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Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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110th Year, No. 41
4 Sections, 32 Pages
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Thursday, August 26, 2010


Timmerman Out; Sink Vs. Scot For Governor


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Without a doubt, local voters
will elect the first woman to the
Hardee County Commission
come November.
And Grady Johnson is the
Republican choice to battle


Democrat Matt Moye for the
other open commission seat.
But School Board races were
less decisive. Both will go to
runoffs in the fall, yet in one of
the races, just whose name
would appear on the ballot
could not be decided Tuesday


night.
A recount is being held today
(Thursday) to determine which
opponent Thomas Trevino will
face.
On the national and state
side, Hardee County voters also
chose Marco Rubio as the


Republican for U.S. Senate, but
opted for Democrat Jeff Greene
instead of statewide winner
Kendrick Meek. For U.S.
House District 13, local voters,
too, picked Vern Buchanan (R),.
but wanted Rick Eaton (D)
instead of the regional selection


of James Golden.
Rick Scott was the choice of
Republicans here as well as in
the state for governor, while
Alex Sink was selected by
Democrats. Local voters also
picked Pam Bondi (R) and Dan
Gelber (D) in the bid for attor-
ney general.
And it was no contest for
hometown boy Ben Albritton
(R), who captured nearly 91
percent of the vote here and 79
percent statewide as he seeks a
place in the State House for
District 66.
Just under 30 percent of
Hardee County's registered vot-
ers cast ballots in this Primary
Election.
In the Republican race for a


place on the Nov. 2 General
Election for County Commis-
sion District 2, Sue Birge easily,
ousted incumbent Nick Tim-
merman, with 62 percent of the
vote.
On the Democratic side, it
was a three-way race, with Bess
Stallings the winner at 43 per-
cent of. the tally over closest
rival Gary Oden at 34 percent
and Rafael Arce with 23.
So, it will be Birge vs.
Stallings for District 2.
In the District 4 County
Commission race, only the
Republicans had to choose a
candidate, and it will be Grady
Johnson who continues on to
face Democrat Matt Moye in
See TIMMERMAN 3A


-Wauchula Gets


2 New Leaders


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Hardee County's traditional gathering to watch polling results as they arrive has changed somewhat over the years.
This year, light rains drove the public indoors as the Supervisor of Elections Office posted totals in the county library
as well as outside.


Mosaic
By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Mosaic told 140 of 221 work-
ers at its .South Fort Meade
Mine on Friday not to report to
work until further notice as it
prepares to shut down the mine
indefinitely while awaiting the
outcome of ongoing legal pro-
ceedings.
The additional 81 employees
remain at the mine for the time
being to finish shipping out the
remaining stockpiled rock and
to prepare the mine for closing
in early September.
. Once the mine is closed, only
a skeleton crew will'stay to look
after the equipment and finish
some restoration requirements.
A few workers will be moved
to other Mosaic mines in the
area because of union contracts.
The rest of the mine employees
will continue to be paid until



WEATHER
DATE HIGH LOW RAIN
08118 94 75 0.00
08119 95 76 0.00
08/20 96 74 0.00
08121 93 75 0.02
08/22 91 76 0.31
08/23 84 76 0.62
08/24 87 74 0.36
TOTAL Rainfall to 8/2410 39.82
Same period last year 28.22
Ten Year Average 52.43
source: Univ. or na. Ona Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds ......... 6B
Community Calendar .3A
Courthouse Report ... 7C
Crime Blotter....... 11A
Hardee Living ....... 2B
Information Roundup .3A
Obituaries .......... 4A
School Lunch Menu ...4A



1111 11111111 I
7 18122 07290 3


Lays Off
Sept. 10, and then will be on
their own to wait and hope the
mine reopens soon.
"Our hope is we would see
some relief before Sept. 10,"
said Russell Schweiss, a
spokesman for Mosaic.
*Mosaic is asking U.S.
District Judge Henry Lee
Adams to modify his injunction
and allow Phase One of the
mine extension to be granted,
keeping the employees at work
for an additional. few months
while the legal process plays
out.
Phase One would permit
Mosaic to mine 200 acres and
disturb only nine acres of wet-




Minshew

Interim

Manager

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Community Development
Director Olivia Minshew will,
temporarily be Wauchula's
leader.
She was named interim city
manager at last Thursday's spe-
cial meeting of the Wauchula
City Commission.
Mayor/Chairman David Roy-
al explained that it, has been
customary to rotate department
heads to such a position and
"Olivia is next in line." Other
department heads are Ray
McClellan-public works; Bill
Beattie-police department; and
James Braddock-finance/-
billing.
Royal also announced that he
and city attorney Cliff Ables
had signed off Monday on the
completed separation agree-
ment with outgoing City Man-
ager Rick Giroux, whose five-
See INTERIM 3A


Mine's Workers


lands which already have been
cleared for mining, according to
Schweiss.
Mosaic asked the Sierra Club
to support the motion made to
the judge, but the club has


BEFORE & AFTER


rejected the idea and will not
support it.
Eric Huber, a lawyer for the
Sierra Club, was quoted in the
Aug. 17 Lakeland Ledger as
See MOSAIC 3A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
There will be two new mem-
bers on the Wauchula City
Commission.
Newcomers Russell Graylin
Smith and John Freeman will
replace the only two women on
the commission. Smith defeated
longtime Commissioner Connie
Spieth for Sept. 2 at the table,
while Freeman fills Seat 6
vacated by Delois Johnson,
who decided not to seek anoth-
er term.
Incumbents Val Patarini,
David Royal and Jerry Conerly
were re-elected to seats 1, 4 and
7 respectively.
Some races were closer than
others. All five will be sworn in
and take their seats at the Sept.
13 regular monthly meeting.
For Seat 1, Patarini won over
challenger Patricia Detwiler
308-252, taking 55 percent of
the vote.


For Seat 2, Smith claimed 54
percent of the vote, ousting
Spieth on a 298-252 vote.
For Seat 4, Chairman/Mayor
Royal retained his seat, over-
coming challenger Angel Lang
329-228, or 59 percent of the
vote.
For Seat 6, two political new-
comers battled it out, with
Freeman claiming a whopping
71 percent of the vote, 382-153
over Dawn Atkinson-Jones.
Finally, for Seat 7, Conerly
faced a stiff challenge from
Pamela M. Belflower but edged
her 291-274 or 51.5 percent of
the vote.
Only Freeman and Royal
were available for comment at
the elections office on Tuesday
evening.
"I'm excited, enthusiastic,
and ready to see what I can get
done. I want to thank the citi-
zens of Wauchula for all their
See WAUCHULA 2A


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Kindergartener Drew Beattie was shedding some tears in Missy Carlton's room at Wauchula Elementary School on
the first day of classes Monday, but she rebounded quickly when she realized her photo was being taken for the
newspaper. Hopefully, the smile remained and her first day of school stayed a happy one. Schools Superintendent
David Durastanti visited all schools, reporting, "It was one of the smoothest opening days I've had in my career." All
went well, he said. About 4,600 youngsters were in attendance. And Rob Krahl, director of transportation and edu-
cational facilities, said all were returned home safely, even one kindergartener who grot on the wrI. h'' e little
girl knew only her first name and that she lives "in a white house," yet armed with just that information her correct
destination was found. "The staff here is amazing," Krahl said of the Transportation Department.


S FNL Celebrates

Start Of School

S... Photos 4C


FRIDAY NIGHT

FOOTBALL BEGINS
... Story 1B


ZS Gets Check

SFor $4.26 Million

S... Story 9A







2A The Herald-Advocate, August 26, 2010


The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Edner (Cherry Bomb) Cherry was supposed to be in the fea-
tured bout Saturday night in Montreal, Canada, against a tough
opponent, on ESPN2 but it was cancelled.

Nobody asked but my favorite TV commercials are the ones
entitled "Messin' With Sasquatch" promoting Jack Link Beef
Jerky.

The 2010 2-A Hardee Wildcats will host Lake Placid Friday
night at 7 p.m. in the Kickoff Classic at Hardee Stadium. (see
story on page 1B)
This will be Buddy Martin's first year'a HHS head football
coach. He has 36 players and a fine staff of coaches.
The first big test will be the season opener at.powerful 1-A
Fort Meade on Friday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m.

The 2nd District Court of Appeals in Lakeland has upheld a
$65 million verdict for a young Wauchula woman injured in a traf-
fic crash in 2007 at Hwy. 64 and U.S. 17 Zolfo Springs, the
Lakeland Ledger reported on Aug. 18.
Kendra Lymon, now 22, was driving her car on Aug. 21, 2007,
when it was struck by a tractor-trailerit~ck. HIr lawyers .said she
had a green light and an eyewitness, wrote Jas(g Geary. The HHS
graduate was attending. South Florida community College and
planning to major in psychology. She also worked as a residential
aide at Florida Institute for Neurological Rehabilitation.
Her injuries left the young lady unable to care for herself.
Court records indicate she requires constant supervision, reported
the Ledger. A Polk County jury on March 18, 2009 reached the ver-
dict.

Between 2004 and 2009 there have been five cases of ALS
(Lou Gehrig's Disease) diagnosed in Hatdee County, with one pos-
sibly a misdagnosis, reported Dr. Steve Gordon, medical director of
the Hardee County Health Department.
He said the national average is one to two cases of ALS per
100,000 population a year. Dr. Gordon said there is no central reg-
istry for ALS in Florida.
The U.S. Center for Disease Control has been asked to give
Florida an ALS registry, he said.
Regarding brain tumors, he said there was one case in Hardee
in 2006 and four cases in 2007 of cancers in the central nervous
system. The average in recent years is two or three cases, ranging
from zero to five cases.
Two cases of brain cancer a year puts Hardee, with a popula-
tion of 28,000 over the state average, he said.
By late July there had been 55 horses in Florida that contract-
ed encephalitis and two human deaths from the disease.
Mosquitoes spread encephalitis and dengue fever.

Douglas Brooker of 3925 Rolling Hills Court East in Lake
Wales recently sent us a copy of a medical bill for his emergency
appendectomy at age 5 in Wauchula in February, 1948.
The bill was from Dr. M.A. Collier of Wauchula: hospital
room for two weeks, $63; doctor's operating fee, $125; operating
room fee and anesesthia, $25; glucose, $5; lab fee, $3; and peni-.
cillin, $45, for a total of $266.
How much would the same thing cost in 2010?
Brooker wrote late last year he was 66, in great health and has
not been in a hospital since.
Dr. Collier operated a hospital at Main Street and Florida
Avenue, and his office was over the Royal Theatre in the Stenstrom
Building. His phone number was easy to dial--61.
"Dr. Collier was not sure what was wrong with me when he
operated on me, and I almost died. I was in the hospital for two
weeks."

A sign on the back of a truck in Wauchula says "No Farmers
No Food."
Hardee County is one of Florida's best agricultural counties.

In 2008 city manager Rick Giroux and police chief Bill Beattie
of Wauchula designated Jimmy Hanchey as the Honorable Mayor
of Main Street. He has owned and operated Hanchey's Carpets
since 1968.

A rural Wauchula woman wants to remind drivers to obey the
speed limits, turn their radios down at night when people are trying
to sleep, and turn their lights on during rainstorms.

The new Florida orange crop has been estimated at 149 to 154
million boxes, compared with this past season's crop of 133 million
boxes. The 2008-09 state orange crop was 162 million boxes,
reported the Lakeland Ledger recently.
The aveIage price per pound solids paid by processors for
2009-10 was1$1.41 for earlies and mids and $1.63 for valencias.
Last year the prices were $1.18 and $1.31.
Sales of orange juice in the U.S. this past season were 438 mil-
lion gallons, a drop of 10 percent from the previous year of 488
million gallons.

I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us.
Pigs treat us as equals.
-Winston Churchill


Hardee County Election Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 TOTALS
Fort BG BG 1st UM Ona County Zolfo 1st MB New City PRECO Armory
Green Church City Church Comm. Springs Church Hope Hall

Rafael
County Arce 18 56 22 33 13 15 54 34 57 46 33 61 442
Comm.
District Gary
District Oden 18 51 45 59 51 34 92 19 133 36 33 86 657
2 ____-- --- -- --- ---- -- --- --- --- ------- ---
Dem. Bess ..
Stallings 48 53 43 91 43 53 87 57 114 78 27 146 840

County Sue
Comm. Birge 44 51 56 90 51 56 175 3 156 65 30 132 909
District
2 Nick Tim-
Rep. merman 12 30 32 59 25 29 92 1 112 45 29 92 558

County Richard
Commis- Farwell 13 18 10 44 13 22 55 0 54 20 12 50 311
son Grady
District Johnson 34 49 53 60 52 44 150 3 175 63 36 129 848
4
Rep. Mark Luc
kenbach 9 13 15 36 12 16 56 1 36 19 5 37 255

Glen
School Bergens 25 35 40 43 27 33 72 6 93 35 31 72 512
Board
ad strict GarryMo-
District Whorter 45 114 61 123 46 67 142 112 193 107 47 201. 1,258
4 ---- -_--- --------------------------------
4
Non-Par. Jan
Platt 71 103 102 171 109 86 303 8 301 132. 76 245 1,707

Loraine
Braddok 20 .21 20 56 56 30 84 12 90 58 18 71' 536

School Rocky
Board Kitchens 35 64 55 81 34 37 156 57 146 56 36 119 876
District Thomas
5 Trevino 37 119 67 136 54 64 131 27 189 95 76 211 1,206
Non-Par.
Jack
Webb 46 56 66 65 36 58 144 19 172 68 34 128 892


V. .~


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Another Hardee County tradition lives on, with burials of the "dead" on the Hardee County Courthouse lawn.


WAUCHULA
Continued From 1A


support. I will always be avail-
able for anyone who wants to
speak to me," said Freeman.
Royal agreed. "I appreciate


all the support that I have
received. I want to continue to
work for the people and move
forward."


Wauchula Election Results

4 6 10 TOTALS

Patricia
Detwiler 99 84 69 252
Seat 1
Val
Patarini 110 100 98 308

Graylin
Smith 115 101 82 298
Seat 2
Connie
Spieth 90 80 82 252

Angel
Lang 97 71 60 228
Seat 4
David
Royal 112 111 106 329

Dawn A.
Jones 53 42 58 153
Seat 6
John
Freeman 148 134 100 382

Pam
Belflower 120 85 69 274
Seat 7
Jerry
Connerly 91 102 98 291


I am a human being,,so.there is nothing human that I do not
feel to be my concern.
-Terence
Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a
dustbin upset in a high wind.


-Willia


m Golding


The only person who listens to both sides of an argument is the
fellow in the next apartment.
-Ruth Brown


ATTENTION: FIGHT FANS

The fight has been canceled. The story
on 1B on the Edner Cherry fight in Canada
to be televised on ESPN2 on Saturday
night won't happen because of possible
problems with his visa. It could possibly be
rescheduled at a later date in the U.S.



Teen Boys Accused


In Church Burglary


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two teenage boys were ar-
rested last week and charged
with breaking into and stealing
from a church a week earlier.
Jose Morales, 17, of 252
Glades St., Bowling Green, and
Jonathan Martinez, 16, of 152
Keeton Road, Wauchula, were
each charged with the felonies
of burglary and grand theft and
the misdemeanor offense of
criminal mischief.
Both boys were arrested and.
booked into the Hardee County
Jail, then released to the cus-
tody of their parents, according
to sheriff's Maj. Randy Dey.
"We released them to their par-
ents since they cooperated and
admitted to the crime," he said.
SAccording to a report filed by
Det. Manuel Martinez, Iglesia
de Cristo Belen, located at 2126
Alamo Ave. in Wauchula Hills,
was broken into at about 11:15
p.m. on Monday, Aug. 9.
The glass window in the
church office door was broken
out, he said. Then, the suspects
reached inside and unlocked the
door locks.
Dey said a set of "Crate
Audio" speakers, valued at
around $300, was taken.


Morales


Martinez
The church has a video sur-
veillance camera, the major
noted, which recorded the inci-
dent. He alleged that one of the
boys, Morales, spotted the cam-
era before leaving, however,
and used a stick to damage the
camera.
Dey said the pair later con-
fessed to the theft in interviews
with detectives.












November.
Johnson garnered 60 percent
of the vote over fellow
Republicans Richard Farwell
and Mark Luckenbach.
For School Board District 4,
incumbent Jan Platt remained
alive and well with 49 percent
of the vote. It would have taken
50 percent plus one, however,
to be a winner. She failed to
reach that mark, putting her in a
runoff with nearest contender
Garry McWhorter.
McWhorter scored 36 percent
of the tally. Glenn Bergens fol-
lowed well behind, with 15 per-
cent.
But in School Board District
5, the four-way race for the seat
left open by incumbent Wendell
Cotton ended with no clear
decision. Voters easily chose
Thomas Trevino for the runoff,
with 34 percent of the vote, but
just who he will run off against
was uncertain.
Jack Webb was next up, with
25.41 percent of the tally, but
Rocky Kitchens came in at
24.96 percent. In cases of less
than one-half of a percent dif-



INTERIM
Continued From 1A
year-plus career with the city
ended last Wednesday.
After the commission unani-
mously followed Royal's rec-
ommendation to name Min-
shew the interim director, he
said a search for another person
to temporarily head the city
would begin immediately. The
Florida League of Cities has a
group of retired city and county
managers who fill such tempo-
rary slots and there are other
possibilities, Royal said.
He explained that the city
needed someone who under-
stood utility negotiations, such
as ongoing with Tampa Electric
Co. (TECO).
Commissioner Jerry Conerly
also mentioned Marty Black as
possible interim manager and
briefly discussed setting who-
ever is chosen on a contract
basis.
Royal and Conerly hope to
have resumes available for
commissioners to consider dur-
ing the September workshop
meeting, which was moved to
Sept. 7 because of the Labor
Day holiday on Monday."
Insurance quotes for Giroux's
policy and Community Redev-
opment Agency rankings of
downtown projects for a $5 mil-
lion bond issue will also be on
the workshop agenda.







THURSDAY. AUG. 26
V/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
THURSDAY. Sept. 2
/Hardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex 1, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.







Youth Coalition
Plans Meeting
The Hardee County Youth
Coalition will hold its annual
meeting and bi-annual elec-
tions for president, vice pres-
ident and treasurer next
Thursday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m.
The meeting will be at the
Hardee County Schools ESE
Center, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula. For more infor-
.mation e-mail hcyouthco@-
live.com or call Chuck Dixon
at 773-3689 or Dawn Atkin-
son-Jones at 781-6999.

Disabled Can Get
Amplified Phone


Florida residents who have
a hearing 6r speech loss can
get a free amplified tele-
phone on Thursday, Sept. 9,
at the Catheryn McDonald
Senior Center, 310 N. Eighth
Ave., Wauchula.
Hearing Impaired Persons
of Charlotte County, which
provides the free phones,
will see people by appoint-
ment between 12:30 and
2:30 p.m. To make an apoint-
ment call 941-743-8347.


Continued From 1A
ference, state law calls for an
automatic recount of votes.
The fourth candidate, Loraine
Braddock, took 15 percent of
the pie.
With Webb's vote total at 892
and Kitchens' at 876 a differ-
ence of 16 votes the
Canvassing Board met briefly
Tuesday night to plan its course
of action.
Canvassing Board members
Judge Jeff McKibben, Com-
mission Attorney Ken Evers,
Elections Supervisor Jeff
Ussery and County Commis-
sion Chairman Terry Atchley
calculated the vote difference to
be a mere .0045, and unani-
mously called for a recount.
That recount, McKibben
noted, could be waived by the
candidate with the lower vote
total, Kitchens, if he so chose.
Ussery called both Webb and
Kitchens late Tuesday night,
and the recount was set.
It will be held at 9 a.m. today
(Thursday) at the Elections
Office, with the Canvassing
Board hand-feeding each and
every ballot into the automated
counter.
Lacking a clear view of
whom he will meet in the
November election, Trevino
focused on his selection by vot-
ers. "I just want to let the resi-
dents of Hardee County know
I'm appreciative of their sup-
port," he said outside the
Elections Office Tuesday night.
"I'm humbled by the support
the residents have shown me,"
he added. "I'm just happy with



MOSAIC
Continued From 1A
saying, "The judge found the
mining permit was illegally
issued. It's an illegal.act they're
proposing."
Adams issued the prelimi-
nary injunction against Mosaic
on July 30.
He found the permit issued to
mine 10,750 acres in Hardee
County was invalid because the
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
did not do the required
Environmental Impact State-
ment for the property.
He sent the permit back to the
Corps to explore other options
resulting in less damage being
done to the environment. It is
unknown how long it will take
the Corps to do this.
On July 12, Mosaic issued
warning notices to 221 mine
employees, stating they would
be laid-off in 60 days if the
Sierra Club was successful in
the lawsuit.
The Sierra Club won, and
Mosaic immediately appealed
to the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of
Appeals in Atlanta.
Now it is up to Adams in
Jacksonville to decide the fate
of the workers in jeopardy of
losing their jobs.
The Sierra Club has until
Aug. 30 to file its response to
Mosaic's offer with the U.S.
District Court. If Adams does
not accept the proposal, the case
will head to Atlanta and the
appeals court.
Mosaic will ask the appellate
court to reverse the decision of
Adams and allow it to continue
as planned with the extension
across County Line Road into
northern Hardee.
Adams has set an Oct. 28
deadline for Mosaic, the Sierra
Club, Manasota 88 and 3PR
(People Protecting Peace River)
to file written arguments for a
permanent injunction against
the extension.


the results."
Platt, too, had words of grate-
fulness. "Thank you to all who
have been supporting me, and
please continue to," she said
Tuesday night. "My campaign
is that I'm at the schools work-
ing, and I'll continue on work-
ing at the schools as hard as I
can."
McWhorter, who will meet
Platt on the Nov. 2 ballot,
watched results come in from a
distance in the Elections Office
parking lot Tuesday night.
"First of all, I want to say God
is good," he said after tallies
showed him the second top
vote-getter. "I thank the voters
and my supporters. Hardee
County is a wonderful place to
live."
McWhorter went on to thank
his opponents, Platt and
Bergens, for "a good clean
race," adding, "Campaigning
has been wonderful and I look
forward to November. My cam-
paign remains that I will take
care of the kids, the employees
and the people of Hardee
County."
County Commission District
2's Stallings was struck by the
totals. "I am extremely hum-
bled, and I am super apprecia-
tive of all the support I've
received and all the words of
encouragement I have been
given.
"This paves the way for me to
do.what my ultimate goal is,"
Stallings continued, "and that is
to serve my home county."
Added Stallings on the
Primary, "This is one hurdle
and the next is in November,
then I hope to actually get to
stop campaigning and start
serving my county."
Republican Birge will meet
her on that ballot. Said Birge,
"The Republicans have spoken
and I am thrilled with the vote
of confidence in me. Thank you
for your votes, now follow me
on to the General Election.
"If given a chance," she
added, "I will serve this county
with everything I have within
me."
Birge promised to hit the
roads running on her way to the
Nov. 2 vote. She also praised
fellow candidates, saying, "I
would like to say that I am
proud of every candidate that
ran for office to make Hardee
County a better place. It is a
challenge not everyone is will-
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County Commission District 4
slot, was grateful to be his
party's candidate in the
November election.
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support," he said on Tuesday
night. "I appreciate it, and I ask
for their continued support."
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ward to the General Election.
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reiterated in expressing his
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a lot of supporters."
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Obituaries


DEBORAH 'DEB' RUTH
TAYLOR
Deborah "Debi" Ruth Taylor,
58, of Wauchula, died on
Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, at
Sebring.
Born on Dec. 15, 1951, at
Evrts, Ky., she came to Hardee
County from Flagler Beach 12
years ago. She was a cook at
Florida Institute for Neurologic
Rehabilitation.
She was preceded in death by
her father, William Leach; and
sister Janet Wilson.
She is survived by her moth-
er Winifred Leach of Fort
Meade; companion Jack John-
son of Bowling Green; daughter
Jessica Nord and husband
David of Wauchula; brothers
Tim Leach of West Plains, Mo.,
and Mike Leach and wife Gina
of Kingsport, Tenn.; sisters
Judy Hutchens and companion
Ernie Radloff of Marathon, and
Tina Leach of Fort Meade; and
grandchildren John David Nord
and Gracie Nord.
A memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug.
29, at Robarts Garden Chapel.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

MAXINE ELIZABETH
WATSON
Maxine Elizabeth Watson,
82,. of Fort Meade, died on
Sunday, Aug. 22, 2010, at her
home.
Born Aug. 8, 1928, in
Dothan, Ala., she came to Fort
Meade in 1946 from Dothan.
She was a Certified Nursing
Assistant and worked at Rohr
Home in Bartow for 27 years.
She was a member of First
Baptist Church of Fort Meade.
She was preceded in death by
husbands Mitchell Hicks and
Isaac Watson; brother Hubert
..Skinner, Grady Skinner and
Willie Fred Skinner; and sister
Lula Woodham.
Survivors include daughter
June Jerkins and husband Bill
of Fort Meade; three grandchil-
dren Elizabeth Mosley, Dawn
Ensslin and Chip Jerkins; and
six great-grandchildren.
Visitation was yesterday
(Wednesday) at the funeral
home. Services are today
(Thursday) at 10:30 a.m. at the
First Baptist Church of Fort
Meade with the Rev. Kenny
Slay officiating. Interment will
follow in Evergreen Cemetery.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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DEBORAH 'DEBI'
RUTH TAYLOR
Deborah "Debi" Ruth
Taylor, 58, of Wauchula, died
on Saturday, Aug. 21, 2010, in
Sebring.
She was born on Dec. 15,
1951, at Evarts, Ky., and
came to Hardee County from
Flagler Beach 12 years ago.
She was a cook at Florida
Institute for Neurologic Re-
habilitation.
She was preceded in death
by her father William Leach;
and sister Janet Wilson.
Survivors include her
mother Winifred Leach of
Fort Meade; companion Jack
Johnson of Bowling Green;
daughter Jessica Nord and
husband David of Wauchula;
brothers Tim Leach of West
Plains Mo., and Mike Leach
and wife Gina of Kingsport,
Tenn.; sisters Judy Hutchens
and companion Ernie Radloff
of Marathon, and Tina Leach
of Fort Meade; grandchildren
John David Nord and Gracie
Nord; and several nieces and
nephews.
A memorial service will be
held at 2 p.m. on Sunday,


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from children. How much
patience you have, for
instance.
-Franklin P. Jones


HERMINIA RAMIREZ
Herminia Ramirez, 81,
passed away peacefully on
Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, in
Frostproof at the age of 81.
Formerly of Florida City,
she was born in Kennedy,
Texas, on April 25, 1929. She
was a devoted wife of the late
Juan Ramirez, loving daugh-
ter of the late Guillermo and
Teresa Ramirez, loved parish
member of many years to
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
in Homestead, and for the past
five years attended Saint
Catherine Catholic Church in
Avon Park.
She was the cherished
mother of two daughters, Ros-
ario Ocuto and Amparo Islas,
along with their husbands,
Albert Ocuto III and Fernando
Islas and had loving grand-
children, Albert Ocuto IV,
John William Ocuto and
Stephanie Ocuto, all of Sev-
ierville, Tenn.; Fernando Islas
Jr., Kimberly Islas and Ashley
Islas, all of Frostproof; and
seven brothers and sisters.
She was preceded in death
by her brothers Carlos Ra-
mirez and Flavio Ramirez. For
those blessed in her life, she
will be remembered as our
caring mother, loving daugh-
ter, sister and friend.
Visitation was held from 6
to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Aug.
25, 2010, at the Marion Nel-
son Funeral Home in Frost-
proof. The funeral service will
be held today (Thursday) at 11
a.m. at Our Lady of Grace
Catholic Church in Avon Park.
Interment will follow at the
Silver Hill Cemetery in Frost-
proof. Condolences may be
sent to the family at
www.marionnelsonfuneral
home.com.
Marion Nelson Funeral
Home
Lake Wales


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND.
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.:252010CA000099
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA, a National Banking
Association organized under the
law of the United States of
America,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MARY FRANCES SKINNER,
SAMUEL DOUGLAS SKINNER
and CYNTHIA SKINNER,
Defendants.

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Fees and Costs enter
Court on August 16, 2
above-styled cause, I
the highest and best
cash on the Seco
Hallway Outside of Ro
the Hardee County C
located at 417 West M
Wauchula, Florida, on tl
Sept., 2010, at 11:00 a.
lowing-described proper
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DISTANCE OF 415
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LYING IN SECTION
TOWNSHIP 35 S(
RANGE 26 EAST, HA
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
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DISTANCE OF 415
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TANCE OF 430
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FEET; THENCE RUN
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LYING IN SECTION
TOWNSHIP 35 SO
RANGE 26, EAST, HAI
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Dated this 17 day of Aug
B. HUGH B
CLERK OF THE
BY: CONNIE
DEPUTY


Letter To The Public

Dr. Barbara Carlton Speaks
On Post-Mining Reclamation


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Enjoy Fifth-Quarter

Fun At Area Church


Once again this year, Hardee
County's various churches are
working together to provide a
fun alternative for those Friday
nights following home football
games.
During this high-school foot-
ball season, New Hope Baptist,
Oak Grove Baptist, Florida's
First Assembly, First Christian,
First Baptist of Wauchula,
Northside Baptist and other
churches will once again host
Fifth Quarters.
Following each home foot-
ball game, sixth graders
through college-age students
and their families are invited to
the area-wide Fifth Quarters
events, to be held this year in
New Hope Baptist Church's
Recreation Center at 1999 SR
64 E.
The fun-filled evenings will
include all kinds of sports activ-
ities, free food and drinks, and a


powerful devotional thought
offered by local youth minis-
ters.
The evenings will end by
about midnight each week.
This year's home varsity
football games-and Fifth
Quarters-will take place start-
ing this Friday and then again
on Sept. 10, Oct. 1, Oct. 22 and
Oct. 29. So, after the Wildcats
win their first home game on
Friday night, head on over for
the kickoff of Fifth Quarters
fun!
The churches involved also
invite any other churches to join
in providing this safe and fun
environment for our students
this football season.
For more information about
Fifth Quarters, contact Pastor
Justin Worden at New Hope
Baptist Church by calling 781-
9218.


Letter To The Editor

South Fort Meade Mine
Union President Comments


Ar,',n 45 Dear Editor,
that pur- For the last 31 years, I've
Judgment been a phosphate miner. I say
idgment of this with pride because my
Attorney's work helps put food on the table
red by the of families like yours and mine
010, in the every day all across the world.
will sell to
bidder for I've been the union president at
md Floor Mosaic's South Fort Meade
om 202 of mine for the past 24 years and
courthouse, worked with a great crew of
ain Street, men and women who are very
he 8 day of dedicated to the quality of their
m., the fol- work.
erty:
Over the years I've shared
1/2 OF their happiness as they wel-
comed a new child into their
)RNER families, or.sent their kids off to
E 1/4; college. I've also shared their
RTH A
FEET; grief when they've lost a loved
A DIS- one.
FEET; One thing we've always had
JTH A in common is high hopes for
506.51 our families. The good-paying
WEST jobs provided by the phosphate
-E OF industry allowed many of us to
P.O.B., see our families succeed in
N 26, ways that wouldn't have been
OUTH, possible otherwise.
%RDEE The Sierra Club's lawsuit
/2 OF against our mine extension into
Hardee County has taken these
RNER hopes and dreams and thrown
E 1/4; them into uncertainty.
!TH A The employees at South Fort
FEE1T Meade know how long and hard
A DIS Mosaic worked to permit this
FEET extension, and we've all been
TH A
06.51 aware for some time that the
WEST extension was needed to keep
RUN the mine open. Now, as our
E OF jobs and families are threatened
"O.B., by this lawsuit, we watch as the
UTH, groups behind it point their fin-
RDEE gers at the company and twist
the facts. They say Mosaic
didn't plan properly.
,2010. Maybe they're partly right.
IRADLEY Apparently, one thing Mosaic
COURT didn't plan on after seven long
years of permitting was that the
SCOKER Sierra Club would file a last-
Y CLERK minute lawsuit after the final
permit was issued and just as
8:26,9:2c work at the mine extension was
about to start.


Maybe Mosaic thought if
they put enough environmental
protections in the permit and
got approvals from local gov-
ernments all the way up to the
EPA, the Sierra Club would
accept it. We see now that no
matter how great the protec-
tions are, these environmental
groups will always try to stop
mining, because that's just what
they do.
Even though our jobs are at
stake, we understand the posi-
tion Mosaic is in, and we sup-
port them. We've seen how they
found ways to keep us on the
job for months while there was
very little phosphate left to
mine, and we were waiting for
the final permits for the exten-
sion to be approved. This is a
good company, and we know
they are fighting hard to bring
us back to work.
Now, Mosaic has proposed a
compromise that could keep us
at work for a few more months
while the lawsuit works its way
through the system. What the
company is proposing would
only require mining nine acres
of wetlands that had already
been cleared before the Sierra
Club sued.
The newspapers reported
recently that the Sierra Club's
Colorado lawyer is saying they
plan to object to Mosaic's
request. It's difficult to imagine
how this lawyer from Colorado
can say that these nine acres are
more important than the liveli-
hoods of so many families.
I guess it's easy for someone
sitting thousands of miles away
to not care about families here.
But I can say for certain that I
do not know of any employee at
South Fort Meade who would
wish upon this lawyer's family
what he is doing to ours.
Mike Chester
President, Local 814C
International Chemical
Workers Union


What's. Fo


To the Citizens of Hardee
County,
The Carlton Family has had
deep roots in the Heartland of
Florida since the 1800's. We are
proud of our agricultural her-
itage and have demonstrated
our stewardship and love of the
land.
Albert and Barbara Carlton
sold land to the Gardinier
Faniily in the late 1970s and
were promised that there would
be real reclamation of the land
post-mining. The Gardinier
Company was later sold to
Mosaic, and our family has
voiced concern over the total
lack of reclamation of the
mined land.
We were in favor of the
removal of the phosphate rock
in return for protecting the
watersheds of Horse Creek,
Peace River, and Brushy Creek
and leveling the land after min-
ing. The "pause" in phosphate
mining by the court will enable
our citizens to look at the cur-
rent status of the watershed pro-
tection and the reclamation
process. If the mining process
Continues as is today, we will


We each must go-and go alone
to that uncharted sea,
Whose hand will reach to claim our souls
for all eternity?
The hand that drags the sinner,
screaming to his place.
Or the nail scarred hand of God,
offering His grace!

A hand of love, we all assume-
for we were always good,
And some believe that Christ's own blood,
once stained a cross of wood!

A gift of love He offers,
salvation, full and free.

And yet some turn away,
and choose to stand, before Almighty God,
in rags on Judgment Day

Kitty Oden
Wauchula



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have no jobs in the future
because the land has been left
as a total environmental and
ecological disaster without any
economic viability.
It is time that the phosphate
companies become a true mem-
ber of our community by volun-
tarily stepping up to provide a
sustainable economic underpin-
ning for future land use that will
provide jobs after the dragline
is gone.
There is a collaborative study
at Florida Southern that
addresses real reclamation. It
may be time for an independent
scientific model that will insure
and secure the future of Hardee
County, as well as Central
Florida.
Though I do not believe that a
plant will spring up where no
seed has been -I have great
faith in a seed.
Convince me that you have a
seed and I am prepared t'o
expect wonders.
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From one who loves the land,
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Wauchula






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Letter To Editor:

Public Workshop Needed

For Fort Green's Future


Dear Editor:
Soon, the EAR proposal
being reviewed by Tallahassee
DCA (Department of Com-
munity Affairs) will return for
public comment and considera-
tion by county commissioners.
Over the past two months I've
had discussions with various
stakeholders looking for adjust-
ments that address the needs of
all parties-Hardee County, CF
Industries, and Fort Green fam-
ilies. Simply, there is a way to
have responsible mining in Fort
Green that leaves the rural com-
munity .viable and well posi-
tioned for family friendly
development.
The proposed changes are too
broad and give the perception
Fort Green is slated to become
an industrial zone. This per-
ception could end up depopulat-
ing a 155-year-old community.
Fortunately, a few minor adjust-
ments already discussed with
CF Industries could leave Fort
Green better than before.
How?
First, the proposed Fort
Green mining overlay includes
four land categories:
Land containing quality phos-
phate ore that is accessible for
profitable mining.
Land that could never be
mined for environmental rea-
sons -- creeks, tributaries,
wetlands, etc.
Land with insufficient ore
content to justify mining -- CF
Industries says ore content in


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

CASE NO.: 252009CA000379

WELLS FARGO BANK, NATION-
AL ASSOCIATION AS TRUSTEE
UNDER POOLING AND SERVIC-
ING AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
AUGUST 1, 2006 SECURITIZED
ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES
LLC TRUST 2006-HE1 MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-HE1,
Plaintiff

vs.

SARAH LEE LAZO, UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SARAH LEE LAZO
UNKNOWN TENANTS) IN POS-
SESSION #1 AND #2, AND ALL
OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES,
et:al.,
Defendant(a).

RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Summary
Judgment of Foreclosure dated
September 2, 2009, and an Order
Rescheduling Foreclosure Sale
dated August 17, 2010, entered in
Civil Case No.: 252009CA00379
of the Circuit Court of the Tenth'
Judicial Circuit In and for Hardee
County, Florida, wherein WELLS
FARGO BANK, NATIONAL ASSO-
CIATION AS TRUSTEE UNDER
POOLING AND SERVICING
AGREEMENT DATED AS OF
AUGUST 1, 2006 SECURITIZED
ASSET BACKED RECEIVABLES
LLC TRUST 2006-HE1 MORT-
GAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFI-
CATES, SERIES 2006-HE1,
Plaiitiff, and SARAH LEE LAZO,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF SARAH
LEE LAZO is the Defendant.

I will sell to the highest bidder for
cash, at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 W. Main St.,
Second Floor Hallway outside of
Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873,
at 11:00 AM, on the 8 day of
September, 2010, the following
described real property as set
forth in said Final Summary
Judgment, to wit:

BEGIN AT THE SOUTH-
EAST CORNER OF LOT 6,
BLOCK A, F. KINCAID'S,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT
BOOK 2, PAGE(S) 112,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA; THENCE RUN
WEST 30 FEET; THENCE
NORTH 492 FEET TO THE
POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE CONTINUE
NORTH 82 FEET; THENCE
WEST 138.95 FEET;
STHENCE SOUTH 82 FEET;
THENCE EAST 138.95
FEET TO THE POINT OF
BEGINNING.

If you are a person claiming a
right to funds remaining after the
sale, you must file a claim with
the clerk no later than 60 days
after the sale. If you fan to file a
claim you will, not be entitled to
any remaining funds. After 60
days, only the owner of record as


of the date of the lis pendens may
claim the surplus.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of the court on August 16, 2010.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF THE COURT
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
8:26,9:20


the area is highly variable.
* Land with mineable ore in
hard-to-reach locations -- too
expensive to mine
Crystal clear logic demands
mining overlays only be placed
on land containing accessible
quality phosphate ore support-
ing profitable mining and com-
plete reclamation.
There is never a reason to
place a mining overlay on land
that would never be mined.
About 70 percent of the pro-
posed mining overlay is land
that would never be mined.
Certainly, CF Industries gains
no advantage from excess over-
lays. Property owners would
face lower property values, dif-
ficulty getting mortgages and
limited buyers. They gain no
advantage.
Property owners hoping to
sell to CF Industries may or
may not have mineable ore.
They gain no advantage until
they know for sure (a simple
core sample CF could do at no
cost). Hardee County officials
place the county at peril for
expensive court judgments by
knowingly placing mining
overlays on land that could
never be mined, especially
without the expressed permis-
sion of property owners under
and adjacent to land overlaid
for mining.
It is. absolutely within the
capability of CF Industries and
applicable agencies to quickly
and inexpensively assess the
Fort Green area to determine
where a mining overlay could'
make sense. Then and only
then will stakeholders have the
knowledge to go forward with a
development plan. Addition-
ally, the proposed mining over-
lay is over private property not
owned by the county or any
mining company.
These owners were never
asked permission for an overlay
nor told if their land could be
mined. This is not fair, right or
legal. Finally, the Fort Green
community was not involved in
drawing the proposed overlay.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
/ PR"ATE DIVISION
'FILE N~1 52010CP000066


IN RE: ESTATE OF
ROBERT L. PRESCOTT,
ROBERT LAWRENCE
PRESCOTT, a/k/a R.L.
PRESCOTT,
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDIT

The administration
estate of ROBERT L. PR
a/k/a ROBERT LAWRENC
COTT, a/k/a R.L. PR
deceased, whose date
was May 9, 2010, Is pe
the Circuit Court for
County, Florida, Probate
the address of which
Office Drawer 1749, W
Florida 33873. The nai
addresses of the
Representative and the
Representative's attome
forth below.
All creditors of the
and other persons havir
or demands against de
estate, on whom a cop
notice Is required to bi
must file their claims
court WITHIN THE LA
THREE MONTHS AFT
DATE OF THE FIRST P
TION OF THIS NOTICE
TY DAYS AFTER THE I
SERVICE OF A COPY
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of t
dent and other persons
claims or demands agali
dent's estate, must f
claims with this court
THREE MONTHS AFT
DATE OF THE FIRST P
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT S
WITHIN THE TIME PERI
FORTH IN SECTION 732
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
WILL BE FOREVER BARI
NOTWITHSTANDING T
PERIODS SET FORTH
ANY CLAIM FILED T
YEARS OR MORE AFT
DECEDENTS DATE OF D
BARRED.
The date of first public
this Notice is Aug. 26, 20
Personal Repress
SANDRA PRESCI
McCORKLE
4005 Misty Momli
Casselberry, FL 3

ROBERT LAWREI
PRESCOTT, JR
3045 South Cove
Birmingham, AL 3

Attorney for Personal
Representatives:
Kenneth B. Evers, of
KENNETH B. EVERS, P.A
Florida Bar No. 0054852
424 West Main Street
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-130
Phone: 863 773-5600


a/k/a


Merely given the right to com-
ment on an overlay after the
fact is not being involved in the
process. They deserve a seat at
the table with consideration
given to the needs of the com-
munity.
Therefore, the proposed min-
ing overlay needs to go back to
the table for fine tuning with
representation from the Fort
Green community, CF Indus-
tries, and county planners
including the Planning and
Zoning Board and the new
county planner, Mr. Denny.
In my meetings with upper
management of CF Industries,
we discussed other adjustments
that benefit their interest as well
as the community's.
On land that could be mined,
there is usually no advantage to
mining under houses. A mini-
mum homestead of 2 1/2 acres
around homes would preserve
the 155-year-old community
while saving CF Industries the
cost of buying and destroying
homes. If necessary, however,
a home could be relocated to a
Fort Green site agreeable to the
owner. This allows families to
remain in Fort Green or sell to
another family. This keeps the
population stable.
Reclamation and restoration
activities should quickly return
mined land to the rural commu-
nity in existing or better condi-
tion. CF Industries has demon-
strated this ability by not plac-
ing settling ponds in the area
and filling holes with sand tail-
ings and ample topsoil overlay.
The new CF Industries
Citizens Advisory Committee
in Fort Green could provide
local oversight functions and
facilitate expenditure of target-
ed funds provided by CF
Industries for final development
and beautification of mined
areas in Fort Green.
Under the new overlay, CF
industries could agree to devel-
op and use their mined land
only for A-1 rural purposes.
This would keep the character
and culture of the community
consistent and increase the



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

CASE NO: 25 2009 CA 000243
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING
AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2007
GSAMP TRUST 2007-NC1,


Plaintiff
S vs.

OS BAYARDO DETRINIDAD, et.al.,
ORS

of the Defendants.
ESCOTT,
DE PRES- NOTICE OF
ESCOTT, FORECLOSURE SALE
of death
ndlng In NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
Hardee suant to a Final Judgment of
Division, Foreclosure dated Sept. 21, 2009,
Is Post and entered in Case No. 25 2009
Vauchula, CA 000243, of the Circuit Court of
mes and the Tenth Judicial Circuit In and
Personal for Hardee County, Florida, where-
Personal In BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL
y are set ASSOCIATION AS SUCCESSOR
BY MERGER TO LASALLE BANK
decedent NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS
ig claims TRUSTEE UNDER THE POOLING
acedent's AND SERVICING AGREEMENT
y of this DATED AS OF FEBRUARY 1, 2007
B served GSAMP TRUST 2007-NC1, Is a
with this Plaintiff and BAYARDO DE-
TER OF TRINIDAD; UNKNOWN SPOUSE
ER THE OF BAYARDO DETRINIDAD;
'UBLICA- UNKNOWN TENANT #1; UN-
OR THIR- KNOWN TENANT #2 are the
DATE OF Defendants. B. HUGH BRADLEY
OF THIS as The Clerk of the Circuit Court
will sell to the highest and best
he dece- bidder for cash Hardee County
s having Courthouse, 417 West Main
nat dece- Street, 2nd Floor Hallway outside
ile their Room 202, Wauchula, Florida, at
WITHIN 11:00 AM on Sept. 8, 2010, the fol-
ER THE lowing described property as set
'UBLICA- forth In said Final Judgment, to
wit:
3O FILED
ODS SET LOT 12 OF BLOCK "A; OF
3.702 OF KNOLLWOOD SUBDIVI-
E CODE SION, A SUBDIVISION IN
RED. HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
HE TIME DA, AS PER PLAT BOOK 3,
ABOVE, PAGE 32.
'WO (2)
'ER THE Any person claiming an interest in
)EATH IS the surplus from the sale, if any,
other than the property owner as
cation of of the date of the lis pendens must
D10. file a claim within 60 days after the
sale.
entative:
OTT Dated this 18 day of Aug., 2010.

ng Place B. HUGH BRADLEY
2707 CLERK OF THE COURT
NCE BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
Drive
15216 In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, Persons
needing a reasonable accommo-
dation to participate in this pro-
ceeding should, no later than
sever (7) days prior, contact the
Clerk of the Court's disability
coordinator at 8637732161, 412 W
ORANGE ST. RM A102, WAUCHU-
)8 LA FL, 33873. If hearing Impaired,
contact (TDD) 8009558771 via
8:26,9:2c Florida Relay System.


HARDEE YOUTH FOOTBALL STARTED ON SATURDAY


COURTESY PHOTOS BY JAMES W. TAYLOR
Wildcat senior division running back Aaron Briones carries several Winter Haven
defenders on this power run.
F. jm I .. w.I s 1' W "ll Zi


value of their CF holdings.
The second part of the pro-
posed changes under review in
Tallahassee deal with future
land use on previously mined
areas surrounding Fort Green.
Some minor adjustments will
benefit all parties.
Agricultural Buffer Around
Fort Green: All changes need
to consider the 155-year-old
living community. The current
proposal has the potential to
severely affect these people.
Allowing industrial and certain
commercial uses on land near
the community will negatively
affect property values and their
quality of life. Residential
farming communities and
heavy industry do not mix. A
buffer of sufficient size to pre-
serve the existing rural A-I
environment is needed around
Fort Green and Hardee Lakes
Park.
Match Land Use Designa-
tion to Land Capability: The
proposed land use changes for
previously mined land in sites 2
and 3 need adjustments that
match land use designations
with what the land can support.
The suitability of these sites for
development vary widely de-
pending on prior location of set-
tling areas and reclamation
methods uscd. Blanket land
use changes over thousands of
acres without delineating what
uses the land can support is like
putting mining overlays on land
that could never be mined.
Most of this land should remain
A-1 Agricultural until capabili-
ties are determined. Unneces-
sarily changing land use with-
out any development projects
on the horizon limits potential
development falling outside the
designation. A heavy industry
designation will discourage
commercial, light industry, and
residential developers. There-
fore, leaving land use A-i
makes the most sense until
future trends guide appropriate
changes. Law allows two land
use changes per year as projects
come forward.
Fort Green Springs Rural
Town Center: The present
designation of Rural Town
Center identifies the natural
place for future retail support of
the Fort Green community.
The proposed EAR amendment
changes this designation for the
primary purpose of reducing the
mining setback from 1/4 mile to
as low as 100 feet. This is not a
good reason for changing the
character and future of the Fort
Green community. There is a
better way. If phosphate lies
under Fort Green rural center
and CF Industries agreed to
quickly restore the area to
build-ready condition including
installation of utility infrastruc-
ture; the entire rural center
could be mined with no set-
backs. Since CF would own
the land, they have every reason


Pee-Wee division running back Hardee Pace forces his
way across the goal line to give the Hardee team the 12-
7 lead with only 30 seconds left in that game.


I r-CY "- "--
Aaron Briones, senior division receiver, caught the ball
and broke a tackle to score Hardee's only TD of the
game.


to promote the family friendly
development of the town center.
The current plan is still in the
oven. She's not done yet.
There is potential and opportu-
nity with this plan. One or two
workshops attended by repre-
sentatives from Fort Green, CF
Industries, and county planners
could result in a good plan that
adequately addresses the inter-
ests of the community-and other
stakeholders. There are no
deadlines or reasons why this
plan cannot be refined into a
useful product.
Having spoken with many
people including Commissioner
Bryant, senior management of
CF Industries, county and state
planners, real estate company
owners, election candidates and
Fort Green families, I found


unanimous support for a public
workshop to fine-tune the plan.
It is up to the board of county
commissioners to call for a
workshop to review DCA rec-
ommendations and discuss
adjustments like" the ones
described above.
By way of this public request,
I ask the County Manager to
obtain approval for a planning
workshop once the amendments
return from Tallahassee.
Fort Green families -- nobody
wins with the current plan.
With your active support, the
plan can be adjusted to protect
your homes and country way of
life.

Henry Kuhlman
hjkuhlmari@gmail.com
Fort Green






August 26, 2010, The Herald-Advocate 7A

Volleyball Girls Take Court Monday


BEST BARBECUERS


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Magnolia Manor Fun Day held on July 17 attracted a large crowd with its grilling
competition, free food for kids and plenty of games and activities. When the coals
cooled, however, it was time to award some serious prizes. Best BBQ went to Hardee
Pace. In second place was Anthony Cook. Both are shown above with Magnolia Manor
Park Committee members: (from left) Anthony Cook, Darlye Cook, Jessie Wiggins,
Hardee Pace, Mary Williamson, Ladarious Pace, Wilfredo Freytes III and Shelreatha
Outley. Below, candidate Garry McWhorter with some of the children at the event.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
In a newer fast-paced mode,
the Hardee Lady Wildcats are
ready to greet opponents.
First-year varsity volleyball
coach Jessica Leupold is upbeat
about the possibilities. Led by a
half dozen seniors and five jun-
iors the varsity "is coming
together as a team.,It's tough
going up against opponents
who are even 5-6 inches taller
than you, but picking up the
pace will give us an advantage
in this department," said
Leupold.
"We're working on some new
things and perfecting some of
the skills they've learned in the
past. Varsity has a lot of seniors
this year who want to win and it
shows. The girls are going to be
tough competitors this year,"
she concluded.
Seniors suiting up for their
final season are Sarah Byers,
LaCresha Carlton, Lacey
Garza, Vanessa Garza, Eryn
Mahone' and Yesenia Vargas.
Joining them are juniors Maria
Anselmo, Ashley Louis, Ashley
Nichols, Summer' Palmer and
Brenda Zamora.
On the junior varsity roster
are sophomore returnees Ashley


HARDEE LADY WILCAT VOLLEYBALL
SCHEDULE
2010


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District Tourney @ Southeast HS
Regionals
State Tournament @ Lakeland Center


Armstrong, Myah Gonzalez,
Jessica Harrison, Nysihra
Jackson, Kayla Nichols, Ana
Maria Saldivar, Desiree Smith
and Katie Wheeler, bolstered by
freshmen Bailey Carlton,
Karlee Henderson and Erica
'Roberts. The JV is coached by


Ken Leupold
The season stretches from
Aug. 30 to Oct. 21. Playoffs
begin the week of Oct 25 and
are at Bradenton Southeast this
year. Regionals are the first two
weeks of November. The state
tournament is Nov. 17-20 at
Lakeland Center.


I realized that if I had to
choose, I would- rather
have birds than airplanes.
-Charles Lindbergh
A bird does not sing
because it has an answer.
It sings because it has a
song.
-Chinese proverb


VISIT OUR NEW WEB SITE!
The World Wide Web is a term with which most of us today
are very familiar. In the case of our younger generation, those three
words have been around for as long as they can remember; how-
ever, in reality, the Web only received its beginning in March 1980.
The World Wide Web was the brailichild of physicist Tim
Berners-Lee, who was a software consultant at the European
Organization for Nuclear Research.
In the 1980s, he wrote a program that would help him keep
track of the many scientists and projects. Thousands of researchers
traveled to the main office, worked on their experiments using the
computers they brought with them, and then returned to their
Homes to "crunch" the data.
It was a major problem to accommodate the many incompati-
ble computers as well as work with his company's mainframe.
Berners-Lee was responsible for making sure everything and
everyone worked together.
It was at this time that he thought it would be much simpler if
,all the computers could swap their information. So, he hatched a
plan for an open computer network to keep track of all the research,
obtained a grant, and then his proposal became the blueprint for the
World Wide Web.
Today, we find ourselves using the World Wide Web, or
"Internet," for every type of research imaginable. Even your muse-
um curator uses the Internet for researching the history behind and
the operation of many of the items located within Cracker Trail
Museum. In fact, about 80 percent of the time is spent on this type
of researching. ..
Where we "oldsters" used to rely on the Encyclopedia
Britannica and other research volumes, today's generation punches
a few keystrokes on the computer and a vast amount of information
becomes available to them, sometimes while they are relaxing in
their "jammies" at home.
Along with the Internet come the ever-popular Web sites. A
Web site is a collection of related web pages, images, videos or
other digital assets. We can visit most businesses via their Web
sites, find out the history of the organization, view pictures of the
building and even click on the faces of their officers for more infor-
mation concerning the individual.
Even if you do not know the Web site's official address, you ,
can always resort to "googling" the name and several options will
be at your disposal.
For those of you who have not visited the new Cracker Trail
Museum Web site, we hope you will do so.
You can get to the site via the county's Web site at www.hard-
eecounty.net or just google "Cracker Trail Museum" and you can
connect from that point.
A new option has been added to the menu and a selection of
pictures can now be viewed. Those pictures will be changed from
,time to time.
New pages will be added to the site regularly, starting with a
newsletter that is in the planning stages. Articles will be added that
will highlight jtems found within the museum.
It is the desire of Cracker Trail Museum to make this Web site
one that you will visit frequently. But more importantly, we hope it
will whet your appetite enough that you will schedule a time to
visit in person.
In the meantime, be sure to check out the site and let us know
what you think of it.
Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others
have let go.
-William Feather
Can anything be sadder than work unfinished? Yes; work
never begun.


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The Zolfo BP gasoline/convenience

store owners and manager would

like to thank the community for


your


continued


support


and


patronage. We offer gas, diesel,

food, snacks and other products for

your travel and personal needs. We

are located at the intersection of

Hwy. 17 and 64 and open 24 hours a

day for your convenience. We

appreciate your business and look

forward to serving you.




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Owner, Palm Hammock Inc.

Robby Albritton, President 82
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8A The Herald-Advocate, August 26, 2010


Swimming Starts Tuesday


HCCA RANCH RODEO PART 2
These ranch rodeos have become serious business to these
cowboys and cowgirls, and late July is the closing of the entry
books if you want to win a coveted spot in the Florida Cattlemen's
Association Finals, held on the first weekend in October.
So the Hardee County Cattlemen's Association ranch rodeo on
the fourth weekend in July and the Okeechobee National Day of
the American Cowboy celebration on the fourth Saturday in July
are the last chances to move on to Kissimmee, and several of the
teams participated in both events (including our own Carlton
Ranches team).
Hardee County Cattlemen's Association President Darin
Hughes accommodated the double-riding teams by putting them on
Friday night's roster. But which teams rode which night made no
difference in the action and excitement!
Hardee County was well-represented on both nights, with the
Carlton Ranches, JTF Performance Horses and Limestone Ranch
riding in the Friday performance, along with Catlin Corson of the
A-Bar-L-team and the 7SBar and FINR (our own Florida Institute
of Neurologic Rehabilitation) riding in the Saturday night per-
formance.
Carlton Ranches took the top spot, and Limestone Ranch came
in third, so they'll have their own column next time.
The 7SBar brand is owned way back in the Parker family
(that's the Jimmy Parker and Kay Parker Paris family). So no sur-
prise that the team consisted of Mandy Parker Cantu, husband
Luke Cantu and son Dawson Cantu (young cowboy extraordi-
naire), along with Justin Anderson of Wauchula and G.W. Craw-
ford of Clewiston. Dawson, at the ripe old age of 10, was the
youngest member of the entire competition, and he can give those
veteran cowboys a run for their money, especially when it comes to
roping in the various events.
Unfortunately, Lady Luck did not smile down on this team,
landing them in 18th place at the end of the rodeo. But, they did
have an awesome time of 52 seconds in the trailer-loading event,
and had the biggest smiles on their faces as they raced across the
Cattlemen's Arena to the timing circle, knowing that they had done
well!
The FINR team consisted of Steve Freely, Texas cowboy
James Scott, David Patton and Jake Kastor, whom I believe are all
employees of FINR. They originally were sporting an all-male
team, but had a last-minute substitution of a female team member,
so I apologize to her for not having her name. (During the compe-
titions, the team can consist of either gender, but in the finals, each
team must have a female member.) They, too, had a rough night,
landing them in 14th place overall. But I must admit that throtgh-
out it all, those blue-and-white boots sure look good, James!
The JTF Performance Horses team is made up of 1980 Wau-
chula graduate Tamme Miller Fussell, her husband, "foreigner"
Jimmy Fussell (he grew up in rival Desoto County), sons Jamie and
Corey, and nephew Robert.
The three young cowboys fight over who gets to do the bronc-
riding, so they've started doing it on a rotating basis, and Robert
won this draw. Jamie was recently featured in a nice article in our
regional agricultural magazine, "In The Field." This young man
has quite a resume of accomplishments, and this family can be very
proud of all three of these young men. Tamme's family still lives
in Hardee County, and one of these days I'll get their names so I
can mention them, too.
This team landed in 10th place overall, but gets my vote for
being the truly family team, and for those pretty turquoise shirts!
(Before the branding event, Tamme gave her team strict instruc-
tions to catch the steer somewhere within the vicinity of the brand-
ing bucket, so she wouldn't have to run too far-well, as usual, the
men didn't listen, and she ended up having to race the entire length
of the arena.)
Catlin Corson is the son of Doug and Lisa Corson of Zolfo
Springs. He's the bronc rider for this teani, an, always gives the
ciowd an exciting ride. His A-Bar-L team (owned and sponsored
by cowboy Alton Langford) were last year's winners in Hardee
County, but landed in a tie for 12th place this year (but if my infor-
mation is correct, they'll be at Kissimmee).
No plans for Labor Day Weekend yet? Consider the Working
Ranch Cowboys Association Ranch Rodeo at the Arcadia Rodeo
Grounds on Sept. 4-5.
Keep these "Bits," boots and bridles riding. Let Kathy Ann Gregg
in on your events and achievements, and she'll keep you covered.
Reach her at ksleepyk@aol.com or 773-9459. Keep on riding,
_Cowboys and Cowgirls!
- I1~B~~n~~ I"


COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG
The FINR team-Florida Institute of Neurologic Rehabil-
itation-heads its steer in the right direction in the trailer
loading event.


The JTF Performance team wrangles its steer to the
ground in the double-mugging event.

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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two dozen Hardee swimmers
will take their places in the
Gandy Pool.
Hardee High swimming and
diving teams get going with a
five-team meet on Tuesday in
Winter Haven at the well-
known Gandy Pool. Included
will be Lakeland George Jen-
kins, Lake Region, Mulberry
and the Hardee teams.
Hardee will follow that up
with a home tri-meet next
Thursday, Sept. 2, when Frost-
proof and Avon Park swimmers
will visit here.
Head Coach Jan Brutus has
four seniors among the 11 boys
and 13 girls suiting up for
Hardee.
Kate Krause is the lone senior
girl. She'll get help from juniors
Savannah Hagans, Jessica Hunt
and Allie Yeomans. Underclass
girls are soph Nicole Franks
and frosh Rachel Burton, Car-
leigh Coleman, Megan Hart-
man, Savannah Miller, Emily
Rhodes, Rachel Roberts, Korin
Roehm and Leah Weeks.
The boys senior trio are


Michael Forrester, Brian Ha-
gans and Hunter Henderson,
with Miles Rice the lone junior.
Underclassmen are sophs
Campbell Aubry, William
Crawford, Willie Godwin,
Wyatt Kofke, Justin Rickett and
Kyle Schrank, with freshman
Cleston Sanders adding his tal-
ent.
With funding so tight, the
swim teams are doing a unique
fundraiser this year, asking
sponsors to "adopt a swimmer."
A person can adopt a swimmer
in purchasing only one item for
that swimmer, or all six items a
swimmer needs. Items vary
from the inexpensive paddles at
$10 or goggles at $15 to the
medium range kick board at
$20, swim bag at $25 or fins at
$30. The highest item is the
swim parka for $75.
All equipment will remain
with the team for additional
seasons. To contribute or for
more information, contact Bru-
tus at jbrutus@hardee.kl2.fl.us,
call her at 773-3181 or drop by
the pool'just north of the high
school on Altman Road in the
late afternoon.


HARDEE SWIMMING WILDCATS
2010 SCHEDULE


8/31 Tues 5:30 p.m.

9/2 Thurs 5:30p.m.
9/9 Thurs 5:30 p.m.

9/18 Sat 8:30a.m.

9/21 Tues 5:30p.m.

9/23 Thurs 5:30 p.m.

9/28 Tues 5:30 p.m.

10/7 Thurs 5:30 p.m.

10/12 Tues 5:30 p.m.

10/15 Fri-Dive TBA
10/16 Sat-Swim

10/19 Tues 5:30 p.m.
Wk of 10/25 TBA
Wkof 11/4 TBA

Wkofll/11 TBA


@George Jenkins (Gandy Pool), Lake Region,
Mulberry, Avon Park

Home Frostproof& Avon Park

@Santa Fe Catholic (Gandy Pool) 5-way
Kathleen, Lake Gibson, Lakeland HS

@Sebring Blackman Relay w/up@7:00
@Lake Placid tri with Avon Park

@Lake Wales tri with Avon Park

@Winter Haven (Rowdy Gains)5-way
Lakeland High, Haven Christina, Aubumdale

@Lakeland HS (Gandy Pool) 5-way
Lakeland Christian, Mulberry, Sebring

@Frostprooftri with Lake Wales
Heartland Invitational @ Lake Placid

Home Lake Placid & 'toroc
District Championships-
Regional Championships

State Championships


Head Coach: Jan Brutus


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I _would like to adopt a swimmer from Hardee High
School by purchasing the following equipment*


Goggles $15.00
Fins $30.00
Paddles $10.00
Kick Board $20.00
Parka $75.00
_Swim Bag $25.00

My total donation for this swimmer is $

Thank you,
Hardee Wildcat Swim Team

*all equipment will stay with the team for the following seasons
GREA BEGINNIN---------------



GREAT BEGINNINGS


COURTESY PHOTOS
The Hardee County School District welcomed over 45 new teachers into its
"Connections" program this month. While some were returning teachers who had left
the district in previous years, over half of the teachers were brand new to Hardee
schools. During the fifth annual Great Beginnings Orientation & Training session,
teachers were treated to breakfast sponsored by Alan Jay Automotive and lunch by
Albritton Insurance. District leaders, such as Schools Superintendent David Durastanti
(above), had the chance to welcome the newcomers and offer both support and an
open door for communication. Each teacher received a gift bag full of goodies from
the 20 sponsors and contributors from the community.


James A. Garfield, 20th President of the United States, could
write in two different languages at the same time.

Prairie dogs "kiss" by pressing their teeth against each other's
face. The kiss enables each animal to tell whether the other
belongs to the same family group.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Those who are wise will find
a time and a way to do what
is right.
Ecclesiastes 7:5b (NLT)

FRIDAY
No bad language must pass
your lips, but only what is
good and helpful to the occa-
sion, so that it brings a bless-
ing to those who hear it .
be generous to one another,
tender-hearted; forgiving one
another as God in Christ
Jesus forgave you.
Ephesians 4:29,31 (NEB)

SATURDAY
God, your Redeemer, who
shaped your life in your
mother's womb, says, "I am
God. I made all that is. With
no help from you, I spread
out the skies and laid out the
earth."
Isaiah 44:24 (The Message)

SUNDAY
And as for those who try to
make your life a misery,
bless them; don't curse,
bless. Share the happiness
of those who are happy, and
the sorrow of those who are
sad . As far as your
responsibility goes, live at
peace with everyone.
Romans 12:14-15, 18 (Phillips)

MONDAY
God is more pleased when
we are just and fair than
when we give Him gifts.
Proverbs 21:3 (TLB)

TUESDAY
But I (Jesus) say to you that
hear, "Love your enemies,
do good to those who hate
you . Give to everyone
who begs from you; and of
him who takes away your
goods, do not ask for them
again. And as you wish that
men would do to you, do so
to them."'
Luke 6:27, 30-31 (RSV)

WEDNESDAY
You are forgiving and good,
0 Lord, abounding in love to
all who call upon You ... But
you, 0 Lord, are a compas-
sionate and gracious God,
slow to anger, abounding in
love and faithfulness.
Psalm 86:5, 15 (NIV)

All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


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August 26, 2010, The Herald-Advocate 9A


Zolfo Springs Receives $4.20 Million In Federal Funding


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Once a drain on the town's
finances, its sewer system is
now flowing dollars.
.The town of Zolfo Springs
earlier this month received
$4.26 million from the federal
government for improvements
to and expansion of its waste-
water treatment plant.
Most of the money, $2.61
million, is in the form of a gift.
The remainder, $1.65 million,
is a loan which must be paid
back. Add to that a county eco-
nomic development grant of
$64,300 and Hardee County's
smallest municipality now has
$4.33 million for its project
budget.
Appreciative town officials
hosted a ceremonial check pres-
entation on Wednesday, Aug.
11, in accepting the $4.26 mil-
lion from the U.S. Department
of Agriculture Rural Develop-
ment. It was a big check, literal-
ly, and was written in the exact
amount of $4,267,050.
Angela Prioleau, of the
USDA Rural Development,
worked with the town on the
funding, and noted Zolfo
Springs now holds the distinc-
tion of having the only project
in the state to receive more
grant proceeds than loan
money.
In fact, she said she was so
excited about that unique
accomplishment that she wants
to highlight the Zolfo Springs
project in the USDA's national
newsletter.
Town officials are excited as
well.
The town planned a celebra-
tory program which began with
Boy Scouts Pack No. 815 lead-
ing the Pledge of Allegiance.
Then, Prioleau was introduced
and gave a brief speech. Soon,
an oversize check was placed
into the hands of Mayor George
Neel, Town Manager Linda
Roberson and town commis-
sioners Lois Dandridge, DiDi
White and Juan Otero.
Roberson presented a plaque
of appreciation to Prioleau, and
Both she and construction engi-
neer Jason Shepler of Mittauer
& Associates were given gifts
of coolers stuffed with goodies


COURTESY PHOTO
The town of Zolfo Springs' original wastewater treatment
plant. It has been refurbished to serve as a "redundant"
plant.


to recognize all their travels to
the town on behalf of this proj-
ect.
Then it was time for a picnic
lunch, decked out with a patri-
otic red, white and blue theme
and featuring an all-American
menu of hot dogs, chips and
apple pie.
Zolfo Springs' current sewer
system consists of a new acti-
vated sludge wastewater treat-
ment plant with a capacity of
200,000 thousand gallons a day,
a lift-station collection system,
storage, and sprayfields.
It still uses an old packaged
treatment plant as the primary
digester and backup clarifier for
the system, USDA reports
show.
The plant is in extremely
poor structural condition," the
USDA said, adding, "and
should it fail, the town would
be out of compliance with
Florida Department of En-
vironmental Protection regula-
tions."
This funding will be used to
double the plant's capacity,
from 200,000 gallons a day to
400,000. To do so, a 200,000-
gallon treatment train with a
central clarifier will be added.
Further, the USDA said, the
money will be used to replace
the existing failing tank and
expand wet-weather storage.
Town Manager Roberson
explained more simply that the
federal funding will double


capacity, replace old equip-
ment, fully refurbish the old
plant for its use as a redundant
plant, and increase storage
capacity so that effluent can be
held in wet-weather situations
until it can be properly dis-
persed onto sprayfields.
Said Rural Development
State Director Richard Machek,
"Infrastructure is an important
asset, not only for the health of
our citizens and our environ-
ment, but for the economic
vitality of our businesses as
well. Because of this, he said,
Rural Development is working
with small communities across
America to improve water and
sewage systems.
Roberson went on to explain
that $2.61 million is a gift to the
town from USDA Rural Devel-
opment. Then, $1.65 million is
a loan. That loan amount en-
compasses the $755,000 re-
maining on the town's existing
sewer plant loan and new
money of $899,000.
With its old loan, the town
made annual payments of
$70,413, and would have had to
do so for 18 more years. The
interest rate was 5.75 percent.
The new loan refinances that
remaining $755,000 at a new
rate of 2.5 percent, adds the
$899,000, and then calculates
the payback on a 38-year term.
The new payment will be less
than the old, coming in at
$67,947 per year.


COURTESY PHOTO
Utility worker Lavoyd "Bubba" Bass at the town's new plant, which is situated next to
the old plant.


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had fallen into it.
-Soren Kierkegaard
The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great
soul is the whole world.


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The town of Zolfo Springs received over $4.2 million in funding from the US.
Department of Agriculture/Rural Development. Shown at the check presentation are
(from left) Mayor George Neel, Angela S. Prioleau of USDA, Town Manager Linda
Roberson, and town commissioners Lois Dandridge, DiDi White and Juan Otero.


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Angela Prioleau of the U.S. Department of Agriculture/Rural Development (left) was
given a plaque and a gift in appreciation of her efforts on behalf of the town. Making
the presentation is Town Manager Linda Roberson.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Boy Scouts Pack No. 815 opened the program by leading the Pledge of Allegiance.


NOTICE OF FINAL AGENCY ACTION BY
THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
Notice is given that the District's Final Agency Action is approval of the Water Use Permit
on 910 acres to serve Agriculture known as Peace River Ranch The project is locat-
ed in Hardee County, Section(s) 16. 27. 29. + 34 Township 35 South, Range 25 East.
The permit applicant is Ben Hill Griffin. Inc. whose address is P.O. Box 127. Frostproof.
FL 33843 .
The permit No. is 2002467.010.
The file(s) pertaining to the project referred to above is available for inspection Monday
through Friday except for legal holidays, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Southwest Florida
Water Management District (District) Bartow 170 Century Blvd. Bartow. FL 33830-7700 .

NOTICE OF RIGHTS
Any person whose substantial interests are affected by the District's action regarding this
permit may request an administrative hearing in accordance with Sections 120.569 and
120.57, Florida Statutes (FS.), and Chapter 28-106, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.),
of the Uniform Rules of Procedure. A request for hearing must (1) explain how the
substantial interests of each person requesting the hearing will be affected by the
District's action, or final action; (2) state all material facts disputed by each person
requesting the hearing or state that there are no disputed facts; and (3) otherwise comply
with Chapter 28-106, FA.C. A request for hearing must be filed with and received by the
Agency Clerk of the District at the District's Brooksville address, 2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, FL 34604-6899 within 21 days of publication of this notice (or within 14 days
for an Environmental Resource Permit with Proprietary Authorization for.the use of
Sovereign Submerged Lands). Failure to file a request for hearing within this time period
shall constitute a waiver of any right such person may have to request a hearing under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.
Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action,
the filing of a petition means that the District's final action may be different from the
position taken by it in the notice of final agency action. Persons whose substantial
interests will be affected by any such final decision of the District on the application have
the right to petition to become a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the
requirements set forth above.
Mediation pursuant to Section 120.573, F.S., to settle an administrative dispute
regarding the District's final action in this matter is not available prior to the filing of a
request for hearing. 8:26c


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10A The Herald-Advocate, Aegut 26,2010


County Commission Re-Awards Contract TECHNOPALS


By MICHAEL KELLY
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Commis-
sion has voted to award a
$1,146,995.19 contract to build
the water treatment plant opera-
tions headquarters to a local
contractor.
Even though it was more than
$100,000 higher than the origi-
nal low bidder, L. Cobb Con-
struction of Wauchula won the
bid to build the 6,400-square-
foot building in the county's
Commerce Park after the origi-
nal contractor could not fulfill
its obligation due to a death in
the company.
Cobb was actually the third
lowest bidder, but because of a
local preference policy allow-
ing the commissioners to award
any bid to a local contractor if it
is not more than 3 percent high-
er, he was awarded the contract.
Ocean Gate Construction
submitted a bid of $1,143,574, a
little more than $3,000 less than
Cobb's.
Benny Hash, a local contrac-
tor, asked the commissioners to
give the project to Cobb be-
cause he would use local sub-
contractors on the project.
He said the assisted living
facility being built on
Stenstrom Road by an out-of-
county contractor is not using
any local subs.
"Right now we need every
job we can get in this county,"
Hash said. 0
Minor Bryant, acting as
chairman while Terry Atchley
was canvassing votes, called for


a roll call vote.
Commissioners Nick Tim-
merman, Dale Johnson and
Bobby Smith all approved.
Bryant was the lone dis-
senter.
He said he opposed the proj-
ect before when it was less
money and could not vote yes
now.
"One hundred thousand dol-
lars more than the low bid is
quite a little bit of money,"
Bryant said.
In other news the commis-
sion:
-approved a waiver for
T&C Investments Inc. to build a
single family home on Cross
Creek Lane within the 500-foot
setback requirement from the
Peace River.
Building closer than the 500-
foot setback would allow the
home to sit approximately six
feet higher than it would with-
out the waiver.
-Approved adding $11,-
454.58 to the project to widen
and resurface Steve Robarts
Special.
After the bid was awarded,
Better Roads Inc. discovered
cypress knees were growing up
through the asphalt. The roots
were ground down several feet
below the road's surface and
covered up to keep the roots
from growing up through the
asphalt again.
-Agreed to a one-year
extension with Steams, Conrad,
& Schmidt, Consulting Engi-
neers Inc. to complete a current
project of a partial closure at the


landfill.
-Approved an ordinance
that driveways will now re-
quire a permit before being
installed or property owners
will face a $250 fine.
County maintenance workers
are having trouble keeping
ditches clean after driveways
have been put in improperly
without culverts.
-Voted to return $200,000
to the commission from
Economic Development De-
partment Board funds that were
designated for a turn lane into
the county's Commerce Park.
The turn lane was not
approved by the state Depart-
ment of Transportation and the
money will be spent on contin-
ued development of the new
county baseball/softball fields.
-Approved waiving the fees
in the amount of $3,299.40 for
Cynthia Hodges and Delores
Williams of End Time
Crossroad Ministries.
The church plans to build a
sanctuary and community cen-
ter at 990 Martin Luther King
Jr. Avenue.
"There is a great need for the
services of this ministry,"
Atchley said. "You will fill a
great void in this community."
-Voted to approve the pur-
chase of two used Torro-Reel
mowers for $34,000. That is
nearly half the cost of new
mowers.
They are said to be in good
condition and will be used to
maintain the county softball/-
baseball fields.


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Hardee Senior High School staff members recently recognized the school's business
partners, Mosaic and CF Industries, at a School Board meeting for their contributions
to improved technology in classrooms. Plaques were presented to Diana Youmans,
Callle Skipper, Ron Hall, Joann Garza and Richard Ghent, inscribed with the words
"Helping Hardee Senior High School Shine" because of the changes their companies'
donations have brought. School principal Dr. Michele Polk termed the business part-
ners "our angels."


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Hardee Leads Broadband Endeavor


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A $24 million federal grant
may also bring a large commu-
nications center to Hardee
County.
The majority of the federal
stimulus monies recently
awarded will be shared by two
rural economic development
agents that teamed up in the
national competition for this
funding.
The goal is to make global
access available to 25 rural
Florida counties. Together, they
make up 20 percent of the land
area of Florida, with a popula-
tion of 474,000, less than 40
percent having, broadband
access.
Hardee County is one of the
leaders of the initiative, set to
complete its middle and last
mile broadband computer ac-
cess within a few days or
weeks.
The first of 14 poles, each
51,000 pounds, 140-feet long
came through Wauchula in mid-
June. ,Since then, Tampa-based
Rapid Systems has installed
Motorola equipment to each
pole after it was embedded 25
feet into the ground. Finally, the
electronic circuitry cabinets and
pole-top equipment are being
installed.
Rapid Systems president
Dustin Jurman said Tuesday
afternoon that the poles on the
east side of U .S. 17 and south
of Zolfo Springs are "hot,"
ready to begin adding cus-
tomers in a day or two, depend-
ing on the weather.
Jurman said employees have
been working seven days a
week when the rains will let
them and have poles on
Crewsville and Davis Ranch
Roads almost ready to go. More
are being added to the grid
every few days. He couldn't
give an exact projection of
when broadband access would
be all over the county because
of the weather,'but said it would
be soon.
To help other rural counties
get broadband access, the
Hardee County Industrial De-
velopment Authority (IDA)and
Rapid Systems (RS) made a
five-year commitment of their
equipment and services of the
completed Hardee County
broadband network. In turn, the
other counties would work with
IDA and RS to locate a data
center in Hardee County and
refer clients to it.
Two rural groups joined to
form the Florida Rural
Broadband Alliance (FRBA)
using the IDA/RS commitment
for the 30 percent match to
apply for the federal Recovery
Investments Stimulus Package.
The goal was to have broad-
band access for vastly improved
services to large scale providers
in education, public health and
safety and economic develop-
ment and local retail service
providers in remote areas and
made them competitive nation-
ally and internationally.
FRBA includes the North-
west Florida and South Central
Florida areas the state has


called "rural areas of critical
economic concern."
Opportunity Florida, the
northwest Florida groups,
includes Calhoun, Franklin,
Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jack-
son, Liberty and Washington
Counties. The south central
area, called Florida's Heartland
Rural Economic Development
Initiative (FHREDI) is DeSoto,
Glades, Hardee, Hendry, High-
lands and Okeechobee counties
and the unincorporated areas of
Immokalee, Belle Glade,
Pahokee and South Bay.


"High capacity and cost
effective broadband links large
scale providers and local retail
service providers, opening rural
communities to the rest of the
world, a rural portal to the glob-
al economy," said IDA director
Bill Lambert
All of Hardee County will
have that access shortly, some
already being added to the sys-
tem. By working cooperatively
with 15 other rural counties,
Hardee becomes the leader and
benefits with being ready to
establish a data call center here.


WEATHER SUMMARY
Week ending August 22,2010

Weather Summary: Temperatures across Florida averaged one to
two degrees above normal for the week ending August 22 with
highs reaching the mid 90s. Nighttime low temperatures were in
the mid 70s. Temperatures in major cities were in the upper 90s to
the 100s. Heavy rains fell across many awras of the southern and
central Florida Peninsula. FAWN (Florida Automated Weather
Network) stations reporting rainfall in excess of four inches includ-
ed Glades, Hillsborough, DeSoto, Hendry, and Polk counties.
Highlands and Palm Beach counties each reported more than three
inches of precipitation. Areas along the Atlantic coastline struggled
with mild to moderate drought conditions.

Field Crops: Rainfall during the week improved conditions of
most row crops in the Panhandle, but delayed corn harvesting.
Excessive moisture in some spots increased disease problems and
operators sprayed for white mold. Peanut condition was reported as
S1% poor, 25% fair, 70% good, and 4% excellent. Peanut pegging
was virtually complete. Some peanuts were dug as weather
allowed. In the central areas, recent rains relieved stress on forage
crops and aided grass growth. Haying was difficult as daily show-
ers kept fields too wet to harvest and caused standing water in low
spots. Grasshoppers and armyworms were problematic for produc-
ers. In the southern growing region, heavy rainfall slowed field-
work but was pushing cane growth at a rapid pace. Conditions were
favorable for the emergence of orange rust in the sugarcane crop,
but outbreaks were limited at this time. Harvest of corn for silage
was nearly complete.

Vegetables: Producers prepared fields for fall vegetables and laid
plastic mulch. Wet soils and standing water slowed fieldwork.
Some early tomatoes and peppers were planted in south Florida.
Avocadoes, okra, and truck crops were moving through the market.
Livestock and Pastures: The condition of pasture was slightly
improved due to recent rains. In the Panhandle and northern areas,
the condition of pasture was fair to good with most in good condi-
tion. The cattle condition was poor to excellent with most in good
condition. However, heat and humidity continued to stress live-
stock performance. In the central areas, most of the pasture was in
good condition; however a considerable amount of pasture was
poor to fair due to the previous dry conditions. There was some
damage from armyworms. The cattle condition was poor to excel-
lent, tracking the pasture conditions In the southwestern areas, pas-
ture was in fair to excellent condition with most in good condition.
Pasture in low lying areas was in fair condition due to localized
flooding. Statewide, most cattle were in good condition.

Citrus: Highs this week were in the mid to upper 90s, with early
morning lows in the low to mid 70s. Palmdale received the most
precipitation with 6.20 inches. Seventeen of the twenty-five sta-
tions reported more than an inch of rain, nine of which had more
than three inches. Umatilla received the least, with 0.07 inches of
precipitation recorded. The drought conditions on the east coast
worsened slightly, but remained in the mild to moderate range.
Growing conditions continued to be good across the remainder of
the citrus region. Cultural practices continued, including limited
fertilizations, hedging, irrigation, and the resetting of young trees.
Some summer sprays were applied as rainfall permitted. Growers
continued using both aerial and ground spraying for citrus psyllid
control.

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

COUNTY
Aug. 21, a business burglary on East Main Street aqd'a fight
onrRalph Smith Road were reported.

Aug. 20, James Gleni Mushrush, 46, of 1850 Smith Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens on a charge'of vio-
lation of probation.
Aug. 20, Akeem Frazier, 20, of 658 Apostolic Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
Aug. 20, Michael Ellis Carpenter, 21, of 827 E. Oak St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
Aug. 20, Vickie Marie Adcox, 34, of 4605 E. Main St.,
Wauchyla, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF)
and charged with possession of methamphetamine, trafficking in
amphetamine or methamphetamine, two counts selling metham-
phetamine within 1,000 feetof a specified location, obstructing
police executing a search warrant, and three counts: of possession
of drug paraphernalia.
Aug. 20, Joseph Edward Cobb, 47, of 903 N. Ninth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of
marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Aug. 20, Samuel Dean Alamia, 38, of 1923 Rigdon Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by DTF and charged with possession of
methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Aug. 20, Delfino Velazquez, 30, of College Lane, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep.' Michael Lake on an out-of-county
warrant and also charged with driving with knowledge of a sus-
pended license.
Aug. 20, a vehicle stolen on SR 62, criminal mischief on SR
62, and theftson Deer Run and on SR 64 West were reported.

Aug. 19, Pete Arthur Byers, 37, of 1923 Rigdon Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with
uttering forged instruments, larceny and violation of probation.
Aug. 19, Michael Kenneth Summers, 31, of 5428 SW 100
Loop, Ocala, was arrested by Det. Sgt. John Shivers on a charge of
violation of probation.


Aug. 19, Matthew Lee Kemp, 34, of Lazy Acres, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Det. Sgt. John Shivers and charged with
grand theft vehicle, battery and violation of probation.
Aug. 19, Jessie Aguilar, 29, of 131 Hanchey Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Matthew Tinsley and charged with two counts
of larceny.
Aug. 19, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Aug. 18, a theft on Apple Blossom Lane was reported.

Aug. 17, a tag stolen on Fish Branch Road and criminal mis-
chief on Lockmiller Road were reported.

Aug. 16, a tag stolen on Sasser Road, a vehicle stolen on Pear
Street, and thefts on Deer Run and on U.S. 17 North were report-
ed.

WAUCHULA
Aug. 22, Blakeslee Lee Dodge, 26, of 635 S. Fifth Ave. (U. S.
17 N.), Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake and charged
with criminal mischief-damage to property, battery and violation of
probation.
Aug. 22, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Aug. 21, residential burglaries on Seminole Street, River
Chase Circle and Diana Avenue were reported.

Aug. 20, a residential burglary on Illinois Avenue, criminal
mischief on South Eighth Avenue and thefts on Carlton Street and
on East Palmetto Street were reported.

Aug. 19, Jose Carlos Martinez, 30, of 518 Fifth St. E, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Brock-and charged with habit-
ual driving without a license and violation of probation.
Aug. 19, criminal mischief on South Seventh Avenue was
reported.
Aug. 18, a theft on East Orange Street was reported.
Aug. 17, Roseanna Sanchez, 27, of 1915 Smith Road; Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc.,Kevin Brock and charged with home
invasion robbery without a firearm, larceny and felony battery.
Aug. 17, John Trenton Gordon, 18, of 3536 Mansfield Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with
manufacture of a hallucinogen within 1,000 feet of a specified
. location.
Aug. 17, James William Black, 27, of 902 Wren Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Amy Drake on two out-of-county war-
rants.
Aug. 17, a tag stolen on East Main Street and criminal mis-
chief on LaPlaya Drive and on South Eighth Avenue were report-


August 26, 2010, The Herald-Advocate 11A
ed.

Aug. 16, Johnny Lee Cook, 64, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with disorderly
intoxication and trespassing on a structure or conveyance.
Aug. 16, Helmiro Garcia, 18, and Luis Banda, 25, both of
4060 Captiva Ave., Bowling Green, were arrested by Ofc. Kevin
Brock and each charged with home invasion robbery without a
firearm, larceny and felony battery.
Aug. 16, thefts on South Eighth Avenue and on Melendy
Street were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Aug. 21, Paul Salinas, 41, of 2494 N. Brooke Road, Fort
Meade, was arrested by Ofc. Sean Guthas and charged with battery.
Aug. 21, a residential burglary on Church Avenue wvas report-
ed.

Aug. 20, Ronald Jerome Romeo, 27, of 4846 Sally Blvd,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged
with'destroying or tampering with evidence.

Aug. 19, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Aug. 17, Lizana Woods, 38, of 4818 Starke Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with dis-
orderly conduct.
Aug. 17, criminal mischief on Pleasant Way was reported.
Aug. 16, Paul Evans, 62, was arrested by Chief John Scheel on
an out-of-county warrant.





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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252010CA000315
SECTION NO.
MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION
f/k/a MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,
Plaintiff,
vs.

TARYN T. SEE; JAMES D. SEE;
TENANT#1; TENANT #2; AND
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN PAR-
TIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
AND UNDER, AND AGAINST THE
HEREIN-NAMED DEFENDANTS
WHO ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER'
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES.IAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
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Defendants.



TO: ,
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER, AND
AGAINST THE HEREIN-
NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose on the
following real property in Hardee
County, Florida:
Lot 29, TORREY OAKS
GOLF COURSE SUBDIVI-
SION, a subdivision
according to the plat there-
of recorded in Plat Book
68, Page 4, and Plat Book
69, Pages 1 and 2 in the
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florlda.
has been filed against you in the
'Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit, Hardee County, Florida
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses to
the Complaint, If any, to Gregory
A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South
Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida
33801, within 30 days of the first
publication, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint.
DATE 8-23-10

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK'OF THE COURT
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion In order to participate In this
proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you;to the provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830,
(863) 534-4686, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or Immediately upon
receiving this notification If the
time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice
Impaired, call 711.
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252010CA000118
WAUCHULA STATE BANK, -
Plaintiff,
vs.
DOLORES S. BURSLER and
LANCE BURSLER and AMY
BURSLER, husband and wife,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT


TO FLORIDA STATUTES IN THE:CIR.Zl COURT INAND
CHAPTER 45 FOR HARD ACOUNIFLORIDA


NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur-
suant to a SUMMARY FINAL
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S
FEES AND COSTS dated August
23, 2010, in the above styled
cause, I will sell to the highest
and best bidder for cash on the
second floor hallway outside of
room 202 at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, at
11:00 a.m. on September 22,
2010, the following described
property as set forth in said
SUMMARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF
FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION
OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND
COSTS, to wit:

Begin at theSW comer of
N1/2 of NW 1/4 of SE 1/4 of
Section 4, Township 33
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida,
and run thence N 00*03'45"
W a distance of 150.00 feet
to P.O.B.; thence continue
N 0003'45" W a distance
of 113:40 feet; thence run
S 85*10'19" E a distance of
150.85 feet; thence S
00000'02" .E a distance of
102.97 feet; thence run
Westerly approx. 150.00
feet to P.O.B.
Parecel Id: 04-33-25-0000-
07860-0000

Commonly known as: 101
Lake Branch Road,
Bowling Green, FL 33834
DATED this 23 day of. August,
2010.

SB. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF COURTS
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT: If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830,
(863) 534-4686, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the schedule apear-
ance Is less than 7 days; if you
are hearing or voice Impaired,
call 711.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
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CASE NO.: 25-2010-CA-000300
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA a National Banking
Association organized under the
laws of the United States of
America,
Plaintiff,
vs.
ENRIQUE BAZA LOPEZ and
GENOVEVA BAZA FKA
GENOVEVA DE PAS ANCELMO,
As Husband and Wife,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur-
suant to Final Default Judgement
and Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
Fees and Costs entered by the
Court on August 17, 2010; in the
above styled cause, I will sell to
the highest and best bidder for
cash on the Second Floor
Hallway Outside of Room 202 of
the Hardee County Courthouse
located at 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, Florida, on the 8 day of
Seep.2010, at 11:00 a.m., the fol-
lowing described property:

A PORTION OF SECTION
3, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA AND
BEING MORE PARTICU-
LARLY DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS:. BEGIN AT THE
SE CORNER OF SW 1/4 OF
NW 1/4 OF SAID SECTION
3 AND IN THE NORTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
OAK STREET, THENCE
NORTH 136'55" EAST
ALONG THE EAST LINE
OF THE EAST 1/4 OF THE
SW 1/4 OF THE NW 1/4 OF
SAID SECTION 3 A DIS-
TANCE OF 100 FEET,
THENCE SOUTH 89"51'55"
WEST A DISTANCE OF.90
FEET, THENCE SOUTH
136'55" WEST A DSI-
TANCE OF 100 FEET TO A
POINT IN THE NORTH
RIGHT OF WAY LINE OF
OAK STREET, THENCE
NORTH 89051'55" EAST
ALONG SAID RIGHT OF
WAY LINE A DISTANCE OF
90 FEET TO POINT OF
BEGINNING.
DATED THIS 18 DAY OF AUG.,
2010.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF COURTS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
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HARDEE COUNTY Title: Office Manager/Executive
Economic Development ffice Assis
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REPORTS TO:
Director Hardee County Economic Development Office
POSITION SUMMARY:
Coordinates office services and administrative activities for the Hardee County Economic
Development Council, the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce, and Main Street
Wauchula.
DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:
SProvide administrative support for the Economic Development Council, the Hardee County
SChamber of Commerce, and Main Street Wauchula.
Responsible for all record retention and all reporting requirements.
Responsible for taking minutes of all Board of Director meetings and transcription there of in a
timely fashion for Board presentation when needed.
Retains all confidences of Board and Council matters and community affairs,as required, to protect
new business potential or general changes which are planned.
Purchases all equipment and office supplies as necessary to maintain appearance and productive
standards of the office within budgetary limits with Supervisor approval.
Maintains an efficient accounting system with QuickBooks prepares payroll and pays all bills
approved by the Executives for services or supplies, maintains bank balances, performs
reconciliation, etc.
Assist in the planning, coordination, and preparation of all office hosted events. Attend and work
those events as required by the Supervisors.
Maintains the office calendars for all organizations.
Conducts all prep work for meetings directions, names of attendees, need documentation, etc.
Creates and develops all agenda packets for Board meetings with the approval of appropriate
Supervisor
Greet visitors to office.
Receive and direct or handle incoming phone calls.
Oversee office websites under the direction of the Executive Director.
Maintains and collects relevant data, statistics, and resources to support the Office.
Any and all other duties assigned by the Supervisors and/or Board of Directors.
EDUCATION
Required: High School Diploma
Preferred: Two years college or equivalent work experience
REQUIREMENTS:
Must wear appropriate attire for occasion. Professional dress during normal working business days.
Casual Fridays are allowed.
Maintain suitable office standards to project a professional atmosphere.
Maintains required office hours.
Have an excellent sense of judgment related to sensitive and confidential information
Basic computer skills.
Have an ability to express and exchange ideas by spoken word in an accurate, audible manner.
Ability to communicate information effectively in written form.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time. Reaching by extending hand or arm in any
direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm, i.e.
using keyboard. There will be light lifting involved at times (up to 30 pounds). Communication skills using the
spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within norinal range. Ability to move
about. This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on regu-
lar and continuous bases. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.
NOTE:
This initial job description has not been tested as this is a new position. Because of this, management reserves
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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Suiting up for the final time are seniors (kneeling, left to right) Jimmy Vallejo, Kareem Richardson, Jake Mayer, Austin
Prestridge, Jarrius Lindsey, Tre' Anderson and Brandon Darley; (back) Head Coach Buddy Martin, Michael
Pilkington, Herbert Pace, DVonte Hooks, Quinton Carlton, Tony Rodriguez and Andy Hunt.


Wildcat Football Friday Night


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat eleven
take the field tomorrow night
(Friday).
The Fall Classic begins at 7
p.m., as will most varsity games
this season.
The opponent, the Lake Placid
Green Dragons, may have to
come the distance to fight the
Wildcats and the weather, as
afternoon and evening showers
are predicted to continue.
The 'Cats start the regular
season on Sept. 3 at rival Fort
Meade, taking on the Miners on
their turf. It's home again for a


tilt against Sebring on Sept. 10.
It's a long stretch until the
season finale at home Nov. 11
against Lakewood Ranch. In
between are an open date on
Oct. 15, and Homecoming on
Oct. 22, when district opponent.
Estero comes to visit.
Thirteen seniors will suit up
for first-year Head Coach
Buddy Martin, who has five
strong coaches behind him. Ray
Rivas is offensive coordinator,
while Steve Rewis moves to
defensive coordinator. Joining
them are three former Wildcats,
Rashad Faison, Lee Thomas
and Travis Tubbs.


Martin is expected to open
with junior quarterback Colby
Baker and familiar senior backs
Jarrius Lindsey and Jake
Mayer, along with Quinton
Carlton and Kareem Richard-
son. Soph Vince Grimsley and
freshman Keyon Brown will
likely get a lot of snaps as well.
Leading the offensive line
may be seniors Andy Hunt,
Herbert Pace, Jorge Ayala,
Jimmy Vallejo, Michael Pilk-
ington and Austin Prestridge,
along with junior .center Wintz
Terrell and snapper Dawson
Crawford.
Other seniors in the mix are


Cherry Fight Saturday


Night On ESPN 2


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It will be the televised main
event on Saturday night.
In a battle of lightweights
from the Club Metropolis in
Montreal, Wauchula pro Edner
"Cerry Bomb" Cherry will bat-
tle Omri "Ominous" Lowther
on his own turf.
The 10-round main event
will be televised on ESPN 2
through Canadian promoter
Groupe.Yvon Michel.
Cherry, 28, carries a 27-6-2
(15 Kos) record into Saturday
evening's war against the
younger, 26-year-old Lowther'
who has been boxing for four
years. The Georgia native, now
living and training in Montreal
has a record of 14-1-1 (10 Kos),
and is on a five-bout win streak.
Cherry has been boxing pro-


fessionally since late 2001, and
has fought some of the best. At
times he has moved up to jun-
ior welterweight (140-146
pounds) to get a title fight. In
September 2008, he stepped up
to fight junior welterweight
champion Timothy Bradley and
lost a very close 12-round deci-
sion.
During. his 9-year-career, he
has also had a split decision
against champions or con-
tenders Paulie Malignaggi,
Ricky Quiles and Armando
Santa Cruz. That experience
level could be a decided advant-
gage for Cherry, who is known
for his devastating body shots.
Since changing trainers and
managers, Cherry has won
three straight bouts at the 133-
pound junior lightweight level,
his best fighting weight. He


stopped Delvin Placencia in
February in a bout in Augusta,
Ga., with a second-round TKO.
In March he downed Hevinson
Herrera of Columbia in a
Tampa bout scheduled for six
rounds. Cherry stopped Herrera
with 10 seconds left in the
opening round.
Cherry goes into Saturday's
bout with confidence. "It's not
going to go 10 rounds. I'm
going to go over there and shut
him down," says the usually
modest Cherry Bomb, who has
been "a gym rat," running,
working out and sparring
whether a bout was scheduled
or not.
"That's how confident I am. I
will bring a victory back. My
manager and trainer feel com-
fortable with this bout, and I'm
ready," Cherry concluded.


Tre' Anderson, backup quarter-
back and linebacker; Brandon
Darley, wide receiver and de-
fensive end; and Tony Rod-
riguez and D'Vonte Hooks,
both wide receivers and defen-
sive backs.
Juniors joining the fray are
David Chapa, Manuel Delarosa,
Maxon Delhomme, Dylan Farr,
Andrew Hooks, Justin Knight,
Carter Lambert, Rito Lopez,
Mikey Retana, Uvaldo San-
chez, Dillon Skitka, Julian
Varela and Murrell Winter.
The sophs include lineman
Jessie Zuniga and kicker/punter
Octavio Alvaraez.


Youth Coalition
To Elect New
Officers Sept 2
The Hardee County Youth
Coalition will hold its monthly
meeting and bi-annual election
of executive officers next week.
The session will be held on
Thursday, Sept. 2, at 3 p.m. in
the Hardee County Schools
ESE Center, 200 S. Florida Ave.
in Wauchula.
Up for election are the posi-
tions of president, vice presi-
dent and treasurer.
For more information, con-
tact Dawn Atkinson-Jones at
781-6999 or Chuck Dixon at
733-3689, or e-mail the coali-
tion at hcyouthco@live.com.


Name
1 D'Vonte Hooks
2 Tre' Anderson
3 Kareem Richards
4 Quinton Carlton
5 Deonte Evans
6 Mikey Retana
7 Jarrius Lindsey
8 Tony Rodriguez
9 Keyon Brown
12 Colby Baker
13 Justin Knight
14 Andrew Hooks
16 Maxon Delhomm
17 Brandon Darley
18 Murrell Winter
19 Octavio Alvarez
20 Jake Mayer
21 Carter Lambert
44 Vince Grimsley
50 Austin Prestridge
51 Dawson Crawforc
54 Wintz Terrell
55 Michael Pilkingtol
57 Jimmy Vallejo
-58. Dillon Skitka
60 David Chapa
65 Dylan Farr
68 Andrew Hunt
70 Jorge Ayala
72 Herbert Pace
74 Manuel Delarosa
75 Uvaldo Sanchez
76 Jessie Zuniga
77 Julian Varela
78 Rito Lopez


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QB/DB
RB/LB
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Head Coach: Buddy Martin
Offensive Coordinator: Ray Rivas
Defensive Coordinator: Steve Rewis
Assistant Coaches: Rashad Faison, Lee Thomas and
Travis Tubbs


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Hardee


Cartwright/ Murphy

Wedding Plans


Nicole 'Nikki" Swailes Cart-
wright, of Wauchula, has an-
nounced the plans for her mar-
riage to Sean Michael Murphy,
of Wauchula.
The couple will be married
on' Saturday at First Baptist
Church of Zolfo Springs. Music
begins at 4:30 and the wedding
will take place at 5. There will


be a reception later at the Joe L.
Davis Barn in Wauchula.
She is the daughter of Russell
Swailes and granddaughter of
Audrey Swailes, of Wauchula.
He is the son of Sparky and
Rhonda Murphy of Arcadia.
Friends and relatives are
invited to share in the occasion.


Crawford Adds Master's


Former Wauchulan Kaylyn
Crawford, a Hardee High
School graduate, recently added
a master's degree to her
achievements.
The daughter of Vent and
Teresa Crawford, Kaylyn grad-
uated from Florida State
University in 2009 with dual
bachelor's degrees in communi-
cations and political science.
She graduated cum laude while
serving as the president of
Alpha Delta Pi, the school's
largest sorority.
In July, she completed her
master's degree in integrated
marketing and communica-
tions, graduating magna cum
laude.
She is currently employed


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Marsha Rau, the administra- remained as such until her re-
:or of the Hardee County Health tirement. She is personally and
Department, retired on July 8. professionally committed to
A lifelong resident of Hardee public health, the Hardee Coun-
County, Rau began her 34-year ty Health Department and the'
career in public health in 1976. community. She provided lead-
She first worked with the'Polk ership by example to all her
County Health Department in. staff and is well-respected and
association with Polk County loved.
Nursing Councils. She was a Under Rau's leadership many
:eam leader and hospital coordi-' improvements were made to the
nator for a home-care team, a facility and services were ex-
respiratory disease nurse spe- panded. Rau authored multi-
cialist and the team leader for a year grants that funded equip-
newly developed a multi-disci- ment and start- up staff to begin
plinary (medical, nursing and delivering comprehensive den-
nutrition) hypertension clinic tal services in October 2005.
For the Polk County Health Computer systems were up-
Department. graded, additional -space con-
In April of 1978, Rau was structed and dental services
hired for a grant-funded pilot were increased from three den-
project to improve pregnancy tal chairs to seven, targeting
outcomes in low-income and children and pregnant moms.
inder-served women in Hardee Her contributions to Hardee
and DeSoto counties. Although County and to the state Health
she was hired for DeSoto and Department have also been rec-
Hardee counties, the position ognized by state leadership.
was with the Lee County Health Mike Sentman, assistant deputy
Department. secretary for health in Tal-
While employed in this posi- lahassee, said, "Ms. Rau has
tion, she returned to college to provided direction and leader-
pursue a bachelor of science ship to her County Health
degree in nursing at Florida Department and the communi-
Southern College in Lakeland. ty. She has developed a great
In 1983, after three years of team and will be leaving the
working and attending school, CHD in an excellent position to
she graduated with that degree. continue to meet the needs of
:n 1982, Rau began what be- the community.
:ame 28 years with the Hardee "Thank you for all your years
County Health Department. of hard work and dedication,"
She worked as a senior commu- he concluded.


nity health nurse in the materni-
ty and family-planning pro-
grams for almost four years. In
1987 she was hired as nursing
director, where she remained
until 2003.
In the meantime, in 1996,
Rau earned a master's degree in
public health from the
University of South Florida in
Tampa.
During her tenure as nursing
director one of her many ac-
complishments was writing the
School Health Improvement
Project grant, which provided
the basic funding for the current
comprehensive school health
program that exists today. She
was also the lead author of the
first Ryan White grant provid-
ing medical, nursing and case
management to HIV/AIDS-
affected Hardee County resi-
dents.
In 2003, Rau became the
administrator of the Hardee
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A fifth-generation -Hardee
Countian,'Charlotte -Albritton
Truitt, has authored a 215-page
oral history of Avon Park.
Truitt attended schools in
Fort Green, Bowling Green and
Wauchula, and graduated from
Avon Park High School in
1959. She dedicates the book to
the Class of 1959 students,
coaches and teachers. All prof-
its from sales of the'book go to
the Historical Society of Avon
Park.
The book includes interviews
with 52 people and an appendix
of photographs. It is being ptib-


lished by special order only.
Jean- Prescott is handling
orders, sales and accounting. To
orderby phone, call her at 863-
453-0099 after 4 p.m. from
Aug. 16-25 and from Sept. 10-
. 20. All orders must be in by
Sept. 21-
Financial sponsors are need-
. ed for this modernhistory of the
community. They will be listed
in the book: Gold Train-$1,000
and up; .Silver Train-$500 to
$1,000; Bronze Train-$100 to
$500; and Steel Train-$50 to
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"It's not about who geis the
credit. It's about getting things
done," explained Patrick Frank-
lin, Moder Woodmen of Amer-.
ica's local camp secretary.
Modem Woodmen of Amer-
ica is a fraternal benefit society
that was founded in 1883 to'
care for widows and orphans.
It still does that today, and
much more.
When Franklin, for instance,
learned that local soldiers serv-
ing overseas were in need of
recreational materials, he took
it as a challenge. Wauchula'
Camp members came through
and within three weeks materi-
als were being enjoyed by
troops overseas.
"AmVets Auxiliary Post No.
60 President Shegry Miraldi
worked with our local camp to
make this happen, and we look


forward to providing for future
shipments," Franklin said.
"We normally focus efforts on
local needs, for folks right here.
But these are our sons and
daughters over there. Just
because they're overseas does-
n't mean they are not still here,
*in our hearts."
Camp members meet month-
ly to coordinate and volunteer
for the needs of the local com-
munity. Franklin, recently ap-
pointed as the new Wauchula
Camp secretary, is looking for-
ward to growing the member-
ship to benefit Wauchula mem-
bers and the community.
To learn more about Modem
Woodmen's member activities
and community volunteering
opportunities, contact Franklin
at (941) 445-3686 or Patrick.J.-
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HHS Grad Now Tenured Professor


Former Wauchulan Dr. Wil-
liam H. Robinson has made a
series of achievements in his
career since leaving Hardee
High School 19 years ago.
The son of William H. "Bill"
Robinson Jr. and Mae Rob-
inson, Dr. Robinson recently
became the first African
American to earn promotion
and win tenure in the history of
Vanderbilt University School of
Engineering.
Another significant milestone
in his academic and research
career, Robinson was promoted
to Associate Professor of elec-
trical engineering and also
Associate Professor of comput-
er engineering.
A senior member of both the
Institute of Electrical and
Electronics Engineers and the
Association for Computing
Machinery, Robinson has addi-
tional memberships in the
American Society of Engineer-
ing Educators and the National
Society of Black Engineers.
The fourth-generation educa-
tor follows in the footsteps of


Robinson
his parents, Bill and Mae
Robinson who are both retired
from the Hardee County school
system. Each served 38 years as
a classroom teacher and admin-
istrator. They followed the pat-
tern of great-grandmother Sallie
Robinson and grand-father
William H. Robinson Sr., who
were educators in Fort Meade.
Dr. Robinson received his
bachelor's in electrical engi-
neering from the Florida Ag-
ricultural and Mechanical Uni-
versity in 1996, and went on to


HARDEE HIGH SCHOOL
2010 BOYS GOLF
Aug. 30 Port Charlotte Away
Aug. 31 DeSoto Away
Sept. 2 Lake Placid HOME
Sept. 7 Avon Park Away
Sept. 9 Frostproof HOME
Sept. 13 Lake Wales Away
Sept. 20 Sebring Away
Sept. 21 Port Charlotte HOME
Sept. 23 DeSoto Away
Sept. 28 Frostproof Away

Head Coach: George Heine


Boys Golf Opens Monday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A baker's dozen of golfers
will vie for the chance to lead
the Hardee High boys golf
team.
Coach George Heine is back
at the helm of the boys squad,
which starts its season on
Monday at Port Charlotte. On
Tuesday, the boys go to The
Bluff. to play DeSoto ,y its










CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON
Air Force Airman Chris-
topher L. Anderson graduated
from basic military training at
Lackland Air Force Base in San
Antonio, Texas.
The airman completed an
intensive eight-week program
that included training in mili-
tary discipline and studies, Air
Force core values, physical fit-
ness, and basic warfare princi-
ples and skills.
Airmen who complete basic
training earn four credits to-
ward an associate in applied
science degree through the
Community College of the Air
Force.
Anderson is a 2009 graduate
of Hardee Senior High School.
He is the son' of Sheryl
Andesron of Wauchula.


home course. The boys come
back for the first home match
on Sept. 2 against Lake Placid.
Ready to lead the 13 golfers
are seniors Taylor Barlow,
Justin Bromley and Lincoln
Saunders. In the mix are juniors
Matthew Godwin, Dalton He-
wett, Daniel Miller and Dustin
Scheel.
Adding their strength are
sophs William Beattie, Will
Bennett and Trenton Moon,
along with freshmen Bradley
Brewer, Tyler Hewett and Eric
Klein.
Barlow, Bromley, Dalton
Hewett, Miller, Beattie and
Moon playedin__the-summer
Sertoma junior league, which
played at several courses
throughout the Heartland. Bar-
low had unusual success in the
Jarrett round-robin match play
tournament, upsetting former
Sebring Sertoma player and
American Junior Golf Assoc-
iation winner Rocky Khara.
Barlow, Beattie and Miller have
won their Sertoma divisions in
different matches over the sum-
mer.


Until you value yourself,
you won't value your time.
Until you value your time,
you will not do anything
with it.
-M. Scott Peck

Benjamin Franklin thought
the wild turkey-not the bald
eagle-was the best choice
for the national bird.


obtain his master's in electrical
engineering from the Georgia
Institute of Technology, more
familiarly known as Georgia
Tech.
He continued his studies and
received his doctorate in electri-
cal and computer engineering
from Georgia Tech in 2003. By
August, he had joined the
Department of Electrical Engi-
neering and Computer Science
at Vanderbilt as an assistant
professor.
As his career advanced, in
2008, he was selected for a Na-
tional Science Foundation Fac-
ulty Early Career Development
program award and the Defense
Advanced Research Projects
Agency's Computer Science
Study Panel.
His wife, Yolanda Brooks
Robinson, hosted a tenure cele-
bration on July 10, attended by
over 100 family, friends and
colleagues as guests. The joy-
ous occasion was held in the
Dyer Observatory of Vanderbilt
University, which is in Nash-
ville, Tenn.



The Cowboy-Up
Ministry Returns
To Local Arena
Cowboy-up Ministry is re-
turning home to the Cracker
Trail Arena in Hardee County
after spending five of the sum-
mer weeks in Arcadia.
While at the Turner Agri-
Civic Center in DeSoto County,
the ministry reached about 120
people each week and baptized
several new believers.
The ministry uses horses to
help teach biblical principles.
Preacher Skipper Calder and his
ministry teach a better under-
standing of relationships for
animals, people and God.
You won't hear a sermon,
you'll see a sermon.
Horses are needed for the
training each Sunday at 10 a.m.
Contact 781-2281 or e-mail
horseministry@yahoo.com.
You may also visit the Web site
at www.cowboyupministry.com
Experience the Cowboy-up
Ministry at the Cracker Trail
Arena this Sunday morning.
The arena is located on SR 66
about 10 miles east of Zolfo
Springs.

They that can give up
essential liberty to obtain a
little temporary safety
deserve neither liberty nor
safety.
---Benjamin Franklin

The secret of joy in work is
contained in one word-
excellence. To know how
to do something well is to
enjoy it.
-Pearl Buck,


Greetings from Fort Green!
I hope everyone remembered
to vote on Tuesday. The time I
turned 18, I registered to vote
and have never missed an elec-
tion since. Any town I have
lived in, I have made sure to get
registered.
I worked for Lorne Yetter
years ago in the Supervisor of
Elections Office. I registered as
a Democrat in Wauchula be-
cause you had more opportuni-
ty to vote, but in this last elec-
tion this changed. Anyone reg-
istered as a Republican got to
vote a lot more! Times are
changing in Hardee County.
Johnnie Bell McQuaig called
me last week. She had eaten at


Skate Park
Contest Set
For Sept. 4
There will be a skateboard
contest at the reopened Wau-
chula Skate Park on Sept. 4.
The city of Wauchula reno-
vated the park recently, closing
it while repairs were made to
the ramps and surroundings.
The contest will begin at 11
a.m. and include three divi-
sions: 11 and under; 12 to 15;
and 16 and up. There will also
be a best trick contest. Anyone
under the age of 18 must have
a signed waiver from the parent
or guardian.
Cost is $5 per entry.
Each skater gets a one-minute
run and a five-minute jam.
There will be prizes for the top
three in each division and also
for best trick. Everyone is invit-
ed.
The skate park is located on
North Third Avenue just past
the water tower.


the Pioneer Restaurant and got
a Herald-Advocate while there.
She wanted to know how Julia
Faye Davis and Harriet Hendry
were doing.
In the course of conversation,
she said she and her brother,
Bill, went to Mr. Hendry's store
one evening to get groceries for
her parents and the Hendrys
lived in the back of the store.
After filling the grocery,
order, Mr. Hendry went into his
home and she picked up a cake
on the way out of the store. She
and her brother ate the cake in
-the woods along with the cold
drinks their dad had given them
money to purchase. Her brother
told her she better not tell her
dad or they would get a whip-
ping.
She said she was her daddy's
pet and told him when they got
home, thinking her dad would
do nothing to her. She said he
cold get his belt off before you
could blink your eyes, and he
got it off and whipped them all
the way back to the store. Her
dad made her tell Mr. Hendry
she stole the cake, and then they
had to sweep the store for pun-
ishment. She said that whip-
ping was one of the best things
that ever happened to her as she
never stole anything and always
hated a thief.
She said she got married at 15
and her husband died when she
turned 50. She went back to
school and got her GED. Her
brother is in a nursing home in
Avon Park. She asked about lots
of other people in Fort Green,
but since I was not born and
raised here I did not know them.
Mildred Cooper and Betty
Walker were both in church
again last Sunday. They are
both doing well. Margie Albrit-
ton was able to attend church,
and she always looks good.


Eddie Kennidy is under the
weather. He had some angina
attacks last week. Charlton
Sadler had another procedure
last Wednesday. Gerald Davis
was scheduled for back surgery
on Wednesday. Debbie Pres-
tridge and Jo May are in trouble
with cancer. Please pray for all
of these.
We had a "fun day" at church
recently for all school-age
youngsters. They heard a Bible
story; tie-dyed T-shirts, painted
crosses and enjoyed different
games and a good lunch. They
all seemed to have a good time.
They even sang songs, and
Sunday morning they sang for
the congregation and most of
them wore their T-shirts. They
did a good job on the shirts and
no one had on the same design.
Lee, Chrysta and Makayla
Chancey and Tammy, Dustyn,
Brianna and Brody Waters en-
joyed a delicious birthday sup-
per with Faye Chancey in Lake-
land last Saturday.
Elizabeth Powell was given a
surprise birthday supper at the
home of Faye Davis. Her
daughters, Kara and Kasie, did
a good job of keeping and plan-
ning the surprise. Happy wishes
to Elisabeth and also to Cindy
Walker yesterday (Wednesday),
Courtney Alexander on Friday,
and Stephanie Reid on Sunday.
Our revival begins this Sun-
day, with the p.m. service at 6.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednes-
day the services will begin at 7.
On Wednesday we will have a
covered-dish supper to honor
Brother Randy and Sister Mary
Perry, and it will begin at 5. If
you can't make it at 5, come
when you can and enjoy a good
meal and stay for some power-
ful preaching.
Remember to pray for our
country and each other.


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VIVIANA AND NATHAN WED
Viviana Andrea Del Real and Nathan Andrew Houchin recently celebrated their 6h
month wedding anniversary. They were married in a double ring ceremony on February
6'h, 2010 at St. Augustine, Florida. The bride is the daughter of Dixie Goodman from
Panama City, Panama. The groom is the son of Stephen and Pathy Houchin from
Wauchula, Florida. The small private family wedding was held at the Cedar House Inn
located at 79 Cedar St., St. Augustine. A reception luncheon was held at the Columbia
Restaurant at 98 Saint George St., St. Augustine. The
couple's honeymoon trip was to Madrid, Spain.
.I The bride graduated from high school in her native
Country of Panama, then continued her education at
Florida State University graduating in 2006 with a
degree in Housing. She is currently employed by Posts
Properties in Tampa. The groom is a 2001 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School and 2003 graduate of South
Florida Community College. He attended Florida State
University and graduated in 2006 receiving degrees in
Economics and History. The groom is employed by the
Regions Business Banking division at Dunedin, Florida.
The happy couple resides in Tampa with their two best
four-legged friends named Nico and Shelby.
Nathan and Viv Houchin
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VBS SUCCESS


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PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
New Zion Baptist Church experienced its largest crowd in modern history for its
Vacation Bible School this summer. Family Night saw about 45 people at the church,
while average attendance for the week for children came in at 30. The VBS goal of $300
for missions also met with success, as $302 was raised. That put Pastor Stephen Darty
(Inset) in the "wet" seat, as he had promised to take a turn In the dunk tank if the goal
was reached. In comparison, the 2007 VBS at the church drew an average of 11 young-
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a terrible fall from his high trapeze.
At his bedside he told the reporter
that he'd resume his career as
soon as he recovered.
"Aren't you afraid of another
accident?" asked the nurse.
"No," he said, "I fell because I
hesitated. Hesitation is the num-
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And that's the number one killer
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No one plans to perish.
Everyone wants to go to heaven.
Why, then. do they perish? They
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8/26/2010
Sun Data
Rises: 7:03 am
Sets: 7:54 pin
Day Length
12 hrs. 51 mins.
Moon Data
Rises: 8:46 pm
Sets: 8:37 am
Up: 2:25 am
Down: 2:46 pm
Moon Phase
97%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
2:25 am-4:25 am
2:46 pm-4:46 pm
Minor Times
8:46 pm-9:46 pm
8:37 am-9:37 am
Prediction
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -4
8/27/2010
Sun Data
Rises: 7:03 am
Sets: 7:53 pmn
Day Length
12 hrs. 50 mins.
Moon Data
Rises: 9:17 pm
Sets: 9:29 am
Up: 5:00 am
Down: 3:26 pm
Moon Phase
92%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
5:00 am-7:00 am
3:26 pm-5:26 pm
Minor Times
9:17 pm-10:17 pm
9:29 am-10:29 am
Prediction
Good
Time Zone
UTC: -4


8/28/2010
Sun Data
Rises: 7:04 am
Sets: 7:52 pm
Day Length
12 hrs. 48 mins.
Moon Data
Rises: 9:49 pm
Sets: 10:21 am
Up: 3:47 am
Down: 4:09 pm
Moon Phase
86%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
3:47 am-5:47 am
4:09 pm-6:09 pm
Minor Times
9:49 pm-10:49 pm
10:21 am-ll:21 am
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
8/29/2010
Sun Data
Rises: 7:04 am
Sets: 7:51 pm
Day Length
12 hrs. 47 mins.
Moon Data
Rises: 10:24 pmn
Sets: 11:16 am
Up: 4:31 am
Down: 4:53 pm
Moon Phase
79%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
4:31 am-6:31 am
4:53 pm-6:53 pm
Minor Times
10:24 pm-ll:24 pm
11:16 am-12:16 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


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8/30/2010
Sun Data
Rises: 7:05 am
Sets: 7:50 pm
Day Length
12 irs. 45 mins
Moon Data
Rises: 11:05 pm
Sets: 12:12 pin
Up: 5:17 am
Down: 5:41 pmI
Moon Phase,
70%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
5:17 am-7:17 am
5:41 pm-7:41 pm
Minor Times
12:12 pm-1:12 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
8/31/2010
Sun Data
Rises: 7:05 am
Sets: 7:49 pm
Day Length
12 hrs. 44 mins.
Moon Data
Rises: 11:50 pm
Sets: 1:09 pm
Up: 6:06 am
Down: 6:32 pm
Moon Phase
61%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
6:06 am-8:06 am
6:32 pm-8:32 pm
Minor Times
1:09 pm-2:09 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


9/1/2010
Sun Data
Rises: 7:06 am
Sets: 7:48 pm
Day Length
12 hrs. 42 mins.
Moon Data
Rises: --:--
Sets: 2:07 pm
Up: 6:59 am
Down: 7:26 pm
Moon Phase
50%
Last Quarter
Major Times
6:59 am-8:59 am
7:26 pm-9:26 pm
Minor Times
2:07 pm-3:07 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
9/2/2010
Sun Data
Rises: 7:06 am
Sets: 7:46 pm
Day Length
12 brs. 40 mins.
Moon Data
Rises: 12:42 am
Sets: 3:05 pm
Up: 7:55 am
Down: 8:23 pm
Moon Phase
40%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
7:55 am-9:55 am
8:23 pmi-10:23 pm
Minor Times
3:05 pm-4:05 pm
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE

Heartland Workforce will hold a teleconference
meeting of their Board of Directors on Wednesday,
September 1, 2010, at 1:30 p.m. The teleconference
will originate at the Heartland Workforce
Administrative office, 2726 US Hwy 27 N, Sebring,
Florida 33870. Persons interested in attending
should arrive no later than 1:25 p.m. Purpose of the
meeting is for board consideration to approve
entering into an Employed Worker Training
Agreement with DeSoto Memorial Hospital. For more
information see agenda posted on the Heartland
Workforce website at www.heartland-workforce.org.
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NOTICE UNDER
FICTITIOUS NAME ACT

Notice is hereby given that
the undersigned, pursuant to
the provisions of the Fictitious
Name Act, Section 865.09,
Florida Statues, as amended,
intends to register with the
Secretary of State of the State
of Florida, the fictitious name of
Lovett Farms under which the
undersigned is engaged or will
engage in business at: 396
Grimes Rd, in the City of
Wauchula, Florida 33873.
That the party interested in
said business enterprise is as
follows:
Redding Farms LLC

Dated at Wauchula, Hardee,
Florida 33873.
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BILL STATON

863-781-4460O



THE PALMS

Available for
Immediate Occupancy
$99 Move In Special through August 31st
*Plus $1200 FREE RENT*
(*One year lease @$100/mo reduction)

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

701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula
Rental Office Hours Mon Fri 1:00 5:00 PM
After hours by appointment
3 (863) 773-3809, TDD 800-955-8771 .
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Looking for a Job?

Immediate Employment Opportunities
In the areas of
Automotive
Medical
Food Service
Plus Many Others

Transmission Mechanic Builder
Mechanic/Supervisor
Clinical Operations Director*
Quality Improvement Assistant*
*RN Required
Air Craft Spray Painter
Child Care Assistant Director
Fast Food Front Counter

Apply at
Heartland Workforce
205 Carlton St., Wauchula
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PASTURE FERTILIZING specializ-
ing in small acreage. BW Land
and Cattle. 941-391-1277.
8:12-9:16p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2010/11 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


GE Refrigerator with ice maker
and GE under counter dishwash-
er. Maytag electric stove with ceil-
ing vent, $350 for all. 773-4798 or
781-5675. Can separate. 8:26p


2004 TAURUS $3,850. 781-1062
8:26c
2002 FORD EXPLORER $4,850.
781-1062. 8:26c


1989 RED CORVETTE
Convertible. Both tops, hard and
soft. Power windows and door
locks, stereo surround sound,
power antenna. 89,000 miles.
$15,000. 773-9619. 8:26p
FOR SALE: Tires and rims, (4)
like new 31 x 10.5 x 15, all terrain
tires on Eagle Alloys. Fit
Explorers, Rangers, Cherokee,
$300 OBO, 767-0558. 8:26-9:23p


/ Foreign and Domestic Cars./ Diesel Engines
I Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions
Licensed and Insured Reg,#.1 40625
S"No job's too big."


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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net John D Freman
John D. Freeman
Special Of The Week
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5/6 BR 4BA CB home on corner lot in Bowling Green.
2,600+- heated area; 3,000+- total under roof. Central
air/heat, chain link fence, well landscaped yard. A real buy dt
$129,900.00
3BR 2BA CB home in Wauchula. Central air and heat, garage,
ceramic floors in kitchen, baths and back patio. New Kitchen
cabinets, back patio has vinyl windows and privacy fence in
back. $149,900.00
3BR 2BA Home with central air and heat, Big Backyard!
Offered at $79,900.00
WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.
[I Anyone with a computer an access them anytime! _
After Hours ."
Oralia D. Flores (863) 781-2955 John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Noey A.Flores (863) 781-4585 8:26c Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891


WE PAY TOP PRICES for junk
cars. Pickup available. Crooms
Salvage.781-3767. 2:7tfc


SERVICE TECHNICIAN with
mechanical knowledge, a strong
background In heavy equipment
and auto mechanics a plus. Also,
would like Individual to have
knowledge of electrical circuits/
electronics. Experience in at least
one of the above Is necessary.
Pay is based upon experience
and qualifications. For appoint-
ment/application call (863) 773-
2213. EOE DFW 7:29tfc


3BR/1BA LAKE ACCESS to Lake
Buffum, $90.000, 863-781-3090.
8:19,26c


HOUSE AS IS $45,000.
Chamberlain Blvd., Wauchula. If
no answer, leave message, 863-
773-6169. 8:19,26p
HOME IN TENNESSEE on 1 1/4
acres. Great community (includes
second house on property).
Three story, plus basement. 5 BR,
2 B, wrap around porch, 2 fire-
places, recently remodeled, new
roof, 3 out buildings, fencing.
Knoxville area. Furnished
$119,000. 423-754-6979, 423-921-
0307, Captain Ed. Price nego-
tiable. See at sharits.com.
8:19-9:1 p


3 BR, Central A&H. Nice/recently
remodeled $49,900, cash. Must
sell. 781-1062. 8:26c

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REFRIGERATOR Excellent con-
dition. $150 firm. 773-6306. 8:26p
1 CEMETERY LOT, Wauchula
Cemetery. $600. 256-732-3514.
7:29-9:20p


FOR SALE SINGLE WIDE fur-
nished newly renovated inside,
large covered front porch, above
ground pool, deck, 2 utility sheds,
.on an acre of land, located on
Steve Roberts Special.
863-735-1701. 8:5-9:2p


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
SWauchula 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


ROBBY & SHERRY ALBRITTON
LABOR. SERVICES Er SOLUTIONS





(863) 528-7085 Fax (863) 735-9228
159 State Road 64 East Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
robbie @ strato.net



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863-781-7633


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


CALL O UR OFFICE TODAY!
YOa may qualify to receive a grant
for down payment assistance on your new home.


Lots of mature oak trees! 9.8t
ac homesite conveniently locat-
ed between Wauchula & Zolfo
Springs w/culvert already in
place! $140,000!
5 ac cleared pasture, fenced
w/4", 258' deep well, 1 HP sub-
mersible pump on quiet, private
rd. $50,500!
Goodbye, traffic...Hello, peace
& quiet! 20 ac fenced pasture
w/pond, 288SF cabin, 4" well
inside 60SF shed. NOW
$160,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Move-in
ready! New 3BR, 2B CB home
w/open kitchen, luxurious mas-
ter bath, on 1/2 ac lot! $110,000!
Great size for beginning citrus
owner! 10 ac Valencia grove
w/two 4" wells, pump, micro-jet
irrigation, drain tile $95,000!
Off the beaten path! 10 ac
fenced, cleared pasture w/pond,
some woods, 4" well. Private
homesite location! $140,000!
100' fronting US17S,
Wauchula, zoned C-2! Plenty of
warehouses for storage! Large
office building, 5432SF total &
3788SF A/C, 1 ac lot.
$450,000!
Wooded wonder! 5 ac w/beau-
tiful trees, paved road. $50,000!


Imagine your new home in the
perfect setting! Beautiful 31 ac
pasture in Ona. Fenced &
adorned w/oak & pine trees.
$230,000!
3BR/2BA home on 4 lots
w/beautiful oaks, fenced in
backyard. Close to schools.
$95,000!
High & dry pastureland! 10 ac
improved, fenced land on pri-
vate rd is attractive homesite, or
perfect for cattle/horses!
$120,000!
Pack your overnight bags &
head to this peaceful retreat! 5
ac fenced w/lots of oaks, pond,
creek, 12'x20' shed. $75,000!
40 ac orange grove es
X i f ld aencia
rp included. $340,000!
Charming and priced to sell!
2BR, 1B 1060 SF home w/lots of
updates: new A/C, insulation,
carpeting, wiring. Den can be
3rd BR. $89,900! Make an
offer!
Beautiful native Florida!
Secluded 5 ac of wooded land
has deeded access to Peace
River! Canoe, camp, fossil hunt,
relax! $90,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNYSANDRS-.--...78'0153 SANDY LARRISON...... 832-0130
JUAN DELATORiE .7817.9128 "; MONICA REAS.-.........781-0888
DAVID ROYAL...-....-;781-3490 KAREN O'NEAL......... 781-7633
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Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires

BIG SALE ON

ALL TIRES.
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Classifieds


'JACK RUSSELL Puppies $275
OBO'773-5677. 8:26p
JACK RUSSELL Puppy $275.
OBO 863-832-0680. 8:26p


AUGUST PLANT SALE. Three gal-
lon lavender crape myrtle bushes
and confederate jasmine $6.
White and lavender crape myrtle
trees, 5-6 feet tall, $20. Center Hill
Nursery, 2949 Center Hill Road.
Off Hwy. 62, 4.5 miles west of US
17. 863-223-5561. 8:19nc

RaEsa


3 LOTS CORNER OF Peterson St.,
Wauchula. $10.000. 863-773-6169
after 5 m. 8:1



APT. & HOUSES for rent 773-
6667. 8:26c
2BR/1BA APARTMENT,.
Wauchula, $500 monthly, $500
deposit, ready Sept. 1. 239-707-
3642. 8:26-9:23p
ONE BEDROOM Traller. Quiet set-
ting, Chancy Road off 62. $400
monthly, $100 security, water,
septic, garbage, furnished, lawn
mowed. 773-4726. 8:26p
3BR 2B MH, off Hollandtown Rd.
First and last, $600 month, $300
deposit. 773-3177, 863-381-7049,
863-381-6976. 8:26p
2 BR, 1 BA, DUPLEX, no pets,
$500/month, $200/security, 773-
3552. 8:26p


1BR 1B DUPLEX, 316 South 11th'
Ave., Wauchula. $400 month, first
Snd last, 863-245-6304. 8:26p
HOUSES AND ROOMS for rent,
Wauchula. 781-5828 after 10 am.
8:26-9:2p
NICE CLEAN one bedroom apart-
ment. Screened porch and wash-
er/dryer hookup. $120 per week,
.damage deposit and reference
required. 773-9793 or 863-832-
0676. 8:26,9:20


2BR, 11/2 B MH, $550 month plus
deposit. 863-781-3584 or 863-781-
0158. Ask for Melssa or Will.
8:26p
3 BR FENCED yard, city limits,
$650 month, no pets. 863-781-
2360. 8:19,26p


3BR/1BA, LAKE ACCESS to Lake
Buffum, $600/month, $400;
deposit. Available furnished or
unfurnished. 863-781-3090.
8:19,26c
THREE BEDROOM House In
iWauchula, AC, $800 plus deposit,
g 832-1984. 8:12-9:9p
TWO BEDROOM DUPLEX AC
$550 plus deposit. No pets. 832-:
1984. '8:12-9:9p'
1 BR 1 BATH DUPLEX. Very clean,
no smoking, no pets. $550
month, $500 sec. 773-9291, 781-
1528. 4:22tfc
NICE LARGE 1 BR APT., 505 High
Street, Wauchula, $450 month.
781-9129. 8:19,26p
HOUSES AND APARTMENTS for
rent. 773-0123. 7:29-8:26p
SMOBILE HOME 2/2 Charlie Creek,
$500 monthly, $300 security. 781-
4460. 7:15tfc


MOVE-IN TODAY *
MOBILE HOMES 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
WAREHOUSES, several different
sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:27tfc
ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the Intention to
make such a preference or limita-.
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women, tfc-dh



FT. GREEN GRASS CHOPPERS.
Licensed/Insured. Mowing,
weedeating, edging, pressure
washing. Locally Owned.. Randall
Davis 863-773-4246, 863-781-
0902 or 863-781-0900. 7:15-8:12p
HEARTLAND POOL Maintenance
and Supplies. Serving the area 20
years. Commercial and Resid-
ential. heartlandpools@-embarq-
mall.com Free estimates. Lewis
Wells II, owner. 863-990-6658.
8:12,9:2p
RJ LAWN CARE. Free estimates.
NO CONTRACTSI 863-448-3255.
8:5-9:2p
HANDYMAN All kinds of jobs.
Call Brett. 863-245-6948. 8:26nc


ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, decks, con-
crete. Harold Howze Construction
735-1158. RR0050181.


8:26-10:28p


OVERCOME MEETINGS
S(Gillesple) have been moved to
the Women's Club on Wednesday
nights, 7 pm. Come and seel
Kenny Sanders Is the facilitator.
More Information call 773-5717.
6: Otfc


DO YOU NEED A WEBSITE
BUILT? Call Doug 863-397-9840.
5:7tfc
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. 12:6tfcdh
IS 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
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc -
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number. tfc-dh


- YOUNG CALVES 100-400 pounds.
Started 773-5878. 8:26,9:2p

11 0


MOVING SALE, Saturday 8-1. 205
Rust Ave. Furniture, collectibles,
great tools, means suits, shirts,
pants. 8:26nc


SDRYER, GAS, works go
863-832-0680.


FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-?,
Perdue Rd. Some furniture, misd.,
plants. So much to list come
take a look. 8:26p
YEAR OLD Refrigerator $225,
kitchen hutch $75, 8 pc. setting
Schina $g6, 8 pc. set of crystal
glasses, dresser w/mlrror. 863-
. 781-1590. 8:26p


od, $75. FRIUAY/SATURDAY sam 7, Z27
8:2p Ralph Smith Rd., Wauchula. Lots
8:26p of stuff. 8:26p


The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the
known and the unknown, who is Unafraid of failure, will suc-
ceed.
-Gordon Parks



Your Business Could Appear Here!
Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels
At The Herald Advocate


Bus. (863) 773-0007
A M B E R T Fax: (863) 773-0038
REALTY INC.


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402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


BARGAIN PRICED! D/W Mobile Home
located in Wauchula; 3B/2Bths, all
appliances and some furniture, 10x12
outside storage, completely sodded
St. Augustine lawn with automate -
sprinkler system. $40,000

One Acre with Mobile Home in Eastern
Hardee! Not your average 2B/1Bth M/H. This
home has a new A/C unit, metal roof, large
front porch, above ground pool with deck, 2
outside storage buildings, furnished including
washer/dryer. Listed at $60,000

MOVE IN READY this 3B/2Bth home located
in Wauchula is close to schools, shopping and
medical facilities, good floor plan, plenty of
closet and storage space, updated in 2004,
wheel chair accessible. $155,000


SEE MORE LISTINGS AT
www.lambertrealty.net
Charlotte Terrell
SPACIOUS 4B/3BTH, CB/Stucco home has a
large kitchen, living room with w/b fireplace,
double garage, 3324 heated space, mother-in-
law suite and much more. $165,000
MAKE AN OFFER on this updated older home
- 3B/2Bth, 2 gas fireplaces, recently updated
inside, nice yard with gazebo. Listed at
$120,000.
EXECUTIVE HOME 3252 sq. ft., 4B/3Bth, all
stainless appliances, washer & dryer, fantastic
curb appeal, underground sprinklers. $259,000
MAKE AN OFFER on this 3B/1.5Bth C/B home
with new kitchen appliances, like new A/C and
roof. Listed at $125,000
FANTASTIC BUY! 2B/1Bth M/H with nice
yard and large screened porch; completely fur-
nished. $38,000
EASTERN HARDEE 10 Acres, fenced, 8" well
and pond located on property. $85,000
Highway 64 home and 6.04 acres; 3B/2Bth mod-
ular home built in 2001, carpet and tile floors,
garage, screened porch, washer/dryer, shed for
storage. $225,000
We have several 5 ACRE TRACTS priced from
$45,000 to $85,000
252.52 Acres listed at $4300 per acre
14.74 Acres @ $135,000


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON E
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker 8
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.........773-9743 ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971


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





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


S GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.




Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 ca:2c Mobile: (941) 456-6507




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Established Since 1987 R" Ir
SALES SERVICE

@ 863-773-3573

Fax 863-773-0521 108 Carlton Street
desotoapppliance@earthlink.net Wauchula, FL 33873


LOTs OF GREAT BARGAINS!
(Bring all your yard sale items)
Fr o so-- a

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AM-SOUTH REALTY
Each office independently owned and operated.


bert Hinerman Nancy Craft
227-0202 832-0370


702 SOUTH 6thAVENUE, WAUCHULA
(863) 773-2122 FAX (863) 773-2173
Gary Delatorre Broker
www.cbhardee.com


Richard Dasher
S 781-0162


LAKE PLACIDII NICE 3B/2Bth Home In
Leisure Lakes with central heat and air, one
car garage, private well and this property is
approved for HomePath Mortgage
Financing. Only $81.000.
CALL TODAYll 3B/1B CB home, central
heat/air, new Interior, metal roof, wood/tile
floors, total sq. ft.-1,654, also fenced back
yard. $124.900
$49.90011 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath home with dou-
ble lot, utility shed, appliances, metal roof,
and much more located in Zolfo city limits
close to school. Call today for more Informa-
tion.
EXTRA LOTI, 2B/ 2B Home with central
heat/air, one car garage, appliances, garage
door opener, workshop and storage area, In
qiet neighborhood and close to shopping
and schools. $115.00011
EXCELLENT LOCATION FOR BUSINESS
Frontage on US Hwy 17 North and North
Florida Avenue. Access from both highways.
$350.000
5 Acres $42.500. OWNER FINANCING
AVAILABLE.


victor Salazar Donna Steffens
245-1054 781-3627


SEBRINGII Lovely 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath family
Home in excellent neighborhood near
Harder Hall. This property Is approved for
HomePath Mortgage Financing. Priced at
$117.500
LAKE REDWATER In LAKE PLACID!lI Lovely
4 Bedroom 3.5 Bath home with central
heat/air, 2 car garage, cathedral ceilings,
close to schools and also approved for
HomePath Mortgage Financing. Qnly
$195.000
LAKE FRONT HOME ON LAKE RED BEACHII
Approved for HomePath Renovation
Mortgage. Great lake for Fishing and
Boating. $69.000
ZOLFO SPRINGS!! Very clean, well main-
tained, 3 BD / 2BTH Double Wide, w/ central
heat/air, stove, refrigerator, two car garage,
metal roof, and also storage shed. $62.500.
Call Donna.
GREAT LOCATION for this 3BR/2Bath with
extra lot-walking distance to school and
town. House In good condition-owner ready
to negotiate. $149.500
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August 26, 2010, The Herald-Advocate 7B


Local Boxers Claim Wins


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Up-and-coming pro boxer
Daniel Lozano improved his
young record to 5-0 after an
impressive third-round knock-
out last week in Tampa at the A
La Crte Pavilion.
Lozano, nicknamed "El Ala-
cron," sent Gabriel Cruz of Cal-
ifornia to the canvas with a
powerful left hook 2:58 into the
third round.
The referee immediately
stopped the fight once Cruz
went down due to a large, gush-
ing gash over his right eye.
* Lozano was expecting Cruz
to be a little more aggressive
during thefight but was pleased
with the outcome.
"He was trying to box a
boxer," Lozano said. "I was just
faster and stronger than him."
Cruz was the toughest oppo-
nent faced so far by Lozano, he
said.
The downside is he does not
have much time to bask in the
glory of victory.
After taking five days off,
Lozano is back training three


hours a day, seven days a week
preparing for his next fight,
Sept. 11, in Fort Myers.
He will be moving up a
weight class for this fight.
Lozano will fight at 118
pounds for the first time in his
life, after weighing in at 112
previously in his career.
He said with the added
weight he feels a little bit slow
er but also a lot stronger.
During the week Lozano, 20,
works for the City of Bowling
Green in the water and waste-
water departments.
After work, he goes to the
YMCA to lift weights, then it's
back home where his father/-
trainer has a gym. He is also
trained by Trampus Fillingim,
formerly of Wauchula who now
lives in Arcadia.
JENNA SHIVER
Jenna "Cowgirl" Shiver is the
new North American Boxing
Association Champion after a
stellar performance in Tampa
on Aug. 13.
Shiver won the belt by
defeating Britney Cruz of Col-


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She dominated the fight from
start to finish, winning every
round in the 80-72 unanimous
decision.
It was her first time fighting
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PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
TO BE VOTED ON NOVEMBER 2, 2010
NOTICE OF ELECTION

I, Dawn K. Roberts, Interim Secretary of State of the State of
Florida, do hereby give notice that an election will be held in
each county in Florida, on November 2, 2010, for the ratifica-
tion or rejection of proposed revisions to the constitution of
the State of Florida.

No. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VI, SECTION 7
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
REPEAL OF PUBLIC CAMPAIGN FINANCING REQUIREMENT.

Ballot Summary:
Proposing the repeal of the provision in the State Constitution that
requires public financing of campaigns of candidates for elective
statewide office who agree to campaign spending limits.


Full Text:
ARTICLE VI
SUFFRAGE AND. ELECTIONS
EC&TION :. .ampai@gnsp pndqin limitn fr unding of aren
paignq for 8looti96 mtato wido offio9.-It in the policy of thio stato
tc proVIde fcr .ta. wdo looti .no in whih a.ll. qualified .andi
dateor may. -ompoto offotiv:ly. A method of public financing for
oampaignc for ctato widow offioo ehll bo l otabllohod by w!.M
Spending limit Chall bo o tablirohod for o uoh oampaigno for oan
didats who uos public fundcO in thoir O campaign. The loeI@lSturo
hall prvildo funding for Fthio provoion. GoSrBrol law implementing
this paragraph Shall bo3At lCast Q rGtpotFq i!o0 f off818tivo oompotiS


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No. 2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3
ARTICLE XII, SECTION 31
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
HOMESTEAD AD VALOREM TAX CREDIT FOR DEPLOYED
MILITARY PERSONNEL.

Ballot Summary:
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to require the
Legislature to provide an additional homestead property tax
exemption by law for members of the United States military or mil-
itary reserves, the United States Coast Guard or its reserves, or
the Florida National Guard who receive a homestead exemption
and were deployed in the previous year on active duty outside the
continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military
operations designated by the Legislature. The exempt amount
will be based upon the number of days in the previous calendar
year that the person was deployed on active duty outside the
continental United States, Alaska, or Hawaii in support of military
operations designated by the Legislature. The amendment is
scheduled to take effect January 1, 2011.

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
SECTION 3. Taxes; exemptions.--
(a) All property owned by a municipality and used exclusive-
ly by it for municipal or public purposes shall be exempt from tax-
ation. A municipality, owning property outside the municipality,
may be required by general law to make payment to the taxing
unit in which the property is located. Such portions of property as
are used predominantly for educational, literary, scientific, reli-
gious or charitable purposes may be eXtmpted by general law
from taxation. r ..
(b) There shall be exempt from taxation, cumulatively, to
every head of a family residing in this state, household goods and
personal effects to the value fixed by general law, not less than
one thousand dollars, and to every widow or widower or person
who is blind or totally and permanently disabled, property to the
value fixed by general law not less than five hundred dollars.
(c) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsec-
tion and general law, grant community and economic develop-
ment ad valorem tax exemptions to new businesses and expan-
sions of existing businesses, as defined by general law. Such an
exemption may be granted only by ordinance of the county or
municipality, and only after the electors of the county or munici-
pality voting on such question in a referendum authorize the
county or municipality to adopt such ordinances. An exemption
so granted shall apply to improvements to real property made by
or for the use of a new business and improvements to real prop-
erty related to the expansion of an existing business,and shall
also apply to tangible personal property of such new business
and tangible personal property related to the expansion of an
existing business. The amount or limits of the amount of such
exemption shall be specified by general law. The period of time
for which such exemption may be granted to a new business or
expansion of an existing business shall be determined by gener-
al law. The authority to grant such exemption shall expire ten
years from the date of approval by the electors of the county or
municipality, and may be renewable by referendum as provided
by general law.
(d) Any county or municipality may, for the purpose of its
respective tax levy and subject to the provisions of this subsec-
tion and general law, grant historic preservation ad valorem tax
exemptions to owners of historic properties. This exemption may
be granted only by ordinance of the county or municipality. The
amount or limits of the amount of this exemption and the require-
ments for eligible properties must be specified by general law.
The period of time for which this exemption may be granted to a
property owner shall be determined by general law.
(e) By general law and subject to conditions specified there-
in, twenty-five thousand dollars of the assessed value of property
subject to tangible personal property tax shall be exempt from ad
valorem taxation.
(f) There shall be granted an ad valorem tax exemption for
real property dedicated in perpetuity for conservation purposes,
including real property encumbered by perpetual conservation
easements or by other perpetual conservation protections, as
defined.by general law.
(g) By general law and subject to the conditions specified
therein, each person who receives a homestead exemption as
provided in section 6 of this article: whb was a member of the
United States military or military reserves, the United States Coast
Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard: and who was
deployed during the preceding calendar year on active duty out-
side the continental United States. Alaska. or Hawaii in support of
military operations designated by the legislature shall receive an
additional exemption equal to a percentage of the taxable value
of his or her homestead property. The applicable percentage
shall be calculated as the number of days during the preceding
calendar year the person was deployed on active duty outside
the continental United States. Alaska. or Hawaii in support of mil-
itary operations designated by the legislature divided by the num-
ber of days in that year.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 31. Additional ad valorem tax exemption for certain
members of the armed forces deployed on active duty outside of
the United States.--The amendment to Section 3 of Article VII pro-
viding for an additional ad valorem tax exemption for members of
the United States military or military reserves, the United States
Coast Guard or its reserves, or the Florida National Guard
deployed on active duty outside of the United States in support of


military operations designated by the legislature and this section
shall take effect January 1. 2011.

No. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4 and 6
ARTICLE XII
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
PROPERTY TAX LIMIT FOR NONHOMESTEAD PROPERTY;
ADDITIONAL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR NEW
HOMESTEAD OWNERS.

Ballot Summary:
The State Constitution generally limits the maximum annual
increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead property to 10
percent annually. This proposed amendment reduces the maxi-
mum annual increase in the assessed values of those properties
to 5 percent annually.

This amendment also requires the Legislature to provide an addi-
tional homestead exemption for persons who have not owned a
principal residence during the preceding 8 years. Under the
exemption, 25 percent of the just value of a first-time homestead,
up to $100,000, will be exempt from property taxes. The amount
of the additional exemption will decrease in each succeeding
year for 5 years by the greater of 20 percent of the initial addi-
tional exemption or the difference between the just value and the
assessed value of the property. The additional exemption will not
be available in the 6th and subsequent years.

Full Text:
ARTICLE VII
FINANCE AND TAXATION
-SECTION 4- TaxatioQnJassessments.--By general law regulations
shall be prescribed which shall secure a just valuation of all prop-
erty for ad valorem taxation, provided:
(a) Agricultural land, land producing high water recharge to'
Florida's aquifers, or land used exclusively for noncommercial
recreational purposes may be classified by general law and
assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(b) As provided by general law and subject to conditions, lim-
itations, and reasonable definitions specified therein, land used
.for conservation purposes shall be classified by general law and
assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
(c) Pursuant to general law tangible personal property held
for sale as stock in trade and livestock may be valued for taxation
at a specified percentage of its value, may be classified for tax
purposes, or may be exempted from taxation.
(d) All persons entitled to a homestead exemption-under
Section 6 of this Article shall have their homestead assessed at
just value as of January 1 of the year following the effective date
of this amendment. This assessment shall change only as pro-
vided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed
annually on January 1st of each year; but those changes in
assessments shall not exceed the lower of the following:
a. Three percent Jg%) of the assessment for the prior year.
b. The percent change in the Consumer Price Index for all
urban consumers, U.S. City Average, all items 1967=100, or suc-
cessor reports for the preceding calendar year as initially report-
ed by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor
Statistics.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After any change of ownership, as provided by general
law, homestead property shall be assessed at just value as of
January 1 of the following year, unless the provisions of para-
graph (8) apply. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
(4) New homestead property shall be assessed at just value
as of January 1st of the year following the establishment of the
homestead, unless the provisions of paragraph (8) apply. That
assessment shall only change as provided in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or inmppovements to
homestead property shall be assessed as provided for by gener-
al law; provided, however, after the adjustment for any change,
addition, reduction, or improvement, the property shall be
assessed as provided in this subsection.
(6) In the event of a termination of homestead status, the
property shall be assessed as provided by general law.
(7) The provisions of this amendment are severable. If any of
the provisions of this amendment shall be held unconstitutional
by any court of competent jurisdiction, the decision of such court
shall not affect or impair any remaining provisions of this amend-
ment.
(8)a. A person who establishes a new homestead as of
January 1, 2009, or January 1 of any subsequent year and who
has received a homestead exemption pursuant to Section 6 of
this Article as of January 1 of either of the two years immediately
preceding the establishment of the new homestead is entitled to
have the new homestead assessed at less than just value. If this
revision is approved in January of 2008, a person who establish-
es a new homestead as of January 1, 2008, is entitled to have the
new homestead assessed at less than just value only if that per-
son received a homestead exemption on January 1, 2007. The
assessed value of the newly established homestead shall be
determined as follows:
1. If the just value of the new homestead is greater than or
equal to the just value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of
the year in which the prior homestead was abandoned, the
assessed value of the new homestead shall be the just value of
the new homestead minus an amount equal to the lesser of
$500,000 or the difference between the just value and the
assessed value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year
in which the prior homestead was abandoned. Thereafter, the
homestead shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
2. If the just value of the new homestead is less than the just
value of the prior homestead as of January 1 of the year in which
the prior homestead was abandoned, the assessed value of the
new homestead shall be equal to the just value of the new home-
stead divided by the just value of the prior homestead and multi-
plied by the assessed value of the prior homestead. However, if
the difference between the just value of the new homestead and
the assessed value of the new homestead calculated pursuant to
this sub-subparagraph is greater than $500,000, the assessed
value of the new homestead shall be increased so that the differ-
ence between the just value and the assessed value equals
$500,000. Thereafter, the homestead shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection.
b. By general law and subject to conditions specified there-
in, the Legislature shall provide for application of this paragraph
to property owned by more than one person.
(e) The legislature may, by general law, for assessment pur-
poses and subject to the provisions of this subsection, allow
counties and municipalities to authorize by ordinance that historic
property may be assessed solely on the basis of character or use.
Such character or use assessment shall apply only to the juris-
diction adopting the ordinance. The requirements for eligible


properties must be specified by general law.
(f) A county may, in the manner prescribed by. general law,
provide for a reduction in the assessed value of homestead prop-
erty to the extent of any increase in the assessed value of that
property which results from the construction or reconstruction of
the property for the purpose of providing living quarters for one or
more natural or adoptive grandparents gr parents of the owner of
the property or of the owner's spouse If at least one of the grand-
parents or parents for whom the living quarters are provided is 62
years of age or older. Such a reduction may not exceed the less-
er of the following:
(1) The increase in assessed value resulting from construc-
tion or reconstruction of the property.
(2) Twenty percent of the total assessed value of the proper-
ty as improved.
(g) For all levies other than school district levies, assess-


ments of residential real property, as defined by general law,
which contains nine units or fewer and which is not subject to the
assessment limitations set forth in subsections (a) through (d)
shall change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed
annually on the date of assessment provided by law; but those
changes in assessments shall not exceed five ten percent (1.0%
of the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) After a change of ownership or control, as defined by
general law, including any change of ownership of a legal entity
that owns the property, such property shall be assessed at just
value as of the next assessment date. Thereafter, such property
shall be assessed as provided in this subsection.
(4) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(h) For all levies other than school district levies, assess-
ments of real property that is not subject to the assessment limi-
tations set forth in subsections (a) through (d) and (g) shall
change only as provided in this subsection.
(1) Assessments subject to this subsection shall be changed_
annually on the date of assessment provided by law; but those
changes in assessments shall not exceed fiv t4eR percent (10%)
of the assessment for the prior year.
(2) No assessment shall exceed just value.
(3) The legislature must provide that such.property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a
qualifying improvement, as defined by general law, is made to
such property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as
provided in this subsection.
(4) The legislature may provide that such property shall be
assessed at just value as of the next assessment date after a
change of ownership or control, as defined by general law,
including any change of ownership of the legal entity that owns
the property. Thereafter, such property shall be assessed as pro-
vided in this subsection.
(5) Changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such
property shall be assessed as provided for by general law; how-
ever, after the adjustment for any change, addition, reduction, or
improvement, the property shall be assessed as provided in this
subsection.
(i) The legislature, by general law and subject to conditions
specified therein, may prohibit the consideration of the following
in the determination of the assessed value of real property used
for residential purposes:
1) Any change or improvement made for the purpose of
improving the property's resistance to wind damage.
(2) The installation of a renewable energy source device.
(j)(1) The assessment of the following working waterfront
properties shall be based upon the current use of the property:
a. Land used predominantly for commercial fishing purpos-
es.
b. Land that is accessible to the public and used for vessel
launches into waters that are navigable.
c. Marinas and drystacks that are open to the public.
d. Water-dependent marine manufacturing facilities, com-
mercial fishing facilities, and marine vessel construction and
repair facilities and their support activities.
(2) The assessment benefit provided by this subsection is
subject to conditions and limitations and reasonable definitions
as specified by the legislature by general law.
SECTION 6.Homestead exemptions.--
(a) Every person who has the legal or equitable title to real
estate and maintains thereon the permanent residence,of the
owner, or another legally or naturally dependent upon the owner,
shall be exempt from taxation thereon, except assessments for
special benefits, up to the assessed valuation of twenty-five thou-
sand dollars and, for all levies other than school district levies, on
the assessed valuation greater than fifty thousand dollars and up
to seventy-five thousand dollars, upon establishment of right
thereto in the manner prescribed by law. The real estate may be
held by legal or equitable title, by the entireties, jointly, in com-
mon, as a condominium, or indireblty by stock ownership or
membership representing the owner's or member's proprietary
interest in a corporation owning a fee or a leasehold initially in
excess of ninety-eight years. The exemption shall not apply with
respect to any assessment roll until such roll is first determined to
be in compliance with the provisions of section 4 by a state
agency designated by general law. This exemption is repealed on
the effective date of any amendment to this Article which provides
for the assessment of homestead property at less than just value.
(b) Not more than one exemption shall be allowed any indi-
vidual or family unit or with respect to any residential unit. No
exemption shall exceed the value of the real estate assessable to
the owner or, in case of ownership through stock or membership
in a corporation, the value of the proportion which the interest in
the corporation bears to the assessed value of the property.
(c) By general law and subject to conditions specified there-
in, the Legislature may provide to renters, who are permanent
residents, ad valorem tax relief on all ad valorem tax levies. Such
ad valorem tax relief shall be in the form and amount established
by general law.
(d) The legislature may, by general law, allow counties or
municipalities, for the purpose of their respective tax levies and
subject to the provisions of general law, to grant an additional
homestead tax exemption not exceeding fifty thousand dollars to
any person who has the legal or equitable title to real estate and
maintains thereon the permanent residence of the owner and
who has attained age sixty-five and whose household income, as.
defined by general law, does not exceed twenty thousand dollars.
The general law must allow counties and municipalities to grant
this additional exemption, within the limits prescribed in this sub-
section, by ordinance adopted in the manner prescribed by gen-
eral law, and must provide for the periodic adjustment of the
income limitation prescribed in this subsection for changes in the
cost of living.
(e) Each veteran who is age 65 or older who is partially or
totally permanently disabled shall receive a discount from the
amount of the ad valorem tax otherwise owed on homestead
property the veteran owns and resides in if the disability was com-
bat related, the veteran was a resident of this state at the time of
entering the military service of the United States, and the veteran
was honorably discharged upon separation' from military service.
The discount shall be in a percentage equal to the percentage of
the veteran's permanent, service-connected disability as deter-
mined by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs. To
qualify for the discount granted by this subsection, an applicant
must submit to the county property appraiser, by March 1, proof
of residency at the time of entering military service, an official let-
ter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs stating
the percentage of the veteran's service-connected disability and
such evidence that reasonably identifies the disability as combat
related, and a copy of the veteran's honorable discharge. If the
property appraiser denies the request for a discount, the apprais-
er must notify the applicant in writing of the reasons for the denial,
and the veteran may reapply. The Legislature may, by general


law, waive the annual application requirement in subsequent
years. This subsection shall take effect December 7, 2006, is self-
executing, and does not require implementing legislation.
(f)(1) By general law. and subject to conditions specified
therein, the legislature shall provide an additional homestead
exemption to the person or persons who:
,a. Establish the right to receive the homestead exemption in
subsection (a) within one year after purchasing the homestead
property: and
b. Have not owned a principal residence during the eight-
year period before the purchase. For married persons, neither the
purchaser nor his or her spouse may have owned a principal res-
idence during the preceding eight years.
(2) The additional homestead exemption shall eaual 25 per-
cent of the iust value of the property on January 1 of the year in
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which the homestead exemption in subsection (a) is received, but
not more than $100.000.
a. The amount of the additional exemption shall be reduced
in each subsequent year by an amount equal to twenty percent
of the amount of the initial additional exemption or by an amount
equal to the difference between the just value of the property and
the assessed value determined under subsection (d) of section 4
of this Article, whichever is greater.
b. The additional homestead exemption shall not apply after
the fifth year after the initial additional exemption is granted.


) 0( Only one additional exe y


apply to a single homestead property.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
Property tax limit for nonhomestead property.-The amend-
ment to Section 4 of Article VII reducing the limit on the maximum
annual increase in the assessed value of nonhomestead proper-
ty to five percent from ten percent and this section shall take
effect January 1. 2011,
Additional homestead exemption for first-time homestead
property owners.-The amendment to subsection (f) of Section 6
of Article VII providing for an additional homestead exemption for
persons who have not owned a principal residence within an
eight-year period and this section shall take effect January 1.
011. anrt shall he available for nromnrties n rchased on or after


January 1.2010.


No. 4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE II, SECTION 7
(Initiative)

Ballot Title:
REFERENDA REQUIRED FOR ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT
OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMPREHENSIVE LAND USE
PLANS.

Ballot Summary:
Establishes that before a local government may adopt a new'
comprehensive land use plan, or amend a comprehensive land
use plan, the proposed plan or amendment shall be subject to
vote of the electors of the local government by referendum, fol-
lowing preparation by the local planning agency, consideration
by the governing body and notice. Provides definitions.

Financial Impact Statement:
The amendment's impact on local government expenditures can-
not be estimated precisely. Local governments will incur addi-
tional costs due to the requirement to conduct referenda in order
to adopt comprehensive plans or amendments thereto. The
amount of such costs depends upon the frequency, timing and
method of the referenda, and includes the costs of ballot prepa-
ration, election administration, and associated expenses. The
impact on state government expenditures will be insignificant.

Full Text:
ARTICLE II
GENERAL PROVISIONS
SECTION 7. Natural resources and scenic beauty.--
Public participation in local government comprehensive land use
planning benefits the conservation and protection of Florida's
natural resources and scenic beauty, and the long-term quality of
life of Floridians. Therefore, before a local government may adopt
a new comprehensive land use plan, or amend a comprehensive
land use plan, such proposed plan or plan amendment shall be
subject to vote of the electors of the local government by refer-
endum. following preparation by the local planning agency, con-
sideration by the governing body as provided by general law, and
notice thereof in a local newspaper of general circulation. Notice
and referendum will be as provided by general law. This amend-
ment-shall become effective immediately upon approval by the
-.electors of Florida. ,;
For purposes of this subsection:
1. "Local government" means a county or municipality.
2. "Local government comprehensive land use plan" means a
plan to guide and control future land development in an area
under the jurisdiction of a local government.
3. "Local planning agency" means the agency of a local govern-
ment that is responsible for the preparation of a comprehensive
land use plan and plan amendments after public notice and hear-
ings and for making recommendations'to the governing body of
the local government regarding the adoption or amendment of a
comprehensive land use plan.
4. "Governing body" means the board of county commissioners
of a county, the commission or council of a municipality, or the
chief elected governing body of a county or municipality, howev-


jL-j I IIi -,. Lin IaimCam.U mIl LaDUIsi LeUlSlaiuve ulSilrci
boundaries.--
In establishing Legislative district boundaries:
(1) No apportionment plan or district shall be drawn with the
intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incumbent: and
districts shall not be drawn with the intent or result of denying or
abridging the eaual opportunity of racial or language minorities to
participate in the political process or to diminish their ability to
elect representatives of their choice: and districts shall consist of
contiguous territory.
(2) Unless compliance with the standards in this subsection con-
flicts with the standards in subsection (1) or with federal law, dis-
tricts shall be as nearly equal in population as is practicable; dis-
tricts shall be compact: and districts shall, where feasible, utilize
existing political and geographical boundaries.
(3) The order in which the standards within sub-sections (1) and
(2) of this section are set forth shall not be read to establish any
priority of one standard over the other within that subsection.


Ballot Summary:
Congressional districts or districting plans may not be drawn to
favor or disfavor an incumbent or political party. Districts shall not
be drawn to deny racial or language minorities the equal oppor-
tunity to participate in the political process and elect representa-
tives of their choice. Districts must be contiguous. Unless other-
wise required, districts must be compact, as equal in population
as feasible, and where feasible must make use of existing city,
county and geographical boundaries.

Financial impact statement:
The fiscal impact cannot be determined precisely. State govern-
ment and state courts may incur additional costs if litigation
increases beyond the number or complexity of cases which
would have occurred in the amendment's absence.

Full Text:
ARTICLE III
LEGISLATURE
SFCTIOCN 0 Standards for estahlishinn onnnressinnnl district


boundaries.--
In establishing Congressional district boundaries:
(1) No apportionment plan or individual district shall be drawn
with the intent to favor or disfavor a political party or an incum-
bent: and districts shall not be drawn with the intent or result of
denying or abridging the equal opportunity of racial or language
minorities to narticioate in the political process or to diminish their


ability to elect I


itatives of their choice: and dist


consist of contiguous territory.
(2) Unless compliance with the standards in this subsection con-
flicts with the standards in subsection (1) or with federal law. dis-
tricts shall be as nearly equal in population as is practicable: dis-
tricts shall be compact: and districts shall. where feasible. utilize
existing political and geographical boundaries.
(3) The order in which the standards within sub-sections (1) and
(2) of this section are set forth shall not be read to establish any
priority of one standard over the other within that subsection.

No. 7
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE III, SECTION 20
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
STANDARDS FOR LEGISLATURE TO FOLLOW IN LEGISLATIVE
AND CONGRESSIONAL REDISTRICTING. -

Ballot Summary:
In establishing congressional and legislative district boundaries
or plans, the state shall apply federal requirements and balance
and implement the standards in the State Constitution. The state
shall take into consideration the ability of racial and language
minorities to participate in the political process and elect candi-
dates of their choice, and communities of common interest other
*than political parties may be respected and promoted, both with-
out subordination to any other provision of Article III of the State
Constitution. Districts and plans are valid if the balancing and
implementation of standards is rationally related to the standards
contained in the State Constitution and is consistent with federal
law.

Full Text:
ARTICLE III
LEGISLATURE

SECTION 20. Standards for establishing legislative and congres-
sional district boundaries.--ln establishing congressional and leg-
islative district boundaries or plans. the state shall apply federal
requirements and balance and implement the standards in this
constitution. The state shall take into consideration the ability of
racial and language minorities to participate in the political
process and elect candidates of their choice, and communities of
common iirte4bst other than political parties may be respected
and promdffd. both without subordination to any other provision
of this article. Districts and plans are valid if the balancing and
implementation of standards is rationally related to the standards
contained in this constitution and is consistent with federal law.


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not exceed 30 students. The class size requirements of this sub-
section do not apply to extracurricular orvirtul classes. Payment
of the costs associated with meeting 9roduing la ci^, o to moot
these requirements is the responsibility of the state and not of
local school eeheele districts. Be-ginning 'ith the 2003 2 1 fi.^al
year, The legislature shall provide sufficient funds to maintain
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(b) Every four-year old child in Florida shall be provided by
the State a high quality prekindergarten pro kindr -grten learning
opportunity in the form of an early childhood development and
education program which shall be voluntary, high quality, free,
Sand delivered according to professionally accepted standards.
An early childhood development and education program means
an organized program designed to address and enhance each
child's ability to make age appropriate progress in an appropriate
range of settings in the development of language and cognitive
capabilities and emotional, social, regulatory, and moral capaci-
ties through education in basic skills and such other skills as the
Legislature may determine to be appropriate.
(c) The early childhood education and development pro-
grams provided by reason of subsection esbparagraph (b) shall.
be implemented no later than the beginning of the 2005 school
year through funds generated in addition to those used for exist-
ing education, health, and development programs. Existing edu-
cation, health, and development programs are those funded by
the State as of January 1, 2002, that provided for child or adult
education, health care, or development.
ARTICLE XII
SCHEDULE
SECTION 31. Class size requirements for public schools.-- The
amendment to Section 1 of Article IX. relating to class size
requirements for public schools, and this section shall take effect
upon approval by the electors and shall operate retroactively to


the beginning of the 2010-2011 school year.


No. 9
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28
(Legislative)

Ballot Title:
HEALTH CARE FREEDOM.

Ballot Summary:
HEALTH CARE SERVICES.-Proposing an amendment to the
State Constitution to ensure access to health care services with-
out waiting lists, protect the doctor-patient relationship, guard
against mandates that don't work, prohibit laws or rules from
compelling any person, employer, or health care provider to par-
ticipate in any health care system; permit a person or an employ-
er to purchase lawful health care services directly from a health
care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct pay-
ment from a person or an employer for lawful health care servic-
es; exempt persons, employers, and health care providers from
penalties and fines for paying directly or accepting direct pay-
ment for lawful health care services; and permit the purchase or
sale of health insurance in private health care systems. Specifies
that the amendment does not affect which health care services a
health care provider is required to perform or provide; affect
which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care,
provided pursuant to general law relating to workers' compensa-
tion; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1, 2010; affect the
terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that
those terms and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a
person or an employer for paying directly for lawful health care
services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment
from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or
affect any general law passed by two-thirds vote of the member-
ship of each house of the Legislature, passed after the effective
date of the amendment, provided such law states with specificity
the public necessityjAistifyifrg; the exceptions from the provisions
of the amendment. The amendment expressly provides that it
may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in insur-
ance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agree-
ments contractually limiting copayments, coinsurance,
deductibles, or other patient charges.


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provide for their own health care:
(1) A law or rule may not compel, directly or indirectly, any
person. employer, or health care provider to participate in any
health care system.
(2) A person or an employer may pay directly for lawful
health care services and may not be required to pay penalties or
fines for paying directly for lawful health care services. A health
care provider may accept direct payment for lawful health care
services and may not be required to pay penalties or fines for
accepting direct payment from a person or an employer for law-
ful health care services.
(b) Subject to reasonable and necessary rules that do not
substantially limit a person's options, the purchase or sale of
health insurance in private health care systems may not be pro-
hibited by law or rule.
(c) This section does not:
(1) Affect which health care services a health care provider
is required to perform or provide.
(2) Affect which health care services are permitted by law.
(3) Prohibit care provided pursuant-to general law relating to
workers' compensation.
(4) Affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1. 2010.
(5) Affect the terms or conditions of any health care system
to the extent that those terms and conditions do not have the
effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying directly for
lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting
direct payment from a person or an employer for lawful health
care services, except that this section may not be construed to
prohibit any negotiated provision in any insurance contract, net-
work agreement. or other provider agreement contractually limit-
ing copayments. coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient
charges.
(6) Affect any general law passed by a two-thirds vote of the
membership of each house of the legislature after the effective
date of this section, if the law states with specificity the public
necessity that justifies an exception from this section.
(d) As used in this section, the term:
(1) "Compel" includes the imposition of penalties or fines.
(2) "Direct payment" or "pay directly" means payment for law-
ful health care services without a public or private third party, not
including an employer, paying for any portion of the service.
(3) "Health care system" means any public or private entity
whose function or purpose is the management of, processing of.
enrollment of individuals for. or payment, in full or in part, for
health care services, health care data, or health care information
for its participants.
(4) "Lawful health care services" means any health-related
service or treatment, to the extent that the service or treatment is
permitted or not prohibited by law or regulation, which may be
provided by persons or businesses otherwise permitted to offer
such services.
(5) "Penalties or fines" means any civil or criminal penalty or
fine. tax. salary or wage withholding or surcharge, or named fee
with a similar effect established by law or rule by an agency
established, created. or controlled by the government which is
used to punish or discourage the exercise of rights protected
under this section. For purposes of this section only, the term
"rule by an agency" may not be construed to mean any negotiat-
ed provision in any insurance contract, network agreement, or
other provider agreement contractually limiting copayments.
coinsurance, deductibles. or other patient charges.


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ENMIENDAS CONSTITUCIONALES PROPUESTAS
PARA VOTACION EL 2 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2010
AVISO DE ELECCIONES

Yo, Dawn KI Roberts, Secntar de estade provilsnal del
Estado de Florida, per el preente anunclo que el 2 de
noviembre do 2010 soe ilvarin a cabo eleociones en tedos
los condados de Florida para ratefar o rechazar sl modin -
cacl6n propuesta a la constltudl6n del Estado de FlodWa.
NI.1
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
CAPITruL VI, ARTICULO 7
(Legilativa)
Titulo de la papeleta:
REVOCACION DEL REQUERIMIENTO DE FINANCIAMIENTO
PUBLIC DE CAMPANAS.
Resumen de la papeleta:
Se propone revocar la disposici6n de la Constitucl6n del Estado
que require el financiamiento public de las campahas de los
candidates a cargos estatales electivos que acepten los limits a
los gastos de campaha.
Texto comoleto:


CAPITULO VI
SUFRAGIO Y ELECCIONES


AffTCULO 7. U'mitac do gto, do e-eampd!aa y f.io--onto do











CAP9ITULO Vil, ARTIOULO 3
CAPITULO Xll, ARTICULO 31
amTituo de lar papeleta:
p fCREDITO EN LOS IMPUESTOS AD VALOREM SOBRE BIENESr













DE FAMILIAR PARA PERSONAL MIIUTAR DESPLEGADO.
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Raesumen d tala mpapeleta: a lo didao o ut n fondoC













Se propane reformer la Constituci6n del Estado de modo de
requerir a la Legislatura que ofrezca por ley una exenci6n adi-
ialali t l i de afalailia pa los inte-
DE FAMILIA PARA PERSONAL MILITARY DESPLEGADO.




grants de las fuerzas militares o las reserves militates de los
Estados Unidos, de la Guardia Costera de los Estados Unidos o
sus reserves o de la Guardia Nacional de Florida que reciban una
exenci6n por bien de familiar y que hayan side desplegados para
prestar servicio active durante el a o anterior fuera de la region
continental de los Estados Unidos, Alaska o Hawa en apoyo de
operaciones militares segin designed la Legislatura El monto de
la exencion se basar& en la cantidad de dies durante los que
dicha persona haya side desplegada para prestar servicio active
durante el aio calendario anterior fura de la region continental
de los Estados Unidos, Alaska o Hawal en apoyo de operaciones
militares segtn design la Legislatura. Se prev qua la reform
entrard en vigencia el 1 de enero de 2011.
Texto complete:
CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTICULO 3. Impuestos; exenclones.-
(a) Se eximira del pago de impuestos todo inmueble de
propiedad de una municipalidad utilizado exclusivamente por
6sta con fines municipals o pdblicos. La Iy general podrI
requerir a toda municipalidad que pose propidades fuera de su
territorio que efect6e pagos a la unidad fiscal en la que so slt6a
dicha propiedad. Es possible que la ley general exima del pago de
impuestos las parties de dichas propiedades utilizadas predomi-
nantemente con fines educativos, literarios, dentfficos, religiosos
o ben6ficos.
(b) Se eximiran del pago de impuestos, en forma acumulati-
va, los bienes del hogar y efectos personages al valor filado por
ley general, que no sea inferior a los mil dares, pertenecientes
a todo jefe de familiar que resida en el estado asi como los
pertenecientes a todo viudo/viuda o persona no vdente o con
una discapacidad total y permanent al valor fijado per la ley
general quo no sea inferior a los quinientos d6lares.
(c) A los fines do determinacd6n de los impuestos respec-
tivos y de conformidad con las disposidones de este nciso y la
ley general, cualquier condado o muniidpalidad podr& ofrecer
exenciones a los impuestos ad valorem por motives de desuorol-
lo comunitario y econ6mico a nuevas empress y ampliaciones
de empresas existentes, seg6n las definiciones de la ley general.
Tal exenci6n podra otorgarse exclusivamente por ordenana del
condado o la municipalidad y solamente una vez quo los elec-
tores del condado o la municipalidad cuya votaci6n decide tal
cuesti6n por referendo autoricen al condado o la munldpalidad a
implementar tales ordenanzas. Seran aplicables exenclones otor-
gadas de tal manera a las propiedades construidas por o desti-
nadas al uso por part de nuevas companfas y a las majoras a
propiedades en relaci6n con la expansion de una empresa exis-
tente. Asimismo, tales exenciones seran aplicables a los bienes
personales tangibles de las mencionadas nuevas companas y a
los bienes personales tangibles relaclonados con la expansion
de una empresa existent. Los months o limites al monto de tal
exenci6n se especificarci en la ley general. El period durante el
que podrd otorgarse dicha exenc6n a una nueva empresa o a
una empresa existent sera determinado por la ley general. La
facultad de otorgar tales exenciones caducard a los diez arios de
la fecha de aprobaci6n per parte de los electores del condado o
la municipalidad y podrd renovarse por referendum segin lo
establezca la ley general.
(d) A los fines de determinaci6n de los impuestos respec-
tivos v de conformidad con las disposidcones de este inciso y la
ley general, cualquier condado o municipalidad podra ofrecer
exenciones a los impuestos ad valorem por motives de conser-
vaci6n hist6rica a los propietarios de inmuebles hist6ricos. Tal
exenci6n podrd concederse exclusivamente por ordenanza del
condado o la municipalidad. Los months o limits al monto de tal
exenci6n y los requisitos para considerar que una propiedad es
admisible deberan especificarse en la ley general. El period
durante el que podra otorgarse dicha exenci6n al propletario de
un inmueble se determinara por ley general.
(e) Conforme a la ley general y sujeto a las condiciones que
alli se establecen, se eximiran de los impuestos ad valorem vein-
ticinco mil d6lares del valor determinado de la propiedad sujeta
a impuestos sobre los bienes personales tangibles.
(f) Se otorgarin exenciones al impuesto ad valorem sobre
las propiedades destinadas a perpetuidad a fines de preser-
vacion, incluidas las propiedades sobre las que pesen
gravamenes de servidumbre por preservaci6n a perpetuidad u
otras medidas de protecci6n con fines de preservation a perpe-
tuidad, segnn lo defina la ley general.
(a) Conforme a la ley general suieto a las condiciones aqui
establecidas. todos los beneficiaries de exenciones a blenes de
familiar en virtud del articulo 6 de este caoitulo que fueran Inte-
arantes de las fuerzas militares o de las reserves militates de los
Estados Unidos. de la Guardia Costera de los Estados Unidos o
sus reserves o de la Guardia Nacional de Florida que hubieran
sido despleoados para orestar servicio active durante el aio cal-
endario anterior fuera de la reai6n continental de los Estados
lo desiane la legislature recibiran una exencidn adicional equiva-
lente a un porcentaje del valor imoonible de su propiedad con-
stituida en bien de familiar. El porcentaie aplicable se calcular1 de
acuerdo con la cantidad de dias durante los cuales dicha per-
sona hava sido desoleaada Dara orestar servicio activo durante
el aAo calendario anterior fuera de la region continental de los
Estados Unidos. Alaska o Hawai en apoyo de operaciones mil-
itarnim ennni in la inn rin In lniIlat Ira eHlia rn, la ranrtfrl rl 4a


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CAPiTULO XII
CRONOGRAMA
ARTICULO 31. Exenci6n adicional a los impuestos ad valorem


para ciertos intearantes de las fuerzas armadas desoleaados
ara restar servicio active fuera de los Estados Unidos.-
Reforma al Artfculo 3 del Caoitulo VII. que establece una exen-
ci6n adicional a los imouestos ad valorem para los Integrantes de
las fuerzas militares o las reserves militares de los Estados
Unidos. la Guardia Costera de los Estados Unidos o sus reserves
o la Guardia Nacional de Florida que hayan sido despleados
para restar servicio active fuera do los Estados Unidos en apovo
de aoeraciones militares desinadas por la legislature, Este
articulo entrard en viencia el 1.2 de enero de 2011.


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tar a los condados y municipaldades a autorizar por ordenanza
la evaluaci6n de propiedad hist6rica (nicamente en raz6n de su
naturaleza o use. La evaluaci6n en raz6n de su naturaleza o use
sera apllcable Onicamente dentro de la jurisdicci6n donde se
aplique la ordenanza. Los requerimientos par la propiedad con-
siderada admisible seran establecidos por ley general.
(f) Los condados podran, de la manera establecida por la ley
general, establecer la reducci6n del valor 'determinado de la
propiedad constituida en bien de familiar en el marco de cualquier
incremento en el valor determinado de tal propiedad que resulted
de la construcci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad con el
prop6sito de asignar un espacio para la vivienda a uno o mas
padres o abuelos biol6gicos o adoptivos del propietario o de su
conyuge en caso de que al menos uno de los padres o abuelos
para quien se proves el espacio para la vivienda tenga 62 ahos o
mrs de edad. Tal reducci6n no deberd ser superior al monto
menor entire los items enumerados a continuaci6n:
(1) El incremento del valor determinado resultant de la con-
strucci6n o reconstrucci6n de la propiedad.


NO. 3
ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL
CAPITULO VII ARTICULOS 4 y 6
CAPITULO Xil
(Legislativa)
Tktulo de la papeleta:
LIMFTE AL IMPUESTO SOBRE LA PROPIEDAD PARA
PROPIEDADES NO CONSTITUIDAS EN BIENES DE FAMIUA;
EXENCI6N ADICIONAL PARA BIENES DE FAMILIAR PARA
NUEVOS PROPIETARIOS.
Resumen de la papeleta:
La Constituci6n del Estado limit en general el incremento annual
maximo del valor determinado de las propiedades no constitu-
idas en bienes de familiar a un 10 por ciento annual. La reform
propuesta reduce el aumento annual maximo del valor determina-
do de dichas propiedades a un 5 por ciento annual.
La reform tambien require a la Legislatura que otorgue una
exencl6n adicional a los bienes de familiar para aquellas personas
que no hayan sido propietarias de una residencia principal
urante los 8 aios previous. De conformidad con la exenci6n, el
25 por ciento del just valor de una propiedad constituida en
bienes de familiar por primer vez, hasta un monto de $100,000,
quedara exento de impuestos sobre la propiedad. El monto de la
exenci6n adicional se reducird durante cada aho sucesivo
durante 5 ahos en funci6n del equivalent a la cifra mayor entire
el 20 por ciento de la exenci6n adicional initial o la diferencia
entire el just valor y el valor determinado de la propiedad. La
exenci6n adicional dejarA de star disponible a partir del sexto
ano.
Texto complete:
CAPiTULO VII
FINANZAS E IMPUESTOS
ARTICULO 4. Impuestos, determinaci6n.-- Conforme a la ley gen-
eral, se dictaran disposiciones para asegurar un just valor para
toda propiedad alcanzada por los impuestos ad valorem, sujeto
a las condiciones enumeradas a continuaci6n:
(a) Las tierras destinadas a la explotaci6n agricola, las tierras
que produzcan gran cantidad de descarga de agua hacia los
acuiferos de la Florida o las tierras utilizadas exclusivamente con
fines recreativos no comerciales podra ser clasificada por la ley
general y evaluada unicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o uso.
(b) Conforme a la ley general y sujeto a las condiciones, las
limitaciones y las definiciones razonables aquf provistas, las tier-
ras destinadas a fines de preservaci6n serdn clasificadas por la
ley general y evaluadas 6nicamente en raz6n de su naturaleza o
uso.
(c) Conforme a la ley general, los bienes personales tangi-
bles conservados como unidades de intercambio commercial o
cabezas de ganado podran evaluarse, a los fines impositivos, a
un porcentaje especifico de su valor, ser clasificados a los fines
impositivos o star exentos del pago de impuestos.
(d) La propiedad de las personas con derecho a exencibn
del pago de impuestos sobre la propiedad constituida en bien de
familla conforme al Articulo 6 de este Capitulo se evaluard al just
valor vigente al 1 de enero del ario posterior a la fecha de entra-
da en vigencia de esta reform. Esta evaluaci6n se modificarA
unicamente conform a las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por esta disposici6n se
modificarin anualmente el 1 de enero de cada aio, pero tales
modificaciones a las evaluaciones no superaran el monto manor
de los enumerados a continuad6n:
a. Tres por ciento 8f3% de la evaluaci,6n del aio anterior.
b. El cambio porcentual en el Indice de Precios al
Consumidor en las cludades, el Costo Promedio Urbano de los
EE.UU., todos los items 1967=100 o los informs subsiguientes
del afio calendario anterior segun el informed inicial del Ministerio
de Trabajo de los Estados y el organismo de Estadisticas
Laborales.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera un valor just.
(3) Conforme a la lay general, despu6s de un cambio de
doint, la propiedad constituida como bien de familiar se evalu-
ar a un just valor desde el 1.0 de enero del aio siguiente salvo
que se apliquen las disposiciones del parrafo (8). A partir de
entonces la propiedad se evaluara conform a lo que aqui se
establece.
(4) La propledad constituida recientemente come bien de
famillla se evaluari al just valor a partir del 1.n de enero del ario
siguiente a la constituci6n en blen de familiar, salvo que se
apliquen las dispostciones del parrafo (8). Esta evaiuad6n se
rmodificara unicamente conform a las disposidcnes aqui
estableddas.
(5) Las reforms, incorporaciones, reducciones o moeoras a
a propledad consttuida en bien de famllia se evaluar n de con-
formwdad con la ly general, con la condicl6n de que con poste-
(or Las reforms, incorporadones, reducciones o mejoras
a proapiedad constituida en ben de famlia se evraluaraen de con-
ftwmidad don la ley general, con la condidl6n de que con poste-
riorlded a las reformas, incorporadlones. reducdlones o mejoras
la propiedad sea evaluada conforme a las disposiciones aqui
establecidas.
(0) En caso de que caduque la condcid6n de blen de familiar,
la propiedad sera evaluada conforme a la ley general.
(7) Las disposiilones de esta reform podrain considerarse
en forse separada. En caso de que alguna de las disposiciones
de esta reform fuera declarada inconstitucional par un tribunal
cormpetente, la dcedsfg n de tal tribunal no afectar~ ni disminuira
la valtdez de las restantes disposiciones de esta reform.
(8)a. La persona qua constituya un nuevo bien de familiar a
parttr de 1.0 de enero de 2009 o el 1.9 de enero de los afios pos-
teiores y que haya sido beneficaria de la exenci6n de Impuestos
sobre la proptedad constitulda en blen de familiar conform al
Articulo 6 de este Capitulo a partir del 1. de enero de cualquiera
de los dos aftos inmediatamente anteriores a la constituci6n del
nuevo bien de familoa tendra derecho a una nueva evaluaci6n del
blen de familla a un valor inferior al just valor. En caso de que
esta modificaci6n se aprobara en enero de 2008, la persona que
constituya un nuevo bien de familla a partir del 1.Q de enero de
2008 tendra derecho a la evaluacl6n de la propiedad constituida
como bien de familla a un valor menor al just s6lo en el caso de
que tal persona hublera sido beneficiaria de la exerici6n de
impuestos sobre la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar al 1.L
de enero de 2007. El valor determinado de ia propiedad recien-
temente constituida en bien de familiar se determinarA de la sigu-
iente manera:
1. Si el just valor de la propiedad recientemente constituida
en bien de familiar fuera mayor o igual al just valor de la
propiedad anterior constitulda en bien de familiar al 1. de enero
del aiio que la propiedad anterior fuera destituida, el valor deter-
minado de la propiedad reclentemente constitulda en bien de
famlia serb igual al just valor del nuevo bien de familiar menos
un monto equivalent al menor monte entire $500,000 o la difer-
encia centre el just valor y el valor determinado del bien de famil-
ia anterior al 1.9 de enero del anio en que el bien de familiar ante-
rior fuera destituido. A partir de entonces, la propiedad constitui-
da en bien de famtlia se evaluara conforme a lo que aqui se
establece.
2. En caso de que el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar
fuera inferior al just valor del bien de familiar anterior vigente al
1.2 de enero del aieo en que el bien de familiar anterior fuera des-
tituido, el valor determinado del nuevo bien de familiar seri igual
al just valor del nuevo bien de familiar dividido per el just valor
del bien de familiar anterior y multiplicado por el valor determina-
do del bien de familla anterior. Sin embargo, en caso de que la
diferencia centre el just valor del nuevo bien de familiar y el valor
determinado del nuevo bien de familiar calculado conform a este
parrafo fuera mayor de $500,000, el valor determinado del nuevo
bien de familiar se incrementara de manera tal que la diferencia
entire el just valor y el valor determinado sea igual a $500,000. A
partir de entonces la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se
evaluara conforme a lo que aqui se establece.
b. De conformidad con la ley general y sujeto a los princip-
ios alli establecidos, la legislature preverd la aplicaci6n de este
parrafo a la propiedad que tenga mis de un propietario.
(e) La legislature podrd, per ley general, a los fines de la
evaluaci6n y conforme a las disposiciones de este inciso, facul-


cio que present el veteran segun lo determinado por el
Ministerio de Asuntos de los Veteranos do los Estados Unidos.
Para recibir el descuento otorgado por este incise, el candidate
debe presentarse ante el tasador de propiedades del condado
hasta el 1 de marzo, surinistrar comprobantes de residencia al
moment de ingreso al servicio military, una carta official del
Departamento de Asuntos de los Veteranos de los Estados
Unidos que indique el porcentaje de la dlscapacidad relacionada
con el servicio y toda evidencia que determine razonablemente
quo la discapacidad esta relaclonada con la participacl6n en
combat, asi como una copia do la baja con honors del vetera-
no. En case de desestimar Ia sollcitud de descuento, el tasador
de propiedades deber, notificar por escrito al candidate los
motivos de la denegacibn y el veteran podra volver a presenter
una solicitud. La Legislatura podra, conform a la ley general,
otorgar una exenci6n al requerimiento de presentaci6n annual de
una solicitud en los anos subsiguientes. Este inciso entrard en
vigencia el 7 de diciembre de 2006, es de aplicaci6n inmediata y

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(2) Veinte per ciento del valor determinado total de la
propiedad mejorada.
g) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepc6n de las
obligaciones retaclonadas con el distrito escolar, la evaluacl6n de
la propledad residential, ta8 como l laden la y general, qu
posea nueve ambientes o menos y que no est6 uet alas
restricciones a la evaluac6n establecidas on los Inele com-
prendidos desde la (a) hasta la (d) se modificara inlcamete
conform a las disposiclones establecidas on este nciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas por este inciso se modifl-
carAn anualmente en la fecha de evaluacl6n establecida por la
ley a condicl6n de que tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones
no superen el -nm dies par clento +40) de la evaluac6n del
afo anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excederA un just valor.
(3) Con posterioridad a un cambio de dominion o adminis-
tracion, conform a lo.establecido per la ley general, incluido
cualquier cambio en la titularidad de una entidad legal propietaria
del inmueble, tal propiedad sera evaluada en raz6n del just
valor a la pr6xima fecha de evaluacl6n. A partir de entonces, la
propiedad se evaluara conform a lo que aqui se establece.
(4) Las reforms, incorporaciones, reducciones o mejoras a
la mencionada propiedad se evaluarAn de conformidad a lo
establecido per la ley general una vez que las reforms, incorpo-
raciones, reducciones o mejoras la propiedad sean evaluadas
conform a las disposiciones establecidas en este inciso.
(h) En relaci6n con todas las obligaciones a excepci6n de
las obligaciones relacionadas con el distrito escolar, la evalu-
aci6n de propiedades que no est6n sujetas a las.restricciones a
la evaluaci6n establecidas en los incisos comprendidos desde la
(a) hasta la (d) y (g) se modificari tnicamente segin lo estable-
cido en este inciso.
(1) Las evaluaciones alcanzadas per este inciso se modifi-
caran anualmente en la fecha de evaluaci6n establecida por la
ley a condici6n de que tales modificaciones en las evaluaciones
no supermen el cinco iez per ciento (10%) de la evaluaci6n del
aao anterior.
(2) Ninguna evaluaci6n excedera el just valor.
(3) La legislature preverA la evaluaci6n de la mencionada
propiedad en raz6n del just valor a la fecha de evaluaci6n pos-
terior a la realizaci6n de una mejora relevant, conform a las
definiciones de la ley general, a la propiedad. A partir de
entonces, la propiedad se evaluara conform a lo que aqui se
establece.
(4) La legislature podra establecer la condici6n de que la
mencionada propiedad sea evaluada en raz6n del just valor a la
fecha de evaluaci6n posterior al cambio de dominion o adminis-
traci6n, segCn lo define la ley general, incluido cualquier cambio
de titularidad de la institution legal propietaria del inmueble. A
partir de entonces, la propiedad se evaluara conform a lo que
aqul se establece.
(5) Las reforms, incorporaciones, reducciones o mejoras a
la propiedad constituida en bien de familiar se evaluarin de con-
formidad con la ley general una vez que las reforms, incorpora-
clones, reducciones o mejoras la propiedad sean evaluadas con-
forme a las disposiciones aqui establecidas.
(i) La legislature, conform a la ley general y sujeto a las
condiciones aquf establecidas, podra prohibit la inclusion de los
siguientes items en la determinaci6n del valor de propiedades
utilizadas come residencia:
(1) Cualquier cambio o mejora efectuados a fin de mejorar la
resistencia de la propiedad a dafos ocasionados per el viento.
(2) La instalaci6n de un dispositivo de alimentaci6n de
energia renovable.
(j) (1) La evaluaci6n de las siguientes propiedades ubicadas
sobre el puerto comercial/industnal se basaran en el uso actual
al que se destina la propiedad:
a. Tierras utilizadas predominantemente con fines de pesca
commercial.
b. Tierra accessible para el ppblico y utilizada para botar
embarcaciones hacia aguas navegables.
c. Puertos deportivos y estructuras de ladrilios sin mortero
abiertas al p6blico.
d. Plantas de fabricacldn de products maritimos dependi-
entes del acceso al agua, instalaciones de pesca comerdal e
instalaciones de fabricacl6n y reparaci6n de embarcaciones
maritimas y actividades complementarias.
(2) El beneficio de evaluaci6n establecido en este inciso esta
sujeto a las condiciones y lirntaciones y las definiciones razon-
ables especificadas per la legislature por ley general.
ARTICULO 6. Exenclones a blenes de familia.-
(a) Toda persona que pose un titulo en derecho o equidad
sobre una propiedad que sea residencia permanent del propi-
etario o de otro dependiente quo est6 a cargo del dependlente
por motives legates a naturals quedara exenta de impuestos
sobre dicha propiedad, except de las evaluaciones por benefi-
cios especiales, sobre la evaluad6n determinada en hasta vein-
ticinco mil d6lares, as como de today obligaci6n distinta alas cor-
respondientes al dlstrito escolar sobre la part de la evaluaci6n
determinada on exceso de los veinticinco mil d6lares y hasta los
setenta y cinco mil d6lares una vez establecido dicho derecho
segun to indica la lay. La titularidad sobre la propiedad podrA
proversr de un ttulo en dearcho a equidad, ser total, conunta,
compartida (comr on el caso de un condominio) o ser indirecta
a trav6s de l posoesdn do acciones o una membresfa que rep-
resente la particpal6n del propietario o del miembro en una cor-
-poradc n pcseeora de un derecho pleno o un derecrh de
duraci6n fia que super inicalmente los noventa y ocho afos. La
exenci6n no serE aplicable sobre ningun registro de evalua-
clones hasta quo un organism estatal designado per la ley gen-
eral demuestre en primer lugar quo dicho registry cumple con las
disposiclones del articulo 4. Esta exenci6n queda revocada a
partir de Ia entrada en vigenda de cualquier reform a este
Capitulo qu establezcaIaa evaluacl6n de bienes de farrlis a un
valor inferior al just valor.
(b) No so conceder, mAs de una exenci6n a ningIn ildivid-
uo ni unidad familiar ni con respect a cualquier unidad residen-
cial determinada. Ninguna exenci6n excedera el valor de la
propiedad valuable en relaci6n con su propietario o, en caso de
titularidad a trav6s de acciones o participaci6n como miembro de
una corporaci6n, eN valor de la proporci6n del valor determinado
de la propiedad correspondiente a la participaci6n en tal corpo-
racion.
(c) De conformidad con la ley general y sujeto a las condi-
clones aquf establecidas, la legislature podra ofrecer a los arren-
datarios que sean residents permanentes la liberaci6n de todas
las obligaciones de impuestos ad valorem. Tal liberaci6n de
impuestos ad valorem se efectuard en la forma y por el monto
establecido per la ley general.
(d) La legislature podrd, conform a la ley general, facultar a
los condados o las municipalidades, a los fines de sus respecti-
vas obligaciones de impuestos y sujeto a las disposiciones de la
ley general, a otorgar una exenci6n adicional a los impuestos
sobre los bienes de familiar que no super los cincuenta mil
d6lares a cualquier persona que posea un titulo en derecho o
equidad sobre dicha propiedad que sea la residencia principal
del propietario que haya cumplido los sesenta y cinco arios y
cuyos ingresos hogarenos, segun la definici6n de la ley general,
no superen los veinte mil d6lares. La ley general debe facultar a
los condados y las municipalidades a otorgar esta exend6n adi-
cional, dentro de los limits impuestos en este inciso, mediante
ordenanza implementada seg6n establece la ley general y tam-
bien debe prever el ajuste peri6dico de la limitaci6n per ingresos
especificada en este inciso en funci6n de los cambios del cost
de vida.
(e) Todo veteran de 65 aios de edad o mayor que present
una discapacidad permanent total o parcial recibira un des-
cuento sobre el monto del impuesto ad valorem que de to con-
trario adeudaria per la titularidad de ia propiedad en la que reside
si dicha discapacidad estuviera relacionada con la participad6n
en combat, el veteran residiera en el estado al memento de
ingresar en el servicio military de los Estados Unidos y to hubler-
an dado de baja con honors al dejar de pertenecer al ejerdto.
El descuento consistira en un porcentaje equivatente al por-
centaje de la discapacidad permanent relaconada con el servi-


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determinado conforme al inciso- (d) del articulo 4 de este
Capitulo. el que fuera mayor.
b; La exenci6n adicional para bienes de familiar no sera
aplicable despu6s del quinto aio posterior a la concesi6n de la
exenci6n adicional inicial..
(3) Solamente podra l'piarse una exenci6n adicional en
virtud de este inciso por cada propiedad constituida en bienes


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tos serA tan equivalent como sea possible. los distritos seran
compactos yv. en lo possible. aprovecharan los Ifmites politicos y
peogrAficos existentes.
(3) No debera interpretafse que el orden en que se exponen las
normas dentro de los incisos (1) vy(2) de este articulo otoraa pri-
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tierras por part del gobierno local favorece la preservaci6n y
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erencia: asimismo se respetara v se fomentarAn las comu-


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2. "Plan integral de uso de tierras del qobierno local" significa un
plan de orientaci6n v control del desarrollo future de las tierras
en un area determinada dentro de la jurisdicci6n de un gobier-


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People of Ha


Three environmental protection organizations, Sierra Club,
ManaSota-88 and People for Protecting Peace River, after
having contributed years of volunteer efforts to protect our water
resources and the land we all love, legally challenged Mosaic's
permit for phosphate strip mining on the 10,885 acre "South Fort
Meade Extension" site in the Peace River watershed in Hardee
County. Our case embraced the objections of three downstream
counties, Sarasota, Charlotte and Lee, as well as the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency.
In response to the court's request, we offered to address our
concerns in mediation with Mosaic. Mosaic refused and opted to
proceed with litigation.
On July 23, 2010, a federal judge ruled against Mosaic based on
the likelihood the permit was illegally issued and ordered the


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project stopped. His ruling stated that Mosaic and the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers had not considered less environmentally
damaging alternatives and that the harm of the project
outweighed its benefits.
In fact, the environmental plaintiffs specifically asked the court
to "... enter an injunction tailored to allow the mining company
to excavate non-wetland areas while this case is adjudicated on
the merits." The court agreed and said the injunction "allows
Mosaic to continue its mining operation for a significant period
of time."
Nonetheless, Mosaic recently began an employee layoff while
appealing the decision. It appears its decision is to maximize
corporate profits and hold its own employees hostage as the
case moves forward.


Facts The Way Mosaic Does Business:


* Mosaic's profits,and holdings are huge. Consider its Current
Financial Profile:
Last quarter (March May, 2010) profit: $396 million
Cash and Cash Equivalents: $2.5 billion
* The Federal Court judge has already sought to accommodate
the legitimate interests of Mosaic. He announced, "The Court
intends to expedite its normal case management schedule to
decide this case on its merits in a reduced timeframe."
* The judge went on to say, "... it appears that many of Mosaic's
predictions and statistics are based on flawed assumptions..."
"The proposition that an injunction will create a loss of 1400
jobs... in addition to those jobs lost by Mosaic employees is
wholly unsupported."
* Mosaic's CEO, James Prokopanko, earned more than $7 million
in total compensation in 2009.
* Only 39% of the phosphate Mosaic produces is shipped to
North America. The rest, over 60%, goes to destinations around
the world.
* According to the State of Florida's most recent Rate of
Reclamation Report, of the 9,600 acres mined at the existing
South Fort Meade Mine only 4% has been "reclaimed and
released." Mosaic could pay its employees to start reclaiming
this site and fulfill its reclamation obligations.
* The $42 million over 10 year agreement Mosaic negotiated
with Hardee was intended as compensation for the extensive
environmental and economic damage to the county by the
proposed South Fort Meade Mine Expansion. A portion of that
money is earmarked for "development of alternative water
supplies, such as reservoirs and aquifer restoration" which
would not be necessary if mining did not occur.
* Studies by an economist have shown that agriculture and
its related businesses provide more jobs than mining. These
agriculture jobs are lost when mining occurs. A Central Florida
Regional Planning Council study has concluded that mined
land has very limited potential for agriculture after mining.


Phosphate mining production and employment are on the
decrease irrespective of environmental requirements, and
Mosaic has laid off employees in the past without any excuses
based on environmental requirements.
* Phosphate strip mining involves the complete removal of
vegetation, overlying soils, wetlands and streams. The
phosphate industry has a long history of destruction of
wetlands as well as toxic spills into rivers and streams. Studies
by the US Geological Survey have identified phosphate mining
as one of the causes of a loss of flow in the Peace River.
Phosphate mining wastes are deposited in large clay slime
impoundments which make up 40 to 60% of the post-mined
landscape and can impede groundwater flows to the rivers.
* Despite its claims of recycling, Mosaic is currently seeking
water use permits from the Southwest Florida Water
Management District for 76 million gallons per day of water.
This is 3 times the entire usage of the Peace River Manasota
Water Authority which serves 250,000 customers downstream
on the Peace River, and which relies on the river for water.
The Corps of Engineers should have done an Environmental
Impact Statement, a full analysis of alternatives, and held public
hearings before issuing the permit to mine in wetlands. None of
this was done for the South Fort Meade Extension.
Just days after the South Fort Meade extension permit
was issued, but too late to help that permit, the Army Corps
of Engineers announced at last that it would conduct an
"areawide" Environmental Impact Statement for the Peace River
watershed.
USEPA has been urging the Corps to conduct the required
environmental review for South Fort Meade since 2007 plenty
of time to do the studies and analyses required.
Florida's wetlands, rivers and estuaries are a precious resource
for wildlife and for hundreds of thousands of Floridians. Mosaic
and the Corps of Engineers can and should do their part to
protect these resources and the communities that rely upon
them.


Sierra Club, Inc.


* ManaSota-88, Inc.


* People for Protecting Peace River, Inc.


For more information please see the following websites:

www.protectpeaceriver.org www.ourphosphaterisk.com


Paid advertisement by People for Protecting Peace River, Inc.


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Teacher Wins Place On Web Site


By SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Herald-Advocate Intern
Many people in Hardee
County can still recall the day
Hurricane Charley swept
through, destroying everything
in its path. It was Friday, Aug.
13, 2004.
What most can't remember is
being prepared for the events
that occurred in the hurricane's
aftermath.
Partly Because of that fact, a
group of students from Wau-
chula Elementary School now
has a better understanding of
how to not only protect but also
prepare their families for the
unexpected.
When fifth-grade teacher
Lindsey Smith received word
about the state Department of
Education's "Math and Science
Day" contest, she immediately
started brainstorming the best
lesson plan possible. After
teaming up with fellow fifth-
grade teachers Alicia Bodeck
and Nicole Spencer, Smith set
out to create a plan that would
benefit the students in a realistic
way.
"I realize that you can never
be fully prepared for everything
that happens in life, especially
the 'bad' things like emergency


situations, but I am a firm
believe" that having an estab-
lished and practiced emergency
preparedness plan/kit can help
reduce at least some of the
chaos and emotional distress
that accompanies such events,"
said Smith.
After hours of hard work and
planning, the teachers were
finally ready to begin the "Math
and Science Day."
What was supposed to be just
one special day for students
turned into a whole week of fun
and learning.
The first day students dis-
cussed the differences between
planned vs. unplanned events,
and discussed many of the most
current natural disasters, such
as flooding in Tennessee and
the oil spill in the Gulf.
Throughout the week students
worked on assorted projects and
went over different weather
terms and tools.
One tool the class built was
an anemometer, an instrument
that measures wind speed, out
of household materials. They
tested the accuracy of their tool
by using Smith's blow dryer.
During the week the students
had the chance to explore the
kid-friendly portion of the


Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Administration's Web site.
Not only were they given infor-
mation about hurricanes, but
also about earthquakes, bliz-
zards and even terrorist attacks.
After learning what to do in
an emergency, the students
were asked to inform their fam-
ilies about their plans.
"Because the kids were actu-
ally developing a plan for their
entire family, I asked that they
have each portion signed as
proof that they discussed every-
thing with their parents. One
parent that I talked to men-
tioned how serious her daughter
was when she came to her to
discuss the family plan," said
Smith.
One of the most important
things that students learned dur-
ing the week was how to pre-
pare and recover from a natural
disaster. Students worked on
finding meeting places for fam-
ily and loved ones in case of
separation and on developing a
list of emergency contacts.
Each child also created an


emergency kit along with the
emergency plans.
To add math to the equation,
the teachers had the children go
through different grocery-store
ads to find nonperishable items
for their kits. The children
would have to calculate the
prices of the food and see how
much money they would need
to survive.
Hardee County Emergency
Management Director Rich
Shepard made a special visit to
the school to show the kids his
very own emergency kit.
Smith was pleased with how
much information the students
retained from the lessons. "It
was so nice to see the students
being able to understand the
information Rich brought on a
more knowledgeable level," she
said. "Instead of sitting there
with a blank face while he
explained anemometers, the
students knew what it was and
how it worked.
They also remembered our
discussion of the words potable
and nonperishable items.
"The only item none of the
students seemed to think about
was toilet paper!," she added.


COURTESY PHOTO
COURTESY PHOTO While creating their own individual emergency plan, stu-
Emergency Management Director Rich Shepard showed dents explored different types of emergencies on the
fifth-grade students some of the items in his personal Federal Emergency Management Administration Web
emergency preparedness kit. site.


PHOTO BY SAVANNAH FAIRCLOTH
Wauchula Elementary School fifth-grade teacher
Lindsey Smith was one of the seven selected statewide
in the Florida Department of Education's "Math and
Science Day" contest.


Smith's hard work really paid
off when she received an e-mail
telling her that hers was one of
the seven lesson plans chosen
statewide to be featured on the
Department of Education's Web
site. To honor Smith on her
accomplishment, she was given
a Target gift card.
Although Smith was proud of
being selected, the thing that
she was most excited about was
that the students learned what it
really means to be prepared for
an emergency, a valuable lesson
for anyone to learn.
"Kids can get easily caught
up in a situation and become
even more stressed than the


adults if they don't feel like
they know what is going on,"
Smith noted. "At least now,
these students have prior
knowledge that they can draw
from.
"They won't panic if an
emergency happens. They will
know in the back of their minds
what to do," she concluded.

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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


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

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. 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 ...............1:00 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. IIwy. 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 ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship .............j....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9913
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. 375-4681
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1:00 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 .................. 1:00 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 .................. 1:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
T.H.E. 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.

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
S' Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 1:00 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....I 1:00 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.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Services,
Evening Worship. ........7:00 p.m.
Kidz Club. ...................7:00 p.m.

ONA

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

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

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training...................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..............6:00 pm.
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 LilyChurch 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 ....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ...............7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773.3447
Pastor James Bland
Sunday School ..................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ........ ........... 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..... ....... 11:00 a.m.
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 Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.


Priesthood ..........................11:00 a.m.


WAUCHULA
COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainey Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

DIOS ES AMOR
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
Domingos Escuela
Dominica ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Servicio................................1:00 a.m.
Lunes Oracion ......................6:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servicio ...............7:00 p.m.

EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
152 Airport Rd.
Martes Oracion......................7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio...................... 7:30 p.m.
Vieres 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.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School ...................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ...............10:40 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
SUNDAY:
Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning.Worship ................1:00a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Sr. Adult Bible Study ..........10:00 a.m.
Church Orchestra ................ 5:00 p.m.
Youth Ministry .................... 6:00 p.m.
Children's Ministry ............ 6:00 p.m.
Discipleship Classes............ 6:00 p.m.
Legacy of Faith/Mid-Week
Worship ............................ 6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir Rehearsal ........ 7:00 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafd Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast........:................. 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ..........10:45 a.m.
Worship Service ................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Check-In begins for Nursery-5th
grade ..................... 6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages PreK-12th
grade...................6:30-8:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
.Casual Sunday Worship..........6:0f.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.
Early Morning Worship ........8:30 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Late Morning Worship ........11:00 a.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult Children & Youth

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 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....................:00 a.m.


Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship............................. 0... 030 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner ...............:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
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.


WAUCHULA
IGLESIA HISPANA -
FUENTE DE VIDA
501 N. 9'" Ave.
Martes ................7: 30 p.m.
Jueves ................. 7:30 p.m.
Domingo .............. 10:30 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 .

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service ....................10:00 a.m.
Thursday Evening..................7:30 p.m.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
S- SPANISH
Sunday Service ...................... 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.


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

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

MINISTERIO INTERNACIORAL
Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.


NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service.... 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 Luthft King Ave.
767-0023
M orn. W orship .....................(1st & 3r
Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............: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
I" & 3" Sun. Communion ..10:00 a.m.
2" & 41' Sun. Divine Worship......10:00
a.m.
Bible Study ....................... 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service


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

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


RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MIS-
SIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................1... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Servicc....... ........7:00 p.m.

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


WAUCHULA
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th 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 ............... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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 Bible Study ................7:30 p.m.


TABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train..........7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.'
773-0199
Sunday School .............:......10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............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.

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Church..... ........................... 0:00 a.m.
Youth Service ........................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
! WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1..... 1:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
COMMUNITY WESLEYAN
CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............ ...11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................6:30 p.m.
EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and iHickory
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
METIIODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ..........................10:00 a.m .
Worship Service .................. 1 :00 a.m.
FIlRST BAPTIST CHURCIf
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ...........*........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....... ...... 11:00 a.m.
Training Union ................ ...5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ... .........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .........7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
MARANATHA BAPTIST
CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds.
735-2524 773-0989
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
W orship .............................. 11:00 a.m .
Evening................................. 1:00 p.m .
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet...,7:00 p.m.

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Clildcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Children's Church................ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ................ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................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..........l 1:00 a.m.
........................................ 7 :0 0 p .m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ............... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday .......................... 6:00 p.m.

REALITY RANCH
COWBOY CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-781-1578
Sunday Service .................... 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month
M ovie Night ......................7:00 p.m.
ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School .................9:30 a.m.
M morning W orship ......................11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ...........7:00 p.m.

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

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


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No one plans to perish.
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ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ..................7:00 a.m.
(English) ....................8:30 a.m.
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Senterfitt's Er Knight's

Were The Hangout Spots


By KALOB RICKETT
Special To The Herald-Advocate
My interview was with David
Lambert.
Q: In what city and state were you
born?
A: Wauchula, Florida.
Q: What is your birth date?
A: April 28, 1949.
Q: What were some of the most
'memorable events in your life?
A: The day my little brother got
killed was one. Another would be when
I got my first car.
Q: What were the lowest gas
prices you have ever seen in your life
and, if you remember, what year was
it?
A: It was around 1963 and I bought
American White Gas. It had no lead,
and was the best gas around.
Q: Where were you when the JFK
assassination happened?
A: I was sitting in Mrs. Mirk's social
studies class in my eighth-grade year at
the middle school on Florida Avenue.
Q: Did you go to school?
A: Yes.
Q: How did you get to school?
A: I walked about two to three miles
to get to elementary school, and then
when I hit middle school I was picked
up by a bus.
Q: What were some daily chores
you did at home in your teen years?
A: I fed the horses and watered the
orange groves.
Q: Was disease as big as an issue
as it is today?
A: No, especially STD diseases. I
can only think of two STDs, which
both were very curable. '
Q: What did you do for fun in
your teen years?
A: In the summertime my friends
and me would go swimming in Paynes
Creek. Back then. there was barely any
trash at all in the river.
Q: What was your favorite TV
show as a kid, and why was it so spe-
cial?
A: My favorite TV show was "The
Ed Sullivan Show," and it was special
because it was the first-ever TV show I
ever got to see.
Q: What do you remember of your
first phone?
A: We had one phone, and PR-312
was our party-line number.
Q: Where did kids of your genera-
tion like to hang out?
A: We liked to hang around Mike's
restaurant, Senterfitt's, and on Fridays
and Saturdays the drive-in theatre was a
popular place for being with friends.
Q: What was your first job, and
how much did you get paid?
A: I worked at a watermelon and
hay plantation and got paid $45 a week.

Q: At what age did you start this


job?
A: I started working there when I
was 15.
Q: What were some of your
favorite restaurants in Wauchula?
A: Senterfitt's and Knight's.
Q: Who were some of the most
popular musicians while you were
growing up?
A: Elvis, The Beatles, Chicago, the
Beach Boys, and Blood Sweat and
Tears.
Q: What was your first car?
A: The first car I ever had was a
1965 two-door Chevrolet. Daddy used
to buy fruit
S .- from planta-
n: tions with it. I
:later bought a
& I' W Torino two-
door. Then I
bought a Corvette for $2,900 in 1965.
Q: Did your family have a camera
while growing up?
A: Yes.
Q: What sports, if any, did you
like to play?
A: None, I had to work.
Q: What used to happen in your
generation that is different than
today's generation?
A: Children ages 8-15 played togeth-
er, not caring about the age differences.
They just wanted to have fun.
Q: Did you ever have a teacher
who made an impact on your life?
A: My fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Farr,
sometimes made me skip recess to
teach me my multiplication tables. Mrs.
Mirk was another positive impact in my
life, because she spent lots of time
working with me, and she got me
straight when I would slack off.
Q: What kinds of "toys" or "play-
things" did you have growing up as a
kid?
A: We played with our bicycles. We
had a few ropes on trees and barns to
swing on, also.
Q: What was your favorite kind of
candy as a kid?
A: A Baby Ruth bar.,. ,
Q: Since you didn't have a Wal-
Mart during your kid years, what
store did your family use to buy gro-
ceries?
A: S&S Suprex, Mr. Shackelford's
store.
Q: Did you have air conditioning
when you were growing up?
A: Nope, I myself had never even
heard of it back then.

Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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in Sebring & Lake Placid, Florida Hospital
Wauchula and United Healthcare have
reached an agreement on major issues in
their negotiations. In order to allow time to
finalize a new contract, an extension until
September 14, 2010 has been agreed upon.
SYour physician will be able to care for your
needs in their office and at all Florida
Hospital locations and affiliated ancillary
providers at your in-network benefit level.

During this challenging time, I have
listened intently to your concerns and heard
how you rely on the care and convenient
access of Florida Hospital. For over 60 years,
*we have worked to build caring relationships
with you, our patients. Difficudt negotiations
* with insurance companies, like the one with
United, are unfortunately at times, a
necessary part of ensuring you get access
to the comprehensive quality services you
deserve.


I am thankftd for your trust in Florida
Hospital, and we appreciate the confidence
you place on us to care for the health needs
of you and your family.


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department of Florida Hospital Wauchula. A lack of balance causes dysfunction in
walking and can arise secondary to inner-ear problems as well as from weakness,
strokes, or after hip and knee surgery. This machine helps to prevent future falls,
which can cause fractures or head injuries and bleeding. It also improves walking
techniques, so that a person can often walk without supervision or use of an assistive
device. Staff members with the patient are (from left) Rosa Perez-Smith, Lia Yangco
and Karen Hall.
While gelatin was invented in 1845, JELL-O, which is a packaged gelatin dessert, did
not get its name until 1897. Pearl B. Wait was the first person to develop a fruit-flavored
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Making This Right

Beaches


Claims
Cleanup

Economic Investment

Environmental
Restoration
Health and Safety
Wildlife


For general information visit: bp.com
For help or information: (866) 448-5816

restorethegulf.gov
Facebook: BP America
Twitter: @BP_America
YouTube: BP

For claims information visit: bp.com/claims
floridagulfresponse.com


I was bor in New Orleans. My family still lives here. We have
to restore the Gulf communities for the shrimpers, fishermen,
hotel and restaurant owners who live and work here.
Iris Cross, BP Community Outreach


No oil has flowed into the Gulf for weeks. But we know this is just the
beginning of our work. BP has taken full responsibility for the cleanup
in the Gulf and that includes keeping you informed.

Restoring Gulf Communities
We can't undo this tragedy. But we can help people get back on their feet.
We have been working with impacted communities since day one.

Partnering with local governments and community organizations, my job is
to listen to people's needs and frustrations and find ways to help. We have
19 community centers and teams in four states, listening and helping.

Restoring The Economy
BP is here in Gulf communities with shrimpers, fishermen, hotel and
restaurant owners, helping to make them whole.

More than 120,000 claim payments totaling over $375 million have
already gone to people affected by the spill. We have.committed a
$20 billion independent fund to pay all legitimate claims, including lost
incomes until people impacted can go back to work. And none of this
will be paid by taxpayers.

BP has also given grants of $87 million to the states to help tourism
recover and bring people back to the Gulf beaches.

Restoring The Environment
We're going to keep looking for oil and cleaning it up if we find it. Teams
will remain in place for as long as it takes to restore the Gulf Coast.

And we've dedicated $500 million to work with local and national scientific
experts on the impact of the spill and to restore environmental damage.

Thousands of BP employees have their roots in the Gulf. We support,
over 10,000 jobs in the region and people here are our neighbors. We
know we haven't always been perfect, but we will be here until the oil
is gone and the people and businesses are back to normal. We will do
everything we can to make this right.


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Gantt's Grandson On Team USSSA


Imagine a 6'5" ninth grader
who will play international
baseball.
That's the achievement of
Trenton Gantt, grandson of
Clarence and Shirley Gantt of
Wauchula.
The youth is the son of Mike
Gantt, a 1987 Hardee High
graduate, and his wife Carmen,
a Fort Meade grad. The couple
has been living in Fort Meade,
where Trenton played on the
varsity baseball team in his sev-
enth and eighth grade seasons
when he hit a pair of homers.
They are moving to Bartow,
where ,he will play for the
Yellow Jackets this year.
The 15-year-old was among
21, 000 *tryouts for the Youth
Triple USA team. After local,
sectional, regional and national
competition, it was narrowed to
87; then 36 were chosen to be
on the travel team which will
represent America in the inter-
national games and fly to Italy
to play in the World Games next
August.
The first baseman/pitcher
throws in the 80s. During the
final tryouts at the Houston
Astros field in Kissimmee,
ybung Gantt struck out 10 bat-
ters and hit a pitch off the 350-
foot mark in center field.

The fennec is a nocturnal
African fox noted for its
exceptionally large ears.
The first newspaper adver-
tisement appeared in a
trench newspaper on
_ctober 14, 1612.
'here are 40 spaces on the
perimeter of the Monopoly
board-22 of them are
properties.


Gantt made friends with this Chicago White Sox coach
who gave him an automatic bye through the early rounds
of competition for the international travel team.
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On the mound, Gantt can
be devastating, striking out
10 during a tryout in
Kissimmee.


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Little brother Dawson,
nearly 12, has a lot of
growing to do to catch up
to his older brother
Trenton.
A final comfort that is
small, but not cold: The
heart is the only broken
instrument that works.
Once a month the sky falls
on my head, I come to and
I see another movie I want
to make.
-Steven Spielberg


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applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
,Aug. 15-21. Listings include the
SAe name of the owner or contrac-
tor the address for the project,
a the type of work to be done, and
.. ttathe cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
S.es Mlisted.
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renovation, $2,185.
Pitchers are reluctant to put one down the middle Ortiz, Johns Road, new con-
against this hitter, sometimes giving him a walk to avoid struction, $24,000.
his power hitting. Mock, Hibiscus Lane, install
mobile home, $50,000.
Cobb; Fish Branch Road,
installation, $11,925.
Tavlin, West Main Street,
againusta no s hittersometind gian ho a walk tong atuc tion, $24,000.
Lethers, Hogan Street, demo-
mlition, $1,500.
,.oPhillips, Hampton Road, ren-
ovations, $3,899.
Hinkson, Lincoln Street,
roofing, $1,200.
Branca, Florida Avenue, ren-
ovations, $4,500.
Branca, High Streen, renova-
tions, $4,500.
Fulford, Heard Bridge Road,
roofing, $2,450.
Mosser, Florida Avenue, ren-
ovations, $3,950.
BUILDING BLOCKS
S It is a violation of the Florida
Building Code to do construc-
.tion without permits. The coun-
ty recently approved an ordi-
nance emphasizing that it is
illegal to install a driveway
COURTESY PHOTOS without a permit, and the coun-
The 15-year-old is seen with his coach, George ty can properly install it or
Gonzalez. remove it at the resident's
expense.

I am rather inclined to silence, and whether that be wise or not, it is at least more
unusual nowadays to find a man who can hold his tongue than to find one who can-
not.
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2 Tie For Men's League Lead


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Sean Michael Murphy, 24,
Wauchula, and Nicole Swailes
Cartivright, 25, Wauchula.
Norio Juarez Jr., 20, Zolfo
Springs, and Christina Ana
Rios, 18, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Conrad L. Pearson, voluntary
dismissal.
Richard Grantham vs.
Evelyn Caridi, judgment for
tenant eviction.
Capital One Bank USA vs.
Keith M. Weems, judgment. 'i
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. Wendy Suggs,
voluntary dismissal.
Loren Albritton vs. Daniel
Hartner, dismissed.
FIA Card Services NA vs.
Pedro Bonilla, dismissed for
lack of prosecution.
Bryant Coker Scholarship
Fund Inc. vs. Catherine Renee
Bass Walker, dismissed for lack
of prosecution.
Discover Bank vs. Thomas
Reas, stipulated agreement
approved.

There was no misdemeanor
court last week as it was trial
week.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
on civil cases pending in the
circuit court were handed
down recently by the circuit
court judge:
M&I Marshall vs. Ryah LLC
et al, petition for mortgage fore-
closure.
Mildred Dempsey vs.
Timothy R. Carter, petition for
injunction for protection.
Household Finance Corp. III
vs. Beatrice Bogan, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Jerry Rich vs. Cynthia
Hodges Rich, petition for
Injunction for protection.
Leroy Ferguson Jr. et al vs.
Walter McNeil, state Depart-
ment of Corrections et al, peti-
tion for inmate review.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust as trustee vs. Tangela
'uerrero et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Debra J. Nelson and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Jonathen L. Small, petition
to establish an administrative
child support order.'
Tonya Renee Svendsen and
DOR vs. Catarino Dario Borjas,
petition for child support.
Wells Fargo NA vs. Ray-
mond F. Taylor, damages-con-
tracts and indebtedness.'
Heather Lang vs. Joshua
Alderman, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Cynthia Hodges Rich vs.


Chris Rich, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Cynthia Rich vs. Jerry Rich,
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Veronica Jorden and DOR
vs. Joshua Cody Lopez, petition
to enforce administrative child
support order.
Lena Mae Driver and Don
Wayne Driver, divorce.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Jamie Lynn Thompson and
DOR vs. Macjaveus Quivanta
Thompson, voluntary dismissal.
Rosa Chagolla Miranda and
DOR vs. Samuel Chagolla,
modification of child support.
Melissa Jane Armstrong and
DOR vs. Paul Everett Fulton,
child support order.
Vida P. Ligon and DOR vs.
James Rozzel Ligon, modifica-
tion of child support.
Wendy Donelle and DOR vs.
Robert Matthew Klein, child
support order.
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Co. vs. Florida Department of
Transportation, order.
U.B. Bank National
Association vs. Irdia Raj Desai
and Angela Desai et al, judg-
ment of Sept. 2, 2009 vacated,
case dismissed.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Daniel Grimmer as trustee (two
cases), judgment of mortgage
foreclosure.
Adam Charles Montsdeoca
and Amy K. Montsdeoca, dis-
missal of joint petition for
divorce.
Florida Fertilizer Co Inc. vs.
David Conerly, stipulated
agreement approved.
Josephine Torres vs. Juan
Torres, voluntary dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Lucia DeSantiago and DOR
vs. Hector M. Sierra, child sup-
port and arrearage order.
Amanda L. Griffin and DOR
vs. Garrett B. Roberts, judg-
ment.
Gerald Lee McKinney et al
vs. Aurelia Smith et al, dis-
missed.
Jena Criss and DOR vs. Scott
Ice, order.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week 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:

Charles Thomas Bryan,
Kenneth A. Bryan, Gary W.
Bryan et al to Mosaic Fertilizer
LLC, $4,857,750.
David L. Jr. and Kimberly D.
Reas to Wauchula State Bank,
$222,005.41.


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE
For the week ended August 19, 2010
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 10,218,
compared to 10,276 last week, and 11,177 a year ago. According
to the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to
2.00 higher, feeder steers and heifers were 1.00 to 3.00 lower


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:




Slaughter Cows:
55.00


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 135.00-185.00
300-400 lbs 119.00-165.00
400-500 lbs 106.00-131.00

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 116.00-150.00
300-400 lbs 102.00-130.00
400-500 lbs 98.00-114.00

Lean: 750-1200 lbs 85-90 percent 47.00-


courthouse, Report


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With only eight games last
week, the week ended with a
pair of teams tied for the league
lead.
Peace River Electric Co. Inc.
PRECo) picked up a trio of vic-
tories, while Mosaic I won
twice, giving them identical 12-
1 (.923) records. Hardee Mer-
chants split games and is at 11-
3 (.786)
Trailing the top three are
Nemesis, Half-Time Pub, Mo-
saic' II, Charlotte's Web Pub,
Scared Hitless, III Ranches and
La Floresita.
There were only solo games
on each field on Tuesday last
week as the thunderstorms can-
celed the late games on fields 3
and 4. Usually, there is one
game on Field 2 and two on
fields 3 and 4.
In last week's early Tuesday
game on Field 3, Mosaic I
stopped Hardee Merchants 24-
20.
Michael Carte and Austin
Helms each stroked a homer
and pair of doubles for Mosaic
I. Alan Tubbs tripled. Carte
circled the bases-all five times
he got on base. Tubbs added
four scores and Lewis Martin
added three more.
Hardee Merchants countered
with a pair of homers and dou-
ble among five hits for Lester
Hornbake, who picked up a half
dozen RBIs. Lamar Gilliard
also homered. Nate Lee, Mario
Tamayo and Glenn Bergens
each doubled. Brent Gilliard
and Hornbake scored.four times
apiece.
The Tuesday Field 2 game
was an even closer encounter,
with Nemesis edging Char-
lotte's Web 17-16.
Mike homered and tripled,
Elias Ramirez homered and
doubled and Box also homered
for Nemesis. Joe Lucho tripled.
Ramirez, Lalito and Roy each
put three runs on the board.
Mike. Mimbs.homered twice
and doubled and Reid Benton
homered and tripled for
Charlotte's Webb. Jasper and
Ryan Thomas were the only
triple-tally batters.
On Field 4, PRECo won
Tuesday evening's only game
11-3 over Half-Time Pub.
Rodger Brutus homered
twice and doubled and Scott
Driskell also homered. Leadoff
batter Brian Alexy crossed
home three times, and Billy


Alexy, Brutus and Brian Mayes
all had twin scores.
For Halftime, it was leadoff
batter Ryn Heine with two trips
to home plate, courtesy of
David Beumel hits. Leroy
McClenithan scored the other
score, after getting aboard on a
fielder's choice.
Preco had a double-header
last Thursday and won both
games. In the early game, it was
11-9 over Mosaic II.
This time, both Brutus and
Billy Alexy homered and dou-
bled and Matt Provant tripled
and doubled. Peck Harris
stroked a pair of doubles.
Provant was the only three-
score batter.
Ches Graham paced Mosaic
II with a pair of hits and scores.
Leadoff batter Raul Garcia also
had twin hits, but touched home
plate once. Also adding solo tal-
lies were Nathan Fuller, Cody
Rawls, Jeremy Goodwin, Teddy
Cornett, Josh Sneider and
Robert Reas.
Warmed up, PRECo cruised
in the Field 4 late game, with a
29-1 win over III Ranches.
Provant homered twice and
doubled and Jeff Albritton
homered and doubled twice for


Preco. Darryl Keen tripled,
doubled and singled. Harris had
a pair apiece of triples and dou-
bles. Provant was the only four-
score batter.
For III Ranches. Jazzy had
the only score. Mark McGee,
Mark Timmerman, Fred
Hodges, Keith Revell and
Bucky Leonard were all strand-
ed short of home plate.
Meanwhile, on Field 3
Mosaic I picked up a 14-1 vic-
tory in the 6:45 game. Doug
Sutton homered twice and
Hagan Blylund also homered
for Mosaic I. Carte circled the
bases three times and Jason
Johnson, Sutton, Blylund and
Bryan Cook each added two
runs.
Austin Judah scored the lone
run for Scared Hitless. Mike
Baker and Adam Kottwitz each
doubled among their two hits,
and Mike Garcia and Bruce
Judah each also had twin hits.
In the Field 3 game at 8:15,
Merchants won a marathon
against Halftime Pub 26-25.
Abel Hernandez homered,
tripled and doubled in nearly
hitting for the cycle for
Merchants. Lamar Gilliard also
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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 good cause; and
revisions io 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,und
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:
l)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)Studcnts 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 eamed 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.

Spring 2010 FCAT Reading Levels I & 2 2009-2010 Retentions 2009-10 3" Grade Good Cause Promotion

Grade Number Percentage Grade Number Percentage Exemption Number
Code
3 123 26% 3 23 5% 1 2
4 106 26% 4 2 1% 2 0
5 186 45% 5 0 0% 3 7
6 166 42% 6 2 1% 4 1
7 162 41% 7 5 1% 5 13
8 220 57% 8 3 0.79% 6 3
9 261 71% 9 54 14% Total 26
10 201 76% 10 62 22%
Published Aug. 26, 2010 in The Herald-Advocate, Wauchula, FL 33873 8:26c


NOTICE

VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

The Hardee County Value Adjustment Board, consisting of
two County Commissioners, one School Board member,
and two' citizens, will hold a meeting on Wednesday,
September 08, 2010, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

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

Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105. if a person decides
to appeal any decision'made by the board with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting, he or she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he or 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.

For more information, please call 863/773-9430
Lexton H. A'britton, Jr., County Manager 8:26c


Brent Gilliard each doubled
twice. Lee and Hornbake each
scored four times.
For Halftime, it was Beumel
with a homer and double among
his five hits. Hank Butler home-
red and doubled twice. Butler,
Brandon Sellers and Beumel
each came around to score four
times.
In the only Thursday game on
Field 2, La Floresita took a 24-
23 win over Charlotte's Web,
it's second one-run loss in con-
secutive games.
Sam Rivera homered twice,
and Dino Torres homered and
doubled for La Floresita. River.
put five runs on the board, with
Torres, Julian Garcia Sr. and
Duck each adding three scores.
Benton and Mike homered
for Charlotte's Web. Walt
Beattie, Jasper, Johnathan
Pleger, Mark Jones and Randy
each crossed home plate three
times for Charlotte's Web.

Tears, idle tears? Not
quite. In addition to clear,
ing your eyes of dust, hairs
and such stuff, your tears
contain substances that
fight bacteria and proteins
that combat eye infection.






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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The junior varsity Wildcats host Avon Park in the season opener next Thursday, Sept. 2. Ready to take the field are (first row, left to right) Refuglo Moreno, Jacob Bolin, Tyshaun
Hilliard, Miguel Mata, Miguel Garcia, Joshua Fowler, Isaac Garza, Tyler Dunlap, Armando Alamla, Joshua Almaraz and Tristen Lanier; (second row) Victor Lopez, Timmy Steedley,
Michael Moreno, Fillistin Louis-Michel, Juan Francisco, Gabe Balderas, Marco Ehrenkaufer, Kane Casso, Jesus Flores, Steven Rodriguez, Xavier Gonzales, Kevin Borfas and
Ledarius Camel; (third row) Waylan Pleger, Richard Kirk, Noe Navarro, Adson Delhomme, Dallas Juarez, Luke Palmer, James Green, Luke Winter, Ramiro Ramirez, Joseph
McQuaig, David Gibson and Tyler Pella; (fourth row) Rufino Gabriel, Andrew Reyna, Wyatt Maddox, Dustin Goodwyn, Steve Metayer, Garrett Albritton, Andrew Martinez, Luclous
Everett, Sherman Bethea, Rayquen Williams and Christian Sustatia; (back row, assistant coaches Barry White, Todd Bolin and Shawn Rivers and head coach Rod Smith; miss-
ing Jacob Coronado.


Knight Enjoyed Softball Trip


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Back from an exciting trip to
California to play in the softball
nationals, sophomore Kayla
Knight is busy getting ready for
school, like most other area
teens.
The 16-year-old went with
her travel team, the Tropic
Wave of Venice, to play in the
Premier Girls Fast Pitch League
in Huntington Beach, Calif.
She, her mother Shari Knight,
other team members and fami-
lies arrived in time for opening
ceremonies for the playoffs at
Surf City.
Tuesday was a practice day,


and unofficial games against
the OC Bat Busters of Orlando,
which had recently won the
AAU national championship.
The Tropic Wave lost 2-1.
There were also games against
Miners Gold of California and
another team called Nightmare.
Wednesday was another prac-
tice day.
On Thursday, Tropic Wave
won its first two bracket games
3-2, and 1-0.
Friday began with a game
against a team from Sacramen-
to. It was 0-0 after the regula-
tion seven innings, so went to a
sudden death playoff. Tropic


Wave never got to bat. A
Sacramento girl got aboard and
worked her way to third base.
When the next batter flied to
center field, the fielder threw
her out at the plate. However,
the umpire called catcher inter-
ference and the game was over.
Saturday's final game was
against the Glory, which scored
three runs to claim the win.
"It was such a good experi-
ence. Practically every Division
I coach in the nation was there
and it was a good opportunity to
be seen. The girls also got to do
some sightseeing," said excited
mom Shari Knight.
The Tropic Wave starts its fall
practices shortly and will begin
games by late September.


Football Tickets On Sale


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The fall sports season is gear-
ing up with a concentration on
selling football tickets.
The Hardee Athletic Foun-
dation is again in charge of re-
served seating, season and
super tickets, with Tonya Royal
handling most of these.
The Foundation focus is, of
course, on its memberships, the
way the not-for-profit 501 (c)3
organization raises funds for
athletics. Over the two years
since it was founded, it has
helped athletes in various sports
with $70,000 for such things as
special equipment, champi-
onship individuals or teams
with expenses to attend special
events, and presently eight
recipients of the renewable
$1,000 college scholarships.
There are four tiers of mem-
berships, each offering certain
benefits. Renewing members
have an option to receive two


stadium cushions or a tote bag
instead of the polo shirt and/or
cap new members receive.
There are several kinds of
tickets. Football tickets at $40
each are good for all varsity and
junior varsity home football
games during the regular sea-
son. They are not good for pre-
season or post-season events.
The super ticket is $80 and is
good for all high school sports
in home games/events.
To get reserved seating, it is
an extra $10 per season. Tonya
Royal is coordinating reserved
seating, with those having
reserved seats last season given
first choice to renew them. She
can be reached at cell phone
781-0358.
The highest Foundation
membership is platinum level,
someone who is a $1,500 spon-
sor. That membership entitles
the owner to two super tickets
or four football season tickets,
reserved parking and game


admission, a banner advertise-
ment at Wildcat baseball stadi-
um and/or softball/football and
soccer, two caps or polo shirts
or two stadium cushions/tote
bag. It also includes a home
game sponsorship opportunity,
including radio recognition dur-
ing football games..
Next is the gold sponsorship
of $750, which also gets two
super tickets or four football
season tickets, reserved parking
and game admission,, a banner
advertisement, two caps or polo
shirts or the alternatives.
The silver sponsor ($350)
gets two super tickets or four
football season tickets, reserved
parking and game admission,
two caps, one polo shirt or one
tote bag.
Finally, is the bronze sponsor,
with a contribution of $100,
which entitles the owner to
reserved parking, and two caps
or a polo shirt or tote bag.


Student Progression Plan


Now Requires Geometry


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
For several years now, stu-
dents have been required to
earn 24 credits in order to grad-
uate, about 16 of them in what
is called the "core" curriculum.
This academic year, the
mathematics bar has been
raised to include one credit in
geometry.
It is all part of the Student
Progression Plan adopted at the
last meeting of the Hardee
County School Board. The
plan, required by the state, sets
out the local program to meet
the performance levels enacted
within the Next Generation
Sunshine State Standards.
Once requiring only three
mathematics credits, then four,
this new plan goes even farther
by putting the tougher course
into the numbers mix. And a
required credit in "American
History" has been changed to
"U.S. History."
These changes apply to all
students entering high school-
ninth grade-this year.
In all, the 16 core credits
within the 24-credit graduation
program include four in En-
glish; four in math, with one
still being algebra but with
geometry now added; three in
science; three in social studies,
with one of those being that
switch to "United States" rather
than "American" history; one in
fine arts; and one in physical
education.
The eight remaining credits
are for the student's elective
courses.
There were no changes to the
Student Progression Plan from
the previous year for elemen-
tary grades.
In other action, the board:
--entered into an interlocal
agreement with the Hardee
County Commission for build-
ing official and inspector serv-


ices, as the School'Board's own
building official retired and all
projects, including routine
maintenance, must be approved
by a certified building official.
The plan calls for the School
Board to use the county's build-
ing official, Jerry Smith, on an
as-needed basis, paying the
County Commission $45 an
hour for his time. To date -
before the agreement was com-
mitted to writing and passed by
both boards Smith has permit-
ted and inspected the high-
school roof project and permit-
ted the Wauchula and Zolfo
Springs air-conditioning proj-
ects.
The county will invoice the
School Board for Smith's time.
Signed, sealed and delivered,
however, the interlocal agree-
ment is no longer needed.
Rob Krahl, director of educa-
tional facilities, informed the
board that he passed the final
exam in the battery of tests
which is now required by the
state in order to earn certifica-
tion as a building official. He
passed that last exam just the
day before this meeting, he told
the board.
He will now be able to fulfill
the requirements of the law for
the School Board.
-renewed its Inter-Institu-
tional Articulation Agreement
with South Florida Community
College regarding the dual-
enrollment program.
-approved a student and
parent handbook and a faculty
and staff handbook for Zolfo
Springs Elementary School for
the 2010-11 year.
-agreed to piggyback on
Polk County's bid for bread
products for the upcoming year
from Flowers Baking Co.
Prices given Polk County,
which Flowers will honor for
Hardee County, include, for
instance, hot dog buns in a 16-


pack for $1.70 and hamburger
buns in a 30-count for $3.30.
-approved purchase orders
including $344,116 for three
school buses, $95,509 for roof
replacements at Hardee Senior
High School, $76,945 for jun-
ior-high math textbooks,
$22,730 for senior-high math"
textbooks, $92,986 for a bus for
exceptional student education,
$41,000 for bread and bakery
products, $592,000 for cafeteria
supplies, $30,000 for milk
products for North Wauchula
Elementary School and
$192,500 for milk for all other
cafeterias.
-accepted the Comprehen-
sive Research Based Reading
Plan for county schools as
approved by the state Depart-
ment of Education and includ-
ing the Florida Assessment for
Instruction in Reading
(F.A.I.R.) plan. The document
contains no significant changes
from last year's, board mem-
bers were told.
-approved use of the stadi-
um. gym and softball and base-
ball fields by the Hardee
Athletic Foundation" for signs
during the upcoming school
year and for member parking at
the stadium.
-hired teachers Julie Bibas,
ESE, Zolfo Springs Elemen-
tary; Peggy Chaney; return from
retirement, North Wauchula
Elementary; Judy Gonzalez,
Hilltop Elementary; George
Heine III, return from retire-
ment, Hardee Junior High;
Marie Lambert, return from
retirement, junior high; Jessica
Leupold, senior high; Tiffany
Stamps, Bowling Green; Linda
Stannage, return from retire-
ment, North Wauchula; and
Shadow Ward, North Wauchula
Elementary.
-approved Virginia Ingram
as a substitute teacher for Zolfo
Springs Elementary.




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