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The


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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


2 Sections,


Pages 18


Thursday, January 5, 2006


What's


In


Store


For


2006?


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Growth is coming to Hardee
County in the new year.
Village Oaks, Hidden Creek,
Valencia Gardens, Pinnacle Hills,
Orange Walk, Countryside,
German Citrus, Barkdoll Road
and a rumored 1,000-home subdi-
vision in and around Poole Road,
the list goes on.
Proposed minor subdivisions,
major planned unit developments,
condos and apartments from
Gardner to west Bowling Green,
from Limestone to Seven-Mile
Point are all seeking to claim a
share of utilities and space around
the county.
Businesses are booming too.
Some, like Jan's Tanning and Joli's
Hair Salon, are just relocating.
Others, like AutoZone and
PhosChem are new.
What may mark Hardee County
in 2006 more than anything else is
change.
County, school and municipal


officials all mark growth potential
as their number one problem.
Four-laning of U.S. 17 from
Zolfo Springs north through
Wauchula should be completed
before Pioreer Park Days March 1-
5. There's little hope on the horizon
for four-laning U.S. 17 south of
Zolfo Springs, but otherwise it
will be a busy year.
COUNTY
County commissioners unani-
mously agree that dealing with
growth issues will be the biggest
portion on their plates. Signifi-
cantly raising impact fees, develop-
ments, a capital improvement plan
and continued recovery from the
2004 hurricane devastation top the
list.
"Sixteen months after the storms
we are still wading through the
paperwork with FEMA (Federal
Emergency Management Agency)
on payment for restoration," said
County Manager Lex Albritton.
See 2006 2A


Newsmakers '05


Something tojlook forward to in 2006 is the return of 'The Story of Jesus' to the restored Cattlemen's Arena.




Main Street A Busy Place Saturd


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
There will definitely be plenty to
see, do and buy on Main Street in
downtown Wauchula this weekend.
The monthly Farmers Market,
bimonthly Tag Sale and the third
Paws in the Park all come together
for one big day of fun.
Usually, on the first Saturday of
every month the community gath-
ers at "the lot" on the corner of
Main Street and U.S. 17 South to
exchange fresh produce, jelly, jam
and other homemade or home-har-
vested delights.
This month's Farmers Market,
however, will be moved from "the
lot" to the parking area behind
Heritage Park at the corner of Main
Street and Seventh Avenue.
The Farmers Market time also
has been changed. It will begin at
9 a.m. instead of the earlier 8. It's
a change that will remain for the
following first Saturdays of each
month as well. Make sure to come
;early to get the best of the patch.
SSpots are still available for the
.Farmers Market this Saturday.
The cost is $10 to reserve a slot.
. Call the Main Street office at 767-
i0330 or simply show up Saturday
morning at 9.
While finding the freshest pro-
duce around, browse through the
Tag Sale which will be set up on the
sidewalks adjacent to Heritage
Park. The Tag Sale will start at the


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INDEX
Classifieds 6B
Courthouse Report.....11B
Community Calendar....2A
Crime Blotter...............10B
Hardee Living................48
Information Roundup...2A
Obits 4A
School Lunch Menus...4A.


same time as the Farmer's Market,
9 a.m.
The Tag Sale is a large yard sale.
It is similar to a flea market where
individuals in the community set up
tables and sell a few of their-
belongings.
Originally, the Tag Sale was
scheduled to be held twice, once in
the fall and once in the spring.
Due to the interest of the communi-
ty, however, the Main Street Board
of Directors decided to hold' the
sale every other month. The next
will be in March.
Those wishing to set up a table at
the Tag Sale can bring their belong-
ings Saturday morning to Heritage
Park or call the Main Street office.
A spot costs $10.
Also taking place Saturday
morning is Paws in the Park. This


is the third Paws in the Park, but it
is the first time it has been an event
all by itself.
Paws in the Park is a fun dog
show consisting of five categories:
Prettiest, Most Handsome, Best
Tricks, Best Costume and Best of
Show. The dogs will be judged
and cute prizes such as goody bags
will be awarded.
The dog show will take place
inside the park, next to the
Farmer's Market and Tag Sale.
Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. It
is $2 per animal. To pre-register a
dog for Saturday, call Suzanne
Dupree at 735-1479.
The show is open to all dogs, but
they must have current vaccina-
tions and a rabies tag. Dogs are to
be kept with their owners and on a
leash at all times. Water and waste
bags with scoopers will be provid-


ed.
The show will begin
and a photographer wil
to take photos of the
apiece.
If all this fun leaves y
more, don't forget Mt
Park will take place o
Friday of this month, Ja
next month boasts t
Grillin' & Chillin' on M
annual Cracker Heritag
Both of those events w
during the first we
February.
From produce to pa%
plenty to do and see dov
Saturday. Don't miss o


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Health information, screenings
and a lot of other help is offered to
the community next Wednesday
morning.
The Hardee County Community
Health Fair from 9 a.m. until noon
on Jan. 11 will have opportunities
galore for senior citizens and fami-
lies. Foremost is the chance to win
a 23-inch color television which is
the main door prize.
For those age 65 and older, there
will be people with computers
helping residents make choices
about the new Medicare D drug
program. Representatives from the
Social Security Administration and
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance
Needs of Elders, an arm of the state
Department of Elder Affairs) will
be there. Residents are asked to
bring a list of their medications, so
they can search the computer for
the drug program, deductible and
co-payments which best meets their
needs.
those wanting to take advantage
of the cholesterol and glucose
(blood sugar) tests should not eat
anything beforehand. There will be


free coffee or juice available. Later
in the morning, sandwich plates
will be available for $3 each,
including the sandwich, chips,
drink, and perhaps a cookie.
"We are not planning on making
a profit, just cover expenses," said
Ann Martin, executive director of
H.O.P.E. (Helping Older People
Enthusiastically) of Hardee, which
is sponsoring the event.
Well over a dozen agencies and
health centers will be represented
and many will have samples and
information packets. Central
Florida Health Care- staff will do
the health screenings and Hardee
County Health Department staff
will do diabetes risk assessments.
Both will do blood pressure screen-
ings as well.
Coming to inform people on
home health care will be Heartland
Home Health, Royal Care of Avon
Park (which offers both rehabilita-
tion and long-term care services),
LifePath and Good Shepherd hos-
piceS.
Florida Hospital-Wauchula, the
Florida Poison Information Center
of Tampa General Hospital and the
See HEALTH FAIR 2A


...- -z-. Here's a look back at the top stories
FILE PHOTO for the last half of 2005.
July
Custom Craft Manufacturing
plant along U.S. 17 south of Zolfo
Springs caught on fire and both
a y main buildings burnt to the ground.
Zolfo Springs police officers
won their requested raises.
at 10 a.m., A member of the U.S. military
11 be on site was robbed at gunpoint while he
dogs for $2 was home on leave visiting his
family. Kristopher Lee Arnold and
you wanting Stanley Jackson were taken into
usic in the custody within 16 minutes.
in the third
an.20. Also, Lawyer Janette L. Branham was
the annual shot to death in her home by her
lain and the husband Mike Branham.
ge Festival.
,ill be held
weekend in August
Michael Branham, who told
ws there is authorities he shot and killed his
vntown this wife in self-defense was arrested on
ut. a first-degree murder charge less


than 48 hours later.
It has been a
Hurricane Charley
County.


year since
hit Hardee


Wildcat Stadium has a new logo
and fresh painting. It is expected to
be ready for the first home game of
the season on Sept. 2.
A Hardee County Grand Jury has
handed up a first-degree murder
indictment against Michael
Branham who continues to claim
he shot his wife in self-defense.

September
A celebration, including a live
band and fireworks, will welcome
the Wildcats and their fans to
Wildcat Stadium on Friday night
for the first time in nearly two
years.
Many Hardee County residents
are reaching out to aid Hurricane
See NEWMAKERS 3A


Cover Art Contest Opens!
Artists of all ages and locales are invited to enter The Herald-Advocate's sixth annual Pioneer Park Days
Cover Art Contest.
The competition is open to anyone and everyone familiar with the five-day festival in Zolfo Springs, the
county's largest event of the year. Prizes will be awarded in two divisions, for children and for adults.
The newspaper is seeking original artwork to grace the front cover and the back page of the special section
it publishes each year in recognition of the popular show. The tabloid or newsmagazine-size section is insert-
ed into the regular weekly edition and is distributed during festival time.
Adult artists will be vying for the honor of having their drawing on the cover of a newsmagazine seen and
read by thousands. A photograph and biographical story of the winning artist will appear inside the cover page.
That first-place winner will be awarded a $200 U.S. Savings Bond. Second place will receive a $100 Savings
Bond, and third place a $50 bond. The second- and third-place entries will also be pictured inside the special edi-
tion.
And, for the second year, the winner of the children's division will receive a $50 U.S. Savings Bond. That
child's drawing will become the end page of the tabloid section.
The awarding of second or third places in the still-new children's division will be determined by the num-
ber of entries. So, encourage your child to enter!
Judging both the adult and children's divisions will be an independent panel made up of one local resident
and two out-of-towners.
Those judges are Jane Long, the long-time director of Pioneer Park Days; Circuit Judge Robert L. Doyel, a
10th Judicial Circuit judge currently presiding in Hardee County; and Circuit Judge Susan W. Roberts, who for-
merly served on the bench here and who is a ninth-generation Floridian.
The children's division is for those 12 and under. Adults of any age can enter.
Rules are simple, but must be strictly adhered to in order to be eligible for the competition:
1.) Art must be the original work of the entrant.
2.) The festival theme of antique engines, farm machinery or pioneer life must be reflected in the piece.
3.) Art must fill an area 10-1/2 inches wide and 13 inches high, including lettering which reads "Pioneer
Park Days 2006."
4.) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or marker may be used. Remember, the drawing must be able to be
reproduced in the newspaper.
5.) Deadline is Monday, Feb. 13, at noon. No exceptions.
Drawings may be submitted by mail or in person. Remember to list the division and then the name, address
and daytime phone number of the artist on the back of the entry or on something securely attached to it.
Bring entries to the newspaper office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday.
Packaged and mailed entries should be addressed to The Herald-Advocate, Cover Art Contest, P.O. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873.
Winners will be announced as soon as the judges complete their task.
Cynthia Krahl
Managing Editor


106th Year, No. 4


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plus 4 sales tax


Community Health

Fair Next Wednesday


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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 5, 2005


The Herald-Advocate .
Hardee County's Hometown Coverage:. .;
JAMES R. KELLY '
Publisher/Editor


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor

BESS A. STALLINGS
H ardee Living Editor

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


CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
Managing Editor'




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RALPH HARRISON
.Production Manager

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t. Production Manager

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Fax: (863) 773-0657


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DEADLINES:
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Sports- Monday noon
Hardee Living Monday 5 pm.
General New5 Monday 5.p.m.
Ads -Tuesday noon


SUBSCRIPTIONS:
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LETTERS:
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should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone
number.
SUBMISSIONS:
APress releases on community matters are welcome. Submissions should be typed, tou-
'ble-spaced and here to the above deadlines. All items are subject to editing.







Kelly's Column
By Jim


HOPE of Hardee is sponsoring a health fair Wednesday, Jan. 11, at the
Hardee Agri-Civic Center from 9 a.m. until noon. There will be all sorts of
information available, including free screening for glucose and cholesterol.
It is important to take care of one's health, which cannot be taken for
granted.

The Wauchula Kiwanis Club will host its annual sporting clays shoot
Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Matheny ranch east of Zolfo Springs.

Wauchula lightweight boxer Edner Cherry will be featured in the main
event Friday, Jan. 13, at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa. The boxing
matches, which begin at 8 p.m., are brought by Starfight Productions.
General admission is $20.

There was a report of orange prices this week of up to $1.35 cents a
pound solids for hamilins and.$1.65 cents a pound solids for valencias.
Oranges and grapefruit appear to be extra good this year after the 2004 hur-
ricanes.
There is generally a heavy yield of citrus and acorns this year.

The Northwestern University Transportation Institute says Florida
needs to add about 500 more troopers to the Florida Highway Patrol, which
currently has about 1,600 troopers.
S This would result in more drug and DUI arrests and more commercial
and non-commercial motor vehicle citations and likely fewer accidents,
injuries and fatalities.
Florida'is one of the fastest growing states in the nation, and the growth
*of the FHP has not kept pace with the state's growth, estimated at about
1,000 new residents a day.
Adding 500 troopers would cost $20 million or more annually, with
yearly increases,on top of that. Where would the money come from? The
Florida Legislature would have to decide that issue.
Some people would' like to see lack of seat belt usage become a pri-
mary offense instead of a secondary offense. This could save up to 200 lives
a year, reported the Lakeland Ledger in an editorial Dec. 23
The Ledger reported the national average for seat belt use is 82 percent
of motorists, and Florida's use last year was about 74 percent.
State Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, wants funding increased for the
FHP. He said Florida ranks 49th in the nation on per capital spending on its
highway patrol.
Some of the-duties of the highway patrol overlap with county sheriff's
departments and municipal police departments.
Virtually every branch of government wants more money for salaries
and to provide better services. The question is how mhch can citizens
afford.
SAn instant way to save hundreds of lives on the highways and save
large amounts of fuel would be to lower speed limits on Florida's roads and
highways. Another way would be to strictly enforce existing speed limits
and not allow most drivers up to nine or 10 miles over the speed limit
before citing them for speeding. Speed limits in school and construction
zones are usually enforced harder.
The speed limit on the interstates in Florida is 70 mph, but most dri-
vers can go 78 without fear of getting stopped as long as.most other vehi-
cles are going that fast.
What if the speed limit was reduced to 60 and strictly enforced? The
limit on state highways reduced from 65 to 55? The answer fewer
injuries and deaths and millions of gallons of gasoline saved. People would
have to leave for trips a little earlier.
Maybe that's an idea whose time has come again. Faster is not always
better.

Gerald Weed, 62, an aluminum contractor and retired railroad worker
from Zolfo Springs, passed away Dec. 24. Gerald was a big, friendly guy
who was sometimes known as the "gentle giant."
Gerald was a good family man and well-liked by his aluminum cus-
tomers. Generally he did not even ask for a deposit and only presented a bill
after the work was done and the customer was satisfied. It was an honor to
have gone to school with and known him through the years.




HEALTH FAIR
Continued From 1A


Hardee Emergency Management
Center will have staff to present
services they offer the community.

Daybreak, of Florida Hospital,
and the Peace River Center will
offer information for those who
suffer from mental health problems
or their relatives. Tri-County
Services offers help with substance
abuse, both alcohol or drug addic-


tions.
For families, there are folks from
Florida Ridge Big Brothers/Big
Sisters and the Florida Kinship
Center, which is for grandparents
and other relatives raising children.
And, pulling it all together is the
Area Agency For Elders. For infor-
mation, call Martin at 773-2022 or
e-mail her at annmartinope@earth-
link.net.


Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner
in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupations
is exhilarating and life-giving.
-Mahatma Gandhi


COURTESY MAP
Hardee Park, to the north and west of the Agri-Civic Center, will have a new look with additional handicapped picnic areas and a
pair of soccer fields complete with parking for visitors. To the west will be softball/baseball practice fields.


S2006
Continued From 1A


SRoad projects in 2006 include.
Sweetwater and Dansby roads and
a little left to do on Dallas
McClellan Road. There will be
replacement of the Ollie Roberts
Road bridge and two bridges on
Ten-Mile Grade.
A reforestry grant will scatter
300 to 400 new trees around
Pioneer Park, at Boy Scout Island,
the animal refuge and other places
which were devastated when hurri-
cane winds destroyed many of the
ones there. Work on that will begin
after Pioneer Park Days.
Grants may provide additional
picnic areas, soccer fields, and
practice fields for baseball and soft-.
ball.
While projects are under way
around the county, it could all grind
to a halt, unless a five-year capital




'!IN RTION


S Energy Aid
Available
The Low Income Home
Energy Assistance ProgramB
(LIHEAP) is providing energy
assistance to low income fami-
lies with their electric bill during
the heating season. They are
also scheduling appointments
for deposits and reconnections.
Payments are made directly to
the energy provider.
The program comes through
Polk County Opportunity
Council. It is a non-profit com-
munity Action Agency. It serves
the needs of low-income fami-
lies, the elderly, handicapped,
households with children under
5 years of age and disadvan-
taged citizens of Hardee
County. Call 1-800-523-7262.

Power Outage Set
For Tuesday
There will be a scheduled
power outage Jan. 10, for City
of Wauchula Utility Customers.
The outage is scheduled to
take place Tuesday morning
starting at midnight and ending
at 1 a.m.

Football League
Seeking a Board
The Hardee Youth Football
League, Inc. is asking members
of the community to help them
install a new Board of Directors.
It is asking individuals interest-
ed in 'helping Hardee County's
youth football players and
cheerleaders to join this Board
of Directors.
To join this Board of Directors,
attend the 6 p.m. meeting
Monday at South Florida
Community College's Hardee
campus, 2968 U.S. 17 North,
Wauchula.

Postal Rates
Rise Sunday
The cost of postage will rise
on Sunday to 39 cents for an
ounce or less of first class mail..
Therefore, all individuals
sending first class mail out on
Monday the 9th and thereafter.
will pay the new rate.


improvement plan is added to the,
county's Comprehensive Land Use
Plan. Without that, the state will not
allow rezoning and development
plans to be approved. The county
plan must show that growth is
orderly and financially feasible,
that the county has the roads,
schools, water, sewer and other
capacity to provide services to the
growth areas.
Expansions at the wastewater
.plants in Vandolah and Wauchula
Hills, a U.S. 17 corridor plan,
reforming.the Economic Develop-
ment Council and increasing the
work of the Industrial Development
Authority, the severance tax new
independent board, setting an urban
service area and rebuilding the
satellite fire stations are all part of
growth management, said
Albritton.
"The biggie this year is pulling
off this growth management
process successfully," said
Albritton, as his staff has been
working on a major redevelopment
of the. Land .Development
Regulations.

SCHOOLS
"The big story for 2006 has got
to be the opening of the new
Schooll" exclaimed Schools Super-
intendent Dennis Jones. "After that
the crystal ball gets a little cloudi-
er," he added,
Growth management 'will be a
major concern in the next year.
"Hardee County is in the middle of
transition from a small, unnoticed,
underpopulated county to one that
is going to experience a lot of
growth. That could bring changes
to the lifestyle we know and love
here to something else. How we
deal with it will matter in how the
lifestyle is affected. It needs careful
planning and attention," explained








THURSDAY, JAN: 5
/Hardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting,
Commission Chambers, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 9
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City Hall,
225 E. Main St., Wauchula, 6
p.m..
/Zolfo Springs Town Council,
regular meeting, Civic Center,
3210 U.S. 17 S., Zolfo Springs,
7 p.m.
v'Projection Graduation, reg-
ular meeting, Peace Valley
Lutheran Church, 1643 Sten-
strom Rd., Wauchula, 7 p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 10
VBowling Green City
Commission, regular meeting,
City Hall, 104 E. Main St.,
Bowling Green, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, JAN.. 12
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, media
center, Hardee Junior High
School, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.


Jones said another goal within
the school district is to have all
schools scored A or B simultane-
ously on the state report cards.
"Two years ago we had five of six.
Last year we had the hurricanes to
recover from. This year we hope to
get back on the march. We take
school achievement seriously
here."
Jones noted that once students!
leave the Bowling Green
-Elementary for the new K-8 school,
serious planning will begin on ren-
ovating the school. "We will get rid
of the very oldest classrooms and;
replace them with new, modern!
ones. We have an architect working
on it. It is high on our agenda."
On the horizon, in 2006 or per-
haps 2007 is renovation of the old
high school building, now the
junior high school, to be district
offices.
"Building schools, renovations
and a high level of school achieve-,
ment, that's what': we 'do 'here,"
Jones concluded.
WAUCHULA
Most of 2005 was taken up with
hurricane recovery projects, some
'at the city airport, city hail, the Park
Place building west of .Heritage
Park, the Little League fields, and
others. Continuing into 2006 are
repairs to the old railroad depot,
demolition and replacement of the
Garden Center and renovations to
several public works buildings.
Early in the new year both the,
Peace River i Park aid the .Oak
Street Park will see completion of
their renovations. Along with the'
Oak Street. P'k and new jhampi-;
onship tennis court, sidewalks and'
landscaping it the adjacent
Catheryn McDonald Senior Center
and a playground, the 'storm dam-
age at the Senior Center has been
repaired.
The major undertaking for 2006
will be to find immediate waste-!
water plant capacity for several
pending housing developments
while long-range capacity is
increased from one to three million
gallons daily. Hopefully, all, the
.preliminary paperwork will be
done and expansion construction;
can beginin 2007, said Wauchula
City Manager Rick Giroux.
Adding another deep well, elec-'
tric substation upgrades, paving of
the worst streets in each district,
depot restoration and opening of a
Cuban restaurant at Park Place are
just the tip of the iceberg for tasks
of Giroux and his staff and the
Wauchula City Commission.
Behind-the-scene work includes,
determining a system of impact.
fees, a 20-year master plan, a Town
Center building, new safety proce-,
dures and, perhaps, a zoning-build-
ing inspector to step up to the plate
in the new code enforcement prop-
erty maintenance ordinances. The


city also hopes to upgrade its web-
site to make it more user friendly
for customers.

BOWLING GREEN
Improvements to both city parks
should be completed in Bowling
Green in 2006, reported City Clerk
Pam Northup. The city has received
a pair of $200,000 state grants, one
for Pyatt Park on West Main Street
and one for Community Park on
Dixiana Avenue.
Pyatt Park will get new play-
ground equipment, picnic facilities,,
a bike trail, baseball improvements
and improved restrooms and con-
cession stand.
The Community Park dollars will
>b "'ed for lighting, playground.
equiprngnt, fencing, picnic facili-
ties, a bike trail and basketball
court improvements.
Northup said in 2006 the city will;
also see completion of several new
homes and some existing homes
renovated from the 2004 storm
damage.
Some road paving, along with
sewer and water line improve-
:ments, will also occur in the new
year. Some U. S. .17 lighting, beau-
tification and improvements will
occur in 2006 or 2007.
There are no definite plans to
build a fire station in the city due to
the lack of funding, .she said.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Mayor Marilyn Aker recently
expressed her pride in,her commu-
nity. "I'm just so proud of how this
city has come out of Hurricane
.Charley, and hope I'nl around to
see it all happen."
Aker said continued cleanup of
the town from the 2004 hurricanes
is still under way. "Each day we get.
a little more done."
Major plans for 2006 include
annexation of the planned Florida
Reno subdivision at the intersection
of SR 64 West and South Florida
Avenue, extending water and sewer
services there.
"Hopefully, there will also be
grant monies for updating the
sewer and water systems and some
street paving, too," concluded
Aker.
Staff writer Jim Kelly contributed
to this report.




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SKatrina victims in the Gu

The Hardee County
SDistrict will receive $ 6.6
Additional state funding
Completion of the new K
Currently under construe
of Wauchula.

A public hearing will
if the county's fire cod
ment, a new fee schedule
ing the position of fire n
needed.

A tag sale, similar tc
garage sale, and the first
farmers market will be
Main Street in downto
chula this Saturday.


October
The Hardee County
sion has approved opening
pair of lakes at the 1
Hardee Lakes Park.

Anthony Deboy who
escaped from the Harde.
Jail has been sentenced
years in state prison for th

One of the deadliest
I history, Hurricane Wilma
headed toward Hardee Co

Hurricane Wilma left
County with a few limbs
couple of closed roads a
power outages. The cou


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other relationships rr
given.


NEWSMAKERS
Continued From 1A
lf Coast. much better under Wilma than in
last year's storms.
SSchool
million in No
to pay for November
t-8 school Friday night the Hardee Wildcat
tion north football team became the Class 3A-
District 12 Champions after a
fourth-quarter kickoff-return touch-
determine down won the game against the
e amend- Desoto Bulldogs..
and creat-
narshal is Hardee County Commissioners
are struggling with determining
how the county should grow and
Sa large meet the needs of new residents.
t monthly
held on The murder trial of Thomas
wn Wau- Crews Jr., who has been accused in
the 2002 disappearance of 20-year-
old Sondra Barrington, has been
moved to Polk County. Barrington
hasn't been seen or heard from
Commis- since 2002, nor has her body ever
g the final been found.
,200-acre
The preliminary engineering and
design for the south half of the pro-
recently posed four-laning of U.S. 17 from
e County the Desoto County line to Zolfo
to seven Springs won't be done until 2011.
iat crime.

storms in December
, may be Everyone over 65 has to choose
iunty. Medicare A, Medicare B, and the'
new Medicare D. Medicare D is
: Hardee prescription drug coverage, a new
down, a type of insurance program recently
nd a few established with Medicare.
nty fared
Hardee County misses out on.
two major state transportation
incentive plans.

Preliminary recommendations on
blished the K-8 school attendance and its
public effect on the four elementary
submit- schools in the county are in the first
home. draft stage though not "set in
of the
ded for stone".

n the Eunice Toms, 85, has been mak-
>f resi- ing gingerbread houses for over 30
occu- years and recently shipped one as a
rships, Christmas gift to her granddaughter
s and in Iraq who is serving there as a
s. The doctor.
include _
e, par- The cost of gasoline in Hardee
and County will increase by a nickel on
enum- Sunday due to last June's unani-
lildren. mous decision by the County
mediate Commissioners to impose a five-"
lion of cent local option gas tax to go.
nay be towards road improvements in the
county.


Q: Does the Daily Value
amount for potassium on food
labels apply to all adults?
A: The Daily Value for potassi-
um, 3,500 milligrams (mg), applies
to all adults. This figure comes
from old recommendations of the'
Institute of Medicine (IOM) that
formed the basis of the
Recommended Dietary Allow-
ances. Some experts still do
approve of using this amount as a
target for potassium intake. It is
substantially higher than the current
average intake. But the IMO has
revised its recommendation for
potassium. The Institute now sug-
gests that from age 14 males and
females might benefit from a daily
potassium intake of 4,700 mg. If
you follow the American Institute
for Cancer Research (AICR) advice
to eat an abundance of vegetables,
fruits, whole grains and beans, a
higher potassium intake is one of
the many nutritional benefits you
will receive.
Q: What is it about the DASH
diet that is supposed to be so
healthful?
A: The Dietary Approaches to
Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet
was developed to lower blood pres-
sure more than just limiting sodium
consumption can. Studies show that
the DASH diet can reduce blood
pressure, as well as LDL ("bad")
cholesterol. Rich in vegetables,
fruits, whole grains and low-fat
dairy products, the DASH eating


plan provides plenty of potassium,
magnesium and calcium, all of
which may help control blood pres-
sure. The cholesterol-lowering
effects of DASH probably stem
from the fiber found in the abun-
dance of vegetables, fruits and
whole grains, along with the low
level of saturated fat from the limit-
ed amounts of fatty meat. A new
study further suggests that part of
the health benefits from the DASH
diet may come from its high level of
natural phytochemicals. The inter-
action of phytochemicals and nutri-
ents in a healthy, mostly plant-
based diet is also thought to
decrease the risk of other chronic
conditions, like cancer.
Q: My snack choices are the
least healthy part of my eating.
How can I change my snacking
habits?
A: By noticing your habits,
you've made the first step toward
changing them. Now, to improve
them, you need to determine why
you're snacking. Snacking can
occur in response to hunger, emo-
tional cues or behavioral cues. If
you truly aren't hungry when you
snack, instead of switching to
healthy foods, it's better to break
this nonhunger-related habit. Look
carefully at the chain of events that
leads up to this habit. Then come up
with a way to break the chain. For
example, if you snack when you get
home because you stop in the
kitchen, put your things down else-


Nutrition Notes


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where. Go immediately to some
other room and do something to
occupy yourself for a while. If you
change the cues that remind you to
snack, the habit should be relatively
easy to change. Continue the new
pattern long enough to break the old
mental links.
Q: Are cooking sprays fat-free?
A: Since cooking spray oils are
made of vegetable oils, they do con-
tain fat. However, the spray cans
produce a portion so small that the
fat content in a standard serving is
insignificant. According to nutrition
labeling laws, when one serving of
a food contains less than 0.5 grams
of a nutrient, that number can be
rounded down to zero and the prod-
uct can be regarded as having none
of the nutrient. In the case of fat and
cooking sprays, these products can
legally be labeled "fat-free."
However, some people use very
large amounts of oil sprays and
believe that they are still getting
zero fat. This is untrue. A standard
serving of a cooking spray lasts 0.3
second and usually contains 0.2 or
0.3 grams of fat. If you spray for a
longer period of time, you need to
adjust your calculation of the fat
content to determine how much you
are really getting. But you shouldn't
try to make all of your foods, fat-
free. For good health, we need some
fat each day. Two healthful choices
when used in moderation are olive
and canola oils
Q: Will I get a better workout if
I drink a sports drink instead of
water before or during exercise?
A: Getting enough fluid before
and during exercise is vital all year
long, but especially when it's hot


and you sweat more. The American
SCollege of Sports Medicine advises
people to drink about 16 ounces in
the two to three hours before exer-
cise, six to 12 ounces every 15 to
200 minutes during exercise and
enough fluid afterward to replace
fluids lost through sweat. For vigor-
ous exercise that lasts over an hour,
or for intense stop-start sports like
hockey, sports drinks that provide
small amounts of carbohydrates can
improve your performance.
SFor typical adult exercisers, how-
ever, a drink with extra calories
does not help and is probably
counter-productive for weight con-
trol. The best choice is usually
water. Studies also show that people
are able to put more effort into a
workout and thus get more benefit
out of it if they have eaten with-
in three or four hours before exer-
cise. If you exercise too early in the
morning to eat beforehand, you
might experiment with sports
drinks, one hundred percent juices
and light snacks like a banana to see
what foods work best for you.
Q: Besides bananas, what other
fruits and vegetables are high
potassium?
A: Other high-potassium fruits
include avocados, cantaloupe, kiwi,
raisins and dried apricots. Orange,
grapefruit and prune juices are also
strong sources. Tomato and tomato-
vegetable juices (the tomato is tech-'
nically a fruit) are high in potassi-
um, but, the regular versions of
these juices are also high in sodium.
Low-sodium and reduced-sodium
versions are better choices if you
want to stay within the current
dietary sodium recommendations.
Add a squirt of lemon or lime juice
to perk up-the flavor if you like.
Concentrated sources of potassium
can be found among vegetables.
Dark green leafy vegetables such as
spinach, white or sweet potatoes,
winter squash and lentils, and beans
like lima, kidney, navy and pinto
are all good choices.


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Obituaries


CALVIN WILSON ,
Calvin Wilson, 83, of Wauchula,
died Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, in
Bartow.
He was born Oct. 7, 1922 in
Wauchula, and had been a lifelong
resident of Wauchula. He was a
member of Northside Baptist
Church, and a truck driver for the
Pure Oil Company. He was a World
War II veteran serving in the U.S.
Navy.
Survivors include his wife Mary;
one nephew, Curtis Wilson and
wife Judy of Wauchula; one niece,
Doris Walters of Frostproof; and
one great-nephew, Mark Walters of
Frostproof.
There were no services.
Memorials may be made to the
charity of one's choice.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

EVA JOANE EDGE
Eva Joane Edge, 64, of
Wauchula, died Wednesday, Dec.
28, 2005, in Bartow.
SShe was a homemaker.
Survivors are her husband, James
F Edge; three children, Danny Ray
Wright and wife Hope, Clifton M.
Wright and Glenda Paugh; seven
grandchildren, Jeannie Paugh,
Rebecca Paugh, Krista Powell and
husband Mike, Daniel Wright J.D.
Rocky and Braxx; and three great-
grandchildren, Christopher Paugh,
Kaitlyn Powell and Hunter Powell.
The family received friends
Sunday, Jan. 1, from 4 until 6 p.m.
at Brant Funeral Chapel. Funeral
services were Monday, Jan. 2, at 10
a.m. at Brant Funeral Chapel with
burial in Lakeview Memorial
Gardens.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


















ANTHONY MICHAEL
TONYY" CANGELOSI
Anthony Michael "Tony"
Cangelosi, 78, of Punta Gorda,
died Dec. 28, 2005, at Charlotte
Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 1, 1927, in
New York, N.Y., and had lived in
Charlotte County for five years,
coming from Wauchula where he
had lived for 25 years. He was a
World War II veteran serving in
the U.S. Navy, and attended the
First United Methodist Church
of Wauchula. He was a police
officer with the City of New
York for 20 years. He served as a
police officer for the City of
Wauchula, and was a real estate
agent with Davis and Roberts.
Memberships' include Past
President of the Church Men's
Club, Masonic Lodge #17,
Kiwanis Club, American Legion
Post 0002, VFW Post 10285,
Gulf Coast 1013 Club, Italian
American Club, and the Sons of
Italy.
He is survived by Hazel, his
wife of 55 years; one son, Mark
Cangelosi of Port Charlotte; one
daughter, Carol of Ashville,
N.C.; two brothers, Joseph
Cangelosi and wife Renate of
Niceville and Frank Cangelosi
and wife Mary of Holmdel, N.J.;
one brother-in-law, Edmund
Canova of Clearwater; two
grandchildren, Mia and Michael
Cangelosi; and numerous nieces
and nephews.
Services were at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the First
United Methodist Church of
Wauchula with the Rev. Jeff
Ramsland officiating. Burial
with military honors will be at
2:30 p.m. in Florida National
Cemetery in Bushnell. The fami-
ly received friends on Monday,
Jan. 2, 6-8 p.m. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel,
Wauchula.
Memorials may be made to the
'Alzheimer's Association, 228 N.
Ridgewood Dr., 2nd floor,
Sebring, FL 33871.


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Wauchula




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ANTHONY MICHAEL
TONYY" CANGELOSI
Anthony Michael "Tony"
Cangelosi, 78, of Punta Gorda, died
Dec. 28, 2005, at Charlotte
Regional Medical Center.
He was born June 1, 1927, in
New York, N.Y., and had lived in
Charlotte County for five years,
coming from Wauchula where he
had lived for 25 years. He was a
World War I veteran serving in the
U.S. Navy, and attended the First
United Methodist Church of
Wauchula. He was a police officer
with the City of New York for 20
years. He served as a police officer
for the City of Wauchula, and was a
real estate agent with Davis and
Roberts. Memberships include Past
President of the Church Men's
Club, Masonic Lodge #17, Kiwanis
Club, American Legion Post 0002,
VFW Post 10285, Gulf Coast 1013
Club, Italian American Club, and
the Sons of Italy.
He is survived by Hazel, his wife
of 55 years; one son, Mark
Cangelosi of Port Charlotte; one
daughter, Carol of Ashville, N.C.;
two brothers, Joseph Cangelosi and
wife Renate of Niceville and Frank
Cangelosi and wife Mary of
Holmdel, N.J.; one brother-in-law,
Edmund Canova of Clearwater;
two grandchildren, Mia and
Michael Cangelosi; and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Services were at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 3, at the First United
Methodist Church of Wauchula
with the Rev. Jeff Ramsland offici-
ating. Burial with military honors
will be at 2:30 p.m. in Florida
National Cemetery in Bushnell.
The family received friends on
Monday, Jan. 2, 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel,
Wauchula.
Memorials may be made to the
Alzheimer's Association, 228 N.
Ridgewood Dr., 2nd floor, Sebring,
FL 33871.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


DANIEL "DANNY" NUCCIO
Daniel "Danny" Nuccio, 32, of
Wauchula, died Dec. 27, 2005 in
Lake Wales.
He was born Dec. 9, 1973 in
Gainesville and was a lifelong resi-
dent of Wauchula. He was a 1991
graduate of Hardee High School, a
veteran serving in the U.S. Marine
Corps, an Eagle Scout, and a mem-
ber of the Church of Jesus Christ of
Latter Day Saints.
Survivors are his wife Melanie,
one son, Coby; parents, Marshall
and Rebecca Nuccio of Wauchula;
grandmother, Natalie Wood of
Mulberry; two brothers, A.J. and
Derek Nuccio of Wauchula; two
sisters, Andrea Nuccio of
Kennewick, Wash. and Davina
Fallaw and husband Aaron of Hill
Air Force Base, Utah.
Services were held at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31 at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel, Wauchula,
with Joseph Denton Cash officiat-
ing. Burial was in Wauchula
Cemetery. Visitation was Friday 6-
8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the
Boy Scouts of America, Gulf Ridge
Council, 13228 N. Central Ave.,
Tampa 33612.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

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OR leoving UMemogy


CALVIN
WILSON
Calvin Wilson, 83, of
Wauchula, died Thursday, Dec.
29, 2005, in Bartow.
He was born Oct. 7, 1922 in
Wauchula, and had been a life-
long resident of Wauchula. He
was a member of Northside
Baptist Church, and a truck dri-
ver for the Pure Oil Company. He
was a World War II veteran serv-
ing in the U.S. Navy.
Survivors include his wife
Mary; one nephew, Curtis Wilson
and wife Judy of Wauchula; one
niece, Doris Walters of
Frostproof; and one great-
nephew, Mark Walters of
Frostproof.
There were no services.
Memorials may be made to the
charity of one's choice.


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Wauchula




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Name: Jesus Venegas
Montoya
Age: 24
Height: 5'11"
Weight" 203
Last Address: 1123 Lincoln
St., Wauchula
Charge: Violation of proba-
tion (original charge pos-
session of marijuana).


Name: Joe Allen Hearns
Age: 30
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 256
Last Address: Eighth and
Suwannee St., Zolfo
Springs
Charge: Grand theft


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DANIEL "DANNY"
NUCCIO
Daniel "Danny" Nuccio, 32, of
Wauchula, died Dec. 27, 2005 in
Lake Wales.
He was born Dec. 9, 1973 in
Gainesville and was a lifelong
resident of Wauchula. He was a
1991 graduate of Hardee High
School, a veteran serving in the
U.S. Marine Corps, an Eagle
Scout, and a member of the
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter
Day Saints.
Survivors are his wife
Melanie, one son, Coby; parents,
Marshall and Rebecca Nuccio of
Wauchula; grandmother, Natalie
Wood of Mulberry; two brothers,
A.J. and Derek Nuccio of
Wauchula; two sisters, Andrea
Nuccio of Kennewick, Wash.
and Davina Fallaw and husband
Aaron of Hill Air Force Base,
Utah.
Services were held at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 31 at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel,
Wauchula, with Joseph Denton
Cash officiating. Burial was in
Wauchula Cemetery. Visitation
was Friday 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to the
Boy Scouts of America, Gulf
Ridge Council, 13228 N. Central
Ave., Tampa 33612.



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Wauchula




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Name: Rico Garcia Cielo
Age: 41
Height: 5'6"
Weight: 190
Last Address: Zolfo
Springs
Charge: Violation of proba-
tion (original charge pos-
session of methampheta-
mines).


Name: John Thomas
Williams
Age: 42
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 300
Last Address: 453 S.
Hollandtown Road,
Wauchula
Charge: Fa)lure to appear
in court on a charge of vio-
lation of a domestic vio-
lence injunction for protec-
tion.


Name: Ellis Hodges
Age: 30
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 250
Last Address: 3707 Ninth
Ave. W, Zolfo Springs
Charge: Non-support.


Name: Margarita Baker
Perez
Age: 30
Height: 5'0"
Weight: 174
Last Address: 5935 Rich
Road, Bowling Green
Charge: Failure to appear
in court on a charge of
grand theft.


Name: Daniel Francisco
Lara
Age: 29
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 180
Last Address: 426 Lee St.,
Bowling Green
Charge: Violation of proba-
tion (original charge false
imprisonment).





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Name: Michael Craig
Thompson
Age: 35
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 260
Last Address: 6910 E.
Newman Circle, Lakeland
Charge: Non-support.


COOL, MOIST WEATHER:
BOOSTED SMALL GRAIN GROWTH

Weather Summary Report .,
Mostly dry, warm conditions over the central and southern Peninsula
allowed field work to progress on schedule during December 26 through
January 1. Temperatures for the week averaged from four degrees below
to five degrees above normal in the major stations. Daytime highs were in
the 60s, 70s and 80s. Evening lows were in the 30s, 40s and 50s with
Brooksville recording at least one low in the upper 20s. Minimal traces of
precipitation were recorded in most central and southern Peninsula stations.
The Panhandle and northern Peninsula received around one to two inches
of rain for the week. Marianna recorded one and two thirds inches of rain-
fall.

Field Crops Report
Sugarcane harvesting continued around Lake Okeechobee. The recent
cool, moist weather boosted growth of small grains in the Panhandle and
northern Peninsula. Recent rainfall over the Panhandle and northern
Peninsula kept most soil moisture supplies adequate with a few spots of
short and very short supplies reported for Wakulla, Suwannee, Union and
Washington counties. Drier conditions over the central and southern
Peninsula decreased soil moisture with supplies rated short to adequate. St.
Lucie County reported spots of very short soil moisture while Marion
County reported localities with surplus soil moisture.
Vegetable Report
Favorable weather conditions allowed planting and harvesting to
progress with most growers taking a break to welcome in the New Year
nearthe end of the week. Producers marketed snap beans, cabbage, celery,
sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole, lettuce, peppers, radish-
es, squash, strawberries and tomatoes.
Livestock Report
In the Panhandle and northern areas, the growing conditions for winter
forage are good. A warm trend for the weekend helped winter grazing
growth. Some small grain winter forage is just emerging. In the central
areas, the condition of the pasture is poor to good with most in fair condi-
tion. In the southwest, much of the range is in fair condition due to drought
stress on the grass. Statewide, cattle condition is mostly fair.
Fruit Report
Citrus: This past week was dry and unseasonably warm in all citrus
producing counties. Temperatures reached the high 70s to low 80s in all
areas towards the end of the week. Growers continue to irrigate in dryer
areas, clean ditches, and remove dead limbs and debris from groves,
Harvesting of early and midseason oranges slowed for the holidays but is
expected to pick up during the month of January. Grapefruit is below a half
million boxes again this week, with a larger percentage going to processing
rather than fresh. Sunburst tangerines are still going strong. Tangelos have
slowed the last couple of weeks. A small quantity of Honey tangerines are
being picked for processing. Twelve processing plants ran oranges this past
week with another scheduled to open sometime early next month. Some
plants ran through the holiday weekend while others closed and were
scheduled to restart late Monday or early Tuesday.



O Winter! Ruler of the inverted year...I crown thee king of inti-
mate delights, fireside enjoyments, home-born happiness, and all
the comforts that the lowly roof of undisturb'd retirement, and
Sthe hours of long uninterrupted evening, know.
-William Cowper


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|eElRtERt SCHOOLS |

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or PB&J-
Sandwich (Salad Tray, Mixed Vege-.
tables, Applesauce, Roll, Fruit
Snack) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits, Buttered.
Toast, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun or
Hot Dog on a Bun (Salad Tray;'
French Fries, Juice, Chocolate Chip
Cookies) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Mini Pocket?
Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Deil Turkey Sandwich or
Cowboy Macaroni (Salad Tray, Pinto,
Beans and Ham, Peaches, Juice'-
Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal-
Cinnamon Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket of
Chicken Fryz (Salad Tray, Fresha
Potatoes, Pears, Jell-O, Roll) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled"'
Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered Toast,.
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chili Con Carne/w:
Crackers or Fish Sandwich (Salad.
Tray, Potato Rounds, Broccoli,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk



MONDAY .
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut, Juice..
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or PB&J
Sandwich or Cheese Pizza (Tossed .
Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Macaroni
Salad, Applesauce, Fruit Snack,'
Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits, Buttered;
Toast, Pears, Milk .
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun or;.
Hot Dog on a Bun or Pepperoni;:,
Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato, Frenchr
Fries, Chocolate Chip Cookies, :;
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast Mini
Pocket, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni or Deli;
Turke Sandwich or Cheese Pizza
(Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto Beans &
Ham, Cucumber & Tomato Salad,
Peaches, Juice, Roll) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Buttered Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz or Pepperoni Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Fresh Potatoesi
Carrot-Raisin Salad, Jell-O, Pears,
Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese & Ham, Buttered
Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chili w/Crackers or
Cheese Pizza or Fish Sandwich
(Lettuce & Tomato, Broccoli, Fruit
Cocktail, Juice, Veggie Cup, Wholp
Kernel Corn) and Milk



MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets (Tossed
Salad, Savory Rice, Mixed
Vegetables, Squash, Applesauce,
Juice, Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits, Buttered
Toast, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Fresh Potatoes:,
Broccoli, Macaroni Salad, Chocolate
Chip Cookie, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY ;
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast Mini
Pocket, Pineapple Chunks, Milk;
Lunch: Cowboy Macaroni
(Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Fruit Snacks,
Peaches, Roll, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal,
Buttered Toast, Applesauce, Milk ,
Lunch: Chicken Fryz (Tossed
Salad, Potato Salad, Baked Beans,
Whole Kernel Corn, Rosy Pear
Dessert, Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pop Tarts,
Cheese Toast, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Chili Con Came & Beans


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Attitudes On Ag
By Bill Hodge
4 Retired Farmer & Rancher


Beef Producers Tour- Florida to Texas/Mexico Continued from my
December 1, 2005 article ...
The hunting side of Rudolfo Dela Santos Rancho Grande comprises
110,000 acres of a hunting ranch. A* we drove up, we saw a beautiful two-
story multi-colored facility that was.ui, l-. esthouse for hunters.
It contained eight rooms (four up ;a, 'our down) for four persons each.
All rooms were about 1,500 square feet with four beds, two baths, a bar, and
dining/sitting area with satellite TV.
The complex was in the shape of a "U" with the facility I described
being the front and focal point. The left side contained several hot tubs, a
large horseshoe bar and dining area. The right contained the kitchen area,
another bar and two dining rooms for 30 people each. The center section of
the complex contained an S-shaped, 150-foot-long swimming pool.
The whole facility sat on a plateau and looked 30 miles to the moun-
tains. Everything was of the finest materials and construction.
Four-wheel drive trucks with two seats mounted on the front and an
observation tower for hunters mounted on the back were used for hunting.
A network of roads ran through the ranch.
As we unloaded from our bus and walked through the portico in the U-
shaped area behind the guesthouse, we were met by a group of Mexican
waiters dressed in black pants and white jackets carrying trays of margari-
tas. As we toured the facilities the manager gave us an in-depth history of
the facility and how it operates. Everywhere we went the trays of margari-
tas followed.
Several of our group expressed an interest in returning for a hunt and
were told they were booked solid until the 2006-hunting season. Fees for a
white-tailed deer hunt are $3,000 per person for four days/four nights, with
everything furnished (all accommodations, food, drink, license, guhs,
ammunition, guides etc.).
If you kill a trophy white-tailed deer (December-January) that will cost
you an additional $3,500. Animals killed that do not quality as a trophy are
priced on a lesser scale. They-advertise they are the only lodge in Mexico
to ever produce two record book white-tailed deer in one season. They even
provide refreshments in the field to hunters.
Dove, quail and duck hunts are available October-February. These are
for three nights and four days for $1,995 with 12 species per shoot and no
point system. They hunt from specialized "safari style" vehicles. Included
are nachos and field refreshments all day, catered gourmet meals, bird boys
and round-trip transportation from Laredo/Eagle Pass.


profit makers. They perform better in their climate.
Steers are fed 120 to 140 days. At 1,200 pounds they will get 63 per-
cent yield with 35 percent grading choice. They prefer cattle from Mexico
as they are raised under harsh conditions, and the top Mexican cattle they
buy outperform U.S. cattle in their feed lot. Death loss on the Mexican cat-
tle is half of one percent. American cattle death loss is one percent.
Seventy-five percent of their cattle come from Mexico.
In summer they feed three times per day and in winter twice a day.
Small cattle (under 700 pounds) that come in go on irrigated wheat or rye
pastures. At 700 pounds they go into the feedlot. Cattle are fed 3.5 percent
of their body weight. It takes 155 tons of grain per day to keep the lot going.
All internal lots sloped to a central drainage system, which takes all manure
runoff to a lagoon and is used to irrigate the pastures.
Next month back on the road for more of Texas.




The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls


AROUND THE PARK
Charlotte Longueuil was taken to
the hospital Friday the 23rd. After
some testing, she was able to come
home on Christmas day. We were
all happy for her. She needs to slow
down and get some rest. Mark
Herman left Monday afternoon to
spend a month further south. He
was showing movies. We don't
have another movie volunteer so
Monday nights are now open
except for the first one of each
month when we have our Ice Cream
Social. Mary Lou and Ernie Katzur
had their daughter Kaye Gilford,
granddaughter, grandson and a
friend spending Christmas week
with them. Wednesday night the
28th, 28 of us had a covered dish.
Jim Walton baked his terrific bread
for us.

A CHRISTMAS
CELEBRATION
Saturday evening we decorated the
tables for Christmas dinner. We
have so many talented people in our
park. First Forest Grooms and Fred
Marsh washed the floor in the club-


house. Then we covered our tables
with red and green cloths and put
crepe paper down the middle. Each
one also had a colored vase filled
with silk flowers.
We had 56 people join us for din-
ner. Fred Marsh and I cooked the
turkeys and hams. Ray and Cecil
did the carving. Everyone brought a
dish and, as usual, we all ate too
much. Later in the day about 40of
:us played card bingo. Charlotte
called the numbers. We had so
much fun taking prizes from one
another. I'm not saying who got the
coal!

BINGO AND CARDS
Thursday the 22nd saw 15 bingo
players and Claude won the 50/50.
Audrey Semler and Mary Lou
Katzur split the jar. On Tuesday the
27th 16 played and Dale Bohnett
won the 50/50. Kaye Gilford won
the jar and was the big overall win-
ner. Wednesday cards had four
Pokeno players and Pat Bohnett
was the big winner. Four people
played Phase 10 and Dale and
Winnie won.
Have a happy and safe new year.
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COURTESY PHOTO
Tour group members pose at Rudolfo Dela Santos Rancho
Grande near Coahuila, Mexico.
Also there are spring turkey/boar hits for-$895 and bass fishing at
$200 ai dy per adult. So signrup for an experience of a lifetime.
From there we returned'to Texas. Our next stop was at Runnels/Peters
Feedlot in Quemado, Texas. They have a capacity of 13,000 head. Their
cattle are fed a 12.5 percent protein ration and gain three pounds per head
per day. They prefer cattle with a high percentage of Brahman as their best


2006
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION AND
APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers. Room 102
Courthouse Annex. 412 W. Orange Street Wauchula. Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF January 05" & 19" Regular meeting
Thursday, January 19h BCC Zoning at 8:35 a.m.
Friday, January 13" Planning Session at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, January 05" at 6:30 p.m. BCC Joint meeting with Planning & Zoning
Board for CF's 2004/05 & 2005/06 Annual Report.
Monday, January 02"" County Offices Closed New Year's Holiday
Monday, January 16" County Offices Closed Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPENDENT DISTRICT BOARD at 8:45 a.m.
MONTH OF January 13"'
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD"
Meets third Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF January-17'"
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each month at
6:00 p.m. .
MONTH OF January 05"
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. In Conference Room
202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF January 09"
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Public Works Department
Conference Room. 205 Hanchev Road
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library In Annex II
MONTH OF January- No meeting scheduled.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlava Drive. Wauchula
MONTH OF January 10m"
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF January -17t' at 12:00 p.m.
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
SMeetings held at 5:30 p.m. In Conference Room. Room 202. 412 W. Oranae St.
MONTH OF January 31"
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (IDA)
meets second Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
MONTH OF January 10"
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
. MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.
'MINING AD HOC MEETING
'Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF January- 24"
:&NG RANGE TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in Public Works
Department Conference Room. 205 Hanchey Road
MONTH OF January 04'
SThis is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the County Commissioners office at least
forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a person
:decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to any matter
:considered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings,
:and that; for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Clifton N. "Nick" Timmerman, Chairman 01:05


COURTESY PHOTO
The tables were loaded with food for Christmas dinner.


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Zolfo Springs property from the Mystic Station.
GAS STATION REOPENS AS STORE Two weeks ago, the
Cardenas Food Store opened its doors to the public for the very first time.
Located at 3052 U.S. 17 S in Zolfo Springs at the old Mystik Gas
Station, the food store offers a wide variety of products. All forms of dairy,
lunch meats and produce can be found on the shelves.
The store also offers gas. The normal octanes of 87, 88 and 89 can be
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This is the office of the Brooke Insurance Agency, which promis-
es to bring a wide variety of coverage to the citizens of Hardee
County.
COVERING YOU The Brooke Insurance Agency run by Brad
Smith has opened up in Wauchula at 107 East Main Street.,
The company seeks to combine local, ownership with national
resources, thus combining a community feel with an access to top insurance
markets and companies throughout the country.
"We are excited about bringing Brooke's broad portfolio of affordable
insurance options to the residents of Wauchula," said Smith.
,Products that Brooke's offers include home, auto, business, life and
loig term chriinsurance plans.
"One of the keys to our company's growth is that our agents own the
customer relationships 100 percent while we provide the agents with access
to capital, economies of scale and marketing support," said Shawn Lowry,
president of Brooke Franchise Corporation.
The insurance agency and the Brooke Franchise Corporation are part of the
Brooke Corporation which distributes insurance, financial and funeral ser-
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cash the following described livestock:
1-Black Angus cross bull approx. 1500 Ibs.
after 1 p.m. on January 9, 2006 at the Hardee Livestock
Market to satisfy a claim for all incurred fees, expenses
for feeding and care and costs hereof.
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The Herald-Advocate
lUSPS 578-758

Thursday, January 5. 2005


Outta' The Woods
By Tony Young
, Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission


For most of us January 1st is the time of year to mark new beginnings
- we make our New Year's Resolutions in hopes of making this year a lit-
tle better than last. Some of the most popular resolutions include weight
loss, physical fitness and better money management of course, the list
goes on and on. Unfortunately, statistics show that most New Year's
Resolutions are not maintained as time goes on but lucky for you, your
local Property Appraiser's Office is here to help well, maybe not with
weight loss or physical fitness, but if you have resolved to manage your
money a little better -we may be able to help!
If you purchased a home or built a home during 2005 and made that
home your permanent residence prior to January 1, 2006, you may be eli-
gible for a $25,000 homestead property tax exemption. This exemption
could save property owners $440 $660 each year depending on the taxes
levied by each taxing authority (I'd say you're managing your money pret-
ty well if you can save that much money with just oeie visit to our office).
Another significant benefit available for anyone qualifying for home-
stead exemption is the "Save Our Homes" program. With "Save Our
Homes", each year the assessed value of your entire property does not
increase by more than three percent or the consumer price index, whichev-
er is less. As property values increase (as we have witnessed over the past
year) homestead properties are protected and the assessed value does not
increase with standard market increases over the years this program
saves property owners thousands of dollars. In addition to the savings pro-
vided through homestead exemption, other exemptions that may be avail-
able to you include the following:
*Widow's and Widower's exemption $500
*Disability exemption $500
*Blind person's exemption $500
*Disabled veteran exemption $5,000 Widows and Widowers of
a deceased disabled veteran
*Total and permanent disability quadriplegic Total Exemption
*Service connected total and permanent disability Total Exemption
*Exemption for Disabled Veterans confined to wheelchairs Total
Exemption
*Total and permanent disability exemption Total Exemption
*Senior Exemption $10,000

Another benefit available to property owners that utilize their land for
bona fide agricultural purposes is the greenbelt classification. "Bona fide
agricultural purposes" means good faith commercial agricultural use of the
land. If you purchased land during 2005 that is primarily used for an agri-
cultural business, you may qualify for this classification another signif-
icant savings available to property owners for their efforts to sustain the
agriculture industry in our county. Florida Statute 193.461 sets forth the
criteria for qualifying for the agricultural classification. Some of the crite-
ria used to determine qualification include, but are not limited to:
*Length of time the land has been utilized;
*Whether the use has been continuous;
*The purchase price paid (if purchase price is three times or more the
ag land value a presumption is made that it is not bona fide agricultural pur-
pose);
*Size, as it relates to specific agricultural use;
'Whether an indicated effort has been made to care sufficiently for the
land;
*Whether the land is leased and if so the conditions of the lease;
*Such other factors as may from ume to time become.applicable.

The filing period for these exemptions and classifications is Jan. 3,
2006-March 1 we encourage everyone to come to our office at their ear-
liest convenience after the first of the yeir to ensure that they don't miss the
deadline for filing.
If you currently receive the benefit of any exemption or ag classifica-
tipn, you will be receiving a post card from our office that should be
returned if you no longer qualify for the exemption or ag classification. If
you receive a blue postcard in the mail please drop by our office before
March 1 you may be eligible for homestead' ag classification, or other
exemptions.
Don't forget those of you that are involved in a partnership, propri-
etorship, corporation or are a self-employed agent or contractor, must file a
tangible personal property tax return with our office each year. Property
owners who lease, lend or rent property must also file a return. All
Tangible Personal Property returns must be filed by April 1 in order to
avoid a penalty (all other exemption and ag classifications forms must be
filed by March 1).
For more information regarding exemptions, agricultural classifica-
tions, and tangible personal property contact our office at 863/773-2196 or
visit our website at www.hardeepa.net. Our office is open Monday -Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m., however if you are unable to make it to our office during
those hours, please contact us and we will make arrangements to meet with
you after hours.
Let's prove those statistics wrong this year let's make our resolu-
tions and stick to them!


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WHY NOT TRY COON HUNTING?
One pleasant spring day a few years back I met Willie Williams, the
gentleman who introduced me to and taught me everything I know about,
raccoon hunting (or coon htntin' as we call it). I was at Tallahassee's Lake
Lafayette to do some bass fishing from the shoreline when I spotted Willie
sitting on a five-gallon bucket, fishing for speckled perch with a cane pole.
When I asked if he was having any luck, Willie said, "They bitin' all
right."
I rigged up my line with a "jerk-bait" and made my first cast of the day.
With just two twitches of my rod tip, the top of the water exploded as a
monster largemouth bass inhaled my lure. I gave the old "bucket mouth"
five seconds to swim with the bait and reveal which direction I needed to
set the hook. I pointed the rod tip at the fish while I tightened my line and
then reared back.
Willie just watched in amazement as I fought and hauled in an 11.5-
pounder (my biggest bass to date). I hadn't planned on keeping any fish
that day, but this baby was going on the Wall.
Within the next half-hour I landed 20 more bass, and all of them
weighed between three and seven pounds. After the first five minutes,
Willie just put down his pole and kept chuckling with his infectious laugh
- the kind of laugh that is genuine and wins friends.
Finally, Willie and I decided to call it a day, and as we walked away
from the shoreline he offered to let me park my truck at his place the next
time I decided to go fishing. Parking there would shorten the walk to my
fishing spot, and I thanked him for the kind gesture.
As we trudged up the hill, Willie told me about his love for coon hunt-
ing and said he had some sure-enough coon dogs.
"They ain't nothing' like the feeling' that comes over you when you hear




Letter To The Editor

Owner Is Thankful

To Find His Cow Dog


Dear Editor,
I'd like to take time to thank
everyone involved for the safe
return of Gypsy, my cattle dog. I
truly appreciate the honesty and
kindness of others. I thank every-
one, including your staff, Ralph
Harrison, David Cole, and the
SHardee County Fire Department. If
your story had not run in this
week's paper it is probably certain I
would have never been reunited
with Gypsy.
On the night of Dec: 22, Gypsy!
escaped from h.e, pen. I Jeft before.
Daybreak on Pec: 23 and due tbeher
expecting at any moment thought I
was leaving her safely behind,
Evidently, Gypsy must have fol-
lowed me out, and I missed her.
Friday afternoon when I returned
home.
I spent the Christmas weekend
searching for her around the house
and felt she couldn't be far. But,
then a friend of mine informed me
he had seen Gypsy running beside
Hwy. 64. I knew she had run too
far, and her disappearance was a lot
more serious than I had once
thought. I widened the search by
visiting my neighbors, calling all
'the 'veterinary clinics, Hardee
County Animal Control, and even
posted an Internet ad on Strato.Net
and had no success..
I was so relieved to see Gypsy on
the front page of the paper on
Wednesday evening. I immediately
called and later verified it certainly
was Gypsy. It is wonderful to reside
in such a caring community. I
believe Gypsy brought out the true
Christmas spirit to everyone she
touched.
I'm grateful to the strangers who
picked Gypsy up who were con-
cerned of her safety, the Hardee
County Fire Department who was
sympathetic to Gypsy's pregnant
condition, and David Cole and his


family for their love and attention. I
am so glad to have her and her pup-
pies back safe and sound.
Gypsy is. an asset to my work,
and she truly would have been
missed. She'll be back to work after
her much deserved maternity leave.
Again, I cannot thank everyone
enough who were instrumental in
Gypsy's safe return home.
Sincerely,
Ed Huddleston
Ona


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nHMrLd'a.'Iio ai 'Jwish education, Over the y ars
a,.lJcamei 5,ye 'Jicewi'omnuity life. Butiyf fy
' 1975, sometlig hlppined tial turned his'life ipsideedodwn. '-
S .. n's daughter Judy called him from Boston to tell him she
Believed that Jesus is the Messiah. This announcement caused a
tremendous upheaval in the entire Telchin household. To win his
daughter back. Stan set out to disprove the me.ssiahship of Jesus. But
the answers he discocired brought him to the A.inC conclusiun--thl
lesus ii the NlMesiah
Since that time, Stan hr. been a pastor, a writer, and ha. appeared
aI guest teacher on nmot o the major nanonal Christian
ICelcIsion and nidio pr gr:im He niotnIatL. educates,
eqL'ip. aUid encuun;,i&S C lInstjinn. It re.ich out to and
iecei' e Jle isl I people with arms filled with love.
\We invite you o1 hear for yourself how God has
been at work in Stan's life. Why not invite a Jewish
friend, neighbor or relative to join you at this
exciting event? It will challenge them to consider
the claims-of Jesus us their Messiah.


See Stan Telchin in person


Sunday, January 8th at 11:00 AM


Southside Baptist Church


505 South 10th Avenue


Wauchula, Florida


(863) 773-4368


Stan Telchin is a missionary with Jews for Jesus.
Admission is free.
An offering will be taken for the missionary work of Jews for Jesus.
Please call ahead for any schedule changes.


Jews for Jesus, 60 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA 94102


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your dogs open u ...trail," he said.
He also saidThis prized 'female treeing-Walker coonhound had just
recently given birth to a litter of pups and asked if I wanted to have a look
at them.
"Sure," I said.
There were six puppies, around a month old -- "saddlebacks" with lots
of distinctive black "ticks" on their undersides. They didn't have much
white on them, like a lot of Walkers do, and had only a touch of brown
around their faces and rears.
Willie said if my wife and I wanted one, we could take our pick.
I took him up on the offer. My lovely wife Elizabeth picked out a pret-
ty female that took a liking to her immediately. Dakota, as we named her,
turned out to be a fine coon dog and a great pet.
Willie had an ulterior motive besides finding this puppy a good home.
He had found himself a new hunting buddy to share the coon-hunting tra-
dition.
Meanwhile, I had made a good friend, got a great dog and entered the,
exciting world ot coon hunting.
If you'd like to try coon hunting, you may do so with dogs at night
while using a flashlight or headlamp. On private property, with written per-
mission from the landowner, you may hunt raccoons year-round, but most
sportsmen prefer to hunt them during the colder months to reduce the dogs'
chances of encountering snakes or alligators.
You are only allowed to harvest raccoons, and opossums for that mat-
ter, using .22 rimfire firearms (other than .22-magnums) or single-shot
.410-gauge shotguns with shot no larger than size 6. During the hunt, all
firearms must remain unloaded except immediately prior to shooting treed
or bayed raccoons or opossums.
There are no daily or seasonal bag limits on raccoons or opossums.
All dogs used to pursue raccoons or opossums are required to wear col-
lars or'tags which identify dog owners and their addresses.
Hunting either species by "shining" or using lights from moving vehi-
cles, boats or animals is against the law. It also is illegal to transport wild-
trapped live raccoons within, into or from Florida.
So.if you're looking for a new and exciting hunting opportunity, get
ahold of a good coon dog, grab your .22, a flashlight and a pair of hip
waders and take to the swamps.
Here's wishing you a happy New Year and good hunting. If you can,
do like Willie did and introduce someone new to a different kind of hunting
- pass the tradition on. As always, have fun, hunt safely, and we'll see you
in the woods!



On The Local Links
HUSBAND AND WIFE FUN-DAY
Twenty-six players enjoyed this event. Taking first place, with a gross
score of 35, were Roy and Carol Campbell. Jackie and Heinz Bayer claimed
second place with a net score of 35. Third place went to Roy and Aggie
Heverly. The next outing is scheduled for Jan. 17. See the sign-up board in
the clubhouse.

CRYSTAL LAKE MEN'S LEAGUE
These golfers played Total Points on Thursday. Bill Johnston, Charlie
McKnight, Harold Johnson and Ken Bolin took first place with 38.

CRYSTAL LAKE LADIES' LEAGUE
This week's game was Guess Your Score. Monique DuFour and Nancy
King had a difference of one stroke to take first place. Marilyn Funkhouser
was closest to the #3 pin.


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2B The Herald-Advocate, January 5, 2005





-Schedule Of Weekly Services


Printed as a Public Service
by
The Herald-Advocate
Wauchuli, Floiida

Deadline: Thursday 5 I.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

CHURCH OF GOD
Hwy 17 and Ratliff Rd. 375-22311
375-3100
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship...................... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

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

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

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
" Sudy 'Scho,1 9:45 a:mni'
S;Momring Worship ...................11:00 a.m. -
SYouth'Fellow hip...........................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.
SMorning Worship ....... ............11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 pin.
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 1l: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.
: Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.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.
SEvening Service 7:00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study/Prayer Ser. ..7:00 p.m.


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

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


BOWLING GREEN


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

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

ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Kdystone 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.m
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ..... ............ 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ....... ............6:00 p.m.
'Wednesday Prayer......................6:00 p.m

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer.....................7:00 p.m

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


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
New York Ave. and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ....:............7:00 p.m.
BETHEL MISSIONARY CHURCH
405 S. Florida Ave.
Sunday Morning Service ........10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship........11:00 a.m.
;' Wed. Night Service & Worship 7:00 pW it
, .Saturday Prayer 7:00Mpan.
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 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ....................11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship..........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00'p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
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.
SPriesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night......................7:30 p.m. ,
ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service......................11:30 a.m.
Evening Service .....................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath. ....7:30 p.m.
Fri. Night (Holy Ghost Night)..7:30 p.m.


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Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-0470
P.O. Box 780 Zolfo Springs, FL


WAUCHULA

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:15 p.m.
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.
Evening 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 .................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service..................... 10:45 a.m.
Wed. Youth Meeting ......6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday 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.
Morning Service......................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.ii.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-0657
Early Worship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Worship.................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m..
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.


FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH "''
1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... ...........6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m'
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W.Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service...................... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner...................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DE DIOS
PENTECOSTAL, M.I.
903 E. Summit St. (863) 452-6693
S Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
Martes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Viernes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo.............11:00 a:m: 1:00 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning...... ..........10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ... ...............7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ...............:.7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ...................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening..................7:30 p.m.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of.7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Church Training 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ... ......7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn..Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
:Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Discipleship 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 School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
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.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..... ............. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

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

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
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) ............7:30 p.m.
Sunday (English) :.................;..9:00 a.m.
(Spanish) ....................10:30 a.m.
(Creole) .1:00 p.m.
Daily Massin English ..........8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH! DAY
ADVENTIST'CHURCi I
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
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 Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service........ 7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
S773-0199
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ...... ..... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training .... 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ...... 7:00p.m.
Friday Night Worship ........ 7:30 p.m.


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


WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School . .. 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ............ 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer..... .... .. .. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship .......... 7:30 p.m.
,-. Saturday Worship ... .7:30 p.m.


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

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

ZOLFO SPRINGS

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 Childcare 735-8586
Morning Worship ........ .. 10:00 a.m.
"Children's Church......... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ... :..... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.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 ........... ..: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
, ;; .SdttlEl-wyslT: 494-5456?' -
Sunday School ....... .. .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.. 7.. 7Q p:m.

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

REALITY RANCH COWBOY
CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
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.nl
Confesiones .............. 10:00 a.m.
Doctrina ....... ........... 11:30 a.m.

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

ZOLFO BAPTIST CHURCH
311 E. 4th Ave. 735-1200
Sunday School ............10:00 a.m.
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Training Union............. 5:00 p.m.
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SEEDS
FROM l
THE-
SOWER

Michael A. Guido
Metter, Georgia


One morning I was teaching ny
German shepherd to follow me I
said, "Heel, Doc, heel!" and he
followed me nicely-until he saw a
butterfly. Away he ran to catch t.
How like so many of us. Instead
of following our.Lord, we chase
short-lived butterflies of pleasure.
Looking for a life of adventure,
excitement and thrills? Put God
above gold, loyalty above license,
self-control above self-indulgenco,
the Word above the world.
Follow the Lord at any cost, at
all times, and you'll follow Him
right into happiness here and
heaven hereafter.


-Lcs








T he snow falls softly and quietly from the gray winter sky. It
coats the ground and trees with a mantle of pure white. How
beautiful is the first snowfall, how peaceful is the winter season!
Some days we are well in need of a restful break from
the busy pace of our lives. Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us "For every
thing there is a season and a time for every matter under
heaven." Our Father provides us with the changing seasons.
As we gather at our house of worship this week, let us
thank Him for winter's silent majesty, and for the panoramic
kaleidoscope of all the seasons as each one passes before us and
presents us with beauty beyond compare.


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January 5, 2005, The Herald-Advocate 3B


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

75 YEARS AGO
Reed and James Back From New
York Trip: Lieutenant Dudley
Reed, who piloted the Stinson-
Detroiter cabin monoplane which
carried the first strawberries ever
shipped from Florida to New York
by air last week, and County Judge
F.G. Janes, who accompanied him,
returned to Wauchula Monday
afternoon in the same plane which
on Dec. 21 took off on the 1,130-
mile trip to New York City.
The two men were highly pleased
with the success of the trip and the
reception accorded the strawberries
and themselves in the big city.
They said they were well received
and royally treated.

Wauchula Population In 1930 Set
at 2,574: In 1920 Wauchula had a
population of 2,081 souls while the
count in 1930 shows 1,074 people
living in the four Wauchula
precincts, 1,000 or more of them
living just outside the city limits.
The population in the city includes
2,561 whites and 13 Negros.

Hardee County fruit and veg-
etable growers have shipped out
1,136 carloads-approximately 40
trainloads- of produce this season,
compared with only 500 cars, or
less than half that amount, a year
ago.

Businessmen Predict Improve-
ment In 1931: Businessmen in
Wauchula are optimistic regarding
the outlook for 1931, according to


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opinions expressed in the Advocate
this week.
Leaders in business in this com-
munity are not downhearted or
"blue" over what 1931 holds in
prospect. On the other hand, many
of them willingly expressed them-
selves as confidently believing that
1931 will see a great improvement
in business and a gradual return to
normalcy in this section.


50 YEARS AGO
Cats Defeat Strong Devil Team.
50-44: The Hardee High cage team
got up off the floor after a first quar-
ter knockdown and, waging an
uphill battle, defeated a strong
Winter Haven quintet 50 to 44 here
Tuesday night.
Coach Dunning Terrell's team
found themselves on the short end
of a 16-7 score at the end of the first
quarter and it looked like a bad
night for the locals. After fighting
back all game the Cats took the lead
for good with four minutes to go in
the fourth quarter and never gave it
back.
Reynolds Allen was the high
scorer for the Cats with 20 points,
big John Terrell was right behind
him with 16 points.

Defoliation Of Groves Laid To
Mite: Many grove owners through-
out Hardee County are quite
alarmed Over the fact that their cit-
rus trees.are wilting and dropping
unusually large numbers of leaves.
Sudden and severe defoliation has
occurred in a big majority of the
groves of the county and is a serious
problem in some.

Citrus Deal Said Best In 6 Years:
Florida Citrus Mutual believes the


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current Florida citrus season will be
the best in six years. The retail
value of all citrus products for the
1955-56 season is estimated at a
new high of $850,000,000.

Hardee Gasoline Tax $22,809 In
December: Ray Green, State
Comptroller, reports that gasoline
dealers paid $22,809 to his office in
December for the seven cents per
gallon tax on their November sales
of gasoline in Hardee County.
Sales of gasoline in the entire state
totaled 103.


25 YEARS AGO
Bryan Takes Charge: Pictured on
page one is Doyle Bryan being
sworn in as sheriff by Judge Earl
Collins. The major emphasis of his
new administration will be in the
new area of drugs and agricultural
crimes, he said.

Phosphate Companies Will Pay
Over Half Of This Year's Taxes:
Phosphate companies will be pay-
ing over half of the property taxes
in Hardee County this year accord-
ing to Tax Collector Curtis Ezelle.
Of the $7,170,000 in county taxes
this year the phosphate companies
(about 10) which own almost half
the county, will be paying about
$3,620,689, leaving $3,549,311 to
be collected from other property
,owners.

Elected Officials Sworn In
Tuesday: Six county officials who
were elected to office this past year
were formally sworn in Tuesday.
Sheriff-elect Doyle Bryan was the
only official sworn in Tuesday who.
did not succeed himself in office.
He was officially sworn in by
County Judge Earl Collins, who
also swore in School
Superintendent John Terrell, Tax
Collector Curtis Ezelle and
Elections Supervisor Lome Yetter.
Judge Collins and Clerk of
Courts Coleman Best were each
sworn in to office in a special cere-
mony in Bartow Tuesday morning.


10 YEARS AGO
Pictured on page on are the coun-
ty commissioners and judges who
await for their turn to take a ride on
the county's long-awaited court-
house elevator, which became oper-
ative just before Christmas. Retired
County Judge Joel Evers, Judge
Earl Collins,aircuit Judge J. Dale
Durrance, and commissioners
Minor Bryait, Benny Albritton,
Walter Olliff Jr., Milton Lanier and
Ted Hite were all in attendance.

Grand Jury Brings Murder
Indictment: A Hardee County
grand jury has handed down an
' indictment in a one year-old murder
case.
In session last Wednesday, jurors
presented the "true bill" in the New
Year's Day 1995 brutal stabbings of
Candido Avalos, 37, and Claudio
Ramos, 35, roommates at
Apartment No. 7 in Mike's Recrea-
tion Center, Bowling Green.Judge
Dale Durrance.

Wauchula Landmark Comes
Down: A well-known Wauchula
building succumbed recently to the
bulldozer. At the southwest corer
of the intersection of Main Street
and Florida Avenue, the 70 year-old
site was known most often simply
as "The Four-Way."


I prefer winter and fall, when
you feel the bone structure of
the landscape-the loneliness
of it, the dead feeling of winter.
Something waits beneath it, the
whole story doesn't show.
--Andrew Wyeth


State Certified License #CBC058444


HAPPY NEW YEAR
A new year and new reporters so
please bear with us.
At our annual New Year's Eve
dance our resident band "Tiny
Bubbles" got us out on the floor.

BOWLING
Wednesday mornings a group
bowls in Wauchula at 10, just for
fun. High scores. last week for the
ladies, Arlene Sebright had a high
game of 173 and high series of 448.
For the'men, Herb Bell had a high
game of 230 and high series of 568.
We also enjoyed the company of
Arlene's lovely granddaughter, who
seemed to enjoy bowling with us
"old folks."

BINGO
Monday and Friday our Rec Hall
is full of hopefuls playing bingo.
The callers are Bob Walker and
Dick Barham. Monday's jackpot
winner was Rosemary Huesing.
Lots of different games, fun and a
chance to win a few dollars.

SHUFFLEBOARD
Two of our own won second
,place in the National Mixed
Doubles Tournament, Lou Faulkner
and Bob Conkle. This was held at
Avon Park. Congratulations! You
did us proud. Lots of players are up
at our courts practicing and just
having fun.

CHURCH
Because Christmas was on a
Sunday this 'year, there was no
church to report. New Year's
Sunday there was a wonderful mes-
sage from Rev. Paul Dixson and
music by our church choir led by
Ardeth Johns. Program Chairman
for church service is Bernie
Merema; as of now Co-Chairman
Les Anderson is in charge until
Bernie returns. Don't forget Bible
study each week on Wednesday at 3
p.m. led by Ardeth Johns.

CARDS
Pinochle is at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
The big winner this week was
Lincoln Kenney. In euchre on
Wednesday, the winner was Herb
Bell and 2nd Lou Faulker. In bid
euchre on Thursday, 1st place went
to Grace Stang and 2nd to
Annabelle Smith.
COMING EVENTS
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NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
UNITED STATES v. CORNELIA VICKERS
Case No. 2:05-cr-18-FtM-33DNF
Notice is hereby given that on November 21, 2005
in the case oftUnited States of America v. Cornelia
Vickers, Case No. 2:05-cr-18-FtM-33DNF. the United
States District Court lor the Middle District Of Florida
entered an order condemning and forfeiting to the United
States of America all right, title and interest of Cornelia
Vickers in the following property:
a. Real property located at 3024 Jack Jones Road,
Wauchula. Hardee County. Florida 33873, including
all improvements thereon and appurtenances
thereto, more particularly described as:
Lot 7; less and except the North 5 feet thereof, of
MANLEY ESTATES, according to the plat thereof
as recorded in Plat Book 63. Page 1, Public
Records of Hardee County, Florida; and
b. A 1997 Classic Trailer Mfg./Classical 68' x 13'
mobile home. VIN #JACFL18121A a/k/a a 1997
three-bedroom. two bath mobile home consisting
of 2,264 square feet.


The United States hereby gives notice of its intent
to dispose of the properties set forth above in such a
manneras the United States Attorney General may direct.
Any person having or claiming a legal interest in any
of the forfeited properties, must file a petition with the
Office of the Clerk, United States District Court. Middle
District ol Florida, 2110 First Street, Suite 3-137, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901. within thirty (30) days of the final
publication ol this notice. The petition shall be signed
by the petitioner under penalty of perjury and shall set
forth the nature and extent of the petitioner's right.
title or interest in the forfeited property, the time and
circumstances of the petitioner's acquisition o the right,
title or interest in the forfeited properties, and any
additional acts supporting the petitioner's claim and the
relief sought.
A copy of any such petition is to be served on Paul
I. Perez, United States Attorney for the Middle District
of Florida, 400 N. Tampa Street, Suite 3200, Tampa,
Florida 33602, Attn: Anita M. Cream, Assistant United
States Attorney.
THOMAS D.HURLBURT JR.
United States Marshal
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cake breakfast from 7:30 to 9. There
is a dance that night at 7 with D.J.
Bob Weed. Sunday the 8th 'don't
miss the spaghetti dinner at 5, deli-
cious and lots of food for a small
price. The bloodmobile will be here
at 10 a.m. Jan. 9. Don't miss coffee
at 8 a.m. on Monday the 9th.

HEALTH NEWS
Gert Murphy is at the hall every
Tuesday from 9 till 10 a.m. to take
your blood pressure, as it is impor-
tant to have this checked. Exercise


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UNCLAIMED MONEY AT THE HARDEE CO. SHER-
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MARCH 1, 2006 WILL BE TURNED OVER TO THE
HARDEE CO. BOARD OF CO. COMMISSIONERS,
TO BE PLACED IN THE FINE AND FORFEITURE
BUDGET. THIS IS PURSUANT TO FL. STATUTE
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Ronald Wayne Priest
Jorge Maxiliano Laines
Jorge Excamilla
Julio Cesar Lopez-Miranda
Gerrarado Lopez Gutierrez
James Williams
Donna Marie Headdy
Roberto NMN Velasco
Miguel Cota
Galasio Acosta
Melquiades NMN Perez-Antonio
Alonso Nicolas
David Terrance Green
Juan NMN Perez
Guillermo NMN Lucas-Modesto
Secundino Garcia-Hemandez
Roy Alvin Sellers .
"Juventino Munoz-Perez
Jeronimo Satelo Sosa
David Lamar Fennell
Joseph Dewey Corbett
Franklin Leonard Curry, Jr.
Tyrone Williams
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Miguel Martinez
Francisco Perez Perez
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at the hall for the men Tuesday
through Friday at 7:30 to 8:15 led
by Bob Conkle and for the ladies
from 8:30 to 9:30 led by Barb
Rinzema. Also Monday through
Friday water aerobics at the pool at
10 a.m. Learn, have fun and work
out every Friday at 10 at line danc-
ing taught by Theresa Wilhelm.

TOGETHER AGAIN
Each day more of our park fami-
ly arrives. To the ones that have
been here quite awhile and new
ones, we say "Welcome all." We are
all so lucky to be here. So much to
do and such fun people. Remember
today is the tomorrow you worried
about yesterday. Be happy.







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Hardee


Living.


Paige Jennings Announces

Saturday Wedding Plans


Andrea Paige Jennings of
Wauchula, the daughter of Tim and
Andrea Jennings of Mulberry, has
announced plans for her upcoming
marriage to Mark Elliott McCoy,
the son. of Rhoda Beth McCoy of
Wauchula and Dick McCoy of
Mississippi.


The couple will exchange vows
this Saturday afternoon at Lido Key
Beach in Sarasota. The ceremony
will begin at five o'clock.
Following the wedding, a recep-
tion will be held in the Helmsley
Sandcastle Hotel.


Step Outdoors
With Michael Kelly


is currently employed by the state
of Florida.
The prospective groom is the
owner of Smith's Pressure Cleaning
& Painting.
Plans are being made for a winter
wedding.


The name of the principal of Riverdale High, where Archie comic
book characters Archie, Jughead, Betty and Veronica were students,
was.Mr. Weatherbee.






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Hunting season is beginning to wind down. This weekend is the last
chance for people wishing to bag a fall turkey. The last phase of the dove
season also ends this Sunday, Jan.. 8. Duck season runs throughout the end
of January closing on the 29th. Deer season has three weekends left and
closes Jan. 22. Quail and grey squirrel last for a couple of more months to
March 5.
Last week was very windy and made it difficult to fish. Last Thursday
afternoon I took my brother Jonathan up to Lake Buffum outside of Fort
Meade. The lake was extremely rough, and after only about 20 minutes of
getting beat up and blown around by the wind and waves we decided to call
it a day.
Fishing should begin to get better in the weeks to come. The specked
perdh are supposed to begin bedding on the first full moon in January which
will fall on the 14th.
Speckled trout came back into season on Jan. 1 and can offer some
great action during the cooler months of the year while some of the other
fish tend to slow down.
If you like to wing shoot and are looking for a real challenge try doing
some snipe hunting. Snipe can be found around the edges of ponds and'
marshes in ankle deep water and mud. They will usually let you get pretty
close before they flush. Once airborne they let out a chirp and start their
erratic flying maneuvers.
Although fun to shoot they do not do much for your confidence of self-
esteem. I tried my luck with them Saturday for awhile a the Avon Park Air
Force Range and did not fare too well. Out of 16 shots I was only able to
bring down four.


Siblings:

Celebrate

Birthday


Quinton & Arielle
Brother and sister Eliseo Quinton
and Angelina Arielle Sanchez
recently enjoyed joint celebrations
of their birthdays.
Arielle turned 4 on Nov. 12, and
Quinton turned 8 on Dec. 13. They
are the children of Eliseo Sanchez
and Marcy Rivera.
The siblings went to Chuck E.
Cheese on Nov. 26 and spent the
day at Cypress Gardens on Dec. 3.
They also enjoyed breaking their
pinata and eating a variety of
Mexican food and cake at their
grandparents' house.







Immanuel Baptist Church is
having its homecoming service
Sunday at 10 a.m. with the Gibbs
Family Singers providing the inspi-
rational music.
After the service there will be
dinner on the grounds at the church
at 210 E. Broward St., Bowling
Green. Everyone is invited. For
more-information, call 863-772-
9328.

To see a hillside white with dog-
wood bloom is to know a par-
ticular ecstasy of beauty, but to
walk the gray Winter woods and
find the buds which will resur-
rect that beauty in another May
is to partake of continuity.
-Hal Borland


Something which we think is
impossible now is not impossi-
ble in another decade.
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Corey Crider and Melissa Robertsoh

Melissa Robertson &

Corey Crider To Wed


Alvin and Maxine Robertson of
Wauchula announce the engage-
ment and approaching marriage of
their 'daughter, Melissa Dawn
Robertson of Wauchula, to Corey
Brian Crider of Zolfo Springs, son
of Wilbur and Susan Robertson of
Zolfo Springs and Ken and Maggie
Crider of Bradenton.
The bride-elect is a 1997 gradu-
ate of Hardee Senior High School.
She is currently employed at the


First National Bank of Wauchula.
The prospective groom is a 2000
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School and has obtained a bache-
lor's degree in business and market-
ing from Webber College. He is
currently employed at Robertson
Farms.
Plans are being made for a March
11 wedding in the Zolfo Springs
home of Wilbur and Susan
Robertson.


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Ami Ullrich & William

Smith III To Marry


Mrs. Franz A. Ullrich Jr.
announces the engagement and
upcoming marriage of her daughter,
Ami Suzanne, to William Lee
"Bubba" Smith III, son of Mr. and
Mrs. William Lee Smith Jr.
The bride-elect is a graduate of
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THE WALKER FAMILY


COURTESY PHOTO
An annual trip to Pennsylvania turned out to be exciting for Alberta Mushrush. The 93-year-old
was able to get together with members of five generations among the many descendants she vis-
ited. She has an older brother still living. There are five generations for each of three of her chil-
dren. Pictured in this visit to Crawford County, Pa. (from left) are Alberta, her daughter Lois Hood,-
granddaughter Cindy Pittsenbarger and great-grandson Channing Corey. In front is great-great-
granddaughter Kinley Corey.


COURTESY PHOTO
Evangelist Rev. Jim Walker and seven of the eight children in his family singing group will be at
the Maranatha Baptist Church, 2465 Oxendine Road, Zolfo Springs beginning on Sunday with
Sunday School at 10 a.m. followed by preaching services at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Services Monday
through Wednesday will be at 7 p.m. Pastor Richard L Paasch invites everyone to come for this
special time of blessing.


Senior Citizens Club News
By Jim Walton, Zolfo Springs

We met again at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center on Dec. 29
with lots of music, singing and dancing.
This being the final session of the year 2005, one would assume that
this session would be a bit different than usual. Well, true to form, this was
the case. It was kind of based on the faithful motto, "The Show Must Go
On." First off, Bill had to borrow a mike from the Oasis clubhouse. Then,
Bill's electric lead guitar "went out of whack," so he borrowed Ray
Moore's guitar for the evening.
So, by show time everything seems ready to go for the Three-Note
Band. But not quite! Wanda, from the Three Notes, called in sick and was
not able to attend. So Bill and Elina (the remaining Three Notes) quickly
made an adjustment.
Then, all seemed ready to kick off the first number, right? Of all things,
Elina forgot her reading glasses and was going to be unable to read her
sheet music. But then, thank the Lord, a kind-hearted gentleman from the
audience let Elina borrow his glasses, and show, true to form, went on, and
,right on time!
SI believe the first number suggested was Pat Boone's "Love Letters in
he Sand" because of the re-construction parking being done at the center.
Sure glad it wasn't raining. We didn't have to sand the dance floor.
S The band performed fine memory numbers of the WW II and Korean
war eras, also a hot rag-time 1920s-30s, such as, "A Shanty in old
Shantytown" and classical numbers which included the number
'"Whispering." Then they did a variety with a touch of i Western swing.
such as "Mexacali Rose," "Waltz Across Texas" and "My Happiness."
P:'fJust before intermissiei-Bill (after a few catcalls from the audience)
finally gave in and sang a lively old number called "Redhead." He dedicat-
ed it to all the red-headed ladies in the audience (real or otherwise).
During intermission we had a door prize drawing conducted by our
lovely hostess Darlene. The winners were Jerry from the Wagon Wheel
Park and Monica from the Oasis at Zolfo Springs. Jerry captivated the audi-
ence with clean one-liner jokes that had us rolling with laughter.
Then, Judy from Pioneer Park sang us a beautiful number entitled, "It's
A Sin To Tell A Lie." The band did some soft shoe numbers. It completed
its performance with the emotional love songs, "I'm Confessing That I
Love You" and "We Will Meet Again." The entire audience sang the tradi-
tional New Year's Eve number "Auld Lang Syne," saying a bit early "So
long 2005, and welcome 2006!"
We wish to thank all 25 in attendance and also those that prepared the
excellent snacks, those that cooperated in setting up the tables and chairs
and the bandstand.
We return again tonight (Jan. 5) for our first get-together of the new
year. Bring friends and loved ones. May God bless you. Have a happy, for-
tunate new year.




On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 am. 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.
---continuation of hearing on rezone of 47 acres on Bostick and,
Barkdoll roads for a single-family subdivision, 8:35 a.m.
-choosing a consultant for Developments of Regional Impact pro-
jects, 8:45 a.m.
-amendment on professional engineering and construction services at
Hardee' County Landfill and its expansion, 9 a.m.
-job description for resident park manager, 9:15 a.m.
-annual appointment or reappointment of advisory board members.
-appointment of six new members of the renewed Economic
Development Council.
-ratification of firefighters union contract.

This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish
to plan to attend.


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Join us as we celebrate "
Mrs. Glady's Knight's 95th Birthday ':
with a reception in her honor The


celebration will be held on January
15, 2006 at the First United
Methodist Church located at 4910
North Church Avenue, Bowling
Green. Florida from 2:00 p.m. until
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Safe Keeping
By Rich Shepard
Emergency Management Director


Goodnight And Thank You 2005
As we bid farewell to 2005, or as I'd like to call it, "Hurricane Season
and the other six months," I'd like to quote Benjamin Franklin who said,
"History is an excellent teacher but she keeps a severe classroom."
I think old Ben was trying to say we shouldn't wait for past events to
learn new lessons. We should anticipate and prepare for dangerous events
before they "rap us on the knuckles," figuratively speaking.
With that in mind, I'm very proud to say we are working on several
new projects that are going to increase the Emergency Operators Center's
ability to coordinate and direct response and recovery activities when future
disasters strike. I'm also proud to say much of this work,is being funded
through grants made possible through the State of Florida and the Federal
Government with little burden on our county budget. I shall report wheh
these projects are completed.
Now, for this month's column, I would like to direct your attention to
another often overlooked natural hazard; cold weather. Yes, we do occa-
sionally suffer from cold weather events. Although most the dangers are
agricultural in nature, there are things you can do to protect yourselves from
possible cold weather injuries.

to ,'Oh, The Weather Outside Is Frightful...
OK, we live in the Sunshine State so clearly we're not going to spend
a lot of time winterizingg" our homes and property. As a former resident of
Brooklyn, N.Y., I have many childhood memories of snow tires, fuel oil
delivery trucks, and yes, even snow days. I'm sure many of our winter
guests and transplants can identify with those and many other winter neces-
sities. Floridians (native and longtime residents alike) can usually recall
"the time it snowed here" or "the coldest winter ever." We usually deal with
cold temperatures (below 40 degrees Fahrenheit) from late December to
about mid-March; of course there have been plenty of "unseasonably" cold
days before and after those dates.

Better Bundle Up!
So what can you do to protect yourself from cold weather injuries?
SYour mom was right, wear clothes in layers. The layers help trap your
own body heat in between the spaces.
*Most body heat is lost through the head so cover it with a cap or, at
the very least, a baseball-type hat.
*Avoid remaining still for long periods of time. Activity raises your
heart rate and therefore your overall metabolism rises too.
*Be sure to monitor your outside activities so as not to get too over-
heated. Remove layers of clothing as the temperature rises.
*Just because it's winter, doesn't mean you won't become dehydrated.
Keep your fluid intake up, especially if engaging in strenuous activities
(like taking down Christmas decorations).
*Apply sunscreen as necessary and skin moisturizers as lower humidi-
ty levels can cause dry skin. This can aggravate existing skin conditions
such as eczema.
It is possible, although rare in our climate, to encounter a true cold
weather injury. Cold weather injuries are very similar to thermal bums in
regards to the kind of damage they do. Cold injuries can range from skin
surface irritation to deep tissue damage (although that kind of damage is
very unlikely in a natural setting here in Florida). The most common injury
we are likely to see is localized cold injury. This would be found on a per-
son who had inadequate heat in a poorly constructed home or a person who
was poorly dressed and remained outside in a cold environment for an
extended period of time. Below are some warning signs of a localized cold
injury:
*Localized cold injuries typically occur to the face and extremities. It
is these areas that are usually exposed to cold temperatures for the most
amount of time.
*Look for reddening and pain of the affected body part.
*Some disorientation and mental confusion can also be possible with
exposure injuries so be sure to remain calm and gentle when dealing with a
possible victim.
If you discover a person with a possible cold or exposure injury, please
follow these steps:
*Remove the person from the cold environment immediately. Even a
car with the heat set on low can provide a safe environment from the ele-
ments.
*Do not immerse the body part in hot water, put the person in a hot
shower, or wrap the body part in a hot towel. Instead, gradually re-warm the
victim with tepid or lukewarm water, changing the water frequently.
*Do not attempt vigorous rubbing or massage.
*Call 911 immediately if you believe the patient is exhibiting any of
these signs or symptoms.
Listed below are some home safety tips from the New York City Office
of Emergency Management. I would say it qualifies'as an expert on the sub-
ject.

Fire Safety
*Use only portable heating equipment that is approved for indoor use.
*Keep combustible materials, including furniture, drapes and carpeting
at least three feet away from the heat source. NEVER drape clothes over a
space heater to dry.
*Always keep an eye on heating equipment. Never leave children alone
in the room where a space heater is running. Turn it off when you are unable
to closely monitor it.
SBe careful not to overload electrical circuits.
*Make sure you have a working smoke detector in every room. Check
and charge batteries often.

Carbon Monoxide Safety


*Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home and check it regular-
ly to make sure the battery is working.
'Make sure your heating system is kept clean and properly vented; have
worn or defective parts replaced.
*Don't heat your home with a gas stove or oven.
'Do not use any gas-powered appliance, charcoal grill or hibachi
indoors.
*Open your garage door before starting your car and do not leave the
motor running in an enclosed area.
*The most common symptom of carbon monoxide poisoning is
headache. However, symptoms may also include dizziness, chest pain, nau-
sea and vomiting. In severe cases, people can become increasingly irritable,
agitated and confused, eventually becoming lethargic and lapsing into
unconsciousness.
*If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, call 911 get the victim to
fresh air immediately, and open windows.

A Snowball's Chance In Miami
All right, we all know no one is going to get frostbite and lose fingers
or toes from the cold in Florida. That being said, the very young and the
very old are two groups of people that tend to suffer from cold and expo-
sure-related injuries. You can help prevent exposure injuries by checking on
elderly neighbors when the weather is chilly. Make sure they have food,
adequate blankets and clothes to stay warm. Young children should be mon-
itored closely to make sure they have enough clothes on when playing out-
doors but not so much that they become overheated and sweat. Sweating is
your body's natural reaction to heat. The droplets carry away body heat so
there is an increased chance of becoming colder than you were to begin with
once your body comes in contact with wet clothes, also, infants should not
go outside unless their heads are covered. An infant's head is dispropor-
tionately large compared to its body and will be the primary route for heat
loss for the baby. ...... ......

Tip Of The Month
Use caution when putting up or taking down ladders. Be sure to follow
Sthe manufacturer's instructions when raising or lowering a ladder. Watch for
overhead obstructions such as trees or power lines, and never allow children
. .to climb on roofs unsupervised.
Remember, managing your emergencies begins with you.




Orange Blossom RV News
By Sandi Pucevich


ENTERTAINMENT
Friday evening Dec. 23 residents
gathered for Christmas carols, ice
cream and cake and social time.
Cakes were provided by Betty
Brandel, Ardie McDonald and Kitty
Kelsey.

COFFEE HOUR
Saturday, Dec. 24 we had 38 res-
idents attending. New guests intro-
duced were Tim Atkinson and Roy
Case. Happy Birthday was sung to
Julius Goerbig and Chuck O'Dell.
Coupon winners were Dick Kern,
Gladys Rule, Bobbie Latour, Herb
Catt and Kitty Kelsey. The thank
you note we received from the
Hardee -County Chamber of
Commerce expressing its gratitude
for our participation in the
Christmas parade was read. The
50/50 winners were Bill Hawks and
Junior Atchinson.
On Wednesday, Dec. 28 we had
32 residents present. It was
announced that a Dog Race bus
would be booked for Jan. 30 but
had to be filled or the trip would be
cancelled. Coupon winners were
Betty Brief, Herb Catt, Kitty
Kelsey, Roy Case, Virginia Kern,
Howie Snider, Beth Thomas, Doris
O'Dell, Darlene Sullivan and Mary
Catozzi. Kitchen hosts, along with
Ardith McDonald and Jean Miller,
were Mert and Junior Atchinson
and Mary Catozzi. Babs Cavaliere
joined us for coffee. They are in the
park for just a short day now but
will return later in the. season.
Announcements were blood drive
on Jan. 18, and potluck dinner with
entertainment for "Just Country" on
Jan. 20. The association meeting
and ice cream social would be Jan.
17 and volunteers are needed for the
January ladies tea to be held on the
18th.

CHRISTMAS DINNER
A scrumptious Christmas dinner
was enjoyed by approximately 90
residents. Those accepting dinner
responsibilities were Jean Miller


and Ardith McDonald with coffee,
tea and turkeys. Chuck and Doris
O'Dell made the oyster and regular
dressing. Chuck also carved the
turkeys. Ham was done by Jack
Brief, mashed potatoes by Ken
Besaw, potato peelers were Howie
and Jean Snider and gravy by Betty
Brief, table setup and decorations
by Mary Catozzi and crew. Thanks
to all others involved, especially the
clean-up committee angels.

EUCHRE
Saturday, Dec. 24 had Ralph
Foreman in first place with 45, Carl
Craib in second with 44 and John
Latour in third with 44. Wilma
Milbert and John Latour tied for
most loners with four.
Wednesday, Dec. 28 had John
Latour in first with 61, Charlie
Shick in second with 59 and Ed
Geeting in third with 57. Most lon-
ers was Millie Shick with four and
low for the night was Dee Hawks
with 24.
May everyone have a very happy
and blessed New Year. Jesus loves
you and so do I.




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220 N. 6th Avenue
or~;~' Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.fioresrealty.net

SPECIAL OF THE WEEK
Newly Remodeled Home in Bowling Green 3 BR/2BA 1976 Home
with 1,668 sq. ft. of living area, inground pool, central air & heat
with 1 acre. Must see to appreciate. Asking $179,900.


A Great Buy in Wauchula Hills -
2003 4BR/2BA Double Wide
Mobile Home with Central Air &
Heat. Skylights in bathrooms, spa-
cious kitchen. Overall in excellent
condition. Asking $85,000!!
1991 Wassau Home 3BR/2BA
Completely renovated home in
Wauchula with Central Air &
Heat. Walking distance to Schools,
Hospital and Restaurants. Must
See To Appreciate. -
Conveniently Located "- 3
BR/2BA 2002 Home with 1,440
Heated Sq. Ft., 2 Car Garage,
Central Air & Heat. Home in great
location just west of Wauchula on
1.3 Acres. Call us today.
4 Acres Close to Town New
school and shopping center close
by. You can build a new home or
set up a mobile home on this prop-
erty. Take a look today. $80,000.00
Great Family Home 3BR/2BA
2001 Frame Home on 2.50 Acres
in Zolfo Springs. Nice and
Peaceful living. MLS#177992.
Asking $198,000.00.
2 Story Home in Riverview -
Very well maintained 3 BR/2BA
CB with central air & heat. Nicely
landscaped yard with front and
back screened porch. 1,966 heat-
ed square feet. Move in ready
everything that you have been
looking for and so much more.
MLS#178258 Asking $179,900.
This really is a great investment
opportunity 2 CB Duplexes=4
Rental Opportunities. Very well
maintained in nice quiet neighbor-
hood. Buy one or both. Being
offered a $157,000. Per duplex.
10.26 Acres with 2 Mobile Homes
and Room for a Third Buy this
property and start up a nursery.
Fenced in area for horses or cattle.
Quiet country living off paved
road. Minutes from town and
shopping. MLS#178440 Asking
$210,000.


Homesite within 7 miles from town
- 20 Acres mostly pastureland
and some natural woodlands with
access from Ed Wells Road and
Rabbit Run. Asking $13,900 an
acre.
Nature at its's Best Spacious
secluded home located off Murphy
Road in South Western Hardee
County. 7.5 acres surrounded by
Florida Native woodlands, Stocked
Pond, several outbuildings and
state of the art dog pens. This is
definitely a MUST SEE TO
APPRECIATE. ALL THIS FOR
ONLY $399,000.
Unbelievable Never thought we
would see $40,000 for a home
again! This 1994 2BR/1BA Mobile
Home is priced to sell just west of
Zolfo Springs. For more details call
today.
REDUCED Investors take a look at
this! 51 Acres with develop-
ment potential zoned Farm
Residential. Property currently has
approximately 35 acres of income
producing grove and approximate-
ly 16 acres of natural woodlands.
Conveniently located between
Wauchula and Bowling Green. Call
for your appointment today.
Asking $13,900 an acre.
Good Homesite 5 Acres paved
road 'frontage, approximately 2
miles west of town Don't Let this
Deal Pass You By! Asking $110,000.
Nice and Quiet 6BR/3BA
Spacious Family Home in
Knollwood with Inground Pool,
extra lot, ceramic tile throughout
and so much more. Great Home for
a growing family. Being offered at
$320,000.
Large Corner Lot 3 BR/2BA
Large frame home within
Wauchula city limits. Lots of poten-
tial. Asking $205,000.


Noey Flores John Freeman Amanda Mishoe Steve Lanier Lisa Douglas


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


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
Lawrence A. Roberts.................(863) 773-9256
Noey Adam Flores (863) 781-4585
John Freeman ..........(863) 773-6141
Amanda Mishoe (863) 781-3587
Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247


PERSON FOR GENERAL repair and
maintenance of trucks, trailers, trac-
tors and general farm machinery.
Wages negotiable depending on
experience. Apply at Buckhorn
Nursery, 475 Lambert Rd., Zolfo
Springs. (863) 773-6662. 1:5-12c


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Excellent communication, computer
and office skills required. Must have
working knowledge of Excel, Word
programs. Ajilon Communication, 916
N. 7th Avenue, Wauchula. 863-773-
5777. 12:15-1:12p


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Help Wanted

Maintenance Supervisor for local apartment
complex. Must have experience, A/C certified
preferred. Pass drug test and criminal back-
ground check. Salary and apartment. Full
benefits after 90 days. Apply in person at
Country Manor Apartments. (Highway 62).
For more info call Paula at 773-6640.
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GRANTS COORDINATOR
SALARY: $33,271.19 annually
Wanted for Hardee County Office of Community Development.
Responsible, professional grant work in increasing grant funding
for the County and coordinating grant fund projects. Provides
technical expertise in complying with grant requirements and in
the writing of grant proposals. Must be proficient in the use of
computer software, such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and
PowerPoint. Graduate from a. college or university with a
Bachelor's degree in business administration or a closely related
field, or 2 years experience in grant program management,
including experience of analyzing and evaluating financial data.
Applications accepted in Human Resource Department, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone: (863) 773-2161,
Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position open until filled. Complete job
description and Application Forms posted on County web site:
www. hardeecounty. net. EOE-F/M/\I
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Listed for $295,000.
Developers don't miss your chance! 12,000 acres located in Northern
Okeechobee County. Near the Interstate. Over 1 mile of Highway frontage.
Call Jim for more details or visit jimseerealty.com.
What an opportunity! Approximately 215 acres of grove, 37 wooded acres
and two 3BR/2BA homes each on 6 acres of cleared land. The possibilities
are endless for this 264 acres! Call our office for details!
PRICE REDUCED! Oversized lot in a very desirable subdivision! City
water & electric available. This is a great area to build your new home.
Reduced to $32,500. Call Mary today!
ON LAKE PLACID! Beautiful lake home at 3279 Placid View Drive. Fully
furnished 2 BR, 2 BA in main house, 1 BR, 1 BA in guest quarters. 2 CHAC
units. Security system. New Smithbilt shed. $650,000 firm.
3BR/1 1/2 BA House and 10 acres, near town on a paved road. Asking
$250,000!
Good home sites on paved road! Three 5-ac. tracts on Parnell Road. Listed
for $19,500 per acre!
1.37 ac lot perfect for building a house! Close to town with city electric
available. Located on paved county road. Asking $49,500.
804 W Palmetto St, Wauchula. Beautifully restored vintage home. Main
house has 2 BR, 2 baths, hardwood floors, gas fireplace, recessed lighting,
10' ceilings. Kitchen appliances included. New roof in 2002, new thermal
windows in main house. Central heat and air. Unique circular screened
porch, large screened lanai. Includes guest quarters or one BR, 1 bath
apartment. Double garage! Listed for only $265,000!
Approximately 74 ac near Wauchula with paved road frontage. Zoned FR-
1. Development potential! Listed at $19,500 per acre!
83 ac. close to golf course and town. Frontage on two County roads.
Currently zoned FR-1. $20,000 per acre.
122 acres development property on US 98 near US 27. Presently a good
quality citrus grove. Offered at $16,000 per acre!
1,808 ac. of beautiful Central Florida ranch land located in Polk County
just minutes from Hardee County or Highlands County. Charlie Creek runs
through this property. Owner will divide! Asking $12,500 per acre. Call for
details!
3,242 ac. of prime development property located in Manatee County, with
3,7 miles of paved road frontage and over 3 miles along the Myakka River.
This property already has two single family homes, equipment barns, cow
pens and six wells with diesel power units! Will sell in 2 tracts! Call Bruce
Shackelford for details!
2,060 ac SR 70 Manatee County ranch/development property. Over 85%
uplands. Two small houses, packinghouse with cold storage. Call Ben
Gibson for details.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! Large corner parcel on new Northbound US
17! Cleared and ready to build! Listed at $245,000!
33 ac commercial development site on Highway 17 North. Lots of poten-
tial! Call Joe Smith for price, location and details!
Highlands County! We have listings! Call John Gross for more information!

PLEASE CALL US IF YOU HAVE PROPERTY TO SELL
WE WANT YOUR LISTINGS! CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
www.jimseerealty.com


James V. See, Jr., Broker
Sales A
0sJ aftere
Mary Rollins (863) 773-9673
Ben Gibson (941) 737-2800
Joseph F. Smith (863) 781-1851
Bruce E. Shackelford (941) 725-1358


Associates
er hours)
Robert Jon
Brian Pohl
John H. Gr
Tanya Dub


James V. See, Sr., Broker


ies (863) 781-1423
(863) 773-6563
oss (863) 273-1017
)berly (863) 781-3069


We are a member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing
Service, and can service other Realtors' listings.
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WANTED'MATURE BOOKKEEPER live
on estate. Must have valid drivers
license. Call 863-634-7552 or 863-763-
5321. 11:3tfc
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATE-
LY: Cashier, stock, and daily cleaning
persons. Full or part-time, Duette
Country Store. Intersection of SR62 &
CR39, Manatee County. Call Lenora at
(941) 776-1097. 7:21tfc


DUPLEX BLOCK HOUSE, metal roof,
sale by owners. 3 BR, 2 Bath/3 BR, 1
Bath. 820 South 8th Ave., Wauchula.
Call Melinda (863) 773-5974 or 445-
0208. 1:5p


LOST: White male Pekingese, 8th
Ave., ZS. Walks with limp. Last seen
1/2/06. Call Diana 735-2588. 1:5p



PRINTER CARTRIDGES for HP 4000-
4100 printers. One HP 8061X, $60; two
HP compatible 61X, $50 each. Call
863-773-3187, 8-4, Monday thru
Friday. 1:5-26c
DELL COLOR PRINTER, brand new in
box, $50. 773-3255. 1:5-19nc
20 GAUGE side by side, double barrel,
wood stock, excellent condition, $500.
781-9628. 12:29-1:5dh
POSTAGE STAMP COLLECTION for
sale at face value. 773-6587. 1:5-12p


INSTRUCTORS needed to teach ESOL classes in Highlands
and Hardee counties. Immediate openings. Positions are
part-time with a variety of scheduling options. Bachelor's
degree required. Bilingual (Spanish-English) preferred.
Teaching experience and/or TESOL training preferred. Hourly
pay rate: $15.85: Contact Human Resources, SOUTH FLORI-
DA COMMUNITY COLLEGE, (863) 784-7132. Applications are
available at all SFCC Campuses. 12:29,1:5c






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HELP WANTED
Financial institution is seeking responsible person for credit
and financial analysis. Develops and analyzes all types of
credit and financial information. Prepares complete loan pack-
ages and written recommendations, and must be at ease dis-
cussing financial and credit information directly with prospects
and borrowers. Must have good analytical, computer & organi-
zational skills. Must be willing to work in a team environment.
Bachelor degree in Finance, Accouting, or 'Business
Administration and credit analysis experience is required.
Send resume to: Human Resources Dept.,
330 North Brevard Ave., Arcadia, FL 34266
VP or fax to (863) 494-6460 or e-mail to
escott@farmcreditswfl.com. EOE. cni:5c







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(863) 773-212

SREALTORS
I JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS,.
JOHN H. O'NE
Kenny Sanders
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


NEW LISTING! Beautifully
maintained 2 BR, 2 bath, MH in
Brookside Bluff. Includes all
appliances, golf cart and some
furniture! $95,000!
NEW LISTING! Residential lot
in Frostproof ready for your
home. This 50'x330'lot is priced
at $11,500!
18+ acs. SR 62 & CR 663 Ft.
Green area. Zoned C-2. Frame
home included. $500,000!
4 BR, 2 bath home in Golfview
with 2457 living SF. New A/C,
1 yr old roof, in ground
screened pool, landscaped yard,
and appliances. $250,000!
Two wooded 1 ac. tracts in the
Inverness area. Two minutes
from boat landing to the
Withlacootchee One tract has
well, septic & electric plus fill
for your home.$60,000!
Country living in this 3 BR, 1
bath home sitting on .9 ac. Just
east of -town $168,000.
Remodeled inside. Nice lot with
room to grow!
Frontage on Hwy 17 N. South of
new Suncoast Schools Credit
Union. Approximately
3.5 acs. with 2 homes and 1
office. $1,000,000!
34.4 ac. Valencia grove with
red & green jets. Good produc-
er. $18,000/ac!
Fish, Hunt & Relax! 1,014 acs.
on beautiful Charlie Creek.
Good citrus grove for cash flow.
Abundant wildlife. Great home,
barns & office. $21,000,000!


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18 acs. prime development.
South side of Bowling Green.
Future land use is Highway
Mixed Use. $622,000!
5 ac. tract in Ft Green area has
older frame home and well. Call
today. $135,000!
Ready for your new home!
Three 5 acre tracts in western
Hardee Co. $100,000 each!
Take part and locate your busi-
ness in this growing commercial
area! 450' on North Florida
Ave. Zoned commercial.
$360,000!
3 BR, 2 bath CB home has for-
mal living and dining, spacious
family room and large utility
room. There is also an oversized
porch and an above ground pool
with deck. All located on 5 acs.
in Eastern Hardee Co.
$340,000!
Nice home in Knollwood.
Ap SF.
BR, l g rag e.
Beau "Tu-d1tM i dry.
$230,000!
Two 6 ac. tracts in southern
Hardee Co. Deed restrictions,
beautiful pasture, one tract has
small lake. $120,000 each!
10 acs. near Hardee Sr. High
School. Zoned F-R. Plenty of
trees. $300,000!
46 ac. grove in Villa Citrus
area. Has deep well and
frontage on Ed Wells Rd.
$550,000!


BFALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


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


DAVID ROYAL...7...........781-3490
SANDY LARRISON-......832-0130
MIKE NICHOLSON


US. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA. FL 33873


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30" ELECTRIC RANGE, less than year
old. Ganoe, will trade for flat-bottom
jon boat. 735-0770 or 832-0065.
1:5-12p
ORANGES FOR SALE; 5 gallon buck-
et, $3. 735-2296. 1664 Broadus
Williams Rd off of Hwy 64 E., ZS.
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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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5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green


Open:
Mon Sat
8:00 5:00
375-4461


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


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1-773-0777 116 REA Rd.
SWauchula
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FREE KITTENS, litter box trained. 773-
4047 or 767-1156. 1:5nc
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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FOR SALE BY OWNER 3 bedrbom, 2
bath home on 1 acre corner lot.
Formal living room, game room, fami-
ly room, wood burning fireplace, total-
ly remodeled, wood floors, new car-
pet, in ground pool, large new pole
barn, yard landscaped, $245,900. 863-
781-4055. 12:15-1:12p


For Sale!
Secluded Pasture For Sale!
24.25 Acres of secluded pasture S. of Zolfo Springs.
$125,000
Call (863)773-2213 12:15tfc


Help Wanted!!
Immediate opening for person willing to work hard with a positive atti-
tude and the ability to learn to service and install petroleum equipment
and related services. Electrical, mechanical, and/or construction back-
ground a+. Drivers License Required. Class A or B CDL preferred.
Willing,to train right person. Call 863-773-2213 for an appointment or
send resume to: Heartland Pump and Tank Co., Inc. P.O. Box 873
-Wauchula, FL 33873 EOE DFWP
Heartland Pump and TankCo., Inc. 11:17 tf




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Citrus Removal Land Clearing
backhoe Work"
Pond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Driveways pebble Rock, etc.

NOW AVAI


Sell your house to Billy Hill!


Billy Hill pays
all closing costs! ...


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Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.


"
Where a Job Can Become


a Career"


Our New Starting Rate of Pay is $9.00 PER HOUR
We are currently accepting applications for the fol-
lowing positions:

R.S.A.'s "Weekend" Shift-full time or part time. High
School Diploma or G.E.D. $9.00 per hour starting rate.

SEnvironmental Technician -Weekend (Sun, Mon, Fri,
Sat). HS Diploma or G.E.D. Training provided. $9.00
per hour starting rate. Experienced preferred/will train.

RN's B & C shift. Rate of pay $28-32 per hour.

C.N.A.'s 2nd, 3rd, and Weekend shifts available.
Current Florida Licensure & HS Diploma or GED
required, experience preferred. C.N.A.'s start at $9.50.

Dietary Server- Must have HS Diploma or GED.
Hours vary with rotation of weekends. Waitress experi-
ence preferred. Starting rate of pay is $9.00 per-hour.

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 863-773-2041 or e-mail
to annettedhr@finr.net. cdi2:1 5fc


90' x 120' LOT, Bowling Green, ready
to build on, city water/sewage,
$20,000. 735-1633. 1:5c
GLADES COUNTY: 5 acre, Muse area,
$160,000. DESOTO COUNTY: Just
6ast of Arcadia, 8 acre and 5 acre lots,
$145,000 to $180,000. DESOTO
COUNTY: 80 acres North of Arcadia.
1-941-778-7980/7565. www.landcall-
now.com. 12:8-1:5p
TWO LOTS 1/4 ACRE EACH. Zoned
,mobile home/residential, shade trees,
secluded, water, Village at Charlie
Creek, Hwy. 64. Asking 20K each. By
owner 863-464-0917. 1:10-1:12p


34' 5th WHEEL, 2005 Keystone
Challenger, like new, 2 A/C units, 3
slides, no smoking, no pets, $32,000
OBO, 2005 4x4 Dodge dually w/20K,
Reese hitch also available. 863-899-
-1714 or 863-773-9121. 1:5-2:2p
1974 28' YELLOWSTONE RV, $2,000.
767-8822. 1:5c.
32 FOOT RV TRAILER Full shower,
flush toilet, refrigerator. Kitchen large
dinette, Florida room, large living
room 12x15, bedroom 10x15,
queenbed, washer & dryer, furnished,:
patio & carport. 1-863-767-1215.
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HELP WANTED
Phosphate Workers
$10.50/hr. to start in Bowling Green. Rotating shifts.
Lift 75 Ibs. Clean background and Drug Screen.
Apply only at Rita Staffing
(800) 328-1505
5150 S. Florida Ave.


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25'x25'x7' All Steel Garage (2:12 Pitch)
1 9x7 Roll-up, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab


Installed $11,395


30'x30'x9' All Steel Garage (2:12 Pitch)
2 9x7 Roll-ups, 1 Entry Door,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab. Installed $16,895
25'x30'x9' All Steel Garage (3:12 Pitch) (pictured)
2 9x7 Roll-ups, 1 Entry Door,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab Installed $16,995
- We Custom Build (We are the Factory)
- Meets or Exceeds Florida Wind Code 800-920-1601
- Many Sizes Available METAL SYSTEMS, LLC
- Florida "Stanped" Engineered
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2 Mobile Home Lots in Charlie Creek. Water available. $15,000 per lot or
$25,000 for both.
421 Grape St. BG 3/1, central HA, CB $65,000.
170 College Lane, 2BR 1 Bth Central H/A. Large wooded lot $69,500.
4 Rental houses in Ona. Current rental $1,250.00, per month. $120,000.
309 Illinois Ave. Large frame home. 4/2. Large lot. $67,500.
22 acres MOL Grove, deep well, corner of Barlow Rd. and S.R. 64E.
W/MH.
Vacant corner lot. 62x175, located on West Main St., Wauchula. In the
downtown Historical district, building ready. $175,000.
5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.




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1534 YANCY STREET
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Home on 2 Gre1/2 acres

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2 Bedroom


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ASKING $90,000
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JAMES COLLIE
OFFICE 1-941-6272769
CELL# 1-941-6287835
CELL# 1-863-412-8932
FAX# 1-941-6271741


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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 intentionto make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
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767-8822. 12:29tfc
2-20 BEDROOMS, houses, trailers,
$300/wk+, Espanol. 863-773-2179;
863-370-2393; 863-245-1112; 863-773-
6616. 12:8-1:5p


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Office 863-735-2902* Cell 863-781-6703
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Classifieds-


1996 CLASS C WINNEBAGO Minnie
Winne DL, 29 ft., 34K miles, trailer
hitch, rear camera, generator, fully
loaded, $22,000. 863-773-9420.
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"1988" 33 FT. MOBILE TRAVELER,
67K, generator, twin roof air, fully
loaded, excellent condition, $8,600.
863-781-6848. 12:8-1:5p


3 BR/ 1 BA MOBILE HOME, newly
remodeled, AC, no smoking, no pets,
$500/mo. $400/deposit. 773-0926.
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D.C. PHONE SERVICE. Residential
and small business Installation &
repair. Specializing in mobile homes,
35 years experience. 863-773-9179.
10:13-1:19p
CENTRAL PUMP & IRRIGATION, INC.,
(863) 773-6259. Services include aer-
ators, house pumps, new Installation
& repair on yard systems. 5:26tfc

DIVORCE


BANKRUPTCY


$69

863-314-0846
(non-lawyer)


HOUSES, STORE FRONTS, ware-
houses, auction-house, storage, sal-'
vage yard, garages, shops. 773-6616.
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WILL DO GENERAL house cleaning.
773-6587. 1:5-12p
LOOKING FOR SMALL stone and
stucco jobs. 30 years experience.
863-402-1302. 1:5-2:2p
WALLPAPER HANGING or removal
and interior painting, 12 yrs. experi-
ence, free estimates. 735-1399.
12:29-1:5c
POLK PAINTING, interior, exterior,
free estimates, licensed and insured.
Mike Thomas at 863-412-9169.
12:8-1:5p
LAWN CARE AND LANDSCAPE SER-
VICE. 863-832-2102, licensed and
insured. 12:8-1:5p
STRUCTURED LAWNCARE AND
Landscaping. Free estimates, com-
mercial and residential, for all your
yard needs. Call Jesse 863-781-2753
cell or 863-735-0590 home.
11:24-1:26p
NOW BUYING JUNK cars, trucks,
tractors and farm equipment. We haul.
Carl's Recycling 767-0400.
11:10-1:12p
A&S PAINTING, interior & exterior.
Pressure washing & minor repairs.
Over 25 years experience. (863) 245-
3431. 11:10-1:12p
C&P CONSTRUCTION. Demolition, fill
dirt, tree removal, stump removal,
dragline, track hoe, land clearing,
shell, clay, top soil, loader, bulldozer,
dump trucks. 735-2145. 11:3tfc


Payroll
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Personnel and OLUTIONS Tax Reportss
SPersonnel Services Worker's Comp
Payroll Services -FICA.
Year End W2's
CONTACT:
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(863) 773-9225
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General Contractor
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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
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

NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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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.
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LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc


TRAILERS good condition, will
remove for free. (863) 375-3500.
12:22-1:19p
LOT IN WAUCHULA city limits, w/city
water and electric. Prefer corner lot,
ready to build a house. (863) 735-
1991. 12:15-1:12p


ESTATE SALE: 172 Dixie Dr., Bowling
Green. Fri. & Sat., 8-5, everything
must go. 1:5p
HOME & OFFICE FURNISHINGS:
Everything from furniture, TVs, lawn
edger, tools to saddles and tack.
Friday & Saturday, 9 a,m. 5 p.m.,
4818 Starke Ave., Bowling Green.
1:6p
RUMMAGE SALE: Thurs., Fri., Sat.,
301 W. Bay St. Lots of great stuff!
1:5c
HOT WATER HEATERS, Inside/out-
side doors & windows, central air
units, bunk beds, king and regular
bed. We have gas cook stoves. Lot of
other stuff. Edna's Place. Lots of work
clothes, longsleeve shirts and work-
pants. 1:5c


Happy birthday and anniversary
to everyone celebrating in January.
Special anniversary wishes to Mert
and Bill Wolf who will celebrate 64
years of marriage on Jan. 14.

BINGO
The paper special on Dec. 23 was
split between Sherri Givens, Shirley
O'Neal, Sherry Chamberlain and
Ken Bolin. The paper special on
Dec. 26 was won by Gerry
McBride.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES
Dan Vicari on his motorcycle was
the parade marshal for the golf cart
parade on Christmas Eve. He was
'followed by Gary Chamberlain on
his motorcycle. Dan led a proces-
sion of 22 golf carts through just
about every street in the park. After
the parade, everyone met at the Rec
Hall where nancy Morrison led
everyone in singing Christmas car-
ols accompanied by the Crystal
Lake Band. Carolyn Gordon
announced the 2005 Christmas
Decoration winners. Red Section:
1st John and Corene Ritsema, 2nd
Matt and Dolly Curry; Yellow
Section: 1st Dan and Lil Vicari, 2nd
Rudy and Sandy Lapp; Green
Section: 1st Garold and Eleanor
Dice, 2nd Cal and Betty Gadsby;
and Blue Section: 1st Earl and
Rosalie Folnsbee, 2nd Dick and
Jerry Craig. Refreshments were
served.
After church on Christmas morn-
ing, the tables in the Rec Hall were
set up and decorated for Christmas
dinner. There were 225 residents
and guests for the turkey and ham
dinner with all the trimmings.
Everyone sure outdid themselves
with a great selection of dishes.
Carolyn Gordon announced that
this was the last year that she and
her family will be in charge of the
Christmas and Thanksgiving din-
ners and she asked for volunteers
for next year. Carolyn wants to slow
down a bit and just be our Activities
Coordinator.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Dec. 28 were Cal
Sand Betty Gadsby and Dick Barker.
Keith Stephens filled in for Carolyn
Gordon. The U.S. Pledge was led
by John Ritsema, Sylvia Baker led
the Canadian Pledge and Harry'
Stewart led the prayer. The 50/50
winners were Linda Fletcher, Al
and Shirley Johnson, Dan and Litl


Hurricane Victims May Face Financial Storm


(NAPS)-As the victims of
recent weather-related disasters
rebuild their lives, many face a
new threat-identity theft.
In an effort to encourage
victims to protect their credit
standing, the three nationwide
credit-reporting companies are
offering individuals free credit
reports.
According to Experian, Equifax
and TransUnion, even if a con-
sumer has already accessed a free
report through the online Web site
maintained by the three companies
-www.annualcreditreport.com-he
or she can receive free reports. The
companies see this as one way.
they can assist victims of the
recent Gulf Coast storms as they
deal with their financial affairs.
Help with identity theft
In addition to providing free
reports, personnel will be avail-.
able on special toll-free numbers
to assist hurricane victims regard-
ing other issues they may
encounter. These personnel will
help verify identities of those call-
ing to ensure consumers do not
become victims of ID theft.
If consumers have already
become a victim of ID theft, the
credit bureau personnel will
explain the options available to
assist them, such as putting a
fraud alert on the individual's file.
As a further aid to those affect-
ed by the hurricanes, the credit
bureaus are reaching out to credi-
tors and lenders to provide guid-
ance on future reporting of credit
data.
More than 16,000 creditors
have already been contacted and
been given special codes by which
to report credit payment data.


Those hurricane victims who are
worried about identity theft should
contact the three national credit-
reporting companies for informa-
tion about helpful programs.
This will help other creditors and
lenders recognize the -unique
circumstances facing hurricane
victims as they try to re-establish
their lives.
Creditors offer programs
The credit bureaus suggest
that consumers contact their
lenders and notify them of their
situation. They should also
inquire about any special pro-
grams being offered by these cred-
itors to hurricane victims.
Another suggestion is to file a
change of address form with the
U.S. post office. This will enable
billing statements to be forwarded
to the consumer and keep the
information out of the hands of
potential identity theft criminals.
The special numbers to contact
the credit bureaus are:
Equifax-800.685.1111 or
www.equifax.com
Experian-866.966.1067 or
www.experian.com
TransUnion-877.680.7275
or www.transunion.com.


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Vicari an. Joy and Dortha Teagle.

DANCES
The next dance will be Jan. 14
with Southern Gold.

SCORES
Bridge Dec. 19: 1st Charlie
McKnight, 3750; 2nd Mary Faust,
3200; 3rd Linda Etzel, 2810; 4th
Edie DeCosta, 2530. Low hand,
Sharon Waterloo, 610.
Euchre Dec. 20: Ladies, Ist
Evelyn Donovan, 48 and Maxine
Stromme, 48. Men,. 1st Dick
Robinson, 72; 2nd Carl Stromme,
56. Lone hands (2 or more), Dick
Robinson, 3; Maxine Stromme, 2;
Evelyn Donovan, 2.
Bridge Dec. 21: 1st Charlie
McKnight, 2870; 2nd Mary Faust,
2840; 3rd Mert Wolf, 2360; 4th
Dick Robinson, 2320. Low, Linda
Etzel, 1000.
Cribbage Dec. 21: 1st Maxine-
Stromme, 717; 2nd John Ritsema,
702; 3rd Jack Elofson, 697.20 point
hand: Esther Boddy. Skunks: Betty
Johnson, 2; Carl Stromme; Linda
Fletcher; Esther Boddy.
Pinochle Dec. 22: 1st Harold
Johnson, 737; 2nd Vern Iceman,
646; 3rd Mary Rose Ulbrich, 638.
Double pinochle, Harold Johnson.
Trickless hands, Harold Johnson
and Betty Johnson.
CHURCH
There was good attendance (101)
at church service Christmas morn-
ing including many who were visit-
ing family member over Christmas.
The service opened with everyone
singing a verse of "Silent Night"
acappela. Rev. Winrie chose Psalm
137: 1-4 as a basis for his sermon
"A Song In Your Heart." Singing
. was a big part of the service as the
choir sang "Angels We Have Heard
On High," directed by Nancy
Morrison. A quartet consisting of
Rev. Winne, Charlotte Householder,
Nancy Morrison and Paul Skinkle
sang "Redeeming Love," accompa-
nied by Carole Jones. Also Rev.
Winne played a slide trombone solo
"Go, Tell It On The Mountain,"
accompanied by organist Jim
Bolhouse. The pianist and organist
used the familiar hymn "Tell Me
The Old, Old Story," for the offer-
tory as Bob Wilday and Lowell
Gordon served as ushers. The ser-,
vice closed with everyone singing ,
"God Be With You Till We Meet.
Again."


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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
Jan. 1, Kevin Ray Slagle, 47, of 31726 Lake Drive, Eustis, was arrest-
ed by Sgt. Kevin White on Polk County warrants alleging interfering with
child custody.
Jan. 1, Santos Alamia Jr., 35, of 315 Dade St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Jamie Wright and charged with domestic battery.
Jan. 1, Jesus Vasquez,-32, of 240 Hancock Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a warrant alleging failure to appear in
court on a charge of assault. He was also charged with driving while license
suspended.
Jan. 1, criminal mischief on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue was report-
ed.

Dec. 31, Tyjuan Terrel Williams, 18, of 1216 David Court, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell and charged with discharging a
firearm in public and two counts shooting into an occupied vehicle.
Dec. 31, criminal mischief on Park Drive was reported.

Dec. 30, Christy Michelle Chapman, 28, of 5017 Willow St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. James Adler on warrants alleging failure to
appear in court on charges of battery and criminal mischief.
Dec. 30, Johnie Robert Tucker III, 45, of 2621 Shcontag Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on acapias charging him
with non-support.
Dec. 30, Joseph, Harry Shaw, 39, of 2782 Wagon Wheel Circle,
Orlando, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias charging him with
non-support.
Dec. 30, Thomas Sigala, 20, of 342 Rainey Blvd., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging him with violation of
probation (original charge possession of drug paraphernalia).
Dec. 30, a theft on Honeysuckle Drive and a fight on Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue were reported.

Dec. 29, Carlos Perez Lopez, 20, of SR 60, Dover, was arrested by
Dep. Paul Johnson on charges of giving a false name to a law enforcement
officer and no valid license.
Dec. 29, Daniel Ross Pelham, 21, of 103 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested on a Highlands County warrant alleging violation of probation
(original charge burglary of a dwelling).
Dec. 29, Carl Dwayne Brown, 26, of 2905 Pear St., Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on warrants charging him with violation of
probation (original charges domestic battery and violation of a domestic
violence injunction for protection).
Dec. 29, Raul Molina, 24, P. O. Box 1272, Bowling Green, was arrest-
ed by corrections Lt. Carrier on warrants charging him with non-support,
domestic battery and failure to pay a fine on a conviction for possession of
marijuana).
Dec. 29, James Edman Carroll, 30, of 2904 Gulfview Drive, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging him with
non-support. '
Dec. 29, James Owen Faulk, 27, of 446 Honeysuckle Drive, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. David Drake on a charge of non-support.
Dec. 29, burglaries of conveyances on River Road and James Cowart
Road, criminal mischief on Popash Road and a vehicle stolen on Clifton
Bryan Road were reported.

Dec. 28, Jesus Jessie Tenorio, 29, of 403 N. Fourth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. David Drake on a warrant charging him with violation
of probation (original charge violation of a domestic violence injunction for
protection).
Dec. 28, Marvin Glen Cook, 50, of 780 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on capiases charging him with
violation of a domestic violence injunction for protection, resisting arrest
without force and possession of marijuana. .
Dec. 28, Charles Niholas Skitka, 43, of,2686 SR 64 E., ,lfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on Highlands County warrants charg-
ing him with four counts trespassing in a citrus grove.


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* There will be lasting emotional and physical healing.
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* You will help others get rid of anger and rage (not just
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January 5th 7 PM

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Dec. 28, Javier Lopez Hernandez-Lopez, 27, of Wauchula Hills, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on charges of armed burglary of a structure,
two counts petit theft and a capias alleging failure to appear in court on a
charge of possession of a firearm with an altered number.
Dec. 28, Candelario Jesus Carrera, 20, of 702 E. Bay St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on warrants charging him with violation
of probation (original charges two counts burglary of a structure, grand
theft and dealing in stolen property).
Dec. 28, Jorge Armando Rayon, 30, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging him with violation of
probation (original charge DUI).
Dec. 28, Samuel Antonio Fabila, 24, of 1510 E. Georgia St., Bartow,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on warrants charging him with violation
of probation (original charges two counts grand theft, burglary of a
dwelling, two counts uttering a forged instrument and forgery).
Dec. 28, Amanda J. Lightsey, 20, of 5526 Lakewood Circle, Panama
City, was arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammel and charged with possession of
methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dec. 27, Brandon Scott Poucher, 21, of 314 E. Palmetto St., Wauchula,
was arrested by detectives Russell Conley and Eddie Davis and charged
with possession of marijuana.
Dec. 27, Spencer Chad Wiggins, 21, of 1653 NE Cross Ave., Arcadia,
was arrested by Det. Sgi. Andrew McGuckin and charged with dealing in
stolen property, possession of marijuana and possession of drug parapher-
nalia.
Dec. 27, Mary Delores Brown, 46, of 1149 Main St., Tampa, was
arrested by Dep. Maria Hall on warrant charging her with non-support.
Dec. 27, Christopher Brent Saldivar, 28, of 2285 Bailey Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Probation Ofc. Bryan Coomer on a charge of
violation of probation.
Dec. 27, a 15-year-old Wauchula youth was arrested by Det. Sgt.
Andrew McGuckin and charged with burglary and petit theft.
Dec. 27, a vehicle stolen on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue was report-
ed.

Dec. 26,'criminal mischief on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and thefts
on Ratliff Road, Dixiana Drive and Maxwell Drive were reported.
WAUCHULA
Jan. 2, Robert Bryan Birge, 27, of 218 N. 10th Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Matthew Whatley and charged with domestic battery.

Jan. 1; Hugo Sanchez, 25, of 909 Louisiana St., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Ofc. Robert Spencer and sheriff's Sgt. Kevin White on a capias alleg-
ing failure to appear in court on a charge of no valid license, and also
charged him with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Jan. 1, Stephanie Ann Escobedo, 20, of 5110 Mason-Dixon Ave.,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Ofc. Matthew Whatley and charged with
criminal mischief.
Jan. 1, a theft and criminal mischief on East Oak Street were reported.

Dec. 31, Juan Pablo Espinoza-Perez, 21, of 510A W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Gabe Garza and charged with disorderly
intoxication and resisting arrest without force.
Dec. 31, Gerald Lee Murphy, 74, of 404 N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Jason Wilkinson and charged with disorderly intoxi-
cation.
Dec. 31, Jeremy William Kemp, 27, P. O. Box 216, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Ofc. Gabe Garza and charged with disorderly conduct.
Dec, 31, Tyler Dorell Redden, 18, of 201 Derby Downs Place,
Brandon; Jazmine Pamela Yancey, 19, of 1792 SW llth St., Miami; and
Katherine Jean Casey, of 2929 Center Hill Road, Bowling Green were
arrested by Ofc. Matthew Whatley and each charged with criminal mis-
chief, resisting arrest without violence and disorderly conduct.
Dec. 31, criminal mischief on Park Drive was reported.

Dec. 29, Kenneth Lloyd Duck, 36, of 125 Carlton St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with domestic battery.
Dec. 29, criminal mischief on South Eighth Avenue, a theft on U. S. 17
North and a vehicle stolen on Saunders Street were reported.

Dec. 28, Jose Jesus Miranda, 24, of 524 Pennsylvania Ave., Waihula,
was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with possession of metham-


Hardee County

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phetamine, driving while license suspended and trafficking in methamphet-
amines.
Dec. 28, Jesus Manuel Apolinar-Cardosa, 22, of 421 N. Ninth Ave:,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with violation of
a domestic violence injunction for protection
Dec. 28, a vehicle was reported stolen on West Carlton Street.

Dec. 27, Edward Garcia, 20, of 306 N. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with domestic battery.
Dec. 27, a theft on Riverchase Circle and a vehicle stolen on Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue were reported.

Dec. 26, Timothy Lee Murphy, 48, of 388 Circle Drive, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with petit theft. At the jail on
Dec. 29, Murphy was detained by Sgt. David Drake on a warrant charging
him with violation of probation (original charge criminal mischief).
Dec. 26, a residential burglary on North Eighth Avenue was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 1, Fernando DeLaCruz, 21, of 123 Griffin Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with DUI with property damage,
refusal to submit to bal. test and no valid license.

Dec. 30, Leonides Mosso-Morales, 22, of 4928 U. S. 17 N., Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado on a Marion County warrant and
also charged with no valid license.

Dec. 29, criminal.mischief on U. S. 17 North was reported.

Dec. 27, Bernadino Eduardo Racine, 31, of 2337 Osprey Lane,
Wauchula, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with DUI and no
valid license.

Dec. 26, a residential burglary on Church Avenue was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Dec. 28, burglary of a conveyance on SR 64 was reported.

Dec. 27, a residential burglary on Red Bird Lane was reported.






COOL TEMPERATURES
SLOWED SOME VEGETABLE GROWTH

Weather Summary Report
Citrus and vegetable harvesting progressed rapidly as several central
and southern Peninsula areas received no significant rainfall during the
week of December 19 through 25. Rainfall for the week ranged from none
to about an inch at Marianna. Cloud cover kept temperatures in the major
cities one to seven degrees below normal. Daytime highs averaged in the
50s, 60s and 70s while nighttime lows averaged in the 30s, 40s, 50s and
60s. Several Panhandle and northern Peninsula localities reported frosts and
freezes during the week with some hard freezes occurring, especially in the
Panhandle and northern Peninsula.
Field Crops Report
Sugarcane harvesting remained active around Lake Okeechobee.
Recent rainfall over the Panhandle, Big Bend area and the' northern
Peninsula kept soil moisture supplies mostly adequate. Mostly dry condi-
tions over the southern Peninsula held back soil moisture with supplies
rated about half short and half adequate. Most Central Peninsula localities
reported adequate soil moisture. Marion and Brevard counties reported
some spots of surplus moisture.
Vegetable Report
Dry weather allowed planting and harvesting in the central and south-
ern Peninsula to progress rapidly during the week with growers pausing to
observe the holiday at the end of the peric,. Cool temperatures slow ed
some plant development. Vegetables available included snap beans,. cab-
bage, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole, peppers, radishes,
squash, strawberries and tomatoes.
Livestock Report
In the Panhandle and northern areas, cool to freezing temperature
slowed forage growth. Winter forage growth is behind because of dry
weather during the past few months. Feeding of hay to livestock remained
active. Permanent pasture grass is finished for the season. Cattle are in fair
to good condition. In the central areas, pasture is recovering from drought
stress in November. Lots of hay is being fed. Most of the cattle are in good
condition. In the southwest, much of the range'is in fair condjtionstressed
by drought. Cattle are in fair to excellent condition. Statewide, cattle con-
dition is mostly fair.
Fruit Report
Citrus: The citrus producing counties recorded no significant rainfall
this past week. Temperatures dropped to the high 30s and low 40s several
mornings in the majority of the citrus belt. More cool weather prepared
trees to survive a freeze, if any, this winter. Growers put out some fertiliz-
er, cleaned ditches and repaired irrigation equipment. Color on all varieties
is good. Harvesting of early and midseason oranges continued to be
between four to five million boxes per week. Grapefruit for the past seve6-
al weeks was around a half million boxes per week with a large percentage
going to processing. Other varieties picked included early tangerines,
Tangelos, and a small quantity of Honey tangerines going to processing.
Twelve processing plants ran oranges this past week with another sched-
uled td open sometime after the New Year. Most plants closed Friday or
early Saturday before Christmas and were scheduled to restart late Monday
or early Tuesday.


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COUNTY COURT
The following small claim case
was- disposed of recently by the
county judge:
State Farm Bank vs. Khristian
McMillian, Michael D. McMillian
Jr. et al, judgment.

The following misdemeat;-i
cases were disposed of recently in
county court.
Michael Blaine Johnson, disor-
derly intoxication, 60 days in. jail
with credit for time served (CTS),
$190 fine and court costs and' $40
public defender fees placed on lien;
violation of probation (original
charge two counts of domestic bat-,
tery), probation revoked, 180 days
in jail, CTS, concurrent.
Daniel Ross Pelham, resisting
arrest without force and possession
of marijuana, 12 months probation,
$315 fine and court costs on and
$50 investigative costs placed on
lien, 25 hours community service;
possession of marijuana, concur-
rent with Highlands County sen-
tence, $100 public defender fees,
$60 investigative costs, drug evalu-
ation and treatment, random drug
test, warrantless search and seizure.
Rita Marie Sweatt, possession of
marijuana and drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, probation 1
year, random drug tests, warrant-
.less search and seizure, drug evalu-
";ation and treatment, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public:defender
fees, $60 investigative, costs; pos-
session of drug paraphernalia and


possession of marijuana, not prose-
cuted.
Leng Vue, petit theft, probation
six months, stay away from victim
and school grounds, $315 fines and
court costs, $50 investigative costs.
Thomas Faulk, domestic battery,
not prosecuted
Berrastina Debree Kersey,
resisting arrest without force, adju-
'ication withheld, probation one
year, random drug tests, warrant-
less search and seizure, no alcohol
or bars, alcohol abuse evaluation
and treatment, $315 fines and court
costs, $100 public defender fees,
$60 investigative costs; disorderly
intoxication, not prosecuted.
Clint Morgan Albritton, domes-
tic battery and violation of proba-
tion (original charge possession of
drug paraphernalia), probation
revoked, 180 days in jail CTS and
concurrent with Highlands County
sentence, must serve first 30 days
immediately, next 60 serve on
weekends, last 90 suspended if no
new violations, $667 fines and
court costs and outstanding fines
and fees placed on lien.
Mackinson St. Fort, domestic
battery, placed in pretrial diversion-
ary program.
Lonnie Carl Welch, battery, adju-
dication withheld, probation one
year, four-hour domestic violence
class, no contact with victim, $542
fines and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $1,337.30 restitu-
tion.


NOTICE OF ACTION
BEFORE THE DEPARTMENT
OF EDUCATION

IN RE: The Teacher's Certificate of:

Michael Netercott
2555 Highway 17 South
Wauchula, Florida 33873

Notice is hereby given to Michael Netercott, Respondent, of
the prosecution of an Administrative Complaint seeking the
revocation or suspension of his teacher's certificate.

If Respondent, Michael Netercott wishes to schedule an infor-
mal conference under the provisions of Section 120.60(6) with
all requirements for the retention of the certificate, he should
contact Joshua Abbott, Bureau of Professional Practices
Services, Florida Education Center, Room 224-E, Tallahassee,
Florida 32399, (850) 245-0438.

If such a conference iihot requested, this notice shall con-
stitute service of the Administrative Complaint, which shall be
filed with the Education Practices Commission.

Failure to file a response to the complaint with the Education
Practices Commission, Florida Education Center, Room 224-
E, Tallahassee, Florida 32399, by January 25, 2006, shall con-
stitute holding the Respondent in default. The Complaint will
then be considered by the Education Practices Commission
for final action to impose disciplinary sanctions, including
revocation or suspension, under the terms of Sections 120.57,
120.60, 10.12.79, 1012.795, and 1012.796, Florida Statutes.

PLEASE BE GOVERNED ACCORDINGLY.

Dated this 22nd day of November, 2005

John L. Winn
Commissioner of Education 12:15-1:5c

NOTICE
REQUEST FOR VARIANCE
All interested persons are hereby notified that Howard Bolin is requesting a variance from the
Land Development Code to build a fifth duplex on his property that is less than the required one
acre. The property is legally described as:
.93 AC A PORTION OF BLK 7 KAYTON & MADDOX WEST END ADD AS
PER PBI PI-94 BEING: COM AT INTERSECTION OF S R/W OF EDDY
STREET AND E R/W.OF 10OT AyE AS THEY PRESENTLY EXIST N89 DEG
19M 48S E332.48 FT FOR POB N 89 DEG 19M 48SE 249.41.FT S 165.15 FT S
89 DEG 51M 40S W249.66 FT N 163.61 FT TO POB
The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board on
Monday, January 16, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday,
February 13, 2006 at 6:00 p.m., at the City 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.
CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City Commission

ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk


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A Daily Thought

TH)ISDAY
You can sleep without fear. You
need not be afraid, of disaster or
the plot of wicked men; for the
Lord is with you. He protects
you.
Proverbs 3:26 (TLB).

FRIDAY
(Jesus. said), "Peace is my part-
ing gift to you, My own peace,
such as the world cannot give.
Set your troubled hearts at rest,
and banish your fears.
John 14:27 (NEB)

SATURDAY
The Lord says, "I am the One
who comforts you. So, why
should you be afraid of people
who die. Why should you fear
people who die like the grass?
Have you forgotten the Lord
who made you, who stretched
out the skies and made the
earth?
Isaiah 51:12-13 (NCV)

SUNDAY
For the eyes of the Lord are
upon the righteous, and His
ears are open to their prayers.
But the face of the Lord is
against those who do evil.
I Peter 3:12 (RSV)

MONDAY
God is a safe place to hide,
ready to help when we need
Him. We stand fearless at the
cliff-edge of doom, courageous
in seastorm and earthquake,
before the rush and roar of
oceans, the tremors that shift
mountains.
Psalm 46:1-3 (ME)

TUESDAY
We, therefore, can: confidently
say: The Lord is my helper; I will
not fear: what shall man do unto
me?
Hebrews 13:6 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
Sow for yourself righteousness,
reap the fruit of your unfailing
love and break up your
unplowed ground; for it is time
to seek the Lord, until He comes
and showers righteousness on
you.
Hosea 10:12 (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (ME) The Message;
(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)
New English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (RSV)
Revised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Lving Bible.


The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Jesus Manuel Apolina-Cardoso,
driving while license suspended
(DWLS), 10 days-suspended,
$330 fine and court costs, $100
public defender fees.
Silbestre Hernandez, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $205 court
costs.
Javier Lagunas-Banda, reckless
driving with property damage, 10
days, suspended, $330 fine and
court costs; no valid license with
property damage, adjudication
withheld, $130 court costs.
Jesus Marcos Taguja, DWLS, 10
days-suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Kent Louis Brissette, DUI, pro-
bation one year, consecutive,
license suspended one year, no
alcohol or bars, alcohol abuse eval-
uation and treatment, multiple
offender DUI school, 30 days tag
impound, one year ignition inter-
lock, $1,410 fine and court costs;
DWLS, probation one year, $100
public defender fees, $50 investiga-
tive costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the office of
the circuit court:
Victor L. Parker vs. Florida
Department of Correction, petition
for review of inmate situation.
Eloina Betancourt vs. Adalberto
Sotello, petition for injunction for
protection.
Nola Denise McKinzie vs.
Stanley D. Jackson Sr., petition for
injunction for protection.
Kavin Dwayne Mitchell vs.
Elizabeth Jane Mitchell, petition
for injunction for protection.
Freda Kersey vs. Arlie Kersey Sr.
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.

The following decisions on
civil cases pending in the circuit
court were handed down recently
by the circuit court judge:
Karen Cranford vs. Linda Miller,


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


injunction for protection.
Ivan Ray Eures vs. Nicole Renee
Smith, injunction for protection.
Carolyn Faulk vs. Terry
Kimbrough, injunction for protec-
tion.

There was no felony criminal
court this week because.the cir-
cuit judge was on vacation.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Michael Scheipsmeier Builders
Inc. to Millicent M. Amerman as
trustee, $40,000.
First National Bank of Wauchula
to Margarito Reyna, $20,000.
Cheron K. Gilliard and Robert L.
Gilliard to Homes of Wauchula Inc,
$55,000.
Randall Dale Lowe and Arline
Anne Lowe McKinney to Albert
Edward McKee and George
McKee, $32,000.
Christina Eades and Julio Martin
to Annette Gallardo and Marcelo
Gallardo, $14,000.
Mary Batey to Margarita
Calzado and Julian Galvez,
$35,000.
Charles Jerald Abbott as trustee
and Josephine E. Abbott as trustee
to Jack Bartolucci, $99,000.
Staton Inc. to Gregoria Calderon,
$86,000.
Diamond T. Inc. to Deborah L.
Pearson and Richard S. Pearson,
$10,100.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Bessie B. Wright, $125,000.
Dorris N. Irvin and Robert W.
Irvin Sr. to Jimmy Russell Hayes
Sr. and Patricia Irene Hayes,
$14,000.
Jimmy Russell Hayes Sr. and
Patricia Irene Hayes to Doris N.
Irvin and Robert W. Irvin Sr.,
$40,000.
Ah M. Thao and Kao F Thao to
Nau Xiong Lee and Nia Nau X.
Lee, $130,000.


INTENT TO ISSUE

The Department of Environmental Protection gives notice of its intent to issue a permit (copy of conditions
attached) for the proposed project as detailed in the application specified above, for the reasons stated below.

The applicant, Nickerson Brothers, L.L.C., applied on December 20, 2004 to the Department of Environmental
Protection for a permit to operate a wastewater treatment system. The facility has over seventy rotationally grazed
Bermuda grass pastures; a milking parlor with associated feeding area ("dairy facilities" on concrete); cooling ponds
with associated staging/feed areas; travel lanes to and from milking parlor, pastures, and a manure/waste
management system for manure products washed from the concreted areas (parlor/feed barn). This facility generates
approximately 3.6 million gallons of wastewater annually. Approximately 3,300 tons of manure is transferred
annually to a third party. The lined waste storage pond has a storage capacity of approximately 79, 600 gallons and
the solids separator and sump has a storage capacity of 166, 800 gallons. The cooling ponds, waste storage pond,
and sand and solids separator are designed to contain a 24-hour 25-year storm event. Non-contact roof run-off is
diverted through vegetative swales to an existing natural retention area to the northwest of the facilities and away
from the waste collection system. The facility is located at Latitude: 270 20' 54" N, Longitude: 81 40' 13" W on
9096 Ten Mile Grade Road, Zolfo Springs, FL 33890 in Desoto County.

The Department has permitting jurisdiction under 62-620, Florida Administrative Code. The project is not
exempt from permitting procedures. The Department has determined that a wastewater permit is required for the
proposed work.

Under Section 403.815, Florida Statutes, and Rule 62-110.106, Florida Administrative Code, you (the
applicant) are required to publish at your own expense the enclosed Notice of Intent to Issue Permit. The notice
must be published one time only within 30 days in the legal ad section of a newspaper of general circulation in the
area affected. For the purpose of this rule, "publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the area affected"
means publication in a newspaper meeting the requirements of Sections 50.011 'and 50.031, Florida Statues, in the
county where the activity is to take place. Where there is more than one newspaper of general circulation in the
county, the newspaper used should be one with significant circulation in the area that may be affected by the permit.
If you are uncertain that a newspaper meets these requirements, please contact the Department at the address or
telephone number listed below. The applicant must provide proof of publication to the Department, at Southwest
District Office, 13051 North Telecom Parkway, Temple Terrace, FL 33637 within seven days of publication.


FACILITY:
PERMITTED:


Ten Mile Grade Dairy
Nickerson Brothers, L.L.C.


PA File No.: FLA405582-001-IW4A


publish the notice and provide proof of publication within the allotted time may result in the denial of the permit
under Rule 62-110.106(11), Florida Administrative Code.

The Department will issue the permit with the attached conditions unless a timely petition for an administrative
hearing is filed under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes, within fourteen days of receipt of notice. The
procedures for petitioning for a hearing are set forth below.

A person whose substantial interests are affected by the Department's proposed permitting decision may
petition for an administrative proceeding (hearing) under Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. The
petition must contain the information set forth below and must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of
General Counsel of the Department at 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station.35, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-
3000.

Under Rule 62-110.106(4), Florida Administrative Code, a person may request enlargement of the time for
filing a petition for an administrative hearing. The request must be filed (received by the clerk) in the Office of
General Counsel before the end of the time period for filing a petition for an administrative hearing.

Petitions by the applicant or any of the persons listed below must be filed within fourteen days of receipt of this
written notice. Petitions filed by any persons other than those entitled to written notice under section 120.60(3),
Florida Statutes, must be filed within fourteen days of publication of the notice or within fourteen days of receipt of
the written notice, whichever occurs first. Under Section 120.60(3), Florida Statutes, however, any person who has
asked the Department for notice of agency action may file a petition within fourteen days of receipt of such notice,
regardless of the date of publication.

The petitioner shall mail a copy of the petition to the applicant at the address indicated above at the time of
filing. The failure of any person to file a petition or request for enlargement of time within fourteen days of receipt
of notice shall constitute a waiver of that person's right to request an administrative determination (hearing) under
Sections 120.569 and 120.57, Florida Statutes. Any subsequent intervention (in a proceeding initiated by another
party) will be only at the discretion of the presiding officer upon the filing ofa motion in compliance with Rule 28-
106.205, Florida Administrative Code.

A petitionthat disputes the material facts on which the Department's action is based must contain the following
information:
(a) The name, address, and telephone number of each petitioner; the name, address, and telephone number of
the petitioner's representative, if any; the Department permit identification number and the county in which the
subject matter or activity is located;
(b) A statement of how and when each petitioner received notice of the Department action;
(c) A statement of how each petitioner's substantial interests are affected by the Department action;
(d) A statement of all disputed issues of material fact. If there are none, the petition must so indicate;
(e) A statement of facts that the petitioner contends warrant reversal or modification of the Department action;
(f) A concise statement of the ultimate facts alleged, as well as the rules and statutes which entitle the petitioner
to relief; and
(g) A statement of the relief sought by the petitioner, stating precisely the action that the petitioner wants the
Department to take.

Because the administrative hearing process is designed to formulate final agency action, the filing of a petition
means that the Department's final action may be different from the position taken by it in this notice. Persons whose
substantial interests will be affected by any such final decision of the Department have the right to petition to become
a party to the proceeding, in accordance with the requirements set forth above. 1:5c
Mediation under Section 120.573, Florida Statutes, is not available for this proceeding.


Sanctify them (purify, consecrate, make them holy)
by Truth: Your Word is Truth. Just as You sent me into
the world, I also have sent them into the world. And so
for their sake and on their behalf I sanctify Myself
that they also may be sanctified in the Truth.
Neither for these alone do I pray, but also for all
those who will ever come to believe in (trust in, cling
to, rely on) Me through their word and teaching. That
they all may be one, just as You, Father, are in Me and
I in You, that they also may be one in Us, so that the
world may believe and be convinced that You have
sent Me. I have given to them the glory and honor
which You have given Me, that they may be one (even)
as We are one. Amp
-John 17: 17-22
To me this so so awesome if we could only grasp what Jesus is say-
ing we would walk in a different way. Read John 14, 15, 16, 17, these chap-
ters are powerful and for us today. God wants to bless us and use us as He
did the disciples. We are the ones that hold back His-hand on us.
Surrender All! We sing that song and have no idea of what it really
means. Don't be afraid say it to Him and mean it and your life will start
on an exciting walk. Try it, you will like it! Do you feel your life is not
being fulfilled? If so, it probably isn't. You probably don't even know what
it would be to come to know Jesus in such a way that you will not be afraid
of the future, because we know it is going to get worse before Christ comes
back. Satan's power will be manifested, but at the same time Jesus will
manifest His power through His people in a way it has never been before.
So, come to know who you are in Christ and walk accordingly.


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12B The Herald-Advocate, January 5, 2005


Cowboy Up: A Different


Kind Of Cowboy


By C.J. MOUSER
For The Herald-Advocate
When my son was six and I asked him
what he wanted to be when he grew up, he
said...
"A cowboy."
I smiled at that. What mother doesn't
want to hear that her son wants to grow up
to be a cowboy? It's a worthy occupation.
Somebody has to round up all that beef and
make sure it gets to the table. If that's what
he wanted to be, then more power to him.
Besides, it was the romantic ramblings of a
six-year-old I figured he'd grow out of it
when he found out that there were other
opportunities.
He's 16 now, six feet tall and about two
hundred pounds, and if you ask him the
same question I asked that long-ago day,
you'll get the same answer. I guess growing
up to be a cowboy is not something that
you trade down to, like say, a doctor or an
astronaut. There is however, one tiny detail
that for a lesser kid, would be a major fly in
the ointment. He's allergic to horse hide,
which is something we found out the hard
way after he finished his first cowhand job
and called me to come and pick him up.
"Bob. Could you cub ged be?'" Wheeze,
wheeze.
"You have the wrong number." I said '
automatically. After all, my name wasn't
Bob.
"Bob! It's be!" "I'm still not Bob, and I'
don't know anyone named Bee." I replied.
by now I had figured out that it was him
and I was just having fun with him.
"What's the matter with you?" I said, let-
ting him off the hook. "You catch a cold?"
"I thing ... I bight be allergic to horse
hair." Hah-choo.
"You think?!"
"Yeb."
"This doesn't look very good for your
future career plans."
"Nobe." Rather sadly.
I went to pick him up, and as I watched
him walk toward the truck I had to admit
that for all intents and purposes he looked
every bit a cowboy weathered boots,
snap up the front western shirt, well-loved
(raggedy) Wrangler jeans. It was from the
neck up that the illusion ended, and I found
out that he looked worse than he sounded


on the phone. His eyes were puffy and his
nose was red, probably from the way he
was swiping his sleeve across it every few
seconds.
"What're you gorina do?" I. asked the
obvious. I knew what this new development
was costing him.,
"Suffer." He said, and sneezed twice.
"You wbuld do that? Just walk around
miserable?"
"What else cad I do?"
"Well, there's Benadryl." I offered.
"Oh, year!" He spat. "I can just see be
bopping two little bink bills every four
hours. There's doe tibe for that."
"You're sure it's not cow hide?" I had
never heard of anyone being allergic to
horses, but then I didn't know too many
cowboys.
"I'b sure."
"But how can you know it's horse hair
and not cow hide? How can you be allergic
to one and not the other? They're pretty
much the same, aren't they?"
"What difference does it bake? Where
I'b allergic to one or the other, the end
result is the same!"
"Well there are other medicines. Ones
that you take once a day. We'll figure
something out."
I stocked the medicine cabinet with
every type of allergy medication known to,
man. Non-drowsy, 12- and 24-hour relief.
Nasal sprays, pills and liquids. He consis-
tently walked out the door every time and
forgot to take them. The medicines gathered
dust and he came home with a runny nose
and .leaky eyes, insisting that he "felt fine."
I began to suspect that he was subjecting
himself to some radical self-imposed expo-
sure therapy. I knew that in the back of his
mind he figured eventually he would have
to "cowboy up" and just get over it.
Then one magical day he came home
after working for a different ranch. He was-
,n't sneezing, he wasn't stopped up, and had
a wide smile on his face. Had his exposure
therapy worked? Had he beaten it with just
mind over matter?
"It is horse hair that I'm allergic to." He
said emphatically.
"How do you know?"
"Because I worked cows all day and I'm
fine."


I just stared. Was there some new hair-
less horse out there that I hadn't heard
about?

"But how .." I began.
"Four-wheelers. I herded on a four-
wheeler today."
I smiled in spite of myself. OK, so tradi-


Wagon Wheel RV Ne'
By Virginia Merriman


CHURCH NEWS
AND PRAYERS
The sermon was by Rev. Deyman
Darley and there was 36 in atten-
dance. The choir sang "Ring The
Bells." Special music was sung by
Norma McNary, "O' Holy Night."
We have some on our prayer list:
John and Gladys Chambers,
Clarence Barbor, Earl Van Raalte,
Barbara Gersema, Joe Nelles, Mike
Condra, Enos Yoder, and extra
prayers for the Bill Reid family.
May God heal them in His way as
He knows best.
KOFFEE KLATCH
We welcome the new people in
the hall, Doug and Agnes Culp. The
birthdays this week are Marilyn
Berry, Richard Hoogkamp and
Marcille Fret. The anniversaries are
Jean and Carl Alexander and Harry
and Carol Cassidy. May God watch
over everyone traveling home for
the holidays and those just coming
to Florida for the winter and many
others who are sick or having
surgery.
COMING PARK EVENTS
Wayne and the Pilgrims Jam will
be at the Red Barn at 7 p.m. on Jan.
6. They will be playing the Old
Country Classics and Southern
Gospel and the dance floor will be
open for dancing.
MERCHANT CERTIFICATES
The 50/50 went to Frank Drust
and the plant went to DeRoy
Knowlton. The merchant certifi-
cates went to Joyce Pearsall, Mabel
Smith, Ginnie Merriman, Doug
Culp, Ward Vermeulen, Bo Miller,
Caryl Lauver, Ruth Brunger, Linda
Brewer, Grace Moore, Willie
Veldhuizen, Bob Bell, Georgine
Buswell, Sandy Walker, Alice
Moore, Cloyce Swisher, Connie
Sweet, Ted Methrell, Art Brown,
Jean Alexander, Mike Gerri, Pasty
Siemen, Marilyn Berry, Grace
Moore, Frank Dust, Joyce Kaleita,
Iris Smith and Caros Dennis.
PROGRESS EUCHRE
There were seven tables playing.
The high man was Bob Sears with


73 points and runner
Bob Bell with 67 po
man was Bo Miller w
The high lady was Mi
73 points and runner
Marge Luff with 69 p
low lady was Joyce
most loners were Ri
Ward Vermeulen wil
Winning the under-th
was Shirley Swisher.
BID EUCH
On Tuesday night th
tables playing. The 1
Cloyce Swisher with
low man was Bob Se


tion was out and technology was in. His
"horse" had a saddle, but ate gas instead of
grass, and had rubber shoes instead of iron.
There would be no cowboy/horse bonding
or comraderie, but it just goes to show you
that where there's a will there's a way and
like skinning a cat... there's more than
one way to herd a cow.

lady was Gloria Lavigne with 227
WS and the low lady was Fern Tessier
Sixth 126. Making men's moonshots
were Ted Herkimer and Earl
Bodary:
r-up man was On Thursday night there was three
)ints. The low, tables playing. The high man was
with 51 points. Bob Sears with 215 points and the
uriel Bell with low man was Earl Bodary with 153
-up lady was points. The high lady was Fern
pointss and the Tessier with 276 points and the low
Pearsall. The lady was Joyce Pearsall with 183
uth King and points. Making the lady's moonshot
th four each. was Shirley Swisher.
he-chair prize
SHUFFLEBOARD
The elimination play-off was
IRE Tuesday. First place was won by
ere were three Iris Smith and Cecil Banisten and
high man was 2nd went to Shirley Swisher and
S346 and the Herb Tessier.
ears. The high


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* At the end of 36 months, you will have 30 days to perhaps raise your yield to the then
prevailing yield on a 60-month certificate for the final two years on this S-year certificate.
Should the then prevailing yield be less than 5%, do nothing and continue to earn the
5% yield for the final 2 years. It is solely your responsibility to contact us at the end of
36 months if you want to take advantage of any yield increase as you will not be notified
by MIDFLORIDA. Certr;icate yields are subject to change without notice, and this is a
limited time offer. This offer is only valid for new certificates, and new money and is not
available on certificate renewals. The maximum certificate amount allowed pei member
is 1100,000.00. The Annual Percentage Yield advertised is based on the assumption that
funds will remain in the certificate until maturity. A penalty may be imposed for early
withdrawals. A $5.00 minimum savings account is required for membership with
MIDFLORIDA Federal Credit Union. This offer is not open to institutional investments.


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Hardee County Youth

Football Players

And Cheerleaders Need



YOU

Step forward and join the Board of Directors of the
Hardee Youth Football League, Inc.

Installation of New Board of Directors

South Florida Community College

Hardee Center, 2968 US HWY 17 N., Wauchula

Time: 6:00 P.M.
Monday, January 9, 2006


Our Youth Need You!

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