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Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
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        page A 3
        page A 4
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    Section A: Main: Classifieds
        page A 6
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        page A 8
        page A 9
    Section A: Main: Continued
        page A 10
        page A 11
        page A 12
    Section B
        page B 1
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    Section B: Hardee Living
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    Section B continued
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    Section C
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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


106th Year, No. 7
3 Sections, 32 Pages





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S Thursday, January 26, 2006


FEMA Deadline Nears


Permanent Housing Needed


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Rows of trailers are still in the FEMA trailer park at 780 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Wauchula established after the 2004 hurricanes.
Residents have to move out by the Feb. 13 deadline.





Wauchulan Interim Cirus Mutual RHead,


'Florida Citrus Mutual's Board of
Directors last Thursday appointed
J.A. "Jay" Clark III as the interim
executive vice president/CEO of
the state citrus grower association:
Clark will serve in this interim
Capacity until the position is filled
permanently.
"We are excited to have Jay serve
the association in this position,"
said Florida Citrus, Mutual
President Marty McKenna. "We
have significant confidence in both
the staff and Jay to ensure a smooth
transition during the next few
months."
Clark, a citrus grower from
Wauchula, has served on Mutual's





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Pleads N

By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The chief of police in Zolfo
Springs was arraigned on multiple
criminal counts Tuesday in Hardee
Circuit Court.
Neither he nor his lawyer, how-
ever, was present.
Instead, defense attorney Gil


Scheid


Board of Directors since 1993 and
as the association's secretary since
2001. He has served as president of
the Federal Land Bank of Tampa,
the Federal Land Bank Association
of Wauchula and Southwest Florida
Farm Credit Service.
"I am honored to have the oppor-
tunity to serve Florida Citrus
Mutual members in this role," Clark
said. "Mutual has done a. tremen-
dous job for Florida citrus growers
over the past few years, and I assure
the membership I will work with
the. board and staff to continue that
high level of success."
Mutual's. board will seek a per-
manent replacement via a search





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lot Guilty

Colon Jr. filed a written plea of not
guilty to all charges against David
William Scheid, 47.
But prosecutor Stephen K.
Houchin was there. Houchin came
to the afternoon hearing from his
office in Sebring, where he serves
as supervisor of the state attorney's
offices in Hardee and Highlands
counties.
See POLICE CHIEF 3A



Prepare

Now For


Cookoffs
By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
The annual Grillin' & Chillin' on
Main and Cracker Heritage Festival
are just around the corner, provid-
ing many opportunities for the
community to participate.
Main Street will be very busy
next Friday and Saturday as resi-
dents flock downtown to partici-
pate in the festive weekend Main
Street Wauchula Inc. has to offer.
On Friday, Main Street will fill
with professional barbecue cooks
vying for first place in the annual
Grillin' & Chillin' cookoff.
But professionals are not the
only individuals able to compete.
There will be chili and dessert con-
tests open to the community as well
as a "backyard division" of the bar-
becue cookoff, .Main Street
Director Megan McKibben
explains.
So, start rummaging through
those cookbooks to prepare for the
See COOKOFF 3A


firm. Interested applicants can also
submit resumes to Florida Citrus
Mutual Search Committee, P.O.
Box 786, Lake Wales, FL 33859.
Former Citrus Mutual vice presi-
dent/CEO Andy LaVigne resigned
earlier this month to become chief
executive of the American Seed.
Trade Association based in
Washington, D.C.


Clark said the Florida citr
industry has never been mo
volatile and that he will work ha
to bring everyone together in tl
industry. Clark said/ he brings
grower's perspective to the job ar
he is not interested in the positic
permanently. He estimated the jc
search could take six months.
See CITRUS MUTUAL 2A


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
J.A. Clark of Wauchula checks out some hamlin oranges
Tuesday morning in Hardee County.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The deadline is fast approaching.
The remaining residents of the
FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency) temporary
trailer park in south Wauchula have
barely two weeks to vacate.
They face a Feb. 13 deadline to
be out of the park.
At its highest, there were 174 of
the 14x70-foot trailers in the hasti-
ly built park at 780 Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue. Now there are less
than half.
"It's amazing the number of peo-
ple who have come to our office in
the last two weeks seeking help
with plans to move," said Janet
Gilliard, director of the county's
office of community development,
which handles a variety of housing
repair, replacement and homebuyer
programs.
Gilliard said the only exceptions
to the Feb. 13 deadline will be
those few people who have a home
being built or repaired and not quite
ready for occupancy.
FEMA installed a road and
worked with the city of Wauchula
to extend water and sewer services


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's largest employ-
er will honor some of its top
employees in a recognition dinner
planned for Tuesday night.
The school district will name its
Teacher of the Year and its School-
Related Employee of the Year in a
program beginning at 6:30 at the
National Guard Armory in
Wauchula.
Sam Bennett, the statewide
teacher of the year from Garner
Elementary School in Winter


to the park. The city already had
such services to The Palms farm-
worker apartment complex just
north of the FEMA park. In fact,
The Palms had hoped to purchase
and extend their development to
that site.
Instead, after hurricanes Charley,
Francis and Jeanne destroyed 1,500
homes in the county, FEMA
worked out a lease with property
owner Adrian Chapman for the
park. Chapman has the option now
of meeting county standards for
establishing it as a mobile home
park.
"We need mobile homes for resi-
dents, but I'd rather see them in a
park than scattered all over the
county," said County
Commissioner Minor Bryant dur-
ing discussion in last week's com-
mission session. "It could be win-
win for Chapman and FEMA who
has to repossess or sell all those
trailers."
Commission Chairman Nick
Timmerman agreed. "Since there's
sewer and water there already, it
would be a good place for such a
park."
See FEMA 3A


Haven, will be the guest speaker.
Bennett is one of a handful of can-
didates for National Teacher of the
Year.
Hardee's district winners will be
announced from nominees chosen
by each school worksite. The dis-
trict winner is then eligible for state
competition.
Nominees for the local honor
were submitted by teachers and
school-related personnel at all
worksites. Then, a ballot was creat-
ed and a vote was taken.
See SCHOOL 2A


PAGEANT PARODY


COURlESYP HOTUILJ
Hardee Senior High School will proudly present its annual Miss Project Graduation Pageant this Saturday in the school auditori-
um beginning at 7 p.m. For $3 in admission, spectators will be entertained by the spectacle of senior boys striking poses and
parading the runway in evening gowns and casual wear as they vie for the coveted crown. Its all in the name of fundraising for
the annual Project.Graduation, which promises a safe and drug- and alcohol-free celebration for graduates come May 21.
Hamming it up will be (front row, from left) Carlos Flores, Justin Woods, Derek Sconyers, Chris Brown, Kevin Sanders and Bobby
Bandy; (middle) Art Briones, Gerrid Bell, Brett Jarnagin, Jose Salvador, Jackson Frenot, Jarrett Benavides, Brenton McClenithan,
Thelinor Jena, Ira Timmerman and Boomer Olliff; (back row) Chad Battle, Joey Gicker, Garrett Randall, Ryan Roehm, Daniel Moore,
Brad Gilliard, Josh Gause, Robbie Jones, Justin English and Jeremy Kelly. Missing from the photo are contestants John Paul
Barton, Catlin Corsen and Richard Melendez.


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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Joe Skitka, 67, lives east of Zolfo Springs along U.S. Hwy. 17. He has
some advice for young people and some comments about life in general.
One point-home is his sanctuary. Don't bother him with telemarket-
ing calls or junk mail. Telephone companies are selling us out. We should
not be harassed on weekends and nights by telemarketers.
People need to practice the Golden Rule-treat others the way you
would want to be treated. This should be taught to young people in the
schools. "Young people are our tomorrow." *
Young people should not go to their peers for advice. Get advice from
older people, who have seen the ups,and downs of life. "We will not mis-
lead'you as a rule."-Young people need someone they can lean on.
Skitka, a widower, was born in the days of the Great Depression, in the
Hoover days. He fondly remembers World War II "victory gardens." Many
American families had gardens and grew and raised a lot of their own food.
Women came out of their houses and made ammunition for American
troops.
Skitka and his wife had three'sons and a daughter. His brother Steve
made parts for airplanes.
People came to America for religious freedom.
STelevision could be a great teaching tool. There is too much immoral-
Sity on T. ..... ....... T .,. .. .. .. ... i ... : .: .
S The world would be different if people treated others the way we-v#nt
Sto be treated. There is a need today for more good common sense.
In legal matters and when purchasing, read the fine print.
In 1938 shortly before World War'II schools started calesthenics to
strengthen boys to be soldiers. Many young people today are overweight.
Many young people today eat a lot of junk food.
Skitka recalls Wauchula without fast food restaurants. "We had C.B.'s,
Kiiight'-aind later See's.
People have their owin gardens in third world countries. More
Americans need to learn to. grow a garden.
i: .,'If our morals are good, our goals will turn out right We should not pro-
mote things that do not stand up in the Bible.
Older poeple need to be leaders. They have some money and hindsight.
The U.S. should not have a president under the age of 60.
'If you do something wrong, it will come up to haunt you, to be thrown
in your face.
America has it good, attracting people from other countries.
M,..ost.of Hardee County's citrus came since,19.40. We used to grow row
crops, such as strawberries, eggplant, cantaloupes,,cucumbers. .
S It ain't how much money you make. It's how much you put a rway for a
Srainy day.
We,need to count our blessings and pay attention to the-good things.
In the Depressi'n one % ay [ got by was to go out at night and shoot 20.
Sor 25 rabbits with a .22 rifle. I cleaned them and got $1.50 a rabbit.
Once I ate possum and sweet potatoes with a family. It was good.
In the Depression soTne gu's got pitchforks and got softshell turtles'out
Sof the mud in crees. ,
The 1957 freeze killed a lot of.screw worm flies,Also Florida had'.an
'eradication prog~am. That.was the best thing government did for mankind
and animals. I worked at a score% worm plarit in Sebring for three years.
The public needs more respect from our dignitaries. The law and pub-
lic officials...they are our servants, to do our wishes.
S Skitka was upset recently when some people and stores did away with
SChristmas greetings and used holiday greetings instead.


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
SJoe Skitka recently enjoyed eating peach cobbler and fried cat-
fish at Pioneer Restaurant in Zolfo Springs.

Before he abandoned the ring for an acting career, Tony Danza's
Record as a middleweight boxer was 12 wins, 3 losses.

Before the Civil War, Oberlin and Antioch colleges were the only
coed collegess to allow women to matriculate, put only in a special pro-
gram separate,from men.


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Pictured above on the courthouse steps is the 1938 Senic
had not yet been changed to Hardee Senior High School,
Sing there were only 56 students in the senior class. A few
Srow) seated third from left is Leroy Sauls; (second row) te
Sent is Lenore Driggers, 10th Cherrie Mathis, 13th Veda A
stand on the right; (third row) second from left is Retha Te
Sound from left is Lorraine Cliett; (fourth row) third fro left
Malcolm Smith and Gilbert McCall stands on the far right; (
- left, Alan Ponds sixth, seventh Orion Shackelford, 10th J;
" Metheny stands in a striped tie on the far right; (sixth row)
Sto him is Kong Smith in a military hat.

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PHOTO SUBMITTED BY JEAN BURTON
or Class of Wauchula High School. The name
and the school was relatively small consider-
of the individuals have been identified: (Front
acher Roy Daniels stands on the far left, sev-
Ann Kayton and teacher Alice Teachy Pearce
rzenbach, sixth Ernestine Alderman and sec-
stands Jessie Bradley, fifth Sarah Beal, 11th
'fifth row) Harris Brantley stands second from
ack Wingo, 11th Standish Crews and Harold
Lamar Albritton stands on the far left and next


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CITRUS MUTUAL
Continued From 1A


Clark was born in Plant City and
grew up in Lakeland. Clark, 62, is a
1962 graduate of Lakeland
Kathleen High School and earned a
bachelor's degree in agriculture in
1968 from the University of
Georgia.
Clark said some top priorities for
his tenure will include working
with state and federal officials to
establish best management prac-
tices to ..control, the bacterial dis-
eases.of canker and citrus greening,
labor issues, and keeping up with
Citrus Mutual's anti-dumping 'case
against :several Brazilian orange
juice importers..
The Lakeland Ledger's Kevin
Bouffard wrote Jan. 21 the
International Trade Commission
may rule', within weeks on the size
of retaliatory tariffs Brazilian com-
panies will have to pay on future
experts. Dumping means selling
below the cost of production and
transportation. Brazilian companies
can appeal the forthcoming ITC
decision, said Clark.
Clark is a long-time citrus grow-
et and cattle rancher. He grows cit-
rus in Hardee and Hillsborough
Counties and has cattle in Hardee,
Hillsborough and Polk counties.
Clark said the anti-dumping law-
suit, which is cpsting Citrus Mutual
nearly a 'million dollars in legal
costs, would keep not only'Brazil
but any other foreign country such
as Mexico or Cuba from shipping
orange juice to the United States at
prices below the cost of production.
The United States does not current-
ly have trade with Cuba.
Clark said the mission of Citrus
Mutual is to "speak with a unified
voice of growers to address local,
state, national and international
issues. Citrus Mutual is the only
statewide organization of citrus
growers. There are regional associ-
ations, and they' are very impor-
tant." ;
Citrus Mutual is funded by a vol-
untary tax on citrus of about three
cents a box, he said.
Clark has been president of the
Hardee County Fair Association for
the past several years and'is past
district chairman of Boy Scouts.
He is very encouraged about the
rise in orange prices this year. -The
current price to growers for earlies
and mids is. $1.30 a pound solids
and about $1.50 for valencias, the
late season variety. "Three years
ago orange prices in Florida were
55 to.60 cents a pound solids. Last
year prices were about 80 cents for


earlies and mids and $1 a pound
solids for valencias, which is about
break-even for growers." .
He said citrus production is down
this year following the hurricanes
of 2004 and 2005, several years of
losing trees to the disease tristeza,
and loss of grove acreage due to the
canker disease.
Clark said the 1,900-foot-radius
rule has been suspended recently
for, removal of trees.. found> with
canker. It was a state law. Clark said
Citrus Mutual will work with the
state Legislature, the University of
:Florida Institute of Food and
Agricultural Sciences, and the U.S.
Department of Agriculture on how
to handle canker in the future. It
should be based on science, will
require a new policy by the Florida
Legislature and the USDA, which
funded the canker program.
Some citrus officials have stated
the hurricanes of 2004 and 2005
spread the canker bacteria so far
that the 1,900-foot law became not
feasible to fund growers for citrus
trees pushed up. Growers could
receive $4,000 to $9,000 an acre for
trees destroyed by the canker eradi-
cation program.
Besides citrus diseases and anti-
dumping, another key issue for
growers is having enough laborers
in Florida to 'pick the crop, said
Clark.
He and his wife, Linda have three
children and four grandchildren.
Their children are Jason, who helps
run the family citrus and cattle busi-
ness; Justin, a certified public
accountant in Montgomery, Ala.;
and Candy, who also lives in
Montgomery and is state director of
the Republican Party Caucus.
Florida Citrus Mutual, founded in
1948, is the state's largest citrus
grower organization with more than
10,000 members. The Florida citrus
industry provides a $9.1 billion
annual economic impact to the
state, employs nearly 90,000 people
and provides 650,000 acres of
greenspace. For more information,
visit www.flcitrusmutual.com.
Staff writer Jim Kelly prepared this
report.


Look! the massy trunks are
cased in the pure crystal; each
light spray, nodding and tin-
kling in the breath of heaven,
is studded with its trembling
water-drops, that glimmer with
an amethystine light.
--William Cullen Bryant


That person became that work-
site's candidate for the districtwide-
title.
An interview team then spent
two days visiting each worksite and
observing and interviewing each
candidate. Members of that team
included School Board member Jan
Platt, ESE Director Dot Bell,
Transportation Director Dick
Daggett, Hardee Education As-
sociation/United President Bev
DeBoom and deputy school super-
- intendents Rocky Kitchens and
Greg Dick.
Following deliberations, a dis-
trict teacher of the year and a dis-
trict school-related employee of the
year were selected.
All worksite nominees will be
honored at the recognition dinner
on Tuesday night. Then, the dis-
trictwide winners will be
announced.
While all nominees will receive a
plaque and accolades, the district
winners will be awarded a one-time
bonus equaling five percent of their
base salary.
Teachers of the year at their indi-
vidual schools and districtwide
nominees are:
Phil Rasmussen, Bowling
Green Elementary School.
Kitty Maddox, Hardee Junior
High School.
Rod Smith, Hardee Senior
High School.
Lynn Smith, North Wauchula
Elementary School.
Shannyn Robertson, Special
Areas.
Kathy Walker, Wauchula
Elementary School.
Kay Crews, Zolfo Springs
Elementary School.
School-related employees of the
year at their individual worksites
and districtwide nominees are:
Cynthia Spann, Bowling
Green Elementary School.
Patty Jones, Hardee Junior
High School.
Asela Calves, Hardee Senior
High School.
Richard Smith, Educational
Facilities.
Edward Johnson, North
Wauchula Elementary School.
Maria Figueroa, Special Areas.
Sophia Smith, School
Transportation.

The triathlon-1.5-kilometer
swim, 40-kilometer bike ride and
10-kilometer run-became an
Olympic event beginning with the
2000 games in Sydney.


Queen Lee, Wauchula
Elementary School.
Dottie Abbey, Zolfo Springs
Elementary School;
Sponsoring the evening's cele-
bration' are Suncoast Schools
Federal Credit Union, HEA/United,
the Hardee County Education
Foundation and the Hardee County
School Board.


UTILITIES .
A Jan. 19 article on planning
for county utilities should have
said state estimates for utility
use at the new K-8 school was
55,000 gallons per day, but
with modern water-saving
plumbing 25,000 gallons per
day would be more likely.
************
SENIOR CITIZEN NEWS
An entry in this column on
Jan. 19 was in error. The city of
Wauchula provides the
Catheryn McDonald Senior
Center and also provides its
utilities. The center houses the
staff of H.O.RE. (Helping Older
People Enthusiastically) which
provides a variety of services
and receives funds from the
county as its contribution to
the needs of the elderly and
handicapped.
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COURTHOUSE REPORT
An error last week in the real
estate listings affected two
entries. It should have read:
John D. and Mildred White as
trustees to Ronald G. and
Patricia J. Driskell, $50,410
and Ken III and Roberta G.
Sanders to Daniel B: arit
Miriam A. Duke, $210,000.

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
clarification, we will do so
here. To make a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia Krahl
at 773-3255.


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Fish Fry To
Help Homeless
A fish fry on Friday and
Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
will help raise funds for-the
homeless. Sandwiches are $4;
with sides, it is $5.
The fish fry will be held at the
Agape Mission Home, 705
Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula.


Diabetes Class
Start Soon
Free four-week diabetes
classes are held at the Hardee
County Health Department on
Wednesday between Feb. 1
and Feb. 22. There is one ses-
sion from 9 a.m.to noon and
another from 3 to 5:30 p.m.
The classes are part of the
department's Diabetes
Prevention and Coqtrol
Program for those who are dia-
betic or pre-diabetic. There are
also medical nutritional therapy
classes and physical activity
programs. For more informa-
tion, call Nicole Franklin at 773-
4161, ext. 157.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY;
STATE OF FLORIDA
GENERAL JURISDICTION DIVISION
CASE NO. 25-2005-CA-711
BANK OF AMERICA, NATIONAL
ASSOCIATION, f/k/a NATIONSBANK,
N.A.,
PLAINTIFF,
VS.
LOLA LOPEZ, ET AL,
DEFENDANT(s), /
NOTICE OF ACTION
CONSTRUCTIVE SERVICE
TO: Lola Lopez and Unknown
Spouse of Lola Lopez whose resi-
dence is unknown if he/she/they be
living; and if he/she/they be dead, the
unknown defendants who may be
spouses, heirs, devisees, grantees,
assignees, lienors, creditors,
trustees, and all parties claiming an
interest by, through, under or against
the Defendants, who are not known to
be. dead or alive, and all parties havy
Ing or, claiming to have any right, title
or Interest in the property described
in the mortgage being foreclosed
herein.
YgU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an
action to foreclose a mortgage on the
following property:
LOT 4, HARLEM HEIGHTS,
ACCORDING TO THE PLAT
THEREOF, AS ,RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 3, PAGE 18, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
-. are required to serve a copy of your
,; written defenses, if dhy to it on DAVID
J. STERN, ESQ. Plaintiff's attorney,
whose.address is 801 S University
Drive # 500, Plantation, FL 33324 on
'Y or before February 24, 2006 (no later
than 30 days from the date of the first
publication of this notice of action)
and file the original with the clerk of
this court either before service on
filaintiff's 'attorney or immediately
,thereafter, otherwisee a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded Inthe complaint or petition
filed herein.'
WITNES$imy hand and the seal of
this Court at HARDEE County,
Florida, this 23 day of January, 2006.
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
B. HUGH BRADLEY
By: Connie Coker
S: DEPUTY CLERK
t LAW OFFICES OF DAVID J. STERN
: ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF
801 S. UNIVERSITY DRIVE SUITE 500
PLANTATION; FL 33324
05-48837(FM)NATB
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The Heartland Career
Connection, 1010 U. S. 17
South,(old Wauchula Plaza),
Wauchula, will be open this
Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to
noon.
Services are available for any-
one seeking employment,
specifically those currently
working and looking for better
jobs. For more information, call
773-3474.

Red Cross Seeks
More Volunteers
The American Red Cross
needs volunteers to provide
emergency assistance to vic-
tims of disaster and is offering a
free course on how to collect
and distribute bulk supplies.
Pre-registration is needed for
the Community Service class
next Thursday, Feb. 2 from 6:30
to 9 p.m. at the Hardee County
Emergency Operations Center,
404 W. Orange St., Wauchula.
For more information or to reg-
ister, call the Manatee office at
941-792-8686.

Senior Packets
Due Back Feb. 15
The scholarship packets
which were given to Hardee
High School seniors on Jan. 23
must be returned shortly.
There is a Feb. 15 deadline
for parents and students to
return the completed packets.
For information, call Teresa
White at 773-3181, ext. 270.

Get Help With
Electric Bill
People needing help with
paying their'electric bill can
apply next Wednesday, Feb. 1
from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the
Hardee Help Center, 131 N.
Eighth Ave-., Wauchula.
Preference .will be given to
first-time users of the program,
the elderly, handicapped, fami-
lies with children under age 5,
deposits and reconnects. Proof
of income and electric bill is
required.


Benefit For Area
Troops Nekt Week
On Friday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m. a
concert will be held at the SFCC
Campus Auditorium in Avon
Park on U.S. 27 as a benefit to
raise money for military families
in Highlands and Hardee
Counties while the soldiers are
deployed overseas in Iraq. The
concert will be put on by
Famous Faces which imperson-
ates legends such as Elvis,
Willie Nelson, Patsy Cline and
many others.
All proceeds will go to The
Family Readiness Network
which is a non-profit organiza-
tion who makes care packages
for the soldiers and takes care
of the family's financial needs.
The tickets are $10 and can be
bought by contacting Gloria
Rodriguez at (863) 678-6491 or
the Avon Park National Guard
Armory on Tuesdays or
Thursday from 2-5 p.m. at
(863) 452-3850.


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


FEMA
Continued From 1A
The housing situation remains a
hot issue. Despite all the work done
by volunteer groups (see related
stories on page 10B), many Hardee
Countians still have not gotten their
homes refurbished or replaced.
The work the county has done in
coordinating the many funds to
enable volunteer groups, the city
and county housing grants and
many others work so well has
drawn attention to Gilliard. There
has been a request from Gov. Jeb
Bush's office for the county to lend
her to other counties, particularly
Okeechobee County, which wanted
her to come for at least six months
if not a year.
Commissioners decided that she
was not expendable, but would
allow her to make dhy visits to



Truck


Overturns

In Crash
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
An Avon Park man was critically
injured Friday when his truck over-
turned after he ran off the roadway
while attempting to pass another
vehicle.
Christopher W. Rogers, 22, of
573 S. Seiple Dr., Avon Park, was
headed westbound on SR 64 at
11:09 a.m. when he drove off onto
the grass shoulder trying to pass the
1994 Honda ahead of him, Florida
Highway Patrol Tpr. K.A.
Benavidez said.
The left side of Rogers' 2002
Ford pickup truck struck the right
side of the Honda, being driven by
Phuc T. Bach, 22, of 1289 Bagwell
Dr., Zolfo Springs, the trooper said.
The Ford started to spin in a
counter-clockwise direction, again
colliding with the Honda.
Benavidez said the Ford then skid-
ded across both lanes of SR 64 and
onto the southside shoulder.
The pickup overturned there,
coming to a final rest in an upright
position in a deep ditch, the FHP
report said.
Rogers, who was not wearing a
seat belt, was ejected as the truck
overturned, Benavidez said. He
suffered critical injuries and was
airlifted by medical helicopter to
Tampa General Hospital.
His truck sustained $15,000 in
damages.
Bach and passenger Ia Lee, 16,
of the same address, were wearing
seat belts and had minor injuries,
the trooper said. Neither was taken
to a hospital. A 1-year-old baby in
the Honda, Precious T. Bach, was
not injured.
Damage estimates to the Honda
were $800.
Benavidez did not know why
Rogers drove off onto the grass in
his attempt to pass Bach.
Charges are pending the outcome
of an investigation.


other communities to'help them in
their planning.
She has a staff of seven. Lorne
Ayers is executive assistant, Diane
Moore accountant, Shelley Massey
housing rehabilitation specialist,
and Amalia Arista caseworkers.
LaDonna Perry has come over from
the CHIRP (Christians Helping In
Recovery Process) to take the
vacant community development
specialist position and Judith
George will move over shortly
from the budget office to be grants
coordinator.
This group coordinates and com-
bines funds from a variety of state
and federal grants and other monies
to provide the supplies volunteer
labors need, pay basic down pay-
ment and housing assistance costs,
get contractor bids and work with
self-help families doing their own
construction or repair.
Local vendors are used as much
as possible, but help is turned away.
In light of all this available help,
FEMA has held to its deadline to
close the FEMA' trailer park..
There's just over two weeks left for
the remaining residents to move to
another rental situation, build, buy
or repair the homes they came
from. They could buy the trailer
they are living in and move it to
their own property, if zoning will
allow it.
It's time to make plans. The Feb.
13 deadline looms.


No Serious

Injuries In

REA Crash
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Wauchula woman escaped
serious injury Saturday night in a
crash at a busy U.S. 17 intersection.
According to a report filed by
Tpr. Larry McClellan of the Florida
Highway Patrol, Jose Fonseca
Cabrera, 34, of SR 62, Wauchula,
was driving northbound on the
highway when he failed to stop at
a red light at the intersection of
REA Road.
Cabrera's 1996 GMC pickup
truck collided with the right side of
a 1998 Nissan pickup being driven
by Linda Shelton, 62, of Townsend
St., Wauchula. Shelton had been
making a left turn from southbound
U.S. 17 onto REA Road, McClellan
said.
The crash occurred at about 8:10
p.m.
The impact caused Shelton's
pickup to rotate. It came to a final
rest on the right shoulder of the
intersection, the trooper said.
Cabrera's pickup stayed in the
northbound lane.
Both drivers were wearing seat
belts, according to the report.
Shelton suffered minor injuries
and was transported to Florida
Hospital Wauchula. Cabrera was
uninjured.
Damage estimates were $5,000
for Shelton's Nissan and $3,500 for
Cabrera's GMC.
McClellan charged Cabrera with
running a red light.


POLICE CHIEF
Continued From 1A
Houchin told Circuit Judge
Robert L. Doyel that he, personally,
will be prosecuting the case. .
Doyel set the next court date for
'Feb. 28.
Defendants and lawyers are not
mandated to make an appearance
before a judge for arraignments, so
long as a written plea is filed with
the court. Subsequent hearings,
however, require their attendance.
Scheid was arrested by Special
Agent William H. Miles of the
Florida Department of Law
Enforcement on the afternoon of
Wednesday, Jan. 4
He was booked into the Hardee
County Jail on charges of two
counts official misconduct, one
count grand theft; one count tam-
pering with a witness and one count
fabricating physical evidence all
felonies and one misdemeanor
count of petit theft.
Scheid was released from jail
that night to await trial, after post-
ing a $5,250 surety bond. He is cur-
rently on suspension without pay
from the Zolfo Springs Police
Department.
Following a two-month investi-
gation into the chief, Miles alleged
Scheid falsified the training records
of two police officers, sold depart-
mental firearms and kept the
money for his own use, threatened
a witness to a coverup of the sales,
fabricated documents to explain the
sales and kept money taken as evi-
dence from a burglary victim.


COOKOFF
Continued From 1A
chili an dessert contests. Each con-
test will be taking place Friday,
Feb. 3, on Main Street in
Wauchula. The chili will be judged
first, at 7:15 p.m. The desserts will
be judged at 7:45 p.m.
The registration fee is $10.
Contact the Main Street office at
767-0330 or simply bring the tasty
delights downtown before the judg-
ing begins to participate.
The first-place winner in each
category will receive $250. Second
place will receive $100 and third
$50, says McKibben.
Also taking place is the annual
barbecue cookoff. However, the
cooking is not solely left to the pro-
fessionals. Main Street has added a
backyard division for community
cooks to compete in.
To register for the cookoff, con-
tact the Main Street office. The cat-
egories for the competition are bar-
becue chicken, ribs, pork and
brisket. There is a $25 registration
fee to participate in each category
and individuals are able to partici-
pate in as many, or in as few, cate-
gories as'they wish.
Cash prizes will be awarded to
the first, second and third place
winners in each category. First
place will receive $200, second
place $100 and third $50.
The weekend kicks off Friday
afternoon at 3:30 p.m. and will con-
tinue through late afternoon
Saturday.


PUBLIC NOTICE
You are hereby notified that on
Thursday, February 16, 2006, at 9:00 A.M., the
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a public hearing for the adoption of a
Resolution vacating and closing a portion of that road/easement known as
Stewart Street, Desoto Street and alleyway
In the Town of Fort Green
being legally described as: That portion of Stewart Street lying between Block 26
and Block 27, and lying between the west right of way line of Pine Avenue and the
west right of way line of Desoto Street; and that portion of Desoto Street lying
between Block 28 and 27, and lying between the south right of way line of Stewart
Street and the north right of way lines of Messick Street; and
The 20 feet alleyway located within Block 27, running north and south from the
south right of way line of Stewart Street to the north right of way line of Messick
Street. The above described streets and alleyway being recorded in the original sub-
division plat of the Town of Fort Green, Florida as shown in Plat Book 1, page 2-14
of the Public Records of Hardee County, Florida.
The public hearing will be held in the Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners Board Room, 412 West Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula,
Florida.
This procedure shall be in accordance with the provisions of Section 336, Florida
-Statutesi ,
A petition for the closing and vacating, of the above-referenced shall be considered
by the Board of County Commissioners after required publication of this notice.
Copies of the documents relating to this proposal are available for public inspection
during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. in the Hardee
County Public Works Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make special
arrangements should contact the Board of County Commissioners' office at least
five (5) days prior to the public hearing.
All persons are invited to attend and be heard. Although minutes of the Public
Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the pdb-
lic hearing will need to ensure a vebatim record of the proceedings is made by a
court reporter.
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Obituaries


ANNETTE MISLEVY
Annette Mislevy, 63, of
Wauchula, died Jan. 18, 2006 at
home.
She was born April 2, 1942 in
Scranton, Pa. and had been a resi-
dent of Wauchula since 1971, com-
ing from Lake Winola, Pa. She was
a homemaker and member of St.
Michael Catholic Church in
Wauchula.
Survivors include her husband,
Dr. Paul Mislevy; one son, Scott
Patrick Mislevy and wife Lana of
Bailey, Mich.; mother, Antoinette
DeLeo of Wauchula; one brother,
Rocky DeLeo and wife Diane of
Allentown, Pa.; and two grandchil-
dren, Cole Patrick and Garrett
Nicholas Mislevy.
Services were held at St. Michael
Catholic Church on Saturday, Jan.
21, at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Vincent
Clemente officiating. Burial was in
Wauchula Cemetery. Visitation was
Friday 6-9 p.m. with prayer service
at 6 p.m. at Robarts Family Funeral
Home.
A mass will be said by Rev.
Jeffrey Walsh on Feb. 4, 2006 at 11
a.m. at St. Mary's At The Lake
Church, Lake Winola, Pa.
Memorials may be made to St.
Michael Catholic Church, 408
Heard Bridge Rd., Wauchula, FL
33873.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


JIMMIE BURNS
SJimmie Burns, 80, of Wauchula,
died Jan. 22, 2006 in Cape Coral.
He was born June 30, 1925 in
Dyersburg, Tenn. and came to
Wauchula in 1984. He was a retired
farm laborer.
Survivors include six sons,
Johnny Burs and wife Marie of
Sebring, David Burns and wife
Melissa of Sebring, Daniel Burns
and wife Amanda of Wauchula and
Jerry, Billy Ray and Ralph Burns,
all of Tennessee; four daughters,
Carol Burns and husband David of
Cape Coral, Martha Burns and hus-
band Adam of Arcadia, Ruby Burns
and husband Kevin of Michigan
and Rosa Burns of Palmdale; and
39 grandchildren.
Visitation is Saturday, Jan. 28
from 1-2 p.m. at Robarts Family
Garden Chapel. Services are at 2
p.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey
Ramsland officiating. Burial is in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Roba rtsFamily Funeral Home
Wauchula


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ANNETTE
MISLEVY
Annette Mislevy, 63, of
Wauchula, died Jan. 18, 2006 at
home.
She was born April 2, 1942 in
Scranton, Pa. and had been a res-
ident of Wauchula since 1971,
coming from Lake Winola, Pa.
She was a homemaker and mem-
ber of St. Michael Catholic
Church in Wauchula.
Survivors include her husband,
Dr. Paul Mislevy; one son, Scott
Patrick Mislevy and wife Lana
of Bailey,. Mich.; mother,
Antoinette DeLeo of Wauchula;
one brother, Rocky DeLeo and
wife Diane of Allentown, Pa.;
and two grandchildren, Cole
Patrick and Garrett Nicholas
Mislevy.
Services were held at St.
Michael Catholic Church on
Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. with
the Rev. Vincent Clemente offi-
ciating. Burial was in Wauchula
Cemetery. Visitation was Friday
6-9 p.m. with prayer service at 6
p.m. at Robarts Family Funeral
Home.
A mass will be said by Rev.'
Jeffrey Walsh on Feb. 4, 2006 at
11 a.m. at St. Mary's At The
Lake Church, Lake Winola, Pa.
Memorials may be made to St.
'Michael Catholic Church, 408
Heard Bridge Rd., Wauchula, FL
33873.


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JOSEPH LEO BELL
Rev. Joseph Leo Bell, 89, of
Orange Blossom Park and Mill
Cove, New Brunswick, Canada,
died Jan. 20, 2006 at his home.
Rev. Bell was born in Caribou,
Maine on March 30, 1916, the son
of the late Fred and Annie Saint
Germaine Bell. He attended
schools in Caribou, Maine and Zion
Bible Institute in Rhode Island. He
was a member of the Full Gospel
Ministerial Fellowship of Maine
where he was pastor for years, as
well as in Alabama and New
Brunswick, Canada.
He was preceded in death by his
first wife, Renza, of 49 years; one
daughter, Arlene; one son Vaughn;
one sister, Irene and two brothers,
William and Phillip.
He is survived by his wife,
Eileen, of 16 years; two daughters,
Joyce Thompson and husband
Thomas of Minor Hill, Tenn.;
Joann Campbell of Athens, Ala.;
one son, Rhonello of Crouseville,
Maine; three step-children, Neil
Ingraham and wife Beverly of
Lakeville, Maine; Darien Ingraham
and wife Agnes of Salisbury, New
Brunswick; and Susan Lounsbury
of Brighton, Ontario; two 'sisters,
Adeline Hammer and Pearl
Belanger both of Caribou, Maine;
two sister-in-laws, Marjorie and
Esther Bell both of Caribou, Maine;
10 grandchildren and many great-
grandchildren, as well, as many
nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held
later. The date, place and time to be.
announced.
ICS Cremation Society Inc.
Cape Coral


JERETHA F. GUTHRIE
Jeretha F. Guthrie, 72, of Fort
Meade, died Wednesday, Jan. 18,
2005, at Bartow Care Center.
Born Dec. 22, 1933 at Live Oak,
she had been a resident of Fort
Meade for 50 years. She was a
homemaker and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors are her husband Earl
Guthrie of Fort Meade; two sons,
Johnny and David Guthrie, both of
Fort Meade; one sister Jeanette
Corbin and one brother Lamar
Floyd, both of Live Oak; and four
grandchildren.
Visitation was Sunday, Jan. 22
from 4 to 6 p.m. at the funeral
home. Funeral services were
Monday. Jan. 23 at 1 p.m. at the
. funeral home with. interment :at
Homeland Cemetery.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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WALLACE
SIMPSON
Wallace Simpson, 72, of
Wauchula, died Jan. 16, 2006 at
home.
He was born June 14, 1933 in
Baton, Ga. and had been a
Hardee County resident since
1955, coming from Pelham, Ga.
He was a farmer, a'road equip-
ment operator for Macasphalt of
Winter Haven and a member of
Faith Assembly of God in
Bowling Green.
Survivors include his wife,
Margaret; five children, Billy
and wife Terri of Wauchula,
Sanora Morgan and husband
Ronnie of Wauchula, Dean .and
wife Kathy of Fort Meade, Lewis
of Wauchula, and Gilbert and
wife Christi of Georgia; one
brother, Robart and wife Mary
Ann of Georgia; two sisters,
Shirley Hook and husband J.F, of
Georgia and Jean Connor of
Georgia; six grandchildren and
five great-grandchildren.
Services were at 11 a.m.
Friday, Jan. 20 at Faith Assembly
of God in Bowling Green with
Dr. James Miller officiating.
Burial was in Lake Dale Baptist
Cemetery. Visitation was
Thursday 6-8 p.m. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel.


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MACK DRISKELL
Mack Driskell, 65, of Bowling
Green, died Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006,
in Lakeland.
Born Jan. 14, 1941, in Dothan,
Ala., he had been a resident of
Bowling Green since 1960, coming
from Alabama. He owned Driskell
Fruit Harvesting, attended the First
United Methodist Church of
Bowling Green, and was a veteran
serving in the Army National
Guard.
Survivors include his wife, Dian;
mother, Ruth Driskell of Bowling
Green; one son, Stephen of
Bowling Green; two brothers,
Ronnie Driskell and wife Pat of
Wauchula and Rickey of Wauchula;
and two sisters, Jan Long of
Bowling Green and Reggie Gordon
and husband Greg of Wauchula.
Services were held at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21, at the First
United Methodist Church of
Bowling Green with Pastor Steve
Polk and the Rev. Blake Albritton
officiating. Burial was in Bowling
Green Cemetery. Visitation was
Friday, 6-8 p.m. at Robarts Family
Garden Chapel.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula



JUANITA STATON KELLUM
Juanita Staton Kellum, 42, of
Wauchula, died Jan. 22, 2006.
Born in Tampa on Jan. 31, 1963,
she had been a resident of
Wauchula all her life.
Survivors are her mother,
Barbara Staton; her father James
Lee Staton; one sister, Cynthia
Richardson; two brothers, Charles
L. Staton and Dale R. Staton, all of
Wauchula; two nieces, Brandy
Staton and Heidi Richardson; four
nephews, Chris Miller, Wade
Staton, Zackary Richardson and
Blake Richardson.
Funeral services were held on
Tuesday, Jan. 24 at 9:30 a.m. at
Brant Funeral Home.
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Wauchula



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ROY "RUSTY"
BARNETT
Roy "Rusty" Barnett, 94, of
Wauchula, died Monday, Jan. 23,
2006 at home.
Born March 8, 1911 in
Washington D.C., his family
moved to Wauchula July 4, 1912.
Rusty began his career as a
plumber, learning the trade from
his father. During this time he
served 12 years as a volunteer
fireman for Hardee County. He
also sold real estate and was a
notary public. Following many
years in the plumbing business,
Rusty traded his tools to work
for the U:S. Postal Service as a
rural mail carrier. He retired in
1979 after 17 years of service.
He served in the Merchant
Marines. He was a member of
the Wauchula Elks Lodge, and a
fellowship member of the
Wauchula Moose Lodge serving
several years as governor of the
Lodge. He always enjoyed play-
ing Santa at the Moose
Children's Christmas Party. He
was a Baptist.
Rusty is survived by his wife,
Exie Barnett; the couple's four
children, Regina Laurence of
Rancho Sante Fe, Calif., Daisy
Scarborough of Bartow, Teresa
Staton of Wauchula and Roy
Barnett Jr. of Wauchula. He. is
also survived by his two daugh-
ters, Dorothy McClelland of
Tampa and Mary McClenithan
of Wauchula; 16 grandchildren;
21 great-grandchildren and three
great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held
on Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel,
Wauchula, with the Rev. W.D.
King officiating. Burial with mil-


itary honors provided by the
American Legion will follow in
the Wauchula Cemetery. The
family will receive friends
Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel



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ROY "RUSTY" BARNETT
Roy "Rusty" Bamett, 94, of
Wauchula, died Monday, Jan. 23,
2006 at home.
Born March 8, 1911 in
Washington D.C., he moved to
Wauchula July 4, 1912. He was a
plumber, volunteer fireman for
Hardee County, sold real estate and
a notary public. He also was a rural
mail carrier having retired in 1979
after 17 years of service. He served
in the Merchant Marines, was a
member of the Wauchula Elks
Lodge-and a fellowship member of
the Wauchula Moose Lodge serv-
ing several years as governor of the
Lodge. He was a Baptist.
Survivors include his wife, Exie
Barnett; the couple's four children,
Regina Laurence of Rancho Sante
Fe, Calif., Daisy Scarborough of
Bartow, Teresa Staton of Wauchula
and Roy Barnett Jr. of Wauchula;
two daughters, Dorothy
McClelland of Tampa and Mary
McClenithan of Wauchula; 16
grandchildren; 21 great-grandchil-
dren and three great-great-grand-
children.
Funeral services will be held on
'Friday, Jan. 27 at 10 a.m. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel, Wauchula,
with. the Rev. W.D. King officiat-
ing. Burial with military honors
provided by the American Legion
will follow in the Wauchula
Cemetery. The family will receive
friends Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at-
Robarts Family Garden Chapel
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MACK
DRISKELL
Mack Driskell, 65, of Bowling
Green, died Tuesday, Jan. 17,
2006, in Lakeland.
Born Jan. 14, 1941, in Dothan,
Ala., he had been a resident of
Bowling Green since 1960,:com-
ing from Alabama. He jwfnied
Driskell Fruit Harvesting,
attended the First United
Methodist Church of Bowling
Green, and was a veteran serving
in the Army National Guard.
Survivors include his wife,
Dian; mother, Ruth Driskell of
Bowling Green; one son,
Stephen of Bowling Green; two
brothers, Ronnie Driskell and
wife Pat of Wauchula and Rickey
of Wauchula; and two sisters, Jan'
Long of Bowling Green and
Reggie Gordon and husband
Greg of Wauchula.
Services were held at 10 a.m.
Saturday, Jan. 21, at the First
United Methodist Church of
Bowling Green with Pastor
Steve Polk and the Rev. Blake
Albritton officiating. Burial was
in Bowling Green Cemetery.
Visitation was Friday, 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel.



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WILLIE ARTHUR "GUMP'
VERY JR.
Willie Arthur "Gump" Ivery Jr.,
20, of Wauchula, died January 15,
2006 at Tampa General Hospital of
injuries sustained in an accidental
fire on Jan.8.
Born, Nov. 4, 1985 in Arcadia, he
had attended Hardee Senior High
School where he played football.
He was a member of the Will Duke
Road Church of Christ in
Wauchula.
.Survivors are his mother
Michelle Rivers; father and step-
mother, Willie Sr. and Barbara
Ivery; siblings CoRhonda McLeod,
Kevis White, Sophia Ivery,
Brittany Ivery Baker, Zarhria
Williams, Tony Ash, Aja Anderson
O'Neal, Jurial Ivery and Jariya
Camp; grandmothers Charlie Mae
Rivers Williams and Mary
Armstrong; great-grandmother
Elizabeth Faulk; and many aunts,
uncles, cousins and other relatives.
Memorial services were held
Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Mary
Armstrong home at 628 Peterson
St., Wauchula with Evangelist
Tommy Faulk officiating.
Funeral services were held
Sunday, Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. at the
Will Duke Road Church of Christ
with Brother Benjamin F. Daniels
officiating. Interment followed in
Magnolia Manor Cemetery,
Wauchula.
Hickson Funeral Home Inc
Fort Myers


JESSE W. ALBRITTON
Jesse "W. Albritton, 87, a
Bowling Green, died Jan. 22,2000
at home.
He was born Aug. 7, 1918 i
Wauchula and had been a residere
of Wauchula all of his life. He wa,
a rancher and farmer, and a Worl
War II veteran serving in the U.
Army.
He was preceded in death by o
son, Jesse "Buddy" Albritton an
one daughter, Georgia An
Albritton.
Survivors include his wife, Edn
one daughter, Thelma Hendrix an
husband Carol of Canton, Ga.; on
daughter-in-law, June Albritton o
Wauchula; three step-children; on
brother, George Albritton
Miami; two sisters, Ella M
Williams and husband Charles c
Bowling Green and Edith Willian
of Bowling Green; one brother-it
law, Earl Holland of Harde
County; two sisters-in-law, Hele
Albritton and Mary Lee Albrittofn'
eight grandchildren and several
great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.mr
Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Robart|
Family Garden Chapel with the
Rev. Laurence Williams officiating
Burial was in Paynes Creel
Cemetery. Visitation was 6-8 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Gooi
Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun 'Y
Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872.
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Wauchula in 1984. He was a
retired farm laborer.
Survivors include six sons,
Johnny Burns and wife Marie of
Sebring, David Burs and wife
Melissa of Sebring, Daniel
Burns and wife Amanda of
Wauchula and Jerry, Billy Ray
and Ralph Burns, all. of
Tennessee; four daughters; Carol
Burns and husband David of
Cape Coral, Martha Burns and
husband Adam of Arcadia, Ruby
Burns and husband Kevin of
Michigan and Rosa Burns of
Palmdale; and 39 grandchildren.
Visitation is Saturday, Jan. 28
from 1-2 p.m. at Robarts Family
Garden Chapel. Services are at 2
p.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey
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Amelia Marie Burns, '57, of
Wauchula, died Jan. 10, 2006, in
Sarasota.
-- Sthe % as born Sept.'5,"1948'ifT
Alton, Ill., and. came' "to
WaucTitia in"" 1984 'from
Dyersburg, Tenn. She was a
retired farm laborer.
Survivors include her husband,
Jimmie burns; three sons,
Johnny Burs and wife Maiie of
Sebring, David Bums and wife
Melissa of Sebring; and Daniel
Burns and wife Amanda of
Wauchula; four daughters, Carol
Burns and husband David of
Cape Coral, Martha Burns and
husband Adam of Arcadia, Ruby
Burns and husband Kevin of
Michigan, and Rosa Burns of
Palmdale; one brother, Dean
"Sonny" Grizle of LaBelle; and
35 grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 14 at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel with visi-
tation 1-2 p.m. Burial,.was in
Wauchula Cemetery.


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CHARLES C.
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Charles C. Aeby, 86, of
SWauchula, died Jan. 15, 2006 at
'home.
He was born Feb. 6, 1919 in
Brooklyn, Ark., and had been a
resident of Wauchula for about
20 years, coming from Ohio. He
retired from Kaiser Aluminum in
Ohio, was a member of The
American Legion Post 0085 in
Newark, Ohio, and was a World
War II veteran serving in the U.S.
Navy.
Survivors include four sons,
Charles E. Aeby of Weeki
Wachee, and Robert Lee Aeby,
Lonnie Earl Aeby and Johnny
Ray Aeby, all of Newark, Ohio;
one sister, Jenny May Roberts of
Jonesboro, Ark.; and 13 grand-
children.
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JESSE W.
ALBRITTON
Jesse W. Albritton, 87, of
Bowling Green, died Jan. 22,
2006 at home.
He was born Aug. 7, 1918 in
Wauchula and had been a resi-
dent of Wauchula all of his life,
He was a rancher and farmer, and
a World War II veteran serving in
the U.S. Army.
He was preceded in death by
one son, Jesse "Buddy" Albritton
and, one daughter, Georgia Ann
Albritton.
Survivors include his wife,
Edna; one daughter, Thelma
Hendrix and husband Carol of
Canton, Ga.; one daughter-in-
law, June Albritton of Wauchula;
three step-children; one brother,
George Albritton of Miami; two
sisters, Ella Mae Williams and
husband Charles of Bowling
Green and Edith Williams of
Bowling Green; one brother-in-
law, Earl Holland of Hardee
County; two sisters-in-law,
Helen Albritton and Mary Lee
Albritton; eight grandchildren
and several great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 25 at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel with the
Rev. Laurence Williams officiat-
ing. Burial was in Paynes Creek
Cemetery. Visitation was 6-8
p.m.
Memorials may be made to
Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418
Sun 'N Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL
333872.



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January 26, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5A



Hardee Wildcat Soccer Hosts Playoffs


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Winning has become a habit the
Hardee Wildcat soccer teams hopes
to parlay into district competition
wins this week.
The Cats host the 4A-10 soccer
Playoffs this week. They began at
Wildcat Stadium on Tuesday
evening with a pair of games and
continue through Friday's district
championship game.
First-round games on Tuesday
pitted the fourth-seeded Sebring
Blue Streaks with a 2-15-5 overall
record against the fifth-seeded
Braden River Pirates with a 1-13-1
overall record. Sebring ended 2-5-3
in district games and Braden River
was 1-8-1.
At 7:30 Tuesday Hardee took the
field against Avon Park. The Red
Devils, seeded sixth, had a 1-12-1
overall record and were 1-8-1 in
district games. Hardee beat Avon
Park twice during the season and
finished with an 11-8-1 overall
record and 6-3-1 in the district. Its
lone tie was 1-1 against Sebring.
The playoffs continued to the
semi-finals on Wednesday evening.
The winner of the Avon Park-
Hardee game opened at 5 p.m.
against the second-seeded
Palmetto, which finished 11-3-3
overall and 8-1-1 in District 10
action.
At 7:30 Wednesday the winner of
the Sebring-Braden River game
had to tackle the top-seed, DeSoto,
which carries a 12-2-1 overall
record to earn the top seed, tying
Palmetto with an 8-1-1 district
record.
The district championship game
is Friday night at 6 p.m. with the
winners of the Wednesday games
vying to decide which is district
champ and which is district runner-
up.
The Hardee boys continued the
win streak they started before the
Christmas holidays when they won
3-1 over Frostproof on Dec. 16.
Luis Reyes and Alberto "Chico"
Rodriguez scored in the first half
and added a second-half goal by
Rodriguez on a pass from team-
mate Pablo Anselmo.
Play resumed Jan. 9 with a four-
game home streak. In the opener,
Hardee took control in a 7-2 win
over Fort Meade, which scored the
first pair of goals. Reyes and senior
Tony LeCocq responded to make it
2-2' at halftime: Reyes, Rodriguez,
Jose Alonso, Jose "Moose"
Salvador and LeCocq added sec-
ond-half goals as the Wildcats
shared the ball.
Next was the Jan. 12 game
against Mulberry, the first time the
Cats have beaten the Panthers in
five games. "It was the most explo-
sive game this year," elated coach
Ron Kline declared.
The Panthers scored first, but
Anselmo and Rodriguez got back-
to-back goals a minute apart.
Mulberry got another score mid-
way through the first period. Reyes
and LeCocq got two more and
Mulberry another to put the Cats up
4-3. Reyes and Rodriguez scored
late in the period to put Hardee up
6-3 at the half. Each team got a pair
of goals in the second half.
Rodriguez finished with four
scores. "He played great. The refer-
ees told us it was the most action-
packed game they had seen all
year," concluded Kline.
Hardee ran into stiff opposition
on Jan. 13 when it hosted Lakeland
Santa Fe in a 3-1 loss. "It was hard
to maintain momentum. Luis




Obituaries

DORIS V. HILLIARD
Doris V. Hilliard, 77, of Zolfo
Springs, died Wednesday, Jan. 11,
2006 at Florida Hospital Sebring.
She was born June 1, 1928 in
Dumfries, Va. She was a resident of
this area for 15 years, coming here
from Petesburg, W. Va. She was a
member of Triangle Baptist
Church.
Survivors are her husband of 59
years Rosco; three sons, Fred
Lamar Hilliard of Radford, Va.,
Charles Ambrose Hilliard and wife
Kandy of Stafford, Va., and Rosco
Addison Hilliard and wife Debbie
of Wauchula; three daughters,
Barbara Joan Whitt and husband
Bill of Kinsale, Va.; Karen O'Peny
Martin and husband James of
Sebring, and Vivian Jean Upchurch
and husband Rodney of Dumfries,
Va.; one sister, Joann Dent and her


husband Charlie of Dumfries, Va.;
nine grandchildren and one great-
grandchild.,
The funeral wa held in Dale City,
Va. under the direction of Mount
Castle Funeral Home.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula
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PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON


Alberto "Chico" Rodriguez plans his strategy as he dribbles the ball.


Pablo Anselmo turns back upfield after getting ball past opposing goalie.


(Reyes), got our only goal. They
have mostly tall upperclassmen,
11 seniors and only three freshmen
while we have two seniors and
seven freshmen," commented
Kline. ,
Hardee got back in the win col-
umn with a 1-0 victory at home
over Frostproof on Jan. 16. "It was
a defensive .struggle. Chico
(Rodriguez) had the only goal.
Injuries had taken their toll. Pablo
(Anselmo) went down in the
Mulberry game. Our only goal'
stood up for the win," said Kline.
Last Tuesday, the Cats played it
Bartow and won 3-2. "We had scor-
ing from Andrew Cisneros 21 min-
utes into the game. It was a nice
header on a- pass -from Chico
. Rodriguez,"-n :reported, Kline.
B-att6w scor&;f6ur- minutes later,
but Salvador added another Wildcat
tally a few minutes later to put
Hardee up 2-1 at halftime. Bartow
evened the score just 90 seconds
into the second half. Reyes scored
the tie-breaker and gam6 winner
about 10 minutes later.
In the season finale on Jan. 19,
LeCocq scored. the only Wildcat
goal. When Lake Region added a
pair of goals in the second half for
a 5-1 advantage, Hardee substituted
to get some more varsity time for
the younger players. "Although we
did not win this game, everybody
played ahd I felt it was a good tune-
up against a harder team to prepare
for our upcoming district oppo-
nents.
"Overall, we have won four out
of six games since Christmas and I
think we are better prepared that if
we had scheduled fewer games or
weaker opponents. One thing I
know for sure is that our boys sure
can run with the best of them. Now
we just need to put the goals in the
net and try to advance in the district
playoffs as far as we can," conclud-
ed Kline.
Hardee girls had a quick exit
from their district playoffs last
week. Seeded fifth, the Lady
Wildcats faced. fourth-seeded
DeSoto, a team they had tied and
lost to by one goal during the regu-
lar season.
The Jan. 17 quarterfinal game
"turnedrout to be a nail-biter to the
end," said first-year coach Rob
Beatty. DeSoto scored the 6ne goal
of the game with 3.5 minutes left
for the 1-0 victory.
Hardee had multiple opportuni-
ties with 10 shots on goal, and after
a comer kick with about five min-
utes left, nearly pulled off a go-
ahead goal. Karissa Manchester put
together five shots on goal, all great
attempts. Roxana Torres had two or
three good shots. She normally has
played defensively for us, but real-
ly helped us generate offensive ball
movement. Cynthia Briseno and
Ramona Campos each added a shot
attempt. All these shots had legiti-
mate chances for scores," noted
Beatty.
"On the other end of the field,
goalie Heather McKinney had nine
saves for the night. Helping on
defense with strong efforts were
Ashley Islas, Mandy Cornelius,
Christina Badillo and Daisy
Escoto. Mandy and Daisy both took
hard falls during the game and
showed real toughness to bounce
back and continue solid play,"
added Beatty.
Seniors Manchester, Torres,
McKinney, Azucena Miranda and
Vanessa Hollon were in their final


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Soph Luis Reyes knocks the ball in for a score in a recent game.
high school game. Expected back Velasco, Lori Chavez, Marce close loss, there is disappointment,
next season are juniors Melissa Ramirez, Lucy Ruiz, Melissa but the girls and I feel good about
Hollon, Islas, Badillo, Cornelius Banda and Escoto. the effort we put forth. Our record
and Campos, sophs Luisa Gonzales "The girls played with a tremen- doesn't reflect the gains we have
and Esmeralda Martinez, and fresh- dous amount of heart tonight. Even made this season," concluded
men Esna Francisco, Veronica though we lost, and with such a Beatty.
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Work Hours: 7:00dm 5:30pm Work Days: Monday Thursday
This is work maintaining the state highway system and right-of-'
way; such as pothole patching, flagging traffic, repairing road
shoulders, driving dump trucks, picking up trash/garbage, etc.
Performs light maintenance and servicing work in connection with
any type of equipment operated. Required to have CDL Class B
License or Permit.
Apply on-line via the People First (1-877-562-7287) by completing
a State of Florida online job application at www.myflorida.com by
5pm EST closing date or call 863-993-4634.
CLOSING DATE: 2/6/06 cli:26-2:2c.


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132 FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@mail.southflorida.edu
SOUTH FLORIDA www.southflorida.edu
COMMUNITY COLLEGE
FACULTY POSITIONS
Auto Collision Repair & Refinishing*
Dental Education*
: .' .' Nursing** .
*Application deadline: 5 p.m., Friay, March 3, 2006.
** Open until filled.
Positions filled subject to budget availability.
Full-time positions at SFCC offer competitive salaries and comprehen-
sive benefit packages including retirement, health & life insurance, and
sick leave. Application forms and detailed position announcements are
available in Human Resources, Building.I (Avon Park), at any SFCC
campus/center, and on our web site.
SFCC IS AN EQUAL ACCESS/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY INSTITUTION
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LAMBERT R
REALTY INC. I
402 South 6th Avenue,
Wauchula, FL 33873
DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker E
Buyers Available -
REDUCED! 15 acres cleared pasture with small barn
and 3B/lBth home; large oaks, paved road frontage.
$400,000.
BE THE FIRST TO SEE this 4B/1.5Bth home located
on nice lot in convenient area. Listed at $160,000.
NEW LISTING BE THE FIRST TO SEE this
3B/2Bth Brick home on 17 acres; beautiful ceramic tile
floors, fireplace, a cook's dream kitchen and much
more; entrance has satellite gate and alarm system.
,$485,000.
NEWLY RENOVATED INSIDE AND OUT! 3B/lBth,
frame with brick front, ceramic tile floors, some furni-
ture 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!
This home is completely furnished and ready for occu-
pancy! 2B/lBth, 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; reduced to $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 furniture
included. See today! $135,000.
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 fam-
ily or retirement. $150,000.


WJL M O*
OPPoitrUEITY


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038 Charlotte Terrell
E-mail:lambertdl@earthlink.net
We Need Your Listings'
SECLUDED AREA! This 4B/2Bth home has 1732
square feet; lovely setting nice oaks; not far from
town. $265,000.
CUSTOM BUILT 3B/2Bth HOME- built in 2003 on 2.5
acres; too many extras to list. $350,000.
PERFECT HOMESITE! 15 acres in beautiful location
- great investment. Call for details.' $17,500 per acre.
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!
40 Acres of native pasture; paved road frontage; nice
scattered oaks. $800,000.
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.
Excellent location for this 20 acre tract; can be divided
for home sites; Call for details.
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.
Plenty of wildlife on this 7.5 acre tract, convenient loca-
tion; excellent home sites. $150,000.
Beautiful, native 5 acres with large oaks, fronts o4
Hampton Road, excellent home site, just minutes from
town. $140,000.


www.lambertrealty.net
SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON...............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ...............781-2413
ASSOCIATE: MIKEY-COLDING.................781-1698
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK..........781-1226
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL......781-6971


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Classifieds


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 Street, Wauchula. 1:12tfc


HELP WANTED
FAMILY CASE MANAGER
Kids Hope United provides support services for abused/neglected chil-
dren and their families for Central Florida counties. We have case-
worker positions available in Sebring and Mulberry locations. Must
have a BA in Social Work or related field or non-related degrees will
be considered if related exp. Child Protection Professional Cert pre-
ferred. Competitive salary ($32,000 $38,000), benefit package, excel-
lent paid time off.
DFWP/EEO
Forward resume and salary history HR, 407-386-3499 or
floridajobs@kidshopeunited.org. cd:19-2:9c


HELP WANTED
ESE/Transition Specialist
Needed for year-round middle and high school in girl's juvenile
justice program in Bowling Green. Duties include writing IEP's,
scheduling students, substituting for absent teachers, etc. JESE
certification preferred or other teacher certification with willing-
ness to seek ESE certification. $32,500 with 50 paid days off
annually and excellent benefits.
Fax resume to A. Briseno at 863-375-2017
or e-mail to HSAINCHR@aol.com EOE/DFWP cl:26c


Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.

"Where a Job Can Become a Career"
Our New Starting Rate of Pay is $9.00 PER HOUR
We are currently accepting applications for the fol-
lowing positions:

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

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

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

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

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

FINR offers an excellent benefit package, is an EOE
arid a Drug Free Workplace. If you are interested in
joining a fast growing company, please stop by
1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL to fill out an
application, fax resume to 863-773-2041 or e-mail
to aniettedhr@finr.net. c112:15,c


WANTED MATURE BOOKKEEPER live
on estate. Must have valid drivers
license. Call 863-634-7552 or 863-763-
5321. 11:3tfc
POSITIONS AVAILABLE IMMEDIATE-
LY: Cashier, stock, and daily cleaning
persons. Full or part-time, Duette
Country Store. Intersection of SR62 &
CR39, Manatee County. Call Lenora at
(941) 776-1097. 7:21tfc


i; Fill Dirt


Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


SECRETARIAL POSITION AVAIL-
ABLE: Excellent communication, com-
puter and office skills required.
Employment applications at 126 West
Main St., Wauchula. 1:26p
RECEPTIONIST NEEDED for general
office duties including filing, answer-
ing multi-line phone, and greeting
customers. Please fax resume to
(863) 773-3379. 1:26c


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Driveways/Culverts


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Zolfo Springs
Mobile: (941) 456-6507


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
863-735-1361! cl:12-26c


Sales Yard Customer Service Assistant

We are seeking a customer service employee for our
sales- yard located in Qna, FL.
The candidate desired will be responsible for the loading of
customer purchases onto company owned as well as customer
vehicles in a safe and timely manner with accuracy.
The successful candidate will have the ability to follow both
written and verbal communications with accuracy. They will
need to have good people skills as they will be working with
the most important person, our customers. The ideal candidate
will have prior experience with the safe operation of forklifts
Sand wheeled loader lifts, and their daily maintenance.
"Thi' s p6f o'A als~ iasists with 'r treatment plants prodiictioni
withtihe movement of materials into and away from the plant,
or any other task assigned.
Applicant must be able to lift or maneuver heavy objects.
The work week is Monday-Friday 7:00 am-5:00 pm.
Uniforms are provided, health insurance is available, and
retirement program after qualified time.
Apply in Person Only:
Florida Fence Post Company, Inc,
Post Office Box 645
Ona, Florida 33865 '
EOE/Drug Free Workplace
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DRIVER NEEDED for flatbed truck sod
deliveries. CDL, 2 yrs. exp., clean
record required. Call Ben at T&B Turf.
727-638-1852. 1:19-2:16p
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT NEED-
ED with Quickbooks and Microsoft
Excel experience. Please fax resume
to (863) 773-3379. 1:26c
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.
1:12tfc


WOOD FRAME HOUSE, Wauchula, 5
BR/2 BA, on large lot, $60,000. 781-
3090 or 375-4440. 1:26c


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LOST: REWARD! Small solid brown
female terrier. Last seen Altman Road.
Has small hernia. Call 767-0488.
1:26p
FOUND: Small, young female dog
Friday night between Hwy. 17 and
McDonald's area. 773-0736. 1:26nc
Delaware's state insect is the
ladybug.


SI Shell

GILLIARD FILL DIRT, INC.


Bill Hill Tax Time!
Owner Bring your refund here! We offer 20% OFF for cash!
Largest selection in Hardee County!

We will not be undersold! We guarantee it! I


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An Independent Owned a Operated Member o Codwek Bankw Red Estate CorpOaton


HOME WITH A HEARTH, feel
through the winter months in
home. Fenced yard, screen
more. $138,500.
PRIME DEVELOPMENT PROP
hood area and close to Wauc
PRICED TO SELL, Mobile Ho
HWY 17 COMMERCIAL PROP
ings. $389,900.
LAKE FRONTAGE ON LAKE IS
home has an attached 1 be
$599,999.
AVION PALMS RESORT, Beau
with large screened porch.
Lane. 55 years or older. $69,
PARTIALLY REMODELED 3 bi
Riverview subdivision. New r
BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY 0
HWY 17 FRONTAGE, Bowlin
tlon. $249,900.
210 1st Ave. in Wauchula.
1430 sq ft with central air.
$129,900.


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873


Gary Dblatorre Broker

(863) 773-2122
FAX (863) 773-2173


AFTER HOURS CALL:
Donna Steffens, Associate 781-3627
Jerry Carlton, Associate 375-2887
Richard Dasher, Associate 773-0575
Dane Hendry, Associate 381-2769


Donna Steffens


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
the warmth of the fireplace SOUTH OF ZOLFO SPRINGS
this 3 bedroom, 2 bath CB 4 bedroom, 2 bath with central air and heat. New roof.
id porch, central AC/H and 1,680 sq ft of living area. Priced right at only $182,500.

PERTY Exclusive neighbor- 311 RIVERSIDE DRIVE, 3 bedrooms, 2 bath CB home.
chula city limits. $350,000. $129,900.
me on 5 acres $75,000. WOODED 6.6 ACRE TRACT building site for convention-
DERTY 1.76 acres with build- al home or mobile hor)e. $118,800.
SERENE SURROUNDINGS 3 bedroom, 2 bath MH on 8
SIS. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath acres. Large barn and more. $195,000.
bedroom, 1 bath apartment. -
PRICE REDUCED, OWNER SAYS SELL this 3B 1B home
~tifu~ harot Park on South 7th Avenue, Wauchula. Fenced back yard.
titful 40' Chariot Park Model
Faces North on Coconut Great condition and location. $94,500.
900.
-- NICE QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD, 2 bedrooms, 1 bath with
edroom, 2 bath home in large lot. $55,000.
roof and more. $110,000.---
5 ACRES Close to schools. F-R zoning. $200,000.
)R INVESTMENT PROPERTY
g Green north. Great loca- 214 1st Ave. in Wauchula. 2 bedroom, 2 bath wood-
frame house. 1372 sq ft with central air. New windows,
4 bedroom, 2 bath duplex. hardwood floors, and roof. $119,000.
New roof, tile, and carpet. T
WOODED TRACT 5 acres in Zolfo Springs. $80,000.


Home of Hardee County's Best Sales Team!

Wauchula Wauchula Hills
505 N. 6th Ave.
(across from First National Bank) Corner of Hwy 17 & Rea Rd
SMaria 773-6667 SE AIA EsrPii 773-2011


We need listings We have qualified buyers!
Member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service.


Look for us at Mid-FloridaHomes.com
WE SELL HUD HOMES, CALL US FOR LISTINGS


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PT RETAIL MERCHANDISER, large
greeting card company, seeking mer-
chandiser for Wauchula area. Daytime
hours, 10-15 hrs per week, $7.50 per
hour. Please visit
www.hiringedge.com job code
116315. 1:26p


&ICHA^F.
CHEIPOMEIER

SM r e R s IN c License #CGC1506478
Michael E. Scheipsmeier P.O. Box 493
CEO Wauchula, FL 33873
michael@MSBuildersinc.com 863.773.3304 Office
863.773.3305 Fax
863.781.3222 Direct
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P.T. & F.T. TELLER WANTED
Ideal candidate is courteous, enthusias-
tic, sales oriented and computer literate.
Excellent salary & benefit package.

Apply in person:
S Big Lake National Bank
202 N 6th Ave, Wauchula
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18' AWNING FOR RV, hardware
included, $75. 1-937-546-5513 or 1-
937-546-5512. 1:26p
45' CARGO BOXES, excellent condi-
tion. Asking $2500. Call 735-1144.
1:26c
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
14' EXTRA WIDE JON BOAT, new
25hp Mercury motor, trolling motor
and all accessories, $4500 OBO. 990-
9008. 1:26p
5' CULTURED MARBLE bathroom
countertop (white) with molded sink,
$150. Call 735-2418. 1:26p
LIKE NEWI Power chair, $2000. Call
773-4030 after 6 p.m. 1:26p


1987 12'X34' PARK MODEL w/10'x34'
FL room, extra nice, completely fur-
nished. Crystal Lake Village, 2468
Apple Blossom. (419) 651-7295.
1:26p
1997 DOUBLE-WIDE, 3 BR/ 2 BA,
large front porch, on 2.5 acres, east of
Wauchula, very nice, $98,000. 781-
3090 or 375-4440. 1:26c
28x72 DOUBLE WIDE PALM HAR-
BOR, 3 or 4 bedrrom, 2 bath on pri-
vate road out in the country also
28x26 workshop on 2.22 acres, 3
miles east of town, $179,000. Call 863-
767-0437 or 863-781-4573.
1:12-2:9p


BOWLING GREEN QUIC LU

5105 N. HWy 17 Bowling GreenA
5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green

OU6 IASAREO ALEVRDY


Open:
Mon Sat
8:00 5:00
375-4461
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* We repair most.
American cars
* Full time mechanic
* We are license
and insured!
Reg #MV-40625


B lEspino
'Auto Technician


sRealtor '
I220 N. 6th Avenue
EUA MOWauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net

SPECIAL OF THE WEEK
**Spacious Home 3BR/2BA CB home with 2 efficiencies great
for live in mom, dad or college student. Each efficiency has a bed-
room, bath, kitchen, living area and AC. What more could you ask
for. Home is on large corner lot with well maintained landscaping.
MLS #179845. Asking $250,000.


Ft. Meade Special 3BR/1BA,
Central Air & Heat on dead end
street, nice size lot and location.
Call today for more details. MLS
#180891.
Great Starter Home at an afford-
able price Very well maintained
1996 mobile home on .43 acres of
land. 4 BR/2BA, 1,344 sq. ft. of
living area, central air & heat and
spacious back deck. Asking
$85,000.
120 Acres Premium Grove and
Pasture Land Property located
in southeastern Hardee County.
Great homesite or ranch location.
Improved land all fenced in with
well maintained drainage. Being
offered at $2,415,740.


146 Acres for $5,500 An Acre
Beautiful land in Ft. Meade near
the Lake Buffum area.
Excellent Location & Great Home
- 3 BR/2BA CB home with
approximately 2,200 sq. ft. of liv-
ing area and a 2 car garage.
Located just west of Wauchula on
10 acres. Close to schools, shop-
ping and downtown. Home has
new roof, new insulation, new stuc-
co and fresh paint. Take a look at it
today call for your appointment.
Asking $469,900.


Old Florida at it's Best Spacious
secluded home located off Murphy
Road in South Eastern Hardee
County. 7.5 acres surrounded by
Florida Native woodlands, Stock
Pond, several outbuildings and
uniquely built dog pens. This is def-
initely a MUST SEE TO APPRE-
CIATE. ALL THIS FOR ONLY
$399,000.
This really is a great investment
opportunity 2 CB Duplexes = 4
Rental Opportunities. Very well
maintained on nice quiet nieghbor-
hood. Buy one or both. Being
offered at $157,000 Per Duplex.


Land Listing in Zolfo Springs 5
acres fronting Sasser Road with
pond. Great for residential con-
struction or mobile home. Asking
$92,500.
5 Acres Fronting Kazen Road -
Ready for new home construction.
Minor Restricitions. Asking
$110,000.
Large Corner Lot 3 BR/2BA
Large Frame home within
Wauchula city limits. Lots of poten-
tial. Asking $205,000.
Seller Motivated 5 Acre Tract -
Located approximately 4 miles east
of Wauchula on ,the corner of
Bailey and Main. Good location for
New Home Construction or Mobile
Home. Asking $110,000.


Noey Flores John Freeman Amanda Mishoe Steve Lanier Lisa Douglas

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

WE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours............863-773-2840


Lawrence A. Roberts................863)
Noey Adam Flores (863)
John Freeman (863)
Amanda Mishoe (863)
Steve Lanier (863)
Lisa Douglas (863)


773-9256
781-4585
773-6141
781-3587
559-9392
781-3247


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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



FREE PIT BULL and Curr puppies to
good home. 735-2603. 1:26nc
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 PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
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12 WEEK OLD JACK RUSSELL male.
White/brown on ears and tail. 1st
shots and health certificate. 781-1207
after 5 p.m. 1:26p
FERRETT WITH cage and toys. 863-
263-1496. 1:26p
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A GOOD
watch dog that would make a nice
family pet? Come on down to All
Creatures Animal Hospital, we have 3
older dogs in need of a good home.
Contact us at 773-9215. 1:19-26c





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


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


Sandy Larrison
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
REMINDER: March 1st is the deadline for filing homestead and
greenbelt exemptions. Please go by the Hardee County Property
Appraiser's office to sign up.


NEW LISTING 8.5 ac. pasture
close in to Wauchula on paved
road. $106,250!
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! $85,000!
Residential lot in Frostproof
ready for your home. This
50'x330' lot is priced at $11,500!
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!
RFA TTOR ASsd6lA
KENNY SANDERS.........781-0153
RICK KNIGIT.:.-...-....773-2472
MONICA REAS.........773-9609


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U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOLUT


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 in E&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!.
Country living in this 3 BR, 1
bath home sitting on 0.9 ac.
Just east of town $150,000.
Remodeled inside. Nice lot with
room to grow!
18 acs. prime development.
South side of Bowling Green.
Future land use is Highway
Mixed Use. $622,000!
Only one 10 ac. tract left!
Located in western Hardee Co
with some deed restrictions. If
you want peaceful living, this is
the spot. $85,000!
19.83 acs. on Alderman Rd, Ft.
Green. Would make a nice
homesite. $15,000/ac!
kTIVAFTUR HOURS .
DAVID ROYAL...........781-3490
SANDY LARRISON.......832-0130
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ATTENTIONI 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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SPECIAL TERMS: $50,000 down.
Owner's animals and storage area
remain on property. Hurricane home
with apartment, 17 acres. $200,000
Firm. 954-629-4486. 1:26p
DUPLEX NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS 30 mi. West of Asheville, near
1-40. Upper unit 2 br, 2 bath, lower
unit i br, 1 bath. Excellent for two
family members, .or can be used as
mother-in-law apt. 2400 sq. ft. total.'
$239,000. Call George at 863-773-
4391 to arrange for appt. to see.
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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. 1:12-2:23



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



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. 1:26p


JME SRA LTY, INC.









PRICE REDUCED! 804 W Palmetto St, Wauchula. Beautifully restored
vintage home. Main house has 2 BR, 2 baths, hardwood floors, gas fire-
place, 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 quar-
ters or one BR, 1 bath apartment. Double garage! Listed for only
$235,000!
BIG PRICE REDUCTION! On Lake Placid! Beautiful lake home at 3279
Placid View Drive. Fully furnished 2BR, 2 BA in main house. 1 BR, 1 BA
in guest quarters. 2CHAC units. Security system. New Smithbuilt shed.
"AS IS" $600,000 firm.
3 BR/2 BA cedar home on approximately 1.52 acres. Beautiful home with
many upgrades. Listed for $295,000.
3BRI1-1/2BA House and 10 acres, near town on a paved road. Asking
$250,000!
76 ac near Wauchula with paved road frontage. Zoned FR-1.
Development potential! Listed at $25,000 per acre!
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!
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!
Good home sites on paved road! Three 5-ac. tracts on Parnell Road.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
83 ac. close to golf course and town. Frontage on two County roads.
Currently zoned FR-1. $20,000'per acre.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY! Large corner parcel on new Northbound
US 171 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!

WE WANT YOUR LISTINGS!
CALL OUR OFFICE TODAY!
www.jimseerealty.com


James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Brokel
,, Sales Associates
121 (after hours) IR
Mary Rollins (863) 773-9673 Robert Jones (863) 781-1423
Ben Gibson (941) 737-2800 John H. Gross (863) 273-1017
Joseph F. Smith (863) 781-1851 Tanya Dubberly (863) 781-3069
Bruce E. Shackelford (941) 725-1358
We are a member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing
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Avon Park, FL 33825
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COMMUNITY COLLEGE


DENTAL ASSISTING INSTRUCTOR
Immediate opening. Full-time faculty position to teach in SFCC's Dental
Assisting program. Bachelor's degree (or current enrollment in a bac-
calaureate program) required. Extensive experience as a Dental
Assistant or Dental Hygienist experience required; related teaching
experience preferred. Must be a Certified Dental Assistant. Must be com-
petent in basic computer skills. Competitive salary and benefits. Open
until filled.
Application forms are available in Human Resources, Building I (Avon
Park), at any SFCC satellite center or on our web site.
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WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 1:26c
2 BR/1 B APT. $650 monthly, first and
last months rent required plus
deposit. (863) 773-0100 between 8
and 3. 1:26tfc



PROFESSIONAL WALL PAPER hang-
er. 15 years experience. Free esti-
mates. 863-735-0182 or 863-781-0565.
1:26-2:23p
PRESSURE WASHING PLUS
Commercial/ Residential. Office build-
ings. Houses. Mobile Homes.
Driveways. Insured. Call Blair 863-
781-5533. 1:26-2:23p


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



Bart Barton 781-0551 David Terrell 781-0536
Realtor cfrgr@earthlink.net Realtor Associate
40 ac. Wooded Country Estate with beautiful 2 story home, corian countertop 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 wellsw/microjet. Lots of
road fmtg. $14,000 per ac.
57 ac. total. 38 ac citrus w/2wells, microjet and 19 ac. in woods $14,000 per ac.
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. Green 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. cl1:12tfc


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*Commercial Lot on Carlton Street 90x120. Call today! $110,000.
*REDUCED: 3/2 Home built in 2004 on 5 beautiful acres. Open floor
plan, high ceilings, front and back porches with great views. Great
location. $349,900.
*REDUCED: 3 BR, 2 Bath home. Lots of storage bldgs. 20 ac. bear-
ing citrus grove. Close to Manatee County. $489,900.
*'~pots Available ', 2, 510, 20+ acre Building Tracts in Hardee
County.
*Briarwood. Beautiful 3/2 with den. Formal sitting room, 10 ft. ceil-
ings, open floor plan, 2 car garage, beautiful lot. Deed restricted.
$349,900.
*Nice'3/2 or 2/2 with guest quarters. Zoned for Duplex, 2 complete
kitchens. Completely remodeled, 2 car garage and storage buildings.
$179,900.
S67.ac. beautiful woods and pasture. Within 1/2 mile of college, Best
Western, and projected growth area. 600 ft. from Peace River.
$15,000 per acre.
S3 BR house on 15.71 Acres. Crewsville Area. $355,000 with adjoin-
ing 20 acres for $200,000. ll:26c


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Classifieds-


2 BR/1 BA, concrete block home, cot-
tage-style, big yard. st/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.
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ATTENTION The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the 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


GULF COAST TRACTOR SERVICE.
Grading, fill, shell drives, bush hog
mowing. Tyler Belflower (941) 270-
2573. 1:26p
POLK PAINTING, Interior, exterior,
free estimates, licensed and insured.
Mike Thomas at 863-412-9169.
1:19-3:16p
LAWN CARE & LANDSCAPE service.
Commercial and residential, insured,
locally owned and operated. Free
Estimates. Call My Florida Landscape
Service 863-832-2102. 1:19-3:23p
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday.
nights 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Friday and Saturday
nights 7 p.m. at First Methodist
Church, Corner of Grape & Church
St., Bowling Green.
7:18tfc
LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc


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


New Listing: 3BR/1BA. Very nice home in Zolfo. Central H/A, appli-
ances, vinyFsiding with metal roof. $115,000.
5 secluded acres with fishing pond. 3BR/2B 1990 M/H tin roof with
wood siding. Includes all appliances. $119,500.
2.10 acres parcel in Pioneer Acres. $30,000.
10 acres prime property close to Wauchula. $23,000 per acre.
Approximately 40 acres. Call for information.


We Have Buyers!


We Need Listings!


Topsy See, broker Vanette See, associate
Or e-mail us at: TSEEREALESTATE@yahoo.com 1:26c


Hiring Immediately
Central Florida Health Care, Inc.

Avon Park Center
LPN with valid FL License.

Perinatal Outreach Worker Provide OB intake,
hospital outreach, perform standard nursing skills.
Computer literate, good oral and written communica-
tion skills, travel to other centers. LPN with valid FL
License. Prefer 1 year hospital, medical/surgical expe-
rience.

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, pension plan.
Corporation pays for LTD & life insurance. Send Resume to:
CFHC, 950 CR 17A West, Avon Park, FL, 33825,'Fax # (863)
452-3011. EOE/DFW. c11:26c



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U.S. Hwy. 17
Bowling Green
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IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-3109. Several
weekly meetings. tfc
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NEED A WELL \R HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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CENTRAL PUMP & IRRIGATION, INC.,
(863) 773-6259. Services include aer-
ators, house pumps, new installation
& repair on yard systems. 5:26tfc
MOBILE HOME SPECIALIST:
Refurbishing, painting, vinyl. We do it
all. 863-767-1263. 1:26p
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
C&P CONSTRUCTION. Demolition, fill
dirt, tree removal, stump removal,
dragline, track hoe, land clearing,
shell, clay, top soil, loader, bulldozer,
dump trucks. 735-2415. 1:19tfc
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


FATHER AND TWO SONS looking for
land to lease for deer hunting. Call
James (863) 557-0257 or (863) 294-
5703. 1:26-2:23p


FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8-?, 417 S.
Florida Ave. Antiques, books, house-
hold goods and house for sale. 1:26p


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317 SHELTON AVENUE Saturday, 8
a.m. ? Toys, toddler bed, clothes,
baby stuff, household items. 863-263-
1496. 1:26p
SATURDAY: 9-12, Lazy Acres RV Park.
Parkwide Sale. 1:26c
3 FAMILY FRI. & SAT. 5 1/2 miles east
of Wauchula. Turn left on Cracker
Lane, then turn right on Seminole Trail
4540. 1 riding mower, 2 push mowers,
too much to list. 1:26p
2984 HICKORY COURT, Zolfo
Springs. Piano, desk, changing table,
bookcase, lamps and more. Saturday
Only! 1:26p
SATURDAY 8 a.m.-? Hwy. 17 at
Bowling Green Storage Shed. 1:26p
MOVING SALE: Saturday, 7-2, 4820
Highway 64 West in Ona. 1:26p
THURS. & FRI. Hwy. 66. 2 1/2 miles.
Baby Crib, etc. 1:26p
BIG MOVING SALE! Lots of antiques.
Everything must go! Friday &
Saturday 10 a.m. Corner of Hwy. 17 &
62. 1:26c
FRIDAY, SATURDAY 2 1/2 miles east
of Bowling Green on County Line Rd.
Nice clothes, all sizes and misc.
1:26p


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Every Friday, Saturday,
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*Restrooms
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NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from $453 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity
AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
2, 3 y 4 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Viernes de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $453 + utilidades
Apartamentos designados para los encapacitados y desabilitados.
Intalarse es restrict a un miembro de familiar que reciban cl 50% o mas de
Ingreso grueso annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Iqual Oportunidades de Viviendas
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10A The Herald-Advocate, January 26, 2006


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
The Hardee County School Board will hold its regular session
today (Thursday) beginning at 4 p.m. in the Hardee Junior High
School media center, 200 S. Florida Ave., Wauchula. The following is a
synopsis of agenda topics that may be public interest.
-Workshop on growth management issues, 4 p.m.
-Regular meeting, discussion of the 2006-07 elementary school
attendance zones and the 2006-07 school calendar, 5 p.m.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County School Board for those who may
wish to plan to attend.


SAVING ON GASOLINE


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Jerry Rodgers, 61, of Wauchula is not affected by higher gaso-
line prices with his mode of transportation, a Schwin Beach
Cruiser bicycle. He is proud of his collection of stuffed animals,
which include teddy bears, a mouse, turtle and pink panther.








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


FOR LEASE


Convenience Store w/CITGO


diesel, located


on Hwy.


gas &

17 in


Wauchula. Call John Knightly or Bill

Burnett @ (813) 681-4279.
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PILKINGTON TREE SERVICE INC
Bobeat forvieo Tree Trimming
Complete Tree Removal

*FREE ESTIMATES*

(803)781-2089


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MOWING SERVICE
Jimmy & Tammy McNabb
r Licensed & Insured.
Office 863-735-2902 Cell 863-781-6703
Nextel 161*149209*3 Fax 863-735-0126
Specializing In
Lot Clearing Dirt Work
Fence Building Bush Hogging F
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Citrus Removal Land Clearing

Sbackhoc Work
Fond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Driyewa s pebble Rock, etc.




Shawn Rimes

(863) 781-0412 '
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Step Outdoors
With Michael Kelly


Saturday morning I fished in a small bass tournament at Lake Arbuckle
with several local anglers. The tournament was mainly for fun, but there
was a lot of friendly competition going on as well.
Fishing in the tournament were partners Chris Hanchey and Brandon
Sellers, Joe Mullins and Bruce Mullins from Fort Myers, Kevin White and
Jason Hay, Bob Mullins and Mike.Wells, both from Orlando, and myself
and partner Kellon Durrance.
My morning started early as Kellon and I left the house at 4:30 a.m.
We stopped and ate breakfast in Avon Park with Chris and Brandon and
then went on to the lake. We launched our boat shortly after six and waited
for enough daylight so we could start fishing.
Once it was safe light the tournament began as everyone raced to the
far side of the lake. Kellon and I decided we would go down Arbuckle
Creek but did not want the other anglers to know where we were fishing.
We started driving to the east side of the lake and once everyone was out of
sight we doubled back and slipped into the creek.
Once inside the creek we began fishing immediately. As I looked
around at the sun coming up through the trees I saw three turkeys sitting on
their roost. That got me thinking about the upcoming spring gobbler season,
but when they flew off I quickly got refocused back to the task at land.
It did not take long until Kellon had a fish, a 14 1/2-inch bass. This
was a nice way to start the tournament. We put it on the stringer and were
back to fishing for another one. Over about the next hour we missed sever-
al fish. Now with this being my first tournament I did not know how frus-
trating it is when you miss one. You really feel pressured.
I finally hung one and pulled up a little 10-inch fish and threw it back.
Kellon followed with another small bass.
From about 8:30 to 10 o'clock we hit a dry spell, hardly even getting a
bite. We were beginning to feel the pressure of only having one fish in the
boat because we felt certain we would need more than that to win.
The activity began to pick back up as I caught a brim on my plastic
worm. Kellon caught another bass that was disappointingly about 1/2 of an
inch too short to keep.We caught about two more undersized fish and decid-
ed to go back upstream so we could be a little bit closer to the boat ramp
where we had to be at 1 o'clock for the weigh-in.
As we were going up the creek we noticed two other boats had the
same idea we did. When we passed Brandon and Chris we were sure to be
as loud as possible to hopefully scare any fish they could potentially be able
to catch. A few minutes later we saw Joe and Bruce. They told us nobody
had caught a keeper fish yet. Not knowing whether to believe them or not
we still kept fishing hard, but we knew with them moving up in the creek
that they must not have done much good out in the lake. This gave us a lit-
tle bit more confidence with our "one" fish.
It was now noon and we still only had one small fish. I had a good bite
and was unable to hook the fish, which really got us mad because we felt
,we needed at least one more keeper to have a chance to win. We never got
another fish and at a quarter till one, we headed for the weigh-in.
When we arrived two of the boats were already there, and neither one
of them had a fish. So with two boats down and two to go, we were actual-
ly in the lead with only one fish. We were reluctant to get too excited
because we knew it would not take much to beat us. Joe and Bruce arrived
shortly after us, and they did not have a fish either. So it was between us
and Chris and Brandon.
It was now five till one and we could see Chris and Brandon coming
out of the creek. Chris was piloting the boat and in his normal fashion ran
up onto a muck bed and beached their boat. So with them stuck in the muck
about 200 yards away from the boat ramp they missed the weigh-in time,
.so Kellon and I assumed we had won
When they got unstuck and arrived at the-ramp five minutes late, they
said they had a fish, and since they got stuck the "tournament official" Joe
thought they should not get a penalty for being late. Much to our protest,
we were going to have to weigh the fish. When Brandon pulled out their
bass, we put it on the measuring stick and it was 13 3/4 inches making it an-
illegal fish. Kellon and I celebrated the win as they released the fish back
into the lake. So with our one fish Kellon took the big bass honors, and our
team won the tournament.
Even though the fishing was not very good, everyone had a great time.
We talked about plans to have another tournament sometime soon at a dif-
ferent lake, because after the day we had nobody wanted to go back to Lake
Arbuckle anytime soon.



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General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

Office 863-773-4779 Fax 863-773-9865 '


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Owner POOL
ProOl'
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10 Years Experience -
Certified & Insured
: 1Office: 863-452-6026
Cell: 863-449-1806
P.O. Box 974 Avon Park FL 33826
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Temporary or Federal and State
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SPermanent LABOR Deposiis
SPersonnel and ISOLUTIONS Tax Reports
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CONTACT:
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COURTESYPHOTO
Representatives from CF Industries present $10,000 check'to
Ann Marie Welty, financial development director, American Red
Cross, for operations in Hardee County. Pictured from left are
Kenny Miller, Herschel Morris, Ann Marie Welty, Dennie Dowden,
and Jim Sampson.

CF Industries Donates $10,0001

To Support American Red Cross


CF Industries recently donated
$10,000 to the American Red Cross
in support of programs and services
in Hardee County. Kenny Miller,
manager, technical services, CF
Industries, was recently appointed
to the American Red Cross Manatee
County Chapter Board of Directors.
The Manatee County Chapter
serves both Manatee and Hardee
Counties.
The American Red Cross is a
humanitarian organization that pro-
vides relief to victims of disaster
and helps people prevent, prepare
for and respond to emergencies.
To date, Disaster Services has
been the most visible Red Cross
service area in Hardee County.
The 2004 response to hurricanes
Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne
included the management of shelter
operations, mass distribution of
supplies and financial aid to storm
victims to assist with the purchase
of immediate needs items such as


food and clothing.
Hardee County Disaster Action
,Team volunteers respond most fre-
quently to victims of single-family
house fires, an average of 19 per
year, providing temporary shelter,
meals, clothing and other aid to
meet immediate needs.
In addition, the American Red
Cross provides valuable life-saving
education such as First Aid and
CPR as well as, emergency commu-
nications and assistance to military
families and veterans.
For more information about the
American Red 'Cross or to learn
more about.volunteer opportunities
with the organization, visit the
Hardee County Service Center
located at 401 West Orange Street
in Wauchula. Office hours or
Monday through Friday from 9 anm.
to 4 p.m. You may also contact
Rhoda McCoy, service center coor-
dinator, at (863) 773-9097 or
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After Thoughts
By C.J. Mouser


FIRE ENGINE RED
I'm a firm believer that women oughta have tools of their own. You just
don't ever know when you might need a screwdriver or a hammer or a pair
of pliers.
Despite making a sincere effort to have a well-equipped toolbox, I was
shy one critical item a few days ago: a'decent-sized pair of wire cutters.
My 18-year-old daughter, Jillian, had eaten something that caused a
mild allergic reaction. Her hands swelled to the point that thering she wore
on her right ring finger literally held that puffy little finger hostage. Looked
like an Oscar Mayer wiener with a string tied around it.
I gave her allergy medication but before it had time to act, the ring
started to cause her some real discomfort. This is when I discovered that I
had nothing in my precious toolbox to cut the blame thing off.,
"It hurts, Mom."
"I know it does, honey."
"What're we gonna do?"
"We're gonna do what any sensible American would do undIidthe cir-
cumstances. We're gonna go find a fire station and ask them to cut it off."
"But, I've had this ring since r was 12!" she protested.''
"Yeah, well, you've had the finger 12 years longer than that. OK?"
There's nothing like a shiny well-organized fire station to capture the
curiosity of the average civilian, so while Jillian waited to have the ring
removed, I got the grand tour. A very nice firefighter began to tell me about
one of the fire trucks, which was informative, but being a woman I was less
interested in how many gallons of water it held or how fast it would go than
I was in what was behind all the little doors on its sides.
I had seen the outside of fire engines before, but those little doors
always made me wonder. He obliged me by opening them one after the
other, revealing the secrets inside.
"And this compartment holds hoses ... and here's where we store our
hand tools ...
And so on, and so on.
He was very thorough; opening up door after door while I asked ques-
tions and examined all the secret treasures that the standard fire engine has
to offer. We were about to swing around to the back of the truclk when: I
noticed that he had overlooked one door.
Naturally, this peeking and prying event would be flawed if I hadn't
seen what was behind that last door, so I stopped dead in my tracks arid
eyed the little chrome door. Why wasn't he showing me what was in therd?
What was so secret? What was he trying to hide, anyway?
He'd opened up all the other doors, big and small, willingly enough,
but not that one. I had seen how the firemen had all their fire suits tucked
into their boots, the waistbands yawning, prepared for a firefighter to just
jump right in there, yank 'em up and zip 'em on the run. I had seen the sane-
tum sanctorum; the cab of the fire truck. I had seen the Jaws of Life. But,
dang it, I hadn't seen what was behind that little chrome door.
Before he could stop me I reached over and opened that little door.: I
figured the worst he could do was tackle me, or call the cops dr something.
"What's in this one?" I challenged, but by then I knew. The horrible
secret was out, I realized, as I stared stupidly at the gas cap.
"Well, that's where we put the diesel."
To his credit, he didn't laugh. I don't think he even cracked a smile, but
I think he realized that he had made a grave error in judgment by assuming
that I had any sense at all.
After that, I couldn't get out of there fast enough. By the time my toor
was finished, Jillian's finger had been freed and she was laughing and jok-
ing with her rescuers.
"Let's go," I nudged her.
"Well, thank you very much!" she chirped, and I literally dragged her
down the sidewalk to the truck.
"What's yer hurry?"
"Never mind."
I was quite sure that my cheeks were,.well, as red as a fire engine. The
first thing I did when I walked back into the house was dig out my shop-
ping list for the week. I added a sturdy pair of wire cutters to it.
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Sports Sense
j & Nonsense
By Joan Seaman

Congratulations to Edner Cherry, who apparently has recovered well
from a hand injury which put him out of commission for a few months. The
Wauchula prp boxer took only 1:02 to deck Marco Angel Perez on Jan. 13,
winning the vacant (NABA) No6t, American Boxing Association cham-
pionship. He already holds the Wf N -.World Boxing Council Caribbean
:-.Federation and NBA (National Boxiny, sociation) lightweight titles.
Now the 135-pounder goes against 10" Jose Armando Santa Cruz in
.a nationally televised bout on Feb. 4, which can be seen live on Showtime
.-:in a co-main event of the evening. Santa Cruz is the North American
:.Boxing Federation lightweight champion.
.Congratulations also to Danielle Hines and Kember Townsend who
will represent Hardee against opponents from 20 other schools in the
Section 7 girls weightlifting meet on Friday at Sarasota Booker High.
Townsend placed second in the sub-regional meet in Sebring while Hines
was third in her division. Alternates Madison Graham and Samantha
Haggans also hope to go to the meet. Both placed fourth at sub-regionals
Whut could have total Iifts to earn their way in.
Congratulations are also due to a pair of Wildcat football players.
Linebacker Jose Salvador was named to the Class 3AAll-State second team
defense. Running back Marc Hodges was named to the third team offense:
Wildcat soccer, is the host for the Class 4A-District 10 playoffs this
week at Wildcat Stadium. The Cats played on Tuesday night, hopefully
'returned on Wednesday evening and got the victory to be in the district
championship game at 6 p.m. on Friday evening.
Hardee girls soccer bowed out in its district playoffs last week, losing
'a 1-0 heart-breakgr to DeSoto in the final three minutes of the game.
SLady Wild at basketball won an overtime thriller at DeSoto last week,
'.s senior Kim ummins nailed a long-range trey to keep the game going
and D.,K. Davi ,;Christina Jena and Gloria Solis had overtime points for the
','37-35 victory..' ;
Class 4A1District 10 playoffs are in Sebring next week. Seedings have
not yet been announced.
Hardee Wildcat hoops is picking up the pace, but so are their oppo-
nents. Hardee lost a trio of district games last week and finishes up the sea-
son nest week with a pair of home games Tuesday and Thursday. The final
,district games are this week, tonight (Thursday) and tomorrow when
'-Palmetto and Sebring come to Wildcat gym.
S The junior high Wildcats also nipped DeSoto last week, while the
junior Lady Cats had a harder time of it. This week's games were Monday
at Avon Park and today Thursday) at home for a visit from Sebring. The
final season games are at home next week, Monday vs. Hill-Gustat and
Thursday against Heartland Christian.
Speaking of basketball, there is a Ten-Star summer camp for boys and
girls ages 10 to 19. The camps are at dozen locations, the nearest being at
Babson Park. For a free brochure, call 704-373-0873.
Baseball is under way on the college level, with former Wildcat pitch-
. Bsr Calvin Brutus pitching, playing backup at first base and designated hit-
ter for the South Florida Community College Panthers, which start their
season with a Jan. 28 double-header.
Spring baseball and softball practices are under way after tryouts last


week. The girls start varsity and junior varsity softball with Feb. 7 games at
DeSoto.
Hardee boys baseball starts the varsity with the Fort Meade Classic
Feb. 7-9 and the Lake Wales Highlander pre-season tournament Feb. 13-17.
After 45 hopefuls turned out for try-outs, 15 are on the varsity and 18 on
the junior varsity. Seniors Robbie Abbott, Remington Adams, Justin
Altman, James Basey, Jarrett Benavides and Brad Gilliard will anchor the
varsity.
Youth baseball, formerly Little League, is also under way. Now Dixie
League, the Minors, Machine Pitch and Tee-ball players are active four
evenings a week and some Saturdays. Only the Florida Fuel Devil Rays and
Vols Cubs are unbeaten in the Minors division, while only the Culligan
Water Conditioning Braves are undefeated in the Machine Pitch division.
Golfers, it's time to sign up for the Feb. 18 Ms. Mac's Memorial Golf
Tournament. In memory of the late Catheryn McDonald Coker, the tourna-
ment raises money for the senior service programs of H.O.P.E. of Hardee.
For more information, call Ann Martin at 773-2022 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.


Obituaries
JOSEPH "JUNIOR"
BRASWELL
Joseph "Junior' Braswell, 83, of
Fort Meade, died Sunday, Jan. 22,
2006, at his home.
Born Oct. 4, 1922 in Adrian, Ga.
and came to the Bartow/Fort
Meade area in 1939. He was
employed in the citrus industry and
Swas a Baptist.
Survivors are his wife, Helen
Braswell of Fort Meade; one
daughter Linda Fauqua of Winter
Haven; three sons, Joseph Braswell
of Auburndale, Larry Braswell of
Bartow and Gary Braswell of
Brooksville; five step-daughters,
Annette McQuaig of Wauchula,
Joann Matchette and Retta
Baucom, both of Fort Meade,
Debbie Jensen of Wrightsville, Ga.
and Clara Payne of Hinesville, Ga.;
two step-sons, Dallas Moses of Fort
Meade and Ronald Moses of
Wrightsville, Ga.; one'sister, Judy
Caulder of Dexter, Ga.; 33 grand-
children; and 27 great-grandchil-
dren.
Graveside services were
Wednesday, Jan. 25 at 11 a.m. at
Evergreen Cemetery, Fort Meade.
Visitation was one hour prior at the
McLean Funeral Home.
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VHardee County School
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Junior High School, 200 S..
Florida Ave., Wauchula, work-
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p.m., regular meeting 5 p.m.
MONDAY, JAN. 30
VZolfo Springs Town Council,
special meeting on grants,
Civic Center, 3210 U. S. 17 S.,
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PAGE ONE


Lady


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Split


Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Lady Wildcats tasted
the agony of defeat but stormed
back to earn the thrill of victory last
week.
The girls were defeated by
Palmetto at home on Tuesday
evening, but went to DeSoto on
Friday to return home with a two-
point overtime win.
The season winds down with the


final games. There was a game on
Monday evening at home against
Heartland' Christian. The season
ends at Frostproof today
(Thursday).
Class 4A District 10 playoffs are
at Sebring next week. The seedings
have not yet been announced.
It was a strange game early
against Palmetto at home last
Tuesday. It was midway in the first
period before there was any score.


Hadassah Pope hit one of two free
throw for the Lady Tigers. After
successfully breaking the press
break, senior Kim Cummins
notched a bank shot for the Lady
Cats.That was the only first quarter
scoring, which ended with Hardee
up 2-1.
An Amanda Green foul shot 30
seconds into the second quarter tied
the game. Palmetto became aggres-
sive and forged ahead to an 11-7


edge halfway through the period.
By halftime, the Lady Tigers had
increased that to 23-11 in the very
rough-and-tumble first half in
which 23 fouls were called and
about an equal number of turnovers
occurred.
It became even more hectic in the
second half, in which Palmetto
dominated on both ends of the
floor, running up the score to 40-21
at the end of the third period and
51-27 at the final buzzer.
Hardee battled against the taller
Lady Tigers. Gloria Solis had seven


rebounds, Thelicia Jena four and
Ciara Lambert three. Christina
Jena, D. K. Davis and Cummins
added two each.
Junior Taneya Woodie led
Palmetto with 20 points and sopho-
more Brittany Willis added a dozen
more.
For Hardee, scoring was limited
to Cummins with eight, Sherisa
Jones four, Christina Jena and
Davis each three, Thelicia Jena,
Lambert, Sabrina Holmes and Joia
Jones each two and Solis a.free
throw.


At .DeSoto on Friday night,
Hardee faced a revamped Lady
Bulldog squad instead of the short-
handed one when DeSoto visited
Hardee on Jan. 12 after grades and
discipline had depleted its varsity.
Now there was only one team, a
varsity squad, which was ready to
oppose Hardee.
The teams went at it heavily.
Hardee had a 6-4 advantage at the
end of the first period and was up
15-10 at halftime. DeSoto made
adjustments at halftime and held
See LADY CATS 3B


SSqueezed by a pair of opponents, Sabrina Holmes sees the ball fly off. Clara Lambert (13) and
; Gloria Soils (23) watch where the ball goes.



I Candace Preston Opens Private

Law Practice In Wauchula


By MICHAEL KELLY
For The' Herald-Advocate
Candace Sylvia Preston has
recently opened a private law prac-
tice at 228 North 6th Avenue in
Wauchula, following over 12 years
as an assistant state attorney.
She is the daughter of Sylvia
SCollins of Wauchula and the late
Hardee County Judge Earl Collins,
who previously had a private law
practice in Wauchula. She is mar-
ried to Peter James Preston, a guid-
ance counselor at Hardee High
School, and the couple has one
daughter Sylvia Collins McEwen
Preston.
Preston said her law practice will
consist of family law, wills and
criminal law.
Her employment history began as
an intern in January 1989 for U.S.
Rep. Andy Ireland, and an intern in
September 1993 for U.S. Rep.
Charles Canady, both in Washing-
ton, D.C.
She was a law clerk for Wauchula
attorney Marcus Ezelle (currently
county judge) from May to July of

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1992 for Gulfcoast Legal Services
in St. Petersburg, and was a certi-
fied legal intern from January to
May 1993 for the Public
Defender's Office in Clearwater.
From October 1993 to July 1998
Pieston was an assistant state attor-
ney for the Fifth Judicial Circuit in
Inverness. She prosecuted criminal
cases on felony, juvenile and mis-
demeanor dockets, had a special
designation as domestic violence
prosecutor, and trained law
enforcement and developed train-
ing material for the office.
Preston was an assistant state
attorney for the, Tenth Judicial
Circuit in Bartow from July 1998 to
December 2005. She was chief of
the Domestic Violence Unit,.was
chief of the Wauchula office, assist-
ed in training law enforcement and
developed office training-materials.
Preston, a Hardee High School
graduate, earned a law degree from
Stetson University College of Law
in St. Petersburg-in May 1993. She
was admitted to the Florida Bar in
October 1993. She received a bach-
elor of arts degree in anthropology
and dance in May 1990 from Sweet
Briar College in Sweet Briar, Va.,
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Los Angeles, Calif.
Preston has several various legal
teaching experiences on her
resume.
Her bar memberships include
Florida Bar since 1993, U.S.
Supreme Court, Eleventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals, Middle
District of U.S. District Court,
Florida Association of Criminal
Defense Lawyers, and criminal and
family division of the Florida Bar.
Preston's honors and activities
include Hardee Rotary Club, vice
president of Wauchula Woman's
Club, Main Street Wauchula,
Wauchul-a Historic Preservation
Committee, mentor for South
Florida Community College, and
inember of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula. She received a BNA law
student award from the American
Bar Association and was an officer
for the Phi Alpha Delta Legal
Fraternity. Undergraduate honors
included junior and senior honors
programs, dean's list, and dance
and theatre organizations.
Preston said her hobbies include
travel, reading, theatre and dance,
and that she has some knowledge
of the Spanish language.
Preston said, "It has always been
my aspiration to have my own busi-
ness and to help people with their
legal problems or matters. Working
in the legal field as a prosecutor for
12 years has been rewarding and
challenging. As a private attorney,
it will be my earnest desire to con-
tinue to assist people with their
legal concerns."


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Hardee girls battle a pair of opponents for the ball. D. K. Davis appears to be fouled as Gloria Soils
and Sabrina Holmes wait for a possible rebound.




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Weightlifting Pair


Go To Sectionals


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Two girls will travel to Sarasota
tomorrow to represent Hardee
High.
Junior Danielle Hines and fresh-
man Kember Townsend recently
qualified for the Section 7 finals at
Sarasota Booker on Friday.
They are fresh off a pair of meets
last week.
Townsend placed second at 154
pounds at the sub-regional meet at
Sebring on Jan. 14, earning a trip to
the Sectionals with a combined
total of 220. She was also second in
last Thursday's Travis Todd
Invitational at Avon Park with a
215 total. She did not compete in
last Tuesday's home meet against
DeSoto.
Hines placed third in the 139-
pound class at the sub-regional
meet with a 195-pound total. At the
huge meet at Avon Park last week,
she. placed fifth, with a personal
best of 205 pounds, 100 in the
clean-and-jerk and 105 in the bench
.press. Against DeSoto, Hines
placed second in her division.
Alternates for Friday's sectionals


are junior Madison Graham and
sophomore Samantha Hagans, who
placed fourth in her 101-weight
division. At the Travis Todd, she
took third, with a personal best in
the clean-and-jerk of 60 pounds.
She was first in the DeSoto meet.
Graham placed fourth at sub-
regionals, and lifted best for a first-
place against DeSoto.
Others competing well recently
are sophs Katie Bryan and Nicole
Bromley, who were fourth and fifth
in both meets last week. Freshman
Candis Reed placed third against
DeSoto. Junior Elizabeth Buffalo
has been injured and unable to fin-
ish out the season.
The girls attending the Section.7
meet will face overwhelming odds
in the 22 schools participating,
including Avon Park, Bradenton
Bayshore, Tampa Berkeley Prep,
Braden River, Charlotte, DeSoto,
LaBelle, Lake Placid, Lakewood
Ranch, Lemon Bay, Manatee,
North Port, Northside Christian of
St. Petersburg, Palmetto, Port
Charlotte, Sarasota Riverview,
Sebring, Bradenton Southeast,
Venice and the host school'Booker.


COURTESY PHOTO,
Doing their best in meets this season, the 2005-06 HHS girls weightlifting team (from left) includes Samantha Hagans, Katie Bryan,
Danielle Hines, Nicole Bromley, Madison Graham, Kember Townsend, Elizabaeth Buffalo and coach Jan Brutus.





Machine Pitch Has 9 Games


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With eight teams in the league,
the Machine Pitch players arebusy
several nights a week.
The largest group, the, Machine
Pitch AA division has eight teams
vying in a pair of games most
nights.
After the opening Saturday and
last week's games, the only unbeat-
en team is the Culligan Water
Conditioning Braves with a 3-0
record. Close behind arethe Hardee
Fire-Rescue Yankees at 3-1, fol-
lowed by the Crown Ford Devil
Rays, Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. (PRECo) Pirates,
Lake Branch Dairy White Sox,
Hardee County Sheriff's Office
Marlins, Hardee Petroleum
Rangers and Elks Giants.
- In last Monday's early game, the
Braves beat the Giants 18-8.
Hayden Lindsey homered twice
and singled in leading the Braves
with three scores. Dakota Altman,
Cody. Cumbee, .Seth. McGee,
Russell Weems and Landon
Albritton each scored twice. Boone
Paris, Abby Clark, Rayna Parks and
J. T. Canary added a run each.
Cervando Martinez, Jacob Lazo
and Jordan Ward circled the bases
twice apiece for, the Giants. Adanm
Salas and Austin Garcia each came
home once.
In the Monday nightcap, the
Marlins mastered the White Sox 8-
1.
Austin Beck, Kyle- Hewitt and
Colton Howell each had twin tallies
for the Marlins. Tirease Morris and
Gabrielle Allen had solo scores.
Taylor Graham scores the only
run for the White Sox. Joseph
Crawford singled twice and was
stranded twice. Also strarided were
Jessica Bembry, William McClel-
land and Mae Tatum.
On Tuesday, in the 5:45 game,
the D-Rays defeated the Rangers 8-
0.
Jordan Rogers, Chase Benton
and Sherry Lee were two-score bat-
ters for the Devil Rays. Hunter
Bryant and'Dalton Tubbs added a
run apiece.
For the Rangers, Kole'Robertson,
Allison Farr, Aaron Harrison, Joel
Garland and Darby Farr were left
on the basepaths.
In the Tuesday 7:15 game, the
Yanks pushed past the Pirates 15-4.
Isaac Flores came around to
score three times for the Yankees.
Larrett Smith, Keith Choate, Cesar
Fimbres, Jhett See and Levi Lovett
"had twin tallies and" Kyle C'hoate
and Justin Newman added solo
scores.


Leadoff batter Quinton Sanchez
came around to cross home twice
for the Pirates. Janessa Tamayo and
Danny Owens added a run apiece.
On Thursday, the Yankees beat
the Marlins 11-6 in the opener.
Fimbres was a triple-tally batter
for the Yanks, with Kyle Choate,
Isaac Flores and See adding twin
scores and Keith Choate and Laina
Durrance coming home once each.
Beck was the only two-tally bat-
ter for the Marlins. Thomas
Atchley, Tyler Hewett, Morris and
Allen came around to cross home
once each.
The Thursday late game was a
close encounter, with the White
Sox edging the Giants 6-4.
Crawford, Ryan Moore, Bembry,
McClelland, Marquis Delgado and
Alyssa Mae Skinner each circled
the bases once for the White Sox.
For the Giants, Salas had two
trips to home plate and Martinez
and Garcia came home once each.
In Friday's only game, the
Pirates beat the Rangers 9-1.
Benjamin Tamayo, Taylor
Roberts and Tiffany Owens crossed
home plate twice apiece for the
Pirates. Aaron Brown, Christopher


Hill and Jimmy Lane chipped in
with a run apiece.
Harrison was the lone Ranger to
get all the way to home plate.
Garland, Robertson and Dotson
were left on the bases. Harrison and
Dotson each doubled.
The week ended with a pair of
Saturday games. At 11 a.m. the
Braves bested the Yankees 14-1.
Hunter Scranton, Tucker
Albritton, Paris, McGee and
Cumbee came around to score
twice each for the Braves. Altman,
Clark, Albritton and Weems put a
run apiece on the board.
Carlos Camacho Wias the only


Yankee to race around the bases.
Kyle Choate, Fimbres, Camacho,
Larrett Smith and Danielle Smith
were all stranded.
In the early afternoon game, the
Devil Rays downed the Giants 12-
8.
Jesse Santoya, Lee, Benton and
Hunter Bryant crossed home plate
twice apiece. for the Rays. Marc
Salazar, Dalton Bryant, Tubbs and
Rogers had solo scores.
Kayla Garay came around to
score twice for the Giants. Ashley
Trone, Illeana Flores, Martinez,
Lazo, Salas and Frankie Coronado
added a run apiece.


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LADY CATS
Continued From 1B


Hardee to just five points in the
third stanza which accumulating a
dozen to take a 22-20 lead.
SThe final eight minutes were
nerve-racking. DeSoto was up by
ihree points with just 1.3 seconds
left in the game. Cummins took
three steps and nailed a three-point-
er to tie the game 31-31 and send it
into overtime.
Hardee experience paid off.


Christina Jena hit a bank shot and a
free throw. Davis hit both fouls
shots and Solis added one-of-two,
together outscoring DeSoto 6-4 in
the overtime session, stealing a 37-
35 win.
Senior De'CreashaArrington and
soph Anreka Bristol each had 11
points for DeSoto.
For Hardee, Cummins nailed


three treys and a deuce for 11
points. Christina Jena finished with
eight points, Solis seven, Davis
five, Thelicia Jena four and Holmes
two points.
Davis and Thelicia Jena each
grabbed five rebounds against taller
opponents. Holmes and Cummins
each had three. Christina Jena
added six steals, with Davis four
and Thelicia Jena three.
With Friday's junior varsity
game cancelled, the Hardee JV
Lady Cats had only one game last
week, facing the Palmetto junior
Lady Tigers on Tuesday. This game
went back and forth, with no clear
advantage. Palmetto kept a two-
point lead in the second half.
Hardee nipped away, but came
up one point short for a 21-20 loss.
Angel Simmons was high scorer
for Hardee with nine points.
JaNisha Mosley added four, Paige
Avery and Jerrica Grimsley each
two and Erica Ureste one points.
Mosley and Andrea Parkinson
each had four rebounds, and
Simmons and Avery two apiece.
Parkinson had six steals and
Mosley five. Mosley had two
blocked shots and Grimsley one.


Sabrina Holmes (20) goes for a lay-up as a pair of Lady Cats trail the play.


Hardee defenders have a hard time stopping opponent trying to
make a shot.


HHS Band Student To

Perform In Honor Band
By LAUREN RAULERSON Students sent in a recording of
'or The Herald-Advocate themselves playing their instrument
The ninth annual Honor Band to a review committee, which'
concertt hits the stage tonight along selected members of the Honor
vith Hardee County's owri Gilberto Band based on the recordings.
aimes. Jamies made a tape of three scales
.Jaimes is a sophomore atkJardee in different keys as his audition
senior High Sohool and a member piece.
Af the'Blue Star Brigade. He has This is Jaimes' second appear-
een in a school band since the ance in an Honor Band concert. In
ixth grade. Jaimes plays an assort- the eighth grade he was also a par-
nent of instruments, including the ticipant.
rumpet, tuba, baritone and marim- Jaimes received the music he will
)a. play tonight last November. Since
Jaimes is an honor student who 'then he has been learning and prac-
akes all honors classes, including ticing his music.
;eometry, world history, English II He joined 100 other students in
nd biology. He is also a member of the high school Honor Band yester-
he Spanish Club. day afternoon and today to practice
The Honor Band Concert will for the concert tonight. There is a
tart at 7 tonight (Thursday) at the middle school Honor Band and a
louth Florida Community College senior high Honor Band.
auditoriumm in Avon Park, located Each is made up of 100 students,
)n U.S. 27. The doors will open at, and together they put on about an
5:45 p.m. for public seating, which hour-long concert, with the senior
s on a first-come, first-served high Honor Band preceding the
'asis. Admission is free. middle school participants.
Students from Desoto, Glades, A retired music educator from
lardee, Hendry and Highlands LaBelle Middle School will
counties have been selected based instruct the middle school students
pon their musical ability. Jaimes is and the director of bands at Vero
ne out of 200 students who were Beach High School will work with
elected to be a member of the the senior high school band stu-
restigious Honor Band. dents.
The Heartland Educational The Honor Band program boasts
-onsortium Board, which is made the best musicians in the area.


jup of all six counties' superinten-
dents, recognizes the concert as
"one of the most outstanding pro-
grams in Florida for instrumental
music," a recent press release
states.
Jaimes will be playing the trum-
et tonight. He has played the trum-
et for five years.
In past years, band directors from
'each county have chosen excep-
tional students from their bands to
perform at the concert. This year,
however, students had to go
throughh an audition process.


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Key Club Travels To Washington, D.C.


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Fifteen members of Hardee
Senior High School's Key Club
visited Washington, D.C., during
their winter break from classes.
The Key Club is an international
organization whose purpose is to
better communities. The club
gives many hours of service every
year.
Under the guidance of Key Club
sponsor Susan Barton and her hus-
band, Bart, and Kiwanis sponsor
Richard Nicholson and his wife,
Judy,' the students traveled the
streets of the nation's capital Jan. 3-
7.
The first day brought a night tour
of the majority of the monuments
and memorials the city has to offer.
There were brief stops at the
Washington Monument, the White
House, the Jefferson and Lincoln
memorials, the Vietnam Wall, the
Korean War Memorial and the FDR


Memorial.
On the second day of the trip, the
19 people from Hardee County vis-
ited Arlington National Cemetery.
There the students were able to see
the gravesites of President John F.
Kennedy, Robert Kennedy, Audie
Murphy and the house of Gen.
Robert E. Lee which is called,
simply, Arlington House.
At the cemetery, they watched
the changing of the guards at the
Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The
duty belongs to the 3rd Infantry
Division, and soldiers change once
every hour. They are charged with
guarding the tomb ceremonially 24
hours a day.
Following the tour of Arlington
House and the cemetery, it was off
to the Washington Monument. The
obelisk is over 500 feet tall and
made out of carved marble.
Having seen this famous land-
mark, the students headed to the


National Archives. Here, they
would see such famous documents
as the Declaration of
Independence, the Constitution, the
Bill of Rights and the Magna Carta.
That very night the group was
treated to a visit to the symphony.
Music from the 1950s was on the
set list for the night, and television-
show theme songs as well as com-
mercial jingles were brought to life
on the stage.
"Being able to see the symphony
was one of my favorite parts of the
trip. It was pretty cool because they
brought a lot of old commercials to
the stage. They sang jingles from
everything from Advil to Lucky
Stripe Cigarettes," said Chelsea
Price, Key Club member.
Trips to the White House and


various Smithsonian museums
were in store for the third day. The
morning was spent taking a guided
tour of the White House, and from
there, a brisk walk down to the row
of museums.
The Smithsonian Museum of
Natural History, American History
and Air & Space were among the
favorites of the pupils. The Native
American museum was also a
crowd pleaser.
After getting their share of histo-
ry and seeing famous airplanes, the
students again hit the road with
their supervisors to the Capitol
building where both houses of
Congress meet.
SA tour guide met the group in the
Rotunda, the room directly beneath
the dome, which is lined with paint-


ings depicting various important
stages of development of this
nation.
"Seeing the paintings in the
Rotunda was just amazing. Being
in the Capitol building was my
favorite part of the trip because I
finally got to see where our nation
makes its decisions," said Marcus
Garza, Key Club president.
From the Rotunda the tour went
to the Hall of Statues, which is
where the 50 states have placed
bronze or marble statues of two
important figures from their histo-
ry.
Florida's two statues include
Gen. Kirby Smith, the last surviv-
ing Confederate general, and
Doctor Corey, the man whose med-
icinal practices led to the invention


of air conditioning.
On the fourth and final day, the
Floridians visited the National
Cathedral, which is a non-denomi-
national church. The construction
took around 80 years, and it is the
second-largest cathedral in the
United States. It is second only to
St. John's in New York.
The stained-glass windows were
beautiful, and an expansive view of
the city was seen from the high
observatory in one of the towers.
"The trip was fun and exciting,
arid I recommend going to D.C. for
any high- school student, just be
careful while you are up there. I
would also like to thank our spon-
sors and the Kiwanis Club for all of
their help," Ryan Roehm, Key Club
treasurer, summed up for the group.


COURTESY PHOTOS
The 15 Key Clubbers stand alongside their sponsors, Susan Barton and Richard Nicholson, just down the road from the Capitol
Building.


The National Cathedral's high spires and
off its Gothic style of architecture.


pointed arches show


The students walked with their heads craned to take in the entire Capitol Building.


Letter To The Editor

Zolfo Springs Resident

Wonders Why People Gossip


Dear Editor,
.This letter is written with the
hope of someone/anyone would
please take the time to help me find
the answer to a question which has
had me stumped for many years.
Why do people gossip and why do
others give merit to this type of
communication?
I have yet to find a group of two
or more people where gossip is not
included at sometime, nor have I
ever had a conservation when
someone says, "Did you hear about
So and So?"
Are people so bored with their
own lives that they find it necessary
to involve themselves in someone
else's business? Being a waitress
for many years, I have heard more
gossip than one could imagine.
However, I have never acted fur-


their than listen, even if it was about
myself.
I have always believed the truth
will surface sooner or later. If peo-
ple want to judge me by the gossip
they have heard, then I don't need
those'people in my life.
It is very sad people feel the need
to search for the worst in people.
Don't they know how much they
are missing out on by not giving
people the benefit of the doubt and
not look for the good?
Everyone of those people who
invent, produce a falsehood, or cast
doubt upon another should remem-
ber there is going to be a judgment
day where the truth is already
known.
Sincerely,
Roberta Meyer
Zolfo Springs


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East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public hearings all parties and interested
citizens may appear and by heard as to apy and all matter pertinent to the proposed amendment to the
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January 26, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5B


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
Strawberry Festival Was Very
Successful: The second annual
Hardee County Strawberry Festival
came to a successful conclusion
Saturday night, after a four-day
showing in which thousands of res-
idents and visitors saw the fine
exhibits and partook of the many
forms of amusement.

Deaths-From Diseases In Hardee.
During 1930: According to the sta-
tistics from the state Board of
Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics,
Jacksonville, there were four deaths
for tuberculosis in Hardee County
during the first 11 months of 1930,
out of a population of 10,348.
There was one death in the county
from malaria, one death from diph-
theria, and-no deaths from typhoid.

Hardee Strawberry Growers
Market 382,581 Pints To Date: A
total of $25,937.85 was received by
Hardee County strawberry growers
during the past week for the
172,919 pints they sent to market, a
check made' yesterday by The
Advocate reveals. Growers have
been getting an average of 15 cents
per pint. So far growers have been
paid more than $68,000 in cash.

Stockholders Of Bank Hold
Annual Meeting: All officers and
directors of the Wauchula State
Bank were re-elected at the annual
stockholders meeting, which was
held on Wednesday, Jan. 14. T.E.
Shultz, president of the institution,
made a very satisfactory report of
progress during the past year;
Officers and directors re-elected
at the meeting are as follows: T.E.
Shultz, president; E.C. Stenstrom,
vice president; O.P. Banks, vice
president and cashier; Marion
Thompson, assistant cashier; Alfred
J. Pruden, A.S. Beymer, T.E. Shultz,
E.C. Stenstrom and O.P. Banks,
directors.


50 YEARS AGO
SHD Report Shows Peace River
Water Unfit For Man Or Beast:
The discharge of chemical wastes
from phosphate ,processing, plants
containing mineral acids and fluo-
rides is becoming an increasingly
important problem in both the


Peace and Alafia river basins, a
report recently releases by the state
Board of Health declares.
The report further says that the
occurrence of fluoride in the Peace
River is of especial importance to
the welfare of livestock and
humans. It points out that the con-
centration of five fluoride ions per
million parts is considered detri-
mental in drinking water of cattle
and two parts per million is consid-
ered excessive for humans.

From the "Not Headlined" col-
umn by Buck Kelly: This upcom-
ing basketball game between the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club and the
Wauchula Lions Club has many of
the more decrepit members of both
organizations ducking around cor-
ners for fear they will be drafted to
play in the Monday night set-to at
the new gym. ,
The Kiwanians held a practice
the other night and it is feared most
.of those who practiced will not have
recovered sufficiently to play in the
game. It should be a lot of fun, and
the proceeds will go to the March of
Dimes.
The feature story about armless
Eddie Whidden that was enjoyed so
much by the readers of-this paper
several months ago was adjudged
the second best feature story in
1955 in the Florida weekly and
semi-weekly press.
SThe same story was picked up by
The Miami Herald and Grit, the
nationally circulated weekly. It is
easy to write an outstanding story
when you have such an outstanding
subject.

Health Board Official Asks
Sewage Plant: David B. Lee, sani-
tary engineer with the state Board
of Health, yesterday urged the city
of Wauchula to build sewage treat-
ment facilities for the protection of
the health of its own citizens as well
as the residents of Arcadia which
draws its drinking water from Peace
River.
Wauchula's untreated sewage
goes directly into Peace River. He
pointed out that water treatment
plants such as Arcadia has were
never designed to treat sewage.


25 YEARS AGO
Grass Fires Dangerous: Fire
condition in. and. around Hardee
,County. have been,extremely dan-,
gerous according to local firefight-
ers who have been kept busy for
over a week now fighting grass and


brush fires. Raul Gamiotea, the for-
est ranger supervisor for Hardee
and Desoto counties, says this is the
worst fire season he has ever expe-
rienced in his seven years with the
Division of Forestry.

Most Oranges Frozen, Wood
Damage Unknown: Four,of five
weeks of previously cold whether is
being given credit for there being
very little tree damage found from
the hard freeze last week. Citrus
trees will lose many of their leaves
but no serious wood damage has
been reported yet.
Joe L. Davis Sr., a member of the
Citrus Commission, said 20 percent
of the fruit was kicked from the
trees due to the freeze and most of
the other 80 percent had been
frozen to some extent.

Commissioners Borrow
$100,000 For Hospitals: The
Board of County Commissioners
Monday approved borrowing
$100,000 for Hardee Memorial
Hospital against the $250,000 the
commissioners are to give the hos-
pital this year out of tax revenues.
A special meeting was called for
this purpose Monday.


10 YEARS AGO
Armed Robber Strikes At BG
Post Office: A gun-wielding man
robbed :the Bowling Green Post
Office just before closing on Friday
afternoon.
Postal Inspector Gary Smith, of
Tampa, said the facility, located at
102 N.E. Central Ave., was hit
about 4:20 p.m. The post office
closes at 4:30.
The thief made out with an undis-
closed amount of cash and' blank
money order slips. The U.S. Postal
Service, is 'offering a $25,000
reward for information leading to
the arrest and conviction of the sus-
pect.

ZS Hires New Public Works
Head: The Zolfo Springs Town
Council in regular session this
month agreed to hire a new water
and sewer plant operator. He will
be the first one in years.
Donnie Ellis was described as a
well-qualified native of Zolfo
Springs who holds dual licenses, in
water and sewer, and works in
Sarasota. Mayor Lois Dandridge
'tola 1-'h council.'he. wqs the.. best
* aplimant to dfSie. ..:. .......
A domestic cat can run up to
30 miles per hour.


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


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Brandy Boney of Wauchula and
Steven Paul Herrin of Wauchila
announce their engagement and
approaching marriage.
The bride-elect is the daughter of
Ira and Rdzeanna White of
Connecticut. The prospective
groom is the son of Adam Treadway
and Molly Ownby of Wauchula; .
Plans are being made for a







A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
This is what God saido"~' eisbr /I
shaped you in the vwonbrl 'jkeyVL
all about you. Before you saw
the light of day, I had holy plans
for you."
Jeremiah 1:4 (ME)

FRIDAY r
For if a man is in Christhe.
becomes a new person'/alto-
gether the past Jis finished'
and. gone, everything 'bas
become fresh and new. All this-
is God's doing, for'He has rec-
onciled us to Himself through
Jesus Christ.
II Corinthians 5:17-18a .(ME)
SATURDAY
This is what the Lord says, He
who made the earth, the Lord
who formed it and established it
- the Lord is His name, "Callto.
me and I will answeryou and tell
you great and uimsearchable
things you do not know."
Jeremiah 33:2-3 (NIV).
SUNDAY
You have been born anew,
through the living and abiding
word of God... The Word is the
good news which has been
preached to you. .
I Peter 1:23a, 25b (RSV)
MONDAY
"But'then I will come and do for
you all the good things I have
promised, and bring you home
again. For I know the plans I
have for you," says the Lord,
"plans for good and not for evil,
to give you a future and a hope."
Jeremiah 29:10-11 (TLB)
TUESDAY
In Christ, God chose us before
the world was founded, to be
dedicated, to be without blem-
ish in His sight, to be full of love;
and He destined us, through His
good will and pleasure, to be
accepted as His sons through
Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 1:4 (NEB)
WEDNESDAY
The the Lord spoke this word to
Jeremiah," I am the Lord, the
God of every person on the
earth. Nothing is impossible for
Me."
Jeremiah 32:26 (NCV)
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. '


Friday, March 10, wedding at 10:30
in the morning at' the amphitheater
in Highlands Hammock State'Park
in Sebring.
Following the cereiiony, a recep-
tion will:be held in the recreation
hall at the park.
Friends and relatives of thd coh-
ple are invited. "








ONE PINK, ONE BLUE
y M, atd Mrs. Michael Flowers,
VWauchula, an eight pound son.
-Caleb Michael, born October* I,
2005, Bartow Regional Hospital,
Bartow. Mrs. Flowers is the former
Dawn Stadie. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Artie and Janet Burkes and
David Allen of Wauchula and the
late 'Monika Burkes. Maternal
great-grandmother is Elfriede
Stadie of: Wauchula. Paternal
grandparents are David and Jen
Flowers of Wauchula. Paternal
grandmother is Mable Bond of
Wauchula.
Mr. ,:and Mrs. Peter Parziale,
Hudson. N..H., an eight-pound
daughter, Kristen Victoria, born
: December 24; 2005 Southern New
Hampshire 'Regional Hospital,
Nashia, N. H. Mrs. Parziale is the
Sformtr .Christina Renee' -Perin.
Maternal: grandparents are Theresa
Perin of Wauchula and the late
Herbert O. Perin. Maternal great-
grandparents are Genevieve Perin
',:.pf Sarasota and the late Herbert S.
":'Perin. Paternal grandparents are
Charles and Marie Parziale of
Peabody, Maine. Paternal great-
grandparqeits are' Cecilia Dalessio
of Medford, Maine and the late
SFrank Dalessio.

Each small task of everyday life
is part of the total harmony of
.the universe.
-St. Theresa of Lisieux


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Hardee Senior High's Class of 1965 celebrated its 40th reunion on New Year's Eve at Hardee Junior High School in the cafeteria.
Graduates who attended were (from left, front row) Phillip Bumby, Pete Marovich, Dwayne Shiver, Betty Ellis Taylor, Carmen
Durrance Harrison and Carole Knight Stone; (second row) Dottle Lambert Vasquez, Joan Ward Radford, Carol Crawford Mills,
Elizabeth Cowart Black, Stacy Pillard Morin, Carole Ellerbee Coker, Frances Tindell Wood, Jeri Brown Flowers, Brenda Knight
Roberts and Diane Albrittor; (third row) Bess Allen Stallings, Pam Hirst Gilliard, Sue Carlton, Pat Boree McCallister, Gayle Keene;
Story, Ben Hart, Chip Ballard, Buddy Stancil, Michael Fields, Robert Roberts, Sue Maxwell Baker, Donna Colding Scott, Charlie
Scott and Glennel Huggins George; (fourth row) Danny Steward Robert Staton, Mary Browning, Donald Rhoden, Diana Farmer I
Shirley, Warren May, Diane Deters Chancey, Linda McClelland Downing, Gene Davis, Sandy Rickels Scott, Steve Haney, Farrell
Shultz and Duke Platt.


Growers


Elect


Directors
Area citrus growers elected six
individuals to represent them on the
Board of Directors for the Peace
River Valley Citrus Growers
Association. The newly elected
directors will serve a two-year term.
Elected were Ben Albritton,
Lenora Brewer, Sears Coker and
Keith- Daiis! Albrittonii nd Davis ,
will serve representing Hardee
County. Brewer and Coker repre-
sent DeSoto and Charlotte counties.
Albritton previously served on the
PRVCGA board, stepping down in
2003. '
Two directors were re-elected:
Lou Hoopingarner of V.C.
Hollingsworth Ranch ih Arcadia
and Shane Russ of Russ Grove
Service Inc. in Myakka City.
These six individuals will join. six
other -board members currently
serving their second year of a two-
year term. They are Rowdy Bate-
man of Bright Hour Ranch Inc. and
Mac Turner of Phillip W. Turner
Family Partnership Ltd., represent-
ing DeSoto County; Wes Brumback
of TRB Groves in Charlotte
County;: Robert Ktause of Krause
Caretaking Inc.; Ken Sanders of Joe
L. Davis Real Estate in Wauchula;
and Hugh Taylor of Farm Credit of
Southwest Florida, representing
Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
The 2006 board elected Taylor as
president, Turner as viqe president,
and Hoopingarner and secre-
tary/treasurer. The board also elect-
ed Bateman to serve with the offi-
cers on the executive committee.
Finally, the growers recognized
Pat Carlton, Roger Conley, Rory
Dubin and Robert Sasser for their
service to the association as depart-
ing board members.


Lake Dale Baptist Church will
be hosting The Royal Heirs at its^
Sunday evening service.,
Everyone is invited to the church
at 2566 Boyd Cowart Road,
Wauchula for the 6 p.m. service to
enjoy gospel music.
A fish fry will be held Saturday at
the Fort Green Baptist Church.
All proceeds will go to the youth
fund for the summer youth retreat.
The fry is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m
at the church at 2875 Baptist
Church Road, Fort Green. A $5
Donation is suggested. '-
Melvin and Sarah Jones will be:
guests at Reality Ranch on Friday;
night's monthly cowboy fellow-
ship. Melvin and Sarah will be'
singing and Melvin will give his-
testimony. He received a heart
transplant in February, 2000 and
has been healed of many things.: ;
Pastor Randy: Johnson invites'
everyone to bring a favorite dessert
and join in a good time of fellow-
ship and worship at the ranch two-"
and-a-half miles east of 'Zolfo'
Springs on SR 66 at 7 p.m.

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I am blessed to hacye had
the opportunity to be a part of
Patches-n-Pockets. The last
six years have tauLght me so
much about the good people
here in Hardee County.
it Lwas a sincere pleasure
getting to knot, each one of
you better. Thank you for all
the support and encourage-
mrent you have sholwnn me
and mlj family.


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If there's a job to be done, call
upon a busy person.
That description fits the Hardee
County 2005 Employee of the Year
Larry Pelton.
When the county needed some-
one to handle the massive job of re-
addressing the county to eliminate
duplicate street or road names so
the Emergency 9-1-1 program
would d work, Pelton was ,the man
chosen for ,the task,,.
Aside from his addressing
chores, Pelton's main interest has
always been his primary job as
Veterans Service Officer. "He has
such a wonderful relationship with
all the veterans in our county.
Customer service is what Larry is
all about; anyone that has worked
along side him would agree. He is
of the highest caliber; you-would be
hard pressed to find a more deserv-
ing employee than Larry," said
Public Safety Director Michael
Choate in recommending Pelton for
Sthe 2005 employee-of-the-year
honor.
Pelton started working for the
county in 1987 as a part-time secre-
tary and went to full-time employ-
ment in .1991 as the public safety,
assistant. In 1994 he became the
assistant emergency program direc-
tor, which led to his choice to be
Enhanced 9-1-1 Coordinator/Ad-
dressing manager. '
SHe rode every road in the county,
and spent hours with maps deciding
the address numbers for every par-
cel, residence and business outside
the city limits. Many road names
were changed and rural route
addresses changed to box numbers.
today, he keepsat it, adding num-
bers for new homes and names on
private roads (the blue signs) to
ensure they don't duplicate and


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this opportt unity to welcome
and invite eLTerucl e 10 "The
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Paitches-n-Pckets).
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same fine quality apparel and
accessories as before. .- so.
Lue Luill be adding a full line of
Juniors and Casuaol len's
apparel.
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Thank you Ior yoTr colntin-
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cause confusion to emergency
crews trying to reach a rural home.
"I feel Larry would be an excel-
lent candidate for the county
employee of the year. He is one of
the most dedicated employees here.
It is not uncommon to find him
working well past 5 p.m. each day
and he is here several Saturdays a
month," said Choate.
Pelton received his award at the
annual employee Christmas dinner
-in December.


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First Birthday
Eric Quinton Mushrush II, the
son of Eric and Liberty Mushrush,
turned 1 year old on Jan. 7.
He celebrated with a birthday
party at Grandpa and Grandma
Mushrush's house. Theme for the
party was Barney.
Guests were served grilled hot
dogs and hamburgers, baked beans
and chili.
Family and friends attended.


COURTESY PHOTO
Tonight (Thursday), Dr. Roger
Voegtlin, pastor of Fairhaven
Baptist Church in Chesterton,
Ind., which averages over
2,000 in attendance, will be a
special guest speaker at the
Maranatha Baptist Church
2465 Oxendine Road, off
Steve Roberts Special in Zolfo
Springs. Dr. Voegtlin is also
the president of Fairhaven
Baptist College, the tuition of
which is one of the lowest in
Christian colleges at under
$6,000 for room, board and
tuition. Church pastor Richard
Paasch invites everyone to
come to the 7 p.m. service
and receive a blessing from
this speaker.


Eric


Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

It was a grand evening again for all-in attendance at the Catheryn
McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula. Some came from as far away as Fort
Meade to attend a time of beautiful music and dancing.
Just before the starting number, Wanda from the Three-Notes Band
was given a standing ovation. We all were so delighted to see that she had
recovered and was able to perform again. However, our friend Bill, who
plays lead guitar, was absent from the band this time. Guess he is a bit under
the weather. Hope he gets well real soon.
As many of us know, music, dancing and active association with lov-
ing friends can be a wonderful medicine free of cost, which relieves stress
and tension, so says the American Medical Association. Best of all this type
of medicine has no side effects; but gives one true peace of mind, with a
greater feeling of love for our fellowman.
Elina and Wanda's performance was "par excellent" again this evening
with lively numbers such as "Elmei's Tune," "Alley Cat," "Bye-Bye
Blues," "Chinatown," "Tiny Bubbles" and also an Eddy Arnold'number,
"Anytime." A beautiful love ballet, "Red Sails in the Sunset," was also
played just to name a few.
At intermission our wonderful hostess, Darlene from Crystal Lake RV
Village, along with our dear friend, Mary, from Wauchula, invited all to the
snack table to enjoy fine refreshments. Then Jerry from the Wagon Wheel
recited some amusing comedy for us. Door prizes were won by Frieda from
The Oasis in Zolfo Springs and Betty from Colonial Arms, Wauchula. The
band closed, out the evening with beautiful 1940-1950 soft-shoe love song
numbers, along with Big Band, Swing, Western and Dixieland Jazz.
We would like to thank all in attendance and encourage others to attend
when we meet again today (Thursday). We wish to again applaud the
Catheryn McDonald Senior Center for providing the facility every
Thursday evening for our enjoyment of beautiful music and dancing. HOPE
of Hardee shows deep respect, and love for all its seniors by offering such
things as Meals on Wheels. HOPE also provides advice and counsel on
Medicare and Medicaid through the SHINE Program. You can check with
their management for further details.
Also, seniors, at no cost, canr enroll in the light exercise classes held at
the center every Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10 a.m., conducted by our
friend Donna from the Hardee County Family YMCA, who is a skilled
exercise therapist;
Good fortune to all and may God bless.


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


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With a half dozen games a week,
the Minors scores vary.
Some teams have played only
one game, while others have at
least four. This should even out as
the weeks go on in the Hardee
County Youth Sports program,
which has games Monday;
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
evenings and some Saturdays.
At the end of the opening day
and first week game, the Florida
Fuel Devil Rays and Vols Cubs are
both undefeated, but the Rays have
a 2-0 record and the Cubs are 4-0.


DUSTIN G. JONES
Navy Airman Apprentice Dustin
G. Jones, son of Catherine Carlton
of Zolfo Springs, and Clifton L.
Jones of Bowling Green, recently
completed the U. S. Navy basic
training at Recruit Training
Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
During the eight-week program,
Jones completed a variety of train-
ing, which included classroom
study and practical instruction on
naval customs, first aid, firefight-
ing, water safety and survival, and
shipboard and aircraft safety. An
, emphasis was also placed on physi-
cal fitness.
\ The capstone event of boot camp
is "Battle Stations." This exercise
gives recruits the skills and confi-
dence they need to succeed in the
fleet. "Battle Stations" is designed
to galvanize the basic warrior attrib-
utes of sacrifice, dedication, team-
work and endurance in each recruit
through the practical application of
basic Navy skills and core values of
honor, courage and commitment. Its
distinctly "Navy" flavor was
designed to take into account what
it means to be a Sailor.
TORIBIO RAMIREZ
Toribio Ramirez of Bowling
Green, has joined the U. S. Army
under the Delayed Entry Program.
He is the son of Geneva Roman of
.Poplar Avenue, Bowling Green and
Toribio Ramirez of Hillsborough
Avenue, Arcadia.
SThe 2005 Hardee Senior High-
School graduate will report to Fort'
Knox, Ky., for active duty on Jan.
26.
SThe Delayed Entry Program
gives young men and women the
opportunity to delay entering active
duty for up to one year.
The enlistment gives the new sol-
dier the option to learn a new skill,
travel and become eligible to
receive as much as $50,000 toward
a college education.
After completion of basic mili-
tary training, soldiers receive
advanced individual training in
their career job specialty prior to
being assigned to their first perma-
nent duty station.


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Behind them are the C&B Cattle
Yankees, Wauchula State Bank
Braves, Ullrich's Pitcher Pump Red
Sox, Pete's Pharmacy Athletics
(A's) and Dr. Timothy Ellis-spon-
sored White Sox.
In last Monday's action, the Cubs
took the measure of the Red Sox
11-8.
Jordon Jones and Mason Gough
paced the Cubs with a trio of tallies
apiece, with Tyler Hewett and
Dylan Norwood adding twin scores
and Steven Crews with one run.
Robie Paris countered with three
runs for the Red Sox. Dustin
Goodwyn, Marcus Battles; Zack
Battles, Kyle Stone and Dakota
added one run each.
In last Tuesday's game, the
Yankees shut down the White Sox
12-0.
Jacob Bolin and Luke Palmer
each put three runs on the board for
the Yanks. Tyler Helms chipped in
with a pair of scores and Wilson
Bembry, Cain Roman, Patrick
Carlton and Ryan Ramirez each
had one trip around the bases.
Marco DeLeon, Tanor Durden,


Devin Pearson and Matt Lake were
stranded for the White Sox.
On Thursday night, the Cubs
clobbered the Braves 17-3.
Jones rounded the bases four
times for the Cuts, with Hewett,
Crews and Bradley Brewer each
crossing home plate three times.
Gough and David Gibson had.twin
tallies.
For the Braves, it was Reed
Woods, Wyatt Maddox and Austin
Stoner coming around to touch
home plate in a fourth-inning rally.
There were a pair of games on
Friday night at 7:30.
On field 1, the Devil Rays
downed the A's 18-12.
Dalton Reas and Kristopher
Johnson each put a quartet of
scores in the book for the D-Rays.
Abel Esquivel- added three. Luke
Winter and Taylor Griffin chipped
in with twin scores and Michael
Heine added another.
German Figueroa circled the
bases three times for the A's. Austin
Altman, Armando Alamia and Jake
Deanda were two-score batters and
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Jose Gonzales came home once
each.
The Friday field two game was a
barn-burner, with the Red Sox nip-
ping the Yankees 10-9.
Zack Battles led the Red Sox
with three scores. Kyle Stone and
Cody Spencer put two runs apiece
on the board and Goodwyn and
Brandon Powell had one each.
Bolin and Palmer were again
three-score batters for the Yankees.
Helms had a pair of scores and Eric
Klein picked up one run.
In Saturday's only game, the
Cubs took care.of business, beating
the White Sox 11-1.
Nearly every batter go on the
board for the Cubs, with Jones,
Gough and Hewitt putting up two
runs apiece and Brewer, Crews,
Glen Ellis, Cleston Sanders, Adam
Ramirez and Norwood coming
home once each.
Durden was the only White Sox
to come all the way home. DeLeon,
Alex Clarke, Lake, Matt Hamilton
and Zack Crews were all stranded
on the base paths.


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On The Local Links
CRYSTAL LAKE LADIES' LEAGUE
These golfers played Low Net Minus Putts. Darlene Jackson took first
place with 6, and Rose Beeve had 11 to take second place. Tied for third,
with 16, were Jan Brinker, Alice Hunt, Mary Kessler, and Nancy Morrison.
Nancy King came closest to the #3 pin.
TORREY OAKS LADIES' LEAGUE
In this week's Scramble, Rosemary Comeau came in with 18, taking
first place. Nancy King was second with 19, while Marilyn Funkhauser and
Agnes Porhola tied for third with 20. Carol Susko was closest to the #5 pin.
The following players had birdies: Marilyn Funkhouser and Shirley
Swisher on #2; Rosemary Comeau on #7; Carol Campbell on #1 and Carol
Susko on #5.
HUSBAND AND WIFE FUN DAY
Twenty teams played in this event. First place with a gross of 36, went
to Heinz and Jackie Bayer. Norman and Joyce placed second with a net
score of 35. Dan and Carol Susko came in third with a score of 36. The next
outing will be on Feb. 14. You will find a sign-up sheet in the clubhouse and
all are welcome to play.
CRYSTAL LAKE MEN'S LEAGUE
Each group played for their Individual Net Score. In Group A, Frank
Beeve and Don Ahearn tied for first plaie with a net 34. Tied for second,
with 37, were Aurele DuFour and Bob Kramer. Reg Page, with a net 31,
took first place in Group B. Jack Elofson, D. Silfers, and D. Ness tied for
second with net 35. The C Group had a three-way tie for first place. Joe
Bennitte, S. Gervase and L. Ascot came in with net 35. In the D Group,
William Johnson took first with net 30. L. Cahill placed second with 31 and
H. Fung took third place with net 34.


FLR IDA LIVESTOCK MARKET REPORT


FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE


Freda's Foibles
By Freda B. Douglas


God touched the world, and left His fingerprints of love.
As mentioned to you in a previous column, I'm going deviate from my
regular schedule and give you "book reports" of what I have read or am cur-
rently reading. I'm going to continue this series by introducing you to Jeff
'Keller and his book "Attitude Is Everything."
Keller as taken directly from his press release, with permission "is
president of Attitude Is Everything Inc. and works with organizations which
want to develop high achievers and with people who want to reach their full
potential.
"Keller is a writer, seminar leader and speaker in the area of motiva-
tional and human potential. For more than 14 years he has delivered his
Uplifting presentations to businesses, organizations, groups and education-
al institutions," the press release says.
"Keller communicates with clarity, sincerity and impact in a way that
touches the minds and hearts of those in his audiences," it continues. "Each
presentation and seminar is specifically designed to meet the needs of the
business or organization being served.
"He is the author of two highly acclaimed publications, is a member of
National Speakers Association and lives in New York City," the press
release notes.
I met Keller by telephone when I called for permission to quote his
work, and found him kind, attentive and definitely attuned to people. He
requested my book, "Cherish the Past" and complimented me on the "fine
job of writing that wonderful book." Makes me want, to finish my new book
so he can read that one.
I think that is enough for this time. Next time T'll start with the first
chapter of his book, "Attitude Is Everything."
Until we meet again in print, may the good Lord shine His countenance
on you.


For the week ended January 19, 2006:


At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 9,387 compared to
last week 10,807 and 8,010 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week, slaughter
cows and bulls were 1.00 to 2.00 lower, feeder steers and heifers were
1.00 to 3.00 higher.


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 175.00-215.00;
300-400 lbs.,' 126.00-172.00; and
400-500 lbs., 112.00-151.00.
Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 132.00-200.00;
300-400 lbs., 114.00-145.00; and
400-500 lbs., 110.00-135.00.


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs; 85-90 percent, 38.00-44.00.
Slaughter Bulls: ,Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 Ibs; 47.00-62.00.





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ADDICTION CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE
Millions of Americans misuse or are dependent on alcohol or drugs,
and most of them have families who suffer the consequences
Why should you care if there is not a problem in your immediate fam-
ily? Substance abuse- including alcohol, which is illegal in all 50 states
for people under the age of 21 can change the direction of a young per-
son's life, physically, emotionally and behaviorally. Drug and alcohol use
can lead to many negative consequences; including bad grades, broken
friendships, family problems, physical violence and trouble with the law.
Kids who learn from their parents about the dangers of underage
drinking, drugs and other risky behaviors are less likely to use those sub-
stances. Parents have a more powerful influence over choices their children
make than they realize.
How do you help kids learn about the dangers of experimenting and
becoming involved with alcohol arid other drugs?
The first thing you can do is learn as much as you 'can. The National
Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign offers two. important Web sites. The first
i is primarily for parents and adults who spend .a lot.qf time within tpes,'s
(www.TheAntiDrug.com) and the second is for teens (www.freev'be.comi.
General discussions without the facts do not convince kisi to stick if.i the .
decision to avoid risky behaviors. Young people want to know specifics.
.Daily parenting actions such as establishing clear rules and conse-
quences, praising and rewarding desirable behavior and staying involved in
kids' daily lives help prevent drug use. Be involved in your kids' lives, know
what their activities are and how they spend their time.
Your kids might not like you keeping tabs on where they are and what
they're doing. Conflict may arise when talking about touchy subjects such
as drug use. The conversations should begin very early in your children's
lives. Keeping the lines of communication open and learning to listen to
your children's thoughts, ideas and feelings is very important to helping
them discuss situations and events in their daily lives.
Research shows that kids start using drugs and alcohol because they
feel the need to take risks or they believe it will help them fit in or feel bet-
ter. Sometimes they use drugs because they are seeking relief from stress or
feelings of depression. Arid it's important to remember that there is, some-
times, a genetic risk for addiction -just like heart disease, diabetes, cancer
and other diseases.
We know that addiction is not a matter of will; it is a disease of the
brain. While there is no cure, there is prevention. And the' sooner you take
action to stop occasional use, the more likely your chances of stopping the
progression to abuse and addiction.
If you suspect your child is experimenting with alcohol or drugs, know
your local resources and reach out to them for the help you need.











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Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


The exhortation against heavy thinking that follows is not my creation.
I found it thumb-tacked to a bulletin board in a laundromat, handwritten on
tear-streaked (or wash water-stained), legal-sized paper.
Never having been accused of heavy thinking myself, I nevertheless-
can see and understand the pain it causes in many lives. If this courageous"'
confession of a recovering heavy thinker helps even one person find his
way out of the self-centered and destructive maze of heaving thinking, I'
believe it will be well worth the space it occupies in this paper.
The author is anonymous:
ARE YOU A HEAVY THINKER?
It started out innocently enough. I began to think at parties, now and.
then to loosen up. Inevitably though, one thought led to another, and soon
I was more than just a social thinker.
I began to think alone "to relax," I told myself but I knew it was- '
n't true. Thinking became more and more important to me, and finally I was
thinking all the time.
I began to think on the job. I knew that thinking and employment don't
mix, but I couldn't stop myself.
I began to avoid friends at lunchtime so I could read Thoreau and
Kafka. I would return to the office dizzied and confused, asking, "What is
it exactly we are doing here?"
Things Weren't going so great at home, either. One evening I had
turned off the TV and asked my wife about the meaning of life. She spent
that night'at her mother's.
I soon had a reputation as a heavy thinker. One day the boss called me
in. He said, "Carl, I like you, and it hurts me to say this, but your thinking
has become a real problem. If you don't stop thinking on the job you'll
have to find another job." This gave me a lot to think about.
I came home early after my conversation with the boss. "Honey," I
confessed, "I've been thinking ..."
"I know you've been thinking," she said, "and I want a divorce!"
"But, honey, surely it's not that serious."
S"It is serious," she said, lower lip aquiver. "You think as much as col-
lege professors, and college professors don't make any money, so if you
keep on thinking we won't have any money!"
"That's' a faulty syllogism," I said impatiently, and she began to cry.
I'd had enough. "I'm going to the library," I snarled as I stomped out the
door.
I headed for the library, in the mood for some Nietzsche, with a PBS
station on the radio. I roared into the parking lot and ran up to the big glass'
doors. they didn't open. The library was closed. ,
To this day, I believe that a Higher Power was looking out for me that ":
night.
As I sank to the ground clawing at the unfeeling glass, whimpering for:;
Zarathustra, a poster caught my eye. "Friend, is heavy thinking ruining your:'
life?" it asked. You probably recognize that line. It comes from the stan-
dard Thinkers Anonymous poster.
Which is why I am what I am today: a recovering thinker. I never miss
a TA meeting. At each meeting we watch a non-educational video; last;
week it was "Porky's." Then we share experiences about how we avoided
thinking since our last meeting. :'
I still have my job, and things are a lot better at home. Life just seemed
... easier, somehow, as soon as I stopped thinking.
Comments or questions? E-mail Chip Ballard at chipkyle746-@earth-
link.net.


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INVITATION TO BID.
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE-COUNTY, FLORIDA',

The Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida,
hereinafter referred to as "County" is soliciting bids from qualified
firms to provide labor and materials to plant 300 Live Oak trees.
25 Red Maple trees. 25 Cypress trees and 50 Long Leaf Pine
trees as specified in the Scope of Services of this Invitation to Bid.
Sealed BIDS will be received at:,

Hardee County Purchasing Office
Attn: Jack Logan, Purchasing Director
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873

Until Friday 2:00 P.M. local time. February 17. 2006. at which time
they will be publicly opened by the County Purchasing Director or
designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time spec-
ified will not be accepted.

Bid documents may be obtained from the Hardee County
Purchasing Office, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, or by
faxing a request to (863)773-0322. Bidders shall confine their bids
to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not be considered.,
Bids submitted by FAX or other electronic media will NOT be
accepted under any circumstances. Late bids will NOT be accept-
ed and will be returned to the bidder.

An original BID (clearly marked as the "ORIGINAL") with two (2)
copies must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be
marked: SEALED BID PROVISION AND INSTALLAliON OF
TREES. Bid will be awarded by the Board of County
Commissioners at a time and date to be determined later.

Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities and/or
irregularities in any BID, delete any portion of the project; extend
the project within the limits of the work involved which in its judg-
ment is in the best interest of the County. Bids may be withdrawn
prior to the date and time of bid opening. The County reserves the
right to reject any or all bid(s) and may postpone the award of the
Agreement for a period of time which shall not extend beyond sixty
(60) calendar days from the Bid opening date.



C. N. Timmerman, Chairman
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners 1:26c


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January 26, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 9B


Wildcats Whipping Into Shape


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats hit the hard
luck trail bit showed improved
resilience in three tough district
games last week.
The Cats lost to Palmetto, Avon
Park and DeSoto in a trio of uphill
games.
This week, it's a few days to
recoup before the game tonight
(Thursday) at home against
Palmetto. Tomorrow night, the
final district opponent, Sebring,


comes to visit. Hardee lost by one
point at Sebring when a last-second
trey went in the hole for the
Streaks.
Next week ends the regular sea-
son with a pair of non-district home
games. Lakeland comes in on
Tuesday evening and Lake Placid is
here for Senior Night on Feb. 2.
The playoffs are at Sebring the
week of Feb. 7-11. Seedings have
not yet been announced, but it is
likely Hardee will square of with


Braden River in the opening game.

PALMETTO 70, HARDEE 56
Player of the Game.


#12 Palmer


MISUNDERSTANDING THE DIRECTIONS
I recently had this story e-mailed to me:
"One day shortly after the birth of their new baby, the
mother had to go out to do some errands. So, the proud papa
stayed home to watch his wonderful new son. Soon after the
mother left, the baby started to cry. The father did everything
he could think of, but'the baby wouldn't stop crying. Finally,
the dad got so worried he decided to take the infant to the doc-
tor. After the doctor listened to the father and all that he had
done to get the baby to stop crying, the doctor began to exam-
ine the baby's ears, chest and then down to the diaper area.
When he undid the diaper, he found that the diaper was indeed
full. "Here's the problem,' the doctor said. 'He needs a change.'
The father was very perplexed, 'But the diaper package says it
is good for up to 10 pounds!"
This story hit home with me being that, Lord willing, I.am about to be
a father for the first time. We new fathers think that we know how to do it,
but it turns out that we might just have misread the directions.
This applies spiritually about the Bible, also. There are many
"Christians" in the world today who-think they have followed the directions
and found the answers. Since they "know" it all, they simply stop looking
for their answers and figure they have done enough to get to Heaven.
As Jesus stated, "Not everyone who says to Me 'Lord! Lord!' shall
enter the kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in
Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, 'Lord! Lord! Did we not proph-
esy in Your name, and through Your name throw out demons, and through
Your name do many .wonderful works?' And then I will say to them, I never
knew you! Depart from Me, those working lawlessness" (Matthew 7:21-
23).
Jesus says that there will be many who at the Judgment will think that
they are saved and going straight to sit at the feet of God, but they will be
wrong. Jesus says that there are many who have misread the directions
found in the Bible and think that they have it figured out, but they are going
to put their lives together wrong. They are going to find out the hard way,
because they did not seek the answers constantly while they still had a
chance here on this earth.
Life is our opportunity to get things figured out by reading the direc-
tions and asking for the guidance of the Creator of life. If we don't look at
our directions, we are going to end up with a "mess" of trouble, like the
father in the story at the beginning. I'm Telling the Truth!
J. Adim Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula. He can be
e-mailed at w.eareywe@earthlink.net


Nothing that was worthy in the
past departs; no truth or good-


ness realized by man ever dies,
or can die.


NOTICE
,HARDEE COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
To whom it may concern:
You are hereby notified that the following
described livestock STALLION PONY, BLACK IN
COLOR was found on DANSBY ROAD, Hardee
County and is now impounded at the HARDEE
LIVESTOCK MARKET. The amount due by reason
of such impounding is all incurred fees. The above
described livestock will, unless redeemed within 3
days from date hereof, be offered for sale at pub-
lic auction to the highest and best bidder for cash.
4 J.L. Cogburn, Sheriff
Hardee County, FL
1:26c .

i Notice of Public Hearing
Ftr the Purpose of Section 147 (f) of the Internal Revenue
Code of 1986 as amended, notice is hereby given that a pub-
lie hearing will be held on behalf of the (Board of County
Commissioners) of Hardee County with respect to the con-
templated issuance and a sale of a Single Family Revenue
Bonds Series 2006 (Multi-County Program) in an amount not
to exceed $99,000,000 by the Housing Finance Authority of
Lee County. The public hearing is scheduled for 8:45 am on
February 16, 2006 at 412 W. Orange Street Room 103.
Te proceeds of such bonds will be used to finance and pro-
vide capital for investment to fund the purchase of mortgage
loans to-qualified homebuyers of low, moderate or middle
income for the construction, purchase or rehabilitation of
owner-occupied single family residences located within par-
ticipating Florida counties, including Hardee County,
Florida.
The bonds will not constitute a debt of the State of Florida,
Hardee County or any participating counties or Housing
Finance Authorities, but will be payable solely from pay-
ments made from the revenue generated from the housing
program.
At the time and place fixed for said public hearing all who
ap~ar will-be given an opportunity to express their views for
or against the proposal to issue said bonds. Persons are
advised that, if they need a record of the proceedings, and for
such purposes, they may need to ensure that a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the
testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.
,11 interested parties are invited to present their comments at
the time and place set forth above.
Board of County Commissioners
January 23, 2006 1:26c


The Tigers greeted the visiting
Wildcats with a full-court press
from the opening tip-off.
"Before we knew it, we were
down by 15 points. Our two inside
players, both sophomores, had a
hard time rebounding. We have to
do better. We dug a hole and had to
climb back," commented Hardee
head coach Vance Dickey.
Palmetto's aggressive style net-
ted them 36 foul shots compared to
just 16 for the Cats. Hardee got
back within 8-to-10 points, but the
Tigers would pull away again.
For Hardee, high scorer was
Weston Palmer with 21 points,
including 5-of-7 at the free throw
line. Dickey named him as Wildcat
player of the game "for sheer guts.
He once again pushed himself to
the limit. He was aggressive and
shot the ball well inside and out.
He was relentless on both ends of
the court."
: Terry Redden had 11, Jermaine
King 10, Robbie ones eight, and
Olnel Virgile and Arnold Louis
each two points.
Palmetto's Shed Haynes matched
the high score with 21 points, while
Joe Hills added 15.

AVON PARK 62, HARDEE 51
Hardee again got behind early
and had to battle back in this game
at Avon Park. The Red Devils ran
off 11 straight points to end the first
period up 13-4. They lengthened
the lead to 31-18 at halftime.
Despite the poor start, Dickey
felt the Wildcats played a much
better game. "The defense followed
the game plan. We didn't give up,
although we gave'them some tran-
sition baskets that'iurt,us.
"We had a three-headed monster
in Olnel (Virgile), Mark (St. Fort)
and Arnold (Louis). Together, they
grabbed 25 rebounds. They were. a
presence in the paint and starting to
take control. I'm encouraging that."
Hardee took 25 free throws while
Avon Park had only a dozen as the
run-and-gun play sometimes
caused the Red Devils to foul. All
nine Red Devils scored, three with
only two points apiece. Karl "Bo"
Commadore topped the team with
21 points and Devaris Strange
added 14.
For the Cats, it was balanced
scoring as the Red Devil defense
harassed Palmer throughout. Louis
was high for Hardee with 11 points
and Redden chipped in with 10.
Virgile had seven, and Palmer, St.
Fort and King six apiece, and Jones
five.

DESOTO 65, HARDEE 52
Player of the game.


#24 Virgile
Dickey tabbed Virgile for player
of the game honors. "He was con-
sistent on the boards. He's under-
sized at the position but plays with
such intensity. If everyone had the
sense of urgency and stepped up,
we could win. He gives it all he's
got."
'DeSoto dominated from the start,
ripping off a dozen points before
Hardee got on the board when King
took a defensive rebound and threw
long to Palmer for the deuce.
But points were hard to come by
with the stifling play of the
Bulldogs, which ended the first
period up 21-8.
Jones opened the second session
with a three-pointer, but DeSoto
spread the floor to wait out the
Cats. Palmer stole the ball and fed
Thelinor "Lino" Jena for a lay-in.,
Redden nailed a three and Palmer
took it to the hole.
Hardee was climbing back in
when Palmer severely sprained his
bad right ankle diving for a loose
ball late in the first half. Lee Camel
put in a shot with two seconds left


to give the Bulldogs a 37-22 half-
time advantage.
Without Palmer for the second
half, Hardee picked up the slack,
with Redden and Jena hitting the
hoops and Virgile and Louis getting
some offensive rebounds to score.
Hardee held DeSoto to the same
point difference as halftime, but
was unable to pick up advantage,
still down by 15 points, 49-34 as
the third quarter ended.
The Cats opened the final period
strong. The ball went to Louis on
the inside and shortly King notched
a trey. Hardee was only down 10
points. When Redden nailed a
three-pointer, the Cats were only
down by seven points.
In the middle of the quarter
DeSoto regained momentum and
pushed back to a 10-point edge 54-
44. Starters returned to the floor in
numbers and attacked at every
point, carrying the Bulldogs to a
65-52 victory.
The Shine brothers were again
the Bulldog 'scoring leaders.
Sheldon Shine had 20, including
10 in the hectic fourth quarter.
Shavon Shine added 19, including


five-of-six at the foul line in the last
few minutes of the game. Tyre
Thomas added 13.
For the Cats, Redden was tops
with 11 points. Louis had nine and
King and Jena each eight points.
Jones had six before fouling out
and Palmer six before leaving the
game late in the first half. Virgile
added four points.

JV GAMES
The junior Cats also had a hard
week, losing all three games.
At Palmetto, they started well, at
13-all at the end of the first period
and down only 24-23 at the half.
The junior Tigers outscored Hardee
in the second half for the 52-38
win.
Cat sophomore Marwin
Simmons led all scorers with 19
points, some each quarter. Varn
Vantrez countered with 17 for
Palmetto.
For Hardee, Jaime Harrison had
seven points, Postene Louisjeune
four, Alex Flores three, Pete Solis
and Dusty Massey each two points
and Josh Jackson one-of-two at the
charity stripe. Lucas Juarez and
Efrain Ferman contributed to the
floor game.
At Avon Park, a 28-point fourth-
quarter spree gave the 70-41 win to
the junior Red Devils, who had 19


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE
MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area shown in
the map in the advertisement. The change proposed is an amendment to the Wauchula
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the City of Wauchula.

Amendment #06-03-SS: A change of the official future land use
classification specifically changing the future land use classifications
From "Medium Density Residential" to "Single Family Residential"
for Block Six (6) of the Avalon Park Addition to Wauchula, Florida.


A public hearing will be held on February 13th, at 6:00 P.M., and thereafter Ordinance 2006-
03 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first reading at City Hall, 225
East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public hearings all parties and interested
citizens may appear and by heard as to any and all matter pertinent to the proposed amendment to the
Comprehensive Plan. Comments to Amendment #06-03-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in
writing if submitted on or before the hearing dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by the
public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South 7th Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday,
except holidays.

Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council with respect
to any matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeals is'tolbe-based.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND
SECTION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE,IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY
CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for City of Wauchula
Ables & Ritenour, P.A.
202 West Main Street
Suite 103.
Wauchula, Florida 33873


s/ Clarissa Abbott
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free throws and made only seven.
Hardee had only a dozen attempts,
but notched eight of them.
For the junior Cats, Jackson,
Flores and Louisjeune each had
nine points, with Jackson hitting
five-of-six at the free throw line.
Solis had a half dozen, Fermin
four, and Harrison and Massey
each two points.
Hardee battled DeSoto early,
down 8-6 at the end of a defensive
first quarter. Terrell Thomas hit for
the Bulldogs to 'start the second
period, but Flores hit along two and
Simmons followed it with a trey to
put the Cats up 11-10.
There were two ties before
DeSoto went on a full-court tear
.and ran the score up to 26-14 by
halftime.
In the second half, Hardee tried
to climb back in the game but faced
stiff opposition. The Cats cut the
Bulldog lead to 10 points, 33-23 as
the third quarter ended.
In the final period, points were
hard to come by as DeSoto smoth-
ered the Cats on both ends of the
court. Thomas led DeSoto with 12
points.
For Hardee, it was Louisjeune as
high man with 10 points. Simmons
added nine, Jackson eight, Flores
four, Solis two and Harrison a solo
foul shot.








10B The Herald-Advocate, January 26, 2006


CHIRP Rebuilding Hardee



After Hurricane Charley


By LAUREN RAULERSON
For The Herald-Advocate
Hurricane Charley's wrath has still not come to an
end.
When Charley hit, several homes in the county
were destroyed from roof to foundation. Many had
insurance to help reconstruct their lives, but some
were left homeless, with no finances to rebuild their
homes.
For these unfortunate families, an organization was
created through Northside Baptist Church called
CHIRP (Christians Helping In Recovery Process). It
began after Northside was used as a distribution cen-
ter to feed police officers and other individuals assist-
ing in the recovery process immediately after Charley
hit.
CHIRP was created inside the imagination of
LaDonna Perry. Perry approached her pastor at
Northside Baptist Church, Jimmy Morse, and pro-
posed the idea of creating an ongoing relief effort to
rebuild their broken community. That idea grew into
a full-blown organization. Twenty homes later, Morse
became the executive director of CHIRP.
CHIRP started with a group of people approaching
the community and working with individual cases in'
November of 2004. They worked with organizations
such as HOPE of Hardee and others already in place
to identify and help those in desperate need. Many
people from out of state also helped CHIRP in its
beginning stages.
CHIRP has received much publicity over the past
year and a half. News programs such as CNN have
interviewed Morse, as well as numerous newspapers
across the country. Churches and organizations
nationwide have found out about CHIRP through
such publicity and have sent volunteers and dona-
tions. Thanks to this publicity, over 170 houses have
already been rebuilt or repaired and 20 more are
under way.
Luckily, the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) rescued many families immediately
after Charley hit by loaning trailers for them to live in
while they got back on their feet. Perry explains,
however, that in February the trailers must be
returned to FEMA regardless of whether or not the
families have homes to return to.
There are currently 59 homeowners living in
FEMA trailers. Some of them are now in the process
of rebuilding or repairing their homes. Perry adds
there are 31 families in FEMA trailers who are
renters. Many currently living in FEMA trailers have
no plan of action for when the FEMA deadline
arrives.
CHIRP builds houses for individuals whose houses
were destroyed, whose income is very low and those
who had little or no insurance when Charley hit. Of
the 20 homes CHIRP built last year, eight were for
individuals living in FEMA trailers.
CHIRP does not build homes on new land. They
rebuild homes where, the destroyed houses used to
stand. CHIRP repairs homes as well as rebuilds them.
Morse says over 120 repairs have been made and 20
new homes have been rebuilt all over:the county so
far.
CHIRP plans to rebuild 20 more homes. The build-
ing process began for this set of homes at the begin-
ning of this month, and should be completed by
March 1 of this year. These homes are already com-
pletely funded. Morse has recently asked 1,000
churches to build ofie home each in hopes of building


PHOTO BY LAUREN RAULERSON
Peggy Valdiviez stands in front of her new
front door. She and husband Jose's home
should be completed in a few weeks.
a total of 1,000 additional homes.
Thousands upon thousands of dollars have been
donated to CHIRP to help rebuild homes. Many faith-
based organizations have given money and labor to
CHIRP. Morse says the first donation to CHIRP was
a start-up grant for $5,000 by Church World Services.
Organizations like the Lutherans, United
Methodists, Southern Baptists, United Way, Winn-
Dixie, the Governor's Fund for Disaster Relief and
many others have donated money. Samaritans Purse
donates $80,000 a quarter to CHIRP.
The houses are built by volunteer workers.
Volunteers find out about CHIRP through their
churches and other organizations. People from all
over the country have come to Hardee County to help
build homes. Close to $2 million in volunteer work
has been donated.
Some volunteers stay for a week and others stay for
up to three months. CHIRP provides food, shelter and
showers for the volunteers while they are in town.
CHIRP has 104 beds to house volunteers. Roughly 30
people come into the county weekly to build homes,
and 12 to 18 individuals come and stay for three
months.
The Mennonites and Amish are coming to Hardee
County to help build the last set of houses. These two
groups often work together across the continent
through different organizations. They will make up
the majority of the volunteers these next two months.
Ages of volunteers range from 9 to 83. Many times
volunteers come as a family.
For the average person, it costs close to $92,000 to
build a 1,000-square-foot house. But with volunteer
labor, it only costs about $50,000 to build a home,
Morse explains.
CHIRP does not'usually have to pay the complete
$50,000. It finds money from other organizations


COURTESY PHOTO


A group of volunteers out of Tampa hoist up a wall for a new house.


already in place to help families in need, and then
pays the difference. However, CHIRP has completely
funded two homes.
The first home was built on Jan. 1, 2005. It takes a
well-organized, well-established group about one
month to complete a home. Many times a delay of
material is what hinders a group from completing a
house in the approximated time.
After the last set of 20 homes are completed in
March, no more homes will be built. After March,
CHIRP will begin hurricane preparation. No more
volunteers will be needed because CHIRP will start
hiring contractors to prepare homes that are vulnera-
ble to destruction. During these next two months
donations still would be appreciated. CHIRP is
always looking for volunteers. Call the CHIRP office
at 773-3366 and speak to'Gayle Morse to find out
where volunteers are needed in the county.
CHIRP is also always in need of food, water,
Gatorade, paper goods, canned goods, toiletries and


anything that would help feed and house several vol-'
unteers. These donations can be dropped off at'
Northside Baptist Church, located at 912 N. Eighth:
Ave., Wauchula, or the CHIRP office close by.
Cash donations are also needed. Take cash donan.
tions to Mikd Manley's office at Manley & Associates:
CPAs,.203 S; Seventh Ave., Wauchula. CHIRP is ak
5013C or a non-profit organization, therefore all:
donations are tax exempt.
Northside Baptist also holds a meeting ever:
Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the church for anyone in the'
community with any type of problem.
CHIRP has come a long way since November:
2004. It has helped 170 families so far, and has no.
intentions of slowing down soon.
Although they plan on building 20 more houses,:
their efforts do not stop there.' CHIRP plans on thor-
oughly fortifying and "rebuilding" Hardee County so
that another "Charley" has no chance of bringing
down the community like the first one did.


Homeowner Loan Program Grows'


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Income levels up to $87,000,
homes over $200,000.
A newly, approved homeowner
loan program could enable many
county residents to get low-interest
long-term loans although they have
higher incomes than would qualify
under most previous loan pro-
grams.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CIVIL ACTION
CASE NO:25-2005-CA-000521
DIVISION
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
MANUEL GARZA, et al,
Defendant(s).

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pur-
suant to a Final Judgement of
Mortgage Foreclosure dated January
18, 2006 and entered in Case NO. 25-
2005-CA-000521 of the Circuit Court
of the TENTH Judicial Circuit in and
for HARDEE County, Florida, wherein
WELLS FARGO BANK, NA SUCCES-
SOR BY MERGER TO WELLS FARGO
HOME MORTGAGE, INC., is the plain-
tiff and MANUEL GARZA; ANGELICA
GARZA; ANY AND ALL UNKNOWN
PARTIES CLAIMING BY, THROUGH,
UNDER, AND AGAINST THE HEREIN
NAMED INDIVIDUAL DEFENDANTS)
WHO ARE NOT-KNOWN TO BE DEAD
OR ALIVE, WHETHER SAID
UNKNOWN PARTIES MAY CLAIM AN
INTEREST AS SPOUSES, HEIRS,
DEVISEES, GRANTEES,, OR OTHER
CLAIMAN; are the Defendants, I will
sell to the highest bidder for cash at
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF THE
HARDEE COUNTY COURTHOUSE,
417 W. MAIN STREET at 11:00AM, on
the 8 day of February, 2006, the fol-
lowing described property as set forth
in said Final Judgment:
THE E 1/2 OF LOT 40, AND ALL OF
LOT 41, BLOCK "B", W.T. GREEN
SUBDIVISION OF A.Y. TEACHES
SUBDIVISION, ACCORDING TO THE
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 2, PAGE 8, PUBLIC
RECORDS OF HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA.
A/K/A 627 GREEN STREET, WAUCHU-
LA, FL 33873-3216
WITNESS MY HAND and the seal of
this Court on January 18, 2006.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
In accordance with the Americans
Disabilities Act, persons with disabilities
needing a special accommodation to par-
ticipate in this proceeding should con-
Stact the individual or agency sending the
notice at Echevarria, McCalla, Raymer,
Barrett & Frappier, 601 Bayshore Blvd.,'
Suite 800, Tampa, Florida 33606, tele-
phone (813) 251-4766, not later than
seven (7) days prior to the proceeding. If
hearing impaired, (TDD) 1-800-955-
8771, or voice (V) 1-800-955-8770, via.
Florida Relay Service.
1:26,2:2c


After lengthy discussion last
week, the Hardee County
Commission approved a resolu-
tion and an interlocal agreement
that would bring the Manatee-
based program for homebuyer
loans to people with higher
incomes.
The commission had to approve
the program in order for the
Manatee program to extend to this
county, and endorsed it as an
opportunity for the 2006 Housing
Finance Authority of Manatee
County Taxable- Single Family
Bond Program to become a multi-
county program. It is also being
extended to Lee, Hendry, Sarasota,
Collier, Glades and DeSoto coun-
ties.
Since it began in DeSoto six
months ago, there have been about
$1.6 million in loans approved, said
Philip Harloff and Danielle
Safipiero of Raymond James and
Associates Inc. which manages the
housing program.
Thetprogram for owner-occupied
homes for low, moderate and mid-
dle income families will become
available here immediately through
Countrywide which has offices: in
Sebring, Arcadia and other nearby
communities, said Harloff.
Loans are available for people
who earn up to 150 percent of the
area's median income. In Hardee
County, that is $79,000 for a family
or two or less, and $87,000 for a
family of three or more. Those fig-
ures will go up shortly when the
higher 2006 limits are released,
said Sainpiero.
Thirty-year loans can be for a
house of up to $237,000 and are at
an interest rate of 6.99 percent and
include the three percent down pay-
ment costs (such as $3,000 on a
$100,000 home).
Commissioner Gordon Norris
asked how this is different from
previous homebuyer loan programs
the county has had. Harloff said
these are not limited to first-time
homebuyers. Also, since there is
almost nothing for closing costs, it
will help those who have been
unable to save for down payment
costs required in conventional
loans.
Commissioner Minor Bryant
asked, "So a person can move into
a house without any money?",
Harloff said that was "possible, buit
not probable." So a single person
could buy or build a house?" asked
Bryant. "Yes, it's an affordable
housing program," responded
Harloff.
The commission approval allows
county citizens to participate for a
better interest rate and more avail-
ability of funds. Local lenders are
welcome to participate as well as
Countrywide, added Harloff.
Local realtor Joe L. Davis said he
thought it was it a great program
and would not be opposed by local
lenders.
As with many of the housing pro-
grams here, homeowners will be
asked to participate in a' daylong
financial seminar and individual


budget counseling to ensure that
prospective homeowners can han-
dle the mortgage payment, utilities,
upkeep and other expenses of a
home, said Janet Gilliard, director
of the county's Office of
Community Development, which
oversees more than a dozen home
programs, which have helped to
rebuild or renovate some of the
1,500 homes destroyed in the 2004
hurricanes.
Gilliard and her seven-member
staff work with a variety of local
organizations and grants which
provides money and workers for
homebuilding programs.
She 'is a member of CHIRP
(Christians Helping In the
Recovery Process) see related
story.
Her staff helps leverage monies
from the Elder Affairs housing'
grant handled by H.O.P.E. of
Hardee, the Central Campesino
program which has partnered with
the county since 1994 and can
assist with mobile home repairs, the
three municipalities with their
Community Development Block
Grant (CDBG) programs, HOME
AGAIN funds, and many others for'
the best total use for each client.
Volunteer groups such as the
Apostolic, Mennonite and Amish'
have build as many as 50 houses-'
and renovated 100 homes in the
last 16 months. The Amish, which
have just arrived, hope to build 18
homes before they leave on March'
31.
Gilliard and staff locate funds for
foundations, and the materials for
the homes varied groups are help-
ing with.
Folks still needing assistance on
home Tepairs 'or0 placements can
contact her office on the second
Floor of Courthouse Annex I, Room
201, 412 W. Orange St., Wauchula,
or call 773-6349.

The heresy of one age becomes
the orthodoxy of the next.
-Helen Keller


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PHOTO BY LAUREN RAULERSON
The Valdiviez home on North Eight Avenue is near completion. The walls are up, the roof is on
and the flooring was recently put in.


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January 26, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 11B


COURTESY PHOTO


Awards ceremony recognizes poster contest winners.


Poster Contest Works To



Prevent Teen Pregnancy


"How would teen pregnancy
change your future?" was the ques-
tion asked in a recent poster contest
sponsored by the Teen Pregnancy
Prevention Alliance, Healthy Start
and Heartland for Children organi-
zations.
Hardee County's second in the
state rating for teen pregnancies is a
main concern for each of these
associations. They offered the con-
test to make teens think about.mak-
ing wise choices. The organizations
want teens to realize that life is full
-of choices, and that choices always
has consequences.
,Ten students from Hardee Junior
High school were awarded for their
posters. The first place winner,,
Vanessa Garza, illustrated, "What
will you get for graduation?" She
showed a mortarboard and diploma
or baby as choices. She was award-
ed a $100 gift certificate.
Other award winners were:
Ashley Smith, second place, $50;
and honorable mention to Rafael
Bautista, Blanca Chavez, Dylan


socl2:t8fc


Clements, Kristen Dukes, Courtney
Gunnoe, Fabiola Perada, Caitlin
Sockalosky and Kelly Vang, $20.
Also present at the awards cere-
mony were Superintendent of
Schools Dennis Jones, School
Board member Tanya Royal,
Hardee County TPPA coordinator
Karyn D'Amico, TPPA member
Carolyn Wyatt, guidance counselor
and TPPA member Karen Hartman,
and Hardee Junior High School
Assistant Principal Dennis Herron.
Jones reflected, "There are a lot
of folks in this county that want no
other than for you to be successful.
This poster contest shows that there
are people here that want you to
think about the consequences
before you make choices."
All of the involved organizations
promote parents talking to their
teenagers. Most parents think they
have little or no influence on their
children after a certain age, but
recent studies show they are mis-
taken. Parents continue to overesti-
mate the influence of their child's


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2006
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION AND
APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers, Room 102
Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
unless otherwise noted

:BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
,'Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
:,MONTH OF February 02nd & 16"' Regular meeting
,.Thursday, February 16th BCC Zoning at 8:35 a.m.
,Friday, February 10'" Planning Session at 8:30 a.m.
:.ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DEPENDENT DISTRICT BOARD at 8:45 a.m.
,*MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled.
'ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD"
.*Meets first Tuesday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
*MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled.
,PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each mpnth at
'.6:00 p.m.
'MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled.
.CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
,Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Conference Room
'202,412 W. Orange St.
.MONTH OF February 13t"
-COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
".Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in. Public Works Department
.Conference Room, 205 Hanchev Road
SMONTH-OF February 06t"
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
SMeetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF February- No meeting scheduled.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaP.lava Drive, Wauchula
MONTH OF February 14"'
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled.
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Meetings held at 5:30 p.m. in Conference Room, Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF February 28"
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (IDA)
meets second Tuesday at 9:00 a.m.
SMONTH OF February 14'"
SHEARTLAND.WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF February No meeting scheduled.
MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF February- 22"d
LONG RANGE TRANSPORTATION TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10:00 a.m. in Public Works
Department Conference R om 205 Hanchev Road
MONTH OF February- 01
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the County Commissioners office at least
forty-eight'(48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a person
decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to any matter
considered at such meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the proceedings,
and that, for such purpose, he may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the
proceeding is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.
Clifton N. "Nick" Timmerman, Chairman 01:26


peers and underestimate their own
influence. Parents have more
impact on teen's decisions about
sex than friends, siblings or even
media.
According to a recent study, 69
percent of the teens surveyed stated
that it would be easier for them to
postpone sexual activity and avoid
pregnancy if they were able to have
more open, honest conversations
with their parents. Parents however,
are still reluctant to talk about sex
with their children.
The teenage years are very diffi-
cult years to get through. Parents
need to continue to set standards
and state their expectations clearly.
They need not only to set standards,
but also to stand by them. A parent
needs to act as a child's role model.
When children' fall from grace,
parents need to restate those stan-
dards, those expectations, those
limits and those consequences.
Quitting is not an option in the par-
enting job.
Here are 10 things teens want to
know about teen pregnancy:


NOTICE UNDER
FICTITIOQU AME ACT .. ..
No4ice is lvf~1i given that 'the:
undersigned, pursuant to the provi-
sions of the Fictitious Name Act,
Section 865.09, Florida Statutes, as
amended, intends to register with the
Secretary of State of the State of
Florida, the fictitious name of The
Magnolia Tree under which the under-
signed is engaged or will engage in
business at: 110 N. 6th Ave. in the
City of Wauchula, Florida 33873.
That the party/parties interested in
said business enterprise is/are as
follows:
Jim Webb
Sharyn Salter

Dated at Wauchula, Hardee County,
Florida 33873. 1/26p
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
IN RE: ESTATE OF
REASON LAMARHOLT
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 AFTERoTHE
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 Beattie
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
Florida Bar No. 0221864 1:12.19,26:2:2c


*Show us why teen pregnancy is
such a bad idea. Let us hear direct-
ly from teen mothers and fathers
about how hard it has been for
them. Even though most of us don't
want to get pregnant, sometimes we
need real-life examples to help
motivate us.
*Talk to us honestly about love,
sex and relationships. Just because
we're young doesn't mean that we
can't fall in love or be deeply inter-
ested in sex. These feelings are very
powerful to us. Help us to handle
the feelings in a safe way without
getting hurt or hurting others.
*Telling us not to have sex is not
enough. Explain why you feel that
way, and ask us what we think. Tell
us how you felt as a teen. Listen to
us and take our opinions seriously.
And no lectures, please.
*Whether we're having sex or
not, we need to be prepared. We
need to know how to prevent preg- *
nancy and sexually transmitted dis-
eases.
*If we. ask you about sex and
birth control, don't assume we are
already having sex. We may just be
curious, or just want to talk with
someone we trust. Don't think giv-
ing us information about sex and
birth control will encourage us to
have sex.
*Pay attention to us before we get
into trouble. Programs for teen
moms and fathers are great, but we
all need encouragement, attention
and support. Reward us for doing
the right thing even when it seems
like no big thing.
*Sometimes, all it takes not to
have sex is not to have the opportu-
nity. If you can't be home with us
after school, make sure we have
something to do that we really.like,
where there are other kids and some
adults who are comfortable with
kids our age. Don't leave us alone
so much.
*We really care what you think,
even if we don't always act like it.
When we don't end up doing exact-
ly what you tell us to, don't think
you have failed to reach us.
*Show us what good responsible
relationships look like. We're as
influenced by what you do as by
what you say.
*We hate "The Talk" as much as
you do. Instead, start talking to us
about sex and responsibility when
we're young and keep the conversa-
tion going as we grow older.


WEATHER SUMMARY
Dry and mostly warm weather during the week of Jan. 16-22 kept field
work on schedule. Temperatures for the week averaged from three degrees
below to three degrees above normal in the major cities. Pleasant daytime
highs were mostly in the 60s and 70s, with a few locations recording at least
one high in the 80s. Evening lows were in the 30s, 40s and 50s, with a few
areas recording at least one low in the 20s.
Continued dry conditions increased the risk for potential wild-fire out-
breaks. Jay received over one inch of rain with other Panhandle localities
recording under an inch of rain for the week. Recorded precipitation across
most of the Peninsula was less than half an inch.

Field Crops
Sugarcane harvesting continued in the Everglades region. Scattered
rains over the Panhandle and northern Peninsula kept soil moisture short to
mostly adequate with a few pockets of.surplus supplies. Washington
County reported very short to adequate moisture supplies. Soil moisture is
rated short to adequate in central and southern Peninsula localities with
very short supplies in scattered areas of Indian River, Lee and St. Lucie
counties. ,

Vegetables
Favorable weather conditions allowed planting and harvesting to
progress on schedule during last week. Growers in Quincy are beginning
land preparation for spring crop planting of tomatoes and other crops.
Potato harvest is active in the Hastings area. Blueberries are in bloom in
Hernando County.
Producers marketed snap beans, cabbage, celery, sweet corn, cucum-
bers, eggplant, endive, escarole, lettuce, peppers, radishes, squash, straw-
berries and tomatoes.

Livestock
In the Panhandle, small grain winter forage is substandard for this time
of year due to drought. Cattle condition is fair to good with most in good
condition. Hay feeding is active: In the northern areas, cool season forages
are in poor to fair condition. Pastures in some, locations suffer from surplus
moisture, and most are doing poorly due to cold nighttime temperatures.
Haying of livestock is active.
Cattle condition is poor to good. In the central areas, pasture condition
is poor to good with most in fair condition due to soil and cool tempera-
tures. In the southwest, the range condition is poor to excellent. Statewide,
cattle condition ranges from poor to excellent with most cattle in fair con-
dition.

Fruit
Citrus: There was unseasonably warm weather for most of the week
and very little rain. After coplirig down to the mid 40s Tuesday night, all
areas of the citrus belt temperatures warmed up, staying above 60 at night
and reaching the mid 70s and low 80s during the day. Rainfall ranged from
one-tenth of an inch in Fort Pierce to just under a half-inch in the north.
Growers continue to irrigate where needed, fertilize and herbicide.
Weekly harvesting of early and midseason oranges has picked up some
and is running about the same per week as last year. Small sizes still are
having an effect on total utilization. Grapefruit harvest is still going strong.
Over the last couple of weeks, processing and fresh are running about aver-
age. Honey tangerines and Temples are just beginning, primarily for the
fresh market. Twelve processing plants are still open this month with anoth-
er scheduled to open sometime early in February.


The truest mark of being born
with great- qualities is being


born without envy.
-La Rochefoucauld


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED CHANGE TO THE WAUCHULA
COMPREHENSIVE PLAN FUTURE LAND USE ELEMENT, FUTURE LAND USE
MAP FOR THE CITY OF WAUCHULA

The City of Wauchula, Florida, proposes to change the use of land within the area shown in
the map in the advertisement. The change proposed is an amendment to the Wauchula
Comprehensive Plan Future Land Use Element, Future Land Use Map for the City of Wauchula.

Amendment #06-02-SS A change of the official future land use
classification specifically changing the future land use classifications
From "Single Family Residential" to "Medium Density Residential"
for a parcel of land designated as the Gray E. Vance Parcel "B".

A public hearing will be held on February 13th, at 6:00 P.M., and thereafter Ordinance 2005-
25 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first reading at City Hall, 225
East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public hearings all parties and interested
citizens may appear and by heard as to any and all matter pertinent to the proposed amendment to the
Comprehensive Plan. Comments to Amendment #06-02-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in
writing if submitted on or before the hearing dates.

A copy of the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan may be inspected by the
public in the offices of the City Clerk, at the City Administrative Complex, 126 South 7th Avenue,
Wauchula, Florida 33873, between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M., Monday through Friday,
except holidays.

Please note that if any person decides to appeal any decision made by the council with respect
to any, matter considered at the meeting or hearing, they will need a record of the proceedings and
that for such purpose will need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is made, which
record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeals is to be based.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT AND
SECTION 286.26, FLORIDA STATUTES, PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES NEEDING SPECIAL
ACCOMMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS MEETING SHOULD CONTACT THE CITY
CLERK'S OFFICE AT LEAST FIVE (5) DAYS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE MEETING.

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for City of Wauchula
Ables & Ritenour, P.A.
202 West Main Street
Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873


s/ Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula







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The Herald-Advocate
(USPS 57-780s)
Thursday, January 26, 2006


County U]
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After years without change, the
eal and mileage allowance for
county employees is set to increase.
At last week's regular session,
the Hardee County Commission
I ade the first significant increase
rn reimbursement for employees
who represent'the county in various
conferences at which they incur
expenses.
Personnel Director Jane Long
made the recommendations for the
increases. Currently meal reim-
Ibursement is $3 for breakfast, $6
for lunch and $12 for dinner. It's
really impossible to get breakfast
for $3 at any conference location,
'she said.
After discussion, a resolution
was approved increasing .meal
reimbursement to $10 for break-
fast, $12 for lunch and $20 for din-
ner.
"I hate to be in the top bracket (of
area counties) with a $10 break-
fast," said Commissioner Minor
ryant. "But it's caught up in the
other meals," responded Commis-
esioner Bobby Ray Smith, who
oted some places it is hard to keep
within the meal allotments.
SLong also recommended an
increase in mileage when an
employee has to use his own vehi-
'cle. "We encourage employees to
take a county vehicle wherever
possible, but sometimes it's more
expensive to let it sit somewhere
when another employee needs it,"
said County Manager Lex
jAlbritton.
Long said the Internal Revenue
]Service had increased its mileage
basis from 40.5 cents per mile to
48.5 cents last Aug. 5 when gas
'prices skyrocketed. Effective Jan.
1, it has gone back down to 44.5
cents.
She recommended the county
increase from 29 cents per mile to
40.5 cents, which was approved by
commissioners.
In other action, the commission:
--recessed and met in a
zoning/commission session to hear
two matters'.


ps Employee Per Diem


Without public opposition, the
commission approved a request of
Alfredo and Maria Cardona to
rezone 6.13 acres on the east side of
U. S. 17 North just past Helen Road
from Agricultural-1 to Commer-
cial-2 so they could open a retail
vehicle sales business.
Again, with no opposition, the
commission approved a rezone
from Farm-Residential to R-2 (two-
family residential) from 4.7 acres in
the Town of Limestone where lots
of no-less-than 7,500 square feet
and homes of the minimum 780
square feet could be built. Although
the community is zoned F-R, which
requires one-acre lots, most of the
lots there are one-sixth to one-quar-
ter acre and the homes of minimum
size.
-approved an interlocal agree-
ment with the Town of Zolfo
Springs to provide building code
enforcement, permitting and
inspection services.
And in other recent meetings, the
commission:
-approved a rezone for 47 acres
at Bostick and Barkdoll roads from
F-R to R-2 for a planned unit devel-
opment (subdivision). The matter
had been continued from
November and December meetings
because of talks about upgrades to
Bostick Road, although these were
needed anyway and would not be
directly affected by the subdivision,
said Albritton. Those will be
worked out in budget discussions
of road projects, he added.
Triple H. Groves Corp. of
Bartow plans to begin construction
in late 2006 on the first of 126 sin-
gle-family homes with a minimum
lot. size of 7,500 square feet and
homes 1,500 to 2,000 square feet,
selling from $160,000 to $220,000.
-voted 4-1 to hire Lampl and
Herbert of Tallahassee as the engi-
neering firm to represent the coun-
ty in review of Developments of
Regional Impact (DRIs). Keith &
Schnars ranked highest by a review
committee but does work for CF
Industries which is a potential con-.
flict of interest. Bryant dissented
because Lampl and Herbert's main


offices so far away. That would
make it easier to represent the
county at state departments such as
the Department of Environmental
Protection, other commissioners
said.
-approved a work order amend-
ment with SCS engineers for per-
mits for improvements to the land-
fill and services for bidding docu-
ments and construction review for
the landfill expansion. The landfill
may run out of room late this year
and is hauling construction and
demolition waste to Polk County to
conserve space.
-approved the new job descrip-
tion for resident park manager for
Pioneer Park. Formerly a pay grade
15 at $11.67 per hour, the new job
description is a pay grade 23 at
$17.15 per hour and will have no
overtime as previously happened.
The new supervisory position
includes all aspects of managing
the park.
-approved an interlocal agree-
ment with Bowling Green for pro-
vision of building code enforce-
ment, permitting and inspection
services.
-accepted an agreement from
the state Department of
Community Affairs (DCA) for
$20,000 of consultant services by
the state contractor for Hardee to be
a pilot community for best manage-
ment practices. Other pilot commu-
nities are Fort Myers, Gainesville,
Jacksonville, Lakeland, Orlando,
and Indian River and Leon.coun-
ties.
The funds will help the county
develop a five-year capital
improvement plan needed to go
forward with any major projects.
This has to be part of the county's
updated Comprehensive Land Use
Plan and will guarantee the county
is in compliance with state statutes.
-accepted a second grant of
$15,000 for visioning, to ensure
that all projects meet the Florida
Statutes growth conFurrency
requirement of funding for them
before they are begun.
Staff writer Jim Kelly contributed
to this report ; ',


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HJHS Boys Hold Off DeSoto


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The junior high Wildcats nipped
DeSoto in last week's only game.
The young Cats stayed ahead
most of the game and prevailed 44-
43 on Thursday night to avenge an
earlier season loss to the junior
Bulldogs.'
There are a pair of games this
week, Monday at Avon Park and
today (Thursday) home for a visit
from .Sebring which beat the
Hardee boys by three boys in
Sebring last month.
The season ends with a pair of
games in the Joel Evers gym next
week, Monday hosting Hill-Gustat
and Thursday, Feb. 2 a rescheduled
game at home against Heartland
Christian.
As always, the girls play at 5:30
p.m. and the boys about 6:30.
Hardee boys have been on a
three-game win streak dating' back
to Jan. 10. There were no games
last Monday because of the Martin
Luther King Jr. holiday.
In last week's home game against
DeSoto, Hardee boys got going
early, taking a two-point advantage
into the second period and upping
that to three points by halftime. At
the end of the third period.Hardee
led by five points. Although
DeSoto put on a furious rally in the
fourth quarter, Hardee would not
give way and won 44-43.
D. Shine had 15 points and B.
Grant nine to lead DeSoto.
For Hardee, Kelsheem White led
all scorers with 23 points. Antjuan
Jones joined in with 14 to put two
junior Cats in double digits.
Charles Allen added four points,
Ezayi Youyoute two and Jake
Mayer one-of-two from the charity
stripe.
Also getting in the game were
Tyler Alden, Kalan Royal, Ivan
Fermin, Malik Tatis, Austin
Prestridge, Octavio Cisneros, Trey
Andersqn, Scott Donaldson,
D'Vonte Hooks and Jarrius
Lindsey.
Hardee's junior girls had a
tougher outing, losing to DeSoto
38-19. The junior Lady Bulldogs
bounded out to a 16-6 first-quarter


edge and never looked back. There
were frequent foul calls on both
squads in the rough-and-tumble
game.
G. Edelman topped DeSoto with
11 points and E. Buenrostro added
nine.
For the junior Lady Cats, high
scorer was Carleen Brown with
, eight points. Paige Massey chipped



PIZZA PARTY


in with four points. Hannah Jacobs,
Jalyn Smith and Ivette Cisneros
each put two points on the board
and Kristina Garcia hit one-of-two
at the free throw line.
Other girls getting in the game

were Chelsey Steedley, Daisha
Blandin, Yesenia Vargas, Ali Holle,
Elvira Servin, Courtney Buckley
and Lacey Garza.


COURTESY PHOTO
All 650 students and 80 faculty and staff members at Zolfo
Springs Elementary recently enjoyed a pizza party. Premier
Mortgage donated the pizzas to the school before Christmas.
Pictured above behind stacks of pizza boxes are (from left, front
row) students Autumn Perez and Jose Modesto, (back row)
Principal Jan Beckley and Lacey McClintock of Premier
Mortgage.


To fulfill a dream, to be allowed
to sweat over lonely labor, to be
given a chance to' create, is'ie


meat and potatoes of life. The
money is the gravy
-Bette Davis
i


2006 REVlVAL


JANUARY 9 FEBRUARY 1, 2006 :

Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. & 6:00 p.m. on Sunday
and at 6:30 p.m. Monday Wednesday.



Guest Speaker:

EVAWE4LIS, JOW RAWNLES

of Lubbock, Texas
".' -Bro; Randles has served as chaplain for the
Dallas Cowboys, Texas Tech, & the Oklahoma Sooners.


Special Music

will be provided by

* PAINY WAPE *


JARE csBE *


5 FIRST MPRESfON *


WEDNESDAY:S YOUTH NFGHT
(youth emphasis but ALL are invited)
**MATT DIAZ OF THE ATLANTA BRAVES WILL BE
SHARING HIS TESTIMONY.**
PIZZA NIGHT (youth grades 7th 12th only)
5:30 p.m. 6:15 p.m. First Come, First Serve



First Baptist Church
/ 4531 US Hwy 17 N, Bowling Green, Fl. 33834
For more info call (863) 375-2253
Sor visit our website
@ 'Www.fbcbgflorida.org


1405 Hwy. 17 South Bound Wauchula

773-4744




We would like to welcome
























DAVID HALL


to our friendly, honest,

professional sales team.





and all Hardee County residents
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to our friendly, honest,

professional sales team.


David invites his friends, family

and all Hardee County residents

to stop by and let him assist you

with your next car deal.

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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


Printed as a Public Service
by
SThe Herald-Advocate
,' Wauchula, Florida

A Thursday 5 p.m.


-- .

BOWLING GREEN

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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School : 9:30 a.m.,
Sunday Worstup....... 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.
Evening Worship ..........:.....:.....6:30 p.m.
Wed. Discipleship ....................6:30 p.m.
Thurs. Mens Prayer ..................6:00 a.m.
Thurs. Ladies Bible Study ........5:30 p.m.

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

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship...............: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
t 'S. Hwy. 17 375-2253
SSunda) 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
i apt & Church Streets 375-2340
SundyT) f c '4 a-"-'m '. -- '4l j m '
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship....................5:00 p.m.'
nEvening Worship ....................00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ............... 7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN'BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday Schooul. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ......D........... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ................7:00 p.m
HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
SMisa Espanol Sunday...........7:00 p.m.

S 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 Estiidior Juveni........7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.

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

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

MT. PISGAH BAPTISTCHURCH
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 ..................7:30 p.m.


The following merchants

urge you to attend

your chosen house of worship

this Sabbath

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Wholesale Nursery

Donnis & Kathy Barber
Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-0479
P.O. Box 780 Zolfo Springs, FL

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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.
Morning Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
SBadger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ...................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ....................6:00 p.m.
' Evening Worship ..................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer....................6:00 p.m

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................1.1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m


WAUCHULA

APOSTOLICASSEMBLY
New York Ave. and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00,p.m.
Tuesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ...............7:00 p.m.
BETHEL MISSIONARY CHURCH
405 S. Florida Ave.
Sunday Morning Service .....:..10:00 a.m.
Sunday Etening Worshup II 28a.m
""'We'Nighl Serice & Wohip 71 p m
Saturday Prayer 7:00 p.m.
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
.6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .........1........11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678,
Bible Study 10:00 am.
Worship Service ..................11:00,a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ...............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship..........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ...........;.....9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
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
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service. ................... :30 am.
Evening Service ......................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible S. Bible St. & Yth Gath. ...7:30 p.m.
Fri. Night (Holy Ghost Night)..7:30 p.m.


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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. 7thAve 773-3800
Praise & Worship ....................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service......................10:45 a.m.
Wed. Youth Meeting ......6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ..................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ..6:30- 7:00 p,m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer .................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY'
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service...........1........... :00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible-Study 6:00'p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study .........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. SeventhAve. 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.


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

THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
SMorning 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
155Altman Road 1131
SSunday Morning.................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ...................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening .....................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening.............7:30 p.m.
LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service.....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday.Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service......................11:00 a.m.
Church Tiaining 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worsiip ......................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA

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

NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Discipleship Training................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................6:45 'p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
Sunday Service 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Fellowship.................. 11:00 a.m.
Weight Watchers
meet Thursday .....................5:00 p.m.

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

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

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

ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days
ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) .......:.5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ...........7:30 p.m.
Sunday (English) ...................9:00 a.m.
(Spanish) .................... 10:30 a.m.
(Creole) 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English .............8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH 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.. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer....................7:00 p:m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946,
Sunday Morning Worship ... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........ .. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship............. 7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY
116 Orange St.
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ...... .... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service........ 7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .... .. :.... 11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00p.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.


The full moon is a beautiful object, especially
on a clear night when it's mirrored in the
vastness of the ocean. As the moon passes
through it's phases, it reflects the light of the sun.
Like the moon, we too can be a reflection... a
reflection of the warmth of God's love. So, "In the
same way, let your light shine before men, that they
may see your good deeds and praise your Father in
heaven." (Matthew 5:16).
His love strengthens our spirit and lights our
path through times of darkness and doubt. Visit
your house of worship this week and discover the
light of His love. Then you can pass it on!

Scnptures Selectud by The Anrcan Bible Society
Copynght 2006. Keslter- lhams Newspaper Serves, P. 0. Box 8187, Chadolesville. VA 22906. ww.wnew.co


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


SEEDS
FROM
THE
SOWERS

Michael A. Guido
Metter, Georgia
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It was reported that two z(
attendants were searching for',
escaped monkey.
They found him, sitting on
park bench, reading two bool
One was.the Bible. The other wi
Darwin's Orgin of the Secies,.
"What's. he.doing?" asked or
The other answered, "H(
trying to decide whether he's t
brother's keeper, or his keeper
brother."
I'm glad I game from the Mas
and not a monkey.
When God produced man,
didn't cause him to evolve fro
some lower form of life. -
creation was something new. T
Bible says, "God created man
His own image."


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 am.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 am.
Training Union............. 5:00p.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...... ... 7:30 p.m.








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TEENS INTERVIEW ELDERS


MAIN STREET HAD MORE


STORES WAY BACK THEN


By EMILY ADAMS
Special To The Herald-Advocate
For my interview, I interviewed Noveta
SD. Beeson.
Q: When and where were you born?
A: Wauchula, Aug. 28, 1927.
Q: How many siblings do you have?
A: I have two sisters and two brothers.
Q: Who were your parents and what
did they do?
A: My father was the Rev. Dow G. The
churches he preached at were New Zion
and Mt. Pisgah. My mother was Nell S.
Smith, homemaker.
Q: What was the style of your home?
A: My house was a woodframe house. It
had three bedrooms, one bath and a dining
room.
Q: Where did you graduate high
school? Did you like it?
A: I attended school in Hardee County.
There was no lunch room, so you either
brought your lunch from home or walked
over to the corner to buy a Coca Cola and
hamburger, for a quarter from Mr. Spivey's
stand.
Q: Did you play any sports in school?
Were you in.any clubs?
A: No. The only sport I can remember is
baseball.
Q: How did you get to school?
A: I rode the bus to and from school.
Q: How did you dress when you were a
teenager? Has anything came back into
style?
A: We were only allowed to wear dresses
to school, and for shoes we went barefoot.
Q: Where did you get your clothes
from?
A: My mother either bought them from
Weiner's Department Store or made them.
Q: How old were you when you were
, able to start driving?
A: I was able to drive at age 16, and my
father and I took turns driving my father's
Model A Ford.
Q: Did you have any chores?
A: No, not really. We had a big family, so-
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COURTESY PHOTO
Noveta Beeson
we all helped out.
Q: Where did you work? How was the
pay like?
A: When I was about 18, I started work-
ing at J.W. Earnest and I was earning $90 a
month.
Q: What did you do for entertainment?

( Lookin' Back

What was the cost?
A: Friday nights we went to football
.games. Admission was 25 cents. Saturday
nights my dad let us listen to the Grand 01'
Opry in the car for about 30 minutes. We
also loved to catch lightning bugs.
Q: How would you compare your child-'
hood to your kids' or your grandchil-
dren's?
A: Very, very different. There is a lot
more money than there was back then, and
there wasn't electricity or running water.
Q: How long have you lived in Hardee
County?
XFI .......


A: I've lived in Hardee County all of my
life; about 78 years.
Q: What major changes have you seen
in Hardee County?
A: REA (Rural Electrification
Association).
Q: How has Main Street changed?
A: I actually think Main Street had more
stores back then. There were car dealers,
more food stores, a theater and the good ol'
clock was still there by the bank.
Q: When you were younger, what is
one major thing that affected you in your
life?
A: World War II. A lot of boys were
drafted and killed.
Q: How often did you go into town?
A: Every Saturday night we went into
town to buy groceries.


January 26, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3C

Q: How much,did gas cost?
A: Gas ran about 30 cents a gallon.
Q: Did you and your family go through
any major hurricanes?
A: No, I don't recall boarding up any
windows.
Q: Name some of the businesses in
town?
A: Let's see, there was Reif Hardware,
McCroy's Dime Store, J.W. Earnest,
Farmers Feed Store, A&P Grocery, Crews
Grocery, Weiner's Department Store, Bi-
County Fuel.
Teens Interview Elders comes from a class
assignment given to ninth graders at
Hardee Senior High. Selected interviews
are published here as an encouragement to
the students and for the enjoyment of our
readers.


Jan. 26 HJHS Basketball Sebring HOME 5:30/6:30
Girls Basketball Frostproff Away 6/7:30
Boys Basketball Palmetto HOME 6/7:30
Jan. 27 Girls Weightlifting Booker Away TBA
Boys Basketball Sebring HOME 6/7:30
Jan. 30 HJHS Basketball Hill-Gustat HOME 5:30/6:30
Jan. 30-Feb. 3 Girls Basketball
Districts Sebring Away TBA
Jan. 31 Boys Basketball Lakeland HOME 6/7:30
Feb. 2 HJHS Basketball Heartland Chr. HOME 5:30/6:30
Boys Basketball Lake Placid HOME 6/7:30
Feb. 6-10 Boys Basketball
Playoffs Sebring Away TBA
Feb. 7 Girls Softball DeSoto Away 5:30/7:30
Feb. 7-9 Varsity Baseball
Tourney Fort Meade Away TBA
Feb. 9 Girls Softball Sebring HOME 5:30/7:30


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MESSAGE CHANGED DAILY!
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Cover Art Contest

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....


ADULT DIVISION


First 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.


Second place: $100 U.S. Savings Bond.


Third place:


Monica Turner Sebring, FL

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


* Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.
* $50 U.S. Savings Bond.
* Publication of your winning entry inside the special section.


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

RULES:
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.
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, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873.


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DANCES
There were 62 people at the
dance on Jan. 14. A dedication song
was played by Southern Gold for
Nancy and Dewey Morrison who
celebrated 29 years of marriage on
Jan. 15, and they also played a ded-
ication for Mert and Bill Wolf who
celebrated 64 years on Jan. 20. Leo
Messier led Mert on to the dance
floor to start the dance and then her
granddaughter, daughter, Sharon
Waterloo, Nancy King and Fran
Robinson cut in during the dance. It
was a special day for Mert as her
children andgrandchildren had a
surprise anniversary party for Bill
and her in the afternoon. The next
dance is Jan. 28 with the Memory
Makers.

BINGO.
The paper special on Jan. 13 was
split between Marg Flummerfelt
and new resident Pennie Kendorski.
Visitor Gary Sutton won a hot ball
jackpot. Beth Lalonde won the
paper special on'Jan. 16 for the sec-
ond time this season.

THE LUAU
,The 15th annual luau will be Feb.
18 rain or shine. The hosts are Pat
and Jeanette Heacock. Tickets will
go on sale on Feb. 2 at 9 a.m. at
Carolyn Gordon's. Buddy and
Cris.sy will entertain during the
social hour and again play for the
dance. It is always a fun day with a
large turnout so get your tickets
early.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts were Jack and Bert


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COURTESY PHOTO
Dewey and Nancy Morrison
were among the round
dancers.
Elofson and Dewey and Nancy
Morrison for the large crowd on
Jan. 18. Jerry Koehne led the U.S.
Pledge, the Canadian Pledge was
led by Sylvia Baker and Dan
Merillelt led the prayer. Jack
Elofson, who is in charge of the
entertainment nights, asked for a
*show of hands for those willing to
pay more for the entertainment and
it.looked like the majority in atten-
dance were in favor of this. With
the extra charge, Jack will be able to
book better entertainment for next
year.
Carolyn Gordon announced that
the old-fashioned auction will be


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Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE
PROVIDING FOR A CHANGE OF THE ZONING CLASSIFICATION ON THE
OFFICIAL ZONING MAP OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA



PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter
Ordinance 2005-07 will be presented to the City Commission for adoption upon the second and
final reading at the Commission Chambers, 104 East Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida
33834, on the 1'4 day of February; at 7:00 p.m. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be
obtained fromithe office of the City Clerk, 104 East Main Street, Bowling Green, Florida 33834.
SAny person may appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed
Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2005-07

AN ORDINANCE FOR THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA,
AMENDING THE FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE
PLANOF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, SAID AMENDMENT
BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #05-01-SS"; SPECIFICALLY, TO ASSIGN
THE LAND USE CLASSIFICATION OF "MULTIPLE FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
LOCATED AT SPRUCE STREET IN THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN,
OWNED BY GEORGE I. AND CHRISTY L. PAGE; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission hereby
advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City Commission
with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding
and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verbatim record of the proceedings is
made, which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.

The City Commission of the City of Bowling Green, Florida does not discriminate upon
the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's function, including one's access to, participation, employment or
treatment in it's programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as
provided for in the American with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should
contact the City Clerk at (863) 375-22.


Gerald Buhr, P.A.
1519 Dale Mabry Hwy., Suite 100
Lutz, Florida 33549
City Attorney


S/Pamela Northup
Pamela Northup, City Clerk
City of Bowling Green


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Orange Blossom RV News
By Sandi Pucevich


held Feb. 25 starting at 4 p.m. there
will be a chili supper with ice cream
and cake. The three categories for
the auction will be homemade items
(cookies, cakes, pies, etc.), crafts
and other items which should be
new or in good condition. The
money raised will go to the Rec.
Committee. *
The 50/50 winners were Joe and
Mary Sanos, Bud and Betty Gorski,
Larry and Ellie Schunck, Hal and
Bertha Wilson and Betty Ardis.

SCORES
Euchre Jan. 3: Ladies, first
Leoma Kuntze, 60; second Joanne
Rambacher, 58. Men, first Charlie
Mollet, 58; second Joe Bennitt, 55.
Lone hands, Vern Iceman, 3;
Charlie Molett, 3.
Shuffling Jan. 5: Crystal Lake
visited Fort Meade. Fort Meade
men beat CLV 12 to 4 and Fort
Meade ladies won over CLV 11 to
5. DISASTER.
Bridge Jan. 9:' First Sharon
Waterloo, 2420; second Mary
Faust, :2370; third Bernice
Danielson, 2310; fourth Gary
Breyer, 2210; fifth Edie DeCosta,
2000. Low Millie Cooper, 580.
Shuffling Jan. 10: Three-game
winners were Dale Baker, Ray
Baker, Bob Beckley, Bob Beshel,
Carolyn Gordon, Don Harkin,
Lorraine Howerter, Joe Laverone,
Fran Robinson and Keith Stephens.
Bridge Jan. 11: First Henrietta
Swearingin, 4310; second Ron
Swearingin, 3210; third Charlie
Molett, 3100; fourth Millie Cooper,
2630 and fifth Fran Robinson,
2570. Low Linda Etzel, 1200.
Cribbage Jan. 11: First Lynne
DeFouw, 717; second Claire Shaw,
708; and third Paul Conley; 705. 24
-hand Jack Elofson. Skunks
Durwood Zank, Bertha MacKnight,
Ed Olson, Betty Johnson, Linda
Fletcher and Dick Robinson.
Pinochle Jan. 12: First Linda
Etzel, 722; second George
Strausbaugh, 659; and third Larry
Cahill, 644. High hands Dick
Robinson and Paul Skinkle, 145;
Maxine Stromme and Joe Bennitt,
1443. Double pinochle Cindy
Johnson.
Bridge Jan. 13: First Linda Etzel,
3870; second, Bernice Danielson,
3230; third Edie DeCosta,. 2960;
fourth Mary Faust, 2520. Low
Henrietta Swearingin, 1230.


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McDonald. Vice President Ted
Morris chaired the hour. Betty Brief
announced that Tom Mekula, one of
our regular campers, will be having
lung surgery in Traverse City,
Mich., and everyone was asked to
keep him in their prayers.
Coupon winners today were
Corrine Albertson, Virginia Kern,
Kitty Kelsey, Muriel Gurney,
Phyllis Goerbig, Harland Albertson,
Jean Miller, LeRoy Case, Ann
Kelly, Betty Brandel, Vivien
Jackson, Betty Wolford and Betty
Brief.

CRIBBAGE
Wednesday, Jan. 18, had Ralph
Dale and Eleanor Dale in a tie for


first with 708 each. Second place
was Junior Atchison with a 706.
We still need more. players, so come
out and join us

EUCHRE.
Saturday, Jan. 14, had 32 mem-
bers present. First place was Julius
Goerbig with a 63,' second was
taken by Bruce Kendorski with 61
and third was Pennie Kendorski
with 60..Most loners was Bruce
Kendorski with six and the low for
the evening was Phyllis Goerbig
with 33.
Wednesday, Jan. 18, had 33
members, present and Jack Brief
took first with a 58. I was second'
with 55 and third was Dick Milbert
with 54. There was a three-way tie
for nfost loners between Bruce
Kammer, Betty Brief and Margaret
Volz with three each. The low for
the evening was Ted Morris with a
27.


ASSOCIATION MEETING
Tuesday, Jan., 17, we held our
monthly park association meeting.
Recognized were Dick and
Caroline Ellis for the wonderful
Hog Roast on Saturday, Jan. 14.
The meat was just delicious, and we
had a great turnout.
Tomorrow (Friday) we will have
"Just Country" here for our listen-
ing entertainment.
The trip to Highlands Hammock
is set for Feb. 9 and there is space
for 32 people. Please sign up early.
Any questions about the trip please
see Phyllis Goerbig.
Our park yard sale is set for Feb.
18. There are tables available at the
theater building.
There will be a ladies tea on Feb.
15.
We recognized Herb Catt for all
of his public announcements also
for picking up the doughnuts for all
the coffee hours. We also wanted to
wish Herb and Marilyn .a very
happy third anniversary.
We mourn the loss of one of our
park members. Betty Besaw passed
away Monday. She had been ill for
quite some time. Our thoughts and
prayers go out to her. husband,
Kenneth, and her family.
Wanda Spears is in the hospital.
Our prayers, are with her. Bill
Hawks is also laid up right now.
Hurry and get well. The Rev. Joe
Bell is having a really bad time
right now. He had a stroke and is
having a hard time getting around.
He has fallen several"times. Last
night he fell and had to be taken to
the emergency room because he cut
his ear quite badly. He had to have
seven stitches.

COFFEE HOUR
Saturday, Jan. 14, had 38 mem-
bers present. Hosts this -morning
along with Ardie McDonald and
Jean Miller were Jane Conwgy and
Beth Thomas.
Merchant tickets went to Harland
Albertson, Ray Case, Vivien
Jackon, Beth Thomlas, Dick Kern,
Gadys Ruhl, J.D. Dagget, Millie
Welbaum, Howie Snyder, Chuck
O'Dell and Muriel Gurney. The
50/50 winner was Jane Conway.
Second half has not been claimed. -
Wednesday, Jan. 18, had 42
members present. Kitchen hostesses
were Beth Thomas, Muriel Guerney
along with Jean Miller and Ardie


CHURCH
We had 142 in attendance at the
church service. The choir sang a
beautiful hymn, "Thy Word is a
Lamp." Pastor Paul Dixon gave a
wonderful sermon, that God is with
us through the good times and the
bad times and that our love for Him
should remain steadfast during
these" times. We also need volun-
teers to be ushers at church service,
if you would like to volunteer
please see Bernie Merema or
Ardeth Johns.

COFFEE HOUR
There were 176 in attendance,
Carlene Balavitch led us in the
Pledge and Prayer. Reports were
given by various activity directors.
Merchant certificates were given
out. The 50/50 drawing of $60 was
won by Frank Hanson, he is a long-
time resident of our park.

SHUFFLEBOARD
Inter-park shuffle: Avion Palms
32, Pioneer Creek 16. Mamie
Morton won third in the main event
at the National Amateur Singles
held at Winter Haven.

GAME SCORES
Euchre: first, Arlene Sebright;
second, Norman Oedenbach; third,
a tie with Cal Oldham and Bill


Huesing. Loner was Lincoln
Kirney. There were 21 bowlers
Wednesday. Ladies high game of
183 and high series of 464 was
Jessie Simpson, men's high game of
223 and high series of 567 was
Steve Mclntire. Dave Thompson
had a 201 game and high series of
546, also Dick Wilton had a 505,
series and Bernie Merema had a.
504.

NEWS OF INTEREST
Herb & Edna Bell had a visit
from their son and two granddaugh-
ters. We also send our prayers to the
family of Louise Childers, who
passed away Jan. 10.
Take a ride around the park these
days and you will see it is really fill-
ing up, with a lot of our regular res-
idents and a lot of new ones, it real-;
ly makes,the park feel like home,,
with all our friends back.
Of the 168 million native Por-
tuguese speakers in the world,
154 million live in Brazil.


Fa --ilyB srins rvic


Friday, January 27
Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m.
Bartow Civic Center


Hosted by: the South Polk Long Beards Chapter
Dinner Prepared by Florida BBQ & Catering Services
Limited Sealing Available!
Purchase Tickets Novw!
$50/Single $7.5'Couple


Live Auction and Raffle
Some items include:
24 Guns *
NWTF Prints and Paintings *
SHunting/Outdoors Equipment *
Lots and Lots More! *


CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA

The City Commission-of the City of Bowling Green, Florida shall consider for adoption an
ordinance entitled,

ORDINANCE 2005-08

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING ORDINANCE 91-5 TO
INCREASE FROM TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS ($200.00)
TO FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($500) THE THRESHOLD
REQUIREMENT FOR PURCHASE ORDERS; AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Bowling Green City Commission shall consider the adoption of the above proposed
ordinance at the meeting on the 14'h day of February,'2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission
Chambers of Bowling Green, Florida. All persons wishing to comment upon the same are
encouraged to attend. Any person wishing to appeal an action of the City Commission must
assure a transcript is available for any action from which an appeal is sought.

A copy of the proposed ordinance may be reviewed at the City Clerk's Office at the Bowling
Green City Hall.

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
By Perry Knight, Mayor

ATTESTED:
By Pamela S. Northup, City Clerk

APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Gerald H. Buhr, City Attorney
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licens-
es were issued recently in the
office of the county court:
Tomas Castillo Montalvo, 22,
Wauchula, and Michele Felina
Herrada, 20, Wauchula.
Larry Vernell Reynolds, 37,
Zolfo Springs, and Rebecca Lynn
Painter, 40, Zolfo Springs.
Ignacio Lucatero-Zamora, 26,
Zolfo Springs, and Crucita Sosa-
Ramos, 25, Zolfo Springs.
Christopher William Post, 24,
Greenfield Center, N. Y., and
Amanda Joy Grayber, 21,
Greenfield Center, N. Y.
Emmanuel Rojas Fernandez, 19,
Bowling Green, and Delida Ann
Alvarado, 17, Bowling Green.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Caterpillar Financial Services
Corp. vs. Jimmy D. Parker and
Bowling Green Enterprises Inc.,
dismissed.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs.
Angela Rodriguez, judgment, exe-
cution withheld.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court.
Homer Lee Carpenter Jr., posses-
sion of marijuana, 30 days in jail,
concurrent to other sentences and
with credit for time served (CTS),
license suspended two years, $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee.
.Kenneth Lloyd Duck, domestic
battery, 12 months probation, alco-
hol abuse evaluation and treatment,
no weapons or firearms, no contact
with victim, $667 fine and court
costs, $100 public defender fees.
Stephanie Ann Escobedo, crimi-
nal mischief, adjudication with-
held, probation six months, drug
abuse evaluation and treatment,
$315 fine and court costs, $60
investigative costs, $150 restitu-
tion.
Astaccia Lynette Hardesty, pos-
session of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation one
year, drug abuse evaluation and
treatment, random drug screens,
warrantless search and seizure,
$315 fine and court costs, $60 pub-
lic defender fee, $50 investigative
costs.
Robert Michael Mears, trespass,
adjudication withheld, probation
six months, stay away from proper-
ty, $315 fine and court cost $50
investigative costs, 10 hours com-
munity service.
Linda Faye Miller, harassing or
obscene phone calls, adjudication
withheld, probation one year, four-
hour domestic violence class, no
contact with victim, $315 fine and
court costs.
Timothy Lee Murphy, petit theft,
assault, criminal mischief and vio-
lation of probation (original
charges larceny related to utilities
and criminal mischief), probation
revoked, 45 days CTS, stay away
from store, $315 fine and court
costs and $100 public defender fees

NOTICE OF L

TO WHOM IT MAY CON(

NOTICE IS HER
undersigned intends to appl:
the State of Florida at its
year 2006. or at a subse


added to outstanding fines and fees
and placed on lien.
Pedro Orthon Ruiz, disorderly
intoxication, adjudication withheld,
probation six months, no alcohol or
bars, $315 fine and court costs, 20
hours community service.
Jesus Vasquez, assault, 30 days
CTS and concurrent with other sen-
tences, no weapons, $190 fine and
court costs.
Mark Alan Bostick, petit theft,
adjudication withheld, probation
six months, no contact with store or
,co-defendant, $315 fine and court
costs, $100 court-appointed attor-
ney fees, 25 hours community ser-
vice.
Jose.Luis Botelfo Jr. possession
of drug paraphernalia, probation
one year, random drug screens,
warrantless search and seizure,
,$100 public defender fees, $60
investigative costs; possession of
marijuana, adjudication withheld,
probation one year, drug abuse
evaluation and treatment, $315 fine
and court costs, 10 hours communi-
ty service.
Owen James Lackey Jr., hunting
dove over baited field, adjudication
withheld, take hunter safety class,
$315 fine and court costs.
Ryan Wade Locklear, hunting
dove over baited field, adjudication
withheld, take hunter safety class,
$315 fine and court costs.
Victoria Lynn Locklear, hunting
dove over baited field, adjudication
withheld, take hunter safety class,
$315 fine and court costs.
Christopher Nightlinger, hunting
dove over baited field, adjudication
withheld, take hunter safety class,
$315 fine and court costs.
Juventino Soto, domestic battery,
disorderly intoxication and resist-
ing arrest without force, probation
one year, no contact with victim, no
alcohol or bars, 12-week domestic
violence class, alcohol abuse evalu-
.ation and treatment, warrantless
search and seizure, random drug
screens, '$667 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $60
investigative costs.
Travis Jerome Kilpatrick, two
counts domestic battery, placed in
pretrial diversion.
Tiffani N. Baty, attempted inter-
ference with custody, no bill.
Robert James Couch, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Sam Jose Torres, battery, not
prosecuted.
Carl Dwayne Brown, violation
of probation (original charges
domesuE baLer\ .and \iolatuon of a
domestic violence Injunction for
protection), probation revoked, 120
days (concurrent), pay outstanding
fines and fees.
Velda Lyfay King, violation of
probation (original charge domestic
battery), adjudication withheld, 17
days CTS, probation terminated.
Thomas Sigala, violation of pro-
bation (original charge possession
of drug paraphernalia), probation
revoked, 120 days CTS, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on lien.
SVincent Alan Tifer, violation of
probation (original charges posses-
sion of marijuana and possession of
drug paraphernalia), probation,

LEGISLATION

:ERN:

REBY GIVEN that the
y to the 2006 Legislature of
regular session held in the
ouent special session, for


passage of an act to be entitled:

An act relating to Hardee County Economic
Development Authority, Hardee County; amending
Chapter 2004-394, Laws of Florida; revising the
membership of the Hardee County Economic
Development Authority; providing an effective date.

Dated at Wauchula, Florida, this 26th day of January,
2006.

Senator J. D. Alexander
Representative Baxter Troutman 01:26
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port.
Delfina Martinez and DOR vs.
Maribel Melissa Martinez, petition
for child support.
David L. Marsh vs. Kevin L.
Collazo, petition to foreclose mort-
gage.
Lavonne Robinson and David L.
Robinson, divorce.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Worldwide Asset Purchasing
LLC vs. Charlotte A. Thompson,
settlement approved.
Darling Huffman as personal
representative vs. Donald B.


reinstated with license suspended
two years and same other condi-
tions.
Juan Antonio Escobedo Jr., dis-
orderly intoxication, probation six
months, random drug screens, $315
fine and court costs, $60 investiga-
tive costs, 25 hours community ser-
vice.

- The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Juan Centeno, driving while
license suspended (DWLS), pro-
duced valid license, dismissed,'
$7.50 fee.
Fernando DeLaCruz, DUI with
property damage, amended to DUI,
and no valid license, adjudication
withheld on second charge, 12
months probation, license suspend-
ed one year, DUI school, evalua-
tion, no alcohol or bars, $885 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, 50 hours community.
service; refusal to submit to DUI
test, not prosecuted.
James Gugle, DWLS, adjudica-
tion withheld, $205 fine and court
costs.
Jose Jack Gutierrez, DWLS, 90
days in jail-suspended, $330 fine
and court costs.
Travis S. Harmon, DWLS, dis-
missed.
Russell Thomas Justus Jr.,
DWLS, 10 days-suspended, $330
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees..
Osles Lazarre, ,DWLS, 10
days-suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Eric Jason Lozano, DWLS, 10
days-suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Fernando Martinez, DWLS, 10
days-suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
SEdiberto Padillo, DWLS, 10
days-suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Wendell Andre Parker, DWLS,
10 days-suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Jesus Vasquez, DWLS, 50 days
CTS and concurrent with Polk
County sentence, $205 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fee.
Bobby Gerald Davis, DUI with
property damage and violation of
driver restrictions, adjudication
withheld on second charge, 12
months probation, license suspend-
ed one year, no bars or alcohol, ran-
dom drug screens, DUI school,
evaluation, $662.50 fine and court'
costs, 50 hours community service;
willful and wanton reckless dri-
ving, dismissed.'
Juan Manuel Medina Estrada,
DWLS, 10 days-suspended, $330
fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Gabino. Vazquez Hernandez,
leaving the scene of an accident, no
valid license -and non-resident
exception not allowed, all involv-
ing property damage, estreated
bonds.
John Robert Heath, DUI and
reckless driving, adjudication with-
held on second charge, probation
12 months, license suspended one
year, DUI school, evaluation, no
alcohol or bars, random drug
screens, $335 fine and court costs,
$50 investigative costs, 25 hours
community service.
Efrain Merino-Villanueva, DUI
and refusal to submit to DUI test,
probation one year, license sus-
pended one year, tag impound 10
days, DUI school, evaluation, no
alcohol or bars, ,random drug
screens, $885 fine and court costs,
$100 public defendei fees, 50 hours
community service. : ,

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the office of
the circuit court:
Brandie N. Johnson and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR)
vs.John D. Shoffner, petition for
child support order.
GMAC Mortgage Corp. Inc. vs.
Alice Faye Lee, petition for mort-
gage foreclosure:
Deutsche Bank National vs.
Adeline Hudson et al, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Kayla Granger vs. Tony Cantu,
.petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Mandy N: Bell vs. Curtis R. Bell,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Dianna Garza and DOR vs. Sara
Maria Otero, petition for child sup-


Geldart M. D. et al, dismissed, stip-
ulated settlement approved.
Christopher L. Morrill and
Deanna K. Morrill, divorce.
Angela W. Ruiz vs. Sheri Nelson
Peacock, judgment of Nov. 11,
2005 appealed.
Wauchula State Bank vs. Hue
Vang and Xe Thoa, dismissed.
Tony R. and Dana A. Wells vs.
Jay E. and Jamie S. Wells, dis-
missed, stipulated settlement
approved.
Delia C. Valdez and Gilberto
Valdez Sr., divorce.
Heather M. Willis and Edward
D. Willis, divorce.
State Farm. Mutual Automobile
Insurance Co. also Carl King vs.
Francisco Badillo, stipulated settle-
ment approved, execution with-
held.
Mortgage Electronic Registra-
tion Systems Inc. vs. Jaime Bias
and Olivia P. Bias et al, voluntary
dismissal.
Silvia Aparicio vs. Artemio
Galicia, dismissal of injunction for
protection.
Maria D. DeLeon vs. David E.
Drake, injunction for protection.
David E. Drake vs. Maria
Delcarmen DeLeon, injunction for
protection.
Sara DeJesus Hernandez vs.
George Guerra, voluntary dismissal
of injunction for protection.
Nola Denis McKenzie vs.
Stanley D. Jackson Sr., dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Freda E. Kersey vs. Arlie Kersey
Sr., dismissal of injunction for pro-
tection.
Homer Curtis Kirk Jr. vs.
Amanda Kae Sunday, order.
Kavin Dewayne Mitchell vs.
Elizabeth Jane Mitchell, injunction
for protection.
Joe Skitka vs. Charles Skitka,
injunction for protection.
Carolina M. Luna and DOR vs.
Lisa J. Castro, voluntary dismissal.
Tommy' Logan vs. James Crosby,
state Department of Corrections
(DOC), petition for inmate review
denied.
DeShawn McMillian o/b/o minor
child vs. Redlands Christian
Migrant Association .Inc. and
RCMA Fred Dennis Development
Center, stipulated settlement
approved, dismissed.
Elvira Martinez vs. Joseph
Aguilar AKA Javiar Aguilar,


injunction for protection.
Mandy N. Bell vs. Curtis R. Bell,
voluntary dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Margarita Gauna and DOR vs.
Ruben Benavides, child support
order.
Freda E. Kersey vs. Arlie Kersey
Sr., voluntary dismissal of injunc-
tion for protection.
Susana Gonzalez and DOR vs.
Francisco Calderon, child support
order.
James Endress vs. James Crosby
DOC, petition for inmate review
denied.
Autney Louise Hyder vs.
Kenneth Duck, injunction for pro-
tection.

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-
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.
Vickie Valerie Alamia, violation
of probation (original charge grand
theft), probation reinstated.
Samuel Antonio Fabila, violation
of community control-house
arrest (original charges two counts
uttering a forged instrument, two
counts grand theft, burglary of a
dwelling and forgery), community
control revoked, 18 months Florida
State Prison, concurrent with Polk
County sentences and CTS, out-
standing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Refugio Hipolito, violation of
probation (original charge fleeing
to elude a law enforcement officer),
probation extended one year, if out-
standing fines and fees paid can ter-
minate probation early.
Ruben R. Perez, violation.of pro-
bation (original charges possession
of a concealed firearm and felony
driving while license suspended),
-probation reinstated with condition
of 30 days in jail CTS and same
other conditions.
Roberto Sanchez-Gonzalez, pos-
session of a fraudulent ID card, not
prosecuted.


CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF ZONING MAP AMENDMENT

The City Commission of the City of Bowling Green, Florida shall consider for adoption an
ordinance entitled.

ORDINANCE 2006-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE
FUTURE LAND USE MAP OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN
OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, SAID
AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT #2006-01-SS",
SPECIFICALLY TO CHANGE THE CLASSIFICATION ON
THE RONALD L. MC COY PARCEL, LOCATED AT 4427 U. S.
HIGHWAY 17, N. AT THE CORNER OF LEMON ST. AND
CHESTER STREET, IN THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN
"FROM COMMERCIAL "TO "LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL";
TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR
NOTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Bowling Green City Commission shall consider the adoption of the above proposed
ordinance at the meeting on the 14th day of February, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission
Chambers of Bowling Green, Florida. All persons wishing to comment upon the same are
encouraged to attend. Any person wishing to appeal an action ofthe City Commission must
assure a transcript is available for any action from which an appeal is sought.

A copy of the proposed ordinance may be reviewed at the City Clerk's Office at the Bowling
Green City Hall.

The following is a map disclosing the area covered by the proposed ordinance, the area to be
rezoned as designated in the map.

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
By Perry Knight, Mayor

ATTESTED:
By Pamela S. Northup, City Clerk

APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Gerald H. Buhr, City Attorney


Justin Spiker, violation of probe
tion (original charge possession df
methamphetamine), probation
revoked, two years community
control with license suspended two
years and random drug screens.
Mackinson St. Fort, violation of
probation (original charge felony
driving while license suspended),
probation revoked, 30 days CTS,
outstanding fines and and fees
placed on lien.
Jerome Tinson Stubbs, violation
of probation (original charge felony
driving while license- suspended),
probation revoked, nine months in
jail CTS and concurrent with
Hillsborough County sentence.
Jesus Jessie Tenorio, grand theft
auto and violation of probation
(original charge violation of i
domestic violence injunction for
protection), probation terminated'
outstanding fines and fees placed
on lien, new 18 months probation,
$100 fine, $395 court costs, $190
public defender fees, 50 hours com-
munity service.

The following real estate trans.
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Meister Family Investment
Limited Partnership to Bryan W,
Paul Family Limited Partnership\
$650,000.
Meister Family Investment
Limited Partnership to Dixie Belle
Groves Partnership, $1.554 mil-
lion.
Harvill Groves LTD Partnership
to George and Shirley J. Fowler,
$1.7 million.
Heartland Properties LLC to
Willie Lubin and Marilyn Lubin,
$50,000.
Jeffrey A. and Martha A. Long
and Steven B. Hogue to John
Hogue, $65,262. :
Jean B. Burton to EMBR
Construction and Development
Inc., $40,000.
John E. Clifton to Jerry R, and
Angela M. Smith, $125,000.
James and Annie Bell Jewell:to
Michael S. Manning, $135,000. *
Martin M. and Beverly
McAllister to Rafik Ahmad
Abdelhalim, $28,000.

Parents learn a lot from their
children about coping with fe
-Muriel Spark







6C The Herald-Advocate, January 26, 2006


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
Jan. 22, Christina Rodriguez, 22, of 682 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson on a warrant charging her
with violation of probation (original charge possession of drug parapherna-
lia).
Jan. 22, a theft on Carlton Street was reported.

Jan. 21, Nathan Henry Morgan, 25, of 3208 Purdue Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters and charged with possession of marijua-
na.
Jan. 21, thefts on South Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue were
reported.
Jan. 20, Gerald Lee Murphy, 74, of 404 N. Seventh Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias alleging failure to appear in
court on a charge of disorderly intoxication.
Jan. 20, Saul Alamia, 29, of 315 Dade St., Bowling Green, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Joe Marble on warrants charging him with violation of proba-
tion (original charges possession of methamphetamine, possession of mar-
ijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia).
Jan. 20, a theft on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and a fight on Martin
Luther King Jr. Avenue were reported.
Jan. 19, Vicki Marie Adcox, 30, of 4605 E. Main St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. John Dorsey on a charge of contempt of court.
Jan. 19, Errol Deshay Sampson, 48, P.O. Box 123, Tampa, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias charging him with non-support.
Jan. 19, Jesus Vasquez, 32, of 240 Hancock Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by corrections Sgt. B. Keith Powell on a Polk County warrant
alleging violation of probation (original charge DUI).
Jan. 19, Amy Nichole Pontifes, 30, of 607 Saunders St.,Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a charge of.violation of probation (original
charge possession of cocaine).
Jan. 19, George David Albach, 39, of 1401 Crossview St., Lake Placid,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on charges of failure to appear in court on
charges of felony DUI, driving while license suspended and violation of
probation (original charges DUI and driving while license suspended).
Jan. 19, Pablo Rivera III, 16, of 207 W. Banana St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias alleging aggravated battery
with a deadly weapon.
Jan. 19, a theft on U.S. 17 South and criminal mischief on Manley
Road were reported.
Jan. 18, Martimiano Almaraz Martinez, 28, of 2201 S. Second St.,
Millville, N.J. was arrested by corrections Ofc. Will Cartwright on a
Hillsborough County warrant charging him with petit theft.
Jan. 18, Peter Leroy Ramsey, 46, of 833 Pleasant Way, Bowling
Green, was arrested on a warrant alleging failure to appear in court on a
charge of retail theft.
.. Jan. 18, Jessica Nicole Carden, 23, of 3840 Levins Road, Mulberry,

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ANTONY C. LEE, the holder of the following
certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which
it was assessed are as follows:
CERTIFICATE NO. 1110 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2001
Description of Property:
1/2 mineral interests in and to: Tracts 43 and 55 of Unit One of Republic Groves, as
recorded in Plat Book-ti,-page 21-public records.of-Hardee Copntin;fiorida,.lfid
Tracts 107, 113 an0.19 pfU)iitTwo ot;RepJpplic;Groves, as recorded iniP|at Book 3,
page 22, public records of Hardee County, Florida.
SUBJECT TO COVENANTS, RESERVATIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASE-
MENTS OF RECORD, RECORDED IN THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF HARD-
EE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
Name in which assessed: DAVIS & GAINES INC
Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida.
Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door located at
417 West Main Street on the 22nd day of FEBRUARY, 2006, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 12th day ofJANUARY, 2006.
B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C Albritton
Deputy Clerk 1:19 2:9c


FLORIDA INSTITUTE FOR
NEUROLOGIC REHABILITATION, INC.

PUBLIC NOTICE

A survey team from CARF will be visiting our
premises on February 8, 9, and 10, 2006

We invited the CARF surveyors to evaluate how well our services
meet international standards for quality. The survey team will be
looking at many things about our services and us. The survey will
tell us what we are doing well and ways we might improve. As a
result of this survey, our services may continue CARF accredita-
tion.

As part of the survey, the surveyors will interview people who use
our services, their families, our staff, and others. Some questions
the survey team members might ask people are:

Are our services provided in a clean and safe setting?
Do you receive the services you need and want?
Are you treated with respect?
Do you take part in planning your services?
Are you told what you need to know about your services?


Are your questions answered in a way you understand?
Do you know where to go with questions or concerns?

,If you would likp to talk with one of the CARF survey team mem-
bers or want to learn more about CARF, please let one of our staff
members know. You may also contact CARF directly.

Internet: www.carf.org
E-mail: feedback@carf.org
Mail: CARF, 4891 E. Grant Road, Tucson, AZ 85712
Toll-free telephone: (866) 510-2273
Fax: (520) 318-1129
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on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities, the accrediting body
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was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias alleging failure to appear in
court on a charge of retail theft.
Jan. 18, Randy O'Hara Hodges, 42, of 5025 Dixianna Drive, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a Polk County warrant alleging
violation of probation (original charge domestic violence).
Jan. 18, James Owen Faulk, 33, of 446 Honeysuckle, Wauchula, was
arrested by corrections Sgt. B. Keith Powell on Pinellas County warrants
alleging failure to appear in court on charges of fleeing to elude a police
officer, habitual driving while license suspended and expired tag.
Jan. 18, a vehicle was reported stolen.

Jan. 17, Homer Lee Carpenter, 20, of 841 Chamberlain Blvd.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging him with
violation of probation (original charge resisting arrest without force.)
Jan. 17, thefts on Park Drive and Altman Road and criminal mischief
on Red Barn Lane were reported.
Jan. 16, a theft on East Main Street'was reported.
WAUCHULA
Jan. 22, Kevin Leonard Collazo, 43, of 409 S. Walton Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Michael Stone and charged with grand theft.
Jan. 22, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Jan. 21, Arturo Abarca-Nava, 39, of 337 Rainey Blvd., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Kyle Bermingham and charged with DUI.
Jan. 21, Elejenio Bautista, 33, of North Florida Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with domestic assault.
Jan. 21, Joel Chad Matthews, 36, of 5009 Parnell Road, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Ofc. Kyle Bermingham and charged with possession of
methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while
license suspended.
Jan. 21, a fight on East Oak Street was reported.

Jan. 19, Cornelius Jerome Kilpatrick, 22, of 305 Martin Luther King
Jr. Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with pos-
session of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jan. 19, a 14-year-old Zolfo Springs youth was arrested by Sgt. John
Eason and sheriff's Det. Jim Hall and charged with three counts criminal
mischief, resisting arrest without force and obstruction of justice.
Jan. 19, criminal mischief on South Florida Avenue was reported.

Jan. 18, Crystal Leeann Wilson, 19, of 3006 Hickory Court, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Gabe Garza and charged with burglary and
theft. At the jail, Dep. Joe Marble detained her on capiases alleging failure
to appear in court on two charges of domestic violence.
Jan. 18, a theft on Melendy Street was reported.

Jan. 17, Julia Leann Kellogg, 27, of 309 Georgia St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Kyle Bermingham and charged with possession of drug
paraphernalia and driving while license suspended.
Jan. 17, a theft on South Eighth Avenue was reported.
Jan. 16, Jose Roberto Medina, 45, of 157 Will Duke Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Michael Stone and charged with possession of mari-
juana.
Jan. 16, a theft on Harvey Street was reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 21, Juan Pablo Espinoza-Perez, 21, of 510 W. Palmetto St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with grand
theft auto. Espinoza-Perez was also charged by Florida Highway Patrol Tpr.
L.M. Smith Jr. with two counts DUI with property damage and no valid
license.
Jan. 21, a fight on Jones Street and a stolen vehicle on Bryan Road
were reported.

Jan. 20, Nashoundra Marie Bennett, 16, of 4705 U.S. 17 North,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with bat-
tery on detention staff.
Jan. 19, Andre Maurice Baker, 39, of P.O. Box 26, Bowling Vgeen,


was arrested by Ofc. James Parker and charged with disorderly intoxica-
tion.
Jan. 19, Brass Chance McClellan, 28, of 1401 Bliss St., Avon Park,
was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with possession of drug
paraphernalia and driving while license suspended.
Jan. 18, a 13-year-old Bowling Green youth was arrested by Chief
John Scheel on a court pickup order on a charge of battery.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Jan. 23, Fernando Cervantes Gonzalez, 26, of 1866 Stansfield Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Louis Williams and charged with domestic
battery.

Jan. 22, Michael Allen Quinones, 30, of 5604 CR 795, Live Oak, was
arrested by Ofc. Robert Mushrush on Suwannee County warrants charging
him with violation of probation (original charges possession of cocaine and
possession of drug paraphernalia).
Jan. 22, Staci Ann Croft, 40, of 1010 Robinhood Drive, Punta Gorda,
was arrested by Ofc. Warren Brittingham and charged with possession of
marijuana, possession of a controlled substance without a prescription and
possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jan. 20, Larry Dwayne Goodman, 40, of 776 Bostick Road, Bowling,
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Louis Willliams and charged with domestic
violence assault.

Jan. 18, a theft on SR 66 was reported.

Jan. 17, Domingo Valdiviez, 22, of 1401 U.S. 17 South, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Mushrush and sheriff's Dep. Paul
Johnson and charged with fleeing at a high speed to elude a police officer
using lights and sirens, habitual driving while license suspended and attach-
ing tag not assigned. He was detained on capiases alleging failure to appear
in court or pay fines on charges of possession of methamphetamine, pos-
session of marijuana, grand theft and driving while license suspended.

Jan. 16, Enrique Castro Garcia, 22, of 341 Buena Vista, Fort Myers,
was arrested by Ofc. Ray Mitchell and charged with DUI and no valid
license.


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



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aged pumping system on painted steel skid with steel pip-
ing and control panel. This system will be used for in plant
reuse at our Wastewater Treatment Plant. For further
information please call Andy Maddox at (863) 773-6686.
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-Packaged Pumping System". Bids
will be accepted until 3:00 p:m., Friday, February 03, 2006
at which time they will be opened and read aloud. The City
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COURTESY PHOTO
The Red Hat girls dressed out for the cookout were (from left)
Joni, Sharon, Judy, Inez, Pat, Charlotte, Lucy and Winnie


The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls

JAM SESSION Christie baked two pumpkin pies
Twenty-two talented musicians that were gone in a flash and, as
entertained 82 folks on Sunday the usual, we enjoyed Semler's special
15th. The weather was perfect to secret recipe pickles.
relax on the lawn. and listen. The
50/50 winners were Dale Bohnett, AROUND THE PARK
Bertha Sumner, Del Snyder, Competition is heating up at the
McKayla Grimes and Ruth Law. horseshoe pit with Harold Lake and
McKayla is Bob Patrice Christie's Fred Lewis back along with Bill
niece and was here visiting from Cundiff and Ed Waggoner they are
Cincinnati. Winning was very excit- challenging George Semler. Right
ing for her. Bertha Sumner, Blair now George is still champ. Way to
;Dearing, Judy Cundiff, Mary Marr go,. George! Tuesday afternoon
stand Nancy Meyer won merchant crafts are getting busy. Several
.certificates, ladies came out to do their own
Scaft and a number worked together
COOK-OUT FUN learning to make totes from Wal-
SMonday the. 16th was our first Mart bags. Next week we are going
:c6okout of the season. Haiold Lake, to make beautiful screen butterflies.
Bill Cundiff and Howard White- Stay tuned.
head did a wonderful job grilling
hamburgers, and hot dogs. Every GAMES AND BINGO
.one brought either a side dish or Bingo on the 12th drew 22 play-
dessert for all 74 of us. Betty ers. Dolly Hartigan won the 50/50
while Carol Thibert won the jack-
pot. Audrey Semler, Judy Cundiff,
Our main business is not to see Carol Thibert and.Anita Albert won
what lies dimly at a distance, merchant certificates. On the 17th
but to do what lies clearly at 25 players watched Carol Thibert
hand. win the jackpot again and Joan
-Thomas Carlyle Newton win the 50/50. Sally
Hatfield, Judy Cundiff, Charlotte
NFr Ele Ii Fli N Longueuil, Joni Branham arid
Audrey Semler won certificates.
i sWednesday cards had four Phase
2il t lr10 players with Sally Hatfield and
me winning. Five people played
Pokeno. Shirley Hyde was the big
winner.

NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that ANTHONY C. LEE, the holder of the following
certificate has filed-said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The certificate
number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names in which'
it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 1111 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2001

Description.of Property:

v/2 mineral interest only:

'Tracts 92B, 97B, 98, 99, 111,112, U7 and 118 of Unit Three of Republic Groves, as
recorded in Plat Book 3, page 23, public records of Hardee County, Florida.

SUBJECT TO COVENANTS, RESERVATIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASE-
MENT OF RECORD, RECORDED IN THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Name in which assessed: DAVIS & GAINES INC

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door located at
417 West Main Street, Wauchula, FL 33873 on the 22nd day of FEBRUARY,-2006,
at 11:00 a.m.

/Dated this 12th day of JANUARY, 2006.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No '
By: LAURA L. BARKER
Deputy Clerk 1:19, 26; 2:2,9c


NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that RONALD THOMAS, the holder of the follow-
ing certificate has filed said certificate for a tax deed to be issued thereon. The cer-
tificate number and year of issuance, the description of the property, and the names
in which it was assessed are as follows:

CERTIFICATE NO. 390 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2003

Description of Property:

Tracts #8,9 and 10:
Commence at the NE corner of the NW1/4. of the NE1/4 of Section 36, Township 33
South, Range 25 East, thence run South 89046'00" West for a distance of 533.23 feet
for point of beginning, thence continue South 8946'00' West for a distance of 208.71
feet, thence South 0"01'24" West for a distance of 233.71 feet, thence North
89*46'00" East for a distance of 208.71 feet, thence North 001'24" East for a dis-
tance of 233.71 feet to the point of beginning. LESS the North 25 feet thereof for
Road Right-of-Way.

AS RECORDED IN BOOK: 283 PAGE: 514

SUBJECT TO COVENANTS, RESERVATIONS, RESTRICTIONS AND EASE-
,MENT OF RECORD, RECORDED IN THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.

Name in which assessed: DEWEY W QUINN & MIMIA QUINN

Sid property being in the County of HARDEE, State of Florida.

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law the property described in
such certificate shall be sold to the highest bidder at the courthouse door located at
417 West Main Street on the 22nd day of FEBRUARY, 2006, at 11:00 a.m.

Dated this 12th day of JANUARY, 2006.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No I
By: LAURA L. BARKER
Deputy Clerk 1:19- 2:9c


I ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS I

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese or
Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray, Green
Beans, Pineapple Chunks, Corn-
bread; Juice Bar) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Toast,
Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad Tray,
French Fries, Peaches, Juice) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Syrup, Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Pizza Pocket or Spaghetti
(Salad Tray, Corn, Juice, Roll,
Ranger Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Syrup,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Milk
I Lunch: Oven"Fried Chicken or
Deli Turkey Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Mashed Potatoes, Juice, Pineapple
Chunks, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Nacho Cheese Sauce or
Weiner Winks (Salad Tray, Mexican
Rice, Corn, Applesauce)'and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH I


MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni & Cheese
or Tuna Salad.-w/Crackers ior
Pepperoni Pizza- (Tossed Salad,
Green Beans; Cornbread, Cole
Slaw, Pineapple Chunks, Juice Bar)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Toast,
Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Chicken
Pot Pie or Stacked Ham Sandwich
(Lettuce & Tomato; Mustard Greens,
Pasta Salad, Peaches, Juice) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast:. Cereal, Pancakes,
Syrup, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or .Spaghetti or
Pepperoni Hot Pocket, (Tossed
Salad, Roll, Peas & Carrots, Juice,
Ranger Cookies) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles, Syrup,
Sausage Patty, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Oven Fried Chicken or
Cheese Pizza or Deli Turkey
Sandwich (Lettuce & Tomato,
Mashed. Potatoes, Cucumber. &
Tomato Salad, Fruit Cocktail, Juice,
Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Nachos or Weiner Winks
or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Veggie 'Cup, Mexican Rice,
Applesauce, Juice) and Milk .

SENIOR HIGH I


MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni &
Cheese(Tossed Salad, Black-Eyed
Peas, Steamed Cabbage, Peas and
Carrots, Juice Bar, Pineapple
Chunks, Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Toast,
Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Stacked Ham Sandwich
(Tossed Salad, Potato Rounds, Peas
& Carrots, Cucumber & Tomato
Salad, Peaches, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal;---Pancakes,
Syrup, Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti (Tossed Salad,
Garden Peas, Squash, Ranger
Cookies, Waldorf Salad, Juice, Roll)
and Milk
THURSDAY
SBreakfast: Cereal, Waffles, Syrup,
Sausage, Peaches;' Milk
Lunch:' Fried Chicken (Tossed
Salad, Chicken .Gravy, Mashed
Potatoes, Corn on the Cob, Broccoli
Normandy, Pineapple Chunks, Roll,
Jqice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Stick, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Nachos (Tossed Salad,
Mexican Rice, Mexicali Corn,.Juice,
Refried Beans w/Cheese, Apple-
sauce Cake) and ,Milk ..-




10 HOURS A
MONTH!

That's all it takes to speak up
for a child. Volunteer to be a
Guardian Ad Litem.

773-2505
(If office unattended, please leave
message.)


CHURCH NEWS
AND PRAYERS
The sermon was by Rev.
Weyman Darley and there were 52
in attendance. The choir sang
"Room On The Cross." Special
music was sung by Judye Mercer,
"My God Is Real." We have some
on our prayer list: Barbara
Gersema, Mike and Marie Condra,
Joe Nelles, Enos Yoder, Wanda
May, Charlotte Laurey, Valorie
Dolan, Jean Melton, Dean Morrow,
the Danny Nucio family, Lavern
Hill, Roger Craig, Clarence Barbor,
Earl Van Raalte, Shirley and
Cloyce's granddaughter, and their
great-granddaughter, also all our
military personnel, and the hurri-
cane and tornado victims. May God
heal them in His way as He knows
best.

KOFFEE KLATCH
We welcome the new people in
the hall, Verna Albert, Gene and
Betty Smith, Leroy and Martha
Love, Maarten and Maple Montel
and Shirley Rapelje (my sister from
Lansing, Mich.). Birthday's were
Betty Vineyard, Earl Bondary,
Agenes Hevenly, Joe Nells, Gordon
Lauver and Dale Brewer. The
anniversaries are Tom and Eunice
.Franks, Linda and John Shroods,
Bo and Barbara Miller, Dean and
Eddie Hummond, and Walmor and
Marthqa Cluver.

MERCHANT CERTIFICATES
.':The 50/50.,went to Georgine
Buswell and the plant went to Art
Brown. The merchant certificates
went to Joyce Pearsall, Caros
Dennis, Caryl Lauver, Grace
Moore, Bob Sears, Bo Miller,Frank
Dust, Shirley Durivagn, Bob Bell,
Bob Sears, Grace Moore, Tom
Stears, Mickey Jones, Ben Bates,
Pat Stock, Martha Love, Georgine
Buswell, Lila Dobberstein,.Connie
Sweet, Jean Alexander, Connie


Wagon Wheel RV News
By Geri Geraci


The Hardee County Economic Development Council, Inc.
January 26th, 2006
Best Western Heritage Inn & Suites
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.



Guest Speaker: Roger Pulley

11:00 Thanks to our sponsors Java Caf6
Best Western
C.F. Industries
11:15 Welcome New Board Members Mr. Richard Nicholson
11:30 Orientation Mr. Roger Pulley
12:00 Working Luncheon
...... Election of Officers


1:00 Adjourn
Please RSVP by January 20th by fax to 773-0246 -
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On Tuesday night there were three :
tables playing. The high man was.<
Bob Sears with 232 points and the.,
low man was Earl Bodary with 168.
points. The high lady was Marge:
Luff with 215 nihd the low lady was
Gloria Lavigne with 180. There,
were two ladies moon-shots; Marge
Luff and Shirley Swisher each had
one.
On Thursday night there were
three tables playing. The high man
was Roger Bell with 208 points and
the low man was Cecil Banister
with 101 points. The high lady was
Gloria Lavigne with 270 points and
the low lady was Joyce Pearsall
with 145 points. Shirley Swisher
had one moon-shot.

SHUFFLEBOARD
The elimination play-off was
Tuesday. The first place was won
Sby Cecil Banister and Art Brown
and the second place went to Mary
Thomason and Walter Prince. There
was no park tournament on
Thursday, Jan. 12 but we had Avion
Palms over here on Thursday, Jan
19 for a fun time.


CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
NOTICE OF ZONING MAP AMENDMENT

The City Commission of the City of Bowling Green, Florida shall consider for adoption an
ordinance entitled.

ORDINANCE 2006-02

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY COMMISSION OF THE
CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, AMENDING THE .. .
FUTURE LAND UVE MA? OF THE COMPREHENSIVE PLAN'
OF THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA, SAID
AMENDMENT BEING KNOWN AS "AMENDMENT 2006-02-SS",
SPECIFICALLY TO CHANGE THE CLASSIFICATION ON THE
RONALD AND MARY DUNNE PARCEL, LOCATED ON
CHESTER AVENUE, IN THE CITY OF BOWLING GREEN
FROM "LOW DENSITY RESIDENTIAL" TO "COMMERCIAL";
TRANSMITTING SAID AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AFFAIRS (DCA) FOR
NOTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY AND
PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

The Bowling Green City Commission shall consider the adoption of the above proposed
ordinance at the meeting on the 14' day of February, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Commission
Chambers of Bowling Green, Florida. All persons wishing to comment upon the same are
encouraged to attend. Any person wishing to appeal an action of the City Commission must
assure a transcript is available for any action from which an appeal is sought.

A copy of the proposed ordinance may be reviewed at the City Clerk's Office at the Bowling
Green City Hall.'.

The following is a map disclosing the area covered by the proposed ordinance, the area to be
rezoned as designated in the map.

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN, FLORIDA
By Perry Knight, Mayor

ATTESTED:
By Pamela S. Northuii City Clerk -- -

APPROVED AS TO FORM:
Gerald H. Buhr, City Attorney


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Fowler, Marten Mantel, Sandy
Walker and Cathy (last name
unknown).

PROGRESS EUCHRE
There were seven tables playing.
The high man was Ted Metherall
with 72 points and runner-up was
Carlos Dennis with 69 points. The
low man was Glen Berry with 43
points. The high lady was Frada
Hardy with 86 points and runner-up
lady was Mable Smith with 73
points. The low lady was Joyce
Pearsall. With the most loners were
Marge Luff and Roger Bell with 4
each. The under-the-chair award
was Bo Miller. We had two lucky
people.that got SKUNKED and got
to take home a friend for the week.
They were Joyce Pearsall and
Eunice Franks.

BID EUCHRE


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8C The Herald-Advocate, January 26, 2006




PLATTER'S ARCADIA CHEVROLET BUICK PONTIAC


It E PUT THE FACTORY INVOICE IN EVERY WINDSHIEL


IE FLORIDA'S GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICES!


CHEVY TRUCKS


MSRP $27,990
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ....... $6,091
SALE 5 $ *2 w
,PRICEs20,552oR.269"
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


2006 Silverado LTI 1500
2 wheel drive, Extended cab





MSRP $28,300
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ....... $6,8q2
lPRICE 21 ,408*
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


2006 LTI 1500
2 wheel drive


MSRP $30,440
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ....... $7,356
PICE $23,084*
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


CHEVY TRUCKS


2006 Avalanche 1500
2 wheel drive


MSRP...... $33,090
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ....... $6,997
PSALE 26,043*
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


MSRP.......... $34,990
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ....... $9,491
SALE $" .l Q*
,SALE $25,499*
MANY TO CHOOSE AT SIMILAR SAVINGS
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


New 2006 Express Work Van 1500
St1 14556, AM/FM Stereo, Fixed Glass Rear/Side Doors,
-. 7.-1 y 4.3, V-6, Air Conditioning.
'P -? I *


MSRP... .......... $24,260
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ....... $4,261
PSALE $ 9,999*
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


2006 Silverado 2500HD New 2005 Suburban 1500
2 wheel drive, extended cab, work truck St#253556, PowerWindows,
R | Il Power Locks. Power
I'M K------- I------ ------------- -iiro ARi ir.B(t


MSRP $28,800
Arcadia Discount & Rebates...... $3,964
SALE $24,856*
PRICE- ,24.856*


MSRP $40,215
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ......$13,000
SACEE $27, 2 5*
PRICE---2 921


PONTIAC Y


New 2006 Pontiac Vibe
St#400820, air conditioning,
i ._ AMFM stereo & more.


MS't ......... $23,575
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ....... $3,696
SALE
PRICE 20,999
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


New 2006 Buick Lucerne
^a. iEi 50145085


MSRP............................... $27,240
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ........ $1041
SALE 26,199*
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


New 2006 Buick Rendezvous
St#516404. Automatic transmission, air conditioning,
-, pvir wrdo'ws l& Iocks.
"i t- id1, cruise and




MSRP................................. $27,305
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ....... $4,306
SALE $
PRICE, 22,999*
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


New 2005 Terraza FWD CXL
StT1 8955 CD. MP3. Satellite Radio, Alum.
S ,. Chrome Wheels, Leather,
"-..- i Power Windows,
Power Locks.
Power
Mirrors.


MSRP ....... ....... .............. $33,395
Arcadia DIscount & Rebates ....... $7,596
SALE P 25,799*
PRICE $25999*


MSRP $16,990
Arcadia Discount & Rebates....... $1,841
SALE- 15,999*
PRICE
MANY TO.CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


New 2006 Pontiac G-6 Sedan
St#189147, Automatic transmission, air conditioning,
AM/FM stereo &
much more


MSRP................................ 17,990
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ....... $2612
. PICE5,998. S 99VIN
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


New 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix GXP
St#173951, Automatic transmission, air conditioning,
S .power windows & locks.
rr"'nl' more



MSRP............................... $33,520
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ....... $3,521
SALE $OQ l*
PRICE f29999*
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


New 2006 Pontiac Torrent
St#043407, Automatic transmission, air conditioning,
ower windows & iocks,
t44lit wheel & more!


MSRP............. .;............. $22,990
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ....... $2,791
PRICEE &20,999*


CHEVY CARS


New 2006 Cobalt Coupe
air conditioning,
bucket seats,
stereo & more.



MSRP....... ........ ... $15,710
Arcadia Discount & Rebates....... $2,359
PRICE $13,351*
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS
New 2006 Malibu Maxx
St#117014, Automatic, air conditioning, power
windows & locks,
t,; (cruise,



MSRP $21,590
Arcadia Discount & Rebates....... $2,660
SALs18,930*
PRICE FRO
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


New 2006 Impala Sedan
S St1 18394, Automatic,
air conditioning,
stereo &
more.


MSRP.............................. $21,990
Arcadia Discount & Rebates ..... $2,991
SALE $ 99*
PRICE s1 8,999*
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


New 2006 Chevrolet Equinox
St010104, Air conditioning,
-- power windows &
'4'F.'B locks, tilt, cruise,
CD player &
C .. ,- ~ more.


MSRP $22,345
Arcadia Discount & Rebates....... $2,746
PRICE20,306*
PR CE I- ArIRAIA AIkI


MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS
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05 PROGRAM CARS & TRUCKS


vrolet Cavalier 2005 Pontiac Bonneville S/E 2005 Chevrolet Avalanche
Stk#377873 SLk3125070 Stk#4159992
MSRP


.4 Lae 119* s.ce 1 995 Fr .. 19 9Psale
FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO CHOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


quick LeSabre 2005
Stk#3119564

MSRP
$28,987
B7Lse For S199 Price
FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO


PRE-OWNED LOW MILES


2005 hevrolet Suburban LS 2002 Cadillac DeVille
Stk#6135968 Stk#4275290
69 5 :*:.*19 875. ,MSRP
AMSRP$ MO F A SLA $28,350
$37,850
Sale PriPrO 975 se O C,.8O o
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


Aztek AWD 2005 Chevrolet Astro LS 2004 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Stk#4542967 Stk#4113809 Stk#5128551

S MSRP $41,075MS
$24,910 $29,670 Sale

as For Price1 6,495 Lase For 219* i e .i38 984
AT SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


PY TO CEe
MANY TO CHOOSE


rrolet TrailBlazer 201 JSui k Rendezvous 2005 Chevrolet Silverado LS Ext Cab 2005 Chevrolet Express 2003 Chevrolet Silverado
SStk#3125070 4 Sik#4525580 SIk#5282376 3500 15 Passenger Van Slk#4134781 Regular Cab
W fl50 *l.. Sik#301783
MSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP 20,27
$22,480 $26,455 $30,090 $33,487
S al29$* --" -"* Sral 259 Satel
Psric 8 98o sT,$ 1 899
Lease F 249 18275For Z259 Pri:ce 31 876, ..r ,289), : LeasLease For 225 9* S
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2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2005 Pontic Sunfire S/E Coupe 2005 Chrysler Sebring
Stk#130912 Stk#3197251 Stk4530843

-MP-"a' MSP-IR MSRP MSRP
$22,495 $17,517 $24,965
Se Sr 0 $A Sale Of o, s sale S $ *
P=ie 10,984, .1S F s139* S':.e $1 4 0Las eFor 134* 12 995 easeFor $181
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic 2005 Buick LaCrosse 2005 F
SIk#3264519 Sk#3127749 Stk#222130

MSRP MSRP
=22,800 $19,505 $25,335
,. s o $" ---* S86 s 4- "or Sale$1 94 1 Sale $14
Sale Lem $ 199 4$139 Price
e$13,984 asFor 1w Pri10984,LaseForPr139* 8984 RM A C14
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2004 Mercury Grand a is


S$28,870
Sale T O r
Price 15,84 Le 2Fof$ 49
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


Montana 2005 Dodge Grand Caravan S/E
Stk#3133314 Stk#2225676

MSRP MSRP
$29,287 $23,630
$201 :Sale 5,984 aOr $181l
SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO CHOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS
SALE HOURS: GM CERTIFIED USED
MONDAYFDAY 9am 8p VEHICLES COME WITH
SUNDAY I1am pm A GM-Backed Limited Warranty
NEW SERVICE HOURS: 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
SSERVICE HOURS- 'A 108- Point Mechanlcai/ A
MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:30am-5;30pm Appearance Inspection
SATURDAY 8am 6pm A 3-Day/t150-Miles -
Closed SUNDAY Satisfaction Guarantee E
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'WE GUARAEE TO BEAT YOUR BEST DEAL BY $500! Customer mutI present a locai cminpWtiors I egbnatB
advertised price o miten buyr ondct of identical wiile. Must be in stock and company equipped OMervalid date
of pubication only Constes aid Ouramaxn Excruded Nol t eM nstble fort typogfaphtical rr1r0 or photo placamtnt
W=a. t0 Ctiat. Pontiac. Bulctk. Otdome"'t 11 atoird to E tn tompaoiMorls uvo athi price pasentead by
comer. If uiS to do so. conipetitotr wil not be detnitl a "ieonlal oile0'. N to 10 be used in oinunctiw wta
y oth offers Nw venh payment based on a 48 month eaeo 12k mnear WAC Al payments inocud a S3.000
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