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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

Plus S5 Sales Tax

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Santarlas Campaign Could Mislead

tell you otherwise.
So will his current employer.
But then, the Leesburg Police
Department can tell Hardee
County voters many other
things about this candidate's
background. So can his previ-
ous employers.
And not all of it is good.
As Thomas Santarlas tells

Hardee County voters he has 19
years' of extensive and varied
criminal justice experience, he
says he was an officer with the
Orlando Police Department. He
was. For four months. And he
.was under investigation when
he left.
When Santarlas tells voters
here he was a deputy for the

Polk County Sheriff's Office,
he was. This time for 11
months. He was on suspension
and under a recommendation
for firing when he resigned.
And when Santarlas tells you
he also worked at the Lady
Lake Police Department, he
did, for just less than six
months. He was terminated dur-

ing his probationary period.
Then there's the Leesburg
Police Departmem, where he is
currently employed, and has
been since March 30, 2011. He
was "hired" as an auxiliary offi-
cer, which is an unpaid position.
He worked in administration,
writing grant applications seek-
ing large amounts of funding
for the department, according to
Maj. Steve Rockefeller.
On Sept. 23, 2011, however,
he applied for a full-time police

officer position. He was hired
and began work on Nov. 4.
Seven months later, he returned
to auxiliary, where he remains
as of this date.
In fact, in Santarlas' 19 years
as a "criminal justice practition-
er," he has applied to at least 10
law enforcement agencies. He
says on his employment appli-
cation with the Leesburg Police
Department that he cannot
"recall all agencies applied to or

Of The Herald-Advocate
"Where ya from?"
It's a question Thomas
Santarlas, candidate for sheriff,
has said he doesn't like to hear.
Nor answer.
He'll tell you he lives in
Hardee County, but his neigh-
bor in Hillsborough County will

Rough Roads

Dust, Bumps Create Stir

Dr. Elver Hodges, retired but well-known for his work at the then-named Range Cattle Experiment Station in Ona,
turns 100 years old today (Thursday). To celebrate, Hodges will take a chauffeured motorcycle ride down Main
Street in Wauchula. Be at Heritage Park at the corner of Main Street and Seventh Avenue at 11:30 a.m. to catch this
spirited centenarian cruising downtown. Further, a reception in his honor will be held Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the
fellowship hall at the First United Methodist Church of Wauchula, 207 N. Seventh Ave.

Of The Herald-Advocate
In the last two weeks there
have been dozens, perhaps well
more than 100 unhappy people.
These are folks who are liv-
ing or working along Main
Street in Wauchula, Knollwood,
Maude, Vandolah and Ollie
Roberts roads and others on the
18 miles of roads recently
"completed" in Hardee County.
Why the stir? Actually, it's
the dust stirred up as cars drive
on these roads which has people
County manager Lex Albrit-
ton explained why on Monday.
The new double chip seal used
on these roads probably has too
much fine aggregate in the mix.
The double chip seal, less
expensive method is used to
extend the life of roads 10, 15,
even possibly 20 years. The
road is not milled as would be
done in completely repaving it.
The chip seal method
involves filling all the potholes,
placing a layer of asphalt
cement, then a layer of aggre-
gate to adhere to the hot
cement, then another layer of
asphalt and another of gravel,
usually with a mix of limestone
rock. The Main Street project
was also to have a mix of gran-

State Department of Trans-
portation standards require that
the chip mix have one percent
or less of fine material. Aar-
daman & Associates has col-
lected samples from all the
roads involved and is testing
them, but it appears that the
chip or aggregate material
exceeds state requirements.
Normally, as on shell roads, the
finer aggregate is dusted off or
rain dissipates the finer materi-
Albritton said Monday that
an overlay of hot asphalt would
be placed on Main Street, which
had been swept late last week to
remove most of the fine, dust-
producing top layer of gravel
which had not adhered correctly
to its under layer of asphalt.
That work was done on
Tuesday, with sweeping com-
pleted on Wednesday morning.
Commissioners will decide in
their meeting this morning
(Thursday) what action to take
against the provider of the
aggregate and/or the contractor
who laid it without ensuring the
adherence of the chip seal. At
least some of the roads may
require adding a layer of

Early Voting Now Open

Of The Herald-Advocate
Some of the 12,127 regis-
tered voters in Hardee County
can take advantage of early vot-
ing to get the Primary Election
behind them.
Early voting is only at the
Supervisor of Elections office,
Courthouse Annex II, 315 N.
Sixth Ave. (at the intersection of

07/25 91 74 0.00
07/26 92 74 0.00
07/27 91 73 0.12
07/28 92 74 0.00
07/29 92 74 0.11
07/30 92 73 0.00
07/31 91 71 0.05
TOTAL Rainfall to 07/31/12 22.26
Same period last year 24.11
Ten Year Average 52.81
Source: Univ. of Fla. Ona Research Center

Classifieds..................... 6B
Community Calendar....9B
Courthouse Report.......9C
Crime Blotter............... 8C
Hardee Living................2B
Information Roundup...8B
Obituaries ...................4A

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West Oak Street and U.S. 17
South). Wauchula. The doors
are open for voters from 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Monday through
Saturday this week and next,
ending on Aug. 11. ,
The Primary Election is Aug.
14 and persons may go to their
assigned precinct to cast their
ballots, whether Republican,
Democrat or No Party Affilia-
tion (NPA).
As of Tuesday morning, the
number of registered Dem-
ocrats had dropped from 6.120
to 6. 117. Republican voters had
increased from 4.284 to 4,338,
and Others (NPA) has changed
from 1.664 to 1.672.
The ballots differ according
to the party. but some have the
same candidates.
For instance, the sheriff's
race is between Republicans

Arnold Lamer and Thomas
Santarlas but is open to all vot-
ers because it is a constitutional
office decided by all voters.
Similarly. the Clerk of Court's
race is between two Repub-
licans,.Dorothy "Dottie" Cpn-
erly and Victoria "Vickie" Rog-
ers, and is also on all ballots.
School Board races are non-
partisan, meaning a person's
party affiliation is not a decid-
ing factor. For School Board
District 2. all voters have a
choice between incumbent
Mildred Smith, and opponents
Marilyn Morris and John Ter-
rell. If any one of the three gets
more than 50 percent of the
vote, that person wins the elec-
tion. If not, the two highest vote
getters advance to the General
Election on Nov. 6.

Workmen placed a new layer of asphalt on Main Street on Tuesday after the double
chip seal created too much dust and the fine aggregate was swept off.

Gas Storage Facility Hearing Today

Of The Herald-Advocate
A public hearing on a pro-
posed liquid natural gas storage
facility is scheduled for 8:35
a.m. today (Thursday).
It is the first thing on the
agenda when the Hardee Coun-
ty Commission meets at 8:30
a.m. for its monthly morning
session. It was continued from
the July 5 commission meeting

because a resident's attorney
said the ad did not clearly state
what that commission meeting
was about.
The only issue in today's
hearing is whether the proposed
project meets the zoning and
.land use definitions. The 486-
acre site has a Future Land Use
of Industrial. It is zoned
Agriculture-I, which allows
power plants and such with a

Major Special Exception.
The proposed site is in the
northwest corner of the county,
sharing a northern boundary
with the Polk County line. Its
west end is adjacent to CR 663
and catty corner from the
Seminole and Payne Creek
Power plants which both have
natural gas storage tanks. It is
just north of the intersection of
thie Gulfstreain and Florida Gas

transmission lines from which
the natural gas storage facility
will get its fuel.
The natural gas will be cryo-
genically frozen into liquid
form at -260 degrees and placed
in one of three 170-foot tall,
260-foot wide double-walled
tanks. These tanks will sit in the
middle of the property, well
away from perimeter setbacks,
and will be surrounded by con-

tainment berms, around and
between the tanks. The berms
are capable of containing 110
percent of the capacity of a
tank, say developers.
The primary movers in this
project, called Fort Green
Storage LLL, are John Ellis of
Clearwater and George Matzke
of Palm Harbor. Both have pre-
viously been involved in proj-

County Garbage

Fee Going Up

... Story 4B

Grower Round

Table Tuesday

... Story 9B

Wildcat Gets

National Test

... Story 1B

112th Year, No. 35
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the specific dates."
In his 22-year work history,
he has held or is holding 22
Santarlas is in addition to
the Leesburg police auxiliary
self-employed as a licensed
private investigator and certi-
fied process server with Tampa,
Bartow and, he says, Hardee
County offices. He is an adjunct
(assistant) criminal justice
instructor at Southwest Florida
College in Tampa.
He has been a probation offi-
cer for the Department of
Juvenile Justice, for eight
months, and for the Salvation
Army for just over two months,
both in Tampa; a loss control
manager for K-Mart, in Plant
City, for less than three months;
and a security guard several
And his latest brochure tells
you he "began his career in the
criminal justice system in 1993
working as a custom protection
officer in Tampa. He worked
through the ranks and eventual-
ly achieved the rank of captain,
supervising approximately 25
He doesn't tell you that what
he means is he worked for the
private security firm of
Wackenhut Corp. Nor does he
tell you that "eventually" means
less than six months, as he was
employed by Wackenhut only
from November of 1993 to mid-
April of 1994.
Santarlas left Wackenhut to
pursue the job opportunity at
the Orlando Police Department,
where, again, he worked for
less than four months.
He also doesn't tell you he
once was arrested, the charge
was later dismissed, and that he
successfully petitioned the
court to have that record
expunged. But, according to
Florida Statute 943.0585, he
must reveal that information on
any employment application
with a criminal justice agency.
He told the Leesburg Police
Department. Has he told
Hardee County voters?
Want to know more details on
Santarlas' campaign state-

Santarlas promises an end to
the good-ol'-boy system he
says exists at the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office. He has
his supporters who would like
to see him become sheriff. He
refers to some of them on his
website and in his advertise-
Do not count Avon Park's
former police chief or Zolfo
Springs' mayor among them.
Michael Rowan, once chief
of the Avon Park Police
Department in Highlands
County. writes."! have not been
involved with the political
process in Hardee County or
any other county in the 2012
election year. I, further, have
not endorsed anyone nor have I
given permission for my name
to be used in any political
endeavors to include testimoni-
And Juan Otero, the mayor of
the southernmost municipality
in Hardee County, was pictured
in a Santarlas campaign ad .inl
thCe July 26 edition of this news-
paper, endorsing Santarlas.
(On Friday, July 27. Otero
paid $67.50 of his ownI money
to place an ad to retract what

Santarlas printed. It can be
found elsewhere in this issue.
He also filed a complaint with
the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office, and said he will call for
a deputy should Santarlas ever
visit his home again.
"He kept coming to my
house, because I am the mayor
and everybody in Zolfo knows
me," Otero says. "I told him I
did not want to endorse any-
Otero says the photo of him
with Santarlas was taken
months ago, and not for cam-
paign purposes. As for the writ-
ten portion of last week's ad,
Otero says Santarlas came to
his house once again on
Saturday, July 21, handed him a
paper and a pen, and asked him
to write what he would like to
see in Hardee County law
Otero thought it was for a list
of citizen wants on Santarlas'
Describes Otero, "I wrote it
down, he said 'no, this won't
work,' and gave it back to me
and had me scratch out words
and he had me write the words
he told me to write."
Otero says he wanted
Santarlas to leave. "He was at
my house well over one hour
Saturday," says Otero. "As soon
as he got what he wanted, he
took off."

Santarlas earned his certifica-
tion as a law enforcement offi-
cer at Polk Community College
in 1993.
His first job as a police offi-
cer was with the Orlando Police
Department, from April 24 to
Aug. 12, 1994, just under four
months. He resigned after being
His second job as a sworh
law enforcement officer came
when he was hired by the Polk
County Sheriff's Office on June
5, 1995. His employment there
ended on May 28, 1996.
PCSO records show Santarlas
was counseled by his field
training officer on Sept. 10,
1995, for profanity in public
and for calling in a "10-19," or
a return to the substation, when
he wanted "to get out on time,"
which would have left the north

Continued From 1A
ects in the county, such as the
Vandolah Power Plant. ,
The balance of the 'project
property will include an off-
load truck refueling station to
deliver the gas to customers,
meter stations, a building for
electrical supply, fire protec-
tion/suppression equipment,
stormwater ponds and a parking
lot. There will be a buffer of
cypress or pines at the property
line off CR 663.
The estimated $700 to $800
million project will be privately
funded, asking for no public
monies. It will increase proper-
ty and tangible tax revenues
While today's Specialf- Ex-
ception hearing is only on Zon--
ing and land use. the matter will
come bark beforethe Planning
& Zoning Board later for the
Site Development Plan and
other issues.

Santarlas Tells Hardee In 2008 ...

Open Letter to the Hardee County Community

From Thomas Santarlas(R) for Sheriff
.My name may not be lm.ndiar to many people in the commnnint' and that is good! It means
dtht I ;un nt an insider at the Harden Count Sheriff's Offi have no oblig,ation s or a.lepiances co any member of the sheriff s office. Therefore 1 can go in
and properly etffecuace the dutie. of the sheriff without comprorrtie. My administration will
signicty a itr lh start for the (onttrnuin.ity!
Although unknown to the sheritfs office, I am definitely nor an outsider to I lardcee County. I
have worked here as an inve.stiator and officer oft che court for many years. My clients have
included, but are nor limited to the City of Wauchula, various local atcorneys and private
citizens. My inme and money has been spent in this county in an arcempt to make things better, not only forn mcivel
bui for the community in general. In the addition to the above:
I have beeI a property owner in llardee Countyfoar the past 3 year.
I own a owse in Hardhr. county y and pay property t jaxrijxt f'r you,
7he bhurrikans destroyed a house in nm ighbrboasL I purchased it, had it condemned hired a
local contractor and had it demolished.
I bhire local imsinesses and trade with them like etryone else.
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rifn Ixmt 'n In1 w'' i ls Iii lUbi ing Isup lr lii lly l -u ,l if, HirsK irci )Coimlv. \Vi ill t l I iid IIV, A il iLi I' ip l iIn lai w :I |l [ I 'ni' rn l(. l 1 am running for sheriff of Hardee County in 2008 as a member of this immunity, I look forward to being more
actiw, raising my family in Hardme County anrd being your eleted Isheif i

Vote for a New Direction in Law Enforcement...

Thomas Santarlas(R) for Sheriff

www. newsheriff08.org

Pd. Pol. Adv. P.nid for by the I hrome.. Snanrnrlas (Cmpaign Accounr.. Approved hy'l'homas .Santnrias

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Santarlas Tells Arcadia In 2009 ...



Where ,ya from? Since this question seems to
be important to many people, I felt the need to
address this issue. I am quite troubled by the
thought of being evaluated as a person based
upon my birthplace or tenure in a particular
geographic area. I w.as!r ised toriespcct all
persons regardless oF race, cchnic background,
socio-cconomic status, location of birth or
residential hiscoty. In short, the value of' a
human being is not determined by any of that
criterion, but more so on how they create others
and live their lives,

I chose to be a part of this community because
ol thie small-town atmosphere and hospitality
that is rclin1isccLnt ofl my Ji.ild1ho00d. I was
raised in a sm.nll-town and en joy it i slow-p.ace
and easy-going envilionrncnt that is associatcd
will county living.

.My name meay not be familiar to many people
in the community and thut is good! It means
that .iam not an insider ac the Aicadia Police
Depatinnent. Nu one is in my pocket and I
have ino obligations or allegiance. 'Theiefole I
can go in and properly ellectulate the duties of
the. citv marshal without compromise, I am
reaching out to you to ofttr my experience and
expcrt'ise in law cntorcement, NMyv administration
will sig t'ni a ffesh stait iort the Coln inTtinity1

I am not the first person in Arcadia that has
moved here from another locale., Consider the
fact that the Arcadia City Council has recently
hired a city adiinnisuator ttoin Polk Councy.

They also hired a city attorney from Manatee
County aXs well as a special master (code'
enforcement magistrate) from Highlands County.
More recently, the city combined the council
recorder and personnel director positions and
hired an experienced cJerk from the State of
Virginia. Thels are major players that are in
key positions directing the busine.~ affairs of'
our city. Our community and elected officials
have already made the decision to be open-
minded to change and depart fromn the Good
Ole' Roy network.

In regards to hiring a chief of police consider
the fact that the standard procedure in most
cities is to publically advertise on a national
basis! The season for such a wide applicant
potl is to secure the bC.st qualified per.sn to
clad such a vital position within the ciy.
Studies indicate that almost 90% of the new
hires for the position of chief of police are
persons who have resided and worked elsewhere.
They were brought into the community and
hired to effectuate a change in mindset
unabated by inside influences. The City of
Arcadia should be no different and the
election of a city marshal should be based
upon the most qualified applicant for the job.

I am running for City Marshal of Arcadia in
2009 as a member of this community. I am a
legal resident of the City of Arcadia and look
foi~ard to being more active, raising my family
here a.nd bing youq elect city marshal!

Vote for a New Direction in Law Enforcement!

Vote on August 24 September 8 .


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For School Board District 3,
the choice is between incum-
bent Teresa Crawford and chal-
lenger Paula Ortiz.
Two County Commission
races are open on the Repub-
lican ballot only. with the win-
ner going on to the General
Election. In Commission Dis-
trict 1, Colon Lambert and
Donald Samuels, both Repub-
licans. will battle to see who
goes against Democrat incum-
bent Minor Bryant and NPA

Donny Waters.
In Commission District 3,
Republicans incumbent Frede-
rick "Rick" Knight and former
commissioner Gordon Norris
.will face off to see who chal-
lenges NPA Charles Dixon in
Some of the races will auto-
matically wait until the General
Election and are not on the

publican David Durastanti is
contested by Democrat Richard
"Dick" Daggett.
Another is County Commis-
sion District 5, where Repub-
lican Mikell Stuart "Mike"
Thompson, Democrat Perry
Knight and NPA J. Loran Cog-
burn square off in the Novem-

ber race.
The remaining candidates
were elected without opposi-
tion, including Property Ap-
praiser Kathy Crawford, Tax
Collector Jacalyn "Jacki" John-
son, Supervisor of Elections
Jeffery Ussery and County
Judge Jeff McKibben.

Primary ballots.
One is. Superintendent of The term "blue chip" comes from the color of the poker
Schools, where incumbent Re- chip with the highest value, blue.

August 2, 2012, The Ierald-Advocate 3A

sector without coverage.
On Dec. 5, 1995, a woman
filed a complaint against San-
tarla.s for false imprisonment
and misuse of official position.
An internal affairs investigation
\\as begun. No criminal charges
were filed, but the matter was
re om mended for administra-
tive review for possible policy
This resulted in a pre-disci-
plinary hearing on April 16,
1996. On April 22, Santarlas
was suspended with pay as
investigation continued.
Wrote Maj. H. Marvin
Pittman on May 20, 1996:
"On 16 April 1996, you were
afforded a predisciplinary meet-
ing following an administrative
investigation (Al-96-004) for
violation of general orders. As a
result of additional information
gained following that meeting,
a second administrative investi-

Peace River Explorations
Inc. submitted all informa-
tion asked for by the
Economic Development
Authority in its application
for a $45,000 job-creation
grant. The EDA application
did not ask for financial
information or a budget. All
information required in the
application was submitted
by PRE and the application
was complete.

Mildred Smith, School
Board District 2 incumbent
running for re-election,
reports misquotes in her
interview story. Her son's
name is Brent. "The Pro-
methean (Smart boards)
have been successfully
used in all schools in our
district, even in Voluntary
Pre-K, for several years. As
more monies become
available, we will buy more
Smart Boards," is the cor-
rected quote. Further,
Smith made no mention'of
computer screens and4beir
The interview for Scott
Lang, Wauchula Seat 4
candidate, contains a typo-
graphical error. He has
been in business since
The Herald-Advocate
apologizes for the errors,
and is pleased to set the
record straight.

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


nation began (AI-96-021) into
general orders violations for
This stemmed from Santarlas
saying he never was disci-
plined, asked to resign or fired
by any employer,
."At 0900 hours, 12 August
1994, you were terminated
(fired) from the Orlando Police
Department. Later that same
day, you and a representative
from the FOP offered a letter of
resignation," Pittman wrote.
FOP is the Fraternal Order of
Police, a labor union.
Further, Pittman wrote,
Santarlas was under investiga-
tion by the OPD at the time.
Pittman set a second predisci-
plinary hearing for May 28,
1996. On that date, immediate-
ly after the hearing, Santarlas
resigned, writing, "I hope that I
have met your expectations and
will be considered for rehire at'
some point in the future."
In a report dated May 29,
1996, from Pittman to Col.
Grady Judd, the major wrote
that the allegations in AI-96-
004 and AI-96-021 were sus-
tained. "My recommendation to
you would have been to termi-
nate (fire) Deputy Santarlas,"
he said.
He also said Santarlas was
served with an injunction for
protection at the conclusion of
that meeting, obtained in court
by another woman who said
Santarlas was following her, to
her home and elsewhere.
Pittman concluded, "Given
his experience at Orlando and
with our agency, it must be my
recommendation that Mr.
Santarlas' state certification be
A preliminary hearing was
held by the Criminal Justice
Standards & Training Com-
mission on Oct. 9, 1996, in
Palm Beach Gardens, and
Santarlas retained his police
standards certification.
Another PCSO record reveals
that on Feb. 4, 1997, Santarlas
successfully petitioned the Polk
County Court to expunge his
arrest record. He had been
arrested by the Polk County
Sheriff's Office on July 2, 1996,
for alleged violation of that
injunction for protection against
domestic violence.
Because that charge later was
dropped and because Santarlas
had never been adjudicated
guilty of any prior criminal
offense, the judge ordered his
record expunged. Still,
Santarlas must acknowledge
that arrest when applying for
employment with any law
enforcement agency.
His third job as a police offi-
cer came on Jan. 15, 2000, with
the Lady Lake Police Depart-
ment. He was terminated on
July 8, 2000.
Wrote Police Chief Ed
Nathanson, "You are hereby
terminated for failure to meet
probationary requirements." It
is noted that Santarlas refused
to sign the letter of termination.
On March 30, 2011, he was
hired for the above-mentioned
volunteer auxiliary position
with the Leesburg Police

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Department, where he remains
employed today.
Santarlas tells voters: "He has
gained a vast amount of experi-
ence and specialized training
patrolling in small town envi-
ronments as well as with two of
the largest law enforcement
agencies in the state of Florida."'
That patrol equals four
months in Orlando, 11 months
in Polk County,. six months in
Lady Lake and seven months in

Santarlas has six businesses
listed with the Florida Depart-
ment of State: Investigative
Analysis LLC, Process Server
Central LLC, My Private Eye
LLC, Treasured Memories Inc.,
Santarlas Holding Co. Inc., and
Boxing Santa LLC.
He owns properties in both
his and his wife's names and in
business names.
He has two houses in
Hillsborough County, land in
Hillsborough County, an office
building in Polk County, a
house in Hardee County and
land in Hardee County. No
homestead exemptions could be
found for this report.
He did, however, purchase a
house and land in Wauchula in
2006 as Boxing Santa LLC.
Further, in 2010 he applied for
and received commercial grant
money from the city of
Wauchula's Community Rede-
velopment Agency.
On the vacant land, he
received $475 in city funds to
develop a site plan for a pro-
posed building. On the house,
he received $9,578 for facade
improvements and for structure
He signed a statement to
maintain the properties in their
approved commercial form for
five years.
The house was remodeled as
a business location, containing
two offices, a restroom with
shower, and a small kitchen.
On April 25, 2011, he filed a
quit claim deed, transferring the
house from Boxing Santa LLC
to Thomas E. and Kimberly N.
Santarlas as husband and wife.
On July 29, 2011, he asked
the Polk County Supervisor of
Elections Office to complete a
transfer of his voter registration
from DeSoto County to Hardee
To register to vote in a coun-
ty, "You swear an oath that this
is your residence and that all the
information you provided is
correct," Hardee County Elec-
tions Supervisor Jeff Ussery
On Sept. 23, 2011, he wrote
on his Leesburg Police
Department employment appli-
cation that he is a resident of
Riverview. in Hillsborough
County. The Leesburg Police
Department has provided this
newspaper with written confir-
mation that Riverview is the
location of Santarlas' home.
Hardee Elections Supervisor
Ussery notes that a candidate
for sheriff does not have to say
he is a resident of the selected
county in order to run for office
there. If that candidate should
win the election, however, he
must reside in that county by
the time he takes office.
Santarlas says he lives in
Hardee County.
Chanda Godwin and her son,
Kevin Godwin II. have resided
next door to the house Santarlas
owns in Wauchula for six years.
Neither can corroborate
Santarlas' statement.
"When he first started cam-
paigning, back around in
March, he was here once a
month," says Chanda Godwin.

"But now." she continues. "'he's
quite frequent, two or three
days a week.
"I have never seen his wife. I
didn't know if he was married
or not."Chanda Godwin adds.
"I've never seen his children. 1
didn't know he had an\."
Kevin Godwin also says
Santarlas does not reside next
"He put a lot of money in that
house," Kevin Godwin says.
"No one's ever been there."
Mother and son say they have
not noticed any business activi-
ty there, either, but admit
Santarlas may be out serving
legal papers or investigating,
and may just be using the house
as a base office.
The Godwins commend
Santarlas' restoration of the
building, which they say was
dilapidated before he purchased
The Leesburg Police Depart-
ment corroborates a Hillsbor-
ough County residence.
Mike Collins, his neighbor in
Riverview, does as well. He has
lived in the same neighborhood
as Santarlas for 12 years.
Collins says Santarlas, his
wife and two children live "a
couple doors down" from his
house. Collins says he sees
Santarlas "every couple of
He describes Santarlas as a
good neighbor. "He's a friendly
Adds Collins, "He's always
out there playing with the boys,
playing hockey, or out walking.
He's definitely devoted to his
family, that's for sure."
Collins would recommend
Santarlas to the voters of
Hardee County. "He's a nice
guy," he says.

When first contacted Tuesday
for explanation of campaign
information he has generated,
Santarlas answered the phone
call, but said he was in a meet-
ing and would call back later.
When he did not call back, a
second call was placed after
business hours. Santarlas
answered that call, but said he
was "outside" and "was busy"
and would call back at 9 a.m. on
Tuesday night, however,
Santarlas sent an e-mail to a
Herald-Advocate e-mail ac-
count, apologizing for not being
able to respond earlier and ask-
ing for the newspaper's ques-
tions in writing. "That way
there will be no misinterpreta-
tion or anything taken out of
context," he wrote.
Two questions were e-mailed
to Santarlas before 9 a.m.
Wednesday. No response has
been received as of press time.

Those are the first three
words of an "Open Letter to the
Arcadia Community" that
Santarlas wrote and published
in The Arcadian newspaper in
After losing his first bid for
sheriff of Hardee County in
2008, he went south to DeSoto
County in 2009 and ran for the
city marshal post.
In his open letter to
Arcadians, he laments ques-
tions about his birthplace or
"tenure in a particular geo-
graphic area." He goes on to
explain his candidacy there,
telling Arcadians he lives there
and is a part of their city.
"I am not the first person in
Arcadia that has moved here
from another locale," he writes.
"I am a legal resident of the city
of Arcadia and look forward to
being more active, raising my
family here and being your
elected city marshal," he tells
them in the ad, which is reprint-
ed with this story.
He lost that 2009 election.
He ran for Hardee County
sheriff in 2008. He ran for
Arcadia city marshal in 2009.
He is running for Hardee
County sheriff again now, want-
ing to bring "a new direction in
law enforcement."
As for the question, "Where
ya from?"
The answer is Michigan.
Santarlas then moved to Florida
in 1993, and has made his fam-
ily home in Riverview in
Hillsborough County.

Sources: Hillsborough, Polk,
Hardee and DeSoto public
county records, Wauchtula pub-
lic city records, Florida Depart-
ient of Law Enforcement pub-
lic records, Polk County
Sheriff's Office public records,
Lady Lake Police Department
public records, Lees/hurg Police
Department public records,
Florida Department of State
public records, Florida State
Statutes, The (DcSoto Countiy)
Arcadian "Vole Santarlas for
Sheriff" campaign brochure.

S'"Kelly's Column
By Jim

A group of friends have organized a cancer benefit for Sue
Knight of Zolfo Springs. She recently had successful breast cancer
surgery and will have some more treatment.
Raffle tickets are being sold for SI0 for a Beretta 12-gauge
shotgun with five chokes. Tickets are available at Hardee Ranch
Supply. The drawing will be held there at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.
25. reports Mary Thompson.

Darryl Gibbs. 47, a Wauchula native who now lives in Lake
Placid at Lake June, had a fireworks accident the evening of July
He was lighting mortars in tubes on his dock when an errant
spark or ember ignited the fuse of a mortar lying nearby. He quick-
ly retreated while shielding his face. The mortar struck his left
hand. leaving his pinkie finger and palm. Three fingers and the
thumb were lost.
Darryl. who is right-handed, owns the Badcock stores in
Wauchula and Lake Placid. In the future he may have some hand
reconstruction surgery. Matt Dillon has returned as manager of the
Wauchula store.

A Hardee County man, who does not seek publicity, has found
in mud in Hardee a quart glass milk bottle with the inscription of
Ft. Meade Dairy, N.J. Johnston, Ft. Meade, Phone 84, Patented
He also found a small glass bottle with a black cap. The bottle
is 3 by 1.3 inches.

The Summer Olympics are underway in London. The U.S. and
China are the early leaders in number of medals won.

Local historian Grace Emnerton of Wauchula State Bank
reports that Franklin Delano Roosevelt contracted polio when he
was age 38 or 39, not as a child as reported here last week. He was
married and had five children when he was stricken on a Canadian
island off the coast of Maine.
FDR at the time had been assistant secretary of the U.S. Navy
and had run for vice president and lost.
Evelyn Blackmon of rural Ona also noted FDR contracted
polio as an adult, not as a child.
Bruce Siff of Zolfo Springs said Japan started World War II in
the Pacific Theatre by attacking the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor and
on Sept. 2, 1945, surrendered after two U.S. atomic bombs were
Since WW II Japan reduced its military, rebuilt its economy
with Allied help and has worked for peace. A veteran, Siff appreci-
ates all the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed

County Commissioner Rick Knight is recovering from a bicy-
cle accident last Thursday afternoon. His fall resulted in a broken
rib and a collapsed lung. He is receiving medical treatment and
spent one night at the hospital in Bartow.
Knight for many years has been active in personal physical fit-
ness and works to help people overcome life-controlling problems
by following Christian principles.

Congratulations to U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps for winning
his record 19th Olympic medal.

Fort Green resident and U.P.S. jumbo jet pilot Hank K uhlman
has a list of 169 questions he would like answered about the pro-
posed Fort Green Storage LLC plant in northwest Hardee County
that would produce compressed and liquid natural gas. Kuhlman
says there is only one such plant in the United States, located in
Alaska, while proponents say there are over 100. This needs to be
checked out.

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Driver In U.S. 17

Head-On Killed

Letter To The Editor

Hard.e Native Sandra Albritton Hampton

Has Written 7 Western Romance Novels

For The Herald-Advocate
A still unidentified man died
last Wednesday as a result of an
early-morning crash, reports the
FlorrIa Highway Patrol.
The man, reported from
Plant City, was driving a 2000
Ford cargo van when he struck
a 1999 tractor-trailer on U.S. 17
south of Zolfo Springs, crash
investigator Tpr. Jesse DeBoom
and homicide investigator Cpl.
Kimberly Benavidez said.
The driver of the semi,
Antonio Ramirez, 44, was listed
as receiving serious injuries,
according to the report.
The driver of the van died at
the scene, becoming the sixth
person to die on Hardee County
roadways this year.

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Max Eldon Hollingsworth,
86, of Wauchula, died on
Wednesday, July 25, 2012, at
Hardee Manor Care Center.
Born Dec. 21, 1925, in
Randolph County, Ind., he
came to Wauchula in 2002
from Richmond, Ind. He was
a World War II veteran serv-
ing in the U.S. Navy and a
pressman in casket manufac-
Survivors include his wife,
Marian L. Hollingsworth of
Wauchula; and sister Ruth
Ellen Dunlap of Dayton,
Memorial services will be
held at a later date at Crystal
Lake Village.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


101 V1lem"W4'
Edna Beth Jones Stephens,
93, of Lake City and former-
ly of Hardee County, passed
away on Wednesday, July 25,
2012, at North Florida
Regional Medical Center in
Born in Columbia County
on July 18, 1919, the young-
est of three children born to
the late Pasco and Mamie
Tolbert Jones. She was a
graduate of Green Cove
Springs High School class of
1937 and also the Jones
Business College in Sarasota
in 1938.
She met her late husband
of 59 years of marriage, E.W..
"Pat" Stephens, while she
was working at Camp Blan-
ding in Keystone Heights and
together they farmed for over
40 years in Hardee County.
Mrs. Stephens attended both
Bethel United Methodist
Church and Tustenuggee
United Methodist Church in
Columbia County.
She was preceded in death
by her brother Trammell
Jones in 1975; sister Elise
Fleckenstein in 1999, and
husband of 59 years, E. W.
"Pat" Stephens in 1998.
Survivors include her son
and daughter-in-law, Larry
W. and Hilda Stephens of
Tampa; her daughter and
son-in-law, Carolyn J. and
Gene Conerly of Sebring; six
grandchildren; 16 great-
grandchildren; and her previ-
ous special caregivers, and
most recently, Gail Burress
of Lake City.
Funeral services were con-
ducted on Monday, July 30,
2012, at 2 p.m. at New Zion
Baptist Church in Ona with
the Rev. Stephen Darley, pas-
tor and the Rev. Robert
Roberts officiating. Inter-
ment will follow in the
church cemetery. Visitation
with the family was Sunday
afternoon from 2 to 4 p.m. at
the funeral home and also on
Monday from I to 2 p.m.,
One hour prior to the service,
at the church.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to the
Humane Society of your
choice. Please sign the guest-
book at www.guerryfuneral-
Guerry Funeral Home
Lake City

Despite requests for an
updated report, the FHP has
failed to provide an identifica-
tion for the victim.
The crash happened at 6 a.m.
as the van was traveling south-
bound on U.S. 17 and Ramirez
was traveling northbound. The
van crossed the center line and
into the direct path of Ramirez,
the FHP report said.
The vehicles collided head-
The van came to a final rest
facing a northwesterly direction
while Ramirez' semi came to a
stop across both lanes facing
northwesterly. The van then
caught on fire, the FHP said.
No charges have been filed at
this time.


Diana Cheryl Fickner Owen,
65, of Fort Meade, died on Fri-
day, July 27, 2012, in Sebring.
She was born on June 24,
1947, in Wauchula, the daugh-
ter of Walter Eugene and
Marjorie Tucker Fickner. She
was a homemaker.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, Harold Owen.
Survivors include two sons,
Brad Owen of Lakeland and
Michael Owen of Sebring;
daughter Ivy Parker of Fort
Meade; sister Debbie Bryan of
Sebring; brother Walter Eugene
Fickner II of Memphis, Tenn.;
and four grandchildren, Erica,
Emily, Dylan and Savannah.
Funeral services were held
on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at 10
a.m. at McLean Funeral Home
in Fort Meade with Pastor
Andrew Quaid officiating.
Condolences may be made to
the family at www.mcleanfu-
neralhome.net. Arrangements
are by McLean Funeral Home
in Fort Meade.

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Emma Sue Parker, one
month old, of Wauchula, died
on Monday. July 30. 2012, at
Florida Hospital. Orlando.
She was born June 23,
2012, in Orlando.
Survivors include her par-
ents Jennifer Nichole and
Tommy Lee Parker Jr. of
Wauchula; grandparents Tom-
.my Parker, Debbie and
Eugene Papa Jr.. and Lori
Grills; great-grandparents
Carol Ann and Samuel Sink
Jr.; brother Timmy Cowart;
sister Maddisson Cowart; and
aunts and uncles Mallory and
Eugene Papa III, Chelsea and
Alan Botkin, Megan Grills
and Marlena Parker.
Services were Wednesday,
Aug. 1. 2012, at noon at
Robarts Garden Chapel with
the Rev. Jimmy Morse offici-
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


Dear Editor:
I have written the enclosed
article to let Hardee County res-
idents know about a Bowling
Green native who has become a
published writer. Sandra Albrit-
ton Hampton, who writes under
the name Sandi Hampton, has
published six western romance
novels and has two more sched-
uled to be published in the next
six months.
Sandra is my sister-in-law
and I'm extremely proud of her
accomplishments. Her sister
Betty Durastanti and brother-in-
law David still live in Bowling
If you can, please publish the
article in an upcoming edition
of the Herald Advocate.

Thank you,
Sue Pepper Albritton
Sister-in Law

Sandra Albritton Hampton is
a Hardee County native who
has written and published six
western romance novels.
Sandra and her brother Kale
and sisters Betty and Jackie
grew up in Bowling Green.
The daughter of Jack and
Eddyth Albritton, she attended
Bowling Green Elementary,

There are many who talk on 1
from knowledge, and who
haustible fund of conversation

then Hardee Junior-Senior High
School where she graduated in
After attending business
school, she settled in Tampa
and worked at the Hillsborough
County Health Department for
18 years, then transferred to the
Broward County Health
Department and worked there
two years.
She retired, and then decided
to return to the work force. She
then worked as a legal assistant
for Stichter, Riedel, Blain &
Prosser, P.A. for many years
and now works there part-time.
Sandi has always loved sto-
ries of the "Old West," of coura-
geous cowboys and the amaz-
ing women who loved them, of
gunfights and cattle drives and
the brave lawmen who kept the
peace. Ever since John Wayne
and Clair Trevor crossed
Monument Valley in a stage-
coach to Kevin Costner cross-
ing open range to Russell
Crowe catching the 3:10 to
Yuma, she has loved westerns.
She spent a lot of time grow-
ing up watching the oldies:
"Johnny Yuma", "The
Rifleman", "Big Valley" and
"Have Gun, Will Travel."
Sandra writes under the name
Sandi Hampton. Her first novel

from ignorance rather than
find the former an inex-
-William Hazlitt

Last Chance for Love was pub-
lished by The Wild Rose Press
as an e-book on August 13,
2008, and in print on September
26, 2008. Samantha s Sacrifice
was released on October 2,
2009, as an e-book and in print.
When You Least Expect It was
released as an e-book on March
3, 2010, followed by The
Outlaw's Daughter on July 28,
Her latest book Gambling on
Love was released in February
2012 and is available as an e-
book or in print from The Wild
Rose. Miss Lily's Boarding
House will be released in
November of this year. Most of
her books can be ordered from
Sandi is excited to announce
that Broken Promises, her debut
novel with Champagne Books,
was released July 1, 2012.
Sandi Hampton has a way
with her words that make the
story become memorable. The
themes transcend the old west
into modern day emotions -
love, fear, jealousy, greed,
hope, etc.
Sandi has been writing since
1985 but had almost given up
on being published until her
first book was accepted by Wild
Rose Press in 2008. Since then

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she has been actively getting
her books published.
She feels her dreams have
been realized as she continues
When not writing, she loves
to ride their motorcycle with
her husband 'Howard. They
have two children, four grand-
children and a great-grandson
who keep them busy.

Email: mshll@tampabay.rr-
Myspace: www.MySpace.com-
Web Page: www.SandiHamp-
Facebook: facebook.com/-

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the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
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Letter To The Editor

American Legion Is

Neutral In Politics

Dear Editor,
Recently, a candidate was
campaigning on the grounds of
the American Legion.
Article II, Section 2 of the
American Legion Constitution
LEGION shall be absolutely
nonpolitical and shall not be
used for the dissemination of
partisan principles nor for' the
promotion of the candidacy of
any person seeking public
office or preferment."
We certainly encourage peo-
ple to exercise the freedoms
that patriotic men and women
have fought to preserve for over

two-hundred years. As an
organization, we support the
process but must remain apart
from the politics.
The American Legion
grounds cannot be used for any
campaign activities or displays.
On behalf of our post members
and organization, I would like
to extend my appreciation to all
who honor our request.

Joseph Filice
American Legion
Herger Williams Post No. 2

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The Southwest Florida Water
Management District (SWFWMD)
announces the following public
meeting to which all interested
persons are invited:
Joint Industrial and Public
Supply Advisory Committee
meeting: To discuss committee
business. Governing Board
Members may attend.
DATE/TIME: Tuesday, August 14,
2012; 1 p.m. (this is a change of
time from the published calendar)
Service Office, 7601 US Highway
301 North, Tampa FL 33637
A copy of the agenda may be
obtained by contacting: Water-
Matters.org Boards, Meetings &
Event Calendar; 1(800)423-1476
(FL only) or (352)796-7211.
Pursuant to the provision of the
Americans with Disabilities Ac
any person requiring reasonable
accommodations to participate in
this workshop/meeting is asked
to advise the agency at least 5
days before the workshop/meet-
ing by contacting SWFWMD's
Human Resources Bureau Chief,
2379 Broad Street, Brooksville,
Florida 34604-6899; telephone
(352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-
800-423-1476 (FL only), ext.
4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-
6103; or email to ADACoordina-
If any person decides to appeal
any decision made by the
Board/Committee with respect to
any matter considered at this
meeting or bearing, he/she will
need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceeding is
made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence from
which the appeal is to be issued.
For more information, you may
contact: Debby.Weeks@water-
matters.org 1(800)423-1476 (FL
only) or (352)796-7211, x4751
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This is a female Catahoula Leopard Cur Mix.
She is and adult gray/black ticked with white with a
short coat and a long tail. Great personality, well-
behaved and gets along with other dogs.

Adoption fees are $45 and include a rabies vaccination and spaying or
neutering of the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopt-
ing any cats or dogs that desperately need a loving home. The kennel
location is 685 Airport Road, Wauchula, at the county landfill.

Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers. Room 102
Courthouse Annex. 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
unless otherwise noted
Regular meetings first Thursday at 8:30 a.m. & third Thursday at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF August 02nd at 8:30 a.m. & 16th at 6:00 p.m.
August 30th 3:00 p.m. BCC & Planning & Zoning Joint Meeting CF In-
dustries DRI
MONTH OF August 28th at 8:30 a.m
Meets on second Tuesday of each month. EDC 9.00 a.m. IDA 10:00
MONTH OF August 14th
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each
month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF August 2nd
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Building
Department Conference Room, 401 West Main Street
MONTH OF August 13th
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF August 06th
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF August -No meeting scheduled.

Meets second Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m.
MONTH OF August To be announced.

at 701 LaPlaya Drive,

Meets quarterly at Hardee County Health Department Auditorium at Noon
MONTH OF August No meeting scheduled.
Usually meets third Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF August -21st at 5:30 p.m.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioner's
office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with re-
spect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that. for such purpose, he/she may
need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to
be based.

Minor L. Bryant, Chairman



Case No. 252012CP000658


The administration of the
estate of CARL M. AUSTIN,
deceased, whose date of death
was July 2, 2012, 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 attor-
ney 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 the
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
The date of the first publication
of this Notice is August 2, 2012.
Personal Representative:
3954 Oak Hills Ranches Road
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Attorney for Personal
John W. H. Burton, of
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopler: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar Number: 0650137

Letter To The Editor
Hardee Chamber of Commerce
Announces Political Positions

Dear Editor:
Over the past year, the
Hardee County Chamber of
Commerce Business Advocacy
Committee (BAC) has become
increasingly involved in legisla-
tive and political issues facing
Hardee County.
From lobbying trips with leg-
islators in Tallahassee to posi-
tions on specific legislation
affecting our members and
business community, our Board
of Directors, with leadership
provided by the BAC, is com-
mitted to be the "Voice of
Business" and is working to
expand our roles in such areas.
To aid citizens and Chamber
members in making the correct
decision while placing their
vote, we, the Chamber took a
proactive stance in helping
inform and educate. The mem-

bers of our Board of Directors
developed questions to help
determine where the candidates
stand on specific issues that
affect our members and entire
business community.
The BAC formed positions
on each of the questions and
then mailed the questionnaires
to each of the electoral candi-
dates running for policy making
positions. A majority of the can-
didates returned their complet-
ed questionnaires, while others
elected not to participate.
The Chamber will release our
answers to the questionnaire for
the first time on the updated
chamber website, where the
candidates' responses will be
available as well. The Cham-
ber's website is www.hard-
eecc.com and is launching a
new design that will enable

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The City Commission of the City of Wauchula will hold the regular scheduled
workshop Monday August 6, 2012 at 5:00pm, or as soon thereafter as it reasonably
can be held. The agenda can be viewed at 126 South 7th Avenue or www.city-

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 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 verba-
tim 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 as-
pect 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) 773-3131.
S/ Richard K. Nadaskay Jr.
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk

more tools for members and
more information for viewers.
The new website includes an
app for Androids and will be
rolling out an app available for
Iphones in the near future.
To see where this year's can-
didates stand on issues affecting
Hardee County businesses and
organizations, visit the Cham-
ber's website at www.hard-

Casey Dickson
Executive Director
Derren Bryan
Steven Southwell
Chair, Business Advocacy

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Letters To Public
Alpha & Omega Freedom
Ministries Seek Help

Dear Hardee County Residents:
Alpha & Omega Freedom
Ministries, Inc. is dedicated to
working with those who are
experiencing the hardship of
domestic violence and home-
lessness in Hardee County.
Hannah's House offers a safe
shelter for the women and chil-
dren who are going through this
experience, as well as food,
medical assistance, clothing,
assistance to gain employment
or further their education.
We counsel them through
Gillespie's Counseling Center
in Domestic Violence Victims
Classes', Parenting, Anger Man-
agement, Substance Abuse,
Domestic Violence prevention,
and much more. We offer indi-
vidual as well as group counsel-
ing and we also offer children's
The need is so great! Recent-
ly we have had several young
mothers to come to us for help.
Hannah's House is our shelter
name, and we presently could
use more beds, linens and bed-
spreads to help turn our church
room into a dormitory to help
fill the need. However, most of
them cornme with just the clothes
they can scrape together and the
apartments are not furnished.
We presently have several wait-
ing for a bed.
We have recently expanded
our program through building a
17-unit apartment complex. We
have had to turn away as many
as 7 women with a total of 17
children within *one week; the
complex needed to be built.
We could use your help. The
apartments need everything

from bedroom furniture, living
area furniture, towels, wash-
cloths, linens, pots and pains as
well as other kitchen items. 'Yo
may provide good used items or
Inew, of course,
Maybe you or your church
could adopt an apartfmenltt to
help provide for the women
who have completed Hannah's
House criteria but need some
additional help to get on their
They may stay in the apart-
ments for up to two years,
which for some can mean a col-
lege education or a good job
after they finish the classes we
provide. The rent runs from
$300 to $475, which includes
We also have a great need for
$6,000 for insurance on
Hannah's House, as well as
$3,000 for a good used mower
to keep the grounds mowed
more efficiently. We are a
501(C)(3) non-profit organiza-
tion and will provide a receipt
for tax purposes for those who
wish it. May God bless you in
this effort! We thank you in
advance for help!
Lorraine Gillespie
Executive Director
Dear Community,
We at Hannah's House and
Alpha & Omega Freedom Min-
istries are in need of your help.
The need for the previous items
is so great that we are looking
to you for your support in help-
ing us to provide a safe shelter
for the women who call needing
a safe place to go with their

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do exceedingly and abundantly
more than we can ever think,
do, or imagine and we are
believing that e will touch
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paragraphs, our apartiliment com-
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nished. We get calls everyday
from someone who needs a safe
place to go where they can
bring their children. It is heart-
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We will accept any contribu-
tions you can make and give
receipt of that contribution. If
you wish to make a monetary
donation for a specific need or
if you perhaps would like to
sponsor a room or a family, that
can be arranged, also.
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National Attention

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As the Hardee Wildcats are
getting set for their season start
in less than a month, one player
has been receiving some nation-
al recruiting attention after at-
tending several camps.
Junior Keyon Brown has
spent quite some time this sum-
mer traveling from college to
college around the state and
even made a trip to Texas.
He has attended camps at the
University of Florida, Florida
State University and the Uni-
versity of Miami during the past
several weeks. He was offered a
full scholarship to attend Miami
by Head Coach Al Golden
while at the camp and both
Florida and FSU are showing
strong interest.
Brown has also already been
offered scholarships from the
University of Central Florida
and Louisiana-Lafayette.
South Carolina and Louis-
iana State University are also
recruiting Brown hard and he
expects an offer to come from
them soon, Brown said.
The 16-year-old defensive
end/linebacker prospect meas-
ured in at 6-2 and weighed 223
pounds at the Florida camp last
week. At the camp he. said he
was measured on his broad and
vertical jumps before going
onto the field and competing

against the other prospects in a
series of drills.
Brown is equally impressive
in the weight room where his
personal best for the clean and
jerk is 435 pounds and his max
bench press is 330 pounds.
He was invited to Texas in
early July to attend the Rivals
100 underclassman camp,
which is only for the top 100
rated junior prospects in the
country. At the end of the camp
he was rated as the third best
defensive end prospect and the
sixth best defensive prospect in
the nation.
In the classroom, Brown also
excels as he carries a grade
point average of about 3.4.
Once in college Brown
would like to study sports med-
icine or something that can
allow him to be involved with
He is enjoying the early
stages of his recruiting process
and is trying to stay focused and
Brown did admit to being a
childhood University of Florida
Gator fan and was wearing
Gator flip flops when he was
being interviewed but said he
was leaving his options open as
to where he will go to college.
"It hasn't been a distraction
or caused me to get a big head,"
he said. "My mom won't let
that happen." Brown said his
mother helps him with the

process a lot.
"She still lets me have fun
but sometimes acts like my
agent," he said with a grin. He
said getting attention and being
measured against other
prospects has made him want to
excel more.
His goal for the coming sea-
son is to average at least 2 sacks
per game.
If he stays healthy, and the
Wildcats continue their momen-
tum and success from last sea-
son, he could end up posting a
very large number in the sack
column by season's end.

Of The Herald-Advocate
There's over $3,700 waiting
for people at the Hardee County
Clerk's Office.
For the 28 people who are
owed part of the $3,719.7
money, it could be a windfall.
Some checks could be small,
the smallest are $5.53 and
$5.58. Some could be large, the
largest is $500. There are a
dozen over $200.
People were sent these
checks, but they were returned
as unclaimed.
A couple are for jury duty.

Some are witness fees for
someone subpoenaed for a trial.
Others could be refund of cash
bonds or the balance of them
which the court ordered
returned to the defendant.
The monies are from checks
sent two years ago. To receive
them, the person must go to the
Clerk of Courts office on the
second floor of the Hardee
County Courthouse and provide
Unless someone claims the
money before Sept. 1, the
money will be considered for-
feited and placed in the Fine

and Forfeiture Fund and sent on
to the state coffers.
A complete list of the 28 peo-
ple owed small or large checks
was printed in an ad, NOTICE,
on page 5C of last week's issue.

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Kyle Braxton & Sandee Redding
Sandee Redding Engaged
To Marry Kyle Braxton

Merle and Susan Redding and
Lynn and Renee Revell, of
Wauchula, announce the
engagement of their daughter,
Sandra Dee Redding, to Michael
Kyle Braxton, the son of Mike
and Brenda Braxtor of Bowling
The bride-elect is a 2003
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School, and earned a bachelor of
arts degree in accounting in
2007 at Florida State University.

She is currently employed at
Hardee Senior High School,
and resides in Bowling Green.
The prospective groom is a
2005 graduate of Hardee Senior
High School. He is a resident of
Bowling Green, and is
employed by Mike Braxton
Caretaking. ,
Plans are being made for a
Saturday, Oct. 6, wedding at the
College Hill Community Center
in Bowling Green.

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Last week 7/23 7/28 a red
3 yr. old Braford Bull with
light white spot on his side
was stolen from Murphy Rd.
He was last seen in the
pasture of J. Stark and his
brother Walter Stark at 2746
Murphy Rd.

If anyone
last week

bought a bull
that fits his

description, please contact
Randy Scott, 735-0401 or
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Naomi Erekson, of the Green Acres 4-H Club, recently
visited Washington, D.C., along with hundreds of 4-H'ers
from all over the U.S. southern region for Citizenship
Washington Focus, an annual' 4-H event which intro-
duces youth to the legislative process on Capitol Hill and
gives them the opportunity to meet with congressional
delegates from their respective states and districts. Tours
of museums and historical sites are also part of the
week-long event and include George Washington's
home, Mount Vernon, as well as the White House. Naomi
is the daughter of Denise and Ronny Erekson and will
attend South Florida State College as a freshman in the

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Earlier in the summer Hardee
County was represented inter-
natitmally by four local high
school students.
Making their names known at
the Intel International Science
& Engineering Fair through
activities, information ex-
change on their projects, and
discussions for future plans
were Rayna Parks and Destiny
McCauley. They accompanied
competitors Brandon Beatty
and Millie Jones as observers.
After participating in science
fairs for the last three years,
Rayna was able to take her proj-
ect, a look into the concentra-
tion of orange juice and its
effect on metal corrosion, fur-
ther than imagined.
"It was a really big offer to let
me -attend the international fair
this year," she said. "I wasn't a
finalist or anything, but it still

111meant a lot to me and showed
how hard I worked on my proj-
ect this year. I hope to become a
finalist and go to Phoenix next
Rayna is the 14-year-old
daughter of Chris and Donna
Parks of Duette, in Manatee
County. She attends Hardee
Her counterpart, Destiny, the
17-year-old daughter of Tim
and Nell McCauley, posed the
question of whether or not corn
preparation affects Angus, cat-
tle's amount of greenhouse gas
"My project was such a dif-
ferent one; most people don't
use animals or at least cows as
their test subjects," she said. "I
feel like because of that and the
fact that greenhouse gas emis-
sions are such a big topic right
now, I was chosen to attend
Destiny was presented the

first-place ribbon in zoology
locally at the high school sci-
ence fair, and received the Air
Force award at the regional
level before being chosen to go
to Pittsburg as an official
The Intel fair is sponsored by
the Society for Science & the
Public, which has put into
action a student observer pro-
gram for the second year run-
ning. A representative from the
program notes "observers are
selected by the affiliated sci-
eLice fairs that bring students to
Intel ISEF. They are typically
runners-up at the fair and often
juniors or younger; many fairs
see attending ISEF as an
observer as a way to inspire
younger students for the
upcoming years."
Both students have the goal
of attending the Intel ISEF next
year as participants.

Rayna Parks and Destiny McCauley attended the international science fair as "official
student observers," accompanying the participants. Pictured (from left) are finalists
Brandon Beatty and Milli Jones as well as official observers Rayna and Destiny.

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Armed with elbow grease and energy, these Panther Youth Partners made a clean
sweep of the Hardee County Public Library on Friday, July 20. Everything in their path
"sparkled," library staff said. And they even did windows! Pictured (front row, from left)
are Joseph Juarez, Michael Moreno, Shaina Todd, Kaylee Mancillas, Steven Radandt
and Brandon Vargas; (back) Nyshira Jackson, Katie Wheeler, Merislene Ciemeus,
Reham Alqabsi, Adna Metayer and Desiree Smith. Panther Youth Partners is a grant-
funded program through Heartland Workforce in partnership with South Florida State
College. It consists of high school juniors and seniors, and provides support services
for educational and employment goals

Victory Praise Center will be
holding a gospel sing on
Saturday at 7 p.m.. featuring
"Covered By Grace."
Pastor Robert Murphy and
the congregation invite you to
join them at the church at 132
E. Main St., Bowling Green for
this special event. Finger foods
will he served following the
Tire deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursdav at 5
for the next edition.

A human being loses an av.
erage of 40 to 100 strands
of hair a day.

That's all it takes to speak up for a child. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
(If office unattended, please leave message.)

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Registration Fee $30
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$65 per child per week (Non-Member)
EFT Mandatory-No Cash/No Checks
Y-Scholarships Available
(Please see the Membership Representative at the front desk)
ELC Scholarship Certificates Accepted

We offer transportation from
Wauchula Elementary,
North Wauchula Elementary
Hilltop Elementary
and Hardee Junior High

Homework Hour Health -f Nutrition Lab
Reading Lab Computer Lab Structured Outside 6&
Inside Activities Arts 6f Crafts* Sports
Healthy Snack Provided

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The Office Of The 21st

Century: Wherever You Are

Remember when "work"
meant you had to be in the
office no matter what? Even if
you needed to leave for a doc-
tor's appointment or take a
delivery at home, you'd still
need to commute into the
office. only to turn around and
return midday, taking valuable
business time. Chances were if
you had the ability to work any-
where-or take advantage of
what we think of today as a
"mobile workstyle"-you would
have had a more productive
workday while balancing per-
sonal appointments.
Workers no longer need to be
tethered to an office. The latest
technology available on smart-
phones, tablets and laptops
makes it easier to get your job
done from a home office or a
coffee shop. Plus, cloud com-
puting-which allows workers to
safely and quickly access work
applications as long as they're
online-ensures that you don't
need to be in a cubicle to do
your job.
Citrix, a company that
designs cloud and virtualization
technology, makes it easier to
be mobile. A mobile workstyle
enables employees to work
from an optimal location, can
boost productivity and increase
job satisfaction, which in turn
helps recruiting and retention.
"We no longer need to define
the workplace as an office,

cubicle or meeting room," said
Kim DeCarlis. vice president of
corporate marketing for Citrix.
"Businesses that allow their em-
ployees to engage in a mobile
workstyle will find they'll keep,
the best people, reduce stress,
and create a workplace that's,
conducive to results."
A mobile workstyle isn't just
for technology firms. If you
work for a local accounting or
legal firm and your company
loses electricity, this technology
means you can work from any-
where and not get behind. If
foul weather closes roads, being
able to work anywhere can
ensure that things stay on
The benefits of a mobile
workstyle are too numerous to
list, but here are a few:
It keeps talent: Location
becomes irrelevant, making it
possible to hire employees that
live beyond commuting dis-
It's green: Fewer cars on
the road means less air pollu-
It's cost effective: Less
office space means reduced real
estate costs, and employees
spend less on gas, plus gain pre-
cious time back.
So before jumping in your car
to sit in traffic and run into your
office, ask yourself (and your
manager), "Where will I be
most productive?"

Smaf' Increase In

Garbage Disposal

Of The Herald-Advocate
For people in the unincorpo-
rated areas of the county, there
will be a $4.57 increase in their
garbage collection/disposal
There is no change at this
time for those in the municipal-
ities and who take their garbage
to the landfill. Proposed tipping
fee changes are being consid-
ered in the next year or two.
County manager Lex Albrit-
ton discussed the Fire-Rescue
and Solid Waste assessments
which are under review and
possible approval of resolutions
on them at the Hardee County
Commission meeting today
Although the meeting begins
at 8:30 a.m. with four public
hearings, the assessment'deci-
sions are scheduled for 10:50
and 11:05 a.m. The commission
meeting in Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W. Orange
Street, Wauchula.
Albritton explained the
change in the solid waste rates,
which applies only to the unin-
corporated areas of the county
serviced by franchise Hardee
Disposal Inc. The collection
rate 'has a built-in Consumer
Price Index relationship, which
for this year results in a
decrease from $101.92 to
$101.49. However, the disposal
or tipping fee portion of cus-
tomers' bills will increase from

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$70 to $75. That makes a net
increase of $4.57 on each resi-
dence in the unincorporated
areas of the county.
Albritton said the current tip-
ping fees of $62.50 per ton are
nowhere near meeting the costs
of operation of the landfill. But,
until the conditions of the pend-
ing permit to open a new five-
acre site are known, it is diffi-
cult to project costs. which
could be as much as $120 per
Putting in pumps to recycle
leachate will reduce some costs,
including paying the City of
Wauchula to process the leach-
ate water at its sewer plant.
Recycling leachate will help
with decomposition and a new
compactor has an attachment to
spread a tarp on each section as
it is worked on. These and other
methods will save costs.
Also on Thursday's agenda is
a proposed resolution continu-
ing the Fire-Rescue assess-
ments. The rates which were
decreased significantly last year
will continue: $121.25 for each
residential unit; 21 cents per
square foot for commercial;
eight cents per square foot for
industrial/warehouse; 21 cents
per square foot for institutional;
$8.93 for transient/hotel/motel;
and 44 cents an acre for vacant
Fire-Rescue and Solid Waste
costs are included with the
annual ad valorem tax bills.

New Tools And Techniques

For Combating Cancer

New and improved cancer
treatments now being devel-
oped by research scientists and
doctors are, along with early
detection, helping many pat-
ients manage and even beat
many types of cancer.
Some Vital Statistics
A strong investment in new
biopharmaceutical research
combined with a deep commit-
ment to patients is resulting in
some remarkable progress in
the fight against cancer. Over
the last few decades, significant
progress in biopharmaceutical
research and development has
contributed to steady improve-
ments in cancer survivorship
rates in the U.S. According to
the American Cancer Society,
the cancer death rate fell 22 per-
cent for men and 14 percent for
women between 1990 and
2007, which translated to
898,000 fewer deaths from the
disease in this period. Yet, with
all the progress, cancer remains
the second-leading cause of
early death-nearly one of every
four deaths in the United States-
exceeded only by heart disease.
What's Being Done
Building on these advances,
biopharmaceutical researchers
are today working on nearly
1,000 new cancer treatments.
Many are high-tech medicines
to fight cancers in new ways.
Researchers are also re-examin-
ing some existing medicines
that show promise for other
types of cancer. According to a
recent report by the Pharm-
aceutical Research and Man-
ufacturers of America
(PhRMA), the new cancer treat-
ments include:

A medicine that interferes
with the metabolism of cancer
cells and deprives them of the
energy provided by glucose.
A medicine for acute
myeloid leukemia (AML) that
inhibits cancer cells with a
mutation found in about a third
of AML sufferers.
A therapy that uses nano-
technology to target the deliv-
ery of medicines to cancer cells,
potentially overcoming some
limitations of existing treat-
These hundreds of new can-
cer medicines now being devel-
oped represent real hope for
lessening the burden of cancer
to patients, their families and
More Cancer Facts
Men have slightly less than
a one-in-two lifetime risk of
developing cancer; for women,
the risk is a little more than one
in three. About 77 percent of all
cancers are diagnosed in
patients ages 55 and older.
This year alone, more than
1.6 million new cancer cases
are expected to be diagnosed,
and an estimated 577,190 peo-
ple are expected to die of can-
cer. That's more than 1,500 peo-
ple a day.
Scientific evidence sug-
gests that about one-third of the
cancer deaths expected this year
will be related to overweight or
obesity, physical inactivity and
poor nutrition, and thus could
be prevented.
To learn more about new
medicines in development to
fight cancer, visit http://-



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will hold a
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2012, 6:05 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BoCC Board Room 102
412 West Orange St., 1st floor Courthouse Annex
Wauchula, FL
to hear the proposed Ordinance and to receive public input
for the first reading of
An Ordinance of Hardee County, Florida relating to
simulated gambling establishments; providing for a
purpose and adopting findings; providing definitions;
imposing a temporary moratorium on the acceptance
of applications for, the processing of, and the issu-
ance or approval of any zoning clearance, rezoning,
permit, special exception, major special exception, site
plan or any other official action of Hardee County
permitting or having the effect of permitting the
construction and/or operation of new simulated
gambling establishments; providing for existing busi-
nesses; providing for an effective date and duration;
providing for geographic area covered; providing for
severability; and providing for filing with the
Department of State.
Minor Bryant, Chairman
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing
to make special arrangements should contact the County Manager's
Office at least two (2) working days prior to the BoCC Public Hearing
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code. Copies of the documents
relating to the proposals are available for public inspection during
weekdays between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the
Planning and Development Department, 110 S. 9'h Ave., Wauchula,
Florida. If you wish to discuss the proposals, please call 863 767
1964 to schedule an appointment with Hardee County Planning and
Development Director.
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering
any decision the Board of County Commissioners shall rely solely
on testimony that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need
to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court
reporter. 08:02c






August 2, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 5B

For many babies, teething
can be a painful experience.
Finding safe and effective ways
to ease a baby's discomfort can
challenge new parents, but
there are many natural solutions
that can help.
Teething usually begins when"
a baby's primary teeth come
through the gums, somewhere
between the ages of 3 and 12
months old. By age 3, most
children have all 20 of their first
Lauren Feder, M.D., is a
nationally recognized physician
and author who specializes in
primary care medicine, pedi-
atrics and homeopathy. She

Sun Data
Rise: 6:51 AM
Set: 8:15 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 24 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 8:31 PM
Set: 7:19 AM
Overhead: 1:33 AM
Underfoot: 1:59 PM
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
1:33 AM 3:33 AM
1:59 PM 3:59 PM
Minor Times
7:19AM -8:19AM
8:31 PM 9:31 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -4
Sun Data
Rise: 6:51 AM
Set: 8:14 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 23 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:10 PM
Set: 8:19 AM
Overhead: 2:24 AM
Underfoot: 2:48 PM
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
2:24 AM 4:24 AM
2:48 PM 4:48 PM
Minor Times
8:19 AM 9:19 AM
9:10 PM 10:10 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -4

Sun Data
Rise: 6:52 AM
Set: 8:13 PM
Day Length
13 hrs.21 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 9:45 PM
Set: 9:17 AM
Overhead: 3:12 AM
Underfoot: 3:35 PM
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
3:12 AM 5:12 AM
3:35 PM 5:35 PM
Minor Times
9:17 AM -10:t17AM
9:45 PM 10:45 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -4
Sun Data
Rise: 6:52 AM
Set: 8:12PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 20 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:20 PM
Set: 10:13 AM
Overhead: 3:58 AM
Underfoot: 4:20 PM
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
3:58 AM 5:58 AM
4:20 PM 6:20 PM
Minor Times
10:13 AM- 11:13 AM
10:20 PM-I11:20 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -4

says, "All babies experience
teething differently: Some expe-
rience a lot of discomfort while
others may show no symptoms.
And while a baby might experi-
ence one episode of teething
with pain, a subsequent tooth
may cause little to no pain."
The telltale signs of teething
include irritability, drooling,
chin rash, biting and gnawing,
diarrhea, low-grade fever, and
wakefulness at night about
three to five days before a tooth
breaks through the gum. Be-
cause a baby cannot communi-
cate his or her needs, parents
may want to try a variety of
solutions to relieve the discom-

Sun Data
Rise: 6:53 AM
Set: 8:12 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 19 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 10:55 PM
Set: 11:08 AM
Overhead: 4:42 AM
Underfoot: 5:05 PM
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
4:42 AM 6:42 AM
5:05 PM 7:05 PM
Minor Times
11:08 AM-12:08 PM
10:55 PM-11:55 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -4
Sun Data
Rise: 6:54 AM
Set: 8:11 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 17 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 11:31 PM
Set: 12:02 PM
Overhead: 5:27 AM
Underfoot: 5:49 PM
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
5:27 AM 7:27 AM
5:49 PM 7:49 PM
Minor Times
12:02 PM 1:02 PM
11:31 PM-12:31 AM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -4

Sun Data
Rise: 6:54 AM
Set: 8: 10 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 16 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: -:--
Set: 12:55 PM
Overhead: 6:12 AM
Underfoot: 6:34 PM
Moon Phase
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
6:12 AM 8:12 AM
6:34 PM 8:34 PM
Minor Times
12:55 PM- 1:55 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -4
Sun Data
Rise: 6:55 AM
Set: 8:09 PM
Day Length
13 hrs. 14 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:08 AM
Set: 1:48 PM
Overhead: 6:57 AM
Underfoot: 7:20 PM
Moon Phase
Last Quarter
Major Times
6:57 AM 8:57 AM
7:20 PM 9:20 PM
Minor Times
12:08 AM -1:08 AM
1:48 PM 2:48 PM
Solunar Rating
Time Zone
UTC: -4

fort of these symptoms. starting
with the most gentle and natu-
"Cold washcloths. teething
ring's and massage can help
soothe swollen, irritated gunss"
notes Dr. Feder. "Hard frozen
foods and vegetables can pres-
ent a choking hazard. however.
so it's best to provide safe ob-
jects to chew on."
While many parents have
used over-the-counter numbing
benzocaine-based gels and liq-
uids to ease teething pain, the
FDA has advised that they can
lead to a rare but serious condi-
tion called methemoglobine-
Symptoms of methemoglo-
binemia may be difficult for
parents to interpret because
they can be attributed to other
illnesses. Concerned parents
should ask their doctor before
using benzocaine teething- gels
on a child, particularly under
the age of 2. A consumer update
from the FDA on this topic can
be found at www.fda.gov.
"Natural medicines such as
homeopathic teething tablets
and gels can provide effective
relief from mouth and gum
pain," says Dr. Feder. "They are
formulated to temporarily re-
lieve the symptoms of simple'
restlessness and wakeful irri-
tability and to help reduce red-
ness and inflammation of
gums," she adds.
Hyland's all-natural Baby
Teething Tablets melt instantly
upon contact and have been
trusted by parents for over 85
years to ease teething discom-
fort without numbing a baby's
(These statements are based
upon traditional homeopathic
practice. They have not been
reviewed by the Food and Drug
For more natural medicine
suggestions and valuable offers,
visit www.hylandsbaby.com.

The 555-foot-tall Washington Monument contains an estimated 36,000 granite and
marble stones that weigh 90,000 tons.

Teething Tips

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Please call: (863) 767-1616

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Do You Saltwater

Fish? Tell FWC!

If you go saltwater fishing in
this state, Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Commis-
sion researchers want to hear
about your experiences and
opinions through the new online
Florida Saltwater Fishing Panel.
Anyone with a valid Florida
saltwater fishing license or
Persons with Disabilities Res-
ident Hunting & Fishing
License, as well as exempt resi-
dents age 65 and older, can sign
up to take part in the panel,
which begins this summer.
Registered panel members
will be asked to complete one
Web-based survey per month for
a one-year period. The surveys
will each take 10-15 minutes to
While most of each survey
will focus on the angler's last
saltwater fishing trip in Florida
during the previous month, sur-
veys may also include questions
about current or proposed fish-
ing regulations, licenses, con-
servation of fish stocks and
management effectiveness.
FWC researchers will use sur-
vey data to estimate the eco-
bomic impact and value of salt-
water fishing in Florida, to


Opens With

New Month
Greater amberjack opened for
recreational harvest in Gulf of
I Mexico state and federal waters
on Wednesday.
The minimum size limit for
greater amberjack in Gulf of
Mexico waters is 30 inches fork
length, which is measured from
the tip of the fish's closed mouth
to the center of the fork in the
tail. In Atlantic state waters, the
size limit is 28 inches fork
Recreational anglers may take
one fish per person, per day.

assess the importance of fish
hatcheries, to estimate fishing
effort and catch rates and to
describe angler behavior.
The FWC will take informa-
tion gathered from panelists
into consideration as part of
management and policy-mak-
ing decisions.
Panel members will receive a
coupon from West Marine for
each monthly survey they com-
plete. Participants will also
have the opportunity to review
summary results from the
monthly surveys.
More than 200.000 anglers
'who provided their e-mail
addresses when they purchased
their licenses have already
received e-mails asking them to
register for the panel. Those
licensed anglers who have not
received an e-mail can sign Op
at www.fwcsaltwaterfishing-
panel.com, by clicking "Reg-
ister for the Panel."
Interested anglers must regis-
ter by Aug. 20 to receive the
September survey. However,
new members will be accepted
throughout the duration of the
panel's operation.

Reef fish gear rules apply whert
fishing for greater amberjack. In
Gulf waters, this means anglers
must use circle hooks, and have
a dehooking device and a vent-
ing tool on their vessel.
Using these tools will help
increase a fish's chance of sur-
vival if it is caught and returned
to the water.

The term "Ponzi scheme" is
named for the pyramid in-
vestment scheme devise
by Charles Ponzi in 1920
Ponzi promised a 50 per.
cent return in six months
but investors ended up los-
ing millions of dollars.

The President of the Major C. Morris

Scholarship Foundation For 6 Years
(Shown Below Are Pictures From 2010 Scholarship Banquet)

Ease a dependent child's
way through the court sys-
tem. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
(If office unattended, please leave

y a LLOYD HALL invites all
his friends and neighbors
to come see him at


205 N. Charleston Fort Meade
1-800-673-9512 *

I H u nt in /Fs h S iS n-gF o e at I

Academic Excellence
I will craft a strategic plan with measurable and achievable goals
to ensure intellectually and rigorous opportunities appropriate
for every student.
Fiscal Responsible
Fiscal responsibility is'not just about spending less it is about
getting the most out of the resources allotted. We must promote
innovation and identify best practices already in place and ensure
they are used throughout the school district.

Community Involvement
The board's critical upcoming decision, its Strategic Plan and its
response to growth, must ref ,ct the views of the larger

Comprehensive Planning
Create a plan to meet our current and pressing growth enrollment
and facilities needs that reflect a long-term comprehensive vision
for our schools.

* Marilyn B. Morris, 46 years of age, is
resident of Hardee County born &
* In the First Missionary Baptist church
of Wauchula, Fl.
* Hardee Senior High School graduate.

* Degree earned at Belford University.
* The President of the Major C. Morris
Scholarship Foundation for 6 years.
* Wife of the late Major C. Morris, two
sons, Major L. Morris & Lonnie Tirease
* Daughter of Ethel L. Browdy & the late
Sideny A. Browdy.


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/ Foreign and Domestic Cars / Diesel Engines
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* 24 Hour Towing Service Lowest Possible Rates Fast and Reliable
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Carol's Pool Service
Serving All Of Highlands & Hardee Counties

Call Us For All Your Pool Service Needs
Carol Tomblin Owner

/ 449-1806 or 452-6026

MARE HORSE good for breeding
or riding, call 863-245-4064, best
offer. 8:2p

PART-TIME JOB for self motivated'
person to clean our office. One
who can look and see what needs
done. Experience helpful. Apply
at Florida Fertilizer Company. We
are a drug free workplace.
Training Needed For 2 Year Olds
Class, Please Call 773-4701.
Mechanic, Welder. Experience
and MSHA training a plus. Local
and Out of Town Work, DFW -
EOE, 813-634-2517. 8:2p
horse/ranch hand for Ben Hill
Griffins Peace River Ranch.
hr@bhgrlffin.com or 863-635-
2251. EOE 7:26,8:2c
available. Part time, a.m. hours,
Mon-Fri. Apply within, no calls.
Pet Care Center, 915. N. 6th Ave.

2 BR/ 1 BA, ON 7 ACRES, 2294
SR 66, Call for appointment, 863-
235-0079. 7:12-8:9p

ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula Invites you
to come and see If you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control Is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Informa-
tion. tfc-dh
ATTENTION State Statutes
828.29 requires that all cats and
dogs sold in Florida be at least 8
weeks old, have an official health
certificate, have necessary shots
and be free of parasites. tfc-dh

U-PICK OKRA $1/pound. avail-
able Saturday, 7/21. Center Hill
Farm, 2949 Center Hill Road, 863-
223-5561. 8:2p

STOLEN BULL last week 7/23 -
7/28 a red 3 yr. old Bradford Bull
with light white spot on his side
was stolen from Murphy Rd. He
was last seen In the pasture of J.
Stark & his brother Walter Stark at
2746 Murphy Rd. If anyone
bought a bull last week that fits
his description, please contact
Randy Scott 735-0401 or Deputy
Ryan Waters, 773-0304, ext. 321.

axle, you remove, phone 863-224-
4790. 8:2nc
Planes, $150 firm, 863-781-9626.

months old, natural bobtail, 773-
3168. 8:2p

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FROM ANY ANGLE for your next car.

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FOR SALE: 51 acres of citrus
grove located 1 mile west of
downtown Wauchula on 64A and
Carlton Road. 3 year fruit contract
Acan be transferred. Ideal for
future development. Call 863-559-
5881. 7:19-8:

4 BR 2 BATH, Bowling Green,
$800 per month 1st and last
required, $375 security, 321-750-
7408 or 321-750-7532. 8:2-16p
ciency apartment In Wauchula.
Utilities Included $500 per month
or $125 per week. Damage
deposit and references required.
863-832-0676. 8:2p
Park Drive, Riverview. Central Air
& Heat. $1,000 monthly, call 773-
2309 to see. 8:2-16c
carport, nice neighborhood, for
Information 954-383-5078. 8:2,9p

MH 2/1 Large Lot, central air/heat,
$575 monthly, $300 deposit, 407-
929-6491. 8:2,9c
2 BR/ 1 BA, unfurnished house
near P.O. in Wauchula, newly ren-
ovated, no pets, no smoking,
$700/monthly, $700 deposit and
last months rent, 863-465-1007.
2 BR/2 Bath house $700 month-
ly/$500 deposit. No pets/no
smoking. 220 S. 7th Ave,
Wauchula. 863-781-0153/863-781-
0759. 7:26,8:2p
1 1/2 BEDROOM, 1 BATH, brick
house in Bowling Green on
Myrick Ave. $675 month Includes
water and light, $350 deposit. Call
Jesse 863-781-4967. 7:26,8:2p
FT. GREEN, 3 BR, 2 B, shaded lot,
1/4 acre, $195 per week Includes
electric, 276-768-6983. 7:26,8:2c
DUPLEX for rent 2 BR, 1 B, $550
rent plus $500 dep. Also 1 BR, 1
B, $400 rent no deposit,
Wauchula, 863-781-3570.



Learning Center looking for qualified teachers
with staff credentials and your FCCPC. Only
qualified persons need apply.

Must apply in person. No Phone Calls Please!

Open: Monday Friday 7:00am 5:30pm
Owner Linda Gibson '
Lead Teacher Robin Gibson N


Joe L09lav18

I Karen O'Neal
(863) 781-7633

(863) 773-2128
See more listings at

w/paved rd frontage. Great for Great home in Popash area on
pasture, farming or homesite. 2.5 acs. 2 miles from town.
$49,500! $138,000!
38.5 acs on the Peace River Commercial property on US17!
w/lots of beautiful oaks, pines & 38 storage units w/partial roof,
palmettos! Pole barn & city utilities, zoned C-2, sold "as
2BR/2BA MH. $479,900! is"! $225,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs pastureland located on Owen
zoned industrial on Hwy 17. Roberts Rd in western Hardee
$399,000! Co. $200,000!
Paradise: Little Gasparilla PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/2BA
Island-Beach Condo. 2BR/2BA, MH located on 5 acs near
Gulf front. $229,000! Zolfo Springs. $45,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 50 acs in 3BR/2BA/2CG home has beau-
NE Desoto Co; deer, turkey, tiful golf course view. $225,000!
wild hogs, beautiful live oaks, PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/2BA
improved pasture, pond & MH on 5 acs w/frontage on SR
creek. NOW $190,000! 62. NOW $70,000!
KENNY SANDERS.-....781-0153 KAREN O'NEAL.... 781-7633
KEVIN SANDERS........990-3093 MONICA REAS........781-0888
DAVID ROYAL...........781-3490 JIMM V EDENFIELD-.A48-2821
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206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338
James V. See, Jr., Broker

^ Real
m12 Rick Knight (863) 781-1396
John H. Gross (863) 273-1017
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664

location no smoking, no pets,
$650 month $600 security, 773-
9291, 781-1528. 8:2tfc
2 BR, 1 B, MH, 1034 Sparrow Rd.
Charlie Creek, $500 month, $300
sec., 863-781-4460. 7:26tfc
2/1 Upstairs Apartment, $750
monthly, 1st and $300 security
deposit, utilities included. No
smoking. No pets. 863-773-6255.
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. 7:5tfc
2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, Duplex,
$550 month, $550 deposit, 773-
0100. 6:21tfc
several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. &
Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 773-
9291. 3:22tfc
4 BEDROOM 2 BATH house in
town Wauchula, $850 month, 863-
781-1282, 863-781-0514. 7:19tfc
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

SE Region Drivers!
Great Pay, Hometime!
Bonuses, Vacation,
Layover, Stop
Pay + more!
23yoa. 2yrs T/T,
lyr OTR Exp req.
800-874-4270 x2

2 Salespeople

To sell the BEST
cars! Successful
candidates have
exc. people skills,
great work habits
& the desire to

Fantastic income
Training pay,
salary + comm.,
benefits & spiffs!

Apply in person to:

1031 U.S. HWY 17 N.

1405 U.S. HWY 17 S.

Come Ready to
Interview with
Kevin Hanchey!

Jim See

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


OFFICE/RETAIL Space 400 to
6000 square feet, Hwy. 17, 863-
832-1984. 6:28-8:9p

me for items, Jeanette Braddock,
863-448-4060. 7:12-8:9p
Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace
Fellowship Church, 131 S. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-
3816. 6:7tfc-dh
(Gillespie), Woman's Club on
Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
Sanders is the facilitator. For
more information call 773-5717.

For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
collects NOT brqken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. 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
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number. tfc-dh

123 N. 7th Ave. All donations
appreciated. Pick-up available for
large Items. 773-3069. 1:12tfc
now offers pick-up service for
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
9777. 12:29tfc
STORE, new look, new hours,
bargains. 7:12-8:9p
Ave., something for everyone
Reals, table chairs, lots of other
Items, 722 East Bay Street. 8:2p
FRIDAY, lots of stuff, 1843
Stansfield Ave. 8:2p
families, furniture, clothing, misc.
Corner of Mason Dixon and Lynn
Bowling Green. 8:2p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 8-1, Lots of
everything, 206 Ohio Ave.,
Wauchula. 8:2p
SATURDAY 8-12, Above stove
microwave 1 year old, 80 sq. ft.
ceramic tile grout, clothes, toys,
yard equipment, 42" Snapper
Mower & misc. 1864 Libby Dr.
Golfview. 8:2p
SALE, stained glass, antique
pews, mens clothes, tools, alot of
different antique items, pots, wide
range of Items. 505 South 7th
Ave. 8:2p
SATURDAY, 8:30am-2pm, 2594
Boyd Cowart Road, Wauchula.
Lots of misc. 8:2p
tools, clothing etc, 208 Park Drive
Riverview. 8:2p

computer services in Wauchula! Free Diagnosis!
*Computer, Cell Phone, TV & Electronics Repair
*Electronics Sales & Installations
*Security Cameras & Systems
*Fax & Notary Services *Computer Classes
863-767-1520 www.PcEmpire.Org `
748 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula



Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490

Zolfo Springs
c14:19tc Mobile: (941) 456-6507

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1995 18 ft. Bay Liner
Marine Trophy and Dual Axel Trailer
W/2 Outboard engines
120 force Mercury
9.9 four stroke Yamaha
Share Radio, fish finder, GPS,
fishing equipment, excellent condition
$7,500.00 or B/IO
863-735-1069 ,


701 La Playa Drive, Wauchula

Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 AM 4:00 PM

(863) 773-3809
O TDD 800-955-8771

Equal Housing Opportunity "

Large Commercial Office Space For Rent approx 1780
Sq ft heavy traffic area at this great
location on the corner of Main St. and Hwy 17.
Physical address is:
101 East Main Street, Wauchula, FL.
Contact: Elene Salas @ 863-735-0999.


Short Sale ... 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home in
Wauchula. Newer roof, hardwood floors, updat-
ed kitchen. $61,000
58 acres of gorgeous fenced property close to
town. Well & septic from old homesite. Scattered
old Oaks & Pines. Offered at $287,100
10 acres on Charlie Creek. Beautiful property
south of Zolfo Springs. Asking $90,000
33 acre pasture with scattered trees. Close in to
Wauchula. 11.56 ac can be purchased separately.
Total price $360,000.
20 acres very close in to Wauchula on paved
road. Laser leveled and ready for your farm
operation. Zoned FR.

Vacation Home 2 BR/2 BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a deep water canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. NEW LOWER PRICE ...
Beautiful home located in Briarwood
Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath house with
wrap around porch, detached 2 car garage with
office and full bath. Reduced to $339,000!
REDUCED! 4-5 bedroom, 4 bath custom built
home on 9 h acres. Screened back porch and in-
ground pool. Includes 7 % acres of producing
nursery. $380,000
126 Orange Avenue, Wauchula. 4 Bedroom, 2
Bath home. Located in a nice subdivision on a 'A
acre lot. 2,400 sf of living. Move in ready!

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Happiness is when whai
you think, what you say
and what you do are in har.
-Mahatma Gandh

YOU Can Appear In ...
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this newspaper In "Poet's Place," a weekly feature which relies
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work, written by you, not someone else. To appear in this fea-
ture, send your poetry, name and town of residence to: Poet's
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or fa6t 773-0657.

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iI New Tires Include

Free Mount & Balancew

Brand Name Tires!
Semi & Trailer Tires
773-0777 773-0727
* 116 REA Rd., Wauchula
(across from Wal-Mart)
V VISA '" Billy Ayers
... cl12:29tfc Tire Technician

I 1Lawn Mower Blades
starting at $25 per set
Poulan & Sears Mowers

Commercial Blades
I $30 per set
includes Gravely & Dixie Chopper
Must bring coupon to receive offer.

You are hereby notified that Wauchula State Bank
will sell the vehicle described below "As Is" to the
highest bidder for cash, free of prior liens, to satis-
fy legal obligations.
1998 Frht'Tr Id# 1FUYSSEB1WL826889
1.989 Will TL Id# 1X1BFB3G1AC304407
1966 Plym 4D Id# VH41A62669350
1999 VS Id# MUS04676K899
Contact Linda Dean or Shannon Hays for details at
Wauchula State Bank 863-773-4151. The sale will
be held on Friday August 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at
the Wauchula State Bank parking lot located at 106
East Main Street, Wauchula, FL. ,08 P 9


VIN:21B611B I I Y9YK128999
:* l:0 .\M.A.l G. 17,2011
10171 I 17 N.w\Vauchula, FL

for $75 or less per item, and
school supplies less than
$15 per item.
The sales tax exemption
does not apply to books
sports equipment or jewelry,
nor items obtained at a
theme park or airport or a
public lodging establishment.

Kids Bike Rodeo
On Saturday
The Hardee County
Sheriff's Office is holding a
bike rodeo for children 6 to
11 years old on Saturday
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
old junior high school off
South Florida Avenue in
Children are asked to bring
their bikes and helmet and
will be learning bike and road
safety. There will also be
Internet safetytips for par-
ents, who are asked to join
their youngsters. For more
information, contact Dep.
Maria Hall at the Sheriff's

Band Students
Need Donations
Both the high school and
junior high band students are
in need of instruments. This
can be done through spon-
soring a particular student or
contributing to the band pro-
New uniforms will be arriv-
ing in Selptember. To help the
students or band, contact the
band director at each school.

Free Phones For
Hearing Loss
Florida residents who have
a hearing or speech loss can
receive a free amplified tele-
phone at the Catheryn Mc-
Donald Senior Center, 310
N. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, by
pre-arranging for it.
Phones will be distributed
on Aug. 9 from 12:20 to 2:30
p.m. by appointment. To
arrange for one, call Hearing
Impaired Persons Inc. at

Pesticide Class
Set For Aug. 9
The three-hour pesticide
license review and testing
class will be next Thursday,
Aug. 9, at the Hardee County
Extension Service Office,
507 Civic Center Drive (west
side of the Agri-Civic Center
at Stenstrom and Altman
Roads). The calss goes from
9 a.m. to, noon, with test
beginning at 1 p.m.
A registration fee of $38
covers study manuals and
refreshments, unless taking
the class just for certified
education units, which costs
$5. To register, call 773-

Summer Free
Meals End Aug. 9
The free breakfast and
lunch available for children
18 and under at Bowling
Green and Zolfo Springs
Elementary and Hardee
Junior High will end Aug. 9.
Breakfast is 7 to 8:45 a.m.
and lunch 11 a.m to 12:30
p.m. on weekdays.
Free summer lunch ses-
sions from 11:30 a.m. to
12:30 p.m. at the YMCA on
East Orange Street in
Wauchula will also conclude
on Aug. 9

Mortgage Help
May Make Payments
Someone who is unem-
ployed or underemployed,
through no fault of their own,
might qualify to have a por-
tion of their house payments
made for up to 12 months
through the Florida Hardest
Hit Help program.
Visit www.flhardesthit-
help.org to submit an appli-
cation, using referral code
56032, which will get you
assigned to a local advisor at
the Hardee County Com-
munity Development Office
in Wauchula.

School Sales Tax
Holiday Coming Up
The annual sales tax holi-
day on items for school is
tomorrow (Friday) through
Sunday. It is for clothing,
footware and accessories

Q: I know sausage and other
processed meats are linked
with colon cancer risk. Is it
true that they're linked with
risk of diabetes, too?
A: Yes. several large population
studies now link greater con-
sumption of processed meats
with increased risk of type 2
diabetes. Processed meats are
those that are salted, cured or
smoked or contain preserva-
tives (such as nitrite- or nitrate-
based products). Common
examples of processed meat in
the United States are bacon,
sausage, hot dogs. processed
canned meats, ham and pack-
aged lunchmeats. Scientists
have identified several potential
mechanisms that could explain
the convincing link between
processed meats and greater
risk of colorectal cancer. Risk
of type 2 diabetes increases
with overweight, so processed
meats' high content of fat (and
therefore caloi ies) could
explain part of the link to dia-
betes risk. However. even after
adjusting for weight and some
other aspects of eating habits,
people who consume the most


processed meat show at least 45
to 60 percent greater risk of
developing type 2 diabetes.
Researchers hypothesize that
nitrite-based preservatives form
nitrosamine compounds within
our gut increase cancer risk, and
these nitrosamines also damage
the cells of the pancreas respon-
sible for producing insulin.
Another potential explanation
for the diabetes link involves
formation during meat process-
ing of compounds called
advanced glycation endprod-
ucts (AGEs) that seem to
increase low-grade inflamma-
tion and oxidative stress and
both of these conditions pro-
mote a metabolic environment
that can lead to type 2 diabetes.
Q: If I switch my summertime
treat from ice cream to sorbet,
will that help with weight con-
trol or be more nutritious?
A: A half-cup of ice cream,
Which is the standard serving
size listed on labels, usually
contains 130 to 200 calories,
but richer, high-fat types may
contain up to 300 calories.
Sorbet is a no-fat, non-dairy

Smith Southern Arms
210 N. 3rd Ave. Wauchula

Selling New & Used Guns Case Knives Stun Guns
Ammunition Targets & More

SALE!!! 5% OFF

ALL Taurus and Ruger Firearms
PLUS, receive free pepper spray, earplugs and a target!
Taurus sale ends Aug. 31, 2012. Ruger sale ends Sept. 30, 2012.
New Hours:
Mon. Fri. 9:00am 6:00pm
Sat. 9:00am -3:00pm

Shawn M. Smith

I 863-767-88"90

Eachl of/ficL independently owned and operated.

Robert Hinerman

Nancy Craft

(863) 773-2122 FAX (863) 773-2173
Gary Delatorre Broker

Richard Dasher

Victor Salazar


NEW LISTING!! A quiet family home. This 3
bedroom 2 bath brick home is on a quiet no
traffic road outside of city limits. Large oaks
in yard, outbuildings, and an alarm system.
Priced @ $159,900.
NEW LISTINGI! This 5 acre tract of land has
been approved by Hardee County Board of
County Commissioners for mulit-family SFR
homes. Property Is currently zoned
Residential-1 (R-1). This country location is
only 2 miles from Main street. S75.000.
NEW LISTING!! 3/2 CB home with new roof,
new A/C unit, remodeled kitchen, great
neighborhood. Priced @ $95.000
NEW LISTING!! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath
home in Bowling Green is located within
walking distance to school and shopping.
Built in 2002 and special financing is avail-
able. $59.900
NEW LISTING!! $64.900 for this 3 bedroom,
2 bath On 1 acre with 1,440 living sq ft. Nice
corner lot in Golf View.
PRICE REDUCTION!! $129.000 10 acres
with a 3 Bedroom Double wide mobile home
on Parnell Rd. Call today.
ACORN DRIVE!! 3 Bd, 1 Bath M/H with metal
roof, central heat/air. Call Robert today.
Listed @ $37.500
PRICE REDUCTION!! 5 Acre Tract off
Hollandtown Rd. $509000
MAGNOLIA LANE!! 3 BD, 2 Bth family home
in Knollwood has tile floors and two car
garage, many extras. $139,900.
NEW LISTING!! 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath

Townhouse at 711 East Oak, Wauchula.
Possible owner financing with as little as
S4.000 down. Call Gary for more informa-
NEW LISTING!! Building lot outside of city
limits. This 1 acre tract in Anderson
Subdivision is close to schools and shop-
ping. Ready for new home to be built. Priced
@ $25.000
LOOKING!! For Just The Right House? Well,
YOU FOUND IT!! Great starter home, Great
first time buyer, Great Senior Citizen home.
3 bedroom, 2 bath, living room, w/raised
ceilings, kitchen fully Furnished, all appli-
ances included, central heat/air, breakfast
room w/pantry, dining room, pass-thru win-
dow from kitchen, living room w/double
doors to tiled covered back porch, easy
care-in-lay flooring helps fight allergies.
This well insulated home keeps monthly
electric bills under a $100. AND IT'S Only
$129.,500 Call Nancy to see this lovely
REDUCED!! $79.900 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath CB
home, total sq.ft. 1,728 living, and has a big
front porch. Come take a look today!
PRICE REDUCED!! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath CB
home with shingle roof is great for first
home buyers. $46.900
This 2 BD, 2 Bath custom built home in
Riverview Heights is Within walking dis-
tance to city park on Peace River. Has open
covered deck on back and new AC unit.
Priced ( $104.900.
Commercial property-Hwy 17 N Priced @

frozen dessert made with fruit
puree or juice, sugar (or corn
syrup or both). flavorings and a
bit of pectin or other thickener.
Calories are typically 110 to
140 in that half-cup serving. So
it's substantially lower in calo-
ries than rich ice cream, but not
necessarily a lower-calorie
alternative to lighter versions of
ice cream. Each half-cup serv-
ing contains 5 to 9 teaspoons of
sugar, which includes both the
natural sugar in fruit and added
sugar and high fructose corn
syrup. Even when it's made
with berries or other fruits high
in nutrients like vitamin C, sor-
bet is not necessarily a..good
source of those nutrients.
Bottom line: The single biggest
way to reduce the impact of
frozen desserts on your weight
is portion control. Sorbet is a
refreshing treat, but for nutri-
tion impact, top a small portion
of whatever you choose with a
half-cup of unsweetened fruit.
You can also make a major
impact by switching from ice
cream as a nightly necessity to a
weekly treat.

Nutrition Wise1



August 2, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 9B

nutrition Wise


Q: I've heard that intense
cycling can elevate PSA levels.
If that's true, does that mean
cycling puts prostate health at
A: Men, particularly those with
a history of prostate issues, may
be concerned about rumors that
bicycle riding elevates blood
levels of prostate-specific anti-
gen (PSA), a marker for
prostate cancer. It's true that
rigorous cycling, bicycle saddle
pressure, and active pelvic mus-
cles squeezing the prostate
gland, may cause a temporary
increase in PSA levels in some
men, but this is not something
all men should expect from
cycling. When it does occur, it
does not mean cycling is put-
ting prostate health at risk; it is
simply a factor that doctors
need to consider when they
interpret PSA test results. The
prostate specific antigen (PSA)
test measures blood levels of
PSA, a protein made by the
prostate. The higher a man's
PSA level, the more likely it is
that prostate cancer is present.
However, PSA may also be ele-
vated in non-cancerous condi-
tions, such as infection, prosta-
titis and benign prostatic
enlargement (known as BPH).
Like cycling, prostate manipu-

Notice is hereby given that
the undersigned, pursuant to
the provisions of the Fictitious
Name Act, Section 865.09,
Florida Statutes, as amended,
intends to register with the
Secretary of State of the State
of Florida, the fictitious name of
White Beaches under which the
undersigned is engaged or will
engage in business at: 224
Pennsylvania Ave., Wauchula,
Florida 33873.
That the party/parties inter-
ested in said business enter-
prise is/are as follows: Shiney
Village Friends, LLC.
Dated at Wauchula, Hardee
County, Florida 33873.
Person authorizing publica-
tion: Linda Montanez.
Dated: 7/18/2012.

nation during manuinal exams or
medical procedures and recent
ejaculation mlay have a similar
temporary effect. The National
Cancer Institute advises men,
especially those over the age of
50, or with a history of prostate
cancer or elevated PSA, to dis-
cuss rising PSA levels with
their physician, and to make
sure their doctor is aware of
potential influences such as
high-intensity cycling on their
PSA test results. Bicycling,
whether indoors or Outdoors, is
an excellent and enjoyable form
of exercise. For men who cycle
more than three hours a week
on extended rides, more com-
mon bicycle saddle-related
pressure problems, such as
numbness, can often be avoided
by adjustments in seat height,
tilt, padding and width, as well
as padded cycling shorts.

Q: What exercises should a
person diagnosed with osteo-
porosis perform and avoid -
to maintain bone density and
prevent worsening of their
A: Exercise is one of the best
things you can do after a diag-
nosis of osteoporosis, as long as
you consult your doctor for
exercise clearance and cautions
about particular movements
you should avoid. Low-impact
walking, stair climbing and
weight training are forms of
weight-bearing exercise recom-
mended to avoid compression
fractures. Movements that pose
risk are those that compress the
spine or involve significant
twisting. That's why experts
advise avoiding golf, tennis or
bowling for some people with
osteoporosis. Risk also comes
with bending forward at the
waist to touch toes, performing
sit-ups and rowing. Even some
gentle yoga can pose risk for
you if they require bending
(such as in downward dog) or
involve too much twisting of
the spine. Stretches, yoga and
Pilates are safe for improving
flexibility if you avoid these
movements. Mind-body exer-
cises such as Tai Chi improve

Citrus Round Table

Set For Next Week

balance to prevent lalls. Water
exercise provides a buoyant
environment to safely maintain
cardiovascular endurance, mus-
.cle strength and flexibility.
People with osteopenia low
bone density not low enough to
be classified as osteoporosis -
should take steps to prevent its
progression and consult their
doctor for exercise guidelines.
The National Osteoporosis
Foundation offers tips on their
Web site.

Q: Is bottled ready-to-drink
tea as high in antioxidants as
the tea I brew at home?
A: No, bottled tea is much
lower in the polyphenol com-
pounds that give black and
green tea their antioxidant
power. Commercial teas do
seem to vary somewhat, but
even those reportedly highest in
polyphenols, and the compound
called EGCG in particular,
don't contain anywhere near the
amounts documented in stan-
dard brewed tea. The unsweet-
ened versions are still excellent
zero-calorie alternatives to
sugar-laden soft drinks when
you are not able to brew your
own. However, brewing tea at
home is both less expensive and
higher in antioxidant polyphe-
nols. Although population stud-
ies show inconsistent evidence
for tea reducing cancer risk,
laboratory research suggests
polyphenol compounds may act
through pathways other than as
antioxidants to reduce develop-
ment of cancer, though more
research is needed. Brew up a
pitcher and refrigerate to have a
cool zero-calorie drink handy
on hot summer days. Here's
how: for concentrate, bring one
quart of cold water to a rolling
boil. Remove from heat and add
8-10 teabags for each quart of
brewed iced tea. Steep 3-5 min-
utes. To serve, add to cold water
and/or ice cubes. If it seems too
hot even to boil water, you can
brew tea overnight in the refrig-
erator by steeping a few tea
bags in a pitcher of cold water.

Hardee County growers are
invited to attend Peace River
Valley Citrus Growers Associa-
tion's quarterly Grower Round
Table Luncheon.
The luncheon will be held at
the Family Service Center. 310
W. Whidden St., in Arcadia
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on
Tuesday. Lunch will be provid-
ed courtesy of ORO Agri Inc. at
no cost to attendees.
Presentations will be given
following lunch by Dr. Bob
Rouse and Dr. Bill Castle.
Rouse has proven to be a pop-
ular speaker with PRVCGA
growers by concentrating his
research on survival strategies
for existing groves. He will dis-
cuss the possibilities of using
hedging for rehabilitation of
HLB diseased trees. He will
review current experiments, and
observations from those and
other trials he is monitoring.
Several local growers are

already experimenting with
these ideas. A few will be on
hand at the luncheon to present
their observations as well.
Castle has built his career on
citrus scion and rootstock
development and evaluation.
He will discuss rootstock selec-
tion and characteristics. Many
local growers have begun to
reset and replant. More grow-
ers are in the evaluation stage,
trying to decide the proper root
stock for today's grove environ-
ment. Castle can provide in-
sight on old and new varieties,
but will concentrate on histori-
cal favorites.
Peace River Valley Citrus
Growers Association serves
commercial citrus growers in
Charlotte, DeSoto, Hardee,
Manatee and Sarasota counties.
For more information about this
meeting or other meetings, con-
tact the office at (863) 773-

Monday -

- Prayer Meeting
- Breakfast

Evening Service 7:30pm

* 7:30am
* 8:30am

-Services 9:30am & 11:00am
Lunch to follow 11am service
- Evening Service 7:30pm


WHardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
vWauchula City Com-
mission, monthly workshop,
City Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.
VRescheduled Bowling
Green City Commission
meeting, City Hall, 225 E.
Main St., Bowling Green,
6:30 p.m.
*'Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting ,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

Mr. Santarlas,

The people of Hardee County didn't just fall off

a turnip truck. It appears as though everyone

belongs to a "Good Ole Boy Network" and you are

just trying to use your accolades and education

to show them what they have been missing.

Hardee County who do YOU think has more INVESTED?

Wish my best friend Gary "Booger" Wyatt was here.

Weldy Johnston

m UM

Bowling Green Church of God
121 West Broward St. 375-2230

August 6- 10

With Speakers

Eddy Sullivan Darrell Turner Kenny Morris

Tuesday thru Friday


Mr. Santarlas

" Hardee

" Arcadia

" Leesburg

" Riverview

" Not enough paper to list the

rest of your "residences"

Sheriff Lanier

Born and raised in Hardee


Over 30 years in law


Family are pioneers of Hardee


HCSB Becomes 'Master Board'

Sports Update
By Joan Seaman

It's almost time to begin fall sports.
The summer sports are findingg down, Sertomna Golf, boys bas-
ketLb ll, and what not.
]'he imen's Communitv Softball League is down to the end of its
schedule and with ait couple of raitnoUts or makeup games, it's
almost tournament time. The Peace River Electric Cooperative
Lesion of Doom still leads the league but suffered its first loss at
the hands of the Gilliard Fill Dirt Dirty Dozen. PRECo still leads
the men. with a 10- I lead, with Gilliards' at 9-2 and Mosaic 2 at 8-
In Women's Church League, First Christian in clearly in front
with its undefeated 15-0 record. Holy Child Catholic is the nearest
opponent with an I 11-3 record as the teams finish up rainouts and
start the end-of-season single-elimination tournament.
On the high school level, senior Kayla Knight and soph Alex
Ullrich are playing summer travel ball for the Tropic Wave Gold
team which left for the nationals in Huntington Beach on Sunday.

There are several kids sports getting under way.
At the YMCA at East Orange Street and South Florida Avenue,
soccer league signups have begun and will continue through
Saturday, Sept. I. There are three divisions, age 4-6 (4 by Aug. 31);
ages 7-9; and ages 10-12 and not 13 before Aug. 31). Cost is $45
for YMCA members and $65 for non-members. The cost includes
uniforms. For more information, call Ray Rivas at 781-2729 or
Shaila Rahman at 773-6445.

There will be a fall baseball league for boys ages 4-15, a non-
competitive, instructional atmosphere, especially for the younger
Registration will be Aug. 16-18. The season will run on
Tuesday and Thursdays from September 4 through the end of
October. The season insurance covers fall ball, so the cost fur reg-
istration and T-shirts will only be $35, says League President
Andrew McGuckin. There will be more information on the face-
book and eteamz website.

The season for Mid-Florida Football League kicks off on
Saturday, Aug. 11 at Simmers Young Park, 339 American Spirit
Road in Winter Haven.
The Hardee Hurricanes are in District 5, along with DeSoto,
Lake Placid, Sebring, Avon Park, Okeechobee and Frostproof. In
the Jamboree, Hardee will play against the Tampa Bay Lions.
During the season, Hardee will alternate home and away
venues, starting with the DeSoto Bulldogs on Aug. 18 at home and
the North Port Huskies on Aug. 25. In September, game are versus
the Cypress Gardens Gators, Lake Wales Steelers, Frostproof
Bulldogs, Sebring Bule Streaks and North East Rattlers.
October starts with Homecoming against the Bartow Yellov
Jackets, then it's road games against the Lakeland Saints and the
Okeechobee Bulls. The District playoffs are Oct. 27.
There are five divisions, flag (ages 6 and under): Mitey Mite (8
and under); PeeWee (10 and under); juniors (12 and under) and
seniors (14 and under on April 30). We hope to have information
on rosters and coaches shortly.
For more information, go to www.mffcc.org

Speaking of football, it won't be long until the Hardee High
Wildcats get their season started on Aug. 24 at home in the Pre-
Season Classic against Lake Placid. The regular season begins at
Fort Meade on Aug. 31 and stretches through the Nov. 9 home
game against Fort Pierce Central.
Wildcat football hosted the Little':Cats C-riip for ages 7 to 13
mornings on July 24-26 with tests in the 40-yard dash, pro-shuttle
and push-ups.

Several congratulations are in order.
Junior Wildcat standout Keyon Brown has been busy this sum-
mer attending a national underclass skills camp, where he was
rated third in the nation as a defensive end prospect and sixth best
in defense nationally overall. He's also visited several college
camps where he is being actively recruited (see story on I B).

Congratulations also to college junior Chelsey Steedley who
recently graduated from Chipola Junior College and has signed
with Division 11 Saint Leo University outside Tampa. Coach John
Conway reports the signing has not yet been approved by the
NCAA and le will have comments as the season approaches.

Three young track starts are in Texas this week for the Junior
Olympics. Dyan Davis and Jabari Knighten, both 10 and Jalen
Knighten, 8, qualified and are going their with coach James
Carpenter. Davis specializes in the mile run, while the Knighten
brothers participate in shorter runs, the 400- and 800-meters.

A late word is on high school volleyball. Tryouts for incoming
freshmen through seniors is next Wednesday through Friday, Aug.
8-10, mornings from 10 a.mi. until nooni at the high school gym'
with Coach Shadow Ward. Any girls interested should show upI
Wednesday morning. Pick up signup sheets at the front desk at the
high school before tryouts begin.
Information /from community lvand school althiletic events i.vs always
welcome. Please call ine at 773-3255 or e-mail me at news.heral-
ladvocae@emibarqmail.co/n with news foir this biweekly column.


That's all it takes to speak up for a child. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.'

(If office unattended, please leave message.)

Hardee County Sheriff's Office

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For The Herald-Advocate
In order to further their
knowledge and become better
trailed to serve, most members
of the Hatdee Countny School
Board participated in statewide
instruction to earn the distinc-
tions of becoming a certified
board and a master board, along
with developing three certified
board members.
"I'd like to commend the
School Board members for the
time and effort they put in to
help our school children in
Hardee County." said Schools
Superintendent David Dura-
Not a member of the Florida
School Boards Association for
years, the local board rejoined
in 2009 and unanimously decid-
ed then to study to become a
"Master Board." After spending
over a year in training and
workshops and putting in, col-
lectively, 118 hours, they not
only reached that goal but
received additional accredita-
"As an educator, I recognize
the importance of continuing
education and with my election
four years ago, I realized that I
needed the support and educa-
tional opportunities afforded by
the association to fully under-
stand the complexity of school
finance and all of the new ini-
tiatives mandated by the state,"
said Teresa Crawford,' School
Board chair.
Over the past year, board
members have traveled to
Gainesville. Ocala, Tallahassee
and Tampa to attend the ses-
sions as well as joining other
counties in the state.
"Our biggest goal was to edu-

cate ourselves." began Thomas
Trevino. board member. "We
spent the time to ultimately bet-
ter run the school system for
our community. We learned
how to finance, how to make
policies and decisions and net-
worked with surrounding coun-
ties, so if we come across some-
thing we are having a problem
with, we can ask them for help.
We did it all to become a more
efficient school system."
Being only one of 12 certi-
fied boards in the state, the local
members recognize this impor-
tance and hold true to the
knowledge gained.
"Being a new member I want
to be able to make good and
educated decisions," began

Paul Samuels, board member.
"I believe the certified board
member program provides a
solid base of training for new
and experienced board mem-
bers. During this four-year pro-
gram I want to take in as much
information as possible to help
me make the right decisions for
our students, administration,
school district and community."
The training not only edu-
cated the board on 12 key areas.
but also taught the individual
members how to learn to work
"While there, we learned to
take on a different leadership
style to increase student
achievement and work together
collaboratively," began School

Board member Mildred Smith.
"We each have our own style,
especially teachers who are
used to running their own class-
rooms, but we are a strong
board and have learned to work
together to make informed deci-
The certification training was
voluntary, and four of the five
members participated.
"I couldn't get away from my
business." said Jan Platt, School
Board member. "Every time the
certification took place I had
something come up. I was with
them in spirit. I'm very proud of
the members and Mr. D. for
being able to take that time and
represent our county!"

10B The Herald-Advocate. August 2, 2012

.A ;. .
After spending nearly 22 hours in training as a group, the local School Board is pic-
tured above with its hard-earned Master Board Certification. Pictured (from left) are
Schools Superintendent David Durastanti, and members Thomas Trevino, Mildred
Smith, Teresa Crawford and Paul Samuels.





Sealed absentee ballots received prior to Thursday August 9, 2012 for the Primary Election will be available for inspection
from 3:00 P.M. until 5:00 P.M. on Thursday August 9, 2012, at the Supervisor of Elections, 311 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula,
Florida. The canvassing board will meet at 5:00 P.M. on August 9, 2012 those ballots will be opened and processed
through the tabulator. Tabulation results will not be released until after 7:00 P.M. August 14, 2012.
On Election Day, August 14, 2012 the remaining sealed absentee ballots will be available for public inspection from 3:00
P. M. until 5:00 P.M. Immediately afterwards, those ballots will be opened and processed through the tabulator. Tabu-
lation results will not be released until after 7:00 P.M. on August 14, 2012. All sealed absentee votes will be processed
before 7:00 P.M.
The canvassing board will remain in session on August 14, 2012 to canvass any provisional ballots that are voted on
Election Day and until the results of the election are obtained.
The canvassing board will meet at 5:00 P.M. Thursday August 16, 2012 to approve the unofficial results.
The board might need to convene after August 16, 2012. If so, the time and date will be posted at the office of the Su-
pervisor of Elections and announced at the conclusion of the August 16, meeting.
All meetings will be held in the Supervisor of Elections office at 311 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, FL.
In accordance with the Sunshine Law of Florida, these meetings will be open to the public.

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

Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections






Las votaciones selladas del ausente recibidas antes de jueves agosto 9,2012 para la Eleccion Primaria estaran disponible
para la inspecci6n de 3:00 DE LA TARDE hasta 5:00 DE LA TARDE el jueves el 9 de agosto de 2012, en el Supervisor de
Elecciones, 311 N. Avda sexta., Wauchula, la Florida. La tabla de solicitaci6n de votos reunira en 5:00 DE LA TARDE en
el 9 de agosto de 2012 esas votaciones se abriran y seran procesadas por la tabuladora. Los resultados de la tabulaci6n
no se liberaran hasta que despues de 7:00 DE LA TARDE. El 14 de agosto de 2012.
En el Dia de la Elecci6n, el 14 de agosto de 2012 las votaciones selladas restantes de ausente estaran disponibles para
la inspecci6n public de 3:00 P. M. hasta 5:00 DE LA TARDE. Inmediato despues, esas votaciones se abriran e inmedi-
atamentein procesadas por la tabuladora. Los resultados de la tabulacion no se liberar6n hasta que despues de 7:00
DE LA TARDE en el 14 de agosto de 2012.
Todos votos sellados del ausente se procesaran antes 7:00 DE LA TARDE. La tabla de solicitacion de votos permanecera
en la session en el 14 de agosto de 2012 a lonas alguna votacion provisional que se votan en el Dia de la Eleccion y hasta
que los resultados de la election se obtengan.
La tabla de solicitaci6n de votos reunira en 5:00 DE LA TARDE. El jueves el 16 de agosto de 2012 para aprobar los re-
sultados no oficiales.
La tabla quizas necesite convocar despues el 16 de agosto de 2012. Si ese es el caso, el tempo y la fecha se anunciartn
en la oficina del Supervisor de Elecciones y anunciados en la conclusion del agosto 16, reunir. Todas reunions se ten-
dran en el Supervisor de la oficina de Elecciones en 311 N. Avda sexta. Wauchula, FLUIDO. De acuerdo con la Ley de
Sol de la Florida, estas reuniones estaran abiertas al public.

La NOTA: la Secci6n 286.0105, los Estatutos de la Florida, los estados que si una persona decide apelar cualquior de-
cision por una tabla, por la agencia, o por la comision con respect a cualquier question considerada en una reunion u
oir, el o ella necesitaran un registro del precede, y eso, para tal proposito, el o ella pueden necesitar asegurar que un re-
grabe al pie de la letra del precede es hecho, que registra incluye el testimonio y la evidencia sobreCual la apelacion se
debera ser basada.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Elecciones

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Performance, Not Promises.
The Hardee County Clerk of Court Election is critical to our future. As I see it you
have two choices: BOLD LEADERSHIP or Status quo.
The Problem: As a people we sit in our homes, work, restaurants, Churches and other
gathering places and discuss the bad economy, no jobs, no future for our county
beyond the traditional.
The Topics: IDA, EDC, EDA, County Commission, School Board Etc. We want a
transparent county government.
Our Goal: Unite and move forward. Find a way to agree rather than disagree. Find a
way to make something happen. Something
that will be for the good of ALL people.
The one common entity to all of these boards
and areas of responsibility is the office of the
Clerk of Court. Yes it is true that out of the 927
responsibilities of the Clerk of Court is the
fiduciary and accounting responsibility, which
my opponent will say she more adequately
fulfills. This job can be so much more.
The solution: The clerk, as the funding t
center for all activities, must be very
involved and present at all of these meet-
ings. The Clerk must have an understanding
of the issues and the opportunities and work
creatively to provide assistance. This is true
for small things like quickly repaving roads
and equally true for seeking and finding new
industry. I will always lend a hand to get the
job done.
It is my heart's desire to participate in a leadership role, not a functional role. I want
to make a difference by creating a bridge to our future by bringing all of these
important functions of our county together into one vision and forward direction.
The functional pieces of the job will get done. There are talented people doing that
I can do it. The people on all of these boards, including those seeking positions, know
me, respect me and we work well together. In the end, everyone wants the same
thing ... one heart, one mind and positive growth.

If you really want change and you really want to see people begin to work
together, then I am asking for your confidence and vote to help this vision come
together. I left my job, because I saw a great need for a change that I can bring about
for all of us.
Call to action: Vote for the candidate
i that will bring about a vision and not
4 3 A g. l g just a function. The clerk's office simply

can't remain "Your grandfather's version
Sof the past".
I need your help. Vote Dottie Conerly
now! Let's bring our children and
grandchildren back home. Together we
can make a difference!

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Thursday, August 2,2012

Men's League Down To Final Games

Of The Herald-Advocate
Five of the eight games
played last week were thrillers.
The close encounters almost
upset the applecart in the 2012
Men's City Softball League.
When the week was over, there
were no undefeated teams in the
league. Peace River .Electric
Cooperative's (PRECo)Legion
of Doom suffered its first loss
and is at 1,0-1 while Gilliard Fill
Dirt's Dirty Dozen also split

games and stayed right behind
at 9-2. Mosaic 2 is getting clos-
er at 8-3.
Behind this trio are Phos-
Chem, the Mosaic 1 Regulators,
TNT's Nemesis, 111 Ranches
and the CF Youngins.
Both Tuesday evening games
on Field 3 were thrillers. In the
opener, PhosChem eked out a
9-6 win over TNT.
Michael Garcia put up the
first run for PhosChem in the
third inning. Brek McClenithan

and Greg added scores in the
fourth inning, Ryan Roehm in
the fifth and Kellon Durrance.
Travis Tubbs. Ryn Heine and
Greg in the sixth. TNT started
well, taking a five-run lead in
the first inning when Sam
Rivera. Elias Ramirez, Julian
Garcia Sr., Pete DeLuna and
Joe Torres all crossed home
plate. Ramirez added another
run in the third.
The closer was equally close,
as the Mosaic I Regulators

Women's League Finishing Up

Of The Herald-Advocate
A final regularly scheduled
game and half dozen rainouts.
That was it last week for the
2012 Women's Church Softball
League as it approaches tourney
First Christian solidified its
15-0 domination as its nearest
competitor, Holy Child Cath-
olic, lost a pair of close games
and dropped to 11-3. One of
those losses was to First
Behind the first two are Wau-
chula First Methodist, Florida's
First Assembly, New Hope
Baptist (which did not play last
week), Zolfo Methodist, San
Alfonso Chapel and Northside
In the opener last Tuesday on
Field 1, First Christian edged
Holy Child 14-11.
Opening batters Christina
Hadeo and Amber Steedley cir-
cled the bases three times for
First Christian, with Sami Jo
Morgan and Chelsey Steedley
each adding a pair of tallies. For
Holy Child, Senida Garcia,
Brooke Tyson and Vira were
the only twin-tally batters, with
five other batters also scoring.
Already warmed up, First
Christian completed a double-
header with a 22-0 sweep of
Zolfo Springs Methodist.
Hadeo, Morgan and Chelsey
Steedley crossed home plate
three times .apiece and Amber
Steedley. Sandy Driskell,
Stephanie Roberson and Nicole

Franks added twin scores.
Abigail was stranded twice and
a half doLen other batters were
left on base for Zolfo Meth-
Meanwhile, on Field 2, rain-
outs were played, starting with
First Assembly downing San
Alfonso 11-4.
Bonnie Simpson, Jamie
Buckley, Melissa Eldridge,
Tabby Prieto and Ally Simpson
scored in the first inning for
First Assembly, which added
runs by Selena Macias and
Tabitha Guerrero in the fourth
and Jessica Simpson, Ally
Simpson, Macias, Teresa
Gaitan and Guerroro in the
fifth. San Alfonso did all its
scoring in the seventh inning
when Stephanie Lang, Megan
Henderson, Aleeza Arguijo and
Sadie King came around to
cross home plate.
In the nightcap on Field 2,
Wauchula Methodist dropped
Northside 23-2.
Heather Refoure, Brittany,
Jamie Rivas and Leigh scored
three runs apiece to lead First
Methodist. Valerie Klein and
Brooke scored for Northside.
Rainouts continued on Field
2 last Thursday, when First
Christian crushed San Alfonso
30-4 in the opener.
Amber Steedley. Driskell.
Morgan and Cheelsey Steedley
led First Christian with four
trips to home plate apiece San
.\lfonso ( ,hio t '.1 ,i'!,. t .,g 1
Henderson and Penny Strange
all put runs on the board.

In the Field 2 late game last
Thursday, Zolfo Methodist
cruised past its Zolfo neighbor
San Alfonso 24-8.
Leadoff batter Irene was the
only four-tally batter for Zolfo
Methodist, with Lori Hender-
son, Kourtney Henderson,
Angel Ussery and Stephanie
adding three scores apiece.
Solis came around to home
plate three times for San
Alfonso. Pang Gilliard, Megan
Henderson, Sasha Castanon,
Arguijo and Lang adding solo
On Field 1, Zolfo Methodist
won the 6:45 game by nipping
Holy Child 17-16.
Kourtney Henderson and
Ussery circled the bases four
times apiece for Zolfo, with
Lori Henderson and Heather
adding three runs each. Rosa
Villegas and Vira were three-
score batters for Holy Child,
with Karina Fernandez, Lucy
Garcia and MichelleTyson
adding twin scores.
In the finale on Field 1, First
Assembly knocked Northside
Meagan Smith and Buckley
were the only four-run batters
for First Assembly, while
Melinda Nickerson, April
Lozano. Melissa Eldridge and
Elizabeth Mier chipped in with
three runs each. Leadoff batter
Cavlah Coker came around the
bases five times for Northsilde.
('ot inlie"s K 'i' ks ilhr'Ot i 'i'
runs. and SandraI Holt. Brooke
and Karina each added a run.

nipped Gilliard's Dirty Dozen
Justin Bromley circled the
bases three times for Mosaic I,
with Austin Helms. Weston
Johnson, Michael Dixon. Cody
Porter, Tyler Helms and Todd
Rogers getting a pair of scores
apiece.Gillliard's countered
with four runs by Mario Ta-
mayo, and three apiece by Dave
Reed, Robby Abbott and Brad
On Field 4. PRECo pounded
CF 31-3 in the 6:45 game.
Brian Alexy, Ricky Wiggins.
Matt, Bill Alexy, J.R. Gough.
Josh, Mickey Driskell and Peck
Harris all put a trio of tallies on
the board for PRECo. Phos-
Chem got all its runs in the third
inning, when Jeremy, Cody and
Charlie came around to cross
home plate.
In the Field 4, 8:15 game.
Mosaic 2 just got past III
Ranches 11-9.
Hank Butler and Mark paced
Mosiac 2 with three trips to
home place. Five other batters
added a run apiece. For III
Ranches, a seven-run sixth
inning salvaged the game. Will
Tyson scored twice, and Dale
Carlton. Brett Johnson. Fred
Hodes. Keith Revell. Justin
Painter, Justin K. and Cody
Gullatt each added a run.
Back on Field 3 on Thursday

evening. PhosChem won 23-4
over CF in the early game.
Leadoff batter Johnny came
home four times for PhosChem.
McClenithan, Durrance, Travis
McClenithan. Roehm. Dan
Timmons, Mikey Driskell. Dale
Roberts and Yogi Lozana added
twin tallies. Kyle Hewett and
Joe scored in the first inning for
CF and Brett and Josh chipped
in with a pair of scores in the
In the Field 3 late game, TNT
tripped III Ranches 13-9.
Deluna was the only three-
tally batter for TNT. Willie
Gilliard, Remirez, Dragon and
Josh added two runs apiece. III
Ranches scored a run in the
third and fifth innings, a pair in
the sixth and four in the sev-
enth. Willie, Hodges and Jose
were twin-tally batters for III
Ranches and a half dozen others
also scored.
On Field 4. Mosaic 2 downed
Mosaic 1, 11-5 in the first game
of the night.
Mark and Cody Rawls each
scored three times for Mosaic 2,
while Tator added a pair of
scores. Austin. Helms, Mike
Carte, John Roberson, Porter
and Rogers put runs on the
board for Mosaic I.
The Field 4 finale was the
game of the week, with Gilliard
upending PRECo 19-18.

lect Richard

Now it's your time to make a difference.


Remember, Early Voting began July 30.


Scott ang

Candidate 1"or District 4 City Corn.missioner
P11IIA11- paill I ot illld applim-11 lo St lilt hilig, Repliblivall, for Ch) Commiksion, 1111%trict 4.

Gilliard led 3-2 at the end of
one inning. PRECo took a 5-3
edge in the second inning and
made it 8-5 in the third. It was
a 10-7 PRECo advantage in the
fourth, and narrowed to 10-9 in
the fifth. By the end of the
sixth, it was PRECo forging
ahead 18-16. But. Gilliard held
PRECo scoreless in the seventh
and got the winning run on a
Lamar Gilliard two-run h it in
the seventh.
Brent Gilliard scored four
runs to lead his team, while
Brian Alexy was the only three-
score batter for PRECo.

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Wake Up Wauchula

Our city needs new direction and repre-
sentation and only YOU the voter have
the power to make that change.

I am not part of the political melee in our .
city. If you don't like the way things have -.
been run for years, rest assured, neither -
do I! 1 0

I will be the commissioner that helps re-
tore your faith and trust in your city
commission and make a difference for
our community.

I will be committed to our community & dedicated to progress.

I have N-01 lost touch with the needs and concerns of our citizens and
our community. My time on the city Planning & Zoning Board has given
me insight to our citys needs.

I want you to expect more from your commission with new faces and
fresh ideas. I am focused on what counts The People.

You should elect someone who will help get a grip on tax spending,
someone who isn't afraid to ask why: And to find out who is accountable
for reckless spending. We are in hard financial times and should not
spend tax money on unnecessary "pet projects" and ill-advised pur-
chases. They must be a thing of the past. We must promote projects
which will benefit the majority.

I want the same as you, a better, safer and cleaner community.

By the way, this is a nonpartisan position. But I am a Republican
through and through as is my opponent. No matter what my political
background I will vote what is right not the views of any one or any

My heart is in the right place. I Care.




2C The llerald-Advocate, August 2, 2012

-Schedule of Weekly Services-

Printed as a Public Service
by .
l'1The I c Irltd AdIvoI.ac
Wauchulti.I loiiii,

mtIadiine: Thursday 5 p.m.

3101 i aligr- St.

Su' iiday MoiII ng ......
Suiiilay lIveiing ....
I icsdily Prtayer Meeting
I hursd.iy Soivice ......

..J 10() a1,1i.
'.. 6:00 p nm.
S.... 700 pr
.... -7:30 p.m .

708 W, Grape St. 375-3353
,Sunday School ......... .... :30 amn.
Sunday Worship ........,,..... 8:00( 1 ain,
S nii. Ive. Woriliip
lSi & ld .... ..., 4:00 pmn, 3:00 p.m.
T 'uie. Ppayer/Hlble Study .....6:00 pm.

Hwy. 17 Soulth
Morning Wor V hip ............410:30 am.,
Youth Group Sunday ..6..)..,6:(00 pmi.

121 West Itroward St. 375-2231
Sunday School .. ... ...10:00) a1mi,
Morning Worship 1............ 00 a m.
lEvening Worship ........ 630 p.m.
Wednesday ........... 7:310 p.m,

725 Palmetto St.
Sunday School ................. 9:45 am.,
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a m.
"'ue-s, Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
.., [y nWorship
1 1 sunday ............... 5:(00 p.m.

Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship............10:30 a.m,
Sunday Evenng .................6:00 p.m.
jed Prayer Meng .......7:00 p-m.

4937 Hww. 17 N. 375-4206
5- a S Ic I ....... ..... 9:45 a-m-
Mermug Worship -........---1 1:00 arm.
D:h p.,> Tram & Choirs .5:30 p-m.
Ei g Worhip ....... 6:30 pan.
Waeesdas Prayer ...............7:0 pm.

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.

Discipleship Training
Youth & Adult ............... 6:30 p.m.
AWANA (ages 3-Sth grade) ... 6:30 pn.m.

Grape & Church Streets 375-2-40
Sa S ri ........ .... 45 a.m
Ma .ac W-'.:hp i) :(X'l an.
E've.vnang War2hap ..........s.. )r p m.
Ws' .i 'S,-1~ :ad ........ is 1t i p.m
A: i ti-: Ciaurch Road 773-90t13
Saoai Sche! .,- 9:45 a. m
S p .......... .... :45 a.m.
S.a-.ij Eemng ............600 p.m
Wednesday Supper 1 0....-.-..-,6:00 p-m.
\edncsday Bible Study .......7:.00 p.m.

Mi'.a (Espanol) Sunday ........7:00 p.m.

105 Dixiana St. 375-4191
Domingo De Predicacion ...-11:00 p.m.
Maties Estudo Bibhlico .......7:1K p.m.
M:,ercoles Estudior Juvenil ....7:00 p.m.
Jue,,es De PreJicacion .........7:00 p.m.

210 E. Board St. 375-4681
Sur,, School -................9:45 a.m.
Morning shop ........11:00 am.
Eet-g3 Woshap .. 6:00 p.m.
Wedriiday Prayer ....... ....7:00 p.m

6017 Palmetto St.
S ..... ...........9:30 a.m .
.. .- ... ... 11:00 a.m .
E 5es .ra c ..........7:00 p.m.
W\idi. Ec Sa /Prayer .....7:00 p.m.
Gr ~,mmiM-2fd Sun Ee. -6:00 p.m.

62lff IML Pis.g.h Rd. 375-4409
S-y Shd .....9:45 a.m.
S.... .......... 11:00 a.m ,
Ii.e, I Tra ri ...n .. .. 5:00 p.m-
,ermt b s ;','-'..' -f ....................7:00 p.m.
tA;;:drz4.iy' P'ua d yTn,, e .......7:00 p.m.

M a n DWin & County Line Rd.

,i'1iil smwdy CFnmwunron .... 11:00 a.m.
iasd 'A ,'f LLfe Sunday ........12:15 p.m.
"11 ; stfc Meel ng Tuesday .... 7:00 p.m.


I,. Hnrowarid SI,
NSlDliy 'lool 10 00 a In,
'suiitlaiiy 5nr i -'lt , it}'(l(l a in,
Wedn-rdiy 'Sr vic y 7. 10 p in,

Murray Road ioff Hwy. 17
I)oio tKgl 1I':1 htl ) Dunm .,9:45 a.m.
Service i de Adlori il....... I 00 a,n.
SerVC o il'e Pirldi icaCon ...... 5 ,(0( p.m,
Mircuiil," Selvicon...... 630 ) pnm

336 .South US Hwy 17
Morning Service .,,,.. )1 303 na,m,
Wednesday Study/Leaining 61130 p, ,

513 W. Orange St.
Sunday Church School ,.........9:301 am,
Sunday Morning Worship ...,,,,11:00 a.m,
Wednesday Bible Study ,.......6:30 pim.

128 E. Main St.
Sunday School ................ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worshilp ............... 11:00 nam,
livening Worship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Thursday Night Services,
Ivenintg Worship. ................. 7:0)0 p,m.
Kidz ('lubl .,,,, ..................7:00) p nm .

149 edger Loop 448-2831
Servicio Dotningos ................7:30 p.m.
Jueves (Elinse anza Biblica) .................
.... ................... ..........7 :30 p .m .
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... .......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ... .........6:00 p.m.
AWANA for Kids ..............6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.


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

322 Hanchey Rd.
Sunday Morning Service ....I:(K) a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service ....5:30 p.m.
Childcare provided at all services

Celebration Service..............10:30 a.m.
Wtdne.sdlav Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group ................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group .................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..........7:00 p.m.
Call for lo'aions

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.

201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
Bible Study ........................9:30 a.m .
Worship Service ..................10:45 a.m,
Wednesday ,...,..,,,.,... ... 7:(0) p.m.

Will Duke Road
Sunday Morning Worship ..,9:30) at.
Sunday Bible Class........... I 1:3)0 itn,
Sunday Evening Worship ...... 6:0) p.ti,
Wed. Night Bible Class ......,7:00 pin.
Men's I.ii/ership C Tr3ining Chtsi.
2nd Sunday of Month .,,,..,4:00 pam

Martin Luther King Blvd.

630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting...........9:00 a.m.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.n,.
Priesthood .......................... 1 1:00 a.m .


615 Rainey Blved.
Sunday fible Stiiid, .. 100() 0 ai.m
Sunday Morning Wor',li. II (10 ami
Sunday IE.ening Se ic ...700 p .i
Wednesday Service ..., .... 7:00( p.m,

807 S. 8th Ave,
DomingSos cuela
Dom inica ............... .. ..... .... 10:00 a m .
Servicio ........ .......... 11:00 a.m.
Lunes Oracion .......... ..........6:00 pjm ,
Miercoles Servicio ...........7:00 p.m.

318 W. Main St..
Marles Oracion ................ .7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio .....................7:30 pm .
Viernes Servicio ,,........-....... 7:30 pm.
Domingo Servicio.......... 10:31 am.

501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School ................. 10:00 ai.m,
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.

114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m .
Sunday Worship ..... ..... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday W orship ...............,....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ............._6:15 p.m.
Wed. Youth Fellowship.......... 6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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.

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

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.
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade ..... ....... 6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade............6:30-8:00 p.m.

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...7:00 p.m.
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
Sunday School ................9...9:30 a.m.
Morning Service .............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6...:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ..................6...6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.

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

1397 South Florida Avenue
Sunday School ...................9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...... ...7. 10:00 a.m.
Wed, F'atm ly Night ............... 7:00 p.m.
Adult, Children & Radiate Youth Church

511 W. Palmetto
Sunday Morning Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
W'.'ilnisdi. Worship .............7:30 p.m.

810 W. Tennessee St. 863-735-1158

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

1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts.....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
Worship .............................1..0:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner .............6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse M in. ................7:00 p.m .


Siinday Morning Worship ... 11:00 a m.
Wed, Night Bible Study ......6:30 p.m.

501 N. 9" Ave.
M artes ........ .....................7: 30 p.m .
Juevc ..... ...........7:30 p.m.
Dom ingo ........................... 10:30 p.m .

511 W. Palmetto St.
Dom ingos .............................6:00 p.m.
Miercoles...........................7:00 p.m.

Old Bradenton Road

1909 Stanileld Rd.
Sunday School ...........I.... 10: 00 a0 m,
EIvening Service i ,I pn,
Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer
Night) ..... ..... ....... :30 p.m.
Friday Worship Service .....,. 7:30 p.m

155 Altnian Road 1131
Sunday Service ......................2:0(1)) pin,

Sunday Service ......... 10:00a a.n,
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening ....................6:00 p.m .
3102 Heard Bridge Road
Sunday School ....... .......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ...........1.... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............. 7:00 p.m.
Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School .................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service....I 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities
(All Ages) ........................7:00 p.m.
117 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday Service .................. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
Mom. Worship
(1st & 3r Sun.) ................ 8:00 a.m .
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m .
Morning Worship ..............-11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00( p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ................9...9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .... .........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..........6...6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..........7...7:00 p.m.
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ................9...9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I" & 3' Sun.
Communion ..... .........(10:00 a.m.
2" & 4" Sun.
Divine Worship ........10:00 anm,
Bible Study ............. .......... 11: 15 a.m .
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

149 Manley Road East Maiin
Sunday School ................9:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................. I 1:00) a in,
Wed. Evening Prayer ,.......... 7:00 p1

3365 North US lhwy 17
Morning Service .,...,,,.. ..... 10'30 amn,,
Wednesday Study/Leiiartniiig R..:30 p, t,

1321 S.R. 636 Easl 773-3344
Radio Program
WZZS Sundays ,...........:.00 an ,
Sunday School ......... .. 10:001 a iii
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 atn,
Evening Worship ,,.....,.,,......,;00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .,....... 7,00 p1m.

1337 Ilwy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School ................. 10:00 dai.
Morning Worship ..........11:001 ain.
Evening Set'vice ........,.. ,,6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Serv ice .......7:10 p.m.

204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418

Sunday ... . ............ 9:0 0 a>,n,
H oly D ays ............. ...... . .......


408 Ileard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (Unglish) ......5:00 P.I,
(Spanish) .,,..,7:00 pin.
Sunday(Englishll) ............ :310 ami,
(Spanish) ................ 11:00 aom.
(Creole)....................1:00 p.m,
Catecismo ............. ....9:45 a.m.
Daily Mass in English .......... 8:30 a.m.


205 S. Illh Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ............9:30 am.
Morning Worship ........1........1:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ........1........1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............7...:00 p.m.
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................... :00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train .... ............7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
Sunday School.................... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. f11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ............ 6:(X00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fain. Training ....7:30 p.m.
'Tihurs, Youth Bible Study .......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship.........7:30 pDm.
210 Anderson
Sunday School ................ 10:00 a.m.
C h rch................................ 10:00 am .
Youth Service ........... .............6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ................. 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
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.
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m .
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m.
M en's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m .


Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
Moving Worship .....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday'Service................7:00 p.m.
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
Sunday .............................. 10:00 a.m .
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.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ......... ...1... :10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .... ........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ........... ........... 7:30 p.m.
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Traninig Union ....... ............5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ....,,... .....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
Corner of 6th & Suwanie 735-1544
Gospel Music ... ............ .. 10:30 an.,
Worship Service .............,,,. 11:00 an.m.
Wednesday Bible Study .....,,,,,7:00 p,m,

2344 Merle Lmangford Rd.
Sunday Morning Worship..,.10:0)0 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship ...,.....6:00 pm,
Wednesday Service ............,,,7:30 pm.


South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
M morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday W orship ....................2:30 p.m .
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

2465 Oxendine Rd
(863) 832-9292
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
W orship .........................t11:00 a.m .
Evening.................................. 1:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet....7:00 p.m.

64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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


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his readers to send in testimonials
on the subject, "Books that have
helped me."
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knowledge of God and the guide-
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It teaches us the best way to
live, the noblest way to suffer and
the most comfortable way to die.
St. Paul wrote, "The whole Bible
was given to us by inspiration from
God and is useful to teach us what
is true and to make us realize what
is wrong in our lives; it straightens
us out and helps us to do what is
right." ..

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August 2, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3C

In Business
By Maria Trujillo

ICE & SPICE Bloth of which can be found at the new
Meijcan restaurant on Main Street in downtown Wauchula.
Kairos Mexican Restaurant & Grill and the Rainbow Ice
Cream Shop opened up side-by-side in mid-May.
Siblings and co-owners Karina and Cesar Perez are from
Matamoros, Tamaulipas in Mexico. Karina made her way to
Florida in 1998.
Opening up a restaurant is something that has always appealed
to Karina. When the opportunity presented itself, she didn't hesi-
tate to take it.
Originally her plan was just to open up Kairos, but when she
found out the spot right next door to the restaurant was also avail-
able, she decided to take it as well. So, Rainbow Ice Cream was
scooped into her plans.
The shop has the look of an old-fashioned ice cream parlor
complete with bar-type, or "counter," seating and displays filled
with the delicious goodies. Perez came up with the name of the
shop because of the colors of the rainbow associating with the var-
ious colors of the ice cream.
In opening uip Rainbow, she hopes that the different flavors of
paletas (popsicles) and ice cream commonly found in Mexico will
appeal to the people of Hardee County.
Ice cream flavors include strawberry, pistachio, butter pecan,
chocolate, cookies and cream and vanilla.
There is an even bigger variety of paletas, which are all-natu-
ral and homemade by a supplier. These include common fruit fla-
vors from Mexico and others, such as nanche, mamey, tamarindo,
chamoy, coconut, pifia colada, lime, melon, guava, mango, mango
con chile, pineapple con chile, strawberry, grape and watermelon
along with pecan, chocolate, cookies and cream, strawberry and

Apply Online For

School Lunch Help

For The Herald-Advocate
Filling out your child's free
or reduced-price lunch applica-
tion just got that much quicker
and convenient.
The school district recently
added an online application
option, where parents can sub-
mit a user name and password
and then easily and securely
enter all relevant information
for each child.
It went online Wednesday.
School begins Aug. 20.
Hardee County Food Service
handles all seven schools in the
district, with nearly 1,000
breakfasts, 4,000 lunches and
250 snacks served daily. This
online option will allow for
quicker processing to receive
benefits sooner. The application
is safe, secure, private and
ready with any Internet connec-

To fill out the application,
visit www.schoollunchapp.-
com, select your state (Florida)
and then your school district
(Hardee). Follow the step-by-
step screens to enter student and
household information; parents
can also continue to add stu-
dents within their household,
providing all the information in
one place verses filling out a
new written application per
Once all the information has
been entered, click "Apply" to
submit the application, which is
immediately transmitted to the
nutrition office, resulting in
quicker processing to receive
benefits sooner.
The link also is available on
the Hardee district website.
www.hardee.k 12 .fl.us.



cream and caramel.
Rainbow also serves banana splits .hoco-bananas, snow
cones and mangoneadas (pureed mango v ch is then frozen and
made into a type of popsicle with different condiments).
Snow cone flavors include watermelon, peach, pineapple,
strawberry, bubblegum, pina colada. mango, tamarindo, lemon and
cotton candy.
The shop isn't limited to cold treats. Also available are pop-
corn, hot dogs, chicharrones (type of pork rinds), churros, nachos
and more.
Kairos, right next door, features a Mexican-style cuisine and a
family home-cooked feeling.
Cooks for Kairos are Perez and her mom, Rosa, who has been
cooking for many years and therefore has a vast knowledge in
preparing Mexican foods.
The restaurant serve familiar dishes such as tacos, enchiladas
and tamales as well as other typical Mexican dishes. Kairos also
happens to make flour and corn tortillas fresh every day.
The dishes include quesadillas, tostadas, flautas (similar to
tacos), tortas (type of sandwich), milanesa de polo (breaded chick-
en), chiles rellenos (stuffed peppers), ceviche (fish soup), fried or
Spanish shrimp and much more.
Kairos also offers a variety of specials.
Daily specials are: Monday, guisado de res (steak); on
Wednesday, caldo de res (beef stew); Thursday, mole; Friday,
pozole (pork stew); Saturday, caldo de mariscos (fish soup); and
Sunday, menudo (beef tripe stew).
Kairos recently implemented a lunch special from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Monday through Friday. This special is given at a reduced
price and includes an entree, a side and a free tea. Choose from
two enchiladas, two tacos, three flautas, two tostadas, a torta or a
There is also a kid's special. On Wednesday a meal is 50 per-
cent off with the purchase of an adult entree, and on Thursday chil-
dren 10 and under get a free snow cone from Rainbow with the pur-
chase of any meal.
Drinks available are soft drinks, tea or a variety of Jarritos.
Hours for both Rainbow and Kairos are Monday, Wednesday
and Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 10
p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from noon to 9 p.m. Both are
closed on Tuesday.
Kairo s Mexican Restaurant & Grill and Rainbow Ice Cream
Shop are located at 216 W. Main St., where the Main Street Pub
used to be. Carryout is available by calling 773-6246.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call
Maria Trujillo at 773-3255 with your business news.

It is important our local party sends the best

candidate into the General Election. I believe

our county is at a crossroad. Check both

candidates positions on the issues and

you will certainly vote for


County Commission District 1


Week Ending: July 29, 2012
Intermittent Rain, Hot Temperatures
Weather Summary: Florida received mostly light showers
with very high temperatures. Almost all of Florida's Automated
Weather Network (FAWN) stations recorded some rainfall during
the week. The most rainfall was at Carrabelle (3.53 inches) fol-
lowed by Alachua (2.24 inches) and Marianna (1.61 inches). Fawn
stations -at Okahumpka, Lake Alfred, Monticello, Live Oak,
Palmdale, Citra, and Frostproof reported between one and two
inches of rainfall. Drought was moderate in some areas of the
Panhandle. The highest temperatures recorded averaged in the 90s.
Monticello recorded the highest temperature at 98 degrees and also
the lowest overnight temperature of 67 degrees.
Soil Moisture Ratings

Field Crops: In Washington County, timely rains improved
crops. Producers were monitoring hay fields and crops for worms.
Peanut producers reported that fungal leaf spot control on peanuts
has been more of a challenge this year due to frequent showers.
Due to high temperatures, growers scouted fields for white mold.
Pasco County producers had difficulty harvesting hay due to fre-
quent showers.

Fruits & Vegetables: Growers were preparing fields for the
fall vegetable planting season. The okra harvest continued in
Miami-Dade County.

Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, most pastures in all areas
were in good condition. Drought was the first limiting factor in all
but the southwestern area. Flooded pastures limited the condition
in the northern and central areas. The condition of the cattle ranged
from very poor to good with most in good condition. In the
Panhandle, pastures were in very poor to excellent condition with
most in good condition. Pastures responded to rain showers in
Washington County. The cattle conditions ranged from mostly
good to excellent. Cattle conditions improved due to good grass. In
the northern area, the conditions of most pasture and cattle were
fair to excellent, with most in good condition. In the central areas,
pasture conditions ranged from poor to excellent with most good to
excellent. Some pasture grass showed signs of drought, wilting,
and low production. Stock pond water levels dropped and water'
temperatures rose. The cattle conditions ranged from very poor to
excellent with most in good condition. In the southwestern areas,
the pasture conditions ranged from poor to excellent with most in
good condition. Pastures looked very good in Okeechobee County.
The condition of the cattle ranged from poor to excellent.

Citrus: Daily high temperatures remained in the low to mid-
90s across the citrus region. All but one of the FAWN stations in
the citrus growing region recorded some precipitation this week.
Alachua received the most at 2.24 inches. Six stations received
more than an inch and another nine stations received at least half of
an inch. Fort. Pierce recorded the least, with no measurable precip-
itation. The majority of the citrus region was still drought free. The
exception was an area still experiencing abnormally dry conditions
that included most of Glades and Hendry counties, a small portion
of Lee County, and all .f Collier County, per the U.S. Drought
Monitor, last updated July 24, 2012. As late orange harvesting has
ended, fertilizer application, summer oil spraying, young tree care,
and grove maintcinancc were the primary grove activities.

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Political advertisement paid for and approved by Donald Samuels (Republican) for County Commission,,District L


The Rainbow Ice Cream Shop sells a variety of ice
creams, snow cones, paletas (popsicles) and much
more. The cold goodies are all-natural and the paletas
are supplied homemade. Many flavors typical to Mexico
can be found at Rainbow.

Kairos Mexican Restaurant & Grill is found where Main
Street Grille was previously located. Rainbow Ice Cream
Shop is conveniently next door. Both are owned by sib-
lings Karina and Cesar Perez.

Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his
own nature into his pictures.
-Henry Ward Beecher

4C The Herald-Advocate, August 2, 2012

Bald Eagle Number s

ly a
88 a

Increasing In]
he bald eagle population is nesting pairs, these volunteers
teasing in Florida, which make a significant difference in
tinues to be one of the top conserving the species.
Is in the lower 48 states for "Audubon is proud to have
J eagles to nest and raise played a role in the bald eagle's
r young. amazing success story in
ased on its 2011 aerial sur- Florida," said Eric Draper,
, the Florida Fish & Wildlife executive director for Audubon
iservation Commission esti- Florida. "Our dedicated staff
es there are 1,457 active and EagleWatch volunteers,
J eagle nests in Florida, near- along with our state agency
nine percent increase since partners, have helped to identi-
8, when the state implement- fy potential threats to these
a bald eagle management magnificent birds and their nest
1. sites, but our work is far from
ong-term success with bald done. Together, we are leading
es in Florida is reflected in the nation in the protection of
species' recovery from just this important and iconic
active nests in 1973. species."
3ald eagles have made a Working with ranchers and
arkable recovery in Florida. other landowners to protect
FWC and Audubon are bald eagle habitat is another pri-
king together to protect bald ority for Audubon, with its
es in Florida, so these involvement going back 50
estic raptors will continue to years to the start of the
as a symbol of national Cooperative Kissimmee Eagle
e and conservation success," Sanctuary Program.
FWC Chairman Kenneth Florida's greatest concentra-
ght. tions of bald eagle nesting terri-
or 20 years, Audubon Flor- stories are clustered around
has recruited citizen-scien- coastal and freshwater areas
to monitor eagles and their such as the Kissimmee Chain of
s through its EagleWatch Lakes. In 2011, Osceola and
ram, active in more than 40 Polk counties ranked first and
ties. By monitoring more second, respectively, for highest
20 percent of the state's number of documented bald

Encouraging Children To Explore Careers In

Science, Technology, Engineering And Math

For many parents, the road to
a great future for their kids may
be easier to find than they real-
ize. That's because eight of the
top 10 best paid majors are in
engineering, according to the
National Association of Col-
leges and Employers. Children
who learn the fundamentals of
STEM (science, technology,
engineering and math) subjects
in early grades are better
equipped to pursue an engineer-
ing career.
Parents play a vital role in
shaping their children's educa-
tion and career aspirations.
Science and. engineering fair
projects are often students'first-
and, in mary cases, only-Qppor-
tunity to gain hands-on experi-
ence with STEM subjects in
ways that directly relate to their
own lives, personal interests or
aspirations. A science fair proj-
ect can give your child the
chance to create his or her own
education experience, one that
allows him or her to experi-
ment,just as scientists and engi-
neers do in the real world.
What Parents Can Do
To help your child stay excit-
ed about STEM subjects

through a science fair:
1. Find a science fair at
2. Choose a science fair
topic that means something
special to your child. Don't start
with a generic listing of science
fair topics. Instead, start with
your child's personal interests
and go from there. For example,
if your child likes video games,
consider studying graphics
processors. A website like
www.sciencebuddies.org can
help your child find a project
geared to his or her interests.
3. Consider a mentor who
can share his or her life experi-
ence with, your child. Mentors
can connect a child with real-
world applications of their
STEM studies. Microsoft found
that 57 percent of STEM col-
lege students were inspired by a
teacher or class.
4. Remember: There are
no "wrong" results in a sci-
ence fair project. Your child's
original hypothesis may not be
correct but it's learning about
the scientific method and engi-
neering process that really mat-
5. Parents don't need to be

scientific experts to help their
kids with their project. Offering
support and encouragement and
attending the science fair are
just a few ways to help.
What Others Are Doing
One in five STEM college
students said they decided to
pursue a STEM career in mid-
dle school or earlier.
To give today's students a
hand, the Broadcom Found-
ation sponsors the nation's lead-
ing science and engineering
competition for sixth to eighth
graders The Broadcom
MASTERS(r). The winner is
awarded the $25,000 Samueli
Foun-dation Prize, but the thou-
sands of young people who par-
ticipate in the program through
their regional and state science
fairs are better prepared to meet
the challenges of the future and
lead the way with innovative
scientific breakthroughs, engi-
neering feats and technological
Learn More
You can find more facts and
advice at www.broadcomfoun-
dation.org/masters or call (949)

A wise prince will seek means by which his subjects will always and in every possible
condition of things have need of his government, and then they will always be faithful
to him.
-Niccolo Machiavelli

I[--------------------- I

I, Juan Otero,

Do Not endorse

Thomas Santarlas

for Sheriff. I

apologize to the

citizens for allowing him to

push me into writing what he

wanted me to write.

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Duhamel Gives A"High-

Five" For Adopted Pets

eagle nests.
Bald eagles almost disap-
peared from the lower 48 states
by the mid-20th century, with
an estimated 417 pairs in the
United States in 1963. The use
of the now-banned pesticide
DDT was causing eggshells to
weaken and break under the
weight of adults incubating
Today, a healthy and stable
eagle population in Florida will
depend on continued availabili-
ty of appropriate nesting and
foraging habitats, as well as
protection from disturbance
during the nesting season.
While the bald eagle is no
longer listed as an endangered
or threatened species, it is fed-
erally protected under the Bald
& Golden Eagle Protection Act
and Migratory Bird Treaty Act,
and by state rule (F.A.C. 68A-
It is illegal to feed, disturb,
take or possess a bald eagle, its
feathers, nest or eggs.
The public can help conserve
bald eagles in Florida by fol-
lowing state guidelines for
activities near eagle nests, and
by reporting new eagle nest
locations to BaldEagle@My-

Approximately half ol the
pets that end up in shelters in
North America are euthanized
before they find a home. That
adds up to about 11.000 pets
each day-or about 4 million pets
this year-that will lose their
lives even though the majority
are healthy and adoptable.
While these figures might
seem staggering, ending pet
homelessness is an achievable
goal. Everyone can be part of
the solution and it starts with
adopting your next pet.
Many Americans believe
adopted pets are some of the
best companion animals, yet
there are many misconceptions
about adoption that need to be
overcome. PetSmart Charities
has teamed up with leading
actor Josh Duhamel to launch
the High-Five for Pet Adoption
campaign in an effort to educate
the public about these miscon-
Duhamel has been a pet
adoption advocate since he
adopted Meatloaf, a companion
for Zoe, his 7-year-old dachs-
hund. Though he's passed away,
Meatloaf left an indelible mark
on Duhamel that adopted
pets are so grateful for the love
you have to give them and
he's committed to raising
awareness about the joy that
adopted pets bring to our lives.
With Duhamel, the High-Five
for Pet Adoption campaign cel-
ebrates the 5 million pets that
have been saved through
PetSmart Charities adoption
centers in PetSmart stores,
while raising awareness about
adoption in an effort to save
millions more pets. Duhamel
urges others to take action by:

Donating to organizations
that rely on public support to
run shelters and programs that
save pets. Text PETS to 80888
through August 6 or visit
www.petsmart charities.org to
donate $5 and help PetSmart
Charities reach its goal of rais-
ing $250,000 to help save
10,000 homeless pets.
Adopting a pet when you're
ready to add a four-legged com-
panion to your family.
Sharing your story with
others about how your adopted
pet has brought joy to your life.
One of the biggest barriers to
adoption is the belief that "you
never know what breed you're
going to get," yet in the U.S., an
average of 20 percent of all
adoptable pets are purebred. No
matter what type of pet you
choose to adopt, consider these
four things:
1.Space. Some breeds spend
lots of time sleeping, while oth-
ers need more room to run and
2. Time. The need for train-
ing, attention, play and outings
can vary depending on breed
3. Kids. If you have children,
know the pet's temperament
before you adopt. Most shelters
will offer a pet's history, includ-
ing temperament, when it's
4. Coat. Some breeds must be
professionally groomed to stay
healthy and almost all dogs and
cats, whether long- or short-
haired, shed. How much hair
are you ready to handle?
More tips, adoption stories
and access to a list of local
adoption agencies is available
on www.pet smartcharities.org.

do today.

Professional Organizations
State Supts. Board of Directors
- State TitJe One Committee representing small school districts
State and National Migrant Education Committee
Member First Baptist Church Wauchula



The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
July 15-21. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are

Robert A. Holsbeke, Murphy
Road, mechanical, $5,400.
Mark S. Moye, Schontag
Road, mechanical, $7,200.
John P. Palmer, Heard Bridge
Road, mechanical, $3,300.
Daniel K. O'Bannon, Church
Avenue, mechanical, $7,329.
Kurt Allen, Fish Branch
Road, mobile home, $13,500.
Jack Clarence See, East Bay
Street, roofing, $2,975.
Elissa L. Stenders, Sunshine
Lane, roofing, $5,400.
Thomas Bostick, Main Street,
repairs and doors, $15,000.
Martin M. Wohl, Gordon
Road, rehabilitation/repairs,

Unlicensed activity is against
the law and can cause physical
and financial harm. Check to
make sure that those who you
hire to work on your home hold
the proper licensess. Plumbing,
AC, and roofing are just a few
of the services that require a

I am very proud of our accomplishments
during my 2 terms as Superintendent.

* We were able to construct Hardee High School and maintain an
excellent program in both Academics and Vocational education.

* We were also able to discover and secure the grant that made it
possible to construct the recreation complex. Pool Softball fields -
Raquetball courts.

* This grant required cooperation between the School Board,
County Commission, and the City of Wauchula. County commis-
sioners Maurice Henderson and Sam Rawls led the efforts for the
commissioners and Earl Crawley, City Manager led the City Coun-
sil efforts.

* I pledge to the Voters of Hardee County that if they see fit to
elect me I will continue to listen to their concerns as I have during
this campaign and I will act in their best interest as a School Board

* I also pledge that my motivation will be to serve the people of
Hardee and not be concerned with re-election as so many politicians

Graduate Hardee H.S.
University of Florida 2 yrs.
University of Tampa B.S. Ed.
University of Mississippi M. Ed.
- Certification School Administration and Supervision
U.S.A.F. 6yrs. reserve
Teacher Coach Hlillsborough County FL.
Principal Bowling Green Elementary 6yrs.
Superintendent Hardee 8yrs.
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August 2, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 5C

This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad-
vocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-Ad-
vocate ...
Charles S. Goff, who resides
near this city, has been named
department inspector of the
United Spanish War Veterans in
Florida, having been appointed
by Department Commander
W.H. Marshall, of Fort Lau-
derdale. Goff is adjutant of the
Wauchula camp, Number
Thirty-Six, and has built it into
one of the strongest and most
outstanding camps in the entire

"Born To Dance," the eager-
ly-awaited smash musical suc-
cessor to "Broadway Melody of
1936," with Eleanor Powell,

Greetings from Fort Green!
VBS is over and now all the
youth are looking forward to
the "Back to School Bash" at
Fort Green Baptist on Aug. 11
from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This
is an all-day affair and lunch
will be served. Young and old
seem to enjoy the water slides,
and you would be surprised
how many just want to dunk the
All students in attendance
will get a book bag filled with
supplies. CF Industries furnish-
es the book bags, and most
times their employees enjoy
shopping and stuffing the bags.
Mosaic furnishes the water
slides and dunk tank. These are
good neighbors!
On Sunday, Aug. 12, there
will be a covered-dish dinner
and then everyone who wants
can play on the water slide.
Simple Faith Trio will bring the
evening message in song begin-
ning at 6. If you have never
heard this group sing, you are in
for a treat. Sunday night the
youth will have a lock-in.
The last item on the agenda
for the youth before those
dreaded words, "it's time.to get
ready for school," will be Mis-
sion Day, on Aug. 14. They will
go to Lakeland to the Baptist
Children's Home and help do
yard work or other chores that
need attention. This will be in
the morning, and in the after-
noon there will be a fun activi-
ty. If you are interested, let Faye
Davis know.
Our sincere sympathy is ex-
tended to the family of Billy
Nicholson. He had Nicholson's
Hardware in Bowling Green for
a great many years. Friends told
me he was the type of person if
your water pump broke down
on a Sunday and you were in an
emergency, he would go to the
store and get the part you need-
ed. That type of service is a
thing of the past. Edith Bassett
told me she saw Ernestine Dur-
rance at the funeral and she
looked and sounded good. It is
sad, but that is usually where
we see friends!
Lynn Revell is in the hospital
in Sebring. Bobby Bragg has
been released from the Sebring
.hospital. William Porter is still
in the hospital. Pauline Walker
is in the Lakeland hospital.
Betty Walker just was not able
to attend church. Chrysta says
she just doesn't feel good and
has no strength. Mildred Coop-
er has her good days and then
some bad. Paul Adams said his
dad had a mini-stroke. Please
pray for these.
Mary Lois Crawley stopped
by Saturday so I could meet and
visit with her twin grandchil-
dren. They are the cutest blue-
eyed blond girls named Kath-
leen and Paige. They will be 4
in October. I feel sure they will
fit the old song, "five foot two,
eyes of blue, cutest thing I ever
knew," and yoo probably know
the rest.
Their brother had 6een cho-
sen to play on a special ball
team in Bradenton and that is
where Todd and wife and others
were. The twins wanted to stay
with their granddaddy and
grandmama, and they all had a
super time.
'Little Emmalyn Chester
turned a year old Saturday and
had a lovely party at her home.
She is the little lady of Laren
and West Chester. It does not
seem possible that she is
already a year old! Her great-
grandmama, Joyce Coker, told
me she had her own little cake
and was so cute eating it. Most
make a big mess!

"Queen of Taps," in the stellar
role surrounded by practically
all of the stars and the execu-
tive, production and technical
crew of the earlier hit comes to
the Royal screen Tuesday and
Wednesday as one of the out-
standing pictures on the new
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer sched-

Robert F. Sikes, president of
the Florida State Press Associ-'
ation, has arranged a most inter-
esting program dealing with the
subject of advertising Florida,
for presentation to newspaper-
men and civic leaders expected
to attend a three-day economic
conference here Aug..5-7.

The new and refreshing star
combination of Jean Harlow
and Robert Taylor in an utterly
delightful romantic comedy,

About 25 family and friends
enjoyed the afternoon and good
food West prepared on the grill.
A couple of the special guests
were Jessica Gill and Phil.
They came from Clearwater on
Friday and stayed through the
Ronnie and Dana Abbott had
birthday parties all Saturday
afternoon. The first was grand-
son Lane, who turned 5. He had
a good time playing in the pool
with his family and friends and,
of course, all the good cake and
other food. He told his mema,
Lynda Abbott, that the best part
of his birthday was having fun
with his family and friends.
After Lane's party was over,
another group attended another
birthday party for Dana and
Ronnie's children, Will and
Jessica. Ronnie grilled and they
all enjoyed the pool and supper!
The pool was full all afternoon.
Please pray for one another,
our .nation, the law officers and
the military.

Way Back When

makes "Personal Property."
which comes to the Royal
screen Sunday and Monday,
one of the outstanding film
treats of the season,

A W\auchula youth. Leland
Kay, has been named parlia-
mentarian for the state 4-HI
Club organization. He and other
officers will attend a state meet-
ing Aug. 10 at Cherry Lake near

The days when a Wauchula
male can blame his whiskers on
poor city water pressure appeal
to be numbered.

If you want to sell property, it
looks like now is the time to do
it. Hardee County appears to be
well on the way to another ban-
ner year in real estate trading.

Construction is lagging in
Wauchula and will have to put
on a tremendous spurt during
the final half of 1962 if this year
is to even equal the record set
last yeari
John Shaw and Keno
.linwright successfully defended
their Hardee County Canoe
Race rowing title as they
cruised down the somewhat
murkv Peace River in a time of
one hour 57 minutes and 32
seconds. The river was down
about a foot lower than last. year
and thus overall times were not
quite as good as they have been
for several other races. This was
win number five overall for
Shaw and Jinwright.

Last year the Hardee County
Chapter of the American Heart
Association more than doubled
the goal set for raising funds for

the organization. A goal of
S7.000 was set by the Hardee
committee of which Jimmy
Hanchey is chairman. The
monies raised exceeded
S 14,090. or more than twice the
amount expected. Plans are
now being made for this year's
kickoff and definite plans call
for a higher quota than last year.

Brady Dean Ward has been
awarded an honorable dis-
charge after 21 years in' the
249th Engineer Combat Batta-
lion of the U.S. Army.

U.S. Sen. Lawton Chiles had
the Key Club as his guest at a
luncheon in the Senate dining
room on Tuesday of their visit
to the nation's capital. Later
they walked to the capitol to
have this photo made.
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people in the county will be
opening next week.

The Hardee County School
Board's proposed 18 percent
tax increase for the 2002-03 fis-
cal year passed its first public
exam Monday.

The National Weather
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on its NOAA Weather Radio
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2002. Listeners across west-
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A: Robert Clarence Adams.
Q: What city and state were you
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Q: What "
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A: May 23, 1937.
Q: What was your hometown like?
A: A peaceful small town where
everybody got along with each other.
Q: What was your house you grew
up in like?
A: A medium wood-frame house, not
too big not too small.
Q: What school did you go to?
A: The school of Wauchula, but only
up to 10th grade.
Q: Did you drop out or graduate
school? Why?
A: I dropped out so I could work
during the tough times.
Q: Did you move around a lot?
A: Some, not that much.
Q: Did your family have money or

did they struggle?
A: We had enough to get by.
Q: What kind of difficulties did
you face while growing up?
A: There weren't that many jobs
available and I was lucky to find any.
Q: What was the most interesting
thing that happened to you as a kid?
A: When I got to go fishing.
Q: What was the most interesting
thing that happened to you as an
A: Meeting my second wife.
Q: Did you have any pets while
growing up?
A: Yes, a dog named Jingles.
Q: Did you have a best friend that
was always there for you?
A: My mom. She was always there
when I needed her. She was the bestest
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Q: Do you have a big or large fam-
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Q: Where you close to your grand-
A: I can barely remember my grand-
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he died. The rest were gone before I
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4-H set a new record in 2012,
celebrating the fourth year of its
robotics program with 21 teams
competing in the national
FIRST Championship.
The event, culminates after
six weeks of building, engineer-
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in games created by FIRST. The
event brings together team-
work, sports and technology for
thousands of high school youth.
With support from jcpenney
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established 87 FIRST Robotics
teams over four years in cities
such as Atlanta, Philadelphia,
Salt Lake City and West Palm
Beach. From urban to suburban,
4-H youth in FIRST Robotics
come from incredibly diverse
backgrounds to join a shared
passion for engineering.
That passion earned Scott
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TechnoClovers of Accident,
Md., second place overall.
"I love this because there are
so many things that can be done
and discovered with robots,"
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Nationwide, nearly 5 million
4-H youth each year participate
in hands-on science, technolo-
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like robotics through after-
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camps. With the launch of the
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begin exploring STEM year-
"We are proud of our 4-H
youth who stepped up to robot-
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talents in the name of engineer-
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National 4-H Council president
and CEO. "Their success is a
testament to 4-H's efforts to
address the nation's scientific
workforce development chal-
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programming, sparking an early
interest in the sciences and pro-
viding an environment where
young people can discover the
possibilities of pursuing deg-
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The early introduction to
STEM among 4-Hers is key,
according to a study by Tufts
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better grades and higher levels
of academic competence; are
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in STEM; and are more inter-
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"In order for our country to
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make critical investments in the
technological education of our
youth today," Floyd said. "From
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Q: Where did you go to church at?
A: As a kid I went to First Methodist
Church, but as an adult I go to
Immanuel Baptist Church.
Q: What were your favorite pas-
times while growing up?
A: Getting to go swimming in the
Peace River.
Q: Where were your favorite
places to go?
A: See :, .rive-in Restaurant and
Knight's Drive-in Restaurant.
Q: How old were you and what
year was it when you got your first
A: I was 9 and it was 1946.
Q: What was your first job?
A: Picking strawberries.
Q: When did you get married and
how many times were you married?
A: Twice, in 1962 and 1985
Q: How long were you married
the first time?
A: It was for about seven years,
from what I can remember.
Q: How long were you married

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the second time or would have been
A: If my second wife were alive
today, then it would be 26 years. Before
she died we were married 19 years.
Q: Do you have any kids? If so,
how many?
A: Yes, I have two, a son and a
Q: How have things in Florida
changed in your lifetime?
A: It's changed too fast and there's
too many people.
Q: How have things in the United
States changed in your lifetime?
A: There have been too many ridicu-
lous laws made.

Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our

The Current Sheriff's Job Performance
I am not suggesting that the sheriff is a bad guy on a personal level. However, I do question his ability, based on his past
performances, to provide, you with the level of law enforcement service that you deserve. There is a pattern of inadequacy
that if left to continue, will only lead to a continued abuse of our tax-payer monies as well as an increased risk to our
public safety. Consider the following before casting your vote:
* The sheriff has a 7.3 MILLION DOLLAR ANNUAL BUDGET and yet he has only allocated enough money to
provide the entire county with 4-5 DEPUTIES PER NIGHT!
* The sheriff refuses to release a "Line-item" budget for us to inspect. Thus there is no transparency or accountability with
the finances at the sheriffs office.
* The DRUG PROBLEM IN HARDER COUNTY continues to be problematic. The sheriff has lived here all of his life
and has worked for the sheriffs office for approximately 33 years. It would be safe to say that he knows or should kno
where every drug house is located in the county and the identity of many if not all of the drug dealers. Why then do we
continue to have such a problem?
* Between all the components of the sheriffs office, there is approximately a QUARTER MILLION DOLLARS
of monies entitled, "Capital" or "OTHER OBLIGATIONS." The sheriff will not provide an explanation as to
these expenditures. What are these "Other Obligations?"
* There is an INSUFFICIENT SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER (SRO) PROGRAM at our school campuses. The
sheriff tells us that his 3 deputies are properly certified, when in fact a public records request indicated that only one
deputy had the required minimum mandatory certification.
* The CRIME RATE HAS INCREASED considerable in a majority of categories under the command of your current
sheriff. Search the FDLE website "http://www.fdle.state.fl.us" & see for yourself
* TRAFFIC FATALITIES have more than DOUBLED from 2006-2010 under the command of the current sheriff.
Is this because we only have 4-5 deputies working at night? Or, is it because the sheriff does not have any sort of traffic
enforcement program at the sheriffs office?
* There are NO AFTER-SCHOOL YOUTH PROGRAMS providing mentorship, such as a Police Athletic League
or a Boy's and Girl's club, for our children. The lack of programs put children onto the streets during that critical
time from after school until the parents return home from work.
* There is NO COMMUNITY-ORIENTED POLICING concept in Hardee County. With the exception of a
neighborhood watch program, the sheriff does not have any partnerships with the schools, churches, residents or
business leaders to assist in reducing the crime rate.
* There are NO QUARTERLY TOWN HALL MEETINGS for you to speak with the sheriff and his administration to
address problems in YOUR neighborhood!
* There is NO UNION PROTECTION for our deputies to ensure they are receiving appropriate compensation,
benefits, merit-based promotions and/or progressive disciplinary procedures. Thus, 'the Sheriff is the "Judge, Jury &
Executioner" in this matter.
* There is NO OUTSIDE ACCREDITATION of the law enforcement division and county jail to ensure proper policies
and procedures are in-place. The sheriff creates the policies and procedures.
* There are NO BILINGUAL 911 OPERATORS at the sheriffs office. Hardee County has a significant number of
Hispanic residents. Why doesn't the sheriff hire more bilingual people to work at his agency?
* The sheriffs office has 17 ADMINISTRATORS COSTING the tax-payers $932,000 PER YEAR. Why do we need so
many administrators running the sheriffs office?
* The sheriffs office received approx. three grants last year. Why aren't we tapping into the billions of dollars of free grant
money in order to reduce the financial burden on the tax-payers?

* And here is the


big one....SHERIFF LANIER HAS NO PLAN for providing law enforcement services to our
community! He didn't have one in 2008 and he doesn't have one in 2012. Maybe that is why we
have so many problems at the sheriffs office! If anybody knows of a written plan authored by the
current sheriff, please... by all means let us know where we can read about it!
I will immediately correct these problems and restore accountability and integrity to the sheriffs
office. I will make sure that you are receiving advanced law enforcement services and provide
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strategic plan is almost 15 pages in length and located on my website for you to read.

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

July 29, a fight on Dixiana Drive and a theft on U.S. 17 North
were reported.
July 28, Everardo Maldonado, 32, of 2150 Stansfield Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Todd Souther on a charge of con-
tempt of court.
July 28, a fight at Tuskegee and Mowatt streets was reported.
July 27, Oniel Lemus, 19, of 304 Georgia St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of violation of proba-
July 27, Daniel Michael Lumley, 23 of 3867 Dixiana Dr.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged
with larceny petit theft and trespass on,property other than a
structure. At the jail, he Lumley was detained on two counts of vio-
lation of probation.
July 27, Demetrio Garcia, 36, of 15220 E. Hwy 92, Seffner,
was arrested by Capt. James Hall on a charge of failure to appear
in court.
July 27, criminal mischief on SR 62, and thefts on Mourning
Dove Lane and on Boyd Cowart Road were reported.
July 26, Michael James Staton, 20, of 702 S. Eighth Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on a charge of vio-
lation of probation.
July 26, a residential burglary on Brooksville Avenue and a
theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.
July 25, Wade Joseph Aubry, 21, of 9420 Lazy Lane, Tampa,
was arrested by Dep. Donna McCleskey on a charge of violation of
July 25, a residential burglary on Sally Place and a theft on
Old Bradenton Road were reported.

July 24, a residential burglary on Snell Street and criminal
mischief on SR 62 and on East Main Street were reported.
July 23, Ricardo Maldanado-Aceves, 37, of 4522 Dixiana
Drive, Bowling Green, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward on a
charge of failure to appear in court.
July 23, thefts on Morning Glory Loop, Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue, Finch Drive and Will Duke Road were reported.

July 29, Angela Lee Keene, 33, of 1051 Downing Circle,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with bat-
tery and sexual assault.
July 29, a theft on Georgia Street was reported.
July 27, a residential burglary on Green Street and a theft on
Stenstrom Road were reported.
July 26, burglary of a conveyance on North Fourth Avenue
was reported.
July 24, a residential burglary on East Oak Street and a theft
on Orange Place were reported.
July 23, a residential burglary on North Ninth Avenue was

July 26, a theft on Willow Avenue was reported.

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A Daily Thought
This is what the Lord says,
He who appoints the sun to
shine by day, Who decrees
the moon ancd 'qrs to shine
by night, Who stirs up the
sea so that its waves roll -
The Lord Almighty is His
Jeremiah 31:35 (NIV)
For God did not give a spirit
of timidity (about sharing our
faith), but a spirit of power
and love and self-control.
// Timothy 1:7 (RSV)
I'm thanking You, God, out
loud in the streets; singing
Your praises in town and
country. The deeper Your
love, the higher it goes;
every cloud is a flag to Your
Psalm 57:9 (ME)
Because God is working in
you to help you want to do
and be able to do what
pleases Him.
Philippians 2:13 (NCV)

What a shame, what folly, to
give advice before listening
to the facts! ... Intelligent
people are always open to
new ideas. In fact, they look
for them. ... Any story
sounds true until someone
sets the record straight.
Proverbs 10:13,15,17 (NLT)
So, there is now no condem-
nation (eternally) for those
who belong to Christ Jesus.
For the power of His life-giv-
ing Spirit and this power
is mine through Jesus Christ
has freed me from the
vicious cycle of committing
sin and death (eternal).
Romans 8:1 (TLB)
"Listen to this, Job; stop and
consider God's wonders. Do
you know how God controls
the clouds and makes His
lightning flash? Dcryou know
how the clouds '"ihIab
poised, those wonders 'idf
Him who is perfect in knowl-
Job 37:14-16 (NIV)

What creature can fly
straight up like a heli-
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Art is born of the observa-
tion and investigation of

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The revitalized National
('cech & Slovak Museum & Li-
brary (NCSMI) opens in Cedar
Rapids. IA. in July 2012 with
three world-class art exhibits
that will draw and captivate vis-
itors from around the world.
Now enlarged to 50.000
square feet. the museum and
library celebrates its grand
reopening with "Alphonse
Mucha: Inspirations of Art
Nouveau." Featuring paintings.
jewelry, sculptures and litho-
graphs, the exhibition comes
directly from the Mucha
Foundation in Prague and
London. An exhibit of this size
and caliber has not appeared in
the United States since 1999
and is the first of its type to
appear in the Midwest.
From 1995 to 2008. the
NCSML definitively stood on
the banks of the Cedar River as
an icon of the strength of
Czechs and Slovaks every-
where. .In 2008, the world
watched the river reach a
record-breaking flood level.
"We were just days from
launching a museum expansion
project when the flood oc-
curred." said Gail Naughton,
president and CEO of NCSML.
"So in keeping with our Czech
and Slovak heritage, we moved
forward instead of retreating."
The 1,500-ton (3 million-
pounds) museum building, ded-
icated in 1995 by Presidents
Michal Kovaic (Slovakia). Bill
Clinton (U.S.) and VAclav
Havel (Czech Republic), was
moved 100 yards to an area sev-
eral feet above the record flood

While much of the NCSML's
fine art and folklore artifacts
were saved from the devastat-
ing waters, a great deal had to
be refurbished and cleaned.
These refurbished NCSML
artifacts can be seen in the "It
All Comes Out in the Wash"
display featuring beautifully
embellished textiles, including
the beloved kroje (folk cos-
tumes). painstakingly restored
at the Chicago Conservation
Center. This unique exhibition
shows the vibrant colors and
quality of the pieces, the largest
collection of kroje outside
Slovakia and the Czech Re-
public. The oldest pieces date to
the 16th century.
"We will continue to feature
our collection of kroje. Royal
Dux porcelain. Egermann
glassware, Bohemian crystal,
folk art and political posters,"
Naughton said. "Our commit-
ment to our visitors from
around the world is to keep our
exhibits fresh. Czech and
Slovak histories are vast and
rich so we will tell these stories
through revolving, captivating
The third grand reopening
exhibit, "Weird & Wonderful:
Award Winning Art for Chil-
dren's Books," includes 76
award-winning illustrations that
were honored at the Biennial of
Illustrations Bratislava (BIB),
an international competitive
exhibition of children's book
illustrations that has been held
in Bratislava since 1967.
"With these three awe-inspir-
ing exhibits, we celebrate our
return from a natural disaster in

2008," Naughton said. "There is
no better way to celebrate the
completion of a project of this
magnitude than with these art
exhibits. People who come to
see them won't want to leave.
"With the generous contribu-
tions of individuals, businesses
and foundations the Czech
Republic, the state of Iowa, the
Federal Emergency Manage-
ment Agency and the city of
Cedar Rapids we have a
dream come true." Naughton
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only professional museum ded-
icated to Czech and Slovak his-
tory and culture in the world) is
now three times larger, which
lends itself to more exhibition
galleries, an expanded research
library, additional educational
programming space, a new
museum store and more collec-
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The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
Thomas Christopher Weems,
25. Wauchula, and Mindy Crui-
shelle Stevens, 21 W\auchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
James M. Pyle III DDS vs.
Angelita Wallace, judgment.
MidFlorida Credit Union vs.
Carrie Gomez and David
Gomez, stipulated payments
Portfolio Investment Ex-
change Inc. vs. Frances Spivey,
default judgment.
Hardee Livestock Market
Inc. vs. Edward Chancey and
Donald Chancey, judgment.

There was no misdemeanor
court last week as the judge
was out of the office.

The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Emerson Jones and Robert
Jones vs. Tim E. Wells, dam-
ages contracts or indebted-
Freedom Mortgage Co. vs.
Linda Ann Beebe et al, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Hortencia Macedo and Juan
Basurto Vargas, divorce.
Paul D. Sutton Jr. and
Patricia J. Sutton, divorce.
Bank of America vs. Ramiro
Briones Jr., Rebecca Bripnes et
al, petition for mortgage fore-
James Prevatt vs. Husqvasna
Professional Products and Sears
Holdings Corp., damages -
product liability.
Jennifer Maldonado vs.
Cipriano Ibarra, petition for
injunction for protection.
Branch Banking & Trust
Corp. vs. Steven M. Senn,
Regina D. Senn and Steve Senn
Electric Inc., damages con-
tracts and indebtedness.
Callie Marlene Lambert and
Levi Brooks Lambert, divorce.
Elise Chery. and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Julian J. Williams, petition
for enforcement of administra-
tive child support order.
Sarah Richardson vs. Kevin
Richardson, petition for i nc-

tion for protection.
Julisa Grando and DOR vs.
Dionicio Rene Campos, peti-
tion for child support.
Matthew Lyle Rickett and
Ashley 1.. Rickett, divorce.
Becky MNcCoy vs. Doug
Skinner, 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
Sonia Cervantes and DOR
vs. Mario A. Rivas, order on
child support contempt.
Tina Renee Grice and DOR
vs. Roger Ray Vickery, order on
child support contempt.
Tiana Lafaye Snell and DOR
vs. Albert Sanchez, order on
child support.
Roberto Servin and Marga-
rita Hernandez, order.
Shuwanda W. Lemaine vs.
Mario Rosario Leija and Jose
Leija, voluntary dismissal.
Trerika Lorraine Anderson
and DOR vs. Kenya Devymn
Jeabbar Hooks, order on
enforcement of administrative
child support order.
Elise Chery and DOR vs.
Julian J. Williams, petition for
enforcement of administrative
child support order withdrawn.
Maria Dominguez vs. Jevon
Lee Burks, dismissal of injunc-,
tion for protection.

The following felony crimi-
nal cases were disposed of
recently by the circuit judge.
Defendants have been adjudi-
cated guilty unless noted oth-
erwise. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by
and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Michael Damien Brewer,
violation of probation (original
charge trespass), probation ter-
minated, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Kenneth Ray Dickey, bur-
glary of structure, two years
Florida State Prison with credit
for time served, $520 fine and
court costs, $350 public defend-
cr fees, $100 cost of prosecu-
tion and $150 investigative

costs placed on lien; possession
of drug paraphernalia and loi-
tering/prowling, time served;
possession of methampheta-
mine and petit theft, not prose-
Edith Hale, grand theft'auto.
completed pretrial diversion
program, not prosecuted.
Teresa Hamilton, domestic
battery, adjudication withheld,
probation one year. S677 fine
and court costs, $350 public
defender fees, S100 cost of
prosecution, S150 investigative
costs, S12 First Step probation
fees; false imprisonment, not
Salomon Maldonado Jr., pos-
session of methamphetamine
with intent to sell and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, 11
months 29 days in jail with
credit for time served, $520 fine
and court costs, S350 public
defender fees, $100 cost of
prosecution and $150 investiga-
tive costs placed on lien; pos-
session of marijuana, not prose-
Sylvia Torres Miranda, grand
theft, adjudication withheld,
probation two years, $520 fine
and court costs, $300 public
defender fees, $100 cost of
prosecution, $150 investigative
costs, $24 First Step probation
fees, 100 hours community ser-
vice; scheme to defraud, not
Jose Antonio Oliva, armed
burglary of a dwelling, struc-
ture/conveyance and petit theft,
adjudication withheld, proba-
tion one year, $520 fine and
court costs, $200 public defend-
er fees, $100 cost of prosecu-
tion, $150 investigative costs,
$12 First Step probation fees,
100 hours community service;
giving false ID to a law
enforcement officer and disor-
derly intoxication, not prosecut-
Radames A. Ortiz, carrying a
concealed weapon, transferred
to county misdemeanor court.
James Bentley Richey, bur-
glary of a structure and grand
theft, adjudication withheld,
probation three years, $520 fine
and court costs, $200 public
defender fees, $200 cost of
prosecution, $150 investigative
costs, $36 First Step probation
Darren Twiddy, violation of
probation (original charge bur-
glary of structure), probation
revoked, one month 16 days in
jail, $50 public defender fee and
$100 cost of prosecution added
to outstanding fines and fees.
Claudia Estella Mancillas,

possession of methampheta-
mine and possession of drug
paraphernalia, not prosecuted.
Nikki Michelle Rivers,
neglect of an elderly or disabled
person, probation five years,
$520 fine and court costs. $300
public defender fees, S300 cost
of prosecution. $400 investiga-
tive costs, $60 First Step proba-
tion fees; aggravated man-
slaughter of a disabled person,
not prosecuted.
Frank Willard Johns, viola-
tion of probation (original
charges manufacturing of meth-
amphetamine and unlawful pos-
session of listed chemicals),
probation revoked, four months
in jail, $350 public defender fee
and $100 cost of prosecution
added to outstanding fines and
Mary Lawanda Peavy, mo-
tion for early termination of
probation (original charges ag-
gravated assault on a law
enforcement officer with a
weapon, resisting an officer
with violence and unlawful use
of a two-way communication
device), probation terminated.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Federal Home Loan Mort-
gage Corp. to Stephanie Harper,
Kenneth A. VanSickle to
Alejandro Cruz Garcia and
Lucia Valasso Bautista,
Emily Batey Tidwell and and
Mary Elizabeth Batey as co-
trustees to Emily Batey Tidwell
and Mary Elizabeth Batey,
George David Brown as co-
trustee to Frances J. Paris,
Jonathan Otis Brown as co-
trustee to Frances J. Paris,
James Kevin Brown, Susan
Maurine Watson and Janet Ruth
Alsabrook as co-trustees to
Frances J. Paris, $144,000.
Peace River Electric Co-
operative Inc. to Hardee County
Industrial Development Au-
thority, $996,000.
Michael and Rhonda Monnin
to Andrew B. and Stephanie M.
Smith and Gary D. Smith,

On The Agenda

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.

-Public hearings: Major Special Exception for liquefied nat-
ural gas fueling station and storage; and ordinances changing land
development codes on temporary off-premises sales of motor vehi-
cles and vessels, clarification of roof pitch requirements for single
family mobile homes or manufactured units, and creating Major
and Minor site development plans, 8:35 a.m.
-Courthouse Record Storage Building expenses, 9:35 a.m.
-Energy assessment report on county buildings, 9:50
-Engineering services for Hardee Lakes Park bathhouse and
entrance building, 10:05 a.m.
-Bid for emergency debris removal, 10:20 a.m.
-Acceptance of Medicaid certifications and payment, 10:35
-Resolution on solid waste collection and disposal, and fire
rescue services, 10:50 a.m.
-Double surface for roads, and Small County Road Assistance
Program agreements, 11:35 a.m.
-Presentation on updated county website, noon.

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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exposed. Fortunately, there are
steps vou can take to protect
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using passcodes and applica-
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access your smartphone if it is
lost or stolen.
Apps Use apps that can
track or locate a lost or stolen
smartphone. Some apps may
also enable you to remotely



wipc a device or emit a loud
If \our device is lost or
stolen. contact our wirelless
provider immediately to sus-
pend oiour service. CT(IA and its
members always Vanltt Amer-
ica'ssw wireless users to be safe.
Together with the lFederal
CotmmlLunications Commission
and major city police chiefs.
CTIA and participating wireless
companies have agreed to take
steps to help protect consumers
and their private information on
Paramount to preventing
smartphone thefts is educating
consumers about the tools and
features that carriers, device
manufacturers and app creators
already offer. By using these
passcodes and apps, consumers
can protect themselves and their

personal information on their
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Making Changes Meal By Meal Can

Improve Diabetes Management
If you or someone you know able to lower their daily insulin their own and lost more weight
is type 2 diabetes, you know closes by more than half," said and had more improvements in
-w hard it can be to lose Stephan Martin, M.D., a dia- their sugar control. Two were
eight, especially for people on betes specialist who conducted able to stop insulin injections
sulin-but it can be made easi- the small, three-month study completely. Dr. Martin com-
In a new study of a protein- and shared results at this year's mented that "This shows how
:h meal replacement, people American Diabetes Association patients who are motivated and
th type 2 diabetes were able yearly meeting. use tools like Almased can
lose weight and lower their The study included 22 obese make a real change to their
ily insulin doses. The meal patients with type 2 diabetes weight and their diabetes."
placement, called Almased, is who required high daily insulin Silke Ullmann, a registered
ade from fermented soy, doses. In the first week, they dietitian who works at
)gurt and honey and contains replaced all three meals with Almased, USA, adds, "We are
artificial flavors, fillers, Almased. In the next three committed to studying Almased
ded sugars or preservatives, weeks, they added back a high- and providing support to people
Type 2 is the most common protein lunch. From week five with type 2 diabetes so they can
rm of diabetes and is strongly to the end of the study they take control of their health "

associated with weight gain.
Nearly six in 10 Americans
with type 2 diabetes are obese
and nearly all of the rest are
overweight. Lowering weight
and adopting healthy eating and
exercise habits are proven ways
to improve diabetes control.
"The patients in our study lost
about 9 percent of their body
weight in 12 weeks and were

only replaced dinner. Dr. Martin
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patients to incorporate Almased
into their daily lives.
Dr. Martin and his team
checked in on participants a
year and a half after the study
ended. Most maintained im-
provements in weight and blood
sugar control. Four patients
continued to use Almased on

The website, www.Al-
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information about how to use
the product. Another study with
more than 300 patients is under
way to confirm these findings.
Both studies are sponsored by'
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Ten Tips To
The secret to reducing your
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on your household's c\eryday
consumption. according to the
Department of Energy.
1. Use the latest lightbulbs.
Lighting-related costs add up to
about 10 percent of your elec-
tric bill. Reduce your lighting
usage by up to 75 percent by
using the latest lighting tech-
nologies. including compact
fluorescent lamps (CFLs) or
light-emitting diode (LED)
2.Keep the wattage low.
Make sure that your lightbulbs
aren't a higher wattage than the
listed wattage for sockets.
3.Hit the pool. Use 75 per-
cent less wattage than incandes-
cent pool lights with white
Pentair IntelliBrite LEDs. and
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switching from a single-speed
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for your air conditioner about 4
degrees without compromising
relief from the heat.
5.Find and plug all air
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energy costs by caulking or
weather stripping gaps where
air flows: window frames.
doors. baseboards. electrical
outlets, mounted air condition-
ers. attic doors. fireplace
dampers. pipes. wires. mail
slots. If you can rattle or see
daylight around a door or win-
dow. it's likely leaking air.
6.Turn the water heater
down. The energy used to heat
your water accounts for up to
25 percent of your energy
usage. Turn down the tempera-
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7.Set up a programmable
thermostat. Cooling and heat-
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56 percent of your energy use.

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morning, day, evening, over-
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related energy costs 20 to 50
percent. And if your forced-air
furnace is more than 15 years
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month or two and have profes-
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openings for pipes, ductwork
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foam caulk or other permanent
sealant. And make sure there's a
vapor barrier such as a plastic
sheet or specialized paint
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Supporting America's Small Businesses

Small businesses are the
backbone of the American
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doing what they can to support
them-from participating in
Small Business Saturday to
shopping at online stores that
support their growth.
One such online resource was
created to help small and
minority-owned businesses
across the U.S. reach as many
potential customers as possible.
The Main Street Revolution
initiative, which recently cele-
brated its second anniversary,
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and distribution channel for
small businesses so they can
sell their products on Over-
stock.com and O.biz (the site's
business-to-business website).
The products are consolidated
into a "Main Street" store on the
company's website.
The initiative is designed to
increase the visibility of small
and minority-owned businesses
that currently lack exposure to
national markets.
The initiative currently has
over 200 vendors, providing

consumers with a new way to
shop locally, with one location
to visit in order to find quality
and affordable products "Made
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network, these small businesses
can reduce their costs yet open
their products to a mass audi-
ence. It also represents an op-
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consumers nationwide to partic-
ipate and contribute to the
national recovery effort.
The initiative works closely
with local chambers of com-
merce and small-business
administrations across the
country to connect with local
This approach has worked for
Jiti Pillows. The company sells
a wide selection of elegant,
artistic, organically designed,
decorative pillows and bedding
with luminous colors that stim-
ulate the imagination.
The two owners, along with
two artisans, painstakingly sew
these great creations by hand in
their Los Angeles studio.
Having been with Main Street
Revolution since inception,

their product count has grown
127 percent compared to last
year, to a total of 307 on-site.
The big draw for home-
grown, small businesses like
Jiti is that the initiative allows
them to lower their marketing
and supply chain costs and
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for local and specialty goods.
Numerous partners have had to
quit their regular day jobs just
to keep up with the many orders
they receive. At a time when
small businesses are still feeling
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company model empowers
small businesses to thrive and
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& Check The 'Seaweed'

Special To The Herald-Advocate
What is that dark green or brown
stuff all over the beach'?
The material, usually in a line where
the waves roll in, is known as beach
When first setting eyes on wrack,
you may think it is only dried,
dying seaweed. But it is very
much alive and filled with ..
sea organisms that are essen- .
tial to beach life and the
creatures that live there. B AC
Marine organisms that 'i
wash up with this wrack are an
important part of a beach ecosys-
tem. Tiny crabs, sea cucumbers, seeds
and pods are only a few of the things
you can find in wrack.
Once, while walking the shore at
Bahia Hondh State Park in the Florida ,
Keys, I (ound a brown hamburger bean.
That's right, a hamburger bean! It is'cir-
cular in shape, like a marble, with a
thick brown or black line that goes
around its center. On each side of the
thick line the color is a lighter brown,
making it look like a hamburger bun.
These little beans are from tropical
rain forests and are native to the West
Indies and western Africa. Can you
believe the things we find on Florida
beaches travel that far?
Another neat little treasure I found in
beach wrack was on St. Augustine
Beach just a few weeks ago. While
pushing my toes through the wrack I
spotted a purse crab. These crabs get
their name because female purse crabs
have a purse-like chamber for holding
their eggs. The little crabs live in shal-
low, sandy environments like beaches

and are often found washed ashore in
Beach wrack eventually gets pushed
high on shore because of the tides.
When the tides go out, the grasses start
to dry and die. Dying grasses bring all
sorts of life to the beach. As the grasses
die, fungi and other organisms attract
tiny species like beetles, beach

il//, hoppers, ghost crabs and more.
S' These small insects and
crabs become food for shore-
birds. Dunlin sandpipers and
Y'A RD other shorebirds migrate

thousands of miles a year and
depend on wrack during their
journey for food. Without wrack
and the organisms that live in it, the
birds can die.
Not only can you find neat sea crit-
ters, shells, seeds, and birds near beach '
wrack, but wrack is also the first stage
in forming sadd dunes. Sand dunes are
natural barriers against wind and water,
and prevent erosion. They forrh when
wrack starts t6 collect blowing sand. As
sand and other plant material collect in
the wrack, the plant material can start to
sprout and root. This continual process
is how dunes form.
So now you know that beach wrack
isn't just icky seaweed that sits on the
shore; it is a beautiful ecosystem impor-
tant to the beach and beach life, as well
as a place for unique finds and hours of
curiosity. Have fun searching the wrack!

Kids, Jessica Basham knows all about
animals! She works for the state Fish &
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Look for her Backyard Safari every
month. You can ask her questions at
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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do
than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe har-
bor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
-Mark Twain

The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partmnent during the week of
July 24-30. Listings include the
name of the owner or contrac-
tor, the address for the project,
the type of work to be done, and
the cost involved. Only projects
valued at $1,000 or more are
Brian K. Weeks. Makowski
Road. electric. $6,875.
James K. Lenhart, U.S. 17
South, electric, $1.800.
James K. Lenhart. West Main
Street, electric. $1,800.
Spencer W. Whitmire. Heard
Bridge Road, mechanical,
Bradford V. Hunter, Sixth
Avenue South. mechanical,
Donald Maddox, Heard
Bridge Road, store front doors,
Scott C. Webster, East Fifth
Street, metal building,
Samuel J. Albritton, State'
Road 64, electric, $1,000.
Jack Clarence See, Hickory
Street, roofing, $3,000.
Mark Stewart, Beeson Road.
roofing, $7,580'
James C. Cobb, Rust Avenue,
rehabilitation, $1,000.
Owner, Manley Road, shed,
An unlicensed contractor typ-
ically is uninsured and will
have no way to pay you back
for any property damage. You
may end up being liable for per-
sonal or financial injuries to

August 2, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 11C

Check It Out!
By Louise Gantt
Hardee County Public Library Volunteer

Here we are in the heat of summer, and your public library is
the place to be! It is full of interesting and helpful books as well as
computers that can provide worlds of information for you.
One book on the New Book shelf that attracted my attention
was "Cracking the New Job Market" by R. William Holland. Since
I spent many years of my life as a placement specialist for the state
of Florida and as a placement director for a business college, it is
always fascinating to read new ideas on the subject.
As the author points out, searching for work in today's econo-
my is a different activity than it was just a few years ago. Perhaps
you just graduated from college in June, and now you are in the
throes of looking for this first job.
Holland notes in the first chapter that an applicant should
study the descriptions given for desired jobs, and customize his
resume to make it address the areas that companies consider impor-
tant. He discusses the pros and cons of hiring someone to write a
In the second chapter there is an extensive discussion on why
and how the job market has changed. There is globalization with
outsourcing, constant change in technology, and deregulation in
transportation and in communication. All of these changes require
the applicant to be prepared to meet many challenges.
In subsequent chapters Holland discusses ways for an appli-
cant to set himself apart from the "job-seeking pack." He discuss-
es the methods of job search, with emphasis on using the social
media and other computer job,sites for leads. He points out the
value of networking and personal contacts in discovering job
In Chapter 4 he discusses the interview what to wear, how,
to prepare for it, and what questions to ask. I was a bit surprised,
however, that he did not mention the thank-you note. A note should
be written to the interviewer, either by e-mail or regular mail,
immediately after the interview. In this note, thank the interview-
er for his time and mention something you discussed, but be brief.
This will help the interviewer remember the applicant.
In the chapters that follow, the author gives instructions in
negotiating salaries and discusses special problems that women
face in re-entering the job market after having interruptions to take
care of the family as well as financial planning for today's econo-
Throughout this book detailing the latest job search tech-
niques, the author assumes that the applicant is "computer-savvy"
and knows how important it is to use this tool to write and send
resumes and e-mails to employers. Your public library has com-
puters available for you to use in your job search at any time the
library is open. Check with a member of the library staff to use
computers, printers and/or copiers.
Happy job hunting!

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12C The Herald-Advocate, August 2, 2012

When It Comes To Your Sheriff,

The Stakes Are Too High To Gamble

Being Sheriff Isn't About Campaign
Gimmicks, It's About Experience,
Leadership and Commitment.

With Law Enforcement, These Qualities
Matter Every Single Day In The Most
Important Ways.
Lanier Experience:
Sheriff Lanier has a lock on experience. He has served in law enforcement for 33 years.
He has served as Chief Deputy for 12 years, taking the time to learn exactly what it
takes to be sheriff. For the past 4 years, he has served as your sheriff.
Lanier Leadership:
Under Sheriff Lanier's leadership, radio communications have been increased to 800
MHZ. This means when a critical call comes in, the Sheriff's office can get there fast.
Increased radio coverage means increased safety for you and your family, and that's
just one initiative.
Sheriff Lanier has also launched and expanded the School Resource Officer programs
in our schools; increased South Zone law enforcement coverage as a result of the
contract with Zolfo Springs; implemented the Florida Sheriff's Association's "Teen
Driving Challenge" in Hardee County; localized the Fire/EMS dispatch into
communications center; and expanded relationships with Florida Highway Patrol
and DCF by providing work space at HCSO.
When experience and leadership come together, you get results.
Lanier Commitment:
Sheriff Lanier was born and raised in Hardee County. He lives on the property his
great-grandfather homesteaded over a hundred years ago. His children were raised
here and attended Hardee County Schools.
Hardee County is his home. It's his history. It's his heart.
That's called commitment. Being sheriff isn't a job-it's a calling. You need a sheriff
with deep roots in the community, a sheriff who cares.
That's a sheriff you can depend on-that's a sheriff you can trust.

Proven Experience, Leadership and Commitment


Sheriff Arnold Lanier
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