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Publication Date: August 20, 2009
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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


109th Year, No. 37
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Thursday, August 20, 2009


Schools Prepare For ABCs, H1N1


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"It's a three-way partnership:
parents, schools and the Health
Department."
Schools Superintendent
David Durastanti said it in a
nutshell on Tuesday morning as
schools prepare for the return of
children . and the threat of


swine flu.
"Protecting the health and
safety of our kids is primary.
We are working with the Emer-
gency Management Office and
Health Department to do every-
thing possible," he said as he
offered a press release noting
the steps already taken.
Dr. Stephen Gordon, medical


director at the Hardee County
Health Department, echoed
those steps. He emphasizes the
primary rule of thumb: If you or
your child is sick, stay home.
Stay home.
And stay there until at least
24 hours after the fever 100
degrees or higher without med-
ication to reduce it has sub-


sided, he advised.
"Don't go to the doctor's
office or emergency room
unless critically ill. That will
spread it around. Call first and
talk to .your doctor," Gordon
instructed.
Durastanti said he has had
two conference calls within the
last week with the education


commissioner, the chancellor
and state surgeon general.
"There are still so many un-
knowns. We don't know if vac-
cination will be a one-shot or
two-shot deal. We are advised
to not close schools, but send
any children with symptoms
home."
Preventive sanitizing at the


schools is being coordinated
with the custodians and build-
ing supervisors, increasing the
focus and frequency of cleaning
commonly touched areas, such
as doorknobs, light switches
and handrails.
Parents are urged to cooper-
ate in teaching their children the
See H1N1 2A


DRUMROLL,


PLEASE


Burned Body In Trunk:


1st Of


2 Suspects


Now In Jail Here


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The first of two suspects in
the burning death of a High-
lands County man is' now in
custody here.
Dan Enrique Lopez, 32, of 33
Holly St., Bedford, Mass., was
S transported from that state to
i the Hardee County Jail last
., week. He was booked in at 2:46
p.m. on Wednesday.
He is being held without
bond pending trial.
His alleged accomplice, Jose
Antonio Torres, 25, of Sebring,
is currently in the Highlands
S County Jail on unrelated charg-
es. A "hold" has been placed on
him for Hardee County.
Both men were indicted by a
Hardee County Grand Jury on
July 20. They face charges of
first-degree murder, kidnapping
and first-degree arson in the late
November death of a 46-year-
old Highlands County man,


.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The Hardee Senior High School Blue Star Brigade, under the direction of David Faulk, has led the march back to
school, taking the field early with its practices. Sports teams were next, and now youngsters throughout the county
will follow. School begins Monday.



School Expulsions Total 15 For 2008-09


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
In all, 15 students were
expelled from Hardee County
schools during the 2008-09 aca-
demic year.
Twice as many were booted
from classes for acts of violence
or for threats of violence than


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INDEX
Classifileds .....................68
Community Calendar....4A
Courthouse Report.....12B
Crime Blotter................10B
Hardee Living................ 3B
Information Roundup....4A
Obituaries......................4A
What's For Lunch ..........5A




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for any other offense, including
drugs. Three actually hit or spit
on a school official.
And, two to one, most came
from Hardee Senior High
School.
So shows the tally of expul-
sion hearings held before the
Hardee County School Board,.
beginning with two students on
Sept. 25 and ending with one on
May 14. The final number is a
typical annual total for the dis-
trict.
The tally includes:
a 17-year-old ninth-grade
boy for marijuana possession.,


a ninth-grade boy, 17, for
marijuana possession.
a 15-year-old ninth-grade
boy who slapped the school re-
source officer.
a boy, 14 and in ninth
grade, who slugged a teacher
trying to break up a fight.
a ninth-grade girl, 15, who
spit on a school official.
a 14-year-old eighth-grade
boy for fighting and other con-
duct code violations.
a boy, 15, eighth grade, for
fighting and extreme defiance
of authority.
an 18-year-old 12th-grade


boy for leaving a hunting shot-
gun in his truck.
a 12-year-old girl in sixth
grade for possession of a pre-
scription drug.
an eighth-grade boy, 16, for
threats to staff.
a 15-year-old eighth-grade
girl for extreme defiance of
authority.
a girl, 15 and in ninth
grade, for possession of alco-
hol.
a 15-year-old boy in ninth
grade for battery.
a boy, 16, ninth grade, for
See 2008-09 2A


Lopez


Torres


Storm Trio A Reminder To Be. Ready


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Ana, Bill and Claudette bring
memories of another trio in
2004. Hurricanes Charley,
Frances and Jeanne are power-
ful reminders.
The first three tropical storms
of 2009 could be followed by
Danny, Erika, Fred and Grace
as the hurricane season intensi-
fies.
Hurricane preparations
should continue as usual for the
storm surge, high winds, torna-
does and flooding that tropical
storms and hurricanes bring.
NOAA (National Oceanic


and Atmospheric Administra-
tion) has lowered the season
outlook, but still cautions the
public to not let down its guard.
"It's not uncommon to have no
storms in June or July. On aver-
age only one or two storms
form during the season's first
two months," says a NOAA
bulletin.
There is a 70 percent chance
of seven to 11 named storms, of
which one or two could become
major hurricanes of category 3,
4 or 5. Hurricane season lasts
until Nov. 30.
Tropical Storm Ana poured
rain on San Juan, Puerto Rico,


on Monday and Tuesday, even
as she weakened heading into
the Gulf of Mexico, tentatively
following the ppth of Tropical
Storm Claudette, which hit the
Florida Panbandle. It made
landfall, at Fort Walton Beach
late Sunday and quickly broke
up after drenching Milligan and
Crestview with 4.5 inches of
rain.
Meanwhile, Hurricane Bill
has moved slowly north by
northwest but is still not expect-
ed to hit the eastern U.S. coast,
although it may pass between
Bermuda and the eastern states
on its northward trend. It is now


a category 3, with winds at 125
miles per hour.
So, what needs to be done?
The first priority is to have a
family plan. Where will every-
one meet in case of evacuation
orders or if electricity is cut off?
Whose home will you go to?
Does that person have enough
supplies on hand for a lengthy
stay of additional people?
When the first sign of a hurri-
cane's approach is heard, be
sure you have at least a three-
week supply of medications,
special diet foods or supplies.
Keep a bag packed with extra
See STORM 2A


known alternately as uwight
Clyde Williams or Malik Ad-
dullah Muhammad.
Authorities say the victim, a
citizen of Jamaica, was living in
Highlands County under the
alias of Muhammad.
He was found in the trunk of
his own car, a 1997 Lincoln
Continental, alongside Old
Town Creek Road on the morn-
ing. of Nov. 29. The car had
been burned, and the body
inside was unrecognizable.
The Medical Examiner's
Office in Lakeland positively
identified Williams as the vic-
tim in late December. His cause
of death came later, and was
determined to be the fire.
Originally, detectives from
both the Highlands County
Sheriffs Office and the Hardee
County Sheriffs Office had
believed that Williams, known
to be involved in drug activity
with Torres, was killed in
Highlands County and his body
and car dumped just over the
border into Hardee County.
The medical examiner's re-
port negated that theory.:
Williams died in the fire while
locked in the trunk of his car.
The murder remains under
investigation.




Traffic


Fines


Higher

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Had a speeding ticket lately?
Ran a red light? Has your li-
cense expired? No insurance?
If so, you may find that it has
become an expensive encount-
er.
And, it's going to get even
more so.
After a public hearing last
week, the Hardee County Com-
mission approved an ordinance
increasing the surcharge on
non-criminal traffic violators. ,
The change becomes effec-
tive Sept. 1, when the surcharge
changes from the current $15 to
$30.
It seems the state Legislature,
in its last session, authorized
doubling the non-criminal traf-
fic surcharge. It apples whether
a person pleads guilty or nolo
contender (no contest) or *is
found guilty by the judge.
All proceeds from raising the
surcharge will be used to fund
state court facilities. In Hardee
County, for instance, plans are
under way to add a sallyport on
the east side of the courthouse
so inmates may be brought to
court safe from bad weather or
any interference.
The east side parking lot will
See TRAFFIC 2A


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JOAN M. SEAMAN .
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Dr. Jason Newsom might not have read Dale Carnegie's book
entitled "How To Win Friends And Influence People." He may not
have majored in public relations in college. Perhaps his military
training came into play.
He had a valid health message as the $140,000 a year director
of the Bay County Health Department in Panama City. If he had
sugar-coated his message he might still have that lucrative job.
The 38-year-old former Army doctor who spent time in Iraq is
six feet tall and weighs 167 pounds.
He began a one-man war on obesity, wrote Melissa-Nelson of
the Associated Press in an Aug. 14 Page-1 news story in the
Lakeland Ledger. He put warnings on the health department's elec-
tronic sign out front, such as:
"Television = Obese Child."
"Sweet Tea = Liquid Sugar."
"Hamburger = Spare Tire."
"French Fires = Thunder Thighs."
"He called out KFC by name to make people think twice about,
fried chicken," wrote Nelson.
The report indicated he should have left donuts alone. One of
the Bay county commissioners owns a-donut shop.'-Two attorneys
own a new Dunkiri' Donuts in Panama City Beach. The slogan is
"America Runs on Dunkin'." The county pays part of the health
director's salary.
Dr. Newsom's sign outside the health department reads:
"America Dies on Dunkin'."
The attorneys threatened a lawsuit. Dr. Newsom lost his job.
The AP story indicated 39 percent of adults in Bay County
were overweight in 2007, and 25 percent of the adults were con-
sidered obese.
Dr. Newsom even banned donuts from health department
meetings and said he would throw away donuts if he found them in
the break room, wrote Nelson. He banned candy in the vending
machines at the health department and replaced the sweets with
peanuts, stated the report.
I took the Dale Carnegie "How To Win Friends And Influence
People" course when I was a teenager in high school. One of my
parents enrolled me in the course. It was a fun course.
As a Dale Carnegie course graduate here are some suggested
alternatives to his signs:
"TV = Some is great but don't forget to go outside and exer-
cise, kids." '
"Sweet Tea =.A Southern tradition but Hloney,,ease, up,some
on the sugar."
"Hamburger = A great American. tradition: Eat one or two
but for the love of Pete, don't eat them for breakfast, lunch and din-
ner."
"French Fries = Great taste. Eat 10 or 15 but for Pete's sake
don't eat 100 or 150 at one sitting. Have you tried a baked sweet
potato lately?" .
"KFC = Finger lickin' good! Wasn't Col.Harlan Sanders a
great American success story! Eat a couple of pieces, and don't for-
get your veggies. For Pete's sake don't eat a whole KFC bucket by
yourself share it with family iand friends."
"Dunkin' Donuts = They're great. So are Krispy Kremes.
Eat one or two, but not the entire dozen." Remember people near-
ly cried in 2008 in Wauchula when a new Dunkin' Donuts building
was completed but the business never opened. Even Pete wept.


STORM
Continued From 1A


clothing, games, a plastic bag of
your important documents and
whatever else you might needif
you can't return to your home
immediately.
Keep tuned to your NOAA
radio or TV for storm bulletins.
Anyone in low-lying areas or in
a mobile home is especially
vulnerable and most likely to be
asked to leave if high winds
and/or torrential rains are pre-
dicted.
Do you have a special med-
ical problem? Are you an in-
sulin-dependent diabetic, have
home naso-gastric or gastrosto-
my tubes to care for? Have you
had a recent stroke, cancer, are
blind or hearing-impaired, an
amputee, had recent cataract
surgery? If you have any of
these conditions and are able to
sleep on'a cot or mat on floor,
you could pre-register for the
special needs shelter.
People with more severe
medical needs, on hospice or
imminently pregnant, may need
to go to a hospital-based shelter,
but the local hospital does not.


have IV chemotherapy or
hemo- or peritoneal dialysis.
Have, you pre-registered for
the pet-friendly shelter? Does
your pet have all its necessary
vaccinations? Do you have its
carrier, bedding, food, toys and
medication ready?
In any case, stock up on sup-
plies, a little. each week of
canned goods, baby formula,
pet food, water, and don't forget
a manual can opener, too. Are,
your flashlights full with fresh
batteries? Do you have a first
aid kit for minor injuries during
and after the storms?
Pick up a copy of the 2009-10
All Hazards Guide explaining
more of what to do when a hur-
ricane or heavy thunder-
storms or tornadoes, floods
or other danger comes up. They
are available free at many stores
and businesses, in both English
or Spanish. If you can't find
one, stop'by the Emergency
Management Center, 404 W.
Orange St., Wauchula and get
one.


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H1N1
Continued From 1A
importance of frequent hand
washing, with soap and water if
possible, hand sanitizers if not.
Children at school will be
allowed to use hand sanitizers'
under supervision.
Parents should also teach
their children to cough or
sneeze into a tissue or the bend
of their elbow, to avoid contam-
inating their hands. As soon as
possible, discard tissues and
wash hands and clothing.
Gordon notes the three main
points: wash hands often, main-
tain social distancing and stay
home if feeling ill.
Social distancing means fore-
going hugging, shaking hands.
kissing on the cheek in social
gatherings, and keeping a socia-
ble distance from anyone who
has respiratory symptoms.
The HINI, or swine flu, vac-
cine will probably not be avail-
able until the end of the year.
Those most susceptible, chil-
dren under 5, pregnant women
and those with chronic diseases,
should be'first to get the vac-
cine, Gordon said.
"As in any flu epidemic,
there may be 35,000 to 36,000
deaths. Our biggest concern is
pregnant women, who seem
most susceptible. Young adults
are more vulnerable than senior
adults, perhaps because many
born before 1950 were exposed
to the 1957 outbreak and may
have developed some immuni-
ty," said Gordon.
"It. will take increased vigi-
lance by school staff to identify
students exhibiting flu-like
symptoms. The clinic assistant
or school nurse will evaluate
children and determine if they
need to be isolated," says the
school press release.
Parents/guardians will be called
to pick up their sick children as
soon as possible. If possible,
they should also be isolated
from the rest of the family to
further prevent spread.



2008-09
Continued From 1A
possession of marijuana.
a 15-year-old ninth-grade
boy for fighting.
In all instances but one, the
students were given the oppor-
tunity to attend Pioneer Career
Academy, the district's alterna-
tive school in Zolfo Springs,
after completing anger manage-
ment or drug treatment require-
ments imposed by the School
Board.
One student, however, a 16-
year-old boy, was expelled from
the academy itself.


TRAFFIC
Continued From 1A
also be repaved and re-striped
as part of that project.
County Manager Lex Albrit-
ton said the surcharge has been
bringing in ,about $100,000
annually since 2006. The in-
crease is expected to raise about
$190,000, which has built into
next year's budget, he said.


TIME


STARTS


Monday Monday Night Mens 7:00 P.M. August24

Early Birds (Ladies) 9:00 A.M. Meeting August 18
Tuesday Starts August 25
Guys & Dolls (Men & women) 7:00 RM. Meeting August 18
Starts August 25
Wednesday Wednesday Night Mens 7:30 PM. Meeting August 19
Starts August 26

Thursday Nite Owls (Ladies) 6:30 PM. Meeting August 20
_________________________ Starts August 27

Friday T.G.I.F. (Men & women) 7:30 P.M. Meeting August 21
_____Starts August 28,


Saturday


Boys & Girls
Juniors Ages 6-1 1
Juniors Ages 12 & Up


10:00 A.M.
12 NOON


Registration
August 29 10 A.M.
Starts Sept. 12


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COURTESY PHOTO
Three reappointed members of the Southwest Florida Water Management District's
Peace River Basin Board took their oaths of office during the board meeting this
month. Shown (from left)'are Rufus Lazzell from Punta Gorda, Paul Samuels of Bowling
Green and Fred Trippensee from Avon Park. Samuels' term ends in 2011, while the oth-
ers end in 2012. Samuels is land lease manager for Mosaic. The Peace River Basin
Board is one of seven such regional boards which provide guidance for local pro-
grams. It serves Hardee, Highlands, Charlotte, DeSoto and Polk counties.










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Join In The Fun Friday Solve



Play detective and help solve a mystery during this month's Just how w
"Friday.Night Live" set for tomorrow night. acters, who m
Each month, Main Street Wauchula Inc. plans a downtown event Far?" Look wi
on the third Friday of the month. This month, Main Street has creat- Head to the
ed an 1890s mystery for amateur detectives to solve, get more info t
Have fun taking part in this interactive event written by local ($1), and off y
children's author Gayle Knight. Travel back in time to Wauchula community sal
during the wild and wooly-bully 1890s, and see if you can "lasso" Remember
the low-down rotten scoundrel who has robbed the fictional "Hefty" re"
Wauchula National Bank! ment!




Guns Were Ablazin' As


Desperado Robbed Bank! -


The following story is fiction-
al, and is part of the scenario
staged for this week's Friday
Night Live event. Readers are
invited to come downtown and
help solve the mystery.
"Guns blazing, bullets
whistling and customers scat-
tering for their lives" was the
way County Sheriff Y It Burp
described the action at
Wauchula National Bank late
yesterday afternoon.
When the dust settled, the
brave sheriff, who was with-
drawing payroll money, was
almost mortally wounded in
his attempt to foil the single
desperado who escaped carry-
ing several bags of loot.
A deputy was also grazed in
the line of duty. He appeared to
be all right, just shaken up a bit
according to Johnny Bluegill, a
pioneer doctor, who was on the
scene when everything broke
loose
The deputy's name is being
withheld at this time until fam-
ily can be notified.
Sheriff Burp was transport-
ed by wagon to a local hospital
to recover from his injuries and
try to think up the solution to


this mysterious "Whodunit."
When interviewed by this
reporter, Sheriff Burp said the
extremely dangerous armed
bandit was heard to brag as he
made his getaway, "I shot' the
sheriff, but I didn't shoot the
deputy."
"Was there another gunman
involved?" wondered the puz-
zled sheriff, or was this just
idle talk?
Eyewitnesses were in dis-
agreement as to the identity of
the thief. Some said it was a
bald- headed man while others
claimed a big black hat cov-
ered the suspect's head, mak-
ing it impossible to see hair
color or length.
A few folks swore it was a
woman in disguise who fired
the almost lethal shots.
One bank employee, who
asked that her identify be with-
held due to fear for her life,
said the robber was short and
fat, but a loan officer believed
that he/she was tall and skinny.
The only points of agree-
ment seem to be that nobody
could identify the villain, and
there was only one masked
robber, which made the sheriff


feel better.
Local merchants are demand-
ing that Sheriff Burp solve the
mystery before Friday Night
Live. They are afraid the
potential "killer on the loose"
will keep people away from
the downtown festivities.
Sheriff Y It Burp has issued
the Most Wanted List of eight
possible bank robbers who
have been placed under sur-
veillance. These are shady-
looking characters who each
have a motive for stealing the
bank's money.
He is urging locals to BOLO
(Be On The Lookout) for this
scoundrel, who may very well
show up at Friday Night Live.
Sheriff Burp encourages all
Hardee Countians to attend
FNL and collect clues from the
merchants which may lead to
the apprehension of the culprit
in this baffling case. "Hefty"
rewards are offered to the per-
son/persons who solve the
"Crime of the Century So Far."
So saddle up, mosey on
downtown to Friday Night
Live on, of course, Friday from
5 to 9 p.m. and be part of the
action!


ry On Main


ell do you really know some of these suspicious char-
ight have committed the "Crime of the Century So
ho the suspects are!
e Information Booth in Main Street Heritage Park to
to help solve this horrendous crime. Just pay one buck
'ou go to help capture the robber and make our little
fe again.
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wards will be given! Don't miss out on the excite-


WW 11 Veteran Emory Burnett


Has Lifelong Love Of Farming


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Growing up in Hardee
County today would come easy
for a guy who was born here in
the 1920s and knows just how
hard times can be.
Born on Heard Bridge Road
in 1924, Emory Burnett got an
early education on what it was
like to work. He was one of six
children born to John T. and
Dimea Burnett.
Most days he was up early
picking strawberries before it
was time to make the one-mile
walk into town for school.
When he got older he went to
school in the summer and
picked berries all winter.
"All the country kids went to
these strawberry schools," he
said.
After graduating from high
school in December of 1941,
Burnett decided to enlist in the
Marines and go fight in World
War II.
"When I turned 18 I joined
the Marines so I could go help
my older brother H.P., who was
already fighting in the war," he
said.
After going through boot
camp in San Diego it was off to
war in the Pacific Theater.
Burnett was involved in the
initial landing on the island of
Tarawa where his unit faced
heavy casualties.
They landed on the island
with 166 men and left five days
later with only 34, he said. Five
of the six officers were killed.
He then returned to Pearl
Harbor where he said the
Marines received the only real
!welcome Burnett can recall
while in the service.
After. spending time in
Hawaii he was sent to Saipan
where he was.promoted to pla-
toon sergeant.
While on Saipan he was hit
by several pieces of shrapnel
from artillery fire. He believes
the shell could have been from
friendly fire but others said it
was from a Japanese gun. He
was later awarded a Purple


Emory Burnett stands in
front of one of his willow
tangerine trees, which he
said is one of the better
varieties of tangerines.
Heart for being wounded during
battle.
After recovering from 'his
injuries he was sent to Tania,
Okinawa, and Nagasaki before
leaving the service. He saw the
destruction left behind after the
atomic bomb was dropped and
described it as devastating.
On Dec. 11, 1945, Burnett
was discharged from the
Marines one day shy of being in
the service for three years.
He said others re-enlisted in
different branches of the service -
or joined the reserves but he is
glad he made the choice to get
out.
"I was too lucky for too
long," he said. "Sooner or later
the law of averages is going to
get you."
He said the only things a war
accomplishes are to boost the
economy and thin a country's
population. He thinks the world
will always have wars.
After the service he went to
work as a subcontractor laying
concrete blocks and pouring
concrete, even though his love
in life has always been farming.
"If I could have made a living
farming I would have never
poured concrete," he said.
It seemed like bad luck fol-


lowed. him when he tried to
farm, Burnett said. After a few
different attempts to grow a
commercial crop he decided to
let farming be his hobby, not his
job.
The worst luck he had was
during 1977 or 1.978 when he
had a big field of cucumbers
that were almost ready to pick
in the Lake Dale area. A horrif-
ic hailstorm rained down on
his field breaking the cucum-
bers into several pieces, ruining
his entire crop. The hail was so
bad it even killed most of the
birds in the field at the time, he
said.
Now at age 85, Burnett lives
on East Main Street in rural
Wauchula with his wife of 20
years, Zelda. She was from
New York and they met while
she was visiting her mother,
who lived on Holland Town
Road.
He grows several small crops
around his house and sells them
to winter residents and tourists
from a roadside stand in front of
his house.
During the year he grows a
number of different vegetables
and citrus but strawberries have


~


always been his favorite crop.
Strawberries are the most ex-
pensive crop to grow per acre
but also the most profitable, he
said.
Now he has to rely on his
nephew, farmer Robbie Burnett,
to help get his half-acre straw-
berry field ready to plant each
year.
"Without him I could not do
strawberries."
His fruits and vegetables
stand is open from November to
Easter each year. He said he ,has
to always have strawberries and
tomatoes- at his stand or people
won't stop.
To break even he heeds to sell
12 different items and have ;12
customers per day stop for fresh
produce.,
Once a week he travels to a
farmers' market in Ruskin' to
get a few vegetables he does not
grow himself. ,,.
.Burnqtt thinks this may be the
last year he is able to operate his
stand because things are getting
harder for him to do.
Now he spends too much
time at Bay Pines Hospital near
St. Petersburg and the VA clinic
in Sebring getting treatment for


PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY,
Burnett proudly looks down at two three-pound onions
he grew this year. The onions are just oneof many fresh ;
fruits and vegetables he grows and sells each year at his
roadside stand on East Main Street.


skin cancer.
His first skin cancer was
removed at age 36 and he has
battled it every since. Burnett
said he used to run around in
the summer in only a pair of
shorts and thinks sun exposure
may be to blame for causing his
cancer.
He has to take six prescrip-
tion pills a day for his various
ailments.
"I think overmedication is the
number one disease. in the


United States," he said. Many
of his medications have warn-
ings that they may cause cancer
or some other disease, he said.
His heart pill is the number
one cause of breast cancer,
among men, he said.
Through it all he remains in
good spirits and tries to still get
the most out of life.
His advice to people is sim-
ple. "Enjoy life while you are
young because you will be old
tomorrow."


, For the week ended Aug. 13, 2009

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 10,342,
compared to 8,957 last week, and 9,076 a year ago. According
to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady,
feeder steers.and heifers were-unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 116.00-150.00
300-400 lbs 104.00-130.00
400-500 lbs 88.00-108.00

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300.1bs 96.00-121.00
300-400 lbs 89.00-107.00
400-500 lbs 80.00- 98.00


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

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-2100 lbs 54.00-
60.00

Most light planes are capable of taking off or landing in
90-degree crosswinds that are less than 20 percent of
the airplane's power-off stall speed.



On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold a zoning session
'today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The fol-
lowing is a synopsis of agenda topics.
Special Exception for a professional business office for
emergency restoration services-SR 64 east of Greenleaf Road,
west of Delaney Road.
S Amendment to Land Development Regulations concerning
minor subdivisions.,
Sunshine Towers seeks amendment to allow communica-,
tions tower setbacks to change.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.


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Obituaries


SUSAN ANN IRVIN KEEN
Local community leader,
youth advocate, and agri-busi-
nesswoman, Susan Ann Irvin
Keen, 58 went to be with her
Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ
on Sunday afternoon, August
16, 2009 from cancer;'she was
at home in Palmetto surround-
ed by her family. Susan was
born on October 1, 1950 in
Charlotte, N.C., and moved to
Florida in 1962. Susan is sur-
vived by her husband, Callon
"Buddy" Keen, Jr., their chil-
dren and spouses; Callon
"Vick" Keen, III, wife,
Christine, James "Jimmy"
Keen and wife, Holly, Patricia
"Patty" Keen- Freed, husband
.Jeffrey Freed, sons Jeff Keen
and Christopher Jay "C.J."
Keen, and grandchildren;
Hannah Keen, James Keen,
Jr., John Keen, and Gavin
Freed. Susan is also survived
by her stepfather, Jim Carter,
sister, Marie Snyder, brother,
James Irvin, Jr., half-sister,
Ann Lipsen, and Half-brother,
Charlie Irvin and many
nephews, nieces and friends
and special fuzzy friends,
Toby and Sissy.
Susan was the founder and
president of Keen Farm &
Grove Service, Inc., and Keen
& Keen Citrus, Inc. and vice-
president of C. & S Grove
Service, Inc. She served as an
ASCS Supervisor and was a
member of the Peace River
Valley Citrus Growers Associ-
ation and the Bradenton Yacht
Club.
Amidst running the family.
businesses, raising her and
Buddy's five children, spoiling
and loving her four grandchil-
dren and reaching out to help
anyone in need and volunteer-
ing in the community, Susan
found tittie for yet another
passion, her love of flying and
obtained her Private Pilot's
license from Dolphin Aviation
School of Aeronautics. Her
'other hobbies included quilt-
ing, sewing and embroidery.


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CLYDE W. BODYD'
BARRINGER III
Clyde W. "Boddy" Bar-
ringer III, 46, of Wauchula,
died on Sunday, Aug. 16,
2009, at home.
Born on Jan. 18, 1963, in
Wauchula, he was a lifelong
Hardee County resident. He
was a welder and mechanic
before becoming disabled.
He was a member of New
Vision Worship Center in
Zolfo Springs.
Survivors include his com-
panion Rhonda Perkins of
Wauchula; step-sons Timothy
Perkins and Corey Richard-
son, both of Wauchula; broth-
er David Barringer of Zolfo
Springs; niece Casandra Bar-
ringer; nephew Joseph Sig-
ala; and grandchild Josslyn
Richardson.
Memorial services will be
held on Saturday, Aug. 26,
2009, at 6 p.m. at New Vision
Worship Center with Pastor
Rob Cannon officiating.



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Community involvements
included the Manatee River
Doll -Club as-President, Sec-
retary-Treasurer, volunteering
for Hospice of Southwest
Florida, and as a member and
sponsor of youth programs
and various camps and other
youth programs at Palm View
First Baptist Church where
she was a member.
Susan's love for children
was expressed through her
community activities which
centered around youth advo-
cacy and support of youth pro-
grams and organizations;
Blackburn Elementary School
PTO, President, Lincoln
Middle School PTO, Co-
President, Palmetto High
School Advisory Board Mem-
ber, Palmetto Little League,
co-founder and treasurer,
Honorary Chapter Farmer,
Palmetto High School FFA
4nd DeSoto Memorial Drag
Strip Jr. Drag Racing League,
Co-Founder. She/ was a
Director, Executive Board
member, and Creative Arts
Chairman on the Manatee
River Fair Association, Inc.
Board.
This wife, mother, grand-
mother, daughter, sister and
friend will be missed by us all.
Her love and enthusiasm for
life and sharing and caring for
so many others has set a
benchmark that few can equal.
Susan has left an imprint on
many, many lives.
A visitation will be held at
Palm View First Baptist
Church at 415 49th St. E.,
Palmetto on Thursday, August
20, 2009 from 6 8 p.m. with,
a Memorial Service on Friday,
August 21, 2009 at 10 a.m.
Palmetto First Baptist Church
at .1020 4th St. W., Palmetto.
Interment -will follow at
Mansion Memorial Gardens
in Ellenton. Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home is in charge of
the arrangements.
Contributions may be made
in lieu of flowers to' the Palm
View First Baptist Building
Fund, Manatee County Chap-
ter of the Cancer Society or
Tidewell Hospice of South-
west Florida.
"For .God so loved the
world that He gave His only
begotten Son that whosoever
believeth in Him should not
perish, but have everlasting
life." John 3:16
Griffith-Cline
Funeral Home
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CLYDE W. "BODDY"
BARRINGER III
Clyde W. "Bodtly" Barringer
III, 46, of Wauchula, died on
Sunday, Aug. 16, 2009, at
home.
Born in Wauchula, on Jan.
18, 1963, he was a lifelong
Hardee County resident. He
was a welder and mechanic
before becoming disabled. He
was a member of New Vision
Worship Center in Zolfo
Springs.
Survivors include his com-
panion Rhonda Perkins of
Wauchula; step-sons Timothy
Perkins and Corey Richardson,
both of Wauchula; brother
David Barringer of Zolfo
Springs and grandchild Josslyn
Richardson.
Memorial services will be
held on Saturday, Aug. 29,
2009, at 6 p.m. at New Vision
Worship Center with Pastor
Rob Cannon officiating.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula



JAMES FRANKLIN
BALDWIN JR.
James Franklin Baldwin Jr.,
80, of Sweetwater, died on
Thursday, July 16, 2009, in
Sebring.
Born in San Diego, Calif., on
Oct. 10, 1928, he came to
Sweetwater in 1973. He com-
pleted U.S. Army basic training
in Fort Benning, Ga. and also
completed jump school, earning
the official Army Parachute
Wings. He bought, sold and
repaired machinery for 18
years, worked with horses and
raised cattle for 32 years.
His only survivor is his wife
of 56 years, Joan Baldwin.
Memorial services will be
held on Saturday at the funeral
home at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Albert Blum officiating.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


THURSDAY, AUG. 20
VHardee County Com-
mission, zoning meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse An-
nex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, budget workshop, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, 6 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUG. 27
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex 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.
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, budget workshop, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St., Wau-
chula, 6 p.m.


MARY CATHERINE
CONVERSE FERRELL
Mary Catherine Converse
Ferrell, 85, of Sebring, FL,
passed away Monday, August
17, 2009, at her home. She
was born February 28, 1924, to
Albert and Roxie Maim
(Simmerson) Converse, Sr., in
Wauchula, FL, and had been a
resident of Sebring since
December, 2000, coming from
Wauchula, where she had lived
since 1987. Prior to that time,
she had lived in Andrews, IN.
She was a homemaker; was a
member of Order of the
Eastern Star; VFW Women's
Auxiliary in Wauchula and
Artist organizations in Georgia
and California. She was a
member of the Unity of
Sebring Church and was raised
in the First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula.
Mrs. Ferrell is survived by
her Daughters, Donna J. Raver
and Mary R. (Robert) Rowe,
both of Ft. Wayne, IN; Son,
Paul K. Ferrell, Sebring; Sis-
ter, Ferol (Howard T.) Jones,
Lakeland, FL; Grandchildren,
Mike E. Wood; David F.
(Tammy) Williams; Joshua T.
(Kelly) Rowe and Laura A.
Rose and Great-Grandson,
Justin Williams. She was pre-
ceded in death by her
Husband, Donald Paul Ferrell.
Funeral services will take
place at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday,
August 22, 2009, at Steph-
enson-Nelson Funeral Home,
Sebring, Rev. Andy Conyers
officiating. The family will
receive friends the hour pre-
ceding the service, beginning
at 2:00 p.m. Interment at
Lakeview Memorial Gardens,
Avon Park, FL will follow the
service.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Sebring


EDWIN ALBERT LONG
Edwin Albert Long, 68, of
Ocala, died on Tuesday, Aug.
11,2009, at Kindred Hospital of
Ocala.
Born in Wauchula, he was a
lifelong Florida resident. He
had a PhD in clinical laboratory
administration/direction. He
was a member and lay speaker
at Druid Hills United Methodist
Church and was sight chairman
in the Lake Weir Lions Club.
He was predeceased by his
parents Atlee and Myra Long;
and his wife Mary Frances
Long.
Survivors include his son
Keith Atlee Long and wife
'Shannon of Moss Bluff; and
sisters Cyndee Arnett and hus-
band Ed of Lakeland, and Ann
Grimes and husband Dwight,
also of Lakeland.
Visitation is from 10 to 11
a.m. Saturday at Druid Hills
United Methodist Church of
Ocala where services will be
held at 11 a.m. with the Rev.
Daryl W. Allen officiating.
Burial will follow in Ocklawa-
ha Community Cemetery.
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Congratulations to a couple of youth who have made the local
sports news lately.
On the Sertoma youth tour, it's good news. Upcoming freshman
Will Bennett won the summer age 13-14 division, edging team-
mate, freshman William Beattie. Trenton Moon also did well in
that division.
In the boys 15-16, Hardee junior Lincoln Saunders was a solid
second in the final standings, sandwiched between Sean Garner
and Colin Walkup. Wildcat junior Taylor Barlow placed fourth, and
soph Daniel Miller (5th), junior Justin Bromley sixth and soph
Dalton Hewett eighth. Senior Grayson Lambert brings experience
to the 2009 Wildcat golf team.

In boxing, 14-year-old Ruben Salazar was runner-up of 17 box-
ers in his 118-pound division in the four-day Ringside World
Tournament. Salazar won his first two bouts by decision and lost a
close decision in the finals. His stablemate, Victor Galvan, 16, of
Arcadia, swept through his matches with a stoppage, decision and
stoppage to be the 112-pound division titlist.

Dixie Youth machine pitch (AA) All-Stars did a fine job in both
state and regional playoffs. They placed third in both after winning
the district title in back-to-back games against unbeaten Bartow. It
was great for them to get to travel to Enterprise, Ala. for regional
competition and carry the Hardee banner into action.

Presently, there is a youth baseball team of 10- to 12-year-olds,
who are playing scrimmages and weekend tournaments around the
state. Coaches Keith Weems, Jamie Franks, Cody Rawls and Raul
Alamia, will be busy with their practices and outings. The first
tournament is Aug. 28-30 in Kissimmee.

It's a little over a week before high school fall sports begin. The
varsity football Wildcats are first, in a pre-season game at Lake
Placid on Aug. 28. The regular season starts at home -on Sept. 4
against Fort Meade.
JV football will open on Sept. 3 at home against Avon Park.
Girls volleyball begins with a home match on .Sept. 3 against
Bradenton Southeast, the JV playing at 6 p.m. and the varsity about
7. The golf guys will also be at home for the first match, Sept. 2, at
the Torrey Oaks course against Port Charlotte.
We don't have girls golf or cross country schedules as yet.

Don't forget to renew your reserved seat at the stadium for foot-
ball games. Tonya Royal, representing the Hardee Athletic
Foundation, is coordinating the sale of reserve seating. If you
haven't been contacted yet, call her on her cell phone at 781-0358,
or see her at the Friday Night Live dunk tank tomorrow (Friday)
in downtown Wauchula.
The Hardee Athletic Foundation also has the $40 season foot-
ball tickets available. Or they can be purchased at the high school,
along with the $80 super booster tickets, which gain admittance to
all home games for all high school sports this school year.

Men's and women's softball leagues are finishing up their sea-
song this week and next.
Wauchula First Methodist and Holy Child Catholic are in a vir-
tual battle for ownership of the ladies' league season title. It should
also be an interesting single-elimination tournament.
In the men's division, Farm Credit leads Division I and Mosaic
is at the top of Division II. They will probably start a double-elim-
ination tournament before the week is out.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate@embarqmail.com with news for this biweekly column.
The sports., news deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday, except for events
which happen over the weekend. They are due by noon Mondays.


Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen
for-sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or
quiet and calm. One of the greatest sounds of them all-
and to me it is a sound-is utter, complete silence.
-Andre Kostelanetz

We need people in our lives with whom we can be as
open as possible. To have real conversations with peo-
ple may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion,
but it involves courage and risk.
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participate in a free youth
camping trip at the west Green
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Pasco County.
The camping trip is sched-
uled for Sept. 19-20. 'All
campers must be accompanied
by at least one adult.
Participants will learn how to
set up camp and cook their din-
ner using a dutch oven. They'
will also have the opportunity
to experience archery, fishing,
shooting an air rifle, outdoor
photography and hiking along
the Florida National Scenic
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Bass Pro Shops and the
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Participants, will be selected
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Children 6-14 are encouraged
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Play Auditions
Coming Up
The Hardee County
Players have scheduled
auditions for its fall play,
"You're A Good Man, Charlie
Brown." Everyone interested
in invited to attend one of the
three auditions, which will be
held at the historic Wauchula
City, Hall Auditorium, 225 E.
Main.St., Wauchula.
Auditions are set for
Saturday at 9 a.m., Monday
at 6:30 p.m. and next
Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6:30
p.m. For more information,
call Dan Graham at 773-
9115 or 773-5968.

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across, and your own will
reach the shore.
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
S MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Peanut
Butter & Jelly, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Hamburger on a Bun (Salad
Tray, Baked Begns, Juice Bar)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Buttered Toast,
Mixed Fruit, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on a
Bun or Hot Dog on a Bun
(Salad Tray, Yellow Cake, Ice
Cream, Green Beans, Pears)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambl-
ed Eggs w/Cheese, Pears,
Buttered Toast, Milk
Lunch: Battered-Fried Fish
w/Cornbread or Rib-B-Que on a
Bun (Salad Tray, Cheese Grits,
Blueberries) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Buttered Toast, Pancakes,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Macaroni
& Cheese (Salad Tray, Peaches,
Garden Peas, Roll) and Milk

FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Blue-
berries, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or -Toasted
Ham & Cheese (Salad Tray,
Pinto Beans, Applesauce, Jell-
0) and Milk
JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Peanut
Butter Cups, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Cheese Pizza (Lettuce &
Tomato, Baked Beans, Juice
Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Buttered Toast,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on a
Bun or Pepperoni Pizza or Hot
Dogs (Lettuce & Tomato, Green
Beans, Yellow Cake, Ice Cream,
Pears) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Mini Pocket; 'Buttered .Toast,
Pears, Milk .


Lunch: Battered-Fried Fish
w/Cornbread or Cheese Pizza
or Rib-B-Que on a Bun (Tossed
Salad, Cheese Grits, Blue-
berries) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Patty, Buttered Toast, Pancakes,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese w/Cornbread or Corn
Dog or Pepperoni Pizza (Toss-
ed Salad, Garden Peas, Peach-
es) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon T6ast, Blue-
berries, Milk
Lunch: Toasted Ham &
Cheese or Mozzarella Stick or
Tacos (Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto
Beans, Mexican Rice, Jell-O,
Applesauce) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Cinnamon Toast, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: BBQ Hamburger on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Baked
Beans, Potato Salad, Juice Bar)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles,
Sausage, Buttered Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Patty on a
Bun (Tossed Salad, Fresh
Potatoes, Broccoli, Macaroni
Salad, Pears, Yellow Cake, Ice
Cream) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambl-
ed Eggs, Pears, Buttered Toast,
Milk
Lunch: Battered-Fried Fish
(Tossed Salad, Cheese Grits,
Garden Peas, Cornbread, Blue-
berries) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Buttered Toast, Juice, Sausage,
Milk
Lunch: Corndog (Tossed
Salad, Potato Rounds, Carrots,
Peaches) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Cinnamon Toast, Blue-
berries, Milk
Lunch: Tacos (Tossed Sal-
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Cheese, Mexican Rice, Apple-
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
A prudent person foresees
the danger ahead and takes
precautions; the fool goes
blindly on and suffers the
consequences. True humility
and fear of the Lord lead to
riches, honor and a long life.
Proverbs 22:3-4 (NLT)

FRIDAY
Marriage is honorable; let us
all keep it so, and the mar-
riage bond inviolate; for
God's judgment will fall on
adulterers and fornicators.
Do not live for money, be
content with what you have.
Hebrews 13:5 (NEB)

SATURDAY
God is not a man like me, so
I cannot answer Him. We
cannot meet each other in
court. I wish there was
someone to make peace
between us, someone to
decide our case.
Job 9:32a-33 (NCV)

SUNDAY
For there is one God, and
one Mediator between God
and men, the man Christ
Jesus, who gave Himself as
a ransom for all.
I Timothy 2:5 (RSV)

MONDAY
God's glory is on tour in the
skies, God's craft on exhibit
across the horizon. Madame
Day holds classes every
morning. Professor Night
lectures each evening . .
the revelation of God is
whole and pulls our lives
together. . the life-maps of
God are right, showing the
way to joy. The directions of
God are plain and easy on
the eyes.
Psalm 19:1-3,10 (ME)

TUESDAY
But, every good endowment
that we possess and every
complete gift that we have
received must come from
above, from the Father of all
lights, with whom there is
never the slightest variation
of shadow of inconsistency.
JamesY? ) (PME)'

WEDNESDAY
Watch this: God's eye is on
those who respect Him, the
ones who are looking for His
love. He's ready to come to
their rescue in bad times, in
lean times He keeps body
and soul together . Love
us, God, with all You've got
that's what we're
depending on.
Psalm 33:18,21(ME)
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.
Friendship is the only
cement that will ever hold
the world together.


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COURTESY PHOTOS
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center in Wauchula
held its first annual luau on July 31. The event
was used to showcase the services provided
at Hardee Manor. Spearheading the Hawaiian
party was the Therapy Department, which
used the event as an alternative therapy for
residents, who created and placed decora-
tions. The luau featured a limbo contest,
parade, door prizes and, of course, a
Hawaiian feast and a tiki bar with non-alco-
holic tropical drinks. Shown above is occupa-
tional therapist Tony LawYue as he sees how
low he can go. In the middle photo in her
grass skirt is Dania Hughes. The bottom
photo shows a rolling decoration, a mockup
of the ever-essential roasting pig. In all, 30
guests and 70 residents attended the luau,
including Florida Hospital's Sheila Johns,
Cindy Manley, Lisa Eagerton and Kim Colding
and Mosaic's Paul Samuels.


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6A The Herald-Advocate, August 20, 2009


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

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252009CP000047
IN RE: ESTATE OF
MARY LOI REVELL,
Deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate
of MARY LOIS REVELL, deceased,.
File Number 09 CP 000047, is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
Hardee County Courthouse, Post
Office Box 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873. The names and
addresses of the personal repre-
sentative and the personal repres-
ntative's attorney are set forth
below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST -PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate, must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication of this
Notice is April25 2009.
Personal Representative
Charles T. Nunez
Post Office Box 1076
Lakeland, Florida 33802-1076
Attorney for Personal
Representative
Philip 0. Allen, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 167375
PETERSON & MYERS, P.A.
Post Office Box 24628
Lakeland, Florida 33802-4628
Telephone: (863) 683-6511
8:13,20c.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252009CP000079
IN RE: ESTATE OF
KATRINIA SH'REAS HINKSON
a.k.a. KATRINIA S. HINKSON
Deceased. /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)
TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
KATRINIA SH'REAS HINKSON
a.k.a. KATRINIA S. HINKSON,
deceased, File Number
252009CP000079:; by the Circuit
Court for Hardee County,- Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is RP.O. Drawer 1749.
Wauchula. Florida 33873; that the
decedent's date of death was May
25.2009; that the total value of the
estate is $41.675.72 and that the
names and addresses of those to
whom it has been assigned by
such order are:
Name: Hansell HInkson
Address: 1539 Lincoln Street
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Name: Betty Hinkson
Address: 515 Fairfax Drive,
Wauchula, Florida 33873
SALL INTERESTED PERSONS
ARE NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decedent other than
those for whom provision for full
payment was made in the Order of
Summary Administration must'file
their claims with this court WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERI-
OD, 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 August 20, 2009


Person Giving Notice:
Hansell Hinkson
1539 Lincoln Street
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Betty Hinkson
515 Fairfax Drive
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for Person
Giving Notlqe:
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
DAVID F. LANIFR
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457 8:20.27c

We grow by love. 8.others
are our nutriment.


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

Case No. 252009DR000490


JAMES ROY HART,
Petitioner,


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 fail 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
S8:6-27

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

CASE NO. 25-2008-CA-000662
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,

Plaintiff,

vs.

HEATH WILLIAM RESCHKE A/K/A
HEATH W. RESCHKE A/K/A
HEATH RESCHKE A/K/A WILLIAM
RESCHKE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF HEATH WILLIAM RESCHKE
A/K/A HEATH W. RESCHKE A/K/A
WILLIAM RESCHKE; 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 17th day of
August, 2009, and entered in Case
No. 25-2008-CA-000662, 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 HEATH WILLIAM RESCHKE
A/K/A HEATH W. RESCHKE A/K/A
HEATH RESCHKE A/K/A WILLIAM
RESCHKE; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
OF HEATH WILLIAM RESCHKE
A/K/A HEATH W. RESCHKE A/K/A
WILLIAM RESCHKE; 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 AT NORTH
FRONT DOOR OF COURTHOUSE
at the Hardee County Courthouse
in Wauchula, Florida, at 11:00 a.m.
on the 9th day of Sept., 2009, the
following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment,
to wit:

LOT 1, BLOCK, 1, OF DO-
BILL SUBDIVISION,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS RECORDED
IN PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 59,
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.

In accordance with the Americans
with disability Act of 1990 (ADA),
Disabled person who, because of
their disabilities, need special
accommodation to participate in
this proceeding should contact
the ADA Coordinator at 417 W.
Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873


or Telephone Voice (863) 773-4174
prior to such proceeding.

Dated this 17"h day of Aug, 2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
8:20.27c


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Museum Musings
By Sandy Scott
Cracker Trail Museum Curator


TRY PIONEER PARK DAYS AGAIN
Recently, Cracker Trail Museum made arrangements for the
residents of Resthaven to visit, and last Thursday we had the priv-
ilege of guiding six ladies and one gentleman through some of
Hardee County's past that was very familiar to them.
Upon their arrival, they were greeted by the ringing of a large
black dinner bell which had just been mounted on a post outside the
front door of the museum the week prior to their visit.,
Many of the residents of Resthaven have strong roots in
Hardee County, and it was evident that many of the items they were
viewing were familiar to each of them. Lawrence Douglas careful-
ly examined the case that holds the 10 firearms that date back to the
1800s and the five original Pioneer Park Days prints from 1980-
1984 drawn by Elizabeth Underwood that hang prominently in the
first room of the museum.
The ladies could be heard discussing the numerous crocheted
items, reminiscing about the pieces their mothers once made and
the fact that each scrap of yarn was always used in one form or
another.
One of the ladies made her way over to the newly acquired See
Family piano, and I was in hopes that she would provide us with
some entertainment, but unfortunately it was not meant to be on
this occasion.
After about an hour they started making their way to the front
door, where the two vehicles that brought them here would once
again transport them to their home at Resthaven. But before they
drove off, Katie Williams.requested that the "Welcome Resthaven"
sign that was prepared for the group as they first entered through
the doors of Cracker Trail Museum be given to her as a souvenir.
Of course, we quickly complied with her request. Not until a
picture was taken of the presentation would she allow the doors to
be closed.
Katie Williams is one of the newest residents to Resthaven,
and she has a wonderful quick wit. During the visit, I mentioned to
the group that hopefully they would return at another time. Miss
Katie responded very quickly that it would depend on how well


NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS
NAME ACT
Notice Is hereby given that the
undersigned, pursuant to the pro-
visions of the Fictitious Name Act,
section 865.09, Florida Statutes,
as amended, Intends to register
with the Secretary of State of the
State of Florida, the fictitious
name of Caring People Recovery
Center under which the under-'
signed Is engaged or will engage
in business at: 5207 Mason Dixon
Dr. In the City of Bowling Green,
Florida 33834.
That the party/parties interested
in said business enterprise is/are
as follows:
Johnny Parker
Barry Taylor
John McCoy
lKay Paris.
Dated -at Wauchula, Hardee,
Florida 33873.
8.20c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
OF FLORIDA IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO: 252009CA000261
U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIA-
TION, AS TRUSTEE FOR ABFC
2006-HE1 TRUST,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ANGELA DESAI; ET AL,
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION -
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
To: ANGELA DESAI; IRDIA RAJ
DESAI
Whose residence is:
11846 PERRIS BLVD
MORENO VALLEY, CA 92557

and who Is/are evading service
of process and the unknown
defendants) who may be spous-
es, heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, Ilenors, creditors,
trustees, and all parties claiming
an Interest by, through, under or
against the Defendant(s), who are
not known to be dead or alive, and
all parties having or claiming to
have any right, title or interest Int
he property described in the mort-
gage being foreclosed herein.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose a mort-
gage on the following property:
LOT 12 AND 13, BLOCK 2
SEMINOLE HEIGHTS, A
SUBDIVISION AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 1 ON PAGE 2-64 OF
THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA.

a/k/a 714 SEMINOLE
AVENUE, WAUCHULA, FL
33873

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, on
attorney for the plaintiff, Ben-Ezra
& Katz, IP.A., whose address is
2901 Stirling Road, Suite 300, Fort
Lauderdale, Florida 33312 on or
before September 11, 2009 (no
later than 30 days from th date of
the first publication of this Notice
of Action) and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter; oth-
erwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the complaint or petition
filed herein.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court at Hardee County,
Florida, this Aug. 10, 2009

Clerk Of The Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
8:13,200


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

CASE NO. 25-2009-CA-000264
WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,

Plantiff,

vs.

HOLLY DENISE COLLINS A/K/A
H-OLLY COLLINS, et al,

Defendant,


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: STEVEN LAMAR COLLINS
A/K/A STEVEN COLLINS
LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
505 Pennsylvania Avenue
Wauchula, Fl 33873 .".

CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN
ANY AND ALL UNKONWN 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 8 OF BLOCK 11 OF
AVALON PARK SUBDIV-
SION TO THE CITY OF
WAUCHULA, AS PER PLAT
THEREOF FILED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE 75, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA

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 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 4 day of August,
2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
8:13,20c


they were treated!
When I presented the "Welcome" sign to her as she sat in the
back seat of the car, I asked her if they were treated well enough to
make a return visit. She replied, just as quickly as she previously
had, that they would indeed return for another visit.
Cracker Trail Museum is a wonderful place to lose yourself in
your memories. These memories are the backbone of the history of
Hardee County, and we want to share them with you. Won't you
consider visiting the museum and taking part in our Oral History'
Project to share these memories with the future generations of our
county?


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COURTESY PHOTOS
Sandy Scott hands the welcome sign over to Resthaven
resident Katie Williams.
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Katie Williams and Tirsey Pendergrass reminisce.






WEATHER SUMMARY
Last week's low temperatures ranged from the upper 60s in the
Panhandle to the low 70s for the rest of the State. Daytime highs
were mostly in the low to mid-90s. Temperatures were one to two
degrees above normal. Rainfall was reported at all Florida
Automated Weather Network (FAWN) locations throughout the
State. Precipitation amounts ranged from 0.31 inches to over 3.00
inches. The highest rain totals were in Gadsden, Levy,
Hillsborough, Franklin, and Volusia counties receiving 3.66, 3.58,
3.43, 3.38 and 3.35 inches, respectively.

FIELD CROPS
Peanut pegging continued with 96 percent complete compared
with 99 percent last year, and a five year average of 98 percent.
Peanut condition was rated 1 percent poor, 7 percent fair, 70 per-
cent good, and 22 percent excellent. Some peanut fields were
sprayed with fungicide. Row crops benefitted from scattered show-
ers across most of the Panhandle. Corn harvest was near comple-
tion in Jackson County. Corn for silage was being harvested in
Flagler and Washington counties. Hay was baled in fields when
possible between rain showers. Armyworms continued to be a
problem in many hay fields and pastures. Soil moisture was most-
ly adequate in all areas except for some areas of the Big Bend and
extreme southern Peninsula.
Mu Topsoil Subsoil
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week eekI year week week Year
Percent
Very short 0 1 1 1 1 1
Short 23 17 8 21 1.7 10
Adequate 64 70 78 66 71 86
Surplus 13 12 13 12 11 3
VEGETABLES
Okra and limited truck crops continued to be marketed last
week. Avocados and other tropical fruits were harvested in Miami-
Dade County. Land preparations for fall vegetables continued and
plastic mulch was laid. Tomato planting was beginning in Manatee
County. Snap beans were planted in Dixie County.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle and northern areas, pasture ranged from fair
to excellent with most in good condition. Most pasture had
received adequate'moisture. The pastures and cattle condition was
in part low due to overgrazing. The condition of the cattle ranged
from fair to excellent with most in good condition. In the central
areas, pasture was fair to excellent with most in good condition.
Some pastures showed damage from armyworms. Ip the southern
areas; range condition varied from poor to excellent with most in
good condition. Recent heavy rain caused some pasture floodiftg.
Weeds were starting to show in some pastures. Statewide, cattle
were in very poor to excellent condition with most in good condi-
tion.
CITRUS
A tropical disturhiancemoved into the Gulf ol' Mexico creating
heavy winds and blin.iit rain to much of1 Iarkin's Peninsula.
Weekly totals ranged I'ron one inch in Balm to almost two and one-
half, inches in Ona, Groves and ditches wre full and soil moisturesw
were ,adlttinlit in all active groves, ,m\es that have received little
or no care continue to decline due to citrus tristoea virus, young
tree decline, and canker, Growers continue to take out trees affect-
ed with greenitg ,


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


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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The, Florida
Advocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-
Advocate.t .
75 YEARS AGO
The citrus crop outlook is
good. Hay crops and pastures
have done well. Cotton yield
has been affected by the recent
excess moisture. Prospects for
citrus are better than a year ago
and preparation for fall truck
crops is under way.
The Wauchula State Bank has
installed a fine new clock in the
lobby where everyone can see
it. The clock was installed by
R.H. Herr, local jeweler, who
says, "It is the finest clock on
Main Street." The clock oper-
ates by a system of weights and
is said to keep accurate time all
the time.
Returning vacationers are
glad to get back to the cooling,
soothing climate here. They tell
unbelievable tales of heat, tem-
peratures of 100 to 130, in the
north and west. Every state in
the north and west had 100-de-
gree temperatures this summer
while Wauchula's highest this
summer was 94.5 on July 31.
Whippet Sales Co. on North
Fifth Avenue, Phone 210, has
General Electric all-steel refrig-
erators as low as $77.50 plus
freight. Federal tires and
Williard batteries are available
on time at the Seventh Avenue
Garage for $1 down and $1 per
week.
50 YEARS AGO
A hi-fi system for the City
Hall auditorium, to be installed
at a cost of approximately
$3,000 has been approved by
the Wauchula City Council. To
pay for the sound system, the
city will levy a dime per person
tax on all those attending any
public event there. Councilman
Edgar Davis said he felt sure
the public would be willing to
pay the dime in return for an
improvement in the acoustics.
The days of fishing rods, sun
baths and lazy swims are over
for another year. Schools open


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next Friday, with the first full
day of classes on Monday, Aug.
31. For the second straight year,
Bowling Green and Zolfo
Springs seventh graders will be
remaining at the elementary
schools because of the over-
crowded conditions at Hardee
Junior High. Work on the new
junior high building should be
started by early spring of 1960.
Judge Clyde Maddox has
caught a 40-pound carp and he
has the silver cup to prove it.
Maddox hooked the fish during
a vacation trip through Nova
Scotia, where he won the week-
ly fishing tournament at Yar-
mouth. He says he caught the
fish on a four-pound line after a
3-1/2-hour battle.
Toney Homes of Bowling
Green has specials on construc-
tion of two houses. The three-
bedroom Polk is $2,445 without
carport and the Hardee is
$2,495, full cash price. J.C.
Terrell, real estate broker has a
nice two-bedroom home on a
corner property in Wauchula
Hills for $5,500. C.T. Ratliff
Realtor has a three-be room
frame home just off Main Street
for $8,500.
25 YEARS AGO
Commissioner Maurice Hen-
derson was disturbed by the
new Southwest Florida Water
Management District rules ex-
plained at a public hearing in
Sarasota last week. It could take
up to five months to get a per-
mit to dig a ditch for drainage.
"Some watermelon people can't
live with that," Henderson said.
Wauchula police and fire
chiefs should be paid the same
as other department heads, the
Wauchula City Council agreed
on Monday night. Councilman
Merle Revels was the lone dis-
senting vote. Councilman
George Heine said the chiefs
needed to have a one-time raise
and Mayor E.J. Wilson agreed.
"I feel the council was out of
line when it set the chiefs' pay
at $17,500 and $17,600. Other
department heads receive over
$20,000."
Bowling Green Police Chief


Spencer Thompson is recuper-
ating at home from a beating
suffered at City Hall last Friday.
He sustained a concussion and.
abrasions. He was taken to
Winter Haven Hospital for
treatment and released on
Saturday. The investigation is
continuing.
Griff's Steak House on U.S.
17 has a buffet with fresh.-
cooked meals daily, including
beef or pork ribs, turkey, pot
roast, fried catfish, shrimp and
sirloin tips. The noon buffet is
$3.95 for all you can eat. Night
and Sunday buffets are $5.95.
Individual meals vary from cat-
fish at $4.95 to shrimp or frog
legs for $9.95 or $11.95.
10 YEARS AGO
It took more than two days to
carry out the more than 18,000
marijuana 'plants confiscated
after one of the state's largest
marijuana fields ever was spot-
ted from the air. Helicopters cir-
cled the wooded area in Golden
Oaks, off U.S. 17 about three
miles south of Zolfo Springs, as
ground crews moved in. Three
people were arrested.

Wauchula Police Chief Joe
Brock announced his retirement
on Monday. Brock said he had
passed his 65th birthday and
was "making preparations to
retire." Lt. William Beattie was
-named interim chief. "We got
the Police Department certified
while he was here. I hate to see
him leave," said Mayor Henry
Graham.

The Hardee County School
Board spent quite some time
discussing problems arising
from following state-mandated
guidelines to no longer provide
"courtesy" transportation for
students living within two miles
of school. There had been 682,
or 18.77 percent of bus riders,
who used that courtesy trans-
portation.
Ullrich's Pitcher Pump on
Goolsby Street has a sales ex-
travaganza. A Navigator cleaner
for in-ground pools is on $450,
while an Aquabug cleaner for
above-ground pools is $157.50.


Seacoast

NATIONAL BANK


Friday, August 21st from

5:00pm-9:00pm

Main Street Heritage Park

Downtown Wauchula


Live Entertainment:

The Loose Change Band


Mystery on Main:

Who Robbed the Bank? Become a Detective

and Help Solve the Crime. $1 to Play.

3 Winning Entries Will Be Drawn for Prizes at

8:30pm (must be present to win)


Other Activities:

Inflatables, Raffles, Boxing with Edner Cherry,

Dunk Tank, Free Eye Exams for Students


Event Partner:

Hardee County Youth Coalition

Hardee Athletic Foundation & Wauchula Lion's Club g

For more information contact the Main Street office @ 863.767.0330


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Heartland Crushers, a
group of local baseball players,
will begin tournament play
shortly.
The Crushers are ages 10 to
12. Most have played regularly
in youth baseball since a young
age. They cannot be age 13 be-
fore May 1 and still be eligible.
On the local team are Omar
Alamia, David Badillo, Carlos
Camacho, Cesar Fimbres, Bran-
don Franks, Aaron Harrison,
William McClelland, Ruben
Olmos, Alejandro "Alex"
Rodriguez, Adam Salas, Hunter
Scranton, Ty Trammell, Austin
Walker, Russell Weems and
Wyatt Ziegler.
They are managed and
coached by Keith Weems,
Jamie Franks, Cody Rawls and
Them
Herld-


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Coveratl1'l~ge ],
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Raul Alamia, who have been
working with the 15 boys for
about two months..
They will play in the 12-and-
under division of USSA (U.S.
Specialty Association), which is
based in Kissimmee. They will
play in weekend tournaments in
Kissimmee, Altamonte Springs,
Plant City, Leesburg, Auburn-
dale, Gainesville and Tampa.
Because some of the players
are also involved in youth foot-
ball, the local team will not play
on Saturday. Instead, they will
play a pair of seed games on
Friday evenings, skip Saturday,
and play single-elimination
games on Sunday.
One Sunday a month, they
will play a double-header
against other area teams, such
as the Bartow Havoc, which
includes at least one Hardee


player, Tanor Durden.
Manager Keith Weems re-
ported that they have held a car
wash, bake sale and had private
donations to get the team going.
There is an account at First
National Bank' for the Crushers
for anyone who wishes to con-
tribute to them.
The first tournament is Aug.
28-30 in Kissimmee. There was
a scrimmage against Bartow on
Aug. 16 .and others will be
scheduled.
Weems said there are several
possible pitchers, six possible
catchers, four outfielders with
strong arms, three possible first
basemen and several middle
infielders.
Anyone who wants more
information can call Weems at
home (735-0897) or on his cell
phone (781-1150).


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Name: Callie
Breed: Domestic Long-Hair
Gender: Spayed Female
Color: Tortoiseshell
Coat: Long
Tail: Long
Callie is declawed, so she must have an
indoor home. She is a very quiet cat,
and would do best in a quiet home.

Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320
if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685
Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.




Youth Baseball Team Gets Going







8A The Herald-Advocate, August 20, 2009

Wauchula Millage Stays at 5.44 Mills


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula is holding steady
on its ad valorem tax rates for
the next fiscal-year.
In recent meetings, the
Wauchula City Commission,
decided to keep property tax
levels at the same 5.44 millage
rate as this year.
Public review of the 2009-10
budget will be held on Sept. 17
and Sept. 29, both being at 6
p.m. at historic City Hall com-
mission chambers.
The commission scheduled
budget workshops to fine tune
the budget. The first one is
tonight (Thursday) and the next
one is next Thursday evening.
Both are at 6 p.m.
Because of the present eco-
nomic situation, the rolled back
rate, the amount of taxes it
would take to raise the same tax
revenue as last year, is actually


a rollup rate, meaning it would
take higher millage (4.965)
mills to raise the same money
as last year.
The commission decided it
did not want to raise taxes in
these difficult times. It hopes to
find other methods to fund pro-
jects. They will also not raise
utility rates at this time.
The total annual budget for
2009-10 is $4.428 million,
compared to $3.888,898 for this
fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.
Besides tax dollars, revenue
comes to the city in a variety of
ways. There are commercial
utility taxes; a share of state gas
taxes; licenses and permits; fed-
eral and state grants; state rev-
enue sharing; alcoholic bever-
age and mobile home licenses;
a portion of sales tax; electric,
water, sewer and solid waste
(garbage) payments; reim-
bursement from the state for


traffic light and right-of-way
maintenance (mowing, etc.);
confiscated property and code
violation fines; rental of city
properties; and citrus sales.
Expenditures also come in
various divisions. Beside the
routine salaries, benefits and
operating expenses (the lion's
share of the budget), there are
equipment, tools and vehicle
purchases; building projects,
such as the wastewater, water,
electric substation work ongo-
ing; maintenance of city-owned
buildings, parks and streets;
construction at the airport;
loans and interest payments;
code enforcement; and a host of
others too numerous to list.
Copies of the budget are
available for a look-see at City
Hall or the city administration
building on South Seventh
Avenue.


BACKPACK GIVEAWAY


COURTESY PHOTO
Faith Temple Church of God, 701 N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula, is distributing backpacks
to elementary-age youngsters who need them for back-to-school. Children who
received vouchers for a backpack at the community event the church held this past
weekend and any other interested children should call the church at 773-6464 during
the morning hours. So far, 100 backpacks have been given to local children. Here, they
check out the backpacks and the school supplies packed inside. See next week's edi-
tion for more on last Saturday's "Back-To-School Bash" events at the church.
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Missing from Golden Oaks Rd. in Zolfo Springs
1,000-pound Black Brangus 2-year-old bull
954-649-1480



NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING'
A public hearing will be held to consider the second reading and adoption of the follow-
ing ordinance.
ORDINANCE NO 2009-03
AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA; PRO-
VIDING FOR AMENDMENT OF THE TOWN CODEPROVIDING FOR GEN-
ERAL PROVISIONS UNDER SECTION ONE, INCLUDING ATTORNEY
FEES; PROVIDING FOR A CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD AND SPECIAL,
MAGISTRATE FOR OF CODE ENFORCEMENT AS ALTERNATIVE FORMS
OF CODE ENFORCEMENT; PROVIDING FOR GENERAL CODE
ENFORCEMENT UNDER SECTION ONE OF THE CODE INCLUDING
ATTORNEY FEES; PROVIDING FOR REPLACEMENT OF SECTION 8 OF
THE CODE TO PROVIDE FOR THE POWERS, CONDUCT OF HEARING,
SELECTION OF CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD MEMBERS AND SPE-
CIAL MAGISTRATES; ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURES; PROVIDING FOR
CLERICAL STAFF; PROVIDING FOR ADMINISTRATIVE FINES; COSTS
OF REPAIR; LIENS; PROVIDING FOR INTENT TO FULLY IMPLEMENT
CHAPTER 162, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING FOR GENERAL
ENFORCEMENT FINES TO ALLOW FINES GREATER THAN $500 .IF
ALLOWED BY LAW; PROVIDING FOR CITIATION FORM OF CODE
ENFORCEMENT AND ADDITION OF ARTICLES FOR ORGANIZATION;
PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR INCLUSION IN THE
CODE; PROVIDING FOR LIBERAL CONSTRUCTION AND AN EFFECTIVE
DATE.
The Public Hearing will be held on the proposed ordinance at Regular Commission
Meeting on September 21, 2009 at 6:00 RM. in the Commission Chambers at Zolfo
Springs Town Hall at which time the Town'Commission will consider its adoption into law.
The ordinance in its entirety maybe inspected at the office of the Town Clerk during reg-
ular working hours. All interested parties may appear at the meeting and be heard with
respect to the proposed ordinance.
Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this meeting with respect to
any matter considered therein, will need a verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal,
and 'it is solely the responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based, per
Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person
with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this meet-
ing should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863) 735-
0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.
Attest: June Albritton George Neel, Mayor
Town Clerk 8:20c


If you Snus, You Lose!

WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2009 Attention all
smokeless tobacco users! It's time to banish the
comforting notion that snuff and chewing tobacco
are safe because they don't burn and produce
inhalable smoke like cigarettes. A study that looked
beyond the well-researched tobacco hazards,
nitrosamines and nicotine, has discovered a single
pinch -- the amount in a portion -- of smokeless
tobacco exposes the user to the same amount of
another group of dangerous chemicals as the smoke
of five cigarettes.


The research on polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons
(PAH) in smokeless tobacco was reported here today
at the 238th National Meeting of the American
Chemical Society (ACS). It adds to existing evidence
that smokeless contains two dozen other
carcinogens that cause oral and pancreatic cancers,
the scientists say.


"This study once again clearly shows us that
smokeless tobacco is not safe," said Irina Stepanov,
Ph.D., who led the research team. "Our finding
places snuff on the same list of major sources of
exposure to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons as
smoking cigarettes." PAHs are widespread
environmental contaminants formed as a result of
incomplete burning of wood, coal, fat in meat, and
organic matter. PAHs form, for instance, during the
grilling of burgers, steaks and other meat.

The findings come in the midst of a rise in both
marketing and consumption of smokeless tobacco,
which many consumers regard as less dangerous
than other forms of tobacco. Estimates suggest that
sales of moist snuff in the United States have
doubled since the 1980s.






Quitline,

1-877-U-CAN-NOW


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If you would like to make a
difference in our community
regarding tobacco,
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'Hannah House' Ministry


Seeking Financi


John and Lorraine Gillespie
began Alpha & Omega Free-
dom Ministries in 1982 by
going into jails, prisons and
drug centers to minister and
counsel. In 1988, it became a
non-profit 501-C-3 organiza-
tion.
Through these years, the
Gillespies have taken people
into their home and even had a
two-story halfway house for
men.
They were directors of a
women's center after going
through training at a faith-based
drug center for 10 months. They
learned- how to help people
more effectively as, even
though they did not have an
addiction, they went through
the program like everyone
else. They could not counsel or
pray with anyone for months so
they could learn the director's
way. They knew God had sent
them there to learn, so they sub-
mitted to the leadership.
In 20034 the Gillespies rented
the building at 113 N. Seventh
Ave. in Wauchula and set up an
office there. They actually had
started counseling in their home
before that and later in the
church they attended, but need-
ed more space. In December of
2007 the building was donated
to them.
It has been and is being used
as an extension of Life Christ-
ian University.
They give out food on a
weekly basis. They have group
and individual classes for peo-
ple in the community, plus they
do counseling and classes for
the state Department of Child-
ren & Families and the court
system in parenting, anger man-
agement, domestic violence and
drugs.
This includes English and
Spanish-speaking people. They
turn no one away.
Lorraine Gillespie and a cou-
ple of others also went to
Duluth, Minn., for training in
domestic violence classes so
they could teach the 26-week
course. Both John and Lorraine
Gillespie and others have been,
taking Net Institute classes for
two years at Caring People
Ministries to be state certified:
These classes are in drugs, men-
tal illness and much mo-re.
In 2007, a woman the
Gillespies did not know gave
the ministry a large sum of
money toward purchasing a
place for homeless women and
children and domestic- violence
victims.
In July of that same year, they
purchased the place God led
them to and given them a name


WHAT A CATCH!


for, "Ilannah I-1ouc," about one
year or so before that. By
December 2007 they took in
their first client. Currently,
there are six women and three
children in the home.
The ladies in the home help
with the cleaning and cooking.
They also go through classes
for victims and in parenting.
They receive healing for their
emotions and are encouraged to
get their high-school diploma or
take college courses. They learn
how to get jobs, apartments and
food, and to fulfill medical
needs. They can stay at Hannah
House up to 18 months.
The expenses for a month are
quite high, and the Gillespies
could use a paid maintenance
person ,on the property. At this
time, there is no money to pay a
worker, so all are volunteers,
including the Gillespies.
There is still a balance owed
on this property. The house is
strongly built but old, and has
had major repairs on air condi-
tioners, sewer systems and
water pipes. There is a need for
$2,500 for a septic tank repair at
this time. It could possibly be
even more.
In the fall there will be apart-
ments built on the property to
accommodate more people.


al Help
This comes from a grant.
New clients will go through
Hannah House first, so the min-
istry can stabilize them,and see
what their needs are. The chil-
dren, along with their mothers,
have so many issues that need
to be dealt with first.
Some women who come may
stay one night, but others may
stay several weeks or months.
One young lady and her three
children have been there 12
months. Most come with no
money or job.
One elderly lady and her
daughter were living with rela-
tives and they were put out on
the street. Another lady was 'ill
and in the hospital, so she lost
her job and then her apartment.
Another young lady left an
abusive situation and is work-
ing on getting her kids back.
One was living in a shed. The
stories could go on and on.
Yes, there ate many needs in
Hardee County, but this min-
istry is asking for support on a
regular basis or perhaps a one-
time gift.
The contact address is 113 N.
Seventh 'Ave. in downtown
Wauchula. The mailing address
is P.O. Box 339, Wauchula, FL
33873. The phone number is
773-5717.


COURTESY PHOTO
John and Lorraine Gillespie have dedicated their lives to
helping others. Now, their ministry needs help.


COURTESY PHOTO
A vacation trip to Alabama turned out to be exciting for
octogenarian James' Brewer recently. Although he didn't
turn 80 years old until Aug. 17, the Popash Road,
Wauchula resident enjoyed the time of his life on Aug. 6
When he went fishing with his son-in-law Johnnie
Vandiver at the Wilson Dam on the Tennessee River in
'Alabama. Although the group caught over 100 pounds,
Brewer had the top catch, a 15-pound blue channel cat-
fish. It made a tasty dinner for the family, which celebrat-
ed again when he returned to Wauchula with a birthday
*dinner including children and grandchildren.

To see the earth as we now see it, small and beautiful in
,that eternal silence where it floats, is to see ourselves as
riders on the earth together, brothers on that bright love-
liness in the unending night.
-Archibald MacLeish


Goodness is the only
investment that never fails.
-Henry David Thoreau


*


August 20, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 9A


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Missing from Golden Oaks Rd. in Zolfo Springs
50-pound brown pet Pot Belly Pig
954-649-1480



STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
NOTICE OF RECEIPT OF PETITION
The Department announces receipt of a petition for a variance (File No. 0151551-013-
EV-VE) to Sections 373.414(1), 403.061(11), and 378.207, Florida Statutes, and Rules 62-
330 (incorporating portions of Rule 40D-4), 62C-16.0051(6) and 62-302.530, Florida
Administrative Code from CF Industries,, Inc. The variance is.from Class III surface
water quality standards for waters of the state on proposed reclaimed land within the
South Pasture Mine located in Hardee County, Florida, specifically the requirement for
dissolved oxygen (DO) which states levelsmust be maintained at or above 5.0
milligrams per liter (mg/1) at all times.

This proposed project is located in Hardee County, Sections 20-29 and 32-36, Township
33 South, Range 23 East; Sections 17, 18, and 20-36, Township 33South, Range 24 East;
and Sections 19 and 30, Township 33 South, Range 25 East.

The application is being processed and is available for public inspection during normal
business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, except legal holidays, at
the Bureau of Mining and Minerals Regulation, 2051 East Dirac Drive, Tallahassee,
Florida 32310-3760. Any comments or objections should be filed in writing with the
Department at this address. Comments or objections should be submitted as soon as
possible to ensure that there is adequate time for them to be considered in the
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feat ured creature


Swallow-tailed kites lift off from a communal roost in South Florida. where they gather prior to full migration.


What is black and white


and flies all over all day long?


By FWC Staff

The swallow-tailed kite is a snack-
food junkie if ever there was One. It
spends most of the day aloft, eating on
the run catching bugs and eating them
in one swoop, then circling and diving to
devour another.
Elanoidesforficatus is also an energy
miser. The kite uses thermal uplifts and
winds to spend the day gliding, merely
flipping one side of its forked tail to
change direction. From its nest in the
top of tall pines and cypress trees, it
spies arboreal vertebrates reptiles, .
amphibians and sometimes a fledg-
ling from another nest and can seize
that prey mid-flight.
The black-and-white beauty's pic-:
ture is everywhere. The Florida Fish
and Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion (FWC) features the kite, a white-
tailed deer and spotted seatrout on its
logo. Motorists probably have noticed p
an image of the kite on signs through-
out the state designating the 489 Great
Florida Birding Trail sites.
Swallow-tailed kites made a good
symbol for Florida's birding trail for
many reasons. "Florida has more swal-
low-tailed kites than the rest of the nation
combined," said Mark Kiser, a biological
scientist with the FWC's Office of Rec-
reation Services, Wildlife Viewing Sec-
tion. "It is easily identifiable by color and
shape. Its underside is snow white with
long, narrow wings edged.in black feath-
ers. Its opposite colors are clearly de-
fined. In addition, not many birds share
its unique silhouette a deeply forked,
black tail."
Although beautiful and graceful, the
kite represents a species that can use
people's help. One reason is its own


housing crisis due to habitat loss from
drained wetlands.
The Australian pine, an invasive
species, also changed the kite's habi-
tat, replacing the bird's preferred cy-
presses and native pines. Think of the
three little pigs, one of whom built a
straw house'. The big, bad wolf blew
it down. The Australian pine does not
make a good'house either. According to
Audubon of Florida, the nonnative tree,


'hoto courtesy of Steve Matherly


although offering good height, "often
fails to support nests." Big, bad winds
frequently topple Australian pines be-
cause of their shallow roots.
Many agencies recognize that wet-
land preservation and restoration, as
well as eradication of the Australian
pine, are solutions to the kites' housing
crisis during nesting season.
Swallow-tailed kites form loose col-
onies when they nest. Dr. Kenneth D.
Meyer received a grant from the FWC
to study the kite's roosting needs. In his
1989 report, Meyer noted that the kite
formed groups of 10 to 40 birds when
nesting.
After nesting is completed, the kites
migrate southward and form large


communal roosts, often clustered in
isolated South Florida sites.
"Some of these communal roosts,
particularly in Everglades National
Park, were active until late August or
early September," Meyer wrote.
By September, swallow-tailed kites
lift off and head for Brazil, hopping
across the Caribbean islands to the
Yucatan Peninsula to reach the Cen-
tral America flyway.
Come spring, they return to North
America. The swallow-tailed kite
used to have a larger distribution (up
to 21 states), Kiser said, but now its
U.S. breeding range is confined to
.florida and pockets of suitable habi-
l'Iat from Texas to South' Carolina.
"Interestingly, you rarely see them,
perched during the day," Kiser said.
"They're nearly always flying. They
circle overhead like any bird of prey.
And I've seen them make an inverted,
backward dive to catch an insect."
Nature writer and activist Susan
Cerulean, in "Tracking Desire: A
Journey After Swallow-tailed Kites"
(University of Georgia Press), roamed
the kite's fragmented habitat to learn
about this captivating bird and the
threats it faces.
"My journeys after kites have led
me to understand that the power of
our longings is placing the integrity of
life on our tender emerald planet ... at
risk. What are the fractured places in
our hearts and minds and spirits that
, have allowed us to stand by and watch,
and even to participate in, the destruc-
tion of so much of life?"
The swallow-tailed kite is declin-
ing, Kiser said. "That is another rea-
son people cherish it so much."


Do your


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HoM to recognize, spot

swallow-tailed kites.

* Its cry is faint but
shrill. Some say it
sounds like ee-ee-
ee or peet-peet-

Length, 24 inches;
wingspan, 4 feet.
A kite may bring -
an entire wasp .
nest to its own
nest. Kite chicks
feed on the wasp .
larvae.
Kite feet are small
and weak, com-
pared with those of other raptors.
All it takes to open up the fascinating world of
birding and wildlife is a bird book or pamphlet, a
pair of binoculars and maybe a camera.
We know where you can borrow binoculars. Visit
floridabirdingtrall.com/optics.htm.


Birds of a feather work together


When Mark Kiser came to work
for the Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission (FWC)
in the summer of 2005, he helped
complete the last of four sections
of the agency's Great Florida Bird-
ing Trail. Luckily, Kiser had made
birding trips to this state before go-
ing to work for it.
The Great Florida Birding Trail,
which he coordinates, is a compila-
tion of 489 sites known for quality


Mark Kiser, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conserva
trdil coordinator, watches for birds in a T7laha


bird watching. The South Section
that he completed that summer hap-
pened to offer prime swallow-tailed
kite habitat.
The kite used to have a larger
range, Kiser said, but it mostly
spends its summers confined to the
southeastern United States.
"There is nothing like seeing a
group of swallow-tailed kites soar-
ing overhead," Kiser said recently.
You could say the biological sci-
entist with
vFWWC's
Office .of
Recreation
SServices,
Wildlife
Viewing
Section is
married to
his work.
Besides
dedication
to promot-
ing the
nation Commission birding trail, Mark
ssee park.


often spends weekends birding, and
he is married to an equally enthu-
siastic scientist-birder, Selena Kiser.
Both have master's degrees in re-
lated fields.
Selena also works for FWC's
Wildlife Viewing Section and as-
sists with the GFBT. She produces
the "Kite Tales" newsletter, man-
ages the Great Florida Birding Trail
Web site and oversees the Wings
Over Florida program.
Mark coordinates site improve-
ments and additions, sign installa-
tions and birding publications, and
he promotes the trail through lec-
tures, articles, workshops, field trips
and festivals.
Both worked with'bats for almost
a decade in Austin, Texas, before
moving to Florida. "We're glad so
many of our favorite places are now
much closer to home!" Mark said
after moving to the Sunshine State.
Florida offers some of the best
bird watching in the Western Hemi-
sphere. Its land forms a migra-


tory pathway that
songbirds, rap-
tors, waterfowl '
and shorebirds ,
can follow be-
tween their win-
tering and breed- i..
ing grounds.
Bird diversity
translates into
dollars.
"Bird watch-
ers and wildlife
viewers spend -
$3.1 billion per -
year in Florida. Selena Kiser, birdie
They support Coast Birding Fes
roughly 35,000 jobs;'," Mark said.
"More people travel to Florida to
see wildlife than to any other, state,
and the number is increasing."
Half of the 800 bird species in this
country stay in Florida at least some
time during the year. Swallow-tailed
kites, for instance, are congregating
now in South Florida for their mass
hop to South America.


ing trail assistant, staffs a booth at the Space
tival, Titusville.
Selena looks forward to the day
when she and her husband can travel
to Fisheating Creek Wildlife Man-
agement Area in Glades County to
watch the big liftoff of swallow-
tailed kites getting ready to head to
South America for the winter.


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What can you do to ensure'
the continuation of the swal-
low -tailed kite?
I. Get out there and watch.
Birding and outdoor recre-
ation generate (a.) interest in
preserving diverse wildlife.
and habitats and ,(b.) money
that funds their preservation.
That keeps more wildlife
viewers coming. Ecotourism
is green. ,
2. Donate to the Great
Florida Birding Trail ',to
pay for sign
maintenance,! R
birding pub-
lications
(including
the biannual
"Kite Tales"
newsletter) or
to support the
Wings Over
Florida pro- IR Ig
gram. Make
checks pay-
able to Wildlife Foundation
of Florida and send them to
P.O. Box 6181, Tallahassee,
FL 32314-6181. Be sure to
write "GFBT" on the "for"
line of the check.
3. Help a citizen-science
bird project. Participate in
the Great Backyard Bird
Count. or Project Feeder-
Watch, or submit your bird
sightings to eBird.org. Your
efforts-help science, and you
get outdoors to enjoy nature.
After tallying your checklist,


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)art to help

send it to the Florida Fish
and- Wildlife Conservation'
Commission's Wings Over
Florida (WOF) program to
earn full-color certificates.
'The program is for all ages
and levels of. birder compe-
tence. In addition, kids can
learn to identify native birds
through WOF's Junior Bird-
er Program. See: http://flor-
idabirdingtraiLcom/WOF/
index.htm.
4. Help your children col-
lect federal
duck stamps
or enter the
Junior Duck
Stamp con-
test. Ninety-
eight cents
out of every
dollar gen-
erated from
duck stamp
sales, helps
pay for the
purchase or lease of wet-
land habitat for the National
Wildlife- Refuge System.
Helping all migratory birds
is as simple as making a trip
to a post office, shopping
online or visiting a favorite
sporting goods store and
buying the $15 collector's
items. In addition, Duck
Stamp purchases entitle
buyers to free admission to
all National Wildlife Ref-
uges. Visit: www.fws.gov/
duckstamps/.




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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of sidewalks leading to
the Zolfo Springs Elementary
School will be submitted as the
most pressing project for state
funding.
When the Hardee County
Commission had to decide
which project to recommend to
the state Department of Trans-
portation for its local enhance-
ment dollars for next year, it
came down to three possibili-
ties.
Each would need to come
under the $600,000 cap per pro-
ject per year. Anything over that
would have to be carried into
two years, but would use up the
money available. For instance,
if a project was $700,000, it
would be broken into two fiscal
years, but no other project could'
be added to the second year
because of costs of mobilizing
crews for such projects.
The town of Zolfo Springs
actually submitted four possible
sidewalk projects, but the total
came to $744,031. So, the com-
mission scaled it back to the top
two, Fourth Street from U.S. 17
to Schoolhouse Road (2,963
linear feet) at a cost of $252,000
and Fifth Street from U.S. 17 to
Schoolhouse Road (3,473 linear
feet)at a cost of $295,000. The
$547,000 project would then
come in under the $600,000
cap.
Bowling Green submitted a
request for lighting along the
south half of U.S. 17, similar to
what has recently been placed
on the north half of that high-
way in Bowling Green. The
cost is approximately $772,996,
over the annual cap.
At the last minute, Bowling
Green City Manager Yvonne
Kimball submitted a sidewalk
repair project similar to the one
in Zolfo Springs. Her hastily
prepared request was for only
two sidewalks, West Central
Avenue from Main To East
Grape and both sides of East
Main Street from U.S. 17 to
Church Street, where the ele-
mentary school is.
The total estimated cost was
$202,000, so commissioners
asked her to find more side-
walks, perhaps West Main
Street, to bring the total closer
to the $600,000 cap. They
ranked this request second, for


the fiscal year 2012-13.
The last project was the coun-
ty's own, sidewalks on the west
side of U.S. 17 from McEwen
to SR 62, useful for children
walking to Hilltop/Hardee
Junior High, as well as residents
from Pine Cone Trailer Park
and that area to walk to town.
There is a sidewalk from
McEwen to town. The cost of
$270,936 is the least of the side-
walk projects and will be put off
to the third fiscal year, 2013-14.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
renewed the fire-rescue
and solid waste assessments for
another year. The fire assess-
ment will remain the same,
$136 for residential properties;
non-residential at nine cents,
$23 cents and 24 cents as it cur-
rently is, and land at 49 cents an
acre.
The solid waste assessment is
down just a bit because it is tied
to the Consumer Price Index,
which has decreased. The col-
lection rate drops from $103.20
to $102.76 per household plus
the $70 per household disposal,
a total of $172.76 instead of the
current $173.20.
heard from a Magnolia
Manor resident who passed out
pictures of flooding at Will
Duke Road and northbound
U.S. 17 during a recent heavy
two-hour rain. Lance Grace,
maintenance supervisor with
DOT happened to be in the
meeting on another matter. He
said drainage crews were in the
area on the day of that rain and
were already planning for it.
They will coordinate with coun-
ty engineer Kevin Atchley to
remedy the situation and keep
residents advised.
watched a power point
presentation of the Heartland
Rural Mobility Plan recently
completed by the University of
South Florida research depart-
ment. The 31-page report for
the six-county Heartland region
discusses providing bus/van
transportation for people in
rural areas, for instance, Zolfo
Springs to Bowling Green on a
90-minute circuit for those
wanting to shop, visit doctors,
get a haircut, or carpool to
work.
It estimates 37,000 units or
trips a year, which drew a com-


ment from Commission Chair-
man Dale Johnson that it was
more than the entire population
of thb county. Commissioner
Minor Bryant noted that it
could meet the unmet needs
because the transportation dis-
advantaged program doesn't
have enough funds for all the
people needing medical trans-
portation. The commission
accepted the report without fur-
ther questions or comments.
approved, on a 4-1 vote,
application for a $5,000 grant
showerhead exchange and edu-
cation program. It will purchase
about 200 new low-volume
showerheads, the same that are
required in all new construc-
tion. Instead of 2.5 gallons per
,minute, it provides 1.5 gallons
per minute, saving 7,400 gal-
lons of water a year. There will
be workshops to tell people of
the 40 percent savings on
water/energy to use the new
showerheads.
Commissioner Bobby Smith
opposed it, saying it was just
like water-saving toilets which
often had to be flushed two or
three times. "This will just
make you take a longer show-
er," he said.
appointed Calli Skipper
to fill a vacancy and re-appoint-'
ed Rafael Arce Jr., Scotty
Leigh, Tina Gilbert-Schenck
and Diana Youmans to spots on
the Parks and Recreation
Board.
appointed commissioners
Johnson and Terry Atchley and
citizen Benny Albritton to the
Value Adjustment Board. Com-
missioner Smith will be an
alternate.
approved application for
Resthaven to be on the National
Registry of Historic Places but
questioned applying for such
grants because of the restric-
tions placed on them.
rescinded the recent
award to Adams Tank & Lift for
an automated fuel dispensing
system at the county 'public -
works facility. The specifica-
tions will be re-writtefi and e-
advertised tor bids.
approved application of a
$858,150 grant to rebuild the
Bowling Green Fire Station.
approved survey and
appraisal of county owned
property on CR 663 in Ona for
which there is a buyer.


The Irving Berlin song, "How Deep is the Ocean" contains only one line that Is not a question.
The one nonquizzical line is "I'll tell you no lie."
The pretzel was first made by monks In southern Europe as reward for children who learned
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of area boxers, one
from Wauchula and one from
Arcadia, did exceptionally well
in a worldwide meet recently.
Ruben Salazar, 14, of Wau-
chula, and Victor Galvan, 16, of
Arcadia, swept through the
four-day Ringside World
Tournament,.the largest ama-
teur in the world with boxers
from England, France and other
countries.
Although they registered on
Aug. 4, both gained walkovers
on the first day.
Salazar, won -his first two
bouts in the 118-pound divi-
sion. The first bout was by deci-
sion. The second, in which he
caused a standing eight count
on his opponent in the third
round, was also by decision. He
lost his third-day bout by deci-
sion, but became runner-up of
the 17 boxers in his division.
Galvan won all three of his
bouts, the first and third by
stoppage and the third on
points.
Both young boxers are appre-
ciative of the help they have
had along the way in their
careers. Former Wildcat Tramp-
us Fillingim has coached both,
as has coach Troy Carter, who
accompanied them to the World
event.
Salazar says coach Daniel
Lozano of Bowling Green has
been supportive as has his par-
ents Roger and Stephanie
Salazar. Galvan says leadership
of his older brother Miguel
introduced him to boxing and
set him on the boxing path.
Both boxers, David Torres
and Mark Salazar and several
others in their stable will travel
to Kingsland, Ga. (just north of
the Jacksonville Air Base) for a
Sept. 5 tournament.
But, the big trip is for Sept.
23-30 to Philadelphia, where


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Victor Galvan, 16, (left) and Ruben Salazar, 14, excelled
at the Ringside World Tournament recently. Galvan won
and Salazar was runner-up.
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Wauchula, Florida'

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St. 375.-2231
375-3100
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 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... 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
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
Bible Study .......................... 9:30 a.m.,
Morning Worship ........... ......10:45 a.m.
Discipleship Training ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ...........5:30 p.ri.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training..................5:00 p.m.
.Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of Mason Dixon & County
Line
781-5887
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
The Meeting Tuesday..........7:00 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN
OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
PRAISE CENTER
E. Brosyard 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.


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

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

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

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Wors ,p ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
................................... ........ 6 :30 p .m .
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

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

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

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427,
Celebration Service....1....... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ............7...7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call.for locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
. Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 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.
W wednesday ............................7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class.... ...1... 1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class .......7:00 p.m.
Men' Lleadership & Training Cla.,s -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

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


773-4576


WAUCHULA
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST'
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting............9... :00 a.m.
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ........ ... ...1....... 1:00 a.m.

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Martes Oracion .................... 7:00 p.m.
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.m
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m
Wednesday Sr. Adult Bible Study
.......................................1.. 0:00 a.m
Family Bible Study ............6:00 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243

Generations Caf6 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.rM.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade................. ........6:15 p.m .
Classes for children ages PreK-12th
grade...................6:30-8:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ...... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ...... ..... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday.School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ................9...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 anm.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Night................7:00 p.m.
Adult Children & Youth

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship....1l: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 CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts.................... 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
W orship. ......................... 10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner .......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min...........7:00 p.m.
IGLESIA HIISPANA


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


PRNER

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WAUCHULA

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.inm.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.

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

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

MINISTERIO INTERNATIONAL
Canibriadores de Mundo
322 llanchcy Rd. 773-0065
Sunday Service.......................9:00 a.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.


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

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

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper.................6:00,p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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


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 worship ......................7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .....:.. .......10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train. .........7:00 p.m.'
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ................. .. 10:00 a:m.i
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.
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 ................1:00 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 ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ................7:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanec 735-0114
Bible Study ......................1... 0:00 a.m.
Worship Service' .................. I :00 a.m.

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


MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS- Corner of Steve Roberts Special
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH & Oxendine Rds.
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344 735-2824 773-0989
Radio Program 9:00a. Sunday School ...............10:00 a.m.
W ZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m. Worship..........................1...... :00 a.m.
.Sunday School ..... .....10:00 a.m--- Evenin ................................:00 p.m.
EM Wenoi..................................11:00 p.m .


Morning Worship................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............7... :00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service .... ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204, N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday ............................9:00 a.m .
H oly D ays ;........... ........ ...........

ST.' MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road'- 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English') ......5:00 p.m.
'(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 a.m
(English) .................. 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ...... ..... 1 :00 a.m.
(Creole)..... .......... 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School .....................9:30 Ilan ,
Morning Worship ................ I 1:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ......7:00 p.m.
SOUTIISIDE BAPTIST CIIHURCu
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School .......,...._...., .9:45 ai,
Morning Worship ......,....., 1:00) .m,
Evening Worship ,,..._... ...( 00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ,nn, ... .7:00 p.m,


ZOLFO SPRINGS
NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER'
64 E. & School House Road
Church 73-8585 Childcare 735- .,,
\ 8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church.............. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Wdrship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FTH. ............7:00 p.m.

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

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...................... 1 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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


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




SEEDS I
FROM
THE
SOWER
A.C- A DDC

About a hundred years ago
there was a candlestick maker
who often stopped at a market
and bought fish for his
evening meal.
It was wrapped in ordinary
paper which became soggy,
and the passengers on the
street car always complained
about the odor.
One morning he dipped the
paper in molten wax. That day
he wrapped his fish in the
treated paper. It didn't become
soggy, and there was no odor.
That's how wax paper was
born.
Got a problem? Don't curse
it. Look for a cure:
The Living Bible says, God
"is always ready to give a
bountiful supply of wisdom to
all who ask Him."


Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet...,7:00 p.m.


A trip to the seashore Is
n always something to look e -
forward tol The cooling .
breeze delights as it ,e
Squenches the sun's heat. -l l..... _.. s. '
The sound of the surf
soothes... so strong, yet
reassuringly rhythmic.
rFresh seafood beckons; 1
nowhere Is It mores
delectable. m Several
generations may gather
together an opportunity
for family bonding.
when we stare out atHi
sea, that endM. expanse
Sof Gods Creation, It hails
to mind His power and the fo -B
infinity of His love. It --
refreshes our knowledge
of the Creator's greatness
and reminds us how small
our problems can be when
we have faith In His
timeless wisdom.
As you worship this week, Z,.
reflect on the mightiness


us, His children.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Together again, the Proctors celebrated their 50th wed-
ding anniversary with all their children. Shown in
Montana country are (from left) Bill Proctor, Jerry and
Becky Proctor, Brenda Proctor Rickert and Jeff Proctor.
Proctors Celebrate

Golden Anniversary


Jerry and Becky Proctor of
Zolfo Springs celebrated their
50th wedding anniversary in
May, but saved a special
anniversary treat for July.
The couple traveled to Mon-
tana to see daughter Brenda and
her husband, Bryan Rickert,
and their two boys, Shane and
Clint, who had moved to Boze-
man. They had not been togeth-
er as a family in two years.
But the trip, set for July 17-
25, held another special treat for
the Proctors, as sons Jeff and
Bill had traveled to Montana for
the family get-together, too, as a
golden anniversary surprise.
The Proctors were with all


Brady Stephens
Celebrates His
1st Birthday
Brady Drew Stephens, the
son of Seth and Emily Stephens
of Lakeland, turned 1 year old
on June 1.
He celebrated the occasion
on May 30 with a first-birthday
party at Scott Lake Baptist
Church in Lakeland. Theme for
the party was Sports, and it
included many Hardee County
family members.
Joining in the fun were
grandparents Leon and Bobbi
Stephens and Eddie and
Barbara Bailey; great-grandpar-


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three of their children: Brenda
Rickert and family; Jeff and his
wife, Danell, and children
Emily and Abby, from Man-
chester, Mich.; and Bill, from
Chicago.
The family hiked, picnicked,
kayaked, canoed and panned
for gold. Sons Jeff and Bill
Proctor then returned to their
homes as their parents contin-
ued in their vacationing travels.
The Proctors also visited
Yellowstone National Park,
Chico Hot Springs Resort,
Natural Bridge Falls, and Big
Timber, Mont., where they
enjoyed an antelope dinner.


Clerk Of Court Bradley

Speaks To Rotary Club


THREE PINKS, NO BLUE


Ashley Faulkner, Bowling
Green, a six-pound, sixounce
daughter,. Kirstyn Elizabeth,
born June 17, 2009, Florida
Hospital Heartland, Sebring.
Maternal grandparents are
Wayne and Bunny Faulkner of
Bowling Green. Maternal great-
grandmother is Christeen
Gibson of Fort Meade.


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Mr. and Mrs. Virgilio Avilez,
Wauchula, an eight-pound, six
ounce daughter, Natalie, born
Aug. 6, 2009, DeSoto Memor-
ial Hospital, Arcadia. Mrs. Avi-
lez is the former Lendy DeSan-
tiago.


Hardee County Clerk of
Court Hugh Bradley on
Wednesday, July 29, spoke to
the Hardee Rotary Club at the
Java Cafe.
His topic was the history and
importance of the Clerk's
Office in keeping official coun-
ty and court records, jury man-
agement, collecting fees and
investing money.
Clerks' offices across the
state recently had to make bud-
get cutbacks because the.2009
Florida Legislature took away
court fees at the local level and
transferred them to the state
level.
The Hardee clerk's budget for
2008-09 was $1.054 million but
was cut by the state to
$971,000, a reduction of
$83,000. The budget for 2009-
10 was lowered to $872,000, a
further $99,000 reduction.
The total reduction amounts
to $182,000, or over 17 percent
of the original 2008-09 budget.


Bradley reduced his total
office staff, counting himself,
from 25 to 21. He said there has
been no reduction of duties and
the caseload has remained
about the same.
He also cut weekly office
'hours from 40 to 37 1/2. The
office is open from 8:30 to noon
and 1 to 5 p.m.
Statewide he said the 67 clerk
of court offices have reduced
staff by 1,281. He said funding
levels are below what is needed
to effectively serve the public.
Bradley said there have been
hiring freezes in all 67 Florida
counties, salary freezes in 62
counties, pay cuts in 19 coun-
ties, layoffs in 52 counties,,with
31 counties closing branch
offices. Prior to the 2009 legis-
lation clerks' offices were self-
supporting though fees collect-
ed.
Bradley said, "The apparent
ultimate goal of the judiciary is
to convince the Legislature to


eliminate the clerk as an inde-
pendently elected trustee. Every,
time the people give up an
elected official position, they
give up the right to govern
themselves.
"The Florida Constitution of
1838 established the clerk of
the circuit court as an elected
public trustee, and set in place
at the county level a system of
checks and balances which has
proven to serve the public for
171 years. Clerks answer direct-
ly to the local constituents wiho
elected them."
The Office of Program Policy
Analysis and Governmental
Accountability, a monitoring
arm of the Florida Legislature,
is conducting a study to deter-
mine which entity should per-
form court-related functions
and how they should be
financed. The study will ana-
lyze the efficiency of the sys-
tem currently in place.
Bradley said concerned citi-
zens should urge their legisla-
tors to preserve the duties of
clerks of the court and restore
the funding to continue efficient
operations.


Pictured at the Rotary meeting are (from left) Vanessa Hernandez, Hugh Bradi
Sue Birge.
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Brady
ents Bill and Pauline Byrd;
aunts Kim Davis and Erlene
Ward; cousins Jenny Stephens,
Kane, Jarek and Kenna
Stephens, and Justin and Bailey
Davis; and many friends..


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Mr. and Mrs. Christian
Roberson, Charleston, S.C., a
seven-pound 14-ounce daugh-
ter, Isabela Marie, born July 10,
2009, Roper St. Francis Hos-
pital, Charleston, S.C. Mrs.
Roberson is the former Shan-
non Sedor. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Nora Lipka of Penn-
sylvania and the late Steve
Sedor. Paternal grandparents
are. Rebecca Kiella Dantes of
Charleston, S.C., and the late
Robbie Roberson, formerly of
Wauchula. Paternal great-
grandparents are Marion Kiella
of Wauchula and the late Pete
Kiella, and Reba Roberson of
Wauchula and the late John
Roberson.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant as
a newborn only may be
added at no cost. Any other
photo of the baby will cost $15.


FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD will be the host site
for a 13-week series to help
people learn common-sense
principles and accountability in
how to budget, beat debt and
build wealth.
The weekly classes begin
Aug. 27 at 7 p.m. at the church
at 701 N. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula. There is a fee for
class materials.


ST. MICHAEL'S CATHO-
LIC CHURCH in Wauchula
and SAN ALFONSO'S CHAP-
EL in Zolfo Springs begin reg-
istration on Aug. 30 for reli-
gious education classes for stu-
dents kindergarten through
grade 12. Registration will con-
tinue every Sunday after the
8:30 a.m. Mass until all chil-
dren are registered.
A huge yard sale will be held
in St. Michael's Catholic
Church parish hall beginning
today (Thursday) through
Saturday noon. There will be
household items, clothes and
other merchandise.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
8;20-9.Jla for the next edition.


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Important Reminder!

While you're busy filling out all that back to school paper-
work remember another important form to renew!

Your 4-H Member Enrollment Form!

Come to the 4- H Open House

& Enrollment Event

SThursday, August 27
3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

'Hardee County Agri-Civic Center Auditorium

A special time for returning members to renew
their enrollment and NEW members to see what
we have to offer in the 4-H Program!

For more information call your club leader


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VINTAGE BABY?


Krystin Robertson Wins State Title


COURTESY PHOTO
This little lady is dressed up in period clothing as part of
a program at New Vision Learning Center in Zolfo
Springs. She is 9-month-old Jewelissa Cantu, the daugh-
ter of Stevie Marie Cantu, granddaughter of Anthony W.
Cantu and great-granddaughter of Fran Alford, all of
Zolfo Springs.


FASHION SHOW


COURTESY PHOTO
A Wauchula Downtown Back-To-School Fashion Show
will be held Saturday at the Java Cafe. Tickets are $12
andywill include lunch: They can be purchased at Cats
On Main, Jellybeans, Magnolia Tree andiJava Cafe, which
are sponsoring the event. About 20 fod24 models will
show pre-school through high school clothing and
accessories. Announcer will be former Wauchula resi-
dent Jennifer Bailey Suarez. Door prizes will be awarded,
and everyone gets a gift bag. The model in photo is
Caroline Durrance.



Back to gehool Fashion chow
SaturdaYl August 22
11:30 a.m. at Java Cafe
West Main Street, Wauchula


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Tickets $12 Includes Lunch
sponsored by
Cat's on Main, Jellybeans,
Magnolia Tree and Java Cafe


June 17, what a night in
Marco Island for the Hardee
County Cattlemen's Associa-
tion!
Krystin Robertson was com-
peting for the title of Florida
Cattlemen's Sweetheart. During
the evening meeting, Krystin,
daughter of Kord and Shannyn
Robertson, was crowned Miss
Congeniality. This award is
given in the memory of Julia
Parish of Manatee County. This
title was voted on by the other
contestants.
During Krystin's week at
Marco Island, where the con-
vention took place, she was
very busy representing Hardee
County. She began her week by
being involved in media presen-
tations, where she was inter-
viewed and taught how to han-
dle reporters.
Soon after, she was given a
two-hour exam that covered all
different areas of agriculture,
from the proper way to cook
meat to the main issues that are
being discussed in Tallahassee.
The next main event was the
Power Point presentation. Each
young lady had to create and
present a exhibition seven to
eight minutes in length.
Krystin's presentation was
titled, "The Cowboy, a Dying
Breed."
There were several different
interviews with the judges
throughout the week, as well as
opportunities to meet with cat-
tlemen from counties through-
out Florida. Of course, she also
was able to get in a little beach
time.
Prior to the coronation was
the Florida Cattlemen's Awards
banquet. Krystin was thrilled to
get to watch her grandfather,
Wilbur Robertson, be awarded
the 2009 Honorary Director.


The directors of Hardee
County Cattlemen had nominat-
ed him to the state based on his
commitment to the cattle indus-
try for the past 50 years in
Hardee County. He has a long
history of involvement in Hard-
ee County Cattlemen's Associ-
ation, from being a county
director as well as a past presi-
dent. He was joined on stage by
his wife, Susan, and two of his
grandchildren, Kyndall and
Kole Robertson.
Krystin has been studying the
different aspects of the cattle
industry and the obstacles that
cattlemen in Florida face on a
daily basis. Damon Hughes
spent extra time coaching and
advising Krystin. The Hardee
County Cattlemen spent a lot of
time answering questions she
had, taking the time' to watch
her Power Point presentation
and helping her make it fit into
the time allowed.
The cattlemen and cattle-
women of Hardee County were
both very helpful with informa-
tion and with expenses.
She also used the knowledge
she has gained through her
years of Future Farmers of
America, years as a participant
in the Hardee County Fair and
the information that the Fair
Board made available to her
throughout her years of
involvement.
But the most important infor-
mation has been gained by
spending a lot of time with her
grandfather, Wilbur Robertson.
She has spent a lot of time help-
ing and listening to views on
the cattle industry and what has
helped him be a successful
cowman. He has helped her
gain the knowledge and experi-
ence needed.
Krystin will share her Power


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

THE PRODIGAL SON
Lately I've been rereading the Parable of the Prodigal Son
found in Luke 15. It has truly been called the greatest parable ever
spoken, because it raises and answers so many fundamental ques-
tions.
For example, was the old man a sentimentalist? Did he fail to
notice how self-serving was his erring son's return? Did he fail to
recognize the unforgiving heart of the older brother? Were not the
older brother's objections not valid? Was a big celebration the
proper way to reward a younger son who had squandered so much?
But the father was not giving a lesson in justice. It was a les-
son in love. And if you think like the older son, you'll never get it.
Actually, "The Prodigal Son" is a poor title. A better one
would be "A Wonderful Father.
Think about it.

10 HOURS A
Auditions MONTH!

Set For
That's all it takes to speak
Fall Play up for a child. Volunteer to
be a Guardian Ad Litem.
The Hardee County Players
will be holding auditions for the 773-2505
upcoming fall performance of (If office unattended, please leave
"You're a Good Man, Charlie message.)
Brown."
Anyone interested in sharing
his talents with the community
in this production is encouraged
to attend one of the auditions,
which are scheduled on three
separate days over the coming
week.
Auditions will be held at the
Historic Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium on East Main Street
in downtown Wauchula.
Times are this Saturday at 9
a.m., Monday at 6:30 p.m. and
next Thursday, Aug. 27, at 6:30 h
p.m ., ...


FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD AND PASTOR WENDELL G.
SMITH WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS-
ES AND/OR INDIVIDUALS WHO CONTRIBUTED TO OUR "BACK
TO SCHOOL BASH". WE WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY THANKS
TO ALLTHE MEMBERS OF FAITH TEMPLE WHO GAVE OF
THEIR TIME IN AN EFFORT TO REACH OUT TO THE KIDS OF
OUR COMMUNITY. MOST OF ALL WE WANT TO THANK OUR
LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR MAKING IT A BIG SUCCESS.

J L DAVIS SUBWAY
WAUCHULA STATE BANK PANDA RESTAURANT
HEARTLAND PEDIATRICS ANGIE BRADLEY AND STEPHANIE K
COOPERS VALDEZ OF HAIR BOUTIQUE
S&S IRRIGATION DEBBIE BLOOM OF LISA'S HAIR SALON
ROYA LS JOHNS ON WHEELS
CHAPMAN FRUIT COMPANY SOMEBODY CARES TAMPA BAY
WAL MART FEED THE CHILDREN
HARDEE RANCH SUPPLY
ANHR SLCUTTING EDGE MINISTRIES
LOIS.ANN'S HAIR SALON
MID-FLORIDA BANK
STATE FARNI JEAN NORRIS
JIMMY PARKER MIKE MANLEY
MC DONALDS BETTY HENDERSON
MOSAIC DIMPLE TILLMAN
WINN DIXIE WAUCHULA POLICE DEPARTMENT a20


COURTESY PHOTO
Honors abounded for the Robertson family at the recent
Florida Cattlemen's Association convention in Marco
Island. Krystin Robertson was crowned Miss Congenial-
ity, while her grandfather, Wilbur Robertson, was named
2009 Honorary Director.


Point presentation with any
interested group. This would
give her the chance to share her


passion for the cattle industry
with the people of Hardee
County.


The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life,
by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred
years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again,
since it is life.
-William Faulkner


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You are invited
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The staff of

Lydia's House
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announce the

graduation of





Wednesday, August 26 at 7:00 P.M.
Florida's First Assembly of God
1397 South Florida Avenue
Wauchula, Florida
Reception to follow
Lydia's House
601 North Florida Avenue
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Welcome tAngie!.
come by and greet our newest
staff member
Angela Bradley at

The Beauty Parlour
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In Business
By Savannah Faircloth


"I am an eighth-generation Hardee Countian, and my natural
talent for mechanical work has been handed down in my family. I
see a lot of people that have problems, and I like to be able to solve
it for them for less money than they expected. It is very gratifying,"
said Wilkerson.
Paul's Small Engine Repair works on lawnmowers, grove
equipment, John Deere equipment, trimmers and other small
engines. It also specializes in welding, small fabrication jobs and
painting small utility trailers.
In addition to Wilkerson's wide range of skills, he also is a cer-
tified, warranty dealer for Poulan hand and riding mowers.
Not only does Wilkerson repair items the right way, but he also.
repairs them in a timely manner.
"Many times shops run far behind because of all the items they
have to do. If a customer really needs something done, quick, we
can sometimes have the item up and running in the same day," said
Wilkerson.
Folks don't have to waste gas driving out of town to pick up
parts for their appliances. Paul's Small Engine has a variety of parts
available with the best price. If a part you need is not in stock,
Wilkerson guarantees to have it the next day.
"If someone comes in with proof that an item is lower priced
than mine, I will beat it. We want people's business and we will
work very hard for it," said Wilkerson.
Wilkerson's hard work not only shines through in his prices
and work ethic, but also in his willingness to work and compromise
with customers.
"We will work out payment plans with people if needed. One
time a man needed his engine fixed, but he didn't have any money.
I told him not to worry about it and he brought me a small tree to
plant to repay me. Now the tree is taller than my house, and is
always a good reminder of why I do this," concluded Wilkerson.
Pickup and delivery is available for $30 in the immediate area.
Paul's Small Engine Repair is open Monday through Saturday
from 8 a.m. to 7 p.ni. For more information call 773-4400 or head
over to 829 Bostick Road.
REPAIR CARE It's not often folks can find a business that
is not only concerned about products, but also customers' overall
satisfaction and happiness.
Paul's Small Engine Repair, owned and operated by Paul
Wilkerson, has been building up an honest and trustworthy reputa-
tion for over 20 years.
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S, PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Paul Wilkerson of Paul's Small Engine Repair is dedicat-
ed to his customers and their everyday needs.






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NEW LOOK

FOR SCHOOL


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Will Bennett won the final
two-day tour championship and
the final points standing in the
Sertoma Junior Golf Tour.
Bennett, who has alternated
winning events all season with
teammate William Beattie, took
the tour championship with a
94-90for 184, maintaining his
points lead to the end. Beattie
took a solid runner-up position.
Over the weekend tourney, he
shot 96-94 for 190, seven strok-
es up on his nearest opponent.
In that huge group, the age
13-14 boys division, Wau-
chula's Trenton Moon placed
seventh among the 17 entrants.
Also claiming second place
in the weekend tournament and
the season points ranking in the


boys 15-16 was junior Lincoln
Saunders, coming around the
Sun N' Lake course with a two-
day total of 172 (86-86).
Sebring's Sean Garner won that
division.
Taylor Barlow placed fourth,
Daniel Miller fifth, Justin
Bromley' sixth and Dalton
Hewett eighth in the division
with themost local boys.
All eight local boys are eligi-
ble for the high school team
under coach George Heine, who
has scheduled practices at the
home Torrey Oaks Course
beginning on Aug. 17 at 3:30 .
All players are expected to have
physical, consent forms, etc.
completed beforehand.
The first match of the season
is Sept. 2 at home against Port
Charlotte.


COURTESY PHOTO
Leading the age 15-16 group of boys in the Sertoma
Youth Golf. Tour final standings were (left to right) Colin
Walkup, Hardee junior Lincoln Saunders and Sean
Garner, who ended up third, second and first respective-
ly.


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* Take advantage of the savings Renew for twoyears at the current rate.
* You may renew up to three months prior to your birthday.
Motor vehicles fees in Florida have increased as a result of legislation enacted by your
2009 Legislature. These increases are the responsibility of your legislators, not your
Tax Collector. All fee increases are remitted to the State, none are retained locally.
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READ FOR FREE ADMISSION!
Here's a great idea to get folks into the state parks to see what
natural Florida has to offer and help out a great cause at the same
time: September is "State Park Literacy Month."
This year, the Florida Park Service will offer free entrance to
visitors who bring a library card, library book or a donation of a
new or gently-used family-friendly book on the weekend bf Sept.
11-13.
Last year, more than 6;000 people participated in nearly 90
events statewide, donating more than 850 books to libraries,
schools and literacy organizations.
Rare Insect Here
A rare insect has made its home at Paynes Creek. The species
is scrub tiger beetle, or Cicindela scabrosa. It is a small dark beetle
that is active from May through September and lives only in spe-
cialized scrubby habits in Florida.
The scrub tiger beetle was initially documented in May 2004
from Paynes Creek. The population from Paynes Creek can be only
found on one trail in the park. It is typical of the species to live in
small isolated populations throughout its range.
The occurrence of this species from Paynes Creek in Hardee
County is significant, and will be published in the September issue
of the "Florida Entomologist Journal."
Smoke In The Air
The District 4 VIPER team spent three days conducting pre-
scribed burns in the park. Led by Park Ranger Ray Gilmore, the
VIPER team consists of staff from Highlands Hammock, Myakka
River and other D4 parks. The team successfully burned two zones
in the park without incident.
Don't be surprised if you come across areas that have burned.
Prescribed fire is an essential part the park's resource management
goals.
What to see in the park right now grapes! There seems to
be an abundance this year. The birds and animals are enjoying
them.
The pungent pawpaws are ripe, but the sweet smell of palmet-
to blossoms will soon be gone.
As of July 1, the admission to the park was changed. It now
costs $3 a car (up to eight people) and $2 for pedestrians, which is
still a great bargain.
I hope you can get out to the park soon. Maybe you will see
the mama deer with her twins.

Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until night-
fall. Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day.
Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, 'till
the sun goes down. And this is all life really means.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

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tional word is 22 cents. Ads in all capitals
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BILLING ........Ads must be pre-paid.


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Help Wanted
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Every Friday & _aturday
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Wayne Faulkner
Owner


(863) 261-3729 (863) 261-3759
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HELP WANTED
SECURITY GUARD (UNARMED): $9.30 $12.82
Wanted for the Hardee County Facilities Department.
Conducts Building and Grounds crime detection and
property access control and surveillance. Stands guard
at assigned areas, permits entrance to authorized per-
sons and issues or records entrance authorizations.
Valid Florida Driver License.
Valid State of Florida Class "D" Security Guard
License or substantial experience in a related
field.
High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on county web site: www.hardeecounty.net. Please sub-
mit applications to the Human Resources Department,
205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873. Phone: (863)
773-2161. Position closes at 5:00 p.m., August 28, 2009.
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HELP WANTED
EQUIPMENT OPERATOR: $10.24 $14.11
Wanted for the Hardee County Road & Bridge Depart-
ment. Knowledge of the general practices applied in the
care and operation of a wide variety of light and heavy
construction and maintenance equipment. Ability to per-
form preventative maintenance on related equipment.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
A valid Florida Class B CDL is required.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on county web site: www.hardeecounty.net. Please sub-
mit applications to the Human Resources Department,
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HELP WANTED
CUSTODIAN ($8.84 $12.19)
Wanted for the Hardee County Facilities Department.
Knowledge of the materials, methods and equipment typ-
ically used in janitorial work. Ability to understand and fol-
low simple oral/written instructions" sufficient physical.
strength and agility to perform a varip y of moderately
heavy custodial tasks in the care and limited mainte-
nance of-bluildings and grounds.
Must have High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit applications to the Human Resources
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Phone: (863) 773- 2161.
Position closes at 5:00 p.m., August 28, 2009.
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ty limits. $43,500
2" well located Highway 64

ercial lot on Highway 17; high
o,000
sloping tract with large pond;
y secluded. $195,000
Ireland in secluded area; small
al flow of water; perfect for
ill ranch. ALL OFFERS CON-
'OSSIBLE OWNER FINANC-
s today.


SON r
A. LAMBERT, Broker
RLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971


2007 ECLIPSE take over pay-
ments of $330. 863-245-1433.
8:20-27p


GORGEOUS DARK WOOD SETS:
Dining, $1,700, bedroom, $1,800,
leather living room, $1,800, enter-
tainment center, $1,400. 781-
3069. 8:20nc


HARC SEEKS hands on supervi-
sor for lawn crew. Supervisor will
:work with disabled adults. Call for
appointment at 735-0980.
8:13-20c


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


Livestock


REGISTERED 8 MONTH Brahman
bull. Calf for details, $650. 781-
2735. 8:20p


_eYORKSHIRE FEEDER PIGS plus
one adult female, 281 N. Bailey
SRd., 773-6545. 8:20p


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


HELP WANTED
MAINTENANCE WORKER II: $9.81 $13.52
Wanted for the Hardee County Road & Bridge Depart-
ment. Applicants must have some knowledge of the gen-
eral maintenance trades. Ability to perform heavy manu-
al labor.
Must have High School Diploma or GED.
A Valid Florida Class B CDL is required.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit Applications to the Human Resources
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Phone: (863) 773-2161. Position closes at 5:00 p.m.,
August 28, 2009. EOE F/M/V. cl8:20c



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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS'
ZONING COMMITTEE

ADOPTION OF THE PROPOSED EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL
REPORT FOR THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS

The Town of Zolfo Springs Zoning Committee will hold a public hearing regarding the fol-
lowing Resolution for the adoption of the Town's 2009 Evaluation and Appraisal Report.

A RESOLUTION OF THE TOWN COMMISSION OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO
SPRINGS, FLORIDA ADOPTING THE EVALUATION AND APPRAISAL
REPORT FOR THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS COMPREHENSIVE PLAN;
STATING THE INTENT OF THE COMMISSION TO AMEND THE COMPRE-
HENSIVE PLAN BASED UPON RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN THE
REPORT; AND APPROVING THE TRANSMITTAL OF THE REPORT TO THE
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION
163.3191, FLORIDA STATUTES.

The Town of Zolfo Springs Zoning Committee will consider this proposed Resolution
WHEN: September 1, 2009, at 6:00 pm or as soon thereafter as possible.
WHERE: Town Hall, located at 3210 Highway 17 South, Zolfo Springs,
Florida 33890.

At the meeting, interested parties may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed
Resolution. The hearing may be continued from time to time by the Zoning Committee.
Reports, documents, and data relevant to the discussion are available for public review
at the Town Hall of the Town of Zolfo Springs, Monday through Thursday except holidays.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If you require special aid or services as addressed in the
American Disabilities Act, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at (863) 735-0405 no
less than two (2) days prior to the above stated hearing date.


ATTEST:
June Albritton, Town Clerk


George Neel, Mayor
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FOUND Female Boston Terrier,
Corner of 66 & Hwy. 17. Please
call 863-244-1091. 8:20nc


Wii 2 CONTROLLERS and
nunchucks, 6 games, all under 9
months, some games played 4 to
6 times. Will sell all for $325. Call
for the name of games. 832-1197.
8:20dh
2006 KAWASAKI ZX-14 NINJA,
custom everything, mint condi-
tion, $7,900 OBO. 781-3069.
8:20p
WOLFF SYSTEM 2X-32 commer-
cial grade tanning bed, excellent
condition, $1,400 OBO. 781-3069.
8:20p






Bilingual middle
aged woman with 16
years experience in
Payroll and
Bookkeeping.
Business or personal
work. Reasonable
Rates and Flexible
Hours.
Plus Notary Public.
Please contact me at
863-512-1529


FOR SALE: TWO Toning beds,
$600 for both. Call 773-0248.
8:20-27p
2 GOLF CARTS. 735-0964.
8:20-27p
RHEEM POOL & SPA heat pump,
model 6300, good as new at half
the price. 863-773-4480. 8:13-20p
WINE RECLINER, $150, great
condition. 863-832-0334.
7:30-8:28p


FOR SALE: 4 BEDROOM, 2 bath
mobile home. Owner will finance.
Low down payment. Home
includes 1/2 A of land all set-up.
863-773-9279. 8:20p
NEED TO SELL 3 bedroom, 2 bath
mobile home, $66,900. Includes
1/4. $2,00 down. 863-773-9279.
8:20p


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


Activities Assistant: 8 Hrs/Week for 79 bed long
term care facility to assist with resident activities.
If you enjoy working with the elderly, COME JOIN
THE HARDEE MANOR HEALTHCARE TEAM.
Call Bernice Murphy at 773-3231 or
apply in person at
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231 FAX: 863-773-959cl8:13,20oc



STHE 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
Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider :-27c




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
Waterfront property! 2 BR/2 Custom built 3 BR/2 BA home
BA mobile home in Punta on #7 fairway of Torrey Oaks
Gorda. Located on a deep Golf Course. 2 car garage.
water canal that leads into Great upgrades throughout
Charlotte Harbor. Buyer con- home. Irrigated lawn. $250,000
cessions possible. REDUCED Call and make an
to $150,000!_ appointment to see this
Great Investment Opportun- home today!
ity! 25.67 acres with 2 homes!
$399,000. Stunning newly built 3 BR, 2
REDUCED! 3.36 acres with 4 BA house with study. Up-
BR/2 BA home. This 2,800 sf grades galore! Close to schools.
home is extremely energy effi- 2 car garage. Call and ask
cient. Plenty of room for a gar- about the bonus offered by
den or other outdoor uses. the builder! REDUCED
Within walking distance to $229,500.
shopping and schools. Value
priced at $265,000. 45 ac citrus grove. Valencias &
1 acre. Great place for your Hamlin. Double wide mobile
new home! Close to schools, home. Fruit proceeds included
shopping and hospital in (subject to FOM contract).
Wauchula. Paved road front- Located in NE Hardee County.
age. Deed restrictions. Zoned $427,500
FR. Lot size 130' X 305'. $38,500
2.24- acres zoned C-2 with 3.19 acres. Zoned -2. Plenty
frontage on Hwy 17, Stenstrom of room for several businesses.
& Holtsclaw. Can be divided. Potential income already in
Super site for commercial oper- place. Hwy 17 across from
ation. Priced at $220,000. Walmart. $1,200,000

' Realtor Associates r1
Ben Gibson (941)737-2800 Robert Jones (863)781-1423
Calvin Bates (863)381-2242 John II. Gross (863)273-1017 8
Dusty Albritton (863)791-0161 Rick Knight (863)781-1396 06


CKC REGISTERED mini-dachs-
hund, 9 wks., black and tan,
female. 781-2213. 8:20pI
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES, $175,
ready to go. 863-245-7707 or 863-
214-9078. 8:20p
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


ARE YOU RECEIVING monthly
payments on a mortgage? I buy
mortgages. 863-832-1984.
8:20-9:17p


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


FOR SALE 1995 PACE ARROW
37' motor home, make offer. John
Deer 773-6661. 7:30tfc


3BR/1BA BLOCK HOME, central
A/C, $750/month plus $900 de-
posit. Call Joe L. Davis, Inc. 773-
2128. 8:20p
MH 4BR/2BA, references re-
quired. NO pets, $600 per month,
$200 deposit. 863-445-0412.
8:20-27p
MOBILE HOME 3BR/2BA on
Bostick Rd., $500 monthly plus
deposit. 375-4081 8:20-27p


A C Lawn erviep

Complete Lawn

Maintenance .

Aaron 863-781-2813

Christy 863-781-6739

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Robert HInerman

Property Restoration

We Clean


* Water Damage
* Fire Damage
* Clean Up Mold
* Biohazard Clean Up


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insurance companies


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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


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3BR 2BA CB home in the country Large Lot Central Air
& Heat Well Septic Tank Save on Utilities.
$115,000.00

Best mobile home location -3BR/2BA well maintained mobile
home in Downing Place. Close to shopping hospital and restau-
rants REDUCED TO $69,900.00
3/1 Frame home totally remolded new doors, floors, paint,
appliances new AC/heat unit Ready to move in was $98,900.00
NOW REDUCED TO $84,900.00 Great Buy!
3BR 2BA CB home with carport built 2008 all appliances
included over 1,500 sq ft of living area close to schools Doctors
offices Take a look today $175,000.00
Bowling Green 3BR home with Central air/heat Close to all ser-
vices. $88,000.00



WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WIiH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember
|F|F1 Our listings are on the Internet. 1-
Anyone with a computer can L, J
access them anytime! OPPOTUNITY
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net


After hours
Oralia D. Flores (863) 781-2955 Tony Flores
John Freeman (863) 781-4084 Steve Lanier
Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891


(863) 781-0744
(863) 559-9392
cl8:20c


FOR RENT 3/2 mobile home in
park, $600 deposit and $600 rent.
863-773-9279. 8:20p
4/2 MOBILE HOME for rent, $750
per month. 863-773-9279. 8:20p
3/4 BR, 2 BA, pool home on 1/2
acre, fenced, BG. 863-781-4407.
8:20p
COMPLETELY REMODELED 5
room apartment, 305 N. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula. Call 375-4467. 8:20p
FOR LEASE Retail/office space,
650 sf. paved parking, land-
scaped, plumbed for barber/-
beauty shop. Hwy. 64 & 17. Call
781-4144. 8:20-9:17p
MOVE-IN TODAY *
1 bed $300 mo.; 2 bed $350
mo-up; 3 bed $450 mo-up.
Close to schools & hospital, no
pets, $200 deposit. Se habla
espanol (863) 698-4910 or 698-
4908. 8:20tfc
WAUCHULA 3/1 CENTRAL air and
heat, carport, utility room very
spacious. 735-2626. 8:20c
$400 MONTHLY ELECTRIC in-
cluded. Furnished nice, 1 bed-
room apartment. 954-629,4486.
8:20p
APARTMENTS & HOUSES for
rent. 773-6667. 8:20c


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2BR/2BA APT. IN Bowlinrg Green
for details call 863-773-3754.
8:13-20c
DUPLEX APARTMENT in good
neighborhood, Wauchula. No
, smoking, no pets. 2BR/1 BA, $550
monthly plus deposit. 781-3570.
8:13-20c
APARTMENT S. 7th Ave.,
2BR/1BA W/D AC, DW, tile
throughout, $675. 1st, last &
deposit. 863-781-2146. 8:20p
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
TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT,
South 9th Avenue, $575 plus $400
deposit. 832-1984. 7:30-8:28p
OFFICE SPACE for rent. Call 773-
4466 for more information. 4:9tfc
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD,
brand new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy.
17 frontage in Zolfo Springs for
lease. 239-273-7381.
12:20tfc
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack UIIrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


Hardee Car Company
Buy Here Pay Here

Restocked With

New Inventory
F $500 OFF

* any Vehicle with Coupon
L Must Bring Coupon
Running Specials
*Running Specials *


Monday Thursday
10 am to 7 pm


Wauchula
(across from
First National
Bank)
773-6667


Friday & Saturday
10 am to 7:30 pm
Wauchula Hills
SCorner of
Hwy17
and REA Rd.
773-2011 0
uby


Joel. Davis


L T 0 R S
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOEL. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.


REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at

John O'Neal www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
You may qualify to receive a grant
for downi payment assistance on your new home.


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.
Zoxied C-2 w/100' fronting
US17S, Wauchula.
$600,000!

Fantastic home on beautiful
Peace River with 5 acs.
$275,000!

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

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! OWNERS
MOTIVATED!

PRICE REDUCED!
3BR/1BA home on 0.72 ac
lot near Lake Francis, Lake
Placid. Roof & A/C fairly
new. Furniture included. 3
utility sheds, pole barn, &
back yard pond. Wild
turkeys & deer frequently
visit. $69,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153 SANDY LARRISON....... 832-0130
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128 MONICA REAS...............781-7110.
DAVID RO'IAL................781-3490 KAREN SUMMERS.r......781-7633

L9 U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUICHULA, FL 33873
FL 8 20c


PRICE REDUCED! Front-
age on SR66! 11- ac fenced
pastureland also fronts
Nursery Rd, zoned A-i!
NOW $110,000!

What a great price! New
3BR/2BA, 1700SF, CB
home in Zolfo Springs
w/carport, large yard,
tile/carpet floors! $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!

Investment, agriculture,
homesite? You choose w/this
12 acs of land on SR64!
Fenced, w/cleared pasture
& trees $180,000!

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

Grab your canoe, paddle,
tent! 5 acs w/deeded access
to Peace River is native
Florida! Culvert in place!
$100,000!

I uge house w/lots of poten-
tial. Large corner lot zoned
C-1. $135,000!


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Classifieds


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


LAWN CARE free estimates. No
job to Big or Small. Dependable,
responsible, reasonable. 773-
4400 or 474-1172. 8:20-9:10Oc




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


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
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


ON IGILLIARD -_

FILL DIRT INC.
Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
* Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490 c18:2tfc


Zolfo Springs
- Mobile: (941) 456-6507


MPLOYEE Robby Albritton
EASING
( EONS, mNC.

*Payroll Services Workers Compensation
Year End W-2 s 941 Tax Reports *
(863,) 528-7085 Fax (863) 735-9228
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
ralbritton@eloinc.net c18:20c www.elonic.net



Bowling Green

Flea Market

For Your

Spot
Call

781-1062




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New Tires Include
Free Mount & Balance

Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires
BIG SRLE ON
RLL TIRES.
773-0777 773-0727
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
Si fi,'SA (across from Billy Ayers
SVISAL Wal-Mart) Tire Technician


Topsy See
REAL ESTATE

Topsy See
7 acres with appox. 600 ft road frontage. 6" well $JI500W. $98,000 Popash Rd.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage..$36;OfTREDUCED $32,000.
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Reduced to
$10,000 per acre.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.
2BR 2B 1800 sq ft home sets on 4 1/2 acres in very quiet setting halfway
between Wauchula and Avon Park. $120,000.


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.
8:20-10-1 p
TRANSLATING AND INTERPRET-
ING services. Please call 773-
6713. 8:6-9:3p
LAWN MOWER SERVICE repair
and parts. LOWEST PRICES.
Paul's Small Engine. 773-4400 or
474-1172. 7:30-8:27p
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
dh
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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
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.
dh


FRIDAY/SATURDAY 518 E. 5th,
Zolfo In back yard. 8:20p
HUGE MOVING SALE!! Electrical
tools, tools, tools! Furniture,
motorcycles, tanning bed, profes-
sional sound equipment and
much more. 1227 Louisiana St.,
Wauchula. Saturday, 7 am until.
8:20p


FRIDAY 8-?, Hanchey Rd., X-Box
360 games, clothes, bake goods,
toys. 8:20p
THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY -
8-12 noon. HUGE. St. Michael's
Catholic Church Parish Hall.
Household items, clothes and
misc. 8:20p
HUGE THREE FAMILY yard sale -
Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 to ? at
the Quilter's Inn, 106 S. 4th Ave.,
Wauchula. Furniture, household
items, antiques, baby items, baby
clothes, women clothes, books,
tons of toys, jewelry. 8:20p
SATURDAY 7-12, 2965 Golfview.
Lots of misc. items, teen clothing.
8:20p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-4, Hwy. 64
between Wauchula & Avon Park,
Watermelon Barn. Come one,
come all. Enjoy the CHEAP nice
furniture, items & misc. 8:20p
LOTS OF STUFF 213 Illinois
Ave., Wauchula. Friday and
Saturday, 7-1. 8:20c
HUGE YARD SALE 5012 Willow
Ave., Bowling Green. Friday and
Saturday, 7-? 8:20p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-?, 2932
Bluebird Lane, Zolfo, Wil system,
laptop, PSP, games, toys, movies
much more. 8:20p
SATURDAY 8-12 noon, 308
Pennsylvania Ave. Bedroom set,
Universal weight system, clothes,
misc. items. 8:20p
FRIDAY 8-12 noon, 1818 Ratliff
Road, Vera Bradley, Brighton,
clothes, shoes. 8:20p


By DANIEL MILLER
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: What is your name?
A: Beverley Johnson.
Q: Where and when were you
born?


A:
Q:
then?


Arcadia, on March 6, 1940.
Was life hard to get by back


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Q: Did you ever go on vacation?
A: Yes she did.
Q: Where did you go and was it
fun?
A: She went to Lake Chiles apd she
said it was very fun.
Q: Was it hard to make money
back then?
A: No, didn't make a lot but it was
money.
Q: Were jobs easy to find back
then?
A: Yes, very easy, but not much
pay.
Q: Did anyone ever try to rob or
burn down your house?
A: No, didn't have many situations
like that ever.
Q: Did you ever have trouble with
wild animals?
A: No, there was never any trouble.
Q: Did you ever meet any
Indians?
A: Yes, she did.
Q: When did you get your first
car?
A: Age, 16, the 1950s.
0: What kind of car was it?


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A: 1940s Dodge Coupe.
Q: Did you ever have to go on cat-
tle drives?
A: No, she did,not. They didn't
have them.
Q: What was your first job?
A: Worked at McCrory's five-and-
dime store.
Q: Did any one ever shoot at you
or threaten to?
A: No, they didn't.
Q: Did you have a garden and
orange trees to have produce and
fruit and vegetables?
A: Yes, and they raised chickens
also.
Q: Did animals ever tear up the
garden?
A: That wasn't a big issue.
Q: When did you start your own
family?
A: Got married in 1962 had first kid
in 1963 of December.
Q: What was the main store you
wept to for groceries?
A: The Martin Brothers. You could
order and they would deliver it to you.
Q: How much was a jug of milk
and a loaf of bread?
A: Milk was 10 cents and a loaf of
bread was five cents.
Q: Was everything a lot cheaper?
A: Yes, everything was cheaper.
Q: What was the price difference
from then and to now?
A: About a hundred to a thousand
percent difference; everything was no
more than a dollar.
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- '
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Men's League At Tourney Time


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After a hectic week of final
and makeup games, the 2009
Men's Community Softball
League is ready for its post-sea-
son, double-elimination tourna-
minent.
Farm Credit topped Division
I with a 7-5 record, followed
by Country Club, La Floresita,
CF Industries, Western Pleasure
Karaoke and Charlotte's Web
Pub.
In Division II, Mosaic topped
out at 13-1 to win the division,
followed by Fuego's, Hardee
Merchants, Nemesis, PRECo
(Peace River Electric Coopera-
tive Inc.) Legion of Doom,
Blacklist and FINR (Florida
Institute for Neurologic Rehabi-
litation).
The league was able to get all
of its games in last week, de-
spite threatening weather and
rains earlier in the day.
On Field 4 on Monday
evening, La Floresita won over
CF 13-3.
Rene Benavides led La
Floresita with triple tallies.
Julian Garcia Sr., Jose Gomez
and Willie Gilliard each dou-
bled. Duck Kersey scored
twice.
Josh Schneider, Mike Baker
and Shay Baker scored for CF
in a fourth-inning rally.
The Monday Field 4 late
game was a thriller, with La'
Floresita prevailing 27-23 over
Western Pleasure.
Jose Lucho tripled and Felix
Salinas tripled and doubled
twice for La Floresita. Pete
Deluna was the only four-score
batter and five other players
scored three runs each.
Willie Henderson homered
and doubled three times for
Western Pleasure. Eric
Mushrush and Nathan were the
only four-tally batters.
Over on Field 3, Fuego's won
the opener 23-6 over Farm
Credit.
Jose Perez smacked a grand
slam homer and Ryn Heine


homered and doubled twice lor
Fuego's. Raul Garcia, IFrick
Virgile, Perez and ileinc each
scored three limes.
Chase Best and Jimmy Lanier
each tripled for Farm (Credit.
Keith Revell was the only twin-
tally batter.
In the Field 3 closer, Nemesis
beat Farm Credit 13-3.
Rigo Briones homered and
both Isauro Figuero and Ismael
Deleon doubled for Nemesis.
Jesse Reyes and Elias Ramirez
each scored twice.
Bucky Leonard doubled for
Farm Credit. Mark -McGee,
Philip McGee and Brett
Johnson each put a run on the
board.
There are men's games only
on Monday on Field 2. In last
week's early game, Mosaic
defeated Charlotte's Web 24-8.
Todd Rogers went four-of-
five for Mosaic, scoring four
runs. Mike Carte, Ron Yeager
and Travis Tubbs all homered.
Carte, Austin Helms and IHa-
gan Bylund each scored three
times.
Teddy Svendsen homered
and Adam Cartwright scored
twice for Charlotte's Web.
Jason Klein, Will Cartwright,
Will Beattie, Ryan Thomas,
Jason Evans,Troy Brant and
Svendsen each added a run.
In the late Field 2 game,
Mosaic beat CF by an identical
24-8 score.
Bylund, Rogers and Carte
homered for Mosaic. Helms
and Bylund were each triple-
tally batters.. Leadofff batter
Carte had a perfect night, scor-
ing all five times he got on base.
Shawn Rivers homered for
CF. Logan Thomas and Weston
Johnson each circled the bases
twice and Daniel Rucker,
Rivers, and pickup players
Adam Cartwright and Ryan
Thomas each crossed home
plate once.
On Tuesday night, the Field 3
first game wais a nail-biter, with
CF winning 13-12 over
Fuego's.


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Johnson tripled and both
Thomas and Mike Baker dou-
bled or CF('1. Schlneider was the
only triple-score hatler, lThomas
and Rivers added two rilis
apiece.
David Beuimel homered and
doubled and Raul Garcia dou-
bled twice for Fuego's. Thomas
Trevino, Eric Grace, Garacia
and Heine were twin-tally bat-
ters.
The Field 3 last game was a
15-9 win for PRECo over Farm
Credit.
Darrell Keen homered and
doubled and Mikey Driskell
doubled twice for PRECo. Billy
Alexy tripled. Brian Alexy,
Billy Alexy and Scott Driskell
all rounded the bases twice.
Johnson homered for Farm
Credit. Lanier doubled twice
and Revell also doubled. Lanier
was the only three-score batter.
On Field 4 on Tuesday
Country Club downed I a
Floresita 38-25 in the opener.
Earl Jacobs hit for the cycle
plus for Country Club, with a
pair of singles, homer, triple,
double and single. Kellon
Durrance homered and doubled
twice and Hank Butler tripled
and doubled twice.
For La Floresita, it was
Deluna and Benavides who
homered and Felix Salinas wit-h
a triple. Benavides was the only
four-score batter. Salinas,
Deluna and Julian Garcia Jr.
each crossed home plate three
times.
In the Field 4 nightcap,
Nemesis downed CF 22-5.
Miguel Santoyo homered and
John McBride smacked a triple
and pair of doubles for
Nemesis. Leadoff batter Paul
Beckham and McBride circled
the bases four times each.
Santoyo added three runs.
Drew Macias doubled and
singled to score twice for CF.
Johnson, Shay Baker and pick-
up player Adam Cartwright
each added a run.
Thursday games on both
fields were makeup for rain-


outs.
On Field 4, Fuego's downed
Blacklist 20-2 in the 6:45 game.
Fred IIh)dgcs lihoncrcd and
Perez doubled twice for
Fuego's. Virgile and Will Tyson
each tripled. Eight players were
twin-tally batters.
George Dickey and James
came around to cross home for
Blacklist. Several other batters
came tip short of home-plate.
In the Field 4 game at 8:15,
Nemesis knocked CF 25-5.
Briones hit for the cycle and
scored four runs for Nemesis.
Santoyo homered, tripled and
doubled and Isauro Figuaro also
homered among his three hits.
Beckham and Briones were
each four-score batters.
Rucker, Johnson and Shay
Baker scored in the first inning
for CF. Jackson Moseley added
a second-inning run and John S.
touched home in the fourth.
On Field 3 on Thursday,
PRC(o won the early game 28-
6 over Charlotte's Web.
Brian Alexy hit for the cycle
and Mikey Driskell and Jeffery
Albritton each homered for
PRECo. Vent Crawford slapped
a triple aind a double. The Alexy
brothers, Brian and Billy, were
the only four-score batters.
Teddy Svendsen homered
and Will Cartright and Ralton
Albritton each doubled for
Charlotte's Web. Adam Cart-
wright tripled and was the only
twin-tally batter. Ted Svendsen,
Brant and Mark Jones joined
Teddy Svendsen in solo scores.
The week's finale on Field 3
was another thriller, in which
Farm Credit nipped Blacklist
14-12.
T.J. Mitchell doubled twice
and Lanier also doubled for
Farm Credit. Mitchell, who had
five RBIs, and Revell each
scored three times.
Patty homered and doubled
twice and Justin Painter home-
red and doubled for Blacklist.
Painter was the only three-tally
batter. Keith Nadaskay and
Patty each scored twice.


For neither birth, nor wealth, nor honors, can awaken in
the minds of men the principles which should guide
those who from their youth aspire to an honorable and
excellent life, as Love awakens them.


Greetings from Fort Green!
Don Evors is still in the hos-
pital, as he did not get to come
home on Saturday, the 15th.
Steve Haney spent last Saturday
night in the Lakeland hospital.
Evelyn' Durrance is a little
under the weather. Doris Wine-
guard was in the hospital for a
few days but is feeling better.
Arthur Womack is facing surg-
ery on the 25th, so please pray
for all of these.
Mabel Williamson spent a.
few days in Alabama visiting
family, but hubby James said
she was picking cotton. I bet if
she did indeed pick any cotton
it was for flower arrangements!
Our "back-to-school bash"
was super. There were about 97
children registered, much more
than we anticipated. Faye Davis
had to make a quick trip to the
big city of Wauchula to pur-
chase more book bags.
The bags were filled with
nice school supplies, and each
youngster present got one.
They also got a bag of snack
goodies. We had a snack walk
instead of a cakewalk.
For each youth registered
there was one or two parents
present, so our fellowship hall
and churchyard were filled to
overflowing. Randy Davis
grilled hot dogs for lunch.
There were plenty of games
but the giant water slide, the
dunk tank and the water
bounce house saw the most
activity. The slide was really
something else. Young and old
enjoyed it.
The ladies doing the face
painting were truly artistic.
The kids had some of the pretti-
est flowers and sports equip-
ment I have ever seen painted
on faces.
We were able to share the
Gospel and invite numerous
people to come to church.


There were people that we met
for the first time last Saturday.
One youth wanted to go into the
cemetery to see his grandmoth-
er's grave, as he had recently
moved to our area and had not
been able to attend the funeral.
This gave an opportunity to
share the Gospel.
The fall festival is being
planned for Oct. 31. Mark your
calendar and keep this date
open. It will be another fun time
for young and old alike.
Congratulations to Dustyn
Waters on his graduation frorf
school on basic law enforce-
ment. It required lots of week-
ends and nights, but will be
worth it.
Lynda and Charles Abbott
had relatives visit this past
weekend. Lynda said they real-
ly enjoyed them and it had been
18 years since her aunt had
been able to visit. It is important
to stay in touch with family and
friends.
If anyone wants a good,
smart, pretty dog, we have one
available. The dog that came to
our house needs a home. She
would make someone a good
watchdog or hog or cow dog.
She is plenty smart. You have
seen jealous children, but our
jealous housedog is unbeliev-
able. We just need to find a
home for Lucky.
Mark your calendar for the
fall revival, which will begin
Sept.13. Randy Perry will be
the evangelist.
Parents are busy school shop-
ping. This is an exciting time of
the year. Just remember to pray
for all the students and the
teachers.
Remember to pray for our
nation. Important things are
being decided that will affect
our children and grandchildren
for the rest of their lives.
Please call with the news.


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.SCHOOL IS STARTING: KIDS NEED FOOD & SLEEP!
With school starting, it is good for parents to remember that
children need food and sleep to do their best in school.
Studies have shown that proper nutrition and adequate rest are
two of the most important predictors of academic success with chil-
dren and teens.
According to the National Heart, Lung & Blood Institute, chil-
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basis. This is a minimum. Inadequate sleep can impair their atten-
tion, learning and performance of everyday activities.
This means if they must get up every morning at 6 in order to
get to school by 7 a.m., they must be asleep by 9 p.m. To be asleep
by 9 p.m., bedtime must be set earlier in order for them to actually
be asleep by 9. Many bedtime rituals, such as baths and storytimes,
must start around 8, and will take a concerted effort by parents to
adhere to a consistent schedule. Once the children get used to it,
however, it will become routine.
Teens also need adequate sleep. Their bodies are going
through puberty and tremendous growth and must have sleep to
stay healthy.
Only 20 percent of teens polled by the National Sleep
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sleep at night. Getting adequate sleep has been linked to increased
learning and concentration, improved behavior and mood, better
sports performance, higher energy level and stable weight among
the teen population.
Not only is adequate sleep necessary for optimum school per-
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Children need food for brain development and physical
endurance throughout the busy school day. Sending children and
teens to school with a healthy breakfast is a good way to help them
get their day started right.
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milk, a piece of toast with peanut butter, yogurt, or juice and fruit
are all good choices. If time is short in the mornings and will not
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police
officers investigated the following incidents and made the fol-
lowing arrests:

COUNTY
Aug. 16, Bre,nda Lee Roberts, 45, of 331 North Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley and charged with bat-
tery.
Aug. 16, a business burglary on Apostolic Road was reported.

Aug,,15, Leroy Rollins, 47, of 3606 Suwannee St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on a charge of failure
to appear in court.
Aug. 15, a residential burglary on Lost Acres Drive, a fight on
U.S. 17 North and a theft on Ken McLeod Road were reported.

Aug. 14, a residential burglary on Hyde Street, and thefts in
two locations on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Aug. 13, Elijah Pough, 34, of 879 Chamberlain Blvd., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Det. Sgt. John Shivers and charged with vio-
lation of probation.
Aug. 12, Michael Jarvis Hines, 26, of 726 LaPlaya Dr., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged with resisting
an officer without violence, trespassing on an occupied structure or
conveyance and driving with knowledge of suspended license.
Aug. 12, Rufugio Hipolito, 27, of 632 Cypress St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Mark McCoy and charged with battery.
Aug. 12, Fidel Melendez, 30, of 144 Poucher Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Eric Ellis and charged with battery.
Aug. 12, a theft on Lincoln Street was reported.

Aug. 11, Mike McNaughton, 35, of 155 Will Duke Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with battery
and resisting an officer without violence.
Aug. 11, John William Amditis, 43, of 2464 Second Place,
Vero Beach, was arrested on a charge of violation of probation.
Aug. 11, a residential burglary on Fourth Street West, a fight
on Will Duke Road, and thefts on SR 64 East and on Mockingbird
Lane were reported.

Aug. 10, Mary Lawanda Peavy, 48, of 391 Sauls Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon.


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The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 03, 2009, 6:00 RM.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.
09-15 Ordinance No. 2009-09
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners by and
through the Authorized Representative requests an
Amendment to Section 2.29.02(B) of the Hardee County
Land Development Code as contained in'Ordinance Nob.
2009-09.
Mike Thompson, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, SEPTEMBER 24, 2009, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
and to receive a recommendation from the .
Planning/Zoning Board
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Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
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Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person need-
ing to make special arrangements should contact the
County Mgnager's office at least two (2) working days
prior to the BCC public hearing. This Public Notice is


Aug. 10, Jaime Ruiz Figueroa, 49, of 652 Airport Road, was .
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of failure to appear in court.
Aug. 10, burglary of a conveyance on Ohio Avenue, criminal
mischief on Airport Road and on David Court, and thefts on
Hanchey Road, SR 62 and Magnolia Boulevard were reported.

WAUCHULA
Aug. 15, a theft on River Chase Circle was reported.

Aug. 14, a theft on South Florida Avenue was reported.

Aug. 13, criminal mischief on LaPlaya Drive and a theft on
East Main Street were reported.

Aug. 12, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South and a theft on
Harvey Street were reported.

Aug. 11, a tag stolen on U.S. 17 South, a robbery-holdup on
U.S. 17 South, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 South and a theft on
Georgia Street were reported.

Aug. 10, Lenard Jermone Ellison, 18, of 277 Showndown
Pine, Auburndale,, and Antjuan Jammel Jones, 18, P.O. Box 602,
Wauchula, were arrested by Ofc. William Smith and each charged
with burglary of an occupied conveyance and larceny petit theft.
Aug. 10, burglary of a conveyance on South Ninth Avenue was
reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Aug. 15, Michael Jonathan Ayers, 24, of 3314 Oak Meadow
Lane, Mulberry, was arrested by Ofc. Ryan Abbott and charged
with DUI.

Aug. 14, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Aug. 13, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Aug. 10, a theft on SR 64 East was reported.

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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 30W day of September, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 31d 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 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


published in accordance with the Hardee Courity Unified
Land Development Code. Copies of the documents relat-
ing to these proposals are available for public inspection
during weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and
4:00 RM. at the Planning/Development Department, 110
S. 9th Ave., Wauchula, Florida. All interested persons
shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any decision
the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant
and material. Although minutes of the Public Hearings
will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision
made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verba-
tim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter.
Dale Johnson, Chairman,
Board of County Commissioners 8:20c


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 30t'h day of September, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 3V 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







August 20, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 11B


Dixie Youth AA Team



Plays Well At Regionals


By WALLY HELMS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
What started in March with
the announcement of the
Machine Pitch (AA) All-Star
Team has finished in July with a
record of 32-9, with six of the
losses coming to some of the
best teams in the Southeast
Region.
The team started the run with
a 5-0 record and a champi-
onship in the Eagle Lake
Tournament, beating the host
team 2-0 in a defensive battle in
the championship game.
Then the Hardee team played
in tournaments in Avon Park,
Sebring and a 26-team invita-
tional tournament in Eagle
Lake. They finished second in
Avon Park, first in Sebring and
second in the invitational in
Eagle Lake.
They headed into the District
Tournament held at Farr Field
in Wauchula with high hopes,
defeating East Lakeland and
Fort Meade. They stumbled
against Bartow in the next
game, but got. back on track by
beating Mulberry in the next
game.
That set them up for a
rematch against Bartow, with
the task of defeating unbeaten
Bartow twice to win the district
title. Hardee put together two
high-scoring games for the
offense and some exceptional
defense to win the district title
and earn a trip to the state tour-
nament in Bushnell.
The team arrived in Bushnell
ready to play ball and had a
great start against Grand Ridge
and Wesley Chapel. They then
ran into the defending state
champion West Seminole squad
and never really showed up
with their bats.
The following game they got
back into the winning column
by beating Blounstown. The
following night they were to
face Sebring again. They head-
ed into this game with high
spirits, having defeated them
five of the six times they played
against one another. But, they
didn't show up at the plate, hav-
ing several players battling ill-
ness. With that loss, they epded
the tournament in third place,'
having been beaten by the first-
and second-place teams.
Thinking the season was


over, everyone started making
summer plans. Little did they
know they would receive a call
with an invitation to represent
Florida as a runner-up in the
regional tournament held in
Enterprise, Ala. Phone calls
were made, everyone was on
board, with the exception of one
player's schedule not permit-
ting him to participate.
Teamwork was put into
action. The parents and players,
along with some family mem-
bers and friends, worked hard
and had a bake sale, car wash
and spaghetti dinner, all within
less than a week to plan and.
carry cut. But, with the support
of our very generous communi-
ty, they were headed to
Enterprise.
Upon arriving in Enterprise,
the people there were more than
hospitable. They began by host-
ing a cook-out for the players
and coaches. Everyone was
treated to a magic show during
the dinner. After dinner and
some entertainment, all the
teams lined up and paraded
over to the fields with their
team flags.
This was an awesome experi-
ence for the kids! As they
paraded through the complex,
the walkways were lined with
parents, families, friends and a
lot of people from Enterprise.
There were about 500 in all at a
youth baseball complex.
The smiles on the players'
faces were priceless! The play-
ers marched out onto the field
where they were all announced
as they lined up behind their
team's sign. Once all of the
teams were in place, the extra
excitement began. First, an
Army humvee pulled onto the
field with a soldier in uniform.
Then, a helicopter landed on the
field with the mayor of Enter-
prise joining for the Opening
Ceremony. They remained for
the first pitch, prayer and
national anthem to kick off the
2009 Dixie Youth AA Machine
Pitch Region II Tournament.
The next day began with
everyone playing two pool
games. Hardee had to face the
Florida State Champions (West
Seminole) to start the day and
fell short to get the extra games
started. They then played the
host Enterprise team and were


defeated in the last inning.
They came back that evening
and had to play the Alabama
State Champs from South Bibb
to start the actual regional tour-
nament off. South Bibb came
out strong and defeated Hardee
11-1.
Hardee returned the next
afternoon to play against the
George State Champions from,
Buford. They started slow the
first inning with the bats, but
opened up as the game went
along, pulling out an 11-8 victo-
ry and eliminating Buford from
the tournament.
Later that evening they
played the host Enterprise team
for a "win or go home game."
The boys were pumped and
ready to show Enterprise what
they had. The game was close
early on, but with the defense
and offense both working, they
pulled off another victory, win-
ning 12-6, eliminating Enter-
prise.
This win lined up another
change to play West Seminole
and try to pull out a win. They
started out strong with three
runs in the first inning. A bad
call with the bases loaded ended
a good inning. After that, they
were never really in the game,
losing 20-6.
This loss ended the tourna-
ment at 2-2 with Hardee County
taking third place and their loss-
es being to the first- and sec-
ond-place teams in the tourney.
The coaches couldn't say
enough about this team and
their community. "Over all we
are truly blessed with great
players, parents, coaches, our
youth baseball program, and a
very caring and generous com-
munity. We are extremely proud
of each and every one of our
boys. Once again, we would
like to say 'Thank You' for all
the support extended to this
team."
The players representing
Hardee are Bo Villarreal, Matt
Tyson, Drew McGuckin,
Miguel Ruis, Adrian Deleon,
Isaac Moreno, Tony Webb,
Zack Dueberry, Cody Helms,
Daniel Obregon, Tyson Sutton,
Zack Durastanti and, Blake
Tinsley. Their coaches are
Andrew McGuckin, Robert
Dueberry, Wally Helms and
Doug Sutton.


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Women's League At Finale


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It could be all over but the
shouting, or there could be, a
playoff game.
It all depends on what hap-
pens this week in the 2009
Women's Softball League
games.
One evening of scheduled
games Tuesday and another
tonight (Thursday) that could
make the difference, when the
league leaders match up.
Presently, Holy Child Catholic
has the statistical edge with its
9-1 or .900 record, Wauchula
First Methodist is on its heels at
8-1 or .889.
These teams are scheduled
for a rematch of their rained out
June 18 game. Whoever wins
could be the season winner.
First Methodist has a pair of
other games and Holy Child
had a game on Tuesday night.
Behind these co-leaders, are
Alpha & Omega/Freedom
Ministries, First Christian
Church, New Hope Baptist,
New Vision Worship Center
and San Alfonso's Chapel.
Games last Tuesday were
both close. In the 6:45 game,
Holy Child won 11-7 over
Alpha & Omega.
Leadoff batter Tita led Holy
Child with three trips around
the base paths. Zita came home
twice and Sabina Hernandez,
Kristina Garcia, Liberty Mush-
rush, Vira, Lucy Garcia and
Susanna Castillo each added a
run.
For Alpha & Omega, Lori
Dees was the only batter to
score twice. Adding solo scores
were Jodi Griffin, Sami Jo Mor-
gan, Stephanie R., Emily Ward


and Wanda Stettler.
The Tuesday 8:15 game was
even closer as First Methodist
edged First Christian 9-8.
Meagan Smith, Jennifer Bry-
ant and Shauntee Hines each
circled the bases twice for First
Methodist. Elene Salas and
pickup players Liberty Mush-
rush and kishonea Lampley-
each chipped in with_ a-j.tt
Hines scored the winning run in
the top of the seventh and First
Methodist stopped a First
Christian three-run rally in the
home half of the seventh.
Angel Lang topped First
Christian with twin trips to
home plate. Kimberly Miller,
Brittany Hines, Sandy Driskell,
Paige Massey and Stacy Gough
added the other scores.
Games were a bit more diver-
gent on Thursday evening. In
the opener New Hope Baptist
won 16-7 over New Vision.
Kate Thomas and Regan
Davenport each scored four
times for New Hope. Beth Rad-
ford, Sharon Nooe and Mimi
each put a pair of runs on the
board and Michelle Graham
and Courtney T. each added a
run.


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Pauley, Beverly Pauley, Mindy
Hayman and Sandra Holt each'
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In the Thursday nightcap,
Alpha & Qmega came back for
a 25-18 win over San Alfonso's.
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and Stephanie had three tallies
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Maria Anslemo was the only
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Carmen, Melinda Silva and
Maggie Olvera had twin scores
and Priscilla, Francisca Olvera,
Irma Arce, Veronica Castanon
and Sasha each added a run.
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
license was issued recently in
the office of the county court:
Jose Alejandro Lazo Sr., 41,
Wauchuja, and Amparo Ade-
laida Murillo, 35, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
'ly by the county judge:
Capital One Bank vs. Mari-
,bel Maya, judgment.
U.S. Credit Agency LLC vs.
Lesa Grimsley, judgment.
InternationalPortfolio Inc.
vs. Candy Hamilton, stipulated
agreement approved, judgment
:upon default.
North Star Acquisition LLC
vs. Magdalene Deleon, volun-
tary dismissal.
Hilco Receivables LLC vs.
James Johnston and Sue Johns-
ton, judgment.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
James M. Tindall, voluntary
dismissal.
LVNV Funding LLC vs.
Krystal R. Carter, default judg-
ment.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Joe Mario Gonzales, disor-
derly intoxication, adjudication
withheld, $325 fine and court
costs, $50 cost of prosecution
(COP); resisting arrest without
violence, not prosecuted.
Christopher Lynn King,
criminal mischief, one day in
jail with credit for time served
(CTS), $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP.
Kenneth Adam King, tres-
pass other than structure or con-
veyance, adjudication withheld,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
COP.
Cecil Winthrop Crews, viola-
tion of a domestic violence
injunction for protection, $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees and $50 COP
placed on lien..
Dana Marie Duff, possession
of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia, adjudica-
tion withheld, probation six
months, alcohol/drug abuse
evaluation/treatment, warrant-
less search and seizure, random
drug screens, $325 fine and,
court costs, $100 public defend-
er fees, $50 COP.
Tavaris Dontae Harris, petit
-theft, possession of marijuana
and possession of drug para-
phernalia, one months CTS,
$325 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 COP,
$300 restitution.
Edward Charles Kilgore Jr.,
possession of marijuana, adju-
dication withheld, one month
and one day CTS, probation six
months, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP.
Enrique Velazquez, criminal
mischief, adjudication with-
held, probation one year, no
contact with victim, $325 fine


and court costs, '$100 public
defender fees, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs, $1,081.52
restitution.
Sandra Williams, petit theft
and fraudulent use of a credit
card, probation one year, $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fees, $50 COP, $96
restitution, 50 hours community
service.
Jose Guadalupe Rosales. vio-
lation of probation (original
charge possession of marijua-
na), probation revoked, four
months in jail, $100 public
defender fees and $50 COP
added to outstanding fines and
.fees and placed on lien.
Daniel Lee Shoffner, tres-,
pass, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs, 20 hours
community service.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Robert
Bryan See et al, petition to fore-
close mortgage.
Xiong Paye o/bio minor
child and the state Department
of Revenue (DOR) vs. Ramiro
Trevino, petition for child sup-
port.
Martin Luna vs. Nelson
Jacob Adams, damages auto
negligence.
Lisa J. Gross and DOR vs.
Mark Stevens, interstate peti-
tion for child support.
Evelyn Howard Setters vs.
Kevin Lee Setters, petition for
injunction for protection.
Vicki Sarah Harrell and DOR
vs. Stephen Wayne Harrell,
petition for child support.
Tammy D. Hill Crosby vs.
Bruce Siff, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Sarah Crosby vs. Bruce Siff,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Evelyn Martin vs. State Farm
Insurance Co., breach of con-
tract.
Josefina Garcia vs. Foremost
Insurance Co., breach of con-
tract.
Bobbie Jayne Barker vs.
Jonathan Pleger, petition for
injunction for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Patricia Bandy and Robert
Bandy, divorce.
Kyndall L. Mushrush and
Perry Mushrush, divorce.
Joseph F. Ussery and DOR
vs. Iris L. Lewis, child support
order.
HSBC Bank USA vs.
Roxanne Rodriguez et al, vol-
untary dismissal.
Joseph J. Nolan and Lea
Family Partnership LTD vs.
First Hardee Holding Group
d/b/a First National Bank of


Wauchula et al, plaintiff's
motion denied, judgment for
defendant.
Rosario Herrera and DOR.vs.
Carlos Alberto Perez Rios, vol-
untary dismissal.
Krista Rucker and DOR vs.
Frederick Hansen, voluntary
dismissal.
Dustin Skitk, vs. Sarah
Starratt, order. ,'
Linda Jimenez vs. Pedro
Jimenez, injunction for protec-
tion.
Rebecca Santoya and Adrian
Santoya, divorce.
Joanie Valdez and DOR vs.
Edward Emmanuel Garcia,
child support order.
Betty J. Floyd vs. William J.
Bishop, order.
'Monica Jean Norris vs. Kirby
Lee Clarke, order.
Wendy Jane Guzman and
Rene Guzman, divorce.
Leann Michele Barwick and
John Larry Barwick Jr., di-
vorce.
Cassy Southerland vs. J.C.
Richardson, child support order.

The following inactive civil
cases were dismissed for lack
of progress:
Steven Anderson and Kamie
Anderson.
Alvaro Aviles Jr. and Crystal
L. Cisneros.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of last
week by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tibn. 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.
Mayra Alejandra Castillo,
grand theft and fraudulent use
of credit card, adjudication
withheld, 18 months probation,
$520 fine and court costs, $100
COP, $411.96 restitution, 100
hours community service;
forgery, not prosecuted.
Nelson Tyrone Lee, resen-
tence on charges of possession
of cocaine, possession of mari-
juana, resisting an officer with
violence and fleeing to elude an
officer, one year one day
Florida State Prison CTS,
license suspended one year,
$520 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $100
COP.
Matthew McCauley, grand
theft, probation 18 months,'
$520 fine and court costs, $200
public defender fees and $100
COP placed on lien; misde-


meanor driving without a
license, time served.
Rogelio Mendoza, traffick-
ing in methamphetamine, five
years Florida State Prison,
license suspended two years,
$52,915 fine and court costs,
$350 public defender fees and
$100 public defender fees
placed ohn lien; possession of
marijuana, time served.
Jose Angel Garza, burglary
with assault or battery, domestic
battery and criminal mischief,
transferred to county misde-
meanor court.
Benjamin Method, resisting
arrest without violence, resist-
ing a merchant, trespass and
fleeing to elude an officer,


transferred to county court.
Josephina Valdiviez Torres,
two counts neglect of child,
probation three years, no con-
tact with children under age 19,
$495 fine and court costs, $350
public defender fees, $365.68
restitution; defrauding a sec-
ondary metals recycler and
dealing in stolen property, not
prosecuted.
Raymond Mark Medrano,
sale of methamphetamine, two
counts possession of metham-
phetamine, possession of
hydrocodone and fleeing to
elude an officer, four years pro-
bation, license suspended two
years, curfew, no alcohol or
drugs, random screens, evalua-


tion/treatment, warrantless
search and seizure, $1,015 fines
and court costs, $200 COP; pos-
session of marijuana and three
counts possession of drug para-
phernalia, time served.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:;
Arthur Vaughn Sr. and,
Gladys M. Albritton to James
and Susan S. Watts, $362,000.
Ronald F. and Sharon D. .
Moye to Putnam Groves Inc.,
$9.5 million.
Israel and Deborah Ann
Naranjo to Geraldo and Alida
Bandel, $60,000.


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District is proposing to amend the following rule: 40D-1.607 F.A.C.

Summary of Proposed Rules: To increase each permit application fee authorized under
Part IV of Chapter 373, Florida Statutes, (F.S.), to require a minimum fee of $250 for a
Noticed General Permit or Individual permit, to require a minimum fee of $100 for verifi-
cation that an activity is exempt from regulation under Section 403.813, F.S. or Part IV of
Chapter 373, F.S., and to provide for the periodic adjustment of those fees, in accordance
with the requirements of Section 373.109, F.S.

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULES AND A COPY
OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT OF EACH, IS: Karen E. West, Deputy General Counsel,
Office of General Counsel, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899, (352)
796-7211, ext. 4657.


NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE: The Southwest Florida Water Management District is
proposing to amend the following rules: 40D-1.600, 0OD-1.604, 40D-1.6105, 40D-
1.1003, 40D-1.1010, 40D-2.041, OD-2.091, 40D-2.311, 40D-2.331, 40D-2.381, 40D-
4.021, 40D-4.091, 40D-40.302, 40D-40.381, F.A.C.

Summary of Proposed Rules: Recent legislation mandated that the District Governing
Board delegate to the District executive director and designated staff responsibility to
take final action on all water use and environmental resource permit applications, as well
as petitions for variance or waiver of permitting requirements. District staff now exercise
permitting authority for all individual permit applications in addition to general and
noticed general permits, which historically have been issued by staff, and will be pro-,
cessing denials of permit applications unless the applicant requests that the application
proposed for denial be referred to the Governing Board for final action. However, District
rules describing the application processes for individual and general permits and for per-
mit denials distinguish between individual and general permit processing procedures,
and some of these rules are now inconsistent with actual practices. The District is pro-
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mit applications to the existing permitting practices.

As to specific amendments, Rule 40D-1.600, F.A.C., is repealed. Rules 40D-1.604,
1.6105, 1.1003, 2.311, 2.331, 2.381, and 40.381, F.A.C., are amended to substitute the
word "District" for "Governing Board." Rule 40D-1.1010, F.AC., is amended to. apply to
final agency action regardless of whether it is taken by staff or the Governing Board. The
definitions of individual and general permits set forth in Rules 40D-2.041 and 4.021,-
FA.C., are amended such that permits are no longer defined by whether they are issued
by staff or the Governing Board. Descriptions of which permits are issued by staff and
which are issued by the Governing Board are deleted from the Basis of Review con-
tained in both the Water Use Permit Information Manual and the Environmental
Resource Permitting Information Manual.

THE PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE PROPOSED RULES AND A COPY
OF THE PRELIMINARY DRAFT OF EACH, IS: Martha A. Moore, Senior Attorney, Office
of General Counsel, 2379 Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899, (352) 796-7211,
ext. 4660.
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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

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: JOSEPH W. BRYANT, JR.

'Said property being In the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described In such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 2d day of September, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 21i"day of July, 2009.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee Cbunty, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD012XXXX 7:308:2oc


INVITATION TO BID

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS

HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

WAUCHULA HILLS WATER AND SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE 2

Sealed bids will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, hereinafter referred to as
"County", at:

Hardee County Purchasing Department
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863)773-5014

until 2:00 RM. on September 23, 2009, at which time they will be publicly opened by the County Purchasing Director or
his designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time specified will not be accepted.

The BIDS shall be based on providing all materials, equipment and labor for the construction of the WAUCHULA HILLS
WATER AND SEWER IMPROVEMENTS, PHASE 2. This project is partially funded by State Appropriation LP 6036/3.
The contractor shall be responsible for providing all materials, equipment and labor necessary for installation of approx-
imately 7,500 feet of gravity sewer, 30 sanitary manholes, 35 sewer laterals extended to the property line, 7,900 feet of.
8" water main, 15 fire hydrants, 35 water services extended to the property line, and dirt/asphalt road restoration as nec-
essary to complete the project per the plans and specifications. Drawings, specifications and other contract documents
may be examined at the Hardee County Purchasing Office, 205 Hanbhey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873. Drawings, spec-
ifications and other contract documents can be purchased at Craig A. Smith & Associates, 7777 Glades Road, Suite
410, Boca Raton, FL 33434 for the nonh-refundable amount of $150.00. Checks shall be made payable to Craig A. Smith
& Associates. All technical questions shall be addressed to Craig A. Smith & Associates, Mr. Greg A. Giarratana,
(561)314-4445, ext. 223.

Hardee County is an, equal opportunity employer and is inviting MBE and WBE firms to bid on this project. Bidders shall
make every effort possible to utilize local contractors for this project. Hardee County adheres to a Local Preference
Policy. For details, contact Jack Logan, Purchasing Director, at (863)773-5014.

BIDDERS shall confine their BIDS to the project in its entirety. Pairtal .BIDS will not be considered. Each BIDDER shall
submit with this BID, evidence that .he is.licensed to perform the work and services or qualified by examination to be so:
licensed. BIDS must be sealed and the'outside of the envelope MUST be marked: "BID WAUCHULA HILLS WATER
AND SEWER IMPROVEMENTS PHASE 2"

Each BID shall be accompanied by a certified check or by an acceptable (according to the Department of Treasury,
Circular 570) BID BOND in an amount equal to at least five (5) percent of the amount of the BID payable to the Board
of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, as a guarantee that if the BID is accepted the BIDDER will exe-
cute the CONTRACT and file acceptable PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT SURETY BONDS equal to one hundred per-
cent (100%) of the contract price within ten (10) days after written notice of the AWARD OF CONTRACT. No bidder may
withdraw its BID for a period of ninety (90) days after the date of Bid opening.

Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed and miri-
mum wage rates to be paid under the Contract., Section 3, Segregated Facilities, Section 109 Executive Order 11246,
and all applicable laws and regulations of the Federal government and the
State of Florida, and bonding and insurance requirements.

Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or irregularities in any BID; delete any portion of the proj-
ect; extend the project within the limits of the work involved which in its judgment is in the best interest of the County.
Bids may be withdrawn prior to the date and time of bid opening.. The County reserves the right to reject any or all bid(s)
and may postpone the award of the Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty (60) calendar
days from the Bid opening date.

Dale Johnson, Chairman 8:2
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