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The


111th Year, No. 22
4 Sections, 36 Pages


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


460
olm 4 sate tax


Thursday, May 5, 2011


Voters To Fill Empty City Seats Tuesday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wauchula voters who haven't
taken advantage of early voting
will go to the polls on Tuesday.
All eligible voters are urged
to cast their votes in the city-
wide Special Election to select
four commissioners so the city
can get on with its business,
which came to a screeching halt
when five commissioners were
ordered out of office on Feb. 11.
One of the five available

HONOR FLIGHT


seats has already been filled.
Patty Detwiler will take Seat 1
when the commission next
meets on June 13. Acting City
Manager Olivia Minshew ex-
plained Tuesday that the City
Charter calls for seating newly
elected officials at the next reg-
ular monthly meeting. The reg-
ular meeting for May would
have been May 9.
That could allow time for a
possible run-off election as


there are four candidates for
Commission Seat 3. If no one
takes 50 percent plus one of the
vote, the two highest candidates
will square off in a run-off in
two to three weeks. Elections
Supervisor Jeff Ussery said he
needed time to accommodate
deadlines for advertising and
printing a run-off ballot.
A special section inside (page
4D) reviews the candidates for
the four remaining commission


seats. Vying for Seat 3 are
Richard Keith Nadasky, Donna
Steffens, Clifton N. "Nick"
Timmerman and Dan Graham.
Contending for Seat 4 are
Kenny Baker and Scott Lang,
while Robert "Bob" McAllister
and Gary "Chop" Smith both
want Seat 5. Finally, Pam
Belflower and Frederick "Rick"
Knight are competing for Seat
7.
Early voting continues 8 a.m.


to 5 p.m. through Saturday at
the Supervisor of Elections
office in Courthouse Annex II
at Oak Street and U.S. 17 South
(315 N. Sixth Avenue).
On Tuesday, voters must cast
their ballots at the precinct in
their district. Precinct 4, for
District 2 residents north of
Main Street and west of U.S.
17, go to the Fellowship Hall of
First United Methodist Church,
207 N. Seventh Ave.
Those in District 3, south of


Main Street and west of U.S.
17, cast ballots at the County
Commission Chambers, room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange Street
And, those in District 1, all
the city territory east of U .S.
17, cast their ballots at
Wauchula City Hall, 225 E.
Main St.
Voting is citywide, meaning
everyone gets to vote in each of
the four races.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON Sue Birge. Shown at the limo are (from left) veteran John Maddox, Birge, Rotarian Jeff
World War II veterans and their escorts are ready to board a super-stretch Hummer lim- Ussery, veterans B.J. Norris and Tom Barlett, Rotarian Janet Gisard, veterans Foy
ousine as they prepare to take an "Honor Flight" to Washington, D.C. The trip Is part of Newsome and Jack Carlton, Rotarian Zee Smith, vet Dexter Barkley, Reotaran Joe
a Hardee County Rotary Club project to assure the aging veterans are able to see the Jones, veterans Junior Harward and Ray Grimes, Rotarian Klaus Kunkel and vet Murray
World War II Memorial dedicated in their honor. Rotary Club members are making the Grimes. For more photos of Sunday's sendoff, see 5D.
travel possible, "exemplifying their motto of Service Above Self," says club President


DTF: 'Significant' Dealer Nabbed
By CYNTHIA KRAHL afternoon's raid at the home of sion of methamphetamine ai
Of The Herald-Advocate Mary Frances Skinner, 47, of possession of narcotic equi]
A "significant" drug-dealing 6894 George Marsh Road in the ment.
suspect who allegedly "has Crewsville area. Skinner, however, faces
been on the radar for years" has Detectives with the Hardee multitude of drug charges.
been arrested by the Hardee County Sheriff's Office and the Booking sheets from ti
County Drug Task Force. Wauchula Police Department, Hardee County Jail accuse h
Those remarks came this who make up the Drug Task of two counts of using her hom
week from sheriff's Maj. Randy Force, had obtained the search to traffic in drugs, five counts o
Dey following last Wednesday warrant from County Judge Jeff sale of methamphetamine, foi


McKibben on Tuesday, April
26, based on about a half-dozen
narcotics buys they had ar-
ranged at Skinner's home.
In executing the warrant at
3:48 p.m. that Wednesday, de-
tectives spotted a man running
from the master bedroom upon
their entry. He, too, was
charged after throwing a glass
smoking pipe and a lighter to
the floor.
Dwayne Charles Ingalls, 30,
of 1214 Click Dr., Moore Ha-
ven, was charged with posses-


nd
p-
a
he
er
ie
of
ur


counts of using a two-way com-
munications device in the com-
mission of a crime, four counts
possession of narcotic equip-
ment, one count of keeping dan-
gerous drugs, and one count of
trafficking in methampheta-
mine.
She posted bond last Thurs-
day to gain her release pending
trial on the charges against her.
Dey said Drug Task Force
members searching the George
Marsh Road home found an
See DEALER 2A


WEATHER Community Joins

SV 87s e In Prayer Day
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0/So *1 63 0.00 For The Herald-Advocate will lead the Honor Guard ar
OWL fRmnfI to 01031 -2S9.2 Local leaders will join in the Pledge of Allegiance, fo
MaR ,eo0a/t0r- 119. prayer with thousands of people lowed by a special song b
Tn Yea Average 30 around the United States today Sherry White of Sherry Whi
source unw.. ofn na. ,Resrenmter (Thursday) at noon. Ministries and Lydia's House.


DEX
Classifieds ......... 6B
Community Calendar .4A
Courthouse Report ... 6C
Crime Blotter ....... 8C
Hardee Living ....... 28
Information Roundup ..2A
Obituaries .......... 4A
School Lunch Menu.. 5SB



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The National Day of Prayer
began in 1952, under President
Harry S. Truman,' and is cele-
brated annually the first Thurs-
day in May. Hardee County's
observance will be held at Main
Street Heritage Park in down-
town Wauchula.
The program will start off
with committee chairman Pas-
tor Wendell G. Smith welcom-
ing everyone, followed by an
opening prayer given by Steve
Polk, pastor of First United
Methodist Church of Bowling
Green.
Carl Saunders, commander


2,
nd
l-
by
te


The special prayers will then
commence.
David Royal will pray for
cities, County Commission
Chairman Terry Atchley will be
praying for Hardee County, and
Immanuel Baptist Church
Pastor Harold Davis. will be
praying for the state of Florida.
Pastor Skipper Calder of Cow-
boy-up Ministries will be pray-
ing for local churches.
Prayer for the armed forces
and law enforcement will be
offered by Hardee County
Sheriff Arnold Lanier. Pastor
See PRAYER DAY 2A


COURTESY PHOTO
Brooke Conley, a high-school freshman, with her award-winning science fair project
on the Issue of growing algae for biofuel production. She spent a total of 3-4 weeks on
her project, and it's taken her all the way to the Intel International Science &
Engineering Fair In Los Angeles, Calif., this coming week. She Is the daughter of Dana
and Greg Conley of Wauchula.

Student Goes International!

Science Fair Project Wins Trip To California


By MACHELLE DOLLAR
For The Herald-Advocate
In a struggling economy and
sensitive environment, fuel has
become a major issue for this
nation. Innovators have been
tinkering with different materi-
als to find an alternative energy
source.
One of those innovators may
be closer than you think.
Hardee Senior High School
freshman Brooke Conley has
been spending her nights work-
ing on an award-winning sci-
ence-fair project based on this
concern. Her question: "Which
growth stimulant will increase
the amount of algae grown for
biofuel production?"
Her time and effort have cer-
tainly paid off, as they have


won her a trip to the Intel
International Science & En-
gineering Fair in Los Angeles,
Calif. It begins on Sunday and
runs all week.
"Honestly, I was only con-
cerned with my grade at first,
and thought this was going to
be one of those 'quick-and-
easy' type projects. Once I got
into it, I realized it was going to
be a lot of work but it was
something I was excited about,"
said Brooke.
Before winter break, Rob
Beatty's science classes went
online to find a science-fair
topic to allow them time to
plan. While a vacation is a time
to relax, for Brooke it was a
time of confusion. Being her
first science fair project, she


was unsure of whit the first step
should be.
"I didn't know what to do or
where to begin. I kept asking all
of my friends what to do first,
and when I started going so far
with it they began to tease me
that I knew what I was doing all
along," Brooke recalled.
With a little guidance from
her teacher, Brooke would soon
be on her way.
This type of research is typi-
cally done in plastic containers;
however by using distilled
water, algae, organic and inor-
ganic fertilizer, fish food and
bubble wrap, Brooke spent two
weeks observing and docu-
menting the algae growth.
"My first presentation was at
See STUDENT 3A


Easter Coloring

Contest Results

-.. Details 2A


WAUCHULA ELECTION

SPECIAL INSIDE
.. Stories 4D


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2A The Herald-Advocate, May 5, 2011


The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
JAMES R. KELLY
Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
Managing Editor


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor


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


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RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

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


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LETTERS:
The Herald-Advocate welcomes .letters to the editor on matters of public
interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed
and include a daytime phone nuniber.
SUBMISSIONS:
Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be
typed, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are sub-
ject to editing.
h.


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Rev. Randy Mitchell, 66, died Friday night of a massive heart
attack while shopping with his wife. Paramedics were unable to
revive him.
Randy grew up in Wauchula and graduated from Hardee High
in- 1962. He has been pastor of the First Baptist Church of Grove-
land for the past 14 years.
He had been pastor of seven or eight Baptist churches, includ-
ing Lorida Baptist.
Randy's dad was Goat Mitchell, who for many years drove a
Dixie Lily truck in this area.
Growing up, Randy used to pal around with Eddie Whidden,
Wilson Smith, Dick Jucknath, Julius Moore and me. Dr. Wilson
Smith, now a Presbyterian pastor in Dallas, Ga., remembers when
Randy, was carrying Coca Cola bottles down the stairs at Hardee
High and fell, losing part of his finger from the broken glass. His
new nickname became Stubby.
Randy had diabetes but no known heart condition, said his son
Rodney Mitchell, a sheriff's deputy in Paulding County, Ga., near
Atlanta, about 15 minutes from where Dr. Smith lives. Rodney said
his life was being a pastor and helping people.., .
Bob Douglas, who was featured in a Herald-Advocate story
March 24, has found who his birth mother is.
He was born in Wauchula Nov. 11, 1945, as Curtis Lee
Stanford and was given up for adoption. His adoptive parents are
deceased. His natural father Leo Stanford died a few years ago.
His birth mother is Margaret Stanford King, 85, of 764 Polk
Road in Wauchula.
Bob has ordered flowers for his birth mother and plans to bring
his family here later this month to meet her. Bob has been a police
officer and church pastor and operates the National Police Suicide
Foundation which he founded. He and his wife live in Seaford,
Delaware.
The National Day of Prayer will be celebrated at noon today
(Thursday) at Heritage Park in downtown Wauchula. Rev. Wendell
Smith of Faith Temple Church of God is chairman of the event. The
public is invited.
Rev. Steve Polk, pastor of First United Methodist Church in
Bowling Green, is president of the Hardee County Ministerial
Assn., which sponsors the event.
About 250 people on Sunday morning attended a tribute to
Hardee County veterans from World War II and other local military
veterans.
The event was sponsored by the Hardee County Rotary Club
and held at the Wauchula State Bank parking lot in downtown
Wauchula. Local Rotary Club president Sue Birge and Col. John
Gill led the ceremony.
Rotary and sponsors on May 14 will send nine local WW II
veterans to Washington, D.C. to visit the nation's capital. They are
Dexter Barkley, Murray Grimes, his brother Ray Grimes, John W.
Maddox, W.H. Harward Jr., Foy Newsome, Jack Carlton, Tom
Barlett and B.J. Norris.
Ben Norris played Reveille. The Hardee High Junior ROTC
presented the colors. Lyndsay Naranjo sang the National Anthem.
Lt. Col. Anthony. Hingle led the Pledge of Allegiance. Rev. Chris
Rutledge led the invocation. Sandy Scott paid tribute to the WW II
veterans. Alan Jay Automotive provided a limo to take the veterans
and their Rotary escorts to Port Charlotte for their indoctrination
Sunday.

Why has sliced bacon gone from $3.59 a pound in 2009 to
$4.54 today?
Larary Pope, CEO of Smithfield Foods Inc., says pigs eat corn
and soybean meal. Corn, their main feed, has gone from $2.40 a
bushel several years ago to $7.40 today. Why? Ethanol, a weaken-
ing American dollar, rising fuel costs and weather.
Forty percent of America's corn crop goes for ethanol, 40 per-
cent for animal feed, and 20 percent for people food.
Pope said people eat eggs, bread, meat and drink milk. All
have increased in price in recent years.
Pope's solution? End subsidies for ethanol, stop the tariff on
foreign corn, reduce regulations and taxes on businesses, and open
up new foreign markets for American agricultural products. Using
all of America's corn crop would only supply four percent of the
nation's energy needs, wrote Mary Kissel in the May I Wall Street
Journal.


JUNIOR BOYS PHOTOS
A photo in last week's
issue incorrectly listed two
players on the Diamond-
backs in the Youth Baseball
Juniors Division. It should
have listed players Adam
Stone and Quinton
Sanchez. The photo and
corrected caption appear
with this week's article.
At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, .please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


PRAYER DAY
Continued From 1A
Darin Canary of First Christian
Church will be praying for fam-
ilies and John Russell, a
Marriage Amendment advo-
cate, will be praying for godly
marriage. Hardee County
Schools Superintendent David
Durastanti will then pray for
public schools.
Real Life Church pastor and
"Story of Jesus" director Mike
Graham will pray for the media;
followed by Marcus Shack-
elford, chairman of the Indus-
trial Development Authority
and member of the Economic
Development Council, will
pray for business.
The song "God Bless
America" will then be per-
formed by David Radford,
Hardee High School choral
director and minister of music
at New Hope Baptist Church.
Youth pastor Ryan Mitchell
of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula will pray for
America, after which a prayer
for Israel will be offered by the
pastor of New Vision Worship
Center in Zolfo Springs, Rod
Cannon.
Lastly, a special prayer for
governmental leaders will be
given by Pastor Polk. Conclud-
ing the program will be Jim
Davis, president of the Hardee
County Ministerial Association
and pastor of Oak Grove
Baptist Church.
In only an hour's time, 11
special prayers will be offered
up in just Hardee County alone.

Genghis Khan is credited
with introducing the
Chinese makers of porce-
lain to the color called
cobalt blue. It's believed
he brought it back from
Persia.


Plan Ahead For
HHS '90s Party
A block party celebrating
the Hardee High School
graduation classes of the
1990s will be on June 25th
at 7 p.m. at Heritage Park in
downtown Wauchula. Any
graduate or classmate of the
'90s is welcome. There will
be fun, dancing and remi-
niscing.
Tickets are $8. For tickets,
or more information, call
863-440-7496.

Join Volunteers
At Ape Center
The first official meeting of
the Roots and Shoots group
at the Center for Great Apes
east of Wauchula will be
Monday at 7 p.m. The group
is for students kindergarten
through college, and their
parents or guardians. Find
out what projects are plan-
ned and how you can get
involved.
To plan to attend, or for
more information, call 863-
767-8903 or contact Alyssa
Mills at mills.360@buckeye-
mail.osu.edu.

School District
Workshop For All
A "Make It and Take It" dis-
trict workshop for parents
and community members
will be held on Tuesday from
5:30 to 6:30 at the Hardee
District Training Center, 230
S. Florida Ave., Wauchula.
Guidance counselors and
academic intervention
coaches for students grades
PreK-12 will host the event.
Refreshments will be served
following the meeting..

DEALER
Continued From 1A
open office area in the master
bedroom, equipped with two
video monitors displaying live
feeds from the front and back
yards of the residence.
On or in the desk, he alleged,
were, a plastic bag containing
2.5 grams of meth, several
loose pieces of meth, six $100
bills which matched photo-
copies of bills the DTF used to
buy seven grams of meth from
Skinner, and a metal tube con-
taining 2.7 grams of meth.
A wooden box on the floor
next to the desk held 13.9 grams
of methamphetamine and $670
in cash, Dey further alleged.
Also discovered were
"crank" boats, used to smoke
the narcotic, digital scales, and
packaging materials, he added.
In all, the Drug Task Force
alleges it collected 19.1 grams
of methamphetamine in the
raid.


Model Tries For
Ebony Magazine
2006 Hardee High gradu-
ate Santresa Harris is head-
ing to New York City May 5-7
for a fashion shoot for Ebony
Magazine. The aspiring mo-
del, a graduate of Barbizon
Modeling School has worked
with renowned fashion pho-
tographer Devin Dygert' of
America's Next Top Model.
She also attended a Fashion
show May 1 in Orlando.
To pursue her career, she
needs sponsors. Donations
and 'sponsorships can be
sent to her at P.O. Box 1424,
Bowling Green FL 33824.



When Auguste Rodin
exhibited his first impor-
tant bronze sculptures in
1878, they were so realistic
that some people thought
he had sacrificed live mod-
els inside the casts.



YOUR

BUSINESS

COULD

APPEAR

HERE

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

773-3255


Annual Easter Coloring

Contest Winners!

3-4 Years Old:
First Place Casen Smith, 4, Wauechula
Second Place Ava Grace, 4, Wauchula

5-6 Years Old:
First Place Grace Borjas, 6, Zolfo Springs
Second Place Karley Woods, 6, Fort Meade
Third Place Madisyn Hines, 5, Wauchula

7-8 Years Old:
First Place Gage Garza, 8, Wauchula
Second Place Jessica Huckaby, 8, Wauchula
Third Place Aruah Carlton, 7, Wauchula


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Extra Help Give
Medicare Boost
The Extra Help program
for Medicare recipients to
save on their Part D pre-
scription drug plan costs
and/or paying the Part B pre-
miums is available for quali-
fied recipients. The program
will be explained in an enroll-
ment meeting today (Thurs-
day) from 1 to 3 p.m. at
Resthaven Assisted Living,
298 Resthaven Road (off SR
64 East), Zolfo Springs.
Representatives from the
Medicare Beneficiary Out-
reach and Assistance pro-
gram of the West Central
Florida Area Agency on
Aging will be on hand to
help people complete appli-
cations if they are eligible for
the program. For more infor-
mation, call the toll-free
Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-
5337.

Handicapped Need
Summer Workers
Ridge Area Association for
Retarded Citizens, which
services Hardee and High-
lands counties, is in need of
summer volunteers, at their
resale stores or other duties.
Stop by the resale center
at 1010 S. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17
South). Wauchula, or call
863-452-1295, Ext. 110 for
more information.

Get Free Hearing
Impaired Phone
Next Thursday, May 12, a
representative of the non-
profit organization, Hearing
Impaired Persons of Char-
lotte County Inc., will be at
the Catheryn McDonald
Center, 310 N. Eighth Ave.,
Wauchula, from 12:30 to
2:30 p.m. by appointment
only.
Florida residents who
have a hearing or speech
loss can get a free amplified
telephone. For an appoint-
ment, call 941-743-8347.







May 5,2011, The Herald-Advocate 3A


the District Science Fair. I got a
blue ribbon and moved on to:
the Regional Science Fair. I did-
n't actually attend the awards
ceremony because I didn't think
I would win. That night, I kept
receiving text messages con-
gratulating me, I was going to
California!" said Brooke.
"I moved on to State, and
now I'm getting ready to go to
the Intel International Science
& Engineering Fair."
The Intel ISEF is the world's
largest pre-college competition
and features more than 1,600


PHOTOS BY CYNTHIA KRAHL
Six students were recognized from the Junior Division at the Regional Science Fair
held Feb. 17. Pictured above are (from left) School Board Chairman Teresa Crawford,
winners Milli Jones, Emelie Wolgast, Shaina Cummings, Meagan Shivers, Allison Farr
and Alex Ullrich, and Schools Superintendent David Durastanti.


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Six students were chosen from among the Regional Science Fair winners to represent
this region at the State Science Fair. Pictured above are (from left) School Board
Chairman Teresa Crawford, Milli Jones, Shaina Cummings, Brooke Conley, Brandon
Beatty, Emily Hughes and Katie Smith, and Schools Superintendent David Durastanti.


Senior Division winners were (front row, from left) Paige Farr, Deanna Sanchez, Brooke
Conley, Emily Hughes, Lacey McClenithan and Katie Smith; (in back) School Board
Chairman Teresa Crawford, winners Walter McCrary, Steven Crews and Brandon
Beatty, and Schools Superintendent David Durastanti.


The district's elementary school winners were recognized at the School Board meet-
ing. Pictured above are (front row, from left) Nicholas Buchanan, Mason Block and
Adam Olvera from Zolfo Springs Elementary along with Garret Norris, Zach Durastanti
and Jansen Walker from North Wauchula Elementary. With them are School -Board
Chairman Teresa Crawford and Schools Superintendent David Durastanti.



It's believed that the shortest scheduled airline flight is from the Scottish island of
Westray to its neighbor island, Papa Westray. Flight time is two minutes.The only man
I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor; he takes my measurements anew each time
he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them.
-George Bernard Shaw


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 252010CA000620

FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA, a National Banking
Association organized under the
laws of the United States of
America,

Plaintiff,

vs.

JERRY BRAY and CINDY BRAY
As Husband And Wife, and
HARDEE COUNTY.

Defendants.


NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant
to Final Default Judgment and
Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
Fees and Costs entered by the
Court on April 18, 2011, 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 18" day
of May, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., the
following described property:

Lot 2 and Lot 3, Block 4,
Central Addition to the City
of Wauchula, as per Map
or Plat thereof recorded In
the office of the Clerk of
the circuit court, In and for
Hardee County, Florida in
Plat Bar A-29; Plat Book 1,
Page 2-117.

Dated this 28 day of April, 2011.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
Hardee County, Florida

BY: CONNIE COKER
Deputy Clerk


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

CASE NO.: 252011CP000040

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
WAYNE MORRIS RICKLES,
deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of WAYNE MORRIS RICK-
LES, deceased, whose date of
death was December 9, 2011, and
whose social security number Is
xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending In the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which Is Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873-1749. The name and
address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice Is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE >DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice Is 05/05/11.

Personal Representative:
Name: HEATHER HELMS
RICKLES
3038 Simtrobar Road
Wauchula, Fl. 33873

John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 25-2011 CA-000073

MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION,
F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,

Plaintiff,

v.

CHOUA LOR; ROSABELLE LOR;
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 MAY
CLAIM AN INTEREST AS
SPOUSES, HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, OR OTHER
CLAIMANTS,

Defendants.
/

NOTICE OF ACTION

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:

A boundary survey of Lot 35
of The Oaks, an unrecorded
subdivision lying in Section
11, 14 and 15, To fWship 35
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida,
described as follows: Com-
mence at the Southwest
corner of said Section 11;
thence run on an assumed
bearing of North 00005'46"
West, 861.35 feet; thence
South 89*52'38" East
1561.65 feet; thence North
00*26'19" East, 975.00 feet
to the Point of Beginning;
thence South 89052'38"
East, 881.24 feet; thence
North 40*00'00" West,
435.90 feet to a curve con-
cave Southwesterly with a
radius of 300.00 feet;
thence Northwesterly along
said curve an arc distance
of 261.16 feet, through a
central angle of 4952'38" to
the end of said curve;
thence North 89052'38"
West, 213.83 feet to a curve
Southeasterly with a radius
of 300.00 feet; thence
Southwesterly along said
curve an arc distance of
162.80 feet, through a cen-
tral angle of 31*05'33",
thence South 0026'19"
West, 396.89 feet to the
Point of Beginning.
Together with a 1995 Pal
Trailers Doublewide, ID #
PHO97808AFL and PH097-
808BFL.

ADDRESS: 5134 Deer Run
Drive, Zolfo Springs, FL
33890

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 the Complaint, if any, to
Gregory A. Sanoba, Esq., 422
South Florida Avenue, Lakeland,
Florida 33801, on or before June
3, 2011, 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.

B.HUGH BRADLEY
DATE: 5-2-11 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 ofi
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court1
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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STUDENT -
Continued From 1A
high school students from near-
ly 60 countries, regions and ter-
ritories, who display their indi-
vidual research. Brooke will be
joined by four other students in
the region, but has been the
only one from Hardee County
to ever make it this far.
"Brooke is very outgoing and
enthusiastic, which helped her
do well at the regional level.
I'm sure that because her topic
is of worldly interest helped as
well in being one of the four
selected to attend the Intel ISEF
fair," said teacher Beatty.
Brooke and her mother, along_


In Deed Book 39, page 54;
Streets and alleyways etc.
as shown by the plat of the
Town of Ona and taxes for
the current year and all
subsequent years.

DATED this 28 day of April, 2011.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF COURTS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
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with two of the coordinators,
will leave Saturday morning for
their trip to California. She will
then have two days to set up her
display and, once she has been
cleared, can spend the extra
time at her leisure.
"I've never been to Califor-
nia so I'm really excited to visit
as well. I want to go to the
beaches and meet Hollywood
stars!" Brooke said.
The freshman debated taking
this once-in-a-lifetime chance
due to the amount of schooling
she will miss. Her teachers con-
vinced her otherwise, and only
require that she keep a daily
journal of what she is doing to
be turned in for a grade.
Unsure of what her future
holds, Brooke will board the
plane with a positive attitude
and enjoy the experience,
maybe even continuing it next
year.
"I haven't completely decid-
ed yet, but if I get the opportu-
nity, I want to expand my proj-
ect and focus more on the
amount of oxygen and how it
affects the growth," Brooke
concluded. "I don't expect
much out of Internationals, but
I'm excited to have gotten this
far."
Now, she and her biofuel
project will get world attention.
The District Science Fair,
held in January, highlighted the
talented students at all the
schools within the county.
Elementary school winners
recently were presented to the
School Board, where they
received certificates.
The Regional Science Fair
was held in February, and 14 of
Hardee's students came home
winners. Six of them moved on
to the State Science Fair, and
Brooke received the only honor
to move on to International.



IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 252011 CA000037

FIRST NATIONAL IANK OF
WAUCHULA a National Banking
Association organized under the
laws of the United States of
America,

Plaintiff,

vs.

ARMANDO MEJIA AND VIVIAN
FLORES, As Husband and Wife,
and JOHN DOE and JANE DOE
As Unknown Tenants In
Possession Of The Subject
Property.

Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur-
suant to Final Default Judgment
and Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
Fees arid Costs entered by the
Court on April 18, 2011, 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 18" day
of May, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., the
following described property:

LEGAL 1
Begin at the Southwest
corner of Lot 4, Block 17,
Map of Ona, run West 14
feet to the East gate post
for a point of beginning,
thence run In a Northerly
direction 856 feet to a
point 66 feet West of RR
r/w, thence East to the RR
r/w, thence South along
the West boundary of the
RR r/w to the North bound-
ary line of Lot 1, Block 17,
thence West to the
Northwest corner of said
Lot 1, thence South along
the Western boundary line
of Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4 to the
Southwest corner of Lot 4,
thence West to the point of
beginning In Section 33,
Township 34, Range 24
East.
AND
Legal 2
Lots 1, 2, 3 and 4, Block
17, Ona, Florida as per plat
thereof recorded In Plat
Book 1, page 2-27.

SUBJECT to pipeline right
of way as recorded In O.R.
Book 440, page 128 and
O.R. Book 440, page 148;
Reservation by Trustees of
the Internal Improvement
Fund of the State of Florida


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4A The Herald-Advocate, May 5, 2011


In Memory


FRED JACKSON GRADY
Fred Jackson Grady, 88,
died on Sunday, May 1, 2011,
in Arcadia.
He was born in Arcadia on
Jan. 19, 1923, and was a life-
long resident of Arcadia. He
and his wife Betty owned and
operated Robarts-Grady Fun-
eral Home, Arcadia for more
than 30 years. Fred had been
associated with the Robarts
Funeral Home from the age of
13 years old, beginning as a
lawn man and eventually
working himself up to owner
in 1963. At the time of his
death, Fred had devoted 75
years of funeral service to the
DeSoto County community.
He was a graduate of
DeSoto County High School,
Class of 1942. Fred was a vet-
eran of World War II, serving
with the U.S. Maritime
Service and the U.S. Navy.
He was discharged as a
Lieutenant Junior Grade after
four years of honorable serv-
ice. Fred returned to Arcadia
and his former job at the
Robarts Funeral Home after
his discharge from the U.S.
Navy.
He married his beloved
wife of 65 years, Betty Jean
Albritton Grady, in 1946. He
and Betty moved to Nash-
ville, Tenn., in 1947 to attend
the Gupton-Jones College of
Mortuary Science. He gradu-
ated in 1948 at the top of his
class, receiving a degree in
mortuary science. He and
Betty returned to Arcadia to
begin what was to be a long
and rewarding career in the
funeral business.
Fred enjoyed the outdoors,
from hunting to working his
beloved Wagon Wheel
Ranch, where he maintained a
herd of Brangus and Florida
Cracker cattle. He loved rid-
ing his horse in parades and in
later years being joined by his
grandchildren and wife in his
Amish buggy. Fred, known as
Papaw by his grandchildren,
was a devoted father and hus-
band and always went the
extra mile for his family and
friends.
He served as past president
and a member of the Board of
Directors for the Arcadia
Rotary Club during his 64
years of faithful service. He
was a charter member of the
DeSoto County Sheriff's
Posse. He was the past Noble
Grand for the I.O.O.F Lodge
#37,'Arcadia, a member of the
Peace River Masonic Lodge
#66 F&AM, Arcadia, mem-
ber of the Order of the
Eastern Star #30, Arcadia,
and a member of the Florida
Funeral Directors Association
and the American Funeral
Directors Association.
He was a charter member
of the Florida Pre-Need
Burial Association and past
member of the Board of
Directors and a member of
the DeSoto County Chamber
of Commerce. He was a life-
time member of the V.F.W.
Post 2824, Arcadia, a member
of the DeSoto County
Cattleman's Association, a
member of the Florida Crack-
er Cattle Association and a
member of the Florida Crack-
er Horse Association.
Fred was a member of
Trinity United Methodist
Church, Arcadia for more
than 71 years, where he
served as past Chairman of
Administration Council,
member of the Board of
Trustees, Pastor-Parish Com-
mittee and the Methodist
Men's Club.
Survivors include his wife
Betty Jean Grady of Arcadia;
son Frederick John Grady and
wife Lisa of Tampa; and three
grandchildren: Kacy Skylar
Grady of Boulder, Colo., and
John Keaton Grady and Heath
Frederick Grady, both of
Tampa.
Visitation was from 6 to 8
p.m. on Wednesday, May 4,
2011, at Ponger-Kays-Grady
Funeral Home, 50 N.
Hillsborough Ave., Arcadia.
Friends paid their respect and
condolences throughout the
day Wednesday as well as that
evening. Funeral services are


BARBARA ROBERTS
LUNN
Barbara Roberts Lunn, 89, of
Lakeland, died on Monday,
May 2, 2011, at her residence.
Born Dec. 23, 1921, in Key
West, she moved to Hardee
County in the 1970s and later
moved to Polk County. She was
a housewife and a member of
the Church of God.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Herbert C. Lunn
Sr.
Survivors include one
daughter, Judy Atkinson and
husband Doug of Lakeland; one
son, Cliff Lunn Jr. and wife
Jeanette of Bowling Green; six
grandchildren, Stuart Atkinson
of Lakeland, Melissa Trujillo of
Miami, Jonathan Atkinson of
Lakeland, Heidi Dell Real of
Knightdale, N.C., and Cliffton
Lunn and William Lunn, both
of Bowling Green; and six
great-grandchildren;
Visitation is tomorrow (Fri-
day) from 10 to 11 a.m. at the
funeral home, where services
will be held at 11 a.m. with
Michael McCurdy officiating.
Interment follows at New Hope
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade



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MARION CROSS KEENE
Marion Cross Keene, 91,
of Wauchula, passed away on
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Sunday, May 1, 2011, at her
home.
She was born the only
daughter to Peter and Alice
Roper Cross on Dec. 4, 1919,
at Colne, Lancashire County,
England. She came to the
U.S. in 1945, first moving to
Indiana and then coming to
Florida in 1958. She worked
as a waitress at the old
Knight's Restaurant in Wau-
chula for approximately 22
years. She attended Mt.
Pisgah Baptist Church.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, J.B. "Buck"
Keene; a son Michael Ham-
mett; and a brother Sydney.
She was dearly loved by her
children, grandchildren and
great-grandchildren, and her
passing will leave an empty
space in her family's hearts
forever.
She is survived by three
daughters, Carol Royal and
husband James of Wauchula,
Christene Parker and husband
Jimmy of Fort Meade, and
Mary Morgan and significant
other Harry Kirmeyer of
Bowling Green; two sons
David Dickson and wife
Lorraine of Wauchula, and
Dean Dickson of Wauchula;
two brothers Ted Cross and
Donald Cross, both of Eng-
land; 12 grandchildren; and
13 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held today (Thursday) at 11
a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Baptist
Church.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to Florida
Baptist Children's Home,
1015 Sikes Blvd., Lakeland,
FL 33815.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


today (Thursday), May 5, at
2 p.m. at Trinity United
Meth-odist Church, Arcadia.
Burial will follow at Oak
Ridge Cemetery, Arcadia.
Flowers are appreciated,
but memorial donations may
be made to the F. Grady
Memoriam, Florida Cracker
Cattle Association, 610 Hal-
lelujah Lane, Monticello FL
32344 or the Trinity United
Methodist Church, 304 W.
Oak St., Arcadia FL 34266.
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HELEN LILLIAN
LEDERMANN
Helen Lillian Ledermann,
77, of Wauchula, died on
Tuesday, May 3, 2011, at
Wauchula.
Born on Nov. 9, 1933, in
New Jersey, she was a home-
maker, a Pink Lady at Florida
Hospital Wauchula and a mem-
ber of Faith Presbyterian
Church.
She is stirvived by son John
Henry Ledermann Jr. of Wau-
chula.
A memorial service will be
held on Saturday, May 7, at 11
a.m. at Faith Presbyterian
Church of Wauchula.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


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Board, regular meeting,
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Letter To The Editor

Drug Addict

Her To Go T
Dear Editor,
Greeting once again from
behind these prison walls. It
becomes increasingly evident to
me that as each day brings me
closer to home, an urgency to
reveal Christ's hope to all who
will listen has become my mis-
sion.
I cannot emphasize enough
the severity of addiction to any
substance that can become a
stumbling block on the road to
Heaven. I have had so much
time to reflect on my life and to
tell you the truth ... it has not
been good.
As a matter of fact, most of
what I remember is embarass-
ing, shameful and guilt-ridden.
My drug addiction not only
harmed me, but it affected
everyone and everything
around me.
There is no way that I can
ever repay my mother, my
father, my son, my friends and
my employers for the countless
hours and/or funds I have used
and abused throughout my 50-
plus years.
I feel like the woman at the
well, as far as hubands are con-
cerned, and my children are as
far apart as the East is from the
West. I have left a path of
destruction in my wake that
cannot be matched by the
world's greatest sinner.
And as I take pen to paper
1 now, I cannot begin to compre-
hend why I am even telling you
this except He told me to.
There is only one way out of
this situation I find myself in
and it is through it. Through



qn Memory















WILLARD KELLY
DURRANCE
Willard Kelly Durrance,
75, a much loved and respect-
ed man, who spent his entire
life in Hardee County, went
home to be with the Lord he
faithfully served on Friday,
April 29, 2011.
He was born Jan. 21, 1936,
in Wauchula. He was a suc-
cessful citrus grower, rancher,
watermelon farmer and prin-
cipal in D&S Cattle Co. He
was past president of Hardee
County Cattleman's Associa-
tion. He was for many years a
member of New Hope Baptist
Church, where he served as a
deacon, teacher and choir
member.
He was preceded in death
by his son, Steven Martin
Durrance; his parents Rev.
Dow and Nell S. Durrance;
and a brother Rev. M.D.
"Tiny" Durrance.
He is survived by his wife
of 55 years, Gloria R. Dur-
rance; his son and daughter-
in-law, Kelly and Elizabeth;
and the light of his life, four
granddaughters, Erica, Re-
becca, Shelby and Caroline,
who brought him untold
pleasure. Three sisters also
survive, Faye Shackelford,
Noveta Beeson and Jean Han-
cock; an uncle, Elmo Roberts;
and numerous nieces and
nephews whose lives were
enriched by his example.
Funeral services were held
to honor his memory at New
Hope Baptist Church, Wau-
chula, on Sunday, May 1, \
2011, at 3 p.m. Willard's
nephew, Marcus Shackelford,
conducted the service, assist-
ed by his Pastor Chris Bishop.
Burial followed at New Hope
Cemetery.
Memorial contributions


tion Caused

b Prison
SChrist I can get through and
find myself somewhere along
the Way, because He is the
Way!
Even still I am only receiving
fragments of a story which I am
sure He will reveal it all to me
at any particular time yet the
time has not come. If He were
to reveal His plans for me at
this time, I am sure, as a matter
of fact, I am absolutely positive


Letter To The Editor


that I would find some way of
doing things on my own and
just making a mess of things
once again.
Jesus said that He is the Good
Shepherd and that His sheep
hear His voice and follow Him.
I have heard His voice and
forged ahead of Him saying,
"Thanks Jesus, but I've got
this" and guess what I got?
This: a room with a view, and
it is not a penthouse view. It is a
penitentiary view. Wow! Where
addictions lead no one in their
right mind wants to go!
How ironic that when you use
drugs in one form or another


Watermelon Rind Hit

Her Grandfather's Head
Dear Editor, She was the very best role
A. long time ago my family model.
took and overnight camping trip She sent me a tape-letter
at my grandparents' place. How when I was living in North
I loved it. Carolina. "I loved your sing-
My step-papa Calvin Keen ing," she said. "Someday we
was so cool! He told the best will sing together."
stories about the war and the Now, these words keep me-
people he had met. I adored my going. I know one day soon we
Grandpa. Most of my cousins will be together in Heaven. That
called him Calvin. Not me. He is where my heart is. So very
was always Grandpa,. and I many loved ones are waiting on
loved him with all my heart. the other side of Jordan. I can-
On one unforgettable camp- not, will not allow anything to
ing trip he probably thought I keep me from my goals.
had lost my marbles. We were That is my heart's desire ... to
eating watermelon and when be reunited with friends and
we finished with our treat, in- loved ones who have already
stead of messing up our camp- taken the most fantastic amaz-
ing area, we kids would throw ing journey anyone will ever
the rinds into the bushes for the experience.
wild animals hoping that would And to cap it off the most
keep them away from our play grand thing of all is knowing
area. that someday soon I will bow
As luck would have it just as these stiff knees and fall before
I flung my great big rind away my best friend, this blessed
... whoops! It had made contact child of the Most High and lift-
with my Papa's head, knocked ed-up King of all Heaven and
him off of his feet into the air just say to Him "Precious Jesus,
and he landed on his back, mad I love you so very much."
as a hornet and using words I Words here can never convey
had never heard before. that most honest feeling that
It did not help matters any as escapes my lips now, but I don't
my dad Buck Albritton was worry because my best friend
laughing so hard he was crying. knows me better than I know
Later my dad had me crying myself.
from a spanking. My Papa was Too much to turn back ... too
high-tailing as fast as his legs much to gain that we literally
would carry him, cussing, do not, could never deserve, but
We did not see him the rest of God so loved us that He gave
the day. Sorry, Papa. His only begotten Son. It just
Daddy's mother, Dillie Ri- staggers my mind how much
ness Albritton Keen, whom I God loves the whole world that
loved dearly, was the truest joy whosever believes on Him will
of my life. If given the opportu- not perish but have everlasting
nity, I would have moved in life. Thank you Jesus for your
lock, stock and barrel. awesome, undeserved love and
Granny was something else. boundless mercy.
She loved God with all her
sweet, precious heart. The joy Your very grateful child,
of the Lord Jesus was reflected Paula Miller
in every aspect of her being. Wauchula


COURTESY PHOTO
Paula Miller's grandparents were Dillie Elizabeth Keen
and Calvin Keen.


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writing this letter because God
cannot raise up someone
against their will, and now
because of my mistakes I have
become so broken that I am m
willing to do whatever it is He;
wants of me.
And who knows? Maybe all,
this happened to me for "such a'


time as this" so I can share iti
and bare it and pray for God to:
use me as He used my mother ...
'to love!

Love in Christ,
Barbara Anne Ratliff
Broward Correctional
Institution ..


you are not in your right mind!
I realize that many of you are
skeptical, not of the Word, but
of my words. To everyone who
knew Marion and Herman
Ratliff alsn knew me. Or should
say knew of me.
I cannot blame anyone for
having second thoughts about
me and what I have to say. I can
only blame myself and yet, God
says that I am forgiven and
because of Jesus I am blameless i
because His is~ly Son took my :
blame at the cross-I need to
leave it there lest I count His I
death for nothing.
My mother was born into a
devout Catholic home. Her
mother and father came to
America and landed on Ellis
Island expecting freedom. They
lived in New York during the
Great Depression where Nanny
was a homemaker and Pampa
was a New York cop. Yep, he
walked the beat in the 73rd
Precinct. During the time of the
Elliot Ness, and he came in con-
tact wth "Baby Face" Nelson,
"Pretty Boy" Floyd, and the
infamous Al Capone.
"Murders Incorporated"
flourished under the shadow of
organized crime up North while
the likes of Bonnie and Clyde
terrorized the countryside, and
the outlaws of the Wild West
were distant memories.
Once upon a dream a real
estate man came peddling
promises of sunny Florida. The
sunshine state. A beautiful place
to raise your children and retire:
"The Life."
John and Elenore Gelke
moved with their two children,
Mario and John Jr. (Uncle
Jack), to Wauchula and pur-
chased a motor court on a
bustling highway soon to be
four-laned, so they thought!
Where am I going with this?
I'll tell you. Our plans are not
always God's plans. But His
plans will always be carried out
to the letter regardless of what
comes down the pike.
Had my grandparents not
moved to Florida, Marion
would not have met Herman,
and then I would not have been
adopted by them, and then after
53 years of marriage Daddy
would not have met Jesus, and
'during all that time Mama
would not have been praying
for me, and then my son and
daughter would not have been'
born, and then I would not be


PATRICIA DETWILER, CITY COMMISSION, DISTRICT 1

UNOPPOSED CANDIDATE

As an unopposed City Commissioner for ...
District 1 In the City of Wauchula '
Commission race, I wanted to take a minute
to thank you for the opportunity to serve the -
residents here. I have been a business .
owner on Main Street for the past 11 years ., .
operating The Quilter's Inn Bed and
Breakfast.

One of the reasons I wanted to sit on the
City Commission is that I felt there is a need .i. .. .
for new ideas and a fresh look on how City .
Business is conducted. I've spent many
years on the Wauchula Main Street Board
and actively participated in making a differ- .
ence in furthering our downtown economic
development. These past few years I sat on the Planning and Zoning Board for
the City, to I have a clear understanding on what some of our needs are as a
City. As a downtown merchant for the past 11 years, I've gotten quite involved
In what is happening In our City and remain active in the Lions Club and our
Main Street organization.

I have been a self-employed business woman over the past 30 years, I'm not
afraid of hard work. For 26 years I managed and specialized in commercial con-
struction and development. I'm not a politician, but I am a business woman who
has what it takes to serve the City of Wauchula.

I think all should be included in the discussion on which way our City is pos-
tured for the future and will make myself available to listen to your questions
and/or concerns. My goal is that businesses thrive in our Community. Not only
economically, but as a place where people really want to be. I would like to
attract new business, provide sensible growth and create jobs, along with keep-
Ing a safe and family friendly Community.

My experience as President and now the managing director of the Florida Bed
and Breakfast Inns Association will serve me well as your city commissioner.

Soon enough, a renewed City Commission will not only be confronting a
backlog of business, but a view of the future. The Importance of politics
will fade, and we will all have to roll up our sleeves. That "we" Includes
not only me,' but, all of you, for we are all going to have to put our heads
together on this.

AAnd now comes the opportunity to represent you, the citizens of
Wauchula, In not only helping guide the city through its various practical
difficulties, but above all in working together to realize the dream of a
vibrant, dynamic town. With conservative principles and fiscal respon-
sibility this can happen.

I am a person with vision, and the experience of making things happen.
it is time to put our heads together, and build a better Wauchula.



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Arnold Lanier; and Gary Harrison, brother of sheriff's law enforcement assistant Kim
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McKinney. The torch will continue on to its next stop, North Port.


Torch Run participants representing Hardee Correctional Institution.


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The Special Olympics Torch Run, sponsored by the state's law enforcement agencies,
appeared in Hardee County on Monday. Grilling for the hungry participants were (from
left) Greg Pfeiffer and Wayne Newman of Hardee County Fire-Rescue, with food dona-
tions from Sweetbay and water from the Seven-Mile Point Store.


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COURTESY PHOTO

Young musicians, both vocalists and instrumentalists, will perform for the public in the Hardee Senior High School
Auditorium.


Annual Spring Concert Tuesday


The Hardee Senior High
School Band, under the direc-
tion of Michael Hill, and the
Hardee Senior High School
Chorus, under the direction of


Greetings from Fort Green!
The Fort Green Homecoming
is now a thing of the past, but
we sure did have a super time,


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252011 CA000039
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA a national banking
Association organized under the
laws of the United States of
America,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MICHEL MENDEZ, A Single Man.
Defendant.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur-
suant to Final Default Judgment
and Summary Final Judgment of
Foreclosure and for Attorney's
Fees and Costs entered by the
Court on April 18, 2011, 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 18' day
of May, 2011, at 11:00 a.m., the
following described property:
Lot 1, Block 1 of Figueroa
Subdivision as per plat
recorded at Plat Bar B7,
Page 1, Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida.
AND
A parcel of land situated in
W1/4 of Section 36,
Township 33 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County,
Florida and being more
particularly described as
follows: Begin at the SW
corner of NW 1/4 of
Section 36 Township 33
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida,
thence run North 021'41"'
West a distance of 167
feet; thence North
8920'10" East 1327.44
feet; thence run South
025'26" East a distance of
167.00 feet thence run
South 032'56" East a dis-
tance of 660.50 feet;
thence run South
89'21'43" West a distance
of 1326.90 feet; thence run
North 0'36'41" West a dis-
tance of 659.90 feet to the
point of beginning. Less
the West 25 feet thereof for
road right of way and
LESS: Begin at the SW cor-
ner of N1/2 of NW 1/4 of
SW 1/4 of Section 36,
Township 33 South, Range
25 East, and run thence
North 89'21'43" East 25.00
feet to an Iron Rod for
Point of Beginning; thence
continue North 8921'43"
East a distance of 726 feet;
thence run North 036'41"'
West and parallel with the
West line of said Section
36 for a distance of 300.00
feet; thence run South
89020'10" West and paral-
lel with the South line of
the NW 1/4 of said Section
36 for a distance of 726
feet to a point on the
Easterly right of way line of
Airport Road (which is 25
feet East of the West line
of said Section 36), thence
South 036'41" East 300.00
feet along the Easterly
right of way line of Airport
Road to an Iron Rod for
Point of Beginning.
DATED this 28 day of April, 2011.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
CLERK OF COURTS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BY: CONNIE COKER
DEPUTY CLERK
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David Radford, will combine
efforts for their annual Spring
Concert on Tuesday.
The concert will begin at 6
p.m. and will be held in the


visiting with family and old
friends, listening to Pastor
Robert Roberts deliver the mes-
sage and feasting on some hum-
scrumptious food! There are
always people you look for and
expect to see but for some rea-
son they were not there this
year and you hope, oh well,
next year maybe they'll be here.
The music was dedicated to
the memories of Merle Abbott
and Clarence Cooper. Their
sons sang some of each of their
dads' favorite songs. Mildred
Cooper is the only sibling left
from the Albert Esquire and
Vashtie Abbott family. Betty
Abbott was unable to attend
because of sickness.
Some of the family members
who came from far and near
were Sherry and Brian Pappas


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252010CA000233
WAUCHULA STATE BANK,
Plaintiff,
vs.
DAVID ESTEVEZ, ET AL,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE PURSUANT
TO FLORIDA STATUTES
CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursant
to a SUMMARY FINAL JUDG-
MENT OF FORECLOSURE AND
TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES
AND COSTS dated May 2, 2011,
in the above styled cause, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Hardee County
Courthouse, on the second floor
hallway outside of Room 202, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873, at 11:00 A.M. on May 25,
2011, the following described
property as set forth in said SUM-
MARY FINAL JUDGMENT OF
FORECLOSURE AND TAXATION
OF ATTORNEY'S FEES AND
COSTS, to wit:
Lot 42, Block 1, Golfview
Estates, a subdivision In
Hardee County, Florida, as
per Plat Book 3, Page 50,
Public Records of Hardee
County, Florida
Commonly known as: 1663
Dena Circle, Wauchula, FL
33873
Parcel Id: 29-34-25-0846-
00001-0042
Dated this 2 day of May, 2011.
B.HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Court
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 scheduled
appearance 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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Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper

773-6710


With ordinary talent and
extraordinary persever-
ance, all things are attain-
able.
-Thomas Fowell Buxton


You Yet," Rascal Flatts' "What
Hurts the Most," "Seasons of
Love" from "Rent," and a med-
ley from "West Side Story."
Also included are John Rut-
ter's "For the Beauty of the
Earth," and poems set to music
such as "Come to Me, My
Love" from Christina Rossetti's
"Echo," and "And the Night
Shall Be Filled with Music"
from H.W. Longfellow's "The
Day Is Done."
The band will perform selec-
tions such as the "Nathan Hale
Trilogy," the "Procession of
Stars," a "Tango Triste" and
will close with a "Rock 'N' Roll
Explosion!"
The concert will conclude
with the traditional song,
"Friends," to honor the graduat-
ing seniors of the band and cho-
rus.
The concert will feature the
Hardee Senior High School
Blue Star Brigade, the Hardee
Senior High School Chorus,
and the Hardee Senior High
School Varsity.
The cost for the concert will
be $2 per person. The money
collected will help cover the
cost of the concert.


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Hardee Senior High School
Auditorium.
The performance will be
packed with hits such as
Michael Bubl6's "Haven't Met



from St. Augustine and daugh-
ter Joanna from Micanopy, who
is attending the university in
Gainesville. Another daughter,
Nikki, and husband Michael
and daughter attended and they
live near Orlando. Eugene and
Angela Cooper and sons Derek
and Tyler, and Julie Waldron
came from Okeechobee. Peggy
Cooper came from Lake Placid.
The family members from near
were Katie Boyette and friend,
Mike, Donna Chancey, Kim-
berly, Derek, Megan and Ethan
Grimsley from Fort Meade,
John, Carol, Holly and Hannah
Brown, Bud, Connie and Ash-
lee Abbott and Jamie Harrison,
Gwen Albritton, Mildred, Sher-
man and Rilla Cooper, Avie and
Kaylee Hogenauer, and Lynda
and Charles Abbott. They had
tables reserved so the family
could visit as they ate.
Brian is doing really well
with his bout with cancer. He
has surpassed the six months
the doctors gave him and was
doing the driving!
There were plenty of other
friends and church members'
family. We are always happy to
see them and just expect them
to be at Homecoming.
Helen Henderson once told
me she grew up in Fort Green,
and I was sure surprised the
other day when I stopped in at
Red's for an oil change and he
told me she was in Tampa
General Hospital. She was air-
lifted with clots in her lung.
Lichelle Griffith had on a walk-
ing cast Sunday. Please pray for
these.
Sincere sympathy is extended
to the family of Willard Dur-
rance. He made his final jour-
ney last Friday.
Betty Walker celebrated a
birthday on May 1. Her daugh-
ters, Debra from Crystal River
and Chrysta from Fort Green,
spent the day with her on
Saturday. They had a wonderful
time, just the three girls remi-
niscing and enjoying the mo-
ment. Of course, they were all
glad Clint was there.
The Fort Green Bass Fishing
Club will host the junior-high
fish tournament at Lake Reedy.
in Frostproof on May 21. The
cost is $30 per boat, and prizes
will be given. It will, begin at 6
a.m. Get you a partner and, of
course, a boat and be at Lake
Reedy to have some great fun.
This is not limited to our church
but is for everyone.
Pauline Walker celebrated
her 92nd birthday last Saturday.
They have a wonderful place
for an outdoor party. It is held
under the beautiful old oak trees
beside a pretty big lake. They
have a delicious dinner and this
year her grandson, Chip, was
manning the grill.
She enjoyed visiting with all
her children, grand and great
grandchildren, relatives, friends
and baby sister from Orlando.
She did have a wonderful day
but is still sick with that cold
that she just can't seem to
shake. Please pray for her.
The junior-high Wednesday
night class is having a rib fest.
They are busy selling tickets for
$25 each and you get a slab of
ribs, 32 ounces of cole slaw, 32
ounces of baked beans, four
rolls and four desserts. You
must have a ticket and pick up
your meal from 5to 7 fim. on
Saturday, May 14. The last day
to purchase tickets is May 8.
They will use the profit from
this to go on trips.
Happy Mother's Day, and
don't forget it is this Sunday!
Pray for each other, the mili-
tary and our nation.


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BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS

Hardee County Board of County Commissioners is soliciting proposals for:


AUDITING SERVICES

The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners, hereinafter referred to as
"County," will receive proposals at:

Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873

Until May 24, 2011 at 2:00 P M. local time, at which time they will be publicly opened by
the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Proposer is responsible for
the delivery of its proposal. Those received after the specified day and time will not be
opened.

The County is seeking proposals for annual audits in accordance with OMB Circular A-
133, Section 215.97, Florida Statutes and Chapter 10.550, Rules of Auditor General from
qualified consultants that are independently certified public accountants in accordance
with Section 218.39, Florida Statutes and Chapter 10.550 Rules of the Auditor General.
Hardee County will accept, review and evaluate proposals and may require verbal pre-
sentations prior to final selection. The selection process shall be open to the public and
records maintained in accordance with Section 287.0955, Florida Statutes.

Proposers shall submit one original (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with nine (9)
copies of their proposal. Proposal will be awarded at a date and time to be determined
by the Board of County Commissioners.

Hardee County employs a local preference policy, which is detailed in the Hardee County
Purchasing Manual, Chapter 4, found on the Hardee County website: www.hardeecoun-
ty.net in the Purchasing Department section.

Hardee County is an equal opportunity employer. The County reserves the right to reject
any or all proposalss, and may postpone the award for a period of time which shall not
extend beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the proposal opening date. The County fur-
ther reserves the right to waive technicalities or irregularities appearing in any proposal.
Late proposals will NOT be accepted.


Terry Atchley, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners,
Hardee County, Florida 5:5c





8A The Herald-Advocate, May 5, 2011


Bonefish 'Catch & Releas


The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission
wrapped up a two-day meeting
in Havana this month, learning
that Rodney Barreto is stepping
down as chairman of the seven-
member board.
."Our fish and wildlife agency
is so dedicated," Barreto said
after other commissioners
praised his leadership over the
years. He repaid the compli-
ments by praising employees'
diligence and commitment, epi-
tomized by a video of FWC
biologist Adam Warwick swim-
ming in the Gulf with a bear
under his arm so the animal
wouldn't drown.
Barreto anticipates continu-
ing to work with the FWC.
Commissioners also learned
from staff that its five-year-old
Gopher Tortoise Management
Plan is doing well in protecting
the threatened species, saving
thousands since its inception,
and will continue to improve


balancing conservation with the
needs of Floridians.
On Wednesday, April 6, the
commission approved a rule
that will provide more protec-
tion for bonefish by:
eliminating the one-fish
daily recreational bag limit for
bonefish and instead make
bonefish a catch-and-release
fishery only;
specifying that bonefish
may be targeted with hook and
line gear only;
allowing the temporary
possession of bonefish for pho-
tographs and to document a
possible record catch;
creating a tournament ex-
emption permit to allow tempo-
rary possession and transport of
bonefish for tournament weigh-
ins; and
strengthening provisions
prohibiting the sale of bonefish.
These rules take effect July 1.
The commission deferred


tinal action until November on
a proposed rule that would
establish three regional man-
agement areas for red drum.
raise the daily recreational bag
limit for red drum from one fish
to two in Northeast and
Northwest Florida, create a
statewide eight-fish vessel limit
for red drum, and modify the
red drum off-the-water posses-
sion limit and red drum trans-
port provisions.
Commissioners want to
review the results of an FWC
red drum stock assessment,
which will be finalized this
summer.
In other marine fisheries
action, commissioners ap-
oroved conditional recreational
amberjack and gag grouper har-
vest season rules for Gulf of
Mexico state waters that would
be consistent with pending rules
in Gulf federal waters. The
rules would establish an annual
June 1 through July 31 closed
recreational harvest season for
amberjack in Gulf state waters.
The rules would also create a
2011 closed gag grouper recre-
ational harvest season in Gulf
state waters, except Monroe
County waters, from June 1
through the end of this year;
however, there would be an
open gag grouper recreational
harvest seasoninin these waters
from Sept. 16 through Nov. 15
this year only. These harvest
season rules are contingent
upon federal approval of Gulf
amberjack and gag grouper har-
vest season rules.
Commissioners also pro-
posed draft rules to further pro-
tect permit, Florida pompano
and African pompano by ex-
panding their protection to off-
shore federal waters beyond
Florida state waters, where the
fish currently aren't protected,
and by creating separate conser-
vation-management strategies
for these species.
Some of the key proposals for
permit include creatine a
Special Permit Zone in South
Florida waters and a three-
month closed season, and ad-
justing size and bag limits. The
proposals would also modify
certain Florida and African
pompano rules. A final public


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A local group of young
gospel singers has been chosen
to compete in an Orlando com-
petition, but needs help to get
there.
The group, the Youth With
Voices Community Choir, and
their parents have been prepar-
ing for the trip with daily prac-
tices and with fund-raising
efforts.
The choir will represent
Hardee County in the Wet 'n'
Wild "Waves of Glory" on
Saturday, May 14. It is sched-
uled to perform from 11 to
11:20 a.m.
"Waves of Glory" is a battle-
of-bands gospel competition
featuring the best in local
Christian music. Hardee Coun-
ty's Youth With Voices Com-
munity Choir was one of the
groups chosen to compete from
among the top 15 performance
DVDs submitted.
Fund raisers to date include a
fried chicken dinner, which was
held last Saturday, and two
upcoming raffles, one for such


homemade desserts as sweet
potato pies, peach cobblers and
pound cakes and another for
free hair wash at Trend Setters
in Wauchula Plaza.
Tickets for the raffles are $1
each, and can be purchased at
Trend Setters or by calling
Laticia Wilkins at 245-1022.
Cash donations are welcome as
well.
The choir was organized in
2007 with participants ages 3-
18 from local churches and the
community. The choir sings at
local and out-of-town church
programs as well as community
events such as the annual
Martin Luther King Candlelight
Service, Friday Night Live,
Major C. Morris Scholarship
Banquet, Reality Ranch New
Year's Eve Service and more.
Choir projects include host-
ing a College Tea featuring his-
torically black colleges to moti-
vate youth to continue their
education and collecting food
items and toys to give to unfor-
tunate families during the holi-
days.


e' Only
hearing on these proposed draft
rules will take place in June.
In addition, the commission
proposed a draft rule that would
extend the FWC's stone crab
management rules to offshore
federal waters beyond Florida
state waters. A final public hear-
ing on this rule proposal will be
in June. Commission-ers also
directed staff to develop possi-
ble modifications to spotted
seatrout rules, including recre-
ational and commercial bag and
size limits and harvest seasons,
and they received updates on
various federal fisheries man-
agement issues.
FWC staff and commission-
ers discussed the anchoring and
mooring pilot program. They
decided to move forward with
the previously proposed St.
Augustine and Martin County
pilot program sites, contingent
upon the issuance of permits.
The next commission meet-
ing is June 8-9 in St. Augustine.
To see the agenda, go to
MyFWC.com/Commission.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Close, as they say, only
counts in horseshoes.
The Hardee Wildcat varsity
baseball team came as close as
they could without winning.
The 'Cats lost 11-10 in their
semifinal round of the 3A-
District 11 playoffs played at
Bradenton Southeast last
Tuesday night.
DeSoto had beaten Sarasota
Booker on Monday night in a
battle of the fourth- and fifth-
seed teams. DeSoto then went
up against top-seed Cardinal
Mooney in Tuesday's early
game, losing to Mooney.
Then third-seed Hardee
clashed with second-seed
Southeast on its own turf. At
first, things seemed to be going
in favor of the home team
Seminoles, but the Wildcats had
no quit in them and almost
came back to tie the game and
send it into extra innings.
Each of the teams scored a
pair of runs in the first inning.
The Wildcats got theirs when
senior Lincoln Saunders
stroked a single and classmate
Scott Donaldson followed with
a double to left field. A sacrifice
by junior Justin Knight and hit
past third by junior Wintz
Terrell plated the first two run-
ners before the third out. The
Seminoles got their scores on a
pair of walks and a hit to left
field.
The 2-2 score remained until
the top of the third when
Hardee picked up another pair
of scores. Senior Jake Mayer
started the ball rolling with a hit
past the pitcher. Knight doubled
and Terrell singled again. Both
Mayer and Knight crossed
home plate. It was 4-2.
Southeast answered with a
bat-around in the home half of
the third, taking full advantage
of five walks, a single, a double
and dropped third strike to
score a half dozen runs and
make it a 8-4 game.
Hardee was scoreless in the
fourth and fifth innings. The
Seminoles padded the score
with another trio of tallies in the
fourth inning on walks and two


hits. It was 11-4.
The Wildcats began to climb
back in the game in the top of
the sixth. Knight singled to
right field and Terrell drew a
walk. Junior Dawson Crawford
singled to left field and senior
Kalan Royal went to center
field. Freshman Kramer Royals
sliced one past the shortstop.
When the dust settled, Knight,
Terrell and Crawford had
scored. It was 11-7.
Holding Bradenton scoreless
in both the fifth and sixth
innings, Hardee had a final
chance in the seventh. Donald-
son homered to open the sev-
enth. Knight, junior Dalton
Hewett and senior Kyle Ward
all drew walks. A triple by
Kalan Royal brought his three
teammates home. He was
stranded at third with the possi-
ble tying run.
'tWe had a chance at the end
and just couldn't get that last
runi er home. It's been a good
year. We started slow and built
throughout the year. Our long-
est lo ing streak was two game,
out longest win streak three.
We're doing a good job if
there's ho long losing streaks.
We had a good mix of seniors
and underlassmen," concluded
Head Coach Steve Rewis.
He loses Saunders, Mayer,
Kalan Royal, Donaldson, Justin
Bromley and Ward to gradua-
tion. Juniors Deonte Evans,
Hewett, Knight, Crawford,
Terrell, Carter Lambert, Murrell
Winter and Dylan Farr are
expected back. Freshmen Kris
Johnson, Garrett Albritton,
Luke Palmer and Mikey Retana
may also contribute heavily
next season.
The Florida High School
Athletic Association changed
districting this year, adding
more divisions. As a result,
Hardee baseball moved from
3A-11 to 5A-10 in a four-school
district including Auburndale,
Lake Wales and Lakeland
Teneroc. DeSoto will be in 4A-
10 with Avon Park, Frostproof,
Lake Placid, McKeel and
Mulberry, while Sebring moves
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Honored before the final home game in which Hardee beat Avon Park 3-2, senior Wildcats are (from left) Justin
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Hardee


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
LT. Lafferty, a Tampa attorney who is chairman of the district Rotary Foundation, said
Rotary started its Polio Plus project in 1985 to eradicate polio worldwide. Rotary has
spent over $900 million since then, along with $355 million from the Bill and Melinda
Gates Foundation. The Polio Plus vaccine also inoculates children against diphtheria,
red measles, whooping cough, tuberculosis and tetanus. Only three countries in the
world have many cases of polio. Pictured (from left) are Troy Brant, Lafferty, club
President Sue Birge, and Russell Smith. He said polio is close to being eradicated
worldwide, which has already occurred with small pox. Lafferty spoke to the Hardee
Rotary Club on April 6 at the Java Cafe.


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Hardee County Cancer Support Foundation helps Hardee County cancer patients,
coordinator Donald Bissette told the Hardee Rotary Clup on Wednesday, April 13, at
the Java Cafe. There are 40 patients being helped at present. Ages range from 3 to 87.
The foundation helps pay for gas, medicine, motels, diagnostic tests, and such expens-
es as rides and wheelchair transport. Group meetings and Christian counseling are
provided. There are several fundraisers a year. Assistant coordinator is Lola Skok. On
the Board of Directors rectors are Dr. Ross Hendry, Dr. Mark Sevigny, Ange Tate, John Terrell,
Tessa Graham, Frankie Vasquez and Katy Sexaue. Applications for help are available at
Graham Tax Service, Frankie's Hair Salon, Dr. Sevigny's office, or by calling Bissette at
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Maternal grandparents are
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Paternal grandparents are Jerry
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Thi--s week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad-
vocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-Ad-
vocate ...
75 YEARS AGO
The Grady Burton-for-Gov-
ernor Club, of this city, an-
nounced today that Mr. Burton
will make a campaign speech
here tomorrow night at 8 from
the Wauchula band shell on
Main Street. Mr. Burton, mak-
ing a bid for seat of the chief
executive of this state, will
address local listeners for the
second time in his campaign.
Fred. Cone of Lake City and
Sen. William C. Hodges of
Tallahassee will also speak in
their campaign bids.
The first carload of tomatoes
to be shipped this season from
Wauchula rolled the first of the
week from the packing concern
of Messrs. W.E. McMillian and
Joe Thomas, who are located
next to Maxcy's old stand on
the railroad.
Central Florida Canners Inc.
is ready to handle the surplus
supply of tomatoes here and in
surrounding counties for can-
ning purposes. Mr. Clyde E.
Everhart, president of the con-
cern, said that they would
accept any size fruit that is mer-
chantable and fit for table use.
The tomato should be red ripe.
Emerson Clavel at 633 W.
Main St. invites you to come in
and inspect the new kerosene-
operated Electrolux, the ideal
modern refrigerator for farm
families. It needs no electric, no
daily attention, no water. Has
few moving parts to wear and
runs for a few pennies a day.
50 YEARS AGO
A chicken and rice supper
served to 600, music by the
Hardee High School Bandand and a
Western-style variety were
among the features at the
Spring Festival. Sam Lastinger
was master of ceremonies.
Kelly Albritton and Leslie Reif
were crowned king and queen
at the senior high, while Royce
Tyson and Jan Murray were
selected the junior high king
and queen. Mrs. Isabel Akins
received an award, corsage and
copy of the "Wildcat's Echo"
for her 33 years of teaching.
Dr. W. Gordon Kirk, head of
the Range Cattle Experiment
Station near Ona since 1941,
was honored with the distin-
guished service award from the
Florida State Veterinary Med-
ical Association. It was the sec-
ond award for the cattle re-
searcher this year. In January,
he was named the 1960 Man of
the Year in Service to Florida
Agriculture by "The Prog-
ressive Farmer."
Harold W. "King Kong"
Smith died Thursday at the
Wauchula Infirmary of a heart
attack a few hours earlier.
Smith, 42, a rancher and citrus
grower, was a member of a
prominent pioneer family and
was known throughout Florida
as an announcer for rodeos.
Slight sprinkles and thunder-
clouds continued to tease crop


and grove owners this week but
the water wagon, sprinkler sys-
tems and trusty garden hose still
do battle with the drought siege.
Two-tenths of an inch of rain
was the only moisture recorded
at the RE A weather station in
the last week.
Spot ads this week announce:
Joe Miller and B.F. Masters for
commercial, industrial and cus-
tom-built homes; a Polaroid
land camera graduation special
at Hardee Hobby Shop on West
Main Street; Hardee lawnmow-
er repairs and saw filing service
on North Seventh Avenue;
Fred's Garage by Fred White-
side with an experienced me-
chanic on cars, trucks, all
makes of farm machinery and
portable welding and cutting;
and standard, electric and
portable typewriters at The
Highlands Office Supply.
25 YEARS AGO
The Zolfo Springs Town
Council approved a draft ordi-
nance to exclude the Stauffer
Chemical Co.'s property from
the city limits. It is a stipulation
of the contract the town has
with Stauffer to buy a portion of
his property for the proposed
sewer plant. Clerk Bonnie
Surrency said it is all bottom-
land which cannot be devel-
oped.
Cucumbers and pepper were
bringing $10 a bushel Monday,
according to Jimmy Parker of
Bowling Green Enterprises.
He said squash was so cheap
($3 a half bushel) that he was
going to quit cutting it. MoBo is
running about 3,200 bushels of
cukes a day, said Frances Frey,
manger, who said they wouldn't
hit their peak until next week.
Larry Coker with Charlie Creek
Produce quoted $8 a bushel for
cukes Monday but also said it
would not reach its peak until
next week.
Susan Metcalf, of Seaborn &
Robertson, told county com-
missioners on Thursday that a
plan must be developed for
leachate control at the local
landfill. The water pumped out
of the landfill is not completely
groundwater and must properly
be removed from the storm
water drainage, Metcalf said.
She estimated the cost of two
additional drainage areas to be
$30,000 to $40,000.
Beall's is having a storewide
clearance sale, starting Wednes-
day, with reductions in clothing,
linens and bath items. Prices are
cut to $9.97 for blouses, bras,
dress shirts, sweaters, vinyl
handbags and juniors skirts.
Summer playwear for girls is
$2.97 to $5.97, and Cannon
towels $1.97 to $4.97.
10 YEARS AGO
The town of Zolfo Springs
has now joined the rest of the
county in approving the sale of
alcoholic beverages on
Sunday, which will be allowed
after 1 p.m. The Town
Council's change of position on
Monday night was prompted by
an April 6 mayoral veto because
the full council wasn't present.
Council members now voted 4-
1 for the new ordinance, which
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various local governmental
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deleted which can be used by
the municipalities or School
Board. Items can be previewed
at the public works building on
Hanchey Road on Saturday and
will include some from Bartow,
Sebring and Fort Meade, col-
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which won the county's low
bid.
Seven teachers were honored
at a dinner and movie meeting
for their year-long pursuit of
National Board for Professional
Teaching Standards certifica-
tion. They are Chris Neff,
Sylvia Parker, Sheryl Mosley,
Merilyn Strickland, Sharon
Ussery, Bessie Outley and
Elaine Cook. They were men-
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Michelle Shepard, who had pre-
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It's all over!
Spring sports at Hardee High are over.
Except, except for the Spring Football Classic at Bartow on
* May 27. Practices began Monday. More word on this as it's closer
to game time.
Speaking of football, congratulations to Jarrius Lindsey, who
signed an academic/football scholarship with Jacksonville
University. Under Head Coach Kerwin Bell, a former Florida
Gator, the Dolphins have won back-to-back conference champi-
onships. Jarrius will be an asset to the team.
Wildcat baseball was the last of the spring sports to finish up .
The Wildcat nine, which includes six seniors, rallied from an 11-4
deficit to threaten Bradenton Southeast before bowing out 11-10.
Good job, guys.
Track finished at regionals, disappointing seniors who had
hoped to go on to state. Competition at regionals was stiff this year.
Girls softball likewise ended at districts. It's hard to play the
west coast private and public schools. Hopefully, a new district
next season will be good for Hardee.
Tennis also finished at districts, although Kyle Bodeck was a
singles district champion and Summer Palmer was runner-up.
Junior High volleyball has ended for another season. The eighth
grade finished up 6-4.
Girls softball leagues are coming up to their final week. We did-
n't get the boys baseball league books this week, but they are mov-
ing along nicely too.
There's adult intramural sports. A men's basketball league plays
on Monday and Fridays at the old junior high gym off South
Florida Avenue.
There's men's church league going on. We didn't get the books
this week, but play is on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:45 and 8:15
on the fields at the Recreation Complex just north of the high
school off Altman Road.
Golfers, here's your chance to play for fun and a great cause.
The 12th annual Zajicek Benefit Golf Tournament is coming up on
May 14. Golfers and sponsors are welcome to participate in the
benefit for the missionary to Columbia. The United Methodist Men
of the Wauchula and Bowling Green churches are backing the tour-
nament.
Play begins at 8 a.m. The format is a four-person team scram-
ble, with entry fee of $50 per person, including lunch and soft


drinks. The first place takes home $300, with $220 for second and
$100 for third place.
Zajicek is a brother to Marie Lambert. He and his wife Luz
Estella Ricardo have served in Bolivia and in Columbia, where
Frank served for 10 years with the Wayuu Indian people in com-
munity and church development. They continue to provide spiritu-
al leadership in the town of San Ignacio de Balasco.
To sign up for the tournament as a sponsor or team, contact
Charles Cannon at 773-6045, Torrey Oaks at 767-0302 or the
Wauchula Methodist Church at 773-4267.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Pleasea call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate@embarqmail.com with news for this biweekly column.



Hoop League


Has Tight Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Another four games off the
schedule, and the Men's Bas-
ketball League twin leaders.
Both the Knicks and Citrus
Solutions are not at 3-1, with
Young Guns and the Desert fol-
lowing along.
Last Monday, the early game
featured the Knicks in a 46-37
win over the Desert.
Richie Farwell topped all
scorers with 21 points for the
Knicks. Chris Cook and Corey
Outley each had a half dozen,
Jamal Jones five, Josh Jackson
four and Kierre Cook two
points.
There was more balanced
scoring for the Desert, which
was led by Pierre Lazarre with
13 points and Erick Virgile with
11. Kim Thompson had 'five,
and Tony Huntley, Craig
Romeo, Reggie Heard and
Jonell Virgile each had two
points.
In the Monday nightcap,
Citrus stopped the Young Guns
68-59.
Coach Vance Dickey led the
attack against his teen team by
scoring 24 points. Carl Brown
Jr. had 14 and Chris Rich 13,


D'Vonte Hooks had seven, Carl
Brown Sr. six and Matt Moye
four points.
Jajuan Hooks topped the
teens with 18 points. Keyon
Brown added a dozen, Andrew
Hooks 10, Kane Casso six,
Christian Moralez five and
Daniel Boehm three points.
On Friday night, the Knicks
nipped Young Guns 50-47.
Farwell was again high scor-
er for the Knicks with 19 points,
followed by Chris Cook, 13,
Jones 10, Outley four and
Wayne Camel three points.
Jajuan Hooks led the Young
Guns with 17 points, while
Andrew Hooks had 14. Boehm
and Moralez each had four,
Steve Metayer three and Lucius
Everett two points.
In the Friday night finale,
Citrus won 68-60 over the
Desert.
Dickey led all scorers with 31
points. Carl Brown Jr. had 10
points, Carl Sr. and Rich each
nine, Moye three and Blaiaine
Molitor one point.
For the Desert, it was Erick
Virgile with 15 points and
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Lucky Charms,
Graham Crackers, Glazed
Bonut, Bagel Bars, Orange
Juice, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Ham, Macaroni & Cheese,
Alternative Meal, Salad Tray,
Green Beans, Cornbread, Blue
Raspberry Juice Bar, Condi-
ments and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cheerios Cereal,
Graham Crackers, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Pineapple Tidbits,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
w/Biscuit, Stacked Ham Sand-
wich, Alternative Meal, Salad
Tray, Broccoli, Condiments and
Milk


Dear Editor,
Recently, the Pew Center, a
nationally recognized public
safety group, reported four in
10 offenders will return to
prison within three years; and,
that recidivism will continue
without effective re-entry pro-
grams.
For years, the consensus has
been "Lock 'em up and throw
away the key." This catchy
phrase helped politicians get
elected, but the fact remains
that tens of thousands of
inmates will eventually return
to society. What then?
Is it any wonder why recidi-
vism is so high? Most Florida
inmates are not encouraged to
succeed. Rather, they've
become a number, are served
food most would not feed their
own pet (e.g., T.V.P), and are
often patronized.
Moreover, many lack educa-


WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Trix, Cheese Grits,
Buttered Toast, Pears, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun,
Spaghetti and Meat Sauce,
Alternative Meal, Salad Tray,
Corn, Mixed Fruit, Sugar Cook-
ies, Rolls, Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast
Crunch, Graham Crackers,
Pancakes, Sausage Patty,
Orange Juice, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Toasted Cheese, Pig
in a Blanket, Alternative Meal,
Salad Tray, Potato Rounds,
Pears, Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
No School


tion and job skills, and most
cannot earn an income while
incarcerated. For those without
financial resources, they'll
receive one-hundred dollars
($100.00) upon release. Such a
system only promotes failure of
most offenders upon release.
Secretary Buss had proposed
plans for new inmate re-entry
programs, which the Senate
rejected. Why? Given the num-
ber of inmates to return to soci-
ety, it's time to think outside the
box and focus on reducing
recidivism.
For safer communities, the
Senate would be wise to revisit
Mr. Buss' ideas for helping
inmates successfully re-enter
society.
Respectfully submitted,
Steven Craig Best
Sumter Corr. Institution
Bushnell


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"ves heill"-meaning to be of good health. This evolved
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JUNIOR HIGH I
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Super Do-
nut, Bagel Bars, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Ham, Mac & Cheese, Corn-
bread, Alternate Meal, Salad
Bar, Tossed Salad, Green
Beans, Trail Mix, Juice Bar,
Condiments and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Pineapple
Tidbits, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
w/Biscuit, Sausage Pizza,
Stacked Ham Sandwich,
Alternate Meal, Salad Bar,
Lettuce & Tomato, Broccoli,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Cheese Grits, Buttered Toast,
Diced Pears, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun,
Spaghetti, Rolls, Alternative
Meal, Pepperoni Pizza, Lettuce
& Tomato, Whole Kernel Corn,
Fruit Cocktail, Peanut Butter
Cookies, Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Pancakes,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Toasted Cheese, Pig
in a Blanket, Sausage Pizza,
Alternative Meal, Salad Bar,
Lettuce & Tomato, Potato
Rounds, Diced Pears, Condi-
ments and Milk
FRIDAY
No School
SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Super
Donut, Orange Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun,
Hamburger on a Bun, Ham,
Macaroni & Cheese, French
Fries, Black-eyed Peas,
Steamed Cabbage, Tossed
Salad, Apple Crisp, Juice,
Cornbread, Condiments and
Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuit,
Sausage, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
'burger on a Bun, Chicken Pot
Pie, French Fries, Broccoli


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Normandy, Tossed Salad,
Cucumber and Tomato Salad,
. Peaches, Rolls, Condiments
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese,
Buttered Toast, Peaches, Con-
diments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, Spaghetti and
Meat Sauce, French Fries,
Green Beans, Veggie Cup,
Tossed Salad, Waldorf Salad,
Juice, Butter Cookies, Rolls,
Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Sausage Patty, Fruit Cocktail,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Ham-
burger on a Bun, Pig in a
Blanket, French Fries, Baked
Bean, Cole Slaw, Tossed Salad,
Potato Rounds, Fruit Cocktail,
Condiments and Milk
FRIDAY
No School


Letter To The Editor

Prisoners Need Help

Before Being Released


4Tm ANNUAL Fox MEMORIAL

GOSPEL SING



Come & Hear
Southern Gospel Music
performed by various groups

May 14th- 6:00 pm
Refreshments will be served.

Victory Praise Centerff
1-32 E. A1,in7St Bowlin Gren M
For information contact James E. Fox, Sr. at
863-227-6962 or Joyce Ann Chastin 772-801-1906


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EVERY WEDNESDAY & FRIDAY NIGHT
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Realtor
NOEY A. FLORES, BROKER
310 Court St. L
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 Noey A.
Noey A. Flores
www.floresrealty.net (863) 781-4585

NEW LISTING


New Commercial Listing-3BR/2BA Frame home on a large
corner lot, walking distance to Court House. Central air &
heat, metal roof, extra large family room, and a large bonus
room upstairs. Ready for a business or possible residence
with special exception. Priced to sell at $98,000
Bowling Green 3BR/2BA CB home Central air & heat Just
under 1/2 acre lot 1 car garage Offered at $110,00
Price Reduction 3BR/1BA CB home Completely Rerpodeled -
New central air & heat. Reduced to $59,900
Out of the city limits! 4BR/2BA CB home on 1.25+/- acres Central
air & heat -2 car garage- Priced to sell at $120,000
Ask us about the HUD Foreclosure Properties in our area.
We are an authorized agent!
WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
Remember, Our listings are on the Internet. -
Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! I, !
After Hours
Oralia D. Flores (863) 781-2955 John Freeman (863) 781-4084
Noey A.Flores (863) 781-4585 Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891
Lawrence A. Roberts (863) 781-4380 cl5:5c


Classifieds-


DIESEL INJECTION repairs,
pumps, turbo, Injectors, can
remove and Install. 863-381-0538.
1:27;8:18p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2010/11 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


1998 LINCOLN TOWN CAR
83,000 miles $4,500 as is, 773-
6169. 4:28;5:5p
CASH NOW! Crooms Used Cars
and Salvage picks up your junk
cars and pays top dollar. Call to
discuss any type of vehicle. 863-
781-3767. 3:3tfc
2005 CHEVY 1-Ton 4 x 4 Duramax
Diesel, 12 ft. flatbed, well-main-
tained, $13,000. 863-832-2084.
4:7-5:5p
Fall seven times, stand up
eight.
-Japanese proverb


15 HP EVINRUDE OUTBOARD, no
gas tank, $150 OBO, 735-0094.
5:5p


LARGE WOOD entertainment
center $300; large round glass
table with six chairs $50; wood
dining table with chairs $250;
OBO. 781-2909. 4:14-5:12p


HANDY PERSON occasionally.
Driver. Double-cab truck. Clean-
up. Repairs. 954-629-4486. 5:5p
NEED A PERSON to stay with
elderly lady, weekends only, dur-
ing the day, 832-0891. 5:5p


2 BR FRAME HOUSE 30,GGG,
$28,600: Must sell, 781-1062. 5:5c


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ALL Riding Mowers (including commercial) "
* $35 plus parts
*. Walk Behind Mowers $10 plus parts *
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4 BR 2 1/2 BATH 2 1/2 Car garage
on 1 acre. 699 Baker St., $60,000,
make offer, 863-412-8932.
4:28;5:5c
MAKE OFFER! MUST SELL!
3 BR, 2 1/2 Bath, new kitchen and
appliances, large laundry room,
huge family room w/fireplace, 2
utility/storage rooms, 3 car cov-
ered carport. Good family neigh-
borhood. $110,000 OBO. 863-832-
2084. Located Riverview subdivi-
sion. 4:7-5:5p
3/2 ON 5 ACRES. 1104 N.
Hollandtown Road. $167,000..
863-245-9582. 10:14-5:26p


WELSUMMER chicks hatched
3/29/11. Cockerels $4.50, pairs
$10. No pullets sold singly. 735-
2400. 5:5p


If you want to recapture
your youth, just cut off his
allowance.
-Al Bernstein


LOST BLACK/BROWN MALE
Chihuahua Dallas McClelland
Road/Sweetwater area, Zolfo. If
found or for Info call 863-445-
3564 If no answer leave message.
5:5p


4 STOCK F150 Rims 863-414-
4634. 5:5p
3BR, 2B HOME, $30,000; flatbed
trailer, $450; 4 boxes commercial
tile, $40; large generator, $500;
863-773-6169. 4:28;5:5p
BUYING GOLD & SILVER COINS,
US paper money, scrap gold and
sliver. Do not sell to hotel buyers.
They buy for melt value. Do not
send scrap gold In the mail. You
get stung. Buying and selling 40
years. Capt. Ed 904-222-4607.
1:6tfc


3 LARGE DOGS, rabies shots $15
or all shots $33.50. Come by All
Creatures Animal Hospital. 5:5c


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Home: (863) 735-0490


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Immaculate, newly remodeled, 3 BR, 2 BA home with barn sits on
2.16 acres in a very desirable country setting & close to town.
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$189,999. Call Mikey @ 781-1698.
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
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Vacation Home REDUCED!!! 2 BR/2 BA mobile
home in Punta Gorda. Located on a deep water
canal that leads into Charlotte Harbor. $98,500!
Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath home recently
remodeled including in-ground pool. Located on
a dead end street in a great neighborhood.
REDUCED TO $205,000!
Nice lot in Torrey community with frontage on
Hole Number 6 of Torrey Oaks Golf Course. Lot
$14,900 Owner will build to suit for just
$159,900!
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful home located in
Briarwood Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath
house with wrap around porch, detached 2 car
garage with office and full bath. Was
$475,000.....Now $379,000!
Lake June House! 4 Bedroom, 4 1/2 Bath with
over 200 feet on Lake June. Includes Jacuzzi,
Sauna, Dock & Boathouse. $780,000


4-5 bedroom, 4 bath custom built home on 9 1/2
acres. County road access, next to Wauchula.
Home is complimented with screened back porch
and in-ground pool. Land also has 7 1/2 acres of
producing nursery. $430,000
A Little Bit Country! Three Bedroom Two Bath
Home on Over Two Acres. Great Area for Horses
or Other Animals or Just Enjoy the Serenity and
Calm of This Popular Part of the County!
$169,500
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house in town. Cute house
with nice landscaping. Only $97,500.
Great home on several large lots in Wauchula.
Never been for sale before. Hardwood floors
under carpet in bedrooms. Central air/heat.
Massive brick fireplace.
3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2 car carport. Asking
$229,000
REDUCED!!! Great 5 acre tract fenced and
ready to build on! $20,000


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Classifi.eds


2 FERRETS WITH 3 story cage,
863-414-4634. 5:5p
CHIHUAHUAS very small, 3 males
to choose from, with certificate,
$150. 863-245-7707, 863-214-
9078. 5:5p
COW WORKING Quarterhorse,
female, 16 hand. 3-4 yr. old Phillie
$2,500. No calls after 9pm. 863-
781-7868. 4:12-5:19p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold In Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh


SAVANNAH SWEET ONIONS for
sale 500 Ib, 773-2295. 5:5p


UPICK Black-eyed peas, $15/bu.
Conchs and zippers coming
soon. In between Wauchula and
Bowling Green, off Hwy 62, 4.5
miles west of US 17, 2949 Center
Hill Road, 863-223-5561. Open
7:30-6:30 7 days a week. 5:5p


4BR/2BA AND 3BR/2BA two story
duplex for sale, good location In
Zolfo Springs. Call 863-781-4529
for Information. 4:28tfc


WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN BUY
31 ft. Holiday Ramber pull-behind
travel trailer. $2,000 OBO, 863-
781-9982. 5:5p


TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT, no
pets, $550 plus $400 deposit,
832-1984. 5:5-6:2p
3/2 HOUSE, FT. GREEN $800,
first, last & deposit, 863-781-4371.
4:28-5:9p
APT. & HOUSES for Rent, 773-
6667. 5:5c
4BR/2BA GOOD LOCATION, nice
two story duplex, freshly painted,
fenced in, fireplace, dishwasher,
with new central AC and heat, for
rent in Zolfo Springs, first and last
months' rent, plus security
deposit. Call (863)781-4529 for
Info. 4:28tfc
3/2 HOME, REAL NICE, complete-
ly remodeled. Good neighbor-
hood. Large yard. $750 monthly.
863-781-2708, 863-735-1158.
4:14-5:12p
3/1 1/2 CB HOME, CHA, fenced
yard. 1st and last. 781-0982.
4:7-5:5p
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


MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
is seeking Member Service Officer applicants for the
Wauchula branch location. Duties include new
accounts, processing and closing loans, cross selling
credit union products and services, and teller transac-
tions. Requirements include a minimum of 2-3 years
previous teller, financial sales and consumer lending
experience. Excellent communication and organiza-
tional skills, a successful sales record, and high school
diploma or equivalent are required. Bilingual, Spanish
and English, helpful. Candidates must be available to
able to work a flexible schedule and rotating Saturdays.
Apply online at www.midflorida.com.
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Azalea Apartments
2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Handicap Unit Available
Rental Rates Beginning at $450
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental Assistance Available for Qualified Applicants

Rental Office:
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL
(863) 375-4138 (TTY 1-800-955-8771)
S Monday Friday
9:00 A.M. 12:00 Noon
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ATTENTIONI 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

Services

THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. 4:28tfc/dh
FT. GREEN GRASS CHOPPERS,
lawn care, pressure washing,
insured. 863-781-0902 or 863-
781-0900. 4;7-5:5p
LAWN AND SMALL PASTURE
maintenance and fertilizing. Brian
941-391-1277. 4:7-5:5p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, decks, con-
crete. Harold Howze Construction
735-1158. RR0050181. 3:17-5:19p
VICKER'S LAWN CARE. Free esti-
mates. No job to big/small. 863-
448-7491. 3:31-6:1 p
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
dh


NEW ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS meeting In Hardee County.
Thursday 7 c.m., 131 South 8th
Avenue, Wauchula. For more Info
call LeAnne at 863-214-8430 or
Bill 239-821-4184. 9:2dhtfc
OVERCOME MEETINGS
(Gillespie) have been moved to
the Women's Club on Wednesday
nights, 7 pm. Come and see!
Kenny Sanders Is the facilitatory.
More information call 773-5717.
6:10tfc
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
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and Installation,
call (863) 773-"448.
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


WANTED: STOVES, refrigerators,
washers & dryers, 767-8822. 5:5c


1 5101 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green 375-4461 |
Mike Adcox Manager





C.N.A.'s FULL TIME ALL SHIFTS
Only Caring, dependable and reliable C.N.A.'s.
79 bed SNF. If you fit this profile and enjoy
working with the elderly, COME JOIN THE
HARDEE MANOR HEALTHCARE TEAM.
Apply in person at:

Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231 c4:285:5c FAX: 863-773-0959



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(Directly Behind Heaven Sent)





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Now offered by Sherry White Ministries
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*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
iii (863) 773-3809, TDD 800-955-8771
..-. Equal Opportunity Employer and Provider c5;5-26c.


HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
now offers pick-up service for
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
9777. 12:16tfc
MISSION THRIFT STORE INC.
123 N. 7th Ave. We need your
donations. Pick-up available. 773-
3069. 3:24tfc
SATURDAY 7-? Five family yard
sale, 289 Georgetown Loop,
Wauchula. 5:5p
THRUSDAY, FRIDAY, Boyd
Cowart. Tools, freezer, air com-
pressor, horse trailer. 5:5p
FRIDAY, 8-?, 310 North 4th Ave.,
Wauchula. Great bargains, furhi-
ture, clothes, dishes. 5:5p
YARD SALE, 747 Popash Rd. 2
family sale. 5:5p
SATURDAY, 8-?, 218 North 9th
Ave. Lots of misc, boys clothes.
5:5p


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FRIDAY, 8-NOON. The Storage
Shack, Carlton Street, Wauchula. *
Antiques, misc. :s5p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-? On Oak
St. across from Turner. 5:5p
SATURDAY, 8-12, no early birds,
3634 E. Main Street, Wauchula.
Toddler 2 & 3T, women's, boy's
(14) clothes, shoes, boots, house
items, tools, western house
decor. Desk & credenza $150.
5:5p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-?, 3978 E.
Main St., Wauchula. New clothes.
5:5p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-3 4635 St.
Rd. 62 across from Ft. Green
Store. 3 house clean out sale.
Everything must go. 5:5p


Hearn's Auto Cleaning Service
ar Wash and Wax
arpet and Seat Cleaning
uff Compounding


Headliners Replaced
Vinyl Top
Motor Cleaning
Hwy. 17 & S.R. 66


(863) 735-1495.


Zolfo Springs


3BR 2 1/2 Bath 3,000 SF Wrap Around
Porch, Wood Floors, 10 Acres with Large
Oaks 258 S. Hollandtown Rd., Wauchula

Wendell and Areca Cotton are moving to
Nashville, Tennessee due to her health. So,
their home is for sale.

PRICE NEGOTIABLE
Call For An Appointment 863-773-5754





HARDEE CAR COMPANY
A D


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


V Foreign and Domestic Cars / Diesel Engines
/ Gas or Diesel Manual or Automatic Transmissions .
ucensedand insured Reg.#IOndou
. "No job's too big."


ROBBY SHERRYY AlBRITTON
LABOR SERVICES & SOLUTIONS






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


Wauchula
acrosss tfr.m First National Bank)
Monday Thursday
10 am to 7 pm
773-6667 Wauchula Hills
(Comer of Hwy 17 and REA Rd.)
Friday & Saturday
Billy Hill 10 am to 7:30 pm
Owner 773-2011


Ruby


MUST SELL!
$15,750
Recent 16,000 spent overhauling generator & cosmetics.
Including complete new towing package with lights.
Unit In Mint Condition!
43,000K









Sell For Cash, Gold, Silver or Rare Coins
Purchased in August, 2010 '25,000 Invested
Developed macular degeneration in eye, can not drive at night.
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8B The Herald-Advocate, May 5, 2011






__The

Letter To The Editor

Florida's Prisons Have

About 30,000 Employees


Dear Editor,
Day after day correctional
officers throughout the state
enter places where most citi-
zens never want to go-correc-
tional institutions. Behind those
wired fences and steep walls
live inmates who broke laws
and threatened society, in some
cases violently and with no
remorse. The work environment
of a prison system offers a
unique set of workplace chal-
lenges and often provides few
rewards.
By the same token, probation
officers put themselves at risk
when they make field visits to


probationers' and parolees' re-
sidences and places of employ-
ment, often in high-crime areas,
during all hours of the day and
night, on holidays and week-
ends, with the purpose of
enhancing public safety. Pro-
bation officers accept a chal-
lenging role in the community:
they are responsible for main-
taining public safety by enforc-
ing conditions of supervision,
while at the same time provid-
ing guidance and referrals to
assist this diverse population in
becoming productive, law-abid-
ing citizens.
Governor -Scott has declared


-k
SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida.edu/hr/


FACULTY POSITIONS
INSTRUCTOR, DEVELOPMENTAL MATHEMATICS-Full-
time, 9-month position to teach Developmental Mathematics.
Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or a related discipline
required. Master's degree preferred. Related classroom experi-
ence or graduate training in remedial education required.
INSTRUCTOR, BIOLOGY-Full-time, 10-month position to
teach Biology and related courses (predominately human
anatomy & physiology and microbiology). Master's degree in
Biology (or 18 graduate semester hours in Biology and a
Master's degree) required; Ph.D. preferred. Community college
and distance learning experience strongly, preferred. Related
field experience highly desirable.
Both positions will teach in Highlands, Hardee and Desoto
counties beginning in the Fall term (August, 2011). Competitive
salary and benefits including retirement, health/life insurance,
and sick leave. Application review will begin on 5/23/11 and will
continue until appointments are made. Application forms avail-
able in Human Resources, Building I (Avon Park), at any SFCC
campus/center, and on our Web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
cl5:5.12c


PLANNER III
PAY RATE: $38,350.89($18.44/hr) -
$52,867.12($25.42/hr.)
Wanted for the Hardee County Planning and Development
Department. This is a highly responsible professional posi-
tion performing technical work required in the Planning,
Zoning and Mining Departments. Work involves technical
and creative responsibility conducting research and
preparing detailed studies on land use, zoning, and other
areas of comprehensive planning activities. Work also
includes review of site plan applications and involvement
with other development review processes. Knowledge of
general land use law, general land use principles and local
government organizations. Possess a working knowledge
of State and Federal land use laws, including Ch. 163 F.S.
and Ch. 380 F.S. Position requires a (4) Four-year degree
in Public Administration, Planning or related field. (2) Two-
years experience in Planning, Zoning, or Public
Administration. Preference given to those individuals with
a Master's degree in Urban Planning.
Complete job description and application forms posted on
the County website: www.hardeecounty.net. Please send
applications to the Human Resources Department, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone: (863) 773-
2161. EOE F/M/V. Position is open until filled. ci5:5c


L AMBER TR
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue '
Wauchula, FL 33873
NEIGHBORHOOD LIVING AT ITS FINEST!
Lovely, quality, 3B/2.5Bth home, large rooms,
new kitchen, plenty of storage inside plus 12x18
detached utility, double garage and screened
12xi6 porch. $169,000
Convenient location for this older home in
Wauchula, 3B/2Bth, ceramic tile floors, new
appliances, perfect yard for entertaining, near
shopping and post office. $120,000
Hydroponic Farm 8.91 acres with barn, cool-
er, seed house, green houses; everything needed
to produce your fruit and vegetables. $225,000
ESTATE HOME in Wauchula; 4 B/2Bth,
screened front porch, carport. OWNER WILL
FINANCE FOR QUALIFIED BUYER! Call
Delois for more information. $68,900

12 SERVICE YOU
DX)RIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker


D)ELOIS JOHNSON


Classifieds


the week of May 1-7, 2011 as
Correctional Employees Week,
to honor the correctional and
probation officers, and all cor-
rections employees who fulfill
their duty to protect the public
every day of the year.
Department of Corrections
employees serve a vital role in
the criminal justice system, dili-
gently working to keep the pub-
lic safe from dangerous crimi-
nals, while providing coordinat-
ed rehabilitative services to
ensure our inmates' successful
re-entry into Florida's commu-
nities. Those working in this
profession deserve the thanks
and appreciation of all Floridi-
ans for their vigilance and dedi-


cation. We need only remember
the death of Correctional
Officer Colonel Greg Malloy,
who lost his life this year in the
pursuit of a suspected killer in
Holmes County.
With that in mind, I encour-
age the citizens of Florida to
join me in celebrating Correc-
tional Employees Week, May
1-7, 2011 and to share in recog-
nizing the exemplary work cor-
rectional employees carry out
day after day.
Whether the staff member is
a correctional officer, probation
officer, administrative staff,
maintenance worker, or coun-
selor, FDOC employees are
dedicated to changing offender


For the week ended April 28, 2011

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipt totaled 5,857 head,
compared to 6,884 last week, and 6,758 a year ago. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to last week: Slaughter cows and bulls were steady to
1.00 lower, feeder steers and heifers were steady to 4.00 lower.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No, 1-2
200-300 lbs 150.00-190.00
300-400 lbs 130.00-177.50
400-500 lbs 129.00-165.00

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 120.00-175.00
300-400 lbs 118.00-155.00
400-500 lbs 107.00-131.00


TopSy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994
Topsy See
Hwy 17 frontage-1BR 1 Bath home sits on 50 x 152 lot in Bowling
Green. $84,500.
Beautiful secluded property in Golf View. 8.8 ac with 2 building sites.
$75,000
1 ac. high & dry. Approx. 269 ft. road frontage-deed restricted.
$29,900.
Very nice 1980 M.H. 1982 sq. ft., fully furnished, move in ready,
includes linens, dishes, cookware, TV, most anything you will need.
This is a great buy at $W. REDUCED $42,000.
3BR 2 Bath DW. All appliances, window treatments, ceiling fans
included. Very nice home in excellent condition. Sets on 5.2 ac.
J24W REDUCED $127,500.
3 BR 2 Bath 1987 DW 1890 sq. ft. all the extras including security
system. 5 acres with beautiful oaks and stocked pond. $115.000.
cl5:5c


Known for his famous ride
in 1775 and his work as a
silversmith, Paul Revere is
said to have put ads in a
Boston newspaper offer-
ing his services as a den-
tist.





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 a
863-382-0600


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Steve Johnson
16.5 Acres with 3B/2Bth M/H, a total of 5 wells
on this beautiful property surrounded by large
oaks. $195,000
NEW PRICE for this 2B/lBth M/H with nice
yard and large screened porch; completely fur-
nished. $29,000
MAKE OFFER ON 5 ACRE TRACT beauti-
ful home site, paved road frontage. $65,000
STORAGE UNITS 30 units in excellent condi-
tion; very good rate of occupancy. Call Delois.
$55,000
5 Acres with large oaks and open field; very
secluded. $40,000
5 Acres "Native Florida" tract; plenty of
wildlife. $22,500


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KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker


STEVE JOHNSON


781-0518


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227-0202


behavior and improving out-
comes, thereby ensuring suc-
cessful reentry into Florida
communities.
Florida's correctional em-
ployees in prisons and in our
communities work bravely and
tirelessly in hazardous condi-
tions for the benefit of the citi-
zens of Florida. I cannot fully
express how proud I am of the
Department's approximately
30.000 employees who do so


Nancy Craft
832-0370


NEW LISTING!! 5.3 Acre tract zoned F-R,
with a 52 x 101 ft. slab ready for building.
Pond in back of property. Listed (@ $79,900.
NEW LISTING!! 3 Bedroom/ 2 Bath One
Owner Home, well maintained, could be
used for office, across from County
Courthouse, Extra lot including with price.
$110,000
REDUCED!! $79,900!! SEBRING!! Nice 2
Bedroom, 2 Bath CB home with central heat
& air, refrigerator, dishwasher, washer/ dryer,
screened rear porch, view of golf course,
one car carport.
RIVERVIEW!! Residential lot, Priced @
$11,900
RETIRED!! AVION PALMS RESORT!! M/H
LOT Priced ( $30,000
REDUCED!! $139,900 3B/2Bth CB home
within city limits of Wauchula, central
heat/air, and much more. Call today!!!
THE BLUFFS!! Retirement Community! 1
Bedroom, 2 Bath M/H including lot. Call
today for more Information. $53,000
PRICED TO SELL!! $65,000!! 2BR/2Bth
House with extra lot, central heat/air, One car
garage, citrus, out buildings for workshop
and storage. Original owners. Call Nancy for
more information.
ONLY $75,000 Charming two story home
with 5 Bd, 1.5 Baths Includes original claw
foot bath tub and glass door knobs for
'antique lovers. Wood floors throughout
Many extras and walking distance to main
street.
Lakefront Property on Lake Jackson! This 3
bedroom, 3 bath home has carport,
detached garage, large family room and two
screened porches. 90 Feet of Lakefront with
Dock. $199,900


much for their communities and
for our great state. For these
reasons Governor Rick Sco.tt
and I urge all Floridians to
extend thanks and gratitude to
all correctional employees
throughout the state.

Sincerely,
Edwin G. Buss
Secretary
Florida Dept. of Corrections
Tallahassee


Joe L


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(863) 773-2128


REALTORS
IJOEEL. DAVIS
S- JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REACTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
Sandy a n www.joeldavis.com
(863) 832-0130 REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
You may qualify to receive a grant
for down payment assistance on your new home.
PRICE REDUCED! 38.5 ac on Ideal for farming! 21.86 ac
the Peace Riser W/lots of beauti- pasture is fenced, has well, close
ful oaks. pines and palmettos! to town. 5186.500!
Pole barn & 2BR/2B, MH.
49Pole barn & Imagine your new home in the
perfect setting! Beautiful 31 ac
Beautiful naltie Florida! Se- pasture in Ona. Fenced &
cludrd 5- ac of wooded land has adorned '%/oak & pine trees.
deeded access to Peace Riser! $230,000!
Canoe, camp, fossil hunt, rela\! Great size for beginning citrus
$90.000! owner! 10 ac \alencia grose
W/tIo 4"" wells. pump, micro-jet
10 acs w/deeded access to irrigation, drain tile $95.000!
Peace Riser, well & septic, lots
of mature trees. $130.000! PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac
farmland "/Nell. pump. fencing
PRICE REDUCED! Pack )our on private road. NOW $65.000!
osernighl bags & head to this Escape the gridlock! One-room
peaceful retreat! 5: ac fenced rustic cabin sits on 22 ac
w/lots of oaks. pond. creek, fenced pastureland w/estab-
12\20' shed. $590000! lished oaks. 4" well. 2 barns.
prisale rd! $175.000!
40+ acs farmland, 8" well.prae rd! $75.000!
pased rd frontage. near PRICE REDUCED! 333 ac
Wauchula. $360,000! ranch has pasture, irrigation
system. 12" well. 3BR/3BA two-
PRICE REDUCED! High & stori home. 3.000 ft landing
drs pastureland! 10 ac strip. $1.165,500!
improved, fenced land on pri- 3-1 ac fenced pastureland on
%ale rd i, attractive homesite. or private graded rd in Zolfo
perfect for callle/horses! Springs. Two welLs. Greenbelt
$110)000! qualified. $238.000!

REALTOR -SSOCIATES AFTER BOURS
KENNY SANDERS~._781-0153 SANDY LARRISON.. 832-0130
KAREN O'NEAL ...... 781-7623 MONICA REAS...... 781-0888
DAVID ROYAL...... 781-3490
HIGCHWIY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULLA. FL 3873 c5:5c


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


Richard Dasher
781-0162


Victor Salazar
245-1054


MUST SEE TO BELIEVE!! If your family
enjoys the outdoors, you must see this
unique listing that brings outdoor living with
you. Features 6 outbuildings includes 2,000
SF. Barn w/23ft ceilings, work Shop, storm
room, outdoor kitchen w/stainless steel fix-
tures, fire pit, potting shed, large gazebo
overlooks pond-well stocked w/fish, include
aerator, outbuildings w/pens and fenced.
Also 14 x 60 MH sealed in rough cut pine,
front and back porches. Trees and main-
tained lawn MUCH MORE, Call Nancy for
Appt. Priced ) $175,000
NEW LISTING!! Quiet Family Home!! 3
Bedroom, 2 Bath Brick home, outside of city
limits, on a no traffic road with large oaks,
outbuilding and alarm system. $175,000
NEW LISTING! 5 Acres on Terrell Road. Has
been Re-Zoned R-1 for multifamily-Single
Family Homes. $75,000
AVION PALMS RESORT!! 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath
Mobile and Lot. $75,000
JUST REDUCED!! WAS! $38,000 -
NOW!!-$34.500!! 2 BR, 2 Bath-Mobile
home in Good condition, w/ central heat and
air, partially furnished, 10X23 screened
porch, 2 car carport, all with insulated roofs,
2 outdoor sheds for workroom and storage,
all sitting on a 100 x 110 size lot. NICE AREA
and must see to appreciate. Call Nancy -
863-832-0370.
Love The Country? Look No More!! 4
Bedroom, 2 Bath Double Wide Mobile Home
located on 4.81 acres. Priced (@$110.000.
$72,500 2 Bedroom, 1 bath home outside
city limits on 2.4 acres. Conveniently located
between Wauchula and Avon Park.
GO TO: HomePath.com For More Fannie
Mae Properties.


863-832-3399
354 Bostick Road Bowling Green, FL
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10B The Herald-Advocate, May 5, 2011


Darlings

(Held Out From Last Week)
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's still too close to tell.
The final standings in the 8-
and-under youth softball divi-
sion are so very close. With
only a pair of games last week,
it's coming down to final num-
bers. The Little Cypress Golf
Course Sweet Tarts had statisti-
cal lead at 7-4 (.636), with the
AG Comp Solutions Power
Puffs at 6-4 (.600).
The Harvest Aviation Babes
are at 5-4 (.556), just ahead of
the Sevigny & Timmerman Eye
Care Heartbreakers at 5-5
(.500). The CF Industries
Pqaches trail the division.
Play goes back to April 11,
when the early game was a
makeup of the March 28 rainout
between Harvest Aviation and
AG Comp Solutions, which
won this game 8-6.
Tori Durden and Shaniah
Hodges each circled the bases
twice for AG Comp, while
Michelle Patterson, Joe Harned,
Zyann Parker and Petra Gaitan
crossed home plate once each.
Also playing for AG Comp are
Treasure Camel, Riley Kate
Albritton, Olivia Rice, Lilianna
"Lilly" Plata and Saige Ward.
For Harvest, Renell Elizabeth
Herrera rounded the bases three
times. Rebekah Erekson, Trin-
ity Her and Skylar Tatum each
made a trip to home plate. Also
playing for Harvest were Ba-
leigh Herrera, Genesis Silva,
Nicole Martinez, Kaylee Gib-
son, Emma Eures and Gisele


Almost'

Garcia.
In a game on an alternate
field on April 11, Little Cypress
cruised past CF 10-4.
Lucia Galvez touched home
plate three times for Little
Cypress. Abby Johnson and
Kaylie Grice each added twin
scores and Valeria Montanez,
Annabell Servin and Kya
Batiste each scored once. Other
Cypress players are Tulsi Patel,
Leah Hall, Gracie Lopez, Sa-
mantha Montes and Callie
Eisenhauer.
Katie Brandeberry, Yesaily
Martinez, Lee Anna Reas and
Jayden Hayes each put a run on
the board for CF. Other playing
for CF were Savannah Conerly,
Faith Davis,. Drew Beattie,
Hailey Bryant and Alexis
Hagood.
On April 14, on one field
Harvest nipped CF 5-4.
Her scored twice for Harvest,
with Erekson, Renell Herrera
and Silva each adding a solo
score.
For CF, Reas and Hays each
put a pair of runs on the board.
In the alternate April 14
game, Sevigny tootled past
Little Cypress 16-7.
Ebony Lamy and Lahna
Christian each circled the bases
three times for Sevigny. Sailor
Ullrich, Chloe Martinez, Mad-
ison "Madi" White and Haven
Rimes each added twin tallies
and Macy Grace Tyson and
Valerie Martinez had solo
scores. Other Sevigny players
are Josie Nichols, Myia Lamy,
Mia Cabrera and Mady Tyson.


Through CARING CRANES

Montanez and Grice scored
twice apiece for Little Cypress.
with Johnson and Hall each
adding a run.
In the only game on April 15,
AG Comp stopped Harvest 15-
8.


Plata paced AG Comp with
three trips to home plate, while
Camel, Durden, Harned,
Hodges and Gaitan each scored
twice. Patterson and Albritton
each added a run.
Erekson put three scores in
the book for Harcest. Renell
Herrera added two more, and
Her, Tatum and Baleigh Herrera
added one apiece.
There were only two games
played last' week, both on
Thursday evening.
Sevigny upset AG Comp 10-
6 in one game, while Little
Cypress downed CF 12-1 in the
other.
Chloe Martinez and Valerie
Martinez were the only Sevigny
batters to come home twice
apiece. Ullrich, White, Chris-
tian, Macy Tyson, Rimes and
Cabrera added the other runs.
Durden and Harned each
scored twice for AG Comp,
while Patterson and Hodges
each added a run.
Grice and Montanez each
scored three times for Little
Cypress. Galve and Patel added
twin tallies and Eisenhauer and
Johnson added one each.
Beattie was the only batter
for Little Cypress to get all the
way home, while several others
were stranded on the base paths.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Fifth-grade students at Zolfo Springs Elementary School have folded 301 paper cranes
to help young disaster victims in Japan. The OshKosh B'gosh clothing company Is
sponsoring a relief program called "Cranes for Kids." For every origami crane the com-
pany receives, it will donate one piece of clothing to children in Japan. It will also send
the cranes to company stores there. Last year, most of these ZSE students were intro-
duced to the story "Sadako and the Thousand Cranes" and the Japanese belief that If
one folds 1,000 cranes, a wish will be granted. They also learned some basic folds.
Now, students in Laura Wells' class are shown above with their cranes. Below are three
students who helped media specialist Jenny Clark teach the fifth graders how to cre-
ate origami cranes, which can be pretty tricky at first. They are (from left) Gary Jaimes,
Hector Torres and James Vue.


GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR EMPLOYMENT


Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy for general requirements for employment.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 (2), 1001.42 FS.
Specific Law Implemented: 1012.27, 1012.32 F.S.
6A-1.0503 SBER
Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING
THE REVISIONS OR MODIFICATION IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide for general
requirements for employment as a principal, director, assistant principal or member of the instructional staff by
adoption of recommendations from the Superintendent of Schools.
RULE NO. 3.04
SUBJECT: SELECTION PROCEDURES FOR MEMBERS OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy for selection procedures for members of the
instructional staff.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.42 F.S.
Specific Law Implemented: 1012.22, 1012.27, 1012.33 F.S.
Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING
THE REVISIONS OR MODIFICATION IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide selection proce-
dures for members of the instructional staff including qualifications, recruitment, applications, interviews and
selection by adoption of recommendations from the Superintendent of Schools.
RULE NO. 3.05
SUBJECT: APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy for appointments and reappointments of per-
sonnel.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1 1.41 F.S.
Specific Law Implemented: 1012.22, 1012.27 F.S.
Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING
THE REVISIONS OR MODIFICATION IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide for appointments
and reappointments of administrative and instructional personnel by adoption of recommendations from the
Superintendent of Schools.
RULE NO. 3.10
SUBJECT: CONTRACTS
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy for awarding contracts to principals, directors,
or members of the instructional staff.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41(2) F.S.
Specific Statutory Authority: 1012.33 F.S.
Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING
THE REVISIONS OR MODIFICATION IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide for participation in
general inservice education programs and orientation programs for new teachers by adoption of recommen-
dations from the Superintendent of Schools.
RULE NO. 3.17
SUBJECT: CERTIFICATION
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy of certification for instructional staff.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41(2) F.S.
Specific Statutory Authority: 1012.55, 1012.56 F.S.
Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING
THE REVISIONS OR MODIFICATION IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide eligibility of meet-
ing the required qualifications and continued employment of instructional personnel.


RULE NO. 3.36
SUJBECT: TERMINAL PAY BENEFITS
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy for terminal sick pay benefits.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41(2) F.S.
Specific Statutory Authority: 1012.65, 1012.61 F.S.
Preliminary"Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING
THE REVISIONS OR MODIFICATION IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide for terminal sick
pay benefits at the time of normal retirement or death by adoption of recommendations from the
Superintendent of Schools.
RULE NO. 3.39
SUBJECT: SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy for substitute teachers.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41(2) F.S.
Specific Statutory Authority: 1012.56, 1012.35 F.S.
120.091(9)(b)1, F.S.
Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING
THE REVISIONS OR MODIFICATION IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule:. The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide for selection,
duties, fingerprinting, and eligibility of substitute teachers by adoption of recommendations from the
Superintendent of Schools
RULE NO. 3.40
SUBJECT: EXPERIENCE FOR SALARY PURPOSES
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy for recognizing teaching experience for salary
purposes.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41(2) F.S.
Specific Statutory Authority: 1012.23, 1011.60(4) F.S.
6A-1.081 SBER
Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING
THE REVISIONS OR MODIFICATION IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide for recognizing
teaching experience in Florida public schools, in public schools outside of Florida, in private schools and in
the military for salary purposes by adoption of recommendations from the Superintendent of Schools.
RULE NO. 3.41


SUBJECT: SALARY PAYMENTS
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule estate
administrative staff.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41(2) F.S.
Specific Statutory Authority: 1012.22, 1011.60(4) F.S.
6A-1.052 SBER
Preliminary Text:


blishes a policy for salary payments for instructional and


A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING
THE REVISIONS OR MODIFICATION IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools

Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide for salary pay-
Workshop will be held at a time and dated to be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on these proposed revisions is to request, in writing, a
hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writing, within 21 days after pub-
lication of this notice. The request shall specify how the person requesting the public hearing would be affect-
ed by the proposed rule revisions or modifications. The School Board, upon appropriate request, shall give
affected persons an opportunity to present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submitted to the agency
regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and to incorporate
. them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may incorporate material by reference
into the proposed rules.
Notice: If you need accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify, David Durastanti, the
Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule revisions or modifications, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rules shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section 120.54(3) (e), Fla.
Stat.


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RULE NO. 3.03
SUBJECT:


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF RULE REVISIONS or MODIFICATIONS
Date: April 28, 2011





May 5, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 11B


Darlings Down To One Game


By JOAN SEAMAN Cypress players to get all the
Of The Herald-Advocate way to home plate. Abby
The Dixie Darlings age 8 and Johnson and Samantha Montes
under youth softball division is were each stranded twice. Other
down to its final game. Cypress players are Kaylie
As of the end of last week, ,Grice, Lucia Galvez, Annabell
AG Comp Solutions had just Servin, Tulsi Patel, Leah Hall,
about wrapped up the season, Callie Eisenhauer and Kya
,vith an 8-4 (.667) record, while Batiste.
Little Cypress Golf Sweet Tarts In the Tuesday late game,
and Sevigny & Timmerman Sevigny swept past CF 13-9.
Heartbreakers were each at 7-5 Ebony Lamy and Madison
(.583). The Harvest Aviation "Mattie" White each came
Babes and CF Industries around to score three times.
Peaches trail the division. Sailor Ullrich scored twice.
On Tuesday of last week, Chloe Martinez, Valerie Mar-
Harvest won 5-2 over Little tinez, Macy Tyson, Haven
Cypress. Rimes and Mady Tyson each
Leadoff batter Renell Herrera chipped in with a run. Other
circled the bases three times for Sevigny players are Lahna
Harvest. Josephy Adams and Christian, Josie Nichols, Mia
Michelle Herrera each added: ;,.Cabrera and Myia Lamy.
run. Other Harvest players ai&. Katie Brandeberry, Yesaily
Trinity Her, Skylar Tatum,' Martinez and Lee Anna Reas
Genesis Silva, Nicole Martinez, each touched home plate twice
Kaylee Gibson, Emma Eures, for CF. Emilee Worden and
and Gisele Garcia. Jayden Hays each added a run.
Valeria Montanez and Gracie Other CF players are Drew
Lopez were the only Little Beattie, Hailey Bryant, Savan-


nah Conerly and Alexis Ha-
good.
On Thursday night, AG
Comp Solutions downed CF
14-6.
Leadoff batter Treasure
Camel and Joe Harned each put
three runs in the book forAG.
Shaniah H odges and Petra
Gaitan had twin tallies and
Michelle Patterson, Tori Dur-
den, Riley. Kate Albritton and
Saige Wad had solo scores.
Othere AG players are Olilvia
Rice, Zyann Parker and
Lilianna "Lilly" Plata.
Brandeberry, Maftinez and
Hays each scored twice for CF.
In the Thursday nightcap, Se-
vigny outscored Harvest 10-4.
Ullrich scored three times for
Sevigny, with Chloe Martinez
and Ebony Lamy with twin
scores and Christian, Rimes and
White adding a run apiece:
For Harvest, Tatum scored
twice and Renell Herrera and'
Rebekah Erekson each added a
run.


Angels Down To Last 3


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three makeup games are all
that's left of the 2011 season.
The Angels 10-and-under di-
vision is ending its season with
some surprises last week as the
Friendship Foliage Pride up-
ended the Java Caf6 Lady Bugs
and changed the standings a bit.
By week's end, the Bunch
AGCO Cowgirls appeared to
rule the roost with a 7-3 (.700)
record. The American Fruit Co.
Diamonds picked up a win to
go 7-4-1 (.583). With a pair of
losses, Java dropped to 5-5
(.500). Friendship and the
Highland Citrus Pink Sox fol-
low along.
Two of the games last week
were very close. On Tuesday,
Friendship nipped Java 5-4.
1 For Friendship, Alexis Mc-
Bride and Makayla Otero each
put a pair of runs on the board.
Elizabeth McBride added a run.


Other Friendship players are
Sophie Allen, Jasmine Otero,
Amari DeLeon, Destiny Scheel,
Alyssa Gibson, Denali Briones
and Adelina Villafranca.
Java got a run apiece from
Gracie Albritton, Lyndsey
Welch, Tara Hines and Anahi
Cano. Other Java players are
Sarah Carlton, Shelby Spencer,
Taleia Moreno, Madi Magee,
Aubrey Stark and Jaycen
Batiste.
In the early game last
Thursday, American stopped
Friendship 11-3.
Heather Coronado, Stephanie
Derringer and Valerie Lopez
were each twin tally batters for
American. Adding solo scores
were Marisa Rodriguez,
Adrianna Perez, Kareli Plata,
Viviana Flores and Brianna
Valadez. Other American play-
ers are Makayla Benavidez,
Shelby Zeigler and Mallory
Gough.


Alexis McBride, Allen and
Villafranca scored for Friend-
ship.
In Thursday's late game,
Bunch slipped past Java 8-7.
Lilanna "Lilly" Ponce and
Alayna Carranco each circled
the bases twice for Bunch.
Ashlee Patterson, Taylor Bone,
Abigail Erekson and Jocelyn
Villareal each chipped in with a
run. Other Bunch players are
Lilan Salazar, Kyra Wilson and
Miranda Pearson.
Carlton and Stark each scores
twice for Java. Adding a run
apiece were Welch, Moreno and
Batiste.
Highland Citrus did not get to.
play last week. On the Pink Sox
squad are Summer Bond, Alexx
Brant, Rebekah Hinojosa, Han-
nah Revell, Arielle Sanchez,
Darby Sanders, Amber Ussery,
Anabel Ramos, Shelby Groene,
Jasmine Gonzalez and Lilyana
Franco.


Belles Have Full Slate


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 14-and-under Belles
softball division played eight
games last week.
By week's end, the JLC
Harvesting Crushers had a
* slight lead with an 8-1 (.889)
record, but the George Wads-
worth Farm Bureau Insurance
Blaze were close behind at 6-1
(.875). In third place are the
Ullrich's Pitcher Pump Storm at
6-3 (.667). Behind them are the
City of Wauchula Lightning,
State Farm Insurance Thunder
and Central Florida Pump &
Irrigation Slammers.
Games last Monday on
George Heine Field 2 with
Harvesting cruising past State
Farm 16-1.
Jakaysha Lindsey was the
only Harvesting batter to touch
home three times. Hannah Carl-
ton, Shayna Haraned, Makayla
Deuberry, Melissa Perez and
Emily Patarini each crossed
home twice and Briana Aleman,
Arialna Ramos and Jarissa
Lindsey each added a run.
Other players for the Crushers
are Tara McNabb, Blake Car-
michael and Shelby Car-
michael.
Leadoff batter Gemi Saun-
ders was the only State Farm
batter to get all the way to home
plate. Other Thunder players
are Caryssa Johnson, Alyssa
Tatum, Kayla Garay, Maria
Morales, Paige Harbarugh,
Mary Young, Yessenia Cruz,
Tainiqua Blandin, Cristina
Rodrigues and Monica Court-
right.
Meanwhile, on George Heine
Field 3, Farm Bureau outscored
Central Florida 12-7.
Leadoff batter Morgan Wal-
ters circled the bases three'
times for Farm Bureau. Lacey
Cumbee added a pair of runs
and Senida Garcia, Kim Der-
ringer, Selena Macias, Claudia
Klein, Kirsten Ramirez, Tamara
Griffis and Daniela Moran each
added a run. Other Blaze batters
are Amber Dayfert and Josie
Hancock.
Cori Ann Rosales and Halley
Addison each scored twice for
Central Florida. Breanna God-
win, Abigail Vargas and Ana
Delia each chipped in with a


run. Other players for the Slam-
mers are Victoria Braddock,
Tiffany Flores, Michaela V.!-
larreal, Kaela Villegas and
Yasmin Ramirez.
In the late game on Field 3,
Ullrich's nipped Farm Bureau
5-3 in a game with extra
innings.
Alex Ullrich scored in the
first and seventh innings, Ana
Galvez added runs in the fourth
and seventh innings and Darby
Farr added a seventh inning run
for Ullrich's. Other Storm play-
ers are Isabel Abel, Anna
Erekson, Lindsey Cooper,
Courtney Henderson, Mara
Goodwin, Allison Fanrr, Mireya
Mondragon, Samantha Velez
and Hope Elliott.
Walters, Derringer and Day-
fert scored for Farm Bureau.
On Field 2, Wauchula went
past Central Florida in a 15-11
four-inning marathon.
For Wauchula, Sarah Welch,
Ruthie Erekson, Brooke Dixon,
Josie Moore, Gabby Allen and
Nubia Gomez were all twin-
tally batters. Taylor Graham,
Cheyanne Gough and Tori
McCoy each added a run. Also
playing for the Lightning are
Brook Aleman, Illeana Flores
and Kayla Curry.
Godwin, Braddock, Flores
and Rosales each put a pair of
runs on the board for Central.-
Villarreal, Ramirez, Addison
and Delia each added a run.
On Friday night there were
another four games. Wauchula
won 6-5 over State Farm in the
opener on Field 2.
McCoy scored twice for
Wauchula, with Welch, Erek-
son, Allen and Dixon touching
home once each.
Garay scored twice for State


Farm, while Saunders, Johnson
and Young each put a run on the
board
Meanwhile, on Field 3, JLC
Harvesting won 11-2 over
Ullrich's. -,
Jakaysha Lindsey was the
only Harvesting batter to get to
home plate twice. Carlton,
Deuberry, Perez, McNabb,
Aleman, Blake Carmichael,
Jarissa Lindsey, Patarini and
Shelby Carmichael added
scores.
Galvez and Cooper were the
only Ullrich's batters to cross
home plate.
In the second game of a dou-
ble-header, Harvesting won 9-2
over Central Florida.
Jakaysha Lindsey and Shelby
Carmichael were twin-tally bat-
ters for the Harvesters, while
Carlton, Harned, Deuberry,
Jarissa Lindsey and Patarini
added a score apiece.
Rosales and Villegas were the
only Central Florida batters to
get all the way to home plate.
In the late game on Field two,
Farm Bureau downed Wauchula
14-2.
Cumbee, Garcia* and Der-
ringer came around to cross
home plate three times apiece
for Farm Bureau. Walters had
twin scores and Macias, Day-
fert, Ramirez and Griffis each
added a run. .
Erekson and Moore were the
Wauchula batters to get to home
plate.

The meeting of two per-
sonalities is like the con-
tact of two chemical sub-
stances. If there is any
reaction, both are trans-
formed.
-Carl Jung


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12B The Herald-Advocate, May 5, 2011


SOCIETY Is WORSE;


MORE APPARENT EVIL


By JULIA KING
Special To The Herald-Advocate
* Q: What is your name?
A: Nancy Cannon.
Q: Where were you born?
A: Colorado Springs, Colo.
Q: When is your birthday?
A: Sept. 30, 1955.
Q:
Where
did you
go to
school?
A: South High School, in Wichita,
Kan.
Q: How did you get to school?
A: I walked or rode a bike until 11th
grade, then I drove.
Q: How many classes did you have?
Favorite subject?
A: I had seven classes, but only four
when I was a senior. My favorite sub-
ject was business communication.
Q: What time did school start?
A: It was 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., like today.
Q: What grade did you last com-
plete?'
A: I graduated from Kansas High.
Q: How big was your school?
A: There were 742 students in my
graduating class.
Q: Where did you work?
A: Snack Shack at 14 years old.
Q: What kind of chores did you
have?
A: Dishes, laundry, the basics.
Q: What was the main "hangout
spot."
A: The Rec Center, the skating rink,
and the pool hall.
Q: What was growing up like?
A: Much easier than now. More free-
dom because there wasn't bad stuff hap-
pening. It was much safer.
Q: Did you attend church?
A: Yes, the Catholic church.
Q: How was church different?
A: Much stricter.
Q: What were the services like?


A: The services were in Latin.
Q: When was church?
A: Saturday and Sundays.
Q: How was the economy different?
A: Gas was only 34 cents a gallon. If
gas got over 50 cents a gallon, it was
too high to drive anywhere.
Q: How were the stores different?
A: There were more independent
stores. They all sat alone. And we had
no Wal-Marts.
Q: Were there malls?
A: We built our first mall in 1970; it
was called "Town East Mall."
Q: What would you do for fun?
A: Hang out with friends, dance.
Q: Would you say teens act the
same now?
A: No, not at all. They are freer to go
anywhere and to do a lot more.
Q: Did you have all these technolo-
gies?
'A: Most definitely not! We had 8-
track players. No cassettes, no cell
phones, no computers or Internet. We
had to create our entertainment.
Q: Did you attend college?
A: Some external studies.
Q: What was your major?
A: Religion and church studies.
Q: What games did you play for
fun?
A: I loved to shoot pool..
Q: Where you in any sports?
A: No, but I went to several activities,
especially football games.
Q: What was music like then?
A: Easy rock.
Q: What were some popular bands
and singers?
A: Herman's Hermits, Paul Revere &
the Raiders, and the most popular, Kiss.
Q: Did you like those bands?
A: Most of them. I didn't like hard
rock.
Q: How did everyone dress then?
A: Bellbottoms, tie-dyed shirts, or
white Lee jeans and penny loafers. Girls
wore midriff shirts.


Q: Was it similar to today's dress?
A: Yes, it was. What goes around
comes around!
Q: What were your favorite TV
shows?
A: "Happy Days."
Q: Was it an everyday show?
A: No, once a week.
Q: Are you married?
A; Yes, to Ron Cannon, a pastor.
Q: Where did you get married?
A: In Wichita, Kan., on Nov. 1, 1974.
Q: Would you say times are better
now or worse?


A: Technology is better, because we
have more than just TV. Society is
worse. There is more apparent evil.
Back then there was crime, but not near
as much as today.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth gradeYs at
Hardee Senior High School. Each stu-
dent 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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Lindsey Chooses Jacksonvill4


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wildcat running back Jarrius
Lindsey will be playing football
for a college championship
team next season.
Lindsey signed a letter of
intent with Jacksonville Uni-
versity, changing the Wildcat
blue and orange for the aqua
and white of the Dolphins.
Contacted by recruiting coor-
dinator Andy McLeod, and
invited for a visit, Lindsey went
to the Jacksonville campus in
April. "I met all the coaches and


toured the place. met several of
the teams. I also saw the team
doctor, who cleared me to play
football." said Lindsey. who has
battled injuries throughout his
Hardee career.
The latest came during his
late April appearance in the
state weightlifting finals, where
he had a good chance of the
183-pound state title. Few in his
division, even in the heavy-
weight division can manage the
600-pound total Lindsey does.
In the state competition, he was
attempting a 320 in the bench


press when it slipped and fell on
him. Fortunately. although
bruised and quite sore. he will
recover fully.
"It happened so fast. The
spotters were right there and got
it off me," said Lindsey. He
says lifting weights has made
summer practices and football
games a lot easier.
Lindsey said he chose
Jacksonville because it wasn't
too far from home. He plans to
major in business management
and minor in exercise finance,
hoping to open a gym in the


area later in his career.
"I've fortunate to pla
great group here at
They have helped me
successful career here
opportunity to go on," c
ed Lindsey. who will i
Jacksonville the first
August and work with
backs coach Kerry Wel
Hardee Head Coach
Martin was enthusi
Lindsey's future. "I
proud of him. Jarrius
fies what it means
Wildcat. It doesn't m


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Wildcat Football senior Jarrius Lindsey signs his letter of commitment to play ball for the Jacksonville University
Dolphins. Enjoying the moment with him are (seated, to his right) Junior Daniels and (at his left), his mother Stacy
Lindsey; behind him are Athletic Director Andy Judah; Head Football Coach Buddy Martin, little sister Jerisa Lindsey,
grandmother Naomi Lindsey, sister Jakaysha Lindsey, Backs Coach Steve Rewis and older brother Jakarius Lindsey.


everything always goes the way
Swe want it to: being a Wildcat
means that you have the
Character. Attitude. Trust and
Strength to press on, no matter
y with a what obstacle may lie in your
Hardee. path.
have a "Throughout his high school
and the career. Jarrius has had a tremen-
conclud- dous impact on my life. He is a
report to young man that I look up to for
week of his outstanding character and
running integrity. I am very excited to
bb. see what the future holds for
h Buddy Jarrius. and I know he will con-
astic at tinue to have a positive impact
am so on others as he opens another
exempli-. chapter in his life. This is a
to be a great accomplishment, and a
ean that great opportunity. for a great
young man," said Martin.
Lindsey follows in the foot-
steps of another Wildcat who
went to Jacksonville University.
Daniel Irby graduated from the
university there nearly 10 years
ago.
Things have improved a
bunch at Jacksonville Univer-
sity since Head Coach Kerwin
Bell came there in 2007-08. A
former player for the University
of Florida, stepping in as a red-
shirt freshman for an injured
quarterback and rewriting the
Florida passing records. Four
. years later, he was the all-time
leader in passing yards in the
Southeastern Conference.
Bell played for the In-
dianapolis Colts and the
Canadian Football League,
where he set a passing record of
5,000 yards for the Toronto
Argonauts. Since his retirement
from football, he has turned to
coaching. He started a football
program at Trinity Catholic
High School and finished his


high school coaching career
with the Celtics with a 45-15
record and state championship
caliber team. calling on an
atmosphere of expectation of
winning.
In 2010, the Dolphins picked
up championship rings after a
program best 10-1 record,
going 8-0 in the Pioneer
Football League and ranked in
the top 25 Sports Network poll.
It was the team's second Pio-
neer League championship.
They have ranked as high as
18th in the national poll before
settling at 21st by the end of the
season.
In the fall, Jacksonville will
play an all-Football Champion-
ship Subdivision schedule for
the first time in the football pro-
gram's history. The non-con-
ference schedule will bring
national attention to the
Jacksonville program.
"This year's non-conference
schedule is extremely difficult
against three good scholarship
programs," said Bell. "On top
of a tough non-conference
schedule, the Pioneer League
continues to get better each
year, and this year is no differ-
ence. Dayton is back on the
schedule and we have road trips
to Drake and San Diego, two of
the most difficult places to win
at in the league."
The 2011 schedule begins
with a game at The Citadel and
another at Western Illinois. The
first home game is against
Charleston Southern. Other
home games are Morehouse
State, Davidson and Butler. The
season concludes Nov.. 19 at
San Diego.


HONOR RoLL
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Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN
APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CIIURCH
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.

CIIURCII 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 ................ 1:00 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 HIwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School ..... ........... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CIIURCII
Bowling Green
S. lIwy. 17. 375-2253
SUNDAY:
Bible Study .......................... 9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship ..........t....10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:
Discipleship Training
Youth & Adult ................ 6:30 p.m.
AWANA (ages 3-5th grade) ....6:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CIIURCll
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship ................ 5:100 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................ 7:00(X) p.m.

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

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 DI)ixiana St. 375-4191
Domingo De Predicacion ....11:00 p.m.
Martes Esludio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves lDe Predicacion ..........7:00 p.m.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCII
210 E. Broward St. 375-4681
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m
Morning Worship ................1 1:00 a.. m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............... 7:00 p.mn

MACEDI)ONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CIRIURCII
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m .
Morning Service ...............1 1:00 a.nm.
Evening Ser ce .......i...........7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ...7:00 p.m.
('omnmunion-2nd Sun. Eve ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAII BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... ..... 1 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training...... ..... 5:00 p.m.
Evenming Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday\ Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
773-3689 781-5887
Sunday Worship ... ........11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion ....11:00 a.m.
5th Sunday Feast ............ 11:00 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
Murray Road off Hwy. 17
375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion.......... 11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico................ 6:30 p.m.

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

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

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Services,
Evening Worship................. 7:00 p.m.
Kidz C lub...............................7:00 p.m .

ONA

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

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCII
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training.... ............6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ......... 6:00 p.m.

ONA BAPTIST CHURCII
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

UNION BAPTIST CHURCII
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School ................. I0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...........I.. 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 .................... 0:00 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 CIIURCII
322 lanchey 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.
Weidnethsdoi 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 .ir locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCII
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............I 1:00 anm.
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 ...........................9:30 a.m .
W orship Service ..................10:30 a.m
W wednesday ...........................7:30 p.m.
CHIIURCHII OF CHIIRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class.............. 1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men / 'i Leadershlip & Traininig Class -
2nd Sunday of Month........4:00 p.m.
CIIURCII OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF JESUS CHIIRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Ilanclhevy Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament M eeting................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood ............................ I 1:00 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.... 1:00 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
318 W. Main St..
Martes Oracion....................7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio.................... 7:30 p.m.
Viemes Servicio .................. 7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio................10:30 a.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................ 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service.................. 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.
FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper................6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study .....'..7:00 p.m.

FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH
OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School ................9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ................10:40 a.m.
Evening Service ............. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCHl
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
SUNDAY:
Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:
Sr. Adult Bible Study .......... 10:00 a.m.
Church Orchestra.................. 5:00 p.m.
Youth M inistry...................... 6:00 p.m.
Children's Ministry ............. 6:00 p.m.
Legacy of Faith/Mid-Week
W worship ................................ 6:00 p.m .
Adult Choir Rehearsal.....:.... 7:00 p.m.

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

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

FIRST CHURCH OF
TIHE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... .......6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ........................6:00 p.m .
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m,
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
Tuesday Bible Study...........10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Early Morning Worship ........8:30 am.
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....I 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ...7.......7'30 p.m.

THE GOSPELTABERNACLE
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.
IIEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHIURCHI
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts.................9:00 a.m.


Sunday School .....................9:30 a.m.
W orship.............................. 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night l)inner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult CI.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min................ 7:00 p.m.

IIIGIIER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCHIULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship.... I :00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.


WAUCHULA

IGLESIA IIISPANA
FUENTE DE VIDA
501 N. 9* Ave.
M anes ................................ 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 fanmlla 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....................2:00 p.m.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Service ..................10:00 a.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 INTERNACIOIAL
Camnbriadores 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.... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities
(All Ages) .......................... 7:00 p.m.


NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service.................... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service....:...6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
7670023
Morn. Worship
(Ist & 3r Sun.) .................8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3" Sun.
Communion .................... 0:00 a.m.
2" & 4`- Sun.
Divine Worship...............10:00 a.m.
Bible Study ....... .......... 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main
773.5814
Sunday School .....................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................II :00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ... ........7:00 p.m.

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHIITS
MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ..................1.. 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCII
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418


Sunday ................................ 9:00 a.m .
Holy Days .......... .............

ST. MICIIHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CIIURCII
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ................7:00 a mn.
(English) ................ :.:30 a.m.
(Spanish) .................. I 1:00 a.m.
(Creole)....... ......... 1:0 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.


WAUCHULA

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

SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCHII
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ....................9:45 a m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ... .......7:00 p.m.
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday Worship. .................. :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.................................. 10:00 a.m .
Youth Service ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCII
Gardner
Sunday School ..............1....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
CHURCII INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... .......7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ..................11:00 a.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 am.
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 .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.n.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

LIFE CHANGING WORSHIPCENTER
3426 .Oak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday Worship .................. 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

MARANATIIA BAPTIST CHURCH
2465 Oxendine Rd
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
W worship ................... .. ..... 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 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................ 0:00 a.m.
Children's Church.................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ...............1... 0:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................7:30 p.m.

PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........1 1:00 a.m.
..............................................7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ................... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:30 p.mn.
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.


ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship................... 1I a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

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

a SPANISH MISSION
735-9625
Escuela Dominica ..........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ........................... .. 11:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club.....................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.


The owner of a plant said, "For
thiS job I need a responsible man."
"Then I'm your man," said the
applicant. "In all my jobs, when
anything went wrong, I was
responsible."
Care never bothered him. It was
don't care. And half-doing was his
undoing.
But the person who does a little
more work than he's expected to,
and does things a little better than
he's paid to, is the man'who's
going to make a success of his job.
The Living Bible says, "Work
hard and with gladness all the
time, as though workingfor Christ,
doing the will of God with all your
hearts. Remember the Lord will
pay you for each good thing you
do."


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B ooks have the power to change lives; without them our
knowledge of the world is limited. One immortal book
offers beauty, hope and inspiration more than any other.
It is the story of both what has been and what will be. This
book is God's Word, the Bible. In Job 12:13 we read, "To
God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding
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COURTESY PHOTO
It was a good running day for the trio seen above (from
left to right) teacher Regan Davenport, her son Zackary
Durastanti, age 10, and teacher Sean Brown, who com-
peted in the Gasparilla Classic road races in Tampa in
February. Zack ran the 5K (3.1 miles), Brown ran the 8K
(4.8 miles) and Davenport completed the three-part
Beck's Ultra Challenge, which included the 10K (5.9
miles), the 5K and the half marathon of 31.1 miles). All
three finished in the top of their age groups.

The ancient Greeks believed that anyone who drank
from the fountain of Castalia on Mount Parnassus would
be able to write poetry.



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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Mortals make elaborate
plans, but God has the last
word. Humans are satisfied
with whatever looks good;
God probes for what is good.
Proverbs 16:1-2 (ME)
FRIDAY
For the Spirit God gives us is
not one of fear, but the one
to inspire strength, 'love and
self-discipline'.
II Timothy 1:7 (NEB)
SATURDAY
I am expecting the Lord to
rescue me again, so that
once again I will see His
goodness to me in the land
of the living. Don't be impa-
tient. Wait for the Lord, and
He will come,and save you!
Be brave, stout-hearted and
courageous. Yes, wait, and
He will help you.
Psalm 27:13-14 (TLB)
SUNDAY
Rather, now that you know.
God; and are known by Him,
how can you go back to dead
and sterile principles: ...Your
religion is beginriing to be
just a matter of observing
certain days, or months, or
seasons or years.
Galatians 4:9-10 (PME)
MONDAY
God says, "How terrible it will
be for people who call good
things bad and bad things
good, who think darkness is
light and light darkness,, sour
is sweet and ,sweet is sour.
How terrible it will be for peo-
ple who think they are wise
and believe they are clever."
Isaiah 5:20-21 (NCV)
TUESDAY
Behold, two blind men were
sitting by the roadside, when
they heard Jesus was pass-
ing by, and cried out saying,
"Have mercy on us, 0 Lord,
Son of David." ... And Jesus
stood still and called to them,
"What will ye that I should do
unto you?" They said to Him,
"Lord, that our eyes may be
opened." So, Jesus had
compassion on them, and
toutchedIn 4her ere b rbhd
immediately, their e .,re-
Matthew 20:30,32,34 (KJV)
WEDNESDAY
Then the word of the Lord
came to Jeremiah, "I am the
Lord, the God of all mankind.
Is anything too hard for Me?"
Jeremiah 32:27 (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 Translationr (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB),'The Living
Bible.


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HOME-GROWN EAGLE


The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
April 24-30' Listings include
the name of the owner or con-
tractor the address for the proj-
ect, the trpe of work to be done.
and the cost involved. Only
projects valued at S1.000 or
more are listed.
ISSUED
Mark S. Moye. Lake Branch
Road. renovations. S4.975.
Douglas Battey. Shelton
Road. renovations. S2.350.
Douglas Battey. Maxwell
Drive. renovations. $2.400.
Susan Davies. Hollandtown
Road. manufactured home.
$75.000.
Anderson and Belinda Fra-
zier. Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave.. renovations. $1.000.
John Laborda. Bailey Road.
renovations. $2.700.
Martin Wohl. Mineral Branch
Road. new construction.
$700.000.
Bridges Medical Supplies.
West Main Street. renovations,
$6,000.
BUILDING BLOCKS
From the beginning, building
codes have evolved from disas-
ters. Mostly large-scale death
and destruction occurred and
then a code change was made.
Some examples are the San
Francisco fifes and the Chicago
fires. Hurricanes in our own
state have also played a large
part in the changes that have
taken place in Florida's Build-
ing Code since hurricanes An-
drew and Charlie.


COURTESY PHOTO
Former Wauchulan Ben Carlton, who now resides near
Statesboro, Ga., forwarded this photo taken during the
spring game at Georgia Southern University, where Eagle
Ezayi "Izzy" Youyoute was playing during the Blue-White
game played on April 15. Blue (Ezayi's squad) lost 21-20.
The 2009 Hardee grad is among two dozen74 freshmen
on the squad and eight players on the 2011 squad who
are from Florida. The fall season begins Sept. 3 at
Samford University in Birmingham, Ala. and ends Nov. 19
at Tuscaloosa, Ala at Alabama. Home games at Paulson
Stadium include, Tusculum, Western Carolina, Chatta-
nooga, Furman, Presbyterian College and The Citadel for
Homecoming on Nov. 5.

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being good every day.


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Jewish Temple Will Be Rebuilt
Is it scriptural that the Jewish temple will be rebuilt in the
last days? It is said that before Jesus returns, a temple will
be constructed on the site where just so happens a Muslim
Mosque now sits. It is thought that in 2nd Thessalonians
Chapter 2, for the antichrist to sit in the temple, there must
be a temple for him to sit. Jesus spoke of another temple
that He was going to build and it was "not" going to be
built with stone or nails, but of "living stones" (I Peter 2:5).
In Ephesians 2:19-22, it shows the components of this new
temple to be "His people" resting on the foundation of the
apostles and prophets with Jesus Himself being the chief
cornerstone. When the veil of the temple ripped in two at
Jesus death, the sacrificial service in an earthly temple
expired by limitation for it was Jesus that was symbolical-
ly pointed to by the temple services. So in view of the
scriptures, it is easy to see that for the antichrist to sit in the
temple, all that he would have to do is be someone that
occupies the position of supreme authority over worldwide
Christian affairs and is thought of as such by a large num-
ber of professed Christian followers. Related scriptures
show his influence is very strong over secular matters as
well.

You should write to this address to request more
on this soul saving Bible subject.

Send to:
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P0RO. Box 2385
Wauchula, FL 33873
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Playing ball for the Friendship Foliage Pride are (first row,
right to left) Sophie Allen, Destiny Scheel and Makayla
Otero; (middle row) Adelina Villafranca, Elizabeth
McBride, Jasmine Otero and Alyssa Gibson; (third row)
Denali Briones, Michaela Klein, Alexis McBride and
Amari DeLeon; (back) coaches John McBride and John
Scheel.


Flying around the bases for the American Fruit Co. Batting for the Bunch AGCO Cowgirls are (first row, from
Diamonds, are (seated, from left) Heather Coronado, left) Jocelyn Villarreal, Lilian Salazar, Ashlee Patterson
Viviana Flores and Brianna Valadez; (kneeling) Stephanie and Miranda Pearson; (second row) Avery Bunch, Taylor
Derringer, Kareli Plata and Makayla Benavidez; (stand- Bone and Lilanna Ponce; (third row) Chastady Flores,
ing) Valerie Lopez, Marisa Rodriguez, Mallor Gough and Alayna Carranco, Kyra Wilson and Abigail Erekson;
Adrianna Perez; (back) coaches Amber Steedley, Rene (back) coaches Keith Patterson, Roy Carranco and Adam
Benavidez and Kim Benavidez; (missing) Shelby Zeigler. Bunch.


pEiapampgwrs p, ; v --= -n.. -. 71 ,B ,
Coming home for the Java Cafe Ladybugs are (front row, Hitting the ball for the Highland Citrus Pink Sox are (first
left to right) Madi Magee, Lyndsey Welch and Jaycen row, left to right) Hannah Revell, Shelby Groene and
Batiste; (middle row) Aubrey Stark, Taleia Moreno and Anabel Ramos; (second row) Alexandra Brant, Summer
Tara Hines; (third) Sarah Carlton, Gracie Albritton and Bond, Lilyanna Franco and Rebekah Hinojosa; (third
Shelby Spencer; (back) coaches Dusty Albritton, Mark row) Darby Sanders, Amber Ussery, Jasmine Gonzalez
Magee and Terry Hines; (missing Laura Ordehi and and Angelina Sanchez; (back) coaches Troy Brant, Mike
Amahi Cano. Revell and Scott Sanders.


Angels Softball


Winding Down


(Held Out From Last Week)
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's down to the final week of
the season for the 10-and-under
youth softball team.
Including rainouts, there
were a half dozen games yet to
be played to finish up the sea-
son. At this time. it appears that
the Bunch AGCO Cowgirls
have a slight advantage with a
6-3 (.667) record. but the Java
Cafe Lady Bugs are close at 5-3
(6.25). The American Fruit Co.
Diamonds are at 6-4-1 (.545)
and the Highland Citrus Pink
Sox and Friendship Foliage
Pride follow along.
There were four games
played last week. two on Tues-
day and two on Thursday.
In the Tuesday opener. High-
land Citrus nipped Friendship
Foliage 4-2.
Lilyana "Lily" Franco and
Amber Ussery came home in
the second inning for Highland.
Shelby Groene and Hannah
Revell added another pair of
runs in the fourth inning. Other
Highland players are Anabel
Ramos. Darby Sanders. Alexx
Brant. Rebekah Hinojosa.
Jasmine Gonzalez. Summer
Bond and Arielle Sanchez.
Amari DeLeon and Alexis
McBride scurried home for
Friendship in the fourth inning.
Other Friendship players are
Elizabeth McBride. Alyssa
Gibson. Jasmine Otero. Destiny
Scheel. Sophie Allen. Denali
Briones. MaKayla Otero and
Michaela Klein.
In the Tuesday nightcap. Java
Cafe swept American Fruit Co.


10-0.
Sarah Carlton was the only
Java batter to touch home three
times. Gracie Allen came home
twice and Lyndsey Welch. Tara
Hines. Shelby Spencer. Taleia
Moreno and Madi Magee each
chipped in with a run. Aubrey
Stark and Jaycen Batiste did not
get all the way home.
None of the American players
were able to get to home plate.
Playing for American are
Heather Coronado. Stephanie
Derringer. Valerie Lopez.
Makayla Benavidez. Marisa
Rodriguez. Adrianna Perez.
Mallory Gough. Shelby Zeigler.
Karelia Plata. Viviana Flores
and Brianna Valadez.
In the early game on Thurs-
day. Bunch AGCO won 9-1
over Friendship.
Ashlee Patterson and Alayna
Carranco had twin tallies for
Bunch. Lilanna "Lilly" Ponce.
Taylor Bone. Lilian Salazar and
Chastady Flores added a run
apiece. Other Bunch players are
Kyra W ilson. Miranda Pearson.
Abigail Erekson and Jocelyn
Villarreal.
DeLeon was the only Friend-
ship player to cross home plate.
In the week's finale, the
Thursday late game. American
won 10-4 over Highland Citrus.
Zeigler and Coronado circled
the bases twice each for
American. Derringer. Lopez.
Benavidez. Perez. Flores and
Valadez also crossed home
plate.
Ramos. Revell. Ussery and
Gonzalez each put a run on the
board for Highland.


Everyone wno's ever taken a shower has an idea. It's the
person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does
something about it who makes the difference.
-Nolan Bushnell


Bayonets are believed to have been invented by Basque
soldiers in the 17th century who stuck their knives at the
ends of their muskets after running out of gunpowder on
the Bayonette Ridge.


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that Jolene Funding LLC,
the holder of the following certificate has filed said
certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The
certificate number and year of issuance, the descrip-
tion of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 773 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2007
Description of Property:
10 AC NE1/4 OF SE1/4 OF NW1/4
26 34S 26E
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RE-
CORD.
Name in which assessed: G.C. RANSONE AND
FRANK GUESS
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be.redeemed according
to law, the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
25th day of May, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 15th day of April, 2011.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 2
By: Laura L. Barker, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252011TD003XXXX
4:21-5:21 c


AMENDED NOTICE OF TAX


FOR SCHOOL CAPITAL OUTLAY


The School Board of Hardee County will soon consider a

measure to amend the use of property tax for the capital

outlay projects previously advertised for the 2008 to 2009

school year.


New projects to be funded:

MAINTENANCE, RENOVATION AND REPAIR

Hardee Senior High-replace chiller

Wauchula Elementary-re-roof building #5 ESE

and #6 media center


All concerned citizens are invited to a public hearing to be

held on May 9, 2011 at 5:01 PM., in the School Board meet-

ing room located at 230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula,

Florida.


A DECISION on the proposed amendment to the projects

funded from CAPITAL OUTLAY TAXES will be made at this

meeting.

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May 5, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 5C


Museum Musings
By Sandy Scott
Cracker Trail Museum Curator

BROTHER, CAN YOU SPARE THE TIME?
"Brother, can you spare a dime?"
Perhaps only a small percentage of folks in Hardee County
"will recognize that phrase. It's actually a song that was written in
1932. Those who lived during that period will remember it as one
they would not want to repeat for the heartaches that it represent-
ed.
"Brother, can you spare a dime" spoke honestly about the
plight of the average man on the street. It was made popular during
a time that this country experienced some of its bleakest moments,
The Great Depression. The song was actually considered to be the
anthem of the Depression years.
But it was also a time that Americans pulled together and made
the best with what they had, having a "keep your chin up, things
will get better" attitude.
They ate bean soup several times a week if they could
afford the beans to prepare it. They walked to work if they were
fortunate enough to have a job. They entertained themselves at
home if they still had one.
In October 1929 the stock market crashed, bringing America's
economy to a grinding halt. The Great Depression had invaded our
tranquil homes. It was an era of long bread lines, bankruptcies and
hungry sharecroppers that would last through most of the 1930s.
But Americans were a caring people and they didn't complain.
They lived through it and many of their sons and daughters would
become a part of an era in which another phrase would be coined:
The Greatest Generation.
They would be the generation of youngsters who helped their
families during the Great Depression of the 1930s and who would
further give of themselves in the service of their country in the
1940s.
Depression years were bleak years. It was a time of doing


From The Heart
By David Kelly


FISHING IS FUN!
There is nothing quite like catching a fish.
I'm not sure I'm a good enough writer to put down on paper
what it feels like to catch a fish. But I'd thought I'd try anyway.
Some people only like to catch certain kinds of fish, I've never
really been choosy myself. There are so many types of fish I can't
even list them all here. But here are some of the more popular
freshwater varieties people fish for: bass, crappie, catfish, bream,
bluegill, shell-cracker; up North they like walleye, pike, small-
mouth bass, musky, perch, sturgeon, salmon, trout the list truly
could go on and on.
Then there is saltwater fishing, where my knowledge is truly
bare minimum. I know people trout fish, fish for redfish, snook,
snapper, drum, whiting, and again the list goes on and on. In the
deeper offshore fishing there is dolphin, bill fish, shark, barracuda,
tuna and most likely 100 more species.
And I would enjoy catching any or all of them.
I'm not sure what makes catching a fish so fun. I'm not sure if
it. is the mental part of trying to outwit the fish. Or if it is the actu-
al physical fart of fighting a fish and trying to land it, net it or get
it in the boat.
The mental part of fishing is often comical to me. I mean as
silly as it sounds, I think you actually have to think you are going
to catch fish or you won't catch 'fish. I don't have any scientific
data to back that up, just 39 years of fishing experience.
Other aspects .pertaining to the mental aspect of fishing are the
ability to always be thinking positive thoughts and pushing your-
self to stay focused on where fish might be, what they might be
hungry for and what the weather and water conditions are for the
day. Some of the great fishermen of our day think about these
things all day long every day. They also can catch fish at just about
any time any day.
But for me, I like to keep it simple when fishing. I like to use
basic equipment, AKA cheap stuff. I like to fish for bass with plas-
tic worms. I like fishing slow. I also really don't care if I catch big
fish or small fish, I just really like to catch fish. Whether they are
the size of my pinky finger or the size of my leg, I like catching
fish.
So after you have convinced the fish to bite whatever it is you
are fishing with, the party begins to get a little bit more interesting.
Can you catch the fish? Sometimes all you have to do is lift the
cane pole out of the water and POOF there's your fish. Other
times you fight the fish for a few seconds, and you lose the fish or
it breaks your line. Still yet, there are times you fight and fight the
fish for a long time, maybe even hours, and you outlast the fish and
land it.
Again, I'm not picky about the fight in the fish, or the amount
of time I have to fight the fish. For me whether it is a three-second
tussle or an all-out war with a redfish that leaves my arms shaking,
I can't help but enjoy both experiences.
So what is it? Why is fishing so fun? Is it doing something dif-
ferent? Is it doing something outdoors? Is it doing something with
friends'? Is it the competition between me and nature, is it between
me and another fisherman?
I'm not sure.
Maybe it is the quiet tap. tap a bass makes when he first dis-
covers your bait, maybe it is the zinging sound of line reeling off
as a redfish seemingly runs out of sight, maybe it is the victory you
feel setting the hook like you're catching a shark on a three-inch
bait-stealing bream after several misses.
It is a feeling of excitement yet nervousness mixed with
expectation all at once. That is what makes fishing fun. realizing
the unknown, conquering the seemingly invisible inhabitable
depths. these things make catching fish fun.
Whether you are fishing the Peace River, a stocked pond, a lit-
tle creek or maybe the flats off Bradenton Bay, miles off the east
coast or Mosquito Lagoon, may the fish you catch capture a place
in your mind. a piece of your heart and a part of your stomach.
There's nothing quite like catching a fish.

Families in ancient Greece built their homes to get the
most sunlight during the cold winter months.

FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP
Hardee County is a fair housing advocate.
A workshop to explain the Fair Housing Ordinance for all
of the protected classes (familial status, handicap, race,
color, national origin, religion and sex) has been sched-
uled for Thursday, May 12, 2011 at 10:00 am in the
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
Chambers, 412 W. Orange St., Rm. 102, Wauchula, FL.
The public is invited to attend.
Any handicapped, visually or hearing impaired or
non-English speaking person needing special
assistance at the meeting should contact
Janet Gilliard, Director of Community Development
at 863-773-6349 at least five (5) days prior to the
meeting and assistance will be provided. 5:5c


without, because there was no alternative. The war years were also
a time of doing without, but for another reason.
It became a time of rationing on the homefront, which includ-
ed sugar, coffee. gasoline, silk. meat and even shoes. President
Roosevelt called on citizens to help by contributing scrap rubber to
be recycled, including old tires. old rubber raincoats. garden hoses,
rubber shoes and bathing caps.
Children spent money on War Stamps which, when accumu-
lated, could buy War Bonds, and they harvested milkweed plants
that would be used in the production of life jackets.
Mothers who had previously taken care of their homes and
families took jobs in factories that directly supported the war effort,
or filled jobs vacated by men who had entered military service.
Victory Gardens were started as the go,-rnment encouraged
Americans to grow their own food. At one point during the war, 50
percent of the nation's vegetables were grown in Victory Gardens.
Everyone did his part. If you had a vehicle, the national max-
imum Victory Speed was 35 miles an hour, and carpools were
encouraged. The main idea was to conserve rubber, not gasoline.
It was an era when young boys became men quickly, and the
memories of their childhood Depression-era phrase "Brother. can
you spare a dime" soon took a back seat to the situation at hand.
Perhaps one might refer back to the Charles Dickens novel by
comparing these times to its first 12 words: "It was the best of
times it was the worst of times." Because of American forti-
tude, strength and courage, another phrase emerged: "We all pulled
together and won."
Hardee County people have stories to tell.
They have their own special memories some from the bad
times and others from the good times. Do you know one of these
survivors? Do you know someone from The Greatest Generation?
Cracker Trail Museum would like to assist you in recording
your memories. Did you collect tin, plant a Victory Garden or do


"We put our


without nylon stockings? Did you eat powdered eggs or use liquid
paraffin instead of cooking oil? Won't you let us take tlat journey
back through the Depression years with you and change that phrase
to "Brother, we can surely spend the time."
Cracker Trail Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday
between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Contact us at 735-0119 and
arrange to share your memories with us.


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A sculpture at the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial in
Washington, D.C., depicts the bread lines of the
Depression era.


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6C The Herald-Advocate, May 5, 2011



Courthouse Repordl


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Joshua Mattthew Sneider,
26, Zolfo Springs, and Adrianna
M. Reyes, 23, Wauchula.
Satishhkumar V. Patel, 52,
Katy, Texas, and Meenaben
Chandrakant Patel, 56, Sebring.
Ronnie Allen Bandy, 22,
Wauchula, and Stephanie Ann
Driver, 18, Wauchula.
William Harold Whitmill,
66, Bowling Green, and Ineta
Pilkauska, 47, Bowling Green.
Johnny Lewis Granger, 41,
Wauchula, and Amy McQuaig,
38., Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
American Express Centurion
Bank vs. Brian Larimer, judg-
* ment.
Long's Air Conditioning Inc.
vs. George Patterson and
Gwendolyn Patterson, dis-
missed.
Chase Bank vs. James L.
Crawley, voluntary dismissal.
MLH Group 3 vs. Michael
Rickett, default judgment.
Genesis Financial Solutions
Inc. vs. Justin J. DeBoom, dis-
missed for lack of progress.



The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
workshop to which all interested
persons are invited:
Peace River Manasota Regional
Water Supply Authority Tour:
Governing and Basin Board
members are invited to tour the
regional reservoir and water
treatment plant.
DATE/TIME: Friday, May 13,
2011; 11:30 a.m.
PLACE: Peace River Facility,
8998 SW County Road 769,
Arcadia FL 34269
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: Lou.-
Kavouras@watermatters.org
1(800)423-1476 (FL only), or
(352)796-7211, x4606 (Ad Order
EXE0134)
Anyone requiring reasonable
accommodation as provided for
in the Americans with Disabilities
Act should contact the District's
Human Resources Director, 2379
Broad Street, Brooksville, Florida
34604-6899; telephone (352)
796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-800-423-
1476 (FL only), ext. 4702; TDD
(FL only) 1-800-231-6103; or
e-mail to ADACoordinator@swf-
wmd.state.fl.us 5:5c



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

CASE NO.: 252011CP000036

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CLAUDIE M. CONLEY, deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of t
estate of CLAUDIE M. CONLt
deceased, whose date of dei
was January 15, 2011, and who
social security number is xxx-:
xxxx, Is pending in the Circ
Court for Hardee County, Florid
Probate Division, the address
which is Post Office Drawer 17'
Wauchula, Florida 33873-17i
The name and address of t
Personal Representative and t
Personal Representative's Attoi
ey are set forth below.
All creditors of the decede
and other persons having clain
or demands against deceden
estate, on whom a copy of tl
notice is required to be serv
must file their claims with tl
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE C
THE FIRST PUBLICATION C
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTI
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF
COPY OF THIS NOTICE C
THEM.
All other creditors of the dec
dent and persons having clair
or demands against deceden
estate, must file their claims w
this court WITHIN THRI
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE (
THE FIRST PUBLICATION (
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILE
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SI
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 (
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CO[
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIN
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOV
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (
YEARS OR MORE AFTER Th
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH
BARRED.
The date of first publication
this Notice is April 28, 2011.

Personal Representative:
FRANKIE NELL CONLEY KELLE
3028 Mineola Drive
Lakeland, FL 33801

John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar Number: 0650137


The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Luis Cintillo, disorderly in-
toxication, adjudication with-
held, $325 fine and court costs,
$50 cost of prosecution (COP),
$50 investigative costs.,
Ray Larry Driver, disorderly
intoxication, time served, $325
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Daniel Gabriel, possession of
marijuana and disorderly intox-
ication, adjudication withheld,
probation one year, alcohol and
drug abuse evaluation/treat-
ment, random screens, no alco-
hol or bars, warrantless search
and seizure, $325 fine and court
costs, $150 public defender
fees, $50 COP
Aurelia I1ozano, resisting an
officer without violence, time
served, $50 COP added to fines
and fees charged in traffic case;
giving false ID to a law
enforcement officer, not prose-
cuted.
Gladys Faye Merchant, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
time served, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 COP, $50 investiga-
tive costs.
Thayson Lacey Quinn, disor-
derly intoxication, not prosecut-
ed.
Jermonte Russell Rushing,
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, adjudication withheld, $325
fine and court costs, $50 COP.
Jeffrey Scott Stringer, petit
theft, probation one year, ACF
Mile Post Class, stay out of
store, $325 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $50
COP 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Irvin Martines, domestic bat-
tery reduced to simple as-
sault, and possession of drug
paraphernalia, one month in j
ail, $325 fine and court costs,
$100 COP; possession of mari-
ujuana, not prosecuted.
Bernandino Felipe Galindo,
trespass, six months in jail with
credit for time served (CTS),
$325 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees and $50
COP placed on lien; resisting an
officer without violent force,
not prosecuted, released to
Immigration.
Stephen Michael Gross, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
$325 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees, $50 COP;
possession of marijuana, not
prosecuted.
Clayton James Choate,
harassing telephone calls, com-
pleted pretrial diversionary pro-



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

CASE NO. 252011 DR000190
FAMILY LAW


/ LUIS F. LOPEZ,
Petitioner

and
he
EY, JOSE TAPIA-MORENO,
ath Respondent.
se /
xx-
uit NOTICE OF ACTION
da,
of TO: JOSE TAPIA-MORENO
49, P.O. BOX 914
49. BOWLING GREEN, FL 33834
he
he YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
rn- action has been filed against you
and that you are required to serve
ant a copy of your written defenses, if
ms any, to it on LUIS F. LOPEZ,
t's whose address is 1910
his STANSFIEL RD., WAUCHULA, FL
ed 33873, on or before May 20, 2011,
his and file the original with the Clerk
3 of this Court at 417 W. MAIN
OF STREET, WAUCHULA, FL 33873,
OF before service on Petitioner or
ER immediately thereafter. If you fail
A to do so, a default may be entered
3N against you for the relief demand-
ed in the petition.
Ge-
ms Copies of all court documents
t's in this case, including orders, are
ith available at the Clerk of the
EE Circuit Court's office. You may
OF review these documents upon
OF request.

ED You must keep the Clerk of the
ET Circuit Court's office notified of
OF your current address. (You may
DE file Notice of Current Address,
Florida Supreme Court Approved
WlE Family Law Form 12.915.) Future
'E, papers in this lawsuit will be
2) mailed to the address on record
HE at the clerk's office.
IS
WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
of Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can result
EY in sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.

Dated: April 12, 2011

B.HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk


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gram with 12-week anger man-
agement class, not prosecuted.
Antonio Ramirez Hernandez.
violation of probation (original
charge battery), probation re-
voked, three months in jail, $50
COP added to outstanding fines
and fees and placed on lien.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Jessica Nicole Darty vs.
Timothy Shawn Allen Darty.
petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Sarah Morales vs. Homer
Carpenter, petition injunction
for protection.
Shedrick Copeland vs. Flor-
ida Department of Corrections,
petition to review inmate situa-
tion.
Kayla Danielle Miller and
the state Department of Rev-
enue (DOR) vs. Corey De-
shawn Fowler, petition for child
support.
Dean David Duval vs.
Jessica Joann Grantham, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Richard S. Shepard and
Michelle M. Shepard, divorce.
Jessica Grantham vs. Dean
David Duval, petition for
injunction for protection.
Sophia C. Ivery and DOR vs.
Herbert Earl Battle, petition for
administrative child support
order.
Anabel Vargas-Rojas and
DOR vs. Carlos Ruiz, petition
for administrative child support
order.
Maria Sierra Gomez and
DOR vs. Alvara DeSantiago
Sr., petition for administrative
child support order.
Laura Salisbury and DOR vs.
Joshua Ryan Wimberly, petition
for administrative child support
order.
Ashley Marie Kilgore and
DOR vs. James Ridale Cook,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Maria Natividad Dominguez
and DOR vs. Jevon Lee Burks,
petition for administrative child
support order.
Gregg A. Spivey vs. Daniel
Hardwick, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Kathy Lynn Stephens and
Eugene Lee Stephens, divorce.
Maria Rosales vs. Adolfo
Rosales Jr., petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Judy D. McQuaig vs.
Bradley Allen Atchley, petition
for injunction for protection.

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


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 252011CP000017

IN RE: ESTATE OF
MAUDIE LEO CROOMS
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS


The administration of the
estate of MAUDIE LEO CROOMS,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 31, 2009, is pending
in the Circuit Court for HARDEE
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is P.O.
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873. The names and addresses
of the personal representative
and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this notice is May 5, 2011.

Personal Representative:
HAROLD CROOMS
4769 State Road 62
Bowling Green, FL 33834

DAVID L. WHIGHAM, ESQUIRE
Attorney for HAROLD CROOMS
Florida Bar Number: 0136832
Whigham Law Group, P.A.
307 South Bouldevard, Suite B
Tampa, Florida 33606
Telephone: (813) 259-4440
Fax: (813) 259-4441
E-Mail: dwhigham@whigham-
law.com
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recently by the circuit court
judge:
Debbie H. Murray and
William F. Murray, divorce.
Lorenzao Salazar Almaguer
and Gilbert Almaguer, divorce.
Lorena Grills and Michael
Grills, divorce.
Heather Drinnon and John
Drinnon, divorce.
Rebecca Tucker vs. Crystal
Wilson, dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Midfirst Bank vs. Jesus L.
Naranjo, Anita Naranjo et al,
judgment.
Joy D. Harrison and James
W. Harrison III, divorce.
Kathy Friel and DOR vs.
Ramon Salazar Jr., voluntary
dismissal.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Jerry Bray, Cindy
Bray et al, judgment of mort-
gage foreclosure.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Armando Mejia,
Vivian Flores et al, judgment of
mortgage foreclosure.
William Doss McClenithan
and Lavinia Juanita Andrews
McClenithan, divorce.
.Linda Deadene Calvillo and
DOR vs. Francisco Calderson-
Juarez, voluntary dismissal.
Samantha Michelle Movery
and DOR vs. Anthony C.
Singleton, voluntary dismissal.

The following inactive civil
cases were dismissed for lack
of progress:
Aurora Loan Services LLC
vs. Priscilla Morales Gonzales.
Suntrust Bank vs. Vanessa A.
Miller et al.
One West Bank vs. Jeanette
Braddock et al.
Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC
vs. Mario Wilson et al.
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation vs. Jose Salvadore Vil-
legas Jr. et al.
Tonya D. Carroll and DOR
vs. Matthew D. Carroll.
MBWA American Bank vs.
Manuel L. Martinez

Court-ordered certificates
of child support delinquency
were filed recently in the
officeof the circuit court clerk
in the following cases:
Christina L. Thompson vs.
Robert L. Anderson.
Alicia Lara vs. Sandra
Rodrigurez.
Suzanne L. Brown vs.
Charles Morran.
Michelle Ortega vs. Jennifer
Stello.
Kiberly A. Dunn vs. Phillip



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

CASE NO.: 252011CP000035

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
ROSETTA M. DOUGLAS, also
known as ROSETTA DOUGLAS,
deceased.
/

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of ROSETTA M. DOUGLAS,
also known as ROSETTA DOU-
GLAS, deceased, whose date of
death was December 19, 2010,
and whose social security num-
. ber is xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which Is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1749. The name
and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate, must file their claims with
this court WITHIN THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS


BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is April 28, 2011.

Personal Representative:
GLEN 0. DOUGLAS
2071 Fish Branch Road
Zolfo Spring, FL 33890

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 591-1658
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
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L. Hagood.
Rhonda A. Simandl vs.
Wallace J. Simandl Jr.
Delfino B. Garcia vs. Maria
T. Quinn.
Jerry Revels vs. Jaely J.
Revels.
Laura N. Villarreal vs. Carlos
Morales.
Patrice Baker vs. Robert J.
Spurlock.
Maria Zapata vs. Leonel
Zapata.
Yvonne Herrera vs. Eliezer
G. Garza.
Rita M. Sweatt vs. Robert P.
Bivens.
Angie Garza vs. Aurora A.
Garza.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of
recently by the circuit jtdge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Alberto Guerra, grand theft
auto, six months in jail, $520
fine and court costs, $350 pub-
lic defender fees, $100 COP,
$1,500 restitution.
Sandra Wallace, aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 18 months, no contact with
victim, $520 fine and court
costs and $100 COP converted
to community service hours.
Mark Alan Andress, posses-
sion of ammo by a convicted
felon, possession of metham-
phetamine, aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon-amend-
ed to lesser battery, and battery
on a law enforcement officer-
amended to disorderly conduct,
adjudication withheld on sec-
ond charge only, two years
Florida State Prison-suspend-
ed, time served, probation three
years, substance abuse/mental
health evaluation/treatment,
curfew, no alcohol or drugs,
four-hour anger management
class, random drug screens,
warrantless search and seizure,
$520 fine and court costs, $200
public defender fees, $100
COP.
Taiwan Blandin, violation of
probation (original charge bat-
tery), violation affidavit with-
drawn, resume probation.
Esmeralda Garza, violation
of community control-house
arrest (original 'charges two


counts uttering a forged instru-
ment), time served, $50 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees.
Christopher Lee Mannis,
violation of community control
(original charge grand theft),
time served, resume probation.
Leroy James Abram, viola-.
tion of community control
(original charge possession of
cocaine), community control
revoked, 18 months Florida
State Prison with CTS from
April 11; outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Hector Bravo, conspiracy to
traffic in cocaine and trafficking
in cocaine, 12 years Florida
State Prison CTS, fines, fees,
investigative costs and restitu-
tion placed on lien; owning or
renting a place for trafficking in
controlled substances and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
not prosecuted.
Manuel Garza, sale of
methamphetamine within 1,000
feet of a specified business and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, time served, probation two
years (concurrent with Georgia
sentence), substance abuse
evaluation/treatment, curfew,
random drug screens, warrant-
less search and seizure, no alco-
hol or drugs, license suspended
two years, $520 fine and court
costs, $100 COP, 150" hours
community service.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Robert and Inez Hosford to
John Conner III and Margaret J.
Updike, $300,000.
Walter Mortgage Co. to
Darrell L. Henderson, $95,000.
Nancy H. Prather Bauknight,
John B. Prather and William R.
Prather to William R. and
Jacqueline J. Burton, $20,000.
L. Dean Corp. to Raymond
Silva and Lorenzo Silva
Castillo, $35,000.
J.A. Clark III to Arthur S.
Womack as trustee (two proper-
ties) $1,492,741.24.

When buying a used car,
punch the buttons on the
radio. If all the stations are
rock and roll, there's a
good chance the transmis-
sion is shot.
-Larry Lujack

Imagination is the begin-
ning of creation. You imag-
ine what you desire, you
will what you imagine and
at last you create what you
will.
-George Bernard Shaw


PUBLIC NOTICE

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a

PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2011, 6:05 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BoCC Board Room
412 West Orange St., Courthouse Annex
Room 102, Wauchula, FL
to hear a request from Sunshine Towers Inc. seeking a one-
year extension from the date of an approved with conditions
Special Exception for the construction/operation of a 250-ft
self-supporting communications tower on 12,125.28-sq-ft of
leased area from a 9.70+/-acre-parent parcel (33 34 24 0100 00001
OOOA), owned by F.L. Revell, zoned I-1, Agriculture Future Land
Use District.
On or abt W side of Post Plant Rd, S of SR64W

10.000+/-sq-ft CDS Lease Area S33. T34S, R24E
A parcel of land lying w/in SW1/4 of NW1/4 ofS33, T34S,
R24E,Hardee County, FL said parcel being more part desc as
follows: Corn at a pt on S line of SWI/4 of NW1/4 of said Sec 33,
684.54 ft E of SW corn of SW1/4 of NW1/4 of said Sec 33;
thence S 89deg56min37sec E along said S line a dist of 96.99 ft;
thence N 00deg03min23sec E a dist of 124.76 ft to POB
thence N 00deg01min44sec W a dist of 100 ft;
thence N 89deg 58minl6sec E a dist of 100 ft
thence S 00deg01min44sec E a dist of 100 ft;
thence S 89deg58minl6sec W a dist of 100 ft to POB, said parcel
containing 10,000 sq ft more or less.
--AND-
2,125.28-ft Proposed 20-ft-Ingress/Egress Easement Corn at a pt
on S line of SW1/4 of NW1/4 of said Sec 33, 684.54 ft W of SW corn
of SW1/4 of NW1/4 of said Sec 33; thence S 89deg56min37sec E
along said S line a dist of 96.99 ft; thence N 00deg03min23sec E a
dist of 124.76 ft; thence N 00deg01min44sec W a dist of 100 ft;
thence N 89deg58minl6sec E a dist of 100 ft;
thence S 00deg01min44sec E a dist of 40 ft to POB;
thence N 89deg58minl6sec E a dist of 111.03 ft to a pt on WIly
r/o/w line of Post Plant Rd; thence S 25deg26min40sec W along
W/ly line of Post Plant Rd. a dist of 22.15 ft;
thence S 89deg58minl6sec W a dist of 101.50 ft;
thence N 00deg01min44sec W a dist of 20 ft to POB, said parcel
containing 2,125.28 sq ft more or less.

Under Planning/Zoning Board Agenda No. 10-10, the Special
Exception with conditions was approved by the Board of County
Commissioners on May 20, 2010.

Terry Atchley, Chairman

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing
to make special arrangements should contact the County Manager's
office at least two (2) working days prior to the Public Hearing.

This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to this proposal are available for public inspection during
weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the
Planning and Development Department, 110 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula,
Florida.

All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering
any decision the Board shall rely solely on testimony that is rele-
vant and material.

Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need
to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court
reporter. 05:05c







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Wildlife View
By Rodney Barreto
Fish & Wildlife Commission Chairman


TAKE KIDS ON A 'NIGHT PROWL'
During spring and summer months, as temperatures warm up,
.nocturnal creatures that are usually quite secretive become more
active and easier to locate. This is the perfect time of year to go out
with children for a night prowl.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission and
the Wildlife Foundation of Florida are working to reverse the grow-
ing trend of youth spending too much time inside.
One way you can interest your children in nature is to take
them on a night walk. We often overlook the wildlife that come out
at night, and this is a great way to get your children excited about
conservation.









The cribs are all empty
The school house is still.
There's mayhem and panic
on Capitol Hill


Something has happened,
No one seems to know.
Where are the Christians?
Where'd they all go?


No one was looking,'no one even heard
In the blink of an eye, as it says in God's Word.
The graves were flying open,
The captives were all gone.
Saints of all nations were on their way home.


Those who are left are frozen in fear.
Where are my loved ones, why am I here?
The churches are full and so are the bars
They're consulting their gurus, their seers, the stars.
They're praying to idols of stone and of wood,
They're praying to Allah, but it does them no good!


Some know only too well what's taken place,
Those who were told but rejected God's Grace!
-Kitty Oden
Wauchula

PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input.
Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The -Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873,


Insects are particularly active on warm nights. Try looking for
fireflies, moths and crickets. An easy way to look at them closely
without causing injury is to capture the insect in a clear jar and
cover the top with cheesecloth held down by a large rubber band
around the rim. (Remember to release the insects once you are
done). Cicadas are a favorite with kids, as they are strange looking,
make very loud sounds and are fun to handle.
Owls, such as barred, great horned and eastern screech, are
often quite vocal at night. Learning the calls with your children and
listening for them is a lot of fun, especially if you learn to call back.
Chuck-will's-widows also call actively on moonlit nights.
They sing loudly, mimicking their name. During the spring, you
may also hear our state bird, the northern mockingbird, singing his
heart out to attract a mate. These birds learn more than 100 songs
over the course of their lifetime.
Bats are also a favorite with children. Watch for bats feeding
on insects near streetlights, along woodland edges or over water.
They are active from sunset to sunrise, although you are more like-
ly to see them just at dusk when there is still a little ambient light.
Flying squirrels are also nocturnal.. Though they don't really
fly, they can glide up to 150 feet and are adept at sneaking seeds at
bird feeders. They are more difficult to see than bats. as they
require forests with tall trees from which to glide.
Skunks and armadillos are usually more active during the
night and are fun to watch as they forage for food. Armadillos can't
see very well, so you can sneak up fairly close if you are quiet.
Frogs and toads fascinate kids, and there are more than 25
native species in Florida. These amphibians sing on spring and
summer nights, especially if there has been a recent rain. Learning
their calls can be challenging, but fun. If there is a source of water
nearby, you're likely to find some. If you catch any, don't forget to
wash your hands well after letting them go.
Remember to be respectful of ,the animals you observe.
Always handle insects and amphibians gently and return them
where you found'them. Also, white or bright lights at night cab dis-
turb wildlife, so try to minimize the amount of light you use. The
best method is to use a red filter for your flashlight. Red lights
don't bother wildlife as much, so you are likely to see more animals
scurrying around.
In addition, if you want to attract more nocturnal animals to
your back yard, consider installing owl boxes, bat houses or a shel-
ter for tree frogs.
Learn about the animals yourself, so that when you do run
across one, you'll have some fun facts to pass along to your kids
when they ask questions. Or, look up any animals you find with
your children when you get back inside; go to MyFWC.com/-
Wildlife.
Cornell University Lab of Ornithology has a good bird guide,
and the University of Florida's Florida Wildlife Extension lists
frogs and toads. Also, your child might enjoy combing through
BugGuide.net for moths and other insects, using the clickable
guide.
Make your nature adventures a regular feature, and your chil-
dren or grandchildren will begin looking forward to getting out-
doors.
This is quality family time. Remember to make it fun and a
hands-on experience. Soon your children will be telling you about
the critters, and you will have helped create a future conservation-
ist.
For other ideas how you can preserve Florida's natural her-
itage and get children outside, go to MyFWC.com/Youth.


There is always a voice
saying the right thing to
you somewhere, if you'll
only listen for it.
-Thomas Hughes

Families in ancient Greece
built their homes to get the
most sunlight during the
cold winter months.


A good teacher is one who
can understand those who
are not very good at
explaining and explain to
those who are not very
good at understanding.
-Dwight D. Eisenhower


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5/5/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:44 AM
Set: 8:03 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 19 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 8:16 AM
Set: 10:28 PM
Overhead: 3:23 PM
Underfoot: 2:57 AM
Moon Phase
5%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
2:57 AM 4:57 AM
3:23 PM 5:23 PM
Minor Times
8:16 AM -9:16 AM
10:28 PM-11:28 PM
Prediction
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -4
5/6/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:44 AM
Set: 8:03 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 19 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:08 AM
Set: 11:20 PM
Overhead: 4:16 PM
Underfoot: 3:49 AM
Moon Phase
11%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
3:49 AM 5:49 AM
4:.16 PM 6:16 PM
Minor Times
9:08 AM -10:08 AM
11:20 PM-12:20 AM
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


5/7/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:43 AM
Set: 8:04 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 21 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:05 AM
Set: --:--
Overhead: 5:09 PM
Underfoot: 4:43 AM
Moon Phase
18%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
4:43 AM 6:43 AM
5:09 PM 7:09 PM
Minor Times
10:05 AM-11:05 AM
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
5/8/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:42 AM
Set: 8:04 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 22 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 11:04 AM
Set: 12:08 AM
Overhead: 6:02 PM
Underfoot: 5:36 AM
Moon Phase
27%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
5:36 AM 7:36 AM
6:02 PM 8:02 PM
Minor Times
12:08 AM -1:08 AM
11:04 AM-12:04 PM
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


5/9/2011
Sun Data
Rise. 6:42 AM
Set: 8:05 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 23 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:05 PM
Set: 12:53 AM
Overhead: 6:54 PM
Underfoot: 6:28 AM
Moon Phase
37%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
6:28 AM 8:28 AM
6:54 PM 8:54 PM
Minor Times
12:53 AM -1:53 AM
12:05 PM 1:05 PM
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
5/10/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:41 AM
Set: 8:06 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 25 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 1:06 PM
Set: 1:35 AM
Overhead: 7:45 PM
Underfoot: 7:19 AM
Moon Phase
50%
First Quarter
Major Times
7:19 AM 9:19 AM
7:45 PM 9:45 PM
Minor Times
.1:35 AM 2:35 AM
1:06 PM 2:06 PM
Prediction
Average+
Time Zone
UTC: -4


5/11/2011
Sun Data'
Rise: 6:40 AM
Set: 8:06 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 26 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 2:09 PM
Set: 2:14 AM
Overhead: 8:35 PM
Underfoot: 8:10 AM
Moon Phase
59%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
8:10 AM -10:10 AM
8:35 PM 10:35 PM
Minor Times
2:14 AM -3:14 AM
2:09 PM 3:09 PM
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
5/12/2011
Sun Data
Rise: 6:40 AM
Set: 8:07 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 27 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 3:12 PM
Set: 2:52 AM
Overhead: 9:25 PM
Underfoot: 9:00 AM
Moon Phase
70%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
9:00 AM -11:00 AM
9:25 PM- 11:25 PM
Minor Times
2:52 AM 3:52 AM
3:12 PM 4:12 PM
Prediction
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


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HARDEE COUNTY

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
adopted Ordinances Nos. 02-17 and 04-01, which
authorize a financial hardship exemption to the solid
waste disposal and fire rescue portions of the special
assessment fees. Property owners qualifying for this
exemption will receive a refund or a credit in the amount
of the current tax year's approved non-ad valorem taxes
toward the special assessment fees for solid waste
disposal and fire rescue assessment fees.

If you are interested in applying for this exemption, or if
you have any questions pertaining to this issue, please
contact the Office of Management and Budget at
863/773-3199. Applications will be accepted until
May 31, 2011.
Terry Atchley, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Hardee County, Florida 5:5-26c




CITY OF BOWLING GREEN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, WILL
HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING ON TUESDAY, MAY 10, 2011, 6:30 PM AS THE PRO-
POSED ORDINANCE CAN BE HEARD. THE CITY COMMISSION WILL CONSIDER
TEXT AND MAP AMENDMENTS TO THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN COMPREHEN-
SIVE PLAN BASED ON THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE EVALUATION AND
APPRAISAL REPORT (EAR) AS SHOWN HEREIN:

ORDINANCE 2011-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, TO AMEND
THE TEXT AND MAPS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN OF THE CITY OF
BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, BASED ON THE CITY'S EVALUATION AND
APPRAISAL REPORT (EAR); PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The public hearing will be held on the date and time noted above or as soon thereafter,
and if necessary to be continued to a date certain. The meeting will be held at Bowling
Green City Hall, 104 E. Main Street, in Bowling Green, Florida. Any interested persons
who feel they are affected by these changes are encouraged to attend the public hearing
and be heard.

Anyone wishing to appeal any decisions made at this hearing will need a record of pro-
ceedings, and for such purpose they 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 made.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), anyone who needs a spe-
cial accommodation to participate in this workshop should notify the City of Bowling
Green ((863) 375-2255) at least 48 hours in advance of the meeting.

Attest:


Pam Northup,
City Clerk


Perry Knight,
Mayor


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8C The Herald-Advocate, May 5, 2011


C Light One Candle
( By Tony Rossi
The Christophers


THE MIRACLE OF FORGIVENESS
When you think about Jesus' miracles, chances are His healing
of the lepers or walking on water come to mind.
* Personally, I think one of His greatest miracles was far less
overt and spectacular. I'm talking about Jesus' statement "Father,
forgive them, they know not what they do" on the day He was cru-
cified.
Think about it.
Jesus had just been betrayed by one of his closest friends,
denied by another, and abandoned by all but one of the apostles.
His own people conspired against Him, turned Him over to Roman
authorities who brutalized Him, then jeered as He carried the cross
up Calvary to be crucified.
Now put yourself in Jesus' shoes. Do you think your primary
response to all that would be forgiveness?
I tan't honestly say mine would be. Yet, that's what we're all
called to do and what we were reminded of this Easter.
And even though it's incredibly difficult, it is also definitely
possible for us to rise to the occasion with the help of God's grace.
Take as an example the story of Immaculde Ilibagiza.
Ilibagiza is a young Rwandan woman who survived the coun-
try's 1994 government-sanctioned genocide against members of
the Tutsi tribe by hiding in the cramped bathroom of a pastor's
house for 91 days along with seven other women. The fact that
these women were never discovered by soldiers is considered
miraculous by many. I find what happened next even more amaz-
ing.
For obvious reasons, Ilibagiza harbored anger and hatred
toward the people who had killed members of her family. Then
one day while she was praying, she got stuck on the words,
"Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against
us." She realized that she needed to forgive the killers in order to
pray those words sincerely, and therefore asked God to change her
heart.
Once the genocide ended, Ilibagiza went to the prison where
the man who killed several members of her family was being held.
He walked in the room showing no visible remorse. Then, through
tears, she told him, "I forgive you." The man lowered his head,
covered his eyes with his hand, and seemed thrown off-kilter by her
words. He didn't specifically apologize, but Ilibagiza could tell he
was sorry.
If the story ended there, it would already be impressive, but
this incident had an even wider impact. The prison guard who wit-
nessed her act of forgiveness was furious at her for doing what she
did. His wife and children had been murdered in the genocide, and
he told her he planned to devote his life to hating the killers.
Ilibagiza ran into the guard again one year later, and he told
her, "I want to thank you for saving my life. The day you forgave
that killer was the first time I even thought there was another pos-
sibility than hatred."
The prison guard stopped hating the killers and he started to
teach them to be better people, all because of what he saw Ilibagiza
do. That moment taught her that the grace to forgive is available to
anybody.
It's an example that Jesus set for us on that Good Friday long
ago and it's an example people continue to model for us today.
As we remember the risen Christ, let us remember that forgiveness
can raise dead hearts to new life. It may not be easy, but it sure is
worth the effort.
For a free copy of "Forgiveness and Healing," write: The
Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail:
mail@ christophers., org.


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

COUNTY
May 1, Henry Aaron Williams, 46, of 1240 Polk Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with bat-
tery and kidnap-false imprisonment of an adult.
May 1, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 North and criminal mis-
chief on Meadow Lane were reported.

April 30, Charlie James Crenshaw, 40, of 3815 Dixiana Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Everettt Lovett on an out-of-
county warrant.
April 30, Ronald Lee Boyd, 50, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with battery.
April 30, a vehicle stolen on Griffin Road was reported.

April 29, Adam Gonzales, 29, of 709 Green St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward on a charge of failure to appear
in court.
April 29, Jacobo Ramirez Mendoza, 27, of 3055 Hickory St.,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested on a charge of DUI.
April 29, Joe Ramon Valdez, 45, of 1114 Sparrow Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on two counts of
failure to appear in court.
April 29, Pablo Lopez, 40, of 2188 Ralph Smith Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
April 29, a residential burglary on Magnolia Boulevard and
thefts on Steve Roberts Special, SR 64 East and Glades Street were
reported.

April 27, Pedro Francisco-Matias, 42, of 2460 Pine Cone Way,.
was arrested by Dep. Scott Heasley and charged with disorderly
intoxication.
April 27, Leigh Bersell Thomas, 39, of 687 Snell St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
April 27, Dwayne Charles Ingalls, 30, of 1214 Click Dr.,
Moore Haven, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force
(DTF) and charged with possession of methamphetamine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia.
April 27, Mary Francis Skinner, 47, of 6894 George Marsh
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by DTF and charged with five
counts sale of methamphetamine, three counts use of a two-way
communication device for criminal activity, two counts possession
of a structure/vehicle for trafficking drugs, keeping a shop or vehi-
cle for dangerous drugs, trafficking in amphetamine or metham-
phetamine I, and four counts possession of drug paraphernalia.
April 27, LaDorian Jackques Romeo, 18, of 1615 Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. James Adler and charged with
resisting an officer without violence and fraud-giving a false
identification to an officer.

April 26, Garrett Michael Brooks, 20, of 2415 SAR 64 West,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged
with battery and kidnap-false imprisonment of an adult.
April 26, Rebecca Phillips, 35, of 520 Palmetto St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a charge of failure
to appear in court.

April 25, Gilbert Lee Almaguer, 33, of 406 E. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. John Shivers on a charge of with-
holding support of children.


April 25, Florence Randall, 26, of 711-59th Ave. East,
Bradenton. was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward and charged with lar-
ceny-petit theft.
April 25, Carlos Bautaista Chavez, 38, P.O. Box 1061,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Det. Andrew McGuckin and
charged with two counts lewd/lascivious behavior.

WAUCHULA
May 2, Roger Sylvester Darty, of 505 Pennsylvania Ave.,
Wauchula. was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas on a charge of car-
rying a concealed/electric weapon.

May 1, a business burglary on North Florida Avenue was
reported.

April 29, Elena Christina Esquivel, 26, of 1149 Conroy Lane,
Wauchula. was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt on an out-of-county
warrant.
April 29, Mario Santos, 39, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Gabe Garza and charged with disorderly intoxica-
tion.
April 29, burglary of a conveyance on North Ninth Avenue
was reported.

April 26, Solomon Lee Lacy, 18, of 2967 Oak Hill Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. John Stanley and charged with
unarmed burglary of a structure/conveyance, grand theft and viola-
tion of probation.

BOWLING GREEN
May 1, criminal mischief on Church Avenue and a theft on
Mason-Dixon Avenue were reported.



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SVHJH SlaBrooke Dixon. Tiffany Flores,
oleyball Closes Season Kendall Gough, Milli Jones,
Jakaysha Lindsey, Dasmine
By JOAN SEAMAN close, going to three sets before good efforts. McMillian, Haneen Ottallah,
Of The Herald-Advocate a winner was determined. Coach Becky Carlton will Georgeanne Paris, Courtnee
After a trio. of makeup games. Through it all, the girls im- lost more than a dozen players Richardson, Gemi Saunders,
the Hardee Junior High eighth proved steadily, as did their sev- as they move up to the high Tamara St. Fort, Destiny
grade volleyball team finished enth grade counterparts who school level and a variety of Thompson and Alex Ullrich.
its season 6-4. more often came out on the los- pursuits. Moving on are Emily Seventh graders returning for
Many matches were very ing ends of things despite their Albritton, Makayla Deuberrv. another season include. Katie


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Playing their final junior high volleyball game are eighth graders (in front, left and right) Kendall Gough and Destiny
Thompson; (first row) Haneen Ottallah, Alex Ullrich, Makayla Deuberry, Emily Albritton and Brooke Dixon; (second
row) manager Audra Weeks, Courtnee Richardson, Georgeanne Paris, Milli Jones and Coach Amy MontsDeOca;
missing Tiffany Flores, Jakaaysha Lindsey, Dasmine McMillian, Gemi Saunders and Tamara St. Fort.


Crawford, Kaitlyn Forrester,
Josie Hancock, Atasha John-
ston, Claudia Klein, Cecilia
Lucatero-Huerta, Victoria Mc-
Ghin, Alexis Melendez, Brenda
Miramontes, Cheyenne Pohl,
Alyssa Tatum and Karley
White.
During April, several match-
es were switched around due to
FCAT testing, Spring Break of
other schools and the weather.
Back tracking to April 4, when
Hardee played DeSoto, the sev-
enth grade lost and the eighth
grade won. '
The seventh grade forced
three games, losing the first one
9-25, winning the second 29-27
and losing the third game 15-9.
In game one, Miramontes had
three service points, Pohl 1,
Klein one, Hancock one, Lu-
catero-Huerta two and Forrester
one. ,
Game two was a different.
% story as it went well past the 25
point decider to 29-27 before
either team had the required
two-point margin of victory. In
game two, Lucatero-Huerta had
eight service points and Tatum
had six, including the final
three. Other scorers were Pohl,
Hancock, Forrester and Mi-
ramontes.
The same six scored in the
final game of that match.
The eighth grade won 25-22,
25-11, behind the serving of
Jones. Albritton, Lindsey,
Thompson, Gough and
Ottallah, who had the final three
points. In game two, Richard-
son had seven points, Albritton
six, including the final three,
Deuberry eight, and Gough,
Ullrich and St. Fort one each.
On April 14, top seed Lake
Placid visited Hardee and took
advantage of the opportunity
for victories. The seventh grade
went down 25-13, 15-18,
despite the serving of Lucatero-
Huerta, Crawford, Pohl, For-
rester, Klein, Melendez, Mc-
Ghin and Hancock.
The eighth grade lost the first
game 25-17. came back to win
the second 25-16 and battled
the third in a 17-15 loss.
In came one. Albritton led
with five service points, while
in game two, it was Deuberry


with eight service points,
including the last three. Jones
added six service points. In
game 3, Albritton had five,
Gough four, Ottallah two and
Deuberry, Thompson and
Richardson one each.
April 7 was home matches
against Sebring. The seventh
graders won the first game 25-
22, but surrendered the next two
games 25-8, 15-4. The eighth
graders won 25-15, lost 25-20
and won 15-8.
The next matches weren't
until April 21, with a trip to
Hill-Gustat in which the sev-
enth lost 19-25, 16-25. The
eighth grade won the opener
25-19, lost the second game 18-
25 and won the final 15-9.
Gough had 11 service points in
the three games, Richardson
had eight in the first game.
On April 26 at Avon Park, the
seventh grade lost a pair of
close encounters, 17-25, 18-25,
while the eighth graders won
25-16, 25-20 with Gough pick-
ing up 10 service points in each
game.
The season finally ended at
home April 28 against DeSoto,
which had momentum and was
battling for the Heartland Con-
ference championship. DeSoto
won over both Hardee teams,
taking the seventh 25-7, 25-15
and the eighth grade 25-21-25-
21. Jones had six service points
in the first game and Dixon
seven in the second game.




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COURTESY PHOTOS
Tornadoes have torn through Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee, causing complete
destruction as seen here in Birmingham.


Tornado Victims Need Aid


By MACHELLE DOLLAR
For The Herald-Advocate
A recent tragedy has struck
home with a local pastor, re-
minding him of what Hardee
County went through a few
short years prior.
Alabama, Georgia and Ten-
nessee have been hit by devas-
tating tornadoes, with whole
cities and subdivisions being
destroyed and nearly 300
deaths. As a result, Pastor
Wendell G. Smith has a plan,
needing the help and coopera-
tion of the community.
"We can remember what it
was like during the hurricanes
back in 2004 and there is a way
we can help, through Cutting
Edge Ministries/Cutting Edge
Food Center," he said.
Cutting Edge is a participat-
ing partner with Operation
Compassion, Operation Bless-
ing and Feed the Children,
which have been in full relief
mode since the tornado out-
break and are now mobilized in
18 locations within the three


hardest-hit states.
Operation Compassion deliv-
.ers, on site, truckloads of sup-
plies costing $1,500 a truck.
Smith is asking that members of
the county help raise or donate
the money to buy the supplies
needed for the people who were
hit.
To better aid the tornado vic-
tims, the ministry is asking for
money, not goods.
"I personally experienced
what happened when I was in
Mississippi after Katrina.
Clothes and many items were
gathered from communities,
and piled up and destroyed by
the elements. If we can raise the
funds, people will get what they


need through organized distri-
bution," Smith said.
To donate funds, tax dedu-
ctible, go to Faith Temple
Church of God located at 701
N. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula or
Manley & Associates, 203 S.
Seventh Ave in Wauchula.
Make all checks payable to
Cutting Edge Ministries Inc.,
and memo "Tornado Relief."
All 'the funds raised will go
directly to Operation Compas-
sion, and a list of places the
trucks have gone will be pro-
vided.
For more information, visit
operationcompassion.org or
call Smith at 773-2484 or 581-
7610.


Because of Medicare, less I--
than 1 percent of Ameri- Operation Compassion is a relief effort that provides
cans 65 and over are with- truckloads of supplies as pictured here. The cost of one
out health insurance, com- truck is $1,500. If you would like to donate funds for the
pared with 17.5 percent of relief of those who have been affected by the storms,
the general population. contact Wendell Smith at 773-2484.


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May 5, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 3D


EMS/Fire Rescue Challenged


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Providing the best emergency
medical care to Hardee County
residents and visitors continues
to challenge the Hardee County
Fire-Rescue Department.
Within the last month, Fire-
Rescue was the focus of discus-
sion at the Hardee County
Commission meetings on at
least two occasions.
An April 8 workshop cen-
tered on whether and when dis-
patch services should be
brought back to the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office, while
an April 14 meeting was neces-
sary to replace the Fire-Rescue
medical director. An April 18
letter from first-year commis-
sioner Grady Johnson to
County Manager Lex Albritton
alleged that neither he nor Fire-
Chief Michael Choate were
capable of managing the county
or the fire department.
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Choate came to the commis-
sion on April 14 to introduce
new medical director Dr. Greg-
ory R. White. State law requires
a medical director be responsi-
ble for training, and review of
protocol and care provided, to
assure that all emergency med-
ical technicians and paramedics
are competent in their skills.
The changeover became nec-
essary because the former med-
ical director was a career mili-
tary man who volunteered for
re-deployment to Iraq.
White, who has an office at
the Bartow Air Base, provides
services in Sebring, Lake Placid
and Avon Park in Highlands
County and Hardee County 24
hours a day, 365 days a year for
questions from emergency
medical staff in either county.
He also visits frequently to
review- records for quality
assurance and discuss any treat-
ment questions.
White is board certified in the
medical specialty of emergency
medicine. It became a new spe-
cialty in 1982. Besides a med-
ical degree, a candidate serves a
residency from three to five
years, then must take'exams in
that field. White has been recer-
tified in his specialty three
times, as EMS specialist are
under mandate to keep abreast
of the what's the latest in
national emergency medicie in
the nation..
While there are more re-
sources in a hospital, constant
contact with the facility makes
care flawless. "In effect, we've
moved the ER to the field. The
goal was the same in each case,
make sure the airways are clear,
restore breathing and improve
circulation and cardiac output.
Now, the direction is compres-
sion (cardiopulmonary resusci-
tation), airways and breathing.
To emergency medical staff,
immediate intervention for
stroke means within that three
hours of opportunity to prevent
as little permanent loss of abili-
ty as possible.. If necessary, a
medical technician can do
whatever to restore breathing,
including a tracheotomy. EMS
staff are in constant contact
with whatever hospital they
head to for directions and
instructions while en route to
the facility.
In extreme situations off head
trauma, stroke or heart attack,
victims may be airlifted to the



Business

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Tuesday
Rep, Vern Buchanan will host
a small business forum with his
staff on Tuesday in Wauchula.
Small Business Administra-
tion Senior Area Manager
Robert Chavarri. U.S. Depart-
ment of Commerce Represen-
tative Renee Osborn. and U.S.
Department of Agriculture
Rural Development Area Di-
rector Angela Prioleau will dis-
cuss federal resources to help
small businesses create jobs and
boost the economy.
The event will be held at 11
a.m. at Peace River Electric


Cooperative, 210 Metheny
Road. Reserve a spot by calling
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It seems to me that people
have vast potential. Most
people can do extraordi-
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nearest appropriate receiving
facility, be it Lakeland Regional
Medical Center, Tampa General
Hospital or All Children's Hos-
pital for children.
Choate has been Fire Chief/-
Public Safety Director for near-
ly a decade. During his tenure
he has added satellite stations in
Zolfo Springs and Bowling
Green. He is currently the
Southwest Region Director for
the Florida Fire Chiefs' As-
sociation.
DISPATCH
A recurrent question of re-
turning Fire-Rescue dispatch to
the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office has come up repeatedly
over the last two years.
At the April 8 workshop,
Sheriff Arnold Lanier explained
why. He presented an outline to
commissioners. For two budget
years in a row, former Sheriff
Loran Cogburn asked for budg-
et increases to include five dis-
patchers to handle the workload
increase because of Fire/EMS
coverage. When it became evi-
dent, budget increases weren't
to be approved, dispatch was
transferred to Polk County on
Sept. 17, 2007.
Currently the Sheriff's De-
partment has 12 dispatchers and
a supervisor at a cost of a half
million dollars. Eighty-seven
percent of them reside in
Hardee County and have famil-
iarity with its roads. To add four
dispatchers, three to rotate
shifts and one to fill in for vaca-
tion/sick leave coverage, the
cost would be $142,341.96.
In addition there would
equipment, such as consoles
and software, would be
$138,000 and possibly more.
Lanier said he already has the
800 megahertz system neces-
sary for radio contact with res-
cue vehicles. Training and addi-
tional upgrades-would be about
another $27,000. It would be a
Tier 3 dispatch system. The
total to get started would be
about $307,000.
Choate agreed with Lanier
that he wanted what was best
for Hardee County and he
would "get on board," with
whatever the commission
decided.
His figures for the Sheriff's
Office to provide Fire-Rescue
dispatch is much higher than'
those Lanier proposed, possibly
as high as $500,000. It would
take at least $20,000 to change
the radio frequency in rescue
vehicles. And, it would cost
over $37,000 for Tier 1 training
dispatch staff in the CAD basic
system. He also said the possi-
ble $138,000 grant for equip-
ment is questionable in the cur-
rent economy.
Choate said it's not a question
of a Cadillac vs. a Pinto, but
providing the, best service for
the people of Hardee County.
He acknowledged that two-
thirds of his employees don't
live in Hardee County. How-
ever, the Tier I CAD (computer
assisted dispatch) with a mini-,
mum of 700 hours training,
includes mapping, making the;
location of an incident, and
access roads to. it immediately
available to computers and
radio contact in emergency
vehicles.
Currently, EMS pays Polk
County $46,500 for dispatch
and that cost is expected to go
down. There is also a cost for
Ve-rison/GIS 9-1-1 updates,
about $15-$20,000. Polk Coun-
ty pays Hardee $8,000 a year
just for coverage north of the
Hardee-Polk County line about
two miles (to the bridge and
deep curve there). The net cost
to Hardee County is less than
$75,000 a year, said Choate.
A recent news article noted
that Polk County dispatch was
notified in March that it is one
of four in the nation to receive
the dual Flagship Agency desig-
nation from the Commission on
Accreditation for Law En-
forcement Agencies for meeting
stringent Emergency Medical
Dispatch standards and public
safety communications accredi-
tation requirements.
Several of the commissioners
seemed determined to return
dispatch to the local unit.
Commissioner Grady Johnson
was adamant that in a rural
county, hometown residents
would know the rural heartbeat.
"I think we should, we must do


everything possible to bring it
back and best serve our coun-
ty."
After much more discussion,
the commission instructed La-
nier and Choate to get together
and come to a reasonable fig-
ure. Perhaps transfer could not
be done immediately, but could
be phased in, said Commission
Chairman Terry Atchley, who
hopes to have some projected
figures before annual budget
discussions in July.


JOHNSON LETTER
On April 1l8, Commissioner
Grady Johnson hand delivered a
letter to the dcunty manager's
office with enough copies for
commissioners Dale Johnson,
Minor Bryant, Sue Birge and
Atchley. I
In the letter, iohnson says he
"has zero confidence in Albrit-
ton's administrative role" and
his control and direction of
Choate, whom he said, demon-
strates a lack df professional,
ethical and fiscal standards."
None of the other commis-
sioners can comment on it
because they are at risk of vio-
lating the Sunshine Law by cre-
ating dialogue on it. Johnson
noted in a February commission
discussion and his website fol-'
low-up that "how a commis-
sioner uses any information he
or she receives from any/source
is not what is at risk and it is the
responsibility of /the (other)
commissioners to know how to
conduct themselves."


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4D The Herald-Advocate, May 5, 2011




WAUCHULA


CITY


COMMISSION


ELECTION


Crowded Race For Seat 3


. Could Result In Runoff


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Seat 3, formerly held by Dan
Graham, will have four people
vying for the slot, which means
there is a good chance this race
will head to a runoff.
In order to be elected, one of
the four candidates will have to
receive a 50 percent plus one
majority. If that does not hap-
pen, the top two vote getters
will then square off in a runoff
election.
Battling it out for this seat are
Graham, Keith Nadaskay, Don-
na Steffens and Nick Timmer-
man.


Dan Graham
Dan Graham, 57, has lived in
Wauchula for more than 21
years and has been operating
his home health-care business
here since 1997.
Graham is the only one of the
five commissioner removed
from office by Gov. Rick Scott
who chose to run to regain his
lost seat.
"After all I have been
through, I asked myself, why
am I running again?" he said.
Graham said Wauchula has
been very good to him since he
moved here and he enjoys serv-
ing its residents, so the decision
to run again was easy. "I get a
certain satisfaction when I serve
and things work out," he said.
Graham admits he violated
the Sunshine Law and is ready
to move forward and tackle the
issues facing the city.
He feels getting all the city
employees back on the same
page and hiring a strong city
manager are the -most pressing
needs.
A strong city manager will
bring in fresh new ideas without
having a bias, he said.
Graham expects Wauchula to
remain relatively small. He said
you need to plan accordingly to
develop the kind of small town
you want to be.
He wants to see the Com-
munity Redevelopment Agency
focus on the city as a whole
more than strictly the down-
town area. Graham noted the
CRA boundaries are for the
entire city limits.
He said there are some run-
down residential areas that need
attention.
If re-elected, Graham wants
to continue to focus on business
development. Graham thinks it
would be a good idea if the
CRA focused on more business-
es and smaller grants versus
giving larger amounts of money
to a few projects.


Keith Nadaskay
Keith Nadaskay. 31, was born
and raised in Hardee County
and was excited about moving
back here in 2006 after getting a
job as a chemical engineer for
Mosaic.
As the youngest candidate
running for office, Nadaskay
thinks he will be able to provide
a unique perspective to the
board. He is just starting out in
life and he and his wife are soon
expecting their first child, so he
will have long-term outlooks in
mind when making decisions.
He applied to be appointed to


fill out the remainder of a com-
missioner's term that came
available two years ago, but
was unsuccessful.
Nadaskay is on the Main
Street board as well as many
other groups and boards in the
county, and likes contributing to
the community.
He wants to pursue economic
development and see what can
be done to help existing busi-
nesses grow while also looking
to attract new companies.
Nadaskay thinks CRA money
can be used to help create logis-
tical advantages for companies
who are looking to locate in
Central Florida. Providing incu-
bator spaces for businesses to
start out in, and hopefully grow
and have a building of their
own, is a great way for the city
to help.
Any decisions he makes will
be done after doing ample
research and based .on sound,
intelligent thinking, Nadaskay
said.
He said he loves Wauchula
and is proud to be here. He said
he is here because he wants to
live here and raise a family.
He said the decisions made
today are going to affect him
and his family for years to
come, so he wants to do his part
in ensuring that Wauchula is
heading in the right direction.


Donna Steffens
Donna Steffens, 53, is a lifelong
Hardee County resident and has
lived in Wauchula since 1998.
She is employed by Keller
Williams selling real estate and
has held numerous different
jobs throughout her life.
Steffens got her start in her
early teens at her father's gas
station, doing a little bit of
everything from bookkeeping
and taxes to waiting on cus-
tomers.
She said there is a need for
new businesses in Wauchula.
She feels it is important to have
facilities in place to attract busi-
nesses without them having to
put out a lot of money up front.
Steffens wants to keep the
historic feel of Wauchula.
She said all the empty build-
ings in Wauchula need to be
filled. She would like to see a
leather/shoe shop be on Main
Street, and would like to get an
ice cream shop here for the chil-
dren.
As a commissioner, she
would try to find ways to keep
people here to shop and dine
instead of them going out of
town so often, she said.
Steffens plans to increase cit-
izen involvement in govern-
ment by advertising the meeting
agendas before every meeting
so people know what is being
discussed beforehand, instead
of after the fact when it is too
late to voice their opinions or
change anything.
She describes herself as very
thrifty and will be wise when
spending tax dollars.
She said she is against what
she thinks is wrong and will
stand up and vote her con-
.science when issues come
before the board.
Steffens said she will make
sure citizen concerns are heard
and addressed.

Nick Timmerman
Nick Timmerman, 67, was
born in Bowling Green and has
lived in Hardee County for
most of his life. He has worked
here as an optometrist for 30
years.
Timmerman has served three
terms as a county commission-
er, from 1998 until 2010, so he
is no stranger to politics.
He decided to run because he
feels Wauchula needed compe-
tent leaders who have some
experience and knowledge. He
feels his past experience and


ideas and qualifications will
add a lot to the City Commis-
sion if he is elected.
Timmerman said he has
never taken a dime from anyone
to fund his campaigns. He said
he has a genuine desire to help
the community and is open and
honest.
He said he always made deci-
sions on what he felt was right,
even if it went against the pop-
ular opinion in the county and
upset people.

I- -,,.-. -


It is important to remember
who you are working for in
public service, he said. "I have
always been for the little guy,"
he added.
Timmerman likes what is
being done around the city and
thinks Main Street can be made
vibrant again.
He will do what he can to
improve the quality of life in
Wauchula and make sure he
gets the most out of every tax
dollar spent. He will work
toward generating community
and individual growth that will
generate additional jobs and
higher wages.
Timmerman would also like
to step up the code enforcement
and apply it fairly and equitably
to improve the look of the city.
He also wants citizens to get
the most for their tax dollars in
terms of services.


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Seat 4 was held by David
Royal. Running for the opening
will be Kenny Baker facing off
against Scott Lang.


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Kenny Baker
Kenny Baker is the pastor of
New Life Church in Wauchula,
and has lived here for five
years.
Baker got into ministry after
selling his successful insurance
business, which he had started
from scratch and grew into
more than 150 employees
across 30 states in six years.
He feels strongly Wauchula
is where he is supposed to be.
Baker has never been
involved in politics and feels
drawn to serve the community.
He said he has no future politi-
cal aspiration and will not use
this position as a stepping stone.
He wants to see Wauchula
grow and have jobs available
for the kids who grow up here,
who are often forced to leave to
find good jobs.
Baker said commissioners
must be constantly listening to
the people in the community
while paying attention to the
happenings of the region, state
and the world which could
affect the city.
He realizes he will only be
one vote of seven, but thinks his
previous business experience
will help him when making
decisions concerning the direc-
tion of the city.


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Seat 5, formerly held by
Clarence Bolin, has drawn two
people into the race. Robert
"Bob" McAllister will square
off against Gary "Chop" Smith


Bob McAllister
Bob McAllister, 54, has lived
in Wauchula for 17 years after
traveling around the country
working as a pipe fitter, build-
ing large plants and refineries.
McAllister grew up in
California, into a family of
commercial fishermen. He
ended up coming to Florida for
vacation, and then got a job
building the CF phosphate plant
in Fort Green and fell in love,
with Hardee County.
During his travels he has
seen many different cities and
communities, and thinks that
will be a great asset if elected to
the commission.
McAllister does not want to
see huge businesses or compa-
nies move into this area that
would take away from the qual-
ity of life. He wants the econo-
my to remain based on citrus,
cattle and small businesses.
Code enforcement has been
lagging behind, in his opinion,
and he wants to see the town
cleaned and the rules enforced.
He thinks some of the older
homes and buildings in town
would be worth fixing and
remodeling, but also believes


Baker is confident that what-
ever decision he is faced with,
he will be able to vote for the
best interest of the citizens of
Wauchula.
Wauchula reminds him of his
hometown in Alabama. Baker
wishes he would have moved to
Wauchula earlier in his life, and
said he plans to stay here.
Baker said his first role in
life will remain pastor of New
Life Church in Wauchula, but
looks forward to the challenges
and opportunity to serve the
city.

Scott Lang
Scott Lang is also a newcom-
er to politics.
He was unavailable for inter-
views.
Lang's recent advertisements
in The Herald-Advocate, how-
ever, say he is a longtime
Wauchula resident, and that he
understands the needs of the
people here.
He has been co-owner of
Lang's Service Center, an auto
repair business on U.S. 17
South in Wauchula, for 17
years.
His ads say he is frugal with
money while still maintaining
quality work and service, which
he would apply to the city
budget.
Lang's ads say he has been
following city politics, and is
informed on the issues facing
the city.


Winners Will Join
3 On Commission
The four winners in this
election will become a part of
the seven-member Wauchula
City Commission.
Already on the City
Commission are John Freeman
and Russell Smith. Both were
elected last year.
The third slot belongs to
Patty Detwiler, who became a
candidate in this election, and
drew no opposing candidates.
Without any opposition,
Detwiler wins the seat without
the need for a vote.


some would be better served
being torn down and rebuilt.
Heritage is something Mc-
Allister thinks is important to
preserve.
He describes himself as fis-
cally responsible, and said he
would use common sense when
spending tax money and will
look at the idea with a* long-
term view.
McAllister said he had good
values instilled in him at an
early age by his parents, and
believes in always doing the
right thing.
Life is all about making the
right choices, he said. Nothing
is free in this world.

Gary "Chop" Smith
Gary "Chop" Smith, 49, has
lived in Hardee County for
most of his life, and has been
living in the city for 11 years.
Smith has been in the car
business his entire life. After
working for a couple of dealer-
ships he opened Smith Au-
tomotive 18 years ago in
Wauchula, selling late-model
used vehicles.
Smith said he is not a politi-
cian, but has attended a few
meetings to learn about what is
going on with the city.
He said he can see where
some good common sense
needs to be in play making
decisions for the city.
His motivation to run came
from wanting to give back to
the community. He said Wau-
chula has been very good to
him and his family through the


years.
If elected, Smith would like
to see the town cleaned up
along U.S. 17 and made more
eye appealing.
He sees a need to attract
businesses that will offer jobs
and opportunity to the children
who grow up here and often
have to leave for employment.
Smith said he is very conser-
vative with spending money,
and always likes to get the
biggest bang for his buck.
He will always be willing to
speak up, and say and vote how
he feels about an issue regard-
less of others' opinions.


Any grant money handed out
should go to a person who will
utilize it to make the communi-
ty a better place. He would like
to see how the city and the
Community Redevelopment
Agency can assist local busi-
nesses and make it easier, for
them.
He thinks the city is shrink-
ing, and wants to do what he
can to make it prosper.


Belflower, Knight


Race For Seat 7


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Seat 7, formerly held by
Jerry Conerly, has drawn two
people into the race. Frederick
"Rick" Knight will face Pam
Belflower.


Pam Belflower
Pam Belflower, 59, has been
a resident of Wauchula for 10
years after moving here from
Arcadia. She was born in
Tennessee.
Belflower worked for the
city as a grant administrator and
in customer service from 2000
until 2004.
She is now self-employed
with her husband operating
Belflower's Floors Direct. She
described the business as a two-
person operation. She does all
the taxes and bookkeeping, and
said she knows how to budget
and be cost effective.
Belflower said she has been
attending nearly all the com-
mission meeting for years and
knows the issues facing the city.
She would like community
redevelopment money to be
spent more on what she said it
was intended for, instead of just
the downtown area. She said
preventing crime, eliminating
blight and improving neighbor-
hoods have never been ad-
dressed with CRA money.
Belflower said there are
grants available for residents of
Wauchula that many people do
not know exist, and she wants
to spread the word. One exam-
ple she brought up is how resi-
dents can get reimbursed for
money spent on painting their
houses.
She said if elected, she will
make decisions with all resi-
dents in mind and would not
support any idea that did not
benefit the majority of the peo-
ple.
She would also vote no on
any new property purchases
without a specific purpose in
mind for the building.


If elected Belflower plans on
talking to city employees to get
their opinions and advice on the
needs for the city.


Rick Knight
Rick Knight, 63, is a real
estate agent who moved to
Wauchula in 1976 from Mich-
igan, where he was born and
raised.
He got a little bit of experi-
ence in politics when he served
out a vacated term on the city
council in the early 1980s and
then did not seek re-election.
Knight is compelled to run
now because of the shape of the
city and his desire to help. He
said he would not have run if he
felt the city was moving in the
right direction.
He is a self-described forever
optimist, and does not want to
be critical of the decisions made
by previous commissions but
wants to focus on the present.
Knight said the Community
Redevelopment Agency money
needs to be used to draw in
businesses. He does not like the
idea of giving money to exist-
ing businesses that do not seem
to be viable to begin with.
The Wauchula airport is an
asset Knight feels can really be
better utilized to help the city
grow and attract new businesses
and residents.
Knight feels strongly about
doing the right thing, and said
he will vote his conscience
regardless of people liking it.
Knight wants to continue to
enhance the downtown area and
thinks that the thousands of dol-
lars of CRA funds can be spent
better and wiser to make the
money go further.
Knight also wants to try to
improve the relationships be-
tween the municipalities and
county, to work together and
not compete against one anoth-
er.
He feels confident he has the
leadership skills and knowledge
to make Wauchula a better
place.


McAllister, Smith Battle


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Rotary Honors World War II Veterans


V,


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
The opening of the Sunday ceremony was
sounded promptly at 8 a.m. by the call of
"Reville," played by Ben Norris.


Lyndsay Naranjo, minister of music at
Florida's First Assembly of God, led the
singing of the National Anthem.


Col. John Gill gave the keynote address, honoring these heroes for their sacrifice and
service, answering the call of God and country. It was a physician assistant in Ohio,
Earl Morse, himself a retired Air Force captain, who initiated the Honor Flight Network
in 2004, realizing most of the aging veterans needed assistance in order to travel to
Washington, D.C., to see the memorial dedicated in their honor.


Rotary President Sue Birge welcomed
attendees to the "Honor Flight" program,
held outside Wauchula State Bank under
the flagpole. In this, the Hardee County
Rotary's first annual event, nine local vet-
erans of World War II, in their 80s now, will
be escorted on a free trip to Washington,
D.C., to the World War II M~llnorialwhich
was dedicated in 2004. .


Associate Pastor Chris Rutledge, of
Florida's First Assembly of God, gave the
invocation, praying for military personnel
past and present.


Saluting the young patriots who so will-
ingly stepped forward to serve their
country in World War II, just one of their
roles as The Greatest Generation, was
Cracker Trail Museum Curator Sandy
Scott.


Presentation of the Colors was performed by a Junior ROTC unit.


The crowd recited the Pledge of A crowd turned out to witness this sendoff for nine World War II veterans, the first local group to take the "Honor Flight" to
Allegiance, led by Lt. Col. Anthony Hingle, Washington, D.C. Rotarians will accompany them on the trip on May 14. Sponsors are Mosaic, Alan Jay, CF Industries, Vandolah
instructor of the Junior ROTC program. Power Co., David Singletary State Farm Insurance and Peace River Electric Cooperative.


Cadets from the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps at Hardee Senior High School, the new generation, participated in honoring the nine veterans who are mem-
bers of "The Greatest Generation."





6D The Herald-Advocate, May 5, 2011

ZSE Holds Ceremony To Honor 'Cool Cats'


Zolfo Springs Elementary School recently held its Cool Cat ceremony. Exceptional COURTESY PHOTOS
kindergartners who received awards were (front row, from left) Elizabeth Castillo, First graders who were acknowledged for outstanding citizenship were (front row, from
Grabiela Ramos-Martinez, Laurence Johnson, Milagros Sandoval-Delacruz and Eric left) Ariana Olmos, Angel Saavedra, Elicarmen Sargento-Santiago, Rachael Mendoza,
Mushrush; (back row) Jessenia Duran, Braxton Holt, Jennifer DeSantiago, Alyssa Dylan Lambert and Victor Chavez-Saldana; (back row) Adrian Gallardo, Valeria
Botello and Theodore Lee. Montanez, Stormi Whaley, Jacob Wood and Lucio Aquino.


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The second graders recognized for their leadership were (front row, from left) Diana
Rodriguez, Alexis Crews, Trinity Her, Daniel Contreras-Ramirez and Kaylen Barringer;
(back row) Jessica Estrada, Jeremy Myers, Alan Pina, Jasmine Rodriguez and Adrian
Camillo.


Fourth graders who were given an award for their actions were (front row, from left)
Naomi Aguilar, Christian Cardoza, Guillermo Velasco, Daniela Villalva and Miranda
Sconyers; (back row) Javier Garcia, Angela Venegas-Baez, Cody Patterson, Dawson
Cantu, Mark Ortega and Analisa Camel.


Fifth graders who were noted as being "Cool Cats" were (front row, from left)
Esmeralda Diego, Joanna Cisneros-Montanez, Lovely Lee, Guadalupe Garcia-
Cendejas and Carolina Flores; (back row) Joshua Litton, Jayma Barnett, Jesaiah
Delgado, Sarah McCoy, Boon Lor, Abigail Juarez and Marco Vialva.


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Live Entertainment


Thurs., May 12 1-6pm
Bingo for prizes from 2-3ppm
Fri., May 13 1-6pm
DJ from 1 -5pm playing all
of your favorites tunes;
Bingo for prizes from 2-3pm
Sat., May 14 12-7pm
Elvis will be in the building
performing from 2-3pm,
fi)llowed by meet and greet;
Lucille Ball will be here
from 4-6pm signing
autographs and making you
laugh; Bingo for prizes
from 1-2pm
Sun., May 15 1-4pm
Stop by for tours, food
and refreshments


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Third graders who received a Cool Cat award were (front row, from left) Liliana Ramos,
Samuel Valentin, Adam Guerrero, Samantha McMillan and William Roland; (back row)
Ethan Garcia, Sierra Weaver, Jennifer Lopez, Jasmine Vue and Miguel Macedo-
Hernandez.


* Hourly Door Prizes
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* Grand Prize Drawing
Brand new 1 and 2-bedroom
apartment homes with elevators*
Barrier-free floorplans
Fully-equipped kitchen with pantry
Large, accessible bathrooms
Fitness center and computer center
Shuffleboard court and bocce court
Community garden with potting shed
Onsite laundry facility
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Book Review
By Spessard Stone

RECOLLECTIONS II
"Recollections II: A Collection of Historical Photographs,
Documents, Stories, Recipes, Sayings, and Other Memorabilia
about Arcadia and DeSoto County, Florida," collected and edited
by Carol Mahler, continues a serial.history of Arcadia and DeSoto
County with 25 articles drawn from diverse sources, including oral
history and archives, of which I offer the following sampler:


Jana J. Futch, an archaeology graduate student at the
University of South Florida, who is writing her master's thesis on
the history and archaeology of the Pine Level site, shares with us
an overlay of Pine Level, which demonstrates the people had lived
complex, rich lives in that seminal time in South Florida.
Similarly, John A. Reynolds explores the history of the ghost
town of Liverpool, a waiting archaeological bonanza.
Education is represented by "The Library," in which are out-
lined the objectives and responsibilities of the librarian and stu-
dents of the Smith-Brown High School Library, reprinted from a
history of that school published in 1950, while David Bedell writes
of the Chautauqua movement and its massive hall, built in Arcadia
in 1928.
Arlene Conley takes us to the joy of growing up in the Fish
Branch community, east of Gardner, where, after a long day's
work, families cooled off in its swimming hole, and recalls a shiv-
aree, in which a young preacher was thrown by the women into it
on his wedding night to the bride's dismay.
The Great Depression led entrepreneurs to earn money in
unusual ways. Mahler introduces us to George K. End, who canned
rattlesnakes, and Guy W. Johnson, whom End recruited to supply
rattlesnakes and then with others baby alligators to sell at $1
each with great success through a boys' national magazine.
Kay Harvin further details the career of Guy W. "Rattlesnake"
Johnson, including how he caught over 5,000 rattlers, while
Spessard Stone profiles his father, the legendary mail carrier,
James Mitchell "Acrefoot" Johnson.
Connie Kauffman in "Tin Can Tourism" acquaints us with the
"snowbirds" or "snow doves," terms originating in the 1920s with
African-Americans to describe the temporary residents who
worked or lived in the South during the winter, and were later
called "tin can tourists," a reference to their Model T Fords, AKA
"Tin Lizzies," and eating meals of tinrcanned food.
Charlotte Hall Carter shares memories with us of the Arcadia


NOTICE
REQUEST FOR REZONE
All interested persons are hereby notified that Charles H.
Cannon Sr., as representative for himself and the other
owners, is requesting a rezone to change the zoning clas-
sification of their property, located at 208 S 10th Avenue,
from R-1 (Low Density Residential) to P-1
(Professional/Neighborhood Commercial) for the purpose
of reselling the property. The property is legally described
as:

LOTS 1 TO 4 & N 4 FT OF LOT 5 BLK 32 CARLTON &
MCEWEN ADD

The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula
Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, May 16, 2011 at
5:30 p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday,
June 13, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission Chambers,
225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any
interested persons) will be heard at these meetings. If
any person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Board or Commission with respect to this request for
which he will need a verbatim record of the proceedings,
he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/Olivia Minshew
Acting City Manager

ATTEST:
s/Holly Collins
City Clerk

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Dodgers, the baseball team of her daddy, Booker T. Hill, a "darn
good player," when baseball games were a major social event for
African-Americans.
Karen Smoke exhumes the story of "Phosphate Mining in the
Peace River Valley," including the discovery of pebble phosphate
in Peace River inl881, and mining from 1888 to 1908, of which lit-
tle evidence remains of the enterprise that The Arcadian in March.
1890 had heralded would make DeSoto County the richest in the
state. -.
Instructions are provided in making, respectively, a slingshot
by Howard Melton and a broomsedge broom by John A. Reynolds,
while Forest Reynolds offers more "Cracker Crumbs and Cures."
To sum up, if I may borrow from Forest, "Recollections II"
will make you feel good all over because the happy memories are
soothing and energizing.
It contains 64 pages, contents, introduction, 44 illustrations-
some rare-and an index. It is published by the DeSoto County
Historical Society, P.O. Box 1824, Arcadia, FL 34265, www.his-
toricdesoto.org.
"Recollections I" sells for $7 and "Recollections II" for $8
plus $2 shipping and handling from the Society. The books are for
sale in Arcadia at Glass, Antique or Not, 219 W. Oak St.; Mary
Margaret's Tea & Biscuit, 14 S. Polk Ave.; Oak Park Inn, 2 W. Oak
St.; Peddler's Boutique, 108 W. Oak St.; Timeless Treasures, 25 W.
Oak St.; and Tokens of Time Antiques & Collectibles, 12 W. Oak
St.


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



We're Growing at

Seven Baskets Farm CSA

Announcing Volunteer Baskets


The community


support for


Seven


Baskets Farm has been incredible to the
point that we are expanding to Saturday
pick-ups to meet demand. This has creat-
ed a need for a limited number of volun-
teer positions each week. If you wbuld
like to volunteer a half day weekly at the
farm in exchange for a basket of fresh
veggies then please call for more info.


Seven Baskets Farm
770 Alton Carlton Rd
Wauchula FL 33873
863-832-2079
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The man who speaks his
positive convictions is
worth a regiment of men
who are always proclaim-
ing their doubts and suspi-
cions.
-Anonymous


RANCH SUPPLY, INC.

1309 Hwy. 17 South Wauchula


773-4322

Store Hours: Monday Friday 7 am 5:30 pm
Saturday 7 am 12 pm5:12


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The front cover of "Recollections II," published by the
DeSoto County Historical Society. Memories of the now-
Hardee County area are included.


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PUBLIC MEETING OF THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA CANVASSING BOARD
AND CANVASSING OF THE ABSENTEE AND
PROVISIONAL BALLOTS FOR THE MAY 10, 2011
PRIMARY ELECTION

Sealed absentee ballots received for the Special Election will be available for inspection
from 3:00 PM. until 5:00 PM. on Tuesday May 10,2011 at the Supervisor of Elections, 311
N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, Florida. The canvassing board will meet at 5:00 PM. on May 10th,
those ballots will be opened and processed through the tabulator. Tabulation results will
not be released until after 7:00 RM. May 10, 2011.
The canvassing board will remain in session on May 10, 2010 to canvass any provision-
al ballots that are voted on Election Day and until the results of the election are obtained.
The canvassing board will meet at 5:00 RM. Thursday May 12, 2011 to approve the unof-
ficial results.
The board might need to convene after May 12, 2011. If so, the time and date will be
posted at the City of Wauchula announced at the conclusion of the May 12, 2011,. meet-
ing.
All meetings will be held in the Supervisor's of Elections office at 311 N. 6th Ave.
Wauchula, FL.
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, these meetings will be open to the pub-
lic.

NOTE: Section 286.0105, Florida Statutes, states that if a person decides to appeal any
decision by a board, agency, or commission with respect to any matter considered at a
meeting or hearing, he or she will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such
purpose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim rerecord of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.

PROVISIONALES REUNIONES PUBLICAS DE LA TABLA LA CIUDAD DE WAUCHU-
LA SOLICITACION DE VOTOS Y SOLICITACION DE VOTOS DEL AUSENTE Y
VOTACIONES PROVISIONAL PARA EL 10 DE MAYO, 2011
ELECTION PRIMARIA

Las votaciones selladas del ausente recibidas para la Elecci6n Especial estardn
disponibles para la inspecci6n de 3:00 DE LA TARDE hasta las 5:00 DE LA TARDE el
martes mayo 10, 2011 en el Supervisor a las de Elecciones, 311 N. Avda sexta.,
Wauchula, Florida. La tabla de solicitaci6n de votos reunira en 5:00 DE LA TARDE en
mayo 10, esas votaciones se abriran y seran procesadas por la tabuladora. Los resulta-
dos de la tabulaci6n no se liberarin hasta que despu6s de las 7:00 DE LA TARDE: El 10
de mayo de 2011. La tabla de solicitaci6n de votos permanecera en la sesi6n en el 10 de
mayo de 2010 alguna votaci6n provisional que se votan en el Dia de la Elecci6n y hasta
que los resultados de la elecci6n se obtengan. La tabla de solicitaci6n de votos reunird
a las 5:00 DE LA TARDE. El jueves el 12 de mayo de 2011 para aprobar los resultados
no ofiQiales.
La tabla quizas necesite convocar despu6s de el 12 de mayo de 2011. Si 6se es el caso,
el tiempo y la fecha se anunciarAn en la Ciudad de Wauchula la conclusion del el 12 de
mayo de 2011, Junta. Todas las reuniones se tendran en el Supervisor es de Ia oficina
de Elecciones en 311 N. Avda sexta. Wauchula, Florida. De acuerdo con la Ley de Sol
de la Florida, estas reuniones estarin abiertas al publico.
La NOTA: la Secci6n 286.0105, los Estatutos de la Florida, dice que si una persona
decide apelar cualquier decision por una tabla, por la agencia, o por la comisi6n con
respect a cualquier cuesti6n considerada en una reuni6n u oir, 61 o ella necesitarin un
registro del procede, y eso, para tal prop6sito, 61 o ella pueden necesitar asegurar que
un regrabe al pie de la letra del procede es hecho, que registra incluye el testimonio y la
evidencia sobreCuli la apelaci6n se deber6 ser basada. 5:sc





8D The Herald-Advocate, May 5, 2011


Latino News Ij
By Yolanda Esquivel

Hello, everyone, my name is Yolanda Esquivel, and I will be
visiting you with news targeting our Hispanic population.
. I have lived in Hardee County mostly all my life and am a
graduate of Hardee Senior High School. I am currently employed
at Chatham Pointe senior apartment homes. This is a new 67-apart-
ment unit catering to seniors ages 55 and better.
I hope we will get very well acquainted through news and
events. If you have any news to share such as birthdays, anounce-
ments, Quincineras or church news, please call me at 863-448-
6449.
Birthdays
Happy birthday to Adam Jacob Naranjo, who turned 1 year old
on April 21. Parents are Adam and Kaitlyn Naranjo of Wauchula.




VOTE

Keith Nadaskay
For City Commissioner Seat 3


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Hardee County


Graduated from Florida State
University in 2003 with a degree in
Chemical Engineering
Attends First Christian Church of
Wauchula
Currently employed by Mosaic
Fertilizer, LLC
Director for Hardee County Chamber
of Commerce
Vice President of Board of Directors
for the Hardee County YMCA
Member of Economic Restructuring
Committee and Director on the Main
Street Wauchula Board
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NOTICE
REQUEST FOR REZONE
All interested persons are hereby notified that Aurelia M
Torres, owner of TNT Childcare Center Inc, is requesting a
rezone to change the zoning classification of her property,
located at 602 High Street, from R-1 (Low Density
Residential) to P-1 (Professional/Neighborhood Commer-
cial) for the purpose of operating a childcare center. The
property is legally described as:
LOT 9 LESS N 10 FT LOTS 10 & 11 BLK A POUNCEY ADD
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula
Planning and Zoning Board on Monday, May 16, 2011 at
5:30 p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday,
June 13, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission Chambers,
225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any
interested persons) will be heard at these meetings. If
any person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Board or Commission with respect to this request for
which he will need a verbatim record of the proceedings,
he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/Olivia Minshew
Acting City Manager
ATTEST:
s/Holly Collins
City Clerk




PROPOSED
.REZONE
REQUEST





HIGH STREET
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Happy 26th birthday to my son. Chris Esquivel.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
There will be lots of food. music, pony rides, kids bouncers.
pinatas and more. Vendors from Hardee County will be there sell-
ing jewelry. handbags. desserts, gift baskets and more. This event
is sponsored by the Frostproof Chamber of Commerce and will be
held on Saturday at the Frostproof Depot at 15 E. Wall St. from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m.
There will be live bands performing and La Raza (Hispanic
radio station) will be broadcasting live. More vendors are still
needed, if interested call me at 448-6449.
La Fe Supermarket in Zolfo Springs is one of the sponsors of
this event. Come out and bring family and friends to celebrate our
heritage.
Pastors' Breakfast
Today (Thursday) is National Day of Prayer, and Chatham
Pointe is inviting all our community pastors for breakfast catered


by Paul's Kitchen. Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. Chatham
Pointe is located at 338 Stenstrom Road in Wauchula. Call 773-
3031 for more information.


YOUR BUSINESS COULD
APPEAR HERE TOO!!
Contact
Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels
773-3255


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