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Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


S Thursday, February 16, 2006


Hardee


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
SA 16-year-old Hardee County
girl was found murdered in a neigh-
boring county early Saturday.
| The body of Amber Woods, of
enter Hill, was spotted lying
alongside SR 62 by a passing
motorist sometime between 7 and


7:30 a.m., Dave Bristow, public
information officer for the Manatee
County Sheriff's Office, said.
Amber's body was found about
20 feet off the pavement, on the
southside shoulder, he described.
The location was three miles west
of the Hardee-Manatee line, and
about one mile from the Duette


Found


General Store, he added.
Bristow said Amber, a student at
Hardee Senior High School, suf-
fered a single gunshot wound. He
said an autopsy had confirmed that
as the cause of death.
"We believe she was killed near
where her body was found, in the
general area right there, based on


the physical evidence we found,"
Bristow said.
He said Amber's body was fully
clothed when found. She was wear-
ing a pair of shorts and a long-
sleeved T-shirt. Her shoes, a pair
of flip-flops, were lying nearby, he
said.
"We've narrowed the time of


Murdered


death to between 1 a.m. and up to
6:30 or 7," Bristow said. "We're
guessing it will fall somewhere in
the mid-range there. But it's just a
guesstimate right now."
Amber was last seen alive by
family members at 12:30 a.m.
Saturday. "She was playing cards
that evening, and she went to bed at


approximately 12:30," Bristow
.said.
Bristow said Amber had been
living with her aunt and uncle at
3103 SR 62 for the past several
weeks. He said she had other fami-
ly members living out in that area
of the county as well.
See MURDER 2A


County Fair




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The 2006 Miss Hardee County Pageant Saturday at 7 p.m. kicks off a week of Hardee County Fair activities. Miss Hardee County
contestants this year are (in front from left) Vaillajon Louisjeune, Brandy Castleberry, Kelly Herrera, Jara Ann Pelta, Kelsey Williams
and Micaela Hall; (in back row) Joia Jones, Santresa Harris, Christie Burrus, Jennifer Trammell, Rebecca Durrance, Haley Britt and
Randi Sasser.


Crews Postponed Unti


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Polk County court hearing for


Crews


a Hardee County second-degree
murder suspect did not take place
as scheduled last week.
Instead, the Wednesday, Feb. 8,
pre-trial conference for Thomas
Jessie Crews Jr., 40, of Zolfo
Springs, was continued until next
month. Circuit Judge J. Dale
Durrance, the Polk judge who has
been assigned to the case, will pre-
side over the hearing on
Wednesday, March 22, at 10:30
a.m.
At that time, lawyers in the mat-
ter will tell the judge if they are
ready to proceed to trial or if any
motions remain to be heard. Then, a
trial date will be set.
Crews is accused of killing 20-
year-old Sondra Barrington, his
former girlfriend, whose car was



Jack Frost
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Temperatures dropped Monday
and Tuesday nights into the freez-
ing range.
A quick survey, however, shows
little lasting damage' from the
unusual February weather.
Hardee County Extension Ser-
vice Director Lockie Gary said
Tuesday morning that the lowest he
heard about in the county was 27
degrees. "I'm not aware of any veg-
etable or fruit damage. The cattle
protected by woods or palmettos
did fine. The ones out in the open
shivered and lost some body
weight," said Gary.
Similar reports came from
Barbara Carlton, executive director


found abandoned along U.S. 17 in
DeSoto County, just two miles
south of the Hardee County line.
She has never been found since that
day, Oct. 10, 2002.
A Hardee County Grand Jury
indicted Crews on July 21, 2004,
alleging he killed her in either
DeSoto, Hardee or Polk counties.
Because of the uncertainty of
exactly where the alleged crime
occurred, state law allows the
defense to choose from among the
alleged counties for trial. Crews
and Assistant Public Defender J.
Mel McKinley selected a Polk
County venue for trial.
Crews was then moved from the
Hardee County Jail to the Polk
County Jail as he awaits trial.
Sondra Barrington's family,



Nips Hardee
of the Peace Valley Citrus Growers
Association, said, "I've been talk-
ing to local growers and everybody
seems to have fared well. There
was no fruit damage, some leaf
burn in low-lying areas."
Reports on temperatures from the
Florida Agricultural Weather Net-
work showed the effects through-
out the state. The lowest in the area
was at the Ona Cattle Range
Station where it was .28 degrees
from midnight until daybreak.
"There were several reports of
wavering between 25-26 degrees in
cold pockets," said Carlton.
Most vegetable and fruit growers
kept irrigation running from 9 p.m.
until dawn to insulate the crops
from the lower temperatures.


March
however, must travel to Bartow for
each court appearance. Her mother,
Shirley Barrington, said this week
that three carloads of family mem-
bers drove .up to Bartow last
See CREWS 2A


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 65th annual Hardee County
Fair starts with a pair of weekend
pageants.
This year the fair continues from
Saturday evening throughout all
next week and concludes Sunday
afternoon, Feb. 26. A variety of
livestock, dairy, poultry and swine
shows, exhibits, rides and five
pageants will offer a variety to suit
young and old.
There are arts and crafts booths
where many Hardee homemakers
exhibit baking, woodworking,
handwork, canned goods and many
other specialties. Rules for booths
and exhibits, which are set up on
Sunday, are on page 3b of this
issue.
All the pageants are at the
Hardee County Agri-Civic Center
at the intersection of Stenstrom and
Altman roads. Most are at 7 p.m,
with the exception of the kinder-
garten pageant on Sunday. All other
activities are at the adjacent
Cattlemen's Arena and Exhibition
Hall.
It all begins with Saturday
night's Miss Hardee County
pageant in which a baker's dozen of
senior girls will vie for the honor of
representing the county for the next
year.
The 13 senior girls are Haley
Britt, Christie Burrus, Brandy
Castleberry, Rebecca Durrance,
Micaela Hall, Santresa Harris,
Kelly Herrera, Joia Jones, Vaillajon
Louisjeune, Jara Ann Pella, Randi
Sasser, Jennifer Trammell and
Kelsey Williams.
Come Sunday afternoon at 2:30,


the youngest competitors will take
center stage for the Kindergarten
Princess Pageant, with 41 little girls
each wanting to be chosen.
Vying for the honor are Savannah
Abbott, Saralynne Adair, Gracie
Albritton, Laura Arce, Faith
Arreola, Corie Benton, Montana
Bishop, Michaela Blasingain,
Taylor Bone, Alexzandra Brant,
Veronica Castillo, Bridgette Con-
ley, Sophia Diakomihalis, Hope
Elliott, Julissa Flores, Laynee
Galvan, Shelby Gibson, Nubia
Gomez and Tapanga Grice.
Also, Lexi Harris, Thalia Hartley,
Lexy Hernandez, Alexis McBride,
Katherine McClellan,. Andrea
McVay, Destiny Mendiola,
Mercedes Owens, Jaz 'Lyn Perry,
Mahala Pippin, Yasmin Ramirez,
Hannah Revell, Kymberlee
Rodriguez, Marisa Rodriguez,
Jasmine Sanchez, Layla Santoya,
Destiny Scheel, Brooke Shaw,
Kendral Smith, Jillian Thompson,
Madison Wornock and Brianna
Waters.
Arena activities start on Monday
evening when gates open at 5 p.m.
for the exhibition hall, livestock
and machinery exhibits. The rabbit
show is at 5:30, the diary show at
6:30 and the grooming contest at 7
p.m.
The Hardee County Junior Miss
SPageant is also on Monday at 7
p.m. at the Agri-Civic Center.
There are 30 young ladies vying for
this year's crown. This includes
Ashley Albritton, Sidney Autry,
Nicole Beck, Kanisha Blandin,
Mary Braddock, Paige Clark,
Valerie Cobb, Stephanie Driver,
See FAIR 2A


PLAY PALS


COURTESY PHOTO
Cast members (from left) Bob Klobuchar, Nancy Kitchens, Arvlne White, Dan Graham, Christina
Murray and Melody Klobuchar practice In a dress rehearsal for Friday nights premiere of "House
on the Cliff." The Hardee County Players will perform George Batson's three-act murder-mystery
comedy this weekend and next at the Historice Wauchula City Hall Auditorium, 225 E. Main St.
Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2:30. Tickets, at $5 each or
$10 for families of three or more, will be available at the door.


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2A The Herald-Advocate, February 16, 2006


Kelly's Column
By Jim


Volunteers and coaches for the Bowling Green Youth Baseball season
will meet tonight (Thursday) at 7 at the First United Methodist Church in
Bowling Green. Players registration will be held this week. Interested vol-
unteers can call 375-3338 for more information.

Two new agents for State Farm Insurance in Wauchula are David
Singletary 'nd Scott Hardcastle.

It is understandable how vice president Dick Cheney could accidental-
ly shoot a fellow quail hunter. Those quail when flushed can fly any direc-
tion in.a 360-degree circle. Wild quail can also fly very fast.
Hunting can be a dangerous sport. Several of my sons and I enjoy hunt-
ing a variety of game. The meat from wild game is more healthy than store-
bought meat.
The more hunters, the more chances of an accident. Florida has an
excellent hunter education program.
The wounded hunter, a Texas attorney, will be OK. Cheney has been
the butt of some late night television jokes. Former vice president Dan
Quayle cancelled a Feb. 14 appointment with Cheney and rescheduled for
March 14'when hunting season is over. *' :
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--The Hardee County Fair is coming up Feb. 18-26 at the fairgrounds by
the Hardee Agri-Civic Center and Hardee High School. There will be some-
thing for everyone





Nutrition Notes :


Q: How can I tell if a food has
too much trans fat?
A: Trans fat is unhealthy
because, unlike other unsaturated
fasts, it raised LDL ("bad") choles-
terol, just like saturated fat.
However, its effect on cancer risk is
unclear for now. Most of the trans
fat in food comes from vegetable
oils tathahave been partially hydro-
genated to harden them or increase
their shelf life. The major sources in
the American diet are commercially
baked goods, like cookies, dough-
nuts, crackers, pies and cakes.
French fries, chips, stick margarine
and microwave popcorn are other
important sources.
Beginning in January 2006, nutri-
tion labels on foods will be legally
required to list trans fat content. But
studies still haven't established
what a reasonable amount of trans
fat might be. Recommendations
simply call for keeping your con-
sumption of it low. The best way to
do this is to look for products with
the lowest combined total of satu-
rated and trans fat, instead of judg-
ing foods on trans fat content alone.
You can also check ingredient
labels for partially. hydrogenated
oils; if nutrition labels don't show
the amount of trans fat. If hydro-
genated oils are far down on the list,
it's possible that such small
amounts are used that the trans fat
content is nutritionally insignifi-
cant. If a nutrition label declares
that the food is low in saturated fat,
however, don't assume that it's also
low in trans fat.
Q: Is it true that some avocados
are lower in fat than others?
A: Yes. Florida avocados contain
only about half the fat of California
avocados. A half-cup of a Florida.
avocado contains about 140 calo-
ries and 11 grams of fat, while the
same portion of a California avoca-
do totals about 221 calories and 21
grams of fat. In both cases, the fat is
mainly the monounsaturated type,
which means that it is unlikely to
raise your 'blood choleSterol.
Whatever type of avocado you eat,
it is a good source of a variety of
nutrients, including potassium and
folate (a B vitamin). For optimal
weight control, however, enjoy
their good taste in moderate. por-
tions.


Q: Is there some way to lower
my risk of getting colon cancer?
A: Actually, there are many
ways. Most researchers consider
colon cancer among our most pre-
ventable cancers. Since inactive,
overweight people, especially with
excess weight around their waist,
are. more likely,.to develop colpn
cancer, watch out' for"too many
calories from large portions or rich
foods. Some studies suggest that
too much saturated fat (mainly
found in high-fat meats and, dairy
products), as well as sugars' gnd
refined grains may be particularly
damaging, '
It is also wise to keep physically
active. Exercise will help you con-
trol your weight, and it may direct-
ly affect hormones and growth fac-
tors that influence colon cancer.
t One expert review of research sug-
S gets that regular physical activity
could lower colon cancer risk 40 to
50 percent.
Another prevention-oriented
strategy is to limit red meat,
processed meat, and any meat or
poultry cooked at high temperatures
like grilling or frying. You should
aJso make sure you're getting
enough calcium and vitamin D.
Lastly, eating a plant-based diet rich
in a variety of vegetables (dark
green leafy ones and cruciferous
types like broccoli and cauliflower,
irr particular), fruits, whole grains
and beans is highly recommended
for the many protective phytochem-
icals they contain.


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To run, a candidate must be at
least 18 years of age, have resided
in the town for at least six months
and be registered to vote there.
The mayor is paid $150 a month,
and usually serves a two-year term.
This one will fall far short of that.
And if a referendum question the
Town Council is planning to place
on another special election ballot in
the near future passes, the town will
be changing its form of government
from strong-mayor/council to man-


ager/commission. If that occurs,
there will be no need for an elected
mayor anymore, meaning whoever
wins the job now will not -be
expected to run for re-election
come October.
Roger Green, who was the chair-
man of the Town Council when
Aker resigned, is now serving as
interim mayor. The vice chair,
Roberta Meyer, is interim town
clerk.
Both are retirees and are volun-


steering their time to keep the doors
of Town Hall open and to keep the
town's operations functioning.
That, too, was necessitated by
the Jan. 30 meeting, during which
the man who was paid as interim
clerk, Preston Colby, was fired.
Two other helpers he had brought
into the office failed to show up for
work the next day as well, leaving
Aker alone until she -quit mid-
morning and locked the doors
behind her.


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
No one has yet to show any inter-
est in becoming the new mayor of
Zolfo Springs.
That, however, comes only two
days into a qualifying period for
potential candidates for the posi-
tion, vacated on Jan. 31 with the
resignation of Marilyn Aker. Aker
quit the morning after a volatile
meeting in which both town resi-
dents and Town Council members
called for her departure.
Whoever wins a special election
set for April 3 will finish out Aker's
unexpired term, serving through
October.
But first, some candidates must
apply.
Qualifying packets are available
at the town offices in the Civic
Center at 3210 U.S. 17 S. So far, no
one has asked for one.
The qualifying period began on
Monday and will run 10 days, end-
ing on Thursday, Feb. 23, at 5 p.m.
The filing fee is $54.
Packets are simple to complete,
and require a loyalty oath, a brief
financial statement and the opening
of a campaign account at an area
bank.



MURDER
Continued From 1A
Manatee County Sheriff's Office
investigators do not know how
Amber got to the place where she
was found.
Bristow said there were no signs
of a break-in or an abduction at her
Center Hill home. "We think she
probably snuck out of the house
and met up with somebody," he
said.
Manatee detectives are following
all leads and checking all possible
suspects. "We certainly haven't
ruled anyone out," Bristow said.
"We're still relatively early in the
investigation," he explained.
. "We've interviewed dozens of peo-.
ple and we've started re-interview-
ing them."
Then Bristow added, "We feel
confident we will make an arrest."
He did not say when that arrest
might occur.
Bristow said on Wednesday that
the Gold Star Club of Manatee
County has now joined with
CrimeStoppers.in offering a, reward
forinformation leading to the arrest
of ihe person or persons rqsponsi-
ble for Amber,s death.
Originally, CrimeStoppers of-
fered a reward of up to $1,000. The
Gold Star Club has added up to
$5,000 to that amount, making the
total reward possible $6,000.
Anyone with any information
-should call toll-free (866) 634-
TIPS, which is 634-8477; or e-mail
crimestoppers@co.manatee.fl.us.
Bristow said those with informa-
tion may .also call the Manatee
County Sheriff,s Office directly.
That number is (941)',747-3011,
extension 2519.
Bristow said the Hardee County
Sheriff's Office is assisting his
-agency iin the murder investigation.
"They've been a big help," he
said. 'They know a lot of people
over there (Hardee County). It's a
small community. They know the
people,. who to talk with, and they
have the knowledge of the area.
"We're conducting the inter-
views," Bristow continued, "but
sometimes people feel more com-
fortable giving information to
somebody they know. The Sheriff's
Office there is giving us informa-
tion as they receive it."
Bristow concluded, "They've
been invaluable."
.Hardee County Sheriff's Office.
spokesman Maj. Claude Harris ,Jr,
said a local investigator, Det. Jim
Hall, has been, assigned to assist
Manatee County detectives.
"He's working with them as
needed," Harris described on
Tuesday. "He's helping them
locate people and showing them
around as far as places they need to
go.
"We're assisting as needed," he
said.
Amber's funeral services will be
tomorrow (Friday) at 11 a.m. at
Brant Funeral Chapel in Wauchula.

The tallest structure in the
U.S. is a TV tower In North
Dakota that's 2,063 feet high.


Obituaries

ROBERT HYMAN "HY"
ALBRITTON
Robert Hyman "Hy" Albritton,
98, of Jacksonville, died Tuesday,
Feb. 14, 2006.
Born Jan. 9, 1908 in Bowling
Green to Hosea and Elizabeth
Albritt&fi, ie retired after 28 years
in thei food brokerage busifiess. He
was president of Common &
Common, which merged with L.T.
Acosta & Co. He continued as its
president until retirement in 1974.
He was a World War II veteran
serving in the U.S. Army. He was
Past Master of the John H. Pratt
Lodge #261 F&AM, and a member
of the Temple Lodge #23 Scottish
Rite Bodies and Morocco Temple
of the Shrine. He was a charter
member of The University Club
and a former member of Deerwood
Country Club.
He was preceded in death by his
parents, two younger sisters Marie
Albritton Polk and Mary Albritton
Garrett and five younger brothers
Hubert, Roy, Lamar, Merle and
Emory.
Survivors include his wife of 70
years Martha Albritton; five nieces
Merilyn Albritton Strickland of
Fort Meade, Betty Ruth Pace and
Anne Stephens of Wauchula,
Clarice Johnson of Punta Gorda
and Linda Kay Huff of St.
Augustine; and three nephews
Robert H. Albritton II of Maryland,
Emory C. Albritton Jr. of St. Louis,
Mo. and Roy J. Albritton ,of
Hollywood.
Funeral services, will be held
tomorrow (Friday) at 11 a.m. at
Southside Baptist Church in
Jacksonville, conducted by Dr. R.
Wayne Stacey officiating. Visita-
tion is 10 to 11 a.m.
Interment will be on Saturday,
Feb. 12, at 2 p.m. at Bowling Green
Cemetery with the Rev. Bob
Norman officiating.
In lieu of flowers, contributions
may be made to Southside Baptist
Church, 1435 Atlantic Blvd., Jack-
sonville, Fl. 32207 or to River
Garden, 11401 St. Augustine Road,
Jacksonville, Fl. 32207.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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LPN WANTED
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is taking applica-
tions for a full time LPN. You must have never been
convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, be willing to
be fingerprinted, pass a drug test and work shifts
including some nights and weekends. Applications
may be obtained arid returned at the Sheriff's office,
900 East Summit Street, Wauchula, FL. If other
arrangements are necessary, call (863) 773-0304 ext.
211. Deadline for submitting applications is Feb. 24,
2006. EOE c c2:6c


events with the gates open and mid-
way open at 5 p.m. for the livestock
and machinery exhibit. There is the
Farm Credit Livestock Buyers din-
ner at the Civic Center at 5:30 p.m.
The Future Farmers of America and
4-H livestock sale begins at the
arena at 7 p.m.
On to Friday, when the Mrs.
Hardee County Pageant will wind
up the quintet of pageants for the
week. Seeking the title are contes-
tants Amy Bursler, Angela Blair,
Erica Eisenhauer, Sophia Peavy,
Amye Pelham, Stephanie Rober-
son, P. J. Sutton and Emily Ward.
Meanwhile the arena gates
opened at 5 p.m. as usual. At 7 p.m.
rodeo events begin, with bullrid-
ing, mutton busting for ages six and
under, steer saddling, old timers'
roping and hula hoop bull standoff.
On Saturday, the gates open at
noon. There is horse training 101
from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. At 4 p.m. a
Mexican band will provide a show.
At 7 p.m., there is a Mexican rodeo
with bullriding, hula hoop bull
standoff and mutton busting for the
little ones.
The week concludes next
Sunday, with the midway open at'l
p.m. There is cowboy church,
"Horse Training With a'Message,"
from 1:30 to 2:30. Then exhibitors
begin to tear down their booths and
go home for another year.



CREWS
Continued From 1A
Wednesday only to learn the hear-
ing Was not going to take place that
day. They turned around and drove
back home.
Making the trip along with
Sondra's mother were Sondra's
father, Floyd Barrington; her
grandmother, Earlene Colburn; her'
uncle and aunt, David and Eunice
Howell; and her cousins, Ashley
and E.T. Hines and Margie Howell.
Shirley Barrington said the
Clerk's' Office there told.her it had
mailed her a notice that the Feb. 8
hearing had been postponed. She
said she never received that notice.
She said the contingent will
make the trip again on March 22.


e9Jh"U~e


The family of Eleanor Claire Beeson Allen
wishes to express its sincere appreciation for the
community's outpouring of love and concern
following the homegoing of our beloved
Mother and Grandmother
Throughout her 95 years, she touched
many lives in a unique way.
May God bless each of you.


Se' /ttI cSa Ate".,
&-V Of


Chelsea Goolsby, Courtney Harri-
son, Kayla Helveston,: Holly
Johnson, Heather Kouns, Missy
Newberry, Ashley Pappa, Kimberly
Perry, Courtney Peterson, Natashia
Phillips, Brooklyn Porter, Macey
Reas, Alicia Revell, Sarah Reyna,
Katie Rogers, Lindy Rossman,
,*Megan Schilipf, Ashton SHiff'-r,
SAshley', SmIitli;w Jlyn fitih,
-"Chelsey' "'StIedldy "and Kayla
Woods.
Tuesday activities begin with the
5 p.m. opening of the gates and the
midway for carnival rides where
there is a special of 10 rides for
$10. At 5:30, there is poultry show-
manship, followed by the 7 p.m.
swine show: :: '
The Prince and Princess Pageant
for seen-yeairolds is at 7 .p.m.
Names of'contestants were unavail-
able at press time.
Wednesday is a longer "Child-
ren's Day," when high schoolers
and under are admitted free. Gates
open at 2 p.m. Bracelet day begins
at 3 p.m. with special midway
fares. At 6 p.m. there is a breeding
and heifer show. At 7 p.m. it is the
steer show, followed by beef show-
manship.
Thursday resumes,, evening




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COURTESY PHOTO
Closing out the week of performances and pageants will be the Mrs. Hardee County Pageant on
Friday, Feb. 24. In first row (left to right) are Angela Blair, P J. Sutton, Erica Eisenhauer and Sophia
Peavy; in back row (seated) are Stephanie Roberson, Emily Ward, Amye Pelham and Amy Bursler.


FAIR
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February 16, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3A


Skate Park Will Reopen


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A grand reopening will be sched-
uled shortly for the Wauchula Skate
Park.
The park was closed a couple of
weeks ago for renovations.
Wauchula Mayor David Royal
reported progress during the City
Commission's Monday evening
meeting.
"A young man from Sebring who
is interested in it is helping us out.
He's raised some funds and sup-
plies," said Royal, noting remain-
ing disaster dollars and some other
monies helped too.
Royal said kids were lined up
around the park anxiously awaiting
its reopening. "It will get them off
the sidewalks, and stairs," he said.
City Manager Rick Giroux reported
seeing some youth using makeshift
ramps at the Garden Center which
was destroyed by hurricanes and
will soon be demolished. "They
took loose boards and made ramps
from the windows to the ground."
Giroux said that will stop shortly as
Replacement of the Garden Center
is under way.

In other action, the commission:
-discussed alternate ways to


make up electricity cost shortfalls
due to increased fuel costs. "Some
of the elderly tell me they have
turned off the heat and can't afford
it. That bothers me," said several
commissioners.
-approved a pair of requests by
local builder Howard Bolin whose
brother Commissioner Clarence
Bolin abstained from voting. With
commissioners Ken Lambert and
Jerry Conerly absent, there was
barely a quorum to vote on the mat-
ters.
First was a request recommended
by the city Planning and Zoning
Board to allow the builder to con-
struct a fifth duplex on property at
Eddy Street and South Eighth
Avenue. Residential-2 zoning
requires one acre for five units and
the property is only a .93-acre par-
cel. He will be able to maintain
required setbacks, and the city has
no objections as it will not interfere
with utility easements, said Giroux.
The remaining four commission
members, Amy McClellan, David
Royal, Connie Spieth and Troy
Brant approved a resolution granti-
ng the variance. McClellan compli-
mented Bolin on the clean appear-
ance of his rental homes.
The second request was to close


Citrus Growers Hold


Annual Meet Tonight


The Peace River Valley Citrus
Growers Association will hold, its
annual meeting tonight (Thursday).
Joseph L. Galloway will be the
keynote speaker. Galloway is the
senior military correspondent for
Knight Ridder Newspapers' Wash-
ington Bureau and is a nationally
syndicated columnist.
The patriotic extravaganza fea-
turing Galloway will be held at the
Hardee County Agri-Civic Center
Soff Stenstrom and Altman roads in
Wauchula beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Galloway's accomplishments are
numerous.
He is a native Texan, and spent
22 years as a foreign and war corre-
spondent and bureau chief for the,
United Press International. Gallo-


way dedicated nearly 20 years as a
senior editor and senior writer for
"U.S. News & World Report" mag-
azine.
Galloway is co-author of the
national bestseller "We Were
Soldiers ... and Young," which was
made into the movie "We Were
Soldiers," starring Mel Gibson. He
also co-authored 'Triumph Without
Victory: The History of the Persian
Gulf War."
Galloway has received several
awards, including a Bronze Star for
rescuing wounded soldiers under
fire in the Ia Drang Valley in
November 1965. Galloway's is the
only medal of valor the U.S. Army
awarded to: a civilian for actions
during the Vietnam War.


Letter To The Editor .- .

Support'Cooking For Kids'

At Pioneer Park Days


Dear Editor,
Time is approaching once again
Sfor Pioneer Park Days, and Cookin
-for Kids (a non-profitable organiza-
tion) is busy getting ready. Last
year's profits were used to bless the
pediatrics department at St.
Joseph's Hospital in Tampa.
We were able to purchase with
with support of the community and
the proceeds from Pioneer Park
SDays CD players, video game sys-
tems, video games, hand-held
games, DVD players, movies,
VCRs, board games, dolls, and
monetary support for the families
with children in the hospital.
The whole idea came for Cookin
for Kids when my 15-year-old
nephew had to have heart surgery



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to take advantage of this year's,
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for college from Peace River
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The deadline to turn in applica-
tions is'March 1.
Students heading to college, even
adults desiring to improve their
education, can qualify to receive
funds from the Operation Round-
Up program.
Graduating 2006 high school stu-
dents, should not hesitate. Call
PRECo at (800) 282-3824 for more
information, or visit the Web site at
www.preco.coop to download an
Operation Round-Up Scholarship
application.
In addition to the scholarship, the
Operation Round-Up Fund makes
monies available to help individuals
(lin financial crisis and provides
grants to area charitable organiza-
tions all throughout the year.
The Operation Round-Up Fund is
made possible by PRECo's con-
sumers who voluntarily .make
monthly contributions by rounding
up their electric bills to the next
whole dollar. This fund is adminis-
tered by an independent board of
directors and fulfills PRECo's
vision statement, "Leadership
Focused on Reliability, Members
and.Community."


in 2004. My sister and brother-in-
law stayed at the hospital for six
weeks and met other families with
the same situation.
These families and children were
going through the scariest time of
their lives and could use a little
cheering up. This inspired us to do
the Cookin for Kids.
Plans are being made this year
for the proceeds to benefit the
Ronald McDonald houses in the
local area.
In August of 2005 my grand-
daughter was airlifted to the NICU
at Tampa General Hospital. She
stayed for 10 days, and we were
able to benefit from the services of
the Ronald McDonald house by the
hospital.
RMH houses services families
who have children in the hospital
with a place to stay and food for lit-
tle or no charge. We want to thank
everyone who helps this ministry.
So look for our booth Cookin for
Kids and come out and support the
kids and lot of other ministries and
groups that have food booths at
Pioneer Park Days.
Pam Merchant
Wauchula


THURSDAY, FEB. 16
/Hardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
W. Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

TUESDAY, FEB. 21
/Hardee County Democratic
Executive Committee, open
meeting, Panda Restaurant,
806 U.S. 17 South, Wauchula,
5:30 p.m.
THURSDAY, FEB. 23
&/Hardee County School
Board, regular meeting, media
center, Hardee Junior High
School, 200 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, 5 p.m.


With money in your pocket, you
are wise and you are handsome
and you sing well too.
-Yiddish Proverb


and vacate an unimproved dirt road
called Plant Street just north of Bell
Street to allow Bolin to complete
apartment housing "much-needed
in Wauchula." Ray McClellan,
director of public works asked that
the city retain a 15-foot utility ease-
ment. The four commissioners
directed City Attorney Cliff Ables
to prepare an ordinance and adver-
tise for public hearing on closing
the block-long street. '
-decided to clarify guidelines
for pay for members of the
Planning and Zoning Board, which
are paid $100 for each meeting they
attend. If the meeting is cancelled
by the city, as happened once due to
the hurricanes, members will be
paid if a meeting is scheduled. If
they miss a meeting or have no
monthly meeting because of no
agenda items, they will not be paid.
-Part-time employees, such as these
board members, are not entitled to
sick leave, said a city employee.
-approved on second reading,
no public response and roll-call
vote, an ordinance changing the
zoning of the east 220-feet of the
city-owned property off U. S. 17
North from single family to com-
mercial to be the same as the
adjoining acreage.
-approved first reading of a
couple of ordinances rezoning por-
tions of the Gray Vance properties.
One section goes from single fami-
ly to commercial and another from
single family to medium density or
multi-family.
-approved an ordinance com-
pleting an amendment to the
Comprehensive Land Use Plan,
changing the zoning of the former
city trailer park block of Avalon
Park addition from medium density
to single family. Ables said he had
inadvertently not completed this
step when the city closed the trailer
park and rezoned and sold the prop-
erty for eight homes. This just
brings the Comp Plan in agreement
with that decision, said Ables.
-approved resolutions extend-
ing the contracts of three consul-
tants who are working on city pro-
jects and need to continue them.
Angie Brewer & Associates will
continue administration of the
city's $2.25 million Community
Development Block Grant for dis-
aster recovery for another year.
Chastain-Skillman will continue
another year working on engineer-
ing in wastewater treatment plant
expansion ,.and master plan.
Kin.ey-Hqrp will work for another
two years on its consulting on sev-
eral city projects.
-approved a request to close
two small roads in the city ceme-
tery for additional lots. The change
won't restrict access, said the pub-
lic works director.
-renewed interlocal agreements
with the county on building, code
enforcement and inspection ser-
vices and for treatment of the
leachate water from the county
landfill. Resolutions to approve
them will be brought to the next
meeting.
-approved change orders and
surveys for homes being construct-
ed under the HOME AGAIN fund-
ing program.


PAVING


BG Baseball
Meeting Today
The 2006 Bowling Green
Youth Baseball season begins
with registration this week and a
special meeting tonight (Thurs-
day) at 7 for all volunteers and
officers.
Everyone who is interest in
helping in any way this season
should come to the First United
Methodist' Church at 4910 N.
Church Ave., Bowling Green. If
unable to attend, call 375-3338
and leave a message express-
ing your interest.

Pre-register For
Saturday 5K
Anyone who will run or walk in
the free 5K "Step Up Florida"
event Saturday morning should
pre-register by Friday by calling
Erin Hess at the Hardee County
Health Department.at 773-4161

Three-time world welterweight
champion Jack Britton competed
in a record 37 title bouts.


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4A The Herald-Advocate, February 16, 2006


TOBY LANE JUNIOR SMITH
Toby Lane Junior Smith, 6
months, of Fort Myers, died
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, at Florida
Hospital Wauchula.
He was born July 26, 2005, in
Fort Myers and was a lifelong resi-
dent.
He is survived by his parents,
Rodney Smith and Crystal Bird
both of Fort Myers; paternal grand-
parents Ethel and Roger Smith of
Wauchula; maternal grandparents
Deborah and Marion Bird both of
Fort Myers; four brothers, Steven
Bird, Frankie Ledon Smith III,
Alan Smith and Rodney Alan
Smith Jr.; one sister, Chastity
Desiree Smith; and several uncles
and aunts.
Graveside services will be
Saturday, Feb. 18, at 3 p.m. at
Wauchula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


ROBERT H. "BOBBY"
MILLER
Robert H. "Bobby" Miller, 68, of
Wauchula, died Tuesday, Feb. 14,
2006, at home.
He was born Feb. 27, 1937 in
Honaker, Va. and was a resident of
this area for 60 years, coming from
Virginia. He was a truck driver and
a member of the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula.
Survivors are his wife, L. Joyce
Miller; two daughters, Linda Faye
Miller and Mary Ann Miller; three
brothers, Jerry Miller, June Miller
& W.T. Miller; three sisters, Nancy
Ann Crisswell, Juanita Jackson,
and Becky Thomas; one grand-
daughter, Cheyanne Raelee Miller;
one sister-in-law Birdie Williams;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family received friends
Wednesday, Feb. 15, from 6 until 8
p.m. at Brant Funeral Chapel.
Funeral services will be today
(Thursday), Feb. 16 at 10 a.m. at
Brant Funeral Chapel with burial in
Wauchula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


SARAH H. BARFIELD
Sarah H. Barfield, 87, of Hialeah,
died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006, at
Mount Sinai Hospital, Miami
Beach.
SShe was born Sept. 10, 1918 in
Felda to Asa Barton and Nancy
Jane Altman Townsend. She was a
custom drapery seamstress.
She is survived by her daughter,
Edith C. Cifrodelli of Pembroke
Pines.
The family will receive friends
today (Thursday), Feb. 16, from 1-
2 p.m. at Brant Funeral Chapel with
funeral services at 2 p.m. Burial
will be in Wauchula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


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


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Obituaries contain the
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dence, date of death, occu-
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list of survivors may include
the names of a spouse, par-
ents, siblings, children and
children's spouses and
grandchildren, and the num-
ber of great-grandchildren.
If there are no immediate
survivors, consideration of
other relationships may be
given.


AMBER "MOE" WOODS
Amber "Moe" Woods, 16, of
Zolfo Springs, died Saturday, Feb.
11, 2006, in Manatee County.
She was born June 20, 1989, in
Arcadia and was a lifelong resident
of this area. She was a student at
Hardee County Senior High
School.
She was preceded in death by her
uncle Tony Taylor; two cousins
Jonath Taylor and Mary Taylor and
two sisters, Britany and Brandy
Criswell.
Survivors are her parents,
Lizanna and Donald Woods; two
sisters, Jessica Taylor and Alexis
Woods; five brothers, Dallas
Moses, Dustin Moses, Christopher
Woods, Eddy Woods and Cody
Woods; grandparents, Peggy and
Charlie Woods Sr. and Mary and
Billy Taylor; one sister-in-law; sev-
eral aunts, uncles and cousins; three
nephews and one niece.
Funeral services will be Friday,
Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. at Brant Funeral
Chapel with burial in Bowling
Green Cemetery. The family will
receive friends one hour prior to
service time at the funeral home.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


REV. GEORGE HERBERT
CARLTON
Rev. George Herbert Carlton,- 80,
died Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006 in
Winter Park.
Born of a pioneer family in
Wauchula on April 18, 1925, he
attended Hardee County schools
and was a graduate of Florida
Southern College and the Candler
School of Theology at Emory
University. He was in military ser-
vice at age 18 in the Normandy
invasion, was wounded twice in
combat and spent the remainder of
the war as a German P.O.W.
His ministry spanned 41 years,
beginning in LaBelle and ending
with his retirement from the First
United Methodist Church of Winter
Park. He served a number of
churches in the Florida conference
as well as going on missions to
Cuba and Haiti. He once served as
chairman of the board of trustees of
the Florida Methodist Children's
Home. He was a longtime member
of the Rotary Club of Orange
County East.
He was preceded in death by his
parents Rupert L. and Nettie Barker
Carlton and one brother Steadman
Carlton.
He is survived by his wife of 56
years, Mary Jean Carlton of
Winter Park; two sons Herbert
Carlton and wife Retha of
Lawrenceville, Ga. and Dale
Carlton of Daytona; one brother,
Rupert L. Carlton Jr. and wife
Mickey of Fort Meade; three
grandchildren, Phillip Carlton of
Orlando, Shellie Carlton of Miami
and Alan Carlton and wife Veronica
of Winter Springs; and two great-
grandchildren Elijah and Samantha
Carlton of Winter Springs.
A memorial service will be held
today (Thursday) Feb. 16, at 1 p.m.
at the First United Methodist
Church of Winter Park.
In lieu of flowers, the family
requests donations be sent to the
Florida United Methodist Child-
ren's Home, P.O. Box 6299,
Deltona, Fl. 32728-6299.
Baldwin-Fairchild
Funeral Home
Golden Chapel
Winter Park

SERVING W. TREMPER
Erving W. Tremper, 86, of Fort
Meade, died Friday, Feb. 10, 2006,
at home.
Born Nov. '7, 1919, at Willing-
ford, Conn., he had been a 15-year
resident of Fort Meade. He was a
self-employed cabinet maker.
Survivors are his wife Bea
Tremper of Fort Meade; one son,
Greg Tremper of East Haddam,
Conn.; two granddaughters, Sarah
Tremper Atwater and husband
Nathan of Wilmington, Mass. and
Elizabeth Tremper of East
Haddam, Conn.; and one great-
grandson Nicholas James Atwater
of Wilmington, Mass.
Funeral services will be held at a
later date in Connecticut.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade

Love is an ocean of emotions
entirely surrounded by
'expenses.


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
Shipments Of Berries Total
1,500,000 Pints: Strawberry ship-
ments from Hardee County set a
new season's record this week
when a total of more than 360,000
pints left this county up to and
including Wednesday's shipments.
A check of shipping records
made by the Advocate yesterday
reveals that 20 solid carloads left
this county, besides more than 400
refrigerator trucks.
The price is holding up well, and


Brow beat. Those are the exact
words to describe why I am once
again writing this column. You
could also add verbally harassed,
cajoled and pestered.
None of this came from the few
faithful readers of Fort Green News
who desperately missed reading it
in this paper (no surprise there).
All of this "abuse" came from the
managing editor of The Herald-
Advocate.
All outward appearances suggest
that she is a nice and kind lady:
Well, let me set the record straight.
This lady knows how to get what
she wants. She started off asking
nicely, even going as far as tickling
my ego and telling me I do a good
job at this (yeah, right!), and then
she did the one thing she knew
would get my attention: She threat-
ened to turn over Fort Green News
to someone else. That stopped me
cold.
Have you ever had one of those
love/hate relationships? The kind
that go something like: "I don't
want it, but no one else can have it."
That describes exactly my relation-
ship with Fort Green News. I
vowed I would never do this again.
I was burned out and felt that it had
gotten stale. However, the very
thought of someone else writing
Fort Green News was unthinkable.
She asked for it. Some of you
asked for it (thanks Mom, Dad,
Granny and Nana). So, for better or
for worse, we're back.

The youth of Fort Green Baptist
Church hosted a Valentine's ban-
quet Saturday evening. They served
a spaghetti dinner and raised over
$800 for their summer retreat to the
north Georgia mountains in June.
As part of the evening's enter-
tainment, five competed for the title
of Most Romantic Man. Partici-
pants were Earl Bargeron, Nathan
Carpenter, Brian Laker, Greg Rawls
and Dennis Sasser. After reading a
love poem to their wives and pre-
senting each with a red rose, the
audience determined that the win-'
ner was none other than Pastor
Brian Laker. Congratulations,
Jennifer, on being married to the'
absolutely most romantic man in
Fort Green.

It's a busy week in Fort Green.
Several of our youngsters will be
participating in next week's county
fair. A couple will be competing in
the pageants. Several others are
keeping their fingers crossed that
after several months of hard work
their steer or hog will make weight.
Some of the younger girls will be
showing off their sewing abilities
by displaying projects in the exhibi-
tion hall. I believe -there will even
be some entering rabbits and chick-
ens for show.
Best of luck to you all! We look
forward to seeing you at the fair.

Mildred Cooper celebrated her
90th birthday recently. A special
church service was held in her
honor on Sunday, Feb. 5. She is the
last surviving sibling of the five
children of Albert and Vashtie
Abbott.
Mildred is the mother of
Sherman Cooper and Gwen Albrit-
ton. She is known to many as Big
Granny, and either Aunt Mig or
Aunt Mere to several more.
So many people came to help her
celebrate this special occasion that
extra chairs were brought into the
sanctuary. Three gospel groups and
two nieces and one great-grand-
daughter began the morning's ser-
vice with special music dedicated to
Mildred. Following the service, a
smoked pork lunch was attended by
the large crowd in the fellowship
hall.

Brody Waters also celebrated a
milestone birthday. It was his first.
Brody is the son of Tammy and
Dustyn Waters and little brother of,
Brianna.


during the week it ranged from 10
to 14 cents a pint f.o.b. the loading
platforms. The average price was
between 11 and 12 cents a pint.

Anita Roth Woodring To Appear
Here 27th: Mrs. Anita Ruth
Woodring, well known contralto of
Bartlesville, Okla., will appear in
person at the city hall auditorium
next Friday night, Feb. 27th, under
the auspices of the Wauchula
Kiwanis Club. All proceeds will be
given to the Boy Scouts of this
county, who will be in charge of
ticket sales.

Prices Of Fruit Rise And Demand
Steady: The first carload of fruit to
leave Wauchula in the new contain-
ers recently adopted by the Florida
Citrus Exchange rolled out of the
Exchange house here Wednesday
night.
Fruit prices are up now and grow-
ers are getting around a dollar a box
for their fruit, it is reported. The
exchange is shipping cull fruit to
Tampa and getting 65 cents a box
net to the grower for it, Mr.
Clemons says.
The county's fruit crop will run
1,600 to 2,000 carloads this season,
is by far the largest ever shipped
from this county. Two-thirds of the
orange crop has been marketed,
shippers estimate.


75 YEARS AGO
Hardee Strawberries Go To
Portland, Oregon: For the first time
in history, Hardee County strawber-
ries have crossed the continent to
the Pacific Northwest.
An express refrigerator contain-
ing 150 pints left Wauchula last
Friday night at 8:46 bound for
Portland. The berries are expected
to reach Portland soinetime today,
and will be on sale for the weekend
trade. They were shipped by L.L.
Johnson and Walter S. Shields,
local buyers. They. were consigned
to a Portland firm whose name was
not made public.

Strawberry Growers Ship
2,730,300 Pints: Hardee County
strawberry growers marketed
405,112 pints during the week end-
ing yesterday, bringing the total for
this county, to date up to 2,730,300
pints. Growers have received in the
neighborhood of $200,000 for their
crops to date.

Several Schools End Terms
During Month: A number of
schools in rural Hardee County are
preparing to end their 1931-32
terms this month, seven of which
will close on Feb. 26.
Those to close this month include
Popash, Pine Dale, Lemon Grove,
Lake Branch, College Hill, Fort
Green and Gardner. All of these
opened the first Monday in July and
will complete eight-month terms.
All the schools in the county are
being operated eight months this
year, it was announced from the
office of Superintendent John B.
Rooney.

50 YEARS AGO
Wauchula City Council Votes To
Start Light System Modernization:
The Wauchula City Council
Monday night voted to begin a
piecemeal carrying out of the rec-
ommendation of the recent survey
of the electrical distribution system.
The Wauchula distribution sys-
tem was described as the old-fash-
ioned "Delta System." The board
members authorized use of $7,000
from the power plant equipment
fund for improvement of the vari-
ous distribution lines, with an eye to
eventual conversion to the "Y" sys-
tem.


Board Approves Plans For Negro
School Project: The Hardee County
Board of Public Instruction
Monday approved architect's plans
for a new construction project at the
Wauchula Negro School.
The project will include three
new classrooms and a new cafete-
ria. Cost of the construction has
been estimated at $34,500.
Approval by state authorities in
Tallahassee must be received before
work can be started.

Sheriff's Office Had 137 Arrests:
The Sheriff's Office reports a total
of 137 arrests made in the month of
January 1956.
The following list is the nature
and number of arrests: drunk, 37;
driving while intoxicated, 9; driving
with license revoked, 4; no drivers
license, 13; improper driver's
license, 6; allowing unauthorized
person to drive, 3; reckless driving,
14; speeding, 8; improper tag, 5;
no trailer tag, 2; parking on high-
way, 1; running stop sign, 1; failing
to dim lights, 1; improper start from
parked position, 1; failing to appear,
1; conveying tools to jail to aid in
escape of prisoner, 1; breaking and
entering, 3; destroying county
property, 1; profanity, 4; affray, 2;
assault and battery, 2; assault with a
deadly weapon, 2; vagrancy, 1;
doing business without a license, 1;
contributing to delinquency of
minors, 4; fornication, 2; worthless
check, 3; capias, 1; disposing of"
property under lien, 2; possession
of obscene books, 1; insanity inves-
tigation, 1.

50 YEARS AGO
Family Institute Set For Feb. 2:
What is the secret to a successful
marriage?
Hardee County residents will be
seeking the answer during the five-
day Youth-Adult Family Life Edu-
cation Institute in Wauchula on Feb.
20-24. The institute of lectures and
discussions is designed to meet the
fundamental needs of young people
in the areas of marriages and family
living.

Citrus Nematode Talk Scheduled:
A discussion of citrus nematode
damage by Ed. L. Ayers, state plant
commissioner, will feature the
Tuesday meeting of the Hardee
Farm Bureau.
The meeting will be held at the
Zolfo Springs FFA Club House
beginning at 7 p.m. with a covered-
dish supper. The D.H. Halls, of
Crewsville, are on the entertain-
ment list for gospel songs and spir-
ituals.

Horace Gough has announced his
candidacy for the office of county
School Board member to represent
School Board District No. 3, which
includes the Limestone, New Zion
and Castalia sections.

Rev. Harper Is Kiwanis Speaker:
The Spiritual Basis of Our
Democracy was the title of a talk by
the Rev. George Harper before the
Wauchula Kiwanis Club Tuesday.
He pointed out in detail the trials
and tribulations of the signers of the
Declaration of Independence and
how the motivation of virtually all
the signers was spiritual.

25 YEARS AGO
Hardee Jury Awards Couple
$100,000: Local ranchers and cat-
tlemen are still in a state of shock
this week over a recent Circuit
Court jury decision involving a
cow hit by a motorist almost 2-1/2
years ago
Thomas John Lottie, 34, who was
a route salesman for Entenmanns's
of Lakeland at the time of the acci-
dent, was given $75,000 for past
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given $25,000 for the loss of her'
husband's services, consortium andc
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Entenmann's along U.S. 17 about:
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From "Kelly's Column"'
Interest rates have begun coming:
down and on Monday fell a half a::
point to 19 percent. A number of:'
people are somewhat concerned:
over the current interest rates but
they will be coming down consider-
ably more in the near future.

Zoning Board Recommendation'
May Stir Animal Controversy: The:.
controversy over the raising of live-:
stock, rabbits and chickens in the:
Wauchula Hills area may not be:
over yet.
One of the revisions to the zoning
code recommended by the Zoning
and Planning Board last Thursday
would allow persons who have
been raising animals in Residential-
2 area to continue doing so under a'
grandfathering clause, but a special:
exception will allow anyone else to,
do the same thing.


10 YEARS AGO
State Joins County In Suing City:'
The Hardee County Commission
and the Bowling Green City
Commission have squared off on an
issue of annexation, and they have
gone to separate corners.
The State Department of
Transportation has now jumped into
the ring, siding with the county'.
rather than maintaining a neutral,
corner.
Both have filed civil actions in
Hardee Circuit Court seeking to
appeal Bowling Green's December
annexation of a mile-long strip of
U.S. 17 right of way running south
from Hardee Street, the current city
limit.

The Big Chill: As the rest of the,
nation froze so did Hardee
Countians early Monday morning. '
As planting season begins for
farmers and harvesting season hits
full swing for citrus growers, nature
dealt the agricultural community
yet another blow.
With whipping winds during the.
day and temperatures reaching the:
mid-20s in early-morning hours,
damage to crops was inevitable.'
As of press time, damage reports'
could not be assessed.

National Guard Armory Hosts
Grand Opening: A ribbon-cutting
Saturday morning at 11 will be the
final step in making the new;
National Guard Armory on Rodeo:
Road west of Wauchula fully oper- -
ational. '
The nine-acre site, just northwest
of the Cattlemen's Arena, has
changed from pasture to a $2 mil-
lion, 23,000-square-foot home for-
Battery C, 3rd Battalion, 116th.
Field Artillery.


ZS Will Apply For Federal
'Cops' Grant: Unable to sustain
'round the clock protection with'
just part-time help, the chief of
police in Zolfo Springs has won
Town Council approval to seek fed-
eral aid.
Chief Charles Tillman will apply
for a grant from the Cops Universal
Hiring Program, a national project
designed to assist small police
department with limited funds inm
putting more uniformed officers on
the streets.


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LifeLinks ...
By Carolyn Hendry Wyatt
Extension Agent


WOMEN AND THE HEART TRUTH!
Greetings! Happy Valentine's Day and Heart Month! American Heart
Month is celebrated in February of every year. President Bush even signed
a proclamation declaring February as American Heart Month. In this
month's column I'm going to talk about The Heart Truth and women.
The Heart Truth is that heart disease is the #1 killer of American
women. In fact, one in three women dies of heart disease. But heart disease
can also lead to disability and a significantly decreased quality of life.
Unfortunately, most women don't know The Heart Truth. Only 20 per-
cent of women identify heart disease as the greatest health problem facing
women today.
The Heart Truth is that women don't take their risk of heart disease
seriously or personally. Women often fail to make the connection
between risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol, and
their own chance of developing heart disease.
To make women more aware of the danger of heart disease, the
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and partner organiza-
tions are sponsoring a national campaign called The Heart Truth. The cam-
paign's goal is to give woman a personal and urgent wake-up call about
their risk of heart disease.
The campaign is especially aimed at women ages 40 to 60, the time
when a woman's risk of heart disease starts to rise. But its messages are also
important for younger women, since heart disease develops gradually and
can start at a young age even in the teenage years. Older women have an
interest too it's never too late to take action to prevent and control the
risk factors for heart disease. Even those who have heart disease can.
improve their heart health and quality of life.
So, what can you do to start today to improve your hearth health? Here
are some tips for heart health:
Don't smoke, and if you do, quit. Women who smoke are two to six
times more likely to suffer a heart attack than non-smoking women.
Smoking also boosts the risk of stroke and cancer.
Aim for a healthy weight. It's important for a long, vigorous life.
Overweight and obesity cause many preventable deaths.
Get moving. Make a commitment to be more physically active. Aim
for 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on most, preferably all, days
of the week.
Eat for heart health. Choose a diet low in saturated fat, trans fat, and
cholesterol, and moderate in total fat.
Know your numbers. Ask you doctor to check your blood pressure,
cholesterol (total, HDL, LDL, triglycerides), and blood glucose. Work with
your doctor to improve any numbers that are not normal.
The Heart Truth's Red Dress is the national symbol for women and
heart disease awareness. It is a red alert that heart disease is the number one
killer of women and an urgent reminder to every woman to care for her
heart. For both men and women heart disease continues to be America's
number one killer despite all of the advances in medical research.
Some risk factors for heart disease are beyond women's control and
cannot be changed, such as a family history of early heart disease and age
(55 and older for women). But, so many risk factors are within a woman's
ability to control. They are the ones mentioned earlier in this article.
Therefore, make this year the turning point in your health and work toward
improving your heart health.
What better time to start improving your heart health than now the
month of February the Heart Month! For more information on The Heart
Truth campaign please visit www.hearttruth.gov. Have a Happy Heart
Month!


IMPORTANT RECALL NOTICE
I received this e-mail recently. I submit it for your thought:
Regardless of make or year, all units known as "human being" are
being recalled by the Manufacturer. This is due to a malfunction in the two
original prototype units, code named "Adam" and "Eve," resulting in the
reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect is tech-
nically termed "Serious Internal Non-morality," but more commonly known
as "Sin." Some of the symptoms of SIN defect:
(A) Loss of direction
(B) Lack of peace and joy
(C) Depression
(D) Foul vocal emissions
(E) Selfishness
(F) Ingratitude
(G) Fearfulness
(H) Rebellion
(I) Jealousy
The Manufacturer is providing factory-authorized repair service free of
charge to correct the SIN defect. The Repair Technician, Jesus Christ, has
most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of
these repairs. To repeat, there is no fee required.
The number to call for repair in all areas,is "P-R-A-Y-E-R." Once con-
nected, please upload the burden of SIN through the "repentance" proce-
dure. Next, download "atonement" from the Repair Technician, Christ, into
the heart component of the human unit. No matter how big or small the SIN
defect is, Christ will replace it with:
(A) Love
(B) Joy
(C) Peace
(D) Kindness
(E) Goodness
(F) Faithfulness
(G) Gentleness
(H) Patience
(I) Self-Control
Please see the operating manual, Holy Bible, for further details on the
use of these fixes. As an added upgrade, the Manufacturer has made avail-
able to all repaired units a facility enabling direct monitoring and assistance
from the resident Maintenance Technician, the Holy Spirit. Repaired units
need only make Him welcome and He will take up residence on the premis-
es.
Warning: Continuing to operate a human unit without corrections voids
Manufacturer's warranty, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too
numerous to list, and will ultimately result in the human unit being inciner-
ated.
.Thank you for your immediate attention.
Please assist by notifying others of this important recall notice!
My Note: Talk about Telling the Truth!
J. Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula. He can
be e-mailed at wearewe@earthlink.net







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Safe Keeping
By Rich Shepard
Emergency Management Director


IN LIKE A LION
I'm going to begin this month's column with a little bragging. I'm
proud to announce Hardee County Emergency Management has satisfied
all the necessary requirements to renew our storm-ready designation. We
are fortunate to be served by a fantastic weather field office in Ruskin. It
recently received the Congressional Gold Medal Award for its service to the
community. We work closely with that office throughout the year, regard-
less of the season, to obtain the most up-to-date weather information.
And now, on with the show!
February brings us Hazardous Weather Awareness Week. This is an
annual event sponsored by the state of Florida, the American Red Cross, the
National Weather Service, Florida Emergency Preparedness Association,
and Just Read, Florida. This statewide event is held Feb. 12-18 and features
a different hazard focus each day. There is also a poster and essay contest
for students, with the winner receiving prizes and recognition at the state
level.
This year, Hardee County Emergency Management held a similar con-
test for local students. Look for the winners to be announced in the next edi-
tion.
So, with weather hazards in mind, let's dive into this month's edition
of Safe Keeping.


Cops For Christ
By Barry L. Schnable
Hardee County Sheriff's Office Sergeant


FLASH YOUR HEADLIGHTS!
The other day I was driving to town (off-duty) and several cars in
oncoming traffic were flashing their headlights at me. Well, as we all know,
that is the universal signal that there is a cop ahead. Sure enough, there was
one of my colleagues running radar.
It made me think: Why do complete strangers make the effort to warn
you that there is a cop ahead? Why do they care if you get a ticket? Why
don't we warn each other of things that really matter? I know tickets mat-
ter to those of you who get one, but I'm talking about bigger issues.
Why don't we flash our headlights, in a manner of speaking, and warn
others how drugs and alcohol will ruin their lives? How about flashing our
headlights to warn someone that a life of crime will lead to an eternity of
torture? How about flashing our headlights to warn each other that a sin is
a sin, no matter how small, and it cannot be justified? How about flashing.
our headlights to warn each other that if we don't change our lives and stop
living in sin, we will end up in Hell? How about flashing our headlights at
others and telling them that the only way to Heaven is through Christ, and
they need to have a daily relationship with Him?
There are so many more important, eternally important, issues that we
should warn people about than the possibility of a ticket. People have told
me, "I don't say anything because I don't want to hurt anyone's feelings"
or "It's not my business what they do with their lives."
Tell me, do you think the same way when you're looking down at a
friend or family member or even an acquaintance while you're at their
funeral? Could you have made the difference between them living or dying,
or going to Heaven or Hell?
I tell my girls that I will do everything in my power to keep them away
from drugs, alcohol and crime, even if they end up hating me. I would
rather have them alive and breathing hating me than dead or in Hell. Don't
be afraid to talk to someone, ask God to give you the courage and the
words, and He will.
Now to my fellow Christian officers, whenever you deal with addicts
or runaways or anyone going in the wrong direction, what do you do? I
know we have a job to do and that they must be held accountable for their
crimes, but what about our obligation as Christians to save their souls? We
are already involved with them, already took the time to deal with them,
what will a couple more minutes to try and reach them hurt? They most
likely will not respond right then, but maybe a Christian word will plant a
seed that the Holy Spirit will use to grow them into a Christian.
So, I challenge all officers to flash your headlights (a little ironic) at
someone, and use the gifts God gave you and the position He put you in to
do what He wants you to do: Help Him save souls!
I challenge all of you to "flash your headlights" at someone, even a
stranger, for something more important than warning that there is a cop
ahead.
God bless and keep you safe!




Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

What a splendid time was had by all in attendance Thursday evening,
Feb. 9, at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Citizens Center in Wauchula. This
event was an early Valentine's party that included beautiful music and
dancing, a sort of sweetheart serenade that would have benefited a king or
queen. So, with this in mind, our hostess, Darlene, proposed that the audi-
ence select a king and queen for the evening and remaining season. Earl,
from Crystal Lake Village was chosen to be our king, and Dorothy from
Pioneer Park was chosen to be queen.
Our hostess displayed the dance hall and tables with beautiful valen-
tine arrangements, and prepared delicious treats for the snack table. The
band's music was so delightful. Numbers such as "Let Me Call You
Sweetheart," "My Sweetheart of Sigma Chi," "I Don't Know Why I Love
You Like I Do," and "Has Anybody Seen My Gal?" made one feel like true
love with lots of hugs and kisses.
After the break we had a door prize drawing, won this time by Judy
from Pioneer Park and Martin also from Pioneer Park. It then came to our
attention that our newly appointed Queen Dorothy was celebrating her
birthday. She wouldn't reveal her exact age, but no one seemed to care
about that, for "we are only as old as we feel," so the saying goes. Anyway,
we all wished her many more years of health and happiness.
Also after our break, Judy from Pioneer Park sang the love song,
"Have I Told You Lately That I Love You." Then the band hit off with song-
and-dance numbers, "To Each His Own," "Heartaches," "I Can't Stop
Loving You" and the famous Mills Brothers hit of the 50s titled, "Up A
Lazy River." They closed out with the numbers, "Girl Of My Dreams" and
"Anytime" by country artist Eddie Arnold.
So, as we closed the evening's events, we wish good health to all who
attended this special Valentine's party. Our hostess, Darlene, band members
Bill, Elena and Wanda, and all their friends helped set up the hall for the
evening's entertainment.
Our next music and dance session at the center will be tonight
(Thursday).at 7. Please try to attend and bring friends. Remember also to
take part in the exercise classes offered at the center each Tuesday and
Thursday 9:30-10 a.m.


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Auntie Em, It's A Twister!
We all know the major weather hazard in Florida is hurricanes, but
there is another "high wind" hazard that has an impact on Florida: tornados.
Florida ranks third nationally for number of tornados per year (about 60),
behind Oklahoma and Texas. Fortunately, most Florida tornados are of the
less-severe variety (see Fujita Scale below), but we can experience severe
damage from even a minor tornado event.
February, March and April make up the peak of tornado season for
Florida. Read on to learn more.

The Fujita Scale
The Fujita Scale, or F Scale, was named for its inventor, Dr. Theodore
Fujita. It's a classification system based on the damage a tornado causes.
Because actual wind speeds of a tornado are largely unknown and have
never been scientifically tested or proven, the F Scale should be used with
caution. Damage caused by flying debris, the quality of construction, and
wind duration must all be considered before making a judgment on the
severity of a tornado.
Below is the Fujita Scale, rating tornados in severity from 0 to 5.


Gale
Moderate
Significant
Severe
Devastating
Incredible


40-72 mph
73-112 mph
113-157 mph
158-206 mph
207-260 mph
261-318 mph


Minor damage to well-built homes
Roof coverings peeled off
Considerable damage to frame homes
Severe damage, cars picked up
Well-built home leveled, cars thrown
Trees debarked, houses disintegrated


Tornadoes are formed from spinning thunderstorms called "super
cells." These super-cell storms are characterized by a long-lasting spinning
updraft, and form when surface winds come from the east and upper-level
winds come from the west. A tornado can also come from a hurricane when
friction from the land increases as the storm moves west. Tornadoes can
also form in the summer months on seabreeze fronts or when outflow from
two thunderstorms collide.
Even though a tornado event is usually brief, lasting a few seconds to
minutes, there are records of tornadoes lasting over an hour. Tornadoes
should not be confused with a funnel cloud. A funnel cloud is a rotating for-
mation below and attached to a thunderstorm or rain shower. A funnel cloid
is classified as a tornado once it touches the ground.
What Do I Do?
What should you do if our area is threatened by a tornado? Here are
some important safety facts to remember:
Know the difference between a 'Tornado Watch" and a "Tornado
Warning." A watch is issued when conditions exist that.could allow a torna-
do to form. A warning means a tornado has either been spotted in your area
or has been detected by Doppler Radar.
If a warning is issued, go to the inner-most room on the lowest level'
of your home. An interior closet or windowless bathroom in an excellent
choice. If you don't have time to move to another room, try to get under a
bed or other heavy furniture.
If you are driving and it is safe to do so, abandon your vehicle and go
inside a building. Never try to outrun a tornado. It can change speed and
direction with no warning.
If you live in a mobile or manufactured home or an RV, have a pre-
determined safe location nearby, preferably within walking distance. These
are unsafe during a tornado and should be abandoned
If you are caught out in the open with no possibility of obtaining shel-
ter in a building, lie flat in a depression, ditch or culvert with your arms cov-
ering your head.
Florida tornadoes rarely get above F2 level. There have been occasions,
however, where F3 tornadoes have caused great destruction such as the tor-
nadoes that struck the Kissimmee and Orlando areas in 1998.
One of the best ways to monitor severe weather is NOAA Weather
Radio. These devices are inexpensive and can truly save lives. Most can be
left in "alert mode," only being heard when there is a warning or the system
is being tested.
For more information on tornadoes or other severe weather hazards, visit
either www.weather.gov or www.hardeecounty.net/eoc.
Be A Hero! Volunteer!
The Hardee County Chapter of the American Red Cross is out and
about in our community doing good things for people who truly need its
help. The Red Cross assists in all types of disasters, large and small.
Whether it's finding a place for a family who have lost their home to a-fire
or it's arranging for community education in CPR, Rhoda McCoy and her
staff are here to help.
One of the biggest jobs for the Red Cross is finding volunteers to work
in shelters. While many people are preparing their homes and families for
storms, these volunteers are working to staff our many shelters throughout
the county.
To accomplish this mission, each volunteer must complete training.in
shelter management. The next class is being held this Saturday at the Hardee
County Emergency Operations Center, 404 W. Orange St. in Wauhura.
Contact Rhoda at 773-9097 for additional information and othe(rtraining
being offered.
In addition to the Red Cross, another community volunteer group is the
Community Emergency Response Team, or CERT. Our local CERT team is
in the process of completing field training and will become a certified team
in a few months. If you are interested in joining this diverse group of Hardee
County citizens, all you need is some free time and a desire to assist your
community. No previous training in emergency services is required.
The team meets the first Thursday of each month at the EOC. PleAse"
contact our office at 773-4144 for additional information.
Tip Of The Month
A ground stroke of lightning can produce anywhere between 100 mil-
lion and 1 billion volts of electricity. Never go outside during a thunder-
storm; seek shelter indoors and wait at least 30 minutes after the last time
you hear thunder before going outside.
Remember, managing your emergencies begins with you.



"INVITATION TO BID"
The Hardee County Board of County Commissioners will
receive sealed bids in the County Manager's Office, 412
West Orange Street, Room 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873
for:

ADVERTISING THE 2005 DELINQUENT TAXES

Bid forms and specifications may be obtained from the
Hardee County Manager's Office at the above address.
Envelopes must be sealed and marked "2005 DELIN-
QUENT TAXES" and must be delivered to:

HARDEE COUNTY MANAGER'S OFFICE
412 West Orange Street, Room 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873

so as to reach said office no later than 10:00 a.mi,
Thursday, February 23, 2006. Bids received later than the
date and time as specified will be rejected. The Board will
not be responsible for the late delivery of bids made in per-
son, by mail, or any other type of delivery service.

ALL BIDS RECEIVED TIMELY SHALL BE OPENED IN THE
COUNTY MANAGER'S OFFICE, AT 10:00 a.m. Thursday,
February 23, 2006, OR AS SOON THEREAFTER AS PRAC-
TICAL.

The Board reserves the right to accept or reject any or all
bids or any part thereof that may be considered to be in the
best interest of Hardee County.

CLIFTON N. TIMMERMAN, CHAIRMAN
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS


HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA


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


Nothing is so closely covered up that it will not be
revealed, or hidden that it will not be known.
Whatever you have spoken in the darkness shall be
heard and listened to i;,, ,: light, and what you have
whispered in (people's) e'rs ,.. .d behind closed doors
will be proclaimed upon ttn, ,ousetops.
-Luke 12:2-3
Why is it even us Christians think we can get away with sin, braking
the law, unforgiveness, anger, gossip and things in our hearts that are not
pleasing unto God. Do we think we will not reap from what we do wrong?
We sing "Santa knows when we are naughty or nice" when Santa knows
nothing, but yet think we can hide from God just like Adam and Eve did.
It breaks God's heart when we grieve the Holy Spirit. A golden nugget
would be to spend time with God and let Him search our hearts daily to see
if we have anything not pleasing in us and then be obedient to what He tells
us to do or not do. If we continue in our wicked ways we will reap from.it.
Vs. 5 tells us we need to fear the One who has power to hurl us into
Shell. Yes, I know people do not want to acknowledge there is a hell, but the
Bible speaks of it even more than heaven.


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COOL TEMPERATURES SLOWED VEGETABLE GROWTH

Weather Summary Report
S Temperatures during the week of Feb. 6 through 12 averaged three to
eight degrees below normal in the major cities. Daytime highs averaged in
the 60s and 70s while nighttime lows averaged in the 30s, 40s and 50s.
Many southern Peninsula localities reported morning lows in the mid to
upper 30s. Several northern Peninsula and Panhandle areas recorded at least
one low in the 20s with heavy frost and freezes taking place in most areas.
Some Panhandle and Big Bend localities received around an inch of rain
during the week of February 6 through 12. Elsewhere, less than a half inch
of rain fell. Rain amounts for the week ranged from less than a tenth inch
in many Peninsula afeas, to almost an inch and three-fourths at Marianna.
Most rain fell at the end of the week as the tail end of a cold front, dubbed
the "Blizzard of 2006", passed over the State, and also brought heavy snows
to many areas of the eastern United States, including Atlanta.

Field Crops Report
Sugarcane harvesting remained active around Lake Okeechobee.
Recent rainfall increased soil moisture supplies, especially over the
Panhandle where supplies are rated mostly adequate to surplus. Holmes
County reported a small area of short soil moisture. Soil moisture supplies
are mostly adequate over the Peninsula with scattered areas of short and
surplus moisture supplies.

Vegetable Report
Cool temperatures slowed plant development over the central and
southern Peninsula during the week. Immokalee reported lows in the 30s on
two days; Homestead on one day; Balm and Dover on four days; Ft. Pierce
on two days; Hastings on five days. Most other daily lows recorded were in
the 40s for these localities. Strong winds at the end of the week blew sand
over drier fields causing some loss of fruit quality. Clear weather for most
of the week allowed planting and harvesting to proceed on schedule.
Vegetables and non-citrus fruit marketed during the week included snap
beans, cabbage, celery, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole, lettuce, pars-
ley, peppers, radishes, squash, strawberries, sweet corn and tomatoes.

Livestock Report
In the Panhandle, pasture condition ranged from very poor to good
with most in fair condition due to seasonal cold and freezing weather.
Heavy frost continued to keep pastures burned down. Cattle condition
ranged from poor to excellent with most in good condition. In the northern
areas, pasture was in very poor to fair condition and cattle were in poor to
good condition. Supplemental hay was being fed in the Panhandle, north
and central areas. In the central areas, most of the pasture was in poor con-
dition and cattle were in fair to good condition. In the southwestern areas,
condition of the range was mostly fair and cattle were in fair condition.
Supplemental hay was being fed. Statewide, cattle condition ranged from
Spoor to good with most in fair condition.

Fruit Report
Citrus: Temperatures in citrus producing counties were three to five
degrees below normal for the week. Nighttime temperatures were in the
mid to upper 30s and daytime highs were in the mid to upper 70s. Rainfall
totals ranged from less than half an inch in Ona to less than a tenth of an
inch in Ft. Pierce. Routine management practices included mowing, hedg-
ing and topping, brush removal, fertilizing, and irrigating one to two times
per week. Small sizes on early-midseason oranges and shortage of labor has
been evident in weekly harvesting amounts. Most plants will remain open
at least through the end of February and some into the second week of
March or later to complete the early-midseason harvesting. Valencia har-
vesting, which normally has begun by this time of year, has been held off.
due to low maturity levels. Grapefruit harvesting continues to be constant,
running more'than six-hundred thousand boxes weekly, with more going to
processing than fresh. Honey tangerine and Temples harvest is slowly
increasing, primarily for the fresh market.


[ On The Local Links

CRYSTAL LAKE LADIES' LEAGUE
Least putts was played this week. Barb Kramer had 14 putts to take
first place. Marilyn Funkhouser and Nancy Morrison tied for second with
18. Barb Newman was closest to the #5 pin.

TORREY OAKS LADIES' LEAGUE
The Hot Shots played a scramble on Monday. Coming in first, with 34,
were Fran Posey, Betty Vineyard, Agnes Porhola and Rosemary Comeau.
Shirley Swisher was closest to the #12 pin. Lunch followed at a local
restaurant.
CRYSTAL LAKE MEN'S LEAGUE
Doug Taylor and Don Ahearn tied for first place in the A Division with
32. Tied for third place, with 36, were Don Harkin, Frank Beeve and Ron
Lapier. In Divison B, Jack Jacobs took first with 32. Ross Law had 33 to
take second place. H. Huff, LeRoy Behymer and J. Gosser tied for third
with 37.
Division C winners were John Dawber and Joe Schrobback in first
place with 36. Tied for third, with 37, were John Jackson and Rudy Lapp.
The Division D winners were Dick Robinson in first place with 34, L.
Cahill in second place with 35 and Bob Barr in third place with 36.
UP-COMING GOLF TOURNAMENT
The annual Ms. Mac's Memorial Golf Tournament will be held this
Saturday, Feb. 18 at Torrey Oaks Golf Course. It will be a four-person
scramble with an 8 a.m. shotgun start. This tournament is for the benefit of
H.O.P.E. of Hardee County. For more information, you may call the golf
course at (863) 767-0302.

CRYSTAL LAKE LADIES
N4et points minus putts was played on Tuesday. Monique Harkin and
Darlene Jackson tied for first place with 12 each. Barb Newman took third
with 14. Nancy King was closest to the #3 pin.


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda
topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for
advertised public hearings.
-Request to approve a resolution and interlocal agreement to join in
the 2006 Lee County Single Family Bond Program, Janet Gilliard, 8:35
a.m.
-Resolution to authorized purchase of a Pierce heavy duty enforcer
pumper for the fire department, Janice Williamson, 8:45.
-Public hearing Resolution to close portions of Stewart Street,
DeSoto Street and an adjoining alleyway in Fort Green, J. R. Prestridge, 9
a.m.
-Request for rate increase on special route, Hardee Disposal Inc., Jeff
Thompson, 9:15 a.m.
-Advertise bids for landfill expansion, Teresa Carver, 9:30 a.m.
-Grand opening for Hardee Lakes, 9:45 a.m.
-Elimination of the Brazilian Pepper, Steve Futch, 10 a.m.
-Approval of six minor subdivision plats.
-Mutual aid agreement with Avon Park Fire Department.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish
to plan to attend.


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Although coming up short on
their opening games, the Hardee
Lady Wildcats have been battlers in
their losing efforts.
The Lady Cats opened their 2006
softball season with a trio of games
last week, all against district pow-
erhouses.
"I'm proud of the girls. They put
on a good show and have played
with some district contenders. Most
of the scores were unearned as we
have to work more on fundamen-
tals. We got runners aboard, but
couldn't get them home. They are
playing hard, supporting one anoth-
er, and the wins will come. I'm
pleaseD with them and their don't
quite attitude. They take losing
hard," said varsity head coach
Donnie Carver.
This week started with a return
match-up against the Lady Streaks
of Sebring, followed by trips to
Lake Placid on Thursday and
Haines City on Friday. Next week,
it is a varsity-only home game at 5
p.m. Tuesday against Lakeland
Christian. The month ends with
Feb. 28 home games against Avon '
Park, the usual double-header, JV
at 5:30 and varsity about 7:30.

DESOTO 11, HARDEE 1
Hardee opened on the road at
southern district rival DeSoto.
'Rebekah Mahoney singles and
Ashley Timmons was safe on an
error, but both were left on the
bases when thE third out occurred.
Hardee held DeSoto to only one
unearned run. Three runners were-
stranded.
'; Kayla Nix singled to left field in


the second inning but was caught
on an attempted steal and that at-
bat ended quietly. The Lady
Bulldogs left two aboard.
With a three up, three down
inning, Hardee was quickly back in
the field, but allowed only a Kayla
Hobbs hit and tally, leaving two
more Lady 'Dawgs aboard.
Gradually, Hardee gave way.
DeSoto added a pair of scores in
the fourth inning and three more in
the fifth.
In the top of the sixth, Danielle
Hines singled but was out stealing
second. Amber Steedley doubled to
left and raced home on a Casey
Johnson single to right field. That
was all the scoring for the Lady
Cats, as DeSoto combined walks,
errors and hits for four runs to end
the game 11-1 on the 10-run rule.

SEBRING 11, HARDEE 0
There were only a few positives
in Hardee's home game against
Sebring on Thursday evening.
Again Hardee fought early and
gradually succumbed to the experi-
enced Lady Streaks.
Sebring got one run in the first on
a pair of errors. Steedley was hit by
a pitch, got to second on a passed
'ball and third on a Mahoney sacri-
fice before the inning ended.
Sebring picked up a couple more
scores in the top of the second, both
on dropped fly balls. Krystin
Robertson took a 3-2 pitch for a
walk and Jamie Buckley singled to
left field to leave runners on the
corners for Hardee.
In the'third inning, Sebring com-
bined a pair of doubles, three sin-
gles and error to pick up four more
runs, leading 7-0. Steedley drew a
Walk and Johnson singled. Both


advanced on a passed ball, but
back-to-back strikeouts retired the
side.
Hardee limited Sebring to just
one run in the fourth inning. A pair
of singles, a walk and a double-
steal got one runner home. Hardee
left Chelsea Owens stranded.
A three-run homer in the top of
the fifth gave Sebring the runs nec-
essary to win the game. Hardee was
deflated and went down in order to
end the game 11-0.

PALMETTO 13, HARDEE 4
Hardee led early in this game and
got good pitching from Timmons
and Buckley for the most part as
the Lady Cats battled a Lady Tiger
team which had beaten Bradenton
Southeast 10-0 earlier in the week.
Hardee opened with a trio of tal-
lies. Steedley drew a walk,
Mahoney singled and Buckley was
safe on an error. They came around
to score on a walk by Robertson
and single by Hines, who were left
on base. Palmetto was only able to
get one run in the bottom of the first
on a walk and an error.
Mahoney singled and was strand-
ed in the top of the second.
Palmetto forged ahead 5-3 with a
quartet of scores on hits, walks and
errors.
Hardee got one run back in the
top of the third. Timmons singled
and scored on a Mahoney sacrifice.
After a exciting running catch by
the fence in center field by
Steedley, Palmetto left a pair of
runners on the bases. It was 5-4.
Hardee left runners standing on
their bases in the next two innings
as Palmetto got twin tallies in the
fourth and five more in the fifth to


Hoop Boys Battle To End


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was a rough-and-tumble game
with few fouls called until the very
end of the tussle.
The Hardee Wildcats gave the
Avon Park Red Devils all they
could handle in the quarterfinal
round of the Class 4A-District 10
playoffs early last week. The
Devils went on to beat DeSoto in
the semi-final round and give
Sarasota Booker, ranked third in
the state, a bruising opposition in
the championship final won by
Booker. Avon Park goes on to
regional playoffs as district runner-
up.
Before Avon Park could get that
far, the Red Devils had to get past a
determined Wildcat team. There
were 17 ties or lead changes in the
war on the boards and around the
court.
The bleachers were fully extend-
ed, putting the crowd almost in the
game. They were so close, players
had little room to maneuver out of
bounds. In the fourth quarter,
Hardee junior Weston Palmer paid
the penalty. Striving to keep a ball
in play in the fourth quarter, he
went head-on into the bleachers,
hitting his head and causing a
major gash which later required 16
stitches to close.
The taller Red Devils put five
seniors on the floor to start the
game against the Wildcat five con-
sisting of seniors Thelinor "Lino"
Jena and Robbie Jones, junior
Jermaine King and sophs Olnel
Virgile and Arnold Louis.
Gerrard Coleman leaped high for
the tip-off and Avon Park's Taiwan


Perry got the first points of the
game. Shortly King went to the
hole, was fouled and tied the game
by sinking both free throws. When
Louis took a pass in the key and
scored, Hardee was up 4-2.
Over: two minutes of defensive'
basketball went by before 6-6 Pat
Menzies got a rebound to tie the
game. Within 10 seconds Jena put
the Cats up 6-4. Two more minutes
went by. When King hit another
shot, Hardee had an 8-4 lead. The'
Cats ended the first period up 8-6.
Lady Momentum switched to the
Red Devil side early in the second
period, allowing them to take a 12-
8 lead before Jena stole the ball and
went "all the way." Shortly, Palmer
hit on a jumper to tie the game. As
the clock Wound down, Hardee
forged ahead 18-15. The Cats were
up 20-18 when the halftime buzzer
sounded.
It was more of the same in the
third quarter. Momentum kept
swinging forward and back. The
final tie was late in the third when
Mark St. Fort evened the game at
31-all by hitting a pair of foul shots.
From there, the Red Devils
stayed from one to four points up
until a long time-out when Palmer
was injured and being tended to.
Down 45-41, the Hardee squad
deflated a bit and ran out of steam.
With 2:50 to go, Avon Park had its
largest lead, 57-44.
The Cats regrouped and got their
second wind. Louis and St. Fort got
back-to-back inside shots. King
sank another pair of free throws.
Jena stole the ball and made the
lay-up. The Red Devil lead was
only 57-52.


Chamber Chat
By Janet Hendry
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director


Wauchula State Bank and the Hardee County Chamber of Commerce
hosted a breakfast mixer and mural dedication on Jan. 24. Those who
attended enjoyed refreshments and met artist Terry Smith, who recently
completed the beautiful mural depicting a Hardee County landscape on the
walls of Wauchula State Bank.
It is quite:the sight as you drive north on U.S. 17.
Here's a little secret. There are eight hidden keys in the mural: JWC,
JWC, HDC and MWC, Flying W, 3-C, Kate and a blank check. When you
have some time, stop and see if you can find them.
The Jan. 24 monthly dinner meeting was held at Java Caf6. Our guest
speaker was Thomas Trevino of the Trevino Group of Merrill Lynch.
Thomas and brother Mario are local boys, and we are so proud of them.
They have become very involved in the Chamber.
Thomas presented ideas and plans that would help to create future
financial stability. He informed the group that we live longer lives and need
to plan for that extra 20 years or so. Thomas had several door prizes. They
were great! Merrill Lynch and Thomas provided the dinner and the presen-
tation.
I am now a notary, another free perk for members. Non members will
pay a minimal fee. As always, the Chamber tries to make Chamber mem-
bership an investment in your future.


In the final minute, Hardee was
forced to foul and the Red Devils
made the necessary fouls shots,
seven-of-eight, to finish with the
65-58 win.
Avon Park youthful coach Eric
Zwayer termed his '19-6, team's
effort as less than good, with 15
turnovers and missing several shots
from five or six feet from the hoop.
"Hardee did a real good job. We
knew they would play as good as
they did. Losing Palmer, a great
kid, hurt them. We have a lot of
seniors who play well together and
that may have made the difference
down the stretch."
Hardee coach Vance Dickey
agreed. "Right at the end we had
four sophs (Louis, St. Fort, Alex
Fores and Terry Redden) on the
court against their seniors.
Hopefully, we learned from it and
will be motivated to work hard this
summer in the weight room.
"The boys wanted to play hard
for Weston after he got hurt. He did
hiss usual thing, playing 110 per-
cent. He just ran out of room.
Overall, it was just inexperience,
though. We'll be back. Jermaine
(King) does so much on the floor.
He's a leader on defense and runs
the point guard. We'll expect more
of him next year too."
Devaris Strange led Avon Park
with 29 points, some every quarter.
Rafael Johnson added a dozen.
King topped Hardee with 15
points, including seven-of-eight
free throws, four-of-four in the
fourth quarter.
Louis added 14 points, Jena 10,
Palmer and St; Fort six apiece,
Virgile five before fouling out, and
Redden two points. Jones, Flores
and Trey Smalls did not score, and
reserves Tyrone Pace, Postene
Louisjeune and Jaime Harrison did
not get in the close encounter.
After a break, Vance plans sever-
al summer camps for hoopsters
from junior high to JV to varsity.
Some will go to Florida Southern
and some to Eckerd camps and
there will be practices, weight room
and summer games sometimes.
The Hardee JV lost its final pair
of games, 54-31 to Lakeland and
40-28 to Lake Placid, but "came a
long way. It was not an easy sched-
ule, but I saw a lot of improvement.
We had lost to Lake Placid by 35
points earlier in the year. It's an
awesome bunch of kids, no disci-
pline problems, a lot of hard work-
ers," said JV head coach Rod
Smith.
Junior Dusty Massey often led
the junior Cats with his combina-
tion of outside and inside shots.
Sophs Marwin Simmons and Jaime
Harrison were keys too. Sophs Pete
Solis, Josh Jackson and Alex
Flores, and freshmen Postene
Louisjeune, Lucas Juarez and
Efrain Fermin were also in on the
action.


win the game 13-4.
JV GAMES
At DeSoto, Hardee got the first
run on an Emily Adams single to
left field followed by a stolen base
and another long hit by Katie
Bryan. DeSoto left a pair stranded.
Hardee left Ashley Alden and Kim
Cason on the bases in the top of the
second and DeSoto picked up five
Runs on three hits, walks and errors.
It was 5-1.
Hardee got a couple back in the
top of the. third. Bryan and
Christina English came home,
pushed along by Amaris Garza,
Miranda Powell and Alden. DeSoto
got only one run, leading 6-3.
Hardee got four scores in the top
of the fourth. Adams walked and
stole second, Bryan and Garza were
safe on errors, Powell walked and
Lola Rivera was safe on an error.
Jerrica Grimsley singled to keep it
going and give Hardee a 7-6 lead.
DeSoto bounced back with nine
runs on seven hits, fielders choices

and walks to win 15-7 as time ran
out on the JVs.
Against Sebring, although it was
a losing battle, Hardee did not give
in. Sebring put 11 runs on the board
in the top of the first, added four in
the second and two more in the top
of the third.
Hardee got a lone score on a
Bryan double and steal and Rivera
sacrifice in the home half of the
third. Sebring got four runs in the
top of the fourth.
In the home half of the fourth
Hardee plated three runs. Powell
and Grimsley each singled and
Adams tripled to center field to
score her teammates. Adams came
home on an Alden sacrifice. A
Bryan single started another rally
but it ended with a strikeout, leav-
ing Hardee down 21-4 as time
expired.
At Palmetto on Friday, it was a
back-and-fourth game, with Hardee
winning 7-6 in the final inning.
"The whole team played well, tak-
ino adlvAntaope nf misrcps." said


Carver. The scorebook for details
of the game was unavailable.


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Living


Everses Celebrate 50th Anniversary


Ralph and Anna Jane Simmons
Evers will celebrate their 50th wed-
ding anniversary this Saturday with
a reception and open house held in
their honor in Bradenton.
The festivities will take place
from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Lakewood
Ranch Town Hall, 8175 Lakewood
Ranch Blvd.
All family members and friends
are invited.
The Everses were married on
Feb. 18, 1956, at Union Baptist
Church in the Lily community in
southern Hardee County. The Rev.
Alton Roberts officiated.


Both are native Floridians, and
both were graduated from Hardee
Senior High School in Wauchula.
They currently reside in both
Sarasota and Limestone.
The Everses are the parents of
two children, Stephanie Evers Chan
of Bradenton and Billy Evers of
Sarasota. They have one grandson.
Ralph Evers served with the 1st
Marine Division during the Korean
Conflict and is retired from the U.S.
Postal Service. Anna Jane Evers is
a homemaker.
The couple are members of
Limestone Baptist Church.


Blasa Hernandez Honoree

At Party For 84th Birthday


Blasa Hernandez was the hon-
oree Saturday at a big birthday cel-
ebration with her children, grand-
children and great-grandchildren.
Hernandez, a resident of Hardee
County for 33 years, turned 84
years old on Feb. 3.
Guests were treated to ribs,
chicken and fajitas freshly cooked
on a grill. Accompaniments includ-
ed rice and beans, potato salad and
sweet potatoes. Cake and ice cream
were served for dessert.
Family members and friends pre-
sented the honoree with flowers and
gifts, and birthday congratulations.
Hernandez has 23 children and
many grandchildren and great-
grandchildren.
She remains active and in good
health.


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Marilyn Cathrine Monroe of
Wauchula, the daughter of Sulema
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announced plans for her marriage to
Trever Lorne Thompson of Wau-
chula, the son of Spencer and
Montry Thompson of Wauchula.


Elizabeth Ann Riley of Sebring
has announced the plans for her
upcoming marriage to Wallace Ray
Keeton of Sebring. Both are for-
merly of Hardee County.
The couple will be married on
Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Bassinger
Civic Center in Bassinger in


The couple will exchange vows
this Saturday at the Best Western
Heritage Inn & Suites. The ceremo-
ny begins at 3 in the afternoon.
Following the wedding, a recep-
tion will follow at the hotel.
Friends and family are invited.


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The Everses on their wedding day.


Habitat Happenings
By Julie Durrance

The new year has started off with a bang for Habitat with the dedica-
tions of two new homes, and preparations to begin the affiliate's fifth house.
Homeowners Dottie Allen, and Rey and Marianna Gaona received the keys
to their new homes on Sunday, Jan. 8, before a crowd of about 60 people,
many of whom worked side by side with them in building these houses.
A home dedication is always an emotional ceremony, filled with thank-
ful tears, pride in accomplishments and a new beginning for a family in
need. The ceremony began with a welcome and opening prayer by HFH


Highlands County.
The ceremony will begin at 6
o'clock in the evening. Music will
start at 5:30.
A reception will follow.
Friends and relatives of the cou-
ple are invited to attend both the
wedding and reception.


The couple now.


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Stephanie Michelle Lyles ;and
Sergio: Barrios Ambriz, Wauchula,
an eight pound son Hayden Sergio
Ambriz, born January 25, 2006
Regency .Medical Center for
Women, Winter Haven. Maternal
grandparents are Luther Wayne
Lyles, Loretta Books and Laura
Lyles, all of Wauchula. Maternal
great-grandparents are Luther
Curtis Lyles of Wauchula and the
late Leila Lyles. Paternal grandpar-
ents are Neryida Barrios Ambriz of
Fort Meade and Juan Ambriz of
Raymondville, Texas. Paternal
grandparents are Rebecca Ambriz
and Juan Ambriz of Raymondville,
Texas.

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destroyed itself from within.
-Ariel Durant

0 Winter! Bar thine adamantine
doors: The north is thine; there
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founded habitation. Shake not
thy roofs, nor bend thy pillars
with thine iron car.
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John David
Little John David Nord celebrat-
ed his very first birthday in a big
way with two birthday parties.
John David is the son of David
and Jessie Nord. His birthday is
Dec. 27.
He celebrated on Dec. 27 with an
Elmo party at home. On Dec. 31, he
was the honoree at a second party,
this one at his aunt's house in
Bartow and with a Bob the Builder
theme.
Helping John David celebrate his
first birthday were family members
and friends.


COURTESY PHOTO
Habitat members have spent countless hours on this and other
Habitat homes: (from left) Frank Rigden; Kermit Stevens, con-
sturction supervisor; Jim Sampson, vice president; Pam Warren,
president; Charles Sanders, family selection chair; and Wayne
Warren. At the dedication for these two homes, Dottie Allen and
children and Rey and Marianna Gaona and children received
well wishes and a Bible from Habitat.
Vice-President Jim Sampson and the dedication by board member Diana
Durrance. Rev. Bill Knight of First United Methodist Church of Wauchula
gave the message.
Following the message, the homeowners each received a Bible from
board member Judy Elliot; and thenwthe keys to their new homes were pre-
sented by President Pam Warren. After happy and thankful responses from
the proud homeowners, Rev. Steve Polk of Bowling Green First United
Methodist Church, gave a final blessing and closing prayer.
Refreshments and tours of both homes followed the ceremonies.
Habitat extends heartfelt thanks to all those individuals, churches, civic and
school groups, and businesses who have helped build, these homes. God
bless you!
Foundation work is under way for House #5 and we' welcome anyone
who would like to volunteer to help us build. Just contact Volunteer
Coordinator Sherron Jensen at 773-0579. We also need individuals and
churches who are willing to provide snacks, water, ice and lunches for col-
legiate work groups coming Feb. 26-Apr. 1. If you could help in this area,
please call Sherron and she can assign you a day during this time period.
This Saturday we'll be holding our annul BBQ fund-raiser. Tickets are
$7 each for the take-out meal of barbequed pork, baked beans, slaw, roll
and dessert. Meals can be picked up from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Hardee High
School cafeteria. For tickets, call 773-0579, or contact Pam Warren, 735-
0645, or any Habitat board member.
It is with deep regret that we must say goodbye to our Vice-President
Jim Sampson. He and his wife, Fran, will be moving to Atlanta. Jim has
been with Habitat since its inception and has been part of the backbone of
the affiliate, always working above and beyond the call of duty. He will be
missed, not just for his hard work, but for his sense of humor, optimism,
humble spirit, and always showing grace under pressure. Thanks for all you
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County Fair Arts & Crafts, Exhibit Rules:


The following are categories and
rules for the 2006 Hardee County
Fair-Arts & Crafts Booth. The fair
will be held Feb. 20-25 at the fair-
grounds on Altman Road.
Categories: breads-quick and
yeast breads, latch hook, needle-
point, cakes/pies/cookies/candy, de-
corated cakes, crochet, macrame,
woodworking, sewing (crafts and
garments) knitting, plastic canvas,
youth, canned goods, miscella-
neous, quilts/bedspreads, embroi-
dery, rugs and toys.
1. Show open to any resident of
Hardee County.
2. All articles must be brought in
person to exhibit hall between 2 and
5 p.m. this Sunday.
3. All exhibits must remain on
display until Sunday, Feb. 26.
Exhibition hall will be open on
Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m. to
pick up articles.
4. Every entry must be in the
name of its bona fide owner and
must be his work.
5. All articles must be labeled
with the name of the exhibitor, with


label concealed from view.
6. Exhibitors in the youth divi-
sion must be school age and/or
enrolled in the Hardee County
school system. Their exhibits will
be judged separately.
7. The Modified Danish System
of judging will be used. Decisions
of judges will be final.
8. All entries must be clean, in
good condition and completed since
the 2005 county fair. Articles soiled
or worn out will not be judged.
9. All canned products must be in
standard canning jars, either half-
pint, pint or quart. Jars must be
clean. Rings and lids must be free
of rust. The jars will be judged on
appearance (color and ripeness),
texture and pack. Exhibitor's
name should be on the bottom of
jar. Only one jar of food is
required for exhibit.
10. Bread category entries must
be four muffins, one loaf on plate
and covered with clear plastic wrap.
Judged on taste, appearance and
texture.
11. Cookies must be four on a
plate covered with clear plastic


wrap (with recipe on 3x5 card).
Judged on taste, color, texture and
appearance.
Judging will start at 8:30 a.m. on
Monday. Impartial judges from
out-of-county will be used. No one
will be allowed in the building
while judging is going on except
judges and assistants!
For more information, call the
Hardee County Extension Service
at 773-2164. The Extension Office
only has information in reference to
the crafts booth. The Hardee
County Fair Association would
have information in reference to
community exhibit rules and com-
mercial booths.
Community Exhibit Rules
1. No entry fee or space rentals
will be charged.
2. Exhibitors will be required to
erect, decorate and take full charge
of a booth. Space will be allocated
and exhibitors are expected to make
a creditable display depicting their
community.
3. Community exhibits will not
compete for ribbons.. A premium


Rules For County Fair Fine Arts E


The Fine Arts Exhibit at the
Hardee County Fair is always an
exciting time for residents of all
ages. This exhibit allows those both
young and old to display their
works of art for the public to admire
and to be awarded by the judges.
The Hardee County Fair Associ-
ation has issued the annual policies
and procedure for the entries.
Many of the categories are the
same, with one addition to this
year's fair. With the technology
available to the masses, computer
manipulated imagery has been
added to the competition.
The categories include:
Winter Residents Mixed
Media.
Adults Charcoals, pen/ink/pas-
tels, oils and acrylics, watercolor,
photography of people, landscape,
animal, abstract, floral.
Juniors (3-5, 6-8, 9-12) draw-
ing, painting, photography and 3-D
sculpture.
Intermediate (Grade 1-2) draw-
ing, painting and photography.
Beginners (Pre-K K) Mixed
media, painting and drawing.
The guidelines for each category
,:haie changed slighly) in drder to
ssave space in the exhibit. all.


All photography must be matted
on heavy black material, preferably
a thick corrugated board that is
found beside the posterboard in
most stores.
There should be at least a one-
inch border around each photo-
graph to allow for stapling of pho-
tograph. Please do not use stick
glue to adhere photos to boards.
With the variance of temperatures
in the building, these do not last
through the week.
Entries are open to any non-pro-
fessional artist residing in Hardee
County.
Exhibitors' names and phone
numbers must be written legibly on
the back to identify winners.
Exhibitors may only enter three
objects of work in any combination
of categories.
It is requested this year for all
paintings to .be unframed but
mounted on stretcher frames or on
black as well. This will allow for
more works to be displayed.
Any exhibitor who resides in the
county for less than six months of
the year must enter his work under
the "Winter Resident" category.
,ThPse entrees are shQwcased for
ehibit only and \ ll abstain from
competition


In Loving Memory of
Ordie and May Williams
on their Wedding Anniversary
February 17


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you
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No matter
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First-, second- and third-place
ribbons will be awarded in each
judged category. Honorable men-
tion awards are given according to
the judges' discretion.
Six "Best of Show" ribbons will
be awarded: one beginner, one
intermediate, three juniors and one
adult.
All Winter Resident and Adult
entries will be accepted at the Expo
Hall at the fairgrounds this Saturday
from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. No entries
will be taken after 1. No exceptions.


Hardee County Community
Emergency Response Team mem-
ber Patrick Mahoney has become
the first person in the state to earn
Florida Emergency Management
Volunteer Certification.
The certificate, sponsored by the
Florida Emergency Preparedness
Association (FEPA), recognizes the
training, dedication and contribu-
tions of volunteer and professional
emergency management staff:
To earn his certification,
Mahoney had to complete a lengthy
application process including docu-
menting his training hours, his con-
tributions to the field of emergency
management, and actual disaster
experiences. The certificate was
presented at the annual FEPA
Conference, held at the Tradewinds
Resort in St. Petersburg Beach.
"Patrick is one of those people
who are always there when you


need them," said


Emergency


of $50 will be awarded each com-
munity exhibit deemed worthy by
the fair management.
4. All booths must be completed
and turned over to the manager no
later than 10 a.m. Monday, unless
given special permission by the
manager for a short delay. Booths
may be emptied Sunday, Feb. 26,
between 1 and 4 p.m.
Commercial Booths
1. Booths must be booked one
month prior to fair, and paid in
advance. Sales at booth must be
approved by fair committee.
2. Design of booth must be
approved by Fair Board. Built at
exhibitor's expense.
3. Booths must be in place by 10
a.m. on Monday, and remain until
Sunday, Feb. 26.
4. Booth owners must be respon-
sible for booth maintenance during
fair hours (this includes cleaning
and maintaining). Example:
Changing vegetables, fruit or flow-
ers. Exhibitors must furnish elec-
trical equipment.



Shibitors:
Time must be given for volunteers
to hang all works and allow time for
judging.
All Junior, Intermediate and
Beginner entries will be selected by
their art teachers at their school
sites. These will be picked up on
Friday afternoon at the Hardee
County School Board Office.
For more information, contact
Keith M. Weems of KMW
Photography at 735-0897 or Debbie
Gulliver, fair booth coordinator, at
773-3147.


Management Director Rich
Shepard. "I'm just really proud to
have hinm on my team and proud to
see him earn this certification."
Shepard went on to say the
process is difficult, and many first-
time applicants are rejected. "It's
not a 'gimme.' Not only do you
have to complete the application
but your entire portfolio has to be
reviewed by a panel of emergency
management professionals," he
explained.
Shepard earned his Florida
Professional Emergency Manager
designation this year as well.
Mahoney is the special projects
director for the Hardee County
CERT team, serves as the lead vol-
unteer and donations coordinator in
the Emergency Operations Center,
and is the chaplain for the Sheriff's
Office and Hardee County Fire
Rescue.


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Claire Roberts of Wauchula, the
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Wauchula, has announced the plans
for her marriage to Michael Thomas
of Wauchula, the son of Debbie
Moles and Mike Thomas Sr., both
of Sebring.
The couple will exchange vows


Friday, Feb. 24, in Key West.
A reception will be held in the
couple's honor following their
return from a wedding trip to
Mexico.
Friends and relatives of the cou-
ple are invited.


Wt oK tR. February the ninth, Fay
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friends that she was having
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Scenes From State Fair's Cracker Country


F .-. ". Village blacksmith at Cracker Country is Buddy Page of Wakulla.
PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY Cracker Country was developed by the late Doyle and Mildred
Marlys Collier of Tampa is making wool into yarn in the old Carlton with the help of many other people to depict life in the
Rainey Home from Ona at the Florida State Fair in Tampa which late 1800s in Florida. Doyle Jr. stated pioneer Florida families
continues this week. were very self-sufficient.


Making lye soap are Andrew, 11, Briar, 5, and Jon
Stevens family of Blairsville, Ga.


Laurel Dabbs of Westfield Center, Ohio, makes wooden duck decoys and shorebirds.


A dairy cow can produce about 4.7 gallons of milk a day while eating 20 pounds of grain and 75
pounds of hay and drinking 29 gallons of water a day.

NOTICE
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To Whom it may concern:
You are hereby notified that I will offer for sale and sell at
Public sale to the highest and best bidder for cash the
following described livestock. Gelding, 600 lb. Brown Pony
with Black Mane and tail after 1:00 p.m. on the 20th of
IB, February, 2006 at the Hardee Livestock Market to satisfy a
Si claim for all incurred fees, expenses for feeding and care and
costs hereof.
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2005 Cadillac DeVille 2004 Chevrolet Impala LS 2005 Pontiac Aztek AWD 2003 Dodge 1500 Regular Cab
I / Stk#4-108550 Stk#5-408293 Stk#4542967. Stk#5-582864
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.21,470... $14,981 9,415
MSRP MSRP MSRP
$47,454 $27,980 $24,910
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AN CE E 25 ,984* S e12 999 OR 1 84 M~ 495 OR 239* CE
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO CHOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


2004 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe
Stk#5128551

MSRP
$54,284
Sales4,3
iA.ce$39,984
MANY TO CHOOSE FROM AT SIMILAR SAVINGS


2005 Chevrolet TrailBlazer 2003 Buick Rendezvous 2005 Chevrolet Silverado LS Ext Cab 2004 Mazda RX8 2003 Chevrolet Silverado
Stk#6201792 Stk#3-500315 Stk#5282376 Stk5-1197590 Regular Cab
MOWiw-ose TStk#301783
MSRP
MSMSRMSRP MSRP $20,270
$28,940 $21,455 $30,090
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2005 Chevrolet Venture 2005 Pontiac Sunfire S/E Coupe 2005 Chrysler Sebring 2005 Dodge Durango ST 2004 Mercury Grand Mar uis IS
LS Extended Stk#4111413 Stk#3-1 67101 Stk#4530843 "- Stk#4560392
-Pe N { 5.$6,060 $119,68
SSRP MSRP MSRP MSRP WAS MSRP
$28,256 $1-0,2 -$24,965 $26,735 $28,870
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2005 Pontiac Grand Prix 2005 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
Stk#3264519. Stk#3127749

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SALE HOURS: GM CERTIFIED USED
MONDAY-FRIDAY 9am- 8pm VEHICLES COME WITH
SATURDAY sam 6pm A GM-Backed Limitea Warranty
SUNDAY 11am- 5pm
NEW SERVICE HOURS: 24-Hour Roadside Assistance
NEW SERVICE HOURS A 108- Point Mechanical
MONDAY-FRIDAY 7:30am-5:30pm Appearance Inspection
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DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $3.75 for 10 words. Each additional
word is 20 cents. Ads in all capitals are 32 cents
per word. Headlines are $2 a line. Blind ad box
numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.

CLASSIFICATIONS:


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


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


FLORAKIRK & STARGRASS hay 4
sale square bales. 781-0124 or 735-
1375. 2:9-16p
HAY FOR SALE: Just cut fertilized
bahia round bales. Pick up in field.
$26/bale. 773-4642 after 5 p.m.
2:16-3:16p
FORD TRACTOR model 3000, $4000,
firm, runs great. 735-1201. 2:16-23p

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Notice is hereby given that on 02/28/06
at 10:30 am the following vehicles will
be sold for towing and storage charges:
Year: 88 Make: DODGE Model: VN
VIN#: 2B7GB13Y3JK186293. Sale to
be held at: ROBERTS TOWING 377 OLD
DIXIE HWY BOWLING GREEN. FL. 33834.
Roberts Towing reserves the right to
bid. cl2:16c

HEAVY EQUIPMENT
OPERATOR
TRAINING FOR
EMPLOYMENT








Bulldozers, Backhoes,
Loaders, Dump Trucks,
Graders, Scrapers,
Excavators
Train in Florida
National Certification
Financial Assistance
Job Placement Assistance
800-383-7364
Associated Training Services
www.atsn-schools.com
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2005 DODGE DUALLY RAM 3500,
quad cab, 4x4, Thunder Road pack-
age, leather interior, 5.9 Cummins
turbo, auto, 10K miles, $35,000. (863)
899-1714 or (863) 773-9121. 2:9-3-9p
2000 GRAND CARAVAN, pwr.,
Am/FM/CD, new tires, A/C needs
repair, $4,000 OBO. 863-735-8353.
2:2-3:2p


Drivers:
Regional Flatbed
Great Equipment
Start up to 43 cpm
Paid Holidays,
Vacation, 401K
CDL-A; 24YOA
800-992-7863 ext. 126
www.mcelroytrucklines.com
2:16,23p


1985 S10, 4 cyl, runs, $750. 443-2133.
2:16p
1996 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE:
Priced below wholesale Automatic,
PS, PB, power windows & locks,
Am/FM/CD stereo, tinted windows,
cold AC, 7 passenger... all the toys.
Drives great, looks great, and runs
great. Only $1765. Call 863-375-4655.
Leave message if not at home.
Thanks! 2:16p



14' BASS BOAT, tri-hull, 50 hp
Mercury, $1200. 443-2133. 2:16p


PART-TIME PHLEBOTOMIST needed.
Must be experienced. Spanish-speak-
ing a plus. Great hours, no weekends,
competitive pay. Send resume to Box
D, P.O. Box 338, Wauch'ula, FL 33873.
2:19-16c
ALARM TECHNICIAN: High school
diploma; previous construction expe-
rience, preferably electrical field.
Florida law requires criminal back-
ground check. Apply at 528 West Main
Street, Wauchula. 2:16-23p
PART-TIME BARTENDER and wait-
ress. 773-9656. 2:16c
WOMAN TO WORK part time with
developmentally disabled ladies. 767-
0374. 2:16p


Short TIme Job Bankuptcy Repo Slow Ply
Jut meet our eay requirements and youa am condo ly
APPROVED* NO MONEY DOWN
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EatobNihed Credit Lt Model Cas & TrucW CWl now for your cdad approval On our 24 hr. tol trn
HiOTUINE 14004341 .
You must met our leder o dlt anded. Income aid equity requirement pr
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873


AM-SOUTH REALTY


Gary Delatorre Broker

(863) 773-2122
FAX (863) 773-2173
AFTER HOURS CALL:


Donna Steffens, Associate 781-3627
MVAKIN( REAL EATATrE REAl, EASY.' Jerry Carlton, Associate 375-2887
An IndependentlyOwned and Operated Member olColdwel Banker ReldEstateCorporabon Richard Dasher, Associate 773-0575
Dane Hendry, Associate 381-2769


Donna Steffens


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


A BOUQUET OF BEAUTY Life is more enjoyable in this 2
bedroom, 1 bath with 2.5 acres. Remodeled with ceram-
ic tile, central AC/heat; $200,000.
MORE THAN JUST ANOTHER PRETTY FACE. This 3 bed-
room and 2 bath has personality. Beautiful interior as
well as exterior. ONLY $152,500.
SO YOU DIDN'T GET YOUR WIFE A VALENTINE. '.~
She is sure to forgive you, if you buy her a
new homesite. 5 acres. $75,000.
HWY 17 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY 1.76 acres with build-
ings. $389,900.
LAKE FRONTAGE ON LAKE ISIS. This 3 bedroom, 3 bath
home has an attached 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment.
$599,999.. i,,o -; ^ .;' ..1
PARTIALLY REMOQRELED 3tibedroom, 2 bath home in
Riverview subdivision. New roof and more. $110,000.
STAMPEDE'S A COMIN'. City growth in the direction of
this Hwy 17 frontage property. North of Bowling Green.
$249,900.
WATCH YOUR MONEY GROW! Excellent rental home
features 4 bedroom/2 bath duplex. New roof, tile and
carpet. $129,900.
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY HWY 17. Includes commer-
cial and residential lots. $138,000.


PRICE REDUCED! Now only $35,000 for Hwy 66
Frontage.
KIDS R WELCOME. Childhood games come alive in the
5 acre backyard of this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home. Central
air and heat Priced right at only $182,500.
WOODED 6.6 ACRE TRACT building site for convention-
al home or mobile home. $118,800.
HANG SADDLE HERE. Room for horses and relaxed
country living in this 3 bedroom and 2 bath mobile home
on 8 acres. Large barn and more. $195,000.
IF COST IS AN OBJECTION. Overcome the obstacles
with this priced-right 3 bedroom and 1 bath home.
Owner motivated to sell. $94,500.
5 ACRES'Close to schoolsf-R zoning. $200,000.
IMPECABLE PARK MODEL with large screened pordc.
Faces North on Coconut Lane. Retirement Community.
A Must See. $69,900.
THIS HOME'S GOT CONNECTIONS! Easy to get any-
where in town from the great location of this 2 bedroom,
2 bath home. Central air and hardwood floors. $1 9,000.
WOODED TRACT 5 acres in Zolfo Springs. $80,000
i! BARGAIN!! Look at this 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath town-
house priced at only $52,500!! WOW!! Call 773-2122
now or sooner!!


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 c12:1


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L AMBER

REALTY INC. Bus. (863) 773-0007
402 South 6th Avenue Fax: (863) 773-0038
Wauchula, FL 33873 www.lambertrealty.net Delois Johnson
Buyers Available We Need Your Listings!


UNBELIEVABLE DEAL! 2B/1Bth, 12x60 M/H, wash-
er/dryer, lawn mower, gas grill, all the extras and locat-
ed on nice, large lot! $49,900.
LOVELY 3B,2Bth Brick home on 17 acres; beautiful
ceramic floors, fireplace, a cook's dream kitchen and
much more; entrance has satellite gate and alarm sys-
tem. $485,000.
PRICED RIGHT! See this 4B/1.5Bth home located on
nice lot in family neighborhood. Listed at $160,000.
WON'T LAST LONG! Renovated inside and out this
3B/1Bth, frame has brick front, ceramic tile floors,
some furniture included with sale. $145,000.
NEW LISTING! 2B/1Bth M/H on nice, large lot with
access to Peace River; home recently remodeled. Listed
at $70,000.
PERFECT FOR THE HORSE LOVER! 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!
WESTERN HARDEE 15 acres cleared pasture with
small barn and 3B/1Bth home; large oaks, paved road
frontage. $400,000.
ROOM TO GROW! 5 Acres plus a large, 4B/2Bth D/W;
2387 total square feet; built in 1998; 2 wells on proper-
ty; good location. $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! $t35;000. $126,000.
LOOKING FOR PEACE AND QUIET? This 3B/1Bth
CB/Stucco home, recently renovated, located on 1 acre,
is in very secluded area; just the place for your small
family or retirement. $150,000.


LOVELY SETTING WITH NICE OAKS! 4 Acres and
4B/2Bth CB/Stucco home; located in eastern Hardee;
$235,000.
A HOME WITH EVERYTHING! This CUSTOM
BUILT 3B/2Bth HOME built in 2003 on 2.5 acres is
just that; too many extras to list. $350,000.
INVESTORS LOOK NO FURTHER! PERFECT
HOMESITES! 15 acres in beautiful location. 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.
Four (4) five acre homesites sensible deed restrictions.
$20,000/acre.
Commercial corner lot, good location. Call office for
information.
PERFECT FOR HUNTERS! Plenty of wildlife includ-
ing turkey, deer, and hogs plus a 2B/1.5Bth Mobile
Home on 17 acres. $175,000.
MOBILE HOME LOT in restricted area, located short
distance from town. $15,000.
Plenty of wildlife on this 6.5 acre tract, convenient loca-
tion; excellent home sites. $130,000.
Native 5 acres with large oaks, fronts on Hampton
Road, excellent home site, just minutes from town.
$120,000.
Commercial corner lot and 1200 sq. ft. building on
State Road 66. Asking $195,000.


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON


DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: MIKEY COLDING..............781-1698
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226


Payroll
Temporary or Federal and State
B Taxes
Permanent LA BO Deposits .
Personnel and SOLUTIONS Tax Reports
Personnel Services Worker's Comp.
Payroll Services FICA.
Year End W2's
CONTACT:
ROBBY ALBRITTON 116 W. Orange St., Wauchula
(863) 773-9225 :2ff
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The


Classifieds


jLonestar
C onastrcctionx Cor-p -

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

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


Bowling Green Youth Academy
is currently seeking

2 LPN's or RN's.

The starting salary range is

$18-$22 for LPN and

$20-$25 per hour for RN.


Applications


are available at the


facility or you can send a resume to:
PO Box 369
Bowling Green, FL 33834
(863) 375-2000 ext. 221


Fax (863) 375-9929


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PERSON WITH GOOD communication
skills, bookkeeping, retail sales and
computer knowledge. Bilingual A+.
Must be willing to work on Saturday
every other week. Please call (863)
773-5959 for an appointment. 2:2tfc
C.N.A.s NEEDED: 40 hrs. per week,
Mon. Fri. 8:00 to 4:30. Dependable
transportation a must. Benefits and
mileage per diem available. For more
information contact HOPE of Hardee,
310 North 8th Ave., Wauchula. 863-
773-2022. EOE, DFWP 1:26-3:2c
RESTHAVEN FLOOR resident care
and kitchen help. Apply in person, 298
Resthaven Rd. 2:16p


BJD ENTERPRISES located at 182
Boyd Cowart Road. Heavy equipment
operator needed. Apply at office. Drug
free work place. 2:16c
HELP WANTED: Laborer strong per-
son, good health, willing to work, dri-
vers license a must, prefer someone
with knowledge of tree work. W.B.
Olliff Jr., Tree Surgeon, Inc. 773-4478.
2:16p
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


Richard's Paint Sale
February 16- 21
High-Hide Ceiling White
Int./Ext. Semi-Gloss White
Int./Ext. Flat White

Buy 1 Gallon at regular price
GET ONE FREE
CoLORS EXTRA-TINT CHARGe


. Belflower's

FLOORS direct
325 S 6TH AVE, Wauchula
863-767-1060
M F 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Sat 8:30 a.m. 12 p.m


SRealtor
*** B220 N. 6th Avenue
S...R.. Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net
SPECIAL OF THE WEEK
**Nice Cute Home 2BR/2BA 1993 Mobile Home with
Central Air & Heat, Large Florida Room, Garage and/or
workshop with open covered area on side. In excellent con-
dition. Adking $69,900.


Home with Acreage Well
Maintained 3 BR/2 BA 1998
Doublewide on 5 Acres in Zolfo
Springs. Parking area with storage
room or workshop. MLS #181504.
Being offered at $174,900.
Newly Remodeled Home in
Bowling Green 3 BR/2BA 1976
Home with 1,668 Sq. Ft. of living
area, inground pool, central air &
heat with 1 acre. Must see to
appreciate. Asking $189,000.
Conveniently Located 3 BR/2
BA 2002 Home with 1,440 Heated
Sq. Ft, 2 Car Garage, Central Air
& Heat. Home in great location
just west of Wauchula on 1.3
Acres. Call us today.
Great Family Home 3 BR/2BA
2001 Frame Home on 2.50 Acres
in Zolfo Springs. Nice and
Peaceful living. MLS #177992.
Asking $198.000.


Nature at it's Best Spacious
secluded home located off Murphy
Road in South Western Hardee
County, 7.5 acres surrounded by
Florida Native woodlands, Stocked
Pond, several outbuildings and
state of the art dog pens. This is
definitely a MUST SEE TO
APPRECIATE. ALL THIS FOR
ONLY $399,000.
Unbelievable Never thought we
would see $40,000 for a home
again! This 1994 2 BR/1BA Mobile
Home is priced to sell just west of
Zolfo Springs. For more details call
today.
REDUCED Investors take a look at
this! 51 Acres with develop-
ment potential zoned Farm
Residential. Property currently has
approximately 16 acres of natural
woodlands Conveniently located
between Wauchula and Bowling
Green. Call for your appointment
tdrlvr A kinr 13 900 n n acre


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This really is a great investment Good Homesite 5 Acres paved
opportunity 2 CB Duplexes = 4 r f
Rental Opportunities. Very well road frontage, approximately 2
maintained in nice quiet nieghbor- miles west of town. Don't Let this
hood. Buy one or both. Being Deal Pass You By! Asking
offered at $157,000 Per Duplex. $110, 000.


CITY OF WAUCHULA

POSITION VACANCY POSTING
The City of Wauchula is accepting
applications for the following position:
2 Opening(s) Temporary/Full Time

Position Title: Maintenance Sanitation Worker
Pay Range: Pay Grade 6 = $7.53-$11.30
Department: Public Works
Closing Date: 2/20/2006 by 5:00 p.m.

General Description:
General manual labor working onand. off Sanitation
trucks. ,..

Essential Job Functions:
1. Performs heavy manual labor including digging,
lifting, picking up trash and household garbage, etc.
2. May be required to mow and edge grassy area
using small equipment.
3. Perform preventive maintenance on equipment.

Knowledge. Skills, and Abilities:
1. Knowledge of general maintenance tasks and
procedures.
2. Knowledge of general maintenance and installa-
tion, and proper equipment.
3. Ability ,to perform heavy manual labor under
adverse weather conditions.
4. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
5. Skill in operation and maintenance of equipment
and tools related to the position.

Education and Experience:
1. Some experience in related manual labor.
2. High school diploma or GED equivalency desir-
able, but not required.

Licenses, Certifications, or Registrations:
1. Possession of a valid Florida Driver's License, or
the ability to acquire license.

Essential Physical Requirements:
1. Frequent moderate to heavy lifting (45 pounds
and over) and carrying.
2. Constant walking, standing, stooping, bending
and kneeling.
3.'Ability to see in order to drive and operate equip-
ment.
4. Manual dexterity in the operation of various
pieces of equipment.

Environmental Conditions:
1. Constant work outdoors in various weather con-
ditions, to include poor weather.
2. Constant exposure to dust and dirt.
3. Constant exposure to extremes of heat and
humidity.
For additional information, please contact:
City Administrative Offices
126 S 7h Ave
The City of Wauchula is an Equal Opportunity
Employer, and a Drug-Free Workplace
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EXPERIENCED CARPENTER, compet-
itive pay, full time. (863) 832-0508.
2:16-3:13c
WE ARE A BAPTIST Church who is
looking for a man or woman commit-
ted to service of youth ministry in the
church. 773-4368. 2:9-3:2c
GENERAL MAINTENANCE worker
needed. Apply at Crystal Lake Village.
237 Maxwell Drive, Wauchula. 2:9-16p
WANTED EXPERIENCED MATURE
BOOKKEEPER live on ranch. Must
have valid drivers license. Call 863-
634-7552 or 863-763-5321. 2:16tfc
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


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


RECEPTIONIST/SECRETARY for
attorney office in Sebrlng. Part/Time
(afternoons). Must be able to speak,
read, write and translate In Spanish,
computer skills needed, salary com-
mensurate w/experlence. Fax resume
to 863-534-1633. 2:16c


YOUNG BLACK Brahma bull, Griffins
Corner. 773-4626. 2:16p


2 PIECE CONGO & BONGO Latin per-
cussion set; 5 pc. Pearl drum set; 2
chrome Timballys with stand; 1 brand
new Peavy 1200 power amp; 1 classic
12 string Brownville electric guitar,
mint condition, will sell separately.
Call make offer. 773-0893 or 445-0216.
2:16p
7 FOOT POOL TABLE complete with
balls and 3 pool sticks, $125. 781-
1590. 2:16p
RV TRAILER for sale in good condi-
tion and two lots at Charlie Creek
Estate. (863) 781-5437. 2:9-3:9p
STORAGE LOT will store your mobile
homes, RVs, trailers. 767-8822. 2:9tfc


l rno UPRIGHT PIANO w/stool, perfect con-
i(8 j""' L .. Ic, J lii Mk :. edition, $750. 735-0052. 2:16p

We Have Qualified Buyers Looking For New Listings!

V ISION REALTY
Trl-County, Inc.
For All Your Buying & Selling Needs Coast to Coast!
Gayle Barringer-Lovelace Broker/GRI Realtor/Owner
(352) 542-7729 or (352) 542-2528
www.visionrealtygulfcoast.com email:vrtricounty@bellsouth.net

Very private 5 acres, wooded all
around. Great starter home, 2/2
I L SWMH with fireplace, pole barn,
S shed/utility building and new
S metal roof 15 minutes to Bowling
Green, close to Hardee Lakes A
Hardee Corrections. $160,000.
TAKE ME HOME COUNTRY ROAD. Fenced 5/3 block home with panoramic view of lake
on this 4.9 acre ranch. Large kitchen with oak cabinets, separate dining room, large fam-
ily room, all surrounded by large oaks. Home Sweet Home! $248,000.
2001 1/1 PARK MODEL & 1/1 BUNGALOW. Park Model has sofa bed and bungalow has
a loft bedroom. All of this with a fish cleaning area on a salt water canal. $189,000.
PERFECT GETAWAY OR FISHING CAMP. Lots of palm trees on one lot w/travel trail-
er, roof over and front deck on deep fresh water canal. Only minutes to river and 10 more
to your favorite inshore fishing hole. $250,000.
GREAT GULF VIEW in Tega Cay Subdivision..51 acres on paved road. Private boat ramp,
deed restrictions. $238,000.
PRICELESS, BREATHTAKING SUNRISES & SUNSETS and panoramic views, with four
different canals surrounding the peninsula where the Suwannee River, Gulf of Mexico and
Salt Creek Canal meet with prestige fresh & saltwater marsh. $450 000
T A LITTL. FISH-ERMANS PARADISEjne lot on fresh cater canal w/concrete
se all 2/2 with'add on and roofover, less than 10 minutes ro the Su*onnee River and
not far fril=vour favorite Gulffishing hole $225.0b0
GREAT SITE FOR YOUR NEW HOME. 2 fenced lots on pond with CR349 frontage.
Bass, Bream and Catfish in your own back yard. Water and electric comes from adjoining
property. Minutes to Suwannee River and public boat ramp. .1W Bee $110,000.
HISTORICAL FINE DINING WITH FAMILY ATMOSPHERE. Accommodations for RV
hookups, extra commercial building and full time lodging behind restaurant with private,
peaceful view of nature, nestled among beautiful granddaddy oaks on 2+ acres with 646'
of Hwy 19 frontage. Discreet appts. Only with Listing Agent. $650,000.
2 COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS each with own tax parcel ID. Lot 1 has feed store and
retail fully stocked. Lot 2 has warehouse feed stock FRM feed. Both have private & pub-
lic paved parking. Discreet appts. only with listing agent. $59"b $250,000.c16,23p
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REALTORS
-rT (863) 773-2128


REALTORS
1 i JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
"- JOHN H. O'NEAL
John O'Neal
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


Price reduced on this 3 BR, 1
bath home sitting on 0.9 ac.
Just east of town $150,000.
Completely remodeled inside.
Nice lot with room to grow!
Bayside home in Englewood!
Located on deep water canal.
$1,075,000!
20 ac. Hamlin grove approx.
2.5 miles east of Wauchula.
Paved rd frontage. $320,000!
RELAX & ENJOY! This beau-
tiful, wooded 52 ac. tract in
SW Hardee Co. has easy access
with dble road frontage.
$780,000!
5 ac. tract in Ft. Green area
has older frame home and well.
Call today. $135,000!
3 BR, 2 bath CB home has for-
mal living and dining, spacious
family room and large utility
room. There is also an oversized
porch and an above ground pool
with deck. All located on 5 acs.
in Eastern Hardee Co.
$340,000!


Co ~ci- 5acs. n-orth
of1 I I n rt
Cal Wyr eu
18 acs. Ft. Green, Hardee Co.
Zoned C-2. Double paved road
frontage $500,000!
Frontage on Hwy 17 N. South of
new Suncoast Schools Credit
Union. Approximately 3.5 acs.
with 2 homes and 1 office.
$1,000,000!
Beautifully maintained 2 BR, 2
bath, MH in Brookside Bluff.
Includes all appliances, golf cart
and some furniture! $85,000!
Adjacent to "The Bluffs" 18-
hole championship golf course.
20 acs. of beautiful pasture
located close to town. Paved
road frontage, culvert, and
board fence entrance. Listed for
$280,000!
10 ac. Valencia grove off SR
66. 2 wells, micro-jet, drain tiles.
$145,000!


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


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.**

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

*WE BUY LOTS ANYWHERE IN
HARDEE COUNTY TOP PRICE CASH.
QUICK CLOSINGS.
WE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
Oralia D. Flores, Broker,,oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours............863-773-2840
Lawrence A. Roberts...............(863) 773-9256
Noey Adam Flores(863) 781-4585
John Freeman (863) 773-6141
Amanda Mishoe 863 781-3587
Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 c12:16c


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS


US. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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By Faith Cleaning Service
New Construction & Commercial Cleaning






Tino Obregon, Owner P.O. Box 2044
(863) 781-5070 Wauchula, FL 33873









Arti Edenfield

* Land Clearing
* Site Preparation
* House Pads Office 863.773.5718
* Debris Removal Cell 863.781.4108
1:26-2:16p


, 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 Florida Licensure & HS Diploma or GED
required, experience preferred. C.N.A.'s start 4,$9.50.

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

FINR offers an excellent benefit package, is an EOE
and a Drug Free Workplace. If you are interested in
joining a fast growing company, please stop by
1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL to fill out an
application, fax resume to 863-773-2041 or e-mail
to annettedhr@finr.net. c1i2:15tfc


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Tire Technician






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

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Secretary






116 REA Rd.
Wauchula
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ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, excellent
condition, asking $1000. Call (863)
581-0939. 2:16p
DELL COLOR PRINTER, brand new in
box, $50. 773-3255. 2:9-16nc


1 BR MOBILE HOME, carport/shed
addition, new, furnished, AC, washer-
dryer, $9500. 863-781-7475 located at
Orange Blossom Park. 2:16-23p
3 BR/2 BATH double wide on 1/4 acre
in Charlie Creek. Low down payment
$539 monthly. (863) 773-2007.
2:16-3:16p
NEW 3 BR/2 bath double wide, set-up
and AC included. Low down payment.
$369 monthly. (863) 773-2007.
2:16-3:16p


3 BR/ 2 BATH double wide on 1/4 acre
in Charlie Creek. Low down payment.
$495 monthly. (8630 773-2007.
2:16-3:16p
3 BR/ 2 BATH land/home package.
Owner financing available. Low down
payment. Low monthly payment. (863)
773-2007. 2:16-3:16p
MH w/prop. located off 64 W @ 2951
Oak Hill Park, $49,900 OBO. 863-735-
8353. 2:2-3:2p



ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
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Resource Recovery Operator & Spotter
Pay Rate: $8.46-$11.10
Wanted for the Hardee County Landfill. Knowledge of or ability
to learn and comprehend county, state and federal rules and regu-
lations pertaining to solid Hazardous Waste identifications and
disposal. Ability to perform physical work related to the position.
Must have the ability and skills to communicate effectively with
the public as a representative of the County Solid Waste
Department. Must have High School Diploma or GED. Valid
FL Class "A" or "B" CDL required.
Complete job description and Application Forms posted on the
County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Application accepted in the Human Resource Department, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone: (863) 773-2161,
Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m., February 23,
2006. c12:16c


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.

Outreach Nurse LPN with valid FL Lensee.
Provide health education, health screeningsfacilitate
the Closing the Gap program. Two years experience,
computer literate, good oral and written communica-
tion skills, able to travel and work flexible hours.

Wauchula Center
Patient Care Team Asst. Knowledge of
medicare, medicaid and other 3rd party insurance,
health care exp., computer literacy, bilingual-read &
speak Spanish a plus.

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. c12:9,16c



JIM SEE iRE A LTO ,INC








NEW LISTING! 4.8 Acres close to town. Beautiful homesite located in a
new subdivision. Don't miss a chance to own the last parcel available in this
area. Asking $115,000.
3 BR/2 BA cedar home on approximately 1.52 acres within 1 mile of town.
Beautiful home with many upgrades. Listed for $295,000.
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!
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.
83 ac. close to golf course and town. Frontage on two County roads.
Currently zoned FR-1. $20,000 per acre.
33 ac commercial development site on Highway 17 North. Lots of potential!
Call Joe Smith for price, location and details!
UNDER CONTRACT! 74 ac near Wauchula with paved road frontage.
Zoned FR-1. Development potential! Listed at $25,000 per acre!
UNDER CONTRACT! Commercial property! Large corner parcel on new
Northbound US 17! Cleared and ready to build! Listed at $245,000!
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., Broker
Sales Associates r
(after hours) m
Mary Rollins (863) 773-9673 Robert Jones (863) 781-1423
Ben Gibson (941) 737-2800 John H. Gross (863) 273-1017
Joseph F. Smith (863) 781-1851 Tanya Dubberly (863) 781-3069
Bruce E. Shackelford (941) 725-1358
We are a member of the Wauchula Board of Realtors and Multiple Listing
Service, and can service other Realtors' listings. c12:16c


FREE: 2 BUNNIES with cages. Sandy
773-6434. 2:16nc
LEOPARD & CUR MIX puppies. Free
to good home. 767-0911. 2:16nc
CKC MINI WIRE-HAIRED puppy, 8
weeks old, female, $400. 735-2862.
2:9-16p
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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VEGETABLES -. American & Chinese
broccoli, snow peas, etc. Open 7-5
everyday. Golden Oaks Rd, 3 1/2
miles south of Zolfo off Hw. 17. (989)
928-4796 or (989) 598-4994. 2:2-16p
ALMOST 1 1/2 acres on corner lot.
Zoned for house or trailer, on paved
roads. Asking $30,000. 7 miles east of
town. Call 863-773-3144 leave mes-
sage. 2:16-23p
ALMOST 2 acres. Zoned for house or
trailer on paved roads. Asking
$30,000. 7 miles east of town. Call
863-773-3144 leave message.
2:16-23p


All Types Roofing
Repaisoofin HARDEE ROOFING INC.

Reroof 863-773-0377
Metal
Shingles 1071 S. FI. Ave
Flat FI. St. Lic. no. CCC1326969

Licensed & Insured
Serving Hardee, DeSoto, &
Polk Counties for 12 years. 2:1-3:3
cl2:16-3:30p



SVRLUENCIR
HARVESTING. INC.
CDL-A Citrus Hauling
2 years verifiable tractor-trailer experience.
3 points or less, no DUIs in the past 7 years.
Must be at least 25 years of age. Pre-Employment drug
screen. Paid per load plus seasonal safety bonus. Full
benefits for year round drivers. Summer Work. Great
Equipment. Se Habla Espanol.
Choferes para Acarrear Fruta Citrica
2 anos de experencia de tractor-traila varificados
3 puntos omeros, No DUls en los ultimos 7 anos
Debetener 25 anos o mas
Chekio de drogas
Se paga por viaje, mas los bonos de segurdiad
Beneficios para los choferes que trabajen ano redondo
Tragajo en el verano, con buen equipo
Se Abla Espanol


863-494-6363
7a.m. 3p.m.


NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS


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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 Vieres 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 el 50% o mas de
Ingreso grueso annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
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You don't need a bank or finance company.
We will finance anybody 0% interest.


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U.S. Hwy. 17
Bowling Green
(across from Presto)


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DUPLEX NORTH CAROLINA MOUN-
TAINS 30 mi. West of Asheville, near
1-40. Upper unit 2 br, 2 bath, lower
unit 1 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.
1:26-2:23p


rts & Crafts Safe

SSaturday Feb. 18
9 a.m. 1 p.m.
SNACK BAR
Good Food, Better Prices
In Our Recreation Hall
PIONEER CREEK RV PARK
cl2:16p Highway 17, Bowling Green





5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green


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

Bo Espino
Auto Technician

'Bo s y ... I *, unde sod!


M.C. M.C. 2000 Realty
2000 505 W. Interlake Blvd.
p Lake Placid, Fl. 33852
888-988-8839
www.mchoy.com
REALTY Marie Claire-Hoy, Broker

Price Reduced
Owners motivated and must sell this 15.5 acres located in
the city limits of Bowling Green. 3/2 concrete block with
split floor plan and cathedral ceilings. Zoned R-1.
Improved pasture is fenced and has stocked fish pond.
Property has development potential.
MLS # 173694 $409,000.
BUYING, SELLING, RELOCATING
CALL
Steve Shumard, Realtor
863-781-6103
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24-Hour Emergency Towing Lowest Possible Rates Fast, Reliable Service


Hill's Auto World ._
U.S. Hwy. 17 Bowling Green c 9tfc


20 ACRE GROVE close to town. Pond,
deep well, power unit, great homesite.
Call Reynolds Allen 813-334-9321.
2:9-3:2c
LITTLE OVER 1 1/4 acres with single
wide 2BR/1BA, needs work, on paved
roads. Asking $45,000. 7 miles east of
town. Call 863-773-3144 leave mes-
sage. 2:16-23p


1 BDR, 1 BA mobile home, complete-
ly furnished. AC, washer/dryer, $600
(includes lot rent), Adult park 50 plus
(Orange Blossom Park) 863-781-3193.
2:16-23p
RV WITH room attached for rent or
sale. 767-8822. 2:16-23c
FT. MEADE: 2 BR/1BATH apartment,
C/HA, laundry room w/hook-up, nice
neighborhood, $600/month, security
deposit required. Call Shella. 375-
9988 or 285-7203. 2:16tfc
BEDROOM RENTAL, in home, $100
week, utilities included. 773-0166.
2:16p


GLADES COUNTY: 5 ACRE, Muse
area, $160,000. DeSoto County: just
east of Arcadia, 8 acre and 5 acre lots,
$145,000 to $180,000. DeSoto County:
80 acres north of Arcadia. 1-941-778-
7980/7565. www.landcallnow.com
2:9-3:9p
OFFICE SPACE FOR RENT in town.
Great location, clean. 781-1453.
2:9-3:9p
HOUSES 600+LOT: security, monthly,
weekly, year lease. 773-2179 or 773-
6616. 2:9-3:9p
COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL, store
fronts, offices, warehouse, storage,
build to suit. 773-6616. 2:9-3:9p
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


32 FT. TRAILER: full shower, flush toi-
let, refrigerator, kitchen, large dinette,
Florida room with large living room
12x15, bedroom 10x15, queen bed,
washer & dryer, furnished, patio &
carport, Orange Blossom RV Park. 1-
863-767-1215. 2:9-16p


PERMITTING/CONTRACTOR
LICENSING TECHNICIAN
Pay rate: $9.38 $12.31
Wanted for the Hardee County Building & Zoning Department.
Knowledge of construction terms. Ability to assist both contrac-
tors and property owners in the completion of forms for construc-
tion permitting. Requires knowledge and skill in computer oper-
ation. High School Diploma or GED is required.
Complete job description and Application forms posted on County
website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Applications accepted in the Human Resource Department, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL, 33873, Phone:(863) 773-2161,
Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m., February 24,

2006. EOE F/M/V c2:16c


'- ALL STEEL i I ,EL
SBUILDINaIS

25'x25'x7' All Steel Garage (2:12 Pitch)
1 9x7 Roll-up, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab Installed $11,395*
30'x30'x9' All Steel Garage (2:12 Pitch)
2 9x7 Roll-ups, 1 Entry Door,
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab Installed $16,895*
25'x30'x9' All Steel Garage (3:12 Pitch)
2 9x7 Roll-ups, 1 Entry Door, (pictured)
2 Gable Vents, 4" Concrete Slab Installed- $16,995*
Installed by independent licensed contractor
We Custom Build (We are the Factory) 800-92
Meets or Exceeds Florida Wind Code 800-920-1601
Many Sizes Available METAL SYSTEMS, LLC
Florida Stamped" Engineered w .metalyemSc.cm
Drawings (Included) cll:12tfc W.metalsystemslc.com


Bowling Green Youth Academy

is currently seeking

Direct Care Workers

to provide supervision of female

youth 12-18 years of age.
Salary is based on experience.


Applications


are available at the


facility or you can send a resume to:
PO Box 369
Bowling Green, FL 33834
(863) 375-2000 ext. 221


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I WILL DO BABY SITTING in my home
anytime. 863-445-0572. 2:16-23p
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 2:16-5:25p
QUALIFIED EXPERIENCED care giver
with references, seeking 3 to 4 days
week including housing. Call Julia 1-
863-773-4458. 2:9-16c
MIKE'S LAWN CARE. Free estimates.
Licensed & insured. 735-2862.
2:9-3:9p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION: car-
ports, screen rooms, additions, pool
cages. Harold Howze Construction.
735-1158. 2:9-4:13p
FRANK'S LAWN CARE: Commercial,
residential, licensed, insured. Free
estimates. 781-7360. 2:9-4:13p
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
POLK PAINTING, interior, exterior,
free estimates, licensed and insured.
Mike Thomas at 863-412-9169.
1:19-3:16p


IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-3109. Several
weekly meetings. tfc
***
NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
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LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc


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Letter To The Editor

Thomas Crews Responds To

News Stories, Parade, Jail


Dear Editor,
To whom it may concern .
Editor, you write things and stories
in the paper but only know half the
facts.
Back in November you wrote
Crews selects Polk County. Crews
says he did not select Polk. His
attorney did for him. Crews was
trying to fire his attorney the same
day as change of venue was done.
And if up to Crews he would
have taken the case to DeSoto
County where things was supposed
to have taken place. Also, it would
be out of jurisdiction from the
county and Polk because all judges
are corrupted in this case, even
Judge Durrance, and Crews is try-
ing to remove Durrance as overseer
on case because of many conflicts
in Crews and Barrington case prior.
Crews does not know why case is
taking so long to go to trial. He has
been patiently waiting just wanting
this nightmare to be over.
Also, over the Xmas parade the
Barringtons have no dignity in
what they do. It was not appropriate
for the parade on Xmas to put cars
in. Whoever allowed that should of
been disciplined.
And to the family of Barringtons
practice what you preach. Don't
say things that are untrue and
spread rumors that are lies. You
know which one you are.
What goes on inside Hardee
County Jail? Do you know how
your family is treated at the jail?
You ever thought of it or let it cross
your mind.
For one you are treated guilty
from the start. Second you have no
24-hour medical service. You are
lucky to find an officer at 3 in the
morning, if so you have to yell loud
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from keeping fugitives at home.
Another officer was fired last year,
they couldn't stay off drugs them-
selves.
And now we have a lieutenant
who runs around the inside and
threatens inmates with mace or
taser for practically no reason. Also
they have no patience with inmates
and have temper spasms that are
needed to be looked at before
someone is hurt.
You have to realize most inmates
have done something, but you have
those who are innocent also inside
the jail.
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high risk on your charge you go
everywhere in shackles and hand-
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shackled. So I ask how safe is it
when you cannot defend yourself if
you have to. The officers think it's
funny. Inmates don't find it funny.
Thomas Crews
Polk County Jail
Bartow
Response by Hardee County
Sheriff's Office:
The Hardee County Sheriff's
Office has established policies, pro-
cedures, rules and regulations that
are essential for the efficient opera-
tion of the Sheriff's Office.
Guidelines are established for gov-
erning the proper use, handling and
maintenance of the Taser and/or
mace. Policy for authorization to
use the Taser (510.06), "To protect
officers from an individual demon-
strating non-compliance, physical-
ly and/or verbally, after the individ-
ual does not respond to lawful com-
mands. When the deploying officer
believes injury could be sustained
due to the subject's resistance ... A
verbal warning will be issued to all
person prior to deploying the Taser,
unless it is believed that such a
warning would provide a tactical
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Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


ARTIST INCENSED AT POLITICALLY CORRECT HYPOCRISY
You can learn a lot these days listening to the radio. Maybe more than
you want to know.
As I was driving to work this morning, long-time WFLA radio arid
television personality Jack Harris, as part of his tribute to Black History
Month, was interviewing the president of an art museum whose paintings
hang in museums and art galleries and homes around the world. Harris
adroitly described a few of her paintings and praised them highly.
The lady is black but she must have seen red as she lambasted the
"ridiculous political correctness" that spurred some "wacky left-wing polit-
ical watchdog group" to pressure a museum (not hers) to remove three of
her painting because of their "religious overtones."
One of the offensive paintings portrayed a group of eight men and
women carrying bags of groceries to a small shack where a family of four
lived in poverty. One of the men with groceries wore a cap with "I Love
Jesus" written on it. Another painting presented an afternoon gathering of
friends in the living room of an elderly minister. If you look closely, Harris
said, you can see a Bible on an end table beside a lamp at the end of a sofa.
The third shameful piece that had to go showed a family arriving by hor4e
and buggy on a Sunday morning at a small country church with a high
steeple crouched in a clearing beside a stream in the mountains.
"It's infuriating," said the lady artist, "that the most tolerant country in
the world, the country that supports every other religion in the world, no
matter how bizarre, has made taboo any mention of the very religion on
which this country was founded."
I could almost see Harris shaking his head as he said, "I've seen these
paintings and it just makes absolutely no sense that anyone can be offerd-
ed by them. This is art we're talking about, art that beautifully and accu-
rately portrays a true part of our history, which touches the very fabric 'of
our society. But if anyone is so nutty as to take offense, where none is
intended, why can't he just turn his head and look the other way?".
Ted Webb, another long-time radio personality, a bit more abrasive that
Jack Harris, spoke up: "They're a bunch of kooks! It lookslike they're
doing their darndest to destroy the very thing they claim to be defending:
freedom."
"When they first pulled my paintings," said the lady artist, "I was hurt.
Now that I've had some time to think about it, I'm angry ... and a little
frightened."
"It is frightening," Harris said. "It is very frightening, and disturbing.
How can the same government that a few years ago proclaimed the First
Amendment to defend a crucifix that some idiot submerged upside down in
a bottle of urine and called art now find your stuff so offensive it can't be
shown in public?"
"It's insane!" growled Webb. "The great silent majority out there bet-
ter get up off its big lethargic behind and make some noise, or this nonsense
will never cease."
Harris: "And what about that great trove of old Negro Spirituals that
gave birth to the blues? Is that great national treasure going to be buried in
the tomb of political correctness?"
I parked my car and with the tunes of "Old Black Joe" and "Swing
Low, Sweet Chariot" running through my mind simultaneously, I walked
into my room at the high school where I work and I flashed back to my own
high school days, those ancient times when every day began with a brief
Scripture reading and a prayer.
No one I ever knew of was made any worse by that activity, and I
believe some became better people because of it. If it ever offended anyone,
they must have turned their heads and looked the other way, because I never
heard anything about it.
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February 16, 2006, The Herald-Adocate 11B


HARDEE COUNTY BOOTH


Close Games In Machine Pitch


Letter To The Editor

Pain Of Losing A Loved

One Lasts A Long Time


Dear Editor,
Grief, how do you describe it?
Death has come into our life, for
some more than once.
Your life will never be the same,
,so it seems. Time will pass and
days will go by, no matter what. At
time it will be so real, then some-
how it feels like it has stood still.
: Today feels like it was yesterday.
You don't feel like you can go on
-without them, but somehow you
do. You must, unless you just give
up and die, too. God does not allow
that to happen-
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continue to beat. Time feels like
forever.
The love you feel for them con-
tinues as though they have never
gone. Each memory becomes even
more precious and dear to you.
SClutch them to your heart. Every
tear at the thought of them some-
how eases the pain you feel. One
tear at a time. Tears flood my soul.
Time has its way of always mov-
ing on. Before you know it, days
become months, months become
years. Another year?
They say time eases all pain. I
don't know about that for sure, but
I do know it still hurts. My heart
hurts. You love them still. You miss
them always. Just because they are
not here doesn't mean you will
never forget them. No, never.
You remember. You see their
face. The details might become
fuzzy, but you'll never forget them.
Every thought of them you hold to
your heart like it is gold. You
treasure every minute you had with
them. You remember the color of
their eyes and hair, or even if they
had hair. What they wore a lot, their
cologne or their favorite saying.
Everything about them.
Without them, everything
becomes a first again. First, without


them. First birthday without them.
First Christmas, first whatever
comes up next. You still love them, P
you see. 1
Before you know it they've been
gone forever, yet you still think of A
them. Time has moved on, even
though you thought it couldn't, not
without them. Somehow it did, but
you still haven't forgotten, no
never.
It has never been the same in
your life without them, or ever will
be. But, here you are living, lov-
ing and still moving on. You made
it through the days and time with-
out them. and yes, it hurt, and still
does. But now the pain is an ache.
But, you did not do it all alone,
even though you felt alone. God,
family and friends have been your
strength. Mainly God. One day,
Lord willing, we will see our loved
ones again.
I am looking for that re-union
day. Dad, Mom, Sis will be there, I
pray.
Death will come to us all eventu-
ally. Prepare to meet God, live for
Him today. Time moves on. It stops
for no man. Still, you remember
and you'll never forget them. No
never, forever and a day. To the
Llewellyn family, my deepest
regards.
Dedicated to my sister, Kathryn
Ann Bandy Drevermann, who
passed away from canceron Oct. ;
11, 2005.
Sheila Miller
Wauchula


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's midway through the season
and there is still one unbeaten team
in the Machine Pitch, or AA, Dixie
Youth Baseball league.
With only three weeks left, the
Culligan Water Conditioning
Braves continue an unbeaten streak
with an 8-0 record. Behind them
are the Hardee Fire-Rescue
Yankees, now at 7-2-1 after
Saturday's tie game. Following are
the Crown Ford Devil Rays,
Hardee County Sheriff's Office
Marlins, Peace River Electric
Cooperative Inc. (PRECo) Pirates,
Lake Branch Dairy White Sox,


In Business
By Brett Jarnagin


Elks Giants and Hardee Petroleum
Rangers.
Play last week began with
Monday's double-header. In the
opener, the Braves beat the Devil
Rays 8-4.
Cody Cumbee homered and
tripled for the Braves, putting a pair
of scores on the board. Landon
Albritton chipped in with a pair of
doubles and two more runs. Dakota
Altman, Hayden Lindsey, Seth
McGee and Boone Paris added a
run each.
For the D-Rays, it was Brooke
Dixon and Dalton Bryant and
Hunter Bryant each with twin hits.
Sherry Lee, Dixon, Jordan Rogers


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GOOD AS GOLD Heartland Gold is renovating (he former Pizza
Hut building in south Wauchula and will soon make the site its new home.
The jewelry store, currently at 912 S. Sixth Ave., or the corner of U.S.
17 and Carlton Street, will head south on the highway, moving to 1102 S.
Sixth Ave., which is the corner of U.S. 17 and Stenstrom Road.
Store owner Wesley A. Roe said, "The opportunity presented itself, and
we would be getting more room and parking. It was just the right place and
price."
Roe added that the move would allow the business as a whole to
expand, and will permit the repairs department to grow. The business struc-
ture will remain the same.
The current location has 1,600 square feet. The new one is consider-
ably larger with 2,200 square feet.
The new building will also house a defensive driving school.
SExtensive renovation and beautification of the former Pizza Hut, which
remained vacant for years, are well under way. The entire interior is being
repainted to lighten it up. The front entrance is being remodeled, and six
colonial windows are being added.
All the changes will be complete in a week or two, and there will
be a grand opening on March 6, Roe said.


PH-pOS BY BRETT JARNAGIN
The future Heartland Gold is the b ldin gfat most people
remember as Pizza Hut.
AT THE CARWASH! Wauchula will soon be getting a brand-new
fully automated carwash.
Within the next 30 days PolyNet Global Wash Systems of Sarasota will
have put the finishing touches on its building project on U.S. 17 at the Wal-
Mart plaza. The company chose a Wauchula location because, as Greg Frye
of PolyNet commented, "There was definitely a hole in the market."
This new facility will provide customers the choice of washing their
cars themselves or running the cars through the fully automated system.
It will be open 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
The carwash will be using a hot-water system rather than a normal
cold-water one. Since using hot water is more effective when washing with
soap, the facility hopes to give your car thatinew shine it needs, PolyNet
stated.


'olyNet is close to complete. The new carwash sits next to
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and Dalton Bryant put a run apiece
on the board.
In the Monday nightcap, the
Marlins nipped the Yankees 8-7.
Austin Beck tripled, doubled and
singled to collect three scores for
the Marlins. Conner Crawford and
Tyrease Morris each added tvin
hits and tallies. Dalton Krell added
a solo score. Kyle Hewett had three
hits and Gabrielle Allen two more,
but both were left stranded.
Carlos Camacho, Isaac Flores,
Kyle Choate, Wyatt Zeigler, Justin
Newman and Cesar Fimbres each
had two hits and each put one run
on the board for the Yanks. Keith
Choate singled and scored.
On Thursday night, there was
another double-header, with the
Devil Rays downing the White Sox
10-6 in the 5:45 game.
Chase Benton came around to
cross home three times for the D-
Rays. Hunter Bryant, Lee, Dixon,
Dalton Bryant, Dalton Bubbs,
Vaughn Kirkland and Rogers each
had solo scores.
The White Sox countered with
six runs, two by Alyssa Mae Tatum
and one each by Jessica Bembry,
William McClelland, Marquis
Delgado and Abel Villarreal.
In the 7:15 game, the Yankees
beat the Rangers 12-2.
Larrett Smith, Keith Choate,
Flores and Camacho had dual tal-
lies for the Yankees. Jhett See,
Zeigler, Newman and Laina
Durrance added a run each.
Leadoff batter Ruben Olmos cir-
cled the bases twice for the
Rangers. Ally Dotson, Kole
Robertson and Aaron Harrison
were stranded twice each.
In Friday's only game, the
Marlins passed the Pirates 9-6.
Kyle Hewitt scored three times
for the Marlins, with Beck adding a
pair of scores and Morris, Josie
Hancock, Brandon Young and
Austin Wallace coming around to
score a run each.
For the Pirates, it was a run
apiece for Quinton Sanchez, Ben
Tamayo, Daryl Mashburn, Noah
Purser, Danny Owens and
Christopher Hull. Tiffany Owens,
Aaron Brown and Jimmy Lane
were stranded.
The only game on Saturday was
a marathon which ended in a 14-14
tie between the Yankees and Devil
Rays.
Camacho, Flores and Kyle
Choate were triple-tally batters for
the Yankees. See scored twice and
Keith Choate, Smith and Fimbres
-put a run each on the board.
- -The Rays counted-with three runs
.from Hunter Bryant, a pair apiece
by Benton, Catalina Longoria, Lee
and Jesse Santoyo, and one each by
Dixon, Dalton Bryant and Rogers.

Do you want to trace your fam-
ily tree? Run for office.
-Patricia H. Vance


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Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcat nine have
started off on a winning note. The
Cats used an extra-inning victory
over Auburndale and blowout over
Fort Meade as a formula for suc-
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tournament. On Monday evening
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Tuesday it was a game against Lake
Wales. Later games this week
depend on the early wins and loss-
es.
The regular season begins for the
Cats next Tuesday, Feb. 21, in a
double-header at Sebring. The JVs
tangle at 4:30 and the varsity about
7 p.m. Hardee comes home next
Wednesday for a 7 p.m. game
against Fort Meade and hosts
Braden River on Friday evening.
February ends with a game at
home on the 28th against Avon
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Auburndale was four up, three
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Hardee erupted in the top of the
second inning. Justin Altman sin-
gled to left field and Chris Bigelow
drew a walk. A fielder's choice by
Jarrett Benavides took out Bigelow
and Altman scored on the play.
Krause singled to score Benavides.
Briant Shumard smacked a hard hit
over the right field fence to score
himself and Krause. Hardee was up
4-0. Abbott was hit by a pitch and
Jake "Lance" Benavides singled
but both were stranded.
The Bloodhounds responded
with'a trio of tallies in the home
half of the second. A leadoff triple,
walk, and pair of singles allowed
three runners to cross home plate.
Hardee's lead was only 4-3.
The game rocked along for the
next four and a half innings without
either team scoring. Both teams left
runners on the base paths.
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Auburndale squeezed a run across
the plate, arnding the game into
extra. innings. -The'eighth was
scoreless for*both squads.
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gle to right center field. With two
away a double to left by Lance
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brought Benavides home. Gilliard
came home on passed balls. Hardee
led 7-4.
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put a pair of runners in place to
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had good pitching by juniors Lance
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innings.
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and give Hardee a 3-0 lead. Fort
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--Schedule Of Weekly Services-i


BOWLING GREEN

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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship Ist & 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...............0:30 a.mn
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting ................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
,Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
SMorning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m
HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ...........7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacionll1:00 p.m.
Martes.Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ......7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.

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

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

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 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.
SWednesday 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.


BOWLING GREEN


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

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

ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
SMorning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.

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

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

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

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


.WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
New York Ave. and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday Service 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service .................7:00 p.m.
BETHEL MISSIONARY CHURCH
405 S. Florida Ave.
Sunday Morning Service ........10:00 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship........11:00 a.m.
Wed. Night Service & Worship 7:00 p.m
Saturday Prayer. 7 00 pm
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ................. 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship .......9:30.a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ..............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship........:.6:00 p.m.
Wed: NightBible 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...................11:30 a.m.
Evening Service ......................7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath. ....7:30 p.m.
Fri. Night (Holy Ghost Night)..7:30 p.m.


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WAUCHULA

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study...........7:00 p.m.

CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service......................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ....................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night.Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CIIURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...... ............ 6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical.....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service....... ........... 10:45 a.m.
Wed. Youth Meeting ......6:30- 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service .................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ..6:30- 7:00 p.m.
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-0657
Early Worship 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Worship..................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
Morning Service....................10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service...................7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts .....................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship .... 10-30 am
Wed. Night Dinner .... .6 00 p m
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Mii. 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.
Vieres 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo..............11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
.767-1010

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning... .......10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ...............7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening .................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening m 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......................1 1:00 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.
Cliurch Training 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.


WAUCHULA


NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service.......4:00 p.mnt.
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 ................ 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00p.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.
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S SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S: llth Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ......... .. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........ .11:15 a.m
Evening Worship .........I. .600 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training : .... 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ..., 7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship.... 7:30 p.m6,


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


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


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WAUCHULA
WAUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
(Full Gospel)
501 N. 9th Ave.
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
S...Youth & Chilf!dChurch. .:. .6:0Q 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
SSunday 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" ... r. 0s0:a.m:
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday ................ 7:30 p.m.

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

GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17-494-54560
Sunday Sohool,.:.:. :...... 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.


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.f
Servicio ................. 8 00 p m'-f
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ...... 5.00 p m:

ZOLFO BAPTIST CHURCH
311 E. 4th Ave. 735-1200
Sunday School ............ 10.00 a.m
Morning Worship .......... 11 00 a.m
Training Union............. 5 00 p m r
Evening Worship ........... 6 00 p.m
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7-30 p m


It was reported that two zoo
attendants were searching for an
escaped monkey.
They found him, sitting on .a
park bench, reading two books.
One was the Bible.The other was
Darwin's Origin of the Species.
"What's he doing?" asked one.
The other answered, "He's
trying to decide whether he's his
brother's keeper, or his keeper's
brother."
I'm glad I came from the Master
and not a monkey.
When God produced man, He
didn't cause him to evolve from
some lower form of life. His
creation was something new. The
Bible says, "God created man in
His own image."


In Order to Form a

Mone..Perfect Union...

Each February as
we remember the great
leaders in our history,
these words from the
Constitution come to
mind... "in order to
form a moreperfect
union" through freedom
from oppression.
George Washington
recognized our need for
freedom from British
tyranny. A century later,; .
Abraham Lincoln saw
the need for freedom
from slavery and the ..k
need for equality within
our own nation. In i
God's word we read,-
"There isneitherJew nor
Greek, slave nor free,
male nor female, foryou :
are all one..." (Galatians 328).
Throughout history our leaders have understood the need for equality
and civil rights and the role we as a nation play in forming a better world
Through upholding freedom.
-.. As you celebrate "Presidents' Day", exercise your freedom of
V@4 religion and worship in your chosen house ofworshlp. While
~ you're there, pray for ourleaders and for "a more perfect union."


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Midway through the season, the
C&B Cattle Yankees top the 2006
Division or Minors youth baseball.
The Yanks picked up a pair of
wins last week to move to an 8-1
record and sole lead of the Minors
division. Behind them are the Vols
Cubs at 8-3, then the Florida Fuel
Devil Rays, Wauchula State Bank
Braves, Ullrich's Pitcher Pump Red
Sox and Pete's Pharmacy Athletics
(A's).
Last week's action began with a
single game Monday evening in
which the Yankees overcame the
Red Sox 22-15.
Every one of the Yankees crossed
home plate during the marathon
game. Jacob Bolin came home four
times, while Tyler Helms, Patrick
Carlton and Ryan Ramirez each
had three trips to home plate. Luke
Palmer, Wilson Bembry, Eric Klein
and Dylan Salas came home twice.
apiece and Cain Roman tapped
home one time.
For the Red Sox, leadoff batter
Marcus Battles and Dustin
Goodwyn each put three scores on
the board. Cody Spencer and
Tomas Gomez added two apiece
and Zack Battles, Dakota Caldwell,
Roby Paris, Kyle Stone and Keith
Powell each came home once.
There was a double-header on
Tuesday evening. On field 1, the
Braves beat the White Sox 13-3
while on field 2, the Rays ended the
Cubs by an identical 13-3 score.
Garrett Albritton tripled and
walked in scoring twice for the
Braves. Reed Woods was a triple-
tally batter, while Kendall Gough,
Austin Stoner, Caryssa Johnson
each also added twin scores. Tyler
Bragg and Chris Lee crossed home
once each.
Marco DeLeon, Alex Clarke and
Tanor Durden were the only White
Sox to reach home plate. Zack
Crews, Zack Carranco, Brooke
Samuels, Matt Lake and Devin
Pearson were left on the bases.
For the D-Rays, it was Kris
Johnson with three hits, including a
homer, and four trips to home plate.


Wagon Wheel RV News
By Virginia Merriman


CHURCH NEWS
AND PRAYERS .,
The sermon was by Rev.
Weyman Darley and there was 74 in
attendance. The choir sang "Just A
Little Talk With Jesus." Special
music was sung by Norma McNary,
"He Washed My Eyes With Tears."
We have some on our prayer list
Mary Becon, Barbara Gersema,
Enos Yoder, Wanda May, Charlotte
Laurey, Henry Vermuelin, Jean
Melton, family of Danny Nucio,
Lavern Hill, Clarence Barbor,'
Shirly Gantt, Shirley Yates, Roger
Craig, Joe Nelles, Wally Moir,
Mike and Marie Condra, Dorthy
Chupp, Mackenzie, Bev Dobber-
stein, and the family of Pete
Wheeler; also all our military per-
sonnel, and the hurricane and torna-
do victims. May God heal and
watch over them in his way as he
knows best.

KOFFEE KLATCH
We welcome John Chambers
back to the hall after his long recov-
ery from surgery and we have been
praying for his recovery even if he.
thinks we had forgotten him. The
birthdays this week are Ben Bates,
Mike Corcra, Carl Harmon, Doug
Clup, Fred Marquez, Rita Donnelly
and Betty Pancake. The anniver-
saries are Leilie and Rita Donnelly,
Janet and Art Brown, and Mary Ann
and Frank Drust.
Wayne & The Pilgram's Jam is at
the Red Barn at 7 o'clock every
Friday night for some country clas-
sics and southern gospel with the
'dance floor just waiting for dancers.
The Snow Birds Band are here on
Wednesday and Saturday nights for
jamming at 7. Wagon Wheel RV
Park welcomes all parks jam at the
Red Barn on the third Saturday of
every month:,

PROGRESS EUCHRE
There was seven tables playing.
The high man was Carlos Dennis


with 71 points. The Jow man, was
Ted -Metherall with 51 points: The
high lady was me with 73 points
and runner-up lady was Freda
Hardy with 72 points. The low lady
was Mable Smith with 48 points.
The most loners was Glen Berry
with six. Under the chair was Bob
Bell. We had two lucky people that
got to take SKUNKS for the week
(Joan sure had fun giving a skunk to
her husband) Roger Bell and Bruce
Hardy.

BID EUCHRE
On Thursday night there were
four tables playing. The high mean
was Roger Bell with 227 points and
the low man was Francis Smith
with 205 points. The high lady was
Marge Luff with 252 and the low
lady was Wanda Beehler with 110
points. The lady moon shots was
me with one.
On Tuesday night there were five
tables playing. The high man was
Harry Cassidy with 286 points and
the low man was Herb Tessier with
117 points. The high lady was Joyce
Pearsall with 284 points and the low
lady was Bev Skelding with 126
points. The man moon shots were
Roger Bell with three and Harry
Cassidy with his first. The ladies
moon shot was Shirley Swisher
with two.

SHUFFLEBOARD
The elimination play-off was
Tuesday. First place was won by
Betty Vineyard and Mike Lavigine
and the second place went to Janet
Brown and Don Dobberstein. The
park tournament was at Wagon
Wheel RV with Crystal Lake. The
women did a great job winning 12
and losing only six but the men
should hide their faces as they only
'won six and lost 12, but I am sure it
was because they didn't want
Crystal Lake going home feeling so
bad.


For the week ended February 9, 2006:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 5,951 compared to
last week 7,811 and 7,168 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last week, slaughter
cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 higher, feeder steers and heifers were
1.00 to 3.00 higher.';


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 160.00-234.00;
300-400 lbs., 138.00-190.00; and
400-500 lbs., 115.00-156.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 145.00-215.00;
300-400 lbs., 120.00-160.00; and
400-500 lbs., 113.00-135.00.


the Cubs inched past the D-Rays 7- "~' f ,,'. J .. I


Hewitt and Gibson each tripled
and Gough and Gibson each scored
twice for the Cubs. Hewitt, Brewer
and Crews added a run each.
Winter, Johnson, Heine and
Vermilye each circled the bases
once for the Devil Rays.


(Tossed Salad, Potato Rounds,
Vegetable Soup, Carrot Salad, Jell-
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Dalton Reas and Luke Winter
chipped in with three scores apiece,
Taylor Griffin added two more, and
Timothy Perkins came home once.
Abel Esquivel was stranded all five
times he came to bat, and Mikey
Heine and Blake Vermilye were
also left aboard the bases.
Mason Gough was the only Cub
to come twice. Tyler Hewitt added
one run, and Bradley Brewer,
David Gibson, Cleston Sanders and
Dylan Norwood were left on the
basepaths.
In Thursday's only game, the
Braves bombed the Devil Rays 18-
5.
Kendall Gough and Woods each
circled the bases three times for the
braves. Wyatt Maddox, Bragg,
Johnson and Lee added twin tallies
and Stoner, Albritton and Austin
McClellan added a tally apiece.
Winter and Johnson had twin
scores for the Braves, with Reas
coming around to score once.
It was another double-header on
Friday evening. On field 1, the
White Sox .whipped the Red Sox
10-3.
Spencer paced the White Sox
with a trio of trips to home plate.
Caldwell chipped in with a pair and
Goodwyn, Zack Battles, Gomez,
Paris and Stone put one each on the
board.
Clarke, Kyler Casey and
Samuels each scored 'for the Red
Sox. DeLeon was stranded three
times, and Matt Hamilton, Pearson,
Crews and Durden were left on
base.
On field 2, the Yankees outscored
the A's 15-4.
Bolin, Klein and Bembry were
three-score batters for the Yanks.
Helms, Ramirez and Palmer each
added twin scores Roman and
Carlton were each stranded twice.
In its only game of the week, the
A's had a run apiece by Omar
Alamia, Aaron Briones, Jake
Deanda and Jose Gonzales. Leadoff
batter Austin Altman was left on
base three times, and Armando
Alamia and Marco Briones were
also stranded.
In the week's finale on Saturday,


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut, Juice,
Yogurt, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or Sausage
on a Bun (Salad Tray, Potato
Rounds, Juice, Applesauce, Roll)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Sandwich, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich or
Cheeseburger on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Whole Kernel Corn, Chocolate Chip
Cookie, Juice Bar) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Baked
Ham, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Corndog or Hamburger
Gravy (Salad Tray, Mashed Pota-
toes, Garden Peas, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Grits,
Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey or Stacked
Ham Sandwich (Salad Tray, Savory
Rice, Green Beans, Cranberry
Sauce, Apple Crisp, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Danish,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Tacos or Toasted Ham &
Cheese Sandwich (Salad Tray, Pinto
Beans, Juice, Jell-O) and Milk

JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut, Yogurt,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Fryz or Red
Beans w/Sausage or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Whole Kernel Corn,
Pasta Salad, Applesauce, Juice,
Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or Deli
Turkey Sandwich or Cheeseburger
on a Bun (Lettuce & Tomato, Juice
Bar, French Fries, Chocolate Chip
Cookies) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Baked
Ham, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy or
Corndog or Mozzarella Stick
(Tossed Salad, Garden' Peas,
Mashed Potatoes, Carrot-Raisin
Salad, Peaches, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Grits,
Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey w/Gravy or
Stacked Ham Sandwich or
Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed Salad, Roll,
Green Beans, Savory Rice, Juice,'
Apple Crisp, Waldorf Salad,
Cranberry Sauce) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Danish,
Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Toasted Ham & Cheese or
Cheese Pizza or Tacos (Lettuce &
Tomato, Pinto Beans & Ham, Jell-O,
Juice, Pears) and Milk

I SENIOR HIGH '
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Donut, Juice,
Milk
Lunch: Red Beans & Sausage
(Tossed Salad, Rice, Black-Eyed
Peas, Turnip Greens, Beets, Juice,
Applesauce) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
(Tossed Salad, Potato Rounds,
Corn, Cucumber & Tomato Salad,
Chocolate Chip Cookies, Juice Bar)
and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger Gravy (Tossed
Salad, Green Beans, Squash, Fruit
Snacks, Mashed Potatoes, Roll,
Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Baked Turkey (Tossed
Salad, Chicken Gravy, Mashed
Potatoes, Green Beans, Sweet
Potato Souffle, Apple Crisp, Roll,
Juice) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pop Tarts,
Cheese Toast, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Toasted Ham & Cheese


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Shelton, Tony Webb, Dustin Willis; Kaleb Floyd, Matthew Laker and AubryPellom;in middle row,
Carol Allison, Elias Montoyo, Isaac Moreno, Samuel Perez and Layla Sanatoyo; in back, coach-
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COURTESY PHOTOS
!Making plays for the Vandolah Power Marlins are (front row, from left) Mario Lopez, Adrian
DeLeon, Bo Villarreal, Jaylon Ramirez, Anthony Loredo and Daniel Obregon; in back, coach,
Melody Delgado, Lorenzo Fariaas, Zakary Richardson, Michaela Villarreal, Colt Hancock, Jesaiah
SDelgado and coach Jason Delgado.





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Coming around to score for the Carlton Custom Building Braves are (first row, from left) Jax
Ulrich, Tanner Carlton, Mason Gough, Devin Hill, Quinton Stone, Trey Stephens and Clayton
Samuels; in second row, Mallory Gough, Tyler Zuniga, Hannah Revell, James Neel, Nuvia
Gomez, Anthony Rosado and Josh Carlton; in third row, coaches Brent Stephens, Matt Carlton
and Max Ullrich.


Getting scores for the Norris Groves Devil Rays are (first row, from left) Clayton Arledge, J. M.
Brown, Zachary Durastanti, Ashlee Patterson, Ben Clarke and Caleb McCoy; in second row,
Sarah Welch, Austin Howard, Zackariah Macias, J. C. Thomas, Estevan:DeLaRosa;Garrett Norris
and Shelby Spencer; in third row, coaches Ben Norris, Keith Pafferstn, Ma'Moyeand Ryai
Thomas.


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Boys Weightlifting


Gears Up


By JOAN SEAMAN
O; The Herald-Advocate
Now that the girls season has
ended, the boys weightlifting sea-
son begins.
First-year coach Hacam Shweil
has gathered over a dozen stalwarts
to anchor his 2006 squad, which
has been in the weight room getting
prepared for the March 7 opener at
Fort Meade. They will return to
Fort Meade on April 6 for
Sectionals, the final opportunity to
qualify for the state competition.
Between the two trips to Fort
Meade are three other March
meets, including the Avon Park
Invitational, a trip up 17 to Ridge
High and another to Haines City.
Hardee competes in the huge 1A-
Section 7,a long with lifters from
Avon Park, Bartow, Braden River,


Sarasota Cardinal Mooney,
DeSoto, Frostproof, Haines City,
Lake Placid, Lake Wales,
Englewood Lemon Bay, Mulberry,
Ridge at Davenport, Sebring, Lake
Wales Vanguard and the host
school Fort Meade.
Doing their best in the bench
press and the clean and jerk for the
Cats are Eric Cobb, Demetrice
Coney, Justin English, Jackson
Frenot, Jesus Jaimes, Devan
Lampley, Jorge Lopez, Ismael
Mancillas, Dwayne McLane,
Jackson Mosley, Daniel Moore,
Jose Salvador, Haceem Shweil and
Ricky Wiggins.
Moore went to state last year.
Classmates English, Salvador,
Frenot and Mosley are expected to
be big contributors also.


Hardee Boys Weightlifting


March 7
March 13
March 15
March 22
April 6


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February 23rd, 2006 at 5:00 RM. for the general
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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Getting ready for the boys weightlifting season which starts March 7 are (front row, from left) Jackson Frenot, Haceem Shweil,
Daniel Moore, Jose Salvador, Jesus Jaimes and Eric Cobb; in back, coach Hacam Shweil, Demetrice Coney, Jackson Mosley,
Justin English, Jorge Lopez, Ismael Mancillas and Devan Lampley; not pictured, Ricky Wiggins and Dwayne McLane.


COURTESY PHOTO
Pinochle and euchre players take a break and pause for a pic-
ture.

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


COMING EVENTS
Get your tickets for the Luau on
Saturday, Feb. 18. It is always a
good time and hopefully it will b a
nice warm day. Don't forget the
auction on Feb. 25 which will start
with a chili supper at 4 p.m. On
Feb. 27, the craft club will have its
craft fair with many crafters selling
their crafts. There will also be a
bake sale and a luncheon will be
served. Everyone is welcome to
attend. Indiana Day is Feb. 24 and
Canada Day is Mar. 3. Sign-up
sheets for both events are in the
Activities Room.

BINGO
On Feb. 3, the paper special was
split between Sheri Chamberlain,
Bea Malone, Jerry McBride, Marge
Flumerfelt and Joan Dunlap. On
Feb. 6, the paper special winner was
Kay Dale. There are two hot balls
waiting to be won.

DANCES
There were 98 at the Valentine's
Dance with the Nite Lites on Feb. 4.
Cal and Betty Gadsby were
crowned King and Queen. If there
is such a good turnout again with
new residents and guests more
tables will have to be setup for
future dances as there were about
10 regulars who were missing. The
next dance is March 4 with
Southern Gold.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Feb. 8 were Wilma
and Lee Roy Behymer and Bill and
Marj Cook. The U.S. Pledge was
led by Frank Stephan, Sylvia Baker
led the Canadian Pledge and Rev.
Hall led the prayer. The 50/50 win-
ners were Paul Conley, Lot 470,
Betty Ardis, Nancy and Dewey
Morrison and Peggy Gushue.

CHURCH
Wilma Behymer, organist, and
Carole Jones, pianist, played sever-
al hymns for the prelude for church
service on Feb. 5. Special music

Have the courage to be ignorant
of a great number of things, in
order to avoid the calamity of
being ignorant of everything.
-Sydney Smith


was a duet by Romona Hansaker
..-and Maxine; .Stro.ne singing "I'll,
S.2.Fly.Astay.'B.NaoeyfMaHrrisori ditect-
ed the .ch'ier hf6r fit sentherm't Fhe
Communion Song." Rev. Winne's
sermon, titled "God's Truth Known
To Man," was based on Romans
1:.18-29. The Sacrament Of Holy
Communion was observed. Rev.
Don Merillat and Rev. Lloyd Hall
offered prayers at the appropriate
times during the communion ser-
vice. Ushers were Bill Cook, Gary
Householder and Jerry McBride.
Charlotte Householder and Zane
Heffner were communion stewards.

SCORES
Bridge Jan. 30: first Gary Breyer;
second Henrietta Swearingin; and
third Millie Cooper.
Euchre Jan. 31: ladies first Mert
Wolf; second Jean Willis. Men -
first Richard Griffith; second Mac
Sutherland. Four lone hands,
Richard Griffith.
Shuffling Jan. 31: three-game
winners Charlene Baker, Joy
Beckley, Lee Roy ,Behymer, Bob
Beshel, Bob Funkhouser, Doris
Griffith, Barb Kramer and Don
Stoneberg.
Bridge Feb. 1: first Ed Olson;
second Sharon Waterloo and third-
Mert Wolf.
Bowling Feb. 1: standings first
Shirley's Slayers, 31; second Pin
Busters, 24; third Comets, 18. John
Jackson had a 65 over average with
a 239 and Flo Smith had a 56 over
average with a 194.
Cribbage Feb. 1: first Dick
Robinson; second Ted DeFouw. 24
hand Ed Olson.
Pinochle Feb. 2: first Esther
Boddy; second Joe Bennitt. High
hand Joe Bennitt and Charlie
Howerter with 142.
Shuffling Feb. 2: CLV visited
Wagon Wheel. The CLV men' won
12 games to six and the CLV ladies
lost six games to 12.
Bridge Feb. 2: first Charlie
Molett; second Nancy Henshaw
and third Henrietta Swearingin.

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has not a friend to spare, -And
he who has one enemy will meet
him everywhere.
-Ali ibn-Abi-Talib


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PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a public hearing on
Thursday, March 02, 2006, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
Ap, endao, ,o. ,
06-13 "" .. ....
'.Rbert6dEstrada and Salvador Estrada by and through their
Authorized Representative request approval ofa Final Site Develop-
ment Plan for the location of a 60'x200'x18' metal building for the storage of
fresh tomatoes
On or abt Murphy Rd. S of Keene Rd 02 35 240000 06220 0000
25MOL ac
PARCEL 01-Beg at NE corn of Sec 02 & run S along paved rd 641 ft to POB,
thence N 86deg W along fence 1069 ft, thence S 01deg30min W along fence
804 ft, thence S 88deg30min E along fence 1091 ft to paved rd, thence N along
road 760 ft to beginning;
PARCEL 02-Beg at NE corn of Sec 02 & run W 1025 ft, thence S 255 ft, thence
E 1025 ft, thence N 255 ft to POB;
PARCEL 03-Beg at NE corn of said Sec 02 & run S along paved road 641 ft to,
POB, run thence N 86 deg W to W line of NE1/4 of NE1/4, thence N along said
line to NW corn of NE1/4 of NE1/4, thence E along said N line 307:ft, thence
S 255 ft, thence E to E line of said NE 114 of NE1/4, thence S 386 ft to POB
S02, T35S, R24E
06-15
Scott T./Stephen J. Sexton by and through their Authorized Represen-
tative requests approval of a Final Site Development Plan to
constructloperate a produce packinghouse on 14.94MOL acres, zoned A-1
2635250000 00130 0000
On or abt Sweetwater Rd, approx. 993' E of US 17
14.94MOL ac W1/2 of NWI/4 of NW1/4 LESS that part N of public Hwy LESS rd
R/W S26. T35S, R25E
06-14
Dane Hendry et al requests a Rezone of 5MOL ac from F-R (Farm-
Residential) to R-3 (Multiple-Family Residential) to use the parcel
to its highest and best use by developing 50-60 affordable housing apartments
On or abt Stenstrom Rd., approx. 788' E of Altman Rd
0834250000 08420 0000
5.0MOL ac W1/2 of NE1/4 of SWI/4 of SE114 LESS DESC TO ADAMS & Beg at
NW corn of E1/2 of NE1/4 of SW1l4 of SE1/4 & RUN THENCE E 136 ft thence S
350 ft thence W 136 ft thence N 350 ft to POB S08. T34S. R25E
06-16
Lavon/Linda Cobb requests a Preliminary Site Development Plan
for the location and operation of a heavy equipmentivehicle auction 04 times
per calendar year on 6.27MOL ac zoned C-2
On or abt Theater Rd. & St Rd 62 approx. 755' W of US 17
6.27MOL ac
Com SW corn of SWI/4 of NW1/4 of Sec N 206.20 ft for POB N 690.87 ft N
89deg53min10sec E 245 ft S 61.87 ft N89deg53min10sec E 165 ft E 629 ft S
89deg53min1 Osec W 410 ft t POB LESS R/W Theater Rd on W sl
S21,T33S. R25E
Roger Conley, Chairman, PlanninglZoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE
The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a Public Hearing to receive recommendations from the
Planning/Zoning Board on
Thursday, March 16, 2006, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for Agenda No. 06-14
Clifton N. Timmerman., Chairman, Board of County Commissioners
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Building/Zoning Department at least
two (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Land
Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are
available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 AM.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Zoning Department, 401 West Main Street, Wauchula,
Florida.
All Interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
record of the proceedings is made by a court reporter. 02:09,16c


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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO.: 252005CP000005
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MARIE CHANCE TOMLINSON, a/k/a
RESSIE MARIE TOMLINSON,
deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of,
MARIE CHANCE TOMLINSON, a/k/a
RESSIE MARIE TOMLINSON,
deceased, whose date of death was
December 23, 2005, and whose
Social Security Number is 261-54-
8311, is pending in the Circuit Court
for Hardee County, Florida, Probate
Division, the address of which is Post
Office Drawer 1749, Wauchula, FL
33873. The name and address of the
Personal Representative and the
Personal Representative's Attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS 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 February 16, 2006.
Personal Representative:
James Lewis Chancey
2744 Chancey Road
Wauchula, FL 33873
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John W. H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-3241
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
Attorney for Personal Representative
2:16, 23c


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO.: 252006CP000008
IN RE: ESTATE OF
LEXTON HARLEY ALBRITTON, a/k/a
L. H. ALBRITTON,
deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of,
LEXTON HARLEY ALBRITTON, a/k/a
L. H. ALBRITTONi' ddceasei,'; whose'
date of death was May 13, 2005, and
whose Social Security Number is
266-14-2121, is pending in the Circuit
Court for Hardee County, Florida,
Probate Division, the address of
which is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873. The name and
address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF 3 MONTHS AFTER THE
DATE 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 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
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
Kenneth B. Evers, Esquire
KENNETH B. EVERS, PA.
424 West Main Street
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
(863) 773-5600
Florida Bar Number: 0054852
Attorney for Personal Representative
MINNIE ALBRITTON
Personal Representative
4602 U.S. Highway 17 South
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
-(863) 735-1006 2:16, 23c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF
FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO.: 252006CA000003
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
CAROL LYNE ALBRITTON, a/k/a
CAROL B. ALBRITTON,
deceased,
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of,
CAROL LYNE ALBRITTON, a/k/a
CAROL B. ALBRITTON, deceased,
whose date of death was July 11th,
2005, and whose Social Security
Number is 509-32-4704, is pending in
the Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, FL 33873. The name and
address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
Including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy


of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN.
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS 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 February 9, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Hal Jones
3432 Palmetto St.
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John W. H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-3241
Florida Bar Number: 0650137 2:9, c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
GEO TRACKER
VIN #2CNBJ1862T6956110 /

CASE NO. 252005CA000678

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JOHN TIMOTHY REYNOLDS
AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING AN
INTEREST IN OR TO THE PROPERTY
DESCRIBED BELOW.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
forfeiture of the following described
personal property In Hardee County,
Florida:
Geo Tracker
VIN # 2CNBJ1862T6956110

has been filed against you by
Petitioner, THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA, POLICE DEPARTMENT,
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, on
Anthony L. Ritenour, Ables &
Ritenour, P.A., Attorney for Petitioner,
whose address Is 202 W. Main Street,
Ste. 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on
or before March 10, 2006, and file the
original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Petitioner's
attorney or Immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded In
the petition.
Dated this 1 day of February, 2006.
B. HUGH BRADLEY:
As Clerk of the Court
..By: Connie Cdker .
Deputy Clerk
2:9,16c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
1994 FORD F-150
VIN #1FTEF15N4RNB24433 /

CASE NO. 252005CA000658

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: ROBERT DOUGLAS GAR-
NER AND ALL OTHERS CLAIMING
AN INTEREST IN OR TO THE PROP-
ERTY DESCRIBED BELOW.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
forfeiture of the following described
personal property in Hardee County,
Florida:
1994 Ford F-150
VIN # 1FTEF15N4RNB24433

has been filed against you by
Petitioner, THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA, POLICE DEPARTMENT,
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, on
Anthony L. Ritenour, Ables &
Ritenour, PA., Attorney for Petitioner,
whose address Is 202 W. Main Street,
Ste. 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on
or before March 10, 2006, and file the
original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Dated this 1 day of February, 2006.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
2:9,16c

IN THE CIRCUIT COURT
OF THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
Case No. 252006CP000004
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF


ZELLA INEZ CAMPBELL, deceased.
NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of,
ZELLA INEZ CAMPBELL, deceased,
whose date of death was August 2,
2005, and whose social security num-
ber is 261-34-9966, Is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Drawer 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The name
and address of the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their


claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with this
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIODS SET FORTH
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIMED TWO (2) YEARS OR MORE
AFTER THE DECEDENT'S DATE OF
DEATH IS BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is February 9, 2006.
Personal Representative:
Alma Jean Chitty
5928 Clydesdale Place
Orlando, FL 32822
Attorney for Personal Representative:
John W. H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, PA.
Post Office Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-3241
Florida Bar Number: 0650137 2:9,16C
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT,
IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA

CASE NO. 252005DR000700
JACKQULON CAMEL POWELL /
Petitioner
and
PAUL MELVIN POWELL /
Respondent

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: PAUL MELVIN POWELL
1224 DAVID CT WAUCHULA, FL
33873
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you are required to serve a copy of
your written defenses, if any, to it on
Jackqulon Camel Powell, whose
address is 1224 David Ct Wauchula,
FI 33873 on or before March 10, 2006,
and file the original with the clerk of
this Court at PO Drawer 1749, or 417
W. Main St., Room #202, Wauchula,
FL 33873, before service on
Petitioner or immediately thereafter. If
you fail to do so, a default may be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the petition.

Copies of all court documents in this
case, Including orders, are available
at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.

You must keep the Clerk of the Circuit
Court's office notified of your current
address. (You may file Notice of
Current Address, Florida Supreme
Court Approved Family Law Form
12.915.) Future papers in this lawsuit
will be mailed, to the address on
treco:id at the clerk's office.

WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pleadings.
Dated this 6 day of February, 2006.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Court

By: Connie Coker
D.C.

"If you are a person with a disability, who
needs any accommodation in order to partici-
pate in this proceeding, you are entitled at no
cost to yqu, to the provision or certain assis-
tance. Please contact the Office of the Court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within two (2)
working days of your receipt of this Notice of
Action; if you are hearing or voice impaired,
call TDD (863) 534-7777 or Florida Relay
Service 711."
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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY,
FLORIDA

IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
$412.00 cash /

CASE NO. 252005CA000626

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: JESUS BALDOMERO
AGUIRRE AND ALL OTHERS CLAIM-
ING AN INTEREST IN OR TO THE
PROPERTY DESCRIBED BELOW.

YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action for
forfeiture of the following described
personal property in Hardee County,
Florida:

$412.00 cash

has been filed against you by
Petitioner, THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA, POLICE DEPARTMENT,
and you are required to serve a copy
of your written defenses, if any, on
Anthony L. Ritenour, Ables &
Ritenour, PA., Attorney for Petitioner,
whose address is 202 W. Main Street,
Ste. 103, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on


or before March 10, 2006, and file the
original with the clerk of this court
either before service on Petitioner's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded in
the petition.
Dated this 2 day of February, 2006.

B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
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In 1994, Charles Walker played
306 simultaneous games of
checkers at Dollywood in Ten-
nessee-winning 300, losing one
and drawing five.


COFFEE HOUR
Wednesday, Feb. 1 we had 43
residents present and the hostesses
were Jean Miller, Ardie McDonald
and Beth Thomas. Coffee hosts
sign-up sheets for February were
circulated.
Coupon winners were Doris
Geeting, Corrine Albertson, Vir-
ginia Kern, Harland Albertson, Moe
Welbaum, Muriel Gurney, Don
Rick, Jim Hardiman, Herb Catt and
Gerry Brackenrick.
Those we need to keep in our
special prayers are Toots Shobe
who is at Hardee Manor for physi-
cal therapy; Babs Cavaliere who
was called back home to Bradford
Canada for her husband's heart
surgery; Millie and Charlie Shick
are still in Michigan and report their
granddaughter is still in a coma but
improving.
Saturday, Feb. 4 the pancake and
sausage breakfast had 47 present:
Harold and Harlan Abertson fried
the sausage patties and Jean Miller
and Ardie McDonald manned the
pancake grills and coffee pots. The
food was great. A petition was cir-
culated and signed to petition Sprint
to upgrade their service to offer
DSL. The Doudes from Michigan
in Lot 68 were welcomed.
Merchant coupon winners were
Polly Albertson, Julius Goerbig,
Jack Brief, J.D. Dagget, Ann Kelly,
Marvin Seger, Doris O'Dell, Dick
Milbert, and Howie Snyder. 50/50
winners were Ann Kelly and Bob
Collison
Wednesday, Feb. 8 had 38 pre-
sent. Hosts along with Jean Miller
and Ardie McDonald were Kitty
Kelsey and Marvin Seger. Our
speaker this morning was Teresa
Stevens from Wellness Hearing in
Ellenton. She gave a complete pre-
sentation on hearing handicaps and
the necessity of yearly hearing ealu-
ations. Ms. Stevens will be at our
rec hall on Saturday, Feb. 18 to do
hearing testing. Tests will start at 9
a.m. and take approximately 45
minutes.
New residents in the park wel-
comed this morning were Jim and
Carol Brewster from Ohio, Bob and
Sandy Booker from Michigan and
Jack and Lois Mainland from
Southampton, Ontario..
There will be an ice cream social
on Sunday, Feb. 26. Merchant
coupon winners were Jack
Mainland, Fred Stahle, Marilyn
Catt, Kitty Kelsey, Ron Doude and
Jim Brewster. We were sorry to lose


Ike and Clara Todd who sold their
trailer and have moved back to
Michigan.

CHURCH
On Sunday, Feb. 5 Pastor Case
had his younger brother and sister-
in-law here to help us praise the
Lord. Don and Kim Case travel all
over the U.S. to sing the Lord's
praises. He plays the accordion and
they both sing. They did some old
songs and it was just beautiful. We
hope they will come back again.

CRIBBAGE
Wednesday, Feb. 8 had Junior
Athison in first with a 605, second
place was Fred Dale with 593 and
third place was Lee Jarvis with a
546.

Wright on! The Wright brothers
built the first U.S. Army plane in
1909. It flew 42.5 miles per hour.


EUCHRE
Saturday night, Feb. 4 had Mary
Lou Belanger in first place with 63.
There was a tie for second between
Moe Welbaum and John Latour
with 58 and Ron Kintz in third with
a 55. Mary Lou had the most loners
with six (fantastic) and low for the
night was Phyllis Goerbig with a
28.
Wednesday, Feb. 8 saw Carl
Craib in first with a 66. Betty Brief
came in second with 64 and Millie
Shick was third with 59. Marvin
Seger had the most loners with five
and I had the low for the evening
with 32.

PARK YARD SALE
Don't forget the park yard sale
will be held on Saturday. Get every-
thing you want to sell ready to go.
We hope to have a great turnout and
have lots of treasures for those out
looking. Everyone is welcome.

The first "wild card" team to
win the World Series was the
Florida Marlins in 1997.


Orange Blossom RV News
By Sandi Pucevich


LEGAL HOLIDAY


NOTICE


We will be closed


MONDAY,



February 20, 2006

in observance of



PRESIDENT'S DAY

Please transact your business

with us with that in mind.


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somwetiues so lo~g ago.
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three boys a a LittLe girL.
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where "wowUL'e" sed to ?LaU.
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where "vowvwL e" ~elt to 'pray.
it sees llkee olty yesterday, btut still
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Casa, Ark.
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original work may be submitted. Send your poetry to: Poet's Place,
The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873.


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SMemory Lane


Freda's Foibles
By Freda B. Douglas



Ella Wheeler Wilcox says: Say you are well or all is well with you, and
God shall hear your words and make them come true.

Continuing with my excerpts of Jeff Keller's book, "Attitude Is
Everything," used with his permission:


PHOTO SUBMITTED BY W4UCHULA POLICE DEPARTMENT
SThis photo was taken about 50 years ago in downtown Wauchula. Harry Yetter, who was chief of police
at the time, is shown with two boys who have been tentatively identified as (from left) Tommy Peiper and
Ben Carlton. The policemanin the background is Corbin Whidden. The photo was taken by Central
Pharmacy on the corner of Main Street and Seventh Avenue, where Heritage Park is today. Central
Pharmacy was connected to Lee's Barber Shop, C.B.'s Cafe, Weiner's Department Store and Coker Fuel,
which is still in business. Central Pharmacy eventually closed and in the 1980s the string of stores
caught fire and much of the building was torn down.

SHARE YOUR OLD PHOTOS WITH US!


Take readers on a walk down Memory Lane by sharing your photos from Hardee County's past. Bnng your submissions to the newspa-
per office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. or mail to The Herald-Advocate, PO. Box 338, Wauchula., FL 33873. Photos will be returned.


Lesson 7 How Are You?
I've observed that the responses to "How are you?" can be classified
into three categories: negative, mediocre and positive. Negative phrases can
poison your attitude ... and turn other people off. People who use mediocre
words will develop a mediocre attitude ... and get mediocre results. Those
who use positive words have a bounce in their step and you feel a little bet-
ter just by being around them. I'm energized and excited when I read a list
of positive words.

Lesson 8 Stop Complaining!
Earl Nightingale says this about complainers: Self-pity is an acid which
eats holes in happiness.
And doesn't it just make your day when your co-worker tells you that
he or she is nauseous? Let's face it. What can I possibly do for you if you
have a stomach ache? Go to a doctor if you have a medical problem.
Complainer's pain is always worse than yours.
William Penn says: "The secret of happiness is to count your blessings
while others are adding up their troubles."

Lesson 9 Associate With Positive People
Mike went off to college, where he met more positive people than neg-
ative people like he associated with in high school These positive people
wanted to learn, to achieve things. Mike decided to associate with positive
people. Almost immediately Mike started to feel better about himself. He
developed a great attitude.
In today's literature we see the terms toxic people and nourishing peo-
ple. Toxic people are the ones who always dwell on the negative.
Nourishing people are positive and caring.

Lesson 10 Confront Your Fears And Grow
Ralph Waldo Emerson says, "Do the thing you fear and the death of fear
is certain."
Motivational speaker Gil Eagles said in one of his seminars the author
attended, "If you want to be successful, you must be willing to be uncom-
fortable."
What do most people do when they face a frightening situation or new
activity? They back away from the fear ... and I can tell you without hes-
itation that it's a losing strategy.
Show me a successful person and I'll show you someone who confronts
his or her fears and takes action.
Nothing in life is to be feared. It only is to be understood. -Marie Curie

Lesson 11 Get Out There And Fail
She couldn't pay her credit cards for 26 years. She moved 25 times
looking for work. She was fired 18 times. She worked 26 years before she
earned an annual salary of $22,000, and she occasionally lived on food
stamps and slept in her car. Why did Sally Jessy Raphael do this? Because
she wasn't afraid to fail.
S You kept practicing riding a bike because you knew eventually you
would master that bike. Why were you ultimately successful riding your
bike? Persistence, repetition and positive encouragement were all factors in
your success.

Lesson 12 Networking That Gets Results
For the purposes of this lesson, let's define networking as the develop-
ment of relations with people for mutual benefit.
That is all I'm going to tell you about networking, but if you own a busi-
ness and haven't yet found out your employees keep you "out of the bread
line," then you need to read Lesson 12 especially.

Author Keller bids us goodbye with these words: If you're positive and
enthusiastic, people will want to spend time with you.

May the Lord shine His countenance upon you because He loves all crea-
tures, great and small.


After Thoughts
By C.J. Mouser


I don't need any reminders that I'm getting old. I'm reminded every day
when I can't remember what happened an hour ago or what I went into a
room for, or when I call one of my kids by the wrong name.
I used to be able to remember details from years ago. Now I'm lucky
if I can remember my own birthdate.
If all that's not enough, the physical signs are starting to crop up: the
tiny wrinkles and the body aches. I sometimes hurt in random places and
have absolutely no explanation why. I get phantom pains that show up and
go away just as quickly as they appeared, leaving me thinking that I am in
training for bigger aches and pains down the road.
Every now and then, though, something happens that gives me just a
glimmer of hope. Like yesterday morning when I woke up blind in one eye.
Doesn't sound like something that would pep me up, does it? Well,
that's how it worked out.
I got up at the normal time and stumbled to the bathroom, only bang-
ing into the wall once in the process, which was.when I heard a strange tin-
kling sound. I immediately disregarded the sound, however, because I do
good just to find my way around the house at 5 a.m.; I have no hope of solv-
ing any mysteries at such an early hour.
It was when I was exiting the bathroom that I discovered my right eye
had gone all wee-wonky. Everything seemed very far away and fuzzy and,
try as I might, I could not get that eye to focus.
"What now!?" I muttered to myself. Wasn't it enough that I had already
been doomed to bifocals? Now this? I blinked the eye repeatedly, hoping to
get some semblance of normal operation. I went through coffee making and
tuning in the Weather Channel on television using my good eye and a fair
amount of cussing.
I learned that walking around with one eye closed can make you a lit-
tle seasick and noted that if I kept my right eye half open the nausea abat-
ed, but caused the right eye to twitch uncontrollably.
Once I managed to find some form of function with one good eye and
one fuzzy eye, the morbid thoughts started to creep in. What is all this
about, anyway? A symptom of a brain tumor? The beginnings of a cataract?
No matter how I tried to focus on the weather, my thoughts were inexorably
drawn to my mortality.
The next thing I knew I was thinking about all the things I was going
to miss when this bad eye ultimately killed me. Surely it was optical cancer
or some never-heard-of rare and exotic disease that was causing this early
symptom, and I would never see my grandkids or take that trip to Ireland
that I've been planning. A great sadness set in when I came to the realiza-
tion that my days were now of lesser number than they were yesterday.
Now I had an inkling of what my future would be ... and it was short.
But I still had to go to work.
I set about getting ready: ironing my clothes, hunting for my shoes,
waking up the kids and trying not to get choked up knowing that I would
ultimately have to tell them that the old lady had one foot in the grave.
I made my way to the bathroom for my shower, and it was then that I


found the cause of the strange tinkling sound I had heard earlier. There was
what appeared to be a small rectangular piece of glass lying on the floor by
the bathroom door. I squinted at it with my good eye, trying to determine
what it was and where it had come from.
It was only when I got down on my knees by the toilet and picked it ip
that I let out a whoop of relief.
It was the right lens to my glasses.
I guess when I smacked into the wall in my sleepy stupor, I did it with
enough force to pop the lens out. Just to make sure, I reached for my glass-
es where they sat on the bridge of my nose. When my finger went right
through the frame and I poked myself firmly in the eye, I knew I had solved
the mystery and my heart soared.
Maybe I will see my grandkids. Maybe I will see Ireland. For now I
was just rejoicing in the fact that I could see at all.


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FOLKS BRAVE WEATHER
Fifty-nine people trudged
through the storm and pouring rain
Saturday, Feb. 4 to join us for
breakfast. They all said it was worth
it. Judy Cundiff and her sisters
Nancy Meyer and Sandi Jelen did a
wonderful job. Judy, Sandi arid
Nancy made gravy, then cooked
pancakes and sausage. Oh, and Bill


Cundiff also helped. As always,
Fred Marsh made the coffee and it
really hit the spot in that weather.

ICE CREAM SOCIAL
Bob and Patrice Christie and his
aunt and uncle Betty and Emerson
Christie hosted our social on
Monday evening. Anita Albert also
helped dish ice cream as 60 people


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By Inez McFalls


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lined up to indulge in Betty's home-
baked cakes and sugar free pies.
Betty did a fabulous job as evi-
denced by the number of those who
returned for seconds and thirds.

BINGO AND CARDS
Pokeno had five players this
week and Joyce Longueuil was the
big winner. Bingo on Feb. 2 had 24
players. Joan Newton won the
50/50 while three folks split the
jackpot, Dale Bohnett, Tom
Longueuil and Mary Lou Katzur.
Shirley Hyde, Betty Christie, Dale
Bohnett and Mary Lou Katzur won
merchant certificates.
On Thursday, Feb. 7 there were
18 players and Charlotte Longueuil
won the jackpot while Joanna Bray
took the 50/50. Mary Lou Katzur,
Bill Hood, Emma West and Dale
Bohnett won merchant coupons.

AROUND THE PARK
On Sunday, Feb. 5, 76 people
came out to listen to 21 musicians.
Loretta Goddard, Martha Wood, Art
Schaub, Don Morris, Pat Perrault
and Jim Walton won the 50/50.
Ruth Law, Larry Jauert, Lee Martin,
John Bayme and Martha Wood won
merchant coupons.


COURTESY PHOTO
Harold Lake keeps practicing so he can beat George.




Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown


CHURCH
We had 170 at church. The ser-
vice was backwards Sunday as
Pastor Paul Dixon preached first,
because his home church in
Wahneta was dedicating a newly
finished church building. Many
from Pioneer Creek went to the
dedication. Ushers were Miles and
Carolyn Anderson and Paul and
Ethel Finlay. Ray and Ruth Porter
are head ushers and they do a great
job of getting many people
involved in church services.

COFFEE HOUR
Monday at coffee we had 179.
We had a speaker from Tropical
Roofing. He gave a very short
speech and gave out prizes. We
sang Happy Birthday and Happy
Anniversary for the months of
January, March and April. There
will be 54 people going to the Keys
this week. Winners of the Super
Bowl were given their prize money.
The 50/50 of $70 was won by
Darlene Morrison.

GAME SCORES
Bowling Feb 1: ladies high
game of 175 Arlene Sebright, high
series of 459 Kay Glover. Men's
high game of 199 and. high series of
500 was Bob Gregoire.
Bowling Feb 8t: ladies Kay
Glover had high game 181 and high
series 477. Men Dave Thompson
had high game 221 and high series
568, Steve McIntire 568 and Bernie
Merema 556.
Bid Euchre Feb. 2: first Joyce
Gould, second Edie Thompson,
third Norma Houser, fourth Orla
Smith. Feb. 5 first Cal Oldham,
second Al Kill, third Orla Smith,
fourth Bob Whitton.

SHUFFLEBOARD
Inter-park shuffle: Fort Meade 17
Pioneer Creek 19. Feb. 2 at
Lakeland Mamie Morton got third
in consolation. Ruth Brown got sec-
ond in main at Bradenton.


NEWS OF INTEREST
At the sausage gravy and biscuit
breakfast on Feb. 4, we served over
95 hardy people who braved the
rain storm to come out and eat
breakfast with us. At the ice cream
social on Feb. 5 there were 204 in
attendance. We were treated with
half price night, because of a dona-
tion sent to us from Ron and Edra
Litman to celebrate their 60th
Anniversary. Ron and Edra are back
in Ohio, so we send a big Happy
Anniversary to them and we really
appreciate them thinking of us. Ice
cream servers were Norb and Gerry
Wilhelm, Norb and Grace Stang
and Bob and Sharon Allen.

OHIO PICNIC
The Ohio picnic was held
Saturday, Feb. 4 with 90 in atten-
dance. There were 63 from Ohio,
two from Wisconsin, 15 from
Tennessee and 10 from Kentucky.
Hosts were Dick and Rosie Reno,
Al and Carolyn Hetzel and LeRoy
and Shar Brasee. Those attending
donated many door prizes, also
table decorations of potted plants
were given away. Hosts for next
year will be Jim and Donna Apple,
assisting them will be Tom and
Jeanne Ricard. They ask that you
plan ahead and have a wrapped
white elephant for a door prize in
2007.

COMING EVENTS
On Saturday in the rec hall we
will have a craft sale at 9 a.m. and a
snack bar that day starting at 11. On
Feb. 19 there will be an ice cream
social.

WELCOME BACK
We are all glad to see Herb Bell
back in the park again. He had triple
by-pass surgery and is doing very
well. Herb and Edna Bell would
like to tell everyone they are grate-
ful for the prayers, cards and phone
calls for Herb. I myself would like
to say Happy, Happy, Happy Herb!


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2:00 Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock &
Machinery Exhibit
3:00 Midway Opens
6:00 Breeding and Heifer Show Arena
7:00 Steer Show Arena
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MIDNIGHT MADNESS
(Admission Free With Purchase of Bracelet ($15.00) Only After 9:00 p.m.)
5:00 Gates Open, Exhibition Hall, Livestock &
Machinery Exhibit
5:00 Midway Opens
7:00 Mrs. Hardee County Pageant Civic Center
7:00 Bullriding, Mutton Busting (6 yrs & under),
Steer Saddling, Old Timers Roping, Hula Hoop
Bull Standoff -Arena


Saturday, February 25, 2006
BRACELET DAY (Bracelets Available on Midway)
Available 12:00 5:00 ($15.00) 5:00 Closing ($15.00)
12:00 Gates Open
12:00 Midway Opens
12:30 3:30 Horse Training 101 (BE STILL) Arena
4:00 Mexican Band Arena
7:00 Mexican Bullriding Hula Hoop Bull Standoff, Mutton Busting(6 yrs & under) Arena


Sausage gravy and biscuit crew. Back row Ray Blais, Rich
Pearson, Ervin Williams, Bud Brown, Gert LaChance, Denis
LaChance. Front row Diane Pearson, Yvette Blais and Wanda
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Feb. 16 Girls Softball Lake Placid Away 5:30/7:30
Baseball tourney at Lake Wales Away TBA
Feb. 17 Girls Softball Haines City Away 5:30/7:30
Baseball tourney at Lake Wales Away TBA
Feb. 20 Boys/Girls Tennis Avon Park Away 4 p.m.
Feb. 21 Girls Tennis Sebring HOME 4 p.m.
Varsity Softball Lakeland Chr. HOME 5 p.m.
JV Baseball Sebring Away 4:30 p.m.
Varsity Baseball Sebring Away 7 p.m.
Feb. 22 Varsity Baseball Fort Meade HOME 7 p.m.
Feb. 24 Boys/Girls Tennis Okeechobee Away 4 p.m.
JV baseball Braden River Away 3:30 p.m.
Varsity baseball Braden River HOME 7 p.m.

Feb. 28 Boys/Girls Tennis Braden River HOME 3 p.m.
JV baseball Avon Park HOME 4 p.m.
Girls Softball Avon Park HOME 5:30/7:30
Varsity baseball Avon Park HOME 7 p.m.
March 2 Boys/Girls Tennis Booker HOME 3:30 p.m.
HJHS Volleyball Sebring Away 5:30/6:30


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Courthouse ReportS


COUNTY COURT
1 he following marriage licens-
es w,.re issued recently in the
off .;- of the county court:
I ,ancis Michael Thomas Jr., 35,
Wa ichula, and Claire Elizabeth
Roberts, 26, Wauchula.
Jose Lionel Canales, 29,
Bradenton, and Susan Gayle
Ortegon, 23, Bradenton.
Trevor Lorne Thompson, 26,
Wauchula, and Marilyn Cathrine
Monroe, 24, Wauchula.
John Manuel Borjas, 41, Zolfo
Springs, and Karista Newsome, 28,
Zolfo Springs.
Andrew Brian Smith, 19,
Wauchula, and Stephanie Maggie
Zuniga, 19, Zolfo Springs.
Freddie Martin Castillo, 33,
Wauchula, and Jennifer Nicole
Williams, 25, Wauchula.
T'; .mas Farklen Lee, 25, Parrish,
and Rhonda Mary Williams, 25,
Wauchula.
Alfredo Lopez, 25, Bowling
Green, and Marissela Rodriguez,
20, Bowling Green.
Raymundo Perez-Quezada, 27,
Wauchula, and Kotie Santellan, 22,
Wauchula.
Steven Thomas Derringer Jr., 19,
Bowling Green, and Brittany
Simona Lazo, 16, Wauchula.
The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently
by the county judge:
Tammy Williams vs. Bruce Little
and Denise Little, judgment of
eviction.
Long's Air Conditioning Inc. vs.
Wade Sperry and Audra Sperry,
voluntary dismissal.
Palisades Collectors LLC vs.
Lorraine Sconyers, judgment.
Unifund CCR Partners vs. Ethel
L. Wilson, judgment.
Household Finance Corp. vs.
Sissy Camacho and Bridget
McVay, dismissed.
Adventist Health System Sunbelt
Inc. d/b/a Florida Hospital
Heartland vs. Steve Prine, judg-
ment.
State Farm Mutual Automobile
Insurance Co. a/s/o Patrick
Mahoney vs. Adelaida Morales and
Juan Ventura, judgment.
The following inactive small
claims cases were dismissed for
lcki of progress:
Wauchula State Bank vs. Jose L.
Sosa.
Wauchula. State. Bank vs.
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o,-Donald Smith vs..-Charley..
Woods.


Roberta Beattie vs. Sharon
Griffin.
Joe Vance vs. Kimberly Stewart.
Gray E. Vance vs. Travis
Trinidad.
W.S. Badcock Corp. vs. Timothy
and Bettye Steedley.
HSBC Bank Nevada vs. Patricia
Walsh.
Wilma Mashburn vs. Ronnie
McCormick.
Camilo Morillo vs. Bruce D.
Pelham.
First National Bank of Wauchula
vs. Bobby Joe Lilies.
First National Bank of Wauchula
vs. Pablo Salgado.
Colonial Manor vs. Robert and
Angel Galvan.
Reson Holt vs. Sharon Griffin.
Diana Boyd vs. Peggy Hassell.
Billy or Janice Hill vs. Audrey R.
Haynes.
Billy or Janice Hill vs. Martha
Murphy.
Geraldine Hoffman vs. Candice
Kibrough.
Juanita Wright vs. John H.
Browdy.
Bryant Coker Scholarship Fund
vs. Victor Santos.
Capital One Bank vs. Mark A.
Roberts.
Long's Air Conditioning vs.
Stacy Costas and Linda Martinez.
Samuel Delatorre vs. Artemio
Hernandez.
Salvador DeLoera vs. Adriana
Lara.
Lorraine Dickson vs. Wanda
Stettler.
Marilyn Aker vs. Robert Cole.
Bank of Florida vs. Juan P.
DeSantiago.
Bryant Coker Scholarship Fund
vs. Nathan Bee.
Diana Boyd vs. Raemona
Brewster and Frederick Douglas.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court.
Cecilia Naranjo, battery and
affray; not prosecuted.
Gonzalo Nestor, battery, adjudi-
cation withheld, 12 months proba-
tion, 12-week batters intervention
class, alcohol abuse evaluation and
treatment, no weapons, no alcohol,
$667 fine and court costs.
Charles Nicolas Skitka, violation
of a domestic violence injunction
for protection, 10 days in jail with
credit for time served (CTS), $315
fine and court costs placed on lien.
Joe Anthony- Valdez. .possession.,
....of marijuana and possession of,
drug paraphernalia, not prosecuted.


Crystal Leeann Wilson, battery
and affray, not prosecuted.
Tammy Jean Anderson, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, 23 days
CTS, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $60
investigative costs.
Angel Colon, disorderly intoxi-
cation, two days CTS, $315 fine
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees, $60 investigative
costs.
Juan Pablo Espinoza-Perez,
resisting arrest without force, 50
days in jail CTS, 12 months proba-
tion, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $60
investigative costs; disorderly
intoxication, not prosecuted.
Manuel Hernandez, resisting
arrest without force, adjudication
withheld, probation 12 months,
alcohol abuse evaluation and treat-
ment, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, $50
investigative costs, restitution to be
set.
Jeremy William Kemp, disorder-
ly conduct, estreated bond.
Arlie Warren Kersey, domestic
battery and violation of a domestic
violence injunction for protection,
90 days 60 suspended, probation
12 months, 26-week batters inter-
vention class, no violent contact
with victim, $667 fine and court
costs and $60 investigative costs on
first charge, $315 fine and court
costs and $50 investigative costs on
second.
Samuel Salas Mendez, giving
false name to a law enforcement
officer, estreated bond.
William Clayton Arnold, domes-
tic battery, not prosecuted.
Kevin Leonard Collazo, viola-
tion of probation (original charge
retail theft), probation revoked, 60
days in jail, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Christina Rodriguez, violation of
probation (original charge posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia), proba-
tion revoked, 60 days CTS.

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.
Consuela Valdiviez, driving
while license suspended (DWLS),
20 days suspended, $330 fine
and court costs.
Ernesto DeSantiago, DWLS, 20
days suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Christopher Cody Bates, DWLS,
45 days suspended, $330 fine
and court costs.
Jose Luis Espinoza Jr., DWLS,
10 days suspended, $330 fine
and court costs.
Juan Pablo Espinoza-Perez, DUI
with property damage ard no valid
license, 50 days in jail, probation
12 months, license suspended six
months, DUI school, evaluation,
$662.50 fine and court costs, $50
investigative costs, restitution to be
set, 10 hours community service;
DUI with property damage (second
charge), not prosecuted.
Karla Fisher Glisson, DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $205 court
costs.
Alberto L. Marrero, DWLS, 20
days suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Charles Lawrence Bond, DWLS,
$330 fine and court costs.
Alfonso Espinoza, DWLS,
estreated bond.
Harold Whidden Jr., DWLS,
adjudication withheld, $330 fine
and court costs.
Jorge David Torres, violation of
probation (original charge DUI
with property damage), reinstate
probation with same conditions.


SCHOOL BOARD OF HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
1009 North 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873

HARDEE COUNTY SCHOOLS SEEK "HALL OF FAME" NOMINEES

Superintendent Dennis Jones requests that members of the public submit names for potential
inductees into the Hardee County Schools Hall of Fame. Nominees should be people who have made
significant contributions to their professional fields and who have attended public school in Hardee


County.
Letters of nomination will be accepted through February 24, 2006. The letter should include the:
nominee's name and address (or address of the nearest living relative if the nominee is deceased)
the approximate dates of enrollment in Hardee County Schools
a description of the nominee's accomplishments
the name and address of the person or organization making the nomination.
Letters should be addressed to:
Hardee County School Board
ATTENTION: Hall of Fame
P.O. Box 1678
Wauchula, Florida 33873
Persons previously nominated are kept on file for reconsideration each year.
There is no need to renominate anyone.
The program initiated in 1991 has recognized Mr. Merle L. Albritton, Mr. Shelley S. Boone, Mr.
John Burton, Governor Doyle E. Carlton, Sr., Dr. Leffie M. Carlton, Jr., Mr. Jesse S. Carter, Mrs. Exie
Cathcart, Mrs. Catheryn McDonald Coker, Mr. J.W. (Bill) Crews, Jr., Mr. Michael Crews, Mr. Standish L.
Crews, Mr. Joe L. Davis, Brig. Gen. Frederick H. Essig, Mr. W. Curtis Ezelle, Colonel John Cecil Fralish,
Mrs. Annie W. Hart, Dr. Harold E. Henderson, Miss Valda E. Long, Mr. John W. Maddox, Col. Donell
Matthews, Mr. Tom McEwen, Col. William Moran, Mr. Lawrence A. Roberts, Mr. Bartley Sapp, Mr. L. M.
Shackelford, Miss Ruth V. Southerland, Mr. Leon T. Stephens, Mrs. Myrtie W. Strickland, Mr. Dunning
Terrell, and Reverend R. Perry Tomlinson
The recipients will be inducted at the Senior Honors Banquet where Hardee Senior High School's
graduating seniors with a 3.50 grade point average or higher are recognized for their accomplishments.
The seniors and their parents will be guests of Mosaic and the Hardee County Education Foundation,
sponsc::s of the awards event. 2:9,1


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CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions
were filed recently in the office of
the circuit court:
Dianna J. Butler and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Comaletha Bishon Nckay Butler,
petition for child support.
Wauchula State Bank vs.
Margrene Lampley, petition for
mortgage foreclosure.
Rocky L. Williamson and Angela
M. Williamson, divorce.
James S. Havens and DOR vs.
Sonya I. Harvard, interstate petition
for child support.
Tiffany Clanton vs. Santos
Contreras III, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Elena T. Patino and Jesus A.
Patino, divorce.
James B. Platt vs. Lewis L.
Blount, petition to clarify property
title.
Brenda Lumley vs. Mark
Lumley, petition for injunction for
protection.
Cynthia Merrill and James E.
Merrill, divorce.
Jodi K. Oakes vs. Phyllip Mullis,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Rebecca Gibson vs. Wintz
Gibson, petition to register out-of-
area child support order.
.Jenny Lynn Albritton and Clint
Morgan Albritton, divorce.
Tammy Pidgeon vs. John Lee,
petition to register interstate child
support order.
Mattie Thomas Patterson vs.
Rolie Gamble, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.
Jason Alspaugh vs. Stella
Zuniga, petition to register inter-
state child support order.
Pamela Jean Murphy vs. Robert
Waylon Murphy, petition for
injunction for protection.
Ashley Hiers vs. Lewis E.
Brown, petition for injunction for
protection.
Ronald Kilpatrick vs. Janet
Kilpatrick Pridgeon, petition to
clarify property rights.
Mary L. Peavy vs. James E.
Peavy Jr., petition for injunction for
protection.
Safeco Insurance Co. vs. Donald
M. Faulkner, petition to award
damages.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Mary Stone vs. Margaret
Howell, injunction for protection.
Bessie L. Jones and DOR vs.
Jeffrey B. WiljIlams, voluntary ,dis-

SCarolina M. Luna'and DOR vs.
Pedro Castro Jr., voluntary dis-
missal.
B. Hugh Bradley as Clerk of
Courts of Hardee County vs. Lewis
E. Kinsey Jr. and Barnett Bank NA,
order.
Brent Garrod Drywall Inc. vs.
Shirley A. Coker and James H.
Coker Jr., judgment.
SFJV 2003 1 LLC vs. William
M. Gough and Stacy J. Gough,
judgment of March 28, 2005 vacat-
ed and case dismissed.
Christopher L. Norton and DOR
vs. Deanne D. Turner, modification
of child support.
Johnny Robert Carpenter vs.
Charles Derringer III, injunction
for protection.
Tommy Parker vs. Charles
Derringer III, injunction for protec-
tion.
Autney Hyder vs. Kenneth Duck,
voluntary dismissal of injunction
for protection.

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 sentencing guidelines. Final
discretion is left to the judge.
Christopher John Albritton, vio-
lation of probation (original
charges two counts possession of
methamphetamine and two counts
sale of methamphetamine), proba-
tion revoked, 364 days in jail CTS,
outstanding fines and fees placed
on lien.
Eric Lynn Barrington, aggravat-
ed battery on a law enforcement
officer, five years minimum/man-
datory 'Florida State Prison (con-
current with Highlands County sen-
tence) CTS, waive fines and court


costs; two counts aggravated
assault on a law enforcement offi-
cer, felony fleeing to elude an offi-
cer with lights and sirens active,
felony driving while license sus-
pended and reckless driving, not
prosecuted.
Javares Hall, violation of proba-
tion (original charges grand theft
auto, robbery with a firearm and
burglary with an assault and bat-
tery), violation affidavit with-
drawn, resume probation with same
conditions.
David Allen Smith Jr., fleeing a
law enforcement officer with lights
and sirens active, 26 months
Florida State Prison CTS, $100
fine, $395 court c6sts "aid $140
public defender fees placed on lien;


resisting an officer without violent
force, time served; DUI, refusal to
submit to DUI testing and DWLS,
not prosecuted.
Jerry Lee McCray, aggravated
battery with a deadly weapon -
amended to aggravated assault,
probation five years with condition
of 100 days in jail CTS, $100 fine,
$395 court costs and $40 public
defender fee placed on lien; bur-
glary to a conveyance while armed,
two counts aggravated battery with
a deadly weapon and three counts
false imprisonment, not prosecuted.
Rodney Joel Battiest, fleeing to
elude a police officer with lights
and sirens active, adjudication
withheld, 18 months probation,
$100 fine, $395 court costs, $190
public defender fees, $60 investiga-
tive costs, $90 restitution, 25 hours
community service; retail theft,
time served.
Santos Contreras, possession of
methamphetamine and possession
of drug paraphernalia, returned to
Drug Pretrial Intervention Program
(DPTI).
Antonio Guajardo Jr., two counts
sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of
a church and two counts possession
of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a
church with intent to sell.
Charles Halpain Jr., purchase of
marijuana, two years drug offender
probation, license suspended two
years, curfew, warrantless search
and seizure, evaluation and treat-
ment, no drugs or alcohol, random
drug screens, $370 court costs, 100
hours community service; posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, time
served;' possession of marijuana,
not prosecuted.
Marcus Darrel Hodges, posses-
sion of a firearm on school proper-
ty, not prosecuted.
Joel Chad Matthews, possession
of methamphetamine, possession
of drug paraphernalia and DWLS,
not prosecuted, transferred to coun-
ty court with filing of misdemeanor
and criminal traffic charges.
Rashay Renard Melton, tamper-
ing with physical evidence, posses-
sion of marijuana and possession of
drug parpahernalia, not prosecuted,
transferred to county court with fil-
ing of misdemeanor charges.
Malecio Vezquez Mendez, bat-
tery on a law enforcement officer,
adjudication withheld, probation
two years, $100 fine, $395 court
costs, $190 public defender fees,
100 hours community service;


resisting an officer with violence,
loitering and prowling, escape and
petit theft, not prosecuted.
Beau Allen Mitchell, purchase of
marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia, two years drug
offender probation, curfew, war-
rantless search and seizure, evalua-
tion and treatment, no alcohol or
drugs or associating with those who
do, $100 fine, $395 court costs,
$140 public defender fees, 100
hours community service; posses-
sion of marijuana, not prosecuted.
Janie Paulette Najor, possession
of cocaine, returned to DPTI.

The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Brian M. and Nicole Lynn
Spencer to Eric W. and Kari L.
Gicker, $28,000.
Sharon Eckhoff to Micah
Hendrickson, $25,000.
Agricultural Production Man-
agement to Selbourne and Daisy E.
Reid, $231,242.
Jeril R. Clenney and Janice B.
Clenney as trustees to John D. and
JeriKay C. Walker, $90,000.
William John and Elizabeth
Bloom Gill and Gary S. and Mary
Jean Gossman to Orangewood
Builders Inc., $15,000.
Victorino Cati to Thomas River
Jr. and Gardner's Welding &
Machine Shop Inc., $20,000.
E.J. Groves LLC and B.J. Groves
LLC to Gary W. and Regina P.
Blackman, $950,000.
Bruce W. and Marie A. McQuaig
to Roy H. Hancock Sr., Vivian N.
Hancock and Linda C. Constanza,
$14,105.
Boon Ma Lee to Amina Lee,
$130,000.
Barbara R. Odom to Homes of
Wauchula Inc., $62,000.
David and Virginia Murphy
Kersey to Samuel and Berenice
Sosa Ramos, $58,000.
William L. Jr. and Regina M.
Anderson to Torres & Sons Rentals
Inc., $270,000.
Charles Halbrook Cannon Sr. as
trustee to Rafael A. Jr. and Irma F.
Arce, $18,000.
Staton Inc. to David and Virgina
Murphy Kersey, $85,000.
Svert & Sons Produce Inc. to
MTR Farms Inc., $95,000.
George M. Jr. and, Vicki Lane
Parnell to Windmill Farms
Nurseries Inc., $433,010.


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE
Puruant to Section 715.109, notice is hereby given that the
following property will be offered for public sale and will
sell at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash:
A 1984 KIRKWOOD house trailer, VIN Number
14601002, and the contents therein, if any, abandoned by
previous owner, REAL HOME INVESTMENTS, LLC.
On Friday, February 17, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at Crystal Lake
Village Mobile Home Park, 237 Maxwell Drive, Wauchula,
FL 33873.

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Financial Solutions
By Patrick M. Lange
Licensed Financial Advisor.


NEW TAX BREAKS FOR 2006
New, exciting tax savings in 2006 include credits on buying a hybrid
car, home energy saving tax credits, the introduction of Roth 401(k)'s and
much more. So do something onod for the environment, save more for
retirement or give a larger gift to hl:.+l one, and you may also benefit with
a sizable tax break, a win-win way -c, proach a New Year of spending.
Buy a Hybrid
If you bought a hybrid gas-electric car in 2005, you could claim deduc-
tion of up to $2,000. However, if you buy a hybrid in 2006, you are eligible
for a tax credit of up to $3,400. (In general, credits are more valuable than
deductions because they represent a dollar-for-dollar reduction in your tax
bill as they are subtracted directly from the money you owe the IRS.
Furthermore, you don't have to itemize to claim them.)
But if you want the estimated $3,150 credit on a Prius, or any other car
from Toyota or its Lexus unit, you better move fast. Because of rules link-
ing credits to an automaker's overall hybrid sales, credits for Toyota hybrids
will likely be halved at the end of September, according to Money
Magazine, December 2005.
It is important to note that the hybrid car credits vary a lot and some
very fuel-efficient vehicles get no credits at all. In some cases, though, the
credits may be large enough to almost entirely make up for the additional
cost of the hybrid as compared to a non-hybrid. For estimated tax breaks on
different vehicles, visit the website of the American Council for an Energy-
Efficient Economy at aceee.org/transportation/taxcredits06.pdf. The IRS
will release official credit amounts for qualifying vehicles when available.
Home Energy
If natural gas prices weren't enough to encourage you to make your
home more energy efficient, the tax credit may be just the incentive you
have been waiting for. Thanks to the Energy Tax Incentives Act of 2005, you
can claim a tax credit for energy-saving measures such as energy saving fix-
tures and appliances, for example central air conditioners, new insulation or
exterior doors and windows. This tax break is limited to home improve-
ments during 2006 and 2007.
It is important to note that the credit for eligible home improvements,
such as new insulation and external doors, is generally 10 percent of the
cost, though for some items, the credit is a flat amount (up to a lifetime max-
imum of $500). So if you take a credit of $300 on energy saving improve-
ments in 2006, the most you could take in 2007 is $200. There are also
lower caps on specific improvements but you can use a combination of
improvements to reach the $500 maximum. For more information, go to
www.energytaxincentives.org.
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
If you don't use up your health care and dependent care flexible spend-
ing account dollars each year, typically you lose the money. Newly intro-
duced in 20Q5 is an extension allowing you to use eligible expenses incurred
up through March 15, 2006 to absorb your 2005 balance. However, you
must check with your employer as the extension is at their discretion.
For your convenience, you may also pay for nonprescription drugs
through a health care FSA. Furthermore, an employer can give you a debit
card for your health care and dependent care FSA spending to eliminate a
lot of paperwork and facilitate tracking your purchases.
Gift Tax
You may have made your $11,000 gift-tax-free gifts before the end of
2005. Now you may make the gift-tax-free gifts even larger as the annual
exclusion increased in 2006 to $12,000.'So feel good about giving to fami-
ly and friends, and consider giving more than ever before, especially if you
may be subject to estate taxes. Remember that couples can combine gifts,
totaling up to $24,000 per recipient per year.
.' Roth 401(k) Plans
Starting on Jan. 1, 2006, employers have been able to offer Roth 401(k)
retirement accounts. This new product allows employees to save up to
$15,000 per year (or $20,000 if you are age 50 or older) total contributions
in combination with any pre-tax 401(k) contributions made. The contribu-
tions come from after tax salary deferral dollars, but the funds enjoy tax-free
compounding and tax-free withdrawal of qualified distributions.
Seek Help
With so many new tax laws and new tools for saving available in 2006,
consider enlisting the help of a financial advisor to work with you to update
or create a financial plan and map out your savings and tax strategies.


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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
Feb. 12, Adelfo Jimenez, 20, of 304 Georgia St., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with DUI and no valid license.
Feb. 12, a business burglary on Will Duke Road was reported.
Feb. 11, Deangelo Romaro West, 36, of 5915, Edena St., Wimauma,
was arrested by Sgt.Kevin White on Hillsborough County warrants charg-
ing him with armed robbery, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, pos-
session of cocaine, delivery of cocaine and battery on a law enforcement
officer.
Feb. 11, thefts on Will Duke Road and U.S. 17 North and a vehicle
stolen on East Main Street were reported.
Feb. 10, Simon Lorenzo Brown, 18, of 1738 SR64 East, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on a warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation (original charge purchase of marijuana).
Feb. 10, Johnny Alvarado, 19, of 1005 N.E. Fifth St., Mulberry, was
arrested by Dep. Mixon Trammell on a warrant charging him with violation
of probation (original charge possession of marijuana).
Feb. 10, Robert Trevino, 42, of 1003 Steve Roberts Special, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Larry Benavides on a warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation (original charge possession of methamphetamine).
Trevino had initially been arrested Feb. 9 by the countywide Drug Task
Force on charges of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and pos-
session of a short-barrel rifle.
Feb. 10, Bobbi Jo Redfear,. 32, of 6731 Moore Ave., Arcadia, was
arrested by Sgt. Larry Benavides o6. DeSoto County warrants alleging vio-
lation of probation (original charges grand theft, fraudulent use of a credit
card and unauthorized use of a credit card).
Feb. 9, Joe Rolando Leyva, 37, of 128 Yelvington St., Putnam Circle,
Palatka, was arrested by corrections Ofc. R. Bryant on a court-ordered pick-
up.
Feb. 9, James Prevatt, 41, of 4575 Lighthouse Ave., Lake Wales, was
arrested on a charge of non-support.
Feb. 9, Donald Milton Rimes, 26, of 550 Webb Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy on warrants charging him with forgery,
uttering a forgery and grand theft.
Feb. 9, Domingo Valdiviez, 22, of 1401 U.S. 17 North, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Capt. Jimmy Harrison on Hillsborough County war-
rants charging him with violation of probation (original charges felony flee-
ing to elude a law enforcement officer and habitual driving while license
suspended).
Feb. 9, a 12-year-old Wauchula youth was arrested on charges of vio-
lation of probation (original charges burglary, criminal mischief and retail
theft).
Feb. 9, a fight on Dansby Road was reported.
Feb. 8, Victorino Cati, 32, of 1060 E. Gay St., Bartow, was arrested by
Det. Andrew McGuckin and charged with four counts kidnapping, four
counts false imprisonment, armed burglary, domestic sexual battery, aggra-
vated assault with a deadly weapon, domestic battery and tampering with a
victim. At the jail, he was detained by Sgt.. Barry Schnable on -a warrant
charging him with violation of probation (original charge violation of a
domestic violence injunction for protection).
Feb. 8, Earl Antwon McKinley, 35, of Oil Well Road, Port Charlotte,
was arrested by Capt. Jimmy Harrison on a court-ordered pickup.
Feb. 8, Tommy Kilpatrick, 34, of 1204 David Court, Wauchula, was
arrested by the Drug Task Force on capiases charging him with two counts
sale of marijuana within 1,000 feet of a church and two counts-delivery of
drug.paraphernalia.
Feb. 8, Wilfredo Santos Jr., 34, of 15 N. Fernwood, Clearwater, was
arrested by Sgt. Barry Schnable on a pickup order charging him with-civil
contempt and non-support.
Feb. 8, Ellis Steven Hodges; 30, of 3707 Ninth Ave. West, Zblfo
Springs, wasarriested by Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Lt'
Rodger Brutus on a pickup order on three counts of non-support.
Feb. 8, James Marshall Hullett, 26, of 3101 E. Main St., Lakeland, was
arrested on a warrant charging him with violation of probation (original
charge grand theft).
Feb. 8, a theft:on Will Duke Road and a vehicle stolen on U. S. 17
North were reported..
SFeb. 7, Victor Manuel Maldonado, 33, of 114 Franklin St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by the Drug Task Force and charged with armed traf-
ficking in methamphetamine.
Feb. 7, David Allen Smith, 34, of 1005 W. Charles St., Avon Park, was
arrested by Capt. Jimmy Harrison on Highlands County warrants charging
him with violation of probation (original charges DUI, fleeing at high speed
to elude a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with force and driving
while license suspended.).
Feb. 7, Richard Allen Friedhofer, 23, of 4003 Northlight Drive,
Naples, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on warrants charging him with
violation of community control house arrest (original charges grand
theft and two counts burglary of an unoccupied structure).
Feb. 7, a theft on Will Duke Road and a tag stolen on Dixie Ave.,
Wauchula.
Feb. 6, Rolie Gamble, 47, of 421 Grape St., Bowling Green, was


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arrested by Capt. Barry Schnable on a charge of violation of probation
(original charge domestic battery).
Feb. 6, Mario Lopez Tomas, 47, of 1866 Salena Lane, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with domestic battery.
Feb. 6, Jonathan Paul Leyva, 20, of 780 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with breach
of peace (disorderly conduct).
Feb. 6, a residential burglary on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, bur-
glary of a conveyance on U.S. 17 South and criminal mischief on Heard
Bridge Road were reported.
WAUCHULA
Feb. 12, a theft on West Main St. was reported.
Feb. 8, a residential burglary on South Ninth Avenue was reported.
Feb. 7, a business burglary on West Main St., was reported.
Feb. 6, criminal mischief was reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Feb. 12, criminal mischief on East Main Street was reported.
Feb. 8, a theft on Pleasant Way was reported.
Feb. 7, Daniel Cuevas, 42, P.O. Box 1196, Wauchula, was arrested by
Ofc. James Parker and charged with possession of methamphetamine, tam-
pering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest and
DUI.
Feb. 7, James Dean Knight, 44, of 808 Whitehurst St., Lakeland, was
arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with possession of cocairi
giving a false name to a law enforcement officer and driving with knowl-
edge of a suspended license.
Feb. 6, Charles Lee Rivers, 49, or ,06 Jones St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado on warrants charging him with six
counts of sale of cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school or public park, and
three counts possession of cocaine with intent to sell.


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Jackie Douglas cleans plaque from a
Poodle's Teeth.
Statistics released during the Afghan War revealed the average life
expectancy of a man in that country was 35 years old and I wondered
if anyone noticed his teeth. It was easy to see they were in terrible con-
dition and could have contributed to heart \alve lesions and kidney
failure. I am sure it1 was not the only reason Afghan's life expectancy
is 35 years, but the condition of his teeth would certainly be one of the
Issues
It made me think of a lady who came into my office last year with a
little dog that had a heart valve leaking so bad I could feel it through
the wall of its chest. I examined the dog thoroughly then opened his
mouth and it was absolutelN a disaster. I told her the dog had heart
val\e endocarditis caused by periodontal disease that had not been
treated. She broke into tears and said "Dr. Hendry. I though dental
treatments were just something \eterinarians did to make money."
I thought for a minute and told her the best way I could make money
would be to keep her dog ali\e for 20 years. Frankly, it would be dif-
ficult to count the number of dogs that come through our clinic that are
.lust not doing %\ell. TheN may be reluctant to chew hard food or they
may not be eating at all. They are losing weight and their breath would
stop a freight train.
Unfortunately most pet owners are accustomed to their pet's bad
breath and think it is normal, but it is not normal and if the condition
is left unchecked the gums will start to recede.
When that happens there will be deep pus pockets of infection with
bleeding and a lot of pain. Pet owners need to understand that peri-
odontal disease is the primary problem that affects a pet's mouth. Just
as in humans the accumulation of plaque on the teeth causes the gums
to s% ell and they) become inflamed The bad breath and bleeding gums
are the most consistent signs of a problem.
Unchecked perodontal disease can wreak havoc. When the gums start
to recede the supporting ligaments that hold the tooth to the jawbone
and the bone itself is damaged. Often an abscess develops and deep
pockets of infection causes pus. bleeding and considerable pain.
Severe cases of starter buildup requires ultrasound cleaning and pol-
ishing at a veterinarian's office for pets and at the dentist's office for
humans
With the ad\ent of modern presentati~e medicine for pets. including
control of contagious diseases with vaccine heartworm preventative
medication and the control of internal and external parasites, dogs are
leading a longer and healthier life and dental care needs to be an
important part of that regime.
There has been a lot of literature showing up on my desk recently
reminding me that February is National Dental Health Month, but
good dental care is critical for pets and their owners on a 24/7 basis.


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