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Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


109th Year, No. 38
3 Sections, 24 Pages


Thursday, August 27, 2009


Escape Attempt At Jail


Fails


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
An escape attempt at the
Hardee County Jail on Sunday
morning was foiled within sec-
onds.
Roy Martin, 44, of 3231 SR
64 E., Wauchula, now faces a
second-degree felony charge of


escape in addition to the multi-
ple drug counts which have
kept him behind bars since his
original March 19 arrest.
According to sheriffs Col.
Claude Harris Jr., Martin tried
to climb his way to freedom
shortly after 8 a.m. that day.
Within 32 seconds, he was back


on the ground again.
Harris explained that Martin
was one of 22 inmates taken to
the jail's interior recreation yard
Sunday morning for scheduled
recreation time. Martin, he
alleged, used his time to unrav-
el the chain-link fencing on a
gate, and shimmy underneath to


the other side.
The rec yard was identified
as a weak spot several years ago
during a prior escape attempt,
and has since been made more
secure. In that earlier effort, an
inmate stood a picnic table on
end to climb to the top of a stor-
age shed within the yard. From


the roof of that shed, he scram-
bled onto the roof of the facility
at large, planning to jump off to
freedom on the other side.
Since that time, jail authori-
ties have cut the rec yard in
half, installing a tall chain-link
fence, with a gate, in the mid-
dle. The inmates' half was then
roofed over with metal, effec-
tively creating a secured com-
partment for recreation, while
the other half remained open-
aired and provided sun.
Martin, Harris charged, sat
on the ground against that
See ESCAPE 2A


First School Day



'Smoothest' Yet


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
"It was one of the smoothest
opening days in my 38-year his-
tory working with the Hardee
County school system:"
So proclaimed Schools
Superintendent David Dura-
stanti on Tuesday afternoon,
following the first day of a new
academic, year on Monday.
Durastanti said he traveled to
four of the county's elementary
schools early Monday morning,
"and didn't see a crying eye."
Two stops at Hardee Senior
High School that day showed
everybody in their proper
places and on task.
By Tuesday, the schools head
had paid a visit to every school
in the district. "I talked with all
the administrators in all the
schools, and everything was
going smoothly," he said.
Added Durastanti, "Every-
body's excited."


'Bowling Green Elementary
School Principal Kathy Clark
concurred. "It was so exciting
to see our current students
return and meet our new stu-
dents and parents," she said of
the first day back to class. All
went "incredibly smooth," she
noted.
"Some of our little ones shed
a few tears as mom and dad
left," Clark added. "I think we
had some parents shed tears
also, as their children embarked
on a new part of life's journey."
Clark said enrollment is up
by 30 students at her school.
School starts promptly at
7:30 a.m., she said. Breakfast
begins.at 7. Dismissal time is
1:45 in the afternoon, and all
students must be off campus by
2:05, Clark reminded.
"Opening day at Wauchula
Elementary School couldn't
have gone any smoother,"
See FIRST 3A


HE DID IT!


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Just because it was the very first day of classes, that didn't cut out creativity and learning at Wauchula Elementary
,School. Here, new first graders (from left) Morgan Hellein and Zoe Garza in Jessica Mann's classroom draw and
color proper clothing onto paper cutouts.



Hardee Still Under Severe Drought


By JQAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Weather prediction: scattered
.thunderstorms and showers.


WEATHER
08/19 91 75 0.01
08/20 94 74 1.48
08/21 94 74 0.28
08/22 91 72 0.01
08/23 92 73 0.00
08/24 92 73 1.42
08125 91 72 0.21
Toa. Ralnfull to OBI25109 o 29.10
Same period last year 33.69
Ten Year Average 52.96
Soracc Unki. of Fla. One Renerh Cerner

INDEX
Classifieds..................5B
Community Calendar....4A
Courthouse Report.......6C
Crime Blotter.................6C
Hardee Living................ 2B
Information Roundup....4A
Obituaries................... 4A
What's For Lunch..........7C



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7 18122 072 90 3


Water, water everywhere, but
not enough.
These two sentences seeming
so diametrically opposed are a
description of how it is these
days. Water conservation re-
mains a number one priority,,
with lawn watering still limited
to one day a week before 8 a.m.
or after 6 p.m.
"Actually, we're getting
enough rainfall that residents
don't need to be watering their
lawns. Residents should be able
to turn off their irrigation sys-
tems during the rainy season,"
said Dave Moore, area district
director.
According to the Southwest
Florida Water Management
District, Hardee is one of eight
counties in the district which
are still on Orange or Severe
water shortage restrictions.
"August rainfall has been below
normal and the district's water
resources, aquifers, rivers and
lakes, are declining. We need
above-normal rainfall for the
water-resources to fully recover
from the effects of the drought,"
said Granville Kinsman, district
hydrologic data manager.
That's better than the six
Tampa Bay counties which are
under Red or Extreme water
shortage, limiting the Peace
River Manasota Regional Water


Supply Authority and the tri-
county Tampa Bay Area. Only
Marion County has Normal
water use.
On Aug. 7, aquifer-levels in
the district's South region of
Hardee, DeSoto, Charlotte,
Highlands, Manatee and Sara-
sota counties, were averagely at
1.12 feet on a normal level of 0
to 8 feet.
By this week, they were at


3.46 feet, quite different from
the historic August average of
8.02 inches. Aquifers are the
underground layers of rock and
sand that hold water. In south-
west Florida, more than 80 per-
cent of the water supply comes
from aquifers.
Outdoor irrigation accounts
for as much as 50 percent of
residential water usage, so skip-
See HARDEE 2A


Disaster Loans Offered


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Federal disaster loans are
available to eligible farmers
who have suffered losses from
the continued drought, govern-
ment agencies announced last
week.
The U.S. Secretary of
Agriculture issued a disaster
declaration for several Florida
counties in order to help farm-
ers recover from damages and
losses to their crops. Following
that declaration, the.U.S. Small
Business Administration said it
is making "economic injury"
loans available to small busi-
nesses, small agricultural coop-
eratives and private non-profit


organizations of any size.
Hardee is one of 17 counties
in the state that are included in
the disaster aid.
Crop damage or loss must
have occurred between March
15 and May 26 of this year.
Loans of up to $2 million are
available. They will carry an
interest rate of four percent and
terms of up to 30 years.
I For more information or to
check eligibility, call the Small
Business Administration's cus-
tomer service center at (800)
659-2955 or send an e-mail to
disastercustomerservice@sba.g
ov.
Deadline to apply is March
22, 2010.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Wauchula Police Chief Bill Beattle leads the handcuffed
David "Royal Flush" off to "Jail" as part of this month's
Friday Night Live activities in downtown Wauchula. The
monthly event, hosted by Main Street Wauchula Inc., fea-
tured a "Mystery on Main," with a fantasy bank robbery
for attendees to solve. When all clues were collected, It
was Royal who committed the fictional crime. For more
photos of the night of fun, see 6A.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, August 27, 2009


r The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
JAMES R. KELLY .
Publisher/Editor


CYI


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



115 S. Seventh Ave.
P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


NTHIA M. KRAHL
Managing Editor
RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY'DE SANTIAGO
Io 8j Asst. Prod. Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255
Fax: (863) 773-0657


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Y GIVE


COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee County Family YMCA hosted a United Way employee fundraising campaign on Saturday, themed to the
1980s. Judith George of the Hardee Help Center was the guest speaker. George, shown above holding a T-shirt,
explained the services offered by the Hardee Help Center and how United Way's funding plus the support of the com-
munity make all those services possible. The YMCA staff members dressed in their favorite '80s outfits for the cam-
paign. The event ended with 100 percent support in giving to United Way.


Free Class

Focuses On


kp-iivi' qnimn Freedoms


By Jim


Hundreds of cattle are sold by auction every Monday at the
Hardee Livestock Market in Wauchula.
On Monday steers brought 50 cents'to $1.90 a pound for an
average of 96 cents a pound. Heifers ranged from 54 cents to $1.65
a pound for an average of 83 cents a pound.
Cows ranged from 10 cents to 45.5 cents a pound for.a 33-cent
average. Bulls sold for 28 to 49 cents a pound for an average of 35
cents.

Congratulations to Asian-born Y.E. Yang for recently winning
the PGA title. He came from behind to defeat Tiger Woods, who
had won five pro tournaments earlier this season but no majors.
Tiger has won 17 majors, trailing Jack Nicklaus who has 21.

Congratulations to Eli Manning who is making $15 million a
year as quarterback of the New York Giants. He is the first or sec-
- ond highest paid NFL player. He and his older brother Peyton,
quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts, have- each won one Super
Bowl Title.
Peyton (Tennessee) never could beat the Florida Gators
coached by Steve Spurrier. Eli (Mississippi) twice led his team to
wins over Florida coached by Ron Zook. Ole Miss even upset the
Gators last year in Gainesville as UF went on to win the national
title under coach Urban Meyer.

The state of Florida had a slight decrease in population in 2008
for the first time since 1946. Florida has 18.7 million residents, a
decline of 58,294 from 2008.

A big archery tournament will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, at 8
a.m. at the Central Florida Bow Hunters Range off U.S. 17 between
Bowling Green and Fort Meade. This is for ages 9 and up. A lunch
will be provided. There are nice prizes for winners and door prizes
as well. Registration begins at 7 a.m.
For more information call the Bowling Green First Baptist
Church at 375-2253 or Sean Greenlee at 863-559-0292.

This reporter urges everyone to drive carefully.
A Sunday auto crash in the Center Hill area of Sumter County
killed three young people. The 21-year-old driver lost control and
the vehicle hit a tree, killing him and two other young men, ages 19
and 22. The mishap occurred just after midnight Sunday morning.
No one was wearing seatbelts.
One mistake three young lives lost.

Wauchula's Ben Albritton in the second quarter reported dona-
tions of $131,625 in his campaign for state representative. He is a
Republican. (Source: July 26-issue, Lakeland Ledger.)
He reported 11 donations from Bowling Green $500 each
from Robert Abbott, Derren Bryan, Ernestine Durrance, Johnson
Harvesting Inc., Steve Johnson,' Marie Lambert, and Torrey Oaks
Golf Course, $264 from Jon Ackerly, $200 from Charles
Nicholson, $150 from Donald Samuels, and $250 from Paul
Samuels.
There were nine donors from Zolfo Springs: $500 each from
D&S Cattle Company, S&D Feeders, Sunshine Foliage World,
Mancini Packing Company and Veg-King Inc, $150 from Lex
Albritton Jr., $100 frgm Robert Hanchey, $100 from Ninfa Skipper,
and $250 from Arnold Lanier.
There were 84 donors from Wauchula. The candidate loaned
$15,000 to his own campaign. Donating $500 were 3-N Groves,
Albritton Insurance, Benny Albritton, Joseph Albritton, Pamela
Albritton, Terry Atchley, Benny Albritton Grove Service, Joseph
Brennick, Carlton Enterprises of Hardee County Inc., Dr. Barbara
Carlton, Doyle E. Carlton III, Chapman Fruit Company, Adrian
Chapman, Jessie Clark, Linda Clark, Chester Conerly, J.W. Crews.
Jr., Candis Davis, Edgar Davis, Joe L. Davis Jr., Joe L. Davis Sr.,
William Davis, Jane Durando, Lory Durrance, Ronald Durrance,
Floridi Fertilizer Company, William Gill, John Gough, Hardee
Citrus Management, Jim See Realty, JLC Farms, Dale Johnson,
Sarah Johnson, Jones Cattle and Citrus, Miles Judah, Kenneth
Lambert, Michael Manley, John O'Neal, F.L. Revell, Oneita
Revell, RGC Heartland Properties, David Royal, Rutland 202,
Donna Salmon, Paul Schossow, Carlene Schumann, James See,
Vernon See, Donald Smith, Jerald Southwell, Thomas Trevino,
Georgg Wadsworth Jr., and Diana Youmans.
Other Wauchula contributors were Malissa Albritton, $427;
Alicia Baker, $100; William Beattie, $200; Charles Cannon, $100;
Central Pump and Irrigation, $250; Linda Cobb, $250; Conley
Grove Service, $250; Kathy Crawford, $100; David Singletary,
$250; Gary Delatorre, $250; Walter Farr, $250; Richard Giroux,
$100; Graham Income Tax Service, $100; Hanchey's Carpets,
$250; Homes of Wauchula Inc., $250; Dr. James M. Pyle III, $300;
Robert Krause, $250; L. Cobb Construction Co., $250; Sammie
Long, $100; Kenneth Miller, $100; Robert Paris, $100; Brian Pohl,
$100; Joseph Pohl, $100; Candace Preston, $125; Robarts Family
Funeral Home, $100; Zerelda Smith, $100; Dr. Clifton
Timmerman, $100; Ullrich's Water Conditioning Services, $300;
John Ullrich, $100; and Mabry E. Wilkins, $200.
Albritton's second quarter campaign finance report showed
donors from Alturas, Apollo Beach, Arcadia, Auburndale, Avon


What are the rights Ameri-
cans enjoy?
Where did they come from?
These and other questions
will be answered in the eight-
week class "Studies in Ameri-
can Freedom," which begins
tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 in
the fellowship hall at Riverview
Heights Baptist Church.
The class will study the ideals
this nation's founding fathers.
held dear, and how in the sum-
mer of 1787 they shaped them
into a new form of government.
The class is an investigation
into the 28 monumental pre-
cepts upon' which the U.S.
Constitution was constructed.
Teaching the class will be the
Rev. Jim Harris.
There is no enrollment fee,
and books and materials will be
provided for free.
Organizers do, however, wel-
come donations from the com-
munity as they take on the
expense of presenting this free-
dom study without cost to par-
ticipants.
The coordinators are Chet
Huddleston,' 781-1514, chet82-
@ymail.com; Jim Harris, 832-
1765, h91221@juno.com; and
Steve Spinks, 445-0284, amish-
steve,@gmail.com.
To learn more, visit Studies in
American Freedom on the Web
at www.safree.ning.com.
Riverview Heights Baptist
Church is located at 1321 E.
Main St. in Wauchula.


COURTHOUSE REPORT
An entry in Aug. 13's
Courthouse Report for civil
actions filed within the
Circuit Court noted a judg-
ment for attorney's fees
against Tammy J. Prine. In
clarification, James H.
Prine Jr. is not a party to
that judgment.
At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


chain-link gate, and began
working the fencing, unraveling
it from the bottom. Surveillance
video then shows' Martin get-
ting up and walking away for a
few minutes.
Next, the colonel alleged,
Martin was on the other side of
the gate, climbing the fence.
The camera, he said, had
stopped filming for a short peri-
od of time, but there was no evi-
dence it .had been tampered
with. "It was a blip," Harris
described.
When filming resumed, .it'
showed detention deputies in
the yard and looking up toward


the roof. Martin is seen climb-
ing back down.
Harris said Ofc. Brian
Albritton was the first to spot
the escape attempt, immediate-
ly notifying the control room.
Albritton saw Martin near the
roof line, but slowed by a row
of razor wire.
Martin was charged with
escaping from the inner secured
complex and trying to escape
the outer compound.
Harris said when inter-
viewed, Martin said he was
"going to die in prison," and


that is why he tried to climb his
way out of the jail.
The colonel said jail officials
will now remove the gate.,
Authorities will still be able to
gain access to that half of the
yard and its storage shed
through interior steel doors, he
said. That outside access will be
gone.
"They show us where our
weaknesses are," he said of
inmates who try to get-out. "We
respond, and our adjustments
usually go well past what they
show us."


Tuesday Brings Elderly Invited


Higher Tag,

Title Fees
Residents can save money by
renewing tags and titles by Aug.
31 if their birthday is Nov. 30 or
before. They can renew at the
old prices, reports Hardee Tax
Collector Zee Smith.
The Florida Legislature earli-
er this year raised fees substan-
tially effective Sept. 1.
Residents who are eligible
can renew car, truck and boat
tags and driver licenses now,
before the increase.




HARDEE
Continued From 1A
ping a week of irrigation can
result in a significant water sav-
ings. Car washing is also limit-
ed to once per week. Landscape
watering is limited to before 8
a.m. or after 6 p.m.
New and replacement sod,
plugs or seed has a 30-day
establishment period. For the
first 15 days, it can be watered
daily. On days 16 to 30, it can
be watered every other day.
New plants have a 60-day
establishment period, divided in
half as sod watering is.
For every other day watering
even-numbered addressed may
water on Tuesday, Thursday
and Saturday. Odd-numbered
addresses may be watered on
Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
These and other restrictions
remain in effect until the end of
September, unless SWFWMD
extends them again as it has
multiple times since first enact-
ed in January 2007. Restrictions
apply to public water supplies
and private ones too, including
residential wells.


Park, Babson Park, Bartow, Belle Glade, Bradenton, Bradley,
Brandon, Clermont, Coral Gables; Davenport, Dover, Eagle Lake,
Fort Meade, Fort Pierce, Frostproof, Fort Myers, Immokalee,
LaBelle, Lake Alfred, Lake Placid, Lake Wales, Lakeland, Land O'
Lakes, Lithia, Mulberry, Myakka City, Naples, New Port Richey,
Ocala, Orlando, Oveido, Palmetto, Plant City, Port St. Lucie, Punta
Gorda, Riverview, Sarasota, Sebring, Sun City Center, Tallahassee,
Tampa, Valrico, Venus, Vero Beach, West Palm Beach, Wimauma,
Winter Haven, plus single donors from six states, including $500
from Mosaic Fertilizer LLC of Minneapolis, Minn.

Congratulations to Michael Vick, who has completed his
prison term to bankrolling illegal dogfighting and has changed
from being an Atlanta Falcon to another bird variety, a Philadelphia
Eagle. Other bird names in the NFL are the Seahawks and
Cardinals.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Only 23 percent of senior cit-
izens in the area participate in
SNAP.
The Supplemental Nutrition
Assistance Program, also called
the Food Stamp Program, is
specifically designed to help
participants have a healthier
lifestyle and self-sufficiency as
long as possible.
An estimated 7,000. people
age 60 and over in Hardee,
Highlands and DeSoto counties
are eligible for the SNAP pro-
gram. To be eligible, people
have to be living at or below
130 percent of Federal Poverty
Guidelines. This means $1,027
monthly income and $3,000 in
assets. For a couple, it would be
$1,517 monthly income and
$3,000 in assets.
The Heartland Rural Health
Network has'recently received a
$74,000 grant from the U.S.
Department of Agriculture.
Jean Mullins, tri-county out-
reach and eligibility specialist,
said recently, "There are many
myths that seniors may have
about using Food Stamps. I am


here to give them the facts and
encourage enrollment in this
program. By participating in
this program, they are able to
not only improve their health
status by eating nutritious
meals, but also have some addi-
tional financial resources to
help cover other household
expenses."
Seniors are able to get bene-
fits for two years at a time. In
determining their income, they
can receive credit for medical
and prescription drug bills ex-
ceeding $35 per month unless
an insurance company pays for
them. They are still able to get
Meals on Wheels.
For more information, local
churches and social organiza-.
tions are encouraged to sched-
ule a presentation by Mullins by
calling her at 863-452-0638.
Every $5 in food stamps gen-
erates nearly twiceas much in
local economic spending. If
food stamp participation rose
just five percent, nearly $2.5
billion in new economic activi-
ty would be generated nation-
wide, says a press release
Mullins provided.


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion 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 that may be of public
interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
Public Hearing termination of grant of drainage ease-
ment, 8:35 a.m.
Public Hearings fire protection agreement with Polk
County and 9-11 Dispatch Interlocal Agreement with Polk County,
8:50 a.m.
Application for a recreation grant to develop RV camping at
Hardee Lakes Park., 9:10 a.m.
Residential rate changes for water and wastewater for the
Peace River utility system, 9025 a.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee'County Commission for those wl~o
may wish to plan to attend.


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Principal Sonja Bennett con-
curred.
"Students returned eager to
see their friends and start the
new year. Surprisingly, there
were no tears, even with the
new kindergarten students," she
added.
Bennett said there will be an
Open House for parents next
Thursday. For grades K-2, it
will be held at 5:30; for grades
3-5, at 6:15 p.m.
Breakfast is served every
morning from 7 to 7:25 at
Wauchula Elementary School,
she said. "The last breakfast is
served at 7:25, so it is important
for students to arrive on time if
they want to eat breakfast at
school," Bennett reminded.
At the other end of the coun-
ty, Zolfo Springs Elementary
School Principal Jan Beckley
reported an equally successful
opening day, with 493 pupils
W"" '. '7


present. That number, she said,
is 13 more than last year's.
"All teachers and paraprofes-
sionals were on hand before
school to welcome children to
their classrooms and to direct
new students to the correct
teacher," Beckley described.
While that made the morning
less traumatic for tiny ones, the
same did not hold true for all
grownups. "The students had
dry eyes, but that cannot be said
for the parents," Beckley said.
The school's annual "Boo Hoo
Breakfast" had 25 parents in
attendance.
"They had a hard time sepa-
rating from their kindergarten-
ers," she observed. To help,
they were handed tissues for
wet eyes and goodie bags which
included suggestions for assist-
ing in their child's learning
processes at home.


Zolfo Springs Elementary is
served by a total of 11 school
buses, and all students were
delivered to the new academic
year with no incidents, she said.
Beckley has asked that par-
ents remember to label all items
.their children ,bring to school,
especially backpacks and
sweaters or jackets.
Transportation Director Rob
Krahl, in his first year at that
job, said opening day gave him
new insight into the complexi-
ties of safely transporting near-
ly 3,000 children to and from
their respective homes and
schools.
"It was my first 'first day' in
transportation," he noted. "It
takes a lot of coordination,
cooperation and hard work," he
said of his department's task.
"I commend my staff on an
excellent job," the director
added.


Krahl said opening day went
well, with just a few children
getting on the wrong bus.
"But," he said, "they were locat-
ed and then redirected to the
right place."
Food Service Director
George Kelly, also in his first
year at that position, deemed his
department's work a success.
"Every kid who was supposed
to eat,ate," said Kelly.
"As they brought in their
reports, all our managers said
they had a good day," he added.
Principal Doug Herron, who
has dual duties as leader of both
Hilltop Elementary School and
Hardee Junior High School,
reported an opening day which
"went much smoother than
anticipated."
Kindergarteners, he said,
seemed prepared for that first
day, he said. "When I asked one
group of kindergarteners if they
were scared or nervous, one lit-
tle boy immediately replied,
'We're not nuhvus.' "
Junior-high youngsters were
also ready for the big day,
Herron observed. "The students
moved to and from class quick-
ly, as if we were well into the
school year," the proud princi-


pal said.
Enrollment at Hilltop is
down, he said. It stood at 296
on opening day, but is expected
to climb during the first 10
days. The junior high stayed
about the same, at 1,065 stu-
dents.
Parents of junior-high stu-
dents can call the school to
check and see if particular items
of clothing will meet the
school's dress code, Herron
advised. He noted some of the
tie-dyed T-shirts seen on the
first couple days of classes will
not pass dress-code muster.
Concluded Herron, "I happen
to have three terrific assistant
principals working alongside
me. I really couldn't do it with-
out them. The staffs of each
school are also a great group of
professionals. Having such
great people is comforting,
especially in the high-stakes
business we're in."
Michele Polk, the new princi-
pal at Hardee Senior High
School, had. nothing but acco-
lades for students and staff.
"The overall feeling from
teachers, staff and students
about the upcoming school year
is quite positive," she said. "We


are going to have a great school
year!"
Polk attributed the smooth
opening day to an "energizing"
pre-planning week which in-
cluded a back-to-school lun-
cheon courtesy of Mosaic, a
variety of workshops, and much
time spent on scheduling.
"Returning students had a
schedule in place on Day 1,"
she said, and "new enrollees
were tended to in a timely man-
ner." All, Polk said, "were able
to quickly hit the ground run-
ning!"
Polk ended by noting she and
assistant principals Todd Dur-
den and Mary Farr visited every.
classroom during the first two
days. "We are quite impressed
with our students," she said.
"They are going a great job.
following dress code and other
new procedures, handling the
guidelines and expectations like
responsible young men and
women, and we are proud of
them.
"In case you didn't know,
we've got great students at
Hardee Senior High School!"
Polk exclaimed.
Enrollment there was at
1,307.


Second graders in Ashley Landry's classroom at Wauchula Elementary School have
taken their places in a brand-new academic year.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Parents Kimberly and Juan Coronado bring daughter Kiara to her first day in Michelle
Crutchfield's classroom at Wauchula Elementary School.

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE: The Southwest Florida Water Management
District is proposing to amend the following rule: 40D-3.037 F.A.C.

Summary of Proposed Rule: To incorporate by reference a revised Appendix dated July
2009 to the Memorandum of Agreement Between the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, Region IV, Superfund Division and the Southwest Florida Water Management
District. The revised Appendix adds the Alaric Area Groundwater Plume, Helena
Chemical Company and Stauffer Chemical Company Combined Superfund Sites, locat-
ed in Hillsborough County, to the list of Superfund sites to be addressed. by the
Agreement

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

The District does not discriminate on the basis of disability. Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation should contact Dianne Lee, (352) 796-7211, ext. 4658; TDD only: 1-800-
231-6103. 8:27c


Mom Sylvia Henry helps daughter Laynee settle into her desk in MaryLynne Driskell's
first-grade room at Wauchula Elementary School.


LFIREE TO TE UUIkBLIEI


LaQuinda Smith shares her daughters' enthusiasm as little Erikah Holley takes her seat
in first grade at Wauchula Elementary School, with older sister Brooklyn Graham offer-
ing encouragement.








4A The Herald-Advocate, August 27, 2009


Obituaries County Settles Zoning Issues


CLOIS B. DAVIS
Clois B. Davis, 81, of
Bowling Green, died on
Saturday, Aug: 22, 2009, in
Wauchula.
Borp June 29, 1928, in
Abbeyville, Ala., she came to
Hardee County in the 1940s.
She was a laborer in a packing
house and member of Marana-
tha Baptist Church.
Survivors include a brother
Robert Hendley and wife Marie
of Bowling Green.
Visitation was Tuesday from
6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts Garden
Chapel. Services were Wednes-
day at 4 p.m. at the Chapel with
the Rev. Jim Williams officiat-
ing. Interment followed at
Bowling Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


KATIE LEE MORGAN
Katie Lee Morgan, 89, of
Bowling Green, died on
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at
home.
Born in Georgia on Nov. 21,
1919, she had come to Fort
Meade as a young child before
moving to Alabama. She moved
from Alabama to Bowling
Green in 1954. She was the
owner of Katie's Restaurant and
attended First United Methodist
Church of Bowling Green. ,
She was preceded in death by
her husband H. Dale Morgan 32
years ago.
Survivors include two
daughters, Jean Bryan and hus-
band Doyle of Bowling Green
and Lynn Lessley, of Wauchula;
five grandchildren, Susan Yates
Lontine and husband Chuck of
Littleton, Colo., Deborah Yates
Haynes and husband Jerry of
Parrish, Stephanie Shaw Parker
and husband Mark of Wau-
chula, Jessica Shaw Steiner and
husband Jim of Charlotte, N.C.,
and Corey Chaney of Mulberry;
and six great-grandchildren,
Brenna and Starling Parker,
Lauren and Ben Lontine, and
Jonathan and Jeremy Haynes.
Visitation was Sunday, Aug.
23 from 2 to 3 p.m. at First
United Methodist Church of
Bowling Green, where services
were held at 3 p.m. with the
Rev. Steve 'Polk officiating.
Interment followed in Mt. Pis-
gah Cemetery. In lieu of flow-
ers, memorials may be sent to
the United Methodist Child-
ren's Home or Good Shepherd
Hospice.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula





KATIE LEE
MORGAN
Katie Lee Morgan, 89, of
Bowling Green, died on
Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2009, at
home.
Born in Georgia on Nov.
21, 1919, she had come to
Fort Meade as a young child
before moving to Alabama.
She moved from Alabama to,
Bowling Green in 1954. She
was the owner of Katie's
Restaurant and attended First
United Methodist Church of
Bowling Green.
She was preceded in death
by her husband H. Dale Mor-
gan 32 years ago.
Survivors include two
daughters, Jean Bryan and
husband Doyle of Bowling
Green and Lynn Lessley of
Wauchula; five grandchil-
dren, Susan Yates Lontine
and husband Chuck of Little-
ton, Colo., Deborah Yates
Haynes and husband Jerry of
Parrish, Stephanie Shaw
Parker abanhusband Mark of
Wauchula, Jessica Shaw
Steiner and husband Jim of
Charlotte, N.C., and Corey
Chaney of Mulberry; and six
great-grandchildren, Brenna
and Starling Parker, Lauren
and Ben Lontine, and
Jonathan and Jeremy Haynes.
Visitation was Sunday,
Aug. 23 from 2 to 3 p.m. at
First United Methodist
Church of Bowling Green,
where services were held at 3
p.m. with the Rev. Steve Polk
officiating. Interment fol-


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Where can you put a business
office, how can you subdivide
your land, how much space
does a collapsing communica-
tions tower take'?
Hardee County Commission-
ers made decisions on each of
these issues in a rescheduled
zoning meeting last week. It
was originally scheduled in late
July, when there wasn't a quo-
rum on hand to allow these pub-
lic hearings to be held.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
was unable to be at last week's
meeting as he was participating
in a state meeting to which he is
the commission liaison. The
other four commissioners,
Chairman Dale Johnson, Nick
Timmerman, Terry Atchley and
Bobby Smith made the unani-
mous decisions.
The first item on the agenda
concerned a request for a







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.


MAXIMA G. ESCOBEDO
Maxima G. Escobedo, 78, of
Wauchula, died on Wednesday,
July, 22, 2009, at her home.
Born in Progreso, Mexico,
on April 29,, 1931, she was a
housewife.
Survivors include her hus-
band Jose M. Escobedo of
Wauchula; four sons, Jose Es-
cobedo, Juan Antonio Esco-
bedo, Roberto Escobedo and
Francisco Escobedo; four
daughters, Juanita Escobedo,
Maria Garcia, Alma Escobedo
and Maxima Sanchez; three
brothers, Camilo Garcia, Lolo
Garcia and Lupe Garcia, all
from Mexico; three sisters,
Juany Garcia, Tomasa Garcia
and Franciscia Gardia, all from
Mexico; 25 grandchildren; 35
great-grandchildren; and two
great-great-grandchildren.
No services are set at this
time.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


Special Exception for 3.4 acres
on the south side of SR 64 East
between Greenleaf and Delaney
roads. The owners hope to oper-
ate a business for emei;gency
services restoration. They want
to use a metal building which
had been converted to a single-
family home, converting the
60x40 building back to an
office. They will keep two vans
and box truck on the premises
for business use, not really
impacting traffic in the area
where there are some other
agricultural business offices.
The emergency services
restoration business will assist
people who have an emergency,
say the washer breaks and
floods the utility room, kitchen








Co-Ed Softball
Meeting Monday
Everyone interested in a
co-ed softball fall season is
invited to a meeting Monday
at 6:30 p.m. at the Recrea-
tion Complex on Altman
Road just north of the high
school.
There is a maximum of 18
people on a team in the Co-
Ed League. For more infor-
mation, call Carl Coleman at
773-3872 or cell 781-3411.

Donate Blood
Oin Friday
The big red bus of Flori-
da's Blood Centers will be at
MidFlorida Credit Union,
1490 U.S. 17 North, Wau-
chula on Friday.
Between 1 and 5 p.m.,
people can donate blood
and/or blood products
(platelets, etc.) to help save
lives in Hardee County of
accident victims and others
who need emergency care.

Last Players'
Auditions Today
The last open audition for
the season's opening pro-
duction, "You're A Good
Man, Charlie Brown," will be
tonight (Thursday) at 6:30 in
the historic Wauchula City
Hall Auditorium, 225 E. Main
St. Wauchula.
The musical is all singing
parts. Anyone wanting to
audition, but unable to make
it tonight, can e-mail Bob
Klobuchar at Bob@hard-
eecountyplayers.com pr call
767-1220 to work out an
alternate time.


Sn ^ovtng J.emoitty














CLOIS B.
DAVIS
Clois B. Davis, 81, of
Bowling Green, died on
Saturday, Aug. 22, 20009, in
Wauchula.
Born in Abbeyville, Ala.,
on June 29, 1928, she came
to Hardee County in the
1940s. She was a laborer in a
packing house and member
of Maranatha Baptist Church.
Survivors include a broth-
er Robert Hendley and wife
Marie of Bowling Green; and
several nieces, nephews and
aunts, including Bobbie
Davis, and cousins, including
Jackie Kilpatrick and Dot
Oates.
Visitation was Tuesday
from 6 to 8 p.m. at Robarts
Garden Chapel. Services
were Wednesday at 4 p.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel with
the Rev. Jim Willilams offici-
ating. Interment followed in


and living room. They will
respond and be able to remove
the water and thoroughly clean
the premises to restore it to its
former condition.
The last item on last week's
agenda was a request by Sun-
shine Towers to amend the
county's Land Development
Regulations to allow 50 to 90
percent setbacks for placement
of a communications tower
upon approval of 'a Special
Exception.
The change would apply in
the Farm-Residential, Light-
Industry, Heavy-Industry, Agri-
culture and Public-Institution-al
zoning districts.
Towers would have to meet
all applicable standards of the
Federal Communications Com-
mission, Federal Aviation
Agency and any other relevant
federal or state agency require-
ments. They would also have to
have certification from a state-
licensed engineer that the struc-
ture is designed to collapse
completely within the bourid-
aries of the.property on which it
is built.
Many towers, both guidewire
and free, collapse down on
themselves, most often.at half
the footprint of the tower
height, it was explained. The
county height limitations are for
church steeples, industrial
structures and airport structures
as well as communication tow-
ers, which can be designed to
fall internally.
Such towers are becoming
more and more essential in
improving linkages in high-
technology corridors.
Between the first and last
issues, the biggest discussion
was on changes to the Land
Development Code concerning
minor subdivisions, a division
of land into not more than five
lots or parcels, four new
lots/parcels and the one original
parcel. Each new parcel should
be at least 2.5 acres and have its
own access with minimum 50-
feet frontage on a county-main-
tained or private road.
The new landowners will be
as responsible as the original
owner for keeping drainage
ditches clear.
There are two exceptions to
the policy. Orie is when two
contiguous property owners'
want to redraw property lines,
in effect just switching equal
amounts of property to each
one's better advantage.
The other exception is under
section L.1.5 when a person
wants to place an additional res-
idence on his property to care
for a family member. Say, add a
mobile home for the husband or
wife's parents, grandparents,
grandchildren, siblings or chil-
dren, who may need assistance
and need to live close by.
NOTICE UNDER FICTITIOUS
NAME AICT
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:
EPCA Inc.


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo

Well, Football Fans, it is almost here. Football season is upon
us. Most of us cannot wait for another great year of our passion
which is FOOTBALL. It is time to get out the car flags,, school
spirit clothing and dress the part on Sept. 4. That day has become
"Show Your School Colors Day".
The Buccaneers will have a new coaching staff, a new QB and
possibly more seats. Seems the economy has curtailed some fans
from purchasing those season tickets. Mini'Packs and emails offer-
ing deals'are a sign of the times. Despite the economy, fans can
look forward to a rejuvenated Byron Leftwich firing bullet passes.
to a host of new receivers as a new era begins in Tampa Bay.
The Florida Gators are the consensus choice as the nation's,
number one team in 2009. This team is loaded at every position. To
those who watch the recruiting rankings, UF has more stars than a
cloudless Southern Summer Night. Defending a Natiohal
Championship will depend upon not being complacent as every
team will be gunning for the Gators. How well the Gators respond
to playing with a bull's-eye on the chest remains the question in 09.
The road trip to LSU and the annual Georgia "Cocktail Party" in
,Jacksonville along with a possible showdown in Atlanta with Nick,
Saban's Tide, LSU or Ole Miss will determine the fate of the 2009
National Championship run.
In the Big East, USF will have its best shot at a BCS Game
since joining the league. The Bulls return 13 starters and have the
most experienced quarterback in the conference in Matt Grothe.
The defense, led by George Selvie, should be "Bullish", as always..
Las Vegas odds-makers have USF, West Virginia and Pitt dead
even in the race for a BCS Bowl.
FSU is hoping to get back to Top 25 status in 2009. Some pre-
season prognosticators' articles have them there. That remains to be
seen as the Seminoles have a tough schedule. The ACC may not.be.
a factor on the National Championship scene but the conference
should be a six-team race to the finish line.
UCF returns 18 starters. Ten of those are on offense but they
ranked near dead last nationally in all offensive statistics. Some
experts rank the Knights as the worst team in college football. That
may be a stretch. UCF plays tough at home. 2009 should be inter-
esting.
NFL fans will see some excitement in Miami. After Chad
Pennington led the Dolphins to an 11-5 season in 2008 after a 1-15
in 2007, the Fish pick up the greatest rushing QB in college histo-
ry for the Wildcat formation. Pat White will add another dimension
to the fold and maybe bring back the days of Super Bowls. White
showed in the. combines he can throw as well as run the ball. The
"Wildcat Formation" now is not just a run situation. With
Pennington's leadership skills and game management coupled with
the excitement Pat White has instilled in the Dolphins, 2009 will be
one of the most intriguing in recent memory.
Odds and Ends from the College Football World
Lou Holtz predicts Florida will play Notre Dame for the
National Championship. Maybe Lou is suffering from delayed
delusional behavior from breathing the air in Follansbee, W.V.
when he was a child.
The SEC domination of college football should continue in
2009. The Big 12 continues to talk the talk but one only needs to
say Oklahoma Bowl Record to end that. The Big 10 plus 1 still
thinks they are relevant. No one south of the Mason-Dixon Line
does though. Penn St. will win the conference.
The ACC will watch Clemson try to hold off'FSU in the
Atlantic Division while Georgia Tech will battle North Carolina in
the Coastal Division.
Conference USA will be opening eyes in 2009. Every team has
double digit returning starters. The East Division will see East
Carolina try to repeat as champions but Southern Miss and
Marshall will have a lot to say about that. Marshall has both USM
and ECU at home. QB Brian Anderson has a host of receivers to ,
throw to. Darius Marshall returns after rushing for over 1,000 yards.'
last year. Lakeland Kathleen product Albert McClellan anchors the,
best defense in CUSA returning 10 starters plus depth.
In the West.Division of CUSA, Houston, Rice and Tulsa will
have a shootout. Houston gets the edge from here.
Next week, it will be kickoff time in college football. The,
Swami will have 25 predictions for week one.



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


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r As a courtesy to our friends and neighbors, obituar
are now listed daily.at www./ardeeoblts.com n.


"They were


wonderful".

We hear kind words
consistently. We're proud
that people feel comfortable
enough with us to openly tell
us how much they appreciate
what we did for them. In fact,
it's this appreciation that
drives us to offer the very-
best in comfort, compassion
and service.





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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 wife
Rhonda Perkins of Wauchula;
step-sons Tim'othy Perkins
and Corey Richardson, both
of Wauchula; brother David
Barringer of Zolfo Springs;
niece Casandra Bar-ringer;
nephew Joseph Sigala; and
grandchild Josslyn Richard-
son.
Memorial services will be
held on Saturday, Aug. 29,
2009, at 6 p.m. at New Vision
Worship Center with Pastor
Rob Cannon officiating.



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Wauchula



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tery. In lieu of flowers,
memorials may be sent to the
.United Methodist Children's
Home or Good Shepherd
Hospice.

Brant Funeral

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


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Wauchula



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Leaves English Chevrolet & Alan Jay

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Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
2009-10 Hunting Season Dates


Season
Archery
Deer-Dog Training
Crossbow-
Muzzleloader Gun

General Gun

Antlerless Deer
Fall Turkey

Quail/Gray Squirrel
Bobcat/Otter
Spring Turkey


Northwest Zone
Oct. 17-Nov. 15
Oct. 31-Nov. 19
Nov. 30-Dec. 6
Nov. 20-22
Feb. 18-28
Nov. 26-29
Dec. 12-Feb. 17
Dec. 19-25
Nov. 26-29
Dec. 12-Jan. 17
Nov. 14-March 7
Dec. 1-March 1
March 20-April 25


Central Zone
Sept. 26-Oct. 25
Oct. 3-22
Oct. 26-30
Oct. 31-Nov. 8

Nov. 14-Jan. 24-

Nov. 21-27
Nov. 14-Jan. 10

Nov. 14-March 7
Dec. 1-March 1
March 20-April 25


South Zone
Sept. 12-Oct. 11
Oct. 3-22
Oct.'12-16
Oct. 17-25

Oct. 31-Jan. 10

Nov. 7-13
Nov. 14-Jan. 10

Nov. 14-March 7
Dec. 1-March 1
March 6-April 11


Dates not applicable to Wildlife Management Areas. Wild hogs, rabbits, raccoons, opos-
sums, skunks, nutrias, beavers and coyotes may be taken year-round.
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Obituaries

BOBBIE J. SPIVEY
Bobbie J. Spivey, 73, of
Wauchula, died on Monday,
Aug. 24, ?009 at Wauchula.
Born March 3, 1936 in
Kennesaw, Ga., she lived in
Wauchula for most of her life.
She was a retired beautician and
a member of First Christian
Church in Wauchula.
Survivors include two sons,
Scott Spivey of Wauchula and
David Spivey of Knoxville,
Tenn.; 'brother Gary "Moose'
Roberts of Franklin, N.C.; and
several grandchildren and
great-grandchildren.
No service's are scheduled. In
lieu of flowers, memorials may
be sent to Good Shepherd
Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring 3387?.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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FWC Wants Deer Hunter Input


Central and South Florida
deer hunters are encouraged to
attend a public meeting from 6
to 8 p.m. Sept. 22 at the Osceola
Heritage Park in Kissimmee to
share their thoughts about pos-
sible changes to the state's deer
hunting zones and seasons. The
meeting will be in the Exten-
sion Services Building, 1921
Kissimmee Valley Lane.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission
(FWC), as part of its deer man-
agement strategic plan and in
response to input received from
the public, is considering
changes to deer hunting zones
and seasons. This meeting is an
opportunity for members of the


public to learn about these pos-
sible changes and share their
views on this topic with agency
staff.

The meeting will feature a
presentation on the latest pro-
posal, followed by a question-
and-answer session. The FWC
is using breeding-chronology
data along with hunter and
stakeholder input to draft possi-
ble changes to deer hunting
zones and seasons. The FWC
has deer-breeding information
from many counties and several
of its wildlife management
areas, but there are gaps in the
biological data. Hunter input on
the rut may help close the gaps


Fish Busters
By Bob Wattendorf
-.r Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


FRESH WATER HOLDS MORE THAN FISH
Although Florida requires anyone between the ages of 16 and
65 to purchase a recreational freshwater fishing license, there are
animals you can take recreationally, without a license, from fresh
water for consumption or to use as bait, provided you know and
follow the rules. -"
I'm talking turtles,"frogs, crustaceans such as crayfish and
grass shrimp, and mollusks such as mussels and clams. To take
these species recreationally or for personal use, you do not need a
fishing license.
However, it is very important to understand that specific regu-
lations apply.
Recent reports of large harvests of several species of freshwa-
ter turtles, promoted by demand in Asian and other foreign mar-
kets, caused the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission
to prohibit all commercial take or sale of wild native freshwater
turtles, of which there are 18 species in Florida. State law prohibits
harvesting alligator snapping turtles and regular snapping turtles,
Barbour's and Escambia map turtles, and cooters.
Other freshwater turtles chiefly softshell turtles are
restricted to one per person per day for personal use. They are typ-
ically caught by hand, dip net, minnow seine or baited hook, and
are used for human consumption.
These flattened-looking turtles with leathery shells can inflict
a painful bite and have sharp claws, so be careful if you choose to
harvest one.
Red-eared sliders are a common non-native freshwater turtle
in Florida's waters, but people cannot catch them to keep as pets.
While red-eared sliders can be taken and used for human con-
sumption, once captured, they cannot be released back into
Florida's waters.
Among the most.common frogs taken for consumption are pig
frogs and bullfrogs. There are no seasons, bag or size limits. Most
people use gigs at night to hunt them. (Some specific areas prohib-
it this, so check the local regulations.) Sale of frogs or frog legs
requires a cofimercial fishing license.
Mollusks, which include mussels and clams, are filter feeders
and live on or in the sand at the bottom of rivers and lakes. Certain
species of freshwater mussels may be collected for personal use.
However, federal laws protect seven mussel species that occur in
north and west Florida. Possessing or disturbing these protected
species can result in substantial penalties, so be sure to do your
research first.
The daily bag limit for unprotected mussels, such as Florida
spiney spike and paper pondshell varieties, is .10 per person, and
they can only be taken by handpicking. Freshwater mussels may
not be sold.
Species of freshwater mussels from families other than
Unionidae or Margaritferidae, such as the Asian clam, have no
daily bag or possession limits and are often taken for bait. People
remove the tough body from the shell and place it on a bait-holder-
style hook.
There are more than 50 species of freshwater crayfish in
Florida; many are imperiled and may not be taken. However, there
are no seasons, .gear, bag or size limits on the more abundant
"crawdads."
These critters look like little lobsters and are sometimes taken
with small traps or dip nets, for use as bait or for consumption in
things such as Cajun stews or Creole recipes. Red swamp and
white river crayfish are the most common species used for these
purposes. They are found in ditches and vegetated areas with clear
water, and often around algae-covered rocks.
Traps are baited with abundant amounts of fresh or frozen fish
parts, not spoiled. Leaving the trap overnight is normally impor-
,tant, but remember to tag it with your name and address and be sure
it is placed legally and safely. Red swamp and white river crayfish
are listed as conditional species, so while they may be personally
used for human consumption, they may not be kept alive or sold
without special permits.
Getting outdoors and learning about nature is a great way to
have fun, get exercise and get away from the stress of everyday
life. To learn more and to check local rules, visit MyFWC.com.

America's greatest strength, and its greatest weakness,
is our belief in second chances, our belief that we can
always start over, that things can be made better.
-Anthony Walton


in the data.
The agency recognizes the
value of local knowledge and is
asking hunters, familiar with
when the deer rut historically
occurs where they hunt, to fill
out an online survey. The FWC
would like to use this informa-
tion to compare hunters' per-
ception of the rut with scientifi-
cally knqwn conception data.
During rutting periods, bucks
are more active in daylight
(shooting) hours and often less
cautious, improving hunters'
chances of seeing them in the
field.
"Deer hunters want to hunt
during the rut, and we want
to be able to share comprehen-
sive information about when
the rut occurs with the hunting
public," FWC biologist and
deer team coordinator Cory


Morea said. "We realize a lot
of hunters know when the rut
happens in their area, and we
want to take this information
and compare it with our con-
ception data to see if they are
similar. It would be great to be
able to use any new data to help
fill in the holes with what we
already know.
"At the very least, we think
there is value in knowing what
hunters perceive as the peak of
the rut where they hunt," Morea
said.
To see the latest updates on
proposed deer zones and season
dates, and to comment on these
potential changes by filling out
the deer rut survey, go to
MyFWC.com/Deer.
For more information, con-
tact Morea at 850-410-0656,
ext. 17256.


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Hardee County School Board Annual Report-


Florida Statute 1008.25(8) requires that each district school board must annually publish in the local newspaper, and report in writing to the State Board of Education
the.following information on the prior school year:
Provisions relating to public school student progression and the district school board's policies and procedures on student retention and promotion; by grade, the
number and percentage of all students in grades 3 through 10 performing at Levels I and 2 on the reading portion of the FCAT; by grade, the number and percentage
of all students retained in grades 3 through 10; information on the total number of students who were promoted for good cause, by each category of gbod cause; and
revisions to the school board's policy on student retention and promotion from the prior year.


Elementary
Specific levels of performance in reading, writing, science and mathematics for each grade level, including the levels of
performance on statewide assessments determine placement No student may be assigned in a grade level based solely on age or
other factors that constitute social promotion.
Promotion:
1. It is the principal's responsibility to determine the promotion of a student based upon information from the faculty,
administrative staff, and other information which may be available. The decision will be based upon, but not limited to, the
factors outlined below.
a. Ability to apply academic skills in art, language arts (reading, language, listening, speaking, spelling, handwriting, and
writing) mathematics, music, physical education, science, health, and social studies, as indicated on the Pupil Report Card
for the appropriate elementary grade;
b. The student's specific District level of performance relating to the Sunshine State Standards in reading, writing, and
mathematics or the specific levels of performance on statewide assessments, as determined by the Florida Commissioner of
Education. (F.S. 1008.25) It is the intent of the Legislature that each student's progression from one grade to another be
determined, in part, upon proficiency in reading, writing, science, and mathematics; that district school board policies
facilitate such proficiency; and that each student and his or her parent be informed of that student's academic progress.

Good cause exemptions for grade 3 students are limited to the following:
I)Limited English proficient students who have had less than 2 years of instruction in an English for Speakers of Other
Languages program; 2)Students with disabilities whose individual education plan,(IEP) indicates that participation in the
statewide assessment program is not appropriate; 3)Students who'demonstrate an acceptable level of performance on an
alternative standardized reading assessment approved by the State Board of Education; 4)Students who demonstrate, through a
student portfolio, that the student is reading on grade level by demonstration of mastery of the Sunshine State Standards in
reading equal to at least a Level 2 performance on the FCAT. the required reading skills, the student portfolio contents must; 5)
Students with disabilities who participate in the FCAT and who have an IEP or a Section 504 plan that reflects that the student
has received the intensive remediation in reading for more than 2 years but still demonstrates a deficiency in reading and was
previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2; 6) Students who have received the intensive remediation in reading for 2
or more years but still demonstrate a deficiency in reading and who were previously retained in kindergarten, grade 1, or grade 2
for a total of 2 years.
Junior High School
a. Level I and 2 reading students: Students are required to successfully complete math, language arts, reading, science, and social
studies.
b. Level 3 and above reading students: Students are required to successfully complete math, language arts, science, and social
studies.
High School
Promotion/Grade Classification High School, 9-12
1.. To be classified as a high school FRESHMAN, a student must have been assigned to the ninth grade by his/her
Junior High School principal.
2. To be classified as a SOPHOMORE, a student must have earned five (5) credits to include 1 English I credit.
3. To be classified as a JUNIOR, a student must have earned a total of twelve (12) credits.
4. To be classified as a SENIOR, a student must have earned a total seventeen (17) credits
5. Reclassification to the next grade level will occur at midyear when appropriate. Senior status privileges will be
dependent upon the student's possibility of graduating during that.school year.


ISpring 2009 FCAT Reading Levels 1 & 2|


2008-2009 Retentions |


2008-09 3 Grade Good Cause Promotion


Grade Number Percentage Grade Number Percentage Exemption Number
Code
3 130 30% 3 29 6.6% 1- 5
4 125 31% 4 0 0% 2 3
5 146 37% 5 1 .2% 3 8
6 163 41% 6 5 1.2% 4 0
7 161 41% 7 15 3.8% 5 18
8 238 67% 8 6 1.6% 6 1
9 231 69% 9 70 20.8% Total 35
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8A The Herald-Advocate, August 27, 2009

Swimmers Dive In Tuesday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The first Hardee High athlet-
ic team to open its regular sea-
son does so on Tuesday.
First-year head coach Jan
Brutus' will take her 16 swim-
mers to Lake Region for a five-
team meet. Besides Hardee and
Lake Region, teams are Se-
bring, Lake Wales and Bartow.
A new Web site is available to
help parents follow the sched-
ule and get information and
map directions to each meet. Go
to C2C Schools.com and fill in
Hardee High and place Wau-
chula, following the links to
swimming (or any other sport).
The links are still in progress
and should be completed short-
ly.
Brutus has six girls and 10
boys on her squad. As five
senior girls graduated last year,
leadership will now come from
senior Stephanie Driver and
junior Kate Krause, who have
been swim leaders, along with
sophomore Savannah Hagans
Newcomers looking good are
freshmen Nicole Franks,
Cassidy Knight and Emma
Marshall.
Although eight boys team
members graduated last year,
this year's senior trio of T.J.
Hogenauer, Josh Rickett and
Jake Willis will lead the squad.
Junior Brian Hagans and Hunt-
er Henderson are returnees.
Soph Michael Rubio, a sopho-
more transfer student looks
good. Freshmen Will Crawford,
John Miller, Justin Rickett and
Derrick Sambrano will be con-
tributors, too.
"I am very excited about the


new position as head coach for
the Hardee High Swim Team. I
have worked closely with my
son, Casey, over the summer
preparing for this new under-
taking. (A 'former Wildcat
swimmer, Casey Brutus is now
a junior on the swim team at
Gardner Webb, preparing to be
a leader there this season).
"Casey has been a great help
sharing strategies and drills his
coach uses with him. Many of
our swimmer graduated last
year, leaving us with a much
smaller team this year. Other
past swimmers are choosing to
take college classes after school
and their schedules do not leave


them time to swim," said
Brutus.
Hardee remains, in Class 1A,
District 5 this year, along with
Winter Haven All Saints Acad-
emy, Avon Park, Frostproof,
Lake Placid, Lakeland Christ-
ian, Mulberry, Lakeland Santa
Fe Catholic and Lakeland Teno-
roc, a new school.
The season stretches from
Sept. 1 to the district meet Oct.
26 in Winter Haven. The
regional meet is the week of
Nov. 2 and state meet the week
of Nov. 12.
"If Josh puts his all into this
season, I feel he could go on to
state," concluded Brutus.


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heartfelt THANK YOU to all community partners
who participated in the Friday Night Live Back
to School Event. What a wonderful community
collaborative effort for our kids.
A special thanks to our sponsors who provided all
of the inflatable activities: The Boxing Event with
Edner Cherry ~ Hardee Sherriff's Office; A Bungee
Run Legally Connected Networking Services of
FL, LLC; The Human Slip N Slide ~ Heartland Gold;
The Big Kahuna Water Slide ~ Paul's Kitchen.
We certainly cannot forget the Hardee County
Helath Department, TPPA (Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Alliance) for distributing free bookbags
and bicycle helmets keeping our kids safe on
the streets.


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Also The Meth Project, and J. Oliver Speech
Pathology & Logon Language Learning for
providing balloons and other free items and
brochures, educating our families and their
children of the effects of the "Meth" drug, and
solving seech concerns!


For further information about the Coalition your
involvement, or upcoming events and
sponsorships, please contact us via e-mail at
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Coalition Hosts Annual Back-To-School


The Community & School
Awareness Coalition hosted its
fourth annual back-to-school
expo earlier this month.
Because of recent improve-
ments there, this year the event
was held at Chamberlain Park
in Magnolia Manor. The special
date was Saturday, Aug. 8.
Coalition organizers deemed


the new location "a great place"
for the successful annual event.
As an integral part of the
expo, every child was given a
backpack and an assortment of
school supplies. In all, 440
backpacks were given away.
Additionally, youngsters
were treated to hot dogs, pop-
corn, cold drinks and cotton


candy.
Exhibitors and participants
included the school district's
Exceptional Student Education
Department, School Board
members Jan Platt, Teresa
Crawford and Mildred Smith,
South Florida Community
College's Stacy Sharp, Wildcat
football coach John Sharp,
Heartland for Children and
Heartland Pediatrics.
Learning institutions on site
included Hardee Junior High
School, Hardee Senior High
School and South Florida
Community College.
Churches represented were
St. Paul Missionary Baptist
Church, Progressive Baptist
Church, Endtimes Crossroad
Ministry and the Church of
Christ.
The Hardee County Health


Department was also there,
imparting information on the
risks and dangers of diabetes,
teen pregnancy and tobacco
use. It also provided explana-
tions of its Healthy Start and
dental programs.
Several local businesses,
clubs and organizations con-
tributed to the success of the
event, including the Masonic
Lodge, the Order of Eastern
Star, A&A Stereo Sounds,
Wauchula State Bank, First
National Bank, Seacoast Natio-
nal Bank, Suncoast Schools
Credit Union, Wal-Mart, State


Sebring


Farm Insurance, Peace River
Electric Cooperative, MCS and
Cat's on Main.
Governmental contributors
included the state Department
of Transportation and the
Hardee, County Board of
County Commissioners.
Individual supporters were
the Blandin Family, Kim Smith,
Sheryl Mosley, Cindy Fischer
and two couples who wish to
remain anonymous.
The annual event was" spon-
sored by CF Industries.
The Community & School
Awareness Coalition is an orga-


nization which promotes family
involvement in schools and in
the community.
Its goal is to reach and sup-
port families within the com-
munity, and to help children
achieve academic excellence.
Group motto is "Our
Children, Our Community, Our
Future."


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Special Thank You
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Mosley, Shauntee Hines, Sharon
Corbett, Mr. and Mrs. Haggar,
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Hardee


Living


HEALTH-CARE REPORT


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COURTESY PHOTO
Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Olivarez
Corena Garza & Josh

Olivarez Are Married


Corena Marie Garza and
Joshua Olivarez, both of Port
Lavaca, Texas, exchanged mar-
riage vows in the Veterans of
Foreign Wars Hall there on the
afternoon of Saturday, June 27.
The bride is the daughter of
Antonio Garza Jr. of Wauchula
and Antonio and the late
Carmen Garza of Port Lavaca.
The groom is the son of
Walter and Isabelle Spiller of
Port Lavaca and the late Johnny
Olivarez.
Officiating at the 5:30 p.m.
wedding was Justice of the
Peace Hope Kurtz.
The hall was decorated with a
single arch at the altar. It was
adorned by two white doves,
rose petals and green ivy. A
memory table displayed pho-
tographs of the bride's late
mother and the groom's late
father.
The bride was given in mar-
riage by both her biological and
adoptive fathers and by her sis-
ter, Christine Zamora, who
stood in place of the bride's late
mother.
The bride wore a white strap-
less floor-length gown en-
manced by sequins and pearls.
Her headpiece was a Victorian
diamonded tiara and veil. She
wore diamond teardrop earrings
and necklace, and carried a bou-
quet of 38 red roses.
Maid of honor was Nicole
Pattillo of Port Lavaca. Brides-
maids included Briana Sanchez,
the bride's niece; Lizette
Carrizales,'the bride's sister-in-
law; Becca Olivarez, the
groom's sister; Ashley Olivarez,
the groom's niece; and Allie


Villareal, friend of the bride.
The maid of honor wore a
floor-length gown in black,
while the bridesmaids wore red.
All carried bouquets of red
roses and baby's breath.
Malorie Ruiz, the bride's
daughter, served as flower girl,
wearing a tea-length white
organza dress. She covered
the bride's path with red rose
petals.
Ring bearer was Giovanni
Valadez, cousin of the bride.
Attending to the groom as
best man was Jonathon Oliva-
rez of Wisconsin, his brother.
Groomsmen were Eric Garza,
brother-in-law, and Adrian,
.John and Justin Pena, all
nephews of the bride.
The gentlemen all wore black
tuxedos with red vests and ties.
A red rose graced their lapels.
The bride's sister wore a red
and black tea-length dress,
while the mother of the groom
wore a floor-length silver gown.
Following the exchange of
vows, a reception was held in
the VFW Hall, where guests
enjoyed dinner and dancing
with a live band. The meal
includedld briskets of pork and
beeff" salad, iice and beans.
Seven wedding cakes flavored
with vanilla and decorated with
red roses were arranged with a:
fountain in the center.
The newlyweds went to the
Bahamas for a four-day honey-
moon. They are making their
home in Port Lavaca.
The bride is tending the cou-
ple's home, while the groom is
employed as an X-ray techni-
cian in Port Lavaca.


Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Huron,
Wauchula, a six-pound, 12-
ounce son, Johnny Ayden
Huron, born Aug. 7, 2009,
Florida Hospital Heartland
Division, Sebring. Mrs. Huron
is the former Rebecca Aguilar.
Maternal grandparents are
Herminio Aguilar of Wauchula
and the late Rebecca Aguilar.
Paternal grandparents are Jerry
and Gloria Huron of Fort
Meade.


Mr. and Mrs. Ian Trott, Wau-
chula, a seven-pound, three-
ounce son, Cohen Michael
Trott, born July 25, 2009, Lake-
land Regional Medical Center,
Lakeland. Mrs. Trott is the for-
mer Kim Keller. Maternal
grandparents are Mike and
Charlene Keller of Palmetto.
Maternal great-grandmother is
Mary Lee Miller of Bradenton.
Paternal grandfather is Clyde
Trott of Wauchula. Paternal
great-grandparents are Ruth
Trott of Wauchula and the late
T.J. Trott.

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
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Meredith Lutz, director of performance enhancement for Florida Hospital Heartland
Division, spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club on Aug. 13 at the Java Cafe. The division has
hospitals in Sebring, Wauchula and Lake Placid. They are part of Adventist Health
Systems, which has 37 hospitals with 6,600 beds in 11 states, including 29 hospitals in
Florida. Shown (from left) are Lutz, Dr. Joseph Toulouse and Joe Jones.



BOUND FOR ISRAEL


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Richard Nicholson last week left for his new two-year assignment in Jerusalem, Israel,
for the U.S. State Department. He recently completed a two-year stint in Kenya in
Africa. He will be a general services officer. He spoke on Tuesday of last week to the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club. The State Department, headed by U.S. Secretary of State
Hillary Clinton, has 11,500 employees in foreign service. He interviewed about 13,000
people in Kenya and was involved in reviewing visa applications. He was also involved
in the case in April 2009 when pirates from Somalia tried to hijack the U.S. ship Maersk
Alabama. He is the son of Charles and Penny Nicholson of Wauchula and will be joined
in Israel by his wife Judi and two children Daniel and Sarah, 10. Shown (from left) are
Charles Nicholson, Daniel Nicholson, 8, Richard Nicholson and club President Thomas
Trevino.



FALL BOWLING LEAGUE.
Schedules for 2009
Individuals and Teams are needed.


DAY


LEAGUE


TIME


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Monday Monday Night Mens 7:00 RM.
Starts August 24
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 RM. Meeting August 19
__Starts August 26

Thursday Nite Owls (Ladies) 6:30 RM. Meeting August 20
__Starts August 27

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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson

CASUAL ABOUT GOD
I have a hunch that most people who fail to obtain a relation-
ship with God are not really serious about it. And there is one thing
certain about this God who rules the universe: He is serious about
how people approach Him.
The way people tinker with temptation is proof they don't
think God cares or is watching. A little common sense would show
them that such an Almighty Being sees through all the pathetic, lit-
tle excuses. This same common sense would instruct them to con-
fess their sins without delay.
Another sign of casual thinking is how slow people are to take
the one certain strategy against sin: flight. Sensible people, like
Joseph in the Bible, run for the nearest exit. They know their own
weakness and they have faith in a God who is famous for helping
those who call on Him.
The results of taking this kind of remedial action go way
beyond immediate assistance. In time we grow to think like God
thinks, to act as He acts, and to take His side in every conflict.



Book Review
By Spessard Stone

PEACE RIVER
Chip Ballard of Zolfo Springs in "Peace River," a murder mys-
tery, delves into a fictional rural Florida county whose conservative
culture is undermined by a black rain of drugs, sex and depravity.
When the body of Sandy Carlton, the popular senior class pres-
ident, is found with a bullet wound in the back of her head on the
riverbank of the Peace River, the ensuing investigation by
Pinewood County Sheriff Charlie Morris uncovers that Flowing
Wells, his small rural Central Florida town, and county have lost
their innocence.
Morris' methodical detective work, assisted by Tom Wilson, his
deputy, leads him for clues to Sandy's best friends, Diana
Matthews, who loved only her father more than Sandy, and Kara
Mendel, who is mentally ill and frequently off her meds, but a "fly
on the wall" and a keen observer.
Suspects and diverse characters are presented including Jim
Pratt, the too-handsome teacher; Leon Walker, the principal at the
high school; John Matthews, the banker with wide-ranging inter-
ests; Gilbert Vancini, a college student whose folks owned Vancini
Pepper Plant, the largest employer in Flowing Wells; Ed Pace,
Sandy's former boyfriend; Roy Jenkins, known as Elvis for his
resemblance to the King as a young man; Carlo Scarlett, a Los
Angeles gangster, whose soldiers visit; and the Zebra, a Tampa hit-
man, whose services are on call.
Ballard skillfully draws out the suspense with twists and turns
and a few red herrings. Well crafted, it will keep the reader
intrigued, and is a page turner that you will want to finish in one
read. But I suggest that you resist the temptation and savor it in sev-
eral readings.
Peace River contains profanity, sexual scenes, and graphic
descriptions of illicit drug use. It has 223 pages and is available
from Amazon.com, or for an autographed copy, e-mail Ballard at
chipballard@gmail.com for instructions as how to order directly
from him.


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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida
Advocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-
Advocate. .. '
75 YEARS AGO
"Death by being accidentally
run over by a train on the
Atlantic Coast railway," was the
verdict yesterday of a coroner's
jury. The jury was impaneled
Wednesday shortly after the
body .was found and continued
testimony on Thursday. Prose-
cuting attorney Grady Burton
conducted questioning of wit-
nesses.
Coach Cale Keller called.his
football boys of Wauchula High
School to start the old training
grind next Monday, a week
before school opens after Labor
Day. Keller hopes for a full
attendance of boys who expect
to make up the football squad
during the 1934 season. Pros-
pects for a team such as the
unbeaten, untied team of last
year are not as bright.
Crop loans of $10 to a maxi-
mum of $250 are available after
a recommendation of the crop
production council. Locally,
this is W.W. Whitehurst, Leslie
Hord and L.W. Bostick, any of
whom can furnish information.
The Fashion, next to A&P
Grocery, says a shipment of 100
children's school dresses just
arrived. All sizes, from I to 16-
1/2, are $1. The Fashion's end-
of-summer sale starts Aug. 24
and continues through Sept. 1.
50 YEARS AGO
Hardee County's first county
park commission, authorized
under a law now 22 yearsold,
has been appointed by the
Board of County Commission-
ers. The special board of 16
members will do long-range
planning for and supervision of
the county park. One of the
most pressing items on its list of
projects will be a survey of the
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The June through August
rainfall,, which is running
almost three times heavier this
year, is having little effect on
crops but is keeping the road
crews busy working overtime
on county roads. Fall crops may
be delayed as a result of the
rainfall, which totals 33 inches
for the June through August
period compared to 14 inches
last year.
The teacher shortage has hit
Hardee County and three of the
four schools will open today
without full faculties. Zolfo
Springs Elementary is the only
school with a full faculty.
Hardee High School is short
two girls' physical education
teachers, Bowling Green Ele-
mentary lacks a sixth-grade
instructor and Wauchula Ele-
mentary is minus a third-grade
teacher.
S&S Suprex specials this
week include fresh-picked
squash or meaty ripe tomatoes
two pounds for 29 cents; Van
*Camp's beanee-weanees, five
29-ounce cans for $1. Apples
are 49 cents for a four-pound
bag. A large Tide is 25 cents,
limit one to a customer. Grits or
meal are five pounds for 39
cents.
25 YEARS AGO
Of the 3,057 students
enrolled in the Hardee County
school system, 253 were enter-
ing a classroom for the very
first time as the 1984-85 school
year began on Monday.
"We had an outstanding open-
ing day," said Schools
Superintendent John Terrell. "It
was better than we had hoped,
and the first day went very, very
well," he commented.
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against the property of the
delinquent landowner. As the
first special assessments ever
levied in the county, all of
Hardee's residential property
owners received a bill of $25
for solid waste (the landfill).
They were also assessed $33 for
fire protection.
The Hardee County Chamber
of Commerce's annual summer
membership drive has ended
with 25 new members added to
the 214-member roll. The group
is looking into the possibility of
establishing a pioneer theme in
Wauchula, complete with brick
sidewalks, gas lights and hitch-
ing posts.
Political ads filled the paper.
Sheriff candidates included
Doyle Bryan, Ray Grimes and
Newton Murdock. Jana Thorpe
and Carolyn Coker vie for the
Property Appraiser. Schools
superintendent candidates are
John Terrell and Peggy Shack-
elford, while School Board
candidates are Linda Clark,
Opal Knight, Wayne Jernigan
and Gordon Norris. County
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approved for financing through
the county's economic Devel-
opment Council. A $100,000
Rural Community Develop-
ment loan will bring Universal
Steel of Madray Inc. and its
subsidiary, Golden Farms, to
the old Mo-Bo site on U.S. 17
North. A combination of federal
and state monies has enabled
Knight's Certified Organics Inc.
to relocate at the Wauchula
State Farmers' Market on U.S.
17 South.
Edgar Davis, president of
Florida Fertilizer Co. Inc. in
Wauchula, received the first
Florida Fertilizer & Agrichem-
ical Association lifetime achie-
vement award during the asso-
ciation's annual meeting in
Naples. Davis, 73, was born and
raised in Wauchula.
Armed with two search war-
rants, the countywide Drug
Task Force raided' a pair of
homes this past week, taking 10
persons into custody. Both resi-
dences were suspected in nar-
cotics trafficking, and authori-
ties earlier were able to make
controlled buys from dealers at
each place.
Ferman Ford has a 1999
Pontiac Grand Am for $15,499,
a 1999 Chevy Prizm sedan for
$11,489, Ford Taurus four-door
for $12,888, 1999 Dodge Grand
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Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


Greetings from Fort Green!
Quite a few parents are prob-
ably experiencing "empty-nest
syndrome." I have read that is
what it is called when your"
child goes off to college. Chris
Reid left last week on his way
to Gulf Coast College in Fort
Myers. Courtney Nicholson is
another one who is also attend-
ing this college. I am sure there
are more, but these are the two
who are associated with Fort
Green. Best wishes are extend-
ed to both of them, and learn all
you can!
Edna Albritton had a big day
on Aug. 17. She celebrated
another birthday. When you
reach that 80 mark, then the
ones after 80 are just a blessing
from God. Many more happy
birthday wishes are hoped for
Mrs. Edna, who is a sweet and
young-looking 81!
Slick Thompson has been
spending a short time with his
father in Tennessee. His dad is
under the weather and Slick is
taking advantage of the oppor-
tunity to get to visit with him.


We sure hope his dad improves
and Slick has good traveling.
David, Fran and Bailey Skin-
ner are moving to Arkansas.
They planned on leaving the
26th, which was after this col-
umn was written. So, if they did
leave, traveling mercies are
wished for them and we will
certainly miss them.
Fran was very active at Fort
Green Baptist. She usually
brought a carload of children on
Wednesday nights as well as
Sunday morning. Good luck to
all of them.
I know several adoptive fam-
ilies in Hardee County. When
you adopt a baby you seem to
just naturally know the other
parents who got their babies by
this method! I feel sure most of
them are like me and the birth-
day is important, to everyone,
but the adoption date is mighty
special. You remember driving
to the agency, saying yes we
definitely want this baby, com-
pleting the paperwork and then
bringing home a tiny baby.
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not know anything about taking
care of a tiny .baby, but you
learn! Friends, Peggy Revell
and Betty Ann Eason were will-
ing to explain the easy way to
do things! You can really under-
stand why the good Lord gives
you nine months to prepare, and
even though I had a crash
course it was well worth the
experience.
All that was 44 years ago, and
it seems as if were just yester-
day when we made that drive to
Lakeland on a Monday morn-
ing!
Shaun Casey has been experi-
encing some additional health
problems and getting dehydrat-
ed. Steve Haney, Arthur Wom-
ack and Jean Sadler need our
prayers. Jean is undergoing
tests. Evelyn Durrance is feel-
ing better, but we need to please
remember all of these in prayer.
Friday night there will be
another family fun night at the
Fort Green church. The movie
will begin at 7 p.m., and drinks,
chips, etc. will be served.
Please bring the entire family
out for a good family-type
movie.
Saturday at 6 p.m. all the
teachers, assistants and their
spouses are invited to supper
with the pastor, Brother Steve,
and Tara. All are encouraged to


* attend.
Fort Green will hopefully be
ahead of the game when
Thanksgiving and Christmas
roll around. We are starting a
food pantry, so please bring any
non-perishable items to place in
the box, which will be located
near the vestibule.
Remember to pray for all the
school personnel and students
as they begin another year.




Class Aids

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k Take S.A.T.
P There will be a Pre-SAT class
on Saturday, Sept. 19, at South
Florida Community College's
main campus in Avon Park.
The class will run from 9 a.m.
^, to 4 p.m. The course will in-
clude test-taking tips and study
tactics for the Scholastic
Assessment Test, as well as
content review for the reading
and math sections of the test.
The cost is $47 and includes a
book. Preregistration is re-
quired.
Register at any SFCC campus
or center. For more information,
contact'Lauren Redick at 773-
2252, extension 7388 or 7392.

Common sense and a
sense of humor are the
same thing, moving at dif-
ferent speeds. A sense of
humor is just common
sense, dancing.
-William James


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Enthusiasm with a capital E
sparks the 2009 girls volleyball
squads.
With 'less than a half dozen
girls with varsity experience,
the team will have to learn as it
goes.
They don't have long to pre-
pare as the first matches of the
season are on Monday at
Sebring, before coming home
for one district game and taking
to the road for two more.
"Their attitudes have been
very good and so is their work
ethic. They don't want to go
home at the end of practice.
They want to stay longer and
keep at it," said head coach Ken
Leupold.
Senior Marisa Shivers and
juniors Lacey Garza, Vanessa
Garza, Eryn Mahoney and
Yesenia Vargas are the return-
ing nucleus for this year's varsi-
ty. Joining them will be juniors
Sarah Beyers, Daishai Blandin
and LaCreshia Carlton, and
sophs Meghan Graham, Sum-
mer Palmer and Brenda Zamora
and freshman Nyshira Jackson.
Suiting up for the JV are
junior Hannah Jacobs, sophs
Maria Anselmo, Angelica
Flores, Ashley Nichols and
Kailah White, along with fresh-
men Ashley Armstrong, Myah
Gonzalez, Jessica Harrison,
Kayla Nichols, Kaitlyn Rowe,
Ana Maria Saldivar, Desiree
Smith and Katie Wheeler.
Head coach Ken Leupold will
be assisted by his wife Barbara,
who will be JV coach as well.
They are facing a stiff chal-
lenge in the new 3A District 11
to which Hardee has been


assigned this year. District
opponents are DeSoto, Braden-
ton Southeast, Sarasota Booker
and Sarasota Cardinal Mooney.
Games are also scheduled
against 4A Sebring, 3A Avon
Park and Lake Placid and IA
Fort Meade.


Several opponents 'have year-
round players, who are in club
ball for most of the spring and
summer. But, several HArdee
players participated in summer
practices and AAU ball and
worked on conditioning and
drills as well.


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Sept. 08
Sept.. 15
Sept. 18-19
Sept. 22
Sept. 24
Sept. 28
Sept. 29
Oct. 01
Oct. 06
Oct. 08
Oct. 12
Oct. 13
Oct. 15
Oct. 20
Oct. 22
Oct. 26-29
Nov. 4-5
Nov. 11-14
Nov. 18-21


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District Games
Varisty Coach: Kenneth Leupold
JV Coach: Barbara Leupold


powers in our Florida Consti-
tution, we depend on each other
in the other branches of govern-
ment," Polston said. "Together
we can make Florida the best it
can be. I am proud to be de-
pending on this graduating
class, and I thank them and the,
commission for their service to
protect Florida's citizens and
natural resources."
The new officers attended the
academy for six months and
received a wide array of train-
ing, which included accuracy
witf 'firearms, vessel operation,
defesiLye tactics,, all-terrain
vehicle operation, and boating
or driving under the influence
identification.
They will spend an. additional
14 weeks with a field-training
officer.


It's a tough job but some-
body's got to do it, and a new
class of Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission en-
forcement graduates is pleased
to take on the task.
In all, 26 FWC recruits were
sworn in this month, and they
are ready to get intq their trucks
and boate4-and onto- their air-
boats and ATVs to begin their
jobs in the woods and on the
waters of the state.
One will be coming to serve
in Hardee County, Mattison
Prowant.
For many, it is a dream come
true.


"It's not a job for everyone,"
said Capt. Rocky Clement of
the FWC Academy. "The job is
challenging and yet extremely
rewarding. What other job
allows you to be on an offshore
vessel one day and deep in a
forest the next? Just a job as an
FWC officer."
The FWC recruits became
officers after graduating from
the Pat Thomas Law Enforce-
ment Academy in Tallahassee.
Justice Ricky Polston of the
Florida Supreme Court was the
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www.pinellas.kl2.fl.us. 8:20-27p
WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk
cars & farm tractors. Pickup avail-
able. Crooms Salvage. 781-3767.
27tfc


TopsyTopsy SeeSee
REAL ESTATE
773-5994
Topsy See
App. 58 AC. Great for development property. High and dry. Reduced to
$10,000 per acre.
2BR 2B 1800 sq ft home sets on 4 1/2 acres in very quiet setting halfway
between Wauchula and Avon Park. $115,000.
1 ac. with app. 296 ft. road frontage. $29,900.
7 acres with appox. 600 ft road frontage. 6" well 5.,0(Sff. $98,000 Popash Rd.
5 acres all fenced, High and dry with pond. Appaloosa Lane. $84,995.

I-I |Topsy See, Broker
Elva Whidden, Associate
cl8:27c 2634 E. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873




214 E. Orange $S. Wauchula
(across frm Klussix)
Service ALL Brands of Appliances
$60.00 includes 30 mins of free, service
Parts Additional
Parts for ALL Makes Available in Store!!
Appliances available in all price ranges
We are here to fufill ALL your USED appliance needs!



781-7680
Trained" Licensed Insured Professional Service In


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SGas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions
Licensed and Insured Reg.#MV-40625


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..D JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.iimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


5 acres close in to Wauchula
on paved road. Great place for
your new residence. Deed
restricted. $72,500
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house 2 1/2
acres in area of nice, new
homes. Large uncompleted
addition. Must see. $200,000.
Adorable 3 bedroom/2 bath
home. Large backyard with
workshop, shed and gazebo.
Interior beautifully remod-
eled. In town. $140,000
COMMERCIAL LOT! NEED
VISIBILITY? Put your busi-
ness here! Located on North &
South bound Hwy 17. North
end of Wauchula. Zone C-2.
$195,000
Commercial property. 1.28
acres. Frontage on Main Street
and Hwy 64. $120,000.
Two mini-ranches! One is
5.95 acres, the other is 6.65
acres. $99,500 each
Three 5 ac tracts located on
Johns Rd. Well located on one
of the tracts. Price Reduced!
$89,900 each.


Three adjacent 5 ac tracts lo-
cated on East Main Street in
Wauchula. Price Reduced to
$74,900 each.
Great Opportunity for possible
DUNKIN DONUTS location!
Approximately 1/2 acre on cor-
ner of US 17 and Stenstrom Rd
in Wauchula. 2,550 SF build.
ing, built to Dunkin Donuts
specs. Partial equipment in
place. Sell or Lease, call for
details.
One of a kind development
property. 300 acres in Sara-
sota. Hamlet designation.
700 acres in Eastern Sarasota
County. High & Dry. Hamlet
designation. Plenty of paved
road frontage.
45 ac citrus grove. Valencias &
Hamlin. Double wide mobile
home. Fruit proceeds included
(subject to FOM contract).
Located in NE Hardee County.
$427,500
140 acres with 3 homes on Hwy
64 West. 12 miles from 1-75. A
portion of the property is
approximately 4,000' long.
Plenty of room for landing
strip. $1,800,000.


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


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


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


'85 HYDRA SPORT bass boat
kicker and trailer like new. 863-
773-5907. 8:27-9:3p
12' V-HULL ALUMINUM and trail-
er, $400 for both. 781-1137. 8:27p


3 BR/2 1/2 BA HOUSE with
Inground pool, 23 acres, Dansby
Road, will divide, deep well,
power unit. 863-773-2509.
8:27-9:24p
FOR SALE 4BR/2 1/2 BA plus
bonus room, 9 1/2 acres. 863-773-
4207. 8:27-9:17c
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


KENNY SANDERS..........781-0153
JUAN DELATORRE.......781-1128
DAVID ROVAL................781-3490


FREE ROOSTERS Call after 7
p.m. 773-'0551. 8:27nc


REWARD LOST DOG wearing
collar w/tag #02808, black with
brown marking, medium size,
short hair, Zolfo Springs arga.
863-448-6494. 8:27-9:3p


SNAPPER RIDING MOWER 28"
cut, runs good, $350 OBO. Kevin,
863-375-4001. 8:27p
FOR SALE: TWO Toning bids,,
$600 for both. Call 773-0248.
8:20-27p
2 GOLF CARTS. 735-0964.
8:20-27p
WINE RECLINER, $150,. great
condition. 863-832-0334.
7:30-8:28p


East Coast Migrant Head Start Project -
FORT MEADE CENTER
Health/Disability Services Coordinator -
Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months)
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for
Health/Disability Services Coordinator Responsible for
ensuring that children and families have a source of contin-
uous and accessible health care. Preferred: License
Practical Nurse, Certified Medical Assistant, or Associates
degree in health related field and one year experience work-
inig with young children, including children with disabilities,
and families. Experience in community services.
Supervisory experience. Bilingual (Sp/Eng or Creole/ Eng).
Accepted: High School Diploma/GED and approved formal
Health Credential or 45 contact hours of formal training in a
health related field.. Starting salary $466.40 to $490.00
weekly. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement
plan. Closing date: 09-04-09 Send resume/letter of inter-
est or apply at: ECMHSP FORT MEADE CENTER
Attn: Annie Robinson 107 SE. 6th St. Fort Meade, Fl
33841 Telephone: 863-285-8210 EOE, ADA, License #
C10P006008:27
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Kenny Sanaers
(863) 781-0153


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


CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!


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


Tax exemption in place! 10
ac fenced, cleared pasture
w/pond, some woods, 4"
well. Private homesite loca-
tion! $160,000!

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

Lpoking for 5 or 10 acs?
Two 5 ac high/dry fenc-
ed parcels on private rd!
Vacant parcel $55,000! 5
w/well & septic $65,000!

High & dry pastureland!
10 ac improved, fenced
land on private rd is attrac-
tive homesite, or perfect for
cattle/horses! $140,000!
Scenic location w/lots of
trees! 3BR/2BA 2006 MH
on S5t acs, paved road,
fenced, pond, storage shed.
$120,000!

Looking for native Florida?
Secluded 5 ac of wooded
land has deeded access
to Peace River! Canoe,
camp, fossil hunt, relax!
$90,000!

Beautiful country setting,
lots of wildlife. 2-story
3BR/2.5BA CB home w/fire-
place & large screened back
porch on 22 acs. -Located
halfway between Wauchula
& Avon Park. $389,900!


SANDY LARRISON.......a32-0130
MONICA REAS.............781-7110
KARENSUMMERS......,781-7633


PRICE REDUCED!
Breathtaking oaks! 9.8 ac
homesite conveniently lo-
cated between Wauchula &
Zolfo Springs w/culvert
already in place! NOW
$140,000!
Fantastic 2-story brick
home w/pool. Beautiful oak
shaded lot. Close to elemen-
tary school in Wauchula.
$250,000!
Never lived in! Brand new
3BR/2BA, 1300SF, CB
home w/granite counter-
tops, master bath, ceramic
tile & carpet floors!
$144,999!
PRICE REDUCED! In the
country! 35 acs fenced
pastureland in private set-
ting currently used for cat-
tle. MH w/o well, septic
being sold "as is"! NOW
$310,000!
Paved road, great price!
10 acs cleared land has
well, power unit. Ready for
your new home,or ag use.
$110,000!
Great starter home!
3BR/1BA CB home w/cen-
tral A/C, city utilities, hard,
wood floors, pine ceilings,
deep back yard. Appliances
included! $77,900! Owner
will rent home for $750/mo
w/$900 deposit.
3BR CB home, central A/C
w/1 car garage in Wauchula
Hills. $110,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATE S


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NICE MAN LOOKING to meet nice
lady 50 to 60 years of age. 863-
990-2374. 8:27p

a-
TWO MALE SHIH-TZU, one
Chihuahua, and four female mini
Dachshund puppies, $300 OBO.
781-4455. 8:27p
CHIWEENIE PUPPIES, half Chi-
huahua half Dachsund, 10 wks,
1st shots and health certificates,
$200 OBO. 773-4308. 8:27p
DACHSUND MINI PUPPIES, 1st
shots and health certificates, 10
wks., $250 OBO. 773-4308. 8:27p
POMERANIAN PUPPY, 12 wks,
shots and H/C, $300 OBO. 781-
2227. 8:27p
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/1B9A BLOCK HOME, central
A/C, $700/month plus $700
deposit. Call Joe L. Davis, Inc.,
Realtors 773-2128. 8:27c
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
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


Hill's Auto World
U.S. Hwy. 17- Bowling Green
375-4441


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* Excellent office building, Carlton St., Wauchula. $115,000
* 30 Warehouse Unit, Zolfo Springs, Hwy. 66 & 17. $110,000
Owner motivated, MAKE OFFER!
* 20 acre grove, west of Zolfo, paved road. $12,000/acre
* 3BR/2-1/2BA, on 2 acres, in Golfview, West of Zolfo Springs,
can come furnished, $339,500
* 2BR, 1BA, Avon St., BG, near elem. school $79,000 ci8:27c




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 :6.27%


WAUCHULA 3 BR/1BA, central air
& heat, carport, utility room, all
fenced in. 735-2626. 8:27c
APARTMENTS & HOUSES for
rent. 773-6667. 8:27c
DUPLEX APARTMENT in good
neighborhood, Wauchula. No
smoking, no pets. 2BR/1BA, $550
monthly plus deposit. 781-3570.
8:27-9:3c
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, Ulrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc


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
ATTENTIONf.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 MOWER SERVICE repair
and parts. LOWEST PRICES.
Paul's Small Engine. 773-4400 or
474-1172. 7:30-8:27p
R&J COMPLETE LAWN CARE
and pressure washing, small
engine repair, reasonable rates,
locally owned and operated. 781-
1443. 7:2-9:3p


Free Mount & Balance

Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires

BI6 SRLE ON
RLL TIRES.

773,0777 773-0727 -
116 REA Rd., Wauchula
omA C e -.2x g (across from Billy Ayers
SVISA Wal-Mart) Tire Technician
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KELLI.ER WILLIM

An indeindentTi ned BroK rage A, T .
Mikey Cbldin
Realtor, fo o
(863) 781-1698

midfloridalistings.com
* Not many like this one! Immaculate 3/2.5 on a 10 acre tract,
hard road frontage, minutes from Wauchula. Fireplace in living
room. Closed 22x22 garage. Well landscaped yard, high & dry.
56x100 steel barn with concrete floor and dog pens. Property
currently being used as a nursery with an 8" well.
Call for more details!
127 acres, Fish Branch Road, $5500/acre.
155 Acres of beautiful native Florida Hunting Land. All woods.
Great location. Over 1/2 mile of winding creek bottom. Call for
more details.
Zoned commercial 8.5 acres, corner of Hwy. 17 and Hwy. 62 in
Wauchula, City sewer & water.
Great development potential! Or build your dream home on this
beautiful 9.5 ac. tract with a creek running through the prop-
erty. Great location on Altman Road. Asking $220,000. d8:27c


RENT TO OWN
1 Bedroom Park Models




Includes Lot Rent
Crystal Lake Village 55+
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Pumpouts Installations Drainfiolds Inspections
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CALL BIG DADDY TRACTOR
SERVICE for all of your tractor
work, mowing, discing, etc. 863-
781-0962. 8:27-10:29p
BEST VACATION DEALS 375-
DEAL (3325). Let me help you
plan your next trip at no cost to
you! 8:27p
LAWN CARE free estimates. No
job to Big or Small. Dependable,
responsible, reasonable. 773-
4400 or 474-1172. 8:20-9:10c
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
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


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
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.,
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DIVORCE

BANKRUPTCY



863-314-0846
(non-lawyer)
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Robert Hinerman
Property Restoration

We Clean
* Water Damage
* Fire Damage

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



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L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
LARGE WAREHOUSE, 3000 sq. ft. with 800
sq.ft. living area, all on 3.40 acres located on St.
Rd. #64E, perfect for commercial shop. Call
Delois to see this property .$135,000

HUNTERS' PARADISE! 262.52 acres with 3
bedroom house, perfect hunting camp, paved
road frontage, large pines, 100 acres cleared for
farming or development, two small ponds;
property can be divided; OWNER MAY
FINANCE FOR QUALIFIED BUYERS. Call
Delois for details.

Spacious 4B/3Bth home on 5 acres; C/B and
frame construction, 3614 sq. ft. living space,
over 600 sq. ft. mother-in-law suite, outside and
inside storage, convenient location. $295,000

Concrete Block 3B/lBth home, central H/A,
screened porch, corner lot, fenced yard, outside
storage. $144,000

Well Worth the PRICE! 2B/2Bth, large master
suite, 2 screened porches, outside storage,
sprinkler system with separate well. $54,900

Cozy cottage with fireplace, 2 bedrooms, hard-
wood floors, lots of storage space, huge 30x18
storage building. Call Delois to see this home
today! $128,000

UNBELIEVABLE DEAL! 3.16 Acres and
3B/2B M/HI built in 1990 with large rooms, fire-
place, screened lanai, in ground pool, 12x20
metal storage. $125,000

A GREAT VALUE! 2005, 24x44, D/W mobile
home, peaceful location, Smithbuilt shed has
electricity and 12x16 porch. $73,000

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


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Doris Lambert
EXECUTIVE C/B Stucco home; 4B/3Bth, fami-
ly room with fireplace, stainless steel appliances
in large kitchen, lovely yard with underground
sprinkler system; desirable location in Wau-
chula. $279,000
Investment Property Heritage home, 3B/2Bth,
plus 4 rental units, currently rented, tall ceil-
ings, hardwood floors, plenty of extras in this
listing. Call Charlotte for details.
2B/lBth, completely furnished M/H; large
screened porch and nice yard. $38,000
PRICE REDUCED! C/B Home on 11 Acres!
3B/lBth; large fireplace, enclosed porch; great
garden area. SEE TO APPRECIATE! $198,000
Beautiful 5 acre tract with paved road frontage;
make an offer on this 5 acre tract. Listed at
$65,000
10 acres with 12" well; perfect for your new
home. Call Delois Johnson for more informa-
tion.
1.37 acres; 2" shallow well located on Main
Street, outside city limits. $43,500
2.76 acres with 2" well located Highway 64
West. $49,000
1.2 acre Commercial lot on Highway 17; high
traffic area. $100,000
14.74 acres, nice sloping tract with large pond;.
native trees, very secluded. $195,000
30 acres of pastureland in secluded area; small'
pond has natural flow of water; perfect for
home site or small ranch. ALL OFFERS CON-
SIDERED and POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCE.
ING! Call Delois today.

CAN COUNT ON IL
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971 9


Frank Vasquez


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 =
863-382-0600


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5 ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
In Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
SFor complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc


ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number.


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WE HAVE 5TH WHEEL & another
RV here at Edna's Place.
Refrigerator, $75; gas stove,
$100; lots of beds, cheap; all in
bag $1. 767-8822. 8:27c


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


FRIDAY & SATURDAY from 8 till ?
641 Kiella Rd. off of Louisiana,
Wauchula. 8:27p
SATURDAY 7 till 2, 1432 Altman
Rd. off of Florida Ave. 8:27p
SATURDAY 8 -?, 209 West Bay
Street, Wauchula. Kids clothes,
toys, furniture, misc. 8:27p
SATURDAY 8 to 5, misc. house-
hold items, antiques, adult, baby
& kids clothes & more. 5159
NCR663, Ft. Green. 8:27p
CHURCH INDOOR YARD SALE -
Saturday, 8 till?, household items,
children thru adult clothing &
much misc., tools. 2915 School-
house Rd., Zolfo Springs. 8:27c


FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-?, 538
Terrell Rd., Wauchula. Clothes,
shoes, household items, some-
thing for everyone. 8:27p
STORAGE SALE Dining room
table & chairs, kitchen table &
chairs, computer desk, lamps,
tools, end tables, rocking chair,
paintings, golf clubs and misc.
Items. Call Saturday, 10-3, 863-
370-0002. 8:27p


Zolfo Springs
cl8:2tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


FAULKNER
Stump Grinding & Tree Service, LLC

Wayne Faulkner
Owner


(863) 261-3729 (863) 261-3759
Bowling Green c 8:6-9:24


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




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By Savannah Faircloth


DECOR DELIGHT Looking for that special something
for that special, someone? Or maybe just the right touch for that
empty spot in your home?
Old Pine Candle & Gifts has the perfect products and prices
for all your home-decorating and gift-giving needs.
Owner Tammy Farrer not only began her own candle business
in 2006, previously known as Simply Primitive Candles & Such,
but she is also employed as a teacher at Hilltop Elementary School.
Although a great amount of attention will be going into the store,
Farrer will continue her teaching career.
Old Pine Candle & Gifts is a family owned and operated busi-
ness that Farrer and her family have invested time, money and faith
into.
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Brea, Tammy and Blake Farrer of Old Pine Candle & Gifts
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store. Visiting the rustic little shops in the mountains of North
Carolina every year has only inspired me to open my own. In late
June, the Lord opened the,,door and I stepped out in faith," said
Farrer.
Immediately upon walking into the country style store, your
nose is greeted with sweet smells of delicious candle fragrances.
Farrer hand pours all of the candles from scratch in her work-
shop located behind her home. Some of the best-selling scents are
banana nut bread, cinnamon bun, clean linen, and warm apple pie.
Fragrances soon available in time for fall will be cr6me brulee, har-
vest, and pumpkin souffle.
The candles are available in tart melts and mason jars.
Blueberry muffin, carrot cake and other bakery-inspired tarts are a
great way to not only add a beautiful d6cor to your house, but also
produce a scent that will have your neighbors thinking you're the


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best cook in town! These yummy fragrances are also available in
air fresheners and room spray.
In addition to the homemade candles, Farrer has created her
very own Wildcat Country Collection Bath & Body line featuring
lotions, lip balms and body wash. Scents come in raspberry rush,
strawberry blitz and pearberry pass.
"The product bases were specially formulated for my compa-
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contain mineral oil like most lotions, which leave you feeling
greasy and sticky," Farrer explained.
In addition to the candle products, Old Pine Candle & Gifts
also carries Bible covers, identification and iPod holders, primitive
and country home d6cor, jewelry, handbags, and much more.
Wildcats can find orange and blue backpacks, bags and purs-
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a small additional fee.
Natural Life products are also a hometown hit, with a positive
message portrayed on each item, including key chains, phone
charms, wallets, hats and other products.
The newest addition to the store is the Kerusso Christian attire.
Life is Good products will also be arriving in the next few weeks.
Everyone knows how frustrating it can be to spend tons of
money on low-quality jewelry to match every outfit. Old Pine
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8B The Herald-Advocate, August 27, 2009


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

Case No. 252009DR000490

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

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

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on James Roy Hart
whose address is 104 Golden
Oaks Rd., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
on or before Sept. 4, 2009, and file
the original with the clerk of this
Court at 417 W. Main St., Suite
202, Wauchula, FL 33873 before
service on Petitioner or immedi-
ately thereafter. If you 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. *o
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
8:6-27o
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
jlo. 25-2008-CA-000662, ot 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.
SI 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 9"' day of Sept., 2009, the
following described property as
set forth in said Final Judgment,
Sto 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 17h,day of Aug, 2009.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
8 20,27c


Heartland Idol JV 'Cats Come Alive


Contest Begins


Summer nights are about to
get just a little hotter starting
today (Thursday) as the annual
Heartland Idol competition pre-
pares to take center stage once
again in historic downtown
Sebring.
The Heartland region's
largest and most popular talent
competition begins its sixth sea-
son at 6 p.m., with the first
qualifier for youngsters up
through 17 years of age.
Heartland Idol organizers
have boosted the prize money
for all divisions, kids up to 12,
teens 13-17 and adults. In total,
there is now over $7,000 in cash
and prizes that will be given
away during the competition.


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

CASE NO. 25 2008 CA 000752
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA.
Plantiff,
vs.
ROBERT H. NICKLOW A/K/A
ROBERT NICKLOW, et al,
Defendant(s)
/NOTICE OF ACTION

NOTICE OF ACTION


TO: JANET K. NICKLOW A/K/A
JANET NICKLOW

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS:
1948 Morgan Road
ZOLFO SPRINGS, FL 33890

CURRENT ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN NAMED INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS (S) 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

YOe ARE NOTIFIED, that an
action to forecrose a mortgage on
the following property in HARDEE
County, Florida:
THE WEST 1/2 OF SOUTH
1/4 OF SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION 16, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA. TOGETHER WITH AN
EASEMENT FOR INGRESS,
EGRESS AND UTILITIES
OVER THE EAST 50 FEET
OF THE NORTH 1/4 OF
SOUTHEAST 1/4 OF
NORTHEAST 1/4 AND
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
NORTHEAST 1/4 AND
NORTH 30 FEET OF
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF
NORTHEAST 1/4 OF SEC-
TION21, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 26 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA; AND EASEMENT AS
RECORDED IN O.R. BOOK
691, PAGE 921, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
TOGETHER WITH A
MOBILE 'HOME LOCATED
THEREON AS A PERMA-
NENT FIXTURE AND
APPURTANCE THERETO.
VIN NUMBERS
276103221 MA AND
27610322MB

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 21 day of
August, 2009.
B. Hugh, Bradley
Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

**See Americans with Disabilities
Act
In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with dis-
abilities needing a special accom-
modation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should contact the Indi-
vidual or agency sendin the notice
at Echevarria, MdCalla, Raymer,
Barrett & Frappier, 601 Bayshore
Blvd., Suite 800, Tampa, Florida
33606, telephone (813) 251-4766,
not later than seven (7) days prior
to the proceeding. If hearing
Impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-8771,
or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via
Florida Relay Service.
8:27,9:3c


Betty Hinkson
515 Fairfax Drive
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for Person
Giving Notice:
DAVID F. LANIER
Florida Bar No. 045399
DAVID F. LANIER
P.O. Box 400
Avon Park, Florida 33826-0400
Telephone: (863) 453-4457 8:20-27c


- Diana Walker, Heartland Idol*
founder and president, states,
"We're very proud that our
loyal main sponsors have con-
tinued to stick with us, even in
our current economy. With the
addition of a few new sponsors
this year, too, we're thrilled to
be able to actually increase the
prize money slightly, during
some very challenging times."
This year, the kids' and adults'
shows will be separate, show-
casing the children's competi-
tion, which is always a crowd
favorite. This allows the nor-
mally' eight-show series to ex-
pand to 11 action-packed nights
for 2009.
Finales for each of the two
children's divisions will be
independent, allowing for more
emphasis on each division's
"championship night."
Walker feels that this en-
hancement will also allow the
children's shows to end a little
earlier. "I'm a mom, and I
know how important it is that
my kids get their rest . OK,
me, too, actually," she jokes.
For adults, the first of their
four qualifying rounds is Sept.
17.
In the past, contestants need-
ed to simply be a resident of
Florida to enter the competi-
tion. "For 2009, we felt we
wanted to keep the competition
a little closer to. home, so we're
requiring all of the contestants
to be residents of our six-coun-
ty region," Walker says. That
region includes Highlands,
Hardee, Polk, Hendry, Okee-
chobee and Desoto counties.
Kids and teens take the spot-
light tonight at 6. Entry fee is
$10.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket,
bug spray, an umbrella and your
appetite for food and fun.

A recent study found that
people who ate nuts at
least five times a week had
half the risk of heart dis-
ease as those who didn't
. eat them as often. Nuts are
high in beneficial monoun-
saturated fat and fiber.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDER 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 P.O. Drawer 1749.
Wauchula. Florida 33873: that the
decedent's date of death was Ma.
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
ALL 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 FILEDWILL 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


Fowler.
Also, Rufino Gabriel, Joseph
Garcia, Miguel Garcia, Vince
Grimsley, Tyshon Hillard,
Richard Kirk, Jose Lobato,


Damien Martinez, Joseph
McQuaig, Michael Moreno,
Matthew Selph, Bobby
Swindle, Dallas Thomas and
Kyle Williams.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2009 Hardee Junior
Varsity Wildcats are ready to
get going.
"We're beginning to look like
a team," said returning head
coach Rod Smith, even though
a few players have yet to get all
their forms in and are not
cleared to play football.
That needs to be accom-
plished soon, as the JV host the
first of two home games next
Thursday, Sept. 3, when the
Avon Park junior Red Devils
come to visit. The next game is
against Mulberry. Both are a 7
p.m.
Then, there's a pair of road
games, at Sebring, then Fort
Meade. Hardee comes home to
face Frostproof on Oct. 1, goes
to DeSoto on Oct. 8, host Fort
Meade in a return matchup on.
Oct 15 and concludes the sea-
son with a trip to Lake Placid
on Oct. 22.
When the dust settles, Smith,
and assistant coaches Andy
Judah, Todd Bolin and Shaun
Rivers, expect to have more
than two dozen players avail-
able.

Juniors Rito Lopez and Julian
Varela lead the pack. Add sophs
Caleb Abbott, Alonzo Casso,
David Chapa, Dylan Farr, Justin
Knight, Carter Lambert, Uvaldo
Sanchez, Dillon Skitka and
Murrell Winter.

There's a large crop of fresh-
men vying for playing time,
including Dillard Albritton,
Octavio Alvarez, Aaron Barker,
Travis Britt, Ledarius Camel,
Monte Carlton, Hunter Collins,
Jason Davidson, Manuel Dela-
rosa, Braulio Duran and Josh


CITY OF WAUCHULA

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold its September Workshop on
Tuesday, September 8, 2009 at 6:00 p.m. instead of Monday, September 7, 2009,
because Monday, September 7, 2009, is the Labor Day Holiday.

The meeting will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main Street,
Wauchula, FL 33873.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis qf any individual's disability status., This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect 'of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.

s/Holly Collins
HOLLY COLLINS,
City Clerk
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula 8:27c



Hardee County Education Foundation Scholarships ,
Class of 2009 Deadline Approaching

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


institution verifying your eligibility.


Sincerely,
Sharon Gorbett


President
Hardee County Education Foundation, Inc.

-- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ---- --
I Scholarship Application Form
IStudent Name:
Home Mailing Address:____________________________
Student Social Security Number:
Home Telephone Number: __
Name of Post Secondary Institution: |
Complete Address of Institution's Business or Financial Aid Office: _


Telephone Number of Financial Aid Office:


Return by mail to: .|
Debra Daggett, contact person
Hardee Education Foundation, Inc
P.O. Box 1678
Wauchula, FL 33873
or return in person to her at North Wauchula Elementary I
L- - - - - - - -- - - ----- - - - - - ------

All completed applications must be received on or before September 1. 2009
Don't forget to include your acceptance letter or other proof of acceptance

All requests will be processed after September 1, 2009. Funds will be disbursed only after all eligibility is
verified.
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I


Hardee .JV Football

Sept. 03 Avon Park Home 7:00
Sept. 10 Mulberry Home 7':00
Sept. 17 Sebring Away 7:00

Sept. 24 Ft. Meade Away' 7:00'
Oct. 01 Frostproof Home 7:00
Oct. 08 DeSoto Away 7:00
Oct. 15 Ft. Meade Home 7:00
Oct. 22 Lake Placid Away 7:00

Head Coach: Rod Smith


I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies
in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans
are possessed of two great qualities-a sense of humor
and a sense of proportion.
-Franklin D. Roosevelt



NOTICE

VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

The Hardee County Value Adjustment Board, consisting
of two County Commissioners, one School Board mem-
ber, and two citizens, will hold an organizational meeting
on Monday, September 14, 2009, beginning at 4:00 p.m.

The meeting will be held in the Hardee County
Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street, Room
102, Wauchula, Florida.

For more information, please call 863/773-9430.

Lexton H. Albritton, Jr., County Manager 8:27c








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Football Rules



Change The Game


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
During the off-season, the
National Federation of State
High School Associations pass-
ed several rule changes design-
ed to make the game of football
safer.
These were subsequently
endorsed by the Florida High
School Athletic Association.
First, the horse-collar tackle
has been added to list of illegal
personal contact fouls in high
school football. Starting this
season, it is illegal to grab the
inside back or side collar of the
runner's shoulder pads or jersey
and subsequently pull the run-
ner .to the ground. The penalty
is 15 years from the succeeding
spot.
It will also be illegal to grasp
an opponent's chin strap in
addition to not grabbing the
face mask or edge of a helmet
opening.
Coaching along the sidelines
is also affected by a rule
change. A maximum of three
coaches may be in the restricted
area to communicate with play-
ers during dead-ball situation.
Before the ball becomes live,
however, the coaches must
retreat to the team box.
Another change that could
result in an unsportsmanlike
conduct penalty assessed to the
head coach is failure to return to
the field at halftime before the
start of the mandatory three-
minute warm-up period imme-
diately following the conclu-
sion of the halftime intermis-
sion.


Proper field/equipment rules
are changed a bit. The stripes on
the football must be adjacent to
and perpendicular to the seam
upon which the laces are
stitched. Required field mark-
ings must be clearly visible,
especially when other mark-
ings, suzh as logos, are used.
The definition of a scrim-
mage-kick formation was clari-
fied to differentiate formations
that have been used traditional-
ly for attempting a field goal or
a kick try from those used for a
punt.
A foul will now occur for ille-
gal batting by the kicking team
if it bats a scrimmage kick
that has not yet been ground-.
ed, unless it is batted by the
kicking team toward its own
goal line.
If a penalty resulting in a
safety occurs on the last timed
down of a period, the period is
not extended. The teams will
change goals to start the next
period.
Penalty enforcement on dead-
ball, non-player or unsports-
manlike fouls that occur during
or after a touchdown-scoring
play gives the option to the
offended team of enforcing the
penalty on the subsequent kick-
off.
The national rules committee
wants officials to emphasize six
points in the 2009 season': ille-
gal personal contact; blocking
and illegal blocks; helmet and
face mask violations; uniforms;
sportsmanship; and decisions
on contests during lightning
disturbances.


Fabled Fenway Park in Boston, home of baseball's Red
Sox since 1912, also served as home field for the NFL's
Boston Redskins (1933-36) and AFL's Boston Patriots
(1963-68).


Pre-Season Classic Friday Night


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's starting! Football fever is
ih the air!
The 2009 version of the
Hardee Wildcats takes the field
tomorrow (Friday) night for the
first outing of the season, the
Pre-Season Classic, at Class 2B
Lake Placid at 7:30.
"They are under a second-
year head coach and had a
strong JV last season. So, we
are not underestimating them,"
said Wildcat head coach Tim
Price.
"Practice has been real good.
We had camp all last week at
the junior high and it went well.
We had a good turn-out. We're
smaller this year in the number
of players and their size. But
this is the best team in my three
years here.
"They may be small, but
we've had more fun, desire and
will than in previous years.
We'll be asking a lot of them to
play both ways. We had a
scrimmage last Friday with 11
on 11 and a few reserves. We're
having to be creative with our
practices," said Price.
The third-year coach is joined
by offensive coordinator Steve
Rewis, defensive coordinator
John Sharp, and assistants Greg
Mann, Buddy Martin and for-
mer Wildcats Ray Rivas and
Gilbert Olvera.
Hardee is in a newly formed
Class 2A-District 6, along with
DeSoto, Estero and Immokalee.
The 'Cats will also play 2B-4


Avon Park and 3A-9 Sebring,
Frostproof, Palmetto, Okeecho-
bee, Lakewood Ranch and
perennial rival Fort Meade,
which is the first home game,
the first official game of the
season on Sept. 4.
"We're in a new district, but
we're going to take one week
at a time and get better each
week. We don't play a district
opponent until week six. If we
can stay healthy we can com-
pete with anyone," concluded
Price.
The 2009 Wildcats have an
experienced backfield with
senior quarterback Ezayi You-
youte. Senior Conner Davis and
soph Colby Baker are ready to
step in when needed.
Running backs include senior
Antjuan Jones, juniors Jarrius
Lindsey and Jake Mayer and
probably soph Andrew Hooks
will get in on the action too.
Wide receivers/tight ends in-
clude seniors Carson Davis and
Jake Nowakowski, junior
Chase Revell and soph Mikey
Retana.
Sophomore center Wiritz
Terrell will anchor the offensive
line, flanked by senior guards
Jesus Villegas, Tylar Alden and
Dalton Farr, and senior tackles
Jonathan Kelly, Cody Hernan-
dez and Nick Battles.
Jones, Alden and Conner
Davis will anchor the defensive
backfield, with offensive line-
men duplicating their feats on
the D-line.
Others on the roster are


Human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their
minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
-William James



Your Business Could Appear Here!
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At The Herald Advocate


seniors Mary Braddock, Haree
Cook, Lennard.Ellison, Devon
Harris, Lunior St. Louis, Tony
Valdez and kicker/punter Mar-
tin Vega.
Junior backups include Tre'
Anderson, Quinton Carlton,
Brandon Darley, Michael
Forrester, Andy Hunt, Kalob
McVay, Kareen Richardson and
Jimmy Vallego. Deonte Evans
is the only other soph on the


squad.
The JV squad has also been
hard at work. Head coach Rod
Smith, assisted by Barry White,
Andy Judah, Todd Bolin and
Shawn Rivers, has had various
turnout for his summer condi-
tioning, and early season prac-
tices.
The JV season starts Sept. 3
with a visit from Avon Park


Varsity Football

Aug. 28 Lake Placid Away
Sept. 04 Fort Meade Home
Sept. 11 Sebring Away
Sept. 18 Palmetto Home
Sept. 25 Frostproof Home
Oct. 02 Avon Park Away
Oct. 09 Immokalee*# Home
Oct. 16 OPEN
Oct. 23 Estero* Away
Oct. 30 Okeechobee Away
Nov. 06 DeSoto* ** Home
Nov. 13 Lakewood Ran. Away

All Games 7:30 p.m.
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Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.;n

BOWLING GREEN

APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Morning.................. 0:00 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 ...........1.....0:30 a.rm.
Youth Group Sunday ..........6:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St. 375-2231
375-3100
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .... .......... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
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.m.
Wednesday Prayer Meeting ..6:30 p.m.
'Wednesday WOW Service ..7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School ................9...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 ..................6:00 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 Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m

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

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

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH .
Corner of Mason Dixon & County
Line
781-5887
Sunday Worship ...............1... 1:00 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. Broward St.
Sunday School ................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service ........ ........ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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


ONA

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

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 Worship ... ............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .... ........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids
.............................................. 6 :30 p .m .
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

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

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Morning Service .... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell,Groups
Adult Cell Group ............7...7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ...............7...:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call fir locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
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.............. 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men 'v Leader.ship & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN


807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576


WAUCHULA
CIIURCH 6OF JESUS CfHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ............................ 1:00 a.m .

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA IIILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
S257-3950
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 ................ 1:30 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.

FAITII PRESBYTERIAN
CIIURCII
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...... ..... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...... ........ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCII
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ............10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ................ 10:40 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:45 a.m
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m
Wednesday Sr. Adult Bible Study
........... ............................ 10 :00 a.m .
Family Bible Study ............6:00 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCII
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY;
Generations Caf6 Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..l 0:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast........ ............ 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5lh) ..........10:45 a.m.
Worship Service. .............. 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade......................... 6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages PreK-12th
grade...................6:30-8:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................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...9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m..
Casdal 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...9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ............6...6:00 p.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult Children & Youth

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

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

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

HIGHER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET


WAUCHULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study ....-...6:30 p.m.


IGLESIA HISPANA
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.


WAUCHULA

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

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

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

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

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CIIURCII
3102 Heard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ............1....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

MINISTERIO INTERNATIONAL
Cambriadores de Mundo
322 Hanchey 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....l 1:00 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 ................(...(Ist & 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 ................ 1:00 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", & 41 Sun. Divine Worship....1.. 0:00
a.m.
Bible Study ........................11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sundhy 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 ............1...10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.


RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.





SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning'Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHIIURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday .......................9:00 a.m.
Holy Days .....................................

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

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHIURCHI


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

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

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

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CIIURCII 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 ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak 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 ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... .........7... :00 p.m.
Wednesday ............................7:30 p.m.

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS
NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................0:00 a.m.
Children's.Church.............. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo.......... 1:00 a.m.
............................................... 7 :00 p .m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ..................6:30 p.m.
51h 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 ................ 1:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
Cowboy Fellowship............7-9 p.m.

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

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones....................... 10:00 a.m.
Doctrina.............................1... 1:30 a.m .

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


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











One night a wife went to a
concert. Coming home she

turned to her husband and
said, "When the other bass
fiddlers' played, they ran their
fingers up and down the
strings. But you didn't why?"
"They were looking for
their place. I found-mine."
Have you found yours?!
God has a place for your
life. He knows your nature as
na, one else does. He knows
the future as no one else does.
He as a place for you, such as
no one else has.
But to have His guidance,
you must accept His govern-
ment.,
The Living Bible says, "In
everything, you do, put God
first, and He will direct you
and crown your efforts .with
success.


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

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


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August 27, 2009, The Herald-Advocate 3C


SOUTHSIDE SUPPLIES
Southside Baptist Church in Wauchula held a community
back-to-school event on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug.
15. Children were given backpacks and supplies.
Expecting to give away 50 of the backpacks, the church
was pleased to pass out 100 instead, and took names of
children when the supply ran out. Those children, too, will
be supplied by the mission and the church. Kids also
enjoyed hot dogs, chips, cookies and the fun competition
of a cake walk.


Letter To The Editor
Hardee Native Rusty Pearson
Had Surgery For Brain Tumor


Dear Editor:
I received a call on July 3rd
from my son Russell R. Pearson
Jr., age 52, better known in
Hardee County as Rusty. He
had been experiencing some
balance problems and weakness
in his left leg, also troubling
was uncontrollable tremors.
"We need to get you to an
emergency room," I said. He
waited until Monday, July 6th,
to feel better. It didn't work'
He called a neurologist for an'
appointment and after relaying
the symptoms was told to get to
the ER immediately. Rusty
called me and told me the
advice of this doctor. I said I'll
meet you there. Rusty's wife
Teri was at home sick, but later
joined us.
We arrived at the ER, and he
was limping with his left leg.
They began running all sorts of
tests, including a Cat Scan and
then an MRI. They saw some-
thing they didn't like and came
back with the news that Rusty
had a tumor on his brain and
were preparing to airlift him to
ER at Tampa General Hospital.
They indicated they would
probably operate immediately.
Unfortunately the bad weather
prevented using the helicopter,
and he was transported by
ambulance.
The physician told us they
could not operate until they
knew what they were dealing
with. Further tests were
ordered. A decision was made
to operate and the 5 1/2-hour
surgery to remove the tumor
was completed on Wednesday,
July 8th. At that point his doctor
said.he felt they had gotten all
of the tumor and didn't suggest
anything other than it was
benign.
However, five days later the
pathology report was certainly
not what we were wanting to
hear. The tumor was malignant,
and thby would be giving him
Chemo/Radiation five days a
week for six weeks.


Do you have


Rusty was left completely
paralyzed on his left side fol-
lowing the surgery. The doctors
believed, with physical therapy,
he could regain use of his arm
and leg in six months, perhaps a
year.
I don't know what Rusty
would have done without his
wife Teri, his son Russell
Pearson II, and the many
friends helping him and the
many prayers that were lifted
up for him. He wishes to thank
everyone who has offered
prayers for his recovery.
He has become my HERO,
because has the most positive
attitude. He said, "Mama, I
don't want to be here. I would..
much rather be working. I've
just to deal with this and get
well."
Before this untimely tumor,
Rusty was an independent con-
tractor in Highlands County,
mostly working with Wayne
Gourley. However, after the
building industry became non-
existent he had been working a
temporary job hoping the resi-
dential construction would
begin again.
Bank accounts have been
established at Wauchula State
Bank and Mid Florida Credit
Union for those who may wish
to make contributions to help
with Rusty's expenses. He has
been released from Tampa
General Hospital to receive
radiation, chemo and physical
therapy in Highlands County
now. He is resting now at their
home at 1335 Cougar Boule-
vard, Sebring, FL 33872.
Rusty Pearson would like to
stress the importance of seeking
the advice of a physician, as
quickly as possible, if readers of
this letter experience any of the
symptoms described herein.
Trusting Him -
Proverbs 3:5.
Dorothy (Dot Pearson)


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4C The Herald-Advocate, August 27, 2009


'Yes I Can!' Breakfast Fetes Special Achievers,


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
They can be found on any
local school campus. Look for
them. They are there.
They 'are the students who
make great accomplishments
while overcomring varied adver-
sities.
And at the 20th annual Yes I
Can! Breakfast, those young-
sters received the recognition
they have earned so well.
Honored at the 2009 break-
fast at the end of the school year
were Ashley Trone of Zolfo
Springs Elementary School,
Juan Zavala of North Wauchula
Elementary, Agustin Bravo of
Bowling Green Elementary,
Toby Richardson of Wauchula
Elementary, Carolina Lopez of
Hilltop Elementary, Jon-Mikel
Windham of Hardee Junior
High. and Christina Pace of
Hardee Senior High.
The breakfast is a collabora-
tion of the Exceptional Student
Education Department and the
Florida Diagnostic & Learning
Resources System. It is under-
written each year by Progress
Energy.
Business partners for the
2009 event included Berries &
Blooms, Clear Springs, Coop-
er's Wayside Flowers, Hazel's
Flower & Gift Shop, Joe L.
Davis Inc., Jolie's, Main Street
Market and Vandolah Power
Co.
Schools Superintenden't
David Durastanti called it. "A
special time for special students
we're so proud of."
Dot Bell, then director of the
ESE Department, said it is
important "to recognize very
deserving students."
Each attended with teachers
and family members. All were
recognized for their achieve-
ments in academics.
Teacher Lisa Deanda said


other students "look up to"
Ashley Trone "because she is
such a great reader." Ashley
improved her reading level by
2-1/2 years in i single year.
Juan Zavala was described as
"a great kid with an endearing
kind-hearted smile" by Princi-
pal Sonja Bennett. Teacher
Regan Durastanti noted, "A lot
of kids come and go in 13 years,
but you have some who just
crawl up into your heart and
stay there. Juan is one of them."
Kathy Clark noted Agustin
Bravo "has made the transition
from full-time special education
to regular education." She said
Agustin "is just phenomenal!"
Toby Richardson is "the per-
fect role model for his class-
mates," according to Principal
Michele Polk. "He's always
enthusiastic, and he works
hard."
Carolina Lopez has collected
numerous Accelerated Reader
points. "She is one of the most
hard-working and dedicated
students I have ever had in my
classroom in all my career,"
said teacher Michelle Shepard.
Teacher Heather Lane said
Jon-Mikel Windham is an
honor-roll student who scores
well on the Florida Compre-
hensive Assessment Test. Assis-
tant Principal Meredith Dura-
stanti added thht Jon-Mikel also
has given over 100 hours in vol-
unteer work to the school.
Christina Pace has "a smile
that won't wait," according to
her principal, Mike Wilkinson.
He added that Christina main-
tained a 3.5 grade-point aver-
age, and wants to go to college
to become a teacher.
In addition to the breakfast
and bags of goodies and mone-
tary rewards, the students were
treated to entertainment by ven-
triloquist Kerry Terrell and her
friend. Kenny.


The 2009 Yes I Can! nominees for outstanding achievement in the area of academics, shown with award presenters,
are (fiont row, from left) Ashley Trone, Zolfo Springs Elementary School; Juan Zavala, North Wauchula Elementary
School; Toby Richardson, Wauchula Elementary School; Agustin Bravo, Bowling Green Elementary School; and
Carolina Lopez, Hilltop Elementary School; (back) Schools Superintendent David Durastanti; Christina Pace, Hardee
Senior High School; Jon-Mikel Windham, Hardee Junior High School; Exceptional Student Education Director Dot
Bell; and Jerry Miller of corporate sponsor Progress Energy.


Guests enjoy the entertainment during the recognition breakfast.


Ventriloquist Kerry Terrell, also a guidance counselor at Hardee Junior High School,
delights children and adults alike with the antics of her dummy friend, Kenny.


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make it.
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This session will meet at the
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Classes are four nights per
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This course is required to
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Boys Golf Opens Wednesday


PRECo Hosts Washington Trip


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In one of the earliest starts to
the season, Hardee boys golf
hosts its first 2009 opponent
next Wednesday.
The Sept. 2 match at the
home Torrey Oaks Golf Course
features the Wildcats against
the visiting Port Charlotte
Pirates.
Coach George Heine has the
unenviable task of cutting his
roster to a dozen possible play-
ers from the 15 who turned out
when practices began Aug. 17.
"We have some experienced
players and some new blood
that could possibly play a role
as the season progresses," said
Heine late last week.
Hoping for a spot on the 2009
squad are senior Grayson
Lambert; juniors Taylor Bar-
low, Justin Bromley, Justin
Fones and Lincoln Saunders;
sophs Matt Godwin, Dalton
Hewett and Daniel Miller; and
freshmen Will Bennett, William
Beattie, Trenton Moon and
Bryson White.
The four freshman all played
summer Sertoma youth ball,
with Bennett and Beattie fre-
quently challenging each other
for the top spot in the 13-14
division. Lambert, Barlow,
Bromley, Saunders, Miller and
Hewett also played summer
golf.


Hardee remains in Class 1A,
District 16, along with Sarasota
Booker, Bradenton Christian,
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney,
DeSoto, Lake Placid, Sarasota
Out-Of-Door, Bradenton St.
Stephen's, Sarasota Christian
and Bradenton Southeast.
"Yes, we are still in the pri-
vate school district, but I look
for us to have a successful sea-
son. Most of our talent lies with
the freshmen and sophomores.
The upper classmen are going
to have to work hard to keep up
with the young bucks. I look


for the com
each week in
weekly match
who makes I
right to corn
There are
the schedule
eluding the
Home match
Lake Placid,
Park and L
there are
against Avon
Lake Wales,
Hawkins
Sebring.


Hardee Boys


Sept.
Sept.
Sept.
Sept.
Sept.
Sept.
Sept.
Oct.
Oct.
Oct.
Oct.


@ Torrey
@ Pinecrest
@ Lake Wales CC
@ Lake Wales CC
@ Torrey
@ Sebring
@ Torrey
@ Torrey
@ Torrey
@ Lake Placid
@ Bluffs


petition to be stiff Four. high-school students
n qualifying for the from Peace River Electric Co-
ches," said Heine, operative's service territory
his players earn the joined with about 1,500 others
pete. from across the country in the
a dozen matches on annual Youth Tour to Washing-
e this 'season, in- ton, ID.C.
district playoffs. Denise Montanez of Hardee
ies are also against Senior High School was select-
Frostproof, Avon ed for the trip along with
ake Wales, while Ebonie Shannon of Avon Park
road challenges High School, Derek Woods of
i Park, Frostproof, Fort Meade High and Nicole
DeSoto and at the Liles of Palmetto High School.
Invitational at Each student had been re-
quired to write a short essay and
submit an application. The fac-
ulty of each high school chose
lf | one student to -represent their
LoIl respective schools in the final
selection process.
Port Charlotte I "Going on this trip was amaz-


Avon Park
Frostproof
Lake Wales
Lake Placid
Hawkins
Frostproof
Avon Park
Lake Wales


DeSoto


Coach: George Heine


jr { " Name: Pepper
Breed: Catahoula Leopard Cur
Gender: Spayed Female
Color: Gray & Black
Coat: Short
Tail: Long
,A Pepper was surrendered to the shelter.
S She was previously kept outdoors, and
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Her adoption fee is $20.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying 'or neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320
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ing!" Denise said following her
travels. "I now appreciate
America's government so much
more."
The National Rural Electric
Cooperative Association, head-
quartered in Washington, D.C.,
has coordinated the Youth Tour
program for over 40 years,
sending highschool students to
visit the nation's capital.
One of the highlights of the
tour was when the 30 students
from Florida electric coopera-
tives met with Florida Con-
gressmen Allen Boyd, District
2; Adam Putnam, District 12;
Tom Rooney, District 16; Cliff
Stearns, District 6; and Jeff
Miller, District 1, .on the steps
of the Capitol Building for a
photo.


During the week, they visited
many area historical sites such
as the White House, National
Cathedral, Washington Mem-
orial, Holocaust Museum, num-
erous war memorials, and much
more. ,
Since 1964, the nation's elec-
tric cooperatives have spon-
sored more than 40,000 high-
school juniors for visits to their
U.S. congressional delegations,
energy and grassroots govern-
ment education sessions, and
sightseeing in Washington,
D.C.
For more information regard-
ing Peace River Electric Co-
operative and Youth Tour, call
PRECo's consumer line at
1 (800) 282-3824 or visit the
Web site at www.preco.coop.


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6C The Herald-Advocai. August 27, 2009'


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Byron Dewey Waters, 40,
Wauchula, and Naomi Ann
Deluca, 27, Wauchula.
Roberto Sanchez, 33, Bowl-
ing Green, and Yusileys C. San-
chez Andiareha, 31, Kissim-
mee.
Edmond Francois, 51, Bowl-
ing Green, and Starlet Sadie
Noel, 55, Bowling Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Asset Acquisition Group
LLC vs. Alonso Safford and
Gracie C. Safford, judgment.
Linda Dean vs. Christopher
Selph, voluntary dismissal.
Highlands Regional Medical
Center vs. William Owens,
judgment.
Financial Independence Ser-
vices Corp. vs. Samir Abdel,
order setting aside decision and
hearing set for Sept. 21.
Merrick Bank vs. Willie
Hines, dismissed.

There was no county mis-
demeanor court the week of
Aug. 10-14 as it was trial
week.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Return of Subs Inc. vs. U.S.
Fidelty & Guaranty Inc., dam-
ages, contract complaint.,
Everhome Mortgage Co. vs.
Thomas E. Hartman, Julianne
Hartman et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. Lewis R.
Martin, damages debt col-
lection.
Brittany Danielle Kelly and
the state Department of Rev-
enue (DOR) vs. Daniel Aguilar,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Michelle Leigh King and
DOR vs. Roberto Martinez,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Jason A. King vs. Allstate
Property & Casualty, damages
negligence.
Lucirano Narajo vs. Towerhill
Select Insurance Co., damages
contract indebtedness.
BAC Home Loan Services
and Maria C. Peralta et al vs.
Jose Peralta et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Fifth Third Bank vs. Brant
Funeral Services and Troy A.
Brant, complaint for money
judgment.
Progressive Missionary Bap-
tist Church vs.' State Farm
Florida Insurance Co., damages
-- contract indebtedness.
Robert Herner vs., Foremost
Insurance Co., damages con-
tract indebtedness.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down


recently by the circuit court
judge:
Amanda L. Revell Elisondo
and Robert M. Revell Jr.,
amended divorce order.
Lyons Management Services
Inc. vs. Fifth Third Brant
Funeral Services it al, judgment
clarifying property title.
Rosalva M. Torres and DOR
vs. Tuesday Ann Guzman, vol-
untary dismissal.
Patricia Sharline Carlton and
DOR vs. Damar Lafred
McCrary, amended child sup-
port order.
Estela Lopez vs. Celerino
Lopez, dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Cynthia Leann Richardson
Smith and ,Lance Richardson,
order.
Gretchen Pearson and
Howard W. Pearson, divorce.
Bank of America NA vs.
David Arcas' et al, voluntary
dismissal..
Susan Prohaska vs. Michael
Dean Roberts, dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Linda Rincom vs. Edward
Garcia, amended injunction for
protection.,
Jodi Kathleen Oakes and
DOR vs. Robert Bryan Birge,
child support order.
Rosalva M. Torres and DOR
vs. Telesforo Pablo Guzman,
child support order.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Keith W. and Stacy D. Mush-
rush, judgment.
Hardula SC Co. LTD vs.
Amantha Hill, dismissed.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court the week of Aug. 10-
14 as it was trial week.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
First National Bank of Wau-
chula to James B. and Melissa
A. Platt, $18,000:
Jesus and Rosalinda Barajas
to Pedro Santiago-Rojas,
$24,000.
Joan Tayntor to Ronald F.
and Sharon D. Moye, $311,280.
Morcap Real Estate Oppor-
tunity Fund I LLC to Williard T.
and Lee Wooten and Dennis G.
Jones, $34,900.
Joseph Adam and Tiffany
Ullrich Shadks to Kellon R.
Durrance, $143,500.
Kay"G. Crews and Earl Ray
Gill as trustees to H. Shawn
Pollard, $125,000.
George L. Jr. and Jennifer W.
Wadsworth to George L. Wads-
worth Jr., $69,250.
David E. Sesilets to Melvin
H. and Marlene H. Taylor,
$48,500.
Bobby and Edna L. Jenkins
and Timothy Wayne Jenkins to
Bobby Jenkins, Edna L. Jenkins
and Timothy Wayne Jenkins,
$46,500.
Hulbert Homes Inc. to Mar-
vin L. and Jean M. Altman,
$230,000.
Guadalupe Rodriguez to
. Carmen Hernandez and Jose A.
Heredia, $10,000.


court^BB^house Report^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


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

COUNTY
Aug. 23, Sara Jean Starratt, 24, of 711 Honolulu Dr., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with battery.
Aug. 23, Phillip Lee Fowler, 19, of 69 Park Place Estates,
Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with
DUL.
Aug. 23, a residential burglary on Park Drive, a fight on Star
Avenue, an escaped prisoner on Summit Street, criminal mischief
on Sweet Gum Parkway and a theft on Carlton Street were report-
ed.

Aug. 22, a residential burglary on Fourth Street East and a rob-
bery/holdup on U.S. 17 South were reported.

Aug. 21, Pete Solano, 46, of 4508-57th St. W., Bradenton, was
arrested by Det. Sgt. John Shivers on a charge of failure to appear
in court.
Aug. 21, Robert Matthew Klein, 36, of 509 N. CR 441, Man-
stique, Mich., was arrested by Major Randy Dey on two counts of
failure to appear in court.
Aug. 21, a residential burglary on Osprey 'Lane, a vehicle
stolen on SR 64 West, and criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North were
reported.

Aug. 20, a tag stolen on River Lane was reported.

Aug. 19, Christopher Lawrence Thompson, 23, of 611 N.
Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams on a
charge of failure to appear in court.
Aug. 19, Carl Dwayne Brown, 30, of 4206 West 61st,
Bradenton, was arrested on two counts of contempt of court.
Aug. 19, Christopher Lee Delatorre, 34, of 209 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Sgt. John Shivers on a charge of
withholding support of children. At the jail Cpl. Todd Souther
detained him on a charge of contempt of court.
Aug. 19, Rojelio Rivera, 37, of 3848 Creek Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler on a charge of violation of
probation.
Aug. 19, a residential burglary on Sparrow Road, a vehicle
stolen on West Main Street, criminal mischief at the football stadi-
um and a theft on Beechwood Road was reported.

Aug. 18, Debbie Faye Thompson, 27, of 602 E. Bay St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Joe Marble on an out-of-county war-
rant.
Aug. 18, a vehicle'stolen on Maude Road and a theft on
Mockingbird Road were reported.

Aug. 17, Cindy Elisondo, 27, of 845 Pleasant Way, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley and charged with resist-
ing an officer without violence.
Aug. 17, Andre Terron Louis, 22, of 5 Peace Valley Motel Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley and charged
with two counts resisting an officer without violence, larceny -
driving off without paying for gas. He was detained on an out-of-
county warrant.
Aug. 17, Santiago Posado, 45, of 2360 Suwannee St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
Aug. 17, a vehicle stolen on Peace River Woods Road, a tag
stolen on Summit Street, and thefts at West Main Street and on U.S.
17 South were reported.

WAUCHULA
Aug. 23, Anjelica Maria Valdez, 32, of 749 Sandpiper Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on four counts of with-
holding support of children.
Aug. 23, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Aug. 22; a business burglary on East Main Street and criminal
mischief on Harvey Street were reported.


2009
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers, Room 102
Courthouse Annex. 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula. Florida
unless otherwise noted

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF September 10th & 24th
Planning Session September 18th
Labor Day 09/07/09 County Offices Closed
Tentative Budget Hearing 09/14/09 at 6:00 p.m.
Final Budget Hearing 09/21/09 at 6:00 p.m.
Organizational Meeting Value Adjustment Board 09/11/09 at 9:00 a.m.

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT
BOARD"
MONTH OF September 22nd at 8:30 a.m.-Budget Hearing
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
Meets first Thursday night of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF September 03rd

CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in
Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF September 14th

COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF September 08th

LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex 11I
MONTH OF September 28th Friends Board at 5:30 p.m.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second, Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive,
Wauchula
MONTH OF September 08th

HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed at Hardee County Health Department
Auditorium
MONTH OF September No meeting scheduled
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that EQUITY TRUST
COMPANY CUSTODIAN FBO EMILY GRACE VALEN-
TINE COVERDALE EDUCATION, the holder of the fol-
lowing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax
deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 228 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2002

Description of Property:
Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28 of
Block 6 of Bowling Green Center Subdivision
in Hardee County, Florida, as per Plat Book 3
Page 41

AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
507, PAGE 529.

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.
Name in which assessed: MARK & RUBIN TAX
ACCOUNT
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door
located at 417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873
on the 30th day of September, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 3r 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


HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD'
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF September 22nd -Tentative Budget Hearing & 29th Final
Budget Hearing

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioner's
office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.

Dale Johnson, Chairman 8:27nc


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 30th day of September, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 31" day of July, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD010XXXX 8:6-27c


Aug. 21, Randy Lee Fugate, 48, of 631 E. Bay St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Cesar Medina and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
Aug. 21, burglary of a conveyance on Honolulu Drive, crimi-
nal mischief on East Bay Street and a theft on South Ninth Avenue
were reported.

Aug. 19, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Aug. 18, criminal mischief on North Florida Avenue and on
West Main Street was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Aug. 23, Raul Vasquez, 46, of 5169 SR 64 E., Ona, was arrest-
ed by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI.

Aug. 22, Gilbert Luna, 39, of 4648 Maple Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado on a charge of with-
holding support of children.

Aug. 21, Antonio Sambrano Ornelas, 36, of 4117 Captiva
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Ryan Abbott on two
counts of withholding support of children. He was initially arrest-
ed by Officer Abbott on Aug. 18 on a charge of fraud-giving a
false identification to a law enforcement officer and released on his
recognizance.

Aug. 19, Michael Paul Sanchez, 33, of 5007 Troublesome
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and
charged with possession of burglary tools with intent to use and loi-
tering/prowling.
Aug. 19, burglary of a conveyance on Freeman Avenue 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.: 267 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2004

Description of Property:
Lots 7 and 8 of Block 2 of Wauchula Hills, a
subdivision located in Hardee County, Florida,
as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 3,
page 1.
AS RECORDED IN OFFICIAL RECORD BOOK
559, PAGE 329.
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF
RECORD.

Name in which assessed: JIMMY R. RICHARDSON
ESTATE
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 30'h day of September, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 29'h day of July, 2009.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No. 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252009TD009XXXX 8:6-27c



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-
















ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Buttered
Toast, Doughnut, Juice, Peanut
Butter & Jelly, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese or .Pepperoni Pizza
(Salad Tray, Green Beans,
Cornbread, Juice Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Buttered Toast, Blue-
berries, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Stacked Ham Sand-
wich or Chicken Pot Pie (Salad
Tray, French Fries, Peaches)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Spaghetti w/Roll (Salad Tray,
Corn, Mixed Fruit, Butter
Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pork Roast w/Roll or
Deli Turkey Sandwich (Salad
Tray, Mashed Potatoes, Pears)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Buttered Toast, Peaches,
Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Nachos
(Salad Mexican Rice, Pinto
Beans, Applesauce) and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Buttered Toast, Peanut
Butter Cups, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese w/Cornbread or Pep-
peroni Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato,
Garden Peas, Juice Bar) and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Buttered Toast, Blue-
berries, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Chicken Pot Pie w/Biscuit or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Let-
tuce & Tomato, Green Beans,
Peaches) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,


Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
or Spaghetti w/Roll or
Pepperoni Pizza (Lettuce &
Tomato, Corn Fruit Cocktail,
Butter Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Cinnamon Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pork Roast w/Roll or
Cheese Pizza or Deli Turkey
Sandwich (Lettuce & Tomato,
Mashed Potatoes, Pears) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Toast, Buttered Toast, Peaches,
Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Pepper-
oni Pizza or Nachos (Tossed
Salad, Mexican Rice, Pinto
Beans) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH 7

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Dough-
nut, Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese (Tossed Salad, Black-
Eyed Peas, Turnip Greens,
Beets, Juice Bar, Cornbread)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Pizza, Juice, Buttered Toast,
Blueberries, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
(Tossed Salad, Broccoli Nor-
mandy, Peas and Carrots, Roll,
cucumber & Tomato Salad,
Peaches) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Pears,
Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti (Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Veggie
Cup, Butter Cookies, Waldorf
Salad, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY.
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Oatmeal, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Pork Roast (Tossed
Salad, Chicken Gravy, Mashed
Potatoes, Broccoli Normandy,
Pears, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Peaches,
Cheese Toast, Buttered Toast,
Milk
Lunch: Nachos (Tossed Sal-
ad, Mexican Rice, Corn, Pinto
Beans, Applesauce) and Milk


What's Fo


FRIDAY
Each man should examine
his own conduct for himself;
then he can measure his
achievement by comparing
himself with himself and not
with anyone else.
Galatians 6:5 (NEB)

SATURDAY
If you're dumb enough to
call attention to yourself by
offending people and mak-
ing rude gestures, don't be
surprised if someone blood-
ies your nose. Churned milk
turns into butter; riled emo-
tions turns into fistfights.
Proverbs 30:32-33 (ME)

SUNDAY
Jesus said, "Notice that, and
be on your guard against
covetousness in any shape
or form. For a man's real life
in no way depends upon the
number of his possessions."
Luke 12:15 (PME)

MONDAY
Yet the Lord longs to be gra-
cious to you; He rises to
show you His compassion.
For the Lord is a God of jus-
tice. Blessed are all those
who wait for Him.
Isaiah 30:18 (NIV)

TUESDAY
(Jesus said), "This is my
commandment, that you
love one another as I have
loved you. Greater love has
no man than this, that a man
lay down his life for His
friends. You are My friends, if
you do what I command
you."

John 15:12-14 (RSV)

The American, by nature,
is optimistic. He is experi-
mental, an inventor and a
builder who builds best
when called-upon to build
greatly.


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'We Played Outside;



Not With Electronics'


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
That man is a fool who says
to himself, "There is no
God." Anyone who talks like
that is warped and evil and
cannot really be a good per-
son at all.
Psalm 14:1 (TLB)


birds
instead
because
they were
going to
kill them.
Q: What
have to do?


kind of chores did you


A: Me being the youngest, I didn't
have to do a lot of chores.,I took the
trash outside, hung the clothes to dry
and folded them when they were.
Q: How much was gas back then?
A: I really don't remember because
I couldn't drive, but I remember my
dad could fill up on $10.
Q: What did you do for fun?
A: For fun I went outside and
played because there wasn't all the
electronics there is today.
Q: What was it like to see the
effects of Martin L. King Jr.?
A: It was amazing to see everything
change gradually, I can tell you, and it
was an experience.
Q: What was music like back
then?
A: When I was young, I lived in
New Orleans and jazz music was in
and, oh, did I love to dance.
Q: Back then were politics more
or less popular?
A: Back then politics was less pop-
ular with the younger generation. Now
they have the young people voting up
in the mall.
Q: Was the transition from radio
to TV a big impact on your life?
A: When I was younger I used to
listen to the soaps on the radio, and
when the TV came out I was so excit-
ed.


By SAVANNAH VALDEZ
Special To The Herald-Advocate
I interviewed Abby Johnson, she
was born in Dallas, Texas, on May
20, 1944.
Q: What could you buy with $5
back when you were younger?
A: When I was younger I bought a
lot of things. I remember when my
mother gave me $5 to go buy me some
shoes with, and I came back with two


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Stop by and see why so many neighbors
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Q: Were fancy clothes important
like today?
A: Back then we.didn't have all the
choices, types of clothes, that we do
today, so I don't think it was important.
Q: What was usually worn?
A: Girls would usually wear a dress
and boys some trousers and a shirt.
Q: How did you wash your
clothes?
A: My mother usually washed them
by hand.
Q: Was there a great many jobs?
A: Jobs were fewer when I was
younger because there weren't all the
factories we have today.
Q: Was peer pressure as bad as it
is today?
A: Peer pressure wasn't bad where I
live, or really at all because there was-
n't as many bad things to do.
Q: What are the differences in a
child's expectations today?
A: Now children have more expec-
tations to go to school, to go to college,
stay out of trouble, and to have a big
smile doing it.
Q: What changes in food necessi-
ties have been made?
A: When I was younger we had the
basics. Now, children get chewy
gummy things for snacks and all kinds
of junk food.
Q: Was there more freedom for
teenagers back then?
A: Now you worry about kidnap-
ping, molesters, and just all around the
safety of your child, so no one really
has freedom.
Q: Do you think the security of
children has increased or deceased?
A: Increased, because children
come up missing every day. Parents
worry and suffocate their children
because of this.
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-
,ished..,lere as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.




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