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Pets And Trust

Go Hand-In-Hand

.. Story 34


The


Fair Livestock

Winners Review
... Section D


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No. 15
4 Sections. Pages 40


Thursday, March 15,2012


Shackelford stands by 3-year-old Brahman bull 385.


Will Your Property Flood?


Marcus Shackelford


Honored Nationally

By JIM KELLY and he runs a couple hundred
Of The Herald-Advocate head of commercial cattle.
When The American Brah- For the most part, he uses
man Breeder's Association Brahman bulls on his commer-
announced its 2012 Hall of cial cattle and rotates them with
Fame indudtee was Marcus Angus and Charolais bulfs,
Shackelford, 66, two things "I grew up raising Brahman-
went through most people's based commercial cattle,"
minds. Shackelford said. "One of the
First, "What a great choice reasons I decided to raise pure-
for the Hall Of Fame," and sec- bred cattle was it would be a
ond, "Who will give the intro- more efficient use of the land
S duction speech that's usually when agricultural land started
.. ..'. Marcus' job?" to become hard to come by in
Shackelford, owner of Rock- Florida."
ing S Ranch, is well known for: Graduating from the Univers-
ell A his ability to remember pedi- ity of Florida with a bachelor's
agrees, his tremendous oratory degree in Animal Science,
skills and his historical knowl- Shackelford was also on the
edge of the ABBA. Not to men- Livestock Judging team and the
tion, he has bred some remark- Meats Judging team. He likes to
able cattle and served the ABBA. point out that while he was on
in a number of capacities these teams, the University of
throughout the years. Florida beat Texas A&M Uni-
St^ 'Although Shackelford was versity. Obviously this win
the first in his family to raise would give Shackelford brag-
Brahman cattle and has been going rights for years to come.
.doing so for nearly 40 years Continuing his education in
now, he comes from a long line agriculture, he went on to get a
of cattlemen. master's degree. He taught
"In about 1860 my great- vocational agriculture for -a
great-grandfather was the first in number of years.
Hardee County Florida to have While teaching, Shackelford,
cattle east of the Peace River," along with his father Lee, a gro-
Marcus said, Currently.he leases cer in the community, decided to
,'.. .. . 9 some- of that same land his put together some land so they
great-granidfather tised to have Se MARCiS 5A


Bensen Days Takes To Air


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Is your property in a flood
zone?
It could be when new flood
hazard maps are declared offi-
cial in a few months and affect
your property insurance, in
some cases doubling or tripling
it, even cancelling it.
You can find out exactly
where your property stands at
an open house on Tuesday from
4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Hardee
County Agri-Civic Center at the
intersection of Altman and
Stenstrom roads west of Wau-
chula.
Everyone is encouraged to
attend and can appeal proposed


changes which can.significantly
affect their insurance rates.
There will be a 90-day period in
which to file public appeals and
protests. Visit www.watermat-
ters.org/floodrisk for interactive
county maps that show the
existing and proposed. 100-year
flood zone.
The Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA)
headed the flood zone study,
which also included the South-
west Florida Water Manage-
ment District, county and
municipal input.
It changes the flood zone
maps which ate 30 years old
with up-to-date, reliable infor-
mation about flood risk on a


property-by-property basis.
Owners of more than 1,700
properties will learn that their
flood risk is higher, or lower,
than they thought," says a
FEMA press release.
The flood hazard maps are
"also called Flood Insurance
Rate Maps, important tools in
the effort to protect lives and
property in Hardee County."
Particular modifications along
Center Hill Road and East Main
Street are important to note.
The meeting Tuesday will be
the only time the new maps will
be made available for public
review but they are available on
the internet at www.water-
See PROPERTY 2A


Gang Activity Leads To Arrests


By JOAN StAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A supposed gang initiation
has resulted in the arrest of
three Bowling Green men.
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Classifieds..................... 6B
Community Calendar....5A
Courthouse Report.......6C
Crime Blotter................3C
SHardee Living...............2B
Information. Roundup...8A
Obituaries...................4A
School Lunch Menus....8A
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this month and held without
* bail were Luciano Lara IV, 25,
of 245 Lee St.; Joseph Thomas
Martinez, 25, of 309 W. Jones
St.; and Augustine Rodriguez
Solis, 21, of 127 E: Broward
St., also known as Agustin Solis
Botello.
Maj. Randy Dey, spokesman
for the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office, said Det. David Drake
and Det. Russell Conley were
assigned the primary investiga-
tion into the late February inci-
dent.
Affidavits detailing charges
against the, men describe how
they picked up a local resident
and took her to a remote area of
the county where she was,


7 Lara


forced to perform various sexu-
al acts on each of them.
See GANG 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The aviation marvel, gyro-
copters, will be on hand at the
airport next week.
This year will be an official
fly-in for the 39th annual
Bensen Days at Wauchul'a Mu-
nicipal Airport from March 21-


25. Local folk are invited to!
drop out and visit anytime:
while the premier gyroplane:
gathering in the U.S. meets. A
$5 day pass is available at the
reservation tent.
The event is open to all types
of aircraft and pilots, including
the powered rotor, powered


parachutes, tnkes, fixed wings
and all. There will be all kinds
and styles from the basic home-
built machine to exotic en-
closed multi-passenger models.
Unlike other fly-ins where
pilots fly in and spend the rest
of the time talking, gyroplane
See BENSEN 2A


FILE PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Gyrocopters can be two-seater and open cockpit, allowing friends to enjoy the exhila-
rating ride together.



Blanket U.S. 17 With Utilities


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Representatives from the
county and three municipalities
have agreed to look into the
possibilities of expanding water
and wastewater services alng
the length of U.S. 17 f\om
Bowling Green to Zolfo
Springs.
.Currently there are two gaps
in utility services along the
highway which Economic De-
velopment Director Bill Lam-
bert said will hamper potential
businesses from locating along
the highway.
He said fire suppression sys-
tems are now required in most
commercial buildings over
10,000 square feet and that


requires a lot of water pressure.
Suppression systems can be
built using a well but it is so
expensive it makes most proj-
ects unfeasible, he said.
The first gap begins just
south of Bowling Green at the
Paynes Creek Bridge and ex-
tends to South Florida Com-
munity College, which is sup-
plied water and sewer from the
county's Wauchula Hills waste-
water and water treatment facil-
ity.
Park Winter, county utility
director, said he estimates it
would cost approximately
$400,000 to run water and
sewer lines up the remaining
highway to Bowling Green,
which would result in a dead-


end line that has to be bled reg-
ularly to avoid pressure backup.
Making a loop in the system
would increase the number of
residents and businesses that
could tap into the service and
make the system run more effi-
ciently by circulating the water,
Winter said.
A loop would include head-
ing west off of U.S. 17 to Old
Dixie Highway and could add
the Torrey Community and the
R.V. parks in that area into the
service territory.
The lines could then travel
west down Bostick Road to
Hobb Road and then north to
S.R. 62 before heading back
east and tying back into the
SeeJUTIUTIES 2A


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2A The Herald-Advocate, March 15,2012


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

l NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

rito' .- Phone: (863) 773-3255

Fax: (863) 773-0657


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Sports Monday noon
Hardee Living Thursday 5 p.m
General News Monday 5pjm.


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I I


Kelly's Column
By Jim


I


The Wauchula Lions Club will sponsor a one-mile walk for
health at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 24. at Pioneer Park in Zolfo
Springs. The public is invited. The event is free, and the first 50
walkers will get a free T-shirt.
The Lions Club has set up a marked one-
mile trail, reported club member Julie Watson.
The club meets every Thursday noon at Jasa
Cafe in Wauchula. Lions work to help people
with vision problems, including e)e exams, sur-
geries and seeing eye dogs for the blind.
The club recently had a food booth at Pioneer Park DaN s. Julie
Watson heads up the walking trail project. Talmage Albritton is
president.

The spring gobbler hunting season in this area will begin'
Saturday. Public land hunting is until I p.m. and private land all
day.
Dr. Barbara Carlton swill try to shoot a .bird she has named
K ing T ut. ".- ..I. '-" "' 11 ; A -
She allowed an out-of-state doctor lo bag a gobbler in the'
South Region recently. She had named that turkey King Kong. It
weighed 19 1/2 pounds. She hopes the doctor w ill make a donation
to Sherry White Ministries.

To me, Rev. Alan Permenter, pastor of the First Baptist Church*
of Wauchula, looks a lot like Adam Putnam. Florida commissioner
of agriculture and former U.S. Congressman and state legislator.
Some of Putnam's supporters hope one day he will be elected
governor of Florida and later president of the United States.
Putnam is a Republican.

March Madness is underway with college basketball tourna-
ments and spring training of Major League Baseball.
Many spring gardens have been planted. Area farmers have
started growing their watermelons and other spring \egetable
crops.
Bees are busy making honey from the spring burst of orange
blossoms in Florida's over half million acres of orange groves.

March is known as the windy month, often coming in as a lion
and going out as a lamb. The weather in Hardee County continues
to be dry.

Hardee Clerk of Court Hugh Bradley has announced he will
retire and not seek re-election this year after serving for 16 years
Dottie Conerly, a Republican, has filed to run for the job.
Candidate qualifying will be in June, said Super iso.r of
Elections Jeff Ussery. The primary election ill be August 14 and
the general election Nov.6.
Sheriff Arnold Lanier tR) has filed to seek re-election
Hardee Tax Collector Zee Smith (R) will retire this year after
16 years in office. Jacalyn (Jackie.l Johnson iDi has filed to run for
the office.
Superintendent of Schools David Durastanti .Ri has filed to
run for re-election, and so has Jeff Ussery iDi for supervisor of
elections.
Colon Lambert (R) and Donald Samuels iRi have filed to run
for County Commission in District 1.
Incumbent Rick Knight (R) and former county commissioner
Gordon Norris (R) have filed to run for County Commission in
District 3.
Mike Thompson (R) has filed to run for County Commission
in District 5.
Mildred Smith has filed to seek re-election for School Board
in District 2. '/'
County Judge Jeff McKibben has filed to seek re-election.

The Strawberry Festival is now held in Plant City, but the fes-
tival started in Bowling Green.
Donald Earl Albritton said his grandfather, Josh Albritton Sr.,
started the festival. He also coached a semi-pro baseball team
named the Bowling Green Growers.
Albritton sold fertilizer and packed and shipped strawberries,
cucumbers, and tomatoes. Strawberries went by refrigerated trucks.
A lot of vegetables went by rail.
A big fire in 1956 hurt Bowling Green, and soon the strawber-
ry capital moved to Plant City. Bowling Green, however, enjoyed
its heyday in the 1940s and mid-1950s.


Let Us Help With Those Projects,

See "Spring Spruce-Up" Page

Section C

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Big shots are only little shots
'who keep shooting.
.--Christopher Morley

When your dreams turn, 'to
dust, vacuum.
--Author unknown


IITIifIES
Continued From 1A
Wauchula Hills system.
Adding this loop would bring
the total cost of the project to an
about $1.1 million, Winter esti-
mated.
Winter said the Wauchula
Hills facility runs between 15.
and 30 percent of its capacity
and could easily absorb adding.
the additional volume.
The City of Wauchula's lines
stop at the south end of town
around the Sweetba' Super-
market and a gap persists down
U.S. 17 to the Peace River
Bridge just north of .Zolfo
Spnngs.
County officials seemed to
be in favor of assisting wsith'the
cost of laying the pipes in this
area but thought the Cit\ of
Wauchula could ser ice the
customers more efficiently.
Winter said a loop could also
be built into this system that
could include residents on
Florida Avenue and the,
Magnolia Manor area before
tying back into the city's exist-
ing lines.
Southern Oaks Retirement
Center currenikl has its own
water and wastewater systems
but could potentially be added
to the city's sern ice if the loop
is built.
Magnolia Manor is serviced
by a/ private company called
Aqua Utilities, which charges
substantially higher rates than
the cit\ or county
County Commissioner Dale
Johnson said the utilities in
Magnolia Manor are a problem.
"These people are hurting
and we need to do something
about it." he said.
Winter said the width of the
median between the northbound
and southbound lanes would
also increase the cost by ha% ing
to run additional parallel lines
between the lanes.
State Statute 180 gives each
municipality first option to
expand water and sewer servic-
es for up to fise miles outside of
the city limits.
If the municipality declines,
then the county is able to pro-
vide the services
In order to complete this
project. the municipalities and
county must work out swho will
service what territory and %who
will pay for the cost of putting
in the infrastructure. '
Commission Chairman Mifn--
or Bryant said he does not care
who pumps the water or who
receives the oiher end of it if it
is good for' the residents of the
countyy and cities;
Lambert said the county and
cities need to sit down and
come to an agreement.



Child Hit

By Car
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate .
A four-year-old \Vauchula
boy is recovering from injuries
suffered Saturday.
The youngster. Miguel Angel
Gabino-Moran. ran out into the
roadway He twas taken to Flor-
ida Hospital and airlifted to
Tampa General Hospital in crit-
ical condition.
By Monday, a hospital
spokesman reported his condi-
tion had been upgraded to good.
According to the 'Florida
High1aI Patrol report of *Tpr.
William J.. Delaney, the acci'
dent happened about 5 15 p.m.,
when the boy ran into the path
of a vehicle driven by Rodolfo
Lopez DeLaPaz. 56, also of
Wauchula.
The youth came from the east
side of Harris Road. causing the
driver to swerve westward, in-
advertentl) hitting a fence at
2249 Harris Road, while trying
to avoid the child. '
There were no charge's filed.
There was no indication of
alcohol. The driver was .w ear-
ing a seatbelt and was unin-
jured. "


Diabetes Class
Twice Next Week
The Parish Nursing Office
will present a free diabetes
education class on Monday


' Dey, said Sheriff Arnold
,Lanier; fia expressed concern
about such gang activity in"
Hardee Counts anid "will
aggressively address'this acci-
dent as well as any other gang-
related' incidents that 'threaten
'the safetyof our citizens." '
'He, .\has assigned '-'deputies
Daniel Gibson and Maria' Hall
as Schodl'Resouf-ce Officers at
Hardee Senior High School and
recently added Dep. Eric Har-
rson to the junior high to be
alert about possible gang activi-
ty at the schools as part- of their
regular duties.


Continued From 1A
to replace the unsafe World
I fixed wing bomber.
Pitcairn was developed in
late 1920s in the USA to deli
mail as pilots could land
take, off from the tops of I
offices.
Amelia Earhart was one
the early pilots who flew t\
craft and set an auto-gyrocop
altitude record of 18,300
which stood for years. A wi
record was set in Wauchula (
ing Bensen Days 1998
Denver physician Bill Cl
who specializes in high altit
rescues. Clem set a high altit
record of 24.463 in his oi


cockpit rotorcra't.
An official from the National
Aeronautic Association was on
hand to witness it and it: was
later certified as a world record
by the international aeronauti-
cal board ,headquartered in
France..'
In the 1960s Igor Bensen
began the gyrocopter construc-
tion, which has been more and
more modernized. People can
now buy kits to construct their
'own. Gyrocopting comes with
its own set of flying rules,
including a pilot's license or
other certification to fly ultra-
lights or powered parachutes.


pilots gather to fly after the,
mandatory briefing each morn-
ing. Gyrocopter; fying is from
sunup to sundown,
Sunstate Wing and Rotor
Club, sponsor" of the annual
event, has hiad airport primitive
camping reservations sold out.
Its pilots love to come to Wau-
chula because of the rural set-
ting, low-cost fueling station,
airport, lounge and atmosphere.
They feel welcome here and
plan to continue meetings.
Many of them come several
times a year and come early and
stay late for this event.
A gyroplane is a, propeller
driven aircraft which uses a
non-powered rotor for lift
instead, of a wing. It does not
spin or stall like fixed-wing air-
craft, allowing it to stay fully
controllable even if the engine
quits. It is the most agile and
maneuverable of aircraft, gyro-
copter pilots say.
They are affordable, one-
sealer, two-seater, fixed wing or
ultralight. closed or open cock-
pit aircraft, which usually fly
1,000 feel or lower and an
speeds up to 65 miles per hour.
Enthusiasts call them the safest
type of aircraft for recreational
flying.
There is no flying over camp-
ing areas and at least 500 feet
from people, animals, cars and
buildings. The aircraft are
pushed or towed to the tarmac.
Landing aircraft have the right
of way.
They are towed on equipment
similar to a boat trailer. They
can stay aloft for up to three
hours with additional fuel tanks
aboard, but most gyro pilots just
enjoy the exhilaration of gliding
over the countryside.
Gurocopters were initially
designed by Spanish nobleman
Juan DeLaCierva in the 1920s




PRIOPEIITY
Continued From 1A
maters.org/floodrisk which
show existing and proposed
100-year flood zone maps.
"By showing the extent to
which areas of the county -,
and individual properties are
at' risk for flooding, flood maps
help business and property
Owners make better financial
decisions about protecting their
property. ... It will help make
important decisions about
where and how new structures
and developments should be
built," continues the press
release.
The result of the multi-year
project to re-examine flood
zones is "a better picture of the
areas most likely) to be impacted
by flooding and a better founda-
tion from which to make key
decisions" concludes the press
release. '
'Does this mean you can't
build where you want on your
property? Come to the open
house Tuesday and see just
where your property fits in.



GANG
Continued From 1A
The men allegedly told her,
she was being initiated into a
Bowtlinrg Green street gang
calledd SUR 13
y.The Noung adult said she only
ysent with the men and did what
they told her to do because she
vas in fear of her safety and
those of her friends. She did not
want to belong to the gang, she
told them.
When the\ returned her to her
home, she was told she was
now a "sister" in the gang. They
told her not to tll anyone. One
bf her friends, who had wit-
nessed the men taking her, was
also threatened to keep quiet.
Each man has been charged
with sexual battery on a victim
12- or older. The charges were
enhanced to first degree fel-
onies as Flonrida law allows in a
gang-related activity. .
Lara was additionally
charged with obstructing justice
by ,tampering with, witnesses.
rThat was also elevated to a
first-degree felony.


Church Helps
Have you heard the saying
"A Mind is a Terrible Thing to
Waste?" Well the Missionary
Baptist Church Family under the
direction of Pastor Reginald
Franklin also has a text from the
Bible, "Train up a Child in the
way they should go and when he
is old he shall not part from it."
In 2008 Rev. Reginald
Franklin stepped in to become
the fourth shepard of the First
Missionary Baptist Church and
one of his major loves has
always been training of the chil-
dren, because the children are
our future so we must teach,
teach and keep teaching.
During the past six years
Pastor Franklin and the First
Missionary Baptist Church have
assisted in the guidance of 16
students from in or around the
Hardee County area: Jermaine
King, Lisnell Youyoute, Eric
Blandin, Jemicia Franklin,
Jayquan Gandy, Joy Williams,
Kasey Brown, Merileine
Cimeus, Olnel Virgile, Marwin
Simmons, Michael McTaw,
Brittany Brown, Major Morris,
Jalyn Smith, Shanique Outley,


Young People
and Ezayi Youyoute.
Within these six years we
have sponsored several college
tours so the children could see a
view of what college life was
like. Some of our students even
took the challenge of attending
dual enrollment at South
Florida Community College,
traveled away from home for
the summer to attend the NASA
Stem Bridge Program (Science,
Technology. Engineering 'aad
Mathematics Program).
RATLR (Raising Agriculturally
and Technology Literate
Rattlers) High School Summer
Youth Program, Black Male
Explorer Program at FAMU,
Exxon Mobil Youth Program.
In each program there is a dif-
ferent mission and direction but
the ultimate goal was to intro-
duce the student to a career and
a direction for higher education.
It is with the vision thai we
offer these opportunities to all
students within our community
to reach for the stars and know
that there is no limit to what
they can accomplish, or who
they can be.


Orange Crop


EstimateI
The U.S. Department -of
Agriculture (USDA) raised its
orange crop forecast for the
2011-2012 season one million
boxes recently, estimating Flor-
ida will now produce 147 mil-
lion boxes. The USDA's Feb-
ruary 2012 report forecast
Florida's crop at 146 million
boxes.
"Today's crop forecast is a
reflection of the industry's year-
'to-date harvest." said Mutual
EVP/CEO Michael W. Sparks.
"As well as what we anticipate
seeing through the rest of the
season," he concluded.
Visit www.nass.usda.gov/-
Statistics_by_State/Florida/Pub
lications/Citrus/cpfp.htm for
the complete USDA estimate.
The USDA makes its initial
forecast in October and then
revises it monthly until the end
of the season in JiuIT'.
The increase was seen entire-
ly in the Early and mid-season
varieties, with the estimate ris-
ing from 73 million to 74 mil-


Increases,
lionioxes. Valencias remained'
at 73 million. For Florida spe-
cialty fruit, the USDA predicts'
1.15 million boxes of tangelos
and 4.3 million boxes of tanger-
ines.
The yield for concentrate
orange juice (FCOJ) increased
to' 1.64 gallons per 90-pound
box from the previous estimate
of 1.63 gallons per box. -
The USDA predicts Florida
will harvest' 18.7 million boxes
of grapefruit in '11-'12, show-
ing no change from the:
February forecast.
The Florida citrus industry
creates a $9 billion annual eco-
nomic impact, employing near-
ly 76,000 people, and covering
about 550,000 acres Founded
in 1948 and currently represent-'
ing nearly 8,000 grower mem-
bers. Florida. Citrus Mutual. is
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T.A.P.S. Loves Pets


By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
Trust plays a big part of
everyday life.
You trust that your car will
start in the morning. You trust
that the people making your
* food at a restaurant will wash
their hands. And you trust that
the people you love will always
be there for you.
But what if you're an ani-
mal? Aren't you entitled to trust
your caregiver to be there for
you?
That's what the people at
Trust Again Pet Shelter Inc.
think.
Barry and Jill Edgley, origi-
nally from England, have lived
in Hardee County since 2005.
They started T.AP.S. in July of
2011 and they also own and run
Stich N' Sign on Main Street.
On Feb. 22, T.A.P.S. re-,
ceived a donation from the
company, HARTZ Pet Pro-
ducts. They gave 350 boxes of
flea and tick topical drops. Each
box contains treatment for three
months for one cat. In all, the
supplies are equal to a year's
treatment for over 80 cats. \
This all came about after lill
Edgley called and e-mailed the
company hoping that they
would sponsor or support
T.A.P.S. It came as a pleasant
surprise to Jill that HARTZ
immediately wanted to help and
not only became sponsors, but
also donated such important
treatments.
TA.P.S. is a cage-less, no-
kill, not-for-profit pet shelter. It
is 501c3 licensed and is the
only shelter .in the area to ask
for donations.
Now that the couple are


501c3 licensed they can start
applying for grants to make the
facility better it order to take in
cats and dogs. In total they can
hold up to 80 cats and 40 dogs.
Some of the cats they currently
have were once mistreated,
abandoned or were once feral,
living in the wild.
The Edgley family came up
with the name Trust Again after
Jill and her daughter were play-
ing with a cat named Panther.
After Jill's daughter noticed she
would only go to Jill, she asked'
why. Jill simply' responded by
saying, 'he has 'to learn to trust
again. It's then that they both
agreed this was the perfect
name for their shelter.
Jill Edgley says that T.A.P.S.
is a place where animals can
have a life until they can find a
home.
Both she and Barry think that
having animals in. a cage-free
environment make for a better
animal that interacts better with
people. Although they are 'free
to roam, some are segregated
from the rest.
All cats at T.A.P.S. are neut-
ered and up to date on their vac-
cinations and they have all been
tested for diseases.' Now. that
they are in partnership with All
Creatures Animiial Hospital, ,all
the cats are: in the process of
being microchipped.
Those : cats that cannot be
neutered because of their age or
weight are kept in a room sepa-
rate from the rest of the cats. '
With funding and help from
volunteers, the Edgleys: are
planning to fully fence in their
shelter so it' will be even safer
for the cats. They are hoping to
one day be able to have their


shelter also become a hurricane
shelter for pets. There are cur-
rently none in Hardee County.
One of many ways of helping
out this animal-saving shelter is
by going to shopforyour-
cause.com then search for
T.A.P.S. and shbp! By doing
this you can shop at a variety of
stores and a percent of what you
buy goes to your cause.
Other ways of helping out
are by donating old furniture,
sheets, blankets in good condi-
ti9n, and bleach' which is used
every day to clean the cats'
homes. You can also become a
volunteer or a foster "parent" if
you like being around friendly
and curious cats. I
'If you would like to know
more about T.A.P.S. you can
visit its page on Facebook
called T.A.P.S. Trust Again Pet
Shelter or taps2646.webs.com.
Or if you would like to adopt
one of its cats you can find
them on petfindet.conm.
The couple are also in part-
nership with Highlands County
Humane' Society and Feral
Fanciers of Lakeland. So far
they say the support from peo-
ple has: been great, including
those' from Vandolah Power,
Soldavini & Caldwell CPA, and
Wound Healing Centres UK.
TA.P.S.is 'open on Saturdays
at 11 a.m. but you can make an
appointment during the week
by calling (863) 399-9898. It is
located on 2646 Merle Lang-
ford Road in Zolfo Springs.
Jill Edgley says she wants,
TA.P.S. to be a place Hardee
County can support and be
proud to have.


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Here you can see a handsome cat named "D.D." He proudly sits next to the T.A.S.
shipment of donated flea and tick treatments. This kitty sure knows how to put on the
charm and sell it, or maybe he's just being sneaky and wants a chance to find his
home.


Jill and Barry Edgley stand in front of what they have turned into a home for the cats.
There are two trailers they have dedicated for the sole purpose of the animals having
a place to sleep and be happy. Jill has named different sections of the trailers "ele-
mentary, middle, and high school," signifying the different ages of the cats. Behind
them you can see a cat peeping through the, "middle school" section. Also working
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PERRY LYNN JUCKNATH
Perry Lynn Jucknath, 76, of
Homeland, died on Sunday,
March 4, 2012.
Born in Buffalo, Minn., on
Nov. 15, 1935, he was the old-
est child of Fred Carl and
Esther Marie Kersten Jucknath.
He graduated from Hardee
High School, served in the U .S.
Army from 1960 to 1962 and
retired from IMC/Agrico mines
in Bartow ih 1999 after working
there 30 years.
Survivors include his wife,
Melba Matthews Jucknath of
Homeland; four daughters,
Patricia Beall McKenzie and
husband Timothy of Auburn-
dale, Deborah Beall lBoynton
and husband Evander of Lake-
land, Linda Kemrns of Dayton,
Ohio, and Tracy Boone of Oak
Creek, Wis.; sisters Zoe Rich-
ardson and Karen Chapman,
both of Wauchula, Judi Mat-
thews and husband Jimmy of
Polk City, Jill Crowden and
husband Glennon of Leighton,
Ala. Twila Graham of Nash-
ville, Tenn., and Pam Pierre and
husband Larry of Plant City;
brothers Dick Jucknath and
wife Sandy of Orlanda, Kim
Jucknath and wife Shannon of
Hemet, Calif., Paul Jucknath
and wife Laurie of Las Vegas,
Nev., and Steve Jucknath of
Wauchula; and five grandchil-
dren, Brandon Kyle Jewell of
Lakeland, Derik Layton Wise of
Auburndale, Ava Marie and
Allissa Rowe of Dayton, Ohio,
and Logan Boone of Oak,
Creek, Wis.
There will be a private fami-
ly memorial held at a future
date: Arrangements are by
Heath Funeral Chapel of
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MAGDALENE
"MADGE"
"DOODLE" LACKEY
Magadalene "Madge"
"Doodle" Lackey, 79, of
Wauchula, died on Friday,
March 9, 2012, at Hardee
Manor Care Center.
She was born May 13,
1932, at Dixon Mills, Ala.,
and moved to Wauchula from
Midland City, Ala., in August
1968. She was director of
nursing at Hardee Memorial
Hospital for several years and
had previously worked at the
Palmetto Cl hnc. Madge en-
joyed her grandchildren,
"junking" and loved taking
care of people.
As a member of the First
Baptist church of Wauchula,
Madge served as G.A. leader,
Sunday School secretary and
was active in the choir. She
was a member .of the Business
and Professional Women, the
Woman's Club and the
American Cancer Society.
She was preceded in death
by her parents Clarence E. and
Minnie Lee Squires Glover;
and her husband George Earl
Lackey.
Survivors include one son,
George Nelson Lackey Sr.,
and wife Melinda of Bowling
Green; one daughter Karin
Lee Lackey of Olympia,
Wash.; one sister, Ramona
Snipes and husband Vernon of
Demopolis, Ala.; five grand-
children, Melina Catherine
Hart, Whitney Marie Lackey,
George Nelson Lackey Jr.,
Emily Lackey and Riley
Lackey; one great-grandson
Elijah Leon Hart; and
nephews Charles Edward
Snipes and wife Peggy, and
Mitchell Wade Snipes and
wife Amanda.
Visitation was Monday,
March 12, 2012, at First
Baptist Church of Wauchula
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with
funeral services at 1 p.m. with
the Rev. Charles Granger offi-


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Louise Marie Brown, 88, of
Bowling Green, died on Thurs-
day, March 8, 2012, at Florida
Hospital Wauchula.
She was born May 19, 1923,
the daughter of the late Joseph
Bryant and the late Lillie
Bryant. She was a member of
the Chester Grove Missionary
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include eight
daughters, Gloria J. Brown of
Bowling Green, Arthur Mae
Holland of New York, N.Y.,
Martha Ervin of Atlanta, Ga.,
and Lillie Mobley, Irene Bailey,
Mary Tucker, Linda Brown and
Natalie Brown, all of Bowling
Green; son Bennie Brown of
Phoenix, Ariz.; and 26 grand-
children.
The family will receive
friends at the Gause Funeral
Home, 625, S. Holland Park-
way, Bartow from 5 to 7 p.m.
Friday, March 16. Funeral serv-
ices will be at Chester Grove
Missionary Baptist Church of
Bowling Green at 1 p.m. on
Saturday, March 17. Interment
will follow at Bowling Green
Memorial Cemetery. Arrange-
ments are being handled by
Gause Funeral Home.

PATRICIA S. FREEMAN
Patricia S. Freeman, 68, of
Titusville, died on Thursday,
Feb. 23, 2012.
She was born Feb. 24, 1943,
in Wauchula, daughter of
Franklin 'Lamar and Elizabeth
May Freeman. She graduated
from Florida State University
with a bachelor's degree and
taught briefly in Hardee County
schools. She was a member of
Alpha Delta Kappa Sorority:
'"She received her master's in
1970 and went on to be a
teacher in Brevard County
Schools for 39 years, finishing
up at Astronaut High School.
She taught language arts, hu-
manities, English as a second
language and French.
Survivors include her brother
Alexander Freeman II.
A celebration of life was held
at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 1
at Temple Baptist Church in
Titusville, with visitation one
hour beforehand. Arrangements
were made by North Brevard
Funeral Home in Titusville.

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KATHY ANN
SANDERS
Kathy Ann Sanders, 56, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Sat-
urday, March 10, 2012, at
Florida Hospital Orlando.
Born Dec. 24, 1955, at
Frankfurt, Germany, she came
to Hardee County from South
Carolina 43 years agb. She
was a homemaker and a mem-
ber of Wauchula Hills Baptist
Church.
She was preceded in death
by her mother Mary Catherine
King; and brother Kenneth
King.
She is survived by her hus-
band Richard Sanders of
Zolfo Springs; two sons,
Charles Jason Sanders, and
Richard Sanders Jr. and wife
Stephanie, all of Wauchula;
father, Charles King of Zolfo
Springs; two brothers, Charles
King Jr. of Wauchula and
Ricky King of Zolfo Springs;
two sisters Ruby Barnes of
Sebring and Edna Rangel of
Bowling Green; and five
grandchildren, Ben Adams,
Richard Sanders III, Chase
Sanders, William Sanders and
Jack Sanders.
Visitation was Tuesday,
March 13,from 9 to 10 a.m. at
Robarts Garden Chapel.
Graveside services and inter-
ment were at New Hope
Cemetery at 11 a.m. with the


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Placid, died on Sunday,
March 11,2012.
He was born on April 29,
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Marcus Shackelford receives plaque Feb. 29 in Houston
where he was inducted into the ABBA Hall of Fame.

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JULIA W. DAVIS
Julia W. Davis, 66, of
Wauchula, died on Thursday,
March 8, 2012, at Hope
Hospice in Sebring.
She was born on April 19,
1945, at Shelby County, Ala.,
and came to Wauchula from
Wilsonville, Ala., one-and-!
one-half years ago. She was a
middle school teacher at H.O.
B. Middle School in Key
West.
Survivors include two sons,
Robert Davis and wife Kim of
Wauchula, and Steven Tod
Davis and wife LeAnn of
Dothan, Ala.; one sister Betty
Sims of Alabaster, Ala.; and
four grandchildren.
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MURTIS P. SUNDAY
Murtis P. Sunday, 79, of
Zolfo Springs, passed away
on Friday, March 9, 2012, at
home, surrounded by her lov-
ing family.
She was born July 12, 1932
in Babson, Park, moving to
Zolfo Springs 54 years ago
from DeFuniak Springs. She
was of the Baptist faith.
Murtis was a very loving
mother and'grandmother, and
enjoyed spending time with
them. Muirtis was a great
cook; she would prepare won-
derful meals for her family.
She also enjoyed working in
her garden and. growing flow-
ers, and going to gospel sings.
She was preceded in death
by her husband Lewis F,
Sunday; and parents Hillary
'F. and loda Shaw Price.
She is survived by one son,
Charlie "Buddy" Sunday of
Zblfo Springs; five daughters
Dorothy Sunday, Avis Sunday
and Margie Sunday, all of
Zolfo Springs, Jackie Walker
of Avon Park and Ruthie
Garay of Zolfo Springs; one
sister, Lois Fay of Polk City;
14 .grandchildren; and 19
great-grandchildren.
A visitation was held on
Sunday, March 11, 2012,
from 2 until 4 p.m. at the
chapel of Ponger-Kays-Grady
Funeral Homes, 404 W. Pal-
metto St., Wauchula. Funeral
services were Monday, March
12, 2012, at 10 a.m. at the
chapel with the Rev. Hollis
Albritton officiating. Burial
followed at Friendship
Cemetery, Zolfo Springs.
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Opal Pauline Murphy, 83,
of Bowling Green, died on
Friday, March 9, 2012, at
Good Shepherd Hospice.
Born on Aug. 29, 1928, in
Arkansas, she came to
Bowling Green from Ocala
eight years ago. She was a
homemaker.
Survivors include four
sons, Lowell Junior Murphy
of Santa Ana, Calif.. Arthur
Lavern Murphy and Charlie
Murphy, both of Bowling
Green, and Lloyd Gene
Murphy of Michigan City,
Ind.; nine grandchildren; 28
great-grandchildren; and nine
great-great-grandchildren. -
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G. R. Thornton, 80, of
Wauchula, died on Monday,
March 12, 2012, at his home.
He was born Jan. 25, 1932,
at Pickens County, Ala., and
came to Hardee County from
Winter Park in 1991. He was a
shoe buyer for Rheinauers and
a member of Oak Grove
Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death
by his sons, Paul Thornton
and Bryan Thornton; daughter
Debra Thornton; and sister
Willodene Thornton Keating.
Survivors include his wife
Sylvia'Thornton of Wauchula;
two sons, David Thornton of
Charleston, S. C., and Gary
Thornton and wife Doretha of
Mobile, Ala.; two daughters
Nancy Shelton and husband
Harold of Winter Park, and
Patricia Burchette of Mascott,
Tenn.; five grandchildren,
Erica A. Russell, Bake J.
Thompson, Anderson Shel-
ton, Anna Lee Shelton and
Jamie Thornton; and four
great-grandchildren.
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could start ranching. As if that
was not enough to keep a man
busy, Shackelford also taught
animal science at the junior col-
lege at night.
He married his wife Linda in
1970, and she was very support-
ive of his desire to ranch. At that
time, in the early 1970s, he was
really just thinking F-l cattle.
Purebred Brahmans had not yet
crossed his mind.
By the mid to late 1970s,
Marcus decided that ranching
was his full-time profession.
When Peret, Vernon Frost and
Ab' Ranch sold out, Shackelford
resolved to make his move to'
purebred Brahmans. Determin-
ing that in the future purebred
Brahman cattle would become
more valuable, he decided to try
his hand at the purebred busi-
ness.
"Trying to breed Brahman
cattle was one of the hardest
things I have every tried to do.
I was used to breeding crossbred
cattle, and cross-breeding can
cover up a lot of mistakes. I still
don't have the purebred breed-
ing down after all these years,
but I am getting better at it."
Yet, if one examined all the
cattle Rocking S Ranch has been
involved with and the impact
they have had over the years
within the breed, it is clear
Shackelford knows a thing or
two about how to breed Brah-
man cattle.
"I have known Marcus since
the '60s and I don't know any
one that can talk about Brah-
man cattle with more authority
than Marcus," Mike Partin of
Partin and Partin Heart Bar
Ranch said. "Marcus is a good
, friend, and we have owned a
number of bulls together, like
Doc Holiday, Doc Holiday Jr.
and Meliton.
One thing for sure, Marcus
knows Brahman cattle, knows
how-to breed Brahman cattle
and is after the right kind of
Brahman cattle. He breeds the
kind of Brahman cattle that pro-
duce beef on a regular basis and
don't need to be pampered.
They just do their job."
At present Shackelford has
about 80 to 100 head of regis-
tered Brahman cattle in addition
to his commercial herd.
"I started an AI (artificial
insemination) program about 25
years ago," Shackelford said. "I
realized I would not be able to
buy "the type 4f bull I needed
for my breeding program. So
we AI about half our cattle,
even to this day."
Over the years he gathered
up the type of Brahman cows
he wanted by buying whole
herds of cattle and focusing on
the female aspect of the opera-
tion.
"If a rancher was dispersing
and had a few cows that I really
liked for their pedigrees and the
way they looked, I would buy
the whole herd. Then I would
sell the ones that did not fit in
my program. I decided to build-
my herd on the cow side. I tried
to find cows or heifers that were
out of cows that produced herd
bulls and these were the type of
cows I wanted in my herd. I
have always been seeking the
strong females."
But Shackelford is not just a
cattle breeder; he also served
the ABBA well over the years.
He was one of the younger
presidents of the ABBA, serv-
ing as ABBA President in 1987
and 1988. He has also served on
the Executive Committee off
and on for close to 20 years,
and, as of, this year at the
Houston Livestock Show and
Rodeo, Shackelford will have
served on the ABBA Board for
33 years.
During his presidency he was
instrumental in a number of
changes. He believed good peo-
ple should be rewarded and rec-
ognized for their 'service, and
consequently he increased the
number of show dedications so
more people would be recog-
nized for their good work.
The establishment of the
ABBA Sire Summary also
occurred under his presidency.
The founding of the Sire
Summary was in large part due
to Shackelford's leadership
skills as some people were not
as supportive as others of the
idea.
"You know sometimes it's
hard to get everyone pulling in
the same direction. Some that


were reluctant about the Sire
Summary came forward in a
very positive manner later, and
I think this was a good thing."
Shackelford has also been an
ABBA judge for more than 30
years. He judged the Inter-
national Brahman Show at
Houston in 1992, the National
Brahman Show in 2000 and has
judged from coast to coast in
the U.S., as well as in other
countries.
Shackelford was inducted


ConMAnuFrom
Continued From 1A


Rocking S Ranch is in Popash Community.


Half of the calves are started with artificial insemination.


into the ABBA Hall of Fame on"
Feb. 29 in Houston, Texas. In
88 years there have been .31
people inducted into the Hall of
Fame.
He is the fourth inductee
from Florida. The other three
were the late Henry Partin of
Kissimmee who was considered
the father of the Brahmans -in
the state, the late Sid Crochet of
Clewiston who was manager of
the U.S. Sugar Corporation cat-
tle operation, and Gilbert
Tucker of Cocoa who was for-
-mer manager of A. Duda ;and
Sons.
"I am just a poor old country
boy from Wauchula." '
He and his wife Linda have a
daughter, Gloria Jean Shackel-
ford of Wauchula. They all live
in the Popash community.,, His
parents were Lee (L.M.), nd
Faye Shackelford who owfied
the S & S Suprex grocery store
in Wauchula. Marcus worked at
the store for about 25 years. The
family started the grocery in
1956 and sold it in 2002.
He owns Doc Holiday Jr.,
age 10, who won the 2004
ABBA show bull award, The
bulls generally weigh 2,000
pounds or more.
About half his Brahman
calves are from artificial insem-:
ination. Buying bull semen is
cheaper than owning a top bull
which can cost over $100,000.
The frozen semen is stored in
liquid nitrogen tanks which
keep the temperature below
zero degrees. The tanks are
refilled with nitrogen every 60
days. Some of the semen is over
40 years old, he said. A straw of
frozen semen can cost $50 to'
$500.
For many years Shackelford
so ld Brahman cattle to eight!
Central and South American
countries. The cattle were flown
from Miami International Air-
port. A mad cow disease report
about 10 years ago resulted in
those countries banning future
cattle imports from America, so
today he sells cattle to Florida,
Mississippi, Louisiana, Ala-
bama and Texas.


t he Brahman breed originat-
ed in India, he said.
In the old days Florida cattle
were wild and were in pastures
of thousands of acres, being
rounded up.about once a year.
Shackelford said his 80 to 100
head of registered Brahmans
are bred partly for gentleness'
In Patrick Smith's famous
book, "A Land Remembered,"Y
about early Florida history, 'one
chapter includes a wild Brah-
man 'bull being introduced to
improve the herd of wild '
Florida scrub cows. The bull-
gores a woman, killing her.
The ABBA, the world reg-
istry for Brahman cattle, says
the Brahinan is the No.1 beef
breed for efficiency, hybrid
vigor and environmental adapt-
ability.
Shackelford had this to say,
"The Brahman-cross cattle are a
must along the Gulf Coast with
high temperatures and high,
humidity. The Brahman cattle
will graze in the hot sun during
the middle of the day while
Angus, Hereford and other
breeds are in the shade.
"Many American breeds'
were formed by adding,
Brahman blood to form
Brangius, Braford and Santa
Gertrudis to name a few. The
*Brahman F-1 Hybrid (half
Angus half Brahman/half
Hereford half Brahman) is
called the Queen of Cowl
Country by many.
"Feed conversion is another
important trait. Most steers
have a one-pound weight gain
for eight pounds of feed. Many
Brahman steers will gain one
pound for four or five pounds of
feed. In fact a Brahman bull just
won the highest feed conver-
sion category at the University
of Florida Field Test in
Greenwood with all breeds par-
ticipatinig.
"They travel 'great distances
in grazing and g6ing for water.
They are also very resistant to
insects and, diseases. The
Brahmans' resistance to the
fever tick in Texas was the rea-
son the first Brahmans were


imported to the U.S. from India.'
"Longevity is another trait. A
Brahman bull can breed up to
20 years, twice as long as a
Hereford or Angus."
Shackelford's Hall of Fame I
induction is featured in the cur-'
rent issue of The Brahman
Journal, the official publicationI
of the Brahman breed, and The
,Brahman Review, the premier
publication for American.
Brahman and Brahman F-1 cat-
tle.
This story is from The Brahman
Journal with an addition by Jim!
Kelly.







THURSDAY, MAR. 15
VHardee County Com-
mission, monthly evening
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

MONDAY. MAR. 19
VZolfo Springs Town
Commission, regular meet-
ing, Town Hall, 3210 U.S. 17,
Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m.

TUESDAY. MAR. 20
VFederal Emergency
Management Agency, open
house, on flood insurance
rate maps, Hardee County
Agri-Civic Center, Stens-
trom and Altman Roads,
Wauchula, 4-6:30 p.m.

THURSDAY, MAR, 22
WHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave., W auchula, 5 p.m.

Friendship is unnecessary,
like philosophy, like art.... It
has no survival value; rather it
Is one of those things that
give value to survival.
-C. S. Lewis







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Avoiding.
The great American get-
together known as the office
party can be a pleasant evening
with co-workers or the first step
toward a pink slip. Whether it's
the annual holiday party or the
forced fun of summer "team
building," even. the slightest
misstep can create a ripple effect
that will have your co-workers
pointing and whispering when-
ever you appear. Fortunately,
following these tips can steer
you in the right direction and
spare you a dire professional
fate.
DO: Arrive in attire that is
appropriate for the occasion.
Although dress codes vary from
industry to industry, assume that
no one wants your cutoff shorts
at the cash bar., Conversely, if
you wear an uncalled-for tuxedo
or formal gown just to send a
message to co-workers, mission
accomplished: You appear
creepy.
DO NOT: Drink too much
throughout the course of the


A Shameful Monday


party. One question to avoid
asking is "Shots?" If you suc-
cumb, hopefully, you're sober
enough to update your resum6
before bedtime.
DO: Stay for at least an hour.
You may think you have more
important things to do, but you
should know that's not true.
Alternately, do not overstay
your welcome. Just because
there was no end time listed on
the invitation, it doesn't excuse
your overnight bag.
DO NOT: Talk about work
unless absolutely unavoidable.
While enjoying tiny crab cakes
and cheap vodka, no one wants
to hear about the staggering
amount of research that you're
doing on the Coopersmith file.
DO: Be sure to chat up. the
bosses by telling them how
much you love your job, how
you respect their accomplish-
ments and other things of this
nature. If nothing else, it will
give them the idea that they are
hip and relatable.
/


Once you've learned to navi-
gate your own company party,
you can get a taste of the work-
place at its hilarious worst,
when you check out Warner
Bros' "Horrible Bosses," now
available on Blu-ray disc and
DVD.
In the film, Nick has been
slaving away under his twisted
supervisor only to find out
there's no, promotion in sight.
Meanwhile, dental assistant
Dale struggles to resist the overt
advances of his boss, and
accountant Kurt has just learned
that his company's depraved
new owner is bent on environ-
mental destruction. Trying to
save their jobs and their sanity,
the three friends hatch a plan to
off their bosses.
With an all-star cast led by
Jason Bateman, Jason Sudeikis,
Jennifer Aniston and Colin
Farrell, "Horrible Bosses" is
likely to make viewers appreci-
ate much more the daily antics
of their own office life.


FWC Adopts New Seasons


For Gag
The Florida Fish & Wildlife r
Conservation Commission a
voted Feb. 8 to change how gag I
grouper is managed in Gulf of c
Mexico state waters. ti
The decision, which came ti
during day two of the three-day li
February meeting, will achieve e
consistency with federal man-
agement efforts while potential-. i
ly providing a region-specific E
recreational season in four t
counties., c
The FWC manages marine t
fish from the shore to nine nau- J
tical miles in the Gulf of Mex- c
ico. The Gulf of Mexico Fish- c
ery Management Council man-
ages Gulf of Mexico waters far- s
their than nine nautical miles c
out. c
The following changes will a
make state gag grouper man- \
agement efforts the same as (


Grouper In Gulf
recent federal gag grouper man- These changes will better
agement efforts in the Gulf of align fishing opportunity with
Mexico: setting the recreational fish availability.
open season from July 1 "I think we have to be sensi-
hrough Oct. 31 and lowering tive to the economic side and
he minimum commercial size the natural resource side," said
imit from 24 inches to 22 inch- Commissioner Charles W. Rob-
es total length. erts III. "I don't think there is
The commission also author- anybody here, especially in this
zed Chairman Kathy Barco and room, who would like to jeop-
Executive Director Nick Wiley ardize gag grouper. This isn't an
o issue an executive order easy decision. We have to rely
opening gag grouper season in on the data we have available
he state waters off Taylor, and make good decisions."
efferson, Wakulla and Franklin Gag grouper has been closed
counties, including Apalachi- in Gulf of Mexico. state waters
:ola Bay and Indian Pass. since Nov. 16.
This gag grouper recreational The FWC believes applying
season, if implemented, will these management changes will
)pen harvest in state waters allow gag grouper populations
luring April, May and June, to rebuild quickly while balanc-
and close harvest in those ing the needs of anglers.
waters during the July-to-
October season.


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to the following donors during the

Hardee County Fair


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Conley Grove Service

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What's Fo


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
N MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Blueberry
Pbptart, Orange Juice,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets,
Pepperoni Hot Pocket, Salad
Tray, Mixed Vegetables, Blue
Raspberry Juice Bar, Rolls,
Condiments and Milk
TUESDAY.
Breakfast: Cheerios Cereal,
Graham Crackers, Breakfast
Pizza, Applesauce, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Mozzarella Bread Stick,
Salad Tray, Corn, Mixed Fruit,
Cake, Ranger Cookie, Condi-


ments and Milk


WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Trix, Graham
Crackers, Scrambled Eggs
w/Cheese, Buttered Toast,
Pears, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni,
Ham and Cheese Wrap, Salad
Tray, Garden Peas, Peaches,
Rolls, Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast
Crunch, Graham Crackers,
Waffle, Sausage Patty, Mixed
Fruit, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey,
Corndog, Salad Tray, Mashed
Potatoes, Pears, Rolls, Condi-
ments and Milk


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Lunch: Chilli Con Carne,
Crackers, Fish Sandwich,
Potato Rounds, Salad Tray,
Broccoli, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Yogurt
Variety, Juice, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets,
Rolls, Italian. Hot Pockets,
Alternate Meal, Lettuce &
Tomato, Mixed Vegetables,
Juice Bar, Condiments and Milk
TUESDAY
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Graham Crackers, Breakfast
Pizza, Applesauce, Condiments
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To the Citizens of Hardee County, Florida:

Prayerful consideration has led me to the decision not to seek reelection as Clerk of the Circuit
Court. The four terms I have served you have been the greatest and most rewarding years of my
working career. Libby and I have been humbled by the confidence you have shown us in
allowing me to serve in tids honorable office.

Thank you Clerk's staff! I appreciate your loyal support of my administration. You have served
the people of Hardee County well.

To all who have voted for me and who have been an encouragement to myfamily, to my staff,
and to me through the years, thank you for your support and for the great privilege you have
afforded me for public service.

Sincerely.



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Cookies, Pears, Condiments
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Fruit
Cocktail, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, French Fries, Hamburger
Gravy, Mashed Potatoes,
Broccoli, Tossed Salad,
Peaches, Rolls, Pepperoni
Pizza, Bar-B-Q Chicken on a
Bun, French Fries, Potato
Rounds, Baked Beans, Pears,


Cheese Stix, Alternate Meal,
Lettuce & Tomato, Corn,
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Fruit
Cocktail, Condiments and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Breakfast
Mini Pocket, Diced Pears,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Deli Ham and Cheese
Wrap, Cowboy Macaroni, Rolls,
Alternate Meal, Pepperoni
Pizza, Salad Bar, Lettuce &
Tomato, Garden Peas,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Fruit Cocktail,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Corndog, Cheese
Pizza, Alternate Meal, Deli
Roasted Turkey Sandwich,
Turkey Gravy, Rolls, Salad Bar,
Tossed Salad, Mashed
Potatoes, Diced Pears, Condi-
ments and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Breakfast
Stick, Peaches, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Chili w/Crackers,
Pepperoni Pizza, Fish
Sandwich, Alternate Meal,
Salad Bar, Lettuce & Tomato,
Potato Rounds, Applesauce,
Condiments and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Super
Donut, Pineapple Chunks,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun, Rib-B-
Que on Bun, French Fries,
Potato Rounds, Baked Beans,
Pears, Tossed Salad, Juice Bar,
Condiments and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuit,
Sausage, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Chicken Pot Pie, French
Fries, Broccoli, Summer
Squash, Tossed Salad,
Cucumber and Tomato Salad,
Peaches, Rolls, Condiments
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Graham
Pancakes, Sausage Patty,
Pears, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun,
French Fries, Toasted Ham and
Cheese, Potato Rounds, Baked
Beans, Tossed Salad, Butter


Condiments and Milk

Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Peaches, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Cheeseburger on a Bun,
French Fries, Tacos, Mexican
Rice, Pinto Beans, Corn, Tossed
Salad, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk
Individual menus are subject to ,
change. ..



plemental Nutrition Assist-
ance Program (SNAP), for-
merly called Food Stamps.
A group of West Central
Florida Area Agency special-
ists can help people make
application over the phone.
To apply, or for more infor-
mation, call 1-800-963-5337.
Pesticide Class
Set For Monday
A three-hour pesticide
license review and testing
class will be held on Monday
from 9 a.m. to noon at the
Hardee County Extension
Service Office on the west
side of the Agri-Civic Center,
which is at the intersection of
Altman and Stenstrom
roads.
Registration for the class
and license is $38, including'
study materials and refresh-
ments. The testing for the
private applicator pesticide
license renewal begins at 1
p.m. A person can also
attend the class for credit,
units only and the cost is $5.
'To register or for more infor-
mation, call 773-2164.

Last Park Tour
Next Week
The city of Wauchula will
hold its last "Walk-n-Talk"
tour of the Peace River Park.
off East Main Street across
from Crews Park. Kayton
Nedza will lead the group at
9 a.m. on March 21.
Anyone interested should
just show up prepared to
walk and listen to the pres-
entation on .the trails;
species and other interest-
ing information. For mor4
information, call Oliivia
Minshew at 773-3131.


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Fort Meade Church
Holds Concert
The First United Methodist
Church of Fort Meade, 135
E. Broadway, is holding a
special concert at 7 p.m.
Saturday, featuring Larry
Ford, a well-known Christian
tenor.
Ford's schedule allows
only about 100, concerts a
year. He is a resident of Fort
Myers but has traveled all
over the nation and more
than 30 other countries to
proclaim the gospel mes-
sage in song. The church
invites everyone to join them
for this special time.

Farming Workshop
Helps Growers
An urban farming work-
shop next Wednesday from
9 a.m. to 3 pm.' will help
growers learn about aqua-
ponics, blueberries, home-
made food sales, small poul-'
try flocks, alternative
groundcovers and more.
It will be held at the
Orange County Extension
Center, 6201 S. Conway
Road, Orlando. The $20 reg-,
istration includes lunch and
materials. For more informa-
tion call 407-254-9201 or'
rvt@ufl.edu.

Elderly Can Get
Extra Food $$$
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PAGE ONE


Brown Shines At Nike Combine


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
More than 1,400 high school
athletes competed at the Or-
lando Nike Football SPARQ
Combine on Feb. 25 at West
Orange High School and only
24 did well enough to make the
All-Combine team.
Hardee's Keyon Brown was
one of them and the recently
turned 16-year old earned an
invite, to the Nike Training
Camp this summer where he
will receive more position spe-
cific training.
If successful there, he could
be chosen to go to Oregon later
this year for the Nike National
football game.
"I am proud' of myself and
happy with my results," said
Brown who stands 6 foot 2
inches tall and weighs 227
pounds.
The sophomore carries a 3.5
grade point average and hopes
to play football in college and.
then have a shot at the NFL.
Of the 1,400 participants,
Brown was rated the 21st


prospect and made the all-com-
bine team as a defensive end.
He was described in an
espn.com article about the com-
bine as an "athletic rush end
that plays both ways, scoring
seven touchdowns while rack-
ing up five sacks as a sopho-
more."
Players were put through a
variety of drills to test their ath-
letic ability while at the camp.
Brown recorded a 40-yard
dash time of 4.77 seconds and
ran a pro-shuttle, which meas-
ures acceleration and change,of
direction, in 4.58 seconds.
During the power toss he
threw a six-pound ball 38.9 feet
from his knees.
His vertical jump measured
33 inches.
Head Football Coach Buddy
Martin took Brown to the com-
bine along with junior Aaron
Barker, sophomore 'Luke Pal-
mer. and freshman Keyonte
Holley.
"It's a great opportunity for
players to see where they fit in
among everyone else," Martin


Brown
said of the event.
The line was out the door to
get into the combine and it was
a first come, first serve event so
the group waited for a long time
in order to compete.
Martin said Brown has been
working hard since the end of
basketball season and is on the
weightlifting team competing in
the 238-pound division.
"He's become a leader in the
weight room," Martin said.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wildcat baseball split games
last week.
It could have been different if
the 'Cats hadn't been rained out
at Sebring on Friday night.
They won at Frostproof on
Tuesday and lost at home' to
Lake Placid on Thursday night.
This week', the 'Cats are play-
ing in a tournament at Lake
Placid. Monday's game was
against Avon Park at 2:30,
Tuesday's game, was against
Desoto and Wednesday's de-
pended on the outcome of the
first two games.
Play resumes after Spring
Break with a home game
against Sebring on March 20, a
trip to DeSoto on March 22 and
another to Teneroc on March
23, the first of several district
games.
HARDEE 8,
FROSTPROOF 3
The Wildcats had lost at
home 4-2 in the initial game.
, against Frostproof. They were
more determined in this second
opportunity. With one away,
Kris Johnsonr walked. Justin
Knight doubled down the right
field line, sending Johnson to
third. Wintz Terrell hit to the
shortstop, who got the lead run-
ner off third base, but allowed
Knight to come home on the
overthrow trying to catch
Terrell. Terrell was out on a
Luke Palmer'fielder's choice to
end the Wildcat effort, but they
had a 1-0 advantage.
Frostproof got that run back
when Baber.homered over the
center field fence in the home
half of the first, making it a tie


game.
There was no score in the"
second or third innings, but in
the top of the fourth Hardee
broke it game open. taking a 5-
1 advantage. Terrell started it
with a line drive to left field and
moved to. second on a Palmer
drive to center field.
Dawson Crawford kept it
going with a successful bunt
toward third, which he beat out,
putting three runners aboard.
Dalton Hewett singled to left
field, scoring Terrell. A balk
brought Palmer home and
Crawford and Hewett moved up
90 feet. With two away, Carter
Lambert drew a walk to reload
the bases. Leadoff batter De-
onte Evans's single to center
field brought Crawford home
and Hewett quickly followed
him home. A Johnson fielder's
choice ended the Wildcat run-
around, and the Bulldogs went
down in order.
In the fifth, a double play
erased Hardee chances and
Frostproof picked up its final
pair of runs on a single, hit bats-
man, a double steal and another
long hit to center field. It was 5-
3.
Hardee added a run in the
fifth and a pair of insurance
runs in the seventh. In the sixth
inning, it was Crawford with a
long single down the first base
line. He went 'to second on a
Hewett sacrifice and third on
another by Kramer Royal. Mi-
key Retana singled to deep
short, allowing Crawford to
come home. Retana was out try-
ing to advance.
Evans started the seventh by
beating out a ground ball to


deep short. Johnson was safe on
an error. Evans raced home on a
Knight double to cenr field
and Johnson carre in on a
Terrell fielder's choice. It was
8-3.
Frostproof stranded a runner
in both the sixth and seventh
innings but was unable to cut
into the Hardee lead. Senior
pitcher Murrell Winter had only
three strikeouts but they came
at key times and other pitches
forced hitters to hit into ground
or fly outs.
LAKE PLACID 6,
HARDEE 2
The Wildcats were perhaps a
little too confident after down-
ing the Dragons 11-5 on their
turf in mid-February,.
Lake Placid jumped out to an
early lead with a combination
of hits and three uncharacteris-
tic Wildcat errors. It .was 3-0
before Hardee came to bat.
The game rocked along until
the third inning, when the 'Cats
picked up their first run. Retana
was safe on an error, stole sec-
ond, went to third on a sacrifice
and raced home on a wild pitch.
The Dragons got a run back in
the bottom of the fourth on a
pair of hits before Garrett
Albritton got back-to-back
strikeouts.
The teams exchanged scores
in the fifth inning. Lake Placid
got its on a single, stolen base
and pair of sacrifices, while
Hardee's came on a Retana sin-
gle, a Johnson hit and an error
on a Terrell hit.
The Dragons added one more
tally in the sixth inning on a sin-
gle, passed ball and sacrifice.


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Hardee


Jennifer Marie Alvarez of
Pembroke Pines has announced
plans for her marriage to Jarod
Austin Walker of Springfield,
Mo.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Valentin and Celia Al-
varez, also of Pembroke Pines.
The prospective groom is the
son of James and Kathy Walker
of Wauchula.


Living


The couple will exchange
vows at 5 p.m. on Friday.
March 23. at St. Maximilian
Kolbe Catholic Church in
Pembroke Pines. Friends and
relatives are welcome by invita-
tion.
The reception following the
wedding will be at Hillcrest
Country Club in Hollywood.


Kimberly Faye Dick of Se-
bring and Jonathan Gray Ben-
bow of Zolfo Springs will marry
on Saturday. March 24. at 6 p.m.
at New Hope Baptist Church.
Music begins at 5:30 p.m.
Friends and relatives are invited
to share in the occasion.


The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Rickey and Susan Dick of
Wauchula. The prospective
groom is the son of Vernon and
Sheena Benbow of Wauchula.
A reception will follow the
wedding at the home of Rickey
and Susan Dick of Wauchula.


COURTESY PHOTO
Kim Miller Elmore, of Ardmore, Okla., and formerly of
Wauchula, recently announced the engagement of her
daughter, Marsee Ann Ferguson, also of Ardmore, Okla.,
to Hunter McCown, son of Randall McCown and Kathey
Creach, both of Norman, Okla. The couple is planning a
June 2 wedding at the Arbuckle Wedding Chapel in
Davis, Okla.
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On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY .COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its monthly
evening session today (Thursday) beginning at 6 p.m. in Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The
meeting can be followed on computer by going to www.hard-
eeclerk.com and following the link just above the picture of the
courthouse. It, and past meetings can also be seen at the link
any time. Each contains an information packet for the items
discussed during the meeting.
The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of
public interest. Times are approximate except for advertised
public hearings.
-Public hearing zoning issues variance to side yard set-
backs, amendments to the Land Development Code on site devel-
opment plans and updating the future land use map, 6:05 p.m.
-Citizen request, 6:45 p.m.
-Liaison on rescue animals, 7 p.m.
-Work orders on CR 664, 7:15 p.m.
-Fire-Rescue Medical Director and bio-hazard disposal agree-
ment, 7:30 p.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
,Advocate land the Hardee Counti ComnffiNion for those who.
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Zolfo Springs announce the Oak Grove Baptist Church.
upcoming marriage of their Music will begin at 5 p.m.
daughter Brandy Rochelle Ran- Friends and relatives are invited
som, to Jesse Lee De Boom of to the wedding.
Wauchula, the son of Jan De- Following the wedding, there
Boom and the late Beverly De- will be a reception at the home
Boom. of Corvil and Jedina Justeson in
The couple will wed at 5:30 Ona.


Lake Dale Baptist Church
will celebrate its 80th Home-
coming on Sunday. Sunday
School is at 9:45 a.m. with the
worship service at 11, Rev, Roy
Hancock will preach the Home-
coming message.
There will be Dinner on the
Grounds following the morning
service. Lake Dale welcomes
everyone to'the church at 3102
Heard Bridge Road, Wauchula
for the special service and occa-
sion. For more information, call
863-781-9442.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
bfor the next edition.


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Reading Instruction
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Words cannot express our sincere heart
-felt appreciation and thankfulness to
everyone for your prayers, thoughts, visits,
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our time of loss. You will never know how
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Oasis RV News
By Georgianna Mills
AROUND THE PARK Charlene Hooper and Joyce
We saw Blanche and Wayne Longueull went home with the
Barnes pull out and headed to jack pot.
North CarolinA, Wednesday POKENO
morning and Allen and Joan The pennies are still going
Blodgett from Polk, Ohio. from one pot to the next. The
Chris and Dave Anderson head- one with the most ends up beiig
ed to Indiana, also. We pray for the Queen of the Pennies.
a safe trip home. Monday saw six playing with
A card of thanks was received Jahelle Reid, the big winner.
from Bert Sommers, for all the Wednesday again 6 players,
cards and gift received when and Janelle Reid took all the
Stanley, passed. Glenn Barrett, pennies, from the other players.
also sent his thanks for the I think all the pots were empty
cards and gift received from the except one other person who
passing of Shirley. Nels sent a managed to hang on to the end.
note to update us on his condi- Two days and Jenelle became
tion, as he is going through the "Queen of the Pennies"
many tests and hopes to be back SHUFFLE BOARD
at the park this coming fall. Friday, March 2, saw 12 play-
ICE CREAM SOCIAL ers with two courts going, and a
Bill Lockwood opened with a lot of fun. The honors went to
prayer, before honoring the Ann Day and Jerry Krays, for
anniversary couples. Nick and the most games won.
Sylvia Nicklow with 49 years Tuesday, March 6, saw 14
of marriage. Patty and Fred players at the courts, and what
Lewis celebrate their second competition! Charles West and
year of marriage. Congraitu- Jim Pokorzynski took three
lations to both. of you: The games" apiece f6r the big wif.
birthday honorees, were Jackie Now that is some talent!
Hodges, Jim Walton, Dave LADIES LUNCHEON
Mills, Fred Lewis, Allen As we walked into the recre-
Blodgett, Forrest Grooms. ation center, Connie Swanson.
The cakes were provided by, greeted us with her winning
Jackie Hodges, Shirley Krays, smile, she had decorated every-
Emma West, Winnie DeWitt thing in green for our last
and myself. We had 52 attend- luncheon. We had twenty five
.ing. ladies attending. Connie opened
-'" BNGO the luncheon with prayer, than
Dkd.wedwst say, B - N -G .-it was feast time with salad.a"id
- 0.. The game that is quiet till desserts. Connie read several
someone yells, "BINGO". Then quotes and poems, and we also
the tension leaves, the payoff is played some games.
given, and all is quiet and ready SUNDAY SERVICE
for another BINGO. Dr. Rev. Trent Swanson's,.
March 1st saw Bill Barrett service was "Nothing" James 3.
take the 50/50 and Connie Special music was Chris
Akelian going home with the Anderson, singing "Three Men
jackpot. We had a great crowd on the Mountain." Lou Moth-
with 39 in attendance. ersbaugh, sang "I'm Using My
March 6th saw 30 around the Bible for a-Road Map."
tables for bingo.. What a good May the Lord be with you
time. The 50/50 went to. and keep you in His care.

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Benefit Supper and Concert

For John Keene
with Gulf State Quartet


There will be a benefit for the family of
John Keene at Fort Green
Baptist Church on Saturday, March.17.
Supper will be served from 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m.
It will be a pulled pork supper with all the fixings.
The charge for the supper is $6.00 per person.
At 6:00 p.m. Gulf State Quartet will be in concert
and a love offering will be taken. ALL proceeds
will go to help the family during this time.

If you are unable to attend but would like to help
them, Wauchula State Bank has set up an account
under the name of John Authur Keene and you can
stop by there and they will deposit it
directly to this account.


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March 15, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3B


SHERRY WHITE MINISTRIES


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Rev. Sherry White spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club Wednesday, March 7, at the Java
Cafe about the ministry that includes Lydia's House, a Wauchula transitional house for
woman, Pioneer Village, and Mercies of David, an Ona transitional house for men.
Pioneer Village west of Wauchula includes Seven Basket Farms and private log cabins
and a planned community building with a kitchen and showers. The ministry is faith-
based. An Alabama Baptist Church has volunteered to construct the community build-
ing. Her husband Mark White owns a pest control company called The Bug Doctor.
"Addiction is a sin problem. With an addict, there is always an enabler. The family needs
to be healed." From left are Sherry White, club president Sue Birge, and John Maddox.
Lydia's House has nine women, and Mercies of David has six men.


GOOD READING!


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
Ebonize, a pretty brown stal-
lion horse owned by Mr. and
Mrs. H. A. Humphrey, formerly
of Wauchula, was entered in the
eight national horse show spon-
sored by the Tampa Horse
Show Association, and won
first prize trophy presented by
Knight and Wall. Ebonize, five
years old, was. a colt of Flying
Ebony, who won the Kentucky
Derby in 1925.
The boys of the local Future
Farmers of America chapter
were host to their fathers at the
high school Wednesday night in
the annual F.F.A. father-son
banquet in a brilliant affair.
The Hardee County organiza-
tion of Young Democrats have
appointed 10 delegates to attend
the state convention which con-


vened yeste
and lasts thr
.Uncle Ez
gang, popul
are coming
being spons
ican Legion
Post Numb
reports this
entertainment
50 Y
Monday
and faculty
found ye o
High Schoo
from the wa
leaving Frid
were splotch
several place
messily spell
62" four tir
letters. "Ha
Will Travel'
one spot too
Board of
members, so
ning for re-
are trying


minds how the public will react
to an air conditioned band
building. The board hopes to
come to some decision on how
to heat and ventilate the win-
dowless building at a special
meeting March 26. If the build-
ing is air conditioned, it will be
the first school building in the
county's history to be so con-
structed. Board members are
afraid the public may not react
favorably to such a proposal.
Fun ,for, the whole' family is
the theme for the first annual
Firemen's Benefit. Carnival
scheduled for Monday through
Saturday of next week in Zolfo
Springs. Featured during the
carnival will be Captain En-
gerer, billed as the world's only
one-armed animal trainer.
A plan by which Hardee
County teachers could qualify
for the $400 "competency
awards" set up by the 1961 ses-
sion of the state legislature has
been presented to the Board of
Public Instruction for study.


-rday at Bradenton 25 YEARS AGO
ough tomorrow. Kellie Brown has been cho-
- - sen as Miss 'Hardee County for
zra and his radio 1987-88 at the Hardee County
ar stage attraction, Fair in the Agri-Civic Center on
to Wauchula soon, Monday night. Kellie is the
ored by the Amer- daughter of Beverly Whitaker
i, Herger Williams and Carl Brown. The new
er Two. From all Hardee County Prince and
is a worth-while Princess were selected Tuesday
nt. night. Justin Morrison, 9, who
attends Zolfo Springs Elemen-
EARS AGO tary School, was crowned
morning students prince. Justin is the son of
y members alike Shirley and Charlie Bishop. He
le halls of Hardee will share his reign with Kim-
l a little different berly Miller, nearly 8, who was
y they looked upon chosen princess. Kimberly, a
ay afternoon. They student at North Wauchula
ied with red paint in Elementary School, is the
es, crudely and a bit daughter of Denise and Harry
lling out "Class of Miller.
nes in bold drippy - -
ve Coren Ball After revoking a 10 year old
" was smeared on operating permit for Camp
Hardee three weeks ago, the
--- Hardee County Board of Ad-
Public Instruction justment has learned that the
'me of who are run- camp has been cleaned up and
-election this year, managers have abided by the
to make up their board's instructions.


Way Back When


COL'FlTESr PHOTO
Nine Hardee Junior High Students who have read all 15 Sunshine State Young Reader
Award books enjoyed a special luncheon in the media center with Principal Doug
Herron on Feb. 29. The Reader Award is a state-wide program supported by the Florida
Department of Education, which encourages students all over the state to read the pre-
selected books and vote for their favorite. A state award is given to the author of the
best book. Students achieving the feat are (first row, left to right) Ivan Chavez, Cole
Terrell, Ashlee Trone and Ana Villa; (second row) Jose Aleman, Ricardo Aleman, Noah
Valletutti, Gannon Watson and Lily Strickland.






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On Saturday, March 14, in
the loud crowded Hardee Junior
High School gym, the magic
came back. There were good
guys and bad guys, screaming
fans, flag-waving, spectacular
leaps and holds, a title match
battle, blood, sweat and cheers,
the ingredients for a real wrestl-
ing match, and this young bum-
per crop of wrestlers proved
that this sport isn't dead but is
thriving and growing.
Jimmy Bernard, son of James
and the late Roberta Bernard,
has been chosen as Athlete of
the Year for Hardee County
Special Olympics. As Athlete of
the Year, Bernard received the
Roberta Bernard Memorial
Award which is given each year
to the outstanding athlete of
Special Olympics.
10 YEARS AGO
What once seemed impossi-
ble has just been accomplished.
Zolfo Springs has paved the last
of its dirt roads. At the cost of
$66,000 well under its bid of
$75,100, \Florida Highway
Products has completed open-
graded cold, mix paving of five
roadways.
Dubbed Park Place, the old
Cranford Building at 221 West
Main Street offers a large meet-
ing/dining room and smaller
kitchen area where luncheons,
parties, even weddings can be
held. Until a new full-time ten-
ant is found, the city of
Wauchula will rent the building
for a variety of events.
Longtime Hardee teacher and
,coach Phil Rasmussen was
excited last week as he. took a
break from recruiting phone
calls to talk about future plans
to be an assistant football coach
at Webber International Uni-
versity at Babson Park, near
Lake Wales.
Rebekah Mahoney, 13, an
eighth grader, recently won first
place for her patriotic essay
among 36 essays submitted by
Hardee Junior Miss Pageant
contestants. She is the daughter
of Patrick and Tracy Mahoney.








4B The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2012


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was the end of a long week
and looking forward to Spring
Break.
But, the Hardee varsity soft-
bhall team had one last challenge
and*was equal to the task as the
Lady 'Cats won 5-2 over Pal-
metto at home last Friday night.
The much-needed. break
comes at a good time. The var-
sity is 6-4 and JV 6-3 after both
teams lost to Lake Wales and
Auburndale last week. Play
resumes March 19 with an
unusual JV-only game' at
Bradenton Southeast. Both
teams greet Sebring on Tuesday
and host'Frostproof on March
22.
LAKE WALES 10,
HARDEE 3
The girls hosted Lake Wales
on Tuesday of last week in the
start of a difficult run. Pitcher
Karlee Henderson got a strike-
out, pop-out and fly-out in the
top of the first. Hardee got the
first run of the game when Kim
Derringer was safe on a throw-
: ing error, went to second on an


overthrow and third on a passed
ball, coming home on an Ad-
dison Aubry sacrifice.
Lake Wales retaliated'in the
second inning with a pair of
runs on a ball. followed by a
single and then a double to take
a 2-1 lead.
Hardee ans red in the bot-
tom of the second'with two runs
to lead 3-2. Alex Ullrich singled
up- the middle and Kendall
Gough drew a walk. With two
down, both runners were able to
score on consecutive passed
balls.
It was a quiet third, before
Lake Wales scored three runs in
the fourth inning on a hit and
three errors. Hardee scored no
more, leaving runners on base
but unable to get them home.
Lake Wales erupted for five
runs in the top of the seventh
and held Hardee one-two-three
in the home half of the inning to
win 10-3.
"Our pitch selection wasn't
that good as we had 11. strike-
outs and that pitcher isn't that
good. No good pitch selection
and a few errors on Troutine


Fish Busters
S- By Bob Wattendorf
:: -- Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission


SPRINGTIME BRINGS FRESHWATER FISHING,
BOAT ACCESS
March is prime freshwater fishing season for many species of
fish, because bass and bream are getting geared up to hit the shal-
lows. During spring, sunfish such as bass and bluegill move close
to shore to find suitable spawning habitat. Shallow areas (ideally 2
to 6 feef deep) with sandy or firm soils and nearby vegetation tend
;to attract sunfish. Often the same areas are used year after year,
because sunfish do best when they construct beds in sheltered areas
without too much current and away from prevailing winds (often
coves or the north shores of lakes).
Reds.forboth bass and bream are constructed by males, who
protect the eggs after the females come for a conjugal visit. Bass
typically spawn before bluegill, preferring water temperatures of,
about 60 to 65 degrees, whereas optimal temperatures for bluegill
spawning are around 65 to 80 degrees. Redbreast sunfish, redear
sunfish and crappie may also be in the shallows during this time,
and normally, precede bluegill. Full and new moons generate addi-
tional activity.
Since bass and bream are especially susceptible during the
spawn,- an emphasis on quick and effective catch-and-release is
appropriate for fish that cannot be legally harvested (due to size or
bag limits). Don't keep fish that you intend to release out of the
w&ter-longer9-than -you-cun- hold- your, breaiyv and -release them as,,
close to the capture point as poss im..
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)
freshwater-fisheries biologists annually compile information on
some of the top fishing sites around the. state for bass and bream
(see MyFWC.com/Fishing and select, "Freshwater," "Sites &
Forecasts").
Additional lakes in your area with public boat ramp access can
now be found on MyFWC.com/Boating, and many of these pro-
vide outstanding recreational angling as well. The new boat ramp
finder is a great way to learn about new opportunities. For instance,
you can type in q specific address, city and ZIP code, and a map
will appear showing available ramps within a given radius.
The site lists nearly 1,000 public freshwatei boat ramps. About
a quarter of these ramps are o%%ned and maintained by the FWC,
primarily using your Federal Aid in Sport Fish Re.toration funds
(SFR). All of those ramps pro\ ide free access
With so many ramps to document and the effect of weather'
and other variables to contend % ith, the %kebsite is .n ongoing pro-
ject. Consequently, the FWC cannot guarantee the completeness or
accuracy of the information and suggests thatii you check % ith local
resources to verif. conditions prior to planning long nips. The
FWC is constantly seeking user feedback to provide updates
(including site photos) a em,iiiil to BoatRmps@M.(N FWC com.
The FWC operates several boating-related grant programs, most
using SFR funds. Those funds are collected for the.U.S. Fish and
Wildlife Service, mostly from excise taxes ,on fishing tackle,
import duties on, yachts, and motorboat fuel taxes. In return, the
USFWS provides grant funds to the states for fishery projects,
boating access and aquatic education. The program is also known
asn'the Dingell-Johnson or Wallop-Bieau\ Act, based orin the con-
gressional sponsors who augmented the 1937,program in 1950 and
substantially'enhanced it in'1984. Subsequent amendments further
expanded the use of these fund-. 1991. Cc,,t.il Wetlands; 1992,
Clean Vessel Program. and 1998. Ouireach Recre.mional Boatihg
and Fishing Foundation, B6aling Safety.and Boating intiastructure
Grants.
The SFR %as created as a user-payv, user-benefits program to
restore and better manage America's declining fisher.\ resources
and later to enhance safe recreational boating opportunities. The
USFWS apportions funds based on a formula based primarily on
land area and the.number of paid license holders. Florida in 2010-
11. received nearly $12 million of these funds to reinvest in recre-
ational fishing and boating, which provide, respectively, $7.5 bil-
lion and 79,000 jobs, and $16.8 billion and 203,000 jobs in eco-
nomic benefits to the state.
The bottom line is that SFR is behind a great deal of the sport
fish management. and research activities conducted in Florida.,
These funds also provide a three-to-one match for. the FWC's major
boating safety .and' access (ramps) programs. Without fishing
license fees and these matching federal dollars, the fishing and
boating opportunities here in .the Fishing Capital of the World
would be vastly reduced and fish populations.depleted.
Instant licenses are available at MyFWC.com/License or by
calling 888-FISH-FLORIDA.(347-4356). RepoGrt violators by call-
ing 888-404-3922, *FWC or #FWC on your cell phone, or texting
to Tip@MyFWC.com. Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing or scr.bi/Fish-
busters for more Fish Busters' columns.




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plays cost us that gamee" comn
mented Head Coach Shari
Knioht.
AUBURNDALE 11,
HARDEE 1
In the Thursday game.
Hardee had to travel to play one
of the best teams in the state on
the field where they will have to
play districts. 'We were run-
ruled .in the sixth inning. A lot
of good things happened de-
spite our loss. The girls realized
they could play with this team.
"Kendall (Gough) played
strong at third. Karlee (Hen-
derson) had a hurt ankle when
hit by a pitch, at Lake Wales, but
gutted it out and did her best.
Alex (Ullrich) is the alternate.
mostly closer, and came in and
did well. We've lost Courtney
Parks, our only senior, for the
season with a broken finger."
summarized Knight.
Hardee's only tally came in
the top of the fourth inning.
Makayla Deuberry singled,
stole second and scored on a
Derringer double.
Auburndale scored two runs
in the first inning on a bunt,
error and sacrifice. The Lady
Bloodhounds added a run in the
second, one in the fourth, one in
the fifth and six in the sixth
inning to close out the game 11-
1.
It was a better outing in the
varsity-only game on Friday
night against Palmetto, which
came in with a 7-5 record.
including a 2-1 loss to Hardee
at their field in mid-February.
It was a scoreless game
through the fourth inning,
although both teams got runners
on and left them there. The
Lady Tigers left two on in the
top of the fifth, and Hardee
picked up three runs in the
home half of the inning.
Aubry started it with a hld
drive past the right fielder,
which got her all the way to
third base. Rachel Coker got a
hit over first to score Aubry.
Coker was ruled out for leaving
first too early while Sabrina
Hernandez was at bat. Hernan-
dez doubled to left center field.
Derringer kept it going with a
hit to right center and Gough
followed with one in left center.
Derringer scored, but Gough
was called out when she
stepped off first base. The next
batter made the third outfiP-e*
inning. Hardee led 3-0.
In the top of the sixth, the
first Tiger batter ground to
short. The next was out on a
good running, catch in center
,field by Coker. With two away,
Kendall Vedder doubled past
the center fielder and Sarah
McClintic was hit by a pitch.
Pitcher Auria Mounts brought
both home with a hot hit past
third. She was out sliding into
third and was down for several
minutes after the impact with
the base. She was able to return
to the mount. It was 3-2.
Hardee picked up a pair of


Softball Stops Palmetto 5-2


insurance runs in the bottom of'
the sixth. Henderson just
missed the fielder's catch in her
hit to right field. Courtesy run-
ner Caryssa Johnson came in
for her and promptly stole sec-
ond. With two down. Aubry
was safe on a bunt when a high
throw pulled the fielder off the
bag. Johnson scored on the
play.
Coker brought Aubry home
with a double to deep left cen-
ter. A sharp liner to the pitcher
ended the inning. Hardee was
up 5-2.


Palmetto got one runner
aboard in the top of the seventh
on a hit just inside the right
field line. Henderson struck out
the next batter to end the game.
The JV Lady Wildcats also
lost twice last week. In both
games. opponents had a heavy
inning to steal the win. At Lake
Wales. Hardee lost 10-3., mostly
on a five-run sixth inning.
Hardee got a run in the home
half of the fifth on consecutive
hits by Brooke Dixon. Nancy
Sanchez and Breanna Godwin.
The junior Lady 'Cats added a


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pair of scores in the bottom of
the sixth. Kourtney Henderson
was safe on a dropped third
strike and Isabel Abel singled.
Both scored on a Dixon double.
At Auburndale, it was an
experience in frustration as
Hardee couldn't get runners
home. Hits by Noemi Navarro,
Godwin and Lopez went for
naught when they were strand-
ed. Auburndale scored three
runs in the home half of the
third, three more in the fourth
and a final four in the bottom of
the sixth to take the 10-0 win.


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March 15, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 5B


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Playing "some of the best ball
of the season." the JV lost three
Games last week.
Thejunior 'Cats are silent
this week. but resume play on
Tuesday with a trip to Sebring.
Next Thursday. they greet De-
- Soto. The final pair of games
* for the month are March 27 at
I home for Fort Meade and
March 29 with 6:30 p.m. start
against Lake Wales.
The first of last week's three
i game was at home Tuesday
against Frostproof. Coach John
Sharp wasn't pleased with this
outing. ."We didn't hit very
well. It's hard to win if you
don't hit. We loaded, the bases
and could not get runners
home."
The junior Bulldogs put runs
on the board in the first, second,
third and fourth innings in their
7-1 win.
Hardee left the bases jammed
in the home half of the first,
when Devin Pearson walked,
Eric Klein was hit by a pitch
and Jacob Neuhofer walked.
Hardee's only score came in
;the sixth, when Luke Winter
singled and scored. Jacob Bolin
[ drew a walk. A Tanner Durden
hit scored Winter. And Wyatt
Maddox also walked to load the
bases once again.
In the final inning, the sev-
enth, Zack Carranco walked.
,-With two away, Winter and
Bolin both walked, but the
bases were again left full of
Wildcats:
The next game was at Lake


Placid, a team Hardee had beat-
en at home 8-6. This time. the
junior Dragons got the final bat
and made it count in the 9-8
win.
Hardee made a good start.
plating four runs in the top of
the first. Armando Alamia sin-
gled and stole second. He came
home on a Winter bunt. which
turned out to be an error on the
catcher's throw. Durden was
also safe on an error and Mad-
dox singled to keep it going.
Carranco walked and Tyler
Helms hit into a fielder's
choice, with Maddox slipping
home in the confusion. Lake
Placid went down in order.
Hardee added a run in the,
second frame, when Alamia
was safe on a dropped third
strike, stole second and raced
home on a Bolin hit. The Drag-
ons picked up one run in the
home half of the second on a
pair of hits. It was 5-1.
Neither team scored in the
third and Hardee left one on in
the top of the fourth, when Lake
Placid scored four times on hits
and walks to knot the score at 5-
all.
Lake Placid added three runs
on an error, two hit batters and a
pair of hits, leading 8-5 at the
end of the fifth.
Hardee came right back to tie
the game in the top of the sixth.
Alamia singled. Winter was out
on a fielder's choice. Bolin and
Tomas Gomez got aboard and
also came home with a Maddox
-walk, and hits by Carranco and
Helms.
Lake Placid had one more


chance, in the home half of the
sixth, and final, inning. A hit
batsman sandwiched between
two errors allowed them the
winning run.
Hardee greeted Sebring on
Friday evening, and withstood
threatening clouds to get the
game in. Sebring left a runner
stranded in the top of the first
and Hardee got a run. Alamia
led off with a single, went to
second on a Winter sacrifice
and raced home on a Bolin hit.
A Durden sacrifice and Maddox
hit just left the bases loaded.
In the top of the third.
Sebring used back-to-back sin-
gles to score al tying run to
make it 1-1. Hardee went right
back to work. Winter singled,
Bolin walked and Durden dou-
bled. The trio came on a combi-
nation of fielder's choices and
hits. It was 4-1.
Sebring railed in the top of
the fourth for two runs to nar-
row the score to 4-3 on hits. hit
batters and a double.
It was nip and tuck for the
next two innings. Each team
had heroics and each had some
runners aboard. In the top of the
sixth, a Winter catch in deep left
while falling down saved a run.
Dustin Goodwyn made a good
catch in center field as well.
In the top of the seventh,
Sebring rallied for a pair of
scores. Matt Portis walked and
Jared Lay singled. Hits by Joey
Stafieri and Garrett Seeger
brought teammates home to
give Sebring a 5-4 lead. When
Hardee was unable to score in
the home half of the inning,
Sebring had won.


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Weightlifters Break Own Records


JV Lose Close Ballgames


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The competition is getting
better and so are the Hardee
Wildcat lifters.
Boys weightlifting has had
three meets so far this season.
The first was a dual meet
between Hardee and Frostproof
on Feb. 27.
Hardee returned to Frostproof
for the Bulldog Invitational on
March 3. with the 'Cats placing
third among the five teams.
Hardee came in third overall,
behind Auburndale and Lake-
land, but ahead of George
Jenkins and host Frostproof.
Along the way, Hardee had a
pair of first-place. In his first-
ev\er meet. J.J. Alvarez was first
in the 129-pou.nd division with
185 in the bench and 170 in the
clean and jerk for a 355 total.
Maxon Delhomme placed first
in the 183-pound class with 305
bench and 240 in the clean and
jerk for a 545-pound total.
Adding second-place points
were Carlos Marquez in the 219
division with a 585 total, 320 in
the bench and 265 in the clean
and jerk.
Those getting third-place
points were Dalton Rabon at
154 pounds and Keyon Brown
at 238. Caleb Purser at 139,
Aaron Barker at 169, and Wintz
Terrell at heavyweight all added
fourth-place points, while
Colby Baker was fifth at 169,
Dillon Skitka fifth at 238 and
Uvaldo Sanchez fifth at heavy-
weight.
Next up was a meet. last
Friday at Sebring, with Avon
Park and LaBelle.
Five Hardee lifters placed
second in their weight divi-
sions: Roberto Navarro at 119;'
Almarez at 129; Rabon at 154;
-Marquez it 219 and Sanchez at
heavyweight.
Gaining third-place were
taker at 169, Ramiro Ramirez
at 199 and Brown at 238.
For their efforts, Purser, at
139, Victor Lopez at 183 and.
Skitka at 238 all got four-place
points. Finally, Tyler Dunlap at
154, Nelson Bethea at 199 and
Andrew Reyna at 219 all were
in fifth place.


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J.J. Almarez stands highest to receive a first-place medal
in 129-pound division. In second photo, Maxon
Delhomme takes his place for the 183-pound winner's
medal.


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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
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Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
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FIREFIGHTER/EMT
Pay Rate: $32,734.84 ($11.24/hr.)
$45,125.34 ($15.50/hr.)

Wanted for the Hardee County Fire Rescue Department.
Must be FL Certified as a Firefighter and EMT. Possession
of a Valid FL Class D CDL w/E endorsement and certifica-
tion of FL approved EVOC.

Must be able to work rotating shifts and ability to perform
prolonged and arduous physical work. Complete job de-
scription and Fire Rescue Applications posted on County
website: www.hardeecounty.net. Applications accepted in
the Human Resources Department, 205 Hanchey Road,
Wauchula, FL 33873. Phone: (863) 773-2161. Position
closes at 5:00 p.m., March 22, 2012. Excellent Benefits in-
cluding State Retirement. EOE- F/M/V.
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ECMHSP Job Announcement -
Bowling Green Center'
Infant/Toddler Teacher (4)- Seasonal Position (6 to 9
months)
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for a Teacher to
work with children ages 6 wks to 3 years in a Migrant
Head Start Program. Responsible for providing a devel-
opmentally appropriate Head Start environment for the
assigned group of children in the classroom. Position pri-
marily follows service plans as detailed in the ECMHSP
Early Childhood Education Services Manual. Preferred -
Associates of Art or Science (AA/AS) degree in Early
Childhood Education or related field. Accepted High
School Diploma/GED and Infant/Toddler Child
Development Associate (CDA) or state equivalent.
Starting salary $10.10 10.61 per hour. Personal Leave
and employer-matched retirement plan.,
Closing date: 3-20-12, Send resume/letter of interest
or apply at: ECMHSP Bowling Green Attn: Angelita
Avila, 5115 Mason Dixon Ave, Bowling Green, Florida
33834, Telephone: 863-375-2101, EOE, ADA, License #
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I N C. R E A L T O R S
(863) 773-2128
O A REALTORSS
<- |JOE L. DAVIS
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REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
'. See more listings at
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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
PRICE REDUCED! Former PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/2BA
medical office w/5 exam rooms MH located on 5 acs near
& large reception area; ample Zolfo Springs. $45,000!
parking & Hwy 17 frontage. PRICE REDUCED! Looking
$159,000! for 5 or 10 acs? Two 5 ac
high/dry fenced parcels on pri-
PRICE REDUCED! 5 ac vate rd! $37,500 for vacant 5
cleared pasture, fenced w/4", acs! $50,000 for 5 acs w/well &
258' deep well, 1 HP sub- septic!
mersible pump on quiet, private 920 acs in SE Hardee Co. 100
rd. $45,900! ac orange grove (averages 500+
boxes/ac) 2011-12 fruit crop
PRICE REDUCED! Goodbye, included; 820 acs improved
traffic...Hello, peace & quiet! pasture & hammock land.
20 ac fenced, pasture w/pond, Excellent hunting. $4,000,000!
288SF cabin, 4" well inside Wow! Great home in Popash
60SF shed. $120,000! area on 2.5 acs. 2 miles from
town. $158,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Frame
home on 5 acs in near Hardee 3BR/2BA MH on 5 acs
Lakes. NOW $60,000! w/frontage on SR 62. $90,000!
REACTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS......781-0153 KAREN O'NEAL......... 781-7633
KEVIN SANDERS .......-990-3093 MONICA REAS..........781-0888
DAVID ROYAL.............781-3490 JIMMY EDENFIELD-...448-2821
101 HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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AFFORDABLE HOUSECLEAN-
ING, reliable, honest, call Nikki
for estimates, 863-414-4634.
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
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THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. tfc-dh
NEW ALCOHOLICS ANONY-
MOUS meeting in Hardee County.
Thursday 7 p.m., 131 South 8th
Avenue, Wauchula. For more info
call LeAnne at 863-214-8430 or
Bill 239-821-4184. tfc-dh
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula. tfc-dh
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
tfc-dh
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
4-C CONSTRUCTION, Free esti-
mates, handyman, concrete,
remodels, additions, CBC1256,
863-214-1471. 10:13-3:29p

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MISSION THRIFT STORE INC.
123 N. 7th Ave. All donations
appreciated. 773-3069.
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HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
now offers pick-up service for
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
9777. 12:29tfc
HELP CENTER THRIFT STORE
1085 U.S. Hwy. 17, Wauchula
pickup & delivery, consignment,
layaway. All proceeds to Hardee
County Residents. 773-0550.'
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FOR SALE THRIFT STORES,
Includes all inventory and fix-
tures, 773-22- 73-0427.
2:16-3:15p
ALL KINDS OF FURNITURE,
bunkbeds full/twin, gas stoves
and more appliances. Ms. Edna's
beside Double J. 3:15c
THURS. 3/15 THRU SUN. 3/18,
YARD SALE, 2854 Clifton Bryan
Rd. 7 miles east of Zolfo Springs
between SR66 and Steve Roberts
Special. Tires, furniture, tools,
household goods, antiques and
collectables. 3:15p
SAT. 8:00-3:00, 210 Illinois Ave.,
Wauchula. Patio chairs, childs
table and chairs, wagon. 3:15p
SATURDAY, 8-?, 902 South 10th
Ave., Wauchula. Lots of
Everything! 3:15p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 10th Ave.,\
furniture, knick knacks, toma-
toes/pepper plants. 3:15p
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
YOUTH FUNDRAISER, Saturday
7-1, 1121 W. Louisiana Street,
Wauchula. 3:15,22p
THUR., FRI., SAT., 1425 Lost
Acres Dr., 9:00 till noon. 3:15p
SAT., 3466 S. Hickoryl Furniture,
tools, clothes, washer, recllner,
misc. 3:15p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 1693 Steve
Roberts Special, Zolfo. Clothes,
toys, DVDs. PS2 games, baseball
equipment, ect. 3:15p
SAT., 7:30-?, 208 South 4th Ave.
Furniture, clothes, dishes, misc.
3:15p
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, 8-?, 3022
Suwanne Street, ZS. Clothes,
shoes, furniture and more.
3:15p
SATURDAY, GARAGE SALE, 8-4,
1528 Altman Rd. Clothes, toys,
furniture, large variety of items.
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Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 382-3887


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Featured Properties


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kids 56 X100 steel barn, 8" well w/JD power unit.
$290,000 Call Mikey today @ 781-1698
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310 C urt St.
Wauchula, Forida 33873
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www.floresrealty.net (863) 781-2955


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central air & heat. Great location with a large pole barn and
multiple wells and 1 car garage. Priced at $199,900

Commercial 9288 total sqft metal building 3.75 acres between
northbound and southbound Hwy 17 Offered at $675,000
Zolfo Springs 3BR/2BA Frame home on Hwy 17 Corner Lot
Zoned Commercial Outbuildings Lots of Opportunties Priced
to Sell at $149,900
REDUCED: Just out of the City Limits of Wauchula: 3BR/2BA
Frame on 2+/- acres. 1819 total sqft, metal roof, 2 car carport, and
screened front porch on the west side of Wauchula. Offered at
$99,900
Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park 3BR /2BA MH Built in 1995 -
Central Air & Heat 80X125 Lot Carport Storage Sheds -
Between Avon Park and Wauchula Priced at $59,900.00
Wauchula 3BR/1.5BA CB home Central Air & Heat Fresh
paint inside and out Asking $79,900

WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
S' Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.
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The

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can be a convenient way to han- in security, explained: "Bank of
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just like a PC, laptop or tablet, rise. As with e-mail, requests
Make sure all the mobile for personal information or
devices, in your house have the calls for immediate action are
latest security protections. This almost always a scam.
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vices with a computer. Gordon recommends that con-
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formation. Protect your phone offers its customers protection
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banking and shopping on your online. Check trusted websites
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scheduled service from the United States to England. It
also publicized the Idea that it was concerned with. the
comfort of its passengers.


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bl Q: How many calories do you
Sburn doing Zumba?
o A: Zumba is a popular dance-
aerobics activity that uses up-
tempo Latin music and moves
taken from a variety of classic
Latin dances combined with
hip-hop and other dance styles.
Unpublished research has found
I that people may burn from 500
to 800 calories in an hour ses-
Ssi0n. Although based on pub-
'lished research studies of fast
ballroom and folk dancing in
* general,' we'd expect the range
to be closer to 300 to 500 calo-
ries in an hour. As with any
activity, people differ in how
many calories they burn. People
tfc who weigh more or are less fit
burn more calories doing the
same movement, because it
simply takes more energy for
them to move a larger body. On
the other hand, people who are
more fit may be able to contin-
ue activity at a higher intensity
longer, and thus burn more
calories. And of course,
Zumba programs and instruc-
tors vary somewhat in intensity
and timing of warm-up, cool
down and most active phases.
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People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon
request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.
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Notes
Q: Is the bread called white
whole wheat really as healthy
as regular whole wheat?
A: "White whole wheat" does
sound ,confusing, but it is.
indeed a whole grain, because it
includes, the bran, germ and
endosperm of the grain. Most
bread products are made from
red wheat; white wheat is a dif-
ferent variety of' wheat. The
bran of white wheat is lighter in
color and milder in flavor, so
for children and adults accus-'
tomed to traditional white bread
and other refined grains, this
lighter whole wheat may be
more readily accepted. Fiber,
vitamin and mineral content of
white whole wheat is similar to ,
red whole wheat, because it still'
has the healthful bran and germ
that are removed in refining
grains. That said, white whole
wheat might not supply all the
health benefits of traditional
whole wheat. White wheat's
lighter color and sweeter flavor
are due to its lower content of
natural plant compounds called
phenols. Research so far shows
this white whole-wheat flour
lower in antioxidants than tradi-
tional whole wheat, and there
could be additional health dif-
ferences due to its lower phenol
content. We also don't know yet
whether the fine grind typically
used for white whole-wheat
flour changes the form of fiber
so that it fetainis its benefits for
bowel function and reducing
constipation. Is white whole
wheat better for you than tradi-
tional refined white bread?
Certainly. For optimal health,
current evidence suggests using
it as a transition to become
more comfortable with tradi-
tional whole wheat, or as just
one part of overall whole grain
consumption.
Q: Does caffeine affect fibro-
cystic breast disease?
A: Actually, health profession-
als have stopped using the term
fibrocysticc breast disease" and '
n6w simply refer to 'fibroc) siic -'
breasts," since this condition is
not a disease and more than half
of all women experience these
changes in their breasts at some
point. Fibrocystic breasts
involve hormonal changes dur-
ing a woman's menstrual cycle
that can cause breasts to feel
swollen, lumpy and painful.,
Caffeine, along with chocolate
and fats, were hypothesized to
increase the risk of fibrocystic
breasts, but current research
does not support a link.
However, some women have
reported that limiting these sub-
stances reduces discomfort.
Most women have nothing to
lose from a trial of reducing or
avoiding caffeine and chocolate
and likewise, reducing fat con-
sumption within a healthy range
could be worth a try. With any
of these steps, if you don't see
any effect, however, there's no
reason to continue. One study
of Chinese women suggests that
consuming more of the omega-
3 fat called EPA may be linked
with less development of fibro-
cystic breasts. So following
advice for overall health to eat
naturally fatty fish regularly,
could pay off with an extra ben-
efit in this area.


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Robert Hinerman
227-0202


Nancy Craft
832-0370


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!! 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB NEW LISTING!! 3/2 CB home, central h/a, 2
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Call today for more information.
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SWeek Ending: March 11,2012
Weather Summary: Rains % within the past week contiinued to
alle\t.ne dioughi conditions. According, it the U.S. Drought
Monitor, driMought c conditions decreased from the previous weelf
from 73 peicen t of the State with severe to extreme conditions to
55 percent. currently. Extreme drought conditions were prevalent
in'a band stretching from Jacksonville southwest through
Gainesville and onto the Gulf Coast. The drought %as also present
in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Raip fell mostly in the central
and southern regions. Cumulative rains of approximately an inch
and a half or more:;were recorded by the FIqrida Automated
Network Stations (FAWN) in Fort Pierce (2.95). Sebring (1.72).
Kenniiislle (1.71). and Arcadia (1.46,. According tq the U.S.
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Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


Greetings from Fort Green
March has certainly come in
like a lion! My yellow tree is
bare, but the yard is a beautiful
carpet of yellow blossoms.
Mary. Samuels has some good
days and some bad. On one of
her good days recently she and.
her sister went to Mount Pisgah
to hear her nephew, Joey Taylor
preach., He really does a good
job.
It was reported at church that
Janice Moye Bennett is in the
hospital as is Carmen Lee..
Wesley Smith is finally improv-
ing and will hopefully be re-
leased from the hospital this.
week. Gayle Gainous had sur-
gery. Please pray for all these.
Our sincere sympathy 'is.
extended to the family of
Madge Lackey. I worked at
Hardee Memorial when she was'
Director of Nursing and Liz
Chamale was her secretary.
Sympathy is also extended to
the family of Charles Heath. I
had visited with Charles when I
saw him at the local hospital. I
thought he was getting better.
Joyce Coker had a Wonderful,
Saturday. She is in good health
and got a year older, but the best
part was her entire family and
some friends enjoyed dinner in
Lakeland. Amber was the only,
.-one absent and she had been
with her during the day but had
to return to Miami. Happy
birthday, Joyce and many more.
..twas certainly,not inl~tioqn,..
al but two of our. Fort Green
youth were omitted-,fom con-
gratulating -the ones with ani-
mals in the fair. Alex McQuaig
showed a blue ribbon rabbit and
Tyler Bragg showed a steer.
: Both did a super job. Tyler is in
FFA and Alex is in another 4-H
club. "Congratulations also to
Holly Brown, as she made
cheerleader.
The RA's, led by Dan Duke,
had a camp out at Hardee Lakes
recently. Quite a few of the men
went over for supper', and fel-
lowship. They all didn't stay the
night, but the ones .who did, had
a good time. Of course, there
are always .some, that don't
want to sleep in a tent or on the
hard, cold ground and they took
their RV's. Sherman really liked
the boiled coffee over the camp-
fire as he reminisces about
those good 'ol days when he


was a cowboy!
The. youth went to March
Madness. This is a Christian fun
activity, and the only drawback
is leaving 'church at 6 a.m.,
mighty early for a Saturday.
Faye Davis, Pam Davis, teach-
ers, were joined by Trish and
Rex Richey, Tara and Steve
McGaughey arid Roberta Alex-
ander. Youth attending were
Courtney Alexander, Joey Frey,
Dustin, Tyler and Austin Smith,
Kaitlyn Oden, Kaylee Hog-
enauer, Holly Brown, Jordan
Chancey, Kaleb and Russell
Terry, Hunter Reid, Dalton
Richey and Andrew McQuaig.
Rex, Dalton, Jordan, Hunter
and Joey won second place in a
paintball competition and
brought home a nice trophy.
I had a pleasant surprise the
other day. A pretty horse and
rider were trotting by the house
and I had to ask who she was. It
was Jena Watson on her way to
ride at Hardee Lakes. She said
she came out and rode there. It
is great that some one from our
neighborhood is using it!
Nancy McQuaig's' grandsons,
Patrick and Connor McQuaig,
are visiting from Hawaii. They
came to Plant City to visit other
grandparents for the Strawberry
Festival and spept the ,weekend
in. Ft Green. Nancy took the
boys home Sunday and they all
enjoyed the last day, of the
Strawberry Festival. Nancy is
eagerly anticipating the day her,
son will be home.
-The annual O'Taters was a
success. The youth put this on
annually as a fundraiser for
their trips. The youth working
were Holly Brown, Kaylee
Hogenauer, Steven McQuaig,
Dalton Richey, Dustin, Tyler
and Austin Smith, and Hunter
Davis. Youth in training help-
ing were Hunter Davis, Hannah
Brown and Kasie Powell.
Be sure and come to Fort
Green this Saturday for.pulled
pork dinner beginning at 4 fol-
lowed by a great evening of
good Southern Gospel Music
by the Gulf State Quartet. This
is a benefit for the family of
John Keene. Really hope to see
you there!
Please remember to pray for
one another. our nation and the
military.


UsingGovernment Resources

To Grow Your Business


Although capital access, is a,
hurdle even for .elite entrepre-
neurs and can dampen the
growth of successful companies.
some smaller firms are finding
they can get the financing they
need.
To help educate entrepre-.
neurs on available capital re-.
sources, the Initiative for a
Competitive Inner City (ICiC)
and the Staples Foundation have
compiled a short guide for
CEOs about federally funded'
capital access programs.
SBA 7(a) Loan Program:
The SBA's 7(a) loan program
is the largest government-
backed loan program for entre-
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encourage lenders to work with
companies they:might otherwise
consider too risky. The 7(a) loan
program can help finance up to
$5 million. which can be used to
buy a business, for long-term
working capital or to purchase
equipment.
SDepending on'the size of the
loan, the SBA generally guaran-
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total loan amount. The caveat is
that SBA loans can come with
hefty fees-in a sense, the busi-
ness owner is buying insurance
on the loan. Such fees currently
start at 3.5 percent of the guar-
anteed amount of the loan and
can be financed as part of the
loan. Learn more at
www.sba.gov.
Community' Development


* Financial Institutions (CDFI):
CDFIs are 'financial institu-
tions that support the economic
revitalization of low-income
communities, including the
businesses there.. Banks, credit
unions and venture funds may
all be certified as CDFIs .and
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businesses or real estate. ,to,
make consumer loans or to pro-
vide other services in communi-'
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return. The availability of CDFI
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New Markets Tax Credits
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Investments in qualifying proj-
ects can get a 39 percent tax
credit taken over seven years.
More than $25 billion in tax
credits has already been grant-
ed. NMTC money is chiefly
used for real estate. with about
82 percent being used this way.
Entrepreileurs of all kinds can
also" be fit from the program.
using it. to build new physical
locations. For more informa-
tion. visit www.icic.org.


12.85 feet compared to last week's 12.93 feet. This compares with
11.93 feet last year and the average of 14.47 feet using the 1965-
2007 period of record average. A county agent reported high winds
in Miami-Dade County. Temperatures averaged one to four degrees
above normal. Highs were in the 80s and 70s. while lows were in
the 30s and 40s. At least one nightly low freezing temperature was
reached last week in Alachua and Brooksville according to FAWN.
, Field Crops: Farmers were preparing fields for spring plant-
iig. Rains delayed planting fori'some farmers in the north. In
Jefferson County. agents reported improvement in topsoil mois-
ture; however, subsoil moisture was inadequate. In Escambia and
Santa Rosa counties, winter wheat was in good condition despite,
freezes experienced in late February. In Suwannee County. potato
planting was underway.
Fruits & Vegetables: Some farmers are planting and prepar-
ing fields for spring harvest (April-July). In Suwannee County.
Watermelon planting took place. Harvesting of winter vegetables
was ongoing. Sweet corn and green beans were harvested in
Miami-Dade County. Also in the south, vegetable volumes were
increasing seasonally. In Polk County, strawberry supplies were
abundant. In Brevard County. cold weather damage was reported
for some vegetable crops. In St. Lucie County, some growers antic-
ipated fungal and bacterial problems due to.rains. According to
QSDA-AMS (Agricultural Marketing Services), tomato market
movement is expected to increase. AMS market movement
includes: snap,beans, cabbage, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, egg-
plant, endive, escarole, bell peppers, radishes, squash, strawberries,
and tomatoes..
Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, pasture conditions
ranged from very poor to excellent with most in poor to fair condi-
lion. The condition improved slightly over the previous week.
Summer pastures greened up but drought limited forage growth


throughout the State. The cattle condition was mostly fair. In the
Panhandle the condition of most pastures were fair to good.
Drought and cold temperatures limited forage growth. Summer
pasture was not ready for grazing. Hay and supplements were
being fed. In the northern areas, most pastures were poor or fair.
Drought followed by cold, limited forage growth. Winter grazing
grew well in the warmer temperatures. Summer perennial pastures
began to green up. Hay was being fed. The cattle were in poor to
good condition with most .fair to good. In the central areas, most
pastures were in fair condition with conditions ranging from very
poor to good. Some hay fields were being fertilized. The cattle
were in poor to good condition with most in fair condition. In the
southwestern areas, the pasture conditions varied from very poor to
good with most poor to good. Pastures in some locations improved
where there was recent rainfall. The cattle condition was mostly
fair.
Citrus: Temperatures were moderate with highs reaching the
mid-80s in most of the citrus region. Rainfall was generally light
across the region. Fort Pierce received the most with 2.94 inches.
Citra was the only station to record no precipitation. Eight sites
recorded over an inch of rain and all but Citra recorded some pre-
cipitation this week. Drought conditions existed across the entire
citrus region, ranging from abnormally dry on the eastern coast, to
severe on the west coast. Drought conditions are from the U.S.
Drought Monitor, last updated Mar 6, 2012. The Valencia harvest
increased again, as the early and mid-season harvest reaches its
end. Grapefruit harvesting increased, while the Temple orange, tan-
gerine, and Navel harvest slowed. Widespread, but spotty citrus
bloom continued to be observed on trees in the citrus region as next
season's crop progresses. Pea-sized fruit has been observed on
Valencia trees in Hendry County. Cultural practices included irri-
gation, young tree care, and limited hedging and topping.


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10B The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2012


Tennis Hitting Tough Time


WILDLIFE STAMP


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Tennis competition is getting
even tougher.
In last week's matches, both
the boys and girls teams lost
twice. A third boys match was
cancelled because members of
the Frostproof team had parents
in an accident that morning.
Off for Spring Break this
week. the teams resume play
with a March 19 visit from
Avon Park. It's a week until the
next matches March 26 at home
against Teneroc. Matches
March 27 and 29 finish up the
season.
The district tournament is the
first week of April. Hardee is in
a four-county district, which
includes Lake Placid and Avon
Park from Highlands County,
Auburndale, Lake Wales, Mul-
berry and Teneroc from Polk
County and Poinciana from
Osceola County.
The girls played at Lake
Placid on Monday, while the
boys hosted the Dragons. Three
of the girls were playing in their
first matches as others were out
due to high school cheerleading
tryouts. "Other players stepped


up and filled in and it was good
experience for unranked play-
ers." commented Coach Dennis
Aubry.
The two experienced players.
Summer Palmer at number one
and Susana Oceguera at number
two singles and working togeth-
er as number one doubles made
the heaviest opposition to the
Lady Dragons. Palmer won 6-3.
6-4 in her opening match and
joined with Oceguera to win the
number one doubles in an 8-6
pro-set. Oceguera. moving up
to number two singles, battled
in her 6-3. 7-5 loss.
Senior Mesqua Fields. and
freshmen Selina Macias and
Madison Burnett each won at
least one volley in their games.
Fields lost 6-1. 6-0 in the sin-
gles and joined with Macias in
an 8-1 pro-set loss at number
two doubles. Macias lost her
singles match 6-1, 6-0, while
Burnett lost 6-1, 6-2.
The boys team, Matt Godwin,
Campbell Aubry, Bobby Swin-
dle, Zack Neuhofer and Chris-
seph Fawley lost to Lake Placid
in all five singles and both dou-
bles.
The boys also lost to Sebring


at home last Tuesday. with
Godwin going down 6-2. 6-1
and joining with Aubry for an
8-1 doubles loss. Swindle and
Neuhofer battled Galati and
Farmer for an 8-4 loss in num-
ber two doubles. Other scores
were more one-sided.
While the boys match against
Frostproof was cancelled. the
girls went to Webber Interna-
tional University to play Frost-
proof Thursday. losing 5-2.
Palmer again was a winner.
6-0. 6-1 at number one singles.
Taylor Pohl was back at number
two and went the distance in a
6-2.0-6. 10-7 tie-breaker loss in
her match. She joined Palmer in
sweeping number one doubles
8-0.
Ashley' Baker was back at
number three singles and lost 6-
2. 6-3. while Oceguera was at
her normal number four in a 6-
1, 6-2 loss. They combined for a
hard-played 8-6 loss in doubles.
Fields finished up the official
singles with a 6-0. 6-0 loss,
replacing Caroline Durrance
who was absent. Several play-
ers were able to get some action
as there were extra courts avail-
able at the university.


Track Teams Improving


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"We had several first and sec-
ond-place finishes and quite a
few personal records."
Track Coach Rob Beatty
reports that "some of the kids
are starting to see that drop in
times that we look for this time
in the season."
The Hardee girls had four
first-place finishes and the boys
a pair of first place and four sec-
ond. Both teams finished third
in the huge meet at Avon Park
March 8.
Bartow. won the girls team
title with 176 points, while
Frostproof had 153 and Hardee
132. Following along were
Lake Placid, Desoto, Avon Park
and Fort Meade:
Frostproof claimed the boys
title with 157.50 points, ahead
of Bartow at. 147.50. Hardee
was third with 95 points, in
ahead of Avon Park at 93.20,
then DeSoto, Lake Placid and
Fort Meade.
GIRLS
Brenda Zamora won the girls
800-meter run in a time of
2:56.85, well ahead of her near-
est opponent at 2:59.23. Janet
Lopez wasn't far off in fourth
place at 3.00.59.


Febe Murillo won a pair of
races. She took the 1,600-meter
run with a time of 6:22.96, 15
minutes ahead of Salina Walker
of Lake Placid. Murillo also
won the 3,200-meter run, with a
time of 13:34.00, nearly a full
minute ahead of her teammate
Alie Solis, who was second at
14:30.00.
The only other girls win was
by the 4x800-meter relay team,
a full seven seconds ahead of a
Frostproof squad. *
Freshman Allison Smith
placed second in the shot put at
29'03" and was fourth in the
discus with a throw of 67' 10".
Bailey Carlton was second in
the 200-meter dash, Destiny
Thompson second in the 100-
meter hurdles, and the 4x100-
meter relay second in 55.39 sec-
onds.
Other Hardee girls participat-
ing were Angela Herron, Ar-
aceli Ramos, Hannah Grisinger,
Suajnnah Miller, Merislene
Cimeus, Adna Metayer,
Stephanie Perez, Allison Allen-
Hunter, Brenda Pascual, Maxie
Khang, Taylor McKinney,
Deunide "D.D." Metayer and
Jessica Johnston.
BOYS
Senior Reimundo Garcia won


the 800-meter run in 2:12.03,
just ahead of sophomore team-
mate Brandon Beatty at 2:14.77
for second place. Hardee also
won the 4x800-meter relay in
8:43.00, well ahead of Frost-
proof's 9:'16.00.
Christian Moralez took sec-
ond place in the 1,600-meter
run at 4:53.09, less than a
minute behind Dalton Shelton.
of Lake Placid. Beatty gave
Hardee fourth-place points.
Moralez also was second in the
3,200-meter run behind Shel-
ton.
Lucious Everett was second
in the high jump and third in the
110-meter hurdles. Agustine
Ancelmo placed second in the
pole vault.
Other Hardee boys participat-
ing were Maxon Delhommq,
Aaron Barker, Luis Luna,
Anthony Burks, Hector Flores,
Joseph Juarez, Roberto Nay-
arro, Adrian Briones, Freddie
Juarez, Adam Ramirez, Gus-
tavo Toledo, Leonel Rodriguez,
Joshua Wyatt, Ryan Ramirez,
Dorian Mejia-Flores, Kevin
Borjas, Antonio Moreno, Jorge
Conejo, Cruz Garcia, Adson
Delhome and Ramiro Ramirez.


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


Phone Discounts Available to

CenturyLink Customers


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service purposes. CenturyLink's basic local service rates for residential voice
lines are $18.80 per month and business services are $26.50 to $31.00 per
month. Specific rates will be provided upon request.


CenturyLink offers Lifeline service to customers who meet eligibility
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2012, but customers may be eligible if they participate in certain federal or
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COURTESY PHOTO
A special ceremony took place at the opening of Pioneer Park Days on Feb. 29 at the
small PPD post office, which was open each day of the event The stamp offered was
"Save Vanishing Species," encouraging people to contribute and help protect certain
wildlife species in danger of extinction. Zolfo Springs Mayor Juan Otero welcomed
June Albritton, town clerk and Vice Mayor Didi White also attended along with County
Commissioner Rick Knight, Diana McGee of Sen. Bill Nelson's Office and area post-
masters. Also recognized were the Center for Great Apes, Kart K9 Foster Home 66,
Paynes Creek State Park, Trust Again Shelter, Peace River Refuge and Ranch, and the
Hardee County Wildlife Refuge for their efforts in assisting injured animals or those
needing a home.



2011 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
City of Wauchula
PWS # 6250329
We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you
about the quality water and services we deliver to you every day. Our water source is groundwater from the Flori-
dan Aquifer. The water is filtered by reverse osmosis, aerated for taste and odor control, and then chlorinated for
disinfection.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Andy Maddox at
863-773-6686. The City of Wauchula routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Fed-
eral and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except where Indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results
of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2011. Data obtained before January 1, 2011, and
presented in this report are from the most recent testing done in accordance with'the laws, rules, and regula-
tions.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To' help you better understand these
terms we've provided the following definitions:
Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs
are set as close to the MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is
no known or expected risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements
that a water system must follow.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (ma/L): one part by weight of analyte to 1 million parts by weight of
the water sample. .
Parts per billion (pob) or Micrograms per liter (ug/L): one part by weight of analyte. to 1 billion parts by weight of
the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L): measure of the radioactivity in water.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There
is convincing evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant blow which there
is no known or expected risk to health.
In 2011, a source water assessment was conducted for our water system- The assessment found 17 potential
sources of contamination near the wells. These included petroleum storage tanks, a brownfield area, drycleaner,
and a wastewater treatment plant. The levels of concern range from low to moderate. Source water assessments
are posted at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp/.
Contaminant and Dates of MCL i Ran o MCr
nai of Sampling Violation *el R*ange o MCL Likely Source of Contamination
,Measuremeot (moJvr.) Y/N '. Detected Results /
Radioactive Contaminants
Alpha emitters 3/08 N 7 NA 0 15 Erosion of natural deposits
Radium 226 or
combined radium 3/08 N 0.9 NA 0 5 Erosion of natural deposits
(pCI/L) i
Contaminant and Dales of MCL Level Range o MC kely Source of Coutamlidatlo
Unit of sampling Violation Detected Result Surc
Measurement (mo./r.) Y/N
Inorganic Contaminants
arium (ppm) 2/1 N M0.36 NA 2 Discharge of drilling ws tes; discharge from
um(pp) 2/ N NA 2 metal refineries; erosion of natural deposits
Discharge from metal refineries and coal-
Beryllium (ppb) 2/11 N- 0.4 NA 4 4 burning factories; discharge from electrical,
a aospace, and defense industries
Chromium (ppb) 2/11 N 3.6 NA 100 O0 Discharge from steel and pulp ills; erosion
C m2-1or natural deposits
Discharge from steel/metal "factories;
Cyanide (ppb) 2111 N 5 NA 200 200 discharge from plastic and fertilizer
__ _factories
Erosion of natural deposits; water additive
which promotes strong teeth when at
Fluoride (ppm) 211 N 0.45 NA 4 4 optimum levels between 0.7 and 1.3 ppm;
discharge from fertilizer and aluminum
factories
Runoff from fertilizer use; leaching from
Nitrt (us 1/11. 2/11 N 0.37 0.05-0.37 10 10 septic tanks, sewage; erosion of natural

Sodium (ppm) 2/11 N I1 I j NA NA 160 Salt water intrusion, coaching from soil
No. of
Daul aor AL 901h sampling AL
Contaminsat and Unit sampling Violation Percentil site MCLG (Aetiot Llely Soutte Coattaminatoan
o. Measurement (no./yr.) YIV/N e Result exceeding Level)
the AL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Coppr (ap war) Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
Copper (ap water) I N 0.6 0 1.3 1.3 erosion of natural deposits; leaching from
(ppm) wood preservatives
.ad (tap water) 0 15 orrosion of household plumbing systems,
(ppb) 8 N 0 0 0 I erosion of natural deposits
For chlorine. the level detected is the highest running annual average (RAA). computed quarterly. ofmonthly averages of allU samples collected.
Contaminant and Dates of MCL Range
or violao Level MCLG or ML or Likely Source of Co.tamealstion
Measurement (muI/yr.) Y/N eteetedResults MRDL_ MRDI
Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Contaminants
Chlorine (ppm) 12/I N 1.49 0.9- MRDLO- MRDL -4 Water additive used to control microbes
Haloc Acid 7/1 N 8 NA NA ML60 By-product of drinking water
(five) (HAA5) (ppb) 71 N 10.8 NA NA MCL=60 disinfection
trilnlomethanes] 7/11 N 22.3 NA NA MCL-80 prodisinfectodrinking war
(ppb)
If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and
young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines
and home plumbing. The City of Wauchula is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot
control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several
hours, you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before
using water for drinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your water, you may wish to have your
water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure
is available from the:Safe Drinking Water Hotline or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead.
The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reser-
voirs, springs, and wells. As water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally
occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive material, and can pick up substances resulting from the pres-
ence of animals or from human activity. Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatme t plants,
septic systems, agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result fr m urban
stormwater runoff, industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater
runoff, and residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, .including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products
of industrial processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater
runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and '
mining activities,
In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of cer-
tain contaminants in water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regula-
tions establish limits for contaminants in bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of
some contaminants. The presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health
risk. More information about contaminants and potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environ-
mental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791.
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-
compromised persons such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone
organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be
particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about drinking water from their health care
providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by Cryptosporidlum and
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March 15, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 11B


PRE's 1st Fossil Hunt A Success


COURTESY PHOTOS
Shown before going on the hunt for fossils are (left to right) Ross Sholata, student at
Florida State; Chris Sholata, from Johns Creek, Ga; Mark Renz, expert fossil hunter;
and Ken and Tammy Marks from Boca Raton. Others also in the group not pictured
were Calli Skipper, CF Industries representative; Julie Watson, PRE representative; and
Lynda Green, anthropologist from Miami: .,


On Feb 4, CF Industries opened its doors to Peace River Explorations for its first out-
ing into fossil country. This group was led by expert Mark Renz and PRE's Julie Watson.
The outings are a way to bring more attention and more people to Hardee County by
letting them explore a place that once held whales and sharks. These shark teeth were
discovered that day by the explorers.


Lynda Green, an anthropologist from Miami, had such a
great time at the mines that she is planning to come back
for the next expedition in March. "I can't wait. to fossil
again... this is definitely my 'new passion,'" Green said.
V .-'l.SQ .i \' .


It's Time to Get the House and Lawn in Shape
See "Spring Spruce-Up" Page
Section C

You Will Be The Envy of The Neighborhood


YOUR BUSINESS COULD
APPEAR HERE TOO!!
Contact
Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels
At The Herald Advocate
115 S. 7th Ave. Wauchula
773-3255


This is a Megalodon tooth
Ken and Tammy Marks.


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

SUSTAINABLE HARDEE:
VISIONING FOR THE FUTURE

STEERING COMMITTEE
MEETING


THURSDAY


SMARCH 22, 2012


6:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M.
to REVIEW VISIONING PLAN

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 -
Call The County Planning/Development Dept. 863-767-1964 i
Email kevin.denny@hardeecounty.net '.
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Wauchula One Of Cities Getting Rail-Air Service
U Wauchula PT. Meeting Hears Committee Report
SRussell Altman, Aged 17, Killed In Auto Accident ''
S12,000 Fish Are Placed In Hardee County Streams
SMuch Building Going On Throughout This County
SKiwanis Club Members Held Third Perfect Meet
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By KARLEE HENDERSON
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Interview of her grandfather, Minor
Lee Bryant.
Q: What is your birth date?
A:
September &
3, 1935. e
Where were
you born?
A: College Hill, Bowling Green, Fl.
Q: How did you get to school?
A: In 1st and 2nd grade I walked to
school, then I rode the bus the rest of
my school years.
Q: How old were you when you .
got your first job?
A: I was 16, it was sometime
between 10th and llth grade. It was at
a service station in Tampa, Fl.
Q: What was a popular restaurant
when you were my age?
A: A popular restaurant was Knight's
and See's Drive In, in Hardee County.
Q: What did you and your friends
do for fun when you were my age?
A: We camped out and played foot-
ball.
Q: What kind of music was popu-
lar when you were my age?


A: Rock and roll.
Q: What sports were popular
when you were my age?
A: Football, basketbalJ and baseball.
Q: How much was a coke back
then?
A: A coke was just a nickel.
Q: Was there a war when you
were my age?
A: Yes, the Korean War was going
on.
Q: What grade did you finish
school or how many years did you
attend sc ,A?
A: I went to Ist through 12th. We
didn't have kindergarten back then. I
also went to college for part of a year.
Q: Did your parents stay together?
A: Yes they did, until death.
Q: Were drugs less popular back
then?
A: Yes, very less popular; they were
almost nonexistent.
Q: How long have you lived in
Hprdee County?
A: All my life, 75 years.
Q: How old were you when you
got your first car?
A: I was around 20 years old.
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
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Thursday. March 15, 2012


HJHS Volleyball Busy


Track


Orlando


Away


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March 19 Weighting DeSoto Away 4 p.m.
B/G Tennis Avon Park HOME 4 p.m.
JV Softball Bradenton Away 6 p.m.
March 20 Softball Sebring HOME 5:30/7:30 pm.
JV Baseball Sebring Away 6 p.m.
V Baseball Sebring HOME 7 p.m.
March 22 HJHS Volleyball Lake Placid HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Softball Frostproof HOME 5:30/7:30 p.m.
JV Baseball DeSoto HOME 6 p.m.
V. Baseball DeSoto Away 7 p.m.
Track FSU Relays Away TBA
Mar. 23 V. Baseball Teneroc Away 7 p.m.
Mar. 24 Weightlifting Sarasota Away 9 a.m.
Mar. 26 G/B tennis Teneroc HOME 4 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Sebring Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Mar. 27 G/B tennis Mulberry HOME 4 p.m.
Softball Lake Wales Away 5:30/7:30 p.m.
JV Baseball Fort Meade HOME 6 p.m.
Mar. 29 Track North Port Away 4 p.m.


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March 17


,Sprt Scedle arh 1-2


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate.
Already in the young season.
the Hardee Junior High School
volleyballers have gotten well
along in their games.
Before Spring Break, the sev-
enth and eighth grades had
played three Heartland
Conference teams. Avon Park.
Hill-Gustat and DeSoto.
Following Spring Break, play
resumes on March 22 with
home games against Lake
Placid. Games usually are twice
weekly. Monday and Thurs-
days, with the seventh grade
girls playing at 5:30 p.m. and
the eighth grade about 30 min-
utes after the first games end,
about 6:30 p.m. The last gamqs
in March are the 26th at Sebring
and the 29th at home for a visit
,from Avon Park as the five
teams rotate through again.
Coaches Becky Carlton. and
Shadow Ward have a variety of
experience and newness to their
teams.
At Avon Park on March 1. the
seventh graders lost 25-12. 25-
12. Amber Kilgore paced Har-
dee in game one with four serv-
ice points. Audra Weeks. Taylor
Graham, Rayann Kulig. Samyia
Williams and Viridiana Correa
each also added service points
in game one:
Game two saw some new
faces for the junior Lady 'Cats.
Kilgore again led the scoring,
with a trio of service points.
Weeks, Jacey Solis, Graham,
Brenna Parker and Desiree Ford
added some service points.
For the eighth grades, it was
also straight-set losses, 25-15,
25-9.
Gabby Allen topped the
Hardee girls with five service
points. Megan Grills added
three, Claudia Klein, Cheyenne
Pohl and Josie Hancock two
each and Brenda Miramontes a
solo service point.
In game two, Alexis Mel-
endez b'ad three service points,
Z. Habcock two, and Klein, Mi-


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reads "Get Well Nick." During the end of January students from Jennifer Bryant, Kari
Gicker, Josefina Reyes, Kaylee Webb and April Wood's classes wrote letters of encour-
agement to injured Marine, Nick Battles. Battles was injured on his last day of basic
training in November. While writing letters, the students were also able to practice for
their letter writing unit. The students and teachers at ZSE hoped this gesture would
encourage and cheer up Battles and let him know that his hometown supports him.

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reva Mondragon. Pohl and
Miramontes one apiece.
The next matches were home
against Hill-Gustat.
This time. the seventh
graders claimed the win, 25-19,
25-20.
'Graham had the hot hand for,
the young Lady 'Cats with eight
service points. Arianna De-
LaRosa had fogr. including the,
winning point. Weeks and
Kulig each also had four service
points. Correa three and Kil-
gore one.
Hardee held off the Hill-
Gustat charge to win game 2.
Correa totaled 13 service
points. ,with Weeks, Graham,
DeLaRosa. Kulig and Kilgore
adding the other service points.
Weeks got the winning point.
The eighth grade carried it to
three games before losing 25-
16, 8-25, 15-10.
Klein got Hardee. started in
fine fashion with the first eight
service points. Pohl, Hancock
and Melendez each had two
service winners and Allen and
Miramontes had a service point
apiece.
Hardee won game two handi-
ly behind the serving of
Hancock, who had the final 15
successful service points. Grills
picked up the first five and
Senida Garcia added four more
and Miramontes picked up a
point before the .Hancock
string. Ka'tie Forrester never
came up to serve when Han-
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It was seesaw in the third, and
deciding game, which goes to a
15-point limit. Each team got
three service points. Gradually,
but surely. Hill Gustat pulled
away for the win. Garcia nar-
rowed the gap with three serv-
ice points lafe, but Hardee was-
n't able to regain momentum.
Other Hardee scorers were
Hancock, Forrester, Christian
Judah. Pohl and Miramontes.
At Desoto. neither Hardee
team fared well. The seventh
grade lost a hard-fought 25-22,
25-11.
Williams and Ford led Har-
dee with five service points
apiece in game one. Correa and
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Solis and Kilgore two apiece.
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For the eighth grade, scores
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For the Lady Wildcats, in
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-Schedule of Weekly Services


Printed as a Public Service
by'.
The: IHerald-Advocate
Wauchuta, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN
APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTACOSTAL
CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday N iMorning ...................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ................ 6:001 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ................ 7:30 p.m.

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St. 375-2231
375-3100
Sunday School ...... ........,10.00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:30 p.m.
W wednesday ....................:......7:30 p.,m.

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School ...............9...:.:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................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....1.....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 ......................W 945 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............:...6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................6:00 p.m.
FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road -.773-9013,
Sunday School ..... ..........9:45.:a.1t'.
Moriing-Worship ........11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..............:.6:00 p.rit.
Wednesday Supper ............6:(00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espainol) Sunday ........ 7:0) pnm.

IGLESIA DEl DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St.- 375-4191
Domingo De Predicacion ....1 1:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico..........7:00 p.m.
Miercoles E. ludior Juvenil....7:00 p.m.
Jueves De Predicacion ..........r7:00 pm.

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St.- 375-4681
Sunday School .................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... ... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m .
Morning g Service .............I 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.mi. ,
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.
781-5887
Sunday Worship ...............I:... :))00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion ....I11:00 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.


Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East
RO. Box 780


BOWLING GREEN

OPEN DOOR FULL GOSPEL
PRAISE CENTER,
E. Broward St.
Sunday\ School ...................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Ser \ ice ...................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.
M iercoles Servico ................6:30 p.m.

REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
M 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 .... I1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ... .. ..... 10:00( a.m.
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
IGLESIA PENTECOSTES
VISION POR LAS ALMAS
149 Bedger Loop 448-2831
Servicio Domingos ................7:30 p.m.
Jueves (Ensefianza Biblica) ..................
.:...... .. ... ...... .................... 7:30 p .m .
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 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 .................. 1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ......1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer................7....7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
hardee.celebration.org
nday Morning Service ....11:00 a.m.
S' nday 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.
Wledhesdathy l-'vening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ...............7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group .............7..7!00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group .......... 7:00 p.m.
Call/fir locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............1....1:00 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 .
Woiship Service...............10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, .;........... ..7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
S773-2249 '
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class..............11:30 a. .'i.
Sunday Evening Worship .* ii p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Meni 's Leii.adelrship & Trainiing Class-
2nd Sunday of Month........4:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
"6"-019'

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


(863) 735-0470-
Zolfo Springs, FL


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

DIOS ES AMOR
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
Domingos Escuela
Dominica ........................ 10:00 a.m .
Servicio ... ............ .......... 11:00 a.m .
Lunes Oracion ..............:.......6:00 p.m .
M iercoles 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 i
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .... ...1....... 1:30 a.m.,
Evening Service..... ............7:30 p.m .
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night)....7:30 p.m.

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182

Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..,.......:.......6:00 p.m.

WEnDNESDAY
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.
. Club 56 ........................ ..... 6:00 p.m .
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00 p.m,
Family Life Ministry
& Disciplesltip .......'....... 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 Catf Opens.......9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..l10:15'a.m.
Pre-K Blast ....................1....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- I 2th grade............6:30-8:00 p.m.


FIRST CHURCH OF,
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m ,
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer :............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ................9...9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .................. 1 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ...................... 6:00 p.m .
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m .
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship.... 6:00 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.... 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158


Morning Service ................ 10:00 a.m.,
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m,

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 WV. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ................... 9:3) a.m.
W orship ... ....................... 10:30 a.m
Wed. Night Dinner .......:)...)6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bod\builders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
[. LighthouIse Min. ..........7:00 p.m,.


WAUCHULA

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

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

IGLESIA HISPANA
PRESENCIA de Dios
511 W. Palmetto St.
Dom ingos ............................ 6:00 p.m .
M iercoles............................. 7:00 p.m .

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTINO 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 INTERNATIONAL
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 ....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities
(All Ages) ........................ 7:00 p.m..



NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service .................. 10:00 a.m.
,Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship
(1st & 3r Sun.) ......... :0.......*;8:0 a.m.
Sunday Schqol .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
2nd-Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ..,............... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1....11:00 a.m.
Evening.Worship ...... .........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
& 3" Sun.
Communion ..... .........10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4'" Sun. '
Divine Worship ........1...... 0:00 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 .................l1:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Ptayer ............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 SunJ.,', .. '0 a.m a
Suiday'Scool ..........:...... :U a n,
Morning Worship' .... ..:..11;.'00 a.m:,,
Evening WorshipK ..'..........:.6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............7:00 p.m.

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

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


Sunday '. ii a.mtl.
H'oly Days .......... .... .. ....... ...

ST. MIfCHAEL
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
-Saturday Mash,.(English) .....5:00)p.m,.
. n y (Spanislh) ......7:00 p.m.
Siu day'(Englishi) .. ..............8:30 a.m .
('Sp nisth) .................1 1:00 a.m .
S(Creole)................. 1::00 p.m ,.
C atecism o .......... .............. 9:45 a.m .'
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.


WAUCHULA

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ..
Morning \Worship II I , .....
Tues. Prayer Meeting ....:.......7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 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.
IABERNACLU, UO
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ............. 10:00 a.m.
M morning W orship ................11:30 a.m.
Evening W orship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Traiin ...................7:00 pm .
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 ................1 1:15 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.
C 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 ...............1:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church....:.....6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study .................7:100 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ...................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday ..................................10:00 a.m.
CREWSVILLE BETHLL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1I1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30,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 .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
W wednesday ............................7:30 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .............. 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Training Union ........ ........ 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ............... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544
Gospel Music .................... 10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ..................l1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

FOX MEMORIAL
HOLINESS CHURCH
2344 Merle Langford Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:00 i.m.
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1.. 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER
3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday Worship .................. 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
2465 Oxendine Rd
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
W orship ............................... 11:00 a.m .
Evening ....... ...............1...... :00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m.

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship .............. 10:00 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.n..
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.

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica -. ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio .............................1:.11:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club ........................ 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Micrecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
Servicio................................ 8:00 p.m ,
Sabado Liga de Jovenes .........5:00o.-'m'.


SEEDS
FROM
THE
SOWER
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A mountaineer came, to town
and saw some strange fruit.
"What's that?" he asked.
-"A tangerine," said the grocer.
"Try one."
"Nope," he answered. "I've got
some tastes now I can't satisfy.
I'm not aimin' to take on more."
Do you have tastes you can't
satisfy? Maybe that's because
you've rejected the Lord from your
life,
Without Him, you're oh a road
that leads to ever-increasing
dissatisfaction, emptiness and
frustration. You become a hollow
soul; a zero with the edges rubbed
off.
ThereW asa poet like that. but he
tumed to the Lord. He testified. "He
satisfieth the longing soul."


His Outstretched

Arms

Our spiritual lives are in jeopardy.
We feel the pressure of society
to conform,6o Unhealthy habits.
We feel the economic pressure to '
sacrifice family time for the sake
of possessions. We feel pressure /
to make choices that will decide
the fate of our spiritual lives. How
can we protect ourselves? t
God is waiting for us with out-
stretched arms. He can envelop
us with His love and give us
'the strength to make the right
decisions for our lives if we give
ourselves to Him. Deuteronomy
33:27 says, "The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath
are the everlasting arms.:.." Let God shield you from harm., uild up
your spirit at His house this week.

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3/15/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7.6 AM\
Set: 7 36 I'M
Day Length
12 hrs,.00T min s,
Moon Data
Rise: 2:33 AM
Set: 1,22 PM
Overhead: 7:58 AM
Underfoot: 8.26 PM
Moon Phase
Waning Crescent
Major Times
7:58 AM 9:5SKAM
8:26 PM -. 10:26 PM
Minor Times
2:33 AM 3:33 AM
1:22 PM 2:22 PM
Solunar Rating
Average+
Time Zone
UTC: -4
3/16/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:35 AM
Set: 7:37 PM
Day Length
12 hrs.,02 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 3:25 AM
Set: 2:22 PM
Overhead: 8:53 AM
Underfoot: 9:20 PM
Moon Phase
.33%
Waning Crescent
I Major Times
8:53 AM -10:53 AM
9:20 PM 11:20 PM
Minor Times
3:25 AM 4:25 AM
2:22 PM, 3:22 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


3/17/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7.34 AM
Set 7 37 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 03 rains.
Moon Data
Rise: 4:11 AM
Set: 3:21 PM
Overhead: 9:45 AM
Underfoot 10: 10 PM
Moon Phase
23%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
9:45 AM -11:45 AM
10:10 PM-12:10 AM
Minor Times
4:11 AM-5:11 AM
3:21 PM'- 4:21 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
3/18/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:33 AM
Set: 7:38 PM
Day Length
J2 hrs. 05 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 4:52 AM
Set: 4:19 PM
Overhead: 10:35 AM
Underfoot 10!58 PM
Moon Phase
15%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
10:35 AM-12:35 PM
10:58 PM-12:58 AM
Minor Times
4:52 AM 5:52 AM
4:19 PM- 5:19 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


3/19/2012
Sun Data '
Rise. 7:32 AM
Set. 7.1 SPM
Day Length
12 hrs. 06 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 5:30 AM
Set: 5:15 PM
Overhead: 11:21 AM
Underfoot: 11:44 PM
Moon Phase
81i
Waning Crescent
Major Times
11:21 AM- 1:21 PM
11:44 PM 1:44 AM
MinorTimes
5:30 AM 6:30 AM
5:15 PM- 6:15 PM
Solunar Rating
Good
Time Zone
UTC: -4
3/20/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:30 AM
Set:,7:39 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 09 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 6:05 AM
Set: 6:09 PM
Overhead: 12:06PM
Underfoot--:--
Moon Phpse
4%
Waning Crescent
Major Times
12:06 PM 2:06 PM
Minor Times
6:05 AM 7:05 AM
6:09 PM 7:09 PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -4'


3/21/2012
Sun Data
Rise. 7.29 AM
Set 7:39 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 10 mints.
Moon Data
Rise: 6:38 AM
Set: 7.03 PM
Overhead: 12:49 PM
Underfoot: 12:28 AM
Moon Phase
1 4
Waning Crescent
Major Times
12:28 AM -2:28 AM
12:49 PM 2:49 PM
Minor Times
6:38 AM- 7:38 AM
7:03 PM 8:03 PM
Solunar Rating
Best
Time Zone
UTC: -4
3/22/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:28 AM
Set: 7:40 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 12 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:12 AM
Set: 7:56 PM
Overhead: 1:32 PM
Underfoot: 1:11 AM
Moon Phase
0% ,
NEW MOON
Major Times
1:11 AM 3:11 AM
1:32 PM 3:32 PM
Minor Times
7:12 AM 8:12 AM
7:56 PM 8:56 PM
Solunar Rating
Best
Time Zone
UTC: -4


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

COUNTY
March 11, Jobie Skitka, 53. of 1137 Steve Roberts Special.
'Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther and charged with
two counts contempt of court violation of an injunction for pro-
tection, battery and resisting an officer without violence.
March 11, thefts on U.S. 17 North and on U.S. 17 South were
reported.

March 10, a tag stolen on Honeysuckle Street, and a theft, on'
South Eighth Avenue were reported.

March 9, a vehicle stolen on Walker Avenue, a tag stolen on
Wilbur C. King Boulevard and criminal mischief on Glades Street
were reported.

March 8, burglary of a conveyance on Schoolhouse Road, a
business burglary on East Main Street, a fight on U.S. 17 North,
and thefts on U.S. 17 South and on Pine Cone'Park Road were
reported.

March 7, Kenneth Ray Dickey, 48, of 1835 Reif Road,
Wauchula, Was arrested by the county wide Drug Task Force (DTF)
and charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession
of drug paraphernalia.
March 7, Marcel Louis Melton, 28, of 694 Honeysuckle St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White.on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
March 7, Travis Bryan Revell, 35, of 4850 Freeman Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Det. Russell Conley and charged
with battery.
March 7, Luciano Lara IV, 25, of 45-28th Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Det. David Drake and charged with
obstructing justice -, tampering with evidence, sexual battery and
violation of probation.
March 7, Ernest Anthony Rogers, 24, of 1542 Lincoln St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. David Drake on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
March 7, Tarvaris Dontae Harris, 28, of 360 Cracker Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by DTF on a charge of withholding support
of children and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
March 7, burglary of a conveyance on Rigdon Road and a
theft on Callie Lane were reported.

March 6, John William Woods, 42, of 5133 SR 64 West, Ona,
was, arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine,
possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and vio-
lation of probation.
March 6, Domingo Bruno, 27, of 30 Hill St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake on charges of failure to appear
in court, violation of probation and a traffic charge.
March 6, a residential burglary on Eighth Street Eaist and a
theft on Harvill Road were reported.

March 5, Joshua Lee Luna, 23, of 611 E. Summit St., Wau-
chula, was arrested by Dep. Cesar Medina on a charge of violation
of probation.
March 5, Betty Sue Pace, 38, of 700E. Townsend St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with
possession of cocaine, two counts possession of drugs without a
prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia and four counts fail-
ure to appear in court.


March 5, Shannon genee Parker, 19, of 1529 Hawthorne Dr.,
Sebring, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson on two counts of fail-
ure to appear in court.

WAUCHULA
March 11, ,a residential burglary on East Oak Street was
reported.

March 9, Mark Allen Smith, 25, of 204 Walton Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas and charged with
two counts criminal mischief damage to property and battery.

March' 8, Noe Javier Ramos-Santos, was arrested by Dep.
Manuel Castillo on,a charge of withholding support of children.

Mlrch 7, a residential burglary on South Florida Avenue, a
fight on Rust Avenue and a theft on U. S. 17 South-were reported.

March 6, a theft on East Oak Street was reported.

March 5, a residential burglary on East Bay Street and a theft'
on a different location of U.S. 17 South were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
March 11, Robert Joseph Cimini, 28, of 6462 West Shore Dr.,
Fort Myers, was arrested by Dep. Chris Gicker and charged with
DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug parapherna-
lia.

March 9, Joel Calvillo, 19, of 5121 Dixiana Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Chris Gicker and charged with simple
assault threat to do violence.
March 9, George Alamia, 27, of 4645 Church Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with bat-
tery.
March 9, Charley Milburn Murphy, 64, of 4610 E. Central
Ave., Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and
charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and resist-
ing an officer without violence.

March 7, criminal mischief on Pleasant Way was reported.






For the week ended March 08, 2012
At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipt totaled 6,033 com-
pared to 6.796 last week, and 6,509 last year. According to the
Florida Federal-State Livestock Market News Service: Compared
to one week ago, slaughter cows 3.00 to 6.00 lower, bulls 3.00 to
5.00 lower, feeder steers unevenly steady, heifers mostly steady,
replacement cows poorly tested.


Feeder Steers:






Feeder Heifers:






Slaughter Cows:
70.00-80.00
Slaughter Bulls:
86.00-105.00


Medium.& Large Frame No. 1-2
200-300 lbs 215.00-300.00
300-400 lbs 181.00-252.00
400-500 lbs 174.00-225.00
500-600 lbs 160.00-185.00

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2.
200-300 lbs 195.00-280.00
300-400 lbs 172.00-230.00
400-500 lbs 155.00-190.00
500-600 lbs 136.00-163.00

Lean: 750-1200 lbs 85-90 percent

Yield Grade No. 1-2 1000-2100 lbs


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4C The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2012


ZSE Chooses Cool Cats


COURTESY PHOTO
First graders who received this award were (front row, from left) Donovan Weaver, Morgan
Dunlap, Adriana Ramos, Ramon Torres, Deysi Salazar and Isai Venegas; (back) Dinora Villa-
Munoz, David Molina, Nicholas Epitacio, Arianna Rodriguez, Alberto Sierra and Esmeralda
Jimenez-Hemandez.


During the month of February, Zolfo Springs Elementary School gave out the Cool Cat awards
for the second quarter. Shown here are the kindergarten recipients of this award (first row,
from left) Abigail Mitchell, Antonio Tinoco, Brionna Holsey, Jalisa Banda, Chengyeh Vue and
Lucas Mayo; (back) Ryan Cardenas-Leal, Nevaeh Apolinar and Wilmer Sargento-Santiago.


Cool Cats in the second grade were (first row, left to right) Jeanette Lacasse, Julian Reyes-
Silva, Arlee Juarez, Dawson Bryant, Soleil Baque and Mattie Wells; (back) Elicarmen Sar-
gento-Santiago, Odalis Lopez-Rojas, Yeng Lor, Daniel King, Joaquin Rojo and Valeria
Montanez.


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These fourth graders were awarded the Cool Cat award for the second quarter (first row, from
left) Mackenzie McCoy, Felix Maldonado, Marisol Torres, Jorge Perez, Teron Salyers and
Shaniah Hodges; (back) Lucy Garcia, Adela Rojas-Bautista, Lucia Galvez and Klpp Cooper.


Fifth graders noted as Cool Cats were (front row, left to right) Joe "Anthony" Byers, Anahi Villa-
Munoz, Ivan Rojas-Bautista, Cody Patterson, Isabelle Ramos and Michaela Klein; (back) Ro-
drigo Rojas, Michaela Blasingain, Doraneli Carbajal, Panfilo Jimenez, Joanna
Cisneros-Montanez and Jamie Richardson.


Third graders recognized as Cool Cats were (front row, left to right) Yacquelin Villalva, Frankldin
Lee, Oscar DeLeon, Crystal Cardoza and Tomy Molina-Navarro; (back) Kaitlynn Brandeberry,
Cristian Cardoza, Justin Cole, Alfonso Venegas-Baez and Diana Cardenas-Munoz


In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire
for honor, command, power and glory.
--Cicero





NOTICE
Water Shortage Order SWF 2012-003 and
Third Modification to SWF 2010-022
Expiration Date: June 30,2012

In response to the ongoing drought, the District's Governing Board has declared a Modified Phase III
water shortage order for five counties and is continuing its Modified Phase I water shortage order for
ten other counties. Please refer to the declaration map for location details.


PHASE III (effective March 10, 2012):
* Lawn and landscape watering is
restricted to a once-per-week schedule.
*,Unless otherwise specified by local
ordinance, the schedule is: Addresses -
with "house numbers" ending in a 0
or 1 may water, on Monday; 2 or 3,
Tuesday; 4 or 5, Wednesday; 6 or 7,
Thursday; 8 or 9, Friday.
* Unless stricter hours are specified
by local ordinance, all lawn and
landscape watering, including
micro-irrigation and hand
watering, can only occur before 'jt, ,rr
8 a.m. or after 6 p.m. R,,':N,
* Car washing is only allowed T'.:.n
once a week on the property's Sp...
watering day (but fundraiser To',, of
and commercial car washes, ,, t,
including mobile detailing,
can still occur on any day).
* Pressure washing for necessary
maintenance is allowed, but not
for aesthetic purposes.
* Fountains may only run four hours a
day (there are some exemptions, such c
as koi ponds).
* HOAs and other associations shall not
require water use contrary to these
restrictions.
* Additional restrictions and requirements


apply to water utilities, local enforcement
agencies, golf courses and other athletic
operations, commercial/industrial facilities and
agriculture.


Current Water Restrictions
Except where stricter measures have
been imposed by local governments
PHASE III
E] One-day-per-week restrictions
PHASE
] Two-day-per-week restrictions
E Two-day-per-week restrictions;
special schedule
* Local ordinances (cities may differ);
one-day-per-week restrictions


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PHASE I (continuing where Phase III is not in effect):
* Continue to follow applicable year-round water
conservation measures (including the District's maximum of twice-per-week lawn watering
schedule or any stricter local ordinance).
* Water utilities must continue monthly warning and citation activity reports, either directly or
in coordination with local law or code enforcement agencies.
* Continue to comply with other requirements specified in the Water Shortage Order.



This notice is only a summary of Water Shortage Orders SWF 2012-003 and 2010-022, as modified.
For complete information, please visit the District's website, www.WaterMatters.org.


Ihlr Southwesi Florida WVaterManagemenirt l (Drict rDistrict) does not discriminate on the basis of disability. This nondiscrdinmination
poI y involves every aspect of lthe Distrct'5 functions, including access to and participation in the District's programs and activities.
Aniyone requiring reasonable a(cornrnodaUion as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Distict's
Human Resour es Bureau 0Citiel, 239 Broad t., Brooksville, FL 34604-6899; telephone (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-1476 (FL only).
ext 470), TDD 1-800-231. 6103 .F I. only); or e-mail AAr(oorirolnor@ioterrMoirort,

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BGE Proud Panthers


These first graders were honored with the Proud Panthers Award: (front) Jesse Castillo, Amy
Farias, Cristian Lopez, Alli Gutierrez, Anissa Retana, and Bemabe Gallardo; (back) Shelley
Hemandez, Gustavo Solis-Salaz, Kelsey Gomez, and Crystal Kapan.


tCOURTESY PHOTO
Recently Bowling Green Elementary School named their Proud Panthers for the second quar-
ter of the 2011-12 school year. IKndergarteners who were named are (front row, from left)
Osiel Molina-Lozano, Aileen Arreola, Nayely Garcia-Saucedo, and Trenton Hodges; (back)
Cesar Ramirez, Jestan Valdiiez, Jasmine Castillo, and Randall Ownby.


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Proud Panthers in the third grade were (front) Alexandra Soils, Kam'ron Cook, Itzel Magan-
Navarrete, Deontae McDonald, Abraham Zamora, and Adela Velasco-Lopez; (back) Giovanni
Lopez, Griselda Vasquez, Joaquin Tavares, and Monica Hemandez.


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Yesenia Chirinos, Carlos Pyatt, Julian Gonzales, and John McBride.


Fourth graders who earned the Proud Panther Award for the second quarter were (front) Ar-
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6C The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2012


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY.
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 252011CA000630
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
WAUCHULA, a National Banking
Association organized under the
laws of the United States of
America,
Plaintiff,

and
LEON PALACIOS,
Defendant,

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: LEON PALACIOS, as
unknown tenants In posses-
sion of the subject property,
their unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other par.
ties claiming by, through,
under or against them; and
the several and respective
unknown assigns, succes-
sors in interest, trustees, or
any other person claiming
by, through, under or against
them; and all claimants, per.
sons or parties, natural or
corporate, or whose exact
legal status is unknown,
claiming under the above
named defendants or parties
claiming to have any right,
title or Interest in the proper-
ty hereafter described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on
the following described property
in Hardee County, Florida:
Lot 5, Block 11, Avalon
Park Addition to the City of
Wauchula, Hardee County,
Florida, as per Plat Book 2,
page 75.
has. been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on KENNETH B. EVERS, the
Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address if Post Office Drawer
1308, Wauchula, Florida 33873.
1308, on or before the 13 day of
April, 2012, and file the original
with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on the Plaintiff's
attorney or Immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the complaint or
petition.
DATED on the 8 day of March,
2012.
B.HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
3:15-4:5c
STATE OF FLORIDA, CRIMINAL
JUSTICE STANDARDS & TRAIN-
ING COMMISSION,
PETITIONER
VS.
JONATHAN M. GARGUS,
CASE #32475
RESPONDENT
NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JONATHAN M. GARGUS,
RESIDENCE UNKNOWN
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
Administrative Complaint has
been filed against you seeking to
revoke your CORRECTIONAL
Certificate in accordance with
Section 943.1395, F.S., and any
rules promulgated thereunder.
You are required to serve a writ-
ten copy of your Intent to request
a 'hearing pursuant to Section
120.57, F.S. upon Jennifer C. Pritt,
Program Director, Criminal'
Justice Professionalism Program,
Florida Department, of Law
Enforcement, P. 0. Box 1489,
Tallahassee, Florida 32302-1489,
on or before May 9, 2012. 'Failure
to do so will result In a default
being entered against you to
Revoke said certification pur-
suant to Section 120.60, F.S., and
Rule 11B-27, F.A.C.
Dated: March 9, 2012
Ernest W. George
CHAIRMAN -~ CRIMINAL
JUSTICE STANDARDS
AND TRAINING COMMISSION
By: -s- Lee Stewart, Division
Representative
_3:15-4:Sc


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

CASE NO. 252011 CA000645S
SEACOAST NATIONAL BANK,
Plaintiff,
VS.

JEFFREY L. GILES, et al,
Defendants.


FORECLOSURE SALE

Notice is hereby given that the
undersigned, B. HUGH BRADLEY,
Clerk of Circuit Court of Hardee
County, Florida, will on the 28 day
of March, 2012, at 11:00 A.M., at
the Hardee County Courthouae,
417 West Main Street, second
floor hallway outside of Room
#202, Hardee County, Wauchula,
Florida, 33873, offer for sale and
sell at public outcry to the highest
and best bidder for cash, the fol-
lowing described property situate
ed in Hardee County, Florida, to
wit:
Parcel C: The East 188 feet,
of the West 474.00 feet of
the North 1/2 of the
Northeast 1/4. of the
Southwest 1/4 of the
. Northwest 1/4 of Section 4,,
Township 34 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County ,
Florida. Subject to ann
ingress and egress ease-
ment 60.00 feet In width
along the North line there-
of. Together with a 1987,
MERI dbublewide mobile
home, ID Nos.:
CM46824304A and
CM46824304B.
pursuant to the final decree of
foreclosure entered In a case
pending In sald Court, the style of
which Is: SEACOAST NATIONAL
BANK vs. JEFFREY L. GILES, et
al., and the docket number of
which Is Case No. 252011-
CA00084S.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST- IN. THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
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, whose office is
located at Polk County
Courthouse, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830,
and whose telephone number is
("6 34-46q, at least 7 days
bef t your scheduled court
appearance, or Immediately upon
receiving this notiflCati6n, If the
time before the' scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice
Impaired, call 711.


WITNESS MY HAND and the
official seal of said Court, this 8
day bf March, 2012.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk


3:15,22c


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

CASE NO. 252011CA000498
FARM CREDIT dF FLORIDA,
ACA, IN ITS SOLE CAPACITY
AND AS AGENT/NOMINEE, SUC-
CESSORA BY MERGER TO FARM
CREDIT OF SOUTHWEST FLORI-
DA, ACA,
Plaintiff;
vs.

EVERETT SHAWN RIMES,
ALEXANDRIA ESTELLE RIMES
F/K/A ALEXANDRIA ESTELLE
OTERO, TENANT #1 AND TEN*
ANT #2, THE NAMES BEING
FICTITIOUS TO ACCOUNT FOR
,UNKNOWN PARTIES IN POS-
SESSION OF THE PROPERTY,
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE

NOTICE.IS HEREBY GIVEN that
pursuant to a Final Judgment of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated the 7
day of March, 2012, and entered
In the abovirentitled cause In the
Circuit Codft of Hardee County,
Florida, wherein Everett Shawn
RimeS and Alexandria Estelle
Rimes f/k/a Alexandria Estelle
Otero are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest and best bidder
for cash at the Hardoe County
Courthouse, 417 West Main
Street, Second Floor Hallway, out-
side Roomr 202, Wauchula,
Florida, at 11:00 a.m. on the 28
day of March, 2012, the real prop-
erty situated In Hardee County
and described as:
PARCEL C, PARADISE
ACRES BY THE LAKES,
LOCATED IN SECTION 18,
TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 24 EAST,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP
OR PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BAR
B.39,, PAGE 4, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA,

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
cou rt: . '. ',: '. .
Charlie Henderson Collins,
86, Zolfo springs, and Yvonne
B. Vistain, 72, Zolfo Springs.
Van Martin 7'iflich, 53,'
Auburndale, and, Maguerite,
Lane Cantley. 59, Wauchula.
Gabriel' Lupercio Medina,
25, Wauchula, and Olivia' Val-
dez Esparza, 22, Wauchula.. .
Tommy Lee Parker Jr., 19,
Wauchula,.and Jennifer Nicole.
Cowart, 27, Wauchula.
Jesus Aquilino Hernandez,-.'K
Bautista, 23, Zolfo Springs, andi
Ana Luisa Adame, 27, Zolfo
Springs. '?
Alejandro Sandoval San-
chez, 35, Wauchula, and.'Rbs-':
alba Carolina Jaimes, 41, Wau-
chula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-',
ly by the county judge: -:
Credit Acceptance Corp. vs.
Kham Yang, judgment.
Discover Bank vs. Zula M.
Tubbs, default judgment. ,.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Union vs. L. Vance and
Anna Dickey, voluntary .dis-
missal.
Capital One Bhtk vs.'
Gwendolyn T. Patterson, volun-
tary dismissal. ;
Palms Apartments vs. Angel
Simmons, judgment for tenant
eviction .
Khaldon Ottallah vs. James



FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have
hereunto set my hand and the
official seal this 8th day of March,
2012.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
As 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 at (863) 534-4686,
at least 7 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 7 days; if you are hearing or,
voice Impaired, call 711.
3:15,22c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA


CASE NO. 2E
FIRST NATION
WAUCHULA, a
Association org
laws of the Unit
America,
Plaintiff,
vs.

PATRICIA GRA
person and FO
CREDIT COMP/
Defendants.

NOTICE
PURSUANT TO
NOTICE IS
suant to Final
and Summary
Foreclosure ar
Fees and Cost
Court on Februi
above-styled c.
the highest an
cash on the
Hallway Outsid
the Hardee Ci
located at 417
Wauchula, Flo
day of March, 2
the following-di
Lots 7 am
Wauchula V
ion, As Per
In Plat Boo
Public Reco
County, Floi

Dated this 1 da
B
Hard



If you are a per
ity who needs
tlon In order to
proceeding, yc
no cost to you,
certain assist
tact the Offic
Administrator,
Avenue, Barto
(863) 534-468E
days before yoi
appearance, or
receiving this
time before
appearance Is
days; If you ar
Impaired, call 7


Earl Fox and Tammy Ann
McConnaughy, judgment for
tenant eviction.
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Vicioria Aviles Aleman and
Blas Alenman-Castillo, divorce.
Tina Parks and DOR vs.
Stephanie L, Richardson, dis-
missed.
Romell C. Parks and DOR
vs. Stephanie L. Richardson,
..dismissed.


The following misde- The following inactive civil
meaner cases were disposed cases were dismissed for lack
of recently in county court: of progress:
Melanie Aguilar-Bell, resist- of progress:
MelanieAguilar-Bell, resist- Bertha Lavarado vs. Michael
ing an officer without violence, Martinez Jr.
adjudication withheld, $325 Jennifer N. Castillo vs.
fine and court costs, $50 cost of Freddie M. Castillo.
prosecution (COP), $50 inves- Garrett S. Roberts vs.
tigative costs. Victoria J. Roberts.
Javier Carrion, domestic bat-
tery. possessionri of marijuana- Cquiordered certificates
and ar i.-Sa'n bt drug pIn I of child support delinquency
phernalia one month in jail were filed recently in the
with credit for tin 'rypd,. dfficetof.the circuit court clerk
(CTS), probation one year, in the following cases:
$677 fine and court osts .$LOQ Peace C. Green, vs. Alex
public defender fee, '$100.4 Murray.
COP, 25,hours, cmm-uity 5erd Ramiro Zamora vs: Paula M.
vice.


Johnny Lee Cook, disorderly
intoxication, time served, $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fee and $50 COP
placed on lien.
Andres Hernandez, disorder-
ly intoxication, adjudication
withheld, time served, $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub-'
lic defender fees, $50 COP, $50
investigative costs.

CIRC illf URT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the'
office of the circuit court:
Shuwanda. W. Lemaine yvs,
Maria-Rosario Leija 'and 'Jose
Leija, damages auto negli-
gence.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust as trustee v' Virginial L..
Faulkner ..nd.,,Anrev. e D ',
Hrabal, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Carl Benjamin Coleman '-s.
Angella Renee Coleman, peti-
tion for injunction for' protec- ,
tion. .
MidFlorida Credit Union vs:
Charles R. Sconyers, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Kelley Lynn Judah and
Bruce Clayton Judah, divorce.
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insurance vs. Rebecca
M. Leyva, damages auto
negligence.
MidiFirst Bank vs. William
Terry et. al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Linda Faye McMillan and
Michael Robert McMillan,
divorce.
Juana B. Juarez and Rogelio
Garcia, divorce. .
Bank of New Yoirk Mellon'
vs. David Naranjo et al, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Wells Fargo Bank NA' v'. :
Brandy Boney et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Gregory Alan Pfeiffer and
Kimala Harrison Pfeiffer,
divorce.


52011CA000553 The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
AL BANK OF cuit court were handed down
National Banking recently by the circuit court
lanized under the judge:
ted States of Wauchula State Bank vs.
Eugene Wayne Legum, judg-
S-' ment.
First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Florida Vegetable
NADOS, a single Management Inc. and Byron D.
RD MOTOR' Waters, default judgment.
ANY, First National Bank of
Wauchula vs. Patficia GfAhnad6s'
/ et al, judgdihfef'of in6rtgage
O ." S ' foreclosure.
E OF SALE 4 Amanda Nicole Jonps. and,
F.S. CHAPTER 45 William 0. ,.McKinney IIf,
GIVEN that pur- order. .
Default Judgment U.S. Bank NajionJ ..\Associ-
Final .Judgment of ation vs. Jarmes \\ebb Jir, order
nd for Attorney's Destiny Dawh Maxwell vs.
ts entered by the Oracio Vallejo Sr., mod fiction
ary 27, 2012,n the of child support.
ause, I Will sell to of child support.
d best bidder for Susan Fay Fowler ahd the
3 Second Floor state Department of Revenue
e of Room 202 6f' (DOR) vs. Jeffrey Lee Simone,
county Courthouse voluntary dismissal.
West Main Street, Krista Rucke: and DQR vs.
rlda, on the '21st 'Frederick Hansen, voluntary
>012, at 11:00 a.m., .m n ivoi
described property: dismissal.
Leland Hill Jr. and DOR vs.
d 8, Block 2, Veronica Hill, voluntary dis-
illas Subdivis missal.
Plat Recorded Maricela Melendez and
k 4, Page 10,Harde DOR vs. Luis M. Rodriguez,

rida. amended child support order.
Margarite SanJuana. Flores
y of Mar., 2012. and DCQR vs. Patricia, Munoz,
i H .... modification of child support.
I. HUGH BRADLEY Millie Johnson vs. Jennie
Clerk of Courts
ee County, Florida Smith, modification of hid
support.
By: Connie Coker' Rebeka'h':l .1 Johnson and
Deputy Clerk' Ronald Craig Johnson,'divore."'
.Debora B. Maicillas -.and
rson with a disabil- Ismail Maitcillas, divorce.'
any accommoda- Miranda Smith vs. Landon
particlpafe in'this M
)u are entitled, at Cassill, voluntary dismissal,
to the provision of Kimberly Bell vs. Cherelle
3nce. Please con-' Bivens, order,
ce of the Court.; Glenda Smith and DOR vs.
255 N. Broadway Travis Waters, modification of
w, Florida 33830, child support.
6, at least seven. childsupport.
ur scheduled court Patti Ready vs. Joshua
immediately upon Ready, amended injunction for
notification 'If, the protection.
the scheduled Daniel Morgan vs. the state
less than seven Department 'of Cbrrection',
e hearing or voice
'11. petitionfor review of inmate
3:8,1sc 'situation.


Alvarez. ',
Ernestine Obregon vs.
Florentine Obregon Jr.
Delaney R. Harris vs. Robert
N'. Tolson.
Samuel Chagollla vs. Rosa
Miranda.
Susan F. Lopez vs. Luciano
Lara III.
Veronica Mendoza vs. Raul
Zamora.
Robin L. Walthall vs.
Orlando S. Carter,
Mayela Hernandez vs.
Roberto Zapote-Fermin.
Jenacee L. Ayers vs. Brett W.
Stewart.
:Gladys V. Dixon vs. Marcell
Melton.
Bridget Z. Zuck vs. Dustin
D. Rimes.
Keri L. Taylor vs. Jermaine
E. Adams.
'.Angela 0. Seibert vs. Adan
Cruz Sr.
Brittany N. Unzueta vs. John
J. Perez.
Ashley N. Kersey vs. Eric W.
Turner.
, Veronica Jorden vs. Joshua
C. Lopez.
Cheryl L. Treadway vs.
Ethan E. Nickerson.
Lashawn McMillian vs. W.
L. Wilson II.
Elizabeth D. Markley vs.
Michael M. Padgett.
Maria G. Perada vs. Jose G.
Vela.
Julie J. Vargas vs. James C.
Barr.
Jessica L. Ward vs.
Christoher R. Poole.
Julie Valdivia vs. Pedro V.
Sanchez.
..Angel K. Simmons vs..
Jermaine L. Cunningham.
"'Maria E. Garcia vs.
Guillermo Garcia.
Maria E. Tavares vs. Julio C.
Tavares-Tapia.
CoRhonda L. McLeod vs.
Antonio Guajardo Jr.
Jessica L. Estrada vs. Erick
Estrada.
Suzanne L. Brown vs.
Charles Morran.

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.
'.Paul Alamia,- resisting an
officer without violence, trans-
ferred to county; misdemeanor
court; ,burglary .of an unoccu-
piedstructure/dwelling, posses-
',,ion,.of burglary tools with
intent to use and petit theft, not
prosecuted.


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NOTICE OF
PUBLIC SALE
Pursuant to Section 715.19
notice is hereby given that the
following property will be
offered for public sale and will
sell at public outcry to the high-
est and best bidder for cash
only:
A 1999 Homes of Merit
Park Model, VIN#-
FLHMBPM72943850,
Title #14191953, and the
contents therein, if any,
abandoned by previous
owner, Nancy Culver.
On Thursday, March 22, 2012 at
10:00 a.m. at Crystal Lake
Mobile Home Village, 2516
Hibiscus Lane, Wauchula, FL
33873
Wayne C. Rickert d/b/a
Crystal Lake Mobile Home
Village
237 Maxwell,Drive
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-3582
3:8,15c


Monte Carlton, possession of
marijuana, transferred to county
misdemeanor court; tamper-
ing/fabricating physical evi-
dence, not prosecuted.
Noe Macedo, grand theft,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion one year, $520 fine 'and
court costs, $350 public defend-
er fees and $100 COP placed on
lien; possession oT burglary
tools, not prosecuted.
Sergio Martinez, aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon,
not prosecuted.
Anthony Frank Sibrava, vio-
lation of probation (original
charge criminal mischief), pro-
bation revoked, two years com-
munity control house arrest,
$200 public defender fees, $100
COP and $24.First Step proba-
tion fees placed on lien
Luis Banda, violation of pro-
bation (original charge home
invasion), probation revoked,
three years 10 months Florida
State Prison CTS, $200 COP
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.
Michael Ryan Kuck, 11
counts fraud concealing in-
formation to obtain a prescrip-
tion, transferred to pre-trial
diversion program.
Nicholas Andrew Vasquez,
violation of community control
(original charge aggravated
assault), community control
revoked, one year six months
Florida State Prison CTS, $100
COP added to outstanding fines
and fees and placed on lien.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
James and Marla Conroy to
Julie Griffin as trustee, $11,500.
Billy and Janice Hill to
Amador V. Garza, $59,900.
George Fowler as personal
representative to Joshua and
Adriana Sneider, $85,000.
Federal Home Loan Mort-
gage Corp. to Grace D. Dubois,
$80,000.
Robert W. Jr. and Edith M.
Graul to William H. and Sharon
A. Carter and Christine A.
Miller, $22,000.
Home Partners Holdco LLC
to Ernie Georges Management,
$60,000.
Allen and Dorothy Amidon
to George A. and Helen A.
Lipscomb, $22,000.
All Florida Juice Corp. to
Sweetwater Preserve LLC,
$420,500..
Robert J. and Debra J. Lecoq
to Brittany. N. Giles, Kody E.
Giles and Kory Auistin Giles as
trustees, $175,000.
Burrus Enterprises LLC and
Mark C. Burrus to Charles
Richard and Karen Lee Burrus,
$50,000.
Hardee Peaceful Horse Ac-
quisition LLC to Sweetwater
Preserve LLC, $212,160.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Frank J. and
Linda L. Neri, $35,100.
Marion L. Schleffelin,
Cynthia Schleffelin Larm and
John Scribner Schleffeliln as
trustees to Diego Gonzalez
Rouylle, $525,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Graham and
Lynda F. Judder, and Jeffrey
Hudder 'and Ryan Hudder,
$30,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Terry and
Pamela Wheeler and Dennis
James Wheeler and Shelly Lynn
Wheeler, $34,900.

Our character ... is an omen
of our destiny, and the more
integrity we have and keep,
the simpler and nobler that
destiny is likely to be.
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I II I'_ I l II I l l Il lll I T, I I


THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF RULE REVISIONS or MODIFICATIONS
March 8, 2012

RULE NO. 7.15
SUBJECT: UNSUITABLE TEXTBOOKS, DISCARDING AND DISPOSITION OF
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy for disposing of Unsuit-
able textbooks.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 F.S.
Specific Law Implemented: 1006.41 F.S.
Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the ,
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE REVI-
SIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS: ,.,. .
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy pro-
vide the procedure for discarding and disposing of textbooks that have been determined
by the Superintendent or his/her authorized representative to be unsuitable for further
use to the, district schools by the adoption of recommendations from the Superintendent
of Schools. ...


RULE NO. 7.17
SUBJECT: SALE OF TEXTBOOKS
(DELETE)


RULE NO.
SUBJECT


7.18


ADULT EDUCATION


Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes policy for the purpose and objec-
tive of the adult education program.


Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 F.S.


Specific Law Implemented: 1000.04, 1001.32, and 1001.42 F.S.
6A-6.020 SBER
Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE REVI-
SIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy pro-
vide for the establishment of the adult education program to provide education to per-
sons who meet the criteria set forth by law and State Board Rules by the adoption of
recommendations from the Superintendent of Schools.
RULE NO. 719 .
SUBJECT: MAKE-UP WORK
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes policy and procedure for stu-
dents to make up missed assignments.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 (2) F.S.
Specific Law Implemented: 1001.42, 1003.26 F.S.
Preliminary Text: "
i:'. A copy of the'itull text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the:
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE REVI-
SIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of61 Scho"
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy pro-
vide the procedures, responsibilities and requirements of students and teachers when
making up missed assignments by the adoption of recommendations from the Superin-
tendent of Schools.. .
RULE NO. 7.21

SUBJECT: PARENT CONFERENCES
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes police for the purpose of encour-
aging interaction among parents, teachers and principals.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 F.S.


Specific Law Implemented: 1001.42 F.S.


Preliminary Text: :' *
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING TH REVI-
SIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:
S' David Duratanti, Superinterdent of Si'6Is

Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy pro-
mote interaction among parents, teachers and principals in relation to the student's
progress and any other needed information for the well-being of the student by-the
adoptionof recommendations from the Superintendent of, Schools.

RULE NO. 7.22


SUBJECT:


SUMMER PROGRAM


Subject Area or Existing Rule:' This rule establishes policy for the availability of sum-
mer programs for both remedial andcompensatory courses. ,
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 F.S.
Specific Law Implemented: 11001.42 F.S.
Preliminary Text: ..
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the.
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE REVI-
SIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy pro-
vide for summer programs to be offered, as authorized by law, for migrant students, pre-
school program, and make-up of junior and senior high school courses to meet
promotion 'or graduation requirements by the adoption of recommendations from the Su.
perintendent of Schools.
RULE NO. 7.23
SUBJECT: PROFESSIONAL LIBRARY
(DELETE)

RULE NO. 7.24 '
SUBJECT: SPECIAL INTEREST ACTIVITIES
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes policy for the provisions of learn-
ing activities other than academic courses.


Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 F.S.


Specific Law Implemented:- 1006.14, 1001 .42 F.S.
Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE
REVISIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:
David Durastanti,:Superintendent of Schools

Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy pro-
vide learning activities which are voluntary in nature and designed to meet the educa-
tional needs of students with special interests and aptitudes by the adoption of
recommendations from the Superinterndent ofSchb`lds.
RULE NO. 7.25
SUBJECT: FIELD TRIPS "
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes policy for the district to encour-
age the use of organized off-campus trips.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 F.S. ,

Specific Law implemented: 100l.42, S.
Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE
REVISIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:. ,
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy en-
courage the use of off-campus trips that, in the opinion of the Superintendent or princi-
pal, serve as an educational objective ard related educational activities by the adoption
Of recommendations from the Superintendent of Schools. .
RULE NO. 7.26
SUBJECT: TEACHER EDUCATION CENTER
S (DELETE)


RULE NO. 7.28


SUBJECT: GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEST
(DELETE)


RULE NO.


7.29.


SUBJECT: .FLORIDA ACADEMIC SCHOLAR'S PROGRAM
(DELETE)


RULE NO.


Cr .4


7.33.1


SUJBECT: GENERAL EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT TEST ELIGIBILITY
. Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes policy governing eligibility of candi-
dates to take the General Educational Development (GED) tests.


Citation of Legal Authority:


Specific Law Implemented:


120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41 (2),
1001.43'et'seq;- 1001.51 et seq, 1012.23,
1003.435 F.: .
Rule 6A-6.021 Flal Admin. Code.


Preliminary Text: .. -
A copy of the full text of this rule may be ,ineffi the office of the .
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE
REVISIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the 'policy pro-
vide requirements'that govern the eligibility of candidates to.take the GED tests, tuition.
',fee, and attendance requirements by the adoption of recommendations from the Super-
intendent of Schools.

RULE NO. 7.40
SUBJECT: DISTRICT PLAN FOR THE PROVISION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION
PROGRAM FOR EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN AND YOUTH
Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes the.intent to comply with State
Board of Education rules and laws governing studentiexceptionalities.
Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 F.S.
Specific Law Implemented: 1001.42 6AN6.0341.1. SBER
Preliminary Text:
A copy of the full text of this rule'ray be, obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BEoCONTACTED REGARDING THE
REVISIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:
David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools
Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy af-
firm the intent of the School Board to provide appropriate programs or services for all
students who meet the criteria established by, the State Board of Education for the vari-
ous classifications of exceptiohalities by-the adoption of recommendations from the Su-
perintendent of Schools. . -
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule revisions or modifications of the
above rules will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100 except
for the cost of printing and distributions. "
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 230 South
Florida Avenue, Wauchula, FLL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be
heard on April 12, 2012.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding
the statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost
regulatory alternative must do so in Writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a
Rule Development Workshop will be held at a time and dated to be advertised in the fu-
ture.. '
Notice: The procedure for obtaining a public hearing on this' proposed rule is to request,
in writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools,
in writing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how
the person requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The
School Board, upon appropriate request, hall give affected persons an opportunity to
present evidence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all ,written materials constituting public records sub-
mitted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the
Superintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed
and to incorporate them into the record of the rulermaking proceeding. The School
Board may incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.
Notice: If you need accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify,
David Durastanti, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida'33873 at least 48 hours prior
to the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the pro-
posed rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Sec-
tion 120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 3-15


i I,


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Cade Roberts holds up his belt buckle and his first place
ribbon in Junior Showmanship. He also won Grand
Champion in Bantam Division and Best of Show.


GRAND CHAMPION STEER
Exibitor: Laina Durrance
Buyer: Vandola Power


Sale Price: $8.50


Exibitor: Riley Kate Albritton


I E 1
Hunter Atchley is seen here holding his Grand Champion
in the Standard Division. He also won Reserve Best of
Show.


GRAND CHAMPION SWINE


Buyer: David Singletary


Sale Price: $8.75 Per Lb.


PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Pictured here is Dalton Bryant who won Reserve Grand
Champion for his water fowl.


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2D The Herald-Advocate, March 15, 2012 *


RABBITS


Participating in the Netherlard Dwarf group were: Jake
Willis holding John W. Robert's rabbit whp won Bestof
Breed and Grand Champion, Rachel R bert, Zander
Yeomans, and Miss Hardee County Taylor Bolin.


RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION STEER


Exibitor: Morgan Crews


Buyer: Albritton Insurance


Sale Price: $5.00


1 Dylan Lambert stands holding his Holland Lop after being
awarded the Best of Breed in his category. Later, Lambert
also took home Reserve Champion.


vParker Sasser and Zackary Durastanti competed in the
English Lop category. Ultimately Sasser took Abme Best
of Breed and est of Show.


Exibitor: Jansen


RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION
Walker
Buyer: Big T Tire


SWINE
Sale Price: $5.50 Per Lb.


Katie Henderson was all smiles while holding her Dutch
rabbit after winning Best of Breed.


ne uurcn group mcluaea Jonnathan Bishop, Katie
Henderson, Caeden Richardson and Gabby Willis.








March 15, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3D


PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO I ..,'
This year's rabbit show took place on Feb. 20 with 43 entries and 39 participants. The . 1
first group were the Mini-Rex Broken Color rabbits: Jack Driskell, Abigail Erekson This group is the Mini-Rex Solid Color: Hallie Atchley, Austin Barker, Rebekah Erekson
(showed 2), Heath Hendry, Madisyn Hines, Abigail Mitchell, Bailey Tinsley, and Andon (showed two), Sara Thomas of Green Acres 4-H Club, Luk Holt, David McQuaig, and
Whaley. Addison Smith.


These were the Holland Lop- Broken Color rabbits: Christian Avalos, Kaelea Bryant, Holland Lop- Solid Color participants were Hannah Atchley, Alyssa Beers, Jensey Hays,
Daniel Cantu, Jayden Hays, Cody Knight, Dylan Lambert, and Rafael Zamora. Cody Knight, and Lane Revell.


Hunter Graham holds his ribbon for second place Mini
Showmanship with Miss Hardee County Taylor Bolin and
judge William Stanfield behind him. Graham also won
Reserve Grand Champion in the Bantam Division.


.... Bet of Breed winner from the Mini ;Rex groups was
Andon Whaley.


Blake Rucker stands here with Miss Hardee County and
Cattleman's Sweetheart Taylor Bolin and judge William
Stanfield. Rucker won third place in the Mini
Showmanship.


Standing with Elizabeth Weeks (holding ribbon) are Little
Miss Hardee County 2011 Brooke Shaw, Miss Hardee
County Taylor Bolin and judge William Stanfield. Weeks
won third place in Junior Showmanship.


Avery Bunch is seen here standing with her second place
in Junior Showmanship. She also won Grand Champion
for her water fowl. Standing with Bunch are 2011 Little
Miss Brooke Shaw, Miss Hardee County Taylor Bolin and
judge William Stanfield.


Aiden Thomas stands holding his first place Min~
Showmanship ribbon. In the back are Miss Hardee
County Taylor Bolin and judge William Stanfield.







4D The Ilerall-Ad\vocate, March 15, 2012


Swine


Exhibitor: Tyler Lambert Sale Price $5.00
Buyer: Petteway Citrus & Cattle


E.thitLi.r Boone Pariri:s Sale SPe 4.50 Exhibitor: Kaitlyn Shaw Sale Price $4.00 Exhibitor: Gracie Albritton Sale Price $7.00
Buyer: 1st National Bank Buyer: CF Industries Buyer: Vandolah Power


V_ __I__ __W77 ,"p-
Exhibitor:. Jhett See Sale Price '$4.50 Exhibitor: Erista Albritton Sale Price $5.00 Exhibitor: Sarah Albritton Sale Price $4.50 Exhibitor Gage Gough
Buyer: Alan-Jay Automotive Buyer: Vandolah Power Buyer: Wauchula Abstract Buyer: CPS


Exhibitor: Rayann Kulig Sale Price $5.25 Exhibitor: Erica Roberts Sale Price $5.00 Exhibitor: Brea Farrer Sale Price $4.50
Buyer: George Wadsworth, Farm Bureau Buyer: Jay Bryan, Farm Bureau Buyer: Winn-Dixie


Exhibitor: Tamara Griffis Sale Price $4.50
Buyer: Mosaic


I r


Exhibitor. Cody Helms Sale Price $6.00 Exhibitor: Paul Gough III Sale Price $5.25 Exhibitor: Brooke Knight Sale Price $5.00
Buyer: Joe L. Davis Real.Estate Buyer: David Singletary Buyer: Chip Knight


Exhibitor: Jacob Henderson Sale Price $5.00
Buyer: 1st National Bank


Exhibitor: Cheyenne Pohl Sale Price $4.75
Buyer: TNT Daycare


Exhibitor: Emily Bennett Sale Price $6.25
Buyer; TNT Reclaimation


Exhibitor: Cade Roberts Sale Price $5.50
Buyer: All Creatures Animal Hospital


Exhibitor: Seth McGee Sale Price $5.25
Buyer: Eli's Western Wear


Exhibitor: Madi McGee Sale Price $6.00 Exhibitor: Caleb Thornton Sale Price $4.75 Exhibitor: Robert Paris Jr. Sale Price $5.00
Buyer: Durando Ranch Buyer:TNT Bookkeeping Buyer: CF Industries


Exhibitor: Will Bennett
Buyer: McDonald Con


Sale Price $7.25 Exhibitor: Kevin Borjas
struction Buyer: Mosaic


Sale Price $5.00 Exhibitor: Bryce Rucker Sale Price $5.50 Exhibitor: Faith Hays Sale
c Buyer: TNT Daycare Buyer: CF Industries


Price $5.00







March 15, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 5D


Swine


Exhibitor: Victor Aleman Sale Price $5.25
Buyer: Walter & Carol Farr


Exhibitor: Cleston Sanders Sale Price $5.00 Exhibitor: Blake Tinsley Sale Price $8.00
Buyer: Mid-State Machine and Fabrication Buyer: Veg-King


Exhibitor: J.C. Kulig Sale
Buyer: Big T Tire


Exhibitor: Kaleb sryant bale Price s$.uu
Buyer: George Wadsworth, Farm Bureau


Exhibitor: Bradley Brewer Sale Price $6.25
Buyer: Alan-Jay Automotive


Exhibitor: Atasha Johnston Sale Price $5.50 Exhibitor: Russell Weems Sale Price $6.00
Buyer:'David Singletary/Smith Automotive Buyer: DeVane Groves


Exhibitor: Savannah Albritton Sale Price $8.25
Buyer: Gourley Plastering


Exhibitor: Kaitlynn Brandeberry Sale Price $6.00
Buyer: FINR


Exhibitor: Aubrey Stark Sale Price $7.75
Buyer: Veg-King


Exhibitor: Cacee Keller Sale Price $5.75
Buyer: Publix


Exhibitor: Rachel Shaw Sale Price $5.75 Exhibitor: Emily Albritton Sale Price $5.50 Exhibitor: Meghan Graham Sale Price $6.25 Exhibitor: Savannah Aubry Sale Price $5.75
Buyer: Cat's on Main Buyer: Mosaic Buyer: S&S Irrigation Buyer: Coldwell Bankers


Exhibitor: Hunter Davis Sale Price $5.75 Exhibitor: Alexis Barker
Buyer: CF Industries Buyer: Publix


Sale Price $6.00 Exhibitor: Andrea Ameres Sale Price $5.25 Exhibitor: Tiffany Owens Sale Price $5.75
Byer: Joe L. Davis Groves Buyer: Mid-State Machine and Fabrication


Exhibitor: Rachel Garland Sale Price $5.75
Buyer: Sweetbay


Exhibitor: Clayton Keller Sale Price $5.25 Exhibitor: Cain Thornton Sale Price $5.50
Buyer: Torres & Sons Rental Buyer: Conley Grove Service


Exhibitor: Hunter Gibson Sale Price $5.75
Buyer: Petteway Citrus Nursery


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Exhibitor: Jacob Brandeberry Sale Price $5.25 Exhibitor: Tapanga Grice Sale Pri
Buyer: Chapman Fruit Company Buyer: Joe Davis Jr. Groves


Exhibitor: Taylor Roberts Sale Price $5.50 Exhibitor: Kaylee Hogenhauer Sale Price $6.50
Buyer: Vandolah Power Buyer: Alan-Jay Automotive








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Swine


Exhibitor: Tucker Albritton Sale Price $5.75 Exhibitor: Sarah McClenithan Sale Price $5.25
Buyer: CF Industries Buyer: Everglades Farm Equipment


Exhibitor: Dalton Richey Sale Price $5.25
Buyer; DeVan Groves


Exhibitor: Emily Hughes Sales Price $6.25
Buyer: CPS


Exhibitor: Montana Grice Sale Price $5.75
Buyer: Mid-State Machine and Fabrication


Exhibitor: Cheyenne Gough Sale Price $6.00 Exhibitor: C.K. Douglas Sale Price $5.75
Buyer: PRECO Buyer: TNT Reclaimation


Exhibitor: Dalton Bryant Sale Price $5.75
Buyer: Wauchula St. Bank


Exhibitor: J-T Bryant Sale Price $6.00
Buyer: Peace River Growers


Exhibitor: Kyle Waters Sale Price $6.50 Exhibitor: Dylan Bozeman Sale Price $6.00 Exhibitor: Dillard Albritton Sale Price $5.75
Buyer: John Stephens, Inc. Buyer: TNT Reclaimation Buyer: Nickerson Brothers


Exhibitor: Holly Hughes Sale Price $6.50
Buyer: CF Industries


Exhibitor: Joel Garland Sale Price $6.25 Exhibitor: Darby Sanders
Buyer: Mid-State Machine and Fabrication Buyer: Mosaic


Sale Price $5.75 Exhibitor: Campbell Aubry Sale Price $5.50
r Buyer: David Singletary


Exhibitor: Wyatt Maddox Sale Price $6.00 Exhibitor: Mason Waters Sale Price $7.25 Exhibitor: Tara McNabb Sale Price $6.00
Buyer: Mosaic Buyer: Chapman Fruit Company Buyer: CF Industries


Exhibitor: Hugh Pate Sale Price $6.00
Buyer: McDonald Construction


Exhibitor: Willie Baker Sale Price $8.00 Exhibitor: Richard Pippin Jr. Sale Price $5.50
Buyer: Stargardt and Associates Buyer: James Construction Group


Exhibitor: Dalton Tubbs Sale Price $5.50
Buyer: Mosaic


Exhibitor: Branden Douglas Sale Price $5.50
Buyer: Cat's on Main


Exhibitor: Hallie Atchley Sale Price $7.00 Exhibitor: Wyatt Keller Sale Price $6.00 Exhibitor: Ashley Baker Sale Price $8.00 Exhibitor: Blake Richardson Sale Price $6.00
Buyer: M & R Cattle I Buyer: CF Industries Buyer: Southern Tradition Managemant Inc. Buyer: puck Smith




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Exhibitor: Mahala Pippin Sale Price $6.00
Buyer: CF Industries


Exhibitor: Jasmine Lanier Sale Price $6.00 Exhibitor:
Buyer:TNT Reclaimation


i Ham- Sale Price 22 0 Aaron Bunch holds his belt buckle in one
Codi Hamale Price $22.0hand and his Reserve Grand Champion in
Buyer: TNT Reclaimation the Standard Division in the other.


Ryan Ham took home third place in the Senior
Showmanship. Beside him is 2011 Little Miss Brooke
Shaw and behind him are Miss Hardee County Taylor
Bolin and judge William Stanfield.


Standing with Garrett Ham are 2011 Little Miss Brooke
Shaw, Miss Hardee County Taylor Bolin, and judge
William Stanfield. Ham won second place in Senior
Showmanship Division.


Taking home first place in Senior Showmanship is
Danielle Weeks. She is standing with 2011 Little Miss
Brooke Shaw, Miss Hardee County Taylor Bolin and judge
William Stanfield.


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Exhibitor: Taylor Pohl Sale Price $4.50 Exhibitor: Kramer Royal
Buyer: Grimsley Grove Buyer: Fla. Fence Post


Sale Price $3.25 Exhibitor: Abby Clark Sale Price $4.00
Buyer: Arcadia Stockyard


Exhibitor: Griffin Clark
Buyer: Mosaic


Sale Price $3.50 Exhibitor: FFA Taylor Bolin
Buyer: Chapman Fruit


Sale Price $4.75 Exhibitor: Quintin Lindsey Sale Price $3.75
Buyer: Veg-King


Exhibitor: Caroline Durrance Sale Price $4.50 Exhibitor: Hunter Little Sale Price $4.00
Buyer: M&R Cattle Buyer: FINR


Exhibitor: Korin Roehm
Buyer: FINR


Sale Price $4.00


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Exhibitor: Chase Deboard Sale Price $3.50 Exhibitor: Luke Palmer Sale Price $3.75 Exhibitor: Murrell Winter Sale Price $4.25
Buyer: Wauchula St. Bank Buyer: Okeechobee Livestock Market Buyer: Dr. Barbara Carlton


Exhibitor: Tyler Bragg Sale Price $3.75 Exhibitor: Kole Robertson
Buyer: Mosaic Buyer: Graham Farms


Sale Price $4.75 Exhibitor: Hayden Lindsey
Buyer: Veg-King


Sale Price $4.00


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Steers


Exhibitor: Brooke Conley Sale Price $4.25
Buyer: Florida Fertilizer


Exhibitor: 4-H Victor Aleman Sale Price $4.00 Exhibitor: Colt Hancock Sale Price $3.75
Buyer: Mosaic / Buyer: Coker Fuel


Exhibitor Aaron Bunch
Buyer: Hardee


Sale Price $3.50
Ranch Supply


Exhibitor: Ellie Palmer Sale Price $4.00 Exhibitor: Jacey Pella Sale Price $3.25
Buyer: Albritton Grove Service Buyer: CF Industries


Exhibitor: Steven Crews Sale Price $3.00 Exhibitor: Dylan Farr Sale Price $4.25 Exhibitor: Colton Albritton
'Buyer: Johnson Harvesting Buyer: Hardee Petrolium Buyer: Duck Smith


Sale Price $3.25


Exhibitor: Tyler Pella Sale Price $3.25 Exhibitor: Kayla Albritton
Buyer: Best Farms Buyer: Doyle Carlton, III


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Sale Price $3.00 Exhibitor: Daniel Miller Sale Price $3.25
Buyer: Johnson Harvesting


Sale Price $3.50 Exhibitor: Brook Aleman Sale Price $3.00 Exhibitor: Hailey Andrews
Buyer: Kelly Durrance Livestock Hauling Buyer: Vandolah Power


Sale Price $4.75


Exhibitor: Darby Farr
Buyer: Farr Groves


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Steers


Exhibitor: Conner Crawford Sale Price $3.50
Buyer: Hardee Ranch Supply


Cantu


Total Sale Price $3,000.00


Buyer: Parker Farms


Exhibitor: Alexis Crews Total Sale Price $2,800.00
Buyer: McDonald Construction


Exhibitor: Dawson Cantu Total Sale Price $3,000.00
Buyer: Patterson Welding


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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor
CRAFTS4 March 1, 2012. As Nancy read
The winners of the raffle at the names, Marilyn Funkhouser
the craft fairon March 5 were lit a candle to honor each per-
Kathy Uber, Jan Shupperd and son. The following names were
Marion Wooiers. The craft club read Leo Blink, Freda Doug-
i, having Studs-for Your Duds las, Carolyn Gordon, Charlie
on Monday, March 19, at 1 p.m. Howerter,. Ross Law, Barb
E'.er.one .is 'v.elcome to come Molett, Ken Olson, Lois Sum-
und buy pditern 10to decorate mers, Bob Tracy and Doris
sour clothes. Winne, Rev. Winne's wife.
SKOFFEE KLATCH The 50/50 winners were 2455
Frank and Diane Roy a.nd Apple Blossom, Dick and
Rich'ard and Jett Brayton ore the Jeanne Carney, Lowell Gordon,
hosts for March On March 7, Barb and Joe Newman and
Don Merillat led the prayer, Diane and Bill Burget.
Paul Vaughan led the U.S. BINGO
Pledge and Barb Ellis led.the Lynn Rapant won the. large
Canadian Pledge Nancq Mor- jackpot on March 2 and Bob
rison read a touching poem and Kramer won the small jackpot.
then read the names of Crystal Ted Longnecker won the large
Lake residents that Passed awa'; jackpot on March 5 and the
between March I. 2011. and, small jackpot was split between
, 'I. , '


Deby Bricker and Judy Shep-
ard.
SCORES
Bowling Feb. 29 first,
Gettin Better; second, Mercy &
Grace; and third, Snowbirds.
Ladies Golf Mar. 1 -
first, Marilyn Funkhouser; sec-
ond, Rose Miller; and third,
Ruth Murphy.
Bocce first place for the
year was Team G Multi and
second place was Team F -
Lilac.
Shuffling first place for
the women was Myrna Wilday;
second place was Charlene
Baker; and third place, Bernice
English. First place for the men
was Bob Beshel; second place
was Keith Stephens; and third
place, Gary Householder.
Congratulations to all the
winners in the various sports,


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A'Paily Thought'
* THURSDAY *
(Jesus said) "But who do
you say I am?-;' And, Peter
answered, "Th.e Christ of
God." And He charged and
commanded them to tell this
to no one, saying, "The Son
of Man must suffer many
things, and be rejected by
the elders and chief priests
and scribes, and be killed,
and on the third day be
raised."
Luke 9:20-22 (RSV)


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a public hearing on
April 05, 2012, at 8:35 a.m.
or as soon thereafter
ir the Couhty Ctmmission Chambers, Room 102, Court-
house Annex, 412 West'Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
.33873 to consider adoption of the following ordinance:
ORDINANCE NO. 12-07'
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida, to be entitled the
"Hardee county Fire Rescue Burn Ban Ordihance"; provid-
ing for legrilative intent; providing definitions; providing for
a procedure for the Hardee County Fire Chief or the Fire
Chief's designee to declare a burn ban; providing for ap-
phcability; providing a penalty; providing for procedures to
repeal.a "Fire Rescue Burn Ban"; providing for severability;
providing for an effective date.

This is a Disabled-Apcessible facility. Any disabled person
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
County Commissioners Office at least two (2) working
days prior to the public hearing. ,
This Public'Notice'is published in compliance with Florida
Statues 125.66(2)(a) and 286.0105.
'Copies of this ordinance are available for public inspection
during regular office hours at 412 West Orange Street,
Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873, telephone 863/773-
9430. "
Interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be
heard with respect to the proposed ordinance.
If a person decides to appeal any decision made by the
Commission, with respect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the proceed-
ings, and that, for such purpose, they may need to ensure
that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal rs to be based.
Minor L. Bryant, Chairperson
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CHURCH NEWS
By Diane.Burget
The Lord's Day worship on
March 4 began with congrega-
tional singing of "Glory to His
Name", "At the Cross" and "A
Shelter in the Time of Storm."
Linda Gray on piano and Carole
Jones on the organ provided
our accompaniment. Nancy
Morrison sang a thoughtful and
inspiring song entitled "I Just
Came to Talk with You, Lord."
She also directed our choir as
they sang the special "There's
Room at, the Cross." Accom-
paniment was by Linda Gray on
the piano. Maxine Stromme
was our greeter today. The
offering prayer was given by
Don Merillat and Lowell
Gordon and Bill Burget collect-.
ed the offering.
Pastor Bob Winne's message
for us today was on "Heaven
and Going Home." Scripture
was from II Kings, 1 Thessal-
onians, Revelations, Matthew
and Proverbs 17. At the close
of the service, we celebrated
communion. Don Merillat and
Ron Storms led us in prayer and
Lee Roy Behymer, Gary
Householder, Jerry McBride
and Bill Burget were commun-
ion stewards.
The service concluded by
singing ','Hallelujah."




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Nancy Davis,
Kim Reas or
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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Reggie DeSmet


CHAPEL
We were blessed to have 220
in our chapel service, being
greeted by Herb and Martha
DeHaan and Ned and Carol
Wellam. Our monthly hymn
sing started at 8:20 followed by
Pastor David and his sidekicks,
Wayne Shick and Bob Conkle,
singing "Amazing Grace."
The pastor had said once we
were blessed,with 200 or more
in the service, he would sing.
So, today was the day! He
received judging of 10s by
those in the audience.
Janit Apple led in opening
prayer, with Larry Brown
telling of the beginnings of
Pioneer Creek Chapel. We will
have had chapel in this park 25
years next season; celebration is
in the planning stages.
Our chapel has been in the
park since January 1989. We
have had four pastors over that
period of time, one of which
was Pastor Jim Williams, who
passed away last year.
The choir anthem of "Heav-
'ely Love" was directed by
Sandy Feeser with Cheryl
Conkle on piano, and we had a
group of six women singing a
Sweet Adeline-type song, "Old
Time Hymn Medley."
Pastor David's message was
"Where Art Thou?" from 2
Peter 3:9. In'the eyes of God,
there are three groupings of
people: those who are profess-
ing to be Christians, those who
are sliding Christians, and the
non-believers.
COFFEE
We had 260 enjoying coffee
and doughnuts, with Janet
sporting yet another hat and
Rosie leading the pledge.
Our pies that were donated
and auctioned off with Dane
Bailey our singing auctioneer


raised $915, going to Hardee
Help. The residents in this park
have been very generous this
season, and for that we can all
be grateful.
We now have new white
chairs for many to sit on and
waiting for-more to be coming
before the season .ends. We
appreciate all the donations in
memory of various residents.
ACTIVITIES
Week of Feb. 15, bowling
scores: For the men, congrats
Dave Thompson 198 for high
game and 586 high series. For.
the women, congrats Marilyn
Achard for 155 high game and
433 high series.
Week of Feb. 22, for the
men, congrats Dave Thompson.
223 high game and for the
women, congrats Arlene
Sebright 187, for high game and
congrats Marilyn Achard 480
high series.
Shuffle: In the Central ama-
teur tournament Richard La-
course and Richard Desrosier
placed fourth in consolation;
'and in the Central district pro-
fessional and state men's divi-
sion, Max Tate placed second in
consolation. The ladies profes-
sional division: Ruth Brown
second and Ruth Tate third in
the main event. For consolation
division: Nancy Singleton first
and Grace Moore third place.
In our park sponsored by
Larry and Ruth Brown, in the
main event Bob Hoskins first,
Larry Brown second, Jim Van
Dyke third, Jack Napier fourth.
Consolation, Mamie Morton
first, DeWayne Renwick sec-
ond, Cheryl Conkle third, Cathy
Payne fourth. There were 32 to
participate and the meal was
furnished by Larry. and Ruth,
with fun for all.


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to the


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FRIDAY
Six days later Jesus took
Peter, James and John with
Him and led them up a high
mountain, where they were
along: and in their presence,
He was transfigured; His
clothes became dazzling
white ... They saw Elijah
appear and Moses with him,
and they were conversing
with Jesus.
Mark 9:1, 3, 5 (NEB)

SATURDAY
Then a cloud appeared ...
and out of the cloud came a
voice, "This is My Son,
Beloved, listen to.Him." And
when, they looked- around,
there was nobody to be
seen but Jesus alone with
themselves.
Mark 9: 7-8 (NEB)
SUNDAY
As Jesus and the disciples
approached Jerusalem, and
were near the town of Beth-
phage on the mount of
OlivesJesus sent two of
them into the village ahead.
'Just as you enter," He said,
"you will see a donkey tied
there, with its colt beside it.
Untie them and bring them
here. If anyone asks what
you are doing, just say, "'The
Master needs them.'"
Matthew 21:1-3 (TLB)
MONDAY
They led the donkey and colt
out, laid some of their
clothes on them and Jesus
mounted. Nearly all the peo-
ple in the crowd threw their
garments down on the road,
giving Him a royal welcome.
Others cut branches from
the trees and threw them
down as a welcome mat.
Matthew 21: 7-8 (ME)
TUESDAY
The crowds shouted, "Hos-
anna to the Son of David!
Blessed is He who come in
the name of the Lordl Hos-
anna in the Highest." When
Jesus entered Jerusalem,
the whole city was stirred
and asked, "Who is this?"
The crowds answered, "This
is Jesus, the prophet from
Nazareth in Galilee."
Matthew 21: 9-11 (NIV)
WEDNESDAY
Jesus went into the Temple
and began to throw out the
people who were selling
things there. He said, "It is,
written in the Scriptures, 'My
Temple will be a house for
prayer.' But you have
changed it into a hideout for
robbers."
Luke 19: 4-6 (NCV)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.


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NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The City of Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board will
meet on Monday, March 19, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in the
Wauchula Commission Chambers located at 225 E Main
St, Suite 105, Wauchula. A 6-month review of the Special
Exception granted to Roy Brown for the operation of a bar
located at his property at 701 S 6th Ave will be discussed.
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PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the local planning agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, APRIL 05, 2012
6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commissioners' Board Room 102
412 West Orange St., 1st floor Courthouse Annex
Wauchula, FL
to hear the proposals, receive public input, and offer a recommen-
dation to the Board of County Commissioners for
Agenda No. 12-10
,Hardee County Board of County Commissioners by and
through the Authorized Representative requests an amendment to
the Hardee County Unified Land Development Code, as amended
establishing section 8i.02.;022 to allow for appeals of the determin-
ations, decisions and interpretations of the Administrative Official
under ORDINANCE NO. 2012-08

Mike Thompson, Chairman

PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
S-. .. will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012,
6:05 P.M.
or as soon thereafter In the BoCC Board Room 102
412 West Orange St., 18t floor Courthouse Annex
Wauchula, FL
to hear Agenda No. 12-10
(ORDINANCE NO. 2012-08)
as described above, to receive a recommendation
from the Planning/Zoning Board, and to receive public input
Minor Bryant, Chairman
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing
tb make special arrangements should contact the Planning and
Development Department at least two (2) working days prior to the
'/Z Public Hearing. This Is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any
disabled person needing to make special arrangements should
*contact the County Manager's Office at least two (2) working days
prior to the BoCC Public Hearing
This Public Notice Is published in accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to the proposals are available for public inspection during
Weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the
Planning and Development Department, 110 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula,
Florida. If you wish to discuss the proposals, please call 863 767
1964 to schedule an appointment with Hardee County Planning and
Development Director.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering
any decision the Board of County Commissioners shall rely solely
on testimony that Is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need
to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court
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Bowling Green. It is open Monday through Wednesday and Friday
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
If you would like to set up a special appointment, you can do so by
,calling (863) 375-2121.
Dunne would love to welcome people to. come and visit him
and his dog and see all of the great things he has in his pawn shop.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call
Maria Trujillooat 773-3255 with your business news.


In Business
By Maria Trujillo


Sell It To Me Where else can you get a good price for an
item you no longer use or want?
With the increased popularity of pawn shops, thanks to shows
like Pawn Stars, it's no wonder that a new shop has made its way
to Hardee County.
On Dec. 16 Ron Dunne opened Gold & Silver Pawn Shop in
Bowling Green.
Dunne, originally from Maryland, has been living in Hardee
County since 2005 with his wife of 28 years. He moved here from
Okeechobee where he had been living since 1987.
Opening a pawn shop is something Dunne has aspired to do
for about 30 years. He has always found them to be interesting.,
Although this is his first pawn shop, this is not the first busi-
ness Dunne has owned.
Ever-since 1978, Dunne has owned and operated businesses
and worked in several different positions. He also says he ha, been
buying'and selling items for many years.
Dunne drove a truck for years and was even a charter boat cap-
tain for a while; Before his latest business opened, Dunne had
another business. He would restore vintage Corvettes.
He still operates that business although now he works mostly
with fixing parts of Corettes. .
Even though the name of the store is Gold & Silver, Dunne
does sell other items which you, would expect to see in a pawn
shop;
Items include jewelry, furniture, knives, guitars, a motorcycle
. and many other items.
Dunne is already taking the next step to expand his business.
He recently filled out an application for a Federal Firearms License
and now he is just waiting for a response to be able to sell firearms.
He is also trmng to add a music department to his shop. He
feels this is important since there are no other places in Hardee"
County for local musicians to get the equipment they need. This is
something that hits close to him since he was in a band in high
school.
Gold & Silver Pawn Shoo is located on North US 17 in


Painting is poetry that is seen
rather than felt, and poetry is
painting that is felt rather than
seen.
-Leonardo da Vinci


INVITATION TO BID

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, hereinafter referred to
as "County" is soliciting bids from qualified firms to provide andi deliver up to 10,000 tons
per day of asphalt emulsion as specified in the Technical Specifications of this Invitation to
Bid. Sealed BIDS will be received at:
Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director '
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Until 10:00 A.M.. Monday. April 9. 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened by the
County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time
specified will not be accepted.

Bid documents, plans and specifications may be obtained from the Hardee County Pur-
chasing Office, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, or by faxing a request to
(863)773-0322. Bidders shall cbnfine tlj'pir bids to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS
will not be considered. Bids submitted by FAX or other electronic media will NOT be ac-
cepted under any circumstances. Late bids will NOT be accepted and will be held un-
opened.

Hardee County adheres to a Local Preference Policy. For details of this policy, or any fur-
ther TECHNICAL INFORMATION or clarification contact: Jac& Logan, Hardee County
Purchasing Director, 863-773-5014.

An original BID (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with two (2) copies must be sealed
and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID HARDEE COUNTY
ASPHALT EMULSION. ITB-0409B-0-2012/JL. Bid will be awarded by the Board of
County Commissioners at a time and date to be determined later. No bidder may withdraw
its BID for a period of ninety (90) days after the date of Bid opening.

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

Minor Bryant, Chairman 3a 15



INVITATION TO BID

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, hereinafter referred to
as "County" is soliciting bids from qualified firms to provide labor, materials and equipment
to replace approximately 1590 feet of CMP storm drainage pipe with CPP and the restora-
tion of roadway and disturbed areas in accordance with the Technical Specifications of
this Invitation to Bid. Sealed BIDS will be received at:
Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan. Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Until 2:00 P.M.. Monday. April 9. 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened by the
,County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time
specified will not be accepted.

Bid documents, plans and specifications may be obtained from the Hardee County Pur-
chasing Office, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, or by faxing a request to
(863)773-0322. Bidders shall confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS
will not be considered. Bids submitted by FAX or other electronic media will NOT be ac-
cepted under any circumstances. Late bids will NOT be accepted and will be held un-
opened. .

Hardee County adheres to a Local Preference Policy. For details of this policy, or any fur-
ther TECHNICAL INFORMATION or clarification contact: Jack Logan, Hardee County
Purchasing Director, 863-773-5014.

An original BID (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with two (2) copies must be sealed
and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID HARDEE COUNTY
KNOLLWOOD DRAINAGE PROJECT, ITB-0409D-0-2012/JL. Bid will be awarded by the
Board of County Commissioners at a time and date to be determined later. No bidder may,
!withdraw its BID for a period of ninety (90) days after the date of Bid opening.

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

Minor Bryant, Chairman
3:15c


Perseverance is not a long
race; it is many short races
one after another.
-Walter Elliott


Here Ron Dunne is seen parking a motorcycle for sale in
front of his shop. The sign reads "Gold & Silver Pawn
Shop. We Are Here To Help, Anything Of Value Cash
Money." The shop is located on U.S. 17 North in Bowling
Green.




Stop by and see why so
many from Hardee County -
buy from me. I


1031 U.S. Highway 17 N.
Wauchula, Florida 33873 r
(863) 781-1947
WWW. RLRN]RY.COM Sales Manager
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INVITATION TO BID

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, hereinafter referred to
as "County" is soliciting bids from qualified firms to provide and deliver approximately 500
tons per day of coarse aggregate as specified in the Technical Specifications of this Invi-
tation to Bid. Sealed BIDS will be received at:
Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Until 10:00 A.M., Monday, April 9. 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened by
the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the
time specified will not be accepted.

Bid documents, plans and specifications may be obtained from the Hardee County Pur-
chasing Office, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula. FL 33873, or by faxing a request to
(863)773-0322. Bidders shall confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS
will not be considered. Bids submitted by FAX or other electronic media will NOT be ac-
cepted under any circumstances. Late bids will NOT be accepted and will be held un-
opened. .

Hardee County adheres to a Local Preference Policy. For details of this policy, or any fur-
ther TECHNICAL INFORMATION or clarification contact: Jack Logan, Hardee County
Purchasing Director, 863-773-5014.

An original BID (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with two (2) copies must be sealed
and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID HARDEE COUNTY
COARSE AGGREGATE. ITB-0409A-0-2012/JL. Bid will be awarded by the Board of
County Commissioners at a time and date to be determined later. No bidder-may withdraw
its BID for a period of ninety (90) days after the date of Bid opening.

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

Minor Bryant, Chairman 3:.15s



INVITATION TO BID

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, hereinafter referred to
as "County" is soliciting bids from qualified firms to provide labor, materials and equipment
for the installation of single or double chip seal surface treatment for pavements. The es-
timated quantity required is 200,000 +/- Square Yards annually, subject to available fund-
ing, as specified in the Technical Specifications of this Invitation to Bid. Sealed BIDS will
be received at:
Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Until 10:00 A.M. Monday, April 9. 2012 at which time they will be publicly opened by the
County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time
specified will not be accepted.

Bid documents, plans and specifications may be obtained from the Hardee County Pur-
chasing Office, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, or by faxing a request to
(863)773-0322. Bidders shall confine their bids to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS
-will not be considered: Bids submitted by FAX or other electronic media will NOT be ac-
cepted under any circumstances. Late bids will NOT be accepted and will be held un-
opened.

Hardee County adheres to a Local Preference Policy. For details of this policy, or any fur-
ther TECHNICAL INFORMATION or clarification contact: Jack Logan, Hardee County
Purchasing Director, (863)773-5014.

An original BID (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with two (2) copies must be sealed
and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked: SEALED BID HARDEE COUNTY
SINGLE OR DOUBLE CHIP SEAL SURFACE TREATMENT FOR PAVEMENTS. ITB
0409C-0-2012/JL. Bid will be awarded by the Board of County Commissioners at a time
and date to be determined later.. No bidder may withdraw its BID for a period of ninety
(90) days after the date of the BID opening.

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

Minor Bryant,
Chairman 3:15c
3:15c


PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Walking into the pawn shop you'll see all of the little
treasures Ron Dunne's pawn shop has to offer. If you're
lucky, you might also catch a glimpse of Dunne's com-
panion, his dog.