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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage

106th Year, No. 15
3 Sections, 32 Pages

Thursday, March 23, 2006

'The Story Of Jesus' Is Resurrected

Hurricane Had Forced Famous
Play's Cancellation In 2005

Of The Herald-Advocate
The two-act, three-hour stirring
drama, "The Story of Jesus,"
begins its five weekend presenta-
tion on Friday night.
"It's going real well. The ticket
sales are up. There is a renewed
enthusiasm in the cast. It's the best
it's been," said Mike Graham of
Power & Light Productions, who
coordinates the annual play which
tells the story of Christ Jesus from
His birth through His resurrection
and concludes with His triumphant
"The Story of Jesus" can be seen
at the Cattlemen's Arena off
Altman Road west of Wauchula.
The 10 performances are Friday
and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m.
from tomorrow (Friday) through
April 21-22. Tickets are $10 for
.side sections or $14 for the center.
Every performance is enhanced
by interpreting for the hearing-

impaired by several translators on
stage blending in with the crowds
around Jesus, allowing the hearing-
impaired to enjoy the movement of
the play while understanding what
is happening.
The play cannot start before
dark. Hence, the beginning at' 8
p.m., making the conclusion at 11
p.m. or later. Act I covers the life of
Christ from His Christmas birth to
Palm Sunday. After intermission,
Act II covers from the Last Supper
to His Second Coming.
Volunteer Chris Price was busy
Tuesday with some touchup paint-
ing at the arena, which has been
transformed into a huge replica of
the Holy Land, including scenes of
Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Herod's
palace, even the Jordan River. It's
taken dozens of volunteers working
feverishly since the county fair
closed only weeks ago.
"I'm excited. I missed it last year.

Public Hearing On

The Son of Man returns in power and majesty when "every knee will bow and every tongue confess Him as Lord." It's the stirring
conclusion of the three-hour drama, "The Story of Jesus," which opens on Friday evening.

Former Opponent Questions Commissioner's Residency

Complaint Against Bryant Has Been Taken To The Governor's Office

' Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County Commissioner
Minor Bryant told The Herald-
Advocate Tuesday that he does
indeed live in District 1, the district
he represents.
He spends most nights at a
mobile home at 2954 Moye Road.
He rents the mobile home from
Frankie Albritton.
His former main residence is at
1685 State Rd. 62, about 1.5 to 2
-miles away. That location is in
District 2, represented by Nick
Gene Davis, a salesman for
Stedem Ford and a District I candi-
date in the 2004 County
Commission election, has contin-
ued to challenge Bryant's official
residence. Both are Democrats.
In the Aug. 31, 2004, primary
election Bryant defeated Davis,

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Classifieds 6B
Courthouse Report.........6C
Community Calendar......4A
Crime Blotter............... 11C
Hardee Living..................2B
Information Roundup.....4A
Obits 4A

1,709 to 1,092 votes. Before the
election Bryant lived at 1685 State
Rd. 62. Bryant had been a county
commissioner for 12 years in
District 1 before being defeated in
2000 by Bill Lambert, a
Republican, by 3,219 to 3,109
In the Nov. 2, 2004, general elec-
tion Bryant won with 3,180 votes
compared with Lambert, who ran
as an independent, 2,109 votes, and
Republican Joe Smith, 1,816 votes.
Bryant advertised before Nov. 2,
2004, election that his new address
is 2954 Moye Road. His ad noted
the County Commission changed


Goes To

Of The Herald-Advocate
A trial is set to begin Monday for
a former school administrator here
who contends his civil rights were
violated when his contract was not
renewed after two years.
Kenneth liames, who served as
an assistant principal at Hardee
Junior High School in 2002-03 and
2003-04, is suing the Hardee
County School Board in U.S.
District Court for the Middle
District of Florida in Tampa.
An attempt at settlement by
mediation failed.
Following that, a trial has been
scheduled for three days.
Representing liames are Robert

the district boundary in 2003 to the
center of State Rd. 62. He
researched the state statutes and
said it was legal to move across the
highway, changing his address on
his driver's license and canceling
homestead exemption. "The
Statutes require you to establish
residency by the day of election
which I have done so I can qualify
to serve the people of Hardee
County," his Oct. 28, 2004, ad in
The Herald-Advocate stated.
Davis challenged Bryant's resi-
dency in late 2004 to the Florida
Ethics Commission. He has also
been in contact with the governor's

office again and the state attorney
general's office. "I got referred to
several different state agencies,"
said Davis.
Suzie Still of the Commission
Issuance Section of the Bureau of
Elections Records in Tallahassee
told Davis in an E-mail the "divi-
sion's opinion, as stated in DE 90-
04, as to the residency requirement
for a county commissioner is that
he must be a resident at the time of
election. Florida law equates a
'legal residence' with a permanent
residence. The key element of resi-
dency is the intent of the individual,

Proposed I
Of The Herald-Advocate
What route will U.S. 17 take
south of Zolfo Springs when it is
A public hearing next Thursday,
March 30, will show preliminary
plans for the four-laning of 10.9
miles of U.S. 17 from Zolfo
Springs south to the DeSoto
County line,
The hearing will be held at the
Hardee County Agri-Civic Center
at Stenstrom and Altman Roads
west of Wauchula. From 6 to 7 p.m.
visitors may stroll around and look
at the many project boards outlin-
ing plans for the highway.
At 7 p.m., staff from the Florida
Department of Transportation
(DOT) and Inwood Consulting
Engineers of Oviedo will be on
hand to make a formal presentation
of the highway plans.
For anyone unable to attend at
that time, the plan is available for
review from March 9 through April
10 at the Hardee County Library in
Courthouse Annex II, 315 N. 6th
Ave. (U.S. 17 South), Wauchula or
Zolfo Springs Town Hall, 3210
U.S. 17 South in Zolfo Springs.
Anyone who wants to comment
on the proposed plan may do so
until April 10 by sending comments

i.S. 17 Path
to Tony Sherrard, DOT Project
Manager, 801 N. Broadway Ave.,
Bartow, FL, 33830, or calling him
at 863-519-2304, e-mail at
antone.sherrard@dot.state.fl.us or
by fax at 863-519-1921.
"Improvements to U.S. 17 are
needed to accommodate anticipated
traffic growth along the corridor, to
improve hurricane evacuation and
to improve the safety of the road-
way, says DOT.
Total estimated cost for design,
right-of-way acquisition, construc-
tion, engineering and inspection for
the 10.9-mile portion of U.S. 17 is
estimated at $111.6 million. So far,
the design of segment 2, from
Sweetwater Road to Zolfo Springs,
has been included in the 2006 DOT
budget and construction of segment
1, from Sweetwater Road south to
DeSoto County, is in the 2011 DOT
The DOT District I budget
includes Charlotte, DeSoto,
Glades, Hendry, Highlands, Lee,
Manatee, Okeechobee, Polk and
Sarasota counties beside Hardee
County, said DOT liaison Susan
King, who advised that each of the
counties had had long-range pro-
jects delayed even farther by esca-
lating costs for concrete, fuel and
See U.S. 17 3A


The musical comedy "Once Upon A Mattress" kicks off a dual weekend run this Friday night at the Historic Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium, 225 E. Main St. The play, performed by the Hardee County Players, is a zany but true version of the story of the princess
and the pea. Performances feature many local school teachers and students as well as Players regulars. Tickets are $5 at the door
or $10 for a family, and include a chance to win a lift chair donated by Pride Mobility Products Corp. Friday and Saturday shows
this weekend and next are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees are at 2:30.

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106th Year, No. 15
3 Sections, 32 Pages

plus 4,: sile, tax

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Kelly s Column

The Hardee High varsity baseball team is playing some good ball again
this season.

The Iraq war is entering its fourth year. There are varied opinions on
the progress or lack of progress on the war.

Edner "Cherry Bomb" Cherry will put his NABA lightweight title on
the line May 12 in the main event at the A La Carte Pailion in Tampa. The
match will likely be televised on ESPN2. Starfight Productions is produc-
ing the boxing matches.
Cherry has brought a lot of publicity to Wauchula and Hardee County
in the boxing game in the U.S. He is employed by Royal's Furniture.

The weather has been very dry recently in Hardee County. The Peace
River and area streams have low water levels.
Citrus trees are in bloom. The strawberry season is nearing an end. The
Blueberry season is about to begin. Th, citrus: harvest is at the mid-point.

Continued From 1A

'I love the 'new seats here," said
Price who also participants in the
cast, child care and other duties.
There was extra refurbishing of
the sets required because of hurri-
cane damage to them. Other volun-
teers have. made many new cos-
tumes for the infant, child and three
adults who portray Jesus, as well as
His disciples, the Sanhedrin leaders
and Roman rulers, and many others
who take part in the play.
There is much attention to detail
aid the striking special effects
required to make the play authentic.
:."I don't 'know if its the coming-
back-fron'-hurricane syndrome or
what, but there are more workers
and cast members and a high level
of commitment," said Graham.
"I know it's unusual. I've been to
outdoor drama conventions, where
Similar laige dramas have eight to
10 full-timne staff, a casting director,
artistic director, etc. Ours may be
the only one in the country done
with 98 percent volunteers.
"People continuously tell us it's
the best Passion Play they've been
in or seen. They say people, cast

Fathers, like mothers, are not
born. Men grow into fathers-
and fathering is a very impor-
tant stage in their development.
-David M. Gottesman

A headline on a high school
tennis story on Page 3B last
week inadvertently mispelled
a player's name. It should
-have correctly spelled Josh
Ready's name.

'At The Herald-Advocate, we
want accuracy to be a given,
not just our goal. If you
believe we have printed an
error in fact, please call to
report it. We will review the
information, and if we find it.
needs correction or clarifica-
tion, we will do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.

and visitors alike,
by this play. The
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said Graham.
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round-the-clock "
days before the pl
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Wednesday morn
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which intent can be factually sup-.
ported." She added Section 114.01
provides that a vacancy occurs
upon the officer's failure to main-
tain the residence required by law.
The home at 1685 State Rd. 62 is
owned by Bryant and his wife
Mary. That home carries a home-
stead exemption. Bryant said his
wife claims the homestead exemp-
tion and not him. The couple owns
34.8 acres at the State Rd. 62 site.
On Oct. ", 2004, Bryant told the
Hardee County Property
Appraiser's office to take his name
off the homestead exemption and
have it in his wife's name only.
Bryant's current driver's license

shows the 2954 Moye Road
Davis' complaint reached the
governor's office earlier this year.
Bryant said Tuesday he expects a
ruling or-opinion from the gover-
nor's office within two months.
Bryant has a folder with related
information. The county attorney,
Ken Evers, also has a file of infor-
mation on the residency issue
regarding Bryant.
Bryant recently told the gover-
nor's office he spends about 60 per-
cent of his house time at Moye
Road and about 40 percent at the
State Rd. 62 address. His office, is.
at State Rd. 62.
"I usually go to the mobile home
on Moye Rd. late at night and leave
early in morning. I spend most
nights at Moye Rd. My wife stays
at the home on 62," said Bryant. :
Davis said Bryant's State Rd. 62

Continued From 1A '
...- F. McKee and Melissa C. Mihok,
Kelly & McKee in Tampa. TI
School Board 'is represented I
are affected more Allen C. Sang of Carman, Bea
ey are stirred up, champ & Sang of Winter Park.
ery moved by it," "It will be good to finally bring
to resolution," Schools Superinte
anteers face nearly, dent Dennies said on Tuesd;
work in the final of next week's impending jury trial
lay premiers. "The liames claims his contract wi
ce, but there's a lot, the board was not renewed because
aid Graham on', at a School Advisory Committ
ing. meeting on Oct. 6, 2003, he spol
ome scenes each against a Teacher Committee pl
fresh for the cast, for the expenditure of state awa
aid Graham, who money the school received for i
nall church scene' improved Florida Comprehensi'
tgo and has seen it Assessment Test scores.
ia announced on He asserts his First' Amendme
stations and their right to free speech was violated.
cala to Fort Myers, '. Jones and the board, via attorn
ly used website Sang, counter that liames' perfo
dozen video clips mance was unsatisfactory by- t]
on www.storyofje-. conclusion of the 2002-03 scho
'year, :and' that Principal M
ets, or for more' Robinson did' not want 'him
all 375-4031: or return for a second, year. Jone
e given above. Thet however, encouraged Robinson
Productions office allow liames a second opportunity
es north of the SR When his second year "did n
on the west side of improve as had been hoped," it w
old Citrus Store decided that his contract would n
be renewed for a third year, San
iect Graham to be wrote in a trial brief.
u. Volunteer assis- liames, he said, "was seen
e he runs back and insubordinate and divisive .
eating last-minute self-promoter putting himsi
uming and many above what was best for the schc
and the school system."


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house is 1,183 feet off the highway.
"I have an old map that shows the
old boundary line for District I was
1,000 feet off 62.
"Nobody wants to do anything
about this situation. He says he
rents a trailer on Moye Rd. It would
be fraud if you don't live in the dis-
trict you represent. Either he lives
in District 1 and he fraudulently
filed for homestead exemption in
District 2, or he lives in District 2
and should not be representing
District 1."
Bryant said the property owned
by him and his wife goes all the
way to 62.
"I have always voted in District
1. I checked this with former super-
visors of elections Sonny Coker
and Dean Cullins and with Jeff
Ussery, the current supervisor of
Bryant said if the State Rd. 62
house was a few feet away from the
District I and 2 boundary or if part
of the house was in each district, it
is a "dead issue, past history" con-
cerning .his 12 years on the com-
mission from 1988 to 2000.
Bryant said county attorney
Evers checked with the Florida
Ethics Commission and found there
was no problem with Bryant rent-
ing and staying in a mobile home
on Moye Rd. in District 1.
Bryant said the County
Commission should have drawn
new district lines in 2001 following
the 2000 federal census, held every-
10 years, instead of waiting until
2003. Bryant then could have run
for County Commission in 2002
from District 2 from his State Rd.
62 house.
Bryant said he withdrew his
name from the homestead exemp-
tion at 62 because his wife did not
want to move to Moye Rd. "She is
joint owner and applied for the
homestead exemption."
Davis said he contacted the gov-
ernor's office in late 2004 and was
referred to various departments.
"Two months ago the governor's
office turned this over to the coun-
ty attorney."
Davis said he may hire an attor-
ney to try to get Bryant removed
from office. One private citizen



"e, Davis
ee offered to pay half of the attorney's
ke fees and several others offered to
an share the legal costs, said Davis.
rd Davissaidhereis a groupof 6 or 7
its private citizens, who do not want to
ve be named or have any publicity,
who want to 'push the issue. "A
fnt lawsuit would have to be in my
name only. The others want to
ey remain anonymous."
trd Davis said some people have
he been watching the mobile home on
o01 Moye Rd. andc the house on 62 to
ae keep track of where Bryant's vehi-
to cle is. "He is not living at the trail-
ns- er. He does not deserve to be a
to county commissioner. He has mis-
y-. led the people of the county in the
Lot 1990s and is still doing it."
as Bryant said of Davis, "How does
ot he know where I am? He works
ng north of Fort Meade. I go late at
night and leave early in the morn-
as ing at Moye Rd. I am there very lit-
a tle in the daytime, but keep the
elf place up and the yard mowed. I
ol have not misled the people, I print-
ed in my ad before the election
where my new residence would
Bryant said a law case in 1947
says the best evidence of a person's
residence is where he says it is. "I
claim I stay there and rent it. I feel
quite certain I have met every statu-
tory requirement. I corresponded
Ll through the Elections Commission
s and the supervisor of elections
X office. I did not have to live in the
new residence until the date of the
election. I intend to stay there as
long as I am in office in the dis-
Bryant said he attended a hearing
on the proposed new district
boundaries in 2003 and challenged
the timing of the redistricting, say-
ing it changed his house location on
62 from District 1 to District 2, and
he considered it "gerrymandering."
The minutes show Chairman
Lambert asked attorney Fournier if
he considered any part of the new
redistricting gerrymandering.
Fournier said no, that the county
tried to follow the methodology for
redistricting using roads rather than
rivers, streams, creeks and avoided
using section lines, as it creates
problems distinguishing on which
side of a district line someone lives.
Davis brought a confidential

complaint to the Florida Elections,
Commission in December 2004
against Bryant and also the state
attorney's office. Davis alleged
Bryant "does not live in District 1.
He lives on the south side of Hwy.
62. The boundary line is north of
Hwy. 62. He has filed for home-
stead exemption on this property
and also check FEMA records of
Hurricane Charley. Mr Bryant
should not have been on the ballot.
The Elections Commission in
November, 2004, found no proba-
ble cause on the complaint and dis-
missed the case.
Davis filed a complaint to the
Florida Commission of Ethics
about the residency and that Bryant
and his family leased land from the
phosphate industry. Deputy
Executive Director and General
Counsel Philip Claypool in
November 2004 wrote the residen-
cy issue should be determined by
elections laws rather than ethics
laws. Claypool wrote that the facts
involved would determine if there
were ethics violations, noting the
Ethics Commission concluded a
Hamilton County Commissioner
was not prohibited from being
employed by a phosphate mining
company with operations in the
county and that a Polk County
Commissioner was not prohibited
from purchasing land from phos-
phate companies.
'Bryant said his family, but not
himself, has leases with phosphate
lands for cattle and that he runs the
cattle operation.
Bryant said he gets mail at both
Davis wrote a letter to Florida
Attorney General Charlie Christ
that stated, "No one else wants to
hear about this, so please help me
on this matter. Mr. Bryant has never
lived in District 1, which he repre-
sents. Anyone can have a mailing
address. All of Hardee County
knows about this including the sup.
of elections. Mr. Bryant thinks he is
about the law on this matter. Have
someone check this out and you
will see."
The Florida Division of Elections
assistant general counsel Marielba
Torres in December 2003 wrote
Cullins in an informal opinion that
"the legal sufficiency of a candi-
date's claim of residency is not a
matter into which the Department
of State or the county supervisor of
elections are allowed to question or
determine when receiving qualify-
ing papers.",
She wrote that a candidate must
become a resident of the district at
the time of election. "Residency is
generally defined as being synony-
mous' with domicile." The terms
legal resident, permanent resident,
domicile and permanent abode are
"distinguished from temporary res-
idence the key element of resi-
dency is the intent of the individual.

The permanent residence is wher-
ever a person intends to make' a
permanent domicile which can be
factually supported.
"The person's intent is generally
factually supported by items such
as the residential address 'listed on'
the person's driver's license, where
he/she is registered to vote, the
mailing address regularly used,
where the person claims homestead
exemption, other tax receipts, etc.
Whether someone is a resident of a
particular district depends on the
surrounding circumstances and the
intent of the candidate," wrote
"If the candidate does not sub-
scribe the above cited oath in a
truthful manner, he/she could be
criminally prosecuted for false
swearing .. the determination of
residency will ultimately be made
by a court of law."
"Additional recourses may be
available such as internal county
commissioner procedures for the
suspension and/or dismissal' *of
board members, and the situation
may trigger constitutional provi-
sions regarding vacancies in office.
Cullins' letter had asked, "Will a
candidate's wife be able to claim
homestead exemption on the home
if the husband rents property and is
living in another district and they
are still legally married?"
Torres' response was, "TJae
Division of Elections does not have
statutory authority to issue opinions
on legal provisions ,outside the
Election Code. For legal interpreta-
tion on the permissibility of specif-
ic homestead exemption claims, the
candidate may wish to contact
his/her local tax collector."
Torres wrote, "A county comm s-
sioner must maintain residence in
the district from which elected 1Dr
the duration of the term of office ar
a vacancy is created." ,

Elderly Man Dies.
Of Apparent Suicide
An 81-year-old rural Bowl ng
Green man was found dead 4ast
week in a grove near his home.
Floyd Polk, of 2581 Polk Road,
was discovered at about 6:50 a m.
that Wednesday, lying in a grove
behind his home and along My es
Road. A shotgun was nearby, sher-
iff's spokesman Claude Harris Jr.
said .- -- ;'*
His'body was found by 'a neigh-
bor, who called authorities. .
Harris said Polk had been ill and
in constant pain for some time.

Cats can work out mathemat-
ically the exact place to sit that
will cause most inconvenience.
-Pam Brown

Nutrition Notes

The latest report card on the nutritional composition of the American
diet tells us a lot about the food choices we've been making. If we reshape
our eating patterns, we could improve our nutrient intake 'and lower our risk
of cancer and other health problems.
The new publication, which details our nutritional shortcomings, is ,
called What We Eat in America: NHANES 2001-2002. It's based on a fed-
eral dietary survey of almost 9,000 people. Almost all of the'shortfalls iden-
tified in this report can be corrected by eating a balanced, mostly plant-
based diet recommended in both the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for
Americans and the American Institute for Cancer Research's cancer' pre-
vention guidelines.
Results of the survey show that almost a third of us get too little vita-
min C, almost half get too little vitamin A, more than half get too little mag-
nesium, and at least 92 to 97 percent get too little fiber and potassium. Since
vegetables, fruits and beans are major sources for these nutrients, to end any
deficiency we might have, most of us should try to eat three-and-a-half to
five cups of vegetables and fruits a day. The survey indicates that all of us
need to expand our produce choices and learn to enjoy more dark green and
orange vegetables and more fruit.
These particular nutrients are important because they help lower the
risk of our major health problems: cancer, heart disease, high blood pres-
sure and diabetes. When we expand the amounts and variety of vegetables,
fruits and beans we eat, we get a wide range of natural phytochemicals,
along with these nutrients, that seem to keep blood vessels healthy and
block several steps in the cancer development process.
By including more whole grains in our choice of breads, cereals, rice
and pasta, we can also get more magnesium, potassium and fiber. If we aim
for three or four servings of whole grains a day, we can still include a few
of the refined grain products that we find hardest to give up. Too m my
refined carbohydrates can mean too many calories that challenge we: ht
According to the survey, vitamin E consumption falls below recom-
mended levels for 93 percent of us. Getting enough of this vitamin pos"s a
challenge, because its major sources are high-fat, high-calorie vegetable
oils, nuts, and seeds, although some can be found in dark green leafy veg-
etables. You can use soft tub margarine and canola or olive oil to add vita-
min E to your diet without too much saturated fat. However, people who are
trying to cut back on calories may have difficulty getting enough vitami t E
this way without exceeding their calorie limit.
Vitamin E supplements aren't a good option, however. New stuc.es
confirm past findings that these supplements don't protect against heart cis-
ease or cancer. Furthermore, some researchers suggest that the gamma-
tocopherol form of vitamin E, which is more abundant in nuts and seeds,
may lower cancer risk. Supplements with the alpha-tocopherol form should
be considered carefully, because they can reduce blood levels of the gamma
form. If you wish to take vitamin E supplements, you should use one M ith
mixed tocopherols.
The only other common nutritional deficiencies found in the survey
that can't be fixed by taking the steps above are shortages of calcium L.od
vitamin D. To remedy these shortcomings, from the age of nine onward 0\e
need three daily servings of dairy orcalcium-fortified juice, cereal, or
soymilk. These servings provide the calcium linked with. sturdy bones,
blood pressure control and possibly less colon cancer. For the elderly .ind
anyone else who is advised to aim for the highest intake levels of vitamin -
D, a supplement may be needed.

Continued From 1A

Miscellaneous yard Sales

March 23, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3A

IU.S. 17
Continued From 1A
other construction expenses.
"That's why we are looking at
Strategic Intermodal road funds,
Fjregional incentives and others,
doing the best we can to stretch
dollars to the most projects possi-
.,ble," she said.
0 Alex Hull; of Inwood, presented
-,the video on the four-laning plan
,for U.S. 17, which "is part of the
.Florida Intrastate Highway System
,and the Strategic Intermodal
System as well as being identified
in the Hardee County Comprehen-
sive Land Use Plan as a major road
.in the county."
DOT has already bought the old
'Seaboard Coastline Railroad adja-
cent to U.S. 17 and will use parts of
it for expansion of the highway. In
some places, it diverges too far
from the highway to be used that
way because of elevation, curva-
ture or geometrical layout, but will
be used for retention ponds.
Accordingly, the nearly 11-mile
highway project was divided into
-:,three preferred parts for widening
Portion I is from the DeSoto
SCounty line to just north of Charlie
''Creek. It will tie into the already
^four-laned of U.S. 17 at the DeSoto
.County line and continue north
'with right-of-way acquisition first
'to the west and then to the east of
the existing U.S. 17 to avoid Gard-
b'ner Cemetery. It would include the
acquisition of two residences, one
business and one church.
1/' It shifts back west where the
existing Charlie Creek bridge
-would be widened for the north-
'bound lanes and a new bridge built
"for the southbound lanes. New


-d Dr. Findlay Moye Pdte,'65, -died
at Winter Haven Hospital on March
bni21, 2006.
He was born Jan. 24, 1941, in
Davisboro, Ga., to William Wayne
Pate Sr. and Valeria Moye Pate. He
-1*retired from the University of
*Florida'in June 2005 after 35 years
*3of service, with the last 22 years as
H""center director at the Ona Research
Center. He was an avid hunter and
SHe was preceded in death by one
son, Craig Moye Pate, and his par-
Dr. Pate is.survived by his wife of
__45 years, Vicky Scruggs Pate; two
daughters, Julie. Criser-Page of
,fiAlpharetta, .6a., and Celia Pate of
,q ,Wauchula; one son, Joel Pate
ai(Tracy) of Wauchula; one sister,
Carolyn Pate Sheppard of
.Sandersville, Ga. and one brother,
1.9'William Wayne Pate Jr., of
4jDavisboro, Ga.; and four grand-
-. children, Emah Criser-Pate, Hugh
P. ate, Kaitylyn Kennedy and Wyatt
Visitation hours are 6 to 8 p.m.
Thursday evening at Brant Funeral
,Chapel and Friday at 10:30 a.m.
preceding the services at 11 at First
",United Methodist Church, Wau-
chula. Interment will be in
Davisboro, Ga., on Sunday.
In lieu of flowers donations may
be made to the Florida Cattlemen's
Brant Funeral Chapel

north- and southbound bridges
would be built to replace the
Charlie Creek relief structure.
Portion 2 begins north of Charlie
Creek and continues on to the
southern limits of Zolfo Springs. It
will use a combination of the rail-
road right-of-way and additional
right-of-way along the west side of
U.S. 17. South of College Lane.
The Deadman's Curve north of
Bronco Road will be smoothed out.
The alignment then shifts to the
east side of the road with the exist-
ing bridge over Alligator Branch
replaced with two new bridges.
Portion 3 begins at the southern
limits of Zolfo Springs and contin-
,ues north to Third Avenue where it
will tie into the existing four-lane
U.S. 17. It follows the railroad cor-
ridor and Oak Street with the addi-
tion of 77 feet of additional right of
way needed along the east side of
the existing Oak Street portion.
Another consideration in the pro-
ject is a noise barrier on the east
side of U.S. 17 adjacent to the
Brookside Bluffs community.
Every effort will be made to
maintain the existing U.S. 17 traffic
while the new lanes are constructed
and then the traffic switched over to
the new lanes while the existing
lanes are reconstructed.



For 3 Days

Of The Herald-Advocate
A sheriff's deputy whose girl-
friend accused him of domestic
violence has been suspended for
related violations of departmental
David Eugene Drake, a 10-year
veteran of the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office, was suspended
without pay for three days last
month in connection with an inci-
dent on Nov. 11.
Further, his girlfriend, Maria Del
Carmen Deleon, obtained a court
injunction for protection against
him, as did he against her. Drake
and Deleon have since separated.
Sheriff's spokesman Maj.
Claude Harris Jr. said the couple
resided in Avon Park at the time,.
where Deleon filed a criminal com-
plaint against Drake for battery.
The State Attorney's Office, how-
ever, declined to prosecute the case.
An internal investigation by
sheriff's authorities here deter-
mined that part of its probe to be
unfounded, Harris said.
But the second part of the inter-
nal investigation was sustained, he
In it, Drake was accused of using
his patrol vehicle while off-duty on
Nov. 11 to drive from Avon Park to
his girlfriend's sister's house .on
Heard Bridge Road. While there,
he said, Drake engaged in indoor
and outdoor arguments which cre-
ated a disturbance, according to
This, Capt. Richard Dick found,
was in violation of the agency's
Policy & General Orders pertaining
to the Code of Conduct and the
Code of Ethics.
Drake was issued the suspension
and was subsequently transferred to
the Detention Division for an inde-
terminate period of time, at his
same rank and pay level, while he
"sorts out issues," Harris said.

We hope that, when the insects
take over the world, they will
remember with gratitude how
we took them along on all our


A $20,000 check passes from Operation Round Up board members to Resthaven board members (from front left) James Haskins,
Julian Tharp, B.J. Haney, Hollis Albritton Jr., Mary Lois Crawley, the Rev. Jim Williams, Sylvia Thornton, Bill Hodge, Marie Dasher,
Bruce Vickers, PRECo General Manager Bill Mulcay and Paul Samuels; missing from photo is Resthaven board member Caroline

PRECo Customers Donate $20,000 To Resthaven

Peace River Electric
Cooperative's Operation Round Up
Charitable Foundation presented a
check for $20,000 last week to its
first applicant and first recipient of
funds, Resthaven.
Resthaven is'an assisted living
facility located in the Lemon Grove
area of Hardee County. Serving as
a home to local senior citizens for
over 50 years, it was heavily dam-
aged by Hurricane Charley in
August 2004.
The facility remained closed.
for nine months while repairs were
being made, which meant all of the
residents had to be moved to anoth-
er facility or go reside with family.
Since its reopening in May 2005,
Resthaven has struggled to regain
its former resident census. Prior to
the storm the facility housed 35 res-
idents; today it has only reached a
level of 26.
Resthaven relies heavily on
contributions and donations from
the community in order to serve

If cats could talk, they wouldn't.
-Nan Porter

these seniors with much-needed
health care. Due to the active 2004
hurricane season, the public's
resources were stretched beyond
their limit.
PRECo's Operation Round Up
program was there to provide the
assistance that Resthaven desper-
ately needed.
Operation Round Up is a vol-
untary program funded by the
members/consumers of the cooper-
ative. PRECo "rounds up" the
members, electric bills to the next
whole dollar amount to fund the
organization, which on average
amounts to $6 per member per year.
The Operation Round Up
Charitable Foundation, an indepen-
dent board made up of nine PRECo
members representing the 10 coun-
ties in PRECo's service territory,
makes management decisions and
oversees the disbursement of
monies to recipients.
The Foundation accepts appli-
cations from individuals and orga-
nizations for needs related to food,
shelter, clothing, health, environ-
ment and education.

For more information or to" visit PRECo's Web site
download an application, you can www.preco.coop.

Summer Pre-K

The Early Learning Coalition of Private
Florida's Heartland is now participate
enrolling for the Summer Voluntary Comp
Pre-Kindergarten (VPK). tion which
This program is free to children Coalition
who will be entering kindergarten Bring
in August and have not attended a tificate an
VPK program during this school Bring
year. dency, suc
The program will be offered at utility bill
Zolfo Springs Elementary School, your nam
3215 Schoolhouse Road, Zolfo post office
Springs. The school site will pro- For mor
vide a full day of services for the visit the E
summer school for approximately of Florida
40 days, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., 324 North
beginning May 31. Breakfast and South) in
lunch will provided. 767-1002

providers are expected to
e Parents must:
plete and sign the applica-
ch is available at the
in the child's birth cer-
d social security card.
in proof of Florida resi-
ch. as a driver's license,
, or a document showing
e and street address. A
box is not sufficient.
-e information, contact or
Early Learning Coalition
a's Heartland located at
h Sixth Avenue (U.S. 17
Wauchula or call (863)
for an appointment.

-Bill Vaughan

. ama '&


Mon. thru Fri. 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Sat. 8:00 a.m. 2:00 p.m.

Bahia $750 per pallet
Floratam $1200 per pallet
+ tax and $5" Refundable Pallet Deposit

Also: Red Mulch Topsoil *
Rock Stone Fill Dirt *
(sold by the yard)

Corner of 7th & Hogan
(Behind Panda Restaurant)






4A The Herald-Advocate, March 23, 2006


Ruth Watson Cochran, 83, of
Daytona Beach, died Wednesday,
March 15, 2006, at Ormond In The
Pines in Ormond Beach.
Born Jan. 11, 1923, in Fort
Meade, she moved to Daytona
Beach 19 years ago from Fort
Meade. She was a 1940 graduate of
Fort Meade High School.
Survivors include one daughter,
Barbara Susan MacCalla of Seattle,
Wash.; six nieces, Edwina Douglas
of Douglas, Ga., LaReace Shultz of
West Palm Beach, Lillian Windham
of Fort Meade, Ellen May of
Bunnell, Leaine Farris of Winter
Haven, Betty Jean Smith of Saint
Marks and Sylvia Lanfair of Lake
Placid; three nephews, John
Murray Smith Jr. of Homosassa,
and James Solomon Watson and
Rocky Allen Watson, both of Lake
Placid; and dear friends Gary
Putman of Seattle, Wash. and
Francis Lewis of Fort Meade.
Visitation was Tuesday, March
21 from 1 hour prior to the funeral
at .2 p.m. at McClean Funeral
Home, followed by interment at
Watson Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade

Elizabeth Coulter, 83, of Winter
Haven, died Saturday, March 16,
2006 at Highlands Lake Center,,
Born Feb. 24, 1923 in Jefferson
County, Ala., she moved to Winter
Haven 25 years ago from Bowling
Green. She was a homemaker and
member of the First Baptist Church
of Bowling Green.
She was preceded in death by her
husband Vernon Coulter.
Survivors include one son,
Thomas Coulter of Lakeland; five
daughters, Deloras Tucker of
Atlanta, Ga.; Linda Redden of
Highland City, Beckey Omar of
Augusta, Ga. and Diane Smedley
and Debbie Avinon, both of Winter
Haven; 16 grandchildren; 25 great-
grandchildren and one great-great-
Visitation was Tuesday, March
21, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Funeral services were
Wednesday at 10 a.m. at the funer-
al home with the Rev. Billy F.
Green officiating. Interment fol-
lowed in Wildwood Cemetery in
Funeral Home

'p Skoving uUe MO/i

Florinda DeLaCruz iGuajardo,
80, of Bowling Green, died Mon-
day, March 21, 2006. in Sun.City,
Center.. ,I
She was'born April 12, 1925 in
LaGrulla, Texas, and came from
there to Hardee County in"1964.
She was a member of St. Michael
Catholic Church, a homemaker,
and an agriculture worker.;:,
Survivors include" five' sons,
Juan Pablo of Austin, Texas,
Jesus of Lakeland, Antonio of
Wauchula, Reynaldo of Bartow
and Martin of Lakeland; eight
daughters, Guadalupe Salinas
and Jesusita Torres,, both of,
Mission, Texas, Beatriz Alcantar
and Melinda Garcia, both of
Bowling Green, Andrea Guajardo
of Salisbury, N.C., Maria Dalia
Valdez of Wauchula; Sylvia
Sanchez of Bowling Green and
Virginia Pleitez of Statesville,
N.C.; half sister, Consuelo
Posada of LaGrulla, Texas; 40
grandchildren; 74 great-grand-
children; and one great-great-
Mass of Christian Burial will
be tomorrow (Friday) 10 a.m. at
St. Michael Catholic Church,
with burial following in
Wauehula Ceme-tery. Visitation
will be Thursday 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts Family Funeral Home,

529 W. Main Street

Provided as a courtesy of
Robarts Family Funeral Home ,

Of The Herald-Advocate
Public opposition forced realtor
Dane Hendry to change his plans
for affordable apartments on the
west end of Stenstrom Road.
Hendry requested a rezone of
five acres from Farm-Residential to
R-3 (multi-family) house to put 50-
60 units with a pool and other
amenities and promised to ensure
that the apartments were well-
Residents in single-family homes
east on Stenstrom, in Knollwood
subdivision and the newest housing
area off Altman Road which abuts
the rear of this property all objected
to the apartments in the single-fam-
ily neighborhood.
After discussion, Hendry agreed
to amend his request to R-I or sin-
gle-family housing "which will is
better for the situation."

In other action in its recent meet-
ing, the Hardee County Commis-
-approved a Proclamation of
April as Confederate History
Month and specifically April 26 as
Confederate Memorial Day, urging


Floyd L. Polk, of Bowling Green,
died March 15, 2006, at his home.
Born Aug. 24, 1924 to the late
Oscar and Ethel Polk, he was a life-
long resident of Hardee County.
He is survived by his wife
Adrianna L. Polk of Bowling
Green; two daughters, Patricia Burt
of Sebring and Irene Luckett 'of
Colorado Springs, Col.; three
brothers, Edgar Polk of Georgia,
Calvin of Frostproof and Gilbert
Polk of Bowling Green; four grand-
children and four great-grandchil-
dren. -
There were no services.
Brant Funeral Chapel

Florinda DeLaCruz Guajardo,
80;Rof Bowling Green, died 'M6n-
day, March 21, 2006, in Sun City
She was born April 12, 1925 in
LaGrulla, Texas, and came from
there to Hardee County in 1964.
She was a member of St. Michael
Catholic Church, a homemaker,
and an agriculture worker.
Survivors include five sons, Juan
Pablo of Austin, Texas, Jesus of
Lakeland, Antonio of Wauchula,
Reynaldo of Bartow and Martin of
Lakeland; eight daughters,
Guadalupe Salinas and Jesusita
Torres, both of Mission, Texas,
Beatriz Alcantar and Melinda
Garcia, both of Bowling Green,
Andrea Guajardo of Salisbury,
N.C., Maria Dalia Valdez of
Wauchula; Sylvia Sanchez of
Bowling Green and Virginia Pleitez
of Statesville, N.C.; half sister,
Consuelo Posada of LaGrulla,
Texas; 40 grandchildren; 74 great-
grandchildren; and one great-great-
' granddaughter.
Mass of Christian Burial will be
tomorrow (Friday) 10 a.m. at St.
Michael Catholic Church, with bur-
ial following in Wauchula Ceme-
tery. Visitation will be Thursday 6-
8 p.m. at Robarts Family Funeral
Home, Wauchula.
Robarts Family Funeral Home

Barbara Ann Pickard, 63, of Fort
Meade, died Monday, March 13, at
Bartow Regional Medical Center.
Bornm July 12, 1942 in Ludington,
Mich., she had moved to Fort
Meade in 1964. She was a home-
maker and of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by one
,son, Steven L. Johnston, one broth-
er Jim Bigsby, and two grand-
.daughters Destiny and Jennifer
Survivors include her husband,
Ralph L. Pickard of Fort Meade;
two sons, Frederick Robert
Johnston and Terry Dale Johnston,
both of Fort Meade; seven brothers,
Ray Bigsby and Leroy Bigsby, both
of Fort Meade, Leon Bigsby of
Polk City, Bob Bigsby of
Auburndale, Harry Bigsby of North
Carolina, and Dwayne Bigsby and

Carl Lavalley, both of Michigan;
three sisters, Betty Elliott of Fort
Meade, Mary Bigsby of Auburn-
dale and Norma Lavalley of
Michigan; six grandchildren; and
two great-grandchildren.
Visitation was Saturday, March
18, 2006 for one hour before the
funeral services at 2 p.m. at the
funeral home. Interment followed
in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Fort
Moody-Brant Funeral Chapel
Fort Meade

residents to study the history of
events between 1861 and 1865
when the Confederate State of
America began and ended its four-
year struggle for sovereignty and
Sherman Cooper and Graylin
Smith of the local W. T. Twiggs
Camp presented the proclamation
and noted that at least 70 and possi-
bly as many as 100 confederate vet-
erans are buried in Hardee County,
some in unmarked graves.
- -heard a word of appreciation
from Jerry Strickland for the use of
Hardee Lake Park for the annual
Boy Scout Rendezvous and ap-
proved use of that park for next
"I'd like to compliment you on
your park. It is beautiful and good
for primitive camping, away from
the traffic at Pioneer Park (where
the Boy Scouts used to meet)."
-approved an agreement with
the governor's office including
Hardee County as part of the South
Central Florida Rural Area of
Critical Economic Concern. In-
terim Economic Development
Council director Roger Pulley and
Commissioner Bobby Ray Smith
will represent the county on the
group which also includes DeSoto,
Glades, Hendry, Highlands and
Okeechobee counties and the com-
munities of Belle Glade, Pahokee,
South Bay and Immokalee.
-approved a 30-acre minor sub-
division. plat for Hardee Land
Cattle Co. near Tolbert Stephens
I-accepted a $7,448 state law
enforcement grant to purchase a
half dozen tasers, holsters, car-
tridge and training modules for the
Sheriff's Department.
-accepted $4,755.37 in un-
claimed money from the Sheriff's
Department, which had made
efforts to advertise and locate the
people who left the funds on
account when they left the jail.
Amounts varied from a low of $1
and $1.28 to high amounts of
$1,973.15 and $263.60.

BBQ Benefits
Homeless Folks
Barbecue and fish fry dinners
can be purchased on Friday and
Saturday fror noon to 6 p.m.,
with proceeds helping Agape
Mission provide a shelter and
transition home iin Hardee
Counrity for the homeless.
The dinners of BBQ ribs and
chicken or grouper and flounder,
with sides of macaroni salad,
hush puppies, cole slaw, potato
salad or baked beans can be
picked up outside the DeLalsla
Boutique, 3309 U.S. 17 North,
Bowling Green. Call Juanita
Wright at 781-0982 for more
information or to make a contri-
bution to the homeless.

Sheriff Warns
Of Mail Scam
Hardee County Sheriff Loran,
Cogburn' warns Hardee Count-
ians about a new scam coming
through the mail. People receive
a check in the mail, cash it and
are to send the money to an I
address abroad. By the time the
bank discovers the check is
counterfeit, the person is out of
the money.
Residents and visitors are
advised to always be suspicious
of any unexpected check that
they receive in the mail.

Chamber Dinner
Monday Evening
Leo Nivils, administrator and
developer of Peace River
Resort, will be the guest speak-
er at Monday evening's Chamb-
er of Commerce monthly dinner
meeting at the Elks Lodge, 318
W. Main St., Wauchula.
Reservations, including pre-
payment of the $12 dinner fee,
are required for the 6:30 p.m.
dinner. For more information, or
to make reservations, call the
Chamber at 773-6967 or stop by
the office at City Hall, 225 E.
Main St., Wauchula.

CFHC Hosts
Spring Fair
Central Florida Health Care
Inc. will sponsor the first annual
Spring Health Fair on Tuesday
from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Main
Street Heritage Park on the cor-
ner of Main Street and Seventh
Avenue in Wauchula.
There will be fun and games
as well as information on com-
munity and fire safety. Everyone
is invited. For more information,
call CFHC at 773-2111.

I- ~ i

This photo shows W.O. Abernathy, formerly of Bowling Green, making the 10,000-mile mark in his
walking for health in June 2005 in Washington, D.C. The Marine Guards were called to help cel-
ebrate this milestone. Abernathy until recently had been walking since June 2001. He moved to
the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., in May 2001. Abernathy, 92, walked
1,500 more miles since the photo was taken. One son Bill lives in Bowling Green. Son Charles
lives in Virginia. W.O. Abernathy just recently had one of his feet removed by surgery and is in a
military nursing home in Washington, D.C.


Sports Sense
& Nonsense
By Joan Seaman

After a pair of district wins last week, the ever-improving baseball
Hardee Wildcats now lead Class 4A District 10 with a 5-1 record. The Cats
are 12-3 overall, including preseason action. The Cats have won over arch-
rival Sebring twice in one-run games. The Cats' only district loss was to
DeSoto, which upped its record to 4-3 in district play. Friday night's game
is the first against district opponent Sarasota Booker.

Congratulations are in order for senior Daniel Moore and junior Ricky
Wiggins in recent weightlifting victories in their weight classes. They and
their teammates are gearing up for the April 6 Sectional meet at Fort

Andrea Parkinson displayed her talent in running and field events at
last Saturday's huge track meet at Disneyworld. The soph placed fifth,
sixth, seventh and eighth in the four events she participated in against hun-
dreds of others.

Hardee tennis teams are coming by victories slowly. Both the girls and
boys teams won at Braden River but lost at Lemon Bay. The boys played a
marathon against Sebring at home, losing 4-3.

The junior varsity boys baseball team took it on the chin twice last-
week, and look to recoup in games this week and next.

The softball girls are suffering from injuries and absences to the point
that the junior varsity team cannot field enough players. For the time being,
at least, the softball girlswill be playing varsity-only games.

Junior high volleyball is off until after Spring Break, a much-needed
time for. Hardee teams to begin the second season on an up note. They have
been on the road in the early season and will face a series of home match-
es when they resume play.
Mefi's Church League will get under way on April 4.

In Dixie League youth sports, the Culligan Water Conditioning Braves
were undefeated in taking the AA or Machine Pitch season title, while the
AAA or Minors division C& B Cattle Yankees won the top spot.
Several Hardee teams were in the recent Pattas tournament in Bartow
and did extremely well among a lot of opposition. In the Majors division,
the Nicholson Supply Reds lost in the championship game and the Hardee
Orange team placed fourth. In. the Minors division, Hardee teams were
among the' top four of 21 teams. The Pete's Pharmacy Athletics won the
championship game, with the Hardee Devil Rays as the runner-up and the
* Yankees fourth overall. Congratulations to the players and coaches.

In golf news, the field has been set for the 38th annual Ben Hill Griffin
Memorial tournament this weekend in Lake Wales. Among the competitors
are Hardee's Matt Moye, Ken Sanders and Colon Lambert.
'Congratulations are also in order for Bowling Green's Theo Jones, who
capped his collegiate :basketball career by being named to the MIAA
Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll. The senior guard is a criminology
major who maintained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better to qualify for
selection. While pursuing academics, Jones has also made his mark in
hoops, with a career high of 17 points against Rollins which included four
three-pointers. He also had highs of six-for-six at the charity stripe against
Emporia State and three blocked shots against Eastern New Mexico.
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Nutrition Notes

A recent study punches a small hole in the popular theory that says a
low glycemic index (GI) diet can influence our body's hormones and make
weight loss easier. According to this. theory publicized by some researchers
and diet books, we can avoid surges in our blood sugar, keep our insulin
.levels lower and put our bodies in a fat-burning mode, rather than a fat-stor-
:ing mode, by eating foods with a low-GI value. Some research even sug-
gests that controlling insulin levels with low-GI foods could help reduce the
risk of certain cancers. But this new study shows that regulating your calo-
rie intake could affect your weight more than a low glycemic diet.
In this new randomized controlled study, people ate either a high- or
low-GI diet for 12 weeks. Both groups lost an equal amount of weight dur-
ing that time. The reason appears to be the calorie restrictions placed on the
individuals based on their energy needs, not the GI value of the foods they
ate. The weight loss and/or calorie restriction also appear to explain the
equal improvements both groups experienced in their insulin function.
Although more research will be needed to confirm the findings of this
study, it presents the first evidence to date refuting the popular idea that
low-GI foods lead to metabolic activity that promotes weight loss. In this
theory, carbohydrates with a high GI, like sweets, potatoes, white rice and
refined grains, are digested quickly, raising blood sugar and leading to a
swift insulin response. As a result, it's been suggested that high GI foods
send blood sugars out of control, make weight control more difficult and
increase cancer risk. Some studies suggest that high insulin levels might
promote the development of colon, breast, prostate and other cancers.
Foods with a low GI, on the other hand, are digested and absorbed more
slowly, causing a lower rise in insulin. These foods include whole-grain
products, beans, and most vegetables and fruits.
"Glycemic load" is the term in this theory used for the combined GI
value of the foods someone eats and the amounts eaten. Several studies sug-
gest-that a diet with a high glycemic load doubles the risk of heart disease
in those who are overweight. One recent study showed that people on a diet
with a low glycemic load lost more weight, especially more waistline fat,
than another group on a high glycemic load diet. Advocates for this theory
:say that a low glycemic load diet may promote weight loss by keeping peo-
:.ple's hunger satisfied longer or by mobilizing the body to burn body fat.
* :But some studies on low glycemic load show no weight difference, so a per-
son's calorie intake could be the critical factor for any weight loss this diet
might bring.
Calories could also explain any glycemic connection to cancer risk. A
variety of studies suggests that keeping insulin levels from rising could
directly protect against cancer. Yet research paints a mixed picture about
any link between glycemic index or glycemic load and cancer risk. Some
studies link high GI foods or high glycemic load to a range of 24 to almost
72 percent greater risk of colon, pancreatic, prostate, uterine, stomach, or
postmenopausal breast cancers. But some studies show that only the over-
weight are at risk, while other studies show no link at all.
Even if glycemic load does affect weight control or cancer risk, it's
more than likely that calorie control has as much or greater influence. To
incorporate both ideas in your eating habits, take appropriate portion sizes
of mostly plant-based meals and snacks that include a wide variety of fruits,
vegetables, whole grains and beans. This type of diet should have a fairly
low glycemic load. This type of diet with its many nutrients and phyto-
chemicals also offers the most proven protection against cancer, when com-
bined with regular exercise for optimal weight control.

Since prostate cancer is a common cancer faced by American men, it's
understandable that a lot of media and scientific attention should focus on
,nutrients and phytochemicals that might help prevent this disease. But sev-
eral recent studies suggest that many men may be overlooking a risk factor
that is literally right in front of them: a bulging waistline. Moreover, sever- ,
al studies now suggest that being significantly overweight may promote the
development of a more aggressive form of prostate cancer.
In one of the new studies that show the risk from excessive body fat,
among men treated for prostate cancer, those who had gained more than

about three-and-a-half pounds a year between the ages of 25 and 40 were
twice as likely to have this cancer recur as men who gained less weight.
According to this study, men who were obese when diagnosed with prostate
cancer were more likely to have the cancer return than leaner men. The
impact on recurrence was even stronger if they were obese by age 40.
Blood tests for prostate-specific antigens (PSAs) also link obesity with
prostate cancer's return after prostate surgery in studies at the Johns
Hopkins School of Medicine. Even after accounting for the stage and type
of prostate cancer, increasing amounts of obesity had rising PSA counts and
boosted the odds that prostate cancer would return. Researchers say the evi-
dence suggests that obesity creates a more aggressive form of prostate can-
Although obesity may worsen the form of prostate cancer and increase
the likelihood of its return, an association between excess weight and the
risk of getting prostate cancer is not firmly established. Some studies sup-
port a link, while others' show none. This inconsistency may mean that
some men are more vulnerable to the risk from excess weight. This incon-
sistency could also mean that lifestyle choices are influential, too. A man's
sedentary lifestyle; high fat intake; low consumption of vegetables, fruits,
whole grains and beans; or excessive calories could all contribute to his
prostate cancer risk.
Excess body fat that is located in and around internal organs and often
indicated by more waistline fat may pose particular risks, even if a man is
not obese. In a study that used CT (computed tomography) scans, also
known as .CAT scans, to measure body fat distribution,'men with prostate
cancer averaged about 50 percent more total abdominal fat than healthy
men of the same age. Excess abdominal fat could produce hormone-like
substances that promote the development of prostate cancer and other can-
cers. The elevated levels of insulin and insulin-like growth factors that
often accompany excess body fat could also be involved.
Increasing protection against prostate cancer by aiming for and main-
taining a healthy weight is by no means incompatible with eating more of
the beneficial phytochemicals found in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and
beans. On the contrary, tomato, red grapefruit, garlic, onion, broccoli, cau-
liflower and other cruciferous vegetables can all be incorporated in a per-
sonal health plan that reduces the risk of prostate and other cancers.
For the strategy that offers as much cancer-fighting power as possible,
men should include a wide variety of fruits and vegetables throughout their
daily meals and snacks. Weight control is also easier when you limit foods
that are extra-concentrated in calories such as fat, sugar and alcohol -
and take appropriate portions. Lastly, although we don't know yet whether
exercise, directly protects men from prostate cancer, exercise should also be
a part of your strategy because it's vital to prevent the creeping weight gain
that many adults experience.

A recent study of women in a cancer risk assessment program high-
lights the confusion people still have about soy foods. Forty-five percent of
the women who ate soy foods on a regular basis said that part of the reason
they did so was to lower their risk of cancer. Yet seven percent of the
women in the study who did not eat soy foods on a regular basis said that
they were concerned that soy might increase their risk of breast cancer.
This difference in opinion is understandable because the evidence is
still inconclusive. Several types of studies suggest that soy could help lower
the risk for at least some cancers. For instance, the low risk that Asians have
for most cancers may stem from their lifelong use of soy foods. Laboratory
studies also show that soy's estrogen-like phytochemicals can bind to estro-
gen receptors. This activity could possibly block estrogen's breast cancer-
promoting effects. In other studies, soy phytochemicals inhibit the growth
of prostate cancer cells.
Soy also appears to protect a person in studies that compare soy intake
between people diagnosed with cancer and people who are cancer-free.
Those who ate the most soy, which ranged from several servings a week to
once a day, had a 25 to 50 percent lower risk of prostate, breast and uterine
cancers. In some cases, ,however, the link between soy consumption and
lower cancer risk disappears when the analysis figures in the impact of
weight control, vegetable consumption, limited meat intake and regular
Cancer survivors are often highly concerned about soy's effects on
cancer recurrence, yet the evidence on soy for this group is also inconclu-

sive. Research presented at the most recent American Institute for Cancer
Research (AICR) international conference showed that the Prostate
Specific Antigen (PSA) count, which can identify prostate enlargement or:
cancer, dropped in 34 percent of a group of men, after they ate soy protein
daily for eight weeks.
Some researchers, however, worry that the weak estrogens in soy's
phytochemicals could stimulate the development of precancerous cells or
malignant cells of estrogen-sensitive cancers like breast cancer. This is a
very difficult theory to test, but a few laboratory studies suggest there may
be grounds for concern.
Part of why it's so hard to identify soy's influence on cancer risk may
be that its benefits depend on when it is consumed. In several population
and laboratory studies, much of soy's protection against breast cancer
comes when it is consumed before or around puberty. At this age, soy
appears to affect how breast tissue develops. If women start consuming soy
later in life, its benefits may be more limited.
For now, most researchers say it is reasonable for everyone to include
soy foods as part of a balanced, mostly plant-based diet. While cancer-pre-
vention benefits are uncertain, these foods offer a healthy amount of pro-
tein, fiber, vitamins and sometimes calcium with little saturated fat.
Although soy foods are often suggested for their phytochemicals like
genistein, the impact of traditional soy foods such as tofu, soy nuts and
soymilk are probably quite different from the effects of soy supplements or
a bar containing corn syrup, vegetable oil, chocolate and soy protein When
you consider any food's nutritional value, you should focus on more than
its phytochemical content.
Whether or not soy reduces the chance of cancer recurrence, most
researchers think soy foods are safe for cancer survivors to eat anywhere
from once a day to several times a week. For more proven cancer protec-
tion, however, cancer survivors and everyone else should concentrate on
reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, exercising regularly, and eating
a mostly plant-based diet centered around vegetables, fruits, whole grains
and beans.

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The 2006 Division AAA (Minors) champions were the C& B Cattle Yankees; (kneeling, from left)
Jacob Bolin, Ryan Ramirez, Cain Roman, Patrick Carlton and Dylan Salas; (second row) Tyler
Helms, Luke Palmer, Wilson Bembry and Erik Klein; (back row) manager Todd Bolin, and coach-
es West Palmer and Wally Helms.

Yankees Take Minors Title

Of The Herald-Advocate
The Dixie League Minors divi-
sion season ended Friday evening
with the C&B Cattle Yankees pre-
vailing for the 2006 championship.
The Yanks were clearly in com-
mand of the Minors, officially
called Division AAA, with a 13-2
record, but were followed by the
Vols Cubs with a 10-6 record, the
Florida Fuel Devil Rays at 9-6 and
the Wauchula State Braves at 8-7.
Trailing were the'Pete's Pharmacy
Athletics (A's), Ullrich's Pitcher
Pump Red Sox and Dr. Timothy

Ellis-sponsored White Sox.
In the final two weeks of the sea-
son, there were some close encoun-
ters, at least one upset and some
overwhelming scores. The Braves
upset the Yankees 16-10 despite a
homer by Luke Palmer, who added
two more in the Yanks' 16-14 win
over the A's.
Other close games had the Devil
Rays dump the Cubs 9-8 on March
6 and the Braves inch past the Red
Sox 13-12 on March 16.
In the championship games on
March 17, the Yankees beat the
Braves 17-5 and the A's outscored

Wiggins, Moore Winners

Of The Herald-Advocate
Junior Ricky Wiggins and senior
Daniel Moore picked up weightlift-
ing victories last week.
Wiggins won in his 183-pound
class on both Monday and Wednes-
day. Moore placed first in the 238-
potind division on Wednesday
As a team, the Wildcats placed
fifth of nine teams at the Travis
Todd Invitational on March 13 in
Avon Park. In the March 15 meet at
Ridge High in Davenport, Hardee
placed third of the five teams com-
First-year coach Hacam Shweil

gave a run-down on other high-
lights from last week's meets.
Devin Lampley placed second in
the 119-pound class on Wednesday
after placing sixth at the Avon Park
meet. Johnny Ray Harris was fifth
on Monday and placed fourth on
Wednesday in the 199-pound divi-
Jorge Lopez was also fifth on
Monday and fourth on Wednesday
in the heavyweight division.
Others competing this season for
Hardee are Jackson Mosley, David
Newcomb, Steven Naranjo, Jesus
Jaimes, Haceem Shweil, Jordan
Grimsley, Eric Cobb, Ismael
Mancillas, Jose Salvador and
Cameron Durham.

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Playing their final games for the
Red Sox were Marcus Battles, Zack
Battles, Dakota Caldwell, Tomas
Gomez, Dustin Goodwyn, Roby
Paris, Keith Powell, Cody Spencer,
Kyle Stone, Brandon Vargas and
Kenneth Vargas. They were
coached by Justin Battles, Paul
Paris and Chris Spencer.
Fielding for the Devil Rays were
Abel Esquivel, Taylor Griffin,
Mike Heine, Kris Johnson, McCoy
Johnston, Timothy Perkins, Dalton
Reas, Blake Vermilye and Luke
Winter, who were coached by
Jimmy Frank Johnson, Mike Heine
and Steve Reas.
Batting for the A's were Armando
Alamia, Omar Alamia, Austin
Altman, Aaron Briones, Marco
Briones, Jake Deanda, Frank
Farias, German Figueroa and Jose
Gonzales, coached by Bruce Judah,
Raul Alamia and Walt Altman.
Hitting for the Yankees were
Wilson Bembry, Jacob Bolin,
Patrick Carlton, Tyler Helms,
Byron Kilpatrick, Eric Klein, Luke
Palmer, Ryan Ramirez, Cain
Roman and Dylan Salas. They were
coached by Todd Bolin, West
Palmer and Wally Helms.
Coming around to score for the
Cubs were Bradley Brewer, Steven
Crews, Glen Ellis, David Gibson,
Mason Gough, Tyler Hewett,
Jordori Jones, Dylan Norwood,
Adam Ramirez and Cleston
Sanders. Their coaches were Kenny
Hewett, Bobby Brewer and Randy
Taking the field for the White
Sox were Zack Carranco, Kyler
Caskey, Alex Clarke, Zack Crews,
Marco DeLeon, Tanor Durden,
Matt Hamilton, Matt Lake, Devin
Pearson, Brooke Samuels and
Mason Waters. They were coach-
ed by Brian Samuels, Kellon
Durrance and John Woodburn.
Batting and fielding for the
Braves were Garrett Albritton,
Tyler Bragg, Kendall Gough,
Caryssa Johnson, Sadie King,
Christopher Lee, Wyatt Maddox,
Austin McClellan, Ariana Spears,
Austin Stoner and Reed Woods.
Their coaches were Todd Maddox,
Larry McClellan and Talmadge

Three Hardee teams excelled among the 21 in the Dixie Minors tournament in Bartow recently.
When it ended March 2, the Hardee Pete's Pharmacy Athletics had defeated the Hardee Devil
Rays for the championship. Playing (in photo above) for the A's, in no particular order, were
Armando Alamia, Omar Alamia, Austin Altman, Aaron Briones, Marco Briones, Jake DeAnda,
Frank Farias, German Figueroa, Jose Gonzales and Austin Judah with their coaches Walt Altman,
Bruce Judah and Raul Alamia. Claiming the runner-up trophy (in lower photo, kneeling from left)
were Abel Esquivel, Dalton Reas, Blake Vermilye, Taylor Griffin, Mikey Heine and Luke Winter; (in
second row) Wyatt Maddox, Garrett Albritton, Kris Johnson and Tim Perkins with their coaches
(In third row) Steve Reas, Frank Johnson and Mike Heine. Competing against teams from
Lakeland, Mulberry, Bartow, Fort Meade and Wahneta, the Hardee Yankees placed fourth overall
with manager Todd Bolin, coaches West Palmer and Wally Helms and players Jacob Bolin, Tyler
Helms, Luke Palmer, Wilson Bembry, Erik Klein, Cain Roman, Patrick Carlton, Dylan Salas and
Tyler Hewett.

Parkinson Excels At Disneyworld Track

Of The Herald-Advocate
Sophomore Andrea 'Drea"
Parkinson almost single-handedly
took on her half of the 1,550 ath-
letes at the Disney Sport Complex
Showcase on Saturday.
The talented Parkinson scored
well in four events in the track and
field meet Saturday and looks to
return there this Saturday for the
Disney Invitational.
Both Hardee squads took the
team title last Monday at the
Sebring Invitational, with nine
first-place finishes. Parkinson had
three of them there and shared in
four at the Okie Relays at Avon
Park on March 9.
This week's only meet is the
Disney on Saturday. On Tuesday,
Hardee competes in the Rotary
Invitational at Avon Park. Com-
petition resumes after Spring Break
with an April 4 trip to Sebring.
In the March 9 Okie Relays,
Hardee girls placed first in the high
jump with Parkinson, Postnea
Louisjeune and Christina Jena and
first in the triple jump with Jena,
Kim Cummins and Parkinson.
Hardee girls were second in the
discus with Ashley Kerschner,
Gloria Solis, Lori Castillo, Blanca
Ruiz and Alexus Greene, and sec-
ond in the shot put with Kerschner,
Solis, Green, Ruiz and Cummins.
Louisjeune and Jena joined Melissa
Hollon and Santresa Harris to place
second in the 4x400 run.
The girls were third in the pole
vault with the Hollon sisters,
Vanessa and Melissa, Maricela
Galvan and Mandy Cornelius and
third in three running events.
For the Hardee boys, it was first
place in the pole vault with Jose
Gutierrez, Art Briones, Pable
Anselmo and Terry Redden. Then,
it was second place in the shotput

with Pierre Lazarre, Reggie
Grizzard and Jayquan Gandy.
Francisco "Paco" Lozano and Jose
Rodriguez joined them for a team
second place in the discus. Marwin
Simmons, Olnell Virgile and
Jackson Frenot placed second in
the triple jump.
In the running events, Gutierrez,
Briones, Frenot and Anselmo won
the distance medley relay, while
Jimmy Cimeus, Redden, Lisnell
Youyoute and Thelinor Jena were
second in the sprint medley relay.
There were second and third place
points in the high jump, long jump,
4x100 throwers relay, 4/200 and
At the Sebring Invitational, "The
Cats dominated start to finish,
mostly against high classifications.
The girls won with 182.5 points
while the boys totaled 182," said
coach Don Trew.
There were 10 first-place finish-
es. For the boys, it was Lazarre in

the discus, the 4x800 team.,of
Frenot, Lozano, Gutierrez and
Anselmo, Youyoute in the 200-
meter dash and Gutierrez in the
two-mile run.
For the girls, Cornelius won the
pole vault with Melissa Hollon
close behind for second place.
Cummins won the shotput,
Louisjeune the long jump and
Parkinson the triple jump, high
jump and the 300-meter hurdles.
Solis was second in the shot put,
Cummins second in the triple jump
and Louisjeune second in the high
At Disneyworld, Parkinson was
fifth in the 300 intermediate hur-
dles, sixth in the high jump, sev-
enth in the triple jump and eighth in
the 110 high hurdles.
Events varied from 8a.m. to 1:45
p.m. in ,the daylong affair which
included teams from all over North
America and as far away as Nova

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Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee junior varsity Wild-
cats were their own worst enemy in
a pair of losses last week.
The junior Cats went to Palmetto
on Tuesday and came home on the
short end of a 6-3 score. On Friday
evening at home, Hardee lost 13-2
to the visiting junior Blue Streaks
of Sebring.
This week's games were Tuesday
at Frostproof and Wednesday at
home against St. Albans of Wash-
ington, D.C. Even though it is
Spring Break, next week, there are
a pair of JV games, Tuesday at
Lake Placid at 6 p.m and Friday at
Avon Park at 4 p.m. in the early
game of a JV-Varsity double-head-
After Spring Break, the junior
-Cats finish up with a trio of home
games, against Braden River,
iDeSoto and Palmetto.
I At Palmetto last week, Hardee
stranded Ben Krause after he was
'hit by a pitch and went to second on
,a passed ball. In the bottom of the
irst. the junior Tigers got their first
pair of runs, on a series of hits, an
error and fielder's choice. Around
them, Hardee pitcher Carl Basey
recorded three strikeouts.
Hardee went down in order in the

Icats Wear Down

top of the second, while Palmetto
picked up three more runs on hits,
errors and a sacrifice.
The final Palmetto score came in
the fourth inning on a double and
error. Palmetto was up 6-0.
In the top of the sixth Hardee
split the difference, putting triple
tallies on the board. Tony Martinez
singled, advanced on a passed ball,
an error and another passed ball.
Krause was safe on an error on a
fielder's choice and also crossed
home plate on a passed ball. Will
Abbott followed the same plan,
with an error, stolen bases and
passed balls getting him home,
aided by a Dan Timmons' RBI sin-
Each team had eight strikeouts
and two walks, but Palmetto outhit
Hardee 8 to 4.
On Friday afternoon, it was near-
ly game time, 4:30, with no sight of
the junior Blue Streaks. They had
to come by way of SR 64 when a
fire in the Highlands Hammock
area closed SR 66 temporarily
because of the smoke.
Hardee had warmed up and
cooled down by the time the junior
Streaks arrived. The Streaks
warmed up quickly and were ready
to go, albeit with one official as the
other's family was being evacuated

from his home due to the fire.
Neither team scored in inning
one, Hardee leaving them loaded.
Sebring batted around in the top of
the second and picked up five runs
on seven hits and still left the bases
stacked with Streaks.
Hardee was retired in order in the
home half of the second and
Sebring added another pair of runs
in the top of the third on four hits,
again leaving the bases full.
Hardee got a run in the bottom of
the fourth. Jeremy Hollenbeck
dropped a shot in short left field
and Brek McClenithan was safe on
an error on his sacrifice bunt.
Another sacrifice brought Hollen-
beck home. Ryan Abbott stroked an
RBI double to deep left field and
brought McClenithan home. It was -
Sebring retaliated with a trio of
tallies in the top of the fifth on a hit,
and error and Dustin Lang homer to
make it 10-2.
The final three Sebring runs
came in the top of the sixth. Hits by
Matt Musto, Kevin Wellborn and
Dewey Sebring, coupled with
Hardee errors gave the Streaks a
13-2 advantage.
A Kaleb Saunders walk was
Hardee's only success in the home
half of the sixth.


Two Hardee teams among the 20 in the Dixie Youth Majors Tournament in Bartow late last month
put on a good show. Losing to the East Lakeland Woodmen in the championship game on March
1 were the Nicholson Supply Reds pictured above. (Kneeling, from left) players were Colton Mills,
Daniel Miller, Trenton Moon, Elijah Loughran, Wyatt Kofke and Dalton Hewitt; (in back) manager
Tommy Taylor, Malik Tatis, Jeremy Rowe, Justin Bromley, Murrell Winter and coach Fernando Tatis.
Other teams in the tournament were from Bartow, Wahneta, Mulberry, Fort Meade and Northeast
A and B of Lakeland. Placing fourth were the Hardee Orange team of Justin Knight, Vince
Grimsley, Dawson Crawford, Will Bennett, Kramer Royal, Kyle Schrank, Wintz Terrell, Dylan Farr,
Carter Lambert, Deonte Evans and Justin Rickett with their coaches Brian Knight, Keith Farr and
Dane Terrell.

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

S Pet- Of iThe Week

SBreed: Mix
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.r Age: Puppy


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

Letters To
The Editor
The Herald-Advocate
welcomes letters to the edi-
tor on. matters of public
interest. Letters should be
brief, and must be written in
good taste and include the
writer's full name, address
and daytime telephone
number for verification.
Letters must be
received by 5 p.m. on
Monday to be considered
for that week's edition.
Submissions should be
typed or legibly written.
Send letters to: Letters to
the Editor, The Herald-
Advocate, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax
letters to (863) 773-0657.




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2B The Herald-Advocate, March 23, 2006



Lydia Kersey & Daron

Snyder Are Engaged

Danny Kersey and Vivian Tanner
of Wauchula announce the engage-
ment and approaching marriage of
their daughter, Lydia Kersey of
Wauchula, to Daron Snyder, son of
Tnhn and Virginia Snyder of

Plans are being made for a
Saturday, April 15, wedding cere-
mony. Friends and relatives of the
couple will be invited.

Lety Enriquez & Mando Ledezma

Lety Enriquez & Mando

Ledezma Are Engaged

Mr. & Mrs. Adam Robinson

Shannon Cassidy & Adam

Robinson Exchange Vows

Wayne and Debbie Cassidy of
Destin and Johnny and Lois
Robinson of Freeport, formerly of
Wauchula, announce the marriage
of their children, Shannon Lee
Cassidy and Adam Joseph
The couple eloped to Las Vegas,
Nev., and were married at The Little
White Wedding Chapel on Feb. 15.
The bride-elect and prospective
groom contacted their parents while
in Las Vegas to invite them to the
ceremony, which began when Elvis
arrived at The Mirage hotel and

resort to drive the couple to the
chapel in his pink Cadillac convert-
ible. The parents followed as the
couple proceeded down The Strip to
the chapel, where they were mar-
ried at the drive-through by the
attending minister.
After being escorted back to the
hotel, everyone celebrated by hav-
ing dinner at Delmbnico's and
spending the evening enjoying all
the amenities of Las Vegas.
Following a honeymoon in a
penthouse suite at The Mirage, the
couple has made their home in

Robert E. Selph of Mims
announces the engagement of his
daughter, Bonnie K. Davis of
Wauchula, to Clayton T. Jones of
Wauchula, the son of Howard and
Ferol Jones of Wauchula.
The bride-elect is also the daugh-
ter of the late Yoko Kuribayshi
Selph, formerly of Wauchula.

The prospective groom attended
Hardee Senior High, School. He is
currently employed at Earinest
The bride-to-be also attended
Hardee Senior High School.
A wedding date has not yet been

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conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
-Albert Einstein

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Melissa Perry Tells,

Wedding Plans

' Mli~sa Arid Perry' of Wauchula'
has announced, the plans for her
marriage to Andrew Tyler Pace of
The couple will exchange vows
in a private ceremony this Saturday.



With Honors
Lisa Lambeth-Horn of Pensacola
and formerly of Wauchula has grad-
uated cum laude with an associate
of arts degree from Pensacola
Junior College.
:She was a 1980 graduate' of
Hardee Senior High School, and
she is now working on her bachelor
of arts degree in education. She will
be attending the University of West
Florida this summer.
Lambeth-Horn is the daughter of
David, and -Linda Barrington of,
Zolfo Springs.
She is married to James Horn,

- Following the wedding. a recep-
tion will be-held at 1963 Ramon
Petteway Road'ii Zolfo Springs.
Friends and relatives of the cou-
ple are invited to the reception.

and is the mother of Steven
Warnock and Stephanie Warnock,
all of Pensacola.


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Jose C. Enriquez and Leticia
Enriquez of Wauchula announce the
engagement and approaching mar-
riage of their daughter, Leticia Ann
"Lety" Enriquez of Wauchula, to
Roumaldo Joe "Mando" Ledezma
of Wauchula, son of Roumaldo
Ledezma Sr. of Michigan and Tanna
Mays of Avon Park.
The bride-elect attended Har-
dee Senior High School, and has
earned certification as a child devel-

opment associate. She is employed&
in the deli department at Winn
Dixie. .
The prospective groom attendS.-
ed Frostproof High School and l
Southeast Modular Ridge Vo-Tech.
He is employed as an auto mechan-i
ic in Wauchula.
Plans are being made for ai,
Saturday, April 15, wedding at 5
o'clock in the afternoon at Pioneer
Park in Zolfo Springs'.

SFCC Recognizes Students

For Academic Excellence

South Florida Community
College recognizes students who
have achieved academic excellence
during their course of study at the
Students are named to, the
President's List for achieving a
semester grade point average
between 3.8 and 4.0.
Bowling Green students named
to the fall 2005 President's List
were Jennifer L. Clifton and Brandi
J. Roberts. Wauchula students were
Elizabeth L. Barton, Blair K.
Klobuchar, Lydia E. Manley,

Hannah M. Potter, Leticia Torres
and Murrell L. Winter.
Students are named to the Dean's
List for receiving a grade point'
average between 3.5 and 3.79.
Bowling Green students name
to the Dean's List were Norma
Iniquez and Michael R. Kellh
Wauchula students were Jimmy LF
Bass; Michelle L. Kirkland, Ange
L. Peterson, William F. Reschl,
Alejandro M. Solis and Alexa 4
Toscano. Zolfo Springs student
were Jessica L. Key and Francis
J. Palacios.

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On behalf of the Dossie M. Evans, Jr.
family, we would like to thank all of
our friends and family for all the love
that was shown to us during the past
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March 23, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3B

Charles and Kathleen Whaley of
Wauchula celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary last month.
Family members will be hosting
a reception for the couple this
Sunday from 2 to 4 in the afternoon
at -ake Dale Baptist Church.
Kathleen Richardson and Charles
Edward Whaley were married on
Fe). 2, 1946, at her parents' home
in Wauchula. He left for military
service one month later.
-he couple have one daughter,

Mary Ann, who married George W.
Wilson. They have three grand-
children and seven great-grandchil-
dren: Ann Marie and Mark Young
and their children, Zachary and
Claudia, who live in Bradenton;
Missy and Corey Zeigler and chil-
dren Wyatt and Shelby, of
Wauchula; and Brac and Melissa
Wilson and children Emily. Avrey
and Cole, of Wauchula.
Friends of the couple are invited
to the reception.

Whaleys Celebrate

60th Anniversary


Dresses For

HHS Prom
How can you make room in your
closet and make prom dreams come
Here's your chance to help a
Hardee High School girl be the
"Belle of the Ball" at he prom on
April 29. The "Lionette Boutique
Project" is collecting formal dresses-
and accessories and will provide
them, free of charge, to young
ladies who are in need of prom
The dresses will be distributed at
the Lionette Boutique, where each
girl will receive individual assis-
tance from a volunteer "personal
shopper Lionette" as she shops for
the dress of her dreams on the
evening of April 10.
The Lionette Boutique Project is
seeking nearly new and used formal
gowns and accessories in excellent
condition, including purses, shoes,
jewelry, shawls, and wraps. Items
must be appropriate for high school
girl's to wear to prom.
Contact Martha Shiver at 773-
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April 3.

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children's and senior citi-,
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,golden anniversaries,
church events and military
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and weddings, a photo
should be included.
Publication is free of
charge. Coverage of wed-
dings over three months old
will be limited to a photo and
brief announcement.
Deadline is 5 p.m. on

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4B The Herald-Advocate, March 23, 2006



Louise Weis of Wauchula has donated a 15 by 30-inch painting of a Florida cattle drive across a
creek. The loc cancer society hopes to sell 500 tickets at $5 each to raise $2,500 for the
American Cancer Society Relay For Life. The drawing will be held April 21 at the Relay For Life
event at Hardee Stadium. The overall frame is 21 by 35 inches. All the funds will go to the cancer
society. Kenny Weis and others will be taking donations at various locations in Hardee County
during the next few weeks. From left are Kenny Weis who has been getting treatment for the past
two years for lymphoma cancer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa; Denise Benavides, a cancer
society official; and artist Louise Weis, sister-in-law of Kenny Weis. He has good health insurance
through the Sprint company and gets some mileage reimbursement from the cancer society for
his trips to Moffitt. For many years Kenny Weis was an outstanding slow pitch softball pitcher in
men's leagues in Hardee County. The painting includes Will Scarborough on horseback. He was
a long-time cattle rancher in Hardee County, and the father of Opal Knight and grandfather of
Carol Stone and Martha Tyson.

PRECo Seats 3 On

Board On Directors

Peace River Electric Cooperative
recently held its annual district
meetings. All three incumbent
directors ran unopposed and re-
tained their offices.
PRECo, a Touchstone Energy
cooperative, is owned by its con-
sumers and is governed by a Board
of Directors which is elected by the
membership to serve three-year
Maurice Henderson, District 5,
Wauchula East; Sam Rawls,
District 2, Wauchula West; and

Harold Schatschneider, District 8,
Ellenton, were reelected with no
opposition and will continue to
serve on the cooperative's Board of
In addition to the election's there
was a member question and answer
forum held, followed by refresh-
ments and a drawing for door
The Board of Directors was offi-
cially seated at the membership's
66th Annual Meeting on March 18,
at PRECo Park in Wauchula.

The people of India speak 14 major languages and 1,000 minor
dialects. Two major languages belong to two language families-Indo-
European and Dravidian.

Obituaries are published
free of charge as a public
service, but must be submit-
ted through a funeral home.
A one-column photo of the
deceased may be added for
Obituaries contain the
name, age, place of resi-
dence, date of death, occu-
pation, memberships,
immediate survivors and
funeral arrangements. The
list of survivors may include
the names of a spouse, par-
ents, siblings, children and
children's spouses and
grandchildren, and the num-
ber of great-grandchildren.
If there are no immediate
survivors, consideration of
other relationships may be

Plan Ahead To

Hear Tommy

Although there is free admission,
country gospel enthusiasts of all
ages will want to plan for a special
musical evening at Reality Ranch at
7 p.m. on March 31 when Nashville
artist Tommy Brandt presents an
evening of song.
Brandt's latest release "Some-
body's Gotta Pray," a song written
by John Everson, is a passionate
request to encourage people to
schedule time to develop intimacy
with God in their prayer closets.
Everson chose Brandt to sing this
song because "he is a humble man
who knows what it means to have a
friendship with Christ."
Reality Ranch, which frequently
hosts youth rodeos and other
Christian activities, is on the south
side of SR 66 about 2.5 miles east
of Zolfo Springs.


To Host

Heritage Day
The Friends of Highlands Ham-
mock State park will host the first
ever Old Florida Heritage Social on
Saturday, April 1 from 4 to 8 p.m.
This art and cultural event fea-
tures Highwaymen Painter Robert
Butler as well as other Central
Florida artists. "Back Porch
Revival" will perform bluegrass
music throughout the evening, and
Cracker Cowboy storyteller Hank
Mattson will perform at 6 p.m.
A casual supper of barbecue ribs,
chicken, swamp cabbage, collards
and all the fixins' will be served
throughout the evening.
Heritage families are encouraged
to join this event and to bring a
favorite family recipe and photo or
story for inclusion in an upcoming
heritage cookbook of the region.
Admission will be limited to the
first 200 people; tickets are $20 for
adults, $10 for children under age
12. Tickets will be available at
Highlands Hammock State Park or
by calling Ann Hardy at (863) 214-
6707. All proceeds benefit park
improvements projects via the
Friends of Highlands Hammock.

Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson
I'm not talking about the dangers of running into an ex-wife or ex-hus-
band or the possibility of dozing off during the sermon. This is more seri-
I'm speaking of perhaps the greatest danger of all: listening to the Bible
being read and then doing nothing about it!
The Bible is the most important book anyone will ever read to us. And
yet, I suspect that millions of church goers listen and muse,."Interesting. I
must think more about that when I have time." And pass right on to the
special music, the offering, Hymn #372 and the rest of their lives!
The One behind these scriptural words happens to be the greatest power
in the universe and He has made us in His image. That means we dare not
be casual about what He has to say. Our indifference would be like a starv-
ing man waving away a steak dinner.
Devotional writer Oswald Chambers writes, "Never allow a truth of
God that is brought home to your soul to pass without acting on it." In other
words, this is top priority.
If I ignore my neighbor's request to borrow my lawnmower, I may get
on bad terms with my neighbor. But if there is one thing I can't afford to do,
it is to get on bad terms with my Maker!
Can you imagine being called before a king and listening as he gives
you a commission, then saying, "This is interesting, your majesty. Let me
think about it and I'll get back to you."
In recent decades, an idea has cropped up in some quarters that God
wants to be our "Buddy." There is not one whisper of such a thing in
Scripture. Instead, we read 'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wis-
dom." (Proverbs 1:7)
So, back to the hazards of church attendance. The preacher is, reading
from the Bible and we are listening to words described by the Bible itself as
truth like "silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times."
How should we listen to such words? With every nerve awake and our
souls on tiptoe! He is God and we are not. His good pleasure is our only
source of hope! So let's pay strict attention and make any changes neces-

Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

What a grand St. Patrick's Day party we all had at the Catheryn
McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula on the evening of March 16. The
center's hall was beautifully decorated with Irish green bunting and sham-
rock arrangements. Our hostess, Darlene from Crystal Lake Village4 is to be
complimented for her extra effort in setting up the hall and preparing the
snack table for the evening's events. I
We enjoyed singing and dan ifg-' old Irish traditional ballads per-
formed by the band. They high lghted such numbers as, "When Irish Eyes
Are Smiling," "McNamara's and," "An Irish Lullaby" and "Peg of My
Heart." Then the audience oined in with the band in singalong numbers
such as "That's Peggy O'Neal," "Wedding Bells" and "Danny Boy."
The band then closed out with some popular dancing numbers of the
1940s and 1950s. The evening's mystery number fooled the audience again.
It was a beautiful waltz titled, "Waltz of the Bells."
Bill Hartigan, from the Oasis RV Park in Zolfo Springs, won the
evening's door prize. Jerry from the Wagon Wheel RV Park gave us some
clean one-line jokes again during intermission.
Our hostess, Darlene, announced that this Thursday's (tonight's)
evening of dancing and singing .will be the final one at the center until we
hope to meet again sometime in November. So please try and attend this
final session. Bring friends and meet new ones.




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Look On The Bright Side
By David Kelly

As 2006 rolls along let's look back at a man who died almost 61 years
ago in Germany, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and reflect on his primary purpose in
The following text is from the conclusion of a sermon written by
IBonhoeffer for the first Sunday after New Year 1940. Bonhoeffer was a
1 German theologian who opposed Hitler.
- "We are about to enter a new year. Many human plans and failures,
much human hostility and distress will certainly accompany our way. But
so long as we remain with Jesus and walk with Him, we can be certain that
nothing can happen to us other than that which God has foreseen, wished
and promised. It is the consolation of a life lived with Jesus that what was
said of Him will also be true for us: So was fulfilled what the Lord has said.
"We praise thee, 0 Lord, that all things are in Thy hand and all is under
Thy control. Thou leadest those who are Thine in Christ safely through all
hardship and enmity according to Thy will. Into this new year also lead Thy
church and all its members in the paths of righteousness, according to Thy
will. Amen."
Interestingly enough, this sermon was preached the same year
'Bonhoeffer would be banned from speaking in public and just three years
before his imprisonment and just five years before he was hanged in the
early morning hours of April 9, 1945.
Only God knows how this year will go for each and every one of us.
He knows when babies will be born and when loved ones .will pass. He
knows when we will suffer financially and physically and mentally and
spiritually. He knows when we will rejoice over trivial temporal successes
land whine over trivial temporal failures. He knows.
God knows how many promises to be more faithful we will break and
'keep. And He knows how we will base our worth on everything else except
*our relationship with Him. He knows we will fall short, and sometimes
-exceed our own expectations and do far more than we ever imagined.
My prayer is that all of us will let the Gospel message penetrate our
hearts, reform and renew our minds, and radically change us.
I pray we would stay Gospel-driven and Christ-centered, love one
another, be in prayer and the Word together, corporately and privately
repent, and be committed to the Great Commission locally and globally, all
the while giving God the glory and enjoying Him this year
Bonhoeffer wrote a poem to his fiance, Maria von Wedemeyer, on
SDec. 19, 1944, just four months before he died. This last stanza should com-

Most areas of the state received no rainfall, increasing the use of crop
irrigation during the week of March 6-12. Only Fort Lauderdale,
Kenansville, Live Oak, Marianna, Pensacola and Umatilla reported traces
of rain for the week. The potential for wild fires increased, especially over
the central and southern Peninsula.
Temperatures hovered near normal in most major cities, with daytime
highs in the 70s and 80s. Pensacola highs for the week averaged seven
degrees above normal. Nighttime lows averaged in the 40s, 50s and 60s,
with some Panhandle and northern localities recording at least one low in
the 30s.
The dry, clear conditions spurted land preparations for field-crop plant-
ing in the Panhandle and northern Peninsula. In Jackson County, corn plant-
ed earlier is up-to a good stand and small grains are growing well. Corn
planting is active in Suwannee County, with growers irrigating plantings.
Sugarcane harvesting is slowithg seasonally around Lake Okeechobee, with
some mills already closed. Most localities reported short to adequate soil
moisture supplies. St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties reported a few spots
with very short soil moisture.
Topsoil Subsoil
Ratui This-d- last Last;. .This-. Last Last
Ratig week week year- :..week. .,-week I -Year
Very short 10 0 1 5 1 1
Short 45 25 7 25 26 12
Adequate 45 75 79 70 73 73
Surplus 0 0 E13 0 0 14
The dry conditions allowed planting and harvesting to-proceed at a
rapid pace. Producers started setting watermelons in Suwannee County.
Cabbage growers increased cutting to meet the St. Patrick's Day demand.
Other vegetables and non-citrus fruit marketed during the week included
snap beans, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole, lettuce, parsley,
peppers, radishes, squash, strawberries, sweet corn and tomatoes.
In the Panhandle, pasture condition is poor to excellent. Small grains
are responding to moderate temperatures and growing well. Grass growth
is held back in some locations by drought. In the north and central areas,
pasture condition is poor to good with drought the limiting factor. Over-
seeded small grain forage is growing. In the southwest, pasture condition
is poor to fair and cattle is poor to good, with most in good condition.
Statewide, cattle condition ranges from poor to good.
--. Cattle -. Pasture'.
'--Condition Tfis Last. -This ,. Last.
-. ---:--.week week week : week -.
Very poor. 0 0 0 5
Poor 10 25 20 45
Fair 40 25 45 20
Good 50 50 30 30
Excellent 0 0 5 0
Above-average daily temperatures were recorded for the week, with
most areas recording at least one day in the mid 80s. The highest temper-
atures were in the south at over 86 degrees. No rainfall was recorded for the
week in any citrus-producing counties. The warm temperatures and lack of
precipitation encouraged growers to continue daily irrigation. Topping,
hedging, fertilizing and spraying is taking place after harvest. Bloom is pro-
gressing well with some trees showing a bouquet bloom and some trees
just beginning to form bloom buds. Feathery new growth is evident on
trees in well-cared-for groves.
I Early midseason harvest has begun to wind down and processors are
reporting only a few million boxes left for harvest. Valencia harvesting is
under way, but still running behind last year's weekly levels. Grapefruit
harvesting is still strong, with about two-thirds of the weekly totals going
to processing. Honey tangerine harvest is holding steady at over 100,000
'boxes weekly, while temple harvesting continues to be nominal.
Crop- :Feb26 Mar 05 I Mar,12

In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 59 27 11
Early and Mid oranges 3,906 3,104 2,570
Valencia 289 301 906
Grapefruit 791 961 1,003
Early Tangerines 6 1 0
Honey Tangerines 145 132 140
Tangelos 58 49 8
Temples 27 36 24

fort us this year as I'm sure it did her, "By kindly powers protected won-
derfully, confident, we wait for come what may. Night and morning, God is
by us, faithfully and surely at each newborn day."
Bonhoeffer was determined to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Death
didn't consume him with worry; the threat of being hung wasn't a detterent.
This was a man who was passionate to do what God had called him to do.
Many of us are anxious about so many things: time, money, posses-
sions, loved ones, jobs, and on and on. I'm not trying to trivialize the prob-
lems in your life or mine, but I'd like to suggest a different priority.
Ever since Sept. 11, 2001, Americans have become more aware of our
ever- shrinking freedoms. With the war in the Middle East ccntinuin, on,
sometimes I think we take for granted what freedom really means. Even as
precious as freedom is here to some, it is nothing compared to the freedom
we will one day experience when we die and enter into Heaven.
I think Bonhoeffer realized this at the end of his life. As his freedoms
were being stripped away, he wrote a poem called "Stages on the Way to
Freedom." He must have thought about this last stanza during those last
"Come now, highest feast on the way to everlasting free-
dom, death.
Lay waste the burdens of chains and walls
which confine our earthly bodies and blinded souls,
that we see at last what here we could not see. -
Freedom, we sought you long in discipline, action and
Dying, we recognize you now in the face of God."
For Bonhoeffer, his days on earth ended April 9, 1945, but "the begin-
ning of life" had just started.
May you, too, come to know Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and
Savior, by His Grace through faith, and enjoy your stages on the way to
everlasting freedom.


March 23, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5B



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Tangible Personal Property Returns DEADLINE
APRIL 1st due in the Property Appraiser's Office.at
the Courthouse Annex II on U.S. 17 South, Room

If an extension is necessary, Extension- must be
Received and Authorized by the April 1st deadline.

NOTE: Penalties will be applied for late and non-

(2006 Returns and Extensions will be accepted until
first business day, Monday April 3rd, following the
weekend deadline.)

Kathy L. Crawford
Hardee Co. Property Appraiser
315 N. Sixth Ave. (Highway 17 S.) Room 103
Tele: 773-2196 Fax: 773-0954



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FAX (863) 773-2173
Donna Steffens, Associate 781-3627
Jerry Carlton, Associate 375-2887
Richard Dasher, Associate 773-0575
Dane Hendry, Associate 381-2769

A Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

NORMAN ROCKWELL should have painted this exquisit
3-bedroom/2-bath home. This 1920's home has har
pinewood floors and a private backyard. Lots of little
extras. Be part of this happy picture for just $179,900.
SMALL IS BIG! This 2 bedroom, 1 bath home is packe
with big features like central AC/heat, ceramic tile, an
' 2.5 acres. It has been remodeled. To unwrap a nic
package call 773-2122. $200,000.
extra room? Find answers in this spacious 3 bedroom,
2 bath home. It has a backyard for the little one when
gets older. It is also close to town, which means less
travel time. Adopt today for only $119,000.,
TWO BANKERS WERE TALKING. One said, "This duple
is a great investment!" "Shhhh!" whispered the other,
may buy it myself! It's got 4 bedrooms/2 baths, new roo
carpet, and tile for just $129,900." GET IN ON TH
SECRET! Call 773-2122. '- :
tract needs is an owner! F-R zoning and close I
schools. All you need is.this #: 773-2122. $200,000.
Hwy 66 in the' city limits. If is zoned for residential
possibly commercial. Owner is motivated to sell! Brin
your ideas and see! $35,00b.
IF 5 ACRES IS NOT ENOUGH, I have just the place f
you. 8 acres with a 3 bedroom, 2 bath mobile homi

FARM TRACTOR C Allis Chalmers
5'belly mower, runs good, $2,350
OBO. 773-6692 3:23p
HERMATHIA HAY, clean, fertilized,
large rolls. $20 in field. 781-4314 or
773-9795. 3:23-30p

WASHER AND DRYER (elec.), $250,
Julia Laing, after 6 p.m. (863) 832-
0829. 3:16-23p

2004 HONDA XR400R dirt bike, still
new, $4,000.863-832-2341. 3:23-30p
1994 CHEVY LUMINA, runs good,
$2,000 OBO. See at 421 E. Banana St.,
Bowling Green or call 445-0572. 3:23p

Dane Hendry

e GENUINE COUNTRY FEEL. Days gone by are back!
d Relive the best on this 5-acre tract. You can finally have
e the space to build your dream home. Great location!
Fresh air special! Call 773-2122 to see! $75,000.
d RUB-A-DUB-DUB. Bank, owner, and candlestick maker
d all say sell! Price reduced to only $94,500 on this 3 bed-
e room, 1 bath home. It is in walking distance of the Jr.
High School and the Elementary School. Get out of the
tub fast and call.
OLD FASHIONED VALUE. Been years since an opportu-
it nity like this partially remodeled 3-bedroom, 2-bath
home rolled around! Gramps agrees! Solid, roomy, with
, .nice touches. A happy heritage for your family!
x $110,000.
"I FED UP WITH HIGH PRICES? The lean price on this 2
)f, bedroom, 1 bath home will help you stay on your bud-
E get! Savor the flavor today. $67,500.
LOCATION WITH A FUTURE! Invest in growing area:
re Hwy 17 frontage property in Bowling Green. Already
o zoned for commercial use. For a bright tomorrow, call
today. $249,900.
)n D-DAY! Land in full force at this big family home. It has
or 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 5 acres. Room for plenty!
g Bring your troops and size-up! $182,500.
RAINBOW ENDS HERE! Golden value in this completely
or remodeled 3 bedroom, 2 bath home! Discover treasure
e. for only $144,900! Call Coldwell Banker Am South
Realty at 773-2122. (We've got the map!)

1984 F150 4x4 with steel flat bed with
gooseneck hook-up, good tires. Call
781-5390 or 773-6875 after 6:00 p.m.
1996 CHEVY EXT. CAB, runs good,
still like new, $8,500. See at 601 E.
Banana St., Bowling Green or call
375-9995. 3:23p
2002 FORD RANGER, runs great, has
camper shell, $4,200. 863-608-0669.
2004 LARIAT, 4 door, all leather,
43,000 original miles. Must sell. 781-
1062. 3:23c
1986 FORD 800 dump truck, $10,000
OBO. Call 781-6626 or 781-7356 or
767-0799. 3:16-23p
1998 FORD RANGER XLT, ext. cab, V6,
4.0 liter engine, 74,000 miles, $5,500.
Day phone 773-9549 or night and
weekends 735-1396. 3:23p

Pay rate: $23,673.74(11.38) $31,061.99(14.93)
Wanted for the Hardee County Buildings and grounds
Department. Must have carpentry experience and
knowledge of the building trades. Ability to work from
blueprints, sketches, etc.
Must have High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted
on County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Applications accepted in the Human Resource
Department, 205 Hanchey road, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone:(863) 773-2161 Fax:(863) 773-2154. Position
closes at 5:00 p.m., March 31, 2006. EOE-F/M/V c13:23c

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WOW! A Must See! Check out this 2005 DW MH 3BR/2Ba on a
100' X 100' Lot. Large living room, great master BR and Bath. 2
storage sheds. All for just $89,900.
OWNER MOTIVATED! Drastically Reduced! Moving out of state.
Make Offer on this 3/2 home built in 2004 on 5 beautiful acres on
main road. Open floor plan, high ceilings, front and back porches
with great views, good location $295,000.00.
3BR 2Ba MH on 2.5 ac. Fronts paved road. Nice starter home &
property. $129,900.
9 beautiful acres off St Rd 66. Citrus, mango, avocado and guava
trees. Beautiful homesite. Call Today.
,Brjarwood: Beautiful 3/2. on'1/2 ac. Den, formal sitting room, 10'
ceiling,. open floor plan. 2 car garage. DieedtlRestricted so that values
,remain stable. $349,9110.
67 ac beautiful woods and pasture. Within 1/2 Mi. of College, Best
Western and Projected growth area. 600' from Peace River $15,000
per ac.
Lots Available 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 + acre Building Tracts, hunting prop-
erty, etc. in Hardee County. 3:23c

1995 FORD F-150 P/U, V8, 5.0 liter
engine, 70,000 miles, $4,500. Day
phone 773-9549 or night and week-
ends 735-1396. 3:23p

1990 THUNDER CRAFT 17'5 boat. 4.3
Alpha 1 MercCruiser, fish finder, runs
great, good fishing or skiing boat,
$3,500 or trade for a good travel trail-
er. Call anytime 863-781-1777.
14 FT. FIBERGLASS, trailer, 4 HP
Evinrude, trolling motor, live wells,
good cond., $475. See at 4209 W.
Main St. 832-2417. 3:23p

Buyers Available We Need Your Listings!


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2677 sq. ft. stucco home, like nes inside
\sith renovations just completed,
3B/2Bth. inside utililh. fireplace. con'e-
nient location \ialk to schools and shop-
ping. $190,000.
Ill \cre-s in Duelte Area: properly is fenced and has ;an
8" "ell. tCall lur details.
NI'i\\ 1.IS NI;'. 3/2 Double \\ide Nll in nice area;
home i- l'ull' lurnihed: 'imn't la I long ,T $85,5110l!
PLR1I-l I (1 R IllE l( HORSEL LO()\ R! 23118 square
eetl. 31/21th L II home. localed just outside of to"n on
15 acres,. enced, plus a large, 'insl siding. 8080h barn
with 4 horse stalls. 2 roll up doors, 2 pole barns. man%
e\tras must see to appreciate! $4511,000.
LOOK (0 FI RTI IER! 1 his 31/2Bth home is nmoie-in
read': 1838 sq. ft.. carpel/ceramic tile floors, some fur-
niture included in sale: nice lard iilh automatic sprin-
kler si,.mlni: ne" riirl: ni-tml storage hand boal sheds.
\\ON' F LAST LONG! Renmated inside and outl his
31 I Bth. brick fronl home ha- ceramic tile floors, some
furniture included %itlh sale: perlett Ilr youngg lamil)
or retirement. $145.(ll10.
\ RE. \II BL I.N'el' 3BR2RBh home on .9 acre in great
neighborhood! C BtSlucco, new kitchen. lormal dining
room. lii ing room. lamil' room wilh ni ood burning lire-
place. \lake il )our home loda.! $278,01)1).
NIFE ) P(' l'? I his is the right choice' 41/21th home
on 2.5 lols. 3397 sq. ft.. 2 fireplaces. largi rooms includ-
ing lamil%. dining, I'ngt and 2 ulililt rooms: 12\15
workshop "ith eleclritit. Make an ilppointi nt t. lo stii

1980 14' FIBERGLASS boat w/40 HP
w/trolling motor, $1,500. 781-4554.
1995 SYLVAN 20 ft. pontoon boat
w/seat covers, 1995 Mercury 40 HP
motor, plus trailer. 735-2664. 3:16-23p

WOODEN BUNK BEDS, twin top, full
bottom, drawers, w/mattress, mat-
tress covers, sheets, shams, like new,
$450. Queen-size sofa bed, very good
condition, $200. 773-2364. 3:23p
People think that love is an emo-
tion. Love is good sense.

206 6t AEN E(H

What an opportunity! Approximately 215 acres of grove, 37 wooded acres
and two 3BR/2BA homes each on 6 acres of cleared land. The possibilities
are endless for this 264 acres! Call our office for details!
13.03 Acres of grove. This great property comes with an adorable 1 or 2
bedroom, 1 1/2BA frame house and pole barns. Don't wait to see this, call
Tanya Dubberly today. Asking only $375,000.
Very motivated sellers! 3 BR/2 BA cedar home on approximately 1.52 acres
within 1 mile of town. Beautiful home with many upgrades. Recently
repainted. Country living close to town. Only $285,000.
4.8 Acres close to town. Beautiful homesite located in a new subdivision.
Don't miss a chance to own the last parcel available in this area. Now only
CONTRACT PENDING! Developers don't miss your chance! 12,000 acres
located in Northern Okeechobee County. Near the Interstate. Over 1 mile of
Highway frontage. Call Jim for more details or visit jimseerealty.com.
Good home sites on paved road! Three 5-ac. tracts on Parnell Road. Listed
for $19,500 per acre!
83 ac. close to golf course and town. Frontage on two County roads.
Currently zoned FR-1. $20,000 per acre.
CONTRACT PENDING! 33 ac commercial development site on Highway
17 North. Lots of potential! Call Joe Smith for price, location and details!
Highlands County! We have listings! Call John Gross for more information!

James V. See, Jr., Broker

Sales Associates-
(after hours)


Mary Rollins (863) 773-9673 Robert Jones (863) 781-1423
Ben Gibson (941) 737-2800 John H. Gross (863) 273-1017
Joseph F. Smith (863) 781-1851 Tanya Dubberly (863) 781-3069
Bruce E. Shackelford (941) 725-1358
We are a member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing
Service, and can service other Realtors' listings. cl3:23c

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402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873

Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038

Chaurlotte Ferrell

NatiSe 5 acres with large oaks, fronts on Hampton
Road, excellent home site, just minute, from town.
$1 20.i000.
L(LO\ EL 3B/2BIh Brick home on 17 acres: beautiful
ceramic tile floors, fireplace, a cook's dream kitchen
and much more: entrance has satellite gate and alarm
st(em. $485,0110.
PRICl-I) RIGII1 See this 4B/1.5Bth home located on
nice lot in family) neighborhood. Listed at $160,000.
NL\\ LISI IN;G! 2B/IB1th M/it- on nice, large lot ,ith
access to Peace Riier: home recently) remodeled. Listed
at $70.000.
Excellent Iihe acre tract in easternn Ilardee Counts:
pa'ed road Irontage, 6" well perfect home site!
\ I-SfLRN IIARDI-. 15 acres cleared pasture %ith
,mall barn and 3B/llI h home: large oaks. paied road
frontage. $400.000.
SI IAT A BONUS! 12\20 1orkshop/storage space with

square teet., ntd 'asher and dr.er, some turnitlure
included. See today $135,000.
I.O .LI SA-. I [ING(; I II NICE OAKS! 4 Acres and
4B/21th CB/Stucco home: located in eastern Ilardee;
IIOMESI I ES! 15 acres in beautiful location. Call for
details. 517,500 per acre.
4 ACRES (1- COMMERCIAL property plus suite of
offices% fruit scales. outdoor torkshop/shed, fenced:
lIocat-d just outside of ti.ii limits. $198,500.
20.3 acres, fenced and cross fenced: excellent pasture-
land. (Call for details!
40 crewss of native pasture: passed road frontage: nice
scattered oaks. -$800.000.
Ill(;11\\\ 62 RO l )-FRON I \(;1- l OtAcres -Zoned
1-2; ollile space and ser ice shop. Call for details!
MIOBII. I IONIE ON 17 .ACRE-S! 21/1.5Bth; plenty of'
% wildlife! $175.1100.
I I l I- RO )D 66 Commercial corner lot and 1200 sq.
II. building. I iltd at $195.0i111.
I'l RI-l l I I OR 1N\ L.sI ORs 120 acres located in
eastern Ilardee ( ounlt. Call today lor details.


We need listings We have qualified buyers!
Member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service.
Look for us at Mid-FloridaHomes.com


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locally. Top rated company!
Experience a plus, but not a require-
ment. Call 773-6100." 3:23c
HIGHLY MOTIVATED individual need-
ed for full-time legal secretary posi-
tion with busy law practice. Needs to
be able to work independently in a
one person office located in
Wauchula. Excellent computer and
communication skills are required.
Send resume to: Box N, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 3:23c
DRIVER DELIVERY truck for orna-
mental nursery. Apply Peace River
Growers, 3521 N. Nursery Road, Zolfo
Springs, FL. EOE. 3:16-23c
laborer/mechanic needed. TNT Fill
Dirt Inc. Call (863) 773-9446. 3:16-23c



Dan Hill
No Interest Charge
No Finance Charge

1998 Chevy S10
75,000 actual miles
Low Down Payments

DELIVERY DRIVER for plant nursery.
Requires minimum class D license,
clean driving record & prior commer-
cial driving experience. CDL pre-
ferred. Must be insurable. Drug free
work place. Equal opportunity
employer. L&L Liner Nursery, Inc. Call
for interview, 863-773-3557 between
9:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. No call after 3:00
p.m., please. 3:23p
HELP WANTED FOR automatic gate
installation company. Salary based on
experience. Construction and low-
voltage knowledge a plus. Call 863-
381-1224. 3:23-4:20p.
female needs part-time steady help.
Non-smoker, OK if you have another
full-time job. No lifting. 773-5764.

1999 Chevy Blazer
actual miles

Knowledge of marine equipment help-
ful. Please call 863-446-2020.
bucket-repair. Shop and field posi-
tions available. Long-term positions,
benefits, vacation pay, paid holidays.
941-776-1211 or 863-683-6741. Call 8
a.m. to 5 p.m. ask for Shawntel or
Gary Norris. 3:23-30c
BEAUTICIAN (independent contrac-
tor) needed at Hardee Manor
Healthcare Center two days per week.
Apply at 401 Orange Place, Wauchula,
FL or call Janice Horton at 773-3231.






7U.S. Hwy. 17
375-4441 Bowling Green Jimmy Hill
(across from Presto)
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greeting card company is seeking
merchandiser for local Wauchula
area. 10-15 daytime hours/week,
$7.50/hour. Please visit website
www.hiringedge.com, Job Code:
116315. 3:23-30p
SECRETARY: High school diploma or
GED, bilingual written and oral com-
munication, typing, computer applica-
tions. Call (863) 385-2662. 3:23-30c
LY: Cashier, stock, and daily cleaning
persons. Full or part-time, Duette
Country Store. Intersection of SR62 &
CR39, Manatee County. Call Lenora at
(941) 776-1097. 7:21tfc

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;(863) 773-r242
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HELP WANTED: Immediate opening
for a general laborer. We service and
install petroleum equipment and relat-
ed services. Valid driver's license
needed. Willing to train the right per-
son. Call (863) 773-2213 for applica-
tion and appointment. EOE/DFWP
needed 40 hrs/wk., $7.25/hr., Mon.-
Fri., 8 to 4:30, must have dependable
transportation. Mileage per diem paid.
Apply at HOPE of Hardee, 310 N. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. (863) 773-2022,
DFWR 3:2-23c

CNA's NEEDED 40 hr/wk. Mon.-Fri.
8:00 to 4:30. Must have dependable
transportation. Mileage reimburse-
ment and other benefits available.
Apply at HOPE of Hardee County, 310
N. 8th Ave., Wauchula. 773-2022. EOE,
DFWP. 3:16-5:18c
PERSON WITH good communication
skills, computer skills, some book-
keeping knowledge, and overall great
personality Bilingual a+, must be
willing to work on Saturday every
other week. Please send resume to:
P.O. Box 873, Wauchula, FL 33873.

Salary: $65,000 $85,000 D.O.Q
Excellent benefit package.
Hardee County Economic and Industrial Develop-
ment Board.
Hardee County, Florida
A great opportunity for an energetic professional with experi-
ence and skills to make a positive difference for Hardee
County. This new position will be responsible for a full range
of economic development activities including pursuing new
development opportunities, coordinating activities at new
developed Commerce Park as well as business retention and
Ideal candidate will have a background which gives them
broad economic development experience. BA in public
administration, business administration or a related field and
five years experience required.
Full job description is available by e-mailing hardeecOstra-
Send letter of interest and resume to the address below:
Ms. Betty Croy.
Hardee County Economic Development Council
P.O. Box 458
Wauchula, FL 33873

Closing date: Open until filled
Equal Opportunity Employer


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Find the success you
deserve when you join our
automotive sales team!
We have immediate openings in our
,/ sales department. Looking for hard
working career minded people,
with a will to succeed.
Candidates must possess the qualities of:
Great Personality
We offer salary plus commission
and a benefits package:
Health* Life*
*401K*Bonus Plan*Paid Vacation*
Please apply in person.
See Kevin Hanchey or Mark Faye

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Largest Used Car Dealer in Hardee County

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3 years minimum office experience.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.
Send resume to
RO. Box 686 Wauchula, FL 33873.

If you want long term employment,
we are looking for you!
We have numerous positions available...
Janitor, Dry Plant Workers, General Laborers, CDL
Drivers. Benefit package includes paid vacation, sick
leave, retirement plan, safety, incentives, and insur-
ance package.
We are a Drug-Free workplace, strictly enforced.
Apply in person at Florida Fertilizer Co.



$ The Price is Right $
We will not be undersold & we'll match or beat anybody's price!

We Finance Everyone!
You don't need credit! You don't need a job!
All you need is a Down Payment!

Hardee Car Co. ,20 1224
Pay to the (your name could be here) $500.00

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Port Charlotte, Arcadia, Wauchula and
Bowling Green area. (239) 225-0390
ext. 206. 3:9-4:6p
ASSISTANT/CNA needed for medical
office. Mon.-Fri. position. Great
opportunity for a reliable, mature indi-
vidual. Experience a plus. For consid-
eration, please send resume to 322
South 6th Ave., Wauchula, attention
Office Manager. 3:16-23c

2 BEDROOM, 2 bth, home on 5 acres
with stocked pond and 30x25
enclosed metal building. 863-735-
2111. 3:23p
5BR/2B BLOCK C/A/H w/2 lots, Zolfo,
OBO. 781-0579 or 781-0692. 3:23p

FOUND blonde female cur dog wear-
ing green color, 735-0192. 3:23nc

vention ovens, electric toaster, wait-
ress section w/water, 250 lb. ice
machine (used one month only). Call
George (863) 285-7777. 3:23-30p
triple, w/quick shift trim system, trail-
er includes larger toolbox w/capacity
for 2 machines, $3,500 OBO. (863)
287-3619. 3:23-30nc
COLEMAN POP-UP camper, roof a/c,
sleeps 6, good condition, $2,000.773-
0664. 3:23p
bed, walnut. Mattress & springs
included, $550. 773-6026. 3:16-4:13p

Whistler Woods 3.87 ac. homesite, oaks, deed restricted, small pnvate
secluded community. $116,500
Commercial Auburndale-3.69 ac. with 35,800 sq. ft. bldg.with new metal
roof. Visible from Havendale Blvd., large paved parking area. $1.5 million.
Commercial 4 Lots Hwy 17 $225,000. Bowling Green:
37 ac.- 1/2 pasture, 1/2 Hamlih dn'Swingle, micro irrigation. $'14,000 pet'aM.
40 ac. Wooded Country Estate with beautiful 2 story home, corian countertop in
kitchen, wood floors, fireplace in master bedroom and living room. Quiet coun-
try living. $700,000. Can divide/35 ac. woods.
160 ac. total. 120 ac. citrus and 40 ac. in oak woods. 2 wells w/microjet. Lots of
road fmtg. $14,000 per ac.
57 ac. total. 38 ac citrus w/2wells, microjet and 19 ac. in woods $14,000 per ac.
75 ac. total w/55 ac. citrus, deep well, microjet, Ft. Green area, $1,000,000.
21 ac. citrus, mostly Valencia, well w/irrig. Ft. Green area, $15,000 petac.
40 ac. citrus, well, microjet, Sweetwater area, hard road frontage, can divide,
$21,000 per ac.
106 ac. on Hwy 64, over 2750 ft. of frontage, Lemon Grove area, deep well,
2 frame houses, $3,180,000. cl3:23c


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Tire Technician

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Sat. 8-12

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24.8 hours, 7 months old, like new.
Selling it for health reasons, $4,500.
863-781-0979. 3:23p
STORAGE LOT will store your mobile
homes, RVs, trailers. 767-8822.

2BR/2BA SINGLE-WIDE. 773-4572.
1 BR MOBILE HOME, carport/shed
addition, new, furnished, AC, wash-
er/dryer, $7,500. 863-781-3193 located
at Orange Blossom Park. 3:16-23p

make it anymore. This improved prop-
erty includes 5 acres, 2 wells, 2 septic
systems, power lines and two mobile
homes w/3 bedrooms and 1.5 baths,
perfect for a starter home or invest-
ment that will pay for itself. Call for
details. Office 863-453-3400. Cell 863-
399-3333. 3:23-30p
Notice of Public Sale
1993 ISUZU
8:00 A.M. April 3, 2006
1071 Hwy 17 N. Wauchula, FL

Call today for a FREE estimate!

SDrwywall & Paiot
Lamont Lee 4
V License #06-353 & Insured
15 Years of Experience
PO Box 137; Bowling Green, FL 33834
(863) 245-6299 phone co
(863) 767-6008 fax "
lcejdrywallpaintinginc@hotmail.com ')

Country Manor Apartments
315 State Road 62
Bowling Green, Florida 33834


We are a 120 unit apartment property, 48 units are des-
ignated for people working in the Farm Industry. At this
time we have 2 bedroom vacancies for immediate
move-ins for qualified applicants that work in the
Farm industry, and we are taking applications for
upcoming vacancies for non-farmer worker units. To
qualify, you must meet our resident qualification criteria.
We have dishwashers, stoves, washer/dry hook-ups,
and washer/dryer rentals (limited quantities), carpeting,
ceramic tile floors, large closets, and the 2/3 bedroom
apartments offer 2 full bathrooms. We have a car-care
area, a large playground, volleyball ar.a leautifylly ..-
landscaped grounds, gazebo with grills, armpie parking
and we are a gated community. For more information
regarding your new home, please contact us at
Country Manor Apartments
(863) 773-6640 or fax us at (863) 773-6679.
Monday through Friday 10:00 to 6:00
Equal Housing Opportunity.'

John H. O'Neal
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com

34.4 ac. Valencia grove with red &
green jets. Good producer.
Fish, Hunt & Relax! 1,014 acs. on
beautiful Charlie Creek. Good cit-
rus grove for cash flow. Abundant
wildlife. Great home, barns &
office. $21,000,000!
PalmettRigde Su.kiviri n: Three
5 ac. & ilIIr4a CIof Zolfo
Springs t |v t e. High
and dry. $3M,lJIt4@t15.
Price reduced on this 3 BR, 1 bath
home sitting on 0.9 ac. Just east of
town $150,000. Completely remod-
eled inside. Nice lot with room to
Beautiful 10 ac. homesite, pasture,
woods on paved road. $180,000!
20 ac. Hamlin grove between Avon
Park & Wauchula. Mostly young
trees, increasing in production with
micro-jet irrigation. $260,000!
Ready for your new home! Three
5 acre tracts in western Hardee
Co. Asking $100,000 each! Make
your offer today. Owners motivat-
3 BR, 2 bath CB home. Formal liv-
ing and dining, spacious family
room, large utility room, oversized
porch, and an above ground pool
with deck in Eastern Hardee Co.
With 5 acs. $265,000! Or with 10
acs. $340,000!

Just what you are looking for! This
beautifully maintained 2 BR, 2
bath, MH in Brookside Bluff
includes all appliances, golf cart
and some furniture! $85,000!
Adjacent to "The Bluffs" 18- hole
championship golf course.
lot in Frostproof ready for your
home. This 50'x330' lot is priced at
You won't find anything better than
this 20 acs. of beautiful pasture
located close to town. Paved road
frontage, culvert, and board fence
entrance. Listed for $280,000!
20 ac. gr iia rus area of
Hardee COS..l, I,
4 BR, 2 bath home in Golfview with
2457 living SF. New A/C, 1 yr old
roof, in ground screened pool, land-
scaped yard, and appliances.
Two wooded 1 ac. tracts in the
Inverness area. Two minutes from
boat landing to the Withlacootchee.
One tract has well, septic & electric
plus fill for your home.$60,000!
18 acs. prime development. South
side of Bowling Green. Future land
use is Highway Mixed Use.

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 nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.

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Fill Dirt

Zolfo Spring~s

Lamar Gilliard -
Home: (863) 735-0490 c14:28ic


Mobile: (941) 456-6507

107 W. Main Street
Topsy See Wauchula FL 33873
REAL ESTATE 773-5994

New Listing: Beautiful homesite. You can hide away in this approx. 24
acres of wooded property with creek and Oak hammock. Fenced and
cross fenced. $20,000 acre.
New Listing: 3BR/1BA. Very nice home in Zolfo. Central H/A, appli-
ances, vinylsiding with metal roof. $115,000.
2.10 acres parcel in Pioneer Acres. $30,000.
10 acres prime property close to Wauchula. $23,000 per acre.
Approximately 40 acres. Call for information.

We Have Buyers!

We Need Listings!

PAY RATE: ($34,124.30 $44,774.04)
Wanted for the Hardee County Fire Rescue Department.
Must be State Certified as a FireFighter and Paramedic.
Possession of a valid FL Class D CDL w/E endorsement.
Must be able to work rotating shifts and have ability to per-
form prolonged and arduous physical work.
Complete job description and Fire Rescue' Application
forms posted on County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Applications accepted in the Human Resources
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone:(863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position clos-
es at 5:00 p.m., April 6, 2006.
Excellent Benefits including State Retirement. EOE F/M/V

Noey Flores John Freeman Amanda Mishoe Steve Lanier Lisa Douglas

** Whether you're buying or selling. The professionals at
Flores & Flores, Inc. will be happy to assist you. Let one of
our associates help make your Real Estate dreams come

*AII of our properties are on our website at www.floresrealty.net

Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours 863-773-2840
Lawrence A. Roberts 863 773-9256
Noey Adam Flores 863 781-4585
John Freeman 863 773-6141
Amanda Mishoe 863 781-3587
Steve Lanier 863 559-9392
Lisa Douglas 863 781-3247


KENNY SANDERS-........781-0153
RICK KNIGHT...............773-2472
MONICA REAS-..............773-9609

DAVID ROYAL............781-3490
SANDY LARRISON.-......832-0130

U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH. WAUCHUL4, FL 33873 cl:23c

Topsy See, broker Vanette See, associate
Or email us at: TSEEREALESTATE@yahoo.com 3:23c

S rRealtor
"=2 220 N. 6th Avenue
.P"....T Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
**Brand New Home on Beautiful Land 3BR/2BA 2,000
sq. ft. of living area. Central Air & Heat, Fireplace,
Beautiful Kitchen with plenty of cabinet and counter
space.-Home is on 4.81 acres with two ponds. Great
country setting. Home is still u11er construction. Call
today for more details. Asking $332,500.00.5
Wauchula Hills Special Quiet Country Setting Good
3BR/2BA 2002 DW, Spacious Starter Mobile Home or
kitchen with skylight, covered car- Investment. 2BR2BA 1992
port. Home has been well main- Singlewide Mobile Home on 1
Asredwn .cres could also be a great future
tained and is ready for new owners homesite. Call for more details.
$85,000. $65,000.
Beautiful 3BR/2BA 2 Story 120 Acres Premium Grove and
brick home in Riverview. This Pasture Land Property located
home is in immaculent condition in southeastern Hardee County.
and ready for it's new owners. Great homesite or ranch location.
Screened back and front porch. Improved land all fenced in with
1,966 sq. ft. of living area. Being we maintained drainage. Being
offered at $179,900. MLS#178258. 146Acffered at or$25,1500 An Acre -
Great Possibilities 9.5 Acres in Beautiful land in Ft. Meade near
Bowling Green with an older frame the Lake Buffum area.
home. 1BR/1BA and a singlewide Excellent Location & Great Home
3BR/2BA. Use it as an investment 3BR/2BA CB home with approx-
for now and build your dream imately 2,200 sq. ft. of living area
home later. MLS#183008. Asking and a 2 car garage. Located just
$225,000. west of Wauchula on 10 acres.
Close to schools, shopping and
Cute & Cozy home located on downtown. Home has new roof
large lot on dead end street in Fort new insulation, new stucco and
Meade. 3BR/1BA, 1,176 sq. ft. fresh paint. Take a look at it today
heated. REDUCED $110,000. call for your appointment. Asking
Nice 2002 DW 3BR/2BA, 1,296 $469,900.
REDUCED Old Florida at it's Best
sq. ft. on 1 AC in Bowling Green. Spacious secluded home located
Asking $96,000. off Murphy Road in South Eastern
Must see to appreciate 2.2 Acre Hardee County. 7.5 acres sur-
with 1997 4BR/2BA Mobile Home rounded by Florida Native wood-
in excellent condition with 16x26 lands., Stock Pond, several out-
workshop with 12x26 Pole Barn off buildings and uniquely built do
tens. This is definitely a MUST
back of shed, too many extras to EEE TO APPRECIATE.ALL
mention. Less than 3 miles from THIS FOR ONLY $379,900.
town. Asking $179,000. Land Listing in Zolto Springs 5
Spacious Home 3BR/2BA CB acres fronting Sasser Road wtih
home with 2 efficiencies great for pond. Great for residential con-
live in mom, dad or college student, struction or mobile home.
Each efficiency has a bedroom, REDUCED $89,000.
bath, kitchen, living area and AC Seller Motivated 5 Acre "r-act -
What more could you ask for. Located approximately miles east
What more could you ask for of Wauchula on the corner of
Home is on large corner lot with Bailey and Main. Good Location
well maintained landscaping. for New Home Construction or
MLS#179845. Asking $250,000. Mobile Home. Asking $110,000.


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March 23, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 9B



WHITE MALE POODLE, no papers, 11
months old, $150. 735-0246. 3:23p
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 look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.

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owners with good ideas. Can be
sports bar grill. Good location. For
more info call George (863) 285-7777.
lots. Buy TWO GET ONE FREE! (863)
464-0917. 3:16-4:13p
DESOTO COUNTY two lots. 8114
Nancy/Peace River Acres, $42,000;
8519 Riviera/Sunnybreeze Harbor,
$48,000. 941-358-5325. 3:9-4:7p

MOBILE HOME lot with well and sep-
tic tank, $25,000.781-0579. 3:23p

motorhome. Great shape, runs good,
2 A/Cs, awning w/screen room, Onan
generator, $12,000. Call anytime 863-
781-1777. 3:23-30p
RV FOR SALE 767-8822. 3:2tfc

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 prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh

Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-Pay Here
Established Credit Late ModelCars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.

Lone star
Congssta ction C(oa:r -

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865 |

Citru Removal Land Clearing
backhoe Work
Fond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Drvewa5 pebble Rock, etc.

Shawn Rimes
(863) 781-0412
References Provided Upon Requests cl8:8tfc

V* What's
the #1 reason
to sell your house
to Billy Hill?

He's Honest!

S 5

Billy Hill

Call Today

(863) 781-1062

see Billy first! 13:23tr


ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 3:23c
Come in person to Hardee Car Co. for
more info. 3:23c
1 BDR, 1 BA mobile home, complete-
ly furnished, AC, washer/dryer, $600
(includes lot rent), adult park 50 plus
(Orange Blossom Park) 863-781-3193.

FT. MEADE: 2 BR/1BATH apartment,
C/HA, laundry room w/hook-up, nice
neighborhood, $600/month, security
deposit required. Call Sheila. 375-
9988 or 285-7203. 2:16tfc
The eral-Advcat

Dispatcher needed for long distance
trucks/dump trucks. Duties include
keeping track of all loads, working up
loads and fuel. Please fax resume to
BJD Enterprises, Inc. at 863-773-3379.

ADULT PARK Crystal Lake. We have
RVs for sale and rent. Some can be
moved. 767-8822. 3:16tfc
3BR/2B yard maintained. No pets. No
smoking. Need references. $850
month/$500 security. 781-1528.

scaping. Licensed and insured, com-
mercial and residential, new landscap-
ing, relandscaping. Call Jesse
DeBoom C-863-781-2753 or H-863-
735-0590. 2:23-5:25p

A&R TILE SERVICES experienced tile
layers. We give estimates. Se Habla
Espahiol. 863-781-1759 or 863-781-
4174 call anytime. 2:23-3:23p
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 2:16-5:25p
ports, screen rooms, additions, pool
cages. Harold Howze Construction.
735-1158. 2:9-4:13p
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Harder County at 735-3109. Several
weekly meetings. dh

Busy, Fast Paced Office
Looking for the Right Person!
Secretary/Bookkeeper Quickbooks Payroll
Acct Rec/Acct Pay
Respond to Box K Herald Advocate
RO. Box 338 Wauchula, FL 338733:16,23p

5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green

Mon Sat
8:00 5:00

Bo Espino
Auto Technician

498 Airport Rd., 5 acres, improved, fenced, small creek on south side, 2002
DW MH, 1891 s.f., 4/2, $160,000.
2 bedroom, 1 bath, frame home. Excellent location. 324 Shelton Ave.
Wauchula $65,000.
3 Rental houses in Ona. Current rental $900 per month, includes 1/4 acre
C-1 on SR 64 W. $140,000.
Vacant corner lot 62x175, located on West Main St., Wauchula. In the
downtown Historical district, building ready. $175,000.
Commercial lot, 75x169, with rental home in Ona $69,500.
309 Illinois Ave. Large frame home. 4/2. Large lot. $67,500.
5cri-es Prinie liation. 'Vaidblah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
22 acres MOL Grove, deep well, corner of Barlow Rd. and S.R. 64E.
170 College Lane, 2BR 1 Bth Central H/A. Large wooded lot $69,500.
421 Grape St. BG 3/1, central H/A, CB $65,000.


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24-Hour Emergency Towing Lowest Possible Rates Fast, Rellable Service

U.Hill's Auto World
U.S. Hwy. 17 Bowling Green



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Saturday, April 1

8 am- 2 pm
Country Manor Apartments

315 State Road 62 cl323,30c

* We repair most
American cars
* Full time mechanic
* We are license
and insured!
Reg #MV-40625

Bo .. o Ie u- .I- d ol

4 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
,Qffice Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from $570 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity
4 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viemes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $570 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para los encapacitados y desabilitados.
Intalarse es restrict a un miembro de familiar que reciban el 50% o mas de
Ingreso grueso annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Iqual Oportunidades de Viviendas cl3:16-30c

SFlorida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc. (FINR),
located in Wauchula, FL is dedicated to the rehabilitation
of survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries. We are cur-
rently accepting applications for the following positions.
All interested candidates must be at least 18 years of age
& have a minitnum of a HS Diploma/GED.
employee files to meet state, federal & credentialing
agency standards. Must be able to multi-task & adhere to
confidentiality. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office,
Access & Excel. 1 to 3 yrs exp in H/IR required.
licensure & experience is required. Part time and Full
Time positions available.
C.N.A. Current FL licensure and experience required.
nursing staff with appointments, filing, drug screens,
transport arrangements & central supply. Must have good
computer skills and previous medical office exp.
Provide direct care to clients. Must be patient, reliable &
trustworthy. C shift & weekends available. No previous
experience necessary.
DIETARY SERVER 1 to 3 yrs dietary experience
preferred. Weekends required.

ENVIRONMENTAL TECH- (Laundry/Housekeep-
ing) Some weekends required.
FINR offers an excellent benefit package, is an EOE and a
DFWP. If you are interested in joining a fast growing
company, please stop by 1962 Vandolah Rd. to fill out an
application, fax resume to 863-773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net c]3:l6tfc

WE Pay Casu


awD Lavo

Office Ph: 375-3113

Mobile Ph: 781-4460

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10B The Herald-Advocate, March 23, 2006

T he


DISCING, MOWING, hauling, tractor
service. 781-3141, 735-0140 leave
message. 3:16-4:13p
FRANK'S LAWN CARE: Commercial,
residential, licensed, insured. Free
estimates. 781-7360. 2:9-4:13p
Commercial and residential, Insured,
locally owned and operated. Free
Estimates. Call My Florida Landscape
Service 863-832-2102. 1:19-3:23p
C&P CONSTRUCTION. Demolition, fill
dirt, tree removal, stump removal,
dragline, track hoe, land clearing,
shell, clay, top soil, loader, bulldozer,
dump trucks. 735-2415. 1:19tfc
(863) 773-6259. Services include aer-
ators, house pumps, new installation
& repair on yard systems. 5:26tfc
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc

For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Phdrmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.




(non-lawyer) 1

LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc

5 years old, good condition. 863-375-
3500. 3:16-4:13p

EDNA'S PLACE Lots of refrigerators,
washers, dryers, stoves and beds.
MOVING SALE: Friday, Saturday, 8-5,
487 Cypress Street (off Boyd Cowart),
tools, John Deer tractor, plows, tillers,
household misc. 3:23p
Hart Rd. Large variety of items.
Edwards Peace Dr. Tools, chain saw,
ladder, misc. plumbing. 3:23p
FRI. SAT., 9-?, Griffin Whidden Road,
west on Main St. approx. 5 miles turn
right at Boat Shop Sign. Furniture,
dishes, housewares. 3:23p
3 FAMILY: Saturday, 9-?, 2588 S.E.
Merle Lankford Rd. off Steve Roberts,
follow signs. Furniture, clothes all
sizes. 3:23p
THURS.-FRI.-SAT., 8-?, Moving sale,
very low prices. Walton St., off E. Bay
St. Follow signs. 3:23-30p
FRI., SAT., 8-?, 3015 Vermillion St. in'
alley. Collectables, clothes, A/C,
tools, air compressor. No reasonable
offer refused. Something for every-
, one. 3:23p
SATURDAY ONLY! Big sale at the cor-
ner of SR 62 & Hwy. 17. 3:23c

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Truck Driver Wanted:

Class A CDL with clean driving record.
Must have Tanker and Hazmat
endorsements. Home every night and
weekends off. Paid Holidays, Paid
Vacation, and Paid Health Insurance.
Call M-F Toll Free 866-375-2487. c,3:16,23c

Temporary or Federal and State
Permanent LABO Taxes
SPermanent L ABO R Deposits
Personnel and r ISOLUTIONS Tax Reports
Personnel Services Worker's Comp
Payroll Services FICA
Year End W2's
ROBBY ALBRITTON 116 W. Orange St., Wauchula
(863) 773-9225 10:21tfc

Braves Shut Out Machine Pitch Rivals

Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2006 Machine Pitch
Culligan Water Conditioning
Braves finished the season unbeat-
The Braves, at 14-0, dominated
Machine Pitch, officially known as
Dixie League AA division.
Behind the Braves were the
Hardee, County Sheriff's Office
Marlins at 9-5 and the Hardee Fire-
Rescue Yankees at 9-4-1. Trailing
are the Lake Branch Dairy White
Sox, Peace River Electric Cooper-
ative Inc. (PRECo) Pirates, Crown
Ford Devil Rays, Hardee Petro-
leum Rangers and Elks Giants.
In the final two weeks of play,
competition heated up and there
were several close encounters. On
March 10, for instance, the Braves
barely beat the Pirates 12-10 and on
March 16, the White Sox nipped
the Rangers 12-11. On March 14,

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the Braves escaped the Yankees 8-
Finishing up for the Elks Giants
were Frankie Coronado, Illeana
Flores, Desiree Ford, Kayla Garay,
Austin Garcia, Jacob Lazo,
Cervando "Danny" Martinez,
Adam Salas, Ashley Trone and
Jordan Ward. They were coached
by Kristi Trone, John Waleri and
Cody Rawls.
Running the bases for the
Rangers were Stevie DeAnda, Ally
Dotson, Allison Farr, Darby Farr,
Joel Garland, Aaron Harrison,
Drew Mimbs, Ruben Olmos, Erik
Rentz, Rosienell Rivers, Cade
Roberts and Kole Robertson,
coached by Scott Farr, Don
Rodgers and Chris Knight.
Playing for the Pirates were
Aaron Brown, Justin Herrin,
Christopher Hull, Jimmy Lane,
Daryl Mashburn, Danny Owens,
Tiffany Owens, Noah Purser,
Taylor Roberts, Quinton Sanchez,
Benjamin Tamayo, JaNessa
Tamayo and Joselyn Thompson,
who were coached by John Mark
Brown, Ken Osteen and Nathan
Catching the ball for the White
Sox were Andrew Alvarado, Tylor
Alvarado, Jessica Bembry, Joseph
Crawford, Marquis Delgado,
Alyssa Ennis, James Gibson,
Taylor Graham, William McClel-
land, Ryan Moore Alyssa Tatum,
Litzy Vargas and Abel Villarreal.
Their coaches were Dale Crawford,
Wayne Graham and Kevin Moore.
Batting for the Braves were
Landon Albritton, Tucker Albritton,
Dakota Altman, J. T. Canary,
Parker Carlton, Abby Clark, Cody
Cumbee, Hayden Lindsey, Seth
McGee, Boone Paris, Rayna Parks,
Hunter Scranton and Russell
Weems. They were coached by
Gerry Lindsey, Jason Clark, Keith
Weems and Joe Albritton.
Making plays for the Marlins
were Gabrielle Allen, Thomas

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Coming around to score for the
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Flores, Levi Lovett, Justin New-
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In Business
By Michael Kelly J

State Farm has appointed two new agents to Hardee County in order to'
fill the void created by the death last year of long-time agent Walter Bailey.

David Singletary is celebrating the grand opening of his office.located
at 305 N. Sixth Ave. (U.S. 17) in Wauchula.
Singletary and his supporting team specialize.in providing insurance
and financial planning services to State Farm customers. With 21 years at
State Farm, Singletary brings experience and knowledge to his newly
appointed post as an agent.
Singletary and his wife, Debbie, have two daughters: Bridgette, 15, and
Ariel, 13. The family is looking forward to once again living in a small,
close-knit community where they can share their love of horses and' cattle.,
They are preparing to build a home on the west side of Wauchula.
Singletary is a native of Polk City and graduated from Warner Southern
College in Lake Wales. Singletary says, "Hardee County reminds me a lot
of where I grew up in the old Polk City."
He adds, "I am truly excited about the opportunity to be part of a com-
munity that has given so much to us already. The people of Hardee County
wrote the definition of 'community' after the devastation of Hurricane;
Charley, and we are honored to be here." Singletary hopes to "stay here:
as long as the people of Hardee County will let me."
His office hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and"
from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Those interested in additional informa-
tion can reach him at his office or by calling 773-6100.

Scott Hardcastle is also a newly appointed State'Farm agent in town.-
He will be holding a grand opening celebration at his office at 105 W..
Summit St. in Wauchula. The public is encouraged to attend the event this,
Saturday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Hardcastle has 16 years of experience with State Farm, along with a:
vast amount of expertise and knowledge. Hardcastle and his team special-
:ize in insurance and financial planning for their customers. Those inter-
ested in additional information can reach Hardcastle at hisoffice by calling
773-2147. .. ... .. ...i iYT .; A.. j i .-" ;,.
He grew up in St. Louis, Mo., and is a graduate':of S6uthern Illinois
University in Carbondale. He is married to wife Sharon, and they have
three children: Rachel, 21, Ashley, 18, and David, 6.
The family is currently building a home in Torrey Oaks, and is "look-'
ing forward to becoming a part of the community."
Hardcastle notes, "My goal is to help the people of Hardee County-
manage the risks of everyday life, recover from the unexpected, and realize
their dreams."
He likes Hardee County because it is in a central location; and he has
family scattered throughout the state. "The people seem very warm and
welcoming, and I am here to serve them."
Hardcastle's office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday: through
Friday, and from 10 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call Michael
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Remember Memorials
Recently I was able to spend some time in Charleston, S.C., and was
able to visit Fort Sumter, where the Civil War began. While walking around
the ruins, looking at the cannons and listening to the guide tell interesting
facts about the people and the time surrounding the Civil War, I was struck
by how many people were solemnly listening to the guide's many details,
fascinated by the loss of life and paying respect to the sacrifice.
With some afterthought, I am struck by the lack of the same response
to the loss of life of our Savior and the sacrifice that He has given.
We know that Christ gave Himself to die on a cross, one of the cruelest
deaths that could be suffered by an individual of those days. We know that
Jesus gave up His place in Heaven so that He could come to this earth to die
in our place (Philippians 2:5-6). We know that the greatest sacrifice ever
made was made by the God of Heaven as He gave His only begotten Son
(John 3:16).
Despite this sacrifice of love and redemption, we do not treat the
memorial surrounding this event with the same respect and fervor. Many do
not celebrate and remember His death through the Lord's Supper but once
or twice a year! Others only celebrate the communion of our Lord once a
quarter. The main reason I have heard for this infrequency of the bread and
wine memorial is because they "do not want the Lord's Supper to become
redundant or mundane."
Well, then maybe we should only pray once a quarter so it does not get
redundant. Or maybe we can just hear God's Word once a year so that it will
not become mundane. Maybe we should just praise God in song once a
quarter so that it does not become trivial.
No! None of those things make sense to us.
Instead, we should remember the Lord's death in the way that He
showed us to remember it God has given to us, in a memorial, an opportu-
nity to show some respect and honor to our Lord for His sacrifice. God has
showed us that we can celebrate this memorial on the first day of the week,
not just the first day of each quarter (Acts 20:7). 11
We can give God honor through this memorial feast of bread and ffuit
of the vine. And we, like those visitors to Fort Sumter, should desire the
-opportunity to appreciate and solemnly remember each chance that we can
get. I'm Telling the Truth!
J. Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula. He can
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PAY RATE: ($17,595.34 $23,086.62)
Wanted for the Hardee County Road & Bridge
Department. Applicants must have some knowledge of
the general maintenance trades. Ability to perform
heavy manual labor. Must have High School Diploma
or GED.
Valid FL Class B CDL is required.
Complete job description and Application forms post-
ed on County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Applications accepted in the Human Resource
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Phone:(863) 773-2161, Fax:(863) 773-2154. Position
closes at 5:00 p.m., March 31, 2006.
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March 23, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 11B





CASE NO. 25-2003-CA-61
TRUST, 1998-2,

to an Order Resch
Foreclosure Sale dated Mai
2006 and entered in Case N
2003-CA-688 of the Circuit C
the TENTH Judicial Circuit in
HARDEE County, Florida where
Plaintiff and MAGGIE BEL
COUNTY; are the Defendants
sell to the highest bidder for
417 W.fMAIN STREET at 11:00
the 5th day of April, 2006, the
Ing described property as setf
said Final Judgement:


A/K/A 126 9th Avenue West
Springs, FL 33890

this Court on March 15, 2006.
B. Hugh I
Clerk of the Circul

By: Connie

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CASE NO.: 252005DR000684
Respondent. /
To: Alvin Freeman
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for dissolution of marriage has been
filed against you and you are
required to serve a copy of your writ-
ten defenses, if any, to: Susan
Pamela Freeman, Petitioner, 1049
Kerry Drive, Sebring, Florida 33875,
on or before March 31, 2006, and file
the original with, the Clerk of this
Court, 430 South Commerce Avenue,
Sebring, Florida, either, before ser-
vice on Petitioner or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.
DATED February 23, 2006.
S B. Hugh Bradley
As Clerk of the Court
By Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

Case No. 252006CP000019
The administration of the estate of,
wh6se date of death was January 5,
2006, and whose social security num-
ber is 231-60-5820, Is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The name
and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors.of tlie decedent and
.other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this

The date of the first publication of
this Notice is March 16, 2006.
Personal Representative:
4313 Milsmith Road
Chester, VA 23831

AN Attorney for Personal Representative:
John W. H. Burton, of
Post Office Drawer 1729
"kchula, FL 33873
M 3 773-3241
/ jda Bar Number: 0650137 3 16.23c
ruant CASE NO. 25 2005 CA 000 587
rch 15, Plaintiff,
40. 25-
;ourt of vs.
and for
LELY IN Defendants. /
ARDEE NOTICE IS GIVEN that pursuant to a
3, I will Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated
cash at March 13th 2006, entered in Civil
F THE Case No. 252005-CA 000587 of the,
OUSE, Circuit Court of the 10th Judicial
AM, on Circuit in and for Hardee County,
follow- Florida, wherein WILTON VENTURES,
forth in INC., is Plaintiff, and SUCCESS
K 18, Defendant.
I will sell to the highest bidder for
IE cash, Hardee County Courthouse,
417 West Main Street, front lobby,
. Wauchula, Hardee County, Florida at
11:00 o'clock a.m. on the 5th day of
t, Zolfo April, 2006, the following described
property as: set forth In said Final
Judgment, to
seal of wit:
Begin at a point 267.28 feet South
Bradley 00007' West of the NE corner of the
t Court West 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of the NE
1/4 of Section 18, Township 34
Coker South, Range 26 East, on the South
y Clerk right of way of SR#64; thence
South 00o07' West 206.06 feet;
ericans thence North 5305' West 123.43
disabil- feet; thence Noith 36o55' East 165
imoda- feet along the East right of way of
ceding SR#64 to RO.B.; Hardee County,
ual or Florida.
ce at a/k/a 2056 State Road 64
Barrett East, Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890.
., Suite
phone Dated this 13th day of March, 2006.
0-955- Clerk of Circuit Court
'70, via By: Connie Coker
:23,30c Deputy Clerk 3:16,23c


CASE NO. 252006DR000099
ANN HENNIG, an adult.

Residence Unknown
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
regarding the adoption of the adult
named above has been filed in the
above Court and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to JOHN W. BURTON of Burton
& Burton, PA., Post Office Drawer
1729, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on or
before the 31 day, of March, 2006, and
file the original with the Clerk of the
Court dither before service on
Petitioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter, or a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the complaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of this
Court on this 22nd day of February,

Clerk of Courts

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk.

Case No. 252005CP000006
The administration of the estate of,
Ruben De La Rosa, deceased, whose
date of death was November 21,
2004, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula,
Florida 33873. The names and
addresses of successor personal
representative and the successor
-personal representative's attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons, having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this

Of The Herald-Advocate
It was three matches for the
Hardee boys and two for the Lady
Wildcats in high school tennis
action last week.
The boys lost a marathon at
home to Sebring 4-3 on Monday.
Both the girls and boys won' 5-2 at
Braden River on Tuesday. Friday
matches were at Lemon Bay, end-
ing with tough losses for both
Hardee teams.
There is a change in this week's
schedule. The Monday trip for both
teams to Palmetto has been
changed to April 5'as Manatee
County schools are on spring break
this week. Hardee girls went to Port
Charlotte on Tuesday and the
Wildcats went there on Wednesday.
Both will travel to Sarasota Booker
today (Thursday).
Then, it's a pause in the action
due to Hardee's spring break. Play
resumes on April 3 at Avon Park in
a girls-only match. On April 6, both
Hardee teams greet Booker.
With just the boys, teams playing
last Monday, there was time for
some extra matches against
Sebring, while the number two sin-
gles between Walter "Boomer"
Olliff and Chris Pinson went on for
almost three hours. "It was filled
with lots of long rallies. After one
particularly good rally, both players
met at- the net to give each other a
high five and then continued the
war," reported Hardee coach'Ken
Leupold. Pinson won the marathon
7-5, 6-7, 6-4.
Josh Ready easily won the num-
ber one singles 6-1, 6-2 over David
Lee. At number three, John Paul

The date of the first publication of
this Notice is March 16, 2006.
Successor Personal Representative:
Constance Hedrick
206 2nd Ave. S.E.
Ruskin, FL 33570

Attorney for Successor Pi
Robert D. Hines
Hines Norman Hines P.L.
315 South Hyde Park Avenue
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 251-8659
Florida Bar Number: 0413550


CASE NO. 252006CA0001
$560.00 U.S. CURRENCY

for forfeiture of the fol
described personal proper
Hardee County, Florida:

$560.00 U.S. CURRENC

has been filed against you I
and you are required to serve
of your written defenses, if
Kenneth B. Evers, petitioner'
ney, whose address is Post
Drawer 1308, Wauchula,
33873-1308, on or before A
2006, and file the original
clerk of this court either befoi
ice on petitioner's attorney or I
ately thereafter; otherwise a
will be entered against you
relief demanded in the petition
DATED on March 7, 2006.

As Clerk of th

By; Connie
As Deputy


CASE NO. 252006DR000O
ANN HENNIG, an adult.

Residence Unknown
regarding the adoption of th
named above has been filed
above Court and you are reqi
serve a copy of your written de
if any, to JOHN W. H. BURT
Burton & Burton, PA., Post
Drawer 1729, Wauchula,
33873, on or before the' 31
March, 2006, and file the origin
the Clerk of the Court either
service on Petitioner's attor
immediately thereafter, or a
will be entered against you
relief demanded In the compi
WITNESS my hand and seal
Court on this 22nd day of Fe

Clerk of

By: Connie

Barton beat Danny Ritter 7-6 (two
ties) and 6-2.
The remaining singles events
went in favor of Sebring, Antonio
Diaz won 6-0, 6-0 over Robbie
Jones and Pranav Deshpande beat
Kevin Sanders 6-1, 6-2.
Extra singles matches were on
the 10-point system. Brenton
McClenithan lost 8-1 to Deshpande
and Jake Crews won 8-2 over

Caton Spencer. Casey Brutus fol-
lowed with an 8-1 win over Jimmy
Polatty. Jonathan Smith of Sebring
downed Shane Conley 8-4 and
Felipe Flor stopped Joe Porter 8-3.
In the doubles competition
Hardee got the number one win,
with Ready/Olliff taking Lee/Ritter
8-2. At number two, Barton/Jones
went down 8-3 to Pinson/Diaz. In
extra doubles, Drew Macias/Hold-


For the week ended March 16, 2006:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,419 compared to
last week 7,322 and 5,734 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week, slaughter
cows and bulls were 2.00 to 4.00 lower, feeder steers and heifers were

0.uu to o.uu lower.

Feeder Steers:

SFeeder Heifers:
Feeder Heifers:

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 147.50-220.00;
300-400 lbs., 124.00-165.00; and
400-500 lbs., 116.00-147.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs.,: 126.00-190.00;
300-400 lbs., : 112.00-141.00; and-
400-500 lbs., 100.00-127.50.

Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 44.00-49.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 54.00-67.00.

After Thoughts
By C.J. Mouser

My kids are not above having fun at my expense. Pranks and practical
jokes are a part of my daily existence. So, you would think by now I would
be able to spot a ruse coming a mile away.
Fortunately for them, I'm just as gullible today as I was 10 years ago.
The two oldest walked in last week with a fistful of scratch-off lottery

personal tickets.
"What in the world?" I demanded.
"We bought one," Jill said, "and we kept winning enough to buy more."
"So how did it all end up?"
"The last ticket was worth $4,300."
$4,300! .
3:16,23c Then it dawned on me that they didn't seem very excited about such a
THE "So where's the money?"
IT, They exchanged baleful looks. "We can't find the ticket," Jake said.
S "Are you telling me that' you n more'than $4,000 and you lost the
DA ,ticket?" '
-21 "That's pretty much it," he responded. "We scratched it off and took it
inside the store to have the guy check it, and he confirmed our win. From
/ that point, we don't know what happened to it."
How he kept a straight face is beyond me. Then, there was a very long
)ROTHY "You checked in the Jeep?"
CLAIM- "We checked."
1O THE "You looked through all the other tickets ... just in case it got mixed
)W. back in?"
n action "We looked through .them three times," Jill confirmed.
lowing- "Then there's only one thing that could have happened. The guy
Drty in switched tickets on you!"
It wouldn't be the first time someone took advantage of a couple of
Y youngsters. Besides, they were my kids, I had to believe what they were
telling me. Surely they wouldn't play such a mean trick on me. Would they?
by peti- "You, uh ... you guys wouldn't be messing with me would you?" I
CHULA, asked, just in case.
TMENT, "Yeah!" This'said in stereo and followed by some very hardy laughter.
a copy I just stared at-them.

an tton -"I knew I should have adopted ya'll out when you were still little and
Office cute. Now I'm stuck with yo9."
Florida More laughter.
pril 14, "You should'a seen your face!" Jake declared, delighted.
vith the If I've heard that statement once, I've heard it a thousand times.
re serv- "So where did the tickets come from?" I asked, tossing the stack on the
default coffee table.
for the '"Somebody threw them away. We had most of them checked, but there
n. were no winners," Jake said.
After they sat and laughed and poked fun at me for another 10 minutes,
they got ready to leave.
IADLEY "Take care of your trash, before you go," I pointed at the stack of lot-
e Court tery tickets.
"I'll throw them away when I get back. Man, you should see your face
a Coker right now," Jake said, laughing again.
ty Clerk And then they were gone, leaving me alone in the living room with
:,23c Steve Irwin, the crocodile hunter, who was hovering over a large female
F THE crocodile with a paternal grin. The croc was holding a tiny baby croc in her
IT, mouth, moving it gently from one place to another.
"....She's gooooorgeous, isn't she, mate? And what a good mom!" Steve
DA declared in his lovable Aussie fashion:. ""'
"Yeah, she's a real doll," I said to the television. "I wonder how she can
S99. hold her young in her mouth without eating them. Wait 'til they're teenagers
I don't know exactly when I picked up the tickets. It was waste of time,
-wasn't it? But just the same, I started checking them.
I had gone through at least 20 of them while Steve crooned to his big
lizards in the background. The fourth to the last ticket gave me pause. It
seemed to be a winner. I read the directions again, just in case I had mis-
1 action understood:
e adult "Match any of your numbers to the winningnumbers and win the prize
In the auu
uired to under that number."
senses, One of my numbers was a four. One of the winning numbers was a
TON of four.
Office I peered closely at the numbers and even took them into better light
Florida just to make sure, and then slowly removed the scratch-off ink to reveal my
day of prize. It was a $20 winner. I couldn't wait for the kids to get home.
nal with "The joke's on you, guys," I blurted the minute they walked in the door.
before "What do you mean?" Jill asked.

default "One of those tickets was a $20 winner."
for the "No way," Jake said.
laint or "Way," I said, and offered the ticket as proof.
-, "Cool!" he said,.
of this "No need to get excited. It's mine, now."
bruary, "No, it's not!"
"Yes, it is! Whoever bought them and threw them away had his chance.
tADLEY You had your chance. I had my chance, and I made it pay. You snooze, you
Courts lose," I said with finality.
Jake realized I was right, and his face fell. Suddenly I understood what
Coker it was that they got out of playing tricks on me.
y Clerk "Man," I said, giggling, "you should see your face right now!"
3:2-23c I really couldn't resist.

Ramirez, Zackary Richardson, Bo
Villarreal and Michaela Villarreal,
who were coached by Melody and
Jason Delgado.
Getting the job done for the
Devil Rays were Clayton Arledge,
J. M. Brown, Ben Clarke, Estevan
DeLaRosa, Zachary Durastanti,
Austin Howard, Zackariah Macias,
Caleb McCoy, Garrett Norris,
Ashlee Patterson, Shelby Spencer,
J. C. Thomas and Sarah Welch.
Their coaches were Ben Norris,
Matt Moye, Keith Patterson and

Tennis Squads Keep Busy

en Nickerson battled Spencer/Po-
latty in a 6-1, 8-6 loss and Taylor
Lambert/Crews were beaten 9-8
(with 5 ties) by Smith/Flor.
Last Tuesday, both Hardee teams
went to Braden River. In the boys
matches, Hardee won all both the
boys number one singles and dou-
bles. Ready was beaten 6-1, 6-2 by
Shagan Babayon, and Ready/Olliff
lost 8-6 to Babayon/Mark Stoker.
Olliff got the first singles win by
downing Zachari Kluwann 6-0, 6-1
and Barton added a shutout 6-0, 6-
0 win over Mitchell Smith. Jones
won 6-2, 6-1 over Stoker and Kevin
Sanders handled Nick Hensel 6-2,
6-1. In the extra singles, Crews
stopped Tim Kenney 8-0. In the
number two doubles, Barton/Jones.
defeated Kluwann/Brandon Lissy
Turning to the Lady Wildcat side
of the ledger, Hardee lost only one
singles and one doubles. match
against Braden River.
Kelsey Williams outlasted
Samantha Gloddie 6-0, 3-6, 10-7 in
number one singles. D.K. Davis
followed with a 6-0, 6-1 sweep of
Olivia Riebold. Williams/Davis,
however, lost 6-4 to Gloddie/Rei-
bold in the number one doubles
when it was called on darkness on
the unlit Braden River courts.
Hardee's Kaitlyn Justice had the
only singles loss 6-4, 6-3 to Kristen
Walley. Stephanie Knauer won 6-1,
6-1 over Janyel Smith and Leanna
Himrod shut down Shantoria Welch
6-0, 6-0. In the number two dou-
bles, Justice/Himrod won 8-2 over
Bethany Martin and Brittanie
Friday's trip to Lemon Bay was
exhausting as the Manta Rays had a
stellar afternoon. Ready, Olliff,
Jones, Sanders and McClenithan
lost in the number one singles and
number one doubles. Sanders/Jones
won the number two doubles 9-8
(with six ties) over Tyler Kaub and
Charlie Russo.
.Hardee girls, meanwhile, also
had an uphill battle, and were not
able to win any of their matches.

Tee-Ball Tots

Finish Up

Of The Herald-Advocate
All three of the youngest Dixie
League teams have finished their
seasons in recent weeks.
Tiniest of Ihe group are the Tee-
Ball, officially called Division A,
players. This group of five- and six-
year-olds, play for fun while learn-
ing the fundamentals of the sport of
baseball and softball.
Ending in late February were the
Carlton Custom Building Braves,.
Sunshine Foliage' Yankees, -CF
Industries White Sox, Albritton-
Insurance Services Reds, Vandolah
Power Marlins and Norris Groves
Devil Rays.
Playing for the Braves were
Mason Block, Tanner Carlton,
Nuvia Gomez, Mallory Gough,
Devin Hill, James Neel, Hannah
Revell, Anthony Rosado, Clayton
Samuels, Trey Stephens, Quinton
Stone, Jax Ullrich and Tyler
Zuniga, who were coached by
Brent Stephens, Matt Carlton and
Max Ullrich.
Catching the ball for the Yankees
were Carol Allison, Kaleb Floyd,
Matthew Laker, Elias Montoyo,
Isaac Moreno, Aubry Pellom,
Samuel. Perez, Layla Santoyo,
Johnny Shelton, Tony Webb and
Dustin Willis, coached by Justin
Webb, Michael Willis and Ted
Hitting the ball for the White Sox
were Mitchell Allen, Alexandra
Brant, Lance Bursler, Courtney
Cunningham, Zachary Deuberry,
Anwaun Hines-Gaines, Justin
Long, Jehovani Navarvette, Sarah
Nicholson, Lane Parks, Marcus
Sambrano and Tyson Sutton under
. the. leadership .of coaches Doug
Sutton, Paul Sutton and Troy Brant.
Covering the field for the Reds
were Joshua Albritton, Victor
Aleman, Christian Arreola, Faith
Arreola, Katie Carver, Shelby
Gibson, Cody Helms, Drew
McGuckin, Emily Patarini, Daw-
son Ratliff, Matt Tyson and Luis
Villegas. Their coaches were Tim
.Gibson, Val Patarini and Donald
Making plays for the Marlins
were Adrian DeLeon, Jesaiah
Delgado, Lorenzo Farias, Colt
Hancock, Anthony Loredo, Mario
Lopez, Daniel Obregon, Jaylon

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Wildcats Lead District Race

Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats sandwiched
a pair of district victories around a
loss to 6A Lakeland last week.
The district wins puts Hardee in
the driver's seat in Class 4A
District 10 with a 5-1 record.
Sebring dropped to 5-2 and the
other district opponents, Braden
River, Avon Park, Palmetto,
DeSoto and Sarasota Booker are
farther behind in the standings.
For the Wildcats, this week
included home games Tuesday
against Frostproof and Wednesday
against St. Albans of Washinton, D.
C. on its spring tour to the
Heartland. The game tomorrow
(Friday) is at Booker, the only dis-
trict opponent Hardee has not yet
Next week, despite Spring Break,
Hardee plays at Braden River on
Tuesday and Avon Park on Friday
in a double-header with the JV
playing at 4 p.m. and varsity at 7.
Player of the game

#42 Robbie Abbott
The Wildcats spotted the Tigers a
trio of tallies and came back with a
four-run inning to take the lead-it
!wouldn't surrender. Senior Robbie
Abbott picked up four RBIs in
nearly hitting for the cycle with a
single, double and homer.
"It was a good district win for us.
I thought James (Basey) battled
through. He didn't have his best'
stuff but kept at it and kept us in the

game. Robbie (Abbott) had a big
night at the plate," summarized
head coach Steve Rewis.
Basey, who finished the night
scattering six hits and four walks
and struck out three, held the Tigers
to a ground-out and pair of fly balls
in the first inning.
With two away, Lance Benavides
and Abbott each singled, but a
fielder's choice which took out
Abbott ended the first inning.
Palmetto got on the board in the
top of the second, a walk and Jake
Cavey homer getting the Tigers
excited before a ground-out ended
the effort. Hardee went down in
Palmetto added a run in the top
of the third. Back-to-back singles, a
walk, fielder's choice and another
walk brought one runner to home
Hardee unleashed its attack in the
home half of the third. Junior Chris
Bigelow began it with a walk.
Weston Palmer and Will Krause
both singled and Benadives and
Abbott followed up with RBI dou-
bles. An error on a Briant Shumard
hit to right field brought Benavides
home with the fourth run of the
inning and put Hardee up 4-3.
The Wildcats raised their lead to
6-3 in the' bottom of the fourth.
Krause was safe on a fly ball which
dropped just off the glove of the
good running effort of the center-
fielder. Abbott then lofted a shot
over the centerfield fence.
Both teams were three up, three
down in the fifth. In the sixth,
Palmetto left one runner stranded
and Hardee plated an insurance run.
With one away, Palmer lined one
just over the shortstop's reach. A
sacrifice put him at second, where a
Benavides hit, his third of the
evening, sailed into right field and
gave Palmer time to slide home
ahead of the relay.
Palmetto did not go down easily,
attempting to rally in the top of the
seventh. Caleb Green walked. With
a strikeout and fly-out, Hardee was
ready to end it, but a Harold Smith
double to right center allowed
Green to come on home. A ground-

out ended the game.
Player of the game

#28 Jake Spencer
This game between the Class 6A
Lakeland Dreadnaughts and Class
4A Wildcats was a marathon of
effort, with 35 hits in the three-hour
game. Home runs were the style of
the evening, with a half dozen by
Lakeland and one by Hardee.
Preston Hale and Jamar Taylor, out-
standing football players, showed
their power by stroking two homers
Junior Spencer took the mound
to counter Nick Liter, Rex Herring,
David Durrance and Hale.
Spencer was relieved in the fifth by
Justin Painter, who gave way in the
6th to Krause.
Lakeland showed its power from
the outset, with doubles by Paul
Wilson and Evan Chambers smack-
ing doubles before Taylor socked
hit first homer over the centerfield
fence. The Dreadnaughts took a 3-0
Undaunted, Hardee came back
with a pair of scores in the home
half of the inning. Palmer hit to
deep behind third and beat it out
before being retired on a Krause
fielder's choice. With two down,
Abbott launched a homer to right
field, hitting the scoreboard and
dropping back on the field. The
Cats were down by one run, 3-2.
Each team plated a pair of runs in
the second inning. After a pair of

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Schedule Of Weekly Services


310 Orange St.
Sunday Morning......................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer Meeting ..........7:00 p.m.
Thursday Service......................7:30 p.m.

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

Hwy. 17 South
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:30 p.m.
Wed: Discipleship ..................6:30 p.m.
Thurs. Mens Prayer ................6:00 a.m.
Thurs. Ladies Bible Study ........5:30 p.m..

Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship..................... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

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

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

Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................6:30 p.m

Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship.....:................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ......................7:00 p.m.

Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ...........7:00 p.m.

105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacionli 1:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ......7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.

210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer...................7;00 p.m

607 Palmetto St.
ChurchlSchool 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer Ser. ..7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun.' Evening.6'.00-p4,m -

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.

*E. Broward St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................7:30 p.m.


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

128 E. Main St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service ..............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.


4868 Keystone Ave.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.,

Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ......... ....... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time............7:00 p.m
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship..................11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ....................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......:.............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer.......................6:00 p.m

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

5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00.p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m


New York Ave. and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ................7:00 p.m.
405 S. Florida Ave.,
Sunday Morning Service ........10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship........11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Service & Worship 7:0@p.m
Saturday Prayer 7:OQ4p.m.
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................. 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:0 p.m.
Will Duke Road
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.
Martin Luther King Blvd.
807 S. 8th Ave.

630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting .................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning...................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night......................7:30 p.m.
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.
Fri. Night (Holy Ghost Night)..7:30 p.m.

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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.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.nri.
Wednesday Bible Study ............7:00 p.m.

511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Seryice..................... 7:00 p.m.
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ..................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... ........... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ ........ 6:00 p.m.
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical..................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30.a.m.
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service..................... 10:45 a.m.
Wed. Youth Meeting ......6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday Sertice 6:00 p m
Wednesday Bible Study 6.30- 7:00 p m
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service:..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.-
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
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.mi.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-0657
Early Worship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Worship........:........11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities..............6:00 p.m.

1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.

810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service....................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service.....'.:.........7:00 p.m.
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ......................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner..................6:00 p.m.
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Crossroads & Lighthouse Min 7:00 p.m.

r 903 E. Summit St. 63) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
Manes 7:30,- 9:00 p.m.
Viernes 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Domingo .11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

Old Bradenton Road
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning...................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening .... .....7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
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.
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................11:00 a.m.
Church Training 5: .
Evening Worship .. .......6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.


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 Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.

912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Discipleship Training................ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .............r6:45 p.m.
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.
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship................11:00 a.m.
Weight Watchers
meet Thursday ................... 5:00 p.m.

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.

1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program WZZS Sundays9:00 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.

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.

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

408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..........5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ............7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ...... ......... 7:00 a.m.
(English) 8:30 a.m.
d(Spanish) .... ............... 1:00 a.m.
(* Creole) .....: ............. 1:00 p.m .
Daily Mass in English .............8:30 a.m.
205 S. llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................:...6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

1652 Old Bradenton Road
Sunday Morning Worship ... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship............. 7:30 p.m.
116 Orange St.
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service:. ..... 7:00 p.m.

1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
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.

210 Anderson
Sunday School ... .. ... 10:00 a.m.
Church . . . ... ...10:00 a.m.
Youth Service ......... ... ..6:00 p.m. _
SEvening Service. .. .. ..7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service......... 7:30 p.m.

1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ..... .. .. ... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer....... ..... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship ........ 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship .......... 7:30 p.m.

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(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ...... ....10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Youth & Child. Church ....... 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ........... 7:00 p.m.
Men's Fri. Prayer ... ........ 7:00 p.m.

102 N. 6th Ave. (Earnest Plaza)
Sunday Service ............ 10:00 a.m..
Evening Service ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service.......... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service. ... 7:00 p.m.


6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School ............ .10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ......... 7:00 p.m.

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.

Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service. ......... 7:00 p.m.

8251 Crewsville Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
Sunday School ............. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.

Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning-Worship .......... 11: 00 a.m.
Evening Worship 7-00 p m
Wednie-.day 7 30 p m

Corner of 61h & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Srud', 10 00 a m
Worslup SCeIice I I-00 a m

r South Hwy. 17 494-5456 -
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.

Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 735-1851
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
W orship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet.. .. 7:00 p.m.

Oak Street
Sunday Worship ........... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ........... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship .......... 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship....... ... 7:30 p.m.

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


2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66 -
863-735-8600 A
Sunday School ........ .. .9:45 a.nt..'
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m,
Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy
Fellowship ......... .7-9 p.m,<

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

3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol. .. 10:30 a.m.
Confesiones .............. 10:00 a.m.
Doctrina ................. 11:30 a.mrn .

735-8025 i1
Escuela Dominica ... ...... 10:00 a.mci
Servicio ................. 11:00 a.mn ?,
Pioneer Club ............... 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche ......... 7:00 p.mr,
Mierecoles Merienda ........ 6:00 p.m,
Servicio .................. 8:00 p.mV
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ...... 5:00-p.m.,

311 E. 4th Ave. -735-1200 "
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ... ....... 11:00 a.mir
Training Union ...... .'5:00 p.m.:l
Evening Worship ........... 6;00 p.m.g
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:30 p.m1y


-Francis Gilmore of Michiga'
was driving his forty-ton ca.
transport along the Kansas Turn]
pike, when he suddenly wen
Grabbing his CB, he-called fo
help, and he started to hit tti(
"Take it easy," said the CB'er
"Get calm. Go to your righl
You're on the shoulder. You're
O.K. now. Shut it down."
"I owe my life to that man," saj(
There are many panic-stricke
people who are facing destruction
on.the highway of life. I!
If you're in touch with God
you'll be able to courageously
confront, to calmly challenge, an(
to creatively cope with ever.
crisis in life. .,

i/'07 his photograph of "Gibson" is up close and
focused... on his nosel Perhaps life mimics the skill
of a photographer. To produce a quality
photograph, the photographer must take proper aim at
the target and keep it in focus.
Like the photographer, many of us aim well for a
promising future, but forget to focus our lives upon God's
Word. "As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the
Lord is flawless...." (2 Samuel 22:31). Without His Word
we make unclear decisions. Our life does not have
Visit your house of worship and study God's Word.
Your future depends on your focus! Focus on the Father.



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walks, an error loaded the bases. A
Hale double brought two runners
home. A Chambers walk reloaded
the bases but Spencer got Taylor to
pop out to the first sacker and the
final batter to follow suit.
For the Cats, with one away,
catcher Justin Altman smacked a 3-
2 pitch to right center. Remington
Adams was the courtesy runner.
With two down, Palmer singled to
right to put runners on the corners.
Krause singled to score Adams and
Palmer came home on a Benavides
hit up the middle. It was 5-4.
Each team stranded runners in
the third inning. In the top of the
fourth a Chambers hit and second
Taylor homer upped the Lakeland
lead to 7-4.
Hardee tied the game in the home
half of the inning. Palmer, Krause
and Benavides crossed home plate
on a series of hits, an intentional
walk to Abbott and hits by
Shumard and Jarrett Benavides,
who brought his younger brother
home with the tying run before
back-to-back outs ended the fourth
. Lakeland broke the game open
with an eight-run fifth inning in
which 13 batters went to the plate.
Back-to-back homers by Wilson,
Hale and Chambers were among
the eight hits during the inning. It
was 15-7.
Hardee got back a pair of scores
in the bottom of the fifth. Krause
and Lance Benavides both walked
and Abbott sliced a shot to the cen-
ter field fence to bring Krause
home and a passed ball gave
Benavides a chance to cross home
plate. Although Shumard and
Jarrett Benavides drew walks, the
bases were loaded when the final
out occurred.
Each team added a run in the
sixth, Lakeland by a Hale homer
and Hardee on an error on a Cody
Greene hit, which moved him to

second base. He scored on a
passed ball and wild pitch.
Lakeland was three up, three
down in the top of the seventh.
Hardee attempted one last rally.
Abbott singled to right center and
Brad Gilliard replaced him as pinch
runner. A Shumard hit moved him
to second. When an Adams hit went
past second, Gilliard attempted to
come home but was called out at
the plate, ending the game.
"I was glad to see us battle to the
end. Jake (Spencer) did a good job
trying to keep us in the game. It
was a good effort from our younger
pitchers," said Rewis.
Player of the game

#8 Will Krause
The Wildcats faced the 10-1 Blue
Streaks for the second time this
season, winning an earlier game 3-
2 at Sebring.
When it was over an excited
Rewis commented, "Anytime you
can get a chance to beat a quality
pitcher like Chas (Abeln) and team
like Sebring, it's a big win. It was a
game in which both teams were try-
ing so hard, easy things became dif-
ficult. We want to continue to
improve these things for district
play. We're at 5-1 in the district and
12-3 overall."

The Streaks stranded a pair of
runners in the first inning. Hardee
took a 2-0 lead. Palmer drew a walk
and Krause was hit by a pitch.
During the Lance Benavides at-bat,
a pair of wild pitches allowed
Palmer to come home and put
Krause to third. An Abbott hit
brought Krause home. Shumard
and Cody Gullatt were also hit by
pitches, leaving the bases loaded
with Wildcats when *the inning
Sebring left one runner on base
and Hardee went down in order in
the second inning.
Sebring tied the game in the top
of the third on a single and pair of
errors. It was 2-2.
In the bottom of the fourth, with
two outs, Altman doubled to the left
field fence and went to third on a
wild pitch. Palmer was safe on an
error which allowed Altman to
cross home plate. Hardee led 3-2.
,Sebring tried to come back in the
top of the fifth, but left the bases
loaded when Krause struck out the
sixth batter. Abeln sat the Hardee
batters down in order.
In the top of the sixth, Abeln
helped his own cause with a single
to left field. He stole second and
went to third on a Nick Maloyed fly
to right field and came home on a
Charlie Peck fly to left field. It was
again a tie game 3-3.
In the bottom of the sixth, Hardee
scored the winning run. Gullatt
drew an opening walk and stole
second. A pair of passed balls
brought him home. Jarrett
Benavides was beaned and went to
first, but was out on a fielder's
choice by Altman. Krause hit to
right field to put runners on the cor-
ners, but a soft liner was snared by
the shortstop to end the inning.
A dropped third strike put Colt
Williams aboard to start the seventh
inning. He went to second on a
Ryan Thorlton bunt sacrifice and
stole third. He was held there on a
fly-out. Cleanup hitter Tony
Vasquez was intentionally walked .
A groundout ended the game.
The fundamental defect of
fathers is that they want their
children to be a credit to them.
-Bertrand Russell

Cats have an infallible under-
standing of total concentra-
tion-and get between you
and it.
-,, Arthur Bridges
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An addition to the varsity Wildcat games has been presentation of the colors by the Hardee Senior
High School Air Force Junior ROTC color guard. On Friday night, it was under the command of
cadet Master Sgt. Master Sgt. Sergio Cortez, who is carrying the American Flag. The state flag
is presented by cadet Maj. Omar Pantoja and the U. S. Air Force Junior ROTC flag by cadet Staff
Sgt. Jorge Juarez. Guards flanking them are 2nd Lt. Bradley Adcox and 2nd Lt. Anthony Sosa.

Letter To The Editor

More Trouble Looms For

Ailing Gulf Of Mexico

Dear Editor,
On TV, Florida's tourism ads
promise clean white beaches and a.
glistening Gulf stretching across
the horizon. What a surprise
Florida tourists have had this year.
They've rubbed their itchy eyes
and watched bulldozers piling up
dead fish in the worst red tide
episode in decades. They've seen
gasping sea turtles and bloated
manatees, victims of red tide.
The Gulf's sickness has dealt a
blow to beachfront hotels, for sure,
and .it.. has also sucker-punched
recreational and commercial fisher-
man and divers. Even North
Florida's famous Apalachicola oys-
ters were inedible for much of the
year, thanks to red tide.
Now, with red tide still lingering,
your state and federal governments
are poised to issue a permit for a
major new pollution source in the
Gulf, a kind of pollution that has
already caused fish to change
The state Department of En-
vironment Protection has issued a
draft permit for one of the South's
biggest polluters '-- Buckeye
Florida's pulp mill in Taylor'
County to build a huge pipe to

send toxic waste from the black and
smelly Fenholloway River into the
Gulf. I
The pipe, incredibly, will empty
not far from the Big Bend
Seagrasses Aquatic Preserves, an
Outstanding Florida Water and
nursery ground for mullet, sea
trout, redfish, scallops, oysters,
clams, shrimp, blue crab, and other
economically important species.
Most people in Florida don't
know much about this crazy plan,
but, they should. We still have time
to stop it. Atiny band of Taylor
Couaty citizens as well as
myself have filed a petition to
force the state to hold an adminis-
trative hearing on the pipeline. We
point out that this pollution is pre-
ventable and illegal. DEP"s draft
permit is full of special loopholes.
Incredibly, the five-year permit
allows Buckeye to ignore water
quality, standard for the next -nine
EPA has proved repeatedly that
Buckeye is discharging the deadly
chemical dioxin into the water, but
DEP's permit sets no limits on
dioxin. And if you think that's bad
then here',s the kicker: At the end of
that nine years, when the permit at

long last becomes effective, DEP
has a loophole for Buckeye that
will allow a special "mixing zone"
for "chronic toxicity" that extends a
full three miles around the pipe.
The state is officially sanctioning a
legal three-mile dead zone, on top
of the fact that the pipe will send
gender-bending chemicals out into
Gulf marine nursery grounds.
Scientists have documented the
sex-changing fish. What they don't
know is what these chemicals will
do to people.
You might think what happens in
rural Taylor County won't affect
you. But it will, because those pol-
luted marine creatures will be com-
ing to shores all over the Gulf, and
around the peninsula to the
Atlantic. .:
We need a good dose, of public
outrage to stop the state's misguid-
ed giff'td the polluting Buckeye;
and we need it now, before the DEP
issues thie final permit. This aging
pulp mill already killed a perfectly
good river the Fenholloway
once was full of fish and had a
drinking-water bottling plant on its
bank. Let's not let it kill the Gulf,
Contact Linda Young at lly-
oung2@earthlink.net. Clean Water
Network of Florida is a coalition of
156 grassroots groups working to
protect Florida waters.
Linda Young, Director
Clean Water Network of Florida-


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4C The Herald-Advocate, March 23, 2006

Light One Candle
By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers

There's a lot of goodness in our world that we don't see. Sometimes
we go through our day so fast we simply miss it, or an act of kindness sim-
ply "flies below the radar."
The Rev. Alden Keiski, a retired United Methodist pastor, recently tolc
the story of "George, the Can Man," who makes a difference collecting alu
minum cans.
According to Keiski, for years -- in the spring, summer and fall -- he
would see George going through the alleys of Chisholm, Minn., picking up
aluminum cans. George sold the cans to a recycler, collecting an average
of $1,700 a year, and sent the money to missions in Mexico to support theii
work of providing food and medical care to the poor.
In recent years, George has used the proceeds from his can collecting
to buy wheelchairs for the poor in Mexico who cannot buy their own
George won't say much about his ministry nor does he want any attention
for his caring work. When asked, he limits his response to talking aboui
how blessed we are in the United States and what a difficult life the pool
people in Mexico have.
What's most interesting about this story is that George is up in northern
Minnesota and reaching out to help the impoverished of Mexico.
According to the Rev. Keiski, George doesn't personally know the people
he's helping, he simply believes it's the right thing to do.
Another story of goodness I recently heard about involved a waitress
who has been working in the same restaurant for over 15 years. In that time
some of her regular customers, including four retired couples, have become
her friends. The waitress, a single mother raising two children, and the cus-
tomers share family stories, grieve together over losses, rejoice over good
news and exchange Christmas presents. Occasionally, the couples invite
the woman to their homes for dinner.
One morning after last Christmas, the waitress told two of the couples
that she had been invited by family members to go with them to Florida.
The family would pay all of her expenses, but she said that she couldn't
accept their generous offer. Taking the trip would mean she'd have to take
time off work, which would cost her valuable tip money, a critically impor-
tant part of her income.
A few days later the waitress was clearing the table after two of her cou-
ples had breakfast and she found an envelope with her name on it. Inside
the envelope she found $500 with a note that said, "You are family to us. Go
and enjoy yourself and come back tan!"

SFCC Offers Security

Guard Certification Class

South Florida Community
College will soon be offering a 40-
hour Basic Security Guard Certi-
.fication course.
Classes will be held April 10-25
at the Criminal Justice Center on
the Highlands Campus on U.S. 27
in Avon Park. The class meets four
nights per week, Monday through
Thursday, from 6 to 10 p.m.
This entry-level course provides'
the required training to become a
state-licensed Class D security

guard. It includes the application
packet and covers law, patrol tech-
niques, issues on terrorism and
weapons of mass destruction, and
all other Florida requirements
toward certification.
Upon completion, each student
receives a certificate. State-certified
instructors teach the course.
To register or for further informa-
tion, contact the SFCC Public
Service Academy at ext. 7280 or
7285 at 773-2252..

Golden Nuggets
By Lorraine and John Gillespie
Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries of Wauchula

Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but
in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer
and petition (definite requests) with thanksgiving,
continue to make your wants known to God.
-Philippians 4:6
So many time we pray out of our fears and anxiety and beg God to
meet our needs and expect Him to move in our behalf. It is faith that pleas-
es God and His Word keeps telling us to make our wants known with
thanksgiving. Do you really believe God hears your prayers or will move in
your behalf?
We need to deal with fear first, get rid of it and all anxiety that goes
with it. Have you been spending time with God; in His Word to build your
faith- up, in His presence to build your relationship with Him and worship-
ping Him to let Him know how much you love Him and to know His love
for you?
If you have been doing these things it will be easier to believe God will
move in your behalf. Of course, if you are not His child, He is not obligat-
ed to answer your prayers, so a Golden Nugget would be to give your heart
in complete surrender to Him and watch Him move in your life.

Freda's Foibles .
By Freda B. Douglas

I received some very meaningful cards for my birthday last Saturday.
It makes me very humble when I receive them.

Anybody who knows me realizes I can be very passionate about any-
body or anything I truly believe in. More than once I have gotten on the
wrong side of people by expressing my concerns, especially when it comes
to the care of the human body.
I remember one time in particular. I read an article on Ritalin and the
damage it can do to the body, especially young bodies. I had heard about
. the use of Ritalin for combating ADD and ADHD. I called the school nurse
about the use of that drug because I had parents tell me their children) had
been given the drug for whatever reason. I don't even remember the nurse's
name, but man, she took violent exception to what I said.
I took these two snippets out of www.pubmed.com recently and I have
to let my reading public read them. Maybe, just maybe, reading and acting
on "what you read might improve your health. I hope so.
Summary: In this research study, published in the "Journal of
Ethnopharmacology," garcinia mangostana mangosteenn fruit) demonstrat-
ed an ability to kill the bacteria (propionibacterium and staphylococcus epi-
dermidis) that cause acne. In fact, of the 13 medicinal plants tested, the
mangosteen had the most potent bacteria-killing effect.
Summary: In this study, published last month in the "Bulletin of Chemical
Pharmacology" and posted on the Web site at the National Institutes of
Health in Washington, D.C. (www.pubmed.com), xanthones from the man-
gosteen fruit were found to have a potent cytotoxic (cancer-killing) effect
on cancer cells of three types: breast, mouth and lung. They tested 16 dif-
ferent xanthones, and found them to have a caiicer-killing power superior
to the standard chemotherapy drug ellipticine.
It is truly amazing what I pick up in reading since I have added non-
fiction to my curriculum.

My editor had to call me to task because I didn't have my column in on
time, so I'll close with God loves you and you; and so do I.

These couples saw an opportunity to brighten this woman's life. They
made it possible for her to take a trip that she could not otherwise afford
and, I suspect, made themselves happy in the process.
If we really stop to think about it, not only are we blessed, but often we
can use our blessings to help someone else.
George may not have much, but he has the ability to collect cans, sell
them and send the money to those who need it. I don't know the financial
circumstances of the couples who helped the waitress, but they certainly
took the opportunity to make her life brighter.
All of us have the power to spread goodness in this world.
We just have to do it!
For a free copy of the Christopher News Note "Say It With Love," write:
The Christophers, 12 E. 48th St., New York, NY 10017; or e-mail:


meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a public hearing on
Thursday, April 06, 2006, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Agenda No.

e Florida Land Partners by and through its Authorized Representative
requests a Preliminary Site DevelopmentPlan to subdivide the
S1.9MOL miles of county-road frontage along Old Town Creek Rd and Mel Smith
Rd into 35 lots, 5.0 acres or larger with a minimum of 225 ft of public road
e frontage each, 762.95MOL ac-zoned A-1
On or abt Old Town Crk/Mel Smith Rds 1533270000100200000
d 294.01 MOL ac Com NW corn of Sec run S 00deg09min4lsec W 50 ft to Pt on S
e r/w line of Mel Smith Rd S 89deg50min34sec E along said r/w 1207.26 ft for
POB S 89deg50min34sec E along said r/w 11.35 ft S 72deg43min54sec E
along said r/w 1920.60 ft S 72deg30min46sec E along said r/w 954.63 ft to pt
on E line of W 3/4 of said Sec S 00deg01 mini 8sec W 1838.79 ft S
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run S 00deg09min41sec W 50 ft to Pt on S R/W line of Mel Smith Rd S
89deg50min34sec E along said R/W 1207.26 ft for POB S 89deg50min34sec E
along said R/W 11.35 ft S 72deg43min54sec E along said R/W 1920.60 ft S
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06deg45min01sec W 84.74 ft S 87deg34min35sec W 542.34 ft S
00deg00min50sec W 1433.36 ft N 85deg50min40sec W 1607.78 ft N
00deg39min00sec E 1101.25 ft S 88deg59min43sec W 691.29 ft N
16deg09min49sec W 142.54 ft N 06deg07min45sec W 447.55 ft t pt on W Sec
line N 01deg27min03sec E along said W Sec line 897.10 ft MOL N
85deg26min23sec E 92.31 ft N 00deg30min06sec E 926.19 ft N
87deg17minl3sec E 566.88 ft S 00deg17min26sec W 249.17 ft S
87deg38min51sec E 161.61 ft S 00degl8min46,sec W 164.75 ft S
83deg28minl7sec E 710.88 ft S 00deg33min17sec W 832.99 .t N -ov .
89deg39min10sec E 377.99 ft N 00deg50min33sec E 899.606 N ii
72deg42min28sec W 1226.47 ft N 06deg38min29sec E 923.08 ft N
6Qdeg39min34sec E 313.71 ft N 22deg41 mini 8sec E 337.75 ft to POB LESS rd
R/W S15. T33S. R27E
AND 1633270000100200000
314.80MOL ac That part lying E of Old Town Creek Rd LESS Corn NE corn of
Sec run S along E Sec line 2352.85 ft for POB cont S along E Sec line 897.10 ft
N 06deg07min45sec W 479.33 ft N 07deg32min23sec E 442.29 ft N
85deg26min23sec E 16.85 ft to POB at E Sec line of S16-T33S-R27E LESS rd
S. 16, T33S, R27E
AND 1633270000005000000
1.10MOL ac Corn NE corn of Sec run S along E Sec line 2352.85 ft for POB
cont S along E Sec line 897.10 ft N 06deg07min45sec W 479.33 ft N
07deg32min23sec E 442.29 ft N 85deg26min23sec E 16.85 ft to POB at E Sec
line S16. T33S. R27E

Ernesto/Jeannie Aguilar request a Temporary Special Use Per-
Alit to temporarily locate a 2nd dwelling in the form of a MH for the daughter
and son-in-law in need of medical care, .72MOL ac, zoned R-2
On or abt Franklin St. W of First Ave
.72MOL ac 0833250000 06750 0000
W 136 ft of NWI/4 of Beg SE corn of NE1/4 of NEI/4 & run N 155 1/2 yds W
155.50 yds S 155.50 yd E 155.50 yds to Beg S08. T33S. R25E
Wauchula Land Group LLC by and through its Authorized Representa-
tive requests approval of a Final Subdivision Plat for Orange Walk
15MOL ac zoned R-2 for the development of 71 single-family dwellings in a
planned unit development
On or abt Heard Bridge Rd, S of Tustenugee Tr
15MOL ac 3433250000007700000
N3/4 of S1/2 of SW1/4 of NWI/4 S34. T33S, R25E

N 06-21
Triple H Grove Corp. by and through its authorized Representative re-
quests a Preliminary Site Development Plan for Tierra Verde
S/D for the location of approximately 126 single-family dwellings on 9,375 or
10,625MOL-sq-ft-lot in a Planned Unit Development on 47MOL ac zoned R-2
0 On or abt S si of Bostick Rd, W of Barkdoll Rd
47MOL ac 2033250000 013700000
S1/2 of NE1/4 of NWI/4 LESS Beg NE corn of SE1/4 of NE1/4 of NWI/4 & run S
286.50 ft to POB then S 104 ft W 223 ft N 104 ft & E 223 ft to POB & Beg NE
corn of S1/2 of NW1/4 of NW1/4 for POB then cont S 89deg52min W
329.75 ft thence S 01deg35min E 176.62 ft thence S 48deg32minl9sec E 433.50
ft thence run N 464.38 ft to POB & E1/2 of NWI/4 of NE1/4 of NWi/4 & NW1/4 of
SE/ll4 of NWI/4 LESS E 13 ft & NEll4 of NEI/4 of NWI/4
06-22 S20. T33S. R25E
Joseph F/Ellen E Smith request a Rezone of 33MOL ac from A-1
(Agriculture) to C-2 (General Commercial) for the development of a hotel,
restaurant and closwed-n storage facility
On or abt E si of Old Dixie Hwy W si of Hwy 17
N of "old citrus store"
33MOL ac 17 33 25 0000 06520 0000
Com NW corn NE1/4 of NE/4 S 94 ft for POB S 1226 ft E to W R/W US 17 N N/ly
along W R/W line US 17 to N line of Sec W to pt 150 ft E of NW corn NE1/4 of
NE1/4 S 94 ft W 150 ft to POB S17. T33S, R25E

FINR II (FL Institute of Neurological Rehabilitation) by and
through its Authorized Representative requests approval of a Final Site
Development Plan to construct/operate two 12-bed assisted living
facilities, a swimming pool complex, a horse barn and Interior roadway resur-
facing on FINR's 871.98MOL-acre-complex zoned A-1
On or abt Vandolah Rd
187.96MOL ac S 2538.29 ft of W 3224 ft of S04, T34S, R24E
AND 0434240000001000000
19MOL ac Corn SW corn of Sec E 3224 ft for POB N 1002.42 ft S
57deg53min07sec E 1900 ft MOL to pf on S Sec line W 1656 ft MOL to POB
S04, T34S. R24E
-AND 0534240000025500000
127.40MOL ac All E of rd R/W LESS N 2375 ft thereof & LESS order of taking
parcel no. 103 S05, T34S, R24E






Thursday, April 20, 2006, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for Agenda Nos.06-18, 06-20, 06-22, 06-24, 06-25, 06-26 and 06-27

Clifton N. Timmerman., Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Building/Zoning Department at least
two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Zoning Department, 401 West Main Street, Wauchula,
All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter. 03:16,23c

AND 08 34 24 QOOO 05370 0000
30.21 MOL ac N 740 ft of Sec E of rd R/W LESS order of taking parcel no. 103
S08, T34S. R24E i
AND 09 34 24 0000 03790 0000
329MOL ac Corn NW corn of Sec S88deg59min25sec E 3224 ft for POB S
88deg59min25sec E 1656 ft MOL S 57deg53min07sec E 527.63 ft MOL to pt on!
E Sec line S 00deg24min44sec W 5153.20 ft N 88deg12min08sec W2036.06 ft N,
00deg24min44sec E 2703.54 ft N 42deg00min02sec W 1003.19 ft N
88deg59minO2sec W 2013.41 ft N 00deg42min08sec E 1200 ft S
88deg59min02sec E 2620 ft N 00deg42min08sec E 739.98 ft to POB
S09, T34S. R24E
AND 09 34240000 037700000,
54.77MOL ac N740 ft of W 3224 ft S09, T34S, R24E
AND 16 34 24 0000 02550 0000,
123.64MOL ac Beg at NE corn S 00deg40minO8sec W 2271.99 ft N
89deg23min52sec W 147.68 ft S 00deg40mini8sec W 309.86 ft N
89deg23min52sec W 1875 ft N 00deg40minl8sec E 2705.06 ft S
89deg12min08sec E 2023.06 ft to POB LESS S 40 ft rd r/w
S16. T34S, R24E

Noey Flores, Steven M Carpenter, Junior M Archer and Juan
Delatorre by and through their Authorized Representative requests a
Rezone of 51.45MOL ac from F-R (Farm-Residential) to R-3
(Multiple-Family Residential) for the development of up to 12 units per
acre of one- and two-story multi-family townhomesicondos
On or abt Old Bradenton Rd
N of Lost Acres Dr 29 33 25 0000 04910 0000
51.45MOL ac Beg at SW corn of N1/2 of SW1/4 N 1321.01 ft to NW corn of said
N1/2 of SW1/4 E 2651.98 ft to NE corn of said N1/2 of SWI/4 S 916.26 ft W 50 ft
N 84 W 105.52 ft N 74 W 109.20 ft N 62 W 236.60 ft N 56 W 125.95 ft S 85 W
105.33 ft S 75 W 216.76 ft N 84 W 1265.88 ft S 687.46 ft to a pt on S line of said
N1/2 of SW1/4 W 501.12 ft to POB LESS rd rlw & LESS Beg NE corn of NE1/4 of
NWI/4 of SW1/4 run S 00degl 7min50sec W 40 ft S 88deg36min22sec W 233.37
ft N 00degl7min50sec E 46.35 ft S 89deg50minO3 sec E 233.27 ft to POB
S29. T33S. R25E

Stine Family Partnership, Joseph K. Lopez, Sr. Family Partner-
ship and Edward S. Schontag, Jr. by and through their Authorized
Representative request a Rezone of 75.71MOL ac from A-1 (Agriculture)
to R-3 (Multiple-Family Residential) for the development of
townhomes at the rate of 08 units/acre, and single-family dwellings at the rate
of four units/acre, and a clubhouse, pool and recreation area
On or abt S si of Louisiana St, N of W Main St
W of Terrell Rd 05 34250000 03750 0000
27.71MOL ac NE1/4 of SW1/4 LESS Beg NE corn of SW1/4 run S
00deg01min55sec E 1319.19 ft S 89deg30min49sec W 541.65 ft N
00deg36min30sec E 254.23 ft N 26deg42minO2sec W 72.86 ft N
00degOl min25sec E 252.91 ft N 89deg41 min57sec W 246.80 ft N
00deg14min40sec E 534.90 ft S 89deg31min54sec W 208.71 ft N
00degl4min40sec E 208.71 ft N 89deg31min54sec E 1023.19 ft to POB & E1/4
of NW /4 of SW1 /4 S05. T34S, R25E
AND 053425000003270 0000
28MOL ac SWI/4 of SE1/4 of SW1/4 LESS that part lying S & E of SR64A& S1/2
of SW1/4 of SW1/4 S05, T34S,. R25E
AND 0534250000034100000
20MOL ac N1/2 of SW1/4 of SWI/4 S05. T34S, R25E

William H/Carla A Harlan, Trustees by and through their Authorized
Representative requests a Rezone of 38MOL ac from A-1 (Agriculture) to
C-2 (General Commercial) for the development of a sewer package
plant/water plant to be added to the 96.07MOL-acre-already-approved project
to be developed by Florida Reno LLC for the development of single-family
dwellings in a planned unit development, a 20-room resort and clubhouse,
recreation area and dock 21 34250000 03870 0000
On or abt S FL Ave
38MOL ac
S1/2 of NE1/4 of SW11/4 & E1/2 of SEI/4 of SWJ/4 LESS strip to Conroy in S21
T34S, R25E & N 70 ft of NEI/4 of NE1/4 of NW1/4 of Sec 28 T34S R25E LESS
Corn NE corn of SE1/4 of SWI/4 of S21 T34S R25E run S 89degl4min31sec
W400 ft to POB S 89deg14min31sec W 220.77 ft S 01deg07min53sec E 205 ft N
89deg14min31sec E 218.29 ft N 00deg26minl8sec W 205 ft to POB
S21.'T34S, R25E "

Walter S/Carol M Farr by and through their Authorized Representative
requests a Rezone of 50MOL ac from Parent Parcel No. 21 34 25 0000 06970
0000 fromA-1 (Agriculture) to R-3 (Multiple-Family Residential) to
be added to the 96.07MOL-acre-already-approved project to be developed by
Florida Reno LLC for the development of single-family dwellings in a planned
unit development, a 20-room resort and clubhouse, recreation area and dock
On or abt S FL Ave
50MOL ac
The SW1/4 of SW1/4 of NE1/4, S21, T34S, R25E and a tract of land lying in N1/2
of SE1/4 of S21, T34S, R25E desc as follows: Beg at NE corn of NE1/4 of SE1/4
then run W 13 chains 66 links to a stake for a POB; then run W crossing a
stream 17 chains 62links; then S 20 chains; then E 22 chains 62 links to
channel of creek; then run up the creek following the center in a N/ly direction
to a stake on E bank of the creek; then run N 20deg E 171 links to POB
S21, T34S,. R25E

Florida Reno LLC by and through its Authorized Representative requests
a Final Site Development Plan for Peace River Resort to encom-
pass 184.07MOL ac for the development of single-family dwellings in a
planned unit development, a 20-room resort and clubhouse, recreation area
and dock and sewer and water plant
On or abt S FL Ave
213425 0000 09320 0000
24.95MOL ac Beg at NW corn of SE1/4 of SE1/4 & run E 141.89 ft to POB E
524.78 ft then S 662.46 ft E 261 ft to W si of Peace River & S along W si of river
to S line of SE1/4 of SE1/4 then Wto St Rd 35A N 44deg02min22sec W165.14 ft
N 19deg34min54sec E 307.60 ft N 34deg31min57sec E 364.15 ft N 619.07 ft to
POB & Beg at SW corn of.SW1/4 of SE1/4 N 372.42 ft S 24deg42min08sec E
407.53 ft to S line of said tract W along S line 167.45 ft to POB
S21, T34S, R25E
AND 21 34 25 0000 09330 0000
56.32MOL ac all that part of SW1/4 of SE/ll4 lying W of SR35A LESS Beg SW
corn of SW1/4 of SE/ll4 N 372.42 ft S 24deg42min08sec E 407.53 ft to S line of
said tract W along S line 167.45 ft to POB & Beg at NW corn of SE1/4 of SE1/4 E
141.89 S 619.07 ft S 34deg31min57sec W 364.15 S 19deg34min54sec W 307.60
ft to E/ly r/w of SR35A N 44deg02min22sec W along said r/w 1338.44 ft to pc of
curve to right having a radius of 683.68 and an arc length of 519.71 ft thence
Nlly along said curve 272.52 ft toa pt on N line of SW1/4 of SE1/4 E along N line
1243.10 ft to NE corn of said SW1/4 of SEI/4 for POB & W1/2 of NW1/4 of SE1/4
LESS r/w to SR35A on W si &.LES_. E25 ftMOL thereof
"' S21. T34S, R25E
AND 283425000006300 0000
14.80MOL ac That part of NE1/4 lying W of Peace River & lying N of SR64 subj
to Fla Ave r/w S28, T34S, R25E

Roger Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


will hold a Public Hearing to receive recommendations from the
Planning/Zoning Board on

March 23, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5C

laeansb,^ w WI

Name: Jerry Dean Walker Name : Derrick Smalls
Age: 22 Age: 25.
Height: 5'9" Height: 6'
Weight: 135 Weight: 307
Last Address: 215 W. First Last Address: 724 Sally
St., Frostproof Place,-Wauchula
Charge: Grand theft. Charge: Violation of proba-
tion (original charge pos-
Wm iiemnmiy ."' session of cocaine).

Name: Guadalupe
Age: 19
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 165
Last Address: 2150
Stansfield Road, Wauchula
Charge: Violation of proba-
tion (original charge pos-
session of methampheta-
mines). .

Name: Pablo Martinez
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 182
Last Address: 101 N. Lake
Blvd., Plant City
Charge: Violation of proba-
tion (original charge felony
driving while license sus-

Name: Sylvia Darlett Laster
Age: 31
Height: 5'4"
Weight: 145
Last Address: 415
Montgomery Ave.,
Charge: Failure to appear
in court on charges of
fraudulent U. S. credit card
and grand theft.

Name: Ramon Garcia
Age: 32
Height: 5'7"
Weight: 115
Last Address: 1450 E.
Gibson St., Apt. 1, Arcadia
Charge: Violation of proba-
tion (original charge grand

Name: Amanda Michelle
Goggans *
Age: 24
Height: 5"4"
Weight 140
Last Address: 11659 SW
51st Way, Webster
Charge: Non-support.

Name: Malcom Denard
Age: 23
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Last Address: 1145
Hancoc Creek Blvd., North
Fort Myers
Charge: Violation of prooa-
tion (original charge pos-
session of cocaine).

The Hardee County Sheriff's Office holds active warrants for the above individuals. If you
have any information concerning a listed person's whereabouts, call the SHR~BFF's
OFFICE WARRANTS DIVISION at 773-0304 ext. 205.



In Wauchula
Tuesday is Diabetes Alert Day 10 and
from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hardee tion an
County Health Department, 115 Boot
K.D. Revell Road in Wauchula. Amerkic
: Wauchi
The American Diabetes Alert is a,
an annual one-day call to action for ary, Dve
people to find out if they are at risk Care
for diabetes. The alert's goal is to Care.
raise the awareness that diabetes is Diab
serious, and that you can have dia- glucose
betes and not even know it. blood a
Florida Hospital will be available because(
to measure height, weight, body energy
mass index and blood pressure and much
to perform blood glucose checks. good fo
The Health Department will be on Diab
hand to perform oral risk assess- cou-T 1
ments. Pete's Pharmacy will be know
holding. informational sessions at eyes, n

ert Day'

1 to discuss diabetic medica-
d its effects.
hs will be manned by The
can Diabetes Association,
ula YMCA, Heartland Gran-
aybreak Behavioral Health,
.of Wauchula, Bayer Health
and Desoto Home Health
etes means that your blood
s (sugar) is too high. Your
lIways has some glucose in it
e the body needs glucose for
to keep you going. Too
glucose in the blood is not
or your health.
etes is a silent disease. You
have"if for, years and never
it. During this time, your
nerves and kidneys may be

harmed by too much sugar in your
Your risk for diabetes increases
as you get older, gain too much
weight or if you do not stay active.
Diabetes is more common in
African Americans, Latinos, Native
Americans, Asian Americans and
Pacific Islanders. Risk factors for
diabetes include having high blood
pressure (at or above 130/80), hav-
ing a family history of diabetes
and/or having diabetes during preg-
nancy or having a baby weighing
more than nine pounds at birth.
You can do things now to lower
your risk for diabetes by keeping
your weight in control, eating low-
fat meals that are high in fruits, veg-
etables and whole grain foods and
staying active most days of the
For more information contact the
Hardee County Health Department
at 773-4161 or via e-mail at

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6C The Herald-Advocate, March 23, 2006


The following marriage licens-
es were issued recently' in the
office of the county court:
Ruben Benavides, 29, Bowling
Green, and Margarieta Gauna, 27,
Bowling Green.
Jose Roberto Magana Marquez,
32, and Maria Asuncion Navarette
Marquez, 28, Bowling Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Melissa Albritton, voluntary dis-
Florida Farm Bureau Insurance
Co. a/s/o Ralph Pfugh vs. Deborah
Ann Hernandez, judgment.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Kenneth W. Harris, stipulated ap-
proval, order for judgment stayed.
Palisades Collection vs. Deborah
M. Reitnauer, judgment.
State Farm Mutual Automobile
Insurance Co. a/s/o Mohamed Iqbal
vs. Hugo Rodriguez, judgment with
stay of execution.
Suncoast Schools Federal Credit.,
Union vs. Christopher Baty and
Elizabeth Baty, judgment.

There was no misdemeanor or
criminal traffic court last week as
it was trial week.

The following civil actions
were filed recently in the office of
the circuit court: ..
Amanda N. McKinney vs.
William 0. McKinney, petition for
injunction for protection.
Lucila Villalva-Vasquez and
Ancelmo Villalva, petition 'for
injunction for protection.
Regions Bank vs. David Hender-'
son et al, petition for foreclosure of
Louann Rimes and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Heather Thornton-Rimes, petition
for child support.
Ashley E. Carter and DOR vs.
Moses B. Herrera, petition for child,
support order.
Christina Wilson and DOR vs.
Tony Perez, petition for child sup-
Tammy Marie Bandy and Rickey
Joe Bandy, divorce.
Megan C. Farabee vs.
Christopher B. Norman, petition
for injunction for protection.
Midfirst Bank vs. Joshua C.

$hirley Ann Lovett vs. Jerry
Wayne Lovett, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Alice Jean Davis vs. Luther
Timothy Davis, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Thomas Jeffrey Souther and
DOR vs. Dario Timoteo Herrara,,
petition for child support.

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Stephone Carlton and DOR vs.
Freddie Carlton Sr., petition for
child support.
Lucia Morales vs. Steven Bolin,
petition for injunction for protec-

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Sunshine R. McCall and DOR
vs. Terry A. McCall, child support
arrearages set.
Cruz Rodriguez and Flabio
Rodriguez, divorce.
Timothy P. Staton and Sandy J.
Staton, divorce.
Christopher L. Norton and DOR
vs. Deanna D. Turner, child support
modified, arrearages cancelled.
Luisa Villegas o/bo minor child
vs. Mary Jane Sambrano o/b/o,
injunction for protection.
Rebecca J. Sanches and DOR vs.
Theresa Lee Rodriguez, dismissal
of petition for, child support.
Dianna Garza and DOR vs. Sara
Maria Otero, voluntary dismissal of
petition for child support.
Teresa Hamilton vs. Randol
Hamilton, injunction for protection.
Cind- Lee Warren vs. D6nald
Aaron Hughes, injunction for pro-
Joe L. Davis Inc. vs. Jones Potato
Farm Inc., order.
Rita McCurry vs. Ediberto"
Padilla, order. :
Billie Sue Parker vs. Michael
Harry Mohn, injunction for prptec-
Elena Teresa Patino vs. Catarino
Moreno, injunction for protection.
Wilton Adventures Inc. vs.
Success Today International Inc.,
judgment of mortgage foreclosure.
Charles Roberts and Patricia Ann
Roberts, divorce.,
ConnieA guirre o/b/o minor child
vs. Rosa Santos o/b/o minor child,
injunction for protection.
Michael Boyett vs. Gary
Delatorre et al, order.; .
Sophia Ivery vs. LaNeatha Daily,
injunction for protection dismissed.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
Christine St. Fort and; DOR vs.
Sadie Williams.
Orlanda Sambrano and DOR vs.
Andrew Martinez.

There was no felony criminal
.aweourts last week -as'it-was Arial

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court clerk in the follow-
ing cases:
Walter E. Gentry Sr., Jacqueline
F. Gentry and Walter E. Gentry Jr.
to'James and Edith Miller, $28,000.


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Robert C. and Robin E Abbott
and Arthur B. Avery Jr. to Ryan
Guirlinger, $118,000.
Jesus Jesse Barajas to Beatriz
Botello, $30,000.
Jerry P. and Mary L. Cruise to
Pedro J. and Marta E. Torres,
Eugene L. Sr. and Betty C.
Alderman to Steve A. and April
Dawn Princ- $40,000.
Joshua Toua Lee and Mo N.
Thao-Lee to Frank A. Sandra A.
and Sandra K. Pennisi, $174,750.
Emma N. Collins as trustee to
Charles A. Barton Jr., $125,000.
Lap F. Thao and Ah M. Thao to
Chanthavisouk Soukvilay and
Valenphet Chantharath, $260,000.
David D. and Janet G. Nellis to
Paul L. Conrad, $76,500.
Millicent M. Amerman as trustee
to Kenneth J. and Shirley A.
Micklow, $41,000.
Arden and Ilene Barrett
Arrington to Joseph M. and Grace
C. Workman, $225,000.
Gray E. Jr. and Belva Lee Vance
as trustees to Wilney T. Francois
and Carole Pierre, $129,500.
Karen Moss Grogen to Juan C.
and Amparo A. Martinez, $35,000.
Land Kelly LLC to Peaceful
Horse LLC (two properties), $42
Moonlight Ranch LLC to
Rammarine Singh (two properties),
Donald J. Calkins and Lucille D.
Calkins to Gence C. and Linda D.
Gilbert, $30,000.
Jimmy Pullen to Stephen J. and
Leslie B. Cantu, $150,000.
Ida Mae Vance Mosley to
Verdule Youyoute and Cedernia
Delhoume, $95,500.'
Carmen Vina to Venerando
Gourrie, $185,000.
William T. and Velma M. Miller
to Paul Johnson, $25,000.
Jorge and Luis Vega to Julian and
Evelia Garcia, $45,000.
Barbara A. Rosenberg and Lois
Felice Rogers to Rusty A. arid
Nancy L. Kitchens, $27,500.
Rodney P. Teuton to David A.
and Linda M. Thompson and James
A. Thompson, $250,000.

The first, and so far, the only
president to be married in the
White House was Grover Cleve-
land. During his second year in
office, he married Frances Fol-
som, who was 27 years his

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If you see winged, ant-like.insects flying around your property,
you need to know whether they are ants or subterranean termites.
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The Herald-Advocate Needs



Bowling Green Magnolia Manor
Center Hill Oak Grove
College Hill Wauchula Hills
Lake Dale Crewsville
Lily/Limestone Zolfo Springs
Lemon Grove Gardner

We are currently seeking individuals in the areas listed here
who are willing to write newsy columns about their community
and its residents, much like the "Fort Green News" and the
various RV park columns already found on our pages.
Correspondents receive a small compensation and a
subscription to the newspaper.

LA If this interests you, or you would like to know more,
call Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl at 773-3255.

Sandy and Rudy Lapp have been our tour guide and bus driver.

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor

On March 10, Ron Ackermann
won the paper special and Winnie
Morrell won a hot ball jackpot.
Claire Shaw won a hot ball jackpot
on March 13 and Earl Folnsbee won
the paper special.

There were 40 people at Penn-
sylvania Day on March 9. There
was lots of food and a fun auction.
We joined in singing with the
Crystal Lake Band which enter-
tained us.

There was a large turnout for the
end-of-season shuffling potluck.
Leoma Kuntze and Shirley Gless-
ner were in charge of the food
arrangement. Charlotte Household-
er and Joannie Miller did an excel-
lent job on the shuffling design on
each table. The first-place winners
were Charlene Baker and Gary
Householder, with Eleanor Dice
and Bob Beshel in second and
Myran Wilday and Keith Stephens
in third place.

The hosts on March 15 were Bill
and Diane Burget, Durwood and
Norma Zank and George and Alice
Hunt. Before the meeting started,
Lorraine Howeer gave everyone
an update on her husband Charlie's
health status and the outcome is
most promising. George Straus-
baugh led the U.S. Pledge and
Sylvia Baker led the Canadian
Pledge. Don Merillat gave a special
prayer for Charlie Howerter, Mel
Hegge, Donna Princing and other
residents or relatives who need
some extra prayers for their recov-
ery. Don asked Nancy Morrison to
lead everyone in singing "Our God
Is An Awesome God."
It was Miller Cooper's last day
for getting sponsors for koffee
klatch. She and her late husband,
Pete, have been in charge of spon-
sors for a number of years. Jett
Brayton and Henri Swearingin will
be in charge of sponsors next year.
The 50/50 winners were Jack and

March 10: The sun is shining
bright and warm, there is a steady
breeze and the flu season is here. I
apologize for not writing last week,
due to a bout similar to one aboard
a Tampa cruise ship which was
quarantined in a Mexican harbor for
five days. In other words, I had the
flu but I was not on the cruise.
If it is not the flu, Floridians bat-
tle the ever-present pollen or other
microscopic particles floating in the
air in such a warm, semi-tropical
climate. There are beautiful tiny
white orange blossoms on the trees,
now that many groves have been
picked of the ripe orange fruit.

As one passes the Police & Fire
Station on U.S. 17 in Bowling
Green, one can admire the painting
of a 19th century fort on the side of
the building, labeled Fort Chon-
konikla. This must be a Native
American word, as many towns and
rivers have been named when dis-
Fort Meade is to the north. After
some investigation, I discovered
that these places have historical sig-
nificance from the local history
These forts were named during
the Second Seminole Indian War
between 1848 and 1850. I visited
Paynes Creek State Historic Park
again, which has a wonderful public
museum of local history, and chat-
ted with director Jackson Mosley
about this briefly.
Perhaps Bowling Green needs
more attention to its residents and
preservation of its heritage to share
with the community? I will further
investigate the local history of
Bowling Green and share my infor-
mation in next week's Bowling
Green News.

Betty Jacobs, Jeannie and Dick
Carney, Al and Izetta Murphy, Mo
and Sue Busby, and Shirley and
Dave O'Neal. Cindy and Bill
Johnson have signed up to be in
charge of the Christmas Dinner next

March 15 was the last night for
Wednesday couples shuffling. After
the playoffs, Sharon and Bill Porter
were presented with gold medal-
lions by Anne Defreitas. Vern and
Betty Iceman received silver
medallions and Bob and Barb
Kramer received bronze medal-

Dick Carlson was greeter for the
120 who attended church service on
March 12. Pianist Carole Jones and
organist Jim Bolhouse used several'
familiar hymns for the prelude. The
service opened with Rev. Winne
leading the singing of "This Is The
Day That The Lord Has Made."
Nancy Morrison directed the choir
for its anthem "Going Home
Medley," accompanied by the
"Jesus Paid It All" was used by
the organist and pianist while the
offering was received. Dick Craig
and Mo Busby were ushers.
Selected verses from Genesis 41,
through 45 were referenced for Rev.
Winne's inspiring message, "Joseph
- The Dreamer." Hymns used dur-
ing the service were "My Savior's
Love"; "I Will Praise Him"; and
"When We All Get To Heaven."

SWFWND Is Praised For

Helping Disabled Hunters

The Southwest Florida Water
Management District was recently
recognized by the National Wild
Turkey Federation (NWTF)/Wheel-
in' Sportsmen for its commitment to
providing disabled outdoor enthusi-
asts opportunities to enjoy the
The NWTF's Wheelin'
Sportsmen, which facilitates out-
door events for the disabled, hon-
ored the district during the organi-
zation's 30th Annual Convention
and Sport Show in Nashville, Tenn.,
and later at a chapter banquet in
Wildwood. In Nashville, the district
received the 2005 Agency
Achievement Award and the Patron
Life Sponsor Award.
The district's partnership with
Wheelin' Sportsmen allows dis-
abled people to participate in
planned events throughout the year,
including a variety of game hunts
.and a fishing derby. A five-year
agreement to hold seven events on
district-managed land per year was
signed last year after a successful
pilot program was completed.
"The successful partnership we
have with the district is the proto-
type for all other potential partner-
ships with government agencies,"

said Mike Blanton, regional coordi-
nator for the Wheelin' Sportsmen.
'The district strives to make pub-
lic land available for everyone to
enjoy," said Fritz Musselmann, land
resources director. "It's very
rewarding to know that by making
district land more accessible
through this partnership, we are
achieving that goal."
In addition to the honor received
at the national convention, Blanton
thanked the district and its employ-
ees for their dedication to making
the project a success during a local
'The help we've received from
the district's land management staff
has really made a difference in the
quality of life for many disabled
people," said Blanton. "Just being
able to go out in the woods and
spend time with other outdoor
enthusiasts means a lot to them."
Those who participate in
Wheelin' Sportsmen events are pre-
selected through an application
process. For more information
about participating in upcoming
Wheelin' Sportsmen events
throughout Florida, visit the
National Wild Turkey Federation
web site at www.nwtf.org.

Termites Are Swarming!'

the holder of the following certificate has filed said certificate
for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate number
and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the
names in which it was assessed are as follows:
Description of Property:
Begin at a point 30.00 feet; South 890 38' 00" East,
from the SW 1/4 corner of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4
of Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 25 East;
thence North 000 00' 00" East, parallel to 1/4 section
line, 336.85 feet; thence South 890 38' 00" East, on
South Right of Way of public road, 237.90 feet; thence
South 000 00' 00" West, 138.00 feet; thence South 890
38' 00" East, 399.10 feet; thence South 000 08' 00"
East, on East side of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4,
198.85 feet; thence North 890 38' 00" West, on South
side of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4, 637.00 feet, to
point of beginning.

LESS the following:
From the SW corner of NW 1/4 of NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of
Section 10, Township 34 South, Range 25 East, go
152.85 feet North, on 1/4 section line, and from that
point go 30.00 feet South 890 38' 00" East to the point
of beginning, on the West right of way of public road;
thence North on right of way, 184.00 feet; thence
South 890 38' 00" East, on South right of way of pub-
lic road, 237.90 feet; thence South 184.00 feet; thence
North 890 38' 00" West 237.90 feet to point of begin-



Name in which assessed: HEIRS OF NEAL CASWELLS JR
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to lavy
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 19'" day of April,
2006, at 11:00 a.m.
Dated this 7'" day of MARCH, 2006.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Laura L Barker
Deputy Clerk 3:16-4:6c


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U a.[* es,]FromITheIP iI~t

The exhibit "Quiet Magic, The Art of Stephanie Birdsall" is currently appearing at the Museum of
Florida Art & Culture through Friday, April 7. The museum is located on the Highlands Campus of
South Florida Community College. Birdsall is known for her portrayals of Florida swamps, marsh-
es and prairies. The painting above is entitled "Early Everglades Afternoon." Her works can be
seen Wednesdays-Fridays from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Call the college at 773-2252, ext. 7240, for
more information.

March 24-25 Track Disneyworld Away TBA
March 28 Track Avon Park Away 3:30 p.m.
JV Baseball Lake Placid Away 6 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Braden River Away 7 p.m.
March 31 JV Baseball Avon Park Away 4 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Avon Park Away 7 p.m.
April 3 Girls Tennis Avon Park Away 4 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Sebring HOME 5:30/6:30
April 4 Varsity Softball All Saints Away 6 p.m
Varsity Baseball Booker HOME 7 p.m.
April 5 Boys and Girls Tennis Palmetto Away 4 p.m.
JV Baseball Braden River HOME 6 p.m.
April 6 Weightlifting Sectionals Fort Meade Away TBA
Tennis Booker Away, 3:30
Girls Softball Avon Park Away 5:30/7:30
HJHS Volleyball Lake Placid HOME 5:30/7:30
Varsity Baseball Auburndale Away 7 p.m.

Vista Publica
Estudio de Desarrollo y el Ambiente (PD&E) para la Carretera "US 17"

El Departamento de Transportaci6n de la Florida (FDOT) invita al public a former parte de la pr6xima
Vista Publica con respect a las mejoras propuestas para la carretera "US 17" del Condado de Hardee, de
la Florida. El numero de identificaci6n financiera del proyecto es 412631-1-22-01. La Vista POblica se
Ilevara a cabo:
Jueves, el 30 de marzo del 2006
En el Hardee County Agri Civic Center
Localizado en el 515 Civic Center Drive,Wauchula, Florida 33873

La information del proyecto estara disponible para su evaluaci6n en una reunion informal de 6:00 p.m. a
7:00 p.m. La reunion formal comenzara a las 7:00 p.m. con una presentation del proyecto y sera seguida
con la oportunidad para preguntas y respuestas de los ciudadanos presents. Los limits del studio son
desde la Linea de Condado de DeSoto a la Avenida Tercera de Zolfo Springs, una distancia de 10.9 millas.
Esta Vista Publica se realizara para proporcionar la oportunidad para las personas interesadas de expresar
sus opinions con respect a la ubicaci6n, diseio conceptual, y los efectos sociales, econbmicos y
ambientales de las mejoras propuestas. En esta vista se presentara las alternatives de construcci6n o de no
Se ha propuesto la adquisici6n de propiedad para este proyecto. Se ha identificado la posibilidad de
impacts a los pantanos y tierras inundadas como resultado de este proyecto. Estas pueden ser dada a la
consideracion especial de las Ordenes Ejecutivas 11990 y 11988. Esta vista se Ilevara en conformidad de
la 23 CFR 771 y la Secci6n 339,155, de los Estatutos de Florida.
La Vista Publica consistira en una presentaci6n por el Departamento de Transportaci6n (FDOT) del
proyecto y sus impacts asociados. Despues de la presentaci6n, el public tendra la oportunidad expresar
su opinions sobre el proyecto. Antes y despues de la vista, representantes de Departamento de
Transportaci6n (FDOT) estaran disponibles para contestar preguntas.

Los documents ambientales y los pianos
conceptuales del diseio desarrollados por el 4 i
Departamento de Transportaci6n (FDOT) I
estaran disponibles para la revision de el
pOblico el jueves, 9 de marzo del 2006, hasta
el lunes, 10 de abril de 2006, en las 64 o gs
siguientes ubicaciones: La Biblioteca POblica 17 ,
de el Condado de Hardee, en el 315 Norte I End Study
de la Avenida Sexta, oficina 114, Wauchula, I
FL 33873,(De lunes a viernes desde 9:00 Termina el Estudio
a.m. hasta las 5:00 p.m.), y en la alcaldia de
Zolfo Springs ubicado el la carretera "US | -a
17" Zolfo Springs ,Florida 33890 (De lunes a /
viernes desde 8:00 a.m. hasta las 4:00 p.m.) -- -

Estos documents tambien estaran
disponibles en la vista public que comienza
a las 6:00 de la tarde. Los miembros del 1
equipo del proyecto estaran disponibles para
ayudar a ciudadanos. z

El proyecto se desarrolla en conformidad de
los Actos Civiles de Derechos de 1964 y los
estatutos relacionados con Titulos VI. Unos \
de los aspects mas importantes para esta
vista p0blica es su participaci6n. Usted ch*. Begin Study
tendra -la oportunidad para revisar las c omienzaelEstudi-
alternativas presentadas y los documents
sobre el mismo. Participacion en esta vista 1
public no discrimina por causa de raza, '
ofbr, religion, sexo, edad, origen
nacionalidad, incapacidad, o estado civil.
Personas con impedimentos fisicos que n ----t. -V-
requieren acomodacionesespeciales pueden
comunicarse con el Sr. Marion Bizerra con
siete (7) dias de anticipaci6n de la reunion.
Las personas que desean someter declaraciones o otros documents en lugar de, o ademas de, las
declaraciones orales pueden hacerse en la vista. Las declaraciones escritas o documents serdn
sometidos como parte de la vista public, si son mandados en o antes del lunes, el 10 de abril de 2006, a
la siguiente direcci6n postal:
Sr. Marion Bizerra P.O. Box1249 Bartow, Florida 33831. Sr. Bizerra puede ser contactado tambien por
telef6no al (1-800-292-3368), por correo electr6nico (marlon.bizerra@dot.state.fl.us) o por fax
(863-534-7039). 3:23c

Year's end is neither an end nor
a beginning but a going on, with
all the wisdom that experience
can instill ini us.

- ~~408 %a& 9laioi~&m., 9Vawgchda,

-Hal Borland Lessons, Instruments, Accessories,
loa nKindermusic, &.liano Tuning
Use what talent you possess: the Piano, Violin, Guitar,
woods would be very silent if \ all Band Instruments
no birds sang except those that '
sang best. (863) POP TUNE
-Henry Van Dyke 9: fcst

US 17 Project Development & Envirornient (PD&E) Study

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) invites you to participate in the upcoming Public Hearing
regarding the proposed improvements to US 17 in Hardee County, Florida. Financial Project ID Number.
412631-1-22-01. The Public Hearing will be held on:

Thursday, March 30,2006
at the Hardee County Agri Civic Center
515 Civic Center Drive, Wauchula, Florida 33873
Project information will be available for informal review from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. At 7:00 p.m., the formal
portion of the hearing will start, involving a project presentation followed by an opportunity for citizens to
make statements. The project study limits are from the DeSoto County Line to 3rd Avenue in Zolfo Springs,
a distance of about 10.9 miles.
This hearing will be conducted to afford interested persons the opportunity to express their views concerning
the location, conceptual design, and social, economic and environmental effects of the proposed
improvements. The Recommended Build Alternative and No Build Alternative will be presented.
Right-of-way acquisition is proposed. Potential encroachment on wetlands and floodplains has been
identified as a result of this project and may be given special consideration under Executive Orders 11990
and 11988. This hearing will be held in accordance with 23 CFR 771 and Section 339.155, Florida Statutes.
The hearing will consist of a presentation by the Department on the project and its associated impacts
followed by a public testimony period. Before and after the hearing, Department representatives will be
available to answer questions.

The environmental document and ,
conceptual design plans developed by L 64
the Department will be available for I II -
public review from Thursday, March 9,
2006, through Monday, April 10, 2006, at
the following locations: Hardee County
Public Library, 315 North 6th Avenue, 4
Suite 114, Wauchula, FL 33873 \ l w ,
(Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to End Study
5:00 p.m.), and Zolfo Springs City Hall,
3210 US 17 South, Zolfo Springs, Termina el Estudio
Florida 33890 (Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.). These materials
will also be available at the hearing site
beginning at 6:00 p.m. on the day of the /- "
hearing. Members of the project team
will also be available to assist citizens.
The project is being developed in
compliance with Titles VI of the Civil
Rights Acts of 1964 and related statutes.
Public participation is solicited without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, disability or family status.
In accordance with the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990, persons with
disabilities that may require special
recommendations at the Public Hearing
should contact Tony Sherrard, FDOT
Project Manager, at (863) 519-2304. cr'. Begin Study
Special accommodation requests under o lena *1 Estudij
the Americans with Disabilities Actom
should be made at least seven (7) days
prior to the Public Hearing.
Persons desiring to submit statements
or other exhibits in place of, or in .
addition to, oral statements may do so at m i
the hearing. Written statements or
exhibits may also be submitted as part
of the hearing, if postmarked by
Monday, April 10, 2006, to:
Tony Sherrard, FDOT Project Manager, 801 North Broadway Avenue, Bartow, Florida 33830. Mr. Sherrard
may also be contacted by telephone (863-519-2304), by email (antone.sherrard@dot.state.fl.us) or by fax


8C The Herald-Advocate, March 23, 2006

Wagon Wheel RV News
By Virginia Merriman

AND PRAYERS The 50/50 went to Tom Franks.
The sermon was by Rev. The merchant's lucky winners were
Weyman Darley and there were 46 Mary Thomason, Len Le'ger, Ed
in attendance. The choir sang Young, Doug Culp, Bob Sears, Art
"Consider The Lilies." Special Brown, John Veldhuizen, Carol
music was sung by Judy Mercer, Cassidy, Pasty Siemen, Gretta
"Calvary's The Reason Why." We Knowlton, Mabel Smith, Frank
have Joyce Pearsall, Dale and Linda Drust, Caryl Lauver, Grace Moore,
Brewer, Bev and Dave Dobberstein, Ted Metherell, Ken Snell, Bo
John Veldhuizen, Mike and Marie Miller, Mary Thomson, Art Brown,
Condra, Tye and Alice Moore, Rev. Vaughn Adams, and Jim Lasher.
Robert Fields, Rev. Vernon Harkey,
the family of Lawrence Bryan, the PROGRESS EUCHRE
Earl Stallings family, Marilyn PROGRESS EUCHRE
Earl Stallings family, Marilyn There were seven tables playing.
Berry, the Shirley Russler family, Therewere seventables py gs
Wanda May, Mary Bacon, Don and The high man was Cloyce Swisher
Jean Sodini, and also all our mili- with 79 points, runner-up man was
tary personnel on our prayer list. Bruce Hardy with 71 and the low
May God heal and watch over man was Deroy Knowlton with 50.
everyone of them in his way as he The high lady was Wanda Beeler
knows best. We need to start pray- with 70 points, runner-up lady was
ing for the ones from the park as Muriel Bellwith 67 andlow lady
they are going home for the summer was me with 41 points. The most
months and for many going home loaners were Mabel Smith and John
for surgeries or illness. Floricen with four each. Under the
chair was Betty Vineyard.

We want to welcome the new BID EUCHRE
people in the hall Jay and Nancy On Thursday night there were
O'Daniel. The birthday for this three tables playing. The high man
week is Walmar Culver; the was Bruce Hardy with 329 points
anniversary this week is Richard and the low man was Dana Sweet
and Elaine Hoogkamps. with 174. The high lady was Marge

The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls

RED HAT LUNCHEON Carolyn Bayme, Ralph, A. Law and
Eleven of our Red Hat ladies Gene Vierling won the 50/50 and
went to lunch at the Hotel Jacaranda Roger VanBlois, Leon Bush, Pat
on Friday the 10th. The food was Perreault and Emma West won mer-
terrific and the old world ambiance chant coupons.
very charming. They especially Bingo winners were not recorded,
enjoyed the live piano music. the 9th but on the 14th Jerry Heath
won the, 50/50 and Mary Lou
AROUND THE PARK Katsur won the jackpot. Merchant
Many of our northern friends are certificates went to Audrey Semler,
leaving for the summer. Maurice P. Naylor, Joan Newton and Joni
and Shirley and Guy and Frances Branham. Our cookbook, "A Taste
Rousse headed for Canada this of the Oasis" is very popular. We
week and CeCe Ann and Ed have sold over 200 books so far.
Waggoner left for Ohio. Dallan and Don't forget to get yours soon.
Pat Lax sold their place and we are
sorry to have to say goodbye. They
have promised to visit us next win- STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE
ter. They will be missed, we wish Park owner Tom Hopkins treated
them well. us all to a strawberry feast on
The fitness program continues to Wednesday the 15th. The men
grow; Pat Bohnett started a very picked the berries. The ladies did
good thing. People are now exercis- cleaning and preparing and we had
ing three times a week. ice cream and cake as well. Some of
Musiq on the 12th had 14 musi- the men helped serve anid-tinahger
cians arid .85 listeners. Ed Tipton, Bob Christie washed the dishes.

On The Local Links
Low net plus putts was the game of the week. Nancy King came in with
44 to claim first place. Jan Brinker and Nancy Morrison tied for second
with 48. Barb Kramer came closest to the #3 pin.
Once again 36 players attended this game and had a great time. First
place, with a gross score of 32, went to Ernie Fiedette and Betty Vineyard.
Heinz and Jackie Bayer had 35 for low gross. Third place went to Dan and
Carol Susko. The last outing of this, season will be played on April 11. Also,
mark your calendar for the 15th anniversary of play for this group. It will
take place on Feb. 13, 2007.

Flipping To The Scripture

SFlipping to the Scripture
Psalm 23
Never thought this place would be in the picture
This place is misery.

S I've made a lot of mistakes
What's to come knows my Creator
Hope it's not too late
Time will tell on later.

Trials and tribulations
As I dreamt about it I shook
Know Ie'll be the One I'm facing
But, pray that things will be overlooked.

There're times I read on the Bible
Talk with the Lord

To forgive my ways plus things I have idoled,

Know He's got plans
For this life that I live
As well as every man.

There's more to just live and die
There's an aftermath
No one is perfect and neither am I.
Heath B. Sanchez
Taylor Correctional Institution

Poet's Place is a feature which relies solely on reader input. Only your
original work may be submitted. Send your poetry to: Poet's Place,
The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873.

Luff with 226 and the low lady was
Eunice Franks with 109. The only
men's moon shot was Bruce Hardy.
On Tuesday night there were three
tables playing. The high man was
Herb Tessier with 258 points and
the low man Cloyce Swisher with
112. The high lady was Gloria
Lavigne with 274 points and the
low lady Edna Broadworth with
142. There were two men's moon
shots; Cloyce Swisher and Earl
Bodary each had one.

We have been having a lot of fun
with cribbage on Friday and bunco
or cards on Saturday afternoons at
about 2. Come and join us and have
a lot of fun. There is always the
ladies doing crafts every day during
the week. We play cards of some
kind every night, also in the day

The Past Presidents Hot-Dog
Roast was held Sunday, March 5,
with past presidents Jim Gurecki,
Harold Albertson and Phyllis Goer-
big and their spouses Jean, Corrine
and Julius hosting along with pre-
sent president Doris Geeting.
The hot dogs were grilled to per-
fection and enjoyed along with fin-
ger food brought by our residents.
Chuck O'Dell provided karoake
music along with Charlie Hill and
Ken Grigsby.

Our free pancake and sausage

breakfast was held Saturday, March
11. There were 67 residents there to
enjoy a wonderful breakfast, pre-
pared by Ardie McDonald and Jean
Miller. They manned the pancake
grill and Julius Goerbig and Dick
Kern grilled the sausage. Oranges
were donated by Carl Craib and
squeezed by Corrine Albertson,
Dick Milbert and Abbie Hawks and
poured by Joan Morris. Pancakes
were mixed by Howie Snider and
coffee as usual was provided by
Ardie McDonald and Jean Miller.
Those interested in helping out
next year in the kitchen please get
with our new president (whoever is
elected Tuesday). Don't forget our

Orange Blossom RV News
By Sandi Pucevich

2005 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Wauchula Hills

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water
and services we deliver to you every day Our water source is the City of Wauchula, which receives its water from wells in the Floridan
Aquifer. The water is then filtered by reverse osmosis and chlorinated for disinfection purposes.
If you have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Andy Maddox at 863-773-6686. Wauchula
Hills routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations. Except
where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January 1 to December 31, 2005.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the
following definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the
MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected
risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system
must follow.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/1) one part by weight ofanalyte to I million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/l) one part by weight ofanalyte to 1 billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing
evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or
expected risk to health
In 2005 a source assessment was conducted for our water system. The assessment found no potential sources of contamination near our
A SWA report for this system will be available at the DEP SWAPP web site: www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp."..
Contaminant and Unit Dates of MCL Level MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
of Measurement Sampling Violation Detected
(mo./yr.) Y/N

Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/l) 2/05 N 3.4 0 15 Erosion of natural deposits

Radium 226 or combined 2/05 N 1.1 0 5 Erosion of natural deposits
radium (pCi/l)

Inorganic Contaminants
Contaminant and Unit of -, Dates of MCL Violation Level MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
Measurement sampling : Y/N Detected
: ... (moJyr.) ..... "
Barium (ppm) 2/05 N 0.031 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes;
discharge from metal refineries;
erosion of natural deposits
Fluoride (ppm) 2/05 N 0.59 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; water
additive which promotes strong
teeth; discharge from fertilizer and
aluminum factories
Sodium (ppm) 2/05 N 9.5 N/A 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from
Lead (point of entry) (ppb) 2/05 N I N/A 15 Residue from man-made pollution
such as auto emissions and paint;
lead pipe, casing, and solder

The result in the Level Detected column for TTHMs is the highest of the four quarterly running annual averages of results from all sampling

Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level Range MCLG or MCL or Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of sampling Violation Detected of MRDLG MRDL
Measurement (moJyr.) Y/N Results
Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Parameters
Chlorine (ppm) Monthly N 1.6 0.3-3.2 MRDLG MRDL = 4 Water additive used to control microbes
Haloacetic Acids 8/05 N 3.1 NA MCL = 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(five) (HAA5) (ppb)
TTHM [Total 8/05 N 6.7 NA MCL = 80/100 By-product of drinking water disinfection

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As
water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive
material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff,
industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and
residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in A *
water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in
bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The
presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and
potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons
such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other
immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about
drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by
Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

blood drive on Monday starting at 8
Merchant coupons were won by
Peggy Ardelean, Darlene Sullivan,
Ruth Ellis, Virginia Kern, Pat Craib,
Joe Spears, Mary Catozzi, Shelia
Eiks, Mary Lou Belanger and Ardie
McDonald. The 50/50 winners this
week were Margaret Volz and J.D.

Saturday, March 11, had Betty
Brief in first place, second place
was Ted Morris and Carl Craib
came in third. Most loners was a tie
between Mary Lou Belanger and
John Bufka and low for the night
was Margaret Volz.

We are not what we know but
what we are willing to learn.
-Mary Catherine Bateson

March 23, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 9C

This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate of...

Scout Entertainment To Be Given
Thursday: "The Story of Life" will
be shown in the City Hall auditori-
um on Thursday, March 26.
Some of the best local talent will
take part in the program and the
proceeds will go to help the Boy
Scouts build a hut at Camp Pop
Evans. The entertainment will also
Feature the "Seven Ages of Man,"
as portrayed by living pictures.

Legion To Take Band To State
Convention: The Wauchula Munici-
pal Band will accompany members
of the local Legion post to the annu-
al state convention of the American
Legion in Tampa.
At least 30 members of the local
post plan to attend, and Mayor D.B.
McKay of Tampa has written each
member personally and cordially
invited him to attend, and has also
presented each Legionnaire with a
key to the Cigar City.

Florida Public Service
Employees Give To Chest: Em-
ployees of the Florida Public
Service Employees, which owns the
local ice plant, have donated a day's
pay to charities in the 70 communi-
ties of Florida where the firm oper-
Wauchula's share to the Com-
munity Chest was $40.40, and was
presented by J.M. Stevens, the local
manager of the company.

An ad from Cobb Motor Co.
offers new low prices on Chevrolet

Attendance at church, 133. The
message: Jesus died for us and we
are to be witnesses of His and bear

Euchre March 7: first Norma
Houser (101), second Norb Stang,
third John Posey, loners Norma
$Houser. .

Our park shuffleboard champi-
onship was held March 6 and the
winners are, in main: first Larry
Brown, second Bob Conkle, third
Cheryl Conkle, fourth Darlene
Morrison. In consolation: first Les
Anderson, second Jack Napier,
third Emerson Cross, fourth Dennis
# Cable. Inter-park: Pioneer Creek 23
and Fort Meade 13.

Russ and Cathy Hula went to
Clearwater to see their grandson,
Josh Hula, play baseball. He is a
sophomore at Ohio State, and is a
catcher for the team. They got to see
a double header and also see their
grandson play. Ohio State won all
four games in Clearwater.

The street dance was a big suc-
cess. Our own Tiny Bubbles Band
has put this on for the last seven
years. It all started with Mazie
Barhorst. She loved to hear the
band play, so they put it on for her
by her unit, along with all the resi-
dents in the park This was one of
the many free dances they did in our
park. They do this to show their
appreciation to the residents for
supporting the band.
Ray Blais plays bass guitar. He
lives in Niagara Falls, Ontario,
Canada, 'with wife Yvette. They
have' been married 50 years and
? have one son and two daughters, six
' grandchildren and almost three
great-grandchildren. Ray started
playing the guitar at the age of 30.
How he. got the Tiny Bubbles name:
Ray and Yvette went to Hawaii in
1969 and he saw and talked to Don.
Ho and liked and learned the song

Roadsters, which are being sold for

Pictured on the front page are
Maj. Gen. Mark W. Lance and Lt.
Col. Aubrey A. Moore inspecting
the troops at the Avon Park National
Guard. Battery C is composed
largely of Hardee County men.

Bennett Elected New Elks Head:
Eric Bennett of Wauchula was
elected exalted ruler of the
Wauchula Elks Lodge Tuesday
This was the organization's first
meeting in its new $70,000 home
on West Main Street. The formal
opening of the new structure will be
on April 18.

Jaycees Ready To Renumber
Houses And Lots: The Hardee
County Jaycee house numbering
project will get under way Monday,
March 26, at 5 p.m.
Starting from the corner of Sixth
Avenue and Main Street, the whole
city will be covered in new numbers
as rapidly as possible. It is hoped
that with the help of all Jaycee
members giving their time, the
entire job can be done within a
week or 10 days.

To Wrestle Tonight: Judy Glover,
famed girl wrestler, will feature a
show scheduled tonight at the
Cucumber Exposition Grounds. She
will be tackling Libby Gonzales, of
Puerto Rico, in a two out of three
fall match.
The program is being sponsored
by the Wauchula Kiwanis Club for
the benefit of its underprivileged
child work.


"Tiny Bubbles in the Wine." When
he started playing music in our
park, that was the only song he
knew. Shirley Anderson said that
was what he should call the band,
and he did. Ray and Yvette have
been in our park for 13 years.
J.C. Brock plays rhythm guitar.'
He lives in Sandusky, Ohio, with
wife Cathy. They have been mar-
ried 49 years, have three daughters
and one son, 10 grandchildren and
10 great-grandchildren. J.C. started
playing at about 14; he stopped for
about seven years and played the
piano then went back to guitar. He
served in the Army during the
Korean Conflict. He has played
with all the different musicians who
have come through our park. J.C.
and Cathy have been in our park for
16 years.
Roger Perry plays lead guitar. He
lives in Bowling Green with wife
Joyce. They have been married for
47 years, and have two sons and
two daughters. A third son is
deceased. They have 10 grandchil-
dren and one great-grandchild.
Roger started playing the guitar at
age 10 when he received one as a
Christmas present, and by 13 he
was playing professionally. Roger
plays many other instruments. He
did a lot of radio work and produces
and records music. Roger and Joyce
have been in our park seven years.
Bobby McFee plays rhythm gui-
tar. He lives in Sebring with wife
Shirley. They have been married for
48 years, have two sons and two
daughters, 10 grandchildren and
one great-grandchild. Bobby started
playing at the age of 25. Bobby was
in the Army for 4-1/2 years and
retired with the rank of sergeant
first class from the North Carolina
National Guard after 21 years. He
also plays the keyboard. He came to
our park in 1998 and now is in
Sebring but comes here to our park
to play with the band.

Don't forget Saturday, from 7 to
10 p.m., will be a dance with the
Stonebridge Country Band, with
our own Diane Pearson. With her
will be Ted Bertin.
:. 4,a # o.:. >. ; J .. *- *. ; :'1

The Tiny Bubbles Band at the street dance: (from left) Ray Blais,
Bobby McFee, J.C. Brock and Roger Perry.

County May Receive $2 Million
Windfall: Seven accused drug
smugglers who failed to attend
court this month may leave Hardee
County with a sum of $2 million in
estreated bonds.
The bonding company, Bankers
Insurance, has 30 days after the trial.
date to pay the bonds. After the
company pays, they have a year to
catch the criminals and bring them
in to get their money back.

March Of Dimes Walk-A-Thon:
Hardee County is getting ready for
the annual March of Dimes Walk-
A-Thon, which will be held on
April 11.

Contaminant and Unit of

I -WayVUBackrWhein I

Dates of

MCL Violation

Pictured on the front page of the
March 26, 1981, issue of The
Herald-Advocate are Catherine and
Brandy Evors, and Renee and
Rosalind Bass. Evors and Bass have
both organized the walk for the past
several years.

Hardee Farmers Host Ag Day
Tour: National Ag Day has a special
place in Hardee County because so
many are involved in agriculture.
To kick off the celebration, Jack
Hayman, county extension service
director, led a tour through Hardee
County's agriculture heartland. He
and his wife, Pam, took a tour in
their specially equipped van
through citrus groves, cattle pas-
tures and vegetable fields. Stops
were also made at three local farms,
Pershing Platt's Grass Valley
Ranch, Leonard Gillard's Egg



Ranch and Parker Farms.

Landmark Church Goes Up In
Flames: A fire got away from a man
burning brush Sunday afternoon,
crossing his property line and jump-
ing the roadway, destroying a three-
bedroom house and the historic
Fish Branch Community Church.
Seven units from the county,
Zolfo Springs, Bowling Green and
DeSoto County responded to the
blaze at 1:48 p.m. on CR 665. The
church was built in 1933 and was a
landmark to the area.

Weekend Talent Show Aids
Renovation: A final look at the orig-
inal Wauchula City Hall and
Auditorium will be possible with
the Hardee County Talent Review
on Saturday at 7:30.
The talent show will feature a

Likely Source of Contamination

wide variety of performances from
gospel singing to ventriloquism.
This will be the last show before
renovations begin on the 70-year-
old building, which will start on
April 1.

Homeowner Catches Crooks in
the Act: Gerrell Patsourakis, of
Wauchula, returned home at 10:20
a.m. on Monday to find two men-at
her east-side bathroom window.
Patsourakis gave chase and both
suspects were rounded up by 10:35
a.m. She provided police with a
thorough description of the first
suspect, who was caught trying to
return to his car parked at the
entrance of Golfview Estates. The
second suspect was rounded up by
Dep. Larry Benavides and his K-9
"Deacon" while traveling through a
wooded area west of Ralph Johns

2005 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report
City of Wauchula

We're pleased to present to you this year's Annual Water Quality Report. This report is designed to inform you about the quality water
and services we deliver to you every day Our water source is the Floridan Aquifer and is chlorinated for disinfection purposes.
Ifyou have any questions about this report or concerning your water utility, please contact Andy Maddox at 863-773-6686. The City of
Wauchula routinely monitors for contaminants in your drinking water according to Federal and State laws, rules, and regulations.
Except where indicated otherwise, this report is based on the results of our monitoring for the period of January I to December 31, 2005.
In the table below, you may find unfamiliar terms and abbreviations. To help you better understand these terms we've provided the
following definitions:

Maximum Contaminant Level or MCL: The highest level of a contaminant that is allowed in drinking water. MCLs are set as close to the
MCLGs as feasible using the best available treatment technology.
Maximum Contaminant Level Goal or MCLG: The level of a contaminant in drinking water below which there is no known or expected
risk to health. MCLGs allow for a margin of safety.
Action Level (AL): The concentration of a contaminant that, if exceeded, triggers treatment or other requirements that a water system
must follow.
"ND" means not detected and indicates that the substance was not found by laboratory analysis.
Parts per million (ppm) or Milligrams per liter (mg/l) one part by weight of analyte to I million parts by weight of the water sample.
Parts per billion (ppb) or Micrograms per liter (pg/l) one part by weight of analyte to I billion parts by weight of the water sample.
Picocurie per liter (pCi/L) measure of the radioactivity in water.
Maximum residual disinfectant level or MRDL: The highest level of a disinfectant allowed in drinking water. There is convincing
evidence that addition of a disinfectant is necessary for control of microbial contaminants.
Maximum residual disinfectant level goal or MRDLG: The level of a drinking water disinfectant below which there is no known or
expected risk to health
In 2005 a source water assessment was conducted for our water system. The assessment found no potential sources of
contamination near our wells.
A SWA report for this system will be available at the DEP SWAPP web site: www.dep.state.fl.us/swapp."..
Contaminant and Unit Dates of MCL Level MCLG MCL Likely Source of Contamination
of Measurement Sampling Violation Detected
(mo./yr.) V/N

Radiological Contaminants
Alpha emitters (pCi/l) 2/05 N 3.4 0 15 Erosion of natural deposits

Radium 226 or combined 2/05 N 1.1 0 5 Erosion of natural deposits
radium (pCi/1)

Inorganic Contaminants

Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown

Measurement sampling Y/N D.,tctd .
Barium (ppm) 2/05 N 0.031 2 2 Discharge of drilling wastes;
discharge from metal refineries;
erosion of natural deposits
Fluoride (ppm) 2/05 N 0.59 4 4 Erosion of natural deposits; water
additive which promotes strong
teeth; discharge from fertilizer and
aluminum factories
Sodium (ppm) 2/05 N 9.5 N/A 160 Salt water intrusion, leaching from
Lead (point of entry) (ppb) 2/05 N I N/A 15 Residue from man-made pollution
such as auto emissions and paint;
lead pipe, casing, and solder

Contaminant and Unit Dates of AL 90th No. of MCLG AL Likely Source of Contamination
of Measurement sampling Violation Percentile sampling (Action
(moJyr.) Y/N Result sites Level)
the AL
Lead and Copper (Tap Water)
Copper (tap water) 10/05 N 1.3 2 1.3 1.3 Corrosion of household plumbing systems;
(ppm) erosion of natural deposits; leaching from wood
Lead (tap water) 10/05 N 1 0 0 15 Corrosion of household plumbing systems,
(ppb) erosion of natural deposits

The result in the Level Detected column for TTHMs is the highest of the four quarterly running annual averages of results from all sampling

Contaminant and Dates of MCL Level Range MCLG or MCL or Likely Source of Contamination
Unit of sampling Violation Detected of MRDLG MRDL
Measurement (moJyr.) Y/N Results
Stage 1 Disinfectant/Disinfection By-Product (D/DBP) Parameters
Chlorine (ppm) Monthly N 1.15 0.5-1.98 MRDLG MRDL = 4 Water additive used to control microbes
Haloacetic Acids 8/05 N 3.1 NA MCL = 60 By-product of drinking water disinfection
(five) (HAA5) (ppb)
TTHM [rotal 8/05 N 6.7 NA MCL = 80/100 By-product of drinking water disinfection

The sources of drinking water (both tap water and bottled water) include rivers, lakes, streams, ponds, reservoirs, springs, and wells. As
water travels over the surface of the land or through the ground, it dissolves naturally occurring minerals and, in some cases, radioactive
material, and can pick up substances resulting from the presence of animals or from human activity.
Contaminants that may be present in source water include:
(A) Microbial contaminants, such as viruses and bacteria, which may come from sewage treatment plants, septic systems,
agricultural livestock operations, and wildlife.
(B) Inorganic contaminants, such as salts and metals, which can be naturally-occurring or result from urban stormwater runoff,
industrial or domestic wastewater discharges, oil and gas production, mining, or farming.
(C) Pesticides and herbicides, which may come from a variety of sources such as agriculture, urban stormwater runoff, and
residential uses.
(D) Organic chemical contaminants, including synthetic and volatile organic chemicals, which are by-products of industrial
processes and petroleum production, and can also come from gas stations, urban stormwater runoff, and septic systems.
(E) Radioactive contaminants, which can be naturally occurring or be the result of oil and gas production and mining activities.

In order to ensure that tap water is safe to drink, the EPA prescribes regulations, which limit the amount of certain contaminants in
water provided by public water systems. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations establish limits for contaminants in
bottled water, which must provide the same protection for public health.
Drinking water, including bottled water, may reasonably be expected to contain at least small amounts of some contaminants. The
presence of contaminants does not necessarily indicate that the water poses a health risk. More information about contaminants and
potential health effects can be obtained by calling the Environmental Protection Agency's Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-
Some people may be more vulnerable to contaminants in drinking water than the general population. Immuno-compromised persons
such as persons with cancer undergoing chemotherapy, persons who have undergone organ transplants, people with HIV/AIDS or other
immune system disorders, some elderly, and infants can be particularly at risk from infections. These people should seek advice about
drinking water from their health care providers. EPA/CDC guidelines on appropriate means to lessen the risk of infection by
Cryptosporidium and other microbiological contaminants are available from the Safe Drinking Water Hotline (800-426-4791).

I .;

10C The Herald-Advocate, March 23, 2006


& Chillin'

IUeccnizes Winners

People's Choice winner Joe Mackay from McGruff's of
Wauchula and Sebring is flanked by Juliann Davis (left) and
Meg Hackney (right).

The Grand Champion trophy and honors go to Mark Rogers of
Smoke & Spice from Homestead, shown here with (from left)'
Emily Hughes, Jahna Davis and Megan McKibben, who is exec-
utive director of Main Street Wauchula Inc., the sponsor of the
annual cookoff.

Bobbie Thornton (right) of Wauchula is congratulated for win-
ning first-place honors in the Chili Division.

Reserve Champion honors go to Jady Hill (left) of Florida Boys
from Sebring, shown here with Juliann Davis.

Erica Scheipsmeier of Austin Growers & BBQ in Bowling Green
took first place in the Backyard Division/Brisket & Chicken.
Aborigines are thought to have been able to cross the Torres Strait
from New Guinea to Australia, then at least 43 miles across, as early as
55,000 B.C.

Layne Prescott of Wauchula won first place in the Dessert

A Daily Thought
During the (Passover) meal,
Jesus took and blessed the
bread, broke it, and gave it to
His disciples, "Take eat. This is
My body."
Matthew 26:26 (ME)

Then Jesus took a cup, gave
thanks and said, "Take this cup
and share it among yourselves. I
will not drink again from the fruit
of the vine until God's Kingdom
Luke 22:17 (NCV)

And when they had sung a
hymn, they went out to the
Mount of Olives And they
went to a. place called Gethse-
mane, and He said to His disci-
ples, "Sit here while I pray."
Mark 14:26,32 (RSV)

"Dear Father," He said, 'All

things are possible to You.
Please let Me not have to
drink this cup! Yet it is not what I
want but what You want."
Mark 14:36 (PME)
Judas, His betrayer, knew the
place because Jesus and His
disciples went there often. So
Judas led the way to the garden,
and the Roman soldiers and
police sent by the high priest
and Pharisees followed.
John 18:2-3 (ME)
Judas stepped up to Jesus to
kiss Him. "Judas, would you
betray the Son of Man with a
kiss?" said Jesus to him .
Then they arrested Him and led
Him away.
Luke 22:47b-48, 54 (NEB),

Early in the morning, all the chief
priests and the elders of the
people came to the decision to
put Jesus to death. They bound
Him, led Him away, and handed
Him to Pilate, the governor.
Matthew 27:1-2 (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (ME) The Message;
(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)
New English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (RSV)
Revised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.

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

The Salty Hogs from Wimauma won first place in the Backyard
Exactly who started using curling tr9ns remains a mysterybut.
recOrds indicate that the" Romans in the reign of Emperor Titus, A.D.
79 to 81, employed little hollow tubes filled with boiling water for that


Saturday, March 25th


1:00 p.m.
From Ona, Florida, take State Road 663-S 5 1/4 miles to Roy Coker Road, turn right.
From Arcadia, Florida, take 661 to Limestone to 663 North to Roy. Coker Road,
turn left. Watch for signs.
Mr. & Mrs. W.E. (Bill) Padgett owner
5477 Roy Coker Road, Ona, Florida
Phone: (863) 735-1329 Home
(863) 445-0078 Cell
Sale Conducted By: Tommy J. Stewart, Wauchula, Florida AU2997
TERMS: Cash or check with positive I.D.
Not responsible for accidents or loss of property.



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March 23, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 11C

During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
March 19, thefts on Lincoln Street and Chester Way were reported.

March 18, Jose Luis Botello, 25, of 660 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Tomas Souther on warrants charging him
with violation of probation (orig;': ages possession of marijuana and
possession of drug paraphernalia). *
March 18, Rudy Lee Lopez'd-,4.of 2188 Ralph Smith Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler on a charge of disorderly con-
March 18, Juan Carlos Toledo, 26, of 436 Obregon Lane, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. James Adler and charged with three counts fighting or
baiting animals and giving a false name to a law enforcement officer.
March 18, Bruce Edward Eaton, 35, of 1473 N. Hollandtown Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Eddie Davis and charged with burglary of
a dwelling and grand theft. He had initially been arrested on March 17 by
Det. Matt Tinsley on capiases alleging four counts false verification of
ownership to a pawn broker, possession of a firearm by a felon and a capias
alleging failure to appear in court on'a charge of driving while license sus-
pended. He was also charged with driving with knowledge of a suspended
March 18, Randolph Hardee Jr., 36, of 3215 Baird St., Lakeland, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a Polk County warrant on a charge of non-
March 18, thefts on East Broward Street and Parrish Road and crimi-
nal mischief on 3088 Methodist Church Road were reported.

It would take several volumes to write about Pat Hansel, a former
rodeo contestant who was known as "Mr. Rodeo" in Arcadia. Cowboys get
old, like all the rest of us, and they can't always do the things they have
done all their life.
However, if a cowboy gets older and has a God-given gift of gab he
can become a rodeo announcer. Then if that cowboy-announcer has a sense
of business he can also be a stock contractor, which Pat Hansel did with a
I met Pat after I went to Arcadia in 1968 and served with him as a
director of the All-Florida Championship Rodeo Association.
One evening at a rodeo meeting R.L. Dees, who was president at the
time, made the announcement that he was accepting a transfer with Florida
Power & Light and he resigned his office as president. Somebody looked at
me and said, "Ross, you're it." I asked him what he meant that I was "it"
and summed it up when he said, "that's what a First Vice President is."
I suddenly became president of the rodeo association, and one of my
responsibilities would be working with Pat Hansel because he was a mem-
ber, a director and the stock contractor. We had some differences of opin-
ion along the way, but we had been friends for a long time and we got ready
to put on a rodeo.
I made up my mind I was going to take a positive approach to the job,
and I am sure, in retrospect, that Pat did the same thing, and we managed
to have the most successful rodeo Arcadia ever had, not only financially but
all the attendance records were broken that year.

March 17, a theft on Heard Bridge Road was reported.

: March 16, Latravia Litricia Harris, 27, of 317 Tuskeegee St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with resisting
arrest without force.
March 16, William Finley, 37, of 34 Sandpiper Drive, Wauchula, was
arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and charged with possession
of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of ammunition by a convict-
qd felon and possession of marijuana.
: March 16, Kenneth Dale Richardson, 41, of 136 McEwen Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White and charged with domestic
battery and violation of a domestic violence injunction for protection.
"* March 16, criminal mischief on Devane Road, a theft on North Florida
Avenue, a vehicle stolen on Dishong Road and a fight on Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue were reported.

March 15, Jose Fransisco Santos, 24, of unknown Wauchula address,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Maible on a capias alleging failure to appear in
qourt on a charge of disorderly conduct.
March 15, Duane Randall Morgan, 64, of 335 Murphy Road, Arcadia,
was arrested by Special Agent Raulerson.on a warrant charging him with
Medicare fraud.
March 15, a vehicle stolen on Baker Road, residential burglary on
Alamo Drive, burglary on a conveyance on Baker Street and a burglary on
SR 64 East were reported.

March 14, Linda Joyce Johnston, 48, of.8 Sunshine Trailer Park Road,
Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant alleging vio-
lation of probation.
March 14, Christine Rae Lessor, 35, of 211 1/2 Gandy St., Auburndale,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on warrants charging her with violation of
probation (original charges possession of a controlled substance and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia).
March 14, Jesus Junior Lopez, 33, of 125 Carlton St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on capiases alleging failure to appear in court
on charges of uttering a forged instrument, two counts possession of
methamphetamine, two counts possession of drug paraphernalia, posses-
sioffiajIaniuana Iand aggrated battery.
V' March 14, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North and burglary of a con-
veyance on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue were reported.

.March 13, Robert Trevino, 43, of 1003 Steve Roberts Special,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias charging him with
March 13, George Alamia, 21, of 4645 Church Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on capiases alleging failure to pay fines
on convictions for possession of marijuana and two counts violation of a
domestic violence injunction for protection.
: March 13, Albert Fredrick Barber, 29, of Melrose Ave., Avon Park,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on warrants charging him with violation
of probation (original charges violation of a domestic violence injunction
jfr protection).
March 13, John Wayne Crews, 60, of 481 Hanchey Road, Wauchula,'
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias alleging failure to appear in
court on a charge of voyeurism.
March 13, a residential burglary on Rainey Boulevard and a vehicle
stolen on Ed Wells Road were reported.

March 17, Juan Manuel Ramirez,: 24, of 2950 Bluebird Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Chris LeConte and charged with posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and driving with knowledge of a suspended
March 17, Daniel Matthew Dixon, 30, and Jessica Nicole Webb, both
qf 242 Castlekeeper Place, Valrico, were arrested by Ofc. Kyle
Bermingham and each charged with possession of methamphetamine and.
possession of drug paraphernalia. Dixon was also charged with failure to
change address.
March 17, criminal mischief on South Florida Avenue was reported.

March 16, a tag was reported stolen on East Drive.

March 15, a theft on East Bay Street was reported.

March 14, Matthew Aaron McMullen, 44, of 2430 Begonia Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Chris LeConte and charged with DUI and
no validjlicense.
March '14, John Everett McClenithan, 39, of 111 N. 10th Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Angie Hill andcharged with possession of
marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
March 14, Jose Luis Botello, 25, of 660 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Thomas Harris and charged with giving a
false name to a law enforcement officer and driving while license suspend-
March 20, James Edward McCaffery, 18, of 3919 Dixianna Drive,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Sgt. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with
burglary, grand theft auto, possession of burglary tools and no valid license.

March 19, burglary of a conveyance on West MainStreet and a theft on
West Pineapple Street were reported.

March; 18, Tashay Loraine Summerall, 18, of 4705 U.S. 17 N.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden on a Polk County war-
rant alleging failure to appear in court on a charge of petit theft.

March 17, Bernabe Gallardo, 19, of 4324 E. Central Ave., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged with domestic vio-
lence battery.

March 16, Darrell Antron Hines, 21, P.O. Box 1173, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with disorderly conduct.
March 16, fights on Epps Avenue and West Jones Street were report-
March 18, Valresha Euraka Sims, 22, of 236 N. Hernando Ave.,
Arcadia, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Mushrush and charged with posses-
sion of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance ecstasy and pos-
session of dirag paraphernalia.

When school is in session sched-
ules tend to be a little hectic, much
like the speed of an over-wound
watch, and this is an apology for
lack of issues. My college classes
have been getting all of my atten-
tion as of late. Enough said, now on
to the news.
+- ', .

Signs of spring are definitely in
the air on Maude Road. there have
been several signs for us to notice:
new calves frolicking in the grassy
meadows, beautiful blooms of the
camellia bush between the sturdy
oaks of the Roberts' front yard.
Sid tells me I may have the distinct
pleasure of budding some. of the
cuttings if it is OK with mom. The
Eddys' home has been showing a.
shamrock slideshow to bring in the
green on their new outbuilding
door. I admire his fortitude in fin-
ishing it. When it was initially
under' construction, Hurricane
Charley's fingerprints rearranged
the metal shells without mercy.
Painstakingly, Ean worked tireless-
ly and with the tenacity of a bulldog
to complete the task.
The orange blossoms are in full
bloom and wild jasmine fragrances
the yards of several neighbors. A
few caladium bulbs are beginning
to push through the fertile soil.
Which brings this columnist to the
question of Gary: When will you be
growing more bulbs? Several bales
of hay are being cut and rolled;
small garden seeds are springing up
everywhere. Even the animals seem
to be winking at each, other, trying
to plan for abundant offspring.

The Florida weather has been
gorgeous and my family has taken
full advantage. Recently the weath-
er was enjoyed in- the form of a
canoe trip down the Peace River.
Our family noticed several alliga-
tors, turtles, .birds and raccoons
were in abundance.
The boat went around in circles
multiple times before it began to
move straight down the river, and I
must say it made me wonder just
where the theme song "Row Row
Row Your Boat" was composed.
A trip to Englewood Beach was
also a great way of enjoying the.
sunshine while collecting a few
This week we will "Draw from
the Wells" a spot to allow you, as
the reader, to know the residents of
Ed Wells Road a bit better.
Our feature residents will be Phil:
and Sonya Rasmussen and their
family. Sonya is a hometown girl,
while Phil is from Wisconsin. This
couple has three children, Bria, 25,
Dane, 22, and Cale, 21. All of their
children graduated from our local
high school where, at the time, their
dad was one of the teachers and,
football coach.
Both Sonya and Phil are in the
field of education. Sonya is a
speech therapist at Zolfo Springs
Elementary, while Phil is a teacher
and coach at Bowling Green
Elementary School. He recently
was named District Teacher of the
This couple has a cattle ranch and
an orange grove near their home.
They are members of Lake Dale
Baptist Church, where they teach an
adult Sunday School class and Phil
is a deacon as well as a bass choir
The couple name wide-open
space and close proximity to work
as reasons for living in the Lemon
Grove area. Future goals include a
space on the lake.
One unique incident this couple
shared with me was the day Phil

One night Pat called me at home and said, "Come out to my house right
now." I tried to explain to him that my wife was in the shower and the baby
was asleep and it was 9:30, but only Pat Hansel is persuasive enough for us
to get ready, wake up the baby and go to his house at that time of night.
He had told me on the phone that he had a pair of cowboy boots he
wanted to give me. It was probably 10 o'clock or later when we finally got
there, which is way past a veterinarian's bedtime.
On the way I had commented to my wife that Pat frequently wore red
checked cowboy boots, and while they exactly fit Pat Hansel they were not
something I could visualize me wearing. I had to face the fact that I just
.might be driving all the way out to Pat's to get a pair of red-checked cow-
boy boots.
However when we got there Pat had an impressive pair of Tony Lama
boots, alligator hide all the way to the top, and they were just my size. He
gave them to me, and frankly I was totally overwhelmed. I remember being
on a feedlot tour in Arizona and pricing a pair of Tony Lama alligator boots,
but they were way beyond my budget at the time. It stayed that way for a
long time, too, because anything made of gator hide was illegal for a num-
ber of years in this country.
I always imagined stubbing my toe and ruining such an expensive boot
so I just neyer bought a pair. It is hard to express just how touched I was at
that time of night when Pat gave me the boots. The significant thing was
that Pat and I had a winning year.
Pat had been a rodeo contestant long enough to know what rodeo cow-
boys faced, but he had a wonderful sense of humor and would announce to
the rodeo fans that "the only way to hurt a cowboy was to cut off his head
and hide it from him."
Then if an apprehensive bareback rider hesitated in the bucking chute
he would describe how he was making the best ride of his life, "till some
fool opened the gate." Then during the calf scramble as kids climbed over
the fences and into the arena he would observe that "it looks like somebody
turned over a bucket of roaches," then he might announce the Wild Wife
Scramble would be held later.
Because Pat Hansel was who he was and despite a couple of situations
that could have been adversarial, we both did our part and developed a
wonderful friendship that I have enjoyed so much over the years.

The usual length of Daylight Savings Time (from the last Sunday in
April to the last Sunday in October) was lengthened in 1974 (January
6 to October 27) and 1975 (February 23 to October 26) to conserve

drove home from school without
Sonya; he was concerned about a
possible fire at the house and drove
off to inspect, the situation. Sonya
told me from that day forward she
drives herself to work!
The couple's daughter lives in
Tallahassee, where she is an analyst
and works for the governor typing
legislation proposals. The couple's
two sons are attending Webber
College and are both on the football
It is such a great privilege to draw
from the well of knowledge of our
neighbors who live at the well.
May this brief glimpse cause you to
desire to learn a little more about
your neighbors today. Go make that
phone call, let them talk while you
listen intently, taking mental notes
on subjects unfamiliar, and when
your fellowship is over you will
know more about the fellows in
your ship!



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