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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No. 22
3 Sections, Pages 28


Thursday, May 3, 2012


70l
]Plus 59 Sales Tax


Ex-Commissioner, Businessman Arrested


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A man who had earned the
public trust through elected
office and an established busi-
ness has been arrested and
charged with victimizing some
of Hardee County's most vul-
nerable.
Troy Brant, 45, currently of



Judge


Rules


For CF
By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Administrative Judge D.R.
Alexander has ruled in favor of
CF Industries and recommend-
ed the Department of Environ-
mental Protection enter a final
order approving the South
Pasture Mine Extension appli-
cation.
The DEP and CF were sued
by the Florida Institute of
Neurologic Rehabilitation over
claims that mining activities
close to its property lines would
affect the hydrology of the land
and place its clients in danger.
Joe Brennick, the owner of
FINR, sued for the DEP to
include the county-imposed
quarter-mile Future Land Use
setback in its permit.
The 872 acres owned by
FINR were designated by the
Hardee County Commission in
2007 as a "Rural Center" in the
Future Land Use codes, requir-
ing a quarter-mile setback for
mining activities.
Alexander wrote in his ruling
that "assertions regarding
Hardee County's quarter-mile
setback requirement had no
legal basis in any environmen-
tal factors that are cognizable
under the ERP (Environmental
Resource Permit) or CRP
(Conceptual Reclamation Plan)
permitting programs."
Alexander's ruling was only
referring to the DEP permitting
process and does not keep the
county from leaving its setback
in place.
"Conflicting testimony was
presented by the parties on the
issue raised by the Petitioner
(FINR)," Alexander wrote.
"These conflicts have been
resolved in Respondent's (CF's)
favor, who submitted the more
credible and persuasive evi-
dence."
See JUDGE 2A


Jacksonville and formerly of
Wauchula, was jailed on
Wednesday of last week on
multiple counts of fraud and
theft. While residing here,
Brant was owner and operator
of Brant Funeral Home and was
an elected city commissioner.
Investigators allege he col-
lected money for pre-need


funeral arrangements and then
spent it to keep his business
running and for personal pur-
chases.
The Wauchula Police De-
partment has charged him with
one count of scheming to
defraud, two counts of grand
theft greater than $10,000 from
an elderly person, six counts of


unlawful disposition of pre-
need funds, three counts of
grand theft of more than $300
but less than $10,000 from an
elderly person, one count of
unlawful deposit of pre-need
funds, three counts of use of
non-conforming forms, one
count of grand theft of more
than $5,000, one count of grand


ENERGIZER!


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Participants were getting weary after rounding the track at Wildcat Stadium over and
over during the cancer Relay for Life this past weekend. But, there were still miles to
go for the marathon event. In an attempt to energize the crowd, a Shakira song was
blasted loud and strong. Eighth-grader Brianna Arce took the challenge, dancing with
purpose and inspiring others. She was a part of the largest team at the annual fund
raiser, the Catholic Youth Organization from St. Michael Catholic Church. More action
photographs and the total amount raised will be published in a future edition.


National Day Of


Prayer Is Today


theft of over $10,000 and, last- 'r
ly, four counts of sale of pre-
need arrangements without a
license. .
That latter charge is a misde-
meanor, all others are felony
crimes.
Brant was booked into the V .
Hardee County Jail at 2:12 p.m.
last Wednesday by Det. Jimmy
Harrison of the Wauchula .
Police Department. Circuit
Judge Marcus J. Ezelle ordered
Brant to prove any money he .
would use to post bond was not ,
See ARRESTED 2A Brant


Local Officers Earn

Congressional Award

Heroism In Trying To Save A Life
By MACHELLE DOLLAR
For The Herald-Advocate
A hero is defined as one who faces adversity and
danger from a position of weakness.
They come in all shapes and sizes. Americans have
chosen Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Harriet Tubman and
even Tim Tebow as respected heroes. Hardee County
has recognized two hometown heroes of its own.
Patrolman First Class Justin Wyatt has been With the
Wauchula Police Department since 2010. Deputy
Steven Ahrens has been a member of the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office since 2009.
Both literally walked into a fire to try to save a life.
And both have now been awarded Congressional
Officers of the Year recognition from the 13th U.S.
Congressional District.
It began during a patrol back in October, when city
police officer Wyatt noticed a smoky haze in the area.
He found the smell to be odd, that of burning plastic and
not wood in a fireplace, as the night air was cool. A man
soon approached his car and led him to a house billow-
ing black smoke from the attic vent and around the
doorway.
Wyatt knew who lived inside, and tried to contact
her. After not seeing any active flames, he decided to
enter the residence to conduct a search for the woman.
Crawling on his hands and knees in an effort to escape
the heavy smoke, he found her lying on the floor not
moving.
Once Wyatt contacted dispatch about the incident,
sheriff's Dep. Ahrens arrived on scene. Wyatt entered
the smoke-filled residence a total of four separate times
and Ahrens entered twice. Both Wyatt and Ahrens were
able to get the victim outside.
For their actions, they were both honored by the
Wauchula Police Department, receiving the Medal of
Valor award.


See AWARD 2A


SDA OW RAN
04/26 83 42 0.00
04/28 87 50 0.00
04/27 88 50 0.00
04128 89 62 0o.o
_1O/29 84 64 0.00
04/30 86 66 0.06
06/01 88 67 0.00
TIOL Ranfall to 05/01/12 3.69
Same period lst year -9.19
Thn er Average 52.81
Source: Univ. of Fla. On Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds..................68
Community Galendar....5A
Courthouse Report.......6C
Crime Blotter.................8C
Hardee Living.................2B
Information Roundup...8B
Obituaries..................4A
School Lunch Menus.... 8B



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By MACHELLE DOLLAR
For The Herald-Advocate
This afternoon (Thursday)
local leaders along with Chris-
tians around the country will
gather together in unity through
prayer.
With the first Thursday in
May comes the National Day of
Prayer. This year marks the 61st
national observance. It was
with the addition of two power-
ful words to the Pledge of
Allegiance, "under God." in
1954 by President Dwight D.
Eisenhower that reaffirmed
America's faith and sparked the
national observance.
The event will begin at noon
at Main Street Heritage Park in
downtown Wauchula. Hardee's
National Day of Prayer coordi-
nator Wendell G. Smith is run-
ning the observance for his fifth
year. He states, "There are
seven main points in our lives,
the things that we are all associ-
ated with in one way or another,
the thineIs that we will be pray-


ing for today."
Those seven categories are
government, church, military,
family, education, media and
business. Before each prayer is
offered, they will be reading the
assigned Scripture, or "God's
Challenge to Us" as well as
"Our Response" from this
year's Prayer Guide.
The hour will start off with
Smith welcoming those in
attendance before Pastor
Mitchell Landress of Northside
Baptist offers the opening
prayer. The Honor Guard and
Pledge of Allegiance will be
presented by Joe Filice, the
commander of the American
Legion Post No. 2; after which
a special song will be per-
formed by Lyndsay Naranjo,
the minister of music at
Florida's First Assembly of
God.
The prayers will begin short-
ly after.
Praying for cities will be
See NATIONAL 2-A


COURTESY PHOTO
The first annual 13th Congressional District Law Enforcement Awards were recently
held in Sarasota. Pictured above are (from left) U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan, Wauchula
police Ofc. Justin Wyatt and Hardee sheriff's Dep. Steve Ahrens. Both officers received
the Above & Beyond the Call of Duty Award as well as being named Congressional Law
Enforcement Officers of the Year.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, May 3, 2012


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
S Asst. Prod. Manager

ro,'t J Phone: (863) 773-3255
Fax: (863) 773-0657


S DEADLINES: \
Schools Thursday 5 p.m.
Sports Monday noon
Hardee Living Thursday. 5 p.m.
General News -Monday 5p.m.
Ads Tuesday noon /


SUBSCRIPTIONS:
Hardee County
6 months $21; 1 yr. $39; 2 yrs. $75
Florida
6 months $25; I yr. $46; 2 yrs. $87
Out of State
6 months $29; I yr. $52; 2 yrs.- $100


LETTERS:
The Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on matters of public
interest Letters should be brief, and must be ,ntten in good taste, signed
and include a daytime phone number.
SUBMiSSIONS:
Press releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be
typed, double-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines. All items are sub-
ject to edmong.
M13


K Kelly's Column
By Jim


2012 marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic
ship and the popular candy named Life Savers.
The Titanic was on its maiden voyage, from England to New
York and hit an iceburg at 11:40 p.m. on April 14, 1912. The ship
was considered by some experts to be unsinkable since it had 16
watertight compartments in its hull reinforced with one-inch iron
plates. The ship was designed to still float if four of the compart-
ments were breeched, but the iceburg impact ripped five.
The ship, 882 feet long and 92 feet wide, sank 160 minutes
later. The water in the north Atlantic Ocean was 28 degrees, report-
ed the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Some 1,503 people lost their
lives, with 705 being saved.
In 1912 Life Savers began in the original Pep-O-Mint flavor.
The five-flavor roll pack was introduced in 1935. The company
was purchased by Kraft Foods in 2000 and by Wm. Wrigley Jr.
Company in 2004, wrote Mike Pare of the Chattanooga Times Free
Press on April 12.
None of us rode the maiden voyage of the "unsinkable" Titanic
that hit an iceburg in the Baltic Sea, ly t mos,of us have enjoyed
the candy flavors of Life Savers.

University of Arkansas head football coach Bobby Petrino was
recently fired after a motorcycle accident with his girlfriend, 25, a
pretty former volleyball player and recent staff hire by Petrino. He
tried unsuccessfully to hide the fact that she was his motorcycie
passenger.
The married father of four was earning $3.5 million a year and
had guided the Razorbacks to high national rankings, going 21-5
the past two years. The excellent offensive coach is not the first and
will not be the last person to have a fall from grace. Everyone is
human, capable of good or inappropriate choices and behavior.
Human success and misfortune have occurred since the beginning
of mankind.

The judicial system will decide the fate of George
Zimmerman, 28, who has been charged with second degree murder
in the recent shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17, who was
unarmed in Sanford. The incident received nationwide publicity
and has drawn attention to the "Stand Your Ground" law.

New York author AJ. Jacobs, 44, married and the father of
three sons ages 5 to 8, has, written his third book, "Drop Dead
Healthy," about his 26-month quest to get in better shape.
He worked out at a gym, ran and ate better. At 5-11 Jacobs saw
his weight drop from 172 to 156.5 pounds. He eats a lot of vegeta-
bles and cut out most sugar. He was hospitalized three years ago,
with pneumonia, and his health-conscious wife Julia called him
Buddha and said she did not want to be a widow at age 45, wrote'
Bob Minzesheimer of USA Today on April 10.
Trying to upgrade his mind, spirit and body, Jacobs wrote a.
book "Know It All" in 2004 after reading all 32 volumes of
Encyclopedia Britannica and a second book "The Year of Living
Biblically" in 2007. His father was an attorney. Wonder what his
next book will be about.

The U.S. Congress has 535 members who have a combined
staff of nearly 30,000 people? wrote Howard Haddock of Rockwell,,
Texas, in an April 15 letter to the editor in USA Today.
Haddock wrote the top 10 spenders are Democrats and 8 of the:
bottom 10'spenders are Republicans. He said the House leadership.
has made some cuts the past two years.but more are needed.

This is the season of the famous Vidalia onions. The sweet
onions are certified to be authentic Vidalias if grown in 20 south-
east Georgia counties, which include the town of Vidalia, located
between Macon and Savannah.
The population in 2000 was 10,491 in Vadalia, which grew
along a railroad which served early farmers who grew pecans and
tobacco.
In 1931 farmer Mose Coleman grew onions that were sweeter'
than others. Sales and marketing took off in the 1940s. In 1990 the
Vidalia Onion became the official Georgia state vegetable. For the'
;past 35 years a big Vidalia Onion Festival has been held.
In 2000 area farmers grew an estimated two billion pounds,
. enough to fill 40 million 50-pound bags.
I wonder if Hardee County could come up with a famous crop
that would draw attention to our area? Maybe researchers could
splice genes from strawberries, tomatoes, oranges and peppers and
create a hybridvegetable/fruit called STOP.

A snappy new citrus slogan and spokesperson are needed to
help Florida sell more orange juice.
Years ago, when orange juice sales were strong across
America, the spokesperson was singer Anita Bryant, and the slogan
was "A day without orange juice is like a day without sunshine."
Bryant was Miss Oklahoma. at age 18 and second runner-up,
for Miss America. She recorded three songs in 1959-60 that sold at'
least a million singles -' "Till There Was You," "Paper'Roses," and
"My Little Corner Of The World."
She was a great spokesperson for many years for Florida cit-.
rus before entering a political gay rights battle. She took a conser-
vative stance against expanded gay rights.
Here are two offerings to help sell more Florida orange juice


______ AWAiO
S-'Continued From 1A


As Chief of Police William Beattie describes it, "It
is the highest medal to any member who, in the line of
duty, distinguishes themselves by an act of heroism at
imminent personal danger to their life and with knowl-
edge of the risks, and having been performed 'for the
purpose of saving or protecting human life so outstand-
ing that it clearly distinguishes the officer's courage."
In addition to recognizing these two on a local level,
Beattie nominated both Wyatt and Ahrens for the
Congressional award.
"Wyatt was en route in the middle of the night, for
him to have even started investigating the. smoke was
already above and beyond to me," began Beattie. "They
aren't firefighters, they didn't have an air mask, and
/ there was no help around. They had to just make do
with What they had. Words cannot describe how oroud I
am of them. If you were to ask them, they were only
doing their jobs."
Two weeks ago marked the first annual 13th U.S.
Congressional District Law Enforcement Awards,
established by U.S. Rep. Vern Buchanan,, created to
give special recognition to law enforcement officers,
departments, or units for exceptional achievement. The
13th District is comprised of Sarasota, DeSoto, Hardee,
most of Manatee and a small portion of Charlotte coun-
ties.
Nominations can be made in one of five categories:.


EASTER COLORING

CONTEST WINNERS

3 & 4 Years Old:
First-Baileigh Kersey, Fort Meade
Second-Emily Miranda, Wauchula
Third-Eliza Thomas, Wauchula

5 & 6 Years Old:
First-Christian Lott, Zolfo Springs
Second-David McQuaig, Bowling Green
Third-Dallas Grice, Wauchula

7 & 8 Years Old:
First-Hayden Mushrush, Bowling Green
Second- Kaylie Grice, Wauchula
Third-Crystal Wingate, Wauchula




and reverse the sales declines in recent years and months:
1. Hire Tim Tebow, the Christian quarterback for the New
York Jets, as spokesperson. He has great Florida ties and nation-
wide recognition. I ',
2. Donna Pedergrass, wife of Marion Pendergra. production
manager and part-owner. of the 525-acre Groves o( Peace River
located in Hardee County. offers this new motto: "Got Milk. Need
Orange Juice!"
The milk industry several years ago came up with their great
slogan "Got Milk?" Perhaps they would not mind using their slo-
gan to remind shoppers to also pick up OJ. And don't forget bread
and eggs.
1 would not recommend as a spokesperson OJ. Simpson
despite his snappy initials.
For a while, after he won a Super Bowl for Tampa Bay, head
coach John Gruden was a pretty good spokesperson for Florida
orange juice. Grudep is a good coach and a great TV sports com-
mentator, but some NFL fans felt former head coach Tony Dungy
deserved some credit for Gruden's first year Super Bowl with the
Bucs. Dungy later won his own Super Bowl as head coach of the
Indianapolis Colts.

Julie Ellis reports Democrats are encouraged to attend a coun-
ty caucus May 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the old train depot in
Bowling Green. Delegates will be chosen to represent Hardee at
the state convention in Tampa and the national convention in
Charlotte, N.C.

Bill Lambert reports the Economic Development Council and
the Industrial Development Authority have recently voted to com-
bine their membership into a single 11 to 13-member board that
will be referred to as the EDC/IDA.
The Economic Development Authority will remain with its
state statute-created membership of nine members including phos-
phate, Enterprise Florida, Farm Bureau, Chamber of Commerce,
Workforce, two members from the three cities, and two at-large
appointed by the County Commission.

Congratulations to the Tampa Bay Bucs and new head coach
Greg Schiano for a good NFL draft, getting a safety, running back
and linebacker in the first three picks. I believe the Bucs in 2012
will improve over the last 4-12 record.

Congratulations to former U. S. Vice President Dick Cheney
f6r recently getting a heart transplant in Falls Church, Va. Chenicy,
71, has a long history of heart disease.

Virgil Ullom, D.D.S., from Babson Park on April 4 wrote a let-
ter to the editor of the Lakeland Ledger promoting and thanking
God. He -said America needs to return to God.
He praises the Christian witness of Tim Tebow, a quarterback
for the New York Jets.
Ullom said America was founded on Godly principles from the
Bible. The principles 'were placed in the Constitution, schools,
courts and elsewhere, American money says ','In God We Trust."
'America today has .too much debt, too many prisoners, too
much drugs, violence and crime, and too many broken homes.
"When you leave God out, liberals get to define what is right and'
wrong. With the God who created us, life and sex are sacred. In our
Constitution only one God is honored, Jesus Christ is address as
out Lord."
He concludes, "The God of Easteirhas given my life meaning
and purpose: He has blessed my marriage and my family. He has
given me joy in living, and a confidence that I'll be with him for all
eternity. Please don't miss John 3:16."

The Associated Press in the Lakeland Ledger April 24 report-
ed if nothing is done Social Secuity will run dry in 2033 and
Medicare in 2024, meaning payments would be reduced not elimi-
nated.
Surely our Congress aid president will come up with some
chafiges to keep both programs 100 percent funded beyond those
dates.
Health care costs, including health care insurance, have mush-
roomed to an unacceptable 17.9 percent of the nation's gross
domestic product. Health care costs need to be reduced dramatical-
ly and get down to about 9 to 10 percent of GDP. Many medical
tests are unnecessary, and some are harmful.


Associate Service Award, Unit Citation Award, Career
Service Award, Dedication & Professionalism, and
Above & Beyond the Call of Duty.
The winners were chosen by an independent panel
at Buchanan's Sarasota office.
Of those nominated, Wyatt and Ahrens both
received the Above & Beyond the Call of Duty. Award
as well as being chosen as the Congressional Law
Enforcement Officers of the Year.
An awards ceremony was held in Sarasota on
Friday, April 20. The officers and their families along
with Chief Beattie, City Manager Terry Atchley and
County Commissioner Rick Knight were all in atten-
dance.




JUed From GE
Continued From 1A


FINR has 45 days to appeal
the decision from the Division
of Administrative Hearings to
the 1st District Court of Appeal.
CF is scheduled to go before
the Hardee County Commission
on June 28 to complete the
county permitting process.
A commission vote is the
only way to change the Future
Land Use codes and the
imposed setback requirements
that go along with the codes.
County Mining Coordinator
West Palmer said CF will
request the setback be waived
entirely, which would allow the
company to mine up to the nor-
mal 50-feet setback from neigh-
boring property lines.
Palmer said the setbacks, if
upheld, will keep CF from min-
ing 450 acres out of the 7,513-
acre extension.
Alexander went on to state in


his .ruling that CF's. mining
activities are temporary; in
nature and will not .adversely'
affect the public health; safety,
welfare, the flow of water or the
property of others.
The South Pasture Extension
would give CF 10 additional
years of mining and allow the
company to produce at'its aver-
age rate of 3.5 million tons of
rock per year until 2035.
The ruling stated preparatory
mining activities are scheduled'
to begin in 2017 with actual
mining to begin on the exten-
sion in 2019.
CF is not scheduled to mine
adjacent to FINR's property
until 2027. Plans then call for
CF to mine in a counterclock-
wise fashion, and west of
County Road 663 through
2031.


NATIONAL
Continued From 1A


Wauchula City Manager Terry
Atchley, praying for Hardee
County will be County Com-
mission Chairman Minor
Bryant and praying for the state
of Florida will be Pastor J.
Harold Davis of Emmanuel
Baptist Church of Bowling
Green. Pastor Jeff Fowler of
Florida's First Assembly of God
will pray for churches.
Suzanne See will then pet-
form another special song.
Arnold Lanier, Hardee
County sheriff, will pray for the
armed forces and law enforce-
ment. Praying for families is
Pastor Darin Canary of First
Christian Church, followed by
John Russell, a Marriage
Amendment advocate, praying
for godly marriage. Hardee
County Schools Superintendent
David Durastanti will pray for
public schools.
Praying over the' media will
be Pastor Mike Graham of Real
Life Church and director of the
"Story of Noah" and the "Story
of Jesus." Businesswoman and
Hardee County Commissioner
Sue Birge will pray for busi-


nesses.
A special song, "God Bless
the USA," will be performed by
David Radford, Hardee Senior
High's choral director and min- -
ister of music at New Hope
Baptist Church.
The final prayers will be
offered by Pastor Alan
Permenter of First -Baptist
Church of Wauchula for
America, Pastor Rod Cannon of
New, Vision Worship Center in
Zolfo'Springs for Israel and a
special prayer for governmental
leaders by Pastor Wendell
Smith of Faith Temple Church
of God.
The final thank you will be
given by the president of the
Ministerial Association, Jim
Davis, pastor of Oak Grove
Baptist.
The National Day of Prayer
in Hardee County is supported
by the, Hardee County Minis-
terial Association. The board is
made up of Jim Davis, presi-
dent; Darin Canary, vice presi-
dent; Mitch Landress, treasurer;
and Rod Cannon, secretary.


ARRESTED
Continued From 1A


gained from his alleged illegal
activities.
Brant did so, and posted a
$130,000 surety bond to gain
his release from custody on
Friday at 7:48 p.m. He will
remain free as he awaits trial on
the charges against him.
Brant owned and operated
Brant Funeral Home at 404 W.
Palmetto St. in Wauchula from
2003 to 2010. During that time,
he sold pre-arranged funeral
services to various customers
throughout the community,
many of them elderly. 1
Monies paid for the service
contracts were to be placed in a
trust fund as required by Florida
State Statutes.
Wauchula Police Chief Bill
Beattie alleged that did not
occur. Instead, he charged,
Brant deposited the funds into
checking accounts and used the
cash to pay routine business
bills, and to pay, for personal
expenses.
I As his business struggled,
Brant was unable to renew his
state-issued pre-need sales
license, but continued to sell
pre-need arrangements to cus-
tomers, Beattie alleged.
During that time period, how-
ever, Brant won public office,
serving as a Wauchula city
commissioner from November'
of 2004 to August of 2008.
Discrepancies in funeral con-
tracts started to surface after
Brant Funeral Home closed and
a new funeral home operator
opened in the same location, the
chief said. Brant moved from
Wauchula to Jacksonville.
The Florida Board of Funeral
& Cemetery Services began an


investigation in alleged licens-
ing violations. Meanwhile, the
Wauchula Police Department
initiated a probe into possible
criminal violations.
As part of that probe, Det.
Harrison traveled to Jackson-
ville to.interview Brant. There,
Brant allegedly admitted de-
positing the money in checking
accounts rather than in the trust
fund. He explained that he used
the money to support his busi-
ness, "but never intended to
hurt anyone," Beattie said.
Brant told police he "believed
he could cover" the funerals as
they arose, the chief noted.
Beattie said investigators are
currently aware of 18 alleged
victims.
He said losses amount to
around $75,000 to date,
"We're expecting more," he
added.
The Wauchula Police Depart-
ment is asking anyone who con-
tracted with Brant Funeral
Home for pre-need funeral
services to contact the depart-
ment immediately.
Meanwhile, Allison Karnes
of Ponger-Kays-Grady, the new
funeral home located at the
Wauchula site, has offered to
assist victims of Brant's alleged *
scheme. She said her funeral
home will honor the price orig-
inally agreed upon on any Brant
contract, giving victims a break
on today's prices.
"We're part of the communi-
ty now and would like to help
the best way we can," Karnes
said. "We feel very sad about
what has happened to the vic-
tims."


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KINDERGARTEN
Alaynah Mendiola
Alex Servin
Alexis Mendez
Arianna Medrano
Austin Fennell
Avian Garza
Ayden Barnett
Belen Gomez
Brenda Flores
Brianna Smith
Camden Svendsen
Camila Luna
Camryn Rodriguez
Ca'Myiah Guajardo
Carli Mushrush
Cole Waters
Daisy Consuegra
Destiny Driskell
Elijah Valletutti
Emmanuel Ramirez
Fedner Delhomme
Genaro Martinez
Giovanni Gomez
Grayson Hall
Hannah Macias
Ivan Torres
Jennifer Maqueda
Jewel Sockalosky
Jimena Aleman
Jocelyn Willis
Jordan Morales
Jose Gardiola
Joseph Santos
Joshua Davila
Josiah Lozano
Josie Nichols
Juan Gaitan
Julissa Botello
Kathryn Hays
Kendal Spiller
Kristlin Boyett
Krystal Avalos
Maiy Abdelhalim
Maleea Stewart
Mariah Fowler
Maritza Sanchez
Marleni Gonzalez
Martha Gomez
Mickama Pierre
Mya Grace
Paige Justice,
Rafael Zamora
Raven Mosley
Reese Galvan
Rio Tillman
Rogelio Luna
Romi Rivas
Shey'Spain
'S3ee Gutierrez
Victoria Jackson
Yasbeli DeJesus
Yazmin Smith

FIRST GRADE
Adelio Lopez


Adriana Caballero
Aiden Thomas
Alexander Trevino
Alexandra Mondragon
Alexis Crawford
Alondra Luna
Alyssabeth Carrillo
Andrew Kuen
Annaka Brace
Applinar Almaguer
Aracely Antonio-
Rivera
Blake Rucker
Brendan Holton
Briana Tambunga
Chase Sanders
Christina Leconte
Dallas Grice
Danialee Gutierrez-
Gomez ,
Davis Roberts
Desmas Davila
Emma Eures
Erik Herrera
Estefany Ramirez
Ethen Arreola
Genesis Chavez
Gissel Guitterrez
Ronquil
Hannah Poucher
Haylee Elisondo
Holly Rowe
Isaac Rodriguez
Israel Cortez
Jaidyn Newman
Jasmine Castillo
Alvarenga
Joana Hernandez
Rincon
Jose Ibanez
Joshua Vasquez
Kaelea Bryant
Kami Kelley
Kiara Detrinidad
Lillian Edwards
Lizbeth Gomez
Mackenzie Bacon
Martin McClenithan
Miguel Avalos
Myra Benitez
Nathan Deemer
Pete Torres
Rylie Morris
Samantha Shackelford
Samara Arreola
Saul Ruiz
Serenity Walters
Sydney Willis
Trinity Vansickle
"Tyson Pace
Victor Fabila
Zander Yeomans

SECOND GRADE
Abby Neel
Abel Luna


Aleigih Galvan
Alyvia Driskell
Amey Moralez
Andon Whaley
Angelica Lopez
Annalise Terrell
Brianna O'Bryan
Carter Birge
Cassandra Jaimes
Cecilia Alvarez
Christopher Leal
Codes Walker
Crystal Wingate
Darius Yang
David Orta ,
Diego Rojas
Dora Santoyo
Emanuel Rodriguez
Erica Aguilar
Evelize Quintana
Gabriella Garcia
Garrett Hiltabidel
Hunter Poucher
Isaac Badillo
Jasmine Navarro
Jose Fernandez
Kaden Bryan
Karina Valadez
Kaylie Grice
Khloe Smith
Lahna Christian
Liliana Plata
Lillie Gaydon
Logan Reas
Marissa DeLoera
Miguel Vasquez
Mikey Garcia
Mollie O'Bryan
Reese Stone
Rojer Hipolito
Rose Tavarez
Sonia Macedo
Valerie Martinez
Yayoua Vang
Yesaily Martinez
Zaria Davila

THIRD GRADE
Alessa Valerio
Alex Jaimes
Amy Gutierrez
Ana Ibanez
Andrew Leal
Caleb Macias
Daisy Chavez
Daniella Marrero
David Edwards
Desirae Cabrera
Elvia Garcia
Esteban Mendiola
Hunter Davis
Isaac Kuen
Isabel Calvillo
Jamie Walker
Joseph Peters
Kedrick Williams


Mackenzie Wallace
Macy Kingdon
Martinez, Chloe
Reyna Rivera
Richard Torres
Rivers, Brianna
Robert Hayden
Mushrush
Roman Rivas
Saul Salgado
Selph, Chloe
Servin, Abel
Travon Thomas
Trinity Her
Tulsi Patel
Zackery Perez

FOURTH GRADE
Adara McCollum
Alyssa Beers
Brianna Farias
Brianna Valadez
Bryce Rucker
Carlos Perez
Christina Kue
Cinnamon Williams
Cristina Lopez-Rojas
David Trenado
Diana Paulino-Pena
Hallie Poucher
Hannah Ford
Hugh Pate
Hunter Presley
Isaac Estrada
Jonathan Orta
LeeAnna Reas
Maria DeLoera
Michael Rodriguez
Oscar Mota
Promise Nichols
Rachel Garland
Rosa Guerrero
Sandra Gomez
Saul Arvizu
Savannah Valletutti
Tyler Abel
Victor Aleman

FIFTH GRADE
Abigail Candelario
Anahi Cano
Chastady Flores
Erica Martinez
Fatima Ramirez
Guadalupe Diaz
J.C. Kulig
Jansen Walker
Jean St. Louis
KareliPlata
Marisa Molina-
Santibanez
Miguel Ontiveros
Norma Rivera
Patricia Deloera
Viviana Flores
Zackary Durastanti


KINDERGARTEN
E
Jesse Albritton
Jelene Avila
Jalisa Banda
Savannah Blasingain
Hailey Bryant
Eduardo Castillo
Jacob Cisneros-
Montanez
Olivia Coble
Judd Cole
Allyson Crews
Angelita Equite-Zarate
Cayley Franks
Cailyn Frost
Ryan Gutierrez
Kale Henderson
Brionna Holsey
Abigail Mitchell
Damian Olmos
Amaryllis Rodriguez
Shelby Ryder
Dylan Thomas
Antonio Tinoco
Lane Warren
Mia Wilkins

E/S
Cassidy Albritton
Nevaeh Apolinar
Mariesol Aviles
Ivan Chavez-Saldana
Owen Cloud
Jasmine Diaz
Chelsi Garcia
Elizabeth Gonsalez
Denise Guevara
Aliya Herrera
Kylee Johnson
Yocheved Martinez
Stephanie Perez
Francisco Pippin
Santos Plata
Yureidy Roblero-
Flores
Juaquin Rodriguez
Lucia Rodriguez
Briana Rodriguez
Jovany Rojas
Wilmer Sargento-
Santiago
Alicia Tapia
Sara Teuton
Chengyeh Vue

FIRST GRADE
A
Azucena Arista
Alyssa Botello
Jennifer DeSantiago
David Garcia
Hunter Graham
Braxton Holt
Jaqueline Jurado


Eric Mushrush
Carolina Paulino-
Mendieta
Arianna Rodriguez
Isai Venegas

A/B
Lionso Alamia
Isabela Anselmo
Ethan Barber
Preston Barringer
Marisa Botello
Kayla Burnett
Eduardo Cardenas-
Munoz
Mariah Carrizales
Jessenia Duran
Nicholas Epitacio
Cristian Gomez
Veronica Gomez
Crystal Gonzalez-
Lopez
Colette Hooghouse
Erin Justesen
Tayler Kiella
Rose Kirkland
Theodore Lee
Briana Molina
Alexa Mondragon
Karen Monterrosa
Adriana Ramos
Carmen Rivera
Audry Rowan
Sandra Ruiz-Vasquez
David Santos-
Gutierrez
Alberto Sierra
Julia "Olivia"
Simmons
Ami Taguja-Garduno
Hady Urbina
Santos Zuniga

SECOND GRADE
A
Adeline Adams
McKenzie Banda
Dawson Bryant
Karime Diego
Lauren Gainous
Rodrigo Gutierrez
Katie Henderson
Jeanette Lacasse
Marisa Mendieta
Denis Mendieta
Lindsey Montero
Ariana Olmos
Catherine Perez
Joaquin Rojo
Elicarmen Sargento-
Santiago
Mattie Wells

A/B
Michael Adams


Melody Aleman
Soleil Baque
Victor Chavez-Saldana
Victor Cosme'
Chloe Dean
Griselda "Chela"
Duran
Tyler Jones
Michael "Dylan"
Lambert
Odalis Lopez-Rojas
Lorena Martinez-
Bautista
Makayla McCoy
Itzel Mendez
Valeria Montanez
Adolfo Morales-
Herrera
Gabriel Raulerson
Adriana Rodriguez
Ari Soles
Alejandro Solis
James "Levi" Taylor
Katelyn Vasquez
Jacob Wood
Cierra Yarbrough

THIRD GRADE
A
Kaylen Barringer
Colton Block
Justin Cole
Alexis Crews
Nabiha Iqbal
Tomy Molina-Navarro
Rosalba Salazar-
Barbosa '

A/B
Belinda Beltran-
Santiago
Kaitlynn Brandeberry
Adrian Camili
Cameron Cantu
Jake Cole
Daniel Contreras-
Ramirez
Oscar DeLeon
Jessica Estrada
Alan Felipe-Zuniga
Brianna Franks
Blake Graham
Anthony Griffis
Palmer Klein
Siera Lozano
David Mendez
Pablo Molinia-Rdsales
Raquel Montanez
Jeremy Myers
Sheldon Park
Parker Sasser
Garrett Tawes
Yacquelin Villalva
Jason Walker


FOUTH GRADE
A
Isabella Adams
Jesus Jurado
Sydnie Steiner

A/B
Desiree Alonzo
Dylan Bozeman
Aaron Bunch
Karina Carranza
Jacqueline Chagoya
Kipp Cooper
Brayan Diego
Lucia Galvez
Lucy Garcia
Maria Gutierrez
Arreola
Maria Martinez
Mackenzie McCoy
Briana Montero
Angela Ramirez
Liliana Ramos
Lizbet Ramos-Jaimes
Roy Revels
Adela Rojas-Bautista
William Roland
Sandy Vue
Sierra Weaver
Joseph Wood

FIFTH GRADE
A
Luis Angeles
Amari DeLeon
Michaela Klein
Jose Romero-Vazquez
Chloe Smith
Daniela Villalva
Alana Woods

A/B
Marco Alvarez
Michaela Blasingain
Analisa Camel
Sandra Contreras-
Ramirez
Mary Courtright
Alejandro Duran
Kasandra Gallardo
Jose Garcia
Armando Gomez
Adolfo Gonzalez
Rebekah Hinojosa-
Montelon
Luis Martinez
George Noel
'Cody Pattersonr
Infiniti Randolph
Sanjan Rifty
Dakota Roberts
Rodrigo Rojas
Anahi Villa-Munoz


POSITIVE PEDALERS


COURTESY PHOTOS
As an incentive program, students at Zolfo Springs Elementary School earn "Cat Cash"
for positive behavior, and then are able to put their "money" in a box for a schoolwlde
drawing for bicycles. The bicycles are provided by Rent King. Pictured are the two win-
ners for this nine-week grading period, (left) Garrett Tawes and (right) Melody Aleman.


BOOKTASTIC!


COURTESY PHOTOS
Each summer, the Florida Department of Education cre-
ates a list of Sunshine State Books as recommended
reading for students for the new school year. Youngsters
have until April 20 to read all 15 in order to receive an
award. Two more students at Zolfo Springs Elementary
have accomplished this goal. Pictured above are fourth-
grader Jesus Jurado (left) and third-grader Justin Cole
with the books they read.


THURSDAY. MAY 3
lHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
VZolfo Springs Planning
& Zoning Board, Encino Har-
vesting discussion, Town
Hall, 3210 U.S. 17 North,
Zolfo Springs, 6 p.m.

MONDAY MAY 7
VWauchula City Com-
mission, monthly workshop
meeting, City Hall, 225 E.
Main St., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

TUESDAY. MAY 8
*Industrial Development
Authority/Economic Devel-
opment Council meetings,
Board Room, 107 E. Main
St., Wauchula, 9 and 10 a.m.
VBowling Green City
Commission, regular meet-
ing, City Hall, 104 E. Main
St., Bowling Green, 6:30
p.m.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 9
*Central Florida Regional
Planning Council, monthly
meeting and public hearing
on CF Industries Devel-
opment of Regional Impact
mining plan, Hardee County
Agri-Civic Center, 500 Civic
Center Drive (intersection of
Stenstrom and Altman
Roads west of Wauchula),
9:30 a.m.

THURSDAY., MAY 10
*Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room 230 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.
VZolfo Springs Town
Commission, rescheduled
monthly meeting, Town Hall,
3210 U. S. 17 North, Zolfo
Springs, 6 p.m.


A Gramma's Love

Never maybe even knowing myself, doing your part
is something I endured, with your constant words of
wisdom, always stating, with the Lord you can
always explore. Now how can a man as myself even
doubt, the words being released from your very mouth.

You planted the seeds that I need to succeed, and with
knowledge, there's nothing in this world I can't
achieve. The unseen blessings, the spiritual praires, some
we may not hear or see, but they're everywhere.

I'm so blessed to praise you, for all the many ways you,
love me unconditionally, but you just showed me what
the Lord can do. Because you already knew, you've been
there, you've done that, and to feel your essence, knowing
one day that's where I wanted my spirituality to be at.
Just listening while you're letting me know,
the only way to go is above,
To Preach And To Teach
and to listen to,
A Gramma's Love

-Darrin Thomas
Bradenton


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CAROL SUE
CLANTON
Carol Sue Clanton, 61, of
Wauchula, passed' away on
Thursday, April 26, 2012, in
Sebring.
She was born March 31,
1951, in Wauchula and was a
lifelong resident. Carol work-
ed as a clerk at the Circle K
on East Main Street in
Wauchula and enjoyed gar-
dening in her spare time.
She was preceded in death
by her father Carl Clanton Jr.
Carol is survived by her
mother, Loretta Hurst Clanton
of Wauchula; one brother
Thomas Clanton and wife
Debbie of Avon park; one sis-
ter Patricia Crews and hus-
band Berry of Arcadia; and
two nephews Joshua Clanton
and Chris Crews.
Visitation was from 5 to 7
p.m. Sunday, April 29, 2012,
in the Chapel of' Ponger-
Kays-Grady Funeral Home,
404 W. Palmetto St., Wau-
chula. Services were Monday,
April 30, 2012, in the Chapel
of Ponger-Kays-Grady Funer-
al Home with Pastor Jason
Spotz officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in New Hope Cem-
etery.
On-line condolences may be
made at www.pongerkays-
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FRANCES I. "RENA"
GRIMSLEY
Frances I. "Rena" Grims-
ley, 90, of Winter Haven, died
on Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at
Brandywyne Healthcare Cen-
ter in Winter Haven.
Born on Nov. 20, 1921, in
Arkansas, she moved to Win-
ter Haven from Bartow in
1999, and had formerly lived
in Wauchula for most of her
live. She was a lunchroom
manager at Wauchula Ele-
mentary School for about 20
years. She was a member of
Wildwood Baptist Church in,
Bartow and a former member
of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Roy Grims-
ley, in 1979.
Survivors include two sons
and daughters-in-law Billy
and JoAnn Grimsley of
Winter Haven, and Bobby and
Nitra Grimsley of Fayette-
ville, N.C.; four grandchil-
dren, Kim Stoker of Fort
Worth, Texas, Susan Chap-
man of Bowling Green, and
Kenneth Grimsley and Kevin
Grimsley of North Carolina;
and five great-grandchildren
Kristen and Cameron Stoker,
Matthew and Mark Chapman,
and Elias Grimsley.
Visitation is Saturday, May
5, 2012, at Robarts Garden
Chapel from" 10 to 11 a.m.,
with funeral services at 11
a:m. Interment will follow at
Wauchula Cemetery.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.

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JERRY WAYNE SPIVEY
Jerry Wayne Spivey, 61, of
Fort Meade, died on Friday,
April 27, 2012, in Auburndale.
Born May 31, 1950, in
Chipley, he was a lifelong resi-
dent of Fort Meade. He was an
installer for Averett Septic Tank
Co. and was of the Baptist faith.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, E. L. and Bealuah
Bush Spivey; and brothers
James Spivey, W. C. Spivey,
Rdnnie Spivey and Bud Spivey.
Survivors include two sons,
Jeremy Spivey of Arizona and
Eric Howze of Fort Meade;
brother Ray Spivey of Fort
Meade; sisters Ann Parsons of
Elizabeth City, N.C., and Jean
Flecker of Myrtle Beach, S.C.;
and one granddaughter Anastyn
Spivey.
Memorial services were held
at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, May 1, at
the funeral home. Arrange-
ments are by Hancock Funeral
Home of Fort Meade.


BACILIO
MENDOZA JR.
Bacilio Mendoza Jr., 64, of
Zolfo Springs, died on Sat-
urday, April 28, 2012, at
Florida Hospital Wauchula.
Born on April 12, 1948 at
Donna, Texas, he was a U.S.
Army veteran serving in
Vietnam and a recipient of the
Purple Heart. He was a super-
visor with Sorrell's Grove
Care and a member of St.
Michael Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife,
Irma Mendoza of Zolfo
Springs; son Bacilio "J.R."
Mendoza III and wife Ida of
Lakeland; daughter Daisy
Sheppard and husband Jimmy
of Greensboro, N.C.; brother
Rogelio Mendoza of Wau-
chula; three sisters Beatrice
Sanchez and Elogia Smith,
both of Wauchula, and Juanita
Mendoza of Zolfo Springs;
and seven grandchildren.
Visitation is Thursday, May
3, 2012, at Robarts Garden
Chapel from I to 2:30 p.m.
with funeral Mass at 3 p.m. at
St. Michael Catholic Church
with Father Juan Carlos Sack
officiating. Interment will be
Friday at 10:30 a.m. at
Sarasota National Cemetery
with military honors provided
by the Army National Guard
and DeSoto County Honor
Guard.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfhxom.

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RICHARD JAMES STONE
Richard James Stone. 65. of
Fort Meade, died on Wednes-
day, April 25, 2012, in Sebring.
He was born in St. Stephen.
New Brunswick, Canada, and
moved to Fort Meade from
North Carolina in 1990. He was
retired from the U.S. Army,
where he had served in the
101st Airborne Division. 173rd
Airborn Bregade Separate,
which was the first Army forces
in Vietnam and the last to leave.
He received several combat
medals. He taught GED classes
for the State of Florida prison
system.
He is survived by his com-
panion of 27 years, Mitsuko
Piersall of Fort Meade; daugh-
ters Jennifer Burton and hus-
band John of Newport, N.Y.,
and Tammy .Stone from Iliom,
N.Y.; sister Jean Merriman of
Brunswick, Maine; and four
grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 1
p.m. on Friday, April 27, at the
Florida National Cemetery in
Bushnell. Arrangements are by
Hancock Funeral Home of Fort
Meade.

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SANDRA LYNN
CALHOUN GARZA
Sandra Lynn Calhoun
Garza, 52, of Wauchula, died
on Thursday, April 26, 2012,
at home.
Bom on Aug. 11, 1959, in
Lakeland, she came to Hardee
County from Hollywood 34
years ago. She was a general
manager at Wendy's Rest-
aurant.
She was preceded in death
by her mother, Toni Calhoun.
Survivors include her hus-
band, Johnny Garza of Wau-
chula; father and step-mother
Gary and Eunice Calhoun of
Donaldsonville, Ga.; two
sons, Ryan Garza and An-
drew Garza of Wauchula; one
daughter, Lacey Garza of
Wauchula; two sisters and
brothers-in law, Debbie and
Carl Bryant of Wauchula, and
Tammy and Mark Whatley of
Lakeland; and two grandchil-
dren, Dustin and Destiny
Garza.
Visitation was Monday,
April 30, 2012, at Bethel
Assembly of God, Arcadia,
from 2 to 3 p.m., with servic-
es at 3 p.m. with Pastors
Melinda Hernandez and
Carlos Hernandez officiating.
Interment followed at Wau-
chula Cemetery.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.

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marking the deaths of current or former Hardee County res-
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affiliations, military service, special awards or honors and a
list of survivors. Paid obituaries may take the place of our free
notices.
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local funeral homes. Completed forms, however, must be sub-
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individuals.






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It is not titles that honor
men, but men that honor ti-
tles.
-Niccolo Machiavelli


ERNEST REED
Ernest Reed, 71, of Wau-
chula, died on Monday, April
23, 2012, at Florida Hospital
in Sebring.
Born March 19, 1941, at
Louisville, Ky., he lived in
Wauchula most of his life. He
was employed by the Hardee
County School Board as a
mechanic in the bus garage.
He was a member of the
Moose Lodge and enjoyed.
fishing and watching sports,
both NASCAR and football.
He was preceded in death
by his father Gordon Reed;
and sister Patty Reed.
Survivors include his
mother Shirley Stamey of
Wauchula; son Keith Reed
and wife Maryann of Zolfo
Springs; four daughters, Jania
New and husband Darrell of
Kentucky, Tina Miller and
husband Jeff of Panama City,
Janet Collett of Kentucky, and
Amy Waters of Wauchula; 15
grandchildren;.and nine great-
grandchildren.
Expressions of comfort may
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORDIA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
SFile No. 252012CP00003,.

IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
THOMAS E. WRIGHT,
a/k/a THOMAS E. WRIGHT, JR.,
a/k/a THOMAS WRIGHT,
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the
estate of THOMAS E. WRIGHT,
a/k/a THOMAS E. WRIGHT, JR.,
a/k/a THOMAS WRIGHT,
deceased, whose date of death
was November 8, 2011, and
whose social security' number is
xxx-xx-xxxx, is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which Is Post Office
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873-1749. The name and
address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the dece-
dent and persons having claims
or demands against the 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 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR-
EVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is May 3, 2012.
Personal Representative:
SARAN BAULKMAN
345 W. Pearl Street
Bartow, FL 33830
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
John W. H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar No. 0650137


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA CIVIL DIVISION
CASE NO.: 252012CA000172
FLORIDA BAR NO. 817457
JASON R. BUDD
Plaintiff,
vs.
CARLOS LEE FRYMAN, and If
deceased, his or her unknown
spouse, If any, heirs, devlsees,
grantees, creditors,d nd all other
parties claiming by, through,
under, and against him; or other
parties claiming by, through, or
under those unknown natural
persons; and the several and
respective unknown assigns,
successors In interest, trustees,
or any other person claiming by,
through, under, or against any
corporation or other legal entity
named as a defendant; and all
claimants, persons or parties,
natural or corporate, or whose
exact legal status Is unknown,
claiming under any of the above
named or described defendants
or parties, or claiming to have
any right, title or interest In the
property hereinafter described,
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
PROPERTY
TO: CARLOS LEE FRYMAN, and
if deceased, his or her unknown
spouse, if any, heirs, devisees,
grantees, creditors, and all other
parties claiming by, through,
under, and against him; or other
parties claiming by, through, or
under those unknown natural per-
sons; and the several and respec-
tive unknown assigns, succes-
sors in interest, trustees, or any
other person claiming by, through
under, or against any corporation
or other legal entity named as a
defendant; and all claimants, per-
sons or parties, natural or corpo-
rate or whose exact legal status
is unknown, claiming under any
of the above named or described
defendants or parties, or claiming
to have any right, title or interest
in the property hereinafter
described.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action to quiet title on the follow-
ing property in Hardee County,
Florida:
2.5 acres with trailer in
Bowling Green, Florida 2.5
ac, 154P427, S 1/2 of W 1/2
of NW 1/4 of SW 1/4 of NW
1/4
has been filed against you, and
are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, If any, to It
on the Plaintiff's attorney, whose
name and address is:
JOHN A. DWYER
Post Office Box 848
Plant City, Florida 33564
(813) 754-1198
on or before June 1, 2012, and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or Immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the Complaint
or Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Court on this 25 day of April,
2012.
B.HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
Clerk Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk


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The Jollowing permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
April 22-28. Listings include
the name of the owner or con-
tractor, the address fbr 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
Gladys Rodriguez, East Main
Street, agriculture wells,
$1,000.
John P. Palmer, West Main
Street, mechanical, $53,000.
Kurt Allen, Steve Roberts
Special, mobile home, $30,000.
William Michael Jack,
Sunshine Lane, roofing, $4,569.
Revell Jr., Stenstrom Road,
open carport, $1,840.
Richard Bloom, Main Street,
remodel, $25,000.
Benjamin R. Hash, Kentucky
Street, rehab, $17,587.

BUILDING BLOCKS
Always ask for, and check
out, a contractor's references.
Ask people the contractor has
performed work for in the past
if they were satisfied with the
quality, timeliness and cost of
services.


Father Faces Felony



Charge In Whipping


Happyda







Birthday


five years in state prison.
According to Bowling Green
police Capt. Brett Dowden,
.police were dispatched to the
home on March 24 for a family
disturbance. Once there, the
father and mother reportedly
told Dowden their 16-year-old
daughter kicked and scratched
the father and ran from the
home.
The teen, they said, had been
hanging around with "bad" peo-
ple and had run away from
home on several occasions.
Because of this, they said, she
was no longer permitted to have
a cell phone..
When she was discovered in
her room with a cell phone, she
refused to relinquish it, the par-
ents said. The father then
moved to discipline her, "strik-
ing her a few times with a belt


Building
Perit


Suspected Meth Lab Next


To Ball Field Dismantled


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A man who allegedly operat-
ed a meth lab next to a. city park
where children play ball has
been arrested.
Travis Wayne Selph, 32, of
1053 Whooping Crane Lane,
Wauchula, was booked into the
Hardee County Jail by the
Hardee County Drug Task
Force on Tuesday night of last
week.
He was charged with produc-
tion of methamphetamine, a
first-degree felony; possession
of listed chemicals, a second-
degree felony; and possession
of narcotic equipment, a third-
degree felony.
Selph posted an $11,000
bond on Saturday to gain his
release from custody as le
awaits trial on the charges.
According to sheriff's Maj.
Randy Dey, a spokesman for
the inter-agency Drug Task
Force, an investigation into the
manufacture of illegal narcotics


Selph
led detectives to Selph.
The suspect, he alleged, had
been identified as repeatedly
buying quantities of pseu-
doephedrine from various
stores. Pseudoephedrine is used
to make meth, Dey noted.
Further, he charged, a confiden-
tial informant told authorities
Selph made drugs at his home.
When detective!Pient ta'.~hi


residence, which is located next
to Farr Field on South Florida
Avenue in Wauchula, one offi-
cer detected a strong chemical
odor coming from an open win-
dow.
A search warrant was ob-
tained for the residence, which
sits 22 feet from the fence line
of Farr Field and 277 feet from
the nearest baseball field.
Children were playing in the
park at the time, Dey noted.
The major alleged detectives
found Coleman fuel, an ice
compress, lithium batteries,
muriatic acid, liquid drain
cleaner, syringes and plastic
tubing. A plastic bottle held
Coleman fuel, lithium strips
and the contents of the ice com-
press, he charged.
The setup would be used to
"cook" methamphetamine, Dey
alleged.
The dangerous chemicals
were seized from the home and
later disposed of. Selph was
booked into (he county jail.


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By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A father who allegedly beat
his unruly 'i with a belt until
she was co, .,,d with welts has
been charged with felony child
abuse.
The 47-year-old Bowling
Green man was arraigned, in
Hardee Circuit Court on April
17. Assistant State Attorney
David Ward amended the origi-
nal charge, taking it from a"
first-degree felony down to a
third-degree.
The man, whose name is
being withheld by The Herald-
Advocate to protect the identity
of the teen, pleaded not guilty.
Circuit Judge Marcus J. Ezelle
set a pre-trial hearing for May
29.
If convicted, the man faces a
possible maximum penalty of


MYRTLE LAWSON
KNIGHT
Myrtle Lawson Knight, 87,
of Wauchula, died on Sunday,
April 29, 2012, at Florida
Hospital, Wauchula.
Born on May 28, 1924, in
Nauvoo, Ala., she was a resi-
dent of Wauchula for 66 years.
She was a member of
Northside Baptist Church and
a homemaker.
She was preceded in death
by her husband, Marlin
Knight.
Survivors include son Des-
mond Knight of Chiefland;
two daughters, Priscilla Kel-
ley andll'fthnd i9nnie of
Wauchula- and Yvonne
Hackle and husband Tom of
Indian Lake Estates; four
grandchildren. Jessica Gordon
and husband Chris, Wes
Knight and wife Jessica,
Brock Grantham and wife
Jessi, and Shane Grantham;
and six great-grandchildren,
Caleb McCoy and Carter
Gordon, Kyri and Edyn
Grantham, and Levi and
Dillon Knight.
Visitation was Wednesday,
May 2, 2012, from 10 to 11
a.m. at Northside Baptist
Church with funeral services
at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Darin
Canary and the Rev. Mitch
Landress officiating. Inter-
ment followed in Wauchula
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be made to the local
Alzheimer's Association or
charity of one's choice.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


FUNERAL HOME
WAUCHULA

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HARDEE COUNTY

PUBLIC NOTICE


The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners adopted

Ordinances Nos. 02-17 and 04-01, which authorize a financial

hardship exemption to the solid waste disposal and fire rescue

portions of the special assessment fees. Property owners qual-

ifying for this exemption will receive a refund or a credit in the

amount of the current tax year's approved non-ad valorem taxes

toward the special assessment fees for solid waste disposal and

fire rescue assessment fees.


If you are interested in applying for this exemption, or if you

have any questions pertaining to this issue, please contact the

Office of Management and Budget at 863-773-3199. Applications

will be accepted until May 31, 2012.

Minor Bryant, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners
Hardee County, Florida
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Coleton
"Baby Boy"

Love,
Mom, Shelby, O
Haylee, Nana & GiGi



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.on her buttocks," they said.
The 16-year-old allegedly
kicked and scratched her father,
and fled through a bedroom
window.
When Dowden located the
teen, he found her shaking and
crying, he said.
"She was literally covered in
red welts," the captain alleged.
He said he observed multiple
welts on her back, both legs and
a shoulder. Further, he charged,
a belt buckle had broken the
skin on her left leg.
The state Department of
Children & Families was called
in, placing the teen in her
grandmother's home. The fath-
er, Dowden said, was arrested
and booked into the Hardee
County Jail.









6A The Herald-Advocate, May 3,2012

Precious Memories II Honors Albert and Dr. Barbara Carlton, Carol Franklin Myer


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Quartet of Spencer Decker, Tom Taylor, Bud Snyder and Ron Hall sang "Have A Little Belinda Anderson, accompanied by Patsy Farnsworth and Michelle Wiggins, sang "Still
Talk With Jesus." Holding On."


Carol Franklin Myer has played the piano and organ most
of her life, worked as a nurse for Dr. Alfred Massam, the
Hardee County Health Department, Hope of Hardee, vol-
unteered at local schools, been active in Wednesday Mu-
sicale, Heartland Chorale, is active at First United
Methodist Church in Wauchula, and has "God-given mu-
sical talent."


Rev. Spencer Decker sang "What A Friend We Have In
Jesus."


The Gospel Jubilee with David Spencer sang "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot." Also shown Heartland Chorale Ensemble of Ron Hall, Kerry Meeker, Patsy Farnsworth, Amanda Ab-
are Donna Alexy and Mary Beth Bryant. bott and Dusty Mendoza sang "Daddy Sang Bass."


Dr. Barbara Castleberry Carlton came to Wauchula as a
young doctor and met and married Albert Carlton. They
raised four children while he had an extensive citrus and
cattle operation, and she was a country family doctor and
helped organize Hardee Memorial Hospital which today is
Florida Hospital Wauchula. She has carried on with citrus
and cattle since his death in 1992, established a library in
his name in Cashiers, N.C., has supported local music en-
deavors, and is an avid turkey hunter. In 2009 she pub-
lished her book (assisted by Barbara Oehlbeck) entitled
"This Nearly Was Mine ... A Journey Through Carlton
Country.


Melanie Carnley sang "Jesus Loves Me."


Tanya Dubberly sang "Precious Memories."


Bess Stallings read her tribute to Dr. Barbara Carlton.








May 3, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Honorees Dr. Barbara Carlton and Carol Franklin Myer
shown at the event held Friday night at First Christian
Church of Wauchula.


Jason Baker of Fort Meade plays the fiddle.


Leslie Conerly Loughlin sang "We Shall Behold Him."


S.. Albert Carlton was born and raised in Wauchula and was
active in the citrus and cattle business. He was the son of
Carl and Emma Carlton and was born in 1927. In 1932 Carl
Carlton was killed in a hunting accident in the Everglades
when a bullet ricocheted off a tree. Six months later Emma
Carlton, overcome with grief from the loss of her husband,
died of a self-inflicted bullet wound to the heart. Albert was
raised after the age of 5 by Matred (Carlton) and A.Z. Olliff.
Shayden Ward and Callie Eisenhauer sang "Church In The Marcus Shackelford was emcee and read tributes to Carol His favorite hobby was playing the piano. He was an ac-
Wildwood." Franklin Myer and Albert Carlton. complished pianist all his life and never picked up a gun.

SOUNDS EXCELLENT!


Producer Tim Miller poses with his wife, director Sherry Miller.


Alert Neighbor Helps


Foil Burglary Suspects


COURTESY PHOTOS
Recently two chorus groups from Hardee Junior High School visited Charlotte County
for the Florida Vocal Association District 11 Music Performance Assessment. Local
sixth graders performed "Candy Lion" and "Dance of the Willow," while seventh- and
eighth-graders performed "Tarantella" and "Now I Walk In Beauty." Both groups earned
two superior ratings and two excellent, for an overall excellent rating. Sixth-grade choir
members are (above, from front row left) Miguel Rodriguez, Makayla Benavidez and
Alexis Garza; (middle row) Angel Valerio, Aissatou Tavarez, Sarai Espinoza, Marisa
Rodriguez, Guadalupe Garcia-Cendejas, Marisela Duran, Diana Deloera, Ashleigh
Adams and Alexis Neel; (top row) Alexis McBride, Gloria Hernandez, Karley Owens, Elia
Lagui, Samantha Gonsalez, Adelina Servin, Veronica Castillo, Madison McCoy, Mahala
Pippin and Jasmine Sanchez. The advanced choir members are (below, front row left)
Marixa Garcia, Odalis Hernandez, Adriana Miller, Azucena Lopez, Brenda Miramontes
and Dashawna Goad; (middle row) Cha Lor, Desiree Ford, Priscilla Villasana, Amanda
Bandy and Mckenzie Blair; (top row) Kristen Burkett, Cassidy Powell, Annette
Mondragon, Montana Grice, Esmeralda Deloera and Madison Callahan.


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two brothers who allegedly
activated a home's burglar
alarm were arrested after an
alert neighbor spotted them
'fleeing the scene and called
sheriff's authorities.
Booked into the Hardee
County Jail on April 16 were
Dakota Manolo Juarez, 20, and
Benito Juarez, 16, both of 2190
billiard Farms Road, Zolfo
Springs.
Each was charged with bur-
glary of an unoccupied dwell-
ing, a second-degree felony,
and criminal mischief, a sec-
ond-degree misdemeanor, Maj.
Randy Dey of the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office said.
They are accused of breaking
into a home on Kelly Roberts
Road, he said.
According to an arrest report,
the pair allegedly entered an
enclosed porch and then cut a
screen and damaged a window
frame to get inside the house.
Once inside, however, (he


B. Juarez
alleged would-be thieves set off
the motion detector on the
home's burglar alarm system.
The brothers ran from the
house, Dey alleged.
But not without being seen.
Dey credited a witness who
saw the two running from the
residence and called the Sher-
iff's Office. He reported the two
got into a white Lincoln and
sped away.
While Dep. Michael Lake


D. Juarez
handled that call, Cpl. Todd
Souther located a vehicle
matching the suspects' car in
Wauchula Hills. The brothers
and the Lincoln were positively
identified by the witness, D)ey
said.
Damage to tlhe window frame
was estimated at $10().
The brothers were lkecn into
custody and transported to the
Hardee County Jail.


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8A The Herald-Advocate, May 3, 2012







Look What's Cooking at HHS
by Elaine Pearce


"Mise en place," French for "get
everything ready to work," is the command that
gets everyone moving in Culinary Arts classes
at HHS. Students know that Ior them, "misc en
place" means to sanitize tables, put on aprons
and hats, wash hands, and collect all ingredients
and equipment required for their recipes.
First year students begin with bread
making and move on to more advanced cooking
techniques while incorporating basic knife
skills. Students in Culinary 2 .-.. 4 work on more
advanced skills including preparing stocks;
seasoning meats, grilling, and pastry making.
The Culinary Arts curriculum at HHS
is part of the ProStart training program that is
sponsored by the National RestaurantAssociation.
Students completing two years of Culinary Arts
and passing national exams arc eligible to receive


a NRA certificate that will benefit students who
choose to work in the food service industry.
Students also study ServSatfe',
a national sanitation and safety program
also sponsored by the National Restaurant
Association. Students passing the ServSafe@'
exam receive national certification,
As a self-supporting program, students
are always working to earn funds used to purchase
additional ingredients and equipment. Many of
the projects also give students the opportunity
to learn proper serving skills, such as "The Cat
Cafe," where students prepare and serve lunches
for HHS faculty, statf, and invited guests,
Frequent guests to the Cat Cafe include
Hardee County Sheriff Arnold Lanier, Adult
Education'Director Mike Wilkinson, and retired
HHS staff members Larry and Elaine Cook.


Other culinary arts events include the
following; Dinner-for-Two, a private dinner
before the Homecoming dance; an annual
Spaghetti Supper; Friday Night Takeout, meals
planned by upper level culinary students for HHS
students and staff; Student Mentors Lunch, a
senior/freshman mentoring program; Principals'
meeting lunches; the AFJROTC Military Ball;
events for Hardee County elementary schools;
and the Christmas Gali and Spring Arts Festival.
Most of the students are in the culinary
program because they are interested in cooking
and eating. Some are considering a career
in food service and are planning to attend
culinary school. Current culinary arts students,
Kimberly Ellis, Dominique Salaam, and Jacob
Green have been accepted at Johnson & Wales
University's Culinary School in North Miami.


Hardee High School's AFJROTC received a heartwarming donation from
tIne staff of Hardee Junior Hitgn School, made :n memory of Asa Emanueli
Rogers, who served in the United States Air Force from April, 1955 Au.
gust, 1975. MSgt A.E. Rogers was the brother of Betty O'Neal, a teacher HHS building construction teacher. Bill Anderson, receives his certi-
at HJHS. After Mr. Rogers' passing earlier this year. Ms. O'Neal was ap- fiction from the National Center for Construction Education and Re-
proached by her colleagues about the possibility of staff members mak- search (NCCER). Students in the school's construction program
ing a donation to the AFJROTC. Ms. O'Neal agreed that it was a great will now be able to earn industry certification through NCCER. Pic-
way to honor her brother. Present for the presentation of the $550 do- tured left to right are: Superintendent. David Durastanti; Teach-
nation check and pictured from left to right are HHS Principal, Michele e:. Bill Anderson: and Adult Education Ditector, Mike Wilkinson.
Polk; Cadet LTC, Stacie Macias; LTC, Anthony Hingle: HJHS Teacher,
Betty O'Neal: CMSgt, Bob Waltich; and HJHS Principal. Doug Herron.


Culinary arts student, Jacob Green, proud-
ly displays the tiramisu dessert available to
teachers and staff during a recent Cat Cafe.


Please visit us at:
http://www.hardee.kl2.fl.us/hhs


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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold a Special Meeting on Monday,
May 7, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The
agenda can be viewed at 126 S. 7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida or www.city-
ofwauchula.com.
The regularly scheduled workshop will follow the Special Meeting. The agenda can
be viewed at 126 S. 7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida or www.cityofwauchula.com.
The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East Main
Street, Suite 105, 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 Com-
mission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of
the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record
of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect
of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or
treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as
provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3535.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/Richard K. Nadaskay Jr.
Mayor
ATTEST
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk 5:3c


CITY OF WAUCHULA
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The Board of Directors of the City of Wauchula Community Redevelopment
Agency (the Board) will hold a workshop on Monday, May 7, 2012 immediately fol-
lowing the City Commission workshop which will convene at 5:00 pm or as soon
thereafter as it reasonably can be held. The agenda can be viewed at www.city-
ofwauchula.com.
The meetings will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East
Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the Board hereby
advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board
with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the pro-
ceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testijnony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
The Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status.
This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including
ones access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Any-
one requiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities
Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/Keith Nadaskay
Chairman
Community Redevelopment Agency
ATTEST
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk
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Garrett Sheffield Benefit BBQ Held Saturday At Wauchula Moose Lodge


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Garrett Sheffield of Wauchula is receiving treatment at Florida Institute for Neurological'
Garrett Sheffield, 21, a 2009 graduate of Hardee High School, was injured in a single Rehabilitation but is expected to be moved to his mother's home soon. The chicken
vehicle auto accident Oct. 6, 2011, and has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain and rib BBQ was held Saturday to help raise funds. a bedroom and bath are needed
injury. He was a grillmaster at Red Lobster in Sebring and has a daughter Jayden, 2. In along with a wheelchair ramp, special equipment and 24-hour care in order to return
photo, from left, with him are sister Whitley Sheffield, 22, mother Tami Halstead, step- home. Standing behind him are Debra Morris, Jimmy Morris, and Ashley Mollenkopf
dad Scott Halstead, and brother Caleb Sheffield, 18. holding their daughter Jayden.


Cooking ribs are Jimmy Morris ana nan Hill.


The toast "Wassail" comes from the Old Norse phrase
"ves heill"-meaning to be of good health. This evolved
into the tradition of visiting neighbors on Christmas Eve
and drinking to their health.


Singing country songs at the event were Johnny Thuman
of Fort Meade and John Lngo of Myakka.


The hardest thing is to take
less when you can get
more.
-Kin Hubbard
After a visit to the beach,
it's hard to believe that we
live in a material world.
-Pam Shaw


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The Wauchula Moose Lodge No. 1487 is located on Main
Street east of Wauchula just past Peace River. New mem-
bers are welcome. Dues are $45 annually.


eV Hardee County Family YMCA
the with support from
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Lynn Grospe To Become

Bride Of Dale Turner


Elenita Madriaga "Lynn"
Grospe of Wan Chai, Hong
Kong, and Dale Edward Turner
Sr. of Wauchula join in an-
nouncing their engagement to
marry.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Raineo and Carmelita
Grospe of San Jose City, Nueva
Ecjia, Philippines. She attended
Vaca Valley National High
School and The Good Samari-


tan College' in Nueva Ecjia,
Philippines. She is employed as
a nanny caregiver in Hong
Kong.
The prospective groom is the
son of the late liene and
Raleigh Turner. He attended
Hardee Senior High School. He
is employed by Alan Jay
Enterprises in Wauchula.
The couple are planning a
wedding in Wauchula.


Shannon and Karen Hays of
Wauchula announce the engage-
ment of their daughter, Sheena
Hays, to James "Clay" New-
man, the son of James Newman
and Debbie Newman of Wau-
chula.
The bride-elect is a resident


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of Wauchula. The prospective
groom also resides in
Wauchula.
The couple are planning a
June 30 wedding. The ceremo-
ny will be held at New Hope
Baptist Church in Wauchula.


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announcing their engagement to
marry.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of the late Thelma and
Mance Shine Sr. She graduated
with the Class of 1975 and is
retired following 30 years of


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May Is Motorcycle

Awareness Month


Chapter FL2-H of the Gold
Wing Road Riders Association
is doing its part to promote May
as National Motorcycle Safety
Awareness Month.
The chapter reminds motor-
ists to "Double-Check Look
Twice and Save a Life." Motor-
cycles have smaller profiles than
other vehicles making it more
difficult to judge the distance
and speed of one approaching,
Statistics have shown that
approximately 75 percent of


motorcycle accidents involve
another vehicle, with two-thirds
of those being caused by a
motorist who failed to yield the
right of way to the motorcyclist.
These accidents most likely
occur at intersections involving
motorists making left-hand
turns.
Only by actively looking for
motorcycles can motorists
increase their awareness of
them and make the highways
safer.


nThak You

Most of you know that our daughter, Lea,
has been battling a brain tumor since November
2011. Because of the needs associated with such
an illness, Steve Coker put together the "Love
for Lea" fundraiser. Thank you Steve for your
hard work!
We are proud to be from a loving community
that pulled together to make this such a success-
ful and fun event.
There are numerous people to thank ... the
bands that supplied the good music, the people
who prepared and served the delicious meals,
the folks who took care of the raffle, silent auc-
tion, T-shirt sales and those who cleaned up.'
Thank you to Charlotte for allowing the use of.
her pub. Thank you for the many generous peo-
ple and businesses who donated money, prizes,
food and their time to make this event possible.
Thank you to those who were able to attend the
event to honor Lea and her family. Some trav-
eled from Tampa, Orlando, Largo, and other
distances. We appreciate that! It was like a class
reunion or a homecoming.
If Lea could express her feelings, she would tell
S ou that she is proud of Hardee County and the
many others who helped to raise money for her
needs. She would also give a big thank you to the
strangers who knew neither Lea nor her family
and yet gave because they cared.
It is difficult to put into words what our family
feels! We are grateful to all of you for your acts
of kindness (you would not believe how many
there were) and for the many prayers.
'1 God Bless You!
soi Russ & Wanda Leonard & Family
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, The prospective groom is the'
son of the late Mary and Willie
J. Jones. He is employed at
Bartow Ford, with 29 years of
service.
Plans are being made for a
June 22 wedding at Fifth
Avenue Church of Christ in
Bartow.


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Donald and Neda
Wauchula announce th
ment and approaching
of their daughter, S
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of Bobby Sr. and Odet
of Lake Placid.
The bride-elect is
graduate of Hardee Sei
School. She earned an
of arts degree at Sout
Community College
and a bachelor of sc
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Bobby Seeber
Cobb of University in 2009. She resides
e engage- in Lake Placid and is employed
marriage as a registered nurse at High-
Stephanie lands Regional Medical Center.
r, the son The prospective groom is a
tte Seeber 2001 graduate of Lake Placid
High School. He also is a grad-
a 2005 uate of the Palm Beach County
nior High Paramedic Academy. He is
associate employed by Palm Beach
h Florida County Fire-Rescue.
in 2007 Plans are being made for a
science in May wedding in Sebring.
ulf Coast


May 3, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3B
snapping the thumb from behind the second finger and flipping the
shooter forward as fast as you can.
Any time your shooter knocks another marble out of the ring
you get to shoot again from wherever your marble stops inside the
circle. If your shooter goes outside the circle, you don't get anoth-
er shot until your turn comes round again.
I don't remember girls playing marbles much. Not that they
wouldn't have been welcome, they would have; I think it was that
back then most girls wore skirts or dresses and they didn't want to
get down on their bare knees in the dirt.
Usually we boys carried our marbles around in the front pock-
ets of our pants. But when we packed in so many our pockets began
to bulge as if we'd stuffed lumpy oranges down into them, we
began to carry our marbles around in cigar boxes.
That gave me an idea for another marble game. I cut a hole
about as big around as a nickel in the top of my cigar box, set the
box on the ground, and another kid would straddle it. Holding his
marble at his belt buckle, squinting and taking careful aim, he
would attempt to drop his marble through the hole into my box. For
every marble he got in, he won two of mine; every one of his that
missed, it was mine.
If, that is, we were playing for keeps, which we were not
allowed to do at school. And as none of us boys would ever have
dreamed of breaking any rule (wink, wink). We never got to play
for keeps.
E-mail Chip at chipkyle746@embarqmail.com or visit his website
at www.chipballard.com.


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO
National Take Your Daughter to Work Day was founded in
1993. This year, the event took place on April 26. Here,
Ralph Harrison, Production Department manager at The
Herald-Advocate, celebrates the day with his grand-
daughter, Julie Harrison. Julie spent time learning about
all of the things it takes to construct a newspaper: She is
the daughter of Earl (Opie) and Linda Harrison of
Wauchula.


COURTESY PHOTO
Hardee County Sheriff's Office corporals (from left) Mark
McCoy and Earl (Opie) Harrison received diplomas as
graduates of the Florida Leadership Academy.

Corporals Graduate From

Leadership Academy
The Florida Criminal Justice Leadership Academy is to pre-
Executive Institute announces pare first-line supervisors in
the graduation of Cpl. Mark criminal justice organizations to
McCoy and Cpl. Earl "Opie" exemplify the character and
Harrison from the Florida integrity expected of criminal
Leadership Academy. justice professionals. It exam-
Twenty-seven front-line su- ines the various components
pervisors representing criminal necessary to be an effective
justice agencies from North.and leader.
Central Florida make up the The Criminal Justice Execu-
23rd graduating class, tive Institute, established within
McCoy has been employed the Florida Department of Law
with the Hardee County Enforcement and affiliated with
Sheriff's Office since 2005, and the state university system, was
has been a K-9 deputy since established in 1990 by the
2006. Harrison is assigned to the Florida Legislature to address
Detention Division. and has the need for an innovative and
been with the Sheriff's Office multifaceted approach to the
since 2000. education and training of crimi-
Seminar participants met nal justice professionals.
from January to April at Hardec County Sheriff
Daytona State College. Grad- Arnold Lanier feels that it is his
uates learned skills necessary to office's responsibility to train
support the needs of their future leaders and prepare them
agency and the needs within to take supervisory positions
their community as they prepare within the Sheriff's Office in
for future challenges. the future.
The goal of the Florida


In Memory
of
James "Toody" Collie
12/8/56 5/2/03
God saw you getting tired
And a cure was not to be.
So He put His armnns around you
And whispered

"Come to me"
With tearful eyes we watched you,
and saw you pass away.

Although we loved you dearly,
We could not make you stay.
A golden heart stopped beating,
hard working hands at rest.
God broke our hearts to prove to us,

He only takes
the Best...
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Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


PLAYING FOR KEEPS
Whatever happened to playing marbles? When I was a student
at Zolfo Springs Elementary School I wore out the knees of many
a pair of pants playing marbles in the dirt under the oak trees in
front of the schoolhouse.
We kids would make a circle in the dirt with a stick or a finger
and put three or four marbles apiece in the center of the circle and
shape them into a triangle, as if we were racking miniature pool
balls without a rack.
Then we'd get down on our knees, lean forward, place one
palm flat on the dirt and with the other hand we'd shoot a marble
which we called, appropriately enough, a "shooter" into the trian-
gle of marbles inside the circle. If we were playing for keeps,
which we were not allowed to do at school (wink), we got to keep
the marbles our shooter knocked out of the ring.
Good shooters, to us boys, were more valuable than diamonds.
What good are diamonds to an 8-year-old? You can't play with
them or eat them, so what are they good for? But a good shooter,
aah, with that you could play for hours, impress your friends and
win their marbles.
A shooter was exactly like any other marble in every way
except color. Color had absolutely no effect on how the marble
functioned, except in our minds. But if we truly believed we had a
good shooter, we did indeed shoot better with it.
The color that made the best shooter was whatever color
appealed to us on any particular day. It could be a combination of
colors, or speckled like a robin's egg, or spotted like a leopard. But
the marbles we most often chose for shooters were clear with a
green, red, yellow, blue or any other color tint. These were
called agates (pronounced agg'-its). A cat-eye made a good shoot-
er, too. A cat-eye is an agate with an oblong shape in its center that
resembles a, well, a cat's eye.
There is an art to holding a shooter as surely as there is to hold-
ing a baseball, and it takes many hours' practice to get good at
shooting just as it takes practice to get good at anything.
Keeping your palm open, you fold in the fingers of your shoot-
ing hand, holding the shooter in the crook of your first finger. Then
you tighten the tip of your thumb behind the folded-up second fin-
ger, pressing the thumbnail hard against the marble, then shoot by


Victory Praise Center will
host a gospel sing on Saturday
at 7 p.m., featuring the gospel
group "Covered By Grace."
Finger foods will be served fol-
lowing the service.
Pastor Robert Murphy invites
everyone to come to the center
at 132 E. Main St., Bowling
Green, for the occasion.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.


At 1:37 a.m., she cries


with your daughter


over her broken heart


This Mother's Day, thank your wife

for needing so little sleep.


Stephanie Cobb & Bobby Seeber


COURTESY PHOTO


ABOUT ...
Hardee Living
Hardee Living prints your
news on people, clubs and.
organizations, including
meeting summaries, births,
children's and senior citi-
zens' birthdays, engage-
ments, weddings, silver or
golden anniversaries,
church events and military
assignments.
Forms are available at our
office. For engagements
and weddings, a photo
should be included.
Publication is free of
charge. Coverage of wed-
dings over three months old
will be'limited to a photo and
brief announcement.
Deadline is 5 p.m. on
Thursday.


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District 3, Hardee County Commissioner, if -
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HHS SCIENCE SUCCESS


BRAIN BOWL


COURTESY PHOTO
Brain Bowl team members (from left) Jahna Leonard, Andria Mass, Clark Zelyk and
Harry Ramos recently competed in the National Academic Quiz Tournament's
Community College National Championships, ranking seventh out of 24 teams.
Although South Florida Community College's -Brain Bowl team has competed in.
NAQT's sectional competitions since 2002, this was the first time it advanced to the
national championships. The nationals were held this spring at Gulf Coast State
College. SFCC's Brain Bowl team had earned its place in the national competition by
finishing fifth in the NAQT Sectional Championships, held at Chipola College.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Science coach Susan Barton spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club Tuesday, April 24, at
the Panda Restaurant about the success of science students at Hardee High School.
At a recent competition of science projects among students from Hardee, Glades,
DeSoto, Hendry, and Okeechobee counties, HHS won 11 of 12 state slots and 4 of 5
international slots. She said many other Improvements are being made at HHS aca-
demically. From left are David Hatch, Key Club advisor Susan Barton, Key Club
President Khao Lee Lor, and Kiwanis President Sam Fite.


ENERGY SAVINGS


Ray Ray
Ray Ray McCoy
Celebrates Her
6th Birthday
Ravin Elise "Ray Ray" Mc-
Coy, the daughter of Mark and
Paige McCoy of Bowling
Green, turned 6 years old on
March 20.
She celebrated the occasion
with a birthday party at her
home on Saturday, March 24.
Theme for the party was Peace
Sign & Rock 'n' Roll.
Guests made tie-dye shirts
and were treated with a peace-
sign cake.
Joining in the fun were sister
DaKota McCoy, cousins Lizzie
Beth McCoy and Parker
McCoy. Kaylie Grice, Bailey
Tinsley, Morgan Parks. Emilie
Camacho, Emma Hayes, Ava
Roberts, Kayle Jennings and
:imany other friends and family
,members. I I


Big Brothers Big Sisters
of the Sun Coast


Big Brothers Big Sisters
of the Sun Coast
provides one-to-one
mentoring relationships to
children ages 6-18 years
old. There are 26
children in the Hardee area
in need of a mentor.
If you are
interested in becoming a mentor or
for additional information please
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Paul White of Lakeland spoke to Wauchula Kiwanis Club Tuesday, April 17, about Green
Star Panels which help reduce air conditioning costs for homes and other buildings.
He owns the company. The panels help repel heat transfer by reflection, convection
and conduction. From left are Gary DelaTorre, Paul White and Rev. Kenny Baker, pas-
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2012-02

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
Number 2012-02 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second
reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 14th day of
May 2012, at 6:00 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. A copy of the
proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to
the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2012-02

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE
DATES FOR THE PRIMARY AND THE RUN-OFF ELECTIONS FOR THOSE CER-
TAIN COMMISSION DISTRICT SEATS TO BE FILLED BY ELECTION TO COIN-
CIDE WITH THE FLORIDA PRIMARY AND GENERAL ELECTION DATES;
PROVIDING FOR THE PERIOD OF TIME FOR CANDIDATES TO QUALIFY; PRO-
VIDING FOR THE COMMISSION DISTRICT SEATS TO BE ELECTED; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EF-
FECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City
Commission hereby advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision
made by the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings,
he will need a record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure
that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and
evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discrimi-
nate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy in-
volves every aspect of the Commistion's functions, including ones access to, participation,
employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable ac-
commodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26,
Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula


s/Holly Smith
HOLLY SMITH, City Clerk
City of Wauchula


May 3, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 5B



Kids: Watch Out For



Caterpillar Invasion


By JESSICA BASHAM
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Spring has sprung and 'tis the season
of the caterpillar. They are everywhere:
crawling on outdoor walls, railings,
cars, trees and picnic tables. You name,
it, caterpillars are on it.
In the last few weeks I have seen
at least five different species of
this squirmy critter around our ,1Z-
office in Gainesville: the
white-marked tussock moth,
oak beauty, forest tent cater-
pillar, live oak metria and
dubious tiger moth. The oak
trees that shade our office are
one of their host plants (a home
providing food and shelter).
Caterpillars are the larvae of moths
and butterflies. Once they hatch, they
eat continuously. They love to eat
leaves, stems, grasses, whatever tastes
yummy. It is during this stage of their
life that many gardeners and farmers
consider them pests. Only after their
transformation into beautiful winged
beauties are they often adored.
Generally caterpillars look soft and
squishy or like furry worms. However,
looks are deceiving.
Many times the "fur" or "hair" on
caterpillars is like a sharp needle that
causes skin irritations if rubbed or
picked up. Most caterpillars will not
make you sick. However, there are four
common species in Florida that can
make you sick: the puss caterpillar, io
caterpillar, saddleback caterpillar and
hag caterpillar. These are called stinging
caterpillars.
It is a good practice to never touch a
caterpillar unless you know what it is
and that it will not hurt you.
The beauty of caterpillars is how dif-
ferent each one is and how they use
their markings, hairs and colors to sur-
vive. The tussock moth caterpillar is


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quite hairy, with four tan tufts of hair on
its back, orange dots, a bright red head
and tufts of long black hairs that look
like antennae and a tail. It appears to be
an alien. Others, like the oak beauty, are
camouflaged and blend into the branch-
es of oak trees you can't see them,.
and neither can a bird, unless you are
looking for them.
,/ Another fascinating thing
7 about caterpillars is how they
defend themselves against
predators. Not only does
their camouflage or sharp
"fur" help, but there are many


other ways caterpillars defend
themselves. A puss caterpillar will
puff itself up and use its tail to whip
and strike a predator and cause a serious
sting. The.red head of a white-marked
tussock mothis a signal for danger.
There is also a nasty thing called
regurgitation. If threatened, some cater-
pillars regurgitate and squirt a brown
liquid. ]t's not dangerous, just gross. To
a bird, that liquid from the belly of the
caterpillar is quite bitter and unpleasant
tasting, so the bird will spit out the
caterpillar in most instances.
Caterpillars are fascinating, and there
are so many things to learn about them
and their adult forms. Right now, cater-
pillars are easy to find, because it is just
before they will start the pupation
process called metamorphosis -
when they become the beautiful, daz-
zling moths or butterflies that give gar-
dens and wild areas color and motion.
To learn more about these squirmy
creatures, visit www.kidsbutterfly.org.
Kids, Jessica Basham knows all about
animals! She works for the state Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Commission.
Look for her Backyard Safari every
month. You can ask her questions at
Jessica.Basham @ MyFWC.com.


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are 32 cents per word. Headlines are $2 a
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BILLING ........Ads must be pre-paid.
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Appliances
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Help Wanted
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Classifieds


Agriculture
DIESEL INJECTION repairs,
pumps, turbo, Injectors, remove
and Install, 863-381-0538.
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


PLANT NURSERY HELP Wanted.
Previous experience necessary.
Send resume to P.O. Box 555,
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890. 5:3p
PART TIME CLEANING person,
RV park. Starts at 10 hours a
week, could be full time, Oct.-
May. Experience a must.
Background/drug test. 863-375-
4343 EOE. 5:3c
MANAGER FOR small retail store
In Wauchula. Full time, must be
available Mon.-Sat. 8:30 am-6 pm.
Experience a plus but may train.
Mall resume to Job Opening, P.O.
Box 422, Wauchula, FL 33873.
5:3,100c


'sTAFF NEEDED, must be high'
school graduate, or have GED
must PASS Level 2 Background
screening, apply at Southern
Oaks, 157 Will Duke Rd.,
Wauchula. 5:3,10c
ADULT DAY TRAINING Program
Specialist II. Wauchula location.
Apply In person at Ridge Area
Arc, 1010 S. 6th Ave., Wauchula.
EOE/Drug Free Workplace. 5:3c
NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL Contrac-
tor Is Immediately seeking quali-
fied candidates for ongoing pro-
ject In & around Hardee County:
MIG/TIG Fluxcore Welders &
Insulators. Competitive wages &
benefits. MSHA certification pre-
ferred. Fax Resume: 210-662-
1625. Drug screen required. EOE.
5:3c
PERSONAL BILINGUAL ASSIS-
TANT. In Wauchula full time, good
money. 863-808-9922.
_4:12-6:14p


TEAWB & 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.indlanrivertransport.com.
5:3 ,10c


4-H PIG for sale, corn fed and
ready, 735-2603. 5:3p

All television Is educational
television. The question is:
What Is it teaching?
-Nicholas Johnson


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LOSt 3 Brangus cows 2 black,
1 Black w/white face. Lost
between Zolfo Springs 64 and
Popash. Reward for Information.
773-4322, 781-1333. 5:3


REFRIGERATOR, washer, '71
Mustang, tractor, trailers,
Staghorns, plants, TV stand,
house AC unit, 773-3168. 5:3p


5 ACRE TRACTS WITH 2 M.H.,
wells and utilities, owner financ-
Ing available, 863-399-3333.
5:3,10p


Hearn's Auto Cleaning Service
'ar Wash and Wax
'arpet and Seat Cleaning
luff Compounding
headliners Replaced
'rinyl Top
lotor Cleaning


Hwy. 17 & S.R. 66
Zolfo Springs d5:3c


(863) 735-1495


s.auoleoaualescomouterservices.com


Phone (863) 781-9720 .
www.GualesComouterServices.com


Welcome to your country home! This 2006 built home,
2538 total square foot 1906 sq/ft under air, is located in
the heart of the Popash area with 2.5 acres of land. Two
sets of French doors lead onto the back porch, open
dining, kitchen, living room with five bedrooms and two
full baths. This property features a whole house 15K
electric generator with 1000 gallon propane tank, for
backup electricity. Steel utility shed. Quiet country
living! USDA loan eligible. Listed at $159,000 by Brook
Thomas Larrison, REALTOR, Nextage Realty Pros.
S Please call for a showing, 863-832-0565 or 863-832-0130.


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116 REA Rd., Wauchula
(across from Wal-Mart) Realty Pros
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5115 South Florida Avenue
Lakeland, Florida 33813
(863) 614-0306 office
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REALTY INC.
404 Souththh Avenu
Wauchula, FL 33873
Updated 3 or 4 B/R, 2Bths, CB/Stucco home;
walking distance to downtown shopping and
schools; partially fenced yard. $115,000
2B/2Bth M/H, carpet floors, inside utility and
storage shed. $42,500
Many extras in this executive home with in-
ground pool; 3B/3Bth, 24x12 outside storage,
great neighborhood for your family. $135,000
This 3B/lBth, CB/Brick home has all new win-
dows, almost new A/C, brick fireplace, 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


1Rt SERVI
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.RJ., Broker


Bus. (863) 773-0007 l
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Steve Johnson
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, pecky
cypress walls, large fireplace, 3B/3Bth, fenced
in-ground pool, describe this one-of-a-kind
house in desirable area. $125,000
SECLUDED AREA! 2B/lBth M/H with car-
port, well and septic. $30,000
NATIVE FLORIDA LANDSCAPE! 16.5 Acre
tract with 3B/2Bth M/H; located just outside
city limits. $145,000
Price Negotiable! 2B/1.5Bth M/H with family
room addition (10x24), some furniture, all
appliances including extra refrigerator, water
softener; fenced yard and large concrete drive-
way. Listed at $99,000
COMMERCIAL LOT BOWLING GREEN -
140x135o highly visible lot near post office and
Hwy. 17; concrete pad on site. $18,000
AN COUNT ON
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker


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


JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774 .
www.jimseerealty.corn
James V. See, Jr., Broker Parker Keen
Make An Offer! 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home in Duplex! 4 BR, 2 BA one side. 3 BR, 2 BA other
town. Hardwood floors, large screened porch side. Central air & heat. Paved road. City water
with built in fireplace/grill. Lovely house reduced & sewer.
to $87,500!
58 acres of gorgeous fenced property close to
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath block home located in town. town. Well & septic from old homesite. Scattered
Quiet neighborhood. old Oaks & Pines. Offered at $287,100
Over 2,350 sf of living space. $85,000
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home in Wauchula. Newer
Spacious home located in Briarwood roof, hardwood floors, updated kitchen. $75,000
Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 % Bath house with
wrap around porch, detached 2 car garage with REDUCED to $159,500! Great home on several
office and full bath. $379,000 large lots in Wauchula. Hardwood floors.
Beautiful brick fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2
4-5 bedroom, 4 bath custom built home on 9 % car carport.
acres. County road access, next to Wauchula.
Home is complimented with screened back porch Newer home located on Torrey Oaks Golf
and in-ground pool. Land also has 7 % acres of Course. 2 Bedrooms, 2 Baths with a garage.
producing nursery. $430,000 Corner lot with a fenced yard. Asking $137,500
Realtor Associates
Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
John H. Gross (863) 273-1017 Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 Parker Keen (813) 523-1523 cd5:3c


Robert Hinerman
227-0202


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Immaculate 3 BR, 2.5 BA home on 10 acres on corner w/paved
road on two sides & all high and dry. Desirable location-minutes
to Wauchula. Fireplace. enclosed 22 X 22 garage/play room for
kids 56 X 100 steel barn. 8" well w/JD power unit.
$290,000 Call Mikey today @ 781-1698
8.5 ACRES ON CORNER OF HWY 17 & HWY 62
Many business opportunities'
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Nancy Craft
832-0370


Priced @ $89.900 Nice 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath
CB home In Bowling Green area that has
central heat & air, one car carport, and tile
flooring.
WAUCHULA HILLS! 4 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB
home with central heat and air, close to
schools, One Car carport. Listed Price
$76,900
5 Acre Tract off Hollandtown Rd., has plen-
ty of room to build your dream home, small
farm, or both. Priced @ g$60.00
$37.500 for this 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath M/H with
central heat & air. Call Robert today for
More Information.
ZOLFO SPRINGS!! 2 Bedroom, 1 Bath
house with heat & air and One car carport.
Only $59.000


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781-0162


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245-1054


NEW LISTINGI! This beautiful property on the
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relax on the weekends, or to build your
dream house. Come take a look and fall In
love with the Peace River In all Its splendor;
Priced @ $120.000
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and two car garage. S160.000.
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5ACES INCLUYENDO 2 M.H.,
noria de agua, y electrecidada,
financlada por el duefio Ilame,
863-399-3333. 5:3,10p
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. 3:29-5:1 Op


PERSONAL PROPERTY of
Nathan Showalter, Erwin Gibson
will be sold pursuant of ware-
houseman's lien. Said sale will be
at Triple M Storage, Inc. at 115
State Road 66, Zolfo Springs, FL
at 9 am on May 19, 2012. 5:3,10p





FREE TO GOOD HOME, young
female Chihuahua, (863)533-
4861. 5:3nc
AKC registered Cocker Spaniel
puppies, buff color, $350, 375-
4001. 5:3p
BLUETICK HOUND puppies, 7
weeks old, 863-781-9547.
4:5-5:3p


Large
Cars to


ADoPTATETr If you havelost 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


FRESH SHELLED peas and but-
terbeans. Taking orders now 863-
832-4509. 5:3-31 p
U-PICK BLACK EYED PEAS
$15/bu, Okra $2/Ib, Yellow
Squash $1/lb. Center Hill Farm,
2949 Center Hill Rd. 863-223-
5561. 5:3p


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keyboarding and Microsoft Office (particularly Word and Excel)
required. Teaching experience strongly preferred. Competitive
salary plus a comprehensive benefits package, including
retirement, health/life insurance, and vacation/sick leave. Open
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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. 4:26-5:10c


2/1 APARTMENT $600 monthly,
$550 deposit, 773-0100. 5:3tfc
3/2 CENTRAL AIR, heat, carport,
'large lot In Bowling Green. $750
plus deposit, 407-929-6491.
5:3,10c
ZOLFO 3 BR 1 Bath, central A/H,
carport, utility room. Very spa-
cious fenced backyard 863-735-
2626. 5:3c
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
RENT-TO-OWN *
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
ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising
any preference or limitation
based on race, color, religion,
sex, handicap, familial status or
national origin, or the Intention to
make such a preference or limita-
tion. Familial status Includes chil-
dren under 18 living with parents
or guardians and pregnant
women., tfc-dh


HIGHWAY 17 RENTALS 1000-
5000 sq.ft. Warehouses, offices,
stores, Ind. '1, 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
OVERCOMERS MEETINGS
(Gillesple), 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


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ROCKY'S LAWN SERVICE 773-
0288. Free Estimates. 4:12-5:10p
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 lb 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
SATURDAY 7-12, 1027 Griffin Rd.
Kids clothes, toys, shoes, home
decor. 5:3p
MULTI-FAMILY, Saturday only 8-?
2680 Merle Langford Rd., Zolfo
Springs. 5:3p
LAST SALE, Wednesday-Satur-
day. Everything must go. Priced
to sell. 228 Airport Road. 5:3p
MULTI-FAMILY, Saturday 8-? 419
North 9th. Toys, clothes, misc.
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8B The Herald-Advocate, May 3, 2012


The


Classifieds


SFCC Graduation Ceremonies Tonight


As graduates walk across the
stage today (Thursday) to
receive their diplomas during
South Florida Community
College's commencement cere-
monies, there is no question that
one, two or perhaps even a
series of personal choices led
them to this moment. Keynote
speaker Keiaria Williams will
tell you that she is no different.
Raised by her grandmother,
Williams moved to Sebring
from a beach town in California.
At first, she was caught off
guard by the new culture that
surrounded her. "People seemed
to live a simpler way of life than
I was used to," she said. "They
drove pickup trucks; they went
mudding; they raised farm ani-


mals. It was a huge culture
shock compared to where I was
from."
As a high school freshman,
Williams struggled to fit in and
didn't make many friends, but
then' the opportunity to join the
Sebring High School Color
Guard arose, and Williams soon
found a group where she be-
longed. Not only was she finally
making friends and acclimating
to her new home, she also found
that the Color Guard was teach-
ing her important values, includ-
ing discipline and respect for
those around her as well as for
herself.
After some family struggles
and poor choices led her to a
stay in a group facility, Williams


Youth boys baseball seems to be having growing pains at its new
location west of Wauchula by the armory. That league has tried to
convert to the gamechanger.io website format but results have been
inconsistent. Sometimes the recap headline doesn't agree with the
recap story score and neither agrees with the scorebook sheets.
Sometimes there's no scores available.
We've given up trying to write about these games because of
complaints that the scores and standings aren't correct. Some have
told us they would prefer the stories not be in rather than be inac-
curate.
We are, however, continuing to get reports of parent/coach
problems. Some say that children are not given a fair opportunity
to play, being told not to attempt to bat, just stand there. How will
they learn if they never bat in a game situation?
Another problem appears to be that some coaches are so intent
on winning that they are abusive to their own children and others.
We've heard reports of a coach throwing a ball in his child's face
because he struck out and another threatening to take a strap to a
kid if he didn't do better. What happened to children just enjoying
the sport while they learn and parents not having to worry about
the danger of their children being ostracized or belittled because
they can't play as well as some others'?
Winning is nice, but it is not everything. Sportsmanship and fair
play need to come to the fore. Hopefully, a word to the wise is suf-
ficient. Let's let children be children, at least until they're more
mature and can handle disappointments and failures better.

All the spring high school, andjynior high sports are over.
The only one left is the Spring football, which begins practice
this week for the Classic to be held in Wauchula against Bartow.
Head Coach Buddy Martin is coming off a successful weightlifting
season and ready to go at football again.

The varsity Wildcats put on a good effort in their first-round
playoff game against eventual district champion Lake Wales, los-
ing only 2-1. Good job, fellows!

There's boxing on Saturday night, with local pro Dillet
Frederick on the undercard of the Floyd Meriweather/ Miguel
Cotto junior middleweight bout which will be televised on pay-per-
view.

The only sports still under way are adult softball leagues and
the youth leagues.
Men's Church Softball is winding down. Women's Church
League and Men's Community League will start soon.
Youth girls softball is winding down with ceremonies tomorrow
(Friday) night to name All-Stars.

InJormation from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at news.heral-
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decided she needed to do some-
thing to positively improve her
life. When she wa, and a sen-
ior in high school, Williams be-
came legally emancipated. "I
didn't have anyone else in my
life anyway, and I felt it was the
best thing I could do for myself
at the time."
But becoming legally eman-
cipated at 17 was not an easy
feat, and the discipline Williams
learned in Color Guard began to
take on a whole new meaning
for her. "I had to prove to the
courts that I was serious about it
and not just some whiny, selfish
kid."
Williams moved in with her
band instructor, and for three
months, in addition to her
schooling, homework and after-
school activities, she had to
complete mounds of paper-
work; find a job, find an apart-
ment and convince a landlord
that at 17 years old she would
be a responsible tenant.
With no means of transporta-
tion once she was granted legal
emancipation and living on her
own, she then had to depend on
others to help her travel to and
from school and work as well as
take her shopping or any other
place she needed to go.
"I knew that once I was inde-
pendent I had to be responsible,
so I set a game plan. I figured
out what I needed to do, and I
just did it without complaining.


School Carnival
Friday Night
Zolfo Springs E ementary
School will hold its spring
carnival on Friday from 5 to 8
p.m.
The theme for this year's
carnival is "carnival games
from around the world." All
parents and interested indi-
viduals are welcome to drop
by the school on School-
house Road for part or all of
the evening.


That was the easy part. But I
was still in high school. and
everyone else was hanging out
and having fun, and I couldn't
do those things anymore. Being
lonely was the hard part."
Williams successfully made
it through high school and
began taking college classes at
SFCC the day after her 18th
birthday. She quickly became
involved in student clubs and
activities, taking on even more
responsibilities. She is a mem-
ber of SFCC's Brain Bowl
team, has served as public rela-
tions officer and secretary for
the Student Government As-
sociation, lent a student voice
on the SFCC Museum of Art &
Culture advisory committee,
and formed SFCC's first Yoga
Club.
Williams credits her band
instructor, Colorado Paniagua,
with teaching her how to use
her imagination and express
herself without being afraid, her
friends and roommates for
always supporting her and help-
ing her when she needs it, and
three SFCC faculty and staff
members for being inspirations
to her. "Dr. Theresa James
helped me recognize my abili-
ties; Lisa Johnson-Decarie
acknowledges every student
and makes us feel like we mat-
ter; and Dr. Charlotte Pressler
taught me that a single thought
or question can take us farther
in life than we ever imagined."
Williams will attend the
University of South Florida in
the fall to pursue degrees in
French and Sign Language. She
wants to teach, travel, and build
a career where she can make a
difference.
She recognizes that there is a
world of possibilities out there
for her. "I could work any-
where: big companies, small
businesses, the government,"
Williams noted.
"Everyone goes through
struggles, but all of your deci-
sions and choices are on you,"
she said. "Nobody else is re-
sponsible for what you do.
Know yourself, realize what
you want, and do what you have
to do to get there."
SFCC's commencement cer-
emony will hbe held at 6:45 p.m.
in the SFCC Theatre for the
Performing Arts on the High-
lands Campus.


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Graham Crackers, Blueberry
Poptart, Orange Juice, Condi-'
ments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Ham, Macaroni & Cheese,
Salad Tray, Green Beans,
Cornbread, Blue Raspberry
Juice Bar, Condiments.and Milk
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Breakfast: Cheerios Cereal,
Graham Crackers, Sausage
Patty, Biscuit, Pineapple Tidbits,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie
w/Biscuits, Stacked .Ham
Sandwich, Salad Tray, Broccoli,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk
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Breakfast: Trix, Graham
Crackers, Cheese Grits,
Buttered Toast, Pears, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun,
Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Salad
Tray, Corn, Mixed Fruit, Sugar
Cookies, Rolls, Condiments
and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cinnamon Toast
Crunch, Graham Crackers,
Pancakes, Sausage Patty,
Orange Juice, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Toasted Cheese
w/HB Egg, Pig in a Blanket,
Salad Tray, Potato Rounds,
Pears, Condiments and Milk

Breakfast: Cocoa Puffs,
Graham Crackers, Cheese
Toast, Peaches, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Nachos w/Ground
Beef, Peanut Butter Sandwich,
Salad Tray, Pinto Beans,
Applesauce, Condiments and
Milk

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MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Pop Tarts
Variety, Juice, Condiments and
Milk


Lunch: Ham, Mac & Cheese,
Cornbread, Pepperoni Pizza,
Alternate Meal, Salad Bar,
Lettuce & Tomato, Green
Beans, Juice Bar, Condiments
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Biscuits,
Sauage Patty, Pineapple
Tidbits, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie,
Cheese Pizza, Stacked Ham
Sandwich, Alternate Meal,
Salad Bar, Lettuce & Tomato,
Broccoli, Peaches, Condiments
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Cheese Grits, Buttered Toast,
Diced Pears, Condiments and,
Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun,
Spaghetti, Rolls, Alternate Meal,
Pepperoni Pizza, Lettuce &
Tomato, Corn, Fruit Cocktail,
Peanut Butter Cookies, Condi-
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Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Pancakes,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Toasted Cheese
w/HB Egg, Pig in a Blanket,
Cheese Pizza, Alternate Meal,
Salad Bar, Lettuce & Tomato,
Potato Rounds, Diced Pears,
Condiments and Milk
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Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Cheese
Toast, Peaches, Condiments
and Milk
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Beef, Pepperoni Pizza, Peanut
Butter & Jelly, Alternate Meal,
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Rodeo Bits
By Kathy Ann Gregg,


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HARDEE FAIR RANCH RODEO THE LITTLE TYKES
As a part of the Hardee County Fair, Gary Jones and crew put
together a ranch rodeo for the enjoyment of the cowboys and cow-
girls and the spectators.
This is not a Florida Cattlemen's Association qualifying event,
as there is a limit of one per county, and the Hardee County
Cattleman's Association holds that one on the third weekend of
every July. But we still have as much fun and good competition!
And this year it was held on Friday night, Feb. 24. Out of the
eight teams competing, five of them were associated with Hardee
County, and included youth as well as adults. (Dawson Cantu was,
*onoe again, the youngest, but he almost had to share that honor
with that cute little Sierra Weaver, 12, from Okeechobee.)
Once again, this ranch rodeo included mutton bustin' for the
little tykes. These 3- to 6-year-old boys and girls don their helmets
and vests (some even wear their own bullriding chaps), and they
line up to climb onto the backs of the nicest woolly sheep provid-
ed by Bob and Shirley Jarriel of Wauchula.
I apologize right up front if I leave anyone out (I'm sure I
will!), because it is almost impossible for me to hear all the names
and/or get them written down while I'm in the arena dodging mov-
ing sheep and the pickup men while trying to photograph everyone!
So here goes:
Hardee's brave roughstock riders were J.R. Redding, Stevie
Shontag, Eli Hayes, Natalie Quintana, Christian Avalos, Lillie
Lambert, Casen Smith, Josiah Lozano, Kellen Lindsey, Matthew
Eisenhauer, Adam McCauley, and brothers Ty and Carson
MontsDeOca. (I noticed that Ty was wearing those pretty black-
with-iridescent-blue fringe chaps that Carson has outgrown!)


Ashton Bass was all decked out in his chaps. but decided to
save his skills for his ride (for points) at Reality Ranch Youth
Rodeo the next day!
And the .winner was (drumroll. please!) our own Carson
MontsDeOca from Zolfo Springs! Carson took home his very own
winner's belt buckle. Good job. young cowboy!
Y'all will just have to wait until next time for the ranch rodeo
coverage!
Keep these "Bits," boots and bridles riding. Let Kathy Ann Gregg
in on your events and achievements, and she'll keep you covered.
Reach her at ksleepyk@aol.com or 773-9459. Keep on riding,
Cowboys and Cowgirls!


Carson MontsDeOca shows off his winning style.
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COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG
Tv MontsDeOca leads off the mutton bustin' event.


Christian Avalos rides his sheep out of the chute. His
ride ended more than halfway down the arena.


Eli Hayes hangs on in the style of a true roughstock
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Angels About To End


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
This is the final week for the
10-and-under Angels softball
division.
After the off week for FCAT
testing, the Angels only had a
pair of games last week. There
are a final four this week. lead-
ing. up to naming of the All-
Stars on Friday night.
The first game Friday night'
was between Tufneck Trailers
and Hardee Petroleum Co.
(HPC). which barely won 12-
11.
Sarah Carlton, A'zaria Rivers
and Emma McGuckin each cir-
cled the bases twice for HPC.
Kyra Wilson, Trinity Her.
Jocelyn Villarreal. Isabella
Adams, Summer Bond and
Aubry Bragg each chipped in
,with a run. M'rcedes DeLeon
didn't play in this game.
Tufneck countered with dual
scores by Taleia Moreno,
Hannah Bandy, Adriana Perez
and Keren Contreras, and solo
tallies by Daylin Parker, Aubrey
Stark and Alliyah Aifaro. Lucy
Galvez and Samantha "Sam"


McMillian didn't get home and
Shelby Spencer didn't get in
this game.
In the Friday nightcap.,
Pioneer Restaurant passed
American Fruit 7-3.
Renell Herrera score in the
first inning and Stephanie
Derringer in the second inning
for Pioneer. In the fourth
inning, five more scores were
made by Herrera. Makenna
Dimock. Aaliyah Ortiz, Anahi
Cano and Viviana Flores.
Others not quite able to make it
to home plate were Tara Hines.
Dawner DeLuna and Chloe
Martinez. Hannah Clanton did-
n't get in this game.
Lyndscy Welch rounded the
bases in the first inning for
American. Angelina "Ariellel'"
Sanchez and Jennifer "Jenny"
Lopez added a pair'of runs in
the second inning. Others play-
ing for American were Heather
Coronado. Skylar Tatum. Eboni
Lamy, Isabelle Ramos. Kareli
Plata, Rebekah Erekson and
Madison "Madie" White.
Mariela "Lela" Badillo didn't
get in this gained.


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Extracurricular Activities Gain Importance in School
by Rachel Thompson


Take a walk back in your memories
of high school. You feel the excitement of*
decorating for that Homecoming dance, the
adrenaline rush from marching across the
field during Senior Night, or the honor of
perfecting the ROTC drill for competition.
For many, extracurricular activities helped
shape who they are. Unfortunately, they are an
endangered species in the hunt for a competitive
education, and I understand why. According
to the latest statistics, Floride, popped from a
coveted 5th place to. a fearfii4l4,h in national
education rankings. Even more concerning, the
Organization for Economic Cooperation and
Development placed the US 14th in the world in
Reading and 25th in Math, essentially gaining no
ground in a decade. Only Science improved from
25th to 17th. As a result of these dismal numbers,
state and national refolnns have been initiated to
crate rigorous standards that wjll improve our
educational standing as, a nation and create a
better student product. With all 'the emphasis
on academic areas. parents and students may
lose sight of the,/importance of extracurricular
activities. Whcre do they fit in this new world?'
One inain concern of parents is how
extracurricular activities can help the future of


their child. To begin with, participation can
improve scores on college admissions tests,
According to a study done by the College Board,
the company that handles the SAT, "participation
in [them] provides all students including
students from disadvantaged backgrounds,
minorities, and those witl; otherwise less than
distinguished academic achievements in high
school a measurable and meaningful gain in
college...tests." Reasoning skills necessary
to answer many of the questions on these
tests is learned in and out of the classroom.
To limit a child's exposure to 'an atler school
activity is to restrain his growth as a whole,
Next, extracurricular activities help a child
explore his physical, creative, social, political and
career interests with like-minded people. They
can discover who they are, what they believe, and
where they want to go in life. It can give them a
purpose they have lac ed. In 2001, 'Rich Gilman
surveyed 321 studqnLs. in grades 9-12 and (iund
that "higher socialinterest [developed through
extraculricular activities] was significantly
related to higher levels of overall satisfaction...
with life, family, 'and friends."' In short,
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Finally, students and


Every 3 to 4 weeks, students enrolled in the HHS culinary classes open The Cat Cafe for teach-
ers and staff as a lunch option. Although overseen by culinary teacher, Elaine Pearce, make
no mistake the students do all of the work! Each Cat Cafe features an honorary student chef
who determines the menu. Culinary students then develop the lunch theme, create lablescapes,
prepare the food, provide the wait staff, and manage clean up. Pictured above, attending Ihe
March Cafe, from left to right are: volunteer, Elaine Cook; culinary student, Alan Murphy; substi-
tute teacher. Whitney Lackey; culinary student, Jordan Jones; and English teacher, Nancy Long.


toward the futureN' Most college /resumes ask
about activities outside of academics. What
one does on his free time says much about who
he really is. It shows what y(t 'are passionate
about, what qualities you ha e that will be an
asset to the college. Hiarvar said it best when
asked about its admissions process -"Academic
accomplishment in high school is important, but
the Admissions Comn- ttee also considers many
other criteria, such as community involvement,
leadership and distinction in extracurricular
activities, and work experience.., .all ofwhich play
a part in the Admissions Committee's decisions."
Participation in extra-curricular activities
is also important for those students who are
not planning on going to college. All work
resumes require something to show the
employer what, kind of person is being hired.
Involvement in extracurricular activities can
show a hardworking leader who, although
,lacking in work experience, would prove
a great employee, to groom for the future.
Hardee High offers an array of extra-
curricular activities in which, students can
become involved. For a complete list and
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well-rounded child. otfered, visit the Hardec High School Website!
parents should look

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classrooms! Using FaceTime an Apple application on their iPads, elementary classrooms
collaborated with high school culinary and band students. The elementary students now
have additional reasons to work hard and stay focused ... the opportunity to participate in \
exciting elective classes. As one of Mr. James Wood's students (Hilltop) commented, *Awe-
some calzones and drums!" Pictured above, playing the baritone, is band student, Tyler
White, while Mr. Hill holds the I-Pad that displays the elementary classroom looking in."


Earning community service hours is a requirement for partici-
pation in many Hardee High Clubs. These enthusiastic mem-
bers of Key Club, Rayna Parks. Caitlin Dufresne, and Meagan
Shivers, earn hours by laying sod for Habitat for Humanity.


Please visit us at:
http://www.hardee.kl2.tl.us/hhs





Upcoming Dates

123 4/27 FCAT Testing
/5 SAT Test
/5 HHS Prom
/8 SAT Registration
Deadline for 6/2 Test
/18 ACT Late Registration
Deadline for 6/9 Test
/21 5/24 Senior Exams
/28 No School (Holiday)
/31 Senior Awards &
Scholarship Program


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
God's loyal love couldn't
have run out, His merciful
love couldn't have dried up.
They're created new every
morning. How great Your
faithfulness! I'm sticking with
God, I'll say it over and over.
He's all I got left.
Lamentations 3:22-24 (ME)

FRIDAY
God proves to be good to
the man who passionately
waits, to the woman who dili-
gently seeks. It's a good
thing to quietly hope, quietly
hope for help from God.
Lamentations 3:25-26 (ME)

SATURDAY
When life is heavy and hard
to take, go off by yourself.
Enter the silence. Bow in
prayer. Don't ask questions.
Wait for hope to appear....
Why? Because the Master
won't ever walk out and fail
to return.
Lamentations 3:28-29,31 (ME)

SUNDAY
If He works severely, He also
works tenderly. His stock-
piles of loyal' love are im-
mense. He takes no pleas-
ure in making life hard, in
throwing roadblocks in the
way.
Lamentations 3:32-33 (ME)

MONDAY
Stomping down hard on
luckless prisoners, refusing
justice to victims in the High
(pourt of God, tampering
oith evidence The Master
oes not approve of such
things.
h, Lamehtations 3:34-36 (ME)

TUESDAY
Who do you think "spoke
and it happened?" It's the
Master who gives such
orders. Doesn't the High
God speak everything, good
things and hard things alike,
into being? And why would
anyone complain when pun-
ishted for sin?
lamentations 3:37-39 (ME)


WEDNESDAY
Let's take a good look at the
way we're living and reorder
out lives under God. Let's lift
our hearts and hands at one
and the same time, praying .
to God in heaven.
Lamentations 3:40-41 (ME)
All verses are excerpted from
The Holy Bible: (KJV) King
James Version; (ME) The
Message; (NCV) New Cen-
tury Version; (NEB) New
English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (NLT)
New Living Translation (RSV)
Revised Standard Version;
(PME) Phillips Modern Eng-
lish; and (TLB) The Living
Bible.

True merit, like a river, the
deeper it is, the less noise it
makes.
-Edward Frederick Halifax


WMAs ARE TO BE SHARED BY ALL
We are incredibly fortunate to have a vast system of public
lands in Florida. Over the years, the state has acquired a range of
local and state parks, forests and a wildlife management area sys-
tem that is one of the largest in the nation.
These lands sustain our fish and wildlife and maintain our out-
door heritage and our connection with the natural world.
The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission oper-
ates our wildlife management areas under a multiple-use concept,
accommodating a range of public uses that are compatible with fish
and wildlife management. Wildlife management areas are the only
places where such varied activities as hiking, paddling, hunting,
wildlife viewing or horseback riding may be so widely available.
Most importantly, our WMAs, as we call them, have a long
history of multiple recreational activities conducted safely.
Millions of people visit our management areas every year to
fish, view wildlife, hunt and explore on foot, horseback or boat.
Those who come experience safe areas of scenic beauty with abun-
dant wildlife because of the well-managed habitat there.
Sharing these resources during hunting seasons is no excep-
tion.


As Florida has urbanized, fewer Floridians participate in or
have been 'exposed to hunting. This can lead to unnecessary con-
flicts between users based on a lack of understanding and inaccu-
rate perceptions. Even worse, people may avoid visiting some of
the most beautiful places in our state.
Learning about hunting can change these misperceptions.
All hunters born after 1975 are required to complete a hunter
safety course before they can purchase a license. This requirement
contributes to Florida's long record of safely offering hunting with
other activities on public lands. The National Safety Council docu-
ments hunting as one of the safest types of outdoor recreation, and
it continues to become safer.
A check of the different WMA locations at MyFWC.com/-
Recreation quickly allows visitors to review the hunting calendar
and plan a trip around hunting activity if they so desire. Additional
information is provided that explains the character and popularity
of hunting seasons. For example, general gun season draws the
most users. During small game season, we typically see fewer
hunters on public lands. Shooting hours are noon to sunset for the
first phase of dove season, During spring turkey season, shooting
hours end at 1 p.m. Visitors can use this type of information to plan
the experience they are seeking.
All of us share the same desire to enjoy the outdoors. Hunters
need to welcome other wildlife management area users, and these
users should extend the same courtesy to hunters and to each other.
By reaching out to get to know one another, we can reduce
potential conflicts and work together to sustain our public lands.
Through mutual understanding and respect, we can continue
our heritage of access to public lands for ourselves and for future
generations.


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Light One Candle
By Gerald M. Costello
The Christophers


A CHANCE ENCOUNTER?
It was just a chance encounter, an unlikely meeting on. a city
street between strangers that happened a long time ago. But today
the two people who met that way will tell you that it was simply
meant to be. And who's to say they're wrong?
Anyway, here's how it happened:
One day back in 1986, a 35-year-old newspaper executive
named Laura Schroff was walking on a street in Manhattan when
she was approached by a boy who asked if she had any spare
change. At first she ignored him by simply walking on by, but
something made her turn and go back.
The boy's name was Maurice Mazyck, and he was 11. Schroff
had no change to give him, but asked him instead if she could buy
him a lunch at McDonald's. Since lunch was the reason he was ask-
ing for change to begin with, that was fine withhim. And that meal
would begin a friendship that has endured down through the years,
one that would change both their lives forever.
I read Laura and Maurice's story in an article by Alex
Tresniowski in the "Parade" news magazine, based on a synopsis
of a book he and Laura have written.
"Unlikely" might not be the best word to describe their friend-
ship; unbelievable is probably more like it. One was an adult, the
other a child; she is white, he's black; she lived in a luxury high-
rise, and he in a welfare hotel. Still, their relationship flourished as
it grew.
Maurice's background was predictably troubled: his father a
gang member who left home when the boy was 6; his mother a job-
less drug addict. "I know my mother did the best she could," he
says today.
Three days after that first meeting, Schroff went looking for
the boy, and found him on the same street corner. They agreed to
keep meeting once a week, and while she first took him out to eat,
eventually she brought him home and cooked for him there. It was
there, too, that he found a completely different world: setting the
table, doing laundry, conversing.
Soon she was doing things she had missed out on in her own
childhood: taking him to his first baseball game, buying him a bike,
letting him decorate his first Christmas tree.
Unlikely it might have been, but the friendship brought some-
thing to both Schroff and young Maurice Mazcyk.
He accepted her offer to fix him a lunch to take to school, but
asked that she put it in a brown bag. "When kids see you walk in
with a paper bag," he explained, "they know someone cares about
you."
What about Laura Schroff? "Sometimes blessings are right in
front of you, just as Maurice was in front of me," she said.
"Sometimes you just have to open your eyes and open your heart."
With an interruption or two, this is a friendship that has gone
on and on. When Mazcyk's mother died, he told Schroff she was
his mother now. A 37-year-old with his own construction firm, he's
married and has seven children. The family has Schroff over for
dinner once a month, often around the same kind of big table he
remembers she showed him as a boy.
Looking back today, Schroff reflects on why she went looking
for Maurice after that first meeting: "I felt like he'd entered my life
for a reason."
Just a chance encounter? Maybe. And maybe a lot more.
For a free copy of "The Corporal Works of Mercy," write: The
Christophers, 5 Hanover Square, New York, NY 10004: or e-mail:
mail@christophers.org.


Museum Matters
Marlene Rickels Hyde
Cracker Trail Museum Curator


WHAT'S NOT IN THE MUSEUM?
One of our recent visitors was very impressed with what all we
have on display at the Cracker Trail Museum, but he also made an
interesting observation: he took note of what we don't have in the
museum.
It gave me the idea to write an article on what we don't have
and, hopefully, that will generate a few donations of such items.
While walking through the pioneer kitchen area, he noted that
while we have several types of butter churns, we don't have a milk
can. I remember seeing them in craft shops, painted and being sold
as decorative household pieces. People often used them as planters
or umbrella racks, so they came into demand for decorative rea-
sons. But, to have an original milk can from someone's farm would
be such a nice addition to our pioneer kitchen display at the muse-
um.
Perhaps you lived or worked on a farm growing up and
remember milking the cows or collecting eggs from the henhouse
and have an old milking stool or bucket anything from the farm
would be most welcome in our museum.
While we have a lot of glassware and some old cooking pots,
we are always happy to have more. We have quite a few antique
sewing machines, but old thimbles, patterns and scissors are
always appreciated, too in other words, the "tools'of the trade."
We have plans to expand our military section as well, and while we
have many wonderful items on display, we don't have any military
helmets. I realize to many these may be priceless heirlooms to be
handed down from one generation to the next as a piece of family
history, but, if you decide to pass them along to us, we would be
most appreciative and assure you they would be greatly cared for.
We could use any old memorabilia you may have from any of
the past wars. Did you know we have a U.S. Flag that flew over a
compound in Vietnam? And we have a flag from the Spanish-
American war, too!
Of course, we appreciate knowing a little bit about the item,
and would be happy to display donations proudly for all to see.
Uniforms, ribbons, old issues of Stars & Stripes all would be
welcome.
While we have several old radios we don't have any early tel-
evision sets from the 1950s. How about old TV guides? Perhaps
you have a box of old magazines such as "Look," "Life,"
"McCall's" or "National Geographic" that are just taking up space
in your garage but you don't want to just throw them away. We
don't have any old board games, such as some of the early versions
of Monopoly. Perhaps you have an old deck of cards or a harmon-
ica that was your grandfather's it doesn't matter how small or
seemingly insignificant a piece from the past may be, we will
greatly accept and appreciate all items for donation.
I often see old items at yards sales and wonder why they aren't
sitting in a museum for others to enjoy looking at and reminiscing
about the past.
We are always interested in anything that has to do with our
local schools' past: an old yearbook, play program, report card,
prom pictures. Everyone enjoys looking at Hardee's past through
their schools. Were you a cheerleader, football player or a home-
coming queen? If so, perhaps you still have some of the original
articles from the newspaper that you'd like to share with us at the
museum! We will certainly appreciate any and all donations of
school memorabilia.
How about scouting or Little League? Were you in any local
organizations while growing up and want to pass along something


from those days? Perhaps you have the club's original charter,
creed or charter-member list, we appreciate any and all donations
related to civic organizations of Hardee County.
So, while we have a lot of wonderful things from our past on
display in the museum, there's still a lot we don't have!
And, hopefully, with your continued donations, we can fill in
some of our missing items soon Remember, no matter sniall or
insignificant you think something might be, we appreciate any and
all donations to the museum to help make our past come alive!


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular ses-
sion today (Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The meet-
ing can be followed on computer by going to www.hard-
eeclerk.com and following the link just above the picture of the
courthouse. It, and past meetings, can also be seen at that link
anytime. Each contains an information packet for the items
discussed during the meeting.
The following is a synopsis of agenda topics that may be of
public interest. Times are approximate except for advertised public
hearings.
-Proclamation of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Awareness
Month, 8:35 a.m.
-Public hearing Special Exception and Site Development
Plan for Sweetwater Groves for sediment sump area and sedi-
ment/erosion control measures, 8:40 a.m.
-Public hearing resolution to close a portion of Hammond
Road, 9 a.m.
-HUD Fair housing plan, 9:15 a.m.
-Bowling Green request for change in DOT funding, 9:30
a.m.
-Second quarter financial report, 9:45.a.m.
-Clarification on county administrator and county manager
ordinance., 10 a.m.
-Appointment to EDA
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who
may wish to plan to attend.








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'Cats Lose District Heartbreaker


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was, perhaps, the finest
game Hardee played all season.
The fourth-seeded Wildcats
clashed with top-seed Lake
Wales in the opening round of
the Class 5A-District 10 play-
offs last Tuesday at Teneroc.
Second-seed Auburndale de-
feated third-seed Teneroc in the
alternate. semi-final district
game.
Hardee had split games with
both Teneroc and Auburndale
during the two-month season,
but had lost both regular sea-
sons contests with Lake Wales.
Senior Murrell Winter was on
the mound for Hardee in the
district playoff game against


Lake ,Wales. In his six innings,
he scattered with eight hits and
five walks and allowed a pair of
earned runs.
Hardee started out well. With
two away. Justin Knight singled
to left center and raced home on
a Wintz Terrell double to give
the Wildcats the lead. The
Highlanders left the bases
loaded in the bottom of the first,
a fielder's choice erasing the
lead runner.
In the second session, Hardee.
hitters went down in order and
Lake Wales tied the game. With
two down, B. Hadley singled
and came around to cross home
plate on a Kaleb Chappell dou-
ble to deep left field.
The game remained knotted


at 1-I until the home half of the
fifth inning, when T. Cockrell
singled to left, went to second
on the overthrow from a Z.
Calvin hit and,third on a J.
Hernandez sacrifice. A sacrifice
by Tate Matthewson -sacrifice
plated Cockrell with what
turned out to be the winning
run.
Hardee left Dawson Craw-
ford on base in the fifth. Terrell
on first in the sixth and
Crawford again in the seventh
on his second hit of the game.
Lake Wales stranded a pair of
runners in the sixth. When
Hardee was unable to get a run-
ner home in the top of the sev-
enth, Lake Wales had held on


2-


for the narrow victory.
Lake Wales and Auburndale
were set to tangle for the district
championship last Thursday
night. Results were unavailable
when this article was written.
Hardee loses 10 seniors to
graduation, including Winter,
Terrell, Crawford, Knight.
Ramiro Briones, Deonte Evans,
Dylan Farr, Dalton Hewett.
Carter Lambert and Mikey
Retana.
Expected are juniors Justin
Forrester, Vince Grimsley and
Cole Choate; sophs Garrett
Albritton. Kramer Royal, Kris
Johnson. Luke Palmer and
Jacob Bolin; and freshman
Cody Spencer.


PHOTO BY ALEX GILLIARD
The expected Senior Night home game was rained out. Seniors (from left) Murrell Winter, Dylan Farr, Wintz Terrell,
Deonte Evans, Justin Knight, Carter Lambert, Dawson Crawford and Ramiro Briones paused from a group shot just
before the rains dampened their enthusiasm; missing are Mikey Retana and Dalton Hewett.


Frederick F
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Former Wauchulan Dillet
Frederick will fight on Saturday
night in Las Vegas.
Frederick. 29, is on the
undercard of the widely touted
junior middleweight battle, at
154 pounds, between undefeat-
ed Floyd Meriweather aid
Miguel Cotto.
Meriweather and Cotto will
battle at The Joint at the Hard
Rock Hotel and Casino in Las
Vegas in the main event, which
will be seen on pay-per-view.
Meriweather, a seven-time
world champion, holds both
welterweight and junior mid-
dleweight titles and is undefeat-
ed at 42-0 with 26 KOs. Cotto is
the current World Boxing As-
sociation junior middleweight
champion with a 37-2 record
and 30 KOs.
On that type of headline,
Frederick will take on Antonio
Orozco, 24, in a 140-pound
light welterweight bout. Orozco
is an undefeated Mexican pro-
fessional with a 13-0 record
with 9 KOs, who has been train-


ights May 5
ing in the Oscar DeLaHoya
"Golden Boy Production"
camp.
The older Frederick is at 8-5
with 3 KOs. Now a Fort Myers
resident, Frederick has recently
begun training in Bowlitig
Green with undefeated young
pro Daniel Lozano. 22, and his
father, also Daniel Lozano.
Frederick is unimpressed
with Orozco's record or train-
ing. 'Tve always been sched-
uled against undefeated guys. I
feel good. I've been training
very hard and feel I have the
advantage with a right overhand
and the left hook and left upper-
cut," Frederick said on
Monday. He left Wednesday for
Las Vegas to get accustomed to
the atmosphere there.
Lozano's next fight is in June
against Glenn Donaire, a 32-
year-old super flyweight from
the Philippines, who has a
record of 19-4-1 with one KO.
Lozano, 11-0 with 8 KOs, won
his last bout in February by a
first-round TKO.


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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
Ist & 3rd .............. 4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship........1...10:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..............6;00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 3754206
Sunday School ...............39:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............. 7:0( p.m.

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

Bible Study ............................ 9:30 a.m .
Morning Worship ............... 10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship .... ........6:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
781-5887
Sunday Worship ......... 11....... :00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion ....I11:00 a.m.
Bread of Life Sunday........12:15 p.m.
TH.E. Meeting Tuesday ....7:00 p.m.


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

ONA
IGLESIA PENTECOSTES
VISION POR LAS ALMAS
149 Bedger Loop 448-2831.
Servicio Domingos ................7:30 p.m.
Jueves (Ensefianza Biblica) ...................
..............................................7:30 p.m .
LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Comm.
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... .......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

CFJLEBRATION CHURCH
322 Hanchey Rd.
863-781-1624
hardee.celebration.org
Sunday Morning Service ....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
773-0427.
Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wel'tiesda y Eveningi Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group ................ 7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for locations

CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... ....... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............6:30 p.m.

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study ............................9:30 a.m .
Worship Service ..................10:45 a.m.
W wednesday .........................7:00 p.m .

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
S 767-0199

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...... ............10:001 a.m.
Priesthood .............. ........... 1:00 a.m .


WAUCHULA
COMMUNITYY 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
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Sunday School .................... 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................ 10:20 a.m.
Children's Chuch ..........1....10:40 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

WEDNESDAY:
Sr. Adult Bible Study .......... 10:00 a.m.
Children's Chiors
(PK-Grade 4) ................. 5:30 p.m.
PRAISE 57-Jr Hligh Chior .. 5:30 p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Meeting .. 6:00( p.m.
Kids On Missions
(PK-Grade 4) ............. .... 6:00 p.m.
C lub 56 ................................ 6:100 p.m .
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00 p.m.
Family Life Ministry
& Discipleship .............. 6:0(0 p.m.
Church Orchestra............... 6:00 p.m.
Adult Choir ...................... 7:(00 p.m.

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

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


FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ....................9:30 a.m .
M morning Service .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ..................... 6:00 p.m .
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

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

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue
773-9386.
Sunday School ......................9:00 a.m .
Morning Worship ..............10:00 a.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult, Children & Radiate Youth Church

FLORIDA GOSPEL
511 W. Palmetto
223-5126
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.

'THE GOSPEL TABERNACLEE
810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158
Morning Service .................. 10:00 a.m.


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

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCII
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts...................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ...... .......... 9:30 a.m.
W orship .......................... 1:...... :30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner .............. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
lighthouse M in. ..................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'h Ave.
M artes ................................ 7: 30 p.m .
Jueves .................................. 7:30 p.m .
D om ingo .......................:......10:30 p.m .

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road'
767-1010

- IGLESIA de DIOS
ALFA Y OMEGA
1909 Stanfield Rd.
Sunday School .................... 10: 00 a.m.
Evening Service .................. 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer
Night) ................................ 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 INTERNACIOINAL
Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service .... 1l:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper ......6:(0 p.m.
Wednesday Activities
(All Ages) .......................... 7:00 p.m.
NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service .................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services
NEW MT. ZION A.MJE. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Mom. Worship
(1st & 3r Sun.) ...................8:00 a.m .
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .... ........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .... ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3"1 Sun.
Communion ... ...........10:00 a.m.
2"' & 4" Sun.
Divine Worship................ 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study ........................11:15 a.m .
** Fellowship ecch Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCHt
149 Manley Road East Main
773-5814
Sunday School .............. ..9:30 a.m,
Worship Service ...............1... 1:00 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 aom.
M morning W orship ................11:00 a.m .
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 pn.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 CHURCII
204 N.9th Ave. 773-6418


S sunday .................................. 9:00 I1,m ,
H oly D ays ........... ... ............ ...........

ST. MICHAEL
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ...... 5:00 p.m
(Spanish) ......7:00 p mi
Sunday(English) ........ ..........8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ...............11:00 am.
(Creole)......................1:00) pim.
Catecismo .... .................... 9:45 a.m .
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.


WAUCIHULA
SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ...................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday Worship.'................10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Worship .............7:30 p.m.
SABERNACLE OF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train .... ............. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Church.................................. 0:00 a.m .
Youth Service ...................... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.-
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ........ ........ 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship.................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ..... .........10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............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 ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday .............................. 0:00 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 INC.
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
dF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................. 10:90 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
2344 Merle Langford Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship....10:00 a.n.,
Sunday Night Worship ..........6:00 pp,-.
Wednesday Service.........:......7:30 p. .


ZOLFO SPRINGS

GARDNER BAPT10T'C RaURCH
SSouth Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ;............:.0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........1'. :00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..:..:...... 7:00 p.m.
LIFE CHANGING WORSHIPCENTER
3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday Worship ...................2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

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

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ..........10:00 a.m.
Children's Church...;.. .,.....10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.,
Wed. Youth & F.T.H... ..........7:00 p.m.

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ..............10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship .................7:30 p.m.

PRIMERA MISSION
BAUTISTA HISPANA
518 8th Ave. E.
Escuela Dominical ..............10:00 a.m.
Servicio del Domingo ..........11:00 a.m.
........................................... 7:00 p.m .
Servicio del Miercoles ..........7:30 p.m.

PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday ..... .............. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ............6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ......................... 6:00 p.m.

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ..........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ............................1.... 1:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club ....................... 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ...........7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ...........'6:00 p.m.
Servicio.......... ..... ......... 8.00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jpyenes ...... 5,00,pR.m.





SEEDS
FROM
THE

SOWER



While in Rome, I walked
into a store to buy a shirt. But
when I reached for my bill-
fold, it wasn't in my hip
pocket.
"Sorry," I said, "I don't
have my money."
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Darlings Down To 2 Games
By JOAN SEAMAN Magdalena "Maggie" Contreras
Of The Herald-Advocate and Kya Batiste put a run
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under Dixie Darlings softball Martinez was stranded on the
division only had a pair of base paths twice. Other Florida
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Letter To The Editor

T. Mims Corp. Challenges

Mosaic Water Use- Permit


Dear Editor:
This letter is to inform you
and your/ readers of a pending
challenge of Mosaic's use of
our vital water resources. The T.
NVims Corporation of Lakeland,
a large land-owner, has peti-
tioned the Florida
Administrative Law court alleg-
ing serious irregularities in
Mosaic's proposed "Integrated
Water Use Permit" (loosely
known as "Mega-WUP") which
would allow world's largest
producer of phosphate fertilizer
to withdraw 69 million gallons
per day (MPG) from our
(Florida's) aquifer to satisfy


their demand for water to run
their mining and fertilizer pro-
duction operations.
The petition includes a 15-
page review of the proposed
SWFWMD permit by Mike
Cotter, P.E. Among the allega-
tions contained in the petition
are numerous data on the nega-
tive effects of phosphate mining
on the groundwater table and
wetlands on properties sur-
rounding the mines.
First Cotter's report alleges
that Mosaic does not own or
control the entire 330,000 acres
shown on the permit maps. In
fact it says they "own far less


By Louise Gantt
Hardee County Public Library Volunteer
Ito.

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Summer promises to be very exciting at the Hardee County
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Readers Corner and a special exhibit from the Mote Aquarium to
look forward to during May and June, as well as other enjoyable
children's activities.
To begin our summer activities and celebrate Children's Book
Week, there will be a grand opening of the PBS Kids Raising
Readers Corner in the library on Monday from 5 to 6:15 p.m.
WUSF Public Media staff will introduce the children to the
Reading Corner, where there will be colorful banners that create a
friendly reading area for them.
The Raising Readers Corner is intended as a place where kids
can read books, play educational computer games, or watch enter-
taining and educational DVDs.
Children's activities planned for the event include letter bingo,
alphabetical coloring, and other educational games to promote
reading.
The goal of the library comer is to raise readers and critical
thinkers of the future by helping children ages 2 -8 strengthen their
literary skills here in Hardee County through fun, free activities.
The PBS Kids Raising Readers Library Comer has been donated to
the Hardee County Public Library by WUSF Public Media.
On June 11, to kick off our summer reading program, Mote
Aquarium of Sarasota will bring its Mote Mobile Exhibit to the
Hardee Public Library. Mote Mobile is Mote Aquarium on wheels.
Educational and entertaining, Mote Mobile will bring a touch
tank, a 1,200-gallon tropical fish tank, and informational displays
on sharks, sea turtles and shells. Mote volunteers will be available
to talk to visitors and answer questions.
More information on this and other summer activities can be
obtained by calling the Hardee County Public Library at 773-6438.


acreage than shown" and that
"ownership/control will change
-significantly. during the 20
years of the proposed permit
life." The petition furthermore
alleges that the permit does not
provide for 100's of "retired
wells" (capped) to be properly
decommissioned (plugged) as
required by law.
Another disturbing allegation
is that Mosaic uses groundwater
withdrawals for the purpose of
diluting its wastewater dis-
charge to make it compliant
with NPDES (National Pol-
lution Discharge Elimination
System) standards. The report
cites a Mosaic facility that has
been closed for over 10 years.
"The deep well water with-
drawal for this facility is being
used to reduce the conductivity
of water collected in the gyp-
sum stack containment system
so that it can be discharged thru
the permitted NPDES discharge
facility. This water is used sim-
ply to dilute polluted water so
that it can be discharged. The
application indicates that the
dilution rate is anywhere from 2
to 10 gallons of well water for
each gallon of polluted water
which the applicant wishes to
discharge. There is no public
good from the use of aquifer
water to dilute polluted water so
that it can be discharged."
Further allegations challenge
Mosaic's calculations regarding
surface water capture and
release quantities. This allega-
tion specifically addresses
inconsistencies in the data sub-
mitted by Mosaic consultants,
Ardaman & Associates.
Because phosphate mining
activities are assumed to be
"temporary use of the land,"
they are exempt from certain
pollution and stormwater rules,
but chemical plants cannot be
exempted without proof that
they do not change the "retar-
dance, acceleration, or diver-
sion" of rainfall run-off. The
report notes that even though
there is not active mining or
reclamation within several
miles of "closed facilities"
(retired chemical plants) "the
stormwater systems used by
these closed facilities cover
several thousand acres of water-
shed."
These facilities are unpermit-
ted stormwater control systems


because they "channel surface
water runoff into retaining,
ponds, ditches, and pipelines
which are also used to move
pumped groundwater, and inter-
connect these systems to per-
mitted discharge points."
The report also alludes to
Mosaic's "Streamsong" project,
a 16,000 acre resort develop-
ment to be built on old mine
sites with a 216-room resort
accommodation, residence for
200 staff personnel, and 2 18-
hole golf 'courses. There is no
mention in the Mosaic applica-
tion for potential water use for
the, development.
Finally, it is stated in the
report that groundwater moni-
toring has demonstrated "a per-
manent drop in groundwater
elevations both on-site, and
adjacent to the mineral area
controlled by Mosaic," and
"Mosaic's own data indicates
that the mine plan and reclama-
tion plan have failed to prevent
impacts to the on-site and off-
site wetland water levels either
preserved or created."
This information should send
up red flags all over Hardee
County where we depend on
our ground water resources not
only for our personal survival
but for citrus, row crops and
cattle the staples of our econ-
omy and our way of life.
I will personally see that the
Cotter report ends up in the
hands of the Army Corps of
Engineers as they seek data rel-
evant to the current Areawide
Environmental Impact State-
ment on the cumulative impacts
of phosphate mining. Please
visit our 3PR website and go to
"Scientific and Economic
Studies" to see a copy of Mike
Cotter's report.

Dennis Mader
Director, People for
Protecting Peace River (3PR)
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Tweens Down To 4 Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2012 season for the 12-
and-under Tweens softball divi-
sion comes to an end this week.
At the end of last week. State
Farm Insurance and CF Indus-
tries were tied. each with 9-4
records. Each plays a pair of
game this week against the
remaining teams. but do not
play each other. It would take a
spoiler or playoff game to
decide the division winner.
In the opening game on
Tuesday of last week. after the
FCAT testing week's break,
Lonestar Construction upended
State Farm 8-4.
Makayla Benavidez and Julia
Figueroa circled the bases twice
apiece for Lonestar. Hope El-
liott, Cori Ann Rosales. Elena
Briones and Denali Briones
each added a run. Other Lone-
star players are Kendra Smith,
Deborah Figueroa, Katie Day-
fert and Valerie Lopez.
State Farm answered with a
pair of second-inning runs by
Marisa Rodriguez and Miranda
Pearson and another pair in the
third inning by Alayna Car-
ranco and Samantha "Sam"
Velez. Other State Farm players
are Lilian Salazar, Lilianna
Ponce, Briana "Mia" Juarez,
Jalen Ureste, Lilyana Franco
and Giselle Benavidez.
On Thursday night, CF edged
KeyPlex 6-5.
Jarisa Lindsey touched home
plate in the second inning for


CF, while Darby Sanders,
Michaela Villarreal, Anabel
Ramos, Shauna Norwood and
Alyssa Barber made it home in
the home half of the third. Other
CF players are Hannah Revell,
Nubia Gomez and; Abigail
Erekson.
KeyPlex opened with a Carly
Nadaskay tally in 'he third
inning and runs by Amari
DeLeon, Madison Marple, Jas-
mine Gonzalez and Nadaskay
in the -fourth inning. Other
KeyPlex players are Mallory
Gough. Elizabaeth McBride,
Alexis McBride, Daisy Badillo
and Erica Martinez, Yasmin
Ramirez didn't get in this game.
There was a double-header
last Friday. In the early game,
Lonestar outbattled KeyPlex 5-
3.
Elliott. Benavidez, Rosales,
Julia Figueroa and Denali
Briones scored for Lonestar,
while Gough, Elizabeth Mc-
Bride and Marple came home
for KeyPlex.
In a battle of the division
leaders in the Friday late game,
it was State Farm winning 7-6
over CF.
Velez came around, to score
twice for State Farm, with
Carranco, Benavidez, Ponce,
Rodriguez and Ureste adding
solo tallies. For CF, it was
Villarreal circling the bases
twice and Sanders, Ramos,
Norwood and Barber coming
around to score a run apiece.


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THE SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF RULE REVISIONS or MODIFICATIONS
April 26, 2012

RULE NO. 8.01

SUBJECT: THE COMMUNICATIONS PROGRAM

Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy for maintaining a coopera-
tive relationship with the community which is served by the school district.

Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 F.S.

Specific Law Implemented: 1001.42 F.S.

Preliminary Text:

A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE REVI-
SIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:

David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools

Executive Summary of Rule:- The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide
for the district's commitment to maintain optimum communications with parents and with
the public about goals, accomplishments, and needs of the school district by the adoption
of recommendation from the Superintendent of Schools.

RULE NO. 8.02

SUBJECT: PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes a policy for visits to schools, and
distribution of literature or materials originating from sources outside of the school system.

Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.41 F.S.

Specific Law Implemented: 1001.42 F.S.

Preliminary Text:

A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE REVI-
SIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:

David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools

Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide
for rules and procedures for visits to the schools, distribution of literature and advertise-
ments by the adoption of recommendation from the Superintendent of Schools.

RULE NO. 8.07

SUBJECT: DISTRICT AND SCHOOL ADVISORY COMMITTEES
(DELETE)

RULE NO. 8.08


SUBJECT:
TEAMS)


SCHOOL ADVISORY COUNCILS (SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT


Subject Are'a or Existing Rule: 'This rule.establishes policy to establish and approve a
school advisory council in each district school.

Citation of Legal Authority: 120.52, 120.53, 120.54, 120.54(6), 120.55,
1001.41, 1001.42 F.S.

Specific Law Implemented: 1001.452 F.S.

Preliminary Text:

A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE REVI-


SIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:

David Durastanti, Superintendent of Sclihools

Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy estab-
lishes school advisory councils in each district school in accordance with Section 1001.452
Florida Statutes and will delete School Improvement Teams from the title of the policy by
the adoption of recommendation from the Superintendent of Schools.

RULE NO. 8.09


SUBJECT:
SCHOOL


PUBLIC INFORMATION PROCEDURES: FLORIDA VIRTUAL


Subject Area or Existing Rule: This rule establishes policy for adequately informing the
general public of educational programs and opportunities in the district.

Citation of Legal Authority: 1001.42 F.S.

Specific Law Implemented: 120.536, 120.54, 120.81, 1001.41(2),
1001.43 et seq, 1001.51 et seq, 1012.23 F.S.

Preliminary Text:

A copy of the full text of this rule may be obtained from the office of the
Superintendent of Schools. PERSON TO BE CONTACTED REGARDING THE REVI-
SIONS OR MODIFICATIONS IS:

David Durastanti, Superintendent of Schools

Executive Summary of Rule: The proposed revisions or modifications to the policy provide
for the Superintendent or a designee to distribute to the general public applicable informa-
tion pertaining to educational programs, needs and objectives of public education including
educational opportunities through the Florida Virtual School; and changing the policy title
to Public Information Procedures: Educational Programs by the adoption of recommenda-
tion from the Superintendent of Schools.
Statement of Regulatory costs: The proposed rule revisions or modifications of the above
rules will create no additional district economic impact in excess of $100 except for the
cost of printing and distributions.
Location of Meeting, Time and Date: Hardee School Board Meeting Room, 230 South
Florida Avenue, Wauchula, FL at 5:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matter may be
heard on May 24, 2012.
Notice: Any person who wishes to provide the School Board with information regarding the
statement of estimated regulatory costs or to provide a proposal for a lower cost regulatory
alternative must do so in writing within 21 days after publication of this notice.
Notice: If requested in writing and not deemed unnecessary by the Agency Head, a Rule
Development Workshop will be held at a time and dated to be advertised in the future.
Notice: The procedure for obtaining-a public hearing on this proposed rule is to request, in
writing a hearing. The request shall be submitted to the Superintendent of Schools, in writ-
ing, within 21 days after publication of this notice. The request shall specify how the per-
son requesting the public hearing would be affected by the proposed rule. The School
Board, upon appropriate request, shall give affected persons an opportunity to present evi-
dence and argument on the issues under consideration.
Notice: Inspection and copying of all written materials constituting public records submit-
ted to the agency regarding draft rules may be obtained by request, in writing, to the Su-
perintendent of Schools.
Notice: The School Board may recognize any material which may be judicially noticed and
to incorporate them into the record of the rule making proceeding. The School Board may
incorporate material by reference into the proposed rule.

Notice: If you need accommodation in order to participate in this process, please notify,
David Durastanti, the Superintendent of Schools at (863) 773-9058 or at the Hardee
School Board, 1009 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 at least 48 hours prior to
the meeting or workshop.
Notice: If the School Board adopts the proposed rule, one certified copy of the proposed
rule shall be filed in the office of the Superintendent of Schools pursuant to Section
120.54(3)(e), Fla. Stat. 5:3c


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May 3, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 5C


Catching the ball for CF Industries are (first row, left to right) Hannah Revell, Nubia
Gomez and Andrea McVay; (middle row) Anabel Ramos, Abigail Erekson, Michael Villar-
real and Alyssa Barber; (back row coach Scott Sanders, Darby Sanders, Jarisa ULindsey,
Shauna Norwood and Coach Mike Revell.


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Keeping it up for KeyPlex are (front row, from left) Daisy Badillo, Yasmin Ramirez and.
Elizabeth McBride; (second row) Erica Martinez, Amari DeLeon and Mallory Gough;
(third row) Madison Marple, Carly Nadaskay, Jasmin Gonzalez and Alexis McBride;
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Makayla Benavidez; (third row) Denali Briones, Elena Briones, Hope Elliott and Deborah
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IN THE CIRCUIT CIVIL COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL
CIRCUIT OF FLORIDA, IN AND
FOR HARDEE CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO. 252010CA000065

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.

Plaintiff,

vs.

LISA JOANN GOUGH, WORLD-
WIDE ASSET PURCHASING,
LLC; UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
LISA JOANN GOUGH, AND
UNKNOWN TENANTS/OWNERS

Defendants.

NOTICE OF SALE

Notice is hereby given, pur-
suant to Final Judgment of.
Foreclosure for Plaintiff entered
In this chuse on February 20,
2012, in the Circuit Court of
Hardee County, Florida, I will sell
the property situated in Hardee
County, Florida described as:

N 1/4 OF E 1/2 OF NE 1/4
OF SW 1/4 OF SECTION
32, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE 23 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

and commonly known as: 404
COUNTY ROAD 665, ONA, FL
33865; Including the building,
appurtenances, and fixtures
located therein, at public sale, to
the highest and best bidder, for
cash, All sales are held at the
Hardee County Courthouse, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida (Second Floor Hallway
outside of Room 202), on May 23,
2012 at 11 am.
Any persons claiming an Inter-
est in the surplus from the sale, if
any, other than the property
owner as of the date of the Iis
pendens must file a claim within
60 days after the sale.


Dated
2012.


this 21 'day of February,


B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

5:3,1 Oc
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.

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 C house, 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-
OOOOA-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, or Immediately upon
receiving this notification If the
time before the scheduled
appearance Is less than 7 days; If
you. are hearing or voice
Impaired, call 711.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
4:26-5:3c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 252012CP000034

IN RE: ESTATE OF

LAWRENCE J. RAKER,

Deceased.
____________/_


NOTICE TO CREDIT

The administration
estate of LAWRENCE J
deceased, whose date
was March 21, 2011; File
252012CP000034, Is pe
the Circuit Court for
County, Florida, Probate
the address of which
Office Drawer 1749, W
Florida 33873. The na
addresses of the Person
sentative and the
Representative's attorney
forth below.
All creditors of the
and other persons having
or demands against de
estate, on whom a cop
notice is required to bi
must file their claims
court WITHIN THE LA
THREE MONTHS AFT
TIME OF THE FIRST P
TION OF THIS NOTICE
TY DAYS AFTER THE D
SERVICE OF A COPY
*NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of t
dent and other persons
claims or demands agali
dent's estate must fi
claims with this court
THREE MONTHS AFT
DATE OF THE FIRST P
TION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILE
IN THE TIME PERIOD
FORTH IN SECTION 733
THE FLORIDA PROBAT
WILL BE FOREVER BARI
NOTWITHSTANDING T
PERIOD SET FORTH
ANY CLAIM FILED T
YEARS OR MORE AFT
DECEDENTS DATE OF D
BARRED.
The date of first public
this notice Is: April 26, 21
Signed on April 2, 201;

JAMES RAYBURN
Personal Representative
193 Gary Avenue
Oak Hill, FL 32759

Robert D. Hines
Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Email: rhines@hnh-law.ci
Florida Bar No. 0413550
Hines Norman Hines, P.L
1312 W. Fletcher Avenue
Suite B
Tampa, FL 33612
Telephone: 813-265-0100


.INIE CIRCUIT CURT
TENTH JiJb*CIAL CI.C
AND FOR HARIEiEtCC
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 2520110DR

DION L. HOUGHTALING,
Petitioner

and

BRIGITTE D. CARNLEY,
Respondent.

NOTICE OF ACTIC
FOR DISSOLUTION
MARRIAGE

TO: BRIGITTE D. CARNL
200 AVE. K S.E., APT
WINTER HAVEN, FL

YOU ARE NOTIFIED
ne-tinn fnI d EU IneU iUU, Uf t


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, 2012

B.HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

4:19-5:10c


rORS

of the
. RAKER,
of death
e Number
ending in
Hardee
Division,
is Post
Vauchula,
mes and
al Repre-
Personal
y are set

decedent
ig claims
icedent's


y of this The following misde-
9 served, meanor cases were disposed
with this of recently in county court:

'ER THE Roger Sylvester Darty,
'UBLICA- domestic battery, not prosecut-
OR THEIR. ed,
DATE OF Alvaro Godinez, battery, pro-
OF THIS bation one year, $677 fine and
court costs, $50 public defender
he dechavin fee, $50 cost of prosecution,
nst dece- $50 investigation costs.
lie their Rigoberto Gomez, domestic
WITHIN battery, adjudication withheld,
rER THE probation one year, $677 fine
'UBLICA- and court costs, $50 cost of

ED WITH- prosecution, $50 investigative
DS SET costs.
3.702 OF Amanda Louise Hamlet, fail-
E CODE ure to appear in court, adjudica-
RED. tion withheld, $325 fine and
rE TIME court costs, $50 cost of prosecu-
ABOVE, tion.
WO (2)
rER THE Alex Burl Hunter III, posses-
IEATH IS sion/sale/transport of alligator
and possession/buy/sale of deer,
cation of $325 fine and court costs, $50
012. cost of prosecution, $50 inves-
2. tigative costs.
Edwin Lagos, disorderly
intoxication, adjudication with-
held, $325 fine and court costs
and $50 cost of prosecution
placed on lien.
Johnathan Jones, petit theft,
adjudication withheld, proba-
om tion six months, $325 fine and
court costs, $50 public defender
fees, $50 cost of prosecution,
$50 investigative costs, 30
hours community service.
Travis Bryan Revell, domes-
tic battery and battery, two
4:26.5:3c months in jail with credit for
.OF THE time served, probation one year,
UIT IN '$677 fine and court costs, $100
WUNTY, public defender fees, $100 cost
of prosecution, $50 investiga-
0217 tive costs.
Madison Johnston, petit
theft, not prosecuted.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
7_ f GMAC Mortgage LLC vs.
Michael Monnin, Rhonda
)N Monnin et al, petition for mort-
IOF gage foreclosure.
Bank of America vs. Brad-
.EY ford Dickey et al, petition for
r. 328 mortgage foreclosure.
33880 The Bank of New York
Mellon vs. Johnny M. Tram-
that an mell II, petition for mortgage
iprln


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Jenner Yuyimi Roblero
Lopez, 29, Bowling Green, and
Paula Leon Mejia, 27, Bowling
Green.
Jose Elisep Mendieta San-
Juan, 23, Arcadia, and Alicia
Louise Mock, 21, Arcadia.
Justin Keith Peeples, 26,
Sidell, and Kelly Nicole
Cumbee, 25, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Capital One Bank vs. Linda
G. Phillips, voluntary dismissal.
Capital One Bank vs. Juan C.
Martinez, voluntary dismissal.


ICourhouseRep


foreclosure.
Florida Fertilizer vs. Charles
Parsley, damages contracts
and indebtedness.
Armando Alvarado Jr. vs.
Raquel Lazo Alvarado, divorce.
Florida Farm Bureau a/s/o
Mary Metheny vs. Kiwanis
Club of Wauchula a/s/o Thomas
Trevino, damages negli-
gence.
Bridget McVay vs. Jessica
Bivens, petition for injunction
for protection.
Ada Lorine Dees and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Andrew Bernard
White, petition for child sup-
port.
George Matthew John
Greenwell vs. Christopher Min-
ton, petition for injunction for
protection.
Andrea R. Roberts and John
W. Roberts, divorce.
Lonestar Construction Corp.
vs. Charles Alan Bliss and
Gloria Bliss, damages con-
tracts and indebtedness.
Jeanne Marie Buchart
Blevins vs. Richard Burton
Cline, 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:
Jessica Nicole Guevara and
DOR vs. Eliazar Garcia, child
support order.
Karissa LaShawn Rivers and
DOR vs. Darius L. Pitts, child
support contempt order.
Susan G. Lambeth and DOR
vs. James J. Lambeth, child
support contempt order.
City of Wauchula vs. Roy
Allen Brown, foreclosure of
code enforcement lien.
Maria Guadalupe Flores
Hernandez and Antonio Her-
nandez, divorce.
Karen Frances Collins Crews
and Oscar A. Crews, divorce.
Federal National Mortgage
Association vs. Dean Lewis
Shultis et al, dismissed.
Debra Johnson and Joseph
Johnson, divorce.
Diane Hodges Lane and
Darrell Hodges, order.
Crop Production Services
Inc. vs. Parker Farms Inc. et al,
amended judgment.
Christine Owens vs. Rodney
Smith, injunction for protec-
tion. I .
Owen Jr. and Elmer G. Faulk
vs. Leo Abrams, Shirley
Johnson et al, judgment.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of
recently by the circuit judge.
Defendant have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Tomeka Chunta Cozart, vio-


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
11:02 AM 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
5/4/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:45 AM
Set: 8:03 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 18 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 6:42 PM
Set: 5:18 AM
Overhead:--:--
Underfoot: 11:58 AM
Moon Phase
97%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
11:58 AM- 1:58 PM
Minor Times
5:18 AM 6:18 AM
6:42 PM 7:42 PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -4


5/5/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:44 AM
Set: 8:03 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 19 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:51 PM
Set: 6:05 AM
Overhead: 12:27 AM
Underfoot: 12:56 PM
Moon Phase
100%
FULL MOON
Major Times
12:27 AM-2:27 AM
12:56 PM 2:56 PM
Minor Times
6:05 AM 7:05 AM
7:51 PM-8:51 PM
Solunar Rating
Best
Time Zone
UTC: -4
5/6/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:43 AM
Set: 8:04 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 21 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:00 PM
Set: 6:57 AM
Overhead: 1:27 AM
Underfoot: 1:58 PM
Moon Phase
100%
Waning Gibbous
Major limes
1:27 AM -3:27 AM
1:58 PM 3:58 PM
Minor Times
6:57 AM 7:57 AM
9:00 PM 10:00 PM
Solunar Rating
Best++
Time Zone
UTC: -4


5/7/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 6:42 AM
Set: 8:04 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 22 min. '
Moon Data
Rise: 10:07 PM
Set: 7:55 AM
Overhead: 2:29 AM
Underfoot: 3:01 PM
MoonPha
97%
Waning Gibbous
MajorThies.
2:29 AM 4:29AM
3:01 PM 5:01 PM
Minor Tmes
7:55 AM 8:55 AM
10.07 PM-ll 07 PM
Solumar Raug
Boner
MImNI!lme
UTC: -4
5/8/2012
Sa Data
Rise: 6:42 AM
Set: 8:05 PM
DayLength
13 hrs. 23 mins.

Rise: 11:08PM
Set: 8:57 AM
Ovedtead: 3:33 AM
Underfoot: 4:04 PM
Mea Phase
91%
Waning Gibbous

3:33 AM 3.5:33 AM
4:04 PM 6:04 PM

8:57 AM 9:57 AM
11:08 PM-12.08 AM
Solo.rw Ratng
Good

UTC:-4


5/9/2012
Suea Dta
Rise: 6:41 AM
Set: 8:05 PM

13 hl.24 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: -:-
Set: 10:01 AM
Overhead: 4:34 AM
Underfoot: 5:04 PM
Moon Ph=
83%
Waning Gibbous
Major Tte
4:34 AM-6:34 AM
5.04 PM 704 PM
Mibr Thk
10:01 AM-11:01 AM

Average
Time Zam
UTC: -4
5/10/2012
Sum Data
Rise: 6:40 AM
Set: 8-06 PM
DayLesoth
13 hrs. 26 mins.

Rise: 12:01 AM
Set: 11:05 AM
Ovedaead 5:33 AM
Underfoot: 6-00 PM

73%
Waning Gibbous
,1 .Marl...
5:3X AM-7:33 AM
6:00 OPM 800PM

12:01 AM-1:01 AM
11.05 AM-12.05 PM
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Nancy Davis, Kim Reas or Trayce Daniels

At The Herald Advocate




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, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the
30T day of May, 2012, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 20"' 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 4:2-5:t7


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.: 4 YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2008

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
30T 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 4:26-5:17c
4:2-517


lation of probation (original
charge uttering a forgery-
check), probation revoked, two
years community control-
house arrest), $200 public
defender fees and $ 100 cost of
probation added to outstanding
fines and fees, $24 First Step
probation fees.
Carlos Bautista Chavez,
lewd molestation, five years
Florida State Prison with credit
for time served followed by
probation 10 years, $520 fine
and court costs, $350 public
defender fees, $200 cost of
prosecution, $200 investigative
costs, $151 crime against a
minor costs, $60 First Step pro-
bation fees; lewd molestation
(second charge), not prosecut-
ed.
Torre Darnell Luckett, bur-
glary of structure, criminal mis-
chief and petit theft, adjudica-
tion withheld, one month 15
days in jail with credit for time
served, probation four years,
$520 fine and court costs, $350
,public defender fee's, $100 cost
of prosecution, $48 First Step


probation fees; possession of
burglary tools, not prosecuted.
Ricky Trevino, aggravated
battery, one month in jail with
credit for time served, $350
public defender fees, $100
investigative costs, $12 'First
Step probation fees.
Jose G. Garcia, possession of
cocaine and possession of drug
paraphernalia,' accepted into
drug pre-trial intervention pro.
gram, dismissed.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently In
the office of the circuit court
clerk in the following cases:
Thongsavath and Phaymany
Phonmachack to Vithaya
Phonmachack, $33,000.
Shari Street Jansen as trustee
to George F. Brown as trustee,
$15,000.
James Arthur and Judith Ann
Murphy to James A. and
Bernice A. Murphy, $25,000.
Vida Kent Ligon to Santos
Plata and Francisco Romero,
$30,000.


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May 3, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 7C


First Christian Leads Church League
y JOAN SEAMAN tion tournament at the end of Catholic and Northside Baptist.
f The Herald-Advtcate the season. There has been only one game
With a little over two weeks Behind'First Christian in the missed, between Bowling
ft in the season, First Chris- standings are San Alfonso Green and Northside.
an Church is the leader. Chapel at 8-1 and Holy Child Perhaps the best game last
At the end of last week, it Catholic at 6-3. Following week was the Tuesday early
ad a 9-0 record, with only five along are Florida's First As- game on Field 3. when First
times left in the 2012 season, .. sembly, Bowling Green Baptist, Assembly outdueled Bowling
here will be a single elimina- New Hope Baptist, St. Michael Green 25-24.
Leadoff batter Weston John-
son came close to hitting for the
cycle with a homer, triple and
double for First Assembly. Clay
Cobb and Lewis Martin also
Sort reen News both homered. Johnson and
Todd Rogers were each four-
ByRilla Cooper score batters. Austin Helms
smacked four doubles for
773-6710 Bowling Green, and Joe Adams
ddic-c d m~r


Greetings from Fort Green! ever tasted, and Bob Lancaster
Donalti, Mary and Bryan knows how to fry fish!
Samuels were early morning The party area is a covered
visitors to Dover last Friday to building, in beautiful woods on
attend the Principal's Award'"-'a lovely lake. It was the first
Program where Clay Samuels time Mrs. Pauline was able to
was honored. He made straight see a new great-niece, Skylyn
A's and his family, as well as Powell. It is a good day of fam-
friends, is very proud of Clay. ily fellowship.
Little Alex McQuaig cele- Charlotte Hogenauer and
brated his birthday on April 21 Trish Richey attended a 4-H
with:a super party. ' workshop in Ocala recently.
Willie Godwin turned 117 and Charlotte said they always learn
celebrated. with a big bonfire something useful to bring back
and campout at- his grandpa's tq their local'clubs, and wish
place in Fort Green. They 'all more of the new leaders would
had a good time. take advantage of 'this worth-
Several families represented while opportunity.
Fort Green in the recent Relay Gulf State Quartet sang in
foi" Life. At-the end of the sur- Fort Meade last Saturday night.
vivor reception, which Miles Earl and Mary Bargeron and
and Suzanne Judah sponsor, Nancy McQuaig made the trip
names were drawn to receive to enjoy some good music.
the table centerpieces. The first The fellowship hall was dec-
name called was Sherman orated really cute with a Wes-
Cooper, then Charles Abbott, tern theme for Ashlee Abbott's
Mary Samuels and then Lynda wedding shower. Chrysta Chan-
Abbott. This is nearly unbeliev- cey said her sister-in-law, Tam-
able that all four won a center- my Waters, was the creative one
piece! They were all real pretty. on the decorating. They used a
If you do not attend this annual saddle blanket on the refresh-
function, you are missing out on ment table, burlap sacks on the
a good fundraiser to help defeat chair backs, and other Western
cancer and have a good time accents.
and good food. Cindy Walker, Dollene Fields
Arthur Womack is home from and Trish Richey had a grand
the hospital, as is Mary Helen time last Friday night attending
Trammell. Joann Wells is in the a Christian concert in
hospital in Wauchula and I Clearwater.
understand is predicted to be Alex Pierstorff looked great
there at least two weeks. Idelle in his ROTC uniform at church
Sasser Jones is in serious shape, last Sunday and plans to pursue
so please pray for all of these, a military career.
Our sincere sympathy is Once before I put information
extended to the Bobby Bragg of a problem in this column and
family on the death of his father it was solved so here's hoping!
and to the family of Anna Ortiz Someone discarded a nice dog
on the death of her father-in- in our area and it has taken up at
law. Both of these families my grandson's. It appears to
atlend.-ehurch-, at I Fort-:Green: have some bulldog and looks
Sympathy is, a6b exteriendedto like it would be a good hog dog,
neighbors Leonard and Mary but yet it is gentle and is only a
Lois Crawley on the death of puppy so it is frisky. They hate
her sister, Fannie Mae Durance to call the pound because they
Parker, who lived in Jack- don't want it put to sleep. If
sonville. there is anyone out there who
There are quite a few of us go would like a pretty, sweet male
to Wendy's on Sunday night dog, please call me.
and were saddened to hear of For those who get the paper
the death of Sandy Garza. on Wednesday, don't forget the
Pauline Walker... celebrated National Day of Prayer at
her 93rd birthday last Saturday. Heritage Park at noon.
She lives With her son, Larry, Fort Green Homecoming is
and his ':wife, Debbie. Her this Sunday and will begin at
younger sister always comes 10:30 a.m.
from Orlando as do plenty of Please pray for each other,
family and friends. Nephew our military and our nation.
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The Tuesday late game on
Field 3 was less exciting as San
Alfonso drubbed St. Michael
30-13.
Robby slapped a homer,
triple and double for San
Alfonso, with both Brent
Gilliard and Jeremy hitting a
homer and double. Valentin
Rosales homered twice arid
doubled for St. Michael.


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Thursday's Field 3 games
were also divergent. In the 6:45
game, San Alfonso flew past
First Assembly 25-5.
Brent Gilliard homered and
tripled and Brad Gillliard, Dale
Roberts. Cody and Ryan each
doubled for San Alfonso.
Rogers scored twice and
Brandon Holton. B. Carrier and
Martin each had solo scores for
First Assembly.
First Christian won the 8:15
game on Field 3 16-6 over New
Hope.
Randy and Ricky both home-
red for First Christian, while
Mikey Driskell. Eddie and
Chris each doubled. Will
Abbott circled the bases twice
for New Hope and Jake Crews,
Binky Graham, Tyler Hewett
and Dalton Hewett each added
a run.
Meanwhile, on Field 4, the
Tuesday opener was a 24-12
win for First Christian over
Northside.
Both Nathan Anderson and
Erik Malloy homered and dou-
bled for First Christian. Travis
McClenithan tripled. Jeremy
doubled twice and scored three


runs for Northside. Michael
Choate and Willie added a pair
of tallies apiece.
The Tuesday closer on Field
4 was another one-sider as Holy
Child cruised past New Hope
29-9.
Pete DeLuna' topped Holy
Child with a pair of homers and
a triple for eight RBIs. Jessie
Reyes added four doubles.
Triples by Jake Crews and
Murrell Winter were the heavy
hits for New Hope. Will Abbott,
Taylor Barlow, Tyler Hewett,
Garrett Albritton, Tim Murphy,
Ches Graham, Tommy Taylor
and Rodney Johnson each
crossed home plate.
In the-Thursday early game
on Field 4, St. Michael outlast-
ed Northside 34-26 in their
marathon.
Jose Lucho and Rosales both
hit for the cycle for St. Michael,
with a homer, triple, double and
singled Eliseo Pantoya home-
red and doubled. John Michael
homered and doubled for four
RBIs for Northside. Cole
Choate, Michael Choate, Reid
Benton and Teddy Svendsen
joined them in three trips apiece


By JOAN SEAMAN.
Of The Herald-Advocate
'The Belles,' 16-and-under.
teams are in their last week of
the regular season. The All-Star
team will be announced after
Friday's games.
'There were a pair of games
last Tuesday, the first back after
thIe FCAT break week. In the
first game, JLC Construction
downed George Wadsworth
Insurance (GWI) 12-2.
Hannah Carlton, Caryssa
Johnson, and pickup players'
Silrah Carlton and Shayna
Harned -each. scored twice for
JLC. Senaida- Garcia,' Ruth
Erekson and Josie Hancock
added solo scores. Tamara
Griffis didn't' get all the way
h6me and ... Tara McNabb,
Madison R'ucker and Halley
Addison didn't get in this game.
Morgan Walters and Anna
Erekson scored for GWI in the
,fifth inning. Brook Dixon was
stranded twice and several other
* players were also left on base.
Other GWJ players;are Allison
Farr,. Amber Dayfert, Mika
Delatorre, Dasmine McMillian,
A nanda Bandy, Yesenia Perez
aia Lacey Cumbee. .
'ln the Tuesday late game,
JLC mastered Harvest Aviation
14-6.
Leadoff batter Garcia and
Johnson each circled the bases
three times for JLC. Hanndh


Carlton and Erekson came
home twice each and Griffis
and Sarah Carlton touched
home once each.
For Harvest, Gemi Saunders
came around to cross home
plate twice and Breanna
Godwin. Ariana Ramos, Josie
Moore and Brianna Aleman had
solo trips to home plate. Other
Harvest players are Shayna
Harned, Cristina Rodriguez,
Anahi Salgado and Cheyanne
Gough.
There were a pair of close
encounters last Thursday.
In the first GWI edged
Harvest 8-5.
Dixon put a trio of tallies on
the board for GWI. Walters
added twin tallies and Farr,
Cumbee and McMillian added a
run each.
Saunders, Ramos, Moore and
-THffirred each scored in the first
inning for Harvest and Godwin
added another run in the second
frame.
The finale on Thursday night
was even closer, as JLC es-
caped with a 7-6 win over GWI.
Garcia and Johnson each
scored twice for JLC. Hannah
Carlton and pickup players
Sarah Carlton and Shayna
Harned each chipped in with a
run.
For GWI,l it was Walters,
Bandy and Erekson with a pair
of scores apiece.


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In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience
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to home plate.
In the Thursday nightcap,
Bowling Green bounded past
Holy Child 24-16.
Josh homered and doubled
and Joe Adams also homered
for Bowling Green.. Ausin
Helms triple and doubled twice.
Will Tyson homered and dou-
bled twice for Holy Child,
while Josh Sneider had a grand
slam and Elias Ramirez also
homered.


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


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8C The Herald-Advocate, May 3, 2012


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

COUNTY
April 29, Margarito Morales Castillo, 32, of 2460 Pine Cone
Park Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Daniel Arnold and
charged with disorderly intoxication, possession of marijuana and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
April 29, a residential burglary on Walking Horse Drive, a
business burglary on Bennett Road, fights on Makowski Road and
Pine Cone Park, and thefts on Oak Hill Road, Mine View Road and
Maude Road were reported.

April 28, Daniel Ray Hartner, 41, of 3084 George Anderson
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Castillo and
charged with battery.
, April 28, burglary of a business on U.S. 17 South, and thefts
on Will puke Road and on Mowatt Street were reported.

April 27, Robert Lee Mendoza, 49, of 3551 Poplar St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison and charged with pos-
session of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and


failure to appear in court.
April 27, Antonio Sambrano Ornelas, 38, of 4117 Captiva
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep; John McLeod on two counts
of withholding support of children.
April 27, thefts on Polk Road, SR 62, Morgan Grice Road and
on CR 664 were reported.

April 26, residential burglaries on Captiva Avenue and on
Walking Horse Drive, a vehicle stolen on Dixiana Drive, and thefts
on Mockingbird Road and on U.S. 17 South were reported.

April 25, Homero Barrera Martinez, 28, of 2460 Pine Cone
Park Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Ryan Abbott on an out-
of-county warrant and also charged with no valid license.
April 25, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

April 24, Nicholas Mendoza, 36, of 157 Sweetwater Road,'
Zolfo Springs, was arrested on a charge of possession of metham-
phetamine.
April 24, Jose Morales, 18, of 252 Glades St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. James Adler and charged with battery.
April 24, Valentin Soto, 32, of 1020 Makowski Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by'Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged with
aggravated battery.'
April 24, Travis Wayne Selph, 32, of 1053 Whooping Crane
Lane, Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force
and charged with producing methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of
a specified location, possession of listed chemicals for manufactur-
ing drugs and possession/manufacture of drug paraphernalia.
April 24, a residential burglary on Doc Coil Road, and thefts
on Post Plant Road and on SR 64 West were reported.

April 23, Roderick Devon Reynolds, 34 of 5026 West Chase


Court, Jacksonville, was arrested on a charge of withholding sup-
port of children.
April 23, Norman Rivers, was arrested by Dep. Manuel
Castillo and charged with burglary of a dwelling/structure or con-
veyance, two counts larceny theft, failure to appear in court and
contempt of court.
April 23, Clark Ralph Wingo, 50, of 3075 Steve Road,.Zolfo
Springs, was arrested on charges of burglary with assault'or battery,
and battery.
April 23, thefts on K.D. Revell Road, U.S. 17 North, Oak-
Lane, Mockingbird Road and Doc Coil Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
April 29, a theft on First Avenue South was reported.

April 27, a theft on North Fourth Avenue was reported.

April 24, a residential burglary on North Florida Avenue was
reported.

April 23, a residential burglary on North Seventh Avenue was
reported.

BOWLING GREEN
April 27, a vehicle stolen on Maple Avenue was reported.

April 24, Tomeka Chunta Cozart, 32, of 5125 U.S. 17 North,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Sean Guthas and charged
with battery and violation of probation.
April 24, burglary of a conveyance on Pleasant Way and a
theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.


April 23, a theft on Main Street was reported.


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
It has been announced from
the local high school that plans
are under way to secure some
new safety equipment for foot-
ball candidates to be used dur-
ing the forth-coming fall semes-
ter. The leading manufacturers
of football equipment have
been cooperating with a special
committee of the National
Federation of State High School
Athletic Associations in build-
ing and .standardizing equip-
ment for school use. The new
safety equipment applies to
pants, helmets, and shoulder
pads.

This is National Music Week.
Sing and be happy!

In a segment called "The
Week's News," it is announced
that "Bat-man" died. Clem
Sohn, who has thrilled thou-
sands by leaping from a plane
and soaring to earth with his
bat-like wings, fell to his death
at Vincennes, France, when the
parachute he depended on for
emergencies failed to open.

In a column called "Monkey
Chatter," it says there was a vol-
unteer firefighter in New Jersey
who was sitting at home read-
ing. He heard the fire alarm,
dropped his book and ran to the
fire station near his home. He
boarded the truck' and it went
right back to his house, which
was ablaze.

The shipment of tomatoes
from Wauchula's Farmers State
Market has rocketed to approx-
imately 100 cars so far this sea-
son, which is equivalent to
almost 37,000 bushels. Records
compiled by Ray Marsh,
recorder, show that 12,133 of
these bushels have Been
shipped during the past weekly
period.

50 YEARS AGO
What may have been the
most severe hailstorm on record
hit the Miles Sauls grove east of
Bowling Green Sunday night.
Adrian Chapman, who had
bought the Valencia crop in the
grove, reported approximately
25 percent of the mature fruit
was ruined.

Something very new has been
added to Main Street in
Wauchula: the newly remod-
eled and expanded home of
Wauchula State Bank. The
attractive building, which
includes not only the original
bank building but the property.
once occupied by Eaton's
Department Store on East Main
Street, has a modern new exteri-
or of granite and Roman brick.
The interior has been complete-
ly redecorated and expanded to
triple the working area of the
bank. Customers enter the new
L-shaped lobby through auto-
matic doors and walk on plush
wall-to-wall carpeting.

The 1962 Cancer Crusade has
been extended through May,
according to Homer E. Hooks,
Lakeland, state Crusade chair-
man for the Florida Division of
the American Cancer Society.
The local fund raising cam-
paign will last through May 16.

Wauchula State Bank, now


marking its 33rd year in Hardee
County, has become known
throughout the county for two
things in particular: its stability
as a banking institution and its
friendly service to the people of
Hardee.

25 YEARS AGO
Wayne Albritton of Wauchula
was the overall winner of the
5K race held last Saturday at
New Medico Complex. The
race was called the Vandolah
Ranch Run, and Albritton's
time was 14:22. Albritton also
was'the winner of the ages 20 to
29 bracket.

The Hardee County School
Board has set aside May 1-5 as
Teacher Appreciation Week.
Although May 15 was pro-
claimed Teacher Appreciation
Day by the Florida Legislature,
the local School Board extend-
ed the honor for one week to
encourage children, parents and
the general public to show sup-
port for teachers who help form
the community's children into
responsible adults.

"It's a small world," says
Walter Bailey, who was asked
to help with a fishing trip for
former president Jimmy Carter
April 10. Bailey, State Farm
Insurance agent in Wauchula,
became acquainted with the
Carter family when he lived in
Americus, Ga., while going to
college. Carter was in between
governor and president at the
time, Bailey says.

The international Salvation
Army will celebrate its 22nd
year of service to the needy by
observing National Salvation
Army Week, May 11-17.

10 YEARS AGO
Krystal Palomado, 17, of
Wauchula, is living the dream
of every girl her age. She has
been crowned a queen. Krystal
was selected to be the 2002
Queen of Passi, the second
largest city in the Philippines.

What were the students at
Hardee Senior High doing on
Friday, March 8, at 2:30 p.m.?
They were busy watching one
of their teachers skydive out of
an airplane over 10,000 feet in
the air. Nancy Weems, 'who is
the American Sign Language
teacher at Hardee High, played
a large role in getting students
motivated to "hit the FCAT tar-
get." The school had been
putting a lot of emphasis on get-
ting a good score on the Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test. Having a teacher jump out
of a Beechcraft King Air and hit
a target on the band field was
just another way to motivate the
students who were testing.

Circuit Judge Robert Doyel
was awarded the Governor's
Peace at Home Award at cere-
monies in Tallahassee on April
22., Awards were presented in
various categories to individu-
als and organizations for their
work in the prevention of
domestic violence. Doyel's
award was in the justice system
category.

Wauchula pro boxer Edner
Cherry scored again. The 19-
year-old won his fifth victory in
an April 19 bout at the Tampa
Sundome. He, knocked down
opponent Vinnie Perilla twice
en route to a unanimous deci-
sion. The fight will rerun on
Sunshine Network several
times this week.


Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every
dilemma.
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