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    Section B
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    Section B: Hardee Living
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Hopefully 2005 will bring good weather and good fortune to Ha
County and the rest of the United States. .'
Hardee will produce a lot of oranges, beef, milk, vegetables and r
ons that are good for people'. Health experts say people should eat r
vegetables and fruits. Milk and beef are vital as well for good health.

Some Americans are taking too many pills. It seems like there is a
for everything. Some patients see the doctor and expect a prescription
pills.

Some health experts say people should get more sleep and exercise
the new year.-

Florida Gator fans are hopeful for a better 2005 under new -foo
'coach Urban Meyer. South Carolina fans are tickled with new head cc
Steve Spurrier.;

. Growing a garden could be a good 2005 idea for some folks. You
get dirty and close to nature that way.

Perhaps we should take time to do some more fishing in the newr
Eating fish is good for you.
Perhaps some people need to slow down and enjoy life more in 2
Itis easy to get too busy and be in too much of a hurry through life.

Hardee County will also produce a lot of phosphate in 2005 which
help produce fertilizer to feed the world. You cannot grow enough t
crops without fertilizer.

Hardee will continue to recover in 2005 from the hurricanes. S
buildings will be repaired. Some will be torn down. New buildings wi
constructed.

Hardee will have its first name brand hotel open this year.
The divided U.S. 17 highway project will open this year in Wauch

2005 should be a pretty good year for Hardee County and the re.
Florida. But please. no hurricanes!


-Telling The Truth ..
; By J. Adam Shanks
Preacher


I AM LIKE AN ANT
It has happened again! I cannot believe it! And as irritating as it is,
just funny enough to keep me from being mad. I went away for the holid
and when I got back, I had a surprise for me. I went to my office to mr
some copies on my "all-in-one" printer and I saw it. Actually, my wife
it first and I heard her gasp! Ants have raken up residence in the printed
In the past, they have taken up residence in one of my old compute
Why? I cannot tell you but I can tell you that I have killed many an ant si
finding them. trying to get them out of my printer. Obviously, I cannot p
anything so I am sort of at a standstill in my office. I'm halted in my ,
all because of small, insignificant little ants. I have tried coaxing them
I have tried to bribe them out, I have tried to knock them out. I have t
turning the printer over and tapping on it to get the ants to let go (do noi
this at home!). I have finally come to the conclusion that I, by myself
stuck. I'm so irritated with them that I want to scream, but I guess that I
going to have to be patient with them if I even want my printer back
working order.
After sitting down and resting from manhandling the heavy print
have come to a realization. I'm like that little ant. I get myself into tight
uations for who knows what reason! I get in places that God does not w
me in. God tries to coax me out by showing me His love in His Word.
tries to bribe me out with blessings and love. God even knocks me
sometimes as he disciplines me (Hebrews 12). Sometimes it even feels
God turns the world over on me as my world goes upside down to try
bring me back to Him.
But, in the long run, it says that God is patient. Listen to these w(
S'from 2 Peter:
"The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count
slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any
to perish but for all to come to repentance. But the day
of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens
will pass away with a roar and the elements will be
destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works
will be burned up.." (3:9-10 NASB). ...
God is n-atient toward me wishing that I will come to repentance on
own. How amazing it is, because I know that I ha\e let him down and
not deserve such righteous patience and love. My prayer to God is th
will come to such pleasing repentance and be prepared on that day when
"heavens will pass away" and "the earth and its works will be burned
Are you prepared for such a day? Remember that patience will only last
so long! I'm telling the truth!
J. Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula. He cai
e-mailed at jastas@surjbest.net.


- new single-family subdivision off
Heard Bridge Road. It will be, a
retirement community complete
-., with a clubhouse and pool. There
will be a parking area on the east
end for recreational vehicles and
erN boats. Roads, curbs and sidewalks
8. will be installed soon.
A recap of the county and munic-
ipalities, their 2004 accomplish-
merits and plans for 2005 follows.
COUNTY
255' County Manager Lex Albritton
and his staff, along with the-rest of
657 the county, are not in a "normal. sit-
uation." Several projects have had
ae,. to be put on hold, as the storms
7 have consumed every effort since
1o0 August, Albritton said.
The customer complaint system,
which was to have been imple-
mented this year, has been delayed.
'" A custom package has been pur-
chased instead to track and monitor.
the scheduling of work of the Road
.. and Bridge Department.
6,; Early ifi January 2004, .the,
Hardee Lakes Park opened for
*.. weekend fishing.
cs-: The county acquired the property
iop' for the development of the industri-
al park and turned it over to the
Industrial Park Authority.
Ro, The widening and resurfacing of
', Crewsville Road, from SR 66 to
Sweetwater Road, has been com-
pleted. Work on Murphy Road
began. Culverts were installed and
the resurfacing of the first three
miles was accomplished. Plans are
to complete resurfacing this year.
Albritton said that the county is
still in the recovery process and
restoration efforts will continue for
months. The county faces a diffi-
cult cleanup, which it is unsure of
how to facilitate. Expect to see"
debris lingering as demolition and
rdee rebuilding takes place.
SEmergency funding for housing
mel- has been made available, and addi-
more tional funds are expected. These
funds are much needed, as over
1.400 homes were severely dam-
i pill aged or destroyed. These monies
n for, have come through Community
Development Block Grants
(CDBG) and from SHIP (State
se in Housing Initiative Program) funds.
Major road work is on the hori-
zon. The county is still assessing
tball : the damages caused by the hurri-
oach canes and continuing negotiations
with the Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) for
can their repair. These repairs will con-
tinue through 2005 and even into
2006. -
year*,.-, Another-iecessary project is the
expansion of the landfill to the two
005. five-acre cells, which should take
place during the first quarter of
2005.
will There will also be restoration to
food the Mosaic-owned land 'where
debris was handled.
The implementation of FEMA's
ome long-term recovery plan is a joint
11 be effort between the county and the
municipalities. These groups will
come together and prioritize, see-
ing what they can do, Albritton
htila. commented.
With the expected completion of
st of the effluent pipeline in February.
the use of temporary spray fields
will no longer be necessary for the"
distribution of the treated waste-
water from the Wauchula Hills
plant. There will also be continued
expansion of water and wastewater
lines in Wauchula Hills for the new
K-8 school and the industrial park.
The Development of Regional
Impact (DRI) will be';reviewe4 for
the airport and the expansion of
phosphate mining. All in all.
Albritton said, "We're just trying to
do our day-to-day activities."
lays SCHOOL BOARD
lake Hurricane damage leaves much
saw ..to be done in the upcoming year.
r. Work has begun on the once-con-
ers. demned Wildcat Stadium, which
ince should be ready for fall football
rint season. .'?- "
york Also, repairs have-been going on
out. at the Community, Recreation'
ried Complex pool, which was unable to
t try be used during the swim team's
am season. :
am Replacing fencing and finishing
k in resodding at the boys baseball and
girls softball complexes will hope-'
er, I fully be complete before the start of
sit- their seasons in February.
,ant A big goal is continued recovery,
God from the hurricanes, said
out Superintendent Of Schools Dennis'
like Jones. There are general repairs
and that must be made to, all county
schools.Theroofing project contin-.
ords ues at the high school and repairs
are being made to covered walk-


ways. -
Although the work will not be'
completed this year, the K-8 school
is also a high priority. Plans for the
school were put into action in 2004
as contracts totaling $35.8 million
were approved. ,Preparations for
.my building recently began at the site.
1 do An official ground-breaking will be
iat I this month., Despite delays, the K-8
the school is still scheduled toopen in
up." August 2006.
t for : On the academic side, Jones said
he would like for students to do as
n be well on the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test as possible. The


testing is in March, and teachers are
most concerned about getting the
students prepared.
Another important' goal is to
review the disaster preparedness
plan so that the county's schools
might be better prepared in the
future by having needed supplies
and equipment on hand.
"It's nearly five short months.
after the hurricanes. We've made
remarkable progress due to the
efforts of our own folks, the gen-
erosity of individuals, businesses,
organizations and other school dis-
tricts across the state," said Jones.
"There's a lot left to be done, but
we are on the road," he concluded.
,WAUCHULA
City Clerk James Braddock, a
new city manager and their staff
will, face a different set of chal-
lenges this year as they deal with
city government changes' and
rebuilding. ,
2004 ,saw the completion of the
sewer rehabilitation project in the
northwest and southwest quadrants
of the city.
The police department and city
administration moved into a new
building at 126 S. Seventh Ave.'
Also, City Commission chambers
were constructed in the east wing
of City Hall at 225 E, Main St.
Construction continuedd on U.S.
17. The water drainage system has
been addressed and larger pipes
,.have been added to alleviate flood-
ing.
Now to 2005.
In short, the city of Wauchula
plans to "be busy," said Braddock.
The City Commission has inter-
viewed three candidates for the
new city manager position, to be,
filled by February. City administra-
tor of 11 years Jerry Conerly will .
retire Jan. 31.
The $6 million' effluent pipeline
project is scheduled to be complet-
ed in February. This will take treat-
ed wastewater out to CF Industries.
rather than into Peace River. ,
The city faces a number of issues
dealing with code enforcement and
the demolition and reconstruction
of homes.
It has received CDBG monies of
$200.000 for housing rehabilita-
tion. The City Commission also
applied for $500,000 from the'
Florida Housing Finance
Association. The city anticipates
additional funds to be released later
on to continue community rebuild-
ing efforts.
The FEMA long-term recovery
team recently left its plan, and the
commission will keep that in mind
during the rebuilding process. It is,
all dependent upon funding, how-.
ever.
The four-laning of U.S. 17 is
scheduled to be completed within
the next six months. U.S. 17 North
could be open as early as this
month, with the opening of U.S. 17
South following, as soon as March.
There were 12 or 13 sites receiv-
ing storm damage, including the
Little League complex where
repairs will continue.
Oak Street Park will be bustling
with activity this year as improve-
ments are in line to take place.
Airport plans, involve building,
more hangers and cleaning up the
destruction from the storms.
Preparations are being made for
future annexation north of the city
as engineers will assess laying
water and wastewater lines to pro-'
,ide utility services in that area'.
As a result of the .storms, the
city's budget will reflect about a'
$1.6 million' loss in revenue from
the loss of both commercial and,
residential customers.
BOWLING GREEN-
Cleaning up the city and improv-
ing two parks are expected to be
.highlights of 2005 in Bowling
Green. ,.
,. Mayor Perry Knight said a-
'December City Commission meet'-
ing revealed residents wanted the"
city to lookbetter. "This will be a
very high priority, indeed the No. '1
priority. We will enforce code
enforcement. We will allow people
enough time and opportunity. We
will target vacant lots prior to
Hurricane Charley and abandoned
Vehicless" '
The mayor said County
Commissioner Minor Bryant indi-
'cated Mosaic and other phosphate
entities might help sponsor a
cleanup along U.S. 17.
Knight said there will be a big
effort to clean up the city 'in all
areas. Grants or other aid will be
,sought to help restore some side-


walks. He said a group effort.might
be formed to help a church that was
damaged by a falling oak tree if the
church members cannot do the job.
City Manager. David Elbertson
said the city has received two
$200,000 state grants, to improve
Pyatt Park and Bowling Green"'
Community Park.
Pyatt Park will get new bleach-
ers; a new, concession station, bath-
rooms, playground equipment, tee-
ball field lights, fencing and a small
bike trail.
The community park project will
improve the basketball court, get
lights, fencing, bathrooms, apavil-


ion and playground equipment.
City Clerk Pam Northup said the
city will try to recruit a couple of
suitable businesses to the 20-acre,
Centanino property that was donat-
ed years ago to the city. The pre-
ferred uses are industrial or recre-
ation.
Elbertson said the city will seek
grants and other assistance for
housing, infrastructure and busi-
nesses.
The city has received a $200,000
housing grant that will replace two
or three homes destroyed by the.
hurricanes. The homeowners had
no insurance and must agree to live
in the homes for five years. The
city will seek another $500,000
housing rehabilitation grant. Over
half the homes in the city received
some damage from the hurricanes.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
"In 2005 we ,plan to focus on
rebuilding our town," said Town
Clerk Jack Logan.
Looking back to 2004, the town
saw major renovations completed'
at Town Hall through a $77,000



DIntC
Continued
aging the landfill, recycling center,
and disposal operations.. She
recently added debris collection
management because of the hurri-
canes.
She came to Hardee County as a
3,-year-old and attended Hardee
County schools through the llth
grade. She. graduated in Alabama
while helping her sister there.
"Theh I came back and married my


Williamson


high school sweetheart. and we',e
been together for 20 years. We have
iwo wonderful sons. Justin at
Florida State Uni ersity and Daniel
in 10th grade."
She obtained an AA degree from
South Florida Community College
where she was a Phi Beta Kappa
graduate. She is pursuing a bache-
lor's degree in business manage-
ment.
'She began working at the landfill
in 1991 and steadily rose to the top
position. She has had a couple of
articles presented at national con-
ferences in Salt .Lake City; Utah
and published in SWANA, the
Solid Waste Association of North
America journal. The first was on
David vs. Goliath, and why expan-
sion is more feasible than transfer
stations. She has helped plan
expansions at the Hardee landfill.
one which will open in the next
couple of years.
.Another article. co-authored with
engineers, was on the unique baling
operations used here Since then.,
some large facilities, such as
Volusia County, have used the com-
paction by balers prior to landfill
placement to more efficiently use'
landfill space.
,{"
Williamson has had, experience
- in accounting anid working with.
county budgets, with three different
'departments and three different
budgets. working with auditors to
ensure best use of funds to operate
the solid waste operations.
"I am looking forward to this,'
and excited about the challenges. It
will .be tough to jump in as well-as
:continue landfill operations arid
debris management until someone

It requires a great deal of bold-
ness and a great deal of caution
to make a great fortune, and


grant. The building was made
handicap accessible with bathroom
railings and a front ramp. New air
conditioning, drop ceilings and
electrical wiring were also included
in the repairs.
Additionally in 2004, the- town
was able to purchase two new
police cars.
The town proudly celebrated its
centennial at the end of October.
At this time, there are many
houses throughout Zolfo Springs
that are in need of roofs, or even
complete rebuilding.
Other plans are to rebuild the
police station, destroyed in the hur-
ricanes, providing the-, police
department with a new more mod-
em facility.
Grants are being pursued to aid
the housing rehabilitation efforts,
as well as the repaving of the
storm-damaged streets and the
repairs and expansion of the sewer
and water plants, Logan said.

Staff writer Jim Kelly contributed
to this report.





i From 1A


else is ready to do that," said
Williamson.
She joins staff already in place,
Ginny Stone, Judith George and
FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency) employees
Julie Doner and Robin Albritton.
PUBLIC SAFETY
"Mike is certainly going to do a
good job due to his experience and
years of service in the fire depart-
ment. He is a seasoned employee
and was selected for his additional
qualities which make him excellent
for the position," said Albritton.
Fire-Rescue Chief 'since 2002,
Choate began in fire-rescue as a
volunteer in 1989, shortly after his
graduation from Hardee High. He
is a second-generation firefighter,
following in the footsteps of his.
father. James "Cork," Choate..
. He has, of course, completed
paramedic schooling, 'as well as
rescue, fire inspector, arson investi-
gation, fire officer and other cours-
es. He became lieutenant in 1996,
deputy chief In 2001 and moved up
to the chief position when it
became available in 2002.
In his new role, Choate continues
as fire chief, and -will depend on
Deputy Chief DaniHarshburger to
back him up. Choate will coordi-
nate the fire department, emer-,


Choate
agency management, 9-1-1 address-
ing and veterans affairs, about 50
employees.
"We've already had a great rela-
tionship with all the departments in
public safety. I am enthusiastic,
ready for the ,new challenge. I
appreciate the opportunity and the
confidence the county manager has
had in me," said Choate.
Immediate priorities are rebuild-
ing the Bowling Green and Zolfo
Springs substations, that .were
destroyed by the recent hurricanes.
"It reduces response time, whether
it is fire or medical care, the patient
is always our concern. I also want
to strengthen and harden the EOC
(Emergency Operations Center) to
be more efficient and prepared for
natural disasters, although I hope
we don't have any more hurricanes
here," concluded Choate.

when you have got it,it requires
ten times as much wit to keep it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson


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Local Youth Dies In Crash


A Daily Thought,
THURSDAY.
For Christ is our living peace.
Ephesians 2:14a (PME)
FRIDAY
His name will be Wonderful'
Counselor, Powerful God,
Father Who Lives Forever,
Prince of Peace. Power and
peace will be in His kingdom.
Isaiah 9:6b-7a (NCV):


SATURDAY
And the peace of God, which
passes' all understanding, will,'
keep your hearts and your,
minds in Christ Jesus.
Phihppians 4:7 (RSV)
SUNDAY
May the Lord bless you. and
keep you, the Lord make His
face shine upon you and be. gra-
cious to you; the Lord turn His
face toward you and give you
peace.
Numbers 6:24-26 (NIV)
MONDAY
For God is not the author of con-
fusion, but of peace.
I Corinthians 14:33 (KJV)
TUESDAY
Peace of mind means a healthy
body.
Proverbs 14:33a (NCV)
WEDNESDAY
May the Lord of peace Himself
give you peace at all times and
in all ways. The Lord be with you
all.
II Thessalonians 3:16 (NEB)
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (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.

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 252004CA000799
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
$3,754.00 cash

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: STEPHEN 'LEE PURSUh AND
ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN OR TO THE PROPERTY
DESCRIBED BELOW.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for "forfeiture 'of the following
described personal property' in
Hardee County, Florida:
$3,754.00 cash
has been filed against you by
Peitioner, THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA;,POLICE DEPARTMENT, and
you are required to serve a.copy of
your written defenses, if any, on
Anthony L. Ritenour, Ables ,&
Ritenour, PA., Attorney for Petitioner,
'whose address is 551 South
Commercd Avenue, Sebring, Florida
33870, on or. before January 28, 2005,
and file the 'original with the clerk of
This, court either before service on
Petitioner's attorney or immediately
thereafter; otherwise a default will be
entered ,against you for the .relief
demanded 'in the petition.
DATED this 27 day of December, 2004.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker.
Deputy Clerk
1.6, 13c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE 10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
'IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA
CASE NO.: 25-2004-CA-547
CHASE MANHATTAN
MORTGAGE CORPORATION
Plaintiff,
vs.
JENNIFER N. WILLIAMS
et ux., et al.,
'Defendant(s).. /
NOTICE OF SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to the Final Judgment entered in this
cdse now pending in said Court, the
style of.which Is indicated above.
I will'sell to the highest and best'
bidder for cash at the Hardee County
Courthoue,, North Front Steps, 417
West Main-Street, Wauchula, Florida
33873, at 11:00.am on the 26th day of
January,.' 2005,. the .following
described .property as set forth in
said orer or final.judgment, to-wit:
L 1T "i-'o 4,, BLOCK "D"' OF
MOONLIGHT PARK- SUBDIVI-
ON;ASUBDIVISION IN SEC-
TION 9, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH,
RANGE...-25 EAST, BOOK' 4,
PAGE 9, PUBLIC' RECORDS OF
HARDEE COUNTY. FLORIDA,,
UBJECT TO EXISTING ROAD

O'R0QRED AT HARDER COUNTY
FLORIDA; this day'f january, 2005.
F4, B.UGH BRADLEY, CLERK
'. As Clerk, Circuit Court
"" "i "- HARDEE, Florida
,s. .rc..'" By:Connie Coker
*, .. > .. ... As Deputy Clerk"
SPEAt1iM OFFMAN '.
708 S9ut11 ,D.ixle Highway
Coral 'Gabldes, lorlda .133146
Telel.qi'ne:'"'(365) 666-^299 1 6. Gc'


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Hardee High'sophomore lost
his life in a Monday afternoon acci-
dent.
Lelan Merle Revell, 16, of 247r
Heard Bridge Road, Wauchr.a.
died at the scene of the 3:52 p.m
crash on U.S. 17 north of flardee
County line.
According to Florida Highway
Patrol reports, the youth was dri-
ving a 1995 Chevy two-door north,


Obituaries
NIARY M. SMITH
Mary M. Smith, 65, of Wauchula,
died January 4, 2005 in Sebring.
Born April 22, 1939 in Marion
County, Ala., she had lived in
Hardee County for 30 years. She
was a caregiver.
Survivors include her good,
friend, K.D. Hill of Wauchula;
brothers Thomas Lynn of
Wauchula, and Ray Lynn' of
Michigan; and sister Mamie of
Alabama.
Funeral arrangements were
incomplete at press time.
Robarts Family Funeral
Home, Inc.
Wauchula


Entered the grassy median an(;
crossed onto the southbound U.S.
17 lanes into the path of a 1996,
Ford four-door. Its driver, Camerpn
T. Dunbar, 89, and his passenger'
Loyis Dunbar, 90, both of 2334'
Apple Blossom Lane, Wauchula,
were transported to Florida


Hospital-Wauchula for treatment.
The Revell vehicle rotated clock-
wise and came to rest on the west
shoulder of 'the highway. Revell,
who was not wearing a seat.belt,
was ejected.
A member of the First Baptist
Church of Bowling Green, a foot-


Win-Dixie Celebrates


Re-Opening
By SHAYLA BRYAN
Herald-Advocate Intern
A day many hae looked forward
, to is quickly approaching.
The Wauchula Winn-Dixie
Marketplace will re-open Jan. 12.
This won't be a traditional grand
opening ceremony, but there % ill be
special events held that day.
The community celebration will
begin at 8:30 a.m. and will have the
theme of "Neighbors Helping
Neighbors."
It will honor the people who have
helped Hardee County through the
hurricanes, celebrate the progress
that has been made in the 5 months
since the storms and look forward
to.the future, with hopes of making


Next Week
the community better,than before.
It will be held in the Winn-Dixie
parking lot at 1510 U.S. 17 N.
Mayor David Royal along with
other community leaders, the fire
department., police officers and util-
ity workers will join in the celebra-
tion. Winn-Dixie corporate leaders
will also be present.
Students from Wauchula Ele-
meniary School will play a part as
they lead the crowd in the Pledge of
Allegiance.
The store will formally open at 9
a.m.
Also. from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.. the
store will host a complimentary
picnic lunch sponsored by Winn-
Dixie and Oscar Mayer.


HOMESTEAD

WIDOW

WIDOWERS"

DISABILITY


ADDITIONAL SENIOR HOMESTEAD (Must Refile Each Year)


- IMPORTANT-


HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION UP TO $25,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by MARCH 1, 2005.
To be eligible for this exemption you must:
1. Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2005
2. Reside on the property as of January 1, 2005
3. Be a LEGAL resident of the State of, Florida as of January 1, 2005.
You then appear personally at the County Property appraiser's Office.
PLEASE BRING THE FOLLOWING WITH YOU: Deed or Tax Bill or
something showing the legal description of the property on which you
are claiming homestead exemption. Florida Driver's License; 'Florida
Car Registration, Florida Voter's Registration "or Declaration of
Domicile. If not a U.S. citizen bring Residency ("Green")-card-for both
husband and wife. If a mobile home is involved, bring registration cer-
tificate or title.


AGRICULTURAL


"GREENBELT"


CLASSIFICATION

All owners or lessees of agricultural lands who
desire agricultural classification for tax purposes
on their property must file application with the
.Appraiser between January 1 and March 1. copy
of lease required if applicable.


Ha


P.O. Box 877, (863)773-2196


ball player in his freshman year at
Hardee High and member of the
Future Farmers of America, Revell
also worked at the Boat In The
Moat Restaurant in Solomon's
Castle.
High school Principal Mike
Wilkinson said the school's crisis
team was activated on Monday
evening and would continue to be
available all week to talk to stu-'
dents. Most teachers informed their
classes when they returned to
.school Tuesday morning from the
holiday break.
"We'll definitely miss him. He
was 'well known among his sopho-.
more classmates. He knew every-
'one and had been in school with
many of them since Bowling Green
Elementary and junior high school.

Time is the coin of your life. It
is the only coin you have, and
Only you can determine how it


rdee County Property Appraiser


Wauchula, Florida 33873


It's a. tragic situation, one of the
more difficult things we have*
here," said Wilkinson.
He was the son of Lelan B.
Revell of Bowling Green, and Lori'
"and Tim Bryant of Wauchula. He
leaves brothers Travis and Chace
Revell, both of Wauchula, sisters
Dena Ellis, Danielle Revell, and
Jessica Hays and husband Joshua,
and many other relatives.
Funeral services are set for 4
p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church
of Bowling Green. Visitation is
tonight (Thursday) at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel, Wauchula.
Memorials may be made to theft:
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green for its youth activities fund
or the Hardee County unit of the
American Red Cross.

will be spent. Be careful lest you
let other people spend it for you.'
-Carl Sandburg


DAY

We Sun ..

Marc I S


TS:


HARDEE COUNTY RESIDE


January 1- March 1, 2005


FILE NO W FOR THE FOLLOWING


TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS:


DISABLED VETERAN

CHARITABLE

RELIGIOUS '

NON-PROFIT


EXEMPTIONS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE.

A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP



Filing Period for Tax Saving Exemptions



Ends March 1st!!!

We are at your service and will be most happy to assist you in any way.
Our office is located in the County Courthouse, Annex No. 2, Room 103
Open 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



KATHY L. CRAWFORD


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The


Classifieds


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CLASSIFICATIONS


Agriculture
Appliances
Automobile
Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
Lost & Found
Miscellaneous


Mobile Homes
Notices
Pets
Plants/Produce
Real Estate
Recreational Vehicles
Rentals
Services -
Wanted
Yard Sales


DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS, pumps,
starting at $195., injectors, turbos,
misc. tractor repairs, clutches, engine
rebuilds. b63-385-5596 9:2-12:27;05p


NEW G.E. DISHWASHER, never used,
$125, 863-735-0590 or 863-781-2753
1:6p


DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS. See
Agriculture. 9:2-12:27,'05p
2002,GRAND-AM GT, sunroof, 4 door,
low miles, chrome wheel covers, CD.
player, clean, $15,000.773-2849
11:25-1:27p


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by you, not someone else. To appear In this feature, send your poet-
ry, name and town of residence to: Poet's Place, The Herald-
Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873 or fax 773-0657.


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Free Estimates
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= 228 N. 6th Avenue
U,,RSw?, Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
We Have Listings to suit your every need. CALL US TODAY!


SPECIAL OF THE WEEK
"'Take a look at these-2 houses in Wauchula Hills with an extra lot. |.
Asking 565,000.00


Motivated Seller Make an Offer- Much Potential-3BR/2BA CB
On this one of a kind in Hardee Home with 2 Central Air & Heal
County 4BR/2BA Quad Mobile Uniis. Home is being remodeled
Home with Central Air & Heal. on has so much potential. Exterior of
2+ acres. Ihe home is maintenance free,
S liome in Zolfo Springs Home is on 17.55 Acres the land
8BR/IBA Frame home on concrete has been lazer leveled and tapered
slab with 1 car garage. Just movie for water drainage toward the 2
in for $69,500. 1/2 acre stocked pond with foun-
Room for Everyone-5 BR/2.5 B tain. Definitely a must see!!!
Mobile home ssith addition, Asking $398,900.
Central Air & Heat on 16+ Acres Affordable Home in Zolfo
on 64 in Ona. Home comes with a Springs-3BR/IBA Frame home
,vater filter and backup pump and ih Central Air & Heat.
an extra large stocked pond. Call Conveniently Located. Needs
us today. Asking $249,000. Tender Loving Care. Asking
Nice Residential Area- $54,500.
Conveniently located between Recently Remodeled-Looking
lardee and Highlands. 3 BR/2BA for a good home for our family
Mobile Home with Central Air & take a l gook at theseur available
leat & screened in porch. Being extra clean CB homes, 3BR/IBA
Offered at $57,00 and. Central Air & Heat. Call our
buildingg Sites-5-20 and up to
126 acres of land. Some fronting Look No Further-IBR/IBA
pn highway and some on county Look No Furher-BRBA
paved road. Close to Wauchula Mobile Home in an adult park
TFrees and much more. Call us for resort. Be a home owner without
details. the hassle. All for $42,500.
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Noey Flores John Freeman Caroblyn, Jackson Steve Lanier

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

Please Visit Our New Web Page at: www.floresrealty.net

WE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours............863-773-2840
,.-awrence A. Roberts................(863) 773-9256 Email: lar@floresrealty.net
Joey Adam Flores (863) 781-4585 Email: noey@floresrealty.net
Carolyn Jackson (863) 781-36436 cn


1983 CADILLAC COUP DE Ville, 2 dr.,
70,000 miles, $3,000 OBO. 863-445-
0760 1:6p
1997 BMW Z3 ROADSTER, 2 passen-
ger convertible, bik w/blk top, tan
leather inerier, garage kept, low
mileage. 76'-6'56 1:6p
1996 JEEP CHEROKEE EXcond.,
must see, $3,950 OBO. 773-6214 1:6p



MANAGER! SUBWAY RESTAURANT.
Now hiring general manager. Call 407-
492-0590 1:6,13c


SKILLED LABORER, TILE layer,
painter, land clearing; all positions
available. 863-386-4687 1:6p


l Wn a Good Deal?
Want a Good Deal?.


REALTORS JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR. JOHN H. O'NEA\L

(863)773-2128

at www.joeldavis.com
E INVESTMENTS


Corner lot on Orange and 8th in
Wauchula. Commercial poten-
tial. $30,000!
Frontage on H%% 17 N. South of
newo Suncoast Schools Credit
Union. Approximately 3.5 acs.
with 2 homes and 1 office.
$7(10,000! %\ill sell north 1 ac.
for S225,000!
4 BR, 2 bath, 2 stori home with
Central A/H has covered picnic
area and 2 barns. Situated on 2
wooded acres. $165,000!
20t acs. in Ft. Green area. Grose
with home. 3 BR, I bath with
pool. Call today. $15,000/ac!
PRICE REDUCED! 10 acs.
close to industrial park located
on Barkdoll Rd. $100,000! Can
bedivided!
23 Oak tree filled lots on Torre3
Oaks Golf Course, Hardee Co.
Close to college. $650,000! Call
for details.
12 1 acs. N'aecia roevj 1
CddeopIet andp o',nit,
deep eI" tDiI- t l i
8.5 acs. with paved road
frontage across from Little
Cypress Golf Course.and close to
Peace River just outside of Zolfo
Springs. Fenced, water hole and
cowpens. Would make a beauti-
ful homesite. $96,000!
5' &: 10 ac. tracts in western
Hardee Co. Some have lake view.
There are deed restrictions. Get
ready for county living at its
best!
265 ac. grove, mostly Earlies.
Good road frontage. Friendship
area of Hardee Co. $1,700,000!
19.83 acs. on Alderman Road,
Ft. Green. Would make a nice
homesite. $10,000/acre. Can
divide.


idy Larrison
See more listings
REAL ESTATE


Commercial 45 acs. on north
bound Hwy 17. oser 3,000 feet
of frontage. BuN all or in part.
$1.250,000!
16 cs. of deld ent roer-
App rx. 800+ t frontage.
wa fr/sLei" d %di rh e.
$418,750!
Your search for a beautiful
homesite is over! This 9.8 ac.
wooded wonder is located on a
paved road, close t tow n.
$110,000!
3 BR, 2 bath home in Wauchula,
new roof, tso screened porches.
$90,000!
GREAT DEVELOPMENT
POTENTIAL! 19 acs. located
at the intersection of SR 62 &
Hwy 17 N. $418,000!
52.87 ac. grove in Highlands
Co. North of Lorida. 33 acs. in
Valencia & 13 acs. in Hamlin.
MNlicro-sprinkler irrigation,
diesel ponter unit, and existing
fruit proceeds. $475,000!
15 ac. improved pasture in
southern Hardee Co. $105,000!
77 acs. of Valencias and
Hamlins. East Hardee Co.
Microjet, 12" well, red jets.
$540,000! This is a good grove!
This 10 acs. located very close
to Wauchula has already been
fenced and cross-fenced. As well
as having a recessed gated
entrance, it also has a few scat-
tered trees. $75,000!
CB 3 BR, I bath home with new
roof in -Ft. Meade. Nice neigh-
borhood. $79,900!
11.77 acs. in a country setting
with some oak trees. Great
homesite. $130,000!
Tire shop in Zolfo Springs. "As
is" $85,000!


REALTOR ASSOC PLATES AFTFR HOURS
KENNI' E NDERS.s.....781-0153 DAVID ROYAL.......
RICK KNIGHT ............:..773-2472 SANDY LARRISON
MONICA AREAS. ...-...773-9609 MIKE NICHOLSON


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U.S: HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCERILA, FL 33873


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TRACTOR DRIVERS NEEDED! G&D
Farms, Duette. Call (813)323-4374
1:6c
RECEPTIONIST! APPLY IN person at
217 W. Palmetto. 1:6c
DRIVER & SERVICE TECH for
propane gas company. Driver must
have class B CDL w/air brake, haz-
mat, tanker endorsement, 21 yrs of
age or older. Service Tech, experience
helpful but willing to train right per-
son, mechanical ability necessary. 21
yrs of age or older, EOE, Drug free
work place, apply in person only, 231
W. Main St., Wauchula. 11:4tfc


EXPERIENCED ADULT SITTER with
clean background, must pass all
health required testing, flexible hours.
Juanita Wright for appointment. 863-
773-0166 12:16-1:13p
EXP. CARPENTER TO finish inside of
mobile homes with reliable trans-
portation & tools. For information
please call Staton Inc. @ 863-375-
3113 or 863-781-4460' 12:23tfc


JANITORIAL POSITION OPEN, part-
time, M-F, will train, 375-4343, ask for
Kevin. 12:30,1:6c
DELIVERY/COUNTER PERSON need-
ed! Apply in person after 2 p.m. at
Sall's Sandwich Shoppe, 103 E. Main
St., Wauchula 12:30,1:6c
WOMAN TO WORK with developmen-
tally disabled women. Full-time, call
M-F, 767-0374. 12:30,1:6p
FULL-TIME SEASONAL position avail-
able for bookkeeper. Experience with
Quickbooks preferred. Applications
available at Graham Income Tax
Service Inc., 120 N. 4th Ave.,;
Wauchula, FL. Resumes gladly,;,
accepted. No phone calls please.
12:30,1:6p
TRUCK DRIVER NEEDED, citrus,
local. (863)781-0553 1:6-2:3p
ONLY 10 OPENINGS! WELL drilling
careers provide great benefits/travel!
Low-cost 4-wk. training incl. CDL;'
Financial/placement assist. 866-983-
9855 1:6p


Why Go to the Rest...
When You Can Come to the Best!
For a good deal come see
Billy & Donna at

Billy Bob's Tires

Bost Team in Towni


Billy Ayers
Best Tire Changer in Town


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WE THANK You FOR YOUR BUSINESS
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HOURS


Mon. Fri. 8-6
Sat. 8-12

116 REA Rd.
Wauchula
(across from Wal-Mart)


Donna Eures
Secretary


Mount & Balance

$5
Reg. Cars & Trucks Only
Some restrictions may apply.

863-773-0777


16 863-773-0727

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.,
is currently accepting applications for the follow-
ing positions:


C.N.A'S- 2nd, 3rd, and Weekend Shifts
Current Florida Licensure, HS Diploma
Required, experience preferred.


available.
or GED


Maintenance Utility Service Worker- Proficient in
plumbing, electrical, and carpentry. Must possess
HVAC Certification and HS Diploma or GED. 5yrs +
experience preferred.

Cook- 40 hrs includes Saturday and Sunday. 2 years
experience required. Certification in food manage-
ment is a plus. HS Diploma or GED required.

Adult Education Teacher- Duties would include, but
are not limited to, preparing Weekly lesson plans and
instructing adults. Preparing adults for the GED pro-
gram & testing. Must possess a valid teaching certifi-
cate from the State of. Florida Department of
Education.

Dietary Prep Cook- High School Diploma or GED
required. Previous experience in.cooking, prep work
and sanitation/safe food haridling. Hours will include
weekends.

Dietary Aide: High School Diploma or GED required.
Previous experience in cooking, prep work and sani-
tation/safe food handling. Hours will include rotating
weekends.


-3490
o0130 FINR offers an excellent benefit package, is an
EOE and a Drug Free Workplace. "If you are
interested in joining a fast growing company,
please stop by 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula,
FL to fill out an application, fax resume to 863-
c,,:Bc 773-2041 or e-mail in hrinfo@finr.net 12:2ffc


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Classifieds


NICELY FURNISHED 3 bedroom, 2 1/2
bath, CB w/stucco, separate living
room, family room, dining room, eat-
in kitchen, cathedral ceiling, updated
appliances, ceramic tile and carpet,
wood deck, large screened patio with
in-ground pool; 197 Georgetown
Loop; +13500 sq. ft.; $164,900; 850-
997-1119 12:9-1:6p
Too often we give children
answers to remember rather
than problems to solve.


TWO PUREBRED BEEFMASTER
"bulls, one 4-year-old, one 10-month-
old, excellent blood line. 781-4004
1:6p
PIGS FOR SALE! About 60 Ibs., York
Shire breed, $60. 773-2668 1:6p.


WE BUY ALUMINUM, tin and junk
cars. Carl's Recycling, 249 Airport Rd.
773-4300 11:25-5:26p


302 North tl0th Ave. Large corner lot. 930 S.F., C.P., Porches, 2BR/1Bth.
Central H/A. $65,000 .
Beautiful wooded 5 acres, like new DW/MIH. 3/2. Central H/A, 5138 Deer,
Run Road. $92,000.
Bills Meat Market Bowling Green. Fully equipped for restaurant and meat
market. Large Corner Lot. 225' on Hwy 17. $135,000. Contract Pending.
1.06 acres, zoned C-2. Just east of new Northbound U.S. 17. Excellent
potential for warehouses or light manufacturing. Priced to sell. $35,000.
815 North 8th Ave., Wauchula, 4 BR/2-1/2 Bth. CB. Like new $110,000.
1.9 acres, 1831 Hampton Road. Brick Home, metal roof. 3456 square feet.
1800 square feet Garage/workshop. $165,000.
Old Quick Lube. Commercial. Hwy 17 North, Bowling Green. Corner lot.
S $65,000. '... .. :6c


CONVECTION MICROWAVE OVEN,
$40, large 3 piece corner sectional
w/2 recliners, 1 year old, excellent
condition, $1100, sewing machine
cabinet, good condition $40.773-3600
1:6p
4, LT 245/85R15 BUCKSHOT mudders
on 5 lug aluminum spoke rims that fit
Jeeps and 1/2 T Fords. $200. 735-'
0018 1:6p
2 FOUR-WHEELER HONDA 250. 1999
and Suzuki 250 4x4, needs work,:
$2,150, OBO.773-6214 1:6p
IM


I/; We BuyN
SHouses!
i AM-SOUTH REALTY
i (863) 773-2122


GRAVELY ZERO TURN, runs great,
52" cut, $1,500 OBO. 773-6214 1:6p
HONDA MOTORCYCLE, 400 CC auto-
matic, $500 as is. Needs a new mas-
ter brake cylinder eventually and a left
side mirror. Call 781-4762 if interested
1:6p
G.E. WASHER, PURCHASED April
2003, used 8 mo. 735-0669- 1:6p
DRUM PEDAL, DW 5002, double bass
pedal, top of-the-line, paid $350, sell-
ing for $200. James, 375-4797, 1:6tfc


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matters of public interest.
Letters should be brief, and
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and include the writer's full
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Send letters to: Letters to the
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773-0657.


MAPEX 5 PIECE DRUM set, 3 wo-o;
toms, wood bass, metal snare, hi
hats, 16" and 20" cymbals, stands and
seat included, $400, James, 375-4797.
1:6tfc


DOUBLE-WIDES AND single-widesi
Available now! Nice, used! New car-
pet! New A/Cl 813-641-8128.
12:30,1:27p
You must do the very thing you
think you cannot do.


PERSONAL PROPERTY OF ChIquita,
Robinson, Carolyn Dennard, Jody
Johnson, Grace Martinez, Maria
Torres will be sold to public pursuant
to Warehouseman's lien: clothes,!
toys, tools, household Items. Said
sale will be at Bowling Green Storage,
5020 Hwy. 17N. Bowling Green, FL at
9 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18. 12:30,1:6p

Courage and perseverance have
a magical talisman, before
which difficulties disappear and
obstacles vanish into air.


REMODELED!
JOW RE-OPEN!

ovling Green
C77ea 9larket
Hwy. 17


Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday


RESTROOMS WATER ELECTRIC
781-1062


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LA M B E R T
REALTY INC. I
402 South 6th Avenue Bus. (863) 773-0007
Wauchula, FL 33873 Bus. (863) 773-0007
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker Fax: (863) 773-0038 Delois Johnson
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker E-mail:Iambertdl@earthlink.net
OPEN 8:00 A.M. 6:00 P.M. FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE


WON'T LAST LONG 2B/lBth CB home located on
3 acres: all appliances, some furniture included: prop-
erty in good condition. $85,000
14x58 M/H on 5.22 acres: 12xl2 pole barn plus utility
shed. $69.500
Well maintained CB/Stucco home. 1800 total square
feet: city water plus 2 shallow wells: located on 44 acres
of pastureland. $349.000


MOVE IN READY! 3B/2.5Bth, CB/Stucco/Brick home,
built in 2002. 3800 square feet living; all amenities
including Jacuzzi room, nice screened porch, large attic
storage, well ordering system, on 2 acres with paved road
frontage. $300,000
Nice, lesel, well drained, corner lot in Wauchula,
115xl50. Listed at $15.000
DEVELOPMENT POTENTLY L! See this 10 acre tract,
ideally located: 5 acres in grove with microjet, 5 acres


NLM KE AN OFFER on this 2376 square foot, CB home vacant land, 4" well. $106,000
completely remodeled inside and ouL new roof, new tile
floors. new kitchen and bath, fenced b& fvard. $92,000 Looking for a lot close to town? This wooded lot has a
oo .."F' city water tap and culhert in place. $15,000
Valencia grose 10 Acres with 4" nelr.O ,000 *'""
Suitable for building! 4 acres with large oaks, small
62 Acre Grote. microjet. new diesel pump, 12" well, pond, in Western Hardee. $45,000
INVEST IN THIS 132 Acre Grove. Hamlins and
INVESTMENT PROPERTY 20 acres pastureland, Valencias. 10" well -.Call for details.
fenced. $5,000 per acre


10 acres of Valencias; 4" well. $85.000


5 acres in deed restricted area, located approxima
two miles from town. 550,000


BUYERS AVAILABLE! WE NEED YOUR LISTINGS -CONTACT US TODAY!
1^ ~SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON r
S ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON..............773-9743 .
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS .............. 781-2413 REALTOR "
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We hope 2005 treats you as

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Appreciamos toda nuestra clientele que tuvimos el ano
pasado. Porfavor de continuar asiendo negocios con
nosotros este ano nuevo
AHORA ACCEPTANDO LICENSIAS MEXICANAS


SOLDL2002 /dqo lttnius SOLD 2000 StltUsSOLD


2001 Malibu
2000 Chevy Cavalier
2000 Chevyw S-10


1999 Monte Calo
1999 Malibu


1999 Dodge Dakota


2000 Ford Taurus 1999 Kia Sophia
86eam miles 76 extA miles


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PAYLESS

ROOFING

&

SIDING

"Why wait on your roof
when we can start
in a 48 hour period!"

Contact George Browder


,03-309-7513 or Toll Free 1-866.794-89
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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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ALL BREED DOG/cat
grooming/boarding. Climate con-
trolled. Royal Country Kennel,
Monday-Sunday. 773-3044 9:16tfc


GENESIS POINTE SENIOR LIVING COMMUNITY
HAS AN IMMEDIATE OPENING
FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Executive Director. AmeriCare Communities is seeking
an Executive Director for its Genesis Pointe assisted
living building in Lake Wales, FL. This is a 34 apart-
ment building currently licensed for 44 residents. The suc-
:.essful applicant wvill possess a heart for seniors, demon-
strated management success in a comparable setting, the
ability to leadand direct a professional staff and demon-
strated marketing abilities. Must be CORE trained or capa-
ble of receiving CORE certification Iwithin 30-days of
employment. Competitive starting salary and fringe bene-.
fits. E-mail or fax a resume and an introductory letter that
includes salary history and requirements to:
Fax: Heritage Medical Group at (765) 287-8049,
Att: Jack Fulda, COO
E-mail: jfulda@americarecommunities.com c





January 20, 2005 11:00 A.M.
Personal property in the following units will be sold to
the highest bidder to satisfy rental liens in accordance
with Florida Statute Section 83.801-83.809. Contents
may include household items, clothing, closed cartons,
etc. The sell will take place at Convenient Mini
Storage, 5106 U.S. Highway 17 N., Bowling Green, FL
on January 20, 2005 at 11:00 A.M.

Unit #13 Randy Garland
Unit #24 Jamie Thompson
Unit #27 Melody Monroy
Unit #28 Brenda Barnett
Unit #32 Kleshia Wright
Unit #33 Mary Tucker
Unit #35 Kelly Helms
Unit #36 James Strickland
Unit #40 Shauntee Hines
Unit #47 Angela Sykes Teague
Unit #48 Diannia Grubb 1 6320c


WE BUY LAND, orange groves, and
* houses. 375-3112 12:2tfc
FPR SALE BY OWNER! 2/br 1/ba
home. 710 South Ave., Wauchula,
Florida 33873, $58,000. Contact Ray,
Shannon or Carole McGowan, 1-800-
743-5169 12:9-1:6p
What a child doesn't receive he
can seldom later give.


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


HOUSE FOR SALE


2 bedroom,1 bath, livingroom, (lining room,
kitchen. Ceramic tile/carpet.
$83,000.00 or make offer.
Please make appt. to see (863) 767-1359.
309 Riverside Drive, Wauchula 1,, ,


Immediate openings for

carpenters, trimmers and

framers.

Custom Craft

Modulars, Inc.
3966 Hwy. 17 S.
Zolfo Springs

(863) 735-0612


HOWLING GREEN OFFICE space for
rent. Over 200 s.f. Hwy 17 frontage.
$150 month. 863-375-336D 10:21tfc
WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack UIIrich Warehouses,
773-6448. 12:16c


2BR CASA, $300 WEEK, 7br, $800
,week. 781-5017, 773-6616, 767-1362
1:6-2:3p
3/BR M.H. 7 MILES east of Zolfo, off
Hwy. 66, day call (863)453-3400, cell
(863)399-3333. 1:6p


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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Keep the gold and keep the sil-
ver, but give us wisdom..


James V. See, Jr., Broker


James V. See, Sr., Broker


Realtor Associates
(after hours)


Mary Rollins
Ben Gibson


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AM-SOUTH REALTY

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Aj iril,'nnivi.tI ( "mi ,e,"icin i IW.i. ,i (Il Ioni j ll Ra'ilo fReal Eslate Corporation


(863) 773-9673
(941) 737-2800


Robert Jones
Brian Pohl


(863)781-1423
(863) 773-6563


We are a member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and
Multiple Listing Service, and can service other Realtors' listings.
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SUNRISE COMMUNITY

COMPANION
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Will accompany individuals with developmental disabilities on outings in
the community and produce end of the month billing notes.
QUALIFICATIONS:
High School Diploma and one year experience with developmentally
disabled persons. Experience in the field of developmental .disabilities
may be substituted on a year for year basis.
Must be able to work on a flexible schedule. Must be able to safely lift
fifty-pounds without assistance. Must have a violation free valid Florida
Driver's License, with a driving record acceptable to agency insurance
carrier for mileage reimbursement.
IF INTERESTED PLEASE CONTACT: MARY ELLEN BATE, EXEC. DIR.
1005 US Highway 27 South Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 453-4592 Fax (863) 453-8315
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

CALLHUS TOD3BAYI ]


(863) 773-2122
FAX (863) 773-2173
AFTER HOURS CALL:
Gary Delatorre, Broker 773-0663
Jerry Carlton, Associate 375-2887
Richard Dasher, Associate 773-0575
Elva Whidden, Associate 773-5797


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Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
5 ACRES LAND on Nursery Road off HWY 66. Reduced 59 ACRE orange grove. Price Reduced to $7000 per
price $45,000. acre $1.00/Ilb solids fruit contract. MAKE OFFER!
6.8 ACRES ON EAST MAIN!, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath CB BEAUTIFUL OAKS on these 5 acres with concrete block
home. Includes horse barn, pole barn, pond and with home includes enclosed barn, screened porch, and
three wells. Close to city limits in Wauchula. $275,000 new roof. Within 1.5 miles west of Wauchula. $180,000

34 ACRE orange grove. Price Reduced to $7000 per 20 ACRES orange grove. $120,000 $1.00/Ib solids fruit
acre $1.00/Ib solids fruit contract. MAKE OFFER! contract. Make Offer


Member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service.
WE SELL HUD HOMES, CALL US FOR LISTINGS
Visit our website @ www.ourhomesite.com/wauchularealtors


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T N T FILL PIrT. INC.
Dirt, Sand, Shell, Washout, Citrus Tree Removal, Land
Clearing. Building House Pads and Driveways
3721 E Main St /" Tim Parrish
Wauchula FJ (863) 781-3342
33873 Nextel
Office 158*17*31234
'i (863) 773-9446 We
(863) 773-9446 WeAccept Most Major Credit Cards




206 N. 6 Art

WAU i ,FLORI DA 337



Two 3+-acre secluded residential tracts on flowing creek, oaks, and maples
within Wauchula city limits! Listed at $60,000 each!
1.12 acre rural residential homesites on paved road very near Wauchula.
Deed restricted area. Only 3 lots available! JUST $22,500 per homesite!
Two 4.8 acre rural residential home sites! Good elevation! Near Wauchula
ii th paued road frontage! Listed exclusively with Jim See Realty, Inc. Terms
available!
Beautiful brick home with in-ground pool with brick privacy wall! Located
on Georgetown Loop! Listed at $240,000!
Counitr Estate! 7.3 acres on paved road approx. 4 miles west from
Wauchula with 6 BR, 4.5 bath wood frame home with in-ground caged pool!
Too mans features to list! Barn with power and water, open pole barn with
a/c shed. and dog pens. Includes 4 'ac. early/mid orange grove on Swingle
rootstock with good irrigation system and 3 BR 2 bath 1400 SF mobile home.
Must see to appreciate this beautiful properly!
5-acre tracts with pased road frontage near Wauchula! High and dry!
Cleared and ready to build! Terrific homesites! Sensible deed restrictions
apply.,' '
Commercial potential or residential use possible with 20 ac. at corner of SR
62 and Polk Road! Presently in citrus with microjet irrigation and 2 wells.
Presently zoned FR-1. Call Brian Pohl for details!
PRICE REDUCED to $45,000! Vacant commercial lot at corner of Townsend
and Heard Bridge Road! Only 1/2 block from new northbound US 17! After
hours call Brian Pohl at 773-6563,
OWNER-SAYS MAKE AN- OFFER! Good-building site for eour business.
Vacant commercial properly with Hwy 17 and Stenistrom Road frontage.
CONIMERCL\L PROPERTY! Large corner parcel on new Northbound US
17! OIAner will clear the property! Listed at $245,000!
10 ac. Hamlin and Valencia grove in Holly Hill planting. Only $35,000! Ask
for Ben Gibson.


Apply in person. Salary op
Drug-free Workplace.


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CASEWORKERS
Kids Hope United provides support services
for abused and neglected children and their fam-
ilies for several Central Florida counties. We
have caseworker positions .available in our
Sebring, Wauchula and Mulberry locations. If
you have a Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a
related field we will train you if you are selected.
Minimum training salary is $31,620. Salary range
for caseworkers is $31,620 -38,760.
We will consider non-related degrees if you
have related experience. If you have current cer-
tification as a Child Protection Professional, we
want to talk to you. .
Competitive salary and complete benefit pack-
age if offered, with an excellent paid time off
benefit. KHU is a drug free workplace and com-
mitted to Equal Employment Opportunities.
Please forward resume with salary history to
floridajobs@kidshopeunited.org or fax to 352-
326-2506. r112 16-1 6c


Flores & Flores

Realtors

Would like to welcome Steve Lanier to their
Sales Force as a Realtor Associate.

Steve Lanier is a native of Polk County and the Fort
Meade area. He invites his friends and neighbors to call
him for all of their Real Estate Needs. Steve Lanier can
be reached at:

Flores & Flores, Inc.
228 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873

Office: 863-773-3337
Cell: 863-559-9392
Fax: 863-773-0144
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JIM'S PAINTING SERVICE. House and
mobile home repair. Interior and exte-
rior. Mobile top coating,. pressure
washing, free estimates, Lic. _& Ins.
#218, 767-9650. 11:6tfc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Evefy
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-3109. Several
weekly meetings. tfc
PUMP TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete sales, service and ,
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
/ 7:18tfc


ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets' Monday
nights 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula 'and Friday and Saturday
nights 7 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, Corner of Grape & Church
St., Bowling Green.
7:18tfc


SHAWN RIMES AGGREGATES

Quality gravelrockfor
driveways, parking lots, etc...

It's better than shell.


SLko Rxime,
owfler,0p era/or


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863-773-6084
Cell 863-781-0412
AgNet 9761


"On The JoO --


RESCHKE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
State Certified Building and Roofing Contractor
Residential Remodeling
Zolfo Springs, Florida
(863) 735-0660 (863) 832-0409


John Reschke
Bill Reschke


Topsy See
,REAL ESTATE


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CCC-045925
License CBC-12430


107 W Main Street
Wauchula, FL 33873

773-5994


Approx. 10 acres in Golfvie'v..For $75,000.
4 BR co argeP ls. $78,000.
COMING SOON! Brand New% 3 BR, 2 baths concrete blockhome on
dead end street in Boi% ling Green. Custom cabinets. Cathedral ceiling,
large utility room, large patio under big oak tree. Ready in weekly. This
won't last long. Call for info.
Approx. 1.25 acre lot. $13,000.
Looking for a building to rent or buy? Check out this log cabin on Hwy.
17 in Wauchula. Call for details
2+ Acres. East of Wauchula. $19,500.
Approximately 1.25 acre lot partially cleared ulvert. $14,500.


We Have Buyers!


We Need Listings!


We have several bu)err interested in your house even if it needs repairing.
Call us %%ith )our info.
Topsy See, broker Umiiette See, associate
Check out more listings at Or email us at.
Lww.ourhomesile.comr wauchularealtors theseegroup@eanhlink.net cn ac


SUNRISE COMMUNITY


LAND OF OPPORTUNITY
* Working with adults with developmental disabilities
* Depenedable, 18 years old, high school diploma, valid driver's
license.
* Fulfilling work environment
* 3 shifts available
* Advancement opportunities/Tuition reimbursement
* Health Insurance/403B
* Annual raises, referral bonus
* Paid vacation, sick, holiday
We look forward to hearing from you. Please call Betty at 863-773-
3985 or Robert at 863-767-1691. EOE/DFWP cll0o:14tc


C.N.A.'s FT OR PT (SIGN ON BONUS)
Caring, dependable and reliable
C.N.A.'s needed for a 79 bed SNF. If you
fit this profile and enjoy working with
the elderly, COME JOIN THE HARDEE
MANOR HEALTHCARE TEAM.


Apply in person or call
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place
Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231
FAX: 863-773-0959


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LET US PICK up funk cars out ot your
yard. Crooms- 773-0637. 7:1tfc
JT PAINTING & Pressure Cledhing.
Free estimates. (888) 689-8188
11:18-2:24p
There is only one pretty child
in the world, and every mother
has it.


PARKER FILL DIRT, tree removal,
stump removal, dragline, track hoe,
land clearing, shell, clay, top soil,
loader, bulldozer, dump trucks. 735-
2415. 9:9tfc
TEAM SAWMASTER, WE cut trees for
less.. (863)781-1449 10:14tfc


Lonestar


Commercial Residential
Lic.#f RG291103615
Locally owned and operated


OfficeFax 863-773-9865 '












Billy Jo & Tabitha

"Come see us for great deal '
Son used cars and trucks!"

773-5853
Corner of Hwy 17 & REA Rd. o

A solid rock is not shaken by a Once you make a decision, the
strong gale, s'o wise persons universe conspires to make it
remain unaffected by praise or happen.
censure. ap -Ralph Waldo Emerson
-Buddha *, .... "

Any old hillbilly can change a A .
tire, but we sell tires for less
and we prove it!.
195-70-14 $40.00 Open:
205-65-15 $40.00 Mon -Sat
235-75-15 $35.00 8:00 5:00
225-75-15 $35.00 'CUSTOMER,
215-65-15 $45.00 BEWARE!
255-70-15 $60.00 We are licensd and
Bo Espino Sold in sets of 4.
Auto Technician Sold separately slightly higher. E
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WE REPAIR MOST AMERICAN CARS
FULL TIME MECHANIC

!.375-446 .1'




51051N. Hwy 17-Bowling Green




Willis Duct Cleaning
"Dusty Ducts Are Not Cool"
Free Inspection
Home or Business
Mold and Mildew Treatment
Relief for asthma and allergy
sufferers. Improves indoor
S."air quality.
Reduces odor
,and dust as well.

S 25 years of Experience


SPlease call Buddy at (863)735-0407
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Payroll
Temporary or Payroll
Federal and State
Permanent LABOTax D es
.|i,-, LA B Deposits
Personnel and SOLUTIONS Tax Reports
p in""efrre,,. Worker's Cbmp
Payroll Services FICA
ONTACT: Year End W2's
ROBBY ALBRITTON 116 W. Orange St., Wauchula
(863)773-9225
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D.C. PHONE SERVICE. Residential
installation & repair. Specializing in
mobile homes, 35 years experience.
863-773-9179 12:9-1:13p
CENTRAL FLORIDA ROOFING, state
certified. License #CCC1325743.
Quality work, local roofing company.
1-863-382-7166 12:16tfc
NEED YOUR DEBRIS gone? 1 Ton
dump truck ready to work. Call
(863)735-0140, 863-261-4599 cell
157* 132* 15386, 2 way. 12:30,1:27p


EXPERIENCED ELDER CARE sitter.7..
References provided. Days/Night/
Weekends. 863-773-3267 12:30-1:27p


CITRUS TREE REMOVAL, pasture
clean-up, free estimates. (863)781-..
0553 1:6-2:3p
KENNY HARRIS PRESSURE Cleaning.
& painting. Quality work at a quality
price. Licensed and insured.
(863)735-8863, (863)381-0874:'
1 :6-2:3p
NEED HELP WITH your elderly? Call..
375-3972. 1:6,13p ,;


IMR SIPFERINTFINFNT


Minimum 3 years experience.
Free workplace. Apply at: L.
Construction, Inc. 401 S. 6th
Wauchula 773-3839.


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B .OBB
instruction
Inc.


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Drug
Cobb
Ave.,


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BJS Movers
Mobile Homes Move & Set-Up


Hwy. 17 North, Bowling Green
Corner of County Line Rd.


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(863) 375-3113
.-(863) 781-4456
( (863) 375-4113


Darryl Keen Owner


Nursery/Caretaking

863-781-0186


AgNet 158*17*6889 11:18,12:9p



Shell

GILLARD FILL DIRT, INC.
Fill Dirt "Rock Sand
Driveways/Culverts S
Lamar Gilliard Zolfo Springs
Home: (863) 735-0490 ci12:9tfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507





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(8 3) 8 20 89 *.* *.,**.::


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D.C. Phone Service
Residential-Specializing in mobile homes


* JACKS INSTALLED
* PRE-WIRE FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION
* REPAIR OR REPLACE EXISTING LINES


RE-LOCATE EXISTING SERVICES

FAST SERVICE SATISFACTION GUARANTEED A
35 Years Experience -
ALL YOUR PHONE NEEDS AT AFFORDABLE PRICES


Dewey Cowart


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Carol Tomblin
Owner


CLAN
UP


(863)773-9179


CAROL'S
POOL
SERVICE
- 10 Years Experience -


Certified & Insured .
Office: 863-452-6026
Cell: 863-449-1806 '
P.O. Box 974 Avon Park, FL 33826
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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

WINNR ACES TEACH are now hiring
Residential Aisistants &
Utility Service Worker
HS Diploma/GED Required
Call (863) 767-0101 for an appointment
Equal Opportunity & Drug-Free Workplace
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BRITE-WAY SANDBLASTING'
6260 Van Simmons Road
Wauchula
Will trade work for gentle full-sizer
horse. Call Horace Graham

(863) 781-2457


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8A The Herald-Advocate, January 6, 2005


Cornelius New Assistant


Principal At Junior High


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A new assistant principal'greeted
Hardee Junior High School stu-
dents 'as they returned to classes on
Tuesday.
'But Beverly Cornelius, a veteran
educator with a master's degree in
educational leadership, was not a
stranger to them. She's worked at
the school since 2001.:
. Cornelius was among a' half-'
dozen or so applicants for the posi-
tion, vacated when Assistant
Principal Sonja Bennett wastrans-
ferred over to North Wauchula
Elementary School to fill a vacancy
there. That position opened when
Roy Shaw resigned.
Shaw, who had been with this
school district since 1986, took a.
job at Vero Beach High School
after he lost his election bid here
for superintendent of schools. He
had served as a teacher and as an
assistant principal at both Hardee
junior and senior high schools in


SATURDAY, 7-? 1101 DOWNING
Circle. Lots of misc., kitchen, clothes.
1:6p
THUR/FRI/SAT/Sun. 8-? Across from
Pioneer Park, 3005 Brentwood. New
and used stuff, drills, misc. 1:6p
SATURDAY/SUNDAY, 8:30-? 1824
Rigdon Road, Wauchula Hills. 1:6p
SATURDAY, 8-? 1433 DENA Circle,
Wauchula. Furniture, treadmill,
clothes, etc., 735-2554 1:6p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-? 5 MILES from
Florida Ave.,,west on Main St., right at
'"Boat Shop" sign. 1:6p
FRIDAY/SATURDAY 8-? 219 N. 9th
Ave., Wauchula. Furniture, tools,
misc. 1:6p
SATURDAY 9-4, BLUE BLDG. south of
Hazel's Flower Shop. DVD/VHS play-
er, microwave, queen bed frame,
antique desk, glass coffee table, bar
stools, hall tree, dishes, sheets &
comforters, pictures, pots and pans,
clothing, all sizes, TV, playstation and
games. 1:6c
SATURDAY, 8-? 933 HEARD Bridge
Rd., lots of stuff. 1:6p
SPIKERS PARKING LOTI 1339 Hwy.
17 South. Couches, beds, Fri/Sat.
Trailer sales will open on Thur. 1:6c
THURSDAY/FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8-?
408 South 9th Ave., Wauchula; furni-
ture,'art books, clothes, women, girls;
curtains, plumbing, household.
1:6p

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
1995 DODGE
\IN: 2B7GH11K5SR264157
8:00 a.m.. Jan. 17, 2005
CLIFF'S WRECKER SERVICE
1071 Hwy. 17 North, Wauchula, FL



DEMOLITION
Tree & Stump .
Removal

Parker Fill Dirt,
Local Contractor

(863) 735-2415
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addition to North, Wauchula
Elementary.
Shaw is now an assistant princi-
pal 'for Vero Beach High School,
stationed in the Freshman Learning
Center.
"Mr. Shaw served the school dis-
,trict in a variety of job assignments
for a long period of time both faith-
fully and well," Schools
Superintendent Dennis Jones said
at his departure. "We all wish him'
well in his new responsibilities."
Jones said Bennett's transfer to
North Wauchula was a lateral one,
and filled a void there. The junior'
'high, however, was still left with an
assistant principal. Doug Herron,
and a dean, Gregg White, as the
district advertised for a second'
assistant principal to fill Bennett's
slot.
The applicants were reviewed by
a Targeted Selection Committee,
Jones told the Hardee County
School Board as it met right before
the winter break in order to consid-
er the matter. He termed them all "a
good group of peopk."
Jones then noted he had a recom-
mendation prepared for the board
and wanted to fill the position in
time for the new semester.
Jones said Principal :Mae
Robinson had talked with all the'
applicants, and that he had done so
with the top two candidates.,
Cornelius was the choice.
"'Beverly Cornelius will be asset to the school," Jones told the
board.
Board members agreed in a'
unanimous 4-0 vote to hire


THURSDAY. JAN. 6
VHardee. County
Commission, regular meeting,
Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,'
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula,
8:30 a.m.
MONDAY. JAN. 10
VBloodNet USA bloodmobile,
Pioneer Creek RV Park, 138 E.
Broward St., Bowling Green, 9
a.m.-noon.
VWauchula City Commission
monthly meeting, 225 E. Main
St., Wauchula, 6 p.m.
VZolfo Springs Town Council'
monthly meeting, Civic Center,
3210 U.S. 17 S., Zolfo Springs,
7 p.m.
TUESDAY. JAN. 11
VBowling Green City
Commission monthly meeting,
City Hall, 104 E. Main St.,
Bowling Green, 7 p.m.
THURSDAY. JAN. 13
VBloodNet USA bloodmobile,
Peace River Electric
Cooperative, Inc., 1499 U. S. 17
N., Wauchula, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
VHardee County School
'Board regular meeting, City
Hall, 225 E. Main St., Wauchula,
5 p,m.


Sunshine Foliage World
2060 Steve Roberts Special
.Zolfo Springs, FL

Nursery positions available now.
Job function may involve lifting up
to 50 pounds, stooping, bending,
loading & unloading materials and
working in adverse conditions.
Applicant must have a
valid ID & Social Security.

THIS IS A FULL TIME POSITION

Apply in person at Sunshine Foliage World


Deadline Extended



For Disaster Loans


Cornelius as assistant principal.
Board member Tracy Baxter was
absent due to a prior commitment.
Cornelius was present, at the
meeting with Robinson, and
accepted congratulations from. the
board 'and other administrators in
attendance.
She is a Hardee County native
and a product of Hardee County-
schools, having been graduated
from Hardee Senior.High School in
19.78.
Corneliius obtained an associate
of arts degree from South Florida
Community College before going
on to earn a bachelor's degree in
elementary education at Warner
Southern College in 1998. She
completed her master's-degree in
educational leadership' in April of
2004 at the University of South
Florida.
Cornelius was owner and direc-
tor of Britches & Braids child care
center from 1990 until selling the
business in 1996. From there, she
became director of the Child
Development Center at New Hope
Baptist Church.
The Wauchula resident began her'
career with the Hardee County
School District in August of 1998,
teaching third and fourth grades at!
Zolfo Springs Elementary. She,
moved to Hardee Junior High in
August of 2001 and has been there
ever since.
She has 'special certifications in'
testing diagnostics, English for
Speakers of Other Languages and
reading instruction, among others.
In her application for the admin-
istrative position, Cornelius wrote,
'"I enjoy the challenge of teaching."
She went on to note, "I have lived
in Hardee County all my life.
Hardee County is my home. As an
educator and citizen. I am very
interested in the education of our
future Hardee County leaders and
residents."


Enter BBQ, Chili
Special Events
Main Street Wauchula Inc.
and Florida BBQ Association
are planning Grillin' and Chillin'
on Feb. 4-5 and invites anyone
to enter the barbecue, chili,
desserts or hog calling compe-
titions.
Each event comes with win-
ner's rewards. There is an appli-
cation form to be completed
and fee to be paid. For more
information, contact Megan
McKibben at 767-0330.
Grad Parents
Meet Tonight
There will be a Project
Graduation planning meeting
tonight (Thursday) at 7 at the
County Barn, 205 Hanchey
Road, Wauchula.
All parents of seniors are
urged to attend.
Training On
AIDS Monday
A class on current information
on AIDS for professional licens-
ing requirements will be held
Monday from 1-5 p.m. at the
Hardee County Health
Department, 115 K.D. Revell
Road (off U.S. 17 N.),
Wauchula.
. Beauticians, barbers, caretak-
ers and others needing this
information can register or get
more information by calling
773-4161..
Donate To The
Tsunami Victims
Local Girl Scouts are collect-
ing hygiene items and other
contributions to put in back-
packs for the tsunami victims in
Southeast Asia.
All help is welcome. Anyone
who wants to contribute, can
drop off a donation at First
Christian Church, 1121 W.
Louisiana St., Wauchula.


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Deadlines to file low-interest dis-
aster loan applications for physical
damages as a result of hurricanes
. Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne
have been extended until Feb. 28.
"Extending the deadlines will
allow those who have not yet com-
pleted their application to have
additional time to apply for assis-
tance,". said Small Business
Administration area director-
Michael C. Allen. SBA encourages
everyone .who receives an SBA
application in the state of Florida to
complete and return it as soon as
possible, regardless of the status of
their FEMA or insurance claims.
"'Additionally, SBA may refer
individuals for whom a loan is not
appropriate 'to the Other Needs
Assistance grant program, but with-
out a completed application, we
can't make that referral. That could
mean some people may be turning
their back on additional assistance
that may be available, including
grants," Allen added.
Funds from SBA disaster loans
may be used to cover the amount of
the deductible for storm victims
who have insurance, and may cover
some or all of the uninsured losses
for storm victims who do not have.




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By SHAYLA BRYAN
Herald-Advocate Intern
Donation distribution continues
in Hardee County for those in need.
A donation give-away will be
held this Saturday, Jan. 8, from 9
a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hardee Junior
High campus.
Primarily clothing, pants and
shirts, will be available and it will
be distributed on a first come first
serve basis. It is mostly children
clothing, however there is some for
adults.
Teachers, administrators and
some student volunteers will be on
hand to pass out the clothing.
There are also several computers
that have been donated. A drawing
for those will be held around 10
a.m.
The school received these dona-
tions following the hurricanes.
They were donated by other middle
schools in Manatee and Pasco
Counties and some out-of-state
schools as far away as New York.
The school first tried to distribute
the donations through an on-cam-
pus clothes closet, but there wasn't
a suitable location for it to be held.
The donation give-away was then
organized as a solution by eighth
grade math teacher Susan Moye.
She has served as chairperson of
the student needs committee that
was formed after the hurricanes.
The event is open to the public
and parking is out front. There will
be signs posted giving directions to
the on-campus distribution site.

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insurance.
Disaster victims with insurance
should not wait for their insurance
settlement before applying to the
SBA. If they do, not know how
much of their loss will be covered
by insurance or other sources, the
SBA will consider making a loan
for the-full amount of the loss, up to
our loan limits, proViding that the
borrower agrees that insurance pro-
ceeds will be used to reduce the
amount of the SBA loan. By this
method, the disaster victim's final
loan balance will represent only'
uninsured or otherwise uncompen-
sated losses.
SBA low-interest disaster loans
,are available to qualified renters,


homeowners, landlords, businesses
owners and non-profit organiza-
tions that suffered damage or loss
due to the disaster. Interest rates can
be as low as 3.187 percent for
homeowners and renters, and 2.9
percent for businesses. Loan terms
on all loans can be as long as 30
years. Actual loan amounts and
terms are set by the SBA and are
based on each applicant's financial
condition.
The SBA also has mitigation
funds available to many of the dis-
aster victims who have already been
approved for a low-interest disaster
loan. The SBA mitigation funds are
designed to help borrowers fund
protective measures to prevent
damages from recurring in future
disasters of the same kind. To help
victims fund protective measures,
borrowers may request an increase
of up to 20 percent of their
approved physical loan amount' to
help pay for their mitigation mea-
sures.


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


She sweeps bitterly in the night, and her tears are
constantly on her cheeks. Among all her allies she
has no one to comfort her. All her friends have dealt
treacherously ith her; They have become her ene-
S miles .. .
-Lamentations 1:2'
We think grieving is 6nly for someone that has passed from this life to,
the-next, but that isn't always true. Divorce may cause grie\ ing, especially
among the children. Children taken away from the parent/parents can cause
grieving for not onl\ the adults, but the children. People forget'about the
grandparents and other family members grieving over these situations.
Certainly\ parents and grandparents grieve over their children's
involvement with gangs. drugs, alcohol and sexual activity.
Moving can also cause grieving over'the loss of family and friends
from their home place. The elderly grieve over not being able to do what
they used to do. changes in the world and family, and being abandoned. The
list could go on and on.
People will pretend everything is OK, but the grief is deep and they are
miserable. Grief not dealt [ith can cause rage (a bitter root) to manifest.
Grief can cause depression and sickness. ,
In Gen. 6:6 God had regretted that He had made man aand He.was
grieved at bear, "but Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord." The Lord
grieves also over some of the things we do. but do we find grace in His eyes
to help us overcome our grief? Yes. we can if we w ill allow Him to help us.
A Golden Nugget would be to take our grief to God and ask Him to take it"
away from us.


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working with clients in a Domestic Violence
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available. Competitive pay and benefits. Forward
a resume to H.R. Dept., PO Box 1559, Bartow, FL
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REQUEST FOR QUOTES FROM
ABSTRACTORS TO PREPARE
OWNERSHIP AND ENCUMBRANCE
REPORTS FOR THE CITY OF BOWLING
GREEN COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM
The City of Bowling Green is soliciting proposals from
Abstractors to prepare Ownership and Encumbrance (0 & E)
reports, including complete copies of all supporting docu-
ments, for at least three (3) residential properties within the
City of Bowling Green. These reports'are required pursuant
to the Cify of Bowling Green's Community Development
Block Grant Program.
Respondents submit (5) copies of quotes, marked
"SEALED QUOTE FOR CDBG OWNERSHIP AND ENCUM-
BRANCE REPORTS," including the cost per Ownership and
Encumbrance report and time required to complete each
report, by 4:00 p.m., Tuesday January 18, 2005 to the City of
Bowling Green,,ATTN: Mr. David Elbertson, City Manager,
City of Bowling Green, 104 East Main Street, Bowling Green,
Florida 33834. For further information, please contact Mr.
David Fox, Fred Fox Enterprises, Inc. at (800) 332-9369.
The Abstractors selected to carry out the -work will be
required to provide proof of insurance prior to contracting
with the City of Bowling Green.
The City of Bowling Green is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Fair Housing Advocate and a Handicap Accessible
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PHOTO BY JOAN SEAMAN
The entire staff of.the Clerk of Courts Office gathered on the Hardee County Courthouse steps early Monday for a brief swearing-
in ceremony. First to take the oath of office was B. Hugh Bradley, who is entering his third term as the county's elected clerk. Next
came his 24 employees, who renewed their oaths as; deputy clerk. The deputy clerks represent a myriad of departments: felony
and misdemeanor courts, juvenile dependency and delinquency, jury management, probate, traffic, marriages, passports, record-
ing, small claims, civil actions and even 'accounting and minutes for the County Commission. Administering the oath to the clerk
and his staff was Circuit Judge Wm. Bruce Smith (far right).


Letter to Editor .. ,: .' : .
Model Train Show, Swap Meet Planned March 19 In Plant City


Dear Editor:
I. am writing this letter on
of the H.B. Plant Historical So
We are a model railroad cl
Plant City. Our club is verNv
with operating layouts in boi
and.N Scale -
In December 1997 in con
tion %with The City of Plant (
Visitor's Center and Ra
Museum ,was opened in
restored Historic Plant City 1
which was built in 1909. A
depot, visitors can learn
Henry Bradle3 Plant for who
town was' named after in 188
was also one of the founders,
Atlantic ,Coastline Rai
Through the depot we are a
reach people that would no
mally visit the club and i
them about thenimportance pi
reading and preserving our
itage. : ', .' .. ; : ':
fOn March 19, 2005, xwe are
ing our 15th annual Train Sho
Swap Meet. We are a not for
organization. 'We would .li
request ,the releasing .of this
item to your readers in your
paper during the week/we
closest to our event, if-possib
". The model train show sport
by the: H.B. .Plant Ra
Historical Society will be h
'the 1914 Plant City High S
Community Center located a
N. Collins SLreet. Plant City.
Come see tables filled
-'Model Railroad items for s
trade, operating layouts in I
HO Scale, railroad memory
historical; building, and hisi
railroad depot within 'walkin
tance. Food is available in th
ing car area at a reasonable
Admission is $5. for' a
Children 17 and under are free
paying parent. The hours .


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show will be, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..
For further, information. contact
Gilbert Thomas Jr. at (863)412-
309Q. : : : 1
If you desire to learn more about
our club, you may view our club


web site at hbplantrr.org/. If you,
have any questions, or need more
information feel free to contact me.
This past year we had over 700'
people attend our Train Show and
.Swap Meet. We are already looking


forward to a bigger and better show
in March!
Sincerely
Gilbert Thomas Jr.
Club Show Chairman
Lakeland


SAliGUST
The Hardee Counts Commission urged state,
Department of Transportation representatives to
speed up four-laning of U.S. 17 all the .ay3 through
the count.
Tropical Storm Charley is expected to take a
sweeping right turn and cross Hardee County some-
time after noon, on Frida,. perhaps late evening.
SAlthough he %won't be packing Category 5 power.
CharN is expected to carry huge amounts, rain atd.
\ ind
Friday evening fore er changed Hardee County..
As early as 8 p.m. Friday, barely an hour or two after,
Hurricane Charley tore through here, rescue and.
emergency planning went into effect. Charlotte
County's Punta Gorda was hardest hit, 'but Hardee
ranked second, with .an estimated damage of $45(150
million.
Dean Cullins died Monday at the age of 60.
Cullins' death has been ruled as storm-related and he
has been listed as Hardee County's first fatality from
Hurricane Charley.


at OU60 '
S ", All.Hardee County youngsters, from-pre-kinder-
with garten through community college %\ill return -to .
ell or classes on MondaN. The return to school will be made,.
N and as simple as possible for.everyone.
abilia. The latest count is over $700 million in damages
torical in Hardee County. Hurricane Charley's victims and
g dis- property damages continue: to mount almost two
e din-, weeks after the Aug. 13 devastation.
cost. SEPTEMBER
adults.' In the Primar. Election's biggest win,.Clerk of
with Courts B., Hugh Bradley was reelected to another
of the four-year term, as' another incumbent, County.
Commissioner Walter B. Olliff Jr., suffered one of the
largest losses.
Unlike Hurricane Charley, which caused exten-
'si\e wind damage, Hurricane Frances spent ;three
days deluging the county. Over 50 roads are either
closed or barely passable, barricades in place to warn
people of the danger of trade ling on them.
Forecasters say this county will be spared a third
round of devastating hurricanes this week, as'
Hurricane Ivan, the third leg of a triple threat has
turned away from this area and is racing up the Gulf-
to make landfall elsewhere.
A countywide special election will be held.Nov.
30.to fill the \ a'ancy created by the deathof Elections
Super% isor Dean Cullins. Meanwhile, Gov. Jeb Bush
hais appointed Jeff Lissery, who was Cullins' assistant
toserve; as supervisor of elections for the remainder
of Cullins' term., Ussery says he will 'run for the
office.
Hurricane Jeanne was the third hurricane to hit
Hardee County in six weeks, dealing a hardiblow t4.
already badly-damaged buildings and severely flood- .
ed areas. ,, ,
The Hardee County School Board decided in its
meeting Thursday night to ask the state to waive the
FCAT tests and all missed days this year.
.OCTOBER
Eight 'people so far have announced their candi-
dacy for the supervisorof elections post. The official-
'qualifN ing period opens Monday at 8 a.m. It closes
the next day at noon. ,
* County and Wauchula officials gave cautious
approval for a temporary mobile home park inmsouth
Wauchula which may have as many as 150 trailers,
Both the city and the county stipulated that the mobile
homes may not remain on site for more than 24
months.
% .. -
Bill Muhlfeld, Hardee County Director of
Emergency Management, received accolades nation-
wide for his planning and leadership ,as. Hardee


County endured three major hurricanes in Jess than.,
two months He and his family will leave Nov. 2 for .'-
their native Tennessee where he has several options. '.'6
The Hardee County 'School Board's request for
no make-up days was granted partial consideration. ';
Of 17 days missed, only six must be made up.
This Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon, the town of' ,,
Zolfo Springs L% ill join together to celebrate its cen- ,
tennial. A reception \ ill be held at the Zolfo Springs
"' ,Cic Center
NOVEMBER .
Hardee County voters removed three more local
incumbents but overwhelmingly. returned, the top
national one by the end of balloting late Tuesday.
night. Casualties were County Cornmissicner Bill
Lambert and School Board members James Stallings
..and Donnie Autry. Voters were equally decisive in -
their support of President George W. Bush.
An insurance salesman who took premiums from
customers but ne er purchased their policies has been :
arrested on multiple felony ;counts. Jason Matthew
Ford was taken into custody on Wednesday of last
Week by the Haricock County Sheriff's Office in
Indiana on a Hardee County arrest warrant.
The Hardee County Drug Task Force once again
Shas brought down two suspected drug traffickers, also
taking 120 grams of methamphetamine and 23 grams
of marijuana off the streets. Joe Rolando Leyva and
Nancy Lane'Ramirez were tikeni into custody and:
; 'each charged \with trafficking in methamphetamine28
.to 200 grams, a first-degree felony, among other
crimes.
Schools' Siperintendent Dennis Jones on
Monday announced that an alternate 'site has been
selected for graduation. The Class of 2005 will grad- 't
uate at the Florida State Fairgiounds Expo Hall in'- *
Tampa.on Saturday, May 21: '
It will cost a lot less to repair Wildcat Stadium'
than t6 replace 'it.. A preliminary report received'l4
Friday shows. a projected cost of $678,500 to,l
$698,500 to complete all the repairs and upgrades,,.'
compared to $1.3 to $1.5 million for a new stadium. '
DECEMBER t
. )- Jeff Ussery,;who had been Dean Cullins' assis-.)
tant for nearly three years, captured aremarkable53.6-t,
percent of the total vote in an eight-way race to'.
replace Cullins as county .supervisor of elections. ;
The long-awaited disaster recovery plan. for the,, *
county will become public next Thursday, Dec; 9. -
A man %walking his bicycle along U.S. 17 early,;
Tuesday morning became the county's ninth fatality:-
of 2004. According to :.Florida Highway Patrol.'
reports, the unknown man was northbound on U.S. 17':*
in the inside lane walking his bicycle shortly after 1,
a.m. when a northbound pickup truck struck first the ',,
bicycle and then the man. The driver of the 1999 Ford .
pick-up was Antonio Cardenas and no charges were,
issued.
Temperatures 'were reported in the low 30s and ,
'upper 20s Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. A
repeat was expected for Wednesday night/Thursday
morning as wind chill advisories continued. After a
slight warming this weekend, Tuesday will usher in,:,
another cold spell, with even lower temperatures. '
As one severance tax board c6fotiiiues its work, ;,
another is being formed to replace it. The Hardee ,
County Commission named members to the new )
board at its meeting last' week on a split vote. From a (
list of 14 nominees for two at-large members of the
new board, the commission chose. Commissioner .
Bobby Smith and Bill Lambert.
The new Cattlemen's Arena will have an exciting
look. Dr: Gary Shiver presented a, plan and rough .
sketch to the Hardee County Commission last week,
outlining massive reconstruction following the roof (
and bleacher damages of the recent hurricanes.


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PAGE ONE


Project Hope Helps St. Michael's Catholic



Church Remodel Clothing And Food Center


Help: ig remodel clothing and food distribution center were Georges Denis, Michael Cruz Jr. and
Michael Cruz Sr. Project Hope provides emergency crisis counseling and resource referral.
Community providers include Peace River Center, Tri-County Human Services and Winter Haven
Hospital.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
Margarita Sanchez, Gail Keller, Mary Henry and Mary Abalos help church distribute food and
clothing to the poor and needy. Abalos is coordinator. The center is located north of the church
on Heard Bridge Road in Wauchula. Abalos said the center needs donations of blankets, sheets,
towels, dishes and children's clothes.


Judah Wins World Title


Stephen Judah. a 2002 Hardee
Senior High School graduate, wiho
broke the state record in the bench
press in his senior year. recently had
another big accomplishment.
Judah, son of Karen Dom le and
Sonny Judah, became the 2004
world bench press champion,
breaking his own state record by
lifting 485 pounds.
A member of the U.S. Air Force,
stationed at Mountain Home AF


Base in Mountain Home, Idaho,
won the world title at "the.
Peppermill Hotel and Casino in
Reno, Nev, where the 2004 World
Association of Bench iPress and
Dead Lifter iWABDL) world chamn
pionships were held in November.
His parents and several other
family members and friends were
on hand to "nimess his achjeement.
When asked ho\v he felt about his
accomplishment. Judah related his


COURTESY PHOTO
Wauchulan Stephen Judah, reigning world champion in the
bench press, displays trophies he won recently.


Do you want to be
healthy inthe New Year?


The Diabetes Control Program at
the Hardee County Health'
Department is starting a walking
club. This is great opportunity if
you are looking for a low impact
workout with many rewards:

a Controlled Blood Sugar,
SLower Cholesterol
Weight Loss

If you are interested in joining,
call the Hardee Couny Health
Department at (863)773-4161 Ext.
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lifelong dream to compete and
become the world champion. He
has made the choice hot to go pro-
fessional at this time, waiting on the
possibility) of bench press becoming
an Olympic event.


Learn About

Plants And Wildlife
Free information on the natural
resources of Florida is available.
Funded by a grant from the
Southwest 'Florida Water
Management District (.SWFWMD),
information on environmentally
sound practices, can be obtained
from the- Charlotte Harbor
Environmental Center.
The information is also available
for pickup at the Pioneer Park
Cracker Museum in Zolfo Springs
and the Hardee County Cooperative
Extension Office at 507 Civic
Center Drive, behind the Agri-Civic
Center at Stenstrom and Altman
roads west of Wauchula.
Topics such as places jo visit
where new residents can learn about
native plants and %wildlife, the
Florida Yards and Neighborhoods
program, tips and facts from other
environmental organizations and
the natural resources of southwest
Florida are included in the *free
environmental package.
The Charlotte Harbor
Environmental Center Inc. is a pri-
vate, non-profit corporation whose
mission is to offer environmental
education, recreation, research and
preservation land management to
citizens and .visitors from Polk,
Hardee, Highlands, DeSoto .and
Charlotte counties.
For the free information, e-mail
the Center at chec@sunline.net or
call 941-575-5435, or the Hardee
County Extension Office at 773-
2164.
SWFWM D's mission is to man-
age the water and water-related
resources within its 16-county area,
* which includes Hardee County.
Central to the mission is maintain-
ing the balance between the water,
needs of current and future users
while protecting and maintaining
the natural systems that provide
these areas with their existing and
future water supply., For informa-
tion, call 1-800-423-1476 or visit
'the, website @WaterMatters.org.


Georges Denis of Project Hope and Nancy Alvarez pose by clothes. Project Hope helps people
in emergencies and is sponsored by Tri-County Human Services in Lakeland, which serves Polk,
Hardee and Highlands counties.


.

Dorothy Rivers and Angella Smith help with project. Clothing is given to the poor and needy from
9 a.m. until noon on Monday and Wednesday, and 9:30 to 11:30 on Saturday. Food is given away
on Saturday at noon.


Jones Plays For CMS Mules


10 HOURS A
MONTH!

That's all it takes to speak up
for a child. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505-
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Bowling Green native Theo
Jones is now playing hoops in
Missouri.
The Hardee High graduate, son
of Theron Jones and Cathy Evans,
of Bowling Green, transferred to
Central Missouri State University
last fall. The ,Warrenburg, Mo.
school, which is in, the NCAA
Division II's Mid-America
Intercollegiate Athletics


Association (MIAA) conference,
started the 2004-05 season with a
7-0 win streak and is :'currently
ranked fourth in the MIAA with its
7-1 record. The Mules are averag-
ing 85.4 points per game,, and are
ranked third on both offensive scor-
ing. and rebounds and first in
blocked shots.
Jones wears No. 1 o6 the 15-man
roster of coach Kim Anderson,
which features six seniors and five
junior transfers, including Jones,


who came from St. John's River
Community College in Palatka.
At St. John's, Jones lettered for
two years under head coach Horace
Jefferson, averaging 17 points and
four assists per game, earning first-
team honors in the All Mid-Florida
Conference.

Named an outstanding student
athlete, after gaining his associate's
degree, he transferred to Central
Missouri State University on both
athletic and academic scholarships.
He is a criminology major.








.,- t-Advocate, January 6, 2005



Obituaries


LELAN MERLE REVELL
Lelan Merle Revell, 16, o
Wauchula, died Jan. 3, 2005.
Born Oct. 5, 1988, in Avon Park
he had lived in Hardee County all
of his life. He was a member of the
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green, a sophomore at Hardee
. High School, playing football dur-
ing his freshmanyear, a member of
the Future Farmers of America, and
was employed at The Boat in the
Moat Restaurant at Solomon's
Castle.
He, was preceded in death by his
grandparents, Iris 'and Merle
Revell.
Survivors include .his father,
Lelan B. Revell of Bowling Green;
mother and stepfather, Lori and
Tim Bryant of Wauchula;, grand-
mother Stacy Morin of Wauchula;
step-grandparents, Mary Beth and
Minor Bryant of Bowling Green;
two brothers. Travis and Chace
Revell of Wauchula; one step-
brother, Cody Bryant of Grand
Junction, Colo.; three sisters, Dena
Ellis, Jessica .Hays and husband'
Joshua, and Danielle Revell, all of
Wauchula; stepsisters, Nicole
Bryant of Wauchula, Jessica Bryant'
of Bowling Green, and Hayley
.Bryant of Grand Junction, Colo.;
ahd" three nieces, Makayla 'and-
Katlyn Ellis and Jayden Hays.
Funeral services will be held at 4
p.m. Friday, Jan. 7,, at the First
Baptist Church of Bowling Green
with burial in Paynes Creek
Cemetery, Visitation is today
(Thursday, Jan. 6), 6-8 p.m., at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel.
Memorials may be made to the
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Gre<,a-Youth Activities Fund or the
American Red Cross, Hardee
County Unit.
Robarts Family Funeral
Home, Inc.
Wauchula





DALE.
BRYAN
Dale E. Bryan, 85, of Zolfo
Springs, died Friday Dec. 24,
2004. at Hardee Manor Care
Center
Born Feb. 7. 1919, in Popash,
he has lied in Hardee County all
of his life.- He was a citrus tractor
dri\ er.
Sunrivors include his wife
Helen Bryan, t\o sons, Thomas
S Dale Bryan and wife Beatrice of
Nocatee and retired Army Col.
Larry Eugene Bryan and wife
Helen of Hinesville. Ga.; I11
grandchildren; numerous great-
grandchildren; and several great-
great-grandchildren.
Visitation was 10:30 a.m. to
noon on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel.
Burial .will be later at New Hope
Baptist Church Cemetery.



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CECIL RAY
PRICE
Cecil Ray Price, 97, died
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, in
Bowling Green.
S Born Aug. 23, 1907, in
Wauchula, he was the son of
Anderson AlIgood Price and
Lula Labesse Prevatte Price. He
had lived at Resthaven for three
years prior to his death. He was a
: painter and carpenter and a
World War II veteran serving in
the U.S. Army.
Survivors include one son, Ed
Price of Bowling Green; two sis-
- ters, Carolyn Delassandro of
Lakeland and Avalee Carlton of
Orlando; 16 grandchildren; and
several great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be
held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel,"
Wauchula.


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Wauchula


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JAMES MAHLON BRYANT
f James Mahlon Bryant, 79, a
Native of Bowling Green, died
Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, in Tampa.
S Born in Bowling Green to the
late Otis and Ora Bryant, he was a
member of the First United
Methodist Church of Bowling
Green and was retired from the
f- U.S..Army as-a sergeant first class,
I having served in World War II and
; the Korean Conflict.
Survivors are his wife, Doris
Bryant of Glen Allen, Va.; one son;
Patrick Bryant and wife Trudy of.
Jacksonville; one daughter,
Michelle Albright and husband
John of Glen Allen; one brother,
Minor Bryant and wife Mary Beth
of Bowling Green; two sisters,
Maurine Williams' and husband'
Chuck and Mary Ruth Allred and
husband Park, all of Bowling
Green; four grandchildren, Amanda
Bryant, Zachary Bryant, Julian
Albright and Jacob Albright; and
several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held
it I p.m..today (Thursday, Jan. 6) in
the garden chapel of Robarts'
Family Funeral Home with the Rev.,
Herman Boyette officiating:.
Robarts Family Funeral
Home, Inc.
Wauhula
GLADYS H. COKER
Gladys H. Coker, widow of
Bryant L. Coker, of Wauchula, died-
Thursday, Dec. 30, 2004, at Florida
Hospital, Wauchula. ,.
Born Oct. 18, 1906, in DeSoto
County, she had been a lifelong res-
ident of this area. She and her hus-
band owned Coker Funeral Home
for over 50 years, and they estab-
lished the Bryant L. Coker
Scholarship Fund in 1984. She was
a charter member of the First
Baptist Church of Wauchula, a
'member of Wauchula Chapter #42
Order of Eastern Star and played
saxophone with the Florida
Orchestra.
Survivors are her nieces, Mar-
garet Beatty of Avon Park, Susie
Polk of Palmetto, Zella Warren of
Wauchula, Esther Howze of
Jacksonville, Betty Murawski of
North Palm Beach, Benita Neder of
Orlando, Carolyn Coker of Tampa,
Helen Epperson and Evelyn
Donohue, both of Arkansas, and
Emily Gouge of Georgia; nephews,
Ralph Hough of Plant City, Ben
Coker of Lakeland and Jerry Coker
of Arcadia; two sisters-in-law,
Myrtle Coker of Wauthula "dnd
Eunice Conkling.of Aabna; fand
several great nieces, great nephews,
great-great nieces and great-great
nephews.
Funeral services were Tuesday,
Jan. 4, at 3 p.m. in the chapel of the
First Baptist Church of Wauchula
with Marcus Shackelford and Duck
Smith officiating. The family
received friends one hour prior to
the service. Burial was in Wauchula
Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to the Bryant L.
Coker Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box
966, Wauchula 33873.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula





JAMES MAHLON
BRYANT
James Mahlon Bryant, 79, a
native of Bowling Green, died
Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, in Tampa.
Born in Bowling Green to the
late Otis and Ora Bryant, he was
a member of the First United
.Methodist Church of Bowling
Green and was retired from the
U.S. Army as a sergeant first
class, having served in World
War II and the Korean Conflict.
Survivors are his wife, Doris
Bryant of Glen Allen, Va.; one
son, Patrick Bryant and wife
Trudy of Jacksonville; one
daughter, Michelle Albright and
husband John of Glen Allen; one
brother, Minor Bryant and wife
Mary Beth of Bowling Green;
two sisters, Maurine Williams
and husband Chuck and Mary
Ruth Allred and husband Park,
all of Bowling Green; four
grandchildren, Amanda Bryant,
Zachary Bryant, Julian Albright
and Jacob Albright; and several
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be
held at 1 p.m. today (Thursday,
Jan. 61 in the garden chapel of
Robaits Family Funeral Home
with the Rev. Herman Boyette


officiating.



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COUNTY COURT
The.following marriage licens-
es were .issued recently in the
office of the county court:
Christopher Michael Keller, 31,.,
Zolfo Springs, and Samantha Marie
Peck, 30, Wauchula.
Bertin Rodriguez, 24, Sun City,
and Yuridia Vazquez, 22, Sun City.
Jose Dolores Salazar, 26, Zolfo
Springs, andI Maria Milagro
Castillo, 18, Zolfo Springs.
The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Citibank South Dakota vs. Edna
R. McGrady, judgment of garnish-
ment.
Household Bank SB vs. Mary S.
Mitchell, dismissed.
County Manor Associates OTD
d/b/a Country Manor Apartments
vs. Jose Mireliz et al, voluntary dis-
missal.
There was no misdemeanor
court last week.
There was no criminal traffic
court last week. The following
criminal traffic cases were dis-
posed of on Dec. 22. Dispositions
are based on Florida Statutes,
driving record and facts concern-
ing the case.
Kenneth Thomas Carter III, dri-
ving while license suspended
(DWLS), 40 days in jail--10 days
suspended, $330 fine and court,
costs.
m Adrian- Castillo, allowing an
unauthorized person to drive,'adju-
dication withheld, 30 days-
waived, 227.50 fine and. court
costs.
Jaime Delatorre, DWLS, 50-
days-20 suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Pedro Adrian Esquivel-Torres.
reckless driving and DWLS. $440
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $50 investigative
costs.
Victor Avalos Flores. allowing an
unauthorized person to drive, adju-'
dication withheld, 30 days-held in
abeyance, $205 court costs.
Valente Mendez Jr., DWLS, 30,
days-10 days waived, $330 fine
and court costs.
Erika Montero. DWLS, 40
days-10 days suspended, $330
fine and court costs.
Thomas Tracey Rathbone, DUI,
probation one year, license sus-
pended one year, alcohol abuse"
evaluation and training,; DUI.
school, no alcohol or bars, $662
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, 50 hours community
service. ,
Danny Waldo Sanchez, 'DWLS,
40 days-waive 10,. $205 court
costs. '
SLuther Earl' Anderson, D'WLS,
50 days-30 held in abeyance,'
$330 fine and court costs, $40 pub-
lic defender fee.



CECIL RAY PRICE
Cecil Ray Price, 97, died
Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004, in
Bowling Green.
Born Aug. 23; 1907, in
Wauchula, he was the son of
Anderson Allgood Price and Lula
Labesse Prevatte Price. He had
lived at Resthaven for three years
prior to his death. He was a painter
and carpenter and a World War II
veteran serving in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include one son, Ed
Price of Bowling Green; two sis-
ters, Carolyn Delassandro of
Lakeland and Avalee Carlton of
Orlando; 16 grandchildren; and
several 'great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held
at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 7, at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel, Wauchula.
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Home, Inc.
Wauchula


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CARLEY AMBER
GARRISON
Carley "Amber Garrison,,
infant, died Thursday, Dec; 23,
2004, in Sebring. ,
She was preceded in death by
her grandmother, Robin Dehler.
Survivors .are her parents,
Tonya and Robert Garrison Jr. of
Wauchula; grandparents, Robert
and Delores Garrison of
Kikimmee and Sam and
Elizabeth Finch of Wauchula;
one brother, Jacob Garrison of


Wauchula; and one sister, Cierra
Garrison of Homosassa.



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Francisco Antonio (
DWLS, 60 days-30 sust
$430 fine and court costs.
Miguel Angel Jaimes,p
adjudication withheld, pr
valid license, $205 court co
Raul Gonzales, DWL
days-20 suspended, $330 f
court costs, $100 public d
fees, $50 investigative costs
Ponciano Galindo Donit
and no valid license, 12
probation, license suspend
year, alcohtz: abuse evaluate
treatment, DUI school, $8
and court costs on, first
$125 fine on second, $100
defender fees, 50 hours con
service.
Juan Danile Gonzalez, v
of license restrictions, 50
suspended, $330 fine and
costs, $100 public defended
$50 investigative costs.
Adrian Rodriguez, viola
probation (original charge I
probation revoked, three mc
jail.
CIRCUIT COUR'
The following civil action
filed recently in the office
circuit court:
Wauchula Police Departr
Nancy Ramirez and Joe R
Leyva, petition for forfeitur(
Florida Institute For Neu
Rehabilitation Inc. vs.
Brown and'George Brown Ji
ages.
Linda Jane Alvarez v
Alvarez Jr., petition for inj
for protection.
Linda Jane Alvarez vs.
Elaine Delgado, petition for
tion for protection.
Jimmy Lee Stephens
Gwendolyn Haynes Sti
divorce.
The following decisions
cases pending in the circuit
were handed down recei
the circuit court judge:
Kelvin Frazier vs. St
Florida, inmate petition for
dismissed.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs.
E.,Stamps-Maribona etal,
withdraw documents and
case. -
Crystal G. Moses vs. Pc
Woods, voluntary dismiss
injunction for protection.
Crystal G. Moses vs.
Moses Jr., injunction for pro
Agway Inc. d/b/a Seedm
Parker Farms Inc., James


urth F Reporl
co OU!


N Carroll Parker et al, dismissal of
order of garnishment.
Mary Melton and the, state
.____.. Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Gomez, Elmarco R. Blount, order.
ended, Crystal Gonzalez and Filiberto
Gonzalez, divorce.
DWLS, Leslie Lester Lowe and Nancy
rodr"-A,> Kay Lowe, divorce.
sts. Reynaldo Rivera and Mary Jane
.S, 50 Rivera, divorce.
fine and Flora Rangel Sanchez vs. Henry
defender J. Sanchez, voluntary dismissal' of
injunction for protection.
o, DUI David Oliver Stanford Sr. and
months Madeline Irene Stanford, divorce.
ed one Richard David Strachan and
ion and Dorothy May Strachan, divorce.
85 fine Linda Jane Alvarez and DOR vs.
charge, Joel Alvarez Jr., child support
public 'order.
amunity Rosa B. Carrion and DOR vs.
Randy 0. Hodges Jr., child support
violation order.
days-,-- Linda. V. Roberson vs. Ester
d court Cavazos and Melguiades A.
er fees, Rosales, voluntary dismissal.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Ricky
tion of Brummett, judgment.
)WLS), Melvin Cardinal vs. Holly
months in LaMarche, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
T Betsy S. Carrion and'DOR vs.
ns were Randy Q. Hodges Jr., child support
e of the suspended.
Eunice Ann Cooper and Charles
nent vs. E. Cooper, divorce.
tolarido Jessica Lynn Estrada and DOR
e. .. vs. Erick Estrada, child support
urologic order.
George Jeannine Johnson-Tatum and
r., dam- DOR vs. Morgan Horton Peed,
child support order.
s. Joel Rosa Villegas. and DOR vs.- Jose
unction M. Garza, order.
SanJuana Mendoza and DOR vs.
Sophy Jesus Adan Mendoza, child support
injunc- order.'
Barbara Ann Hill and Leland Hill
s 'and Jr., divorce.:
ephens, Doris Parrish vs. Kenny
Coughlin. dismissal of injunction
on civil for protection.
it court Blanca Estella .DeLaRosa and
ntly by DOR vs. Vincent DeLaRosa, child
suport-order.
tate of Letarsha Nicole Camel and DOR
review, vs, Jatarus Tijuan Stroman, child
support order.
Jerilyn Sandra Lee Hernandez and DOR
order to vs. Santos Jose Lopez, child sup-
dismiss port order.
Etiprise Dionne Hines and DOR
eggy J. vs. Kevis Jerome White, child sup-'
ssal of port order.
Kimberly Michelle Stewart and
Dallas DOR vs. Wilfredo Santos Jr., child
section. support order.
,va vs. Florida Fertilizer Co. Inc. vs.
Parker, Mardis Citrus Inc., dismissed.


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A child support contempt
order was entered in the follow-
ing case:
Peggy L. Stewart and DOR vs.
Kenny D. Rogers.
There was no sentencing in
felony criminal court last week.
All cases were continued.
The following real estate'trans-
actions of $10,000 or more'were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Harry A. and Harriette M.
Waldburger to Roy D. and Ruth
Ann J6nkman, $57,500.
U.S. Agri-Chemicals Corp. to
Mooney Family LLC, $2,464,144.
U.S. Agri-Chemicals Corp. to
Shadowlawn LLC, $744,299.
Gary Delatorre to Jesus Valerio
and Brenda Lee Trevino, $11,359.
Nancy H. Mizrahi as trustee to
Amado Rivera and Criselda
Chavez, $35,000.,
I.B. Knight to Carolyn M. Olsen,
$125,000.
Kurt S. and Lisa Stoner to Peace
River Refuge & Ranch Inc.,
$295,000.
.Wayne and Evelyn June Crews
to James G. Albritton, $17,592.
Kelley Inc. ahd Villa Citrus Inc.
to Carlos Bailey, $1.343 million.
John W. and Roberta H. Beattie
to Amado Rivera and Criselda
Chavez, $187,500.
Grady L. Sr. and Ellizabaeath A..
Williamson to Ruben, Benavides,:
$75,000.
'Jeffrey Burdick, Robert P.:
Gosling and Steve Parisian to J.
Jesus and Maria Carmen Piedad,
$95,000.
Jeanette Schuth to Francene
Clark, $20,000.
Dwanda S. Green as trustee to
Kirk Bishop, $95,000.
Philip E. and' Raymonde
Anderson to Melvin and Marlene
Taylor, $92,500.
David L. Bernardini to Marcus
David Sr. and Leta Jean Roberts,
$59,000.
Virgil Cottongim to Timothy L.
and Bettye Steedley, $115,000.
Glendon and Vicky Jones to
Ryan Garza, $138,000.
Land Associates II, LLC to
Tejnerine and Haywantie: Singh,
$100,000.



There is 'virtue in. country
houses, in gardens and
orchards, in-fields, streams and
groves, in rustic recreations and
plain manners, that neither.
cities nor universities enjoy.
-Amos BronsonAlcott


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January 6, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 3B

First Baptist Church In Zolfo Springs Has New Steeple Installed Dec. 29


PHOTOS BY JIM.KELLY
Hal Jones, chairman of board of deacons; Pete Hughes, church treasurer; and pastor Rev. Jack.
White watched installation of new 16-foot steeple.-


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Marion King of Miami cuts hole in foyer ceiling for access for
steeple installation. The steeple cost $5,235 installed. Church
has Spanish mission at 518 East 8th Street.


Steeple, washed and ready, is lifted to roof of church. First
Baptist was organized in the fall of 1904 and is located at 320
East 4th Street. Church has 228 members, including 140 resi-
dent members, and is debt-free.


SFinancial Solutions
By Patrick M. Lange
Licensed Financial Advisor
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Mike Balmer (foreground) and James Tyndall, both of Clinton,
N.C., measure steeple for cutting to fit roof angle. The steeple
came from Kivett's. Inc. of Clinton. Two other similar steeples on
truck were bound for churches in Charlotte County.


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VALUE INVESTING
Savvy consumers thrive on the value the\ get from shopping sales.
buying wholesale and purchasing lo\\-priced items in bulk. We bargain hunt.
for food, clothing and even big-ticket items,. such as furniture, cars and
homes. So why don't more investors bargain hurntfor great value in stocks?
What has happened to consumerconfidence in the old adage, "Buy low, sell
high?".
SANEW OUTLOOK
Volatile times, such as the last fev% years in the stock market, present an
array of opportunities for the value investor. Bargain hunters ma now fihd
low-priced stocks that can turn into real gems if selected carefully.
However. investors have been irrationally pessimistic about the stock mar-'
ket. After the bursting of the tech bubble, the Sept. 11 attacks, the collapsed
of balance sheet credibility, war. recession and deflation; many,inVestors
have reacted in a post-traumatic investing mode.'a'oiding the market com-
pletely or trying to find new \ayvs to navigate it.
While most economists are predicting an economic and market recov-
ery that is gradual and measured for sometime, consumers are proceeding.
with great caution. As the.stock market continues to show signs of recovery
and interest rates begin to bottom out. many people should begin to find it
easier to justify risking the unpredictable equity markets 'again.
The following are some tips for' rebuilding your portfolio and getting
the most value from your investments? .. .
Keep Investing- No one can call the bottom or the top of the mar-
ket or say when true recovery will set in. But, as history has taught us, it
will. You don't want to start pouring money in to the market x hen the reco% -
ery has already taken place and prices are high. Yopx %ant to beat the recoQv-
ery and enter (or re-enter) the stock market when prices ate low and edging
in' the right direction: up. There are a variety of bargains waiting to be
found-just be sure to do your research and pick carefully. Better yet, wiorl
Swith a financial advisor to'buy small amounts of stocks or mutual funds onf
an:ongoing basis. This is known as dollar-cost averaging and will allow you'
to get in on the market's rise, while buffering you if it declines. However,
L: dollar-cost averaging will not prevent a loss in a declining market.
Diversify-One of the best ways to inmest is with abroad index fund
that mirrors the total market. Lowering your risk through diversification
may be the most direct strategy for achieving \alue. Ultimately, as the mar-
ket averages continue to recover. you will reap the benefit at the lowest pos-
sible cost. This is also a good time to review % sour asset allocation. Because
theniarket's rise may have increased the percentage of small-cap stocks or
funds in your portfolio, you may need' to trim and readjust along the way.
Take into consideration that smaill-cap stocks; which are more volatile and
,. therefore carry more risk, also tend to outperform well into a recovery.
Beware of Bonds-Bonds will become increasingly dangerous while
the economy continues to recover. As bond prices, are bound to decline,
investors will be forced to re-evaluate their approach to the fixed-income
market that carried them through a rough economy. Consider moving some
bond profits and put the money into stocks. But don't panic. Unlike stocks;,
if you wait until a bond matures, you will get your full interest and princi-
pal payments exactly how you expected to when you purchased the bonds.
If the ladder approach : is taken, you can mitigate against some of the price
volatility by buying a series of maturities, such as two-year, five-year,
seven-year and 10-year, purchasing the longest maturity in the ladder again
as each issue comes due.
Collect Dividends-The 15% tax rate on dividend payouts
announced in the new federal tax cut package makes income from stock
portfolios more attractive to some consumers than the interest from bonds
-or bank accounts, which are taxed as,ordinary income. Investors also can
look into preferred stocks, which pay dividends before they are paid to com-
mon stockholders. However, make sure you thoroughly research these
investments: becaVse the highest dividend payment also may signal prob-
lems with the stock.
Get Help-Meet with a qualified financial advisor to map out a com-
prehensive strategy for both your long- and short-term financial planning
needs.


Steeple is lowered onto church, which had $139,642.96 in'.
assessed damages from hurricanes. Services are held in the fel-
lowship hall until repairs are completed in the sanctuary.

I hold that a little rebellion, now. as necessary in the political'
and then, is a good thing, and world as storms in the physical.'














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REQUEST FOR QUOTES FROM
ABSTRACTORS TO PREPARE
OWNERSHIP AND ENCUMBRANCE
REPORTS FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK
GRANT PROGRAM
The City of Wauchula is soliciting proposals from
Abstractors to prepare Ownership and Encumbrance (0 & E)
reports, including complete copies of all supporting docu-
ments, for at least three (3) residential properties within the
City of Wauchula. These reports are required pursuant to the
City of Wauchula's Community Development Block Grant
Program.
Respondents submit five (5) copies of quotes, marked
"SEALED QUOTE FOR CDBG OWNERSHIP AND ENCUM-
BRANCE REPORTS," including the cost per Ownership and
Encumbrance report and time required to complete each
report, by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday January 19, 2005, to the
City of Wauchula, ATTN: Phillip Wickstrom, Human
Resouces Director, City of Wauchula, 126 South 7th Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. For further information, please
contact Mr. David Fox, Fred Fox Enterprises, Inc. at (800)
332-9369.
The Abstractors selected to carry out the-work will be
required to provide proof of insurance prior to contracting
with the City of Wauchula.
The City of. -Wauchula is an Equal Opportunity
Employer/Fair Housing Advocate, and a Handicap
Accessible Jurisdiction, and reserves the right to reject any
and all proposals received.
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Property Appraiser Retires After 20 Years Of Service


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HOLIDAY CELEBRATION

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION


Hardee County Property
Appraiser Carolyn Coker was hon-
ored with a retirement party at her
office on Dec, 29.
She was presented with a large
silver platter with the inscription,
"Honorable Carolyn. J. Coker, in
appreciation of 20 years of service,
1985-2005'" :The platter -was
accompanied by a fork and spoon. a
matching cream and sugar and cake
plate and wine chiller/ice bucket.
There was also a chisel and ham-
mer, because she once said she
could chisel out a bear from the logs,
in her yard.
The honoree also received a
framed picture of the niie staff
members who have worked closely
with her. "The staff hasn't really
grown much," she explains.
"Computers have helped us, do
more work with the same amount of
people." ,
Born in. Winston-Salem, N.C.,
Coker 'attended Agnes Scott
College in Decatur, Ga., for two
years, then completed her degree at
the University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill. Her husband, Larry,
who grew up in Hardee County and
Pompano Beach, attended Wake
Forest in nearby Winston-Salem.
The couple moved to Florida in
1973 and she began selling real
estate then ran successfully for
prope y appraiser. "It has been a
most interesting job, never a dull
.',moment. The staff and taxpayers
have been good to work with."









This Sunday at 11 a.m. and 7
p.m. the New Year crusade at the
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green will begin.
On Monday through Wednesday,
the crusade will start each evening
at 7.
'^Senior Pastor Jim Strickland
invites the public to hear Evangelist
John Randalls of Lubbock, Texas,
and special music by "First
Impression" who will present a
mini concert Monday night.
The church is located at 4531
U.S. 17 N.

The Rev. Jessie Insley, new pas-
tor of Immanuel Baptist Church
in Bowling Green, invites the pub-
lic to the church's homecoming this
Sunday.
Former pastor, the Rev. Eddie
Kennedy. will be the speaker at 11
a.m.. with music by Judye and the
'. Parkmen beginning at 10.
Due to hurricane damage to the
church building, the annual home-
coming dinner has been postponed.

, Until you try, you don't know
what you can't do.


PHOTOS BY JOAN SEAMAN
Property Appraiser Carolyn Coker opens one of many gifts she
received at her retirement party.


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office, and her retired co-worker, Judy Nickerson, serve the many
well-wishers at the celebration.


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
The annual Christmas lun-
cheon was held Dec. 23 at the
Range Cattle Research and'
Education Center. In top
photo, receiving service pins
(from left) are Andrea Dunlap,
five years; Cindy Holley, 15
years; and Shirley Searcy, 30
years; with Dr. Findlay Pate,
center director since 1983. He
plans to retire in June. In mid-
dle photo are Dr. Herb
Chapman and wife Muncy
with W.C. and Janice Moye.
Chapman was center director
from 1965 until 1981, and Dr.
W. Gordon Kirk held that posi-
tion from 1941 until 1965. The
bottom photo shows (front
row) Ruth and Kathy Hodges
with Dr. Elver Hodges, project
leader at the center from 1942
until 1980,. with daughter
Margaret Hodges Blanco.


Bessie Boyd Enjoys 49th Winter


Current Zolfo Springs winter vis-
i, tor Elizabeth "Bessie" McEwen
Boyd, celebrated her 93rd birthday
.. on Dec. 9. She is also enjoying her
49th winter in Florida.
She was born in the Clinton.
., Ontario, farming community on
Dec. 9, 1911. one of five sisters.
One sister still owns the family
farm.
Bessie McEwen married Charles
S'.Boyd on March 17. 1934. and they
are the parents of three daughters:
Ruth Fisher and husband Ross of
Goderich. Ontario; Beth Walton and
husband Joe of Barrie, Ontario; and
Barbara Bergey and husband Ted of
;- Mississauga, Ontario.
All three daughters and husbands
.,. also winter in Florida, the Fishers at
Lazy Acres Mobile Home and the
Waltons and Bergeys at The Bluffs.
S In 1956, the couple first spent a
few weeks camping at the old
'.campground at the Zolfo Springs
..Town Hall site in a small home-

..The art of progress is to pre-
serve order amid change and to
preserve change amid order.
-Alfred North Whitehead

The best thing to give to your
Enemy is f, :giveness; to an
opponent, tolerance; to a friend,
your heart; to your child, a good
'"' example; to a father, deference;
*:' to your mother, conduct that
~.wvill make her proud of you; to
' yourself, respect; to all men,
charity.
-Francis Maitland Balfour


Bessie Boyd
made camper that he had built.
They later graduated to a trailer and
camped near the swimming pool at
Pioneer Park.
They purchased their first motor
home in the early '70s and parked at
Pioneer Park. Cracker Lake RV
Park, and for many years at Lazy
Acres MH Park where she now
lives. Unlike most of her neighbors,
she was fortunate that her mobile
home only suffered minor damage
from the recent hurricanes.
The Boyds farmed all their work-
ing life on the farm where Charles'
was born near Winthrop. Ontario..
Bessie recounts how she.would get
up at 4 a.m. in order to bake bread.
get breakfast for the .family. get the
children off to school and then go to
the field to operate a tractor to assist


In Zolfo Springs

her husband with the farn work.
She even helped him overhaul trac-
tor engines, definitely knowing the''
difference between a piston and a
valve!
After getting the fields plowed in
the fall, they would head south the
four or five winter months, but by'
mid-March. it was back to.Ontario
and planting time.
Bessie still attends the United
Church of Winthrop where she has
been a lifelong member of the
church and United Church Women.
She attends the First United
Methodist Church of Wauchula in
the winter months and is active in
the United Methodist Women's Ada
Parker Circle. She also is a member
of the Wauchula Wednesday
Musicale.
NMr. Boyd was a talented singer
and was in great demand for church
events and weddings. For many
years, he sang in the choir of,the
First United Methodist Church of
/ Wauchula. The couple traveled
extensively in Canada and the
United States. Bessie has also visit-
ed England and Wales,, from where
her McEwen ancestors migrated to
Canada.
Each year daughter Barbara dri-
yes her mother from Se'aforth to
Zolfo Springs and back. The 93-
year-old recently upgraded from.a
1988 to a 1997 Oldsmobile and dri-
S'es herself during daylight hours.
When at home in Seaforth in the
summer, she is an active flower gar-
dener, mows her, large lawn and-
plays cards several times a week
with her friends..


Trevor Thomas

Northside
Welcomes Trevor
Thomas Jan. 12
On Wednesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m.
Northside Baptist Church will wel-
come Trevor Thomas.
'Often referred to as- "Mr.
Drama," Thomas combines music,-
monologues, poems, sketches and
niime with humor and sincerity.
The church's pastor, the Rev.
Jimmy Morse, invites the public to
attend.
For more information, call the
church at 773-6947.
The church is located at 912 N.
Eighth Ave., Wauchula.
Life is either, a daring adven-
ture or nothing.


Year At Jan.
The Catheryn McDonald Senior
Center at 310 N. Eighth Ave. in
Wauchula is still the meeting place
for seniors every second Saturday
of each month.
The 'center has been remodeled
, after Hurricane Charley, and it is an
attractive, large room for fellow-
ship.
Theresa Myers will decorate the
room in a winter wonderland theme
and food will be served potluck
style starting at noon.
Those planning to attend on
Saturday, Jan. 8, should bring a
covered dish to share. A dish or tray
to eat on plus silverware are neces-
sary. Drinks and rolls are provided
by the club. Paper cups are fur-
nished.
Thirteen people attended the lun-
cheon in December. The roast beef
was prepared-by Carol Myer, and
decorations were loaned by Winona
Hansen and Theresa Myers.
Special readings were presented


8 Meeting
by Winona Hansen and Theresa
Myers, and Carolyn Bailey sang
"Mary Did You Know?" Roberto
,LaLoma sang and played the key-
board, marocos, and a squash with a
pick. He also played Santa Claus
and helped by giving out the pre-
sents from the gift exchange.
The crowd sang "Away In A
Manger," "The First Noel," "Hark!
The Herald Angels Sing," "It Came
.Upon, The Midnight Clear," "We
Three Kings," "0 Come All Ye
Faithful" and "Joy To The World."
Carol Myer played the piano for all
the singing. Gift bags were given to
everyone.
Entertainment for the January
meeting has not been obtained. If
anyone has a talent they would like
to present to a group of senior citi-
zens, call 773-6612. Playing Bingo
may substitute if a guest performer
is not found in time.
Theresa Myers
Reporter


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Betsy Kemp of Bartow, and for-
merly ".of Bowling. Green, has
'announced the marriage of her,
daughter, Michelle Lyn, to Adam
Hue Duren, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Larry Duren of Summerville, S.C.
The father of the bride is the late
Gene Kemp of Bowling Green.


The couple were married Friday,
Dec. 10, at The Church of Jesus.
Christ of Latter Day Saints in
Summerville, S.C.

The couple now reside in,
Charleston, S.C., where the groom
owns a landscaping business.


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Janessa Alberts

Announces Wedding Plans
Plans for her marriage to Corey evening at Northside Baptist
fishun Hill, son of Velma Brooks Church' in Wauchula. Music will
f St. Petersburg, have been begin at six o'clock.


announced by Janessa Lynn
Alberts, daughter 'of Frederick and
Sharon Alberts of Wauchula.
The couple will be married
Saturday, Jan. 15, at six-thirty in the


Friends and relatives of the cou-
ple are invited to the wedding and
reception which will follow in the
social hall of the church.


97-Year-Old Celebrates Birthday


Mr. & Mrs. Adam Duren


LOCAL CONCERT


COURTESY P
"The Kingdom Heirs will be in concert Saturday, Jan..15, at
First Baptist Church -of Wauchula. The concert begins at 7 p
and the public is invited to attend. Dennis L. Johns Promotior
presenting the event being hosted by First Baptist. There wil
a $1.0D donation at the door. For more information, call (863)'
S1011 or 773-4182.




Rise & Shine
By Ted Simnonson


HOW FAST A RE OUR REFLEXES?
Years ago. 1 was inter' iew ing a major league baseball player. I asked
: him what was the difference between a 20-30-year old player and the same
player at age 40. still in prime condition. He replied. "A fraction of a sec-
Take a shortstop for example. As soon as he sees the batter driving a
"hot grounder" in his direction. nerve impulses relay this information to his
brain and central nervous system. Impulses are then transmitted to the
Serves that control his muscles. In a fraction of a second, that shortstop must.
throw himself several feet across the infield to intercept the ball.
Science has discovered that this rapid response system can be made.
even speedier with continual practice Notice how many years on the dia-
mond are accumulated before a player finally makes it to the majors.
On the other hand. factors like age and injury usually -slow up the
process just enough to disqualify an athlete from Major League play. ,
I've pondered this phenomenon through the years, and l'\e asked
myself a similar question: what is the difference between a saint of the Ne\w
Testament variety and an average Christian today? Maybe the same answer
applies. One has a hair-trigger response to good and evil while the other is
slower.
Life moves at a fast pace these days. Without warning. a TV show you
are watching can present something you'd be smart to avoid looking at.,
How fast w ill you hit the remote? I suspect it will depend on ho\w alert you
have been the rest of the day. ,
Do you realize there is a battle between good and evil raging around
: you all the ime? Are you alert and wide awake or spiritually lethargic. Your
sensitivity may depend on whether you practice your faith every day or just
on Sunday. ," ;: "" -
Am Inurging a life of pressure and strain, a constant effort to be 'good ?'
S Not at all. Jesus said. "Come unto me. all ye who labor and are heavy laden,
: and I w ill give you rest." (Matt. 11:28') He offers a life of incredible poise
and peace!
Practice can quicken your reflexes to depend on His grace rather than
on your own abilities.



Musical To Hear Musical Men
the Wauchula Wednesday building located at 131 N. Seventh
Musicale will meet Jan. 12 for a Ave.
program entitled "Men in Music." Joining Mrs. Bell as hostess will
Dot Bell will be the program be new club member, Jackie
director for the afternoon for the Hawkins.
program wi ..h begins at 4. A time For more information on the club
of fellowship and refreshments will and its activities, call President
begin at 3:30 at the Woman's Club 'Jeraldine Crevws at 773-6841.


The habit of saving is itself an education; it fosters every virtue
teaches self-denial, cultivates the sense of order, trains to fore-
thought and so broadens the mind. : 1
-Theodore T. Munger


I .Loretta Kinzer of Zolfo Springs
celebrated her 97th birthday on
Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Although she was hospitalized
briefly over New Years, she
returned'home in time to celebrate
with some of her family and many
friends.
The honoree has been a resident
of Zolfo Springs, for 64 years and
has lived most of that time in Lazy
k. Acres Mobile Home Park.
The native ok Vandalia, Il1, mar-
ried hef first husband, Edward
Rickett, in Missouri in 1938, and
they had three children: Bill of Live
Oak, Lyle of Zolfo Springs and
Vera Klitging of Altamont, III. After
his accidental death, she married
Alvis Robinson, and after he passed
away, .she married Willis Kinzer.
She has two stepdaughters, Betty
McNabb of Wauchula and Vera
Klitging of Altamont, III.; 14 grand-
children; eight great-grandchildren;
and nine gicat-great-grandchildren.
which makes five generations.
She arid Mr. Kinzer owned the
Lazy Acres Park for many years
before selling '. it to Jim Farmer
about 20 years ago. She also,
worked for several years at Pioneer
Park, taking care of the swimming
pool and in a chicken packing fac-
tory..
SAlthough she uses a wheelchair



Tea Party Honors

One-Year-Old
Little Sylia Collins McEwen
Preston, daughter of Peter .and
Candace Sylvia Preston. celebrated
her first. birthday Dec. 9 with 'a
"Mad Hatter's Tea, Party."
.. She and her guests wore all types
of hats for her party, from formal
church hats to silly monkey hats.
She and, her -guests enjoyed
homemade chocolate cake and
HOTO drank hot tea from antique teacups
the The cake topper was a ballerina
).m.. sated from a cake the honoree's
is is great-grandmother, the late
l1 be Catheryn B. McDonald Coker. had
381. made for the one-Near-old's mother
when she was a child.
Among those relatives and
friends attending were her grand-
another, Sylvia Collins; atnt,
Martha Ree Collins and cousin,
Connor McEwen Collins, both of
Tampa; great-aunt. Kay Patarini;
cousin. 'Emily Patarini; Bruce and
Ana Collom and family;' and
Monica Hernandez and family..


Sylvia Preston


Woman' s Club

Meets Tomorrow
The WaVachula Woman's Club
will hold its first meeting in 2005
on Friday, Jan. 7, at noon at the
clubhouse located at 131: N.
Seventh Ave. "
. Hostesses for the covered dish
meeting will be Vida Tomlinson,
Mitzi Grice and Denise Tomlinson.
Zee Smith will bring a program
on public,affairs following the lun-
cheon.
Members and prospective mem-
bers are encouraged to attend.
Other events for the club during
the month of January include the
monthly bridge luncheon on Jan. 13
with Jo Thompson and Sharon
Schlitz serving as hostesses and a
workday on Jan. 11 and Jan. 25,
both at 9 a.m.'
Call President Belva eVance at
773-4740 for more information.,
Man is a history-making crea-
ture who can neither repeat his
past noir leave it behind.


most of the time, she lives alone
and needs only occasional house-
keeping assistance. Her children
visit her often, as do her friends.


COURTESY PHOTO
David Bobe Jr. & Yamaris Lambov

David Bobe Jr. &

Yamaris Lamboy Are Engaged


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Loretta Kinzer


Garden Club
To Welcome
Landscaping Expert

The Wauchula Garden Club will
meet Wednesday,. Jan. 12, at noon at
the home of Vice President Jeanette
Perrine, 1031 Briarwood Drive.
Hostesses for the meeting will be-
Mary Weisman. Nancy Majors and
Marian Leigh.
-' Mrs. Perfine, s- program direc-
tor, has invited landscaper Gordan
Cox to offer tips, and ad\ ice to the
members.
All members and guests are
encouraged.to attend.
Call President Sylvia Thornton at
735-2680 for more information on
the club and its activities.


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Mr. and Mrs. Carlos Lamboy of
Bayamon, Puerto Rico, have
announced the engagement and
approaching marriage ,of their
daughter, Yamaris, to David Bobe
Jr., son of David and Maggie Bobe
of Wauchula.
: The bride-elect is a 1994 gradu-
ate of Holy Spirit Academy in Toa
Baja, Puerto Rico. She received a
bachelor's degree in psychology
from InterAmerican University in
1998 and is currently pursuing a
doctorate in psychology from
Carlos Albizu University in Old


San Juan, Puerto Rico. She present-.
ly is employed as a case manager in.
the Center of Medical .Services in,
Toa Baja.
The prospective groom is a 199-)
graduate of Admiral,Farragut Naval)
Academy in St. Petersburg. He,
attended the University of Florida."
.He is currently an account manager.
for HSR Incorporated in Puerto
Rico.'
Plans are being made for a,.
Saturday, Feb. 26, wedding at the,
San Juan Cathedral in Old San'
Juan, Puerto Rico.


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PHOTO SUBMITTED BY JOHN ROY GOUGH
eam played 10 games in 1933, garnering 173 points, with their var-
g total of 13 points for the entire season. This netted the Wauchula
imps. Their opponents included Okeephobee, Mulberry, Fort Myers,
r Haven, Sarasota, Plant City and Arcadia. The only teams to score
with 6 points, and Plant City, with 7. Pictured at the Wauchula Ball
Hle Coker, Leroy Gough, Clinton Johnson, Louie Bethea, Ed Finney,
ck row, W.J. Scarborough, Glenn Wilson, Hubert Albritton and Glen
vay Dec. 20, 2004, was the sole survivor of this team. (Note the
fans.)


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urger on a This week in 'history, as
avory Rice, researched and compiled by Bess
den Peas, Allen Stallings from the archival
lice) Milk: pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate of...
Breakfast 50 YEARS AGO
Ik The Wauchula Ball Park was
Ham & officially designated as "Fair Field"
ad, Potato' at a 'regular meeting of ,the
'nel Corn, Wauehula City Council 'Monday
ice, JUice) night.,
.The move was made at the
request of George Blantoh, com-.
mander of the Herger Williams Post
of the American Legion, who repre-
M sented the Legion before the coun-
cil. Blanton pointed out that the
Legion has proposed such a move
laududa, in memory ofJerald W. Farr, former
post master of Wauchula, \vho had
s, taken great interest in youth acti\ i-
P ties of the area and particularly in
Ims, the American Legion Junior
rnts Baseball Program.


For the third time in a period of
three weeks, safe robbers struck in
Hardee County. Last Thursday
night a small safe at the Carlton
Buick Company was carried a short,
distance behind the building, forced'
open and robbed of $382, all the,
cash it contained. '
The safe, a small floor model,
weighed only about 300 pounds,
and was carried out of the building
through a rear door. It was carried
.to' a small stream which crosses
Sixth Avenue about 100 yards from
the building, and there it .was:
"peeled" in exactly the same man-
ner as the safes at Burke Equipment
Company and Peninsular
Equipment Company, both of
which were robbed 'three weeks
ago.
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, Irvin LaRue was installed as


conducted by ',Charles Reif Jr., Lt.
Gov. of District Nine, Kiwanis
International.
Other officers installed in the
ceremony were: Curtis Ezelle, vide'
president: Fred Dennis, secretary;,
and Marceleno Melendreras, trea-
surer.
Directors are: Robert Duren,
J.W., Thrailkill, Sam, Weiner, John
Barco, William Howard, Rev.,i
George Harper and, Ernest
Turnipseed. .

From the "Births" column: i
Mr. and Mrs. Julian Davis of
Bowling Green are the proud par-
ents of an eight pound .son bbOin:
December; 30th at the" Wauchula
Infirmary. He ,;has been named
Randall Roy.

From the "Local Paragraphs"
column: '
-Miss Barbara Ullrich, student
at Florida State University,
Tallahassee. has returned to her


studies there after spending the hol-
idays here with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Franz Ullricli.
-Gene Stringer and Bill Crews
returned to. Gainesvile, Sunday.,to0
resume their ,studies at_the
University of Florida after spending
: the holidays with their respective
'parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.K. Stringer
and Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Crews.
-Freddie Timmerman left,
Wednesday for Miami where he.
was inducted, in the U.S. Army.
From there he went to.Ft. Jackson,-
S.C., where he will be presently sta-.
tioned .
Mr. and' Mrs. Harold Metheny
and Cynthia Jo speit' several days'
last.v eek in Pinellas Park as the.
gue :s of Mrs. Metheny's parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Asa Nichols.
-Joe Carlton returned to Duke
'University. Durham, N.C.; after
spending the holidays here with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Percy'
'Carlton. '
-Tony Uthrich has returned to
his studies at St. Leo Park SchoOl of,
Dade Cit) after spending the holi-
days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Franz Ullrich.
-Mrs. Hazel Mroczka. has
accepted the position as bookkeeper
for Gibbs' Furniture Co. Mrs.
Mroczka is no stranger here as she'
has been employed there before.
-N Miss Peggy Hurst, who is
attending Florida State Universit),'
Tallahassee', has resumed her stud-
ies there after spending the holidaNys
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
'Andy Hurst. .
-N-Miss Ninfa ''Collier has
returned to ,New Orlean,- La.,"
%where she' is a' student at Sophie
New comb College after spending
the holiday' with her parents, Dr:
and Mrs. M.A. Collier.
-Mrs. C.W. Shelton and daugh-
ter, f Miss Eunice, and granddaugh-
ter, Vera Simmons, Mrs. Grace
Shelton and Ann Janes went to Lake
Wales Sunday where they saw thel
"Great Masterpiece."
-Peggy Maxwell, who is a stu-
denrt 'at Campbell College, Buie,
N.C., has resumed her studies there
after spending the holidays as: the
guest of her parents,' Mr. and Mrs.
Jesse Maxwell.

25 YEARS AGO
A public information meeting to
answer questions about the phos-
phate industry and its effects on the.
environment will be held this
Thursday, Jan. 3, at 2 p.m. in court-
room A on the third floor. of the
county. courthouse.
Dr. Herb Chapman, director of
the Ona Agricultural Research cen-
ter, will head the panel of experts
and some of his staff will be on
hand 'to contribute information
about the effects of'phosphate min-
ing and processing on crops and
livestock.
Sam Rawls will conduct the
meeting, which was set up at the


request of the county commission
in response 'to opposition in the
county to Farmland Industries'
application to mine and operate a,
fertilizer plant near Ona. ,

The recreation complex commit-'
tee Friday approved the master plan
for the recreation complex, fair
grounds, show barn-rodeo arena
and nature park on the Agri-Civic
Center grounds west of Wauchula.,

Chances are good that Hardee
'High School will regain its lost
.national accreditation from the
Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools when the new high'
school complex is. completed,
Superintendent John'Terrell said
Friday .
Terrell said the school lost its.
accreditation' abput 11 years ago
and will most likely be able, to
regain, it in the 1981-82 school year,
,after the students have moved into
the new school facility.
The school's ; accreditation was
..lost when Dr. James Smith was
elected during the teacher walk-out.

From the "Who's New?" column:-
Mr. and Mrs. Kevin Smith, a 5 lb.
13 1/2 oz. son, Andrew,David, born.
December 25, Walker Memorial'
Hospital, Avon Park.

Mrs. Margaret Stringer presented *
a preview of her forthcoming
book, "Watch Wauchula When","
as the program at the December
meeting of the Hardee Arts League.
The book will go on sale: at many of
the local' businesses ,in January
1980.

From the- "Hardee Memorial
Hospital Report" column:.
12-18-79
Admissions: Matilde Maldonado,
Melissa Maddox, John Search,
Shirley Scruggs, Louise Courson,
Wilmer Polk, Ollie Thomas..
Discharges: Herbert D. Hill,
Jamie Lee Riley, Maria Rojas,
Charles Goldtrap, Mary Wagg,
Dorothy Bell, Annie Rivers, Gladys
Clavel, John L. Weis.
12-19-79
Admissions: Claude McIvery,
Carlynne Smith, Lovie Hurd,
Virginia Byrnes.
Discharges: William Autry, Anna
Maness, Janie Godfrey..

10 YEARS AGO
Pictured on Page One are the can-
didates for the upcoming "Miss"
Project -Graduation: Marcus
Conerly, Tony Cordovi, Keith
.Revell, Chris Williams, Blayne
Trotter, Jason Pohl, Clay
Nicholson, Curtis Prine, Seth
Lambert, Jimmy Parker, Keith
Patterson, .Kory Kapusta, Matt
Holcomb and Everett Rimes.

From "Freda's Foibles" by Freda


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B. Douglas:
When I walked out of The
Herald-.\dvocate office on Dec. 13,
I had no idea I would be writing an
article with these contents on Jan. 1,
1995, but one does not always have'
control over their future, as I have
found out the hard way-in the last
few days. First of all, permit me to
sa) I nu longer i~ork at The Herld-o,
Ad~ocate.,although at Jim Kelly's'
invitation, I may be v writing this
article from time to time.
Dec. 15 found, me a surgical'
'patient at 'Sarasota. Memorial
Hospital where I had' a right carotid
artery cleaned out. I was discharged
on Dec. 15 and expected to return.to
work on Dec. 27, but, alas, on Dec.
23 I had either a seizure or a .sfrke,,
and ended up back in the hospital,: I
was discharged Dec. 26. Since then
I have been under my husband
SJohn's excellent care.
I appreciate the gestures of
friendship I have received since my
illness and will miss the people
whom I met through the newspaper,
but life will continue and, kindness
is always appreciated..

One dozen singers, one pianist
and their faithful director are all
busy a minimum' of three nights
each week as they prepare for "A
Musical Revue". to be presented,
Saturday, Jan. 14, at 6:30 p.m.'and
Sunday, Jan..15, at 2:30 p.m.
The program is being presented
by the Hardee. County Play5ers to
benefit. the renovation of
Wauchula's City Hall Auditorium,
the historic building in which the
two performances 'will be held.
Bill Reid,i who directed the
Hardee County Players' production
of "The Fantasticks" last spring,
will direct the performances, and
Carol Myer will provide the piano
accompaniment to the following
musicians .whb will sing: Kerry
Krichbaum Terrell, Laurie Linder,
Larry McCandless, Pete Hammond,
Carlynne Smith, Charlie Harvey,
Carol Ezelle, Cindy Vessels, Nancy
Kitchens, Dee Williams-Tatis,
Stephanie Mink and Roe Hawkey.

Elizabeth Williams (pictured) of
Zolfo Springs will celebrate her
87th birthday Sunday, Jan. 8, in the
recreation building at Pioneer Park.
A special invitation has been
extended, to the numerous children
she has cared for over the past 35
years.
Elizabeth, affectionately called
"Granny," is the wife of Claude
Williams who passed away in 1970.
They are the parents of six children
Herman Williams of Dunwo6oy;
Ga.; Claude Williams of Merritt
Island; Earl Williams of Wauchula;
Daphine Myers of Wauchula; Betty
Henderson of Bartow; and Kenneth
Williams of Wauchula.
Mrs. Williams has 20 grandchil-
dren and 19 great-grandchildren.

From the "Personals" column:
-Bill and Hilda Ferguson wel-
comed daughter Jan and her hus-
Sband, Jerry Spears, of Raleigh",
N.C., over the Christmas holidays.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Florida Department of Community Affairs has awarded
The City of Wauchula a Community Development Block
Grant (#05DB-1Q-07-35-02-NE6) in the amount of
$200,000.00. This grant will provide for the rehabilitation or
the demolition and replacement of at least three (3) existing
housing units affected by Hurricane Charley. All units
addressed as part of the program must be located within the
City of Wauchula. Rehabilitation on these housing units may
include minor or major work depending on the condition of
the individual unit. The rehabilitation, demolition and
replacement of all units will all be bid separately. Each con-
tractor submitting a pre-qualifying package must state what
category; rehabilitation, demolition or new construction (or
all three) that 'they are interested in participating in..
The City of Wauchula is pre-qualifying additional contrac-
tors before bidding on these units. All contractors interested
in bidding on the rehabilitation units and/or participating in
the demolition/replacement program can obtain a pre-quali-
.fication package from Phillip Wickstrom, Project
'Coordinator, City of Wauchula, 126 S. 7th Avenue, Wauchula,
Florida 33873, (863) 773-3535 or Mr. David Fox, Housing
:Coordinator, Fred Fox Enterprises, Inc. at 1-800-332-9369.
The pre-qualification package must be completed and sub-
mitted in duplicate to Phillip Wickstrom, City of Wauchula,
'126 S. 7th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873 no later than
15:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2005. The package shall
.be labeled "C.D.B.G. Contractor Pre-Qualification
;Information." A contractor pre-qualification meeting is
.scheduled for 3:00 RM., Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at the
:City of Wauchula Administrative Complex, 126 South 7th
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.
The City of Wauchula reserves the right to request any
,,additional information and data necessary to complete the
-pre-qualification review of a prospective contractor. The City
.also reserves the right to reject any pre-qualification pack-
Page submitted by a contractor.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY THOSE CONTRACTORS WHO
'HAVE BEEN PRE-QUALIFIED AND APPROVED BY THE CITY
WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT BIDS FOR THIS PROJECT.
For further Information please contact Mr. David Fox, at
Fred Fox Enterprises, Inc., at 1-800-332-9369.
j The City of Wauchula is a Fair Housing Advocate and an
,Equal Opportunity Employer. 1:c
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Mini-Minors Get Early Start


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocatp
Eight teams of little ones will
begin playing baseball on Saturday.
The eight squads are in what is
now known as the Mini-Minors of
the Hardee County Little League,
the 7- and 8-year-olds formerly
known as machine pitch baseball,
Hardee is going with the new name
used by many of the surrounding
communities and can then partici-
pate in,. the Tournament of
Champions in May as do the older
teams.
Games Saturday are at 9:30 and
11 a.m. and 12:30 and 2 p.m. at the
George Heine Jr. Little League
fields west of Farr Field off South
Florida Avenue in Wauchula. Fans
of all ages are welcome and there is
a concession stand available.
A lot of work has been done to
get the local fields ready for play.
."The City of Wauchula, their
employees and the restoration team
have been heroes to Hardee Little
League. The league Board of
Directors greatly appreciates all the
community ihas done for these ath-
letes in the past 4 and one-half
months," said media representative
Tonya Royal.
Team One is the Hardee
Petroleum Rangers, with manager.
Don. Rogers, assistants Scott Farr
and Jerry Albritton and team parent
Julie Garland. Playing for them are
eight-year-olds Alexander Clarke,
Patrick Cryscraft, Jake Deanda,
Memphis Robinson, Emily
Albritton and Cleston Sanders and
seven-year-olds Nicholas Turner,
Aaron Harrison, Kole Robertson,,
Danielle Weeks, Alyssa Skinner,
Allison Farr and Joel Garland.
ne Elks' Lodge Giants are Team
Two, with seven-year-olds Amanda
Bandy, Gabrielle Allen, Cesar
Fimbres, Johnathan Patrick, Ruben
Olmos and Adam Leyva and eight-
year-olds Ashley Trone, Glen Ellis,
Frank Farias IV, Marco DeLeon Jr.,
Caryssa Johnson and' Catlelyn
Hines. They are managed by
Kristie Trone, assisted by John
Waller and Julie Ellis and team par-
ent Marivel Garza.
On Team Three. the Culligan
Water Conditioner Braves, are
eight-year-olds Marcus Battles,
Kendall Gough, Austin Altman,
Kyle Stone, Cody Spencer and
Robert Paris, and seven-year-olds
Caleb Altieri, Russell Weems,
-Gilbert Garcia, Cervando Martinez
Jr.. Brooke Fones, Areah Wilkins
and Benjamin Tamayo. Their man-
ager is Chris Spencer, assisted by
Keith Weems and Paul Paris and
team parent Lisa Spencer.
Lee Pellom is manager of Team-
Four, the Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. (PRECo) Pirates.'
He is assisted by Scott King and
leam parent Kristen Roberts. On
their squad are seven-vear-'olds
Aaron Brown. Jesse Johnston.
William McClelland, Quinton
Sanchez, Taylor Jay Roberts, Daryl




Wagon Whe
By Virginia


SUNDAY CHURCH
On Sunday, Dec. 26th, the
greeters were Ginnie Merriman and
Shirley Russler. The special music
was by Norma McNary, Bob Bell,
Clarence Barbor. and Wayne
Russler. They sang "Beatiful Star of
.Bethlehem." The choir sang "'Ring
the Bells." Rev. James Stallings
provided the morning message to
the congregation of 31 in atten-
dance.
PRAYERS NEEDED
Special prayers are needed for,
Freda Honaker. Shirley Swisher,
Wayne Wheatley. Bolly Wint, Bob
Fuller, Esther Gorsline and Bob
Sears's daughter Lone. Please pray
for others that have problems and
sickness in their family.
KOFFEE KLATCH
The new people in the hall on
Monday Dec. 27th were Carol and
Harry Cassidy just returned to the
park. The birthday celebrated this
week is Dick HoogKamp and the
anniversaries are Jean and Carl
Alexander and Carol and Harry
Cassidy. The 50/50 went to Agnes
Porhola and the merchant certifi-
cates went to Joyce Pearsall. Agnes
Porhola, Gerri Geraci, Clarence
Barbor, Carol Cassidy. Wayne
Russler, John Chambers, Ed Young.
Willy Yoder, Grace Moore, Shirley
Swisher, Mary Ann Drust, Ginnie
Merriman, Jean Alexander, Patsy
$iemen, Tom Franks, Joyce Kaleita,
Georgine Buswell, Joyce Bates,
Linda Brewer, Marie Condra, Clair
Mattocks, Bob Sears, Bob Bell.
Karen Gustafson and the plant went
to Kenneth Reichel.
C JMING EVENTS
AND PASS EVENTS
There will be a pancake breakfast,
with sausage and American fries on
Friday Jan. 7th 7-9 a.m. The

Nature does not bestow virtue;
t'o be good is an art.,


Team Five is the Labor Solutions
Devil Rays, managed by James
Blum, with assistant Brian Smith
and team parent Joleyna Dixon.
Playing the field for them are eight-
year-olds Colton* Albritton, Kyle
Taylor, Nicholas Scaffe, Tanor
Durden, Jacob Pakovich,. Cesar
Ramirez and Micheal Tomlinson,
and seven-year-olds Kayla
Albritton, Kayla Garay, Frankie
Coronado, Brooke Dixon, Hunter
Bryant, Kyle Hewett and Faith
Hodges.
The Hardee County Sheriff's
Office Yankees are Team Six, with
seven-year-olds Jackson .Starratt,.


TEAM I 1
TEAM # 2
TEAM#3
TEAM #4


HARDEE COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
2005 MINI-MINOR LEAGUE SCHEDULE
MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
DATE Jan 7 Jan 8
FIELD 2 9:30am 1vs2
FIELD#2 1l:00am 3vs4
FIELD#2 12:30pm 5vs6
FIELD#2 2:00pm 7vs8
CONCESSION 1-4-5-8

DATE Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15
'FIELD #2 5:45pm I vs5 8vs2 7vsi5 2vs3
FIELD #2 7:15pm 6vs4 7vs3 4 vsi MinorLeague
CONCESSIONS 1-6 8-3 5-1 2

DATE Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan20 Jan21' Jan22
FIELD #2 5:45pm 3vs5 7vs I 5vs l 7vs2
FIELD #2 7:15pm 8'vs6 2vs4 4vs6-- MinorLeague
CONCESSION 8-6 7-4 1-4 2

DATE Jan24 Jan25 Jan27 Jan28 Jan29'
FIELD #2 5:45pm 8,vs 4 1lvs7 3 vs6 1 vs 8
FIELD #2 7.15pm 6vs2 5vs3 5vs4 Minor League
CONCESSION 4-6 7-5 3-4 I

DATE Jan 31 Feb I Feb 3 Feb 4 Feb 5
FIELD #2 5:45pm I vs4 3vs8 8vs5 6vs3
FIELD #2 7:15pm 7 vs 6 Minor League 2 vs 7 Minor League
CONCESSION 1-7 3 5-2 6

DATE Feb 7 Feb 8 Feb 10 Feb 11 Feb 12
FIELD #2 5:45pm 6 vs 5 3 vs I 2 vs 8 4 vs 5
FIELD #2 7:15pm Open Open 6vs7 Minor League
CONCESSION 5 3 8-6 4

DATE Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 19
FIELD 2 5:45pm 3vs2 6vsI 4vs8 2vs6
FIELD #2 7:15pm 7vs4 Minor League 3 vs 7 Minor League
CONCESSION 3-7 6 8-7 2

DATE Feb 28 Marl Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 5
FIELD #2 5:45pm 8 vs7 Ivs3 4vs7 lvs6
FIELD #2 7:15pm Open 2vs5 5vs2 8vs3
CONCESSION 8 1-5 7-2 6-3

DATE Mar7 Mar8 Mar 10 Mar 11 Mar 12
FIELD #2 5:45pm 4 vs 3 5 vs 7 4 vs 2
FIELD #2 7:15pm 6vs8 2vs I 5vs8
CONCESSION 3-8 7-2 2-5

DATE' Mar 14
TIME
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Hearanda Peroleum Rangers
Elks GLants
Culligan Braves
Preco Pirates


,.Cheyenne Pohl, Austin Beck,
Hunter Reid, Joshua Ussery,
Hannah Grace Carlton, Seth
McGee and Tucker Albritton, and
eight-year-olds Patrick Carlton,
Zackary. Crews, Dakota Froelich
and Jessie Alvarado. They are man-
aged by Brian Pohl, assisted by
Alan Beck and Scott Reid and team
parent Jenny Crews.
On Team Seven, the Vandolah
Power Marlins, are eight-year-'olds
Jacob Olmos, Michael iHeine,
Joseph Beldin, Brandon Powell and
Tyler Bragg, and, seven-year-olds,
Jason Nichols, Ty Trammell,
Jordan Rogers, Emily Bennett,


TEAM 9 5
TEAM 0 6
TEAM #7
TEAM#8


- Labor Solutions Dev l ays
- HCSO Yankees
- Vandolah Power Marins
- Lake Branch Dairy While Sox


First team listed will be the home team and occupy the third base dugout. Home team will keep the official scorebook and the visiting team
will operate the scoreboard. Parents will work concession as assigned by the team parent.


M' ashburn and Erica Pellom, and
eight-year-olds Sadie King.
Christopher Lee, Brandon 'Hill,
Timothy Perkins and Brandon
Kilpatrick. '.

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Merrnman


Christmas Eve Program was a great
program and Linda Brewer did a lot,
of work in getting it together.
Everyone showed their talent. Her
helpers were Joyce Pearsall, Muriel'
Bell. Iris Smith. Barbara Gersema,
Sandy Walker and Gerri Geraci.
The exchange of gifts went well and
we had a lot of finger foods.
The Christmas dinner turned out-
real well, with Bob Sears fixing
some great tasting ham and scal-
loped potatoes with the help of
Alice Moore. Grace Moore, Mable
Smith, Iris Smith. Carol Cassidy,
Ginnie Merriman. Bertty Vineyard,
Marty Thomason. Muriel Bell,
Carlos Dennis and everyone that
fixed their dishes to pass.
PROGRESS EUCHRE
We had seven tables playing
Monday Dec. 27th. The high man
was Carlos Dennis with 69 points
and runner-up man was Harry
Casidy with 64 points. The high
lady was Pat Over with 76 points
and runner-up lady was Joyce Bates
with 70 points. The low man was
Boo Miller with 44 points and low
lady was Eunice Franks with 38
points with The most loaners was
Ginnie Merriman with 5 loners and
the under-the-chair went to Eunice
Franks.
BID EUCHRE
On Thursday, Dec. 23rd, the high
man was Earl Bodary with 271
points and low, man was Ted
Herkimer' with 145. The women's
high was Ginnie Merriman. with
253 and the low women was
Barbara Gersema \ ith a 176. There
was no men moon shots but Barbara,
Gersema had one moon shot, even
though she was low lady for the
night.
SHUFFLEBOARD
In the elimination play off on
'Wednesday Dec. 29th, first place
was won by Ruth King and Herb
Tressier and the second place went
tc Joyce Pearsall and France Smith.


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


CHRISTMAS EVE
All the luminaries were lit by 6
p.m. on the sides of the streets. Don
and Judy Ahern, followed by Earl
Folnsbee pulling the float carrying
the carolers, led 21 decorated golf
carts through every street in the
park. Sherry Chamberlain rounded
out the parade on her decorated
bike. After the parade, everyone
met at the Rec Hall for finger food
and the singing of Christmas carols
led by Nancy Morrison. The win-
ners of the Christmas decorations
were announced.
Red Section--#1 Roger .and
Louise Craig, #2 Arlie and Linda
Thompson.
Blue Section--#1 Dick and Jerry
Craig, #2 Gene and Pam Norris.
Green Section--#1 Dale and
Sylvia Baker, and #2 Harold and
Eleanor Dice.
Yellow Section---# Frank'
Montgomery and N Marilyn
Masterson, #2 Aprele and Aideen
Dufour.
CHRISTMAS DAY
Two hundred and forty-three res-
idents, family, friends and the
Hardee County EMTs and firemen
enjoyed a delicious Christmas din-
ner consisting of ham, turkey and
all the trimmings. Nancy Morrison
sang the prayer "A Christmas
Blessing." accoripanied by Carol
Jones on the piano.
BINGO
On Dec. 27,Al Walker and Sherri
Given's split the jackpot for the first
hot ball bingo. Bill Johnson won the
paper special, with Tom Lalonde
winning the second hot ball jackpot.
SCORES
Monday Mixed Golf Dec. 27,
the winning team consisted of
Andre Dufour, Nancy Morrison and
Al Johnson.
Shuffling starts Jan. 4 -
thanks to the guys for cleaning the
courts;
Bowling starts Jan. 5.
KOFFEE KLATCH
Carolyn Gordon was' in charge\of.
the Dec. 29 Koffee Klatch. Erland
Scribner led the American Pledge,)
Sylvia Baker led the Canadian
Pledge and Cam Dunbar the prayer.


Keyna Kirkland, Omar Alamia and
Danielle Smith. They are coached
by Bobby Bragg, assisted by Keith
Pbw,. and Deanna Edwards and
team parent Vicki Trammell.
The f!oal team is the Lake
Branch Dairy White Sox, with
manager Alan Tubbs, assistant
Scott Ham and team parent Kathy
Tubbs. Playing for them are seven-
year-olds Ryan Moore, Nathaniel
Albritton, Tiffany Marshall, Rayna
Parks, Dalton Tubbs, William Ham
and Ryan Ham, and eight-year-olds
Dylan Norwood, Blake Vermilye,
Tomas Gomez, Jose Gonzalez, Tara
McNabb and London Caldwell.


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l^& Nonsense
By Joan Seaman



Happy New Year! My prayers and good wishes go to all of you for a"
happy, healthy, hurricane-free and successful 2005.

Sports slowed down a bit over the holidays. The only Hardee athletes
in competition over the holidays were the boys basketball team. They
played last week in the Manatee High School tournament, losing to
Bradenton Southeast on opening night Monday, but coming back from a'
10-point deficit to defeat Venice 63-62 on Tuesday. Wednesday's game.
against Palmetto was a thriller, with the Tigers winning 64-61.
The Cats hosted district rival Avon Park on Tuesday, and greet'
Palmetto tonight (Thursday) before going to DeSoto on Friday. Next:
week's games are at Mulberry on Tuesday, home for Fort Meade on'
Thursday and at Frostproof on Friday.

With the start of a new year, a bunch of sports are resuming or getting.-
started.
Note that Little League baseball begins Saturday with three or four
games for the Tee-Ball, Mini-Minors (formerly called machine pitch) and&'
the Minors. Come on out to the, George Heine fields off South Florida,
Avenue in Wauchula and cheer your favorite little players. Games start:
shortly after 9 a.m. Please note the season schedules and rosters in other
news in this issue.

Girls basketball began at Avon Park on Tuesday. The girls are home'
tomorrow (Friday) to face DeSoto. Next week it is a home game against
Heartland Christian on Monday, a visit from Mulberry on Tuesday and:
home for Frostproof on Friday.

Junior high hoops also get going. Hardee starts Monday at home for a
visit from Sebring. The girls play at 5:30 and boys immediately. Home
games are in the Joel Evers gym on the north campus. Hardee will host
Hill-Gustat next Thursday.

Youth basketball for grades four through seven is on Saturday mom-.
ings.

Soccer boys and girls are still on the road, as all games are this season.
They were at Port Charlotte for a double-header on Tuesday. The boys go
to Sebring on Friday evening. Next week, the girls are at DeSoto on
Monday, the boys at Avon Park Tuesday, both teams at Lake Placid on,
Thursday and the boys at DeSoto on Friday.

Speaking of hoops, former Wildcat Theo Jones is now playing at
Central Missouri State University in the Mid-America Intercollegiate
Athletics Association. He completed two years at St. John's River
Community College in Palatka, making first-team All Mid-Florida
Conference for averaging 17 points and four assists per game.

Congratulations are in order for another former Wildcat, Stephen
Judah. Now in the Air Force, Judah broke his state bench press record in the
world championships in Reno, Nev. in late November. He is now the reign-
ing 2004 world champion, with a bench press of 485 pounds. He is hopeful
the bench press will become an Olympic event so he can compete there as,
well.
Informnnation from community and school athletic events is'always welcome.'
Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail me at news.heral--,
dadtvocaie@'earthlink.neit ith news for this biweekly column. The sports.
News deadline is noon Mondays. News will be included as soon as time. and"
space allow.






On The Local Links

TORREY OAKS GOLF COURSE
CRYSTAL LAKE MEN'S LEAGUE: Eight teams played A+B+C+D.
Comifig in with 187, to take first place, were Doug Taylor, Fred Le Verone,
Bert Barr and Len Bailey. Second place went to Andre DuFour, Don Harkin,1
Al Johnson and John Thomas with 192.
CRYSTAL LAKE LADIES LEAGUE: The lady golfers played Low \
Net on Thursday. Tied for first place, with 32, were Anne DeFreitas andi'
Aieden DuFour. Nancy Morrison took second place with 36. Shirley Miller-
won the #5 pin shot.








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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
LIBRARY OF FLORIDA HISTORY
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GAINESVILLE FL 32611


TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS


COOK
By ASHLEY TIMMONS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
I interviewed my great-grandmother
Alverna Lee Carrier.
Q: When were you born?
A: Aug. 8, 1922.
Q: How old are you now?
A: I am 82 years old. /
Q: Where were you born?
A: I was born in Wise County, Va. My
daddy, who I called Poppy, was 19 years
,old and a coal miner. My mother was 17
years old.'
Q: How many brothers and sisters do
you have?
A: 'I have nine sisters and two brothers.
Q: What are their names?
A: I am the oldest, then there is Loretta
Ruth, Lois Marie, James Arthur Jr., William
Harold, Dorothy Mae, Charlotte Josephine,
Eva Jean, Alice Faye, Helen Elizabeth and
Douglas Evelyn, who we call' "Sissy".
Q: Are any or them still alive?
A: All of them except Helen' Elizabeth
,who died at 5 months' with spinal meningi-
tis and James Aithur, 19 years old. He was
,home on leave from the Navy, and was
,killed in a car wreck the night before he
was to go back.
Q: Did you go to school?
A: Yes, I went to the sixth grade.
Q: What did your school look like?
A: It was a three-room house with two
or three classes together. And we had an
outside'toilet..
Q: What studies did you lake?
A: Math, History, Spelling' and English.. ,
Q: What kind of sports did you have?
A: Well, we played basketball, softball,'
jumping over a stick held up by two people
to see who could jump the highest. throw .-


NG BREAKFAST AT 9 YEARS OLD
ing a flat thing to see how far it would go used chop sacks, and flour sacks for materi- and which one did you hate the most?
and who could throw the farthest,-and al. The chop sacks were coarse and she A: Doing housework, and helping take ,
footraces. would use the flour sacks for collars, cuffs care of the babies. I can't say I hated any of
Q: Did you enjoy the games? and trim. I never owned a store-bought my chores, I just did them. And it also was,".
A: Yes, I did, Once a year we had a field dress when I was a child. just a matter that Mommy could not do all
day where the other schools would get Q: What did your house look like? the work by herself.


together and play. I always won the blue

(Lookin' Back

ribbons. The girls from the other schools
did not like me, because I was always the'
best at running and jumping.
Q: What kind of illnesses did people
suffer from?
A: Measles, mumps, whooping cough
and, of course, there was always head lice
to worry about.,
Q: Was anyone in your family ever
really sick?
A: Yes, my brother Harold, who we 1lI
called "Dolly" cause he was so cute, got
sick and no one knew what was wrong with
him,. He had lost a lot of weight and was so
weak we had to help him sit on the slop jar
(toilet). My grandma sent for a doctor in
another town to come see him. He said he
did not know what was wrong with him. He.
finally gave him some kind of medicine and-
Ssaid it would either kill him or cure him. He
finally got better, but I don't know what he
had. My mother had cancer and died at age
39, Nov. 3, 1945, before your grandmother
Margie was born in Dec. of 1945. "Sissy"
was only nine months old.
Q: What kind of clothes did you wear
and how much did they cost?
A: My, Mommy made all our clothes,
including our underwear. She could look at
a pattern ori-see a dress and.make it. She


A: We lived in a four-room company
house with two rooms upstairs and two
rooms downstairs. We had a toilet on the
back porch. The Coal Company owned it.
Q: Did you share a room?
A: Yes, we slept three to a bed. ,
Q: Did you have a garden and what
all did you raise?
A: With as many of us, we had to have a
garden! We raised potatoes, onions, beets,
corn, carrots, turnips, green beans and 'cab-
bage. ,
Q: Did you all have to work in the
garden?
SA: Yes, my sisters and I dug it up and
got-it ready for planting. It was on the side
of the mountain so it was hard work.
Q: How old were you when you first
learned to cook?
A: I was nine years old and M6mmy had
just given birth to a baby during the night
and Poppy woke me up and told me to cook
breakfast. I slipped into mommy's room to
ask her how to make biscuits and she told
me. Poppy was never one to brag on any-
thing. His only comment was "you could
knock a bull down with these biscuits."
Q: What kind of chores did you have


,Q: What kind of food did you have at'
meal time?
A: Soupbeans, potatoes, combread or
biscuits. Sometimes mommy would cook a-
piece of beef and I would have some of the
broth. There was never any waste at our
house when it came to food. We took corn-
bread, or biscuits and put apples, tomatoes
or blackberries over them and ate that for
lunch. Or we would just have combread
and buttermilk.


i1


Q: Did your family own any guns?
A: JMy Poppy had guns he used for hunt-.
ng.


Q: What did he hunt?
A: He hunted squirrels and pheasants.
Q Did he fish?
A: Yes, but not as often as he hunted. He'
mostly hunted for squirrels. Sometimes he
would deer hunt.
Q: Did you go to church?
A: Yes, we went to the only church in
our area.
Q: What religion was it?
A: Methodist. The United Methodist
Church, a big white building with a steeple.
See INTERVIEW 3C


Start


2005 on the right foot by attending a
New Year Crusade


First Baptist Church of Bowling Green


january 9 -12 2005

Services will be held at
S 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday
and at 7:00 p.m. Monday Wednesday.


NEW YEAR CRUSADE


Guest Speaker will be


Evangelist ,

John Randalls
of Lubbock, Texas

Bro. Randalls has served as chaplain for the
Dallas Cowboys, Texas Tech,
and the Oklahoma Sooners.

Special music will be provided by members of.


First Impression
with a mini concert by the original group
on Monday evening.

ake your plans to join us in this exciting time!

Jim Strickland-Senior Pastor
4531 U.S. Highway 17 North
Bowling Green, Florida
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-Schedule Of Weekly Servi


APOSTOLIC LIGHTHOUSE ,
UNITED PENTACOSTAL CHURCH
310 Orange S ,
375-3100
Sunday Morning. .........1... 0:00 a.m..
Sunday Evening.. .............6..... .600 p.m
Tuesday Prayer Meeting .....:....7:00 p.m.,
Thursday Service ...................7:30 p.m.

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School .9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship...............11:00 a.m.
4th Sunday Worship............ ...8-00 a.m
Sun. Eve. Worship Ist & 3rd ...5:00 p m
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study..........7:00 p.m.

: CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17South
Sunday School .. ........ ..... .....9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship..................10.30 a.m.
Evening Worship ................6...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.

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 andRatliffRd. 375-22314
S375-3100
Sunday School .. ...........1... 0:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....... .. .. .. 6-30 p m.
Wednesday........ ... ..7:30 p m..

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
SMain & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship ............1....0:30 a.m
'Sunoay Evening................ 6-00 p.m
Wed. Prayer Meeting ........... .7:00 p.m.

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

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Bowling Green
S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
Sunday School ....................9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............1...I -00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................6:30 p m

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School ...... ...... ....9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ............. .. 11.00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship.................... .5.00 p.m
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study.................... 7:00 p.m

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9-45 a m.
Morning Worship .............. ... .11:00 a m
Sunday Evening........................6:00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m

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

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacion I1:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ......7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ..7:00 p.m.


IMMANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or-
773-9019
Sunday School 9:45 a m.
SMorning Worship............ ....11 :00a.m.
Evening Worship ...................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer................... 7:00 p.m

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School ....... ...............9:30 a.m.
Morning Service..... ............ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service............ ... ......7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer Ser 7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Evening 6-00 p.m

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 ML Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School........ .... ..... .....945 a m.
Morning Worship.................... 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ..................5:00 p m.i
Evening Worship ....................7:00 p m.
Wednesday Prayer Time .........7:00 p.m.

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


PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17 375-229
Domingos Escuela Dom..........9:45 a.m
Servicio de Addracion............11:00 a.m
Servicio de Predicacion ............5:00 p.m
Miercoles Servico ................6:30 p.m

VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday*Schbool........ ...... 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



LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
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

NEW ELIM -
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST,
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.t
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School ....................1... 0:00 a.m
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m
Disciples Training .............. 6:00 p.m
Evening Worship ............6.......6-30 p m
Wednesday Prayer................:::...:..7:00 p n

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School .............. .......10:00 a.m
Morning Worship ...... ...... I.1:00 a.m
Evening Worship ........... .......6-00 p m
Wednesday Prayer. ...........7:00 p.m

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School .. .. .................. 9:45 a.m
Morning Worship .............. .....11:00 a m
Disciples Training .... ...... ........ 5:OQ p.m
Evening Worship .... .. ..........7:00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m

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APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
New York Ave. and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School ................... 10-00 a m
Evening Service.... ................. 5:00 p.m
Tuesday Serv ice..................... 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service ...............7-00 p m
BETHEL MISSIONARY CHURCH
405 S. Florida Ave.
Sunday Morning Service .... ...10:00 a.m
Sunday Evening Worship........ 1:00 a.m
Wed. Night Service & Worship 7:00 p.n
Saturday Prayer ................ .....7:00 p m
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
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
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study......................0:00 a.m
Worship Service .......... .. ........11:00 a.m
Sunday Evening............. ..........7:00 p.m.
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ...............11:30 am.
Sunday Evening Worship.......... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ...........7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month ............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting .................9:00 a.m
Sunday School ........... ..... ...10:00 a.m
Priesthood.... .. ....... .. ...11:00 a.m
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School .............. .........10:00 a.m
Sunday Morning..........1. 1:00 a.m
Sunday Night ................. .........6:00 p.m
Wednesday Night,..............7:30'p.m

It's not only children who gro
Parents do too. As much as v
watch to see what our child
do with their lives, they at
watching us to see what we
with ours. I can't tell my ch
dren to reach for the sun. Al
can do is reach for it, myself
-Joyce Mayna


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FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
5 114 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.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ............7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909

Sunday School..... .. ... ........10:00 a.m.
. Morning Service.................. 11:00 a.m.
SEvening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ............. ....7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD'
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.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
.. 1570 W Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... ............. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................6:30 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
r MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuelh Dominical ...........9:45 a.m.
n Servicio de Adoracion ......... 11:00 a.m.
Predicacion.......... .... ... ..... .11:30 a.m .
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ..... .7:30 a.m.
/ FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
. Sunday' School 9:30 a.m.,
Worship Service .........1...... 0:45 a.m.
i Wed. Youth Meeting ......6:30- 8:00p.m.
Wednesday Service .......... .......6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study 6:30- 7:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School ............... ...... 10:00 a m.'
S Morning Service. ........... .. ... II'00 a m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m..
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

FIRST NSSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School ............ .....9-30 a.m
Morning Service.............. 1100 am.
evening Worship ....................6:00 p m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study ..................... 6.00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study .........7-00 p.m.
i. FIRST UNITED
i. METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-0657
Early Worship......................... 9:00 a m.
Sunday School ...................... 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Worship...............1..11:00 a.m.
Evening Service................... 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
Now Meeting at
7, Northside Baptist Church
. 912 N. EIGHTH AVE. 773-9386.
1. Sunday Morning Service ........ 8-30 a.m
Evening Worship ............. ... .. 6 00 p.m
1. Tuesday Youth Ministry ...7.....7-00 p.m.
Adult Tuesday Service .........7..7-00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Nondenominational
. 810 W. Tennessee SLt 773-3753
. Sunday School .................... 10:00 a.m.
. Morning Service .......... ... 1-00 a.m
. Evening Worship ........... ...6-00 p.m.
.Monday Prayer Service ......... .7:00 p.m.
Thursday Youth Service...........7-30 p.m.
Thursday Service... ..............7:30 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ................9...9!00 a.m
Sunday School.. ................9.....9-30 a.m
W orship ........................... ... 10:30 a.m
Wed. Night Dinner..................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road- 1131
Sunday Morning................ 10:00 am.
Tuesday Evening ........ ... ....... 7:30 p m.
. Thursday Evening ............ 7:30 p.m.
i. JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening....... ........... 4:00 p.m
Monday Evening ................. .7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening.............i....7:30 p m.
.' LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
*. 3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
S- Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service............ ....... I11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... ... ... ..6:00 p m
w. Wednesday Prayer...................7:00 p.m
ve ,
en NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
re Comrner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
o 735-0555
SI NEW~V HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
. 1 1999 State Road 64 East
!" Sunday School .......... ....9:45 a m
rd Morning Service................ 11:00 am.
Chuinch Training ................5:45 p.m
Evening Worship ................5-00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer................7-00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0022
Morn. Worship (lst & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m
Sunday School .................. .. ...945 a.m.
Morning Worship...................I1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service.......4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m
Wed. & Pri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p m


WAUCHULA .
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-69',.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
DiscipleJ*p Training................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..................5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................6:45 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W, Main St. 735-0321
Sunday SdA, l 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Church Training 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ............7:00 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
,1643 Stenstrom Road 773-4858
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.,
Sunday Fellowship..:...............11:00 a.m..
Weight Watchers
meet Thursday .....................5:00 p.m.-

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

RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program WZZS Sundays9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.tn.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ......:.............7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hsy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday. School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service ...... .. 600 p m.
Wednesday Service. ... 7 00 p m

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

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) .........5-00 p m
(Spanish) ..7.30p.m.
Sunday (English) ..... ..... .. 9.00 a m.
(Spanish) ..... .. 1030 am
(Creole ... . .. I1 00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ... 8 30 a m.

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9068
Sabbath School .. ..10:15 a m.
Morning Worship.. ......... 9-15 am.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ............7-00 p m
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10Ih Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School ......9 45 a m.
Morning Worship .............11-00 a m.
Discipleship Training ........ 600 pm
Evening Worship. ... 7:00 p m.
Wednesday Pra)er ........6...45 p m

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenlon Road
773-2946
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
TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY
116 Orange St.
Sunday School ... .. 10-00 a.m.
Morning Worship .. 11 30 a.m
Evening Worship .. 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Sidy. & Child Train 7 00 p m.
Fnday Prayer Service. ...... 7.00 p m

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ....... 10:00 a.m
Morning Worship .. 11- I5 a.m.
Evening Worship ... 6-00 p.m.
Wed Night Farm Training .7-30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study .... 7 00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship 7:30 p.m

WAUCHULA HILLS
BAPTIST CHURCH
615 Rainey Blvd. 773-4010 773-3683
Sunday School .. 9-45 a.m
Morning Worship .. 1100 a m
Church Training .. ... 6.00 p.m
Evening Worship ...... 7.00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ...... .7:00 p m.

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ..'. ..... 10:00 a m
Church ............. 10:00 am
Youth Service .. . ... ..6:00 p m.
Evening Service ...... 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service . 7"30 p m.

WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ... .... 10.00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...... 7"30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer. ...... 730 p.m
Thursday Worship 7.30 p.m.
Saturday Worship .. 7"30 p m


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WAUCHULA
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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.

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
102 N. 6th Ave. (Earnest Plaza)
773-2929
Sunday Service............ 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ............ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Service.......... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service..... 7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
BEACON OF TRUTH
UNITED PENTECOSTAL CHURCH
3059Elm St. 735-8498
Sunday School .......... .. 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ........... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Christian Education ..... 7:00 p.m..
CHARLIE CREEK BAPTIST
CHURCH
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.

CHRISTIAN HERITAGE
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Parsonage 735-0443
Sunday School .............. 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship........... 10:30 a.m.
Children's Church. .......... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship .......... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & F.T.H. ........ 7:00 p.m.

COMMUNITY WESLEYAN CHURCH,
Gardner
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........ .. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service .. ....... 7:00 p.m.,

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

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...... ... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday... ........ 7:30 p.m.

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study........ ....... .10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ........... 11:00 a.m.

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday Sclhool ... ....... .10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..... ... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer .. ...... 7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Steve Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 735-1851
Sunday. School .'....... 10:00 a m.
Worship. ............11:00 a.m.
Evening .. .............. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible & Prayer Meet ... 700 p.m.


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


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

REALITY RANCH COWBOY
CHURCH
2.1/2 Miles east of i
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School... .......... 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy
Fellowship'. .......... 7-9 p.m.

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

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

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ...... .. i0:00 a.m.
Servicio ................. 11:00 a.m.
Pioneer Club.............. 6:30 p.m.
Servicio de la Noche.......... 7:00 p.m.
Mierecoles Merienda ... ; .... 6:00 p.m.
Servicio ....... ... ....... 8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ...... 5:00 p.m.

ZOLFO BAPTIST CHURCH
311 E. 4th Ave. 735-1200
Sunday School ........ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........... 11:00 a.m.
Training Union;............. 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ............ 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:30 p.m.


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"Just wait, Mark and Meghan, let's see how many snowflakes come
down. Just a few may melt, but if it continues to snow, they will stick ,
together and the snow will become deeper and form a stronger surface for
your sled. Maybe we can make a snowman, too." It takes millions of
snowflakes to make enough snow to play in.
We have often heard that "there is strength in numbers". As this
applies to snowflakes, it also applies to us, God's children. "From Him the
whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows
and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work." [Ephesians 4:16]
SYes, when we worship God as a group or a congregation, we grow in
strength. This increases our ability to perform a variety of functions to
help othersas we glorify Him. In the words of Andrew Marvell...
"Let us roll all our strength and all
Our sweetness up into one ball,
And tear our pleasures with rough strife
Through the iron gates of life."
Many together can accomplish more than one person alone. Won't
you worship with your friends and neighbors at your local church or
synagogue this Sabbath?


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'* Q: Did you all have any radios or
T.V.s?
A: No T.V. but Mommy listened to the
radio and Poppy would tell her that one day
you would be able to see what you heard.
Mommy would always say "Arthur, you
'know better than that."
Q: What did your mother listen to on
-" the radio?
SA: Ma Perkins and Lowell Thomas and
the news,
Q: What was tL. cost of houses, food,
and cars, when you were a child?
SA: I don't remember the prices but when
"" you went to the Commissary, they had
:sugar and other supplies in big barrels and
i "it was measured out as to how much you
wanted. You could buy dried beans for 10
cents a pound, and get seasoning meat to go
"with it for five cents. Candy was a penny_
apiece.
Our house was rented from the company
and we paid $4.50 every payday for rent. I
don't know about the price of homes or
cars.
t. Q: You said Commissary. What is,
That?
A: Well, as I said my Poppy was a coal,
miner and we traded on script at the store.
It was a company-owned store close to our
house and they carried everything. When
my Poppy got his pay check it was spent on
installments, house rent or script. No it was
not like food stamps; we paid for the script.
Q: What was a major crime?
A: We never heard of any bad crimes.
'The only time we heard anything bad was if,
there was a mine cave-in or an explosion in
,, the mines. Then you would hear the whistle
blow and everyone would be scared to
death. I am sure things went on like they do.
today but we never heard about them.
Q: How did you wash clothes?
A: We used a washboard and a tub. For
soap, we used Octagon soap or soap
Mommy made from used grease she saved.
My grandma could always tell when- it was
ready to be "poured up." She used a sas-
safras stick. She would dip it in the soap
and if it flaked on the stick it was ready to
be "poured up." When the soap cooled, it ,
would be cut into bars.
Q: Who was the President of the
United States then?


A: Calvin Collidge and then Herbert
Hoover, after him F.D. Roosevelt.
Q: What kind of entertainment] Ad
you have?
A: We played hopscotch, tic-tac-toe, and
jacks. We gathered flat smooth rocks and
used them for jacks.
Q: Did you go to the movies and how
much did it cost?
A: Yes, when I got a little older and you
could get in for 25 cents.
Q: Did you have a favorite actor?
A: Oh yes, I loved Gene Autry. One time
he was on and I begged Poppy to let me go'
with' some of my friends, I told him if he
would let me go I would never ask to go
again. He let me go so the next Saturday
-when my friends were getting ready to go I
didn't say a word. When Poppy saw them
he asked me, "are you going to the show
with them?" I told him that I had said I
would never ask again. He handed me 25
cents and told me to go..
Q: How often did you-all go to town?
A: Not too often. When we did, the kids
Stayed in the car' while Mommy went in and
got what .was needed.
Q: Did you ever ihae any pets?
A: We had a dog we called Spot. Poppy
had hunting dogs. I remember one time he
had one he gave away to a man in the next
town and the next morning when we got up
he was on the porch. Poppy said if he liked
us so much that he would come back after'
we gave him away that he would never give,
him away again.
Q: How and when did you meet
Grandpa Carrier?
A: I was 15 years old and I went to our
Sunday school class Christmas party. He
was a 21-year old miner. His boss. who
went to our church, had invited him. I had a
plate with some food on it and he came
,over with his plate. He said to me "Ibet I
can eat all that's on my plate before you
'can." I never ate a bite of my food. When
Sthe party was over,.he walked me home. He
came in and he and my Poppy shook hands.
They already knew each other because of
their job. We met in December and were
married March 28, 1938. '
Q: How many children did you have
and what are their names?
A: I have five children. Their names are


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Q: How many. grandchildren and
great-grandchildren do you have?
A: I have 10 grandchildren, one, which
we lost when she was 3 months old) and 17
great-grandchildren.
Q: Is there anything you would like to
add to the thing you have already told
me?
A: Yes, your great-grandfather died in
July of 1981. We had over 40 years togeth-
er and I still miss him today. I thank God
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and great-children. They are a blessing to-
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January 6,2005, The Herald-Advocate 3C
write about "Honey" and the wonderful life
that she has lived. She has had sad times
and happy times but it does not make her
faith waver. I was hardly 1 year old when I
started to call her "Honey." We were in the
store and she asked my Grandma Margie a
question and her reply was "Honey I don't
know", I was told I went through the store
calling "Honey", and that I 'have called her
that since that day. Thank you "Honey" for
sharing your memories with me. I love you.

Teens Interview Elders is a weekly series
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By George!
By George
The Bear


SHowdy folks, George here.
Well, We here at the Hardee County Animal Refuge, down at Pioneer
Park has been having' a duce of a time! We been so consarn busy that we
haint had no time ta fill ya all in on the happinins here about. First it was
* the rain, just sheets of it! then the wind, haint seen nuthin like it before,
trees was a falling, and all sorts a things was a flyi, through the air. We were
S all kinda hunkered down hopin' that We weren't gonnablow away too! The
i only ones hapDy about it all was those alleygators! They was a singing, and
a partyin, something' fierce. Seemed like the worst the weather got, the more
fun they was ahavin' Yup, they was a singin' and dancin' an' partyin' down
i in fine style!, Goomer and Gober, them Ostriches down that a way was a
tellin' it was down right sinfull how they was actin'! But, jest about then is
S when that big tall fire tower got ta swayin' around and creakin' well, and
FELL right over inta those "gaters exhibit where they was a partyin'. Well.
let me tell ya, things got real quiet down "gater way! and we haint heard a
lot from 'em since!
Well, a few days later, along comes the high water! It was so deep
"round here that the Ostriches had ta move out inta higher ground, and those
big sissies, the cougars, Dakota and Samson, deserted the whole park and
went over ta Sebring or some police like that, ta stay with some relatives!.
SEverbody else stayed right in their exhibits and when the "girls" that I got
Sworkin down here for me come around with a CANOE with our food in the'
morning' we knew it was about as bad as it could get, and still be fun! Our
nice pool was full a tree branches and a few of the rails in the boardwalk
got knocked down by trees. .
Well, everboudy stood the fierce storm real good and we wants ya all
.. ta know that some day we'll get ever thing all cleaned up and oack to where
yall can come ta visit again. We just wants ta tell ya that you should be glad
that the storm didn't'go outside the refuge area where you and your fami-
lies live 'cause it wasn't much fun!!
Recent news ta tell yall, That cute little Emily, the youngest racoon,
*- down there in that exhibit has just lately given birth to two swell little tikes!
Yup, Mr. Fox reported the whole thing ta me. and then later I seen 'emr
myself. I hear tell that she has named them "Charlie" and "Jeanne"! I can't
figure where she got them names from, probly some distant relative or
something Well, I'm gonna ask Sheri ta get a pitcher around fer ya all ta
see, they are hard ta get ta stand still long enough ta get a good site of 'em.
Well, one more thing, before I go, Sheri and Carmen ,as a standing' up
on the boardwalk. just a looking' down at us bears, and I overheard one of
"em -y:
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firmly in its grasp if you never. -Doug Larson

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN CDBG
INVITATION FOR LEAD
CONTRACTORS/INSPECTORS
The City of Bowling Green is requesting sealed bids from
licensed contractors and inspectors for LEAD INSPEC-
TIONS, RISK ASSESSMENTS AND CLEARANCE TESTS OF
SINGLE FAMILY HOMES, all of which will be located in the
Incorporated areas of the City of Bowling Green.
Interested firms can secure a copy of the bid forms and all
other pertinent information from Mr. David Elbertson, City
Manager, City of Bowling Green, 104 East Main Street, P.O.
Box 608, Bowling Green, Florida 33834.
Interested Contractors/vendors shall submit three (3)
sets/copies of their bids, one being marked original. Bids
must be received on or before 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, January
18, 2005 and shall be plainly marked on the outside of a
sealed envelope/container: Proposer's name and address
and in the bottom left corner CITY OF BOWLING GREEN
SHIP/CDBG LEAD INSPECTION QUOTES. Proposals can be
hand delivered to Mr. David Elbertson, City Manager, City of
Bowling Green, 104 East Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida
33834, or mailed to the above address. Proposals will be
opened at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 18, 2005. Proposals
received after the specified date and time will not be accept-
ed.
The City of Bowling Green reserves the right to waive infor-
malities, to reject any or all bids/proposals and accept all or.
any part of any bid/proposal as they may deem to be in the
best interest of the City of BowlingGreen.
The City of Bowling Green is a Fair Housing Advocate and
an Equal Opportunity Employer. .1 ,


REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS
(RFQ) FOR SURVEYOR SERVICES
The City of Bowling Green, as part of its Community
Development Block Grant Program #05DB-1Q-07-35-02-
NE4, is soliciting letters of interest from qualified surveyors
to perform individual surveys on at least one (1) parcel of
property within the City of Bowling. Green in conjunction with
the Housing Replacement Activity.
All surveys shall meet the minimum technical standards as
set forth in F.A.C. 61G-17 and shall include the following:
1. The location of all property corners and the
footprint of all existing permanent structures on
the property. ,-
2. Permanent corner markers.
3. A benchmark for the minimum floor elevation
required.for the new replacement dwelling, if the
property is located in a flood zone,., -
4. A survey. showing the property corners,; foot-
print,and floor elevation of the new replacement
structure when complete.
Interested parties should submit a Request for
Qualification package which shall include a letter of interest,
a copy of their resume indicating the number of years the
firm has been in business, a minimum of five (5) client refer-
ences, surveying experience of firm's staff, estimated time
required to complete one (1) single family residence survey,-
ability to perform in a timely manner, license and insurance
to David Elbertson, City of Bowling Green, 104. East Main
Street, Bowling Green, Florida 33834. Bid packages should
be submitted to the City no later than 4:00 p.m., January 18,
2005. If you have any questions regarding the survey
requirements, contact Mr. David Fox, Project Coordinator,
Fred Fox Enterprises, Inc. at 1-800-332-9369.
Applicants will be scored as follows:
1. Number of years the firm has been in busi-
ness 15 points:
2. Client references 10 points
3. Surveying experience of staff 25 points
4. Estimated time required to complete one (1)
single family residence survey 25 points
5. Ability to perform in a timely manner 25
points
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COURTESY PHOTO
Emily stands patiently watching her babies, Charley and Jeanne
as they play.


The Real Florida
By Dorothy Harris
State Park Ranger


Happy New Year! 2004 is officially over and all that remains are the
memories and experiences. We hope that you and your family had the
opportunity for some positive outdoor adventures-unrelated to the hurri-
canes of course! If you didn't. why not consider making that one of your
resolutions for this New Year?
Florida State Parks have so much to offer families, teens, adults and
seniors. One of those experiences is coming up at Highlands Hammock
State Park on Jan. 15th. The Ramblin' Rose band "will perform from 7 to
9:00 p.m. in the picnic area.
As the second concert in our 2004-2005 "'Music in the Park" series.
this performance will feature high-energy traditional and modem bluegrass
music. Admission is just $5 per person and accompanied children age 16
and under are admitted free of charge. Please bring a lawnchair or blanket.
flashlight, bug spray and any other items you might need. Picnickers and
tailgaters are welcome, or you can plan to purchase dinner. s, s.and
desserts at the Hammock Inn. Whether ,ou bring your dipner. or b' from
the restaurant, you are sure to have a lovely evening out. -Yet can e& y the
cool weather, evening breezes and upbeat music.
This energetic group consists of five ladies, four of which are actually
family. Loretta Woodson, the mom. plays rhythm guitar and sings. Sisters
Linda Philips, Kathy DeVane and Renee Riddle play the bass guitar, banjo
and fiddle. All provide vocals along with Crisha Ashwill, who plays the
mandolin.
These ladies have performed all around our state, as well as through-
out the U.S. and into parts of Canada. In 1984. just three years after the
'band formed, they won third place in the Florida Bluegrass Championship.
Later, in 1991, they performed again and won the second-lace champi-
onship title.
Now you can enjoy their music right here. outside under the stars.
'Concert attendees are welcome to come out early and set up their picnics:
just remember that arrival prior to 6 p.m. will require you to pay the $4 per
carload park entry fee. We recommend that anyone planning to tailgate or
BBQ consider this early arrival to ensure parking at the concert/picnic cir-
cle. Once this parking is full. you may drive in to drop off chairs, baskets,
family members, etc., and then park your vehicle in the overflow parking
area just a short distance away.
We look forward to ringing in the New Year with you out here in "the
REAL Florida." Come join us for a fun. relaxing evening out. Best of all.
concert admission proceeds benefit your state park through the Friends of
Highlands Hammock. Visit their booth fo learn more about the programs,
projects, and park improvement plans for 2005. See you there!


PUBLIC NOTICE
The Florida Department of Community Affairs has awarded
The City of Bowling Green a Community Development Block
Grant (#05DB-1Q-07-35-02-NE4) in the amount of
$200,000.00. This grant will provide for the rehabilitation or
the demolition and replacement of at least three (3) existing
housing units affected by Hurricane Charley. All units
addressed as part of the program must be located within the
City of Bowling Green. Rehabilitation on these housing units
may include minor or major work depending on the condition
of the individual unit. The rehabilitation, demolition and
replacement of all units will all be bid separately. Each con-
tractor submitting a pre-qualifying package must state what
category; rehabilitation, demolition or new construction (or
all three) that they are interested in participating in.
The City of Bowling Green is pre-qualifying all contractors
before bidding on these units. All contractors interested in
bidding on the rehabilitation units and/or participating in the
replacement program can obtain a pre-qualification package
from Mr. David Elbertson, City Manager, City of Bowling
Green, 104 East Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida 33834,
(863) 375-2255 or Mr. David Fox, Housing Coordinator, Fred
Fox Enterprises, Inc. at 1-800-332-9369.
The pre-qualification package must be completed and sub-
mitted in duplicate to Mr. David Elbertson, City of Bowling
Green, 104 East Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida 33834
no later than 4:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2005. The pack-
age shall be labeled "C.D.B.G. Contractor Pre-Qualification
Information." A contractor pre-qualification meeting is
scheduled for Wednesday, January 12, 2005, at 1:00 p.m.
The City of Bowling Green reserves the right to request any
additional information and data necessary to complete the
pre-qualification review of a prospective contractor. The City
also reserves the right to reject any pre-qualification pack-
age submitted by a contractor.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY THOSE CONTRACTORS WHO
HAVE BEEN PRE-QUALIFIED AND APPROVED BY THE CITY
WILL BE ALLOWED TO SUBMIT BIDS FOR THIS PROJECT.
For further information please contact Mr. David Fox, at
Fred Fox Eniterprises, Inc., at 1-800-332-9369..
The City of Bowling Green is a Fair Housing Advocate and
an .,Equal Opportunity Employer. ,


a bear! When you're a bear, you get to hibernate. You do nothing but sleep
for six months, I COULD DEAL WITH THAT!
"Before, you hibernate, you're supposed to eat yourself stupid. I
COULD DEAL WITH THAT TOO!
"When you're a girl bear, you birth y ; 'dren (who are about the
size of walnuts) while you're sleeping and yca, .e up to partially grown,
cute, cuddly cubs! I COULD DEFINITELY DEAL WITH THAT!
"If you are a mama bear, everyone knows that you mean business. You
swat anyone who bothers your cubs. If your cubs get 6ut of line, you swat
them too! I WOULD D DEAL WITH THAT!
"If you re a bear, your mate EXPECTS you to wake up growling. He.
EXPECTS that you will have hairy legs and excess body fat!!
"''YUP, GONNA BE A BEAR!!
This column is prepared with the assistance of Hardee County Animal
Refuge. employees Carmen Soles, Sheri Judah, Ryan Harris and Walter
Williams.


creation never ends
It all lies within you -,
on you it all depends

Don 't let your talent sit.
Begin to find it out
work hard until you find it


Because that's your way out.


-Diana Aquilina
Wauchula


PUBLISH YOUR ORIGINAL POETRY!
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.



NOTICE
REQUEST FOR VARIANCE
All interested persons are hereby notified, that
Silvino Lopez is requesting a variance from the
Land Development Code to reduce the side set-
back from 10' to 6.5' to build an addition to his res-
idence. The property is legally described as:
LOT 5 BLK 1 AVALON PARK ADD
The proposed request will be considered by the,
Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board on Monday,
January 17, 2005 at 6:00 p.m.,; at the Wauchula
Administrative Complex, 126 S. 7th Avenue and,'
the Wauchula City Commission on Monday,
February 14, 2005 at 6:00 p.m., at the Commission
Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Wauchula, Florida.-
Any interested persons) will be heard at these;
meetings. If any person decides to appeal any-
decision made by the Board or Commission with<.
respect to this request for which he will need a^
verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need.
to ensure that such verbatim record is made.

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HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today.
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,:
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda
topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for
advertised public hearings.
--Central Florida Health Care request for one-time local match monies
for dental services, Gaye Williams, 8:35 a.m.
-approval of Road and Bridge union contract.
.-reappointment of advisory board members.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-'
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish
to plan to attend.





A Symphony of Life
I have a symphony in life
that I alone can play
It doesn't depend on others
though they can help my way
An orchestra can play
I can hear every sound
I can walk on through life
with my feet planted on the ground
Why is it we so often think
Although we way we are not 0
That we have so many boundaries
When really we do not
SAll the ambition in us
fails us all at times
That creates the boundaries;
it alone creates the lines
People throughout the world have proven
There are really no boundaries, you see
So many walk on through them
This no mystery
We might have a problem
We cannot see our way over that
with one right push it is behind us
can't we all do that?
Look up the gift within you
use it more each day,
When something doesn't workfor-you
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During the past week, sheri-ff's deputies ,and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
Jan. 2, Douglas. Raymond Richardson, 43, of 311 Georgia St.,
Wauchula, -was arrested by Probation Ofc. Jeff Brindlinger on a warrant
charging him with petit theft and also charged with violation of probation
(original charge grand theft). .
Jan. 2, Steven Rodriguez Jr.; 17, of 4092 Dixianna Dr., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with lewd and
. lascivious behavior with-a person 16 and under.
Jan. 2, a residential burglary on E. Main St. and business burglary on
SU.S. 17 N were reported.


Jan. 1, Santos Ramirez Colmenares, 20, of 1007 U.S. 17 N., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Kevin White. and charged with domestic bat-
tery.
: Jan. 1, Joshua James Alderman, 18, of 5237 N. CR 663, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. James Adler and charged with battery.
Jan 1, a fight was reported on U.S. 17 N.
Dec. 31, Juan Cristobal, 36, of Second St., Immokalee was arrested by
.corrections Dep. Earl Harrison on a capias alleging failure to pay a fine on
a conviction for battery.
Dec. 31, Robert Daniel Staton, 35, of 930 Buttonwood Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by the interagency Drug Task Force and charged
with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure
to change vehicle registration.
Dec. 31, Kimberly Denise Stewart, 32. P.O. Box 31, Zolfo Springs. was
arrested by the Drug Task Force and charged with possession of marijuana.
Dec. 30, John Erick Tucker, 40, P.O. Box 1381, Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on warrants charging him with violation'
of probation (original charges three counts petit theft and grand theft).
Dec. 30. Charlene Denae Coker, 38, of 1850 Heard Bridge Road,


Freda's Foibles
By Freda B. Douglas


:: .-----.---- .! .,
this is without a doubt, in my 16-plus years of writing "Freda's
.J Foibles," the hardest column I have had to write, but write it I must.
Writing this particular column has nothing to do with my health. It has.
rather, a lot to do with my body. I am tired. Not too tired to manage my
online business, but too tired to do both.
Writing this column has been a joy for me, and I know it has been for
+ my readers, at least most of them.
My first stint at writing for The Herald-Advocate happened many years
ago, when I first came to Hardee County. (Gosh, has-it been 20 years since
. John and I came to Crystal Lake Village as newlyweds?) I started as corre-
spondent for our park. Then. Betty Empric, a long-timq Herald-Advocate
employee, became ill, and I offered to help out until she was better.
Unfortunately, that was not meant to happen, and Jim Kelly gave me a part-
.. time job, and soon asked me if I would like to try my hand at advertising. I
asked him if he would give me some accounts. His answer "Go dig for
them!" Dig I did, and by the time I quit, 10 years ago this week, I had over
200 accounts. My secret when a customer told me he/she couldn't afford
to advertise I believed them. As a result when they had the money, it was
me they contacted.
In the meantime. I had quit writing for our park. Instead I asked for and
'. received permission to write this column. After I had my stroke and could
no longer maintain my poslion;, retaughtt myself to type, and except for a
few weeks of mental adjustment. I have written continuously for this news-
paper. When John and I spent five months at his son's RV park in Michigan,
I traveled with my typewriter and sent my column back weekly. I have writ-
' ten about most everything; I have' made many friends and an occasional
enemy when somebody disagreed with my truths as I knew them. I was
never afraid of speaking my own mind, and I'm still not.
There comes a time, however, when changes have to be made, and a
person should never be afraid of changes. Sometimes changes must be
made. I have not made this decision without a great deal of thought. You
quite likely will see me in print again some time when something comes up
I think you should know, and I know nobody would have the courage of
their convictions to write about it.
1 truly appreciate the kindnesses and support my readers have shown
me over the years. I appreciate the subtle changes Bess (Stallings) has made
in my column over the years to mhke it more readable, and even more I
appreciate that those changes were not made without my knowledge.
I imagine I will miss writing my column. A habit of more than 16 years
-will be hard to break, but it is time for me to step down and let somebody
with more modem ideas take my place..


Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging her with
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dec. 30, a theft on REA Road was reported.
Dec. 29, Jose Fidencio Garza, 32, of 2599 Garza Road, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson, and charged with domestic violence
battery and resisting arrest without violence and detained on a capias alleg-
ing failure to pay a fine on a conviction for giving a false name to a law
enforcement officer.
Dec. 29, Gregory Allen Cumbest, 39, of 516 E. Orange St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Det. John Shivers and charged with grand theft and
defrauding a pawn broker.
Dec. 29, James Albert Parlor, of Lakeland; was arrested by corrections
Dep. Earl Harrison on a warrang charging him with non-support.
Dec. 29, Jennie Marie Smith, 23, of 4044 Dixiana Drive, Bowling
Green, was arrested by corrections Dep. Earl Harrison on a court pickup
order.
Dec. 29, a residential burglary on Doc Coil Road, a burglary on CR 663
,and a theft on Webb Road were reported.
Dec. 28, Richard Raymond Hemandez, 18, of 2111 Jackson Drive,.
Sebring,.was arrested by Dep, Joe Marble on a Highlands County charge of.
-failure to appear in a court on a charge of criminal mischief.
Dec. 28, Alexander Jackson, 20, of 348 River Chase, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on warrants charging him with violation of
probation (original charges criminal mischief, trespass and two counts bat-,
tery), and capiases charging him with assault, failure to appear in court on
a charge of resisting arrest without force, and failure to pay fines on con-
victions for no valid license, possession of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia.
Dec. 28, Genaro Botello, 22, P.O. Box 1791, Zolfo Springs, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Joe Marble on a Hillsborough County warrant alleging failure
to appear in court on a charge of killing or wounded a designated species.
Dec. 28, a residential burglary on Walking Horse Drive, criminal mis-
chief on Honeysuckle St. and a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 N. were reported.
Dec. 27, Crystal Danielle Brady, 20, of 136 S. Osceola Ave., Arcadia,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging her with violation
of probation (original charge assault and battery).
Dec. 27, Esmeralda Garza, 26. P.O. Box 1143, Wauchula. was arrested
by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias alleging failure to appear in court on a
charge of retail theft.
Dec. 27, criminal mischief on.Roberts and Simms roads, a theft on
Heard Bridge Road, and vehicles stolen on Theater and Sienstrom roads
were reported. : U, H ,
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Jan. 2, Jose Rodriguez, 53, of 209 E. Main St., Wauchula, vas arrest-
ed by Ofc. Mark McCoy and charged with aggravated battery and giving a
false name to a law enforcement officer.
Jan. 1, Melchor Perez Reyes, 27, of 419 Hanchey Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUT and no valid,
license.
Jan. 1, Jorge Melchor, 19, Zolfo Springs, was arrested by Det. Sgt.
David Stimson and charged with DUI and no valid license.
Dec. 31, Jesus Villegas, 53, of 179 N. Coconut Palm Blvd.. Tavernier,,
was arrested by Det. Greg Garza and charged with possession of cocaine,


January 6, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 5Cl
possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dec. 31, criminal mischief on S. Florida Ave. was reported.
Dec. 30, Juan Aranda, 34, General Delivery, Wauchula, was arrested
by Ofc. Angie Hill and charged with trespassing.
Dec. 30, criminal mischief on W. Orange St. was reported.
Dec. 29, Everardo Lopez-Perez, 26, of Peace Valley Mobile Home,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Thomas Fort and charged with possession
of a counterfeit license and no valid license.
Dec. 29, Juan Martin Valdez, 19, of 5199 Parnell Road, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Ofc. John Eason and charged with possession of cocaine,
possession of drug paraphernalia and violation of license restriction.
Dec. 27, a vehicle was reported stolen on Stenstrom Road.
'BOWLING GREEN
Dec. 31, a vehicle was reported stolen on W. Central Ave.
Dec. 29, Keith Livon Brown, 23, of 4829 First St., Bowling Green, wa$
arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden on warrants charging him with felony flee-
ing to elude a police officer, resisting arrest without force and driving while
license suspended.
Dec. 29, a residential burglary on Pleasant Way was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
S Dec. 31, a fight on Wilbur C. King Blvd. and criminal mischief on SR,
66 were reported.
Dec. 29, Raul Trevinb, 39, of 4320 Dixiana Dr., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Lt. Mark Gizas and charged with possession of methampheta
mine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving with knowledge of a
suspended license.
Dec. 28, a tag stolen on U.S. 17 S. was reported.

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The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls


AROUND THE PARK
I hope you all had a very Blessed
Christmas. We were saddened,
along with the Roberts family, on
the sudden death of Georgianna
:'Mills' brother, Carl Roberts. Our
;.thoughts are with Georgianna and


Dave Mills, Mel and Karen
Roberts, Butch and Gayle Roberts
and the rest of their family.
Welcome back to Ray and Ruby
Ramey and Freada and Lloyd
Clark. Happy to see Lloyd well
enough to drive now and looking so


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.Everyone seemed to enjoy Christmas together.

ATTENTION GENERAL CONTRACTORS

The City of Bowling Green is accepting applica-
tions for general contractors to participate in the,
Community Development Block Grant housing
repair program. Minority and woman owned busi-
nesses are encouraged to participate in the pro-
gram. Contractors interested in obtaining an appli-
cation and for more information, please contact
Fred Fox Enterprises, (386) 328-3822. Thank you
: for your interest in this program.
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good. Charles and Emma West and
Sharon and Harold Lake have
returned from their time up North.
Happy to be back after all that snow
up there.
BINGO
On Dec. 23rd, 22 people came to
the Rec Hall to play bingo. Ernie
Katzur won the 50/50. The Jackpot
was won by Joan Newton.
Merchant certificates were, given to
Clayton Brandum who won two,
Joan Newton, Kay Giffels and Ben
Bohnett. The Jar just keeps grow-
ing.
Dec. 28th, found 21 people play-
ing bingo. The 50/50 was won by
Mary Lou Katzur. I guess this is
family week. Also, Joan Newton
week, as she again won the Jackpot.
The merchant certificates were
given to Nancy DeWitt, Kay Giffels
who won two and Joan Newton
who won two. This sure is Joan's
lucky week. Looks like the
Bohnetts are sharing their luck. Still
the Jar remains unclaimed.
MUSIC
Due to the Christmas holiday, we
only held music on Sun., Dec. 26th.
There were 45 of us here to listen
while 11 musicians entertained us
with music, song, and laughter.
Merchant certificates were received
by Fred Marsh, Roger VanBelois
and Jim Walton. Three people won
the 50/50: Ben Bohnett, Norma
Reid and Lucy Avory.
GAMES
Cards were played on
Wednesday, Dec. 29th. Pokeno had
four players. The winner for the day
was Pat Bohnett. Phase 10 had six
players. Arline VanBelois was the
winner. Dominoes fun just keeps on
going. They enjoy it so much they
are in the Rec Hall whenever noth-
ing else is scheduled. I don't know
if it is the game they like or each
other. I would have to say they
enjoy both. George is out there
playing horseshoes all the time in
spite of the cold.
CHRISTMAS
Wasn't the Rec Hall festive on
Christmas Day! The decorations, so
lovely, added a warm touch to the
Rec hall. Then, there was' the food.
Tables and tables packed with dish-
es, each one as good looking as the
next and just as tasty. We hardly had
room for the people. There were 70
of us sharing the day together. Ernie
and Mary Lou Katzur were happy
to have their daughter, Kay Giffels
and grandchildren, Nikki Simpson
and Billy Simpson, share the day.
Audrey and George Semler 'were
happy to have Connie, Mark and
Tony Vogtlin, their daughter, son-
in-law and grandson, as well as
George's cousin and his wife,
Franklin and Mary Bower, spend
Christmas with them. Pete and
Mary Loucks cooked the han and
turkey and decorated the tables.
Charlotte Longueuil 'did such a
great job with the entertainment.
Actually we all pitched in to help in
one way or another, be it cooking,
decorating, game and prize prepara-
tion, or just sharing the day. Too
many names to print here but you
all know who you are and so do we.
It sure turned out nicely, didn't it.
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CANDELIGHT SERVICE
As the evening darkened outside,
residents joyfully gathered in our
hall for a 6 p.m. service. The
Nativity scene was prominently dis-
played surrounded by beautiful
Poinsettia plants near the podium.
Nelson Phillips welcomed everyone
and said the Invocation. The choir
processed from the back singing "0
Come All Ye Faithful." Venetta
Nelson read the Scripture from
Isaiah 7:10-14, followed by the
singing of "0 Come, 0 Come,
Emmanuel" by all. I read the
*Scripture from Luke 1:26-38 fol-
lowed by Bob Conkle playing sev-
eral carols on his lap harp. His wife
Cheryl played several on her dul-
cimer. Those instruments so beauti-
fully played added much to the
solemn night.
Joyce Gould, read the Scripture
from Luke 2:15-20, followed by the
choir singing "Away In A Manger,"
directed by Ardeth Johns and
accompanied by Cheryl Conkle.
The Scripture from Luke 2:15-20
was read by Beverly Bremmer prior
to the singing of "The First Noel."
Nelson Phillips had some profound
thoughts concerning the Christ
Child and His Impact on our lives.
Ardeth Johns told of how the Hymn
"Silent Night" was written, then
asked everyone to light his or her
candle. The ushers, Bob Johns,
Rudy Houser, John Fullerton and
Charles Nelson passed the flame
from the large candle in the 'front,
While J.C. Brock played "Silent.
Night" on his guitar. Ardeth asked
us to gaze into the light, of the can-
dle, and' to carry it -in our hearts
through life, because it is the light
of Christ." Following the
Benediction by Nelson Phillips,
refreshments were provided by Bill
and Callie Hubbard, and Darl and
Dorie Hendricks.
CHRISTMAS DINNER
One hundred and four enjoyed a
festive afternoon beginning at 1,
where tables of eight were beauti-
fully decorated, in the 'traditional
decor. Ardeth and Bob Johns,
assisted by Grady Faulker, worked
diligently to make our Christmas
special, preparing ham, turkey and
stuffing, iced tea and coffee. Each
couple brought their favorite casse-
role or dessert. There were so many'
choices, that one found it hard to
choose.


On each table was a list of
Christmas Carol descriptions for us
to decipher the correct Carol as
Ardeth called the table numbers to
form the line to the long serving
table. After dinner, there were sev-
eral interesting stories read appro--
priate to the season. We then were
asked to make a circle around the
hall and pass our wrapped generic
gifts, as the story entitled "Mr.
Wright" was read by Ardeth. The
story contained many lefts and
rights, which made it a lot of fun.
Many stayed to help clear away and
set up for Sunday Chapel Service.
GAMES
SIX-HANDED EUCRE-Dec.
21, Hazel Roebuck scored 183,
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By Charlotte Daubert
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Pictured at the refreshment table after the Candlelight Service
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Bremmer, Charlotte Daubert, Vanetta Nelson, Ardeth Johns,
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tied with 176. Dec. 26, Lou
Faulkner scored 186, John Posey
169 and Lincoln Kinney 162.
PINOCHLE-Dec. 28, Norma
Houser scored 571, Grace Stant 554
and Grace Kinney 535.
BOWLING-Dec. 29, of the 15
bowlers, Arlene Sebright had the
high game of 168, and Ardeth Johns
had the high series of 427. Herb
Bell had the high game of 195, and
the high series was made by Bob
Bellis.
OTHER NEWS
Manager Mel asked that all extra
units be moved as quite a few new
units will be entering the park in
January. He will see that a magnet is
run again to make sure there are no
pieces of metal left in the bottom
parking area. Tom and Audrey
Rummell were delighted to have
their daughter and son-in-law visit
from Buffalo N.Y. and attend the
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Tee-Ball
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The new year has just begun and
it's Tee-Ball time already.
The 5- and 6-year-olds open their
season with a trio of games on
Saturday, getting all six squads in
action.
Many contributions have enabled
the Hardee County Little League to
be ready to start on time. "The
response from folks in our commu-
nity and surrounding communities
with donations to help plus replace
our equipment, items lost in the
concession stands, and many other
items lost in the storms has been
overwhelming," said media repre-
sentative Tonya Royal.
Games Saturday are at 9:30 and
10:45 a.m. and noon at the George
Heine Jr. fields just west of Farr
Field off South Florida Avenue in
Wauchula. Spectators are welcome
and, there is a concession stand
available.


Tots Get
The half dozen Tee-Ball teams.
are the Ullrich's Pitcher Pump
Reds, the Veterans of Foreign Wars
(VFW) Braves, Big Lake National
Bank Mets, Fire-Rescue Rangers,:
Dr. Timothy Ellis' Athletics and
Sunshine Foliage Yankees.
Manager Gerry Lindsey, assis-
tant Jason Clark and team parent
Beth Carlton will handle the Reds.
Their team includes six-year-olds
Jacob Willis, Cody Cumbee, Aaron
Delatorre, Parker Carlton, Boone
Paris, Shayna Harned, Abby Clark
and Hayden Lindsey. The five-
year-olds are Hope Elliott, Tanner
Carlton, John Max Ullrich III, Ellie
Palmer, Shelby Gibson, Lance
Bursler Jr. and Christina Arreola.
For the Braves, the players are
five-year-olds. Augustine Flores,
Estavan DeLaRosa, Amber Ussery
and, Cedric Reogh, Six-year-olds
are Jett See, James Canary, Joley
Pleger, Levi Lovett, Hunter


Wildcats In Winter


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
* Starting slow, the 'Hardee
Wildcat hoop squad gained
momentum and did well in the hol-.
iday tournament at Manatee High
School last week.
The Cats lost the Monday opener
against 5A Bradenton Southeast
72-56, but came from a 10-point
deficit to beat 5A Venice 63-62 on
Tuesday. On Wednesday, they were
pitted against Palmetto, a 4A oppo-
nent they have played before. This
time they lost 64-61.
"Basically, the tournament
served its purpose. We found some
combinations, got our feet wet and,
hopefully, are ready for district
competition which begins this
week," said coach Vance Dickey.
This week Hardee is home, start-
ing with district rival Avon Park on
Tuesday evening. Tonight
'(Thursday), it is a final game-
against Palmetto. On Friday, the
-Cats travel to DeSoto .
Next week's games are Tuesday
at Mulberry, Thursday at home for
4a visit from Fort Meade and Friday


at Frostproof.
SOUTHEAST 72,
HARDEE 56
"We were sluggish and not really
ready to play. We didn't play well.
It was hard to get going and we did-
n't compete well," said 'Dickey,
who shuffled his lineup, bringing
up freshmen Arnold Louis and
Mark St. Fort to fill some vacant
slots.
Southeast had a trio in double-
digits. Brian Alexander had 16, and
Fabian Capers and Shedderick
Capers each 14 points.
For Hardee, soph Weston Palmer,
had 13 and classmate Jermaine
King 11 points. Chris Rich added
nine, Rashad Vance eight, Tom:
Green six, Michael Capron four,
Thelinor "Lino" Jena. three and
Robbie Jones two points. Freshmen
Olnel Virgile, St. Fort and Louis
did not score.
SHARDEE63,
:VENICE 62"
"It was a good win against a 5A
school. We played zone the first
three quarters because they were


Started
Gibson, Hunter Scranton, Will
Roberts, Taylor Graham, Desiree
Ford and Mary Sinclair. The man-
ager is Jack See, with assistants
Darin Canary and Bruce Roberts
and team parent Karen Gibson.
The Mets feature manager Jason
Delgado, assistants Jeff Block and
James Watson and team, parent
Bonnie Braddock. Their six-year-
old players are Trease Morris,
Catalina Longoria, Bryan Cisneros,.
Dakota Altman, Jacob Lazo, Justin
Herrin, Trevor Walker and
Lawrence Walker. The five-year-
olds are Cameron Watson, Mason
Block, Jesaiah Delgado, Mitchell
Allen and Sarah Lynn Welch.
Taking the field for the Rangers
are five-year-olds Caleb McCoy,
Benjamin Norris, Layla Santoyo
and Laina Durrance, and six-year-
olds 'Carlos Camacho Jr., Houston
Kulig, Jacob Rickett,. Issaac Flores,
Jesse Balli, Vaughn Kirkland, Keith
Choate, Kyle Choate, Larrett Smith'




Tourney
bigger and stronger,, In the fourth
quarter, we switched to man-to-
man. We were down by 10 points,
but by our quickness and aggres-
sive, play forced them into
turnovers and allowed us to. get
more points," said Dickey., The
Cats outscored Venice 23-12 in the
final eight minutes.
Hardee finished with four play-,
ers in double-digit scoring. Palmer;
was tops with 14 points, while
Vance added 13 and Rich and King
-each 10 points. Jones had five, St.
Fort and Capron each four and
Green three points.
PALMETTO 64,
HARDEE61
"I'm super proud of the way they
played. They played hard and well.
It was a really good game against
4A team loaded with seniors, while
we're loaded with sophs and fresh-,
men," said Dickey.
Palmetto relied on a pair of main
scorers, with J. Hills getting 29
points and S. Haynes adding 16.,
'For Hardee, Palmer had the heavy
hand early, scoring a trio of treys
and a deuce in the first quarter,
which ended in a 13-13 tie.:
Palmetto picked up an extra point
for a 30-29 halftime advantage.
The Tigers picked up an extra
five points in the third period and
we_ e up 5,"44 as the third period
wound down. Although The Cats
outscored the Tigers 17-14 in the
final session, they didn't quite
make up the deficit and lost 64-61.
Palmer finished the night with 23
points for the Wildcats. Rich
chipped in with 14 and Vance 10.
King had nine, Jena three and Jones
was two-of-two at the charity
stripe. Green, Virgile, Capron, St."
Fort and Louis did not score.
As they start the "second sea-
son," the Cats feature seniors Green
and Vance, juniors Jones and Jena,
sophs Palmer, Rich and King, and
frosh Capron, Louis, St. Fort and
Virgile.


and Mackenzie Louoghran.. Their
manager is Mike Choate, assisted
by Shawn Durrance. Team parent is
Pam Swailes.
Donald Carver is manager of the
A's, apd is assisted by Clyde Ratliff
IT -ad team parent Joy Roberts.
Tnetr team includes six-year-olds
Darby Farr, Chase Benton, Cade
Roberts,, Thomas Atchley, Gannon


I hope everyone had a %ery Merry
and Blessed Christmas. Even
though there were numerous trailers
that were destroyed or damaged
badly, the spirit in the park has been
one of love and thankfulness.
The Christmas covered dish. din-
ner was a huge success. There were
many in attendance and oh so much
good food!
Coffee hour had 41 in attendance
with a representative from
In% incible Associates, Inc. speaking
on rubber roofer and paint. He also
gave avay some prizes, going to
Geri Jantz. Julius Goerbig. Jack


Watson, Joshua Smith, Illeana
Flores, Erik Rentz, Noah Valletutti
and Brandon Young. Five-year-olds
are Quinton Stone, Juan Medina,
Kaitlyn Carver, Dawson Ratliff and
Elizabeth Weeks.
For the Yanks, batting and field-,
ing are five-year-olds Lorenzo
Farias, Adrian DeLeon, Tanessa
Tamayo, Brandon Medrano and


Brief,'Allce Mayall and Ted Jantz.
Merchant coupons were given to
Doris O'Dell, Betty Besaw, Alice
NMavall. Fred Stahl, Ardie
MacDonald, Nona Ford, Jean
Sn)der, Ted Jantz, Eric zCarrell,
Tom Hartuneiwicz, Pat Rose 'and
Lorretta Curtis.
The date for the park yard sale
.has been set for.Sat,p Feb. 19. Mark
that on your calendars and everyone
come out and see what we have.
Cribbage on Wed. Dec. 29 was
won by Junior' Atchison with a 856,
with 2nd place going to Fred Dale
with an 832 and Eleanor Dale tak-


Richard Loredo. Six-year-olds are
Scotty Froelich, Micheala
Villarreal, Sherry Lee, Jimmy
Lane, Wyatt Zeigler, Joc-Quez
Campbell, Christopher Paugh, Abel
Villarreal Jr. and Jose Valdiviez.
Their manager is Scotty Eures,
assisted by Keyha Tamayo and
Lizandro Villarreal. Susana
Cisneros is team parent.


ing 3rd place with 812.
SEuchre on Christmas night wd
won by Julius Goerbig. Seconio
place went to Jack Brief' and 3rd
place was NMillie Shick. Millie
Sliick had the most lbners"and' Bet0t
Brief had the low for the evening.;.
On Wed. night 'Dec. 29 hao
Charlie Shick in 1stplace with 'a57,
Jean Ford in 2nd with a 56, and a tip
for 3rd with Millie Shick and Judy
Foreman with 52s. Most loners fei
the evening was Julius Goerbig aioi
Ralph Foreman had the low. .
Everyone is looking forward t
the New Year and hoping that we do
not have the terrible weather thkt
2004 brought us. May we all be
blessed.
Jesus loves you and so do I.


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HARDEE COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
2005 T-BALL SCHEDULE
MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
DATE Jan. 7 Jan 8
FARR 9:30a.m. 5 vs 6
FARR 10:45a.m. 3 vs 4
FARR 12:00p.m. 1 vs 2
CONCESSIONS 5-3-2

"DATE Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15
FARR 6:00p.m. 5 vs. 3 4vs.2 3.vs. l 6 vs2 Field #1
FARR 7:10p.m. 6vs I
CONCESSIONS 5 4-6 3 6
DATE Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 20 Jan 21 Jan 22
FARR 6:00p.m. 2 vs. 5 4 vs. 6 l vs. 4 3 vs. 5 Field #1
FARR 7:10p.m. vs3 2vs6
CONCESSIONS 5 4-3 1-2 2 3
DATE \ Jan24 Jan25 Jan27 Jand28 Jan29
FARR 6:00p.m. 5vs. 1 6 vs. 3 3 vs. 2 1 vs. 6 Field #1
FARR 7:10p.m. 2vs 4 4 vs. 5
CONCESSIONS 1 3-4 2-5 6
DATE Jan 31 Feb I Feb 3 Feb4 Feb 5
FARR 6-00p m. 2 vs. I 6 vs. 5 3 vs. 6 4 vs. I Field # I
FARR 7:10p.m. 4 vs 3 5 vs. 2
CONCESSIONS I 5-4 6-2 I
DATE Feb 7 Feb 8 Feb 10 Feb II Feb 12
FARR 6.00p.m I vs 5 2 vs. 3 5 vs. 4 Field #1I
FARR 7 10pm. 6 s4
CONCESSIONS I 2-6 4
DATE Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 19
FARR 6:00p.m.' Rainout
FARR 7:10p.m. Rainout
CONCESSIONS SAME



TWO PARENTS ARE NEEDED TO WORK IN THE CONCESSION STAND ON THE DESIGNATED GAMES.
FRIDAY NIGHTS CONCESSIONS WILL BE AT THE MAIN CONCESSION STAND AT GEORGE HEINE FIELDS.
MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY CONCESSIONS WILL BE AT FARR FIELD.
TEAM #1 Ullich' Pitcher Pump Reds TEAM #4 Fire Rescue Rangers
TEAM#2 VFW Braves TEAM#5 Dr.EllisAlhlelics
TEAM # 3 Big Lake National Bank Mets TEAM #6 Sunshine Foliage Yankees
First team listed will be the home team and occupy the third base dugout. Visiting team will bat first.


NOTICE

The City of Bowling Green has received a Small
Cities Community Development Block Grant
Emergency Funds for Housing Rehabilitation. The
City will be taking applications beginning Friday,
January 7, 2005 until Thursday, January 27, 2005.
Applications may be obtained from the Bowling
Green City Office. Application assistance will be
available at the city's request. Completed applica-
tions and documentation should be dropped off no
later that 4:00 p.m., Friday, January 27th at the City
Office. For additional information, please contact
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8C The Herald-Advocate, January 6, 2005

Minors Baseball Bats Off

in OBs


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's quite a ways until spring, but.
baseball is getting started anyway.
T-'e seven teams in the Hardee
County Little League Minors divi-
sion take the field on Saturday for
the first of nearly 40 games this
season. .... -
"As you know, many- obstacles
.have been overcome to reach this
day at all and particularly on time.
The city of Wauchula made a com-
mitment to make the ballpark one


of its priority items on its hurricane
recovery list in order for the chil-
dren to have a place to play and do
something they enjoy. We so appre-
ciate every thing they have done for
the athletes who participate or will
soon participate in the Hardee
County Little League," said league
media representative Tonya Royal.
"There has been a lot of behind-
the-scenes work and a lot of field
preparation done to get the com-.
plex ready for these boys and girls.
It may not be 100 percent, yet but
we are getting real close and by


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mid-season we should be better
than ever," she added.
Games on Saturday are it 9:30
and 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. at the
George Heine Jr. fields west of Farr
Field off South, Florida Avenue in
Wauchula. Come out and cheer for
your favorite team, and, enjoy the
concession stand too.
The Florida Fertilizer Giants are
Team One. Players are 12-year-old
Jacob Anderson, 11-year-olds
Dalton Rabon and Austin
Scheipsmeier, r 10-year-olds ,
Santiago Figueroa, Walter Buffalo
II, Cole Choate and Jacob Herrin
and nine-year-olds David Gibson,
Waylan Pleger, Blaine
Harshburger, Armando Alamia,
Austin Judah and Zachary Battles.
Their manager is Justin Battles,
assisted by Bruce Judah and team
parent Erica Scheipsmeier.
Team Two is the Peace River
Growers Reds, managed by Brian
Samuels, assisted by Missy
Samuels and Kenny Grace, and
team parent Samantha Selph.
Players are nine-year-olds Matthew
Hamilton, Taylor Griffin, Za hery
Taylor, Ryan Whittaker and Dustin
Goodwyn, 10-year olds Justin
Forrester, Brook Samuels and "
Jacob Childrers, 11-year-olds
Matthew Grace, Michael Grace and
Savannah Selph, and 12-year-old
Manuel DeLaRosa.
Playing for Team Three, the Vols
Cubs, are 12-year-olds Josh Weed
and Justin Araujb, 11-year-old
Kaleb Albritton, 10-year-olds,
Carlos LeLoera, Timothy Steedley,
Daniel Boehm and Tommy
Redding. and nine-year-olds
Sahmaud Blandin, McKenzie
Garcia. Tyler Pella, Brea Farrer,
Steven Crews and Tyler Hewitt.
They are managed by Kenneth
Hewitt, assisted by Phillip Farrer
and team parent Eva Boehm.
Assisted by West Palmer and
team parent Monica Reas, Todd,
Bolin is manager of Team Four, the
Florida Fuel Yankees. On the squad
are nine-year-olds Eric Klein,
Wilson Bembry, Jacob Bolin, Luke
Palmer, Dalton Reas and Austin
McClellan, 10-year-olds Kramer
Royal, Kolton Mills. Wyatt Kofke :,"
and Will Bennett, 11-year-old
Codie Dean and 12-year-old Julian"
Varela. .
Team Five is the Central Pump
and Irrigation Braves, managed by
Todd Maddox, assisted by Kristi
Gough and Talmadge Albritton and


team parent Daylan Shelton. Their
team includes 12-year-olds Wade
Staton and Duston Miskimen, 11-
year-old .Deonte Evans, 10-year-
olds Effie Pace, William Beattie,
Joseph Juarez, Auston Stoner and
Trenton Moon, and nine-year-olds
Luke Winter, Garrett Albritton,
Waytt Maddox, Andrea Pace and
Mason Gough.
The CF Industries Marlins are
Team Six. They ar, managed by


Frank Johnson, assisted by Bobby
Brewer and Tommy Taylor, with
team parent Susan Brewer. Their
squad includes nine-year-olds Matt
Lake, Reed Woods, Kristopher
Johnson, Bradley Brewer, Jacob
Neuhofer and Zachary Neuhofer,
10-year-olds Tyler Cloud, Elijah
Loughran and Stephan Carrion, 11-
year-olds Rafael Juarez and Caleb
Tamayo, and 12-year-old Benjamin
T.oughran.


Team Seven is Pete's Pharmacy
Athletics (A's).. Carl Kelly is man-
ager, assisted by Wally Helms and
Gordon Schrank. Players are 12-
year-olds Terry Hill and Madison
Johnston, 11-year-old Jordan
Johnston, 10-year-olds Kyle
Schrank, Kalob Rickett and Justin
Rickett, and nine-year-olds Darrell
Johnston, Abel Esquivel, Errica
Snelling, Tyler Helms, German
Figueron and Christian Valadez.


HARDEE COUNTY LITTLE LEAGUE BASEBALL
2005 MINOR LEAGUE SCHEDULE
MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
DATE Time Jan 8
FIELD I1 9.30am I vs 2
FfELD oI I 145am 3 vs4
FIELD #I 1:45pm 5 vs 6
CONCESSIONS 1-4-5

DATE Jan 10 Jan 11 Jan 13 Jan 14 Jan 15
FIELD #1 6:00pm I vs 5 6 vs 4 7 vs 5 2 vs 3 7 .30pm Rain out
Field #2 7:30pm Mini-Minor Mini-Minor Miu-Minor 4 vs I
CONCESSION I 6 5 2-4

DATE Jan 17 Jan 18 Jan 20 Jan 21 Jan 22
FIELD #1 6:00PM 2vs4 3 vs5 5 vs7 6 vs 3 7 30pm Ram out
;iFIELD #2 7:30pm Mini-Minor Mini-Minor Mmin-Minor 2 vs I
CONCESSION 4 3 7 6-2

DATE Jan 24 Jan 25 Jan 27 Jan 28 Jan 2t9
FIELD #I 6:00pm I vs7 5 vs 3 3 vs6 7 vs 2 7:30pm Rain out
FIELD #2 7:30pm Mini-Minor Mini-Minor Mini-Minor 5 vs 4
.CONCESSION 7 5 3 2-4

DATE Jan 31 Feb I Feb 3 Feb 4 Feb 5
FIELD #1 6:00pm I vs4 7vs6 2 vs 7 I vs 6 7:30pm Rain out
FIELD #2 7:30pm Mini-Minor 2 vs 5 Mini-Minor 4 vs 3
CONCESSION .1 7-5 2 6-3

DATE Feb 7 Feb 8 Feb 10 Feb I I Feb 12
FIELD #1 6:00pm 4vs2 6 vs 5 6 vs 7 4 vs 5 7-30pm Ram out
FIELD #2 7:30pm Open Open Mini-Minor 3 vs I 7 30pm
CONCESSION 2 5 6 4-3

DATE Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb 17 Feb 18 Feb 19
FIELD #1 6:00pm 3 vs 2 6 vs I 5 vs I 2 vs 6 7:30pm Rain out
FIELD #2 7:30pm Mini-Minor 7 ss 4 Mini-Minor 3 %s 7
CONCESSION 3 6-7 I 2-7

DATE Feb 28 Mar I Mar 3 Mar 4 Mar 5
FIELD #I I vs3 4 vs6 4 vs 7 5 vs 2
FIELD #2 Open Mini-minor Miri-Minor Mini-Minor
CONCESSION I 4 7 5
DATE Mar 7 Mar 8 Mar 10 Mar I1 Mar 12
TIME 7 vs 3 6 vs 2 7 %s 1 Championship
FIELD #1 Mini-Minor Mini-Minor Mini-Minor
CONCESSION 3 6 I I from each

DATE
TIME
TEAM # Florida Fertilizer Grants TEAM#4 Fkoa Fuel Yankees
TEAM #2 Peace River Growers Reds TEAM #5 Central Pump and Irrigation Braves
TEAM #3 Vols Cubs Team #6 CF Industnes Martins
Team #7 Pete's Pharmacy Athletics
First team listed will be Ihe home team and occupy the third base dugout Home team will keep the official scorebook and thevisiting tea
-will operate the scoreboard. Parents will work concession as assigned by'theteam parent-


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