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Story 3A


The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


112th Year, No. 47
4 Sections, 38 Pages


Thursday, October 25, 2012


RIDERLESS HORSE


Dual Hearings Set



For Fertilizer Plant


COURTESY PHOTO BY KATHYANN GREGG
Cole Corson removes his hat as he leads this riderless horse into the arena on July 20
of this year, the day of his 16-year-old brother's funeral. Clayton Corson, who rode
"Shorty" in many a rodeo event, had died suddenly of a brain aneurism. This Saturday,
a Benefit Ranch Rodeo will be held in his honor at the Hardee County Cattlemen's Arena
at the intersection of Altman and Stenstrom roads in Wauchula. Admission is free. There
will be barbecue by Ed Perry for sale, along with a saddle, heifers and more in a live
auction plus jewelry, a handmade hunting knife and other goodies in a silent auction.
Rodeo action will include 21 teams from around the state. All proceeds will go to pay
outstanding medical bills related to Clayton's death. He was the son of Doug and Lisa
Corson, who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer as the Zolfo Springs family
struggles with their loss.


HCSB, Union Fail To Negotiate
By JOAN SEAMAN actual start of school. Efforts to meet at a mutually agreeal
Of The Herald-Advocate get them going this year have time. However, we are not ii
Local school employees are been rejected by the administra- position to discuss finance
two months into the school tion. terms or respond to propos
year. A memo sent out late last until some or all of the thi


Contract negotiations have
yet to begin for Hardee County
Schools employees, over 500 of
them.
Although contract language
remains in force, the salary
schedule expired June 30 and is
open to renegotiation.
Neither side has, as yet, sat
down at the bargaining table.
Last year, negotiations began in
August and were not completed
until early February.
Negotiations traditionally
begin in summer, before the


week says, "1 he Hardee
County School Board adminis-
tration received your request to
open negotiations for 2012-13.
We would also like to begin and
conclude negotiations for 2012-
13 in a timely manner; howev-
er. there are some factors
beyond our control that will
impact our ability to negotiate."
Listing three factors, the
memo continues, "The School
Board negotiators are willing to


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A proposed fertilizer produc-
tion plant will be the focus of
two public reviews next
Thursday, Nov. 1.
The first will be at the Hardee
County Commission meeting in
its chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex I, 412 W.
Orange St., Wauchula. The
meeting begins at 8:30 a.m.
The second will be a public
hearing before the county
Planning and Zoning Board,
which meets in the commission
room at 6 p.m.
In the morning meeting, the
commission will look at the
$150 million tax-exempt bonds
BioNitrogen Corp. is obtaining
to build its "environmentally
friendly plant" in west central
Har-dee County to convert bio-
mass materials into urea fertil-
izer.
Although the county is not
issuing the bonds, and has no
connection to the sale of the
bonds, the law requires the
county where they will be used
to provide a resolution' in sup-



PRETTY PIRATE


port of the bonding process for
a local project.
"There is no liability to the
county," explained Frank
Segredo, BioNitrogen corporate
development officer, on
Tuesday. The company has
retained BB&T Capital Markets
in Miami to act as its bond
placement agent.
In the evening meeting, the
P&Z board will look at the
request of E. L. Davis Jr. for a
Major Special Exception and
site concept plan for
BioNitrogen and its biomass-
fed urea fertilizer operations on
40.20 acres north of Vandolah
Road, along CR 663N, collo-
quially called Ona-Fort Green
Road.
Normally, the P&Z Board
recommendation would go
before the commission at its
next regular meeting, but the
three newest commissioners are
obligated to be at a seminar on
Nov. 15, so that meeting will be
rescheduled.
The 40-acre site just north of
Vandolah Power plant is the
second project in the Rural


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in a
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ree


factors noted above are
resolved.
"The three factors listed are
as follows:
1) "FTE counts (full-time
equivalent students). As you
know, the state primarily funds
school districts, including Har-
dee, on the number of FTE stu-
dents. The first FTE count week
this year is Oct. 8-12. As of last
week, we are 121 students
See NEGOTIATE 2A


WEATHER Haunting Fun
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10119 88 69 0.00
1020 84 70 0.0 At State Park
10121 82 60 0.00
10/22 85 63 0.00
10/23 81 63 0.00 By MARIA TRUJILLO age can enjoy at this state par]
TOTAL Ra~f to 10123/12 40.72 For The Herald-Advocate which boasts a scary history.
Sam period lt year- 50.50 The scariest and creepiest There will be trick-or-treat
ten Yor Average- 52.81 time of the year is here once ing and tram rides for kids. but
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Center Future Land Use district
adjacent to the Florida Institute
for Neurologic Rehabilitation
(FINR). CF Industries was
recently granted a waiver to
mine within 500 feet of the
facility instead of the required
one-quarter mile setback.
FINR, a head trauma care
center, planned several years
ago to develop a hotel, gas sta-
tion and additional units for its
about 100 patients, their visit-
ing families and the nearly 600
employees there. Plans were
delayed due to the national eco-
nomic crisis.
BioNitrogen Corp. recently
signed a memorandum of
understanding with the Hardee
County Industrial Development
Authority to assist in obtaining
up to $2 million in Enterprise
Zone grants and other incentive
See HEARING 3A




Homicide



Charges



Follow



Crash
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A truck driver has been
charged in the deaths of a new
mother and her best friend in a
crash that her husband watched
while following behind with
their infant.
Michael John Phillips, 47, of
40 Deer Road, Frostproof, was
arrested last Thursday after-
noon in the Dec. 30, 2011,
head-on collision.
Florida Highway Patrol in-
vestigators allege he was under
the influence of methampheta-
mine when the wreck occurred.
He was booked into the
Hardee County Jail on two
counts of DUI-manslaughter,
one count of DUI causing seri-
ous bodily injury, and four
counts of DUI causing property
damage.
Bond was set at $20,000 cash
or surety, which Phillips posted
on Friday afternoon, gaining his
release from jail as he awaits
trial on the charges against him.
Jennifer Erin Jenkins, 35, and
Kathleen Mary O'Callaghan,
34, died at the scene of the
crash, on State Road 64 near
Blue Jay Road.
According to FHP reports,
the two women were traveling
together in a 2005 Toyota
Corolla. Jenkins' husband,
Daniel R. Jenkins, 33, followed
in a 2003 Ford Escape. Their 2-
month-old baby, Ashley, also
was riding in the SUV.
See HOMICIDE 2A


INDEX
Classifieds..................... 68
Community Calendar....4A
Courthouse Report....... 7C
Crime Blotter................ 9B
Hardee Living................ 2B
Information Roundup... 4A
Obituaries...................... 4A
School Lunch Menus.....5B


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With Halloween drawing
closer, haunted houses and
scary costumes are sure to make
an appearance around the coun-
ty.
This year. one great place
people of all ages can go to for
a great scare or just some fun
dancing is Paynes Creek
Historic State Park in Bowling
Green. which is hosting the
"Haunting of Fort Chokonikla"
on Friday.
Christy Lanier has been in
charge of making this special
event a reality. She has set up
several activities people of any,


a haunted Visitor's Center. a
haunted school bus. scary hay
rides and much more for those
who like the thrill of a good
scare.
Adding to the creepy atmos-
phere will be a live disc jockey,
who will be playing Halloween-
themed music throughout the
night. This will give everyone
the chance to join in on such
fun dances as "The Monster
Mash" and. probably the best
recognized scary song. Michael
Jackson's "Thriller."
Everyone is encouraged to
See STATE PARK 2A


PHOTO BY 1 /PIA TPUJILLO
This darling little swashbuckler was ready to take on any-
one who wouldn't hand over the candy! Alissa Gicker, the
daughter of Eric and Kari Gicker, enjoyed the varied
games, food, fun and, of course, candy last week during
the "Fall Festival" at Friday Night Live. Look for more cute
costumes in Wauchula this Saturday, as the "official" trick-
or-treating time is from 6 to 9 p.m.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, October 25, 2012


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



115 S. Seventh Ave.
P.o. Box 338
Wauechula, FL 33873


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
^ Asst. Prod. Manager

'r/o'. -, Phone: (863) 773-3255

Fax: (863) 77340657


DEADLINES
Schools Thursday 5 p.m.
Sports Monday noon
Hade Living Thtursday 5pi.i
GenaalNews Monday 5p.m,
V Ads-Tuesday nom


below our FTE funding projec-
tion.
2) "FRS (Florida Retirement
System) contributions. During
2011-12 and 2012-13, the state
has required most employees to
contribute three percent of pay
to the FRS toward their retire-
ment. The Florida Supreme
Court is expected to rule soon
on the legality of the three per-
cent employee contribution;
this may significantly affect the
School Board's FRS contribu-
tions for the past, current and
future fiscal years.
3) "Sequestration (reduction
of federal funding). Unless
Congress takes action before
Jan. 1, federal projects are
expected to be reduced by
approximately nine percent. A
nine percent reduction of
Hardee School Board federal
funding would be approximate-
ly $860,000."
When the School Board
budget was issued in August, it
included $263,487 in Special
Revenue Funds earmarked for
sequestration. The $59.2 mil-
lion proposed budget included
$11,216,689 million in re-
serves, some of it assigned to
various projects and expendi-
tures and some unassigned. The
unassigned portion was
$5,936,432.
By the end of the 2012-13 fis-
cal year, June 30,2013, the fund
balance is expected to drop to
$7,073,527 because of money
such as federal stimulus money
on purchase orders before the
end of the last fiscal year, but
paid for in this fiscal year,
which began July 1.
After two public hearings, the
2012-13 budget was approved.
Although the budget was less
than last year, it increased taxes
from 7.604 mills to 7.654 mills
due to a required increase 'in the
local funding effort in order to
get millions in state funds.
BACKGROUND
Negotiation last year began in
August and was already on its
second session by Sept. 8,2011.
The Hardee Education Associ-
ation/United asked for a six per-
cent raise plus the normal step
.increases, averagely another 1.5
.percent, or a total of a 7.5 per-
cent pay package.
In opening statements on
Sept. 8, the administration said,
"We intend to maintain the
integrity of the classroom and
to support faculties and staff
members in their efforts to edu-
cate and teach the children of
Hardee District Schools."
The union countered. "We


purpose to be conducive to the
needs and expectations of the
district's employees in their
personal and professional
lives," asking for adherence to'
the state class size laws and
access to educational materials
and textbooks for all students.
They asked the administration
to remember the costs staff
faced in maintaining their fami-
lies and households.
Weekly negotiations bogged
down, and by January 2012
there was still no agreement on
finances although all the con-
tract languages had been set-
tled.
The union alleged the admin-
istration has banked about $3
million a year and, at its last
financial report had $10.8 mil-
lion in undesignated monies in
the General Fund balance and
$5.5 million in a reserve
account, drawing 0.4 percent
interest. "What are you saving
this money for?" asked union
negotiators.
The administrative team said
the union proposal could cost
91 jobs for the 2012 school year
and 152 jobs by 2014, saying
,the cost equivalent of those jobs
would have to cut other expens-
es in the budget.
The union said step increases
for the year would amount to a
total of $385,000 and there was
money to meet this. The admin-
istration said the School Board
was committed to minimizing
recurrent expenses in times of
decreasing revenues.
One member of the crowded
audience said it was nice to get
accolades, but "we teach, the
bus drivers get the students
there, the food service feeds
them and we get s--- in return."
Meetings continued without
much progress, despite eight
proposals and counterpropos-
als. The union said most dis-
tricts have a six percent reserve
while Hardee school reserves
were at 22 percent, and asked
for at least a $2,000 bonus plus
$500 for those personnel be-
tween step increases.
The matter was finally settled
on Feb. 6 when both sides
reached agreement approved by
members of the union and the
Hardee County School Board.
The final package included
no raises, step increases for all
eligible employees, a one-time
$1,500 bonus for all employees
plus $500 for those who were
between steps or at the top of
their salary range.
All that, however, expired
June 30. No talks are yet set to
begin.


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Fun, Family Friendly Day for young and old alike.
4 C?me out and enjoy your family.


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HOMICIDE
Continued From 1A
The Jenkinses were headed
from their home in Naples to
Orlando, to show their newborn
daughter to others. O'Cal-
laghan, who was visiting,
joined in on the trip.
As the women headed east-
bound in the lead, father and
infant followed. A 1993
Kenworth tractor-trailer, driven
by Phillips, was traveling west-
bound.
The crash occurred at about
5:30 p.m. when Phillips crossed
the center line and struck the
Toyota head-on, the FHP
alleged. Daniel Jenkins saw the
crash unfolding before him, and
had to swerve to avoid both
vehicles, sending his SUV into
a spin and overturning, the FHP
said.
The two women did not sur-
vive the collision.
Daniel Jenkins was injured,
but the infant was not, the FHP
said.
Phillips, however, was, and
he was transported to Tampa
General Hospital.
In charging documents filed
by the State Attorney's Office
last week, prosecutor David V.
Ward alleged Phillips was
under the influence of metham-
phetamine "to the extent his
normal faculties were im-
paired" when he crossed over
the center line that day.
In addition to the two deaths
and the one injury, Ward alleged
Phillips caused damages to the
property of both Jennifer and
Daniel Jenkins, Gilberto Cas-
tillo and Willard Durrance.
Each of the DUI-manslaugh-
ter counts carries a mandatory
minimum sentence of four
years in state prison if convict-
ed.
The deaths were the last of
2011, bringing total fatalities
for last year up to nine.




STATE PARK
Continued From 1A
dress up in costumes and get
into the spirit of this spooky
holiday.
There will be hot dogs, ham-
burgers and drinks for sale. But
food and the entrance fee,
which is $2 per carload, will be
the only things you will need
money for at this haunted event.
The Haunting of Fort
Chokonikla will begin tomor-
row (Friday) at 6 p.m. and end
sometime between 9 and 10
p.m. The park is located at 888
Lake Branch Road in Bowling
Green.
Who needs to go to an
expensive theme park. miles
away to get scared silly when
there is a haunted park right
here in Hardee County?


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After the game earlier this
week, the Hardee Junior High
Wildcats are down to a final
clash to preserve another Heart-
land Conference title.
The young "Cats won Oct. 9
at Avon Park and Oct. 16 at
home in a second encounter
with Bok Academy. This
week's game was home against
DeSoto. Next week's is an
unusual Thursday game, Nov.
1, at Sebring to wrap up the sea-
son.
By the end of last week, the
junior 'Cats had outscored five
opponents 132-10. They began
the season Sept. 18 in a rain-
shortened 6-0 victory over Hill-
Gustat. At home against Lake
Placid on Sept. 25, Hardee won
44-0. In the first game against
Bok Academy, at Lake Wales,
Hardee won 32-3. The Oct. 9
visit to Avon Park brought
home a 14-0 victory and last
week's home matchup against
Bok ended 46-7.

HARDEE 14, AVON PARK 0
Offensive Coordinator West
Palmer named Ismael Rod-
riguez as player of the week,
while Defensive Coordinator
Jason Clark tagged Jarrett
Carlton for defensive honors.
Scout players of the week were
seventh graders Gloigens
Metayer and Marcelin Cimeus.
Rodriguez scored both touch-
downs for Hardee, the first on a
' 10-yard run and the second a 6-
yarder. After the second score,
eighth grader Parker Carlton
caught a pass from eighth grade
quarterback Willie Baker for
the two-point conversion.
(Baker has replaced this year's
starting quarterback Hayden
Lindsey, who has been side-
lined for the season with an
injury Isis Garza is also out
with an injury).
On the offensive side of the
line, Rodriguez finished with


63 yards on 14 carries and the
pair of scores. Parker Carlton
added 30 yards on eight carries
plus the conversion catch.
Jarrett Carlton had 35 yards on
four carries.
Baker had 15 yards rushing
on two carries, but also threw
for 33 yards. 30 of them going
to eighth grader Alejandro "A-
Rod" Rodriguez.
The defense had an exciting
evening, with 10 guys in on the
tackle parade. Jarrett Carlton
led with five tackles, two for a
loss. Parker Carlton chipped in
with four tackles, one for a loss,
plus a forced fumble and fum-
ble recovery.
A-Rod had four tackles.
Gabriel Mendoza had three, one
for a loss, plus a forced fumble.
Ismael Rodriguez had twin
tackles, one for a loss, plus a
forced fumble and a fumble
recovery.
Jeremy Reyna had four tack-
les and an interception, Jacques
had a trio of tackles and a fum-
ble recovery. Baker and Cavaris
Snell each added two tackles
and Boone Paris added one.

HARDEE 46, BOK 7
Palmer named the entire
offensive line as players of the
game, including Alejandro
Rodriguez, Jacques Brown,
Sherry Lee, Braddock Collom,
Jimmy Lane and Thomas Atch-
ley. The Defensive Player of the
Game was Parker Carlton.
Jarrett Carlton put the first
score on the board with a 30-
yard scamper. Bok returned the
kickoff for a TD and kicked the
extra point for a brief 7-6 lead.
Ismael Rodriguez followed
with a 10-yard TD run. Baker
broke loose for a 50-yard TD
and finished the scoring with a
pass to Parker Carlton for the
two-point conversion.
Parker Carlton picked up a
fumble and ran 20 yards for the
next TD. Jeremy Reyna ran in


the two-point conversion.
Ismael Rodriguez had another
10-yard scoring run and Snell
finished it off with a 3-yard
score.
All-in-all offensively, Hardee
collected 366 yards on 29 car-
ries by a variety of backs.
Ismael Rodriguez topped it with
105 yards on 11 carries. Parker
Carlton finished with 94 yards
on seven carries and Baker kept
the ball for 85 yards on three
carries.
Jarrett Carlton had five car-
ries for 52 yards, Snell four car-
ries for 18 yards and Metayer
three carries for a dozen yards.
Reyna had five yards receiving
plus the conversion run.
Defensively, a dozen players
got into the act. DeAngelo
Smith and Paris both broke up
passes. Reyna and Mendoza
each claimed a tackle. Brown,
Lee and A-Rod each had two
tackles, with the latter getting
one for a loss.
Snell also had twin tackles,
one for a loss, plus a pass
breakup. Jarrett Carlton had
two tackles; Ismael Rodriguez
three, one for a loss, and Parker
Carlton three tackles, one for a
loss, plus a fumble recovery for
a 20-yard TD.
Other players for the junior
Wildcats are Tanner Carlton,
Damar Harris, Anderson Se-
vere, Jax Ullrich, Levi Boyette,
Marcelin Cimeus, Brandon
Franks, Adam Olvera, Marceli-
no Gomez, Payton Yarbrough,
Manuel Rios, Andy Olivarez,
Juan Medina, Cole Durden.
Gavin Cranford, Christian
Lowery, Larrett Smith, Alex
Hernandez, Jose Zuniga,
Lawrence Walker, Jose Gomez,
Erick Estrada and Jonatan
Martinez.
Joining Palmer and Clark in
coaching are Head Coach Mark
Carlton, plus assistants, John
Sharp, Derren Bryan and Gerry
Lindsey.


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funding for building a railroad
.spur to connect the fertiliz
plant to the main railroad rur
ning down the west side of C
663.
SSegredo said BioNitrogen
interested in providing
domestically produced urea fe
tiller for the North America
market. There is a high demand
for the product because present
ly about 90 percent is imported
from China or the Ukraine vi
Houston and other U.S. port.
Producing the product her
would save local growers S6
to $75 a ton.
Originally, BioNitrogen plar
ned to build its first plant i
Texas. But the Florida mark,
with its' citrus connection wa
attractive. People from Wau
chula and Hardee County wer


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF TI
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO.: 25-2012-CA-00032
BANK OF AMERICA, N.A.,
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NOTICE OF ACTION
FORECLOSURE PROCEEDINGS-
PROPERTY
TO: LAMAR D. SPAIN, JR.:
ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS:
1072 BOYD COWART ROAD
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
TAMMY L. SPAIN A/K/A
TAMMY L. MILLER SPAIN:
ADDRESS UNKNOWN BUT
WHOSE LAST KNOWN
ADDRESS IS:
1072 BOYD COWART ROAD
WAUCHULA, FL 33873
Residence unknown and If
living, Including any un-
known spouse of the
Defendant, If remarried and
If said Defendant Is dead,
his/her respective unknown
heirs, devlsees, grantees,
assignees, creditors, lien-
ore, and trustees, and all
other persons claiming by,
through, under or against
the named Defendant; and
the aforementioned named
Defendant and such of-the
aforementioned unknown
Defendant and such of the
unknown name Defendant
as may be Infants, Incompe-
tents or otherwise not sul
Jurse.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that
an action to foreclose a mortgage
on the following described prop-
erty to-wit:
A PORTION OF SECTION
31, TOWNSHIP 33 SOUTH,
RANGE 26 EAST, HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING
MORE PARTICULARLY
DESCRIBED AS FOLLOWS:
COMMENCE AT THE NW
CORNER OF SECTION 31
AND THENCE RUN SOUTH
00 DEGREES 11 MINUTES
10 SECONDS EAST AND
ALONG THE WEST LINE OF
SAID SECTION A DIS-
TANCE OF 475.08 FEET
FOR POINT OF BEGIN-
NING; THENCE CONTINUE
SOUTH 00 DEGREES 11
MINUTES 10 SECOND
EAST AND ALONG SAID
LINE A DISTANCE OF
.238.93 FEET, THENCE
NORTH 89 DEGREES 48
MINUTES 50 SECONDS
EAST A DISTANCE OF
457.20 FEET, THENCE
NORTH 00 DEGREES 11
MINUTES 10 SECONDS
WEST AND PARALLEL
WITH THE WEST LINE A
DISTANCE OF 237.45 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 90
DEGREES 00 MINUTES 00
SECONDS WEST A DIS-
TANCE OF 457.20 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING.
LESS AND EXCEPT ROAD
RIGHT-OF-WAY
more commonly known as: 1072
BOYD COWART ROAD, WAUCH-
ULA, FL 33873
This action has been filed against
you, and you are required to
serve a copy of your written
defense, If any, to It on the
Plaintiffs attorney, FLORIDA
FORECLOSURE ATTORNEYS,
PLLC, whose address Is 601
Cleveland Street, Suite 690,
Clearwater, FL 33755, on or
before 30 days after date of first
publication, response due by
Nov. 23, 2012, and file the original
with the Clerk of the Circuit Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or Immediately there-
after; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded In the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on the 22 day of
October, 2012.
Clerk of the Court
HARDEE County, Florida
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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HEARING
Continued From 1A
receptive to a plant here,
first of several in the state.
Segredo clarified Tuesday
company plan. "Biomass
agricultural material-tr
clippings, wood chips, brar
es-from farmers, grow
golf courses, tree surge(
land-clearing for mining,
landscapers. Biomass is i
mally left to decay at the hli
landfill or is burned. Instea
will be ground or pelletized
heating process to kill
virus, fungus or other germs
"About 10 percent of ci
trees are replanted yearly.
will bring this vegetative m
rial into our plant from Hai
County and the closest
rounding areas," said Segn
It will not include any s
waste (garbage) as the plar
not equipped to handle t
only vegetative materials,
added.
It is not feasible to trans
trees, mulch or clippings f
as far away as Chark
Hendry or Palm Beach cc
ties. Instead, safe, cost-effec
plants will be built economic
ly in locations where the
mass material is produced
growers there can use the fe
izer product.
The proposed local plan
expected to need 52 employ
for its three shifts at a 24-h
seven-days-a-week plant op
tion. That doesn't count any
involved in the transportation
biomass materials or fertiliz
Having smaller plants cap,
of using biomass materials
feedstock from the commui
would be an asset. The clo
loop system produces a syntl
ic gas urea fertilizer much 1
ferred to carbon-based pla
explained Segredo. The r
posed BioNitrogen plant w(
contaminate the atmospht


the Any water discharged is not
chemically pollutant, the sulfur
the is reutilized and fly ash byprod-
s is uct is used in the construction
ees, of cement, he noted.
ich- When first arriving at the
ers, plant, the material will go
ons, through mulchers or scrubbers,
and or be reduced to pellet form. It
nor- is then fed through the gasifica-
ocal tion system to produce urea fer-
.d it tilizer which is 46 percent nitro-
in a gen rich "to give plants that
any rich, green color."
s. The fertilizer will produce
trus about 15 tons of urea fertilizer
We an hour, almost 124,200 tons a
ate- year. The fertilizer is utilized in
rdee crop nutrition by mixing it with
sur- water to spray groves or crops,
edo. or giving it a polymer coating
olid for a time-release, seasonal crop
it is nutrition program.
hat, It will be distributed locally
he or shipped by rail to surround-
ing states such as Georgia or
port Alabama.
rom "Basically, it is taking from
otte, the agricultural market to return
)un- it for next year's crops,"
tive summed up Segredo.
cal- BioNitrogen hopes to have all
bio- its agreements in place this year
and and begin obtaining its permits.
rtil- It already has a three-year
agreement with PRM Energy
it is Systems to build the local gasi-
yees fiction units for its plants.
our, PRME is known world-wide for
era- its innovative technology for
one biomass gasification, said a
n of BioNitrogen press release.
er. The local plant, and others,
ible will be designed by Granherne
3 or Inc, a global engineering firm
nity used to create plants for a
;ed- domestically produced fertilizer
let- product.
pre- There is also a supply agree-
nts, meant with United Suppliers Inc.
iro- for the production and distribu-
)n't tion of the urea fertilizer from
ere. the plant.


Garbage Rates

Increase 2 Percent


By MICHAEL KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Getting rid of your garbage
at .the county landfill will cost a
little bit more beginning Nov. 1
after the new rate approved by
the county commission goes
into effect.
Rates will go up by $1.50 per
ton, or two percent, to $64 per
ton and will remain that way for
at least one year.
Teresa Carver, county direc-
tor of the landfill, went before
the commission last Thursday
requesting the increase.
She said the increase was
based on expense estimates for
the coming year and would
remain in place until a landfill
consultant can be brought in for
advice on the long-term opera-
tions and costs for tipping fees.
In other action the commission:
-Approved a housing sub-
ordination assistance agreement
for Thomas and Memoriee
Pritchard in the amount of
$82,340, making the county
second to the major mortgage
holder to recover funds if the
house is sold.
The housing rehabilitation
money comes from the State


Housing Initiative Program and
federal Community Develop-
ment Block Grant and not ad
valorem tax dollars.
-Got an update from
County Engineer Ken Wheeler
on the road surface treairi-enm
program.
Wheeler said he -has -put
down test strips on Airport
Road and tried a mixture with
granite, limestone and coarse
sand. He said the granite will
save the county money and is a
better material so the commis-
sion voted unanimously to use
granite for all road resurfacing.
Wheeler also said he wanted
to change the title of the Fleet
Maintenance Director position
to Shop Supervisor which will
have a lower pay scale and bet-
ter reflect responsibilities of the
position.
-Approved Economic De-
velopment Director Bill Lam-
bert's proposed changes to the
Economic Development Coun-
cil bylaws so they mirror the
Industrial Development Au-
thority rules since the members
of the EDC are now all mem-
bers of the IDA.


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Roll for Hardee County was certified to the Tax
Collector on the 23rd day of October 2012 for
the collection of taxes.
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DONALD EUGENE
POLLARD
Donald Eugene Pollard. 70.
of Fort Meade. died on
Wednesday. Oct. 17, 2012. at
Lakeland Regional Medical
Center.
He was born in Frostproof on
July 18, 1942, and was a life-
long resident of Fort Meade. He
was a U.S. Navy veteran and
retired after 33 years as an elec-
trical superintendent for Cargill
Fertilizer. He was a member of
First Assembly of God in
Bartow.
He is survived by his wife,
Gail Pollard of Fort Meade;
sons Jim Pollard and wife
Jessica, and Michael Pollard
and wife Heather; daughters
Cynthia Thompson and hus-
band Brett, Candi Pollard and
husband Dave, and Lindsey
Woodward; brother Eddie
Pollard; and nine grandchil-
dren.
Memorial services were held
at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20,
2012, at the funeral home with
the Rev. Bill Whitener officiat-
ing. In lieu of flowers, memori-
als may be sent to Bartow First
Assembly of God, 915 S.
Broadway, Bartow, FL 33830.
Arrangements are by Han-
cock Funeral Home of Fort
Meade.


GREGORY L. GUGLE
Gregory L. Gugle, 55, of
Energy, Ill., and formerly of
Bowling Green, died on
Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, at
Memorial Hospital in Carbon-
dale, 111.
Born on June 18, 1957, at
Reed City, Mich., he came to
Florida with his family from
LeRoy, Mich. in 1972, moving
to Illinois several years later.
He was preceded in death by
his parents, Gordon and Alice
Gugle; and brother Jeffrey
Gugle.
Survivors include his brother
Lesley Gugle and wife Kathy of
Fruitland Park; and sister Irene
Withem and husband John of
Wauchula. I
Arrangements are by Robarts
Family Funeral Home of Wau-
chula.


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IMOGENE J.
GILLIARD
Imogene J. Gilliard, 98, of
Zolfo Springs, passed away
on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012, in
Sebring.
She was born on May 10,
1914, in Grady County, Ga.,
and moved to Hardee County
78 years ago.
Imogene was the unofficial
mayor of Zolfo Springs. She
enjoyed volunteering for Pro-
ject Hope, and working with
the less fortunate. Imogene
also volunteered at the polling
places during elections, and
was very active with the
American Cancer Society.
She was preceded in death
by her beloved husband Ed-
ward Gilliard; and two sons,
Maurice Gilliard and James
Gilliard.
Imogene is survived by
two daughters, Peggy Gam-
brell of Port Charlotte and
Grace Thomas and husband
John of Crescent City; two
sons, Eddie Gilliard and wife
Pam of Wauchula, and Jimmy
Gilliard and wife Renee of
Brandon; daughter-in-law
Carolyn Gilliard of Wau-
chula; two sisters, Montine
Tyson of Wauchula, and Betty
McCleod of Wauchula; 28
grandchildren; and six great-
gi eat-grandchildren.
Visitation was 9 to 10 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012, at
First Baptist Church of Zolfo
Springs. Services followed at
10 a.m. with Marcus Shackel-
ford and Duck Smith officiat-
ing. Burial followed at New
Hope Cemetery with Wil-
liam Bradley Gilliard con-
cluding the services.
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Free Food Given
On Saturday
The New Jerusalem
Church of God, 1514 Lincoln
St., Wauchula, will distribute
free U.S. Department of
Agriculture food to the needy
on Saturday.
For more information on
times of distribution, call
863-781-0982.

Grandparents To
Meet on Nov. 9
Grandparents or other rel-
atives raising a child can
plan to attend the monthly
meeting of a resource group
offering free clothes, shoes,
legal books and more.
Sponsored by the Florida
Kinship Center, Department
of Elder Affairs and West
Central Florida Area Agency,
the group meets monthly at
the Hardee Help Center, 713
E. Bay St., Wauchula. There
will be no meeting in
December. The Nov. 9 meet-
ing will be the last for this
year. For more information,
call Consie Levin at 941-
341-4268.







THURSDAY. OCT. 25
'Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting,
Board Room, 230 S. Florida
Ave., Wauchula, 5 p.m.

THURSDAY. NOV. 1
*Hardee County Com-
mission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.
VHardee County Planning
& Zoning Board, public hear-
ing for Major Special
Exception on urea fertilizer
plant, Hardee County Com-
mission board room, Court-
house Annex I, 412, W.
Orange St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.


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MIGUEL CARDOZA
Miguel Cardoza, 35, of
Wauchula, died on Sunday,
Oct. 14, 2012.
Born Oct. 11, 1977, in
Mexico, he came to Hardee
County six .years ago from
Mexico. He was a tractor driv-
er in citrus groves and a
Catholic.
Survivors include compan-
ion Lizeth Rodriguez of Wau-
chula; father Savino Cardoza
of Mexico; mother Valentina
Cordoba of Wauchula; step-
father Emialiano Garcia of
Wauchula; son Miguel Car-
doza Jr. of Wauchula; daugh-
ters Maria Cardoza and Diana
Cardoza, both of Wauchula;
brothers Gilberto Cardoza of
Wauchula, Grecencio Garcia,
Sebastian Garcia and Emi-
aliano Garcia, all of Wau-
chula. Tomas Cardoza of
Wauchula, Juan Alberto
Cardoza of Las Vegas and
Madaleno Cardoza of Mex-
ico; and one sister Eva Car-
doza of North Carolina.
Visitation was Wednesday,
Oct. 17. 2012, at Robarts
Garden Chapel from. 6 to 9
p.m. Funeral services were
Thursday. Oct. 18. at St.
Michael Catholic Church with
Father Felix Fuentes officiat-
ing.
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Consider committee business
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Nominating Commission an-
nounces one new vacancy in the
10th Judicial Circuit Court due
to the death of Circuit Judge
. Karla Foreman Wright.
Applicants for this circuit
judgeship must have been a
member of the Florida Bar for
the preceding five years. must
be registered to vote in the state
of Florida, and must reside in
Polk, Hardee or Highlands
County at the time the success-
ful applicant is sworn into
office.
Application forms for the
judgeship may be obtained
from the Nominating Commis-
sion chair, Cassandra Larkin
Denmark, whose address and
telephone number appears be-
low. Application forms in vari-
ous word processing formats
are available on the Florida Bar
website at www.flabar.org. The
original and nine copies of the
completed application (no note-
books or binders, please) must
be delivered to the commission
chair no later than 5 p.m. on
Friday, Nov. 16. In the past,
applications that were not deliv-
ered by the specified deadline
were not considered.
The commissions' interview
of the applicants is scheduled
for Thursday, Nov. 29, and
Friday, Nov. 30, at the Law
Offices of Frost Van den Boom
& Smith, 395 S. Central Ave.,
Bartow.
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at: Cassandra Larkin Denmark,
Meeks & Denmark, P.O. Box
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Going Online To

Learn About LASIK


Social networks and blogs
have taken the information-rich
resources of the Internet and
made them a part of everyday
conversation: According to a
recent Pew Internet study, 80
percent of Internet users, or 59
percent of U.S. adults, look
online for health information.
Networks like Facebook, review
sites such as HealthGrades and
Yelp, and comments and ques-
tions posted online are extreme-
ly useful tools for researching
personal health matters. Popular
topics of inquiry include learn-
ing about procedures, specific
medical conditions, understand-
ing treatment options and find-
ing a doctor. When considering
an elective procedure, such as
vision correction with LASIK,
having access to online
resources can make becoming
an informed patient much easier.
The American Refractive
Surgery Council offers these
tips on using the Internet and
social networking to research
whether LASIK is right for you.
Use Facebook and other
social networks to ask friends
and followers about their
LASIK experiences. Were they
happy? What surgeon would
they recommend?
If you're curious about
exactly how the surgery is per-
formed, you can check out sur-
gery videos on YouTube or
Vimeo. These videos of actual
procedures can be very instruc-
tive (though be warned, they are
graphic). Also, many surgeons
post procedure videos on their
sites.
Use forums, message
boards and other online discus-
sions to hear from other people
firsthand. Literally thousands of


communities have formed
around common areas of inter-
est where LASIK can make a
difference-from parents to out-
door enthusiasts. This is a great
avenue for finding people who
share your interests and hearing
about their experiences with the
procedure.
You can find out about
prices online; just remember.
getting a great deal should not
be the deciding factor for any
surgical procedure. A consulta-
tion with a refractive surgeon
should be balanced, detailed
and personalized to you and
your vision. It should never feel
like a sales process.
Use authoritative medical
websites such as WebMD or the
Mayo Clinic to learn about the
procedure. Research the risks as
well as the benefits and under-
stand what the procedure can
and can't do. For example,
LASIK can free you from glass-
es and contact lenses-or reduce
your dependence on them. But
it has limitations. In particular,
LASIK can't stop the aging
process. Your eyes will contin-
ue to age and you may need
glasses for reading at some
point in the future.
Finally, some common sense
about using the Internet:
Because anyone can put any-
thing on the Web, the source
matters. Make sure the informa-
tion you are relying on to make
a medical decision comes from
a credible source and that you
verify the information with
your surgeon or personal physi-
cian.
Learn more at www.ameri-
canrefractivesurgerycouncil.
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City Manager To get Raise/Bonus


*M ilProperty Lines
MBy Kathy Crawford
Sy ."W^ Property Appraiser


PROPERTY TAX AMENDMENT 11
Early Voting for the General Election begins this Saturday -
voters can stop by the Supervisor of Elections office to cast their
votes or wait until Tuesday, Nov. 6, and vote at their designated
precincts.
As most of you are aware by now, of the 11 Constitutional
Amendments appearing on the ballot, five relate to property taxes.
For the last several weeks, we have provided the details of each of
these amendments so voters can make informed decisions when
they cast their votes.
Amendment 11 is an amendment to the Constitution which
will allow the Legislature by general law to allow counties and
municipalities to grant an additional homestead exemption to qual-
ifying senior citizens. Residents who are 65 years or older with an
adjusted gross income of $27,030 (adjusted annually) who have
maintained their permanent residency on their property for 25
years may be eligible for a substantial tax savings.
This exemption is not available to seniors whose property
value exceeds $250,000.
If the amendment passes, in order for the exemption to be
available, the county and municipalities must pass an ordinance
authorizing the additional exemption.
Current law allows an exemption to seniors 65 years or older
with an adjusted gross income of $27,030. The county and the
cities of Wauchula and Bowling Green have all adopted ordinances
that allow an additional $25,000 exemption to qualifying seniors.
Amendment 11 will allow an additional exemption that is equal to
the assessed value of the homestead property.
The result would be that qualifying applicants would pay no
taxes to the taxing authorities that pass a local ordinance granting
the exemption.
A recap of the other amendments appearing on the ballot is as
follows:
Amendment 2 Veterans Property Tax Discount: Provides a
homestead tax discount for veterans with combat related injuries;
Amendment 4 Homestead and Non-Homestead Property Tax
Relief. Prevents assessed value increases when market value
decreases; Provides an exemption for individuals who haven't
owned homestead property in Florida the prior three years, known
as "First Time Homebuyers"; changes the assessed value cap
for non-homestead properties from 10 to five per cent; provides for
a delay of a scheduled repeal related to a limit on annual assess-
ment increases for non-homestead properties.
Amendment 9 Surviving Spouse Property Tax Exemption:
Allows the Legislature to provide property tax relief of the total
amount or a portion of the taxes owed on the homestead property
of the surviving spouse of military veterans or first responders who
died in the line of duty.
Amendment 10 Tangible Property Tax Exemption: Provides
for an additional tangible personal property tax exemption for
properties with a value greater than $25,000 but less than $50,000;
and allows counties to provide additional tangible personal proper-
ty tax exemptions.
For more details on all of the amendments, log onto the clerk's
website at www.hardeeclerk.conm/ to view a presentation about the
amendments. You can also log onto our website at www.qpub-
lic.net/hardee/ for the PowerPoint presentation and for specific bal-
lot language of all the amendments.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After his first annual evalua-
tion went well, Wauchula City
Manager Terry Atchley faced
the challenges of his second
term.
However, there were still the
matters of an annual bonus and
new contract to negotiate.
The bonus was settled in the
Oct. 8 Wauchula City Com-
mission meeting. His initial
contract called for an up to five
percent bonus, based on the rat-
ings on his evaluation, which
came out at 95 percent ap-
proval.
Accordingly, the proposed
bonus, based on his $74,550
salary and evaluation rating
would be $3,550, which was
approved by the commission.
The commission also author-
ized Mayor Keith Nadaskay to
work with the city's labor attor-
ney, Reynolds Allen, in com-
pleting a new contract, hopeful-
ly to be ready for the commis-
sion's review at its Nov. 5
workshop or rescheduled Nov.
13 monthly meeting.
Atchley said he was humble
and appreciative for the bonus
and the vote of approval. He
said he had followed the com-
mission's recommendations
when he was hired last fall to
become more involved in the
community.
He is president-elect .of the
Rotary, a member of the Ki-
wanis, president of the Hardee
County Fair Association, a
director on the board of South
Florida State College, and
member in the Florida League,
of Cities. "I have reached and
gotten involved to represent the
city," he stated.
Atchley said one of his goals
this year is to review the step
plan for city employees and
correct some of the inequities
which have come to his atten-
tion. "It will take $25,000-
$26,000 to correct them. I will
be doing an evaluation on every
employee for possible bonuses
in addition to the step or cost-
of-living salary plan."
The commission also made
reappointments to several
boards. Lavon Cobb and Bill
Crews were reappointed to the
Airport Authority through De-


cember 2015. Donna Steffens
and Shenita Toczek will contin-
ue on the Planning & Zoning
Board through December 2015.
Patricia Clark and Gerald
Waldron will stay on the Code
Enforcement Board through
2015 or until it is terminated as
is being considered.
Finally. Tanya Royal. Dr.
Sylvia Collins and Carol
Ackerly were given renewed
positions on the Historic
Preservation Board through
December 2016.
Nadaskay also made-commis-
sion committee appointments.
He and Public Works Director
Ray McClellan will remain on
the Cemetery Board. Patti
Detwiler will continue on the
Central Florida Regional
Planning Council.
The Finance and Auditing
Board will now include com-
missioners Russell Smith, Ken
Lambert and Peter Preston.
John Freeman will continue on
the Hardee County Recreation
Complex Board. Gary Smith
will replace Ken Baker on the
Pension Baord and Nadaskay
will continue on it.
In other action, the commis-
sion:
-swore in newly re-elected
Commissioner Patti Detwiler,
who had not been present when
other recently elected or re-
elected officials took the oath of
office.
-changed the Nov. 12 meet-
ing to Tuesday, Nov. 13 because
of the Veterans Day holiday on
Monday.
'-approved the annual Trick-
of-Treat in Wauchula for Sat-
urday, Oct. 27 from 6 to 9 p.m.
-approved final reading of
three ordinances to annex the
9.63-acre F. L. Revell property
just east of the Henderson
Clinic, amend its Future Land
Use and amend the zoning clas-
sification to city rather than
county designations.
-approved Comprehensive
Land Use Plan amendments to
update the 10-year water supply
plan and five-year capital
improvement plan.
-approved first reading of
an ordinance for a moratorium
on internet cafes, buildings with
computer capability to gamble,
giving time for the state legisla-


ture to make a decision on their
legality and viability
-approved the request for
the Muscular Dystrophy As-
sociation and Hardee County
Fire-Rescue Department to hold
a boot drive.
-approved working on ordi-
nances to terminate the Code
Enforcement Board and hire
local attorney Candace Preston
as Special Magistrate to hear
code enforcement matters.
Commissioner Peter Preston,
abstained from voting on the
matter.
City deputy clerk and plan-
ning director Olivia Minshew
said the code enforcement unit
had decided to work each quad-
rant of the city and make cour-
tesy notices on property out of
code. Ten courtesy notices were
issued in one quadrant and
seven in another, and six
became compliant without fur-
ther action.
-approved declaring some
expensive Denali tires on a con-
fiscated vehicle as surplus
equipment and seek bids on
them.
-approved a request to retire
one of the police department's
two canines since its owner has
recently resigned. Since it
would cost over $400 plus
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement training to qualify
the animal for a new handler
and the dog is nearing the end
of its usefulness and likely to
incur medical expenses, the dog
will be turned over to its owner
as a pet.
-learned there was a linger-
ing eviction notice for one of
the hangars at the Wauchula
Municipal Airport. An eviction
notice and judgment for dam-
ages has been obtained in one
case but getting a notice served
on the second has been difficult
because of locked gates barring
access to their property. Attor-
ney Cliff Ables said he would
keep pursuing the second mat-
ter.
Commissioners asked Atch-
ley to rewrite the contracts and
fee schedule for hangar rentals
as well as aviation fuel costs.
-sat as a Code Enforcement
Board and approved the month-
ly curb appeal award to an
Indiana Avenue residence for its


appearance and landscaping.
The commission also dis-
cussed at length a $2,950 com-
mercial grant award for a new
air conditioner for JP'S Smoke-
house on East Main Street. The
property's landlord, FL. Revell,
applied for the award as the
business needs a larger, more
effective air conditioner, espe-
cially in its kitchen area.
Commissioners questioned
whether Community Redevel-
opment Agency funds were
being used for revitalization of
downtown and "if the people
who really need the money are
getting it." Recent approvals
have included interior and exte-
rior improvements not neces-
sarily essential to rehabilitating
a business, including a business
sign on U.S. 17 North. They
discussed whether termite
removal or tenting was a rea-
sonable expense, and noted also
that funds have gone to rehabil-
itate buildings for businesses
which have not lasted, like
Billy's Good Eats.
Detwiler said she was con-
cerned about the economy and
setting a precedent in awarding
grants simply because a busi-
ness wanted a new fixture.
Commissioner Russell Smith
said it would require a work-
shop to be more specific on
rules on what was a permissible
rehabilitation expense. Since
the next two commission plan-
ning workshops are already
assigned, it was not decided
when to set a workshop on
CRA grant applications
-discussed final adjust-
ments on the contract for reno-
vations at the historic Wauchula
Train Depot, which are expect-
ed to start before the end of the
year. L. Cobb Construction had
the low bid and is considering
adjustments in the electric and
plumbing which would have
united the north and south por-
tions of the building but cost
more. The restoration commit-
tee feels there are advantages
to having each portion separate.
-approved the contract for
purchase of the American Le-
gion Parking lot and discussed
an anonymous donor willing to
help with the cost of restoring
the ceiling in the City
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School Bus Safety Tips


More than 26 million children
ride the school bus every day.
According to the U.S.
Department of Transportation,
school buses are the safest form
of transportation for getting
children to and from school,
with most serious school bus
incidents taking place when
children are outside of the bus.
According to the same study,
75 percent of these incidents
involve children under the age
of 9. To help reduce these inci-
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Pause Wait to use head-
phones, cell phones and MP3
players until you're a safe dis-
tance from the bus.
be Aware Consider your
surroundings and remain alert so
you are not distracted when a
bus is approaching or departing.
Signal Watch for the dri-
ver's signal before crossing and
always cross 12 feet in front of
the bus.
Sit Remain seated while


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Gasoline on Tuesday had dropped to $3.49 a .gallon in
Wauchula.
A nice family event is set for Friday, Oct. 26, from 6 to 9 p.m.
at Paynes Creek Historic State Park at 888 Lake Branch Road in
Bowling Green. There will be games, tram rides, spooky hayrides, ,
spooky trails, a costume contest, haunted visitor center, trick or
treating, and live entertainment, said park ranger Christy Lanier.
Admission is $2 a carload.
Paynes Creek is a beautiful 410-acre park that borders Peace
River and is on both sides of Payne Creek. There are picnic pavil-
ions, playground equipment, hiking trails, a visitors center, and a
suspension bridge over Payne Creek.
The Wauchula Lions Club will have a BBQ pork dinner
Friday. Nov. 9, from 5 to 7 p.m., with pick up at 201 S. Hwy. 17
south of Wauchula State Bank Drive-Thru. Lions members are sell-
, ing tickets for $10. Prize drawings will include-a flat screen TV,
and iPad, and a Kindle Fire.
The club sponsors the Hardee High School Lionettes, gives
scholarships, and helps people with vision needs, including helping
blind citizens get guide dogs. The club meets Thursdays at noon at
the Java Cafe.
Legoland Florida, located on the old 150-acre Cypress
Gardens site east of Winter Haven, recently celebrated its first
anniversary and now has 1,300 employees, reported Gary White of
the Lakeland Ledger. The theme park caters to families with chil-
dren up to 12 years old.
To help lure the company, Polk County pledged $5 million in
recurring tourism tax dollars over a 10-year period. The owner,
Merlin Entertainments Group, has other successful Legolands
worldwide. In its first year Legoland Florida has added a Florida-
themed agriculture exhibit, opened a water park, announced plans
for a Star Wars cluster, and started construction of a new restaurant.
Needed are better roads and area hotel accommodations.
The 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis marked its 50th anniversary
this .month. Fortunately the U.S. led by president John F. Kennedy
convinced Russia to remove its newly discovered nuclear missiles
from Cuba, 90 miles from Florida. The Cold War was a tense time,
with some Americans building underground bomb shelters. At least
one or two were in Hardee County.
Robert L. Moore, a professor of anthropology at Rollins
College in Winter Park, said Kennedy was largely guided by histo-
rian Barbara Tuchman's "The Guns of August," a book describing
European leaders' failure to avoid World War I. Two German lead-
ers were quoted. "How did it all happen?" one asked. "Ah, if only
I knew," replied the other.
The Lakeland Ledger reported Oct. 15 that 10 Floridians have
donated at least $500,000 to Super PACs (Political Action
Committees) for the presidential campaign, and 9 were
Republicans.
Barbara Stiefel, 59, of Coral Gables is a Democrat and has
donated $1.05 million to help re-elect President Obama.
John W. Childs, 71 of Vero Beach has given $3.1 million to
conservative Super PACs. The other Republicans are Bill Koch, 72,
Palm Beach, $3 million; Irving Moskowitz, 84, Miami Beach, $1
million; Grace Evenstad, 68, Naples, $750,000; Margaret Caveney,
88, and husband Jack Caveney, 86, North Palm Beach, $550,000;
Jerry Jordan, 73, Palm Beach, $500,000; and Miguel Fernandez,
60, Miami Beach, $500,000.
Alex Leary of Tampa Bay Times reports that Las Vegas casino
magnate Sheldon Anderson has given more than $36 million to
groups supporting Newt Gringrich and Mitt Romney.



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CITY OF WAUCHULA
NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC
The General Pension Advisory Committee of the City of Wauchula will hold a
Meeting on Thursday, November 1, 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 meeting 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
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,
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8A The Herald-Advocate, October 25,2012


Golf Girls Go Regional


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee girls golf team
went to regional competition on
Monday.
Senior Will Bennett missed
going to boys regionals by one
.stroke.
The girls managed a third-
place finish in the District 16
matches last week. St. Ste-
phen's, possibly adding some
additional girls to their squad,
ruled the course with a 360, two
sisters scoring in the 70s. One
girls hot a 130. Behind St.
Stephens was Sarasota Cardinal
Mooney at 435 and Hardee at
455.
Kaitlyn Shaw led Hardee
with 109, followed by Lacey
McClenithan at 110, Courtney
Alexander at 116, Brooke
Dixon at 120 and Kate Thomas
at 121.
The girls went to the Lemon
Bay Golf Course this Monday


to compete in the Class 1A.
Region 6 matches. Results were
not available at press time.
All of the girls are juniors,
meaning Coach Byron Jarnigan
will likely have all of them
back. His team won districts
two years ago and were runner-
up last year. They went to state
in 2000 and again in 2002.
Meanwhile, the Hardee boys
team gave its best shot, finish-
ing first among the public
schools and fourth overall in a
district dominated by private
academies and schools such as
Bradenton St. Stephen's, Sara-
sota Out-Of-Door Academy,
Bradenton Christian and
Sarasota Christian as well as
Sarasota Cardinal Mooney,
DeSoto, Lake Placid and
Bradenton Southeast.
Hardee shot 365 overall, well
behind the first-place team at
291, but very good for a public
school. Only the top three teams


and top three individuals not on
a winning team advance to
regionals. Wildcat senior stand-
out Will Bennett came in with
an 80, missing moving on to
regionals by one stroke. He
made it to regionals last season.
Behind Bennett were senior
William Beattie at 93, with jun-
iors Brad Brewer and Tyler
Hewett each at 96 and senior
Trent Moon at 98.
"Overall, we had a successful
year. We will be losing three
seniors who have made great
contributions over the years.
Others will have step up," com-
mented Coach George Heine.
He added, This was my last
year. I have enjoyed coaching
all the young men over the
years, but it is time for someone
else to assume the reins."
Heine has coached boys golf for
a decade.


ZS Places Plaque On Civic


Center In Honor Of Buhr


Twenty years ago Zolfo
Springs was searching for a
town attorney, and it seemed
like nobody wanted the job.
Inquiries were met with deri-
sion by a number of attorneys,
who seemed to feel like the
town of Zolfo Springs was in a
hopeless situation.
Gerald Buhr, an attorney who
was also licensed as an "A"
operator for both water and
wastewater operations, agreed
to take on the many problems
associated with the town's faulty
wastewater plant and sprayfield.
His lobbying efforts with' the
state Legislature resulted in a
grant of $1 million for the pur-
chase of a new sprayfield, which
ultimately gained the town's
release from a Department of
Environmental Protection con-
sent order.
His insistence on doing every-
thing "by the book" with regard
to contracts the town has entered
into has helped Zolfo Springs
avoid numerous costly pitfalls
and time-consuming delays.
With his vast knowledge of
water and wastewater opera-
tions, he has developed and im-
plemented an industrial waste-
water program and assisted in
the acquisition of the necessary
permits.
In his 20 years of meritorious
service, he has represented the
town in all court cases and has


COURTESY PHOTO
Attorney Gerald T Buhr was recognized by the Zolfo
Springs Town Commission last week for his 20 years of
exemplary service to the town by placing a building


plaque in his honor.

prevailed each time. He has
taken on the town's problems as
if they were his own.
.Although he was initially
hired by the town for his knowl-
edge of water and wastewater,
he has become an extremely
proficient municipal attorney.
More than that, he has become
one of the best friends the town
of Zolfo Springs has ever had.
In celebration of his 20th
anniversary of service, the town


Week Ending: October 21, 2012
Weather Summary: Florida experienced cool, dry weather
this past week. Minimum temperatures ranged from the lowest at
Quincy with 44 degrees to 71 degrees in Fort Lauderdale.
Maximum temperatures were in the 80s with the highest at
Immokalee with 91 degrees. The State was still drought-free com-
pared to drought covering 50 percent of the State a year ago.
Rainfall was scarce especially in the central and northern areas.
Fort Pierce received the most with 1.67 inches of rain according to
Florida Automated Weather Network (FAWN). Officials at a joint
briefing by the South Florida Water Management District and the
National Weather Service commented that the southern region has
experienced one of the few dry seasons with near-average rainfall
in the past 14 years. Also, a historic rainfall pushed Lake
Okeechobee to 15.9 feet on Friday, 0.84 inches above its historic
average for this time of year. Normally, Florida receives an average
of 52 inches of rainfall a year, with 70 percent falling during the
five-month wet season from approximately June through October.
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favorable to peanut and cotton harvesting after delays from rain in
early October. In Santa Rosa County, very little cotton and soy-
beans have been picked. Sugarcane harvest continued in south
Florida. All hay has being cut in Columbia County while in some
areas of Bradford County there has been no growth to cut due to
lack of rainfall. In Highlands and Seminole counties, hay was on
the ground ready to be baled. In Suwannee and Columbia counties,
producers were planting winter forage. Rain was needed to get it
off to a good start.
Fruits & Vegetables: Growers and shippers were predicting
that the heavy rains that occurred during planting could cause irreg-
ular supplies for some south Florida fall vegetables. Vegetables
should see less disease pressure with the drier conditions. Tomato
harvesting continued in Gadsden County. Strawberry planting was
in full swing in Hillsborough County. Vegetables being marketed
included tomatoes, beans, corn, cucumbers, okra, and watermelon
and some light volumes of eggplants.


has awarded him with a person-
al plaque and also a plaque
secured to the civic building
that was named in his honor,
which reads as follows: "Pre-
sented to Gerald T. Buhr in
Sincere Appreciation for 20
Years of Exemplary Service and
Unparallel Commitment on
Behalf of the Town of Zolfo
Springs September 21, 1992
- September 21,2012."


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Drive-ln Movies Were


A Favorite Pastime


By BRINLLEY YEOMANS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
Linda Faye Yeomans was born June
8, 1943, in Bowling Green. She was not
born in a hospital like most are born
today, but born in her very own home.
Back then the doctor would come to
your house and deliver the baby.
She -N
attended i
Zolfo i
Springs ''
Elementary
School. In one building of the elemen-
tary school you would have grades 1-3.
There was no such thing as kinder-
garten. In another building there was
grades 4-6. You did not become a junior
high student until you were in seventh
grade. Each grade only had two teach-
ers and two classrooms.
Linda states high school was the
same as it is now, a lot of teachers and
you switched classes. After college she
attended a vocational business school in
Tampa.
In her spare time she enjoyed going
to drive-in movies and church-related
events. She also enjoyed singing and
riding horses on the ranch her daddy
owned.
When she was younger she dreamed
of growing up and raising a family of
her own, and later on that she did. She
ended up having three boys.
She says her life was a lot different
as opposed to now, "We had a lot of
chores to do around the house, and on
the weekends a lot of church and school
activities."
She attended Zolfo Baptist growing
up. When it came to being strict reli-
giously, they were strict but not too
strict. Drinking and smoking were
greatly frowned upon. For punishment,
they got the good ol' spanking, but as
they grew older they were decent kids,
according to Linda.
Her first job was at Wauchula State
Bank. She was about 20 years old when
she got this job.
I asked where she has lived. She
stopped and asked, "Do you really want
me to list them all?" with a grin on her
face! She says her husband was in the
Navy, so they moved a lot. They have
lived in Virginia, Idaho, California,
South Carolina, Alabama and, of
course, Florida.
She says her favorite singer was
Elvis Presley. "He was the big thing at
that time, someone different, new and


COURTESY PHOTO
Linda Yeomans with the author.

exciting!" says Linda. One of her
favorites was "Blue Hawaii."
I asked if she had any pets growing
up. She said not really. Her dad always
had bird and deer dogs, not what you
would call "pets," just something to
feed and hunt deer, dove and quail with.
Her favorite hangout spot was the
drive-in movies. Very rarely did they
have a curfew. She said, "Daddy wasn't
real strict about curfews. We went home
when the movie was over around 11 or
11:30."
She started driving when she was 16.
She drove her parents '56 Chevy. Gas
was 30 cents a gallon, very cheap com-
pared to now. She was always allowed
to have a boyfriend, but couldn't go on
a date until she was 15 years of age.
Her mom, dad, older brother and
younger brother and sister lived in the
same household. They had a lot of
chores. She was stuck with the washing
of dishes and clothes, ironing, keeping
the house clean, and cooking.
She was married to Jimmie Yeomans.
He was in the U.S. Navy. They got mar-
ried when she was 20 years old. Her'
dad was a farmer/rancher and her mom
helped him.
A tragic thing that happened back
then was the assassination of President
Kennedy. Linda was 21 when this hap-
pened.

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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Palmetto Pummels Hardee; Southeast Awaits


By MICHAEL KELLY
Ot The Herald-Advocate
The visiting Palmetto Tigers
shut out the Hardee Wildcats
42-0 Friday night.
This week, the 'Cats will try
to keep their playoff hopes alive
when they travel to face another
district foe in Bradenton
Southeast at 7:30 Friday night.
In last week's game, Hardee
received to start the game and
sophomore Stephan Jones, who
was starting in place of the
injured Aaron Barker, ripped off
an 18-yard run for a first down.
The drive stalled and Hardee
punted to Palmetto, which took
over on its 48.
On the first play from scrim-
mage, Tiger quarterback Chris
Tuten threw a screen pass to
Josh Hicks, who took it 52
yards for a touchdown. Evan
Kitchell made the PAT and
Palmetto led 7-0 with 9:19 left
in the first quarter.
Hardee took over at its 14-
yard line after a kick return by
Jacob Bolin. The Palmetto
defense forced a three-and-out
and set its offense up with great
field position at the Hardee 8-
yard line after a 30-yard punt
return.
Two plays later, Elijah
Burston ran up the middle from
four yards out for the touch-
down. After the PAT, Palmetto
led 14-0 with 7:35 left in the
first quarter.
Hardee took over at its 24-
yard line after an 18-yard kick
return by senior Miquel Garcia.
The Hardee offense once
again had a hard time moving
the ball and was forced to punt
back to Palmetto without get-
ting a first down.
The Tigers started their next
series at their 38-yard line and,
five plays later, Tuten found
Shaquille Harris open for a 44-
yard touchdown. After the PAT
Palmetto had pushed it lead to
21-0 with 3:49 left in the first
quarter.
Hardee's next possession had
a long delay when Timmy
Steedley was injured and had to
be carried off the field and into
a waiting EMS rescue vehicle.
Palmetto forced another
Wildcat punt and began driving
into Wildcat territory and decid-
ed to go for it on fourth-and-six.
Tuten dropped back to pass
and was sacked by Wildcat jun-
ior Keyon Brown for a six-yard
loss. Hardee could not move the
chains and punted again back to
the Tigers.
Tuten was then intercepted
by Garcia at the Wildcat 17-












The following permits were
applied for or issued by the
Hardee County Building De-
partment during the week of
Oct. 14-20. 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
John J. Cox. U.S. 17 North.
interior demolition. $8,000.
Berrien Horiesten, Martin
Luther King Avenue, church.
$1.000.
Adnaud Louis. Leavy North
Road. single-family residence,
$55.000.
Adnaud Louis, Callie Lane.
single-family residence.
$79.500.
Harold C. Howze, Snipe
Drive, carport. $10.368.
Douglas Battey. Chester
Avenue, mechanical. $2.900.
Kurt Allen. Penny Drive.
mobile home. $23.000.
Harry Purvis. State Road 64
West. mobile home. $30.000.
Wayne G. Irwin. Boyd
Cowart Road. solar panels.
$65,000.
Owner/Builder. Stansfield
Avenue. aluminum porch.
$9.600.

BUILDING BLOCKS


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


yard line. The Hardee offense
again had trouble moving the
ball and was forced to punt
back to Palmetto.
Palmetto started its drive at
the Hardee 48-yard line and
scored two plays later on a 45-
yard touchdown pass from
Tuten to Harris. The PAT was
good and Palmetto led 28-0
with 5:10 left in the second
quarter.
Hardee started its next drive
at its 29-yard line and Kris
Johnson completed a 5-yard
pass to Tristen Lanier before
having to punt.
The Tigers took over on the
Hardee 39 and scored on the
first play from scrimmage when
Tuten threw a screen to Cory
Crawford who ran it in for the
touchdown.
The PAT was good and
Palmetto had pushed the lead to
35-0 with 3:12 left in the sec-
ond quarter.
Palmetto added one more
touchdown on a 67-yard screen
pass from Tuten to Crawford
just before the half ended and
made the score 42-0 going into
halftime.
Both teams were held score-
less in the second half.
Hardee is expecting to have
Barker and Keyonte Holley
back playing Friday night after
they both were held out due to
injury.
Steedley will miss the


remainder of the season after
suffering a concussion and a
fractured vertebra.
Steedley returned home
Saturday after being airlifted to
Tampa from the Florida


Hospital Fridav night. Doctors
are expecting him to make a full
recovery and think he will be
able to return to play next year
for his senior season, said his
parents.


Players of the Week





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#12 Kris Johnson #7 Miguel Garcia
Offense Defense


#5 Sahmaud Blandin
Scout


#19 Octavio Alvarez
Special Teams


PASSING COMPLETIONS,
ATTEMPTS AND
INTERCEPTIONS

PASSING YARDS

RUSHING ATTEMPTS/
YARDS

TOTAL YARDS

TURNOVERS

FIRST DOWNS

PENALTIES, LOST
YARDAGE

SCORING BY QUARTER:


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Frostproof


GAME TATITICS


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6-19-0 10-17-1

70 304


28-38 25-116

108 420


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Hardee


HELPING THE HELPERS


PHOTOS BY MARIA TRUJILLO
The Hardee Help Center received some much-needed help Friday as about f5 volun-
teers from Mosaic's South Fort Meade Mine went to the center to give it a facelift.
Partnering with United Way's "Day of Caring," the volunteers arrived at the center to
replace a broken window, paint, pressure wash the building and signs, and do some
landscaping.


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Vernon


Uplifting Music at Every Service

Tim Davis, OGBC Worship Pastor at the Piano

along with the

Oak Grove Choir & Soloists


October 28-31

Sunday at ll:00am & 6:00pm
SMonday-Wednesday at 7:00pm
(Nursery provided at each service)

[OAKGROE BAPIST CHURCH1ll J


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Living


Chip Ballard's 4th Book
Due Out By End Of Year


KODY WYATT
GMSR Kody Wyatt graduat-
ed from Division 304 basic
training on Sept. 21at the U.S.
Naval Training Center in Great
Lakes, 111.
Wyatt attended Hardee
Senior High and South Florida
Community College, where he
received a correctional officer
certificate. He worked at Har-
dee Correctional Institution for
two years. He is now attending
his "A" school in Great Lakes,
IlH.
Wyatt is the son of Ron and
Nancy Sneiderof Zolfo Springs
and the grandson of George and
Edith McElroy of Arcadia. He
is also the brother of Kurtis
Wyatt of Tampa and Loren
Sneider of Zolfo Springs.


- ,, "'J CRACKER TRAIL
S The Cracker Trail 4-H Club
S began its monthly meeting at
..r .. ,.- 6:36 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 8,
with Brooke Aleman, president.
Sarah Gibson held and led the
g4-H flag and pledge with
Samantha Shackelford holding
and leading the American flag
M. A and pledge.
.- Devotion was read by Seth
S Durrance and the secretary's
S minutes were read by Laina
Durrance. Treasurer Jack Dris-
S kell gave the treasurer's report.
S We have $14.88 in our account.
"\ County Council report was
given by Laina Durrance. She
invited all other eligible mem-
bers to join the council.
Announcements included a
..,. -rabbit sale Saturday, Oct. 13, in
5 2. Bartow. Barbecue tickets are
due back to club leader.
i Kendall Winter made a
motion for our club to help New
,i Hope Baptist Church in prepar-
J.. i ing and collecting Christmas
1 Shoeboxes. Mrs. Kay explained
J \ what they were and how they
are used throughout the world.
Abby Clark seconded the
motion and it passed. Shoe-
boxes and information were
passed out to each family.
S These are due at our November
S meeting.
Business meeting was ad-
journed at 6:50 p.m.
; Respectfully Submitted,
fZach Durastanti


Don't Be Left Out!
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IS THURSDAY AT 5 P.M.

Go To The Head Of The Class!
SCHOOL NEWS
DEADLINE
IS THURSDAY AT 5 P.M.


Military
News I


Scorsese film 'The Last
Temptation of Christ' and Mel
Gibson's 'The Passion of the
Christ.'
"If life imitates art, Ballard
also gives us a slice of life that
is right out of Hemingway's
short story, 'The Killers,' only
this story is real and terrifying.
"Analytical brilliance shines
in his column focused on music
and writing, but which is also
about individuality, originality
and excellence. A column on
adverbs and how they are over-
used in a best-selling novel is
fun and thought provoking. For
authors or individuals interested
in writing, 'Why Writers Write'
is insightful and unforgettable.
"Anyone with an interest in
the human condition, art, cre-
ativity, politics or literature
should get this book for their
library and keep it handy,
because they will want to refer
back to it time and time again.
Ballard's writing will not go
stale."


Join us for a burlesque-style workout ^ i
and fun give-a-ways as your Jazzercise '
location gets transformed into A "
Friday night's hottest dance club! -AV
$15 cover charge -
(Special sign up deal One night only)
Jazzercise Heartland Fitness Center/Zolfo Springs
Ann Marie 863-767-0613 jazzymom13@yahoo.com
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Endtime Crossroad Ministry Inc.
Pastors Ralph & Deioris Williams
908 Martin Luther King Jk Blvd. Wauchula"
October 31, 2012 5pm- 9 pm
Come One, Come all
A FREE event for the entire family.
A.4 night of treats andfin and a whole lot more
SBounce houses, Games and Activities
Hot Dogs, Nachos, Drinks
STrunks full of treats Music
Come and enjoy a new Endtime tradition
at this Fall Festival.
For more information please contact
V. Fredrick at 863-773-0160 soclo:25c


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Grand Opening


Come in and check us out
guaranteed friendly & clean

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Mon. Sat. 9:30am 7pm
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Hel to aHghe Standard;
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Chip Ballard's new book is
due for release from RoseHeart
Publishing before the end of
2012. It is his fourth.
Following is an early review
by journalist and author George
L. Duncan:
"Chip Ballard's new book,
'Front Porch Ramble.' is excep-
tional in style, insight, wit and
wisdom.
"Ballard is one of those rare
authors who seem to have no
limit to topics he can discuss
intelligently and often humor-
ously. His topics range from
what might on the surface
appear to be mundane small-
town incidents to literature,
baseball, art, politics, faith and
music.
"You don't have to be a base-
ball fan to love the columrn on
Ted Williams, who was not only
the finest hitter baseball has ever
seen, but also a genuine military
hero. In another piece, Ballard
presents an acerbically amusing
column contrasting how Holly-
wood critics viewed the Martin


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Limestone Baptist Church
will have a chili cook-off and
bonfire on Saturday at 5 p.m.
with hot dogs. marshmallows.
"smores and more.
The congregation invites the
community to come share in the
event. The church is at 4868
Keystone Ave.. Ona. For more
information, call 863-494-4553.

The deadline for Church News
submissions is Thursday at 5
for the next edition.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Jessica Morris with 60 of the lap quilts made for Hardee
Manor residents.


Sink The Winner!
SPORTS NEWS
DEADLINE
IS NOON MONDAY


Great-grandmother Kat Morris at Resthaven with Jessica
Morris.

Jessica Morris Receives

Top Girl Scout Award


Jessica Morris has been a
member of the Girl Scouts of
America Association since
entering first grade. She has
now earned its top honor, the
Gold Award.
-As she was growing up,
Junior Girl Scouts were for
grades 4-6. During her-junior
year of scoutinrig, she experi-
enced several hurricanes and
gained first-hand knowledge of
being "homeless." She earned
her Bronze Award with a pro-
gram which filled 60 backpacks
to send off to children in need of
comfort and school supplies.
As a Cadette Girl Scout, there
was a 'shortage of volunteer
leaders. She saw the need to
promote scouting to younger
girls, and planned and imple-
mented a six-week program for
kindergarten scouts. By teach-
ing this program, she earned her
Silver Award.
During her senior year in high
school, she was an Ambassador
Girl Scout striving to obtain her
Gold Award. Equivalent to the
Boys Scouts' Eagle Award, it
represents the highest achieve-
ment in Girl Scouting and solves
or improves a community prob-
lem.
Jessica, who took medical
classes at HHS and did clinical
at Hardee Manor Nursing
Home, had noticed clients in
wheelchairs would sometimes


appear to be cold. She decided
to make lap quilts.
Folks in the community vol-
unteered material and clothing.
Jessica's maternal grandmother
donated material for linings and
batting as well as her expertise
on quilting. A friend, Martha
Vandiver, taught Jessica some
quilting tips to make special
squares.
Jessica spent her spring break
teaching younger Girl Scouts
how to make these lap quilts.
Her weekends and summer
were spent finishing the project.
In the end, she had spent over
175 hours and made 60 lap
quilts.
Having some quilts left over
after dispensing them at Hardee
Manor, she ventured out to
Resthaven. There she honored
her paternal great-grandmother,
Kat Morris, with a quilt. Jessica
also shared the rest of the quilts
with her great-grandmother's
friends.
As a Gold Award recipient,
Jessica is part of an elite group
of women.
In May. the Girl Scouts of
Gulfcoast Florida will have a
special ceremony to officially
present the Gold Award to
Jessica, who is currently attend-
ing Florida Atlantic University
in Boca Raton where she is a
pre-med student.


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ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Smart Cookies, Pop Tarts
Variety, Juice, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets,
Rolls, PB&J Sandwich,
Alternate Meal, Veggie Cup,
Pinto Beans, Peaches, Condi-
ments and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Smart Cookies, Breakfast
Pizza, Applesauce, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie w/
Bun, Hot Dog on Bun, Alternate
Meal, Veggie Cup, Garden
Peas, Yellow Cake w/ Chocolate
Icing, Ice Cream Cups, Diced
Pears, Condiments and Milk




College Hill
School Reunion
Set For Nov. 3
The annual College Hill
School Reunion will be held on
Saturday, Nov. 3.
Festivities will be held at the
College Hill schoolhouse,
which is located on County
Road 663 and College Hill
Road.
Come and bring a covered
dish.
The program will begin at 11
a.m., with the meal at noon.


WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Diced Pears,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni,
Rolls, Deli Ham & Cheese
Wrap, Alternate Meal, Veggie
Cup, Broccoli, Applesauce,
Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Not Available
FRIDAY
Not Available

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Pop Tarts
Variety, Juice, Condiments and
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets,
Rolls, Alternate Meal, Pepperoni
Pizza, Alternate Meal, Lettuce &
Tomato, Pinto Beans, Condi-
ments and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,
Graham Crackers, Breakfast
Pizza, Applesauce, Condiments
and Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie w/
Bun, Hot Dog on Bun,
Pepperoni Pizza, Alternate
Meal, Lettuce & Tomato,
Garden Peas, Diced Pears,
Yellow Cake w/ Chocolate Icing,
Ice Cream Cups, Condiments
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal Variety,


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.I. to come see him at


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Graham Crackers, Waffle,
Sausage Patty, Diced Pears,
Condiments and Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni,
Rolls, Deli Ham & Cheese
Wrap, Cheese Pizza, Alternate
Meal, Lettuce & Tomato,
Broccoli, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk
THURSDAY
Not Available
FRIDAY
Not Available
SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Super
Donut, Orange Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Chicken Nuggets, Savory
Rice, Tossed Salad, Mixed
Vegetables, Applesauce, Rolls,
Condiments and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Pizza, Applesauce, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Cheeseburger on a
Bun, Chicken Patty on Bun,
Garden Peas, Tossed Salad,
Yellow Cake, Ice Cream,
Orange Juice, Condiments and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cinnamon
Toast, Oatmeal, Juice, Condi-
ments and Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun,
Cowboy Macaroni, Broccoli,
Applesauce, Tossed Salad,
Condiments and Milk
THURSDAY
Not Available
FRIDAY
Not Available
Individual menus are subject to
change.


Make The Page!
HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE
IS THURSDAY AT 5 P.M.

Circle The Date!
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
DEADLINE
IS MONDAY AT 5 RM.


NOTICE
VALUE ADJUSTMENT BOARD


DR-529
R. 12/09
Rule 12D-16.002
Florida Administrative Code


HARDEE County
Tax Year 2012


Members of the Board
Honorable Dale Johnson Board of County Commissioners, District No. 5
Honorable Sue Birge Board of County Commissioners, District No. 2
Honorable Mildred Smith School Board, District No. 2
Citizen Member Paul Paris Business owner within the school district
Citizen Member Benny Albritton Homestead property owner
The Value Adjustment Board (VAB) meets each year to hear petitions and make decisions relating to
property tax assessments, exemptions, classifications, and tax deferrals.
Summary of Year's Actions
Number of Parcels
Reduction in Shift in
Type of Property Exemptions Assessmenrits* Both County Taxable Value Taxes
WGranted Requested Reduced Requested withdrawn Due to Board Actions Due to Board Actions
Granted Requested Reduced ~ orsettled ____________ _______
or settled
Residential 0 4 4 $0 $0
Commercial
Industrial and
miscellaneous
Agricultural or 16 15 $0 $0
classified use
High-water recharge_______________________________
Historic commercial
or nonprofit _____________
Business machinery 3 3 $0 $0
and equipment ______ ___________________
Vacant lots and
acreage !
TOTALS 0 23, 22
All values should be county taxable values. School and other taxing authority values may differ.
*Includes transfer of assessment difference (portability) requests.

If you have a question about these actions, contact the Chair or the Clerk of the Value Adjustment Board.


Chair's name Dale Johnson
Clerk's name Laura L. Barker


Phone 863-773-9430
Phone 863-773-4174


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We would like to express our sincere
"Thank You" to all of you who ministered to
us during the loss of our
loved one. The visits,
cards, flowers, calls, .
food, and especially
the prayers, were what
got us through our ? .
loss.

A special thank you to ./
Good Shepard
Hospice and Fort
Green Baptist Church.
Brother Steve
McGaughey, the JeraldAbbott
message couldn't 11/3/33 10/13/12
have been more perfect. Thank You. Tim
Casey, the music in song was so beautiful.
You received so many compliments. Arden
Rawls, as always, you really did a wonderful
job. Jerald always loved your talent. Thank
you. Ladies of Ft. Green Baptist Church and
the Ft. Green community, thank you for the
wonderful dinner prepared for us. You did a
wonderful job. You are so much appreciated.
And, thank you Ponger-Kays-
Grady Funeral Home. You met
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KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY
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Guardian Ad Uitem.
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applications for caregiver. CPR
required, experience a plus.
Apply in person at 157 Will Duke
Rd. 10:25-11:22c
IF YOU NEED EXTRA CASH Avon
is looking for sales representa-
tives In this area 863-781-0982.
10:25p
LANDSCAPE LABORER wanted;
valid FL DL & nursery experience
required. No drugs. 863-781-4338
after 6:00 p.m. for interview appt.
10:25p


3BR, 1B Block home on corner
lot, 608 Pennsylvania Ave.,
Wauchula, $65,000. Owner
financing available. 863-781-
4460. 10:25c
FOR SALE BY HUD: 5 BR, 3B on 5
acres. Carol's Reality 863-412-
8932, 941-627-2769. 10:25tfc
3 BEDROOM, large family room,
utility room,, 2 car garage with
lots of storage, on over 1/2 acre
land. Bowling Green. $65,000.
863-328-6220, 863-375-2560.
10:25-11:22p


BASS TRACKER 17 ft. Boat,
ready to go. Also gas dryer. 735-
1330. 10:25p


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


PRODUCE STAND now open at
D3 Farms, Hwy. 64 East, 6 days a
week, Monday thru Saturday until
6 pm. 10:18-11:15p


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



lE U.m ADVANTAGE
1 ,ERA REALTY
Michael Scheipsmeier
|(863)781-3222
e-mail: michael@msbuildersinc.com

3 BR 2 Bath House on .65 acres with 24x36 Barn,
family friendly neighborhood. 388 Circle Drive,
Wauchula. $125,O00 Reduced to $120,000

3932 sq. ft. on 5 acres with pond, $350,000
105 acres of grove, Ft. Green area, $795,000
cl10:4-25c


COURIER/Part-time
(approximately 15 hours a week)
PAY RATE: $9.02/hrly $12.44/hrly
Wanted for the Hardee County Purchasing Department.
Performs routine clerical work in the receipt, delivery, and
issuance of postal and interdepartmental mail. Delivers
office supplies and materials to organizational units and
facilities. Knowledge of proper mail handling and screen-
ing procedures. Must possess good interpersonal and
communications skills to deal with staff and personnel.
Ability to lift and move heavy materials. Ability to organize
tasks and time to insure timely completion of all projects.
Must have a High School Diploma or
an acceptable Equivalency Diploma (GED).
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on County website @ www.hardeecounty.net.
Applications accepted in the Human Resources Depart-
ment, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone:
(863) 773-2161.
Position closes at 5:00 p.m., November 1, 2012.
EOE F/ M/ V
10:25c


JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)781-1338
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker


Parker Keen


2 Bedroom, 2 Bath mobile home with a 1 bedroom, I bath detached
mother in law apartment. Fenced 2 1/ acres with a pole barn.
Asking $77,900)


Vacation Home 2 BR/2 BA mobile home in Punta|
Gorda. Located on a deep water canal that leads
into Charlotte Harbor. $79,000!
458 acres of gorgeous fenced property close toI
town. Well & septic from old homesite. Scattered
'old Oaks & Pines. Offered at S287,100
33 acre pasture with scattered trees. Close in to
Wauchula. 11-6 ac can be purchased separately.1
Total price S360.000.


SReal
Rick Knight (863) 781-1396
121 John H. Gross (863) 273-1017
Shane Conlev (863) 781-9664


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


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CONSTRUCTION

SUPERINTENDENT NEEDED
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from S300.000 to S5.000.000.
Bachelor degree in Construction Management preferred.
\lMut he killing to travel throughout Florida and SE United States.
Email Resume To: kochan@strato.net

Aaron Nadaskav
Construction Manager

Phone: (863) 385,8649

Fax: (863) 385&9396


20 acres very close in to Wauchula on paved
road. Laser leveled and ready for your farm
operation. Zoned FR.
Beautiful home located in Briarwood
Subdivision. 3 Bedroom, 2 i Bath house with
wrap around porch, detached 2 car garage with
office and full bath. Reduced to $339,000!


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5 1/2 ACRE JUNK YARD. car lot &
parts. Angelo Martinez. 863-832-
0994, Triangle Auto Salvage.
9:27-10:25p


FOR SALE Motor home 1982
Sportsman Coach. Cross
Country, body 28', $3,500 OBO.
863-781-0692. 10:25,1 1:1p


3 BR, 1 BA HOME in the country,
3 miles from Wauchula. Quiet and
peaceful. 863-781-3536. 10:25c
MOBILE HOME FOR RENT 2 bed-
room, 2 bath, $550 rent, $500
deposit, 863-781-3570.
10:25-11:1p
3/1 BLOCK HOME 30.19 Hickory
Court, Zolfo, $600 month, $600
sec. dep. 773-6998. 10:25c
THREE BEDROOM houses plus
two bedroom apartments. No
pets. 832-1984. 10:25-11:22p
COUNTRY, Zolfo, 3 BR/1 BA, cen-
tral air & heat, 735-2626. 10:25c
UTILITIES INCLUDED, nice clean
small furnished efficiency apart-
ment In Wauchula, $500 per
month, deposit and references
required. 863-832-0676.
10:18,25p


HOUSE FOR RENT on N.W. 4808
Myrick Ave., B.G., S550 month,
$350 deposit. 1 1 2 bedroom, 1
bath. Jesse 863-781-4967 any-
time. no answer, leave message.
10:18,25p
4 BR, 1 B S750 MONTH plus $500i
deposit. 863-781-0982 10:25p
2 BEDROOM 1 BATH, Duplex,
S550 month, $550 deposit, 773-
0100. 6:21tfc
*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


NYOURK964TO
I. REAL ESTATE
\ 2 Heartland Real Estate Corp.
|. :. 3200 US Hwy 27 S, Suite 201
| !lU Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 382-3887


WE HAVE BUYERS FOR GROVES
CALL MIKEY TODAY!
11.65 ACRES READY FOR YOUR DREAM HOME.
2 miles from town, paved road, large oaks, pond, fenced, & 4" well.
Call Mikey $99,000
EAST HARDEE COUNTY HOME ON 224 ACRES
4 bedroom, 2 bath, beautiful ranch style home, fenced, mature
oaks, feeding barns, 40 x 40 barn, great kitchen.
Call Pam Cooper @ 863-414-4970 for more information!
To View Available Properties Visit Our Website @
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Rental Office Hours

Tuesday & Thursday
9:00 AM 5:00 PM


(863) 773-3809
O^ T)D 800-955-8771
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COMMERCIAL 400 sq.ft. to 6000
sq. ft. retail office location High-
way 17 Main St. 832-1984.
10:25-11:22p
RESTAURANTS, OFFICES, thrifts,
tire, mechanical, junkyard, stor-
age, 20,000 sq.ft. 863-245-6270,
863-773-6616. 10:4-11:lp
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

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ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION
additions, screen rooms, car-
ports, glass rooms, pool enclo-
sures, rescreening, decks, con-
crete. Harold Howze Construc-
tion, 781-2708. RR0050181
10:25-12:27p
LAWN SERVICES, mowing, weed
eating, edging and more. $30 per
hour (1 hour min.) 863-735-2801,
1-914-204-0481. 10:18,25p
DIESEL TANK CLEANING 500 &
1000 gal. Remove algae and
water. Rick's Tank Cleaning, 863-
781-2767. 9:27-10:25p
WANTED/WORK, full or P/T grove
work, pasture work, mowing
lawns or most anything, 735-2801
or cell 941-204-0481. 10:18,25p
AG-BARNS, pump sheds, fence,
cowpens, Duke Platt, 863-202-
6465, CRC058080. 8:16-10:25c
ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS,
Thursday 7:00 p.m., Grace
Fellowship Church, 131 S. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Bill 727-326-
3816. 6:7tfc-dh


HOUSE CLEANING, ironing, ref-
erences av-ilable 863-448-6571.
10:25p
CLEANING, errands, elderly care
and more. Lynn (770) 256-4991.
10:18,25p
OV-ERCOMERS MEETINGS
(Gillespie), Woman's Club on
Wednesday, 7pm Kenny
Sanders is the facilitator. For
more information call 773-5717.
2:16tfc
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales,
service and installation,
call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
THE WAUCHULA LIONS CLUB
collects NOT broken prescription
eyeglasses, cases and sunglass-
es. Please drop off at 735 N. 6th
Ave. tfc-dh
DO YOU HAVE a problem with
drugs? Narcotics Anonymous
meets Monday and Thursday
nights 7:00 p.m. at First United
Methodist Church, at the corner
of Palmetto and 7th Ave., Wau-
chula. tfc-dh
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a prob-
lem? Call Alcoholics Anonymous
in Hardee County at 781-6414.
Several weekly meetings.
tfc-dh
ATTENTION! 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


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



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

(863) 412-8932

(941)627-2769
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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
TRUCK LOAD of new and used
pillow top beds. Some pillow top
Kings for $150. Beside Double J.
10:25c
SATURDAY, 3330 Suwannee St.,
Zolfo. Tolls, clothes, houseware
holiday, misc. 10:25p
SATURDAY 8-? 1361 Morgan
Grice Rd. 64 to Charlie Creek
Park. Baby things, movies,
clothes, misc. 10:25dh
SATURDAY 8-? 701 N. Fla. Ave.,
Wauchula. 10:25p
3 FAMILY 322 Riverside Drive.
Saturday 8-? Toddler clothing,
toys, furniture, baby beds,
microwaves, tires P27545R20
misc. 10:25p


SATURDAY. 8-? 120 4th Avenue
North, Wauchula, beside Paul's
Kitchen (Graham Income Tax
Parking Lot). Lots of household
items and furniture. 10:25p
SATURDAY, 8 am until 1 pm.
Household items, glassware,
boQks, clothes, potted plants and
hanging baskets, 5' x 9' cargo
trailer, weed eater, Craftsman
Chainsaw and much, much, more.
2949 Center Hill Rd. In between
Wauchula & Bowling Green, off
SR 62, 4.5 miles west of US 17.
863-223-5561. 10:25p
BIG YARD SALE Saturday, 7 am
- ? 747 Popash Rd., Wauchula.
10:25p
THURSDAY, FRIDAY & SATURDAY
8-? 3 family. 3108 N. Palmeto,
Zolfo Springs. Houseware, furni-
ture, toys, clothes and much
more. 10:25p
SATURDAY, 8-noon, 3045 Oak
Street, Zolfo. Lot of everything.
10:25p


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TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT


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116 REA Rd., Wauchula
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REALTORS
(863) 773-2128
REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
REALTOR JOHN If. O'NEAI,
See more listings at
www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


PRICE REDUCED! Wow!
Great home in Popash area on
2.5 acs. 2 miles from town.
S138,000!
PRDDITC-R D Urnrrn' Parai


PRICE REDUCED! 5(0 acs in
NE Desoto Co; deer, turkey,
wild hogs, beautiful live oaks,
improved pasture, pond &
creek. NOW $190,000!


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Little Gasparilla Island-Beach PRICE EDUCED Commer-
Condo. 2BR/2BA, Gulf front. cial property on USI7! 38 stor-
$220,X0)0! age units w/partial roof, city
utilities, zoned C-2, sold "as is"'"
INOW$2,0!
PRICE REDUCED! 38-5 acs1 N W$ ,
on the Peace River w/lots of' PRICE RLD)CED! Triple-
beautiful oaks, pines & palmet- 'wide MH of 3,314 square feet.
tos Pole barn & 2BR/2BA MH. T-his home has many amrnenities-
S420,000I -"
420,00! and sits on a nice 5 a re tract.
$95 ,f$:!
PRICE REDUCED! 10 ac
iw/paved rd frontage. Great for PRICE REDUCED! 3BR/2BA
pasture, farming or homesite. MH on 5 acs w/frontage on SR
S49.500! 62. NOW W$60,000
R REDUC 20-^ -r ^ 3BR/IBA home in Wauchula
PRICE REDUCED! 20 a cs ,,
RIoEd inDUstri on t_ w/separate, potential income
zoned industrial on Hwv 17.
S399000! producing, 24'x24', IBR/IBA,
39 .( !CB apartment. $35,00W!

REAI.TOR ASS CIATES AVTER HOURS
KENNY SANDERS__781-0153 KAREN O'NEAL---- 781-7633
KEVIN SANDERS-..-.990-3093 MONICA REAS--781-0888
DAVID ROYAL- 781-3490 JIMMY EDENFIELD-.A48-2821
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$700.00 a month
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Amegal Briefs
By Gale Moore & Candace Preston
Attorneys At Law

DIVORCE MYTHS PART II
I get to keep everything in my name debts and assets.
Sometimes we hear, "That credit card is in her name so she
keeps that debt." Or "The 401k is my name, so he can't get that,
right?"
While either outcome may occur, it may also not be the case.
Florida law requires that both debts and assets be equitably
distributed between both parties. With today's economic circum-
stances, it is not unusual for the debts to outweigh the assets. At
the end of the distribution, the court is generally aiming to evenly
divide the net worth of the marital estate.
So, title of an asset does not control who that asset (or debt) is
given to.
Child can decide who to live with and whether to visit (age
12 rule).
The statute provides that the court may consider the "reason-
able preference of the child, if the court deems the child to be of
sufficient intelligence, understanding, and experience to express a
preference" in making a time-sharing ruling.
Therefore, while the decision of a child is one of the listed fac-
tors in Chapter 61.1.3, it is one among many factors and not neces-
sarily the deciding factor. Moreover, there is no language in the
statute that sets a "magic" age at which a child is deemed to be of
sufficient intelligence. As we all know, every child's maturity and
intellect is different, and so that decision is made by the court on a
case-by-case basis.
Permanent Alimony is guaranteed.
Generally, permanent periodic alimony is considered in long-
term marriages. To make such a determination, the court examines
one party's actual need and the other party's ability to pay.
In addition to permanent alimony there are other forms,
including temporary support (during pendency of the litigation),
bridge-the-gap, rehabilitative and durational.
These myths continue to circulate, so before relying on bad
information, seek legal advice.


A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
A friend loves at all times,
'and a brother helps in time
of trouble.
Proverbs 17 17 (NCVy

FRIDAY
SJesus said, "This is My com-
mandment, that you love
one another as I have loved
you. Greater love has no
man than this, that a man lay
down ,His life for His friends.
You are My friends if you do
what I command you."
John 12:1-3 (RSV)

SATURDAY
The Lord appeared to us in
the past, saying, "I have
loved you with an everlast-
ing love; I have drawn you
with loving-kindness."
Jeremiah 31:31 (NIV)

SUNDAY
Have you never learned that
the love of the world is enmi-
ty to God? Whoever choses
to be the world's friend
makes himself God's enemy.
James 4:4b (NEB)
MONDAY
Do you want to live a long,
good life? Then watch your
tongue. Keep your lips from
lying. Turn from all known
sin and spend your time in
doing good. Try to live in
peace with everyone, work
hard at it.
Psalm 34:12-14 (TLB)

TUESDAY
If God is for us, who can be


against us? ... No, in all
things we win an overwhelm-
ing victory through Him who
has proved His love for us.
... nothing in God's whole
world has any power to sep-
arate us from the love of God
in Christ Jesus.
Romans 8:31b,37,39b (PME)
WEDNESDAY
* HezekiTsaid, '4rily the liv-
ing carMra0se u as I do
today. Each generation can
make known Your faithful-
ness to the next."
Isaiah 38:19 (NLT)


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Each office independently owned and operated.


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Robert Hinerman
227-0202


Nancy Craft
832-0370


NEW LISTING!! You will not be disappointed
with this 2 bedroom, 2 bath CB home. Has
many upgrades, newer A/C, double pane
windows, many extras, +3 acres and beau-
tiful oak trees. Priced (a) $124.900.
WHAT A DEAL for 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath M/H
on more than 10 acres of property just right
for that person looking for a quiet place to
live away from the hustle and bustle of city
life. Come in Today!! $112.000
NEW LISTING!! Double Wide Mobile Home,
lot included, is almost brand new and every-
thing Inside is spotless. Come by and take
a look!! Priced (@ S69.900
Super-Deal for Super Person 3 BR, 2 Bth
home in Beautiful Golfview. Check this out
today!! $52.900
One Acre Highway Frontage property At
Seven Mile Point includes rental from Sign.
$49,000
365 Reasons to Buy This 3 BR, 2 Bath CB
home starting with day One the Savings on
the price, the comfort of living, close to
school for your children. You will be
Amazed. And this Price is Only S45.900
COUNTRY HOME!! Don't let time run out on
this special buy!! $159.900 For this 3 BR, 2
Bath brick home located in the country with
big beautiful oak trees. Call Today!!
SHOWCASE OF VALUE!! Quality's on dis-
play daily in this 3 BR, 3 Bth country home
with large living, dining, kitchen areas,
beautiful brick fireplace, 2 car garage.
Shed/workshop w/apartment, all this and
more sitting on fenced 5 acre tract. Call for
a showing today! Only S199.000


Realtors
NOEY A. FLORES, BROKER
310 Court St. 1
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144 Noy A. Flores
www.floresrealty.net BROKER
863-781-4585

New Listing








WAUCHULA 3BR/1BA CB Home on a corner lot with
central air & heat, stainless appliances, one car garage,
metal roof, laminate and ceramic in common
areas, and large oaks. Price at $69,900

New Listing










WAUCHULA 2BR/1BA Frame Home on corner lot
with central air & heat. Detached garage, Detached shop
with storage. Price to sell at $49,900
WAUCHULA SHORT SALE 2BR/IBA frame home with
central air & heat. Large lot, utility shed and carport.
Offered at $49,900
WE SHARE THE SAME MLS WITH HIGHLANDS COUNTY!
SRemember, Our listings are on the Internet.
Anyone with a computer can access them anytime! I
After Hours .,.


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


Richard Dasher
781-0162


Victor Salazar
245-1054


LETS MAKE A DEAL!! FORGET THE FUNNY
OUTFIT! Just bring yourself to see this 3/2
CB home. Has central H/A, carport, tile floor-
ing, nice front porch with total 1,728 sq ft. to
enjoy. Don't Forget the workshop!! I'm no
model, but you can call me (Victor) for show-
ing.
PEAK OPPORTUNITY!! MOUNTAINTOP
POTENTIAL; FLATLAND LOCATION!! HWY
17 BOWLING GREEN. PRICED @ $39.500
TAKE A HEALTHY LOOK AT COUNTRY LIV-
ING!! Breath the Clean Air on this 5 acres of
paradise property with a 3 BR, 2 bath
D/W/M/H that's secluded and yet just 10
minutes from town. PRICED 0 S89.500
CALL NANCY FOR A PREVIEW!! 11.5 Acre
Country Home with 3 BR, 1 Bath, large LR,
and enclosed back porch, DR, all kitchen
apple. upgraded 2010, large gas fireplace,
one car carport, two outbuildings, fenced
and cross-fenced presently used for cattle,
new yard fence, 200 mg main breaker
upgraded for generator, new septic drain
field. All of this for$ S155.000
Hardee County Board of County
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tract of land for mulit-family SFR homes. The
property is currently zoned Residential-1 (R-
1) and located only 2 miles from Main street.
S75.000.
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with well, security windows and doors,
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ECMHSP Job Announcement
Assistant Cook Seasonal Position (6 to 9 months)
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Assistant Cook for a Migrant Head Start Pro-
gram. Responsible for assisting the Center Cook in preparation of meals and maintenance
of the kitchen. Preferred: Serve Safe Food Managers Certification, High School Diploma
or General Equivalency Diploma (GED). Accepted: Obtainment of GED within two years
and documented years of relevant experience. Obtainment of State and/or Food Handlers'
Certification within one (1) year. Must be 18 years or older. Starting salary $7.66 8.05
per hour. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement plan.
Asistente de cocinero De 6 a 9 meses cada temporada
ECMHSP esta aceptando solicitudes de empleo para el puesto de Asistente de Cocinero
para un program de Migrant Head Start. Sera responsible de ayudar al cocinero del
centro en lapreparaci6n de los alimentos yen el mantenimiento de la cocina. Se prefiere:
Certificacion professional de gerente de alimentos (Serve Safe), diploma de escuela se-
cundaria o diploma general de equivalencia (GED). Se acepta: Que obtenga el GED antes
de cumplir dos (2) anos de empleo y anos de relevant experiencia documentada. Que
obtenga la certificacion professional o estatal de manejo de alimentos antes de cumplir
un (1) ano de empleo. Se require que tenga como minimo 18 anos de edad. El salario
inicial es entire $7.66 8.05 por hora. Se ofrece permiso personal, permiso por er~fer-
medad, y beneficios de retiro con contribucion del empleador.
Closing date: 11-2-12. Send resume/letter of interest or apply at: ECMHSP-
Wauchula. Attention: Leticia Enriquez 604 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave Wauchula,
Florida 33873. lenriquez@ecmhsp.org. Telephone: 863-773-2815
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October 25,2012, The Herald-Advocate 9B


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

COUNTY
Oct. 21, Robert Bivens Jr., 27, of 3317 Hickory St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Sgt. Matt Tinsley on a charge of violation
of probation.
Oct. 21, Pedro Mendez, 32, of 3642 U.S. 17 South, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged with bat-
tery.
Oct. 21, residential burglaries on Snell Street, Park Drive and
SR 62, and a fight on U.S. 17 South were reported.

Oct. 20, Christopher Allen Napier, 22, of 935 Cecil Durrance
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Todd Souther and charged
with contempt of court violation of an injunction for protection.
Oct. 20, Christopher Lee Minton, 20, of 807 SR 64 E., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Polly Bissette and charged with tres-
passing on property not a structure or conveyance, and criminal
mischief damage to property.
Oct. 20, Rosaura Silva, 36, of 1565 Old Bradenton Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Steven Ahrens and charged with
battery.

Oct. 19, criminal mischief on East Main Street and thefts on
Blue Jay Road and King Road were reported.

Oct. 18, Michael John Phillips, 47, of 40 Deer Road, Frost-
proof, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney and charged with two
counts homicide negligent manslaughter, DUI causing death;
DUI with serious bodily injury; and four counts DUI with proper-
ty damage.
Oct. 18, Saintony Virgile, 35, of 218 Riverside Dr., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Bradford Merkel and charged with battery.
Oct. 18, Corey Daniel Crouse, 23, of 1153 Mockingbird Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Daniel Arnold and charged with
two counts larceny petit theft.
Oct. 18, a vehicle stolen on Griffin Road was reported.

Oct. 17, Orlando Maldonado, 22, of 2150 Stansfield Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on an out-of-county war-
rant.
Oct. 17, Cedric Jawann Taylor, 36, of 679 Honeysuckle St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Andrew Rigney on a charge of
violation of probation.
Oct. 17, Tocory Nyron Daniels, 24, of 610 S. Hendry Ave.,
Fort Meade, was arrested by Dep. Daniel Arnold on two counts of
violation of probation.
Oct. 17, a theft on Will Duke Road was reported.

Oct. 16, Domingo Soto Dominguez, 26, of 201 Maple St.,



Jokes & Philosophies

By Truman A. Thomas J/
1098 Memorial Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825 -.
Ph. (863) 453-3589

Last night in complete desperation I placed five Roach Motels
in my kitchen. This morning I rush to check the motels, and they
had caught so many roaches that every one of them had a "No
Vacancy" sign hanging in their window.
...There is no socia-l-ordr in the gra Veyard. For it*is there that a
wealthy businessman may be laid to rest beside a panhandler who
begged his way through life, or prehaps an ordained minister lay
one grave down from a cold-blooded killer, and so on, goes an eter-
nal song. Truly there is no social order in the graveyard.

What is the difference between a pessimist and an optimist?
The difference is that the pessimist has already learned his lesson,
and the optimist has got a "Big One" coming up, followed by a few
aftershocks!

Those poor souls who go through this life with their noses so
high as that of a social order of aristocratic nobility, placing them-
selves above and beyond the disgusting lowlife which surround
them daily, but I would say one day you shall receive your just
reward, at least in part, for in the grave your nose will be stuck up
as well as the lowlife there beside you.
But as a footnote may I add through this life should you have
lowered your nose but a mite, you might have me and one who
could have been a lifelong friend whom you could have been so
proud of.

It is~rue when they say Rome was not built in a day, but may
I remind them it was burned down in one night.


I called my cousin M.L. up in Georgia. We call him M.L. for
Murphy's Law. You know anything that could go wrong, and for
M.L. it usually does go wrong. I called and asked him how his lit-
tle store was coming along. In a whiney voice he said terrible, just
terrible. I said, well. what happened?
He said a guy came in to rob me. and I was so broke I had to
give him an I.O.U. to come back later and get his money.


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Wahneta, was arrested by Dep. Daniel Aguilar on a charge of fail-
ure to appear in court.
Oct. 16, Jesus Gonzales, 20, of 228 S. Bailey Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with battery.
Oct. 16, burglary of a conveyance on Marion Street and a theft
on Redbird Lane were reported.

Oct. 15, Brandy Rebecca Herrin, 31, of 1137 Sparrow Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a pair of out-of-coun-
ty warrants.
Oct. 15, a residential burglary on Hickory Street, and thefts on
two locations on U.S. 17 South, and on Walking Horse Drive,
Stevens Carlton Place, Keene Road and U.S. 17 North were report-
ed.

WAUCHULA
Oct. 20, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North and a theft on
Shady Nook Circle were reported.

Oct. 19, Andy Mendoza, 33, of 157 Sweetwater Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt on an out-of-county
warrant.

Oct. 15, a residential burglary on Green Street was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Oct. 18, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North and a theft on
Maple Avenue were reported.
Oct. 17, Richard Gonzoles, 51, of 4810 Sally Blvd., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with pos-
session of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia.

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Moralez Wins Pioneer Park Run


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee runners took first
places in all divisions on the
home Pioneer Park Run on Oct.
18.
Senior Christian Moralez
won the varsity boys race, while
soph Araceli Zamora led the
Wildcat girls and opponents
through the course. Brother and
sister duo, soph Abner Garcia
and freshman Priscilla Garcia
turned out in front in the JV
races.
Results from Saturday's
Sebring Invitational were not
available at press time. The
only regular-season race is the
St. John Neumann Celtic
Invitational in Naples tomorrow
(Friday).
District competition is next
week at either Sarasota Booker
or Anclote in Holiday. Anclote
will host the Region 3 meet the
next week and the state meet is
Nov. 11 at Apalachee Regional
Park outside Tallahassee.
In the Oct. 18 meet at Pioneer
Park, Moralez avenged the pre-


vious week's Hardee loss to
Lake Placid's Dalton Shelton,
one of the state 's premier run-
ners, who had nipped Wildcat
captain Brandon Beatty who
had turned in the Wildcat's best
run of the season at 17:30.
Against Shelton, on the
Pioneer Park course, Moralez
ran even better, coming home in
17:27. Beatty was third in a rel-
atively slow 18:34. Senior
Ruben Ozune placed fourth at
18:53, with soph Leonel
Rodriguez fifth at 19:19, fresh-
man Marco DeLoera sixth at
20:07 and senior Robert
Navarro at 21:24.
Araceli Ramos won the varsi-
ty girls event with a time of
24:23, with freshman Crystal
Avila third at 26:04. Finishing
seventh, eighth and 12th
respectively were freshman
Maria Munoz, soph Yuribia
Ramos and soph Madeleine
Zamora.
The girls ran season personal-
record best along with nine of
the boys doing, the same, said
Coach Don Trew.


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environmental specialist, I'm part of a team that monitors

These bodies of water to ensure that the water quality
is sustained or even enhanced. Mosaic takes great
care to meet Florida's clean water standards. Because

stewardship is an integral part of what we do.


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
FLORIDA
Case No. 252012CA000351
M & T Bank,
Plaintiff,
Vs.
M9YRA CINTRON AKA MAYRA I
CINTRON, RAUL CINTRON, et al
Defendants.

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: THE BOWLING GREEN
HOMEOWNERS ASSOCI-
ATION, INC.
C/O RUTH G SANFORD
828 E LIME ST. #1
LAKELAND, FL 33801
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that r
action to Foreclosure of MortgagL
on the following described prop-
erty:
LOTS 3 AND 4, BLOCK 32,
ORIGINAL SURVEY OF THE
TOWN OF BOWLING
GREEN, ACCORDING TO
THE PLAT THEREOF AS
RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK
1, PAGE 3-29, OF THE PUB-
UC RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA
AKA 4421 US HWY 17 N,
BOWLING GREEN, FL
33834
Has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
your written defenses, If any, to it,
on Udren Law Offices, P.C.,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose
address is 4651 Sheridan Street
Suite 460, Hollywood, FL 33021
on or before November 23, 2012,
a date which is within thirty (30)
days after the first publication of
this Notice In The Herald
Advocate and file the original with
the Clerk of this Court either
before service on Plaintiff's attor-
ney or Immediately thereafter,
otherwise, a default will be
entered against you for relief
demanded In the Complaint.
You have 30 calendar days after
the first publication of this Notice
to file a written response to the
attached complaint with the clerk
of this court. A phone call will not
protect you. Your written
response, including the case
number given above and the
names of the parties, must be
filed if you want the court to hear
your side of the case. If you do
not file your response on time,
you may lose the case, and your
wages, money, and property may
thereafter be taken without fur-
ther warning from the court.
There are other legal require-
mrnts. You may want to call an
attorney right away. If yourdo not
know an attorney, you may call an
attorney referral service or a legal
aid office (listed in the phone
book).
This notice is provided pursuant
to Administrative Order No. 2.065.
In accordance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act, If you are a
person with a disability who
needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this pro-
ceeding, you are entitled, at no
cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator at (863)534-4686 at
least 7 days before your sched-
uled appearance, or immediately
upon receiving this notification If
the time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing Impaired call 711.
WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 17 day of
October 2012.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
As Clerk of the Court by:
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
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Circle The Date!
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
DEADLINE
IS MONDAY AT 5 PM.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herard-Advocate
It was a one-sided game
when the Hardee JV team went
to Tampa last Thursday night.
The junior *Cats lost 27-0 to
Tampa Jesuit's junior Tigers.
Tonight (Thursday) is the
final JV game of the season, a
rescheduled HOME game
against the Mulberry junior
Panthers. The game was the
first of the year, Aug. 30, but
Mulberry did not have enough
players to field a JV team at that
time.
With last week's loss, the
Hardee JV still has a winning
record, 4-2, losing only to Jesuit
and Frostproof, but claiming
wins over DeSoto, Fort Meade,
Lake Placid and Avon Park with
a rainout of the Oct. 4 game at
home against Sebring.
At Jesuit last week, Hardee
trailed 7-0 after a defensive first
quarter. By halftime, the Tigers
had added another pair of TDS
and an extra point to make it
20-0. The Tigers added one
more tally in the third quarter to
finish with the 27-0 win.
Hardee had some opportuni-
ties, but could not get scoring
momentum. Freshman quarter-
back Trequan Holley was two
of five, with both passes going
to sophomore Tomas Gomez.


On the ground, freshman
Bryce Anderson led the yardage
parade with seven carries for 20
tough yards. Freshman Johnny
Luna had five carries for 32
yards, soph Ryan Ramirez one
carry for seven yards and
Holley three keepers for eight
yards.
Soph Jordan Jones had an
interceptions and a dozen fel-
lows had tackles, including
Andrew Hagans, DeShawndre
McMillian, C.K. Douglas, Mat-
thew Green, Roby Paris, Zack
Coronado, Noah Coronado.
Austin Judah, Omar Alamia,
Arturo Ramirez, Chauncey
Rivers, Anderson, Gomez and
Jones.
Others on the JV roster are
Rigo Rodriguez, Alex Hinjosa,
Tomas Hinojosa, Johnny Sal-
divar, Dalton Bethea, George
Lacke, Dakota Eures, Blake
Crawley, Samuel Negrete, John
Snell, Tyler Bragg, Ty Tram-
mell, Kole Robertson, Jose
Coronado and Kevin White.
Also, Isaiah Capron, Roberto
Torres, Ryan Ham, Alan
Brown, David Ramirez, Agus-
tin Bravo, Andy Manley, Daniel
Permenter; Joshua McClelland
and Al Brown.


Hardeeconomy
By Krystin Robertson
Economic Dejelopment Office


THE IDA
Hardee County citizens recognized the need for an Industrial
Development Authority to foster the economic development of
Hardee County in 1984. Since then, the IDA has been actively
engaging and financially assisting businesses to expand or move to
Hardee County in an effort to diversify and grow the economy.
The Mosaic Agreement is one source of funding the IDA uti-
lizes. Mosaic negotiated this agreement as part of its post-mine
portion of the development order for the South Fort Meade Mine.
The Mosaic funds are distributed through the IDA in the form of
grants for the sole purpose of economic development in Hardee
County, and are not ad-valorem or severance tax dollars. The com-
mon misconception of the IDA is that it utilizes Hardee County tax
dollars, this is not the case.
The nine members who make up the IDA board are appointed
by the Board of County Commissioners and include Chairman Jim
See, Vice Chair Vanessa Hernandez, Mike Prescott, Lory Durrance,
Rick Justice, Russell Melendy, Joe AlbrittonJohn O'Neal and
Donald Samuels. A full interview of each member can be found on
the Hardee business welbsite, www.hardeebusiness.com.
Hernandez is quoted stating, "Our most valuable resource in
Hardee County is people. We have amazing strength and ingenuity
... I don't buy in to any negative mindset about Hardee County or
the people of our community. This is home and it is what we make
of it. So many times, people criticize what they do not know.
Criticism usually comes from a lack of relationship or a lack of
knowledge and is seldom helpful.
"If you see something you don't like, get involved," she con-
tinues. "Get to know the decision makers, identify the opportuni-
ties as well as the threats and then work to change the things that
you can make an impact on. I encourage people to try to make a
difference in the areas that they are passionate."
The IDA board members are passionate about the future of
Hardee County and the development of a strong sustainable econ-
omy. Together we can build an environment of opportunity for
tomorrow's generation!


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Ad-
vocate, the Hardee Count%
Herald and The Herald-Ad-
vocate ...

75 YEARS AGO
The Tamiami Trail Tours Inc.
will have a fleet of de luxe and
ultra-modem buses in operation
between Tallahassee and Tampa
and Tampa and MNliamni via
Perry, Cross City and more.

An unusual freak of nature on
the farm was witnessed this
week when Joe Conerly, of this
city, brought a bottled cucum-
ber into the Advocate office.
The cuke had grown into a
quart bottle, and it measured
seven and one-half inches in
length.

With the approaching of cool
Weather, Florida oranges will
soon be getting their ripening
color. Our citrus growers are
looking forward to a successful
season, and with an eye on the
weather man and an eye on the
market, they are getting pre-
pared for what they hope is a
banner season.

50 YEARS AGO
Claims and counter-claims
are flying hot and heavy be-
tween the mayor of Bowling
Green and a Bowling Green
businessman following a spe-
cial meeting of the City Council
Monday night. P.P. Altman
claims in a signed statement


that A.K. Spieth Jr., mayor of
Boling Green, threw him
down during an argument fol-
lowing the meeting

A petite brunette cheerleader
w ho isn't afraid to bait her own
fish hook has been crowned
Miss Hardee High for 1962.
Miss Bobbie Griffin, a senior at
Hardee High School, won the
coveted trle over eight other
contestants Monday night in the
Wauchula City Hall Additori-
umrn. She is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Theron Griffin of
\Wauchula.

By next year at this time
Main Street in Wauchula should
be a modern looking avenue of
travel, Superintendent George
Burris said this week. During
the coming year, Burris ex-
plained, all power lines and
telephone cables will be put
under ground or transferred to
alleys.

25 YEARS AGO
The Wauchula Police De-
partment impounded four air-
planes Monday night at the
Wauchula Airport, following a
tip from a confidential 'infor-
mant.

"The Bowling Green City
Commission on Oct. 13 voted
to buy a new fire truck. The
new pumper, with a 1,000- gal-
lon tank, will cost $68,981 and
be purchased from FMC in
Tampa.


The nursery), strain of citrus
.canker has been confirmed in a
three-acre block of Lost Ham-
mock Nursery in Orange
County, state and agricultural
officials announced last week.
Citrus Canker Project officials
said the light infestation was
confined to a single block,
which is separated from other
blocks by 125 feet.

10 YEARS AGO
Nancy Perez was crowned
Homecoming Queen during the
half-time show at Friday night's
football game.

A boy who inadvertently
struck a teacher who was trying
to break up a fight and another
who set fire to a classroom clos-
et have been expelled. They are
the first two expulsions of the
2002-03 school year.

The 7-0 Hardee Wildcats
travel to Lake Wales Friday
night with a chance to win our
first district championship since
1995. The Highlanders are a
deceptive 2-5 and average 11.7
points a game while giving up
12.1.


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DeSoto Nips


HJHS Softball


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee took the lead. but just
couldn't hold out.
The Hardee Junior High soft-
ball team added run by run to
increase its lead over the visit-
ing DeSoto squad in the only
game played last week.
The scheduled Thursday
game at Lake Placid did not get
played. Hardee had won an ear-
lier encounter with Lake Placid
13-I. Hardee also won its only
game against Avon Park 20-6
with the second game a rain-


out.
With twin wins over Hill-
Gustat 12-0 and 14-2 and a solo
win over Sebring 20-7. the local
girls are in good shape for the
Heartland Conference, with
only the game today (Thursday)
at home against Sebring left on
the schedule.
However, twin losses to
DeSoto will likely make Hardee
the conference runner-up.
Hardee lost 8-1 at DeSoto, and
came back last week in the 5-3
home loss.


10/25/2012
Sun Data
RiSe 7 33 AM
Set 6 48 PM
Day Length
11 hrs 15 mins
Moon Data
Rise 4 17PM
Set, 3 47 AM
Overhead 1028 PM
UnderfootI 1006 AM
Moon Phase
84%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
10 06AM-12.06 PM
10 28 PM- 1228AM
Minor Times
3.47 AM 4.47 AM
4.17PM-5 17PM
Solunar Rating
Average
Time Zone
UTC -4
10/26/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7 34 AM
Set: 647 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 13 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 4:52 PM
Set: 4:42 AM
Overhead: 1I 1:12 PM
Underfoot: 10:50 AM
Moon Phase
91%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
10:50 AM-12:50 PM
11:12 PM- 1:12 AM
Minor Times
4:42 AM 5:42 AM
4:52 PM 5:52 PM
Sorunar Rating
Good
Time Zone
UTC: -4


10/27/2012
Sun D-ta
Ri-- 7 35 AM
Set 6 446 PM
Day Length
I1 hrs I11 mins
Moon Data
Rise 5 27 PM
Set. 5 36 AM
Overhead -.
Underfoot: 11:34 AM
Moon Phase
96%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
11:34 AM- 1 34 PM
Minor Times
5:36 AM -6:36 AM
5.27PM -6:27PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -4
10/28/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7.35 AM
Set, 6:46 PM
Day Length
I I hrs. I I mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 6-02 PM
Set: 6:29 AM
Overhead: --:--
Underfoot: 12- 19 PM
Moon Phase
99%
Waxing Gibbous
Major Times
12:19 PM 2:19 PM
Minor Times
6:29 AM -7:29 AM
6:02 PM 7:02 PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -4


10/29/2012
Sun Data
Rise 7 36 AM
Set 6 45 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 09 mins.
Moon Data
Rise- 6 40 PM
Set 7 23 AM
Overhead 12 41 AM
Underfoot: 1.04 PM
Moon Phase
100%
FULL MOON
Major Times
12:41 AM -2:41 AM
1:04 PM 3.04PM
Minor Times
7:23 AM -8:23 AM
6:40 PM 7:40 PM
Solunar Rating
Best
Time Zone
UTC: -4
10/30/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7:37 AM
Set: 6 44 PM
Day Length
I11 hrs. 07 mins.
Moon Data
Rise: 7:21 PM
Set: 8: 15 AM
Overhead 1:27 AM
Underfoot: 1:50 PM
Moon Phase
99%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
1:27 AM 3:27 AM
1:50 PM -3:50 PM
Minor Times
8:15 AM 9:15 AM
7:21 PM 8:21 PM
Solunar Rating
Best++++
Time Zone
UTC: -4


10/31/2012
Sun Daita
Rise 7 37 AM
Set 6 43 PM
Day Length
11 hrs. 06 mins-
Moon Data
Rise 8 03 PM
Set. 9.08 AM
Overhead: 2:14 AM
Underfoot. 2.37 PM
Moon Phase
97%
Waning Gibbous
Major Times
2:14AM -4:14 AM
2:37 PM 4:37 PM
Minor Times
9:08 AM -10.08 AM
8:03 PM 9':03 PM
Solunar Rating
Better
Time Zone
UTC: -4
11/1/2012
Sun Data
Rise: 7.38 AM
Set: 6:42 PM
Day Length
1I hrs. 04 rmins.
Moon Data
Rise: 8:49 PM
Set: 9:58 AM
Overhead: 1:01 AM
Underfoot: 3:25 PM
Moon Phase
93%
WaningGibbous
Major Times
3:01 AM- 5:01 AM
3:25 PM 5:25 PM
Minor Times
9:58 AM -10:58 AM
8:49 PM 9:49 PM
Solunar Rating
Good
Time Zone
UTC: -4


HJHS SOFTBALL


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO
The Hardee Junior High softball squad wraps up its season this week. Playing for the junior Lady 'Cats are (first row,
from left) Makayla Benavidez, Destinee Jackson, Nubia Gomez and Hannah Revell; (middle row) Manrs Rodriguez,
Ariana Ramos, Michaela Villarreal, Deborah Figueroa and Samantha Velez; (back) Coach Ryn Heine, Malory Gough,
Alexis McBride, Alayna Carranco, Hope Elliott, Sarah Welch, Shayna Harned, Coach Jake Carlton and Head Coach
Missy Carlton.


The game opened with
DeSoto stranding a pair of run-
ners in the top of the first.
Hardee put a solo score on the
board when Destinee Jackson
walked, stole second and third
and scored on a sacrifice fly by
,,Sarah Welch.
Inning two was similar, with
DeSoto leaving its only base
runner at third when the third
out occurred. With one down,
Hardee's Ariana Ramos drew a
walk, stole second and raced
home on a Jackson double
down the right field line.
Hardee'led 2-0.
It was one up and three down
for DeSoto in the top of the
third. Hardee plated another
run. Shayna Harned singled and
went to second on a passed ball.
She raced home on a Welch
double to left center.
Although Hardee had the 3-0
advantage, the junior Lady
'Cats were unable to get addi-
tional scores, stranding Welch
and Alayna Carranco in the fifth


inning, Nubia Gomez in the
sixth and getting Jackson to
second in the seventh and final
inning.
Meanwhile, DeSoto came
alive, putting its first tally in the
book in the top of the fourth on
a single, fielder's choice and an
error. DeSoto knotted the score
at 3-3 with a pair of runs in the
fifth inning on a pair of doubles
and an error.
The game rocked along at 3-3
until the top of the seventh,
inning. The leadoff batter and
next one up both crossed home
plate on back-to-back singles
before Hardee could halt the
damage. When Hardee couldn't
get runners home in the seventh
inning, DeSoto had pulled out
another victory.-
Other Hardee players con-
tributing were Alexis McBride,
Deborah Figueroa, Hannah
Revell, Hope Elliott, Makayla
Benavidez, Mallory Gough,
Marisa Rodriguez, Michaela
Villarreal and Samantha Velez.


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Thursday, October 25,2012


PAGE ONE


Volleyball In


District Play


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With the season completed
last Thursday, Hardee girls vol-
leyball headed into district play
on Monday.
The girls were in the Class
A, Region 3, District 10 play-
fs on Monday at 7 p.m.
'ainst the host school Au-
rndale. Lake Wales and
keland Teneroc squared off
_,rlier in the evening.
In the last week of play,
Hardee won at home against
Frostproof last Monday, lost at
home to Avon Park on Tuesday
and lost at DeSoto last Thurs-
day to finish up the season.
Tuesday was Senior Night,
honoring Jessica "Bird" Har-
rison, Ana Saldivar, Desiree
Smith and Katie Wheeler. Other
varsity players are juniors
Karlee Henderson, Kendall
Gough and Bailey Carlton.
Sophs are Gemi Saunders,
Emily Albritton and Jakaysha
Lindsey.
Hardee started last week with
a visit from Frostproof, with the
Lady 'Cats prevailing, 25-15,
19-25, 25-16 and 27-25.
In Game 1, Saldivar topped
the line with 13 service points,
including three aces and the
final half dozen points. Gough
added four service points and
Smith and Lindsey each had
three.
For Game 2, Henderson was
tops with four service points,
while Smith had three, and
Saldivar, Wheeler and Gough
with two apiece.
In Game 3, Hardee got back
on track with eight service
points from Saldivar and a half
dozen from Carlton, including
the final four. Lindsey had an
ace among her four service
points.
Gough, Lindsey, Carlton and
Saldivar all served aces among
their points in Game 4. Carlton
got the final three points to seal


the game and match victory.
Hardee opened the Senior
Night activities against Avon
Park with a 25-21 win in Game
1 behind nine service points by
Carlton and another half dozen
by Smith. The excitement wore
off and Hardee loss the next
three games and the match.
In Game 2, Carlton had the
too service with four points. In
Game 3. Wheeler scored a pair
of aces and Smith had one.
Wheeler had the top service
with a half dozen points. In
Game 4, Hardee scoring was
about even, with Gough with
three points and three others
with two points apiece.
There were no score sheets
available from the Thursday
season finale at DeSoto, but
Hardee lost in straight sets 3-0.
JV players are sophs Destiny
Thompson, Allison Smith,
Abigail Vargas, Brooke Dixon,
Georgeann Paris, Hannah
Grisinger, Courtney Richardson
and Caryssa Johnson, joined by
freshmen Senida Garcia,
Brenda Miramontes, Josie
Hancock and Claudia Klein.
The JV girls won at home
against Frostproof 25-16, 25-9
in the best-of-three format.
In Game 1, Richardson had
eight service points, including
an ace and the final six points.
Hancock had an ace among her
nine points. Klein added four
points. In Game 2, it was
Johnson and Richardson with a
pair of aces apiece, while
Garcia had one. Johnson
topped out with 11 service
points.
Against Avon Park, it was the
reverse, with a loss in two
straight, 23-25 and 17-25 for
the Avon Park win.
In Game 1, Garcia, Johnson
and Thompson each scored a
service ace. Johnson was high
with eight service points. In
Game 2, Vargas served a-pair of
aces and Garcia and Thompson


PHOTO BY MARIA TRUJILLO
Four seniors were honored before the varsity match against Avon Park last week. The quartet and their coaches are
(from left) Head Coach Shadow Ward, Ana Saldivar, Jessica Harrison, Katie Wheeler, Desiree Smith and assistant
coach Melanie Henderson.


each had one. Vargas was high
with a half dozen service points.
The JV also lost in straight
sets at DeSoto with score sheets
unavailable.

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; *W6:00 pm.
Downtown Wauchula

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$25.00 Entry Fee. At least two walkers are required beside each float,
Entries must pertain to the holiday and/or theme, "A Festival of Must be 16 years old to operate any motorized vehicle
Trees". No bull whips are permitted.
Because this is an evening parade, LIGHTS ARE REQUIRED on For the safety of children, candy or other items may not be thrown
all floats or pulled units. from any vehicle, but should be handed out by people walking in
No Santas. Only helpers are allowed, the parade.
No walking vendors along parade route. Stationary vendors Please have at least I adult assigned to every 20 children. Children
allowed on 7th Avenue upon approval from the event must be accompanied at all times.
coordinator. Mandatory vendor application available at Field will be available from 9:00 am.- 4:30 p.m. for set up. All
Chamber Office. participants are required to be in position no later than 4:30p.m.
Entries with animals must provide their own clean up during line Immediately following the parade, participants must have a
up and along the parade route. For the safety of the spectators, all representative at the judging stand for award presentations.
animals must be accompanied by a walking chaperone. Registration deadline is Friday, November 16th.
*No alcohol or tobacco are allowed.ri i 1 -1 ii-
S o alcohol or tobacco are allowed. In the event of severe weather, the parade will be rescheduled for
Banner and flash lights are required to precede float. Saturday. December 8th.


Please print. Only completed forms will be accepted. Check all that apply.
Entry Type: = Float = Vehicles = Marching Unit -Other _________

Category: = Commercial = Non Commercial
Accompanied by Music? ___Yes ___No If yes, please specify:____________

Accurate and clear description of entry (To be read by the emcees) ________________


Business or Organization:
Contact Person: PhoneNumber:____________
Address: City & Zip:_________

All entry forms and registration fees must be received by Friday, November 16th to:
P.O. Box 683 Wauchula, Florida 33873
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-Schedule of Weekly Services


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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
TRUE HOLINESS OUTREACH
725 Palmetto St.
375-3304
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... : ......11:00 a.m.
Tues. Night Bible Study ...... 7:30 p.m.
Evening Worship
Ist 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 am.
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 ............................ 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:30 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ......................9:30 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ..............7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer-......7:00 p.m.
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
Dommingos Escuela Dom. ......9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion..........I1:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ........5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico..................6:30 p.m.

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

ST. JOHN A.M.E. CHURCH
513 W. Orange St.
375.2911
Sunday Church School ..........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

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

ONA

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

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

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

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


WAUCHULA

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

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

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

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

CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave.
Sunday Bible Study ..............9:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service......10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........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
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199

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


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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 Minm .. .......7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

COMMUNITY BAPTIST
CHURCH OF WAUCHULA HILLS
(SPANISH)
615 Rainev Blvd.
257-3950
Sunday Bible Study ............10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ....11:00 a.m.
Sunday Exening Serv ice........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..
Manrtes Oracion ......................7:00 p.m.
Jueves Servicio ...................... 7:30 p.m.
Viernes Servicio ....................7:30 p.m.
Domingo Servicio................ 10:30 a.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday ..................................9:00 a.m .
Holy Days ............................................

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


WAUCHULA
HIGHER-GROUND
INTERNATIONAL MINISTRY
1258 W. MAIN STREET
WAUCHULA, FL
Sunday Morning Worship. ..1 1:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.

IGLESIA HISPANA
FUENTE DE V'IDA
501 N. 9' Ave.
Manes ..........................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.
Miercoles............................... 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010

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

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
SPANISH
Sunday Service ....................10:00 a.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD
MINISTRIES
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL
Friday Evening ......................6:00 p.m.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road
773-6622
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Service ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p:m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
MINISTERIO INTERNATIONAL
Cambriadores de Mundo
704 W. Main St. 773-0065
Wednesday Service................7:30 p.m.
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship Service .... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship Service ......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Night Supper ......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities
(All Ages) .......................... 7:00 p.m.
NEW LIFE CHURCH
117 W. Palmetto St.
773-2929
Sunday Service ................. 10:00.a.m.
Sunday Evening Service........6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service................7:00 p.m.
Children Ministries for all services
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave.
767-0023
Morn. Worship
(1st & 3r Sun.) ..................8:00 a.m.
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service ....4:00 p.m.
Allen ChristianEndeavor......4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study........7:00 p.m.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School ......................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ........6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3" Sun.
Communion ....................10:00 a.m.
2" & 4' Sun.
Divine Worship ................10:00 a.m.
Bible Study ........................11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

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

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

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

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

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH


WAUCHULA

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School ............ 9:30 a m.
Mornloming Worship ............. 11:00 a.m.
Tues Prayer Meeing ....... 7:001 p m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ... .. .. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Wor.hip ....... .....11:00 a.m.
EL eniwg 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 \Vor.ship ...:...........I 1:00 a.m .
Evening Wor.hip ... ...............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ..............7:30 p.m.
AtsERNACLc OxF
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 Sidy.
& Child Train ....................7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ............7:00 p.m.
WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training ....7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ......7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship............7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Church.................................. 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 GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship..................7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ..................7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ....................10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church..........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ..................7:00 p.m .
M en's Fri. Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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


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As the leaves turn color and fall to the ground they nourish the
soil as they decay and they protect the tree's dormant roots from
winter's chill. Though the leafless branches may seem sad, we know
it is part of God's plan. We do not question His wisdom since we
know summer will come again.
By the same token, we must have the faith to accept the sad times
that we are helpless to change, realizing that God's plan for our lives
is at work even if we can't see it. Experience has taught us that happy
times will come again. Life will change, but God remains steady.
Praise Him in worship this week.

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ZOLFO SPRINGS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ...........10:00 a.m.
Servicio ................................ 11:00 a.m .
Pioneer Club ..........................6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ............7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda .............6:00 p.m.
Servicio ...................................8:00 p.m .
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ........5:00 p.m.


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October 25, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 3C


This final column by Charley
Reese, who recently retired from
the Orlando Sentinel after a 49-
year career in journalism, was
submitted by Hollis Albritton of
Gardner.
Politicians are the only people
in the world who create prob-
lems and then campaign against
them.
Have you ever wondered, if
both the Democrats and the
Republicans are against deficits,
WHY do we have deficits?
Have you ever wondered, if
all politicians are against infla-
tion and high taxes, WHY do we
have inflation and high taxes?
You and I don't propose a fed-
eral budget. The President does.
You and I don't have the
Constitutional authority to vote
on appropriations. The House of
Representatives does.
You and I don't write the tax
code, Congress does.
You and I don't set fiscal pol-
icy, Congress does.
You and I don't control mone-
tary. policy, the Federal Reserve
Bank does.
One hundred senators, 435
congressmen, one President,
and nine Supreme Court justices
equates to 545 human beings out
of 300 million are directly,
legally, morally, and individual-
ly responsible for the domestic
problems that plague this coun-
try.
I excluded the members of the
Federal Reserve Board because
that problem was created by
Congress. In 1913, Congress
delegated its Constitutional duty
to provide a sound currency to a
federally chartered, but private,


central bank.
I excluded all the special
interests and lobbyists for a
sound reason. They have no
legal authority. They have no
ability to coerce a senator, a
congressman, or a President to
do one cotton-picking thing. I
don't care if they offer a politi-
cian $1Sl million dollars in cash.
The politician has the power to
accept or reject it. No matter
what the lobbyist promises, it is
the legislator's responsibility to
determine how he votes.
Those 545 human beings
spend much of their energy con-
vincing you that what they did is
not their fault. They cooperate in
this common con regardless of
party.
What separates a politician
from a normal human being is
an excessive amount of gall. No
normal human being would
have the gall of a Speaker, who
stood up and criticized the
President for creating deficits.
The President can only propose
a budget. He cannot force the
Congress to accept it.
The Constitution, which is the
supreme law of the land, gives
sole responsibility to the House
of Representatives for originat-
ing and approving appropria-
tions and taxes. Who is the
speaker of the House now? He is
the leader of the majority party.
He and fellow House members,
not the President, can approve
any budget they want. If the
President vetoes it, they can
pass it over his veto if they agree
to.
It seems inconceivable to me
that a nation of 300 million can-


not replace 545 people who
stand convicted by present
facts of incompetence and
irresponsibility. I can't think of
a single domestic problem that
is not traceable directly to those
545 people. When you fully
grasp the plain truth that 545
people exercise the power of
the federal government, then it
must follow that what exists is
what they want to exist.
If the tax code is unfair, it's
because they want it unfair.
If the budget is in the red, it's
because they want it in the red.
If the Army & Marines are in
Iraq and Afghanistan it's
because they want them in Iraq
and Afghanistan.
If they do not receive Social
Security but are on an elite
retirement plan not available to
the people, it's because they
want it that way.
There is no insoluble govern-
ment problems.
Do not let these 545 people
shift the blame to bureaucrats,
whom they hire and whose jobs
they can abolish; to lobbyists,
whose.-gifts and advice they can
reject; to regulators, to whom
they give the power to regulate
and from whom they can take
their power. Above all, do not
let them con you into the belief
that there exists disembodied
mystical forces like "the econo-
my," "inflation," or "politics"
that prevent them from doing
what they take an oath to do.
Those 545 people and they
alone, are responsible.
They and they alone, have the
power.
They and they alone, should


545 Vs. 300,000,000 People


be held accountable by the peo-
ple who are their bosses.
Provided the voters have the
gumption to manage their own
employees.
We should vote all of them
out of office and clean up their
mess!
What you do with this article
now that you have read it ... is
up to you. This might be funn\
if it weren't so true. Be sue to
read all the way to the end:

Tax his land,
Tax his bed,
Tax the table,
At which he's fed.

Tax his tractor,
Tax his mule,
Teach him taxes
Are the rule.

Tax his work,
Tax his pay,
He works for
peanuts anyway!

Tax his cow,
Tax his goat,
Tax his pants,
Tax his coat.

Tax his ties,
Tax his shirt,
Tax his work,
Tax his dirt.

Tax his tobacco,
Tax his drink,
Tax him if he
Tries to think.

Tax his cigars,
Tax his beers,
If he cries
Tax his tears.


Tax his car,
Tax his gas,
Find other ways
To tax him.

Tax all he has
Then let him know
That you won't be done
Till he has no dough.

When he screams and hollers;
Then tax him some more,
Tax him till
He's good and sore.

Then tax his coffin,
Tax his grave,
Tax the sod in
Which he's laid ...

Put these words
Upon his tomb,
'Taxes drove me
to my doom ...'

When he's gone,
Do not relax,
Its time to apply
The inheritance tax.

Accounts Receivable Tax
Building Permit Tax
CDL license Tax
Cigarette Tax
Corporate Income Tax
Dog License Tax
Excise Taxes
Federal Income Tax
Federal Unemployment Tax
(FUTA)
Fishing License Tax 4r
Food License Tax
Fuel Permit Tax
Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75
cents per gallon)
Gross Receipts Tax
Hunting License Tax
Inheritance Tax


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City of Bowling Green
Notice of Public Hearing

The City of Bowling Green will hold a public hearing to consider the following proposed
Ordinance on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6:30p.m.

ORDINANCE 2012-07

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN,
FLORIDA PROVIDING FOR INDEXED INCREASES IN WATER
AND SEWER RATES, FEES AND CHARGES FOR FISCAL YEAR
2012-2013; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The proposed Ordinance will be considered at a public hearing before the City Commission
on Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 6:30p.m., or as soon thereafter as the matters may be
heard. The public hearing will be held at the Bowling Green City Hall, 104 E. Main Street,
Bowling Green, Florida.

The proposed Ordinance and a copy of this notice may be inspected by contacting the
City Clerk at (863)375-2255 during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.
All interested parties may appear at the public hearing and be heard with respect to the
proposed Ordinance. Comments may also be submitted in wdting prior to the hearings to
the City Clerk, Bowling Green City Hall, 104 E. Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida, 33834,
or during the public hearing. Persons with disabilities requiring special accommodations
in order to participate in the public hearings should contact the City Clerk at (863)375-2255
at least 48 hours in advance of the public hearing to request such accommodations.
PURSUANT TO SECTION 286.0105, FLORIDA STATUES, IF ANY PERSON DECIDES TO
APPEAL ANY DECISION MADE BY THE CITY COMMISSION WITH RESPECT TO ANY
MATTER CONSIDERED AT THIS PUBLIC HEARING, SUCH PERSON WILL NEED A
RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS AND FOR SUCH PURPOSE, SUCH PERSON MAY
NEED TO ENSURE THAT A VERBATIM RECORD OF THE PROCEEDINGS IS MADE, IN-
CLUDING THE TESTIMONY AND EVIDENCE UPON WHICH THE APPEAL IS TO BE
BASED.
Pamela S. Northup,
City Clerk

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A The Silent Language at Hardee Senior High
B by Connie Gerstorff, ASL Teacher


A language heard in silence, a
story told by using only your hands,
and every emotion is not simply
heard but seen and felt. One of
the foreign languages offered at
Hardee Senior High is American
Sign Language (ASL) where
students experience this first hand.
Once students enter the 10 Oth grade
they may choose to sign up for ASL.
Beginning on day one of the course
they start learning the basics of the
language. From learning manners,
the composition of a sentence,
signing a song and carrying on a
conversation the students learn it all!
Within each lesson, I try to in-
clude a fun new way for them to
get hands on experience with the
language. When visitors enter the
ASL classroom they may not "hear"
any voices, but there is always
plenty of "talking" going on, as a
new language is best learned through
repeated opportunities to practice.
One way that I love to get stu-
dents involved in a lesson is through
sign language games. With the
games that we play, every student
is able to participate and practice
their understanding of the signs
as well as their ability to sign.


"I love playing the Handshape game
in ASL," junior Hannah Grisinger
said. "It helps me remember the
signs and it lets us compete with
one another and get more involved."
Along with the ASL class, HSH
also offers students the opportunity
to join the Sign Club. The sign club
meets each Friday and provides an
opportunity for present and past
ASL students to get together and
share their love for the language.
Every year, Sign Club hosts a major
production called "All Day Sign."
The highly anticipated event is held
in the high school auditorium with
every seat filled throughout the school
day. This is an opportunity for the
members to show their classmates,
teachers, community and people from
deaf communities their knowledge
of and appreciation for the language.
At "All Day Sign," sign club mem-
bers represent a specific theme by
signing songs that they have worked
all year to learn. The variety of songs
performed range from upbeat and fun
to serious and moving. Not only is this
exciting for those watching but for the
ASL students as well, as all their hard
work and dedication is put on display.
"All Day Sign" is one of my favorite


American Sign Language students Nicole Franks(L) and Hannah Grissing-
er (R) demonstrate their proficiency in the language as they car-
ry on their silent but energized conversation during their ASL class.


things here at HSH," senior Christian
Richardson said. "It gives us a chance
to show what we know about sign and
show others the beauty of the language."
It is not unusual for student interest in
ASL to peak as a result of "All Day
Sign" since for many students the event
is their first real exposure to the language.


This year, Sign club is making additional
efforts to increase awareness about the
club through fundraisers and active.
participation in the community. As
the love for American Sign Language
continues to grow, we hope that support
within the community will as well.


With the implementation of Common Core State Standards, teachers are
tasked with strengthening the written and oral communication skills of stu-
dents. As a result, students are finding that more courses are including as-
signments that require them to speak to an audience. Here, HHS student
Thalia Villa stands before her peers and recites the poem "Menos Tu Vien-
tre" as part of an assignment in her Advance Placement Spanish course.


The district calendar includes teacher in-service days to provide professional de-
velopment opportunities for staff. Pictured here at the October 12th workshop for
Hardee High School, Megan Zahara (L) and Chrystal McDuffie (R) presented infor-
mation on creating a classroom environment that is conducive to student learning.
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Fair Youth Swine Show. The chapter will be exhibiting and selling 1 of the hogs while
4 FFA members will take responsibility for the additional swine. Pictured here (L to
R) with the newarrivals are agriculture students Haley Andrews and Joseph Vickers.


Calendar of Upcoming /

Events


10/26 Varsity Football @ Bradenton Southeast
10/27 ACT Test
Testing begins at 8 am in the -H-S Cafeteria
10/30 Senior Cap & Gown Meeting / Panoramic Picture
During 1 st Period
11/1 Key Club Meeting
11/2 Varsity Football @ Desoto
11/5 Boys & Girls Soccer ( Avon Park -
11/6 Senior Cap & Gown / Invitation Deposits Due
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October 25, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 7C


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION

File No. 252012CP000078


IN RE: ESTATE OF
ARTHUR S. WOMACK,
Deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the
ESTATE OF ARTHUR S. WOM-
ACK, deceased, whose date of
death was September 28, 2012, Is
pending in the Circuit Court for
Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is
P.O. Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873-1749. The names
and addresses of the personal
representative and the personal
representative's attorney are set
forth below.

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

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

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WITHIN THE TIME PERIODS SET
FORTH IN SECTION 733.702 OF
THE FLORIDA PROBATE CODE
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE,
ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice Is October 25, 2012.

Personal Representative:
ARTHUR S. WOMACK, JR.
c/o PO Box 3018
Sarasota, Florida 34230

Attorney for Personal
Representative:
JAMES 0. FERGESON, JR.
Florida Bar No. 171298
FERGESON, SKIPPER, SHAW,
KEYSER, BARON & TIRABASSI,
PA.
1515 Ringling Boulevard, 10th
Floor
PRO Box 3018
Sarasota, Florida 34230-3018
(941) 957-1900
jfergeson@ferg'esonskipper.com
services@fergesonsklpper.com
10:25-11:1c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 252012CA000283

WAUCHULA STATE BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

KRISTA POWELL, ET AL
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTES CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur-
suant to a SUMMARY FINAL
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S
FEES AND COSTS dated
September 24, 2012, in the above
styled cause, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
at the Hardee County Court-
house, on the second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida, 33873, at 11:00 A.M. on
October 31, 2012, the following
described property as set forth in
said SUMMARY FINAL JUDG-
MENT OF FORECLOSURE AND
TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES
AND COSTS, to wit:

Commence at NW corner
of S 1/2 of NW 1/4 of SE
1/4 and run South 210
Feet; thence East 908.69
feet to POB; thence contin-
ue East 204 Feet; thence
North 210 feet; thence
West 204 feet; thence
South 210 to POB, LESS
25 feet off South side for
road, in Section 10,
Township 34 South, Range
25 East, Hardee County,
Florida

TOGETHER WITH a 2005
WAVE Mobile Home bear-
ing Identification Number
17L09103; Title Number:
93826714.

Parcel Id: 10-34-25-0000-
07980-0000

Commonly known as: 707
Hyde Street, Wauchula, FL
33873


Dated this
2012.


28 day of September


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has been filed against you and
you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, to
it, on Marshall C. Watson, P.A.,
Attorney for Plaintiff, whose.
address Is 1800 NW 49TH
STREET, SUITE 120, FT. LAUD-
ERDALE, FL 33309 on or before
November 16, 2012, a date which
is within thirty (30) days after the
first F publication of this Notice in
THE HERALD-ADVOCATE and file
the original with the Clerk of this
Court either before service on
Plaintiff's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will
be entered against you for the
relief demanded in the complaint.

If you are a person with a disabil-
ity who needs assistance in order
to participate in a program or
service for the State Courts
System, you should contact the
Office of the Court Administrator
at (863) 534-4686 (voice), (863)
534-7777 (TDD) or (800) 955-8770
(Florida Relay Service), as much
in advance of your court appear-
ance or visit to the courthouse as
possible. Please be prepared to
explain your functional limitations
and suggest an auxiliary aid or
service that you believe will
enable you to effectively partici-
pate in the court program or serv-
ice.

WITNESS my hand and the seal
of this Court this 15 day of
October, 2012.

B.HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

10:18,25c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO. 25-2012CA-000389

MIDFLORIDA CREDIT UNION
F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FEDERAL
CREDIT UNION,

Plaintiff,

v.

RONALD BROWN A/K/A
RONALD KENT BROWN; ANITA
BROWN A/K/A ANITA CHERYL
BROWN; MIDFLORIDA CREDIT
UNION F/K/A MIDFLORIDA FED-
ERAL CREDIT UNION;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RONALD BROWN A/K/A
RONALD KENT BROWN;
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF ANITA
BROWN A/K/A ANITA CHERYL
BROWN; TENANT #1; TENANT
#2; and ANY AND ALL
UNKNOWN PARTIES CLAIMING
BY, THROUGH, AND UNDER,
AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-
NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO ARE
NOT KNOWN TO BE DEAD OR
ALIVE. WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM
AN INTEREST AS SPOUSES,
HEIRS, DEVISEES, GRANTEES,
OR OTHER CLAIMANTS,


Defendants.


B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT: If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: RONALD BROWN A K A
RONALD KENT BROWN,
UNKNOWN SPOUSE OF
RONALD BROWN A.KA
RONALD KENT BROWN and
ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY,
THROUGH, AND UNDER,


this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court
Administrator, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830,
(863) 534-4686, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
10:18.25c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL DIVISION

CASE NO.: 25-2012-CA-000381

METLIFE HOME LOANS, A DIVI-
SION OF METLIFE BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,

vs.

CHARLES D. ERICKSON A/K/A
CHARLES ERICKSON, et al.,
Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTION

TO: CHARLES D. ERICKSON
A/K/A CHARLES ERICKSON,
Last Known Address: 4789
MURPHY RD, ONA, FL 33865 '
Also Attempted At: 5115
MELDON CIRCLE, SARASO-
TA, FL 34232
Also Attempted At: 5950
MIDNIGHT PASS RD, SARA-
SOTA, FL 34242
Current Residence Unknown

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an
action for Foreclosure of
Mortgage on the following
described property:

THE E 1/2 OF THE NW 1/4
OF THE NW 1/4, OF SEC-
TION 11, TOWNSHIP 36
SOUTH, RANGE 24 EAST,
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORI-
DA


Administrator, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830,
(863) 534-4686, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
10:18,25c


AND AGAINST THE HEREIN-
NAMED DEFENDANTS WHO
ARE NOT KNOWN TO BE
DEAD OR ALIVE, WHETHER
SAID UNKNOWN PARTIES
MAY CLAIM AN INTEREST
AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES, OR
OTHER CLAIMANTS

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an action to foreclose on the
following real property Hardee
County, Florida:

Lots 8 & 9, Block 10, ORIGI-
NAL SURVEY OF BOWLING
GREEN, a subdivision
according to the plat there-
of recorded at Plat Book 1,
Page 3-29, In the Public
Records of Hardee County
(formerly a part of DeSoto
County), Florida.

ADDRESS: 4710 Mason
Dixon Ave, Bowling Green,
FL 33834-7034

has been filed against you In the
Circuit Court of the Tenth Judicial
Circuit, Hardee County, Florida,
and you are required to serve a
copy of your written defenses to
the Complaint, if any, to Gregory
A. Sanoba, Esq., 422 South
Florida Avenue, Lakeland, Florida
33801, on or before November 16,
2012, and file the original with the
Clerk of this Court either before
service on Plaintiff's attorney or
immediately thereafter, otherwise,
a default will be entered against
you for relief demanded in the
Complaint.

DATE: October 15, 2012.

B.HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of the Court

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a disabil-
Ity who needs any accommoda-
tion in order to participate in this
proceeding, you are entitled; at
no cost to you, to the provision of
certain assistance. Please con-
tact the office of the Court
Administrator, 255 N.,Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, FL 33830, (863)
534-4686, at least 7 days before
your scheduled appearance, or
immediately upon receiving this
notification if the time before the
scheduled appearance is less
than 7 days; if you are hear or
voice impaired, call 711.
10:18,25c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 252012CA000169

GRIMSLEY GROVES, INC., a
Florida corporation,
Plaintiff,

vs.

ALAN ANDRESS, INDIVIDUALLY,
AND AS PERSONAL REPRESEN-
TATIVE OF THE ESTATE OF
DONALD D. ANDRESS, ET AL
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTES CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur-
suant to a SUMMARY FINAL
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S
FEES AND COSTS dated
September 24, 2012, in the above
styled cause, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
at the Hardee County Court-
house, on the second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida, 33873, at 11:00 A.M. on
October 31, 2012, the following-
described property as set forth In
said SUMMARY FINAL
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S
FEES AND COSTS, to wit:

The West 1/2 of NE 1/4 of
NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 tying
South of Zolfo Springs-
Avon Park Public Road, all
in Section 24, Township 34
South, Range 25 East,
Hardee County, Florida

Also known as 1530 State
Road 64 E, Zolfo Springs,
FL 33890

Parcel Id #24-34-25-0000-
06540-0000

Dated this 28 day of September
2012.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT: If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court


Dated this
2012.


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

CASE NO.: 252012CP000076


IN RE: ESTATE OF

HARVEY GRANTHAM, also
known as HARVEY JUNIOR
GRANTHAM, deceased.


NOTICE TO CREDITORS
(Summary Administration)

TO ALL PERSONS HAVING
CLAIMS OR DEMANDS AGAINST
THE ABOVE ESTATE:

YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED
that an Order of Summary
Administration has been entered
In the estate of HARVEY
GRANTHAM, also known as HAR-
VEY JUNIOR GRANTHAM,
deceased, FILE NO.
252012CP000076, by the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873-1749;
that the decedent's date of death
was September 12, 2012; the
estate consists of exempt home-
stead property, and that the
names and address of those to
whom it has been assigned by
such order are EVIE MAE
GRANTHAM, 2705 Theater Road,
Bowling Green, FL 33834.

ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All creditors of the estate of the
decedent and persons having
claims or demands against the
estate, other than those for whom
provision for full payment was
made in the Order Summary
Administration must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN
THE PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORI-
DA PROBATE CODE.

ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED
WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.

NOTWITHSTANDING ANY
OTHER APPLICABLE TIME PERI-
OD, ANY CLAIM FILED TWO (2)
YEARS OR MORE AFTER THE
DECEDENT'S DATE OF DEATH IS
BARRED.

The date of the first publication
of this Notice is October 18, 2012.

Person Giving Notice:
EVIE MAE GRANTHAM
2705 Theater Road
Bowling Green, FL 33834

Attorney for Person Giving
'Notice:
John W.H. Burton, of
JOHN W.H. BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873-1729
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Fax: (866) 591-1658
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
10:18.25rn
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN
AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

CASE NO.: 252011 CA000514

WAUCHULA STATE BANK,
Plaintiff,

vs.

JACQUELINE FAULK, ET AL
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF SALE
PURSUANT TO FLORIDA
STATUTES CHAPTER 45

NOTICE IS GIVEN that pur-
suant to a SUMMARY FINAL
JUDGMENT OF FORECLOSURE
AND TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S
FEES AND COSTS dated
September 24, 2012, in the above
styled cause, I will sell to the
highest and best bidder for cash
at the Hardee County Court-
house, on the second floor hall-
way outside of Room 202, 417
West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida, 33873, at 11:00 A.M. on
October 31, 2012, the following-
described property as set forth in
said SUMMARY FINAL JUDG-'
MENT OF FORECLOSURE AND
TAXATION OF ATTORNEY'S FEES
AND COSTS, to wit:

Lot 59, Peace River
Heights, Unit 2, according
to the Plat thereof, as
recorded in Plat Book 3,
Page 48, of the Public
Records of Hardee County,
Florida

Parcel Id: 15-34-25-0836-
00001-0059

Commonly known as: 646
Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, FL 33873


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage
licenses were issued recently
in the office of the county
court:
Mario San Juan Mateo, 28,
Wauchula, and Casimira Her-
nandez Lopez, 38, Wauchula.
David Rodriguez, 21,
Bowling Green, and Michelle
Lynn Rivera, 20, Bowling
Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recent-
ly by the county judge:
State Farm Mutual Auto-
mobile Insurance Co. a/s/o
Mohamed lqbal vs. Hugo Rod-
riguez, judgment with stay of
execution.
Valencia Garden Apartments
vs. Heather Naranjo, judgment
of eviction of tenant.
W. S. Badcock Corp. vs.
Sonia Ramirez, two cases,judg-
ment.
W. S. Badcock Corp vs.
Guadalupe Camarillo, order of
replevin (repossession of prop-
erty).
Country Manor Apartments
vs. Francklyn Romelus and
Mardine Michel, judgment for
tenant removal.
Capital One Bank vs' Kristi
M. Anderson, stipulated agree-
ment approved.
City of Wauchula vs. New
Life Church of Wauchula Inc.
and Kenneth Baker, judgment
for damages.

There was no misdemeanor
criminal court as it was trial
week.
i
CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the
office of the circuit court:
Suncoast National Bank vs.
Jose Ruiz Jr. et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Bank of America vs. Donna
Kuzel, Harry Kuzel Jr. et al,
petition for mortgage foreclo-
sure.
James David Gay and the
state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. Dawn Elizabeth
Pelham, petition for child sup-
port.
Irene Braddock and Jeremy
Wayne Braddock, divorce.
Patricia Hensley and Mit-
chell Kelly Henslev. divorced
Donna lean Iufesne and
Willie Jeffre) DuTresne, d"-
vorce.
Torrie Davis Parker and
DOR vs, Randy Adam Yar-
brough, petition for child sup-
port.
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Robert
Garren et al, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure.
Discover Bank vs. Samantha
A. Bailey, damages contracts
and indebtedness.
Solomon Roberts vs. Florida
Parole Commission, petition to
review inmate situation.
Bank of Florida vs. Percilla
Richard, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the cir-





Administrator, 255 N. Broadway
Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830,
(863) 534-4686, at least 7 days
before your scheduled court
appearance, or immediately upon
receiving this notification if the
time before the scheduled
appearance is less than 7 days; if
you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 711.

ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN THE SURPLUS
FROM THE SALE, IF ANY, OTHER
THAN THE PROPERTY OWNER
AS OF THE DATE OF THE LIS
PENDENS MUST FILE A CLAIM
WITHIN SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER
THE SALE.
10:18,25c


28 day of September


B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES
ACT: If you are a person with a
disability who needs any accom-
modation in order to participate in
this proceeding, you are entitled,
at no cost to you, to the provision
of certain assistance. Please con-
tact the Office of the Court



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I orhouse Report


cuit court were handed down
recently by the circuit court
judge:
Liberty Mutual Insurance
Co. vs. Florida Department of
Transportation and Florida
Department of Transportation
vs. Freedom Pipeline Corp.,
joint voluntary dismissal
Farm Credit of Florida vs.
Everett Shawn Rimes, Alexan-
dria Esterlle Otero Rimes et al,
order.
Heather Elise Lee and Carl
William Lee, divorce.
Geraldine Pollock and DOR
vs. Jessica Prince Valdez, order
on child support contempt.
Wells Fargo Bank vs. Paulin
Ruiz and Maria Ruiz, case dis-
missed.
Jennifer Lee Johnston Klein
and Frederick Johnston, order.
Landon Douglas Cassill vs.
Miranda Nicole Smith, order.
Edna L. Rangel and Michael
E. Rangel, divorce.
Michele Martin vs. Robert G.
Martin, order denying motion
for civil contempt enforcement.
Gloria Jean Hickman vs.
Jerry Dale Litton Jr., dismissal
of temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Angela D. Delaney vs.
Daniel Knarr, injunction for
protection.
Christine Owens vs. Rodney
Smith, injunction for protec-
tion.
Debra Driggers vs. David
Blackney, injunction for protec-
tion.
Clifford Boone vs. Ray
Daniel'Cheraz Jr., dismissal of
temporary injunction for pro-
tection.
Bank of America vs. Fran-
klin Boone, Linda D. Boone et
al, dismissed.
Emily Clements McClelland
and Ira Nain McClelland,
divorce.
Hugh Kunselman et al vs.
Offices of Gov. Rick Scott,
inmate petition dismissed.
Tina Grice vs. Roger
Vickery, contempt order.
Robert V. Anderson vs.
Kenneth Tucker, state Depart-
ment of Corrections, petition
dismissed.
Travis Bryan Revell vs. State
of Florida, inmate petition dis-
missed.

There was no felony crimi-
nal court last week as it was
trial week. The following
cases were settled.
Scott J. McKinley, abuse of
elderly person or disabled adult,
found not guilty.
Jose Jimenez Jr., grand theft,
one year and one day Florida
State Prison, $520 fine and
court costs, $300 public defend-
er fees and $100 cost of prose-
cution placed on lien.

The following real estate
transactions of $10,000 or
more were filed recently in
the office of fhe clerk of court:
Alan Talmadge Hall and
Teresa Jean Hall as trustees to
H. Shawn Pollard, $140,000.
Guadalupe and Sylvia Ann
Belmares to Autumn P. Blum,
$45,000.
James L. Stallings as trustee
to Farr Groves, $517,200.
Robert H. II and Susanna M.
Gibson to Gary E. Collier,
$125,000.
John Edward Douglas to
Patricia C. Grimsley as trustee,
$190,000.
Judith A. Miller to Joseph P.
George and Saji Joseph,
$25,000.
Blanche Petrenko to John
Roy and Virginia Lee Gough,
$130,000.


Don't Be Left Out!
HARDEE LIVING
DEADLINE
IS THURSDAY AT 5 P.M.







8C The Herald-Advocate, October 25, 2012


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well, football fans, the Gators have passed the first test of the
season's second half and proved the Swami wrong. My hunch that
South Carolina would play lights out just didn't happen. The
Gators have to be the best story of 2012 for beating expectations.
After spending many hours on Gator Message Boards this summer,
most Gator Fans were looking for an 8-4 season as a measuring
stick for improvement this season. If beating Georgia and Missouri,
as it is expected now, UF could fine a way to Atlanta to face prob-
ably Alabama for the SEC Title. Looking at the rest of the sched-
ule, a 12-0 season is very likely for the boys from Gainesville.
The BCS Standings have Florida and Alabama at the top.
Could it be an all-SEC Title Game again? Possibly, if both would
finish 12-0 before going to Atlanta. Kansas St. is in the driver's seat
for a 12-0 season in the Big 12. Oregon must get by USC and
Oregon St. Yes, the Beavers. That rivalry is one of my favorites
dating back to the 60s when they would meet on a muddy field in
November. It was always fun to watch that game.
The Bulls of South Florida traveled to Louisville this week.
The. Cardinals continued the sad season for the Bulls. Syracuse
travels to Raymond James to face the Bulls this Saturday Night.
Florida State escaped Miami with a win and this week hosts
the surprising Duke Blue Devils who already have 6 wins and are
bowl eligible!
Notre Dame has to travel to Norman, Ok. to face the Sooners
this week. Is this the week the Irish run to the Title Game nonsense
is finally put to rest?
This week saw the elevation of Colin Klein for the Heisman
take center stage. He had a phenomenal game statistically against
West Virginia. He certainly upstaged Geno Smith who has seen his
stock plummet like 1929 in the past two weeks. Not to be down-
grading the Kansas St. QB, if I had a Heisman Vote he would have
it, but Napoleon Dynamite's Uncle Rico could pass for 400 against
the Mountaineer defense. The defense is so bad the opponents do
not even have to dress out a punter!
Now let's look at this week's Bill 0" Fare ...
1. Florida and Georgia in Jacksonville Baring a Lindsay
Scott type game, the Gators should win this one going away. The
dominant defense and the continually improving offense are too
much for the Dawgs. Florida 38 Georgia 13.
2. Texas Tech at Kansas St. Wildcats have a huge task with
the better than expected Red Raiders coming to town. Klein needs
another big game to keep KSU in the hunt for the National
Championship. Kansas St. 45 Texas Tech 37.
3. Syracuse at USF- Orangemen will use their physical game
to wear out the Bulls to even their record at 4-4. Syracuse 34 USF
23.
4. UCF at Marshall Rakeem Cato has led the nation in
passing all season at Marshall. He has completed 70% of his pass-
es and has 2,651 yards passing with 21 touchdowns. Where is the
"Cato for Heisman" discussion on ESPN? Marshall 42 UCF 30.
5. Kentucky at Missouri Tigers get their first win in the
SEC. Missouri 34 UK 21.
6. Duke at FSU Yes, its only Duke but a good Duke team
in 2012. Bowl Bound as well for the Blue Devils! FSU 45 Duke 21,
7. Notre Dame at Oklahoma Sooners should have no trou-


ble at home. Landry Jones should have a big day passing and the
Sooner defense should shut down the Irish. Lou Holtz will be
beside himself over this one. Oklahoma 31 Notre Dame 13.
8. Texas at Kansas Jayhawks seem to struggle in football
then get even in basketball. They are the Kentucky of the Big 12.
Texas 33 Kansas 17.
9. Colorado at Oregon Buffs get hunted like "Dances -vith
Wolves." Oregon 59 Colorado 10.
10. UMass at Vanderbilt Vandy should go to 4-4 while still
entertaining thoughts of back-to-back bowl games Vanderbilt 24
UMass 12.
11. Mississippi St. at Alabama MSU has done a great job
and would be the champs of most conferences but this is Bamrna and
the SEC. Alabama 34 MSU 24.
12. Texas A&M at Auburn Aggies catch Auburn in a down
year and win their sixth game making them bowl eligible. Texas
A&M 41 Auburn 20.
13. Mississippi at Arkansas Hogs slip by Rebs. Arkansas
38 Ole Miss 35.
14. Tennessee at South Carolina Gamecocks return home
and return to winning ways although the SEC title is gone. South
Carolina 40 Tennessee 27.
15. North Carolina St. at North Carolina good rival game
on Tobacco Road. Wolfpack is slightly better than the Tar Heels.
NCSU 33 UNC 28.
16. Baylor at Iowa St. Cyclones will try to overcome the
passing attack with a strong defense. ISU is always tough at Ames.
Iowa St, 35 Baylor 31.
17.TCU at Oklahoma St. Horned Frogs face a team with
instability at QB. Not that TCU has not had changes as well. OSU
38 TCU 34.
18. Tampa at Minnesota Thursday Night Special! Vikings


are 5-2 and at home. Bucs could be 4-2 if they had some luck.
Minnesota 31 Tampa 27.
19. Jacksonville at Green Bay Jags are not Cheese Heads.
Green Bay 39 Jacksonville 17.
20. Miami at NY Jets Improbable but I'm going with the
Fish. Miami 28 Jets 27.



Hardee Hosts


Youth Playoffs


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A pair of Hardee youth foot-
ball teams will play at home
during the playoffs.
The Hardee County Pop
Warner Football Association
will greet teams from all over
Central Florida Saturday at
Wildcat Stadium.
Hardee was chosen to host
the Don Clark Bowl Game
playoffs, which will include the
Wildcat Mitey Mites and
Wildcat PeeWees.
Local fans are invited to visit
and support the local teams and


their cheerleaders while watch-
ing some really good youth
football.
In action last weekend,
Hardee Pop Warner played at
Lakewood Ranch. Score are not
kept for Flag or Tiny Mite
games.
The Hardee Mitey Mites won
4 t-0 over the East Manatee
-ulldogs. The Junior Peewees
also won 27-0 over the Ruskin
Longhorns, while the Junior
Midgets lost 28-7 to the
Longhorns. Results of the
PeeWee game were unavailable
at press time.


Endorsements:

* Southwest

Florida Police

Benevolent

Association

* West Central

Florida Police

Benevolent

Association

* Sebring

Professional

Firefighters

* Polk County

Professional

Firefighters


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a
PUBLIC HEARINGon
THURSDAY. NOVEMBER 15. 2012
6:05 P.M.
or as soon thereafter
in the County Commissioners' Board Room
Room 102, 1st floor Courthouse Annex
412 West Orange St., Wauchula, FL
to hear the request, to receive a recommendation from the
Planning/Zoning Board, and to receive public input for
Agenda No. 12-23

E.L. Davis, Jr., on behalf of BioNitrogen Corp. by and
through the Authorized Representative requests approval of a
Major Special Exception with Concept Development Plan fora
biomass-fed urea fertilizer manufacturing operation on
40.20+/-acres zoned A-1 (Agriculture) in the Rural Center
Future Land Use District
On or abt E si of CR 663 N,
657+/- ft North of Vandolah Rd
40.20+/-ac 1734240000065900000
All that portion of NE1/4 of S17, T34S, R24E, Hardee County, FL lying
E of r/o/w of Co Rd 663 & N of r/o/w of Vandolah Rd, LESS & except
following described property: Beg at intersection of E/ly r/o/w line of
Ft. Green-Ona Rd NW& N r/o/w line of Vandolah Rd NW thence S
89deg24min17sec E along said N r/o/w line of Vandolah Rd, 25.00 ft
from & parallel w/centerline of grade of said Vandolah Rd NW a dist
of 618.72 ft to a pt on E bdry of NE1/4 of S17, T34S, R24E, Hardee
County, FL thence N along said E bdry a dist of 649.92 ft, thence N
89deg24minl17sec W, parallel w/N r/o/w line of said Vandolah Rd NW
a dist of 721.75 ft to a pt on E.ly r/o/w of said Ft Green-Ona Rd NW,
thence S/ly along said r/o/w line to point of beginning, LESS Beg at
NE corn of immediately preceding desc prop, then run W 50 ft along
N bdry, thence SE/Iy to E bdry of said immediately preceding desc
property, thence run N 50 ft to NE corn of said immediately
preceding desc prop. S17, T34S, R24E
Minor Bryant, Chairman
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing
to make special arrangements should contact the County Manager's
Office at least two (2) working days prior to the BoCC Public
Hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee
County Unified Land Development Code.
Prior to the BoCC Public Hearing, documents relating to the request
are available for public inspection during weekdays between the
hours of 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M. at the Planning and Development
Department, 110 S. 9th Ave., Wauchula, Florida. If you wish to
discuss the request, prior to the public hearing, please call 863 767
1964 to schedule an appointment with Hardee County Planning and
Development Director.

All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering
any decision the Board of County Commissioners shall rely solely
on testimony that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone
wishing to appeal any decision made at the public hearing will need
to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made by a court
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2 The Herald-Advocate, October 25, 2012


Candidatog Filb Financial Diceloquro


Candidates for elected office
in Hardee County are required
by the state Commission on
Ethics to file full and public dis-
closures of their financial inter-
ests.
S Form 6- on file at the local Su-
pervisor of Elections Office,
shows what candidates get their
incomes from, what businesses
they have stakes in and where
their financial ties lie.
The disclosure form also re-
quires candidates to give their
net worth, and to list assets and
liabilities in excess of $1.000.
Net worth is the difference be-
tween all assets owned and all
debts owed, not just those re-
quired to be itemized on the
form.
Candidates may list only thei-
proportionate share of an asset or
liability, if held jointly with a
spouse or if shared with partners.
Income sources, too, must be
reported if the amount received
totaled over $ 1,000 in a year. To
do so, candidates may either fill
out a sworn statement or provide
a copy of their most-recent in-
come tax return. If the tax return
is used, the state requires candi-
dates to provide the full docu-
ment. including all W2s,
schedules and attachments.
-Businesses the candidates own
or maintain a share in also must
be listed.
The state requires the Finan-
cial Disclosure Form in order to
reveal how candidates make
their money and what businesses
they may be a party to and/or
benefit from; it's an ethical pro-
tection to keep elected officials
from using their positions for
personal gain or to reward family
members and friends.
Local candidates varied in
how they tackled the. task.
Half of the forms are hand-
written, the other half typed on a
computer. Some have adden-
dums attached when lines on the
form are insufficient for the
number of items needing to be
listed, while another candidate
stayed within the allotted lines
by using tiny handwriting to
squeeze in a difficult-to-read re-
sponse. Some are extremely de-
tailed, others less so.
Below are the reports.
Figures are rounded to the
nearest dollar. .The values of
household goods and personal
effects. are intentionally omitted
here; but are available6n the
forhs. Finally, errors in a-"andi-
date's math, if any, are not cor-
rected here, but instead are
shown as submitted to the state.

SCHOOLS
SUPERINTENDENT


David Durastanti -
Net Worth: S599399
Assets include stocks and
bonds CVS, Baxter Labs, Ed-
wards. Exxon Mobile, Cardinal
Health. Series E, S90.422: mon-
ey market, savings and checking
accounts First National Bank.
Suncoast Federal Credit Union.
MidFlorida Credit. $116320;
home and land 610 E. Jones St.
in Bowling Green. 50-percent of
50-acre farm 1884 Hwy. 61 in
Shaw, Miss., $205,145; annuities
and life insurance, AIG. Bencor,
ING, Florida Farm Bureau,
$145,012.
Liabilities: None.
Income (Joint Tax Return):
Candidate did not provide all
forms as required; wages,
$85.177; interest Suncoast, Mid-
Florida and First National, $824;
dividends Exxon, Baxter, Cardi-
nal and CVS, $3,779; pensions
and annuities, $21,660; Shaw
Farm. $2,365; Social Security,
$16,380.
Interests: None.

Richard Daggett -
Net Worth: $163,884
Assets include home 272
Georgetown Loop, Wauchula,
$195,000; checking, First Na-
tional Bank, $3,187; checking
and savings, Suncoast Schools
Federal Credit Union, $7,216;
six motor/collectible/recreational
vehicles (candidate listed indi-
vidually) totaling $78,064; 2010
utility trailer, $4,800; cash value,
life insurance, $1,356; Scottrade
IRA account, $12,037; Bencor
deferred retirement account,
$26,258; and stocks, Apple Inc.
$6,030, Firstenergy Corp.
$9,402, Frontier Communica-
tions $1,015, General Electric
$3,956, Hudson City Bancorp
Inc. $7,160, Pimco Total Return
$503, Staples Inc. $3,152, Xerox
Corp. $3,915.
Liabilities include Bank, of
America mortgage, $154,281;
Suncoast Schools home equity,
$39,919; Suncoast Schools
recreational vehicle loan,
$29,007; and state of Florida,
$19,560.
Income (Statement): High-
lands County Coalition for the
Homeless, $28,538; Scottrade
long-term capital gains, $2,086;
Scottrade dividends, $2,933;
Florida Division of Retirement,
$37,404.
Interests: Nne: '
COUNTY
COMMISSION 1
Minor Bryant -
Net Worth: $821,462
Assets include life insurance
cash value, $26,462; farm equip-
ment and-vehicles, $60,000'; 22


acres pasture and house, State
Road 62. Bowling Green,
S500.000; 17-1/2 acres pasture,
Old Bradenton Road. $200,000;
cows and calves. $5.000.
Liabilities: None.
Income (Statement): Social
Security. S21.112: State of
Florida Retirement. $10,585:
Hardee County Commission,
S29.762.
Interests: None.

Colon Lambert -
Net Worth: $333.866
Assets include Wauchula State
Bank checking. $2.500. and
IRA, $14,458: residence,
$250,.000; Sunshine Foliage
World LTD capital, $159,570;
Sunshine Foliage World Inc.
stock, $20,448.
Liabilities include Chase home
mortgage, $138,110.
Income (Statement): Sunshine
FoliageWorld Inc., $59,400; and
Sunshine Foliage World LTD,
$6,055.
Interests: None.

Donny G. Waters -
Net Worth: $117,543
Assets include 5994 Rich Road
house and 22 acres, $99,397;
4502 SR 62, two acres and build-
ing, $39,363; County Road 663
South, .27 acres. $4,749; State
Road 64, Ona, .43 acres, $7,500;
State Road 64, Ona, .24 acres,
$4,205.
Liabilities include Wauchula
State Bank, house and 22 acres,
$14,583; Wauchula State Bank,
two acres and building, $35,252; .
County Road 663 South, .27
acres, $7,836.
Income (Statement): Kings
Fries, 4650 SR 62, $45,000; So-
cial Security, $10.604.
Interests: None.

COUNTY
COMMISSION 3
Rick Knight -
Net Worth: $700,485
Assets include vacant land in
Michigan, $360,000; homestead
property, Wauchula, $210,000;
mobile home, Punta Gorda,
$75,000; farm equipment and
livestock, $45,500; available
cash, $11,235.


Liabilities include MidFlorida
Federal Credit Union. S57.600:
Wauchula State Bank. S9.150;
Chase Card Services. S 1.500.
Income (Statement): Jim See
Realty Inc.. $5,576: Frederick M.
Knight P.A.. S2.320: city of
Wauchula, $2,580: Hardee
County Commission. SI1.384:
livestock sales. $1.900.
Interests: Frederick M. Knight
P.A.

Charles R. "Chuck" Dixon -
Net Worth: S10.400.
Assets include 2005 Sonata.
$7,000: 2005 Town & Country.
$5,000: 1994 F-150. S2.000: In-
dividual Retirement Account,
$20,000.
Liabilities include Department
of Revenue, student loan,
$24A,200.
Income (Statement): State of
Florida, $38,291.
Interests: None.

COUNTY
COMMISSION 5
J. Loran Cogburn -
Net Worth: $593,.640


Assets include home and 10
acres. James Cowart Road,
Wauchula. $400.000: rental
property. 3216 Pelican Harbor.
Punta Gorda. S70.000; one-third
interest 208 acres. 1787 Atkins
Road. Avera. Ga.. $100,000:
stock. Apple $114.292. Priceline
S64251 Kerex Biopharmaceuti-
cals S6.760: Scottrade money
market account, $11.368: Hart-
ford money market account.
$48.000: mortgage 305 Citrus
Highlands Dr.. Bartow. $35,000:
cash. $8.000.
Liabilities include Citibank
home mortgage. $187.465: Citi-
bank home equity. $99,456:
Chase Bank. $11.200; First Na-
tional Bank credit line, $10,500;
First National Bank credit line.
$70.000; SunTrust auto loan,
$4500.
Income (Statement): State of
Florida Retirement. $85,000;
rental income 3216 Sunny Har-
bor, Punta Gorda, $800; mort-
gage income 405 Citrus
Highlands Dr.. Bartow. $4.800.
Interests: CCW Timber Co.
LLC, 1787 Atkins Road, Avera,


Ga.. one-third part owner.
Perry T. Knight -
Net Worth: $235,000.
Assets include machine shop
equipment, $300,000; home fur-
nishings, $20,000; personal vehi-
cles, $15,000.
Liabilities include Wauchula
State Bank, $20.000; American
Home Mortgage, $90,000.
Income (Statement): K-Mac
Machinery, 640 S. Sixth Ave.,
Wauchula. $70,000.
Interests: None.

Mikell "Mike" Thompson -
Net Worth: $854,200
Assets include cash, $11,000;
equity in corporations and part-
nerships, $562,000; retirement
accounts, $56,000; home and 20
acres, $270,000.
Liabilities include Citimort-
gage, $110,000; Bank of Amer-
ica, $38,800.
Income (Statement): Orange
Enterprises Inc.. 2798 Garza
Road, Zolfo Springs, $85,900.
Interests: None.


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Duraqtanti & Dagggtt Qquaro Off


DAVID DURASTANTI
Durastanti. completing his
first term as Schools Super-in-
tendent, opened with compli-
ments for staff. "I am extremely
proud of the hard work and
achievements that our teachers,
parents, students, faculty, staff,
support personnel and adminis-
trators have accomplished. Of


David D. Durastanti
Candidate Profile


Age: 64

Terms in Office: 1

Occupation:
Superintendent of Hardee
District Schools

Education:
Delta State University, Master
of Arts/School Administration
Delta State University, Bachelor
of Science/Elementary Educatior
University of South Florida,
Additional Course Work


Experience:
Florida Association of District School Superintendents,
certified superintendent
Teacher, Bowling Green Elementary
Principal, Wauchula Elementary, 10 years;
North Wauchula Elementary, 11 years;
Bowling Green Elementary, 6 years
Hardee County School District, director
Wauchula Lions Club, member, past president, 38 years
Bowling Green Youth Baseball, president, 18 years
Hardee Memorial Hospital Board of Directors
City of Bowling Green, manager 7 years,
commissioner 22 years
Citrus Grower for 25 years

Platform:
The Hardee County School District's mission statement is: "'Building
learning partnerships with home, school, and community to ensure
personal and academic excellence." This statement is our clear vision
for the success of Hardee schools. My priority goal is to continue
the learning and achievement gains our students have accomplished
in a safe and orderly learning environment. Hardee County schools
beat the state average and now have the highest graduation rate in
the Heartland.

We are working with our churches, civic organizations and business
partners to prepare our students for readiness in life after high school
in an ever-changing society and economy.

I am committed to the classroom: 500 percent increase in vocational
courses, increased technology, 100 percent increase in uniformed
school resource officers, and new textbooks each school year.

God bless our teachers, parents, faculties, support staff, and admin-.
istrators for doing an amazing job serving our students.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Hera!d-Advocate
There are two candidates for
the Superintendent of Schools
on the General Election Ballot.
Republican incumbent David
Durastanti, a career school em-
ployee, is challenged by another
career employee, Democrat
Richard "Dick" Daggett.


course, we could never be suc-
cessful without the support of
our churches, civic organiza-
tions and business partners.
Many thanks to all of them." he
said.
He noted that he also "has an
outstanding relationship with the
School Board. I participated in
all of the Master Board Train-
ings to better serve the students.
I am a fully certified County
School Superinten-dent."
Durastanti said "The kids
should come first. We should
have the highest standards, but
not so rigorous some can't do it
and have to drop out. The
biggest problem in America is
the breakdown of the family.
Parents are working and don't
have the availability to choose
priorities and be examples for
the children. They need to be
able to read with the child and
let the child see them reading."
The superintendent said the
emphasis needs to be on the
classroom. Despite state funding
which is at 2005 levels, the
county is down 29 employees,
most in administration, as there
are 50 more teachers so schools
can meet the classroom size re-
quirements.
He continued, "We want to
provide the best possible educa-
tion for every student." To do
this, Durastanti listed five items
of positive change: a 100 per-
cent increase in uniformed
school resource officers at both
the high school and junior high
school (there are now two at the
high school and one at the junior
high); a 500 percent increase in
career academies going from
just the nursing assistant pro-
gram to add animal biotechonol-
ogy, child development,
construction tech, culinary arts
and information technology: a
40 percent reduction in county
office administrators; increased
technology with 21 new or re-
cently upgraded computer labs
and 34 total computer labs to
serve the students; and the sen-
ior high having its highest grade
ever in 2011."
He added," The state has cut
Sthe General Revenue funding for
Hardee County Schools by
$12,239,878 since 2007-08, but
he remains committed to the
classroom, as seen by flexible
funding to provide more money
for classroom teachers, meeting
classroom size despite 29 fewer
employees, text book spending
of $627,471 this year and an in-
crease in classroom instructional
spending from $4,600 to
$4,800," all since he took office.
Although the union did not


Meet My Tamily

My wife, Debbie works at North Wauchula Elementary School.
We have been happily married for 34 years, moving to Wauchula
just a few months after our wedding. She has been active


for many years promoting our school disi


Lrict.

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Michelle is our oldest, she is married to Chas Crutchfield.
They have two children, Cory and Zack, and two -
grandchildren Tyler and Ashton. Michelle
teaches first grade at Wauchula Elementary.


Brett and Scott.

Brett and his family,
Marian, Benedict, and Matilda live in York, PA. Brett and Marian
" met while attending Georgetown University in Washinton D.C.


Scott and his wife Natalie currently reside in Clovis NM, at
Cannon AFB. Scott is currently on active duty in Afghanistan.
A graduate of the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs he
has attained the rank of Captain, and is a co-pilot of an
AC-130 gunship. He and Natalie have been married for 1 1/2 years.


: 2.


get the raises it sought last year,
there were step raises across the
board as well as bonuses.
One of the upcoming projects
is to renovate the old high
school for more academics. The
five elementary schools are
good at looking at the needs of
each student. It is harder in the
high school, where teachers
have a shorter time with students
and each student has to have so
many core classes.
The schools have beat state av-
erages as follows: eighth graders
by 14 percentage points on the
2012 Algebra 1 EOC (end of
course tests); ninth and 10
graders on the 2012 geometry
EOC; ninth and 10 graders on
the 2012 Algebra I EOC; 10th
graders on the 2012 Biology
EOC: third graders on the 2012
reading and math FCAT (Florida
Comprehensive Assessment
Test); fourth graders on the 2012
math FCAT; and graduation rate.
The achievement extended to
ranking well among Heartland
schools, with: highest Heart-
land scores on the 2012 third
grade reading and fourth grade
math; eighth graders tied with
100 percent on the 2012 Algebra
EOC; ninth graders tied for the
highest percent passing on the
2012 geometry EOC; 10th
graders with the highest percent
passing on the 2012 geometry
EOC; the highest graduation
rate; and earning 11 of 12 spots
advancing from the re-gional to
the state science and engineering
fair.
Durastanti concluded. "God
bless all of our teachers, parents,
students, faculty, staff, support
personnel, administrators,
churches, civic organizations
and business partners.

DICK DAGGETT
Daggett says he is running
"quite simply, because I want to
make our educational system
better for our children. I look at
how our district is ranking in the
state and it is declining. We are
60th in the state. We have done
better in the past and should be
back there. We should place
higher than that."
His career includes a bache-
lor's degree and master's in ed-
ucational leadership and policy
development from the Univer-
sity of South Florida. He spent
17 years in the class room. Atf
the miiddle" school level, he
taught nearly every type of class.
He spent a year at the Pioneer
Career Academy, and seven
years as a district resource
teacher, with seven years as
president of the teach-er/staff


union. He spent five years in ad-
ministration in the transportation
department. In recent months he
has been regional union repre-
sentative to all school unions in
the five-county area, resigning
that position to run for office. He
also has 20 years coaching expe-
rience in swimming. "It helps
you bring together every group
and I feel 1 have been success-
ful," he notes.
He feels the present adminis-
tration tells teachers and staff
what they need to do to make
things better, while he feels it is
better to watch and listen and let
them say. to ask them, "what can
we do to help you?" Dag-gett
says the students aren't getting
what they need to succeed and
"it is our job to help people.
"When I talk to teachers, they
tell me they don't have updated
materials because instructional
spending per student was cut by
22 percent. Although the num-
ber of students has not changed
drastically in the last four years,
district reports show a $5.000
cut for instruction. That decline
in spending mirrors a decline in
student performance, according
to state education figures," he
said.
"We need to listen to teachers,
parents and kids. With coaching
all these years, the kids tell you
a lot. We need to build an in-
structional team, get everyone
involved, listen to the frustra-
tions of teachers, who feel they


Richard "Dick" Daggett

Candidate Profile


Age: 57

Occupation:
Florida Education Association,
unit director required to resign in
order to run for office


Education: '" .
East Aurora High School, I
Regents Diploma _
State University of New York,
Bachelor of Arts/Geography,
Elementary Education
University of South Florida,
Master's Degree/Education, Educational Leadership
and Policy Development
State of Florida Health & Life Insurance License

Experience:
Hardee County Schools, teacher, swim coach,
director, 30 years
Highlands County Coalition for the Homeless,
executive director, 1-, years
Florida Education Association, service unit director, 7 months
Florida Education Association, 25 years,
Executive Council 7 years
Hardee Education Association, 25 years, president 7 years
Heartland Workforce Board, 10 years,
secretary/treasurer 2 years
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
Hardee Swim Association, board member,
past president, 10 years

Platform:

I am committed to improving our district's academic performance
aid being transparent on test scores, academic performance, and fi-
nancial accountability. The current decline in our district's perform-
ance is unacceptable and has not been fully disclosed to ;the public.

Teachers and staff must be provided the materials they need to teach
our children. I will restore instructional funding and make our class-
rooms a priority again.

I believe we can achieve these goals:
Improve our state ranking in academic performance.
Create a Magnet Middle School and offer a choice to parents
and students.
Renovate the historic high school on Florida Avenue and use
this landmark.
Have the Superintendent's Association conduct a
management study.
Work with the sheriff to enhance our School Resource
Officer program.
Bring our schools, community, and businesses together to work
on solving problems.

It's time to invest in our children's future.





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are not being listened to.
"I believe we have compo-
nents of a good school system
and that hasn't changed in the
last 35 years. We have good
teachers, good students and
good staff. When I was with the
Florida Education Association
as union president, we visited
schools all over the state to find
out what made some of them ef-
fective, whether rural or urban. I
was on the road two weekends a
month, and learned a lot about
ways to be effective," he ex-
plained.
"In 2002-03 1 worked with the
state Department of Edu-cation
core group to help failing
schools turn around. 1 believe I
am qualified. I have been on
area committees on finances,
curriculum, technology and with
workforce on what business
needs from the schools in
preparing their students for em-
ployment.
Daggett says the county has
the money to spend in the class-
room, but has held it back.
"There's money left over each
year, general funding money, not
grants.
Like everyone, he acknowl-
edges weaknesses, but feels that
is why it is important to listen to
people and participate in brain-
storming. "I don't always have
the right answer, but 1 know to-
gether we can solve problems
we're facing and ways to im-
prove the way we're going."


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4 The Herald-Advocate, October 25, 2012




Lambert, Wartoi Challongo Bryant


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Hera!d-Advocate
Three men want the County
Commission District I scat avalil-
able on the Nov. 6 ballot
Incumbent Democrat Minor
Bry-ant faces challenges from
Repub-lican Colon Lambert and
No Party Affiliation Donny Wa-
ters.

MINOR BRYANT
Bryant, has served five terms,
in over 20 years, with a four-year
break in the middle. He feels the
experience is his asset. "When I
started on the board, Benny
Albrit-ton, Maurice Henderson
anti Ro-land Skipper got me
started. I wouldn't run while
Sam Rawls was in my district
but when he retired I applied and
was elected.
Bryant feels it is an honor to
serve. He has been active in
state, regional and county gov-
ernment. He has served on the
Central Florida Regional Plan-
ning Council and is now its pres-
ident, "appointed by my peers."
He has also been on the Small
County Coalition and been on
the Board of Directors and exec-
utive committee of the Florida
Association of Counties and
feels their lobbyists do an excel-
lent job speaking up for the small
counties. He served on the 20-20
for the state Department of
Transportation.
"We cannot be isolated. We
need to work with state and re-
gional groups. For instance, the
state SCRAP And SCOP grants
help us get most of our roadwork
done. We need to lobby for these
funds to continue. Networking is
important. It builds important re-
lationships around the state."
Bryant continued. "It takes a
couple of years just to get a han-
dle on all the acronyms used


around the state. It's important
for the board to have someone
who knows the history, where
the county has been and where
it's going.
He feels the hometown
democracy movement is mis-
leading- "It's government by ref-
erendum," he explained. "but
since there is only an election
every two years, any land use.
Special Exception or other deci-
sion would have to wait two
years to be resolved, effectively
stifling any economic, commer-
cial or residential building."
Bryant says he continues to
run because "I have a passion for
making Hardee County' a better
place to live. He has four chil-
dren. nine grandchildren and 39
great-grandchildren, most of
them living in the county. He is
aware of how decisions could
affect them, disagreed recently
with his daughter-in law Lori
on CF mining near the Florida
Institute for Neurologic Rehabil-
itation where she has worked for
years. He also declared a conflict
on the decision on the Natural
Gas Project as it adjoins property
of his daughter and son-in-law,
Ronald and Melanie Henderson.
During his tenure, he has seen
the prison built and become a
good employer, a fertilizer plant,
solar farm and other industries,
and just a little of four-laning
U.S. 17 to complete. "We are in
a better position than many small
counties. We would like to be
able to move the tax millage
down.
"The biggest problem we face
now is negativism, public rela-
tions. People are looking for
what's wrong, not what is good.
I don't think anyone on the com-
mission or staff has an personal
agenda to destroy the county.
We don't agree on everything,


Minor L. Bryant

Candidate Profile

Age: 77

Terms in Office: 5

Occupation:
Retired Citrus Grower/Rancher .,

Education:
Hardee County High School
Tampa Vocational School,
Certified Welder


and will make mistakes no one
is perfect. They all want the
count, to be better, just have
some difference of opinion. We
have a railroad and gas transmis-
sion lines which make an indus-
trial corridor."

COLON LAMBERT
Being the youngest candidate,
Lambert feels his relative youth
will turn out to be an asset.
'I'm the youngest candidate
and that is good in my eyes. I
bring an energetic attitude and an
eagerness to meet the challenges


of the future. Because I've never
been in politics, I don't have a
mind set and can make a deci-
sion based on facts and not any
long-term relationship."
Lambert does most of his retail
plant nursery business to out-of-
county stores and shops. "I think
that's what makes me different
from other candidates. I derive
no in-come from Hardee County
residents and will provide an un-
biased platform to make deci-
sions as a public servant for the
betterment of the community as
a whole.


Age: 43

Occupation:
Business Owner/Manager

Education:
Hardee Senior High School
Polk Community College,
Associate's Degree
Multi-Engine Instrument-Rated
Pilot


Experience:
Co-Owner/Manager, Sunshine
Foliage World. since 1995
Co-Owner/Manager, Dirty Foot Adventures Family ATV Park,
since 2010
Board Member, Wauchula Airport Authority
Hardee County Chamber of Commerce


Platform:
It is time for a new generation of leadership and direction in our com-
munity. Over the past few years, our community has faced challenges
which have derailed the focus of working towards improvements in
the county. I am a pro-growth candidate and believe in the concept
of building upon the resources we have, supporting local businesses
first due to the economic multiplier they provide, and also working
to encourage new business growth for the future of our community.
If elected, I intend to use my background in business leadership and
marketing to collaborate with the current commissioners, community
members and community partners in working to move the county
forward. Stagnation in public office has contributed to the decline
of new, different and progressive ideas. There is a time and a season
for everything, and I believe that now is the time for change.


"People don't like negative
campaigns. That's why.it's really
import to me to be positive. I'll
provide a new and fresh perspec-
tive without any preconceived
ideas of what should happen. I'll
be a fresh set of eyes. not used
to 'the way it's been.' I can look
at things differently than *that's
always been done that way.'"
Lambert continues. "Many of
our citizens have lost confidence
in our government, and some-
times re-structuring is necessary
to build the unity it takes to move
a community forward. Doing the
same thing and expecting differ-
ent results is insanity. We know
what to expect from our current
leadership, so let's remember, if
nothing changes, nothing will
change."


DONNY WATERS
Waters, a businessman in Fort
Green, has a simple platform. "I
love Hardee County and would
like to give Bowling Green and
Fort Green some representation."
Waters said he is for "open,
honest government. There's
some problems that need to be
fixed. There needs to be better
advertising of what's going to be
going on at meetings, so the peo-
ple can have more input on
things.
"There's some big issues com-
ing up. My main deal is giving
Fort Green some representation.
Every-thing they want to do in
the Fort Green area, where re-
claimed land is cheap. Also, I do
reside and work in my district,"
Waters concluded.


Donny G. Waters

Candidate Profile

Age: 66

Occupation:
Owner/Operator, King Fries

Education:
Hardee Senior High School L"',-,

Experience:
Business owner/operator,
15 years
Hardee County farmer, 27 years
U.S. Military, 6 years

Platform:
Faith in county government seems to be at an all-time low. As your
elected official, I will work hard to restore that faith. I will listen to
what you have to say and I will act in a courteous, professional man-
ner. I will promote environmentally safe economic growth while
maintaining and protecting our agricultural lifestyle. I will be a
watchdog of our tax dollars and demand clear accountability. All cit-
izens have a right to know how our money is being spent and voice
our opinions about all issues that affect our way of life. I will work
towards a plan to improve and expand our infrastructure to improve
our way of life. I will work cooperatively with others to promote
clean industry and improve our job market. I promise honest, open,
professional representation for all Hardee County citizens.


Experience:
Nicholson Supply Co., salesman..
assistant manager, 7 years
American Cyanamid Co, industrial mechanic, 5 years
Grower's Supply Co., store manager, 2 years
Sears, salesman, 2 years
Self-employed citrus grower, harvester, rancher, 15 years
County commissioner, 20 years
Florida Association of Counties, Board of Directors, Finance,
Visioning
Rural Caucus,, past chairman
Small County Coalition, founding member. Board of Directors,
Executive Committee
Central Florida Regional Planning Council, vice chair
Florida Regional Councils, president
Florida Heartland Rural Economic Development
Council. past chair

Platform:
I believe 20 years' experience as a commissioner is my greatest asset.
Time brings experience; I am there, prepared and currently on re-
gional and state boards to influence policies made.

Years of government education classes from the University of
Florida and Florida Association of Counties have prepared me to
serve the citizens. I know the problems, State Statutes and where
there's help. These classes are optional for a commissioner, but I
chose to better prepare myself to serve.

Wisdom is the result of experience, education and deliberation with
the citizens and others. I have conducted myself with dignity and ci-
vility to represent Hardee County.

My children and most of my grandchildren live here, so I want
growth, jobs and protection for our rural lifestyle. Hardee County's
greatest asset is the people, past and present, so we need to preserve
our heritages by keeping our children here.


~~~e-Elect __
David DURASTANTI


S,-Superintendent

of Schools
i r. www.DavidForOurKids.com

Continue the Positive Change: y'
500% Increase in Vocational Courses
40%' Reduction in County Office Administrators
Restored Public Trust and Integrity
Established an Open Door Policy Oct. 27 Nov. 3
Implemented stronger discipline and school safety Sat. Sat.
Highest Graduation Rate in the Heartland Early Voting
I AK Fn V RSUPORTANDV IE


Colon L. Lambert
Candidate Profile


NOTICE TO ALL ABSENTEE

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ABSENTEE BALLOTS ARE DUE IN OUR OFFICE NO LATER THAN 7 PM NOVEM-
BER 6, 2012 ELECTION DAY (FOR DOMESTIC MILITARY AND CIVILIAN BALLOTS)

There have been calls to voter's who have received absentee ballots instructing
them that they have to return their ballot immediately.

These calls are misleading and are giving incorrect information.


One such call, the person identified themself as Jeff and told the voter they had
to return their ballot immediately, at the end of the call this person told the voter
to vote (one of the major parties) leaving the voter wondering why the supervisor
of elections would say such a thing. "

After all who else would have known they had received an absentee ballot, not
knowing this is public information used by many political groups and organiza-
tions.

However this voter did something most people tend not to do. This voter came
into the office and asked!

Rest assured that neither I nor my staff will ever advocate for any party, your vote
is yours and yours alone!

If you receive one of these calls and have questions please contact our office with
your concerns, Supervisor of Elections 863-773-6061
311 N. 6th Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873

I also recommend you check your caller ID and record the phone number that the
call came from.


Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections
Hardee County, FL
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October 25,2012, The Herald-Advocate 5


Dixon Oppoqoe Knighf's Election Bid


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's down to two candidates for
the Hardee County Commission
District 3 seat.


Republicans Rick Knight and
Gordon Norris squared off in the
Primary Election. with Knight
taking one of the closest races in
years. 740-731, to earn the right


r -rnj



Charles R. "Chuck" Dixon

Candidate Profile


Age: 54

Occupation:
Treatment Team Leader,
Department of Juvenile Justice

Education:
Mt. Pisgah High School
Tomlinson College,
Associate of Arts
Southeastern University,
Bachelor of Arts
Century 21 Accounting
Certification
State-Certified Public Manager


Experience:
Soldier of the Quarter
Florida Gang Investigator
Human Services, 35 years
Hardee County Youth Coalition
STri-County Family Service Planning Team
Tri-County Case Review Committee
STri-County Multiple Handicapped Assessment Team
U.S. Army, 4 years

Platform:
Since Hurricane Charley cleansed our neighborhoods, we all worked,
worshiped, planned and played as one. There were not any class di-
visions. As our forefathers were promoted to their rewards, we grew
further apart than we were as young siblings and friends. Why,
human nature or greed?

Our goal to continue to be the friendliest county in Florida can be
easily maintained. As we continue to be friendly to everyone by
waving to and smiling at each other, others will join us. It is conta-
gious.

i will reduce the state's budget by accepting the position of Hardee
County commissioner and resigning as a treatment team leader. My
guarantee is should you call with a situation, I or the department di-
rector will call you within 24 hours and inform you of the resolution.
Our commissioners should work with the residents to improve our
community, and not limit them to three minutes.


to advance to the General Elec-
tion against No-Party Affiliation
candidate Charles R. "Chuck"
Dixon.

RICK KNIGHT
Officially Frederick "Rick"
Knight on the ballot, Knight was
appointed by Gov. Rick Scott in
November 2011 to complete the
term of Terry Atchley, who had
resigned to become Wauchula
City Manager.
Asked about his year's experi-
ence on the commission. Kriight
said, "I1 always knew it was
going to be tough, and it is.
There are no easy answers.
Everything is complicated. It re-
quires a lot of time and thought,
much more than just going to
two meetings. I've had more call
from constituents on roads. It's
the biggest thing people talk
about. Basically,:they want you
to do something. he com-
mented.
Knight said the news for 2013
looks better. "I think we're mak-
ing some progress. The state in-
dicators are good, they're now
not planning on cutting Hardee
funding so much in 2013. People
don't realize that information
comes in from all over and you
have to study it to see what per-
tains to Hardee."
He continued, "It's a big job,
you can't please everyone. You
try to do what's right, but we
don't all agree, that's the Ameri-
can way. It's not boringg"
His goals for the county
haven't changed. "I want to
bring as much good, clean indus-
try to Hardee County as possible,
keep taxes as low as possible,
and still provide services the
constituents feel they need. Peo-
ple are like infants, the more you
give them, the more they want.
It's a never-ending cycle. There's
a difference in needs and wants."
Knight said he wants to con-
tinue on the commission because
"there's a lot of work to do yet.
Some things are on the edge of
happening, as far as bringing
jobs. The IDA/EDA are doing a
good job overall. They make
mistakes, sure, and will more.
Butthey're attaining their goals,'
heading in the right direction.
"I can't say enough about the
people who serve, spend a lot of
time and geLJjA.L thairiks, for it
There s a lot of negati,-nTm out-
there," Knight said. Iwb" '
He wouldd like to see the zon-
ino rules match ith hat is in
the Land Development Regula-
tions "rather than decide each on
a piece-meal basis People ap-
proved ihe Land Development
Regulations and Comprehensive
plan back in the 90., Zoning
should makh %hat the. saN so It
isn't politicized each time some-
thing happens.


"I've been a realtor since
1999. There's nothing shovel-
ready because the zoning doesn't
match what the person's property
does. It has to go to a long.
drawn-out process to do what
they want to do. The land use is
there, but the zoning is not. It's
not fair to the constituents of
Hardee County and it holds us
back from economic develop-
ment concluded Knight.

CHUCK DIXON
Dixon said he wants to serve
the people of Hardee County by
"asking them what they want and
giving it to them."
He added, "My goal is 100
percent customer satisfaction."
He explained that he asks God
what he needs, "but everything
doesn't come down to money.
For instance, after the 2004 hur-
ricanes, people donated. If a per-
son had and saw someone else's
need, they worked together."
Dixon said he did a verbal, an
informal survey of the people of
Hardee County." The number
one priority is safety, especially
safer schools; there are gang-
bangers running the bathrooms:
there are gangbangers on the
streets, and stopping other kids at
bus stops and crosswalks. Peo-
ple need safer jobs."
He said economic develop-
ment begins personally first. "IL
starts at home, being a good
mom and dad, not one wasting
money while the kids aren't eat-
ing right and are neglected. You
need to educate folks. There
should be parenting classes re-
quired, not elective courses. Lots
of parents don't know how to
help their kids."
Dixon continued, "Then, how
qualified is that graduate for life,
what skills and academic
prowess have they been given
while in our care (schools). An
individual won't behave unless
he knows how to behave." He
added, "I thank CF Industries for
the $10 million foreducation and
recreation."
Asked for his 'goals as a com-
missioner, Dixon said, "You
need to find out what the com-
munity sees as its needs. You
need to ask them what they .want


improved. In an informal survey,
they told me safety and jobs as
the most frequent response. One
person was upset because a per-
son parked in a handicapped
spot. Someone in that family had
a handicap and sticker but a
young person was using it. They
need to ticket for misuse of hand-
icapped parking," he com-
mented.
"Most decisions are common-
sense, but common sense is not
common anymore," said Dixon.


"I'm going to issue a guarantee,
not a promise, when you contact
me with a problem, I guarantee
I'll contact you back within 24
hours to let you know where we
are in resolving the issue and
who you need to contact to keep
after it," he concluded, noting
that he was "saving taxpayers
$8,000 by becoming a commis-
sioner and resigning from my job
- plus they'll have to hire some-
one to take my place. That's
good budgeting,"


COUN COMMISSIONER



Frederick M. "Rick" Knight
Candidate Profile

Age: 66

Terms in Office: Appointed to
Vacancy, November 2011 .

Occupation: Real Estate .
Broker/Associate, Hardee
County Commissioner

Education:
Clinton High School I
State-Licensed Real Estate
Salesman
State-Licensed Real Estate
Broker
State-License, Life and Health Insurance

Experience:
Realtor, self-employed, since 1979
Broker/Associate, since early 1980s
Masonic Lodge
Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
Lions Club
Main Street Wauchula Inc.
SBoard of Realtors
State Board of Realtors
Member, Economic Development Council
State CHIPPA Board
Fire Assessment Board

Platform:
My platform is to promote economic development, protect property
rights, enhance the'quality of life for residents and visitors, protect
the natural environment, promote agriculture, protect water quality
and quantity, keep government small, eliminate any unneeded rules
and regulations, and promote making this county more shovel ready.







6 The Herald-Advocate, October 25,2012


A


OFFICIAL GENERAL ELECTION BALLOT
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
BOLETA OFFICIAL ELECTION GENERAL
EL CONDADO HARDEE, LA FLORIDA
NOVIEMBRE 6, 2012

PRESIDENT
AND VICE PRESIDENT
(Vote for One)
EL PRESIDENT Y EL VICE PRESIDENT
(Votarpor Uno)

0 Mitt Romney REP
Paul Ryan
S Barack Obarna DEM
Joe Biden
CD Thomas Robert Stevens OBJ
AJden Link
0 Gary Johnson LBT
James P. Gray
C Virgil H. Goode, Jr. CPF
James N. Clymer
Q Jill Stein GRE
Chen Honkala
C Andre Bamrnett REF
Kenneth Cross
C Stewart Alexander SOC
AJex Mendoza
C Peta Lindsay PSL
Yari Osorio
0 Roseanne Barr PFP
Cindy Sheehan
C) Tom Hoefling AlP
Jonathan D. Ellis
C) Ross C. "Rocky" Anderson JPF
Luis J. Rodriguez
CD
Write-in
U.S. SENATOR
(Vote for One)
U.S. SENADOR
(Vota para Uno)


CD Connie Madc
CD Bill Nelson
CD Bill Gaytor
CD Chris Borgia
Q Write-In


REP
DEM
NPA
NPA


U.S. REPRESENTATIVE DISTRICT 17
(Vote for One)
U.S. EL DISTRITO REPRESENTATIVE 17
(Votar por Uno)
C) Tom Rooney REP
CD William Bronson DEM
C) Write-In
STATE SENATOR DISTRICT 26
(Vote for One)
EXPRESE A SENADOR DISTRITO 26
(Vota para Uno)
C)Bill Galvano ; REP
C Paula House DEM
SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS
(Vote for One)
SUPERVISADO DE ESCUELAS
(Votar por Uno)
C David Durastanti REP
CD Richard "Dick" Daggett DEM
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1
(Vote for One)
COMISIONADO DEL CONDADO DISTRITO I1
(Votar por Uno)
SColon L. Lambert REP
C Minor L. Bryant DEM
C Donny G. Waters NPA

COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3
(Vote for One)
COMISIONADO DEL CONDADO DISTRITO 3
(Voter por Uno)
CD Frederick (Rick) Knight REP
CD Charles R. Dixon NPA
COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5
(Vote for One)
COMISIONADO DEL CONDADO DISTRITO 5
(Votar por Uno)
C Mikell Stuart (Mike) Thompson REP
CD Perry Knight DEM
0 J. Loran Cogbum NPA


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TAKEN TO THE POLLS FOR
REFERENCE.

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reflects the races or issues for which you are
eligible to cast your vote (as of book closing
October 9, 2012). Please remember to take
your photo and signature Identification with
you to the Polls, if you do not have your photo
signature ID you may vote a provisional ballot


On November 6th, you will have the
opportunity to "Make Freedom Count" by
exercising your "right to vote" in the Primary
Election. As we all know, "every" vote counts.

Please note your assigned precinct number
on your voter information card. The races are
listed in order by federal, state, county and
local offices.

Please call our offices at (863) 773-6061, if
you have any questions.


JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
JUEZ DE LA CORTE SUPREME
Shall Justice R. Fred Lewis, of the SUPREME
COURT be retained in office7
LDeberia el Juez R. Fred Lewis de la CORTE
SUPREMA ser retenido en oficinal
SYes/Si
SNo No

JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
JUEZ DE LA CORTE SUPREME
Shall Supreme Court Justice Barbara J. Pariente
of the SUPREME COURT be retained in office?
Se retendran la Justicia de Consejo Supremo
Barbara J. Pariente del SUPREME COURT en la
oficna?
SYes / Si
S No / No
JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT
JUEZ DE LA CORTE SUPREME
Shall Supreme Court Justice Peggy A Quince of
the SUPREME COURT be retained in office?
LSe retendran la Justicia de Consejo Supremo
Peggy A Quince del SUPREME COURT en la
oficina?
)Yes / Si
)No/No

2nd DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
2nd DISTRITO DE LA CORTE DE APELACION
Shall Judge Anthony K. Black of the 2nd
DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL be retained in
office?
LDeberia el Juez Anthony K. Black de el
DISTRITO 2 DE LA CORTE
DE APELACION ser retenido en oficina?
Yes/Si
No/No


2nd DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
2nd DISTRITO DE LA CORTE DE
APELACION
Shall Judge Darryl C. Casanueva of the 2nd
DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL be retained in
office?
LDebenria el Juez Darryl C. Casanueva de el
DISTRITO 2 DE LA CORTE
DE APELACION ser retenido en oficina'?
SYes / Si
0No / No
2nd DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
2nd DISTRITO DE LA CORTE DE
APELACION
Shall Judge Charles A. Davis Jr. of the 2nd
DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL be retained in
office?
LDeberia el Juez Charles A. Davis Jr. de el
DISTRITO 2 DE LA CORTE
DE APELACION ser retenido en ofidna?
C Yes / Si
C No/No
2nd DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL
2nd DISTRITO DE LA CORTE DE
APELACION
Shall Judge Edward C. LaRose of the 2nd
DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL be retained in
office?
LDeberta el Juez Edward C. LaRose de el
DISTRITO 2 DE LA CORTE
DE APELACION ser retenido en oficina?
Q YES
()NO

Circuit Judge Circuit 10 Group 7
(Vote for One)
Juez de Circuto 10 grupo 7
(Votar por Uno)
CD William "Bill" Sites
C Christine Trakas Thomhill


NO. 1
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28
Health Care Services (Vote Yes or No)
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to prohibit laws or rules from compelling
any person or employer to purchase, obtain, or otherwise provide for health care coverage;
permit a person or an employer to purchase lawful health care services directly from a
health care provider; permit a health care provider to accept direct payment from a person
or an employer for lawful health care services; exempt persons, employers, and health care
providers from penalties and taxes for paying directly or accepting direct payment for lawful
health care services; and prohibit laws or rules from abolishing the private market for health
care coverage of any lawful health care service. Specifies that the amendment does nc,
affect which health care services a health care provider is required to perform or provide;
affect which health care services are permitted by law; prohibit care provided pursuant to
general law relating to workers' compensation; affect laws or rules in effect as of March 1,
2010; affect the terms or conditions of any health care system to the extent that those terms
and conditions do not have the effect of punishing a person or an employer for paying
directly for lawful health care services or a health care provider for accepting direct payment
from a person or an employer for lawful health care services; or affect any general law
passed by two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature, passed after
the effective date of the amendment, provided such law states with specificity the public
necessity justifying the exceptions from the provisions of the amendment. T, amendment
expressly provides that it may not be construed to prohibit negotiated provisions in
insurance contracts, network agreements, or other provider agreements contractually
limiting copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, or other patient charges.
Vote YES at the BOTTOM of this race!
Vote NO at the BOTTOM of this race!
No. 1
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO I, SECCI6N 28
(Votar Si o No)
Servicios De Atenci6n Medica
Propuesta de enmienda a la Constituci6n Estatal para prohibir que eyes o normas obliguen
a cualquier persona o empleador a contratar, obtener o establecer de cualquier otra
manera una cobertura medica; permitir que personas o empleadores contraten servicios
licitos de atencion medica directamente a traves de un proveedor de servicios de salud,
permitir que el proveedor de servicios de salud acepte el pago director de cualquier persona
o empleador por la provision de servicios licitos de atenci6n medica, eximir a personas,
empleadores y proveedores de servicios de salud de las sanciones e impuestos
establecidos por pagar directamente o aceptar el pago director por la provision licitos de
servicios de atenci6n medical y prohibir que las eyes o reglas prohiban la provision de
coberturas medicas en cuanto a cualquier servicio licito de atenci6n medical en el mercado
privado. Especifica que la enmienda no afecta los servicios de atenci6n medical cuya
realizacion o provision se exige a los proveedores, no afecta los servicios de atenci6n
medical permitidos por ley, no prohibe la atenci6n provista de acuerdo con la legislation
general en relaci6n con la indemnizaci6n por accidents de trabajo no afecta las eyes ni
las reglas en vigor al 1 de marzo de 2010, no afecta los terminos ni las condiciones de
ningun sistema sanitario que no tengan como efecto sancionar a personas o empleadores
por pagar directamente servicios licitos de atenci6n medica ni a los proveedores de
servicios de salud por aceptar pagos director de personas o empleadores por la prestaci6n
de servicios licitos de atenci6n medica ni afecta la ley general aprobada por el voto de dos
tercios de los miembros de cada c.mara de la Legislatura, aprobada tras la fecha de
entrada en vigor de la enmienda, siempre que dicha ley manifested especificamente la
necesidad pOblica que justifica las excepciones a las disposiciones de la enmienda. La
enmienda estipula expresamente que no debera interpretarse que prohibe la inclusi6n de
clausulas negociadas en los contratos de seguro, contratos de red u otros acuerdos de
proveedores que limiten contractualmente los copagis, coseguros, deductibles u otros
costs para el paciente.
Votar Sl en la parte inferior de su vocation
Votar NO en la parte inferior de su vocation
CD Yes / Si
CD No / No


LA BOLETA DE MUESTRA PUEDE
LLEVARSE AL CENTRO DE VOTACION
PARA UTILIZARLA DE REFERENCIA.

Esta es su boleta de muestra en que constant
las contiendas y propuestas por las cuales
usted puede votar, siempre que se haya
inscrito antes del El 09 de octubre de 2012
fecha de cierre de los libros de inscripci6n. Le
rogamos que no se olvide de Ilevar
Sidentificaci6n fotogrifica al centro de
votaci6n.

El 6, de noviembre 2012 al ejercer su derecho
al voto en la election primaria, usted tendra
la oportunidad de hacer que la libertad
cuente ya que, como todos sabemos, todo
voto cuenta.

Por favor, busque en su tarjeta de informacion
electoral el numero del recinto que se le ha
asignado. Las contiendas estan enumeradas
segun el orden de los cargos federales,
estatales, condales y locales.

Sirvase Ilamar a nuestras oficinas por el
(863)773-6061 si desea hacer alguna pregunta


NO.2
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Vote Yes or No)
Veterans Disabled Due to Combat Injury;
Homestead Property Tax Discount
Proposing an amendment to Section 6 of Article VII
and the creation of Section 32 of Article XII of the
State Constitution to expand the availability of the
property discount on the homesteads of veterans
who became disabled as the result of a combat
injury to include those who were not Flonda
residents when they entered the military and
schedule the amendment to take effect January 1,
2013.
Vote YES at the BOTTOM of this race
Vote NO at the BOTTOM of this racel


N
ENMIENDA CC
ARTICULO VII, SECC16N

(Vetar'
Veteranos Discapacltado
Descuento En El Impuest
Propone una enmienda a la
creaoon de la Secoon 32 en
Estatal para extender la disg
las propiedades a aquellas cc
de veterans que que(
consecuencia de lesiones de
los veterans que no residi;
ingresar al e)ercAto y program
enmienda el 1 de enero de 20'
Votar Sl en la parts inferior c
Votar NO en la part inferior
( )Yes/Si


C) No/No
NO.4
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 4,6 ARTICLE XII, SECTIONS 27,32,33
(Vote Yes or No)
Property Tax Limitations; Property Value Decline; Reduction for Nonhomestead Assessment Incro
(1) This would amend Florida Constitution Article VII, Section 4 (Taxation, assessments) and Section 6
amend Article XII, Section 27, and add Sections 32 and 33, relating to the Schedule for the amendments.
(2) In certain circumstances, the law requires the assessed value of homestead and spci5ed nonhormnes
value of the property decreases. Therefore, this amendment provides that the Legislature miy, by general law, prc
and specified nonhomestead property may not increase if the just value of that property is less than the just value r
1, subject to any adjustment in the assessed value due to changes, additions, reductions, or improvements to such r
for by general law. This amendment takes effect upon approval by the voters If approved at a special election h
preference pnmary, it shall operate retroactively to January 1,2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, sha
(3) This amendment reduces from 10 percent to 5 percent the limitation on annual changes in assessme
amendment takes effect upon approval of the voters. If approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012
operate retroactively to January 1,2012, or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1, 2013.
(4) This amendment also authorizes general law to provide, subject to conditions specified in such law,
every person who establishes the right to receive the homestead exemption provided in the Florida Constitu
homestead property and who has not owned property in the previous 3 calendar years to which the Flonda home.
homestead exemption shall apply to all levies except school district levies. The additional exemption is an amount,
property's just value on January 1 of the year the homestead is established. The additional homestead exemption r
median just value of all homestead property within the county where the property at issue is located for the calendx
of the year the homestead is established. The additional exemption shall apply for the shorter of 5 years or the ye;
the additional exemption shall be reduced in each subsequent year by an amount equal to 20 percent of the amour
the year the homestead was established or by an amount equal to the difference between the just value of the
property determined under Article VII, Section 4(d), whichever is greater. Not more than one such exemption sh-
one time. The additional exemption applies to property purchased on or after January 1, 2011, if approved by the
date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, or to property purchased on or after January 1, 2012, if appp
election. The additional exemption is not available in the sixth and subsequent years after it is first received. The an
by the voters. If.approved at a special election held on the date of the 2012 presidential preference primary, it shall
or, if approved at the 2012 general election, takes effect January 1,2013.
(5) This amendment also delays until 2023, the repeal, currently scheduled to take effect in 2019, of cor.
which limit annual assessment increases for specified nonhomestead real property. This amendment delays until
proposing the abrogation of such repeal to the voters.
Vote YES at the BOTTOM of this race!
Vote NO at the BOTOM of this race! 4
ENMIENDA CONSTITUCIONAL
ARTiCULO VII, SECCIONES 4,6
ARTICULO Xil, SECCIONES 27,32,33
(Votar Sio No)
Limitaciones Al Impuesto InMobiliario; Reducci6n Del Valor De Las Propiedades; Reduccion Para
Propiedades Que No Sean Bienes De Familia; Postergacion De Revocaciones Programadas
(1) Esta propuesta enmendaria la Seccion 4 (Impuestos; tasaciones) y la Seccdn 6 (Exenciones a I
Constituci6n de Florida. Tambi6n enmendaria la Secci6n 27 y agregaria las Secciones 32 y 33 al Articulo Xl
enmiendas.
(2) En determlnadas circunstancias, la ley exige qile'el valor de tasacon del bien de familiar y de las
familiar aumente ante la disminuci6n del just valor de la propiedad. Por lo tanto, esta enmienda establece qu
disponer que la tasacid6n de bienes de familiar y de propiedades no constituidas en tales no aumente si el just yak
valor de la propiedad correspondiente al 1 de enero anterior, sujeto a cualquier ajuste en el valor tasado debido
mejoras a dicha propiedad que se tasen segun lo establedido por la ley general Esta enmienda entrara en vi
votantes. En caso de aprobarse en una elecci6on especial celebrada en la misma fecha que la eleco6n p
implementara en forma retroactiva al 1 de enero de 2012 o, de aprobarse en la elecci6n general de 2012, entrara 0'
(3) Esta enmienda reduce del 10 al 5 por ciento la limitaci6n sobre los cambios anuales en las tasadorn
de familiar. Esta enmienda entrara en vigor tras la aprobaci6n por parte de los votantes. En caso de aprobarse e
misma fecha que la elecci6n primaria de preferencia presidericial, se implementara en forma retroactive al 1 c
election general de 2012, entrara en vigor el 1 de enero de 2013.
(4) Esta enmienda tambien autoriza que la ley general disponga, sujeto a las condiciones que dicha ley
bienes de familiar para todas las personas que demuestren su derecho a redcibir la exenci6n establecida en la Con
afo posterior a la compra del bien de familiar sin antecedentes de posesi6n de un inmueble dentro de los 3 aios
haya aplicado la exenci6n a bienes de familiar en Florida. La exenci6n adicional a bienes de familiar se aplicari
correspondientes a los distritos escolares. La exenci6n adidconal es un monto equivalent al 50 por ciento del just
de familiar al 1 de enero del afo de su constitucion comotal. La exenci6n adicional a bienes de familia no podra ey
del just valor de todos los bienes de familiar que se encuentren en el condado en el que est6 ubicada la propied
inmediatamente anterior al 1 de enero del afio de la constituci6n del inmueble en bien de familiar. La exenckn adp
fuera mas breve entire 5 afios o el.afio de venta de la propiedad. El monto de la exenci6n adicional se reducr ci
monto equivalent al 20 por ciento del monto de la exencion adicional recibida el aho en que la propiedad se cor
equivalent a la diferendcia entire el just valor de la propiedad y el valor de tasado6n determinado de acuerdo
Articulo, el que fuera mayor. No se permitira mas de una exend6n de esta naturaleza a la vez por propiedad a
adicional es aplicable a las propiedades compradas el 1 de enero de 2011 o postenormente en caso de reob
elecd&on especial celebrada en la misma fecha que la eleci6n pnmaria de preferencia presidential de 2012 o a 1-
de 2012 o posteriormnente en caso de recibirse la aprobac6n de los votantes en la elecoon general de 2012. La
sexto afo de su otorgamiento ni en afios posteriores. La enmienda entrara en vigor tras la aprobaco6n por part
una elecci6n especial celebrada en la misma fecha que la eleco6n pnrimana de preferencia presidential, se implen
de 2012 o, de aprobarse en la eleco6n general de 2012, entrar en vigor el 1 de enero de 2013
(5) Asimismo, esta enmienda tambien posterga hasta 2023 la reyvbcaoi6n, cuya entrada en vigor esta a(
enmiendas constitudonales adoptadas en 2008 que limitan los aumentos anuales de las tasacones para los inm
Esta enmienda posterga hasta 2022 la presentaci6n a los votantes de una enmienda que proporiga la derogacon i
Votar Si en la part inferior de su vocation
Votar NO en la part inferior de su vocation
O Yes/Si
O No/No _____


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Precinct Locations
Precinct (1) Fort Green Baptist Church 287!
Precinct (2) Bowling Green Faith Assembly
317 N. Oak St.
Precinct (3) Bowling Green Council Chamb.
Precinct (4) First United Methodist Church (
207 North 7th Avenue (Wauch
Precinct (5) Ona Baptist Church 131 Bear L
Precinct (6) County Commission Chamber
(Wauchula)
Precinct (7) Zolfo Springs Civic Center 321t
Precinct (8) First Missionary Baptist Churcr
King Jr. Ave. (Wauchula)
Precinct (9) New Hope Baptist Church 1999
(Wauchula)
Precinct (10) Wauchula City Hall 225 E. Ma:
Precinct (11) PRECO (REA) Park 220 KnIgITr
Precinct (12) National Guard Armory 450 R

Las Ubicaciones de la zC"
La zona (1) Fort Green Baptist Church 287t
La zona (2) Bowling Green Faith Assembly
317 N. Oak St.
La zona (3) Bowling Green Council Chambt
La zona (4) First United Methodist Church .
207 North 7th Avenue (Wauch
La zona (5) Ona Baptist Church 131 Bear L
La zona (6) County Commission Chamber,
(Wauchula)
La zona (7) Zotfo Springs Civic Center 321V
La zona (8) First Missionary Baptist Churcr
King Jr. Ave. (Wauchula)
La zona (9) New Hope Baptist Church 1999
(Wauchula)
La zona (10) Wauchula City Hall 225 E. Mai
La zona (11) PRECO (REA) Park 220 Knigh
La zona (12) National Guard Armory 450 R'


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CONTACT THE HARDEE COUNTY
ELECTIONS OFFICE A T:

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LA OFICINA DE ELECCIONES DEL
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311 N. 6thAve.
Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: (863) 773-6061
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de that the assessment of homestead
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property which are assessed as provided
id on the date of the 2012 presidential
I take effect January 1,2013
tts of nonhomestead real property. This
presidential preference primary, t shall

an additional homestead exemption to
ion witin 1 year after purchasing the
,lead exemption applied. The additional
Sexual to 50 percent of the homestead
iay not exceed an amount eqjal to the
i year immediately precedin january 1
ir of sale of the property. The amount of
:t of the additional exemption received in
property and the assessed vaje of the
I be allowed per homestead -operty at
voters at a special election 'eld on the
ived by the voters at the 2012 general
iendment shall take effect upon approval
operate retroactively to January 1,2012,

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en relaci6n con el cronograma de las

propiedades no constituidas en bien de
e la Legilatura podra, per ley general,
ir de la propiedad es menor que el just
. reforms, ampliadciones, t'lucciones o
or tras la aprobacion por tirte de los
imaria de preferenda prI-sendcial, se
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n una elecdcn especial ceorada en la
Senero de 2012 o, de apr.\iarse en la

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titucion de Florida dentrio e: plazo de 1
calendano anteriores durante los que se
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valor de la propiedad constituida en bien
oeder el onto equivalent a la median
id en cuesion durante el ano calendario
ional se aplicara durante el period que
ida uno de los atos subsiguientes por un
stituyo en bien de familiar o por un monto
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nstituida en bien de familiar La exencidn
rse la aprobacs6n de los votantes en la
is propiedades compradas el 1 de enero
;xendon adicional no estari disponible al
e los votantes. En caso de aprobarse en
entarA en form retroactiva .i 1 de enero

Iualmente programada para 2019, de las
ebles no constituidos en birn de familiar
'e dicha revocation.


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NO. 3
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTIONS 1 and 19 ARTICLE XII, SECTION 32
(Vote Yes or No)
State Government Revenue Limitation
This proposed amendment to the State Constitution replaces the existing state revenue limitation based on Florida
personal income growth with a new state revenue limitation based on inflation and population changes. Under the
amendment, state revenues, as defined in the amendment, collected in excess of the revenue limitation must be
deposited into the budget stabilization fund until the fund reaches its maximum balance, and thereafter sl- 9 used for
the support and maintenance of public schools by reducing the minimum financial effort required from sch_ -.strnctS for
participation in a state-funded education finance program, or. if the minimum financial effort is no longer required.
returned to the taxpayers The Legislature may increase the state revenue limitation through a bill approved by a super
majority vote of each house of the Legislature. The Legislature may also submit a proposed increase in the state revenue
limitation to the voters. The Legislature must implement this proposed amendment by general law. The amendment will
take effect upon approval by the electors and will first apply to the 2014-2015 state fiscal year.
Vote YES at the BOTTOM of this race!
Vote NO at the BOTTOM of this race
N. 3
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCIONES 1 y 19 ARTICULO XII, SECCI6N 32
(Votar SI o No)
Limlitacl6n A Los Ingresos Del Goblerno Estatal
Esta enmienda propuesta para la Constituci6n Estatal reemplaza la limitaci6n existente a los ingresos estatales sobre la
base del aumento de los ingresos personales con una nueva limitaci6n a los ingresos estatales basada en la inflaci6n y
los cambios de poblaci6n De acuerdo con la enmienda, el excedente de los ingresos estatales recaudados definidos en
dicha enmienda una vez superada la limitaci6n de los ingresos debe depositarse en un fondo de estabilizaci6n del
presupuesto hasta que dicho fondo alcance su saldo miximo. Posteriormente. se utilizara para asistir y mantener las
escuelas publicas reduciendo el esfuerzo econ6mico minimo de los distritos escolares pars a participaci6n en
programs de financiaci6n educativa del estado o, si dejara de necesitarse el esfuerzo financiero minimo. se devolvera a
los contnribuyentes La Legislatura podr, aumentar la limitaci6n a los ingresos estatales a trav6s de un proyecto de ley
aprobado por el voto de la mayoria calificada de cada una de sus camaras. La Legislatura tambien podra presentar a los
electores una propuesta de aumento a la limitaci6n a los ingresos estatales. La Legislatura debe implementar esta
enmienda propuesta por ley general. La enmienda entrari en vigor a partir de su aprobaci6n por part de los electores y
se aplicark por pnrimera vez durante el ano fiscal 2014-2015.
Votar SI en la part inferior de su vocation
Votar NO en la parts Inferior de su vocation
CD Yes / Si
CD No / No
NO. 5
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE V, SECTIONS 2,11, AND 12
State Courts (Vote Yes or No)
Proposing a revision of Article V of the State Constitution relating to the judiciary.
The State Constitution authorizes the Supreme Court to adopt rules for the practice and procedure in all courts. The constitution further provides
that a rule of court may be repealed by a general law enacted by a two-thirds vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. This proposed
constitutional revision eliminates the requirement that a general law repealing a court rule pass by a two-thirds vote of each house, thereby providing that
the legislature may repeal a rule of court by a general law approved by a majority vote of each house of the Legislature that expresses the policy behind the
repeal. The court could readopt the rule in conformity with the public policy expressed by the Legislature, but if the Legislature determines that a rule has
been readopted and repeals the readopted rule, this proposed revision prohibits the court from further readopting the repealed rule without the Legislature's
prior approval. Under current law, rules of the judicial nominating commissions and the Judicial Qualifications Commission may be repealed by general law
enacted by a majority vote of the membership of each house of the Legislature. Under this proposed revision, a vote to repeal those rules is changed to
repeal by general law enacted by a majority vote of the legislators present.
Under current law, the Governor appoints a justice of the Supreme Court from a list of nominees provided by a judicial nominating commission,
and appointments by the Governor are not subject to confirmation. This revision requires Senate confirmation of a justice of the Supreme Court before the
appointee can take office. If the Senate votes not to confirm the appointment, the judicial nominating commission must reconvene and may not renominate
any person whose prior appointment to fill the same vacancy was not confirmed by the Senate. For the purpose of confirmation, the Senate may meet at
any time. If the Senate fails to vote on the appointment of a justice within 90 days, the justice will be deemed confirmed and will take office.
The Judicial Qualifications Commission is an independent commission created by the State Constitution to investigate and prosecute before the
Florida Supreme Court alleged misconduct by a justice or judge. Currently under the constitution, commission proceedings are confidential until formal
charges are filed by the investigative panel of the commission. Once formal charges are filed, the formal charges and all further proceedings of the
commission are public. Currently, the constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to impeach a justice or judge. Further, the Speaker of the House
of Representatives may request, and the Judicial Qualifications Commission must make available, all information in the commission's possession for use in
deciding whether to impeach a justice or judge. This proposed revision requires the commission to make all of its files available to the Speaker of the House
of Representatives but provides that such files would remain confidential during any investigation by the House of Representatives and until such
information is used in the pursuit of an impeachment of a justice or judge. This revision also removes the power of the Governor to request files of the
Judicial Qualifications Commission to conform to a prior constitutional change.
This revision also makes technical and clarifying additions and deletions relating to the selection of chief judges of a circuit and relating to the
Judicial Qualifications Commission, and makes other nonsubstantive conforming and technical changes in the judicial article of the constitution.
Vote YES at the BOTTOM of this race
Vote NO at the BOTTOM of this race!
N. 5
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO V, SECCIONES 2,11,12

Tribunales Estatales (Votar Si o No)
Propone una revision del Articulo V de la Constituci6n Estatal en relaci6n con el poderjudiial. .
La Constituci6n Estatal autoriza a la Suprema Corte a adoptar reglas de prActica jprocedimient8$ara todos los tribunales. Asimismo, la constituci6n
establece que una regla de la corte podra ser revocada per ley general promulgada por el voto de dos tertcios /de los miembros de cada camara de la
Legislature. Esta propuesta de revision constitutional elimina el requisite de aprobaci6n de eyes generates que revoquen una regla de la corte por el voto
de dos tercios de cada camara y, por lo tanto, establece que la Legislatura podra revocar una regla de la corte por ley general aprobada por el voto de la
mayorfa de cada una de sus camaras que manifieste ]a political en la que se basa la revocation. La corte podra volver a adoptar la regla conforme a la
political public manifestada por la Legislatura, pero si la Legislatura determine que una regla ha sido readoptada y la revoca, esta propuesta de revision
prohibe a la corte volver a adoptar la regla revocada una vez mas sin la aprobaci6n previa de la Legislatura. De acuerdo con la ley vigente, las reglas
expedidas por las comisiones nominadoras judiciales y la Comision de Requisitos Judiciales podrin ser revocadas por ley general promulgada per el voto
de la mayoria de cada camara de la Legislatura. En virtud de esta propuesta de revision, se sustituye el metodo de revocaci6n de reglas por votaci6n por la
revocaci6n por ley general promulgada por el voto de la mayoria de los legisladores presents.
De acuerdo con la ley vigente, el Gobemador design jueces de la Suprema Corte escogidos entire los indcluidos en una lista de nominados
provista per una comisi6n nominadora judicial, y las designaciones efectuadas por Gobemador no estan sujetas a confirmacion. Esta revision exige la
confirmacion de los jueces de la Suprema Corte por parte del Senado para que la persona designada ocupe su cargo. Si por votacion el Senado decide no
confirmar la designacion, debe volver a convocarse a la comision nominadora judicial, que no podra volver a nominar a ninguna persona cuya designation
anterior para ocupar la misma vacant no haya sido confirmada por el Senado. El Senado podra reunirse a cualquier moment a los fines de la
confirmacion. Si el Senado no vota per la designacion de un juez dentro del plazo de 90 dias, se considerarS que el juez ha sido confirmado y comenzara a
ejercer el cargo.
La Comision de Requisitos Judiciales es una comision independiente creada por la Constituci6n Estatal para investigar e interponer acciones
judiciales ante supuestas conductas dolosas de un magistrado o juez de la Suprema Corte de Florida. Actualmente, de acuerdo con la constitution, los
procedimientos de la comision son confidenciales hasta el moment de presentaci6n formal de los cargos por parte del equipo investigator de dicha
comisi6n. Una vez presentados los cargos formales, dichos cargos y demAs procedimientos de la comision adquieren estado public. Actualmente, la
constituci6n autoriza a la Camara de Representantes a llevar a juicio politico a magistrados o jueces. Asimismo, el Portavoz de la Camara de
Representantes podra solicitar toda la informaci6n que se encuentre en posesi6n de la Comision de Requisitos Judiciales, que dicha comision debe poner a
su disposici6n, para utilizarta en el process de decision sobre el juicio politico a un magistrado o juez. Esta propuesta de revision exige a la comision que
ponga todos sus archives a disposicion del Portavoz de la Camara de Representantes, pero establece que dichos archives deben conservar su
confidencialidad durante cualquier investigac!i6n que realice la Camara de Representantes y hasta que se la use para Ilevar a juiido politico a un magistrado
o juez. Esta revision tambien quit al Gobemrnador la facultad de solicitar archives de la Comision de Requisitos Judiciales en pos del cumplimiento de un
cambio constitutional anterior.
Esta revision tambilin efectia incorporaciones y eliminaciones tecnicas y que ofrecen aclaraciones para la selecci6n de presidents de las cortes
de circuit yen relation con la Comision de Requisitos Judiciales, ademis de otras modificaciones no sustanciales tecnicas y tendientes al cumplimiento
del articulo de la constitution sobre el poder judicial.
Votar SJ en la parte inferior de su vocation
Votar NO en la part inferior de su vocation
CO Yes/Si
0 No I No


NU. 11
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6
(Vote Yes or No)
Additional Homestead Exemption; Low-Income Seniors Who Maintain Long-
Term Residency on Property; Equal to Assessed Value
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to authorize the Legislature, by general
law and subject to conditions set forth in the general law. to allow counties and
municipalities to grant an additional homestead tax exemption equal to the assessed value
of homestead property if the property has a just value less than $250,000 to an owner who
-has maintained permanent residency on the property for not less than 25 years, who has
attained age 65, and who has a low household income as defined.by general law.
Vote YES at the BOTTOM of this race
Vote NO at the BOTTOM of this race!
N0.11
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCION 6
(Votar Sio No)
Exenci6n Adicional A Bienes De Familia; Ciudadanos Mayores De Bajos
Ingresos Que Habiten Una Propiedad A Largo Plazo; Equivalents Al Valor De
Tasacion
Propone una enmie nda a la Constituo6n Estatal para autonzar a la Legislatura. por tley
general y sujeto a las condidciones establecidas en la tley general, que permita a condados y
munirpios otorgar una exenon adicinal al pago del impuesto sobre boenes de familia
equivalence al valor de tasacion de la propiedad consftuida en bien de familia si dicha
propiedad pose un lusto valor inferior a los $250.000 para los propietanos que han tenido
una propiedad de esta naturateza corno residenia permanent durante un penodo no
menor de 25 anos. que han cumplido los 65 arios y con bajos mgresos domsbcos de
acuerdo con [a definidon de la tley general.
Votar S1 en la part inferior de su vocation
Votar NO en la part inferior do su vocation
C )YES
C)NO


O3


NO.9
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 6 ARTICLE XII,
SECTION 32
(Vote Yes or No)
Homestead Property Tax Exemption for
Surviving Spouse of Military Veteran or
First Responder
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution
to authorize the Legislature to provide by general
law ad valorem homestead property tax relief to the
surviving spouse of a military veteran who died from
service-connected.causes while on active duty or to
the surviving spouse of a first responder who died
in the line of duty. The amendment authorizes the
Legislature to totally exempt or partially exempt
such surviving spouse's homestead property from
ad valorem taxation. The amendment defines a first
responder as a law enforcement officer, a
correctional officer, a firefighter, an emergency
medical technician, or a paramedic. This
amendment shall take effect January 1,2013.
Vote YES at the BOTTOM of this racel
Vote NO at the BOTTOM of this racel
N.9
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCI6N 6 ARTICULO XII,
SECCI6N32
(Votar Sio No)
Exencion Al Impuesto A Bienes De Familia
Para C6nyuges Superstites De Veteranos
Del Ejercito 0 Personal De Emergencias
Propone una enmienda a la Consbitucin Estatal
para autonrizar a la Legislatura a otorgar la exencidn
del pago del impuesto segun valor sobre bienes de
familiar por ley general en benefido del conyuge
superstite de todo veterano de guerra falleddo por
causes relacionadas con el servicio activo o del
c6nyuge superstite de un empleado de
emergencies falleddo en cumplimiento del deber.
La enmienda autoriza a la Legislatura a eximir total
o parcidalmente la propiedad constituida en bien de
familiar de dicho conyuge superstite de impuestos
seg0n valor. La enmienda define corno personal de
emergencies a los oficiales de policia, ofidales de
instituciones correcdconales, bombers, tecnicos
medicos especializados en urgencias c
paramrdicos. Esta enmienda entrara en vigor el 1
de enero de 2013.
Votar Sl en la part inferior do su vocation
Voter NO en la part Inferior do su vocation
D YES
CD NO


NO.6
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 28
(Vote Yes or No)
Prohibition on Public Funding of Abortions;
Construction of Abortion Rights
This proposed amendment proiMdes that public
funds may not ie expended fou any abortion o for
neallh-benefits coverage tVat indudes coverage of
abortion This proiirtion does not apply to an
expenditure required by federal law. a case ina wach
a woman suffers from a physical disorder, physical
injury, or physical illness ta woul v d place her in
danger of death unless anrt abortion is performed, or
a case of rape or incest
This proposed amendment rovines tal t te State
Constitution may not be interpreted to create
broader nghts to an abortion than those contained
in the United States Constitution With respect to
abortion this proposed amendment overes court
decisions wich condue that the ngril of privacy
under Artcde 1. Sectbon 23 ol the State Constitution
is broader in scope than that of the United Stales
Constitution
Vote YES at the BOTTOM of this race!
Vote NO at the BOTTOM of this race
NW.6
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO I, SECC16N 28
(Voter Si o No)
Prohlbicion A La Financiaion Publtca De
Abortos; Interpretaci6n Del Derecho A]
Aborto
Esta enmienda propuesta establece que no podran
destinarse condos publicos a ningun aborto ni
cobertura de benefioos de salud que cubra el
aborto Esta prohibicon no es aplicable a los
gastcis exgidos por ley federal, los casos en los
que la mu)er sufra un trasltomo fisico, una lesion
fiscal o una enfermedad fisica que La expusiera al
peligro de muerte si no se realiza un aborto o en
caso de violaco6n co incesto.
Esta enmienda propuesta establece que no podra
interpretarse que ia Constituci6n Estatal otorga
derechos mas amplios al aborto qua los
contemplados en la Constituci6n de los Estadios
Unidos. Con respect al aborto, esta enmienda
propuesta anula las dectsiones de la code que
establecen qua el derecho de pnrivaddad otorgadco
por [a Secoin 23 del Articulo I de la Constituci6n
Estatal ttene un alcance mas amplio que .el de la
Constituo6n de los Estados Unidos.
Votar S1 en la parts inferior de su vocation
Votar NO en la part inferior de su vocation
C Yes/ Si
ED No/No


NO.12
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE IX, SECTION 7
(Vote Yes or No)
Appointment of Student Body President to Board of Governors of the State
University System
Proposing an amendment to the State Constitution to replace the president of the Florida
Student Association with the chair of the council of state university student body presidents
as the student member of the Board of Governors of the State University System and to
require that the Board of Governors organize such council of state university student body
presidents.
Vote YES at the BOTTOM of this race!
Vote NO at the BOTTOM of this race!
N. 12
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTiCULO IX, SECCI6N 7
(Votar Si0 No)
Designacion Del Presidents De La Junta Estudiantil Ante La Junta Rectora
Del Sistema Universitario Estatal
Propone una enrienda a la Constituci6n Estatal para sustutir al president de.-la
Asociacion de Estudiantes de Florida por el director del conso de presidentes de las
jntas estudianitles de las universidades estatales en cakdad de representante estudianti
de la Junta Rectora del Sistema Urmverstano Estatal y para exgr a la Junta Rectora que
organice el menoonado consejo de presidents de juntas estxhantres de unversidades
estatales.
Votar St en la part inferior deo su vocation
Votar NO en la parole inferior de su vocation
(CYES
C- NO


NO.10
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE VII, SECTION 3 ARTICLE XII,
SECTION 32
(Vote Yes or No)
Tangible Personal Property Tax
Exemption
Proposing an amendment to the State
Constitution to:
(1)Provide an exemption from ad
valorem taxes levied by counties,
municipalities, school districts, and other local
governments on tangible personal property if
the assessed value of an owner's tangible
personal properly is greater than $25,000 but
less than $50,000. This new exemption, if
approved by the voters, will take effect on
January 1,2013, and apply to the 2013 tax roll
and subsequent tax rolls.
(2) Authorize a county or municipality
for the purpose of its respective levy, and as
provided by general law, to provide tangible
personal property tax exemptions 6y
ordinance.
This is in addition to other statewide tangible
personal property tax exemptions provided by
the Constitution and this amendment.
Vote YES at the BOTTOM of this racel
Vote NO at the BOTTOM of this race
I. 10
ENMIENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTICULO VII, SECCION 3 ARTICULO
XII, SECCION 32
(Votar Sfo No)
Exenci6n Al Pago De Impuestos A Los
Bienes Personales Tangibles A
Propone una enmienda a tola Constitudci6n
Estatal para:
(1) Otorgar una exenci6n al pago de
impuestos segun valor gravados por
condados, municipios, distritos escolares y
otros gobiemos locales sobre los bienes
personales tangibles si el valor de tasacion de
los bienes personals tangibles pertenedentes
a una persona super los $25,000 pero es
inferior a los $50,000. Si los votantes la
aprueban, esta nueva exendon entrara en
vigor el 1 de enero de 2013 y sera aplicable al
registry impositivo 2013 y subsiguientes.
(2) Autorizar a los condados o
munidcipios a otorgar exenciones al pago de
impuestos sobre los bienes personales
tangibles por ordenanza en relacin con sus
respectivos gravamenes y segun establece la
ley general. Esta enmienda es additional a
otras exenoones al pago de impuestos a los
bienes personages tangibles a nivel de estado
eslableodas por tola Constituci6n y esta
enmienda.
Votar So en aIs part Inferior do su vocation
Votar NO en Is part Inferior do su vocation
D YES
'D)NO


Early Voting will

start:

Saturday,

October 27th thru

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NO.8
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT
ARTICLE I, SECTION 3
(Vote Yes or No)
Religious Freedom
Proposing an amendment to Ze State Constitution
providing that no individual or entity may be denied.
on the asis of religious identity or belief.
governmental benefits, funding or other support,
except as required by the First nAmendment to the
Uniled States Constitution, and deleting the
prohibition against using revenues from the public
treasury direct or indirectly in aid of any church,
sect. or religious denomination or in aid of any
sectarian institution
Vote YES at the BOTTOM of this r'icl
Vote NO atthe BOTTOM ofthisr nKel
N .8
ENMENDA CONSTITUTIONAL
ARTiCULO I, SECCIN 3
(Votar Si o No)
Libertad Religiosa
Propone una enmienda a la Constituioon Estatal
que establece que no podran negate benefioos
gubemamrentales. finanoacion u otras fornas de
asistenoa a nirwnguna persona n: organizacd6n sobre
la base de su identidad o ciaenoas remkgiosas.
excepto segunl to e qt la Pnmera Enmienda a la
Constituooin de los Estados Unidos. y elimmina la
prohibition al usO de los ingresos a tesoro puiblico
para la asistenoa direct o indirecta de cualquier
iglesia seda. denominaion religiosa o nstitucion
conesiional.
Votar S en las parte inferior de su vocation
Voter NO en la parte inferior de su vocation
EDYES
C- NO






8 The Herald-Advocate. October 25,2012




I It Cogburn, Knight Or Thompson?


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three men want to replace re-
tiring Commissioner Dale John-
son.
Vying for that District 5 com-
mission seat are Republican
Mikell Stuart "Mike" Thompson.
No Party Affiliation J. Loran
Cogburn and Democrat Perry T.
Knight.

MIKE THOMPSON
Thompson has been a member
of the count)' Planning & Zoning
Board for the past five years and
feels this has given him insight
into county development and is-
sues.
"People tell me I've lost my
mind to run, but it gets back to
feeling a need to serve, to make
a difference," he said.
"Some things are bigger than
the individual. I don't want this
job as bad as I feel a duty or ob-
ligation to make things better. It's
not for the money. I have a busi-
ness. If I can make a difference
in this county, I don't care if they
remember me or not," he contin-
ued.
Thompson said he had had a
difficulty with a property and,
when there became an opening,
he applied and was appointed to
the P&Z Board.
"This community, like the
country, is divided, and it should-
n't be. This community is con-
servative and there shouldn't be
the dividing lines I see. We need
to get along better. I don't agree
with all the monetary decisions
made, and that's OK, you can't
suit everyone. Everyone sees
things differently. I see some
things that could be different,"
commented Thompson.
He feels the public needs to be
better informed rather than feel-
ing deceived. "A lot of it is un-
justified, but people shouldn't
have to feel that way. I'm not
here to get anyone fired or 'run
off;' It's hard to mess with peo-
ple's livelihood. Plus, some peo-
ple have positives. It's easier to


criticize than to help. Our county
offices and commission needs
help with public relations.
'"There's a lot of people who
don't like what's going on. A lot
of folks feel unhappy with the
entire economic development
engine and government. People
don't trust them. some of it is
rightly de-served," he explained.
With today's dollars, S40 to
$50 million in the Mosaic agree-
ment over 10 years, CF Indus-
tries with $10 million over three
years, and the severance tax of
$2-43 million a year, that's about
$1 billion. Do you know anyone
you're willing to turn $1 billion
over to? We need some outside
advice, some private help, an in-
dependent consultant with new
ideas. People would respect it
more with an objective opinion,
someone not connected to it,"
said Thompson.
"The priorities on economic
development is the number of
jobs for the people, for the next
10, 20 years. I graduated here in
1982 and, of my 190 class-
mates," I probably don't see a
half dozen of them. Most went to
Highlands or other counties for
jobs," Thompson commented.
"What will bring jobs?" he
asks. "It's government assistance
without government interfer-
ence. It's a fine line, how to help,
without hindering. Bill Lambert
and the Economic Development
Council has done a lot of good,
but a lot of people don't recog-
nize that. I don't agree with
everything that's been done. You
need to bring jobs, give people a
reason to live here.
"We need better schools, better
roads, better infrastructure, mu-
nicipal water/sewer is necessary.
It's not build a building and they
will come. It's giving people a
reason to come to this county. As
a commissioner, I would feel we
can do things to help the schools,
not just monetarily. We need an
economic consultant and a
school consultant. I don't have
the answers, but someone does.


DCISTRICT5 N PRT


J. Loran Cogburn

Candidate Profile

Age: 59

Occupation:
Retired Hardee County Sheriff

Education: -
Hardee Senior High School
United Technology Institute '.. '
Manatee Vo-Tech,Se.s
Criminal Justice
E Various Law Enforcement
Courses/Certificates
Florida Sheriffs Association,
Business & Budgeting
National Sheriffs Institute
Florida Commercial Insurance License

Experience:
Sheriff of Hardee County, 12 years
Hardee County Public Service, 30 years

Platform:
My wife, Shirley, and I were born and raised in Hardee County, and
have continued to live here our entire lives. Our children and grand-
children also reside here. It is important that our county maintain our
economic resources and our traditional lifestyles. I am committed to
preserving both.

I have been blessed with the opportunity to serve Hardee County for
three terms (12 years) as your sheriff, retiring in 2009. During those
years, I attended a vast majority of the board meetings and worked
with the commissioners on various issues, dealing with them first-
hand learning their powers and limitations.


Our school system leaves some
students behind," Thompson
said.
Another thing he favors is
term limits, eight to 12 years
maximum. "It shouldn't be a ca-
reer. Come in. do your thing, but
don't get too c )rtable, you
get too many bad habits that way.
At first, it's a learning curve. Part
of the problem is the county
staff, county attorney and com-
mission all talk the same lan-
guage, but the people don't
understand it. It needs to be
clearer instead of easier to slip
things by. A lot of what the com-
mission does is not understand-
able to the audience. There needs
to be better explanation and peo-
ple need to be better informed.
learn the issues, even such things
as the difference in land use and
zoning, very different things,"
Thompson said.
Finally, Thompson fees the
budget could be lower; $47 mil-
lion for a county of 28,000 peo-
ple is too much. Bureaucrats say
we're on par with comparison on
per capital spending. We may
need to re-allocate some monies.
I'm impressed with Ken Wheeler
(county engineer and public
works director). We need to re-
furbish equipment instead of
buying new and be accountable
for spending the way he is.
"We may not be able to afford
the level of service we want.
There's a breaking point, when
it's not cost-effective. It's not
simple, I know, but it needs to be
done."

LORAN COGBURN
Cogbumrn, who was born and
raised in the county, spent years
in the Hardee County Sheriff's
Office, starting out in corrections
and working all the ,way to the
top position. Sheriff, which he
held for several years.
"I was blessed to be sheriff. It
gave me a whole new insight in
the politics of county govern-
ment. When I got out of it, I
missed the challenge. I've been
pursuing other interests, but now
I'm looking to get back in it and
serve the people," Cogburn said.
Asked about what goals he
wanted to accomplish, Cogburn
replied. "I believe we're going
basically on the right track but
we need to take more time to
evaluate each challenge. When I
became sheriff, in dealing with
policy and decisions, once you
moved forwai'd, it was hard to go


back and retract, to think about it
and change it.
"I would want to play the
devil's advocate and look at the
ramifications. You can know the
positives, but you need to look at
possibilities, the unforeseen
things. You need to research it
and be sure you're ready for any
consequences." he continued.
"In some problems in the past,
as the county was given informa-
tion, it assumed it was correct
without it being vetted. When it
is information on a business ven-
ture or whatever, you need to be
aware that whoever is presenting
it is biased, and you need to look
further at what's accurate. If
some things had been looked at
and vetted, we wouldn't have the
conflicts we have now." he went
on.
"When someone tells me
something, be it a business, cor-
poration, department head, and
you don't find out that's it's not
exactly right, next time they say
something there will be doubt.
That's what has happened with
the IDA. There's enough issues
there. Like the policies and pro-
cedures at the Sheriff's Office,
when they're not working, you
need to change it.
"I overall support the IDA, but
with that kind of an organization
and that much money, you need
to be extra cautious," Cogburn
concluded in talking about
achievements.
Looking at the biggest issues,
Cogburn said the biggest one
hampering the county moving
forward was infrastructure. To
move forward on economic de-
velopment, one needs to look
outside the box. "We don't have
waterfront real estate like coastal
counties. I'd like to see the IDA
look at a couple of tracts outside
Bowling Green which have been
reclaimed for 10 years. Pur-
chase the property and connect
some of the lakes, similar to the
Winter Haven Chain of Lakes,
with the IDA retaining owner-
ship of the lakes.
"One section could be donated
as a county park so anyone al-
ready in or coming in the county
can enjoy it. People can buy the
property around the lakes, but
not down to the water. It could be
a long-term solution to replenish
the money the IDA is spending
because once that's gone, it's
over," commented Cogburn.
He said the goals the county
has set are pretty high and 10
years from now people should be.


able to see a difference in the
county. Schools, parks and recre-
ation have set goals too, but
haven't hit all of them. "I would
like to see the CF economic de-
velopment monies used wisely.
Not everyone's goal is to send
their children to college. We
need to open up one of the best
vocational schools, electrical.
plumbing, welding, building, in
school or after school. A lot of
plumbers and welders make a lot
of money. If that's what they
love to do, that's what the'
should do, just as teachers and
firefighters do what they love.
"A vocational program after
high school could also help peo-
ple refresh their skills." Cogburn
concluded.

PERRY KNIGHT
"I want to take my knowledge
and love for this county and the
city of Bowling Green and just
try to make this a better place for
our children, to try to bring in
some good jobs and help Hardee
County grow." summarized
Knight. "1 think the County
Commission needs to have a
clearer vision that reflects the
wishes of the people of this
county," he added.
Asked about the county's
problems, Knight said, "I think
the commissioners need to give
our county manager a clear and
precise way to direct this county
and its resources. Too much time
and resources are spent on fool-
ishness. They're spending too
much time on what may have
happened, too much focus on the
past and not on the future."
Knight recalled that when he
got back on the Bowling Green
Comn-mission after being off for
eight years, the city was in a ter-
rible mess financially. "We, as a
council, recognized we had a
very serious problem and our
council came together with a vi-
sion of what had to be fixed in
Bowling Green. It wasn't a
pleasant job, but it had to be
done.


"We put aside our differences
and came together with a goal to
put Bowling Green back to-
gether. We gave the city manager
David Elbertson a straight for-
ward no nonsense job to fix it
and leave the city in a better
way," continued Knight.
"David did that. It took a few
years, but we slowly recovered
and put the city back financially.
It put the people at ease where
there had been mistrust. We had
good people, good employees;
we showed them leadership and
they responded," said Knight,
emphasizing that "no one person
on the council did it. It took a
majority, but we did it in a man-
ner honorably and straight-for-
ward."
Knight said he told that story
to stress that "no one person is
going to fix anything. There's no
'one' candidate, no 'one' com-
missioner that is going to change
things. It takes a majority, not
self, but focusing on unity and
making absolutely sure that the
people that work answer to the
commission and know the
thoughts of the commission."
Knight said a commissioner
"can't assume he's doing the
right thing. He needs to look into
things, listen to people and,
above all. has to have the respect
of his fellow commissioners, and
give them respect too. No one
commissioner can fix things. It
takes a majority of commission-
ers to provide the leadership to
run this county.
"It's a thankless job. You can't
be a commissioner at two meet-
ings a month. You have to get in-
volved and work at it to make a
difference. Over the years, when
there's been a candidate or com-
missioner talking about what
'he's' going to accomplish, that's
wrong. When you 'I' too much,
be careful. 'I' can't do anything.
I can share my vision with fellow
commissioners.
"I can't do anything, but we
can, it's as simple as that," con-
cluded Knight.


CONT CMM SSON
DITRICT5EPUBCAN


Mikell Stuart "Mike" Thompson

Candidate Profile


Age: 47


Perry T. Knight
Candidate Profile


Age: 60

Occupation:
Self-Employed

Education:
Hardee High School

Experience:

Economic Development
Authority member
Bowling Green City
Commission, 16 years
Acting City Manager, 1-1/2 years


Platform:
To give the county and our employees a clear vision, bring unity and
trust to our commission. Promote business opportunity within our
county. Responsible and honest leadership. Be dedicated to the po-
sition and work hard.


Occupation:
Partner/Manager of Orange
Enterprises Inc.
Citrus Grower

Education:
Hardee High School ,
South Florida Community .! ,
College, Associate of Arts

Experience: .
Orange Enterprises Inc., 27 years
Hardee County Planning & Zoning Board, 5 years;
chairman 4 years

Platform:

I think that I can make a difference in the future of Hardee County.
The citizens of this county are concerned about how the money is
being spent. Over the next 10 years, in excess of one billion dollars
will flow through the government entities in Hardee County. Every
penny of this money must be spent wisely and fully accounted for.
I believe that our current $47 million budget is excessive for a county
of 28,000 people. (Almost $1,700 for every adult and child.)

Whatever you think of the quality of our government, we have
reached a level of spending that we cannot afford and should not
continue. Just because other counties around us are spending too
much money, does not mean that we should also. I will do what is
best for the people of Hardee County, not what is best for me or a
chosen few.


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October 25, 2012, The Herald-Advocate 9


summary Of Proposod Amondmonts 1-5


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A long part of the General
Election ballot on Nov. 6 is
amendments to the Florida Con-
stitution.
There are 11 amendments the
state legislature has approved for
voter consideration, Numbers 1 -
6 and 8-12. Some are simple ano
some quite complicated. Each
has a summary, which will be on
the ballot and a summary of what
it contains.
Following is an explanation of
the legislative amendments to the
state constitution which voters
are asked to consider.
No. 1-Health Care Services
This Health Care Servic
amendment is basically a states
right provision "to preserve the
freedom of all residents of the
state to provide for their own
health care."
It opposes the federal Afford-
able Care Act which would com-
pel a person or a health care
employer to purchase or provide
health care coverage and allows
either to pay directly for medical
care.
It does not change rules about
medical care or choice which
Were in effect by March 1,2012
and it does not prohibit insurance
contracts with provider agree-
ments such as copayments and
deductibles.
Any changes to this article
'would take a two-thirds majority
vote of each house (the Senate
and House of Representative) of
the state Legislature.
A yes vote approves this
amendment. A no vote opposes


No. 2-Veterans Tax
Discount
This change extends the pos-
sibility of the 2012 disabled vet-
erans homestead exemption to
those who were not Florida resi-
dents when they entered the mil-
"_v but were honorably
..charged following their com-
bat injuries and later moved to
Florida. It does not apply to
school taxes, just property or ad
valorem taxes.
The change to extend military
homestead exemption for com-
bat-injured new Florida residents
would become effective Jan 1,
2013. The exemption is propor-
tionate to the percentage of the
veteran'ss service-connected dis-
ability. The veteran must apply
for the exemption by March 1 of
the year after they move to
Florida.
A yes vote would approve ex-
tending combat-injury veterans
homestead exemption while a no
vote would exclude combat-in-
jured veterans who had not en-
tered the military while a Florida
resident.
No. 3-State Revenue Limits
This changes the current state
revenue limitation which is
based on Florida personal in-
come growth. It changes it to
one based on inflation and popu-
lation changes and would begin
in the 2014-15 state fiscal year
(July l-June 30).
Any revenue collected in ex-
cess of the revenue limitation
should first beused for a budget
stabilization fund until it reaches
a pre-determined maximum nec-
essary to balance the state


budget. Then it would be applied
to schools, reducing the amount
of local school taxes required to
qualify for the state-funded edu-
cation finance program.
It also sets the state revenue
limitations for each fiscal year
through 2018-19. The formula
for each year's revenue limit is
determined by the previous
year's revenue limitations plus
an adjustment factor for growth:
plus four one-hundredths, three
one-hundredths. etc until 2019
when it would be simply the ad-
justment for growth, with no ad-
justment factor.
A yes vote sets stronger limits
on state revenue. A no vote
would allow the state to collect
more revenue than it needs.
No. 4-Cap On Property
Tax Increases
This change affects local tax
assessments and homestead ex-
emptions, especially during a
time of declining property val-
ues. It would become effective
Jan. 1. 2013. It does not affect
school taxes.
It provides that homestead and
.non-homestead property assess-
ments may not increase if the fair
market value is less than it was
the previous Jan. 1, unless the
property owner has made addi-
tions or im-provements to the
property.
Any increase on property taxes
on commercial or non-home-
stead property is capped at five
percent, instead of the current 10
percent cap. First-time home
buyers would get an additional
homestead exemption equal to
50 percent of the just value of the
homestead.


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There follows a lengthy dis-
cussion of the ifs and whens that
ad valorem or property taxes can
change, limits to changes due to
improvements on the property
and a host of other details, all of
which come back to the same
limit on property tax increases
not exceeding the just market
value.
A yes vote would limit prop-
erty tax increases. A no vote will
allow increases beyond the fair
market value.
No. 5-State Courts
This amendment about the
state courts concerns first the
governor's appointment to the
Florida Supreme Court from a
list from a judicial nominating
committee. It would make that
appointment subject to state Sen-
ate approval within 90 days. If
not confirmed, the governor
must choose someone else from
the judicial nominating commit-
tee list.
The new law also provides
that a Judicial Qualifications
Commission may investigate and
prosecute any misconduct by a
justice or judge. Members of the
Judicial Qualifications Commis-
sion are divided into two groups,
investigative and hearing panels
and may rotate on these during
their six-year terms. The panels
must provide their findings to the
Florida House of Representa-
tives who decides whether to im-
peach that justice or judge.
Also, certain decisions or rules
approved by the Florida
Supreme Court can be over-


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turned by a law which explains
what policy the court rule vio-
lates and the law is approved by
a two-thirds majority of each
house of the Florida Legislature.
The article continues the same
methods to select a chief justice,
or chief judge of each district
court of appeal and each circuit


court district, and how vacancies
in any judicial office are filled by
gubernatorial appointment
A yes vote approves the
changes between the judicial
(court) system and legislators. A
no vote leaves everything about
the court and judges the way it is
now.


Precinct Locations
Precinct (1) Fort Green Baptist Church 2875 Baptist Church Rd,
Precinct (2)Bowling Green Faith Assembly of God
317 N. Oak St
Precinct (3) Bowling Grsen Council Chambers 104 E. Main St.
Precinct (4) First United Methodist Church of Wauchula
207 North 7th Avenue (Wauchula)
Precinct (5) Ona Baptist Church 131 Bear Ln.
Precinct (6) County Commission Chamber 412 W. Orange St
(Wauchula)
Precinct (7) Zolfo Springs Civic Center 3210 Hwy 17 S.
Precinct (8) First Missionary Baptist Church 1333 Martin Luther
King Jr. Ave. (Wauchula)
Precinct (9) New Hope Baptist Church 1999 State Road 64 E,
(Wauchula)
Precinct (10) Wauchula City Hall 225 E. Main St.
Precinct (11) PRECO (REA) Park 220 Knight Rd, (Wauchula)
Precinct (12) National Guard Armory 450 Rodeo Or. (Wauchula)
Las Ubicaciones de la zona
La zona (1) Fort Green Baptist Church 2875 Baptist Church Rd4
La zona (2) Bowling Green Faith Assembly of God
317 N. Oak St.
La zona (3) Bowling Green Council Chambers 104 E. Main St.
La zona (4) First United Methodist Church of Wauchula
207 North 7th Avenue (Wauchula)
Lazona (5) Ona Baptist Church 131 Bear Ln.
La zona (6) County Commission Chamber 412 W. Orange St- .
(Wauchula)
La zona (7) Zolfo Springs Civic Center 3210 Hwy 17 S,
La zona (8) First Missionary Baptist Church 1333 Martin Luther
King Jr. Ave, (Wauchula)
La zona (9) New Hope Baptist Church 1999 State Road 64 E.
(Wauchula)
La zona (10) Wauchula City Hall 225 E. Main St.
La zona (11) PRECO (REA) Park 220 Knight Rd. (Wauchula)
La zona (12) National Guard Armory 450 Rodeo Or. (Wauchula)


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County Commissioner


District 5



GOALS

Help restore trust in our local government.

Hold all parties accountable, both government and
businesses, for their actions.

Work to reduce our ad valorem taxes.


Both my wife, Shirley, and I were born and raised in Hardee
County, and have continued to live here our entire lives. Our
children and grandchildren also reside here. It is important that
our county maintain our economic resources and our traditional
lifestyles. I am committed to preserving both.
SI have been blessed with the opportunity to serve Hardee
County for three terms (12 years) as your sheriff, retiring in 2009.
During those years, I attended the vast majority of the board
meetings and worked with the Commissioners on various issues,
dealing with them first hand learning their powers and limitations.

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During the past four years, spending on student instruction
was cut from S4,674 per student to $3,666, a 22% cut.
I's time we start managing public funds effectively.
It's lime for positive change.



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10 The Herald-Advocate, October 25, 2012



summary Of Amendmont Proposals 6, 8-12


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Hera!d-Advocate
No. 6-Abortions
This amendment prohibits the
use of public funds for an abor-
tion or health care benefits
which include coverage of abor-
tion. The only exceptions are a
federal law or a case in which
the woman has a physical disor-
der, injury or illness that would
make pregnancy life-threatening
or in cases of rape or incest.
A yes vote is in favor of not
using state funds for abortions, a
no vote would allow abortions at
public expense.

No. 8-Religious Freedom
This amendment says no indi-
vidual or entity can be denied
government benefits, funding or
other support on the basis of re-
ligious identity or belief, except
as required by the U. S. Consti-
tution's First Amendment. It
deletes a prior portion disallow-
ing public funds for a church,
sect or sectarian institution.
It goes on to say that "reli-
gious freedom shall not justify
practices inconsistent with pub-
lic morals, peace or safety.
A yes vote would allow use of
public benefits without refer-
ence to religious identity. A no
vote would keep the public
funding prohibition against di-
rect or indirect support of a reli-
gion-based entity.

No. 9-Military Homestead
Exemptions
This amendment would ex-
tend homestead property tax ex-
emptions to include the
surviving spouse of a military
veteran or a first responder who
died on active duty or in the line
of duty. The first responder
could be a law enforcement of-
ficer, correctional officer, fire-
fighter, paramedic or emergency
medical technician (EMT). The
amendment would be effective
Jan 1,2013.
A yes vote would give the vet-
erans or first responder exemp-
tion to the surviving spouse. A
no vote would not allow it.


No. 10-Tangible
Tax Exemption
This amendment provides for
an additional exemption on ad
valorem taxes on tangible per-
sonal property (farm, household
and business equipment) and in-
cludes school districts as well as
county or municipal government
taxes. It allows a county or mu-
nicipality to exempt suoh taxes
in its determination of levy
(millage).
The additional exemption for
tangible personal property is for
those owners of tangible prop-
erty greater than $25,000 and
less than $50,000. If it is over
$50,000, the owner gets only the
$25,000 exemption already al-
lowed by law.
A yes vote would increase the
exemption if total tangible per-
sonal property is under $50,000.
A no vote would not allow the
exemption to increase beyond its
current $25,000.

No. 11-Low-Income Senior
Exemption
This amendment would give
counties and municipalities the
option to extend the homestead
exemption for low income sen-
iors who meet three conditions:
the just value of the property is
less than $250,000; the person
has maintained residency on the
property for not less than 25
years; and the property owner is
65 or older. If a homeowner
meets all the criteria, they could
get total property tax exemption,
not just the additional $25.000
exemption now possible for a
low-income senior.
A yes vote would give the
total property exemption to low-
income seniors if the above con-
ditions are met. A no vote would
keep it as it is now, the usual
$25,000 homestead exemption
plus an additional $25,000 for
any assessed value portion over
$50,000 for low-income seniors.

No. 12-Education
This amendment changes how
a university student is chosen on
the state board of governors for


the entire state university sys-
tem. It has been whoever was
the president of the Florida Stu-
dent Association.
Each public university has a 13-


member board of trustees, and
each has a student body presi-
dent. But. on the statewide board
of governors, there are 17 mem-
bers; one shall be a university


student, whoever is chair of the
council of student body presi-
dents from around the state.
A yes vote would change how
the university student is chosen


to be on the state university
board. A no vote would continue
it as president of the Florida Stu-
dent Association.


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COMMON SENSE LEADERSHIP

I believe that the citizens of our county have lost faith in their government. That faith must be restored if we hope to move forward as a
community. My agenda is simple: Do what is best for the people of Hardee County, not what is best for myself or a chosen few.

I believe that I can make a difference in the future of Hardee County.


"As a husband,
father, and
business owner I
.... am keenly aware

Soof the county's

Challenges and
opportunities"
About Mike...
I am a 1982 graduate of Hardee High School, and a 1985 graduate of SFCC. I am
part owner and manager of Orange Enterprises, Inc. in Zolfo Springs. My father,
Ken Thompson and his partners started this company in Hardee County in 1974.
We provide Citrus Hcdging services to the citrus industry statcwidc. We currently
employ about 20 people in Hardee County. 1 started out sweeping floors and
driving tractors while in High School. I have been in management for over 20
years. My wife Sheri is a 1987 HHIS graduate and.currently a kindergarten teacher
at Zolfo Elementary School. We have been married for 22 years and have two
children, Jillian, 12 and Emily, 10. Our family is actively involved in the Wauchula
campus of Celebration Church.


I will...
Support and encourage smart growth
We must prepare ourselves for the day that our phosphate reserves are exhausted.
We must create an environment which attracts business and industry to our county.
The infrastructure and schools of the county must be improved.

Require open, honest communication and accurate information for taxpayers
Serving on the Hardee County Planning and Zoning board for five years and as
chairman for four years, has taught me that research, communication and integrity
are key to moving our county in a positive direction.

Require fiscal responsibility
The citizens of this county are concerned about how their money is being spent.
Over the next 10 years, in excess of One Billion Dollars will flow through the
government entities in Hardee County. Every penny of this money must be spent
wisely and fully accounted for. I believe that a $47 million budget for a population
of 28,000 is excessive. Whatever you think of the quality of our government, we
have reached a level of spending that we cannot continue or afford.

Evaluate personnel and procedures to improve effectiveness
County employees should be evaluated and held to standards of integrity and
effectiveness. If employees do not meet these standards, I will support their
replacement with qualified personnel


I appreciate your support and ask for your vote on November 6th!