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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


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Thursday, January 12, 2006


Zolfo Sprins Police Chief Arrested


FILE PHOTO
Zolfo Springs Mayor Marilyn Aker pins the chiefs badge on David Scheid durrig a special meet-
ing called for that purpose on Oct. 27. 'Town Council Chairman Roger Green, a supporter of the
new chief and the police department, watches. Inset shows Scheid's mugshot at the Hardee
County Jail last week.




Crews Moved To Polk Jail


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Hardee County man whose
second-degree murder trial has
been moved to Polk County stood
before a judgethere for the first
time late last week.
Thomas Jessie Crews Jr., 40, of
Zolfo Springs, appeared in front of
Circuit Judge J. Dale Durrance for
a case status conference on Friday
morning.
-, Durrance, who has presided as
circuit judge in Hardee County on
two different occasions and who is
currently serving in Bartow, was
assigned to the case after Crews
and Assistant Public Defender J.
Mel McKinley chose a Polk


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Courthouse Report.......5C
i Community Calendar....2A
Crime Blotter. ..............4C
Hardee Living.............4B
Information Rbundup...2A
Obits 4A
School Lunch Menus...9A


County venue for the murder trial, her way home from work. Her car
Such a choice of trial counties was found abandoned on the side of
was made possible by a July 21, the road in DeSoto County, about
2004, local Grand Jury indictment two miles south of the Hardee
which alleged Crews killed Sondra County line. She has not been seen
Barrington, 20, in either DeSoto, nor heard from since that date, and
Hardee or Polk counties. her body has never been found.
Barrington, of Bowling Green, Her mother, Shirley Barrington,
disappeared on Oct. 10, 2002, on See CREWS 2A



Observe MLK Day!


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County will honor the
life of a historical hero on Monday.
The commemoration of Dr.
Martin Luther King Jr. will take
place in Wauchula beginning
Sunday evening and continuing
throughout the. day on Monday.
From a reverent candlelight service
to a festive parade, the community
will pay tribute to "The King."
The celebration will begin on


SBy CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The chief of police for the town
of Zolfo Springs was arrested by
state authorities last week.
David William Scheid, 47, was
booked into the Hardee County Jail
between 1:30 and 2 p.m. on
Wednesday following his arrest by
Special Agent William H. Miles of
the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement.
Scheid, who had been promoted
to chief just over two months earli-
er, was charged with five third-
degree felonies and one third-
degree misdemeanor.
Charges against him include two
counts official misconduct, grand
theft, tampering with a witness and
fabricating physical evidence all
felonies and petit theft, a misde-
meanor.
He was released from the jail that
night after posting a $5,250 surety
bond while he awaits trial. He has
hired defense lawyer Gil Colon to
represent him.
Scheid will be arraigned in
Hardee Circuit Court on Tuesday,
Jan. 24, at 1:30 p.m.
His arrest came following a two-
month investigation' by Miles and
the FDLE, a probe which began
just one week after Scheid's eleva-
tion to chief. The 'warrant for his
arrest was signed by Circuit Judge
Peter .F. Estrada of Highlands
County shortly before Scheid was
taken into custody. The circuit and
county judges in Hardee County
Were not available that day, as both
were attending a judges' confer-
ence out of town.
Scheid is currently on suspension
without pay from the Zolfo Springs
Police Department.
"I am very shocked," Mayor
Marilyn Aker said of the police
chief's arrest. She said the first she
had any knowledge of an FDLE
investigation was when subpoenas
arrived at Town Hall in early
December.
It was not, however, the first time
Scheid was the subject of a crimi-


nal investigation for allegedly
stealing from the town.
Col. Arnold Lanier of the Hardee
County Sheriff's Office investigat-
ed Scheid in July following accusa-
tions that he had pumped town gas
into his personal vehicle without
permission.
Scheid, the colonel alleged,
admitted to one such instance. A
photo and witness statement indi-
cated a second.
Lanier referred charges of two
counts of petit theft to the State
Attorney's Office, one for allegedly
taking 15 gallons on June 28 and
one for pumping 13.7 gallons on
July 3, the date Scheid reportedly
admitted.
Assistant State Attorney Stephen
K. Houchin declined to prosecute
the case, saying it:instead should be
"handled in an employer/employee


Context."
On Wednesday of this week,
Aker noted no action was taken.
"That was an accusation," she said
of Lanier's investigation; "We did-
n't take any action because there
was no actual proof, in my estima-
tion."
Less than four months later, the
FDLE began its investigation.
"I am not surprised," Council-
man George Neel stated following
Scheid's arrest. Neel was the lone
dissenter in a 4-1 Oct. 27 vote to
promote Scheid, who had been with
the department as an administrator
since December of 2004, to the
position of chief.
Neel said he traveled to Charlotte.
County to personally review
Scheid's previous, employment
records. "I knew it was a matter of
See POLICE CHIEF 2A


Are S Residents


Ready For
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Town Council took a small
step toward changing Zolfo
Springs' form of government on
Monday night.
But it nearly stumbled in the
effort.
And the mayor nearly fell.
It all started with an agenda item
for Resolution 2005-12. The doc-
ument called for the establishment
of the position of town administra-
tor. That person would have author-
ity as delegated by the mayor and
would work under the mayor, town
attorney Gerald Buhr explained.
Then, the town could later-place


COVER ART CONTEST


Sunday evening at the New Mt.
Zion AME Church, 1615 Martin
Luther King Jr. Ave., Wauchula,
says Dorothy Rivers who is orga-,
nizing the holiday events. There
will be a gospel program led by
Teresa White and Mae Robinson
beginning at 6 p.m.
The occasion will include praise
dances and gospel singing as well
as a candlelight service. During the
candlelighting ceremony, the best
See MLK 2A


- Grove Accident Kills Man


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
An agricultural accident Monday
afternoon claimed the life of a 47-
year-old man and left two other
with serious injuries, reported the
Florida Highway Patrol.
Apolinar Romero Martinez of
3325 Limestone Heights in Arcadia
received fatal injuries when hit by a
piece of grove equipment cpmmon-
ly known as a grove goat while
standing on the side of the road,
said Cpl. Gregory Freimuth.
The 1982 International grove
goat struck Martinez and two other
pedestrians at about 6:50 p.m. The
accident occurred on Kelly Roberts
Road about three miles east of
Zolfo Springs, said Freimuth.
Adelaido Romero Martinez, 18,
of Sorrell's Work Camp on
McCaskill Street in Nocatee, and
43-year-old Felipe Martinez, .also
of Sorell's Work Camp, were hit as
well Monday afternoon. All thread
pedestrians were standing on the


side of the road when the goat, dri-
ven by 43-year-old Honorio Zarate
Martinez of Sorrell's Camp in
Nocatee, struck them, the trooper
said.
Honorio Martinez was headed
west as he exited an orange grove
to cross Kelly Roberts Road when
he lost control of the goat. The
front of the equipment struck all
three pedestrians who were stand-
ing where Kelly Roberts Road and
Gillette Road intersect, said
Freimuth.
Adelaido Martinez was air-lifted
to Tampa General Hospital with
serious injuries where he is current-
ly listed in good condition. The
other pedestrian Felipe Martinez
also suffered serious injuries and
was taken to. Florida Hospital
Wauchula.
Because the accident happened
on the roadway, Apolinar Martinez
becomes the first individual to die
on Hardee County roadways in
2006.


-ILEt PHnIU
Monica Turner of. rural Sebring holds her first-place winning
entry in last year's Pioneer Park Days Cover Art Contest. The
Herald-Advocate's sixth annual competition opened last week.
Deadline is Feb. 13. Details were provided in a Page One story
in last week's edition, and can be found outlined in a half-page
advertisement in this edition, on 8C. The annual contest has
divisions for adults and children, and offers prizes of up to $200
In U.S. Savings Bonds. The top adult entry will become the
cover page of the newspaper's special Pioneer Park Days 2006
section, while the child's drawing will make up the back page.
Everyone with any artistic ability and knowledge of the popular
five-day festival in Zolfo Springs is invited to compete


Change?
a referendum on the ballot seeking
to change the town's structure from
strong-mayor/council to manager/-
council, a form of government
adopted by all the other municipal-
ities in the county.
'The city needs to change to pro-
fessional management because of
the demands and complexities of
government today," Buhr added,
noting he has been a proponent of
such a change since 1993.
A motion was then made to hire
that administrator, but it. died for
lack of a second.
Only at the urging of a resident in
the audience did the matter gain
reconsideration.
It was the second time that night
that the pleadings of a resident
spurred the council into action.
First, Linda Deen complained of
mistreatment at the hands of inter-
im town clerk Preston Colby. She
See RESIDENTS 2A



Hardee 's


First Baby


Of 2006
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's first new resi-
dent of 2006 made his entry a bit
earlier than expected.
Esteban Aaron Olmos was born
at 12:31 p.m. on New Year's Day.
He wasn't due until Jan. 18.
"He was a surprise all the way
around," his mother, Mary Olmos,
said late last week. But, she added,
"I was ready!"
Little Esteban was born to
Robert and Mary Olmos of
Bowling Green, 28-year residents
of Hardee County, at Regency
Medical Center in Winter Haven.
He weighed in at seven pounds and
15 ounces, and stretched 18-3/4
inches long.
He is the couple's fourth child.
Esteban went home to excited
siblings Matthew, 13; Jacob, 9; and
Kailee, 7.
"He's an excellent little baby,"
the proud mama said of the new-
born. "God sent him to us."
Mary Olmos is a nurse at the Eye
Surgery & Laser Center in Winter
Haven.
Husband and dad Robert is
employed in power plant construc-
tion.







2A The Herald-Advocate, January 12, 2006


Planned 100-Unit Apartment Complex Canceled


r Kelly's Column
By Jim


The Lung Cancer Alliance says lung cancer is the No. 1 cancer killer
in America.
LCA president Laurie Fenton said more than 172,000 people will be
diagnosed with lung cancer this year and more than 163,000 of them will
die. Over 60 percent of those diagnosed are former smokers or those who
have never smoked at all.

James Carville of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is
promoting Democrats and criticizing Republicans for the upcoming 2006
election.
He says President George Bush "led us into Iraq under false pretenses, '
with $350 billion spent on the Iraq war as of October 7, 2005. Zero is the
number of weapons of mass destruction found in Iraq. President Bill
Clinton left George W. Bush with a $236 billion budget surplus. The cur-
rent deficit is $317 billion under Bush. Five million working Americans
have lost'their health insurance since George W. Bush took office."
Carville said "running up record deficits will leave our kids to foot the
bill." He indicated "being safe should not mean sacrificing our civil liber-
ties, giving up our privacy and handcuffing an independent judiciary."
Carville blames Bush and "his rubber stamp Congress for five years
worth of bonehead decisions that have made,it harder for families to get
ahead, and more dangerous and less popular than ever to be an-American."
He said the GOP has turned back the clock on decades of progress in civil
rights, personal freedom and environmental protection.
He said the GOP keeps tax loopholes open for corporations.who out-
source American jobs, has lessened our -standing in the word through
Bush's cowboy diplomacy and misguided war in Iraq. Carville said tax cuts
have caused less health care for low-income Americans. Repealing key pro-
visions of the Clean Air and Clean Water.Acts have put our health at risk,
he added. As a fundraiser for the Democratic Party, Carville is definitely
against President Bush and the Republican Party.
If most Americans are happy with the way things are going they will
vote for Republican candidates. If not, they can vote for change. A key race
in Florida will be for U.S. Senate. The incumbent, Bill Nelson, is a
Democrat. His main challenger is Republican Katherine Harris, a
Republican who is now a U.S. Representative.

President Bush last week showed great leadership in talking to
America's 13 past secretaries of state and defense who had, served every
president since JFK. He asked for their opinions and advice on the conduct
of the Iraq war.
No one called for the U.S. to begin to pull out of Iraq immediately.
Former secretary of state Madeleine Albright, who served during Bill
Clfnton's second term, said Bush had launched "a war of choice, not of
necessity -but getting it right is a necessity and not a choice."
One military briefer told the group the next six months in Iraq could be
very dangerous.
Bush is to be congratulated to reaching out to American experts on.this
very important situation in Iraq and Middle East.
Bush's tax policies have helped the American economy grow. It will be
a most interesting year in 2006 to observe the nation's and world's econo-
my and efforts at peace and war. I hope peace, prosperity and goodwill
toward men will prevail.

Edner Cherry, Wauchula's lightweight boxing sensation, will be fea-
turedin the main event Friday night at the A La Carte Pavilion in Tampa.
The boxing matches are presented by StarFight Productions.
Edner is a young man of class and works next door at Royal's
Furniture. This is his first fight in eight months as he is now recovered from
a thumb injury.

Wachovia Securities reported this month, "In 1950 the average age of
retirement was 67, while life expectancy was only 68. Today the average
retirement age is 62, while life expectancy has risen to 77. If you reach 62,
life expectancy increases to almost 83. And for a 65-year-old couple, there
is a 50 percent chance that at least one spouse will live to 92."
Those are some interesting statistics. A longer retirement means more
assets are needed. Wachovia reports the average annual inflation rate
between 1980 and 2005 was 3.6 percent.
Some retirees will engage in activities such as travel, go back to
school, start new hobbies or start thier own business, consult or work part-
time.
Most retirees will need more income than just Social Security to live a
comfortable lifestyle. Having a good quality of life requires some planning,
suggests Wachovia.
I plan to turn age 62 on Saturday. I ain't ready to retire yet, but may
take a course in grammar. I made a mistake in grammar recently but knowd
*it as soon as I done it.

I took a tour of the new K-8 school in Wauchula Hills on Monday with
son Michael and Hardee School Board member Tanya Royal. Very impres-
sive. Good sand scrub habitat. School will likely bring further improve-
ments to the general neighborhood.
The school has not been named yet. Some members of my family
thought Hardee Junior High School and Wauchula Hills Elementary School
would be appropriate, based on history and geography.
The school will be ready to open for the fall term later this year.


No race can prosper until it
learns there is as much dignity
in tilling a field as in writing a
poem.
-Booker T. Washington


There are ten or twenty basic
truths, and life is the process of
discovering them over and over
and over.
-David Nichols


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Carlisle Group of Miami and
Tallahassee has informed the city
of Wauchula it will not build the
planned 100-unit apartment com-
plex named Valencia Gardens at the
south end of Wauchula just east of
U.S. 17.
.Company representative Gene
Strickland indicated projected rent
revenues would not make the pro-
ject feasible financially, based on
increased construction costs.
The Carlisle Group still intends
to build a 64-unit apartment com-
plex named Country Walk on
Maxwell Drive between Wauchula
and Bowling Green east of the
Colonial Arms motel.
The company has already built
the Country Manor apartments just







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

FRIDAY, JAN. 13
VHardee County Commis-
sion, planning session, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

THURSDAY, JAN. 19
VWauchula City Commis-
sion, workshop on impact fees
and wastewater plant expan-
sion, City Hall, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, 7:30 a.m.








Utility, Shelter
$$ Available
Hardee County will again
receive federal emergency
funds for utility and shelter
assistance to those unable to
meet those bills. All other
resources must be exhausted
first.
The monies will be available
through St. Michael's Catholic
Church, 408 Heard Bridge
Road, Wauchula after mid-
March. For more information,
call 773-4089.

Avoid Peace
River Next Week
Affected areas will be posted.
There is no livestock watering,
irrigation of lawn or ornamental
plants for one day or irrigating
crops for five days. Treated river
water should not be used for
drinking for two days.
Restrictions do not apply to tap
or well water. For more informa-
tion, call 1-800-423-1476.

Youth Funding
Deadline Friday
Applications must be in by
Friday for any youth-based
organization wanting to receive
supplemental funding for activi-
ties promoting healthy behav-
iors. The funding must be spent
by June 30.
Any youth group focusing on
promoting awareness of and
advocacy for healthy eating and
increased physical activity is
welcome to apply. For more
information, call Eric Hess at the
Health Department, 773-4161,
ext. 176.


COURTHOUSE REPORT
There is a typographical
error in the real estate listings
on page 5C of this week's
issue. The transfer of Over-
look Groves Inc. to Claude H.
Young and Cynthia H. Young
should be $3.15 million.
The Herald-Advocate is
pleased to set the record
straight.
*************
At The Herald-Advocate, we
want accuracy to be a given,
not just our goal. If you
believe we have printed an
error in fact, please call to
report it. We will 'review the
information, and if we find it
needs correction or clarifica-
tion, we will do so here.
To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


south on SR 62 west of U.S. 17. All
120 units of Country Manor are
filled, and there is a waiting list of
60, said manager Paula Bodiford.
Strickland said Tuesday the city
of Wauchula "was very cooperative
and did all they could" for the pro-
posed Valencia Gardens project on
10 -acres behind the retention pond
east of the Wauchula State Farmers
Market.
Strickland said the company
president took a long hard look at
the project's cost, tax credits avail-
able from the state and projected
rents, which are capped by the
state, and coupled with rising build-
ing costs decided to cancel the
complex.
Here is a copy of Strickland's let-
ter, which was sent to the Wauchula
City Commission, City Manager
Rick Giroux, Carlisle Group presi-
dent Lloyd Boggio, and County
Manager Lex Albritton.
"Dear Mayor Royal,
Please accept this letter as notice
that The Carlisle Group has decid-
ed not to move forward with its
plans to build a 100-unit apartment
complex named Valencia Gardens
in Wauchula.
In February 2005, the City
Commission approved a multi-fam-
ily zoning change (Ordinance
2005-01A and 01B) to allow the
construction of this complex. This
past fall, the Florida. Housing
Finance Corporation (FHFC) also
approved a tax credit subsidy to
allow for the development.
Unfortunately, the amount of the
subsidy and projected rent revenues
are not sufficient to offset the
increase in construction costs.
It is Carlisle's intent to market
the property on Highway 17 "for
sale.", Anyone interested: in :pur-
chasing the property may contact



CREWS
Continued From 1A
said Sondra Barrington disappeared
just the night before she was sched-
uled to testify against Crews in
court on a domestic violence com-
plaint.
Mary Carrier, judicial assistant to
Durrance, said that at Friday's sta-
tus conference the judge checked
the progress in the case and then set
it on the prd-trial docket for
Wednesday, Feb. 8, at 10:30 a.m.
At that time, lawyers in the mat-
ter, McKinley and Assistant State
Attorney-.ass Castillo,. will tell-the
judge if there- are- any motions
needing to be.head or if they are
ready to proceed to trial.
If so, Durrance will then set a
trial date. If not, the case will be
continued to another pre-trial date.
Carrier said that if the lawyers
are ready on Feb. 8, the case could
' be set for the next trial block, which
is Feb. 20-March 17.
Meanwhile, Crews has been
moved from the Hardee County Jail
to the Polk County Jail as he con-
tinues to await trial, Hardee County
Sheriff's Office spokesman Maj.
Claude Harris Jr. said this week.



MLK
Continued From 1A
known speech of Dr. King will be
read.
The festivities will continue on
Monday, beginning with a commu-
nity wide free breakfast held in the
multipurpose building at the First
Baptist Church, 1347 Martin
Luther King Jr. Ave., Wauchula,
Rivers explained.
The breakfast will begin at 8:30
and end at 11 a.m. After breakfast
there will be two hours until the
parade begins. Lineup for the
parade will be at noon in the
Church of God parking lot at 1543
Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula.
The parade will begin at 1 p.m. at
the Church of God and head east on
Will Duke Road. It will proceed to
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and
turn left into the paved parking lot
next to the First Baptist Church.
After the parade there will be
plenty of entertainment in the park-
ing lot. A white tent will be set up
.where there will be gospel songs,
praise dances, poems and speeches.
Home-cooked food will be for
sale. Fried fish, hot dogs and many
other foods cooked by the church
and community will be available
Monday afternoon.
There will also be plenty for the


children to do. Blow up "moon
walks" for the children to jump in
will be on site for their entertain-
ment.
Monday will have something for
everyone so come out and join the
festivities, says Rivers._
King was born on Jan. 15, 1929
in Atlanta. He dedicated his life to
the Civil Rights Movement and
won the Nobel Prize for Peace in
1964.
King made a huge impact on the
world through his beliefs. He was'
assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., on
April 4, 1968 and his birthday
became a national holiday in 1986.


me.
The Carlisle Group is planning to
construct a smaller apartment com-
plex named Country Walk in unin-
corporated Hardee County on
Maxwell Drive. This complex will
include 64 units and will begin con-
struction this summer.
Country Walk was also approved
by FHFC in December 2005, but it
received a greater tax subsidy
because it was approved as a part of
a "hurricane" application process.


described him as sarcastic and rude,
and said he treated her as if she
were in his way and a bother to
him.
That ultimately led to Colby's
dismissal from his temporary job.
Then, Shaquita Cook stood to
readdress the issue of town man-
agement. As she discussed the need
for a town manager, council mem-
bers shook their heads and lament-
ed the fact that town residents have
rejected such a referendum twice.
It was then that it was pointed
out that council members them-
selves had just had a chance to
move toward professional manage-
ment, but rejected it, too, by allow-
ing the motion to die.
Councilwoman Roberta Meyer
then asked for the matter to be
reconsidered, She said she be-
lieved it failed the first time in the
meeting because of "confusion."
Meyer then made a motion to
approve Resolution 2005-12, to
advertise for ai town administrator
until a referendum could be held to
seek a change to a town manager
form of government.
Councilman George Neel sec-
onded the motion. As a roll-call
vote was taken, Mayor Marilyn
Aker leaned back in her chair and-
said, "I'm gone. I'm out of here."
The remark did not appear to be
heard by any council members
other than Minnie McKenzie, who
was seated directly next to Aker.
When McKenzie's name was
called, she paused a long while
before registering her "yes" vote.



POLICE
Continued
time before he probably found him-
self in trouble," the councilman
said.
"Everybody's laughing at us, all
over the country," he added.
The arrest has been the subject of
newspaper accounts and television
news broadcasts.
Miles began his investigation
into the chief on Nov. 3, according
to an arrest affidavit on file with the
Clerk's Office here. The probe was
prompted by complaints from city
employees, he said.
The two counts of official mis-
conduct stem from allegations.
Scheid falsified records in the
Automated Training Management
System. He indicated two of his
officers took training and exams for
Weapons of Mass Destruction and
Incident Command Systems when,
in fact, theydid not. Both officers
told Miles that Scheid told them he
had taken the exams for them and
had edited their training records.
The grand theft charge comes
from an accusation Scheid sold
three departmental firearms for
$750 in late July, but did not turn


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d


the need for affordable housing
is still evident in Wauchula/Hardee.
The Country Manor apartments on
SR 62 continue to have a waiting
list.
"Thank you very much for your
support and cooperation. Please'
contact me (cell: 863-712-7646) if I
can help the City of Wauchula in
any way.
Sincerely,
Gene Strickland
Lakeland"


The motion passed 5-0.
Following the vote, Neel asked
that the attorney write an ordinance
for the referendum and that
Elections Supervisor Jeff Ussery be
called to determine the cost of a
special vs. regular election to put
the issue to a. vote.
Buhr concurred, saying, "I'll go
so far as to say I don't,believe the
town is going to continue to survive
unless you get a manager. I'm not
denigrating the mayor. There are
complex issues in these times, and
you need professional manage-
ment."
After the meeting, Aker said she
was going to quit.
"I was going to resign," she said
early Wednesday, "but they 'talked
me into staying around a while."
She said some council members,
employees and citizens helped her
change her mind.
She said she wrote a letter of res-
ignation Monday night. "I didn't
hand it in, but I've still got it."
Meanwhile, in a night of
changes, the Governor's Office will
be called to come in and audit the
town finances, Colby will be
replaced with a temporary adminis-
trator, John Simpson will take over
as police administrator and Hardee
County Disposal will replace
Reliable Sanitation for garbage col-
lection.
Simpson, of Bradenton, is a 30-
plus year veteran of law enforce-
ment who currently teaches in
Manatee County. He will guide the
department in a part-time position.



CHIEF
From 1A
the ihpney over to the town.
Thjtampering with a witness
charge refers to Scheid's alleged
actions after a subpoena for records
was served on the town. Scheid
allegedly went to an employee "a
day or two" later and ordered him
to help Scheid "fabricate" a docu-
ment "explaining the sale of the
firearms and the disposition of
money received from 'the sale."
Further, Scheid allegedly threat-
ened to arrest the man if he did not
"maintain testimony" if ever asked
about the document.
.The fabricating physical evi-
dence charge stems from that same
alleged action.
And the final charge, the misde-
meanor petit theft, was lodged from
allegations Scheid pocketed some
gold-colored one-dollar coins at
Rooster's Restaurant after a bur-
glary there, claiming he needed the
coins as evidence.
The victim, did not receive a
receipt for his property, and Scheid
never recorded the taking of the
property as evidence, Miles alleged
in his affidavit.


MOST VEGETABLES PROTECTED FROM FROST
Scattered rains over the Panhandle and northern Peninsula aided the
growth of small grains during the week of Jan. 2-8. Dry weather over the
central and southern Peninsula let growers complete scheduled vegetable
planting and harvesting. MacClenny reported nearly three inches, while
most Panhandle and northern Peninsula areas recorded from about one to
two inches for the week.
Temperatures averaged two degrees below normal to five degrees
above. Daytime highs averaged in the 60s and 70s with many central and
southern Peninsula areas recording at least one daily high in the 80s.
Nighttime lows were mostly in the 40s, 50s and 60s with most areas,
statewide, reporting at least one low in the 30s and several Panhandle and
northern Peninsula localities reporting at least one low in the 20s.
Widespread frost was reported by most central and southern Peninsula
areas at the end of the week.
Field Crops
Some sugarcane plants just emerging were singed by the frost in
Hendry County as harvest of mature plants advanced around Lake
Okeechobee. Rainfall over the Panhandle and northern Peninsula increased
soil moisture, with supplies rated mostly adequate with a few pockets of
surplus supplies. Suwannee County reported short to adequate soil mois-
tare supplies. Mostly dry conditions over the central and southern
Peninsula localities kept soil moisture short to adequate. Soil moisture was
rated adequate to surplus in Okeechobee.
Vegetables
Dry clear conditions during the week allowed planting and harvesting /
to stay on schedule. Most vegetable and strawberry producers provided pro-
tection to crops when cold weather arrived at the end of the week.
Producers covered some plants with cloths and irrigated crops to minimize
frost damage. Most acreage showed no significant damage. although the
cold singed a few acres of plants. Most potato planting in the Hastings area
just started with no significant frost damage reported.
Vegetables and non-citrus fruit marketed during the week included
snap beans, cabbage, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole, lettuce,
peppers, radishes, squash, strawberries and tomatoes. A very small amount
of sweet corn was picked with the supply slowly increasing. Tomato pick-
ing around Quincy is finished.


RESIDENTS
Continued From 1A







January 12, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3A


5 Girls Play Final Home Game


Ay JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
SA quintet of senior girls played
Their final soccer on Hardee fields
in the only game last week.
A Azucena Miranda, Vanessa
Hollon, Karrissa Manchester,
Roxana Torres and Heather
McKinley were among the 20 Lady
Wildcats who battled the powerful
Lake Placid Lady Dragons last
Thursday night.
They played at Lake Placid on
Monday evening and went to Fort
Meade on Tuesday in the season
finale.
District competition is at Sebring
,the week of Jan. 16. Other teams in
LClass 4A District 10 are Avon Park,
Braden River, DeSoto and
Palmetto. Seedings have not yet



been announced.
Against Lake Placid last week,
"we struggled against their offense.
Lake Placid has some talented girls,
can pass the ball very well and their
offense really crossed the ball
across the front of the net," com-
mented Hardee coach Rob Beatty.
McKinney, senior goalie, "rolled
an ankle 10 minutes into the game
and had to be subbed out. We start-
ed the game with Karrissa and
Roxana as forwards but had to
move them back to defense early.
When we play Lake Placid on
Monday, we will take a predomi-
nantly defensive approach," Beatty
continued.
Also playing for the Hardee girls
are juniors Melissa Hollon, Ashley
Islas, Cynthia Briseno, Christina


Badillo, Mandy Cornelius and
Ramona Campos, sophs Luisa
Gonzales and Esmeralda Martiflez,
and freshmen Esna Francisco,
Veronica Velasco, Lori Chavez,
Marce Ramirez, Lucy Ruiz,
Melissa Banda and Daisy Escoto.
Hardee boys soccer was silent
last week but had a trio of games at
Wildcat Stadium this week. They
hosted Fort Meade on Monday,
greet Mulberry tonight (Thursday)
and welcome Santa Fe tomorrow
night.
Next week they play at home
against Frostproof on Monday, and
host Bartow on Tuesday before
going to Lake Region for the sea-
son finale on Thursday, Dec. 19.
Hardee hosts the district playoffs
the week of Jan. 23.-


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Hardee Teen

Top Angler
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Hardee High school freshman
has been chosen as the 2005 Junior
Angler of the Year.
Matt George, the 15-year-old son
of Steve and Judith George of
.Bowling Green, received the 2005
award and a bag of goodies at the
annual meeting on Dec. 18.
Ron Benanati, the 2005 president
of the Lakeland Hawg Hunters
senior club and secretary of the
Florida Bass Federation, presented
the award.
The local youth, an avid fisher-
man, has been the 2005 president of
the Lakeland Junior Hawg Hunters
bass club.


Nature chose for a tool, not the
earthquake or lightning to rend
and split asunder, not the
stormy torrent or eroding rain,
but the tender snow-flowers
noiselessly falling through
unnumbered centuries.
--John Muir


HABITAT HOME DEDICATIONS


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1 Hardee girls are surrounded by a trio of Lady Dragons intent on preventing the
scoring.


COURTESY PIOIUS
Dottie Allen top photo, (left) and her two children on Sunday afternoon received a Habitat For
Humanity home at 835 Tennessee St. in Wauchula. Presenting the keys is local HFH president
Pam Warren. At right is Judy Elliott, HFH board member, who presented a Bible. The new home-
owner will be responsible for making monthly mortgage payments, which have no interest. This
home has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Reynaldo Gaona family (shown below)
received the keys-tb this new Habitat For Humanity home at 830 Alabama St. in Wauchula. This
home has four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The Hardee HFH has recently built two homes for
the needy families in Bowling Green and these two in Wauchula. A fifth home will be started this
month in Wauchula. HFH hopes to be able to build homes in Zolfo Springs but approval is need-
ed from the Town Council and administration. Photographing these dedications was Sherron
Jensen.


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Obituaries


RUBEN ALBERT "RAY"
WINGATE
Ruben Albert "Ray" Wingate, 88,
of Clermont, died Sunday, Jan. 8,
2006, in Clermont.
Born Feb. 21, 1914 in Zolfo
Springs he was a farmer and grove
owner for over 50 years. He attend-,
ed the University of Florida where
he studied electrical electronic
engineering. At the end of his
career he returned to college at the
University of Tampa to learn com-
puter programming and operations
for a second career trading in the
stock market. He was a member
and former elder of the First
Christian Church of Wauchula for
many years. In Orlando, he was a
member of the Church of Christ of
West Orange in Winter Garden.
He was preceded in death by his
wife, Jewel in 1997.
Survivors are his wife Ruthie
Wingate; one daughter, Loretta W.
Parrish of Orlando; two sons,
Kenneth R. Wingate and wife
Bonny of Winter Garden and
Donald A. Wingate and wife Carole
of Killarney; one step-daughter,
Ruth Ann Adamson and husband
Earl of Groveland; six grandchil-
dren, Denise Watson of Winder-
mere, Patricia Parrish of Orlando,
Lisa Ward of Cassleberry, Sharon
Lowe of Winter Garden, Riann
Wingate of Jacksonville and Jesse
Wingate of Killarney; six great-
grandchildren, Michael Wingate,
Caleb Parrish, Ian Watson, Alex
Ward, Haille Watson and Kaitlin
Ward.
Funeral services will be today
(Thursday) Jan. 12, at 1 p.m. at
Brant Funeral Chapel where the
family will receive, friends from
noon until 1 p.m. Burial will be in
New Hope Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


THEODORE ALLEN
LAWSON
Theodore Allen Lawson, 91, of
Wauchula died Dec. 31, 2005 at his
home.
He was born April 14, 1914 to
Wallace and Florence (Laptre)
Lawson in Ontario, Canada. He
graduated from Poly High School,
Long Beach, Calif. and was a veter-
an of the Merchants Marines. He
was the proprietor of a television
and .radio repair shop and most
recently 'was employed as a com-
mercial painter and wall paperer. -
He was preceded in death by his
wife in September 2003.
He is survived by two sons, Fred
and Blake (Jo); two daughters, Joy
Saler and Teddi Young; one broth-
er, Reginald; and several grandchil-
dren.
ICS Cremation Society, Inc.
Cape Coral


ERIS PLUMMER
Eris Plummer, of Lakeland, died
Jan. 5, 2006, in Richmond, Va.
The daughter of Simon and
Mollie Griffin, she was raised in
Wauchula. She worked for the State
Board of Health and was a member
of the Junior Women's Club and
Southside Baptist Church. She
worked at Watson Clinic and was a
hospital volunteer. She later owned
and managed rental properties.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, husbands Reggie Miller of
Jacksonville and Clyde Plummer of
Lakeland, and two brothers Henry,
Theron and Devant Griffin.
Survivors are one son, Richard
Miller and wife Debbie of
Richmond, Va.; one daughter, Pat
Trent and husband Steve of San
Francisco, Calif.; two sisters,
SEvelyn Smith and Peggy Gillette,
both of Wauchula; grandchildren
Matt and Cary (Elizabeth) Trent,
Lara Brown and husband Dan; and
three great-grandchildren Chris,
Alex and Cecilia.
E. Alvin Small Funeral Home
Colonial Heights, Va.


DONICIO G. ZUNIGA
Donicio G. Zuniga, 37, of
Wauchula, died Saturday Jan. 7,
2006 in Tampa.
Born in San Antonio, Texas he
was a resident since 1974 of
Hardee County where he worked as
a heavy equipment operator.
He was preceded in death by one
brother, Daniel Zuniga, grandmoth-
er, Anita Cardron and niece, Amy
B. Zuniga.
He is survived by his wife Susan;
one daughter Pat Borjas; two step-
daughters Jessica and Mindy; par-
ents Manuel Sr. and Beatrice
Zuniga of Wauchula; three broth-
ers, Manuel Zuniga Jr. of Zolfo
Springs, Thomas Zuniga and wife
Melissa of Bowling Green, and
Steven Zuniga and wife Annette of
Zolfo Springs; one sister Rosemary
Garza and husband Eulogio Garza
Jr. of Traverse City, Mich.; 15
nieces and nephews; and numerous
aunts and uncles of San Antonio,
Texas.
The family received friends
Tuesday, Jan. 10 from 6 until 8 p.m.
at Brant Funeral Chapel. Funeral
services were Wednesday, Jan. 11
at 10 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic
Church followed by burial ,in
Wauchula CemeteryL.
Brant Funeral Chapel
SWauchula


My green thumb came only as
a result of the mistakes I made
while learning to see things
from the plant's point of view.
-H. Fred Ale


6 Added To Econom


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Six members have been added
to the recently rejuvenated
Economic Development Council
(EDC).
When the Hardee County
Commission decided to restore the
board which was discontinued sev-
eral years ago, commissioners were
to name members to join those
already on the Industrial
Development Authority (IDA).
Added to the EDC last week
were Teresa Crawford, John
Barlow, Oralia Flores, Joe
Albritton, Keith Davis and Nancy


Craft. Each is involved in some
community business or organiza-
tion that will help them lend exper-
tise to the EDC in its outreach on
economic development best for the
county.
They join seven members of the
Industrial Development Authority,
the more public entity which can
buy and sell, lease, and do other
economic development transac-
tions. Members of the IDA are
chairman Richard Nicholson, vice-
chairman Lory Durrance, Lavon
Cobb, Mike Manley, Dewey
Terrell, Jama Abbott and Dana
English, who was appointed last


To Your Health!
By Erin E. Hess
Hardee County Health Department


STEP UP, FLORIDA!
Next month a relay event will take place across all of Florida's 67
counties.
Beginning Feb. 1, four routes in different regions of the state will begin
Making their way to meet in Duval County as part of the third annual Step
Up, Florida! campaign.
This year, the Florida Department of Health has adopted a new slogan
for Step Up, Florida! It's "60 A Day, The Florida Way" and will help par-
ticipants remember the U.S. Department of Agriculture dietary guidelines
that suggest 60 minutes of physical activity a day will help manage body
weight and prevent gradual weight gain.
Step Up, Florida is an annual statewide promotion of physical activity
and healthy lifestyles to Floridians of all ages and abilities. Relay race par-
ticipants will pass a fitness flag from county to county, until all four flags
reach Duval County on Feb. 28 for the grand finale celebration.
Each county health department, in conjunction with community part-
ners, will determine specific local routes and physical activity opportunities
that will be highlighted throughout their community. Hardee County is
hosting events including a 5K run/walk, a hip-hop aerobics demonstration
and dance troupe performance on Saturday, Feb. 18.
Those wishing to participate in the 5K are asked to pre-register by
Friday, Feb. 17. Participation is free. All who pre-register will receive a T-
shirt. and all who complete the race route will be entered to win prizes.
Awards will be given to the top overall male and female in each age divi-
sion. Check-in begins at 7 a.m., with the race starting at 8.
Everyone knows that regular exercise greatly improves one's health,
but getting started is not always easy. Step Up, Florida! provides a great
opportunity for Floridians of all abilities, young and old, to take the first
-step toward healthy living!


Wauchula Workshop

On Fees, Wastewater


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Wauchula City Commission
will begin a daylong workshop next
Thursday at 7:30 a.m.
After discussion at Monday
evening's monthly meeting, com-
mission members decided that a
morning meeting would better suit
most of their schedules. They will
primarily be discussing the waste-
water plan expansion and impact
fees.
Later workshops will include the
city's strategic growth plan and
five-year capital improvement
plan, code enforcement and yard
maintenance, and similar issues.
At the end of next week's meet-
ing, there will also be discussion of
a resolution in support of the
Florida League of Cities proposed
effort to get state government not to
infringe on home rule while man-
dating growth management rules
on annexation, CRA (Community
Redevelopment Agency), zoning
and funding issues.
The commission also learned that
completion of the restoration of the,
Peace River Park has been repeat-
edly delayed due to major vandal-
ism. The wilderness park on the
south side of East Main Street
along the river "is being torn up as
quickly as we can fix it," said
Public Works Director Ray
McClellan. He said "they are trash-
ing the place, taking gates off the
hinges, and tearing up signs on the
exercise trail. It's really frustrating,
just like at Crews Park (north of
East Main Street) where there's
always damage."
The commission unanimously
authorized McClellan to post and
enforce "No Trespassing" signs in
Peace River Park throughout
restoration efforts so it can be
opened for the public to enjoy later
this spring.
McClellan also said the play-
ground equipment for Oak Street
Park has been moved there and
now there is room in the shop for
the Christmas decorations, which


will be taken down shortly.
In other action, the commission:
-learned from Development
Director Olivia Minshew that
applicants are needed for the
$350,000 HOME AGAIN home
restoration program which came
out of the 2004 hurricanes. Only
three applicants have been
approved so far. It can loan up to
$50,000 per home, which could be
used to replace a mobile home with
a traditional home and make major
repairs.
-discussed code enforcement
issues, particularly cleanup of the
former OrangeCo property along
U. S. 17 North which "is an eye-
sore." Ray McClellan said the
debris is being removed very slow-
ly. "There'is a little activity but it's'
not fast."
Commissioner Amy McClellan
(no relation) said that property has
been a code enforcement issue
since at least 1998 when she was a
member of the city's Code
Enforcement Board.
"It's a whole city block, it needs
to be cleaned up," agreed
Commissioner Ken Lambert.
City Attorney Cliff Abiles dis-
cussed title searches and whether.
there were certified copies of the
city's liens on file. He promised an
up-to-date report at the next meet-
ing.
-decided to continue committee
assignments from last year, with
Commissioner Jerry Conerly taking
the place of his predecessor John
Baxter.
-approved a resolution for the
purchase of a pair of Thompson.
dry-priming heavy duty trash
pumps for the wastewater treatment
program.*
--approved ordinances rezoning
a pair of properties east of north-
bound U. S. 17. One will go from
Farm Residential to commercial-
light manufacturing and another
four-acre parcel will go from Farm
Residential to R-3 Multifamily res-
idential which allows 12 units per
acre.


Alafia River Rendezvous Set

For Jan. 14-22 Near Homeland
The 35th Annual Alafia River.. Native American, reports the Polk
Rendezvous will be held Jan. 14-22 Count) Democrat. -
near Homeland Heritage Park four .- At last year's gathering over
miles south of Bartow on the west 1,000 lodges were set up housing
side of U.S. 17. 1,600 people. Traders Row had
This is the Southeast's largest over 100 traders selling such items
pre-1840 living history encamp- as kettle corn, tents, firearms,
ment where participants/reenactors knives, beads, skins, and period
set up and live in camps portraying clothing.
and demonstrating life skills of var- The Rendezvous is open to the
ious early American cultures -- public on Friday, Jan. 20, from 9 to
British, Irish, Scottish, Spanish and 4 and Saturday, Jan. 21, from 9 to 3.
The cost for adults is $6, children 3
to 12 are $3, and kids under 3 are
admitted free.
I Directions are to turn west on 640
|ie o a ru at Homeland along U.S. 17 and turn
south at Mimosa. For more infor-
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week to replace longtime member
Lawrence Roberts.
In its Jan. 5 meeting, the com-
mission also reappointed and
named some new members to the
county's various advisory boards.
Ray Rooney and Patsy Bostick
were reappointed for another four-
year term on the Hardee County
Parks and Recreation Board.- New
members appointed were Rafael A.
Arce Jr. and Walter Williamson.
They join Jean Burton, Scotty
Leigh, Diana Youmans, Wendell
Cotton and Danny Keene.
Three members of the Hardee
County Library Advisory Board
agreed to new two-year terms.
Gloria Davis, Dennis Jones and
Diana Youmans will continue on
the board with Elinor Batey, Gina
Neuhofer, Marsha Timmerman and
Jan McKibben.
Similarly, Sam Albritton, Jack
Strickland and Donald Gray opted
for new three-year terms on the
Construction Industry Licensing
Board. Other members of the board
are Thurmon Bell, Tommy Bostick,
Lavon Cobb, Jimmy Jernigan,
Mark Moye and Terry Atchley.
They are also members of the
Construction Industry Board of
Adjustments and Appeals.
The SHIP (State Housing
Initiative Program) Affordable
Housing Advisory Committee and
Citizen's Advisory Task Force will
continue with its same group.
Cynthia J. Daniels and Dee
Williams-Tatis were reappointed to
new two-year terms, continuing to
serve with Noey Flores, Oralia
Flores, Allen Lang, Jim Sampson,
J.Talmadge Albritton, John Shaw
and Joyce Maenpaa.
Max Ullrich and Charles
Nicholson were reseated in three-
year terms on the Planning and
Zoning Board. Tommie B.
Underwood was added to the
board, replacing Daniel Graham
who recently resigned. Other mem-
bers of the board are James
Barncord, Don Chancey, Roger
Conley, Carl Saunders, Oscar Ortiz
and Vida Tomlinson.


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Dear Editor,
I do not like to complain, but I
was under the impression the city.
of Wauchula was supposed to see
that property was kept clean. I live
on North 10th Ave.
The house next to me is at the
corer of Oak St. and 10th Ave.
This has become vacant for over a
year and the weeds are head high. It
is really a fire hazard. Rats and
snakes are getting bad.
If a fire breaks out I am afraid my


SHUFFLEBOARD
Shuffleboard is in full swing here.
Nancy Singleton is the chairman,
and Ralph and Marian Wine are
helping with the inter-park shuffle.
Larry Brown is overseeing the tour-
naments.
We have lots of winners in the
park. Dec. 16 at Winter Haven
Robert Conkle won fourth place in
the main event and Nancy
Singleton won second place in con-
solation. Dec. 30 at Avon Park
Larry Brown won first place in the
main event Darrel Brown won
fourth place in the main event. At
Sebring, Ruth Brown won fourth
place in consolation. Special con-
gratulations go to Bill Morrison. He
made his pro points and moves up
to pro in October.
We held a turkey shoot on Dec.
22. The winners were: first, Bob
Conkle; second, Ruth Brown; third,
Jack Napier; and fourth, Annette
Napier. I will have all the final
results of the Lakeland tournament
and also our park tournament next
week. I will also have the results of
what happened with the prizes from
the turkey shoot.

CARDS
Play bid euchre at 7 p.m. Sunday
and Thursday. Practice is from 6:30
to 7. If you would like to learn,
someone there will be glad to teach
you, come and join the fun. Regular
euchre is at 7 on Wednesday and
pinochle at 7 on Tuesday.
Winners this week: Wednesday
bid euchre, first, Herb Bell. Four
players split the loner pot. Thursday
bid euchre, first, Herb Bell; second,
Edie Thompson; and third, Orla
Smith. Thursday there were nine
tables and 52 people, come join in.

COMING EVENTS
Forget your diet and bring a dish
and join all your old and new
friends at the pot-luck supper today
(Thursday) at 5 p.m. in the rec hall.
Also today, 24 lucky people will be
leaving for a Caribbean cruise from
Fort Lauderdale. News of their
adventure in a later report. Bon
voyage!
Don't forget the yard sale
Saturday starting at 9 a.m. Your
junk might be someone else's tiea-
sure.
On Sunday we will have our ice
cream social at 6. At 6:30 p.m.,
The new year at the park rang in
with a great dance. The Tiny
'Bubbles Band and the guys in it,
Roger, J.C., Bob and Ray, did a
great job of playing and singing to
keep all of us out on the floor.

COFFEE HOUR
From 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. 162 resi-
dents enjoyed coffee, doughnuts
and lots of visiting. Our activity
director, Shirley Anderson, led us in
the Pledge of Allegiance and the
Lord's Prayer. New people were
introduced, we are always glad to
see old friends and meet new ones.
Shirley introduced dur speakers,
Keith and Charlene Vandenbrink
from Sky-Med. They were very
informative and interesting.


house will be in danger, too. It is
very close to it.
I don't suppose this letter will
help, but I have complained to the
city several times. They tell me
they will take care of it, but it has
been several months and they have
done nothing.
I would appreciate it if you
would print this in the paper. My
son and I are both disabled. Thank
you. Inez K. Wright
Wauchula


They gave away two anytime
door wreaths, the winners were
Mary Baker and Chuck Tarzwell.
The various chairmen then gave
their reports on our many activities.
Shirley then gave away the mer-
chants certificates. Thanks to all the
merchants who support our park.
The 50/50 drawing of $54.80 was
won by Kay HibalaCh.

CHAIRPERSON OF
THE WEEK
Each week we will let you know
a little more.about one of our activ-
ities and the person who chairs it.
This week I interviewed Jim Apple.
He is chairman of the wood carv-
ing. Jim taught woodworking for 34
years to high school students in Port
Clinton, Ohio. He has been chair-
man of our carving class for six
years.
Carving classes are held on
Monday at 1 p.m. and on Friday at
9 a.m. About 15 people usually
attend, but that number has been as
high as 28. They do many different
kinds of carving and each' person
works on his own projects, with
advice and guidance from Jim.
Their many projects include chains
to dulcimers. Jim's home is a show-
case for his wonderful carvings.

BOWLING
Ladies: Nadene Edwards had a
high game of 199 she also had high
series with 500. Men: Dave
Thompson had a high game of 212
he also had high series, with 602.
Welcome to our new bowlers, Dave
and Susan McDonald and also
Linda Schafer.
Steve Jeffris, guitarist and singer,
will entertain us. This will be a
freewill offering.



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2550 JOHN DEERE. Runs good,
$4500 OBO. 863-245-1164. 1:12-2:2p
FREE 4 LARGE 8'x3' concrete culvert
pipes, 781-0384. 1:12-19c
HAY FOR SALE! Just cut fertilized
bahia round bales. Pick up in field.
$26/bale. 773-4642 after 5 p.m.
1:5-2:2p


GAS STOVE, $50, gas wall heater, $25.
773-3533. 1:12p


2000 CHEVY S-10, 5 speed,
AM/FM/CD, bed cover, $6000. 863-
255-0425. 1:12p
'97 NEON, cold air, good shape, good
fuel mileage. 735-1333 or after 7 p.m.
735-1476. 1:12p,
'98 CHEVY SILVERADO, 4x4, good
condition, $5000 OBO. 773-4110.
1:12-19p
'86 FIREBIRD, V-8, auto, runs fair, T-
tops, red/black interior, $900 OBO.
Call or leave message se habla
espanol. 773-3071. 1:12p


1994 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Laredo,
$3500. Call 773-9025 after 6:00 p.m.
1:12p
FOR'SALE: 1998 FORD EXPLORER
SC, Eddie Bauer Edition, white with'
gold trim, leather Interior, $6000 OBO.
767-0488. 1:12-2:9p
2002 FORD EXPLORER Sport, 53K
miles, 1 owner, power & towing pack-
age, tilt, cruise, $11,200 OBO. (863)
202-6440. 1:12-19p


DINING TABLE 6 chairs, bedroom
suite, hutch, twin trestle bed, queen
bed, etc. 773-4308. 1:12p



BOAT MANUFACTURER In Sebring
looking to fill all positions:
Laminators, gel coaters, and riggers
needed. Call (863) 385-3501. 1:12p


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ESE/Transition Specialist
Needed for year-round middle and high school girl's juvenile
,justice program in Bowling Green. Duties include writing
SIEPs, scheduling students, substituting for absent teachers,
etc. ESE certification preferred or other teacher certification
with willingness to seek ESE certification. $32,500 with 50
paid days off annually and excellent benefits.


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S220 N. 6th Avenue
PR" UIY Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net
SPECIAL OF THE WEEK
2005 Mobile Home 3 BR/2BA with 1,350 sq. ft. of living area with
central air & heat on 100x100 lot: On nice peaceful street. Asking
$89,900.
Great Starter Home at anraffoid- Old Florida at it's Best -Spacious
able price Very well maintained secluded home located off Murphy
S1996 mobile home on .43 acres of Road in South Eastern Hardee
1 land. 4 BR/2BA, 1,344 sq. ft. of County. 7.5 acres surrounded by
living area, central air & heat and Florida Native woodlands, Stock
spacious back deck. Asking Pond, several outbuildings and
$85,000. uniquely built dog pens. This is def-
120 Acres Premium Grove and initely a MUST SEE TO APPRE-
Pasture Land Property located CIATE. ALL THIS FOR ONLY
in southeastern Hardee County. $399,000.
Great homesite or ranch location. Vacant 101x118 lot, on Griffin
Improved land all fenced in with Road for $20,000.
well maintained drainage. Being This really is a great investment
offered at $2,415,740. opportunity 2 CB Duplexes = 4
146 Acres for $5,500 An Acre Rental Opportunities. Very well
Beautiful land in Ft..Meade near maintained on nice quiet nieghbor-
the Lake Bffum a' hood. Buy one or both. Being
h e Lake Buffum area offered at $157,000 Per Duplex.
Home in Bowling Green with Land Listing in Zolfo Springs 5
HomeiBacres fronting Sasser Road with
2,694 sq. feet heated. Home is nd. Great for residential con-
located on very nicely landscaped p t f
destruction or mobile home. Asking
large corner lot,. very well main- strctn ili
trained home with lots of extra's. Fronting Kazen Road
5 Acres Fronting Kazen Road -
Must see to appreciate. MLS Ready for new home construction.
#179845. Asking $250,000. Minor Restricitions. Asking
Excellent Location & Great Home $110,000.
S- 3 BR/2BA CB home with Large Corner Lot 3 BR/2BA
approximately 2,200 sq. ft. of liv- Large Frame home within
ing area and a 2 car garage. Wauchula city limits. Lots of poten-
Located just westsof Wauchula on tial. Asking $205,000.
10 acres. Close to schools, shop- Seller Motivated 5 Acre Tract -
ping ard downtown. Home has Located approximately 4 miles east
new roof, new insulation, new stuc- of Wauchula on the corner of
co and fresh paint. Take a look at it Bailey and Main. Good location for
today call for your appointment New Home Construction or Mobile
Asking $469,900. Hone. Asking $110,000.


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Noey Flores John Freeman Amanda Mishoe Steve Lanier Lisa Douglas

** Whether you're buying or selling. The pro-
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WE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS
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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
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2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab Installed $16,895*
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REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL
John O'Neal
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


Outstanding 2 BR 2 bath cus-
tom home with office on 5 acs.
Beautifully landscaped yard
with horse barn. This is a must
see. $448,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Beautifully
maintained 2 BR, 2 bath, MH in
Brookside Bluff. Includes all
appliances, golf cart and some
furniture! Adjacent to "The
Bluffs" 18-hole championship
golf course. $85,000!
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!
Secluded 2000 MH on 15 acs.
with 3 BR, 2 baths, 1809 SF
living area, 3855 total SF
Includes large concrete, covered
patio/carport shed, and dog
pens. $270,00I!
Bayside home in Englewood!
Located on deep water canal.
$1,075,000!
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!
20 ac. Hamlin grove approx.
2.5 miles east of Wauchula.
Paved rd frontage. $320,000!
Beautiful pasture located close
to town. 20 ac. parcel with
paved road frontage and an
installed culvert for great
access. Listed for $280,000!
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!
Excellent secluded homesite at
end of county road in
Sweetwater. Currently inE & M
citrus grove. $14,000/ac!


RELAX & ENJOY! This beau-
tiful, wooded 52 ac. tract in
SW Hardee Co has easy access
with dble road frontage.
$780,000!
PRICE REDUCED!' Country
living in this 3BR, 1 bath home
sitting on 0.9 ac. Just east of
town. Remodeled inside. Nice
lot with room to grow! Now
$150,000!
Country !iyin gin this 3 BR, 1
bath home sitting on .9 ac. Just
east of town $168,000.
Remodeled inside. Nice lot with
room to grow!
2 BR, 1 bath home in Bowling
Green. Has new roof, subfloors,
drywall, & doors. Large lot, can
accommodate second home.
$45,000!
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!
18 acs. prime development.
South side of Bowling Green.
Future land use is Highway
Mixed Use. $622,000!
Take part and locate your busi-
ness ils g nercial
area! mh irlorida
Ave. "onea commercial.
$360,000!
Nice home in Knollwood.
Approximately 3000 total SF
Very comfortable home with 4
BR, 2 bath, 2.5 car garage.
Beautiful oaks, high & dry.
$230,000!
PRICE REDUCED! Two 6 ac.
tracts in southern Hardee Co.
Deed restrictions, beautiful pas-
ture, one tract has small lake.
Now $108,000 each!
20 ac. grove in Villa Citrus
area of Hardee Co. $172,000!
i9.83 acs. on Alderman Rd, Ft.
Green. Would make a nice
homesite. $15,000/ac!


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KN'T SANDERS..0..781-053 DAVID ROYAL..........781-3490
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3 acres trime locanon. vanuolan Ka ana uInK AIDrluon Ku. $IIU,UUU.
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.
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.
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 H/A, CB $65,000.
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available. Located on paved county road. Asking $49,500. UNDER CON-
TRACT!
3 BR/2 BA cedar home on approximately 1.52 acres. Beautiful home with
many upgrades. Listed for $295,000.
3BR/1-12BA House and 10 acres, hear town on a paved road. Asking
$250,000!
ON LAKE PLACID! Beautiful lake home at 3279 Placid View Drive.
Fully furnished 2 BR, 2 BA in main hoAse, 1kBR, 1 BAin guest quarters. 2
CHAC units. Security system. New Smithbilt shed. $650,000 firm.
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!
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!
Good home sites on paved road! Three 5-ac. tracts on Parnell Road.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
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!
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


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Mary Rollins (863) 781-9495 Robert Jones
Ben Gibson (941) 737-2800 John H. Gross
Joseph F. Smith (863) 781-1851 Tanya Dubberly
Bruce E. Shackelford (941) 725-1358


nes V. See, Sr., Broker

(863) 781-1423
(863) 273-1017
(863) 781-3069.


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AFTER HOURS CALL:
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HOME WITH A HEARTH, feel the warmth of the fireplace
throughftrl lh t V bath CB
home. ,iAbdrti,'-fied pEl far'AC/H and
more. $138,500.
PRIME DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY Exclusive neighbor-
hood area and close to Wauchula city limits. $350,00,0.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY HWY 17 Includes commercial
and residential lots. $138,000.
PRICED TO SELL, Mobile Home on 5 acres $75,000.
HWY 17 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 1.76 acres with build-
ings. $389,900.
LAKE FRONTAGE ON LAKE ISIS. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath
home has an attached 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment.
$599,999.
LARGE LOT corner of Main and Hwy 17 in Bowling
Green. $200,000.

Rivervie t .W fo r 1,000.
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY OR INVESTMENT PROPERTY
HWY 17 FRONTAGE, Bowling Green north. Great loca-
tion. $249,900.
WOODED TRACT 5 acres South of Zolfo Springs.
$80,000.


311 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath CB home.
$129,900.
RETIREMENT OR SMALL FAMILY, well maintained 2
bedroom, 2 bath dblw MH with central AC/H, screened
porch and more In quiet neighborhood. Close to
schools and shopping. $74,500.
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24 ACRES GREAT FOR HUNTING AND RECREATION.
Cabbage palms, oaks and secluded. $6,000 per acre.
WOODED 6.6 ACRE TRACT building site for convention-
al home or mobile home. $118,800.
SERENE SURROUNDINGS 3 bedroom, 2 bath MH on 8
acres. Large barn and more. $195,000.
HIGHWAY 66 FRONTAGE. Zolfo Springs lot. $40,000
PRICE REDUCED AGAIN, OWNER SAYS SELL this 3B 18
home on South 7th Avenue, Wauchula. Fenced back
yard. Great condition and location. $104,500.
STARTER HOME in good neighborhood. 2 bedroom, 1
bath in excellent condition. $110,000.
NICE QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with
large lot. $55,000.
5 ACRES Close to schools. R-F zoning. $200,000.


Wenee, stiniigs -We' have qualified bIlyers!
Member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service.
Look for us at Mid-FloridaHomes.com
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402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
Buyers Available -


NEWLY RENOVATED INSIDE AND OUT!
3B/1Bth, frame with brick front, ceramic tile floors,
some furniture included. $145,000
BEAUTIFUL WOODED ACREAGE! 2308 square
feet, 3B/2Bth CB home, located just outside of town on
15 acres, fenced, plus a large, vinyl siding, 80x80 barn
with 4 horse stalls, 2 roll up doors, 2 pole barns, many
extras must see to appreciate!
BRING YOUR SUITCASE! This home is completely
furnished and ready fd occupancy! 2B/1Bth, 12x60
M/H, washer/dryer, lawn mower, gas grill, all the
extras! $49,900'
PRICE CHANGE on this large, 4B/2Bth D/W on 5
ACRES; 2387 total square feet; built in 1998; conve-
nient area; reducidoto $170,000
WHAT A BONUS! 12x20 workshop/storage space with
concrete floor and electricity PLUS a lovely, move-in
ready 3B/2Bth, built in 1998, D/W on corner lot;
1328 square feet, new washer and dryer, some furni-
ture included. See today! $135,000
WHAT A STEAL! Listed at $85,000 this country style
home has a new roof, 3B/1Bth, large 12x24 shed, walk-
ing distance to schools. $85,000
MAKE AN OFFER on this 3B/2Bth home on 5 acres,
fenced and cross fenced, large oaks and pond; first
class workshop and horse barn with electricity; 4 wells
on property. Call today!
NICE and COMFORTABLE 3B/1Bth CB/Stucco
home on 1 acre located in secluded area, great for
small family or retirement. $150,000
SECLUDED AREA! This 4B/2Bth home has 1732
square feet; lovely setting nice oaks; not far from
town. $265,000
LIKE NEW HOME! located in family neighborhood;
great room plan, 3B/2Bths; 2436 square feet;built in
2000. $170,000
CUSTOM BUILT HOME on 5 acres;~io many extras
to list! 3B/2Bth, built in 2003. Call today to see!


PART TIME SALES/bottled water
delivery. A.M. schedule. Must be reli-
able, have good attitude, and be able
to lift 45 Ibs. (5 gallon water bottles).
Apply in person at Ullrich's Water
Conditioning Service, Inc., 409
Goolsby Stieet, Wauchula. 1:12tfc


MOTIVATED PERSON with good
communication skills, computer
skills, retail car sales, some book-
keeping knowledge, and overall great
personality! Bilingual a +, must be
willing to work on Saturday every
other week. Please call (863) 773-
5959 for an appointment. For applica-
tion apply in person at Wauchula Auto
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We Need Your Listings!
REDUCED! 15 acres cleared pasture with small barn
and 3B/1Bth home; large oaks, paved road frontage.
$400,000,


4 ACRES OF COMMERCIAL property plus suite of
offices, fruit scales, outdoor workshop/shed, fenced;
located just outside of city limits. $198,500
20.3 acres, fenced and cross fenced; excellent pasture-
land. Call for details!
HIGHWAY 62 ROAD FRONTAGE 10 Acres -
Zoned I-2; office space and service shop. Call for
details!
Park model D/W M/H on nicely landscaped corner lot;
2B/2Bth, 1656 square feet, some furniture included in
sale. $85,000
HIGHWAY 62 FRONTAGE 5 acre tracts excellent
building sites. $100,000
Commercial corner lot, good location. Call office for
information.
Abundant wildlife including turkey, deer, and hogs
plus a 2B/1.5Bth Mobile Home on secluded 17 acres.
$175,000
Vacant lot in restricted area, perfect for your mobile
home; located short distance from town. $15,000
LOCATE YOUR BUSINESS! Great location on
Highway 17 North. See Today!
Commercial lot in Wauchula! Good location for all
types of businesses. See today! $75,000
A total of 27.5 acres will sell as 7.5 acre tract and 20
acre tract or total tract; plenty of wildlife, convenient
location; excellent home sites. Call for information.
EXCELLENT BUILDING SITES CONVENIENT
LOCATION! Two 5 Acre tracts located just outside
of town. Call today for details!
INVESTORS LOOK NO FURTHER! COMMER-
CIAL PROPERTY Zoned I -';, high traffic area;
Call for-details!


PERFECT HOMESITE! 15 acres in beautiful location PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful, native 5 acres with
- great investment. Call for details. $17,500 per acre. large oaks, fronts on-Hampton Road, excellent home
site, just minutes from town. Call for details.
www.lambertrealty.net
SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON


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2000 Dodge
4 Door,
4WD

'97 Dodge
Dakota
4x4


BOWLING GREEN COUNTRY CLUB, a
lounge and package store, is seeking
help. Please apply in person, 9 a.m. -
5 p.m. at 245 Hwy. 17, Bowling Green.
Ask for Sheila or Debbie. 375-9988.
1:12c
BOOKKEEPER/OFFICE MANAGER for
busy manufacturer in Sebring. Fax
resume to (239) 566-3994. 1:12p


2004 Kia
Sportage 4x4
80,000 actual miles

2002
Ford
Pick-up


2000 Dodge
Grand
Caravan

'98 Ford
Mustang
Convertible

2001
Ford
Taurus


C.N.A.s NEEDED: 40 hrs/wk, $7.25/hr.
Dependable transportation required.
Apply at HOPE of Hardee, 310 N. 8th
Ave., Wauchula or call (863) 773-2022
for more information. EOE, DFWP.
12:22-1:12c
WORK @ HOME. $450-$1500 MONTH
PT; $200-$4500 FT. (303) 292-9960.
www.OurAnswer.com 12:15-1:12p


PARKER FILL DIRT
DEMOLITION
* Fill Dirt Tree Removal Stump Removal e
Dragline Track Hoe Land Clearing
SShell Clay Top Soil Bulldozer *
Dump;Trucks *

(863) 735-2415 C,,1:3.


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


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


SBo Espino
Auto Technician




We Have Qualified Buyers Looking For New Listings!

IISION REALTY
Tri-County, Ic.
For All Your Buying'& Selling Needs Coast to Coast!
Gayle Barringer-Lovelace Broker/GRI Realtor/Owner
(352) 542-7729 or (352) 542-2528
www.visionrealtygulfcoast.com email:vrtriounty @bellsouth.net
t6is S Very private 5 acres, wooded all
around. Great starter home, 2/2
SWMH with fireplace, pole barn,
..:' shed/utility building and orange
grove adjoining property. 15. min-
utes to Bowling Green, close to
Hardee Lakes &- Hardee
Corrections. $160,000.
TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROAD. Fenced 5/3 block home with panoramic view of lake
on this 4.9 acre ranch. Large kitchen with oak cabinets, separate dining room, large fam-
ily room, all surrounded by large oaks. Home Sweet Home! $248,000.
2001 1/1 PARK MODEL & 1/1 BUNGALOW. Park Model has sofa bed and bungalow has
,a loft bedroom. All of this with a fish cleaning area on a salt water canal. $189,000.
PERFECT GETAWAY OR FISHING CAMP. Lots of palm trees on one lot w/travel trail-
er, roof over and front deck on deep fresh water canal. Only minutes to river and 10 more
to your favorite inshore fishing hole. $250,000.
GREAT GULF VIEW in Tega Cay Subdivision. .51 acres on paved road. Private boat ramp,
deed restrictions. $238,000.
PRICELESS, BREATHTAKING SUNRISES & SUNSETS and panoramic views, with four
different canals surrounding the peninsula where the Sywannee River, Gulf of Mexico and
Salt Creek Canal'meet with prestige fresh & saltwater-iarsh. $450;'00.
JUST A LITTLE FISHERMAN'S PARADISE, one lot o' fresh water'anal w/concrete
seawall. 2/2 with add on and roofover, less than 10 minutes to the Suwannee River and
not far from your favorite Gulf fishing hole. $225,000.
GREAT SITE FOR YOUR NEW HOME. 2 fenced lots on pond with CR349 frontage.
Bass, Bream and Catfish in your own back yard. Water and electric comes from adjoining
property. $144,000.
HISTORICAL FINE DINING WITH FAMILY ATMOSPHERE. Accommodations for RV
hookups, extra commercial building and full time lodging behind restaurant with private,
peaceful view of nature, nestled among beautiful granddaddy oaks on 2+ acres with 646'
of Hwy 19 frontage. Discreet appts. Only with Listing Agent. $650,000.
2 COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS each with own tax parcel ID. Lot 1 has feed store and
retail fully stocked. Lot 2 has warehouse feed stock FRM feed. Both have private & pub-
lic paved parking. Discreet appts. only with listing agent. $325,000. cl1:12p


2001
Dodge
Pick-up

'98 Ford
Explorer
4WD


ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON...............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ...............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: MIKEY C(LDING.................781-1698
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK..........781-1226
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL......781-6971


REALTOR
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Wauchula
505 N. 6th Ave.
(across from First National Bank)
773-6667


Maria


Wauchula Hills
Corner of Hwy 17 & Rea Rd.
773-2011


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5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
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Owner Bring your down payment. Ruby

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Home of Hardee County's Best Sales Team!


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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
WANTED MATUIIR RfE KKFEPER live


TRICIAN on estate. Must have valid drivers
license. Call 863-634-7552 or 863-763-
1:5-12c 5321. 11:3tf6


Teacher
Teacher needed for a school located in a juvenile
justice facility near Arcadia.
Requires bachelor's degree and current teaching
certification or statement of eligibility. Year round posi-
tion with 50 paid days off. $32,500 plus excellent bene-
fits.
Please fax resume to Greg Clark at 863-491-5343 or e-
mail to greg.clark@desoto.kl2.fl.us
EOE/DFWP 1:12cl

LIBRARY ASSISTANT
(Part-time/20 Hours)
Pay rate: $8.46-$11.10
Wanted for the Hardee County Public Library. Applicant
should have knowledge of library procedures and techniques plus
clerical experience, including filing. Willingness to work weekends
and evenings. Ability to push loaded book carts and handle heavy
boxes.
Computer knowledge required.
Must have High School Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted on
County website: www.hardeecounty.net. Please submit Applica-
tions to the Human Resource Department, 205 Hanchey Road,
Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone: (863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-
2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m., January 19, 2006. EOE-F/M/V
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Classifieds-


CLASS A CDL DRIVERS needed. Must
have 3 years exp. Home nightly. Good
Pay. In state deliveries. DFWP 863-
781-1318. 1:5-12p
TRUCK DRIVER needed for sod deliv-
eries, CDL, 2 yrs. exp., clean record
required. Call Ben and T&B Turf. 727-
638-1852. 12:22-1:12p
SECURITY OFFICERS NEEDED, D&G
license in Bowling Green and Fort
Green area. D Class school available.
863-682-2023. E.O.E. 12:22-1:12c
DRIVER Delivery truck for ornamen-
tal nursery. Apply Peace RFver
Growers, 3521 N. Nursery Road, Zolfo
Spings, FL. EOE. 1:5-12c
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


5 BR/2 BA with 2 extra lots, ZS. 781-
0579 or 781-0692. 1:12-2:9p


LOST BLACK MALE CHOW, 1/2/06, on
Dallas McClellan Rd., ZS, 8 mo.
Please call 735-0520 or 735-0165 if
found. Reward. 1:12p


TOOLBOX, $200; 2 motorcycles, $200
and best offer for other; rider mower,
$950. 735-0823. 1:12p
30" ELECTRIC RANGE, less than year
old. Ganoe, will trade for flat-bottom
jon boat. 735-0770 or 832-0065.
1:5-12p
POSTAGE STAMP COLLECTION for
sale at face value. 773-6587. 1:5-12p


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. 1117,
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TRANSCRIPTIONIST NEEDED
The Therapy Center Wauchula has a full-time tran-
scription/general office duties position available. 65+
wpm. Hours 8-5, M-F. Applicant must be self motivat-
ed and dependable. Starting hourly rate $8.00. Full-'
time benefits. Apply at The Therapy Center, 1330
Hwy 17 South, Wauchula, FL or call 767-0111. for
more information. 11,:12,19c








Citrus Removal Land Clearing
backhoe Work
f d Digging Ditch Cleaning
Driveways i* ebble Rock, etc.


Fi ir & To pS
Shawn Rimes
(863) 781-0412
Agnet
158*17*9761


Assistant Teacher
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for Assistant Teacher to
work wtih children ages 6 wks to 5 years in a Migrant Head Start
Program. Responsible for assisting in the provision of developmen-
tally appropriate activities and care for Head Start children under
the guidance and direction of the teacher. Position supported by
the Early Childhood Education Specialist. Preferred: CDA for work-
ing with appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-school), 2
years experience, and active enrollment in Associates degree pro-
gram. Bilingual (Spa/Eng or Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School
Diploma/GED and CDA Credential for working with appropriate age
group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-school) and two years experience
working with young children. Starting salary $8.77 $9.21 per hour.
Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement plan.
ECMHSP Job Announcement Wauchula, FL Center
Teacher
ECIVIHSP is now accepting applications for a Teacher to work with
children ages 6 wks to 5 years in a Migrant Head Start Program.
Responsible for providing a developmentally appropriate Head Start
environment and for overall management of the classroom. Provides
training and assistance to Assistant Teachers and volunteers, under
supervision of the Early Childhood Education Specialist. Preferred:
A.A./A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with
enrollment in Bachelor's degree program, and two years experience
in teaching early childhood. Bilingual (Sp/Eng or Creole/Eng).
Accepted: High School Diploma/GED and CDA Credential for work-
ing with appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-school), enroll-
ment in an Assosciate's degree program, and three years working
with young children. Starting salary $9.64 $10.13 per hour. Personal
leave and employer-matched retirement plan.
ECMHSP Job Announcement Wauchula, FL
ECE Specialist
ECMHSP is now accepting applications for ECE Specialist II in a
Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for providing on-going
direction, support, training and technical assistance for Direct
Services Center in support of quality Early Childhood Education
services for migrant children and families. Preferred: Master's
Degree in Early Childhood Education or related field with 12 credit
hours in Early Childhood and a minimum of 3 years experience
working in Early Childhood Education. Head Start experience.
Supervisory experience. Bilingual (Sp/Eng or Creole/Eng).
Accepted: Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education. Head
Start experience preferred. Starting salary $611.60 $642.40 weekly.
Annual and Sick Leave and employer-matched retirement plan.
Send resume/letter of interest or apply at:
RO. Box 1964/604 Martin Luther King Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Tel. 863-773-2815, EOE, ADA
License #C14P00530
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ORANGES FOR SALE; 5 gallon buck-
et, $3. 735-2296. 1664 Broadus
Williams Rd off of Hwy 64 E., ZS.
1:5-2:2p
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


1998 MOBILE HOME by owner, 3 BR,
2 BA on 5 acres, above ground pool,
large new pole barn, $170,000. 863-
735-2294. 1:12-18p
28x72 DOUBLE WIDE PALM HARBOR,
3 or 4 bedrrom, 2 bath on private road
out in the country also 28x26 work-
shop on 2.22 acres, 3 miles east of
town, $179,000. Call 863-767-0437 or
863-781-4573. 1:12-2:9p



2 RECENTLY REMODELED mobile
homes for sale. 3 BR/1 B and 2 BR/1
B, $85,000 for both OBO. (863) 245-
1507. 1:12-2:9p
1997 HOtMES OF MERIT, 28x64, 4
BR/2 BA must be moved, $30,000.
773-4308. 1:12p


GET 8-MONTH protection before
heavy flea/tick infestation starts. Ask
for the Happy Jack Novation pro-
tective band with patented release.
TSC Stores (773-3456). www.e-
stitch.com 1:12-2:2c
ADOPT A PETI If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more Information.
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WANTED
Delivery Truck Driver
Must possess current State of FL Class A CDL Drivers
License with Current Health Certificate as required by FL DOT
standards to operate a commercial tractor trailer upon Florida
highways. Must have verifiable experience with clean driving
history, We provide uniforms, paid vacations and paid holi-
days. Company retirement and health insurance available.
Monday thru Friday work week, home nights.
.Drug FREE Workplace:
Apply In Person At:
Florida Fence Post Co
5251 SR 64 West
Ona, FL
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107 W. Main Street
Topsy See Wauchula, FL 33873
REAL ESTATE 773-5994

NEW LISTING: 5 secluded acres with fishing pond. 3BR/2B 1990 M/H
tin roof with wood siding. Includes all appliances. $119,500.
NEW LIS G:.J!6wi. Jd L aJl ,BR/2B, 2165 sq. ft. All
appliances ynoiw.d. 10JUDU$ .
2.10 acres parcel in Pioneer Acres, $30,000.
10 acres prime property close to Wauchula. $23,500 per acre.
Large acreage available. Call for info.


We Have Buyers!


We Need Listings!


Topsy See, broker Vanette See, associate
" ,3 i Or email us at:theseegroup@earthink.net 1:12c


Central Florida
Ranch & Grove Realty, LLC
P.O. Box 487 Wauchula, FL 33873
Office: (863) 767-1556



Bart Barton 781-0551 r David Terrell 781-0536
Realtor cfrgr@earthlink.net Realtor Associate
40 ac. Wooded Country Estate with beautiful 2 story home, corian couritertop in
kitchen, wood floors, fireplace in master bedroom and living room. Quiet
country living. $700,000.
160 ac. total. 120 ac. citrus and 40 ac. in oak woods. 2 wells w/microjet. Lots of
road frntg. $14,000 per ac.
57 ac. total. 38 ac citrus w/2wells, microjet and 19 ac. in woods $14,000 per ac.
120 ac. citrus, 3 wells, lots of road frontage, $12,000 per ac.
75 ac. total w/55 ac. citrus, deep well, microjet, Ft. Green area, $1,000,000.
21 ac. citrus, heavy to Valencia, well w/irrigation, Ft. Gre6n area, $15,000
per ac.
40 ac. citrus, well, microjet, Sweetwater area, hard road frontage, can divide,
$21,000 per ac.
106 ac. on Hwy 64, over 2750 ft. of frontage, Lemon Grove area, deep well,
2 frame houses, $3,180,000. cl 1:12tfc




House For Qale











Beautiful 4 Bdrm/2 1/2 Bath on 5
acres. Located 2.5 miles east of Zolfo
Springs just off Steve Robert Special
on Bailes Road. This home has just
been remodeled with new carpet, new
tile, new fixtures, new central a/c unit,
new roof, new septic, fresh paint, new
landscaping and many more upgrades.
Relax this winter in front of your fire-
place in this quiet country setting.
Ready for move in. $245,000.00 or best
offer. For an appointment and more
details contact 863-781-1103.
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The


RECEPTIONIST/ OPTICIAN/TECH
needed for medical office in
Wauchula. Looking for energetic,
dependable, detail oriented person.
Bilingual a plus. Please mail resume
to: P.O. Box 1648, Avon Park, FL 33825
or fax 863-452-1462 Attn: Personnel.
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EXPERIENCED LEAD ELEC1
needed. 767-0313 or 781-0377


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Classifieds


SUN CONOR BIRD very lovable, $400.
Call for more Info. 773-4110. 1:12-19p
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 bedroom, 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


HWY 64, 2 SIDE BY SIDE LOTS. 1/4
acre each, zoned mobile home, resi-
dential, agriculture, nice, clean, with
trees, drinking water, paved roads.
Build today. Package 29K by owner-
863-464-0917. 1:12-2:23p


1996 CLASS C WINNEBAGO Minnie
Winne DL, 29 ft., 34K miles, trailer
hitch, rear camera, generator, fully
loaded, $22,000. 863-773-9420.
1:5-2:2p
34' 5th WHEEL, 2005 Keystone
Challenger, like new, 2 A/C units, 3
slides, no smoking, no pets, $32,0Q0
OBO, 2005 4x4 Dodge dually w/20K,
Reese hitch also available. 863-899-
1714 or 863-773-9121. 1:5-2:2p


Everything Must Go!
S Open House 2 Family Sale
Friday and Saturday
3024 Jack Jones Rd. Wauchula I
Tools, Indian & Spanish decorations, like-new
living room suite and much, much more! 1
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SRE-OPEN


Every Friday, Saturday,
Sunday
eRestrooms
*Water
SElectric

Bowling Green Flea Maket

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A MESSAGE

OF THANKS
To everyone who helped make 1005 our biggest year yeit,
we at Hill's Auto World extend our heartfelt appreciation.
We look forward to making 2006 even better.





You don't need a bank or finance company.
We will finance anybody 0% interest.


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375-4441


Tax, tag & title not included. Hill's Auto World is not responsi


PAY
HERE! I

Sea6a syanof Jimmy Hll
U.S. Hwy. 17
Bowling Green
(across from Presto)


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WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 1:12c
2 BR/1 BA, concrete block home, cot-
tage-style, big yard. 1st/last/security
deposit, $600/month. (863) 773-4049
or (305) 970-1957. 1:12-2:2c
NORTHSIDE APARTMENTS, 719
Wannamaker Ave., Ft. Meade. 2 BR/ 1
B, C/HA, nice neighborhood, no pets.
$600/month, security required. Call
Sheila 375-9988 or (863) 285-7203.
1:12c
2 BR/ 1 B APT. $650 monthly, first and
last months rent required plus
deposit. (863) 773-0100 between 8
and 3. 1:12c
2 BR/ 1 BA APARTMENT, call after 3
p.m. 773-2056. 1:12-19p
NICE CLEAN FURNISHED efficiency
apartment for one person only.
AC/Heat utilities furnished. $110 per
week. First and last weeks rent, dam-
age deposit and references required.
773-9793. 1:12p
3 BR/ 2 BA central H/A, $800 plus
security deposit. NO pets. 773-6560.
1:12p
ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh


.3 BR/ 1 BA MOBILE HOME, newly
remodeled, AC, no smoking, no pets,
$500/mo. $400/deposit. 773-0926.
1:5-12p
PARK MODEL for rent in Crystal Lake.
767-8822. 12:29tfc


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
Cath6lic 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
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
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


HELP WANTED
Dredge Operator needed F/T for SMR
Aggregates mining company to run dredge and pump
systems to feed shell plant. Must be capable of
maintaining 300 TPH and feed to Shell Plant. Email
resumes to human.resources@smrranch.com attn. HR,
or apply in person at Schroeder-Manatee Ranch,
6215 Lorraine Road, Bradenton, FL 34202.
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PRESSURE WASHING PLUS
Commercial Residential


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CAROL'S REALTY
1534 YANCY STREET
ent. PORT CHARLOTTE, FL.
33952
Bowling Green ******


Home on 2 1/2 acres


2 Bedroom


1 Bath


Concrete Block & Stucco

ASKING $90,000

MAKE OFFER


JAMES COLLIE
OFFICE 1-941-6272769
CELL# 1-941-6287835
CELL# 1-863-412-8932
FAX# 1-941-6271741


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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
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 andfarm 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
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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ATTENTIONI State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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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


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Lady Cats Win One, Lose One


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Lady Wildcat hoops got going
again with a pair of games last
week.
After a three-week layoff
because two pre-holiday games
were cancelled, the girls got an
early start on the second season
with a trip to Sebring Jan. 3 in a
tough 43-39 loss, following it witi
Friday's trip to Braden River for a
victory.
This week, Hardee girls have a
trio of district games. They were
home Tuesday for a visit from
Sarasota Booker. There is a makeup
home game tonight (Thursday)
against rival DeSoto and they go to


Avon Park tomorrow night.
Next week is a pair of district
games, Tuesday home against
Palmetto and Friday at DeSoto. The
season Senior Night home game is
Jan. 23 against Heartland Christian.
The season finale is Jan. 26 at
Frostproof. District competition is
at Sebring the week of Jan. 30.
At Sebring last week, Hardee lost
by four, but "did a good job break-
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lot of our free throws," said head
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quartet of deuces, a trey and two-
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Holmes, a freshman whd hit
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added a trey, finished with seven
points. D.K. Davis had four, Gloria
Solis three and the Jena sisters each
two points at the foul line.
Against Braden River, a first-
year school, Hardee was able to
empty the bench, getting everyone
in the game. The starters sat out a
lot of the third and all of the fourth
quarter, said Gray. Hardee won 42-
21.
Cummins topped Hardee with 11
points, with Holmes adding nine,
Solis a half dozen, Thelicia Jena
and Davis each five, Christina Jena
four and Sherise Jones two points.
Ciara Lambert, Santresa Harris and
Joia Jones shared time on the court.
The Hardee JV girls also split
games last week, losing at Sebring
and winning at Braden River.
Hardee had a hard time coping
with Hannah Shoopwho scored 21
points for Sebring. "Their girls are
just big and aggressive. We did bet-
ter than our first game against
them," said coach Ken Leupold of
the 46-25 loss..
Ja-Nisha Mosley topped Hardee
with 10 points. Charlene Anderson
added six, Brandy Crockett five
and Andrea Parkinson and Paige
Avery each two points. Eric.a
Ureste, Naomi Alvarado, Angel
Simmons and Tareka toney added
to the floor game.
At Braden River, the JV Lady
Cats started slowly. It was a 6-6
game after the first period, when
Hardee picked up the pace to take
an 18-11 advantage into the locker
room at halftime.
Hardee outscored Braden River
in the third stanza, but had to hold
on to win when Latoya Neasman
got a hot hand and hit a trio of treys
for the Lady Pirates in the fourth
quarter, over half her game-high 14
points.
For Hardee, Mosley was again
top scorer, with nine points.
Simmons had seven, Alvarado five,
Avery, Crockett and Parkinson each
four and Ureste and Coney each
two points. Coney sank a pair of
key free throws in the fourth quar-
ter to keep Hardee in front.

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Thursday, January 12, 2006


PAGE ONE


U.S. Sen. Nelson Visits Hardee Monday


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson held a
breakfast meeting in Wauchula
Monday morning with about a
dozen government and industry
leaders. Topics discussed were cit-
rus and hurricane recovery.
Nelson asked how he and the
federal government can help. He
asked about citrus greening.
"It's serious," said Wauchula
Mayor David Royal.
"We need a scientific answer, or
it could wipe us out if there is a
1,900-foot rule like canker," said
county commissioner Minor
Bryant.
"Greening is potentially worse
than canker," said county commis-
sioner Gordon Norris. Greening
can kill a citrus tree while canker
does not.
Royal said the U.S. needs to
focus on ports of entry to prevent
diseases from being brought into
this country.


Regarding canker, Nelson asked,
"If we destroy the infected tree and
not the entire grove, will that solve
the problem?"
Joe L. Davis Sr. said the 1,900-
foot radius for canker is a state law.
"This is a political problem. I think
Brazil destroys the infected tree
plus a radius of about 145 feet. I
recently lost 141 acres of orange
grove without the first infected tree.
I got caught in the 1,900-foot radius
from the north and the south, from
groves owned by Bobby Barben
and Joe. Jr."
Sen. Nelson said the canker
reimbursement comes from a
USDA emergency fund and "is
costly to taxpayers. It comes at the
worst possible time, with our
record budget deficit."
Nelson said one scientist indicat-
ed canker could be controlled with
an infection rate of less than one
percent but would be an epidemic if
the rate was five percent or more.
Grove owners get reimbursement
from the USDA of $4.000 to


$9,000 an acre for canker losses
and cannot replant citrus for two
years on the land.
Regarding post Hurricane
Charley recovery, county manager
Lex Albritton said the county bor-
rowed $4 million so far of a $10
million line of credit for clean-Up
after the 2004 hurricanes. "We lost
fire department buildings in Zolfo
Springs and Bowling 'Green."
Gordon Norris said the county
never got a planner from FEMA as
promised.
Albritton said he is meeting in
two weeks with DeSoto and
Charlotte officials about a possible
planner. "Our county is looking for
a planner with administrative expe-
rience, but they are hard to find."
The county and the three cities in
Hardee each are receiving a $2.25-
million hurricane recovery grant
from the state.
Albritton would like to see some
storm water management grants.
He said about $1.5 million in hurri-
cane clean-up expenses by the


county have not been reimbursed
yet by FEMA and some of that may
not be. The state farmers market
has not been repaired. Some private
property has not been cleaned up
yet.
Albritton said advance FEMA
guidelines are needed in the future
before other storms or natural dis-
asters occur.
SNelson said FEMA was "man-
aged very poorly and was paying
some areas for debris removal and
not for other areas."
Royal said, "Our city spent $2.2
million ro repair the electric system
from the storms, but FEMA would
not pay for the engineering of about


$340,000."
Nelson said four hurricanes in
late 2004 was a lot, but said a
Senate committee report "blistered
FEMA. There was a poor response
from the administration. FEMA
was dumping ground for political
patronage. It took Hurricane
Katrina in 2005 to expose the prob-
lem."
Wauchula city manager Rick
Giroux said help is needed for
wastewater projects, along with
water and roads. "Wauchula has a
population of 5,100 and has a pri-
marily agricultural economy. We
are getting growth from the coast
and from retiring baby boomers."


Joe L. Davis Sr. said the biggest
help would be for the total four-lan-
ing of U.S. 17 all the way to south
1-75. "That would be the greatest
thing for this area."
Wauchula State Bank chairman
Bill Crews flew his-airplane to
Orlando early Monday and brought
Nelson back for the breakfast meet-
ing at Wauchula Family Restaurant.
An hour later Nelson left by car for
a meeting in Charlotte County.
Also attending were Nelson's
regional director Stacey Smith,
Clarence Bolin, Troy Brant, Bill
Crews, Jeff Ussery, Tanya Royal
and two representatives of The
Herald-Advocate.


From left are Joe L. Davis Sr., Gordon Norris, Sen. Nelson, Bill Crews and Clarence Bolin.


Cherry Back In


Ring Friday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Local professional boxer Edner
Cherry gets back to boxing on
Friday night.
Fully recovered from a spring
training injury, the "Cherry Bomb"
is the feature fight at the A La Carte
Pavilion in Tampa.
He will be defending his WBC
(World Boxing Council) Caribbean.
Federation lightweight belt against
Marcos Angel Perez, who sports a
22-8 record with 14 KOs. They will
also be fighting for the vacant
NABA (North American Boxing
Association) belt.
Cherry, whose record is 18-3-2,
last fought on May 13, 2005 when
he took a unanimous decision from
Juan Polo Perez, whose record was
46-37-4.
Cherry is no stranger to tough
competition.. He lost. a bid last
February to move up to number
two in the International Boxing
Federation (IBF) rankings, losing
a close 2-1 decision in Miami
against Fort Lauderdale pro Ricky
Quiles, who brought a 36-6-3.

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Cherry's first 12-rounder in quite
some time but he is confident he
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Cats Split District Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat five divided
district games last week.
The Cats lost by a point at
Sebring on Tuesday and beat
Braden River at home on Friday
night, leaving Hardee 2-2 in Class
4A District 10 and 5-3 overall.
This week, the Cats traveled to
Sarasota Booker on Tuesday, go to
DeSoto tonight (Thursday) and
host Avon Park tomorrow. Next
week, it's another trio of games, at
Palmetto on Tuesday and Avon
Park Thursday and home for
DeSoto on Friday night.
The final four games of the regu-
lar season are at home, Palmetto
coming in on Jan. 26, Sebring, Jan.
27, Lakeland Jan. 31 and season
finale Feb. 2 vs. Lake Placid.

SEBRING 66, HARDEE 65
Player of the game Terry Redden
(#4).


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Redden
Sebring had the advantage as
Wildcat seniors Robbie Jones (Key
Club trip) and Thelinor "Lino" Jena
(discipline) were missing as well as
a third player who has left the team.
Down to just nine players, the Cats
"were awesome. Arnold (Louis)
and Mark (St. Fort) were hitting the
boards in the second half. The
backcourt trio of Terry Redden,
Weston Palmer and Jermaine King
played a steady floor game. Terry
had the assignment of defending
against their best player, A. C.
Wilson. Weston covered their
shooter Blake Sanders and
Jermaine did a good job at point,"
said Wildcat head coach Vance
Dickey, who awarded the Player of
the Game nod to Redden.
Sebring came out hot, the Streaks


hitting their shots to take an 18-11
lead after the first stanza and 40-28
edge by halftime. "We just weren't
getting to them quick enough and
they were out-rebounding us," said
Dickey.
With halftime adjustments, the
Cats started coming back,'pressing
on defense and being.patient with
the ball for good shots. "With a
short bench, we were getting wind-
ed," Dickey added. Down 17 points
early in the third period, Hardee
tied the game 63-all with one
minute left on the clock.
Sebring tried to hold the ball for
the final shot of the game, but
Redden stole the ball from Wilson
and got the deuce at the Wildcat
end of the court. Sebring ran a pick,
freeing Wilson to drain a three-
pointer to re-take the lead. With 2.7
seconds left, Hardee still had a pair
of shots. A backboard shot and its
rebound both caromed off.
Wilson led all scorers with 21
points, some every period. Luke
Birge added 15.
For the Cats, high man was
Palmer with 17 points, including
four-for-four at the free throw line.
Redden and King each had 15
points and each sank both their foul
shots. Louis added nine points, St.
Fort seven and Reggie Grizzard
two points. Tyrone Pace, Olnel
Virgile and Trey Smalls added to
the floor game.

HARDEE 71,
BRADEN RIVER 44
Player of the game Weston
Palmer #12


Palmer
Dickey named Palmer the Player
of the Game, "not just because he
scored 27 points, but the way he got
them. We've been working on his


Thelinor "Lino" Jena stole the ball and went all the way for two
points.


being more aggressive. He takes
coaching well and is learning not to
be one-dimensional, just a three-
point shooter. He went to the hoop,
hit his free throws and played good
defense."
Hardee started sluggishly against
a fired-up Pirate squad of under-
classmen in the first-year school.
The teams tied up or traded leads a
half dozen times in the first period,
which ended in a 16-16 tie.
Braden River high scorer Ryan
.Brown opened the second period
with a steal and lay-in. A Redden
shot was rebounded by Louis and it
was 18-18. Jena passed to Palmer
for a jumper to put the Cats in front,
but Brown dished to Tim Kinney
for a shot to make it 20-20.
That was the last time Hardee
would worry about the lead. King
stole the ball and fed Redden for a
trey for the lead Hardee would not
surrender. Palmer stole the ball and
went all the way to the hoop. King
also got a lay-up from a steal. It
was 27-20. By halftime, Hardee
had bounded ahead to lead 38-'22.
Then it was tinie"for the reserves
to get some quality minutes in the
ebb and flow of the game." They
responded by keeping the 15- to
20-point advantage and finally
upping it to 27 as the Pirates tired


Jaime Harrison skies for a shot; Efrain Fermin (22) and Dusty Massey are ready to react.


Mark St. Fort (32) and Reggie Grizzard (40) watch the ball go out of bounds off one of the four
Pirates surrounding the hoop.


and Hardee continued .to hit its
shots.
Palmer's 27 led all scorers, drain-
ing 10 deuces, a trey and four-of-
four at the charity stripe. Brown
scored 21 for the Pirates, including
a quartet of three-pointers.
For the Cats, King added 16
points, with Louis finishing with
10, Redden five, Jena four, Smalls
three, and Grizzard, Virgile and
St. Fort each two points.

JV GAMES
The junior varsity Wildcats also
split games last week, losing to
Sebring and winning over Braden
River.
At Sebring, the young Cats
'were just overwhelmed and didn't
handle the pressure well after the
first five minutes. We had a lot of
turnovers, too," said head coach
Rod Smith.
IHardee lost 61-21 to the junior
Streaks, who had a pair of players
with 14 points apiece.
Dusty Massey and Postene
Louisjeune led Hardee with eight
points apiece. Jaime Harrison
added five points.
Against Braden River it was a
different story. It was a close first
quarter, which ended with a Pirate
three-pointer to put Braden River
up 15-11. Early in the second stan-
za, Braden River upped its lead.to
21-11 before Hardee began to
climb back in the game, cutting the
Pirate lead to 23-25 by halftime.
Junior Massey led the charge in
the third period. He canned a free
throw, then shortly rebounded for a
deuce to put the Cats up 24-23.
They would not trail again.
Louisjeune nailed a trey, and
moments later on an inbounds play,
Marwin Simmons fed Massey for
another two points. Hardee was up
31-23.
The Cats continued the pressure,
forcing turnovers and increasing
their advantage to 36-23 as the
third period ended and finishing
strong to win 54-29.
Kenny Friewald was the only
Pirate in double digits with 10
points.
For Hardee, Louisjeune was high
man with 15 points, nine coming in
the fourth quarter. Massey added
13, Simmons 11, Josh Jackson six,
Harrison four and Efrain Ferman a
pair of foul shots. Pete Solis and
Alex Solis contributed to the floor


Junior cheerleader Lauren Raulerson sings the national
anthem before the varsity game.


game.
"We got lazy in the first half and
satW g lazy in lthefirst halfand Braden River player tries to draw a charge as Weston Palmer
'(12)sat back and let them get up on us goes to thehole
t)nce we executed better in the sec- (12) es to the hole.
ond half, it was a win. We'll take
it," concluded Smith.


4-Arnora Lous (
ready to help.






January 12, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3B




Sports Sense
& Nonsense
By Joan Seaman


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Junior guard Weston Palmer banks one in. Tyrone Pace (right front) looks for the pass or rebound.


-m


STerry Redden (4) launches a three-pointer as Reggie Grizzard (40)and Trey Smalls (22) block out
opponents.


In JV action, Postene Louisjeune (20) has ball knocked away: Dusty Massey (50) trails the play.


Braden River player grabs the ball as junior Cats Marwin Simmons (3) Postene Louisjeune (20),
osh Jackson (4) and Jaime Harrison (30) rush in.


II Corinthians 4:16 (NEB)

SATURDAY
Remember to keep the Sabbath
holy. Work and get everything
done' during six days of the
week, but the seventh day is a
day of rest to honor the Lord
your God.
Exodus 20: 8-10a (NCV)

SUNDAY
But do not ignore this one fact,
beloved, that with the Lord one
day is as a thousand years, and
a thousand years as one day.
The Lord is not slow about His
promise (to return) .. But the
days of the Lord will come as a
thief in the night.
II Peter 3:8, 9a, 10a (RSV)

MONDAY
But who can endure the day of
the Lord's coming? Who can
stand when He appears?
Malachi 3:2 (NIV)

TUESDAY
"When you pray," said Jesus,
"you should say, 'Father, may
Your name be honored; may
Your kingdom come! Give us
each day the bread we need,
and forgive us our sins, for we
forgive anyone who owes any-
thing to us; and keep us clear of
temptation.'",
Luke 11:2-4 (PME)

WEDNESDAY
But God's people delight in
doing everything God wants to,
and day and night are always
meditating on His laws and
thinking about ways to follow
Him more closely.
Psalm 1:2 (TLB)

All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (ME) The Message;
(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)
New English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (RSV)
Revised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.


People of mediocre ability some-
times achieve outstanding suc-
cess because they don't know
when to quit. Most men succeed
because they are determined to.
-George E. Allen

The Emancipation Proclama-
tion of 1863 declared slaves free
in the Confederate states still in
rebellion. It wasn't until the ratifi-
cation of the 13th amendment in
December of 1865 that slavery
was entirely abolished through-
out the United States.


There's news only from girls and boys basket ball and girls soccer, the
only teams which started the second season last week before school offi-
cially began here. Other schools reopened Jan. 3 and scheduled games
accordingly.
Hardee boys basketball started with a pair of games last week, a one-
point loss at Sebring and home victory over Braden River. Terry Redden
was player of the game at Sebring and Weston Palmer got that honor
against Braden River.
There's three more weeks of games before district playoffs the week of
Feb. 6. Seven of the final 10 games are also district encounters, either at
home or on the road.

Hardee girls, meanwhile, also split their district games last week, los-
ing at home to Sebring and winning at Braden River. The Lady Cats have
only seven games before they start playoffs at Sebring the week of Jan. 30.

Soccer girls had only one game last week, a makeup home encounter
with Lake Placid, which won on the 8-0 mercy rule. First-year coach Rob
Beatty has his girls constantly improving, but were facing overwhelming
odds against the stellar Lady Dragons. Hardee girls wrapped up the season
at Fort Meade on Tuesday evening and start district playoffs next week. The
location and seedings haven't been announced.

Boys soccer had a trio of home games this week. Next week is the final
three games of the regular season, two at hoe and one on the road. District
playoffs will be at Wildcat Stadium the week of Jan. 23.

Girls weightlifting and junior high basketball did not play last week,
but resumed this week and there will be more news on them in the next edi-
tion.

Big news may be the start of youth baseball this weekend. The tee-ball,
machine pitch and minors all get going in Saturday games at the George
Heine Jr. and Farr fields about 9:30 a.m. and continue to early afternoon.
There has been change-over from the Little League organization to
Dixie Youth. Hardee has changed its name to Hardee County Youth Sports
Inc. Divisions are A-for Tee-Ball, AA for Machine Pitch,, and AAA for
minors ,(see stories elsewhere in this issue).

Boxing fans will be glad to hear that local pro Edner "Cherry Bomb"
Cherry has recuperated from the hand injury suffered in training late last
spring. He will'be in the feature bout at the ALa Carte Pavilion Friday night
fights tomorrow. He is defending his World Boxing Council Caribbean
Federation lightweight belt against Marcos Angel Perez in a 12-round set-
to that tops the card.

Congratulations to 15-year-old Matt George of Bowling Green, who
was chosen as the 2005 Junior Angler of the year by the Lakeland Hawg
Hunters senior bass club. Matt has been president of the Lakeland Junior
Hawg Hunters bass club for the past year. He is an avid fisherman.

Theo Jones, a Bowling Green native in his senior season at Central
Missouri State University, ranked 11th in NCAA Division I's MIAA con-
ference. He has earned a starting role, with increased minutes and contri-
butions in double-digit scoring, with a high of 21 points, three blocks and
over a half dozen rebounds. He has made six-of-six free throws on more
than one occasion.

Finally, duffers, there's still plenty of time to sign up for the Feb. 18,
Ms. Mac's Memorial Golf tournament which benefits H.O.P.E. of Hardee's
programs for senior and disabled adults.
The format is a four-person scramble flighted according to handicap
\ ith an 8 a.m. shotgun start. The entry fee of $50 includes a continental
breakfast, barbecue sandwich lunch, 18 holes of golf.and cart use. Cash
prizes will be $300 for first place, $200 for second and $100 for third place.
For more information call Ann Martin at H.O.P.E. (773-2033) or Torrey
Oaks at 767-0302.
Information from community and school athletic events is always welcome.
Please call The Herald-Advocate (773-3255) or e-mail me at news.heral-
dadvocate@earthlink.net with news for this biweekly column. The sports
news deadline is noon Mondays. News will be included as soon as time and
space allows.



On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its monthly planning session
tomorrow (Friday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis 6f
agenda topics that may be of public interest.
-meeting of Hardee County Economic Development dependent
board, 8:45 a.m. discussion includes annual audit and an update on the
Hardee County Industrial Park.
--Growth management issues, including state sub-grant agreement.
-Water and Wastewater planning, Gene Schriner.
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.


5-POUND GRAPEFRUIT


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Imogene Gilliard of Zolfo Springs recently displayed this five-
pound grapefruit that Charlie Stevens grew on one of his trees
in Hardee County.






4B The Herald-Advocate, January 12, 2006


Hardee


Living-


Nancy Wyatt To


Wed Ron


George and Edith McElroy of
Arcadia announce the engagement
of their daughter, Nancy Michelle
Wyatt of Zolfo Springs, to Ronald
Edward Sneider Jr. of Zolfo
Springs, the son of the late Ron Sr.
and Bette Sneider of Wauchula.
The bride-elect is a 1986 gradu-
ate of Southeast High School in
Bradenton. She is currently em-


Sneider Jr.
played as a firefighter/paramedic
with Hardee County Fire-Rescue.
The prospective groom attended
Hardee Senior High School and is
employed as a sergeant with Hardee
Correctional Institution.
Plans are being made for a June 1
wedding on the beach in Negril,
Tamaica.


COURTESY PHOTO
Ginia Ceroi & Rony Lamy

Ginia Ceroi & Rony


Lamy To Marry


Leticia Pierre and Enel Ceroi of
Wauchula announce the engage-
ment and approaching marriage of
their daughter, Ginia Ceroi, to Rony
Lamy, the son of Exalus Canton and
Matude Canton of Miami.
The couple will exchange wed-


ding vows this Saturday afternoon
iin the chapel at First Baptist
Church. Music begins at; two
o'clock, with the ceremony starting
:at three.
A reception will follow at New
Mt. Zion AME Church.


COURTESY PHOTO


Ron Sneider Jr. & Nancy Wyatt


Kristin Waskiewicz &

Jason Jernigan To Marry


Dr. Mev Waskiewicz of New
Smyrna Beach and William
Waskiewicz of Port Orange
announce the engagement of their
daughter, Kristin Anne Waskiewicz
of Tampa, to Jason Paul Jernigan of
Tampa, the son of James and
Barbara Jernigan of Wauchula.
The bride-elect is a 1999 gradu-
ate of 'DeLanid High .,chool. She
earned a bachelor's degree in polit-.
ical' science at Florida State
University in 2003, and a master's
degree in political science atPFSU in
2004. She is currently, employed as
an assistant manager of communi-


A former Hardee County student
and teacher has been named
Teacher of the Year at the
Hillsborough County school where
she is now employed.
Kim Davis, the daughter of Bruce
and Jeanette Perrine of Wauchula, is
S1979 graduate of Hardee Senior
igfi"rSchool, She. obtained her
lbacheloF's deee if'n19)3 at" ihe"
University of South Florida.
She began her teaching career at
Bowling Green Elementary School,
where she taught for two years
before moving to Dover. She was a
substitute teacher in Hillsborough
County for one year, and has taught
at Wilson Elementary School in
Plant City for the past 19 years.
Davis has taught kindergarten,
first and second grades, and is cur-
rently instructing first graders at
Wilson Elementary, where she was


selected as Teacher of the Year.
She is married to Donnie Davis.
The couple' have two children,
Ashley, 17, and Shelby, 13.


COURTESY PHOTO
Christine Argo & Junior Archer

Christine Argo To


Wed Junik
Christine Marie Argo of
Wauchula and Junior Michael
Archer of Gardner announce their
engagement and approaching mar-
riage.
The bride-elect is employed with
the Hardee County Health Depart-
ment. She is the program coordina-
tor for public health preparedness
and epidemiology.
The prospective groom is the
environmental health director for
the Hardee County Health Depart-
ment.


r Archer
Plans are being finalized for a,
Jan. 16 wedding in the amphitheater;
at Highlands Hammock State Park
in Sebring. The ceremony will
begin at two o'clock in the after-.
noon.
A reception will be held immedi-'
ately afterward in the recreation',
hall.
Friends and family are invited.
Following a honeymoon on Anna
Maria Island and in Blue Ridge,
Ga., the couple will reside in
Gardner.


cations for Hillsborough County
Public Schools.
The prospective groom is a 1999
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School. He earned a bachelor's
degree in food and'nutrition science
at Florida State University in 2003.
He is currently in his third profes-
sional year at the University of
Florida College of Pharmacy, and
.wil..graduate with a doctor of phar-
macy degree in May of 2007.
Plans are being made for a May
19, 2007, wedding at Sacred Heart
Catholic Church in Tampa.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Freddie Castillo & Jennifer Williams

Jennifer Williams To


Wed Freddie Castillo


Be A Headliner!
HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT 5 PM.


FOUNDD




RUIMPEWI
- JoelFinnesgard


Jason Jernigan & Kristin Waskiewicz


COURTESY PHOTO


Larry and Holly Thornton of
Wauchula announce the engage-
ment and approaching marriage of
their daughter, Jennifer Nicole
Williams of Wauchula, to Freddie
Martin Castillo of Wauchula, the
son of Rogelio and Connie Castillo
of Zolfo Springs.
The bride-elect is a 1993 gradu-

Absence diminishes small loves
and increases great ones, as the


ate of Hardee Senior High School.
She is a homemaker.
The prospective groom attended
Hardee Senior High School and is
employed with McDonald Con-
struction.
Plans are being made for a Feb,
11 wedding in Pioneer Park in
Zolfo Springs.

wind blows out the candle and
fans the bonfire.


MODERN INDIAN DANCE


Come for a time of worship and reflection of our Lord
and Savior in this unique setting of instrumental music.
The music includes a blend of traditional hymns and
contemporary praise and worship songs in an easy lis-
tening style. God has given us many reasons to wor-
ship Him and many ways in. which to do so. To lead in
worship with the trumpet is truly an honor and a privi-
lege. I take Psalm 150:3 personally and invite you to
praise Him along with the sound of the trumpet. et


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Sunday, January 15, 2006

At 10:00 am Service

PRAISE HIM WITH THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET Psalm 150:3a (KJV)

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ONE BLUE, ONE PINK
Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Tyson, Zolfo
Springs, a 10 pound 11 ounce
daughter, Madalyn Cate, born Dec.
14, 2005, Regency Hospital,
Winter Haven. Mrs. Tyson is the
former Jill Cherry. Maternal grand-
parents are Barney and Terry Lynn
Cherry of Wauchula. Paternal
grandparents are Royce and Martha
Tyson of Zolfo Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Cabrera,
Wauchula, a five pound 12 ounce
daughter, Mia Nicole, born Dec. 8,
2005, Florida Hospital Heartland,
Sebring. Mrs. Cabrera is the former.
Patricia Obregon. Maternal grand-
parents are Florentino Jr. and
Ernestine Obregon of Wauchula.
Maternal great-grandparents are
Florentino and late Emma Obregon
and Santos and Benita Valdez.
Paternal grandparents are Arturo
and Margarita Cabrera of
Wauchula.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Aparna Kumar, 20, and her sister Archana Kumar, 16, of Erie, Pa., on Dec. 28 performed a mod-
ern Indian dance for the Rotary Club of Hardee County which meets every Wednesday noon at
the Panda Restaurant in Wauchula. From left are club president Frank Vasquez, Aparna, Archana,
and Pat Barlett of the Wesleyville Rotary Club.


Former Hardee Countian

Named Teacher Of Year


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January 12, 2006, The Herald-Advocate SB


Debra Park & Jerry


Noah Jr. Are Wed


COURTESY PHOTO
Ruth & L.V Ellis

Ellises Celebrate


70th Anniversary


A 70th wedding anniversary
party for Ruth and L.V. Ellis was
held on Jan. 1 at the Orange
Blossom RV Park recreational hall.
It was hosted by their son and
daughter-in-law. There was cake,
punch, and variety of hors d'oeu-
vres served. Attending were Dick,
Caroline and Brad Ellis; Ruth's
niece, Pat Atley, and her family
from Leesburg; several friends from
the Bowling Green Baptist Church;
and over 100 from the Orange
Blossom park.
Ardth McDonald sang a few
sdngs and Vivian Jackson played
the piano.
In all, over 130 celebrated the
Ellises 70th anniversary.
: L.V. was born 1914 in Tennessee
and Ruth was born in 1917 in
Michigan. They had dated for a few
years while Ruth was still in high
school and waited until she turned
18 to get married. They planned
their wedding on the only day that
they did not have to work. So they
got married on Jan. 1, 1936, at high
noon. They went to Detroit to an
aunt's house for their honeymoon.
. Life for Ruth and L.V. had just
begun. They had rented a little
house and moved to Owosso, Mich.
The pot-bellied stove was their only
source for heat and it was very cold
that winter. They even took throw
rugs from the floor and used them
for blankets. L.V. worked for the
telephone company and Ruth got a
job at Woolworth. Ruth's father
offered them a chance to go to work
for him on his farm five miles south
of Owosso. They bought a farm-
house and 40 acres for $5,000.
They had accumulated some pigs
and cows in the meantime and life
was getting much better for the
Ellises. They sold the farm and
bought a bigger one, fixed it up and
sold it. They bought another farm,
and each time things got better.
They continued to buy more live-
stock. They then had two sons,
Mack and Richard.
They hated Michigan weather in
the winter, so they sold the farm and
moved to Florida. They moved to
Panama City and bought a 15-acre
place close to Tyndall Air Force
Base. At that time travel trailers had


heny


just become popular and service
families were buying them to go
from one assignment to another.
The problem was that they could
not find a place to park therh.
Ruth and L.V. saw a great deal
there, so they built 21 spaces on
their vacant land. That was the'
beginning of the trailer park busi-
ness.
Both of the boys had gone in the
service in the early 1960s. They
moved back to Michigan for a while
and bought another farm and Dick
worked on it for awhile, until he got
a job in a factory. The farm was not
doing as well as they liked so they
sold it and moved back to Florida.
They bought a motel in Melbourne
and three years later they sold it.
They bought into a mobil home
franchise. From there they bought
five parks in Bradenton and sold
them all.
In 1975 they semi-retired and
bought a motor home and traveled
all over the United States and
Canada. In 1980, while camping in
the Upper Peninsula of Michigan,
they found a nice little campground
on Indian Lake in Manistique and
they bought it. They named it
Indian Lake Travel Resort, and they
still own it today. Then in 1982 they
moved back to Florida and built
Orange Blossom RV Park in
Bowling Green. Their son, Dick,
has been running both parks ever
since.
Ruth and L.V. are members of
Bowling Green Baptist Church and
also attend church in the park. They
also attend church at Manistique
Bible Church while they are in
Michigan for the summer. Dick,
Caroline, Ruth and L.V. all continue
to travel back and forth from
Florida to Michigan each summer.
They have two sons, two daugh-
ters-in-law and two grandchildren:
Mack and Christine Ellis and
granddaughter Julie Ellis, all from
Alma, Michigan, and Dick and
Caroline Ellis from Bowling Green,
and Bradley Ellis from Sebring.
The Ellises say there have been'a
lot of good times and some bad, but
if they had to do it all again, they
would.


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Debra Ann Park of Bowling
Green became the bride of Jerry H.
"Brave" Noah Jr. of Bowling Green
on Saturday, Nov. 5, at Fort Green
Baptist Church.
The bride is the daughter of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Lewis E. McKeel
of Millbrook, Ala. The groom is the
son of Amanda James and the late
Jerry H. Noah Sr. of Broken Bow,
Okla.
Officiating at the three o'clock
afternoon wedding was the Rev.
Brian Laker, pastor of Fort Green
Baptist Church.
Nuptial music was provided by
Wade and Cindy Shirah of Winter
Haven, who sang "On Holy
Ground" and "Only God Could
Love You More." The bride sang
"Whither Thou Goest" to the
groom. Pat Gugle of Bowling
Green accompanied on the piano.
The church was decorated in pur-
ple, yellow and white, the Choctaw
tribal colors of the groom. A garden
arch was covered with purple tulle
and white roses. A pair of seven-
branch candelabras were swathed in
yellow tulle and boxwood greenery.
The unity candle shined in white
tulle, a purple bow and boxwood.
Given in marriage by. Sam
Albritton, the bride wore a gown
designed by Night Scene in ivory
satin. The A-line gown was graced
with an intricate iridescent scroll-
design beadwork over the bodice
and front insert of the gown, gath-
ered at the waist and with spaghetti
straps. The bride carried a Bible
adorned with a white cattleya
orchid.
Ashley Albritton served as maid
of honor. Designed by Alexia, her

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dress was A-line in style, in heather
with an ivory insert in matte satin.
The junior bridesmaid, Sierra
Albritton, wore a banana yellow
chiffon dress with a chiffon sash in
back. Flower girl Shayla Albritton
wore an ivory A-line gown with a
lace bodice embossed with sequin
pearls.
The groom wore a Western-cut
gray and black jacket with black
jeans and a tuxedo shirt and bowtie.
Best man was Rufus "Trooper"
Albritton of Bowling Green.
Junior groomsman was Kaleb
Albritton. Patrick Laker served as
usher. The groom's attendants
wore black jackets with tuxedo
shirts and bowties.
Following the ceremony, a recep-
tion was held in the fellowship hall
at the church.
The hall was decorated in purple
and. yellow. Tables were adorned
with candles on purple tablecloths,
The food service tables were draped
with yellow and lace cloths. The
four-tiered wedding cake was white
with purple states and white doves
on a fountain base.
Assisting in hospitalities were
Irene Childress, Karen Albritton
and Rilla Cooper.
A rehearsal dinner preceding the
wedding day was hosted by Sam
and Karen Albritton at The Rib
Shack.
The bride is employed by the city
of Wauchula as administrative
assistant to the city manager.
The groom is an Oklahoma
Choctaw and a carpenter.
The couple reside in Bowling
Green.


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Shannon Cassidy & Adam Robinson
Shannon Cassidy & Adam



Robinson Are Engaged


Wayne and Debbie Cassidy of
Destin announce the engagement of
their daughter, Shannon Lee
Cassidy, to Adam Joseph Robinson,
the son of Johnny L. and Lois M.
Robinson of Freeport and formerly
of Wauchula.
The bride-elect isa 2003 gradu-
ate of Fort Walton Beach High
School. She obtained an associate
of arts degree in general education
from Okaloosa-Walton Community


College in 2004. She is presently
employed at her family's business
in Destin, Panhandle Plumbing Inc.
The prospective groom is a 1996
graduate of Hardee Senior High
School. He received his paramedic
degree from Pensacola Junior
College. A former firefighter in
Hardee and Okaloosa counties, he
is presently employed at Panhandle
Plumbing Inc. while working part-
time with Johnny L. Robinson
Construction Inc.


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COURTESY PHOTO


Mr. & Mrs. Jerry Noah Jr.


Local Teacher Wins Vacation


A Bowling Green teacher will get
a free week's vacation.
Melissa "Missy" Massey of
Wauchula, was the second-place
winner of the Big Brothers Big
Sisters raffle held recently.
Massey, who teaches varying
exceptionalities, special classes for
handicapped students, bought a $10
raffle ticket during one of the Big
Brothers Big Sisters visits to her
school. She was "surprised and
shocked to win."
Massey went last Thursday to
find out more about her "prize."
She found out that there were 3,000
possible locations for the week's
vacation for four people. She' chose
a week in July to visit St.
Augustine, a place she had never
had the opportunity to visit.
The raffle winners were drawn at









Faith Temple Ministries will
have a special music service on
Sunday, when Joel Finnesgard pre-
sents a praise service with his trum-
pet, a blend of traditional hymns
and contemporary praise and wor-
ship songs.
Everyone is invited to the 10 a.m.
service at the church at 701 N.
Seventh Ave., Wauchula.

Time has no divisions to mark
its passage, there is never a
thunderstorm or blare of trum-
pets to announce the beginning
of a new month or year. Even
when a new century begins it
is only we mortals who ring
bells and fire off pistols.
-Thomas Mann


the December Chamber of
Commerce Tri-County mixer host-
ed by the Hotel Jacaranda in Avon
Park. The prizes were donated by
Charles and Edythe Araujo and the
Hardee Hall Resort Club and_
Lakeside Villas.
Florida Ridge Big Brothers Big
Sisters, a United Way of Central
Florida member agency, has staff
which visits the elementary and
high schools in each district to offer
mentoring relationships for chil-
dren. The agency hopes to have a
free, vacation raffle again next year.
For more information, or to help in
mentoring and other services, call
the agency at 813-402-9001.


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JANUARY 09 FEBRUARY I, 2006
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. on Sunday


and at 6:30 p.m. Monday Wednesday.
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Guest Speaker:
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of Lubbock, Texas
Bro. Randles has served as chaplain for the


Dallas Cowboys, Texas Tech, & the Oklahoma Sooners.
Special Music
will be provided by


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(Sunday)
FIRST IMPRESSION
(Monday Wednesday)
Make plans now to join us for each of these exciting services.
Also, please plan to join us for our Bible Study Luncheons
(led by Bro. Jon Randles) on Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday
at 12.00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.
First eptist Church
4531 US Hwy 17 N, Bowin reen, PL 33834
For more info call (863) 375-2253


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Twin Boys

Celebrate

Birthday
Twin brothers Luis and Miguel
Vasquez celebrated their third birth-
day with a party held on Dec. 18.
Louie and Mige are the sons of
Diana Vasquez of Wauchula. They
were born on Dec. 7, 2002.
Clowns were the theme of the
party held at Pioneer Park in Zolfo
Springs.
Helping the twins celebrate,
along with their mother, were
grandmother Elsa Sambrano and
many aunts, cousins and friends.


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Sylvia Preston

Turns 2


Sylvia Collins McEwen Preston,
daughter of Peter and Candace
Preston of Wauchula, turned 2 years
S. old on Dec. 9 and celebrated the
.I special occasion with a Dec. 10
breakfast pajama party at her home.
All guests wore pajamas and bed-
room slippers as they enjoyed
Breakfast casseroles and birthday
cake.
Sh' ,- IS -' Sharing in the unique celebration
were her parents, maternal grand-
S./ mother Sylvia Collins, paternal
Miguel (left) and Luis grandparents Pete and Mary Ann
Preston, aunt Kay Patarini, cousins
Connor Collins and Emily Patarini
and friends.




Local Duo Among


FSC Graduates


A pair of Hardee County students
were among those recently graduat-
ing from Florida Southern College.
Joel Perez of Bowling Green and
Justin Reed Goss of Wauchula were
among the 226 students who
received their diplomas in mid-year
graduation ceremonies on Dec. 17
from the United Methodist private
liberal arts college which was
founded in Lakeland in 1885.
Perez, son of Thomas Perez and
Sophie Perez, earned a bachelor's
of science degree in environmental
horticulture business.
Goss, son of William Goss and
Marilyn Goss, earned a bachelor's.
of science degree cum laude in
financial management with majors


in accounting and business admin-
istration.
FSC December graduates includ-
ed those in the traditional day
programs in Lakeland and Orlando,
the Lakeland evening program and
master's degree programs.
William A. Walker II, leader of
the Florida Conference of the
United Methodist Church and col-
lege trustee, delivered the com-
mencement address.
The college, known for its acade-
mic and athletic excellence, is
located on scenic Lake Hollings-
worth and is home to the world's
largest single-site collection of
Frank Lloyd Wright architecture.


Hallie Atchley

Now 4
Hallie Leeann Atchley celebrated
her fourth birthday on Nov. 20 with
a party at Pioneer Park in Zolfo
Springs.
The daughter of Brad and Tami
Atchley, Hallie's birthdate is Nov.
25.
Theme for the party was My
Little Pony. Guests were served
cake and ice cream.
Helping the honoree celebrate
were her parents; brother and sister
Hunter and Hannah; grandparents
Marilou and Jeff Smith, Terry and
Filomena Atchley and Sherry
Atchley; great-grandmother Lucille
Allbritton; uncle and aunt Todd and
Martha Smith; uncles Toby Smith,
Thomas Atchley and Julian V.; aunt
Peggy Dean; and cousins Andrew,
Adam and Aaron Smith and Joshua
Smith.


.GRIMSLEY VISITS


PHOTO BY LAUREN RAULERSON
State Rep. Denise Grimsley met with the Woman's Club on Friday to discuss a few bills she has
recently sponsored. Grimsley was raised in Hardee County, graduated from Hardee Senior High
School and resided in Hardee County for several years after graduation. After being introduced,
Grimsley took the podium and opened with, "It's always good to come home." Grimsley spoke of
bills relating to canker; the danger of certain child vaccinations; nursing education, which hits
home for Grimsley as she served as a nurse at Florida Hospital Wauchula for several years; health
care; the state budget and many others. Pictured above are (from left) Woman's Club President
Belva Vance, Grimsley and Zee Smith.


Pregnancy Center

Hosts Rededication


Hallie


HHS Grad

Becomes College

Ambassador
Kari Noblett has received dual
honors at the University of Florida.
Formerly of Bowling Green, the
2003 Hardee Senior High School
graduate was recently chosen to
serve on two prestigious commit-
tees. She is the daughter of Tammy
Noblett.
Kari, a senior at the university,
was one of 30 students chosen out
of more than 150 applicants to serve
as the Journalism and Communi-
cations Department ambassador to
'the college. As such, she represents
the College of Journalism and
Communications by promoting the
excellence of the college to current


and potential students, other col-
leges within the university, alumni
and other collegiate institutions.
The 21-year-old was also elected
to serve as a member of the
Journalism and Communications
Council which works with the uni-
.versity's student government and
other groups within the university.
She is working toward a degree
in broadcast journalism.
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Care \Centers Inc. will hold a
Sanctity of Human Life open house
and rededication service on Sunday
from 2 to 4 p.m. at the recently
reopened Wauchula satellite center
following repairs from hurricane
damage in 2004.
All of the community is invited
to attend the open house from 2 to
3, and rededication service from 3
to 3:30 p.m.. The Wauchula satellite
center is located at 421 S. 10th Ave.
The Orange Blossom Pregnancy
Care Centers offer a variety of ser-
vices to help women and families
with their personal, medical, finan-
cial, educational and practical



Little Mis


Manor Page


Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
will be hosting its third annual
Little Miss Hardee Manor Pageant
on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at the Agri-
S Civic Center.
The pageant is open to all fifth-
grad girls.'Interested girls must be a
resident of Hardee County and in
school. Those who are home
schooled or attend a private school
may enter the pageant, providing
they are the fifth-grade level
"Hardee Manor is once again
looking for a little-girl image to rep-
resent our nursing home," explains
Yolanda Esquivel, marketing direc-
tor. "The winner will represent our


needs. These services include: free
pregnancy tests, pregnancy educa- -
tion, referrals or medical and finan-
cial assistance, referrals for legal ;"
counsel and adoption placement,:
maternity and baby clothes, baby
furniture and supplies, and referrals
for food.
The centers are staffed by trained.
volunteers who are prepared to
offer assistance regardless of mari-
tal status, age, race or religion. This *
help is free and'strictly confidential.
The Wauchula center has
appointment hours on Mondays
from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and,
Tuesday from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. It
can be reached by calling 767-0307.



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nursing honie by riding in parades,
coming into the facility to socialize
with our residents, and helping to .
host special events in the facility as
well as out in the community.
"The pageant is exciting and edu--
cational, as all contestants are edu-'
cated on what nursing homes are all
about," adds Esquivel. 'The winner
also receives prizes throughouitthe
year."
Dennis Jones, superintendent of
public schools, will serve as master
of ceremonies for the event.
For more information, .contact
Esquivel at 773-3231 or cell num-
ber 445-0097.


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BRYANT L. COKER
SCHOLARSHIP LOAN FUND, INC.
A copy of the annual return for the Bryant L. Coker Scholarship
Loan Fund, Inc. is available for public inspection for the next 180
days. The return may be inspected at 203 S. Seventh Ave.,
Wauchula, FL 33873 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday. Any inquiry may also be directed to Jean
Archambault, principal manager, at (863) 773-4136. 1:12c


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Taken 86 years ago, this photo was captured at the Davis homestead on the corner of Fourth Avenue
and Palmetto Street in Wauchula. The photo shows Charles Davis as a baby in the lap of Bob Davis (left),
who is casually smoking a pipe. These two later made a great team as they plastered several buildings
in town which still stand today. Pictured next to Bob Davis is Tom Collier. Collier was a World War I vet-
eran who went to Argon Forest at the age of 17. Collier was exposed to mustard gas and many other
harsh brutalities of war, yet managed to be one of the few Americans who survived Argon Forest. Jim
Davis says Collier was known as a "rough individual" and a "mean man." Next to Collier, young Kat
Roberts is pictured awkwardly holding one of the puppies.

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New School Construction Running Smoothly


By MICHAEL KELLY
For The Herald-Advocate
Since last year's Jan. 18 ground-
breaking, the new Hardee K-8
school has made steady progress
and is 76.76 percent complete as of
this week, according to senior pro-
ject manager Mike Imbler. Imbl..
also reports the project has seen no
major delays and is running at or
ahead of schedule.
School board member Tanya
Royal took two Herald-Advocate
staff members on a tour of the new
facility on Monday, Jan. 9.
The new $41 million facility sits
on 62 acres in Wauchula Hills and
has a total of 13 buildings compil-
ing 285,000 square feet under air
conditioning. Three of the build-
ings are being built to serve as hur-
ricane shelters when necessary.
The gymnasium will be capable
of holding 1,950 people so it could
be used for some larger county
events, and the auditorium can hold
up to 750 people.
Peter Brown Construction has
about 250 to 270 men a day on site
working on this project and is
proud they have had 360 consecu-
tive days without a serious accident
on their jobsite.
Plans are for the major work to
be finished by August and the
school should be ready for students.
Final construction is supposed to be
finished by early October.


The administration building and entrances still has a lot of work to be done.


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The back hoe works to dig a trench to put down some pipe for
the drainage system.


The new gymnasium already has the basketball goals installed and the wood floor is ready to be
put down.


PHOTOS BY MICHAEL KELLY
School Board member Tanya Royal talks with Jim Oliver, project superintendent for Peter Brown
Construction, and Mike Imbler (right), senior project manager.


All the cafeteria needs now is the tables and chairs, and it will be ready to serve.


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Crash

By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Two drivers and a passenger
managed to escape serious injury
on Sunday night when their pick-
ups collided, the Florida Highway
Patrol said.
Jorge Vasquez-Dominguez, 27,
of 29050 Singletary Road, Myakka
City, was traveling westbound on
West Main Street at 7:10 p.m. when
his 1999 ,Dodge pickup collided
with 1995 Dodge pickup that was
heading eastbound.
The second vehicle was occupied
by driver Ramon Jimenez-
Mayorido, 24, of 3868 W. Main St.,
Wauchula, and his passenger Gloria
Granados, 21, of the same address.
The cause of the crash is
unknown, said Tpr. Larry
McClellan Jr. It is unclear which
vehicle crossed the center line
because both drivers gave conflict-
ing stories, he said.
Dominguez received minor
injuries as well as a citation for not
having a valid driver's license.


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Rainwater off buildings will be sent through underground pipes and collected in this seven to
nine-acre retention pond in back of the school.


HARDEE COUNTY
KIDS NEED
HARDEE COUNTY
HELP!
Ease a dependent child's
way through the court sys-
tem. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.
773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CASE NO. 25-2004-CA-547

CHASE HOME FINANCE, LLC, SUC-
CESSOR BY MERGER TO CHASE
MANHATTAN MORTGAGE CORPO-
RATION,
Plaintiff,

vs.

JENNIFER N. WILLIAMS, et ux., et
al.,
Defendant(s). /

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to the Final Judgement entered
in this case now pending in said
Court, the style of which is indicated
above.
I will sell to the highest and best
bidder for cash at the Hardee County
Courthouse, at the North Front Steps,
417 West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida 33873, on the 25 day of
January, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., the fol-
lowing described property as set
forth in said Order or Final
Judgement, to wit:
LOTS 1 TO 4 BLOCK "D" OF
MOONLIGHT PARK SUBDIVI-
SION, A SUBDIVISION IN
SECTION 9, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST,
BOOK 4, PAGE 9, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA, SUBJECT
TO EXISTING ROAD RIGHT
OF WAY.
ORDERED AT HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA this 6 day of January, 2006.

B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
As Clerk, Circuit Court
HARDEE, Florida

By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk

If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding
you are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision or certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within.
(2) working days of your receipt of
this (described notice); if you are
hearing or voice impaired, call TDD
(863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service 711. 1:12,19c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
REASON LAMAR HOLT
Deceased,
PROBATE DIVISION
File No. 252005CP000152

NOTICE TO CREDITORS

The administration of the estate of
REASON LAMAR HOLT, deceased,
whose date of death was September
8th, 2005, and whose Social Security
Number is 264-72-4539, is pending In
the Circuit Court for HARDEE County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is P.O. Drawer 1749
Wauchula, FL 33873. The names and
addresses of the personal represen-
tative and the personal representa-
tive's attorney are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice is
required to be served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
TIME OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE OR 30 DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and other persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION
OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH IN
SECTION 733.702 OF THE FLORIDA
PROBATE CODE WILL BE FOREVER
BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIOD SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is January 12, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Roberta Holt Beattle
2975 George Anderson Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Troiano & Roberts, P.A.
Attorneys for Personal
Representative
317 South Tennessee Avenue
Lakeland, FL 33801-4617
(863) 686-7136
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Baseball Starts Saturday


Local Little League Changes T-Ball Team Opens At 10 a.m. Machine'Pitch Teams Bein at 9:30


To Dixie Youth Baseball
Hardee County Youth Sports, Inc. formerly Hardee County
Little League Inc.
During the summer the Board of Directors met with Dixie
Youth State directors and gathered information on how the
Dixie Youth program would fit the needs of organized baseball
and softball for Hardee County Youth. There was much dis-
icussion and debate before reaching the tough decision to
switch from the Little League organization to Dixie Youth.
Hardee was the southern most team left playing Little League.
When it was time to travel to tournaments it meant to travel
long distances and play against towns we never compete
against in our high school program.
One of the purposes of youth baseball and softball is to pre-
pare these athletes in each division for their next step up. The
post-season competition will be much closer to home and we
felt Dixie would give our athletes a better opportunity to grow
and reach their potential playing in the Heartland area. The
Dixie Baseball's age brackets are a little different and seem to
fit our needs since nationwide the last day of age eligibility
changed from July 31 to April 30 of the current season, start-.
ing this year.
Some of the changes with Dixie Youth are that T-Ball is
called Dixie A League and Mini-Minors (Machine Pitch) is
called Dixie AA. The teams are made up the same as in Little
League. A is 5- and 6-year olds. AA is 7- and 8-year olds. The
Minor Division is now known as AAA Ball and the age group
is 9- and 10-year olds instead of 9-12 years like Minors in
SLittle League. The player in AAA must go through a simple
Stry-out and are selected in a draft by the managers. All players
this year were drafted. Next year the returning players will be
on the same team and the new players will tryout and be added
Sto the teams in the same manner. There will still be the Major
Division, which is called the Major in Dixie Youth. This will
consist of 11- and 12-year-old players. In Dixie there is also the
opportunity to play up if selected by a manager in the draft.
This division could have players from 9-12 years. The players
that did not play AAA will try out to be placed on teams prior
to the beginning of the Major season. The former Junior divi-
sion will be for those 13 & 14 only and they will also tryout
and be placed on a team, unless they are returning from last
year. If there is enough interest from young men 15-18 there
will be a season for them near the end of the school year, after
ligh school baseball is over. They may.have theopportunity
ao compete against the other Heartland Dixie Youth teams dur-
mng this time. This is one of the advantages of Dixie youth for-
our players this age. There are some minor rule differences
between Little League and Dixie Youth, such as number of
innings pitched and the days or hours before being eligible to
pitch again, the pitching distance and base paths for the 13 and
14 age group, the pitching distance for Girls Softball and num-
*ber of innings a pitcher is eligible. Something that will take a
little adjusting to is all batters and base runners must wear a
helmet with a face guard.
The basic rules of baseball are the same under whatever
name we play, 3 strikes you're out and there are 3 outs per
inning. It's all in playing the game with the right attitude. We
are looking forward to a great and rewarding season.
The Hardee County Youth Sports, Inc. board of directors
would like to pay tribute to the 43 years of Hardee Little
League Baseball. In Hardee County, Little League goes back to
1962 when a group of fathers and community members came
together and chartered the first Little League in Hardee
,County. Those first gentlemen did not know what they would
See LOCAL LITTLE LEAGUE 3C


HEARTLAND PEDIATRICS
"New Patients Welcome"


* Allergies
* Asthma
* Attention Defecit Disorder


Apurba Manik
M.D., F.A.A.P.


Hours:
Mon. Fri.
8:30 5:00


Provided for:
* Medicaid *Most Major
* BCBS Insurances
* Fringe Benefit Coordinators


Infants, Children and Adolescents


767-1414
24 Hours


Beverley Walker
P.A. C.


1125 S. 6th Ave.
Wauchula


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The three youngest' baseball
teams get going on Saturday morn-
ing.
There are a lot of name changes
this year, but it is basically the same
teams that have played every year
except the local leagues are chang-
ing from the Little League organi-
zation to Dixie League.
Accordingly, the local group has
changed its name from. Hardee
County Little League Inc. to
Hardee County Youth Sports Inc.
(see related article).
In the new league the youngest
players, ages five and six, still play
tee-ball, but it's now called
Division A. There aie six teams in
this league.
Team 1 is the Carlton Custom
'Building Braves, coached by Brent
Stephens, Max Ullrich and Matt
Carlton with team parent Melissa
Samuels. On their squad are Mason
Block, Tanner Carlton, Ntlvia
Gomez, Mallory Gough, Derin
Hill, James Neel, Hannah Revell,
Anthony .Rosado, Clay Samuels,
Trey Stephens, Quinton Stone, Jax
Ullrich and Steven Zuniga.
Team 2 is the Sunshine Foliage
Yankees, with players Carol
Allison, Kaleb Floyd, Alyssa
Gibson, Matthew Laker, Elias
Montoyo, Isaac Moreno, Aubry
Pellom, Samuel Perez, Layla
Santoyo, Johnny Shelton, Tony
Webb and Dustin Willis. They are
coached by James Webb, Michael
Willis and Ted Svendson with team
parent Jennifer Laker.
Team 3 is the CF. Industries
White, Sox. Coaches. are Doug


Sutton, Troy Brant and Kelly
Cunningham. Team parent is
Kristen Whiteside. Their roster
includes Mitchell Allen, Alexandra
Brant, Lance Bursler, Courtney
Cunningham, Zachary Dueberry,
Anwaun Hines-Gaines, Justin
Long, Jehovani Navarvette, Sarah
Nicholson, Lane Parks, Marcus
Sambraho and Tyson Sutton.
Team 4 is the Albritton Insurance
Services Reds, with players Joshua
Albritton, Victor Aleman, Christian
Arreola, Faith Arreola, Kaitlyn
Carver, Shelby Gibson, Cody
Helms, Andrew McGuckin, Emily
Patarini, Dawson Ratliff, Matt
Tyson and Luis Villegas. They are
coached by Donnie Carver and Tim
Gibson with team parents Carla
Patarini and Missy Albritton.
Team 5 is the Vandolah Power
Marlins. Their coaches are Jason
Delgado, Lizandro Villarreal and
Ryan Thomas, with team parent
Deanna Edwards. On their squad
are Ivan Badillo, Adrian DeLeon,
Jesaiah Delgado, Lorenzo Farias,
Sarah Grimsley, Jeff Kulig,
Richard Loredo, Daniel Obregon,
Jaylon Ramirez, Zackary
Richardson, Bo Villarreal and
Michaela Villarreal.
Finally, team 6 is the Norris
Groves Devil Rays, with a line-up
of Clayton Arledge, J. M. Brown,
Ben Clarke, Estevan DeLaRosa,
Zachary Durastanti, Austin
Howard, Zackariah Macias, Caleb
McCoy, Ben Norris, Ashlee
Patterson, Shelby Spencer and
Sarah Welch. Their coaches are
Ben Norris, Matt Moye and Keith
Patterson with team parent Danielle
Moye.
See SCHEDULE A 3C


Minors Take Field At 9:30


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate ,
The three vyuunge-r bajieball
teams get going on Saturday morn-
ing.
There are a lot of name changes
this year, but it is basicly the same
teams that have played every year
except the local leagues are chang-
ing from the Little League organi-
zation to Dixie League. .
. Accordingly, the local group has
changed its, name 'from Hardee
County Little League Inc. to
Hardee County Youth Sports Inc.
(see related article),
In the new league, the Minors are
now known as AAA division and
includes ages 9-12. There are seven
teams in this division.
The first team is the Ullrich's
Pitcher Pump Red Sox, coached by
Justin Battles, Paul Paris and Chris
Spencer with team parent Sarina
Paris. Playing for them are Marcus
Battles, Zack Battles, Sahmaud
Blandin, Dakota Caldwell, Tomas
Gomez, Dustin Goodwyn, Robie
Paris, Brandon Powell, Cody
Spencer, Kyle Stone, Brandon
Vargas and Kenneth Vargas.
Team 2 is the Florida Fuel Devil.
Rays, whose roster includes Patrick
Craycroft, Abel Esquivel, Taylor
Griffen, Michael Heine Jr:,
Brandon Hill, Kris Johnson, Darrell
Johnston, Tim Perkins, Selina
Prestridge, Dalton Reas, Blake
Vermilye and Luke Winter. They
are coached by Frank Johnson,
Mike Heine and Steve Reas, with
team parent Monica Reas.
Team 3 is the Pete's Pharmacy
Athletics (A's), coached by Bruce
Judah and Raul Alamia, with team
parent April Altman. On the squad
are Daniel Alamia, Omar Alamia,.
Austin Altman, Aaron Briones,
Marco Briones, Tyler Congleton,
Jake Deanda, Frank Farias, German
Figueroa, Josh Flores and Jose
Gonzales.
Team 4 is the C&B Cattle
Yankees with a team including
Wilson Bembry, Jacob Bolin,
Patrick Carlton, Lacey Cumbee,
Tyler Helms, Byron Kilpatrick,

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Palmer.
Team 5:is the Vols Cubs, coached
by Kenny Hewitt, Bobby Brewer
and Randy Crews, with team parent
Susan Brewer. On their team are
Bradley Brewer, Steven Crews,
Glen Ellis, David Gibson, Mason
Gough, Tyler Hewett, Jordon
Jones, Dylan Norwood, Adam
Ramirez, Cleston Sanders and
Korey Watson.
Team 6 is the Dr. Timothy Ellis-
sponsored White Sox. Players are
Zack Carranco, Kyler Caskay, Alex
Clarke, Zack Crews, Marco
DeLeon Jr., Tanor Durden, Matt
Hamilton, Matt Lake, Devin
Pearson, Brook Samuels and
Mason Waters, who are coached by
Brian Samuels, Kellon Durrance
and John Woodburn, with team par-
ent Missy Samuels.
The final team is team 7, the
Wauchula State Bank Braves,
coached by Todd Maddox, Larry
McClellan and Talmadge Albritton,
with team parent Kitty Maddox. On
their team are Garrett. Albritton,
Tyler Bragg, Kendall Gough,
Caryssa Johnson, Saide King,
Christopher Lee, Wyatt Maddox,
Austin McClellan, Ariana Spears,
Austin Stoner, Christian Valadez
and Reed Woods.
See SCHEDULE AAA 3C


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The three youngest baseball
teams get going on Saturday morn-
ing.
There are a lot of name changes
this year, but it is basically the same
teams that have played every year
except the local leagues are chang-
ing from the Little League organi-
zation to Dixie League.
Accordingly, the local group has
changed its name from Hardee
County Little League Inc. to
Hardee County Youth Sports Inc.
(see related article).
In the new league, what used to
be call mini-minors is now called
Machine Pitch.' It's Division AA,
for youth ages 7 and 8. There are
eight teams in this league.
Team 1 is the Elks Giants,
coached by Kristi Trone and John
Waleri with team parent Sara Lazo.
On their team are Frankie
Coronado, Illeana Flores, Desiree
Ford, Kayla Garay, Austin Garcia,
Jacob Lazo, Cervando Martinez, Ty
Trammell, Ashley Trone, Noah
Valletutti, Jordan Ward and Gannon
Watson.
Team 2 is the Hardee Petroleum
Rangers, with a roster of Stevie
DeAnds, Ally Dotson, Allison Farr,
Darby Farr, Joel Garland, Aaron
Harrison, Drew Mimbs, Ruben
Olmos Jr., Erik Rentz, Rosienell
Rivers, Cade Roberts and Kole
Robertson. They are coached by
Scott Farr, Don Rodgers and Chris
Knight with team parent Julie Farr.
Team 3 is the Peace River
Electric Cooperative Inc. (PRECo)
Pirates, coached by John Mark
Brown and Ken Osteen with team
parent Amy Brown. On their team
are Aaron Brown, Justin Herrin,
Christopher Hull, Jimmy Lane,
Daryl Mashburn, Michael Owens,
Tiffany Owens, Noah Purser,
Taylorjay Roberts, Eliseo Sanchez,
Benjamin Tamayo and Joselyn
Thompson.
Team 4 is the Lake Branch Dairy
White Sox, whose roster includes
Andrew Alvarado, Tylor Alvarado,
Jessica Bembry, Joseph Crawford,


Marquis Delgado, Alyssa Ennis,
James Gibson, Taylor Graham,
William McClelland, Ryan Moore,
Alyssa Skinner, Litzy Vargas and
Abel Villarreal. They are coached
by Dale Crawford and Wayne
Graham with team parent Sabrina
Crawford.
Team 5 is the Culligan Water
Conditioning Braves, with Gerry
Lindsey; Jason Clark and Keith
Weems as coaches and Beth
Carlton as team parent. Their play-
ers are Landon Albritton, Tucker
Albritton, Dakota Altman, James
Canary, Parker Carlton, Abby
Clark, Cody Cumbee, Hayden
Lindsey, Seth McGee, Boone Paris,
Rayna Parks, Hunter Scranton and
Russell Weems.
Team 6 is the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office Marlins, with a
squad including Gabrielle Allen,
Thomas Atchley, Austin Beck,
Conner Crawford, Josie Hancock,
Kyle Hewett, Colten Howell,
Dalton Krell, Tirease Morris,
Cheyenne Pohl, Austin Wallace and
Brandon Young. They are coached
by Alan Beck, Terry Atchley and
Van Crawford with team parent
Jamie Howell.
Team 7 is the Hardee Fire-
Rescue Yankees, with Mike
Choate, Jose Flores and Shawn
Durrance as coaches and Linda
Choate as team parent. On their
roster are Carlos Camacho,
Fimbres Cesar, Keith Choate, Kyle
Choate, Laina Durrance, Issac
Flores, Levi Lovett, Justin
Newman, Jett See, Danielle Smith,
Larrett Smith and Wyatt Zeigler.
Finally is Team 8, the Crown
Ford Devil Rays, coached by Brian
Smith, James Blum and Don
Rodgers with Kathy Tubbs and
Joleyna Dixon as team parents.
Their players are Chase Benton,
Dalton Bryant, Hunter Bryant,
Brooke Dixon, Reyna Kirkland,
Vaughn Kirkland, Sherry Lee,
Catalina Longoria, Christopher
Rogers, Marc Salazar, Jesse
Santoyo Janessa Tamayo and
Dalton Tubbs.
See SCHEDULE AA 3C


On The Local Links
TORREY OAKS LADIES' HOT SHOTS
Monday's game was Low Net. With a low net of 34, Carole Campbell,
Rosemary Comeau and Nancy Ellman tied for first place. Nancy was also
closest to the #3 pin. Edie Thompson had a chip-in on #2. Five players
scored birdies; Edie Thompson and Rosemary Comeau on #2, Nancy
Ellman and Nancy King on #3, and Shirley Swisher on #5.

CRYSTAL LAKE MEN'S LEAGUE
These golfers played a scramble today. Taking first place, with a minus
5, were Bill Johnston, Frank Montgomery, John Jackson and S. Gervase.
Tying for second, with minus 3, were the teams of Mike DeFreitas, Dick
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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.
Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship 1st & 3rd ...............
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study ..........6:00 p.m.

CHRISTIAN BIBLE FELLOWSHIP
Hwy. 17 South
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship....................10:30 a.m.
Evelning 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.
Morning 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
*: SundaytSchool ; >-4-' m
"Morning Worship ...: i..:.:4.l-W.)0'aI:m.
Youth Fellowship......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ............... ...6:00 p.m.
S Wed. Bible Study ....................7:00 p.mr

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ ..I11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................7:00 p.m
HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC, MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday .......7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375.3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacionl 1:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............ 7'00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil .....7:00 p.m.:
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.:

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
S 607 Palmetto St.
Church School 9:30 a.m.-
Morning Service...............1..1...11:00 a.m.
SEvening Service 7:00 p.m.
Wed..Bible Study/Prayer.Ser. ..7:00 p.m.
Communion-2nd Sun. Evening 6:00 p.m.

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 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
PRAISE CENTER
E. Broward St..
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ...............:...730 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 Keystone Ave.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
SMorning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Evnig 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.
SMorning 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.
Morning Worship ..............1...1..1:00 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.


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.:......................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00p.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..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.


Sunday Evening Worship........! 1:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Service & Worship-7 -. ..* FLORIDA'S FI ,S EMBL"
Saturday Prayer 7:00 p FL. OF GOD CHURCSTASSEBL
Saturday Prayer 7:00 lrmrni:. OF GOD) CHURCH


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.
S'CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
S.773-9678
Bible Study '10:00 a.m.
.. Worship Service ............,..... 1l: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.n.
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.
767-01990
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
,773-4576

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..............:...9:00 a.m.
Sunday School"- 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood .11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning.....................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night '6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night..................... 7:30 p.m.
ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
S 501 N. 9th & Georgia Sti 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.


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
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..n
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
S1999 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
Mor. 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 Mass in English .............8:30 a m.

;.ih' .-^.> dLr. SEVENT'H DAY" '
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning WorshiP ................. 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................: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.
Ties.'Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service:....... 7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ............. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........ ..1:15 a.m.
Evening Worship .... ... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training .... 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study .... 7:00 p.m.
.Friday Night Worship........ 7:30 p.m.


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


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


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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 & T.H. ..........7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
S SoulhHA). 17 494--456
.Sunday School ..... 10La.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
SSunday School ;'. .. .` 10:00 a.m..
S'Worship : .......:. -. ... 11:00 a.m.
Evening .. ............ .6:00 p.m.
SWed.,:Bible & Prayer Meet..:. .'7:00 p.m.

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


PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday. .. .. ... 10:30 a.m.
Evening'Service' .. ...... 6:30 p.m.
5th Sunday. ......... ..:. .6:00 p.m.,
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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.m.
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.
Morning Worship ........ 11:00 a.m.
Training Union. ........... 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p:m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:30 p.m.








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SEEDS
FROM
THE
SOWER"

I Michael A. Guido
Meter, Georgia


Hitchhiker, Reginald Campbell
of Las Vegas,,Nevada, became
awfully angry because he couldn't
get a ride.
Using sticks and stones, he
built. a dangerous roadblock in
Death Valley National Monument.
How like a lot of people we
know!
Failing in their attempt to
succeed, they build roadblocks of
criticism and condemnation-in the
way of others.
But the Bible says, "Let us stop
therefore turning critical eyes to
one another. If we must be critical,
let us be critical of our own
conduct and see that we do
nothing to make a brother
stumble and fall."


MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
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your chosen house of worship

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Wholesale Nursery

Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-0470
P.O. Box 780 Zolfo Springs, FL
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LOCAL LITTLE LEAGUE
Continued From 1C
1"do to help shape the youth of our community. They took a
major step when they made their decision and thus over 40
years of Little League heritage is still deep in the hearts of
those youngsters that they served. Hardee County is grateful
we have those men who had the vision and spirit to pioneer
organized baseball in our community. Some of those who were
instrumental in the beginning and for many, many years are not
with us anymore. We want to thank their families for their con-
tribution through the years. There are those who were a part
from the beginning that still contribute today and we owe all of
Them and their families a great big thank you.
This information and names were gathered from the first
minutes of the Hardee County Little League founders. A meet-
ing was held April 27, 1962 to explore the possibility of hav-
ing organized Little League in Hardee County. The group that
Consisted of J.B. Belflower, Lewis Pace, Robert Ray Smith,
: Herman Grimsley, H.F. Johnson, Robert Gibson, and others (as
Stated in minutes), unanimously agreed to move forward for
this year. Williamsport had agreed to grant them a delayed
( charter, if organized. They were short on time so men were
Appointed to contact each elementary school immediately and
Sell the boys of the proper age group and to have their parents.
meet at the Wauchula City Hall, Saturday night at 8 p.m. for
further discussion and plans. Over 70 parents and interested
persons attended the meeting and after hearing of the rules,
Regulations, and by-laws of Little League agreed they should
organize and the following were the first officers elected on
SApril 28, 1962, President J.B. Belflower, Vice President Lewis
Pace, and Secretary/Treasurer H.F. Johnson. The Wauchula
SCity Council voted May 14, 1962 to build the Little League
field and stated it would be ready in two weeks to play ball.
George Heine, Jr. was elected'President on Dec. 11, 1962 to
Serve as the 1963 President where he continued to serve in that
position for over thirty years. In 1981 the little league baseball
,complex was officially named George Heine, Jr, Park. H.F.
Johnson served as Secretary/Treasurer into the seventies and it
is his records we derive this historical information from. The
directors and volunteers listed in the minutes for the first three
years of Hardee County Little League were Ward Gillette, Jr.,
Jack Melendy, James Zajicek, Doyle Spears, Herman
Grimsley, Graham Johnson, Joe L. Davis, Jake McGuire, Fred
Cotney, Robert Ray Smith, Jackie See, Vernon See, Herbie
Kay, H.G. Jenkins, Marvin Metheny, Mack Bryan, Gene
Thomas, Max Campbell, Bill Cook, Charles Cannon, Harold
Tew, Billy Sasser, Maurice Hartley, Miles Albritton, Sr., H.D.
1Wofford, Charlie Jones, Jack Hayman, Jack Soles, Ed Crews,
Tommy Green, Bobby Lambert, and W.C. Moye. Sponsors of
teams recorded on May 23, 1963 and still sponsors today were
Joe L. Davis Real Estate, Chapman Fruit Company and
SNicholson Supply Company.
If you see any of these gentlemen or a family member,
please tell them thanks for all the lives their commitment has
touched and changed over the years through the sport of
Baseball. We appreciate all those who have volunteered and
S.served as officers andboard of directors during these 40 plus
Years. The ab 'spoQ._rs anrd supporters through the' years
ha:ve made it-possible- buy equipment and uniforms as well
as continually maintain and update the park. We won't men-
-?d tion any other names, because records aren't complete or
;r available and we might leave out someone important and


instrumental to this organization. There have been many
changes of the guard, but one focus has always remained that
the children of our county would have an organized opportu-
fity to play baseball or softball on a team, learn teamwork,
character, courage, ,and loyalty to their team, coach and the
organization and build superior citizens not just superior ath-
letes. May this continue to be the mission for the next 40
years under whatever name we play ball.
All persons or family of those who served as directors or
were instrumental in the organization of Hardee County
Little League are invited to opening day for:
Hardee County Youth Sports, Inc.
Dixie Youth Baseball season
at George Heine, Jr. Park
9 a.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2006
Please contact Pam Cobb 773-4151 or Tanya Royal
773-0460 if you can attend.


January 12, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3C|


Wagon Wheel RV News
By Virginia Merriman


CHURCH NEWS
AND PRAYERS
The sermon was by Rev.
Weyman Darley and there was 33 in
attendance. The choir sang "Let
There Be Peace On Earth." Special
music was sung by The Parkman &
Judye, "Lonely Road! Up Calvary'
Way." We have some on our prayer
list Barbara Gersema, Joe Nelles,
Mike and Marie Condra, Enos
Yoder, Clarence Barbor, Wanda
May, and extra prayers for the Bill
Reid family. May God heal them in
His way as He knows best.


KOFFEE KLATCH


HARDEE COUNTY YOUTH SPORTS
2006 A SCHEDULE
MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
DATE Jan 14
FARR 10:00a.m. I vs 2
FARR 11:30a.m. 3 vs 4
FARR 1:00p.m. 5 vs 6
CONCESSIONS 2-3-6

DATE Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 19 Jan 20 Jan21
FARR 6:00p.m. 5 vs. 3 4 vs.2 3 vs. 1 6 vs 2 Field #1
FARR 7:10p.m. 6vsl
CONCESSIONS 5 2-1 3 2

DATE Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan 28
FARR 6:00p.m. 2 vs. 5 4 vs. 6 3 vs. 5 1 vs. 4 Field #1 Rain out
FARR 7:10p.m. 1 vs 3 2vs6
CONCESSIONS 5 4-1 3-6 1

DATE Jan 30 Jan 31 Feb 2 Feb 3 Feb4
FARR 6:00p.m. 6 vs. 3 5 vs. I 4.vs5 3 vs 2 Field #1 Rain out
FARR 7:10p.m. 2vs4
CONCESSIONS 3 5-4 5 2

DATE Feb 6 Feb 7 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb II
FARR 6:00p.m. 2 vs. 1 6 vs. 5 4vs. 1 3 vs 6 Field #1 Rain out
FARR 7:10p.m. 4vs3 5vs2
CONCESSIONS 2 5-3 4-2 6

DATE Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 16
FARR 6:00p.m. 2 vs. 3 1 vs. 5 lIvs 6 5 vs. 4 Field #1 Rain out
FARR 7:10p.m. 6vs4
CONCESSIONS 2 1-4 4

DATE Feb 20 Feb 20 Feb 22 Feb 23 Feb 24
FARR 6:00p.m.
FARR 7:10p.m.
CONCESSIONS SAME

TWO PARENTS ARE NEEDED TO WORK IA THE CONCESSION STAND ON THE DESIGNATED GAMES. FOR
EXAMPLE, ON TUESDAY JANUARY 17TH, WE WILL NEED TWO PARENTS FROM TEAM 2 TO WORK IN THE
CONCESSION STAND FOR THE GAME. WE WILL ALSO NEED TWO PARENTS FROM TEAM 1 TO WORK IN
THE CONCESSION STAND FOR THE 7:10PM GAME.
TEAM#1 Calton Custom Bug Braves TEAM#4 Albittn nsuranceSeries Reds
TEAM #2,.-- .Sunahne Foliage Yankees TEAM#5 -,Vandolah Power Mai s ",W
TEAM#3 CFndusriesWhilteSox. TEAM#6 NonisGroves DevlRays
First team listed will be the home team and occupy the third base dugout Visiting team will bat first.


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HARIIW- COUNTY YOUTH SPORTS
: 2006 AAA SCHEDULE
'i MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
DATE Time Jan 14
S. FIELD #I 9:30am I vs2
FIELD #1 12:15pm 3 vs4
FIELD #1 2:15pm 5 vs 6
CONCESSIONS. 1-4-5

-i DATE Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 19 Jan 20 Jan21
,, FIELD #1 6:00pm 1vs5 6vs4 7 vs5 2 vs 3 7:30pm 5vs6 1l:00am
SField #2 6:00pm AA AA AA 4 vs 7:30pm 6
CONCESSION 1 6 5 2-4

3d. DATE Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan 28
FIELD #1 6:00pm 2vs4 3 vs5 5vsw7 6vs3 7:30pm 4vs 7 11:00am
FIELD #2 6:00pm AA AA AA 2 vs I 7:30pm
CONCESSION 4 3 7 6-2 7

'DATE Jan 30 Jan 31 Feb 2 Feb 3 Feb4
SFIELD I 6:00pm 1 vs7 5vs3 '3vs6 7vs2 7:30pm 3vs6 11:00am
E" D #2 6:00pm 2.vs 4 AA AA 5 vs 4 7:30pm
; ONCESSION 2-7 5 3 2-4 3

DATE Feb 6 Feb 7 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 11
FIELD#1 6:00pm 1 vs4 7vs6 2vs7 6 vs 17:30pm 2 vs5 11:00am
FIELD #2 6:00pm AA 5 vs 2 AA 4 vs 3 7:30pm
CONCESSION I 7-5. 2 6-3 3

DATE Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 18
FIELD #1 6:00pm 4vs2 6vs5 6vs7 4 vs 5 7:30pm I vs7 1:00pm
: FIELD #2 6:00pm 3vs Open AA 2 vs 3 7:30pm
: CONCESSION 2-3 5 6 4-3 1

DATE Feb27 Feb 28 Mar 2 Mar3 Mar4
FIELD #1 6:00pm 3 vs2 6vs S5vsl 2 vs 6 7:30pm I vs 5 11:00am
FIELD #2 6:00pm AA 7 vs4 AA 3 vs 7 7:30pm
CONCESSION 3 6-7 1 2-7 5

DATE Mar6 Mar7 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar I 1
FIELD#1 6:00pm 1 vs3 4vs6 4vs7 5 vsl 4vs 3 11:00am
FIELD #2 6:00pm 5 vs2 AA AA' AA 7 vs 6 11:00am
CONCESSION 1-5 4 7 5 4-6

DATE Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 18
SFELD#1 6:00pm 7vs3 6vs2 7vs Championship
FIELD #2 AA AA AA
CONCESSION 3 6 1 I from each

DATE
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TEAM #1 .- Lric's Pitcher Pump T AAMP C&BCatleYankees
TEAM#2 FloridaFuel Deyl Rays TEAM#5 Vos Cubs
TEAM#3 Pete's Pharmacy Athletics TEAM 6 Dr. Elis White Sox
TEAM #7 .Wauhula State Bank Braves
First team listed will be the home team and occupy the third base dugout. Home team will keep the official scorebook and the visiting team
will operate the scoreboard. Parents will work concession as assigned by the team parent.


We welcome the new people in
the hall, Roger and Joan Bell, Jerry
and Loretta Dariels, Donald and
Lila Dobberstein and Leslie and
Rita Donnelly. The anniversary was
Donald and Lela Dobberstein. May
God watch 'over those that have
gone home for the holidays and
those just coming to Florida for the
winter and many others who are
sick or having surgery.

MERCHANT CERTIFICATES
The 50/50 went to Elmer
Durivagn. The merchant certificates
went to Alice Moore, Joyce
Pearsall, Mabel Smith, Caryl
Lauver, Ruth Brunger, Grace
Moore, Bob Sears, Cloyce Swisher,
Art Brown, Mike Gerri, 'Pasty
Siemen, Bo Miller, Frank Dust, Iris
Smith, Katee .Crawford, Glenn
Berry, Mary Thompson, Carice
Durivagn, Muriel Bell, Kenneth
Reichel, John Veldhuizen, Ed
Young, Ray Lungston, Tom Franks,
and Mike Condra and me.

PROGRESS EUCHRE
There were six tables playing.
The high man was Walt Broadwarth
with 78 points. The runner-up man
was Ted Metherell with 74 points.
The low men were Glen Berry and.
Bob Bell with'44 points each. The
high lady was Judy Herkimer with
74 points. The runner-up lady was
Jean Alexander with 61 points and
the low lady was Mabel Smith. The
most loners was Ted Herkimer with
four loaners. The under-the-chair
winner was Marie Condra.

BID EUCHRE
On Tuesday night there were
three tables playing. The high man
was Ted Herkimer with 263 and the
low man was Francis Smith. The'
high lady was Shirley Swisher with
256 and the low lady was Fern
Tessier with 133. Taking the men's
moonshots were Earl Bodary and-
Herb Tessier.
On Thursday night there were two
tables playing. The high man was
Earl Bodary with 362 points and the
low man was-Frances Smith with
114 points. The high lady was
Marge Luff with 269 points and the
low lady was Gloria Lavigae with
90 points. I won the lady moonshots
with two and for the men Herb
Tessier had one.

SHUFFLEBOARD
The elimination play-off was
Tuesday. First place was won by
Joyce Kaleitha and Cecil Bansien
and the second went to Fern Tessier
and Donald Dobberstein.


HARDEE COUNTY YOUTH SPORTS
2006 AA SCHEDULE
MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
DATE Jan 14
FIELD #2 9:30am I vs2
FIELD #2 11:15am 3 vs4
FIELD #2 12:45pm 5 vs 6
FIELD #2 2:15pm 7vs8
CONCESSION 1-4-5-8

DATE Jan 16 Jan 17 Jan 19 Jan 20 Jan21
FIELD #2 5:45pm I vs5 8 vs 2 6 vs7 2vs3 7 vs 5 11:00am
FIELD #2 7:15pm 6vs4 7vs3 4vsl AAA 8 vs I 12:30pm
CONCESSIONS 1-4 8-3 6-1 2 5-1

DATE Jan 23 Jan 24 Jan 26 Jan 27 Jan 28
FIELD #2 5:45pm 3 vs 5 7vs 5 vs1 7 vs 2 1 vs 3 1 :00am
FIELD #2 7:15pm 8vs6 2vs4 3.vs8 AAA I
CONCESSION 8-6 7-4 1-3 2

DATE' Jan 30 Jan 31 Feb 2 Feb 3 Feb 4
FIELD #2 5:45pm. AAA vs7 3 vs 6 Ivs8 6 vs 2 11:00am
FIELD #2 7:15pm AAA 5vs3 5vs4 AAA 6
CONCESSION 4-6 7-5 3-4 1

DATE Feb 6 Feb 7 Feb 9 Feb 10 Feb 11
FIELD #2 5:45pm ,8vs5 AAA 4vs8 6vs3 8vs7 1 1:00am
FIELD #2 7:15pm 7vs6 AAA 2vs7 AAA
CONCESSION 5-7 8-2 6 8

DATE Feb 13 Feb 14 Feb 16 Feb 17 Feb 18
FIELD #2 5:45pm AAA 6vs5 2vs8 4vs5 3 vs 2 1:00pm
FIELD #2 7:15pm AAA 7vs4 6vsI AAA 3
CONCESSION 7 5-7 8-6 4

DATE Feb 27 Feb 28 Mar 2 Mar 3 Mar4
FIELD #2 5:45pm 3vsl AAA 1vs4 2vs6 8 vs4 11:00am
FIELD#2 7:15pm Open AAA 3vs7 AAA 4
CONCESSION 3-7 6 1-3 2

DATE Mar 6 Mar 7 Mar 9 Mar 10 Mar 11
FIELD #2 5:45pm AAA 4 vs 6 4vs7 I vs6
FIELD #2 7:15pm AAA 2vs5 5 vs2 8vs3
CONCESSION 4-5 7-2 6-3

DATE Mar 13 Mar 14 Mar 16 Mar 17 Mar 18
FIELD #2 5:45pm 4 vs 3 5vs7 4vs2 Championship
FIELD #2 7:15pm 6vs8 2vsl 5vs8
CONCESSION 3-8 7-2 2-5 1 from each

DATE Mar 20 Mar21 Mar 23 Mar 24 Mar 25
TIME F
TAW1 9 R M AO= BrB..


TEAM I
TEAM #2
TEAM #3
TEAM# 4


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- PRECOPMakes
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TEAM # 6
TEAM#7
TEAM #8


- u-^o
*- HCSO Yankes Maans
- Hadee Fi Rese Yankees
- Crm Ford Dev Rays


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







4C The Herald-Advocate, January 12, 2006





During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
Jan. 8, Robert Waylon Murphy, 26, of 411 Melendy St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Micah Hendrickson on warrants charging him with
violation of probation (original charges felony petit theft, grand theft and
habitual driving while license suspended).
Jan. 8, criminal mischief on Old Bradenton Road, SR 64 East, U.S. 17
North and SR 62, a fight on CR 663 North and vehicles stolen on CR 663
and U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 7, a residential burglary on Popash Road and a fight on SR 62
were reported.

Jan. 6, Jessica Joann Grantham, 27, of 2821 Theatre Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging her with vio-
lation of probation (original charge possession of marijuana).
Jan. 6, criminal mischief on Steve Roberts Special and a theft on U.S.
17 North were reported.

Jan. 5, Angela Patrice Louis, 35, of 780 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga on a contempt of court
pick-up order.
Jan. 5, Kimberly Denise Stewart, 39, of 1842 Dishong Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Jamie Wright.
Jan. 5, Arlie Warren Kersey, 56, of 2548 Heard Bridge Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Eric'Thompson and charged with violation
of a domestic violence injunction for protection.
Jan. 5, a theft on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Jan. 4, Homer Lee Carpenter, 20, of 841 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Det. Clay Nicholson and charged with posses-
sion of marijuana.
Jan. 4, Jesus Lopez, 33, P.O. Box 2245, Bowling Green, was arrested
by Dep. Eric Thompson and charged with two counts domestic battery.
Jan. 4, Norma Leona Wear, 48, of 200 S. New York Ave., Englewood,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on warrants charging her with violation of
probation (original charges possession of cocaine, tampering with evi-
dence, obstruction of service and possession of drug paraphernalia).
Jan. 4, residential burglaries on U.S. 17 North, Sandpiper Drive and
Pine Cone Trailer Park Road, burglary of a conveyance on James Cowart
Road and a theft on Morgan Grice Road were reported.

Jan. 3, Aranett Michelle Sims, 23, PO. Box 789, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with battery and violation of
community control house arrest (original charges armed trespass on
school property, possession of a weapon on school property and battery on
a school board employee).
Jan. 3, Santos Alamia Jr., 35, of 315 Dade St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of violation of probation (original
charge uttering a forgery).
Jan. 3, Justin Eugene Spiker, 22, of 3863 Berkley Road, Auburndale,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging him with violation
of probation (original charge possession of methamphetamine).
Jan. 3, criminal mischief on Martiin Luther King Jr. Avenue and a theft,
on U.S. 17 North were reported.

Jan. 2, a 15-year-old Wauchula youth was arrested by Det. Andrew


McGuckin and charged with carrying a concealed weapon and disorderly
conduct.
Jan. 2, a theft oh Rich Road was reported.

WAUCHULA
Jan. 8, Robert Jene McMahan, 47, of 411. .. Orange St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Michael Stone and charged with domestic simple
assault.
Jan. 8, a theft on North 10th Avenue was reported.

Jan. 7, criminall mischief in two locations on U.S. 17 North was report-
ed.

Jan. 6, Ricky Wayne Rogers, 44, of 207 W. Palmetto St., Wauchula,
Swas arrested by Ofc. Michael Stone and charged with possession of
methamphetamine and two counts possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jan. 6, Juan Sanchez Jr., 45, of 428 Hardee St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt on a warrant charging him with violation of
probation (original charge reckless driving with alcohol a factor).
Jan. 6, Melvin Charles Patton, 25, of 135 W. Carlton St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt on a warrant charging him with violation
of probation (original charge possession of cocaine).

Jan. 5, Joey Lee McCumber, 19, of 3531 S. Palmetto St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Paul Bohanln and charged with grand theft.
At the jail, Dep. Joe Marble detained him on a warrant alleging violation of
probation (original charge criminal mischief).
Jan. 5, criminal mischief on Heard Bridge Road and a theft on U.S. 17
North were reported.

Jan. 4, a theft on Pennsylvania Avenue was reported.

Jan. 3, Rita Marie Sweatt, 19, of 805 N. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, and
Kevin Dwayne Maxwell, 19, of 909 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, were arrest-
ed by Det. Sgt. David Stimson and each charged with grand theft.
Jan. 3, Michael R. Wright, 39, of Will Duke Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Michael Stone on a Sarasota County warrant charging with
failure to appear in court on a charge of trespass on a structure.
Jan. 3, a theft on Summit Street was reported.

Jan. 2, a theft on North 10th Avenue was reported..

BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 8, Jorge Merino Vasquez, 24, of U.S. 17 North, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with resisting arrest with-
out force.
,Jan. 8, a residential burglary on Church Avenue was reported.

Jan. 7, a theft on East Jones Street was reported.

Jan. 6, Brandon Scott Poucher, 21, of 111 N. Florida Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with trafficking in
methamphetamine.
Jan. 6, criminal mischief on Pleasant Way was reported.

Jan. 5, Christopher Lee Martin, 16, of 844 Pleasant Way, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with burglary of a
residence and theft.


Step Outdoors
With Michael Kelly


I FORDA IVSTOK ARE PO


S FLORIDAMARKETiSAT A GLANCE

For the week ended January 5, 2006. :


1.


At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 6,218 compared to
last week no sales, and 7,624 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: Compared to last week, no trends
due to no sales last week.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 175.00-220.00;
"300-400 lbs., 122.00-170.00; and
400-500 lbs., 105.00-139.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 124.00-175.00;
300-400 lbs., 108.00-140.00; and
400-500 lbs., 100.00-125.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs; 85-90 percent, 38.00-46.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs; 49.00-65.00.



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The last phase of dove season ended on the 8th. I.was able to get in one
more hant before the season ended on Sunday. *
-,' 1Ariviig atthe'field'ab6ut-2:30 thinrgsrstarted:out- linfe Ilo-, as the
recerif cold.snap seemed to have-the birds adting a little out of the ordinary.
I was shooting a new double-barreled 20-gauge of mine that I had never
shot before.
Being used to shooting an automatic it did take some adjusting to get
used to.this new gun. It took me about half a box of shells before I could
even cut a feather. I didn't realize how different it was to look down two
barrels versus one.
Once I became more adjusted to this new gun, my shooting began to
improve. After going 0 for 15 I quickly got three in a row.
.A couple of larger flocks, with about 20 or so birds, began to pour into
the field. This caused some fast action and a few errant shots as birds were
darting around wildly.
I ended up the day with 11 doves falling just short of the limit of 12. It
was a fitting way to end a very fun and successful dove season.
I was a little prouder once I returned home and learned my little broth-
er Jonathan who was on a separate hunt got two doves. I guess he still has
some learning and practicing to do before he can he as good as-his older
brother.

Ken Sanders told me he caught some nice trout last week in Placida.
He expects the fishing to be really good this week due to some warm weath-
er.

The speckled perch are being caught now in some of the local lakes
and should begin to spawn the end of the month.

Deer hunters have two more weekends to bag a late season buck.
Remember the season ends on Jan. 23.


Beef Cattle

Management

Course Opens
The extension services in Hardee
and Polk counties are offering a six-
session Beef Cattle Management
Short-Course.
The purpose of this course is to
provide cattle producers a general
overview of ranch management. It
is designed to cover a wide range of
topics essential to the profitable
management of cross-bred or regis-
tered cattle. The course is based
around the "Florida Cow-Calf
Management" handbook.
Six sessions will be held from 7
to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday
nights starting on Jan. 31 and con-
cluding on Feb. 16. The class will
be held at the Hardee County
Extension Office Conference
Room, adjacent to the Agri-Civic
Center off Altman and Stenstrom
roads in Wauchula.
There is a registration fee of $50
which will cover the cost of the
handbook, a notebook with other
extension publications and refresh-
ments.
If you are interested in attending
all or part of these classes, contact
Lockie Gary at the Hardee County
Extension Service at 773-2164 or
drop by the office' at 507 Civic


Center Dr. and fill out a registration
form.
SRegistration is due by Friday,
Jan. 20. Class size will be limited
to 25 participants.


Jan. 4, Christine Rae Lessor, 35, of 122 Owens St., Auburndale, was
arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with possession of drug para-.
phernalia, possession of a controlled substance and no valid license.

Jan. 3, Velda Lyfay King, 24, of 104 E. Main St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Chief John Scheel on a warrant charging her with violation of'
probation (original charge domestic battery).
Jan. 3, a theft on Central Avenue and residential burglary on Pleasant
Way were reported.

Jan. 2, a theft on Dixiana Drive and vehicle stolen on U. S. 17 North
were reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Jan. 8, Joseph Arnold Weiss, 33, of 770 W. Carey Lane, Avon Park,
was arrested by Ofc. Ray Mitchell on a Marion County capias alleging
obtaining property by illegal means.
Jan. 8, a business burglary on SR 66, vehicles stolen on Terrier Drive
and U.S. 17 South and criminal mischief on U. S. 17 South was reported.

Jan. 7, Xavier Jason Hearns, 17, of 3606 Suwanee St., Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Ofc. Warren Brittingham and charged with grand theft auto,
.loitering and prowling, burglary, obstructing justice and resisting arrest
without violence.

Jan. 6, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Jan. 5, a theft on West Fifth Street was reported.


Happy New Year! 2005 is officially over and all that remains are thel
memories and experiences. We hope that you and your family had the!
opportunity to enjoy camping or bicycling in the beautiful weather we've
recently been experiencing. If you didn't, why not consider making that one,
Sof your resolutions for this new year.
Florida State Parks have so much to offer families, teens, adults and&
seniors. One of those experiences is coming up at Highlands Hammock.
State Park on Jan. 21. The Ramblin' Rose band will perform from 7 to 9'
p.m. in the picnic area.
As the third concert in our 2005-06 "Music in the Park" series, this
performance will feature high-energy traditional and modern bluegrass
music. Admission is just $5 per person, and accompanied children age 16
and under are admitted free of charge. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket,.
flashlight, bug spray and any other items you might need.
Picnickers and tailgaters are welcome, or you can plan to purchase din-'
ner, snacks and desserts at the Hammock Inn. Whether you bring your din-'
ner or buy from the restaurant, you are sure to have a lovely evening out.
You can enjoy the cool weather, evening breezes and upbeat music.
This energetic group consists of six ladies, five of whom are actually
family. Loretta Woodson, the mom, plays rhythm guitar and sings. Her
daughters, Linda Philips, Kathy DeVane and Renee Riddle, play the bass'
* guitar, banjo and fiddle. Her granddaughter, Kristin Jenkins, plays the gui-
tar. All the ladies provide vocals along with Crisha Ashwill, who plays the
manrdolin.
These ladies performed for us last year and have also played through-
out the United States and into parts of Canada. In 1984, just three years
after the band formed, they won third place in the. Florida Bluegrass
Championship. Later, in 1991, they performed again and won the second-'
place championship title.
Now you can enjoy their music here at Highlands Hammock. Concert
attendees are welcome to come out early and set up their picnics; just
remember that arrival prior to 6 p.m. will require you to pay the $4 per car-
'load'park entry fee. We recommend that anyone planning to tailgate or bar-
beque'consider this early arrival to ensure parking at the concert/picnic area
circle. Once this parking is full, you may drive in to drop off chairs, bas-
kets, family members, etc. and then park your vehicle in the overflow park-
ing area just a short distance away.
We look forward to ringing in the New Year with you our here in "The
Real Florida."


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CITY OF WAUCHULA
WORKSHOP NOTICE
The City of Wauchula, City Commissioners will hold a workshop
on. Thursday, January 19, 2005 at 7:30 A.M. The purpose of the
workshop will be to discuss the Wastewater Treatment Plan
Expansion.
Immediately following the workshop, there will be a meeting to
discuss one legislative item. The workshop will be held at the
Commission Chambers at 225 East Main Street. The above listed
is a disabled-assisted facility. Any person needing to make spe-
cial arrangements, please notify the Office of the City Clerk (863),
773-3131. 1:12c


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Friday 9am to 4pm, Saturday 9am to 3pm


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Over 1,000 participants lnvg ing camps and potraying many
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of historical reproductions.


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Age 2 and under free

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Directions Take Azalea Road off CR640
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January 12, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5C


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licens-
es were issued recently in the
office of the county court:
Terry Lamar Pelham, 28,
Wauchlula, and Amye Marie Gause,
31, Wauchula.
Enrique Mondragon, 38,
Wauchula, and Maria Isabell
Cervantes, 31, Wauchula.
Francisco. Beltran Pena, 32,
Wauchula, and Maria Teresa
Estevez, 20, Wauchula.
Christopher Robert Gause, 39,
Arcadia, and Michaela Marie'
Livingston, 24, Arcadia.
Mark Elliott McCoy, 31,
Wauchula, and Andrea Paige,
Jennings, 25, Wauchula.
Pedro Mendoza Rodriguez, 22,
Wauchula, and Erica Holguin, 25,
Wauchula.

The following small claims case
was disposed of recently by the
county judge:
Maria A. Treveno vs. Jerry
SRomine, judgment for eviction.

There were no criminal traffic
or misdemeanor cases this week
as the judge was on vacation.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the office of
-the circuit court:
SGMAC Mortgage Corp. vs.,
Steven Dwayne Hulsey and Susan
A Hulsey, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.
Elvira Martinez vs. Javier
Aguilar o/b/o minor child, petition
for injunction for protection.
Wilma Tomlinson Keppel vs.
David E. Keppel, divorce.
SAnna Marie Hall and the State
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
William Henry Hall Jr., interstate
-petition for child support.
Joe, Skitka vs. Charles Skitka,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Autney Louise Hyder vs.
Kenneth Duck, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Bluelinx Corp. vs. James
Godwin d/b/a Custom Craft
Manufacturing, damages
Cynthia L. Forsyth vs. Clyde
Edwin Hall Jr., petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Jenny Albritton and DOR vs.
Clint Albritton, petition.to set child
support order.
Maria Del Carmen DeLeon vs.
David E. Drake, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.

The folldoWing decisions on
civil cases pending in the circuit


court were handed down recently
by the circuit court judge:
Donna Galvez o/b/o minor child
vs. Rubelci Galvez Ortega, petition
for injunction for protection dis-
missed.
Christina Lynn Wilson and DOR
vs. Tony Perez, voluntary dis-
missal.
State Farm Mutual Automobile
Insurance Co. vs. Elizabeth
Trevino, dismissal.
Provincial Investments Inc. vs.
Herman B. and Nathryn Smith et
al, voluntary dismissal.
Donnell Terrell Patton and DOR
vs. Rajeeni Debora Faulk, child
support order.
Senaida Robledo and DOR vs.
Domingo Arroyo, order.
Elizabeth L. Thompkins vs.
Keith L. Brown, order changing
child support.
Rural Development vs. Sheila D.
Knight et al, voluntary dismissal.
Sophia tarcia and DOR vs.
Margarita Baker Perez, child sup-
port order.
Ivory Fischer vs. Regina F.
Allmon, order.
Teresa Alvarado and DOR vs.
Mark Talmadge Andrews, petition
to amend child support withdrawn.
Michelle Jardine vs. Gary L.
Dudek, child support terminated.
Kenneth G. Farabee vs. Janice K.
Farabee, arrears account estab-
lished.
Stephanie Arlene Roberson
Barnett and DOR vs. Steven J.
Handley, child support order.
Kathy Lee vs. Michael Graham,
voluntary dismissal of injunction
for protection.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Amalia Rivera and DOR vs.
Gloria Perales.
Janet Perez and DOR vs. John
Burman.
Elsa Mendoza and DOR vs.
Nancy Ramirez.
.Romell Parks and DOR vs. Jack
Wilkins, child support contempt
order entered.
Norma Jones and DOR vs.
William Bell.
Rosa Villegas and DOR vs:
Jacqueline Villegas, child support
contempt order denied.

The, following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful completion of
probation. Sentences are pur-


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suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Santos Alamia Jr., domestic bat-
tery, 10 months in jail with credit
for time served (CTS), $262.50
fines and court costs due within six
months of release; violation of
community control--(original
charge uttering forged instrument),
community control revoked, one
year and one day in Florida State
Prison, CTS, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Neil Wesley Anderson, felony
fleeing to elude a law enforcement
officer and driving while license
suspended, 18 months Florida State
Prison, concurrent and CTS, $500
fine, $395 court costs, and $190
public defender fees placed oh lien;
felony driving while license sus-
pended/revoked, 18 months Florida
State Prison, concurrent, additional
$500 fines and $395 court costs
placed on lien; possession of drug
paraphernalia, time served; posses-
sion of a firearm by felon, not pros-
ecuted.
Jose Canales, felony DUI and
leaving the scene of an. accident
with injury, not prosecuted, trans-
ferred to county court with filing of
criminal traffic charges.
Gina Diane Doty, possession of
alprazolam, estreated bond.
Astaccia Lynette Hardesty, pos-
session of methamphetamine and
introduction of contraband into jail,
not prosecuted; possession of mari-
juana less than 20 grams and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
transferred to county court with fil-
ing of misdemeanor charges.
Jermaine Lee Harris, violation of
probation (original charge burglary
of conveyance), probation reinstat-
ed with same conditions.
Jamie Erin Hasenmyer, posses-
sion of methamphetamine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia, not
prosecuted, transferred to county
court with filing o- misdemeanor
charges.
Timothy Leon Ivery, possession
of cocaine with intent to sell, not
prosecuted, transferred to county
court with filing of misdemeanor
charge.
Linda Joyce Johnston, violation
of probation (original charge pur-
chase of marijuana), probation
revoked, 12 months community,
control--house arrest with license
suspended two years and same
other conditions.
Sylvia Darlett Laster, fraudulent
use of credit card and grand theft,
estreated bonds.
"' Edward' Timothy Lewis, posses-
sioriof cocaine, possession of mar-
ijuana less than 20 grams, posses-


sion of drug paraphernalia and dri-
ving while license suspended or
revoked, not prosecuted, trans-
ferred to county court with filing of
misdemeanor and criminal traffic
charges.
Judy Diana McQuaig, grand
theft, adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 18 months, stay away from
store, NCTI theft school, $100 fine,
$395 court costs, $190 public
defender fees and $337.50 restitu-
tion.
Jose Luis Montoya, purchase of
marijuana, referred to drug pretrial
intervention program.
Miles Arnold Platt, aggravated
assault with a deadly weapon and
aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon, estreated bonds.
Margarita Morales Rojas, felony
DUI with property damage and
leaving the scene of accident with
injury, not prosecuted, transferred
to.county court with filing of crim-
inal traffic charges.
Travis Wilson, uttering a forged
instrument and grand theft, four
years probation, stay out of bank,
no fine or court costs, $2,483.65
restitution, 100 hours community
service.
Manuel Zamarripa, violation of
community control (original charge
fleeing to elude a law enforcement
officer), community control
revoked, 10 months in jail, out-
standing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Mark Leonard Clark, violation of
probation (original charges, two
counts of burglary of dwelling and
grand theft), probation reinstated
with same conditions.
Fredrick Lee Rivers, violation of
probation (original charge
manslaughter), probation revoked,
10 years Florida State Prison, CTS.
Nelson Tyrone Lee, fleeing or
attempting to elude a law enforce-
ment officer, 12 months probation,
license suspended one year, $100
fine, $395 court costs, $300 restitu-
tion.
Eduardo Rivera, trafficking in
methamphetamine and possession
of drug paraphernalia, estreated
bonds.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or mote were
fi!ed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Billy Hill and Janice Hill to
Maria Albarran and Antonio
Figueroa, $100,000.
Alphonso Jackson, secretary
U.S. Department of Housing to
Jessie D. Keeton, $32,500.
Marvin L. Myers and Peggy E.
Myers to Myers Roofing
Consultants Inc., $45,000.
Habitatfor Humanity of Hardee
County to Dottie Allen, $93,000.
Juan Carlos Anton to Libia I.


INVITATION TO BID
The City, of Wauchula will be accepting bids for a Loader
Grapple Truck. For more information please call Jim Hay at
(863)773-3115. Bids are to be submitted to the office of City
Clerk, Wauchula Administrative Complex, 126 S. 7th Ave,
Wauchula, FL 33873, with the outer envelope sealed and
clearly marked "Bids-Loader Grapple Truck". Bids will be
accepted until 1:00 p.m., Monday, January 23, 2006 at which
time they will be opened and read aloud. The City of
Wauchula reserves the right to accept or reject any and all
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LENDER


Robayo and Luis Geraldo Robayo,
$100,000.
Nicholson Supply Company Inc.
to Charles C. Nicholson and
Penelope R. Nicholson as trustees,
$80,000.
James E. Faerber and Sharon S.
Faerber to Miguel Ponce and
Mirtha Ponce, $125,000.
James E. Faerber and Sharon S.
Faerber to Miguel Ponce and
Mirtha Ponce, $288,500.
Habitat for Humanity of Hardee
County to Reynaldo Gaona,
$95,000
Habitat for Humanity of Hardee
County to Homes of Wauchula Inc.,
$55,900.
Alejandrina Lucatero and
Francisco Lucatero to Juan J.
Rovira, $144,350.
C.D. Morrow, Chalmus D.
Morrow and Lillian Howze
Morrow to Mosaic Fertilizer Inc.,
$360,000.
Mosaic Fertilizer LLC to C.D.
Morrow and Lillian Howze
Morrow, $210,000.
David J. Remmer and Tiffany N.
Remmer to David Singletary and


Deborah Singletary, $36,500.
Joe A. Sanchez' and Rosalba
Sanchez to Tyina M. Smith and
Wendell G. Smith, $65,000.
Wanda A. Wendling to Judy L.;.
Shields, $37,000.
Carmen Dixon and Mark J.
Dixon to Rafik Ahmad Abdelhalim,
$56,000.
Charles E. Best and Gail D. Best
to Charles R. Best, $180,000.
Jennifer. Sara Stevens and
William Stevens to C and D
Corporation of .1Iardee County,;
$40,000.
Edward M. Dancek to Gary W.
Moore and Marcia L. Moore,
$100,000.
James K. Sellers and Pamela R.
Sellers to Edward H. Laesser Jr.,
$70,000.
Darcia T. Munro and David W.
Munro to Tammy Hall Crosby and
Wayne Crosby Sr., $75,000.
Overlook Groves Inc. to Claude
H. Young and Cynthia H. Young,
$3,150 million
Elizabeth Trevino and Mario A.
Trevino to Raquel T. Rodriguez,
$65,000.


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Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


COURTESY PHOTO
This Is just part of the crowd at our New Year's Day dinner.

The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls

AROUND THE PARK birthdays and anniversaries for that
Welcome home to all residents month. Happy birthday to all our
who have been traveling for the hol- January babies! This month Forest
idays. It's so good to have you back. Grooms and Alice Rigdon hosted
Emma West's surgery went well the social with help from Odette
and we expect her back in two Duby and Pat Bohnett. Mary Mar
weeks. Please send her good wish- baked pies. Fred and Bertie Marsh,
-es.- Carol Thibert and Shirley Hyde
We'd also like to welcome all the chipped in as well. In fact Fred
new folks joining us for their first Marsh seems to be everywhere
year at The Oasis, including the these days helping everyone.
Kruys, the O'Reillys, the Froclichs
and the Yanos. We have more arriv- BINGOANDCARDS
ing every day. Our New Year's Eve Bingo on the 29th had 14 players
gathering was great. Forty of us ate and Julie Hood won the 50/50 while
finger foods, drank punch, wore Joan Newton and Bill Hood split
hats and made noise as 2006 rolled the jackpot. Carol Thibert took the
in. Bill Hartigan, Elina Henderson, bingo jar and the following folks
Ray Moore, Fred Branham and Bob won merchant certificates; Ralph
Bryant provided music and song as Peevey, Bill Hood, Dale Bohnett
we danced all night. and Julie Hood. Wow, go Julie and
Our Sunday Music Jam moved Bill!
inside and 16 musicians entertained The first bingo of 2006 had 16
31 listeners. Talk about luxury, players and Charlotte won the
that's one musician for every two 50/50. Lee Froclich won the jackpot
listeners, pretty nice. The 50/50 and four lucky people went home
winners were Doris Gardiner, Dale with merchant certificates. They
Bohnett and Lucy Bush. CeCe were Audrey Semler, Joan Newton,
Waggoner, Chastine Murray, Alvin Joann Bray and Mary Lou Froclich.
Creeclius and Jim Walton won mer- Three people came out to play
chant certificates. Phase 10 and Dale Bohnett and I
won. Shirley Hyde was the big
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THE CLASS OF '57 HAD ITS DREAMS
(And So Did The Class Of '65)
The Class of '57 had its dreams.
We all thought we'd change the world with our great words
and deeds.
Or maybe we just thought the world would change to fit our
needs.
Oh, the Class of '57 had its dreams.
The Statler Brothers
Somehow I missed the previous class reunions, so the one I attended
New Year's Eve, the 40th, was extra special. I saw people I haven't seen in,
well, 40 years.
Appropriately, it was held in the cafeteria at the middle school, which,
back then, was the high school. Kudos to Sandra Rickles Scott and her
coterie of highly qualified magicians involved in the organization and
preparation of the event who magically transformed the cafeteria into a
miniature copy of the Jimmy Durante Ballroom in the Hilton in Chicago.
Everything. was close enough to perfect that if anyone wants to com-,
plain about anything, he'll have to make it up. And no one from the Class
of '65 makes up lies except those who became fiction writers or politicians.
When I received the invitation, I hesitated for a few days before
responding. I mean, I wanted to see my old classmates and all, but basical-
ly I am a very shy person and not all that comfortable in social situations.'
I needn't have worried. I should have known that the great bunch of
kids I was fortunate enough to have passed through the halls of Hardee
High School with would grow up into a great bunch of men and women; I
felt completely comfortable from the moment I walked into the room. My
only regret now is that back then, in my school days, I didn't take the time
to get to know each of them a little bit better.
If I could do it over and know then what I do now I would. But
the thing is if I could do it all over I wouldn't know any more, and therefore
I'd probably do things pretty much the same fumbling stumbling way.
School is hard and the pressure to be cool and fit in with one's own clique
is so great that most students never consider taking the time to get to know
everyone. Maybe a few do. Some seem to live charmed lives and grow old
and look back with no regrets, but those are the exceptions. Most of us wish
we'd done some things differently.
I'm convinced the head chef of the Chicago Hilton that houses the real
Jimmy Durante Ballroom must have been flown in to prepare our delicious
dinner. Everything steak, chicken, salad, dessert was perfect.
All evening a slide show flashed images from the 1965 yearbook onto
the rear wall as hit songs of that era played continuously. Life-sized color
cut-outs of James Dean and Elvis in his famous gold lame suit stood by the
projector, coolly watching the action, happy to see their loyal fans come
back together.
I was surprised how many people I didn't recognize. Not that anyone
looked old; it was just that in our 1965 photos we looked so impossibly,
almost comically, young. We dressed funny, too.
We were given mini 1965 yearbooks with senior pictures and high-
lights of that year. There were door prizes. In a drawing for a beautiful
pocket watch, Lady Luck smiled upon me and they called my number. I've
never carried a pocket watch, but I intend to wear this one with pride.
We toasted the New Year with sparkling; non-alcoholic grape juice in
crystal champagne glasses that we got to keep. Each had a caption announc-
ing the occasion and the face of a Wildcat printed on it. The bubbly was fine
and I'll wager my new watch we were among few New Year's Eve gather-
ings of any size where everyone there woke up New Year's Day feeling
fine, remembering everything from the night before, and not wanting to
change a thing about it even if he could.
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COURTESY PHOTO
Joyce Taylor, Ruth Herrington and Sylvia Baker were among
those enjoying the park's Christmas parade.

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Due to a senior moment in my
last newsletter, I forgot to mention
that Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus were
able to spare time in their busy
schedule to participate in our Golf
Cart Parade Christmas Eve. They
were chauffeured by Cal and Betty
Gadsby at the end of the procession.
Santa also squeezed time in to hand
out candy canes to everyone who
was at the Rec Hall after the parade.
Is 'it my imagination or did Santa
grow in height from the parade to
his appearance at the Rec, Hall?
BINGO
The paper special on Dec. 30 was
split between Betty Tracy and
Sondra Brown. Also the paper spe-
cial on Jan. 2 was split between Flo
Smith and Nancy Fike. There are
two hot ball pots waiting to be won.
ACTIVITIES
Just a reminder that T.O.P.S. meet
every Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the
Activities Room. Everyone is wel-
come to join. See Ann Hegge for
details. The Red Hat Ladies have an
outing on the fourth Friday of every
month. See Betty Stephens for
details. The Computer Club meets
twice a month in the Activities
Room. Dave English is the head
guru. Pool aerobics are every week-
day at 10 a.m. except Wednesdays.
Line dancing is every Tuesday at 9
a.m. in the Rec. Hall. Beginners are
welcome. See Pam Norris for
details. There are lots of activities
to partake in and volunteers are
always necessary to keep.dur activ-
ities going.
S COFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Jan. 4 were Jack and
Bert Elofson and Dewey and Nancy
Morrison. The U.S. Pledge was led
by Tom Ely, the Canadian Pledge
was led by Sylvia Baker and Rev.
Hall led the prayer. Carolyn Gordon
announced that Pat and Jeanette
Heacock have agreed to be our
hosts for the luau. I hope everyone
will step up and volunteer to help
them or let them know if you are
willing to help. One or two groups
of volunteers are still needed to take
charge of the Thanksgiving and
Christmas dinners. The 50/50 win-


ners were Ralph and Nancy King,
Ed and Beth Frisbee, Jack and Betty
Jacobs, Hal and Bertha Wilson and'
Al and Priscilla Walker. If you win
a merchant's certificate, please pass
it on if you are unable to use it. Flo
and Don Smith do a great job get-
ting these certificates for us.
SCORES
Cribbage Dec. 28: 1st Gary
Bryer, 717; 2nd Carl Stromme, 712;
and 3rd Esther Boddy, 693. Skunks:
Claire Shaw, 3; Dick Robinson, 2;
Esther Boddy, Lynne DeFouw, Ted
DeFouw, Maxine Stromme and
Mary Rose Ulbrich.,
Pinochle Dec. 29: 1st Fran
Robinson, 662; 2nd George Miller,
634; and 3rd Maxine Stromme,
612. Trickless Hands: George
Strausbaugh and Marge -
Strausbaugh, Joe Bennitt and Dick
Robinson and George Miller and
Maxine Stromme.
CHURCH
Maxine Stromme was the greeter
for the 96 residents and visitors who
attended church service on New
Year's day in the Rec. Hall. The ser-
vice started with Rev. Winne lead-
ing everyone in singing "This Is
The Day That The Lord Hath
Made."
Rev. Lloyd Hall gave the offerto-
ry prayer and organist Jim Bolhouse
played the beautiful hymn "In The
Cross" during the receiving of the
offering. Nancy Morrison directed
the choir for its number "Under His
Wings." Pianist Carole Jones
accompanied them. Rev. Winne's
seruon titled "How' Do You Spell
Success?" was based on Romans
8:35-39.
The Sacrament of Holy
Communion was observed. Ushers
were Gary Householder, Jerry
McBride and Pete Princing. Arlene
Griffith and Zane Heffner-were
communion stewards. The service
closed with everyone singing acap-
pela style.

The object of a new year is not:
that we should have a new year.
It is that we should have a new
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The Christmas Gift:



A Small Child


By C.J. MOUSER
For The Herald-Advocate
-I received a bit of a special gift this
SChristmas. It wasn't under 1 '-ee, nor was
Sit wrapped in colorful paper u -opped with
a bow.
It came in the form of a visit from a tiny
tow-headed girl, dressed from head to toe
in a princess outfit purchased as a gift for
her. The costume was complete with blue-
plastic high-heeled shoes, a blue satin dress
with poofy sleeves, and a sparkling tiara.
The child was the 4-year-old daughter of a
friend of my oldest daughter, and her visit
was completely unexpected.
My first reaction was, "What do I know
about 4-year-olds anymore? How will I
Entertain this child?"
As it turns out, I needn't have worried.
After she ate a good half of the Christmas
chocolate that was set out on the coffee
table, she proceeded to entertain me.
Pinching her left forearm between her
right index finger and thumb, she
Announced to my husband quite emphatical-
ly that she could "feel" her bone.
Being a bit of a smart aleck, I promptly
informed her that he, however, could not.
S"In fact, you'd be hard pressed to find any-
Sbody in this house who could feel one of
their bones," I added, which brought a
Sound of laughter from,the adults and a
wide-eyed uncomprehending stare from the
little girl.
Her next routine.involved a hip-wag-


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gling arm-waving sort of dance, accompa-
nied by the clip-clop of those plastic high
heels, which immediately made me think of
a cornstalk being buffeted by hurricane-
force winds.
"That's, uh ... that's magnificent," I said
automatically. Then it dawned on me that it
wasn't the dance itself that brought her such
pride, it was the fact that she thought it all
out by herself and executed it to her stan-
dards perfectly.
"That's very, very good," I amended. I
was rewarded with a wide grin.
"Do your prayer," my daughter coaxed.
"No."
"Why not?"
"Because he," she jabbed a tiny finger in
my husband's direction, "is looking at me."
"I won't look," he promised, and covered
his eyes knowing that this was her perfor-
mance and that her rules must be followed
precisely.
Anybody who knows me knows I don't
go to church. I haven't reached that point in
my life where it's important to me to con-
sider my immortal soul yet. That doesn't
mean that I don't think about it... of
course I do ... and when the time comes I
will pursue it. Religion is something that
we all find in our own time.
Frankly, being held hostage while this
child recited a prayer made me slightly
uncomfortable, a reaction I chose not to
examine at that moment.
After climbing into my daughter's lap,


Gurney, Leroy Case and Doris
O'Dell. Ardith gave an update on
Leo Grossman, who had heart
surgery at home in Alanson, Mich.
We will keep him and his wife,
Hilda, in our prayers. The 50/50
wiriners were Loretta Curtis and
Junior Atkinson.
Wednesday, Jan. 4, had 33 resi-
dents present. Acting chairwoman
Phyllis Goerbig, in the absence of
President Doris Geeting, conducted
the hour. Merchant winning tickets
were Joan Easton, Vivien Jackson,
Betty Brief, Marilyn Catt, Virginia
Kern, Kitty 'Kelsey. :nd Dick
M gilbert. Kitch-enih6ts were Marvin
and Kitty Kelsey and Julius and
Phyllis Goerbig. A card wvas circu-
lated for all to sign and to be sent to
Leo Grossman.
ANNIVERSARY
Sunday, Jan.1, had a capacity
crowd gathered at the rec hall to
celebrate the 70th wedding anniver-
sary of L.V. and Ruth Ellis. The
party was hosted by Caroline and
Dick Ellis. Congratulations to them
and may God bless them with many
more.
CRIBBAGE
Wednesday night game had
Junior Atcherson in first place with
603, George Jarvis in second with
599 and Lee Jarvis in third with
597.
We need more cribbage players,
so come out and join us every
Wednesday night at 7.
EUCHRE
Wednesday night game had
Ralph Forman in first place with 55.
There was a four-way tie for second
with Dee Hawks, Charlie Shick,
Ron Kintz and Dick Milbert with
54. There was a three-way tie for
third with Judy Forman, Millie
Shick and Jim Hardiman with 52.
Julius Goerbig had the most loners
with four, and Beth Thomas came
in with the low with a 31.


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Saturday, Dec. 31, had 40 resi- along with Jean Iller and Ardith
dents present. More of our winter McDonald.
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is so nice to have them back safe Bobbie Latour, Harland Albertson,
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the child laced her fingers together and
closed her eyes. I was allowed to watch,
and watch I did. As she began her recital, I
instantly recognized the tune to "Here is
Thumbkin."
"God our fodder, God our fodder, once
again, once again.."
One eye popped open to make sure that
my husband was keeping his promise not to
look. Satisfied, she closed it and continued.
"Thank you for our glazings ...
(Blessings, -I think.) "Thank you for our-
glazings. Ah-ah-men. Ah-ah-men."
I don't know if it was the sight of this
tiny girl with her hands folded in prayer,
the utter silence that had fallen over the
room or the softness of her voice murmur-
ing unabashed praise that got to me, but get
to me she did.
Even though I was moved by this touch-


January 12, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 7C
ing scene, it still isn't in me to rush into the
first church and find my salvation. I'm still
struggling with questions and the memories
of unsuccessful attempts to find my spiritu-
al way. But I can't help thinking that there
was a Higher Power somehow involved
here.
Was'it coincidence that this child came
into my home on the day of the birth of
Jesus and recited this prayer? Did she
somehow bring something into our lives
that needed to be there on this special day?
Was Someone trying to tell me something?
It's been years since I entered a church
and even longer since I. said a prayer. I
wouldn't even begin to know how anymore.
But somehow it warmed me to the very
marrow of my bones that despite mangled
words and a relative shyness ... she knew
how.


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Boys Basketball Avon Park HOME 6/7:30
Boys Soccer Santa Fe HOME 7 p.m.
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Jan. 16 Boys Soccer Frostproof HOME 7 p.m.
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Girls Basketball Palmetto HOME 6/7:30
Boys Basketball Palmetto Away 6/7:30
Boys Soccer Bartow HOME 7 p.m.
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have been destroyed. NO citrus or citrus plants may be moved from a quarantine zone. NO
potted citrus may be kept in a quarantine zone. NO citrus trees may be planted in a quarantine
zone without Department approval. All citrus debris in residential quarantines must be double
bagged and disposed of with household garbage or in a Class 1 Landfill in accordance with
provisions of the Citrus Canker Eradication Program. All businesses engaged in lawn & landscape
maintenance, or citrus production, handling, or sales within a quarantine zone MUST sign and
abide by compliance agreements with the Department and follow mandatory decontamination
procedures. Further information and more detailed maps are available by calling the toll-free
citrus canker helpline at (800) 282-5153 or visiting the Department's Web site at:

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8C The Herald-Advocate, January 12, 2006


Way Bak Whe


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate of...
75 YEARS AGO
Airport Dedication On Tuesday:
The fine new airport at Wauchula
will be dedicated next Tuesday, Jan.
13, when 46 planes making the
Florida air tour will stop here for
lunch and a four-hour program.
Plans for the dedication are in the
hands of the officials of the
Wauchula Airports Inc. with J.M.
Stephens, chairman of the Hardee
County Aviation Committee of the
state Chamber of Commerce, in
charge. C.R. Bostick, T.E. Shultz,
C.A. Reif and others are assisting in
mapping out a program that will be
held at the airport and is expected to
draw thousands.

Hardee Growers Ship 117,700
Pints Berries: Strawberry growers
of Hardee County have shipped out
117,700 pints this season, according
to a, check made yesterday by The
Advocate.
The crop thus far has brought
growers more than $25,000, with
prices ranging from 18 to 50 cents a
pint.

NOTICE OF FORFEITURE
UNITED STATES v. CORNEUA VICKERS
Case No. 2:05-cr-18-FtM-33DNF
Notice Is hereby given that on November 21, 2005
in the case of United States of America v. Cornelia
Vickers, Case No. 2:05-cr-18-FtM-33DNF, the United
States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
entered an order condemning and forfeiting to the United
States of Ameria 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./Classlcal 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. ts intent
to dispose of the properties set forth above in such a
manner as 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 of Florida, 2110 First Street, Suite 3-137, Fort
Myers, Florida 33901. within thirty (30) days of the final
publication of this notice. The petition shall be signed
bythe 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 lime and
circumstances of the petitioner's acquisition of the right,
title or interest in the forfeited properties, and any
additional facts 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. HURLBURTJR.
United States Marshal
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Hardee County Berry Festival At
Bowling Green Jan. 14-17: The
second annual Hardee County
Strawberry Festival will open at
Bowling Green next Wednesday,
Jan. 14, and continue through
Saturday, the 17th.
For several weeks'now prepara-
tions have been under way for this
annual event, and numerous
exhibits and attractions have been
secured for the four days, including
the Johnny J. Jones shows, a cow-
boy stampede, strawberry exhibits,
farm exhibits, school exhibits, state
health and state forest and game
exhibits, music by the Wauchula
Band daily and dances nightly.

50 YEARS AGO
From the'"Not Headlined" col-
.umn by Buck Kelly: Winter's
coldest week brought heavy frost
and freezing temperatures Monday
morning, frost Tuesday and
Wednesday also.
Mrs. Henry Graham got her wash
on the line early Monday morning
and a short while later found it
frozen stiff. She believes that may
be a first in Wauchula.

Blaze Destroys Burke Tractor At
. Zolfo Springs: Fire early Monday
morning completely destroyed the
Burke Equipment Co. tractor
agency at Zolfo Springs, causing a
complete loss estimated at upwards
of $75,000.
The blaze, apparently started by
an electrical short in the attic of the
building, began shortly before 1
a.m.

Judge Leff Mabie, of Hardee
County, Wauchula attorney,
announced today that he is a candi-
date for the office of U.S.
Representative in Congress from
the Seventh Congressional District.

Arrests Climbed During
December: -There was a total of
115 arrests for December; by the
,Sheriff's Office were 90, by the
Highway Patrol 25.

25 YEARS AGO
Pictured on Page One is Mark
Lambert as he observes ice cover-
ing ornamental plants at -Sunshine
Foliage.
Freeze Possibly The Worst Ii
Hardee County History: Hardee


County Monday night experienced
the lowest temperature recorded at
the Ona Agricultural Research
Center since it opened in 1941!
The center recorded freezing
temperatures for about 14 hours
with a low of 18 degrees at 7 a.m."
The temperature dropped to a low
of 12 degrees on the ground.

Orange Losses Due To Freeze
Estimated At 36 Million Boxes:
Temperatures in the Florida citrus
belt dropped to the lowest levels
since 1977 over Monday night,
inflicting yet to be determined dam-
age to citrus in every area of the
state, except for most of the Indian
River district.

10 YEARS AGO
BRRR ... It's Cold: The second
quick-hitting cold front'of this sea-
son passed through early Tuesday
morning leaving a layer of frost for
most vegetable, citrus and nursery
men to contend with.
Throughout Hardee County from
just after midnight to 8 a.m.
Tuesday, most temperatures ranged
from 26-29 degrees.

SFCC Names Hardee Schools
Head 'Distinguished Alumnus of
1995': Derrel Bryan, superinten-
dent of the Hardee County School
District, was recently recognized by
the Florida Association of
Community Colleges as one of 28
distinguished alumni named for
outstanding, achievement by their
alma mater.

Parade Honors Wildcats: A
Wildcat dream, riding along in a sea
of orange and blue, could come. true
again on Saturday.
About 4,000 loyal Hardee fans
traveled all the way to Daytona
Beach for the state championship
game. Most of them should be lin-
ing the sidewalks of Main Street at
6 p.m. -Saturday .when a Wildcat
motorcade proceeds along Main
Street.

There is a privacy about [win-
ter] which no other season gives
you....n spring, summer and fall
people sort of have an open sea-
son on each other; only in the
winter, in the country, can you
have longer, quiet stretches
when you can savor belonging
to yourself.
-Ruth Stout


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YOU Can Appear In...
Poet's Place
Are you a poet? Let us show itt Your work could be published in this
newspaper In "Poet's Place," a weekly feature which relies solely on
reader submissions. Poems must be your own original work, written:
by you, not someone else. To appear in this feature, send your poet-
ry, name and town of residence to: Poet's Place, The Herald*
Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL.. 873 or fax 773-0657.


Pioneer Parls Pays


Cover


Art


The Herald-Advocate is seeking original artwork for the front and back covers of its annual

special tabloid section on Hardee County's most popular festival. It could be yours!


Last year's winner....


Monica Turner

Sebring, FL


ADULT DIVISION
First place:



Second place:


Third place:


* $200 U.S. Savings Bond.
* Publication of your work on the cover of the special section.
* Your photo and biographical story inside the cover.
* $100 U.S. Savings Bond.
* Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.
* $50 U.S. Savings Bond.


S* Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.


CHILDREN'S DIVISION $50 U.S. Savings Bond.
FOR AGES 12 AND UNDER! Week-long pass to Pioneer Park Days.
Publication of your winning entry inside the
special section.

JUDGES

JANE LONG Pioneer Park Days Director
ROBERT L. DOYEL Circuit.Judge for Hardee County
SUSAN W. ROBERTS Circuit Judge for 10th Judicial Circuit and ninth-generation Floridian

RULES: BOTH DIVISIONS
1) Open to all.ages. Artist need not be a resident of Hardee County to enter.
2) Artwork must be original.
3) The festival theme of antique engines, farm machinery or pioneer life must be depicted.
4) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark pencil or black marker. Drawing must be able to be reproduced in the newspaper.
5) Art must fill an area 10.5 inches wide by 13 inches high, including lettering which reads "Pioneer Park Days 2006."
6) Deadline is Monday, Feb. 13, at noon.
TO ENTER:
Make sure the division, name, address and daytime phone number of the artist are attached to the
drawing. Bring entries in person to the newspaper office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula, or mail
to Cover Art Contest, The Herald-Advocate, PO. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873.


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P.O. 11m 338 Wauchula, FL 13873
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