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The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No. 37
3 Sections, 24 Pages


Thursday, August 16, 2012


70
| Plus 5 Sales Tax


County Voters Keep Incumbents


By CYNTHIA KRAHL incumbe
Of The Herald-Advocate voter fa
It was a night of big wins and vested s
near misses. The
So flowed the results of local County
balloting for Tuesday's Primary Board
Election. In the end, most vaulted
not. Th
infinite
Mildred




BEAR! 1

Popash

Gets Rare

Visitor
By MACHELLE DOLLAR
For The Herald-Advocate
Lions' and tigers and bears!
Oh my!
Living in rural Hardee
County, residents are used to
the occasional bobcat, coyote
and wild boars. As of last week, "
bear can be added to the list.
Making its way south on A Har
Griffin Road last Tuesday, a people
young black.bear gathered a lot
of undesired attention and
quickly scurried into the bush-
es.
Early in the afternoon, '
Monica Reas had the first
recorded sighting of the bear.
Around 4:30 p.m. she walked
out on her balcony at the end of
Bost Road, off of Popash Road,
to get something from. her car
when she saw what she thought ,"
to be a big hog coming in off of
the river. As the figure emerged, i -
she thought, "Oh, my gosh,
that's a bear!"
"It was the craziest thing! He
came in off of the river and
walked the edge of my property,
coming from the south headed .
north," stated Reas. "It was
blackish brown and the size of a
calf!
"The crazy part was as soon
as he got out of sight, the
biggest bobcat I've ever seen
come flying across my back-
yard," she continued. "That
bear was scaring everything in
sight! He was slow moving too, H
not in a big hurry to go any-
where!"
Karen Walker also got a good By MA
look at the bruin. For The I
Walker said she and her fam- Schoi
ily drove by the Peace River sion nex
boat ramp on Griffin Road Some
around 6 in the evening, and ready tc
initially thought they saw some- the new'
one injured lying in "that little Hilltop
clump of trees." Sheryl
Going back to get a better William
look, they quickly realized it "My
was a bear. losophy
See BEAR 2A upon a


WEATHER
DAZE UM LO BMAW
08/08 95 74 '0.01
08/09 95 72 0.00
08/10 94 72 0.30
08/11 87 73 0.05
08/12 81 73 0.46
08/13 90 73 6.00
08114 92 73 0.00
TOTAL Resilfll to 08114/12 23.63
Same period last year 30.07
Ten Vear Average 52.81
Source Urnv. of AR. Ona. R-* ch Ced

INDEX
Classifieds .................. 6B
Community.Calendar....3A
Courthouse Report.......4C
Crime Blotter..................5C
Hardee Living.................2B
Information Roundup....6A
Obituaries..................4A



III 1111 111
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professi(
the most
Mosley
for the p
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education
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College.


cents reaped significant
vor and newcomers har-
solid support.
only three-way Hardee
race, that for School
District 2, could have
into a runoff, but it did
hough the margin was
simal, incumbent
I Smith avoided the


runoff usually expected in a trio
battle.
Meanwhile, Sheriff Arnold
Lanier spiked record numbers,
perhaps winning a record-
breaking 88 percent of the total
vote.
But others captured strong
victories as well, including
School Board District 3 incum-


bent Teresa Crawford, with a
soaring 85 percent, and political
novices Vickie Rogers, for
courts clerk, with 67 percent
and Colon Lambert, for County
Commission District 1, with 65
percent.
The true squeaker, besides
the three-way which could have
demanded a runoff, belonged to


the candidates for County Com-
mission District 3, with the win
coming down to a fraction of a
percentage, incumbent Rick
Knight at 50.31 percent.
Both County Commission
contests were Republicans only,
meaning they have chosen
Lambert and Knight as their
candidates to face off against


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
rdee County tradition lives on in the parking lot of the Elections Office on Tuesday night as
le gather to watch results roll in.


:S: Mosley New Assistant Principal


RIA TRUJILLO
Herald-Advocate
ol will be back in ses-
.t week!
*one who is more than
begin that first day is
, assistant principal at
Elementary School, Dr.
Mosley. She succeeds
Gilliard, who resigned.
personal teaching phi-
and practice is based
simple tenet: that the
on of teaching is one of
critical in our society,"
said in her application
position.
-y began pursuing her
)nal career in 1996,
e received her associ-
gree in education from
uth Florida Community
She earned her bache-


lor's degree in elementary edu-
cation that same year at Warner
University.
In 2005 she received her
master's in education at Na-
tional Louis University. And in
2010 she gained a doctorate
degree in educational leader-
ship at Argosy University.
Mosley's career in education
began as a para-professional at
Wauchula Elementary from
1988 to 1996. From there she
became a summer school
teacher, from 1997 to 2008.
Meanwhile she was also a
kindergarten teacher at Bowling
Green Elementary from 1996 to
1997. She then taught first
grade until 2001. She finished
off at BGE as a second grade
teacher until 2003.
She also was an after-school


remediation teacher and a fami-
ly literacy outreach teacher
from 1997 to 2003 at BGE.
In 2003 she became a first-
grade teacher at Wauchula
Elementary, for only a year.
Mosley then became a second-
grade teacher and the grade-
group chair from 2004 to 2008.
Mosley believes her years in
elementary and college class-
rooms "uniquely qualify" her
for the assistant principal posi-
tion.
Thanks to her dedication,
Mosley has also received sever-
al honors and awards through-
out her educational career. In
1997 she received the Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Meritorious Service to Edu-
cation distinction.
The year 2000 turned out to


be a big year for her, as she was
named Wal-Mart Teacher of the
Year, BGE Teacher of the Year,
and Hardee County District
Teacher of the Year.
See PRINCIPAL 2A


Mosley


FINR Inspected By State Agencies


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
One of the largest employers
in Hardee County is currently
under scrutiny.
The Florida Institute for
Neurologic Rehabilitation
(FINR) has become the subject
of national media attention fol-
lowing a July 29 report in the
Bloomberg News alleging
abuse at the facility off Van-
dolah Road west of Wauchula.
In response to that, three state
agencies made an unannounced


visit on Aug. 2. They are meet-
ing now to review their obser-
vations and have not yet
released any findings.
Involved in the three-team
inspection were the state
departments of Children and
Families (DCF), Health (DOH)
and the Agency for Health Care
Administration (AHCA).
AHCA licenses such facili-
ties, DOH monitors the health
care provided and DCF investi-
gates allegations of abuse or
neglect of handicapped children


and disabled adults.
FINR accepts patients from
all over the nation who have
severe head trauma, brain or
spinal cord injuries, usually
from a major vehicle, swim-
ming or other accident or injury.
An Associated Press report
notes that of the nearly 500 alle-
gations in the past decade, only
36 have been confirmed.
Residents of the 236-bed
facility have open access to the
abuse hotline and can make
reports to it as often as they


want.
Joseph Brennick, owner and
operator of the facility, said
Tuesday that the facility
employs about 600 people. He
has also said in the past that the
facility does not condone abuse
or neglect and terminates any
employees involved in such
actions. Three are currently fac-
ing charges in Hardee Circuit
Court,
Brennick will meet with this
newspaper later this week when
involved staff will be available.


Democratic and Independent
challengers in the Nevember
General Election.
All other county candidates
won their seats in the Primary
Election.
On the state and regional
fronts, Hardee County voters
agreed with their counterparts
in picking Connie Mack for the.
Republican U.S. Senate candi-
date and Bill Nelson for the
Democratic one. The. regional
Republican nod for U.S.
Congress District 17 went to
Tom Rooney.
Hardee County Elections
Supervisor Jeff Ussery said
Early Voting brought in just
over 1,200 votes of the total
See COUNTY 2A



Wauchula


Does, Too
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was one of the 61osest elec-
tions in Wauchula in years.
When it was over, the results
showed just how close it was.
For Seat 1, incumbent Pattie
Detwiler retained her seat by
just three votes over challenger
Val Patarini. For Seat 4, Ken
Lambert also retained a seat on
the commission by 50 votes
over challenger Scott Lang.
Both winners were apprecia-
tive of their victories.
"That's amazing. I was sur-
prised. You never know. I'm
glad that people have faith in
me that I can do the job. I want
to make a difference. Val's a
good guy and ran a good race,"
said Detwiler on Wednesday
morning.
Lambert was caught at the
elections office as the unofficial
results were announced. "Grati-
tude and gratefulness. That's
what I feel, both to the people
and to my opponent who ran a
good race."
The Detwiler-Patarini race
was close all evening. When
Precinct 4 results were in Det-
wiler led 100-98. As Precinct 10
came in next, Patarini went in
front 177-163. But when
Precinct 6 came in, Detwiler
had the three-vote margin of
victory, 276-273.
Detwiler's victory just ex-
ceeded -the minimum to be
elected. A person has to win by
a margin of a half percent or
See WAUCHULA 2A



File Next


Week For


BG Seats
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three seats are up for grabs
in the upcoming Bowling Green
election.
Qualifying for them is all
next week, from 8 a.m. Monday
through Friday at 4 p.m.
Packets can be picked up and
returned at City Hall, 104 E.
Main St.
Two of the seats are available
on the normal term expirations,
those of Richard Barone and
Woody Caligan. The third seat,
that of Mayor Perry Knight,
became available when he
resigned to run for County
Commission District 1.
The qualifying is $10 and
there is an $18 city election
assessment, a total of $28.
The election will be Sept. 25.
For further information, con-
tact City Hall at 375-2255.


Wildcats Pumped

For Gridiron

... Story 1B


FNL: Heading,,

Back To School!

... Story 5A


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2A The Herald-Advocate, August 16, 2012


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

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


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General News Monday 5 p-m.
Ads Tuesday noon


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Kelly's Column



School starts again in Hardee County on Monday. The county
has over 5,000 students in K-12. Good luck to all the students this
year.

Congratulations to London for the successful 2012 World
Olympics in England. Good luck to Rio De Janeiro which will host
the 2016 games in Brazil.
Michael Phelps of the U.S. is the all-time Olympic medals
winner with 22, and Usain Bolt of Jamaica is again the world's
fastest man.

Congratulations on the popularity of Hollywood actress
Marilyn Monroe who passed away 50 years ago on Aug. 5 at the
tender age of 36.

The race is now on for U.S. President between incumbent
Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney. The USA Today
reports polls show adults under age 30 prefer Obama and those
over 65 favor Romney.

The Wauchula Lions Club will offer free eye screenings for a
4th Annual Back to School service on Aug. 17 during Friday Night
Live at Main Street Heritage Park in Wauchula. This is provided by
Dr. Sevigny and Associates Eye Care. The free screenings will be
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the meeting room of Java Cafe across from the
park.
The Wauchula Lions Club is celebrating its 85th anniversary
this year.
Dr. Mark Sevigny recently said Hardee County ranks No. I in
the state in obesity, which leads to many health issues such as dia-
betes and eye disease, heart attacks and strokes.
He strongly recommends that people eat a healthy diet con-
sisting mostly of vegetables, fruits and some lean meat, drink lots
of water and fruit juices, and get plenty of exercise. He said people
should avoid drinking lots of sodas and eating lots of processed
foods.
Dr: Sevigny recently lost 15 pounds in 30 days on a healthy
diet plan and lowered his cholesterol from 210 to 170. He believes
people can avoid having to take lots of medicine by substituting a
healthy lifestyle. "Why take a pill to lower cholesterol? Just eat less
cholesterol," he recently told the Hardee Rotary Club.

Charles and Pat Grimsley report some of their orange groves
southeast of Wauchula and some other groves have red algae which
turns gray and hard and kills limbs. It was confirmed by Dr. Futch
of the University of Florida. The algae can be killed by spraying
hydrogen peroxide mixed with water.
Some of their trees also have greenifig. The recent hot humid
weather spurred the growth of fungus and algae. Grove owners
today have to spray their trees more often than in years past.

There is some pest that is killing some swamp cabbage trees in
this area. This tree, known as the sabal palm, is the state tree of
Florida.



PRINCIPAL
Continued From 1A


She was named Outstanding
Educator of the Year in 2001.
In 2005 she received the
Who's Who Among America's
Teachers distinction and be-
came the WES Teacher of the
Year.
She was also mentioned in
Who's Who Among Profes-
sional Women in 2007.
Most recently, Mosley was
named the Hilltop Elementary
School Teacher of the Year for
2012.
Prior to becoming the assis-
tant principal at Hilltop, she had
been working as the literacy/


curriculum coach since 2009.
Hilltop Principal Doug
Herron said she was chosen for
the job because of a variety of
reasons.
"She has excellent leadership
skills, strong people skills, a
strong working knowledge of
both the Next Generation
Sunshine State Standards as
well as the Common Core State
Standards that Florida is cur-
rently in the process of imple-
menting, and a work ethic and
standard of excellence second
to none," said Herron.


lardee County Election Results

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 TOTALS
Fort BG. BG 1st UM Ona County Zolfo 1st MB New City PRECO Armory
3reen Church City Church Comm. Springs Church Hope Hall

Conerly 36 87 59 99 53 67 143 53 170 69 51 198 1,085
Clerk Rogers 125 153 125 220 103 156 341 41 370 163 92 313 2,202

Lanier 146 194 161 276 142 195 452 73 497 206 131 471 2,944
Sheriff -
tarlas 21 48 27 50 13 27 51 37 53 28 15 47 417

School Morris 14 49 19 34 12 31 60 79 58 40 16 43 455
Board
District Smith 90 118 92 181 78 113 239 21 290 108 76 278 1,684
2
Non-Par. Terrell 58 75 75 105 60 80 177 14 198 87 51 195 1,175
School Board Crawford 135 197 161 262 143 182 402 89 476 186 131 446 2,810
District 3
District3 Ortiz 27 46 22 59 11 39 78 19 70 44 14 63 492
Non-Par.
County Lambert 31 62 58 101 42 75 130 5 166 77 35 172 954
Commissioner
District 1 Samuels 43 22 32 38 26 37 104 2 79 27 28 83 521
County Knight 29 51 46 99 26 67 90 5 117 50 33 127 740
Commissioner -
District 3 Norris 42 34 44 43 43 47 135 2 127 52 31 131 731

Absentee and early voting are included in their precinct numbers.


COUNTY
Continued From 1A


3,402 cast. In all, 28 percent of
the county's registered voters
turned out to vote.
For Clerk of Courts, Rogers
scored 2,202 votes to Dottie
Conerly's 1,085, capturing all
but one precinct.
"To the voters of Hardee
County, thank you! Humbled by
your overwhelming support,"
Rogers said on Wednesday
morning. "I appreciate your
vote of confidence and trust."
For sheriff, Lanier trounced
Thomas Santarlas, who failed
to carry a single precinct. The
final tally: 2,944 for Lanier to
417 for Santarlas.
Said Lanier on Wednesday
morning, "I'm thankful it's
over. I appreciate and am hum-
bled by the vote. I look forward
to the privilege of serving
another four years as your sher-
iff. I thank the people of Hardee
County. We pledge to do a good
job for the citizens as we move
forward."
The School Board's Smith
garnered 1,684 votes to chal-'
lenger John Terrell's 1,175 and
Marilyn Morris' 455.
Smith was grateful on
Wednesday morning: "Thank
you to the voters of Hardee
County for your confidence in
re-electing me. As in the past, I
promise to always do my best
when making decisions regard-
ing our students, parents and
staff. I am humbled by the over-
whelming support I received
from the people of Hardee
County. May God bless each of
you."
And District 3' Crawford
took 2,810 ballots to 492 for
opponent Paula Ortiz. Crawford
was in a class on Tuesday night,
but took a moment to tell vot-
ers, "I appreciate everyone's
support!"
Again, each of the above can-
didates won their spots in the
Primary.
Two candidates, however,
were Republican choices only
and now move on to the
General Election: Lambert will
meet incumbent Minor Bryant'
and hopeful Donny Waters in
November. Knight will face
Independent Charles Dixon.
Lambert took 954 Republican
votes to Donald Samuels' 521.
Knight eked out a win, 740 to
Gordon Norris' 731. In fact,
precincts were equally split
between the pair, with Knight


A campaign ad by
School Board candidate
Teresa Crawford in last
week's edition contained a
typographical error.
It should have read
Teresa M. Crawford, Ex-
perienced, Educated, In-
vested.
The Herald-Advocate
apologizes for its error.
At The Herald-Advocate,
we want accuracy to be a
given, not just our goal. If
you believe we have print-
ed an error in fact, please
call to report it. We will
review the information, and
if we find it needs correc-
tion or clarification, we will
do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


and Norris each taking six.
Said Lambert on Tuesday
night, "It's a unique feeling,
having to go out and ask for the
support of the people, and to
actually get it feels really good.
I'm humbled by the support,
and I'm looking forward to the
General Election. I will keep
working hard, and keep my
nose to the grindstone."
And Knight offered on
Wednesday morning, "First, I
give God the glory and I pray
He guides me in all that I do. I
want to thank all the voters for
coming out and voting, whether
they voted for me or not. And I
hope we can all come together
in harmony. I know there's a
General Election. If God wants
me to have it, I will. My hat's
off to Gordon Norris. If I hadn't
been running, I'd have voted for
him!"
Also on the regional ballot
were two judgeships for the
10th Judicial Circuit, which
includes Hardee, Highlands and
Polk counties.
Catherine Combee was a
clear winner over Mark Kaylor,
with 1,960 votes here to
Kaylor's 962.
The other judgeship, howev-
er, was too close to call, with
unofficial results showing
Christine Thornhill over Bill
Sites and Larry Helms. If a
runoff is necessary, it will be on
the General Election ballot,
Ussery said.


SEEDS
FROM
f THE .
SOWER


Alexander the Great led his
army across scorching sand
for days. Their throats were
parched and their bodies
were burning up.
One day his advance
guard returned and brought
him a quart of water. His men
watched with envy as he ac-
cepted it. But he poured it on
the sand, saying, "It is not
right for one to drink when so
many are thirsty."
He did not have enough
water to give each man a sip,
but he did have enough heart
to give them the inspiration to
succeed.
They found water later. But
on that day, they saw a leader
who loved them. No one can
lead who does not love. And
no leader has ever loved his
followers as much as Jesus.
He loved us so much that
He gave Himself for us.
It is not always easy to fol-
low Jesus, but we have the
assurance that wherever we
are, He is with us and that
whatever we are going
through, He has been there
before us.
visit us at: www.SowerMinistries.org






Pigs can cover a mile in
about 7-1/2 minutes when
running at top speed.

Clinophobia is the fear of
going to bed.

The most-used letter in the
English alphabet is "E,"
and "Q" is the least used.


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Another local tradition played out on the County
Courthouse lawn, the burial" of an unsuccess-
ful candidate.


COURTESY PHOTO
A blurry blowup of the roving bear shows his size.

BEAR
Continued From 1A


"It wasn't skittish or nothing,
it was just kinda like 'here I
am,' commented Walker. "We
sat there for a good 10-15 min-
utes, and called the Game &
Wildlife to let them know there
was a bear in the area.
"He went back' into the
woods, so we left. Our 8-year-
old son was excited to see him.
It was a nice family moment,"
she said of the rare event.
Melanie Henderson had a
similar experience.
Driving down Griffin Road,
she was on the phone with her
sister, who mentioned that she
had a bear in her backyard that,
coincidentally enough, scared
off a bobcat. As this story was
being relayed, Henderson
pulled over, sighting the bear
herself.
"It was a young bear and had
orange tags on both ears,"
added Henderson. "It looked to
be brown, and was a tall and
lanky thing. As soon as I pulled
over and tried getting pictures,
he scurried off into the woods
headed south.
"When I came back about
five minutes later, he was back
out there," she added. "He just
wanted to cross the road! It was
crazy. I never thought I'd see
something like that."
Hunting in the woods of
Hardee County their entire
lives, both Reas and Hender-
son noted they have never
before seen a bear.
Other sightings of the bear in
Popash were reported as well.
While it is not known where
the bear came from or where it
was heading, the orange tags
could indicate the Fish &
Wildlife Commission is moni-
toring the bear's travels.


Meanwhile, if spotted, re-
member this wild animal can
and will attack. Make no at-
tempts to approach it or feed it.




WAUCHYlA
Continued From 1A
there is an automatic recount.
One-half percent for Detwiler
was 2.7 votes and she had three.
The Lambert-Lang race was
also close. Lambert nipped
Lang 105-104 in Precinct 6 and
won overall 3035-225, a margin
of 50 votes and 55.46 percent.
Detwiler and Lambert will be
sworn in at the September
meeting, along with Seat 3
Keith Nadaskay, Seat 5 Gary
Smith and Seat 7 Peter Preston,
who all won their seats without
opposition. The five will join
veterans Russell Graylin Smith
in Seat 2 and John Freeman in
Seat 6 to complete a full com-
mission.


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August 16, 2012, The IHerald-Advocate 3A


Crashes Spill Loads, Close Roads


Things are really speeding up now, with fall sports starting at
the high school within the next week.
Varsity football begins with the pre-season Classic at home at 7
p.m. Aug. 24 against Lake Placid.
The JV begins its season the following Thursday evening, with
a 7 p.m. home game against Mulberry. The Aug. 30 date will be fol-
lowed by another and another on Thursday evenings.
Hardee Junior High football starts Sept. 18 at Hill-Gustat. The
junior high softball team opens at Avon Park on Sept. 17.

Hardee High season and reserve tickets are on sale, along with
banners. For the football field, banners are $600. To get one at the
gym is $350 and at the baseball and softball fields each is $300. A
special for all four locations is $1,300.
There are three kinds of tickets. The super booster ticket admits
the holder to all regular season high school home sporting events
and costs $80. A student super booster for Hardee students to attend
all Hardee home sports events is $40. For a football booster ticket
for all home varsity and JV regular season games is $40.
Reserve seating is $15 per seat. Those that had them last year
have rights to Sept. I and will need to renew it by that date.
Tickets can be picked up in the front office at the high school
between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. or be delivered by Athletic Director
Andy Judah by calling 381-9984 or 773-3181 ext. 314.

Youngsters wanting to register for the fall baseball league for
ages 4 to 15 should know that signups dates were changed to not
interfere with school open houses. Signups are now 5-8 p.m. on
Aug. 23 and 24 and 9 a.m. to noon on Aug. 25. The season is
Tuesday and Thursdays from September through early November.
The cost is $35 to cover registration and T-shirts. There is more
information on the Facebook and the eteamz website or contact
League President Andrew McGuckin.

Both the Mid-Florida and Pop Warner youth football teams are
getting their seasons under way. We have rosters for football play-
ers and cheerleaders for Pop Warner, but do not have them yet for
the Mid-Florida Hurricanes teams and cheerleaders although they
participated in a jamboree in Winter Haven last weekend.

Both high school boys golf and girls varsity and JV volleyball
have had tryouts recently. We expect to get rosters and a schedule
soon. Also getting under way will be girls golf, boys and girls
swimming and cross country.
Information from community and school athletic events is always
welcome. Please call me at 773-3255 or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate@embarqmail.com with news for this biweekly column.


By MARIA TRUJILLO
.For The Herald-Advocate
The start of this week did not
fare well for two truckers ont
Hardee Count'y roads,
Two accidents involving
semis were reported within less
than 24 hours of each other,
each causing road closures.
On Monday around 2:50
p.m. a semi-tanker overturned
on State Road 64 East. On
Tuesday at 8:46 a.m. a freight
tractor-trailer overturned on CR
663 and Fox Street. Both spilled
their loads.
The Monday accident oc-
curred as the driver of the
tanker was traveling eastbound
and lost control of the semi.
This caused it to overturn onto
SR 64 E. in Hardee County,
said Brad Ruhman of Polk
County Fire-Rescue in a press.
release. The Florida Highway
Patrol identified the driver as
Bruce Stevens, 62.
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
and Emergency Management


were onl scene aIs well as the
Polk C'out l IiiL F -RCecue l laI /-
rdous Maltcrials k Teain :ind lie
Highlands ('ount\ Iire iDepr-)C t
nmenlt.
At the tti llte, te tanker hatd
becn carrs ing S.)()I() gallons of
diesel aind -rasoline. About
.500()( gallons in all we\re spilled
onto tIhe shoulder o the road.
The gas and diesel were re-
moved from the tanker bhy
A.C.T. Environmental & In-
frastructurc Inc., said the state-
ment.
A portion of SR 64, from
Parnell Road to Kelly Roberts
Road, was closed until about
2:45 a.m. Tuesday as cleanup
progressed along with remov-
ing the semi and excavating the
contaminated soil.
According to Alyssa Hend-
erson, public information offi-
cer for Hardee County Fire-
Rescue, the road is now open
but there will be one-lane clo-
sures for the next few days, if
not more, as A.C.T. continues to


exc avate the contaminated
areas which reached into the
woods nearby.
Stevens was airlifted to a
local hospital although his con-
dition is unknown.
The second crash, on
Tuesday, occurred when Edwin
Joel Rivera Morales. 27, of
Iakeland, was traveling south-
bound on County Road 663 in
his 1999 tractor-trailer and
failed to negotiate the curve,
causing the truck to overturn on
its left side, said the FHP.
The truck was loaded with
dirt when Rivera approached
the sharp right-hand curve in
the roadway, stated crash inves-
tigator Tpr. M. Marcus. The
contents spilled onto the road
and railroad tracks, although
there was no damage to the
tracks. *
The tractor-trailer came to
rest-facing in a westerly direc-
tion, with the trailer blocking
the railroad tracks. CSX was
notified and also responded to


the scene.
According to Henderson, the
trailer contained dolomite. This
is a carbonate mineral which is
composed of calcium and mag-
nesium.
Upon further investigation,
she added, Hardee County Fire-
Rescue, the Sheriff's Office and
the FHP discovered that about
20 gallons of the trailer's reser-
voir holding hydraulic oil
leaked into the ground.
They immediately placed a
container underneath the reser-
voir to catch any remaining oil,
and used a HAZ-MAT hydro-
carbon absorbing powder to
absorb the spilled oil,
Henderson said.
According to the Sheriff's
Office, CR 663, from SR 64 to
CR 665, was still closed as of 4
p.m. on Tuesday.
Rivera, who was wearing a
seatbelt, was transported to
Blake Regional Medical Center
with minor injuries.


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This photo shows fuel spilling from the rear of the overturned semi-tanker Monday on State Road 64 East. About
4,500 gallons spilled onto the shoulder and into the nearby woods. One-lane closures are to be expected over the
next few days as cleanup continues.


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO
This tractor-trailer overturned on CR 663 and Fox Street on Tuesday. Also shown is the dolomite it was carrying
strewn over the road and onto the railroad tracks.


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THURSDAY, AUG. 16
VHardee County Com-
mission, regular evening
meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange, St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.

MONDAY, AUG. 20
VZolfo Springs Town
Commission, regular month-
ly meeting, Town Hall, 3210
U.S. 17 North, Zolfo Springs,
6 p.m.

THURSDAY, AUG. 23
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.


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Readers reading list comes out for the elementary and
junior high grades. It's a challenge and goal for most stu-
dents to accomplish reading all 15 books on that list.
This summer, not only were these two boys the first to
complete the list, but they have done so for the second
year in a row, reading a total of 30 books each. Pictured
above are (left) Ricardo and Jose Aleman.


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and would frequently paint with a cigarette hanging from his lips. This led to the incor-
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CLARENCE JOHN
DEYOUNG
Clarence John DeYoung,
100, of Summerfield, died on
Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, at his
home.south of Ocala.
Born Sept. 21, 1911 in Grand
Rapids, Mich., he came to
Florida from Michigan in 1952.
He served in World War II, was
a Baptist. He worked at Earnest
Department Store for many
years.
He was preceded in death by
his first wife, Cornelia "Con-
nie" DeYoung; his second wife
Willa DeYoung; and stepson,
Harry J. "Jack" White.
Survivors include son Curtis
J. DeYoung and wife Linda;
daughter Ruth Anne DeYoung
White; stepson Bill White and
wife Laura; grandsons, Chris-
topher DeYoung, and Stephen
DeYoung and wife Jennifer, and
Bill White and wife Angela;
granddaughters Cherie Davison
and husband Doug, Susan
Steinmetz and wife Susan; 14
great-grandchildren; 30 great-
great grandchildren; and three
great-great-great-grandchil-
dren.
A graveside memorial serv-
ice will be held on Friday, Aug.
17, 4 p.m. at Wauchula Cem-
etery. In lieu of flowers, memo-
rial may be sent to the Billy
Graham Evangelistic Associa-
tion or the Gidcons. Hiers-
Baxley Funeral Services of The
Village is handling arrange-
ments.


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BARBARA ANN
BAXTER
Barbara Ann Baxter, 71,
passed away Wednesday,
Aug. 8,2012, at the Leesburg
Regional Medical Center,
Leesburg.
Barbara was born in Avon
Park and moved to Yalaha in
1989 from Wauchula. She
attended Hardee Senior High
School and was a member of
the graduating class of 1959.
She was a member of the
Leesburg church of the
Nazarene where she also
served as the church secre-
tary.
She will be remembered by
those who knew her and
loved her as a person who
loved to laugh. She loved
spending time with her family
and adored her grandchildren.
She also loved spending tine
in the outdoors at the family
cabin, and enjoyed bird
watching, fishing and read-
ing. She took great pleasure
in her spare time doing craft
work, and was known for her
ornaments and Christmas
trees made from ceramic or
lace.
She has gone on to meet
her pre-deceased parents
Robert Irving Williams and
Margaret Thornton Williams;
and her brother Robert
Dwayne Williams.
She leaves behind her lov-
ing husband of 51 years,
Joseph Keith "Joe" Baxter of
Yalaha; daughters Jennifer
Baxter-Trotter and husband
Todd of Port St. John, and
Amy Jo Holton and husband
Keith of Wauchula; brother
Leon Lamar "Buddy Wil-
liams and wife Gloria of
Lakeland; and four grandchil-
dren, Erica Ann Trotter,
Brandon Keith Holton,
Joseph Andrew Trotter and
Blake Andrew Holton.
There will be a celebration
of her life' at the Leesburg
Church of the Nazarene at 3
'p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012.
The family suggests the
memorial contributions be
made to The Leesburg
Church of the Nazarene, 2100
Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd.,
Leesburg, FL 34748.
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LUIS GUADALUPE
GOMEZ
Luis Guadalupe Gomez,
54, of Bowling Green, died on
Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at
Wauchula.
Born on June 16, 1958, at
Saginaw, Mich., he lived in
Hardee County most of his
life. He worked for Central
Pump and Irrigation, and was
a member of St. Michael
Catholic Church.
Survivors include his
mother, Ninfa C. Gomez of
Bowling Green; two sons,
Luis Guadalupe Gomez Jr. of
Georgia and Hector Gomez;
three brothers Pedro Gomez
and Enrique Andres Gomez,
both of Bowling Green, and
Delfino Gomez Jr. of South
Carolina; and five sisters,
Concepcion Gomez and Irma
Gomez, both of Bowling
Green, Oralia Gomez of Fort
Meade, Victoria Jones of Mis-
sissippi and Emma Gomez of
Georgia.
Visitation was Friday, Aug.
10, at Robarts Garden Chapel
from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral
was Saturday, Aug. 11, at 10
a.m. at St. Michael Catholic
Church with Father Juan
Carlos Sack officiating. In-
terment followed in Bowling
Green Cemetery.
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JOE L. RIVERS
Joe L. Rivers, 73, of Wau-
chula, died on Saturday, Aug.
11,2012.
He was born Oct. 31, 1938.
He was preceded in death by
his parents.
Survivors include his wife
Bobbie J. Rivers of Wauchula;
sons, David L. Smith and wife
Simmie, and Willie J. Lee and
wife Kathy, all of Wauchula;
grandchildren Stacey Blue and
husband Larry of Crescent City,
Jimmy Lane and wife Diane of
Zolfo Springs, David L. Smith
Jr. of Bartow, and Derrick Riv-
ers, Florence Lee and Jacarie
Lee, all of Wauchula; seven
great-grandchildren; six sisters
and six brothers; and other fam-
ily members.
Visitation is Friday, Aug. 17,
from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Tab-
ernacle of Praise Worship
Center in Wauchula. Funeral
services are Saturday, Aug. 18,
at 11 a.m., also at the Taber-
nacle of Praise Worship Center.
Arrangements are by the
Williams Funeral Home of
Bartow.


SARAH (Peggy)
REAS ALVA
Lifelong Resident of
Wauchula, Florida, and
Douglas, Arizona, Sarah
(Peggy) Reas Alva, passed
away on and Sunday, July 1,
2012, in Tucson, Arizona.
Peggy was born to L. E.
"Barney" and Alberta M.
Reas, in Hamilton, Ohio. She
was pre-deceased by her par-
ents; daughters Linda and
Joanne and brother, Walter R.
Reas.
Peggy is survived by her
Loving husband Mike A.
Alva, children: Vernon, John
(Barbara) & Kathy (Dan)
Stephens, Brothers Stephen
E. Reas and David Reas.
Six Grandchildren: Elaine
and Daughter Morgan,
Christie (Ira) Page and
daughter Lauren, Ray
(Jeanine) Stephens, John
Alan (Stephanie) Stephens,
Melissa (Derek) Porter,
Michael Stephens and care-
giver Monica Molina of
Douglas, Arizona, and
numerous Nieces and Nep-
hews in Florida, California,
Ohio, Kentucky and North
Carolina.
As per her wishes, Peggy
was Cremated and her ashes
will be buried in New Zion
Cemetery outside of Ona,
Florida.
MEMORIAL SERVICES
for Peggy will be held on
Saturday, August 18, 2012, at
11:00 A.M. at New Zion
Baptist Church, with the Rev.
Jerald Dunn officiating. The
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City.
She was born April 29,
1919, in Zolfo Springs. She
was a member of New Hope
Baptist Church and was a reg-
istered nurse.
Doris was preceded in
death by her beloved hus-
band, Dean Richardson; and
her parents, William and
Eloise Jones Crews.
She is survived by two
daughters, Wilma Shiver and
husband Pat of Fort Lone-
some, and Sharon Hall of
Lake Placid; one sister, Bea-
trice Stanaland of Fort Lone-
some; seven grandchildren;
and 11 great-grandchildren.
Visitation was 2 to 3 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at
-New Hope Baptist Church
with services at 3 p.m. with
Pastor Chris Bishop officiat-
ing. Burial followed in New
Hope Cemetery.
The family has requested
that, in lieu of flowers, dona-
tions be made to the Lottie
Moon Fund at New Hope
Baptist Church or to Life Path
Hospice.
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It would take an ad valorem
-tax increase to raise the same
amount of money as last year.
But, the Wauchula City
Commission opted not to do
that. Instead, after the budget
workshop of July 30-31, the
commission set the millage rate
for the proposed $17.4 million
budget as the same as this cur-
rent year, 5.64 mills.
It seems the roll-back rate,
the rate needed to raise the
same revenue as this year,
would take 5.72 mills due to
changes in the economy.
The commission will get a
final look of the proposed budg-
et at its September workshop,
which was changed from the
usual first Monday of the month
to Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 5 p.m.
because of the Labor Day holi-
day on Monday.
The required two public hear-
ings on the proposed budget
will be at the Sept. 10 monthly
meeting, which begins at 6
p.m., and on Sept. 24 at 5:05
p.m. before the start of the
monthly code enforcement
meeting.
'The commission held a four-
hour workshop on Aug. 6 and
held its regular monthly meet-
ing on Monday. All members
were present at the Aug. 6 meet-
ing, while commissioners Ken-
ny Baker and Pattie Detwiler
were absent on Monday
evening.
In other business in these two
meetings, the commission:
-followed the recommenda-
tion of agent Albritton In-
surance Co. by selecting the
United Health Care FQX-Edge.
There were about 15 pages of
description of the employee
benefits with this program,
rather than the Public Risk
Management program the city


has had and terminated.
-deferred payment on
invoices for the city's pension
and disability plans until the
quarterly pension board meet-
ing on Sept. 10. Commissioners
felt it was a pension board issue
and there were no extraordinary
circumstances requiring the
commission to take action on
the $5,070 bill.
-approved Angie Brewer &
Associates for the application
and administration services for
a Community Development
,Block Grant for sewer/water
rehabilitation and a resolution
of this decision. It required the
appointment of an advisory task
force, which will include
Richard Maenpaa, Charles
Cannon, David Royal, Dan
Graham and M. E. Wilkins.
-heard goodbyes from
Commissioner Ken Lambert in
case he was not re-elected in
Tuesday's Primary. Lambert
said, "whoever wins, the city
will be in good hands," refer-
ring to his opponent Scott Lang.
-reviewed and approved the
contract to renew rental of the
old Crawford building to
Giovanni's Restaurant and
renewal for the lease of the sen-
ior center on North Eighth
Avenue to Nu-Hope Elder Care
Services.
-learned that in addition to
assistant city clerk Olivia
Minshew's completion of certi-
fication, another employee,
Terri Svendsen completed her
certification as a public person-
nel professional at the end of
July.
-presented the August curb
appeal award to Anderson
Floors and More at the intersec-
tion of Eighth Avenue and West
Main Street.
-approved master consult-
ing agreements with Chastain
Skillman Inc. and Kimley-Horn


& Association.
-approved the Request for
Proposals ad for a code enforce-
ment special magistrate. Appli-
cations are due by Sept. 14.
-sat as a Community Rede-
velopment Agency board and
approved commercial grant
applications of $806 for a ramp
at DeSoto Home Health for
safety need and the maximum
of $7,500 for exterior work
Bruce and Jessica Collum on
the building at 122 West Main
Street where a falling awning
was recently removed for safety
reasons.
The CRA board also ap-
proved CRA funding of over
$240,000 for construction of
parking lot and drive from
behind Giovanni's west all the
way to South Eighth Avenue,
including asphalt, curbing,
landscaping, signage and mobi-
lization. Commissioners ques-
tioned the estimated $12,000
for PVC pipe and irrigation for
that area and $3,000 apiece for
four lights. Engineer Bo
Conerly of Kimley-Horn said
the company had not .received
final -sketches and used esti-
mates, which could come in
much lower.
And, the board heard a report
from CRA/Main Street director
Jessica Newman on Friday Nite
Live's Tailgate Party this week-
end and the Sept. 15 annual
membership and volunteer
appreciation meeting.
Finally, the board heard an
update on renovations at the old
Wauchula Depot. The draft bid
advertisement will be finished
by the architect next week and
put out for bids.
-spent quite some time
reviewing a resume of possible
revenue streams to increase the
city's revenue without raising
taxes.





August 16, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 5A


MILDRED ABBOTT
COOPER
Mildred Abbott Cooper
passed away early in the
morning on Wednesday, Aug.
8, 2012, after a lengthy time
at the home of her daughter
where she had lived for the
past several years. She was
not suffering from any major
disease, but her body was
worn out.
She was born Feb. 5, 1916
in Fort Green and lived there
her entire life. She was a
homemaker and never
worked outside of her home,
except when it was necessary
to help her husband when
needed in the fields. She
loved her Lord, her Church,
family, home and her flowers.
She was a fifth-generation
Floridian and was preceded in
death by her beloved hus-
band, Clarence Cooper, who
passed away in October 1992
and at his death they had been
married 55 years; her parents,
Albert Esquire and Vashti
Albritton Abbott; all her sib-
lings, sister Zula Abbott
Cooper, and her three broth-
ers, Vernon, Merle and Albert
Abbott Jr.; and her son-in-
law, Don Albritton.
Survivors include her only
son, Sherman Cooper and
wife Rilla Silverman Cooper
of Fort Green; and her only
daughter, Gwen Cooper Al-
britton of Center Hill.
And six grandchildren,
Julie Waldron of Okeechobee,
Donna Chancey and husband
Dale of Fort Green, Sherri
Himrod and husband Joe B.
of Bowling Green, Gene
Cooper and wife Angela of
Okeechobee, Jerry Albritton
and wife Machele of Wau-
chula, and Avie Eures and
husband Allen of Fort Green.
Also, 16 great-grandchil-
dren: Aubrey and Taylor Wal-
dron of Okeechobee; Derick
and Tyler Hortman of Okee-
chobee; Kimberly Grimsley
and husband Derek of Fort
Meade; Katie Boyette of
Lakeland; Kris Chancey and
wife Melanie, Jeremy Chanc-
ey and wife Missy and Ryan
Chancey, all of Bartow; Jor-
dan Chancey of Fort Green;
Aaron Himrod and wife Kristi
of Like Placid; Leanna Him-
rod of Bowling Green; Lau-
ren Raulerson of New York
City; Emily Albritton of Wau-
chula; and TK and Kaylee
Hogenauer of Fort Green.
And eight great-great-
grandchildren: Megan and
Ethan Grimsley of Fort
Meade; Isabella and Lilly
Gorito of Okeechobee;
Olivia, Jayden and Matthew
Chancey of Bartow; and
Gavin Hogen-auer of Fort
Green.
One sister-in-law, Betty
Abbott, widow of Albert, of
Fort Green, also survives her.
Visitation was Sunday
night, Aug. 12, 2012, from 6
to 8 p.m. at the Ponger-Kays-
Grady Funeral Home in
Wauchula and the funeral was
at Fort Green Baptist Church
on Monday, Aug. 13, begin-
ning at 3 p.m. with the Rev.
Ron Corum and the Rev.
Steve McGaughey officiat-
ing. Burial was in Fort Green
Baptist Church Cemetery.
A place is vacant in our
home, which never can be
filled.
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made at www.pongerkays-
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JOHN FRANKLIN
DICKINSON
John Franklin Dickinson,
72, of Englewood, died on
Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, at his
home.
Born Feb. 11, 1940, at
Rose, N.Y., he came to
Englewood from Wauchula 20
years ago. He was a construc-
tion manager. He served in the
U.S. Army and attended
Southside Baptist. Church in
Wauchula:
He was preceded in death
by his wife Elaine Dickinson;
and parents Rob and Josie
Norris.
He is survived by two sons,
Todd Durden and wife Tess of
Wauchula, and Eric Durden
and wife Kathy of Mulberry;
two daughters, Jill Scalley and
husband Donald of Engle-
wood, and Amy Wilson and
husband Brad of Bowling
Green: sister Helen Smith of
New York; and nine grand-
children. Alex See, Ciara
Dickinson. Lindsey Scalley,
Tanor and Tori Durden.
Amanda and Cassidy Wilson,
and Kara and Cole Durden.
Funeral services are pri-
vate.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


FUNERAL HOME
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MICHAEL AARON WILD
Michael Aaron Wild, 52. of
Lakeland. died on Saturday,
Aug. 11. 2012. at his home.
He was born Sept. 1, 1959. in
Dover, Del., and was a longtime
resident of Lakeland. He was a
retired paramedic with Polk
County Emergency Medical
Services, a member of Victory
Assembly Church in Lakeland.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Joseph and Patricia
Wild.
He is survived by his wife,
Mary Jane Wild of Lakeland;
daughter Tabitha Taylor of Lake
Wales; brother Joseph Wild of
Loda, Ill., and two grandchil-
dren.
Memorial services will be
announced at a later date.
Arrangements are by Han-
cock Funeral Home of Fort
Meade.




ELIZABETH A.
RUMBLEY
Elizabeth A. Rumbley, 92,
of Wauchula, passed away on
Sunday, Aug. 12, 2012, in
Sebring.
She was born May 8, 1920,
in Hammond, La. She was of
the Catholic faith and was a
member of St. Michael
Parish.
She is survived by her sis-
ter, Grace E. Sullivan, of
Wauchula.
A Mass of Christian Burial
will be held at 11 a.m. on
Friday, Aug. 17, 2012, at
Saint Michael Catholic
Church. Burial will follow at
Wauchula Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be
made at www.PongerKays-
Grady.com
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Cremation Services
Wauchula


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JOSEPH RYNE BEESON
Joseph Ryne Beeson. 25. of
Fort Payne. Ala., died on
Wednesday. June 27. 2012, at
his home.
Born in Winter Haven, on
June 15, 1987, he attended
schools in Wauchula before
joining his mother in Alabama.
Survivors are his father, Bill
Beeson Ill of New Tampa;
mother Wendy Beeson of Fort
Payne, Ala., and paternal grand-
parents. Noveta Beeson of
Wauchula and the late W. B.
Beeson Jr.
A memorial service was held
on Saturday. August 11, 2012,
in the chapel of First Baptist
Church, Wauchula with the
Rev. James Stallings officiat-
ing.A private burial will be held
at a later date.
The family requests memori-
al donations be made to the
restoration fund at Resthaven,
298 Resthaven Road, Zolfo
Springs, FL 33890. Arrange-
ments were by Robart Family
Funeral Home, Wauchula.


The Hardee Senior High
School band will jazz downtown
to life on Friday from 6 to 9 p.m.
as Main Street Wauchula Inc.
hosts its monthly Friday Night
Live event at Heritage Park.
Mosaic, the Friday Night Live
sponsor, will help to ensure that
adults, students and children
will have wildcatt spirit-filled
celebration.
Families from all over Central
Florida are invited to represent
their respective schools. Wear
your school colors with pride!
As always. there will be live
entertainment, a special per-
formance by the Blue Brigade
band. and an open mic on the
east end of Main Street.
All of the athletic teams, as
well, are invited to join in on the
celebration as the community


kicks off the start of an exciting
school and sports year!
Hardee Senior High School
alumni will compete in
Olympics-inspired games for
the ultimate boasting rights.
The inaugural Alumni Games
will be held on the east side of
Main Street, across U.S. 17 S.
The games will begin at 6 p.m.
and consists of nine five-mem-
ber teams.
The teams will have a chance
to receive extra medals by hav-
ing supporters check in on the
east end of Main Street and by
having their fans turn in
receipts from downtown pur-
chases during Friday Night
Live hours.
The teams span all age
groups and will be sure to enter-
tain all spectators.


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And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come
alive.
-Harold Whitman


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Vendors will set up shop.
bringing new finds to Main
Street. The high-school band
will be selling hot dogs; stop by
their stand to support your
hometown students. The down-
town businesses will keep their
lights on and doors open so that
you can spend extra time shop-
ping and dining.
The party kicks off at 6!
Make sure to cross U.S. 17 to
visit both sides of Main Street
to partake in the full back-to-
school celebration. The live
entertainment and school pride
as well as shopping and dining
at local businesses will keep
you entertained.
Do not miss a night of family
fun and community celebration!


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6A The Herald-Advocate, August 16, 2012


The Jollowing permits were
applied bfor or issued by the
4-ardee County Building
Department during the week of
Aug. 5-11. 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
listed.

ISSUED
Samuel J. Albritton, Heard
Bridge Road, electric, $1,500.
Samuel J. Albritton, U.S. 17
North, electric, $1,500.
Owner, Louisiana Street,
other, $1,900.
Owner, Penny Drive, new
construction, $80,000.
John P. Palmer, Chamberlain
Boulevard, electric, $1,985.
Donald Gray, Alderman
Road, electric, $1,200.
Charles Robert Hodge, U.S.
17 South, electric, $2,000.
Douglas Battey, CR 665,
mechanical, $4,500.
Mark S. Moye, Green Street,
mechanical, $3,640.
Claud N. Chappell, Lisa
Drive, mechanical, $1,000.
Delbert Dampier, Maxwell
Drive, mobile home, $52,266.
Richie Evans, Sabal Lane,
alterations, $1,850.
Richie Evans, Royal Lane,
alterations, $1,715.
Owner, Hill Street, roofing,
$3,500.
Michael Boyett, South Eighth
Avenue, alterations, $2,400.
Benjamin R. Hash, County
Line Road, alterations, $1,000.
Owner, State Road 62, alter-
ations, $2,495.

BUILDING BLOCKS
Unlicensed persons typically
do not have the education,
insurance or qualifications
required of a license.


HARDEE COUNTY
KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY
HELP!
Ease a dependent child's
way through the court sys-
tem. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


Hospital Hosts
Diabetes Meeting
The monthly open diabetic
management in-service
meeting will be held at
Hardee Manor Health Cent-
er, 401 Orange Place, Wau-
chula today (Thursday) at
10 a.m.
The guest speaker will be
Mary Beth Norton, institu-
tional diabetes care special-
ist, whose topic will be
insulin therapy, achieving
better glycemic control.

U.S. 17 Roadwork
Causes Closures
The construction of four-
laning of U.S. 17 from Zolfo
Springs south will cause
intermittent closures of both
southbound and northbound
traffic most of next week,
beginning on Monday.
Flagmen will be active from 9
a.m. to 4 p.m.
A new storm drain crossing
on U.S. 17 between Eighth
Street West and Seventh
Avenue will be where the
most activity and slow-down
of traffic will occur. Motorists
are urged to use caution.

CEU Training
On Tuesday
A statewide Continuing
Education Unit (CEU) will be
available on Tuesday at the
Hardee County Extension
Service Office behind the
Agri-Civic Center off Sten-
strom and Altman roads west
of Wauchula. Cost is $5.
Registration is required by
Aug. 20.
People with a valid restrict-
ed use pesticide license can
take in part or all of the day,
which begins at 8:30 a.m.
and continues to 4 p.m. with
such topics as private, aerial,
row crop, Ag Tree Crops,
aquatics, Demo/Research,
Forest, Ornamental & Turn,
Right of Way and others
adding up to a possible six
CEUs. To register, or for
more information, call 773-
2164.

An aardvark's teeth have
no enamel coating and are
worn away and regrown
continuously.

An elephant's tooth can
weigh over six pounds.


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Greetings from Fort Green!
It has been a busy week at the
Cooper home. By now probably
most of you, who read this col-
umn, know ': ,, Sherman's
mama made her linal journey
last Wednesday morning. Like
most believers, we know she is
treading the streets of gold but
you still miss them. We appreci-
ate all the contacts made to our
family during this sad time.
Our sincere sympathy is also
extended to the Cherry family.
The Cherry brothers made the
cabinets in my kitchen, but that
was many a year ago. When I
had the countertop replaced, it
was evident it was not by mas-
ter craftsmen.
I went to Dr. Hodges' recep-
tion honoring his 100th birth-
day and it was quite an event. It
is realty great to see old friends
somewhere other than a funeral.
I visited with Margaret and
Shirley Searcy and we tried to
figure how long we had been
friends, as they were some of
the Wauchula folks I knew
when living in Jacksonville.
Also, you saw friends who had
always worked in the Methodist
Christmas Bazaar, another
event that I miss.
I looked for Carla Gibbs but
was told they were making trips
back to the hospital with their
son, Darrel. I truly am sorry
about his accident. Carla and. I
worked together when my

NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULE:
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District is proposing
to amend the following ruless:
40D-8.041, FA.C.
The purpose of this rulemaking is
to amend Rule 40D-8.041, F.A.C.,
to establish Minimum Flows for
the Lower Myakka River, pursuant
to Section 373.042, F.S. The
establishment of the minimum
flows will ensure that the mini-
mum hydrologic requirements of
the water resources and ecology
of the Lower Myakka River are
maintained.
The Notice of Proposed Rule-
making appeared in the Florida
Administrative Weekly, Vol. 38,
No. 33, on August 17, 2012. A
copy of the proposed rule can be
viewed on the District's website at
http://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/rul
es/proposed/.
Pursuant to the provisions of the
Americans with Disabilities Act,
any person requiring special
accommodations to provide com-
ments on this rulemaking is
asked to contact The Southwest
Florida Water Management Dis-
trict Human Resources Director,
2379 Broad Street, Brooksville,
Florida 34604-6899; telephone
(352) 796-7211, ext. 4702 or 1-
800-423-1476 (FL only), ext.
4702; TDD (FL only) 1-800-231-
6103; or email to ADACoordina-
tor@swfwmd.state.fl.us. If you
are hearing or speech impaired,
please contact the agency using
the Florida Relay Service, 1 (800)
955-8771 (TDD) or 1 (800) 955-
8770 (Voice).
THE PERSON TO BE CONTACT-
ED REGARDING THE PRO-
POSED RULES AND TO OBTAIN
A COPY IS: Sonya White, Office
of General Counsel, Southwest
Florida Water Management
District, 7601 Highway 301 North,
Tampa, FL 33637-6759, (813)
985-7481 (4660) (Ref OGG #
2008069).8:16c
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daughter and her children were
young. We visited in each
other's homes and those are
always good memories.
Old times and old remedies
are really the best! I bought a
new type of mouthwash put out
by one of the leading compa-
nies and it was supposed to
whiten your teeth. My first use
and I knew it had peroxide
without even reading the label!
Mama always told us to brush
our teeth with baking soda and
peroxide several times a month
to whiten our teeth! Would have
been cheaper just to remember
what "Mama said" instead of
buying this new item!
Last week I had to go get
blood work and when I passed
Wal-Mart the gas price was
$3.45 a gallon. After the blood
work, the price had increased to


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710-


$3.55; all this within 30 min-i
utes. I bought gas thinking it
would go up again. 1 went into
Wal-Mart and exited in about
30 minutes and the price had
returned to $3.45 a gallon!
Something is wrong in Den-
mark. Now, that is just an old
Georgia saying but something
is surely wrong with prices.
Karson Goodwyn missed our
back-to-school bash and she is
usually there, Her nana, Betty
Waters, said she really wanted
to come, but wanted to go to the
lake with her Aunt Denise. The
lake won out! Karson spent a
month with her nana at the
beach and Betty said they really
had a good time, lazing around
and eating in a different restau-
rant every night!
Angie and Rocky Sonnier
have returned from a week's
vacation to his hometown in
Louisiana. Little Addie got to
meet all her relatives and they
had a baby shower for her. She
was held, passed from one to
the other and, of course, every-
one knew and thought she was
the cutest little baby! They had


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5 Man Teams 7:00 PM.Starts August 20
Early Birds Ladies
Tuesday 4 Ladies on a Team 9:00 A.M. Meeting August 14

Friends & Couples League 7:00 PM. Starts August 21
4 Person Teams

Wednesday Wed. Mixed Night 7:30 PM. Meeting August 15
4 Person Teams (Any Combination)

Thursday Nite Owls Ladies League 6:30 PM. Meeting August 16
5 Ladies on a Team
TGIF League Mixed League
Friday TGIF League Mixed League 7:30 PM. Meeting August 17
4 Person Teams

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a super vacation and enjoyed
seeing family and friends.
There is nothing like going
back home and showing off
your baby.
I am typing this "news" on
Aug. 12, and this is my mama's
birthday. She would have been
97 if she had not passed away at
age 82.
A requirement of our back-to-
school bash is students must
register to qualify to receive
supplies. Most had at least one
parent and quite a few had two.
A total of 122 backpacks filled
with school supplies were
given, and CF furnishes these.
All the youth loved the big
corkscrew water slide. I regret-
ted I was not able to climb up it,
but old legs just won't let me! I
know they are fun, from past
experience! Mosaic furnished
the two slides and dunk tank.
There was a long line when our
pastor was on the hot seat!
Dolene Fields' dad made cotton
candy for everyone, and he was
the busiest! It was a good day at
Fort Green Baptist.
Pray for one another.


CITY OF WAUCHULA

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
CODE ENFORCEMENT SPECIAL MAGISTRATE
The City of Wauchula, a political subdivision of the State of Florida, seeks the submittal of
proposals from qualified attorneys who are interested in the position of Code Enforcement
Special Magistrate. The City is considering adopting the use of a Special Magistrate to
conduct is code enforcement hearings. The City currently relies on a Code Enforcement
Board.
Interested parties are invited to submit one (1) original marked "ORIGINAL" and nine (9)
copies marked "COPY" of their proposal in a sealed envelope to the City Clerk. The enve-
lope should be labeled "RFP #12-04, Code Enforcement Special Magistrate" and
marked with the respondent's name and address. Proposals may be mailed or hand de-
livered to:
City of Wauchula
Holly Smith, City Clerk
126 S. 7th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873

The submittal shall be received by the City only at the above address prior to 2:00 p.m.,
September 14, 2012. The delivery of the submittal on the above date and prior to the
specified time is solely the responsibility of the proposer. The submittal may be withdrawn
either by written notice to the City Clerk or in person, if properly identified, at any time prior
to the above submittal deadline.

Important instructions and specifications regarding responses to this Request for Proposals
are available online at www.cityofwauchula.com or by contacting the City Clerk's Office,
email: hsmith@cityofwauchula.com; phone (873) 773-3535. Failure to follow these in-
structions could result in disqualification.
Questions regarding this proposal must be in writing and must be sent to Holly Smith, City
Clerk, email: hsmith@cityofwauchula.com; fax (863) 773-0773. All questions must be re-
ceived by August 31, 2012.

Prospective proposers shall not contact, communicate with or discuss any matter relating
in any way to the Request for Proposal with the City Commissioners, any employee of the
City of Wauchula, other than the City Clerk or as directed in the Request for Qualifications.
Such communications initiated by a proposer shall be grounds for disqualifying the offend-
ing proposer from consideration for award of the proposal and/or any future proposal.
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When I arrived at HHS in1983, I walked into a state-of-
the-art classroom with a dry-erase board, carpeted floors, color-
coordinated desks, and pristine bulletin boards. I was issued two
brown record books for planning and keeping students' grades
and attendance. I could hardly wait to begin practicing my calling
in the very place where I had received my diploma in 1963.
I still teach in that classroom. Over the years, the
white boards have been joined by an interactive Promethean
Board; the carpet has been worn; the color-coordinated desks
have been worn out; and bulletin board displays have evolved
from motivational posters to multi-media presentations.
Individual assignments have been largely supplanted
by cooperative learning projects. Often, students don't
need pens or pencils at all. Instead, they use electronic
responders. I don't use those brown record books any more;
attendance and lesson plans are submitted via computer.
Times have certainly changed in education, but the
basic tenets of teaching have not. Teachers still strive to help
our students become better today than yesterday, and we
still laugh and sometimes cry over their foibles and follies.
Early in my career, I had spent some time explaining
how to make a title page for an essay. Sure enough, the day
the assignment was due, I found a theme entitled, "S.A."
More recently, when I asked students to write about their
favorite teacher, one boy said,"I really did love Mrs. _, because she
taught us all we needed to know about Julie and Caesar." I wasn't


















Social studies teacher, Keith Krueger, initiated a recer
dent project to create a mural outside his classroom
will display a map of the world. Pictured above, studer
ley Baker is assisting on the project with the task of p

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Thoughts From a Retiring Teacher
by Merilyn Strickland


sure whether this student meant Shakespeare's p ',.,
Julius Caesar or Romeo and Juliet, but it was
certain that he liked at least one teacher!
A colleague once was appalled when
an athlete jumped out of his desk and began
doing push-ups in the middle of a lecture. When
she exclaimed, "What on earth are you doing?"
one of his teammates patiently explained,
"Why Mrs. _, can't you tell? Them's push-ups!"
Without a doubt, Hardee Senior
High School is the best place to receive a well-
rounded education. I was struck by the range
of experiences our students can have when
I arrived one morning to see the A-Team bus HIM
loading students for an academic competition.
Opposite was a pick-up truck hauling a trailer of
pigs from the agriculture department. Having i
"mysteriously"escaped from their coup, chickens
were cackling in the commons, where I could
also see several football players in their uniform
jerseys. Only at HHS can we balance academic, Mrs. Stricklaf
athletic, and vocational experiences so perfectly.
I'm often asked why anyone would want
to become a teacher. I always reply, "If you're
looking for an easy job with lots of time off, don't even try it. But if
you want the gratification of knowing that you have worked very


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ainting.


In May, the AFJROTC held its annual military ball with a for-
mal sit down dinner, guest speaker address by Police Chief Wil-
liam Beattie, followed by a night of dancing. Pictured above, Ca-
det Andrew Hernandez leads the attendees in some dance moves.
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and's Advanced Placement English students bid her


hard every day, have gone to bed exhausted but never bore
above all, have played a key role in forging pupils' character
their future successes, then be a teacher. There is no higher i

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Upcoming Dates


8/17 Open House
8/17 ACT Registration Dead
8/20 First Day for Students
8/24 Varsity Football Kick-O
Classic
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9/8 ACTTest


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Letter To The Editor

Hardee Citizens Have

Questions On Start-Ups


Dear Editor:
Questions Simplified*
Hardee County folks with
high family values, with love
for their children and grand-
children trust in God for his
protection and guidance. Why?
Simple!


God has a plan and Ian estab-
lished record, alnd it is all in
writing! Some of i ou look a(t
His plan and alfirim oul trust
every day.
Question #I ...
Should such trust he estab-
lished toward recently incorpo-


rated companies or companies
listed as L.LCs'? I .LC stands for
Limited liability. Thank God
that Itis plan does not come
with Limited I ability. These
companies have been in exis-
tence between nine (Q) and fif-
teen (I15') months. This cannot
be coistrued to imeanl tha they,
are not qualified to provide
re ice to I ardee countyy Let's
patraphl ase a very famouss
President, however, who pow-
crfully stated that we can
choose to trust, but we must


DUAL DEMOLITION


verify!
Question #2 ...
Regarding Fort Green
Storage. I..LC (F(;S) it was
pointed out to the Board of
County Commissioners
(BOCC) that there exists otnli
one Liquefaction facility in the
United States, located in Kenai.
Alaska. The promoters of FGS
claimed the existence of 59
similar facilities. BOCC could
hase requested FGS to name a
few relevant facilities that are
of similar size and scope and to
discuss their histories. Have
present pipeline owners signed
on to this project and who are
these gas line representatives?
Simply no input gas. empty
tank. no output gas. Remember.
tanks do not create energy.
Much energy is consumed to


keep the methane gas super
cooled ill a liquid state.
Question #3
The proposed Liquid Natural
Gas (LNG) tanks 170 feet
tall will not present an eye
sore in Hardee County. At the
BOCC meeting a potential
breech of a tank (a three-foot
diameter hole) was discussed.
implying that Hardee County
would have to deal with a
mega-bomb going off.
The Fire Protection Guide on
Hazardous Materials list no fire
extinguishing method for
Methane It lists: "Stop The
Flow Of Gas."
How does one close a hole in
a ruptured tank streaming.
potentially explosive liquid nat-
ural gas Methane coming
at you? You can't!


Furthermore, if by a miracle
there is no explosion and the
methane simply goes into the
atmosphere: Attention environ-
mentalist, who are trying to
control Cow Flatulence,
Methane gas emanating from
the rear end of cows, in order to
save the planet. Environmental
concerns seem to be missing on
this project: however, once the
four billion cubic feet of liquid
natural gas are translated into
the number of cows emanating
Methane, they will wake up.
Methane is 23 times more
potent than C02 in contributing
to global warming.
*All information provided is
available in the public domain.

Horst Witschonke
New Zion Community


PHOTOS BY MACHELLE DOLLAR
After the junior high changed locations
and Wauchula Elementary School took '
on sole leadership of the property, .
Principal Sonja Bennett began itching to .
remove some dilapidated buildings. This
summer, two of those structures, a walk-
in freezer and a physical education
building, disappeared, a previous un-
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building as it was to the junior high, the "'"*."
right picture shows the demolition in
progress. The empty space will soon 4.. i
become a bus loop, where pupils can
wait under an existing covered walkway.
Meanwhile, the School Board has .
ordered an annual removal schedule for
the remainder of the old unused build-
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CHEERLEADER SUCCESS


COURTESY PHOTO
The 2012-13 Hardee varsity cheerleaders attended the United Cheerleaders
Association summer camp in Orlando and competed in both the Home Pom Dance
Competition, in which they placed first, and the Camp Championships, in which- they
took second place with their cheer routine. They brought home a lot of winning blue
ribbons as well as learning a lot of new material for the upcoming football season.
Ready to cheer on the Hardee Wildcats are (front row) from left) Lark Lukawski,
Meagan Araujo, Brooke Conley, Lacey McClenithan, co-captain Cassie Reyna and
Deanna Sanchez; (back row) captain Shelby Lambert, Makenna Fite, Alexan Maddox,
Briana Gardner, Coach Amy Tubbs, Caroline Durrance, Sonya Fowler, Ashley Baker,
Katie Smith, Farrah Muntz and Arissa Camel.





WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB CELEBRATES

85 YEARS OF SERVICE

The Wauchula Lions Club, whose motto is "We Serve", is gearing up to celebrate their
85th birthday this month. The club was organized in 1927, and currently has 31 mem-
bers. It is the longest serving Lions Club in the State of Florida.
The Wauchula Lions Club provides sight/vision assistance to over 50 individuals a year
for many years in partnership with Dr. Mark Sevigny, the Hardee County Health De-
partment, and the School based Nurse program. Vision services include screenings,
glasses, and surgeries that are paid for by the Florida Lions Foundation for the Blind.
The collection of not broken eyeglasses, sunglasses and
glass cases is an ongoing service, and the glasses col-
lected are distributed by Lions to needy areas all over
the world.
Since 1978 the Wauchula Lions Club has given col-
lege scholarships to'Hardee High School seniors. /
The club has also donated to numerous other com- ."
munity organizations in need such as The Hardee .
Help Center, Habitat for Humanity and Hardee
Youth Sports.
The Wauchula Lions Club is one of 46,000 clubs, and .
1.35 million members making Lions the world's largest
service club organization. Lions is also one of the most et-
fective. The members do whatever is needed to help their local
communities. Lions International is the number one non-governmental organization in
the world -- and that rating was achieved by ensuring funds that are received are not
used for operations.
On Friday, August 17, 2012, at Friday Night Live, the Wauchula Lions Club will have a
booth set up giving away school supplies and balloons. We will also have the 4th
Annual Back to School FREE.Eye Screenings by Sevigny and Associates Eye Care
and the Wauchula Lions Club. Dr. Mark Sevigny and his staff, with the assistance of,
the Wauchula Lions Club, will provide free eye exams from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the
Java Cafe meeting room. Vision screening can help with the early detection of vision
problems. These comprehensive eye exams will be provided on a first come first
served basis.
So come out and celebrate with us on August 17th at Friday Night Live!


Wauchula Lions Club outgoing President Talmadge Albritton hands over the gavel
to 2012-2013 President Debbie Murray. 8:16c
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COURTESY PHOTO
Lt. Col. Anthony Hingle of Hardee Senior High School has been named the statewide
"Champion of Children." Pictured at the July gala awards presentation are (from left)
Maureen Wilt, education program manager with Florida Power & Light Co.; Hingle; and
Mary Chance, president of the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations.


Hingle Named
By MACHELLE DOLLAR
For The Herald-Advocate
As education transforms, the
role of the educator is often one
that can't quite be universally
defined.
Many agree that a particular
local educator has fostered cre-
ativity, offered his classroom as
a haven, has and carries out a
vision for his students, and is
the example of discipline, dedi-
cation and character.
Lt. Col. Anthony Hingle, the
Hardee Senior High School's
aerospace science instructor,
has not only been named the
district's Teacher of the Year,
but has recently received state-
wide recognition from the
Consortium of. Florida Educa-
tion Foundations "for his efforts
to increase business and com-
munity investment and involve-
ment in his Air Force Junior
Reserve Officer Training Corps
program."
Hingle was chosen among 67


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State 'Champion Of Children'


district teacher honorees at the
second annual "Champion of
Children" award presentation
for his dedication to his pro-
gram and making it one that is
now a source of pride for the
entire community.
Florida Power & Light spon-
sored the award, and education
program manager Maureen Wilt
made the surprise announce-
ment July 13 during the con-
cluding presentations at the
Florida Department of Educa-
tion Macy's Teacher of the Year
Program in Orlando.
"It was apparent to us that
both students and community
leaders bought into Lt. Col.
Hingle's vision for developing
future leaders for his communi-
ty and our nation through the
program, whether those stu-
dents choose a career in the mil-
itary or elsewhere," said Wilt.
"He started with 33 students
and a program lacking student
appeal and resources. He now


has 153 students and a waiting
list for more who want to be a
part of this rigorous, life-chang-
ing program."
Once each district had select-
ed its teacher of the year, the
honorees then filled out a pack-
et to be sent to the state for con-
sideration. The top five were
announced before the conven-
tion and further reviewed for
the honorable selection.
Mary Chance, president of
the Consortium of Florida
Education Foundations, added
that they were really looking for
a "role model, someone who
applies for grants to fund above
and beyond school activities,
actively works with the com-
munity and continuously works
on professional development. It
was apparent that he (Hingle)
displayed those qualities."
"It was a surreal experience,"
began Hingle. "It became ap-
parent the more they read of the
citation that they were talking
about me. It was very humbling
being singled out, given the tal-
ent that was in the room. I'm
not an educator by trait; I kept
thinking that I 'wasn't worthy.'
Who am I to get this award?"
Local teachers and adminis-
trators express their sense of
pride as Hingle has turned
around a struggling program
and put Hardee County on the
map in the educational realm.
"I can't think of anyone who
is more deserving of this special
recognition." said Dr. Michele
Polk, principal of Hardee
Senior High School. "Lt. Col.
Hingle has a work ethic that is
hard to match, and his commit-
ment is evident in the tremen-
dous success HHS' AFJROTC
program has experienced under
his leadership."
Hingle spent five years in the
Louisiana Air National Guard
during college, and after gradu-
ation served 22 years of active
duty before retiring and accept-
ing a position as the JROTC
instructor. He has been with the
program for five years.
Hingle adds that although
this was a great honor, he plans
to keep moving forward with
his plans for the cadets. "I don't
like to keep to the status quo;
we are always busy and work-
ing to bring this program to a
new level."


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By Frederick Knight For County Commission, District 3, Republican


Wildcats Prepared For Season


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat football
team has been having a busy
summer preparing for the
upcoming season which begins
with the Kick-off Classic at
home against Lake Placid on
Aug. 24.
The team has been practicing
Monday through Thursday dur-
ing the evenings. Monday the
team would lift weights and
then work on offense.
Every Tuesday the team has
been traveling to Frostproof to
compete against other area
teams in passing drills.
Wednesday was reserved for
lifting, running and then players
got off early for church before
returning Thursday to lift, work
on defense and then run some
more.
Head Coach Buddy Martin,
who is entering his third season,
said the spring and summer are
very important for his football
team going into the fall. "May
through July, the spring and
summer, is when the largest
improvements are made for our
football team," he said.
The team started the summer
with lower weight and higher
reps before transitioning into
more weight and less reps.
Players will continue to lift dur-
ing the season. Martin feels that
is important to prevent injury
and help the body recover.
The team attended a Fellow-
ship of Christian Athletes camp
in Black Mountain, North
Carolina during June. Keyon
Brown, James Greene, Lucious
Everett, Jesus Zuniga and Luke
Palmer all traveled to Orlando
to attend a lineman camp at the
University of Central Florida.
Brown has also attended
camps at the University of


Miami. University of Florida
and Florida State University as
well as going to a junior elite
camp in Texas.
Players also took the time to
host a bunch of future Wildcats
with the Little Cats Camp for
kids ages 7-13. Martin said he
had about 30 kids attend the
three day camp to learn how to
practice and play like the
Wildcats. He said about 10 var-
sity players voluntarily showed
up every morning to help with
the camp and felt it was a good
way to reach out to the commu-
nity and kids.
Hardee also traveled to the
University of South Florida on
July 21 and 22 for a seven-on-
seven tournament and went to
Lakeland the following week-
end for an FCA tournament.
Martin said this has helped
the team's passing game come
together, with Kris Johnson tak-
ing over at quarterback with a
mostly inexperienced group of
receivers. He said the practice
and live competition is slowly
bringing the passing game
together and he sees Johnson
improving and getting better at
reading defenses.
Martin said the strength of
the offense will definitely be
the running game with a stable
of running backs and a solid
offensive line led by Palmer
and Zuniga. Carrying the ball
for the Wildcats will be Aaron
Barker, Keyonte Holley and
Tim Steedley.
The strength of the defense
will be defending the running
game with a strong front seven
that returns all the starters.
The defensive line will be
anchored by ends Greene and
Brown.
Linebackers will be Waylon
Pleger, Octavio Alvarez and


Holley. Martin said he has set-
tled on three starting defensive
backs but is looking to fill the
final spot. He said the pass rush
will be very important to the
success of the defense.
As a whole, Martin said he is
a little concerned with replacing
the leadership that left last year
along with approximately 20
seniors. This year's team will
only have seven seniors and the
remainder of the projected 35-
man roster is underclassmen.
He hopes leaders will emerge
as Hardee hopes to again make
the playoffs in one of the tough-
est districts in the state after fin-
ishing as district runner-up last
season.
The 5-A, Region 3 District 10
contains the Wildcats, Braden-
ton Bayshore, Bradenton Sout-
heast, DeSoto and last year's
district champion Palmetto.
Two of the games will be at,
home with Bayshore on Sept.
21 and Palmetto coming to
Wildcat Stadium on Oct. 19.
Hardee will have to travel to
Southeast on Oct. 26 and
Desoto on Nov. 2 for the last
district games with the strong
possibility of playoff implica-
tions on the line for both teams.
Practice began on Aug. 6 The
players wore helmets the first
three days before putting on the
pads for the first time in more
than two months on Aug. 9.
The team finished up the last
week of summer by making out
on weights and running times to
measure players improvements
and gains over the summer.
Martin said he likes where his
team is at and he feels good
going into the start of the sea-
son. Both coaches and players
are ready for the season to get
under way.


The gambler and gun fighter Doc Holliday received the degree of Doctor of Dental
Surgery from the Pennsylvania College of Dental Surgery in 1872.


I am concerned about the academic decline our district.has experienced over
the past four years. Do you believe that our children are better off now than
they were four years ago?

Dick Daggett understands accountability and has the knowledge and training
needed to make our district high-achieving again.


Percentage of Hardee Students Achieving Proficiency
in Reading


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A political ad in last week's paper addressed the improvement in reading proficiency from
2001 to 2011. The ad failed to mention the superintendent has only been in office since
2008 AND include the 2012 Reading Proficiency scores recently released by the state.

Above is a chart showing student reading proficiency scores from 2003-2012 under each
superintendent's tenure. (source Florida Dept. of Education) 8 16p


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Thursday. August 16, 2012


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-Hardee


Living


COURTESY PHOTO
Machelle Dollar and Skyler Luthi

Machelle Dollar Engaged

To Marry Skyler Luthi
Denton, Sharon and Dena bachelor's degree in deaf edu-
Cash of Wauchula announce the cation.
engagement of Machelle Dollar The prospective groom is a
to Skyler Luthi of Lake City, the 2006 graduate of Florida
son of John and Lisa Luthi. Virtual School. He currently
The bride-elect is a 2010 resides in Lake City, where he
graduate of Hardee Senior High is employed as head of the elec-
School. She is currently attend- trical department at The Home
ing Flagler College in St. Depot.
Augustine, where she works as Plans are being made for an
an interpreter and will graduate Oct. 11 wedding.
in December of 2013 with her


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ALEX A. BADILLO
Alex A. Badillo, 19, of
Wauchula, recently graduated
from basic training in the U.S.
Air Force.
A 2011 Hardee High School,
graduate, Badillo entered basic
training on June 5, 2012, at the
Lackland Air Force Base in San
Antonio, Texas.
He is the son of Arturo and
Alma Badillo of Wauchula,
where his bother Angel and
fiance Diane Khang live.
Completing basic training,
the airman will continue with
technical training at Lackland.


St. Paul Missionary Baptist
Church. 3676 U.S. 17 South.
Zolfo Springs. has begun a
building fund to restore the
100-year-old landmark and is
asking area churches and mem-
bers to assist with the much-
needed repairs.
The church is pastored by the
Rev. Eugene Hollimon Jr. For
more information, call Beverly
McHenry at 727-768-1641.
Larry McHenry at 863-832-
2137 or Rose Nicholson at 863-
605-1180.
The deadline.bor Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.

African elephants have
only four teeth with which
to chew their food.
You can't turn back the
clock. But you can wind it
up again.
-Bonnie Prudden


Stephen Judah and Keather Bennett

Keather Bennett Will

Marry Stephen Judah


Keather Bennett and Stephen
Judah, both of Winter Haven,
join in announcing their engage-
ment.
The bride-elect is the daugh-
ter of Wayne Bennett of Bartow


Cheerleaders Lead Pop


ONE BLUE, NO PINK
Mr. and Mrs. Joshua
Thompson, Wauchula, a six-
pound four-ounce son, Jaxson
Alton Thompson, born June 26,
2012, Highlands Regional
Medical center. Sebring. Mrs.
Thompson is the former Donna
Roberts. Maternal grandmother
is Jeanette Clements of Lake-
land. Maternal great-grandpar-
ents are Larry and Mary
Boyette of Wauchula. Paternal
grandparents are Herb and
Victoria Thompson of Zolfo
Springs. Paternal great-grandfa-
ther is George Doying of
Prosperity, S. C.
Birth announcements will be
published free of charge within
three months of the date of
birth. A photo of the infant-as
a newborn only-may' be added
at no cost. Any other photo of
the baby will cost $15.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
When Pop Warner football
starts shortly, five groups of
cheerleaders will be leading
parents and friends in cheering
for their favorite teams.
Cheer Coordinator Bonnie
Simpson and assistant Ally.
Simpson keep every squad on
target, on schedule.
The smallest group are the
Tiny Mite Cheerleaders under
the leadership of Head Coach
Paige McCoy, assistant coach
Vicki Rodriguez, assistant
coach Tonya Grice, coach
trainee Sabrino Lazo and stu-
dent demonstrator Stephanie
Belmares, all helped by team
mom Angie Navarro.
On this squad are Angelina
Arce, Jalisa Banda. Alizae Bias.
Lindsay Bolin, Mia Cabrera,
Karina Camarillo, Genesis
Chavez, Amy Fimbres. Lisa
Fimbres. Haily Lee, Yaretzi
Martinez. Ravin McCoy.
Valeria Mier. Carli Mu'shrush,
Briana Navarro. Joyceline
Navarro. Cairn Rodriguez.
Yadira Sanchez. Gracyn


Thomas and Savannah Wilson.
Taking the field next would
be the Mitey Mite cheerleading
squad of Jessalin Arreola,
McKenzie Banda, Alyssa Con-
treras, Hayden Galvan, Kaylie
Grice. Taylor Hays, Nicole
Martinez, Raquel Martinez,
Lizzie Beth McCoy, Adrianna
Mier, Briana Tambun'ga and
Karina Valadez. Their Head
Coach is Savannah -Chancey,
assisted by Tonya Grice, with
student demonstrator Milli
Jones and team mom Jessica
Banda.
Cheering for the Junior Pee
Wee division are Lexy Crews,
Zaria Davila, Ashley Garcia,
Cheyanne Longoria, Kayla
Patterson, Breahna Roberson
and Avrey Wilson, who are
coached by Melinda Patterson,
assisted by Rosemary Longoria,
with coach trainee Danielle
Patterson. student demonstrator
Amy Davila and team mom
Stacy Crews.
Maria Badillo is head coach
for the Pew Wee division cheer-
leaders, assisted by Ezzy Cruz
and Sandra Willis, with coach


and Michelle Cables of Lithia.
The prospective groom is the
son- of Sonny Judah and Karen
Irby Doyle, both of Fort Meade.
Plans are being made for a
March 2013 wedding.




Warner On
trainee Kiana Johnson and team
mom Cindy Perez. Their roster
includes Naomi Aguilar, Ma-
riela Badillo, Katelynn Bolin,
Nicole Cruz, Nadia Flores,
Savannah Gidden, Jasmine
Herrera, Elizabeth McBride,
Alauna Norwood, Arika Perez,
Jerica Pierce and Meagan
Strickland.
The oldest group are the
Midgets, coached by Bonnie
Simpson and assisted by Ally
Simspon and Jessica Simpson,
with team mom Catherin
Darley. Midget cheerleaders are
Lianna Albritton, Briana Arce,
Laura Arce, Briana Arguelles,
Daisy Badillo, Ariahna Cama-
rillo, Kaleigh Chazares, Rajhay
Clark, Logan Cunningham,
Breanha Darley, DebOrah
Figueroa, Julia Figueroa, Rosie
Fimbres, Eva Gonzales, Taylor
Graham, Josie Hancock,
Claudia Klein, Michaela Klein,
Catalina Longoria, Emily
Patarini, Brianna Risner, Alysia
Scott, Lousha St. Louis,
Madison Warnock and Makayla
Wilson.


Acting is the most immediate art of all. The audience is either caught up entirely or not;
it's now or nothing.
-Michael Redgrave


COURTESY PHOTO
The education society Delta Kappa Gamma in Hardee
County recently presented goodie bags to employees at
Hardee Senior High School to show appreciation for the
efforts made not only to raise the school grade but to
instill pride and responsibility in students. Members of
the chapter recognize that dedication to education ex-
cellence is the key to improvement schoolwide. Pictured
(from left) are Principal Michele Polk and Alpha Gamma
Chapter President Jan Beckley.


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The Heartland Hurricanes

Would like to thank everyone for their help
in the fundraiser Saturday, August 11.
Another one is being planned soon.
Thank you volunteers for the cooking and
baking by the best cooks in Hardee County,
for the yard sale and donations, and others
who helped in so many ways.
More volunteers are needed.
The players played hard and every team
came home with a win. Come join in on
the fun and support these young men.

"Thank You"
-
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EYE DISEASE PREVENTION
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Wauchula eye doctor Mark Sevigny spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club Wednesday, Aug.
1, at the Java Cafe about preventing eye disease by healthy eating and exercise. He
said Hardee County ranks No. 1 in the state in obesity which leads to diabetes which
causes vision problems. He said medical doctors are trained in medicine but few
advise proper nutrition and lifestyle changes. "Eat better and exercise more," said Dr.
Sevigny. "Instead of taking pills for high cholesterol, how about eating less cholesterol
instead? Obesity leads to diabetic eye disease and other physical problems such as
heart attacks and strokes. Use diet and exercise instead of medicine. Follow a plant-
based diet that can help your arteries. The current U.S. generation for the first time has
a reduced life expectancy. Our lifestyle habits are killing us. Highly processed foods
are killing us, and this drives up the cost of healthcare." Sevigny said he followed a 21-
day American Challenge healthy diet and lost 15 pounds and lowered his cholesterol
from 210 to 170. "Eat slowly, don't eat while watching TV, and plan your meals." A good
diet emphasizes vegetables, fruits, some lean meats, and green tea and water instead
of soda and diet soda. From left are Tiffany Sevigny, Dr. Mark Sevigny and Kelly
Yeomans.


CHAMBER OF COMMERCE REPORT


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Casey Dickson, executive director, of the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce,
spoke to the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Tuesday, July 31, at noon at the Panda
Restaurant. The chamber has 362 members and promotes business in the county and
works for a stronger, more diversified economy. The chamber is working on a new
county map and works for a stronger, more diversified economy. The chamber is work-
ing on a new county map and is doing a tourism analysis. Agri-tourism and eco-tourism
are topics that will be studied. The chamber will be doing research on economic proj-
ects being considered by the Hardee Economic Development Council. Other goals in
addition to economic diversity are compatibility and developing an educated work-
force. From left are club president Sam Fite, Casey Dickson and chamber director
Steven Southwell. Dickson has led the chamber for five years.


HELPING THE NEEDY


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Hardee Help Center Executive Director Judith George spoke to the Hardee Rotary Club
on Wednesday, July 25, at the Java Cafe. The center is located at 713 E. Bay Street in
Wauchula and has a thrift store at 1085 U.S. 17 North near Alan Jay Ford. The center in
2011 provided 12,065 services, including emergency food and clothing, hygiene and
household items, financial assistance for rent, mortgage payments and utilities, home-
less prevention, resource counseling, information and referrals. Donations and volun-
teers are needed. The center is sponsored by the Hardee County ministerial
Association and is affiliated with United Way, Salvation Army, Heartland Workforce, and
Florida Department of Children and Families. The center is open Monday through
Friday. For information drop by or call 773-0034. From left are Arnold Lanier, State'Rep.
Denise Grimsley who is running for state senator, George, Bradenton attorney and for-
mer State Rep. Bill Galvano who is running for state senator in Hardee County, and
club president Michael Kelly. Grimsley and Galvano are Republicans.


GUARDIAN AD LITEM
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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) recruiter Joanna Burns Gray on Tuesday, July 24, spoke to
the Wauchula Kiwanis Club at the Panda Restaurant. This program has volunteers who
help look after what is best for children involved in the legal system. Hardee County
has 33 children in foster care and only 3 volunteers. Volunteering can make a differ-
ence in a child's life and take 6 to 8 hours a month. Children are infants through age
18. For more information call 773-8505 and go by the office at the Hardee County
Courthouse in Room 109. From left are Hardee GAL volunteer coordinator Bias Falcon,
Joanna Burns Gray, and Donald Canary.


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Important Reminder!

While you're busy filling out all that back to school l
paperwork remember another important form to renew!

Your 4-H Member Enrollment Form!

Make Plans Now To Attend Our


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4-H Open House

Tuesday, August 28
3:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
Agri-Civic Center
Altman Road


A special time for returning members
to renew their enrollment and
NEW members to see what we
have to offer in the 4-H Program!

For more information call your club leader
or the 4-H office at 773-2164

*Youth planning to show livestock in the 2013
Hardee County Fair MUST be registered in a 4-H
Club by August 31, 2012!*
The Florida cooperative Extension Service programs are available to all without regards to race,


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Teachers at Hardee Senior High School came back to work a full week earlier than others, all for training on the
state's transition to Common Core Standards. Workshops were held in the media center, with 95 percent of the
school's instructional staff attending. Included were the new teachers who can be seen in the posed group shot:
(seated, from left) Edward Lent, science. Fernando Bernard. Spanish, and Brett Wheeler. agriculture: (standing)
Stacey Harpe. math. Megan Zahara. leadership. Daphne Hays and Carrie Sue Edenfield. science. Linda Shayman.
English, and Jamie Batiste, reading. The added week brings added excitement, with a staff ready and raring to go!


In my opinion, nothing occurs contrary to nature except the impossible, and that never
occurs.


Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it
won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But,
man, there's no boundary line to art.
-Charlie Parker

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Please Join Us

To Meet & Greet Our Local Author

Sandi Hampton

For the signing of her latest novel


GambCing On Love
[www.thewildrosepress.com or www.amazon.com]

Sunday, August 26 2:30 p.m. 5:00 p.m.
Hosted at the Home of Kale & Sue Albritton
420 Howard Ave. Lakeland
(863) 682-5788

Sandi is tihe author of seven historical western romance novels. She has always lov
of the "Old West," of courageous cowboys and the amazing women who loved them, of
and cattle drives and the brave lawmen who kept the peace. Her books are exciting
lithe women and m'en of the Wild West.


CONGRATULATIONS
It is a great pleasure to announce our Employee Of The Month
Recipient for July 2012 Roger Bass.
Roger was hired with the City of Wauchula on April 07, 2011 as a
Parks and Grounds Maintenance Worker. Shortly after that he was
____ promoted to Parks and Grounds


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Foreman. Roger is responsible for
our crews that mow and weed eat
all the City roadways, parks and
occasionally the cemetery. Roger
is a very hard working employee
and is a great example as a
Foreman. When you see Roger be
sure to thank him for
all his hard work and a/o,
dedication to the ''
City of Wauchula. U

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By MACHELLE DOLLAR
For The Herald-Advocate
"'MG. LOL I know. No it's
ok, I'm just driving."
In a world where multi- task-
ing is found to be an asset. it's
times like these where it proves
to be frightening. In recent
years, more drivers are \\earinit
seatbelts and less have reported
driving drunk, however tihe
numbers associated with te\ling
and driving have increased,
A national study done in 20111
from the Pew Research ('enter
indicates that nearly 73 percent
of cell phone users send text
messages, and more than 50
percent of teenagers admit to
texting and driving.
Cell phones are reaching tlhe
hands'of teens at an earlier age,
and by the age of 1I getting
ready to drive, it's only "nor-
mal" to have one hand oil the
wheel and the other holding a
cell phone.
"While currently there is no
law in Florida against testing
and driving. I believe there is


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ihp \i i l a 1 flew lips Io sltop hic
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put all cl llplOli's in pii sis t I
in the backW iat \\ ohleic \ cawi'l
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Silence t is golden, ief a rinerC
caM'Ot IlOre henal id text caillnot be
alltswc .d le 'sii tc tsi l er to
respond to all nicssaict s to kieep
lthe driver locii s, I oil the road,
"Hlardec county y Fire-Rescue
personnel arc prohibited fromI
texting and driving, I wouldki like
to see the ellnactllmeni of laws
banning ctxting and driving,"
said I)epuly Chief Robert
Clayton. "Our goal is to provide
the best service possible to our
citizens LIand visitors, prevention
is paramount. Reducing trau-
matic injuries and death from
motor vehicle crashes has to
begin with education and train-
ing of our youngest drivers ."


PHOTO BY MACHELLE DOLLAR
The frightening reality of this picture proves that texting
while driving takes place with nearly 800,000 drivers at
any given time across the country. More teenagers claim
to have obtained this habit after watching their parents
text and drive.




10 HOURS A MONTH!

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

773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave message.)


Blue Water Product

Nearing Completion


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of Tihe Hioiald Advocate
Al telcr pC\perienciig some
di'elayvs cllinp itls product dcve.l-
opcd amd lhC' fornLcr I'PR.'CO
Ivihilin am"iilabl to moM 'e- into
Ito, lue \\'atlci is making pro-
rics aitt c\pccls to hal \e its
i 1'11 ,ii- ii a :iailahlc to ithe
ttarkcl in 30 to 60 days.
Thlie ornicr Peace River
Electric Cooperati\cve building at
I.S 17 anld RHA Road was
recently purchased for
..,''. i il by the IH-arcee County'
Industrial Dc\clopment Au-
thority, which is also remodel-
ing it to become a technology
park with Blue \Vater as its
anchor tenant.
Under the umbrella of parent
company, LifeSync Technolo-
gies. Blue Water is a \Veb-,
based solution that consolidates
identity and secures sensitive
user data in an online vault
accessible only to the individual
user, family members, health-
care professionals and first
responlders.
Blue Water was awarded a
$2.65 million performance-
based mortgage from the
Industrial Development Au-
thority in September of 2011
and has spent $1.43 million in
developing the Lifedash plat-
form on which the application
is built.
An additional $615.000 was
spent oil the application pro-
gramming interface, which will
allow the company to further
develop the programming plat-
form Blue Water is built on and
can allow it to sell parts of it to
third parties.
Blue Water CEO James
Grant, a member of the Florida
House of Representatives, said
the product is designed for indi-
viduals and families to store
medical information, insurance
cards, lists of medications, etc.
and allows the user to share that
information with doctors or oth-
ers that are allowed access to
the profile.
He said this will be a great
way for the average mother or
father to now keep all the fami-
ly's records in a safe and con-
venient place that can be
accessed from anywhere.


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lion thic pailitn ist usin5!'. Ani \-
ray or i NIi (I nultipilt rL'esonanlce.
in agI ) scill plerioriled by a
doctor can also he uploaded
into I hi c user's profile.
The company will market
both to individual users aind
large insurance companies.
Grant said' Blue Water has
recently met with several large
insurance providers about sub-
scribing to the service.
The application is now com-
plete and he will begin beta
testing the product with 100 to
500 people. He said the testing
will be done by some family
and friends along with groups
focused on caring for the chron-
ically ill. Users will be moni-
tored as they try the product for
three to four weeks.
After that, any minor
changes or recommendations
will be made and the finished
product should be ready to
introduce to the market place
three to four weeks after that,
sometime around October.
Blue Water had anticipated
moving into the former PRECO
headquarters on U.S. 17 in June
but now expects to be in by late
this year. Blue Water will be the
first occupant of the technology
park the IDA hopes to create
with the building.
The rest of the $2.6 million
award to Blue Water was spent
on salaries of $216,201, con-
sultants at $138,000, contracted
services $84,000, customer
service $36,000, marketing
$25,810, sales $70,833, rent of
$19,273, an intellectual proper-
ty agreement $8,370 and mis-
cellaneous and data housing
59,600.
The company projections for
the first year anticipate 30,000
users generating just over $1
million in sales bul is expecting
an approximately $2 million
operating loss.
In 2013 the company expects
to grow to 100,.000 users that
\ill generate $5.28 million in
sales resulting in a profit of
$243,796.
Blue Water expects 2014 to


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and up to .44 jobs by 2014,
The company will entIpl'oy
people in accounting, engilieer
ing. information technology
and security, marketing and
customer support.
Grant said the reception from
most of the people in Hardee
County has been welcoming but
said a small segment of the
community has been very nega-
tive toward the company.
He said people in Hardee
County do not have experience


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its 'regular
evening session today (Thursday) beginning at 6 pm. in Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The
meeting can be followed on computer by going to www.hard-
eeclerk.com and following the link just above the picture of the
courthouse. It, and past meetings, can also be seen at 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 hearing zoning for Special Exception for
Temporary Outdoor Commercial Use from September through
November on east side of U.S. 17 south of Torrey and north of
Austin Lane, 6:05 p.m.
-Public hearing amendments to the Comprehensive Plan's
capital improvement element and five-year schedule of capital
improvements, 6:05 p.m.
-Public hearing Ordinance for a moratorium on simulated
gambling establishments, 6:05 p.m.
-County manager evaluation-attorney Ken Evers, 7 p.m.
-Purchase of loader for landfill. 7:10 p.m.
-Introduction of new county website, 7:25 p.m.
-Resolution regarding Industrial Development Authority
membership, Bill Lambert, 7:35 p.m.
-Budget transfers from Transportation Trust, Ken Wheeler,
7:50 p.m.
-Wauchula's annexation of Revell property on Main Street.

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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Hardee County residents Jarrett Weeks and Juan Coronado on the job at CF Industries' Hardee Phosphate Complex.



For over 30 years, CF has supported Hardee County

by providing good jobs, taxes, and community service,

and by partnering with education leaders and community organizations.



CF CARES ABOUT SAFETY, THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE CITIZENS OF HARDEE COUNTY.




CF

Phosphate Rock Mine & Beneficiation Plant
6209 County Road 663 I Wauchula, FL 33873 8.16c


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bring in resumes at that lime.


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Help Wanted
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Spacious 3 bdrm, 2.5 bath home in Town and Country
Estates, Wauchula. Formal living room, family room, and
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LOOKING for 100 +/- PASTURE,
with possible option to buy, 863-
494-5991. 8:9-9:6p
TIRED OF TENDING CATTLE?
Graze ours/ we'll buy yours. Our
efforts keep your ag status 863-
494-5991. 6:21-8:2p
DIESEL INJECTION repairs,
pumps, turbo, injectors, remove
and install, 863-381-0538.
1:19-1:10(13)p
L. DICKS INC. is now purchasing
citrus fruit for the 2012/13 season
and beyond. Call Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 7:8tfc


2004 BUICK CENTURY, very
clean, $3,500 OBO, 781-1062.
8:16c
2004 CHEVY SILVERADO, $4,850
OBO, 781-1062. 8:16c


14' TRI-HAUL FIBERGLASS
Fishing Boat. Trolling motor, trail-
er, $300/OBO, 735-0094. 8:9,16p


Aadesh RX, LLC (d/b/a Wauchula
Pharmacy) Is seeking full-time
Managing Pharmacist with at
least 5 years of experience in a
community pharmacy enviro-
ment. The Managing Pharmacist
should be willing to work in
Wauchula Florida and Palmetto,
Florida. Must possess a State of
Florida pharmacist license. Hours
and work schedule may vary,
Monday through Saturday.
Candidate must participate in
medication therapy management
programs. Contact Vikram Rao at:
vikram.rph@live.com or fax
resume to: (863) 774-3538.
8:9-16p
FT ADMINISTRATIVE POSITION.
QB, MS Knowledge a plus, detail
oriented, ability to multi-task.
Drug Free Workplace, Non-smok-
er, EEOC. Aply In person at L.
Cobb Construction, Inc. 401 S.
6th Ave., (Hwy 17 N. next to B.
King) Wauchula, 863-773-3839.
8:16c
DRIVERS: LOCAL, great pay &
benefits. Home every day. Pd.
Holidays/Vac., 401k, CDL-A. w/X
end. School grads. accepted.
866-358-3937. 8:16-9:13p


51 acres of citrus grove located
1 mile west of downtown Wauchula
on 64A and Carlton Road. 3 year fruit
contract can be transferred. Ideal for
future development.

Call 863-559-5881




School Crossing Guard Wanted
Part Time $10.00 Hour
The Hardee County Sheriff's office is taking applications
for part time school crossing guards. No experience ne-
cessary. Must be 18 or older, possess a valid Florida driv-
ers license, be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug
test and work shifts. You must have never been convict-
ed of a felony or a misdemeanor and pass a background
investigation.
Applications may be obtained and returned at the
sheriffs office, 900 E. Summit St. Wauchula,-FL
by 4:00 p.m., August 31, W212. cl8:16,23c



HELP WANTED
CNA
Full Time $24,960
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is taking
applications for a full time CNA. You must be at
least 19 years of age, have a high school diploma
or equivalent, never been convicted of a felony
or a misdemeanor, be willing to be fingerprinted,
pass a drug test and work shifts. Applications
may be obtained and returned by 4 p.m., August
31, 2012, at the Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit
St., Wauchula, FL. If other arrangements are
necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211. EOE
cl8:16,23c






Joe L_7avi-


I N C.,


Kenny Sanders
(863) 781-0153


R E A L T R S
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN H. O'NEAL
See more listings at
www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! Historic home
in Wauchula has room for large
family w/6BR/4BA 3 porches &
an office. Sold "as is". $70,000!
3BR/2BA/2CG home has beau-
tiful golf course view. $225,000!
Well maintained 2BR/2BA MH
on 2 wooded acs, set back from
SR 66 w/beautiful oaks for
seclusion. $55,000!,
PRICE REDUCED! Wow!
Great home in Popash area on
2.5 acs. 2 miles from town.
$138,000.!
Paradise: Little Gasparilla
Island-Beach Condo. 21R/2BA,
Gulf front. $229,000!
38.5 acs on the Peace River
w/lots of beautiful oaks, pines &
palmettos! Pole barn &
2BR/2BA MH. $479,900!


PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac
w/paved rd frontage. Great for
pasture, farming or homesite.
$49,500!
PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs
zoned industrial on Hwy 17.
$399,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 50 acs in
NE Dcsoto Co; deer, turkey,
wild hogs, beautiful live oaks,
improved pasture, pond &
creek. NOW $190,000!
Commercial property on US17!
38 storage units w/partial roof,
city utilities, zoned C-2, sold "as
is"! $225,000!
3BR/1BA home in Wauchula
w/separate, potential income
producing, 24'x24', IBR/1BA,
CB apartment. $35,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATE S AFTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS.........781-0153 KAREN O'NEAL........... 781-7633
KEVIN SANDERS..........990-3093 MONICA REAS...............781-0888
DAVID ROYAl...............781-3490 JIMMY EDENFIELD.....448-2821
s I HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
cl8:16c


PC EMPIRE HIRING an experi-
enced computer tech., 863-633-
8992. 8:16,23p
HANDYMAN non-smnoker. Double
cab truck. Work 1 week, 35 hours
= $350 in Hollywood, gas paid,
863-832-3316. 8:16p
TRUCK DRIVER WITH CDL, class-
A license. Clean driving record,
must pass background check and
drug test. Apply in person,
Florida Fence 5251 SR 64 W, Ona.
8:9tfc
CAREGIVER/STAFF, CPR Certi-
fied, experience a plus. Apply:
Southern Oaks 157 Will Duke Rd..
See Sunni. 8:9tfc


4BR, 1 1/2 Bath Block Home for
sale or rent, $69,900 or $800
monthly, 781-1062. 8:16c


MICKY THOMPSON ALUMINUM
Rims Lug pattern 8 on 170 size
16.5x4 with tires, $100 firm, 773-
6306. 8:16p
FREE USED PVC PIPE & 1 set of
concrete steps for mobile home,
you pick-up, 863-712-1126, 863-
224-4790. 8:16p
WHIRLPOOL DEHUMIDIFIER,
$65, 735-0094. 8:9-16p


FREE MALE KITTEN, litter trained
friendly, 352-348-5732. 8:16nc
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a
pet or are looking for a new one,
the City of Wauchula invites you
to come and see if you can find
the pet you're looking for. The
Wauchula Animal Control is locat-
ed at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more informa-
tion. tfc-dh


Lab/Retriever Mix
4 Black Males
1 Black Female
8 Weeks Old

$25000

S .. 863-781-1695
. 863-781-3144





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Complete, quality lawninaintenance.
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Realtors
NOEY A. FLORES, BROKER
310 Court St.
Wauchula, Florida 33873


(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0
www.floresrealty.net


144 'q--
Noey A. Flores
BROKER
863-781-4585


BOWLING GREEN New Construction! 3BR/2BA CB Home
with central air & heat on a quite street. City water and sewer,
vaulted ceilings, and Possible owner financing.
Offered at $79,900.00
BOWLING; GREEN Ft Green Area 3BR/2BA 2002 MH with
central air & heat, laminate flooring fresh paint and knock down
texture on the wall. Pole barn, fenced-in and front porch. Priced
to sell at $69,900
WAUCHULA 3BR/IBA CB home on a corner lot. Central air &
heat and city utilities. Priced Reduced to $50,000
WAUCHULA 3BR/2.5BA Home with central air & heat, corner
lot across from the court house, totally remodeled with fresh
paint, new windows and new fencing. Property is zoned commer-
cial and would make a great location for Professional office.
Priced at $140,000 for a quick sale.
WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
LI Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can access them anytime!
After Hours -"-"





Orana D John D. Jason Michael D. Jamie
FIcres Freeman Johnson Boyett Spurlock
Bl'ker Sales Sales Sales Broker
Sa5sou aIe Associate Associate Associate Associate
863 781 2955 863-781-4084 863-781-3734 863-781-2827 863.835-1611
WHY RINT \VWIEN YOU CAN BUY AND 111111j) EQUITY!!.kl8:16c


4/2 CB Home, Nice Wooded Lot.
C/A/H, New Kitchen Appliances,
Washer/Dryer, New Paint Inside and
Out. 713 N. 9th Ave., Wauchula
$79,000 OBO


Carol's Realty
1534 Yancy St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952
Call James Collie for appointment

(863) 412-8932

(941) 627-2769


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August 16, 2612, The Herald-Advocate 7B


The


Classifieds


-a
ATTENTION State Statutes
82T.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 BLACK EYE PEAS $5
Bushell, Wednesday to Saturday,
735-9284. 8:16p


FOR SALE: 51 acres of citi
grove located 1 mile west c.
downtown Wauchula on 64A and
Carlton Road. 3 year fruit contract
can be transferred. Ideal for
future development. Call 863-559-
5881. 7:19-8:16p


2001 CITATION 33', Travel Trailer
bumper pull, large slideout,
$8,500, 781-0199. .8:16-9:,13p
TRAVEL TRAILER; $700, 863-832-
4886, greqt for hunting trailer.
8:16,23p


U
3/2 MH, 5 acres, $800 monthly,
first last, 863-832-0562. 8:16p
!ICE CLEAN FURNISHED effi-
ciency apartment in Wauchula.
Utilities included $500 per month
or $125 per week. Damage
deposit and references required.
863-832-0676 8:16,23p,
3 2BR 1 Bath Apartments for
rent in Bowling Green, $600
month, $500 security deposit.
Call for details 863-773-3754.
8:16,23c
TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT,
$500 plus $400 deposit, stove,
refrig., 863-832-1984. 8:16-9:13p
2BR/ 1BA, unfurnished house
near P.O. In Wauchula, newly ren-
ovated, no pets, no smoking,
$650 monthly, $650 deposit and
last months rent, 863-465-1007.
8:16,23p
ZOLFO 3BR 1 Bath, Central A/H
very spacious, carport, utility
shed, fenced, 735-2626. 8:16c
TWO BEDROOM MOBILE HOME,
one mile from Wauchula. Central
A/H, double carport, water,
sewage, garbage, mowing includ-
ed. No pets, $650 monthly, $650
security, (863) 773-3349. 8:16p


U
ZOLFO 2BR 1 Bath, stove, refrig-
erator, large lot, 735-2626. 8:16c
5BR 2 Bath, 2 car garage. For
information, 954-383-5078.
8:16,23p
3BR/2BA, DOUBLE WIDE Mobile
Home, w/ acreage, secluded area,
Zolfo, $650/ month. 651-717-5049.
8:16,23p
BRICK 3/2 2 CAR GARAGE. 3111
Park Drive, Riverview. Central Air
& Heat, $1,000 monthly, call 773-
2309 to see. 8:2-16c
1 BR 1 BATH HOUSE GREAT
location no smoking, no pets,
$650 month $600 security, 773-
9291, 781-1528. 8:2tfc
2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, Duplex,
$550 month, $550 deposit, 773-
0100. 6:21tfc
4 BEDROOM 2 BATH house in
town Wauchula, $850 month, 863-
781-1282, 863-781-0514. 7:19tfc
*RENT-TO-OWN*
MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3
Bedrooms. Cheaper then paying
rent.'Close to schools and hospi-
tal. 'Lot rent $300. Se babla
,espanol. d63-698-4910 or 863-
698-4908. Call today. 7:5tfc
ULLRICH'S STORAGE' UNITS,
several sizes, corner of 9th Ave. &
Goolsby St., 773-6448 or 773-
'9291. 3:22tfc
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


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206 Norlh 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338
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Rick Knight (863) 781-1396 Calvin Bates (863) 381-2242
John H. Gross (863) 273-1017 Dusty Albritton (863) 781-0161
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664 Parker Keen (813) 523-1523


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mechanic, muffler, transmission,
location, location, 863-773-6616.
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OFFICE/RETAIL Space 400 to
6000 square feet, Hwy. 17, 863-
832-1984. 6:28-8:9p
LARGE COMMERCIAL OFFICE
space. Approx. 1,780 sq. ft. Heavy
traffic area corner of Main & Hwy
17 (101 East Main) call Elene
Salas, 735-0999. 8:9tfc


TRACTOR WORK, very reason-
able, 735-9284. 8:9p
I SELL TUPPERWARE. Contact
me for items, Jeanette Braddock,
863-448-4060. 7:12-8:9p
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,
Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace
Fellowship Church, 131 S. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-
3816. 6:7tfo-dh
OVERCOMERS MEETINGS
(Gillesple), Woman's Club on
Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
, Sanders is the facilitator. For
more Information call 773-5717.
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TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and Installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
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cowpens, Duke Platt, 863-202-
6465, CRC058080. 8:16-10:25c
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula. tfc-dh
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
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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-
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404 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873


THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
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Ave. tfc-dh


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123 N. 7th Ave. All donations
appreciated. Pick-up available for
large items. 773-3069. 1:12tfc


HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
now offers pick-up service for
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
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Clothes, furniture. 8:16o


SATURDAY 8-?, 2 families, 213
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of everything, 408 N. 8th Ave.,
Wauchula. 8:16p


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walking distance to schools, medical facilities
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Custom Home with beamed ceilings, large fami-
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area, convenient to schools. $125,000
Executive home with pool; 3B/3Bth, 24x12 out-
side storage, great neighborhood for your fami-
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2B/2Bth M/H, carpet floors, inside utility and
storage shed. $35,000


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Nancy Craft
832-0370,


NEW LISTING!! 3 Bedroom, 1 Bath home in
Bowling Green, built in 2006, central
air/heat, appliances, vinyl flooring, priced
right and ready to move in. Only $59.000.
PRICE REDUCTION!! 5 Acre Tract off
Hollandtown Rd. $50.000
$39.500 for commercial property on Hwy
17 N.
PRICE REDUCTION!! $129.000 10 acres
with a 3 Bedroom double wide mobile home
on Parnell Rd. Call today.
REDUCTION IN PRICE!! $159.900 A quiet
family brick home with 3bd, 2 bth on a no
traffic road outside of city limits. Large oaks
in yard, outbuildings, and an alarm system.
REDUCED!!! This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home
in Bowling Green is located within walking
distance to school and shopping, special
financing is available. Call Today Priced @
$53,900
PRICE REDUCED!! 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath CB
home is great for first home buyers or an
Investment. $46.900

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
NEW LISTINGL $64.900 for this 3 bedroom,
2 bath On 1 acre with 1,440 living sq ft. Nice
corner lot in Golf View.
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!
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.


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Ken Lambert
2B/1Bth M/H with carport, well and septic.
$30,000

COMMERCIAL LOT BOWLING GREEN
140x135 highly visible lot near post office and
Hwy. 17. $13,000

Great Price for this family home! 3B/lBth, new
doors and windows, almost new A/C, 12x28 brick
patio, outside storage shed, and fenced yard.
$68,000


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702 SOUTH 6thAVENUE, WAUCHULA
(863) 773-2122 FAX (863) 773-2173
Gary Delatorre Broker
www.cbhardee.com


Richard Dasher Victor Salazar
781-0162 245-1054


NEW LISTING!! All the privacy of
country/but close to town! Don't miss this
lovely 3 BR 2Bath custom built home on 10
acres. The 2200 Sq Ft home includes 2 car
garage with extra storage space, open plan
of living room, dining room and kitchen with
curved counter makes this an enjoyable
place to entertain. Extra outdoor storage
building. Fenced pasture with well, where
the Deer and Antelope play. Security win-
dows and doors, $252.500.
NEW LISTINGll 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. $75.000.
NEW LiSTINGil Commercial property in
Wauchula, Automotive mechanic shop on .6
acres. Includes 3 lifts, a large air compres-
sor, 2400 SF in mechanic building and 624
SF in office building. Close to US Hwy 17.
Great Investment potential.
NEW LISTINGl! 2 Bedroom, 1.5 Bath
Townhouse at 711 East Oak, Wauchula.
Possible owner financing with as little as
$4.000 down. Call Gary for more informa-
tion.
$139.900 for a lovely 3 BD, 2Bth home in
Wauchula. Call Today!!
NEW LISTINGI! 3/2 CB home with new roof,
new A/C unit, remodeled kitchen, great
neighborhood and Priced @ $95.000
LOOKING1. For Just The Right House? Well,
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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
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58 acres of gorgeous fenced property close to
town. Well & septic from old homesite. Scattered
old Oaks & Pines. Offered at $287,100
10 acres on Charlie Creek. Beautiful property
south of Zolfo Springs. Asking $90,000
33 acre pasture with scattered trees. Close in to
Wauchula. 11.56 ac can be purchased separately.
Total price $360,000.
20 acres very close in to Wauchula on paved
road. Laser leveled and ready for your farmn
operation. Zoned FR.


Vacation Home 2 BR/2 BA mobile home in Punta
Gorda. Located on a deep water canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. NEW LOWER PRICE ...
$79,000!
Beautiful home located in Briarwood
Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2ht 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 16 acres. Screened back porch and in-
ground pool. Includes 71h acres of producing
nursery. $380,000


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This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad-
vocate, the Hardee County
Herald and The Herald-Ad-
vocate ...
75 YEARS AGO
The world's greatest tropical
park and the only one of its kind
in the United States was assured
Saturday when the U.S. Senate
passed a bill which allows
immediate expenditure of fed-
eral funds in the Everglades
National Park area southwest of
Miami. Ernest F. Coe, director
of the Everglades National Park
Association, announced the
final passage of the bill upon
receipt of a telegram from C.O.
Andrews.
T.E. Blackburn, superinten-
dent of public instruction of
Hardee county, announces that
an assignment of 2,296 text
books has been received from
the state of Florida to be distrib-
uted in schools throughout
Hardee county. The volumes
have a valuation of approxi-
mately $1,131.38 and were sent
to the county to be used by
school pupils as customary
throughout Florida.
The Royal Theatre has
booked the motion picture film
of the recent heavyweight
championship fight between
James J. Braddock and Joe
Louis, to be shown here on
Sunday and Monday, Aug. 22
and 23.
There will be an all-day
singing at the Baptist church
next Sunday, Aug. 22, with a
basket dinner on the grounds.
Singers have been invited from
the DeSoto and Hardee county
conventions and from Tampa. A
good time is expected. Every-
one is invited to come and sing
and bring a basket.
50 YEARS AGO
The Hogue triplets, only the
second threesome ever born in
Hardee county, celebrated their
first birthday yesterday at their
home in Bowling Green. They
are the daughters of Mrs. Donna
Hogue. Showing off for their
birthday picture in their stroller-
for-three are, top, Nan, Ann,
right, and Jan. Oddly enough,
two of the girls have blue eyes
and only one has brown. They
are just learning to walk now


and leading their mother a fine
life.
Praise for a job well done
poured over Supt. George
Burris' head this week as the
city council extended his con-
tract and gave him an increase
in salary.
Four new teachers, including
two assistant coaches, have
.;en hired for the county school
system for the coming year by
the Board of Public Instruction.
Mrs. Howard Kendrick
served as hostess for her sister,
Mrs. Ralph Spencer, of Homer,
Ill., last Thursday, Aug. 9, at a
Coke party at the Kendricks'
home in Riverview Heights.
25 YEARS AGO
It's time once again to select
a Mrs. Hardee County for 1988
to represent the Hardee County
Chamber of Commerce, which
sponsors the pageant.
Coach Jerry Kapusta an-
nounces there will be a meeting
for a Hardee High Athletic
Boosters Association Monday,
Aug. 31, at 7:30 p.m. in the
junior high library.
A delegation of Hardee
County 4-H students recently
attended the 1987 Florida 4-H
Congress at the University of
Florida. The theme for the con-
gress was "4-H Across
America."
Caroline Mackay, home eco-
nomics teacher at Hardee Junior
High School, attended "the
national convention of the
American Home Economics
Association, June 29-July 1, in
Indianapolis, Ind.
10 YEARS AGO
Zolfo Springs voters will be
asked to decide next week if
they want to change the form of
government that municipality
has had since 1906.
"It's like going to grandma's
house. You kind of go back in
time when you come here,"
says Allan Detwiler of his new
bed and breakfast and caf6 in
Wauchula.
At the Florida Livestock
Auctions, receipts totaled
11,600, last week 9,900 and
11,000 a year ago.


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Thursday, August 16. 2012


Dep. Daniel Gibson (back, at right) is seen here with other officers from around the
state. The purpose of the camp was to have fun but teach kids that "law officers are
your friends."


9 Attend Sheriff Camp


By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
A great way for kids to avoid
the summertime blues is by tak-
ing an adventure and going to
summer camp.
On June 17, nine Hardee
County kids between the ages
of 10 and 15 were able to do so
thanks to the Florida Sheriffs
Association.
For many years this associa-
tion has put together a Youth
Summer Camp. This camp
works to teach kids that law
enforcement officers are there
to help them. In fact, its motto
is, "Law Officers Are Your
Friends."
Those who usually partici-
pate in this camp are recom-
mended by each county's sher-
iff. Hardee County received 10
applications, and six out of the
nine who attended were from


Zolfo Springs.
To attend this camp, young-
sters had to fill out an extensive
form and have a physical per-
formed by their doctors, Maj.
Randy Dey said.
After filling out all the paper-
work the campers were ready to
go to Inglis, in Levy County, for
a week. This week was filled
with the standard summer camp
activities such as basketball,
kickball, four-square, arts and
crafts, hiking, canoeing, swim-
ming and more.
The camp is also structured,
and teaches participants man-
ners and encourages them to
clean up after themselves.
Every day, awards were given
out for the cleanest cabin, Dep.
Daniel Gibson, who also
attended, said.
Dey added that the camp
helps to teach ethical and moral


values to the campers.
Gibson was the only officer
to attend the camp from Hardee
County, although not the only
one at the camp. Their main
role was to have fun with the
kids and show them positive
ways in which people can inter-
act with law enforcement.
During the majority of the
week officers are dressed down.
It isn't until Thursday night
when they take out their uni-
forms and have a short parade
that the campers see them as
officers. They then have dinner
together, and are able to answer
any questions or just interact
more with the kids.
The Youth Summer Camp
took place June 17-22. All
involved had a great time.
Maybe next year more kids
from Hardee County will want
to join the fun!


Recreation Concerns BG Citizens


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Why shouldn't a member of
the community be named to the
county recreation committee
and how much money should
Bowling Green get from the
county recreation groups?
At the rescheduled Bowling
Green City Commission meet-
ing on Aug. 7, several citizens
expressed concerns about the
appointment of city manager
Jerry Conerly to the Hardee
County Community Recreation
board as he had recently also
been appointed to represent the
town on the Recreation Com-
plex committee.
Although residents raised
questions, when asked directly,
none volunteered for the Rec-
reation board. Conerly said the
Recreation Complex appoint-
ment had to be a town staff
member. He said he volun-
teered to also be on the
Community Recreation Board,
because he had participated in it
previously, and was familiar
with if.
Asked if either of those com-
mittees had funds available for
Bowling Green recreation,
Conerly said the Recreation
Board had $5,300 from race
track revenue year and the
Recreation Complex had
$7,700 from contributions from
the School Board, county and
municipalities for maintenance.
The Recreation Complex is
owned and operated by the
School Board under the com-
mittee's guidance. The city of
Wauchula provides electricity.
When a large ticket item is
needed, there is a fundraiser and
the committee decides what
needs to be done to fund it.
Conerly said neither commit-
tee had any control of the pro-
grams of their respective
groups. Bowling Green resi-
dents are welcome to partici-
pate in them, through youth
sports programs for football,
baseball and such.
Residents asked what about


the pool. Mayor Perry Knight
explained that the city had a
swimming pool, which took in
about $300 or $400 a month for
the three or four months it was
opened. Yet, it cost the city
$34,000 to maintain it, hire cer-
tified life guards, etc. and inter-
est had dwindled. When it was
lost to Hurricane Charley, it
wasn't practical to repair/-
replace it.
There was discussion of what
happened to Bowling Green
recreation committee. Resi-
dents said it was forced to dis-
band because it had no funds to
work with. Conerly said the
city's portion of race track
monies was used to keep up the
city's parks.
City attorney Gerald Buhr
brought a halt to the discussion
by saying further debate should
be held in a workshop. Knight
suggested that residents visit
with Conerly to get a better
understanding of the available
money and discuss their recre-
ation needs. Knight told them to
bring ideas to Conerly or the
council, and "we'll see if they
can happen."
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-approved an ordinance
adding a section on "existing
mobile home subdivisions" to
allow Branch Park to continue
at its location.
-gave Conerly authorization
to negotiate with Southern
Corrosion, the only respondent
to requests for bid for mainte-
nance and upkeep of the city's
elevated and ground water stor-
age tanks. By state law, up-
grades including washing out
the tanks and repainting must
be done every five years and the
next fiscal year is when it is
due.
David Dunden of Southern
Corrosion said the 29-year
company which deals only with
tank inspection and upgrades,
uses its own employees and
does not subcontract work out,
so it can assure the quality of its


work. When they are done, the
interior and exterior will fully
meet state Department of En-
vironmental Protection stan-
dards, said Dunden, who is
willing to get paid for the work
over a four-year payment plan.
Once Conerly has all the
budget information for fiscal
year 2012-13, he will bring the
negotiated contract back to the
commission.
-approved the $20,000 pur-
chase of the Billy Nicholson
property at 4709 Central
Avenue. The Property Apprais-
er value is $18,973 and Nich-
olson is asking $20,000. It's a
capital expense from the re-
stricted portion of the General
Fund budget.
-discussed renaming a por-
tion of Orange Street for the
late Bertha Fulse. Conerly ex-
plained the procedure includes
going through the county E-9 i 11
numbering office, "Although I
doubt that there's another
Bertha Fulse Road in the coun-
ty." When the county clears it,
an ordinance will be prepared
similar to those recently enact-
ed for Doyle Parker and Martin
Luther King Jr. avenues.
-learned the Bowling Green
Elementary School Open House
will be Aug. 17 from 1 to 3 p.m.
and the Concerned Citizens are
planning a major event for Sept.
15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and
asked that the block of Dixi-
anna Street from Orange to
Grape Streets by the park be
closed to through traffic during
that period of time. No one's
access will be cut off as there
are other ways to get to nearby
roads.
The commission asked- that
Conerly and Police Chief John
Scheel check it out and bring
back a recommendation.
-scheduled a budget work-
shop for Aug. 27 at 6. p.m. and
public budget hearingsforSept.
10 at 6 p.m. and Sept. 24 at 6
p.m. The city will retain its cur-
rent 7.25 millage.


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Schedule of Weekly Services -


Printed as a Public Service
by'.
The.-etrald-Advocate
Wauchulo, Florida

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.


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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School ...... .......... 9:36 a.m.
Sunday Worship ....................8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship
Ist & 3rd ..............4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ......6:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................ 6:00 p.m.
FORT GREEN BAPTIST
CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Moming Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship......9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class.............. 1:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship......6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ........7:00 p.m.
Men 's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ........4:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
S SUNDAY*
Bible Study for all ages ........9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... .....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.

WEDNESDAY:
Sr. Adult Bible Study ..........10:00 a.m.
Children's Chiors
(PK-Grade 4) ................. 5:30 p.m.
PRAISE 57-Jr High Chior .. 5:30 p.m.
Mid-Week Prayer Meeting .. 6:00 p.m.
Kids On Missions
(PK-Grade 4) ................. 6:00 p.m.
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.
Adult Choir ........ ............ 7:00 p.m.

FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Generations Cafe Opens........9:30 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m.
Pre-K Blast ........................ 10:45 a.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T.
(K-5th) .......................... 10:45 a.m .
Worship Service ................ 10:45 a.m.
WEDnNESDAY:
Check-In begins for
Nursery-5thgrade ................ 6:15 p.m.
Classes for children ages
PreK-12th grade ............6:30-8:00 p.m.


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

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

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

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

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


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

HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts.................. 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:30 a.m.
W orship ........ ...................10:30 a.m .
Wed. Night Dinner .............. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads &
Lighthouse Min................ 7:00 p.m.


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

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

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

IGLESIA de DIOS
ALFA Y OMEGA
1909 Stanfield Rd.
Sunday School ..................10: 00 a.m.
Evening Service ..............6...6,:00 p.m.
Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer
N ight) .. ......... ........... 7:30 p.m .
Friday Worship Service ........7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Service .................... 2:00 p.m.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Service .................. 10:00 a.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening .................... 6:00 p.m.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ............... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............. 7:00 p.m.
MINISTERIO INTERNATIONAL
Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ................. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities
(All Ages)........................7:00 p.m.
NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service ......... ....... 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
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.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..........1....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ... .........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ :6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3' Sun.
Communion .................. 10:00 a.m.
21" & 41 Sun.
Divine Worship .............. 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study ................. ........11:15 a.m,
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

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

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

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


Sunday ................. ...............9:00 a m .
H o ly D ays ...........................................

ST. MICHAEL
CATHOLIC CHURCHl
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ...... 5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ......7:00 p.m.
Sunday(English) ................. 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ............... 11:00 a.m.
(Creole)......................1:00 p.m.
Catecism o ..............................9:45 a.m .
Daily M ass in English .......... 8:30 a.i, ,


WAUCHULA

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ................... 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
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.
ABIERNACLE UOF
PRAISE & JOY
1507 MLK Avenue
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy.
& Child Train .................. 7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ...............10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship ............7:30 p.mn.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ..............1...10:00 a.m.
Church.................................. 0:00 a.m .
Youth Service .......... ......... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service .... ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer .................... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship................ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ................ 7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ................ 7:00 p.m.
M en's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m .

ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
COWBOY-UP MINISTRY
Cracker Trail Arena
Hwy 66
(across from Oak Hills Ranch Rd.)
781-2281
Sunday .......................10:00 a.m.
CREWSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School .................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............6:30 p.m.
EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................ 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday .......................... 7:30 p.m .
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............. 11:00 a.m.
Training Union ....................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544
Gospel Music ..................... 1.0:30 a.m.
Worship Service ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
LIFE CHANGING WORSHIP CENTER
3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday Worship .................. 2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

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

NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-
8586
Morning Worship ................0:00 a.m.
Children's Church.............. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica . .......10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................................ 1:00 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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August 16, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3C


Letter To Editor

Sheriff's Employee Answers

Santarlas Campaign E-Mail
This letter was written by (ian In fact, many of the employ- or the equipment we use. This is
employee of the Hardee County ees here are not originally from not true. For the past several
Sheriff's Ojfice in response to Hardee County. We have all months, requests were made by
an Aug. 9 e-mail subject-lined chosen to serve this community patrol deputies to explore other
'Message From Your Future because of the family and uniform and ballistic vest
Sheriff" and sent to .1ic'it i's friendly environment our options. They were given the
employees, department and this community authority and leeway to find
provides to us. alternate means and make rec-
Mr. Santarlas, I cannot give an educated ommendations. There are sever-
I want to thank you for your response to the K-9 issue, but I al deputies right now wearing
time to address the employees, do know that there have been some of the alternate ballistic
even though it is several weeks several open K-9 positions late- vests as a test to see if everyone
and numerous articles later ly and there were several wants to use them. The patrol
about how poor we are doing deputies vying for the openings. deputies also requested and
our jobs. So, I might opine that there were granted permission to use
I read your e-mail, and really might not be an issue with K-9 embroidered badges and collar
do not understand where you pay. insignias to make uniforms eas-
have acquired most of your I often speak with and spend ier. Those, like myself, that pre-
information from. I would like time with several of the deten- fer brass are also allowed to
to go paragraph by paragraph tion deputies. I do not think wear the traditional brass.
and address things that I see they are treated differently or Approximately two years
you may be wrong in stating. looked upon differently, in fact, ago, the department wanted to
I want you to know that no a large portion of the law replace our aging handguns.
one in my department knows I enforcement division is all for- The administration did not dic-
am writing this and I was not mer corrections officers, includ- tate what guns we were going to
asked by anyone to write this. I ing myself. They train with us, use, instead they allowed us to
am simply a very proud law they are involved in decision- form a group and choose what
enforcement officer with 17 making and they receive the weapons WE wanted. The
continuous years of service, the same pay and benefits that the group was nearly entirely made
past 14 with the Hardee County law enforcement division up of line personnel and we rec-
Sheriffs Office. I have always receives. ommended and received the
been an officer who stood up As far as training and the weapons that we requested. We
for what I felt is right, and have amount of training we are have also requested and re-
always defended myself and offered, we are allowed to ceived different rifles.
others when I felt they were attend any training we wish to As far as cars and other
treated wrong by anyone. I have attend and are offered many in- equipment goes, our vehicles
never held my tongue and have house training opportunities. are well-maintained and are
always spoken my mind to this We have an excellent training equipped with state-of-the-art
and every administration I have officer, who, by the way, was equipment. In fact, I feel that
worked for. recommended and placed into our equipment is superior to
I first want to address your that position under Barry many other department's equip-
constant reference to the "Good Schnable's recommendation. ment.
Ole' Boy" system. I have I also take a very proactive You also state that we are not
worked hard and have been role in our department's training kept in the loop. I once again
rewarded accordingly with and also the training of future argue that you are incorrect. We
merit-based pay raises in the law enforcement and correc- have weekly meetings and are
past, promotions, and respect tional officers at South Florida always kept abreast of what is
throughout this department, the State College. I have been a cer- happening with our department,
county and with many other tified instructor in basic and all whether it be budget concerns
agencies in the state of Florida. high-liability topics for nearly or where crime rates are going,
I am the furthest thing from a 10 years now. All the training I we are ALWAYS informed. So
Good Ole' Boy you will ever have received and allowed time once again, I feel that you are
find in Hardee County. I was to "improve my skills" and greatly misinformed on how
born and raised in New York make myself "more mar- things run in our department.
City. Born in. Brooklyn, lived ketable" was afforded to me by You then begin to offer us
on Staten Island for most of my the Hardee County Sheriffs supporter information from the
life and grew up on the tough Office. I have training that sur- local firefighters and PBA. I am
streets of NYC. I moved here passes the list that.you have on good friends with former fire
when I was 20, and only stayed your website, and I am always chief Michael Choate. I under-
here because my wife and her afforded the time to continue stand why the fire union "sup-
family are from here. I am a city my education and also to share ports" you, heck they would
boy, I am an annoying Yankee, my education with the other support Mickey Mouse if he
and I guarantee I have not members of our department. was running against Sheriff
attained my level in this depart- You continue to state in that Lanier. It is a personal agenda,
merit because of the Good Ole' paragraph that we have no input and we will leave it at that.
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unions, law enforcement or not,
have abs 'utely no teeth in the
state of orida. A very close
relative of mine is a major
organizer for the teamsters in
NYC and another family mem-
ber is the union representative
for PBA for all of Staten Island
NYPD officers; they have
leverage and usefulness to the
workers up there, but not in
Florida, mainly because of the
laws.
It should also be noted that
PBA was allowed to come into
the Hardee County Sheriffs
Office several years back and
the first opportunity that the
employees were able to termi-
nate the representation, they
did.
I called the Southwest Police
Benevolent Association and I
am waiting for a response from
them to find out for what merits
are they supporting you.
I understand unions, more
than most. I grew up in a union-
dominated society and am
closely related to union mem-
bers. However, the only real
benefit a union holds for us is
legal representation, but Florida
pre-paid legal is cheaper than
union dues.
I will not address accredita-
tion other than to say I feel that
we operate under the same strict
standards, possibly more pro-
fessional now, as we did when
we were accredited. The major-
ity of the line personnel felt
accreditation was a waste of
time and money so we could
display a sticker on our cars. It
was and is a program for retired
officers to make some money to
offer their expertise to get your
department up to accreditation
standards ... no thank you.
You also mention the "com-
munity at-large" that questions
the manner in that law enforce-
ment is provided to our commu-
nity. I speak with a lot of peo-
ple, I am involved in one of the
largest community groups in
this county and "distrust" of the
way we operate has never been
expressed to me.
Yes, you might have a few
scornful citizens out there, like
several of the people you have
signs in their front yards. Did
some of them tell you they were
convicted felons or known drug
users? I think you should have
been a little more prudent in
your choice of supporters. I will
not speak badly of anyone, but


some of the supporters that you
do have, I, for one, as an officer
who has ethically effected his
job for 17 years, would NOT
associate with.
Lastly, I read last week's arti-
cle, and I did make phone calls
and checked on things myself,
because once again, I like to get
information first-hand. Your
articles are misleading and you
have very few years of actual
law enforcement experience. It
disturbs me that you want to be
my boss and affect my life and
lives of my family when you
have as much experience doing
MY job as a new officer does.
My vote and the votes of my


family members were all cast
the first day of Early Voting. I
am not worried about any reper-
cussions 'about writing this to
you; I am confident in my job
performance and my value to
this department and my reputa-
tion to always speak my mind.
I wish you luck in the future
and only hope that after this
election, win or lose, you take
the wishes of the community
and either properly effect your
job or move on with your life
somewhere else.
Respectfully,
Det. Andrew McGuckin
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Pascual F. Sebastian, 30,
Bowling Green, and Anita
eascual, 22, Fort Myers.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
Worldwide Asset Publishing
vs. Charlotte A. Thompson,
judgment.
FIA Card Services vs. Bonny
Holt, judgment.
Citibank vs. Doris Ray Harp,
judgment.
Asset Acceptance vs. Mary
S. Pappas, voluntary dismissal.

The following misde-
meanor cases were disposed
of recently in county court:
Naudia Jane Hurlbutt, pos-
session of marijuana and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
probation one year, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 cost of
prosecution, $50 investigative
costs, 50 hours community ser-
vice.
Clarence McCray, retail
theft, six months in jail with
credit for time served, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 public
defender fee and $50 cost of
prosecution placed on lien.
Adrienne Alvarado, resisting
an officer without violence,
adjudication withheld, $325
fine and court costs, $100 pub-
lic defender fee, $50 cost of
prosecution, $50 investigative
costs.
Timothy Lexus Maldonado,
giving false identification to a
law enforcement officer, adju-
dication withheld, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 cost of
prosecution.
Roy Alvin Sellers, trespass


on property other than a struc-
ture or conveyance, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 cost of
prosecution, $50 investigative
costs.
Jena Criss, three counts fail-
ure to redeliver hired leased
property, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, $325 fine
and court costs, $50 cost of
prosecution, $50 investigative
costs.
Osles Lazarre, criminal mis-
chief and violation of probation
(original charges two counts
battery), probation revoked,
three months in jail, $325 fine
and court costs, $150 public
defender fees and $100 cost of
prosecution placed on lien.
Michael Dale Meeks, two
counts possession of drug para-
phernalia, 25 days in jail with
credit for time served, $325 fine
and court costs, and $50 cost of
prosecution placed on lien.
Shane Dylan Shepard, tfes-
pass other than a structure or
conveyance, not prosecuted.
Douglas James White, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
not prosecuted.
Linda Boone, domestic bat-
tery, completed pretrial diver-
sion program, not prosecuted.
Bryan Edward Kersey, bat,
tery, completed pretrial diver-
sion program, not prosecuted.
Ronald Sneider, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Christy Lucella Pace, viola-
tion of probation (original
charge retail theft), probation
revoked, six months in jail, $50
cost of prosecution added to
outstanding fines and fees and
placed on lien.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
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will run until August 24, 2012 at 4:00 p.m. for September
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NOTICE

VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD

ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

The Hardee County Value Adjustment Board, consisting of
two County Commissioners, one School Board member,
and two citizens, will hold an organizational meeting on
Monday, August 27, 2012, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

The organizational meeting will be held in the Hardee
County Commission Chambers, 412 W. Orange Street,
Room 102, Wauchula, Florida 33873.

The purpose of the meeting is to provide procedural and
operational information concerning the function of the
Value Adjustment Board and announce the tentative hear-
ing dates for the Value Adjustment Board.

This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes
196.194, 286.011, and 286.0105.

Pursuant to Florida Statute 286.0105, if a person decides
to appeal any decision made by the board with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting, he or she may
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such pur-
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of the proceeding is made, which record includes the tes-
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For more information, please call the Value Adjustment
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Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs. Abraham Fern Jtez, peti-
tion for child supp(
Betty A. Roland and DOR
vs. Mary Jane Hall, petition for
child support.'
Juan D. Gonzalez and
Priscilla Torres, divorce.
Latoya Roundtree vs. Marcy
Talio, petition for injunction for
protection.
James C. Watkins and Keshia
M. Watkins, divorce.
Heather Victoria Moreno and
Jose Antonio Moreno, divorce.
Bank of America vs. Richard
Jr. and Stephanie Sanders, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.
Bank of America vs.
Dianelys Moles and Ana Maria
Delgado, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Juana Maria Ayala vs. Pedro
Domingo Juarez, petition for
injunction for protection.
Deutsche Bank National
Trust vs. Vasilios P. Diako-
mihalis, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Linda Sue Tindell vs.
.Christopher Mark Tindell, peti-
tion for injunction for protec-
tion.
Cynthia W. Roberts and
James L. Roberts, divorce.
Kimberly Lynn Sanders and
DOR vs. Robert Donald Willils,
petition for enforcement of
administrative child support
order.
Suncoast Schools Federal
Credit Unit vs. Pamela D.
Poucher, Alfred W. Poucher, et
al, damage contracts and
indebtedness.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Joanie Valdez and DOR vs.
Gilberto Gutierrez, voluntary
dismissal.
Anastasia Nicole Bessent
and DOR vs. Rashad Devon
Bessent Sr., voluntary dis-
missal.
Pascual Hernandez and
Maria K. Venegas Hernandez,
divorce.
Todd G. Morey and
Elizabeth L. Casady Morey,
order.
Michael Grider vs. Kenneth
S. Tucker, state Department of
Corrections (DOC) et al, dis-
missed.
Karista N. Borjas vs. Rodney
C. Johnson, order.
Michael Green vs. David
Lawrence, Hardee Correctional
Institution, dismissed.
Willie Harrison vs. DOC,
dismissed.
Sara Lopez vs. Rodney Lee
Spinks Jr., injunction for pro-
tection.
Sarah Richardson vs. Devin
Richardson, dismissal of tem-
porary injunction for protec-
tion.
Sara G. Fischer and DOR vs.
Christopher James Selph, child
support order.

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.
David Cruz, aggravated as-
sault with a firearm, adjudica-


tion withheld, probation one
year, $520 fine and court costs,
$200 cost of prosecution, $150
investigative costs, $12 First
Step probation fee; four counts
aggravated assault with a
firearm, not prosecuted.
Claudia Estella Mancillas,
tracking in amphetamine and
three counts sale of metham-
phetamine, seven years Florida
State Prison, $520 fine and
court costs, $200 cost of prose-
cution, $100 investigative costs
and $100 Florida Department of
Law Enforcement drug assess-
ment fee placed on lien.
Jonathen Lamar Small, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges resisting an officer
without violence and fleeing to
elude an officer), probation
revoked, 11 months 29 days in
jail, $100 cost of prosecution
added to outstanding fines and
fees and placed on lien.
Christina Ivette Badillo,
throwing a deadly missile into
an occupied vehicle, battery
and criminal mischief, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation four
years, $520 fine and court costs,
$350 public defender fees, $200
cost of prosecution, $200 inves-
tigative costs, $48 First Step
probation fees.
Ruben Dario Cruz, posses-
sion of methamphetamine and
possession of drug parapherna-
lia, transferred to drug pretrial
intervention program.
Yolanda Gilchrist, posses-
sion of marijuana, possession of
drug paraphernalia and con-
tributing to the delinquency/-
dependency- of a child, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation one
year, $520 fine and court costs,
$200 public defender fees, $100
cost of prosecution, $24 First
Step probation fees, 100 hours
community service; neglect of a
child without great harm, not
prosecuted.
Amanda Leigh Griffin, fel-
ony-battery, not prosecuted.
Victor Byron Jackson, pos-
session of methamphetamine
and six counts violation of pro-
bation (original charges four
counts burglary of dwelling,
possession of a firearm/ammo
by a convicted felon, dealing in
stolen property and false verifi-
cation of ownership to a pawn-
broker), probation revoked,
three years, 10 Mronths Florida
State Prison, $520 fine and
court costs, $300 public defend-
er fee, $200 cost of prosecution
and $150 investigative costs
placed on lien; possession of
Drug paraphernalia and posses-
sion of marijuana, time served.
Candace Denise Kilpatrick,
violation of probation (original
charge uttering a forged instru-
ment), probation terminated
unsuccessfully, $150 public
defender fee, $100 cost of pros-
ecution and outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Kavin Dewayne Mitchell,
violation of community control
house arrest (original
charges burglary of a structure
and fleeing to elude an officer),
community control revoked, 11
months 29 days in jail, $350
public defender fees and $100
cost of prosecution added to
outstanding fines and fees and
placed on lien.
James Glenn Mushrush, two
counts burglary of structure,
two years Florida State Prison
with credit for time served,
$520 fine and court costs, $350
public defender fees and $100
cost of prosecution placed on
lien; two counts petit theft, time
served.
Shannon R. Parker, violation


of probation (original charge
fleeing to elude an officer), pro-
bation revoked, two years com-
munity control-house arrest,
4350 public defender fees, $100
c6st of prosecution and $24
First Step probation fees.
Tyler Lee Richardson, pos-
session of a short barrel shot-
gun, adjudication withheld, pro-
bation one year six months,
$520 fine and court costs, $350
public defender fees, $100 cost
of prosecution, $150 investiga-
tive costs, $18 First Step proba-.
tion fees; possession of drug
paraphernalia with intent to
deliver, time served; manufac-
turing methamphetamine, not
prosecuted.
Elizabeth Jane Smith, pos-
session of methamphetamine
and possession of drug para-
phernalia, completed drug pre-
trial intervention program, not
prosecuted,
Ricky Trevino, violation of


PUBLIC NOTICE

The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the local planning agency will hold a
PUBLIC HEARING on
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 06, 2012
6:00 P.M. or as soon thereafter
in the County Commissioners' Board Room
Room 102, 1st floor Courthouse Annex
412 West Orange St., Wauchula, FL

to hear the request, to receive public input, and to offer a recom-
mendat ion to the Board of County Commissioners for
Agenda No. 12-18
Daniel L./Cynthia D. Barco owners/applicants request
approval of a Modification to an approved-with-
conditions Major Special Exception to excavate a private
lake on 36.37+/-acres zoned A-1 (Agriculture) in the Agriculture
Future Land Use District. The request is for an extension of the
approved-with-conditions MSE for a period of six years
On or about the end of Roy Moore Rd, S of SR64W
12.01 ac 06 35 23 0100 00001 0001
Lot 01, BIk 01, Adams Acres S/D, S06, T35S, R23E
AND
12.00 ac 06 35 23 0100 00001 0002
Lot 02, BIk 01, Adams Acres S/D, S06, T35S, R23E
AND
12.36 ac 06 35 23 0100 00001 Q003
Lot 03, BIk 01, Adams Acres S/D, S06, T35S, R23E

At that same Public Hearing, the Planning/Zoning
Board shall hear the request, receive public input, and offer a
recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for
Agenda No. 12-17
Mosaic Fertilizer LLC property owner, by and through the
authorized representative requests approval of an Amendment
to Map 2, Generalized Mining Overlay of the Hardee
County Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Map
to add 03 parcels totaling 640 ac (into the request for mining of the
Ona Mine). The parcels are zoned A-1 (Agriculture) in the Agriculture
Future Land Use District
under Ordinance No. 2013-01
On or abt N of SR64 adjacent to Hardee-Manatee
County line and N of SR64 apprx. 2.5 mi E of Hardee-
Manatee County line
1934230000 037500000
273+/-ac-SW1/4 & S1/2 of NW114 of S19, T34S, R23E
and


362+/-ac-W1/2 of S30 T34S, R23E
and


3034230000025000000


2834230200000010004


5.0+/- ac-Lot 04, BIk 01, New Zion Scrub, according to plat as
recorded in Plat Bk B-48, Pg. 1, public records of Hardee County, FL
S28, T34S, R23E


At that same Public Hearing, the Planning/Zoning
Board shall hear the request, receive public Input, and offer a
recommendation to the Board of County Commissioners for
Agenda No. 12-19
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners band
through the Authorized Representative requests approval of an
Amendment to the Hardee County Comprehensive
Plan, as amended under Ordinance No. 2013-02
modifying 'Comp Plan' Policy L8.1 of the Future Land
Use Element; providing for Board of County Commissioners'
discretion regarding provision of central water and wastewater
systems under certain circumstances; providing for severability;
providing for repeal of conflicting ordinances; and providing for
effective date.

Mike Thompson, Chairman

This Is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing
to make special arrangements should contact the Planning and
Development Department at least two (2) working days prior to the
P/Z Public Hearing.

This Public Notice is published In accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code.

Prior to the P/Z Public Hearing, documents relating to the proposals
are available for public inspection during weekdays between the
hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Planning and Development
Department, 110 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula, Florida. If you wish to
discuss the proposals, please call 863 767 1964 to schedule an


appointment with Hardee County Planning and Development
Director prior to the public hearing.


All Interested persons shall have the right to be heard.

In rendering its recommendation to the Board of County Commis-
sioners, the Planning/Zoning Board shall rely solely on testimony
that Is relevant and material.

Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearing will need
to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court
reporter. 08:16c


PUBLIC NOTICE
You are hereby notified that on
Thursday, September 6, 2011, at 9:00 a.m., the
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a public hearing for the adoption of a
Resolution vacating and closing the road/easement known as

A Portion of Clyde Road

being legally described as:

THE NORTH 660 FEET OF THE MAINTAINED RIGHT OF WAY OF
CLYDE ROAD LYING IN SECTION 25, TOWNSHIP 34 S., RANGE 24 E.,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 4,
PAGE 105, ALSO KNOWN AS PLAT BAR 82, CABINET A, OF THE
OFFICIAL RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

The public hearing will be held in the Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners Board Room, 412 West Orange Street, Room 102,
Wauchula, Florida.

This procedure shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section
336, Florida Statutes.

A petition for the closing and vacating, of the above-referenced shall
be considered by the Board of County Commissioners after required
publication of this Notice. Copies of the documents relating to this
proposal are available for public inspection during weekdays
between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. In the Hardee County
Public Works Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the Board of County
Commissioners' office at least five (5) days prior to the public
hearing.

All persons are invited to attend and be heard. Although minutes of
the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any
decision made at the public hearing will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings Is made by a court reporter.

Minor L. Bryant, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners 8:16c


probation (original charge bat-
tery), probation revoked, 11
months 29 days in jail, $350
public defender fees and $100
cost of prosecution added to
outstanding fines and fees and
placed on lien.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more, were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:
Georgia Gaschler to Jeffrey
Allen and Terri Marie Ross,
$79,000.
Gaspar E. and Zulema G.
Lopez to John A. and Jo Ellen
Adams, $41,500.
Hardee County Circuit Court
Clerk, certificate of title to First
National Bank, $19,900.
Lorna Ray to Mosaic
Fertilizer, $125,000.
H.L. Parker to Pedro and
Maria R. Guerrero, $20,000.
Smith Enterprises to Hash
Plumbing, $135,000.














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Time, which changes people, does not alter the image
we have retained of them.
-Marcel Proust



PUBLIC NOTICE

The City of Bowling Green is holding a budget
work shop on August 27, 2012, at 6:00pm. The
meeting will be held at City Hall, 104 E Main
Street, Bowling Green, FL.

Pamela S. Northup
City Clerk
8:16c


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

COUNTY
Aug. 12, Oliver Daniel Durfey, 54, of 669 Deauville Court,
Kissinmee, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant.
Aug. 12, Tomas Molina, 29, of 215 Cracker Lane, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged with two counts of
aggravated battery which should have known would injure some-
one.
Aug. 12, a theft on Fifth Street East was reported.

Aug. 11, thefts on Farrell Road and on East Main Street were
reported.

Aug. 10, Stacy Olem English, 34, of 5368 Dallas McClellan
Road, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on a charge
of violation of probation.
Aug. 10, Juanita Maria Wright, 53, of 1210 Weston Court,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on two counts of vio-
lation.of probation.
Aug. 10, Israel Gonzalez Gonzalez, 35, of 411 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and
charged with trafficking in amphetamine or methamphetamine 1,
selling methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of a specified location,
owning or renting a structure or vehicle to sell drugs, and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.
Aug. 10, a residential burglary on SR 64 East, a robbery/-
holdup on U.S. 17 North, and a theft on U.S. 17 South were report-
ed.

Aug. 9, criminal mischief on Smith Road and a theft on
Dansby Road were reported.

Aug. 8, LaDorian Romeo, 19, of 1615 Lincoln St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson on a charge of violation of pro-
bation.
Aug. 8, a residential burglary on Chamberlain Boulevard,
criminal mischief on Poucher Road, and thefts on King Road
Sandpiper Drive and South Road were reported.

Aug. 7, a residential burglary on SR 64 East and a theft on
U.S. 17 North were reported.

Aug. 6, Billiejean Meridith Burdette, 21, of 221 Gazelle Dr.
N., Fort Myers, was arrested by Dep. Jeremy Brandeberry on a
charge of failure to appear in court.
Aug. 6, criminal mischief on Reynolds Road, vehicles stolen
on U.S. 17 North and on Bill Woods Road, and thefts on Gregory
Lane and on U.S. 17 South were reported.

WAUCHULA
Aug. 12, Bruce Edward Eaton, 41, of 1473 N. Hollandtown
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and
charged with larceny, simple assault-threat to do violence, posses-
sion of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Aug. 12, Robert Olen Purvis, 54, of 41600 SR 64 E., Myakka
City, was arrested by Ofc. Jonathan Corwin and charged with lar-
ceny theft.
Aug. 12, a residential burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Aug. 10, a business burglary on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Aug. 9, Christopher Mark Tindell, 34, of 317 N. 10th Ave.,


Little Bit is a male small breed mix.
He is red with a short coat and long tail.
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.





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Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with bat-
tery and contempt of court violation of an injunction for protec-
tion.
Aug. 9, Emmanuel Argyrios Roussos, 27, of 101 Ninth Ave.
NE, Fort Meade, was arrested on an out-of-county warrant.
Aug. 9, Steven Daniel Spiker, 26, of 6523 Sunsite Ridge,
Lakeland, was arrested by Ofc. Eric Thompson and charged with
hit-and-run, leaving the scene of a crash involving injuries, resist-
ing an officer without violence and driving with knowledge of a
suspended license.
Aug. 9, a residential burglary on South 11th Avenue, a busi-
ness burglary on West Main Street and criminal mischief on
Carlton Street were reported.

Aug. 8, thefts on East Oak Street, East Main Street, Seminole
Avnue and South 11th Avenue were reported.

Aug. 7, a theft on North Ninth Avenue was reported.

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Aug. 12, a theft on West Main Street was reported.

Aug. 8, criminal mischief on Howard Avenue was reported.





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6C The Herald-Advocate, August 16, 2012
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NT ,,E CIRIT, C' o-R T I PROBATE DIVISION
.r-M, ii nr kii ,JULJI'..AML LonUD..U IIl~~i


I I I n IHJU L CICTL t UI I I
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 252012CA000264

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING,
VIN. NO. 1C3EL56R05N501811


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JUDI PORTER DOWNEY,
AND ALL OTHERS
CLAIMING AN INTEREST
IN OR TO THE PROPERTY
DESCRIBED BELOW.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for forfeiture of the follow-
ing described personal property
in Hardee County, Florida:

2005 CHRYSLER SEBRING,
VIN NO. 1C3EL56R05N501811

has been filed against you by
Petitioner, WAUCHULA POLICE
DEPARTMENT, and you are
required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, on
Kenneth B. Evers, Petitioner's
attorney, whose address Is Post
Office Drawer 1308, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1308, on or before
9/7/12, and to file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Petitioner's
attorney or Immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.

DATED on August 1, 2012

B.HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO: 25-2012-CA-000247

BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.
Plaintiff,

vs.

APRIL MICHELLE LOZANO;
YOGY LOZANO; UNKNOWN TEN-
ANT I; UNKNOWN TENANT II;
HARDEE COUNTY, A POLITICAL
SUBDIVISION OF THE STATE OF
FLORIDA, and any unknown
heirs, devisees, grantees, credi-
tors, and other unknown persons
or unknown spouses claiming
by, through and under any of the
above-named Defendants,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: April Michelle Lozano
1511 North Hollandtown
Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Yogy Lozano
1511 North Hollandtown
Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

LAST KNOWN ADDRESS
STATED, CURRENT RESIDENCE
UNKNOWN

And any unknown' heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors and
other unknown persons or
unknown spouses claiming by,
through and under and the above-
named Defendant(s), If deceased
or whose last known addresses
are unknown.

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose
Mortgage covering the following
real and personal property
described as follows, to-wit:

S 1/2 OF THE FOLLOWING
DESCRIPTION: N 1/2 OF NE
1/4 OF SE 1/4, OF NE 1/4,
LESS NORTH 1/3 THEREOF,
OF SECTION 30, TOWN-
SHIP 33 SOUTH, RANGE 26
EAST, HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.

has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it on Sujata J. Patel, Butler &
Hosch, P.A., 3185 South Conway
Road, Suite E, Orlando, Florida
32812 and file the original with
the Clerk of the above-styled
Court on or before 30 days from
the first publication, otherwise a
Judgment may be entered
against you for the relief demand-
ed in the Complaint.

Respond by 9-7-12.

WITNESS my hand and seal of
said Court on the 1 day of August,
2012.

If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled, at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690,
within seven (7) working days of
your receipt of this notice; if you
are hearing or voice impaired,
call (TDD) (863) 534-7777, or
Florida Relay Service 800-955-
8770.

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
8:9,16c


File No. 252012CP000061


IN RE: ESTATE OF

WILLIAM F. AGEE a/k/a
WILLIAM FREDERICK AGEE,

Deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
estate of WILLIAM F. AGEE, a/k/a
WILLIAM FREDERICK AGEE,
deceased, whose date of death
was July 13, 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 417 West Main Street,
Suite 202, Wauchula, Florida
33873. The names and addresses
of the personal representative
and the personal representative's
attorney are set forth below.

All creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims
or demands against decedent's
estate on whom a copy of this
notice is required to be served
must file their claims with the
court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3
MONTHS AFTER THE TIME OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.

All other creditors of the dece-
dent and other persons having
claims or demands against the
decedent's estate must file their
claims with this court WITHIN 3
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.


ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD
FORTH IN SECTION 733.7
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRE

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
PERIODS SET FORTH A
ANY CLAIM FILED TW
YEARS OR MORE AFTEI
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DE
BARRED.

The date of the first publ
of this notice is August 9, 2

Personal Represer
BRADLEY MICHAEL
12608 Township Ro
Bellevue, OH

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
ROBERT E. LIVINGSTON
Florida Bar No. 0031259
445 S. Commerce Avenue
Sebring, FL 33870
Telephone: (863) 385-5156

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT C
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRC
HARDEE COUNTY, FLOOR
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 252011CP000O


IN RE: ESTATE OF

TREISTE C. PRESCOTT
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITOR

The administration c
estate of Treiste C. Pr
deceased, whose date of
was June 24, 2012, is pence
the Circuit Court for h
County, Florida, Probate Di
the address of which is 41
Main Street, Wauchula, I
33873. The name and add
of the personal represer
and the personal represent
attorney are set forth belov

All creditors of the de
and other persons having
or demands against dece
estate on whom a copy
notice is required to be
must file their claims wi
court WITHIN THE LATER
MONTHS AFTER THE TIN
THE FIRST PUBLICATION
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS,
THE DATE OF SERVICE
COPY OF THIS NOTICE
THEM.

All other creditors of the
dent and other persons
claims or demands again
decedent's estate must fili
claims with this court WIT
MONTHS AFTER THE DA
THE FIRST PUBLICATION
THIS NOTICE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO
WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD
FORTH IN SECTION 733.7
THE FLORIDA PROBATE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRE

NOTWITHSTANDING THE
PERIODS SET FORTH A
ANY CLAIM FILED TW
YEARS OR MORE AFTER
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEA
BARRED.

The date of the first public
of this notice Is Aug. 9, 201

Personal Represen
Steven L.
465 Rive
Wauchula, FL

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
Clifford M. Ables. III, PA.
202 Wesst Main Street, Suit
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-0500
Facsimile: (863) 773-0505
Email: cmables@cmablespi
CLIFFORD M. ABLES. III
Florida Bar No.: 178379


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

CASE NO.: 25-2012-CA-000139

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

FANNIE M. FLANDERS A/K/A
FANNIE M. FLANDERS;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF FANNIE
M. FLANDERS A/K/A FANNIE
MAE FLANDERS; BRUCE R.
FLANDERS, SR. A/K/A BRUCE
ROBERT FLANDERS A/K/A,
BRUCE R. FLANDERS;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF BRUCE
R. FLANDERS, SR. A/K/A BRUCE
R. FLANDERS A/K/A BRUCE R.
FLANDERS; JOHN L. MANN;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF JOHN L.
MANN; IF LIVING, INCLUDING
ANY UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
SAID DEFENDAtNT(S), IF
REMARRIED, AND IF
DECEASED, THE RESPECTIVE
UNKNOWN HEIRS, DEVISEES,
GRANTEES, ASSIGNEES, CRED-
ITORS, LIENORS, AND
TRUSTEES, AND ALL OTHER
PERSONS CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, UNDER OR AGAINST
THE NAMED DEFENDANTSS;
UNKNOWN TENANT #1;
UNKNOWN TENANT #2;
Defendantss.


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: JOHN L. MANN; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF JOHN L. MANN
Whose residences) Is/
are unknown.


YOU ARE HEREBY required to
file your answer or written
defenses, if any, in the above pro-
ceeding with the Clerk of this
Court, and to serve a copy there-
of upon the plaintiff's attorney,
Law Offices of Daniel C.
8.9,16c Consuegra, 9204 King Palm
)F THE Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328,
UIT telephone (813) 915-8660, facsim-
3IDA ile (813) 915-0559, within thirty
days of the first publication of this.
Notice, the nature of this pro-
360 ceeding being a suit for foreclo-
sure of mortgage against the fol-
lowing described property, to wit:

Respond by 9-7-12

Lot 65, THE OAKS, an
/ unrecorded subdivision
lying in Sections 11, 14 and
RS 15, Township 35 South,
Range 25 East, Hardee
)f the County, Florida, described
escott, as follows:
death
ding in Assuming the North line of
Hardee said Section 15 to be a
vision, North 89o 49' 21" West;
7 West thence COMMENCE at the
Florida Northwest corner of said
dresses Section 14, South 58* 13'
native 47" East, 531.05 feet;
native's thence South 00' 26' 19"
N. West, 120.00 feet; thence
South 89 52' 38" East,
cedent 3020.00 feet; thence North
claims 00' 26' 19" East, 733.00 feet;
dent's thence South 89' 52' 38"
of this East, 890.00' feet to the
served POINT OF BEGINNING;
th the thence continue South 89
OF 3 52' 38" East, 200.00 feet;
ME OF thence North 00* 26' 19"
)N OF East, 1092.00 feet; thence
AFTER North 89* 52' 38" West
OF A 200.00 feet; thence South
E ON 00 26' 19" West 1092 feet to
the POINT OF BEGINNING.

dece- If you fall to file your response
having or answer, if any, in the above
ist the proceeding with the Clerk of this
e their Court, and to serve a copy there-
THIN 3 of upon the plaintiff's attorney,
TE OF Law Offices of Daniel C.
N OF Consuegra, 9204 King Palm
Drive, Tampa, FL 33619-1328,
telephone (813) 915-8660, facsim-
FILED lie (813) 915 0559, within thirty
)S SET days of the first publication of this
02 OF Notice, a default will be entered
CODE against you for the relief demand-
D. ed in the Complaint or petition.

TIME DATED at HARDEE County this
BOVE, 2 day of August, 2012.
0 (2)
R THE Clerk of the Circuit Court
ATH IS
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
cation
2. If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs assistance in order
itative: to participate In a program or
Smith service of the State Courts
r Lane System, you should contact the
33873 Office of the Court Administrator
at (863) 534-4686 (voice), (863)
534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770
(Florida Relay Service), as much
in advance of your court appear-
te 103 ance or visit to the courthouse as
possible. Please be prepared to
explain your functional limitations
and suggest an auxiliary aid or
a.net service that you believe will
enable you to effectively partici-
pate in the court program or serv-
ice.
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Road Wor

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The recent spate of chip seal
work on several county roads
has settled down for a while.
Ken Wheeler, county engi-
neer and public works director,
explained the process during
and after the Hardee County
Commission meeting last
Thursday.
The double chip seal process
on county roads is designed to
bring them up to a level nine on
a scale of 1-10 (worst to best)
and have their life extended 10-
12 years. Many were rated 3 to
6 before this work was done.
The process improves roads
without the huge cost of milling
and repaving a road, said
Wheeler. The difference is over
$200,000 a mile.
In the last five years, re-
paving roads cost an average of
$266,000 per mile. The only
ones done have been accom-
plished with state Small County
Road Assistance Program
(SCRAP) or Small County Op-
erations Program (SCOP) funds
provided through the state
Department of Transportation.
Two roads being completed this
year by that method in conjunc-
tion with DOT are Sweetwater
Road and the County Line Road
shared with Polk County.
There are 330 miles of sur-
faced roads and 210 miles of
unsurfaced (shell or dirt) roads
in the county.
The chip-seal process reduces
the cost of road upgrades. When
the recent program was bid, it
had two options. In one, the
contractor would supply the
materials' as well as do the
paving. In the other, the county
ordered the materials. Wheeler
said the bid for the contractor
doing it all was $1.75 per
square yard. With the county
purchasing and stockpiling the
materials, the total cost dropped
to 51 cents per square mile, a


k Program

net savings of $86,000.
Wheeler also noted there is a
misconception among county
residents that "I pay a lot of
property taxes and deserve a
paved road." No ad valorem
(property) taxes are used for
roads. The funds come from the
five-cent state Local Option
Fuel Tax, which brings in about
$450,000 a year. It used to bring
in nearer a half million a year,
but people are using more fuel
efficient cars and spending less
on gasoline, explained Wheeler.
The nearly $697,000 project
for roads to be done in 2012
under the double chip seal sur-
face treatment project, averaged
$38,700 per mile and included
Stansfield Road, Knollwood
Circle, Vandolah Road, Rodeo
Drive, Johns, Schontag, Ollie
Roberts and Metheny roads,
Whipporwill Lane, Airport,
Landfill, Shackelford, Maude
and South Hollandtown roads,
and Nursery, Fish Branch and
Moffitt roads. Moffitt was
delayed because it is being used
for trucks to haul materials
from a borrow pit off Moffitt to
the U.S. 17 four-laning project.
The $680,000 actually spent
in the 18 miles of double sur-
face treatment would have done
only 2.6 miles of paving, said
Wheeler. Many of the roads
done included widening them to
repair edges broken by trucks.
The problem in the work on
West and East Main Street in
Wauchula was that it was a sin-
gle-seal job designed to last 3 to
4 years when, hopefully, DOT
will have grant funds appropri-
ated for the full repaving of the
road.
The double chip seal work
involves the county filling the
potholes before beginning. The
contractor picks up a load of
stone from the stockpile. As
soon as a layer of hot asphalt
cement is spread, the stone
spreader follows at the proper


On Track

rate per square yard. A rubber
roller follows so the stone will
fall into the fluffy layer of hot
cement before the air evapo-
rates and it hardens before the
blacktop and stone are bonded.
When a piece of road is done,
the contractor was to sweep it
early the next morning. In addi-
tion, some of the stone was
spread too thickly and didn't
bond well. Without the sweep-
ing, some of the inlaid stone
was loose and rubbed on tires,
creating more dust instead of
the feathered road look intend-
ed to be done.
Because of the problems in-
volved on Main Street, Wheeler
went ahead and obtained the
materials and repaved Main
Street at an additional cost of
$29,000.
The double-seal projects take
up to 7 days to settle in. By day
14 after the work was done, the
number of complaints had sig-
nificantly decreased. Former
county manager Gary Oden was
at last week's meeting and re-
ported Vandolah Road (near
where he lives) is getting better
every day, "I think because it
was graded beforehand. The
difference in price is important,
too," said Oden.
Another good gauge, said
Wheeler, is the heavily traveled
Airport Road which goes out- to
the landfill and it also is less
dusty than it was initially.
A test of the gravel content
used on a majority of these
resurfaced roads was done and
the report is still pending. It
appears some of the roads
exceeded the state maximum of
less than 1 percent fine material
in the stone mix, adding to the
dust problem.
When the reports are re-
ceived, the commission will
decide what action needs to be
taken against the contractor
and/or the materials supplier.


BLOSSOMING BELL SCHEDULE


PHOTO BY MACHELLE DOLLAR
Guidance counselors at Hardee Senior High School have been busily working over the
summer to accommodate the recent change in the bell schedule. School will start 15
minutes earlier than in the past, with the first bell ringing at 8:10 and the tardy bell at
8:15. Due to this addition, classes will now be 51 minutes long, providing an addition-
al 25 minutes per class per week. Students will also notice a change in lunch breaks,
as there will only be two this year. In order to accommodate the influx of diners, "the
window" will be open daily instead of the occasional delight it has been in the past.


CITY OF BOWLING GREEN

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

The City of Bowling Green will hold a public hearing to consider the following pro-
posed Ordinance on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 6:30 p.m.

ORDINANCE NO 2012-04

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN ADOPTING A NEW LOCAL
COMMUNICATION SERVICES TAX RATE; PROVIDING FOR ADJUSTMENT OF TAX
RATE FOR PERMIT FEES; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF REV-
ENUE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

ORDINANCE NO 2012-05

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF BOWLING GREEN FLORIDA, PRO-
VIDING FOR A SHORT TITLE; PROVIDING FOR PURPOSES AND METHODS RE-
GARDING VACATING STREETS, ALLEYS, SPECIAL PURPOSE EASEMENTS AND
OTHER NONFEE INTERESTS; PROVIDING FOR APPLICATION FORM; PROVIDING
FOR APPLICATION FEES; PROVIDING THE PROCEDURE FOR ABANDONMENT OF
RIGHTS OF WAY; PROVIDING THE PROCEDURE FOR ABANDONMENT OF SPECIAL
PURPOSE EASEMENTS AND OTHER NON-FEE INTERESTS; PROVIDING FOR AC-
TION BY THE CITY COMMISSIONON THE APPLICATION; PROVIDING FOR NOTICE
AND POSTING OF NOTICE; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR IN-
CLUSION IN CODE; PROVIDING FOR REPEAL OF CONFLICTING ORDINANCES;
PROVIDING FIOR LIVERAL CONSTRUCTION; PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE

The proposed Ordinance will be considered at a public hearing before the City Commission
on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, at 6:30 p.m. or as soon thereafter as the matters may
be heard. The public hearing will be held at the Bowling Green City Hall, 104 E. Main
Street, Bowling Green, Florida. The proposed Ordinance and a copy of this notice may be
inspected by contacting the City Clerk at (863) 375-2255 during normal business hours,
Monday through Friday.

All interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to the
proposed Ordinance. Comments may also be submitted in writing prior to the hearings to
the City Clerk, Bowling Green City Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida, 33834,
or during the public hearing. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations
in order to participate in the public hearings should contact the City Clerk at (863) 375-
2255 at least 48 hours in advance of the public hearing to request such accommodations.

PURSUANT TO SECTION 286.0105, FLORIDA STATUTES, IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO
APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE CITY COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING, SUCH PERSON WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, SUCH PERSON MAY
NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, IN-
CLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.

Pamela S. Northup,
City Clerk
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Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


CHARLEY REMEMBERED
"I didn't think it would be,i4at bad."
"I believe it did more damage than Donna."
Those are a few of the uitt 'ances I heard after Hurricane
Charley smashed Hardee County on Friday, the 13th of August, in
the year 2004. He slammed into Florida at Charlotte Harbor and
stormed northward up the Peace River just as Donna had done in
1960.
Charley was the first and worst of four hurricanes to strike
Florida that year. Frances and Jeanne were yet to come; Ivan came,
too, but he spared Hardee County and pounded the Panhandle.
Being blasted by.three hurricanes in six weeks is over the top,
but there it was, in living color. All you could do besides moan was
clean up after one blow and begin to brace for the next.
I could not make myself believe Charley was actually going to
hit us; not until it happened. A^ er all, despite weathermen's annu-
al warnings, we had not sun ,d a, hurricane since Donna. Who
could've guessed Charley, 44 yersilater, would follow precisely in
her footsteps?
Not me. About the time Charley was plowing into Punta
Gorda, I was across the street at my parents' house sitting out back
under the patio drinking iced tea and chatting about the weather.
Daddy's cell phone rang. He snapped it open.
"Yeah, what?"
He listened for a moment, then grinned.
"Yeah, we're scared just about plumb out of our pants!" he
quipped, being flip,.not believing any more than I the wolf was
growling at the' gate, ready to begin to huff aMid puff and blow
Hardee Copunty to shambles.
But within the hour the' weather deteriorated so 'dramatically
we became believers. I ran across the street to my own home, a
small wood-frame house built in 1925; a genuineiold-timey Florida
Cracker house with slanted tin roof, hardwood floors, fireplace,
and a hallway from front door to back, which once was open on
each end and served as a dogtrot.
Everything I couldn't tie down I brought into the house or
stored in the garage. I closed the windows and took a long look
around, feeling a gnawing uneasiness and wishing I'd hammered
plywood over doors and windows and bought flashlights and bat-
teries and a few gallons of water.
I hurried back across the street to help my parents prepare for
the blast, but in a few minutes the wind and rain drove us inside the
house. Now we knew the onslaught was imminent.
I went from window to window watching the devastation hap-
pen. Across the street I saw sheets of tin on my garage tear loose,
hang on by their teeth, and begin to flap wildly like flailing arms
waving frantically for help. Through a thickening wall of rain my
house became a blur. Trees began to topple, turning lawns, lots and
roads into jungles.
As Charley's eye slid northward and the wind shifted, turning
. the house into a shield, I eased out the back door onto the patio and
looked across the back yard and open pastureland toward the Peace
River Swamp. In gusts reaching 130 miles-per-hour all open air


- ..... "- Week g: August 12,2012
'ge*ther Summar gnly 12 percent of Florida was abnor-
mally dry according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. The most rain-
fallgecorded by Florida's Automated Weather Network (FAWN)
was at Marianna with 6.67 inches followed by North Port with 4.98
inches. Fort Pierce did not receive any rainfall again this week fol-
lowed by Umatilla with only 0.07 of an inch. The remaining sta-
tions rainfall varied from 0.37 of an inch at Balm to 4.56 inches at
Avalon. Minimum temperatures recorded ranged from 69 degrees
at Jay to 75 degrees at Fort Lauderdale, while the highest recorded
temperatures ranged from 97 degrees at Bronson to 89 degrees at
Quincy.

Field Crops: Frequent rains across Florida have benefitted
crops, but made harvesting hay difficult. In Gulf County, rain was
hindering some cotton harvest. Almost daily rains early in the week
were raising disease pressure on peanuts in Jefferson County..
Frequent showers have provided adequate moisture for crops in
Escambia and Santa Rosa counties. In Washington County, almost
daily rain showers have made it nearly impossible to spray peanuts
and cotton. Producers will have to be very aggressive in their spray
program to contain leaf spot and fungal diseases. Soybeans were
responding very positively to the hot, wet soil conditions; howev-
er, peanuts and cotton could benefit substantially from some sunny
weather. Green peanuts were being harvested in small quantities in
Hillsborough County. In Glades County, the sugarcane crop looks
good.

Fruits & Vegetables: Vegetable growers in Collier, Lee,
Hendry, Glades, and Charlotte counties were preparing land and
laying plastic for planting fall crops beginning later this month.
Hillsborough County producers were still harvesting small quanti-
ties of okra.

Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the condition of pastures
. ranged from very poor to excellent with most pastures in good con-
dition. The condition deteriorated from the previous week due to
dry conditions in some locations. The condition of the cattle was
very poor to excellent with most in good condition. In the
Panhandle, conditions of pasture and cattle ranged from very poor
to excellent. Pastures in Jefferson County improved following
almost daily rains early in the week. Pastures in Okaloosa County
showed some damage from dollar spot disease and Bermudagrass
Stem Maggot. In the northern areas, the condition of pastures was
poor to excellent and the cattle were fair to excellent with most in
good condition. In the central area, the pastures and cattle were in
poor to excellent condition with the condition divided almost
equally between fair, good, and excellent. Stock ponds in Brevard
County were below normal levels. In the southwestern area, the
pasture and cattle were in fair to excellent condition with most in
good condition.

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, with North
Port receiving the most at 4.97 inches. Four stations received more
than four inches and another twelve stations received at least an
inch. Ft. Pierce recorded the least, with no measurable precipita-
tion. The majority of the citrus region was still drought free, with
the exception of two areas northeast and southwest of Lake
Okeechobee still experiencing abnormally dry conditions, per the
U.S. Drought Monitor, last updated August 7, 2012. Fertilizer
application, irrigation, and grove maintenance were the primary
grove activities.


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was filled with debris: leaves. limbs. biiiinchies. paper cups, ha'-s.
garbage cans (a;nd lids), plants, socks. diapers. ilish s, sheel s of tin.
insulation, pieces of plyv ood a- almost irml\ ihlin call illagineiC,
The power of nature, the furI y it had asilinriCl so sddelinlv. wa.is
awesome, fasci.latinyg and frightening. Mani. \\tli all his intelli
gence, tools and technology, was reduced i oa co\werilli, little crca-
ture totally at the mercy of a power infinitelsl ireiter than his own,
Next day inl the lobby Florida llospital in Wauchulla I heard a
shoeless man say to a nurse, "When the roof blew off, nie and the
old lady and kids crawled under the house like a bunch of d--n
dogs. My hounds were already under there and one of 'em was so
beside hisself with fear he bit me . But, hey! I'd rather be dog
bit than blown to hell and gone!"
There was no running water for three days. No power for 10.
I worked from daylight to dark clearing the jungles inmy parents'
yard and mine had become. Straight from cans, I ate tuna, sardines,
green beans, baked beans, spinach, tomatoes, whatever I could find
in kitchen cupboards. I had drinking water because the Salvation
Army and Red Cross set up tents across the street from my house
in the parking lot of the Zolfo Springs Civic Center and were giv-
ing away bottled water.
One day at noon my friend, Nancy, whom I had not seen in
weeks, appeared with a plate of roast beef, mashed potatoes and
gravy, and black-eyed peas. Hot food had never looked or tasted so
good.
Days were long and hot and miserable. Nights were longer and
hotter and more miserable.
I would sponge bathe from a bucket of rain water at dusk, lie
down in bed, and read with a flashlight until perspiration blurred


August 16, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 7C

the print. Then I'd lay spread eagle on moist sheets and pray for a
breeze but curtains hung limp and still, and after a long time I
would do/c only to wake every few minutes in puddles of sweat.
Whenever I began to feel sorry for myself, however, I thought
of my mother. Because she was sick with emphysema and her oxy-
gen tanks were empty, Daddy took her to Wauchula to the hospital
as soon as the roads were cleared enough to get there. The power
at the hospital was out and the auxiliary generators could only sup-
ply energy to certain areas. Nor was there an empty bed. Mama was
stuck in a chair in a corner of a crowded room, with no air-condi-
tioning. I pleaded with Daddy to buy a generator for his house and
bring her home, but he refused; so there Mama sat.
The power finally came on at Daddy's lake house in Lake
Placid, and he took her there. He was also kind enough to allow me
to spend a few nights. Mama was ecstatic to be out of the chair in
the corner in the hospital, and I, too, was happy she was out of
there.
By the time schools reopened I'd lost 10 pounds. If anyone
had told me that within two weeks we'd be hit by another hurri-
cane, I'd have called him cruel and a liar. And if he'd said two
weeks after that we'd be hit the third time, I'd have slugged him.
No one said anything remotely like that, though, because no
one in his wildest dreams could have imagined such a thing.
The hurricane season in the year 2004 was a phenomenon such
as few had ever seen, and all who witnessed it hope never to see
again. It was a catastrophe that will be remembered and talked
about for years.
E-mail Chip at chipkyle746@embarqmail.com or visit his website
a(it ww.chijballard.com.


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Rodeo Bits
By Kathy Ann Gregg


PALMETTO SCRUB COWBOY MINISTRY
CHRISTIAN RODEO
We are very fortunate to be in a geographical area where the
cowboy ministries sponsor Christian rodeos, as they are a day filled
with rodeo fun and good messages for living. I have never cared for
anyone trying to impose their religion on others, but that is not
what the Christian rodeos are about.
The Palmetto Scrub Cowboy Ministry is local, organized and
run by Jason Hays, and T.J. Steele and his wife, Liz Yelvington
Steele (and anyone who owns a horse will certainly recognize those
last two names). Both Jason and T.J. help out with the Reality
Ranch Youth Rodeo events, so they chose Reality Ranch as the
venue for their first Christian rodeo, held on March 31. This event
was co-sponsored by Gethsemane Ranch and Reality Ranch.
The day was split between the performance held in the
evening, and the "slack" held in the daytime. (For those of you

n...


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Sid Crews holds on during a good buck by the bronc he
drew in the ranch bronc riding event.


COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG
Melinda Nickerson of Zolfo Springs expertly guides her
horse around the second barrel in the barrel racing event
at the Christian rodeo.


unfamiliar with rodeo terminology, the performance usually has a
limited number of competitors in each event, so after that limit has
been reached, everyone else gets to compete in the "slack.")
The events were calf roping, breakaway roping and team rop-
ing, barrel racing, ranch bronze riding, and bull riding.
These are open rodeos, so anyone and everyone can enter,
regardless of age or ability. (I would suggest that you have some
" experience before entering in the ranch bronc riding and bull riding
events, though!) Plus, the performance started with the ever-so-
popular mutton bustin' for the little tykes. There would have been
steer wrestling, too, but there were no takers for that event.
Belt buckles and other prizes are nice, but how many saddle
pads and halters can one cowboy have? So this was a cash prize
event, with 75 percent payback to the participants.
Locals competing were Sid Crews, Brandon Dieter, William
Perry and Robert Fussell in the ranch bronc riding event. Calf rop-
ing saw Trae Adams, Dawson Cantu, Matt Carlton, and friendly
family competition between father and son Dale and Pat Carlton
(and I do believe son showed up father that time). Breakaway rop-
ers were Loni Damboise, Dawson Cantu. Pat Carlton, Tony Webb
and Seth McGee. (Sorry, team ropers, I lost track of who was out
there, so no names.)
And, as usual, the barrel racers were many, with those awe-
some equine athletes Hailey Andrews, Ashlee Abbott (now going
by her new name of Ashlee Harrison, congrats!), Joe and Shayna
Harned, Melinda Nickerson, Jessica Heath, Lacey Cumbee (recent-
ly featured in the July issue of "Hometown Monthly" magazine),
Gracie Albritton, Margaret Dunway, Joselyn Skipper, Jane Long,
Tiffany Brown and Loni Damboise.
Jason Hays helped on horseback, and did much of the
announcing. T.J. Steele was the "bullfighter" for the mutton
bustin', and Brandon Dieter got out there for the big bovines, the
bull riding.
The mission of Palmetto Scrub Cowboy Ministries is to reach
out to older cowboys. In a recent article, Liz Yelvington Steele was
quoted as saying, "If we can help strengthen faith at the top of a
family, it will trickle down to the other family members." She
described this first Christian rodeo as "a great success; we were
booked full with contestants and had over 300 spectators. One per-
son was even saved after the rodeo."
What else can be said after that?


T.J. Steele performs part of his "bullfighting" duties, mak-
ing sure Ty Montsdeoca's sheep runs far, which it did
(and Ty beat his older brother, Carson).


Only that they will be holding their next Christian rodeo at the
Wauchula Cattleman's Arena on Sept. 8. So, competitors, be ready!
Keep these "Bits," boots and bridles riding. Let Kathy Ann Gregg
in on your events and achievements, and she'll keep you covered.
Reach her at ksleepyk@aol.com or 773-9459. Keep on riding,
Cowboys and Cowgirls!


Trae Adams starts to flank the calf for a good time of 12.5
seconds in the calf roping event, also called tie-down
roping.


Lacey Cumbee smiles as she proudly carries the
American flag in the grand entry of the Christian rodeo.

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Offers valid as of AprI.10, 2012. A minimum $55 (ount is required fo, memberislp with MIUIFLOlRDA anid access to these offers. Offers arv, available for a mited time only ian may tbe iin'elled without Inole. Exis ting cMil)l 0HRIDA loans and credit tards do not quaify for the incentive of the special adveftised
Annual Per(enaige Rates (APR) (Cheking incentive is deposited to new fheckngq a(counl Loan and mrdit card incentives will be applied to a MIDlFORIDA Visa Platinum (rledll a rd OtherI rates an terms are available and re hased on edt Visit it midlloda cm or so e an aii ate for details.'
l.Anyone who has held a checking account with MIDFLORIDA in the past will not qualify for lihe $!7 incentive In addition to opening a new ieckinq account, you must af(ept and open oniliiie aikinkg, online bill payment, eStaltment, eNotiie, dliret deposit (S00 minimum whrih inuist post within 10 days of
account opening) and a debit card for RIT checking tountis, yop niust iake 5 debit card transactions inlithe hrst 30 days in lieu of tile direct deposit requirement Fieedoon acounts do not quality fo( this intenive Minmium to open is 550. 2,o quality (fo lhe i'nentive, you imuit relian(e a loan of $15,000 of
more from another financial institution, loans of 55,000 to S14,999 will receive a $S10 I(redit, Inrentive is offered on new credit rard accounts nly. The introductory Annual percentage Rate available on balance transfers is valid for the rfolt I? iionitis o new a(Ounts only A I hmlan(e transfer fe will apply.


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