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Benefit Saturday

For Crash Victim
... Story 3A


The


Herald-Advocate

Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No. 21
3 Sections, Pages 28


700
Pins 5 Sale, Tax


Still Time To




Run For Office

1 New Candidate This Week


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
With 12 county offices up for
grabs, the number of incum-
bents still without any chal-
lengers has dwindled to three.
School Board District 3's
Teresa Crawford drew competi-
tion for the seat this week, as
political newcomer Paula J.
Ortiz joined the race.
Still without any opponents
are incumbents Property Ap-
praiser Kathy Crawford, Elec-
tions Supervisor Jeff Ussery
and .County Judge Jeff Mc-
Kibben.
Also unchallenged is Jackie
Johnson, who is running for the
tax collector spot being vacated
by Zee Smith, who has chosen
, not to seek re-election..
The titne to file for candidacy


for any of the dozen offices via,
the petition method is nearing.
Deadline is noon on May 7.
In order to get one's name
placed on the ballot without
paying a hefty filing fee in June,
potential candidates can instead
opt to gather the signatures of
registered voters. Once a candi-
date collects 122 such signa-
tures, the petition is turned in to
the Elections Office for verifi-
cation.
If all the signatures check
out, that candidate can run with-
out the fee. Collecting those
122 signatures, Ussery says, is a
fairly simple task and can save
thousands of dollars.
& Annual salaries for the elect-
ed posts range from a low of
$25,387 for a School Board
See STILL TIME 10A


COUfRTESY PHOTO
A: diagnosis of cancer can turn your life upside-down, but'the community, support evident at this weekend's Relay for
Life will help you stick to it and fight the disease with hope for the future. This is just one of the fun activities everyone
can participate in during the marathon event. Admission is free.


Relay For Life This Weekend

Annual Event Promises Fun With A Purpose


By MACHELLE DOLLAR
For The Herald-Advocate
"I'm a survivor, I'Fm not gon'
give up, I'm not gon' stop, I'm
gon' work harder. I'm a sur-
vivor, I'm gonna make it."
, These lyrics from the popular
2000 song "Survivor" by
Destiny's Child paint a picture
of this weekend's Relay for
Life.
Over the past 14 years, the
Hardee County Unit of the
American Cancer Society has
been hosting this marathon
event to help support and spon-..
sor those affected by cancer.
This year's theme is "Serving
Up a Cure."
It's two days of food and fun
with a purpose: raising money
to aid cancer research and to
support local cancer victims.
So, along with the tributes and
ceremonies, there will be plenty
of games, raffles, entertainment
and concessions.
The public is welcome at any
hour during the marathon, and
admission is free.
"Everyone knows someone
who has been diagnosed with
cancer," began local director
Denise Benavides. "It is impor-
tant for our community to come
together and support those who


WEATHER
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04/19 83 65 0.00
04120 8as 66 0.00
04/21 79 64 1.69
04/22 78 58 0.01
04/23 75 51 0.00
04/24 73 46 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 04/24/12 3.63
Same period tast year- 9.14
T n Year Average 52.81
Source: Univ. of ra. Ona eseart Center

INDEX
Classifieds..................6B
Community Calendar....5A
Courthouse Report.......SC
Crime Blotter................7C
Hardee Living................2B
Information Roundup...4A
Obituaries.......................4Al



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have survived and those who
lost the battle."
The opening ceremony will
begin tomorrow (Friday) at 6
p.m. at Wildcat Stadium in
Wauchula with the presenting
of colors by the Hardee Senior -
High Air Force Junior Reserve
Officer Training Corps and the
National Anthem performed by
Cleston Sanders, 'followed by
an invocation offered by Pastor
Dwaine Willis. To kick-off the
relay of laps, survivors and
caretakers will lead the way
around the track.
As night falls, the biggest cel-
ebration will take place with the
Luminaria Ceremony.at 10 p.m.
A special candle will be lighted
for every name that has been
affected by cancer. This is a
time to pay tribute to those cur-,
rently fighting cancer and.
memorialize those who- have.
lost the battle. A prepared slide
show will be shown. This part
of the night will illuminate the
track with candles and hope for
a brighter future.
This year's monetary goal
was to raise $100,000, of which
$53,000 already, has been
reached. There are 30 teams
participating in this 18-hour
event, the Hardee County


Unit's biggest fund raiser of the
year. Benavides mentions that
another goal is to have 100 sur-
vivors in attendance. ; ,
"We know' that there are nre
than .100 survivors in the co0-
munity, but we'd love it if e
could get. that many to con e
and show their support for those
still undergoing the battle.'
Relay for Life is an 18-hour
event to show a representation
of what a cancer victim goes
through from the time of diag-
nosis to treatment and overcom-"
ing it with hope,'' said Ben-
avides.
"Cancer never sleeps, so we
won't for that' one day. When
the sun rises. the following,
morning, it rises with hope for
the future," she concluded.
Throughout the event there
will be games to -get the atten-
dees involved, keeping them
awake and having fun. There
also will be an open mic and a,
disco hour, 'The highlighted
games include "What are you
eating?" "Stuff your face with
sweetness" and "Iron Chef
Wauchula."
To welcome in the new day,
various teams will be selling
breakfast and coffee to prepare


for the Ken Weis auction begin-
ning at 9 Saturday morning.
S"This event is always lots of
fun with lots of great items to
bid on, from Buccaneer football
tickets to a flower arrangement
each month for a year. This was
started four years ago by Ken
Weis, who fought this horrible
disease but eventually lost his
battle a year ago. We want to
keep this auction going to pay
tribute to' his name," said
Marianne Pakovich, one of the
organizers..
This celebration is open to-all
who would like to join in on.the
action; there is no admission to
attend. No matter who you are
or how you relate to cancer,
there is a place for you at Relay
for Life. Every dollar, raised
helps save a life.,


By MACHELLE DOLLAR
For The Herald-Advocate,
Interaction with sound is
unavoidable .in today's society.
People can choose either to
make it or take pleasure in it.
Make the choice to take
pleasure in it with the concert
tomorrow (Friday) night, where
you can reminisce and step
back in time with the produc-
tion of "Precious Memories II."
Beginning at 7 p.m., First
Christian Church will be filled
with old-time gospel music and
hymns performed by the
Heartland Chorale.
The Heartland Chorale was
formed in 2003 with a common
goal in mind. Once founder
Sherry Miller decided to bring
the appreciation of the arts to


the Heartland area, she met with.
a small group of local residents
with the same passion for music
and the rest is history.
'"Precious Memories II" will
be honoring three local music
lovers during the program,
Carol Franklin Myer, Dr.
Barbara Carlton and the late
Albert Carlton. Myer has been
playing the piano since she was
a child, Albert Carlton began
when he was 5 years old and'
Barbara Carlton has been an
avid music lover and great sup-
porter of The Heartland
Chorale.
Throughout the concert, the
story of their lives and of their
contributions will be told
through music.
See CHORALE 2A


Motorcyclist Killed
By CYNTHIA KRAHL driver came to a final rest in the
Of The Herald-Advocate i ditch on the north side of
A 25-year-old Wauchula man Griffin Road, the FHP said.
died late last Wednesday night Moseley was pronounced
after losing control of his dead at the scene. He became
motorcycle on a curve, the fourth person killed on
Joseph Fred. Moseley was Hardee County roadways so far
traveling eastbound on Griffin this year.
Road when the crash occurred While the original FIP report
at about 11:55 p.m., the Florida says the ,crash victim was not
Highway Patrol said. wearing a helmet at the time,
According to a report filed by Master Sgt. William Pascoe
crash and homicide investigator noted on Tuesday of this week
Cpl. David Brunner, Moseley that an amended report may be
was near Shackelford Road issued.
when he attempted, but failed, He said that though no helmet
to negotiate a curve in the road- was found the night of the
way. crash, a family member report-
Moseley's 1999 Suzuki 600 edly found it the next morning
left the pavement and traveled in the surrounding woods.
onto the north shoulder of Pascoe said the FHP is inves-
Griffin Road, going into a grass tigating. If it determines,Mose-
ditch.- There, the trooper said, ley was wearing a helmet and it
the motorcycle overturned sev- came off during the crash, an
eral times. 'update will be released.
Moseley, he noted, was Moseley was the father of
thrown from the. Suzuki. two, children. Funeral services
Both the motorcycle and its were Sunday.


Fireworks Show To Return
By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
A fieThanks to a group of local
citiens, fireworks hopefully
will once-again light up the
evening sky this Fourth of July.
.. The county was forced to
~- stop providing the show after
S 2007 because of budget re-
straints. In 2008, 2009 and
201'0, the now-defunct Hardee
County Youth Coalition took
over the festivities.
But, in 2011, there were no
fireworks to be found.in patriot-
ic Hardee County as the nation
t .;'celebrated its birth.
.The Hardee. County Builders,
Association wants to change
that. Its members came up with
the idea of reviving the fiery
All"display at.a recent meeting, and
pledged $2,500 toward the
roughly $10,000 expense to put
on the show.
,, The group is seeking to raise
the remainder of the money
from the various civic groups in
S-'-- the community, businesses and
S any individuals willing to con-
tribute.
So far the group has received
pledges of $3,000, bringing the
PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY. total up to $5,500 with the asso-
Benny Hash, president of the Hardee County Builders ciation's contribution.
Association, spoke to the County Commission about Benny Hash, president of the
bringing back the tradition of fireworks at Pioneer Park Builders Association, said if.
on the Fourth of July. See FIREWORKS 104


New Company

Locates Here
.. Story 2A


Thursday, April 26, 2012


Heartland Chorale

Sings Favorites






2A The Herald-Advocate, April 26, 2012


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
*Sports Editor



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


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

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


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interest. Letters should be brief, and must be written in good taste. signed
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ject to editing.


I Dig Hardee
By Pattie Detwiler
Peace River Explorations


PIG TEETH VS. SHARK TEETH
We all can meet up regularly with childhood mascots -
Mickey, Donald, Goofy -- not far from here, although with a
notable exception: Porky Pig.
Understandable, because Porky came from Warner Brothers'
world, not Disney's. But also because we're carnivores and "beef
is what's for dinner," breakfast bacon and ham sandwiches not-*
withstanding.
Add to that, as any Hardee County property owner will tell
you, pigs have become a serious problem, wild pigs, that is. Hogs,
boars, razorbacks anythingyou want to call them:, sus scrofa
officially and "feral" mostly, meaning that they're outlaws, descen-
dants of domestic escapees, not of bona fide native species.
Floridians can thank Hernando de Soto for that.
It was from de Soto's piggery that the first ferals escaped. And
then there were others from up north, imported European wild
boars fleeing;reserves and adding their DNA to the offspring of
feral mates.
Thus, the Old World again brought i 'rs "toite New
World biosphere, where previously only the western javelina had
reigned as resident porker.
Fortunately, we all are far too young, geologically speaking, to
experience the unconscious dread inspired by the Giant Pig of the
Miocene Period. It's bad enough hearing about close encounters.
with black feral pigs at night (resulting in severe injury and
destruction of vehicles), but the mere sight of this monster "Devil.
Hog" would probably have stopped our hearts in their beats.
These nasties were at the top of the biting crowd and their
teeth remain to prove it! They've therefore been baptized
entelodonts, translated "perfect toothed," which of course reminds
us of those other toothy monsters, the megalodons.
So now, as we sort through piles of teeth from prehistoric
"Porkies" and "Jaws" alike, we find ourselves wishing for some
sort of zoological orthodontist to help us straighten things out!
Peace River Explorations is a non-profit citizens'organization cre-
ated to promote and grow a "clean industry" in Hardee County,
tourism. It markets the county's historical and natural assets,
including fossil hunting, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, horseback
riding and more. Volunteers will be needed to man the visitor's cen-
ter which will be located at the historic Wauchula Train Depot.




CiMALE
Continued From 1A


Feature hymns
Time Religion,"
Over the Hilltop,"


are "Old-
"Mansion
"Amazing


COURTHOUSE REPORT
An entry in this week's
Circuit Court filings in the
Civil Actions section con-
tains an incorrect name. It
should read: Ashley Marie
Brown and Christopher
'William Brown, divorce.

HJH BAND
A headline this week
over a photo caption on the
high ratings earned by the
Hardee Junior High School
band in a recent competi-
tion contained a typo-
graphical error. The photo,
"Top Ratings!" is reprinted
correctly in this issue as
well.

At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
'To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


Grace," "Heaven's Jubilee,"
"I'll Fly Away" and "Over in
Glory Land." The night will
offer both group songs and
solos.
Chorale members include
Leslie Conerly Loughlin., Susan
Robertson,. Tanya Dubberly,
Melanie Camley, Belinda An-
derson, Amanda Abbott, Patsy
Farnsworth, June Potter, the
Rev. Spencer Decker, Dusty
Mendoza, Tom Taylor, Bud
Snyder, Ron Hall, David
Spencer, Kerry. Meeker, Callie
Eisenhower and Shayden Ward.
Although the hymns will be
highlighted, the Chorale will
have two bands present
throughout the concert. Mem-
bers note that the mix of music
is wonderful for all ages. The
hymns include the "theology of
us as Christians" and. the new
music offers a more lively
aspect meeting the needs of all
generations. :
The Heartland Chorale will
entertain along with special
groups The Florida Southern
Gospel Express,' The Gospel
Jubilee, The Heartland Chorale
Quartet, The Acapella Trio and
The Heartland 'Chorale Ensem-
ble.
Come join the fun as the
night escalades throughout the
golden years of music. Tickets
are on sale at Wauchula State
Bank, Cat's on Main and
Cooper's Flowers for $10. The
church is located at 1121'
Louisiana St. in Wauchula.

't wish I could write as mys-
terious as a cat.


Land Use Appeal Process Stirs Debate


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
How much should it cost to
appeal a Hardee County Uni-
fied Land Development Code
decision to the county manager
or ultimately the county com-
mission?
Commissioners could not
decide and set up a workshop
after several citizens com-
plained about the $150 fee to
appeal the decision to the coun-
ty manager and an additional
$100 to take the decision all the
way to the commissioners.
Planning Director Kevin
Denny explained there is cur-
rently no appeal process stated
in the county codes to contest a
decision by the land use direc-
tor, which is Denny.
, Denny said having the al-
ready existing procedures in the
code would let residents know
there is an appeal process for
land use decision and clearly
state how much it would cost.
He said in the past two years
only one decision has been
appealed and the applicant was
charged $150 to appeal the rul-


costs of permits are unreason-
able. i
Stan Kirkland also spoke out
against the issue.
Commissioner Rick Knight
made a motion to approve the
fees being put into county codes
contingent upori the commis-
sion having a workshop in the
future to review and discuss the
fee structure.
He did not ge't a second and
the motion died, meaning the
fees 'would continue to be
assessed but not written into
county codes.
At the end of tlhe meeting
'Grady Johnson asked about the
upcoming" workshopp and was
told there "wbuld not be one
because Knight's motion died.
Upon realizing this, Grady
Johnson made the motion to
have 'a workshop on ihe appeal,
process an4 the fee structure.
Knight 'seconded and the
motion, passed 4-0, with Com-
missioner 'Sue Birge absent
from the meeting by previous
arrangement.
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ing to County Manager Lex --Listened to citizen Doro- told i
Albritton. 'fthy Kuilman who was repre- a goi
He said it should riot be senting, her husband, HaInk trial
looked at as a new fee because Kuhlmanv who had a scheduling meet
it is already an unwritten policy 'conflict iand could not attend the chan
the county has been using. meeting. record
Commissioner Grady John- Kuhlman wanted the com- the i;
son was against having a fee for mission to form a Sunshine Sh
appeals and 'said some ofthe committee to lok into Waste ingt
other fees the county charges Generated Products and its plan so n
should be discussed in an, to locate a recycling facility im She
upcoming workshop. Harder County.., roon
Commissioner Dale Johnson '' She said that the couple is meni
said he did not see this as a fee unsure if WGP is'a legitimate record
against anybody. 'company and said many of the seati
"If we don't have a fee the claims mdde about recycling Ev
people will bypass Kevin and 'old landfill material intb usable curr
Lex and come to the commis- products are impossible. not
sion," he said. "All this does is She and, her husband came the p
keeps the commission from here' to retire arid want Hardee ter f
making all the zoning changes." County to be a nice place to deci
Commissioner Minor Bryant live. The couple does not want held
said he does not like fees but outside garbage' brought into sion
acknowledged the county has to the county for a recycling cen- decis
have money to run the planning ter or any otherteason. :later
and zoning department. County Attorney Ken Evers, -
County Attorney Ken Evers said the county does not have a acce
said the process has existed as a single dollar at risk by signing world
fact for the last several years the memorandum of under- by
and this move would simply list standing with WGP. Whe
it in the county codes, not create' He sai4, the memorandum court
a new fee. With the company has many then
Many citizens at the meeting .,conditions to it and the county the
spoke out against the process. is not committed to doing or $76,
Nancy Craft asked, .,h. a ciat-.propiding anything to the corn- tors
izen should have" to'-p Ry. ,-'F- ,' IP s'eI,
appeal the decision if they end Commissioner Grady John- T
up being right? .. son said the- company has not bid
Frank Kirkland said the.ciri- e\ en come back to the board to ston
zens should be given a brek. prove the .technology it claims' Sout
Don Mclellan said ho was to have exists. It
tired of taxes\and fees. Commissioner Dale Johnson Esta
Gordon Norris, a member of said. the project is essentially tion
the planning and zoning board, dead and it has been addressed visi
said the board did not know enough until WGP comes back projc
about the fees attached to the before the board. It
process when it made 'the rec- He also said that the econom- surf
ommendation to pass the ordi- ic development boards are sup- 201:
nance. posed to vet, and investigate sche
Albritton said the plarining potential companies looking to total
and zoning board does not setr' come to Hardee County arid courn
fees. another board was unneeded. cutti
Kevin Christmas said the Commissioner Rick. Knight of tl






Nutrient Company Mioes
By MICHAEL KELLY '
Of The Herald-Advocate
The plant nutrient company
KeyPlex began manufacturing
its 'products after contracting
the production to other compa-
ties and chose the Hafde
County Commerce Park as its
headquarters. ... .
KeyPlex's micronutrient and .
bio-pesticide products ai'e made
up 'o a total of 8' different -
mixes that are applicable Jp 52
different crops -ranging fror.' -
citrus, sugar cane, rice, 9rna 1a *
mental and vegetable row -
o .- --


he thought it would be a
idea to have a committee
ed to look into various
ns for the county landfill.
lur landfill is a liability and
re going to have to borrow
;y soon to expand it," he

e L. Davis Sr. told the
missioners that the three
omic development boards
creating the mistrust in the
unity.
'he average person is
ppy with the three boards
how they are being'run," he
"It is your (commission-
ob to make sure the boards
Working well."
worst 'Witschonke said that
P claims to have EPA per-
and those can be verified
oven to be misstatements.
also said he has extensive
lvedge in the .field and
d volunteer to be on the
mittee if it is formed.
)mmissioners voted 3-1 in
r of having a' workshop to
into the' idea further. Dale
son voted.against it.
Dorothy Kuhlman also
the commission it would be
bd idea to hold the Indus-
Development Authority
ings in county commission
ibers so meetings can- be
rded and made available on
internet.
he also recommended hold-
he meetings in the evening
lore citizens could attend.,
said ,the current meeting
n at, the economic develop-
i office does not offer video
riding and only has limited
ng available for the public.
vers said he has seen the
ent meeting room full and
enough available seating in
past. He felt it would be bet-
or the IDA to discuss anid
de where its meetings are
and then if the commis-
ers are unhappy with the
sion, it can be addressed

-Approved and authorized
pting five low bids for road
k and materials presented
County ..Engineer Ken
eeler; Wheeler said by the
ity buying the material and
'paying a contractor to do
work will save the county
000 versus letting contrac-
buy the material them-
e ;. . .. .
he county awarded. a, toW
for '6firse aggregate lime-
e material to Florida Dirt
rceLLC for $25.34 a ton.
approved Dalyn Real
te Development Corpora-
to do the Knollwood subdi-
on storm sewer drainage
ect that will total $59,646.
accepted Wheeler's road
ace treatment program for
2 that includes 17 roads
;duled to be resurfaced that
d 20 miles. Wheeler said the
ity staff has already begun
ing shoulders back on some
he roads to get them ready


for resurfacing.
He warned commissioners
the work might look like a big
patch job until an asphalt layer
is placed over it. He -said his
goal is to have the work com*
pleted by June 15 to avoid the
traditional summer rainy sea-
son.
Commissioners approved the
contract with AIM Engineering
and Surveying, Inc. to provide
construction, engineering and
inspection services for the
Knollwood drainage project for
approximately $15,000.
Another contract with AIM
Engineering and Surveying,
Inc. will provide construction,
engineering and inspection
services for the county road sur-
face treatment program will
total about $10,000.
The 'commission awarded
low bid to Egron Asphalt and
Emulsions, Inc. to provide the
county with asphalt for $1.75 'a
square yard.
It awarded the low bid for
bituminous surface treatment to
Asphalt Paving Systems Inc.
which will apply the material
for 51 cent a square yard.
-Agreed to join the Florida
Association of Counties lawsuit
challenging the constitutionali-
ty of Chapter 2012-33 laws of
Florida. The law, known as the
Medicaid Revenue Share With-
holding Bill, requires counties
to repay Medicaid for services
dating back several years.
As it stands now the state
claims Hardee County owes
$554,000 and is offering a .15
percent discount to not contest
the charges and pay the amount
in full.
The new law requires coun-
ties to prove the services pro-
vided .went to non-county resi-
dents before it would not be the
county's responsibility to pay.
It will cost $1,000 to join the
lawsuit. The commission voted
unanimously to join the suit.
-Heard from- citizen Bob
Cole regarding the open Fire
Chief position. He said the
county needs to advertise and
fill the position, soon.
He claimed Interim.- Fire
Chief Bob.Clayton is not quali-
fied to be interim Chief and
would not be qualified to be the
chief if he applies for the vacan-
cy.
Claytbdi'said Tuesday he does
not know why Cole would spy
that Ahnd he is qualified for the
position.
"Obviously I met the qualifi-
cations to be hired as Deputy
Chief," he said. "'I got my fire
standards in 1989 and have.a lot
of experience as a fireman. I
feel very qualified to be the
interim chief."
Clayton said he does intend
to apply for the Chief 'position
when it becomes available. "I
will apply," he said. "I love it
here and I would very much
like to stay here."


Into Commerce Park


Gerald O'Connor of Winite
Park purchased the company "i -y j
2005 from its founders who had
started the business' in 1980,. .. .....
KeyPlex products are now sold ".
in' 15 .countries and' 20,states
using a total of 50 distributers
to move the product..
O'Connor said he was look-
ing at several locations to locate PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY'
the manufacturing facility once 'Salesman Heath Prescott (Jpftj stands wifhi company President Gerald O'Connor by the
he decided to begin production bottling assembly line a~ its new inanufac rig facty located Hardee County
in-house. Commerce Park.
"This would not hav hap- pany also has room at its canq- supporting the local communi- make the plant as healthy as


opened without Bill Lambert and pus to expand the facility f6r?
the economic development intended future growth andh'
board," he said. : expansion.
He said the company did a "Food is the most importantY
feasibility .study and thought,.- thing to have," O'Connor said
this was the best fit based on the -"We are in a growth market and'
reception from the community people are wanting more quali-'
and qualified employee base. ty food now."
"We. just felt thi was a good Currently the company has.
fit," he said. "This ig a team 12 employees working out 6f
effort and we care about each Hardee County as well as four ,
other." scientists with doctoral degrees
The transition into tie that' iplI. Pn research and de-'
30,000-suare-foot, state-of-, velopment for new products. '
the-art facility went very He pointed out the company
smoothly and will give the has other eqonomnic impacts ,i
company a competitive ad.an- 'tihei.county by businesses sellTng
tage, O'Connor said. The corn- its products and he believes in


' iHe said the research done by
thle scientist is intended to look
five to 15 years down the road.
Some qf the products are pro-
tected by 'patents giving them
exclusive right to produce the
product. .,
'.All of-. the various' product
lines are rhade up of various
n~cro-nutrients that are blended
.together usingf'roprietary tech-
niques.
The '"blended products are
they sprayed on the' various
crops 'and are easily absorbed
through the leaves of the plant.
The goal of the products is to


possible and boost the immune
system so it can fight off dis-
eases such as citrus greening.
In 2004 the EPA approved
KeyPlex 350, the only bio-pest
ticide with micronutrients, pro-
viding growers a safe and effec-
tive alternative to traditional
materials.
Approximately 20 percent of
its products are shipped out of
the United States through the
ports of Tampa, Miami and
Jacksonville bound, for places
*such as Mexico, Belize, Costa
Rica and the Caribbean.




April 26, 2012. The Herald-Advocate 3A


SKelly's Column
By Jim


A BBQ ribs and chicken dinner will be held at the Wauchula
Moose Lodge Saturday, April 28, starting at noon to raise funds for
Garrett Sheffield, 21, a 2009 HHS graduate who was injured in an
auto accident Oct. 6, 2011.
The Lodge is located east of Wauchula just past Peace River
on the left. The family wants him to return home, and 24-hour care
is needed, plus a bedroom, bath, and wheelchair ramp.
Alan Jay Automotive has some suggestions for improving
gasoline mileage on the vehicle you already have tuning your
engine, properly inflated tires, reducing cargo, slow down, avoid
idling, avoid rapid acceleration and braking, use overdrive, replace
plugged air filters, use the right oil, and plan your trips to avoid
traffic congestion. This info comes from fuel economy.gov.
Gas prices recently peaked at $3.95 but have recently come
down to about $3.73 a gallon.
Mary Federhofer, 70, of Zolfo Springs helps take care of three
boys after school. This caretaking helps the children's mother to
work.
She wrote a letter about not meddling and made a copy for the
School Board, the school, the county newspaper and "to cover my
." I guess we all need to cover our backside."
The current AARP magazine has an article about cancer.
Highlights include:
In the early 1970s the 5-year survival rate for all invasive
cancers was a dismal 43 percent, and the treatments surgery,
chemotherapy and radiation were so dreadful that many patients
considered them worse than the disease.
Today the 5-year survival rate for all cancers is"67 percent.
Treatments today are more precise. America today has 12 million
cancer survivors.
President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act in
1971 to declare war on the disease.


Bowling Green Mayor Resigns
To Run For County Commission


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
New Bowling Green City
Manager Jerry Conerly told
City Commission on April 10
the city is now a drug-free
workplace. City employees are
subject to random drug testing
as selected by a computer.
Mayor Perry Knight
announced he will step down as
mayor soon and will run for
County Commission from
District 5. Knight said he-could
serve Bowling Green and the
rest of the. county by being
elected county commissioner.
Marty Black of Kimley-Horn
& Associates told the city com-
missioners how a Community
Redevelopment Agency (CRA)
works if the city wants to .go
tliat route. Wauchula has a CRA
which caps the current% tax
going to "the County
Commission, with the future
excess money being spent to
help the city.
Conerly discussed the city
developing facility use applica-
tions and rules so people could
reserve a city park or pavilion
for a special occasion.
The commission voted 5-0 to
start a process to rename


Mason-Dixon Avenue for
Bertha Fulse, a well-respected
housewife who in February
died at age 105. Some residents
felt Mason-Dixon was not a
good name politically and
wanted to honor Bertha Fulse in
a permanent way.
Conerly announced City Hall
is now open through the lunch
hour, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to
better serve the public.
Stephen Siirtola of Envisors
discussed a,water line project
that would include a larger
water line on Palmetto Street
between Mason-Dixon and
Dixiana, on Lynn Street from
Mason-Dixon to First Street, on
Stark Ave. from Main Street to
Jones Street, and Bryan Ave.
from Jones Street north for 700
feet. The cost will be $160,000
to $180,000. The work will be
done in. 2012.
The city also discussed' hav-
ing a big water line on Hardee
St. from Dixiana to Lake
Branch Road.
Conerly proposed the 19-acre
Centanino property be made
into an industrial park to help
bring new jobs to the city. The
property is in the southeast part
of the city.


BBQ Benefit Saturday

For Garrett Sheffield


By MACHELLE DOLLAR
For The Herald-Advocate
The Wauchula Moose Lodge
will be the place to eat this
Saturday beginning at noon.
Whether you decide to eat in,
carry out or deliver, barbecue is
on the menu. And its benefits
Garrett Sheffield, a 21-year-old
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School who was injured in an
auto accident back in October
and has been diagnosed with
traumatic brain 'injury.
He. hasn't returned home
since then and is, looking for
help to do so.
Before he can make that jour-
ney home, a bedroom and bath-
room must be added on to his
mother's house as well as a
wheelchair ramp and special
equipment. Then, 24-hour care"
must be provided.


The selected menu for the
fund raiser, includes ribs or
chicken, potato salad or cole.
,slaw, and baked beans for, $8 a
plate. Pre-orders can be pur-
chased by calling 832-0100 or
781-2440 until.tomorrow (Fri-
day). A minimum of five orders
is required for delivery.
Entertainment begins at 2 *
p.m. with karaoke, although
there will be raffles throughout
the day.
Donations will be accepted
and greatly appreciated.' If you
do plan to donate, they ask that
, checks be made out to Garrett
Sheffield. All of the proceeds
will directly benefit him for his
return home.
The Wauchula Moose Lodge
is located at 117 King Road, off
of East Main Street past the
bridge and on the left.


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Cancer is very complex. There are many types. Cancer is
smart and can adapt. Therapies vary widely.
Cells of the body naturally replicate, either to sustain
growth or to replace cells that have died. In healthy cells this repli-
cation is regulated. In cancerous cells, mutations take place at the
genetic level, prompting cells to duplicate unabated, leading either
to a tumor or (in blood cancers) exceedingly high white blood cell
counts.
Many of the same types of cancer react to treatment dif-
ferently, from patient to patient. Some cancers undergo metastasis,
in which cancer cells enter lymphatic and blood vessels and then
travel and invade other parts of the body. They can remain dormant
for years.
Metastisis is responsible for over 90 percent of cancer
deaths. Doctors do not know why some cancer cells go to the liver
and others to the brain. Cancer cells under stress from treatment
can mutate.
Despite an explosion of knowledge since 1971, AARP says
Swe are not quite close to finding a cure for cancer. Cancer remains
a disease too diverse and too canny to be eradicated anytime soon.
For now doctors are focusing heavily on cancer preven-
tion. A third of the most common cancers can be prevented by a
diet rich in fruits and vegetables. There is a link between physical
activity and reduced risk of several cancers. People who are over-
weight are more likely to get cancer. Much research on cancer con-
tinues.
Bowling Green Mayor Perry Knight is a strong believer in
good maintenance of equipment. "Take care of what you got-it
will get you through the hard times. The better you take care of a
vehicle or piece of equipment, the better it will take care of you. I
have made my living all my life taking care of equipment."

Lt. Rodger Brutus of the Florida Wildlife Commission came to
Hardee County in 1997 after 8 years in Pensacola and 2 1/2 years
in Manatee. He supervises a staff of six in Hardee, Highlands and
DeSoto.
He said more Florida panther males are searching out new ter-
ritory and said Western cougars have been used to increase genetic
diversity in Florida panthers.
Many landowners use feeders which attract game animals as,
well as predators,
Coyotes have been a growing problem in Florida. Carl
Saunders said he has lost three calvesto coyotes.
In late 2010 Dr. Steve Gordon of the Hardee County Health
Department said there were five documented cases of Lou Gehrig's
Disease (ALS) diagnosed in Hardee County between 2004-09. He
said the incidence of ALS is generally one or two per 100,000 pop-
ulation. Hardee has a population of 28,000.
:, He said there is no agreement on the cause of ALS which
affects motor neurons and causes loss of muscle use. He said genet-
ic predisposition, infection or toxins could be involved. He said
there may not be a single cause. ALS most commonly strikes males
ini their 50s.
Dr. Gordon said cancer rates are down in Hardee County
except for brain tumors. He passed away late last year froni .cancer.
NewsweekMagazine in late 2010 reported in 1945 in the U.S.
men made up 70 percent of the workforce. Today over half the
workforce are women.
Women also make up half or more of college and graduate
school students.
Men still lead in alcoholism, suicide, homelessness, violence
and crimes, reported Newsweek.
Women are a majority Qf registered nurses, home health aides
and customer service representatives. More construction workers
and accountants are men.
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munity supervision.
Only 10 of the major state-managed prisons in Florida have
air-conditioning in some portion of the facility housing inmates,
and many of those are located in south Florida. The six Florida
prison facilities under a privatization contract are also air-condi-
tioned.
About 80 percent of state prison inmates are assigned to work
or to a substance abuse program or vocational education or adult
education or some other program activity.
Many prisons including HCI have farms that last year culti-
vated 1,700 acres and harvested 4.8 million pounds of produce.
Many prisons including HCI have community work squads of
inmates that last year worked 6.6 million hours, saving Florida tax-
payers over $59 million, reported the Florida Department of
Corrections.
There are no state prisons with cable television. TV reception
is from antennae only. Inmates have access to educational and
wellness programs through TV.
Offenders who committed their offenses on or after October
,1995 are required to serve 85 percent of their court-imposed sen-
'tences prior to their release. Offenders released in January 2011
severed an average of 86.4 percent of their sentence.
1 About 30 percent of inmates released from Florida prisons
nress up and are returned to prison.
Of the 1,900 inmates at HCI west of Fort Green, their ages
range from 18 to 86. Some 571 are serving life sentences. There are
474 inmates at HCI convicted of murder, 430 convicted of drugs,
400 convicted of sex crimes, and 119 convicted of prison escape.
No prisoners have escaped from HCI.
Of the 101,000 Florida state prison inmates there are 165 men
and 19 women from Hardee County.
Eugene Pettis of Fort Lauderdale was recently elected the first
black president of the Florida Bar. He earned a BA degree in 1982
and a law degree in 1985 from University of Florida..
UF Today magazine reports in the sixth grade he was beaten
by two white male teachers who hit him 76 times with a leather
strap. The teachers were later fired, but the psychological damage
was hard to overcome.
The first year in high school Pettis got into two different fights
in two weeks. A teacher's warning of suspension and a mother's
prayer took hold. He and his wife Sheila, a substitute teacher in the
Broward County school system, have donated over $1 million to
UF, creating an endowment for the Black Law Student Association
where members gain professional skills.
Pettis says, "Education is the great equalizer. What you gain
with it, no one can t ke from you."
Phillip Rucks Citrus Nursery in Frostproof soon will open a
new $1.3 million eucalyptus tree nursery for renewable (green)
energy. Evans Properties, a large citrus grower based in Vero
Beach, has ordered 750,000 eucalyptus trees this year, enough to
plant 750 acres, wrote Kevin Bouffard in the Lakeland Ledger
March 18. The fast-growing trees then can be used as fuel for
power plants.
This is further evidence that some Florida citrus growers are
considering diversification. Bluebeny and peach acreage has
grown in Florida in recent years.
Florida Gov. Rich Scott and Florida Attorney General Pam
Bondi recently reported the state has shut down 213 pill-mill clin-.
ics and arrested 34 doctors in the past year. Florida was once con-
sidered the nation's pill-mill capital.
Morocco reportedly has the world's largest known reserves of
phosphate.
Most phosphate is used for, fertilizer but some is used for
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Obituaries


ANGEL D. ORTIZ
Angel D. Ortiz, 72, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
April 22, 2012, at Good
Shepherd Hospice in Sebring.
Born on May 13, 1939, at
Patillas, Puerto Rico, fie came
to Hardee County 45 years
ago. He was a laborer in citrus
groves and attended St.
Michael Catholic Church.
Survivors include two sons,
Benjamin Ortiz and wife
Anna of Bradley, and Miguel
Ortiz of Amarillo, Texas; two
daughters Isabel Ruiz and
husband Rudy, and Celia
Ortiz, all of Wauchula; two
sisters, Isabel Reyes and
Jenoveva DeJesus, both of
Puerto Rico; nine grandchil-
dren; and one great-grand-
child.
Visitation was Tuesday,
April 24, 2012, at Robarts
Garden Chapel from 6 to 8
p.m. with Rosary at 7 p.m.
Funeral Mass was on
Wednesday, April 25, at 10
a.m. at St. Michael Catholic
Church with Father Juan
Carlos Sack officiating. In
lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to Good
Shepherd Hospice, 1110
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33870.
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Sheila Barrett McCleni-
than, 79, of Wauchula, died on
Sunday, April 22, 2012,.at
Hope Hospice in Sebring.
Born on March 15, 1933, at
Philadelphia, Pa., she came to
Hardee County from Fort
Myers 46 years ago. She was
a comptroller with Wauchula
State Bank for 30 years, from
1968 to 1998. She was a
member of Lake Dale Baptist
Church.'
She was preceded in death
by her husband Oscar Mc-
Clenithan.
Survivors include four
sons, Michael McClenithan
and Paul McClenithan, both
of Fort Myers, Cole Mc-
Clenithan and wife Amy of
Allentown, Pa., and Ross
McClenithan and wife Renee
of Wauchula; three daughters,
Donna Burt and husband
Buddy of Cape Coral, Kath-
erine Allen and husband Rich,
and Lynn Holland, all of St.
Petersburg; and nine grand-
children, Hank Woods, Mark,
Tyler, Emily, Brenton, Brek
and Lacey McClenithan, and
Ashley and Bobby Holland.
Visitation was Wednesday,
April 25, 2012, at Robarts
Garden Chapel from 6 to 8
p.m. Funeral services are
Thursday, April 26, at 3 p.m.
at Lake Dale Baptist Church
with the Rev. Scott Waldron
and Cole McClenithan offici-
ating. Interment follows at
Lake Dale Cemetery.
Expressions of comfort may
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JAMES ALLEN KAYTG
James Allen Kayto, 63, of
Fort Meade, died on Wednes-
day,. April 18, 2012, in Fort
Meade.
He was born Jan. 28, 1949,
in Fort Meade and was a life-
long resident. He was a truck
driver and a member of Oak
Park Baptist Church of Fort
Meade and a musician and band
member of "M and M
Showband" and "Bits and
Pieces."
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Hurst and Ardelia
Pierce Kayto; and his sister
June Fussell.
He is survived by three
daughters, Tammy Gunter and
husband Jimmy of Fort Meade,
.Kristin Hamblin and husband
Dave of Columbus, Ind., and
Ashley Kayto of Columbus
Ind.; nine grandchildren; and
two' great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were Mon-
day, April ,23, at the funeral
home. Interment following in
Evergreen Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Han-
cock Funeral Home in Fort
Meade.

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TINA MARIE
GILBERT-SCHENCK
Tina Marie Gilbert-Schenck,
36, of Wauchula, died on Sat-
urday, April 21, 2012, at her
home.
Bom April 7, 1976, in Valley
Stream, N.Y., her family moved
to Westerville, Ohio, when she
was eight. She went on to grad-
uate from Ohio State University
with majors in psychology and
zoology and a minor in anthro-
pology. She worked at the
Center for Great Apes in the
Lemon Grove area from then
until her death.
Survivors include her hus-
band Brent Schenck of Wau-
chula; mother and step-father
Linda and Harold Reay of.
Westerville, Ohio; father Neil
Gilbert of Wauchula; sister
Kelley Gilbert of Westerville,
Ohio; brother Jason Gilbert and
wife Laura of Westerville; and
grandparents, Lee and Joseph
Gargiula of Margate, and Edith
and Joseph Gilbert of Bronx,
N).Y.
A celebration of life will be
held Friday, April 27, at 3 p.m.
at the Center for Great Apes,
5843 Van Simmons Road,
Wauchula. The Tina Gilbert-'
Schenck Great Ape Rescue'
Fund has been established in:
her honor. Her family requests'
that, in' lieu of flowers, memori-
als be sent to Center for Great
Apes, P.O. Box 488, Wauchula,
FL 33873 or on-line at
www.CenterForGreatApes.-
org. Arrangements are made by
Dowden Funeral Home of
Sebring.


Day Of Prayer
Is Next Week
The annual National Day
of Prayer is set for Thursday,
May 3. The local observance
will be in downtown Wau-
chula at Main Street Heri-
tage Park beginning at noon.
This year's theme is "One
Nation Under God." The des-
ignated verse is from Psalm
33:12 and reads, "Blessed is
the nation whose God is the
Lord."
This local event is spon-
sored every year by the
Hardee County Ministerial
Association. Different
churches around the com-
munity join together to offer
prayers for churches,
schools, municipalities,
counties, the state, and even
national and world affairs.






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Senior Advocate


"Savvy Senior" is a syndicated column about older Americans
published in more than 400 newspapers and magazines nation-
wide. Senior advocate Jim Miller is also a contributor on NBC's
"Today" show and is the author of several books. He has been fea-
tured in such publications as "Time" magazine, USA Today and
The New York Times and has made multiple television appear-
ances. Miller resides in Oklahoma. His question-and-answer col-
umn will appear weekly in this newspaper.
NEW WAYS TO CASH IN ON YOUR
LIFE INSURANCE POLICY
Dear Savvy Senior,
What can you tell me about life settlements? I have a life insur-
ance policy that I really don't need any longer and I've heard that
selling it can produce a nice payout.
Interested In Selling

Dear Interested,
If you don't need your life insurance policy any longer, are
having a difficult time keeping up with the premium payments or
could just use the money, a life settlement is definitely an option
worth considering.
How it Works
A life settlement is the sale of an existing life insurance policy
to a third party company for cash. Life settlements are typically
best suited for people over age 65 who own a policy with a face
value of $250,000 or more.
Historically, if an owner of a life insurance policy decided they
no longer needed it, they would either let the policy lapse or turn it
in for a meager cash surrender value. But now, with the life settle-
ment option, you can actually sell your policy for two two to three
times more than the cash surrender value would be, but less than its
net death benefit.
Once you sell it however, the life settlement company then
becomes the new owner of the policy, pays the future premiums
and ,collects the death benefit when you die.
How much money you can expect to get with a life settlement
will deliend on your age, health and life expectancy, the type of
insurance policy, the premium costs and the value of your policy.
,Most sellers generally get 20 to 30 percent of the death benefit.
If you're interested in a life settlement here are some things
you should know:
'.Shop around: To ensure you get the best deal, get quotes from
several brokers or life settlement providers. Also; find out/what
fees you'll be required to pay. To locate credible providers or bro-
kers, the Life Insurance Settlement Association (LISA) provides a
referral service at lisa.org.


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WHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
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Tax implications: Life settlements are also taxable if the cash
surrender value of the policy exceeds the premiums paid on it. This
can be very complicated, so be sure to consult a tax advisor. Also,
be aware that receiving money from a life settlement can affect eli-
gibility for public assistance programs like Medicaid or food
stamps.
Be cautious: Life settlements are not regulated in every state
so be careful who you deal with. Make sure the broker or life set-
tlement firm you choose is either licensed in your state or is a mem-
ber of LISA.
Other Options
If you don't like the idea of selling your life insurance policy
but could use some extra cash. here are some other options your
insurance agent can help you investigate:
Cash value withdraw: If you have any cash value in your
policy, you can probably withdraw some of it to meet your imme-
diate needs and keep your policy for your beneficiaries.
A loan: You may also be able to use your policy to secure a
loan from the insurance company, as well as a bank, credit union or
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4th-Graders Visit

Florida Aquarium


More than 400 Hardee Coun-
ty fourth graders recently visited
the Florida Aquarium. Students
and teachers at Bowling Green,
Hilltop, North Wauchula, Wau-
chula and Zolfo Springs elemen-
tary schools traveled to Tampa
to learn about the unique marine
environments and habitats sur-
rounding the state's shorelines.
Expenses for the trip were
paid for by a grant from Mosaic.
"The Florida Aquarium's
motto states: Open our Student's
Eyes to the World Outside. This
trip did just that and, as always,
we truly appreciate our partner-
ship with Mosaic to enhance our
students' education," stated
David Durastanti, schools su-
perintendent.
This trip was offered in con-
junction with Mosaic's recent
gift to the Florida Aquarium's
"Rising Tides" capital campaign
for the creation of an education,
conference and event facility..
The future facility Mosaic
Center -- will -enhance the of-,
ferings of the aquarium while
providing more space' for edu-
cation
, Field t~ip will continue tfoL
fourth-grakeclasses in DeSolo,
Hardee and Manatee counties
through the next four school
years.
"We're excited that our com-
pany can help. provide" these
opportunities to the students in"
Hardee County," said Diana
Youmans, community relations
manager for Mosaic.
"We strive to be strong com-
munity partners, and recognize


the importance' of education to
the coinmunities :where we
operate.. This trip provides a
unique 'experience for students,
with an emphasis on environ-
mental education and conserva-
tiori, and we're proud to help
make this opportunity available
to these children," sheladded.


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4:00 AM Open mic
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JOSEPH JOEYY"
FRED MOSELEY
Joseph "Joey" Fred Mose-
ley, 25, of Wauchula, died on
Wednesday, April 18, 2012, in
Wauchula..
Born Oct. 10, 1986, in
Jacksonville, he was a lifelong
resident of Hardee County
and dragline oiler 'with
Mosaic.
Joey will be missed by
many; He enjoyed spending
time with his son, and family
and friends, and was looking
forward to the birth of his
baby girl. Joey was always
bubbly full of energy, smil-
ing and was a jokester. He was
a hardworking outdoors 'guy
with a wide range of interests.
Joey was a caring soul, which
is a rarity in today's time. He
would want us to think of all
the great times we had and to
celebrate his life.
He was preceded in death
by grandfather Howard Mil-
ler; and grandfather Fred
Moseley.
Survivors include his
mother and step-dad, Carol
and Ed Sockalosky .of Wau-
chula; father Sherrod Moseley
of Sebring; fiancee Michelle
Vanzant of Wauchula; son
Dylan Moseley of Land
O'Lakes; -daughter Alayah
Sue Lynn Moseley, who will
be born shortly; sisters Denise
Cooke of St. Augustine,
Rhonda Driggers of Bowling
Green, and Beth Moseley of
Wauchula; and brother Brad-
ley Sockalosky of Wauchula;
maternal grandmother Ella
Mae Williams and step-grand-
father Charles Williams ot
Wauchula; and paternal
grandmother Cordee Hardee
of Sebring.
Visitation was Sunday,
April 22, 2012, at Robarts
Garden Chapel from 2 to 3
p.m., with funeral services at
3 p.m. with Steve Storts offi-
ciating. Interment followed in
Paynes Creek Cemetery.
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Jose "Joe" Medrano, 72, of
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day. April 17,2012. at home.
Born onh Sept. 12, 1939, in
Edcouch, Texas, he came to
Hardee County in 1960. He
was a laborer and truck driver
in farming. He was Catholic.
Survivors include two sons,
Shellar Pilkington of Wau-
chula and Raymond Medrano
of Michigan; three daughters
Audra King of Wauchula,
Josie Medrano of Michigan
and Suzanna Medrano of
Auburndale; one brother
Simon Medrano of Zolfo
Springs; seven sisters Estella
Mendoza of Arcadia, Josefina
Medrano. Maria Medrano and
Judy Medrano, all of Wau-
chula. Matilda Medrano and
Linda Medrano, both of
Lakeland, and Natalie Herrera
of Arkansas; and numerous
nephews and nieces.
No services are scheduled.
Prayers will be said for
Jose at 6 p.m. on Friday, April
27, at St. Michael Catholic
Church.
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Week Ending: April 22,2012
Weather Summary: This week's rain decreased some wild-




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4/26/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:51 AM
Set: 7:58 PM
Day Length.
13 hrs. 07 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:41 AM
Set: -:-
Overhead: 5:41 PM
Underfoot: 5:16 AM
Moon Phase
2,4%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
5:16AM-7:16AM
5:41 PM 7:41 PM
Minor Times
10:41 AM-11:41 AM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
4/27/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:50 AM
Set: 7:59 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 09 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 11:35 AM
Set: 12:36 AM
Overhead: 6:30 PM
Underfoot: 6:05 AM
-Moon Phase
33%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
6:05 AM -8:05 AM
6:30 PM 8:30 PM
Minor Times
12:36 AM-1:36AM
11:35AM-12:35PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


4/28/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:50 AM
Set: 7:59 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 09 mins.
Moop Data
Rise: 12:30 PM
Set: 1:19AM
Overhead: 7:18 PM
Underfoot: 6:54 AM
Moon Phase
42%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
6:54 AM 8:54 AM
7:18 PM 9:18 PM
Minor Times
1:19 AM-2:19AM
12:30 PM- 1:30 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
4/29/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:49 AM
Set: 8:00 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 11 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 1:28 PM
Set: 2:00 AM
Overhead: 8:07 PM
Underfoot: 7:43 AM
Moon Phase
50%
First Quarter
Major Times.
7:43 AM 9:43 AM
8:07 PM 10:07 PM
Minor Times
2:00 AM 3:00AM
1:28 PM 2:28 PM
Solunar Rating
Average+
Time Zone
JUTC: -4


'4/30/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:48 AM
Set: 8:00 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 12 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 2:26 PM
Set: 2:38 AM
Overhead: 8:55 PM
Underfoot: 8:31 AM
Moon Phase
63%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
8:31 AM -10:31 AM
8:55 PM 10:55 PM
Minor Times
2:38A AM
2:26 PM 3:26 PM
Solunar Rating
Average+
Time Zone
UTC: -4
5/1/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:47 AM
Set: 8:01 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 14 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 3:27 PM
Set: 3:17 AM
Overhead: 9:45 PM
Underfoot: 9:20 AM
Moon Phase
74%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
9:20 AM r11:20 AM
9:45 PM 11:45 PM
Minor Times
3:I7AM-4.17 AM
3:27 PM 4 27 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


fire risk and was well received by farmers. As of April 23, the
Florida Forest Service reported 79 active wildfires with 14 exceed-
ing 100 acres. Approximately 70 percent Florida Automated
Weather Network (FAWN) Stations recorded an inch or more of
rain during the week. Five of the FAWN stations received two inch-
es or more: Homestead (4.22 in.), Citra (3.95 in.), Ocklawaha (2.52
in.), Brooksville (2.22 in.), and Hastings (2.15 in.). According to
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, tempera-
tures averaged one to six degrees above normal. Drought condi-
tions did not significantly change from the previous week with the
entire State experiencing some level of drought. Topsoil moisture
ratings improved with 36 percent reported as adequate or surplus
compared to last week's 21 percent. Highs were mostly in the 80s,
lows in the 50s and 60s.
Field Crops: The first report for this season's peanut planted
progress totaled 17 percent for Florida. Also in the north, cotton
fields were prepared for planting. In Jackson County, cotton plant-
ing already began. In Highlands County, crops were stressed due to
heat. Potato harvest continued in the Hastings area.
Fruits & Vegetables: Vegetable farmers irrigated due to
drought. In Gadsden County, the tomato crop was in good condi-
tion. In Suwannee County, watermelons were in good condition,
but harvesting had not begun. In Gulf County, cucumber and water-
melon planting was underway; however, some farmers had to
replant some watermelon fields. In Washington County, watermel-
ons were ahead of schedule for an early harvest. Further south in
Bradford County, squash, bell peppers, and watermelons were
being planted. In Hillsborough County, cantaloupe, squash, and
tomatoes were harvested. AMS market movement included: blue-
berries, cantaloupe, watermelon, snap beans, cabbage, sweet corn,
cucumber, eggplant, okra, bell peppers, radishes, squash, and toma-
toes. According to AMS, celery growers were finishing for the sea-
son.


Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the pasture condition
ranged from very poor to excellent with most poor to fair. The low
condition rating was due to drought and above normal tempera-
tures. Cattle were being fed supplemental hay. The cattle condition
was slightly lower than the previous week, with the condition rang-
ing from very poor to excellent with most in fair condition.-In the
Panhandle, pastures were in very poor to excellent condition with
most in good condition. In Washington' County, rain during mid-
week helped pastures recover from drought stress. In the northern.
areas, the pasture and cattle conditions were mostly fair. In the cen-
tral areas, most pastures were in poor to fair condition. In Brevard
County, the water levels in many ponds used for livestock have
dropped to critical levels. Pastures improved the past 10 days due
to the rain. Cattle in Seminole County were being fed supplemen-
tal hay but pastures started to green-up. In the southwestern areas,
the pasture conditions were mostly poor to fair. Rainfall helped
pasture grasses. The condition of the cattle varied from very poor
to good with most of the cattle in fair condition.
Citrus: The usual daytime high temperatures fell last week
with highs reaching the upper 80s across the citrus region. Rainfall
was very light across the region for most of the week with signifi-
cant rain occurring towards the end of the week. All stations
recorded precipitation with Citra receiving the most precipitation
with 3.95 inches. Kenansville received the least with 0.38 of an
inch. Diought conditions along the entire citrus region ranged from
moderate on the east coast to extreme on much of the west coast.
'The section of severe drought in central Florida expanded. Drought
conditions were as indicated by the U.S. Drought Monitor last
updated April 17, 2012. The Valencia harvest continued to average
over 5 million boxes weekly. Abundant fruit of various sizes were
visible on trees as the new crop progressed. Harvesting and young
tree care were the primary grove activities.


5/2/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:46 AM
Set: 8:01 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 15 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 4:29 PM
Set: 3:55 AM
Overhead: 10:36 PM
Underfoot: 10: 10AM
Moon Phase
83%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
10:10 AM-12:10 PM
10:36 PM-12:36 AM
Minor Times
3:55 AM 4:55 AM
4:29 PM-5:29 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone.
UTC: -4
5/3/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:45 AM
Set: 8:02 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 17 mins;
Moon Data
Rise: 5:34 PM
Set: 4:34 AM
Overhead: 11:30 PM
Underfoot: 11:02 AM
Moon Phase
91%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
11:02AM'- 1:02 PM
11:30 PM 1:30 AM
Minor Times
4:34 AM 5:34 AM
5:34 PM-6:34 PM
Solunar Rating
Good
Time Zone
UTC: -4


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252008CA000196
CITY OF WAUCHULA,
126 South Seventh Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873,
Plaintiff,
vs.
VS.
ROY ALLEN BROWN a/k/a ROY
A. BROWN a/k/a ROY A.
BROWN, TRUSTEE, and SAN-
DRA KAY BROWN a/k/a SANDRA
K. BROWN

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE'
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTES CHAPTER 45
NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur-
suant to a SUMMARY FINAL
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S
FEES AND COSTS dated April 16,
2012, in the above styled cause, I
will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the Hardee
County Courthouse, on the sec-
ond floor hallway outside of
Room 202, 417 West Main Street,
Wauchula, FL, at 11:00 A.M. on
May 9, 2012, the following-
described property as set forth In
said SUMMARY FINAL JUDG-
MENT OF FORECLOSURE AND
TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES
AND COSTS, to wit:

Lot 7 and the South one-
half of Lot 6 of Block "A" of
Foster's Addition to the
City of Wauchula, as per
Plat Book 1, page 2-42 of
the Public Records of
Hardee County, Florida.
Parcel Id: 09-34-25-0270-
0000A-0006
Commonly known as: 735
South 6th Avenue,
Wauchula FL 33873
Dated this 18 day of April, 2012.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court
Hardee County, Florida
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT: If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation In order to participate In
this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830,
(863) 534-4686, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, op immediately upon
receiving this notification If the
time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; If
you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
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All I am I owe to my mother.
I attribute all my success in
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and physical education I re-
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252012CP000034 '

IN RE: ESTATE OF
LAWRENCE J. RAKER,
Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of LAWRENCE J. RAKER,
deceased, whose date of death
was March 21, 2011; File Number
252012CP000034, Is pending In
the Circuit Court for Hardee
County, Florida, Probate Division,
the address of which Is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873. The names and
addresses of the Personal Repre-
sentative, and the Personal
Representative's attorney areset '
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons haying claims
or demands against decedent's,
estate, on whom a copy of this.
notice is required to be served,
must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THE LATER OF
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIR-
TY DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF
SERVICE OF A COPY OF THIS
NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against dece-
dent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH-
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA. PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE,'
-ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of.first publication of
this notice Is: April 26, 2012.
Signed on April 2, 2012.
JAMES RAYBURN
Personal Representative
193 Gary Avenue
Oak Hill, FL 32759
Robert D. Hines
Attorney for Personal
Representative:'
Email: rhlnes@hnh-law.com
Florida Bar No. 0413550
Hines Norman Hines, P.L.
1312 W. Fletcher Avenue
Suite B
Tampa, FL 33612
Telephone: 813-265-0100

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What You Need To Know About

A Common Health Problem


According to the Society of bleeding
Interventional Radiology, 20,to (This
40 percent of women, age 35 Pe
and older, have uterine fibroids Pa
of a significant size. Learning Pa
mre' about these common, course
benign growths-and how they B]
affect women's health-can be a a frequ
smart idea. Pr
Q: What are uterine fibroids? leading
A: Uterine fibroids develop bloating
in the muscular wall of the A]
uterus, ranging in size from a men.
quarter of an inch to larger than Q: "
a cantaloupe. Occasionally, A: 1
they can cause the uterus to tion (U
grow to the size of a five-month ine art
pregnancy. Uterine fibroids are formed
the most frequent indication for radiolc
hysterectomy in premenopausal trained
women, other t
Q: What are the typical minim
symptoms? The
A: Most fibroids don't cause while
symptoms-only 10-20 percent but.sed
of women who have fibroids It does
require treatment. Depending thesiaa
on size, location and number of tal stay
fibroids, they may cause: medical
Heavy, prolonged menstru- trol sw
al periods and unusual monthly lowing


Reducing.
Obesity takes the blame for advanI
many of today's health issues, ogy, d
and here's a new .one: Being and
extremely overweight can raise CRNA
the risk of complications from handle
anesthesia, according to the might
American Association of Nurse Con
Anesthetists (AANA), the pro- only
fessional organization repre- anesth
senting more than 44,000 nurse involve
anesthetists. maria
In recent decades, obesity has The
become much .niore. common, begins
Studies show that in the United assess
States, three out of 10 adults patient
aged 20 and older are obese, surgery
which equals more than 60 mil- risk
lion people. Add in people who anesth
are overweight but not obese, encoui
and 65 percent of the adult pop- anesth
ulation is considered to have a the day
weight problem, health
"Obese patients face many help n
possible anesthesia challenges," rience
said Lisa Thiemann, CRNA, particu
MNA, senior director of Pro- profes
fessional Practice for the the fol
AANA. "However, I'm happy R
to report that due to ongoing esthesi


ng, sometimes with clots
can lead to anemia.)
elvic pain and pressure
ain in the back and legs
ain during sexual inter-
ladder pressure leading to
lent urge to urinate
pressure on the bowel,
g to constipation and
Lg
normally enlarged abdo-
How are fibroids treated.
Uterine fibroid emboliza-
JFE),,also known as uter-
ery embolization, is per-
i by an interventional
)gist, a physician who is
A to perform this and
ypes of embolization and
ally invasive procedures.
procedure is performed
the patient is conscious-
lated and feeling no pain.
not require general anes-
and.usually only a hospi-
y of one night. Painkilling
nations and drugs that con-
'elling are prescribed fol-
g the procedure.


According to the American
College of Obstetricians and
Gynecologists, UFE is "safe
and effective." Women can and
should be confident about their
decision to consider UFE as a
treatment option: An ultrasound
or MRI diagnostic test will help
an interventional radiologist to
determine if a woman is a can-
didate.
Interventional radiology is a
recognized medical specialty by
the American Board of Medical
Specialties. Interventional radi-
ologists complete preliminary
training in diagnostic radiology
and advanced training in vascu-
lar and interventional radiology.
Q: Where can. I learn more?
A: For information on UFE
or interventional radiology,
visit the SIR website at
www.SIRweb.org.
Women seeking treatment for
fibroids should learn all their
treatment options. To determine
if UFE is an option, many con-
sult an interventional radiolo-
gist.


Surgery Risks
ces ih anesthesia tecnnol- of sires._ on the breathing sys-
Irugs, practice standards tem of obese patients. Other
professional education, respiratory concerns include
ks.are well" prepared to asthma and sleep apnea.
e any complications that Cardiac Increased inci-
arise." device of heart disease is a com-
nplications most com- mon -problem associated with
associated with. giving obesity.
esia to obese palienrts Hypertension Many
e airway and respiratory, obese patients suffer from high
;ement. blood pressure.
anesthesia process Coexisting disease/condi-
with the preanesthetic tions -- Obese patients may
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Four Strategies For Conquering The

Fear, Returning To The Classroom


Once you have determined
that completing your degree is
the best way to achieve your life
goals, you've probably done
your research. You've figured
out how to make the time, how
to.pay for school and what
degree to pursue. One thing,
however, may still be holding
you back-fear.
It can be scary walking into a
classroom full of strangers.
What if things are completely
different from when you last set
foot on a campus? What if
everyone in the class is in their
teens and you can't relate?,
"Being nervous about return-
ing to college is not necessarily
a -bad thing," said Dr. Mary
Hawkins, president of Bellevue
University. "Your apprehension
shows your desire ,to do well.
More than 2.5 million people
over the age of.. 30 currently
attend college in'the U.S. Don't
let fear take away the chance to
accomplish the new goals
you've set for yourself."
Research The Learning
Environment
"Familiarizing yourself with
the situation will help alleviate
some of the tension," Dr.
Hawkins suggests. A good place
to start is the National Center for
Education Statistics at
nces.ed.gov. The site's College
Navigator tool allows you to


search more than 7,000 schools
and view enrollment statistics,
including age breakdown, on
each. This will give you a good
picture of whether the school
you are considering attracts
more adult learners or more tra-
ditional students.
Speak With Current
Students and Alumni
,Next, call the schools at the
top of your list and ask for
referrals to students who have
taken or are currently enrolled
in the program you might enter.
"This is the best way to get a
firsthand account of the experi-
ence you will have," Dr.
Hawkins continued. "Students
and alumni have nothing to gain
or lose by being honest about
their experiences. Make sure to
speak to more than one individ-
ual to get a more balanced view
of the student experience."
If you feel more comfortable
with an indirect route, you can
pose your questions to any
alumni groups the school may
have on social networks such as
Facebook or Linkedln.
Consider Online Learning
If the classroom is too intim-
idating still, look into online
learning, which you can com-
plete -from the comfort of your
own home.
"Due to responsibilities, in-
cluding family, work and com-


munity commitments, many
working adults find this way of
learning is the right fit," Dr.
Hawkins said. "If you are con-
sidering this option, include
both students who have studied
online and in class in your
research so you can compare
how the experiences vary."
Give Yourself A Deadline
Simply putting your plan in
writing or talking about it out
loud can give you the momen-
tum and accountability to get
moving. Give yourself as much
time as you need but set a firm
deadline. Determine a specific,
.date by which you plan to begin
your coursework. Tell family
and friends who, you feel, will
be supportive. You can also put
your plan into writing at
www.makeithappennow.org,
which offers expert advice on
staying motivated.
"Remember, most of your
classmates will be as nervous as
you are," Hawkins said. "Much
like going to the gym after
years. away or going to the doc-
tor for your yearly checkup, the
anticipation is often worse than
the actual experience."
Don't let fear liold you back;
once you overcome it, you are
'on your way to a mpre promis-
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Letter to Editor

Rains, Flowers Came

After Joey's Accident


Dear Editor:
I need to set the story straight
now before any more time pass-
es since the loss of a fine father,
son, brother, cousin, uncle and
friend Joseph "Joey" Mose-
ley. I have heard rumors of
reports and articles in various
media that state Joey was not
wearing a helmet when his life
was lost on Wednesday, April
18, 2012. This is not the truth
and do not believe sources using'
incomplete information.
Joey was wearing his helmet
when this unfortunate event
occurred. He was also wearing
his boots as the report should
also show they were missing.
These items were separated


from him during the course of
the events that ensured when his
bike left the road. All of these
items have been recovered from
various locations around. the
scene. The accident report will
be amended when the investiga-
tion concludes.
This loss has beep felt by
many, and I would like to point
out some observations' I have
made in the past week that have
helped me get through just a bit.
"I don't remember how long-
since the last time it rained here,
but the day after this happened
it rained every day for thrde
days and then turned colder. On
Monday I noticed the flowers
'blooming-all around the house.


"I felt in my mind this sym-
bolized the Angels watching
over him feeling our pain and
crying with us; the cold repre-
sented the warmth of his smile
that we would no longer see in
person and the flowers.remind-
ed us there was hope things
would someday be received."
I thank God for this small
comfort he sent to me.
I would like to share a letter I
wrote to Joey after his death
(see below), just a glimmer of
what those close to him knew, a
smali\ piece for those that did
not have the pleasure of meet-
ing him in person.
Thank you,
Ed Sockalosky and
The family of Joseph
Fred "Joey" Moseley

We turn not older with
years, but newer every day.
-Emily Dickinson


Joey,
I have been truly blessed by you being a
part of my life for ihe past 18 short years. I
will miss you severely for the rest of my days
for sure. But, youhave left me with a great
many, memories that I will cherish forever.
Your light will continue to shine through your
family andfriends in their hearts and soul,
by this your children will know you far into
the future.
You became a great man and I am proud
to have loved you as a son and a friend. As I
listen to many of your friends I find you had
a way of touching the lives of everyone you met. I could see you were a caring, com-
passionate and responsible person rare qualities in these times. My father was much
like this and I respected him very much and with this being said "I have the utmost
respect for you". I respect your courage to stand up for what is right no matter the
cost to you as most people go with the crowd because they don't want to get involved.
I know of many times you went out of your way to help someone you didn't even know.
Great men do what is right even when no one is watching you certainly did.
You have my solemn promise av you know that I will take good care of your mother
and the rest of your family as you would do the same for me. One day we will meet
again and you know better than to ask me What are you up to?".
You will hold a place in my heart always,
Ed

To everyone else,
Joey's physical presence may have left us but his true presence will return every time
we smile, laugh or cry with a passing thought of him. I know this will be true for me
and there will be much time passed before the crying turns to a smile or laugh but
know it will come. He would want us to go on with life and be happy. I will do my
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HELP KIDS PLAY HOOPS


COURTESY PHOTO
Several youth basketball teams, including the Attack, the Dragons and the Wildfire, have
been busy learning basketball skills from High School varsity assistants Carl Brown and
Travis Bone. A group of seventh and eighth grade boys, seen above flanked by Head
Coach Vance Dickey (back left) and Brown (back right) have been playing competitive.
The players are (in no particular order) Marco DeLeon, Isaac Flores, Levi Lovett, Liven-
son Metayer, Ryan Moore, Boone Paris, Alex Rodriguez, Djes Youte and Wyatt Ziegler.
A steak dinner fundraiser next Thursday, May 3 will help fund the summer program for
these youth. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained from Coach Dickey at
vdickeyl 1@gmail.com. The dinners, including steak, baked potato, green beans, roll
and dessert can be picked up from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Riverview Heights Missionary Bap-
tist Church just east of Wauchula.


RELAY
Continued From 1A


COURTESYPHOTO
Families will enjoy the games and contests, including such imaginative challenges as
seeing who can get the most cheese puffs to stick to the whipped-cream-covered face
of a friend. ,
IT OtREY HT


FIREWORKS
Continued From 1A
more than $10,000 is raised the
additional money would be
spent on other forms of enter-
tainment that day or donated to
the Pioneer Park museum.
Hash said Hardee County
Fire-Rescue and the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office have.
agreed to staff the event with
volunteers.
He said the Builders Associ-
ation wants to make the fire-
works show a community
event, and not fund it with ad
valorem:tax dollars.
"Let's not let this thing die,"
he said. "We need to keep the
tradition alive and not make
people drive out of town to see
fireworks."
Commissioner Dale Johnson
said he appreciated the group
taking on the project, and the
rest of the' commissioners
shared his feelings.
The commission agreed to let
the group use the Pioneer Park
facilities at no cost.
If you are interested in mak-
ing a donation, call Hash at
781-2178. '



STill TIMES
Continued From 1A
member to $104,515 for sheriff
and about $134,000 for judge.
County offices up for election
are clerk of court, sheriff, prop-
erty appraiser, tax collector,
schools superintendent, elec-
tions supervisor, County Com-
mission districts 1, 3 and. 5,
county judge and School Board
districts 2 and 3.
A fingernail or toenail takes
about 6 months to grow
from base to tip.

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


Don't Fall For Foreign

Lottery Fraud


Each year, organized groups
of criminals target and _victim-
ize thousands. of Americans by
telephone, e-mails and through
the mail-but you can protect
yourself and your family.
The United States Postal
Inspection Service .has docu-
mented over $42 million in loss-
es from this type of fraud. In
some cases, people have lost
their homes and their savings by
chasing the dream of a big "lot-
tery jackpot."
Inspector Paul Krenn advises,
"One of the main techniques
scammers use is a foreign lot-
tery scam, where they tell you to
send money to pay for taxes or
fees. If you've received a sus-
pected fraud via mail or if the
mail was used to continue a
crime started online; over the
phone or in person, report it to
The U.S. Postal Inspection
Service."
What To Watch Out For
Here are a few facts and signs
to consider:
Scammers are using new
techniques, such 'as- legitimate
mailing lists and new technolo-
gy. They "spoof" caller ID to
make it look as if they're calling
from the U.S. or even a govern-
ment agency.
Older consumers, especial-
ly shut-ins, are often a favorite
target for foreign lottery fraud.
Look out for checks written or
money wired internationally; a
telephone that rings constantly;


or a stack of lottery or sweep-
stakes entries;
Scammers are constantly
updating their methods. One of
their latest tricks is to convince
you that you've won a foreign
lottery and all you need to do is
wire a small processing fee (rel-
ative to the gigantic prize).
Don't you'll never see that
money again.
Beware of calls from for-
eign countries, especially if
they're calling an elderly per-
son.
If you or a loved one
receives an unsolicited offer,
hang up the phone or delete the
e-mail.
Don't give out personal or
financial information to anyone
over the Internet or phone.
. Never wire or send money
to anyone, anywhere, who says
you have won a foreign lottery.
Don't let anyone pressure
you into making an immediate
decision.
Never purchase anything
until you get all information in
writing.
Where To Get Help
To help people recognize and
prevent frauds and scams, The
U.S. Postal Inspection Service
set up a website, www.deliver-
ingtrust.com. At the site, you
can educate yourself, share the
information with family and
friends, and report suspected
fraud sent through the U.S.
mail.


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someone recognized wiser than oneself.



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4 'Free' Fishing


Days Start April 7


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Association District 11 Solo & Ensemble Festival at Braden River High School. Sixteen sev-
enth- and eighth-grade students represented HJH well by earning either superior or excel-
lent ratings on their performances. Pictured (from left, first row) areAracelis Velasco, expel-
lent, Danielle Weeks, excellent; Dominique Murphy, excellent; Faith Hodges, superior;
Rebeca Espinoza, excellent; and Azucena Lopez, superior and excellent; (second row)
Terry Yanes, excellent; Emelle Wolgast, superior; James Gibson, superior and excellent;
Rosaura Guldo, excellent; Brand! Swearingen, excellent; and Mikayla Crayton,. excellent;
(back) Jonathan Martin, excellent; Augustine Morales, superior; and Alex Lopez, superior
and excellent; not pictured, Damaris Arana, superior.

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other room and read a book.
-Groucho Marx
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advantage of the first of four
license-free fishing days sched-
uled for this summer in Florida.
"Fishing is a great way to enjoy
Florida's beautiful outdoors,
great weather and a wonderful
day with family and friends,"
Cov. Rick Scott said. "License-
free fishing days are the perfect
opportunity to discover the fun
and excitement of fishing and
Florida's great outdoors."
The days are perfect chances
for parents, who don't yet have
a.license, to take youth fishing,
ornfor avid anglers to introduce
a friend to the recreational pur-
suit without having to purchase
a license.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife
Conservation Commission
spread out the opportunities this
year so more people will be
able to head for their favorite
lakes and/ rivers or saltwater
destinations on designated'
days. The first is this Saturday.
Florida residents and non-resi-
dents, mark. these Saturdays on
your calendar for 2012:
April 7 Freshwater
June 2 Saltwater
June 9 Freshwater
Sept. 1 Saltwater,
The April 7 date occurs dur-
ing a productive freshwater
fishing period 'hvien the*weath-
er is usually comfortable. Plus it
is Easter weekend, and many,
people like to fill the weekend
with a variety of activities with
family or friends.
The June 2 free saltwater
fishing day coincides with the
first weekend of Gulf red snap-
per season and National Fishing
& Boating Week, which means
There will be lots o other relat-
Sed activities going on, too.
The June 9 date for freshwa- *
ter fishing also coincides with
Sthe last day of National Fishing
S& Boating Week. Last year, 38.
states had at least one license-
free fishing day during this
annual event.
Sept. .1 is the Saturday of
Labor Day Weekend, when lots
of people have time to recreate
and celebrate the traditional


end-ot-summer holiday. / In
addition, bay scallops, lobster
and snook will be open for har-
vest on this date. /
All other bag limit, season


and size restrictions apply on
these dates. The license-free
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
There will be a joint meeting of the
BOARD of COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
and the
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
To consider a Development Order on an application
for Development Approval for a Development of Re-
gional Impact (DRI) Substantial Deviation and approv-
ing a Master Mining and Reclamation Plan and a
Major Special Exception Use Permit Application filed
by CF Industries, Inc. for the
Hardee Phosphate Complex-South Pasture Mine
Extension
Thursday; June 28, at 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter at the Hardee CountyBoard of
County Commission Chambers, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
Copies of the documents relating to these reports are avail-
able for public inspection during regular office hours at of-
fice of the Hardee County Mining Coordinator, 110 South
Ninth Avenue, Wauchula, Florida, Monday through Friday
between the hours of 8:00 AM. and 3:00 P.M. All interested
persons shall have the right to be heard. In. rendering its
decision the Board shall rely solely on testimony that is rel-
evant and material. Although minutes of the Public Hearing
will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision
made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter.
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 publichearing.
Minor Bryant, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners 4:26c
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INVITATION TO BID
HARDEE COUNTY
RECORDS STORAGE BUILDING
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 and materials to complete
construction of a record storage building at the Hardee County Courthouse as specified in
the Scope of Services 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 Tuesday. June 5. 2012. at 2:00 P.M. local time. at which time they will be publicly
opened by the County Purchasing Director or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received
after the time specified will not be accepted.
The BIDS shall be based on providing all materials, equipment and labor for the construc-
tion of the Hardee County Records Storage Building. The Contractor shall be respon-
sible for providing all materials, equipment and labor necessary for the construction of the
building; and site work as necessary to complete the project per the plans and specifica-
tions. Contract Documents (drawings and specifications) may be examined and/or pur-
chased at the office of the Purchasing Director, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.
or prospective bidders may request an electronic copy (compact disc) of the documents
for the non-refundable amount of Fifty and 00/100 Dollars ($50.00). Checks shall be
made payable to Hardee County Board of County Commissioners.
BIDDERS shall confine their BIDS to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not be.con-
sidered.. Each BIDDER shall submit with this BID evidence that he is licensed to perform
the work and services or qualified by examination to be so licensed.
NOTE: MANDATORY PRE-BID MEETING: A. MANDATORY pre-bid meeting will be held
on May 14, 2012 at 2:00 P.M. at the Public Works Conference Room, 205 Hanchey Road,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. ONLY THOSE CONTRACTORS IN ATTENDANCE SHALL BE
ELIGIBLE TO BID. Bid Documents should be obtained prior to the Pre-Bid Meeting and
are required for Bid Submittal.

Each BID shall be accompanied by a certified check or by an acceptable (according to the
Department of Treasury, Circular 570) BID BOND in an amount equal to at least five (5)
percent of the amount of the BID payable to the Board of County Commissioners,
Hardee County, Florida, as a guarantee that if the BID is accepted the BIDDER will execute
the CONTRACT and file acceptable PERFORMANCE AND PAYMENT SURETY BONDS
equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten (10) days after written
notice of the AWARD OF CONTRACT. No bidder may withdraw its BID for a period of
ninety (90) days after the date of Bid opening.
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
RECORDS, STORAGE BUILDING. Recommendation to the Board of County Commis-
sioners will be determined at a later date Hardee County is an Equal Opportunity Em-
ployer..
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 theaward of the Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend
beyond sixty (60) calendar days from the Bid opening date.
inor Bryant, Chairman
rdee County Board of County Commissioners 4:26c


CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The General Pension Advisory Committee of the City of Wauchula will hold a
.Meeting on Thursday May 3, 2012 at 10:30am or as soon thereafter as it reasonably
can be held. Items on the agenda are as follows: Update on Pension fund, and any
other business that may come before the Committee.
The meetings will be held at the Administrative Building located at 126 South
7th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission
hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the
City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, hewill need a
record of the. proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verba-
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upon which the appeal is to be based.
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With 2012 well under way,
many Medicare beneficiaries
have some experience using
their health care benefits and
may be starting to realize what
they-like and dislike about
their coverage. By keeping a
few points in mind and making
some adjustments in how they
access care, beneficiaries could
enjoy improved health and more
monev in their pockets in 2012.


"For the nearly 13 million,
beneficiaries enrolled in a
Medicare Advantage plan, tak-
ing stock of the benefits avail-
able to them will help ensure
that they're making the most of
their coverage this year," said
Dr. Rhonda Randall, chief med-
ical officer of UnitedHealthcare
Medicare & Retirement, which
serves more than 9 million
members through its portfolio of


How The Global Economy Will

Transform Working And Learning


For U.S. workers, holding a
series of jobs with multiple
employers is replacing the tradi-
tional, decades long career
with a single company and
that can be good news for you.
To win these positions in a glob-
al market, workers must em-
brace ,new technology and skills
and become lifelong learners.
A new book by the vice pres-
ident and managing director of
Apollo Research Institute de-
scribes the shifting nature of
work and careers in America. In
"Sodiety 3.0: How Technology
Is Reshaping Education, Work
and Society," Dr. Tracey Wilen-
Daugenti explains how the inter-
national business environment
will transform old ideas of hir-
ing, worker skill requirements
and career planning, while
inspiring solo entrepreneurs to
innovate in profitable new ways.
"Globalization now affects all
workers and businesses," says
Dr. Wilen-Daugenti. A former
Silicon Valley executive, she
notes that videoconferences, vir-
tual teams and other technology-
based collaboration tools will
improve .efficiency and cut
costs. Cultural competence and
the ability to build trust in these
new environments will be prime
traits for leaders of international
work groups.
Another new global work-
force reality: American employ-
ees face overseas competition.
"Significant gaps exist between
the skills workers offer and
those employers require,"' says


Dr. Wilen-Daugenti. If this
deficit persists, U.S. companies
risk losing business and
American job to foreign
firms with better-educated staff.
Workers must make, continuing
skill renewal and education a
priority to master an evolving
job market.
As an alternative to serial
employment, more people will
go solo or launch small busi-
nesses. Self-employment has
been rising-even during the
recent downturn-as baby
boomers choose freelancing or
business ownership over tradi-
tional retirement. "America's
smallest firms and startups cre-
ate the 'most jobs during reces-
sions, provide half the nation's
nonfarm GDP and have provid-
ed many of its brightest tech-
nology success stories," notes
Dr. Wilen-Daugenti.
Education fuels the entrepre-
neurial mind-set; 95 percent of
surveyed company founders
held bachelor's degrees and just
. under half held master's
degrees. "By starting or resum-
ing their higher education,
workers can keep their skill sets
competitive or explore inde-
pendent careers," says Dr.
Wilen-Daugenti. "Whether they
work for themselves or not,
they will be better able to inno-
vate and develop their potential
while seizing opportunities in
tomorrow's global economy."
For more information about
Society 3.0, visit www.apol-
loresearchinstitute.org.
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Medicare plans. "Many Medi-
care beneficiaries are pleasantly
surprised when they discover all
the ways their plan can help
them stay healthy and improve
their quality of life."
According to Dr. Randall, the
following tips can help enrollees
maximize their coverage in
2012:
S1. Leverage the plan's addi-
tional benefits. Medicare Ad-
vantage .plans cover all of the
preventive services covered by
Original Medicare, such as cer-
tain cancer screenings and an-,
annual wellness checkup, usu-
ally at no additional out-of-
pocket cost to the member.
Many Medicare Advantage
plans also provide additional
benefits that can help benefi-
cia_ries maintain or enhance
their health, such as gym mem-
berships, disease management
programs and 24/7 access to
registered nurses.
2. Take advantage of cost
savings on prescription drugs.
Beneficiaries enrolled in. a
Medicare Advantage plan that
includes drug coverage should
check their plan details to see if
they could save money on their
prescriptions, such as by using
mail-order pharmacy benefits,
switching to generic or lower-
tier drugs or taking advantage
of special programs available
with some plans.
3. Stay in network as much
as possible. Most Medicare
Advantage plans negotiate spe-
cial pricing with doctors and
pharmacies, which translates
into lower-costs for members.,
Beneficiaries should use in-net-
work doctors and pharmacies to
help save money.
4. Look for extra plan dis-
counts on everyday health care
items and services. Medicare
Advantage enrollees can rack
up valuable savings by taking
advantage of discounts on
things they already use, such as
hearing aids.
5. Plan yearly health care
expenses with the out-of-pocket
maximum in mind. Unlike
Original Medicare, Medicare
Advantage plans are required to
cap their members' annual out-
of-pocket expenses. In 2012,


the maximum amount a Med-
icare Advantage enrollee can be
asked to pay out of pocket for
in-network medical services is
$6,700. This cap on health care
costs can give beneficiaries the
peace of mind of knowing that
expenses associated with an
unexpected illness or hospital-
ization are limited.
By taking a proactive ap-
proach to their health care cov-
erage, beneficiaries can lower
their costs and enjoy enhanced
health and well-being in 2012.
For ongoing updates, tips and
reminders about Medicare, ben-
eficiaries can visit Medicare-
MadeClear.com, "like" Medi-
care Made Clear on Facebook
or follow @MedicareClear on
Twitter. More information is
also available at www.Medi-
care.gov.


Get Rid Of Old Meds

Safely This Saturday


By MACHELLE DOLLAR
For The Herald-Advocate
If you are. working on that
"Spring Cleaning," be sure to
save any unwanted, unused or
expired medications for The
National Prescription Take
Back Event this Saturday!
Last year,. Hardee County
held two prescription pill drop-
offs at multiple locations.
While there was public par-
ticipation, the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office, the municipal
police departments, Zolfo
Springs Substation and the
Hardee Alliance for Substance
Abuse & Pregnancy Prevention
programs are hoping for a larg-
er turnout this time around.
The reason for holding such
an event is to help protect and


keep Hardee County a safer
community. Too often prescrip-
tion drugs are misused. This
event offers community mem-
bers the chance to get rid of any
and all medications anony-
mously and with no questions
asked.
. The pill drop-off will take
place this Saturday *from 10
a.m. until 2 p.m. at,the follow-
ing locations:
Hardee County Sheriff's
Office, 900 E. Summit St.,
Wauchula.
Wauchula Police Depart-
ment, 128 S. Seventh Ave.
Bowling Green Police De-
partment, 104 E. Main St.
Zolfo Springs Substation,
104 Fifth St. E.


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PAGE ONE


'Cats In District Action


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The seventh-inning rally fell
just one run short.
The Hardee Wildcat- varsity
baseball team scored six times
in a unique last-ditch rally at
Fort Meade last Wednesday, but
lost 9-8 despite their efforts.
This week is Class 5A, Dis-
trict 10 playoffs. Hardee started
out with the early game Tues-
day, facing top-seeded Lake
Wales, the only district team
Hardee has not been able to
master yet this season. Second
seeded Auburndale and third-
seeded Teneroc played the
Tuesday late game. Hardee split



CAPTAIN CITRUS


with both these teams during
the season.
Hardee had two games sched-
uled last week, but the Senior
Night game Thursday against
Avon Park was rained out and
will not be rescheduled. Seniors
Ramiro Briones, Dawson
Crawford, Deonte Evans, Dylan
Farr, Dalton Hewett, Justin
Knight, Carter Lambert, Mikey
Retana, Wintz Terrell and
Murrell Winter will be honored
at a later date.
Hardee had a slow start at
Fort Meade last week. With two
away, Knight and Terrell were
both hit by pitches but the in-
ning ended with a Luke Palmer


fielder's choice. Soph hurler
Kris Johnson set the Miners
down, four up, three down.
The Wildcats got on the
board in the second inning.
Crawford gained first on an
error and second on the over-
throw, but was out on a Justin
Forrester fielder's choice to get
the lead runner. Forrester, went
to third on a Cody Spencer hit
down the right field line and
scored on an error on an Evans
hit. Spencer' and Evans were
stranded.
The Miners evened the score
in the home half of the second
on a hit, overthrow, walk and
another overthrow. It was 1-1.


COURTESY PHOTO
Second graders at Wauchula Elementary School recently enjoyed a visit with Captain Citrus.
The youngsters learned about the nutritional value of citrus and about what the citrus indus-
try does for the state. They also sampled some fruit.


Hardee was three up. three
down in the third frame. while.
Fort Meade batted around to
plate five runs on a couple of
walks.pair of doubles and pair
of singles. It was 6-1.
There was no score in the
fourth inning. Hardee got going
again in the fifth. Knight drew a
walk. and raced home on a
Terrell double up the middle.
He was out trying to stretch it to
i. triple. It was 6-2. Fort Meade
left one runner stranded.
In Hardee's sixth inning,
Palmer was safe on an error and
out on a Lambert fielder's
choice. He was left on base
when the third out occurred.
The Miners broke loose in the
bottom of the sixth on a walk,
hit batsman, sacrifice and pair
of hits to pad their advantage by
three, runs, 9-2.
The 'Cats weren't ready to
concede. Reserve Jacob Bolin
opened with a walk, and Evans,
Farr and Knight all took a walk
too. Terrell was hit by a pitch
and Palmer and Crawford were
both safe on errors; Lambert
singled and Forrester was hit by
a pitch. The first six batters
scored, making it a 9-8 game.
A pitching change gave
momentum back to Fort Meade,
which used a pair of pop-ups
and a strikeout to end the game
with the 9-8 victory.


The average person falls
asleep in seven minutes.

In addition to the phono-
graph, Thomas Edison gets
credit for inventing wax
paper and an electric rail-
way car.

In England in:1558, beards
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their length.

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Cruz Garcia Top


Hardee Trackster


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
'He was one spot away from
going to state.
Cruz Garcia performed his
personal best to go from sixth
place in the District 10 meet to
fifth at regionals in Titusville
last week. He improved his dis-
cus throw from 133-02 to 137-
06 to be the highest place for
the Hardee contingent at reg-
ionals. Unfortunately, only the
top four qualify for state.
Hardee placed two others in
the t6p six in their events. The
boys 4x800-meter relay team,
which had placed second at the
district meet with a time of
8:36.51, improved to 8:30.84 to
place sixth under the stiff com-
petition at regionals. On the
squad are seniors Augustine
Ancelmo and Reimundo "Rey"
Garcia, junior Christian Mo-
ralez and soph Brandon Beatty.
Soph Lucious Everett placed
eighth in the preliminaries 'at
16.26 and moved up to sixth in
th'e finals of the 110-meter hur-
dles, with a 16.49, slow for him;
as he won the district event with
16.17.
Rey Garcia finished tied for
ninth with Kevin Muilles of
Bishop Verot, with both at 11-
06.00. He was also lIth in the
800-meter run in a time of
2:07.58.
Adson Delhomme was 13th
in the shot put, with a 39-11.00,
not quite as good as his
41.00.00 in the districts, where
he placed fourth.
. Finally, the boys 4x400 relay
team of Tony Moreno, Maxon
Delhomme, Ancelmo and Rey
Garcia placed 12th overall in
3:41.86.
The boys team tied 17th over-
all of the 26th participating,.
with points only for ranking 8th
or under in an event. Immoka-
lee won the team event, ahead
of St. Pete Lakewood and


Astronaut.
The best finish for the Hardee
girls was in the pole vault,
where junior Febe Murillo and
soph Hannah Grisinger tied for
10th with a leap of 7-00.00.
The 4x800 team of Murillo,
soph Alejandra "Alie" Solis,
senior Benda Zamora and soph
Stephanie Perez placed 12th in
a time of 11:37.09. For the
squad of juniors Adna Metayer
and Andrea Castaneda and
sophs Dee Dee Metayer and
Bailey Carlton, it was a 16th
place in the 4x400 relay.
Soph Carlton and freshman
Thompson placed 13-14 in the
high jump at 4-04 and 4-02
respectively. The winner, Jennie
Carmody of Satellite cleared 5-
04.00. Thompson was also 13th
in the 100-meter hurdles at
18.44.
In the 1,600-meter run, Mu-
rillo placed 14th at 5:59.83 and
Solis was 15th at 6:15.19. For
the 800-meter run, it was
Murillo 13th at 2:42.74 and
Zamora 15th at 2:49.83. Solis
was 13th overall in the 3,200-
meter run at 14:19.22.




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Local College Student Receives Award Former Hardee Countian Now Rapper


For Project On Mining Vs. Ecotourism
South Florida Community and would think to myself that
College student Rito Melendez it couldn't be the only way.
was chosen to receive the Cam- "Then," he added, "I would
pus Compact Newman Civics look into these deep holes we'd
Fellows Award. created in the ground, and I'd
The award honors inspiring wonder what would happen to
college-student leaders who the earth once all of the nutri-
have demonstrated an invest- ents were pulled out of it. I just
ment in finding solutions for wanted to help make people
challenges facing communities more conscious of the pros and
throughout the country. cons of mining, and try to show
Melendez was nominated Hardee County residents that
because of his volunteer work we have much more to offer."
with University of Miami eco- "Rito is an outstanding role
.nomics professor Dr. Richard model to all of our students, and
Weiskoff and his class, which Melendez the quality of his work on this
was studying economic options tions throughout Hardee project benefitted the college
other than phosphate mining County including Peace River, and the community," said Dr.
that could propel Hardee County Pioneer Park, Solomon's Castle Norm Stephens, president,
toward a more diversified and and Rasayana Cove, which SFCC.. "This experience pro-
balanced economy. Melendez offer not only local outdoor vided him with a valuable
coordinated a meeting with Dr. entertainment options for resi- learning experience and will
Weiskoff, 22 UM students, four dents but also the chance to surely benefit him in the future
SFCC students, and CF Indus- bring tourism into the county, in ways we can't even antici-
tries to discuss the positive The 17-minute video, "Call pate."
impact mining has on the of the Sandhill Crane," can be .Melendez graduates from
Hardee County economy. viewed on YouTube at you- SFCC next spring and plans to
Following the meeting, Dr. tube.com/watch?v=bMuEhcsS attend the University: of Central
Weiskoff, Melendez and the stu- KC4. ,, Florida. "My goal is to become
dents discussed other possible Melendez became interested an environmental engineer and
industries Hardee County could in the subject, because, he to work with mining' companies
offer to improve its economy, worked in the phosphate mines to help find ways to put things
including ecotourism. ; for four years before enrolling back into' the earth," he said.
Melendez then. coordinated at SFCC. "I always wondered if "This award will give me the
interviews for an educational there was another way to help opportunity to network, with
video about Hardee County. He Hardee County prosper," he others with the same interests
also served as assistant director said. "When I worked at the and develop new ideas. I'm
for the video, leading a UM mines, I would see !all of the honored to have been chosen.."
camera crew to various loca- equipment and mounds of dirt


Letter To The Editor

Jonathan Mills Family

Thanks Hardee County
Dear Editor: derful staff of the alpha and
It is with much gratitude in Omega Freedom. Ministries as
our hearts that we would like to well as Pastor Kenny Baker and
express our deepest apprecia- the caring members of New
tion to the citizens of Hardee Life Church of Wauchula
County and Wauchula for your May God bless \our commu-


kindness to our brother nity.
Jonathan Albert Mills during'...,,,,
the year> he lived in your midst.
-VWeare especially grateful to '"
Lorraine Gillespie and the won-


"Jefffand SherN Mills
Allen and Pat Mill's
Savannah. Ga.


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Many people coming from God shows everyone the light
small towns have dreams that to do what they're meant to
will take them far away. But not with their lives.
everyone believes those'dreams He has shown great talent by .
will come true. entering and winning many
Theo "Theolodge" Jones is showcases and being featured
not one of those people. in magazines and on websites.
Jones graduatedfrom Hardee Now he is going beyond just
Senior High School and then performing at showcases. Now
went off to the University of he will be performing on a
Central Missouri on a basketball nationwide tour. Xtreme Re-
scholarship. In 2006, his senior verb Headliner Tour. This tour
year of college. Jones audi- was set up by the head of
tioned for Bad Boy Records, a Xtreme iRadio. Tony Bravo.
record label founded by rapper Jones will be performing in
Sean "Diddy" Combs. about 12 cities throughout the
It was then he had to make a United States from June to
decision: to continue in college September. The cities will in-
and basketball or go into music. clude Orlando, Nashville, Balti-
As he was committed to his more, Detroit, San Antonio,
teammates and wanted to finish Dallas, Las Vegas, Los Angeles,
college, he chose basketball. and others which are still pend- Jones
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others and was chosen from a
panel of judges to be in the top
10, and then the fans voted for,
the winner.
The whole competition and
voting process took about six
weeks. He received close to
10,000 votes and won the entire
competition.
Theolodge, his artistic name,
is hoping this tour will gain him
more recognition and fans, as
he is hoping to become a well-
known and respected artist.
Jones would like to be among
the,elite of urban-style 'music.
He wants to provide good
music to the world.
Jones writes and performs
his own music.
Some of the websites you
can hear his music or just learn
more about him are reverbna-


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To help raise money for pro-
motional purposes and to pay
for studio time, Jones is selling
T-shirts and apparel on his
Facebook page. If you would
like to help support Jones on
this journey, you can send any
donations to P.O. Box 1426,
Bowling Green, FL 33834.
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release his new CD, "Who Got
Next," in September.
Jones hopes that by pursuing
his dream he can encourage
others to follow theirs. He
believes if you set your mind to
something you really want, then
you can accomplish it.
Jones also follows his motto,
"No Days Off' which means
he works as hard as he has to
and more to get to where he
wants to be in life.


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pound daughter Harmony Eliz-
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and Rocky Neal of Wauchula.
Paternal grandmother is Tracey
Grace of Fort Meade.
Birth announcements .will be
, .published free of charge within
,three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant-as
a newborn onlv-mav be added
at, no cost. Any other photo of
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it has been a part of his life since
he was a young child. In fact, he
says he has been committed to it
since 1994"'.
When he was in fourth grade,
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formed a drug-free song for his
school, and when he was in high
school he, was known as ,the
"freestyle guy" because he
would occasionally perform at
random for his classmates.
Also when he was young, he
and a few friends started their
own group. They called them-
selves As-,1 and his artistic name
was The 0.
Jones says he feels destined
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A Daily Thought

THURSDAY
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord! I
will be joyful in the God of
my salvation! The Sovereign
Lord is my strength.
Habakkuk 3:18-19a (NLT)

FRIDAY
And the grace of our Lord
overflowed for me, with the
faith and love that are in
Christ Jesus. This saying is
sure and worthy of full
acceptance, that Christ
Jesus came into the world to
save sinners.
Timothy 1:14-15a (RSV)

SATURDAY
Who among the gods is like
You, 0 Lord? Who is like
You-majestic in holiness,
awesome in.glory, working
wonders? ... In Your unfail-
ing love, You will lead the
people You have redeemed.
Exodus 15:11,13a (NIV)

SUNDAY
No man can justify himself
before God by a perfect per-
formance of the Law's
demands. ... everyone has
sinned, everyone falls short
of the beauty of God's plan.
... He is just God and He
justifies every man who has
faith in Jesus Christ.
Romans 3:20,23,26b (PME)

MONDAY'
The man who wants to do
right will get a rich reward;
but the man who wants to
get rich quick will quickly fail.
... Fear of man .is a danger-
ous trap, but to trust in God
means safety.
Proverbs 29:20,25 (TLB)

TUESDAY
Thus we have come to know
and believe the love which
God has for us. God is love:
he who dwells in love is
dwelling in God, and God in
him. We love because He
loved us first.
I John 4:16,19 (NEB)

WEDNE t ',6h
The sun will no longer be
your light for day, nor will the
.brightness from the moon
be your light; because the
Lord will be your light forev-
er, and Your God will be your
glory.
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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad-
vocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-Ad-
vocate ...
75 YEARS AGO
The new dining room of the
Florida Hotel was officially
opened last Sunday morning at
its location on West Main Street
in the Bostick building.
The Central Florida Canners
Inc., located on South Eighth
Avenue, is steadily canning
strawberries in one of the finest
sealed cans of this variety that
may be found on the market.
They have been working for
about two weeks on this project
and are making a big success of
it, this being the first' time
berries were canned at the can-
ning plant.
In a section titled "Ripley's
Believe It Or Not," it says that
Sunshine Grafton, the weather-
man, goes to jail every day the
sun fails to shine at Fort Myers,
Florida. He has spent two days
in jail in the last four years.
The year 1940 will mark the
100th anniversary of the
issuance of the first postage
stamp. The one-penny stamp
was issued by Great Britain in
1840 and bore a profile portrait
of the young Queen Victoria.
Sir Rowland Hill was the origi-
nator and organizer of the
penny post system.
50 YEARS AGO
Members of Bowling Green
Baptist Church will break
ground Sunday for a new, mod-
ern, air-conditioned sanctuary
to be built just north of the pre-
sent church. The building will
cost approximately $120,000
when completed and furnished.
Cucumber growers are pinch-
ing themselves to see if they are
dreaming. The long greens are
bringing about $9 a bushel to
the grower in Wauchula.
The annual M.E. Albritton
Easter egg hunt was Sunday
afternoon at. Mr. and Mrs.


Horace Albritton's in Bowlinmg
Green. The eggs were hidden
on the vacant lots behind their
home. After the eggs were
found, all enjoyed the afternoon
snack of boiled eggs, crackers,
pickles and punch.
Grady's Super Market on
U.S. 17 North is advertising
good prices for April 26-28.
Sliced bacon 45 cents a pound,
brisket or rib stew 29 cents a
pound, bananas 29 cents for
three pounds, and evaporated
milk 10 cents a can (limit of
three).
25 YEARS AGO
Rickey Dick's quick actions
at the scene of a Feb. 6 automo-
bile accident were nothing less
than heroic. Dick saved Edwin
L. Bogert's life after he suffered
a heart attack at the scene of the
accident. Now he has been cho-
sen by the state as Outstanding
Trooper of the Month, reported-
ly the first Hardee Countian to
be so honored.
Hardee County school bus
drivers steered their way to a
first-place win this past week-
end at a state competition
designed to test their, skill and
knowledge behind the wheel.
Each county was permitted to
enter five drivers and one alter-
nate. School bus drivers repre-
senting Hardee County were
Matt Scott, Betty Grimes, Faye
Davis, Agnes Grimes and Gail
Deuberry. Janice Bass served as
alternate.
Florida Special Olympics has
proclaimed May as Special
Olympics Month to recognize
the athletes, coaches and volun-
teers. who participate in the
statewide year-round program.
Hardee County will hold
Special Olympics Month activi-
ties beginning May I when new.
steering committee members
are recruited for the 1987-88
term.
Dora E. Norris of Zolfo
Springs will graduate with the
Florida Highway Patrol's 78th
Academy Class today
(Thursday), April 30, at 10 a.m.
in the Tallahassee Leon County


Civic Center. Upon graduation,
Norris will be permanently
assigned to Orlando.
10 YEARS AGO
Hardee High School's
Stephen Judah set his sights a
year ago and never waivered.
Competing in weightlifting this
season at 169 pounds, the
steady senior eclipsed the state
record in the bench press, then
broke it again. Along the way,
he came oh-so-close to being a
state champion, too.
Senior Carol Roberts and
junior Jessica Leupold dominat-
ed the field in the district tour-
nament held at Bartow last
week. Leupold won the num-
ber-one singles and joined with
Roberts for the number-one
doubles district championship.
The Hardee County Com-
mission on Friday approved the
pay grade for the new plan-
ner/mining coordinator posi-
tion. Doug Knight has been
hired for the job and is expect-
ing to begin work for the coun-
ty on or about May 1. Other
recent hirings by the County
Commission include: West
Palmer, who began work on
April 8 as permitting technician
working on phosphate mining
matters; Brent Stephens, began
Monday as county economic
development director; and Don
Faulkner, started April 17 as
information services technician
(computer-related.)
The elderly population of
Hardee County increased from
.2,962 in April of 1990 to 3,744
by April of 2000, according to
the U.S. Census Bureau. These
figures indicate that the number
of persons in Hardee County
aged 65 years or more had
increased by 26.4 percent from
1990 to 2000 while the total
population of. Hardee County
had increased by 38.2 percent
during, the same period.

The setting sun seems red
or orange because of the in-
creased distance the rays
must pass before reaching
our eyes.


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Softball Gir
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It just wasn't meant to be .
The Hardee Lady Wildcats
had "one bad inning," and lost
their only Class 5A District 10
softball playoff game 4-0 to
new nemesis Lake Wales.
Har'dee used to have to contend
with DeSoto, but now Lake
Wales is the tough district oppo-
nent.
Lake Wales went on to play
last Thursday against top-seed
Auburndale, which won 9-5.
That left the Lady Blood-
hounds to host Merritt Island
and Lake Wales to travel to
Titusville on Wednesday of this
week for the first round of
regional 'playoffs.
For Hardee, it was a disap-
pointing loss but not unexpect-
ed. "Karlee (Henderson) threw
well. We just couldn't.get our
bats going. But we're a young
team and we'll have Kayla back
next year as well as all these
. freshmen and sophs," said Head
Coach Shari Knight.
Her daughter Kayla had knee
surgery and had to sit out the
season while continuing her
rehab. Kayla will be joined by
freshmen Alex Ullrich and
Makayla Deuberry in playing
travel ball for the Tropic Wave
out of Venice. They have
already qualified to go to
nationals in California in late
July or early August.


'Is Bow Out
Coach Knight will lose senior
Sabrina Hernandez and Court-
ney Parks to graduation. Parks
lost a lot of the end of the sea-
son because of a finger injury.
Expected back are juniors
Kayla Knight, Arissa Camel
and Karinna Fernaandez; sophs
Henderson, Anna Galvez, Ad-
dison Aubry, Kendall Gough
and Rachel Coker; and fresh-
men Ullrich, Deuberry, Kim
Derringer, Jakayshia Lindsey
and Caryssa Johnson.
Against Lake Wales in the
playoffs, Hardee nearly held its
own. It was three up, three
down for the Lady Wildcats and
four up, three down for the
Lady Highlanders in the first.
inning.
A pair of strikeouts and a
pop-up took care of Hardee in
the second inning. With one
down, Breanna Arvitt was hit
by a pitch and Shay Hodge sin-
gled to right field. When De-
vonna Moore singled to left
center, it brought the first
Highlander runner home. Ka-
leigh Floyd drew a walk. Back-
to-back singles by Kaley Smith
and Camesha Thompson plated
three more runs for Lake Wales
and made it a 4-0 game.
Both teams either went up
and down quickly or stranded
runners for the next tive
innings, with no other scoring,
leaving Lake Wales in the dis-
trict finals.


Church League Continues


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Halfway through the season,
there is only one undefeated
team in the 2012 Church
Softball League.
First Christian downed its
nearest rival San Alfonso
Chapel 23-20 to finish last
week at the top of the pack with
a 7-0 record. San Alfonso is at
6-1 and Holy Child Catholic at
5-2. Following along are Flor-
ida's First Assembly, New Hope
Baptist, Bowling Green Baptist,
St. Michael Catholic and North-
side Baptist.
Action began last week on
Field 4 with New Hope outlast-
ing Northside 28-25.
Ches Graham garnered three
RBIs on a homer and pair of
triples for New Hope and Mike
Jones added a homer and dou-
ble among his five hits. Michael
Choate homered and Roy
tripled for Northside.
In the Tuesday late game on
Field 4, San Alfonso downed
Holy Child 13-9.
Robby homered and doubled
and Brent Gilliard homered and
doubled for San Alfonso, while
Hank Butler homered twice and
Will Tyson also homered for
Holy Child.
Thursday's early game on
Field 4 was another close
encounter, with First Assembly
nipping St. Michael 12-10.
Leadoff batter Weston John-


son tripled and doubled twice
for First Assembly. Ralton
Albritton had a pair of doubles.
Leadoff batter Rich Taylor
countered with a homer and
pair of doubles for St.. Michael
and Miguel Santoyo added a
triple and double.
The week's finale on Field 4
was the thriller between the two
unbeaten teams, with First
Christian coming out on top 23-
20.
Aaron smacked a grand slam
and triple for seven RBIs for
First Christian. Alan Tubbs
homered twice and doubled and
Jose Camilo homered and
tripled. Brent Gilliard respond-
ed with a grand slam and solo
homer for San Alfonso. Robby,
Dave and Justin Painter also
homered.
Meanwhile, games on Field 3
were more divergent. In the
opener Tuesday, Bowling
Green Baptist won 25-5 over St.
Michael. Joe Adams homered
and Tyler Helms and Doug
Sutton each added a pair of
doubles for Bowling Green.
Roy Santoyo, Jaime Rojas,
Tequila, Alex and Valentino
each scored for St. Michael.
In the Field 3 nightcap, First
Christian cruised 26-6 past First
Assembly. Eric Malloy and
Randy each homeied for First
Christian, while Ricky had a
homer and a double. Clay Cobb
homered and doubled and Todd


Rogers homered twice for First
Assembly.
On Thursday, Bowling Green
knocked New Hope 19-13 in
the early game.
Nathan and Tyler led Bow-
ling Green with a triple apiece
and Sutton and Nathan had four
hits apiece. Mike Jones and
Chris Hodges each homered
and doubled for New Hope.
In the Field 3 closer last


Thursday, Holy Child claimed a
37-18 win over Northside."
Both Ram Briones Sr. and
Elias Ramirez homered and
doubled to lead Holy Child.
John Michael smacked a pair of
doubles and Reid Benton home-
red for Northside.

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are humble.
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Greetings from Fort Green!
That was a wonderful sound
we heard over the weekend, the
sound of rain hitting the roof!
We received one inch on Satur-
day and six-tenths Thursday
and Friday.
May 6 will be Homecoming
at Fort Green. Church will be-
gin at 10:30 a.m., and we will
not have Sunday School or a
p.m. service. There will be good
preaching and lots of special
music. Immediately following
the morning services, we will
have an old-fashioned dinner in
our fellowship hall.
This is always a good time of
seeing old friends and fellow-
ship around the dinner, table.
Please consider this a special
invitation for you to come out
on Sunday, May 6. You need to
arrive before 10:30 because
there is always a large crowd
and the backzrows fill up fast!
Sherman saw Jim Shiver last
week when in town. Jim works
with the Christian building
organizations where they travel
and help repair or build new
churches. He was down because
his brother Pete's wife had
passed away. Our sincere sym-
pathy is extended to Pete and all
the family.
Lynda and Charles Abbott
returned from their hqme in
Blairsville, Ga. They had a
wonderful time but said it was
cold! Charles likes to sit on the
front porch and read or just
enjoy doing nothing, but said he
had to wear a sweatshirt and
sometimes even a jacket. I
believe the weather followed
them home, as it was chilly here
Sunday morning.
Dennis Sasser's dad, Jim,
was with the family at church
SundayIftis always good to see
Jim.
Avie and Allen Eures had a
good time camping last week-
end. They went to a place on the
Braden River and it was very
relaxing. Sherman and I discov-
ered a new park that looks very
promising for camping. After
Tim Casey's brother Billy's
funeral last Saturday, the dinner
was at Edward Mernard Park.
,We were told it is a county park,
but it was real pretty, level park-
ing area and a very nice fishing
lake, which will accommodate
any size boat or motor.
Edith Bassett and Jane
Kennedy rode to the funeral
with us, and just the ride was
nice. It is a pretty time of year
and there were lots of new
houses along the way. Jane said
she used to know who lived
where, but times have changed
since she rode the school bus!
Last Wednesday night, just
after we arrived home from
church, I had a phone call let-
ting me know a first cousin had
passed away in Valdosta.
Sherman and-1I drove up Thurs-
day morning and returned home
Friday. It is always good to see
family that you don't get to see
very often.
Jeri Hash has a grandson who
attends college in Daytona
Beach. He is Pam's, son and his
name is Wesley. He wag in a


'blad car wreck and has two bro-
ken legs and head injuries. He is
improving but certainly needs
our prayers. Please remember
him.
Wesley Smith had surgery
last Wednesday and is doing
better but just taking time to re-
cover. Others on our prayer list
Sunday were Arthur Womack,
Mary Samuels, Barbara Bran-
nen, Gary Oden, Buck Toole,
Trudy, Hendiy, and Mrs.
Hughes in the Sebring Hospital.
Please pray for these.
Our youth and adults totaling
39 went to see the. "Story of
Noah" last Friday. It is remark-
able that people inb our little 'ol
town can produce something of
this magnitude. If you have not
seen it, buy a stadium seat and
make reservations! The stadi-
um seats are about .a necessity
because it is about three hours
but well worth getting a little
tired.
Our youth, under the leader-
ship of Faye, Pam .and Mike
Davis, will have the take-out
"Rib Fest" on May 12. For $30
you will receive a slab of ribs,
quart of baked beans and cole
slaw, four' rolls- and four
desserts. The money earned will
go toward the mission trip 'in
June.
Happy birthday wishes to my
only grandson, T.K. Hogenauer.
He turned 21 on Tuesday.. He
works full-time at Sweetbay
arid goes to South Florida
Community College full-time.
He has a full plate, but so far is
managing the load.
Please remember to pray for
our military, our nation and
each other.


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Almarez Hardee's

Best At State Meet


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Sophomore Joshua "iJ.J."
Almarez had his best total of
the year.
Almarez placed ninth overall
in the state boys weightlifting
competition at Kissimmee on
Friday. In the 129-pound divi-
sion, he completed a 215-bench
and 205 ;clean-and-jerk for a
420 total, much improved from
his 405 at the sectional qualifier
two weeks ago.
Hardee's three other state
qualifiers' had "a tough day and
didn't perform as they had
hoped,"' said Coach Buddy
Martin.
Senior Adson Delhomme,
who was second in the section-
al qualifier at the 169-division,
finished ninth overall as well.
He got his; first bench attempt at


300 and scratched twice at 310.
He got his first clean-and-jerk
at 250 but scratched twice
attempting a 260.
Similarly. senior Carlos Mar-
quez and soph Keyon Brown
got their first bench press but
missed the rest of their lifts.
With credit for the one accom-
plishment. they finished 19th
and.l 8th respectively.
"It was not our best perform-
ance, but it was a great opportu-
nity to take four great. hard-
working young men to the state
championship. It was 'a great
experience and we had a great
time. J. J. and Keyon are both
only sophomores, so hopefully.
this was a good learning experi-
ence for them and they can con-
tinue to work hard and return
,the next two years to compete,"
concluded Martin.


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Light One Candle
By Tony Rossi
The Christophers


FATHER REVEALS HIS LIFE TRAGEDY TO DAUGHTER
In a recent column. I started to share the story of Emmy
Award-winning journalist Rita Cosby who wrote a best-selling
book called "Quiet Hero" about her father's W '1I War II past in
Poland and the emotional wounds that allowed 'im to abandon
their family years later without showing a shred of remorse.
Because Rita's mother had always encouraged her to forgive
him. she found the strength to do so and hear his side of the story.
Though Richard Cosby was reluctant to talk about his past. he
finally opened up to his daughter. revealing that he was 13 when'
the Nazis bombed Warsaw. He became a part of the Polish resist-
ance and the Warsaw Uprising.
One particular incident of violence left an indelible impression
on his mind and heart.
It was August 1944. Richard's girlfriend came to tell him that
their unit had captured a German tank. It was an impressive feat'
considering the Nazis possessed more manpower and weapons
than the resistance. A little suspicious. Richard gave his girlfriend
his gun just in case.
The fighters. mostly teenagers. decided to drive the tank
around to show it off to their fellow resistance fighters. Richard
decided to go home instead because he was exhausted.
When she was a guest on my radio show. Rita finished the
story: "As my father is walking. a few blocks later, the ground


shakes. He realized that the tank exploded. And on top was my
father's girlfriend and all his friends. Five hundred people died and
800 were injured because they drove that tank to a busy town
square.
"My father rushed back. trying to look for his friends." Rita
continued. "He said that when he got there, there was no trace of
them. There were just rivers of blood. Everything evaporated.
"My. father at that moment told himself. 'I need to block this
out because I need to fight in their honor.' "
Richard was soon arrested and put in a Prisoner-of-War camp.
The six-foot-tall teen weighed only 90 pounds and had endured
frontline fighting for five years. After six months. Richard and 60
others escaped the camp. They had lived in the woods for a couple
of days when they saw a plane fly over and drop something.
Initially, they assumed it was a Nazi plane. so they dove for cover.
Then they saw that the plane displayed a star and was an American
aircraft. What was dropped out was a note tied around a chocolate
bar with a red ribbon. The note said, "Welcome. It's safe to walk'
now during daytime. There are no troops between you and our
lines. You have 5.0 miles to walk and you're free."
Richard ran to the American troops and decided to move to the
U.S. because "it's such a great country."
Following these revelations. Richard told Rita. "Please forgive
me. At that moment with the tank. I had to block everything out.
That's what I did to survive during the Uprising, and I'm sorry if I
carried that over into the way I handled myself as a.father."
After years of estrangement, Richard and Rita now have a bet-
ter relationship than ever before and see each other often.
And in writing "Quiet Hero." they also chose to donate 10 per-
cent of the proceeds to the USO program. Operation Enduring
Care. Rita explains. .'This was my father's way of saying thank
you to the American troops who saved him and who continue to
save people every day around the world."


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S I ALI-
2012
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY
COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers,
Room 102, Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street,
Wauchula, Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings first Thursday at 8:30 a.m. & third Thurs-
day at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF May 03rd at 8:30 a.m. & 17th at 6:00 p.m.
Planning Session May 11th at 8;30*a.m.
May 28, 2012,- County Offices Closed Memorial Day
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPEN-
DENT BOARD'
MONTH OF May -. 29th at 6:00 p.m. -Applicants to give
presentations to Cities, County, & EDA.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, COUNCIL/INDUSTRIAL DE-
VELOPMENT AUTH.
Meets on second Tuesday of each month. EDC 9:00 a.m.
IDA 10:00 a.m.
At Economic Development Office, 107 E. Main Street,
Wauchula .
MONTH OF May 08th
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets firstThursday
night of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF May 03rd
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD:
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:0('
p.m. in Building Department Conference Room, 401 West
Main.Street
MONTH OF May 14th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF May 07th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF May 23rd No meeting scheduled.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at 701
LaPlaya Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF May To be announced.
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department Au-
ditorium at Noon
MONTH OF May 22nd
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF May -15th at 5:30 p.m.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person
peending to make special arrangements should contact the
County Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours
prior to the public meeting. This notice is published in com-
pliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105. Interested parties
may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a per-
son decides to appeal any decision made by the members,
with respect to any matter considered at such meeting or
hearing, he/she will need a record of the proceedings, and
that,'for such purpose, he/she may need to ensure that a
verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the ap-
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DIESEL INJECTION repairs,
pumps, turbo, Injectors, remove
and install, 863-Z3 '538.
1:19-1:10(13)p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2011/12 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


SINGLE ELECTRIC commercial
oven 863-781-0377. 4:12-26c


2004 INTREPID, 120,000 original
miles, $3,000 OBO, 781-1062.
4:26c


4,000 SQUARE FEET, 2 offices
and 2 bays. 863-781-0377.
4:12-26c


BILINGUAL PERSON for counter
help. Sales experience required.
Apply in person, Bowling Green
Small Engine. 4:26c
TEAM & SOLO DRIVERS.
immediate positions available. 48
CPM split for teams. 35 CPM for
solo drivers, Drop & hook avail-
able. No touch freight. Weekly
pay plus insurance. CDL-A with 1
year OTR required. Food grade
tank carrier. 800-877-2430.
www.indianrivertransport.com.
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REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
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REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


3BR/2BA/2CG home has beau-
tiful golf course view. $225,000!
Wow! Great home in Popash
area on 2.5 acs. 2 miles from
town. $158,000!
Paradise: Little Gasparilla
Island-Beach Condo. 2BR/2BA,
Gulf front. $229,000!
38.5 acs on the Peace River
w/lots of beautiful oaks, pines &
palmettos! Pole barn &
2BR/2BA MH. $479,900!
3BR/2BA MH located on 5 acs
near Zolfo Springs. $60,000!


50 acs in NE Desoto Co; deer,
turkey, wild hogs, beautiful live
oaks, improved pasture, pond &
creek. $250,000!
Commercial property on US17!
38 storage units w/partial roof,
city utilities, zoned C-2, sold "as
is"! $225,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Frame
home on 5 acs near Hardee
Lakes. NOW $60,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/2BA
MH on 5 acs w/frontage on SR
62. NOW $70,000!


REALTOR 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
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TAKING APPLICATIONS for a
child care staff. Exp. preferred.
Please call 735-8586. 4:19,26c
I'M A PARAPLEGIC male In need
of a caregiver Monday-Friday In
Bowling Green. Call for an inter-
view, 830-265-8618, ask for
Lynette. 4:19-5:17p
PERSONAL BILINGUAL ASSIS-
TANT. In Wauchula full time, good
money. 863-808-9922.
4:12-6:14p


FOR SALE 3/1 in town, nice
neighborhood, call for appt., 773-
2287, 448-2004. 3:29-4:26p


FOUND -Young horse, Saturday,
April 21 at Griffin Rd. and 64-E,
767-1933, leave message. 4:29nc


NEW (NEVER USED) hospital
bed, will all controls, $300;
Brunswick Conrad pool table,
regular size, original price $2,900,
accepting offers, (904) 222-4607.
4:26c


BUYING GOLD, sliver, diamonds,
coins, paper money, (904)222-
4607. 4:26c


1985 MH, 2BR/1BA, 14'x48' excel-
lent condition, new awnings, new
a/c, new concrete pad, Lot 933 at
Oasis MH/RV Park, $8,995 OBO,
863-832-3259. 3:29-5:10p


PERSONAL PROPERTY OF
Katrlna Daniels, Walter Rivera,
Leslie Turner, Candace Mclllwain,
Thomas Deemer will be sold pur-
suant to warehouseman's lien.
Said sale will be at B&J Self-
Storage 667 South 5th Ave.,.
Wauchula, Florida at 11:00 am on
May 7, 2012. 4:19,26p
PERSONAL PROPERTY OF Larry
Knight, Shuwandra Lavaine,
Keosha Watkins, Louis Sadie will
be 'sold pursuant to warehouse-
man's lien. Said sale will be at
Bowling Green Storage 5018 Hwy
17 N., Bowling Green, Florida at
9:00 am on May 7, 2012.
4:19,26p


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Wauchula, Florida 33873 ,
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 Micael
Michael Boyett
www.floresrealty.net 863-781-2827

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WAUCHULA- 10 Acres with a 4BR /2BA Frame home with |
central air & heat. Great location with a large pole barn and
multiple wells and 1 car garage. REDUCED TO $175,000
WAUCHULA 3BR/2BA CB Home with central air & heat, built
in 2006, and privacy fenced backyard. Priced at $104,900
WAUCHULA 5BR/3BA 2 Story-Home on a Large Corner Lot,
3808 Total Sq Ft, and 2 Car Carport. Great for investment or large
family. REDUCED TO $69,900
WAUCHULA 3BR/2BA MH on Downing Circle Close to hospi-
tal, shopping and dining No through traffic. Offered at $39,900
WAUCHULA 3BR/1BA CB home on a corner lot. Central air &
heat and city utilities. Price Reduced to $59,900.00
WHY RENT WHEN YOU CAN BUY AND BUILD EQUITY!!!
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HAPPY FACES LEARNING CEN-
TER Caritas Felices Inc., 1207
Louisiana St., Wauchula, FL
33873. Playing Is learning. Play is
the best way for young children to
learn the concepts, skills, and
tasks needed to set a solid foun-
dation for later school and life
success. Most child care -pro-
grams focus on developing the
whole child: socially, emotionally,
physically and Intellectually. By
Alicia Macedo. 4:26p



CKC YORKIE puppies $450 to
$650, 767-0458. 4:26p
CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES for sale,
male and female, 773-2668. 4:26p
BLUETICK HOUND puppies, 7
weeks old, 863-781-9547.
4:5-5:3p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold In Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites, tfc-dh


CENTER HILL NURSERY Spring
Plant Sale Crape Myrtle Trees
$15, Rubber Trees $5,
Confederate Jasmine $5, assort-
ed hedge plants $2.50. Call Bob
863-223-5561. 4:26-5:3p


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8.6 ACRE VALENCIA grove In
Bowling Green with 4" Inch well
and micro jet irrigation. Needs
TLC. $58,000 Call Mark Manuel @
Harmon Real Estate 863-781-
0384. 4:26-5:10Oc
40 ACRES, OLD GROVE cleared.
Corner property near Commerce
Park. Call for details (305) 872-
9529. 4:19,26p


1995 TERRY 39' PARK MODEL, 2
slides, rubber roof, large bath-
room, queen bed. Located In
Little Charlie Creek Campground.
Heard Bridge Road, $5,750, 828-
234-3507. 3:29-4:26p


FOR LEASE, 7 ACRE, Salvage
Yard with 2BR mobile home,
30x60 pole barn, 8 miles west of
Hwy. 17 on S.R. 62. 863-401-5085.
4:12-26p
ULLRICH'S STORAGE UNITS,
several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. &
Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 773-
9291. 3:22tfc
2 BR, 2 BATH, M/H, Charlie
Creek, $500 month, $300 Security
Deposit. Contact Bill, 863-781-
4460 or Teresa, 863-781-9084.
3:22tfc
2BR/BA UPSTAIRS APARTMENT,
$750 monthly, 1st anrd $300 secu-
rity deposit, utilities included. No
Smoking, No Pets! 863-773-6255.
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MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3
Bedrooms. Cheaper then paying
rent. Close to schools and hospi-
tal. Lot rent $300. Se habla
espanol. 863-698-4910 or 863-
698-4908. Call today. 1:5tfc


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3BR HOUSE, $650 plus $500
deposit in Wauchula, 863-832-
1984. 3:29-4:26p
ATTENTIOT The Federal [Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status includes chil-
dren under.18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


HIGHWAY 17 RENTALS 1000-
5000 sq.ft. Warehouses, offices,
stores, industrial, 863-773-6616.
4:5-5:3p


PRESSURE WASHING. We clean
almost anything. Gary 773-3292,
Lamar 245-2558. 4:26-5:24p
WASHED YOUR headlights late-
ly? Won't come clean? I can clean
them. Call me 735-0667.
4:19-5:17p
ROCKY'S LAWN SERVICE 773-
0288. Free Estimates. 4:12-5:10p
OVERCOMERS MEETINGS
(Gillespie), Woman's Club on
Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
Sanders is the facilitator. For
more Information call 773-5717.
2:16tfc
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
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


MISSION THRIFT STORE INC.
123 N. 7th Ave. All donations
appreciated. Pick-up available for
large items. 773-3069. 1:12tfc
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.
6:16tfc
BEDS ALL SIZES, gas stoves,
dressers & chests. All kinds of
furniture, 10% off select furniture
Friday and Saturday. Office desk
and matching chair on rollers
10% off. Beside Double J. 1 Free
bag of nice, clothes with every
purchase. 4:26c


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REALTY INC.
404 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
2B/2Bth M/H, carpet floors, inside utility and
storage shed. $42,500
OWNERS ANXIOUS TO SELL! Executive
home with in-ground pool; 3B/3Bth, 24x12 out-
side storage, great neighborhood for your fam-
ily. $135,000
This 3B/1Bth, CB/Brick home has all new dou-
ble pane windows, almost new A/C, brick fire-
place, fenced yard, oversized double carport,
12x28 covered, brick patio, and 8x10 outside
storage. $68,000
Lovely home with 5.02 Acres! 3B/2.5Bth, walk-
in closets, cook's kitchen with custom cabinets,
large master suite, bonus room, recessed light-
ing, built-in pantry, spacious utility room, stone
fireplace and cathedral ceilings. $283,900


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Bus. (863) 773-0007 .
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net '
Ken Lambert
SPACE GALORE! 4B/3Bth home on .75 Acre;
mother-in-law suite, fenced backyard, w/b fire-
place, double garage. $149,000
Beamed ceilings, spacious family room, for this
home with pecky cypress walls, large fireplace,
3B/3Bth, fenced in-ground pool. $125,000
SECLUDED AREA for this 2B/1Bth M/H with
carport, well and septic. $30,000
NATIVE FLORIDA LANDSCAPE! 16.5 Acre
tract with 3B/2Bth M/H; located just outside
city limits. $145,000
COMMERCIAL LOT BOWLING GREEN -
140x135 highly visible lot near post office and
Hwy. 17; concrete pad on site. $18,000


COUNT ON [
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker


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THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY,
301 West Bay, Wauchula. Clothes,
toys, tools, lots more Items. 4:26c
SATURDAY 8-3, 1621 Dena Circle,
Golfvlew Estates. Clothes, toys,
misc. 4:26p
SATURDAY 8-12, 1006 Polk Road.
Tire set, tools, girls infant cloth-
ing, toys, women clothing, jewel-
ry, home decor and more. 4:26p
SATURDAY 8-?, 2920 School-
house Road, Zolfo. Baby items,
toys, purses, household items,
misc. 4:26p
FRI DAY, SATU R DAY, 1157 d Fort
Green Road, Wauchula. Tools and
more. 4:26p


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9-5, 216 North 8th, Apt. 1,
Wauchula. 6 month old washer, 5
pc. dinette, lots of misc. 4:26p
MOVING SALE, Today-May13.
More added. Everything must go.
228 Airport Rd. 4:26p
MULTI-FAMILY, -Saturday, 1081
Hwy. 17 S. Chapman Fruit Parking
Lot. 4:26p
HUGE YARD SALE. Friday and
Saturday, 8 am 4 pm, 64 E.
Charlie Creek, 1134 Sparrow Rd.,
boat, antiques, clothing, cheap
Items. 4:26p


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2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Handicap Unit Available
Rental Rates Beginning at $503
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental Assistance Available for Qualified Applicants

Rental Office:
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL
(863) 375-4138 (TTY 1-800-955-8771)
..^^ Mon, Tues, Thur & Fri,
S9:00 AM. 5:00 PM.
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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.

206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
S www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker


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Rick Knight (863) 781-1396
12 t John H. Gross (863) 273-1017
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664


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Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161
Parker Keen (813) 523-1523


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58 acres of gorgeous fenced property close to
town. Well & septic from old homesite. Scattered
old Oaks & Pines. Offered at $287,100
10 acres on Charlie Creek. Beautiful property
south of Zolfo Springs. Asking $90,000
33 acre pasture with scattered trees. Close in to
Wauchula. 11.56 ac can be purchased separately.
Total price $360,000.
Short Sale ... 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath, home in
Wauchula. Newer roof, hardwood floors, updat-
ed kitchen. $75,000
Newer home located on Torrey Oaks Golf
Course. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with a garage.
Corner lot with a fenced yard. Asking $137,500
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath block home located in town.
Great house in a quiet neighborhood. Over 2,350
sf of living space. $85,000


Duplex! 4 BR, 2 BA one side. 3 BR, 2 BA other
side. Central air & heat. Paved road. City water
& sewer. REDUCED! $115,000
Beautiful home located in Briarwood
Subdivision.. 3 Bedroom, 2. % Bath house with
wrap around porch, detached 2 car garage with
office and full bath. Was $475,000 ... Now
$359,000!
4-5 bedroom, 4 bath custom built home on 9 A
acres. Screened back porch and in-ground pool.
Includes 7 'A acres of producing nursery.
$430,000
20 acres very close in to Wauchula on paved
road. Laser leveled and ready for your farm
operation. Zoned FR.
Vacation Home 2 BR/2 BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a deep water canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. NEW LOWER PRICE...
$79,000!


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DELOIS JOHNSON 781-2360 CHARLOTTE TERRELL 781-6971 STEVE JOHNSON 781-0518


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either by hand or by using a modem bread-making machines.
Either way, it involves flour, yeast and some sort of oven.
Now imagine it's the 1800s and you have to bake bread in a
fireplace!
A Dutch oven was used to bake bread in the fireplace. A Dutch
oven was a cast-iron pot which was placed on hot coals in the fire-'
place. More hot coals would be placed on the lid of the Dutch oven.
n The bread dough was then heated from the top and bottom. Bis-
cuits were also made in Dutch ovens.
Many fireplaces had built-in ovens on the side and there were,
outdoor ovens used for baking, too. Buying a stove was a big ex-
pense, and oftentimes involved the sale of a horse or cow to pay for
one. It was certainly considered a luxury rather than a necessity.
But, once a family had enough money, they usually bought a stove
as it did make baking a bit quicker. A few loaves of bread could
then be baked at one time in the oven. "Yeast breads" were made
once or twice a week, so six to 12 loaves were made at a time.
Combread and biscuits were baked as well.
Baking bread indoors, especially during the summer, made for
a very hot house. It was usually an all-day event and other chores
would be done while waiting on the bread to rise or bake, such as
churning butter.
After cows were milked, the milk was strained and poured into
a can. The milk would then be placed in a cool place, such a; a cel-
lar, or in cold water, such as the river. After several hours the cream
rose 'to the surface 'and was skimmed off the top, which left
"skimmed milk." The cream was allowed to become slightly sour
and was then made into butter in a chum. Chums were tall-wood-.
en or stone containers with a lid. A stick, called a dasherr," moved
up and down through a hole in the center of the lid. The young chil-
dren in a pioneer family usually churned the butter. They rolled the
dasher between their hands and pumped it up and down.
Soon,'a few clumps of butter formed on the dasher and the but-
ter was .ready when clumps of it floated to the top of the liquid. The
liquid that did not become butter was called "buttermilk." Since
buttermilk spoiled quickly, it was used for baking or drinking. The
butter was strained from the buttermilk and put into a wooden
trough. Water was poured over the butter again and again to wash
it, The butter was then pressed with a spatula to squeeze out any
water or buttermilk' .
S Salt was added to the butter, and a drop of carrot juice was .
sometimes mixed in to make it yellow:
It.took about, an hour to chum and wash butter. The butter was
then pressed into a mold to shape and decorate it. Some of the but-
ter was made into one-pound blocks to be sold or exchanged for
goods at the. store or with neighbors.
Making butter can become a fun activity for your children or
grandchildren simply by taking some regular milk and putting a lit-
tle bit of it in a small container, such as a jar, with the lid tightly
secured. Have the kids shake it up for awhile, until it begins to form.
lumps, thereby becoming'butter.
Of course, our pioneer ancestors had it a bit more difficult than
that, but at least your kids can get the general idea of where butter
comes from, rather than just from the grocery store.
Why not stop in to the Cracker Trail Museum today and check
out our wooden butter chum that slides as well as our crock chum
both of which will probably make you stop and think the next
time you're eating and say. "'Pass the bread and butter, please!"


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The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
April 15-21. Listings include
the name of the owner or con-
tractor, the address for the proj-
ect, the type of work to be done,
and the cost involved. Only
projects valued at $1,000 or
more are listed.
ISSUED
John L. Zemina, County
Road 664A, demolition,,
$19,950.
John P. Palmer, Main Street,
electric, $5,000.
Samuel J. Albritton, Doc Coil
Road, electric, $1,000.,
Travis A. Fulford, Broward
Street, roofing, $2,247.
Alfred W. Nyman, Cecil
Durrance Road, 17 windows,
$22,285.
Oscar Ortiz, Alamo Avenue,
rehab, $6,500.
Carl E. Wells, Smith Road,
rehab, $2,400.
BUILDING BLOCKS
Always contact your local
building department to deter-
mine if a permit is required for
your building project. The num-
ber for the Hardee County Code
Enforcement is 773-3236.
Egotism is the 'anesthetic
that dulls the pain of stupid-
ity.-
-Frank Leahy
It is always the secure who
are humble.


True merit, like a river, the
deeper it is, the less noise if
makes.
-Edward Frederick Halifax
Egotism is the anesthetic
that dulls the pain of stupid-
ity.


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Benefiting Hardee County's Youth


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Applicants must have some knowledge of the general
maintenance trades. Ability to, perform heavy manual labor.
Must have a High School Diploma or GED.
A Valid Florida Class "B" CDL is required.
Complete job description and Application forms posted on
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Hiland Sanders (left) was tournament champion. Behind him in the Championship Flight were
(second from left and on) Heath Prescott and Jim Davis. Not pictured Hunter Prescott and
Michael Claman.


Matt Moye (left) led First Right ahead of Kaleb Saunders, Erin Ftzpatick, Chris Mullens and
Scott Osbom.


Katsue Ploennies led Third Right Second-place Joshua Crunmley missed the photo; (second
lef and on) Stan Pelham, Jake Ehling and Carl Saunders followed third through fifth.


Joe Lutz (left) headed Fourth Right, in ahead of Dennis Lake, Darren Braxton, Byron Jamagin
and Russ Melendy.


Sanders Wins Mosai


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hiland Sanders had the best
weekend of golf, carding a 68-
69 to win the annual Mosaic
Golf Tournament.
The tourney raises funds for
Hardee High sports programs
and expenses that could not be
otherwise funded for many of
the school's athletes.
Nearly 200 golfers participat-
ed in raisingdollars for the high
school. The total amount raised
was not available at press time.
Behind Sanders' seven-under
par in the championship flight
were Heath Prescott at 147,
Hunter Prescott and Michael
Claman both at 152, and Jim'
Davis at 153.
Others in the championship
round were Ben Norris, Ryn
Heine, W.T. Redding, Kyle
Braxton, Justin Painter, Taylor
Barlow, Dave Perini, Robbie
Meade and Bud Wester.
Matt Moye topped the First'
Flight with 163, followed by
Kaleb Saunders at 165, Erin
Fitzpatrick at 166, Christ Mul-
lens 169 and Scott Osborn 172.
Others in First Flight were
Richard Hopper, Kenny Futch,
Ken Saunders, Ricky Peacock,


Matt Devlin, George Heine,
Will Lambert, Manuel Cast-
anon, Jay Belflower, Colon
Lambert, Wayne Johnson, Terry
Hancock, Brek McClenithan,
Charlie -Douglas, Scott Dixon,
Dale Reed, Frank Notar and
Wes Redding.
Richard Ellis led Second
Flight with 166, followed by
Albert Garza at 170, Mike
Prescott 169, Stephen Norris
171 and Leo Chazares 172.
Others in Second Flight were
Randy Bennett, Lincoln Saun-
ders, Butch Spearman, Todd
Rogers, Kenny Miller, Bob
Claman, Ron Bromley, Greg
Moye, Todd Bolin, Carl
Coleman, Mike Thomas, Scott
Pittman, Walter Godwin,
Michael Kelly, Richard Torres,
Alan Tish, Earl Jacobs, Kyle
Cobb and Jimmy Walker.
Katsue Von Ploennies won
Third Flight with 177, followed
by Joshua Crumley, Stan
Pelham, Jake Ehling and Carl
Saunders. Others in the Third,
Flight were Grayson Lambert,
Gordon Dixon, Reid Bennett,
Kyle Scheirling, Richard
Benton, Lawrence McClure,
Curtis Patterson, Chris Jessee,
Brenton McClenithan, Joe


c Tourney
Alderdice, Toye English, Jim
Howard and Jamie Grant.
Joe Lutz led the Fourth Flight
with 182, with Dennis Lake,
Darren Braxton, Byron Jarni-
gan and Russ Melendy follow-
ing him in. Others in Fourth
Flight were Reson Holt, Chris
Altieri Sr., Larry Stickler, Ken-
ny Hewett, Josh. McKibben, Joe
Kincaid, Thomas Trevino, Ron
Wilson, Daniel Patterson, Gary
Wiersum, Andy Judah, Blake
Altieri, W.W. Cornell and Paul
Samuels.
Jimbo Williams won Fifth
Flight, followed by Keith
Nadaskay, John Sharp, Steve
Rewis and Jerry Cox. Others in
,the Fifth Flight were Mark
Toledo, David Smedley, Robbie
Bond, Don Parr, Ralph Whit-
field, Willie Anderson, Matt
Skok, Mike Burgess, Brian
Patterson, Rick Knight, T.E.
Wells, Steve Ashworth, Jerry
Albritton, Chris Alteri Jr., Brian
Samuels, Tony Pazzaglia and
Jason Bradeur.
Several others played either
Saturday or Sunday and had to
withdraw for one reason or
another. The efforts of all
helped contribute to the success
of the annual event.


Jimbo Williams (left) won Fifth Flight, followed by Keith Nadaskay (not pictured), John Sharp,
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Schedule of Weekly Services-


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Wauchult, Florida.

Nafdfine: Thursday 5,p.m. "'

BOWLING GREEN
APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTECOSTAL
CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375.3100
Sunday Morning ................10:00 a.m.
sunday Evening ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ................7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
S725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................I 1:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
Ist Sunday ..............5,.,5:00 pim.

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N.-375-4206
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30'p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH'
Grape & Church Streets 375.2340
Sunday School ..... ............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
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.m. I
Morning Worship ........... ....I'00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.:

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

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

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURkCHe
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 pan

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

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

NEWBEGINNING CHURCH -
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
... 781-5887
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion ....11:00 a.m.
5th Sunday Feast..................11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
T.H.E. Meeting Tuesday ....7:00 p.m.


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 Service .... ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.

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

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

ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH
513 W. Orange St.
375-2911
Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship.....1 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............1100 a.m.
Evening Worship .............6:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Services ,
Evening Worship.................7:00 p.m.
Kidz Club.............................. 7:00 p.m.


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
ComnL.
Sunday'School ....................9:45 a.m
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m
Evening 0prship '..............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 ....................0:00 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.


WAUCIWLA

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

CELEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
; .813-781-1624
S hardee.celebration.org
',-Sunday Morning Service .'...11:00 a.m.
SSunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
773.0427
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups'
Adult Cell Group .............,..7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group .. ...........7...7:00 p.m
Children's Cell Group ..... ....7:00 p.m.
Call for locations

SCHARLIE C.EEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 Eatt 773-3447
Sunday School',..:. .9.............9:45 a.m,
Morning Worship ...i....,.... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .............6'00b pm.
Wednesday Worship .......;.. 6:30 p m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
.,* : '* n32 .'-'39678 "
Bible Study ..... ......'........... 9:30 a.m
Worship Service :............10:45 a.m
Wednesday t............;............7:00 p.m

S CHURCH OF CHRIST
Wil Duke Road
773-2?49
Sunday Morning Worship.....'9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class.......:......11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship ......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m,
'Men's Leadership '& Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month.......4:00 p.m.

..CHURCH OF GQD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST:
S'OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting .............9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.


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


(863) 735-0470
Zolfo Springs, FL


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

DIOS ES AMOR
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
Domingos Escuela
Dominica ........................ 10:00 a.m.
Servicio .............................. 11:00 a.m .
Lunes Oracion ....................6:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servicio ................7:00 p.m.

EL REMANENTE
IGLECIA CRISTIANA
318 W. Main St..
Martes Oracion ....................7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio .................... 7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio ..................7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio..............10:30 a.m.

ENDTIME CROSSROAD
MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Service ...............11:30 a.m.
Evening Service..................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath ..7:30 p.m.
Friday (Holy Ghost Night) ....7:30 p.m.'

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
SUNDAY:
Bible Study for all ages ........ 9:45 a.m.
- Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:
S ST 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 p4p.
Club 56 ............................. 6:00 p n.t ,
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00 p.m.
Family Life Ministry
& Discipleship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Church Orchestra............... 6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir ....................... 7:00 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
'1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafe Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast ...................... ..10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) ....,......................10:45 a."4
Worship Service'..............1. :.0:45 a.m,.
SWEDNESDAY:i
Check-Inbegins for ;,
Nursery-5thgrade .................6:15 .m.
S'Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade............6:30-8:00 p.m.


FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ...............10:00 a.m.
'Morning,Service ......... 11-00 a m
Evening Worship ..... ..6:00.p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
S BAPTIST CHURCH
: .1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
," :, ," 773-6556 '
Sun lay School ................9:30 a.m.
Moniing Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..y.:........ 6:00 p.m.
T ues. Youth Ministry Meeting/ ,
Bible Study ..............- ........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study .....7:00 p.m.,

FIRST UNITED
S METHODIST CHURCH,
'. 207 N. Seventh Ave.'- 773-4267
. Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.,
: Traditional Sunday Worship 1l:00-a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m
. Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.m.

SFLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY,
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
S 773-9386. .
Sunday School ........... .....9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .....:.....1.. 0:00 a.m;:
,.Wed. Family.Night' ...... .,.....7:00 p.m.
Adult, Childreh & Radie YoiuthiCh'urch,

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

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


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

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHUtJCH.
1262 W. Main St. 767-600
Coffee & Donuts................. 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...........9:30 a.m.
W orship.....................:........... 10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min. .................7:00 p.m.


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 .
Domingo ............................ 10:30 p.m.

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
76741010

IGLESIA de DIOS
ALFA Y OMEGA
1909 Stanfield Rd.
Sunday School ............1...0: 00 a.m.
Evening Service .... .............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer
N ight) ................................7:30 p.m .
Friday Worship Service ........7:30 p.m.
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 INTERNACIORAL
Cambriadores de Mumido '
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
117W. Palmetto St.
173-2929
Sunday Service .... .........10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
-Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministriesfor all services
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. .
767-0023
Morn. Worship
(1st & 3r Sin.) ............8:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................;9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ...4,00.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.:
Wednesday Supper ..........6:00-p.m.
Wednesday Piayer ................7:00 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .... ............9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3" Sun.
Communion ..................10:00 a.m.
2" & 41 Sun.
Divine Worship ..............10:00 a.m.
Bible Study ..........................11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS
MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .... ............6:00 p.m.
SWednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH


204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
'Sunday .................................. 9:00 a.m .
. Holy D ays ............ ............................

S ST. MICHAEL
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ......5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:00 p.m.
Sunday(English) ..................8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ..................11:00 a.m.
(Creole)......................1:00 p.m.
Catecismo .............................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 ................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship,...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652DOld Bradenton Road
Sunday Worship. .......1....:.10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
AISBERNACL. Ut'
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School ....................0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train ..................7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ..............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship .. ........:.6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m..
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship ............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Church...............................1... 0:00 a.m .
Youth Service ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service..,.............7:30 p.m,
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ............. : ......10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .....................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship .................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School .................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m,
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

FOX MEMORIAL
HOLINESS CHURCH
234# Merle Langford Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship ....10:00 a.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 ..............11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............7:00 p.m.
LIFE CHANGING WORSHIPCENTER
3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday Worship .................2:30 p.m.
SWednesday 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 :.
Thursday Worship......... 7:3 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................7:3 p.m.

PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA.
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............101 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo..........11:"0 a.m.
..............................................7:(00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30(.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 US. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636
Sunday School .................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship .....................11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service ..............7:00 p.m.

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane
Domingo, Misa en Espanol ..9:30 a.m.
Catecismo .......... ...............11:00 a.m.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ............................1... 1:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club ..........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ............6:06(p.m.
Servicio ............................... 8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.







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By CLE TON SANDERS
Special To "he Herald-Advocate
My interview is with Lorraine
Staton.
Q: When and where were you
born?
A: I was torn May 21, 1950, in
Albuquerque, N.M.
Q: Did
you com-
plete col- 11
lege or
receive'a
high school diploma?
A: Yes, I completed high school in
1968 with a high school diploma.
Q: Did you go to college to receive
any further education?
A: Yes, I went to college for one
ear and received a Food Service
certificate.
Q: Where did you go to school?
A: I moved around a lot to different
states and to a different country. At first
I started in Virginia, and completed first
grade and part of the second, then
moved to Wauchula to complete the
rest of second and third. For fourth
grade, we moved to New Jersey and I
completed part of it there,-but then we
moved down to Georgia where I com-,
pleted the other part.
For fifth grade I moved back to New
Jersey, where I completed that entire
grade. After fifth grade we decided we
would move to Hanau, Germany. There
I completed the sixth, seventh, eighth
and ninth grades.
When I was done with the ninth
grade, my family and I moved back to
Hardee and I completed the rest of high
school, starting as a sophomore.
Q: How long have you lived in
Hardee County?
A: I have lived in Hardee County
since I was 15 years old, then we
moved to Jacksonville, but that was for
four months because my daughter was
hit by a car. She did not suffer any
injuries. '


ing or historic when you were a
child?
A; I went to ,he Berlin Wall, and
went to watch my father march in
salute to the unknown soldiers in World
\War II.
Q: Were you involved in any
extracurricular activities besides
sports in school?
A: I was president of the Pep Club at
Hardee Senior High.
Q: Do you remember any special
childhood memories?
A: When we were flying over to
Germany, my dog ended up getting
there before us because she took a jet
over when we took a plane. We also


April 26, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3C
had to land early on our flight over
because the plane caught on fire.
When I was younger, I also liked to
ride in water barrels while my friends
pushed me.
Q: Do you have a very least
favorite memory?
A: When my parents split up when I
was younger.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


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Lorraine Staton
Q: Where did you live before you
moved to Hardee County?
A: I lived in New Mexico, Virginia,
Florida, New J6rsey, Georgia and
Germany.
Q: What were some of the sports
yo played or hobbies you had?
A. was captain of the cheerleading
squad,. played basketball, volleyball,
softball, rack, and I swam.
Q: What was your favorite school
subject?
A: I liked mostly history, biology,
and Communism vs. Americanism.
Q: Where did you work when you
were younger?
A: I began working at a cucumber
packing house. I worked as a telephone
operator in Avon Park. I was a stay-at-
home mom. And then, at the age of 32,
I started working with the school sys-
tem as a cafeteria worker. Now I am a
cafeteria manager at Zolfo Springs
Q: Why did you move to Hardee!
County?
A: My father was born and raised
here, so we decided to move back.
Q: Did you go anywhere interest-


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Association District 11 Solo & Ensemble Festival at Braden River High School. Sbxteen sev-
enth- and eighth-grade students represented HJH well by earning either superior or excel-
lent ratings on their performances. Pictured (from left, first row) are Aracelis Velasco, excel-
lent; Danielle Weeks, excellent; Dominique Murphy, excellent; Faith Hodges, superior;
Rebeca Espinoza, excellent; and Azucena Lopez, superior and excellent; (second row)
Terry Yanes, excellent; Emelie Wolgast superior; James Gibson, superior and excellent;
Rosaura Guido, excellent; Brandi Swearingen, excellent; and Mikayla Craylon, excellent;
(back) Jonathan Martin, excellent; Augustine Morales, superior; and Alex Lopez, superior
and excellent; not pictured, Damaris Arana, superior.
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Getting on base for George Wadsworth Insurance are,
(first row, left to right) Amanda Bandy, Mika Delatorre and
Morgan Walters; (second row) Dasmine WVcMillian,
Allison Farr, Amber Dayfert and Lacey Cumbee; (third
row) Coach Ricky Bandy, Yesenia Perez,, Anna Erekson,
Brook Dixon and Coach Scott Farr.

JLC Wmins4


Belles
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Heraid-AdvocAte
JLC Harvesting has added
four wins to its meager record.
With only four games so far
this season, JLC more than
made up for it with four wins
last Friday and Saturday, now
sporting a 7-1 record.
Harvest A\iation, the only
team to beat JLC. is nowv at 6-4
and George. Wadsworth Insur-
ance (GW I is last of the three
teams in the. 16-and-under
Belles division of Miss Hardee
Softball.
There are no games this week
due to FCAT testing. Play re-
sumes on Tuesday when JLC
will again play two' games, one
each against Har-vest and GWI.
In the early game- last Friday,.
JLC edged Harvest 10-7.
Ruth Erekson was.: the only
three-score batter for' JLC:.
Senaida Garcia, Hannah Carl-
ton and Josie Hancock chipped
in with two runs apiece. Tara
McNabb had a solo score. Other
JLC players are Tamara Griffis,
Halley Addison, Madison
Rucker and Caryssa Johnson.'
Sarah Carlton and Amari
DeLeon mo\ed up from the
Tweens to play in this game.
Josie Moore and Breanna
Godwin both put a pair of runs
on the board for Harvest. Gemi
Saunders, Shayna Harned and
Ariana Ramos added a run
each. Other Harv'est players are
Brianna Aleman, Cheyanne
Gough, Anahi Salgado and
Cristina Rodriguez. '
CF also won the Friday late


Games


game, taking GWI 21-5.
DeLeon and Sarah Carlton
each put three ruis onthe board
for JLC, along with Garcia and
Johnson. Hannah Carlton, Ruth
Erekson and Moore were twin-
tally batters and Tara Hines,
Hallie Escobedo and Tamara
Griffis added a run each.
GWI scored all its rhns in the
first inningiby Morgan ,Walters,'
Amberi Dy'ert' ,Annf Erek-son,
Brooke -.Dtxor, andL'-Lacey
Cumbee. -`iher- GWI .piayers
are Allison'. Farr, Mika De-
latorre, Amanda Bandy, Yesenia
Perez and Dasmine McMillian.
There was another pair of
games last Saturday. In the;
early: .game, JLCG downed
Harvest 12-8. .
,,Garcia circled the bases three
times for JLC. Hannah Carlton,
Johnson and ,Erekson. added
twin:scores and Hines, Dixon
and Sarah' Carlton added one'
apiece.
Godwin, Saunders and
Harned were the only two-tally;
batters for Harvest.' Moore and
Rodriguez added a run apiece.
In the late Saturday game, the
week's finale, JLC made it four.
in w bmo31wning GWI 15-6.
Garcia and Johnson rounded
the bases three times each for
JLC. Hines, Hannah Carlton
and Harned each scored twice :
and Erekson. Griffis ard Saifltr
Carlton added a run each.
Walters and Erekson circled
the bases twice each for GWI.
Cumbee and Farr each added a
run. '


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION
FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RALEIGH E. HORNE
OR DIANNE K. HORNE IN TRUST FOR STEVEN E.
HORNE, the holder of the following:certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which-it
was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO.: 272 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2008
Description of Property:
32.85 AC S3/4 OF NW1/4 OF NW1/4 LESS
PARCEL 1380 & LESS RD R/W & E 394.35 FT
OF N1/4 OF NW1/4 OF NW1/4 16 33S 25E DC-
504P114 142P366 363P3607 619P120 AFF-
619P162 683P550 687P420 BCCREZONE-
694P1195 AFF-702P1422 702P1424 723P1079
BCCREZONE-724P256 724P835-CD
SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.
Name in which assessed: WILLIAM L. MANFULL
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according;-
to law the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchu.la, FL 33873 on the
30TH day of May, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 20'th day of April, 2012.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252012TD002XXXX '
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512 4:26-5:170


Hitting the ball for Harvest Aviation are (front row, left to COURTESY PHOTOS
right) Anahi Salgado and Ariana Ramos; (middle row) Swinging the bat for JLC Harvesting are (front row, from
Cristina Rodriguez, Breanna Godwin and Cheyanne left) Madison Rucker and Tamara Griffis; (second row)
Gough; (back row) coaches Mikey Driskell and Sandy Senida Garcia, Caryssa Johnson and Hannah Carlton;
Driskell, Brianna Aleman, Shayna Harned, Josie Moore (third row) Josie Hancock, Ruthie Erekson, Tara McNabb
and Coach Amber Steedley; not pictured Gemi and Coach Jake Carlton; not pictured Halley Addison
Saunders. and Coach Missy Carlton.



IHARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS
KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

Registration for Kindergarten students will begin according to the schedule
below. Students can also be registered throughout the day beginning Thursday,
May 15, 2012.


Bowling Green. Elementary School ..............May 3,2012

Hilltop Elementary School........................ .May 14,2012

North Wauchula Elementary School............May 3,2012

Wauchula Elementary School......................May 8,2012

Zolfo Springs Elementary School.......... ........May 10,2012


5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.n.

6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.


Kindergarten students must be five years old on or before September 1,2012.


Parents are required to bring the following documents:
An original birth certificate
....'.-. '" rreM physical A .
S. Shotrecord ..


Students who have not met the above requirements will not be permitted to
enter school in the fall. According to Florida Law, no student will be permitted
to enter first grade unless he/she has completed an approved public or private
kindergarten program. -





ESCUELAS DE CONDADO DE HARDEE
REGISTRO DE KINDER


Registro para estudiantes de Kinder comenzardi con la fecha que aparece a
continuaci6n. Los estudiantes tambien pueden ser registrados durante todo el
dfa comenzando el Jueves, 15, de mayo de 2012.

Bowling Green Elementary School......3 de mayo de 2012 5:00 p.m.- 6:30 p.m.


Hilltop Elementary School............... 14 de mayo de 2012


6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.


North Wauchula Elementary School.,.3 de mayo de 2012 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Wauchula Elementary School...........8 de mayo de 2012 5:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

Zolfo Springs Elementary School......10 de mayo de 2012 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m.


Los estudiantes de Kinder deben tener cinco afios de edad en o antes del 1 de sep-
tiembre de 2012.


Los padres deben llevar los documents siguientes:
un certificado de nacimiento original
fisico corriente
registro de vacunas


No se permitira a los estudiantes que no han cumplido los requisitos anteriores a en-
trar a la escuela en el otofio. Segun en acuerdo con la ley de Florida, no se permitirai
ningun estudiante para entrar en primer grado a menos que ha completado un pro-
grama aprobado de Kinder publicos o privados.
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April 26.2012, The Herald-Advocate 5C


Wauchula Watch
By Ofc. Amy Drake
Wauchula Police Department


DROP OFF YOUR OLD MEDS -
It's that time again. Time to clean out your medicinedcabinets
arid dispose of all thoIe unwanted, unneeded and out-of-date med-
ictions. ,
During 2011, Hardee, County held two prescription pill drop-
offs, with' multiple drop-off points. Both times we had several peo-
ple drop'off theirunwanted medications, but we're hoping the res-
idents of Hardee County' can make this 2012 prescription drug
drop-off even; better.
t Some residents may be wary of dropping off their old meds,
for any of multiple reasons, but here are the answers to a fe% ques-
tions that maybe: stopping you: .
S1.) Do I have to provide my personal information? .
No,'the prescriptions may' be placed inside the pill drop bo\
with no0,uesitions asked. We do not need. to know any personal
information about you or your medications.
2.) Do I have to leave the labels on my bottles?
No,.once you arrive you may remove all your labels or a help-
ful volunteer at the drop-off point can place your.pills inside a seal
bag and return the bottle back to you.
,.3.) What happens to the medications? .
The' medications are weighed and picked up by the Drug
Enforcement Agency. The DEA then takes the medications to prop-
erly and safely dispose of them.
All of those are good questions, but probably the most impor-
tant question that needs to be addressed is what's the point of a pre-
scription pill drop to begin with?
Well, the mission behind the pill drop is to help make a safer
community.
Far too often, prescription medications are misused. Every day
seven Floridians die from prescription medication abuse. In 2008,
more Floridians died from medication poisoning then from car
.crashes.
Medications are safe when prescribed by a medical physician
and used in the correct manner. The problem we face today is. teens
and young adults have gotten it into their minds that abusing pre'
scription medications for a high is safer than using illegal drugs.
This is false.
Taking a mix of prescription medications like this is affecting
their short- and long-term health. It's not only affecting their phys-
ical health, but also their mental health. Most teens and young
adults are mixing medications without truly knowing the effect it
will have on their bodies or the true purpose-of the pills. To them,
the only purpose is to give them a high.
Teens choose to use this method of getting high because it's
cheaper and easier. It has been found that teenagers will steal med-
ications'but of their family or friends' medicine cabinets. Average
Americans tend to have so much outdated and unneeded medica-
tion in their homes that they are unaware this is taking place right
in front of them.
I hope this information has provided a little more insight into
the purpose behind the prescription pill drop.
It's not only a good opportunity to clean out your medicine
cabinets, but it's also a good opportunity to help make Hardee
County a safer community. If you have any unwanted, unneeded or
out-of-date human or pet medications, please feel free to drop them
off at the Wauchula Police Department, 128 S. Seventh Ave., on
Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


Savvy Senior
By Jim Miller
Senior Advocate


MEDICAL ALERT DEVICES THAT CAN HELP'
KEEP SENIORS SAFE
Dear Savvy Senio
I'm interested in getting my mother, vwho lives alone. "d
medical aloer'device with a wearable SOS-'... n that she can
push in case site Jalls or heeds help. What .inds of deices
can you recohnmend and how much do they cost?K',
Searching Daughter

Dear Searching, ,
There's a wide variety of medical alert systems on. the
market t'daN that'. can help keep elderly' seniors safe,'w whilee
living irn their own, hoDe. Here's a breakdown of some dif-'
ferent styles and prices to help you choose. .
Monitored Alerts .
The most' popular' medical alert systems available today
are the ones that will connect your mom to a 24-hour emer-
gency monitoring service when she needs help. These' units
come, with waterproof "SOS" buttons typically in the
form of a necklace pendent or bracelet and a base station
that'connectsto her home phone line. :
At the press of a button, your mom could call and'talk.to
a trained operator through the system's base station receiver
which works like a powerful speaker phone. The operator
will find out what's wrong, and will notify family members,
a neighbor, friend or emergency services as needed.
If you're interested in this type of alert, there are literal-
1y dozens of services to choose from. One of the most wide-
ly used is the- Philips Lifeline Medical Alert, Service (lifeli-
nesys.com, 800-380-3111) which costs $35 per month, plus
an $82 start-up fee. Phillips also offers a new Auto Alert
option (for $48 per month) that has fall detection 'sensors in
the SOS button that can automatically summon help without
your mom ever having to press a button..
'Some other majorplayers in the industry thatare 'a little
less expensive (under $30 per month) include: LifeFone
(lifefone.com, 877-849-8942), LifeStation (lifestatiori.com,
877-478-3390), Bay Alarm Medical (bayalarmmedical.com,
877-722-9633), Alertl (alert-i.com, 888-919-3692)',
,LifeGuardiar( (lifeguardianmedicalalarms.com,, 800.i378-
2957) and MedicalAlert (medicalalert.com, 800-800-2537).'
One other unique product worth consideration is the
MediPendant (getmedipendant.com, 888-216-0039) which h
runs under $35 a month. This system allows your mom to
speak and listen, to the operator directly through the SOS
pendant, versus the base station speaker phone, which often
makes for easier communication.
No-Fee Alerts
If you're looking for a cheaper option, consider a no-fee
medical alert device that doesn't have professional monitor-
ing services. These products, which also come with an
"SOS" button and a home base station, are pre-programmed
to dial personal contacts (relatives, friends, caregivers or.
911) if the SOS button is pushed. Most devices store about
four phone numbers, and the system dials each number,, one-
by-one until, a connection is made.
If you like this style, the Freedom Alert made by
LogicMark (logicmark.com, 800-519-2419) is a good prod-
uct that allows you to speak through the pendent. The pur-


chase price: $300, with no ongoing monthly tees,, Also check
out Telemergency (telemergencysystems.com, 888-558-
7420), which offers a variety on no-fee medical alert devices
that cost under $190.
Mobile Alerts
If your mom is interested in a device that works outside
the home too, there are several mobile products thatwill let
her call for help anywhere. These pendent-style devices,
which fit in the palm of your hand, work like little cell
phones with GPS tracking capabilities.
To call for help, your mom would simply push one but-
ton, and an operator from the device's emergency monitoring
service would be on the line to assist her. And because of the
GPS technology they would know her exact location, which
is critical in emergency situations.
Top products to check out in this category include the
new 5Star Urgent Response sold by GreatCall (greatcall.-
com, 800-733-6632) for $50 plus a $35 activation fee and
$15 monthly service fees, and MobileHelp (mobilehelp-
rinow.com, 800-800-1710) which runs between $37 and $42
per month.
"You also need to know that Medicare and most other
insurance plans don't cover medical alert systems, although
in some states Medicaid will if your mom receives Medicaid-
funded homecare services.




Chamber, USF Team Up

On Development Strategy
The Hardee County Chamber The FIOG team consists of
of Commerce recently executed USF staff and faculty from the
a contract with the John Scott Department of Anthropology,
Dailey Florida Institute of Florida Center for Community
Government at the 'University pf Design & Research, School of
South Florida to develop an Architecture & Community
economy-building strategy for Design as well as the consulting
Hardee County. firm of Strategic Planning
The analysis' will assist 'in Group Inc.
developing a strategy based ini- Throughout the 16-week
tially on eco- and agri-tourism process, FIOG will be conduct-
while' also looking at broader ing an inventory and analysis of
economic development opportu- the county's physical attributes
nities appropriate to Hardee and an assessment of how these
County. conditions might be integrated
The mission of the John Scott into a formal economy building
Dailey Florida Institute, of Gov- strategy. They will also work to
emrnment is "to increase the ef- .identify individuals and organi-
fectiveness and quality of gov- zations that will assist in engag-
eminent in Florida through ing stakeholders to participate
applied research, training, tech- in the inventory process. .
nical assistance programs and "The Chamber of Commerce
public service." With over 20 is eager to begin the analysis
years of experience ih the local that will lead to diversity and
community, the. FIOG at. the enhancement of our economy.
University of South Florida has We hope that our members as
a vast history of helping govern- well as the entire Hardee
ment and non-profit entities County community will em-
through visioning and strategic brace this process and support
planning processes, offering and the Chamber as we move for-
coordinating training,' technical ward" said Derren Bryan,
assistance, and applied research Chamber of Commerce presi-
projects for the local communi- dent.
ty:


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6C The Herald-Advocate, April 26, 2012


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

CASE NO.: 252011DR000217

DION L, HOUGHTALING,
Petitioner

and

BRIGJTTE D. CARNLEY,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTION
FOR DISSOLUTION OF
MARRIAGE

TO: BRIGITTE D. CARNLEY
200 AVE. K S.E., APT. 328
WINTER HAVEN, FL 33880

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for dissolution of marriage
has been. filed against you and
that you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses, If
any, to it on DION L. HOUGHTAL-
ING whose address is H.C.I.,
6901 S.R. 62, BOWLING GREEN,
FL 33834 on or before 5-18-12,
and file the original with the clerk
of this COURT AT 417 W. MAIN
ST., ROOM 202, WAUCHULA, FL
33873, before service on
Petitioner or immediately there-
after. If you fall to do so, a default
may be entered against you for
the relief demanded in the peti-
tion.

The action is asking the court to
decide how the following real or
personal property should be
divided: None.

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

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

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclo-
sure of documents and informa-
tion. Failure to comply can restful
In sanctions, including dismissal
or striking of pleadings.

Dated: April 16, 201;2

B.HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COUR
FOR HARDEE COUNTY,

CASE NO. 252011CA(

FIRST NATIONAL BANK
WAUCHULA, a National
Association organized u
laws of the United State
America,.'

Plaintiff,

vs.

RAUL VALDES, LUZ GER
VALVERDE SALAZAR, A
RODRIGUEZ, THE FIRS1
BANK OF ARCADIA and
OF AMERICA, NA.

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SAL
PURSUANT TO F.S. CHA

NOTICE IS GIVEN 1
suant to Final Default J
and Summary Final Jud
Foreclosure and for A
Fees and Costs entered
Court on February 27, 20
above-styled cause, I w
the highest and best b
cash on the Secon
Hallway Outside of Roo
the Hardee County Co
located at 417 West Ma
Wauchula, Florida, on th
of May, 2012, at 11:00
following-described prop

East 1/2 of SW 1/4
1/4 LESS the East 2
feet of the South 9
feet thereof; and the
1/2 of the North 1/2
SE 1/4 of SW 1/
Section 36, Townsh
South, Range 25
Hardee County, Fil
subject to existing
of way (Tract 14 of r
for identification pu
es). More particularly
cribed on boundary s
by Germaine Surve
Inc. Job #19-96 as fo
East 1/2 of SW 1/4 o
1/4 LESS the East 1
the South 3/4 thereof
the North 1/2 of the
1/2 of the SE 1/4 of S
of Section 36, Townsh
South, Range 25
Hardee County, Fli
subject to existing
of way;
AND
South 110 feet of the
1/2 of the South 1/2
NE 1/4 of tie SW 1
Section 36, Townshl
South, Range 25
Hardee County, FIc
subject to existing
of way. (Being the
110 feet of Tract 1
record for Identific
purposes.)
AND
A portion of the Sc
being more partici
described as fol
Commence at the SW
ner of said Section; th


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage


run North 89* 46' 26" East
and along the South line of
said Section a distance of
1102.58 feet; thence Noith
00' 16' 59" West a distance
of 660.35 feet for point of
beginning; thence contin-
ue North 00" 16' 59" West a
distance of 330.00 feet;
thence North 89* 43' 16"
East a distance of 330.00
feet; thence South 44 43'
08" West a distance of
466.67 feet to Point of
Beginning. All lying In and
being a portion of Section
36, Township 33 South,
Range 25 East, Hardee
County, Florida.

Dated this 8 day of March, 2012.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts
Hardee County, Florida

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate In this
proceeding, you are entitled, at,
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator at (863) 534-4686,
at least 7 days before your sched-
uled court appearance, or Imme-
diately upon receiving this notlf-,
cation if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less
than 7 days; if you are hearing or
voice Impaired, call 711.
4:19,26c


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

GENERAL JURISDICTION
DIVISION
CASE NO.: 25-2009-CA-000147

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
Plaintiff,


vs.

CINDY OCASIO; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF CINDY OCASIO
N/K/A DEVIN ROACH; JOHN
DOE N/K/A FREDDIE CARLTON;
JANE DOE N/K/A DEENA CARL-
TON, et.al.
Defendants.


NOTICE SOF
FORECLOSURE SALE


4:19-5:10c NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
T IN AND pursuant to a Final Judgment of
FLORIDA Foreclosure dated Nov. 9. 2011,
and. entered In 25-2009-CA-
000248 000147 of the Circuit Court of the
TENTH Judicial Circuit in and for
OF Hardee County, Florida wherein
Banking BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., is the
inder the Plaintiff and CINDY OCASIO;
s of UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF CINDY
OCASIO N/K/A DEVIN ROACH;
JOHN DOE N/K/A FREDDIE
CARLTON; JANE DOE N/K/A
DEENA' CARLTON are the
Defendant(s). B. Hugh Bradley as
the Clerk of the Circuit Court will
RARDINA sell to the highest and best bidder
IMARA for cash at the 2nd Floor Hallway,
T STATE Outside of Room 202 417 W. Main
BANK Street, Wauchula, FL 33873, at
*Hardee County Courthouse on
May 2, 2012, at 11:00 AM the fol-
/ lowing described property as set
forth In'said Final Judgment, to
.E wit:
NPTER 45
SPTER S1/2 OF SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4
that pur- OF SE 1/4 OF SECTION 25,
tht ~TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
Judgment RANGE 24 EAST, HARDEE
gttnyts COUNTY FLORIDA;
attorney's
d by the TOGETHER WITH A PER-
l 2, In the PETUAL NON-EXCLUSIVE
idderll for EASEMENT FOR INGRESS
Idder for AND EGRESS ACROSS
d Floor THE EAST 15 FEET OF
)m 202 of THE E 1/2 OF THE NE 1/4
urthouse OF THE NW 1/4 OF SE 1/4
en Street, OF SECTION 26, TOWN-
a.m., th day SHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE
a., te 24 EAST HARDEE COUN-
perty: TY FLORIDA, AND A PER-
of SW PETUAL EASEMENT FOR
20 S INGRESS AND EGRESS
20 + 'OVER AND ACROSS THE
North EAST 40 FEET OF THE N
of the 1/2 OF SE 1/4 OF NW 1/4
4, t nOF SE 1/4 OF SECTION 26,
4, In TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
ipEat RANGE 24 EAST HARDEE
orida, COUNTY FLORIDA.
rights
record Any person claiming an Inter-
rpos. est in the surplus from the sale, If
des- any, other than the property
urvey owner as of the date of the lis
eying, pendens must file a claim within
lows: 60 days after the sale.
of SW
1/3 of Dated this 10 day of April, 2012.
f; and B. HUGH BRADLEY
NortW 1/4 As Clerk of the Court

hip 33
East, By: Brad Reed
orida, As Deputy Clerk
rights In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, It you are
South person with a disability who
of the needs any accommodation In
1/4 of order to participate in this pro-
ip 33 ceeding, you are entitled, at no
East, cost to you, to the provision of
orida' certain assistance. Please con-
rights tact the Office of the Court
South Administrator, (863) 534-4690, at
17 of least 7 days before your sched-
*atlon uled court appearance, or Imme-
diately upon receiving this notifi-
cation if the time before the
v 1/4 scheduled appearance Is less
ularly than 7 days; (describe notice); If
lows: you are hearing or voice
V cor- Impaired, call TDD (863). 534-7777
hence or Florida Relay Service 711.
4:19,26c


licenses were issued recently
'in the office of the county
court:
Joshua Barrett Kintner, 33,
Zolfo Springs, and Crystal


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDIC' CIRCUITT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
.JUVENILE DIVISION

.CASE NO. 252011DP000021

IN THE INTEREST OF:
H., I DOB: 01/19/04

Child. /

SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF
HEARING ON PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS

THE STATE OF FLORIDA

TO: Isaiah Herreras Gomez, a/k/a
Isaiah Herreras, Isaiah Herrera
Gomez, Isaias Herreras, Isalas H.
Gomez, Isaias Gomez, Isalas
Herrera Gomez, Isaiah Hererra-
Gomez, Isaiah Hererras, Isaiah
Herreras-Gomez, Isalas
Herreras-Gomez

YOU ARE HEREBY, NOTIFIED
that a Petition under oath has
been filed in the above styled
Court for the permanent commit-
ment of I.H., a male child, born on
January 19, 2004, to Amanda
Kersey, for subsequent adoption
and you are hereby COMMAND-
ED to be and appear before the
HONORABLE MARCUS J.
EZELLE at 10:30 a.m., on May 24,
'2012, for this hearing at the
HARDEE COUNTY COURT-
HOUSE, Juvenile Division, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula, FL
33873.
YOUR FAILURE TO APPEAR IN
PERSON WILL BE TREATED AS A


CONSENT TO THE TERMINA-
TION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
AND YOU WILL PERMANENTLY
LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A
PARENT TO THE CHILD AS
NAMED IN THE PETITION FOR
TERMINATION OF PARENTAL
RIGHTS.

YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO
HAVE AN ATTORNEY REPRE-
SENT YOU IN THIS MATTER. IF
YOU CANNOT AFFORD AN'
ATTORNEY, YOU MUST BE PRES-
ENT AND REQUEST THAT THE
COURT APPOINT AN ATTORNEY
FOR YOU IF YOU WANT ONE.

In accordance with the Americans
With Disabilities Act, persons
with disabilities needing a special
accommodation to participate In
this proceeding should contact
the Dept of Children and
Families-Legal Department, 225,
East Main Street, Suite 102,
Wauchula, FL 33873-2702,
Telephone (863)767-4783, no later.
than seven days prior to the pro-.
ceeding. If hearing impaired,
'(TDD) 1-800-955-8771, or Voice.
(V) 1-800-955-8770, via Florida
Relay Service.

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK


by Carla O'Bryan
as his Deputy Clerka
4 5-26c'


The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
meeting to which all interested
persons are invited:

SWFWMD Governing Board
Surplus Lands Assessment
Subcommittee Meeting: Con-
sider committee business in-'
cluding review of staff recom-
mendations for potential sur-
plus of SWFWMD lands in
Evaluation Area 2 (Hillsbo-
rough, Pinellas and Polk
Counties excluding the Green
Swamp). Board members and
Advisory Committee members
may attend. Some Board mem-
bers may participate in the
meeting via communications
media technology.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, May 10,
2012; 10 a.m.
PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa
Service Office, 7601 US Highway
301 North, Tampa FL 33637

A copy. of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: Water-
Matters.org-Boards, Meetings &
Event Calendar; 1 (800) 423-1476
(FL only) or (352)796-7211.

Pursuant to the provision of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring reasonable
accommodations to participate in
this workshop/meeting is asked
to advise the agency at least 5
days before the workshop/meet-
ing by contacting SWFWMD's
Human Resources Bureau Chief,
2379 Broad Street, Brooksville,
Florida 34604-6899; telephone
(352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-
800-423-1476 (FL only), ext.
4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-
6103; or email to ADACoordina-
tor@swfwmd.state.fl.us.
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the
Board/Committee with respect to
any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing, he/she will
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence from
which the appeal is to be issued.
For more information, you may
contact: Cheryl.Hill@watermat-
ters.org; 1(800)423-1476 (FL
only) or (352)796-7211, x4452
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azar, 22, Yakima, Wash., and
Laura Elizabeth James, 20,
Wauchula. .
Jesus Sustaita, 19, Wauchula,
and Roxana Medrano, 20, Bow-
ling Green.
Benjamin Thomas Triplett,
30, Wauchula, and April Marie
Ellis, 24, Wauchula.
Jarret Andrew Widner, 22,
Arcadia, and Danielle Nicole
Tucker, 20, Wauchula...
Truitt Russell Waters, 38,
Wauchula, and Holly Danielle
Gilliard, 27, Bowling Green.
Victor Sanchez Trejo, 31,
Zolfo Springs, and Leticia
Zavala, 25, Wauchula.
Travis Holden Tubbs, 25,
Wauchula, and Amy Gail
Jernigan, 27, Wauchula..
Michael Andrew Sanders,
29, Wauchula, and Kara Ann
Watkins, 32, Sebring.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly in county court:
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insurance Co. a/s/o
Samuel Albritton vs. Mary
Yates Demeere, dismissed.
Valencia Garden Apartments
LTD vs. Walter Rivera and
Darlene Greisofe, judgment for
removal of tenant.
Midland Funding LLC vs.
Ayesha Rogers, stipulated set-


tlement approved.
Citibank NA vs. Beverly
Grabowski, stipulated judg-
ment.
Equable Ascent Financial
LLC vs. Bobby Green, volun-
tary dismissal.
Dell Financial Services LLC
vs. Michelle L. McCreery, stip-
ulated settlement approved.

There was no misdemeanor
court last week as it was trial
week. The following are deci-
sions from the previous court
date:
David Gomez, domestic bat-
tery and trespass in an occupied
structure, not prosecuted.
Tomeka Chunta Cozart, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
one month in jail with credit for
time served, $325 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender
fees, $50 cost of prosecution.
Oswaldo Davila, violation of
a domestic violence injunction
for protection, adjudication
withheld, probation one year,
$325 fine and court costs, $50
cost of prosecution, $50 inves-
tigative costs; two counts viola-
tion of a domestic violence
injunction for protection, not
prosecuted.
Christopher Hernandez, re-
sisting an officer without vio-
lence, $325 fine and court costs,
$50 public defender fees, $50
cost of prosecution.
Stanley Jackson, resisting an
officer without violence, proba-
tion six months, $325 fine and,
court costs, $50 public defender
fee, $50 cost of prosecution,
$50 investigative costs, 25
hours community service.
Kayla Fae Maupin, petit
theft, $325 fine and court costs,
$50 investigative costs.
Adam Daniel Alvarado, vio-
lation of probation '(original
charges possession of marijua-
na and possession of drug para-
phernalia), probation revoked,
four months in jail, $50 cost of
prosecution, added to outstand-.
ing fines and fees and put on
lien.
CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Ashley Marie Brown and
Christopher Marie Brown,
divorce.
Paiden Branch and Garrison
Branch, divorce.,
Tiana Lafaye Snell and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Albert Sanchez, peti-
tion for child support.
Nancy Vital and Arlon G.
Mejia, divorce.
Martha Centeno vs. Gustavo
Reyes, petition for injunction
for protection.
Jeremy Brandeberry and
Amanda Brandeberry, divorce.
Christine Owens vs. Rodney
Smith, petition for injunction
for protection.'

*The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-.
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge: .
Leigh A.Trammell and DOR
vs. Kevin W. Bartel, child sup-
port order.
"Good News Baptist Church
of Hardee County Inc. vs.,estate
of Lawrence Williams and


NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE:
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District is proposing
to amend the following rule: 40D-
9.230 .
.The proposed amendment revis--
es District Land Use Rule 40D-
9.230;, F.A.C., to conform with
Section 790.33 Florida Statutes
(2011), which expressly preempts
the regulation of firearms and
ammunition in Florida. Amend-
ments to the rule eliminate any
reference to firearms and ammu-
nition regulation. Provisions relat-
ing to possession or use of other
dangerous or potentially danger-
ous instruments, such as spears,
paintball equipment and bows
and arrows will remain.
The Notice of Proposed Rule-
making appears in the Fldrida
Administrative Weekly, Vol. 38,
No. 17, on April 27, 2012. A copy
of the proposed rule can be
viewed on the District's website at
http://www.swfwmd.state.fl. us/-
rules/proposed/
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring special
accommodations to provide com-
ments on this rulemaking is
asked 1tocontact. The Southwest
Florida .7, Water Management
District ; Human Resources
Director, '2379 Broad Street,
Brooksville, Florida 34604-6899;
telephone (352) 796-7211, ext.
4702 or ;1--800-423-1476 ; (FL
only), ext. 4702; TDD (FL only) .1-
800-231-6103; or e-mail to
ADACoordihator@swfwmd.state.f
I.us. If you are hearing or speech
impaired, please contact the
agency using the Florida Relay
Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or
1(800)955-8770 (Voice):
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACT-
ED REGARDING THE PRO-
POSED RULES AND TO OBTAIN
A COPY IS Barbara Martinez,
7601 Highway 301 North. Tampa,
FL 33637-6759, (813) 985-7481
(4660) (Ref OGC-# 2011046)426
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The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
meeting to which all interested
persons are invited:

Joint Industrial and Public
Supply Advisory Committee
meeting: To discuss committee
business. One or more Govern-
ing Board Members may
attend.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, May 8,
20'12; 9:00 a.m. (this is a change
of time from the published calen-
dar)
PLACE: SWFWMD Tampa
Service Office, 7601 US Highway
301 North,'Tampa FL 33637

A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: Water-
Matters.org Boards, Meetings &
Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476
(FL only) or (352)796-7211.
Pursuant to the provision of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring reasonable
accommodations to participate in
this workshop/neeting is asked
to advise the agency at least 5
days before the workshop/meet-
ing by contacting SWFWMD's
Human Resources Bureau Chief,
2379 Broad Street,. Brooksville,
Florida 34604-6899; telephone
(352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-
800-423-1476 (FL only), ext.
4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-
6103; or email to ADACoordina-
tor@swfwmd.state.fl.us.
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the
Board/Committee with respect to
any matter considered at this
meeting or hearing, he/she will
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence from
which the appeal is to be issued.
For more information, you may
contact: Debby.Weeks@water-
matters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL
only) or (352)796-7211, x4751
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YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2008


CERTIFICATE NO,: 4

Description of Property:


6.69 AC W1/2 OF SW1/4 OF NE1/4 LYING N OF
SR 62 R/W LESS N 838.76 FT THEREOF 23
33S 23E 484P642 508P340 560P244 598P91
641P839 (MJR/SP/EXC) 644P243 657P1469
(MJR/SP/EXC)

SUBJECT TO RESERVATIONS, COVENANTS,
RESTRICTIONS, AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD.

Name in which assessed: WILLIAM L. MANFULL

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State
of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according
to law the property described in such certificate shall
be sold to the highest bidder at the Hardee County
Courthouse, 417 West Main Street, second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
30e day of May, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 20th day of April, 2012.


B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No: 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton, Deputy Clerk
Tax Deed File No.: 252012TD001XXXX
Pursuant to F.S. 197.512


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RALEIGH E. HORNE
OR DIANNE K. HORNE IN TRUST FOR STEVEN E.
HORNE, the holder of the,. following certificate has
filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued there-
on. The certificate number and year of issuance, the
description of the property, and the names in which it
was assessed are as follows:


Spirit Wind Tab'ernacle. Inc.,
voluntary dismissal.
Dienatann Darceus and DOR
vs. Wendell Parker, judgment
on petition for enforcement of
administrative child support
order.
Katina Ann. Alvarado and
DOR vs. Guillermo Alvarado
Jr., child support contempt
order.
Thomas Zuniga and Melissa
Zuniga, modification of child
support.
Graciela Trevino vs.
Faustino Trevino Jr., injunction
for protection.
Nancy Sneider vs. Ronald
Sneider, dismissal of temporary
injunction for protection.
Monica Castillo vs. William
Dale Castillo, dismissal of tem-
porary injunction for protec-
tion.
Miguel Villapando and
Crystal Freeman, divorce.
Trerika Lorraine Anderson
and DOR vs. Kenya Devynn
Jabbar Hooks, child support
contempt order set aside.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week as it was
trial week.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Floyd J. Jr. and Nadine
Tucker to Ronny Potts,
$60,000.
James Collie to Juan R. and
Yrma Limon, $65,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Joseph A. and
Tamara K. Haray, $42,000.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Michael F. and
Kathleen Budnik, $56,500.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC To DJS Properties
Inc. (two properties) $25,000
each.
Torrey Oaks RV & Golf
Resort LLC to Ronald F. and
Jeanette L. Moore.
Laura Juarez Barrios Solorio
and Omar Solorio to Laura
Juarez Solorio, Honorio Juarez'
and Teresa Juarez, $24,500.
Howard C. Pritchett Jr. and
Howard Chad Pritchett to 3N'
Groves LLP, $400,000.
Wilma Evans to Triple M.
Equipment Co. Inc., $27,500.

The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following event to
which all interested persons are
invited:

Floria -Water Policy, Aatiu-bl
Conference: Florida water poli-
cy and consumptive use per-
mitting will be discussed.
,SWFWMD Governing Board
members may attend.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, May'10
and Friday, May 11, 2012; 8:00
a.m.

PLACE: Sheraton Riverwalk
Hotel. 200 North Ashley Drive,
Tampa FL 33602

A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: LE
International, 800-873-7130 or
www.cle.com/fl.

'For more Information,; you may
contact: Lou.Kavouras@water-
matters.org or 1(800)423-1476
(FL only) or (352)796-7211, x4604
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April 26,2012, The Herald-Advocate 7C


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Sevigny and Associates
played a pair of games last
week in the Coach Pitch, or 8-
and-undei division, of Miss
Hardee Softball.
The split may have given
AgComp Solutions hope to win
out the season. The Sevigny
win over Florida Fuel dropped
that team to 5-4. Ag Comp is at
5-3-1 and Sevigny at 3-5-1 but
coming on strong.
There are no games this week
due to FCAT testing involving
some teams. Play resumes next
Tuesday, when Ag Comp plays
Florida Fuel.
On Tuesday of last week, Ag
Comp downed Sevigny 16-11.
Valerie Martinez 'led Ag
Comp with three trips around
the bases. Liliana "Lily" Plata,
Valeria Montanez, Tulsi Patel
and Kaylie Grice were twin-
tally batters and Michelle
Patterson, Jayden Hays, Haile
Escobedo, Natalia Garcia and
Cathy Perez crossed home plate
once each.
. For Sevigny, it was' Tori
Durden putting three runs on


the board. Madi Jane Schraeder
chipped in with a pair of scores
and Genesis Silva, Anabelle
Servin, Iliana Ruiz, Petra
Gaitan, Haven Rimes and
Savannah "Savy" Conerly
added a run apiece. Destiny
Badillo, Idalis "Ellie" Juarez,
Faith Davis and Callie Eisen-
hauer didn't get to home plate.
Sevigny came back last
Thursday and defeated Florida
-Fuel 16-10.
Schraeder and Silva circled
the bases three times 6ach for
Sevigny. Conerly and Gaitan
made twin trips to home plate.
and Badillo, Durden, Servin,
Davis, Rimes and Ruiz added
one run each.
Leadoff batter Kaitlynn
"Katie" Brandeberry and
Baleigh.Herrera came around to
home plate three times apiece
for Florida Fuel. Sailor Ullrich,
Katie Henderson, Dorisa
"Dora" Santoyo and Kya
Batiste touched home once
each. Yesaily Martinez, Alyvia
Driskell, Lahna Christian,
Kyleigh Revell and Kiara
Coronado each stopped short of
home plate.


Letter To The Editor

Wauchula Lady Praises

Hardee Fire Rescue


Dear Hardee County Citizens:
I would like to take a moment
to say thank you to the most
amazing group, of Hardee
County Fire Rescue Firefighter/
Paramedics stationed at the
Zolfo Spings fire station.
Specifically I want to thank
Chris Campbell, Glen Karnes,
Jereme Bridges, David Cole,
and Lt. Greg Pfeiffer.
On February 12, 2012, I
began to suffer severe respirato-
ry distress. My husband, a
retired chief fire officer from
Miami-Dade County, immedi-
ately called 911.
The Zolfo Spring Fire Rescue
was here within minutes. They
came in and immediately began
to help me. Their demeanor was
so confident and reassuring.
These firefigfiter/paramedics


maintained such composure
that I knew that if anything hap-'
pened, they could handle it!
They transported me to the hos-
pital where I spent five days
recovering.
I come from a family and
extended family of firefighter/
paramedics. Until I was loaded
into the back of a rescue vehicle
unable to breathe, I never expe-
rienced first-hand the invalu-
able service they provide.
Hardee, County residents ...
rest assured ... if you ever need
emergency help, we have the
best in our firefighter/para-
medics!
Thank you for everything you
did for me!

Rhonda Cole
Wauchula


Sevigny Splits

Coach Pitch Games


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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
Apr. 22, Curtis Dale Johnson, 18, of 202 West Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep.1 Ryan Abbott and charged with larceny -
petit theft and cor triboting to the delinquency of a minor.
Apr. 22, a th oft o U.S. 17 North was reported.

Apr. 21, Pau Alamia, 35, of 314 Manatee St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with aggravated
battery using a deadly weapon.
Apr. 21, a theft on Boyd Cowart Road was reported.

Apr. 20, Selethia Alfreda Glaze, 43, of 126 N. CR 663, Ona,
was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged with burglary of
a structure or conveyance, larceny petit theft and violation of
probation.
Apr. 20, April Morales, 32, of 125 Carlton St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and charged with possession of
methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Apr. 20, Cipriano Ibarra, 28, of 394 W. Broward St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake on a charge of with-
holding support of children.
Apr. 20, Carolina Maldonado, 22, of Banana Avenue, Bowling
Green, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force (DTF) and
charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug
paraphernalia and violation of probation.
Apr. 20, burglary of a conveyance on Golden Oaks Road,
criminal mischief on Doc Coil Road, and thefts on U.S. 17 North
and Prines Road were reported.

Apr. 19, Michael Brent Edgar, 48, of 166 SE Fifth St., Cape
Coral, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant.
Apr. 19, Daniel Lee Calvillo, 25, of 2813 Hampton Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged with
carrying a concealed weapon.
Apr. 19, criminal mischief on North Florida Avenue and thefts
on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and on Morgan Grice Road were
reported.
'Apr. 18, Francisco Aquino, 21, of 610-22nd St., Bradenton,
was arrested on a charge of failure to appear in court.
Apr. 18, Verdistine Rachel Kemp, 50, of 4828 Sally Blvd.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens on charged of
grand theft and theft.
Apr. 18, Mary Elizabeth Frias, 32, of 610 Grove St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens on a charge of fraud-
insufficient funds to obtain goods or services.
Apr. 18, Jeffrey Vallejo, 31, of 2552 Buck Drive, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Daniel Arnold and charged with bat-
tery.
Apr. 18, Guadalupe Camirillo, 38, of 411 Eddy St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged with fraud fail-
ure to redeliver hired/leased property.
Apr. 18, criminal mischief on SR 62, and thefts on Old
Bradenton Road and on Ralph Johns Road were reported.'

Apr. 17, Russell Brian Smith, 42, of 3974 CR 664, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Donna McClesky on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
Apr. 17, Amanda Jo Morris, 32, of 1292 SR 62, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward and charged with fraud/-
swindle to obtain property and larceny petit theft.
Apr. 17, Crystal Leeann Wilson, 25, of 3006 Hickory Court,


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Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Sylvia Hendrickson on an out-
of-county warrant.
Apr. 17, vehicles stolen on Vermillion Street and on College
Lane were reported.

Apr. 16, Dakota Manolo Juarez, 20, of 2190 Gilliard Farms
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Michael Lake and
charged with unarmed burglary of an unoccupied dwelling, crimi-
nal mischief damage to property and driving with knowledge of,
a suspended license.
Apr. 16, Arnoldo Ruiz, 27, of 224 Morales Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Det. Manuel Martinez and charged with battery
and failure to appear in court.

WAUCHULA
Apr. 20, criminal mischief on South Seventh Avenue was
reported.

Apr. 19, burglary of a conveyance on Townsend Street was
reported.

Apr. 17, Jesus Gomez Arellano, 29, of 803 N. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. David Cruz on an out-of-county
warrant.

BOWLING GREEN
Apr. 22, Ingrid Machado, 39, of 4233 Middle Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cp. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with
battery.
Apr. 22, a residential burglary on Palmetto Street was report-
ed.

Apr. 21, a residential burglary on Banana Street was reported.

Apr. 19, a theft on Church Avenue was reported.

Api. 18, a residential burglary on West Main Street was report-
ed.

Apr. 17, Cleofas Juan Leyva, 47, of 4648 Maple Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Chris Gicker on a charge of
violation of probation.



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



FAIR HOUSING WORKSHOP

Hardee County is a fair housing advocate.
A workshop to explain the Fair Housing Ordinance for all of
the protected classes (familial status, national origin, race or
color, disability, religion and gender) has been scheduled
Thursday, May 3, 2012 at 9:15 am in the
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners Chambers,
412 W. Orange St, Rm. 102, Wauchula, FL.
The public is invited to attend.
Any handicapped, visually or hearing impaired or non-English
speaking person needing special assistance at the meeting
should contact Janet Gilliard, Director of Community Develop-
ment at 863-773-6349 at least five (5) days prior to the meet-
ing and assistance will be provided.
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NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER RALLY
HERITAGE PARK, WAUCHULA
12:00 NOON
SPONSORED BY HARDEE COUNTY MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION


EL DIA NATIONAL DE REUNION PARA ORACION
EL PARQUE DE LA HERENCIA, WAUCHULA
12:00 MEDIODIA
PATROCINADO POR LA ASOCIACION MINISTERIAL DEL CONDADO DE HARDEE
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