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Back To '80s

... Story 2A


The


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No. 42
3 Sections, 28 Pages


Thursday, September 20,2012


700
Plus 5r Sales Tax


County Allows CF Mining Extension


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Com-
mission approved CF In-dus-
tries' proposed South Pasture
Extension by a 4-1 vote
Thursday night, despite recom-
mendations from county staff
and the Planning & Zoning
Board to deny it.
County Planning & Develop-


ment Department staff and the
Planning & Zoning Board
members all had recommended
denial. They noted the applica-
tion by CF for a major special
exception did not adhere to the
previously imposed quarter-
mile setback around the "Rural
Center" area owned by the
Florida Institute of Neurologic
Rehabilitation and another par-


cel owned by E.L. Davis.
The 1,320-foot setback
would have kept CF from min-
ing 657 acres out of its 7,512-.
acre mine extension.
CF proposed mining within
.the setback, noting it would put
up a ditch and berm system
around the shared property
boundaries that would be plant-
ed with trees to act as a noise


and light barrier.
The berm would be 10-feet
high in most places, and planted
with red cedar, magnolia and
bamboo, CF said.
The County Commission
imposed a 15-foot berm height
along the diagonal line closest
to FINR's buildings on its cam-
pus, which are roughly 1,200
feet from the property line.


A portion of Troublesome
Creek which runs through both
CF and FINR property will be
diverted to a re-route ditch, and
the area will be mined before
CF diverts the stream back to its
:"historical flows" once mining
is finished.
CF also proposed a 520-foot
setback off of County Road 663
to eliminate any interference


with planned land uses in the
future, such as industrial devel-
opments.
Once the berm and ditch sys-
tems are in place, it will create a
207-foot buffer between mining
activities and the property lines.
Commissioners came to the
consensus, after.nearly 13 hours
of meetings spanning two days,
See MINING 3A


$10 Million To




Go To Education




& Recreation


WEATHER


WAIL
09112
09/13
09/14
09/15
09/16
09/17
09/18


HIGH
87
84
89
as
87
89
90
87


tQAL Rainfall to 09/18/12 33.93
Same period last year 42.68
Ten Year Average 52.81
source: Unlv. ot Fla. Ona Research Center

INDEX
Classifieds.....................6B
Community Calendar....8A
Courthouse Report....... 7C
Crime Blotter.............. 128
Hardee Living..............,2B
Information Roundup... 7A
Obituaries......................4A
School Lunch Menus....7A




S 33913 00075 7


PHOTO BYMARIA TRUJILLO
Senior girls (above) vying to
become the 2012 Home-
coming Queen are (from
left) Kaylee Mancillas, Mer-
cedes Cisneros, Shelby
S,^ Lambert, Kayla Knight and
Yesenia Torres. The winner
M"T will accept her crown dur-
.-, ing half-time Homecoming
ceremonies at Friday night's
game against Bradenton
Bayshore. Senior boys
(below) seeking the 2012
SHomecoming King crown
are (from left) Will Bennett,
Abisai del Rio and Kane
Casso. Anticipation will
mount, as the king will not
be crowned until the Home-
coming dance on Saturday
night.










Homecoming This Weekend


By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
One of the most exciting
weekends for Hardee County is
coming early this year.
This is the weekend that will
be filled with royalty, a parade,
dancing and football, because it
is Homecoming time!
Celebrations will begin after
county schools dismiss early so
everyone can head to Main
Street to line the streets in
preparation to view the annual
Homecoming Parade.
This year's theme is
"Wildcat Olympics." The high
school floats each will represent
a different country.
The parade will begin at 2:30
p.m. on Friday, originating
behind the old junior high
school. The route will be the
same as always: east on Main
Street, south on Burris Avenue
to Orange Street, west back to


the point of beginning.
In case of rain, the parade
will be moved to Saturday.
After the parade, the
Homecoming football game
will take place at Wildcat
Stadium at 7 p.m. This year the
Wildcats will be playing against
the Bradenton Bayshore Bruins.
During halftime, the Home-
coming candidates will be
escorted onto the field, and a
young lady from each grade
level will be announced as
Class Sweetheart or Queen. The
winners are chosen by votes
from their classmates'.
Running for 2012 Home-
coming Queen are Mercedes
Cisneros, Kayla Knight, Shelby
Lambert, Kaylee Mancillas and
Yesenia Torres.
Junior Class Sweetheart
hopefuls are Arissa Camel,
Lacey McClenithan and Katie
Smith. Candidates for Sopho-


more Class Sweetheart are
Sarah Cavazos, Kimberly
Derringer and Alex Ullrich.
Running for Freshman Class
Sweetheart are Emily Bennett,
Cecilia Lucatero and Maria
Zamora.
Homecoming festivities
aren't complete without a
dance.
The dance will take place
.Saturday night at the Agri-Civic
Center at Altman and Stenstrom
roads in Wauchula. The dance
will start at 8:30 p.m. and last
till 11:30 p.m.
It will be then that the 2012
Homecoming King will be
announced. Candidates are Will
Benhett, Kane Casso and Abisai
del Rio.

More Contestant
Photos On 2A


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate.
CF Industries has entered
into a $10 million development
agreement as called for by the
Hardee County Comprehensive
Plan, which requires phosphate
mining 'companies to address
future economic development
as part of their permitting
process.
CF has agreed to pay $1 mil-
lion upon receipt of all regula-
tory approvals, and the remain-
ing $9 million will be divided in
equal $3 million payments over
the next three years.
All $10 million will go
through the Economic Devel-
opment Authority, and will be
specifically allocated for fund-
ing public and non-profit edu-
cation and for recreation grants.
Seventy-five percent of the
money, or $7.5 million, will be
earmarked for education. The
remaining 25 percent, $2.5 mil-
lion, will be spent on recreation.
The $10 million figure was


generated based on the earlier
Mosaic agreement and the
amount of tons mined, less
adjustments for tangible taxes
and jobs created/extension.
CF is expected t6 mine 34
million, tons off its South
Pasture Extension, compared to
the 50 million tons Mosaic
expects to mine from its South
Fort Meade Mine Extension.
Mosaic paid $42 million in
its economic mitigation agree-
ment with the county.
Economic Development Di-
rector Bill Lambert said. he
equated that CF should pay 67
percent of what Mosaic paid,
based on the tons mined, which
came to $28 million.
CF was given downward
adjustments based on.it having
a beneficiation plant in Hardee
County and other considera-,
tions.
A $7 million adjustment was
given because of the tangible
taxes CF will pay over the life
See $10 MILLION 3A


2012-13 Taxes


Being Finalized


Local officials are wrapping
up the final figures and budgets
for the coming 2012-13 fiscal
year.
Following is a synopsis of
budgets for the state, county and
municipalities which affect
Hardee County residents.
SCHOOL BOARD
The School Board has already
Shad both its tentative and final
budget hearings and has adopted
a new budget of $59.2 million
and a millage rate of 7.654. The
budget dropped over $2 million
from the 2011-2012 budget, but
the millage increased because of
a state requirement to adjust
local effort funding in order to
receive about $23 million in
state/federal grant money.
At the final budget hearing on
Sept. 6, there was no public
comment. The millage and bud-
get were approved on a 3-0
vote, with Mildred Smith,
Teresa Crawford and Paul
Samuels voting for it. Board
members Jan Platt and Thomas
Trevino did not attend the budg-
et hearing.
INDIGENT BOARD
The Hardee County Indigent
Board, which approves hospital
care bills for local residents
unable to pay them, held its final
public hearing on Tuesday after-
noon.


The budget is capped at
$500,000, which results in a
small millage decease from
.36320 to .36012.
HARDEE COUNTY
The Hardee County Com-
mission passed its tentative
budget at the initial hearing on
Sept. 11. The final public hear-
ing is Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 6
p.m. in commission chambers,
Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula.
The total proposed budget is
$51,130,826, up $1,171,995
from the 2011-12 fiscal year.
The millage rate remains at
8.5540, the same it has been in
recent years. If the county had
used the rollback rate, or what it
would take to raise the same
amount of ad valorem income as
last year, there would have been
a slight millage increase.
The tentative budget was
passed on a 4-1 vote, with
Commissioner Grady Johnson
voting against the millage rate
and proposed budget. He said
after the meeting that he felt the
budget was too high and could
be reduced without reducing
services.
WAUCHULA
The Wauchula City Com-
mission approved the 2012-13
budget at its first hearing on
See 2012-13 TAXES 2A


Wildcats Ready

To Claw Bruins

. Story 1B


Herald-Advocate


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2A The Herald-Advocate, September 20, 2012


The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
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Publisher/Editor
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Some 40 percent of rural residents in the U.S. are obese, com-
pared with 33 percent of urban residents in 2005-2008, reported a
study from University of Kansas and University of Florida.
Factors included being married, being African-American, and
consuming a higher daily calorie intake or a,higher percentage of
calories from fat. Heavy meals and limited access to healthy foods
are common in rural areas, reported UF.
Researchers also said rural residents have higher rates of
chronic disease and premature death and poorer access to health
care services. The 2010 U.S. Census showed nearly 60 million peo-
ple, or 19 percent of the population, live in rural areas.

Congratulations to the FSU Seminoles and the UF Gators for
their impressive wins last weekend.

Rev. Jay Dennis, pastor of Lakeland's First Baptist Church at
the Mall, has developed a guidebook and Internet site to help
Christian men battle and overcome the habit of watching pornog-
raphy. His efforts may be adopted and promoted by the Southern Comp
Baptist Convention, reported Gary White of the Lakeland Ledger Cavaz
Sept. 15. .
Dennis believes over half of Christian men have viewed
pornography within the past weeksciting a 1996 survey of Promise
Keepers. He cited a survey by the Pink Cross Foundation that 54
percent of pastors had viewed Internet pornography within the past
year.
"Pornography is the new pink elephant in the church," said
Rev. Dennis, adding Internet porn has spawned a "bubonic plague" .
that threatens churches. His guidebook is "Porn Free From A to Z."
The website is onemillionmenpornfree.com. He feels this sin is
very sensitive to bring up but must be brought to light to help men.
Over 1,300 men in his church's 10,000 member congregation
have signed commitment cards now posted on a church lobby wall.

Congratulations to retired movie actor Kirk Douglas, 95, for
his pledge to donate $10 million to his wife Anne's center for
homeless women in Los Angeles.

The Bread Board Restaurant in Wauchula is closed for a few
days of remodeling and will soon re-open as Wildcat Grill, said
owner Camil Camili. There will be a new menu along with televi-
sions, beer, wine, etc.
He and his wife have three children in the local school system.
He works hard, wants to serve the county and be able to make a liv-
ing

The Hardee High Wildcats will host Bradenton Bayshore for
homecoming Friday night. Here's hoping the' 1-2 Cats can have a
successful season as district play begins.
Last week special teams gave up two touchdowns in a 14-12
loss to Sebring.

There has been cooler weather and lots of rain lately. Gas Aspiri
prices have climbed to $3.70 a gallon, the stock market is doing Zamo
well, the presidential race is in full force, and there is a lack of
peace and goodwill in parts of the world. TEA






FNL: Flash Back


To The 1980s!


Main Street in Wauchula will
be bustling with residents and
visitors happily reminiscing
about the 1980s this Friday
night.
A live band, Pushin' Eightiez,
will set the tune for people of all
generations to enjoy.
And, of course, Main Street
Wauchula Inc. will be hosting
this flashback that is occurring
at the monthly Friday Night
Live event, from 6 until 9 p.m.
downtown.
Show up sporting your '80s
neon and prepare for a good
time.
As with every Friday Night
Live, downtown businesses will
be keeping their doors open to
allow for after-hours shopping
and dining. An '80s inspired lip-
sync contest will be held on the
east side of Main Street, across
U.S. 17. The contest will be
open for all to participate in! To


sign up, e-mail your name and
the song you'd like to perform
to mainstreetwauchulainfo@-
gmail.com.
There will be a Jazzercise set
and demonstration, and all the
'80s music you love!
Main Street Wauchula Inc.
also is requesting the presence
of all Hardee Senior High
School alumni, and will provide
special recognition for the grad-
uating classes of the 1980s. Do
not miss out on this opportunity
to reconnect with your high
school peers!
'Children will be entertained
with a bounce house and inflat-
ables as parents socialize and
enjoy the live band, lip sync
contest and downtown shop-
ping.
The '80s decade was a time
of boomboxes, VHS and cas-
sette tapes. Join in the fun of
the flashback!


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

S NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Prod. Manager

'41roN 3 Phone: (863) 773-3255

Fax: (863) 773-0657


of the fire.
Crews cleared the scene at
3:46 p.m. with no injuries
reported. The restaurant was
j closed for one day following
the fire.
The cause of the fire was list-
ed as undetermined.


11 S. 7t Ave

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,-, 4-71 281 2 STAKXES
Continued From 1A
Sept. 10. The final public hear-
Sing is Monday, Sept. 24, at 5:05
S p.m., following a special meet-
ing at 4:30 p.m. to award bids
for restoration of the Wauchula
Historic Depot.
Wauchula's $17,413,939
budget for the new fiscal year
is based on the same millage
rate it has had for several years,
5.6485. The commission did
not opt to increase millage to
the 5.7252 roll-back rate neces-
sary to raise the same amount of
property taxes as this year, opt-
ing instead to balance its budg-
et on available revenue.

BOWLING GREEN
Bowling Green held its first
public budget hearing on Sept.
10 and will hold the final hear-
ing next Monday, Sept. 24, at 6
p.m. in commission chambers,
104 E. Main Street.
The $2,217,909 budget is
based on the same 7.25 millage
rate that the city has had for
several years. It includes about
a three percent increase in
sewer, water and garbage fees.
RIA TRUJILLO
an, Arissa ZOLFO SPRINGS
In its first public hearing this
past Monday night, the town of
: Zolfo Springs lowered itsmiill-
7 age rate for property owners
there. For the first time in years,
the rate will not be 9.0. Instead,
S taxpayers will benefit from the
reduced rate of 8.5540.
That will help fund a budget
of $2,220,809.
Public safety comes in at
$120,558, water at $498,678,
wastewater at $1.03 million,
and transportation at $201,920,
among other categories.
The second, and final, public
hearing is this coming Monday.
night at 6.

SWFWMD
The Southwest Florida Water
Management District has set a
$159,057,523 General Fund'
budget for the upcoming fiscal
year. It held its first public
hearing on Sept. 11. The final
public hearing is Tuesday, Sept.
25, at 6 p.m. in the Tampa
office, 7601 U.S. 301 N. Tampa
Ave.
With land/water acquisition.
and capital projects, the total
h, Sarah budget is over $238' million for
ara the 16 counties in the district,
which includes Hardee County.
The district will continue the
saie mfiillage "'as this year,
.392'0. '
., .. This report was compiled by
S staff writers Michael Kelly,
Maria Trujillo, Cynthia Krahl
and Joani Seaman.





Fire Closes

Restaurant

For 1 Day

By MARIA TRUJILLO
For The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
was dispatched at 1:38 p.m. last
Wednesday for a structure fire
at the Pizza Hut in Wauchula.
According to Interim Chief
Robert Clayton, the fire was
inside the wall near the
entrance.
He went on to say that people
in the restaurant noticed smoke
ero, Maria inside the building and also in
the attic space. When they
could not determine where the
smoke was coming from,
HCFR was called.
By the time the crew arrived,
everyone in the restaurant had
been evacuated.
According to a press release
from public information officer
S. ....... Alyssa Henderson', a small fire
was showing on the exterior
wall when the fire crew arrived.
After a "walk around" by the
incident commander, no interior
fire was found.
The crew quickly shut off the
electricity and propane to the
building, and then easily extin-
guished the fire. The State Fire
Marshal's Office was then
called to investigate the cause


PHOTOS BY MA
Hoping to become Junior Class Sweetheart (from left) are Lacey McClenitha
Camel and Katie Smith.


eating to be Sophomore Class Sweetheart are (from left) Alex Ullric
os and Kimberly Derringer


'ng to become Freshman Class Sweetheart are (from left) Cecilia Lucate
ra and Emily Bennett.


CHER APPRECIATION


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Cracker Trail Museum curator Marlene Hyde hosted the first Teacher Appreciation Day
at the museum on Sept. 4. Teachers and other school personnel were able to attend
from 3 to 5 p.m. and have some time to unwind and participate in a scavenger hunt,
eat some delicious snacks and receive prizes that were donated by Mosaic. Being a
former teacher of 28 years, Hyde wanted to express her appreciation for the work
teachers do. Three people earned $25 gift cards from Wal-Mart while another took
home the grand prize of an iPad. Regan Davenport from North Wauchula Elementary,
Superintendent David Durastanti and Director of Exceptional Student Education Teresa
Hall won gift cards, while Kayton Nedza, Outdoor Classroom teacher, won the iPad.


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September 20, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3A


that the setback created in 2007
was imposed to protect the
future planned developments on
the "Rural Center" and not the
rehabilitation facility.
Commissioner Rick Knight
was the lone vote to deny CF's
application.
Nick Katzaras, CF's general
manager of the Hardee Phos-
phate Complex, told the com-
mission the company agreed to
accelerate the mining schedule
around the setback to lower the
impact to the FINR property.
Katzaras said mining within
the setback area could be com-
pleted within two. years after
mining began, and it would be
reclaimed immediately.
Mining is scheduled to begin
in the'setback in 2016 and com-
pleted by 2018. The berms
would stay in place until 2032-
2040.
The County Commission
Chambers was packed again
last Thursday as supporters of
both sides filled the room and
spilled into the hallways well
before the continued hearing
began at 3 p.m.
At the initial hearing on Aug.
30, CF and FINR were given a


of the mine extension of 10
years, which lowered the total
to $21,055,722.
An $8.4 million adjustment
was given as a job creation/-
extension credit, for the 84
direct jobs associated with the
beneficiation plant and em-
ployed for an additional 10
years that the extension will
extend the life of the mine. That
lowered the total owed to
$12,655,722.
A final adjustment was given
because of the revenue the
county receives in fuel taxes
from the fueling station at CF's
facility in Fort Green. That rev-
enue is about $110,000 per year,
which was multiplied by the 10
years and totaled $1.1 million.
Once that figure was deduct-
ed, it left the final number at
$11,555,722, to be paid to the
county over a 10-year period.
CF, however, agreed to pay
the entire amount within three
years, and was given a credit of
$1,555,722 for making acceler-
ated payments, bringing the
total down to the final number
of $10 million.
Other non-monetary eco-
nomic development contribu-
tions by CF were also part of
the agreement.
CF has agreed to continue to
take the treated wastewater
from the city of Wauchula and
Hardee County until the compa-
ny is finished mining.


chance to state their positions
and present experts to testify on
the effects on mining near a
rehab facility. At Thursday's
hearing, both sides were
allowed to cross examine those
witnesses. Public testimony
also was allowed before each
side gave a closing argument.
Katzaras asked the board to
"not take away our right to
mine 600 acres that we pur-
chased before 2007."
He said the company
changed the proposed mine
plan at the request of county
staff to lower the impact to
FINR, at great costs to his com-
pany.
Ed de la Parte, the lawyer
Representing FINR, urged the
board not to allow mining with-
in the setback. He said CF could
not guarantee when mining
would begin or be finished in
the area.
He also said mining so close
to the property line would nega-
tively affect current and future
FINR patients.
He said FINR is a private
placement facility and clients
can leave at any time, and
potential patients may choose


CF will also give contribu-
tions or funds from the sale of
aquifer recharge and recovery
recharge credits as allowable by
law and not in conflict with
CF's normal water needs or
normal business operations.-
CF agreed to reclaim the land
in the "setback area" surround-
ing the current Rural Center
land use designation in a man-
ner that is consistent with and-
complementary to such land
uses, with the intended purpose
of creating "park like" settings.
CF will maximize sand tail-
ings reclamation along County'
Road 663 to facilitate future
development of, compatible
land uses and to create conser-
vation easements along Trou-
blesome Creek.
CF will work with the coun-
ty to recruit suitable businesses
and industry opportunities.
The county has agreed to
facilitate the development of a
plant to process phosphate
"reject rock" and ore into mar-
ketable phosphate products and
by-products, including consid-
eration of land use/zoning mod-
ifications.
CF will also provide the
county with a $2 million per-
formance bond or other guaran-
tee to, indemnify the Board of
County Commissioners if it is
sued over issuance of the permit
or mining inside the "setback
area,."


not to come to the facility
because of the nearby mining
activity.
"His business depends on his
facility being an attractive envi-
ronment," de la Parte said.
CF said in its. closing argu-
ments that FINR owner Joe
Brennick stated at a commis-
sion meeting in 2007 that he did
not have a problem with CF
mining within, 50 feet of his
property line.
CF's lawyer said the compa-
ny wanted this county to pros-
per and have the employment
that both companies offer.
During the public comment
portion of the meeting many
citizens got up and supported
both sides.
Dennis Mader, executive
director of People Protecting
Peace River, said the hearing
has been fixated on a very nar-
row issue from an environmen-
talist standpoint and the total
impacts of phosphate mining.
Mader said the creeks and
rivers in Hardee County are its
greatest assets, and should be
protected along with the native
soils.
Speaking in favor of FINR at
the meeting were: Dr. Diego
Fallon, Dennis Mader, Frank
Kirkland, Steven Harrell, Tami
Halstead, CoRonda McLeod ,
Ernest Graham, Timothy
Bryant, Lori Bryant and
Christine Edwards.
Speaking in favor of CF
were: Ken Sanders, Rilla
Cooper, Danny Skitka, Jose
Torres, Bob Kinsey, Mary
Hartney, Sam Rawls, Michelle
Polk and Terry Worthington.
Benny Hash spoke about the
importance of protecting prop-
erty rights, but did not take a
side for either company.
After finishing the public
comment, the Planning &
Zoning Board had some discus-
sion before voting.
Chairman Mike Thompson
said the issues should have been
settled in 2007 when the set-
back was created.
Mark White said he drove to
Mosaic's Wingate Creek Mine,
and there is a constant nose
that comes from a mine.
Gordon Norris said the Rural
Town Center was created in
2007 with long-range plans in
mind.
Roger Conley said he could
not believe CF and FINR didn't
work out a compromise on their
own, without putting the boards
in this position.
Conley then made a motion
for denial that was seconded by
White.
Conley, White, Thompson,
Rafael Arce, John Deer, Norris
and Shawna Lambert voted to
deny the project, and only
Oscar Ortiz voted to in favor of
CF.
The County Commission
then took that majority-vote
recommendation under consid-
,eration, and began debating the
issue.
Commissioner Sue Birge said


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PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Two people were injured Monday afternoon in a crash on State Road 64 east of
Wauchula. Hardee County Fire-Rescue was dispatched to the scene at 3:27 p.m. One
person from each Vehicle was transported to Florida Hospital Heartland in Sebring. No
further information was available from the Florida Highway Patrol by press time.


she did not have a problem with
mining in part of the setback,
but she had reservations about
the portions closest to FINR
facilities.
Birge then introduced the
idea of raising the berm height
from 10 feet to 15 feet in that
area, to provide FINR extra pro-
tection.
Dale Johnson said he had a
dragline mine within 500 feet of
his house years ago. "It did not
significantly impact me, but I
knew it was there," he said.
He suggested letting CF and
FINR have more time to work
this out on their own. "I think
one side is as stubborn as the
other," he concluded.
Rick Knight said the com-
mission needed to vote one way
.or the other, and said no matter
what the vote is, some company
is not going to get its way.
Grady Johnson said the set-
back was based on Brennick
building the town center and
not protecting the rehab facility.
"I think we should wave the
setback and hold CF's feet to
the fire as far as getting in and
out quickly and doing what they
promised," he said.
Dale Johnson agreed the set-
back was intended to protect the
proposed development.
Grady Johnson said Hardee
County could lose either way if
one of these businesses was
negatively affected by the deci-
sion.
Then, saying that based on
the fact the setback was
imposed for building 'the town
center and nothing has been
done, he made a motion to
approve Resolution 12-21 and
the alternative setback as pro-
posed by CF.
Dale Johnson seconded the
motion.
Knight voted, to deny CF's
application while Grady
Johnson, Dale Johnson, Minor
Bryant and Birge voted in favor
of CF.
As part of the extension
approval, CF agreed to pay the
county $10 million in economic
mitigation money that will be
used to improve education and
recreation in the county. (See
related story.)
After the vote allowing CF to
mine within the setback,
Brennick said, "FINR is deeply


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.that this decision to dig on the
setback .endangers our pa-.
tients," he continued.
"We are also considering the
option of moving the entire
facility to ensure the safety and
well-being of FINR's patients.
Unfortunately, that would effec-
tively displace 600 employees.
"We firmly believe that this.)
decision by the county is detri-
mental to the patients at FINR,
as well as the residents of
Hardee County and the local
economy," Brennick concluded.


THE BOTTOM LINE
This year the total tax rate of all taxing authorities increased
by .27 percent.
The Indigent Health Care Board adopted the roll-back millage
rate, which is the millage rate that will generate the same funding
level as the previous year. The Board of County Commissioners,
city of Bowling Green and the city of Wauchula are proposing to
levy the same millage rates as the prior year.
The town of Zolfo Springs decreased its millage rate, from
9.00 mills to 8.554 mills (the same millage rate as the county).
The School Board's overall millage rate increased, from' 7.604
mills: to 7.654 mills. ..
The Southwest Florida Water Management District is propos-
ing to levy a millage rate of .3928 (39 cents per $1,000 in value).



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disappointed in the decision by
the Hardee County Board of
Commissioners. Unfortunately,
the commission came to this
conclusion, only after the mines
promised to dedicate $10 mil-
lion to the county. This is after
years of CF Industries neglect-
ing the community and not
being good corporate citizens,
whereas FINR employs 600
people and has always con-
tributed to the local economy.
"We are carefully considering
appealing the ruling, as we feel


$10 MIlLION
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This agreement is subject to final

approval by.the County Commission

tonight (Thursday) at 6.


Hardee County Alliance ..


for Substance Abuse and


Pregnancy Prevention Coalition











Got Drugs?















Presented by coalition partners in conjunction with the
DEA's National Take Back Initiative

Bring unwanted or expired Human & Pet Medications to any of the

following locations for safedisposal:


Hardee County Sheriff's Office 900 East Summit Street, Wauchula


* Bowling Green Police Department. 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green


Zolfo Springs Substation 104 Fifth Street East, Zolfo Springs
(Old Police Department)

Wauchula Police Department @ Hardee County Health Dept.-

115 K D Revell Road, Wauchula

Please secure all medications in a clear air-tight sealed plastic bag.

For more information, please call Hardee County Alliance
'for Substance Abuse and Pregnancy Prevention,
Suzanne Lambert Coalition Coordinator at

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DONALD CLARK ROGERS
Donald Clark Rogers, 86,
of Fort Meade, passed away
at his home, Sunday, Sept.
16, 2012 of heart failure.
Mr. Rogers was born in
Clarksburg, W. Va., on Sept.
17, 1925, and moved to Fort
Meade from Haines City in
1962. He was a retired bank
president with Flagship Bank
and Sun Trust Bank in Fort
Meade, Fort Myers and
Punta Gorda.
Mr. Rogers was a member
of Christ Church Episcopal
in Fort Meade, where he
served as treasurer and also
held many positions in the
church locally and in the
Episcopal Diocese. He was a
WW II, U. S. Navy veteran,
serving in the South Pacific.
"M~'f -Rogers -was instru"-
mental in, helping organize
the building of the new Frank
S. Battle football field in Fort
Meade. He was also a mem-
ber of the Florida Flywheel-
ers, Lions Club and Florida
Bankers Association.
He graduated from
Bridgeport High School in
Bridgeport, W. Va., Class of
1943. He then went on to
graduate from Potomac State
College in West Virginia, and
also West Virginia Wesleyan
State College in Buckhan-
non, W. V., where he played
football and graduated in the
Class of 1950. Mr. Rogers
also furthered his education,
graduating from The School
of Banking of the South.
Mr. Rogers was preceded
in death by his stepson,
William G. Trask; two sis-
ters; and a brother.
He is survived by his wife,
Janet Hartsaw Rogers of Fort
Meade; daughters Katherine.
R. Newell and husband
Bruce of Lakeland, Ann R.
Myers and husband John of
Amelia Island, and Sue R.
Hunter and husband Steve of
Bartow, and their mother,
Pauline Carland of Lakeland;
step-children 'Jane T. Ganey
of Lake Placid, Donald A.
Trask and wife Donna of
Seminole, and Kenneth E.
Trask and wife Karen of
Fort Myers; daughter-in-law
Mary Trask of Bartow; moth-
er-in-law Mae Hartsaw of
Bartow; brother-in-law Bob
Hartsaw of Jacksonville, Ala;
grandchildren Kimberly
Waller, Joshua Townsend,
Matt Ganey, Brad Ganey,
Shannon Ganey, Austin
Trask, Aubrey Trask, Aman-
da Trask, Ashley Trask, Jef-
frey Trask and Ryan Trask;
and great-grandchildren Ma-
kenzie Ganey and Makabe
Ganey.
Memorial services will be
held at 11I a.m. on Friday,
Sept. 21, 2012, at Christ
Church Episcopal, 1 N.
Cleveland Ave.., Fort Meade,
with the Rev. James Mc-
Connell officiating. In lieu of
flowers, those wishing may
make contributions to Christ
Church Episcopal or Corn-
erstone Hospice.
Condolences may be sent to
the family at www.han-
cockfh.com.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


FUNERAL NOTICE
David Tilyou, 77, of Lake-
land, died on Saturday, Sept.
15,2012.
A memorial service will be
held Satuiday, Sept. 22, at 10
a.m. at First United Methodist
Church, 72 Lake Morton Drive,
Lakeland.




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HARVEY
GRANTHAM
Harvey Grantham, 88, of
Bowling Green, died on
Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, at
Good Shepherd Hospice in
Sebring.
Born on Nov. 24, 1923, at
eneva,"'Afr.,-he came -to"
Hardee County in 1948 from
Highlands County. He was a
World War II veteran, serving
in the U.S. Army in the cam-
paigns of Rome-Arno, Norm-
andy, Northern France, Rhine-
land, Ardennes and Central
Europe. He was a supervisor
for Mobil Mining. He was a
charter member of the
Wauchula Hills Baptist
Church and taught Sunday
School there for'many years.
He was preceded in death
by his mother, Bettie Clide
Grantham; father Harvey A.
Grantham; brother' Benny
Clyde Grantham; and sisters
Annie Laura Shields and
Mary Pauline Grantham.
Survivors include his wife,
Evie Grantham, of Bowling
Green; step-mother Willie
Kate Grantham of Sebring;
two sons and daughters-in-
law Audie and Joann Gran-
tham, and Alton and Meagen
Grantham, all of Bowling
Green; two daughters and
sons-in-law, Cathy and Alan
Tish of Bowling Green, and
April and LaRon Rogers of
Wauchula; three brothers and
sisters-in-law, Roy Calvin and
Margaret Grantham of North
Carolina, Tommy Ray and
Glory Grantham of Crystal
River, and Jack and Gloria
Grantham of Oklahoma; four
sisters and three brothers-in-
law, Syble Maxine Byrd of
Orlando, Nancy Ruth and
Sydney Davis of Avon Park,
Ethel and Dennis Fuller of
Lake Placid, and Betty Jean
and Fred Jones of Sebring;
seven grandchildren; three
great-grandchildren; and
many nieces and nephews.
Visitation was Saturday,
Sept. 15, 2012, at Mt. Pisgah
Baptist Church from 10 to 11
a.m. Services were at 11 a.m.
with the Rev. Buddy Rogers
officiating. Internment fol-
lowed at Mt. Pisgah Cem-
etery.
In lieu of flowers, dona-
tions may be made to Good


Shepherd Hospice, 1110
Hammock Road, Sebring, FL
33870.
Expressions of comfort may
be made at robartsfh.com.


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VELVA LEE
DETERS
Velva Lee Deters, 85, of
Wauchula, passed away on
Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012.
She was born on March 30,
1927, in Bowling Green, and
had been a lifelong resident of
Hardee County. She lived in
the College Hill community
for many years and worked
for Peace River Cooperative
from 1950 to 1978. Velva
enjoyed the citrus industry,
especially growing oranges.
She was a member of the First
United Methodist Church of
Bowling Green.
Velva was preceded in
death by her husband Jerry
Deters; her parents Elmer and
Belle Whitfield Parrish; and
one sister Fayetta Bryan and
husband Edward.
She is survived by one
daughter, Diane Chancey and
husband Earl of Lake Placid;
one sister, Peggy Helms and
husband George of
Wauchula; two grandchil-
dren, Clay Clancey and wife
Kim, and LeAnne Buzzard
and husband Jeff; four great-
grandchildren, Shelby, Al-
essa, Cole and Brett; and two
nieces and two nephews.
Visitation was from 10 to
10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept.
12, 2012, in the Chapel of
Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral
Home, 404 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula.
Services followed the visi-
tation at 10:30 a'm. with
Pastor Amy Harper of First
.United Methodist-Church of-
Bowling Green officiating.
Burial followed in Paynes
Creek Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be
made at PongerKays-
Grady.com.
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JEWEL TAYLOR
NOBLES ENGLISH
Jewel Taylor Nobles En-
glish, 70, of Wauchula,
passed 'away on Thursday,
Sept. 13, 2012, in Sebring.
She was born Sept. 18,
1941, in Lake Dale and has
been a lifetime resident of
Hardee County. Jewel was of
the Baptist faith. She was a
member of the Elks and the
Women of the Moose. She
loved to cook for family and
friends.
She was preceded in death
by, her beloved husband
Mearl B. Nobles; two sons,
Dennis R. Nobles and Benny
Nobles; and two grandsons,
Douglas Chambers and
Robbie Nobles.
Jewel is survived by two
daughters, Susan Croy and
husband Kenny of Sebring,
and Gina Mitchell of Or-
lando; three brothers, Jesse
Taylor, Odell Taylor, and
Richard Taylor and wife
Linda, all of Wauchula; seven
grandchildren, Roy Cham-
bers, Nicky Chambers, Cyndi
Nobles, Karrie Dudek, Ra-
cheal Dudek, Randy Dudek
and Trey Croy; and 12 great-
grandchildren.
Visitaion was 4 to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at
Ponger-Kays-Grady Funeral
Home, 404 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula.
Services were Monday,'
Sept. 17, 2012, at 2 p.m. in
the Chapel of Ponger-Kays-
Grady' Funeral Home with
Pastor Joey Taylor officiating.
Burial followed in Fort Green
Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be
made at PongerKays-
Grady.com.
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Winnie B. Moody, 83, of
Lakeland. died on Monday,
Sept. 17, 2012, at St. Petersburg
General Hospital.
She was born in Bartow, on
April 17, 1929, and moved to
Lakeland from Miami in the
early 1980s. She formerly lived
in Fort Meade for many years
and was a retired telephone
supervisor with Southern Bell
Telephone. She was a graduate
of Summerlin Institute in Bar-
tow and also worked at the Polk
County Courthouse as a recep-
tionist.
She is survived by her sons,
Dennis Moody and wife Eileen
of Fort Meade, and Buddy
Moody and wife Diane of St.
Petersburg; brother Jim Brad-
ford, of Smyrna, Tenn.; five
grandchildren; and two great-
grandchildren.
Visitation is 10 to 11 a.m. on
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, at
Hancock Funeral Home in Fort
Meade, where services will be
in the funeral home chapel at 11
a.m. Interment will follow in
Bethlehem Cemetery.
Arrangements are by Han-
cock Funeral Home of Fort
Meade.

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JACKIE WILLIAMS
Jackie Williams, 65, of
Wauchula, died on Tuesday,
Sept. 11, 2012, at Blake
Medical Center in Bradenton.
He was born on Jan. 7,
1947, in Hardee County and
was a lifelong resident. He
was a cattle rancher and mem-
ber of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula.
Survivors include his wife,
Carol Williams, of Wauchula;
daughter Jackie Lynn Bandy
and husband Ricky of Zolfo
Springs; sister Norma Jean
Gough of Melbourne; and
four grandchildren,' Kelly
Peeples and husband Justin,
Kristen Lynn Cumbee, Lacey
Blake Cumbee and Cody
Lamar Cumbee.
Graveside services were
held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept.
14, 2012, at Oak Grove
Cemetery, Doyle Carlton III
officiating.
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Firefighters Complete


Propane
Hardee County Fire-Rescue
and Coker Fuel have teamed up
to provide a Propane Emergency
Training course for local fire-
fighters and law-enforcement
officers, and for surrounding
fire departments.
The course was held at the
Hardee County Agri-Civic
Center from Tuesday, Sept.- I1,
through Thursday, Sept. 13, with
morning and afternoon sessions
to allow flexibility for other
department's schedules.
The course was taught by Carl'
Weeks with Propane Environ-
mental Services, and the pro-
pane- equipment was provided
by Coker Fuel.
The course outlines the histo-
ry of propane and industry safe-


SSafety
ty initiatives as well as the latest
standards, codes, and regula-
tions, bulk transportation and
bulk storage, equipment dem-
onstrations and much more.
Propane gas is widely used
throughout this county as well
as throughout the nation. Ac-
cording to the National Propane
Gas Association, propane is
used by more than 14 million
families in and around their
homes and businesses, and by
more than 660,000 farmers to
run irrigation pumps as well as
other equipment.
"This course gives our fire
personnel and law enforcement
personnel valuable knowledge
and experience with common
propane emergency scenarios,


Course
and we really appreciate Coker
Fuel sponsoring this training
event" says Interim Fire Chief
Robert Clayton.
The Propane Emergency
Training course is recognized
by the State Fire College and
Bureau of LP Gas. It provided
firefighters and the fire inspec-
tor with four credit hours
toward'the 40 credit hours they
need every three years to renew
their'certificates with the State
Marshal's Office.
For, more information on
Hardee County Fire-Rescue,
contact Al) sa' Henderson at
773-4362. For. more informa-
tion on Coker iFuel; call773-
4172.


.COURTESY PHOTOS
Carl Weeks with Propane Environmental Services teaches a class on propane emer-
gencies at the Agri-Civic Center.


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Gerald Haake with Coker Fuel shows the class members where the shutoff valves are
on Coker Fuel's propane trucks.


'We Made Up Our

Own Games To Play'


By CLARISSA AGUILAR
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Q: What is your name and birth-
date?
A: Ernesto Aguilar; Jan. 18, 1955.
Q: Where were you born?
A:
Matamos,
Mexico. ,, ti..
Q: How "'. ..
long did- I
you live there?
A: I came to Florida when I was 7
months old. I became a legal permanent
resident in 1955. Then I became natu-
ralized in 2008.
Q: How many siblings do you
have?
A: Six brothers and seven sisters.
Q: Where did you go to school?
A: Hardee County schools.
Q: How did you get there?
A: I walked to school. It took about
20 minutes.
Q: What kind of grades did you
have?
A: I had good grades in school.
Q: How long did you go?
A: I went to school until the ninth


Jq~dU


grade.
Q: Did you work before 18?
A: We went to Michigan and picked
apples, tomatoes, cherries, raspberries
until 1969. Then went up North. When
we came back, we picked oranges,
lemons and grapefruit, every year.
Q: What was your first job?
A: By the age of 18, I worked at the
sanitation departmentfor three years.
Then I advanced to the electrical
department in the city of Wauchula,
which I started in 1974.
Q: What did you do for fun?
A: We played baseball and soccer at
the house. Also we rode bikes and went
fishing sometimes.
Q: How has theworld changed?
A: There is more technology. Back
'then there weren't any iPods or mp3's.
We made up our own games to play.
Back In Time is the result of a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High School. Each
student is asked to interview an older
person. Selected interviews are pub-
lished here as an encouragement to the
students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.

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SFSC Highlands Campus

600 West College Drive, Avon Park


Join South Florida State College as we celebrate the college's expanded
mission. Learn more about the SFSC Bachelor of Applied Science in
Supervision and Management degree and our plans for the future.


Help us dedicate a time capsule and raise the SFSC flag at the flagpoles in
front of Building C-1. Afterwards, join us in Building B, the Catherine P.
Cornelius Student Services" and Classroom Complex, to learn more about
college programs and services and enjoy refreshments. Take tours of the
Highlands Campus, where you will meet our instructors and students and
view our educational facilities.


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For more information about the
SFSC Open House Celebration, call 784-7250.

For information about college programs, call 453-6661, 773-2252,
465-5300, or 494-7500 or visit the website www.southflorida.edu.


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& Cheese Sandwhich, Veggie
Cup, Pinto Beans, Juice,
Applesauce, Condiments and
Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Pop Tarts
Variety, Juice, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice,
Rolls, Mozz. Max Stix,
Pepperoni Pizza, Lettuce &
Tomato, Peaches, Peas &
Carrots, Juice Bar, Condiments
and Milk
TUESDAY


Wha'sFo


Inez Hill Still Active At 97


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Inez Hill, who lives at 4829
First Ave., may be the oldest
resident in Bowling Green at
age 97.
She was born Feb. 23, 1915,
in Palatka in Putnam County.
Her parents, William and Mary
Snelly, had five girls and five
sons. All but her are deceased.
In 1930 the family moved to
Bowling Green to earn money
picking strawberries. All the
kids had to work. She made
three cents a quart, or $1 for 33
quarts. At age 18 she married
Henry Hill, and they moved to a
rooming home and had two
daughters, Altermese and
Juanita.
Blacks could not attend high
school in Hardee back then,
Their closest high school was
Union Academy in Bartow.
Determined for her daughters
to graduate from high school,
the family moved to Jackson-
ville to live with one of Inez's
sisters. Inez worked at a laun-
dry. Both daughters graduated
from Standard High School,
and Juanita later graduated
from a college in New York.
Altermese, now deceased,
worked at a Post Office in New
York. Juanita was a teacher in
New York and now lives in
Bowling Green with her


mother.
Inez Hill said, "My people
were Christian people. We went
to Sunday School and church.
You made your children mind,
or there was a paddling the sec-
ond time. People were trying to
help children. You got another
spanking if you disrespected
others."
She believes "you can make
it if you try. Get an education.
Nobody can take it from you.
You can study when you go to
school and not party. You know
where you came from. Young
people should get married
before having children. Being
unmarried and having two of
three babies can hold you back.
"Leave drugs alone. That
stuff is no good. Some make it
and scme don't, Don't party
and stay out late and drop out of
school. Parents should stand
firm together."
In Putnam County Inez's
father had a garden. They sold
peppers and cucumbers. The
family had chickens and a milk
cow.
Inez believes "a full stomach,
is a full stomach, whether bacon
and eggs or shrimp. You can
live without shrimp."
On politics she believes peo-
ple "should work together.
Don't talk the other one down.
Everyone can make a mistake."


Photo By Jim Kelly
Inez Hill holds a plaque of.
honor and recognition re-
ceived from the Church of
God and True Holiness
Outreach in Bowling
Green.
Her husband died in 1988
after 55 years of marriage.
She believes in the impor-
tance of faith and God's help,
along with working hard, get-
ting an education and living
right. Her motto could be, "You
can make it if you try."
She believes her mother and
father taught their children a lot
with long conversations at the
dinner table.
She still drives to stores and
the church in her Chevrolet
Impala.


Volleyball Girls Battling


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
They are winning but they
sure aren't losing by much.
The Hardee volleyball teams
are playing tough every game,
but generally outnumbered in
experience and height. Only
three seniors are back from the
team which was District cham-
pions last season.
Hardee has not played any of
its district opponents yet this
season; Lake Wales, Teneroc
and Aubumdale are waiting in
the wings, but district games are
coming up shortly.
This week's only games are
on the road, at Sebring today
(Thursday). The JV plays are 6
p.m. and varsity about 7:30.
District competition starts
next week. After a trip to Frost-
proof on Monday, the girls are
at Lake Wales on Tuesday, but
come home to host Teneroc
next Thursday. In the week of
Oct. 1, there are games Monday
"at Lake Placid, and home games
on Tuesday vs. Lake Wales and
Thursday vs. Auburndale.


The Hardee girls have seen
limited action in the last two
weeks, playing at Avon Park on
Sept. 4 and at home vs. Sebring
on Sept. 11.
Competition against Avon
Park was keen. In the varsity
encounter, the Lady Devils won
the opening game 25-22. Senior
Katie Wheeler had five service
points, while Captain Emily
Albritton, Katie and Ana
Saldivar collected four service
points apiece for the Lady
'Cats. Also adding points and
getting in the action were
Bailey Carlton, Jessica "Bird"
Harrison, Gemi Saunders,
Jakaysha Lindsey and Desiree
Smith.
Hardee pushed through to
win game 2 by a score of 26-24.
Saldivar's seven service points
and six (including the game
winner) were by Carlton. Al-
britton added four, and Wheel-
er, Harrison, Saunders, Karlee
Henderson, Smith and Lindsey
also contributed to the win.
Avon Park claimed the final
two games in the best of five


series, winning game 3 by a
score of 25-13 and game 4 by
25-16. Albritton, Wheeler,
Saldivar and Carlton again
showed good serving.
The JV girls lost in Straight
sets in the best of three series
for the underclassmen. Neither
games were blowouts, as
Hardee lost 26-24 and 25-19.
Having a good outing were
Abigail Vargas, Destiny
Thompson, Courtney Richard-
son, Allison Smith,, Hannah
Grisinger, Brooke Dixon, Josie
Hancock, Senida Garcia,
Caryssa Johnson, Georgeann
Paris and Claudia Klein.
Hardee had a harder time on
Sept. 11 against the Lady Blue
Streaks of Sebring. The varsity
lost 25-16, 25-19, 25-22, while
the JV won its opener 25-21,
but lost the next two 25-21, 15-
11.
In the varsity games, Albrit-
ton led with 11, while Smith
and Harrison had nine service
points apiece. For the JV,
Thompson topped the team
with 18 service points in the
three games.


I I




During the past four years, spending on student instruction
was cut from $4,674 per student to $3,666, a 22% cut.
It's time we start managing public funds effectively.
It's time for positive change.

""Ak2Invsinga. Ein OIurCi& ldren's FuturU e "IL
Pd. ulAdv pad fs, nd pprvedby i hr aget(oIn)C rddttptitnl io


Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Biscuits,
Sausage Patty, Pineapple
Tidbits, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Corndog, Popcorn
Chicken, Cheese Pizza, Lettuce
& Tomato, French Fries,
Peaches, Condiments and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Cheese Grits, Buttered Toast,
Diced Pears, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti, Rolls,
Stacked Ham Sandwhich,
Pepperoni Pizza, Lettuce &
Tomato, Green Beans, Fruit
Cocktail, Condiments and Milk


THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Pancakes,
Juice, Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket, Bar-
B-Q Chicken on Bun, Cheese
Pizza, Corn, Lettuce & Tomato,
Fresh Whole Apples, Condi-
ments and Milk
'FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Cheese
Toast, Peaches, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Tacos, Toasted Ham
& Cheese, Cheese Pizza,
Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto Beans,
Juice, Applesauce, Condiments
and Milk


U.S. 17 To
Change Lanes
Construction staff advises
that the newly constructed
northbound lanes of U.S. will
open tomorrow (Friday).
While traffic shifts to the new
lanes front north of Golden
Oaks Road to the Zolfo
Springs city limits,,there will
..be. some lane closures dur-
ing striping of the highway.
Motorists are urged to watch
for flagmen during this pro-
cedure.
The current U.S. 17 lanes
will be closed until the sum-
mer of 2013, while they are
widened and reconfigured.

Bloodmobile
Coming Tuesday
The Florida Blood Centers
mobile unit will be at Florida
Hospital, 533 W. Carlton St.,
Wauchula, on Tuesday from
11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
; All blood drive participants
will receive a free T-shirt.
Participants are asked to
provide some kind of picture
identification.

HJHS Parent
Meeting Today
The Hardee Junior High
School is hosting its annual
Title 1 parent meeting today
(Thursday) in the auditorium
and will also hold an Open
House at 6 p.m.
The parent meetings are at
9 a.m. and again at 5:30 p.m.
to accommodate parents
who work. For more informa-
tion, call 7973-3147.


September 20, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Fort Green News
By Rilla Cooper
773-6710


SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Super
Donut, Orange Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Spicy Chicken Pattie
on Bun, Chicken & Rice, Peas &
Carrots, Tossed Salad, Beets,
Peaches, Cornbread, Condi-
ments and Milk
'TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Biscuit,
Sausage, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Chicken Pot Pie, French
Fries, Broccoli, Tossed Salad,
Cucumber & Tomato Salad,
Peaches, Biscuit, Condiments
and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese
Grits, Buttered Toast, Peaches,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Spaghetti & Meat Saucd,
French Fries, Green Beans,
yeggie Cup, Fruit Cocktail,
Tossed Salad, Rolls, Condi-
ments and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Oatmeal, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Pig in a Blanket, French
Fries, Baked Beans, Carrots,
Tossed Salad, Condiments and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Pineapple Chunks,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza,
Tacos, Mexican Rice, Pinto
Beans, Corn, Pineapple
Chunks, Juice, Tossed Salad,
Condiments and Milk
Individual menus are subject to
change.


Greetings from Fort Green!
Happy birthday wishes are
sent to Ronald Lambert, who
turns 85 today! He called me a
couple of weeks ago to give an
interesting update on Buck
Toole. Buck was in the Mer-
chant Marines back during
WWII. Ronald Lambert was in
line to be sworn in to the Army
in Atlanta when another person
nearby began talking.
As normal, one of the first
questions is where are you
from, and when Ronald an-
swered Wauchula the man,
Vernon Prescott from Orlando,
ask if he knew Bowling Green,
Buck Toole and Red Albritton.
Of course Ronald did, so the
man said one time when Japa-
nese subs were all around, the
Merchant Marines were to
deliver airplanes to the Flying
Tigers in Calcutta, India. Buck
and Red were part of the crew.
This was in 46-47 and after
they safely completed their mis-
sion and returned to the greal
USA, Secretary Burs came out
to the ship and gave every per-
son a medal. Prescott then went
on into the regular Army, and
probably never saw Buck or
Red again, but enjoyed telling
the story to Ronald. "Ain't it a
small world?"
A group of wonderful adults
'and youth turned, out early
Saturday morning to work on-
cleaning up the Methodist
Cemetery. CF had already com-
pleted a large portion of work
and our group worked until
noon. We got a lot accom-
nplished, and if you are in the
neighborhood go to the back of
the cemetery and 'notice the
west ditch. All the debris has
been moved and we sincerely
hope no one will throw trash in
it. The youth working were
Dustin, Tyler and Ciarra Smith
and their friend, Blane, Steven
and Joshua McQuaig, Kaitlyn
and Ken Odon, Kasie Powell,
Holly Brown, Kaylee Hogen-
auer, Hunter Davis and Dalton
Richey. After lunch, the youth
went to Brother A.O. Hendry's
home for swimming and a deli-
cious supper.
It was announced that Arthur
Womack was holding his own
but still sick. Wynell Davis is
-back in the.Sebring hospital.
Rafael Otero is'"dbing berrer
after his recent back surgery.
He is in St. Joseph's All Chil-


NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE

2000 FORD VIN: 1FMRE1121YHAO9295
Heartland Auto Clinic, 214 N. Fla. Ave,
Wauchula, FL 863-773-3779
The above named lienor claims a lien pursuant to FL
statute 713.585 on the above described motor vehicle
for repairs in the amount of $1166.60. The lien claimed
by the above named lienor is subject to enforcement
pursuant to FL statute 713.585 and unless said motor
vehicle is redeemed from the said lienor by payment as
allowed by law, the above described vehicle will be sold
to satisfy the lien at 8:00 a.m. on Oct 8, 2012, at the
above lienor address. The owner of the motor vehicle or
any person claiming interest in or lien thereon has a
right to a hearing at any time prior to the scheduled
date of sale by filing a demand for a hearing with the
clerk of the circuit court in the county in which the
motor vehicle is held by the lienor and by mailing copies
of the demand for hearing to all other owners and
lienors as reflected in notice. The owner of the vehicle
has a right to recover possession of the vehicle without
instituting, judicial proceedings by posting bond in
accordance with the provisions of FL statute 559.917
(Motor Vehicle Repair Act). Any proceeds from the sale
of the vehicle remaining after payment of the amount
Claimed to be due and owing to the lienor will be
deposited with the.clerk of the circuit Court for
disposition upon court order.
9:20p


RESOLUTION NO. 2012- 04

A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF BOWLING
GREEN, FLORIDA, SETTING THE TENTATIVE/FINAL MILLAGE RATE FOR THE
TENTATIVE/FINAL BUDGET FOR THE 2012-2013 TAXING YEAR PURSUANT TO
SECTION 200.065 (2) (d), FLORIDA STATUTES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, Section 200.065, Florida Statutes, sets out the method of fixing millage by
the governing body; and,

WHEREAS, by Section 200.065 (2) (d), Florida Statutes, it is necessary for the City of
Bowling Green, Florida to compute the tentative/final millage rate to be levied in relation
to the rolled-back rate computed pursuant to Section 200.065 (1), Florida Statutes; and,

WHEREAS, it is the desire under the laws of the State of Florida of the City of Bowling
Green to set the tentative/final millage rate to be used in computing the amount of ad val-
orem taxes to be raised to fund the final adopted budget; and,

WHEREAS, the City Commission of Bowling Green, Florida has held a public hearing on
the 10th day of September, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. on the adoption of the tentative/final millage
rate of 7.25 mills; and,

WHEREAS, the public notice to adopt the final millage rate and the final budget will be
advertised in the Herald-Advocate, a newspaper of general circulation in Hardee County,
Florida, to be held at 6:00 p.m. on September 24, 2012.
9:20c


dren Hospital in Tampa. Doris
Thornton is recovering from her
wrist surgery. Betty Waters'
great-granddaughter, Findlay, is
still in the hospital. J.W. Waite
is petty sick.
It was great to see Betty Ruth
and Clint Walker at church last
Sunday morning. She has been
unable to attend but really looks
well.
Our sincere sympathy is
extended to the family of Jackie
Williams. It was great to see so
many Florida cowboys at his
funeral dressed in the tradition-
al cowboy dress clothes, blue
jeans and white long-sleeved
shirt! Jackie joined the last
roundup recently and he will be
missed.
Sympathy is also extended to
the family of Jewel English.
Years ago, before Merle passed
away, Jewel and Merle Nobles
lived on 62 and considered Fort
Green home.
Rita and Byron Allison had
their twin granddaughters at
church last Sunday. They are
cute as a button and were prob-
ably visiting grandparents so
they could attend a birthday
party! Happy birthday wishes
are extended to Skylinn Powell,
who celebrated her first birth-
day with a Princess theme party.
Her proud parents are Mr. and
Mrs. Keith Powell.
Brother Steve and Tara had a
wonderful week-long cruise
recently celebrating their 30th
wedding anniversary. Best
wishes for many more.
Our avocado trees have pro-
duced so many avocados this
year, friends are getting tired of
them! We were not so fortunate
with the guava tree. I found one
and brought it in and it has
made the kitchen smell great!
Some people think they stink,
.but I guess you either love or
hate the odor. My dad used to
tell us there was a fruit that
smelled so bad, the cats stayed
busy burying them. That was
before we had ever seen a
guava!
The red-winged black birds
are back. My daughter, Avie
Eures, was saying there were so
many blackbirds in her yard and
she did not remember this from
years past. I assured her, they
come every-year and they do
make a racket.
Please pray for each other
and our nation.










8A The Herald-Advocate, September 20, 2012


From The Herald-Advocate


Golf G

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Both Hardee golf teams are
looking well.
The girls team, however, has
a problem with being able to
field a full team, while the boys
team has ample bodies and
experience.
Coach George Heine is get-
ting good performances out of
his squad. After an initial rain-
out and a split match on Sept. 4,
the Wildcats have continued to
rack up victories, sporting a 5-1
record by mid-September.
On the other hand, the girls
team has won when they have a
full squad with which to com-
pete. Coach Byron Jarnigan has
five juniors, but one has a col-
lege class and one a conflict
with her cheerleading schedule
on Thursday.
GIRLS
The girls opened on Aug. 30
at their home course, Torrey
Oaks, against Frostproof, but
had only two girls and automat-
ically lost.
On Sept. 6, the team traveled
to The Bluffs to challenge
DeSoto and won 237-277.
Kaitlan Shaw led Hardee home
with 49, followed by Brooke
Knight at 52, Courtney Al-
exander at 58 and Kate Thomas
with 78 in her first varsity out-
ing. Lacey McClenithan was
out at cheerleading.
The girls went to Lake Placid
on Sept. 11, coming home with
a 216-283 win in their collec-
tive pocket. McClenithan was
the team leader, carding 49, fol-
lowed by Knight at 53,
Alexander 54, Shaw at 50 and
Thomas improving to 70.
At the Sept. 13 match at the
Oakwood Course outside Lake


getting Stronger


Wales, Hardee again had only a
two girls. Alexander shot 52
and Thomas repeated at 70.
This week's matches were
both at home, against Sebring
on Tuesday, and against both
Lake Placid and Avon Park
today (Thursday).
Next week, it is a trip to River
Greens to take on Avon Park on
Tuesday and a home match
against DeSoto on Thursday.
The season wraps up with a
couple of road trips, Oct. 4 at
The Bluffs against DeSoto and
Oct. 9 against Sebring at Sun 'n
Lake.
The Class 1A District 16,
Region 6 tournament is the
week of Oct. 15, with competi-
tion from Sarasota Booker,
Sarasota Cardinal Money,
DeSoto, Lake Placid, Sarasota
Out-Of-Door Academy, Brad-
enton Southeast and Bradenton
St. Stephen's.
BOYS
After an Aug. 27 rainout, the
season began on Sept. 4 at Sun-
N-Lakes against Sebring and
Fort Meade. Hardee split with
them, losing to Sebring, 159-
175 and winning over Fort
Meade, which carded 2272.
Junior Brad Brewer led the field
with his first varsity victory
with a 40. Seniors Will Bennett,
with 43, and William Beattie
with 46, followed suit, and jun-
ior Eric Klein also came in
strong at 46.
From then on, it was victory.
On Sept. 6 the boys were on
'their home course at The Bluffs,
winning a tri-match. Hardee
came home at 159, with Frost-
proof at 164 and Palmetto 199.
This time, it was the senior
leadership which took the day,
with both Bennett and Beattie


shooting 37s. Beattie included
"two fine birdies" to take the
early lead in the birdies-made
category, commented Heine.
Senior Trenton Moon carded 43
and Klein came in with 42.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, at
home, Hardee won 167-179
over Lake Wales without "any
great individual scores." Ben-
nett came in at 40, junior Tyler
Hewett at 41, and Brewer and
Beattie both at 42
Last Thursday, Hardee was
home again, hosting Avon Park
in a 169-184 win. Bennett cir-
cled the course with 39, Hewett,
42, Beattie 43, and Brewer and
Moon both at 45. Beattie anoth-
er birdie to his collection, lead-
ing the team with three.
This week, it is another pair
of home events, Tuesday vs.
DeSoto, and today (Thursday)
against both Fort Meade and
Lake Placid.
Next week, it is home Tues-
day to face Port Charlotte and
DeSoto. Next Thursday, it a trip
to Lake Wales Country Club to
play Frostproof.
Moving into October, there
are three final matches. The
boys will participate in the day-
long Hawkins matches at Sun
'N Lakes on Oct. 1, play Lake
Wales on the road on Oct. 7 and
host a final match against
DeSoto at The Bluffs on Oct. 4.
There is a possible match on
Oct. 9 against Lake Placid,
whether home or away is not
yet determined.
In district competition the
week of Oct. 15, the Wildcats
will face the same opponents as
the girls, plus Bradenton Chris-
tian and Sarasota Christian
which have only boys squads.


Money is just the poor
man's credit card.
-Marshall McLuhan


EMORY C. "PINKY"
REDDICK
Emory C. "Pinky" Red-
dick, 88, of Wauchula, passed
away on Thursday, Sept. 13,
2012, at Florida Hospital in
Wauchula.
He was born March 31,
1924, in Millen, Ga., and
moved to Hardee County in
1960. He was a member of
First Baptist Church of Wau-
chula. Pinky faithfully served
this country during WWII in
the U.S. Navy.
After his service to his
country, he enrolled in col-
lege and became a proud
graduate of the University of
Georgia as a pharmacist.
After his graduation, Pinky
moved to Wauchula where he
owned and operated Red-
dick's Pioneer Pharmacy in
Wauchula for 20 years, and
worked as a pharmacist for 50
years.
He is survived by his
beloved wife, Carolyn Mon-
crief ,Reddick; two sons,
Robert C. Reddick and wife
Roni of Sumter, S. C., and
Lee C. Reddick and wife
Kortney of Wauchula; one
daughter, Vicki Felter and
husband John of Longwood;
and seven grandchildren,
Scott, Jason, Robin, Stacey,
Mandy, Rusty and Lilly.
Services will be at 6 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, in
the Chapel of Ponger-Kays-
Grady Funeral Home, located
at 404 W, Palmetto St.,
Wauchula, Military Honors
will be rendered by the
Hardee County Veterans
Honor Guard, Burial will be
private at Wauchula Cem-
etery.
On-line condolences may be
made at PongerKays-
Grady.com.
C0Poget-ko9ysg-kQody
Funeral Home &
Cremation Services
Wauchula


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THURSDAY, SEPT. 20
WHardee County Com-
mission, regular and zoning



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SUSAN DIANE HALL
Susan Diane Hall, 54, of
Wauchula, passed away on
Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2012, at
her home, surrounded by her
family.
She was born March 1,
1958, in Clewiston. She was a
lifelong resident of Hardee
County. She was a member of
Lake Dale Baptist Church and
enjoyed quilting, sewing, rid-
ing motorcycles with her hus-
band, researching genealogy
and antiquing.
Sue is survived by her
beloved husband, Gary Rich-
ard Hall of Wauchula; two
daughters, Kelly Sperry and
husband Lee of South
Carolina, and Melanie Du-
Bois and husband Sean of
Wauchula; two brothers,
David Scott Williams and
wife Michelle of Wetumpka,
Ala., and Mike Williams and
wife Linda of Land O'Lakes;
one sister, Phyllis Lambert of
Avon Park; three grandchil-
dren, Kinzee and Morgan
Sperry, and Debin DuBois;
and seven nieces and five
nephews.
Visitation will be 10 to 11
a.m. on Friday, Sept. 21,
2012, at Ponger-Kays-Grady
Funeral Home, 1404 W.
Palmetto St., Wauchula.
Services will follow the
visitation at 11 a.m. in the
Chapel of Ponger-Kays-
Grady Funeral Home with the
Rev. Albert Blum and Ken
Geren officiating. Burial will
follow in Bowling Green
Cemetery.
On-line condolences may be
made at PongerKays-
Grady.com.
Polngeut- ay- c QG itdy
Funeral Home &
Cremation Services
Wauchula
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meeting, Room 102, Court-
house Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St.,. Wauchula, 6
p.m.

MONDAY, SEPT. 24
*Wauchula City Com-
mission, City Hall, 225 E.
Main St., Wauchula, special
meeting on depot bids, 4:30
p.m. and final public budget
hearing; 5:05 p.m.
VBowling Green City
Commission, final budget
hearing, City Hall, 104 .E.
Main St., Bowling Green, 6
p.m.
VZolfo Springs Town
Commission, final budget
hearing, Town Hall, 3210
U.S. 17 North, Zolfo Springs,
6 p.m..

TUESDAY, SEPT. 25
VHardee County Com-
mission, final budget hear-
ing, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 6 p.m.
V'Southwest Florida Water
Management District, final
budget hearing, 76014 U.S.
301 S., Tampa, final budget
hearing, 6 p.m.

THURSDAY. SEPT. 27
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.


COURTESY PHOTO
The Hardee quintet had a good outing at The Bluffs on Sept. 6 with wins over
Frostproof and Palmetto. From left, are juniors Eric Klein, Tyler Hewett and Bradley
Brewer, senior Trenton Moon, Coach George Heine, and seniors Will Bennett and
William Beattie.


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

The City of Wauchula has tentatively adopted a budget for 2012/2013 FY.
A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES
will be held on:


DATE: Monday, September 24, 2012 TIME: 5:05 P.M.
PLACE: 225 E. Main Street, City Commission Chambers
TOWN: City of Wauchula


BUDGET SUMMARY
CITY OF WAUCHULA -- FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULAARE FOUR PERCENT (4%)1
SEL S THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES


Electric, Community
Sewer & Water Redevelopment
General Fund Utilities .. Agency Airport Total
ESTIMATED REVENUES 'i 2012 2013

Taxes:
*Ad Valorem Taxes -- Millage 5.6485 $ 592,361 i $ 592,361
Gross Receipt & Sales Tax $ 310,000 $ 310,000
Communication Service Taxes $ 140,000 '. 40,000
Utility Service Taxes $ 263,395 $ 263,395
Gasoline Tax $ 86,900 $ 86,900
Licenses and Permits $ 5,535 $ .. 5, 535
Local Grants $ 400,000 $ 400,000
State Grants $..: $ 469,559 $ 469,559
Federal Grants $ 99,180 $ 400,000 $ 172,746' $ 671926
State-Shared Revenues $ 530,450 $ 530,450
Charges For Services $ 68,047 $ 10,139,914 $ 423,200 $ 10,631,161
Court Revenues .$ 38,140 1 38,140
TIF Revenues $ 47,740 $ 447,740
Miscellaneous Revenues $ 122,826 $ 149,275 $ 14,900 $ 250 $ 287,251
Non Revenues $ 1,454857 $ 129,500 .$ 955,164' I"$ .... 2,539,521

TOTAL REVENUES $ 3,401,691 $ 10,728,689 $ 2,217,804 $ 1,065,755 $ 17,413,939

EXPENDITURESIEXPENSES

General Government/Administrative $ 587,713 .$ 1,507,173. $. .'..... 2,09,886
Public Safety $ 1,241831 $ 1.241,831
Community Development $ 226,725 226.725
Physical Environment $ 7. ,12i $ 7,431,636 $ 2,217,804 $ .1.,378.561
Transportation $ 147,015 $ 1.065,755 $ 1.212,770
Culture/Recreation $ 103.685 $ ..... 103,685
Reserves $ 187,529: $ 207,015 $ $ $ 394.544
Non-Expenditure Disbursements $ 178,072 $ 1,582,865 $ 1,760.937

TOTAL EXPENDITURES/EXPENSES $ 3,401,691 $ 10,728,689 $ 2,217,804 $ 1,065.755 $ 17.413,939

THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK, CITY HALL,
126 S. 7TH AVE, WAUCHULA, FLORlDA, AS PUBLIC RECORD 9;2c.


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PAGE ONE


Blue Streaks Squeak By Wildcats


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Sebring Blue Streaks
used two special teams' scores
to beat the Hardee Wildcats 14-
12 last Friday night.
This week Hardee looks to
rebound as it hosts Bradenton
Bayshore (0-3 record) for its
homecoming game. There will
be a variety of float-making and
othe? activities all day, with the
parade at 2:30 p.m. and appro-
priate halftime activities, in-
cluding choosing the Home-


coming Queen and her court.
In last week's game, the
Wildcats won the toss and
deferred to the second half so
Sebring got the ball to start the
game.

Wildcat Miquel Garcia's
kick was caught by Streak
Joseph Randolph at the 12-yard
line and he raced 88 yards for
the first touchdown of the
game. The PAT kick was good
and Sebring led 7-0 just 18 sec-
onds into the game.


HnigFshing Frecas


9/20/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:15 AM
Set: 7:25 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 10 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 12:01 PM
Set: 10:57 PM
Overhead:'5:31 PM
Underfoot: 5:02 AM
Moon Phase
26%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
5:02 AM 7:02 AM
5:31 PM-7:31 PM
Minor Times
12:01 PM- 1:01 PM
10:57 PM-11:57 PM
Solunar Rating
Average,
Time Zone
UTC: -4
9/21/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:15 AM
Set: 7:24 PM
Day Length
12 hrs, 09 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 1:04 PM
Set: 11:55 PM
Overhead: 6:31 PM
Underfdot 6:01 AM
Moon Phase
37%
Waxing Crescent
Major Times
6:01 AM- 8:01 AM
6.31 PM -8:31 PM
Minor Times
1:04 PM 2:04 PM
I1:55 PM-12:55 AM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


9/22/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:16 AM
Set: 7:23 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 07 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 2:02 PM
Set: --:--
Overhead: 7:29 PM
Underfoot: 7:00 AM
Moon Phase
50%
First Quarter
Major Times
7:00 AM 9:00 AM
7:29 PM 9:29 PM
Minor Times
--:-- --:--
2:02 PM 3:02 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
9/23/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:16 AM
Set: 7:22 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 06 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 2:55 PM
Set: 12:56 AM
Overhead: 8:26 PM
Underfqot: 7:58 AM
Moon Phase
60%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
7:58 AM 9:58 AM
8:26 PM 10:26 PM
Minor Times
12:56 AM -1:56 AM
2:55 PM 3:55 PM
Solunar Rating
Average+
Time Zone
UTC: -4


9/24/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:17 AM
Set: 7:21 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 04 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 3:42 PM
Set: 1:57 AM
Overhead: 9:19 PM
Underfoot: 8:53 AM
Moon Phase
70%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
8:53 AM -10:53 AM
9:19 PM 11:19 PM
Minor Times
1:57 AM 2:57 AM
3:42 PM 4:42 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
9/25/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:17 AM
Set: 7:19 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 02 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 4:25 PM
Set: 2.58 AM
Overhead: 10:10PM
Underfoot: 9:45 AM
Moon Phase
80%"
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
9:45 AM -11:45 AM
10:10 PM-12:10AM
Minor Times
2:58 AM 3:58 AM
4:25 PM 5:25 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4


9/26/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18 AM
Set: 7:18 PM
Day Length
12 hrs. 00 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 5:04 PM
Set: 3:58 AM
Overhead: 10:59 PM
Underfoot: 10:35 AM
Moon Phase
88%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
10:35 AM-12:35 PM
10:59 PM-12:59 AM
Minor Times
3:58 AM 4:58 AM
5:04 PM 6:04 PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC: -4
9/27/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:18-AM
Set: 7:17 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 59 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 5:41 PM
Set: 4:56 AM
Overhead: 2:00 AM
Underfoot:11:22 AM
Moon Phase
94%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
2:00 AM 4:00 AM
11:22 AM 1:22 PM
Minor Times
4:56 AM 5:56 AM
.:41 PM 6:41 PM
Solunar Rating
Good
Time Zone
UTC: -4


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Hardee took over at its 21-
yard line after an 18-yard kick-
off return by Armando Alamia.
The Wildcats could not pick up
a first down and were forced to
punt.
Jesus Zuniga's kick was
tipped and gave Sebring good
starting field position at the
Hardee 44 The Hardee defense
held firm and forced a 35-yard
field goal attempt that missed
badly.
The Wildcats took over at the
20-yard line. Two plays later
Aaron Barker broke loose off
the left end for a 79-yard touch-
down rumble.
A bad snap on the PAT pre-
vented the kick from getting off
and Hardee trailed 7-6 with
6:33 left in the first quarter.
Sebring started its next drive
at the 23-yard line.
After picking up a first
down, Wildcat defensive end
Keyon Brown made a big hit on
the Sebring quarterback causing
an errant throw that Garcia
intercepted at the 50-yard line.
He returned the ball down to the
Blue Streak 15.A late-hit penal-
ty moved the ball to the 8 where
Hardee took over.
Hardee called on Brown and
sent him barreling up the mid-
dle and he found the end zone
on fourth-and-goal from the 1.
The Wildcats elected to go for
two and tie the game but a Kris
Johnson, pass was incomplete
but Hardee was up 12-7 with
1:50 left in the first quarter.
: Both teams punted on their
next two possessions before
Hardee took over deep in
Sebring territory just before the
half ended.
Junior middle linebacker
Waylan Pleger picked up a
Sebring fumble and Hardee
took over at the Sebring 19-
yard line with 39 seconds left in
the half. A pass interference call
on Sebring moved the ball
down to the 9-yard line and set
up a field 'goal -attempt for
Garcia just before halftime.
The 24-yard attempt was
good but off-setting penalties, a-
false ,start on Hardee and a
roughing- the-passer penalty on
Sebring forced a re-kick.
This time the 22-yard
attempt was blocked, picked up
by Sebring, and returned 90-
plus yards for the touchdown as
time expired on the half. The
PAT was good and Sebring led
the stunned Wildcats 14-12
after the first half.
Hardee received to start the
second half and traded punts
with Sebring the first two pos-
sessions.
Hardee had its best chance to
score when Brown made anoth-


er big hit, separating the ball
from receiver. It was recovered
at the Sebring 33 by Wildcat
junior Adson DelHomme.
The Wildcats could not score
as Johnson was sacked on a
fourth-down attempt and
Sebring took over at its 35-yard
line.
The two teams traded punts
again before Hardee forced
another turnover.
A bad Blue Streak shotgun
snap was recovered by Hardee
defensive end Lucious Everett
at the Sebring 37-yard line with
5:56 left in the game.
Two false start penalties
stalled the drive and Hardee had
to punt back td Sebring.
The-defense forced a three-
and-out for the Blue Streaks.
and Hardee had one more
chance from its 44-yard line
with 2:22 left in the game.
Johnson was intercepted on
third-and-24, ending Hardee's
chance for a comeback.


HARDEE SEBRING
PASSING COMPLETIONS,
ATTEMPTS AND
INTERCEPTIONS 3-17-1 5-8-1

PASSING YARDS 26 22

RUSHING ATTEMPTS/
YARDS 36-174 28-57

TOTAL YARDS 200 77

TURNOVERS 1 4

FIRST DOWNS 8 6

PENALTIES, LOST
YARDAGE 15-90 6-42

SCORING BY QUARTER:
Hardee 12 0 0 0 12
Sebring 7 7 0 0 14



In 1916, 55 percent of the cars in the world were Model
T Fords, a record that has never been beaten.


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Thursday, September 20, 2012


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



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Wauchula, Florida 33873
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Reelect Minor L.






BRYAT

For Cointy Commissioner, District 1





KNOWLEDGE, EXPERIENCE and OPPORTUNITY



ELECT a Commissioner who is UF and FAC ADVANCED CERTIFIED!


ELECT a Commissioner who has years of ACCOMPLISHMENTS!


ELECT a Commissioner who has POSITIONS on regional & state boards!


ELECT a Commissioner who has KNOWLEDGE from EXPERIENCE!


ELECT a Commissioner who is CONSERVATIVE and PROGRESSIVE!


ELECT a Commissioner who has GAINED RESPECT around the State!


Thank you for your support.




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Hardee


Living


Dellepere/Paxton


Wedding Plans
Cynthia Anne Dellepere of Okla.
Wauchula has announced the The couple will exchange
plans for her marriage this wedding vows this Saturday
weekend to Dustin Robert evening at Homeland Heritage
Paxton of Wauchula and former- Chapel in Homeland. Follow-
ly of Seminole, Okla. ing the ceremony, a reception
The bride-elect is the daugh- will be held at the Torrey Oaks
ter of Pablo and Judy Dellepere RV Park reception hall in
of Wauchula. The prospective Bowling Green.
groom is the son of Robertrand Invitations were sent.
Sherrye Paxton of Seminole,


COURTESY PHOTO
Maka Mushrush celebrates 100th birthday.

l00th-Birthday Celebration

Honors Maka Mushrush


Alberta Mushrush, fondly
known by most as "Maka" and
formerly of Bowling Green, cel-
ebrated her 100th birthday at
Rolling Fields Elder Care
Center in Conneautville, Pa., on
Aug. 13.
Moving from Pennsylvania in
1959, she resided in Bowling
Green until 2006. At that'time
she moved to Leesburg to live
with her granddaughter, Linda
Klimko and husband Denny,
where she remained until July of
this year.
Moving back to Pennsylvania
was a big step for her, but she is
content to. be in her new sur-
Criticism should be a casu-
al conversation.
-W. H. Auden
Lightning is three times
hotter than the sun.


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roundings. Several family
members live close by and are
able to visit her often.
At last count, she has three
living children, 27 grandchil-
dren, 38 great-grandchildren,
and 27 great-great grandchil-
dren, all residing in several
states.
Her husband, Robert A.
Mushrush, died in 1977. He
was an auto mechanic in
Wauchula for many years.
If you would like to send her
a card, her current address is:
9108 Pennsylvahia Hwy. 198,
Conneautville, PA 16406.
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ONE BLUE, NO PINK


Mr. and Mrs. James Van
Sickle, Bowling Green, a
seven-pound, two-ounce son,
Holden Bryce, born June 22,
2012, Tampa General Hospital,
Tampa. Mrs. Van Sickle, is the
former Danna Lynn DeVane.
Maternal grandparents are Dar-
linda Shiver Lambert of Wau-
chula and the late Dennis
DeVane. Maternal great-grand-
parents are Jim and Ruby
Shiver of Blairsville, Ga., and
Agnes DeVane of Sebring.
Paternal grandparents are James
Edwards of Wauchula and the
late Janet Lynne .Van Sickle.
Paternal great-grandparents are
Garland and Carolyne Van
Sickle of Wauchula.
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.


Mount Pisgah Baptist Church
will start its Fall Revival on
Sunday, beginning at 6 p.m. It
will continue at 7 each evening
through Sept. 26.
Brother Ron Corman will be
leading the revival. He and the
congregation invite everyone to
"come and be blessed." The
church is at 6210 Mt. Pisgah
Road, Fort Meade. For more
information, call 375-4409.
The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.

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


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Friday Night Live"
September 21

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NEW LOCATION

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Helps Supports Hannah's House
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Many items, including
a large variety of home improvements


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RESOLUTION NO. 2012- 05
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE CITY OF BOWLING
GREEN, FLORIDA, ADOPTING THE TENTATIVE/FINAL BUDGET FOR THE 2012-
2013 TAXING YEAR PURSUANT TO SECTION 200.065 (2) (d), FLORIDA
STATUTES; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

WHEREAS, Section 200.065, Florida Statutes, sets out the method of adopting the tenta-
tive/final budget by the governing body; and,
WHEREAS, by Section 200.065 (2) (d), Florida Statutes, it is necessary for the City of
Bowling Green, Florida to adopt the tentative/final budget, compute it's proposed millage
rate, and announce percent, if any, by which the proposed millage rate exceeds or is less
than the rolled back rate; and,
WHEREAS, it is the desire under the laws of the State of Florida of the City of Bowling
Green to set the tentative/final budget to be used in computing the amount of ad valorem
taxes to be raised to fund the final adopted budget; and, ,
WHEREAS, the City Commission of Bowling Green, Florida has held a public hearing on
the 10th day of September, 2012, at 6:00 p.m. on'the adoption of the tentative/final budget,
and adopts the same with a tentative/final millage rate of 7.25 mills; and,
WHEREAS, the public notice to adopt the final village rate and the final budget will be
advertised in the Herald-Advocate, a newspaper of general circulation in Hardee County,'
Florida, to be held at 6:00 p.m. on September 24th, 2012.
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September 20,2012, The Herald-Advocate 3B


Swimmers Look Good


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Despite a baker's dozen first-
place finishes, the Hardee swim
teams lost their home meet last
week to Avon Park.
.Both the girls and boys team
came up short against the Red
Devils, who had more swim-
mers in almost every event.
Avon Park won the girls event
163-109, while the Red Devils
beat the 'Cats 152-119.
The Hardee girls won two
relays and a half dozen individ-
ual events, while the- boys took
a pair of relays and three indi-
viduals, two by senior Wyatt
Kofke.,
This week's only meet was at
the Lake Wales YMCA on
Tuesday against Frostproof and
Teneroc.
Next week, there are two
meets, Tuesday at Avon Park,
and Thursday at the Rowdy
Gaines pool in Winter Haven
against All Saints' Academy,
Lake Region, Oasis Christian
and Bartow.
GIRLS
Against Avon Park at home,
freshman Atasha Johnston took
a pair of first-place events to
put 16 points on the Hardee side
of the ledger. Senior April Gar-
land, junior Emily Rhodes,
soph Haley Edenfield and
freshman Becca Albritton also
added first-place points.
In the opening event, Hardee
,relay teams took second and
third in the 200-yard medley
relay. Rhodes, classmate Car-
leigh Coleman, and freshrien
Reyna Kirkland and soph
Edenfield combined to be sec-
ond in the event, while Johnston
Junior Megan Hartman, Al-
britton and junior Holly Hughes
placed third.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
It is good to praise the Lord
and make music to Your
name, O Most High, to pro-
claim Your love in the morn-
ing and Your faithfulness at
pight. "
Psalm 92:1 (NIV)

FRIDAY
(The angelssang), "Great
and wonderful are Thy
deeds,. Lord God the
Almighty! Just and true are
Thy ways, 0 King of the
ages! Who should not fear
(be in awe) and glorify Thy
name, O Lord? For Thou art
holy."
Revelation 15:3-4a (RSV)

SATURDAY
"This is what I plan to do for
all the earth. And this is the
hand that I have raised over
all the nations. When the
Lord All-Powerful makes a
plan, no one can stop it."
S Isaiah 14:26-27a (NCV)

SUNDAY
Don't worry over anything
whatever; tell God every
'detail of your needs in
earnest and thankful prayer,
and the peace of God, which
transcends human under-
standing, will keep constant
guard over your hearts and
minds as they rest in Christ
Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 (PME)

MONDAY
But blessed is the man who
trusts Me, God, the woman
who sticks with God. They're
like trees planted in Eden,
putting down roots near the
rivers .- never a worry
through the hottest of sum-
mers, never dropping a leaf,
serene and calm through
droughts, bearing fresh fruit
every season.
Jeremiah 17:7-8 (ME)

TUESDAY
You must endure His disci-
pline. God is treating you as
His sons. ... Discipline, no
doubt, is never pleasant at
the time; it seems painful,
but in. the end it yields, for
those who have been trained
by it, the peaceful harvest of
an honest life.
Hebrews 12:7a,11 (NEB)

WEDNESDAY
We can make our plans, but
the final outcome is in God's
hands. We can always
"prove" that we are right, but
is the Lord convinced?
Commit your work to the
Lord, then it will succeed.
Proverbs 16:1-3 (TLB)


Johnston won the 200
freestyle, with Hartman third
and junior Erica Roberts sixth.
Next up was the girls 200
individual medley (IM), where,
soph Caitlin Dufresne and
Edenfield placed second and
third.
Johnston and Rhodes went
one-two in the 50 freestyle,
with Kirkland fourth of seven
girls in the event. Garland was
the only swimmer in girls and
took first.
Rhodes came to the wall first
in the 100 butterfly, with
Dufresne fourth.
Albritton, Kirkland and jun-
ior Emily Hughes went one-
two-three in the 100 freestyle,
ahead of four Avon Park girls.
Coleman picked up second-
Splace points in the grueling 500
freestyle, with Hartman third
and Roberts fifth.
It was back to first in the 200
freestyle relay, with Holly
Hughes, soph Alex Johnson,
Kirkland and junior Susana
Oceguera. The team of Albrit-
ton, Garland, Dufresne and


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
Manager James McGee of the
Wauchula Farmer's State
Market stated yesterday after-
noon that several hampers' of
early vegetables were brought
to the local market this week, its
initial week of operation for the
fall and winter season.

Florida's corn crop is expect-
ed to reach 9,020,000 bushels in
1937, which is nearly two mil-
lion bushels larger than in 1936.

Akron, Ohio: Three hundred
who attended the regional trac-
tor meeting of the Society of
Automotive Engineers here for
three days of sessions heard
predictions that in 1938 no less
than 70 per cent of new tractors
'sold would be on pneumatic
Scrubber tractor tires.

Due to requests from many
local football fans, the
Advocate-Royal Theatre foot-
ball score-guessing contest will
be conducted again this fall as it
was last year, and it swings into
action with next week's games.
The contest is to be between
two high school football teams
each Wauchula Wildcats game each
Friday night. The winner will
be decided by 'the Advocate's
sports editor and Reuben
Moore, manager of the Royal
Theatre.

50 YEARS AGO
A junior college of some kind
for Hardee students got a big
boost this week. Results of a
survey conducted among junior
and senior high school students
showed the young people
would attend a junior college if
one is available tuition free.

A fabric demonstration will
highlight .the Junior Woman's
Club meeting Tuesday evening
at the Woman's clubhouse.

The Wauchula Boat Club will
meet next Thursday at 7 p.m. at
the Rock Lake Clubhouse.


Emily Hughes placed third.
Edenfield, freshman Chey-
enne Pohl and Emily Hughes
went one-two-three in the 100
backstroke, ahead of a pair of
Lady Red Devils.
In the 100 breaststroke,
Johnson was second, Pohl
fourth and Holly Hughes fifth.
The final event was the 400
free relay, where Coleman,
Dufresne, Edenfield and
Hartman placed first for 10 big
points. Pohl, Rhodes, Roberts
and Emily Hughes placed third.
BOYS
The Hardee boys also did
well, starting with first in the
200 medley relay, with Kofke,
classmate Will Crawford, soph
Cody Spencer and junior
Cleston Sanders, in a full two
seconds faster than an Avon
Park team. Junior Kevin Borjas,
soph Keifer Kedzor, and seniors
Kalob Rickett and Andrew
Reyna placed fourth.
Kofke won the 200 free, with
Kalob Rickett in fourth place.
Kedzior placed second, in the
middle of a pair of Red devils in.


A Wauchula student, Philip J.
Vernon, is one of the 63 new
scholars announced by the
Southern Scholarship and
Research Foundation.

25 YEARS AGO
U.S. 17 is due for some small
but much-needed improve-
ments, Hardee commissioners
learned last week.

Residents of Hardee County
can expect to receive an invita-
tion soon from Sheriff Doyle
Bryan to become honorary
members of the Florida
Sheriff's Association.

After a week's delay, Florida
SKP Co-op was granted a spe-
cial exception to build and
operate an RV park 2-1h miles
east of Zolfo Springs in action
by the Hardee County Board of
Adjustment last Thursday night.

Despite the heat, 3,648 peo-
ple passed through the gate at
Paynes Creek State Historic
Site during the month of
August. September, though not
yet over, is proving to be equal-
ly as prolific. Labor Day week-
end brought picnickers by the
carload, not to mention bicy-
clists and canoers.

S10 YEARS AGO
Long-time Zolfo Springs
Mayor Lois Dandridge an-
nounced Tuesday she will not
seek re-election to another term.

A local dairy is requesting a
100 percent ad-valorem tax
exemption for construction at a
new location.

The Okeechobee Brahmans
have one of the best-looking
scoreboards in Florida. It is
sponsored by Glades Gas and
has a large orange flame at the
top, with many pretty lights that
can be turned on when the
'Brahmans score.

Tom Adams, a former Florida
secretary of state and lieutenant
governor, spoke to the Wau-
chula Lion's Club Aug. 29
about a proposed compost plant
to be built in southeastern
Hardee County.


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High Standards
Information provided by the
Florida Department of Education,
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declining high achievement Qf "
Hardee County's 'students over
the past four years.
How Does Our District
Compare Statewide?
Over the past four years,
Hardee County's State Ranking,
when compared to Florida's
other counties has dropped
from 49th to 60th place.
I have the knowledge and
experience we need to reverse j
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fourth of seven swimmers.


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4B The Herald-Advocate, September 20, 2012



Celebration Honors Doc Hodges' 100th Birthday


By BESS A. STALLINGS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Over 150 people gathered in
the fellowship hall at the First
United Methodist Church in
Wauchula on Aug. 15 to honor
Dr. Elver Hodges on his 100th
birthday.
Hosting were his daughters,
Margaret Blanco of Newton-
ville, NY, Kathy Hodges of
Schenectady, NY, and Lucinda
Lipp of Center Point, Ala., along
with their families.
Fellow church members were
honored to provide the bountiful
refreshments and decorations
for "Doc," who has so willingly
and capably served the church in
numerous capacities over 70
years.
Pastor Danielle Upton was
present to give accolades to the
church's oldest member, who
currently teaches a Sunday
School class and serves on the
church's financial committee. In
fact, at age 96, Hodges was
chairman of the personnel com-
mittee which unanimously
approved the bishop's appoint-
ment of Upton to become the
local congregation's pastor.
"He was very accepting of
taking a chance on me," said the
now 28-year-old who is current-
ly completing her seminary
degree. She described her
parishioner as "a true example
of Jesus Christ, to his communi-
ty and his church." She prayed,
"Father, I look forward to learn-
ing more from this great man, a
disciple of your sheep and a
wonderful shepherd to so
many."
Fellow parishioner Nancy,
Craft shared that in 1961, she
and husband Gene had just
moved into the "little red house"
across from the church when
one day there came a knock on
their front door. "There stood an
old man who invited us newly-
weds to church. In our 20s, he
seemed old to us, yet Dr.
Hodges was only 49 at the time!


Thus began our membership at
First Methodist and our friend-
ship with Ruth and Doc, who
became our Christian mentors."
Friend Charles Cannon remi-
nisced about the many years
four couples in the church spent
much time together, Max and
Marybelle Campbell, Harold
and Virginia Metheny, Ruth and
Dr. Hodges and Charles and
wife Judy ."He's 15 years older
than I, and I've always appreci-
ated his advice and friendship."
At 100, and in addition to his
church, Hodges is an active
member .of The Wednesday
Musicale and serves on the
board of Central Florida Health
.Care Inc., which, he explains,
"oversees the federal program
which makes basic medical
services available to all ages."
Central Florida Health Care
head Gaye Williams noted
some of the happenings in
1912, the year of Hodges' birth:
the Bull Moose Party nominat-
ed Theodore Roosevelt for
president, Yankee Guy Zinn set
a record by stealing home twice
in one game, the Plant Quar-
antine Act went into effect,
Alaska became an organized
incorporated territory of the
U.S. and Edgar Rice Burroughs
published "Tarzan of the Apes."
Said Williams, "Dr. Hodges
was first a chauffeur, bringing
our beloved Ruth, his wife, to
the board meetings across three
counties. She served over 30 of
the 40 years we have been
around. When she passed away,
we wasted no time asking him
to take her seat on the board.
After all, he was already mak-
ing numerous comments and
suggestions from the back of
the room!
"There was no way we were
going to let him get away," she
continued. "He listens intensely
and never misses a beat!" In
conclusion she added, "On
behalf of our board and the
CFHC family, we wish you a


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Dr. Elver Hodges excitedly fulfills a promise to himself: a motorcycle ride around downtown Wauchula in celebration
of his 100th birthday.


happy 100th and best wishes
toward the next century."
Hodges.and his both wife
served on the board of West
Central Florida Area Agency on
Aging, the goal of which is
long-term community support
for older citizens. Often they
traveled to Tallahassee, where


The honoree and his family: (standing, from front left) Clay and Faith McCarty, Jessica
McCarty, Margaret Blanco, Lucinda Lipp and Kathy Hodges; (back) Patrick McCarty,
Andrew Blanco and Bill Lipp; (seated in front) Dr. Elver Hodges.


His feet may be back on the ground, but he's walking on clouds
cycle ride!


they served in the Silver Haired
Legislature. Its overriding func-
tion was to support the forma-
tion of Florida's Department of
Elder Affairs.
In 1965, Hodges was.proud
to be a member of the search
committee which named the
first. president of then-South
Florida Community College.
His personal history is long,
acquiring many accomplish-
ments and admirers along the
way.
Born Aug. 12, 1912, in
Lynch, Neb., Hodges finished
high school at 16, attended the
University of Nebraska, then
received a doctorate degree in
forage crops and plant physiol-
ogy from Rutgers University -
where he purchased his first car
for $90, a 1930 Model A'Ford.
He and wife Ruth moved to
Wauchula in 1942. He was an
agronomist for 40 years at the
Range Cattle Experiment Sta-
tion at Ona, now known as the
University of Florida Range
Cattle Research & Education
Center. In fact, many former
colleagues attended this cele-
bration.
Reminiscing about the early
days at Ona, Hodges recently
said, "Between 1938 to 1940,
locals'pushed the University of
Florida and.the state to estab-
lish/authorize an agricultural
research center within the uni-
versity system. After all, our
climate and soil differ from
Gainesville! Plus, the Cattle-
men's Association wartted
research, too!
"Hardee County owned the
land, four square sections in the
Limestone Drainage District.
Land was of low value at the
time, tax deeds were transferred
to state ownership, and thus
began the Range Cattle Experi-
ment Station," he explained.
During his 40-year tenure
with the Experiment Station,
the Hodgeses spent two years in
the early 1980s in Malawi,
located in the interior of
Southern Africa, working for
the U.S. Agency for Inter-


national Development. He con-
ducted forage research and set
up a grazing trial experiment,
while she was a homemaker
and assisted at a maternity clin-
ic.
After their, return to the
States, they were privileged to,
sponsor a distant cousin, Greg
Alvord, and his family in mov-
ing from Zimbabwe to teach in
the school system in Hardee
County from 1988 to 1993.
They now reside in Palm Har-
bor. All four of the Alvords
were in attendance at the 100th
birthday celebration.
Greg Alvord spoke on their
behalf, advising "Cousin Elver"
that, statistically, there is one
centenarian for every 4,100
people. "So, Elver, that would
make you one of two centenari-
ans in Wauchula!"
Their daughters are both
career military. Twenty-nine-
year-old Nicola (Nicky) is an E-
2C flight officer based at the
weapons school at NAS Fallon,
Nev. Andrea, 31, is a Navy hel-
icopter pilot assigned to the
USS Wasp, where she is
responsible for all aircraft on
deck.
In January 2008, "Doc" lost
his life partner when Ruth
passed away. During her last six
years, Debbie Boyd was her
caregiver. Hodges shared,"
After Ruth died, I persuaded
Debbie to stay on and assist me.
Now she bosses me around!"
Ruth and Elver had been
married 70 years and four
months, living a rich fulfilling
life together. They had three
daughters.
Since the death of their
mother, eldest daughter Mar-
garet calls at 7:3,0 each morn-
ing. She noted, "My 100-year-
old father greets me and the
new day in a cheery, forthright
voice that says, 'All's right with
the world!' I treasure his out-
look and quality of life that
make that approach to life pos-
sible. I treasure the stability it
gives to our family's lives.
"For my sisters and me," she


continued, "Dad is the connec-
tion between long ago, today
and the future We grew up with
oral traditions and letters from
family members. Travel and
education were important. We
learned the importance of com-
munity, where our folks grew
up and in Florida. We love to
hear Dad's stories."
Middle daughter Kathy said
she learned kindness and gen-
erosity from both parents. "It
was important to show up if you
said you were going to do
something." Her most valuable
lesson learned: "Keep your
sense of humor and perspec-
tive!"
The youngest daughter,
Lucinda, said, "Dad demon-
strated by,example how to be
calm, take a deep breath, and
then evaluate a problem or issue
without losing your cool." She,
too, values his sense of humor.
She "learned from Dad and
Mom that it is so important to
see beyond the external appear-
ance of a person, and see the
child of God within."
Margaret concluded, "Dad's
life has been an example for us
to follow. Values taught by Dad
and Mom guide us in our daily
life. Dad truly believes we must
follow Micah 6:8, 'Do justice,
love kindness, and walk
humbly with your God.' "
An inspirational two hours
were spent that Sunday after-
noon honoring one who contin-
ues to inspire. Not all those
wishing to attend could be
there, so phone calls, cards -
including one from the Presi-
dent and First Lady and let-
ters poured in.
It all left Dr. Hodges with
many happy memories, yet he
didn't have much time to dwell
on them. He was off to Birm-
ingham to, celebrate great-
granddaughter Bella's birthday,
then went to New York state to
visit relatives. (He confessed to
his pastor that he would miss
three Sundays in a row!)
Life goes on, even after 100!


COURTESY PHOTOS BY BESS A. STALLINGS
Getting ready to cut the 100th Birthday cake, created by Susan Brewer, are (from left)
Margaret Blanco, Lucinda Lipp, Dr. Elver Hodges and Kathy Hodges.







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Pastor Danielle Upton was full of accolades for her oldest
parishioner.


Jim Handley, executive director of the Florida Cattlemen's
Association, lauded Dr. Elver Hodges for his numerous
contributions to the state's cattlemen since 1942.
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Over 150 people filled the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church of Wauchula in honor of the century birth-
day!
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"I've never been kissed so much, at least since I was a
baby!" quipped Doc Hodges as he collected pecks on the
cheek, this time from (from left) Andrea and Nicky Alvord
as their parents, Greg and Debbie, smile.


Letter To The Editor

County Commission Voted
Against Property Rights


Dear Editor:
To the Citizens of'Hardee
County:
The recent vote by the
Hardee County Board of
County Commissioners to lift
the 1,320 foot setback in favor
of CF Industries Inc. has set a
precedent that will undermine
our individual citizens property
rights forever. Now the dragline
will be at the front door of your
business, and FINR will be the
first victim.
;' Hardee County is starved for
Snew jobs and industries, and the
Board of County Commission-
ers with one stroke of a pen has
paved the way for us to lose 500
to 600 jobs. The greed and "fast
buck mentality" of a big corpo-
ration has corrupted the minds
of our commissioners.
Letters from the citizens for
the last 30 years has pleaded to'
the commissioners to enforce
the oversight and to protect our


watersheds of Horse Creek,
Brushy Creek, Troublesome
Creek andPeace River.
Troublesome Creek is at my
front door and the legacy of the
creek will be protected under
my watch. CF Industries, Inc.
has planned to reroute the
watershed and impede the flow,
and in 2043 the phosphate will
be gone and Troublesome
Creek will be dried up. The
cumulated impact on our envi-
ronment and ecology will be
felt by all of our citizens, and
time is running out.
When should real reclama-
tion begin? Ask your County
Commissioner because we need
positive answers now before the
dragline arrives at the door.
Respectfully submitted by one
who loves the land of creeks.
Dr. Barbara Carlton
SWauchula


Fish Busters
By Bob Wattendorf
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission

DOCUMENT THOSE TROPHY BASS!
The International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades,
the largest sport-fishing industry tradeshow in the world, was in
Orlando in July.
It was an ideal venue for Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation
Commission staff to highlight the 75th anniversary of wildlife and
sport-fish programs and to explain how funds from the Sport Fish
Restoration program enhance Florida's recreational fishing and
boating industries. Those industries respectively generate econom-
ic impacts of $8 billion and $17 billion and provide nearly 300,000
Floridians with employment.
Moreover, Florida's title of the "Fishing Capital of the World"
comes from providing more recreational fishing enjoyment to
anglers than any other state, and giving them a lifetime of active,
nature-based recreation to enhance their physical and mental well-
being.
The federal Sport Fish Restoration program collects money
from manufacturers of fishing equipment and motorboat and small-
engine fuels. Those funds, combined with fishing license revenues,
help support future fishing and boating opportunities, including
FWC programs such as habitat enhancement, fish stocking, build-
ing boat ramps and artificial reefs, and youth fishing programs.
Tom Champeau, director of the FWC's Division of Freshwater
Fisheries Management, also took the opportunity to provide an
update on "TrophyCatch." TrophyCatch is the latest federal-state-
industry partnership to be partially funded by the SFR program and
largely' supported by industry sponsorships and donations to pro-
mote catch-and-release of Florida's trophy largemouth bass.
The TrophyCatch program rewards anglers who catch-and-
release largemouth bass greater than eight pounds. Anglers will be
encouraged to follow catch-and-release guidelines for bass weigh-
ing eight to 12.9 pounds and to document the catch with a length,
weight and series of photos prior'to release. A more thorough cer-
tification process will be established regarding Hall-of-Fame bass.
By documenting and publicizing catches of trophy bass,
Florida's bass fisheries will attain even greater prominence. Other
catch data helps biologists improve trophy-bass management via
habitat enhancement, regulation management, stocking and other
proven means that also foster a strong conservation ethic.
TrophyCatch's corporate partners include the Kissimmee
Convention and Visitors Bureau, World Fishing Network, Rapala,
FishPhotoReplicas.net, SportsmanOnCanvas.com, Bass Pro Shops,
ODU Magazine, Carls Van Rentals, the Recreational Boating and
Fishing Foundation, Glen Lau Productions and Under the Bridge
Productions. More are joining this support group.
Find out. more about the program at TrophyCatchFlorida.com.

Public Notice of Joint Special Meeting
Hardee County
Industrial Development Authority,
Economic Development Council, Inc.,
And
Chamber of Commerce

The Hardee County Industrial Development Authority,
Economic Development Council, Inc., and Chamber of
Commerce will hold a joint special meeting on Friday,
October 5, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. to hear and act on a
presentation by ie University Of South Florida Insti-
tute Of Government in'regards to tourism develop-
ment. -

The meeting will be held at the Hardee County Com-
mission Chambers located at 412 West Orange Street
Wauchula, Florida 33873. If you would like further in-
formation please contact the office at (863)773-3030.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled
person needing to make special arrangements should
contact the Economic Development Office (773 3030)
at least forty-eight (48) prior to the meeting.

RICK JUSTICE, CHAIRMAN
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
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NOTICE

Heartland Workforce has updated its Local
Workforce Services Plan, as required, for the
direct operation and delivery of certain
services at the Heartland Workforce One-
Stop Career Centers in DeSoto, Hardee, and
Highlands counties. The Plan will be
available for review for 30 days on the
Heartland Workforce website at
www.hwib.org. Please direct questions re-
garding the Plan to pkozic@hwib.org
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SS EARLY VOTING ''

NOTICE TO ALL VOTERS


As a result of HB 1355 and a decision from the Department of Justice, Hardee County along with
Collier, Hendry, Hillsborough, and Monroe Counties have been giving precleararce for a change in
Early Voting dates and times to coincide with the other 62 counties across the state of Florida.
This case is presently being heard in Federal Court in Washington, but with the decision of the justice
department to give preclearance the courts will not have to proceed any further.
The new Early Voting hours are now 8 days 7 am-7pm.
Early Voting will start: Saturday October 27th thru Saturday November 3rd.

Book Closing for this election is: October 9, 2012, you must be registered by then in order to
vote.

Election Day: November 6, 2012



LA VOTACION TEMPRANO

AVISO A TODOS LOS VOTANTES

Como resultado de HB 1355 y una decision del Departamento de justicia,el Condado de Hardee
junto con los condados de Hendry, Collier, Hillsborough y Monroe dando preauthorizacion para un
cambio en las fechas y horas de votaci6n temprano para estar de acuerdo con los otros 62 condados
en el estado de Florida.
Este caso esta escuchado en este moment en la Corte Federal en Washington, pero con la decision
de la Departament de Justicia de dar preauthorazion los Cortes no tendril de continuar.
Las nueva horas de votaci6n temprano ahora son 8 dias 7 a.m.- 7p.m.
La votaci6n temprana comienza: el sabado 27 de octubre hasta el s6bado el 3 de noviembre.
El cierre de los libros para este election es: 09 de octubre de 2012, usted debe de estar reg-
istrado para esa fecha para votar.
Dia de la elecci6n: 06 de noviembre de 2012
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in the following fields: electrical,
plumbing, carpentry, flooring,
screen repair, etc. Must be jack of
all trades. Must have a valid dri-
ver's license. Familiar with Health
Dept. and Dept. of Labor regula-
tions Is a plus but not a must. Job
description Includes but not limit-
ed to: caring and maintaining var-
ious properties throughout Polk,
Hardee and Highlands counties.
Interested and qualified candi-
dates apply at: 2600 Overlook
Drive, Winter Haven, 863-324-
4654, Monday-Friday, 8:30-4:30.
8:23-9:20p


OLDER 3BR 1 BATH, laundry
room, large family room, 2 car
carport and garage. Aluminum
siding on almost 3/4 acre,
Bowling Green, 863-375-2560.
9:20p
2BR 1 BATH VINYL SIDED HOME
$39,900, 151 Broward St.,
Bowling Green, 781-1062. 9:20c
3/1 FRAME HOUSE, large lot,
central A/C. Off Broward, B.G.
Assessed $25,000, considering
all offers, 781-1702. 9:13,20p


COMPLETE CABINET BUSINESS
all tools and inventory, $9,000,
863-245-6954. 9:20-10:18p


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1534 Yancy St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952
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3BR/1BA home in Wauchula PRICE REDUCED! 20 acs
w/separate, potential income zoned industrial on Hwy 17.
producing, 24'x24', 1BR/1BA, $399,000!
CB apartment. $35,000!
PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac
PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/2BA w/paved rd frontage. Great for
MH on 5 acs w/frontage on SR pasture, farming or homesite.
62. NOW $60,000! $49,500!
PRICE REDUCED! Triple- 38.5 acs on the Peace River
wide MH of 3,314 square feet. w/lots of beautiful oaks, pines &
This home has many amenities palmettos! Pole barn &
and sits on a nice 5 acre tract. 2BR/2BA MH. $479,900!
$95,000!
$95,0Paradise: Little Gasparilla
PRICE REDUCED! Commer- Island-Beach Condo. 2BR/2BA,
cial property on US17! 38 stor- Gulf front. $229,000!
age units w/partial roof, city PRICE REDUCED! Wow!
utilities, zoned C-2, sold "as is"! GrCE REDUCED. W o
NOW $200,000! Great home in Popash area on
NOW. . 2.5t acs. 2 miles from town.
PRICE REDUCED! 50 acs in $138'000
NE Desoto Co; deer, turkey, Well maintained 2BR/2BA MH
wild hogs, beautiful live oaks, on 2 wooded acs, set back from
improved pasture, pond & SR 66 w/beautiful oaks for
creek. NOW $190,000! seclusion. $55,000!
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.WASHER GE TOP LOADER $75.
Generator covers whole house
never been used $2,200. Heavy
Duty Drill Press 16 speed $1,000.
Huge air compressor $550. Horse
16 hands COW working $1,750
comes complete 863-245-7035.
9:20-10:18p
INCLOSED TRAILER, 5x8
Cherokee, 735-2626. 9:20c


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


2005 DUTCHMAN TRAVEL trailer
28', ducted air front, bedroom
rear bunks, $5,000 OBO, 781-
9613. 9:13,20p


THREE BEDROOM TWO BATH,
$800 plus deposit, no pets, 832-
1984. 9:20-10:18p
TWO BEDROOM APARTMENT,
CA/H, no pets. $500 plus deposit,
832-1984. 9:20-10:18p
2BR/1BA COUNTRY HOME, 3
miles from town, 863-781-3536.
9:20c
FOR RENT 1 BEDROOM HOUSE
in Country, 735-9284. 9:20p
ROOMS FOR RENT WAUCHULA
near Walmart, Includes utilities,
863-245-6044. 9:20p
3BR/1 Ba Country living at Its
best Quiet and peaceful, 863-
781-3536. 9:20c
2BR/1Bath in Zolfo, very spa-
cious, refrigerator & stove includ-
ed, 735-2626. 9:20c
2BR/ 1BA, unfurnished house
near PO. In Wauchula, newly ren-
ovated, no pets, no smoking,
$650 monthly, $650 deposit and
last months rent, 863-465-1007.
9:13,20p
UTILITIES INCLUDED, nice small
furnished efficiency apartment In
Wauchula. $500 per month, $200
deposit and references required.
863-832-0676. 9:13,20p
3 BR/ 2 BA, very nice house, good
condition, nice area in Wauchula,
$750, 1st/ last/ security. 781-2708,
leave message. 9:20-10:18p


Women, do you

need lower rent?

See if you qualify call

735-2222 or 773-5717g


2/2 MH. Charlie Creek Park, $500
monthly, $300 security. Bill 863-
781-4460, Teresa 863-781-9084.
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*RENT-TO-OWN*
MOBILE HOMES 1, 2, 3
Bedrooms. Cheaper then paying
rent. Close to schools and hospi-
tal. Lot rent $300. Se habla
espanol. 863-698-4910 or 863-
698-4908. Call today. 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


2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, Duplex,
$550 mont- $550 deposit, 773-
0100. 6:21tfc-


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20,000 SQ.FT., Various cities,
Hardee County, Highway 17, Main
Street, 773-6616. 9:13-10:11
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, reasonably
priced, 735-9284. 9:20p


ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, decks, con-'
crete. Harold Howze Construc-
tion, 781-2708. RR0050181
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John H. Gross (863) 273-1017
Shane Conley (863) 781-9664


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AG-BARNS, pump sheds, fence,
cowpens, Duke Platt, 863-202-
- 6465, CRC058080. 8:16-10:25c


ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,
SThursdays 7:00 p.m., Grace
Fellowship Church, 131 S. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-
3816. 6:7tfc-dh
OVERCOMERS MEETINGS
(Gillesple), Woman's Club on
Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
Sanders Is the facilitator. For
more Information call 773-5717.
2:16tfc


NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and' installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18ffc
THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. tfc-dh
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th, Ave., Wau-
chula. f tfc-dh


IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a' prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
tfc-dh


ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-
119 Section 5 Paragraph B and
Hardee County Ordinance 87-09
Section 10 Paragraph D require
all ads for any construction-relat-
ed service to carry the contrac-
tor's license number. tfc-dh.


MISSION THRIFT STORE INC.
123 N. 7th Ave. All donations
appreciated. Pick-up available for
large items. 773-3069. 1:12tfc
HEAVEN SCENT THRIFT STORE
now offers pick-up service for
large donations. We appreciate
your generous support. 863-773-
9777. 12:29tfc
FRIDAY/SATURDAY something
for everyone, too much to list.
Seminole Trail, Wauchula. 9:20p
SATURDAY 8-?, 407 S. 8th,
Wauchula. Clothes, all sizes,
misc. 9:20p
SATURDAY, 301 W. Bay St.,
Wauchula. 9:206
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-?, 1330 SR..
64 E., Zolfo, Rainbow, clothes,
baby Items, misc. 9:20p
SATURDAY 8-4. 40 gal. water
heater, storage cabinet, electric
dryer, Internal/external door,
mantle/furniture and much morel
S. 17, left on 66, right on Merle
Langford Rd., last house on right.
S. 9:20p


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


Phone (863) 781-9720


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"lWe do what your
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Richie Evans
Organize garages, small repairs, junk removal, etc.
Phone (863) 781-6396
Lic. #1195 9:20-27p


Custom built 2-3 bedrooms, 2 bath home on 1
acre. Underground irrigation throughout yard,
3.052 sf of living. Oversized 2 car garage.
Screened saltwater pool with a hot tub and cov-
ered entertainment area. 12 foot ceilings plus
many more attributes! $330,000
58 acres of gorgeous fenced property close to
town. Well & septic from old homesite. Scattered
old Oaks & Pines. Offered at $287,100


REDUCED to $159,500! Great home on several
large lots, in Wauchula. Hardwood floors.
Beautiful brick fireplace. 3 bedrooms, 2 baths. 2
car carport.
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home located on a quiet cul-
de-sac. Large detached garage with workshop.
Numerous upgrades! $179,500
3 Bedroom, 2 Bath home in Wauchula. Newer
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Letter To The Editor

Henry Kuhlman Objects To IDA's LifeSync Project


Dear Editor:
LifeSync Technologies LLC
(LST) All fingers are crossed
and most toes. We hope they
make it. Hardee County bet the
farm on LST. October 16 is the
end of $2,657,813 in public
money cash payments- from
Hardee County ($203,846 each
of 13 months; $6,683 per day;
$278 per hour).
Wow, that is much money
for a company only three days
old whefi the IDA Board
approved them after one meet-
ing last Sep 22. But wait, LST
wants more. Another possible
$4,600,000 from two more
grant cycles.
Plus, the Hardee County IDA
has committed "to supplement
Capital needs and infrastructure
development." This means buy-
ing the 30-year-old PRECO
building for $996,000 (after one
appraisal instead of tough nego-
tiations through an independent
real estate broker the IDA
will not say if they got a
mechanical or environmental
soil survey before buying).
The IDA also committed to
installing fiber optic cabling
from Ona (maybe from Rapid
Systems without bidding -
Rapid Systems received $2 mil-
lion in public cash earlier from
IDA).
The contract commitment of
Hardee County to LST is limit-
less. All told, outlay for this
project could top $8.75 million
(over 20% of the entire $42 mil-
lion Mosaic Agreement funds
meant for economic develop-
ment and job creation).
LST apparently only has one
product which is still in devel-
opment. LST planned to launch
the test product ("beta") last
January. If they did is unknown.
They said on Aug 7, the product
should be available to the mar-


ket in 30-60 days. The forecast
was over 30,000 individual
users and $1.05 million of rev-
enue in the first year, 2012.
They project 400,000 users and
$26.4 million of revenue during
2014 (Hardee County will get
none of this).
This company has five own-
ers and at least two silent share-
holders (Wauchula's Joe and
Ben Albritton hold their appar-
'ently free shares in Heartland
Technologies LLC, ,incorporat-
ed on Sep 20, 2011). At least
three Florida State Representa-
tives own part of LST and Mr.
Joe Albritton is a member of the
IDA Board. The CEO of Life-
Sync, Mr. James Grant (a.
Florida State Representative),
refuses to say who owns shares
or how much each person has at
risk in LST (Mr. Lambert calls
this, "Skin-In-The-Game).
Hardee County was given no
free shares.
LST will not reveal to the
IDA where any of the money
has gone or how much has been
paid to shareholders. It appears
owners have invested very lit-
tle, and the public of Hardee
County is assuming most of the
risk. Mr. Grant is not talking
and the IDA is not asking (don't
ask, don't tell). The contract
paid $216,201 of the current
$2.65 million for salaries which
Mr. Grant said, "..., all co-
founders are making well under
the industry average for their
roles" (about $54,000 each, if
four employees were on the
payroll).
It is unknown who received
$174,400 of public money for
contracted services, marketing,
sales, and customer service.
Mr. Grant wrote on July 14, "...
LST is preparing to offer
S750,000 shares of LifeSync
stock to Hardee County resi-


"Realtors
NOEY A. FLORES, BROKER
310 Court St.
Wauehula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 Noy A. Flores
www.floresrealty.net B RO as
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UCHULA 3BR/2BA CB home on a corner lot with cen-
tral air & heat fenced in backyard.
Offered at $99,900.00


N A DEAD-END ROAD 3BR/2BA 1997 Double-Wide
[obile Home on 5 acres with Central Air & Heat & Pole
Barn. 1492 Total Sq Ft. Priced to sell at $99,900.00


WAUCHULA 4BR/2BA Frame home built in 2007 with central
air & heat. Home sits on a IA acres lot on a dead-end road. Large
open living room, kitchen and dining floor plan. 2 Car garage and
14 circle driveway. Priced to sell at $129,900
WAUCHULA 4BR/2BA Frame home built in 2007 with central
air & heat. Home sits on a acres lot on a dead-end road. Large
open living room, kitchen and dining floor plan. 2 Car garage and
'A circle driveway. Priced to sell at $129,900


WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
IB Remember, Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can access them anytime
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Oralla D. John D. Jason Michael D. Jamle
Flores Freeman Johnson Boyett Spurlock
Broker Sales Sales Sales Broker
Associate Associate Associate Associate Associate
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dents. However,n rior.to ofter-
.ing those shares. ur company
must take appropriate steps to
ensure that prospective inves-
tors do not have sensitive and
personal information made pub-
lic." Mr. Grant uses this as jus-
tification for obt releasing, any
data on where one penny of this
public money has gone.
'One would think that a rou-
tine monthly financial account-
ing to the lender, the ,IDA,
should increase the attractive-
ness of LST to potential
investors if all was well. The
contract calls f6r detailed
progress reports to the IDA
(including; canceled checks if
IDA requests). Additionally, the
IDA has yet to name a project
manager. IDA Chair Rick
Justice signed the contract but
will ,not respond to numerous
inquiries on how the IDA is
managing this project. Com-
missioner Rick Knight refused
to press the IDA for an accurate
accounting and claims the IDA
is 100% autonomous he
claims there is nothing the
BOCC can do.
LST is riding on a wing and a
prayer. If they succeed or if they
fail, either result might be a
complete surprise to the IDA
board and staff. Meanwhile, the
.public waits in the dark.
And the question remains, if
LST succeeds, what has Hardee
County to show for what could
be an $8.75 million gift? Will
44 new high tech, long term
jobs sit inside the PRECO
building? Will the company be
here in three years? The con-
tract requires nothing except,
they "develop a web-based
solution to be marketed to the
public and supported by cus-
tomer service personnel to be
located in Hardee County."
How many owners of LST will
move to Hardee County? Can'
customer service, be provided
by part-time minimum wage
workers out of their homes?
The IDA has no records on
.LST. and if they did, as con-.
firmed b' Attorne. Ev.ers. IDA
would not release them for con-,
fidentiality reasons claimed on
July 27, 2012. The IDA grant
award (called a performance
based mortgage) has one pri-
mary criteria LST must de-
velop a "Web Based Solution."
If they fail, which will be hard
to prove with such vague con-
tract language and no bench-
marks, the only persons liable
for repaying $2.65 million or
more are the contract signers,
Mr. Grant, Ms. Lux and Mr. Joe
Albritton.
Hardee County gets nothing
back and no portion of future
profits even after footing what
'could be 100% of development
costs, buildings and salaries. If
LST fails, recovering public
money may be darn near impos-
sible given ;the contract lan-
guage. It is no secret LST plans
to sell this company as soon as
they can.










The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partinent during the week 'of
Sept. 9-15. 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
Habitat for Humanity of
Hardee County Inc., Starke
Avenue, single family resi-
dence, $65,000.
Samuel J. Albritton, South
Eighth Avenue, electric, $1,000.
Robert E; White, Helen Road,
roofing, $4,650.
Stanville A. Eastmond,
Murphy Road, roofing, $5,400.
Richie Evans, Tom Bryan
Road, roofing, $12,800.
Victor and Maria Carreno,
Old Bradenton Road, roofing,
$3,250:
James H. Gomez, Palmetto


Street, roofing, $8,000. '
Builder, North Eighth
Avenue, roof' and rehab bath-
room, $$,000.
Habitat for Humanity of
Hardee County Inc., Starke
Avenue, shed, $4,000.


Unlike a car factory, LST is
an intellectual property compa-
ny which can be moved out of
*Hardee County with almost the
click of a mouse. Contract lan-
guage could leave the public
short. post of their money.
Even if they stick around three
years, the contract has no job
specifications, salary levels,
revenue commitments or rental
terms on a million dollar fully
equipped building. Wow.
.The IDA appears not to have
evaluated LST (formerly Blue-.
SWater) or get an outside inde-
pendent assessment of LST
chances of success. First Na-
tional Bank of Wauchula would
have put them through the
wringer. The IDA did not man-
age this project like a bank
would manage loan draws. The
IDA charter states reimburse-
ment grants are the norm (pay-
ments backed by receipts). This
was not done. The IDA wrote
13 checks and asked no ques-
tions.
When the public asked ques-
tions, the IDA initiated a sus-
pect confidentiality lockdown
ten months into the project!
Will LST make a million? Will
Hardee County dodge another
bullet for not using due dili-
gence and actively managing
another multimillion dollar
project? How much more mon-
ey will be committed to LST
with no questions asked?
Is there a better way? You bet
there is. Yes, Henry Kuhlman
can be part of the solution. My
ideas will be in another letter
soon. In the meantime, God's
Speed to LifeSync Technolo-
gies. You cannot blame LST for
Editor's Note: A copy of this let-
ter was presented to State Rep.
Ben Albritton and his brother
Joe Albritton. They chose not to
respond at this time.
Hardee County's failings.

Henry Kuhlman
Concerned Citizen
Fort Green


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular
evening session today (Thursday) beginning at 6 p.m. in Room
102, Courthouse Annex I; 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The
meeting can be followed on computer by going to www.hard-
eeclerk.com and following the link just above the picture of the
courthouse. It, and past meetings, can also be seen at 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.
-Developers agreement with CF Industries, 6 p.m.
-Zoning meeting, 6:05 p.m.
-Modified Special Exception on excavation for private lake
on Roy Moore Road.
-Mosaic Fertilizer, amendment to mining overlay on Land
Use Plan.
-Amendment to Land Use Plan on provision of central water
and wastewater.
-Holding 5K run on Oct. 20, 7 p.m.
-Amend Road & Bridge program, 7:10 a.m.
-Terminate agreement for aggregate for roads, 7:25 p.m.
-Appoint members to IDA, 7:40 p.m.
-Legislative Packet.
-Appoint members to Parks & Recreation Board.
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.




Chamber Launches


New Phone App
The Hardee County Chamber The app is part of the new
of Commerce will continue to partnership between the Hardee
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By JOAN SEAMAN atee Wildcats.
Of The Herald-Advocate All the other Hardee teams
SThree weekends down and a also played against Manatee
few more to go. Wildcats.
The 2012 Pop Warner season In the Mitey Mite division,
moves along, with just four Manatee won .28-20. For the
weekends left on the schedule. Junior Pee Wee, it was a Hardee
At last weekend's home win 32-25. The Hardee Pee Wee
games, it was a time of football also won 26-12, while the
and fun in a Homecoming time. Junior Midgets faced the tough-
Parents brought signs to adorn est task of the day in a 29-0
the fences. Players were recog- loss.
nized during the halftimes and Hardee had also had a rough
escorted on the field by their go in the past two weeks against
parents the Manatee Bulldogs and the
There was also a celebration Palmetto Trojans.
for those who had sold the most This weekend, Hardee goes
cookie dough for a fundraiser. to Buffalo Creek to take on the
The winners in each division Storm in all divisions but Junior
got to pie their coaches, and Midgets, which will play the D2
Hardee Youth Sports president Longhorns. The Flag team has a
Donna Parks as a reward (see bye this week.
attached collage). On Sept. 29, the Flag will '
When it got down to football, play the Manatee Wildcats,
it was all serious as they various while the other teams play the A V0
age Wildcats did their best. Flag Wolfpack D2 teams at Fish-
and Tiny Mite do not keep hawk Sports Complex.
scores. The Flag team played Hardee will be at home on
against the Fishhawk Wolfpack Oct. 6 and again on Oct. 13 to
at 9:15 to start the day. The Tiny complete the regular season.
Mites played against the Man-


Gone Coastal
By Alan Pierce
Fish & Wildlife Commission


LOBSTER SEASON!
Lobster season runs through the end of March 2013. If you're
not packing up to head for the Keys right now, well, you're basi-
cally no fun at all.
I'm just kidding I can't go either this year because I wasted my
.vacation drowning bait in the murky waters of the Florida Panhan-
dle left behind for a little while after Tropical Storm Debby. I guess
I'll just have to live off my lobstering memories a while longer!
Swimming around in the clear water of the Florida Keys is an
experience like no other. Trying to coax a lobster out of a crevice
with a tickle stick (a device used to encourage the lobster to come
out of its hiding place) while keeping track of how much air you
have left is a blast.
Lobsters aren't always the most cooperative of creatures. If
you haven't had the experience, you'll find out pretty quick that
they're smarter and faster then they look especially when they
throw it into reverse!
While capturing the "bugs" can be tricky, anyone can be suc-


cessful if picking the right location. If you are free-diving with no
air supply, pick an area where water depths will allow you at least
30 seconds of bottom time. Lobster like to hide in all kinds of struc-
tures, so focus your search on coral reefs, bridge pilings, etc. in
appropriate depths.
The other good piece of advice for those who are new to the
sport is "learn to clear your ears." Making repetitive dives, even to
only 6-10 feet, without clearing your ears each time can be very
painful.
While lobster chasing is phenomenal, the whole Keys experi-
ence is much bigger than just hunting the bug. Inshore and offshore
fishing is amazing, and both are right at your fingertips. Where else
can you catch dolphin, sailfish, permit, bonefish, grouper, snapper
and tarpon within 10 miles of your hotel room, and then finish off
your day bagging a limit of bugs? No offense, Mickey, but don't try
that in Orlando!
Not all areas in Monroe County are open for lobster harvest-
ing, so-"know before you go," as they say. Everglades National
Park, Dry Tortugas National Park, no-take areas in the Florida
Keys National Marine Sanctuary and the Biscayne Bay/Card
Sound Lobster Sanctuary are no-harvest zones. If you're not famil-
iar with all the jurisdictional boundaries in Monroe County, I
strongly advise you to obtain a good map of the area so that' you
can avoid the no-take zones. Otherwise, visit the lobster informa-
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10B The Herald-Advocate, September 20, 2012


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, Football fans, it was a weekend of upsets for a couple of
ranked teams. Southern Cal lost for the fourth straight year to
Stanford and fell from the top spot in the PAC 10 while Virginia
Tech fell to 0-2 Pitt, a team that lost at home to Youngstown St.
Next year, Pitt will join the ACC, but for now it was a big-win for
the Big East.
Florida's top teams had a mixed review for this past weekend.
The Gators won again just as the Swami predicted. QB play has
improved. The Gators are now ranked 14th with a 3-0 record. FSU
is ranked 4th despite having played two sub-division teams. USF
had its best chance to win the Big East this year with a senior quar-
terback and 25 seniors. The debacle against Rutgers was inexcus-
able. Special teams' mistakes and poor quarterback play put Thurs-
day night football back 10 years. There are many scenarios for USF
to still win the conference or share the title as has been the norm in
the Big East. Time for the Bulls to step up and take care of busi-
ness.
Alabama and LSU are ranked 1 and 2 respectively again this
year. Barring an upset, their showdown is Nov. 3rd. The Tide has
the easier road as LSU has Florida and South Carolina up before
the big showdown. Could the SEC win a 6th consecutive National
Championship? This week, the, SEC has 4 teams in the Top 10 fol-
lowed by the Big 12 with 3.
Notre Dame joining the ACC was the big story or a big yawn
this week depending on your point of view. The Irish will join for
all sports except football. They will play 5 ACC games a year..
though. This is the same deal they had with the Big East, which in
many circles is what helped kill the Big East. I would bet the fatirr
those 5 ACC teams will be Duke, Wake, Boston College, Virginia
and North Carolina. IF FSU and Clemson ever play the Irish you
can count on that game being in South Bend. This desperate
attempt by the ACC to be relevant also has a 50 million dollar exit
fee to leave the ACC. FSU and Maryland voted against the exit'
fee. It will be interesting to see how the ACC will try to collect
when teams say good bye. FSU and Clemson were rumored to join
the Big 12 most of last year. Both of those programs would be bet-'
ter fits with a football first conference. The conference expansion
plan was said to be heading for the 4 major conferences going to
16 teams with a playoff. The SEC was rumored to want Virginia
Tech and N.C. St. to move into those markets. This new twist has
stopped expansion talk for the moment. Look for it to heat up
around bowl season.
The Tampa Bay Bucs lost a heartbreaker to the NY Giants.
After building a first half lead, Eli brought back the Giants to a vic-
tory. Despite the loss, Schiano seems to have the Bucs going in the
right direction.
Georgia Southern returns to action this week at home against
Elon.
Now Let's Look at This Week's Bill O' Fare ...
1. Kentucky at Florida Gators return to the Swamp revived
and ready to show off for the 90,000 fans by demolishing the
Wildcats who lost last week to Western Kentucky. UF 45 UK 10.
2. Clemson at FSU Finally a respectable game opponent?


Jimbo could dress his team in WVU uniforms and beat the Tigers
70-33 or he could just rely on his own plan. Either way the Noles
will face Florida with a unblemished record. FSU 38 Clemson 17.
3. USF at Ball St. Bulls rebound with a win over Dave
Letterman's Alma Mater. Every win leads to a bowl game. The
Bulls can't afford to throw away any more. USF 33 Ball St. 17.
4. Louisville at FIU FIU beat Louisville at the Cardinals'
own house in 2011. This time it is in Miami. This time the ranked
Cards get a win. Louisville 37 FIU 13.
5. Vanderbilt at Georgia Vandy hoped for back-to-back
bowl seasons but a 1-3 start after this loss puts them in a hole.
Georgia 41 Vandy 21.
6..Miami at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets threw the
Virginia Tech game away in the opener but have won two sinpe that
horrible Thursday. Georgia Tech 42 Miami 24. '
7. Marshall at Rice Marshall leads the nation in passing
offense but has only one win. The Herd has never won a game in
the state of Texas. No Texas team has ever beaten the Herd in West
Virginia either. MU wins it's first ever Texas road game. Marshall
38 Rice 27.
8. Maryland at West Virginia Mountaineers continue to roll
behind Heisman candidate Geno Smith. WVU is averaging 612
yards per game. WVU 47 Maryland 13.
9. LSU at Auburn Auburn is hurting this year but expect no
sympathy from the Tigers. LSU will do all it can to stay ranked
going into Nov 3. LSU 48 Auburn 17.
S10. Florida Atlantic at Alabama Tides last tune-up. Ala-
bama 58 FAU 10.
11. Missouri at South Carolina Tigers get another welcome
to the SEC in Columbia. They will find no easy venues in this con-
-ference. South Carolina 31 Missouri 23.
12. South Carolina.St. at Texas A&M Aggies go to 3-1
with a rout. Aggies 56 SC St. 7
13. Rutgers at Arkansas Hogs have been hurting but this is
Rutgers from the Big East not a fellow SEC opponent. Arkansas 33
Rutgers 21.
14. South Alabama at Mississippi St. -. Dawgs tune up-for
the season With easy win. MSU 45 SAU 12.
15. Akron at Tennessee- Akron Zips invade the Great Smokey
Mountains Sounds more like a sci-fi movie than a football game.
Tennessee 42 Akron 17.
16. Kansas St. at Oklahoma First of many Big 12 show-
downs in 2012. Both are ranked but the Sooners are at home
Oklahoma 35 KSU 31.
17. Elon at'Georgia Southern Hardee Boys propel the
Eagles to victory. Even with a loss last week, in this division there
is still a playoff system. Georgia Southern 55 Elon 13.
18. Tampa at Dallas probably another hard luck loss.
Dallas 27 Tampa 24.
19. NY Jets at Miami -- Going with the fish this week!
Miami 30 Jets 27.
20. Jacksonville at Indianapolis Colts have all the Luck.
Colts 31 Jags 17.

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WEEK ENDING: SEPTEMBER 16,2012
Weather Summary: Rainfall across Florida was almost
.widespread. The north to mid-region was the driest based on data
from the Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN).
Okahumpka received only 0.01 of. an inch of rain. The southern
region received the most rainfall with a minimum of 1.05 inches at
Clewiston to a maximum of 4.49 inches at Homestead. The State
remained drought-free. Lake Okeechobee was over 14 feet high
and rising. Normal temperatures to two degrees below were report-
ed at major cities. Minimum temperatures ranged from 59 degrees
in Monticello to 74 degrees in Fort Lauderdale, while the maxi-
mum temperatures ranged from 85 degrees in Indian River to 93
degrees in Immokalee.

Field Crops: Due to drier weather, hay cutting had resumed
in most counties. Union County producers were still unable to cut
hay in some wetter areas. In some areas, peanut inverters were
turning up peanuts. So far, the peanut crop appeared to be bettei
than average in Santa Rosa and Escambia counties. There were
some reports of soybeans experiencing pressure from deer and rust
in Washington County. In Jackson County, cotton harvesting will
begin soon.

Fruits & Vegetables: In the southern.counties, vegetable
growers continued to prepare land, plant and, spray as necessary.
Sugarcane planting had also begun after some delays due to muddy
fields caused by the passing of Tropical Storm Isaac.

Livestock and Pastures: Statewide, the condition of pasture
was mostly good, with some pasture flooded. The quality of sum-
mer pasture began to decline seasonally. The cattle condition was
mostly good. In the Panhandle, the pasture condition was very poor
to excellent, with most good to excellent. Pastures in some
locations were poor due to drought. The cattle condition ranged
from very poor to excellent, with most in good condition. In
Washington County, the cattle condition was good with an abun-
dance of grass. In the northern area, the pasture condition was fair
to excellent, with most in good condition. Cattle were in fair to
excellent condition with most in good condition. In the central area,
the condition of pasture ranged from poor to excellent, with most
in good condition. The cattle were in fair to excellent condition,
with most in good condition. In the southwest area, the pasture con-
dition was very poor to excellent, with most in good condition.
Some pastures were very poor due to flooding. Most cattle were in
good condition.

Citrus: Daily high temperatures were in the upper 80s to low
90s across the citrus region. All of the FAWN stations in the citrus
growing region recorded some precipitation this week, with
Palmdale receiving the most at 4.48 inches. Six stations received
more than two inches, and another four received more than an inch.
Ocklawaha recorded the least with 0.01 of an inch recorded. The
citrus region remains entirely drought free, as per the U.S. Drought
Monitor; last updated September 1.1,2012. Application of fall miti-
cide, young tree care, irrigation, and grove maintenance are the pri-
mary grove activities.


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

The Town of Zolfo Springs has tentatively adopted a budget for 2012/2013.

A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will be held on:

Monday, September 24, 2012
6:00 PM
at
3210 US Highway 17 South
Town Commission Board Room
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
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BUDGET SUMMARY
TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS
FLORIDA
FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET (INCOME
AND EXPENDITURES) OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS,
FLORIDA, ARE 61.76% LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL
INCOME AND EXPENDITURES.


REVENUE
Ad Valorem Taxes.............................
Utility Taxes.......................................
Franchise Fees..................................
Occupational Licenses..........................
State Revenue Sharing...... ..............
Mobile Home Taxes............................
Half Cent Sales Taxes ...... ............
1 Cent Sales Taxes...................... .....
Fuel Tax Refund................ ...............
Civic Center Rental............................
Miscellaneous Revenues........:............
Wastewater Revenue..........................
Water Revenue...............................
Reconnect Fees..................................
Sanitation Service............................
Local Option Gas Tax..........................
Vapor Lights.................................
interest Income.................................
USDA ........................ ..................
Reserves ......................... .............


EXPENSES
Legislative ............. ........ .........
Clerk's Office.................................
Public Safety.................... ............
Water Department................... ..........
Wastewater Department......................
Sanitation Department.........................
Transportation Department...................
Recreation Department.......................


Proposed Millage 8.5540

$183,331.00
85,615.00
60,000.00
800.00
36,025.00
650.00
45,737.00
95,790.00
1,500.00.
1,000.00
12,000.00
435,900.00
264,678.00
1,500.00
122,000.00
41,412.00
271.00
600.00
600,000.00
232,000.00

$2,220,809.00


12,600.00
218,153.00
120,558.00
498,678.00
1,035,900.00
122,000.00
201,920.00
11,000.00


$2,220,809.00
THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC
RECORD.


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CITY OF WAUCHULA
COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The Board of Directors of the City of Wauchula Community Redevelopment Agency (the
Board) will hold a special meeting on Monday, September 24, 2012 at 4:30pm. Items on
the agenda are as follows: Review and award Bid No. CRA 12-02, Historic Train Depot
Restoration.

ThemTeetirigs will be held at the Commission Chambers located at 225 East MainStreet,.
Wauchula, FL 33873.

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

The Board does not discriminate upon the basis of any individual's disability status. This
non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect of the Board's functions, including ones
access to, participation, employment or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone re-
quiring reasonable accommodation as provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act
or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the City Clerk at (863)'773-3131.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/Keith Nadaskay
Mayor
SCommunity Redevelopment
Agency
ATTEST
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2012-05

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance Num-
ber 2012-05 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second reading
at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 24th day of September
2012, at 5:05 P.M., or as soon thereafter as it reasonably can be held. A copy of the pro-
posed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Av-
enue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to the
proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2012-05

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR
ADOPTION OF THE FINAL BUDGET FOR THE 2012-2013 FISCAL YEAR PUR-
SUANT TO SECTION 200.065, FLORIDA STATUTES; PROVIDING AUTHORIZA-
TION FOR TRANSFERS OF APPROPRIATIONS FOR EXPENSES AS LONG AS
SUCH TRANSFERS DO NOT AFFECT THE TOTAL BUDGET FOR EACH DEPART-
MENT; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; AND PRO-
VIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every as-
pect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment
or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as
provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/Holly Smith
HOLLY SMITH, City Clerk
Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire City of Wauchula
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Attorney for the City of Wauchula
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September 20,2012, The Herald-Advocate 11B


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
They scored in a variety of
ways, four touchdowns, a punt
return, an interception.
Add in fumble recoveries,
pass breakouts and overall good
play, and the Hardee JV Wild-
cats had a home romp in last
week's 46-0 game 'against the
Junior Fort Meade Miners.
SThe junior Wildcats are home
again today (Thursday), greet-
ing Frostproof in a 7 p.m. en-
counter. The Sept. 27 game is at
Lake Placid.
The run-away win over Fort
Meade last week just gave
Hardee coaches Rod Smith,
Barry'White, Todd Bolin and
Van Crawford, the opportunity
to see a lot of players in actior
Freshman quarterback Tre-
quan Holley used a half dozen





Boys Cross
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee boys 'cross country
picked up, win number six in a
home meet last week.
'In the two meets to start the
season, the boys have shown
exceptional ability and prepara-
tion, while the girls are a bit too
shorthanded to excel as well.
The teams will host the annu-
al Alumni Run today (Sept. 20)
at the high school at 5:30 p.m.
All alumni, faculty and others
are invited to participate. Call
SCoach Don Trewat 773-3181
or e-mail him at DTrew@hard-
ee.kl2.fl.us.
Before the Alumni Run, how-
ever, the Wildcats and Lady
Wildcats were involved in the
Jim Ryun Invitational in
Lakeland last Saturday and the


backs and receiver Jordan Jones
in combining points. Kicker
Rigo Rodriguez was four-of-
seven on conversion points.
The defense and special
teams were also effective.
DeShawndre "Debo" McMil-
lian snared an interception for a
30-yard TD return. Jones took a
punt return 56 yards for another
score. Andrew Hagans came up
with a fumble recovery, and
both Bryce Anderson and
Chauncey Rivers broke up
Miner passes.
The tackle parade was also
inclusive, with a lot of guys get-
ting in on this action, including
McMillian, Hagans, Rivers,
Anderson, Jones, Alex Hino-
josa, Roby Paris, Thomas
'omez, Ryan Ramirez, C. K.
Douglas, Noah Coronado, John
Snell and Johnny Saldivar.


VILLAGE GENERAL
PER $1,000 FUND


I. REVENUES


CASH BALANCES BROUGHT FORWARD


AD VALOREM TAXES


OTHER REVENUES
Permit and License Fees
Intergovernmental Revenue
Interest Earnings,
Other
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES
TOTAL ESTIMATED REVENUES AND BALANCES


SPECIAL
REVENUE
FUNDS


$48,420,736


Holley's only completed pass
went to Jones for 25 yards.
The biggest ballVcarrier was
Johnny Luna, who collected
140 yards on a dozen carries
and made four TDs. He had TD
runs of six, five, 26 and five
yards. Ryan Ramirez added a
45-yard TD run, with Tyler
Bragg, four for 30 yards, Holley
three for 30, Snell two for six
and Hinojosa one for seven.
Other junior 'Cats are Austin
Judah, Tomas Hinojosa, Dalton
Bethea, George Lackey, Ty
Trammell, Cole Robertson,
Zach Coronado, Jose Coronado,
Kevin White, Matt Green,
Isaiah Capron, Roberto Torres,
Ryan Ham, Allen Brown, David
Ramirez, Andy Manley, Daniel
Permenter, Thomas Juarez and
Al Brown.


Country Wins At Home


Dragon Invitational in Lake
Placid on Tuesday.
.Next up is the flrunners meet
in Titusville on Sept. 28 and the
Disney Cross Country Invi-
tational in Lake Buena Vista on
Oct. 5.
At the Newsome Invitational
in Lithia, soph Leonel Rod-
riguez ran in the number 2 spot,
with junior Adrian Briones and
senior Dorian Mejia coming in
ahead of junior captain Brandon
Beatty.
Last Tuesday's "home" meet
was at Hardee Lakes Park north
of Fort Green, with Lake Placid
and Avon Park participating.
The girls had all new runners,
with most setting personal
bests. Soph Araceli Ramos led
the girls with a second-place
finish at 27.33. Freshmen


Crystal Avila, eighth at 30.07
and Maria, Munoz, 10th at
30.17, vere also successful.
The boys took seven of the
top 15 spots. Senior Christian
Moralez, in only his second
'year on the squad, took second,
classmate Ruben Ozuna third,
and another senior Mark
Gomez fourth. Beatty placed
fifth despite illness and defeat-
ed Briones, who was ninth,
Rodriguez, 10th and Mejia
13th.
One bright spot 'for Lake
Placid was the effort by top run-
ner Dalton Shelton, who battled
Wildcat Morales all the way to
state last season. Shelton
looked in mid-season form by
covering the course in 16-57,
over 90 seconds ahead of
Morales.


NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING


The Southwest Florida Water Management District has tentatively adopted a
budget for fiscal year 2012-2013.

This notice is applicable to the following counties:


, Charlotte
Hernando
Levy
Pinellas


.... ;, ,s Citrus
Highlands
Manatee
Polk


DeSoto
Hillsborough
Marion
Sarasota


' -Hardeea i
Lake
Pasco
Sumter


A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget AND TAXES will
be held on:


Southwest Florida
Water Management District

WAPlAMATrERS.ORG 1-800-423-1476


Tuesday, September 25, 2012
6:00 p.m.
at
TampaService Office
7601 US Highway 301 North
Tampa, FL 33637-6759


9:20C


CAPITAL
PROJECTS
FUNDS


TOTAL
BUDGET


. $635,000 $49,055,736


0.3928 100,477,587


1,900,000
1,916,000 $1,007,662 2,750,000
2,000,000


100,477,587


1,900,000
5,673,662
2,000,000


343,200 343,200
$106,636,787 $1,007,662 $2,750,000 $110,394,449
$155,057,523 $1,007,662 $3,385,000 $159,450,185


SPECIAL
GENERAL REVENUE
FUND FUNDS


II. EXPENDITURES


WATER RESOURCES PLANNING & MONITORING


ACQUISITION, RESTORATION & PUBLIC WORKS
OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF LANDS & WORKS
REGULATION
OUTREACH
ADMINISTRATIVE AND OPERATIONS SUPPORT
COMMISSIONS.FOR 1ifX COLLECTIONS
RESERVES FOR CONTINGENCIES


TOTAL APPROPRIATED EXPENDITURES
AND RESERVES

ESTIMATED ENCUMBRANCES


Southwest Florida
Water Management District
WATERMATTES .ORG 1-800-423-1476
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CAPITAL
PROJECTS
FUNDS


$26,397,921


TOTAL
BUDGET


$26,397,921


73,076,801 $1,007,662 $3,385,000 .77,469,463
18,314,658 18,314,658
19,476,251 19,476,251


10,748,709
3,512,770


3,530,413
10,748,709
3,512,770


$155,057,523 $1,007,662 $3,385,000 $159,450,185


$232,791,563 $3,082,714 $2,555,028 $238,429,305




THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED. AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE
OFFICE OF THEABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


OLD CASES:
12-028-M Bruce D & Jessica A Collom
12-076-M Vincente & Gloria Rodriguez
12-120-L Johnnie A Hodges Jr

NEW CASES:
12-099-M Estate of Mildred L Stansell
12-138-L James R Kelly
12-138-NA James R Kelly
12-141-L Antelmo Bautista


122 W Main St
205 Goolsby St
505 S 7th Ave


612 W Palmetto St
121 S 7th Ave
121 S 7th Ave
617 Saunders St


Any interested persons) will be heard at this meeting. If any person decides to appeal any
decision made by the Board with respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim
record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon the basis
of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every aspect
of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or
treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as
provided for in the Americans with. Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131. 9:20c



CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC

The General Pension Advisory.Committee of the City of Wauchula will hold a Meet-
ing on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 10:30am or as soon thereafter as it reasonably
can be held. Items on the agenda are as follows: Update on Pension fund, and any
other business that may come before the Committee.

The meetings will be held at the Administrative Building located at 126 South 7th
Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873. ,


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

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


CITY OF WAUCHULA
S/Richard K. Nadaskay Jr.
Mayor

.ATTEST
S/Holly Smith
City Clerk -- -9
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NOTICE OF BUDGET HEARING

The City of Bowling Green has tentatively adopted a budget for
2012
A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the budget
AND TAXES will beheld on:
September 24, 2012
6:00pm
at
City Commission Chamber
104 E Main Street
Bowling Green, FL 33834
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BUDGET SUMMARY
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FL FISCAL YEAR 2012-2013
THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET (INCOME AND EXPENDITURES) FOR 20i2-2013
ARE 19.39% LESS THAN LAST YEAR'S OPERATING BUDGET


ESTIMATED REVENUES:
Taxes: Millage Rate:$7.25 per $1,000.00
Ad Valorem Taxes
Utility Service Taxes
Franchise Fees
Licenses, fees & permits
Intergovernmental revenue
Grants
Charges for services
Fines & forfeitures
Interest & misc. revenue


TOTAL SOURCES
Transfers in


TOTAL REVENUES, TRANSFERS
& BALANCES

EXPENDITURES:
General Government
Public Safety
Physical Environment
Culture/Recreation
Utility Services
Debt Service
Capital Projects
Grant Projects
TOTAL EXPENDITURES
Transfers out
Fund balance/reserves/net assets
TOTAL APPROPRIATED


GENERAL ENTERPRISE
FUND FUND


201,300
114,000
80,000
2,80p
388,667


1,000
36,500
25,000
53,606


902,873
18000


920,873


295,897
430,733
172,743
21,500





920,873


TOTAL
FUNDS


201,300
114,000
80,000
2,800
388,667


425,000 426,000
802,400 901,120
25,000
69636 123,242

1,297,036 2,199,909




1,297,036 2,217,909


295,897
430,733
172,743
21,500
800,586 800,586
53,450 53,450


425,000
1,279,036
18000


425,000
2,199,909


EXPENDITURES & RESERVES 920,873 1,297,036 2,217,909
THE ADOPTED MILLAGE RATE OF 7.25 MILLS IS.1877 MILLS LOWER THAN THE ROLLED BACK RATE OF 7.4377.
THE TENTATIVE, ADOPTED, AND/OR FINAL BUDGETS ARE ON FILE IN THE OFFICE OF THE


ABOVE MENTIONED TAXING AUTHORITY AS A PUBLIC RECORD.


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Junior 'Cats Crush JV Miners


NOTICE OF MEETING OF

CITY OF WAUCHULA

CODE ENFORCEMENT BOARD

225 E MAIN ST., SUITE 105

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2012

5:30 P.M.


BUDGET SUMMARY
Southwest Florida Water Management District Fiscal Year 2012-2013

THE PROPOSED OPERATING BUDGET EXPENDITURES OF THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA WATER
MANAGEMENT DISTRICT ARE 1.8%/o MORE THAN LAST YEAR'S TOTAL OPERATING EXPENDITURES.








12B The Herald-Advocate, September 20, 2012


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

COUNTY
Sept. 16, Hector Thomas Sandoval, 36, of 4810 Sally Blvd.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney and charged
with unarmed burglary of an unoccupied structure and grand theft
of a vehicle.
Sept. 16, David Aurther Blackney, 45, of 1744 SR 62,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel on an out-
of-county warrant.
Sept. 16, a business burglary on Sch6ntag Road and criminal
mischief on Maxwell Drive were reported.

Sept. 15, Calvin Lavon McCleod, 44, of 670 Peterson St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by the Drug Task Force (DTF) and.charged
with.trafficking in cocaine, trafficking in opium, three counts sale
of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a specified location, sale of mari-
juana within 1,000 feet of a specified location, sale of metham-
phetamine within 1,000 feet of a specified location, sale of opium
or its derivative, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession
of a vehicle/structure to traffic in drugs.
Sept. 15, Fermin Albarran-Rios, 34, of 2050 Petteway Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with




Pe fTeWe


This is a female Cur. She is beige and
white 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.





Frankie's
HAIR SALON

773-5665
116 Carlton St. Wauchula
Now Accepting
HouTuesday Friday 9-6 Saturay 9-3
, Tuesday Friday 9-6; Saturday 9-3


two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Sept. 15, criminal mischief on East Broward Street, and thefts
on U. S. 17 South, Webb Road and North Road were reported.

Sept. 14, Erik Andrew England, 37, of 9724 Walking Horse
Dr., Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Det. Shane Ward and charged
wjth larceny theft and dealing in stolen property.
Sept. 14, Alvaro Rodriguez Perez, 33, of 888 SR 64, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. John McLeod and charged with con-
tempt of court.,
Sept. 14, Aroldo Ruiz, 28, of 224 Morales Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with battery.
Sept. 14, a fight on Myrtle Street and a theft on U. S. 17 North
were reported.

Sept. 13, Kenneth Rene Torres, 36, of 2405 Patty Lane, Fort
Meade, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney and charged with
withholding support of children.
Sept. 13, Lee Harold Oesterling, 42, of 944 Reynolds Road,
Lakeland, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney and charged with
disorderly intoxication and trespassing failure to leave property
upon request.
Sept. 13, Jennifer Marie Bailey, 27, of 475 Boyd Cowart
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by 'Sgt. Matt Tinsley and charged
with battery on a person 65 or older.
Sept. 13, Oliver Daniel Durfey, 54, of 669 Deauville Court,
Kissimmee, was arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on five out-of-coun-
ty warrants. ,
Sept. 13, burglary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 South, a fight
on David Court, and thefts on Mowatt Street, Deerwood Drive,
Gregory Lane and SR 66 were reported.

Sept. 12, Marvin Williams, 42, of 309 Georgia St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a charge of violation of
probation.
Sept. 12, Christopher Mahlon Proctor, 27, of 2960 Armadillo
Trail, Arcadia, was arrested by Dep. Daniel Aguilar on two counts
of contempt of court.

Sept. 11, burglary of a conveyance on Carlton Street and a
vehicle stolen on Hickory Street were reported.


Sept. 10, Carol Lynn Staton, 47, of 2244 Conerly Road, Ona,
was arrested by Dep. Miguel Castillo on two counts of violation of
probation.
Sept. 10, a tag stolen on CR 665, and thefts on Stoner Lane,
Chamberlain Boulevard and Bluebird Lane were reported.
WAUCHULA
Sept. 16, Ginger Marie Holmes, 45, of 9658 Williamsburg Dr.,
Winter Haven, was arrested by Ofc. Eric Thompson and charged
with DUI.
Sept. 16, a tag stolen on Rust Avenue and thefts on South
Florida Avenue and on Rust Avenue were reported.

Sept. 15, a theft on Florida Avenue was reported.

Sept. 14, criminal mischief on East Orange Street and a vehi-
cle stolen on Rust Avenue was reported.

Sept. 13, Victor Bady Smith, 44, of 525 Magnolia Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. John Nicholas on a charge of con-
tempt of court violation of an injunction for protection.
Sept. 13, a theft on North 10th Avenue was reported.


Sept. 11, Randy Lee Fugate. 51, of 631 E. Bay St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Robert Spe6,er and charged with public order
crimes misuse of wireless 911.
Sept. 11, burglary of a conveyance on East Bay Street, a vehi-
cle stolen on Briarwood Drive, a tag stolen on East Bay Street (dif-
ferent location), and a theft on East Summit Avenue were reported.

Sept., 10, criminal mischief on South Eighth Avenue and a
theft on East Townsend Street were reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Sept. 16, a theft on Maple Avenue was reported.

Sept. 15, a theft on Starke Avenue was reported.

Sept% 11, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North was reported.


NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE



The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida has tentatively adopted

a measure to increase its property tax levy.



Last year's property tax levy:

A. Initially proposed tax levy......... ........... ........ ... ........... $12.627.985

B. Less tax reductions due to Value Adjustment Board


and other assessment changes.....................................


$(47,857),


C. Actual property tax levy................ .... ..........................$12.675842



This year's proposed tax levy..............................................$12.989623



All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the tax increase to be

held on:



A public hearing to make a FINAL DECISION on the BUDGET AND TAXES

will be held on:



September 25, 2012

6:00 p.m.

At

412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873
9:20c


BUDGET SUMMARY
Hardee County Fiscal Year 2012-2013
MILLAGE RATE: 8.5540
ESMAIEDRVENUES GENERAL TRANSP. FIEN RACE FtiR PIONEER MNNG Ell GRANT VANDOLAN WAUCHULA SODWATE EN ...
REVENUE TRUST FORFEMIRE TRACK RESCUE PARK DAYS FUN DS ERPRIE ENTERPRISE tPR FUNDS BU~PET
A0 valorem Tax r 12.89.623 '2 ',.,M iaM
GCeneraIGo.wmrrn Ta5es "' 1.1,613 1 145S33 '
L,.:enesPerrn,,- Fees '82.725 1 200 : 8..
Feae,a3Graras P' 1. 27 ,18 .
rate anis ,425 3 13 555 .1,500 t 7088 3 I3. Ia 1 W
Sitra Snea f Pevl F .uE.s e5 2 92.255 I S : 4 O I.0,J 16 :,3 ,00. *. ... mF... ,4t.j-0 ..' *. :, J74
Local rrar.. 50 s om 8..
n~.r,, ,ir Sbi I 79 503 1. ,10 20.000 194 67000 8817.688 60 959 713 AN "6 ~:
.d- n frWAlR4,1tjRe nue, Il :ij0- .'' -'..'"
ri, F.raur., u, s 7,300 253.0O0- 00:, ;- .. I
inr.,r.,l dr.iJ '3mier EaLrrr. 22,000 10 00Cr 1,00 2.600 l 400 5 00 "5 500, 2 4689 5 43L';4"
F.nr, r nrd ,-ilnd 902,08 : P:." ;' 0 86
..,:, *_id ,m,,' lr,-,6 ~ Fi 1.847.054 '. 877 4 64 t 7 2 1
L'r..nalon hrm Pnvale Sour.-es S 5,200 4.. 8 .
M,.:.iiar.eus Ctr.er Sources 516.000 4 (,0' 100 -1 30 5.000 16 000 211 644
TOTAL SOURCES 168UW A 6.36.085 274W,10 446.600 1J116.t 88.450 MB 120.730 '.' 109.100 19228 454
Le:.5% (813 372) 3i (13.706) .761) 01 ) 5423)ft
TOTAL BUDGETED SOURCES 17rMJ4 5.990.780 21P036 446.500 1,711.6W 84.100 9M,9 120.730 i- 3.- 103.645 -ig 1,832.031 ,30. 04
Tr a'nle .i In 278.633 J .0 250.000 02.320 4 2 '-. 1300 3 .m3*3
CanlFormJarjs ,4.863221 3 56e ? 028.972 20,0 W. 37 5 21538 .S 243.381 'Wa 5.551 163 ,111
B BATRANAC E22B3M14 9 20162 130BW.7 446m0 4,70,@52 1 S71 T71B6 S 206470 1172117 347F13 23,514 Wp 7m1 AS .S -i5,ikI WmB


REVENUE TRUTH PORFEBURE TRACK RESCUE PARK AYS FUND NTERP1g ENERPI R W3em H FUN 0' W *U
C-enealr s oreTen 69,1820 'w 50 63'9 : .38.00
P.ur cSaIN 10.373=22 W.436 u ,- 3.
FnTOTALcEXPENDITRES 105.177 1 -8.78 18870 118003 48 1BI 4.882547 :
Twax cponaw*on ii r '
E.nom,c Ermrinmr,Tem 207.842 4_41.049r- 7';8 M *
Human 54.'c.. 9285377 1. 5(L *14 910 UW T
9u9l,18jr0cr j86, 50C. 63 a : .318.000 S Is7n7
CI:n 1.33S.423 __ 1...3 .f l .S 3 V
TOTAL EXPENDOrURES W3 H .8.7B3845 4 13B423 220.500 2.UMU 63989 am. 188.970 O0479 118.003 L7#Sl3 4B12.547
Trar'.r.er. C'.u',ner us..e 1,20.022 226 00i0 116.750, 37800 40.265 17178 30 258 : -;432 69 000 .. I 1J
C ntnr,r.'.Jr... 900.000 19; .8 25.000 134,.TT 3 10O0 1223 2 500 7 500 : 00 240 000 1,17,7?7
PReitr. 6. Re5e..e.. 135.000 24 .19 1,741t 80 73 244 173505 f 692 111 .i -
Fur. 6 al6r,..e 2.021,M8 78.944 418.184 10.439 94,18 1.00 ,1t 7j 1. ..7 1 50 81j .3 4.
TOTAL APPROPIAT
EXPENDITU1 ESRE SERVES 2,983 2 14 9 018 3 7 11,436 44 4710522 7263 204 1B7227 347203s 25rK1014 7,MSlAWA 1.1 1 .1301kx
BALANCES
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Thursday, September 20, 2012


HJHS Football Opens On The Road


By JOAN SEAMAN
6f The Herald-Advocate
It's the fifth year together.
Head Coach Mark Carlton,
offensive coordinator Jason
Clark and defensive coordinator
West Palmer are working
together again, for their fifth
mear, in leading the Hardee
junior High School Wildcat
aotball team.
Joining them are assistants
erry Lindsey, John Sharp.and
ijerren Bryan, all quite experi-
enced in the world of Hardee
sports and especially football.
They have a large squad to
work with this season, includ-
ing more than a dozen returnees
already familiar with the win-
ning Hardee tradition.
Leading them are quarterback
Hayden Lindsey, who filled in
for Marco DeLeon last year
when DeLeon was injured.
Suited up for the backfield are
fellow eighth graders Willie
Baker, Jarret Carlton, Parker
Carlton and Isis Garza.
Other returnees are Thomas
Atchley, Braddock Collom,
Jimmy Lane, Sherry Lee,
Jonatan Martinez, Gabriel
Mendoza, Boone Paris, Jeremy
Reyna, Alex Rodriguez and
Lawrence Walker.
Eighth graders new to the
junior high football are Levi
Boyette, Erick Estrada, Jeremy
Franks, Jose Gomez, Marcelino
Gomez, DeAngelo Smith,
Larrett Smith, Cavaris Snell
and Jose Zuniga.
Looking to start their Wildcat
history are, seventh graders,


Justin Aguilar, Jaques Brown,
Tanner Carlton, Marcelin
Cimeus, Gavin Crawford, Cole
Durden, Scotty Eures, Brandon
Franks, Jacob Hebert and Alex
Hernandez.
Also, Christian Lowery, Juan
Medina, Gloigens Metayer,
Andy Olivarez, Adam Olivera,
Jessie Pilkington, Manuel Rios,
Ismael Rodriguez, Anderson
Severe, Jax Ullrich and Payton'
Yarbrough.
"On defense, we're still ham-
mering out who our best 11 are,
and we've got some fierce bat-
tles going on for starting posi-
tions," commented Coach
Carlton.
"You never know what a sea-
son will be like until toe meets
leather, but this is a good group


of guys that are working hard,
fun to be around and good stu-
dents. If they keep working
hard, listening and learning,
then we should be worth the
price of admission," he con-
cluded.
The young 'Cats started their
season Tuesday at Hill-Gustat
Middle School in Sebring. In
the Heartland Conference, each
team plays one other twice dur-
ing the season. Hardee will play
Bok Academy twice, on Oct. 2
in Lake Wales and Oct. 16 at
home.
Other home games are Sept.
25 against Lake Placid and Oct.
23 vs. DeSoto. Other road
games are Oct. 9 at Avon Park,
and Nov. 1, an unusual Thurs-
day game, at Sebring.


Sept. 20 Boys Golf
Girls Golf
HJHS Softball
Cross Country
Volleyball
JV Football


Tri-Meet
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Hill-Gustat
Alumni Run
Sebring
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Sept. 24 HJHS Softball DeSoto Away 4:30 p.m.
Volleyball Frostproof Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Sept. 25 Girls Golf Avon Park Away 4 p.m.
Boys Golf Port Charlotte HOME 4 p.m.
HJHS Football Lake Placid HOME 5:30 p.m.
Swimming Avon Park Away 5:30 p.m.
Volleyball Lake Wales Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Sent. 27 Girls Golf DeSoto HOME 4 p.m.


2012 HJHS Football
Sept. 18 Hill-Gustat Away
Sept. 25 Lake Placid HOME
Oct. 2 Bok Academy Away
Oct. 9 Avon Park Away
Oct. 16 Bok Academy HOME
Oct. 23 DeSoto HOME
Nov. 1 Sebring Away
Games begin at 5:30 p.m.
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Assistants: Jason Clark, West Palmer,
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BOWLING GREEN
APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE
UNITED PENTECOSTAL
CHURCH
310 Orange St.
375-3100
Sunday Morning ................10:0 a.m.
Sunday Evening ..................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ..................7:30 p.m.

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
121 West Broward St. 375-2231
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
.Morning Worship ................1:00 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 ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
1st Sunday ....................5:00 p.m.

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

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School ..................... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............... 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ......5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4681
Sunday School .....................945; 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.
M morning Service ......i...........11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer ......7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Eve. ..6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375.4409
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training......... .....5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time........7:00 p.m.

NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Mason Dixon & County Line Rd.
781-5887
Sunday Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Communion ....11:00 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/Learing ..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.:
Jieves (Ensenianza 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
S5076 Lily Church Rd.. 494-5622
S'find School .................. 10:00 a.m.
Moriqng Worship ............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday
AWANA for. Kids ..............6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time.........7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
English Service ..................1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service .....1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:00 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
773-047
Celebration Service1.........:..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
S Call'for Iwcations -

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
MartinjLuther 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 ............................11:00 a.m .


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

DIOS ES AMOR
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
Domingos Escuela
Dominica ......................10:00 a.m.
Servicio ....................... ..... 1:00 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'.
Viees 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 ..............1..1:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ..............6:15 p.m.i
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
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.mg.
Kids On Missions ;
(PK-Grade 4) .................... 6:00 p. .
Club 56 .............................. 6:00 p.m.
Youth Group (Grades 7-12) 6:00 p.m.
Family Life Ministry
& Discipleship .................. 6:00 p.m.


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

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

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

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

IGLESIA de DIU&
ALFA Y OMEGA
1909 Stanfield Rd.
*Sunday School.................... 10: 00 a.m.
Evening Service ..................6:00 pnm.
Tuesday (Bible Study & Prayer
Night) I....................:;........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
SWomrans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening .......i..............6:00 p.m.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday School ...................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.
MINISTERIO INTERNATIONAL
Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service ....11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper .....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities
(All Ages) ........................ .7:00 p.m .
NEW LIFE CHURCIH,.i -,
117 W. Palmetto St.
S... .:,ie,773-292So i ,'
Sunday Service ....................10:00 a.m.,
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services


Church Orchestra................. 6:00 p.m. NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
Adult Choir .......:................. 7:00 p.m. 10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH Mor. Worship
1121 W. Louisiana St.- 773-9243 (1st & 3r Sun.) ................8:00 a.m.
SUNDAY Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Generations Caf6 Opens........9:30 a.m. Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Kids World Check-In for 2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Nursery-5th Grade Begins..10:15 a.m. Allen Christian Endeavor......4:00 p.m.
Pre-K Blast ..........................10:45 a.m. Wed. & Fri. Bible.Study........7:00 p.m.
Kids World B.L.A.S.T. NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
(K-5th) ............................10:45 a.m. 912 N. 8th:Aye, -773-6947
Worship Service .................10:45 a.m. Sunday School .....................9:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY: Morning WorShip ..............11:00 a.m.
Check-In begins for Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Nursery-Sthgrade ..................6:15 p.m. Wednesday Supper ...............6:00 p.m.
Classes for children ages Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
PreK-12th grade ............6:30-8:00 p.m. OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH .
4350 W. Main St.- 735-0321
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.im.
THE'NAZARENE Eenimng Wrship ..................6:00 p.m.
511 W. Palmetto St. Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m
Sunday School ..................10:00 am.i PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
Morning Service..................11:00 a.m. CHURCH
Evening Worship .................;00 p.m.i 643 Siensrom Road- 773-2858
Wednesday Prayer .' . .*00 p.m., ?'- Sun.
FIRST MISSIONAIRY. i Communion ..1000 am.
BAPTIST CHURCH 2. & Sun
1347 Martin Luther King Ave. Di, e Wosrshp 10 00 a. .
773-6556 Bible Study ........................ 11:15 a.ri.
Sunday School .....................9:30 a.m. ** Fellowship each Sunday after service,
Morning Service ..................1:00 a.m. PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m. PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/ BAPTIST CH CH
Bible Study .......................6:00 p.m. 149Manley Road, East Main
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ......7:00 p.m. 773-5814
Sunday School ...................9:30 a.r.
FIRST UNITED Worship Service ..................1:00 a.m.
METHODIST CHURCH ed Eening Prayer ............7:00 p.m.
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267; ARH
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m. REAL LIFE CHURCH
Traditional Sunday Worship 11:00 a.m. 3365 NorthUS Hwy 17
Casual Sunday Worship..........6:00 p.m Morning Service ..................10:30 a.m.
Tuesday Bible Study............10:00 a.m... Wednesday Study/Learning ..6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Activities ............6:00 p.mi. ,.
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FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue'.
773-9386.
Sunday School ...................9:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .............10:00 a.m.
Wed. Family Night ................7:00 p.m.
Adult, Children & Radiate Youth Church

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

THE GOSPEL 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.


RKIVERKVIEW HEIGHTSn
.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.ri.
Evening Worship ,.t...........6:00 p.i.
Wednesday Prayer ..............7:00 p.m.

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

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave.- 773-6418
Sunday .................................9:00 a.m .
Holy Days ......,...:............................

ST. MICHAEL
CATHOLIC CIIURCH
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) . 1.............11:00 a.m.
(Creole) .....................1 :00 p.m.
Catecismo ....... ............ .......9:45 a.m.
Daily Mass in English ..........8:30 a.m.


WAUCHULA

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ....................9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting ............7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday School ..................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
.,Evening Worship .,...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
IABERNACLE 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.
773-0190
Sunday School .'..................10:00 a.r.
Morning Worship ..............11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship ............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church.................................. 10:00 a.m .
Youth Service! ..................6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS
*SPANISH CHURCH OF GbD,
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship...............7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ............'...10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...............7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study .................7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

COMMUNITYWESLEYAN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ...;............ 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...... '.,.i.1'i00a.m.'
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m..
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
SCOWBOY-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 ................1:00 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 aim.
Mbrning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .......... .....7:00 p.m..
Wednesday ............................7:30 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
S OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday.School ...................10:00 a.m,
Mqrning Worship ...............11:00 a.m.
Training Union .....................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-1544
Gospel Music .......:...:........10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ......:.........:11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........7:00 p.m.

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


Traveling through a long tunnel is dark and frightening, but you
know there's an end and you'll soon be back in the sunlight. Perhaps
you are feeling frightened today. Maybe you've experienced a sense
of panic when you wonder if your life will ever be bright and happy
again. God can retrn:you to the light! David praised Him in Psalms
18:28, saying, "You, O Lord, keep my lamp burning; my God turns
my darkness into light." Brighten your life as you worship God this
week and seek the light of His love.

Weekly Sipture Reading
Proverbs Proverbs Proverbs Proved Proverbs Proverbs Provebs
1:1-33 2:1-22 3:1-35 4:1-27 8:1-36 10:1-32 12:1-28
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GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ....................10QO a.m.
Morning Worship ................1:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...............7:00 p.m.
LIFE CHANGING WORSHIPCENIER
3426 Oak St. 863-832-9808
Sunday Worship ..................2:30 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

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

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

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF
GOD FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship .................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ................7:00p.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 .
Servcio del Miercoles .......7:30 p.m.
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PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
S Pioneer Park #
2nd Sunday ................... 10:30 a.m.
Everiing Service ....................6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday ............................ 6:00 p.m.

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica .. ........10:00 a.m.
Servicio .............................. 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club ........................6:30 p.m.
SServicio de la Nocfe ............7:00 p.m.
,:Mie6ecoles Merienda ............6:00 p.m.
-S erviiia ....................... 8:00'p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes .......5:00 p.m.







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Thinking on the Christ of
Christmas, a man said, 'Jesus is
the only Somnobody you can't
match!" Howtruel
Consider His pre-existence.
Jesus didn't begin when He was
born, Before He became Jesus of
Nazareth, He was the Son of God.
He always was and will be the God-
Man.
Consider His pre-choice. He's
the only one who chose His mother
and His name before Hewas bom.
He chose the virgin Mary, and was
born without a human father; and
He chose the name Jesus.
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question determines the destiny of
our souls. Pilate asked it, "What
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Letter To The Editor

Wildcats Need To Stop

Other Teams' Passing
Dear Editor: teams. It seems Hgrdee cannot
I am not going to tell Coach watch the receivers of the other
Martin how to do his job, for he teams.
is doing a swell job. Fort Meade is a passing team
We do need an overhaul in and can slip away from the
stepping the passing of other other team and get in the open.


Museum Matters
Marlene Rickels Hyde
Cracker Trail Museum Curator


COME BACK AND SEE US SOME TIME!
Certain images just take us back to simpler times whether
it's a rocking chair on a porch, freshly washed sheets hanging on
the line drying in the noon-day sun,or old rustic barns.
We enjoy being transported from our busy day-to-day lives to
quieter, simpler less-hectic times ... to a time when there was less
technology and a more personal human interaction.
Times may have been simpler but that didn't mean they were
always easier.
Work was hard. But people took pleasure in the simple things
in life: sitting on the front porch with a glass of freshly squeezed
lemonade in hand watching the sun go down; welcoming a new
neighbor with a loaf of freshly baked bread; Sunday after-church
.picnics in the park or fishing with a cane pole in the nearest creek.
What happened to those times? Have we gotten so "modern"
that we've forgotten how to slow down and simply enjoy life?
Whenwas the last time you saw old men enjoying a game of
checkers outside under a shade tree? How. many people even
remember playing any checkers that wasn't on a video game?
While walking through the Cracker Trail Museum, that's what
you get: a feeling of a slow-paced time when people worked hard
and took pride in their accomplishments.
People were not wasteful. They made do with what they had.
They grew their own food, made their own clothes, and learned
how to make do. And they were satisfied with the simple things in
life.
I hear some people say it a "Southern" thing that we take
life a bit slower in the -South than in other parts of the country.
Perhaps that's true. Perhaps we do move at a slower pace in the
South. We enjoy a game of checkers on the front porch with a glass
of sweet tea or just sitting in the porch swing watching a beautiful
sunset. We like to think it is simply our polite Southern ways.
We appreciate the hard work of our ancestors in,working this
area. We know the value of a person's word. We remember and
honor those who came before us in order that we may enjoy this
easier-paced life.
To walk through the Cracker Trail Museum is to see a real
appreciation of the hard work of our pioneer forefathers who
worked this area. From turpentine farmers to cattle ranchers; from
the early Florida "Crackers" to .the entrepreneurs who built our
early businesses into today's industries to walk through the
Cracker Trail Museum is to understand the sacrifices and hardships
endured by our forefathers in trying to make a better life for their
families.'
And to walk through the Cracker Trail Museum is simply a joy
for: me to appreciate our past, for it is in honoring our past that we
find the true essence of who we are.
You, too, can' % alk 6a, k 'in time by simply visiting the Cracker
Trail Museum soon. Whether it is looking at all our antique sewing
machines or old farming and cattle implements, you also can find
the essence of who we are as a people!
Why not visit us soon? We'll be waiting!


Wauchula Watch
By Ofc. Amy Drake
Wauchula Police Department


The ends should follow them
and let the rest of the line take
care of the runner. I see it, and
other coaches viewing the film
see it.
A good coach in which I am
sure Martin is can see each
player's weakness. I was the
only player chasing the carrier,
and I was a little scared to hit
low, and when I, missed a high
tackle and he scored, the coach
saw my weakness and told the
biggest player the next day to
run and me to hit him low.
I hit him high, and the coach
said for me to run and him to hit
me low. About the fouth time
around I decided I was going to
get killed so I hit him low.
When I was young I lived in
Miami, and Miami Senior High
went years without losing a
game. They said the coach
would take the team out in the
woods and run them through
the woods. The ones who
dodged the trees did not make
the team.
Anyway I know I cannot do a
better job than Coach Martin,
but I would like to see them
stop the passing attack.
I was the kicker on West Gate
High School in West Palm
Beach, a real country school.
We sometime rode our horses to
school, and we pulled our shoes
off to play football, and like I
said I was the kicker. When I
broke my big toe placekicking
off, that ended my career as a
player.
I will never forget the time I
was playing guard and someone
said you have been replaced, so
I ran off the field and the coach
said, "What are you. doing out
of the game?" About that time
we made a touchdown with
only 10 boys in the game, arid
the coach looked at me and
said, "Maybe I will leave you
out!"
Anyway I think Hardee "The
Wildcats" just need a few more
games under their belt and take
Fort Meade on again and should
show them how we run in
Hardee and kick their behinds.
Edward Farmer
Bowling Green



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MOTORCYCLES
You'll begin to notice more and more that the Wauchula Police
Department's motorcycle is out and about.
The motorcycle is a great tool used within law enforcement
agencies around the nation. Motorcycles are used for better traffic
enforcement as well as for lower fuel costs and maintenance. Law
enforcement motor officers go through a vigorous 80-hour training
Scourser teaching-the proper safety tools as well as advanced motor-
cycle techniques. This training is on top of the Florida Highway
Safety & Motor Vehicle motorcycle endorsement requirements.
Unfortunately many motorcycle operators have not experi-
enced the same amount of training.
Motorcycle operators face roadway dangers every time they
enter the highway. There are over 6.2 million motorcycles regis-
tered in the United States. Motorcycle fatalities represent roughly
11 percent of all highway fatalities each year, yet motorcycles rep-
resent only about three percent of all registered vehicles in the
United States.
Motorcycle operators not only face their own safety issues but
they also have to be extra observant to other motorist due to their
low visibility. Unlike an automobile, a motorcycle does not have
the protection of an enclosed passenger compartment. Motorcycles
are small and sometimes very hard to notice while traveling next to
ori applroching on the roadway. It is not only the responsibility of
the imotorc cle operator but that of the other motorist to ensure they
pay attention to their surroundings while driving.
Think safety when operating a motorcycle. Never ride with-
out a certified motorcycle helmet and eye protection; wear the right
shoes, gloves and clothing, pick a motorcycle that fits and is func-
tional for, you.
Treatother motorists with respect by obeying traffic laws.
Your negative driving behavior can create negative images for all
riders and even cause crashes harming yourself and other motorist.
Other motorists need to remember their bad driving habits can
also cause increased danger to a motorcyclist. Allowing greater
following distance behind a motorcycle, being extra cautious in
intersections and giving a motorcycle the full lane width can help
to, ensure -he safety of not only the motorcyclist but that of the
other motorists.
Source: Statistics provided in this article were found on'the nation-
1l Hi'li, ay Trqffic Safety Administration website.



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Homecoming Traditions
by Chrysta Chancey, HHS Math Teacher ,


"Did you hear what the theme
is for the Homecoming parade?
What ideas can we come up
with for our float? Who.will I
go with to the dance? What am
I going to wear?" These are just
a few questions that may pop
into the mind of an HHS student
as Homecoming draws closer.
Homecoming has always
been and still is today, a big
deal in Haidee County. It is
one of the many times during
the year that people of all ages
enjoy participating. Once the
date is set, preparation begins.
Of course, football players,
cheerleaders and band members
start practicing weeks before.
It is a time at HHS when
many things begin to happen.
Voting for Homecoming
royalty has changed over the"
years. Many years ago, voting
took place with pencil and paper
in homeroom classes whereas
today's high school students
vote on real voting machines
during their lunch time. In the
past, students voted for queen
and class sweethearts. Now
students also vote for a king.
Two weeks before the game,
students begin working on their
class. and club floats, which
becomes quite competitive.
The great thing about building


class floats is that everyone
can help. After all, anyone can
"pomp!" Float building is a
time for classmates to bond, be
creative, and have a good time.
On the day of the parade, streets
in Wauchula are filled with
young and old alike. Some bring
lawn chairs and umbrellas to be
shaded from the sun while others
walk along the parade route.
How exciting it is to hear the
sirens and know the parade is
starting! Here it comes the fire
trucks, the floats, the marching
band, the Homecoming
royalty and much more.
As the evening draws near, a
crowd makes its way to Wildcat
stadium. Many people have
traveled from near and far to
see our dear Wildcats play.
The pre-game announcement
of homecoming float winners
is made and the band begins
to play. The crowd stands and
the announcer says, "Herd
come the Wildcats!" A roar
explodes as everyone cheers for
the home team and the game
begins! Plays are made, points
are scored, and the boys are
doing their best to stay on top.
During half-time, Homecoming
royalty is introduced to the
crowd as proud parents, family
and friends stand and clap.


A new queen is crowned and
happiness spreads through the
field and stadium. We cannot
forget all the work that is going
on in the concession stand at this
time also. It is a busy time, but a
great time of fun shared by all.
The, second half of the game
continues and the atmosphere is
electrifying as the Hardee fans
cheer the Wildcats on to victory.
The dance is the next event on
the week's agenda. Years ago,
the Homecoming dance was
held right after the ballgame.
Now the dance is held the
next evening, which is better
for all those participating in
the Friday night activities.
At the dance, it is nice to see
so many teenagers hanging out
together having some good clean
fun. In the past, only couples
would dance during each song.
Now, when certain songs are
played the crowd will line up
in rows and dance altogether.
After the Homecoming king
is announced, the crowd cheers.
As the night winds down and
the traditional homecoming
festivities come to a close,
students may not realize it,
but they have spent the week
making memories unique to life
in a small town; memories that
they will cherish for a lifetime.


During lunches, students had the opportunity to vote for the 2012
homecoming court. Official voting machines from the Office of
the Supervisor of Elections were utilized. Pictured above, Brooke
Knight places her marked ballot into the machine to be tabulated.


Each week the HHS administration gives out the "Wildcat Spir-
it Award" to one student and one teacher for demonstrating their
school spirit by supporting various school initiatives and showing sup-
port for their peers. Each winner receives a pizza donated by "Wings
and Things" and delivered to them during their lunch on Friday. The
first student winner for 2012-13 was Reham Alqabsi, pictured above.


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COUNTYTOURT months in jail with credit for
The following marriage time served, $325 fine and court
licenses were issued recently costs, $50 public defender fee,
in the office of the county $50 cost of prosecution.
court: Crystal Hernandez, selling/-
Victor Santiago Leon, 31, giving alcohol to a person under
Bowling Green, and Silvia-!-. 21, adjudication withheld, $325
"Bautista Sebastian, 3, Bowling fine and court costs, $ cost of
Green. prosecution, $50 investigative
Louie Frank Carpenter Jr., costs.
28, Zolfo Springs, and Tiffany Reyes Rodriguez, allowing
Michelle Fair, 23, Zolfo livestock to run at large (second
Springs. count), not prosecuted.
Robert Waylon Murphy, 33, Victor Bady Smith, domestic
Wauchula, and Courtney battery, not prosecuted.
Cherokee-Jo Packard, 23, Radames A. Ortiz, carrying a
Wauchula. concealed.weapon, adjudication
Cody Alex Hernandez 20, withheld, $325 fine and court
Wauchula, and Marina costs, $50 public defender fee,
Martinez, 21, Wauchula. $50 cost o4 prosecution.
Aquilino Perez Toral, 24 CIRCUIT COURT
Wauchula, and Leticia Enes The following civil actions
Aguirre, 24, Wauchula. were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
The following small claims James Bryan Reschke and
case was disposed of recently Danielle Louise Reschke, di-
by the county judge: vorce.
W.S. Badcock Corp. vs. Rita Federal National Mortgage
Williams, judgment. Co. vs. John-Spear, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
The following misde- Elizabeth D. Markely and the
meanor cases 'were 'disposed state Department of Revenue
of recently in county court:, (DOR) vs. Michael H. Padgett,
Ruben Martinez Castro, dis- petition' for enforcement of
charging a firearm in public, administrative child support
adjudication withheld, $325 order.
fine and court costs, $50 cost of Esibel Acosta McCumber
prosecution, '$50 investigative and DOR vs. Elias SancheZ,
costs, petition for enforcement of
Jose Rubio Gonzalez, tres- administrative child support
pass on property other than order.
structure/conveyance, two Julie Garcia and DOR vs.
SJose Dimas Guardiola, petition
Sfor enforcement of administra-'
tiye child support order.
SApril' Lynn. Coronado, and
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE DOR vs. Francisco Coronado,
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF petition for administrative child
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR r administrative child
HARDEE COUNTY support order.
Gloria Jean Hickman vs.
CASE NO.: 252012CP000067 Jerry Dale Litton Jr., petition
for injunction for.protection.
S. Ashley Nicole Norman and
IN RE:THE ESTATE OF DOR vs. Germaine Rodriguez,
NATALIE ANN BLOOM TATRO, petition for enforcement of
also knownas NATALIE BLOOM- administrative child support
TATRO, deceased. order.
S Janis Louis Heck and
NOTICE TO CREDITORS Richard Benjamin Heck Sr.,
divorce.
The administration of the
estate of NATALIE ANN BLOOM
TATRO, also known as NATALIE
BLOOM TATRO, deceased, Receipt of Application
whose date of death was August Noticing
15, 2012, and whose social secu-
rity, number is xxx-xx-xxxx, is Per Rule 40D-1 603(11), F.A,C.
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate Published notices of receipt of an
Division, the address of which is application for a water use permit
Post Office Drawer 1749, shall contain information and be
Wauchula, Florida 33873-1749; in a format substantially as fol-
The name and address of the lows:
Personal Representative and the Notice is hereby given that the
Personal Representative's Attor- Southwest Florida Water
ney are set forth below. Management District has
received an application for a
All creditors of the decedent water use permit to withdraw
and other persons having claims water from wells and/or surface
or demands against decedent's water sources from Quail Creek
estate, on whom a copy of this Farms, Inc. & Lily Land LLC.
notice is required to be served Application Number: 2000-
must file their claims with this 3514.004. Application received:
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF 3 August 2, 2012. Project name:
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF Quail Creek Farms Inc. & Lily
THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF Land LLC. Predominant use
THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER type: agricultural. Total request-
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A ed withdrawal average daily
COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON gallons per day: 883,100. Peak
THEM. month average gallons per day:
2,713,800. Maximum daily gal-
All other creditors of the dece- Ions per day: 4,320,000. From:
dent and persons having claims 2 wells. Location: Section(s) 32
or demands against the dece- & 33 of T35S R23E and
dent's estate must file their Section(s) 4, 5, & 6 of T36S
claims with this court WITHIN R23E in Hardee County. The
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE application is available for pub-
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA- lic inspection Monday through
TION OF THIS NOTICE. Friday at the Tampa Service
Office, 76501 Highway 301
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITH- North, Tampa, Florida 33637.
IN THE TIME PERIODS SET Interested persons may inspect
FORTH 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA a copy of the application and
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOR- submit written comments con-
EVER BARRED. cerning 'the application. Com-
ments must include the permit
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME application number and be
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, received within 14 days from

DEDENT'S DATE OF DATH IS request an administrative hear-
BARRED. ing regarding the application,
you must send a written
The date of the first publication request referencing the permit
of this Notice is 09/13/12. application number to the
Southwest Florida Water
Personal Representative: Management District, Regu-
ELIZABETH BLOOM GILL lation Performance Manage-
Post Office Box 580 ment Department, 2379 Broad
Wauchula, FL 33873 Street, Brooksville, FL 34604-
6899 or submit your request
Attorney for Personal through the District's website at
Representative: www.watermatters.org. The
John W. H. Burton, of District does not discriminate
JOHN W. H. BURTON, P.A. based on disability. Anyone
Post Office Drawer 1729 requiring accommodation
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729 under the ADA should contact
Telephone: {863) 773-3241 the Regulation Performance
Telecopier: (866) 591-1658 Management Department at
Florida Bar Number: 0650137 (352) 796-7211 or 1-800-423-
1476: TDD only 1-800-231-6103.
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Gregoria Rufino on behalf of
minor child vs. Tangela Guer-
rero, petition for, injunction for
protection.
Hardee County Tax Collector
In Re: validation of 2011 tax
warrants.
U.S. Bank National Associ-
ation vs. Carolyn Olsen, peti-
tion for mortgage foreclosure.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-
cuit court were handed down
recently by thel circuit court
judge:
Travis Bryan Revell vs. State
of Florida, inmate appeal
denied. i
Alfonso Sandoval vs. Susan
Flores Lopez, dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Dennis Dixon vs. David
Lawrence, warden, Hardee
Correctional Institution, inmate
petition denied. '
Brenda Carrolm and DOR vs.
Britni D. Gamble, order.
Ashleigh L.; Harned and
William Everett Lovett, order.
R&S Group Inc. vs. Otto R.
Humphrey, dismissal of July
23, 2012 vacated.
JPMorgan Chase Bank vs.
Cynthia A. Trevino, judgment
vacated, case dismissed. ,
S C8lia Ortiz and DOR vs.
Nathain H. Morgan, child sup-
port order.
Priscilla Gacna vs. ,Alex
,Alamia, injuncti n for protec-
tion.
HSBC Bank as trustee vs.
Donnell T. Patton Sr. and
Rajeeni Faulk, voluntary dis-
missal. '

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. When adjudication is
withheld, it is pending suc-
cessful completion of proba-
tion. Sentences are pursuant
to an investigative report by



Letter To The Editor

Make Sure

Registerec
Dear Editor: I -o
Voter Registration Difficul-
ties! I
When my daughter moved to
Hardee County in July she
changed her driver's license
information online and thought
she had changed her voting
information at the same time
(motor-voter, you know!). But,
when she went to vote in the
Primary,' she was told she was
not registered in Hardee
County! She was given the
form to fill out, she completed it
arid turned it back in to the folks
at her polling place they said
she would be registered and
could vote in November.
Being quite skeptical, I sug-
gested she check the online
voter registration database, the
"Am I registered to vote in
Hardee County?" link at
http://www.hardeecountyelec-
tions.com/. She checked last
week, and she was not!
She immediately went down
to the Supervisor of Elections
Office to register to vote. They
processed her information
while she waited ind gave her a
voter registration card so
maybe this time it worked. I
have suggested! she check
online in a couple of weeks just
to make sure!
If you change your driver's
license information online,
don't forget to change your
voter registration, too! And
what's' up with her information
not getting processed correctly
from the polling place?
My suggestion! to all, espe-
cially if you don't have a Voter
Registration Card: get online or
go down to the office of the
Supervisor of Elections and
make sure you are registered to
vote! I checked, and I still am.
Remember, you ipust be regis-
tered to vote by :October 9 to
vote in the November election!
This year it's so very impor-


and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guide-
lines. Final discretion is left to
the judge.
Leroy Fender Jr., battery on a
pregnant woman, probation one
year, $677 fine and court costs,
$350 public defender fees, $100
cost of prosecution, $150 inves-
tigative costs, $12 First Step
probation fees; resisting arrest
without violence, not prosecut-
,ed.
Lacorey Kenva Johnson, sale
of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
public park, community center,
etc., probation five years, $520
fine and court costs, $350 pub-
lic defender fees, $300 cost of
prosecution, $300 investigative
costs, $60 First Step probation
fees, $100 drug assessment fee;
sale of cocaine within 1,000
feet of a public park, etc. (sec-
ond count), not prosecuted.
Jonathan Whitted, violation
of probation (original charges
two counts burglary of con-
veyance), probation revoked,
two years community control
house arrest, $150 public
-'defender fee.$100 cost of pros-
ecution and $24 First Step pro-
bation fees added to outstand-
ing fines and fees.
The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of the clerk of court:,
Gabriel A. White to Septem
Land Development, $1 million.
Steven and Vicki E. Price to
Rafael Hernandez-Alcazar,
$82,500.
Wauchula State Bank to
Joseph William and Lenora
Beavers Seay, $40,000.
Richard B. Heck Sr. and,
Janis L. Heck to Richard B.
Heck Sr., $15,000.
Sweetwater Groves LC to
Rafter C. Ranch Inc., $40,000.
Marcus J. Ezelle to Rafter C.
Ranch Inc., $40,000.
Scott Barnett Brewer as
trustee and Amy Pillsbury
Brewer to John B. and Donna J.
Klein, $450,000.





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Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at 8:30 a.m.
in the County Commission Chambers, 412
West Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula,
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decision made by the members, with respect to any
matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he
will need a record of the proceedings, and that, for
such purpose, he may need to ensure that a
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Rodeo Bits
By Kathy Ann GreggA


BEST OF THE RANCHES
The Working Ranch Cowboys Association of Amarillo, Texas,
held its annual "Best of the Ranches" ranch rodeo at the Arcadia
Rodeo grounds on April 15. As can be expected, Hardee County


was front and center, being represented on four of the 10 teams
competing.
The afternoon started with the bronc riding. Dennis Carlton Jr.
(of the Audubon Ranch/Belflower Cattle team, along with Jay
Belflower and Peck Harris of Wauchula, and Pat Thomas and Andy
Morgan) was the first of our entries to go. It was an exciting ride,
ending with Dennis being thrown into the railings, but scored only
67.
Next up was Robert Fussell (of the SMR/CJ Cattle team), then
Matt Carlton (of the Carlton Ranches team), both of whom were
bucked off. Last rider was Cody Storey (of the Stevens Land &
Cattle/Sunny Grove Ranch team), with a score of 65.
Next up was the team penning, a new event (but used at the
finals every year). With a three-minute time limit, they must cut out
three consecutively numbered calves from the herd, and pen them
in the portable pens' that had been set up at the opposite end of the
arena.
First up was the SMR/CJ Cattle team, but they failed to pen
their calves, resulting in a no-time. Stevens Land/Sunny Grove
(made up of Charlie Stevens and son Charles Robert, Billy Adams,
and Carson Storey and son Cody) got the best time of our teams, in
at 1:17.25, followed by the Carlton Ranches with a time of 1:23.53,
and then Audubon/Belflower in 1:28.53.
Then came the stray gathering, an event which seems to be dif-


COURTESY PHOTOS BY KATHY ANN GREGG
Local cowboys getting ready to compete: (from left) Dale
Carlton, Dennis Carlton Jr., Luke Cantu, and Charles
Robert Stevens III and dad Charlie Stevens, representing
all four of the Hardee County teams.


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After Trae Adams (on horseback) roped and dragged the
calf across the line, Matt Carlton, Dale Carlton, Brian
Alexy (the brander), and Brett Johnston perform the
chore of getting it branded in the team branding event.
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Team-within-a-team: Peck Harris waiting to heel as
Dennis Carlton Jr. throws his rope to head the steer in
the stray gathering event. Unfortunately, Audubon
Ranch/Belflower Cattle joined the other eight teams with
a no-time in this event..


Tate Higginbo.tham, Jason McKendree (with kids), Luke
Cantu, Stevie John (with daughter Sarah), Kaycee
Hooper of the WRCA and Jimmy Fussell display their
prize ropes for winning the stray gathering event.
Missing from the photo are team members Corey Fussell
and Robert Fussell. The SMRICJ Cattle team was the only
team to get a time in this event, for two years in a row.


ficult for these Florida cowboys (and also used at the finals every
year). Basically, this is the double mugging, but there are two sets
of two cowboys working their own calf simultaneously in the
arena. The first set of cowboys to get their steer tied can then go
assist the second team.
In the two years that this event has been included, only one
team has managed to get a time, and that honor goes to the SMR/CJ
Cattle team for both years. This team consisted of Jimmy Fussell,
son Corey and nephew Robert, Luke Cantu, Jason McKendree and
Stevie John.
Team branding was the fourth event, with two teams going
simultaneously. Carlton Ranches (with team members Dale and
Matt Carlton, Trae Adams, Brian Alexy, Brett Johnson and the
fatherly figure of Lloyd McGee) came in second in this event,
being beat out for the win by less than half a second (thanks to
Trae's excellent roping skills), for a time of 59.14 seconds.
Audubon/Belflower came in at 1:7.96, followed by SMR/CJ Cattle
at 1:20.13, and Stevens Land/Sunny Grove with a time of 1:39.24.
Last was the wild cow milking event. This rodeo is done from
horseback one team at a time, rather than from the chutes with mul-
tiple teams. Stevens Land/Sunny Grove had our quickest time, at
28.50 seconds (and won this event!), with SMR/CJ Cattle close.
behind with a time of 37.47 seconds, followed by Carlton Ranches
at 55.31 seconds, then Audubon/Belflower with a time of 1:58.81
(due to a very dry cow!).
In the overall standings, St ,ns Land/Sunny Grove took sec-
ond-place honors, Audubon/Belhower came in fourth, SMR/CJ
Cattle in fifth place, and Carlton Ranches tied for sixth.
This national ranch rodeo has been declining since its start in
Florida in 2007.
It used to be a two-day rodeo, with the roster being filled each
day. This year they barely got the 10-team required minimum, and
with awarding a re-ride in the broncs (their own Rule No. 6 clear-
ly states "No Re-Rides") to the rider who then went on to win the
"Top Hand Award" and whose team was the overall winner, this
rodeo may have a questionable future.
Without this, the Stevens Land/Sunny Grove team was clearly
the winner. Shame on you, WRCA. And the excessive amount of
time getting the team penning event started (with no reason for
such a delay), aggravated many of the spectators (and there are so
few spectators to start with).
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!


Tate Higginbotham, Charlie Stevens, Billy Adams,
Charles Robert Stevens III and Carson and Cody Storey
receive engraved breast collars for their second-place
win in the 2012 WRCA Best of the Ranches ranch rodeo.

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account opening) and a debit card. For RI1 checking accounts, you must make 5 debit card transactions in the hrst O days in lieu of the direct deposit requirement. Freedom accountsdo not qualify for this incentive. Minimum to open is $50. 2. To qualify for the incentive, you must refinance a loan of $15,000 Of
more from another financial institutioon, loan nf 5,000 to nS14,999 will receive a S100 credit. 3. Inentive is offered on new credit ard accounts only. The introductory Annual Percentage Rate available on balance transfers is valid for the first12 months on new accounts only. A 1% balance transfer fee will apply.


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