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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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Thursday, August 6, 2009


Anne Graham Lotz Coming Here!


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By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Herald-Advocate Intern
For over 50 years, world-
renowned evangelist Billy Gra-
ham has led the masses to the
Lord through his compelling
sermons. Following in her
father's footsteps, Anne Gra-
ham Lotz has captivated this
nation and the world with her


o Ortega
dedication to the Word of God.
Now, Lotz will be making a
weekend-long stop right here in
Hardee County.
The "Fan the Flame" event
will be hosted by the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula. It
promises to fan the flame of
faith.
Community-wide worship


To Sing
activities begin this Saturday at
7 p.m., with doors opening for
general admission at 6. The
event will continue on Sunday
morning, starting at 10:45 with
a final message by Lotz.
And Dove Award winner
Fernando Ortega will be the
featured musical guest for the
event. Ortega has released


many albums, including his
newest, "The Shadow of Your
Wings."
This three-day visit begins
Friday with an all-day confer-
ence for area pastors.
On Saturday, it will be the "I
Saw The Lord" message by
Lotz from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the
church. Lotz will speak from
Isaiah 6. Everyone is welcome
to attend. Ortega will lead a
time of praise in song.


Sunday morning is the com-
munity-wide worship service,
with Lotz again speaking. It,
too, is open to all members of
the community.
The community events are
free.
First Baptist Church of
Wauchula is located at 1570 W.
Main St.
Lotz, daughter of Dr. Billy
and Ruth Graham, established
the non-protit organization
AnGel Ministries in 1998. The
goal of AnGel Ministries is to
"give out messages of Biblical
exposition through her speak-
See ANNE 2A


Fire Destroys*




Family's Home


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Five people are homeless
after a Monday morning fire.
The family, which had just
purchased school clothing and
supplies for their two older chil-
dren, lost everything in the elec-
trical fire which was discovered
Monday morning when smoke
and flames were detected by
passing motorists.
Justin and Tiffany Lavoy
Griffin and two-year-old daugh-
ter Juslin had spent Sunday
night at her mother's home and
were returning to their rented
home at 714 Seminole St.,
Wauchula. Two other children,
Brandon Hardy, 10, and
Brianna Hardy, 9, were visiting
their father.
"We were just coming home
and saw firetrucks and rescue
vehicles in the middle of the
road. I had thought somebody
was hit or something. Some-
thing was laying in the road, but
it was just a pile of hoses. I did-
n't realize it was our home,"
said Tiffany Lavoy Griffin.
According to a press release,,
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
was called at 8:21, but even as
crews were responding they


Mr. and Mr. Justin Lavoy Griffin, Juslin, age 2, and Brandon
and Brianna Hardy, ages 10 and 9, lost everything they
owned in a fire at their Seminole Street home on Monday
morning. Firemen responded promptly but the house and
contents were heavily damaged.


WEATHER
M ATE EH LOW B
07/29 83 74 0.00
07/30 94 75 1.99
07/31 89 71 0.73
08/01 93 74 0.00
08/02 93 74 0.00
08/03 93 74 0.00
08/04 95 73 0.10
TOAL Rainfall to 08104/09 24.31
Same period last year 25.50
Ten Year Average 52.95
Source: Unv. of Fla. Ona Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds...................6B
Community Calendar....3A
Courthouse Report..... 1B
Crime Blotter............... 12B
Hardee Living................ 3B
Information Roundup.. 12A
Obituaries...................4A




7 18122'07290 3


U.S. 17 Plan Inches Forward


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
There are several things hap-
pening on U.S. 17 projects.
Current maintenance and
future planning are both on the
boards for the Florida Depart-
ment of Transportation (DOT)
agenda for Hardee County.
Presently, there is a $1.4 mil-
lion project of underground
pipe work being done on U.S.
17 north from the Peace River
through the City of Wauchula to
Tropicana Road north of town.
The project, being done by
Santa Cruz Construction Inc.,
began July 6 and will continue
through October, closing one
lane of the highway in different
portions so equipment can be
set up along the shoulder of the
highway, says a DOT media
release.
Other work is behind the
scenes. The District 1 office in


Bartow recently filed a Project
Resolution in the Hardee
County Clerk's Office a decla-
ration of eminent domain for
Segment 4206331 right-of-way
designation from CR 634
(Sweetwater Road) to Seventh
Avenue in Zolfo Springs.
It outlines the sections and
range along that segment of
future four-laning where right
of way will be needed and dele-
gates authority to the District
One office to obtain such right
of way.
"It is the judgment of the
Department that construction of
said portions is necessary, prac-
tical and in the best interest of
the State, and that the acquisi-
tion of such property and prop-
erty rights as are needed for
construction, reconstruction
and maintainence of its duties
of said state facility for the use
of the general public." said the


resolution. "The Department is
authorized to make such acqui-
sition by gift, purchase or con-
demnation," it concludes.
In response to questions, the
Bartow DOT office said right-
of-way activities for the U.S. 17
northern portion project began
the first part of July. After filing
the resolution, DOT is prepar-
ing to contract for appraisal
work to begin on the selected
portion.
Right of way is a separately
funded phase of the U.S. 17
construction. The construction
phase has not yet been funded.
The project development and
environment' study has been
sent to the Federal Highway
Administration for its evalua-
tion, been returned with ques-
tions and is being re-submitted.
Meanwhile, County
Commission Chairman Dale
See U.S. 17 2A


could see the smoke from a
mile away.. Flames and smoke
were showing through the roof
as fire crews arrived within four
minutes.
They moved quickly through
the building extinguishing the
flames and looking for anyone
who might be trapped. The fire
was under control within 16
minutes, with no trapped per-
sons or injuries reported. They
remained on the scene to con-
tinue to extinguish stray
embers.
Gregg Rubb, investigator
with the State Fire Marshal's
office out of Lake Wales deter-
mined the fire started in an elec-
trical outlet in the living room.
The house, belonging to Raj
Desari of California, suffered
an estimated $55,000 loss.
The family lost everything
but the clothes they were wear-
ing. They were offered Red
Cross assistance for the night's
lodging and have since moved
back to her mother's home tem-
porarily.
Hardee Help Center, 713 E.
Bay St., Wauchula, is also help-
ing the family. Donations can
be sent to them at P.O. Box 422,
ee HHIR 2A


School Employees

Seek 5% Increase


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
School employees are seek-
ing a five percent' pay increase
for the 2009-10 year.
In asking for the raise in the
opening session of contract
negotiations, Hardee Education
Association/United President
Selden Spencer pointed out that
employees did not get a raise
last year, only their annual "step
increase" for years of experi-
ence, which amounts to one
percent for most "steps."
"A year ago, we knew things
were bad," Spencer said in pre-
senting the union's proposal.
"We agreed steps were probably
as good as it was going to get,
all anybody could afford.
"But," he continued "this
year, the reserve (fund) is doing
OK and is growing slowly."
And, he added, the school dis-
trict has not received the deep
cuts expected.
"We ask you to recognize we
took a step last year, and we
propose a five percent increase
this year," Spencer concluded.
Thus were the monetary con-
cerns presented by the union to*
the district administration.


Some changes in contract word-
ing were also proposed.
Representing the Hardee
County School Board for con-
tract negotiations this year are
Deputy Superintendent Woody
Caligan, Personnel & Food
Service Director George Kelly
and Curriculum Director Marie
Dasher.
Across the bargaining table
are HEA/U President Spencer,
First Vice President Heather
Lang, Secretary Missy Massey,
Membership Director Gilbert
Vasquez and Peace River
regional Director Mike Bernier.
The next session is set for
this Tuesday from 10 a.m. to
noon and then from 2 to 4 p.m.
The negotiating teams are eibet-
ing at the School Board
Training Center .on South
Florida Avenue.
Caligan told the union team,
"We are privileged to have been
chosen by our superintendent to
sit at the negotiation table to
carry on the important business
of our school district.
"We know what we do here
will impact the lives of our
employees and our students,"
See SCHOOL 2A


County Tax Roll

Down A Million

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Dispose Of Your

Haz-Waste Free

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Shoppers: School

iDress Codes Here!.

S... Story 3&7A


109th Year, No. 35
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24 The Herald-Advocate, August 6, 2009


4 The- He' aId-A
Hardee County's I.omeiowiCoer' .
JAMES R.KELLY- ',-'.'
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Managing Editor.,
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: Kelly's Column
By Jim


Edgar Davis of Florida Fertilizer Company in Wauchula and
the Hardee County Commission each plan to donate $10,000 to the
UF IFAS Range Cattle Station at Ona this year. Davis recently
challenged the commission to donate tax funds to this "jewel in
Hardee County," in the words of Davis.
Davis said he already donates $1,000 of fertilizer to the Range
Cattle Station annually.
As a sign of economic times he said Florida now produces
about 1.1 or 1.2 million tons of major fertilizer materials (nitrogen,
phosphate and potash) a year. A few years ago the state was pro-
ducing two millions tons of fertilizer annually, he noted.
UF and many other fertilizer buyers buy fertilizer under a bid-
ding process, said Davis. He said potash prices recently declined so
fertilizer prices should be coming down soon.

Federal drug experts have recently said too much Tylenol can
cause liver damage. They have called for eliminating prescription
drugs such as Vicodin and Percocet. Too mucli 'acetaminophen can
be deadly.
It seems that many prescription drugs can cause harmful side
effects.

It now costs more to smoke cigarettes since the tax went up a
dollar a pack recently.

Florida has now joined 27 other states that make not wearing
a seatbelt a primary offense rather than secondary.
Transportation records indicate 42 people in Polk County lost
their lives last year because of not wearing seatbelts, reported the
Lakeland Ledger.,

.Underage drinking of alcohol remains a major problem in
America.
About 40 percent of 16-year-olds have not used alcohol. About
20 percent of 19-year-olds have not used alcohol in America,
according to a 2005 national survey of drug use and health.
If one person has an alcohol problem it. can affect the entire
family. Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12 Step Program have
helped a lot of people with addictions.

Leading causes of death in America continue to be heart dis-
ease, cancer, stroke, lung disease, injuries, diabetes, flu/pneumo-
nia, Alzeimers and kidney disease. Health experts say a large por-
tion of diseases and disorders is preventable, reports the Rollins
School of Public Health Emory.
Heart disease is often linked to smoking, high blood pressure,
high cholesterol, lack of exercise, diabetes, obesity and stress.
Cancer is often linked to smoking, alcohol, diet, obesity and
environmental carcinogens.
Stroke is linked to high blood pressure. Many accidents are
linked to alcohol and failure to use seat-belts. Chronic lung disease
is often linked to smoking.
Pneumonia and influenza are often linked to smoking and
alcohol. Diabetes is usually related to obesity..
Suicide is often linked to stress, alcohol and drug abuse.
Cirrhosis of the liver is often linked to alcohol. Artery disease (ath-
erosclerosis) is often caused by smoking and high cholesterol.
Known health hazards include alcohol use, stress, anxiety,
depression, obesity, lack of exercise, poor nutrition, tobacco use,
uncontrQlled high blood pressure and uncontrolled lipids (grease,
fats).

Al Davis of East Main Barber Shop in Wauchula has been. cut-
ting hair for over 52 years.

The current CFO magazine indicates 55 percent of working
American families reported having some stress from the recession.
The most common way Americans ages 18 to 64 are tightening
their belt is cutting back on alcohol/cigarettes.
Some 56 percent of Americans are eating at restaurants less
frequently. Americans are more concerned with rising prices,
financial markets and employment than real estate values. The age
group 65 and over favor deficit reduction over spending as a way
to stimulate the economy.

At least one aspect of the book "1984" written by George
.Orwell that Big Brother is watching you is in Lakeland where sev-
eral intersections have cameras that record cars not stopping at red
lights. A ticket is issued and arrives in the mail a week or two after-
wards. I believe the fine is about $125 or so.

How toseason or re-season a cast iron skillet? From "Hints on
Home" by Eloise in the Aug. 2 Lakeland Ledger: wash and dry it,
slather a thick layer of unsalted vegetable shortening inside and
,out, and bake in oven on a cookie sheet for 90 minutes (or 1 1/2
hours) at 250 degrees.
The stock market is up this year. President Barack Obama has
,talked about some "green shoots" in the American economy.
t Darlene Superville of the Associated Press recently reported
the president said future economic prosperity depends on building


U.S.17
:Continued From TA
Johnson and a couple of DeSoto
County commissioners have
been meeting with state and
federal officials to expedite the
U.S. 17 four-laning for the 10
* miles in Hardee County and 10
miles in DeSoto County not yet
four-laned.
In the most recent encounter,
Johnson went to Sarasota to
meet with U.S. Rep. Vern
Buchanan and the U.S. trans-
portation director, hoping to get
approval for federal highway
stimulus funds to complete the
highway. Johnson said the cur-
rent plan is to build the north-
bound lanes along the old CSX
railroad right of way.

FIRE
Continued From 1A
Wauchula, FL 33873 or
dropped off at the center, desig-
nated for the Lavoy Griffin
family. For information, call
773-0034.
Juslin, wears a 2T and shoe
size 3, Briana a girls 8-10 and
shoe size 4, and Brandon boys
12-14 and shoe size 8. The par-"
ents sizes are ladies medium
(11-12) shoe size nine and
men's 32-34 and shoe size 12.
Complicating matters is that
Justin Lavoy Griffin had just
been laid off by Mosaic, where
he was a welder-ironworker-fit-
ter. Thus, the family has no
income at the moment.
"We lost everything, but real-
ly didn't. Everyone is all right. I
just have to put a roof over their
heads and get things for them. I
didn't realize there was such a
thing as renter's insurance, but
you better believe we'll have it
in the future,"' said Justin Lavoy
Griffin.


ing, books and audio/video
resources."
Not only has Lotz been
spreading the Word of God for
over 30 years, she is also the
author of 10 award-winning and
bestselling books. Among those
books, "Just Give Me Jesus".
and "I Saw The Lord" have
received rave reviews.
'Although L-otz continues to
be a role model through her
deeds, she has not lost sight of
her own personal walk with
God.
"Jesus has. given me ample
resources to meet the spiritual
needs of others because He has
given me Himself and He has
given me His Word. But in


he said.
Caligan pointed out that
"these are difficult times for
America and the economy," and
then noted that Education
Commissioner Eric Smith said,
"School districts that give
salary raises in 2009-10 would
be making a strategic mistake."
The deputy superintendent
quoted Smith also as saying
school districts should be sav-


HELPING HAND


order to meet the spiritual needs
of the multitude, I have to spend
hours alone with Him in the
prayerful meditation of Hi's.
Word so that my spiritual needs
are met," said Lotz.
Along with traveling all over
the country, Lotz spends most
of her time residing in North
Carolina with her husband, Dr.
-Danny totz. She is a mother of "-
three and has three grandchil-
dren.
For more information on this
event or to find out more about
Lotz, call 773-4135 or visit
www.AnneGrahamLotz.com.

Staff writer Cynthia Krahl con-
tributed to this report.


a new, stronger foundation and recapturing the "spirit of innova-
tion."

I love the new federal CARS (Car Allowance Rebate System)
that can give Americans $3,500 to $4,500 toward trading in a gas
guzzler for a fuel efficient car or truck.

L.M. Oldt, 104, of Winter Haven recently told the Ledger he is
a long-term investor and an avid believer in DRIP (dividend rein-
vestment program) which offers the magic of compound interest.
He noted a study that showed over the past 50 years 40 percent of
the total return from stocks.came from dividends.
DRIP is when you own a stock you let the dividends buy you.
more stock instead of receiving and spending the dividends.
As an example he recommended the Southern Company, a
large utility.
Investing at an early age is also wise to help build a sizable
nest egg.

Good news for citrus growers. The seven-year decline in
orange juice consumption in America may be over, reports Kevin
Bouffard of the Ledger. During the last four months OJ consump-
tion has shown a slight rise over a year ago. Retail juice prices have
come down some.
A new motto is orange juice is lh'ilihh -pilie and simple. And it
tastes good, too.


ing and building fund balances.
Caligan ended by also noting,
however, that Hardee County
"is extremely fortunate" to have
dedicated and hard-working
employees. "This administra-
tion's intention is to provide
every resource available to fair-
ly compensate those employ-
ees," he said.
Contract changes the union
also proposes would give


coaches and other supplemental
academic workers four weeks'
notice of their renewal or non-
renewal for that job, put a hiring
order on summer school teach-
ing positions, give e-mail
access to every employee, pay
the regular rate to any teacher
who gives up a planning period
to teach an extra class, and
allow workers to enroll in the
sick-leave bank twice a year.,


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Zolfo Springs Elementary School has a lot of help in motivating youngsters to read and:
get good grades. Principal Jan Beckley and Assistant Principal Melanie Henderson
recently recognized the school's business partner, Vandolah Power Co., for the incen-.
tives it provides for the school's Accelerated Reader and other programs. "Hardee
County is very blessed to have businesses who support our schools, and Zolfo Springs
Elementary is very fortunate to have Vandolah Power Co.," Beckley recently told the
School Board. Kristin Albritton, plant administrator, accepted a plaque of appreciation
from the school. Shown above (from left) are Beckley, Albritton and Henderson.


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At The Herald Advocate
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773-3255


Circling the bargaining table are (clockwise, from left) Woody Caligan and George Kelly for the administration and
Heather Lang, Gilbert Vasquez, Missy Massev, Mike Bernier and Selden Spencer for the union.


SCHOOL
Continued From 1A


ANNE
Continued From 1A






August 6, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3A '


Bestsellers: Get 'Em While They're Hot!


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Herald-Advocate Intern
It's finally here!
That bestseller you have been
yearning to dive into has finally
arrived .at the Hardee County
Public Library! But after racing
down the stacks to snatch it up,
you discover your book already
has been checked out.
Now you are parked on a
never-ending waiting list.
The Heartland Library
Cooperative has decided that
pink wheels are the perfect
solution to get that waiting list
rolling.
"Fiction Deals on Hot 'Pink
Wheels" easily spotted on a
brightly colored cart is the
newest addition at the library,
rolled out to better satisfy its
customers. Now, instead of
waiting on a long list, you can
check out a special copy of that
bestseller, but only for a week.
Librarian Patti Lang explains
that the library is ordering three
copies of those bestsellers, one
for the regular book shelves and
two for what she calls "the Pink
Cart Collection."
Books from the regular stacks
can be borrowed for two weeks.
If you are late in returning it to
the library, the fine is just 10
cents a day. But, for the privi-
lege of skipping a waiting list,


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
If the bestseller you are waiting for is on this hot pink
cart, it's yours for a week without the wait.


the pink cart offers a quick
seven-day loan but a hefty $1 a
day fee for being late.
The maximum fine you can
receive is $15. There are no
renewals allowed for the Pink
Cart Collection books.
Lang says the "hold" list can
mean a long wait for a good
read. When "The DaVinci


Code" first hit the stacks, for
instance, the wait to get it lasted
several months, she says.
Though those hot pink wheels
will get that book into your
hands much faster, customers
are still welcome to place a
book on hold like normal if they
do not wish to risk the $1 a day
late fee.
The "Fiction Deals on Hot
Pink Wheels" is made possible
by the Heartland Library Co-
operative, which includes
Hardee, DeSoto, Glades, Okee-






THURSDAY, AUG. 6
/Hardee County Youth
Coalition Board, regular and
sub-committee meetings,
Hardee County School
Board Training Center, 400
S. Florida Ave., 3 pm.
THURSDAY, AUG. 13
WHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 200 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

To help all created things,
that is the measure of our
responsibility; to be
helped by all, that is the
measure of our hope.
-Gerald Vann


YOUR

BUSINESS

;COULD

APPEAR

HERE

TOO!!
Contact
Nancy Davis,
Kim Reas or
Trayce Daniels
At
773-3255


chobee and Highlands cofinties.
"The pink cart is a great way
for patrons of the library to


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Before school starts again,
there's one more summer job to
do.
Gather up your household
hazardous waste and dispose of
up to 60 pounds of it free on
Saturday.
Have you gotten new elec-
tronics recently? Safely dispose
of them at no charge. Dumping
them along the roadway just
lets lead and mercury leak out
and contaminate someone's
water supply. Instead, bring
your old TV, stereo, VCR, cell
phone, computer or whatever
out to Hazardous Waste Day.
On Saturday from 8 a.m. until
noon, bring as much as your car
Will hold and come out to the
Hardee County Sanitary Land-
fill, 685 Airport Road. Go east
on Main Street about two miles,
turn north on Airport Road and
follow until the paved road ends
at the entrance to the landfill.
Besides electronics, accept-
able hazardous waste include
pesticides, herbicides and in-
secticides, especially those in
old spray cans. Check the house
for old cans of household chem-
icals and cleaners or old fluo-
rescent light bulbs.
Check in the garage for old
paint, wood preservative and
stains, or for car batteries, trans-
mission fluid antifreeze and


other mechanic's petroleum
products.
Do you have outdated pool
chemicals, polyurethanes, pho-
tographic chemicals? Bring
them too.
While you're at it, round up
any old 'bottles, newspapers,
cardboard, aluminum and
glass for recycling.
While there's a whole list of
acceptable hazardous waste and
recycling materials, don't bring
gas cyclinders, ammunition,
explosives, radioactive waste,
biohazards or infectious waste.
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than two inches from the inner aspect of the collar bone (below the neck).
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c. Button-up dress shirts are allowed with no more than the top two buttons
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d. Shirts may be short or long-sleeved T-shirts.
Pants/Shorts/Skirt Requirements:
1. Pants must be fastened and worn at the natural waistline for boys and at the hips
for girls. Pants, shorts, skirts, and skorts waist size shall not be more than one size larg-
er than the student's measured size. Pants, slacks, and shorts cannot be baggy/oversize
fit. They should be no longer in length than the heels of the shoes.
2. Skirts, shorts, and skorts-shall be no'shorter than two inches above the knee.
3. Pants, shorts,,skorts, and skirts must be free from rips and tears. Pajama bottoms,
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4. Dresses may be worn but must adhere to shirt/skirt and top requirements.
Necklines of dresses must be no lower than two inches from the inner aspect of the col-
lar bone (below the neck). Spaghetti, strapless or tank top dresses are prohibited.
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with words, phrases, symbols, pictures, patches or graphics which use indecent, swear,
or suggestive words or are drug/alcohol or gang related.
3. Sunglasses, hats, caps or other head coverings are NOT to be worn in the build-
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4. Extremes in dress or grooming that cause undue attention or cause disruptive
influences are not allowed. Body/facial piercing (other than ears) are examples of
extreme dress and grooming and are not allowed. Covering facial piercing with a Band-
Aid or any other material is NOT allowed.
5. Students must wear their ID card on the front of the body above the waist at ALL
times during school hours, except in certain classes where safety would be an issue..
6. Undergarments are not to be shown.
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Tank tops
Hair rollers
Hooded garments
Chain wallets, dog collars, spiked wrist bands, or neck bands
Unbuckled belts, overalls, or suspenders
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pants
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LORI ANN
REESE
Lori Ann Reese, 38, of
Wauchula, died on Monday,
Aug. 3, 2009, in Avon Park.
Born in Wauchula, on
Sept. 15, 1970, she was a life-
long resident of the county, a
clerk in a grocery store and a
Jehovah's Witness.
Survivors include her par-
ents, David and Susan Smith
of Avon Park; grandfather
Lawrence Smith Sr. of Avon
Park; two daughters, Holly
McVey Leonard and husband
Dan of Sebring, and Shelby
Reese of Avon Park; three
brothers, David Allen Smith
Jr. of Polk City, Ronald Dale
Smith of Carrolton, Ga., and
Joshua Lee Smith of Avon
Park; niece Caitlin Smith of
Zolfo Springs; and several
aunts, uncles and cousins.
Visitation is today (Thurs-
day) from 5 to 7 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel.
There are no services
scheduled.



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RUTH L
HARRIS
Ruth L. Harris, 82, of
Wauchula, died on Wednes-
day, July 29, 2009, in Wau-
chula.
Born in Florida on Nov.
19, 1926, she came to Hardee
County from Bartow 25 years
ago. She was a homemaker
and a member oft.ake gle
Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death -
by her husband Glen Harris.
Survivors include two
sons, Glen Harris Jr. and wife
Debbie of Arcadia, and
Lennie "Harris and wife
Martha of Fort Meade; three
sisters, Helen McKinnon of
Dallas, Ga., Gladys Hill ,of
Citra, and Shirley Foss of
Orlando; four grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren;
and many nieces and
nephews.
Visitation was Sunday
from 3 to 5 at Robarts Garden
Chapel. Services were Mon-


DORIS GRICE
ELLIOTT HALL
Doris Grice *Elliott Hall, 92,
of Avon Park, died on Saturday,
Aug. 1, 2009.
Born on June 12, 1917, in
Frostproof to Frank and Mable
(Spicknall) Grice, she had been
a machine operator for Revell
Crate Co. She moved to Avon
Park in 1937 and was a member
of the Avon Park Church of the
Nazarene.
Survivors include a son
Norman Elliott and wife Shirley
of Old Town; five daughters,
Anna Jean Prescott of Avon
Park, Pauline Jackson and hus-'
band Densby of Frostproof,
Carolyn Carver and husband
John of Winter Haven, Judy
Elliott of Avon Park, and Violet
Singletary and husband Wayne
of Avon Park; one brother, the
Rev. Arlis F. Grice and wife
Nell of Picayune, Miss.; 11
grandchildren; 19 great-grand-
children; and five great-great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday from
6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.'
Services were Wednesday at 10
a.m. in the Avon Park Church of
the Nazarene with the Rev.
Randall Rupert and the Rev.
Aris F. Grice officiating.
Interment followed at the
Bougainvillea Cemetery in
Avon Park.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Avon Park


EUNICE MAE HALL
COLLIER
Eunice Mae Hall Collier, 91,
of Frostproof, died on Thurs-
day, July 30, 2009, in Arcadia.
Born on April 15, 1918, in
Wauchula, she lived most of
her life in Hardee County, mov-
ing to Frostproof in the 1970s.
'She was a sectionizer in the cit-
rus industry.
Survivors include three
daughters, Doris Williams and
husband Ed of Arcadia, Annette
Collier of Frostproof, and
Willie B. Weed and husband
David of Sebring; sister Alma
Brown of Wauchula; five
grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Tuesday from
10 to 11 a.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel followed by services at
11 a.m. with James B. Woods
officiating. Interment followed
in Hart Cemetery.,
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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MARINE R.
WILLIAMS
Maurine R. Williams, 82,
of Bowling Green, died on
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at
Resthaven.
Born in Bowling Green on
May 28,1927, she came back
to Bowling Green in 1990
from Tampa, where she had
lived for 45 years. She
worked at Maas Brothers for
20 years in the clerical and
bookkeeping department.
She was a member of First
United Methodist Church of
Bowling Green.
Survivors include daugh-
ter Deborah L. Currier and
husband Jeffery of Bowling
Green; brother Minor Bryant.
and wife Mary Beth of
Bowling Green; sister Mary
Ruth Allred and husband
Park of Bowling Green;
granddaughter Michelle
Bradford of North Hunting-
don, Pa.; great-granddaughter
Kaitlyn Bradford; and nieces
and nephews Tim Bryant,
Melinda Nickerson, Melanie
Henderson, Melissa Eldridge,
Janet Alsobrook, David.
Brown, Kevin Brown, Susan
Watson, Jonathan Brown,
Michelle Alright and Patrick
Bryant.
Visitation was Saturday
from 10 to 11 a.m. at First
United Methodist Church in
Bowling Green, followed by
services at 11 a.m. with
Pastor Steve Polk and the
Rev. Herman Boyette offici-
ating. Interment followed in
Bowling Green Cemetery.


MARINE R. WILLIAMS
Maurine R. Williams, 82;.of
Bowling Green, died on
Wednesday, July 29, 2009 at
Resthaven. '
Born on May 28, 1927 in
Bowling Green, she returned to
Bowling Green in 1990 from
Taippa where she worked for
Maas Bros. for 20 years. She
was a member of First United
Methodist. Church of Bowling
Green.
Survivors include a daughter
Deborah L. Currier and hus-
band Jeffery of Bowling Green;
brother Minor Bryant and wife
Mary Beth of Bowling Green;
sister Mary Ruth Allred and
husband Park of Bowling
Green; granddaughter Michelle
Bradford of North Huntingdon,
Pa.; and great-granddaughter
Kaitlyn Bradford.
Visitation was Saturday from
10 to 11 a.m. at First United
Methodist Church of Bowling
Green, followed by services at
11 a.m. officiated by Pastor
Steve Polk and the Rev.
Herman Boyette. Interment fol-
lowed in Bowling Green
Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

RUTH L. HARRIS
Ruth L. Harris, 82, of
Wauchula, died on Wednesday,
July 29, 2009, in Wauchula.
Born in Florida on Nov. 19,
1926, she came to Hardee
County from Bartow 25 years
ago. She was a homemaker and
a member of Lake Dale Baptist
Church,
She was preceded in death by
her husband Glen Harris.
Survivors include two sons,
Glen Harris Jr. and wife Debbie
. of Arcadia, and Lennie Harris
and wife Martha of Fort Meade;
three sisters, Helen McKinnon
of Dallas, Ga., Gladys Hill of
Citra, and Shirley Foss of
Orlando; four grandchildren;
and six great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday from
3 to 5 at Robarts Garden Chap-
el. Services were Monday 'at
10:30 a.m. at the Garden
Chapel with the Rev. Larry
Barrantine officiating. Inter-
ment followed at the Florida
National Cemetery in Bushnell
at 2 p.m.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula





ANGELA
POLK
Anfigela Polk, 76, of Sara-
sota, died on Saturday, Aug.
1, 2009 at Sarasota.
Born in Rose Hill, N.C.,
on Feb. 18, 1933, she was a
Sarasota resident since 1993,
coming from Hardee County.
She was a homemaker and
very involved in the family's
beloved cattle ranch in
DeSoto County. She was a
past member of The Lord's
Church.
Survivors are her husband,
David King of Sarasota; three
sons andl daughters-in-law,
Gary and Eva Boehm of
Wauchula, David and Mary-
ann Boehm of Sarasota, and
Kenny and Lisa Boehm of
Wauchula; step-daughter and
son-in-law Sharon and Skip
Rutter of Ocala; step-son and
daughter-in-law Steve and
Penny Polk of Bowling
Green; three sisters, Melva
Lafore of Atlanta, Ga., and
Barbara Carlton and Linda
Petersen, both of Sarasota;
four grandchildren, Kari,
Daniel, Julia and Madeline;
four step-grandsons, Jerermy,
Michael, Tim and Mark; four
great-granddaughters, Alissa,
SKrysta, Andreah and
. Makaila; and many dear fam-
ily members and friends.
Visitation was Wednesday,
Aug. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel, fol-
lowed by funeral services at
11 a.m. with Pastor Mike
Graham officiating, Inter-
ment followed in Wauchula
Cemetery. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be sent to the
Kidney Foundation.


Obituaries


P


LORI ANN REESE
Lori Ann Reese, 38, of Wau-
chula, died on Monday, Aug. 3,
, 2009, at Avon Park.
Born on Sept. 15, 1970, in
Wauchula, she was a lifelong
Hardee County resident and a
clerk in i grocery store. She
was a Jehovah's Witness.
She is survived by her par-
ents, David and Susan Smith of
Avon Park; grandfather Law-*
rence Smith Sr. of Avon Park,
two daughters, Holly McVey
Leonard and husband Dan of
Sebring, and Shelby Reese of
Avon Park; and three brothers
David Allen Smith Jr. of Polk
City, Ronald Dale Smith of
Carrolton, Ga., and Joshua Lee
Smith of Avon Park.
Visitation is at Robarts Gar-
den Chapel tonight (Thursday)
from 5 to 7 p.m. There will be:
no services at this time.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



REV. WILLIAM B.
JOHNSON JR.
Rev. William B. Johnson Jr.,
93, of Tampa, died on July 15,
2009 in Tampa.
Born Feb. 27, 1916, he was a
pastor of several churches in
Florida, including Oak Grove
Baptist Church of rural Wau-
chula from 1955 to 1958. He
was also a prison chaplain for
over 30 years. He served in the
U.S. Army Air Corps in World
War II. He was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Lutz.
He was preceded in death by
his wife of 50 years, Eva John-
son; two sons, Harold Johnson
and Ralph Johnson; and great-
grandson Eric.
Survivors include daughters-
in-law, Peggy Johnson and
Dariel Johnson; seven grand-
children; 12 great-grandchil-
dren; and two great-great-
grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday, July
19 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the funer-
al home. Services were on
Monday at 2 p.m. at First
Baptist Church of Lutz, fol-
lowed by interment at Salem
Primitive Baptist Church
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Abe Brown
Ministries at www.abebrown.-
org, Family Enterprising at-
www.family-enterprising.org or
the W.B. Johnson scholarship
fund at www.pinesbaptist
church.org.
Loyless Funeral Home
Land O'Lakes



SARAH COLE SPINKS
Sarah Cole Spinks, 77, of
Fort Meade, died on Tuesday,
July 21,2009.
Born May 3, 1932, she was a
homemaker.
Survivors include four
daughters, Virginia Belcher of
Wauchula, Nettie Green of
Atlanta, Ga., and Sarah Dixon
and Lora Spinks, both of Lake-
land; four sons; John Spinks Jr
and Willie Spinks Sr. both of
Iowa, and Richard W. Spinks
and Eddie Spinks, both of
Lakeland; 36 grandchildren; 45
great-grandchildren; and three
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday from 6
to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Services were Saturday at 11
a.m. at New Bethel Missionary
Baptist Church in Lakeland.
Williams Funeral Home
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Eradicatio]
A program to begin address-
ing the invasion of Burmese
pythons in the Everglades be-
gan July 17.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission initi-
ated a permit program that will
allow herpetology experts to go
into state-managed lands in
South Florida and search for
and euthanize Burmese pythons
and other Reptiles of Concern.
FWC staff screened the par-
ticipants in this initial program.
All permit holders are required
to provide the FWC with GPS
locations of each captured py-
thon and to take a digital photo.
The FWC will then study the
data, which will include loca-
tion, size and stomach contents,
to help further understand the


ANGELA POLK
Angela Polk, 76, of Sarasota,
died on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2009,
at Sarasota.
Born Feb. 18, 1933, in Rose
Hill, N. C. she moved from
Hardee County to Sarasota in
1993. She was a homemaker
and past member of The Lord's
Church.
Survivors include her hus-
band David King, of'Sarasota;
three sons, Gary Boehm and
wife Eva of Wauchula, David
Boehm and wife Maryann of
Sarasota; and Kenny Boehm
and wife Lisa of Wauchula;
step-daughter Sharon Rutter
and husband Skip of Ocala;
step-son Steve Polk and wife
Penny of Bowling Green; three
sisters, Melva Lafore of
Atlanta, Ga., and Barbara
Carlton and Linda Petersen,
both of Sarasota; four grand-
children; four step-grandsons;
and four great-granddaughters.
Visitation was Wednesday
from 10 to 11 a.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel with services at
11 a.m. with the Rev. Mike
Graham officiating. In lieu of
flowers, memorials may be sent
to the Kidney Foundation.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



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Interment followed at the
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,spread of this non-native
species.
Armed with data, the FWC
can share valuable information
with the U.S. Geological Sur-
vey and, Everglades National
Park, which are investigatingJ
the behavior and biology of the
Burmese python for a better
-understanding of the snake's
requirements for survival. This
knowledge can help eradicate
the Burmese python from
Florida.
"One Burmese python is too;
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FWC's Exotic Species Section]
leader.
The permits for the first
phase of this program go from
July 17 to Oct. 31. The FWC
will then evaluate expanding
the program.
"This is a good way to collect
information critical to finding
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harmful snake," said' Nick|
Wiley, FWC's assistant execu-
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EUNICE MAE HALL
COLLIER
Eunice Mae Hall Collier,
91, of Frostproof, died on
Thursday, July 30, 2009, in
Arcadia.
,Born on April 15, 1918,
in Wauchula, she lived most
of her life in Hardee County,
moving to Frostproof in the
1970s. She was a sectionizer
in the citrus industry.
Survivors include three
daughters, Doris Williams
and husband Ed. of Arcadia,
Annette Collier of Frost-
proof, and Willie B. Weed
and husband David of Se-
bring; niece, sister and
daughter Mary Cutchenn of
Frostproof; sister Alma
Brown of Wauchula; five
grandchildren; five great-
grandchildren; and many
nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Tuesday
from 10 to 11 a.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel followed by.
services at 11 a.m. with'
James B. Woods officiating.
Interment followed in Hart
Cemetery.



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529 W. Main Street
Wauchula



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6 The Herald-Advocate, August 6, 2009


Light One Candle
By Stephanie Raha
The Chnsiophers


CARE FOR THE CAREGIVER
More than 50 million Americans look after adult loved ones
and another 10 million care for special-needs youngsters. Just a
couple more statistics: Nearly 80 percent of caregivers assist those
over age 50, most suffering from heart disease, cancer or diabetes;
and a quarter of caregivers support loved ones with Alzheimer's,
dementia or some type of mental illness.
Those numbers probably don't make any real difference to you
if you're a caregiver just trying to make your way through another
long day.
But maybe they should. Just focusing on the' fact that you're
not the only one who has to face the prospect of offering long-term
care to a loved one could make you feel a little less isolated. That
may be especially true if you make an effort to find aid and encour-
agement for yourself through your family, friends, neighbors and
even local support groups for people in similar situations.
The fact is that every caregiver and every person who needs
care has a unique story. One woman watched her husband's cancer
progress: blood clots led to the use of a walker and then the loss of
both legs. "Caring for him became a full-time job for me and I put
my life on hold to do it," she said. "Sometimes it takes trial and
error to find the combination that will work, and sometimes noth-
ing works. You just do it and get through it."
But despite all the difficulties, she felt that she and her hus-
band actually drew closer over the years before his death.
In "Hope for the Homebound and Those who Care for
Them," we look at some of the complex issues involved in caring
for people who are not able to live independently because of seri-
ous illness or age.
Adult children and their aging parents have their own special
challenges. Some geriatric experts suggest that instead of waiting
for problems to snowball, talking things over as soon as concerns
surface is far better for all involved. It isn't always easy, but care-
givers need to maximize the independence of their mothers and
fathers as much as possible, given their particular strengths and
limitations over time.
Writer Michael Rowe once stated that both sides suffer when
an aging parent flat-out refuses assistance. "Those offering help
feel snubbed for.trying to lend a hand, while those rejecting it feel
they've been labeled liabilities." He suggests that seeing "help as a
collaboration rather than a set of one-way transactions (all giving
or all receiving) underscores the fact that both parties contribute
and benefit in a helping relationship."
If you're a caregiver for a loved one, you need to remember
that your added responsibility to the welfare of the other 'person
doesn't diminish responsibility for yourself.
Make sure that each and every day you: talk with an outside:
person; take a break; exercise; get rest; eat well; listen to music;
give yourself a treat; enjoy some silence; give yourself permission
to cry; always find time to laugh; and let someone help you.
Most especially, remember to pray. God always knows what
He's doing.
For a free copy of "Hope for the Homebound," write: The
Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail:
mail @ christophers.org.




PRECo: It's Time To


Update Contact Info


Each summer, Hardee
Countians thoughts turn to the
possibility of strong storms and
hurricanes.
Because of the potential for
weather-related outages, Peace
River Electric Cooperative is
asking all its members to
review the contact information
on file for their electric account.
Verifying account information
now might very well pre-
vent looking it up with a flash-
light on some dark and stormy
night.
Automated Reporting:
One toll-free call to PRECo's
outage hotline connects mem-
bers to the automated outage
reporting system (ORS).
"ORS uses caller-ID technol-
ogy to quickly determine who is
calling and where the account is
located," says Sinda Schrank,
manager of member services.
"But, it can't automatically pin-
point the location of an outage
if the incoming phone number
can't be matched with an elec-
tric account."
When a telephone number is
recognized, account informa-
tion is swiftly relayed to the
Telecommunications Depart-


ment, where personnel can
quickly determine the size and
severity of the outage and dis-
patch repair crews accordingly.
The automated outage report-
ing system also aids dispatchers
in determining if an interruption
is part of a widespread outage
or if repairs are required at a
single location.
Shrank adds, "It also informs
the caller as to the location, size
and expected duration of the
event."
How To Update:
There are three easy ways to
update an account with the cor-
rect phone information.
1.) Visit PRECo's Web site
at www.preco.coop.
2.) Call the ORS toll-free at.
(877) 282-3656 and update.
phone numbers manually (ac-
count number will be required).
3.) Call the Member Service
Center toll-free at (800) 282-
3824, during business hours.
No matter who your electric
provider may be, Peace River
Electric Cooperative or another
utility, everyone should update
their electric account contact
information. Don't wait until a
storm catches you by surprise!


IH n i g Fs hin S F re as -


8/6/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:53 am
Sets: 8:12 pm
LOD: 13:19:00
Moon Data
Rises: 8:36 pm
Sets: 7:20 am
Moon Phase
Moon Phase is 100
percent waning
Major Times
12:58 am-2:58 am
1:23 pm-3:23 pm
Minor Times
7:40 am-8:40 am
8:05 pm-9:05 pm
Prediction
Best
8/7/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:54 am
Sets: 8:12 pm
LOID: 13:18:00
Moon Dait
Rises: 9:06 pm
Sets: 8:13 am
Moon Phase
Moon Phasels 98
percent waning
Major Times
1:39 am-3:39 am
2:04 pm-4:04 pm
Minor Times


8:21 am-9:21 am
8:46 pm-9,46 pm
Prediction
Good
8/8/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:54 am
Sets: 8:11 pm
LOD: 13:17:00
Moon Data
Rises: 9:36 pm
Sets: 9:07 am
Moon Phase
Moon Phase is 94
percent waning
Major Times
2:21 am-4:21 am
2:46 pm-4:46 pm
Minor Times
9:03 am-10:03 am
9:28 pm-10:28 pm
Prediction
Good,
8/9/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:55 am
Sets: 8:10 pm
LOD: 13:15:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:05 pm
Sets: 10:00 am
Moon Phase
Moon Phase is 88
percent waning


Major Times
3:02 am-5:02 am
3:27 pm-5:27 pm
Minor Times
9:44 am-10:44 am
10:09 pm-11:09 pm
Prediction
Average
8/10/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:55 am
Sets: 8:09 pm
LOD: 13:14:00
Moon Data
Rises: 10:36 pm
Sets: 10:55 am
Moon Phase
Moon Phase is 81
percent waning
Major Times
3:45 am-5:45 am
4:10 pm-6:10 pm
Minor Times
10:27 am-ll:27 am
10:52 pm-ll:52 pm
Prediction
Average
8/11/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:56 am
Sets: 8:08 pm
LOD: 13:12:00
Moon Data


Rises: 11:11 pm
Sets: 11:52 am
Moon Phase .
Moon Phase is 72
percent waning
Major Times
,4:31 am-6:31 am
4:56 pm-6:56 pm
Minor Times
11:13 am-12:13 pm
--: .. .
Prediction
Average
8/12/2009
Sun Data
Rises: 6:57 am
Sets: 8:07 pm
LOD: 13:10:00
Moon Data
Rises: 11:50 pm
Sets: 12:52 pm
Moon Phase
Moon Phase is 62
percent waning
Major Times
5:21 am-7:21 am
5:46 pm-7:46 pm
Minor Times
11:38 pm-12:38 am
12:03 pm-l:03 pm
Prediction
Average


Letter To The Editor

Southwest Florida Needs

Passenger Train Service


Dear Editor:
For the record, daily passen-
ger train service was discontin-
ued in Southwest Florida at the
end of April 1971 by Seaboard
Coastline Railroad' when the
National Railroad Passenger
Corporation was created.
fn the scheme of things the
public may not feel this is a top
priority, however with the
.amount of money of approxi-
mately $250,000,000 that the
two million local residents of
Southwest Florida counties
(Manatee, Sarasota,, Lee,
Hardee, Collier, Charlotte,-
DeSoto, Hendry and Glades)
have spent in Amtrak subsidies
in the last 39 years since Am-
trak was created by Congress in
October 1970 and approximate-
ly $70,000,000 in gas tax rev-
enues that the State of Florida
has collected in the last 10 years
in these nine counties to. be
directly spent for passenger
train service in the state, the two
million permanent residents of
Southwest Florida who make
up nearly one percent of this
nation's population still do not
have daily passenger trains in
Southwest Florida.
Why is this? Why has this
$70,000,000 State of Florida
passenger train trust fund and
some of our $250,000,000 fed-
eral subsidy to Amtrak not been
spent in providing daily passen-


ger train service on the CSX
Railroad,owned right-of-way
and Seminole Gulf Railway
leased railroad tracks in Mana-
tee, Sarasota, Hardee, DeSoto,
Charlotte, Lee and northern
Collier County not been spent
to bring daily Amtrak passenger
tains to our two million perma-
nent residents not including our
summer tourists and winter res-
idents.
If you are upset about why;
you have been paying in federal
and state taxes for daily passen-
ger train service and not having
this service locally, you should
contact your local member of
Congress and your local state
senator and state house of rep-
resentative member whose
address is located in the govern-
ment section of your local tele-
phone book and write him or
her a letter requesting the resto-
ration after the absence of 39
years of this daily passenger
train service which you have
been paying for.
Ask them why can't you
catch a passenger train here to
go to Washington, New York,
Chicago, or Los Angeles not to
mention Tampa or Orlando or
even Tallahassee?
Together let us bring back
daily passenger train service to
Southwest Florida.
Alexander P. Grantt
Bonita Springs


Hook Into Boating,

Angling Guide Online


The new online "Boating &
Angling Guide to Tampa Bay,"
by the Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission, is
now available on the Internet.
The FWC created the new
guide in response to requests
from the public to provide boat-
ing and angling information in
an interactive, user-friendly for-
mat.
Funded through a mini-grant,
the interactive online guide
complements the recently
updated print version. of the
guide.
The guide contains all of the
information found in the print
version and much more. Users
can zoom in and out on specific
areas of the Tampa Bay region.
They can view detailed maps of


popular recreation areas, with
information anrd links specific
to those locations.
Users also can download
many of these maps directly to
their computer to view and print
at their leisure.
Anglers can access up-to-date
fishing regulations specific to
the Tampa Bay area, informa-
tion on proper catch-and-
release techniques and a list of
popular local sport fish.
Paddlers can plan trips with a
list of area paddling trails
linked ii) the correspbndihg trail
'Weblites9tfnd maps'.- '- -..
To view the new interactive
guide or to order a printed copy
of the "Boating & Angling
Guide to Tampa Bay," visit
MyFWC.com/boating_guides.


Letter To The Editor

Hardee Lakes Park Does Not

Compete With Private Parks


Dear Editor:
In response to Mr. Christie
and Mr. Gilliard's Letter to the
Editor on July 23, "Hardee
Lakes Should Not Compete
with Private Parks."
Private RV parks are essen-
tial for supporting the primary
industry in Florida, tourism.
They provide services and
accommodate thousands of vis-
itors who would.not otherwise
be spending dollars in our state.
Private parks especially appeal
to return visitors and new folks
who enjoy camaraderie, social
settings, group activities, swim-
ming, crafts, games, parties,
shopping, etc. They also pro-
vide highly valued sewage dis-
posal hookups next to the RV
and long-term camping not pro-
posed for Hardee Lakes.
Hardee Lakes Park is not' in
the private RV resort business.
It is a public park with no inten-
tion of providing 90 percent of
the services offered at private
campgrounds.
Of the 55 Florida state parks
with camping (http://www.flor-
idastateparks.org), 49 provide
RV sites with water and electri-
cal hookups. Hardee Lakes
Park already has RV sites with-
out water and electricity.
Hardee Lakes is not in com-
petition with private camp-
grounds. The reason is simple:
people who visit public parks
want space, natural areas, wild-
life, hiking, tranquility, etc.
I only propose adding water
and electrical hookups. Hardee
Lakes would compete with state
parks, but the closest one is
'Alafia River (18 miles away,
and it has water and electrical
hookups).


The purpose of adding Water
and electrical hookups, in addi=
tion to giving the tax-paying,
public what it wants from its
public parks, is to reduce the tax
burden of supporting this public
recreation area.
The park should be self-sup-i
porting/self-managed and yet,
retain all the qualities .1,3001;
acres of peace and quiet can
provide. Failure to increase uti-
lization and revenue will invite,
exactly what RV park owners:
fear direct competition offer-'
ing their services. The devel-'
opment wolves are knocking at
the park gate.
In their dash for cash, the,
county commissioners are al-
ready considering commercial
proposals for long-term leases
to operate an RV resort on park
property. The county gets
money and the public gets one
more high-density, high-priced
RV resort.
Everyone loses, including,
local RV parks that could not
compete with a developed
Hardee Lakes Park.
The lease dollars paid to the
county would quickly be:
absorbed by increased expenses
(police, fire, insurance, legal,
etc.).
Private RV parks and public
parks serve distinctly different.
recreational needs. Let's not
mix the two or assume they
compete.
Mr. Christie and Mr. Gilli-
ard's RV parks slice up their pie.
Hardee Lakes Park sits in a big
ol' pie all by itself. Let's keep it.
that way.
Henry Kuhlman
Friends of
Hardee Lakes Park


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17-Foot Python Found FWC

In Okeechobee County Tunes Up


A 17-foot, two-inch Bir-
mese python was caught and
destroyed bn private property in
Okeechabee County last Thurs-
day afternoon, state authorities
report.
The male snake weighed 207
pounds and measured 26 inches
in diameter., Its stomach con-
tents were examined, but noth-
ing identifiable was found
inside.
Officers with the Florida Fish
& Wildlife Conservation Com-
mission scanned the python but
did not find a microchip. As a
Reptile of Concern, Burmese
pythons must be licensed by
FWC's Captive Wildlife Section
and implanted with a microchip
to be kept as a pet.
FWC worked with the
Florida Legislature and the rep-
tile industry to establish and
implement tighter restrictions in
2007 to help prevent the escape
or release of these exotic
species. The new rule requires
an annual $100 license and
mandatory caging.
In addition, Burmese pythons
more than two inches in diame-
ter must be "implanted with a
microchip that identifies the
origin of the animal. This rule
applies to all Reptiles of Con-
cern, which include Burmese
pythons, Indian pythons, reticu-
lated pythons, African rock
pythons, amethystine or scrub


pythons, green anacondas and
Nile monitor lizards.
It is unlawful' to allow one to
escape or to release one into the
wild.
"The capture of this large
python shows us how well these
snakes can thrive in the wild
and create a dangerous situation
after illegal release or escape,"
said FWC Chairman Rodney
Barreto. "It also illustrates why
the FWC is partnering with
other agencies to implement
python control measures in
South Florida. We will continue
to push for additional measures
to control the spread of Bur-
mese pythons in the Everglades,
where they are reproducing in
large numbers."
On July 17, the FWC launch-
ed a permit program, allowing:
reptile experts. to capture and'
euthanize Burmese pythons oA
state-managed lands around the
Everglades. To date, seven per-
mits have been issued and five
pythons have been captured.
Several more permits will be
issued in the coming weeks.
The permit holders must collect
data on captured pythons and
submit that information to the
FWC.
The program continues until
Oct. 31, at which time the FWC
will analyze the data and deter-
mine if the program should be
extended or expanded.


In the controversial literary.work, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" by Harriet Beecher Stowe, there is a char-
acter called Evangeline St. Clare. She is better know by the name Little Eva.

Hardee Junior Highi School
'Dress For Success' Attire Plan 2009-10
Shirt Requirements:
1. Shirts may be worn out over the waistline or tucked in. Shirt size shall not be more
than one size larger than the student's measured size.
2. The following shirts are the only allowable shirts to be worn by students at Hardee
Junior High School:
a. Hardee Junior High spirit T-shirts (short- or long-sleeved) in orange, gray,
royal blue, and navy blue. Shirts will be available for purchase in the administration build-
ing or school store. Additionally, "Hardee Wildcats" or "Wildcats" T-shirts in orange, gray,
royal blue, or navy blue may be worn. These are available from outside vendors.
b. Hardee Junior High athletic or club T-shirts in orange, gray, or royal and navy
blue. These club/athletic T-shirts must have HJH printed somewhere on the front. Club
and athletic T-shirts will be sold through the club sponsor or coach.
c. Polo shirts (short- or long-sleeved, maximum of four buttons) in orange, gray,
royal blue, or navy blue. Girls may wear polo shirts with cap sleeves Polo shirts must
be free of any screen, prints, logos, or emblems. A limited supply of polo shirts will be
-available for purchase in the administration building or school store (price to be deter-
mined). Parents artencouraged to purchase polo shirts.from retail stores; however, the
"Dress for Success" attire should be strictly adhered to. Remember, the approved colors
are orange, gray, royal blue, and navy blue. The polo shirts may have HJH (or Hardee)
spirit emblems embroidered or screen-printed over the heart, otherwise, the shirts should
be free of any other screen prints, logos, or emblems.
Pants/Shorts/Skirt Requirements:
1. Pants must be fastened and worn at the natural waistline for boys and at the hips
for girls. Pants, shorts, skirts, and skorts waist size shall not be more than one size larg-
er than the student's measured size. Pants, slacks, and shorts cannot be excessively
baggy in fit. Undergarments (boxers, briefs, or shorts, or panties) should not be visible at
any time. They should be no longer in length than the heels of the shoes.
2. Skirts, shorts, and skorts shall be no shorter than one inch above the knee, with
no slits.
3. Pants, shorts, skorts, and skirts must be free from rips and tears. Pajama bottoms
of any kind cannot be worn to school.
Other "Dress For Success" Requirements:
1. Shoes shall be worn at all times.
2. Students should not wear any clothing, jewelry, buttons, or any other items with
words, phrases, symbols, pictures, patches or graphics which use indecent, swear, or
suggestive words or are drug/alcohol or gang related.
3. Sunglasses, hats, and caps are not to be worn in the buildings.
4. Extremes in dress or grooming that cause undue attention or cause disruptive
influences are not allowed. Unnaturally colored hair, tattoos, and body piercing (other
than ears) are other examples of extreme dress and grooming and are not allowed.
5. Students must wear their ID card above the waist at ALL times during school
hours.
THE FOLLOWING ARE NOT ALLOWED AT SCHOOL:
Bandanas of any color or style, visors, shower caps, nylon caps, hair nets, and
skull caps
Hair rollers
Chain wallets, dog collars, spiked wrist bands, or neck bands
Unbuckled belts, overalls, or suspenders.
Sweatpants of any kind
Pajamas' or sleepwear
Leggings of any kind are not allowed
Bicycling, stretch or spandex pants or shorts
Excessively short or tight clothing
Bedroom slippers, heelys or skate shoes
Bare feet
Gang related items of any kind
Winter/Cold Weather Policy:
The following outerwear articles of clothing are allowed and may be worn all day without
removal:
Zip-up (or button-up) coats, jackets, sweaters, or hoodies with embroidered or
screen-printed school spirit logos. These items should be royal blue, navy blue, orange,
or gray in color.
Zip-up (or button-up) coats, jackets, sweaters, or hoodies which are free of any
branding emblems, embroidery, or writing; however, they may have stripes, checks, or
polka-dots. The color of these items should be predominately (majority) royal blue, navy
blue, orange, or gray.
.Pull-over sweatshirts, sweaters, and hoodies with embroidered or screen-printed
school spirit logos. These items should be royal blue, navy blues, orange, or gray in
color. Additionally, solid-colored pullover sweatshirts, sweaters, and hoodies which are
royal blue, navy blue, orange, or gray in color are allowable. These items should be free
of any branding emblems or embroidery, writing, designs, stripes, checks, or polka-dots.
Long- or short-sleeved solid-colored T-shirts in solid royal blue, navy blue, orange,
or gray may be worn underneath "Dress For Success" T-shirts or polos. These under-
shirts should be tucked and should not extend below the outer T-shirt or polo.
All outerwear items must be free of any rips or tears, and must fit within one size
of the student's measured size.


August 6, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Web Site
The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission has
revamped its Web site,
MyFWC.com.
"It's more of a reorganization
of the site as, opposed to a
redesign," said the FWC's Scott
Ball, who led the editorial side
of the project. "We've reorga-
nized the content according to
subject matter and added a few
other features to make the site
easier to navigate."
The new home page menu
reflects the arrangement of con-
tent into 14 topic-based sec-
tions, compared to 24 before the
change. And by placing their
mouse pointer over any of those
items, visitors will be able to
see a sub-menu of topics found
within that section.
Other pages now feature
breadcrumbss" helpful links
to enable visitors to return to
related pages and all pages
now have a left-hand menu to
improve navigation.
To help users get acquainted
with the new site, a reference
page outlines the basic organi-
zational structure with links to
the main sections and sub-sec-
tions. Go to MyFWC.com and
look for'"The new MyFWC.-
com" in the Quick Clicks box.


Big Tobacco has to replace the

438,000 people it kills each

year, and new smokeless

products are one area they

turn. Flavored and spitless

products are new ways they're

targeting younger smokers and

women.


Snus are small packets of moist

snuff sold in flavors like

"frost", "spice" and "pepper-

mint". They come in colorful

tins and packages, just like

mints and gum.


Smokeless tobacco is marketed

as a smoking alternative where

smoking is got; allowed,

encouraging more

constant exposure to nicotine,

which is extremely addictive.


In women who used smokeless

for 1-13 years, studies showed

a 14 times greater chance of.

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Letter To The Editor

Proposed Climate Change Law

Needs To Be Fair, Affordable


Dear Editor:
Climate change legislation is
nioving forward in Congress,
and Peace River Electric Co-
operative (PRECO), along with
other electric cooperatives
across the nation, is standing up
to fight for fairness.
\ Decisions will be made in the
coming weeks that will directly
impact our electric bills, and
none of us can afford to sit this
one out. With our representa-
tives here at home for August
recess, now is the perfect time
to make our voices heard.
We stepped up early in the
debate to fight for fairness and
affordability as this legislation
which included a cap-and-
trade system to reduce carbon
dioxide emissions from power
plants was considered in the
U.S. House of Representatives.
Backed by more than 375,000
consumers taking part in the
Our Energy, Our Future cam-
paign, electric co-ops had a
major impact, securing more
than $3 billion in rate relief
from initial U.S. House propos-
als.
But the legislation passed by


the U.S. House in June still has
major flaws. The debate has
now moved td the U.S. Senate,
where another version of the
bill is being drafted. Here we
have another opportunity to
fight for more improvements
and to minimize the impact this
Congressional action may have.
Here we all have an opportunity
to shape the outcome.
We must urge members of the
Senate to keep climate change
legislation fair, recognizing
-regional differences in how
electricity is produced. It must
be affordable for all Americans.
And its goals must be achiev-
able when they take effect,
the technology needed to
reduce carbon dioxide emis-
sions should be commercially
viable at each step of the way.
It is time we all step up to the
plate and make a stand for the
interests of consumers. Your
senators as well as members of
the U.S. House need to hear
from all of us their voting
constituents for direction.
Let's meet our elected offi-
cials here at town hall meetings,
and get our voices to Washing-


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Theoretically, they.will finish
the season sooner.
The 2009 Men's Community
Softball'League started a third
evening of action last Monday,
getting in six games on the
three fields. It cannot play on
Field 2 on Tuesdays and
Thursday until the women fin-
ish their season.
But, rainouts on Thursday
night, kept the men from get-
ting in three evenings of play
last week. By week's end, there
was a bit of change in the stand-
ings.
In Division II, Fuego's re-
mains unbeaten at 8-0, with
Mosiac close at 8-1 and Hardee
Merchants moving to third
place with an 8-3 record. Be-
hind them are Nemesis, Peace
River Electric Cooperative's
Legion of Doom, Blacklist and
FINR (Florida Institute for
Neurologic Rehabilitation).
Division I has lost ground
with the interdivisional games.
Farm Credit is tops at 5-3, fol-
lowed by La Floresita, CF
Industries, Western Pleasure
Karoake, Country Club and
Charlotte's Web Pub.
Last Monday's game on Field
2 included a 21-5 win by
Hardee Merchants over Farm
Credit.
Joe Mishew, Lester Hornbake
and Nate Lee all homered for
Merchants. Mishew and Horn-
bake each scored for times and
Brad Gilliard and Harold each
added three scores.
Justin Conerly homered twice
and Keith Revell added a solo-
shot for Farm Ciedit. Conerly
was the only twin-tally batter.
'The Field 2 nightcap was a
thriller, as Nemesis nipped
Country Club 21-20.
Alfonso Mier, Jesse Reyes
and Elias Ramirez each home-
red for Nemesis. Rigo Briones
scored four times and Reyes,
Ramirez and Paul Beckham
added three runs each.
Leroy McClenithan homered
twice and both Earl Jacobs and
Tony McVay also homered.


McVay, Travis McClenithan
and Leroy McClenithan each
circled the bases three times.
Over on Field 3, Fuego's
downed Charlotte's Web 22-3
in the 6:45 game.
Fred Hodges smacked a
grand slam homere and also
doubled for Fuego's. Matt
Bowling homered twice and
doubled. kay Rivas tripled and
doubled. Bowling and Osles
Lazarre each scored four times.
Gordon S. homered and Ted
Svendsen tripled for Charlotte's
Web. Teddy Svendsen joined
them in each scoring a run.
The Field 3 8:15 game was
another barn-burner, with CF
outlasting Blacklist 22-21.
Logan Thomas homered and
doubled and Weston Johnson
'added a triple and pair of dou-
bles for CF. Leadoff batter
Daniel Rucker added three dou-
bles and two singles for a per-
tect night at the plate. Five bat-
ters each scored three runs.
Daniel Patterson more than
hit for the cycle for Blacklist,
with a single, triple, homer, sin-
gle and double. Patty homered
and doubled twice and Cody
Greene also homered. Keith
Nadaskay was the only four-
score batter.
On Field 4, the early game
was a 22-13 win for PRECo
over La Floresita.
Billy Alexy homered home-
red, tripled, singled twice and
hit into a fielder's'choice in
nearly hitting for the cycle for
. PRECo. Peck Harris homered,
tripled and doubled twice. He
was the only four-tally batter.
For La Floresita, Julian
Garcia Jr., Felix Salinas, Willie
Gilliard, Sam Rivera and Pete
DeLuna all doubled. Rivera
was the only batter to cross
home plate three times.
In the Field 4 closer, Hardee
Merchants picked up the second
win of the night, 17-12, this one
over Western Pleasure.
Brent Gilliard and Harold
each hit both a triple and double
for Merchants. Each also scored
three times as did Mishew.
Jesse Aguilar doubled twice


for Western. Lee, Josh R., and
Aguilar each came home twice
and Eric Mushrush, Gabriel,
Roy Rodriguez, Johndthan
Pleger, William Henderson and
Dino Torres added a run apiece.
There were games on only
two fields on Tuesday night. On
Field 4,.Fuego's won 19-4 over
La Floresita in the opener.
Jose Perez homered, Bowl-
ing homered and doubled and
Mario Tamayo homered and
tripled for Fuego's. Will Tyson,
David Beumel, Perez and
Bowling each circled the bases
three times.
For La Floresita, Bobby
Flores -doubled twice and
Gilliard also doubled. He
scored twice and Salinas and
Julian Garcia Sr. added a run-
apiece.-
In the Field 4 nightcap,
Mosaic won 21-9 over La
Floresita in the second game of
the evening for both squads.
Ron Yeager homered and
Todd Rogers homered and dou-
bled twice for Mosaic. Leadoff
batter Austin Helms doubled
three times among his five hits
and was the only four-score bat-
ter.
Rivera doubled twice and
Julian Garcia Jr., Salinas, Rene
Benavidez also doubled for La
Floresita. Rivera, Garcia and
Salinas each put two runs on the
board.
On Field .3, Mosaic had.
played its first game of the"
night and won 29-9 over
Western Pleasure.
Mike Carte and Yeager were
each five-tally batters for
Mosaic. Yeager homered twice
and doubled and Jason Johnson
also homered among his four
scores. Alan Tubbs, Hagen
Bylund, Robert Deuberry and*
Adam Cartwright each added
three runs.
Torres tripled and doubled
and Tater Fuller and Aguilar:
each doubled for Western
Pleasure. Mushrush, Josh R.,
Torres and Pleger each circled
the bases twice.
The Field 3 nightcap was a 1-
0 forfeit win for CF over FINR.


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ADVERTISEMENT OF INVITATION FOR BIDS
Sealed bids will be received by the City of Wauchula, 126 South 7th Avenue, Wauchula,
Florida 33873, until 2:00 PM local time on September 8, 2009. Bids received after said
time will be returned unopened. The Bidder shall be solely responsible for delivery of its
Bid. Reliance upon mail or public carriers is at the Bidder's risk.

You are invited to bid on the Work noted below.
City of Wauchula Water System Improvements Wellhead and Water Treatment
Plant

The principal features of the Work are:
1. Well pump, generator, discharge piping, wellhouse, and stormwater pond.
2. Raw water transmission main.
3. Water treatment plant improvements, including cascade aerator, clearwell,
rehabilitation of existing clearwell, electrical/control building, generator,
stormwater pond, and miscellaneous site piping, and electrical work.

Owner anticipates that any Contract(s) awarded under this Solicitation will be funded,
either in whole or in part, from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection
(FDEP) Drinking Water State ReVolving Fund, including funding received under the
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Neither the State nor any of its
departments, agencies or employees is or will be a party to this Solicitation or any result-
ing contract. This procurement will be subject to the Contract Documents contained in
these Bid Documents.

Issuing Office: Bid and Contract Documents are available for review at the office of the
Project Engineer, Chastain-Skillman, Inc., 4705 Old Highway 37, Lakeland, Florida,
33813.

Bid Documents shall be obtained from the Project Engineer (Contact Pama Pixley at 863-
646-1402) for a non-refundable fee of $250.00 including sales tax for each set. Plans and
specifications will be available, on August 7, 2009. The Bidder is solely responsible for
obtaining official plans and specifications from the Project Engineer.

Completed Bids: Sealed bids shall reference BID FOR CITY OF WAUCHULA WATER
SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS WELLHEAD AND WATER TREATMENT PLANT on the outer
envelope.

Bid Opening: All bids shall be publicly opened, read aloud and recorded at 2:30 PM
local time on September 8, 2009 in the Wauchula City Commission Chambers, 225 East
Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida 33873.

Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting: All interested Bidders must attend. Bidders not attending
the Pre-Bid meeting will have their Bids returned unopened. Bidders must be present at
the starting time of the meeting. Bidders arriving after the start time will not be permitted
to attend and any subsequent bids will be returned unopened.


Pre-Bid Meeting Time:
Pre-Bid Meeting Date:
Pre-Bid Meeting Location:


10:00 AM Local Time
August 21, 2009
Wauchula City Commission Chambers
225 East Main Street, Suite 105
Wauchula, Florida 33873


For Procurement Related Questions (Procurement Representative):
Name: James Braddock
Company: City of Wauchula
Phone: (863) 773-3131
Email: jbraddock@cityofwauchula.com


For Technical Questions:
Name: Douglas Jones, PE
Company: Chastain-Skillman, Inc.


Phone:
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August 6, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 9A


OUR FINAL HouR
The Story of Sevenns St. Louis
)"i called us by our name be fore we we're born.
You knew exactly that our hearts would be torn.
Life doesn't always work out like we planned.
Trials, tribulations, and death take a stand.
0 How do we comfort that deep dark pain,
That tears at our hearts making us insane?
How do we know when oar last hour will be?
Our life flashes before us as we cry our last plea.
Why are some called home in ways we can't understand?
While others go peacefully under Your command.
How will we fill this void in our soul?
Will You reach out Your hands and take control?
What can we do to make this pain go away?
God, we need Your help, catch us before we stray.
Don't let us lose sight of the plans You have in store.
Death is part of the process in order to receive You more.
God, hear our cries as we remember and embrace
That beautiful smile, always evident on his face.
For even though lie was just a lad,
You are his Father. He is home with his Dad.
Let us not lose sight of Your power and might.
We will see him again with much delight.
For You giveth as well as You taketh away.
If we've accepted You, God, we'll be reunited some day.
Amy Bryan
Wauchula
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It's just a little over two weeks until the start of school, Aug. 24.
However, many' coaches are starting practices at the earliest possi-
ble dates or have been conditioning all summer.
Boys golf coach George Heine announces practices will begin
Aug. 17 at 3:30 at the home Torrey Oaks course. Players are
expected to have all physical and consent forms, etc. completed
prior to practice. The first match of the season is Sept. 2 at home
against Port Charlotte.
Several of the high school players have been busy on the
Sertoma Junior Youth golf tour for players 8 to 18 Senior Grayson
Lambert, junior Taylor Barlow, sophs Daniel Miller and Dalton
Hewett and freshmen William Beattie, Will Bennett and Trenton
Moon have also been out there, frequently claiming.first place in
their age groups. Junior Lincoln Saunders has been a winner but
may again to opt to play football in the fall season.
Volleyball has been busy with AAU and other tournaments this
summer. High school practices start Aug. 10 with two-a-days, 8 to
10:30 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. for both JV and varsity. The season
opens at home on Sept. 3 against Bradenton Southeast.
Some of the swimming Wildcats-have participated in summer
activities, either by life-guarding or in-the summer swim program
competition. The first meet is Sept. I at Lake Region. Jan Brutus
will be head coach this season.
And, of course, 'don't forget football, which resumed practices
on Monday. The varsity season starts with the pre-season classic at
Lake Placid on Aug. 28. The first regular season and home game is
against Fort Meade on Sept. 4. Homecoming is Oct. 9 when
Immokalee comes to visit. Senior Night is when DeSot6 come here
on Nov. 6. The season finale is at Lakewood Ranch Nov. 13.
JV players won't be far behind as they stay home for the first
two games of the season, Sept. 3 vs. Avon Park and Sept. 10 vs.


Mulberry.
Speaking of football, 1987 grad Tony DeLeon, now head foot-
ball coach at Fond du Lac in Cloquet, Minn., was in the area doing
some vacationing and recruiting last week. He already -has three
Wildcats, Jayquan Gandy, Wade Mahoney and Gerardo Villegas
are all contributors for the Thunder.
We don't have girls golf or cross country schedules yet, but they
will start in early September.
Men's and Women's softball leagues, are playing through the
showers. The Men's Community League has added Monday games
on Field 2 as well as, Fields 3 and 4. Interdivisional games have
been interesting. There were a pair of one-run victories in last
week's action.
For the Ladies League, the season is winding down. First
Methodist upset Holy Child Catholic, but the Methodists hafe lost
to Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries. The final two or three
weeks ought to be interesting.
In youth baseball leagues, the Machine Pitch All-Stars placed
third in the state competition, but were able to go to regionals in
Enterprise, Ala. when another team dropped out. They went two
and two at the regionals, the same as they had done at states.
The Florida High School Athletic Association has rescinded its
earlier decision to cut varsity sports 20 percent and JV sports by 40
percent because of opposition from women's rights groups, which
insist there should be an equal number of participants and opportu-
nities for girls sports. That's all right and good, but offering the
sports and getting girls to participate are two different things.
Locally, both girls weightlifting and girls golf have had few partic-
ipants in recent years.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please e-mail call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at
news.heraldadvocate@embarqmail.com with news for this biweek-
ly column. The sports news deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, except for
events which happen over the weekend. They are due by noon
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION

CASE NO.: 25-2009-CA-000405
DIVISION:

US BANK NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE
FOR CWMBS 2006-R2,
Plaintiff,
vs.
QUINTON 4. YOUNG, et at,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: QUINTON S. YOUNG
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
699 BAKER STREET
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
JACKIE L. YOUNG
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
699 BAKER STREET
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS) WHO ARE NOT
KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR ALIVE,
WHETHER SAID UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSE, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN
CURRENT ADDRESS:
UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following property in HARDEE
County, Florida:
LOT 15, BLOCK 1,
ORANGE GROVE ES-
TATES, AS SHOWN BY
MAP OR PLAT THEREOF
RECORDED IN THE
OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF
THE CIRCUIT COURT OP:,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE
35.
has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses within 30
,I 1 days after the first publication, If
any, on Florida Default Law Group,
P.L., Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address is 9119 Corporate Lake
Drive, Suite 300, Tampa, Florida
33634, and file the original with
this Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter, otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint
or petition.
This notice shall be published
once each week for two consecu-
tive weeks in the Herald Advocate.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court on this 29 day of July,
2009.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-"
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the indi-
vidual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla,
Raymer, Barrett & Frappler, 601
Bayshore Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa,
Florida 33606, telephone
(813)251-4766, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the pro-
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
(TDD) 1-800-955-8771; or voice (V)
1-800-955-8770, via Florida Relay
Service. 8:6-13c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
IN AND FOR
HARDER COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 252008CA000154

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

Plaintiff,

vs.

CONCEPCION HERNANDEZ, and
MA ENCARNACION MOYA a/k/a
MOYA MA HERNANDEZ,
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:

Lots 19 and 20, HIGHLAND
PLACE, a rp-subdivision of
Block 17 of Packer's
Addition to the City of
Wauchula, FL, according to
the map or plat thereof as
recorded In Plat Book 1,
Page(s) 2-121, now known


No Quor

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Com-
mission's hands were tied.
Last week's meeting was
almost a non-event when the
commission did not have a quo-
rum, a simple majority, with
which to conduct its business.
Commission Chairman Dale
Johnson and Commissioner
Minor Bryant were on hand.
Commissioners Nick Timmer-
man and Terry Atchley both had
scheduled vacations. And,
Commissioner Bobby Ray
Smith became ill.
With only two of the five
commissioners available, the
commission was unable to act,
but did go ahead and hear the
basics on a couple of issues.
Property Appraiser Kathy
Crawford presented a power
point on the,2009 tax roll (see
related 'article).
Broadband access to the four



as Plat Book Bar A-40,
Public Records of 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 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO: 25 2009 CA 000014
COUNTRYWIDE HOME LOANS
SERVICING, L.P.
PLAINTIFF
VS.
PAULINO RIVERA; TERRI M.
RIVERA; ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN NAMED
INDIVIDUAL 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; JOHN DOE AND
JANE DOE AS UNKNOWN
TENANTS IN POSSESSION
DEFENDANTS) /

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Summary Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 27,2009 entered In Civil Case
No. 25 2009 CA 000014 of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for HARDEE County,
WAUCHULA, Florida, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash at NORTH FRONT DOOR at
the HARDEE County Courthouse
located at 417 WEST MAIN
STREET In WAUCHULA, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 26 day of
August, 2009 the following
described property as set forth In
said Summary Final Judgment to-
wit:
LOT 22, PINECREST
FARMS, PHASE II, AC-
CORDING TO PLAT
THEREOF RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 61, PAGE 4,
PUBLIC RECORDS, OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-'
DA.

Any person claiming an Interest
In the surplus from the sale. if any.


other than the property owner as
of the date of the IIs pendens.
must file a claim within 60 days
after the sale.
Dated this 29 day of July, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation
should contact COURT ADMINIS-
TRATION, at the HARDEE County
Courthouse at 863-773-4174, 1-
800-955-8771 (TDD) or 1-800-955-
8770, via Florida Relay Service.
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August 6, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 11A



No Business Delatorre Elected


corners of the county and possi-
ble bids or sale of county prop-
erty at SR 64 West and CR 663
(Ona-Fort Green Road) 'were
also discussed. Three zoning
issues will have to be resched-
uled. '
Bernardine W. 'King of the
U.S. Census Bureau presented a
proclamation, "It's In Our
IHands." Reminiscent of the
county's U.S. 17. four-laning
slogan, "It's Our Turn," the new
slogan encourages everyone to
take responsibility to complete
the census forms next year.
It seems Hardee County has
the dubious distinction of being
among the top 50 counties in
the entire nation, including
Alaska and Hawaii, to have the
lowest response on the 2000
census. "It was a dismal result.
That cost this county millions
of dollars," said King.
There are federal dollars
available for schools, day care
centers, roads and other public
transportation, hospitals and
other medical facilities, busi-
ness growth, housing, women's
and children's programs and
many more.
In addition, the census can
result in more state and federal
representatives for the county.
Hardee will benefit from redis-
tricting as its numbers change,
explained King.
The proclamation announces
that the county is committed to
partnering with the U.S. Census
Bureau to ensure a full and ac-
curate count in the 2010 census.
Already, census workers have
gone house to house and noted
each address where a census
form can be mailed by April 1,
2010. "We want to count every
living breathing person in
Hardee County on April 1.
Every one of them uses ser-
vices" said King, who will work
closely with local coordinators
Sandy Scott and Jill Peve, and
their group of enumerators who
will visit the homes of those



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: 25-2008-CA-000688
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
SANDRA HERNANDEZ;
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SANDRA
HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN
TENANTSS; IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTIOE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final. Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 24 day of
July, 2009, and entered in Case
No. 25-2008-CA-000688, of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Hardee County,
Florida, wherein JPMORGAN
CHASE BANK, N.A. Is the Plaintiff
and SANDRA HERNANDEZ;
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SANDRA
HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANT'(S) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the NORTH FRONT
DOOR OF COURTHOUSE at the
Hardee County Courthouse In
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
oh the 26 day of August, 2009, the
following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
LOT 3 AND SOUTH 23.20'
LOT 4, BLOCK 2, OF
HANNA AND LEE SUBDIVI-
SION TO THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, ACCORDING
TO THE PLAT THEREOF,
AS RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1, PAGES 2
THROUGH 117 OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA A/K/A 321 7TH AVENUE
S, WAUCHULA, FLORIDA
33873.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act of


1990 (ADA), disabled person who,
because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to partici-
pate In this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at
417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873 or Telephone Voice (941)
773-4174 prior to such proceed-
Ing.
Dated this 27 day of July, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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who don't return forms.
There will be a kickoff meet-
ing on Thursday, Aug. 13, at 10
a.m. at the Northside Baptist
Church fellowship hall, at 912
N. Eighth Ave., Wauchula. To
register, or for more informa-
tion, contact Peve at 773-0222
(E-911 coordinator) or Scott at
735-0119 (Pioneer Park
Museum.
King said one of the reasons
some people don't want to
answer census questionnaires is
because of privacy. She empha-
sized that the information in the
seven simple questions is kept
confidential for 72 years, most
people's lifetime.
The census every decade was
mandated by Congress in 1790
and has .been done every 10
years since. It counts everyone,
from undocumented visitors to
fifth-generation residents.
The results are important.
Women of child-bearing age are
counted with an estimate of the
number of children and school
spaces needed for then. "When
you have portables at your
schools,; it's because of an inac-'
curate count," noted King.
The most accurate count will
enhance the monies for veterans
services closer than Bay Pines,
increase funding for emergency
facilities, and such programs as
Aid For Dependent Children, or
the Women's, Infants and
Children (WIC) nutritional pro-'
gram.


The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
July 27-31. 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
L. Cobb Const., North Seven-
th Ave., commercial rehab.
$175,000.
Rivard Residential Services,
South Road, new residence,
$52,000.
Scheipsmeier Building, West
Main Street, windows, $3,500.
Charlie Creek Baptist, SR 64
East, shed, $3,479.
Rivard Residential Services,
Alabama St., new residence,
$52,600.
Rios, Ralph Smith road, shed,
$3,200.

ISSUED
L. Cobb Const., E. Main St.,
commercial demolition, $2,500.
Lonestar Const., Walker Ave.,
residential addition, $22,187,
K. Edwards, Ollie Roberts
Road, pool cage, $10,000.
Bennie Brown, Downing
Circle, air/heat, $4,891..
EMBR Const., Main Street,
commercial demolition, $1,000.
Gillispie A/C, E. Bay Street,
air/heat, $4,900.
Bennie Brown, Magnolia
Lane, air/heat, $6,100.
Albritton Elect., Boyd Cow-
art, commercial electric,
$1,000.
Larry Swafford, U.S. 17
North, commercial mechanical,
$13,154.

BUILDING BLOCKS.
Common code enforcement
violations include: building
without permits; inoperable
vehicles or without current tags;
grass, weeds or other vegeta-
tion 'in excess of 12 inches;
accumulated trash, rubbish or
debris on property; and street
address numbers not placed on
front of structure, not visible
from the street or less than four
inches in height.



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Deadline for submissions
.is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
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and phone number of a con-
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SFCC Vice Chair


South Florida Community
College's District Board of
Trustees has elected new offi-
cers to the board.
David Leidel of Highlands
County was elected as 2009-10
chair, ahd Gary Delatorre of
Hardee County was elected as
vice chair.
Leidel was appointed to the
board in 2007. He received his
master's in business administra-
tion from Auburn University, is
an investment officer with
Highlands Independent Bank, a
graduate of Leadership High-
lands, and president of the
Highlands County Family
YMCA.
Delatorre joined the board in
1999. He owns Coldwell Bank-
er Am-South Realty, Coldwell
*


Leldel


Delatorre
Banker Highlands Properties,
and is a member of the Elks
Club, Masons, Lions Club, and
Shriners.
SFCC District Board of
Trustees member Joan Hartt
was also re-elected to serve on
the SFCC Foundation Board for
2009-10.
For the last 11 years, Hartt
has been involved with the
Highlands County Republican
Executive Committee and serv-
ed as treasurer for eight years.
She is also a member of the
Salvation Army Board. She
works in the family business,
S.Y. Hartt & Son Inc., which
focuses on citrus and cattle pro-
duction. Hartt has served on the'
SFCC District Board of-
Trustees since 1999.


BEEF
Cattlemen are getting used to a rapidly changing industry
where concentration and integration is an ongoing thing.
However, the recent announcement that Brazilian Beef
Processor JBS is expanding its U.S. holdings was a stunning devel-
opment. JBS acquired Smithfield Foods Inc. Beef Unit and
National Beef Packing Co. to go along with last year's acquisition
of Swift & Co. JBS also acquired Tasman Group in Australia and
Five Rivers Ranch, the world's largest cattle-feeding company,
with 811,000 head capacity in 10 feed yards.
More and more we are seeing American businesses being pur-
chased and controlled by foreign interests. We already have big
interests in the citrus industry controlled by Brazil, and now
expanding into our cattle industry. I toured Brazil's agricultural
industry last year, and was amazed at the magnitude of operations
there. "'
While we are on the subject of beef, I recently received some
updated information on beef grades and quality I thought of inter-
est..There are eight grades, of USDA beef sold on the market, and
all of these can be found in our beef supply in some form (fresh
cuts or canned). In order from best to worst they re: prime, choice,
select, standard, commercial, utility, cutter and-canner. If you are
looking for good beef to eat when you shop, you can use these
grades for how good the meat may be.
Also entering into quality of beef is age or maturity. This you
cannot tell in the store, but tenderness is directly related to age.
There are five maturity groups, A to E, with A the most tender: A =
9-30 months; B = 30-42; C = 42-72; D = 76-96; and E = more than
96 months. So guess where all the old cows and bulls fall, and you
know where they would be on the quality grades.-

CURRENT EVENTS
If you want to keep up with the Florida Farm Bureau's week-
ly news,: you can log onto President John Hoblick's weekly com-
ments on various matters and you can even post comments. Got to:
http://floridafarmbureau.org.
Se6. Mel Martinez is calling for defeat of Senate Bill 787. The
so-called-Clean Water Restoration Act. Martinez said the bill is too
far reaching and intrudes on the rights of states to make decisions
on how to best reduce, prevent and eliminate pollution. The bill
would place all waters under jurisdiction of the federal govern-
ment, which would include all waters on our ranches and farms
regardless of how small.
The U.S. House passed HR 2454, the American Clean Energy
& Security Act of 2009, also known as the "Climate Change Bill,"
by a vote of 219 to 212. The final legislation exempts some agri-
culture from regulation and provides a list of eligible agricultural
offsets, all of which are wins for agriculture. However, the National
Cattlemen's Beef Association remains opposed to the bill because
of the. economic burdens it would impose on cattle producers,
through increased fuel, electricity, feed and fertilizer costs.
Estimates are that it would cause farm income to drop from $8 bil-
lion short-term to $50 billion long-term. NCBA will continue to
work to have this bill stopped as it heads to the 'Senate. Write'
Senators Martinez and Nelson to defeat this bill in the Senate.
Florida Farm Bureau's annual meeting will be Oct. 28-30 in
Daytona Beach. Mark your calendars.
The University of Florida IFAS will receive $8.9 million in .
federal stimulus funds to help offset some of its budget cuts for the
next 12 months.




For the week ended July 30, 2009

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 9,680,.
compared to 8,665 last week, and 8,153 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 Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2 .
200-300 lbs 115.00-142.50
300-400 lbs 101f.00-135.00
400-500 lbs 90.00-109.00

Medium & Large frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 97.00-112.50
300-400 lbs 88.00-106.00
400-500 lbs 82.00- 97.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs 85-90 percent 39.00-
44.00

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-200 lbs 54.00-
60.00






V,2A The Herald-Advocate, August 6, 2009.



WEATHER SUMMARY
Summer rains, storms, and strong winds caused some crop
harvest delays in several areas. Daytime temperatures reached the
upper 90s'with lows in the upper 60s and 70s. Major cities aver-
aged highs in the upper 80s and 90s, lows in the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
All areas received adequate amounts of rain last week. Orange and
De Soto counties accumulated the most precipitation of 4.68 inch-
es.
FIELD CROPS
Peanut pegging continued with 80 percent complete compared
with 94 percent last year, and a five year average of 93 percent.
Peanut condition rated 20 percent fair, 63 percent good, and 17 per.
cent excellent. Growers in Jackson County and other areas of the
Panhandle were on a two week fungicide application schedule as
disease pressure increased with abundant rainfall and high humid-
ity. Soybeans were in good condition while cotton was fair in
Holmes County. Hay cutting progressed in Gulf County. Due to
surplus wet conditions, hay yield was good in Bradford County, but
quality was below normal. Corn silage harvest was completed in
Levy County; however, fields were too wet for hay cutting. Field
corn was harvested in Hamilton County. Soil moisture condition,
was adequate in most areas.
Maoslure Topsoil Subsoil
Rating Ths I Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 3 1 1 3 1 3
Short 13 11 9 15 14 24
Adequate 65 70 82 64 70 71
Surplus 19 18 8 18 15 2

VEGETABLES
Watermelons were close to completion in Holmes County and
growers reported a good crop for this season. Planting of the fall
tomato crop began in Hamilton County. Okra and Boniato (also
known as the white or Cuban sweet potato) was harvested in
Miami-Dade County. There was also an abundance of Longan crop
this year.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, afternoon showers con-
tinued to keep forage growth at or near seasonal normal. Pasture
grass was able to catch up with grazing demand. The cattle were in
fair to excellent condition with most in good condition. In the cen-
tral areas, regular summer rains were good for pasture grass
growth. In Flagler County, armyworm infestations were heavy in.
pastures, sod farms, and forage crops. Pasture in some locations
was in very poor to poor condition due to drought. In the southern
areas, locally heavy rains have caused localized flooding.
Statewide, cattle were in poor to excellent condition with most fair


to good.
Cattle Pasture"
Condition This Last Th Lat
week' week week week
Percent
Very poor 1 1 __ 1 0
Poor 4 3 1 1
Fair 25 16 23" _-
Good 55 60 55 55
Excellent 15 20 20 30
CITRUS
Seasonally hot and humid weather was present in all citrus
growing areas for the week. Daily highs reached the low to mid-
909 in all monitored areas. The warmest temperature was in Lake
Alfred at 96 degrees. Rainfall amounts ranged from one-half inch
in Balm to four and one-half inches in Arcadia. Trees and fruit
looked good in well-cared-for groves. Some trees had new growth
where they were hedged and topped earlier in the year. The new
crop fruit was showing various sizes on grapefruit with more con-
sistent sizes on oranges. Caretakers were busy marking and push-

ENERGY HERO


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Through upgrades and management, the Hardee County
School District reduced its power usage by 40 percent
over a 10-year period, Johnson Controls representative
Amy Dorsett told the School Board recently. For that
achievement, the global energy efficiency company
named the Hardee County School District an Efficiency
Now Hero, one of only 14 awarded nationwide. Seen
here accepting the award is Schools Superintendent
David Durastanti.


ing unproductive trees, herbiciding, mowing, and fertilizing. Some'
growers were combating canker with additional copper spraying:
during the rainy season. Growers were using both aerial and
ground spraying to reduce the citrus psyllid population that spreads
greening.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that, EQUITY TRUST
COMPANY CUSTODIAN FBO EMILY GRACE VALEN-
TINE COVERDALE EDUCATION, the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 228 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002
Description of Property:
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28 of
Block 6 of Bowling Green Center Subdivision
in Hardee County, Florida, as per Plat Book 3
Page 41
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
507, PAGE 529.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: MARK & RUBIN TAX
ACCOUNT
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 30th day of September, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 3" day of August, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD008XXXX 8:6-27c


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Parnell Road
Reopened
Repairs on the Parnell
Road Bridge have been
completed and it reopened
on Tuesday.
o Traffic east on Steve
Roberts Special and Parnell
Road to Highlands Ham-
mock is now resumed.

Practice Soon
For Boys Golf
The Hardee High Boys
Golf team will begin its prac-
tices on Monday, Aug. 17,
2009 at the home Torrey
Oaks course. The first match
is 'at home on Sept. 2
against Port Charlotte.
All physical and consent
forms must be completed
prior to practice. They can
be picked up at the high
school athletic office from
Kay Kinder. If there are ques-
tions, call Coach George
Heine at 735-1423 or 773-
8310.
Hardee Players
Plan New Season
The Hardee County Play-
ers will be holding an open
planning meeting today
(Thursday) at 6:30 p.m. at
.the Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula.
Anyone interested in per-
forrhing during the season is
invited to come and offer
ideas on what plays to do
this season. For ,more infor-
mation, call Dan Graham at
773-9115 or 494-4755.

CFHC Offers
Health Screens
During National Health
Center Week, Aug. 10-14,
Central Florida Health Care
Center will be offering free
health screenings.
The center is at 204 E.
Palmetto St., Wauchula. For
more information, call 773-
2111.
Driver Courses
At College
South Florida Community
College is offering Alcohol
Drug Accident Prevention
Training classes for first-time
driver's license applicants.
Pre-registration is required,
including a fee of $30.
Classes, at the Hardee
Campus, 2968 U.S. 17
North, Bowling Green, will
.be on Saturday, Aug. 22,
from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.:
:For more information, call
773-2252.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Values of tangible and real
property in the county de-
creased about a 10th of one per-
cent this year.
That's the gist of a report
Property Appraiser Kathy
Crawford presented to the
Hardee County Commission
last week.
The 2009 total taxable value
is $1,612,369,764, compared to
the 2008 value of
$1,613,977,395, down a little
over a million dollars..
The tax roll is usually about
half real property values and
half tangible property (equip-
ment, etc.). This year it is 51
percent real property ($820 mil-
lion) and 49 percent tangible,
property ($792 million). A large
majority, 32 percent or
$508,566,846, of the 49 per-
cent tangible value portion is
power generation equipment at
the three power plants in the
county.
In response to a question,
Crawford, said there were
enough sales to determine prop-
erty values this year, and most
people would see some de-
crease, unless they improved
their homes or bought others.
Taxable value is determined as
the value on Jan. 1 and is based
mostly on the previous three
months' transactions.
There was a decrease of 22
percent in property sales last
year, especially in large agricul-
tural lands and smaller parcels
under the Green Belt exemp-
tions.
Real property falls into nine


categories. Agricultural is by
far the largest, with 35 percent,
followed by single family resi-
dential at 28 percent and im-
proved commercial/industrial at
15 percent. With smaller
amounts are multi-family/con-
do residences (five percent),
vacant residential properties
(four percent), vacant commer-
cial/industrial and non-agricul-
ture acreage (both two percent)
institutional/government (one
percent) and miscellaneous
(eight percent).
Tangible property values are
divided, with 65 percent power
generation, 28 percent other
tangible property and seven
percent utilities.
Two major issues dropped
some valuations. One was the
Amendment One passed early
this year, mandating property
tax reductions, in Hardee
County resulting in a loss of
$82.3 million or five percent
reduction.
Another was the cap of non-
homestead property value in-
creases, limiting them to no
more than 10 percent. Residen-
tial Save Our Homes mandates
for homestead properties are
limited to three percent per
year.
Taxable values have changed
over the last five years. It was
$1.3 billion in 2004, dropped a
bit to 1.29 million in 2005 after
the hurricane damages, but
grew to $1.45 billion in 2006
after massive rehabilitation or
reconstruction of homes and
businesses.
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at $1.69 billion, and has
dropped to $1.63 billion in
2008- and this year's $1.62 bil-
lion. This year's would have
been even lower, except the
Seminole Power Plant came
partially back on line. It is less
efficiently used as a back-up
generation and, was negotiated
at a lower rite,' Crawford com-
mented.
New construction valuations
have also leveled out. It was
$9.3 million in 2004 and was a
negative $1.2 million in 2005
after the huge losses in the 2004
hurricanes. By 2006, it had
climbed to $22.9 million in new
construction and topped at
$47.4 million in 2007. It was
down to $28.9 million last year
and so far this year, is at $17
million
Correspondingly, real proper-
ty taxable values changed from
$588 million in 2004, through
the peak $848 million of 2007
to the current $820 million.
However, there was a vast
difference in the just value
(actual) and the taxable value.
The sale values of property sky-
rocketed in 2007 while the tax-
able values have remained
steady most of this time.
Average sale prices of vacant
land went from a low of
$38,863 in 2004 to a high of
$157,992 in 2007 and is now at
$117,272.
The average sale price of sin-
gle family residences and com-
mercial properties improved
from $57,104 in 2004 to a high
of $114,956 in 2007 and the
current average of $92,630.
For the 2009-10 fiscal year,
commissioners will levy 8.6537
mills, raise $13,972 million. Of
course, county taxes are only a
portion of the tax bill, which
includes school taxes, indigent
care, Peace River Basin Board
and Southwest Florida Water
Management District taxes and
municipal taxes for those who
live within the city limits of
Bowling Green, Wauchula or
Zolfo Springs.








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PUBLI HERS
115 7t Ave


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Tony DeLeon, a 1987 gradu-
ate of Hardee High School, is
the head football coach at Fond
du Lac Tribal and Community
college in Cloquet, Minn.
He started the school's athlet-
ic program in 2007 with a foot-
ball team and women's softball.
Today there are men's and wo-
men's basketball and women's
volleyball.
DeLeon's first Thunder foot-
ball team went 1-8 in 2007, fol-
lowed by 2-7 in 2008. He looks
for im-provement in 2009, with
three 2008 Hardee High gradu-
ates, Jayquan Gandy, Wade
Mahoney and Gerardo Villegas,
cementing the program.
"Our goal is to continue to
build the program in a positive
way."
DeLeon was a starting quar-
terback for the Hardee Wildcats
his junior and senior years,
helping the Cats to a 9-1 mark
in 1985 and a 10-0 record in
1986.
He threw for 10 touchdowns
his senior year at HHS, when he
was head coached by Bob
Martin, who preferred to run
most of the time. DeLeon said
outstanding players on the 1986
team, which played as an inde-
pendent, included linebacker/-
tight end Frank Romeo, running
back Reggie Brown and wide
receivers Ray Guzman and
Anthony White.
DeLeon said he and Guzman
were called "The Mexican
Connection."
After high school DeLeon
was quarterback for Vermilion
Community College in Ely,
Minn., where he set a national
community college record of 50
touchdown passes in one 10-
game season and over 4,000
total yards in a season.
He finished college at
Mayville State University in
Mayville, N.D.
In 2006 he was inducted into
the Minnesota Community
College Athletic Hall of Fame.
He says two of the lessons he
learned playing for coach
Martin were discipline and
putting the team first, which
lead to winning.
He and his Wife Desiree, and
Esko, Minn. native, have two
children Stone, 10, and Dea, 7.
His parents, Guadalupe and
Josephine DeLeon, have lived
in Zolfo Springs for the past 50
years. His father, 75, retired
after working for Mancini
Packing Co. for 35 years.

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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.
W wednesday ............................7:30 p.m .

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

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............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
OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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


ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Conmis.
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 ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.


Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253 UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
Bible Study ........... ..........9:30 a.m.: 5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Morning Worship ...........10:45 a.m. Sunday Scho-, ....... .... 10:00 a.m.
Discipleship Training ...........6:00 p.m. Mowig Wor p ................ 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Supper ............5:30 p.m. Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m. Wednesday AWANA for Kids


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 ...........1...1:00 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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ................9...9:30 a.m.'
Morning Service ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ..............7...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...9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training............5...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 ..................1 1:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
The Meeting Tuesday..........7:00 p.m.


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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 Chppel)
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ..................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................7...:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School ................9...9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .......... ......... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ................ 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday ......................7...7:00 p.m.

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

CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


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

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

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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .... ........ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....... ....... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...:............10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch .............. 10:40 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:45 a.m
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.min
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 CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
',Generations Cafd Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins.. 10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast.... ............... 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ..........10:45 a.m.
Worship Service. .............. 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade ......................... 6:15 p.m .
Classes for children ages PreK-12th
grade................. 6:30-8:00 p.m.

FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ..... .........1,0:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..... ............ 1:00 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. Y6uth 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 CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6...6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Night. ........... 7:00p.m.
Adult Children & Youth

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

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

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

IGLESIA COMUNIDl)AD
de 'fe Wauchula


322 llanchey Rd. 773-0065
Sunday Service.....................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
Friday Service..................... 7:30 p.m.



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WAUCHULA
IGLESIA IIISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Vei con to fainilia y amigos y
D)isfruta de La palabra de Dios
Domingos ..... ................... 6:00 p.m.
Miercolcs...... ... ....7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010


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

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
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.
Morning Service ............... I 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.mn.

NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service....l1I: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"r ..............(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ................9....945 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .... ., ... 11:00. a.m.
Evening Worship ......... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ....... ....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday ayer ................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
I" & 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 after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-
5814
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ............1....11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening' Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

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


RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Prograin
WZZS Sundays .......9:00 a.m.
..Sjaday Sch0.oL..,., .,.........10:01 a.n.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ..;,.................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ................. :00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST ANN'S EPISCOPAL CIIURCHi
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday ................................9:00 a.m.
Holy Days .....................................
ST. MICHIAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Hleard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) .. ............. 7:00 a.m.
(English) .............8:30 am.
(Spanish) ................. 11:00 a.m .
(Creole)................ 1:00 p.m
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH DAY
ADI)VENTIST CHURCHII


205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ...............9...9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.
SOUTIHSIDE BAPTIST CIIHURCII
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m .
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..........7...7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
Friday W orship ......................7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train. ......... 7:00 p.m.'
Friday Prayer Service............7:00 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
C hurch .................. ............... 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 ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17, 494-5456
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship........ .........11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
'Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
W orship............................. 11:00 a.m .
Evening......... : .-...............:.... 1:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet..,7:00 p.m.


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64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
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Morning Worship .............. 10:00 a.m.
Children's Church................ 0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. :...........7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ............... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship .................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.......... I1:00 a.m.
...............................................7 :0 0 p .m .
Servicio del Miercolcs ..........7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica . .......10:00 a.m.
Servicio ...........................:.... 1:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club....... ............ 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................ 8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.


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




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A church member almost
upset a service by first remov-
ing a shoe and then his sock.
"What's the big idea?"
asked a friend.
"Well," he said, "I just
noticed that one of, my socks
was on wrong side out. When
I find I'm wrong, I always
proceed at once to get right."
Not a bad idea, is it?
If a thing isn't all right, it's
all wrong.
And if it's all wrong,'you'll
,not feel all right. For the Bible
says, "Anyone who does
wrong, will be, repaid for his
wrong."
There's nothing shameful
about confessing being
wrong. The shame is continu-
ing in it. So quit it, and pro-
ceed at once, with God's help,
to do right.






August 6, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3B


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Kara Keen To Wed

Christopher Lucas
Mark and Candi Lamer of College, and is employed at
Wauchula and Rusty Keen of Helpmates as a certified nursing
Lake Placid announce the en- assistant and a caregiver.
gagement of their daughter, The prospective groom is a
Kara Candace Keen, to Christo- resident of Fort Meade and a
pher Scott Lucas, the son of graduate of Fort Meade Mid-
Ronnie and Michelle Taylor of die/Senior High School. He
Fort Meade and Kenny Lucas attends South Florida Com-
of Bartow. munity College, and works in
The bride-elect resides in field maintenance at Florida
Wauchula and is a 2007 gradu- Dredge & Dock.
ate of Hardee Senior High Plans have begun for a
School. She currently attends February wedding.
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Andrew and Stephanie Smith of
Wauchula, turned 3 years old on
July 14.
He celebrated the occasion
with a birthday party on Satur-
day, July 11, at Reality Ranch in
Zolfo Springs. The theme for
the event was Western, Cowboy
Casen.
Guests were served pizza,
wings, sub sandwiches, chips
and dip, and birthday cake.
Joining in the fun were
grandparents Gary and Sophie
Smith and Steven and Annette
Zuniga, great-grandparents
Manuel and Beatrice Zuniga,
uncles Tyler Zuniga and Matt
Smith, aunt Danielle Zuniga,
and many more family mem-
bers and friends.


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Now Open
Recreational and commercial
harvest seasons for spiny lob-
ster in Florida are set to reopen
today (Thursday).
The regular lobster season
runs Aug. 6 through March 31.
Spiny lobsters must have a
carapace length greater than
three inches to be taken during
the open season, and divers
must possess a measuring de-
vice and measure all lobsters in
the water.
The daily recreational bag
and on-the-water possession
limit is six spiny lobsters per
person.
Recreational harvesters must
have a saltwater fishing license
or a resident shoreline fishing
license if they are wading from
shore, and a spiny lobster per-
mit to harvest spiny lobsters
unless they are exempt from the
recreational license require-
ments.
Divers and snorkelers are
required to display a "divers-
down" flag (red with a white
diagonal stripe) while in the
water. Divers-down flags dis-
played on vessels must be at
least 20 inches by 24 inches,
and a stiffener is required to
keep the flag unfurled. Dive
flags carried on floats must be
at least 12 inches by 12 inches.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission's
Web site has more information.
Visit MyFWC.com. '


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October 5
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October 17
Tiffani Davis & Dominic Santo

October 24
Brittney Wheeler & Justin Conerly


November 7
Janet Bryant & Brandon Whipp

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B.J. and Susie Norris recently
visited son Kevin, daughter-in-
law Tammy and granddaughter
Morgan Norris at Elk Canyon
Ranch, near Edgemont, S.D.
While there, they visited
Mount Rushmore, Custer State
Park, Evans Plunge Indoor
Water Park in Hot Springs and
other places of interest. At the
ranch, which includes a canyon
along the Cheyenne River
where Sioux Indians once win-
tered, they saw remnants of
teepee rings, such wildlife as
antelope and bison, and collect-
ed rocks.
B.J. Norris also met some of
his great-grandchildren from
Colorado, who were visiting at
the same time along with his
son, Larry, and daughter-in-law
Debbie Norris of Austin, Texas.




Catholic religious education
classes will begin on Sunday,
Aug. 30, at St. Michael's in
Wauchula, San Alfonso's Chap-
el in Zolfo Springs, and Holy
Child in Bowling Green.
Registration will be held after
all Masses on the second, third
and fourth weekends of August.
There will be a meeting for
all catechism teachers and aides
at St. Michael's on Aug. 23 at 3
p.m. in the parish hall. All vol-
unteers are welcome. All teach-
ers are encouraged to attend
"Into The Fields," a diocesan
requirement for teachers. It will
be held at St. Catherine's in
Sebring on Aug. 22. For more
information, call Sister Kitty on
her cell phone 1-863-832-1641
or e-mail Kscnwilson@ya-
hoo.com.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

END OF A TUNNEL
A prisoner friend serving a long term once wrote me, "Ted, the
years roll on and it seems at times as though there is no light at the
end of the tunnel, just a blank wall!"
I wrote back, "Bill, you're thinking fails to take into account
the fact that God has you where you are now, and God has me
where I am now.
"We are both Christians. That means our sins are forgiven. We
have heaven before us, and the presence of Christ in our hearts
now.
"It really doesn't matter that you happen to be in prison or that
I am 83 years old. These are just facts about our physical existence.
Inside, all is new.
"In fact, it's better than new because, as we remain faithful to
Him, He gives us increasing wisdom, love and peace, gifts that
enable us to help others. You can be a bright light behind bars. I can
go through old age without complaint.
"This is an opportunity. In the past, we have been self-con-
scious. We've tried to manipulate others. Sometimes we've made a
big mess of things.
"But our lives are not over yet! We still have today to thank
and praise God, to look after others, and to pray.
"That's not a blank wall, Bill. That's an open door!"



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41 The Herald-Advocate, August 6, 2009


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
Work on the new building to
house the new Florida Theatre
in Wauchula is rapidly nearing
completion at the corner of
Main Street and Seventh Ave-
nue. The building, which mea-
sures 40 by 100 feet, is being
built by Walter House with
L.W. Bostick as supervisor.

The Kiwanis Club has named
Clyde Simmons, Ceylon
Bostick and R.O. Evans as a
committee to study plans for a
park along the Peace River at
the east end of town, just north
of the George M. Goolsby
bridge.

"The Mystery Killings on
24th Street," written by Gene
Plowden, of The Advocate
force, is featured' in the Sept-,
ember issue of "True Detective
Mysteries" magazine, which
went on sale this week. It is the
true story of killings in Sarasota


on March 12, 1933.

Connell's Cash Store is hav-
ing a week-long sale, with a
ham to be given'away at the end
of the sale. Avocados are five
cents each; apple butter, 19
cents a quart jar; assorted fla-
vors of Jello, just six cents; two
pounds of wieners are 25 cents;
and pickled pig feet, 25 cents
for a quart jar.

50 YEARS AGO
The development of a 42-
home low-cost housing project
for Wauchula could be under
way in two weeks if Farmers
Home Administration approval
is obtained. The homes, in the
$8,000 and up class, are to be
constructed in Revell's Second
Addition, east of Pecan Street
and south of Townsend Street in
the northeastern part of the city,
which has agreed to furnish
water and sanitary sewer lines
when streets are built to city
specifications.

Hardee County boat owners
are in no hurry to comply with
the new boat registration law,
according, to Tax Collector
Curtis Ezelle. He said that only


E'yBack When


about one-fourth of the county's
more than 300 boats have been
registered in the first two weeks
since he began selling the li-
censes. The deadline for having
a boat without registration is
Sept. 1.

The Board of Public Instl-uc-
tion kept its record intact this
week. No taxpayers showed up
at Wednesday's hearing to
object to the planned budget for
the county's schools during the
next. fiscal year. County com-
missioners approved a reduc-
tion of 10 mills to 38 mills for
next year's all-time high budget
of $460,289.

Eaton's has a new line of new
fall swing-over cotton dresses
in gay plaids, checks, stripes
and solids, for $5.98 to $17.98.
Davis Radio & TV has table-
model radios for $12.95 and up,
and TVs from $140 to $189.95.
A hi-fi with two speakers and
Webcor changer is $89.95 and
up.

25 YEARS AGO
County ad valorem taxes will
increase 3.8 percent over the
current levy. The present
3.4091 mills brought in
$2,335,379. The new levy of
3.7040 mills for the 1984-85
budget year will likely bring in
$2,424,680. The new budget
provides for salary increases up
to four percent for county
employees.

Harvey St. John, owner of the
local Sears, was elected chair-
man of the newly formed Wau-
chula Development Association
on Tuesday night. The group,
consisting of local merchants
and other business people, has
been organized to look into
ways of up-grading downtown
Wauchula. On the board of
directors are L.M. Shackelford,
Neil Maclntyre, Tom Carlton,
Sande Peterson, Jean Potter and
Marilynn Eschenberg.

John Shaw and Keno Gin-
wright broke the record that
they set last year in winning the
1984 annual Hardee County
Canoe Race last Saturday. The
new record is one hour and 49
minutes, bettering their time of
last year by two minutes.


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Saunders Wins Playoff


Sports-minded businesses
supporting Hardee County
sports include Bowling Green
Canning Co., Coker Fuel, Eng-
lish Chevrolet, B&S Harvest-
ers, American Tractor & Equip-
ment, New Holland, George T.
Wheeler, Peninsular Equipment,
Co., McCall's Grocery & Ex-
xon Service, Nicholson Supply
Co., CF. Industries, Doyle
Carlton Jr., Polk Auto Parks and
Fields Equipment Co.

10 YEARS AGO
Mother Nature's spanking
stung Hardee County Monday
evening. From Bowling Green
as far south as Wauchula Hills
and Vandolah, heavy winds and
rains caused downed trees,
power outages and damages to
houses and cars. At the, Wau-
chula Municipal Airport some
T-hangar doors were blown in.
There were no injuries reported.

For the first time in a decade,
a Hardee County youth has
been named to a state office in
the Future Farmers of America.
Austin Bryant, 17, of Crews-
ville, wvas elected as vice presi-
dent for Area 5. Also at the state
convention this summer, Austin
won the state Star Agri-
Businessman Award.

Sheriff Loran Cogburn be-
lieves inmates should help pay
the costs taxpayers bear to keep
them behind bars. Capitalizing
on a new state law which allows
him to charge a daily fee for a
jail stay, inmates will pay a sub-
sistence fee of $1 per day. In
March, the new fee brought in
an extra $900. Doctor visits cost
$7, or it's $5 for a trip to the
nurse. The cost of medicines
follows a price list.

Coldwell Banker has five
acres with a 3-bedroom, 1-bath
frame home on Ratliff Road for
$38,500. A 3-bedroom, 1-bath
concrete block home east of
Zolfo Springs is only $27,900.
At Lambert Realty, there is a
3BR, IBA home with an open
living/dining room, fireplace
and screened porch in town for
$45,000 and a 2BR, 2BA CB
home with tile floors, central
A/C and fenced back yard with
storage shed for $50,000.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Upcoming junior Lincoln
Saunders fashioned a playoff
win in Sertoma golf last week.
Saunders, who usually plays
fall football instead of golf, had
an exciting finish in the youth
tour trip to Placid Lakes
Country Club last week.
He and Sean Garner ended
the age 15-16 divisionl8-hole
competition tied at 83. Youth
ball coordinator Andy Kesling
tells the story. "On the first hole
at Placid Lakes, Saunders hit a
monster drive and a 5-iron from
195 yards out to set up a two-
putt birdie on the par 5 hole and
win his second consecutive
tournament and third of the
summer to pull ahead for first
place in the point standings
with two tournaments to go."
In other divisions, four
golfers "broke through to the
winner's circle for the first time
this season. It is always good to
see different kids winning
events because that means we
have good competition," com-
mented Kesling.
Another playoff was in the
13-14 boys division, where
Bryson White and Hardee's


Women's Night of Upsets.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
There was only one evening
of softball last week, but what a
difference.
The two 2009 Women's
Church Softball League games
played last Tuesday changed
the standings as both were
upsets of a kind.
There were no games on
Thursday due to the rain, now
making a total five games to be
made up at the end of the sea-
son.
In last Tuesday's early game,
Wauchula First Methodist
downed previously unbeaten
Holy Child Catholic 15-9. Holy
Child is now at 7-1 and First
Methodist at 6-1. They are fol-
lowed by Alpha & Omega/Free-
dom Ministries, First Christian
Church, New Vision Worship
Center, San Alfonso's Chapel
and New Hope Baptist.
Jennifer Bryant topped First
Methodist with five trips a-
round the bases. Meagan Smith,
Aimee Dellepere, Shauntee
Hines and Callie Skipper each


added a pair of runs and Elene
Salas and Diane Brummett had
solo scores. Mary Morgan was
stranded three times.
For Holy Child, Tita and
Kristina Garcia each circled the
bases twice and Sabrina Hern-
andez, Vira, Jaime, Susanna
Castillo and Liberty Mushrush
touched home once each.
In the Tuesday nightcap, New
Hope Baptist beat First Christ-
ian Church 14-7.
Leadoff batter Kim Bena-
videz led New Hope with three
touches at home plate. Kaitlyn
Hanshaw, Kate Thomas, Regan
Davenport and Melanie Hen-
derson each came home twice.
Sharon Nooe, Michelle Graham
and Kate Jernigan each added a
run. Davenport, Monica Reas
and Nooe were also stranded
several times.
Angel Lang, Brittany Hines
and Erica Deaten each crossed
home plate twice for First
Christian. Sandy Driskell added
a run. Lori Crouse, Stacy
Gough, Hines and Deaton were
each left on base twice.


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* Cocktail & Evening HUnouns
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Will Bennett went back to the
first hole. Bryson was able to
make the par 5 on the first hole
to take his first Sertoma Junior
Tour victory, said Kesling.
Upcoming HHS senior golfer
Grayson Lambert was the only
local youth in the boys, 17-18
division, placing fourth.
Joining Saunders in the 15-16
boys group was Hardee junior
Taylor Barlow and sophs
Daniel Miller and Dalton
Hewett.
Freshmen Bennett, William
Beattie. (fourth) and Trenton
Moon (ninth) were all in the 13-
14 age group.
Other new winners last week
were Nic Staffieri in the boys
11-12, Emily Waller in the girls
10-13 and Paige Moffat in the
girls 14-18. "I am very proud of
all the first-time winners today
and hope to see more new win-
hers ever the final two tourna-
ments. Competition is what this
tour is all about and I hope it
drives these kids to improve
their games. It should be very
interesting over the final two
weeks to see who steps up and
makes a push,for the overall
point champion," concluded
Kesling.


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Outta The Woods
By Tony Young
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


SAMBAR DEER DRAWING SOON
There are some special deer and wild-hog hunts in Northwest
Florida at the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, and a unique
hunt that occurs on the island of St. Vincent.
There are two archery hunts, two general gun hunts and one
mobility-impaired gun hunt on the St. Marks refuge, which covers
60,000 acres in Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties. The five-
day archery hunts for white-tailed deer and wild hogs take place
Oct. 27-31 in the Panacea Unit, and Nov. 3-7 in the Wakulla Unit.
There are 120 permits available for each hunt at $15 each.
The two general gun hunts are both three days long and also
take place on the area's two units, Wakulla on Dec. 12-14 and
Panacea on Dec. 18-20. There are 150 permits available for the
Wakulla Unit and 75 for the Panacea Unit. These permits cost $15.
The three-day mobility-impaired gun hunt is for hunters who
are certified by the FWC as mobility-impaired. It takes place on the
Panacea Unit Dec. 12-14, and 15 permits are available again,
$15 if you get drawn.
Camping is not allowed on the St. Marks National Wildlife
Refuge.
For hunters looking to rough it a bit more and go after some
truly "big game," the 12,490-acre, undeveloped, barrier island of
St. Vincent refuge in Franklin County is where the hunt's on for the
enormous, imported sambar deer. These reddish-brown deer,
which are actually in the elk family, are native to Southeast Asia
and were introduced on the island in 1908. They can measure six-
feet tall at the shoulder and weigh more than 700 pounds!
You also can harvest wild hogs on this hunt. Only bows and
muzzleloaders are allowed. Hunters with a Disabled Crossbow
Permit may use crossbows.
The primitive weapon sambar deer/wild hog hunt takes place
Dec. 3-5, and there are 175 permits available, costing $25. Hunters
who drew this hunt last year aren't eligible to apply this year.
The bag limit on sambars is two (male or female), and there is
no bag limit on hogs.
You can get to St. Vincent Island only by boat. If you don't
have one, you can contact the local chamber of commerce for a list
of boat captains who will ferry you to and from the island for a fee.
The island has no electricity, and generators are not allowed,
so it's all about primitive camping for three days. Hunters may
have a small campfire, but only using wood they take with them or
dead wood they find on the ground.
I recommend you take a bicycle, unless you plan on walking
everywhere. If you do harvest any game, though, refuge staff will
come pick you and your animal up in one of their trucks. That's
the only way you're catching' a ride in a motorized vehicle, unless
you're a disabled hunter. Those hunters receive special accommo-
dations and transportation to and from their hunting spots.
All of these above-mentioned hunt permits are nontransfer-
able. Permit holders under age 16 must have an adult accompany
them on all of these hunts, but that person may not hunt. Mobility-
impaired hunters are allowed to bring one guest who may hunt, but
both hunters must share a single person's bag limit.
These permits are issued by a random drawing, which takes
place early this month. See if you won a permit at
MyFWC.com/Hunting by clicking under "Limited Entry Hunts"
and looking for the link, "Check Permit Availability and Drawing
Results."
Tony Young is a media relations coordinator for the FWC's
Division of Hunting and Game Management. You can reach himn
with questions about hunting at Tony. Young@FWC.com.


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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
"These are the things you
are to do: Speak the truth to
each other, and render true
and sound judgment in your
courts: do not plot evil
against your neighbor and
do not love to swear falsely. I
hate all this," declares the
Lord.
Zechariah 8:16 (NIV)

FRIDAY
So, if you are making an
offering at the altar (to God)
and there remember that
your brother has something
against you, leave your gift
there before the altar and
go, first be reconciled to
your brother, and then come
and offer your gift to God.
Matthew 5:23-24 (RSV)

SATURDAY
Even when you are old, I
will be the same. Even when
your hair has turned gray, I
will take care of you. I made
you and I will take care of
you. I will carry you and save
you, says the Lord.
Isaiah 46:4 (NCV)
SUNDAY
Whoever wants to embrace
life and see the day fill up
with good, here's what you
do: Say nothing evil or hurt-
ful; snub evil and cultivate
good; run after peace for all
you're worth. God looks on
all this with approval, listen-
ing and responding well to
what He's asked; but He
turns His back on those who
do evil things.
I Peter 3:10-12 (ME)
MONDAY
The Lord is wonderfully
good to those who wait for
Him, to those who seek for
Him . For who can act
against you without the
Lord's permission? It is He
who helps one and harms
another.
Lamentations 3:25,37 (TLB)
TUESDAY
Make no mistake;. "Bad
company is the ruin of a
good character." Come back
to a sober and upright life
and leave your sinful ways.
I Corinthians 15:33 (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
Don't weary yourself trying
to be rich. Why waste your
time? For riches can disap-
pear as though they had the
wings of a bird.
Proverbs 23:4-5 (NLT)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


Greetings from Fort (reen!
Well, you did yourself proud!
The benefit for Steve Hancy
was well-attended at Fort Green
Baptist. Of course, the food
lived up to its advertising, and
over 300 meals were served.
The music was outstanding.
Our pastor has just the right
words to share the Gospel. I
personally appreciate and thank
all of you who attended and it
was super to see two of our
senior citizens, Mrs. Walker and
Mrs. Mildred Cooper.
Tisha Crews was surprised ,
with a birthday dinner on July
26 at the home of her "gram-
min," Betty Abbott.
Then Faye Davis worked on
her birthday, Aug. 1. Avie
Hogenauer celebrated her big
day on Aug. 3, and then daugh-
ter, Kaylee Hogenauer, turned
10 on Aug. 4. Happy birthday
wishes to all of them.
Don Evors came through hi's
surgery good and was dis-
charged from the hospital last
Saturday. Since he had major
surgery, he probably does not
feel like jumping any fences,
but I know he is glad to be
home. Please continue to
remember him in prayer.
When someone makes that
first trip to the Georgia moun-
tains, you just can't keep them
home. Sharon and Paul Adams
spent a few days last week with
her brother and wife, James and
Faye Wilkins.
Roy Albritton, a member of
Fort Green and one who is con-
sidered a woodsman, told us he
had seen a sight never wit-
nessed in all his years of hunt-
ing. He was just enjoying the
woods recently when he saw a
doe deer. He just sat and
watched when. lo' and behold, a
little fawn still with white spots
came from the woods and
began to nurse. He said that lit-
tle fawn just swished her tail as
fast as possible while getting
her breakfast.
He immediately got out his
camera phone, this new-fangled
invention, but you guessed it,


he didn't know how to take the
picture! I would have been in
the same boat, but he enjoyed
watching God's handiwork.
On July 14, Faye, Lee,
Chrysta and Makayla Chancey
took off 'on their fun-filled
vacation. Their first stop was
Stone Mountain, Ga. They had
fun at the park, but the main
attraction to them was the laser
show, which' flashes on the
mountain. Nashville was the
next stop, and they visited the
Ryman Auditorium, the Coun-
try Music Hall of Fame and the
famous Studio B Recording
Studio.
On Friday they went to
Memphis to take a tour of
Graceland. Lee loves Elvis and
really enjoyed Graceland.
They met Amber Coker, a Fort
Green native who lives in
Memphis, and had a good sup-
per with Amber recommending
the perfect spot. They drove
back to Nashville and went to
the Grand Ol' Opry on Saturday
night. They had good seats and
enjoyed Roy Clark and Bill
Anderson.
Lee arid Chrysta are young
and they did not have enough,
so they went to the Midnight
Jamboree where they were clos-
er to the performers and en-
joyed the music of Jimmy


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Fortune of the Sattler Brothers.
If anyone does not know, Lee
plays music so this trip was
right down his alley. They all
had a super time. ,
Chrysta and Makayla visited
Patrice Himrod Strange and
family in St. Cloud last week.
They were best friends in
school and enjoy the same
things, riding horses, swimming
and talking and laughing. The
only drawback is Patrice and
family will be moving to Vir-
ginia in a few weeks. That
might be too far for Chrysta to
drive for a short visit.
The coons are eating our
grapes but the Lord provided us
with a yard dog. Someone
threw out a young dog at the
bridge south of our house, and
since we're the first house, you
guessed it, the young lady came
to our house. The good thing,
the coons are afraid of "Lucky,"
so no grapes were eaten last
night. We still might get a few if
Lucky hangs around!
Mark your calendars for Aug.
15 for the.Back to School Bash
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fort
Green Baptist. There will be
more information in next
week's paper.
Pray for each other.


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402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
Spacious 4B/3Bth home on 5 acres; C/B and
frame construction, 3614 sq. ft. living space,
over 600 sq. ft. mother-in-law suite, outside and
inside storage, convenient location. $295,000
Concrete Block 3B/lBth home, central H/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-
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ground sprinkler system; desirable location in
Wauchula. $279,000
Investment Property Heritage home,
3B/2Bth, plus 4 rental units, currently rented,
tall ceilings, hardwood floors, plenty of extras
in this listing. Call Charlotte for details.

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


2006 GOOSENECK hydraulic
dump trailer, 14 ft. box, $5,000.
781-7165. 8:6p
1,000 POUND BALES alfalfa,
$11. 735-1679. 8:6-
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6 INCH TURBINE, 2/1 gear head,
$5,000. 735-1679. 8:6-13c
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2009/10 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 9:4tfc


FOR SALE WASHER, large
capacity, Whirlpool, $115. Call
781-3212 LeAnn. 8:6p

A ^
'93 BUICK ROADMASTER Estate
wagon, loaded, $2,800. 863-664-
0229, runs excellent. 8:6p
1998 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX GT,
very good engine, green, 2 door,
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2B/lBth, completely furnished M/H; large
screened porch and nice yard. $38,000
PRICE REDUCED! C/B Home on 11 Acres!
3B/lBth; large fireplace, enclosed porch; great
garden area. SEE TO APPRECIATE! $198,000
Nice lot with small house and good pole barn;
road frontage on Hwy 64. $45,000
Beautiful 5 acre tract with paved road frontage;
make an offer on this 5 acre tract. Listed at
$65,000
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
2.76 acres with 2" well located Highway 64
West. $49,000

1.2 acre Commercial lot on Highway 17; high
traffic area. $100,000
14.74 acres, nice sloping tract with large pond;
native trees, very secluded. $195,000

30 acres of pastureland in secluded area; small
pond has natural flow of water; perfect for
home site or small ranch. ALL OFFERS CON-
SIDERED and POSSIBLE OWNER FINANC-
ING! Call Delois today.

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ONE PADDLE PONTOON boat,
seats five. Phone 863-735-8218.
8:6-13p


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


STORE CLERK NEEDED for non-
profit, send resume Including ref-
erences to J. George, P.O. Box
422, Wauchula, FL 33873. 8:6p
ORANGE GROVE OWNER In
remote Hardee Location (peace &
quiet!) has RV hookup on proper-
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man to perform a few simple
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low-key, and have references.
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781-0162


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Bathrooms, Too Good of a DEAL not to see,
Very Spacious!!
PICTURE PERFECT Setting of well main-
tained 3 BDR, 1 'BTH home on 1.9 acres.
Screen Front & open back Porches for fam-
ily entertaining. 2 car carport/workshop
Only $129,800
NICE TRACT OF LAND on beautiful Peace
River for Camping, canoeing or building a
vacation home with lots of wild game and
natural Florida flora. $125,000
REDUCED!! $96.900!! 5.5 Acre tract has
52X101 ft. slab for building already on site.
Call for information.
NEED MORE ROOM? spacious 3/2 home
with a total living area of 2,244 sq ft. that's
close to Peace River. Reduced! $124.900
PORTRAIT OF PEACE! When you build
your home on this 5.58 acre tract Only
$110,000
TOWNHOUSE!! 2BR, 1.5 Bath with Central
H/A, Great starter or retiree home. $50,000
MAKE OFFER!! 5 ACRES- serene wooded
acreage.
ONLY 45000!! 1 BR, 1 Bath home, WHAT A
DEAL!
REDUCED!! $94,900 3BR, 1 Bath, spacious
living room, large kitchen, for entertaining
and it's ouside city limits.
Vacant residential corner lot, $1250.0
BEAUTIFUL 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath M/H In nice
neighborhood recently updated. $75,000
DOUBLE WIDE M/HIl WITH 3 BR/2BTH.
Front and back porch sits on 4.81 Acres
Only $92.5HQ
ENTERTAIN!! In this well maintained 2
BDR/1 BTH CB home with largo family
room, fenced back yard for barbecuing and
many extrasll ONLY $79,900


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245-1054


Donna Steffens
781-3627


A REAL BARGAIN! Lovely M/H lot on
Downing Circle, Only $9.000 Call Nancy!
HERE IT IS!! Your New Home with White
Picket Fence. 3 Large BDR, 1 BTH, Pool,
and Jungle Gym. $115,000.
WAUCHULA HILLS CONVENIENCE
STORE!! $400,000 includes Building, fix-
tures, Inventory, video recording alarm sys-
tem PLUS 2/1 apartment in back.
INVESTOR'S DREAM!! Main Street
BUSINESS Including building, business
and all inventory. WHAT A BARGAIN!!
$200,00011
GREAT LOCATION FOR NEW BUSINESS
Over 2 acre frontage on US 17 N and North
Florida Avenue. Access from both high-
ways, $415,000
BEAUTIFUL!! Hardwood Floors 3 BR, 2
Bath possible 4"h BR, living room, dining
room, kitchen, den, office, front and back
porch with total Sq Ft. 3,716. CALL
TODAY!!! $190.000111
FULLY FURNISHED!!! Just Bring Y6ur
Toothbrush and Move into this 3 Bedroom,
2 Bath M/H on Downing Circle ONLY
$67,900.111
DOWNING CIRCLE!! 3 BR, 2 Bath D/W/M/H
Includes refrigerator, stove, dishwasher
with total living Sq Ft. 1,291 for $72.500,
RECENTLY REMODELED! 4 BR, 2 Bth
home with, Central H/A and nice Fireplace
on 2.9 acres Including many extras and
Fruit trees In yard. REDUCEDII $155.000
3 BR, 2 Bath with 1,236 total Sq Ft. living
area. Oni $75.000
3 BR. 2 BTH HOME on fenced large lot also
Includes sprinkler system Jacuzzi tub,
shed/workshop with car lift Installed.
$124.900
COUNTRY LIVING In this 3/2 Doublewlde
M/H with 5 Acres 90.090
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bonus room, 9-1/2 acres. 863-
773-4207 or 863-781-5595.
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JUST WEANED Yorkshire pigs,
plus one adult female. 773-6545.
281 N. Bailey Rd. 8:6p
ONE MINIATURE heifer yak.
Phone 863-537-9172, Fort Meade.
8:6-13p



FOR SALE Wolfe 26 bulb tan-
ning bed, $1,500.781-7165. 8:6p
TV 52", $75, great condition;
wine, recliner, $150, great condi-
tion. 863-832-0334. 7:30-8:28p
FOR SALE 2008 Thermo Spa hot
tub, 4 person capacity, Make
offer, John Deer. 773-6661.7:30tfc


FOR SALE 2/3 BR/1 BA MOBILE
home on 1/4 acre, corner lot,
$45,000. 781-7165. 8:6p
FOR SALE 2BR/2BA MOBILE
HOME on 1/4 acre lot, nice park,
$35,000. 781-7165,. 8:6p
MOBILE HOME 3500, 2BR/1-1/2
BA, shed and carport. 735-1679.
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PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Ryan
Solano, Adam Newman, Santos
Valdez, Megan Mitchell, Michael
Davis, Florinda Galvin, Cindy
Ellsondo, 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


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MINI DACHSHUNDS, $350, Chi-
weenles, $300, Chihuahua/Terrier
mix, $250, all have 1st shots and
health certificates. 773-4308.
8:6p
BULLMASTIFF puppies, 10 weeks
old, all colors, ready now, price
reduced. 781-1637. 8:6-13p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see If you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh



LAND FOR LEASE 10 acres,
cleared, fenced, well, good for
pasture or crops on Mel Smith
Rbad, 2 minutes off Highway 64,
in Avon Park, Hardee County.
Te./Fax 305-758-2106. Call Julius
786-385-3412. 7:30-8:28p



FOR SALE 1998 5th Wheel, 36
ft. Power camper, triple slides,
$6,000.781-7165. 8:6p


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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


BIG APARTMENT water, lights
included, $550. 863-781-1007.
8:6nc
HANDYMAN SPECIAL Bowling
Green area, cheap rent. Call
Steve 863-838-2367. 8:6-13p
WAUCHULA 3BR/1 BA, CEN-
TRAL air and heat, very nice, spa-
cious. 735-2626. 8:6c
OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE in
Bowling Green Medical Center.
More details 375-2214. 8:6-27c
COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL
rentals, 22 locations, apts., trailer,
houses. 863-773-6616 or 863-445-
0915. 8:6-9:3p
HOUSES FOR RENT as low as
$595 per month. 773-6667. 8:6c
1 BR APARTMENT for rent, $610
per month, everything furnished.
773-6667. 8:6c
2BR/1BA BLOCK HOME, central
air and heat, large lot, $550
monthly plus deposit. 407-908-
5161. 8:6-13c
TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT,
South 9th Avenue, $575 plus $400
deposit. 832-1984. 7:30-8:28p


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DUPLEX APARTMENT In goocf
neighborhood, Wauchula. No
smoking, no pets. 2BR/1BA, $550
monthly plds deposit, 781-3570.
7:23-8:6c
OFFICE SPACE for rent. Call 773-
4466 for more information. 4:9tfc
MODERN LARGE DUPLEX in
Bowling Green, 3BR/2BA/2CG
each unit. Must see! $800 month
+ security. 863-443-2903,
www.bghomes.com 4:2tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
2 BEDROOM/1 BATH MOBILE
HOME. 1017 Sparrow Road,
Charlie Creek MHP, $475 month.
735-0010. 8:6p
FOR RENT 3BR HOUSE, $650
month plus deposit. 863-781-2360.
7:30-8:6p


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$495 MONTHLY electric included.,
Furnished 1 BR country apart-
ment, marble fireplace. First and
last. 954-629-4486. 8:6p


* 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


Bowling Green


Flea Market

For Your

Spot

Call-

781-1062


/ Foreign and Domestic Cars V Diesel Engines
/ Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions
Licensed and Insured Reg.#MV-40625
"No joicb's too cbig."


5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green

Mike Adcox 375-4461 Carl Kelly
Manager ASE Certified Mechanic


30x40 Steel

Building


2 10x10 Rollup
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863-735-1900
7:23-8:7p




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


UNDER CONTRACT! 85
acres of improved pasture.
Hwy 17 frontage. $6,000 per
acre.
Waterfront property! 2 BR/2
BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a deep
water canal that leads into
Charlotte Harbor. Buyer con-
cessions possible. REDUCED
to $150,000!
Great Investment Opportu-
nity! 25.67 acres with 2 homes!
$399,000.
3 BR/2 BA house on 7 1/2
acres. Stocked pond. This
property is zoned for up to 3
homes! $179,900.
REDUCED! 3.36 acres with 4
BR/2 BA home. This 2,800 sf
home is extremely energy effi-
cient. Plenty of room for a gar-
den or other outdoor uses.
Within walking distance to
shopping and schools. Value
priced at $265,000.
1 acre. Great place for your
new home! Close to schools,
shopping and hospital in Wau-
chula. Paved road frontage.
Deed restrictions. Zoned FR.
Lot size 130' X 305'. $38,500


2.24 pcres zoned C-2 with
frontage on Hwy 17, Stenstrom
& Holtsclaw. Can be divided.
Super site for commercial
operation. Priced at $220,000.

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

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

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

3.19 acres. Zoned C-2. Plenty
of room for several businesses.
Potential income already in
place. Hwy 17 across from
Walmart. $1,200,000


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


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


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BUILDERS INCL
Serving All of Florida 8631735,1900
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THE PALMS

Available for

Immediate Occupancy

$99 Move In Special through August 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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(863) 781-7110


R'E A L T 0 R S
S1 (863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
B 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.


PRICE REDUCED!
Breathtaking oaks! 9.8 ac
homesite conveniently lo-
cated between Wauchula &
Zolfo Springs w/culvert
already in place! NOW
$140,000!

Build your new home on the
Peace River! 1.14 acs
w/over 200' of frontage on
the river, city of Wauchula
utilities! $50,000

Immaculate 3BR/2BA CB
home w/hardwood floors,
tile in kitchen & bath. Big
privacy fenced back yard
looks great! $138,000!'

Weekend getaway cabin!
Sits on 22 ac fenced pas-
tureland w/established
oaks, 4" well, 2 barns, pri-
vate rd! $220,000!

3BR CB home, central A/C
w/1 car garage in Wauchula
Hills. ,$110,000!

MUST SELL; owner mov-
ing; reducing price to take a
loss! 3BR/2.5BA, 1600SF,
CB home includes new
Rheem A/C, laminate
floors, appliances, roof,
kitchen. 2-car carport, CB
storage shed, 150'x125' lot.
$155,000!

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

10 acs w/beautiful oaks on
paved rd borders state land.
Deed restrictions to protect
your investment. $225,000!

10 ac Valencia grove w/two
4" wells, pump, micro-jet
irrigation, drain tile $95,000!

Plenty of warehouses for
storage! Large office build-
ing w/5,432SF total &
3,788SF A/C on 1 ac lot.
Zoned C-2 w/100' fronting
US17S, Wauchula. $600,000!


Bring your fishing pole!
3BR/1BA home fronts
relaxing Lake Buffum.
Parking & hookups for 1
RV in place $160,000!

5 acs w/paved county rd
frontage in Eastern Hardee
Co. $62,500!

PRICE REDUCED! Multi-
family zoning! Almost 3 acs
measuring 386'x345', zoned
R-3 w/city utilities!
$145,000!

Eastern Hardee Co! 9.6
acs w/330' of frontage on
SR64, zoned A-1, conve-
niently located between
Avon Park & Wauchula!
$150,000!

Looking for 5 or 10 acs?
Two 5 ac high/dry fenced
parcels .on private rd!
Buy one or both!
$14,500/ac! One parcel has
well/septic!

High & dry pastureland!
10 ac improved, fenced
land on private rd is attrac-
tive homesite, or perfect for
cattle/horses! $140,000!

Double lot! Cute 2BR/1BA
home w/den utilized as 3rd
BR. New Rheem A/C unit,
fenced yard, shed w/new
electric wiring & roof.
$110,000!

PRICE REDUCED! Extra
lot w/this 2006 home!
3BR/2BA CB w/tray ceiling,
walk-in shower, fenced back
yard, attached garage! Dble
lot measures 110'x310'!
$195.000! Sellers would love
an offer!

Looking for native Florit
da? Secluded 5 ac of wood-
ed land has deeded access
to Peace .River! \ Canoe,
camp, fossil hunt, relax!
$90,000!


REAnLTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 SANDY LARRISON......
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MONICA REAS..........,
DAVID ROYAL................781-3490 KAREN SUMMERS...

SllS.. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873


REAL ESTATE

Topsy see
7 acres with appox. 600 ft road frontage. 6",well $105,000. Popash Rd.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. 143OTREDUCED $32,000.
3BR 1 1/2 B Framed Country home sets on 5 fenced acres with some beautiful
oaks $125,0. ,
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.

[1 Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate'
cl8:6c 2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


832-0130
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Classifieds


-WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


LAWN MOWER SERVICE repair
and parts. LOWEST PRICES.
Paul's Small Engine. 773-4400 or
474-1172. 7:30-8:27p
EXPERIENCED CAREGIVER for
your elderly/disabled. Bonded
with references. Bathing, dress-
ing, laundry, doctor visits, meals,
companionship, errands. 773-
3781 or cell 405-802-4501.
7:23-8:6p
LYNCO INC. Large & small jobs,
all types of removal, fully licensed
& insured. 863-735-0525 or 863-
245-9737. 7:9-8:6p
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Genuine Orthopedic .
Foam encased sides
Waverly -
Was $594 now $297
Pegasus.-
Was $695 now $397
Westmorland -
Was $1199 now $597
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2350 U.S. 27 North Sebring
Florida
Across from Home Depot g
863-382-0600 |


TRANSLATING AND INTERPRET-
ING services. Please call 773-
6713. 8:6-9:3p
LAWNCARE, FREE estimates, no
job to big or small. Dependable,
responsible, reasonable. 773-
4400 or 474-1172. 8:6
PAUL'S SMALL ENGINE REPAIR
taking care of ALL your lawn
mower needs. Guaranteed lowest
prices. Parts at discount prices.
773-4400 or 474-1172. 8:6-27c
JIM'S LAWN SERVICE -
Complete lawn care, mowing,
edging, trimming, weeding, tree
trimming, estimates. NO job to
big or to small. 781-4641 or 863-
832-2138. 7:9tfnc
R&J COMPLETE LAWN CARE
and pressure washing, small
engine repair, reasonable rates,
locally owned and operated. 781-
1443. 7:2-9:3p
BEAT THE BAD economy from
home. Free sign up and website
www.isxperia.com/betterhealth,
or Lee 863-221-6288. 7:30-8:27p
DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE
BUILT? Call Doug 863-397-9840.
5:7tfc
W.R. SMITH LAND Clearing &
Tree Removal Services Inc. -
Land clearing demolition tree
removal; Fencing barbed wire,
field fence, board fence; Tractor
work bush hog, disc. Code,
enforcement clean-up discount.
Ag pole barn construction. Will
Smith, owner/operator. 863-781-
0158 or 863-773-3557. 4:9-9:24p
CITRUS TREE REMOVAL -
Cheapest rates, by the hour or
contract. Free estimates. C
Wilson 863-767-5349. 4:2-8:20p


A & C Lawn orvice

Complete Lawn .
Maintenance

Aaron 863-781-2813
Christy 863-781-6739 -


Guarantee Small Engine
Repair, Parts and Lawn Service
LOWEST prices in town.

R&J Lawn Maintenance

781-1443
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863-397-9840
354 Bostick Road Bowling Green, FL






www.gatorheatingandair.com
S ator Heating-Air-Mold Inspections LLC
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214 E. Orange SV. ~ Wauchula
(across from Klassix)
Service ALL Brands of Appliances
$60.00 includes 30 mins of free service
Parts Additional
Parts for ALL Makes Available in Store!!
Appliances available in all price ranges
We are here to fulfill ALL your USED appliance needs!



Trained 781-7680
Trained Licensed Insured Professional Service In


DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula, and Friday and Saturday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, corner of Grape and
Church St., Bowling Green.
12:6tfcdh
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
first and third Wednesday night at
6:30 p.m. Located at the SFCC
Annex, Room #105, Hwy. 17
North, Wauchula. 735-2511.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.


'ISALCOHOL CAUSING a-prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
In Hardee County at 735-2511.
Several weekly meetings.
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SATURDAY 8-5, 1320 64 E.,,
Zolfo. Clothes, tools, golf cart,
etc. 781-1443. 8:6p
1185 KNOLLWOOD 7-?, Junior
clothes, great for back to school.
8:6p
YARD SALE Friday & Saturday,
456 Cypress St., Wauchula. 8:6p
FRIDAY- 7:30 to 1:00, 213-Illinois
Ave., Wauchula. 8:6p
EVERYTHING MUST GO! Friday &
Saturday, 172 Dixie Drive, BG.
8:6p
SATURDAY 1620 Louisiana
Street, 8:00- noon. Boys clothing,
misc. household Items. 8:6p
4365 E. MAIN 7-?, Saturday,
womans clothes with baby
clothes and furniture, lots of
misc. items. 8:6p
3 FAMILY Friday & Saturday, 801
Hudson St., Zolfo. Clothes and
misc. 8:6p


For Rent

Apartments

1 & 2 Bedrooms

817 E. Main St., Wauchula

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



BILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.
Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 CI8:2 Mobile: (941) 456-6507


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Hearn's Auto Cleaning Seqyice
'ar Wash and Wax .7 %.
'arpet and Seat Cleaning


Buff Compounding
Headliners Replaced
Vinyl Top
Motor Cleaning


Hwy. 17 & S.R. 66
Zolfo Springs


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(863) 735-1495


EMPLOYEE
LEASING
()IPTIONS, INC.
Robby Albritton
Payroll Services Workers Compensation *
Year End W-2's 941 Tax Reports *
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085 Fax (863) 735-9228
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
ralbritton@eloinc.net cs8:6c www.elonic.net


Hill's Auto World
U.S. Hwy 17- Bowling Green
375-4441
| OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK SE HABLA ESPAROL
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Energy saving improvements & upgrades
Replacement windows, doors & siding
Kitchen & bath large & small remodels
Commercial construction & remodels
New homes & additions
Handyman

(TE WA 1- T (863) 385-9403
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SATURDAY ONLYI 8 a.m. ?, 26806'
Merle Langford Rd., ZS. 8:6p
322 RIVERSIDE DR. 7-1, lots of
misc., boys clothes 24 months to
2 yrs. 8:6p
SATURDAY 321 Shelton Rd.,
2nd road behind Ace Hardware.
Name brand kid clothes and
household goods. 8:6p


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185 MYRTLE DR.- 8-??


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HUGE GARAGE SALE Saturday,
6:30-?, 1985 Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula. 8:6p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8-?, 810
West Palmetto Street, Wauchula.
8:6p
401 EAST BAY Tools, boat
motors, air compressor, antiques,
8-1. 8:6p


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FAULKNER
Stump Grinding & Tree Service, LLC

Wayne Faulkner
Owner

(863) 261-3729 (863) 261-3759
Bowling Green


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 c7:23-8:6c


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

SPECIAL OF THE WEEK


3BR 2.5BA CB home 1,700+- sqft living area over 2,000
sqft under roof- Garage High Dry Lot $149,900.00
4BR 1.5BA home on 1/2 acre outside city limits large pole
barn. $78,000.00
3.41 acres of good land with 3BR 2BA MH close to Popash. Cental
air & heat Outside storage close but with a lot of privacy
$119,000.00
Bowling Green 2BR home Inexpensive City Water\& Sewer.
REDUCED $39,000.00
3BR 2BA CB home in the country Large Lot Central Air &
Heat Well Septic Tatik Save on Utilities. $115,000.00
2005 3BR 2BA DWMH with 2,000 sq ft +- living area -5 acres -
Corner Tract Room for horse or livestock Move in ready.
$145,000.00,


WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
| Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can L "J
access them anytime! ""OPPORTUNITY
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralla@floresrealty.net
After hours
Oralia D. Flores (863) 781-2955 Tony Flores (863) 781-0744
John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891
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Commercial Residential
WINDOWS HURRICANE SHUTTERS
AUTO GLASS CUSTOM MIRRORS
863-773-3434
300 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula 8 e6


Free Mount & Balance

Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires
BIG SLE 'ON
RLL TIRES.
773-0777 773-0727
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
VISA (across from Billy Ayers
M ISA Wal-Mart) Tire Technician


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The Jail Was Empty!


By REBEKAH NIX
Special To The Herald-Advocate
I interviewed Lynd Prescott, who
was borh July 5, 1936.
Q: What was the size of your fam-
ily growing up?
A: I had two older brothers.
Q: Where were you born and
raised?
A: Here in Hardee County.
Q: What was the population of
Hardee while you were growing up?
A: About 8,000.
Q: What was your entertainment
as a teenager?
A: There was a drive-in movie the-
ater in Bowling Green that was about
the only kind of what today kids con-
sider being entertainment. But I played
tennis, rode my bike with friends most-
ly.
No teens smoked, it was even a big
deal to chew gum in school.
Q: What is the biggest change
you've seen
in teens
today, from 1ltlC jw
your gener- ,,, I
ation?
A: Teenagers today have access to a
lot more technology, like computers,
phones etc. They busy themselves with
that, but when we-wanted to do some-
thing, we made it ourselves.
Q: What sports did Hardee High
School have when you were in it?
A: We had quite a variety. I was on
the tennis team, but we had no gym.
We also had a football team and a bas-
ketball team, but no gym to play in..We
also had a hockey team.
Q: What kind of car did your
family have?
A: We had the kind of car that you
had' to crank up, called a Hup-mobile,
when I was 3 or 4 years old. Cars have
advanced so much! I remember the
speed limit was 35 mph during World
War II. I remember it was very difficult
to get tires. It was just so hard to ration
things out, even food.
Q: What do you feel was your
greatest accomplishment while teach-
ing?
A: I'd like to think-my biggest was
really getting to know the kids and
have them trust mie.PI always tried to
help mold good moral character and be
a good influence in their lives.
A few teachers and I started the
migrant program, the Chapter One pro-
gram. We helped many kids learn to
speak English and improve in reading.
Q: Where would be some of the
most interesting places you've trav-
eled?
A: Czechoslovakia under
Communism. There were about seven
people in our group, and we had to get
permission to minister there. I wish
Americans could see how great we
have it compared to countries like that.
I also went to Germany, and saw the
Holocaust camps. I saw the bunk beds
and death chambers.
Q: In what ways was Hardee
dealt with and was affected by the
Great Depression?
A: I wasn't alive then, but my
mother told me how men came to our'
back door asking for food, and my par-
ents always gave them food. There
were a few, though, that came to our
door when I was a child.
Q: What are some of the biggest.
changes you've seen in Hardee?
A: Back then, we were a small town
that hardly ever had a newcomer, no
streets had names and it seemed like
everyone knew everybody. Families
intermarried, and that is one reason
why so many people here are related to
each other now.
We never locked our doors. Hardee
had a one-room jailhouse, but no one
was hardly ever in it. There were three
doctors and one hospital in town. The
second World War was the turning
point of everything; more medicines
were invented and discovered. Nylon
was invented. The town really began to
grow because we had several Air Force
bases near, and soldiers would come


pnd marry women from here, and settle
down.-
Q: What was your job?
A: I-was a teacher in the school sys-
tem for 25 years.
Q: What was the beginning pay
for being a teacher?
A: For many years, we never knew.
There was no contract at the beginning
of the year like there is today.
Q: Did you always want to teach?


A: No, I took courses at the begin-
ning of college to become a pharmacist.
Q: This past August was the foui-
year anniversary of Hurricane
Charley. How did Charley and
Hurricane Donna compare?
A: Both were very strong hurricanes
and did a lot of destruction. I think
Charley was worse because there was
more technology destroyed.
Q: You have told me you play the
organ at New Hope Baptist Church.
How did you start playing?
A: My mother started me. She was
a very good musician, even though she
never told anyone. She taught me so
much! There was a local teacher that I
learned some from, but it was really my
mother that taught me how to play and
blend sounds.
Q: What was it like as bystander
of the Civil Rights Movement?
A: I remember the movement very
well, but I was more of an observer.
Everyone in the county got along with
everyone else; that's just how it was. I
didn't notice any bad things happening
here; we were all just peaceful country
folk.
I remember when whites and black
people had to use different restrooms
and water fountains, but I do not recall
any ugly words ever being said. I do
remember once, though, that I was on
the bus, there was black man who sat
in the front of the bus, and the driver
yelled at him telling him to move to the
back.
Q: What do you remember about
the space shuttle, Apollo 13?
A: I was teaching at school. Some
of the classes were watching from out-
side, while I was in the office, and
some tutors ran and told me what had
happened.
Q: How did you feel about the
first color television you saw?
A: I thought the TV was beautiful.
It wasn't even invented until I was
grown up a bit.
Q: What was one thing in Hardee
County that you think really stuck
out to you as you were growing up
here ?
A: We had "strawberry school." The
school year worked itself around straw-
berry season. Kids had to help pick
strawberries. It was either go to school
in the summer, or the winter.
We were the only state and county
that let out school for such a thing. It
caused lots of controversy.
Q: How did John F. Kennedy's
death affect you?
A: I thought it was terrible. The
whole country mourned for a long time.
I was watching the parade on TV.
Our country is remarkable in that
when tragedy happens we do not go
into turmoil. Things carried on normal-
ly.
I really admired Mrs. Kennedy
through it all, and I felt she represented
our country well.
Q: What piece of modern-day
technology do you find to be most
useful?
A: Medical things are the most use-
ful. There have been so many advances
just in the last few years.
Q: What was crime like growing
up?
A: Very little. I won't say it was
absolutely zero. We never locked our
door because everyone knew everyone.
We always told people when we left
town, so they could look after our
home. Nowadays, we all try to keep it a
secret when we leave so no one will try
to break in. We had no drugs, either.
Q: Has weather changed at all as
you've grown up?
A: It has changed a lot while grow-
ing up. We have a lot more hurricanes,
tornados, mudslides and other natural
disasters now. I think something is hap-
pening under the other. Rainy season
was around April or May, and now it is
in the summertime.
Q: What schools did you teach at?
A: I was first based at Zolfo
Elementary, but after the migrant pro-


gram began, I worked at all of the
schools, except the high school. Then I.
worked many years at Zolfo
Elementary again, with all grades.
Q: What was your most exciting
memory in high school?
A: I was chosen Homecoming
Queen by the football players.
Q: What college did you attend?
A: I first went to Florida State
University then Stetson University then
finally Florida Southern. College has
t


changed a lot since I was in it.
Q: Who do you feel has been the
best president?
A: Each one has good and bad
points. Ronald Reagan was very good, I
thought. I'm not too sure if I could say
one was the best. Harry Truman was a
great leader as well.
Q: What was the first election you
were able to vote in?'
A: I don't remember really. I do
know that you had to be 21 years old,
though.
Q: When did you learn to work a
computer?
A: I still do not know how. I learned
a few things in high school. I can type
110 words a minute, that I learned how


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to do from teaching.
Q: When did you retire?
A: Around 1995.
Q: How old were you when you
met your husband?
A: Our families knew each other. I
was 20 years old, though, when we
began really talking. We were married
within a year. 4
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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10B The Herald-Advocate, August 6, 2009


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
DECEDENT'S 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
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,IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE JENTjH.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
DECEDENTS 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, Ft 33873-1729
Tel. (863)773-3241
Fax (963)773-0910
Florida Bar No. 0650137
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

Case No. 252009DR000490

JAMES ROY HART,
Petitioner,
and
MARIA ALEJANDRA HART,
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
TO: MARIA A HART
104 Golden Oaks Rd.,
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on James Roy Hart
whose address is 104 Golden
Oaks Rd., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
on or before Sept. 4,2009, and file
the original with the clerk of this
Court at 417 W. Main St., Suite
202, Wauchula, FL 33873 before
service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you fall to do so,
a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded In the
petition.

Copies of all court documents
In this case, including orders, are
available at the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's, office. You may review
these documents upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of
Circuit Court's office notified of
your current address. (You may
file Notice of Current Address. **
Florida Supreme Court Approved
Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
papers in this lawsuit will be
mailed to the address on record at
the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and Informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result
in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.

DATED: August 3, 2009
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Diane V. Smith
Deputy Clerk
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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,



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-
DA, 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"d day of
July, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court
By: Carla 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-
LA. FL 33873. If hearing impaired,
contact (TDD) 8009558771 via
Florida Relay System.
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 I.LC,
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
prior to the proceedings.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO: 25-2008-CA-000616
TAYLOR, BEAN AND WHITAKER,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JAMES SINGLETON A/K/A
JAMES E. SINGLETON; LAURA
SINGLETON; ASSET
ACCEPTANCE LLC; UNKNOWN
TENANTSS; IN POSSESSION
OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants. /


NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 24 day of
July, 2009, and entered in Case
No. 25-2008-CA-000616, of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Hardee County,
Florida, wherein TAYLOR, BEAN
AND WHITAKER is the Plaintiff
and JAMES SINGLETON A/K/A/
JAMES E. SINGLETON; LAURA
SINGLETON; ASSET ACCEP-
TANCE LLC; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT(S); JOHN DOE; JANE DOE
AS UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN
POSSESSION OF THE SUBJECT
PROPERTY are defendants. I will
sell to the highest and best bidder'
for cash at the NORTH FRONT
DOOR OF COURTHOUSE at the
Hardee County Courthouse In
Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 26 day of August, 2009, the
following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:
LOT 6 AND 7 IN BLOCK 1
OF AVALON PARK ADDI-
TION, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 75, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

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 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990 (ADA), disabled person who,
because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to partici-
pate in this proceeding should
contact the ADA Coordinator at
417 W. Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873 or Telephone Voice (941)
773-4174 prior to such proceed-
ing.
Dated this 27 day of July, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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"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., Plpse, contact
the Office of 4e 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


IN THE CIRCUIT COUI
THE 10TH JUDICIAL Cl
OF FLORIDA, IN AND
HARDEE COUNT

CASE NO: 25-2009-CA-

HSBC Bank USA, Nations
Association, as Trustee fc
Luminent Mortgage Trust
2006-7 Mortgage Pass-Th
Certificates, Series 2006-'
Plaintiff


-vs.-
William Haines Knox, Jr.
and Katheryn S. Knox,
Husband and Wife;
Defendant(s) ;

NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to an Order of Final
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
July 30, 2009, entered In Civil
Case No. 2009-CA-000290 of the
Circuit Court of the 10th, Judicial
Circuit in and for Hardee County,
Florida, wherein HSBC Bank USA,
National Association, as Trustee
for Luminent Mortgage Trust 2006-
7 Mortgage Pass-Through Certifi-
cates, Series 2006-7, Plaintiff and
William Haines Knox, Jr. and
Katheryn S. Knox, Husband and
Wife are defendantss, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash, ON THE FRONT STEPS OF
THE HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, IN WAUCHULA, FLORI-
DA, AT 11:00 A.M. ON August 26,
2009 the following described
property as set forth in said Final
Judgment, to-wit:
LOTS 5 AND 8, AND THE
SOUTH 46.00 FEET OF LOT
4, BLOCK 15, AVALON
PARK ADDITION TO WAU-
CHULA FLORIDA, A SUB-
DIVISION AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 1, ON PAGE
2-75, OF THE PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE YENTH 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 #3: 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


In accordance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990 (ADA), disabled person who,
7:086 oeas OT ini aIssL les, n....


7:30-8:6c because of their disabilities, need
special accommodation to partici-
RT OF pate in this proceeding should
RCUIT contact the ADA Coordinator at
FOR 417 W. Main.Street, Wauchula, FL
Y 33873 or Telephone Voice (941)
773-4174 prior to such proceed-
000290 Ing.
il Dated this 27 day of July, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
rough Clerk Of The Circuit Court
7,' By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
8:6-1s3c


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

CASE NO. 252008CA000730
WAUCHULA STATE BANK
P.O. 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 ice
Post Office Box 145595
STOP 8420G-Team 201
Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-5595,


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


FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS, MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.

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

Dated at Wauchula, Florida, this
3 day of August, 2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
Hardee County, Florida

BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO: 25-2009-CA-000010
DLJ MORTGAGE CAPITAL, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARY LOU HERNANDEZ;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY
LOU HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN
TENANTSS; IN POSSESSION OF
THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
Defendants.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE
SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgment of
Foreclosure dated the 24 day of
July, 2009, and entered in Case
No. 25-2009-CA-000010, of the
Circuit Court of the 10TH Judicial
Circuit in and for Hardee County,
Florida, wherein DLJ MORTGAGE
CAPITAL, INC. Is the Plaintiff and
MARY LOU HERNANDEZ;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF MARY
LOU HERNANDEZ; UNKNOWN
TENANTSS; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE SUB-
JECT PROPERTY are defendants.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the NORTH
FRONT DOOR OF COURTHOUSE
at the Hardee County Courthouse
in Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 26 day of August, 2009, the
following described property as
set forth In said Final Judgment,
to wit:
THE SOUTH 1/2 OF LOT 14,
AND ALL OF LOTS 15 AND
16, BLOCK 2, SHELTON'S
SUBDIVISION, ACCORD-
ING TO THE MAP OR PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 5,
OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS
OF HARDEE COUNTY,,
FLORIDA.

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


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 thip
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 71rl."

ANY PERSON CLAIMING Al
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


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 of SE 1/4 of
Section 30, Township 33
South, Range 46 East,
Hardee County, Florida;
Together with a 2006 GENA
HS Double Wide Mobile
Home Identification Num-
ber 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, 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. 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 RAJ DESAI d/b/a LEISURE
ENTESPRISES/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







August 6, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 11B


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Saintony Virgile, 32, Wau-
chula, and Roseline Metayer,
23, Wauchula.
Aaron Kelly Lanier, 32,
Bowling Green, and Christy
Lee Brown, 34, Bowling Green.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Charles Claude Crouse II,
domestic battery, not prosecut-
ed.
Erick Estrada, domestic bat-
tery, six months in jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
$677 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fee and $50
cost of prosecution (COP)
placed on lien; violation of pro-
bation (original charges two
counts violation of a domestic
violence injunction for protec-
tion), probation revoked, six
months in jail, $50 COP added
to outstanding fines and' fees
and placed on lien.
Olegario Santiago Guzman,
disorderly intoxication, adjudi-
cation withheld, $325 fine and
court costs; $100 public defend-
er fees, $50 COP, $50 investiga-


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tive costs.
Gregorio Vasquez, retail
theft, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, stay out
of store, $324 fine and court
costs, $50 COP, 25 hours com-
munity service.
Rene Cervantes, trespass and
criminal mischief, one month in
jail CTS, $315 fine and court
costs, $50 public defender fee
and $50 COP placed on lien,
restitution to be set.
Mia "Maria" Guadalupe
Brito, selling or giving alcohol
to a person under 21, adjudica-
tion withheld, $325 fine and
court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees,$50 COP.
Nuel Loyd King, disorderly
intoxication and domestic bat-
tery, two months in jail,.$100
fine and $50 COP placed on
lien, court costs waived.
Ermando Leyva, two counts
giving false identification to a
law enforcement officer, three
months in jail, $325 fine and
court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees, $50 COP.
Charles Patterson, trespass
after warning, not prosecuted,
stay away from store.
John Kendell Prestwood, bat-
tery, $325 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $50
COP; domestic battery, not


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prosecuted.
Joni Michelle Strahan,
assault, not prosecuted.
Cedric Taylor, domestic bat-
tery, time served, $677 fine and
court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees and $50 COP placed on
lien.
Christopher Chavelo, crimi-
nal mischief, not prosecuted.
Danny Fred Faulk, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Deborah Rimes, violation of
probation (original charge de-
frauding a secondary metals
recycler), probation terminated.
Luis M. Pascual-Hernandez,
violation of probation (original
charge possession of marijua-
na), probation revoked, one
month in jail.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Anita D. Thomas and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR), vs. Amada Garcia Jr.,
petition for child support.
Brittany Nicole Unzueta and
DOR vs. John Jamie Perez,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Jamie Lynn Thompson and
DOR vs. Macjaveus Quwanta
Thompson, petition for admin-
istrative child support order.
Joanne Buckhannon and
DOR vs. Thomas W. Buckhan-
non, petition for administrative
child support order.
Amy O'Bryan and DOR vs.
John Alexander O'Bryan, peti-
tion for administrative child
support order.
SunTrust Bank vs. Robert B.
Allen, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Catherine E. Williams and
DOR vs. Taberthy Denise
Paige, petition for child sup-
.port.
Victoria Maria Sanchez and
DOR vs. Luis Vasquez, petition
for child support.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Adela '0. Chancey and Chancey
& Associates Design Group
Inc., petition for mortgage fore-
closure.
Wauchula State Bank vs. Jed
Jeremy Boyer, Betty Jo Boyer
et al, petition for mortgage fore-
closure.
Wauchula State Bank vs. Joe
Roman Valdez, Elisa Valdez et
al, petition for mortgage fore-
closure.
Rossy Miranda vs. Alberto
Gonzalez, petition for injunc-
tion for prdfrtion. -
. Curtis FP zier o/b"6 minor
child vs. Dawn Cimino, petition
for injunction for protection.
Patricia Ann Esquivel vs.
Anthony Scott Esquivel, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.,
Lee Paul Davis vs. staff of
Hardee Correctional Institution
and the state Department of
Corrections, petition to review
inmate situation.
Bank of America NA vs.
Scott G. Barr, Melanie Barr et
al, petition for mortgage fore-
closure.
Linda Mendoza Jimenez vs.
Pedro L. Jimenez, petition for
injunction for protection.
Jack Goodwyn o/b/o minor
child vs. Darrell Ellis, petition
for injunction for protection.
Silvano Martinez vs. Rubil-


lene Mora, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Mary Kathryn Deleon and
Adin Jeho Deleon, divorce.
Sherrie Lynn Chester and
DOR vs. Steve Edward Chester,
voluntary dismissal of petition
to amend child support.
Bonnie F. Thompson and
DOR vs. Larry C. Williams,
voluntary dismissal.
Dora Lynn Rodriguez and
DOR vs. Efrain Garza, petition
to modify child support held in
abeyance.
Alyssa Samora and Ramiro
Zamora Jr., dismissed.
David P. Sams Jr. and Kim-
berly Marie Sams, dismissed.
Sandra Kay Craig vs. Caro-
lyn Ann Short, order.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Michael and Kimberly J.
Mathis et al, mortgage foreclo-
sure.
Wauchula 'State Bank vs.
Lem J. Jr. and Charlotte S.
Brown et al, mortgage foreclo-
sure.
City of Wauchula vs. Con-
cepcion Hernandez and Ma En-
carnacion Moya Hernandez,
mortgage foreclosure.
Stephanie Murphy and
Robert Murphy, divorce.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Angela Desai, Irdia Raj Desai et
al, mortgage foreclosure.
Jennifer Maldonado and
Isaac Maldonado, divorce.
DLJ Mortgage Capital Inc.
vs. Mary Lou Hernandez et al,
mortgage foreclosure.
Taylor Bean & Whitaker vs.
"James S. Singleton, Laura
Singleton et al, mortgage fore-
closure.
JPMorgan Chase Bank NA
vs. Sandra Hernandez et al,
mortgage foreclosure.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of
recently by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Sarah Ezetle, grand theft,
fraudulent use of credit card
and petit theft, placed in pretrial
diversionary program including
work or school and 150 hours
of community service.
Kimberly Armstrong, unlaw-
ful possession of listed chemi-
cals, adjudication withheld,
probation two years, substance
abuse evaluation/treatment,


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warrantless search and seizure,
random drug screens, $525 fine
and court costs, $200 public
defender fees, $100 COP, 100
hours community service; two
counts shoplifting, time served.
Nicholas Lavardus Brown,
sell cocaine within 1,000 feet of
a school, nine months in jail
CTS, probation two years,
license suspended two years, no
alcohol or drugs, warrantless
search and seizure, random
drug 'screens, $520 fine and
court costs, $350 public defend-
er fees, $100 COP; possession
of drug paraphernalia, time
served.
Alvaro Hurtado Casas, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge battery on a pregnant
woman), probation revoked,
two months in jail, $150 public
defender fees and $100 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien, release
to immigration.
Anita Castillo, violation of
community control house
arrest (original charges posses-
sion of methamphetamine and
sale of methamphetamine), pro-
bation revoked, two years
Florida State Prison, license
suspended two years, $200 pub-
lic defender fees and,$ 100 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.
Blakeslee Lee Dodge, battery
on emergency room personnel
and criminal mischief, adjudi-
cation withheld, 30 months pro-
bation, $520: fine and court
costs, $200 public defender
fees, $100 COP; burglary of an
unoccupied structure/dwelling
and disorderly intoxication, not
prosecuted. .. ,
Javier Duarte, felony driving
while license suspended, not
prosecuted.
Joe Hernandez, violation of
probation (original charge re-
sisting an officer without vio-
lence), probation revoked, 30
days in jail on weekends, $200
public defender fees and $100
COP added to outstanding fines
and fees.
Joe Rolando Leyva, failure to
pay fines (original charges pos-
session of methamphetamine
and trafficking in metham-
phatemine), terminated.
Danny Lee Lumley, violation
of probation (original charges
sale of methamphetamine and
possession of drug parapherna-


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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
Ait
SUBJECTTO 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 a.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
7:30-8:20c


TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS

FIRST PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE

The Town of Zolfo Springs is considering applying to the Florida Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant
(CDBG) of up to $650,000. These funds ,must be used forone of the following purpos-
es:

1. To benefit low and moderate income persons; or

2. To aid in the prevention or'elimination of slums or blight; or

3. To meet other community development needs.of recent origin having a par-
ticular urgency because existing conditions pose a serious and immediate
threat to the health or welfare of the community and where other financial
resources are not available to meet such needs.

The categories of activities for which these funds may be used are in the areas of hous-
ing, neighborhood revitalization, commercial revitalization, or economic development
and include such improvement activities as acquisition of real property, loans to private-
for-profit business, purchase of machinery and equipment, construction of infrastructure,
rehabilitation of houses and commercial buildings, and energy conservation. Additional
information regarding the range of activities that may be undertaken will be provided at
the public hearing.

For each activity that is proposed, at least 51 % of the funds must benefit low and -mod-
erate income persons.

In developing an application for submission to DCA, the Town of Zolfo Springs must plan
to minimize displacement of persons as a result of planned CDBG activities. In addition,
the Town of Zolfo Springs is required to develop a plan to assist displaced persons.

The public hearing to receive citizen views concerning the community's economic and
community development needs will be held at Town Hall, 3210 US Highway 17 South,
Zolfo Springs, FL, on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. For information concerning
the public hearing contact Linda Roberson, Town Manager, RO. Box 162, Zolfo Springs,
FL 33890, (863) 735-0405.

The public hearing is being conducted in a handicapped accessible location. Any hand-
icapped person requiring an interpreter for the hearing impaired or the visually impaired
should contact Linda Roberson at least five calendar days prior to the meeting and an
interpreter will be provided. Any non-English ppeakingperson wishing to attend the pub-
lic hearing should contact Linda Roberson at least five calendar days prior to the meet-
ing and a language interpreter will be provided. To access a Telecommunication Device
for Dqaf Persons (TDD) please call (800) 955-8771. Any .handicapped person requiring
special accommodation at this meeting should contact Linda Roberson at least five cal-
endar days prior to the meeting.

A Fair Housing Workshop will be conducted immediately after the public hearing on the
same date and at the same location.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT, HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE AND FAIR HOUS-
ING JURISDICTION. 8:6C


lia), probation revoked, com-
munity control two years, eval-
uation/treatment, .warrantless
search and seizure, random
drug screens, $200 public
defender fees and $100 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees.
Jawain Dante Robinson, re-
sentencing (original charges
trespass and possession of co-
caine), original sentence vacat-
ed, five months in jail, $520
fine and court costs, $350 pub-
lic defender fees, $100 COP.
Bayron Ottoniel Solorzano,
aggravated battery with a dead-
ly weapon, two months in jail
CTS, $325 fine and court costs,
$200 public defender fees and
$100 COP placed on lien,
release .to immigration.
Amanda Valdez, trafficking
in hydrocodone, possession of
methamphetamine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, five
years Florida State Prison CTS
and suspended, probation 10
years, no alcohol or drugs, ran-
dom drug screens, warrantless
search and seizure, curfew,
$520 fine and court costs, $200
public defender fees, $100
COP.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of theclerk of court:
Lynnda Bauder to Edna
Joseph Hernandez, $149,450.
James D. Hill to Rene Nulles,
$44,000.
James D. Hill to Femin and
Marvella Albarran,$50,000.
Federal National Mortgage
Association to Sergio M. and
Sharon F. Orta, $24,000.
Nancy L. Kitchens to Rocky
Dale and Kimberly Jean Parks,
$140,000.
Colin Doyle Miles to Team
Telecom Inc., $16,000.
John P. Conroy to Kathleen
Harlan Hood, $23,000.
Andrea L. Notar, Donna M.
Nealon Yeomans and Daniel R.
Yeomans to Donna Yeomans,
$14,500.




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12B The Herald-Advocate, August 6, 2009


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:
COUNTY
Aug. 2, Evangelina Cruz Cardenas, 34, of 3061 Lawndale Dr.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with two
counts of resisting arrest without violence.
Aug. 2, Kara Nichole Bodiford, 21, of 3239 Griffin Whidden
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged
with larceny petit theft.
Aug. 2, Alfonso Espinosa, 25, of 9304 Eden Dr., Tampa. was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on an out-of-county warrant.
Aug. 2, a residential burglary on Hickory Street, a vehicle
stolen on Shaw Road and thefts on East Main Street and two loca-
tions on U.S. 17 South were reported.

Aug. 1, Gilbert Luna, 39, of 4632 Pine Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Cpl. Manuel Zuniga and charged with two counts
battery and trespass on property other than a structure.
Aug. 1, burglary of a conveyance on Sweetwater Road, and a
theft on Makowski Street were reported. .

July 31, Ronnie Wayne McCormick, 42, of 313 Keeton Road,
Was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with issuing worthless
checks.
July 31, Francisco Ortega Guerrero, 22, of 1224 Steve Roberts
Special, Zolfo Springs was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge,
of failure to appear in court.
July 31, a residential burglary on Callie Lane, and a theft on
Poverty Road were reported.'

July 30, a residential burglary on Dallas McClellan Road, a
tag stolen on Keeton Road and a theft on U.S. 17 North were
reported.

July 29, Donald Larry Spurlock, 22, of 945 Buttonwood Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on two out-of-coun-
ty warrants.
July 29, Rudy Galvan Elisondo, 24, of 515 S. Eighth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and
charged with trafficking in opium or its derivative, possession of a


NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that KRISSA VANCE, 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.: 540 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002
Description of Property:
Lot 21, Block F, Suburban Acres, Hardee
County, Florida.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
76, PAGE 495.
ALSO DESCRIBED AS:
LOT 21 BLK F SUBURBAN ACRES
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: ANDREW VANCE AND HAT-
TIE M. VANCE
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 30hday of September, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 31" 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.: 252009TD010XXXX
8:6-27c



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

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
490, PAGE 617.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: PHILLIP SMITH AND
LORETTA SMITH


controlled substance without a prescription, possession of marijua-
na, possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of probation.
July 29, a residential burglary on Clifton Bryan Road, crimi-
nal mischief on U.S. 17 North, and thefts on Wingate Road and on
SR 64 East were reported.

July 28, Norman Rivers, 41, of 681 Sally Place, Wauchula,
was arrested by Det. Russell Conley on an out-of-county warrant.
July 28, Donald Mitchell Preston, 54, of 4604 Eighth Ave.
East., Bradenton, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with
making a false report of the commission of a crime.
July 28, a vehicle stolen on Wilbur C. King Blvd., and thefts
on SR 62 and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

July 27, Allen Michael Fowler, 19, of 5012 Willow Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams on a. charge
of violation of probation.
July 27, a residential burglary on Parkview Terrace, burglary
of a conveyance on McEwen Road, and thefts on Sweetwater Road
and two locations on U:S. 17 North were reported.

WAUCHULA
Aug. 1, Jobie Michael Skitka, 50, of 2686 SR 64 East, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Gabe Garza and charged with disor-
derly intoxication, resisting an officer without violence, obstruct-
ing justice and violation of a municipal ordinance open con-
tainer law.
Aug. 1, burglary of a conveyance on River Chase Circle and a
tag stolen on East Townsend Street were reported.

July 31, a fight on Carlton Street was reported.

July 29, residential burglaries on Diana Avenue and on Sten-
strom Road, criminal mischief on Shelton Avenue and thefts on
U.S. 17 South, East Main Street, South Seventh Avenue and East
Bay Street were reported.

July 28, Timothy Lee Murphy, 51, of 519 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with
larceny and dealing in stolen property.
July 28, Patricia Leane Farrow, 20, of 1204 Davis St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan and charged with two
driving violations. At the jail, Det. Russell Conley detained her on
a charge of violation of probation.
July 28, Joel Jaimes, 45, of 274 Griffin Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Paul Bohanan on a charge of failure to appear in
court.


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
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"d day of September, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 30'h 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



NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that KRISSA VANCE, 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.: 267 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2004
Description of Property:
Lots 7 and 8 of Block 2 of Wauchula Hills, a
subdivision located in Hardee County, Florida,
as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3,
page 1.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
559, PAGE 329.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,;
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: JIMMY R. RICHARDSON
ESTATE


July 28, Reynaldo Daniel Hernandez, 20, of 734 La Playa Dr.,
Wauchula, and Michael Anthony Guerrero, 26, were arrested by
Ofc. William Smith and each charged with possession of marijua-
na.
July 28, Edward Brian Benton, 40, of 111 N. Second Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Padl Bohanan on an out-of-county
warrant.
July 28, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

July 27, Aaron Michael Sinclair, 18, of 5112 Minor Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Det. Robert Spencer add charged
with unarmed burglary of an unoccupied structure.

BOWLING GREEN
Aug. 2, Celerino Mendoza Lopez, 35, of 905 W. Grape St.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged
with battery.
Aug. 2, Marco Antonio Calvillo, 19, of 5121 Dixiana Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Ryan Abbott and charged
with dealing in stolen property.

July 27, burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 North was re-
ported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
July 29, a theft on Third Street East was reported.

July 27, Joshua Lee Luna, 20, of 1799 Popash Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Chief Jose Ventura and charged with bur-
glary of a dwelling, structure or conveyance, possession of bur-
glary tools with intent ot use and trespassing on a structure or con-
veyance.
July 27, a residential burglary on Parkview Terrace was re-
ported.

A healthy adult takes about 23,000 breaths a day.

Friends are an aid to the young, to guard them from
error; to the elderly, to attend their wants and to supple-
ment their failing power of action; to those in the prime
of life, to assist them to noble deeds.
-Aristotle

Agenda Nos. 09-12, 09-13 and 09-14
were advertised for Public Hearing on
July 30, 2009. The items are being re-advertised
for Public Hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF
COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING
on
THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2009
8:30 A.M.
for the following requests to receive a recommendation from the
PlanningtZoning Board and to receive public Input

Public Hearing will be held In the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
Agenda No.09-12
Alan Andress, as Personal Representative of the Estate
of Donald Andress by and through the Authorized Representative
requests approval of a Special Exception to operate a profess-
stonal office in an existing structure on 3.40+1-acres zoned A-1
(Agriculture) in the Agriculture Future Land Use District

On or abt S side of St Rd 64 E
E of Greenleaf Rd, W of Delaney Rd
24 34 25 0000 08640 0000

Wt/2 of NE14 of NE1l4 of NE1/4 lying S of SR64 Rd RIW
24,T145,R R25E
AND

Agenda No.09-13
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
by and through the Authorized Representative requests an
Amendment to Section 7.07.02-Minor Subdivisions
HARDEE COUNTY
UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
(Land Development Regulations)
as contained in Ordinance No. 2009-06
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida
amending Section 7.07.02 -MiWor Subdivisions of the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code
and amending Section 7.07.03.03-Construction Plans of the
Hardee County Unified Land DevelOpment Code
providing for severability, providing for repeal of conflicting
ordinances; and providing for an effective date.
AND
Agenda No.09-14
Sunshine Towers, Inc. by and through the Authorized
Representative requests an Amendment to
Section 2.1I00-Buildting Height Limitations;
Section 3.21.05.01-Communications Tower; and
Table 2.29.02(B)-..Table of Land Uses
HARDEE COUNTY
UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE
(Land Development Regulations)
to allow communications tower with 100% setback and communica-
tions tower with 50%49% setbacks as permitted uses upon approval of '
a Special Exception in 1.1 (Light industry), 1-2 (Heavy Industry) and P4
(Public institutional)-zoned districts.

as contained in Ordinance No. 2009-07
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida
amending Section 2.11.00 and Section 3.21.05.01 and table
2.29.02(B) of the Unified Land Development Code to allow
communications tower with 100% setback and communica-


tions tower with 50%-99% setbacks as permitted uses upon
approval of a Special Exception In 1-1 (Light Industry), 1-2
(Heavy Industry) and P-4 (Public Institution).zoned districts,
providing for severability, for repeal of conflicting ordinances;
and providing for an effective date.
Dale Johnson, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Manager's
office at least two (2) working days prior to the BCC Oublic hearing.
This Public Notice Is published In accordance with the Hardee County
Unified Land Development Code. Qoples of the documents relating to
these proposals are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the County Manager's
office, Courthouse Annex, room 103, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula,
Florida. All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In
rendering any decision the Board shall rely solely on testimony that lW
relevant and material. Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be
recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the public
hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter. 08:08.13c


Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 26'hday of August, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated third 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 723813c


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 30th day of September, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 29'" 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.: 252009TD009XXXX 8:6-27c




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