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Financial Help


For Seniors

Column 9A


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
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lllth Year, No. 42
3 Sections, 28 Pages


460
plus 4 sales tax


Thursday, September 22, 2011


Company Picks Hardee For Solar Farm


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
National Solar has notified
the County Commission of its
intentions to build up to a $700
million solar farm in eastern
Hardee County.
The project would be located
off the south side of State Road
64 on the old Holley Hill grove


property, which borders High-
lands County to the east.
Plans for the 1,320-acre par-
cel are to divide it into 10 indi-
vidual cells that can generate up
to 20 megawatts of power
apiece, or enough to power
2,000 homes, the company said
last Thursday night in its pres-
entation to the County Com-


mission.
National Solar already has a
contract in place to sell that
power to Progress Energy.
The tract was selected
because it already has three
high-voltage transmission lines
running across it, where the
generated power can easily be
placed directly onto the grid.


The company said it also
looked at formerly mined
parcels owed by CF Industries
and Mosaic before deciding on
the Holley Hill site.
Hensel Phelps Construction
will be doing the engineering,
procurement and construction
for the project as well as operat-
ing and maintaining the farms


for the life of the 30-year con-
tract, with an option for an addi-
tional 30 years.
National Solar is asking for
substantial tax abatements from
the county for bringing its solar
farm here.,
It is seeking 100 percent
county property tax rebates for
the first two years, and an 80


percent rebate for years three
through 30.
Abatements, however, cat
only be granted for 10 years at a
time. The commission agreed to
10 years of abatements and will
revisit the issue when it expires
for future consideration.
The company is also asking
See SOLAR FARM 2A


COURTESY PHOTO
Youngsters board a school bus early Wednesday morning, in front of three duplexes at State Road 66 and Schoolhouse
Road in Zolfo Springs which have been sold to a new owner who wants to use them for housing up to 60 farmwork-
ers.


PHOTO BY CYNTHIA KRAHL


ZS Residents Object To Housing Plan


Employees Give


Their Views On


County Manager

*Commissioner's Employment Record Reviewed*


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What a difference in opin-
ions?
County Manager Lex Albrit-
ton is once again on the hot
seat.
A year ago, when first-year
commissioners Sue Birge and
Grady Johnson were campaign-
ing, they heard a lot of com-
ments from county residents
unhappy with decisions and
attitudes of the county manager.
In fact, one of the directives he
was given during his first-ever
evaluation last fall was to
improve his relationships with
the public.
But, those who know him
best have a different view of
their boss. They almost unani-
mously report either no prob-
lems working for him or full
confidence in his leadership.
That leadership came under
fire at last Thursday's evening
meeting of the Hardee County
Commission, when Commis-
sioner Grady Johnson spoke
about comments Albritton had
made at a workshop six days
earlier. Johnson alleged the
county manager had trouble
with supervision and was upset
because he (Johnson) had gone
to other sources for information
and presented some that
Albritton didn't like on Fire-
Rescue salaries and overtime.
"It upsets me as a commis-
sioner that he used out-of-con-
trol rhetoric. It's got to be a lot
of problem for his staff. We
don't work for him, he works


for us. I will continue to go out-
side the county for whatever
information I need in exercising
my statutory authority. I am not
against the county manager
form of government, but I am
against this manager. In view of
his history, I make a motion to
terminate the county manager."
Commission Chairman Terry
Atchley asked three times for a
second to that motion, and hear-
ing none, announced that it died
for lack of a second.
Atchley and the other three
commissioners Minor Bryant,
Dale Johnson and Sue Birge -
were born and raised in the
county, while Grady Johnson is
a relative newcomer. The 59-
year-old has lived here about a
decade, moving to the south-
eastern section of the county
some time after retiring in 1999
from two years with the Hendry
County Sheriff's Office.
INFORMAL EMPLOYEE
SURVEY
In response to Commissioner
Johnson's comment that "it
must be difficult for staff," The
Herald- Advocate talked with
county employees, offering
confidentiality, so that they
could speak without fear of
reprisal from anyone.

There were 18 department
heads and/or supervisors and
two general employees inter-
viewed, again reassured that
information would be kept
anonymous as several ex-
pressed concern about retalia-
See MANAGER 2A


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A 14-year-old girl quieted the
room when she told of being
verbally accosted by male farm-'


WEATHER
DALE HiGH
09/14 91
09/15 92
09/16 94
09/17 91
09/18 91
09/19 92
09/20 91
TOTAL Rainfallto
ame nerid laI


LOW AIN
69 0.00
69 0.00
71 0.00
71 0.00
71 0.00
71 3.55
73 0.01
09/20/11 -45.75
f uaar 43 09


Ten Year Average 54.30
Source: Univ. of a. Ona Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds..................6B
Community Calendar....2A
Courthouse eport.......7C
Crime Blotter..................8C
Hardee Living.................2B
Obituaries..................4A
Information Roundup...3A
School Lunch Menus....3B



7 1111 11 111111
7 18122,07290 3


workers as an I l-year-old walk-
ing to a school bus stop with
friends.
She spoke of stares, catcalls,
wolf whistles and attempts to
get a girl to come inside their
house.
No one could top or dispute
her claims.
Such was the atmosphere
Monday night as the Zolfo
Springs Town Commission
heard from residents decrying a
property owner's intention to
place farmworker housing in a
neighborhood zoned for single-
family homes.
In fact, on Sept. 14 the town's
code enforcement officer,
Amanda Gibson, sent a letter to
Encino Harvesting LLC in
Avon Park, noting that a plan to
house anywhere from 55 to 60
individuals in three duplexes on
State Road 66 near School-
house Road "is not compatible
with Single Family Residential"
zoning and is a "code viola-
tion."
In question are three side-by-
side duplexes owned by the late
Fred Hash and sold to Encino
by Benny Hash. The duplexes
are situated in R- I B zoning, and
were allowed by a special
exception granted in about
1985, Town Clerk June


Albritton said.
Encino is owned by Joe
Davis Jr.
The town's Table of Land
Uses describes R-1B as a "low
density residential classifica-
tion," and says the purpose is
"to locate and establish areas
appropriate for moderately low-
density residential neighbor-
hoods, with ample open space;
to designate appropriate uses
and services within said district;
and to establish such standards
as are appropriate to ensure
proper development in a low-
density residential environ-
ment."
Duplexes and two-story
buildings, for instance, are per-
mitted only by special excep-
tion.
Town attorney Gerald Buhrl-
preceded the open discussion
by noting the town has conclud-
ed the proposed use by Encino
is a violation of codes, and said,
"If they intend to put 55 people
in, we need to file an injunction
in court so they don't."
Still, residents wished to
express their concerns with the
project. Many of the comments
and questions were directed
toward Davis, who chose to lis-
ten to all residents first before
offering his remarks nild


answers.
First to speak was Debbie
Turner, who questioned the
zoning, crowding of 55 to 60
men "in a duplex like that," and
the fact that the property lies
within a school zone where
"kids walk past." She said that
as a mother, she is very con-
cerned for the welfare to the
children in the area.
Jennifer Watson, who lives
across from the duplexes, said
she was told there are 10 bunk
beds in each of the six apart-
ments. She questioned the high
density in proximity to a resi-
dential subdivision. She talked
about recent successful at-
tempts "to make Zolfo Springs
nicer." She said farmworker
housing does not belong inside
city limits.
Thurman Lowe asked, "My
question for Mr. Davis is would
he put it in his back yard?"
Linda Ford added, "If it were
families, it would be different,
but you just don't put a bunch
of men together. There's going
to be fights, cussing, cutting,
drinking you can't just expect
them to be good boys all the
time."
Lisa Villegas pointed to the
school zone and thebus stop
See ZOLFO SPRINGS 3A


Chairman Of IDA


Submits Resignation


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The chairman of the
Industrial Development Au-
thority and member of the
Economic Development Coun-
cil has turned in his resignation
from both boards, effective
immediately.
Marcus Shackelford has
served as IDA chairman since
February 2009, and has been on
the boards since 2006.
In his letter last week to the
County Commission, Shackel-
ford thanked the board for the
opportunity to serve and wished
both boards and director Bill
Lambert success moving for-
ward.
"I feel that under the direc-
tion of Director Lambert we
have made real progress," he
wrote. "But I feel at this time of
my life that I have other things
that need more attention."
He noted the Commerce Park
located off of State Road 62 as
a great success for the county
and these boards.


Shackelford, 66, said he is
adding about 150 head of cattle
to his herd and he will need to
spend more time taking care of
them.
Commissioners will now
have to appoint a new member
to the IDA, who also has to be a
member of the EDC, to fill the
vacancy on the seven-member
board.
Commissioners will be filling
Shackelford's vacancy on the
EDC along with two other seats
vacated recently when Rick
Knight and Kenny Baker were
elected to the Wauchula City
Commission and had to resign.
Applying to fill the IDA
vacancy so far are Mike
Prescott, Donald Samuels and
Nancy Craft.
The three empty EDC seats
have drawn applicants Robert
Krause, Doug Jensen, Nellie
Garcia and Charles Kimball.
Commissioners will vote to
fill the vacancies at their next
meeting, Oct. 6.


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... Column 8C









2A The Herald-Advocate, September 22, 2011


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


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I Kelly's Column
By Jim


Wauchula's noted historian, author and genealogist Spessard
Stone, 67, passed away Thursday, Sept. 15. Spessard was a Hardee
County treasure.
He was a Sunday School teacher at First United Methodist
Church in Wauchula.
He made all A's in school and wanted to attend the University
of Florida on academic scholarships.
The family's life was turned upside down on June 28, 1960,
when Spessard, 15, dove headfirst into Paynes Creek in Bowling
Green. The water was too shallow, and the teen was paralyzed from
the.neck down. He could use two fingers on one hand as he typed
one letter at a time.
A doctor said his life expectancy was 20 years. He lived 51
more years. The mishap caused his sister Renee (Schiele of
Valrico) to change her goal of being a teacher to becoming a nurse.
His mother Anne devoted her life to helping Spessard.
"I did not think I had the time to go to the University of
Florida," he would later say.
Spessard wrote two books and many magazine and newspaper
articles. Shortly before he passe. away, Spessard said he had
aecornipljhed wlgrt-in hs life, nptvevrything, but added "I am sat-
isied," ... -. -- A
Attorney Don Roper of Apopka is married to his niece Teresa.
"Spessard was a living testament to the ability of mankind to obtain
lofty goals in the face of extreme adversity," said Roper.
Spessard had grace under pressure, never complained and took
one small step at a time through life, said Roper at Sunday's funer-
al service at the church.
Roper said Spessard, as a quadriplegic, could not skip rope,.
hold hands, jump over a fence, get up out of a chair or run his
hands through his hair actions that most people take for grant-
ed.
Pastor Danielle Upton said Spessard ran a good race, fought
the good fight, kept the faith through life and has received his
crown of righteousness.
His books were "Hardee County: Its Heritage and People" and
"John and William, Sons of Robert Hendry."
See next week's issue for a more detailed report on Spessard
Stone.

Hardee High's Wildcats are 3-0 headed into Friday's 7:30 p.m.
game at Bradenton Bayshore to open district play. This has been a
very special season so far.
Last year the Cats started 0-6 under first-year head coach
Buddy Martin but found themselves in a close loss at Immokalee
and won three of the last four games, making the playoffs, before
almost upsetting undefeated Tampa Jesuit on the road. The 2011
version of the Wildcats at this stage appear stronger, better on
defense and more balanced on offense than last year's team.

In college football this week in the AP Poll, FSU is No. 11, UF
No. 15 and USF No. 18.
The Seminoles are a slight favorite over a good Clemson team
Saturday in Death Valley in South Carolina.

President Barack Obama wants to roll back the George W.
Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and to close some tax loopholes
granted to big corporations. The Republicans oppose the tax
increases and accuse the president of class warfare.
Managing the nation's economy is above my ability but hope-
fully the administration and Congress can "do the right thing."

Hannah's House, part of Alpha and Omega Freedom
Ministries, is building a 17-unit apartment complex in Hardee
County and has a fundraising goal of $200,000 to pay off existing
debt. (See related letter to the editor on Page 3A). This will be for
women and children who are victims of domestic violence or are
homeless.
Two isolated cases on domestic violence in Polk County on
Sunday resulted in husbands killing their wives. Hannah's House
has an office at 113 North 7th Ave. in Wauchula that offers coun-
seling and other services.
The founders are John Gillespie, 83, and his wife Lorraine.
John used to run a delivery route for Wonder Bread and Sunbeam.
Carlene Spiker and Barbara Ratliff are spearheading the fundrais-
ing project.

Darden Restaurants, which owns Red Lobster and Olive
Garden brands, has joined First Lady Michelle Obama's initiative
to reduce childhood obesity and promote healthy eating.
The restaurants pledge to cut calories and sodium in its meals
by 10 percent by 2016 and 20 percent within 10 years. For kids -
no more French fries. A fruit or vegetable will be standard with
children's meals, and one percent milk will be offered, with free
refills.



It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful.
It hasttie beauty of loneliness and of pain: of strength
and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-
satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature, and everlast-
ing beauty of monotony.
-Benjamin Britten


County Budget Remains At $47 Million


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After the first public hearing.
the 2011-12 budget remains at
the same level.
The first hearing was at the
beginning of last Thursday's
meeting of the Hardee County
Commission. The final public
hearing will be in commission
chambers on Sept. 26 at 6 p.m.
There were just a few
changes to the budget for the
new fiscal year which begins
Oct. 1. The millage goes from
the current 8.550 to 8.929, the
roll-back rate which is an
increase this year because of the
adverse economy and reduced
property valuations.
The $47,532,606 budget is
made up of 27 percent tax rev-
enue, cash forward (mostly
monies designated for particu-
lar projects), grants, fees, as-
sessments and other income.
There has been a decrease in
employee insurance premiums
and an increase for state-man-
dated financing of wireless ITT
for the state attorney's office.
Commissioners agreed they had
no choice but to include it in the
budget.
Commissioner Grady John-
son made a motion to roll back
the Fire-Rescue budget by $2
million because there has been
zero growth while the Fire-
Rescue budget continues to
escalate. He said calls for serv-
ice did not warrant increases,
particularly in the fire portion
of the budget.
Commission Chairman Terry
Atchley asked for a second
repeatedly, but did not receive it


and the motion died for lack of
discussion.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
madethe motion to approve the
resolution adopting the budget.
It passed on a 4-1 vote, with
commissioners Bryant, Sue
Birge (who seconded it), Dale
Johnson and Atchley voting for
it and Commissioner Grady
Johnson opposing it.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-heard Atchley direct staff
to prepare policies and proce-
dures regarding volunteers and
part-time employees to assist
Fire-Rescue staff. Grady John-
son said it was his understand-
ing that neither would work
because of the union contract
and described it as "useless to
pursue."
Resident Benny Hash sug-
gested that the Zolfo Springs
unit be disbanded and smaller
units be put in Fort Green and
Limestone.
Atchley asked anyone inter-
ested -in becoming a volunteer
firefighter to call Fire-Rescue,
the county office or any com-
missioner.
On Friday, Fire Chief
Michael Choate explained that
the union contract is silent on
the topic of either volunteers or
part-time employees. If he
makes a major policy change
such as this, he would meet
with union officials and have it
taken to all union employees for
a vote to amend the contract. He
said neither he nor his staff
were opposed to volunteers
(they have 9 or 10 now) nor
part-time workers. He believed


he could get part-timers from
Hardee firefighters who work
out of county and would come
in to assist Hardee on their days
off. That would be straight pay
rather than overtime.
-passed out evaluation
forms for County Manager Lex
Albritton. These are to be com-
pleted and given to county
attorney Ken Evers, who will
tabulate them and report at the
next meeting, Oct. 6.
-approved a proclamation
of for Eastern Star week, noting
its Open House on Oct. 8 fol-
lowed by a reception at the
Faith Presbyterian Church fel-
lowship hall, as requested by,
Janie Arnold.
-heard an update on the
county's wastewater adminis-
tration building under construc-
tion at Commerce Park. Park
Winter, director of utilities, said
it should be completed within
the next month or two. It has
been tied into the Vandolah lift
station but there is still some
other work to be done. It is
being built for functional use
with lab space for wastewater/-
water testing, etc. as well as
offices. Its offices will not be
for rent, but there is a confer-
ence room which can be used at
cost. The building has flexibili-
ty to accommodate growth in
future years.
-accepted the resignation of
Marcus Shackelford from the
IDA and EDC. A replacement
on the IDA will have to be
someone already on the EDA.
Candidates include Mike Pres-
cott, Don Samuels and Nancy
Craft. Candidates for the EDC


position are Doug Jensen,
Nellie Garcia and Charles
Kimball. The commission de-
cided to wait on the appoint-
ments until the next meeting.
-heard Chairman Atchley
announce that he will probably
be submitting his resignation
from the commission as he has
been selected a8 the Wauchula
City Manager. A contract is to
be reviewed by the Wauchula
City Commission at a meeting
on Sept. 21 at 4:30 p.m. If nego-
tiations are successful, Atchley
will notify the governor's
office, state department and
supervisor of elections of his
resignation. How soon the gov-
ernor would accept the resigna-
tion and appoint a replacement
is unknown as he has nearly
200 appointment around the
state awaiting his attention.
In light of the pending resig-
nation, Atchley resigned as
chairman of the transportation
disadvantaged board and the
Value Adjustment Board. Com-
missioner Birge offered aid
was accepted to his position on
the Value Adjustmenft Board,
along with Commissioner Dale
Johnson.
All the commissioners ex-
pressed their reluctance to
accept Atchley's resignation.
Tongue in cheek, Commission-
er Dale Johnson suggested the
commission not accept it, then
wished Atchley "good luck" in
his endeavors. The other three
commissioners said likewise as
did attorney Evers and manager
Albritton. The meeting ended in
clapping of appreciation from
the audience of Atchley's work
on the commission.


CMAontinu
Continued From 1A


tion from Commissioner
Johnson. None, however, were
worried about reaction from
Albritton. Four upper-level
county employees were
unavailable.
All employees were asked the
same two questions: "Can you
tell me how you feel about
working for Lex Albritton?"
And, "Has Commissioner
Grady Johnson ever talked to
you to find out how you feel
about working for Mr..
Albritton?"
Albritton
Of the 20 employees inter-
viewed, all reported good expe-




SOLAR fARM
Continued From 1A
that all permitting fees be
waived or refunded.
National Solar is willing to
add an economic drawback
clause to the abatement agree-
ment which would ensure the
company goes through with its
plans, it told the commission.
Despite the county tax break,
the company would still have to
pay all taxes levied by the
School Board, which would be
about $250,000 per cell per year
and could generate a total of
$2.5 million a year if all 10 cells
are constructed.
Economic Development Di-
rector Bill Lambert said the
abatements would not hurt the
county because the property
currently is on the tax roll as
agriculture and does not con-
tribute much in ad valorem
taxes.
"This will be a big win for
the school system and not a loss
for the county," he said.
Kevin Denny, the county
planner, said it should take
three to five months to get the
zoning changes completed and
all the permits in place for the
company to begin constructing
the farms.
It will take roughly six
months to complete one cell,
and the total build out for the
project would be five years
once construction begins.
The power will be generated
by using numerous polycryt-
talline modules affixed to rows
of tilting platforms mounted to
the ground. The platforms will
follow the sun from east to west
every day, maximizing the solar
energy to be harvested.
During the construction of
the farms, 140 jobs will be cre-
ated to build the structures. Five
permanent jobs will come from
each unit built. The permanent
jobs will have an average salary
of $40,000 per year and will
include an engineer, security,
maintenance and groundskeep-
ers.
National Solar said as it gets
closer to building the facility,
which it would like to start in
four to six months, it will host a
job fair and a public informa-
tion session.


riences in working with
Albritton. They described him
as "thoroughly professional,
knowledgeable, highly respect-
ed, fair, supportive, does a good
job, lets me alone to do my
work, doesn't interfere with
me."
In addition, several spoke of
his "Christian attitude, a loving
caring person, someone you ,
could pray with and who would
encourage you, who would
keep, in, touch if ;here was a
Sfamivy criis or prpblem.,I don't. .
believe he would- ever lie. He
never has a harsh word for any-
one."
A sampling of comments fol-
lows:
One said, "I wholeheartedly
want him to stay. He's knowl-
edgeable but fair. He is profes-
sional; I've learned a lot from
him. He is thorough and has
taught me to be that way. He is
absolutely open to you and lis-
tens to your comments."
Another commented, "I can't
imagine them going out to find
someone else. He's one of the
best I've ever had to work for.
He's been square with me. He
stands up for you."
Yet a third said," He's not a
'yes' man; people may be
unhappy when he says 'no,' but
he is a 'by-the-book' person and
will do everything to carry out
the policies of the commission.
He keeps up with what's going
on in the state and region."
Another said, "It's not fair of
the commission to evaluate him
without asking his employees
how they feel. I have high
respect for him. He keeps aware
of state legislative issues that
affect .the county. He's thor-
ough."
"I very much enjoy working
for him," said another. "He
keeps me sharp and has made
me the person I atr today. He
has never tried to influence my
decisions. He's very analytical,
one of the smartest men I know.
I appreciate him very much."
One person said, "There are
bureaucrats, who make the poli-
cies, and technocrats, those who
do the work and follow these
policies. If we disagree, he is
willing to discuss it and doesn't
refer to the disagreement
again."
Another commented, "I want
to go on record. We've not been
allowed to speak out. He's been
put in a difficult position and
has done a very good job keep-
ing the county afloat. He's not
afraid- to make a difficult deci-
sion. People on the street just
don't understand the job he has
to do."
"He's given me the opportu-
nity to do a job," said another.
"He keeps a good grip on
things. He keeps everything
moving as it should. When you
first work for him, he keeps
close tabs. When he finds out
you know what you're doing
without supervision, he lets you
alone to do your job."
Johnson
Most of those interviewed


said Johnson had never spoken
to them about their relationship
with the county manager.
Comments varied from "he's
never been in my office" to "he
asked for information and when
it wasn't what he wanted to see,
he said he'd get better informa-
tion elsewhere."
Other comments were: "He
won't listen if it's not what he
wants to hear."
Said one, "He tried to get me
to say I didn't like Lex or was
afraid of him, but I wouldn't. I
don't work for Mr. Albritton or
the commission, I work for the
citizens of the county, and he
didn't like that."
"He's never spoken directly
to me about Mr. Albritton," said
another. "He's filled with mis-
information and will not com-
municate with anyone who dis-
agrees with him. Why can't we
get rid of him?"
In the last two weeks,
Johnson has written two
lengthy entries on his website,
titled "What I Think." In them,
he decries the lack of accounta-
bility by the commission while
considering budget items and
his motion to terminate the
county manager. I
He wrote on Sept. 9 that the
fire budget workshop was "a
complete failure. ... It turned
into a love fest where the fire-
men (who made up the majority
of the audience) were told how








THURSDAY, SEPT. 22
VIndustrial Development
Authority, meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wau-
chula, 8:30 a.m.
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

MONDAY. SEPT. 26
*Economic Development
Council meeting, 107 E.
Main St., Wauchula, 9 a.m.
VHardee County Com-
mission, final public budget
hearing, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 26
*Bowling Green City
Commission, final budget
hearing, City Hall, 104 E.
Main St., Bowling Green,
5:30 p.m.
VWauchula City Com-
mission, final public hearing
and meeting on new utility
provider, City Hall, 225 E.
Main St., Wauchula, 6 p.m.
VHardee Visioning Com-
mittee, quality of life meet-
ing, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.


much we appreciated their worK
and how much we also appreci-
ated the work of Chief Beattie
of the Wauchula City Police
Department."
Further, in his Sept. 15 blog,
Johnson called Albritton's com-
ments at the Sept. 9 workshop,
"a tirade. By any professional
standards, his actions as a sub-
ordinate to the commission
should have been a non-nego-
tiable termination.
"Mr. Albritton's outburst and
ridicule of the commission as
well .as. his absolute disrespect
for .the elected officials he
works for is indicative of his
state of mind. It is no doubt that
his lip-quivering breakdown
was aimed at me."
Johnson said he is "Mr.
Albritton's worst and biggest
nightmare, ... that being a com-
missioner simply trying to do
the job he is elected to do. ... ,
Mr. Albritton's fear has caused
him to be in what I feel is a
deranged state of mind, and his
future actions will be handled
accordingly."
A review of Johnson's own
employment history could show
similar behavior.
His 26-year career (Feb. 11,
1970 to Dec. 1, 1996) with the
Collier County Sheriff's Office
shows many commendations
for speaking at community
clubs and assisting other agen-
cies with narcotics investiga-
tions. It also shows unfavorable
evaluations during his 22 years
on marine patrol, the last 10 as
a sergeant.
An evaluation in 1990 com-
ments that Johnson "acts as a
lone wolf, shielding his opera-
tion from all others, including
his supervisor. ...His subordi-
nates are overwhelmed by his
dominate personality. He needs
to become a team player and
follow the chain of command."
Johnson appealed that evalu-
ation, saying of his supervisor,
"A subordinate is vulnerable
and his career can be damaged
by a person incapable of deal-
ing with heavy responsibility."
He called his own supervisory
method "strong unity" rather
than dominance.
That evaluation appeal inter-
view lasted two hours, in which
neither the supervisor nor
Johnson would change his posi-
tion.
In late 1993, Johnson faced
an allegation of insubordination
for "using a loud voice, profan-
ity and ordering a senior officer
to leave his office." When that
superior did not leave, Johnson
attempted to walk out instead,
and had to be physically
restrained. He was given two
days off without pay and
ordered to have a "fitness for
duty" review before returning
to work.


People will accept your idea
'much more readily if you
tell them Benjamin Franklin
said it first.
-David H. Comins


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September 22,2011, The Herald-Advocate 3A


SWIM PHOTO
A photo caption in last
week's edition contained a
typographical error. Tracy
Pate, a volunteer swim
coach, is a certified Red
Cross instructor. The error
had changed the meaning
of that sentence.

LIONS PHOTO
A photo caption last
week on a June meeting of
the Lions Club incorrectly
gamed a particular resi-
dence as the historic set-
ting for special events in
the project proposal of
Peace River Explorations.
PRE did not name any indi-
vidual historic home within
this county.

BACK IN TIME
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Dear Community:
We are excited about what
God is doing for us here at
Hannah's House in Wauchula!
We would like to give everyone
in the community an opportuni-
ty to help us in our endeavors to
help women and children who
are caught in the devastating
cycle of domestic violence and
abuse.
Hannah's House is dedicated
to working with community
agencies to assist residents in
Hardee County and sometimes
the surrounding areas, which
are experiencing the hardship of
domestic violence and some-
times the homeless. We offer a
safe shelter for women and chil-
dren in addition to food, med-
ical assistance, clothing, trans-
portation, and education.
We counsel them through
Alpha & Omega Freedom
Ministries, Gillespie's Counsel-
ing Center in Victims Abuse,
Parenting, Anger Management,
Substance Abuse, Domestic
Violence, and much more.
We hope to expand our pro-
gram in the next few years to
get at the heart of the problem,
by working with fathers who
abuse or have the potential for
abuse. We have already started
by teaching those in prison who
will be released soon and many
who have been court ordered to
attend anger management, sub-
stance abuse, and/or parenting
classes.
The need is great! We get
calls every day from people
who need our help, and we are
not able at this time to help
everyone. With your help we
hope to be able to meet those
needs in the future. Recently a
grandmother came to us with
three grandchildren who were
1, 2, and 3 years old, with no
place to go. Their mother went
to prison, the'father too drugged
out to care or take care of them,
and no family with the means or
ability to help. She learned of us'
and we took her in.
That same week five other
women with a total of 17 chil-
dren called for help, but we
have a full house. We are in the
process of building a 17-unit
apartment complex so we can
meet these needs, however, we
need to get rid of the existing
debt on the women's home and
counseling buildings so we can
then focus the new complex
and, more importantly, giving
the counseling, education, love,
and support that our ministries
were founded for.
We know that"the economy is
weak and that many do not give
during this time of year, but
even a small gift will help us in
our quest to pay off the debt. If
everyone donates what God
lays on their heart to give we
will be bLssed beyond meas-
u re.
We would also like to take
this opportunity to introduce
you to two ladies who have a


and asked, "How am I supposed
to feel confident sending my
young daughter off to school
with them living there? They
already look at her in the store."
Ester Alvarado said she grew
up the child of migrant farm-
workers and lived in migrant
housing. "My parents wouldn't
let us children outside. The
men, they drink, they shoot,
they look for women."
Anne Marie Schneider,
owner of the Jazzercise busi-
ness across from the duplexes,
said she has worked to build up
her business and the neighbor-
hood. Her business has been
good for the town, bringing in
many people. "Several women
come there for a very safe, very
positive environment," she
noted.
"The women come because
they love it. They won't feel
safe. This is not a positive thing
for Zolfo Springs," Schneider
concluded.
Cheryl Grove said the loca-
tion is an entrance into the
town, a crossroads. "Do we
really need a bunch of people
sitting outside drinking beer?"
she asked. "It will give Zolfo a
really bad name, and there go
our property values!"
Bob Christie, owner of the
adjacent Oasis RV Park, said
his customers are a very mobile
community. "If these people get
the sense this town is not safe
anymore, not friendly, not
warm and fuzzy, they will just
move somewhere else."
Christie described 10 people
in 800 square feet as "like a
prison." Others called it "a bar-


desire in their hearts to help
others who have experienced
difficulties in their lives due to
domestic violence, substance
abuse, and or family loss. They
are eager to help us here at
Alpha & Omega Freedom min-
istries, especially Hannah's
House and the new apartment
complex:
Carlene Spiker:
Licensed Minister of
Brandon Spiker Ministries.
Attended Hardee County
Schools.
Attending Christian Acad-
emy.
Previous Counselor at
Caring People Ministries.
Attends Grace Fellowship
in Wauchula.
Barbara Ratliff:
BA in Psychology/Biblical
Studies from Warner
University.
War Against Drugs
Minister at Teen Challenge
International.
Previous Program Director
at Caring People Ministries.
Attends Grace Fellowship
in Wauchula.
We at Alpha & Omega
Freedom Ministries Inc. would
like to take this time to say
thanks in advance for your lov-
ing donations and contributions
to our ministries. Your support
will help to ensure that abused
women and children will con-
tinue to have access to essential
support services including:
shelter, safety, advocacy, case
management, counseling, edu-
cation, food, transitional hous-
ing, vocation education and
transportation support. We con-
tinue to support the hungry and
hurting people of our own com-
munity. There are times when
we help other communities and
they also help us..
The purpose of this letter is
to let you know of the need to
pay off our existing debt at
Hannah's House and the
Counseling Center. We have a
need for $200,000 and a passen-
ger van. Please pray about your
part to help us in this project.
We hope to be debt-free by the
end of this year. Year-end is
always a good time to get those
much needed tax breaks by
donating to our 501(c)3 organi-
zation.
Won't you write a check
today to Hannah House and
help our ministry? Please make
checks payable to Hannah's
House and specify RE: Dear
Community, in check memo.
We love serving the Lord in
this ministry and we pray that
God continues to strengthen
and bless you!
Donations can be mailed to:
Hannah's House, c/o P.O. Box
339 or dropped off at 113 N 7th
Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873.

Thank you so much!
John & Lorraine Gillespie
Carlene R. Spiker
Barbara A. Ratliff


racks."
Joe Davis Jr. then took his
turn to address the crowd in
attendance.
"The legal standard is, if
these were white construction
workers, what would be fair and
reasonable?"
This drew loud objections
from the crowd, saying this is
not an issue of racism or dis-
crimination in any manner, but
a realistic rejection of housing
55-60 men in three duplexes
within a single-family residen-
tial neighborhood.
Davis went on to note there
are all sorts of federal protec-
tions for migrant farmworkers.
He said the law mandates
municipalities, cities and states
to provide for farmworker;
housing.
He said the Health Depart-
ment issued a permit for 55-60
occupants, and that the number
did not come from him.
When asked how many peo-
ple he did plan to put in each
duplex, Davis answered, "You
may not believe this, we don't
have a firm number."
He said he wants a good rela-
tionship with Zolfo Springs. He
said he follows the law and
hires documented workers,
unlike many other harvesting
businesses.
He noted the men inside the
duplexes will have been
screened before coming here.
"They will be interviewed by
the consulate in Monterey,"
Davis said. "They will undergo
a criminal background check.
The H2A program is a higher
class of folks than we have here
now."
Davis said the men are hard
workers, who will put in long
hours in the groves and fields.
"I wish we weren't in this sit-
uation, most Americans not
being willing to pick fruit and
most workers being undocu-
mented," he continued. His pro-
posal would change that, bring-
ing in legal laborers.
He said he purchased the
duplexes for $240,000 and has
put $35*000 to $40,000 in them,
adding a bathroom to each, for
instance. "I have $280,000
invested in it," he said.
Tommy Irby responded, "You
get these people here to pick
your oranges to make you
money."
Attorney Buhr told Davis,
"From the city's perspective,
you're basically putting in bar-
racks in zoning for single-fami-
ly homes. That's the problem
the city is going to have with
it."
Buhr read the law for the
crowd.
"It's single-family zoning.
We're not discriminating,"
Buhr went on tell Davis. "If you
are going to house eight or 10
people who are not related in
there, you'll need to talk to your
lawyer about it."
Davis countered that there are
six, eight or 10 people in sever-
al homes in Zolfo Springs. Buhr
asked for the locations, and
said, "We'll take action."
With several more back-and-
forth comments from all
involved, the meeting ended
with instructions to Davis to
talk with his lawyer and warn-
ings that if his project did not
comply with town codes, the
matter would be pursued in
court.


The constellation Orion
contains three of the 24
brightest stars in the sky.
The three stars are Rigel,
Betelgeuse and Bellatrix.







Hardee Players
Plan Season
The Hardee County Play-
ers will meet on Tuesday at 7
p.m. to make plans for the
upcoming season.
The meeting will be in the
Wauchula City Auditorium,
225 E. Main St., Wauchula.
Everyone is welcome. For
more information, call Dan
Graham at 863-990-1061.

H.A.R.T. To Hold


Adoption Event
The Hardee Animal Res-
cue Team is sponsoring an
Unadoptable Pets event at
6265 SR 66, Zolfo Springs at
9 a.m. on Saturday.
It will feature animals with
breed prejudice, ageism and
special needs. Consider a
pet you haven't known about
previously. H.A.R.T. posts its
adoptable pets on Petfind-
er.com


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-- Obituaries


BETTY BRYANT
Betty "Miss Betty" Bryant,
07, of Lakeland, died on
'"'hirsday, Sept. 15, 2011, in
Lakeland.
She was born in St. Peters-
burg on Jan. 8, 1944, and went
to Lakeland in 1959 from
Wauchula, where she had
resided for several years. She
was an Avon representative and
scorekeeper for North Lakeland
youth sports for many years.
She was a Baptist by faith.
She was preceded in death by
son Curtis W. Bryant.
Survivors include her hus-
band of 50 years, James Werner
BryamR of Lakeland; sons Jim-
my W. Bryant and wife
Meloney of Kathleen, and
Anthony "Spanky" Bryant and
wife Casey of Lakeland; daugh-
ter Pam Bryant Wright and hus-
band Craig of Lakeland; five
brothers; two sisters; 11 grand-
children and one great-grand-
child.
Visitation was Sunday from
3 to 5 p.m. at the funeral home
chapel. Services were Monday
at 2 p.m. at Bethel Baptist
Church with Rev. Mark Gohen
officiating, followed by inter-
ment in Socrum Cemetery.
Lanier Funeral Home
Lakeland

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SPESSARD
MUNSELLE STONE
Spessard Munselle Stone,
67, of Wauchula, died on
Thursday, Sept. 1-5, 2011, at
Florida Hospital in Sebring.
He was born at Clewiston
on Sept. 2, 1944. He was a
genealogist and historian and
the author of "John and
William, Sons of Robert
Hendry" and "Hardee County:
Its Heritage and People."
He was a member of the
First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula, where
he taught the Open Door
Class. "The time of my depar-
ture has come. I have fought
the good fight. I have finished
the race. I kept the faith." II
Timothy 4:6b-7 (KJV).
He was preceded in death
by his parents, Tracy H. Stone
and Anne Hendry Stone; and
nephew Daniel Stone.
He is survived by his sister,
Renee S. Schiele and husband
Frank L. Jr. of Valrico; two
brothers, Hugh T. Stone and
wife Rachel of Tampa, and
Sherrick Stone and wife
Delila of Live Oak; three
nieces Teresa Roper of
Apopka, Toni Peterson of
Lithia, and Julie Stone of
Zolfo Springs; and two
nephews, Frank L. Schiele HI
of Valrico and Steven Stone of
Magnolia, Texas.
Funeral services were held
on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 2 p.m.
at the First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula'with the
Rev. Danielle Upton officiat-
ing. Interment followed in
Bowling Green Cemetery.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


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ELLA BARROW
CREECH POOLE '
Ella Barrow Creech Poole,'
89, of Wauchula, died on
Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2011, at
Sebring.
Born on Sept. 30, 1921, in
Greene County, N.C., she came
to Wauchula 16 years ago from
Kinston, N.C., where she had
lived for 74 years. She was a
cottage parent supervisor and
member of Wheat Swamp
Christian Church in LaGrange,
N.C.
She was preceded in death
by husband Jonas Wood "Rip"
Poole' parents Eliza Mal
Emerson and Jesse Wyatt
Creech; four brothers; two sis-
ters; and two daughters.
Survivors include daughter
Barbara Myers of Wauchula;
sons Franklin Poole of Kinston,
N.C. and John Poole of Snow
Hill, N.C.; brothers George
Creech of LaGrange, N.C., and
Ralph Creech of Greensboro,
N.C.; 12 grandchildren, Me-
linda Petrie, Barbara Harlan,
Angela Klein, Gary Myers, Lisa
Poole-Moore, Franklin Wood
Poole Jr., Charles Lynwood
Potter, Amy Poole Jordan,
Ashley Poole, Melissa Poole,
Julia Poole and Rachel Poc!e;
18 great- grandchildren; five*
great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Saturday 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. at Garner Funeral
Home in Kinston, where servic-
es were held at 1 p.m. Interment
followed in Pine Lawn Me-
morial Gardens in Kinston.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula

The memory of my mother
and her teachings were.
after all, the only capital I
had to start life with, and or
that capital I have made m)
way.
-Andrew Jacksor
Unquestionably, there is
progress. The average
American now pays oul
twice as much In taxes as
he formerly got in wages.
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Ella Barrow Creech Poole,
89, of Wauchula, died on
Wednesday, Sept. 14,2011, at
Sebring.
She was born in Greene
County, N.C. on Sept. 30,
1921, and lived in Kinston,
N.C. for 74 years before com-
ing to Wauchula 16 years ago.
She was a member of Wheat
Swamp Christian Church in
LaGrange, N.C.
She was a loving wife,
mother, grandmother and
homemaker and was em-
ployed as a Cottage Parent
Supervisor with Caswell
Center in Kinston.
She was preceded in death
by her husband Jonas Wood
"Rip" Poole; parents Eliza
Mae Emerson and Jesse Wyatt
Creech; four brothers, Jesse
Wyatt Creech, John Preston
Creech, Frederick Creech and
Louis Emerson Creech; two
sisters, Barbara Edna Creech
Rabhan and Josephine Evelyn
Creech White; and two
daughters Mary Barrow Poole
and Annella Poole Bain.
She is survived by one
daughter, Barbara Ellen Poole
Myers of Wauchula; two sons,
Franklin Wood Poole of
Kinston, N.C., and John
Henry Poole of Snow Hill,
N.C.; two brothers, George
Carroll Creech of LaGrange,
N.C., and Ralph Lenley
Creech of Greensboro, N.C.;
12 grandchildren, Melinda
Petrie, Barbara Harlan,
Angela Klein, Gary Myers,
Lisa Poole-Moore, Franklin
Wood Poole Jr., Charles
Lynwood Potter, Amy Poole
Jordan, Ashley Poole, Melissa
Poole, Julia Poole and Rachel
Poole; 18 great- grandchil-
dren; five great-great-grand-
children; and numerous
extended family members.
Visitation was Saturday,
Sept. 17th, at Garner Funeral
Home in Kinston from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. with funeral services
at 1 p.m. Interment followed
at Pine Lawn Memorial


SPESSARD MUNSELLE
STONE
Spessard Munselle Stone,
67, of Wauchula, died on
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2011, at
Florida Hospital in Sebring.
Born Sept. 2, 1944, in Clew-
iston, he was a genealogist and
historian. He was a member of
the First United Methodist
Church of Wauchula.
He was preceded in death by
his parents Tracy H. Stone and
Anne Hendry Stone.
Survivors include sister.
Renee S. Schiele and husband
Frank L. Jr. of Valrico; and two
brothers Hugh T. Stone and
wife Rachel of Tampa, and
Sherrick Stone and wife Delila
of Live Oak.
Funeral services were held
on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the First
United Methodist church of
Wauchula with the Rev.
Danielle Upton officiating.
Interment followed in Bowling
Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family
Funeral Home
Wauchula


LEVI McLEOD JR.
Levi McLeod Jr., 62, of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
Sept. 8,2011, at Sebring.
Born on Dec. 6, 1948, in
Wauchula, he was a Vietnam
veteran and retired from CSX
Railroad after 20 years of serv-
ice. He was a member and dea-
con at First Missionary Baptist
Church and served it in many
capacities. He was also a youth
football coach for the Raiders.
He was preceded in death by
his parents Levi and Johnnie
Mae McLeod.
Survivors include his wife of
37 years Bernestine McLeod of
Wauchulla; daughter CoRhonda
McLeod of Wauchula; six sons,
Blease Gibson and wife Sha-
wana of Winter Haven, Willie'
Frank Rollins Jr., Randy
McLeod Sr., Allen McLeod,
and Jawain Robinson, all of
Wauchula, and Jerome Reed of
Philadelphia, Pa.; three sisters,
. Gloria Faulk and Lillie Lane,
both of Wauchula, and Susie
McLeod of Macon, Ga.; three
brothers Robert R. McLeod,
Charlie McLeod and Levi
Rivers, all of Wauchula; sisters-
in-law Bernice Lane, Martha
Faulk, Mattie Daniels, Linda
Rodriguez and Stephanie Blan-
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and Andy Robinson, both of.
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Allazae McLeod, LaNiyah
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Robinson, all of Wauchula.
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16, from 5 to 7 p.m. at First
Missionary Baptist Church,
where services were held on
Saturday at 1 p.m.
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September 22,2011, The Herald-Advocate 5A


Are We Holy?
By Rev. Sam Forrester
Whiteside Presbyterian Church
Highlands, N.C.
I Peter 2:9
The apostle Peter in his first epistle exhorts the people of God
li lives that are holy and pure. In I Peter 2:9 he says "But you are
chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belong-
ing tL God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you
out of darkness his wonderful light." Those who claim Jesus Christ
as their Lord. should be striving for all they are worth to live lives
that declare their love and appreciation to him for all he has done
for them.
No one can save themself, they are saved by the works and
merits of Jesus alone. They are not required to keep the law to earn
from God anything. They are not under the covenant, the covenant
of redemption. The believer keeps the law only to show his love and
appreciation to Christ for his work on their behalf. This is what
Peter (s calling believers to do, be holy because their God is holy.
The apostle points out that believers are a chosen people, they
hold a very special place in the economy of God, they are a royal
priesthood. They serve as God's own holy nation, his people, set
apart to declare his message to a lost and dying world.
The thing that stands out in this verse is the last phrase "called
you out of darkness into his wonderful light." What distresses me
about this is what I see in those people in our nation that call them-
selves Christian and refuse to stand up for the holiness called for in
this passage.
This has been made clear in the number of young ladies I see
having babies out of wedlock. What is even more disturbing are the
churches that seem to treat these births as though they are not
shameful and a disgrace for the young women. Many of these
young women receive showers given by churches or church groups.
Fornication is a sin (Eph 5:3, Col. 3:5, I Th. 4:3) and just as much
so for the young man who fathers such children. Sin should produce
shame in the hearts of those who engaged in it but many of these
young women have two or three illegitimate children and many by
different fathers. The whole purpose of the Church is to warn peo-
ple of sin and its devastating consequences on life, to lead them to
the true Savior, Jesus Christ, and to a life that reflects his holiness.
I see and hear the commitment made by many churches against
abortion, which is heinous sin, the murder of the most helpless
among us and I wonder why do they wait for the child to be con-
ceived, and then, take their stand against sin. Would it not be better
to cut of the need for abortion by preaching against the sin of for-
nication? It seem to me that many treat these young women as hero-
ines for not having an abortion and ignore the sin that brought them
to this point.
Should we not attack the works of the devil where they begin?
In Proverbs 19:18 it says "Discipline your son, for in that there is
hope; do not be a willing party to his death." Paul said in Romans
6:23 "The wages of sin is death ..." Can it be any clearer, those who
engage in fornication repeatedly will bring upon themselves a dire
curse that leaves them completely unprotected against the wrath of
God. There is only one hope for them and it is the duty of those who
believe God, to call them to repent. To teach them what sin is and
how to live their lives above sin, to be holy because their God is
holy. To come out of the "darkness into his wonderful light." Let all
who name the name of Jesus Christ stand up and declare with a loud
and clear voice what sin is and what it does to those who live in it.
Let them shout with all of their strength the message of grace found
in Jesus Christ. Let them show their revulsion at sin, for we are in
danger of losing the true message to a world view that does not
want to acknowledge sin and thus cannot acknowledge Christ as
Savior.
Editors Note: Submitted by Sylvia Ann Barrows of Cashiers, N.C.
Reprinted from the Sept. 7, 2011, issue of the Highland (N.C.)
Newspaper.

ltter To Tha.Editor ; ...

'Hardbe'C uple, Grandson

Honor America on 9/11


Dear Editor:
My name is John Gray. My
wife Linda and I, along with my
grandson Mark Adcock, even
though we read in your paper
that on Sept. 11, 2011, there
would be remembrance events
of 9/11 held Sunday afternoon,
we chose to gather in front of
Wa-iMart in the median.
Linda waved the flag while
Marli and I held up our signs.
The signs read "Never Forget,"
"Thank You, U.S. Military,"
"USA," and "One Nation
Under God." We are very proud
of our country and saddened by
-what happened on Sept. 11,
2001. Cars and trucks honked
their horns, and one truck driv-
er saluted the flag as he drove
by.


A young man joined us from
across the street and held up my
signs for me for a little while.
He even went over to Pizza Hut
and brought back three cups of
iced water. Sorry I did not get
his name, be we were proud he
joined us.
We have done this for several
years with different members of
our family.
We are proud to be Amer-
icans. We love being residents
of Hardee County.
Thanks for letting us share
our little contributions in
remembrance of 9/11/01.
John and Linda Gray,
Mark and our new friend
from Pizza Hut
Wauchula


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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
Then Joseph said to his
brothers, "Don't be afraid.
Can I do what only God can
do? You meant to hurt me,
but God turned your evil into
good to save the lives of
many people, which is being
done."
Genesis 50:19-20 (NCV)
FRIDAY
Be compassionate as your
Father in heaven is compas-
sionate.
Luke 6:36 (NEB)
SATURDAY
It's criminal to ignore a
neighbor in need but
compassion for the poor,
what a blessing. ./.. You
insult your Maker when you
exploit the powerless; when
you're kind to the poor, you
honor God.
Proverbs 14:21,31 (ME)
SUNDAY
Accept life, and be most
patient and tolerant with one
another, always ready to for-
give if you have a difference
with anyone. Forgive freely
ag God has forgiven you.
Colossians 3:13 (PME)
MONDAY
You, Lord, help me do what
honors You most. ... Your
goodness and unfailing
kindness shall be with me all
my life, and afterwards I will
live with You forever in Your
home.
Psalm 23:3,6 (TLB)
TUESDAY
Love is patient and kind;
love is not jealous or boast-
ful. ... It does not rejoice at
wrong, but rejoices at the
right.
I Corinthians 13:4,6 (RSV)
WEDNESDAY
Show your fear (respect) of
God by standing up in the
presence of elderly people
and showing respect for the
aged. I am the Lord. Do not
exploit the foreigners in your
land. They should be treated
like everyone else, and you
must love them as you love,
yourself. -.,. c '(NL
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6A The Herald-Advocate, September 22, 2011


Volleyball Vastly Improved


Swimmers Show Improvement


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The improving Lady Wildcat
volleyball team is getting more
and more wins.
A couple of weekend tourna-
ments and a match at Fort
Meade have put the young var-
sity volleyball squad in good
position. Starting the season 0-
4, they have improved to 5-10.
Bartow Tourney
The Lady 'Cats were in a dif-
ficult pool in this tourney, hav-
ing to face nemesis Lake Placid
and home team Bartow.
The first matchup was against
Lake Placid. Improved over
their Sept. 6 meeting, Hardee
lost the best-of-three matchup
25-16,'25-22. Karlee Hender-
son picked up a pair of service
points to get Hardee to 16 in the
opening game. In the next
game, it was Nyshira Jackson
and Ashley Nichols leading the
offense.
Hardee got its first win
against All Saints' Academy of
Winter Haven, although it took
three sets. Hardee dropped the
first 10-25, before coming back
to win 25-23 and 15-6. Summer
Palmer, Katie Wheeler and
Ashley Nichols led the scoring.
In game two, Desiree Smith
had four service points and
Palmer three. Ashley Nichols
got the final two points for the
win. In game three, it was
Jackson and Kayla "Louie"
Nichols with the service leader-
ship.
Hardee faced Bartow on its
own court in game three, losing
7-25, 19-25. Smith led the scor-
ing in both games.
Next on tap was Frostproof in
the best-of-five series. Hardee
won 25-18, 25-13, 25-19.
Jessica Harrison topped Hardee
with five service points and
Henderson added four more in
game one. In game to, Wheeler
had the final four points and
Wheeler had eight service
points. In game three, Ashley
Nichols, Palmer, Jackson and
Kayla Nichols led the serving.
Hardee faced off against
Haines City in the finals, win-
ning the first game 26-24, and
losing 27-25 and 25-20. There
was no individual scoring
record on this game.
Fort Meade
Between tournaments, Har-
dee made a run up to Fort
Meade on Sept. 15. The Lady
'Cats had to battle for every
point, winning in four games,




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25-23, 25-21, 21-25, 25-22.
Jackson and Henderson led
the scoring in game one, while
Hendrson and Ashley Nichols
did in game two. Kayla Nichols
had eight service points in game
three, and Harrison had eight in
game four.
Key West Tourney
After a long eight-hour ride,
with delays for traffic control
for an area motorcycle poker
run, Hardee arrived in Key
West 10 minutes late and had to
immediately take on the host
team, losing in straight sets in
the best-of-three series, 25-7,
25-16. Jackson and Harrison
led the scoring.
Game two was against anoth-
er powerhouse, Palm Beach
Royal, losing 25-17, 25-13.
Palmer, Jackson and Kayla
Nichols led in game one and
Kayla Nichols had an ace in her
serving in game two.
Hardee got its first win over
Marathon, 25-17, 23-25, 18-16.
Bailey Carlton, Palmer and
Kayla Nichols led scoring in
game one, Palmer and Jackson
had acres in game two and
Henderson led in game three.
The fourth match was against
American, with Hardee win-
ning 25-23, 25-16. Harrison,
Palmer and Kayla Nichols led
serving in game one, and
Carlton had three aces among
her six service points.
The final was against Vero
Beach, with Hardee losing 25-
11, 25-6. Ashley Nichols and
Kayla Nichols led the serving.
Coach Ken Leupold said,
"We won two and lost three. We
played poorly after arriving late
for the first game. Ashley was
injured and sat out game two
and Nyshira was out for game
three, so we had to switch
around, and the girls did a good
job adjusting. In seven games in
four days, we showed improve-
ment in every game. We are
becoming more aggressive. We
are passing better, Summer is
setting well and Ashley and
Nyshira did their best hitting at
Fort Meade."
JV-Ninth
Coach Jeanne Atkins has
scheduled ninth grade tourna-
ments for her large JV squad of
four sophs and eight freshmen.
The first ninth grade tourna-
ment was at St. C loud on Sept.
10, in which Hardee swept the
tournament.
Atkins was obviously proud
of her squad. "This group of




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girls applied the fundamentals
they've been taught, stay
focused and played as one
cohesive unit. Not one player
outshined the others. The team
as a whole dominated the court
and with precision and intensi-
ty. When we arrived, people
kept asking us, "Who is
Hardee?" but when we left they
knew who Hardee was and that,
in our gym, we teach funda-
mentals, aggressive attacks and
the importance of passing and
defense. I am proud of the girls
and love seeing how every one
of them has improved since the
first day of practice."
Girls playing were Cat
Jackson, Abby Vargas, Allison
Smith, Emily Albritton, Ja-
kaysha Lindsey, Tamara St. Fort
and Gemi Saunders. The team
started with a match against
Harmony High, winning in
three sets in the best-of-three
series. Harmony won the open-
er 25-22, but the Lady 'Cats
came back to win 25-10 and 16-
14. Albritton, Smith and
Jackson all had serving streaks
of seven or more and Smith had
three blocks.
Game 2 was against
Poinciana, with Hardee win-
ning in straight sets, 25-8, 25-
11. Lindsey and Albritton had
serving streaks of eight points.
The third "pool" game was
against Osceola, again defeated
in two sets, 25-5 and 25-9. "The
Lady 'Cats' passing and serving
was superb, allowing Smith,
Jackson, Lindsey and St. Fort to
get in some powerful hits from
our front line," said Atkins.
Ranked number one in "pool
play," and went into the finals
against #4 Celebration High.
Playing with intensity and
focus, the Lady Wildcats han-
dled the Storm for a two-set win
25-10, 25-14, and advanced to
the championship game.
They squared off against
Harmony again, and this time
won in two sets, 25-10, 25-14 to
become tournament champs
with a 5-0 record. Albritton and
Saunders were doing good set-
ting and defensive. Smith and
Jackson "tag-teamed the middle
hitter/blocker positions, making
the front line hard to defend.
Outside hitters Lindsey and St.
Fort had numerous crosscourt
attacks and defensive players
Richardson and Vargas passed
with precision with numerous
digs and assists."



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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Competing against the tough-
est opponents seems to be mak-
ing Hardee swim teams
stronger.
"Overall, they are better.
Their times are coming down,"
said Head Coach Jan Brutus as
she reported on Hardee's two
meets last week.
This week, the teams greeted
Mulberry on Tuesday and go
-today (Thursday) to the Rowdy
Gaines pool in Winter Haven to
face off against All Saints'
Academy, Lake Region, Se-
bring and Auburndale. Next
week, it a home meet against
Frostproof on Tuesday and a
visit to Avon Park on Thursday.
Haines City Girls
Last Tuesday, Hardee went to
Haines City to swim against the
Hornets and Lake Region. The
Lady Wildcats palced second,
missing first by just three
points. The boys placed third.
Sophomore Leah Weeks
picked up a pair of first place
finishes, in the 100 freestyle
and 200 freestyle. Senior
Jessica Hunt won the 100
breaststroke. The 200 free relay
team of Johnson, Weeks, Emily.
Hughes and Caitlin Fufresne
also took first place.
Picking up second place
.points were freshman Alex-
andra "Alex" Johnson in the
100 backstroke, soph Emily
Hughes in the 100 freestyle,
sophomore Megan Hartman in
the 200 freestyle and soph
Carleigh Coleman in the
exhausting 200 freestyle. The
400 free relay team of Weeks,
Coleman, Johnson and Savan-
nah Miller were second.
Adding third-place points
were Johnson in the 50 free,
freshman Dufresne in the 100
breaststroke and 200 individual
medley, soph Miller in the,100
backstroke and senior Korin
Roehm in the 100 butterfly. The
200medley relay team of
Miller, Hunt, Savanna Hagans
and Emily Hughes placed third,
as did Hagans, Roehm, junior
April Garland and Dufresne in
. the 400 free relay. The 200 free
relay team of Hartman, Emily
Hughes, Holly Hughes and


Hunt also placed third.
Haines City Boys
Junior Wyatt Kofke had the
only first-place points for the
boys team at the Haines City
meet.
Claiming second place points
were soph Garrett Albirtton in
the 100 free, classmate Kramer
Royal in the 50 free, Kofke in
the 100 back and the 400 free
relay team of Kofke, Royal,
Albritton and junior Justin
Rickett.
There were no individual
third place points for the boys
squad, but Royal, Albritton,
freshman Kevin Kunkel and
class mate Cody Spencer united
for third place in the 200 free
relay.
Lake Placid Girls
The girls placed a solid sec-
ond in the tri-meet at Lake
Placid last Thursday. Lake
Placid dominated with a lot of
first-second combinations for
514 points. Hardee came in at
388 and Avon Park at 330.
Miller, Hunt, Hagans and
Coleman. got Hardee started
with second place for 34 points
and fifth place for 28 points in
the 200 medley relay. Weeks
and Hartman added second- and
third-place points, 17 and 16, in
the 200 freestyle to up the
Hardee score to 95, while Lake
placid was only at 107.
In the 200 individual medley,
Dufresne was third.and Garland
fifth, adding 16 and 14 points
for Hardee and a total of 125,
against Lake Placid's 144 and
Avon Park's 85.
Johnson placed second in the
50 free with Holly Hughes fifth.
The 17 and 14 points did not
stand against first and fourth for
Lake Placid which jumped to
179, while Hardee now had 156
and Avon Park 114.
Lake Placid had the only girl
divers, so went 1-2 and gaining
37 points. The Lady Dragons
went 1-2 in the 100 butterfly.
Hardee's only entry Roehm
placed third, ahead of a pair of
Avon Park girls. While Lake
Placid had forged adead wto
.253 points, Hardee had 172 and
Avon Park 143.
Weeks gave Hardee third-
place points in the 100 free.


Coleman placed second and
Hartman fourth in the grueling
500 free. In the final event, the
400 free relay, Johnson, Weeks,
Emily Rhodes and Dufresne
came in second and HartmaA,
Emily Hughes, Holly Hughes
and Hunt were fifth. Hardee fin-
ished a solid second
Lake Placid Boys
The battle here was between
Avon Park and Lake Placid.
The Dragons managed to win
with 497 points while the
Devils had 485. Hardee's
youthful team was a distant
third at 312.
Lake Placid took an early
lead by placing first and second
in the 200 medley relay. Hardee
placed fourth, between a pair of
Avon Park teams, with Kofke,
Kunkel, Rickett and Spencer
coming in at 2:221:27.
Soph Cleston Sanders was
third and Rickett fourth in the
200 freestyle. Kunkel added
fifth-place points in the 200
individual medley. Albritton
was third and Royal fifth in the
50 freestyle.
Hardee had a pair of boys in.
the diving. Junior, Morgan
Garcia placed third with 119.55,
close to second-place which
had 120.70. Freshman Kaleb
Rickett had fifth place.
There were no Hardee swim-
mers in the 100 butterfly.
Albritton was second and Royal
fifth in the 100 freestyle.
Sanders, Hardee's only entry in
the 500 freestyle finished
fourth.
Kramer, Albritton, Kinkel
and Spencer gave Hardee 28
points for fifth place in the 200
free relay, while Garcia, fresh-
man Keifer Kedzor, junior
Skylar Simmons and Justin
Rickett were sixth for 26 points.
Kofke claimed the boys only
first place, winning the 100
backstroke in 1:06.12 for 20
points. His nearest competitor,
senior Tayler Allcorn of Lake
Placid finished at 1:06.45.
Kunkel and Spencer went
five-six in the 100 breaststroke.
The Wildcats finished with
fourth place in the 400 free
relay with Kofke, Royal,
Albritton and Sanders.


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

The City of Wauchula has tentatively adopted a budget
for 2011/2012 FY.
A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES
will be held on
DATE: Tuesday, September 27, 2011
TIME: 6:00 P.M.
PLACE: 225 E. Main Street, City Commission Chambers
TOWN: City of Wauchula 9:22c


BUDGET SUMMARY

CITY OF WAUCHULA -- FISCAL YEAR 2011-2012
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA ARE THIRTEEN PERCENT (13%)
LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.
________ Electric, Community_
Sewer & Water Redevelopment __
I General Fund (Utilities) Agency Airport Total
ESTIMATED REVENUES_ 2011 -2012

Taxes:
Ad Valorem Taxes Millage 5.6485 $ 569,028 $ 569,028
Gross Receipt & Sales Tax __ $ 365,000 $ 365,000
Communication Service Taxes $ 141,090______ $ 141,090
Utility Service Taxes $ 265,000 $ 265,000
Gasoline Tax $ 86,900 ____ $ 86,900
Licenses and Permits $ 6,800 $ 6,800
State Grants ._. $ 887,130 $ 887,130
Federal Grants $ 111,341 $ 133.713 $ 245,054
State-Shared Revenues $ 518.300 $ 518,300
Charges For Services $ 67,625 $ 10,001,558 $ 414,523 $ 10,483,706
Court Revenues $ 74,200 $ 74,200
TIF Revenues __ __ $ 498,048 $ 498,048
Miscellaneous Revenues __ $ 250,976 $ 122,373 $ 17,600 $ 250 $ 391,199
Non Revenues $ 1,648,766 $ 245,000 $ 781,095 $ 2,674,861

TOTAL REVENUES $ 3,740,026 $ 10,733,931 -$ 1,296,743 I $ 1,435,616 $ 17,206,316

EXPEND1TURESEXPENSES

General Government/Administrative $ 555,423 $ 1,176,021 $ 1,731,444
Public Safety ____1,491,770 ... $ 1,491,770
Community Development $ 300,331 $ 300,331
PhysicalEnvironment $ 852,953 $, 9,557,910 $ 1,296,743 $ 11,707,606
Transportation $ 184,495 $1,435,616 $ 1,620,111
Culture/Recreation -- .. $161,400 ..$ 161,400
Reserves ___ $ $ $. $
Non-Expenditure Disbursements ___ $ 193,654 __. -..$ 193,654

TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES $ 3,740,026 $ 10,733,931 $ 1,296,743 $1,435,616 $ 17206,316

THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, CITY HALL,
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Cross Country Up 6-0


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two meets into the season.
the Hardee boys cross country
squad has a 6-0 record.
The boys won the dual open-
er at Pioneer Park over Avon
Park, and followed that with a
six-team meet at South Florida
Conrmunity College. Winning
it all, the 'Cats already have a 6-
0 record.
They continued with a home
meet at the Hardee Lakes run-
ning course #1 on Tuesday and
head on Saturday to Gainesville
for the University of Florida
Mountain Dew Invitational.
'Next week's only meet is the
DeSoto Invitational at Morgan
Park in Arcadia on Thursday.
Although there are only two
Hardee girls running cross
country, they are getting indi-
vidual honors. Febe Murillo
won the Pioneer Run in 25:19
and just missed finishing in the
medal category in the six-team
meet with a 24:58. She is fol-
lowing in the footsteps of her
mother, who ran cross country a
few years ago.
The only other female runner
for Hardee is Alle Solis, who
placed third with 31:04 against
Avon Park in the Pioneer Park
run and came in at 28:45 in the


larger meet.
For the boys, senior
Reimundo Garcia is the leader.
He placed first in the Sept. 13
meet at Pioneer Park with a
time of 19:23. He steps in the
shoes of two sisters and an
older brother who had also
starred for the 'Cats. At the
South Florida Community
College Invitational: he led the
Wildcats to the finish line for
the team victory over Avon
Park, Lake Wales, Ridge
Community, Haines City and
Auburndale with a time of
18:33.
Other Hardee boys are doing
well. Sophomore Brandon
Beatty ran a strong second leg
in the Pioneer Run to place
third at 19:53, 50 seconds off
Garcia's winning time. In
Friday's run, he came in at
19:08, dropping 45 seconds on
his time and just missing medal
eligibility.
Following behind him are
Augustine Ancelmo, Juan Vela,
Alex Pierstorff, Tyler Helms,
Dorian Mejia-Flores, Tony
Moreno, Antonio Galvan and
Josh Wyatt. All of them
dropped their times significant-
ly in the second meet of the
year, some by more than two
minutes.


Rodeo Bits
By Kathy Ann Gregg
ARCADIA YOUTH RODEO FINALS PART 1
I'm sure you've heard the saying "time flies when you're hav-
ing fun." Well, I must be having a lot of fun since I'm just getting
to the Arcadia Youth Rodeo Association Finals from May, and by
the time this column comes out, the first event of the 2011-12 sea-
son will be over!
May 21 saw the top 10 cowboys and/or cowgirls compete in
each event in the finals at the Arcadia rodeo grounds, followed by
the annual banquet that evening, which was filled with good food
and scrumptious desserts, prizes and awards galore, and fun for all.
The stage was decorated with colorful buckets, halters, roping
cases, stirrups and, of course, those six coveted saddles for the All-
Around winners.
And as has come to be expected, Hardee County had its share
of participants. The cowgirls (just as talented as the cowboys, but
much prettier to look at!) will be covered in a future column.
Starting with the youngest, the Tots Division saw one of our
saddle winners, Cody Lane Vina. Cody competed in calf riding
(winning the buckle), barrels, poles, goat-tying and breakaway rop-
ing. The other Tot was Cameron Cantu, who limited his talents to
the breakaway roping.
Next up are the Juniors. This division saw Tony Webb,
Dawson Cantu and Kirklin Boney. Tony competed in all of the rop-
ing events (breakaway, double mugging and team roping), as well
as steer riding. Dawson's expertise is roping, so he, too, rode in all
of the roping events. Ditto for Kirklin. Dawson will be adding
chute doggin' to his repertoire this coming season, as this event is
being added to the AYRA roster of events.
The various youth rodeos allow the younger ropers to compete
in "double mugging" instead of the calf tie-down. This allows them
to learn the event, and actually accomplish the task.
And for those of you who are used to me using this term in the
ranch rodeo coverage, this is not the same. The youth ropes the
calf, then an adult (usually dads Justin Webb for Tony, Luke Cantu
for Dawson, and Clint Boney for Kirklin) runs to the calf and
flanks it for the rider. Once the youth touches the calf, the adult
must let go and stand back, and the youth then ties the required


three legs and throws his arms in the air to signal the judges that
he's done. The calf i'mist stay tied lor te hired six seconds to
receive a tim e. .---. --- I i
UPCOMING EVENTS
This Saturday starts the 2011-12 season for the Reality
Ranch Youth Rodeo, but with a change in the line-up. The rough-
stock events (sheep, calf and bull riding) will start at 10 a.m., to be
followed by the timed events (barrels, poles, goat-tying, all roping
events, and chute-doggin'). There will also be fund-raising compe-
titions at the end of the regular events, so parents, friends and the
kids can compete against each other in fun events, with all of the
entry fees to go back to the youth rodeo.
Sept. 30-Oct. 1 is the Florida Cattlemen's Association fourth
annual Ranch Rodeo Finals & Cracker Festival, being held at the
Silver Spurs Arena and Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee.
Oct. 22 will be Wauchula's first hosting of a Working Ranch
Horse competition, out at the Cattlemen's Arena. This is becoming
a fast-growing event nationwide, where the real stars are the hors-
es. Keep an eye on future columns for more information!
Keep these "Bits," boots and bridles riding. Let Kathy Ann Gregg
in on your events and achievements, and she'll keep you covered.
Reach'her at ksleepyk@aol.com or 773-9459. Keep on riding,
Cowboys and Cowgirls!


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Cameron Cantu swings his rooe to throw over the calf's


Dawson Cantu ropes his calf, as dad Luke runs in to flank
the calf In the double-mugging event.


COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG
Cody Vina beams proudly with his saddle for winning the
Tots All-Around Cowboy, flanked by his dad, Javier, and
Heather Baker.


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Kirklin Bonoy pulls his tie rope tight in the double-mugging,
with dad Clint watching him after having flanked the calf.
This event is also called "buddy roping."


Tony Webb rides his steer -just one of his events while
his dad, Justin, cheers him from above the chutes.


If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember
that every experience develops some latent force within
you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse
your circumstances may seem to be.
-John R. Miller


She Got Her..



GED In Her 40s

By JOSEPH FREY
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Christine Thompson was born May 6, 1944, in
Elora, Tenn.
She had a very good childhood growing up in
Tennessee, Alabama and Florida. She played a lot of
sports, but her favorite sport was basketball.
Christine was very poor when she was a child, but
she and her family had a lot of love. She had a father
named General Lee and
mother named Viola. Her
parents may not have I'a lt
played a role in history,. "
that she knows of, but they
played an important role in her life.
When she ate, she had vegetables that they raised in
the garden; also, she had hogs, cows and chickens they
raised for meat and eggs.
She used to go and hide in trees when something
went wrong. She had a very lucky item that she still
keeps with her today it's a four-leaf clover.
When she was young, Christine went to school in
Tennessee in a one-room schoolhouse, and also in
Pahokee, Florida. Christine went to school but did not
graduate. Luckily, in her 40s, she earned her GED.
Christine had 20 siblings; there are still five girls liv-
ing. Christine was 15 when she first got married, and
the lucky man was James Summerville.
She worked at many places, including nursing, cook-
ing at Hardee Junior High School, and also in conve-
nience stores.
She has been married to Kenneth Thompson now for
eight years. Christine now has eight grandchildren and
loves us all. Christine has been a loving and caring per-
son all her life and has not changed. That's why I chose
to interview her.
Back In Time is the result of a class assignment given to ninth
graders at Hardee Senior High School. Each student is asked to
interview an older person. Selected interviews are published here
as an encouragement to the students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.



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ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS FOR
LOWER-INCOME SENIORS
Dear.Savvy Senior,
What kinds of programs are available to help low-income sen-
iors with their Medicare costs and other expenses? My 81-year-old
Y mother has gone through her savings and is having a tough time
getting by on her Social Security benefits. What can you tell us?
Worried Son
Dear Worried,
There are actually a variety of under-utilized programs that
can help lower-income seniors with their Medicare costs, grocery
bills, utility expenses and more. Here's what you should know:
Medicare Savings Programs
For millions of seniors who ate having a tough time paying
their out-of-pocket healthcare costs, help is available through
Medicare Savings Programs (MSPs). These are Medicaid-adminis-
tered programs that pay Medicare Part B premiums and, depending
on your mom's finances, may even pick up the tab on her Medicare
copayments and deductibles.
To qualify, her income must be under $1,246 per month (or


$1,675 for a married couple), and her assets must be below $6,680
($10,020 per couple) not including her house, vehicle, burial fund,
furniture or other household items. To find out if she qualifies, or
to apply, contact her local Medicaid office call 800-633-4227 for
contact information.
Extra Drug Help
If your mom is eligible for an MSP, she's also eligible for
"Extra Help" in paying her Medicare prescription drug plan costs.
If, however, she's not eligible she can still get Extra Help if her
annual income is below $16,335 ($22,065 for a married couple liv-
ing together), and her cash assets are under $12,640 ($25,260 for
married couples) excluding her home and vehicle. For more infor-
mation, call Social Security at 800-772-1213 or go online to
ssa.gov and click on prescription help.
Food Assistance
In addition to the Medicare programs, your mom may also be
able to get some help with her grocery bills. Food assistance pro-
grams like S.N.A.P. (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
are available to seniors 60 and older with cash assets under $3,000,
and a "net income" below $903 per month ($1,215 for a family of
two). Net income is figured by taking your mom's gross income
minus allowable deductions like medical expenses, rent or mort-
gage payments, utility costs, insurance, taxes and more.
The average monthly S.N.A.P. benefit is currently around
$101 per person. To find out if your mom qualifies, use the pre-
screening tool online at snap-stepl.usda.gov or contact her local
S.N.A.P. office call 800-221-5689 for contact information.
Utility Assistance
There are also resources available that can help low-income


seniors reduce their utility bills. The Low Income Home Energy
Assistance Program, as well as local utility companies and charita-
ble organizations, helps millions of Americans each year with their
home heating and cooling costs.
To search for help, go to energynear.org, a web portal that pro-
vides information on all energy assistance programs in each state,
along with qualification details, how to apply and who to contact.
You can also call the National Energy Assistance Referval project
at 866-674-6327.
Supplemental Income
Another program to check into is SSI, or Supplemental
Security Income. Administered by the Social Security
Administration, SSI provides monthly payments to very low
income seniors 65 and older, as well as to those who are blind and
disabled. To learn more or find out if she's eligible, visit ssa.gov/ssi
or call 800-772-1213.

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National Council on Aging that contains a database of more than
2,000 federal, state and local programs that can help seniors in
need.
The site will help you Jlocate programs that your mom may be
eligible for and will show you how to apply. This service is only
available online.
Send your senior questions to: Savvy Senior, P.O. Box 5443,
Norman, OK 73070, or visit SavvySenior.org. Jim Miller is a con-
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penc to paper to backpacks to glue, these supplies will benefit the school's young schol-
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the school during the year. Shown with some boxes of supplies are (rom le1) Alan Li,
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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida has tentatively
adopted a budget for fiscal year 2011-2012.

A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the BUDGET AND TAXES
will be held on:

September 26, 2011
6:00 p.m.
At
412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873
9:22c


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has tentatively adopted a budget
for fiscal year 2011-2012.

This notice is applicable to the following counties:


Charlotte
Hemando
Levy
Pinellas


Citrus
Highlands
Manatee
Polk


DeSoto
Hillsborough
Marion
Sarasota


Hardee
Lake
Pasco
Sumter


A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be
held on:


Southwest Florida
Water Management District

WMIRMA.TMt.OaG 1-800-423-1476


Tuesday, September 27, 2011
5:01 p.m.
at
Tampa Service Office
7601 US Highway 301 North
Tampa, FL 33637-6759


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BUDGET SUMMARY
Southwest Florida Water Management District Fiscal Year 2011-2012

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT ARE 38.5% LOWER THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.


SPECIAL
MILLAGE GENERAL REVENUE
PER $1,000 FUND FUNDS


I. REVENUES


CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD

AD VALOREM TAXES
OTHER REVENUES
Permit and License Fees
Intergovernmental Revenue
Interest Earnings


TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES


U. EXPENDITURES


WATER RESOURCES PLANNING & MONITORING
ACQUISITION. RESTORATION & PUBLIC WORKS
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF LANDS & WORKS


REGULATION
OUTREACH
INFORMATION SYSTEMS
ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONS SUPPORT
COMMISSIONS FOR TAX COLLECTIONS
RESERVES FOR PROJECTS
RESERVES FOR CONTINGENCIES
TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
AND RESERVES
ESTIMATED ENCUMBRANCES


Southwest Florida
Water MaaLn ement District

WATEKMATTEIS.ORG- 1 800423-1476


CAPITAL
PROJECTS
FUND


TOTAL
BUDGET


$2,853,182 $38,942,768 $39,285 $41,835,235


0.3928 102,449,973


1,000,000 103,449,973


1,900.000
1,112,299 3,879,021
2,615.000


1,900.000
4.991,320
2,615,000


752,369 752,369
$108,829.641 $3,879,021 $1.000,000 $113,708,662

$111,682,823 $42,821,789 51,039.285 $155,543,897


SPECIAL CAPITAL
GENERAL REVENUE PROJECTS
FUND FUNDS FUND


$23.629.537 $6.305,214


TOTAL
BUDGET


$29.934.751


12,799,805 31.225,586 $1,039,285 45,064,676


11.866.841 3,153,698
16,191,486
2.082.470 2,137,291
15,692.063
17,101,240
3,594.241
1,625.140


15,020,539
16,191,486
4,219,761
15,692.063
17,101,240
3,594,241
1,625,140


7.100,000 7,100,000
$111.682,823 $42.821,789 $1.039.285 $155.543.897

$92,192.459 $242.529,649 $2.052,570 $336,774,678




ITHE TENIA IVE. ADOPTED, ANLOAR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE
OF THE ABOVE MENTfONFO TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


BUDGET SUMMARY
Hardee County Fiscal Year 2011-2012
MILLAGE RATE: 8.5540
Eil REVTUSRANS FI NE A RACE P M GRANT VANDOLAH WAUCHULA SOLID WASTE AGENCY TOTAL
REVENUE TRUST FORFEITURE TRACK R MCU_ PAiRK I A DA FUNDS ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE FUNDS BUDGET
Ad Valorem Tax 12 827 965 12.627.985
Ge ral- Gove nmen Taes .1.110.259 I 12. 86 2362,123
Ucenesl PermitauFees 95.900 1,800 97,0
Federal Grants I 310 466 1,316,481
State Grants 109,500 2 302 1: 127665 350000 .50000 I70 lk 3,000.224
Stat Shared Revenues 2.454.402 I 9. 4 446 500 6.000 125 M000 3., Co .398 345 5.395.151
Local Grants 155 705 155,70
Charges for Services 816.746 110,000 22,500 24.000 90,000 1 ?, 108.500 412,914 742,610 2,900,994
Cour Related Revenues 1,000 :
1,I00
Fines &Forteturea 7,300 75000 26! 2 a3S
Interest and OMthe Eaings 8.000 250 a.50 150 : :00: 1,000 250 500 1.829 3,000 250 17,929
Rents and Royalties 90,206
Special Aseessent/ Impact Fees 1,2 2.071 858,000 2,150,
Donation from Private Sources 7,500 S, -
Miolanous & Other Sources 4,480 250 200 200 5,000 517,000 2.000 529,110
TOTAL SOURCES 17,384,260 5,610,289 297,950 448,500 1.32M51 90,350 23,665 1,l71,719 139,000 1.,00,793 2,191,190 2,250 30,0943466
Lesw5% (866,213) (165.341) (14,898) (96.440) (4.518) (6.950) (25,448) (41.510) (112)(1,221430)
TOTAL BUDGETED SOURCES 1,4M6,047 5,444,948 283,02 446,500 1,22m,181 6,2 i(.M 253,65 1,671,716 132,050 983,345 2,149,888 2,138 29,72,036
Trian-ae Inn 296,603 35,000 276,395 092.30 51.403 545.807 551,000 2,4481, 528
Cash Forwu 5, 226,781 3,775.405 931,634 1,982,696 9566a w n 26,993 256,500 218,417 1.108,606 1.414,551 101.518 15362042
M ,A S &21,911,431 9,255,353 1,491.081 446,500 3,~03,147 1m1'0 g t 0197 32,01l 1,928,218 350,467 2,37,758 4,115,239 103,656 47,532,w6

GENERAL TRANSP. FINE & RACE FRE GR-- ANT VANDOLAH WAUCHULA SOLID WASTE AGENCY TOTA
REVENUE TRUST FORFEITURE TRACK RESCUE PARK BAVS FUNDS ENTERPRISE ENTERPRISE ENTER E FUNDS BU ET
General Government 5,410,2369 50.939 5~461S,17
Public Saety 10329486 2.432438 14,510 13f07P5434
ysical Environment 157.261 80 71 131.198 1.971.558 1.695,080 4,~50,25
Wraneportatlon 7,504,856 7,04,8K
Economic Environment 257,967 1,207,680 11,46,,2
Human Servces 780,310 194,000 123,200 1.097,510
Culture/Recreation 911,197 26.500 63.247 1,00W944
Courts 1,355,844 1,355,844
TOTAL EXPENDITURES 17.84,480 7,504,856 1,385. 44 220,500 2,432,438 63147 6B.17) 314,510 1,301,799 131.198 1,971,558 1,695,080 3-5,, -8 1
Transfers OutOther Uses 793,618 226,000 116.757 58,963 40,285 546.417 14,268 43,240 611.000 2,44.11,
Contlmgencies 910,940 340.916 25,000 124.294 3,250 ,000 _2.551 18,000 90,00,000 800 1,51,961
ResrlCted Reserves 470,000 1.409.581 737,708 45.170 162.870 339.756 1,489.410 103,656 4,758,151
Fund Balance 1.960,413 110,237 491.950 12,870 156.761 15,000 21.131 193.204 239,7149 3,203,315
TOTAL APPROPRATED EXPENITURES,
tS VES. A BALANCES 21,981,431 9,255,353 1,491,081 44,500 3,903,147 181.O00 00,117 332,01 1,928,216 350,487 2,637,758 4,115,239 103,656 47,532,606
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September 22, 2011, The Herald-Advocate 11A


Proposed Pawn Shop In


Bowling Green Discussed


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
A planned pawn shop in
Bowling Green ran into trouble
at the city commission meeting
on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
Ronald Dunne had a sign at
his Hwy. 17 property just north
of Wauchula State Bank an-
nouncing the pawn shop was
coming soon to his half-moon
metal building where he oper-
ates auto restoration.
Mayor Perry Knight told
Dunne requirements include
meeting all codes, such as hand-
icap access and restrooms, plus
a paved parking lot. Knight said
"Mr. (Bill) Crews" from Wau-
chula State Bank had expressed
concerns that pawn shop cus-
tomers would use the bank's
parking lot and create liability
for accidents.
Dunne said city manager
Yvonne Kimball had given him
a two-year exemption from
needing a paved parking lot.
She was not at the meeting.
Dunne, who bought the prop-
erty in 2005 or 2006, addressed
concerns the business would
attract stolen property. "I do not
want stolen items. There are
state statutes for pawn shops
such as two percent interest per
month on pawned items, plus a
service charge.
"Pawn shops are a type of
financial institution. You cannot
prevent some stolen property.
Not all pawn shops are bad,"
said Dunne. He was asked to
meet soon with Knight and
Kimball and ordered to take
down the coming-soon sign.
The mayor said he did not
agree with a two-year waiver of
a paved parking lot and said
nearby property owners need to
be protected.
The commission approved an
agreement with Envisors engi-
neering firm to design a
$700,000 city water lines
improvement project that will
be paid by a grant.
The new city budget includes
a 10 cents an hour raise for
employees that will be looked
at again later in the year to see
if the city could afford a higher
raise or bonus.
Mayor Knight said a new
Christian private school in
Wauchula named SonHaven is
not interested in another site at
the old Bowling Green Inn at
Hwy. 17 and Main Street. The
property is in foreclosure, with
a $164,000 loan owed to First
National Bank of Wauchula,
said Knight. The lawn has
grown up and has not been
maintained and the roof leaks,
said the mayor. The owner,
Elmer White, died last year.
Charles Fulse said the city or
property owners need to mow


and clean up unsightly vacant
lots in the city. A clean, well-
maintained city will attract new
residents while a lot of ugly
vacant lots and unsightly empty
homes will discourage visitors
from moving here, he said.
The commission approved a
resolution designating Bowling
Green as a Peace River Blue-
way for the Florida Paddling
Trails Association, indicating
the city supported canoeing in
the river. Pattie Detwiler of
Peace River Explorations wants
to be the point of contact for
canoe rentals in the county.
She said canoers come from
long distances to use Peace
River and often stay in motels,
campgrounds, bed and break-
fast inns, and eat at local restau-
rants. It takes several days to
canoe the length of the river
which begins in Polk County
and goes south to Charlotte
Harbor.
Tom McLaulin, president of
Florida Paddling Trails Assoc-
iation, said canoeing from Fort
Meade to Bowling Green takes
4-1/2 hours to cover the 14
miles of river. He lives in Fort
Meade. McLaulin said canoe-
ing is part of eco-based tourism.
City Clerk Pam Northup said
the city has a $300,000 certifi-
cate of deposit drawing 1.3 per-
cent interest.
The city is keeping the same
ad valorem tax rate of 7.25
mills which will bring in
$205,000.
The proposed new city budg-
et for revenues is $2,449,132,
which will include a 28 percent
increase in expenditures over
the current budget.
Anticipated revenues include
utility service taxes, $117,540;
franchise fees, $95,000; licens-
es, fees and permits, $3,000;
intergovernmental revenue,
$368,122; grants, $711,000;
charges for services, $901,120;
fines and forfeitures, $32,000;
and miscellaneous revenue and
interest, $16,340.
Expenses for the coming year
will include general govern-
ment, $282,850; public safety,
$428,647; physical environ-
ment, $159,862; culture/recre-
ation, $7,600; utility services,
$757,290; debt service,
$92,675; capital projects,
$253,000; and grant projects,
$710,000, for total expenditures
of $2,691,925. Fund balances,
reserves and net assets are
$956,711.
Joyce Fulse received ap-
proval to use the old train depot
for an after-school site for chil-
dren from 2 to 5 p.m. The J.
Oliver Speech Pathology
Services and Long-On Lan-
guage Learning Center of
Wauchula would use the depot


two or three days a week from
October through February to
help about 10 children through
the federal Title I program
under the No Child Left Behind
Act. The services would be free
to children. Some 95 percent of
Bowling Green Elementary
School children qualify for free
or reduced lunch prices.
City Attorney Gerald Buhr
said the city needs to organize
its city ordinances and put them
into b6ok form.
Sewer, water and garbage
rates will go up three percent on
Oct. 1. This will be about $1.80
a month for typical city cus-
tomers. The city has about 800
utility customers, said city clerk
Pam Northup.
The commission rejected bids
for a four-car garage for the
police cars as too high. The
lowest bid was $32,904 by
Lonestar Construction. Mayor
Perry Knight suggested a pre-
engineered steel building which
he said would be about half the
price.
In August the city commis-
sion heard Mayor Knight pro-
pose a $3 a month surcharge for
trash pickup for all city cus-
tomers. This would replace a
current policy of charging by
the trash load. The owner is
hard to identify, said Knight.
This is in addition to the
garbage collection monthly fee.
The commission considered a
10 cents an hour raise for city
employees plus a $50 holiday
bonus for Christmas.
The mayor wants some
streets paved in the new year,
saying no paving has been done
on city streets in five years.
Main Street was paved a year or
two ago with a $1 million feder-
al grant of stimulus funds. He
said Main Street is a county
road.
The city plans to buy one new
police car next year.
The mayor and Hardee
Fire/Rescue Chief Mike Choate
discussed a possible new
fire/rescue building in the city
that could include the police
department. "We can do better
than a pole barn and a mobile
home," said Knight of the
fire/rescue center on West Main
Street.
He said the city could give
$200,000 toward a fire/res-
cue/police center, using insur-
ance and FEMA funds. Possible
locations could be Hwy. 17,
Hardee Street and Lake Branch
Road, or the current fire/rescue
location. The station covers
Bowling Green to Hwy 62, plus
south Polk County.
Fred Fox Enterprises was
selected as grant administrator.


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in a way that goes beyond being physically together and is often more profound.
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Wauchula Approves Airport Work


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Approval of three resolutions
may signal completion of plans
to put a steel perimeter fence
around Wauchula Municipal
Airport.
Wauchula is under federal
mandate to increase the space
for the flight path and enclose
the airport to meet Homeland
Security requirement and direc-
tion from the state Department
of Transportation's airport
funding agreements.
When this issue first surfaced
last October, residents to the
east of the airport expressed
concern because stormwater
ponds and fencing would
impact their utility easement,
canal and wells used for water-
ing livestock and keeping the
property from flooding. At that
time, the city commission
promised that the adjacent
landowners would be kept in
the loop on planning affecting
them.
The three resolutions ap-
proved at the Sept. 11 Wauchula
City Commission meeting
approved the low bid of
$153,000 of Q.G.S. Develop-
ment Inc. for the construction,
continuing the consultant's con-
tract with Avcon Inc. and
accepted an FFA (Federal
Aviation Administration) air-
port improvement grant of
$139,713 for the land acquisi-
tion and development plan.
Last year, the city promised
to complete appraisals and
negotiate purchase of the need-
ed land from the airport's east-
ern neighbors.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-heard concerns from two
residents questioning their utili-
ty bills, particularly usage vs.
the cost of water/sewer.
Finance Director James


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Braddock explained that water
and sewer rates were set to
ensure that the costs broke even
with expenses as required by
bond covenants for the water
and wastewater treatment plant
renovations. Whatever the wat-
er bill, the sewer is double. The
minimum billing for water is
3.000, the minimum for sewer
is 6.000 gallons.
Superintendent of Public
Works Ray McClellan ex-
plained that the billing also
depends on the size meter the
person has. It costs more for
water from a one-inch meter
than for a three-quarter-inch
meter. He offered to change out
the meter for one customer
without cost, noting that the city
would get a more valuable one-
inch meter and spend about an
equal amount on couplings for
the smaller-size meter.
In regard to electric bills, it
was explained that the Tampa
Electric Co. rates had mush-
roomed at least a third for cus-
tomers. The city is changing to
Florida Power & Light as its
bulk electricity provider on Oct.
1 and customers should begin
seeing the change in their bills
starting in November. Bill
Herrington will come and
explain the power changeover
at the city's Sept. 27 meeting
after the final public budget
hearing.
-approved a resolution
accepting the memorandum of
understanding and proclama-
tion that Wauchula is now a
Florida Paddling Trail Blueway
Community. Signs will be
placed at all four entrances to
the community and the Florida
Paddling Trails Association will
include Wauchula and its busi-
nesses free on the website,
which goes out to numerous
paddlers and hikers
-appointed Wayne Johnson


to the Code Enforcement
Board, replacing John Wood-
burn. It was noted that Johnson
had previously applied and not
been selected to the pQsition.
-approved a resolution
accepting Gov. Rick Scott's
April 11 renewal of the designa-
tion of Hardee as a RACED
(Rural Area of Critical Eco-
nomic Concern) county for
another five years. This enables
the county and its municipali-
ties to get priority on grant
applications, etc.
-heard Gary Akers of First
Southwest capital company
explain how much savings the
city could receive by refinanc-
ing the wastewater renovation
bonds for 15 or 20 years instead
of the present 30-year process.
The commission authorized
him to work on bids and see
what bond financing could
bring in lowered interest rates.
-sat as a Community Re-
development Board and ap-
proved commercial grants for
Leonard "Perry" Taylor for ren-
ovations for a photographer stu-
dio on West Main Street and
Jason Gray for renovations for
J.P.'s Smokehouse BB9 at 103
East Main Street. A previous
grant application for Clay Cobb
was extended six months
because of his difficulty in get-
ting supplies, for the Crystal's
Salon and upstairs apartments
under construction on North
Seventh Avenue.
The commission also ap-
proved CRA involvement in
Industrial Development Au-
thority applications for EZ
Products, which hopes to open a
Fed Ex/UPS pickup center in its
building on Main Street and for
accepting funds for the
Wauchula Depot renovations
for Peace River Explorations
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at 7:30 Friday night. The Bruins
are 2-1. After winning the pre-
season classic 35-12 over the
Pinellas Park Patriots, the
Bruins lost the season opener
17-14 to Tampa Catholic,
before winning 34-0 over
Charlotte High and last Friday
26-20 over Lakewood Ranch.


She Got Her


GED In Her 40s
By JOSEPH FREY
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Christine Thompson was born May 6, 1944, in
Elora, Tenn.
She had a very good childhood growing up in
Tennessee, Alabama and Florida. She played a lot of
sports, but her favorite sport was basketball.
Christine was very poor when she was a child, but
she and her family had a lot of love. She had a father
named General Lee and
mother named Viola. Her v
parents may not have "It \ 1 1
played a role in history, \ -
that she knows of, but they
played an important role in her life.
When she ate, she had vegetables that they raised in
the garden; also, she had hogs, cows and chickens they
raised for meat and eggs.
She used to go and hide in trees when something
went wrong. She had a very lucky item that she still
keeps with her today it's a four-leaf clover.
Back In Time is the result of a class assignment given to ninth
graders at Hardee Senior High School. Each student is asked to
interview an older person. Selected interviews are published here
as an encouragement to the students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


A Passing Glimpse
I often see flowers from a passing car
that are gone before I can tell what they are.
I want to get out of the train and go back
to see what they were beside the track.
I name all the flowers I am sure they weren't:
not fireweed living where woods have been burnt-
not blue bells gracing a tunnel mouth-
not lupine living on sand and drouth.
Was something brushed across my mind
that no one on earth will ever find?
Heaven gives it's glimpses only to those
not in position to look too close.
-Raymond Lozano
Jesup Federal Prison

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Only your original work may be submitted. Send your poetry
to: Poet's Place, The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
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The pneumatic tire was invented by John Boyd Dunlop in
1888 for use on push-bikes. Boyd also invented the word
"pneumatic".


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats over-
powered Sebring Friday night
and improved to 3-0 for the sea-
son.
This week, the Cats head to
Bradenton Bayshore for the
first district game of the season


The Hardee defense showed
up ready to play against the
pass happy Blue Streaks.
Deonte Evans intercepted 'a
pass on the third play of the
game deep in Sebring territo-
ry.The Wildcat offense went for
it on fourth down unsuccessful-
ly and turned the ball back over
to Sebring.
Sebring was held to a three
and out and punted back to
Hardee and a waiting Evans,
who fielded the punt at the
Hardee 15 and weaved his way
through Sebring defenders for
an 85-yard return for a touch-
down. Octavio Alvarez added
the PAT and Hardee led 7-0
midway through the first quar-
ter.
Hardee defenders kept the
Streaks from moving the ball
and forced another punt. The
Wildcats began driving down-
field before an interception
gave the ball back to
Sebring.The teams traded punts
before Hardee got the ball back
just into the second quarter.
Facing a third-and-10 from
their own 11, the Wildcats
elected to pass. Senior quarter-
back Colby Baker heaved the
ball deep down the left sideline
for a perfect strike to fellow
senior Keshun Rivers for a 42-
yard gain.
Runs of 14 and seven yards
by Ledarius Sampson kept the
drive moving into Sebring terri-
tory. Baker then faked to
Sampson and kept the ball up
the middle untouched for a 25-
yard touchdown, one of three
on the night for Baker.
A mishandled snap kept the
PAT kick from getting off, put-
ting the Wildcats up 13-0 with
7:15 left in the half.
Five plays into Sebring's
next drive, 'Cat senior safety
Andrew Hooks picked off a
pass and gave Hardee the ball at
the 45 yard line. Aaron Barker
got the drive started by ripping
off a 14-yard run before a pass
interference call on Sebring put
the ball on the Blue Streak 23-
yard line.
Baker once again faked a
handoff and kept it up the mid-
dle for a 23-yard touchdown
dash. A try for two was unsuc-
cessful and the Wildcats led 19-
0 with 3:08 left in the half.
Sebring took over but fum-
bled on the third play of the
drive. Wildcat sophomore
Keyon Brown pounced on the
loose ball and set Hardee up
with good field position at
Sebring's 37.
Hardee took advantage on
the next play as Baker dropped


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Thursday, September 22. 2011


HARDEE SEBRING
PASSING COMPLETIONS
ATTEMPTS AND
INTERCEPTIONS 4-11-1 13-39-3
PASSING YARDS 94 143
RUSHING ATTEMPTS/
YARDS 37/222 24/89
TOTAL YARDS 316 232
TURNOVERS 4 4
FIRST DOWNS 11 11
PENALTIES, LOST
YARDAGE 9-90 5-54
SCORING BY QUARTER:
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back and threw deep down the
right sideline to Rivers for a 37-
yard touchdown strike: The
Alvarez PAT gave the Wildcats
a 26-0 halftime lead.
Sebring got on the board with
a 24-yard touchdown pass with
5:34 left in the third quarter
after a Wildcat fumble.
On its next series, Hardee
was forced to punt and Sebring
missed a 46-yard field goal,
giving the 'Cats the ball at their
20 with 59 seconds left in the
third.
The Wildcat offense then
went on an 80-yard touchdown
drive that took six minutes off
the clock. Brown ripped off a
63-yard run before capping the
drive off a few plays later with
a two-yard dive up the middle.
'Cat senior Jujuan Hooks
intercepted a pass on Sebring's
next play and the Wildcats
cruised to a 32-7 victory.
Second year Head Coach
Buddy Martin said Sebring was
the best team the Wildcats have
faced this year and he was glad
to get the win.
He expects Bayshore to try
and run the ball Friday night
against the Wildcats both out of
the I-formation and using the
option.
He said Hardee made it
through the Sebring game with
no major injuries and he is
ready to start district play.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Mr. & Mrs. Dustin Walton

Kaylyn Crawford Becomes

Bride Of Dustin Walton


READY FOR HUGS


COURTESY PHOTO
Grandparents were honored at North Wauchula Elementary School on Sept. 9 with "open arms," the theme of the
unit prepared by first-grade teachers Pam Justice (back row, right), Gloria Neel (third row, right) and student intern
Courtney Durham (back row, left). Grandparents were welcomed with the smiling faces of their special children as
they performed a song for these honored guests. Then, grandparents were interviewed by their grandchildren as
they sat in the media center together. Several grandparents also volunteered to work with other students who need-
ed a grandparent for the day. Refreshments were served while pictures were taken of each participant. Many staff
members worked hard to make the day as special as the honorees!


Kaylyn Reve' Crawford of
Atlanta became the bride of
Dustin Roy Walton of Atlanta in
an evening ceremony on
Saturday, June 25.
The bride is the daughter of
Vent and Teresa Crawford of
Wauchula. The groom is the son
of Ron and Wannie Walton of
Valdosta, Ga.
The couple exchanged mar-
riage vows at Alcyone
Plantation in Jennings, with
Pastor Jim Davis officiating.
Guitarist Jenny Parker of
Orlando accompanied vocalist
Elizabeth Moore of New York
City, who sang the Hawaiian
version of "Somewhere Over
The Rainbow."
The bride was given in mar-
riage by her father. She wore an
ivory silk Duponte strapless
gown with a sweetheart neck-
line. The gown was further
embellished with a beaded
bodice, a champagne dropped
waist and a flowing train. She
carried a bouquet of ivory and
green roses with a burlap ribbon
and apple-green pearls.
Attending to the bride as
maid of honor was Leigh
Beasley of Washington, D.C.
Bridesmaids included Katie
Rayburn of Atlanta; Heather
Walton of Valdosta, sister of the
groom; McKenna Crawford of
Wauchula, cousin of the bride;
Anne Montgomery of Auburn,
Ala.; Jessica Tonkinson of
Jacksonville; Jenny Parker of.
Orlando; and Allison Cory of
Lakeland.
They wore navy knee-length
strapless J Crew cotton dresses
with a sash of champagne raw
silk. Each carried a bouquet of
white and green roses with
burlap ribbon and pearl pins.
Serving the groom as best
man was Wesley Walton of
Valdosta, brother of the groom.
Groomsmen were Ben Prince,
Blake Griffin, Broc McDowell,
Gary Prine and Jason Frost, all
of Valdosta; Josh Warren of
Dallas, Texas; and Corey Meeks
of Atlanta. Ushers were Connor
Crawford and Dawson Craw-
ford, both cousins of the bride.
Ivory rose petals were spread
by flower girl Caroline Sharp,
who wore a tea-length ivory
taffeta dress with a champagne
sash and bow and carried a
straw basket accented with navy


ribbon. Ring bearer Ben Rewis
carried a burlap pillow with the
couple's initials embroidered in
navy.
The mother of the bride wore
a sleeveless champagne dress of
knee-length and with a keyhole
back. The mother of the groom
wore a sleeveless champagne
dress of knee-length and with a
jeweled sash.
The wedding book and pro-
grams were tended to by
Rebecca Albritton of Wauchula
and McKenzie Liskey, cousin
of the bride.
Following the ceremony, a
reception was held outdoors in
the back of the plantation, under
the Alcyone tent. The d6cor for
both the wedding and reception
was rustic vintage, with many
pieces built by the father of the
bride. Lighting was provided by
mason-jar chandeliers, and the
dance floor was under a sky of
lights strung from the oaks.
The three-tiered wedding
cake was strawberry with ivory
cheesecake frosting, accented
with fresh white and green
roses and displayed on a wood-
en stand constructed by the
bride's father.
The bride changed into a
traveling outfit consisting of a
white one-shouldered knee-
length dress as the newlyweds
embarked on a honeymoon trip
to Montego Bay, Jamaica.
The bride has graduated
cumme laude from Florida
State University with bache-
lor's degrees in political sci-
ence, with a minor in business,
and in communications, with a
minor in communication disor-
ders. She also has earned a mas-
ter's degree in integrated mar-
keting and communication
management, graduating sum-
ma cumme laude, from Florida
State University. She currently
is employed as a diabetes sales
representative for Eli Lilly.
The groom majored in biolo-
gy at Valdosta State University
and is currently in his second
year of chiropractic school at
Life University in Marietta, Ga.
A rehearsal dinner preceded
the wedding, and was held on
Friday, June 24, under the
Alcyone tent at Alcyone
Plantation. The evening was
Italian in theme, with a red-and-
white d6cor and Italian cuisine.


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taxes if the market value of my property decreasedm
A: Currently Florida law does not allow a decrease in the
assessed value when there is a decrease in the market value. As a
result, the assessed value will continue to increase by the consumer
price index (CPI) until the assessed value equals the market value.
Assessed values increased by 1.5 percent over the prior year.
However, if there were any improvements made to your property,
those improvements are addpd to the tax roll at Fair Market Value,
resulting in increases that will exceed the CPI.
Q: I bought a home last year and my property taxes were
only $500, but this year the taxes are $1,500. Why was there
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September 22,2011, The Herald-Advocate 3B


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Graham Crackers, Blueberry
Poptart, O,.'.ir.- Juice, Condi-
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The Heart of Hardee 4-H
Group had a great start at our
first meeting this year, Tuesday,
Sept. 6.
We held officer elections and
elected Wyatt Kofke as presi-
dent/treasurer. Lacey Cumbee
as vice president, Cacee Keller
as secretary, Victoria Braddock
as reporter, Jamee Keller as his-
torian, Kramer Royal as chap-
lain and Carleigh Coleman as
sergeant of arms.
A 4-H barbecue will be held
on Saturday, Nov. 5. Get with
any 4-H member for tickets.
Our meetings are held on the
first Tuesday of each month at 6
p.m. at the Hardee County
Extension Office.
To show an animal this year
at the fair you may not miss
more than two regularly sched-
uled business meetings of your
club between Sept. I and May
30. Also. a new fair board rule
states: Starting January 2012
you must have a 2.5 GPA to
show an animal at the fair.
We're going to make this a
great year!
Victoria Braddock
Reporter


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and Milk
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Spaghetti and Meat Sauce,
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Sugar Cookies, Rolls, Condi-
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THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast
Crunch, Graham Crackers,
Pancakes, Sausage Patty,
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Milk
Lunch: Toasted Cheese
w/HB EG, Pig in a Blanket,
Salad Tray, Potato Rounds,
Pears, Condiments and Milk
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and Milk
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Victory Praise Center will
present John and Teresa
Lightsey in revival Sept. 22-24
at 7 p.m. nightly and Sunday at
10 a.m. and 6 p.m. .
Everyone is welcome to join
in this special time at the church
at 132 E. Main St., Bowling
Green.

The Gospel Tabernacle will
host a special service on
Saturday at 6-30 p.m. with the
Church of Joy Singers, the
Salvation Sounds and special
ministry of Pastor E. L. Hearns.
Refreshments will follow the
service.
Pastors Harold and Connie
Howze invite everyone to join
them at the church, 810,
Tennessee St., Wauchula, for
this event.

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i Way Back WhnI TJ


This 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 Highlands Hammock
Association and the Florida
Board of Forestry agreed that
users need to pay to visit
Highlands Hammock Park in
order to help meet expenses of
maintaining it. They set admis-
sion for vehicles at 35 cents,
with an annual pass at $2.

The county as a whole has a
population of 10,348 people,
mostly farming and agriculture,
according to the 1930 census.
The county cannot afford more
than 60 percent refund on its
heavy bond program, when $1
million was borrowed during
boom times, said Clerk R.
Clyde Simmons.

-Hardee farmers are third in
the state Bureau of Inspection's
list of fertilizer. In August,
Hardee farmers used 618 tons,
with Polk County first at 973
and Orange County second at
831 tons. In July, Hardee farm-
ers used 294 tons of fertilizer.

Kimbrough & Elsberry's
Cash Store in the Pepper
Brothers location has hired


Greetings from Fort Green!
Brother Randy Perry
preached a revival in Browns-
ville last week. About 19 went
from the Fort Green church to
hear him. He will be preaching
at Fort Green next February
when we have our spring
revival. He always has plenty,
of tales to include, which makes
an interesting and humorous.
sermon.
Our fall revival is coming up,
with Brother Scott McDowell,
from Louisiana, and it will
begin Oct. 9. Brother Steve says*
he has the special accent that
Louisiana is known for, but not
as pronounced as that chef on
television. Everyone is looking
forward to hearing him, as it
will be his first time to speak at
Fort Green. He also does chalk
drawings during his message.
Shuree Rawls is recovering
nicely from her recent outpa-
tient visit to the hospital. There
is an old saying if the surgery is
on someone else, regardless of
the nature, it is minor, but if it is
on you it is major!
The youth at church are
always busy, and they are going
to have yard sales. The GA girls
will have a yard sale in front of
the fellowship hall at Fort
Green Baptist on Oct. 8 from 7
a.m. to I p.m. This ,will be fun
and plenty of good bargains.
You will have to drive a little
distance from town, but come
on out!
I was talking to my friend,
Julia Faye Davis, the other day.
She is no bigger than a minute
and has a big oxygen tank that
she uses constantly. Two of her
children, Archie and Terry, live
with her. She said she does not
know what she would do with-
out them, and they are both
good cooks! They cook all the
meals and keep the house up. as
Julia spends most of her time in
the recliner. Dennis and Beth
are always in and out, going to
the store and just helping make
life more comfortable.
Julia is famous for her cream-
cheese pound cake, and mine


Maurice Page as meat cutter.
Fresh hamburger is 10 cents a
pound, best grade with bacon
17.5 cents a pound, stew beef
12.5 cents a pound and veal cut-
lets 25 cents a pound.

50 YEARS AGO
Hardee County's new
$310,000 junior high school,
whose classrooms are already
in use, should be completed by
Oct. 10, Superintendent Wilton
Stephens said this week. The
Board of Public Instruction is
scheduled to make an inspec-
tion next Wednesday morning.
Kitchen equipment has been
installed in the cafetorium. The
athletic building is almost com-
pleted and there are still some
doors to be installed in the
administrative unit. The
grounds are ready for landscap-
ing.

Bowling Green taxpayers can
expect little change in their city
tax bills this year. The millage
is unchanged from last year and
the tax evaluation roll has taken
only a normal rise of $41,000.
The total real estate assessment
totals $551,529 this year. With
railroad assessments, the roll
will be $582,537. City Clerk
Connie Best said it will yield
$17,369 for the city this year, a
healthy increase from last
year's collections of $16,184.



never turns out as good as hers.
She said Terry made one and it
tasted just like hers! When you
can't go anywhere the days do.
get long, so stop in for a minute.
Our Methodist Cemetery
workday went well. There are
always people who come to
work who have no one buried in
the cemetery, and we really
appreciate them helping keep
up this beautiful old cemetery.
After our good hot-dog lunch
with chef Randy Davis, Sher-
man and I went to Okeechobee
to a housewarming for his
daughter, who has h new home.
It was very nice and it is always
a pleasure to see family.
The youth finished selling
tickets for the annual rib fest at
Fort Green. The proceeds bene-
fit the youth, and Faye Davis
has plenty of activities planned
for them. The youth are not
allowed to participate in the
"fun stuff' if they don't attend
Wednesday night classes. If you
bought a ticket, don't forget to
pick up your food this Saturday
between 5 and 7 p.m.
There are always so many
people having medical tests.
B.J. Haney had a test last
Wednesday and the reports
were good. It is great when the
test shows you're OK, but the
tests are a pain! Faye Davis is
still making her round of doc-
tors as they try to ascertain her
problem. Elizabeth Powell will
have a bioscopy today (Thurs-
day). Buck Toole is still taking
treatment. Beth Sasser is re-
ceiving shots to try "and relieve
the problem with her feet.
When it hurts to walk you are in
real trouble. Sharon Lee is
experiencing a reoccurrence of
her cancer. Willie Godwin will
possibly require surgery on his
knee. Please pray for all of
these.
If you ever get an invitation
to Alice Faye and Ronnie
Moye's barn, run and don't
walk! It is like a museum, with
family pictures on all the walls
along with the results of
Ronnie's hunting skills.
Congratulations to Judy and
Keith Powell on the birth of
their baby girl, Skylinn. Uncle
Byron Allison said she is very
pretty and already alert, just
looking all around!
Please pray for each other,
our military and our nation.


Real estate offerings this
week include: two city lots,
high place to build, $350 each,
$50 down, $10 a month; very.
nice 2BR CB home, completely
furnished, $9,000; 3BR frame
home in Zolfo, close to school
on paved road, $6,000; and
good CB home with tile bath-
room and carport on a paved
street for only $450 down,
$8,100.

25 YEARS AGO
A new Mrs. Hardee County
will be crowned at the pageant
Saturday evening at the Hardee
County Agri-Civic Center.
Festivities start at 8 p.m., and at
about 9:15, reigning Mrs.
Hardee County, Diana Smith
will place a crown upon her
successor. The 1986 contestants
are Carol Knight, Kathryn
Allgood, Colleen Penny, Karen
Welch, Nadine Gillis, DeeDee
Johns, Beth Sasser, Debbie
Heine, Livia Durden, Debbie
Gulliver, Michele Polk, Conny
Freeman, Linda Freeman,
Sheila Cochran, Kim Lowe and
Kim Reas.

County commissioners lis-
tened in grim silence last
Thursday as Jim Duane, execu-
tive director of the Central
Florida Regional Planning
Council, described comprehen-
sive plans for future growth
which have the potential to
affect every aspect of life in
Hardee County. Two years ago,
the state passed a comprehen-
sive plan designed as "a policy
document of broad scope and
directional nature," which pro-
motes everything from protec-'
tion of natural resources to
transportation and land use. In
effect, the state will be telling
counties and regions what to do
in order to achieve state goals,
who will pay for it, and how
development will be built,
explained Duane.

Hardee County is having
trouble attracting and hiring
trained paramedics, says Robert
Shiver, county ambulance ser-
vice director, who is having dif-
ficulty getting paramedic appli-
cations. More are just EMTs
(emergency medical techni-
cians). The county needs more
paramedics in order to get an
Advanced Life Support license
to supplement its Basic Life
Support system. The BLS
license expires in November.

English Chevrolet has 1986
models on special: Chevy
Spectrum four-door Jor only
$145 per month, coupe Monte
Carlo for $291 a month, and a
four-wheel drive pickup for
$308 a month.

10 YEARS AGO
Schoolchildren made fence
flags of red, white and blue
paper cups, while banks, busi-
nesses, government and the
community all proudly dis-
played theirs to honor
Americans lost in the recent ter-
rorist attacks-in New York and


Washington, D. C., and show
their unity and patriotism in
light of events last week.

Reports started coming into
the Emergency Management
Office early last Thursday, as
local officials and residents had
a rough 48 hours dealing with
Tropical Storm Gabrielle.
Estimated damages were $4
million, including the search
and rescue for seven families


off Bronco Lane south of Zolfo
Springs, who were stranded
when Charlie Creek took a wide
turn and rose five feet in a few
hours, surrounding seven hous-
es in that area. There were 83
roads closed or under water.

Businesses showing their
support of Hardee County ath-
letes include Curry Raley
Funeral Home, EMC-Alltel
Wireless, Reed's Auto Salvage,


TUESDAY SEPTEMBER


Parker Farms" and Veg-King,
Peace River Growers, Pioneer
.Medical Center, Community
Insurance Agency of Wauchula,
Ullrich's Water Conditioning,
Nicholson Supply Co., Burger
King, IMC Agrico, Wauchula
Family Restaurant, EMC Nex-
tel Wireless, Florida Fertilizer
Co., Robarts Family Funeral
Home, Florida Labor Solutions,
Stop 'N Shop Stores and
Florida Hospital of Wauchula.


NOTICE OF MEETING OF
CITY OF WAUCHULA
CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD
225 E MAIN ST., SUITE 105
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2011
5:30 P.M.


OLD CASES:


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Any interested persons) will be heard at this meeting. If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Board with respect to this request for which he will need a ver-
batim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.

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

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a Special Meeting on
Tuesday, September 27, 2011, at 6:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as it reasonably
can be held. Item on the agenda: Resolution 2011-24 Setting Final Mileage, Ordi-
nance 2011-07 Second Reading ( Adopting 2011/2012 Budget), Ordinance2011-05
Second Reading (Community Redevelopment Trust Fund), Dr. William Lovett-
Hardee County Animal Rescue Team, WHH Enterprises- Electric Rate Study Pres-
entation and Recommendations, and any other business that may come before the
Commission.
The meeting will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need
a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a ver-
batim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evi-
dence upon which the appeal is to be based. "
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employ-
ment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommo-
dation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida
Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131

CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/Frederick M. Knight
Mayor
ATTEST
S/Holly Collins
City Clerk
9:22c


27, 2011


MEETING NOTICE

The HARDEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
invites the Public to the

SUSTAINABLE HARDEE: VISIONING FOR THE FUTURE




QUALITY OF LIFE MEETING


Public Notice of
Special Meeting
Hardee County Industrial
Development Authority

The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority will
hold a special meeting on Thursday, September 22, 2011
at 9:00am to review applications for the Mosaic Agree-
ment Grant Cycle. The meeting will be held at the Hardee
County Board of County Commission Chambers located
at 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Fl 33873 at 9:00am.
If you would like further information please contact the of-
fice at (863)773-3030.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
Economic Development Office (773 3030) at least forty-
eight (48) prior to the meeting.

MARCUS SHACKELFORD, CHAIRMAN
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
9:22c


6:00 p.m.-7:30, p.m.



COUNTY COMMISSIONERS BOARD ROOM

412 W. Orange St., Rm. 102,
Courthouse Annex, 1st floor, Wauchula
Please come share your thoughts and ideas of what is needed in your community

All meetings are open to the public

For More Information E

Ca/l The County Planning Department at

863-767-1964

Email/kevin.denny@hardeecounty.net

Visit www.hardeecounty.net/visioning


THERE MAY BE ONE OR MORE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN ATTENDANCE
WHO MAY OR MAY NOT ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE DISCUSSION






6B The Herald-Advocate, September 22. 2011





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RATES ..........Minimum of $4.00 for 10 words. Each addi-
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are 32 cents per word. Headlines are $2 a
line. Blind ad box numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.
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Help Wanted
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Pets
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Rentals
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Wanted
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Public Works Director/County Engineer
Salary: $66,868.81 $92,179.39
This is highly responsible administrative, technical and
supervisory work directing the operation of the Public
Works Department and directing the Road & Bridge Engi-
neering and outside Engineering Consultants. These du-
ties include: Equipment Maintenance, Road & Bridge,
Engineering, Building and Grounds, Landfill Operation,
and Animal Control. Work involves the exercise of a high
degree of independent judgment and discretion in the in-
terpretation, application, and enforcement of laws, regu-
lations, and policies adhered to for County programs, and
the supervision of professional, technical and other super-
visory personnel. Work is performed under administrative
direction of the County Manager..
Graduation from an accredited fo year college or
university with a Bachelors Degr1e in Civil Engineering.
Five years progressively responsible experience in Road-
way design, engineering and permitting in the fields of
Roadway and Drainage Systems, and Public Works, sev-
eral of which should have been in a supervisory capacity.
Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of Florida.
Complete job description and Application forms on
County website @ www.hardeecounty.net. Please
submit applications to the Human Resources Depart-
ment, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone:(863) 773-2161. Position is open until filled.
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JOHN DEERE 2640, 1380 Hours,
great condition, $8.0r") OBO, 321-
284-7632. 9:22,29c
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2011/12 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


2009 CHEVY CREW CAB
Silverado Z-71, white, new tires,
39,000 miles, great condition,
$28,000 OBO, 321-284-7632.
9:22,29c
2005 DODGE Pickup $4,850 cash,
781-1062. 9:22c
99 BUICK CENTURY with 73,000
actual miles, $3,500 cash, 781-
1062. 9:22c


SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


2004 CHEVY SILVERADO, 3/4 ton,
gas, 4 dr., 4WD, 87,000 miles,
trailer tow package, $19,500. Call
832-0764. 9:22dh
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, 863-401-5085. 3:3tfc


2007 16' CAROLINA SKIFF, 9.9
Mercury Troline Motor, fishing
seats, $2,850. 731-614-1297.
8:25-9:22p


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
www.southflrida.edu/hr


RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANT
Full-time, year-round grant-funded position to provide assis-
tance and support staff working on the SFCC Title III Project.
Responsible for office organization, secretarial duties, report
production, bookkeeping, assistance with grant implementa-
tion efforts and maintenance of grant, major, and planned
giving records. Associate's degree (or equivalency) pre-
ferred.. Three years of fu!!-time secretarial/clerical or related
experience required. Proficiency in word processing, data-
base, spreadsheet software, and social media applications
required. An understanding of business accounting prac-
tices preferred. Excellent oral and written communication
skills required. Experience in an educational institution pre-
ferred. Starting salary range: $21,484-$22,700 plus a com-
prehensive benefits package, including retirement,
health/life insurance, and vacation/sick leave. Application
deadline 10/3/11. Please visit our website details.
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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


<( Hardee Pure Air, Inc.
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com ," .
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V See, Sr., Broker Robert Jones
3 Bedroom. 2 Bath house in town. Remodeled Vacation Home REDUCED!!! 2 BR/2 BA mobile
house with nice landscaping. WAS $97.500 ... home in Punta Gorda. Located on a deep water
REDUCED TO $79.500! canal that leads into Charlotte Harbor. $89,000!
50 acre grove located 2 miles Northwest of 4-5 bedroom, 4 bath custom built home on 9 /
Wauchula. Valencia & E&M. Micro Jet. deep acres. County road access, next to Wauchula.
well. power unit. $750,000 Home is complimented with screened back porch
Duplex! 4 BR, 2 BA one side. 3 BR. 2 BA other and in-ground pool. Land also has 7 acres of
side. Central air & heat. Paved road. City water producing nursery. $430.000
& sewer. Asking $125,000 Great home on several large lots in Wauchula.
20 acres close in to Wauchula on paved road. Never been for sale before. Hardwood floors
Laser leveled, deep well & irrigation. Ready for under carpet in bedrooms. Central air/heat.
your farm operation. Zoned FR. $230.000 Massive brick fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2
REDUCED! Beautiful home located in car carport. Asking $229,000
Briarwood Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 V, Bath 20 acres very close in to Wauchula on paved
house with wrap around porch. detached 2 car road. aser led and read or your farm
garage witl office and full bath. Was $475,000... operation. Zoned FR. $190.000
Now $359,000! operation. Zoned FR $19000
18 acres. House & Grove. Close in approxi- Beautiful 3 bedroom, 2 1/ bath home recently
mately 1,850 sf of living. Nice screened porch. 3 remodeled including in-ground pool. Located on
Bedrooms & 2 Baths. 17 ac of grove, mostly ear- a (ead end street in a great neighborhood.
lies. 6" deep well, microjet & diesel power unit. REDUCED TO $179.500!
Only $295,00)0
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Center 375-2214. Apply in person
or mail resume to P.O. Box 1357,
Bowling Green, FL 33834.
9:22-10:13c
NOW TAKING Applications FT, PT,
Hardee Pure Air, 863-767-0122.
9:15,22p
TAKE STOCK IN CHILDREN-(PT)
Bachelor's degree req. Related
exp. pref. Position Is based In
Hardee county. $15/hr. (20
hrs/wk) Deadline: 5 pm, 9/26/11.
Visit www.southflorida.edu/hr for
detailed information and applica-
tion instructions. (863) 784-7132.
EA/EO. 9:15,22c
DRIVERS-TEAMS: $6,000 Team
sign-on bonus when you team
drive for Werner Enterprlsesi Call
now for details, 1-888-567-4856.
9:8-10:6p


MEMBERSHIP REPRESENTATIVE
needed immediately for The
Hardee YMCA. High school diplo-
ma or equivalent preferred. Must
be at least 16 and works well
under direct supervision. Prior
customer service experience pre-
ferred. Positive attitude required
Please apply in person: 610 W.
Orange St., Wauchula between
8am-2pm, M-F. No phone calls,
please. EO/AA Employer. 9:22c
REHAB AIDE POSITION available
in Wauchula/Sebring hospital set-
ting. Friday through Monday
(including weekends). Must be
dependable and have good trans-
portation. High school diploma or
GED required. Pay rate $8/hr. with
on-the-job training. Pay rate +
with experience. Apply at The
Therapy Center, 1330 Hwy 17
South, Wauchula. 9:22c


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STUDENT SERVICES ADVISOR (HIGHLANDS CAMPUS)
Full-time, year-round position responsible for providing general
college information, academic advising, scheduling, and career
planning services. Bachelor's degree required. Academic advis-
ing or guidance experience preferred. Demonstrated ability in
communicating effectively with people from diverse cultural and
socio-economic backgrounds required. Starting salary range:
$26,000-$28,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package,
including retirement, health/life insurance, and vacation/sick
leave. Application deadline 9/29/11. Please visit our website for
more information.
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Buff Compounding
Headliners Replaced
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Hwy. 17 & S.R. 66
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The


Classifieds


DRIVER'S-OWNER Operators
needed. Class A CDL only. Great
100% Owner Op. Co. Call 800-
237-8288. Online www.suncocar-
riers.com. 9:22c
PASTOR needed for Chapel
Service at Pioneer Creek RV Park
from Nov. 1st through April 1st in
Bowling Green, Florida. For fur-
ther details, please contact
Wayne Shick 810-845-8760.
9:22-10:20p



2BR, 1B 209 Orange St.,
Wauchula, $32,000 cash, 781-,
1062. 9:22c'
4BR, 1 1/2B FOR SALE OR RENT,
409 Palmetto, Bowling Green,
$69,900 cash, must sell, 781-
1062. 9:22c
2/1 CB HOUSE in Lake Placid off
Lake June Road, $35,000 OBO,
863-781-2133. 9:15-10:13p
HOUSE FOR SALE, $30,000, 863-
773-6169. 9:15,22p
3/1 BLOCK HOME with brick fire-
place. Nicely landscaped, large
back yard with privacy fence. 721
Green Street, $72,000. 863-832-
0324. 9:8-10:6p
4/3 HOUSE central air/heat, all
appliances. 315 W. Palmetto St.
$189,500 OBO. All offers consid-
ered. 740-432-6661. 9:1-29p


FOUND: CALF around Steve
Roberts Special Road area. Call
781-0468. 9:22p


JOINTER PLAINER Craftsman 6
1/8" 3'6" deck, less than year old,
excellent condition, $135 or trade.
Bob 781-7684. 9:22p
BUYING gold, silver, diamonds,
coins, paper money, 904-222-
4607. 9:22c
HOBART STICKMATE LX welder,
new condition, $250 OBO, 863-
832-9945. 9:22p


2 BR, 2 B, MH, Florida room, stor-
age, carport, Crystal Lake Village,
55+ MHP. Reduced to $19,000 (lot
rent not Included) 863-202-6222.
9:15,22p
2007 D/W 3/2, den, 1612 SF,
porches, fenced, 5.14 acres,
$134,900. 731-614-1297.
8:25-9:22p


ALL PERSONAL PROPERTY of
Ruth Crespo et al located at the
abandoned business, 725 S. 6th
Ave., Wauchula, FL, will be sold
pursuant to Chapter 83.715 of
Florida Statutes. Said sale will be
on October 7, 2011 @ 9:00 am @
business location. Registered
mail sent on 09/03/2011.
9:22,29p


1 GILLIARD

FILL DIRT INC.

Fill Dirt Rock Sand Shell
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Zolfo Springs
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FINANCE CHARGES


FREE TO A GOOD HOME. 2 year
old Lab/Cur dog. 863-781-0670 If
no answer, leave message.
9:22nc
CKC BOSTON TERRIER, 10 wks,
$275, 773-5677. 9:22c
CKC YORKIE PUPPIES, 10 wks,
$400, 773-4308. 9:22c
DOGS large and young ones.
Cats that are fixed. $15 for adop-
tions. All Creatures Animal
Hospital, 773-9215. 9:22c
ADOPT A PETI 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


CLOSE OUT PLANT SALE-All 3
gal pots $4.50; 1 gal. pots
$2.50-Crape Myrtle, Ligustram,
Texas Sage, Velurnun, Jasmine,
and more. Trees-Bottle Brush,
Rain & Crape Myrtle $10 or 3 for
$25; 4 ft. Rubber trees $7 each.
Center Hill Nursery, 5949 Center
Hill Road between Wauchula and
Bowling Green off SR62, 4.5 miles
west of US 17, 863-223-5561.
9:22p


2/1 CB HOME, In Wauchula, car-
port, $600 monthly, first, last, 375-
4680. 9:22,29p
2BR, 2B in Charlie Creek Mobile
Home Park, $550 monthly, $300,
sec. dep., 863-781-4460. 9:22tfc
2BR, 1B, Central air & heat, large
lot, Wauchula Hills, near school,
$575 monthly plus deposit, 407-
929-6491. 9:22,29c
3BR, 2B MOBILE HOME with 5
acres, $790 month, 863-832-0562.
9:22p
2BR, 1B UPSTAIRS Apartment,
$750 monthly, utilities Included,
$300 security. No pets, no smok-
Ing, 863-773-6255. 9:22,29c
2BR, 1BA Apartment, $550
month, $500 dep., 773-0100.
9:15tfc
3/2 REMODELED in town, large
enclosed workshop. 207 North
10th Ave., Wauchula. $800 month.
863-781-9140 or 305-338-4976.
9:1tfc
THREE BEDROOM TWO bath
central $700 plus, $500 deposit,
832-1984. 9:1-29p
TWO BEDROOM apartment, cen-
tral, not pets, $500 plus, deposit,
832-1984. 9:1-29p
APT. and HOUSES for rent, 773-
6667. 9:22c
MOVE-IN TODAY *
MOBILE HOMES 1 bed-$300 mo.;
2 bed-$350 mo-up; 3 bed-$450
mo. up. Close to schools & hospi-
tal, no pets, $200 deposit. Se
habla espanol 863-698-4910 or
863-698-4908. 6:9tfc


W. B. Olliff, Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc.

,-. 773-4478



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Azalea Apartments
2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Handicap Unit Available
Rlpntal Rates Beginning at $490
(plus electric, cable and phone)


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L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
404 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
COMMERCIAL or RESIDENTIAL this
building has 2988 sq. ft., central H/A. 2B/2Bth,
ideal location. $135,000
3B/2B. C/B home, ceramic tile and carpet
floors, large eat- in kitchen, spacious bedrooms,
located in family neighborhood. $115,000
GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD! 3B/2Bth, updat-
ed master suite, large kitchen and laundry;
landscaped lawn with sprinkler system.
$115,000
Charlie Creek 2B/lBth M/H, completely fur-
nished, screened porch and concrete drive.
$29,000
9 acres on corner of two high volume traffic
areas; perfect commercial site or new home.
$100,0000
I SERVICE YOU
DORIS S. LAMBERT, (;.R.I., Broker


Bus. (863) 773-0007 I- '
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Ken Lambert
Hydroponic Farm 8.91 acres with barn, cool-
er, seed house, green houses; everything needed
to produce your fruit and vegetables. $225,000
160 acres of Grove, 40 acres Valencia, 120 acres
early mid; located in East Hardee County. Call
Steve for more details.
5 ACRE TRACT excellent home site, paved
road frontage. $65,000
5 Acres of "Native Florida", abundant wildlife.
$22.500
PRICE REDUCED! 262.52 acres with road
frontage, large pines, 100 acres cleared. $3000))
per acre
Howell 3.2 acre corner lot; nice secluded prop-
erty that has native trees. $6,0001

CAN COUNT ON [R
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker


ASSOCIATES
EI.(IS.(IINSON 781-2360 (ARLOT': TRRELI. 781-6971 STEVE.JOHNSON 781-0518
1i"_-


Robert Hinerman
227-0202


Nancy Craft
832-0370


PRICE REDUCTION 3 Bedroom / 2.5 Bath
with frontage on Lake Jackson in Sebring.
One of Highland County's largest lakes.
Enjoy boating, fishing, and water sports or
just enjoy the lake view from the upstairs
open deck. $211.500
REDUCED!! $6.500 PER ACRE!! 10 AC
fenced,4 inch well, great location for home,
farming, multi-business. Ask for Nancy
3 Bedroom / 2 Bath well maintained home
with extra lot. Priced ( $110,000
Nice 2 Bedroom/2 Bath home on Taylor
Creek canal to Lake Okeechobee has large
open floor plan for kitchen and living room,
enclosed porch has separate garage for
storage or workshop. Many extras.
$161.000
Retirement Community. The Bluffs Cute
and versatile-Everything you need and golf
cart too!! Relax in the family room of this
home or use it as a second bedroom with
it's own bath. Home is move in ready.
$53.000
3 Bedroom / 2 Bath CB home. Great invest-
merit opportunity at a great price. Only
$35,000
This 3 Bedroom / 2 Bath home in Avon
Park, is close to downtown and within walk-
ing distance to Lake Verona. $42.000
5 Acres on Terrell Road has been Re-Zoned
R-1 for multifamily --- Single family Homes.
$75.000


ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT.
Perfect setting for medical office,
920 square foot, flexible design,
front lobby, reception area, and 4-
5 individual rooms. $900 monthly
OBO. 406 South 6th Ave,
Wauchula, call 863-773-6162.
6:30tfc



4-C CONSTRUCTION, Free esti-
mates, handyman, concrete,
remodels, additions, CBC1256-
749, 863-214-1471. 7:21-9:29p


ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, decks, don-
crete. Harold Howze Construc-
tion, 735-1158. PR005181.
9:22-11:24p
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
dh
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and Installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number. tfc-dh


New Tires IncludeAo

Free Mount & Balance

Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires

BIGSALE ON
ALL TIRES
773-0777 773-0727 -
tl 116 REA Rd., Wauchula
(across from Wal-Mart)
[0 B' VISA i-' Billy Ayers I
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HARDEE CAR COMPANY

Bur HERE PAY HERE


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


New Listing!! Lovely 4 Bedroom / 2 Bath CB
home on corner lot Beautiful landscaped
yard, well maintained 16x32 pool, self clean,
Outdoor bath and shower, shed, yard irriga-
tion, yearly terminex Inspection, great family
home for entertaining and children, two car
garage and storage. Many extras $172.500
Knollwood Circle!! Beautiful 3 Bedroom / 2
Bath CB home with Central heat / air, two car
garage, close to schools, priced .@
$189,000.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath Brick home outside city
limits, central heat & air, one car carport, wall
to wall carpet, large oaks, outbuildings and
alarm system. Only $175.000
Commercial Lot, corner of Main St. and Hwy
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PAGE ONE


JV 'Cats Clobber Miners


By JOAN SEAMAN
OfThe Herald-Advocate
"It was not one of our better
games."
Head Coach Rod Smith was
talking about the Hardee JV
game at Fort Meade last week.
Although Hardee won 21-3, the
defense played well, "but fum-
bles, dropped passes and penal-
ties could have cost us the
game. It was only 7-3 at the
start of the fourth quarter due to
three dropped TD passes," said
Smith.
The junior 'Cats play at
Frostproof tonight (Thursday)
and face Lake Placid at home
on Sept. 29.
The game last Thursday
began with Hardee returning
the opening kickoff 14 yards to
start action at the 19-yard-line.
Freshman Tim Steedley had
three runs, going around right
end for a first down at the
Wildcat 47.
Sophomore quarterback
Jacob Bolin launched a poten-
tial TD pass, but it was dropped
by classmate Armando Alamia.
From there, Hardee went back-
ward. Steedley gained seven
yards, and Miguel Mata added
three more, nullified by a penal-
ty which put the 'Cats back at
their own 43. After a pass
intended for Sherman Bethea
was too high, Fort Meade took
over on downs.
Starting at the Wildcat 43,
Miner Tyler King picked up two
yards, then lost one on the next


run. King picked up four yards.
On the fourth-down play,
Hardee frosh Joshua Almarez
stopped the Fort Meade quarter-
back short of the first down.
Almarez got Hardee going
again with a three-yard gain.
Steedley had a good run for a
first down at the Miner 48.
Javon McCall added a yard,
plus 15 on a Miner personal
foul. Steedley went over right
tackle for four more yards to the
Miner 26.
Steedley gained six yards,
plus a Fort Meade penalty
which put the ball at the Miner
10. Steedley got a short run and
finished it behind good block-
ing for an 8-yard TD. With the
Randi Lopez kick, the junior
'Cats led 7-0.
Fort Meade went three and
out on its next series. Hardee
.got a 65-yard punt return from
Alamia for the touchdown, but
a penalty brought it back to the
Miner 39. Steedley had the
majority of carries, along with
Almarez until stopped at the 15-
yard line. A Tyler Dunlap sack
gave Hardee the ball back with
about a minute left in the half. A
quarterback sack of Bolin
stopped play as the half ended
with Hardee up 7-0.
Fort Meade had possession to
start the second half. A quarter-
back sneak got the Miners to a
first down at their 41, but a sack
and short reverse forced a punt
to the Hardee 25. Shortly, a
fumble gave the ball back to


Fort Meade.
This time, the Miners got
within distance and Tad
Moseley kicked a 37-yard field
goal to make it a 7-3 game.
In the ensuing kickoff, after
returning it 35 yards, a fumble
gave Fort Meade the ball. The
Miners quickly fumbled it back
to Hardee, recovered by Rikki
DeLaRosa at the Wildcat 49.
Steedley broke loose for a
first down at the Fort Meade 38.
A penalty moved the Wildcats
to the Miner 24. Steedley went
over right tackle to the 8-yard
line, then to the three as the
third period ended.
The fourth period began with
a penalty against the Wilddats.
Undeterred, Steedley took the
ball the 10 yards to the touch-
down. The Lopez kick was
good. One minute into the final
quarter, Hardee led 14-3.
On the next Miner series, a
McCall interception stopped
Fort Meade. The interception
came back 28 yards and put
Hardee at the Miner 32.
Steedley picked up three yards.
A Bolin pass was a bit too long.
Alamia went on the reverse for
a long gain to the 13-yard line.
Steedley broke two tackles for
the TD and Lopez finished it
off. Hardee led 21-3 with
almost seven minutes left in the
game.
The teams traded punts for
the rest of the game.
Writer Jim Kelly contributed to
this report.


Boys Golf Adds Four Wins


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee boys golf finished a
three-match week with a 4-1
record.
The boys are now 7-1-1 after
a two-point loss to Charlotte
and a tie with Frostproof the
previous week.
Meanwhile, Hardee girls did-
n't field a full team in losing to
DeSoto on Monday. On
Thursday, they downed Avon
Park, while losing to Frost-
proof.
The Wildcats play at Sebring
today (Thursday) and meet
Frostproof on the home course,
The Bluffs next Thursday,
before playing in the
Crutchfield Invitational at Sun
'N Lakes on Oct. 3, with a 9
a.m. start. "Scores should be
coming down as we get to the
meat of the season. Our putting
and short game needs to
improve for any chance at dis-
tricts," said Coach George
Heine.
The girls' week included a
visit from Mulberry at Torres
Oak on Tuesday and a trip to
River Greens to play Avon Park


today (Thursday). Next week's
only match is Tuesday against
Sebring at home. The girls
don't play in the Crutchfield.
The boys action last -week
began with a tri-match at The
Bluffs against Charlotte and
DeSoto. The Tarpons nipped
the Wildcats 1711-173 and
DeSoto was a distant third at
214.
Junior Will Bennett led the
Wildcats with a 41, including a
birdie. Senior Daniel Miller
came in at 43. Junior Tyler
Hewett finished at 44 and sen-
ior brother Dalton Hewett came
in at 45, including a birdie.
Hardee played Fort Meade on
Tuesday, winning by 90 points,
167-257. Tyler Hewett led the
'Cats with a 41, while Miller,
Bennett and Dalton Hewett all
came in with 42s for one of the
best rounds of the season.
Thursday's tri-match was at
the Lake Wales Country Club.
Hardee won with 166, followed
by Avon Park at 180 and Lake
Wales with 197.
This time, the senior brother,
Dalton Hewett was the fron-
trunner with a 39, reported


Coach Heine. Senior Matt
Godwin came in at 41, Bennett
with 42 and Tyler Hewett at 44.
The Lady Wildcats went to
The Bluffs to play DeSoto last
Monday but were unable to
field a full squad, losing to
DeSotom which finished at
213. Soph Courtney Alexander
led Hardee with 58, ahead of
teammates, soph Brooke
Knight and freshman Kendall
Gough. Senior Courtney Parks
didn't play and soph Kaitlyn
Shaw didn't finish.
On Thursday, the girls went-
to the La Carica course at Lake
Wales to play against Frost-
proof and Avon Park. Frost-
proof finished at 176, well
ahead of Hardee at 222 and
Avon Park at 256.
For the Lady 'Cats, it was
Parks with a personal best of 53
and Gough with a personal best
of 54. Alexander, Knight and
Shaw followed the leaders into
the clubhouse.
"The girls are getting better
each outing. They are showing
a lot of improvement. Their
hard work is paying off," said
Coach Byron Jarnigan.


Sports Schedule Sept. 22-Oct. 6
Sept. 22 Girls Golf Avon Park Away 4 p.m.
Boys Golf Sebring Away 4 p.m.
Cross Country Lake Placid Away 4:30 p.m.
Swimming Winter Haven Away 5:30 p.m.
JV Football Frostproof Away 7 p.m.
Sept. 23 V. Football Bayshore Away 7:30 p.m.
Sept. 24 Cross Country Gainesville. Away 8 a.m.
Sept. 26 HJHS Softball DeSoto HOME 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 27 Girls Golf Sebring HOME 4 p.m.
HJHS Football Sebring HOME 5:30 p.m.
Swimming Frostproof HOME 530 p.m.
JV/ Volleyball Lake Wales HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Sept. 29 Boys Golf Frostproof HOME 4 p.m.
HJHS Softball Lake Placid Away 4:30 p.m.
Cross Country DeSoto Away 4:30 p.m.
JV/V Volleyball Teneroc Away 6/7:30 p.m.
JV Football Lake Placid HOME 7 p.m.
Sept. 30 V. Football Mulberry HOME 7 p.m.
Oct. 3 Boys Golf Sebring Away 9 a.m.
HJHS Softball Sebring HOME 4:30 p.m.
Oct. 4 Boys Golf Lake Placid HOME 4 p.m.
Girls Golf McKeel Away 4 p.m.
HJHS Football Bok Academy HOME 5:30 p.m.
Swimming Winter Haven Away 5:30 p.m.
JV/V Volleyball Lake Wales Away 6/7:30


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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ....................5:00 p.m.

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................ 7:00.p.m..

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17. 375-2253

Bible Study .......................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 10:45 a.m.
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 CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship ................ 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Bible Connection ................ 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..................6:0(X p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

MT: PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd.- 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m .
Morning Worship ......,......... 1:00 a.m.
Disciples Training........... ....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
773-3689 781-5887
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion .... I1:00 a.m.
5th Sunday Feast.................. 1:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday ....7:00 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN
OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
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 Club............................. 7:00 p.m .

ONA

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

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

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
'863-781-1624
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Morning Service .... 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,
773-0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study .........................9:30 a.m .
Worship Service ..................10:30 a.m.
W wednesday ............................7:30 p.m .

CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class.............. 11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men Leaudership & Triiaiiing Cliass -
2nd Sunday of Month........4:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.,
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Priesthood .............. ........11... 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.... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
DIOS ES AMOR
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
Domingos Escuela
Dominica ................. ....10:00 a.m .
Servicio .............................1... 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.
Viernes Servicio .................. 7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio.............. 10:30 a.m.
ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................ 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service.................. 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night) ....7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship..........6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
SUNDAY:
Bible Study 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.
Children's Chiors
(PK-Grade 4) ................. 5:30 p.m.
PRAISE 57-Jr High Chior .. 5:30 p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Meeting .. 6:00 p.m.
Kids On Missions
(PK-Grade 4) ................. 6:00 p.m.
C lub 56 ............................. 6:(X) p.m .
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00 p.m.
Family Life Ministry
& Discipleship ......... ...... 6:00 p.m.
Church Orchestra............... 6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir ....................... 7:00 p.m .

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

Generations Caf6 Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast ........... ............. 10:45 a.m .
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ............................ 10:45 a.m.
Worship Service ..................10:45 a.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
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.'
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
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.
Sunday School ................9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult, Children & Radiate Youth Church
FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship....11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158
M morning Service ..................10:00 a.m .
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m..


HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts............ .....9:00 a.m.


Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
W orship ................................10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min ...............7:00 p.m.

HIGHER GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCHULA, FL
Siundiy Morning Worship .... 11:00 a.m.
Wed Night Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.


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

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
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 INTERNACIOINAL
Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Mom. Worship
(1st & 3r Sun.) ............. 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m,
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m .
2nd Sunday Youth ServTc- ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ............... ......9:45 a.m .
Morning Worship ................1:00() a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m.
,Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m .
M morning Worship ................ I1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................6:00 p.m .
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

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

ST. MICHAEL
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:00 p.m.
Sunday(English) ....................8:30 a.m .


(Spanish)..................... 1:00 a.m .
,(C reole). .................... 1:00 p.m .
Catec sm o ..............................9:45 a.m .
Duily Mass in english ..........8:30 a.m,
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ............... 9:30 am.
Morning.Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

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

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday Worship. ................ 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday .............................. 10:00 a.m .
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:30 p.m.
EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... ........ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1.. 1:00 a.m.
Training Union ......... ........ 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study ........................ 10:00 a.m .
Worship Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m .
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............. 7:00 p.m.
LIFE CHANGING WORSHIPCENTER
3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday Worship ....................2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.


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ZOLFO SPRINGS

MARANATHA BAPTISrTCHURCH
2465 Oxendine Rd
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
W orship .............................1... 1:00 a.m .
Evening ... ......................... :00 p.rh.
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 ................ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ...............7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship .............7:30 p.m.

PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:00 a.m.
..............................................7 :00 p .m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ........................ 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:30 p.m.
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 US. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School ................. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane
Domingo, Misa en Espanol ..9:30 a.m.
Catecismo .........................1... 1:00 a.m .

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


He's a fellow that's going far -
always one step ahead of his
creditors.
One day the doctor said to him,
"I'm sorry to tell you, but you have
a contagious disease scarlet
fever."
"Great," he answered. "Now I
have something to give my
creditors."
But the Living Bible says, "Pay
all your debts except the debt of
love for others- never finish paying
that. For if you love them, you will
be obeying all of God's laws.
fulfilling all of His requirements."
"If you love your neighbor as you
love yourself you will not want to
harm or cheat him, or kill him or
steal from him. Love does no wrong
to anyone."




The artist's world is limit-
less. It can be found any-
where, far from where-he
lives or a few feet away. It
is always on his doorstep.
-Paul Strand


W e read and
S. V hear of many
,. pro mises for this or
tha.it magic potion to
improve our looks..
lose weight...
S, straighten our
hair...look
younger! There
i all'ays a hidden cost.
S. But one promise is
tried and true...Gxod's
S- lIoly Word. His
promises do not


\ appeal to vanity,
k or true beauty
Begins in the
heart and soul.
His promises are guaranteed to all who believe them
and desire to be rich in the Spirit. No hidden costs;
free to those with enduring faith and hope. Worship
this week and learn about God's promises.


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September 22,2011, The Herald-Advocate 3C


For the week ended September 15, 2011
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipt totaled 10,299
compared to 6.218 last week, and I 1.584 last year. According to
the Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service:
Compared to one week ago, slaughter cows steady. bulls steady to
2.00 higher, feeder steers steady to 1.00 lower, heifers 1.00 to
2.00 lower, replacement cows unevenly steady.


Feeder Steers:





Feeder Heifers:





Slaughter Cows:
49.00-60.00
Slaughter Bulls:
76.00-85.00


Medium & Large
200-300 lbs
300-400 lbs
400-500 lbs
500-600 lbs


Frame No. 1-2
155.00-200.00
122.00-180.00
110.00-140.00
105.00-126.00


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 118.00-155.00
300-400 lbs 107.00-135.00
400-500 lbs 104.00-122.00
500-600 lbs 102.00-115.00

Lean: 750-1200 lbs 85-90 percent

Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-2100 lbs


I Pe OfThe Wek


Hi! My name is Desi.
I am a red and white Cur, young adult female.
Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.


Old people like to give good advice, as solace for no
longer being able to provide bad examples.


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, Football fans, three weeks in the books already and this
season has been full of surprises. Vanderbilt at 3-0 is having its best
start since 2008 when it started 5-0. Clemson proved me wrong but
I was happy to see the Tigers beat Auburn. FSU came up short. Still
do not think Oklahoma is the best team in college football. The big
debate this week is Notre Dame or Georgia the best 1-2 team in the
land? I had to take a bath Saturday Night. I felt really dirty after
picking and rooting for Miami this week. Any day a team knocks
off Ohio St., it is a good day though.
The Gators have passed the first round of SEC play in the SEC
East. Still, it looks like a showdown with the Old Ball Coach in
Columbia on Nov. 12th. This week, the Kentucky "Mildcats"
should pose no obstacle to the Gators. Alabama visits the follow-
ing week.
FSU better get ready for another hard-hitting game when the
Seminole visit Death Valley and face Clemson. If the Noles are
back, it is a must win. Did you see Coach Dabo overcome with
emotion after beating Auburn? That's what college football is all
about.
ESPN Game Day will be in Morgantown, W. Va. this week for
the Mountaineers and LSU Tigers. WVU is 5-2 against the SEC in
this century and has not lost to an SEC team at home since 1965.
The Mountaineers will prevail against LSU. The home win streak
may be in jeopardy in the future though. This Saturday at Game
Day would be the perfect timing to announce WVU as the 14th
team in the SEC. The Big East is probably dead as Pitt and
Syracuse have already accepted membership in the ACC.
Now let's look at this Week's Bill 0' Fare. ...
1. Florida at Kentucky UK lost to Louisville which lost to
FIU. Need I say more? The defense could post a shutout this time
around. Florida 41 UK 3.
2. LSU at West Virginia ESPN will be there! Game Day in
Morgantown for this battle of unbeatens. WVU has not lost at
home to an SEC team since 1965. The Moontainers are 5-2 versus
the SEC in this century. Geno Smith threw to 3 receivers who had
100 receiving yards last week. LSU plays solid defense but has not
faced an offense like WVU's. West Virginia 27 LSU 20.
3. Arkansas at Alabama Tide Rolls at home. Mr. Coffey
attends his 758th consecutive Bama game. Wonder if Dream Land
BBQ is on the schedule? Alabama 33 Arkansas 17.
4. Vanderbilt at South Carolina Vandy on a roll at 3-0 but it
stops here. USC 38 Vandy 17.
5. Georgia at Mississippi The Battle of the Coaches Hot Seats.
Rumor is both coaches may be out after the season. Georgia 37
Mississippi 22.
6. Virginia Tech at Marshall The Herd got blown out by
Ohio. They are the youngest team in the conference. This is a huge
test. My heart says go with an upset. Marshall 26 VPI 24.
7. Southern Miss at Virginia Eagles gain some respect for
CUSA. USM 35 UVA 17.
8. Missouri at Oklahoma Sooners in a rout. Oklahoma 59
Missouri 13.
9. Oklahoma St. at Texas A&M SEC Bound Aggies stop a
powerful pack of Pokes at home. Both come into the game unbeat-
en. Texas A&M 34 Oklahoma St. 30.
10. Kansas St. at Miami Canes should have no problems
here. Miami 38 KSU 14.
11. UTEP at USF Bulls will continue to roll. Looking at the
USF schedule, they should roll into the West Virginia finale
unbeaten, barring an upset. USF 55 UTEP 17.
12. FSU at Clemson This is must see TV. How will each
react after emotional games? Home field may play a role in this
one. Clemson 27 FSU 26.
13. Temple at Maryland Terps fell short to WVU as Geno


Smith outdueled O'Brien in the QB War. Can Temple, which took
Penn St to the wire, beat the Turtles? Maryland 37 Temple 20.
14. N.C. St. at Cincinnati Bearcats can put up big numbers
with Zack Collaros at QB. This should be a solid win for the Big
East over the ACC. Cincy 44 NCSU 21.
15. Ohio at Rutgers Scarlett Knights are auditioning for the
ACC. They will lose big to OHIO but this isn't basketball. Oh wait,
Rutgers basketball is terrible as well. Ohio 35 Rutgers*21.
16. Pitt at Notre Dame Panthers are excited about the move
to the ACC. That's for basketball though. Pitt football is Pittafull.
Even the Irish will beat Pitt. Notre Dame 38 Pitt 17.
17. Jacksonville at Carolina Jags will get "Cammed".
Carolina 34 Jags 14.
18. Miami at Cleveland Fish continue quest to get the first
draft choice. Browns 33 Miami 21.
19. Atlanta at Tampa Bucs were amazing in the comeback
to beat Vikes. Hopefully, they will play four quarters this week.
Tampa 30 Atlanta 27.
20. Pittsburgh at Indy Steelers still getting over Ravens.
Pittsburgh 35 Colts 13.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, F

CASE NO. 252011CA0

FIRST NATIONAL BANK i
WAUCHULA, a National B
Association organized un
laws of the United States
America,

Plaintiff,

vs.

J. SANTOS ZUNIGA-LUG(
CELESTINA HERNANDEZ
FORD MOTOR CREDIT C
NY,

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHAIN

NOTICE IS GIVEN t0
suant to Final Default Ji
and Summary Final Judg
Foreclosure and for At
Fees and Costs entered
Court on September 7,
the above styled cause, I
to the highest and best bi
cash on the Seconc
Hallway Outside of Roor
the Hardee County Cou
located at 417 West Mali
Wauchula, Florida, on the
of October, 2011, at 11:
the following-described p

LOTS 16 AND 17, I
THE NORTH 10.5 FEE
LOT 17, BLOCK 13, P
ER'S ADDITION TO
OF WAUCHULA, HAR
COUNTY, FLORIDA,
PER PLAT RECORD
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE

Dated this 8 day of Sept.,

B. HUGH B
Clerk o
Hardee County

By: Conn
Depu

If you are a person with a
ity who needs any acco
tion in order to participate
proceeding, you are ent
no cost to you, to the prot
certain assistance. Plea
tact the Office of thi
Administrator, 255 N. Br
Avenue, Bartow, Florida
(863) 534-4686, at leas
days before your schedule
appearance, or immediate
receiving this notification
time before the sc
appearance is less thai
days; if you are hearing
impaired, call 711.

IN THE CIRCUIT COUR
OKEECHOBEE COUI
FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 2010WD17
Division CP

IN RE: ESTATE OF

INEZ UNDERHILL,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDIT<


The administration of the
estate of Inez Underhill,
deceased, whose date of death
was October 28, 2010, is pending
in the Circuit Court for
Okeechobee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is 312 Northwest 3rd
Street, Okeechobee, Florida
34972. The names and addresses
of the Personal Representative
and the Personal Representa-
tive'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 DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN 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
DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of first publication of
this notice is September 15, 2011.

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Rachel L. Drude, Esquire
Florida Bar No. 0061127/
SPN 0308931
BATTAGLIA ROSS DICUS &
WEIN PA
980 Tyrone Boulevard
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Telephone: (727) 381-2300
Fax: (727) 343-4059
ATTORNEYS FOR PERSONAL
REPRESENTATIVE


IN AND
FLORIDA

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File Po. 252011CP000063

IN RE: ESTATE OF

AURORA ROSALES CARRILLO,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS


The administration of the
estate of AURORA ROSALES
nd CARRILLO, Deceased, whose
Z and date of death was November 28,
OMPA- 2010, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
/ which is 417 W. Main Street, Suite
202, Wauchula, Florida 33873.
TE The names and addresses of the
PTER 45 personal representative and the
personal representative's attor-
hat pur- ney are set forth below.
judgment
gment of All creditors of the decedent
attorney's and other persons having claims
I by the or demands against decedent's
2011, In estate on whom a copy of this
will sell notice is required to be served
idderfor must file their claims with this
I Floor court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
n 202 of MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
urthouse THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
n Street, THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
i 5th day THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
00 a.m., COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
property : THEM.

LESS All other creditors of the dece-
T OF dent and other persons having
ACK- claims or demands against dece-
CITY dent's estate must file their claims
RDEE with this court WITHIN 3
AS MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
.D IN THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
5. THIS NOTICE.

2011. ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
RADLEY FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
if Courts THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
V, Florida WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

ie Coker NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
ity Clerk PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
disabil- YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
)mmoda- DECEDENTS DATE OF DEATH IS
te In this BARRED.
titled, at
vision of The date of first publication of
ise con- this notice is September 15, 2011.
e Court
roadway Attorney for Personal
i 33830, Representative:
t seven Scott R. Bugay, Esquire
ed court Attorney for the Personal
ely upon Representative
n if the Florida Bar No. 5207
heduled Citicentre, Suite P600
n seven 290 North West 165th Street
or voice Miami, FL 33169
Telephone: (305) 956-9040
9:15,22c Fax: (305) 945-2905
T FOR
NTY, Personal Representative:
Jose Rosales Garcia, Personal
N Representative
3028 Edward Peace Drive
10 Wauchula, FL 33873

9:15.22c
INTHE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 252011CA000256

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


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

CASE NO.: 252011DR000421

LUCIANO SANTOS HERNANDEZ,
Petitioner

and

TOMAS DE LA PAZ VALDEZ,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: TOMAS DE LA PAZ VALDEZ
ADDRESS: UNKNOWN

YOU ARE NOTIFIED, that an
action has been filed against you
and that'you are required to serve
a copy of your written defenses, if
any, to it on LUCIANO SANTOS
HERNANDEZ whose address Is
615 7th Ave, Wauchula, FL,
33873, on or before September
30, 2011, and to file the original
with the clerk of this Court at PO
Drawer 1749, or 417 W. Main St.,
Room #202, Wauchula, FL 33873,
before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fail
to do so, a default may be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed In the petition.

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

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

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

Dated this 23 day of August, 2011

B.HUGH BRADLEY,
Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker D.C.

"If you are a person with a dis-
ability, who needs any accommo-
dation in order to participate In
this proceeding you are entitled
at no cost to you, to the provision
or certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863)534-4690,
within two (2) days of your receipt
of this (describe notice); If you
are hearing or voice Impaired,
call TDD (863)534-7777 or Florida
Relay Service 711."
9:1-22p
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION


File No. 252011CP000051

IN RE: ESTATE OF

PATRICIA A. HOWLEY,
deceased.


Plaintiff,


vs.

CHARLES T. COLLIE, deceased,
et al,

Defendants. /

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 September 7, 2011, in
the above-styled cause, I will sell
to the highest arid 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 5 day of
Oct., 2011, at 11:00 a.m., the fol-
lowing-described property:

LOT 21, PEACE RIVER
WOODS, A SUBDIVISION
ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF, AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BAR
61, PAGE 2, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Dated this 8 day of Sept., 2011.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
Hardee County, Florida

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate In this
proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, 255 North Broad-
way Avenue, Bartow, Florida
33830, (863) 534-4686, at least
seven days before your sched-
uled court appearance, or Imme-
diately upon receiving this notifi-
cation if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less
than seven days; If you are hear-
ing or voice impaired, call 711.
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Personal Representative:
Sandra Duncan
8031 S.R. 64 East
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:
You are hereby notified that an
Order of Summary Administration
has been entered in the estate of
PATRICIA A. HOWLEY, deceased,
File Number 252011CP000051, by
the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873; that the decedent's
date of death was January 23,
2011; that the total value of the
estate is $36,136.00 and that the
names and addresses of those to
whom It has been assigned by
such order are:
Name: MONSIGNOR EDWARD
HOWLEY
ADDRESS: 7786 Gulf Blvd. Zolfo
Springs, FL 33890
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate of the decendent other
than those for whom provision
for full payment was made In the
Order of Summary Administration
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE TIME PERI-
ODS SET FORTH IN SECTION
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PRO-
BATE CODE.
ALL CLAIMS AND DEMANDS
NOT SO FILED WILL BE FOREV-
ER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERI-
OD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice Is September 22,
2011.

Person Giving Notice:
KATHLEEN H. CSIKI
84 Crossroads Lane
Glastonbury, Connecticut 06033

Attorney for Person Giving
Notice:
BRITTON G. SWANK, Attorney
Florida Bar No. 0651591
Osterhout, McKinney &
Prather, P.A.
3783 Seago Lane
Ft. Myers, FL 33901
Phone: (239) 939-4888
Fax: (239) 277-0601
Email: info@omplaw.com

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By CARLISTA BROWN
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: What is your name?
A: Lucy Brown
Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in Sumter, Miss.
Q: Did
you have to .
walk to l
school? i'
A: Yes, I "
did. Every
day.
Q: How far did you walk each
day?
A: I walked around two miles every
day.
Q: Did you have any jobs around
your home?
A: Yes, I had many jobs I had to do.
Q: What were some of your jobs
around your house?
A: I had to mop the kitchen, cut
wood, and I had to fix up the beds.
Q: Where did you live when you
were young?
A: Two of the places where I lived
were on Ford Collinsons Street, and in
a trailer on Hanchey Road.
Q: Who were your favorite
singers?
A: My uncle used to sing; his name
was Dawson Brown. I loved to hear
him sing along with the band Yauny
Yaw, which sang blues.
Q: How many sisters and/or
brothers do you have?
A: I had three sisters and a half-
brother on my father's side.
Q: When did you get your first
job?
A: Around the time I was 19 years
old, I got my first job.
Q: What was your first job?
A: I cleaned up doctors' offices.
Q: What kind of classroom did
you go to school in?
A: We went to school in a church.
There were many different schools, and
not many children went to one.
Q: About how many kids were in
your class?


A: Sometimes 15 or 20, anti other
times even less.
Q: How long was a school day for
you?
A: It started early in the morning,
and most children were back at home
by 4 o'clock.
Q: What were your means of
transportation?
A: We walked everywhere. There
was nobody to offer you a ride.
Q: Did you have a lot of hard-
ships?
A: Yes, my life was filled with hard-
ship.
Q: What were some of the differ-
ent hardships?
A: I had to walk into the woods, cut
trees, and then carry it all back. We
pumped water into a washtub, and then
carried it back. And we had to feed all
the animals (chickens, cows and hogs)
before sunrise.
Q: What was the favorite "hang-
out" place?
A: The only place that I went to after
school was home, because we had to do
chores.
Q: Did you participate in any
sports?
A: No, I wasn't allowed out after the
streetlights came on, but there were
sports.
Q: How old were you when you
got your driver's license?
A: I was full grown and in my 30s,
and I rarely drove.
Q: Did you live with both your
parents?
A: No, I lived with my grandparents.
Q: How many children did you
have?
A: I had seven children.
Q: How many jobs did you have
as an adult?
A: I had a heap! I worked as a maid.
I worked in a bank. But I have had so
many, it's really hard to recount.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an, encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


From The Hardee County Herald

Of Friday, September 24, 1954

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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Andrew Stephen Crawford,
28, Bowling Green, and Car-
men D. Sanchez, 27, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
Hardee Housing Authority
d/b/a The Palms vs. Christina L.
White, judgment for tenant
eviction.
SGray E. Vance vs. Bernie
Lott, default judgment.

The following misde.
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Jevon Lee Burks, violation
of domestic violence injunction
for protection, two months in
jail with credit for time served
(CTS), $325 fine and court
costs, $50 cost of prosecution
(COP) and $50 investigative
costs, release to DeSoto
County.
Melissa Elizabeth Elliott,
possession of drug parapherna-
lia and possession of a prescrip-
tion' drug without a prescrip-
tion, probation one year, $325
fine and court costs, $50 COP,
$50 investigative costs.
Aurora Alamia Garza, tres-
pass on structure or con-
veyance, time served, $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.
Adam Gonzales, domestic
assault, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, $325 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Bank of America vs. Carlos
Segura Aleman and Nicolasa


Navarro, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Carolyn Heredia and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Greg Oscar Trevino,
petition for child support.
Maria L. Ordehi and Corey
Fowler, divorce.
Efrain Zamora-Sanchez vs.
Linda Terhune, damages -
auto negligence.
Hardee County Tax Collector
In Re: delinquent tangible tax
roll.
Apolonia Martinez vs. Juan
D. Gonzalez, petition for
injunction for protection.
Carolyn Heredia and DOR
vs. Sonia F. Heredia, petition
for child support.
Mandy Lynn Hildreth vs.
Jeremy Mouldin, petition for
injunction for protection.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Taykiya Barshell Massey and
DOR vs. Shawn Smith, order
on child support contempt.
Maxine M. McCall and DOR
vs. Eleanor Celeste Thompkins,
order on child support con-
tempt.
Erica Cisneros and DOR vs.
Shawn M. Murphy, order on
child support contempt.
Gisel Miranda vs. Melinda
Reyna Silva, dismissed.
Gedalia Velez and DOR vs.
Geddyana Castellano, child
support order.
Alma Vargas and DOR vs.
Gregorio Vasquez Terrero, child
support order.
Evelyn Martin vs. State Farm
Florida Insurance co., dis-
missed.
Robin L. Torres and DOR vs.
Abram Torres, order on child
support contempt.
Mollie Irene O'Bryan and
DOR vs. Hilario Romero
Rivera, order on child support
contempt.


NOTICE OF MEETING

The Hardee County Economic Development Authority (In-
dependent Board) will meet on Tuesday, September 27,
2011. at 8:30 a.m. in the County Commission Chambers,
41'2 West Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida.
Grants will be awarded and the 2011/2012 budget will be
presented.
For more information call the County Manager's office at
863/773-9430.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
County Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48)
hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida
Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and
be heard. If a person decides to appeal any decision
made by the members, with respect to any matter consid-
ered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a record of
the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need
to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.
Lexton H. Albritton, Jr. County Manager
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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that HANSELL HINKSON,
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.: 843 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009

Description of Property:

LOTS 18 & 19 BLK D
SUBURBAN ACRES
CAO-19P345 192P685 DC-368P300
PMR 3/89 371P784P787 DC-548P695
(JESR) PRO-98-044 PMR5/98

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RE-
CORD.

Name in which assessed: ESTATE OF JEREMIAH
ELLISON

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
26th day of October, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 12th day of September, 2011.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252011TD009XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 15:6c
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CourthuseReort
S IS :jS


Virginia Louise Driver and
DOR vs. Daniel L. Wilson,
order on enforcement of child
support administrative order.
Benita F. Hernandez and
DOR vs. Felipe Pascual, order
on child support contempt.
Santressa Harris and Corey
Watson, divorce and child sup-
port order.
Sarah Jane Juarez and DOR
vs. Esteban G. Valdiviez, order
on child support.
Candice Dawn Johnson and
Mark Anthony Johnson,
divorce.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Debra Brandon as
personal representative et. al,
judgment of mortgage foreclo-
sure.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. J. Santos Zuniga-
Lago et al, judgment of mort-
gage foreclosure.
Olivia Cuevas and DOR vs.
Victor Perez, child support
order.
Katessa D. Camel and DOR
vs. Jerry J. Browdy, child sup-
port suspended.

Court-ordered certificates
of child support delinquency
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court clerk
in the following cases:
Elise Cherry vs. Julian J.
Williams.
Rachel Obregon vs. Flo-
rentino Obregon III.
Virginia L. Driver vs. Daniel


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that OWEN FAULK, the
holder of the following certificate has filed said cer-
tificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the description
of the property, and the names in which it was
assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO.: 627 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2008

Description of Property:

LOTS 19, 20, 21 & 22 BLK A
SUBURBAN ACRES
197P322 605P756SM0-CASE#01-03
LP-622P1370 (252002CA000067)

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RE-
CORD.

Name in which assessed: LEO ABRAMS AND
SHIRLEY JOHNSON

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
26 day of October, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 7 day of September, 2011.


B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252011TD008XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512


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L. Wilson.
Esmerlinda Garcia vs.
Jessica P. Valdez.
Delores R. Nino vs. Abel
Nino.
Condrada M. Estrada vs.
Tomas Hernandez.
Samantha M. Mclvery vs.
Anthony C. Singleton.
Tabatha A. Gonzales vs.
Frank Gonzales.
Malinda Peterson vs. Ben-
jamin Peterson.
Deanna Minnis vs. Lafontant
J. Frenot.
Jennifer L. Hahn vs. Vernon
Whidden.
Cherylene D. Carlton vs.
Clarence C. Graham Jr.
'Senaida Robledo vs. Do-
mingo Arroyo.
Stacy Mendoza vs. Johnny
Medrano.
Silva H. Bautista vs.
Bernardo Marcial.
Anatolio Hernandez vs.
Filiberto Lugo.
Mary Cobb vs. Rodolfo
Torres Jr.
Maria M. Gutierrez vs.
Gabriel Gutierrez.
Viviana Silva vs. Jose Vela.
Tami J. Poucher vs. Bradford
A. Atchley.
Brandy E. Battey vs.
Brandon M. Haire.
Maria Y. Perez vs. Araturo
Abarca.
Destiny N. Froelich vs.
Delavon D. Johnson.
Tiffany Garner vs. Stephen
R. Bemming.


The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of
recently by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Matthew Auston Fite, child
abuse, adjudication withheld,
probation five years, $520 fine
and court costs, $350 public
defender fees, $100 COP, $60
First Step probation fees.
Kathy Ray Friel, burglary of
a dwelling, structure or con-
veyance, larceny and dealing in
stolen property, not prosecuted.
David Ford Robinson, flee-
ing to elude an officer, two
years community control
(house arrest), license revoked
one year, $520 fine and court
costs, $350 public defender
fees, $100 COP, $24 First
Steps; taking deer or turkey by
use of gun or light, not prose-
cuted.
Jesus Apolilnar, battery on a
law enforcement officer, adju-
dication withheld, probation
two years, $520 fine and court
costs, $350 public defender


NOTICE OF SHERIFF'S SALE
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to a Writ of Execution
issued in the County Court in and for Polk County, Florida
on June 29th, 2011 in the cause wherein MIDFLORIDA
CREDIT UNION f/k/a MidFlorida Credit Union, is the plain-
tiff and David Moralez, is the defendant, being case num-
ber 53-2009CC-005994-0000-00 in said court, I, Arnold
Lanier, as Sheriff of Hardee County, Florida have levied
upon all the right, title and interest of the above defendant,
David Moralez and to the following described personal
property to-wit:
1999 Dynasty/Polar 21' boat-VIN MJIP6800C999
1999 Mercury 150HP Motor
1999 Performance Trailer-VIN 40ZBA2226XAL5016
and on October 17, 2011 at 9:30 a.m., or as soon there-
after as circumstances permit, I will offer the above de-
scribed property for sale, at public outcry and sell the
same, subject to ALL prior liens, if any, to the highest bid-
der for CASH IN HAND, plus Florida State Sales Tax, if ap-
plicable. The monies received through the levy and sale
will be paid as prescribed by Fla. Stat. 56.27. The sale will
be held at the main entrance of the Hardee County Sher-
iff's Office located at 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, Florida.
The above described property may be viewed .Monday
thru Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. at Hills Auto
World located at 4205 US Highway 17 N, Bowling Green,
Florida. --
In accordance witflNhe Ap4rican with DisabilitiesAct, per-
sons needing a special accommodation to participate in
this proceeding shall contact the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office, 863-773-0304 ext. (208). not later than seven days
prior to the proceeding. Telephone 904-257-6097, 1-800-
955-8771 (+TDD) or 1-800-955-8770(v), via Florida Relay
Service.
Dated September 13, 2011
Arnold Lanier, As Sheriff of
Hardee County, Florida
By: Sgt. Barbara Finneran
Deputy Sheriff 9:15-10:6c



NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ILENE KLASFELD
AND JON KLASFELD, CO TRUSTEES OF THE ILENE
KLASFEILD TRUST DATED 5-14-96, 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 description of the property,
and the names in which it was assessed are as fol-
lows:

CERTIFICATE NO,: 1155 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2009

Description of Property:

3.16 AC
COM AT SW COR OF
NW/4 OF SW/4 S 89 DEG 57M
59S E 1172.30 FT FOR POB N
560.50 FT S 89 DEG 57M 59S
E 325.34 FT TO W R/W LINE
US17 SW/LY ALONG W R/W LINE
US17 TO PT ON S LINE OF
NW 1/4 OF SW 1/4 THEN W TO POB
15 36S 25E
235P124 276P317 278P464
306P586 319P459 322P196
350P247 350P770 382P673

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RE-
CORD.

Name in which assessed: RICCI R KEIRNS AND
NIKKI E KEIRNS

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
26th day of October, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 9th day of September, 2011.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252011TD010XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512
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fees, $100 COP, $24 First Steps.
Jason Donald Pohl, aggravat-
ed assault with a firearm, adju-
dication withheld, probation
one year, $520 fine and court
costs, $100 COP, $12 First
Steps.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 were
filed recently in the office of
the clerk of court:
Judith L. Terrell to Chad and
Stephanie Douglas, $100,000.
Martha Louise Corp. to GE.
Capital Franchise Finance
Corp., $299,687.
Helen M. Finch to Nancy L.
Jackson, $32,000.



ABOUT ...
School News
The Herald-Advocate en-
courages submissions from
Hardee County schools.
Photos and write-ups
should be of recent events,
and must include first and
last names for both students
and teachers. Identify pho-
tos front to back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con-'
tact person. Qualifying
items will be published as
space allows.


NOTICE
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD MEETING

The Hardee County Value Adjustment Board will meet on
Tuesday, October 18, 2011, and Friday, October 21, 2011,
at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will be held in the Hardee County
Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street, Room
102, Wauchula, Florida.
The Value Adjustment Board will meet to conduct public
hearings for Value Adjustment Board petitions that were
filed.
A list of all applicants for exemption who have had their
applications for exemption wholly or partially approved
and a list of all applicants for exemption who have had
their applications for exemption denied are available for
public inspection between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00
p.m. at the Hardee County Property Appraiser's Office,
110 W. Oak Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida.
The type of exemptions included in the above referenced
list are as follows: Homestead, "Senior" Homestead, Wid-
ows and Widowers, Disability, Non-Profit Religious, Liter-
ary, Scientific, and Charitable.
This is a Disabled-Accessjble facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
County Manager's office at least forty-eight (48) prior to
the public hearing.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida
Statutes 196.194, 286.011, and 286.0105.
Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, if a person decides
to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting, he or she may
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such pur-
pose, he or she may need to ensure that a verbatim record
of the proceeding is made, which record includes the tes-
timony and evidence upon which the appeal is based.
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and
be heard.
For more information, please call the Value Adjustment
Board Clerk at 863-773-4174 ext. 227 or the County Man-
ager's Office at 863-773-9430.
Lexton H. Albritton, Jr., County Manager
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8C The Herald-Advocate, September 22, 2011


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

COUNTY
Sept. 18, Jose Navarrate, 47, of 903 Pearl Mary Circle, Plant
Cijy, was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward and charged with DUI and
another traffic violation.
Sept. 18, criminal mischief on Buckskin Drive and a theft on
Deer Run were reported.

Sept. 17, Ubaldino Hernandez, 2-, of 2618 Village Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Cpl. Shane Ward and charged with
violation of probation and a traffic violation.
Sept. 17, residential burglaries on Seventh Street West,
Buckskin Drive and Fort Meade Drive, burglary of a conveyance
on Myrtle Street, and criminal mischief on Parnell Road,
Whipporwill Lane and Stansfield Avenue were reported.

Sept. 16, Vivian Oviedo-Martinez, 37, of 1920 SE 14th St.,
Cape Coral, was arrested by Maj. Randy Dey and charged with vio-
lation of probation.
Sept. 16, a residential burglary on Osprey Lane, a tag stolen on
Morgan Grice Road, and a theft on Yetter Road were reported.


Sept. 15, Lorenzo Villegas, 50. of 405 Third St. East, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with tres-
passing on property other than a structure.
Sept. 15, Willie James Lee, 52, of 634 Snell St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with battery.
Sept. 15, Juan Ramon Maldonado, 35, of 702 Sandpiper Dr.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with
criminal mischief damage to property, failure to appear in court,
and failure to report license change. .
Sept. 15, a residential burglary on Seminole Run, criminal
mischief on Tuskegee Avenue, and a theft on Weston Court were
reported.

Sept. 14, Alan Eugene Hudson, 30, of 4865 NW Dill St. SW,
Arcadia, was arrested by Det. John Shivers on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
Sept. 14, a residential burglary on Griffin Road, a fight on
Fifth Street East, and a theft on U .S. 17 North were reported.

Sept. 13, Nathaniel Keith Toothman, 21, of 500 Avenue L,
Winter Haven, was arrested by Det. John Shivers on a charge of
failure to appear in court.
Sept. 13, Benigno Martinez, 41, of 128 Second St., Wahneta,
was arrested by Det. John Shivers on a charge of failure to appear
in court.
Sept. 13, a residential burglary on Yetter Road, vehicles stolen
on Magnolia Road and on Chamberlain Boulevard, and thefts on
Moffitt Road and on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Sept. 12, a residential burglary on Hibiscus Lane, a vehicle
stolen on U.S. 17 North, a robbery-holdup on Heard Bridge Road,


criminal mischief on Boyd Cowart Road, and thefts on King Road
and on Polk Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
Sept. 17, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Sept. 16, Francisco Rivera Jr. 20, of 451 Maude Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason on a charge of viola-
tion of probation.
Sept 16, a tag stolen on Georgia Street and a theft on North
10th Avenue were reported.

Sept. 15, Christina Lynn Ramsden, 49, of 426 S. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and charged with
disorderly intoxication.
Sept. 15, James Riley Driver, 47, of 202 Rust Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged with possession
of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resist-
ing an officer without violence.
.Sept. 15, Guillermo Luna Garcia, 54, of 816 N. Ninth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and charged with
public order crimes misuse of wireless 911.

BOWLING GREEN
Sept. 18, Cleopes Juan Leyva, 46, of 4648 Maple Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested b) Ofc. Chris Gicker and charged
with DUI.

Sept. 17, criminal mischief on Lake Branch Road was report-


Sept. 14, a theft on Pleasant Way was reported.


Light One Candle
By Gerald M. Costello
The Christophers


OHIO STATE VS. THE NUNS?
From time immemorial, it seems, the most reliable standard in
football has been are you ready for this? the Little Sisters of the
Poor.
If that sounds preposterous, consider the evidence: "This team
is so bad it couldn't beat the Little Sisters of the Poor!" "Who's
next on your schedule? The Little Sisters of the Poor?" "They
couldn't trade that guy to the Little Sisters of the Poor!"
For years now, the Little Sisters have stood as a point of com-
parison to measure gridiron efficiency, and the comparison isn't
good.
You'd think they'd be getting tired of it by now, but as usual
they're taking it in stride. In fact, some have responded with
uncharacteristic feistiness. One of them is Sister Mary Vincent,
who told a caller who asked about the bad rap on the nuns:
"We've all heard the phrase. I always say two things in
response. One, they've never played us. And two, they can't beat
us anyway and that's the truth. They play football, and we tend
to the poor and the elderly. They could never do that!"
Even though it seems to have gone on forever, the question
about the sisters' football prowess apparently traces back to the
'50s, when a coach whose team was about to face a gridiron pow-
erhouse playfully told a reporter, "Maybe we should schedule the
Little Sisters of the Poor instead!"
The issue took on national prominence last season when the
president of Ohio State University, unhappy with the choice of
Texas Christian and Boise State as contenders for the national
championship, defended his own team's schedule. "We do not play
the Little Sisters of the Poor," he said.
Poor choice of words. Very poor.
Ohio State lost the Big Ten title to Wisconsin, and then
Wisconsin was beaten in the Rose Bowl by' you guessed it -
Texas Christian. TCU fans rubbed it in with billboards in the
Columbus area, near the Ohio State main campus, on behalf of -
tongue firmly in cheek the Little Sisters.
So what did the sisters do with the whole business? They
turned it into a win-win situation, as this posting on their website
about the Ohio State/TC brouhaha suggests:
"Such levels of loyalty and zeal for sports teams are a bit lost
on us Little Sisters, but we do know a thing or two about teamwork.
It takes lots of it to manage 30 homes for the elderly across the
United States in today's healthcare climate. We have plenty of
'most valuable players' on our team. They are the dedicated staff,
volunteers, lay associates and benefactors who selflessly share in
our mission of hospitality to the needy every day.
"The real stars of our team, however, are the elderly them-
selves. They are members of what has become known as the
Greatest Generation those who fought through the challenges of
the Depression and World War II and the Silent Generation
which saw the birth of the atomic age.
"And now they have come to the Little Sisters of the Poor
seeking security, love and respectful care in their old age becau:;e
they can't quite make it on their own anymore."
And after that. does anyone want to challenge the Little
Sisters, on the football field or off it? I didn't think so.
Theirs is a winning combination, and they're sticking to it.
For a free copy of "Good Sportsmanship," write: The
Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004; or e-mail:
mail@chrisitophers.org.

One of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a
dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating
the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the
great struggle for independence.
-Charles Austin Beard


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