<%BANNER%>
HIDE
 Section A: Main
 Section B
 Section B: Hardee Living
 Section B: The Classifieds
 Section B continued
 Section C














The Herald-advocate
ALL ISSUES CITATION SEARCH THUMBNAILS MAP IT! PAGE IMAGE ZOOMABLE
Full Citation
STANDARD VIEW MARC VIEW
Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UF00028302/00097
 Material Information
Title: The Herald-advocate
Portion of title: Herald advocate
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: Wm. J. Kelly
Place of Publication: Wauchula Fla
Creation Date: November 30, 2006
Publication Date: 1955-
Frequency: weekly
regular
 Subjects
Subjects / Keywords: Newspapers -- Wauchula (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Hardee County (Fla.)   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
newspaper   ( sobekcm )
Spatial Coverage: United States -- Florida -- Hardee -- Wauchula
Coordinates: 27.546111 x -81.814444 ( Place of Publication )
 Notes
Additional Physical Form: Also available on microfilm from the University of Florida.
Dates or Sequential Designation: 55th year, no. 31 (Sept. 2, 1955)-
 Record Information
Source Institution: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: aleph - 000579544
oclc - 33886547
notis - ADA7390
lccn - sn 95047483
System ID: UF00028302:00097
 Related Items
Preceded by: Hardee County herald
Preceded by: Florida advocate (Wauchula, Fla.)

Table of Contents
    Section A: Main
        page A 1
        page A 2
        page A 3
        page A 4
        page A 5
        page A 6
        page A 7
        page A 8
        page A 9
        page A 10
        page A 11
        page A 12
    Section B
        page B 1
    Section B: Hardee Living
        page B 2
        page B 3
        page B 4
        page B 5
    Section B: The Classifieds
        page B 6
        page B 7
        page B 8
        page B 9
    Section B continued
        page B 10
        page B 11
        page B 12
    Section C
        page C 1
        page C 2
        page C 3
        page C 4
        page C 5
        page C 6
        page C 7
        page C 8
Full Text






New! Snapshot

W On Local Life

... Column 9A


-^ Horses Help

SHandicapped

... Story 11A


The


106th Year, No. 51
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


Ae' -


460
Plus 4o sales tax


SThursday, November 30, 2006


Children OK



In Bus Crash


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A school bus crash on Tuesday
afternoon left six students slightly
injured.
SBus 104 from North Wauchula
Elementary School was waiting on
East Main Street to turn into
Riverview subdivision at 2:06 p.m.
when it was corner-swiped by a
pickup truck, said Dick-Daggett,
school director of transportation.
'"-Waching kids strapped on
stretches, it kind of gets to you.
These buses carry valuable cargo. It
takes a toll on adults who have to
come get their kids," commented
Daggett.
Ambulances transported two
girls, a kindergartener and first
grader, to Florida .Hospital-Wau-
chula, where they were treated and
released. Four boys,, two fifth
graders and two first graders, were;
checked by paramedics, then par-


_. ,

PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Celtic dancers (front row) practice their steps in a Monday night rehearsal' as Sherry Miller conducts the musicians and vocal-
ists in the annual "Treasures of Christmas" performance, which opens tonight (Thursday). It is the first major event of the holiday
season here.


Holiday Events Stuff Hardee 's Stocking


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
It is the most wonderful time of.
the year, and Hardee County will
be hosting several Christmas events
that should not be missed.




Christmas


Cheer


Needed!
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Helping others for Christmas is
often a family tradition.
People in Hardee County have a
golden opportunity to help their
own with gifts for Resthaven folks
.for Christmas.
The 2004 hurricanes devastated
the adult congregate living facility
in the Lemon Grove community,
closing it for nearly a year. One of
the areas most damaged was that
holding the Christmas decorations.
So, the tree this year is a bit sparse
with odds and ends they've gath-
ered, said manager Michelle
Crawley-Yeomans.
,She welcomes any help getting a
more Christmasy atmosphere for
the 22 residents who presently call
the rebuilt facility "home." New or
used, it doesn't matter, whatever
See CHEER 2A


WEATHER
DATE Itff LOW RAIN
'11122 66 35 0.00
11123 73 38 0.70
11124 77 38 0.00
11/25 78 53 0.00
11/26 79 58 0.00
11/27 81 58 0.00
11/28 83 63 0.00
TOTAL Rainfall to 11121106 34.03
Same period last year 58.15
Annual average 58.45
Source: Univ. of Fla. One Research Center


INDEX
Classifieds....................... 6B
Courthouse Report.........4C
Crime Blotter.................3C
Hardee Living................2B
Information Roundup.....4A
Lunch Menus...............8C
Obits .............4A
Puzzle.............................. 9A


From a rousing chorale perfor-
mance to the annual Christmas
parade to the many bazaars and
sales, this weekend will be full of
activities to help everyone get into
the holiday spirit.
The Heartland Chorale will be
performing the "Treasures of
Christmas," featuring the best of
music and dance and kicking off
the holiday season here. Over 80
vocalists from the Heartland and 40
Imperial Symphony Orchestra in-
strumentalists will dedicate their
talents to the spirit of Christmas..
Accompanying them will be a
series of.ballerinas, Celtic dancers,
a 1950s medley and even Santa
Claus himself. Highlights of what
is to come will be selections from
Handel's "The Messiah" and
dances from Tchaikovsky's "The
Nutcracker."
Performances will be tonight
(Thursday) and Friday. Both begin


at 7 p.m. at the Hilltop Elementary/
Hardee Junior High Auditorium.
Tickets are $110 each, and seating
is first come, first served. For more
information on the Heartland
Chorale, call 773-6129.
Starting at 6 p.m. on Saturday is
the county's very own Christmas
Parade. This year's: theme is
"Christmas, Past Present &
Future."
The parade starts in the field
behind the former Hardee Junior
High. It will turn east onto Main
Street and head through downtown
Wauchula to George Burris Road,
the old Fifth Avenue, then turn
south.
It will travel for another block
and turn west on Orange Street,
then proceed to Florida Avenue,
where it will turn north and return
to the old junior high.
Riding ahead of the parade will
be representatives of the Wauchula


Police Department and the Hardee
County Sheriffs Office, since the
officers themsel'e\s will be busy
directing traffic for the parade.
These representatives, all family
members of the officers or youth
auxiliary members, will be collect-
ing donations in the form of money
and unwrapped toys for underprivi-
leged children.
Leading the parade will be
Hardee Senior High School's
Junior Reserve Officer Training
Corps color guard. And after them
will be Mrs. Hardee County Sophia
Peavey and her husband, Eric, who
has just returned from serving in
Iraq.
"We have arranged this because
we really want our county to realize
.that we have people from the com-
See EVENTS 2A


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
O The Heraild-Advo;cate` :'"' '
An inmate who escaped from the
Hardee County Jail by squeezing
through a visitation-room window
has, earned a dozen years behind
bars for his stealth.
Gary Dale Lamb, 49, had served
his time here for retail theft but was
awaiting transport back to


Lamb


ents or guardians took them for
treatment, reported Daggett.
There is a list on the bus of every
student and his/her home phone
number or contact person. A dupli-
cate is kept at the bus depot.
Daggett said the office was notified
by radio and immediately began
contacting parents of the 38 stu-
dents on the bus. Twenty-one came
to get their children. Another 17
students, whose parents could not
come or could not be reached, were
transferred to another bus and con-
tinued on their way home, said
Daggett.
According to a Wauchula Police
Department report, the accident
occurred shortly after 2 p.m. when
Christopher Brent Saldivar, 29, of
682 Chamberlain Dr., Wauchula,
was driving a 2001 Ford pickup
east. He didn't realize the bus was
turning until it was too late, and
See CRASH 2A


Kentucky for an alleged parole vio-
lation there when he made good hi
escape on April 4 of last year.,
He and the woman who helped
him by bringing the tool to remove
the window bolts, Betty Jo Wilson,
were captured in South Dakota and
brought back to Hardee County on
Sept. 8 of 2005, after five months
on the lam.
Circuit Judge Robert L. Doyel
recently sentenced Lamb to 12
years in prison for that escape, and
the judge ordered the new term to
run consecutively to any other sen-
tence Lamb may be serving.
Wilson is set to appear before
Doyel on Dec. 19. She is charged.
with aiding Lamb's escape.
According to Maj. Claude Harris
Jr., spokesman for the Hardee
County Sheriffs Office, Lamb told
Wilson through telephone conver-
sations which tool to. bring to her
See ESCAPEE 2A


NAILED!


College Fair Saturday



Features Black Schools


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What do Florida black colleges
have to offer?
Students in grades 8 through 12
can find out at Saturday's Black
College and University Fair.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the free
Hardee County college fair will
welcome all students countywide,
but they are asked to pre-register so
that there will be enough materials
available for everyone. Lunch will
also be provided free. To register,
call 773-6556 by Friday.
Seniors are asked to bring a copy
of their school transcripts for schol-
arship and eligibility review.
Representatives from the Histor-
ical Black Colleges and Universi-
ties in Florida will be on hand.
Information will be available on
Florida A&M University, Edward
Waters College, Bethune Cook-
man College and Florida Memorial
University.
"This is the first college fair and
we hope to have more," says Rev.
Regional Franklin of the First
Missionary Baptist Church of
Wauchula, 1347 Martin Luther
King Jr. Avenue.
Franklin, installed as pastor at
First Missionary Baptist on Aug.
13, hopes to make a difference in
the small rural community as he


has in the Tampa Bay. community.
On Oct. 6, Franklin was awarded
an honorary doctor's degree from
Florida Beacon College in recogni-
tion of his work in the Tampa Bay
area, "his dedication to reaching
out to children that did not see a
way out, young men that had no
outlook other than standing on the
corner."
Over the years he has supported
hundreds of students, helping them
attend college programs at Florida
Memorial and Florida A&M uni-
versities. He has also helped them
get scholarships and grants to all'
four Florida black colleges for
many who there was no way for
them.
In Wauchula, Rev. Franklin vows
"to leave no child behind." His
church will start a tutorial program
at First Missionary Baptist in
January to "help all students of that
area to reach his or her highest
potential."
On Saturday, guidance coun-
selors will be on hand to assist stu-
dents and parents in making the
correct choices while in high
school and provide information on
Bright Futures scholarships.
For more information, call Pastor
Franklin at 813-758-8670 or 813-
689-8670.


....
S -. ,




.. ,*:\ --,. -" a..'.,;





PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
Professional photographers carry cameras with them at all times, mindful of the fact that one
never knows when an opportunity will present itself. A big Wauchula parking lot became the per-
fect spot to capture an avian close-up on Sunday. But, after snapping this crystal-clear shot of
the gold of the bird's eye, it was the nail in the tire that the photographer focused on instead.
Turns out the opportunity was to do a good deed. A phone call prevented a flat, thanks to this
birds-eye view.


Escapee Gets 12 Years


I









2A The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006


SThe Herald-Advocate
.- Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
JAMES R. KELLY
..Publisher/Editor
CYNTHIA M. KRAHL
,' Managing Editor

OAN M. SEAMAN RALPH HARRISON,
Sors Editor Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
a Assr. Production Manager
-115 S. Seventh Ave. so's
,- Phone: (863) 773-3255
,5O Box 338
Wauchula,FL 33873 Fax: (863) 773-0657

)blished weekly on Thursday at Wauchula. Florida. by The Herald-Adocate Publishing
Co Inc. Periodical Postage paid at U S. Post Office. Waucbula. FL 33873 and additional
henry office (USPS 578-780), "Postmaster," send address changes to The Herald-
A'dvocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula. FL 33873.

SUBSCIIPTIONS:
DEADLINES: Hardee County
: Schools-Thursday 5p.m. 6 months $16. I >r 528. rs $54
Sports Monday noon Florida
U'Living-Thursday 5 p m 6 months S20. I r. $37, 2 yrs. $72
eneralNews Monday 5 p.m Out of State
Ads -Tuesday noon 6 months $24; I yr $44,2 .rs $86

IBETTERS:
'jThe Herald-Advocate welcomes letters to the editor on nmaters of public interest Leners
shouldd be brief, and must be writtenn in good laste, signed and include a dayntme phone
Number.
SSUBMISSIONS:
':Press releases on community matters are welcome Submissions should te itped. dou-
.ble-spaced and adhere to the above deadlines All iems are subject to editing


Kelly's Column
By Jim
III


Hardee County has had a shortage of rental apartments, even before the
hurricanes of 2004.
A couple of years ago Country Manor Apartments opened along State
Rd. 62 with 120 apartments. All are full, and there is a waiting list of 30.
This coming March Valencia Gardens will open at Hwy. 17 northbound
in south Wauchula with 106 apartments. All are pre-rented, with a waiting
list of 30.
Both complexes are owned and managed by Carlisle Development,
Management, Construction Inc. of Miami.
The company is planning a 60-unit apartment complex on Maxwell
Road east of Colonial Arms Motel.
The monthly rents are $394 for one-bedroom, $477 for two-bedroom
and $546 for three-bedroom apartments. They have a refrigerator, stove,
dishwasher and microwave. Country Manor has eight low-income apart-
ments at lesser rents.
Valencia Gardens will only have two and three-bedroom apartments.

Hardee High had an excellent football season that concluded Friday
with a four overtime loss to a strong Bartow team. The Yellow Jackets won
the state title in 1996.

Basketball season is underway for the boys' and girls' teams at Hardee
High.


Florida will play Arkansas Saturday for the SEC football title. FSU and
Miami both finished with disappointing 6-6- records.

Terry Smith of Land O'Lakes has completed a very nice mural on the
north side of the Wauchula City Hall.
Oneita Revell and Louise Weis have painted a very nice mural on the
Florida Fence Post building in Ona.


Oh, how great and glorious art
is! It shows more devotion than
a friend, it is more faithful than
a mistress, more consoling than
a confessor.
-Alexandre Dumas


COURTHOUSE REPORT
An entry under the traffic
division of the Courthouse
Report published on Nov. 16
was incomplete. Timothy
Allan Merchant, charged with
driving while license suspend-
ed and possession of a sus-
pended license, was assess-
ed $330 in fines and court
costs and was given a sus-
pended sentence of 30 days
in jail. That sentence will be
dismissed if Merchant pro-
duces a valid license at his
next court date on Jan. 3. The
Herald-Advocate apologizes
for any confusion the entry
may have caused.

At The Herald-Advocate, we
want accuracy to be a given,
not just our goal. If you
believe we have printed an
error in fact, please call to
report it. We will review the
information, and if we find it
needs correction or clarifica-
tion, we will do so here.
To make- a report, call
Managing Editor Cynthia
Krahl at 773-3255.


CHEER
Continued From 1A
folks can bring is helpful, the man-
ager said.
"We could use gift bags for the
residents, lights and decorations for
the tree or their rooms and
Christmas or nostalgic music or
videos," said Crawley-Yeomans.
There will be a Christmas party
on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. for the
residents, their families and whoev-
er wants to come. "We've saved
some food aside for Christmas din-
ner, but could use help on a lot of,
other things," she said.
The facility's stereo was
destroyed in the hurricanes, but
they have since gotten a little radio
with a CD player, and recently
obtained a VCR/DVD. "It would be
nice to have some videos of
Christmas favorites or old-time sto-
ries like "The Waltons," Christmas
music for the CD," she added.
Another things suggested was
decorations, lighted houses, strings
of lights, wreaths or garlands for
the mantels and hallways and deco-
rations, such as baskets of flowers
to brighten the residents' rooms.
Stocking stuffers or gift bags are
another idea, bootie-type slippers,
sox with gripper bottoms, hand
lotion, shampoos, button-up sweat-
ers for the 20 ladies, or size large
long-sleeved button-up shirts for
the two men, perhaps fleece throws
or small pillows for the neck or
feet.

Autumn arrives in the early
morning, but spring at the close
of a winter day.


The 2001 Ford pickup which struck the bus was more heavily damaged.


EVENTS
Continued From 1A


munity serving overseas, and we
-want everyone to support our
troops," said Janet Hendry, execu-
tive director of the Hardee County
Chamber of Commerce.
There will also be other royalty
riding in the parade, such as the
Homecoming Queen and King and
Miss Hardee County.
The Blue Star Brigade from the
high school and the junior high
band will both be marching and
performing for the crowd.
"Currently, we have 24 floats
registered and 19 sponsored vehicle
groups," said Hendry. "But we
expect to have more added to that
before Friday," she added.
There are four categories for
floats this year: Church, Non-
Commercial, Commercial and RV
Park. Each category will be judged
by a panel of judges from out of
town that will be stationed at Main
Street Heritage Park.
As always, jolly old St. Nick will
be making his appearance in the
parade. This year he is sponsored
by Robarts Family Funeral Home.
Announcing this year's parade
will be Gary DelToro from WFLZ
106.9. It will also be broadcast on
television by Comcast Channel 30.
After the parade has run its
course, Santa. Claus will be visiting
Heritage Park, so, kids, it's your
opportunity to let him know what
you want for Christmas. Parents,
will also be able to take their chil-
dren's pictures on Santa's lap.
In addition to the parade on
Saturday, the Wauchula Garden
Club and Wauchula Woman's Club
will be sponsoring the fifth annual
Arts & Crafts Show at the corner of
Palmetto Street and Seventh Ave-
nue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
All manner of handmade crafts
will be sold, like greeting cards,
purses, candles and pottery. There
will also be jewelry, wood crafts
and plants. A poinsettia grower
from Bradenton will be visiting, so
those who attend can pick up their
traditional holiday plants.
"We have 25 vendors coming,
with a nice variety of things to
buy," said Janet Perrine of the
Wauchula Garden Club.
Antiques will also be sold at the
event, such as Victorian-style jew-
elry and a few other surprise items.
The Garden Club will be selling
chili, hot dogs, fruit cups and cook-
ies in case anyone gets hungry
while shopping. A vendor with a


variety of jams:and jellies' ..II i also
be at the show. "
Mrs. Claus will be making an
appearance from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on behalf of the Wauchula
Woman's Club, giving everyone a
nice photo opportunity.
The First United Methodist
Church will be holding its annual
Bazaar on Saturday from 8 a.m. to
2 p.m. in the Felli.'. ;hip H.11l .i 207
N. Seventh Ave. in Wauchula.
There will be a bake sale, jellies,
clothing, crafts, Christmas wreaths
and pickles. Lunch will be served.
Northside Baptist Church will be
sponsoring a yard sale at the corner
of Eighth Avenue and Polk Road.
It will last from 8 a.m. to noon on
Saturday.
Baked goods and drinks will also
be sold, and all proceeds will bene-
fit the children's department at the
church.
Another arts and crafts sale will
be taking place in the Pioneer
Creek RV Park in Bowling Green.
It begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 1
p.m. in the recreation hall. A snack
bar will be available.
The Hardee Choir Festival will
be taking place on Tuesday at 6:30
p.m. at Florida Hospital in Wau-
chula. Performing will be Tip Toes,
Dance Studio and the choirs from
Hardee junior and senior high
schools.
Refreshments will be served, and
Santa and Mrs. Claus will be mak-
ing a special appearance.
The choirs can be heard again in
a special concert next Thursday
night, Dec. 7, at the auditorium on
the campus of Hilltop Elementary
and Hardee Junior High.
And, finally, for those of you
who wish to get your Christmas
shopping done early in town, busi-
nesses on Main Street in Wauchula
will remain open for later hours
next Thursday.
The businesses participating will
be denoted with a snowflake dis-
played somewhere on the store-
front.
As one can tell, a varietyof activ-
ities await, and the hardest decision
residents will have to rriake is
which to go to first!

It is a mistake to try to 1ook too
far ahead. The chain of destiny
can only be grasped ore lin.i at.
a time.
-Winston Churchill


CRASH
Continued From 1A
tried to go around the bus but
couldn't because another car was
coming head on. Sgt. Ron Luke,
who investigated the crash, charged
Saldivar with careless driving.
The bus driver, 47-year-old
Belinda Romeo Anderson, has over
13 years experience. "I watched the
tape and she did everything right.
She did a good job. She got the bus
off the road into the nearby parking
lot as drivers are trained to do. One
of the children injured was her
daughter and both were back today
(Wednesday)," said Daggett.
"The bus did what it was sup-
posed to do. The sheet metal
absorbed the impact and protected
the engine. The kids were above it
and so weren't hurt badly, he also
noted.
"Drivers, please, keep your eyes
open. Even if it inconveniences you
for a. few minutes, be patient with
us. Watch out! We just want to get
these kids home safely," concluded
Daggett.



ESCAPEE
Continued From 1A
next visit with him.
With the window glass removed,
Lamb then squeezed through the
11x15 opening, changed his cloth-
ing, and walked out of the visitation
room and into the lobby to free-
dom.
The pair then traveled west,
eventually being spotted in a truck-
stop parking lot. Wilson was taken
into custody there, while Lamb
attempted to elude authorities by
first fleeing into a nearby Wal-Mart
store and then out into a cornfield.
Following the escape, the win-
dow bolts in the visitation room at
the Hardee County Jail were
replaced with special security fas-
teners, Harris said.
Further, steel bars ha\e been
welded across all the ndows,' nar-
rowing any potential opening to a'
mere 6x11, he said.



Zolfo Springs
Closes Offices
The Town of Zolfo Springs will
close its offices for several days
in December for housecleaning.
The first closure will be next
Wednesday, Dec. 6. The office
will also, be closed: all 'other
Wednesday of the thonth, Deb.
13, 20 and 27.


Nutrition Notes

GREEN TEA: THE CONFUSING BREW
Headlines announcing a "Journal of the American Medical
Association" study linked consumption of green tea with protection from
stroke, but not cancer, caught many people by surprise. Tea provides a good
example of why we need to consider both laboratory and population stud-,
ies in choosing steps to lower cancer risk and promote overall health.
Green tea contains relatively high amounts of a type of phytochemical
called EGCG. Laboratory studies have shown EGCG is a powerful antiox-
idant. A variety of antioxidants from plant foods seem to stabilize "free rad-
icals," protecting DNA from damage that could allow cancer to develop,
aid protecting blood vessels from .damage that could promote blockages.
Laboratory studies show EGCG can also increase production of enzymes
that protect us from cancer-causing substances, decrease levels of a sub-
stance key to promoting cancer development, and increase cancer cell self-
destruction..
In most studies checking signs of green tea's effects in people, antiox-
idant levels in the blood increase, showing we can absorb antioxidant com-
pounds in tea. For example, in a study of 133 heavy smokers who are
exposed to DNA damage from smoking four months of drinking 4 cups
(8 ounces each) of decaffeinated green tea daily reduced the signs of DNA
damage by 31 percent.
Large population-based studies of the impact of green tea show much
less consistent results. Some population studies link higher green tea con-
sumption with lower risk of colon, stomach, breast, prostate and other can-
cers. Other, similar-type studies, show no effect. In the recent study of more
than 40,000 Japanese adults, those who drank at least one, three-ounce cup
of green tea daily suffered 25 percent fewer deaths due to cardiovascular-
disease than those who did not drink it daily. However, deaths due to stom-
ach, lung or colorectal cancer did not decrease, even with five or more
three-ounce cups daily. It's possible we might see cancer protection if we
look at those drinking the equivalent of three or four eight-ounce cups daily,
which some researchers suggest may be needed for cancer protection.
Benefits in the effects seen in tea drinkers may come from other-
healthy habits. Differences of study findings may also mean green tea offers
more benefit for some people than others, depending on diet or exposure to
risk-producing substances such as tobacco or pollution. One study, for
example, suggests tea and soy may produce similar benefits, and consum-
ing one may decrease the chances of benefit from the'other. That might
explain why cancer protection was not seen in the recent study of Japanese
adults, almost all of whom ate soy foods daily.
Genetics may explain part of why population studies tend to show
large variation in how study participants are affected by tea. The antioxi-
dant benefits of tea, which could help reduce blockages in blood vessels,
may not be strongly affected by genetics. However, research has shown
genetic differences will influence how people respond to phytochemicals in
tea that can lead to stopping cancer-causing substances. This may mean
green tea offers more cancer protection for some people than others.
Simply drinking green tea can't save us from the damages caused by
overeating, a poorly-balanced diet, or a sedentary lifestyle. Today's
research identifies a plant-based diet, a healthy weight, physical activity,
and avoiding tobacco as the most effective steps to lower cancer risk. For if
those who would like to do more to reduce their risk, replacing three or four
cups of coffee or soda per day with green tea is still a reasonable step that ;
may bring a variety of health benefits.


COURTESY PHOTOS
The bus full of North Wauchula Elementary School students received minor damage and six stu-
dents were treated for minor injuries.


SAM ALBRITTON
ELECTRICAL SERVICE
*RESIDENTIAL WIRING INSTALLATION CEILING FANS
COMMERCIAL WIRING WATER PUMPS
REPAIR WATER HEATERS

767-0313 Office
781-0377 Mobile
"Quality Electrical Service At A Fair Price"
1 I 3 ,:








November 30, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3A


St. Fort Scores 34


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
What a difference!
Haidee Wildcat hoops went from
one-dimensional to a team attack
literally overnight.
Relying solely on the inside play
of Mark St. Fort and Arnold Louis
against Braden River in last week's
only game, the 'Cats could not win
despite 34 points and 23 rebounds
by St. Fort. On Monday night, reju-
venated by the addition of football
players, seniors Jermaine King and
Weston Palmer, and juniors Olnel
Virgile and Tyrone Pace, the
Wildcats won over Frostproof.
Head coach Vance Dickey sees
room for a lot of improvement as
the footballers switch conditioning
and develop their shooting eyes.
One that doesn't need much work is
King. "Tonight, Jermaine came
straight from football and played an
excellent game. He was really con-
sistent," commented Dickey.
"In the second half, we had better
defense. Deflected balls picked up
our energy and got points for us. As
soon as we get experience, we'll
get ok. I'm glad to get them all in,


Holly's Sales &

Engineering
Darrell Davis -Owner

(863) 773-6969
www.hollyssales.com
Computer Repair
Home ServiceKCalls
Ebay Auctions
8:17tfc uct





















IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT' tN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
'CIVIL DIVISION.
Case No. 25-2005-CA-000347
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC
REGISTRATION SYSTEMS, INC.,
Plaintiff,.
vs.
JESUS L.NARANJO; HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA; SECRETARY
OF HOUSING AND URBAN
DEVELOPMENT; ANITA
NARANJO; JOHN DOE; JANE
DOE AS UNKNOWN TENANTS)
IN POSSESSION OF THE
SUBJECT PROPERTY,
Defendants.
AMENDED RE-NOTICE OF
FORECLOSURE SALE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant
to a Motion and Amended Order
Resetting Foreclosure' Sale Date
dated the 27th day of November, 2006,
and entered in Case No. 25-2005-CA-
000347, of the Circuit Court of the
10TH Judicial Circuit in and for
Hardee County, Florida, wherein
MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGIS-
TRATION SYSTEMS, INC. is the
Plaintiff and JESUS L. NARANJO;
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA; SECRE-
TARY OF HOUSING AND URBAN
DEVELOPMENT; ANITA NARANJO;
JOHN DOE; JANE DOE AS
UNKNOWN TENANT (S) IN POSSES-
SION OF THE SUBJECT PROPERTY
are defendants. I will sell to the high-
est and best bidder for cash at the AT
NORTH FRONT DOOR OF COURT-
HOUSE at the Hardee County
Courthouse, in WAUCHULA, Florida,
at 11:00 a.m. on the 13t" day of
December, 2006, the following
described property as set forth in said
Final Judgment, to wit:
LOT 1, LESS THE NORTH 86.25
FEET THEREOF, BLOCK 10 OF
PACKER'S ADDITION TO THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
AS PER PLAT RECORDED IN
PLAT BOOK 1, PAGE 93, OF THE
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA.
ANY PERSON CLAIMING AN INTER-
EST IN THE SURPLUS FROM THE
SALE, IF ANY, OTHER THAN THE
PROPERTY OWNER AS OF THE DATE
OF THE LIS PENDENS MUST FILE A
CLAIM WITHIN 60 DAYS AFTER THE
SALE.
In accordance with the Americans


with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA),
disabled person who, because of their
disabilities, need special accommo-
S dation to participate in this proceed-
ing should contact the ADA
Coordinator at 417 W. Main Street,
Wauchula, FL 33873 or Telephone
Voice (941) 773-4174 prior to such
proceeding.
S Dated this 27th day of Nov., 2006.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk Of The Circuit Court


but we have a long way to go. We
have to keep improving every day
whether it's a practice or a game,"
said Dickey.
He will hold tryouts at practice
Wednesday and today (Thursday)
to add additional players for the
varsity or junior varsity.
The balance of the week included
games Tuesday at home vs. Sebring
and tomorrow at DeSoto and were
varsity-only encounters at 6:30
p.m.
Next week, Hardee is home
Tuesday to face Avon Park and
Thursday for a visit from Lake
Region. Games will resume the JV
at 6 p.m. and varsity at 7:30 format.
There is also a trip to Frostproof on
Friday.
The first season ends with a trio
of games, Dec. 11 at home for
Palmetto, Dec. 12 at Lakeland and
Dec. 14 at Sarasota Booker, the last
of the first round of district oppo-
nents. Class 4A District 10 includes
Avon Park, Braden River, Sebring,'
Palmetto, DeSoto and Booker.
At Braden River last week, St.
Fort was the do-everything man,
with 11 deuces and 12-of-18 at the
charity stripe, pulling down 23
rebounds, adding a trio of steals.
Louis added 10 rebounds and nine
points and three each of steals and
assists. Other scorers were Alex
Flores and Josh Johnson, each two
points and Ryan Blair, one of two at
the free throw line.
Braden River countered with 18
points by Mike Egloff, 14 by
Andrew Ramthur and nine by Kal
Almadari in the 61-48 victory.
It was a different tempo and
game from the get-go on Monday
evening. King drove to the hole in
the first 30 seconds for the initial
points of the game. Frostproof
junior Rondell Walsh answered


with a jumper and the battle was
on. Over the rest of the first period,
the Bulldogs gradually widened
their lead, up 18-11 as the buzzer
sounded.
As the second stanza opened,
Hardee quickly reversed it. Josh
Johnson nailed the first of a trio of
three-pointers. "He's going to hit a
whole lot for us," said Dickey.
King stole the ball and went
down the court to score. Johnson
passed inside to St. Fort for a deuce
to tie the game at 18-18.
From there Hardee and
Frostproof battled, changing leads
a half dozen times before St. Fort
hit both ends of a one-and-one to
take a 30-26 halftime advantage.
Johnson sank a trey to open the
second half and widen the Hardee
edge. It was scoreless, intense
defense for the next three minutes.
One free throw at a time,
Frostproof climbed back to cut
Hardee's lead to 33-31. Then each
time Frostproof would score,
Hardee would forge ahead again.
As thethird period wound down,
Louis was hitting the boards and
King was scoring. Johnson added
another trey. In the last two min-
utes, Hardee upped its lead to 43-.
33.
In the final eight minutes, foul'
trouble plagued Frostproof, while
Hardee got energetic and ran away
with the game, winning 61-41.
Both teams emptied their benches
in the final few minutes, allowing
underclassmen, Blair, Nathan Tom-
linson, Javier Felix, Virgile, Pace,
Alex Flores and Pete Solis to get in
the game.
Louis topped Hardee with 19
points,, some every period. King
added 16, including 6-of-6 from the
foul line. Johnson had nine, St. Fort
eight, Virgile five, and Solis and
Palmer-each two points.


Hoop Girls Lose Thri


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A couple of free throws after
time expired cost Hardee a win in
its only game last week.
Freshman Sam Samuels hit both
foul shots last Tuesday to snatch a
35-34 victory for the Braden River
Lady Pirates in the Wildcat gymna-
sium.
Hardee got back from the holiday
break and into action on Tuesday
night at Sebring. They travel to Fort
Meade tonight (Thursday) and host
DeSoto tomorrow evening. The JV
game is at 6, p.m. and the varsity
about 7:30.
Next week, Hardee goes to Avon
Park on Tuesday, and to Heartland
Christian in Sebring on Thursday,
coming home Friday to face
Frostproof. The final trio of games
before the Christmas holiday break
are Dec. 12 at Palmetto, Dec. 14
home for a visit from Lake Placid
and Friday, Dec. 15 at home against
Sarasota Booker.
Against Braden River at home
last week, it was a seesaw battle in
the defensive first'period, which
ended knotted at 9-9. No one
scored in the first two minutes of
the second session until Andrea
Parkinson hit a free throw. Two
more minutes- went by, before
Heather Mirabella sank a deuce for
Braden River. By halftime, the
Lady Pirates had a 15-10 advan-
tage.
Early in the second half, momen-
tum swung to Braden River, which
ran off points for a 20-13 lead
before Hardee's Gloria Solis and
Sherisa Jones hit shots to cut the
lead to 20-17. Ciara Lambert hit a
long deuce with 15 second left to
make it a 20-19 game.
Again, early in the fourth period,
Braden River intensified pressure
and got a couple of hoops to go


ahead 25-19, then 29-21.
Hardee climbed back in the game
on a Parkinson shot and Solis free
throw. When Solis hit both ends of
a one-and-one, she started Hardee's
comeback. Christina Jena's long
two-pointer tied the game 31-31.
Samuels stole the ball and got the
shot on- the other end. Solis hit a
free throw, and Jena got another. It
was 33-33. With seven seconds left,
Jena was fouled again and hit one
of her free throws. Hardee led 34-
33. At the buzzer, officials called a
foul, giving Samuels the opportuni-
ty to tie or win the game. She hit
both free throws to make it 35-34
as disappointed Hardee fans dis-
agreed with the call.
Solis, always a workhorse, pulled
down 15 rebounds, had nine steals
and four hustles. Parkinson added
seven rebounds, while Jena,
Sabrina Holmes and Jamie Buckley
each had five rebounds. Jena added
five steals and six hustles: Others
rebounding included Jones, Lam-
bert and Paige Avery.
Solis topped Hardee scorers with
12 points.' Jena added eight,
Parkinson five, Buckley and Jones
each four and Lambert two.
Holmes, Avery and Erica. Ureste
did not score, adding to the floor
game.
"We played better. on man-to-
man defense rather than the 1-3-1.
We played better the second half.
We are getting better," said assis-
tant coach Ken Leupold, who has
taken the reins of the Lady Wildcat
squad in the absence of head coach:
Don Gray, sidelined by illness.
Meanwhile, the Lady Wildcat JV
picked up its first win of the season.
They were ahead of Braden River
19-12 after a tenacious' first half.
Braden River came out aggressive-
ly in the second half and natrow
that to 19-18. Hardee countered


iller 35-341

with a run to make it 26-18.
With only five JV players suited .
up, Braden River fought foul trou-
ble as well as fatigue, while Hardee -
had opportunity to sub several,
times. Hardee gradually extended
its lead. With under a minute left,
one Braden River player fouled out:
and the game ended with a four-on-,
five format. Braden River would-.
n't quit, with LaToya Newman hit--:
ting both foul shots with five sec-:,
onds left to finish the game 34-27.
For Hardee, Brandy Crockett!'
was high scorer with 11 points;-.
matched by Tiffany Heath of4
Braden River. Carleen Brown
added eight for Hardee, with,
Naomi Alvarado adding six points;i'
Courtney Packard four points,
Andrica Rivers and Ashley Smith,;'
each two points and Lindy "
Rossman one-of-two free throw s.
Others in the game included Barbie,
Hinojosa, Jennifer Redden andl
Megan White. ;
"I'm really excited for the girls'.
for our first win. Kudos go tor;l
Braden River for playing with only ,,,.!
five players. I feel our girls passed
well, and I enjoyed watchingg them-
score. It was a good da) for our,
first win. We are lacking experi-',
ence on offense and don't have all
that basketball sense yet, but it'S.
coming," said first-year coach :
Karen Polly.

Success is the ability to go from
one failure to another with no
loss of enthusiasm. 'I:*
-Winston Churchill
He who confers a favor should
at once forget it, if he is not to
show a sordid ungenerous spirit ;
To remind a man of a kindness,
conferred and to talk of it, is lit-
tle different from reproach.
-Demosthenes,,,


By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
11:30-12:7c


-r


4 .!i *







4A The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006


REBECCA ANN
ALBRITTON BROWN
Rebecca Ann Albritton Brown,
59, of Arcadia, died Monday, Nov-
ember 27,2006.
She had recently retired after 33
years of service at G. Pierce Woods
State Hospital.
She was preceded in death by her
husband Tub Brown and her moth-
er, Helen Fisher Albritton.
She is survived by her father
Myles E. Albritton Sr. of Bowling
Green; one sister, Barbara (Bobbie)
Meiers of Ocean Springs, Miss.;
one half-brother, Myles E.
Albritton Jr. of Bowling Green; one
step-sister, Judy Davis of Bowling
Green; and two nieces and four
nephews.
A memorial service will be held
today (Thursday), Nov. 30, 2006, at
3 p.m. at the Brant Funeral Chapel
of Wauchula. Donations may be
made in Rebecca's name to the
Tidewell Hospice, 5955 Rand
Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



98 0o0i1g 8Uemokgy

'










GLADYS H.
MILLER
Gladys H. Miller, 95, of Wau-
chula, went to be with the Lord
on Saturday, November 25, 2006
in Bartow.
She was born Nov. 9, 1911 to
the late John and Sally (Grahl)
Holt in Wauchula, where she
lived all of her life. She was a
homemaker, and a member of
Oak Grove Baptist Church for
over 80 years.
She was preceded in death by
her parents, her husband, Tug
Miller, and one brother, H.A.
Holt.
Survivors include three sons,
Leland Miller and wife Brenda
of Modesto, Calif; Ruhl Miller,
and Tommy Miller and wife
Wendy, all of Wauchula; one
daughter, Betty Lou Miller of
Wauchula; one sister, Katie,
Terrell of Wauchula; four grand-'
daughters, Monica Berschneider,
Angella Coleman, Karen Gibson,
and Tammy Spain; five great-
grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Oak Grove
Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim
Williams and the Rev. Jim Davis
officiating. Burial followed in
New Zion Baptist Church
Cemetery. Visitation was Mon-
day 6-8 p.m. at Robarts Family
Funeral Home.



FUNERAL HOMES
529 W. Main Street
Wauchula



Provided as a courtesy of
Robarts Family Funeral Home


AMANDA LENA JAMES
Amanda Lena James, 68, of
Broken Bow, Okla. died Friday,
November 3, 2006, at St. Michaels
Hospital in Texarkana.
She was born Jan. 7, 1938, in,
Ringold, Okla., the daughter of
James Holmes and Eliza Jackson.
She was a Lay Speaker for 10 years
at Tohwali United Methodist
Church, and a Sunday School
teacher and worship leader. She
was president of the Senior
Citizens of Choctaw Nation in
Broken Bow, Okla.
She was preceded in death by her
parents James Holmes, and Eliza
Jackson; two sons, Gregory Noah,
and Michael Noah; one daughter,
Freda Tisho; one grandson, Clifford
Noah Lewis, one step-son, Bradley
James; and one brother, Watson
Taylor.
She is survived by her husband
of 30 years, Jacob James; three
sons, Richard Jackson and'wife
Janetta of Broken Bow, Okla.,
Jerry H. Noah and wife Debra of
Bowling Green, and Gary "Pooh"
Noah and wife Tamara' of Broken
Bow, Okla.; three step-sons, Gerald
James and wife Patty, Watonga,
Okla., Darrell James of Norman,
Okla., and Abbie L. James of Hugo,
Okla.; four daughters, Reda Jessie
and husband Ray, Beverly Noah,
Roberta Benites, and Lucretia
Noah, all of Broken Bow, Okla.;
two step-daughters, Nancy Wil-
liams of Battiest, Okla., and Margie
Hernandez of Nashville Ark.; one
brother, Franklin Taylor, of Broken
Bow, Okla.; 51 grandchildren; 44
great-grandchildren; special na
hollo grandson, Rust) Biles;
numerous nieces and nephews.
Services were held at 2 p.m.,
Tuesday, Nov. 7, .2006, at the
Tohwali United Methodist Church
of Oak Hill Community with the
Rev. Ronnie Tom, and the Rev.
Harvey Williams officiating.
Interment followed at Tohwali
Cemetery.
Visitation'was from 6 to 8 p.m.
Monday; Nov. 6, 2006 at Brumley
Funeral Home of Broken Bow,
Okla.
Brumley Funeral Home
Broken Bow, Okla.


LOUISE BOSTICK
Louise Bostick, 92, of Wauchula,

died Sunday, November 26, 2006
in Auburndale.
She was born May 27, 1914 in
Gene\a. ^'Aa., and as 'j lifepl '
resident 'of Wauchula. She was a
homemaker. She was one of the
oldest members of the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula.
She was preceded in death by her
husband, Hartsele Bostick.
Survivors include one son,
Thomas Bostick and wife Patsy of
Wauchula; one daughter, Nanette
Kicker and husband Charles of
Cumming, Ga; four grandchildren,
Mark Bostick, Laura Wells.
Rebecca Pedersen and Matthew
McClellan; and five great-grand-
children.
Funeral services were held;at 10
a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 in'rthie
sanctuary of First Baptist Church of
Wauchula with the Rev. Bob
Norman officiating. Burial fol-
lowed in Wauchula Cemetery.
Visitation was Tuesday 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel.
Memorials may be made to First
Baptist Church, PO Box 548,
Wauchula, FL 33873.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


GLADYS H. MILLER
Gladys H. Miller, 95, of Wau-
chula, died Saturday, November 25,
2006 in Bartow.
She was born Nov. 9, 1911 to the
late John and Sally (Grahl) Holt in
Wauchula, where she lived all of
her life. She was a homemaker, and
a member of Oak Grove Baptist
Church for over 80 years.
She was preceded in death by her
parents, her husband, Tug Miller,
and one brother, H.A. Holt.
Survivors include three sons,
Leland Miller and wife Brenda of
Modesto, Calif; Ruhl Miller, and
Tommy Miller and wife Wendy, all
of Wauchula; one daughter, Betty
Lou Miller of Wauchula; one sister,
Katie Terrell of Wauchula; four
granddaughters, Monica Bersch-
neider, Angella Coleman, Karen
Gibson, and Tammy Spain; five
great-grandchildren and numerous
nieces and nephews.
Services were held at: 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 28 at Oak Grove
Baptist Church with the Rev. Jim
Williams and the Rev. Jim Davis
officiating. Burial followed in New
Zion Baptist Church Cemetery.
Visitation was Monday 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts Family Funeral Home.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


Program Helps
Underinsured
A mobile unit will help local
residents who are uninsured or
underinsured to get the medical
care they need. Heartland Rural
Health Services sends its van
out regularly to meet with peo-
ple, assess their health needs
and help find the right re-
sources.
In some instances, vouchers
will be issued for a medical visit.
In others, people will be sent
elsewhere to apply for programs
to help them. For more informa-
tion on the van's schedule, call
outreach worker Victor Alvarez
at 863-452-6530.


Elks Hoop
r'r Shoot Set
All boys and girls ages 8 to 13
are invited to compete in the
Elks Hoop Shoot to be held Dec.
16 at the Hardee High School
gym, beginning at 9 a.m.
There is no cost. There will be
trophies for first and second
place in the three age divisions
for both boys and girls. Winners
advance to the district hoop
shoot. For more information, call
Byron Jarnagin at 773-3181 or
the Elks 773-3490.


Bass Anglers
Host Tourney
The newly formed Bass
Anglers of Hardee County is
sponsoring a bass tournament
at Lake Reedy on Sunday from
early morning to 1 p.m.,
The entry fee is $50 and top
three finishers ,will, receive
money awards. For more infor-
mation, call Joe Mullins at 773-
4744 or 239-633-9863.


You can say any foolish thing to
a dog, and the dog will give you
a look that says, "My God, you're
right! I never would've thought
of that!"
-Dave Barry


Reason is man's faculty for
grasping the world by thought,
in contradiction to intelligence,
which is man's ability to manip-
ulate the world with the help of
thought.


SuTroM csON UMEf


"Your loved one deserves something special."
DEPENDABLE SERVICE ALWAYS!
The way you want it...
When you want it ...
At Affordable Prices .


863-773-0625 .
212 West Main Street
Wauchula, Florida 33873 Doug, Patricia, Brenda & Paul Su
Locally owned and operated by
(Across from the park) Sutton Family Only!

We Sell/Set/Reset Monuments and Slabs
For your family, friends and pets.
Falling Stone? Sinking Stone? We can fix it!


11:30c


Now Accepting
Reservations
for your
Family-Office-Civic-Church
Christmas Party
!!-


221 W Main St.
Wauchula

773-4049

Delivery Available


itton
Sthe


Obituaries


Help A Child In Need This Christm

With The First Annual


Christmas Celebration


L 6?& Toy Drive


as


In The Park


Come and visit us between the hours of 11A.M. and 4P.M. on
Saturday, December 16th at the beautiful Heritage Park on Main
Street in Wauchula. All toy and monetary donations are welcome
and will be donated to the Hardee Help Center for distribution to
needy families during this Holiday Season.
Throughout the day there will be featured guests making appearances,
such as Sparky the Dog from 2-3P.M. and from 12-1P.M.
Santa Claus himself will arrive to visit with the children!
Live Christmas music and refreshments will also be available.
So come out and show your support
as we celebrate the gift of giving!

Sponsored By Robarts Family Funeral Home
In Commemoration Of 100 Years Of Service


In 1906 my grandfather, William T. Robarts, founded "ROBARTS FUNERAL PARLORS".
He set high standards for himself to provide superior service. This kind and gentle man
became known for his compassionate care and genuine concern for the families he served.
These same standards were carried on by my father, Wilfrid T. Robarts, and now as our
family commemorates 100 years of service, we still continue this "Old-Time" tradition.
Over the years, our commitment to professionalism and compassionate care for families
has made our service distinctive.
Therefore, when you select ROBARTS FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, you can expect the
same distinctive service my family has been famous for since 1906.
As always, we guarantee the finest care available at an affordable cost. You can relyupon
our reputation and my personal commitment to back it up.

Dennis R. Robarts
President


Dennis Russell Robarts
Owner


1872-1942
OBAR'i'S


IInOI ru.wnll Ru i, L II
.Owner


52l w w J

# c'6~ 7t.97t # "J, 7M 9"J


11:9tfc


Like water, be gentle and strong.
Be gentle enough to follow the
natural paths of the earth, and
strong enough to rise up and
reshape the world.
-Brenda Peterson
















LOUISE
BOSTICK
Louise Bostick, 92, of Wau-
chula, died Sunday, November
26, 2006 in Auburndale.
She was born May 27, 1914 in
Geneva, Ala., and was a lifelong
resident of Wauchula. She was a
homemaker, and the last of nine
children. She was one of the old-
est members of the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula, being a
long-time choir member and
very involved in Sunday School
and Church Circles..
She was preceded in death by.
her husband, Hartsele Bostick:
Survivors include one son,
Thomas Bostick and wife Patsy
of Wauchula; one daughter,
Nanette Kicker and husband
Charles of Cumming, Ga; four
grandchildren, Mark Bostick,
Laura Wells, Rebecca Pedersen
and Matthew McClellan, and
five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at
10 a.m. Wednesday, No.. 29 in
the sanctuary of First Baptist
Church of Wauchula with the
Rev. Bob Norman officiating.
Burial followed in Wauchula
Cemetery. Visitation \%as Tues-
day 6-8 p.m. at Robarts Family
Garden Chapel.
Memorials may be made to
First Baptist Church, PO Box
548, Wauchula, FL 33S73.



FUNERAL HOMES
529 W. Main Streel
Wauchula



Provided as a courtesy of
Robarts Family Funeral Home


I


, M---


- -------- -- -





prlw I-A w 11 30r,~Ir ~jr


Christmas Parade
Special

All Day Saturday
December 2 nd

Pressed Cuban
Sandwich
.(includes one sideJ

1 $40 95


i_- ,


h
o#










'Code Talker' Visits Here


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Senior High School and
the city of Wauchula will be host-
ing a special visitor next week.
Roy 0. Hawthorne, one of the
famous Navajo Code Talkers of
World War II, will be making a visit
to the high school on Dec. 7 (the
anniversary of the Japanese attack
on Pearl Harbor) and will be speak-
ing to the public on Dec. 8.
It is through shear coincidence
that Hawthorne will be coming to
Wauchula.
Hardee Senior High has recently
begun its Read Aloud program
schoolwide. Studies have found
that reading out loud to students
raises their own personal skills as
readers, so every Thursday teachers
take a little time in fourth period to
read to their classes.
The book chosen by Pam Justice,
the program coordinator, was
Navajo Code Talkers written by
Nathan Aaseng and Roy O. Haw-
thorne. Both are former code talk-
ers.


While introducing the book in
Ralph Starratt's sophomore World
History class, Starratt read the fore-
word and mentioned that it was
written by Hawthorne. Sophomore
Chelsea Harris recognized the
name as a man that had become
friends with her grandfather, Hugh
Harris, through ministering.
The Rev. Jim Harris, her father,
confirmed that this was the man
who had known his father and had
become friends with him while
they were both preaching. A few
phone calls later, and Hawthorne
agreed to come to Wauchula and
speak to the students at the high
school and later to the community
in general.
Hawthorne served with the U.S.
Marine Corps 1st Division in the
South Pacific at Okinawa and dur-
ing the Chinese Occupation. He
also served as an Airborne
Paratrooper in the Korean War,
where he was wounded.
Hugh Harris also served in the
South Pacific at Saipan, the
Marianas Islands, Iwo Jima and


was stationed in Japan for six
months.
Hawthorne retired from the ser-
vice with the rank of sergeant. He
earned a Purple Heart, Congress-
ional Silver Medal and was recom-
mended for a Bronze Star.
After the war he earned bachelor
and master of theology degrees as
well as a PhD in philosophy. In
addition to this, he is an ordained
Baptist minister and president of
First American Baptist Ministries,
Inc. On Sunday, Hawthorne will be
conducting services at Riverview
Heights Baptist Church.
There will be a ceremony held in
Heritage Park on Main Street next
Friday beginning at 3 p.m.
"The American Legion will be
having a flag presentation and
Mayor David Royal will be pre-
senting Mr. Hawthorne with a key
to the city of Wauchula," said
James Braddock, finance director.
Everyone is invited to come to
the park and listen to Hawthorne
speak.


November 30, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5A

Crashes Injure Several


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Two crashes last week left sever-
al people injured in Hardee County.
At 3:05 a.m. on Thursday, a 1993
Chevrolet van was involved in a
single-vehicle accident on south-
bound CR 664 thr: injured two
women.
Ruth Romero, 20, of Fort Meade,
was traveling with passenger Krista
Rucker, 23, of Bowling Green,
when she lost control while enter-
ing a curve. The van left the road
on the west side, collided with the
guard rail and overturned.
Rucker was ejected and the vehi-


cle came to a rest overturned in a
ditch, said Florida Highway Patrol
Tpr. John N. Paikai in a report. He
listed Romero as being in serious
condition' as she was taken to
Tampa General Hospital, and
Rucker as having minor injuries.
Another crash was reported at
7:15 a.m. last Tuesday by Tpr. J.K.
Cloud.
An unknown driver in a 1995
Ford SUV with multiple unidenti-
fied passengers was traveling south
/ on Parnell Road when, for
unknown reasons, he failed to stop
at the stop sign at the intersection at
SR 66.


Joe Drake, 25, of Moore Haven,
was traveling on SR 66 in his 2000"
Ford truck when he collided with
the side of the SUV.
The SUV "spun counter-clock-,
wise and came to a rest in the west
lane. The truck went off the roid,.-
and collided with. a power pole,%
coming to a final rest.
Drake received no injuries butf7
several unidentified occupants ofO
the SUV were taken to Florida;&
Hospital Wauchula with minor'-
injuries, reported Cloud. '
Charges are pending due to the-
driver being unknown.


NOTICE OF PROPOSED TAX INCREASE


THE PREVIOUS NOTICE PLACED BY THE HARDEE

COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS HAS

BEEN DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF

REVENUE TO BE IN VIOLATION OF THE LAW,

NECESSITATING THIS SECOND NOTICE.

THE HARDEE COUNTY BOARD OF COUNTY

COMMISSIONERS HAS TENTATIVELY ADOPTED A

MEASURE TO INCREASE ITS PROPERTY TAX LEVY.

Last year's property tax levy:


A. Initially proposed tax levyL

B. Less tax reductions due to

Value Adjustment Board

and other assessmentchanges


C. Actual property tax levy


This year's proposed tax levy


$ 11,433,651


143,926-


$ 11,289,725


$ 13,252,991


All concerned citizens are invited to attend a public hearing on the

tax increase to be held on


S TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2006 ".

5:30 P. M.

at

Hardee County Commission Chambers

412 West Orange Street, Room 102

Wauchula, Florida 33873.


A FINAL DECISION on the proposed tax increase and the budget





6A The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006


Go


Take A Hike!


FIRST BUCK DEER


COURTESY PHOTOS
North Wauchula Elementary School students participated in the fourth annual go Take A Hike
walk-a-thon on Oct. 25. Here, Coach Amy Bryan and Pablo Montanez, the program coordinator,
run with the students.


The students were given plenty of opportunities for water breaks, as water was passed out by staff
members and volunteers.


COURTESY PHOTO'
Rayna Parks, 9, daughter of Chris and Donna Parks of Duette, killed her first buck on Nov. 21. She
is shown with her proud grandfather, Daryl Parks. The eight-pointer was shot with a rifle in east-
ern Hardee County. Rayna has also harvested a doe and a wild boar hog in 2006, her first hunt-
ing season.


REVIVAL

Wednesday, December 6th -
Sunday December 10th

7 pm Nightly 10 am & 6 pm Sunday

Guest Evangelist: John Obadiah Franklin
John carries a 100 pound cross from city to city
spreading the gospel message.

Gospel Tabernacle
810 Tennessee St., Wauchula


-U L'~1CL


soc11:30


Fourth grader McKenzie Staton leads a group of students around the lap.
III1 .. i : ,RF.f L -" *i ManiT iii'nr f 11-* 'n Y- -, 'R "'..r/ 'x^..'ksf '^


Staff and volunteers mark students cards as they make a complete lap in the event, whose pro-
ceeds will be going toward the physical education and reading programs at NWES.


Advanced Ggmrnasties


Rtow!ter

Now.,


VI


Classes begin
December 5th.

For more information contact
Hardee County Family YMCA
610 W. Orange St., Wauchula
773-644511:30c
11:30c


PEACE RIVER

UNITED METHODIST
COMMUNITY



Meeting At The First United Methodist Church
First Fort Meade UMC
First FortMede UMCn Bowling Green, Florida
Tel. No. 773-4267
Blended Traditional Style Presents
Rev. David Looney, Pastor Pr
The combined Chancel Choirs of the First United Methodist
First Bowling Green UMC Churches of Bowling Green and Wauchula in a
4910 N Church St.
Tel. No. 375-2340
Christmas Cantata
Blended Contemporary Style
Steve Polk, Pastor
Sunday, December 3, 2006 Six O'clock P. M.

First Wauchula UMC
2077'hAve FIRST CHRISTMAS
Tel. No.,773-4267
Traditional Style FIRST CHRISTMAS
Rev. Bill Knight, Pastor By Joe E. Parks
By Joe E. Parks
--
Directed by
Iglesia Metodista Unida Di d
Luz Y Vida Ida Mary Spears
3052 School House Rd.
Zolfo Springs Musicians
Tel. No. 735-0390
Raul Cintron, Pastor Carol Myer Gloria Davis
Narrator
First Zolfo Springs UMC Dennis Jones
3401 Suwannee St
Tel. No 735-1544 i '
Country Gospel Style Everyone is welcome to attend the performance in the Sanctuary
Rev. George Neal, Pastor at 4910 N. Church St. in Bowling Green




In the name of Jesus Christ, co-operating together for Worship and Service to the glory of God :30
11:30c


I IL;~ I '


,,~ I


- -'- '-







Cool Cats Show Spirit


November 30, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 7A

_.-_ -e:.


COURTESY PHOTOS t .
North Wauchula Elementary students got into Wildcat spirit by having the junior varsity cheer- Fifth grader Andrew Martinez is all grins as Shelby Durrance paints a second cat paw on his face.
leaders stop by to paint cat paws on their faces. Here, Bailey Williams paints fourth grader Anabel He is wearing an orange and blue shirt, as the students are encouraged to on Friday-spirit days.
.Salgado's check.


McKenna Crawford has fun as she paints an orange and blue cat
,paw on fifth grader Jesus Flores.


Chelsea Harris concentrates as she gives Josiah Delgado, first
grade, a matching cat paw while his father looks on.


n true Wildcat fashion, Will Roberts receives an orange and blue
cat paw from Shelby Durrance to match his shirt.


The first known use of O.K. Finish each day and be done
Was in the New York New Era in with it. You have done what you his chair to changehis luck he
1:840 as part of a name: The could. Some blunders and absur- hihair to change his luck he
Democratic O.K. Club. O.K. was dities no doubt crept in; forget is marking out a cirade to keep
an abbreviation for Old Kinder- them as soon as you can. heblows on the dice he is sym-
hook, a nickname for future Tomorrow is a new day; begin he blows on the dice he is sym-
president Martin Van Buren:. it well and serenely aid with i y owing life intojec a
Kinderhook, New York was Van too high a spirit to be encum- dying object
Buren's birthplace. bered with your old nonsense. -J. Philip Jones


If your


I


E. Checking has turned


to FEE Checing.



You need MIDFLORIDA- where the

checking isALWAYS FREE!

,,..oa \ Get a $50 gas card with your new account
Plus Free Checdng includes:
0. FREE Debit Card FREE E-statement
0 FREE Online Banking ~ No minimum balance
S 1 FREE Online Bill Payment 10 No direct deposit requirement
10 FREE MIDFLORIDAATM 0 No monthly fee_
transactions 0 No per-check charges


MVIDFDLORIR
SYrcommunity credit union
www.midflorida.com
Stop by today! Or call 773-FREE Hablamos Espaiool
S .- A $5 minimum savings account is required for membership with MIDFLORIDA Federal Credit Union. Credit approval is required for
the free checking account
*Offer valid for accounts opened between April 1 and November 30, 2006. This is a limited time offer and may be cancelled without
notice. To qualify for the free gift you must open a new free checking account with MIDFLORIDA with a minimum opening deposit
of $500. Opening a second checking account on an existing account will not qualify. The $50 gas gift card will be sent to you using
the address of record on your account. Please allow 2 weeks for delivery. The promotional gift provided to you is based on the
premise that your account will remain open and active for at least 6 months. Should you close your account within 6 months of
opening and receiving the promotional gift, MIDFLORIDA reserves the right to charge you the value of the gift and may either
withdraw the funds from your account or collect the funds from you. Retail value of the $50 Citgo Cash Card: $50. The value of
the Citgo Cash Card will be considered income and reported at year end for tax purposes.


c


'Fh-e 11-ilerald-Ad ocate",
PRINTERS PUBLISHERS
115 S. 7th Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873 Telephone (863) 773-3255
Quality printing services at competitive prices!


~ ~a;'


0-417i






8A The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006

Downtown Wauchula Mural Nearly Complete


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
These scenes show portions of a historic mural being painted
by Land O'Lakes artist Terry Smith for Wauchula Main Street Inc.
on S. Seventh Ave. on the north side of the new Wauchula City
Hall. He began the project on Sept. 21 and will have about 260
hours in the mural, which is 15 1/2 feet tall and 130 feet wide.
Smith uses acrylic mural paint and will apply two clear coats
with UV protection. Smith said the mural should be pressure
washed with soap and water and a new clearcoat applied every
two years. The life of the mural could be 20 years. The scenes
include collecting sap from pine trees, a lumber mill, vegetable
farming, citrus, plant nursery, and phosphate mining.



.~.. : _..
I:.. K at.~7~l%(ss~


Y'ALL COME TO DANCE
at
The Catherine McDonald Senior Center
310 North Eighth Avenue Wauchula, Florida

Party EVERY Thursday Night from 7 to 9 PM
Hostess' Darlene Henry 773-0889

Refreshments, Singing and Dancing for your Enjoyment Pleasure


Singles Welcone


Music b, Ike 3 Notes


All Seniors
Wel.^.


from the 40's & 50s
Elina playing the keLyboard, Wanda the mandolin and Dill the guitar


-.... Frixnds


,,.- COME JOIN IN THE FUN! -
Starting December 7. 2006


run!


11:30p


LIVE Music!
This Weekend!
Boggy Branch Band
Friday & Saturday 1 9pm lam

Don't forget we are open 7 days a week,
365 days a year ... even holidays!


Iar oa Western Pleasure
Miz Edna re
S, 4 pm3pm pm


Florida Lottery Tickets Available Here!

BOWLING GREEN COUNTRY CLUB
245 Hwy 17 375-9988 11:0
11:30c"


Meet 1


Lots O.F ..















S EVERY PICTURE HAS A STORY
:-. It's been a while since I've submitted a column to "The Herald-
tdvocate," so forgive me if my writing skills are a bit rusty. This column
Js an attempt to use my interests in writing and photography to provide a
,w', to share my varied thoughts and interests with you.
;. ', I've tried limiting myself to a single area in the past, and after much
:frustration realized that I need a great deal of flexibility in what I write
:about. So. welcome to the world of my thoughts and interpretations cover-
ing a wide range of subject matter. I've been told that I tend to be a bit
abstract at times or off on a tangent somewhere. My teachers in school
-never were appreciative of the fact that my mind needs to be multi-tasking
,as I try and analyze what happens around me. This is just fair warning if
;you ve made it this far. I don't dare promise any single viewpoint or theme,
'just that I'll try and share the world around me in both words and picture.
\ This month's picture is of the Hardee High Swim Team as they swim
?00 lengths of the pool during the team's second annual Swim-a-Thon.
For the record, I coach these outstanding student-athletes. And yes, I am a
,'bit' biased towards these kids. All I can say about them is good things.
tThey are great kids.
S I chose this picture to take advantage of this column and tell you about
'our swim team's goals as well as brag about the support we receive from
tour community as these swimmers strive for dominance. The Swim-A-
iThon was held to raise funds for our team and to fund the purchase of new
Starting blocks. Our pool needs new blocks; the previous ones were almost
,20 years old and wobbled-when the kids stood on them to start their races.
,Starting blocks are expensive as prices range from about $1,400 to well
;over $3,500 each. And we need eight of these blocks. There is no need to.
ttake unnecessary chances with kids, so to have the good equipment they
,deserve. fundraising here we come.
Over the past several years I've been involved in raising funds for this
sport. What I will tell you is that our community has always supported this
$eam. This support is one aspect of what makes this picture so important
pnd helps draw a focus on what I am writing about today. This one picture
iells me volumes about my team and this community. I'll edit those vol-
ines down and give you the condensed version.
SLast month, the swimmers went out in search of sponsors and quickly


GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop by and see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked in
the top 10 in customer satisfaction in Florida
I have received Ford's highest Sales Honor
15 years running and been a member of
SFord's 300/500 Club for 20 years. Thanks
again and stop by soon.
SFt. Meade
STEDEIVLs, 375-2606
S800-226-3325
7 6rfc -.




Gar1d of 'T7llllls

V\P t -he ` faalli, :,f Luo. :tl iel liO,1 .s, b-t1tt, i i.,:,i,'t as > .i,.:-i,
i,'o0 ld iiie to tale tius tuis t:i so 'Thi ,tlli /No f !f:,Iir
s tp _': t a nd d.1:,, th:i, t., en,-i' tl,-: h. ,:/'tit Ii, o' i,; H jl. i/ia]
thaiii-s to Ill (' lills J]?(,i I,.t, sta. oeI.-Il S cl.:, ta9,
11111ap-'/ tii ', o"Ci I/1 hi ellhi l, P : ti,; ,:,aer' i 111,:,
ii t 'i ittp ii tO N the _, 11t0l I lutiui t/lStWe /i.: sf i.S IeIl.

On Saturday, December 2"", there will be a
continuation of the benefit for Lou Ethel Blevins
Sat Faith Presbyterian Church Dining Hall in
Wauchula from 11:00 am til ?
Menu: Grilled Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Baked
Chicken and Rib Sandwiches, Pork Roast,
Dessert and drink comes with the meal.
Cost $5.00

Donations can be sent to:
Lou Ethel Blevins
c/o Wauchula State Bank
PO. Box 248
Wauchula, FL 33873-0248
For more information contact Michelle Durrance
11 3r.NC


AThe City of

S Wauchula City Hall

will be closing

at 12:00 p.m. and

the Public Works

Dept. at 2:00 p.m.

on Friday,

December 1, 2006.


discovered that the people of Hardee County were more than happy to sup-
port them. All the kids had to do was ask for your help and support to
receive it. In years past we sold many different items, conducted food
sales, and, in general, tried to find something to offer the generous people
and businesses that financially supported our team. Without exception, we
always raised enough to meet the needs of the program through these sales.
However, as we recently concluded our second Swim-a-Thon, I find
that we raised significantly more than we have in the past and I wanted to
know why. Maybe it was because we needed more, or was it something
else. Recently a comment was made that triggered an answer to that "why"
that I'd been trying to understand. It is very simple. The people in Hardee
County (that is you) truly care about the kids in the schools and want to see
them succeed. If the money raised all goes to the kids, then it is money well
spent.
One swimmer's sponsor commented that he was happy to support
these kids and know that his entire donation went to the students in the pro-
gram. What he was getting in return for his donation was the knowledge
that Hardee students were working hard to be successful. He is aware that
kids need to have opportunities to succeed and also be aware that people are
truly interested in what they are doing. He wants to help students succeed,
and is able to do so with a donation.
From my perspective this fundraiser made it even clearer why we
should support local businesses in return. Local businesses are important to
the success of our schools' extra-curricular activities; and they are willing
to support our sport, really all sports, just by asking. Their commitment to
our kids is reason enough for me to shop locally.
From what appears to be just a picture of a few good kids swimming in
a pool, a mpre detailed background story is revealed, one that shows just
how supportive a community can be; how important our local businesses are
to our schools; and offers a glimpse of small town life to people in more
urban areas. Over the past number of years of coach i ng s i m ming I've seen,
some notable patterns de elop as our swimmers graduate and mo'e forw ard
in their lives. These are nothing less than success stories made possible as
our students learned to work hard to achieve goals, that they will experience
success as a result of their hard work, and develop an appreciation of the
support they received, support as only a small town environment could
offer.
Just a picture of a few kids in the water? Hardly just that.
There is more to a picture than meets the e.e and this photo is an exam-
ple of this. To those who support our children. w whetherr it is the sw im team,
or any other team, I want to personally thank \ou for \our support. I enijs\
the time I spend coaching more than I enjoy time spent on fundraising.
Your support does not go unnoticed or unappreciated. We may have the
starting blocks for next \ejr' season. \\e are really\ close to achie inm the
funds necessary to reach our team's goal of ha' ing them for ne"t year.
On an additional note, because of the time the kids spent asking for
sponsors. there \%as a standing room onl\ crowd at our last home s\wim meet
of the season. What a \Mai to sho\\ your support! And b\ the .a:,. the


r~ u

-I -
... .. ,_..


"100


COURTESr' PHOTO Br' DICK DAGGETT
Community support helps keep the swim team afloat.

The world's biggest jack-o'-lantern was carved from an 827-pound
pumpkirtin Califoar.nia.in 1 992..... ....... ..


November 30, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 9A






/ *






V-f-
-'





0Copyrighted Material"


.. Syndicated Content

Available from Commercial News Providers"

I ------ '--.


YOUR BUSINESS COULD

APPEAR HERE TOO!!
ContactAmy Brown or Nancy Davis
At The Herald Advocate




I P'ustic Studio/
t 'i 408 cast? 9lai e Stwe, iVa.aduda,
Lessons, Instruments, Accessories,
Kindermnusic, & Piano Tuning
SPiano, Violin, Guitar,
Small Band Instruments
(863) POP TUNE
5 25tc


UNLIMITED HOME PHONE + WIRELESS SERVICE UNDER 7 5/MO"
.:Iftr rn 1y h i.n C s 4 6,


THE EMBARQ" TOGETHER PHONE PoQ"
* Clear, lehable unlimited local ard nation
"Caller ID and Call Wjaing from yc.ur hoi
* 350 wireless Anytime minutes for EMB
* Unlimited calling between your EMBAR
* One Coilcernm dor ynur home and vwirele
* Plus, get the cool, slim Sanyo Katana
)I-I.,: i- qurC: p' qu ji: : '- ,,. a: ir-. f a j
... t r, term agreement.)


VISITAN
EMBARQ"
RETAIL
STORE


nvide lori'g-d t 3r,nce calls,
ie phone
ARQ"' Home Phone customers
Q" home and wireless phones

'handset for 529.95 (PLusrTAX
E,.' ,l,,-,, ".,' 0 t 1r.1 ,- 'All,'.I,::: !,';,,,-,'


SEBRING 311 U.S. Hwy. 27 N. in Village Fountain Plaza Shopping Center


u
~ $i
~i~~;si~ .

n

,fed




/BL
~4~4"1 "~b




~r
9s


CALL 888-EMBARQ2, VISIT embarq.com OR STOP BY AN EMBARQ" STORE.
(88a -362-2772)


EMBARQ

This Way to Common Sense"


Please transact


your business with us

with that in mind.


Happy Holidays!


'"Taxes, fees, and surcharges (icduding a USF charge of up to 8.07% that varies quarterly, cost recovery fees of $0.55 per line, & statelocal fees that vary by area) are excluded. Cost recovery fees are not taxes or government required charges.
Requires approved credit. Services may not be available in all areas. Offer available to residential customers only. Limited-time offers subject to change or cancelation.withoul notice. Additional restrictions may apply on all offers. Monthly Fee: Monthly
rate of $74.90 applies while customer subscribes to both services of the EMBARQm Together Phone PaQD. If one of the services Is cancelled, the standard monthly rate will apply for the remaining service. Taxes and surcharges are additional and are
based on standard monthly rate. Local Service: Local and in-state long-distance (Including local ll) services are governed by the applicable state tariffs and/or state terms and conditions. See rates, terms and conditions at embarq.com. Requires approved
credit Unlimited Nationwide Long Distance: Forsresidential voice service usage only. State-tostate and international long-distance services are governed by Embarq Communications, Inc., Terms and Conditions of Sevice. Local and in-state long distance
(including local toll) services are governed by the applicable slate tariffs andlor state terms and conditions of service. Monthly fee does not include usage for Directory Assistance, EMBARQ Calling Card service or operator services. Service is not intended
for commercial use, Internet data or facsimile service. This calling pln is restricted to one plan per qualifying residential access line and is not available in student housing associated with educationalnlstitutions. If Embarq Communications, Inc., determines
that usage is not consistent with residential voice conversation or for any other use that does not involve a person-topeson conversation or voice message, the service may be assessed a data usage fee or disconnected. U.S. residents In EMBARQ local
eritories only with dal-1 service quality. Calls to 900, 986, 555, and 700 NPAs are not considered unlimited interstate and intrastae dial- calling. Monthly fee indudes one phone line. Customer's first invoice will Include a partial monthly fee and the first
month billed in advance. There will be no pro-raion of any monthly recurring charge for partial bill when customer cancels service. Local toll and international rates vary, and surcharges may apply, including surcharges on residential calls made to foreign
mobile phones. Call 1-866-421-7935 for local toll and international rates. Operator-assisted calls and toll-freelcalling card calls made romnpayphones in the U.S. will be assessed a surcharge. All rates subject to change. Additional restrictions may apply.
Wrele Service: Coverage not available everywhere. Terms and conditions apply. Subject to change without notice. May not be combined with other offers. See store or embarq.com for details. Device subject to availability. Service Plans: $75 (1-yr term)
or $150 (2-yr term) early termination and, if not an EMBARQ wireline customer, a $35 activation fee applies per line. Deposit may be required. Unused plan minutes do not carry forward. Partial minutes are charged as full minutes. EMBARQ may
terminate service if a majority of minutes in a given month are used while roaming. Unlimited Caling to EMBARQ" Home Phone: Calls to your EMBARQm home wireline number do not count toward any minute allocation. EMBARQ" One Volcdrll:
Supports only EMBARQ' wireless (primary line only and wireline phones. All phones must be under the same customer name. Equipment Credit Requires purchase and new service activaion by 1/1507. Applied at point of sale or on initial invoice
depending on purchase location. Not available on accounts that received equipment credits associated with renewal or activation within the last 12 months. Cannot exceed customer's actual purchase price of devicess. All other ademar are the property
of theirrespective owners. 02006 Embarq Holdings Company LLC. All rights reserved. The name EMBARQ and the]et logo are rademarls of Embarq Holdings Company LLC. 11 :30 EMB-06-1433


iN


_







10A The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006


Women's Lunch
Set For Friday
Sherry White Ministries will be
hosting a luncheon at noon
tomorrow (Friday) at the Panda
Restaurant on U.S. 17 South in
Wauchula. Women in the com-
munity who are interested in
learning about a project to start
a women's home in Hardee
County are invited. The cost of
meal will be $8.50.
The luncheon will be an hour
long, and door prizes will be
given away. Sherry White
Ministries will be asking for sug-
gestions for a name for the new
women's home, which has
recently been leased to the min-
istry. For further information,
contact White at 773--2031 or
www.swministries.com.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA, IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 252006CP000110
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
MILFORD TIMOTHY COTTON,
also known as
MILFORD T. COTTON,
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
MILFORD TIMOTHY COTTON, also
known as MILFORD T. COTTON,
deceased, whose date of death was
September 3, 2006, and whose social
security number is 263-32-7338, 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 Attorn-
ey 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 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 first publication of
this Notice is November 23, 2006.
MARY F. POWELL
Personal Representative
197 Dixie Boulevard
Bowling Green, FL 33834
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Officer Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
11:23-30c


Q: Can I trust the health claims
on food and supplement labels?
A: Only if you read the fine print
carefully. The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) used to limit
the claims allowed on foods strictly
to those supported by strong scien-
tific research. Two examples are the
ability of calcium to forestall osteo-
porosis, and the effect of a diet rich
in fruits and vegetables to reduce
cancer risk. Now, the FDA is allow-
ing claims based on even prelimi-
nary data, as long as the statement
is carefully worded. A phrase like
"evidence suggests" on food pack-
aging indicates the absence of a
strong body of research in support.
Supplement labels can be even
trickier to decipher accurately,
because they may claim that a prod-
uct is linked to some body function,
like healthy cells or nerves. An
improved body function, however,
may not bring any particular health
benefit or reduction in risk of dis-
ease. For unbiased information


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 25 2006 CA 000533
CHESTER NEICE AND
LINDA A. NEICE, his wife
Plaintiffs,
vs.
PEDRO GARCIA and ESTHELA
A. GARCIA, his wife, and
JOEL GUTIERREZ and
SETURNINA MORENO, his
wife, et al.
Defendants.


NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Pedro Garcia and
Esthela A. Garcia
1905 Petteway Avenue
Wauchula Florida
Last Known Address
Joel Gutierrez and
Seturlina Moreno
1905 Petteway Avenue
Wauchula FL 33873
Last Known Address
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for Quiet Title on the following prop-
erty in HARDEE County, Florida:
Lots 9 and 10 Block 21 of the
Wauchula Hills Subdivision, as
recorded in the Public Records
of Hardee County, Florida.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on JEFF
J. McKIBBEN, Plaintiff's attorney,
whose address is Post Office Box
1748, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on
or before Dec. 29, 2006, and file the
original with the Clerk of this Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
attorney or immediately thereafter;
otherwise a default will be entered
against you for the relief demanded
in the Complaint.
WITNESS my hand and the
seal of this Court on 21 day
of November, 2006.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court


By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
11:30-12:7c


about food and supplement choices,
you're best off trusting health
experts without a profit motive.
Two reliable sources of good health
advice are the American Institute
for Cancer Research (www.aicr.org)
and the National Institutes of
Health (www.nih.gov).
Q: Is intestinal gas a warning
sign about the foods I eat?
A: Intestinal gas forms when
bacteria in our digestive tract fer-
ment carbohydrates that have not
been fully digested. Some gas pro-
duction is normal and to be expect-
ed, but the following steps may help
diminish any gas you have. If you
develop gas after consuming milk
or other dairy products, you may
have lactose intolerance. Some peo-
ple with this problem must avoid
dairy products completely, but
many people can tolerate cheese,
yogurt, or even milk in limited por-
tions. If gas develops after you eat
beans or certain vegetables- you
could first sprinkle these foods
before eating them with a gas-
reducing enzyme supplement avail-
able in drugstores. Some people
suffer gas from swallowing air
when they smoke or eat too quickly.
Carbonated soft drinks or beer
could also be responsible for your
discomfort. It is interesting to note
that many cultures abundantly fla-
vor beans and vegetables with herbs
and spices like ginger or cinnamon,
which also seem to prevent gas. To
calm your stomach, you might try
to experiment with these season-
ings, or sip peppermint or
chamomile tea after a meal. If your
symptoms cannot be easily con-
trolled with these methods, or you
experience additional problems like
abdominal pain or change in bowel
habits, talk to your doctor.
Occasionally, chronic intestinal gas
signals more serious health prob-
lems.
Q: Are tortillas considered
grain products?
A: Yes. Tortillas are grain prod-
ucts, since they are made from
either wheat or corn. Corn tortillas
may be the more nutritious choice,
since they are often whole-grain
products, and they tend to be lowest
in fat. Flour tortillas are reasonable
choices, however. For the most
nutrition, look for whole-grain vari-
eties and compare the fat content of
various brands since brands differ
widely. To lower your risk of cancer
and promote your overall well
being, the American Institute for
Cancer Research recommends that
you make whole grains, as well as
vegetables, fruits and beans, the
largest part of your diet. Although
tortilla chips are grain products,
too, they are high in fat except
for the fat-free baked varieties -
and should be only a minor part of
your diet.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF
THE TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
OF FLORIDA,'IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY
CASE NO. 252006CP000111
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
THERESA M. HUNTER, also
known as THERESA HUNTER,
deceased.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
THERESA M. HUNTER, also known as
THERESA HUNTER, deceased,
whose date of death was October 5,
2006, and whose social security num-
ber is 068-03-6994, 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
unliquldated 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 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 first publication of
this Notice is November 23, 2006.
DIANE C. HUNT
Personal Representative
801 N. 8th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
John W.H. Burton, of
BURTON & BURTON, P.A.
Post Officer Drawer 1729
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone: (863) 773-3241
Telecopier: (863) 773-0910
Florida Bar Number: 0650137
11:23-30c


Q: Is exercising with weights
safe and appropriate for senior
citizens?
A: Absolutely as long as it's
done safely, of course. Strength
training, also called resistance train-
ing, can be done with free weights
(like dumbbells), resistance bands
(like .big rubber bands), large
machines or simple calisthenics.
This type of exercise focuses on
building and maintaining muscle
strength, which is vital to help
seniors maintain an independent
life.
Simple acts like getting out of a
chair alone, climbing stairs and car-
rying groceries all require strength.
The ability to do these things can
drop significantly if muscle is lost.
Fortunately, studies show that prop-
er exercise can rebuild lost muscle
strength, regardless of a person's
age. Experts recommend strength
training for all major muscle groups
at least twice a week. Before you
start, be sure to get instruction on
whatever type of strength training
you will use, so you don't injure
yourself with improper technique or
an excessive amount of weight.
Q: Is the diet in which you eat
a bowl of cereal for two meals a
day a good idea?
A: This diet can sound like a
great plan. It will help you avoid
excess calories that fast food restau-
rant meals sometimes have. The fat
content of a bowl of cereal is gener-
ally low, if you use nonfat or lowfat
milk. And, depending on the cereal
you choose, you could even eat a lot
of fiber and added vitamins.
However, unless you include a
substantial serving of fruit on or
with the cereal at each meal, you're
unlikely to meet the goal of five to
10 servings of fruits and vegetables
daily that is recommended by
experts like the American Institute
for Cancer Research. While vitamin
fortification might compensate a lit-
tle for the lack of produce, research
now shows, that many health bene-
fits come from the natural phyto-
chemicals in fruits and vegetables.


Nutrition Notes


MOISSANITE
Created By,
CHARLES & COLVARD


Moissanite Event!
Saturday, December 2, 2006
9:00a.m. to 7:30p.m.,


Enter our Moissanite Makeover Giveaway valued at $400!:


QU QYine &Ohck


36 West Broadway, Ft. Meade, F1 33841
Phone (863) 285-8080 (863) 285-7600
kutoam cee uaipmr in r;fkt, I 8k, 'wifd 'Slakmmr


soc 11 30C


II ''gatee2"













0 P *tu *igWith-qq a too!


11:30c









,Antique Ar(tsg
aCaRIh
I'..
& Crafts Qhow


Corner of Palmetto and 7h


DeC. 2 9am


-3pm


Bake Sale, Plant Sale, Food,


Antiques and Treasuires,


SCrafts, Poinsettias
^HP


Pictures with Mrs. Santa

from 10am lpm


SponSOreC b5


Wauchula Carden Club

and Wauchula Womans5 Club
11:30c
11.


'Cats Squelch Streaks,
By JOAN SEAMAN long stretch, which saw Palmer,
Of The Herald-Advocate seated with his fourth foul.
They took a huge lead and held In the final quarter, Sebring went
on for the win. on a full-court press, ball-hawking
The Hardee Wildcats held off the defense, but began getting foul
surging Sebring Blue Streaks on calls. Early in the period, Sebrinig ;E
Tuesday evening for a 66-62 victo- cut the Hardee lead to 56-52, but )-i
ry. then each time Sebring would..
It was a seesaw affair. Midway score, Hardee would answer.
through the first period, Hardee had At the two-minute mark, Sebring-:..,
a 15-13 advantage behind the senior A.C. Wilson made it a threes',l.
inside play of Arnold Louis with point game, 61-58 when he sank'.-
six points and Mark St. Fort with another shot. Back in the game,.-
four. Sebring stormed back to go Palmer threw long to St. Fort for. a'
ahead 19-17 on a trey from senior deuce. Wilson banked a shot to stay
Kyle Hoffner. within three.
When Louis rebounded a Weston As the clock neared the 30-sec-,-
Palmer shot it was tied. Hardee got ond mark, Jermaine King was.
a pair of free throws by Olnel fouled and hit both shots. Hoffner :
Virgile, who shortly stole the ball hit an inbounds shot In despera-:-.
and scored again to put Hardee up tion, Sebring had to foul. With 8.3..:'.
23-19 as the first period ended. seconds left, St. Fort was hit arid .
The second stanza belonged to sank one-of-two from the charity,-q.
Hardee as Sebring went stone cold, stripe. Hardee won 66-62 when- *;';
getting only four points, while Sebring ran out of time. '
Hardee widened its lead to 37-23 St. Fort was the game's high,.-i.'
by halftime. scorer with 23 points, with Louis:.)t
In the third stanza, Hardee could- adding 16, Palmer 11, Virgile four.
n't buy a foul and' Sebring bullied and Josh Jackson a trey. Sebring's
its way to cut Hardee's lead to 50- high scorers were Hoffner and Sam '''
40. Hardee was called for eight Robinson each with a dozen poinitsi.
fouls and Sebring only one in that and Brandon Diaz-Ascani with 11'
.*'. .


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2006-25
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held
and thereafter Ordinance number 2006-25 will be presented
to the City Commission for approval upon the second reading
at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873,
on the 11th day of December, 2006, at 6:00 PM. A copy of the
proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the
City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida
33873. Any person may appear and be heard with respect to
the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled
as follows:
ORDINANCE 2006-25
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT OF
SECTION 2.05.01(B), A/K/A TABLE 2.05.01(B),
"TABLE OF DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS" OF THE
UNIFIED LAND DEVELOPMENT CODE; PROVIDING
FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY;
PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; AND PROVIDING
FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as
amended, the City Commission hereby advises that if any
interested person decides to appeal any decision made by
the City Commission with respect to any matter considered at
the proceedings, he will need a record of the proceeding and
that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes
the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be
based.
The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida,
does not discriminate upon the basis of
any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory pol-
icy involves every aspect of the Commission's functions,
including ones access to, participation, employment or treat-
ment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reason-
able accommodation as provided for in the Americans with
Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should
contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/ Clarissa Abbott
CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
City of Wauchula

Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire
Attorney for City of Wauchula
Clifford M. Ables, III, PA.
202 West Main Street, Suite 103
Wauchula, Florida 33873 11:30c


ft-


A I


I








November 30, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 11A


Horses Teach More Than Riding

New Center Provides Therapy For Those With Special Needs


By C.J. MOUSER
For The Herald-Advocate
One-half mile east of Holland-
own Road on the south side of
eeples Lane in Hardee County is a
;turdy. arena with cushioned sand
loors. At first glance, the building
oks like an average pole barn, but
SBeth Brown and her 14-year-old
ughter, Tiffany, it's a critical ele-
,ent in a dream come true.
Brown lost her father, Joe
3aschler Sr., on April 16, 2005.
3aschler was diagnosed with
asbestosis and died in less than
three.months. Due to the nature of
his illness, there was financial com-
pensation for the family. It was this
compensation that allowed Brown
to build a therapeutic and instruc-
tional riding academy and devote it
to her father.
"M1y father loved kids, so this
place was built as much for him as
it was for me," said Brown, indicat-
ing an engraved wooden sign dis-
played prominently on the office
wall that dedicates the center to the
meriory of her father.
Sonrise Acres Therapeutic Rid-
ing Center operates on 2.5 acres
and is the only such center in either
Hardee or Desoto counties.
The primary mission of the cen-
ter; is to help people with special
needs enjoy the physical and emo-
tional benefits of interaction with
houses. Special-needs riders are
assisted into the saddle via a spe-
cially, designed ramp system that
allows the rider to be moved from a
wheelchair directly to the back of
the: horse in a safe manner.
Medical science has discovered
that the movement of a horse pro-
vides a precise repetitive pattern
that is very similar to the move-
ment of the pelvis in the normal
human gait. Physically challenged
riders are able to direct the four
healthy legs of the horse as they
wish, which conveys a sense of


mobility and power not normally
available to the physically or men-
tally challenged.
The center also offers standard
instructional riding classes to any-
one who wishes to learn about
b. ,.-s.
"This is not your average riding
center," said Brown, adding, "it's
learning about horses and how to
handle them from the ground up.
Our horses qualify by being gentle
and calm, and are trained specifi-
cally for our programs. Riders
don't just climb on, ride around in a
circle and then dismount and go
home. Able-bodied riders learn to
saddle their mounts, how to maneu-
ver around in the saddle, and par-
ticipate in every aspect of the riding
experience. We have one 7-year-old
client who already knows how to
saddle his own horse."
For the truly horse-challenged
the center offers "Happy," a 20-
year-old miniature horse that stands
about 36 inches at the back. Happy
has a small cart and is happy to pull
it, which gives new riders an oppor-
tunity to be one with a horse with-
out actually mounting one.
"Even kids who are afraid of
horses will walk right up to Happy
and pet him. He's great for easing
kids into riding," noted Brown.
Construction began on the center
in April and was completed in
about eight months, but Brown
admitted that creating her dream
was no walk in the park.
If it wasn't for Duke Platt, of
Duke Platt Construction, this place
wouldn't be here. He donated all
the labor for the heavy projects.
Tiffany and I did as much as we
could, but Duke and his guys made
it happen."
The riding arena is covered and
has a sprinkler system to keep rid-
ers and animals cool and keep the
dust down during hot dry weather.
There is a covered open-air waiting
area adjacent to the arena, and a


PHOTOS BY C.J. MOUSER
"Happy," a miniature horse at Sonrise Acres, helps children ease
into the handling of horses.


Tiffany Brown holds saddles for young riders. Saddles of all
shapes and sizes are maintained at the center.


are payable in advance. Scholar-
ships are available to qualified
applicants and gift certificates are
available for Christmas.
Volunteers are needed for a vari-
ety of purposes, and are trained to
participate in every aspect of rid-
ing, from leading the horses and
supporting riders, to the care and
feeding of the animals.
The physical address for the cen-
ter is 3732 Peeples Lane in Wau-
chula. For more information about
the center and the programs avail-
able, call 767-0762 or 781-5864, or
e-mail beth@sonriseacres.com


. Soiq1ise
?l~erapeutic IR
Cbaqgiqg Lives Oipe


Acres K


idiqg
St ep


Center
'At A


inie


h I? Memory Of

Joe Gasclier Sr.
He Loved 71he Rids


Sonrise Acres was built in and dedicated to the memory of Beth
Brown's father to provide a service to the community.


Betj Brown (right) and daughter Tiffany demonstrate how phys-
icaIly challenged riders are helped into the saddle using a series
of 6amps.


l* Fort Meade, Florida .

UO O E N.. o,0 205 'oN. Charleston
CHEVROLET -* Oldsmobile. (863) 773-2530
Fort Meade, Florida (863) 285 8131
205 N. Charleston Ave. Fort Meade (863) 285 31
Visit our website at: www.directchevy.com




ReD



EVrENCT




NEW 2006 CHEVROLET NEW 2007 CHEVROLET NEW 2006 CHEVROLET
HHR SUBURBAN SILVERADO 1500
CREW CAB Z85





Auto., Air, PW/PL, Tilt/Cruise, V8, Auto., Dual Air, PW/PL, V8, Auto., Air, PW/PL,
CD. Tilt/Cruise, CD, XM Satellite Tilt/Cruise, CD, 20" Wheels,
Radio Chrome Sidesteps, On Star.
Stk.#06341 Stk.#07194 Stk. #06707
$16,995 $34,995 $26,995

AN AE:AN REVOLUyTON



2001 CHEVROLET 2002 FORD 2006 CHEVROLET
TAHOE LS SPORT TRACK EXPRESS LS
V8,auto, air, pw/pl, tilt/cruise, Leather, V6, auto., air, pw/pl, 15-PASSENGER VAN
CD. tilt/cruise, CD. V8, auto, dual air, pw/pl,
CD. tilt/cruise, CD. tilt/cruise.
Stk.#6113 Stk.#07191A Stk.#6121
$14,995 $13,995 $21,995

2004 CHEVROLET 2003 CHEVROLET 2003 CHEVROLET
SILVERADO 1500 SUBURBAN LT VENTURE EXT LS VAN
CREW CAB 4X4 3rd seat, dual air, leather, Auto., dual air, pw/pl, tilt/cruise,
V8, auto., air, leather, pw/pl. OnStar, pw/pl, tilt/cruise, CD. CD.
tilt/cruise, CD. CD.
Stk.#07298B Stk.#07062A Stk.#07340A
$22,995 $19,995 $9,995

2005 CHEVROLET 2003 FORD 2004 CHEVROLET
EQUINOX MUSTANG GT TRAIL BLAZER LT
V6, auto., air,pw/pl, tilt/cruise, V8, auto., air, pw/pl, tilt/cruise. Auto., air, tilt/cruise, pw/pl.
CD Stk.#06731A Stk.#06769A
Stk.#06668A
$16,995 $16,995 $16,995



*AII rebates and incentives assigned to dealer. APR Is W.A.C. for up to 60 months. All prices are plus tax, tag and $149.95 dealer fee.
Our selection of trucks, prices ancd customer service makes it worth the drive to Bob Elliott's Greenwood Chevrolet!


ff


Irsr ~ It--- '


AL /J







12A The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006


Jeer
3imuri


*4e


*--a


SCerftined


1Certified


SCertiBied


A'


E Cerliifie


-=~~ ~.-
T-i-hL--I


- Certi Iitd


----- -


---.~i


jT~


A'"


I'I ;!J J II'Ir IJI"IiJr.


Ir~P~l~rP


I
.~


I

r -


mr-r r~~~ _


I


-


mmlm


,~4~ i


j I I


[dill IL


SJL


.Ij-Ll 1--lil &


- -- i I










The Herald-Advocate
(1ISPS 578-780)

Thursday, November 30, 2006


Four OT Loss Stops Hardee


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
. Neither team left anything on the
field in the four overtime thriller at
Wildcat Stadium on Friday night.
,Two exhausted teams which had
Battled through a full game and
three other overtime sessions went
t it an unprecedented fourth time,
with the Bartow Yellow Jackets
outlasting the Hardee Wildcats 37-
31 in the Region 3 championship
game.
The 'Cats, one of only eight
teams still standing in the state 3A
competition, hosted this game and
had hoped to upend the visiting
District 10 runner-up Yellow
Jackets and avenge an early season
32-31 loss to Bartow.
It was not to be. Crowds jammed
the stands and available standing
space at each end zone.
S"My hat is off to Bartow and I


Passing Completions,
Attempts & Interceptions

,Passing Yards

Rushing Attempts/Yards

'Total Yards

'Turnovers

First.Downs

Penalties, Lost Yardage


SCORING BY QUARTER
HARDEE 0 0 7 3

BARTOW 0 7 03



5 1/2-FOOT RATTLESNAKE


wish good luck to them. We have
some of the smallest linebackers in
the state Class 6A down to Class
lB. They average 170 pounds or
less. It's a testament to our kids
how far they've come. There were
turnovers on Bartow's part and we
hoped it would happen again in the
overtimes.
"I am so proud of these jokers,"
continued Hardee head coach
Derren Bryan. "What they have
accomplished. We physically don't
match up on paper with many of
the teams we play, but this is a spe-
cial team," said the coach.
He told his disappointed players,
"be proud of who you are and what
you've.done." Bryan said the team
began to come together in pre-sea-
son camp. "Back then, we were
hoping to .go 6-4 and they turned it
into a team that has gone the far-
thest in the playoffs since 1995.


They have that character. I'm sad at
the loss, but proud of our team," he
added.
Bartow won the coin toss and
deferred to the second half. Herman
Patterson recovered a squib kick to
get the Wildcats going at their own
38. A couple of passes to Jermaine
King, a 22-yard Houdini run by
quarterback Weston Palmer and
short runs by Jimmy Cimeus and
Jayquan Gandy and Hardee stalled
at the Bartow 25. A Pablo Anselmo
field goal try was tipped and went
wide left.
It was back and forth, good plays
and bad ones for both squads. Terry
Redden got. one interception,
Donald White another. As the first
period faded, it was 0-0.
It was still a defensive battle
throughout the second quarter. At
the 4-minute mark, a Will Krause
punt pushed 'the Yellow Jackets
'back to start over. This time, senior
quarterback Devarious Cook engi-
neered a 14-play drive which fin-
ished with a 15-yard pass to
Malcolm Johnson for the score. A
Kevious Jones kick made it a 7-0
halftime score.
Bartow hhd two plays to start the
second half, before a fumble gave


Hardee the ball. A quick pass to
King gained 18 yards.,Two passes
went awry before King grabbed
another, and the final 5-yard pass
for the score. Anselmo's kick tied
the game 7-7.
Back to the defensive battle for
the rest of the third, quarter, still at
7-7 game.
Hardee drew first blood in the
final quarter of the regulation
game. Starting at their own 36, the
Wildcats used nine plays to get
within field goal range. Anselmo
nailed the 32-yarder and Hardee
had a 10-7 lead.
On its next series, Bartow was
forced to punt, and Terry .Redden
responded with a 30-yard runback.
A fumble gave the ball to Bartow at
midfield. The Yellow Jackets took
advantage of the lone Wildcat
turnover to go for a game-tying
field goal, which Jones notched. It
was 10-10.
And, after a bit more back and
forth, neither team could get ahead
and the game ended still locked at
10-all.
The first of four Kansas tie-
breaker sessions followed. Each
team would get four tries to score
from the 10-yard line outside the


south end zone. Bartow had the ball

first and scored on a Cook pass to
Jamal Darling: Hardee responded
with a pass from Palmer to King.
Each team made its conversion
kick. It was 17-all.
On the next overtime session,
Hardee had first crack at it, with
Palmer tucking the ball in and run-
ning for the corner of the end zone
to score. Anselmo made it 24-17. A
pass interference call in the end
zone ga\e Barlo\w a total of seven
tries to make 10 yards, and Cook
finally slipped behind center to
cross the goal line before fumbling
the ball. With the Jones kick, the
game was;again 24-24.
Carl Edler ran the next Bartow
try in for the score and the Yellow
Jackets took a 31-24 lead. After a
couple of tries on the ground,


Palmer went to the air and again
found King in the end zone.
Anselmo's kick tied the game 31-
all.
It was.Hardee's turn to start first
in the fourth overtime. After three
fruitless tries, The 'Cats went for a
field goal, which was pushed wide
right.
Seizing a golden opportunity, the
Yellow Jackets used back-to-back
Edler runs to score. He only got
three yards on the first try, but on
the second kept his feet moving
until he got the football and his
right arm over the goal line. The
stunned Hardee crowd stayed in the
stands as the teams met at midfield
to congratulate each other for a
hard-fought game.
Bryan lauded his team for all the
See WILDCATS 5B


Bucs Ticket Winner

f4 November 24th

Chevee Cole,

Wauchula


Florida Citrus Growers


Face Several Challenges


By MICHAEL KELLY
For The Herald-Advocate
7 7 7 0 = 31 Life as a Florida citrus grower is
Never easy.
7 7 7 6 = 37 Even amidst. tihi 'year's near
Record high prices growers are fac-
ing their share of struggles.
Florida is the largest citrus-pro-
.,- "" ........ "" ducmg state'in the U.S. v.ith this
\ ear's crop estimated to be 135 mil-
lion boxes by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture.
The citrus industry has .a multi-
billion dollar economic impact in
Florida, along with employing
-it.'" "." i thousands of workers.
'.....'" As if dealing With the typical
.. freezes, droughts and hurricanes
... :was not enough, growers are now
.' ; ':, facing new challenges..with citrus
-- l "y-r" Canker, greening, urban de'elop-
Ai ment and increasing:land prices.
'. Greening and high land costs
S are the two biggest threats to the
citrus industry," said Thomas
S Spreen, professor and chair of food
S and resource economics at the
University of Florida.
The hurricanes of 2004 and 2005
S. played a major role in spreading the
canker disease throughout- south
and central Florida.
Canker weakens and eventually
kills the tree while causing blem-
ishes on the fruit.
The Florida Department of
Agriculture and Consumer Services
S.... (FDACS) implemented an eradica-
S ''-. c .r tion program in hopes of ridding
S. '*. the state of the disease.
Under the FDACS regulations


every tree i th i n 1,900 feet of an
infected tree had to be pushed up
and burned. .
Additionally no new trees were
allowed to be planted on the land
for t\o )ears.
When the canker eradication pro-
gram' was halted earlier this year.
o.er 90,000 .acres of citrus trees
were slated to be destroyed. This-
equaled about 12 percent of the cit-
rus acreage in Florida.
"The processed fruit industry can
live with canker, while fresh fruit
can not," Spreen said.
Greening .is a new disease that
was not found in Florida until
August 2005.
It originated in Asia, before mov-
ing to Brazil in 2003 and now into
the United States
Once a tree is infected with
greening it drops the .fruit and some
of the leaves, \ weakening and even-
tuallN killing the tree.
Greening is often spread by the
leaf-feeding insect known as the
psyllid.
SOnce a ps,11Jid leaves an infected
tree and travels to another it carries
the bacterial disease, infecting. a
new tree.
Psyllids were present in Florida
before the greening arrived in 2005
but did not pose any major prob-
lems to, the citrus, industry.
Skyrocketing land prices are also
hurting the industry.
Ken Sanders, a local grower and
real estate salesman, said, "Grove
land is now between $9,000 and


$20,000 an acre, depending on the
size and quality of the grote."
These prices compare \with
$5,000 to $10,000 an acre just five
years'ago
Land prices this high can cause
growers to stop adding more acre-
age or additional gloves because
Sthe costs are too high.
People can still make money%
buying an orange grove and depre-
ciating the trees, but finding the
right one is important. Sanders
said.
This year's crop estimate is con-
siderablh lower than in years past
due to lost production from the hur-
ricanes and canker eradication.
Steve Johnson, a local grower,
expects the production to start
going up again next .ear.
"The trees are still not fully
recovered from the hurricanes, and
they have a small crop this year.
which means next year should be
considerably better," Johnson said.'
High prices means most owners
rill take better care of their groves,
which will also increase produc-
tion.
"As the price goes up people will
put more into their groves to get
more out of them," Sanders said.
Current price estimates are $2 a
pound solids for earlies and up to
42.15 for Valencias, Johnson said.
"Small groves and growers are
still going ta be able.to make a liv-
ing, but people probably need to
start going more towards profes-
sional caretakers," Spreen said.


The
Head-doct
WRITES
PUBLISHER
115 7t Ave


Call in DAILY for a
short Bible message.




MESSAGE CHANGED DAILY!


i ,:


COURTESY PHOTO
John C. Keller of the Fish Branch community near Gardner on
Saturday shot this 5 1/2-foot Eastern diamondback rattlesnake
in the yard of his mother, Helen Keller who lives a few hundred
*yards away. Keller said he almost stepped on the rattler when he
got out of his truck. The snake had nine rattles and a button. His
son will put the rattles on a keychain.

A friend might well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

NOTICE
HARDEE COUNTY
On Thursday, December 14, 2006, the Hardee County
Commissioners and the Planning and Zoning Board mem-
bers will participate in the annual tour of CF Industries, Inc.
mining operations.
The participants will meet at the Hardee County
Commission Office located at Room 103, Courthouse
Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula at 8:30 a.m.
For more information, please call 863/773-0136.
Bobby Smith, Chairman 11:30c


SEVERT'S


CHRISTMAS TREES




Now AVAILABLE i


FRESH TREI

WREATHS


S ALL SIZES

& GARLAND j


STATE FARMERS MARKET PARKING LOT

U.S. HwY 17 S. WAUCHULA


PAGE ONE


HARDEE
11-25-0

81

30/139

220

1

'9
3/23


BARTOW
11-22-3

126
43/179

305

4

15
6/31


YOUR

-BUSINESS

COULD

APPEAR

HERE TOO!!
Contact Amy Brown
or Nancy Davis
at
The Herald-Advocate
115 Seventh Ave.
773-3255


GAME STATISTI .r


n.








2B The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006





-IHardee


Living-


Jessica Nicole Taylor of Bowling
Green has announced the wedding
plans for her marriage to Robert
Alan Doyle of Bowling Green.
The bride-elect is the daughter of
Donna King of Bowling Green and
Donald Woods of Zolfo Springs.
The prospective groom is the son of
Dottie Brownlee of Lakeland and
Alan Doyle of Fort Meade.
The couple will wed on Saturday


SHeather Nicole Tindell. the
.daughter ofRicky and Janet Tindell
"of Avon Park, has announced the
-wedding plans for her marriage to
Chad Joseph Knight, the son of
'Charles and Carol' Knight of
Wauchula.
SThe couple will exchange vows
' *' ''


of next week, Dec. 9, at New Vision
church in Zolfo Springs. Music
starts at 1:30 in the afternoon, with
the ceremony beginning at 2
o'clock.
Following the exchange of vows,
a reception will be held in Pioneer
Park in Zolfo Springs.
Friends and relatives of the cou-
ple are invited.


this Saturday at the First Baptist
Church of Avon Park; The ceremo-
.ny will begin at 6:30 in the evening.
Following the wedding, a recep-
tion will beheld at the Candlelight
Restaurant in Sebring.
Friends and relatives of the cou-
ple are in cited


Pella/CorsonO

Wedding Plans
SJara Ann Pella of Zolfo Springs on Saturday at Cres' ille Bethel
has announced the wedding plans Baptist Church. Music starts at 2:30
;for her marriage to Cole Kev in in the afternoon. \w ith the ceremony
Corson of Zolfo Springs. beginning at 3 o'clock.
The bride-elect is the daughter of
Louie and Karen Pella of Zolfo Following the wedding, a recep-
Springs and Kevin and Elsa Jane tion will be held in the home ot
Miller of Lorida. The prospective Louieand Karen Pella.
groom is the son of Doug and Lisa Friends and relatives of the cou-
Corson of Zolfo Springs. pie are nm ited. No local invitations
The couple will exchange vows have been sent.

Bacteria were first seen in 1676 by Anton van Leeuwenhoek, a
Dutch merchant. He is often called the father of bacteriology.


Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson


TURN THE OTHER CHEEK
One night a group of drunken high school boys went to the farm of an
Amish family after a football game and began smashing watermelons.
While the boys were yelling and laughing, they saw a glowing lantern flick-
ering in an upstairs bedroom of the farmhouse.
From the.field the boys could see the light being carried down the stairs
and then to the front porch. As the light approached them through the dark-
ness, the boys prepared for a fight. Instead, the farmer told the boys they
could have all the watermelons they wanted but the melons they were
breaking were not his best. He offered to lead them to the best field. The
boys were embarrassed and apologized before leaving. The farmer invited
them in for a glass of lemonade but they declined.
Isn't this what Jesus had in mind when He said, "When a man slaps you
on one cheek, turn the other also'?
Here's another example: When the communists took over China, huge,
public trials were held where prominent leaders faced false accusations and
then were taken away to prison. Eventually the purge reached Shanghai and
the large church pastored by Watchman Nee.
At the public trial, there were many accusations against Nee. but he
said nothing. His sister %\as furious. "What will nou do to defend yourself
against these ridiculous charges?" she asked him.
His reply: "Everv time I ha\e been persecuted, good things havehap-
pened. No. dear Ruth. I will not retaliate. This has all the signs of God at
work in my life. He has more to teach me and I will not refuse the gift:
Besides, there is always some element of truth in e'erv criticism."
I think the biggest reason not to defend oneself is that Jesus Himself did .
not put up a defense
"As a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not His mouth."
(Isaiah 53.71
"'When he stood bound before Pilate. the Roman governor said..
"Hearest thou not ho"w many things they witness against Thee?" And He
answered him neter a word insomuch that the governor marveled greatly."
(Matthew 27:13)
Have we been treated this way? Have we been insulted more than this?
And what about the crucifixion? What did He say to the greatest humilia-
tion of all? SimplN a prayer: "Forgile them Father, for they know not what
they do." (Luke 23:24)
If we are Christians and claim to follow Christ, ho\\ can we fight back
when the time comes for us to face our small indignities?

The harder a pencil is, the higher its number and the more clay and
less graphite it contains.



BIG YARD SALE
Northside Baptist Church
corner of Eighth and Polk Road
Saturday Dec. 2 8-12-,.
also Baked.Goods & Drinks .. .
To Benefit Children's Department,, 3Lp


Your Child Will
Learn to Read!
Free Evaluation
Internationally Acclaimed Method
Children. Teens & Adults

Academy icAssociates Rose Mitchell-Freeman
Learning Centers pea.ls s1t
socl1:30c (863)773-6141


" -


Taylor/Doyle

Wedding Plans


Fath r Jim


L


St. Ann's Episcopal Church in
Wauchula will welcome its new
vicar, the Rev. James B. McConnell
in a special ceremony on Sunday at
2 p.m.
The celebration, at the church at
205 N. Ninth Ave.,,Wauchula. will
be led by the Right Reverend John
W. Howe, D.D:, Bishop of the
Diocese of Central Florida..
,Father Jim, as he prefers to be
called, was born in New Orleans in
1942. He served in the U.S. Navy
and is a Vietnam veteran. After dis-
charge from the Navy, he joined the
New Orleans Police Department,
where he served for 10 years as a
patrol officer, accident investigator
and detective.
While serving the police depart-
ment, he earned a degree in crimi-
nolog \lth a minor in secondary
education from St. Mar.'s Domini-
can Uni'ersitN in Ne%\ Orleans.
Upon leaIing the police depart-
ment, he worked as a claims
adjuster of the Insurance Co. of
North America.
After several Nears of prayer and
discernment. Re\. McConnell en-
tered seminary at the LiU ersat. of
the South at Setanee. Tenn. in
1983. He graduated in 1986 with a
master's degree in di inity.
Since then. Re\. McConnell has
served churches in Louisiana,
NMissisippi. A.-\on Park and
Wyoming. He comes to Wauchula
from Gillette.Wio., where he \was
rector of the Holy Trinity Episcopal
Church. He is semi-retired as of
No'. I and now lines in Wauchula
v.ith his % ife of 41 \ears. Carolyn.
The\ ha\e two children: daughter


Under New Ownership!
(formerly Backbone Saloon)
3315 State Rd. 64 W s
uWauchula, FL
Live Music by
\ Tommy Hatch
Dec. 9 from 7pm-11pm,
863-735-8887
Open 7 days a week Mon.-Sat. 7am-lam
Sun. 1 p lam soc11 306


j ^ Cornmmunity

Lacdfes Luncheon ,
Friday, Dec. 1, 2006 from 12-1
Pandc Restacrcnt
Lwnch $8.50
We are preparing to open a Christian home for
*unwed mothers
*abused women
*women who need help transitioning
back into society
*women who are committed to getting
the help they need

We are inviting you to share in this great
need in our community as we minister
to those who can't help themselves.
~ Door Prizes ~ Help Us Name the Home ~
Fun & Fellowship -
Needed: Project Managers Interior
Deorators Carpenters Creative Women
For more info please call Sherry White Ministries
863-773-2031
www.swministries.cbm
socil:23,30p


VA"
- ~a ;. i~

a' ,

F .'.


*5~c~-


Join lodal downtown


Wauchula businesses


as they will be


pef cate


tDiteday, Cd ecempnbe 7

for the holiday shopping season.

Look for the large snowflake outside participating merchants.

SFor more information contact Main Street Wauchula Inc. 767-0330

,' I,., ^..^ L

S' 11'3:;30 12.17c
1 *: *11-30.12 7c
'HI ~ Sr


Shelley resides in Orlando with her
three children; and James III
"Trey," who resides in Gillette.
SFather Jim's minister. experience
centers in youth work, counseling!
and preaching. His one comment is
,"It's great to be home." He looks
forward to getting involved in the
Wauchula community and enjoys
meeting new people and communi-
ty ser ice.
An avid sailor and fisherman, he
keeps his 23-foot sailboat "Kairos"
(God's time) at the Sarasota Sailing
Squadron where he is a member.
Father Jim has made application
to the local Elks Club for member-
ship and sa.s he looks forward to
meeting everyone in the community
of Wauchula.

We must use time wisely and
forever realize that the time is
always ripe to do right.
-Nelson Mandela


St. Ann's Welcomes

New Vicar


Tindel/Knight

Wedding Plans


I -- --


.1~ ~..~. --- .,-; ~


':


c41 it


I






November 30, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3B


Friday at noon Sherry White
Ministries will be kicking off its
new project to establish a women's
home in Hardee County by hosting
a community luncheon.
Sherry White personally invites
any woman in the community who
has a heart for women who are hurt-
ing to the event, which will take
place at the Panda Restaurant locat-
ed at 806 S. Sixth Ave. in
Wauchula.
The event will last from noon to
1 p.m., and Sherry White Ministries
will be presenting the new project
which is already under way. Bring
$8.50 to cover the cost of lunch.
Door prizes will be given away.
The project presentation will
explain why Hardee County is in


Starts
Well-known evangelist John
Obadiah Franklin will begin revival
services here next week.
Gospel Tabernacle, 810 Tenn. St.,
Wauchula, will host the revival,
which starts Wednesday, Dec. 6 and
continues at least through Sunday,
Dec. 10, possibly longer.
Franklin, who was a pastor for 30
years, felt called to an evangelistic
ministry about four years ago. He
is primarily known as the man in


desperate need of a women's home
and what.has already been done to
start the project.
Come prepared to learn about a
prospective asset to the community
and to help name the new women's
home. The home has already been-
leased to Sherry White Ministries
and the legal paperwork has been
completed.
All that is left to make this pro-
ject a reality is community support
and awareness.
Sherry White Ministries is a non-
profit, tax-deductible organization.
For more information, contact
White at 773-2031 or www.swmin-
istries.com and attend the luncheon
on Friday.


Dec. 6
the red clothing, who sits at inter-
sections all over the United States
holding a 100-pound cross and talk-
ing to the many people who
approach him with questions.
He also spends time in: various
churches, most recently in Colum-
bus, Ga., where he ministers by pre-
senting the Gospel message.
Everyone is invited to the 10 a.m.
and 6 p.m. services on Sunday and
7 p.m. weekend services.


Thank You
The Family of George M. Emmerton
gratefully thank the Wduchula State Bank,
The Lake Dale Baptist Chu1rchI and the
Community.for their love'and support cat
the time of his death. The comfort andCi
prayers tlihat were so freely offered, gqve t s
the courage and peace to ccrry on.
Thank You,
Grace Emmerton
socli:30p & Fcmily




Decorate with Balloons!


wE
'i 111



'*j occiSIONS

eWeddingseBirthdays*Showers*
eQuinceanaras
*Bouqets and more!
781 -0749 Tammy Kirk


-.0







socll:30p


A,-

-tI a


Dustin

2-Year-Old

Celebrates

Birthday
Little Dustin Wingate turned two
years old on Oct. 22 and celebrated
with a party at Pioneer Park in
Zolfo Springs.
Hosted by his parents, Crystal
Williams and Michael Wingate, the
party's theme was Spongebob
Square Pants.
Guests were served cake, chips
and soda and given candy bags.
Among those celebrating with him,
were his grandparents Kelly and
Penny Little, and uncles, cousins
and friends.









ONE BLUE, NO PINK






? .. .,



Mr. and Mrs. James David
McQuaig, Plant City, a seven
pound seven ounce son Connor
Andrew, born Nov. 21, 2006, St.
Joseph's Women's Hospital,
Tampa' ,Mrs:-McQuaig is the 'for-:
mer Erin Parke. Maternal grandpar-
ents are Bobby and Peggy Parke of
Plant City. Paternal grandparents
are Reuben and Nancy McQuaig of
Fort Green.
Hospital. newborn shots may be
included with your announcement
free of charge. Any other photo is
$15.
He that is of the opinion money
will do everything may well be
suspected of doing everything
for money.
--Benjamin Franklin


HJHS Hoops Start Monday


Women's Ministry Kicks

Off New Project Friday


f~st~
i~ii~u I,
I ,




~


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Junior High is the last of
the local school hoop teams to get
in action.
The girls and boys teams take to
the -hardwoods on Monday at
DeSoto. They travel to Avon Park
next Thursday, Dec. 7, before com-
ing home for a pair of games before
the Christmas holiday break. They
will host Sebring on Dec. 11 and
Hill-Gustat on Dec. 14. All games
are girls at 5:30 p.m., followed by
the boys about 6:30.
Coach Regan Davenport gave an
early review of her squad on
Monday. She is assisted by Beth
Sasser and high school junior
Savannah Palmer.
"The girls have been working
hard and are getting there. There's a
lot of raw talent to be fine-tuned.
I'm excited about the possibilities,"
said Davenport.
Eighth graders include Kara
Norris, Courtney Buckley, Kate
Krause, Ivette Cisneros, Alie
Hollie, Daisha Blandin, Paige
Massey, Lacey Garza, Yesenia








ZENAIDA LIMON
Army Pfc. Zenaida Limon has
graduated from basic combat train-
ing.at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.
She is the niece of Maria Castillo
of Ona and daughter of Maria
Limon of Hawkinsville, Ga. She is
a 2003 graduate of Sumter County
High School, Americus, Ga.
During the nine weeks of train-
ing, the soldier studied the Army
mission, history, tradition and core
values and physical fitness.
She received instruction and
practice in basic combat skills, mil-
itary weapons, chemical warfare
and bayonet training, drill and cere-
mony, marching, rifle marksman-
ship, armed and unarmed combat
and map reading.
Training also included field tac-
tics, military tactics, military cour-
tesy, the military justice system,
basic first aid, foot marches- and
field training exercises.







Victory Praise Center is hosting
a Gospel sing Saturday at 7 'p.m.
Special music will be provided by
The Vessels.
Everyone is invited to visit the
church at 132 E. Main St., Bowling
Green for this special time of wor-
ship. Refreshments will follow the'
singing.


graders in addition to those from
eighth grade," said Coleman.
Eighth graders are Dylan Justiss,
Jake Mayer, Kalan Royal, Jarrius
Lindsey, Tre' Anderson, Justin
Bromley, Kyle Bodeck and Scott
Donaldson. Chipping in will 'be
seventh graders Deonte Evans,
Dillon Rabon, D'Vonte Hooks,
Jajuan Hooks, Andrew Hooks and
D'Andre Rivers.


HJHS BASKETBALL


5:30/6:30
5:30/6:30
5:30/6:30
5:30/6:30
5:30/6:30
5:30/6:30
5:30/6:30
5:30/6:30
5:30/6:30
5:30/6:30


Hardee @ DeSoto
Hardee @ Avon Park
Hardee Home vs. Sebring
Hardee Home vs. Hill Gustat
Hardee @ Lake Placid
Hardee Home vs. DeSoto
Hardee Home vs. Avon Park
Hardee @ Sebring
Hardee @ Hill Gustat
Hardee Home vs. Lake Placid


YOU Can Appear In ...
Poet's Place
Are you a poet? Let us show it! Your work could be published in this
newspaper in "Poet's Place," a weekly feature which relies solely on
reader submissions. Poems must be your own original work, written
by you, not someone else. To appear in this feature, send your poet-
ry. name and town of residence to: Poet's Place, The Herald-
Advocate, P.O. Box 338. Wauchula, FL 33873 or fax 773-0657.


Arcadia Podiatry
Dr. Anthony Spinella
Dr. Doug Finkel
.^ & Dr. Mary Bogen
SComplete Foot Care Including:
Ingrown Nails -Heel Pain
*Bunions -Hammer Toes
*X-ray On Site
414 N. Brevard, Hwy 17 N B.:arcaCerf.io .n Fool Surgery
'Medicare Assignment Accepted
Fountain Plaza 494-3478 1 3
,, 494-3478 ,1 3"


Fall Inventory Clearance Sale
Just in Time to get the
yard ready for the Holidays
Azaleas, Crotons, Hibiscus, Ixoras, Flumbago & More
#5 Gallon Size ss.oo
#5 Galon ralms 10o.oo 2' Average Size
# Gallon Heirloom Roses $ 10.00
mall Quantity Queen Falms 6'+ $55.oo
Several unique, unusual plants.
bargain prices on several end of crop items
Check out our BEargain Wagon Many I 00o & z.oo items, Including azaleas,
crepe myrtles, ground covers, palms, unusual ferns & nahve grasses.
NoW tkru Sun. Dec. o1
Landscape Design & Inetallahon 5erviea Avalable

Shrubs and Stuff
3496 Peeples Lane Wauchula, FL 33873
S Office (863) 773-3557 Mobile 781-0157
Regular nours: 9 a.m. ro 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday I pm to 5 pm Sundays.
c. '


0o/ll/Iing lrecn Church of god 112




Wauchula Lions Club
invites you to

2nd Annual Lions' Day

BBQ PORK DINNER
Dinner Compliments of

The Bread Board Restaurant

Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006 11 a.m. 5 p.m.
FREE DINNER WITH TICKET (TAKE OUT OR EAT AT PATIO)




3 Major Prize Drawings:
32" Flat Screen LCD TV @ Noon Donated by VanDolah Power Plant


i NURSERY, INC.



POINSETTIA SALE


Wauchula Garden Club


Saturday, Dec. 2, 2006 9:00 am 3:00 pm
(941) 792-8717 (941) 795-8009 (fax) soc0



LOCAL ANGLERS

BASS TOURNAMENT.









December 3rd, Lake Reedy

Safe Light Til 1:00 p.m.

$50 Entry Fee (includes Big Bass)

Top 3 Finishers will Pay

Contact Joe Mullins (863) 773-4744 or (239) 633-9863

Sponsored By: Bass Anglers of Hardee County
socl1:30c


Dec. 4
Dec. 7
Dec. 11
Dec. 14
Jan. 18~
Jan. 22
Jan. 25
Jan. 29
Feb. 1
Feb. 8


Franklin Revival


homemade Fruiteak er.'


Available November 13th


5 b. $28.00
ra^t: V -a

Arts & Crafts Show


Donated by Mosaic


Dell Laptop @ 2 p.m.


Custom-made 8' Grill @ 4 p.m. Donated by Joe L. Davis Inc. Realtors
o Small prize drawings every 30 minutes.
You do not need to be present at the drawings to win.
o SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL THE DONORS FOR THEIR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT.
I -


Vargas and Elvira Servin. Joining
them are seventh graders Savannah
Hagans, Artrice Hines and Summer
Palmer. The team's manager is
Destiny McClellan.
On the boy's side of the ledger,
coaches Carl Coleman and Bryan
Pelham have "a good bunch to
work with. They want to learn. I
expect good things from them.
There's a good bunch of seventh






4B The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006


Cherry Prepares

For February Fight


The Real Florida
By Dorothy Harris
State Park Ranger


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Local lightweight contender
Edner Cherry will step up for his
next fight.
Actually, the usual 135-pounder
has agreed. to bulk up to 139
pounds for the 10-round main event
on the Feb. 17 card in New York.
Scheduled for coverage on
HBO's "Boxing After Dark," the
fight will be held at the Hammer-
stein Ballroom in New York City.
Cherry will fight 140-pound
junior welterweight Paulie Malig-
naggi, who most recently lost to
unbeaten World Boxing Organi-
zation junior welterweight champi-
on Miguel Cotto.
The 24-year-old Cherry, who
fights under the handle "The
Cherry Bomb," already holds four
title belts. He has. successfully
defended his North American
Boxing Association title ard the
vacant North: American Boxing
Federation belts ard added another
pair of belts in a 12-round knockout


in the Aug. 11 bout against Daniel
Alicea, who had put his World
Boxing Council and U.S. National
Boxing Council belts on the line.
For the February fight, Cherry
will go to Tampa in mid-December
to begin intense training with Peter
Fernandez. Don't expect to see him
back in Wauchula until after the
Feb. 17 battle.


Cherry


YOUR BUSINESS COULD

APPEAR HERE TOO!!
Contact Amy Brown or Nancy Davis
At The Herald Advocate, :



Thank You
The family of Antonia alamia wc.uld like Itc express c.uF sincere
appreciation and gratitude Ic cur man familN and friends fc.r the
many acts cf kindness (flowers, cards and fcocd) that was extended
S tc. us during the loss c.1[our beloved mother. Special thanks tco Res.
Mario Zamora and his family for their support and love that was
shown to us in our time of need. Ycur thc.ughtfulness and helpful.
deeds will alwa s be remembered and held clcse tc. our hearts.
Mav God bless vou.
The Familv of Antonia 'lamia
:I1 30p .


A CHRISTMAS CONCERT LIKE NO OTHER!
On Sunday, Dec. 10, Highlands Hammock State Park will welcome
Highlands Piper David Hiatt Batty for a unique performance of favorite
holiday carols. Dressed in full Highlands regalia, Batty will play his black-
wood bagpipes at 2 p.m. in the park's picnic area.
Batty's bagpipes, handcrafted by Edinborough pipe maker R.L. Glenn,
are over 50 years old! He has been playing the bagpipes for about 20 years.
"It took me about seven years to teach myself how to play this intrigu-
ing instrument," shares Batty. "I am touching living history each time I pick
up my bagpipes, as they represent an entire nationality to many people."
These traditional, historical instruments reach back as far as a
Chaldean sculpture of a bagpipe that dates from 4,000 B.C. The historical
aspect of the Highlands bagpipe will be shared during Batty's performance,
as will the significance of his regulation outfit.
He will appear in full Highlands regalia: his kilt of the Baillie Clan tra-
dition; an official Glengarry, or piper hat; and a Scottish sporran, or purse,
that is worn for dress performances. "All aspects of my uniform will be
explained during my performance," he promises.
Batty has uniquely adapted many of your favorite Christmas carols for
the bagpipe. Plan on hearing "Deck the Halls," "Do You Hear What I Hear,"
"God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," "Joy to the World," "O Holy Night" and
many other well-loved and well-known songs of the season.
"It is my intention to present this performance as a tribute to those hav-
ing served and currently serving in the U S military," says Batty. "As well,
all ages will find this performance to be enjoyable and educational.'
Singing along is welcome, so be sure to bring the youngsters to this
-unusual Christmas concert.
There is no fee for the performance: you only pay your usual $4 per
vehicle park admission. Bring your laj\n chairs or perhaps a blanket to sit
on, and picnic baskets or coolers .ae welcome The Hammock Inn will be
open until 4 p.m. serving lunches. snack-, and drinks



Mary Kay

Sale
Skin Care Products & Cosmetics

this Saturday
December 2
7:30 am to 12:30 prri
613 S. 9th Avenue Wauchula, Florida
Patty Saunders
863-559-2501
863-767-8605 11
~1 H30P^


COURTESY PHOTO
David Batty will play Christmas favorites on the bagpipes in an
unusual holiday program.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY JULIA FAYE


'qUc V,'iIs iJo0t tlc,' Ieet o1 Cortc ijl yot, ,'etif[,.l ,1t
'_J ,aw l:,,,, l ieit H l ';",', d ,,I ,; ,, ,. '-T,';i0p .,.,; j ,._.4priIFI,,, O ,,:, 13'.
11 30


a children's bouWt;qe


That Perfect Gift

for the Holidays


Unique Clothing for Boys & Girls

*Kidorable Rainwear
*Melissa & Doug Puzzles and Toys
*Adorable Originals Tshirts and Dolls
*Pockets of Learning Books & Toys
*Lipstik Dolls & Clothing
*Gund Toys and Playsets
*Christmas Books & Gifts
*Fun Holiday Stocking Stuffers

Hours:
Mon.-Fri. 9:30-5:30 Satur 1:30
210 W. Main Street 11, ,
767-00 1 o._


HAPPY HOLIDAYS

From Sebring School of Hair Design


Tis the season when many of us are
hurrying from one store and then
another all the while growing more
anxious trying to find the perfect gift
for the people dearest to us. There is
nothing more fun than watching the
look of surprise and excitement on
the faces of family and friends as
they open that specially selected
present. We like to believe that the
time and effort we have put into
choosing the gift is appreciated and
remembered for a very long time.


Picture your child, grandchild or even your spouse on
Christmas morning when you tell him or her that they
have the opportunity to attend a reputable training insti-
tute in which they will learn from highly qualified instruc-
tors.
The staff of Sebring School of Hair Design prides itself on
the individual, one on one, training it is able to give each
student. Unlike many institutions of this type, basic train- '-
ing is taken a bit further to include giving students the
knowledge, opportunity and encouragement to not only
help with the analysis of the clients' hair for perms, colors
and other chemicals but to also assist in the formulation
and mixing of the chemicals.
Among the programs offered are Barber, Cosmetology
and Nail Technology. There is no waiting for terms to '
begin or end. New classes start every Monday. Class
hours are flexible and the atmosphere is friendly.
Save $150. Enroll now before our last school of the year,
Dec. 21, 2006, and we'll waver the Registration Fee.
Even if you don't start until next year.


Sebring School of Hair Design is conveniently
located at 135 US 27 N., Sebring,
and open
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m..
Friday 8:00 a.m. 5:00 p.m.
Stop in or call (863) 471-0370 today
for more information on how you can give
the gift that lasts a lifetime.


Sebring School of Hair Design
135 US 27 N. Sebring, Florida 33870
(863) 471-0370
E-mail dnvmar(@strato.net


I


socl 1 30c






November 30, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5B


adjustments they had made all sea-
son to learn the new veer offense.
From the speed of Lisnell Youyoute
and "great hands" of King, to the
job the cornerbacks did. "We had
Ricky Wiggins at 165 and David
Newcomb at 155 knocking the fool
out of bigger linemen. We had four
pickoffs. We've had nothing but
good leadership from our seniors,"


said Bryan, even as he gave credit
to defensive coordinator John
Sharp and offensive coaches Steve
Rewis and Dale Carlton for step-
ping up during his absences due to
the birth of his son Jerron on Nov.
18 and illness of his older son Jace.
"They did an outstanding job
preparing us for this game."
Offensive stats show Palmer 11


WILDCAT
Continued From 1B


of 25 for 81 yards, all to King, who
had three TD catches. Running
backs Gandy, Cimeus and Patterson
added to the Palmer runs for a total
of 139 yards.
Defensively, Newcor.n topped
the team with 13 tackles, with
Johnny Ray Harris at eight. There
were interceptions by Redden,
Krause and White, and sacks by
Patterson and Logan Thomas. Also
in on pass coverage or tackles were
Daniel "D.J."Robinson, Briant
Shumard, Wiggins, Kyle Parrish,


Joseph Barton, Jordan Grimsley
and Reggie Grizzard.
Bryan will lose a host of seniors
as he finishes his seventh year at
the helm of the Wildcats. Those
graduating include Palmer, Shu-
mard, Krause, White, Youyoute,
Harris, Patterson, King, Wiggins,
Grizzard, Jacob Benavides, Parrish,
Robinson, Anselmo, Julian Garcia,
Cameron Durham, H,- em Shweil,
Ian Durrance, Eric Cobb, Kierre
Cook, Andrew Cisneros and Devon
Lampley.


There's a healthy group coming
back for Bryan's eighth season in
2007-08. Among them are juniors
Redden, Cimeus, Gandy, Grimsley,
Barton, Marwin Simmons, Trey
Small, Wade Mahoney, Onel
Virgile, Gerardo Villegas, Dan
Timmons, Jerry Hendry, Tyler
Bumby, Eddie Hunt, Shawn
Brown, Jorge Lopez, Tyrone Pacae,
Jerrod Hendry, Kris Rossman and
Willie Stephens.
Add to that Newcomb, only a
soph, and his classmates Jason


I~itb~~~


*rB ~ k'~ .--


?


;~-* '-~F
r
-

a A,
`L~--T~u


.e i~ C.

IP


low.
nor


(ii)


.9'


fn


-" ... .-
i-: .. ^ 'T "'i ,

. ^ .-.. / t.
T)
2I


,4,


: t:~;u~s':~b~~h~~I~TI
:*"
~-.;:"i
-~li:* .. .....~arC
r, .'-


yI~* ..~


'Ii


64L: ai


.;"ail-gp *4.. ;,'.'***


4TWR~I


Jester, Thomas, Alex Lanier and
Postene Louisjeune, and freshman
quarterback Esayi Youyoute.
The strong coaching corps also is
expected back. Joining Bryan,
Sharp, Rewis and Carlton are Jason
Clark, David Mahoney, Lee
Thomas, Errik Snelling and JV.
coaches Rod Smith, Todd Bolin,"
Dan' Duke, Barry White and James
Carpenter.
2007-08 could be another banner
year. Return and watch the
Wildcats next year.


r;,.


/ VT

j~


(5 ;


I.,'


^.- l1


' E. *


-. ..2 ; '.


U:


7


_ I I I


-s. -.:,.
T^


r.


Abk~


-" .1


I ~
h ~


~ '' '
"'''

'
" -';' ~
,,r ,1
'
r .:c~t~ C


.i
~~-:
-1
.-.. --.
-.


1L~i~
~4~pp~~


n~i


d k


''' '' "'
llF .,.-;_~ --
.0'
... i?+
1


f


i: f
,j


F e- "


~siY ;


''


. jp w i~


~T]~B~ '6;







6B The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006


The


Classifieds


ABOUT ...

Classifieds
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


Resource Recovery Operator & Spotter
PAY RATE: $19,807.56(9.53) $27,304.94(13.13)
Wanted for the Hardee County Landfill. Knowledge of or
ability to learn and comprehend county, state and federal
rules and regulations pertaining to solid Hazardous Waste
identifications and disposal. Ability to perform physical
work related to the position. Must.have the ability and skills
necessary 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
County website: www.hardeecounty.net.
Please submit applications to the Human Resource
Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873,
Phone:(863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position is
open until filled. c111:30c






Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873 1 '
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net John Freeman
*** 'PE A., of T-TB w T ***
Motivated Seller-This amazing historical home, consists of 5BR/2BA,
large family room, fireplace, 'dining room, and so much more, Enjoy tak-
ing time to bring this old homestead to its original state. There is plenty of
room to use your creativity. Call today. Reduced $155,000 MLS 188921
Think Victorian when you look at this charming-2 story home
4BR/2.5BA with 2 car garage 3,404 sq. ft. total. On 120x140 corner lot
located Western edge of Wauchula. Reduced to $235,000


Great Country Living and Room
to Spare-Enjoy the convenience
of a 4 bedroom 2 full bath beauti-
fully maintained C/B home.
Located on 1.38 acre parcel just
east of Fort Green Springs; Call
for your appointment today to
view this outstanding home.
Asking $249,000 MLS 191061
U-Pick-We have several listings
for tracts of land throughout
Hardee County. Call today about
your tract of land!
Start from Scratch-Buy one or
two building lots just north of
Sebring. Located close to medical
facilities. Each lot is 80x125.
Offered at $39,900 each. MLS
189716
Nice Clean Vacant Lot-Located
on the South Side of Bowling
Green just out of City Limits. The
lot has 180 front and 150 dept
fronting Chester Ave. Lot zoned as
C-1. Listed Price $62,000
Curb Appeal-3BR/1BA Frame
home located in the city limits of
Wauchula. The home includes a
pool, shed, swing set, and many
other extras. Offered at $155,000
MLS 189934
Ready to Move In! 2004 Beautiful
CB home with 3BR/2BA in a great
location. Includes stoves, refriger-
ator, dishwasher, and many extras.
Just needs owners. Call for details.
Price is $160,000 MLS 190478


To Hard to Believe-Single Family
corner lot home in Wauchula with
2BR/1BA. Includes stove and
refrigerator. Call to inquire.
Reduced price $49,900 MLS
173109
Gorgeous 5 Vacant Land on
Appaloosa Lane-Great homesite
with lots of room to grow your own
garden or have horses. Asking
price $89,900 MLS 190388
Out of Town- Spacious 3BR/2BA
2002 M.H. on 1+ acre. Includes
stove, refrigerator, dishwasher,
window treatments and ceiling
fans. Offered at $92,000 MLS
183426
Affordable Home-3BR/1BA with
front porch located in the city lim-
its of Wauchula. Home has poten-
tial with some TLC. Reasonably
priced at only $69,500 MLS
189976


W. Lake Buffum Rd-We
several tracts of land in
Meade. Call to inquire!


have
Fort


REDUCED-$115,000 for this
3BR/2BA M.H. with 2 Car
Carport, approximately 2,400+ sq.
ft. plenty of out buildings on 1
Acre MLS 187656


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

*All 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
0.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
E US Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
OPPORTUN.I' After hours 863-773-2840
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 Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891


cl11:30c


ucIESL INJucTIIu Nrr 1-rMno, pumps,
starting at $195, injectors, turbos,
misc. tractor repairs, clutches, engine
rebuilds. 863-385-5596. 11:30p
5 ACRES North Holland Town Rd.,
$100,000.863-781-2493. 11:2-30p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc


1988 FORD TAURUS station wagon,
good working condition, $1,200.
Evenings 863-494-7565. 11:23-30p


Reanlor


5757 Trask Road
Ft. Meade, FL 33841-9710


2003 RHD JEEP WRANGLER, 57,000
miles, new tires, A/C, oil change, tune
up, etc. $14,500 OBO. Call Arlene 773-
5990. 10:5-12:7p


1982 BLUE FIN, 16', deep V, can see at
Cracker Lake RV Park, 64 E. Zolfo.
11:30-12:7p
16' JON BOAT, 25 HP Evinrude motor,
$800. 781-6099. 11:30p
Welterweights are boxers
weighing between 141 and 147
pounds.


Phone: 863-285-7118
Fax: 863-285-8888
Email:
landladyl ()hughes.net
Website:
www.maryadsit.com


150 a/c. Paved road, creek, wooded for
hunting/recreation. $10,000 A/C entire.

52 a/c Citrus. Limestone area $20,000 A/c
cl11:9-30;12:7c


HELP WANTED
Wauchula First United Metholdist Church
Part-time Administrative Position Opening
Secretary 20 hOurs per week
Duties include: General office operations ot personal computer and
office equipment supporting pastoral start and congregational pro-
gramming
Minimum qualifications: Knowledge of office machines and comput-
ers, including word processing, spreadsheet, database and presen-
tation programs Criminal background check. Employment and char-
acter references Illegal drug use screening
Application period: Nov/ember 27" through December 8"
Complete position description and application packet is available
from 8:00 AM 12 00 Noon Monday through Friday.
at Ihe office 207 N. 7" Ave. Wauchula, FL C11 23.30c
oH1l 23.30c


Heritage Inn & Suites

Wauchula/Bowling Green

For the following position:
Front Desk

Apply in person at Best Western
2727. US Hwy 17 N., Bowling Green
Tel: 863-773-2378

Drug Free Workplace. Criminal background
and driver's license checked prior to hiring.




JIM SEE REALTYINC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker
PRICE REDUCED!
13.83 acres of grove and house. Now only $295,000..
60 Acres
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. High and dry. Zoned FR.
Listed for $18,000 per acre.
ONLY ONE 1 Acre tract REMAINING in a new development area.
Deed restricted. PRICE REDUCED to $28,500.
THE HIGH PRICE OF FRUIT MAKES THIS A GREAT INVESTMENT!
Gorgeous 45 acre grove 7 miles east of town. Great price at
only $15,000 per acre!
4.8 Acres. Beautiful homesite close to'town. Good elevation.
Deed restricted. Now only $91,000.
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed restricted homesite.
Large oak tree on property with a 6" deep well. Listed for $99,000.
MAKE AN OFFER!
10 beautiful acres of recreational property. Perfect for a small hunting
retreat! Creek runs through the back of the property. $120,000.
17 acres of young citrus grove on Parnell Road.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
BACK ON THE MARKET!
74 acres of prime development property.
City water and sewer within 1/2 mile.
83 ac. close to golf course and town. Frontage on two
S County roads. $20,000 per acre.
442.6 acres in Polk County. Grove, woods and pasture.
1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 per acre.


Realtor Associates
Mary Rollins (863)781-9495 Ben Gibson
Robert Jones (863)781-1423 Bruce E.Schackelford
John H. Gross (863)273-1017 Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


0E


(941)737-2800
(941)725-1358
(863)445-06621 1I
(863)781-0161
clll:30c


KING MATTRESS SET, $150; 3 pc. liv-
ing room, $250; oak computer desk,
$100.773-4308. 11:30p


FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME position to
gather information, analyze data,
strong communication skills needed
to deal with professionals, self-moti-
vated, able to follow directions and
accept responsibility in small non-
smoking office. Candidate must have
advanced computer knowledge.
Salary negotiable. Benefits. Email
resume to qualitative@earthlink.net.
11:30-12:14c
CLASS B CDL DRIVERS WANTED:
Local hauling, Sarasota, Manatee-
counties, 2001 Peterbilt tri-axle dump
trucks, top wages, overtime. Please
call 941-845-0128. 11:23-12:21 p
DRIVER NEEDED for local trucking
company, CDL, DFWP. Call Cathy 863-
245-1420 RC&C. 11:23-30p


PART-TIME NURSING position for
doctor's office needed. Nursing expe-
rience required. Please send resume
to P.O. Box 428, Wauchula, FL 338734
11:23tfcd
COOK 7 a.m. 1 p.m., 5 days a weeks
First Baptist Church Childrens
Academy. No phone calls. Stop by
and pickup application, 1570 West
Main. 11:16-12:7c
HOUSEKEEPER from 7:30 a.m. til-
11:30 a.m., 5 days a week. First.
Baptist Church, 1570 W. Main,
Wauchula. No Phone Calls.
11:16-12:7 :


Good Shepherd Hospice

For a complete list of our
job opportunities, visit
www.LPHcareers.com
EOE/DFWP c11:30c


CAROL'S REALTY
1534 YANCY STREET
-r PORT CHARLOTTE, FL.
..-. 33952


$200,000+ neighborhood
Asking only $11,900
Reduced! $139,900.

****** WAUCHULA ******

2904 Golf View Dr. 3/2

4 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom

1 Acre Corner Lot

Newly Remodeled

1440 Square Ft


JAMES COLLIE


OFFICE:
CELL:
CELL:
FAX:


LIC. ASSOCIATE


1-941-627-2769
1-941-628-7835
1-863-412-8932
1-941-627-1741


I NC. REA L T R S
i 1(863) 773-2128

S| c REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL
Rick Knight
See more listings at -www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
NEW LISTING! 5 acs. close to Four residential lots in Indian Lake :
city limits on Main St, Wauchula. Estates. Three are 100x218 ft, listed
Currently used as a church. Zoned for $33,000 each. One is 200x218 ft,
F-R. Asking $999,000! listed for $58,000! Golf course,
community center, and shops!
Beautiful home only minutes from Frontage on Hwy 17 N. South of
Wauchula or Zolfo Springs. 4 BR, Suncoast Schools Credit Union.
2 bath home is located on 2.5 acs. Approximately 3.5 acs. with 2
with paved rd frontage. $350,000! homes and 1 office. $1,100,000!
10 ac. Valencia grove with small Spacious 1992, 2 BR, 2 bath manu-
well and micro-jet irrigation sys- factured home with 2,818 total SF
tem on Mineral Branch Rd off SR on 10 acs has stocked fish pond,
66. $125,000! Great for homesite! inground pool, security system, cat-
tle corral, large concrete floored
WHAT A DEAL! Two 6 ac. tracts screened patio. $349,900!
in southern Hardee Co. $72,000 RELAX & ENJOY! This beautiful,
each. Beautiful pasture, fenced and wooded 52 ac. tract in SW Hardee
deed restricted. One tract has Co has easy access with dble road
small lake. Buy all 12 acs., no frontage. $780,000!
deed restrictions for $144,000! Owners motivated! Nice 2 story, 5
10 ac. Valencia grove on SR 62 BR, 1.5 bath frame home with large
has 6" well with diesel power unit, front porch and large carport.
micro-jet irrigation and drain tile. Outside city limits, very close to
Also fronts Moye Rd. $150,000! Wal-Mart. Call today! $199,500!
160 ac. beautiful ridge grove, Two-story 5 BR, 3.5 B, 2460 SF
Frostproof. Hamlin & Valencia. home on 10 ac. with pasture,
rotproo. & Vlei woods & pond. A 4-stall, 30'x50'
Great producer. 2 wells, micro-jet building also included. $475,000!
irrigation, lake frontage. Near Manatee County!
$4,000,000!12 ac. secluded property on
Ready for your new home! Three Peeples Ln. Fenced on 3 sides.
5 acre tracts in western Hardee Zoned agriculture. $150,000!
Co. Asking $100,000 each! Make Residential lot measures 105x77 ft.
your offer today. Owners motivat- Located in Square Lake, a gated,
ed! deed restricted community in
18 acs. prime development. South Bartow. $45,000!
side of Bowling Green. Future land Two adjacent residential lots in
use is Highway Mixed Use. Avon Park Estates are 1.14 ac.
$622,000! each. Listed for $55,000 each!

BRFAI TOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS.
KENNY SANDERS........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL........... 781-3490,
RICK KNIGHT.........773-2472 SANDY LARRISON.....932-013
MONICA REAS...............773-9609 MIKE NICHOLSON

U.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL.33873 *
c11:30c


NOW HIRING






November 30, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 7B


The


Clas sifieds


DRIVER NEEDED, must have CDL, A
or B, 2 years experience, DFWP. 773-
6079. 11:2-30c
SERVICE/ROUTE/PUMP. REPAIR -
dependable person needed, able to
handle diverse tasks. Available @
Uilrich's Water, 409 Goolsby St. Apply
in person. 11:2-30c
SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST must
have experience & computer skills.
Mail resume to: P.O. Box 1344,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 8:3tfc


3 BR / 2 Bth, mobile home on 4
acres, 1 1/2 miles from Wal-Mart, com-.
mercial or residential, $137,000. 773-
6692. 11:23-30p
2 BR / 1 B, CENTRAL air and heat,
huge corner lot, 3110. Suwannee,.
Zolfo Springs, like new construction,
$97,000.781-2541. 11:16-12:14p
HURRY WON'T LAST! Lease Purchase
being offered on this totally remod-
eled 3 bedroom / 1 bath home. Call
863-558-2761. 11:2-30p


STAFIFFN SNEAR Vm. INC.
.*,Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
C Contact: Robby Albritton
: Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890


www.laborsolutions.com


ralbrittpn@laborsolutions.com
619:1dtfr


a I



O T5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green
^*rT ii3TnT A U3 3^?^^


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

Bo Espino
Auto Technician

B says...Iwo-e


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


5e- 5s*,


FOR SALE 3 BR/ 2 BA in Golfview.
781-0188. 11:30c
1 ACRE IN WONDERFUL park-like set-
ting with 3 bed, 2 bath, 1320 SF frame
home + porch, central air and heat,
with 460 SF utility building, picnic
area, fire pit, carport and shed, room
to build or expand, BG city limits.
Updated, clean & ready to move into,
$169,000. 4335 Dixiana Drive. Call
Roberto 863-398-7791. Additional 2
acres with 5 surveyed building lots,
pole barn and shed, $150,000 or
$300,000 firm, for entire 3 aces.
11:30-12:7p


2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON motorcycle,
1200cc, black & chrome, custom, mint
condition, only 923 miles, must sell,
$10,000 OBO. 375-4068 anytime.
11:30p
MAYTAG WASHER/DRYER & refriger-
ator, $300 for all. Call Debbie 863-735-
8888. 11:23-30c




56 FT. TRAILER, 2 BR / 2 Bth, central
A/H. 773-4572. 11:23-30p


Topsy See

REAL ESTATE


New Listing: Lovely 4BR/3Bth Brick Country home on 11/2 acres. Completely
remodeled. Must See. $75,000. $270,000.
New Listing: Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New
roof, new central air & heat. House completely remodeled inside & out. All you
have to do is move in. $:75,000 now $170,000.
New Listing: 3BR-2B 1600 sq. ft. concrete home in BGreen. Soaker tub, over-
sized shower. His & her walk in closets. Won't last long!
New Listing: Duplex with 2BR-1B/1BR-1B. Very large lot. Room for another
apartment. Good location $95,000.
New Listing: Vei- nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32
garage /l1/2 bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. Appliances including
washer & dryer. Mostly furnished. $95,000.
New Listing: 10 Ac. parcel. Fenced & Cross fenced -,has small country house
needs complete remodeling inside. $220,000.
New Listing: 3BR/2B MH in Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park. Central H/A
comes with appliances and utility building. In great location. $46,000.
Beautiful homesite. You can hide away in this approx, 25 acres of wooded
property wilh creek and Oak hammock. Call for more information.
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
n Tor Vanette See, Realtor Associate
Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate


107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2Pc Sofa & Loveseat :gts $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
.tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot cl4:20tfe


cl11:30c


LPN Full Time position in Surgery,
will train.




Human Resources
DeSoto Memorial Hospital
900 N. Robert Ave.
Arcadia, FL 34266
OR
www.dmh.org
and look under Careers
OR
Fax Resumes to: 863-494-8400
E-mail: hr@dmh.org.
Phone Number: 863-494-8405
cl11:30c


BRAND NEW 2007, 14'x56', 2 BR/ 2BA
M.H., delivered to your lot, blocked,
anchored, brand new A/C, skirting, 2
sets steps, water/sewer/electrical
hookup, $31,000. Call Mark at 863-
899-1714 or 863-773-9121. 11:30c
3 CUARTOS / 2 bafos double trailer
lisla para ser occupad. Tan. solo
$5,544 Down y $625 mensual. No
necisita credit solo.llameme al 863-
773-2007. 11:30-12:28p
3 CUARTOS / 2 bafios traila y pro-
bidad paquete complete, vajo encan-
je, mensualedad reasonable con bue
credit para mas information lame al
863-773-2007. 11:30-12-28p
3 Br/ 2 Bath doublewide on land,
ready to move in, low down payment,
low monthly payments with your good
credit. Call 863-773-2007.
11:30-12-28p
3 BR/ 2 Bath doublewide, ready to
move in, $5,544 down, $625 monthly,
no credit needed. Call 863-773-2007.
11:30-12-28p


I Liestok :


BANTAM CHICKS, silkies, cochens,
frizzl6s, $5.00. 773-4308. 11:30p
REG. BLACK GELDING, 6. yrs. old,
easy keeper, all around good horse,
too many horses, $2,000 OBO. 863-
781-1283. 11:23-30p



NEW SONY DVP-N550P, DVD player,
$50. 375-3989. 11:30p
50 CAL. TRADITIONS L.T. muzzle-
loader with all accessories, new con-
dition; 4 tires Goodyear AT/5
265/70/R17; Ford 6 ft. bushhog. 863-
245-2360. 11:30p
220 SWIFT RIFLE Ruger M77 Mark II
stainless steel with beautiful wood
stock,. Mag 5/50 scope comes with
hard case and 400 rounds ammo,
$850 OBO. 863-287-3619.
11:30-12:7nc
'05 SUZUKI GSXR600, $4,200 OBO.
781-5425. 11:30-12:7p


G & D TREE SERVICE
NO JOB TOO BIG OR TOO SMALL
FREE ESTIMATES
CELL: (850) 685-4965
NEXTEL 2-WAY: 186*116*6227
ASK FOR GREG'DIXON
SBucket Truck Bobcat Dump Trailer
LICENSED & INSURED

cl 1:9-30p



YARD SALE
Lazy Acres Park Wide
4th Annual Yard Sale
Hwy 64 Zolfo Springs
Saturday, Dec. 2nd 8 am ?

Lots of goodies! ,, 1o




Now Hiring
Our growing company needs you today!

Full and Part Time Positions
Great Pay and Benefits
Apply in Person at:
Nicholson Supply Co.
S225 E. Oak Street, Wauchula
773-3148 c11:16-12:7c


REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873'.

PERFECT FOR WINTER VISITORS OR SMALL
FAMILY! 14'x70' River Birch, SW Mobile Home,
located in Charlie Creek ; nice lot 80x125. $59,900.
GREAT PRICE on this C/B home with 2B/1Bth,
recently renovated kitchen, roof, tile floors; fenced
yard; excellent family neighborhood. $128,000.
JUST REDUCED! 2B/2Bth Jacobson D/W, built in
2004; nice 100x175 lot; peaceful location; listed at
$82,000.
GOLF COURSE SETTING! This home has it all -
3B/2Bth, 3 car garage, high ceilings with upgraded
light fixtures, split bedroom plan, elegant master bath,
bonus room with built-in cabinets and sink, lovely
landscaping. $299,500.
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful 5 acres with mature
oaks plus 2B/1.5Bth C/B home; outside storage 30x36;
located in secluded area. $200,000.
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! This 4
B/2Bth home on 2.5 acres is perfect for those that want
country living but the convenience of town! Featuring
mexican tile floors, open floor plan, modern kitchen
with all new appliances and new cabinets plus 4 stall
pole barn. Make this your home today!
IF YOU NEED SPACE this is just the one for you!
Large 4B/2Bth, 2671 sq. ft. home with modern kitchen,
new roof, nice yard and all in a family neighborhood.
Listed at $180,000.
LOOK NO FURTHER! This recently updated home
has 3B/1.5Bth, new carpet and flooring, new kitchen
cabinets, fenced yard, convenient location close to
schools and shopping. $155,000.
This 3B/1Bth home has plenty of room for children to
play; well maintained, desirable area; new flooring,
H/W heater, roof and garage door. Listed at $155,000.
BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED! 2B/1Bth home situ-
ated on approx. 1 acre in town; mature oaks; new roof
and A/C. $175,000.
COUNTRY SETTING FOR THIS IMMACULATE
3B/2Bth home; located on 5 acres just outside of town
in desirable area plus handyman's 24x36 concrete
workshop. Call today for an appointment!
Quiet and serene surroundings overlooking man-
made lakes! This 40 acre tract is ready for develop-
ment or pleasure; 25 ac of grove and 15 acres in pas-
ture; property has been divided into 5 and 10 acre
tracts; two 2" wells and one 8" well plus pond. 10 acre
tracts $16,000 per acre; 5 acre tracts are $16,500 per
acre.


OPPORTUNITY*


SERVICE YOU


DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226
ASSOCIATE: RHCDA McCOY............781-7230


Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net

Carol Jackson


NEW PRICE BUILD YOUR NEW HOME on this 1
acre lot located just outside of town; prime location.
$29,500.
LET'S MAKE A DEAL! 15 Acres fenced with 3B/1Bth
C/B house, barn, cow pens, feed lot; large oak trees on
a paved county road. Call today and make an appoint-
ment to see. $400,000.
A MUST SEE! 3B/2Bth CB/Stucco home; large family
room, new stainless steel appliances in kitchen, fenced
yard. $160,000.
Large 3B/1Bth home located in quiet neighborhood;
yard with large oaks; plus apartment studio apartment
in back. $100,000.
INVESTMENT PROPERTY! Two houses located on
this Highway 64 road frontage property; one has
4B/1Bth the other has 2B/1Bth; property could be used
as rentals or store fronts; located in Ona, zoned C-2.
$175,000.
EXCELLENT HOMESITE! 10.52 acres of pasture
land; nice fish pond with dock; located in eastern
Hardee County. $185,000.
DESIRABLE LOCATION for this 6.6 acre tract, some
trees, small pond, located in eastern Hardee. $166,500
Beautiful 5 acre tract with some fruit trees, large oaks,
one (1) acre pond; would make a lovely home site or
weekend retreat. $110,000.
40 Acres of native pasture; paved road frontage; nice
scattered oaks. Call for more information.
SIX ACRES! Well, septic, and electricity already in
place on this 6 acre tract; beautiful, large oaks, small
creek runs through the west part of property; perfect
building site. $200,000.
10 Acres in Duette Area; property is fenced and has a
12" well. Call for details.
IDEAL HOMESITES! One 5 acre tract @ $90,000 and *
One 9.50 acre tract @ $171,000 high and dry; on coun-
ty maintained road; two 2" wells.


CAN COUNT ON


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAELADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON.............991-1255
cl11:30c


m


,~ -%


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE


702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
) WAUCHULA, FL 33873

Gary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122
FAX (863) 773-2173


AM-SOUTH REALTY

MAKING REAI. ES1wrE REAL EASY."
An Independently Owned and Operated Member of Coldwel Banker Real Estate Corporation


Donna Steffens, Associate
Jerry Carlton, Associate
Richard Dasher, Associate


781-3627
375-2887
773-0575


Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
The Sound of Silence Framed in Flowers. Years of landscaping give this 2 bed-
Calm yourself in the peaceable setting of this 5-Acre room, 2 bath mobile home on 5 Acres a priceless look.
wooded tract. Build a dream home or park your trailer. With many types of tropical and exotic plants including
You owe it to yourself to see! Only $72,000. Guava, Papaya, and others. You'll also have your own
Spond with trained fish! Picture living's a phone call away!
If Cost IS an Objection! Overcome the obstacles with For Only $130,000.
this priced-Right 2-bedroom 2-bath mobile home. Move
quickly for savings! Only $45,000! Nature in Concert. Squirrels chatter to the songbird's
melody in the tranquil setting of this 5 acres tract. Build a
Any Questions? home or use for recreational purposes. Located on Tall
This 2001 3- bedroom 2 bath Manufactured home on. Oaks Trail in the Golden Oaks. Owner motivated to sell!
+.88 acres. Raise your hands; pick up the phone & Call Reduced to $72,500.
today! $140,000.00 with motivated seller!
Solace at Last! Escape. to the quiet in these 40 Acres on
Great Building Location! Maude Road. Raise cattle, horses or build our own dream
7.5 Acres with lots of oak trees only $150,000.00. home in this quiet area. $15,000 per Acre.
Seraphic Hideaway! Highway 66 Frontage lot in Zolfo Springs. 100 X 155. Call
Longing for a place to enjoy life uninterrupted? today! Only $25,000.
Discover these 9 acres of natural Florida land South of
Zolfo Springs. Only $85,000.00. 5.5 Acres Located in The Golden Oaks Only $62,500.
Zolfo Springs. Only $85,000.00.
6 Acres for 72,500 One For The Mohey! Starter-home-opportunity-extra-ordi-
6 Acres property even includes a mobile home! Call today nary! Remodeled and highway frontage on East Main
This property even includes a mobile home! Call today! Street. This 2 Bedroom 1 Bath home is located on a 2.9
Outstanding!!! 3 bedroom 1 bath CB home in EXCEL- acre income producing orange grove. Only $160,000.
LENT CONDITION makes other homes gobble with
Envy! This home has new tile, carpet and kitchen cabi- Large lot with an affordable starter home located in
nets. Listed price $98,000 all offers considered. Bowling Green, this 3/1 bath has central air and heat
Only $58,000!
NEW LISTING
3 BEDROOMS 1 BATH ON 2 LARGE SHADY LOTS ONLY Ready For New Owners! This 3-bedroom, 2-bath trailer in
$65,000 WON'T LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE NEW LIST. mobile home park good condition comes with washer,
ING. dryer, 3-sheds and an above ground pool with deck. 2 car
garage and screened in porch. Only $65,000! "This is a
JUST LISTED must SEE!"
Immaculate.3 Bedroom, 2 bath MH on 5 beautiful acres. HANDY MAN SPECIAL. Located in prime area of Bowling
Fenced for cattle or horses. Nice oaks and pines. Listed Green. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home on shaded lot
price $155,000. is only $59,000.



FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
Build Your Dream Home On This Lot! Zoned R-3 for Duplex or Residential! Only $22,500.
READY FOR NEW OWNERS! A GREAT DEAL!!! This 3-bedroom, 2-bath trailer 14x66 with
screened porch new washer and dryer. Stove, refrigerator, microwave. Only $61,000 Wow,
What a Deal!
3 or 4 bedrooms 2 bath! This well maintained block home has a screened in porch with a
hot tub, 2 car garage, walking distance to school, warranty on appliances included by seller.
For only $154,900. cii:30c


REWARD


.




*/. .



Lost 80 plus pound Cur/American Bull Mix.
Lost Friday morning Hwy 62 and Hobb Rd.
Call 773-9319 or 773-0494


1
C


- -- I-- I -


6-~ 9~


\


cl11:30p






8B The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006


The


Classifieds


REMINGTON RIFLE model 721, 30-06
Monte Carlo wood stock; over/under
scope, BushnellSportview, $450. 863-
287-3619. 11:30-12:7nc

n -
FANCY COCKATIELS, $40. 781-2227.
11:30p
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES for sale,
5 males, 1 female, $300 each. 863-
773-6224. 11:30-12:14p
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES, ready
Nov. 30, $300 each. 773-2542 days or
773-9162 evenings. 11:23-30c
MINIATURE PINCHERS, 12 week old
puppies, male and female. Also, 2
adults, all $200 each. 863-832-0102.
Great Christmas gifts! 11:23-30p


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.
tfc-dh
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.
tfc-dh

Happy the man who has broken
the chains which hurt the mind,
and has given up worrying, once
and for all.


MOBILE HOME lot 80x140 in ZS,
Gaylors Park. 260-416-2896 or 735-
8522. 11:30-12:28p
1/2 ACRE PROPERTY with concrete
building, 48x28, Ona, $30,000. 863-
699-2845. 11:23-12:21 p
5 ACRES, vacant land, eastern
Hardee County, high & dry! Asking
$95,000.781-1353. 11:16-12:14p
i--- -

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


2 BR/ 1 B apartment, $650 deposit
plus 1st & last of $650 month. 773-
0100. 10:12tfc
1 BR/ 1 BTH unfurnished duplex, no
pets, no smoking, $650 monthly. 781-
1528. 10:12tfc


53 acre Industrial Park for any
heavy industrial uses.
53,000 sq. ft.-Newly renovated bldg.
21' eve, clear span can be divided.
13-800 sq. ft. 4-1,000 sq. ft.
2-1,250 sq. ft. 1-2,500 sq. ft.
1-11,500 sq. ft. 1-13,500 sq. ft.
1-9,200 sq. ft.
Rail siding, 3 phase power, city gas
Call Ken
Fort Meade
Business Campus
(908) 892-7076
1 9 -iiO e? 7D


WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack Ullrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 11:30c
2 BR/ 1 BA APARTMENT for rent.
Taking applications, 773-6255. 11:30c
RENT TO OWN 2 BR / 2:BA mobile
home, Charlie Creek, w/lot, $55,000,
$2,000 down, $600 month. 781-2541.
11:30-12:7p
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
2 BR/ 2 B, NEW MOBILE HOME in Oak
Park, Wauchula, $600 monthly, plus
deposit. 863-781-3570. 11:30c
RENTA CASA $450/W.up Ft.L.S,
$1,350. 445-0093,773-2179,773-6616,
445-0915, Gracias. 11:2-30p


BOOKKEEPING SERVICES Small-
and medium size businesses. For
information call 781-2171.
11:16-12:14p:.
PRESSURE WASHING PLUS. Exterior'
painting. Free estimates. 781-5533
Licensed & Insured. 11:16-1:18p
COMMERCIAL CLEANING licensed'
& insured, offices & construction
clean-up. 873-9696. 11:2-30p-
LAWN SERVICE Licensed and'
insured. Commercial or residential-
873-9696. 11:2-30p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION, roof
overs, screen rooms, carports, glass,
rooms, pool enclosures, rescreening.
Harold Howze Construction. 735-1158:
RR0050181. 10:19-12:21p;


CAROL'S
POOL
SERVICE
-10 Years Experence-
Cerif.,-, & Insured .
Office: 863-452-6026
Cell: 863-449-1806


cl4 28tfc


SOD
Sold by Pallet. Half Pallet. Piece
MULCH
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Drivewa. Rock, Stump Grinding
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the 3ard) R.R. Ties.- Delivery Available


120 Hogan SI.
Wauchula. FL
(Behind Panda Restauranl)


Nlonday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
773-3500 c17:27tfc


BJD EXCAVATING
Con1-:lete Site Devel)opment DEemolition *
.&f l *Dump Truck Hauling*
tffl^iii *6 Under1ground Utirilities- .
'-[ *Orangre Tree Clearing*
Call for FREE Estimates 863-773-6195



PARER FILL DIRT
DEMOLITION
Fill Dirt Tree Removal Stump Removal *
SDragline Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay Top Soil Bulldozer *
SDump Trucks
(863) 735-2415 cl,1:3t


Lone star
Corxs-trLction Coxi -

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

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



FOR SALE
2003 Ford Mustang
SRed Air Bags
Power Steering Tilt
V,.... ia Power Windows,"
AM/FM -
Power Door Locks
$8,500 New Tires 5 speed V6
773-6761
cl11:30-12:7p


30 ac or 37 ac beautiful woods and pasture. Within 1/2 Mi. of College, Best
Western and Projected growth area. Access to Peace Riier $15.000 per ac.
REDUCED!! COUNTRY SETTING! 3BR/IBA on 2.5 SECLUDED acres
off StRd 66. Surrounded by woods. MNOVE IN READY! $209,900.
LOCATION? Need Space and Security? Deed Restricted community.
Beautiful 3/2 on 1/2 ac. Den, formal sitting room, 10' ceilings open floor plan,
2 car garage. Lots of upgrades $349,900.
REDUCED!! THIS IS A BARGAIN. 5 Acres on corner lot with 2005 DW
MH. 12" and 6" Well. $129,000.
A real beauty! 2058' under air, on 3.82' acres. Maintained & landscaped!
45x48 Steelgalianized metal-enclosed barn with full kitchen. $314.900.
Homesites: 2 acre tracts available. Deed Restricted! Call for
details...$49,500.
cl11:30c


CAROL'S REALTY
1534 YANCY STREET
^ ^ PORT CHARLOTTE, FL.
--- o33952


$84,900

WAUCHULA


703 Summit

3 Bedroom /1 Bath

Completely Remodeled

New Roof


JAMES COLLIE


OFFICE:
CELL:
CELL:
FAX:


LIc. ASSOCIATE


1-941-627-2769
1-941-628-7835
1-863-412-8932
1-941-627-1741


cl11:23tfc
I I


GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


Fill Dirt
Zl
Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


Rock


Sand


olfo Springs
cno:s, Mobile: (941) 451


Arts & Crafts Sale i
Saturday Dec. 2
9 a.m. 1 p.m.
SNACK BAR :
Good Food, Better Prices
In Our Recreation Hall
PIONEER CREEK RV PARK :
,:il 3.0p Highway 17, Bowling Green








FORHOUSES






Office Ph: 375-3113

Mobile Ph: 781-4460



BILL STATON
.. i 5srfc

I :I


Florida Institute For
Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc.
Where a Job Can Become A Career


FINR IS GROWING. Come join our team. The following
positions are now available.
Entry Level Positions
ilininmumn Requirements are H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18
years of age or older and no disqualif~ing offenses.
C.N.A. Current Florida license required. B, C, Weekends &
PRN shifts are available in the Skilled Medical Center.
Experience is a plus.
R.S.A.'s. Provide direct care to clients. Duties include, supervi-
sion of 1-6 clients during assigned shift. Other duties are imple-
mentation of behavior plans, documentation, showering, feed-
ing, accompanying on transports, etc. C.N.A. License, AA, AS,
BA or BS preferred. Previous experience is a plus.
Skilled Positions
Utility Service Technician. Must be HVAC certified with 2-
5 yrs. experience.
Management
Residential Shift Supervisor. Weekend and C Shift positions
on the Intensive Campus are available. Qualifications are
C.N.A. or E.M.T. or Paramedic with 5 yrs experience and super-
visory experience required. BS or BA in health related field with
supervisory experience is preferred.
Residential Shift Supervisor. Weekend and Rotating shifts
available. BS/BA in health related field with 2 to 5 yrs supervi-
sory exp. req'd.
Professional
RN. Night shift for our Skilled Medical Rehab Center. Current
License, assessment skills & dependability a must.
Program Case Manager. Previous case management experi-
ence or social work is preferred. Qualifications are LPN or RN
with current Florida License or BS or BA in Health Related field
with 2-5 yrs experience.

Apply at 1962 Vandolah Rd., Wauchula, FL 33873, fax
resume to HR Dept (863)773-2041, or e-mail to
annettedhr@finr.net. FINR has an excellent benefit pack-
age including competitive pay scale and is a DFWP and
EOE. clll:23tfc


"On 'TheJot. 6


RESCHKE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
State Certified Building and Roofing Contractor
SResidential Remodeling
Zolfo Springs, Florida
(863) 735-0660 -- (863) 832-9409
John Reschke CCC-(45925
Bill Reschke cui 2i.1: License C.BC-21 30
Lies ZB -1.3


a






November 30,2006, The Herald-Advocate 9B


The


Classifieds


BIJUSH HOG MOWING, lowest possi-
ble price. Call 941-730-8180.
11:30-12:28p
YARD WORK, cleaning beds, hedge
and tree trimming, raking, haul old
appliances. Jim's Lawn Service 863-
767-0439. 11:30-12:28p
I WILL BABYSIT IN my home, $10 day.
781-5425. 11:30-12:7p
ASPHALT PAVEMENT REPAIRS, seal
coatings, free estimates, reasonable
prices, good workmanship. Henry B.
Smith 239-229-5048 or 800-825-8692.
11:23-12:21p
MOWING GROVE OR PASTURE -
and bulldozer work. Call 781-1478.
11:23-12:21p
PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE WASH-
ING for estimates call Barry. 781-
2171. 11:16-12:14p
C&P CONSTRUCTION. Demolition, fill
dirt, tree removal, stump removal,
dragline, track hoe, land clearing,
shell, clay, top soil, loader, bulldozer,
dump trucks. 735-2415. 1:19tfc


AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh

NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and.
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
7:18tfc
ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
dh
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc


.low Make A

.C6 House
0 9m
Call.


Selling your house?


l Call Billy Hill first?

? He: pays top $!


81-1062
cl10:5ffc







Citrus Removal Land Clearing

n backhoe Work
ond Pigging Ditch Cleaning
S Driveways ebble Rock, etc.



Shawn Rimes
(863) 781-0412
Agnet
158*17*9761
References Provided Upon Requests cl8:8tfc


V Q ALL METAL
O BUILDINGS
.i 20 x 25 x 9 Ambassador
Verlical Roof (2 12 PItch.i
S2,Gable Vents. -t Q QQA
Roil9 up8Doo


4t Concrete blab


25 x 30 x 9 Ambassador
.- rlcal Roof (2 12 PicthI
2 Roil-up Doors 1 Entry Door,
1 Window. 2 Gsable Vents
4' Concrete Slab $1 5,096

30 x 35 x9 Executive
Vertical Roof 13 12 Piti:h,
2 Roll-up Doors 1 Entry Door
1 Window. 2 Gable Vents
4" Concrele Slab $20,295
- Meets 120 mph Wind Load METAL PLUS,
p to 35 Wide, Unlimited Length METAL SYSTEMSPLUS, LLC
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
- Florida Owned & Operated 8 -951-2300
PicesPlu SlTes Tax& county Pees r Photo ordisplaypulpot only C111:23tfc www.metals stems lus.com


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.
7:18tfcdh
LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. .11:9-1:11 p



WANTED JOB IN construction,. over
20 years experience in dry wall.
Transportation needed. Call Tommy
781-1605. 11:23-30p







Needed for
two apartment
communities in
Wauchula.
Management
and leasing
experience
a must.
Fax resume to
305-357-4744.
Refer to REQ# 61
c111:30c


3 FAMILY YARD SALE Furniture,
Brighton & other jewelry, Fossil
watches, canoe, king mattress set,
women kids & mens clothes, belts,
shoes, Vera Bradley & other luggage,
kitchen accessories, Dreamcast &
Playstation systems, 2318 E. Main St.,
7:30-? 11:30p
YARD SALE Fri. & Sat., 8-?, 2151
Kazen Rd. Baby & adult clothes,
strollers, misc. 11:30p
SATURDAY 362 Altman Rd., end
tables, tool box, tires, clothes, house-
wares. 11:30p
BIG 2 FAMILY, 228 Airport Road, Fri. &
Sat., something for everyone. 11:30p
3 FAMILIES, 709 East Bay; Antiques,
14" tires, household, collectibles, 8-?
11:30p
MULTI-FAMILY Estate items, cloth-
ing, scrapbooking supplies and much'
more, 201 N. 8th Ave, Sat., 8-? 11:30c
SATURDAY, 8-?, lots of stuff, 1350 St.
Road 64 E., Zolfo. 11:30p

DeSoto County
Properties
8 acres, 4 miles east of
Arcadia on Paved Road,
$139,900 owner financing
80 acres, Brownville Area
Will Rezone, $20,000 per acre
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565


We Buy

Houses!
.,. i j ..

AM-SOUTH REALTY
(863) 773-2123 Z
S' ,


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


* Phone (863) 781-9720


gugles@earthlink.net home.earthlink.net/-guglegrl



B & B VENTURES


SANDBLASTING & PAINTING
ON ANY SIZE
TRAILER OR EQUIPMENT


FENCE BUILDING
Bruce McQuaig Brian McQuaig
(863) 781-7694 FREE ESTIMATES (863) 781-5314
150*500774*2 cl ,..ip 162*18*488


New Homes Pole Banis
FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Sert ing Hardcee Count\ lor ot er 21 0 ejrs
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
,, ,1, ,



PILKINGTON TREE SERVICE INC
Bobcat and Cranor orvieo Tree Trimming *
SComplete Tree Removal
itrus Tree Removal Land Clearing *
*FREE ESTIMATES*

(863) 781-2089
UeLnsed a Insured Aeeopt M/C a Visa e




NE\% LIS TING--B riar% ood,.4/3, ,8159000..
75 ac v./55 In cirus. ,rop included $1.(QO0.0. -
Commercial 4 Lots Hw-y 17 -'$225,000 Bowling Green
IS 9 ac Fi. Green. C-2 Zoning, Hvwy 62:Fronitage, frame home inci $500.00(l i
3" jac 1/2 pasture. 1I2 Hamlinhn Swingle, m i ro imgation $14.000 per ja
65 Acres Citrus .12 Hamnln. 1 2 \aJenci. ( Good producer good nucro sistemj
5 ac "ooded. paoed road. close jn. 160"x1320'. $.iS.000 per ac
160 ac -120 ac. ciirurs40 acL oo.ds 2 wells v/jets Lots of rd frrg $14.000/ac
5"' c total 31 ac citrus '*...2'.ells, rilirojet and 19 ac in ,..o ods $14,000 per ac


YadSa


NEW & USED clothes, furniture, mow-
ers & misc., 4715 Chester Ave., BG,
Friday/Saturday, 8-? 11:30p


SATURDAY, 8-?, 433 Lake Branch Rd.,
Bowling Green. Furniture, more.
11:30p
SATURDAY, 7-1, 315 Bell St.,
Wauchula, 3-family. 11:30p
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS including TV,
single bed, dressers, queen bed bed-
ding, accordian, keyboard & bench,
mens jackets, adult & children items,
Christmas decorations, other items
too many to name; also chili w/crack-
ers & drinks. Gillespie Ministries, 113
N. 7th Ave. Sat.,8 a.m.-3 p.m. 11:30c
FRIDAY/SATURDAY, 8 a.m. 2 p.m.,
RCMA Fred Dennis CDC, 408 N. 8th
Ave., Wauchula. Lots of everything!
11:30p
SATURDAY, SR 62,7 a.m., lots of good .
stuff. 11:30p
ELLEN'S THRIFT SHOP now open, 7
days a week, 4709 N. Central, Bowling
Green. Lots of new merchandise. 375-
2270. 11:30-12:7p
CORNER OF East Oak & Diane Street,
Wauchula, 8-2, Fri./Sat.. beds, motor-
cycle helmets, golf clubs. 11:30c
4TH ANNUAL YARD SALE Park wide.
Lots of stuff. Sat. 8-? Lazy Acres,
Zolfo, Hwy 64. 11:30c
SATURDAY. 7 a.m. -?, behind the
Dollar Store Plaza, Ty Beanie Babies,
sunflower items, gift sets, clothes.
household items, new and used
items, too much to list. 11:30p
EAST MAIN to Boyd Cowart N. to
Edge Dr. Fri. & Sat. 11:30p
FRIDAY ONLY MULTI-FAMILY, 3080
Golfview. Furniture. linens, house-
wares, decorations. 8-12. 11:30p







Needed for
two apartment
communities in
Arcadia.
Management
and leasing
experience
a must.
; Faxresume to
365-357-4744.
Refer to REQ# 60
011 30c


3703 U.S.H S HIwy: .
Zolfo Springs


BIG CHRISTMAS SALE
New and Used Merchandise
*Household Items *Toys
*Furniture *Electronics
*Frozen Foods Name Brand
(lowest prices in
Central FL)
COME BY .AND SEE US
7%c Tax 10% Bu.ers Premium
Auctioneer:
WD Parker AU2907 .
.App. Auctioneer:
John Shoffner AE324 + AB2266
l :I 0p


- I-


Slhri.,:n rime Jrt. r Br.ruF.c) Repo' SIoA Pa)
Jarst mieet our e.j, requiemeners ard )ou are condmJ onall
APPROVED!* NO IONEY DOWN
Lo' monrihl p..I\miTn Comrpeunue Ries Nol Bu) ere-Pa Here
Etat',lheJd Cred, a L le Mode C & Tmcko C.ill fo lfor roar creajt appr al on our 24 hr. loll free
HOTL INE 1-800-535-6061
ruou m.us miee o Iur r lnder credit a r ndards i cornoe and equil ) req.urement apply






*Beautiful 3BR 2w djl^ilYpw fIi, with den or office,
2 car garage bt' 1 ~a~adc catd 1'Kaleh'F 1.1/2 mile west of
Wauchula $275,000.
*13 to. 20 AC with access to Kazen, Terrell and Polk Rd. Now in grove
$25,000 AC. 1/2 mile outside city limits.
*10 AC on Hwy 66 in Zolfo Springs $18,500 AC.
*Lot ready for mobile home at Charle Creek, east of Wauchula.
$20,000.
*MH in Charle Creek. 2BR 1B $54,000.
*Lot in Peace Edward Dr. Ready for MH $25,000.
*Commercial lots in Wauchula on Hwy 17 in town and on Carlton St.
*20 Acres with DW mobile home on Peoples Lane. $250,000.
*4BR 3BA concrete block w/10 acres, beautiful home, 1 mile west,
Hwy 62 west of Wauchula. $399,000.


Friday, Saturday & Sunday (RAIROR SHINE)
Restrooms Water Electric

Bring your stuff &
make extra money!
for space reservations, call
781-1062
Bowling Green Flea Market

SHwy 17 c,,oH.w


CHILDREN'S DEPARTMENT, North-
side Baptist is having a BIG YARD
SALE, December 2, 8-12, corner of
Eighth and Polk. 11:23-30p
SATURDAY, 303 Garden Drive, River-
view Subdivision, Wauchula. Lots of
misc. 11:30p
A bird does not sing because it
has an answer. It sings because
it has a song.


Tom Hayes
Body Shop Manager








STEDE M
Ft. Meade 375-2606
800-226-3325
30 yrs. body shop experience.
All insurance accepted.
FREE estimates.
SAVE
10% OFF Your
Body Shop Bottom Line
cll 1 2.30c


I IN HoME SERVICE I


m


;J"


*K Z9, 0r+






10B The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006


WEATHER SUMMARY
Another cold front crossing the State brought chilly temperatures to near-
ly all areas during the week of November 20 26. Temperatures in the
major cities averaged eight to twelve degrees below normal. Daytime highs
were in the 60s and 70s with Frostproof reporting at least one high at 80
degrees. Nighttime lows were in the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Scattered rainfall
was limited to parts of the eastern Peninsula, the Big Bend area, and the
Panhandle. Less than two tenths inch of rain was recorded by any station.
Most stations reported no measurable rain for the week. The danger of wild
fires is high in most Peninsula areas due to the dry weather.
FIELD CROPS
Cotton harvesting is nearly done. The harvest of green peanuts remained
active. Sugarcane cutting continued around Lake Okeechobee. Pecans in
Jefferson County are in poor condition. The dry weather depleted soil mois-
ture in most areas. Panhandle soil moisture remained short to adequate with
the area receiving more rain earlier in the season.
MoistureTopsoil Subsoil
Moisture I .
Ratin This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 39 36 10 38 32 5
Short 29 35 28 33 42 20
Adequate 32 27 48 29 26 62
Surplus 0 2 14 0 0 13
VEGETABLES
Cool temperatures slowed plant growth and fruit maturation in most
areas. However, the dry conditions allowed planting and harvesting to pro-
ceed on schedule. Some harvesting slowed as growers observed the
Thanksgiving holiday. Strawberry picking around Plant City and Dover and
the harvesting of escarole, endive, and lettuce around Lake Okeechobee
increased slowly with very light amounts marketed. Other vegetables mar-
keted included snap beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, okra, peppers,
radishes, squash, and tomatoes.
LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
In the Panhandle, pasture condition is poor to good with most in poor
condition due to drought. Hay is being fed on many operations as winter
small grains forage is not yet ready for grazing. Cattle condition is mostly
fair. In the northern areas, pasture and cattle condition are mostly fair. Some
winter forage has yet to be planted as the ground is too dry and hard to
break. In the central areas, pasture condition is very poor to fair with most
in poor condition. Most of the cattle are in fair condition. In the southwest,
pasture condition is poor to fair. Statewide, cattle condition ranges from
/


HELP WANTED
The University of Florida, Range Cattle REC at Ona,
is currently recruiting an Agricultural Assistant.
Responsibilities for this position include building
and repairing fences; livestock management, which
includes cattle handling in pens and pastures,
feeding cattle, and monitoring water supply; farm
equipment operation for pasture maintenance and
renovation, haymaking, assisting faculty with
research and misc. work. Starting salary between
$9.00 and $10.00/hour. This position is a permanent
position with benefits. Apply on-line at jobs.ufl.edu
call 863-735-1314. This position closes December
4,.2006. Equal Opportunity Employer.
cl01:30


very poor to good with most in fair condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 5 15 15
Poor 5 10 30 20
Fair 75 55 50 50
Good 15 25 5 15
Excellent 0 5 0 0
CITRUS
The week of November 20 to 26 was dry in all the citrus region. Ar
that had rainfall recorded less than one tenth of an inch. A cool front at
beginning of the week dropped morning lows to the high 30s in the cen
of the State and in the southern citrus regions. Ft. Pierce recorded the Ic
est temperature at 36 degrees. The cool weather is generally beneficial
assisting in adding heartiness to the trees and preparing them for cold w
ter weather. Daytime highs moved back up to the high 70s by the week
Grove maintenance includes ditch mowing, irrigation, irrigation repair,
some applications of supplemental miticide. Fruit quality on early oran,
and tangerines is being reported as good. Grapefruit quality is very go
with the large majority of colored grapefruit being picked for the fresh m
ket and white grapefruit being picked fairly equally for both fresh
processed. Pickers continued strong into Navels throughout the week,
marily for fund raising programs.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Nov 12 Nov19 Nov26
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 128 .191 153
Ambersweet 4 1 0
Early and Mid oranges 337 1,040 877
Grapefruit 458 453 298
Fallglo tangerines 20 5 0
Sunburst tangerines 134 172 109
Tangelos 7 18 29


New Campus Will


Host Fall Concert


School chorus members will pre-
sent 'a concert for the community
next week.
The Hardee Junior High School
and the Hardee Senior High
School choirs will combine efforts
for their annual fall concert on
Thursday, Dec. 7. The concert will
begin at 6 j.m., and will be held in
the new Hardee Junior High/Hill-
top Elementary School Auditorium.
The junior high chorus is direct-
ed by Christina Murray, while the
senior high singers are under the
direction of David Radford.
Their concert will be packed with
great holiday favorites such as
"Hallelujah" from Handel's "Mes-
siah," "A Soulful Celebration,"
"Little Saint Nick," a Ukrainian
Bell Carol, "O Come All Ye Faith-


ful," "Blue Christmas" and others.
Also included are "Listen as the
Snowflakes Fall," "What Shall We
Give?" a Traditional Catalonian
Carol, "Jazz Jingle," "Hey Santa!"
and "Not that Far from Bethlehem"
by Point of Grace.
The Hardee Senior High School
Cabaret will present a few of the
numbers from its upcoming fall
cabaret set for the following week,
Thursday, Dec. 14.
In all, the concert will feature the
Hardee Junior High School Choir,
the Hardee Senior High School
Concert Choir, and the Hardee
Senior High School Cabaret.
Admission is $2 per person,
which will cover the cost of the
concert and the overall support of
the two programs.


Got A Degree?


Become A
People with bachelor's degrees
can become qualified to work as
school teachers in the state of
Florida by attending a roughly one-
year program at South Florida
Community College's Educator
eas Preparation Institute.
the Interested persons can learn
iter more about the program at a public
,w- information session from 5 to 6
by p.m. next Thursday, Dec. 7, in
vin- Building G, Room 101, at the
nd. Highlands Campus in Avon Park.
and The majority of classes meet
ges from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays.
,od Several classes are taught online.
ar- Each will run about five weeks.
and Because courses are not taught in
pri- any particular sequence, students
are not required to take classes con-
secutively and can enter the pro-
gram at the intervals when new
classes become available. The pro-
gram can be completed in about a
year.
Classes will focus on profession-
al teaching practices in such areas
as classroom management, instruc-
tional strategies, integrating tech-
nology into the classroom, and test
preparation. Twice a year, in the fall


Teacher
and spring, students will complete a
15-hour internship during which
they will observe a teacher wholis
compatible with the subject matter
and grade level they wish to teach.
Graduates of the. program will
receive teaching certificates from
the Florida Department of Edu-
cation once they pass the Florida
Teacher's Certification Exam.
To be accepted into the institute,
students must obtain a status of eli-
gibility letter from the Florida
Department of Education and apply
at the SFCC Registrar's Office-
Afterward, they receive an applica-
tion from Colleen Rafatti, EPI pro-
gram coordinator. :
Tuition is roughly equivalent to
the credit-hour classes offered iri
the- associate degree programs.
Like college students in other pro-
grams, participants are eligible for
some types of financial aid, includ-
ing Pell Grants. Military veterans
can also apply for Troops to
Teachers scholarships through the
U.S. Depart-ment of Defense.
For more information, call
Rafatti at 784-7403 or send e-mail
to rafattic@southflorida.edu.


If you were to open up a baby's head-and I am not for a moment
suggesting that you should-you would find nothing but an enor,
mous drool gland.


ABOUT .. Classifieds
DEADLINE ....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $3.75 for 10 words. Each additionalt
word is 20 cents. Ads in all capitals are 32 cents'
per word. Headlines are $2 a line. Blind ad bokx
numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid.
CLASSIFICATIONS:


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


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


Miscellaneous Yard Sales


J& R


Grocery


112 N. 6th Ave., Wauchula, Florida
PH: (863)773-9149
STORE HOURS: MON.-SAT. 6AM-9PM SUNDAY 8AM-8PM

i MEAT DER\RTMENT SPECIALS


Delmonico Steak
Sirloin Tip Steak


Asst. Pork Chops
Loin Center Pork Chops
Rib Center Pork Chops
Thin Cut Pork Chops


Chicken Bnls. Breast


$ 7.29 LB
S 3.29 LB

S 1.99 LB
S 2.59 LB
S 2.59 LB
S 2.99 LB


S 1.99 LB


Prices in this ad good through Tuesday, December 5, 2006.


I adCrdi? rl-Cn el! e anfiane nyne


HardeeCar Co
Hom o Hrdeoutys BstSaesTem


IV7 > 4S HH4


I MMOM







November 30, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 11B


Nicholson Supply Company

Sells To Vision Ace Hardware
By SUE ANN CARPENTER through Saturday and 9 a.m. to 5 nity and plan to be heavily invo
Fior The Herald-Advocate p.m. on Sundays. We'll be adding a with. community events. W
-..After sixty years in Wauchula, new product mix and new displays, work- hard to make this the
the Nicholson tradition will now upgrading the paint department, small-town hardware store, ai
continue under the corporate ban- and adding a new garden center. invite everyone to come see
ner of Vision Ace Hardware, owner Yet long-time Nicholson Supply new look. We want it to be a se
of several Ace-Hardware stores. -ustomers will still recognize the less transition for customers.
Founder Woodrow -Nicholson familiar faces of the old employees like to thank residents in adva
opened his first store in Bowling Kevin Kuykendall is the new for their support and the opport
,Green in January, 1940. In 1946 he store manager. "I'm looking for- ty to not only earn, but also re
expanded and opened the present ward to being a part of this commu- their business," Kuykendall sai
store, purchasing Finney Lumber -'-
and Hardware in Wauchula and '
naming it Nicholson's Supply. ------
i-His son, Charles Nicholson, ----- -
attended Hardee High School, .-- -"
served two years in the Army, and
then graduated from Clemson
university in 1963 with an ,'
,Industrial Management degree.. -
'With his wife Penny, they became --
actively involved in running the '
company in 1965, and in 1977 they ,
enlarged Nicholson's Supply by
purchasing the Old Fort Meade
Lumber. "My dad died in the busi-
ness in 1990," Charles Nicholson i.t
'After Charles' son Richard grad-
uated in 1988 from Clemson Uni-
versity, he worked for IBM for nine
years. He then joined the family [
business from 1997 through May -
2006, at which time he joined the
JJ.S. Department of State Foreign
Service in Virginia. In February s
1007 he will begin his post in COURTESY PH
Nairobi as a member of the Charles Nicholson (left) with new store manager Ke
Diplomatic Corps of the State Kuykendall at Nicholson Supply-Vision Ace Hardware.
Department. "That's what prompt- .. .:.-,
ed this sale," Charles Nicholson -
gad. RA.-
: "Many changes ha\e occurred ... -
luring our ownership like comput- 'If
Brzation and the addition of hard- "i-- -
ware. But now this store \~ill be
bigger and better. We'\e always
felt a part of this community and
bave had generations of customers.
By choosing to sell to Vision Ace '
Hardware, we feel confident that '
the\ will carr\ on that tradition.
We want Vision Ace Hardeare to ,-
be successful and \% ill do all we can
to help." Charles Nicholson said.
Jeffrey Gawel. the corporate -
Director of Operations for Vision
Ace Hardware, said Nicholson's
SupplN constitutes their eighth and
trine stores % ith the tenth to open in
Fort Myers in December. ".As soon
as we can hire more people here,
c.ur plans are to expand the hours New store manager Kevin Kuykendall with 30-year employee
trom -7- a.m. to 7' p.m. MnIfiy Shaddblh, floor manager.


Lived
le'll
best
nd I
our
eam-
I'd
dance
tuni-
;tain
d.-


OTOS
evin


Jim


Written in 1814, "The Star-
Spangled Banner" did not Earn A Gold Star!
become the national anthem of SCHOOL NEWS DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5
the Ui S.uritil 1931) :-- .. .


.1


PM.


Creek


A unique single family residential development


FRONT VIEW (1 of 3 available)


3 floor plans to choose from. City water & sewer.


Pre-selling starting in the $190's.


Available through


Jim See Realty, Inc.


(863) 773-0060
11 30C


?ZHidden


L


-1


r I I --






12B The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006


J SJ-J I '
Jt M-L A L l
on ^lE fiN fiLpflsB 'i
T~~~ -^nIni ^B Yr-.* ^KI h y a'K '^ *- nc ___


SqU ,
JA I X,


Low Country Overhead A


a' U


allows Us To y
Book Value!
il. a U .


t De aissa


Kelly Blue Book Says
s9,470
CROWN FOR- Says
s7,950

uS &uIMA^k^j


CONVERTIBLE
e C ; Ta., i r o. 110 o 1 1;/1 -i
Kelly Blue Book Says
SF$15,455
CROWN FORD Sav
6^RBsMP~I%;QSniKB /~Ed


CONCORDE
_LX/ 7i'L,,//flie, .-- 1// The Eutr, i.
Kelly Blue Book Says'
C C 14,290
CROWN FORD Says
$10 950
ThXR boQwuXS


SMONTANA I
SE ',ti n,i' ,/L "t i".'t i ,/Lt i, h'/'tI; j
Kelly Blue Book Says
$ 14,505
S ROWN FORD Says
"12 450
/ \&\M;S'KSQ


S L 28ilii _V iS t i/t ( .1l ien t Lc it.h't,;
Kelly Blue Book Says
$14,325
CROWN FORD Says
s12 950
\ ULISLf ^VA!AJik


thiiy 32-.L00l / i,' A R / IL L/!
Kelly Blue Book Saysq
S14,965
CROWN FORD Says
s13 950
rI Ti tLja@
V sarfMS ^


mo !n'!RlOIirPPI d iEqua I sThe tF !rWLPiI u u ixtAnvw er


'i,










The Herald-Advocate

.. ---i..November 30, 2006
'[,j November 30, 2006


Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo

Well Football Fans, it is finally December. Conference championship
games and Army-Navy highlight this week's schedule in college football.
The bowl picture will be all cleared up after this weekend as well. If
Southern Cal beats UCLA as expected, the Trojans will face Ohio State for
the National Championship. If the Buckeyes can beat USC, they will have
beaten Michigan, Texas and USC in the process. That should be enough to
claim the Sears Trophy.
Would anyone have foreseen Texas, Arkansas and West Virginia all
being upset this past weekend? Not even the Swami's Crystal Ball would
have brought that in focus.
The SEC won head-to-head rival games in three states with the ACC.
South Carolina over Clemson, Florida over FSU and Georgia over Georgia
Tech made a statement for the nation's top conference.
Larry Coker became the third ACC coach to feel the axe. Jim Bunting
at North Carolina and FSU OC Jeff Bowden preceded him on the chopping
block. Miami is reportedly $15 million in the red at this time too. It's hard
.to believe all that windfall money moving to the,ACC has disappeared. That
,'Was the promise when they left the Big East two years ago. Guess those
.:23,000 fans who attend ACC games regularly don't bring the big bucks
"Swafford projected? Who will they hire to replace Coker at UM? Here's
hoping Larry lands on his feet. He is a class act and deserves better.
The Swami was in attendance at the West Virginia South Florida
game. The setting was beautiful with sunny blue skies and 63 degrees day
at kickoff. However, only USF showed up to play football. The
Mountaineers blew five chances in the red zone while committing four
turnovers. One was a fumble by QB Pat White that was walked in the end
zone for a defensive touchdown. The other was a touchdown costing fum-
ble at the one by Steve Slaton. The performance ranked as the teams worst
showing in the Rodriguez Era. Granted, the stars of the WVU show were


all hobbling and no race car will perform if the wheels and gears are not in
sync, but the lesson is being prepared every time you take the field. The Big
East isn't the All Cupcake Conference where you can walk through most
teams and win. USF has now won eight games and is looking good for bowl
selection, probably against Rice in Birmingham.
On the USF side, give credit where it is due. Jim Leavitt and his staff
came prepared with a solid game plan and executed it. Matt Grothe, the
freshman QB from Lake Gibson, wasn't on the depth chart in August. He
has emerged as a leader and the Bulls appear to have found the guy to lead
them for the next three years. He managed the game very well while hitting
22 of 30 passes and ran the ball effectively too. The defense played a great
game like no other team has all year against an offense that had averaged
over 40 points per game. It was a signature win for the USF program over
a Top 10 team. In just 10 short years, USF has emerged as the second best
college football program in the state of Florida. Gators beware of the Gold
and Green over your shoulder.
The Bucs are too banged up and too young in 2006. Thanksgiving Day
against the Cowboys was a real turkey. Buc fans are used to adversity. The
ride will be bumpy the rest of the season.

Now let's look at this week's Bill O' Fare:
1. Florida versus Arkansas for the SEC Title in Atlanta. The Gators
have not won impressively in the last four victories. The Hogs looked
impressive until being beaten by LSU this weekend. That loss may be the
thing that incites Arkansas and makes them go Hog Wild. Arkansas 27
Florida 21.
2. Rutgers at West Virginia-- Scarlet Knights can win the Big East
Championship with a win. Will the Mountaineers fall back-to-back times at
home? That is very doubtful. The outcome may hinge on nagging injuries
that curtailed White, Schmidtt and Slaton this- past weekend. It will be an
emotional senior day in Morgantown. Gametime is 7:30 and the tempera-
ture is projected at 21 degrees. Look for the Mountaineers to prevail and
win number 10 on the season. West Virginia 31 Rutgers 20.
3. MAC Championship Game at Athens, Ohio. Ohio University,


,.-... 3-DIGIT 326
20P SS
935 os-08-03
universitY of Florida
Library of Florida HistorY
404 Library o est
Gairiesville FL 32611



coached by former Nebraska Coach Frank Solich, has a shot against Central
Michigan but it is a long shot. CMU 41 Ohio 24.
4. UConn at Louisville Cardinals will win handily but have
thoughts on what will happen in Morgantown. A WVU win sends
Louisville to the BCS game. U of L 55 UConn 14.
5. CUSA Championship Houston versus Southern Miss. Houston
will pit its aerial attack against Jeff Bowers' ground game and solid defense.
USM dismantled Marshall getting ready for this game. USM 34 Houston
31.
6. ACC Championship Game Wake Forest has not won an ACC
Title since 1970. Huntington, W. Va. native Jim Grobe is the man who will
deliver another with his team-first concept this Saturday. Wake Forest 34
Georgia Tech 24.
7. Big 12 Championship Game Nebraska versus Oklahoma. Back
to normal in this conference, with the traditional powers returning to this
game. Oklahoma in a close one. Sooners 34 Nebraska 33.
8. Army Navy The "Classic" all football fans wait for yearly
regardless of any other big games. The pageantry and history of this game
draws attention of patriotic fans every year. Navy has the ground game to
win it. Navy 35 Army 10.
9. UCLA and Southern Cal Anything can happen in rival games but
look for the Trojans to win and face Ohio State in Glendale for the National
Championship. USC 43 UCLA 21.
10. .Stanford at Cal No run the through the band to decide this one
in 2006. Cal 45 Stanford 13.
11. Tampa at Pittsburgh -- Bucs are too beat up. Steelers 30 Tampa
13.
12. Dallas at NY Giants Good game here. Cowboys 31 Giants 27.
'13. Detroit at New England Lions need a little more roar. Pats 34
Lions 17.
14. Jacksonville at Miami Garrard has done a decent job'but the
Fish prevail. Miami 27 Jax 14.
15. NY Jets at Green Bay Pennington gets the edge over Favre. Jets
24 Packers 21.


,;

r
i : :











2 The HeraldAdvoate, November 30, 2006




-Schedule Of Weekly Services-i


as a Public Servie::



" l:'adliue: Tel-dA ,ocay t 5pe :




BOWLING GREEN

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

CHESTER GROVE MB CHURCH
708 W. Grape St. 375-3353
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Sunday Worship 8:00 a.m.
Sun. Eve. Worship 1st & 3rd ..............
4:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
Tues. Prayer/Bible Study..........6:00 p.m.

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

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

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship................10:30 aim
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 ( 00 p.m.
Wed. Bible Study ......................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................. :00 a.m.
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ............. 70.. p.im
HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa (Espanol) Sunday ............7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Serv. De Predicacionl 1:00 p.m.
Martes Estudio Biblico ............7:00 p.m.
Miercoles Estudior Juvenil ...7:00 p.m.
Jueves Serv. De Predicacion ....7:00 p.m.

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

MACEDONIA PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
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.
Wednesday Prayer Time ..........7:00 p.m.

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


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.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service.... ............. 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ......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. Limestone Comm.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 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 ........:.............. :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.
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 AWANA for Kids...6:30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer Time...........7:00 p.m

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
English Service ................... 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ..........1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service ....................7:00 p.m
.... .CHARLIE CREEK ., .
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship 1l 00 jm
Eening Worship 7 00 p m
"ed Eicring W'orship 7 00 p m
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Aie. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................11:00 a.m..
SWednesday. 010 p m
CHURCH OF CHRIST
\ ill Duke Road
773-2249
., Sunday Morning Worship ........9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ...............11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship:.........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class .:...,:....:7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday bf Monih. 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....................1..1:30 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.


The following merchants

urge you to attend

your chosen house of worship

this Sabbath








Wholesale Nursery

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


WAUCHULA


FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ......................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study ............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service..................... 11l00 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 Se.vice 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST'BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ....................: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:
Children's Progiamming
(0-12th grade) ................9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service......................10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class%
(Lil'K''Son.ihinc Singer; 6 30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team 6 30-7:15 pm.
K-5th Kids World Groups7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service..l..................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. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m,
Traditional Sunday Worship.... 11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship ............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wedneda, Acti iiie 6 00 p m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida .c-nue -,773-9386
Sunday School i) 00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ....:.10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m.
WedncdJa, Fjmil., Ministries...7:00 p.m.'
S THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
SPcntecolial
S810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Mlornin r i ............... 1:0:00 a.m.
'E emnin \\or, hip ....................6:00 p.m.
Wk dneiJda:, Ser ice................7:00 p.m.
S HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ....................9:00 a.m.
Suriday.School 9:30 a.m.
Wor'uhip 10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner....................6:00 p.m.
V.ed Bd., t.uildJr; Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DE DIOS
PENTECOSTAL, M.I.
903 E. Summit St. (863) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
Martes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Viernes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo.............111:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning......................10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ..................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening .................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening..................7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIE!
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service.................... 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.................... 1:00 a.m.
Church Training 5:15p.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Mom. Worship (Ist & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School -' 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 1:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................ 11:00 a.m.
Discipleship Training....,...........6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper..................... 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................6:45 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45. a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1' & 3' Sun. Communion .....10:00 a.m.
2" & 4' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Stud 11-15 a m
** Fellow % hip each Sunda,, after ser ice

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.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service......................10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ......6:30 p.m.
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program \\ ZZS Sundaiysi 00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.mn-
Morning Worship 11 00 a m
Evening Worship 6 00 p m
Wednesday Prayer. .. 7 OO ni. ,.

SOUL tHAR\ ESrT 'IlNIST R'
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
-08 Heard Bridge Road -,773-4089
Saturlj, M,. ~ Enghlih 5 00 p m
i.Spjnlh a 3.h p m
Sunday iSpanihi 7 00 a.m.
S (Enslhih 8' 09 a m 10 a ,.
.(Spinih) II 00 j m
(Creole) 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English ............8:30 a.m.

S SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m .
Tues. Prayer Meeting...............7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 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
S 1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School .......... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........ 11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training .... 7:30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study .....7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship........ 7:30p.m.


WAUCHULA

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.

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
102 N. 6th Ave. (Earnest Plaza)
773-2929
Sunday Service............ 11:00 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.
E ening Worship ... ... 7:00 p.m.
\Vednceda) worship p .. 7:00 p.m.

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

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

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .......... 7:00 p.m.
\\eJn' da:, .. 7:0 p.ML'.-

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwanee 735-0114
Bible Study............. .. 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service ........... 11:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hwy. 17 494-5456
Sunday School ......... .. .10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..........7:00 p.m.

MARANATHA. BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Steee Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 735-0989
Sundhl School .......... .10:00 a.m.
Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening .................. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bibl & Prayer-Meet... 7:00 p.m.
NEW VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586
Morning Worship. .......... 10:00.a.m.
Children's Church. ......... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Youth & FT.H ......... 7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS ,

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 3
Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .............. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service.. ..........6:30 p.m. i
5th Sunday ................ 6:00 p.m. I-

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 Meriendj 6 00 p m
Servicio ... ........ 00 p m
Sabado Liga de Jovenes 5-00 p m

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School .... 0 00 a m a
Morning Worship.. I i 00 am
Training Union.... 5 i00 p m
Evening Worship .. 0 00 p m
Wednesday Prayer 7 OU p m


Remember playing hide-and- .
seek as a child?
Remember hiding and waiting?
Remember saying to yourself,'
"I hope they're still seeking"?'
Then to find the others were'
called home.
And there you were-waiting to: .
be found. But no one was
seeking.
That was an awful feeling,i
wasn't it?
You're older now. But you're
still playing hide-and-seek. You're''.
hiding from the Lord. Biut He says, .
"The Son of Man is come to seek"
and to save."
He has come to you. He loves
you. Turn around, and you'll find"
yourself in His arms-safe and'
secure.


FOLLOW THE LEADER

From childhood we are taught to "stay in line"...to
keep in step behind the teacher. From the halls in school
to the marching fields of our military, we are reminded
.': to! foUow i.eder .E e geese do iL Why? Because
that'ii'thewiye w ard-I&Y $ lik f*fe'*-8
We are posidvely inspired by excellence in example. <
enacjaeader~ ~9iht4t Bible, the apostle Paul, A


Scfiipures elected byns Th enAm n r Dicanileoiey tI
Copynght 2006. Keister- Mlliams NewspaperServicea. p. O. Box 818', Challoffesvifle, VA 9 www kwnews Con;


The Hl~~eraldllAdvocateII


PRINTERS e PUBLISHERS ~ul
PO. Box 338 Wauchula, FL 33873,~r~














During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:

Nov. 26, Claudio Salas Solis, 20, General Delivery, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Tom Souther and charged with DUI and no valid license.
Nov. 26, Raymundo Arlonzo Matiaz, 23, and Bulmararo Bautista, 24,
both of 203 Glades St., Bowling Green, were arrested by Dep. Jerry
Rutledge. She charged both men with battery.
Nov. 26, residential burglary on East Broward Street and Wild Turkey
Lane, a fight on Sims Road, criminal mischief on SR 64 West and on Sunset
Drive and a theft on Snell Street were reported.

Nov. 25, a theft on Peeples Lane and burglary on Dena Circle were
reported.

Nov. 24, Ismael Ramires Lopez, 44, of 2229 Locust St., Fort Green,
was arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge. She charged him with domestic bat-
tery.
Nov. 24, Jennifer Gwen Flores, 29, of 1842 Dishong Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a warrant charging her with violation of
probation (original charge domestic battery).
Nov. 24, Victor Manuel, 44, of 1833 Sims Road, Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Carree Williams and charged with battery.
Nov. 24, Johnnie Garcia, 28, of 512 W. Jones St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by corrections Capt. Jimmy Harrison on warrants charging him
with two counts of violation of community control house arrest.
Nov. 24, a 16-year-old Wauchula youth was arrested by Dep. Paul -
Johnson and charged with domestic battery.
Nov. 24, a business burglary on SR 62 West and a theft on U.S. 17
North were reported.

Nov. 23, a fight on Fussell Road was reported.

Nov. 22, Lisa Luanne Higginbotham, 41, of 3415 Thoroughbred Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Sylvia Estes and charged with domestic
battery.
I U


Nov. 22, Meliton Lopez Gabriel-Lopez, 39, of 178 Lang Drive,
Wauchula, was detained by corrections Capt. Jimmy Harrison on warrants
charging him with violation of probation (original charges trespass and dis-
orderly intoxication).
Nov. 22, thefts on Morgan Grice Road, Lake Branch Road, West
Broward Street and Moff, Road were reported.

Nov. 21, William Alfred Neal, 53, P.O. Box 1563, Arcadia, was arrest-
ed by Sgt. Everett Lovett and charged with domestic battery.
Nov. 21, Alice Mae Turner, 35, of 2205 Lawrence Roberts Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charge& with retail
theft.
Nov. 21, a 12-year-old Bowling Green youth and a 13-year-old
Wauchula youth were arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and each charged
with retail theft..
Nov. 21, thefts on Peeples Lane and U.S. 17 South were reported.

Nov. 20, Lamar Latrell Brown, 20, of 305 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested on Highlands County warrants charging him with
violation of probation (original charge resisting arrest without violence),
and failure to appear in court on charges of possession of cocaine, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia and no valid registration.
Nov. 20, criminal mischief on Monroe Street was reported.

WAUCHULA
Nov. 26, a business burglary on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Nov. 25, Egbertbo Marin Hernandez, 43, General Delivery, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly intoxication.
Nov. 25, a residential burglary on North Second Avenue was reported.

Nov. 24, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.

Nov. 23, David Espinoza, 43, of Miller Road, Wauchula, was arrested
by Sgt. Gabriel Garza and charged with disorderly intoxication.
Nov. 23, Carlos Eduardo,.27, and Bartolome Lopez Ramirez, both of
SR 64, Zolfo Springs, were arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and each
charged with possession of cocaine. Eduardo was also charged A\ith no
valid license.
Nov. 23, a theft on West Oak Street and criminal mischief on Eddy
Street were reported.

Nov. 21, Antonio Jamal Kilpatrick, 20, of 838 Chamberlain Bl\d.
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with resisting
arrest without force
Nov. 21, Ollie Moore Jr., 34. of 856 SR 64 East, Zolfo Springs. was,
arrested by Sgt. Thomas Harris and charged with grand theft.

Nov. 20, a theft on U.S. 17 South and criminal mischief on West
Orange Street %ere reported.

BOWLING GREEN
Nov. 26, Artemio Sandoval, 38. P.O. Box 1064. Bowling Green, was
arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with domestic battery.
Nov. 26, Bridget Austin Price, 48, of 2507 Mason-Dixon Ave.,
Bo%\ fing Green, was arrested bN Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with vio-
lation of the open container law.

Nov. 24, Tiffany Nicole Clark, 18, of 1009 NW Fourth Ave..Pampano




Prostate Cancer Support

Group To Meet Dec. 18


The American Cancer Society,
Sarasota Unit is offering a "Man to
Man'"pidtate cancer education and
support,program for men dealing
with prostate cancer, The'next
meeting will be held lMonda., Dec.
18, from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at
Fairwav Pines, 5959 Sun 'n Lake
Blvd.. Sebring.
Man to Man is designed to edu-
cate, and 'support men facing
prostate cancer by providing them.
% ith an opportunity\ to talk open.
\% ith each other and with health care
professionals about their concerns.
The program provides a forum
for men to. learn about diagnosis,
and treatment through presenta-
tions, written materials and videos,
as well as to offer each other sup-
port and encouragement. There is


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 126 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2001

Description of Property:
Begin at NW cor. of NE 1/4 of NE 1/4 and run S. 155
1/2 yds, E. 155 1/2 yds N. 63 yds to beg., then W. 70r
yds, N. 35 yds, E. 70 yds, S. 35 yds, to beg.
5-33-25

SUBJECT TO COVENANTS,RESERVATIONS, REST-
RICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. RECOR-
DED IN THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

AS RECORDED IN BOOK: 4 PAGE: 566

Name in which assessed- CARL DEVINE

Said property being in the County of HARDEE, State of
FloridA. -.- ..-;arfik> .

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 20th day of DECEMBER, 2006, at 11:00
a.m. .

Dated this 9th day of NOVEMBER, 2006.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk 11:16-12:7c


November 30, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3

Beach, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with two counts,
battery on a detainee.
Nov. 24, a theft on Willow Avenue was reported.

Nov. 23, a residential burglary on Pleasant Way was reported.

Nov. 22, Bernardo Loredo Corejo, 50, P.O. Box 578, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Chief John Scheel and charged with violation of the open i
container law.
Nov. 22, a theft on Grove Street was reported.

Nov. 21, burglary of a conveyance on Monroe Street was reported.

ZOLFO SPRINGS
Nov. 24, thefts on SR 66 and on U. S. 17 South were reported.

Nov. 22, a stolen vehicle at Fourth Street East was reported.

Nov. 20, a business burglary on Schoolhouse Road was reported..




SMake The Page!
HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 PM.


PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
'will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, DECEMBER 07, 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:
Agenda No.
07-08
James L./Barbara StatonlCynthia L. Smith byand through the
Authorized Representative request approval of a Special Exception to
locate a single-family MH dwelling on 1.0MOL acres in F-R-zoned district
in the Residential Mixed Use Future Land Use District
On or abt E side of McDonald Rd
S of Old Bradenton Rd 3233250400000010003
1.0MOL ac Lot 03, BIk 01 Heartland Estates Phase Two
S32, T33S, R25E

07-12
New Smyrna Beach Acquisitions LLC requests approval of a
Subdivision Replat to be known as Wauchula Square S/D Replat
for a parcel totaling 4.079MOL acres zoned C-2 in the Highway Mixed Use
Future Land Use District
On or abt E side of Hwy 17 North
S of E REA Rd 333325040000001000C
4.079MOL ac Lot C & Lot B LESS N 163.70 ft thereof as measured along USD
Hwy #17 of BIk 1 of Wauchula Square Subdivision S33, T33S, R25E

07-09
New Smyrna Beach Acquisitions LLC by and through the Authorized
Representative requests approval of a Site Development Plan for a
parcel totaling 1.141MOL acres zoned C-2 in the Highway Mixed Use Future
Land Use District for the location/operation of retail sales to be known as
Aaron Rents
On or abt E side of Hwy 17 North
S of E REA Rd
1.141MOL dicLot 03, Blk 01, Wauchula Square SIDIReplhot '"i L:-
'. u; .... *'- *:" S33, T33S; R25E '" '

07-10
Florida SaleslRental Inc by and through the Authorized Representative
requests approval of a Site Development Plan for a parcel totaling
1.89MOL acres, zoned C-2 in the Highway Mixed Future Land Use District for
the construction/operation of a retail rental store with outside storage
On or abt W si of Hwy 17 N
N of St Rd 62 21 33 25 0200 00001 00A2
1.89MOL ac That part of Lot A Cobb Industrial Park being: Corn SW corn of
SW114 of NW1/4 run N 89deg53min10sec E along S line of NW1/4 for 410 ft N
589.77 ft for POB N 163.55 ft N 78deg20min51sec E 389.11 ft S
11 deg53min48sec E 54 ft N 78deg06min59sec E 124.53 ft to pt on SW/ly R/W of
USD 17 S 11deg53min48sec E along said R/W 121.17 ft S 79deg51minSOsec W
547.61 to POB S21, T33S. R25E

07-11
Veg King of Florida Inc by and through the Authorized Representative
requests approval of a Site Development Plan for the construction and
operation of a produce storing/shipping/distributing complex on 11.10MOL
acres zoned A-1 in the Agriculture Future Land Use District
On or abt S si of Steve Roberts Special
E of Bailes Rd 29 34 26 0000 01580 000
11.10MOL ac Beg at NW corn of S29, T34S, R26E, for POB; thence S
89deg59min44sec E along N line of said Sect 29 571.52 ft: thence S
00deg00min33sec E, 875.81 ft; thence N 00deg01minl2sec E along said W line,
875.08 ft to POB LESS & EXCEPT exist rd rlolw (CR 636) along N si
S29. T34S. R26E

07-13 ,
WL-1 LLC and Betty Ann Eason by and through the Authorized
Representative request approval of a Rezone for 97.36MOL acres zoned A-1
and 7.36MOL acres zoned P-l to Planned Unit Development (PUD) in the
Highway Mixed Use Future Land Use District for the development of single-
familylduplex/townhomes/condominium dwelling units in sub-neighborhoods
On or abt E si of Hwy 17 N &.along the
South portion of Sauls Rd 21 33250000062200000
80MOL ac NWI/4 of NE1/4 of NE1/4 & NW1/4 of NEI/4 & E3/4 of NE1/4 of
NW1/4 S21. T33S, R25E


AND .
10MOL ac W114 of NE1/4 of NWl/4 ,
AND
14.72MOL ac E 466.72 ft of SE1/4 of SW1/4


21.33 25 0000 062300000
S21, T33S, R251
S16 33 25 0000 03410 0000
S 16. T33S. R25E


Roger L. Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board

PUBLIC NOTICE

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, JANUARY 18, 2007,,8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter
to receive recommendations from the Planrning/Zoning Board
for Agenda No. 07-08, 07-12, 07-13

412 West Orange.St.
Courthouse Arnnex Room 102, WauchOla, FL

Bobby Ray Smith, 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 A.M.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Plarning/Development Department, 110 S. 9th Ave.,
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. 11:23,30c


no'charge for the program. For
more information contact the
American Cancer Society at 941-
365-2858 ext. 37.








A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
You (God) protect the poor; You
protect the helpless when they
are in danger. You are like a
shelter from storms, like shade
that protects them from the heat.
Isaiah 25:4a (NCV)

FRIDAY
Yet the Lord is utterly to be
depended upon by all who have
faith in Him; and He will give you
stability and protection against
all that is evil.
II Thessalonians 3:3 (PME) .
SATURDAY
God blesses those who are kind
to the poor. He helps them out
of their troubles. He protects
them and keeps them alive. He
publicly honors them.
Psalm 41:1-2a (TLB)

SUNDAY
Jesus prayed, "Holy Father, pro-
tect by the power of Thy Name
those whom Thou hast given
me, that they might be one."
John 17:12 (RSV)

MONDAY
On the twelfth day of the first
month we set out from Ahava
Canal to go to Jerusalem. The
hand of our God was on us, and
He protected us from enemies
and bandits along the way.
Ezra 8:31 (NIV)

TUESDAY
So God knows how to rescue
the godly from evil traits. And He
knows how to hold the feet of
the wicked to the fire until
Judgment Day.
IIPeter 2:9 (ME)

WEDNESDAY
A fool's talk brings a rod to his.
back, but the lips of the wise
protect them.
Proverbs 14:3 (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (ME) The Message;
(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)
New English Bible; (NIV) New :
International Version; (RSV) Re-
vised Standard Version; (PME)
.Phillips Modern English; and (T B),'P
IThe Living Bible.


ATTENTION:
TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS HOMEOWNERS
HOME AGAIN DISASTER RECOVERY ASSISTANCE

THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS is seeking applicants to participate in the HOME Again Program
through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation (FHFC) to assist homeowners with repairs necessary due
to the hurricanes. This program is designed to perform general code-related repairs and improvements or
replacement if necessary for very-low and low income homeowners. Items eligible for repair include roofs,
heating systems, plumbing, electrical and other code-related housing systems Reimbursements for repairs
completed are not eligible for assistance. THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS has been awarded $500,000
to assist a limited number of homeowners. All activities are subject to availability of funds. Any assistance
for real property damage received from your homeowner's insurance or from FEMA must be applied to the
repairs or replacement of your home before grant funds will be applied. Applicants must meet the following
eligibility requirements for this program:


IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING APPLY:

SIF YOU OWN YOUR HOME
IF THIS IS YOUR PRIMARY RESIDENCE
IF YOUR TOTAL HOUSEHOLD INCOME IS AT OR BELOW THE GUIDELINES
; LISTED BELOW:
IF YOUR HOME IS LOCATED IN THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS. (Staff will assist
you in making this determination).

SHousehold
S ze 1 person 2 person 3 person 4 person 5 person 6 person 7 person 8 person

Annual
Household
Income
$24,700 $28,250 $31,750 $35,300 $38,100 $40,950 $43,750 $46,600

If you would like to be considered for possible assistance, please call The Town of Zolfo Springs at (863)
S735-0405 and request that an application package be mailed to you or pick up an application at the Town of
:Zplfo Springs Civic Center, 3210 Hwy 17 South, Zolfo Springs, FL. Please mail your completed
application to:

Town of Zolfo Springs.
PO Box 162
Zolfo Springs, Fl 33890

Or you may bring completed applications back to the Town of Zolfo Springs Civic Center. Aoplications
must be received no later than Friday. December 29, 2006 at 4:00 p.m. All applications are subject to
review, ranking, and approval by the Town of Zolfo Springs, respectively.

S EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER
is HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE FACILITIES
S. 11:23-30








4 The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006

Courthouse Report^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^-^^^^*^


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licenses
were issued recently in the office
of the county court:
Juan D. Salas, 20, Zolfo Springs,
and Heather Leann Markham, 18,
Zolfo Springs.
Henry Aaron Hann, 40, Zolfo
Springs, and Lisa Michelle Stone,
22, Bowling Green.
Dave Lee Armstrong, 28,
Wauchula, and Dory Deanna
Ferrell, 18, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Indigo Real Estate vs. Troy Brant,
judgment for possession of proper-
ty.
LVNV Funding as assignee of
Sears, Roebuck & Co. vs. Christina
Sanchez, judgment
Oliphant Financial Corp. vs.
Ramon A. and Rose Romero, judg-
ment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Steven
R. Salter and Sharon K. Salter,
judgment.
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. Peggy
S. Rodriguez, judgment.
Ryan C. Garza vs. Paul Jardine,
judgment for eviction and damages.

There was no county misde-
meanor or criminal traffic court
last week due to the holiday.
Correction: An entry in this section
on Nov. 16 was incomplete. Timothy
Allan Merchant, charged with dri-
ving while license suspended and
possession 'of a suspended license,
was assessed $330 in fines and
court costs and given a suspended
sentence of 30 days in jail, which
will be dismissed if he produces a
license at his next court date on
Jan. 3. The Herald-Advocate apolo-
gizes for the confusion the entry
may have caused.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions-were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Juanita Gugle vs. Jesse Moore,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Michael Alday vs. Derek
Dempsey Alday, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.,
Christine Lanette White vs.
Ronnie Jerome Faison, petition for


injunction for protection.
Sabrina M. Cobb and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Joseph Cobb, interstate petition for
child support order.
Dorothea Jewel Newberry and
DOR vs. Larry D. Newberry, peti-
tion for child support.
Olivia Castaneda and Alfredo
Castaneda, divorce.
Maria Magdalena Gutierrez and
Gabriel Gutierrez, divorce.
Jeffrey Steven Surrency and
Kimberly Rose Surrency, divorce.
Isabel Izagurre vs. Angel I.
Rodriguez, petition for injunction
for protection.
Willie Munn Jr. vs. Cassandra
Cook, petition for injunction for
protection.
HOMEQ vs. Joe Galvan, petition
for mortgage foreclosure.
Leigh Thomas and Carolyn
Thomas, divorce.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Virginia A. Hernandez vs.
Samuel D. Alamia, amended
injunction for protection.
Eugene Pace and DOR vs.
Debbie Luna, child support amend-
ed.
Teresa Pantjoa vs. Teodoro M.
Pantjoa, injunction for protection.
Habitat For Humanity of Hardee
County vs. Claretha Wilson,; Eric
Peterson et al, default judgment
clearing property title.
James B. and Melissa A. Platt vs.
Annie Rainey estate et al, default
judgment clearing title.
Beverly Keyt and DOR vs. Carl
Keyt, child support amended.
Jewelia C. Owens and DOR vs.
Sammy L. Organ Sr., child support
amended.
Bank of New York vs. Lavoyd
Thomas Bass, order cancelling
sale, vacating judgment and dis-
missing action.
Victor L. Parker vs. Captain Bell
et al, petition for inmate review dis-
missed.
Kathleen Patricia Ruschiwal and
Joseph Rudolph Ruschiwal, notice
of lien for attorney charges.
Geraldo Diaz vs. Junior L.
Woods, and Junior L. Woods vs.
Geraldo Diaz et al, dismissed.
Jacqueline Faulk and DOR vs.


S Colon & Lopez PA
AGGRESSIVE REPRESENTATION


Michael Pierce, child support order.
Joe F. Hobley vs. James R.
McDonough, state Department of
Corrections, petition for inmate
review dismissed.
Laura Mowatt McKenzie vs.
Mark R. Kiella, dismissed.
Moviette and Wilner Charles vs.
Shirley T. Blandin and Shaquita P.
Armstrong, dismissed.
Chrismr. r A. Baty vs. Florida
Institute for Neurologic Rehabili-
tation and Sara Rivera, dismissed.
Kenneth E. Geissler as personal
representative vs. Catherine C.
Walker and Robert A. Cattarius,
dismissed.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
adjudication is withheld, it is
pending successful completion of
probation. Sentences are pur-
suant to an investigative report
by and the recommendation of
the state probation office and
also state sentencing guidelines.
Final discretion is left to the
judge.
Kara Nicole Williams, traffick-
ing in methamphetamine -
amended to possession of metham-
phetamine with intent to sell, 18
months Florida State Prison, con-
secutive to Charlotte County sen-
tence of 13 months, license sus-
pended two years, $495 fine and
court costs, $40 public defender fee
and $100 court-appointed attorney
fee placed on lien; possession of
drug paraphernalia, time served.
Eliazar Garcia, possession of
methamphetamine, obtaining prop-
erty with worthless check and
grand theft, probation three years,
random drug screens, no drugs or
alcohol or being around those with
them, warrantless search and
seizure, stay off property, $495 fine
and court costs, $40 public defend-
er fee, $100 court-appointed attor-
ney fee, 100 hours community ser-
vice; possession of drug.parapher-
nalia, time served; possession of
methamphetamine and possession
of drug paraphernalia, not prose-
cuted.
Jose Carlos Martinez, two counts
uttering a forged instrument, grand
theft and felony driving while
license suspended, probation two
years, stay off property, $495 fine
and court costs, .$140 public
defender fees, $793.26 restitution,
100 hours community service.
Paulos Amogne, battery on a law
enforcement officer, resisting an
officer without violence, posses-
sion of cocaine with intent to sell
and possession of drug'parapherna-
lia, not prosecuted.
Simon Brown, burglary of a
structure, grand theft auto and petit
theft, adjudication withheld, proba-
tion 18 months, no contact with
person or property, $495 fine and
court costs, $140 public defender
fees, 50 hours community service.
Pete Arthur Byers, violation of
probation (original charge second


degree arson), probation reinstated,
rehearing set on restitution due.
Thelma Garza Cabrera, violation
of probation (original charge petit
theft). probation reinstated with
added conditionss of drug abuse
evaluation, random drug screens,
no contact with people who do
drugs, curfew and warrantless
search and seizure.
Nicolas Castillo Jr., violation of
probation (original charge lewd and
lascivious behavior), probation ter-
minated.
Charity Faulk, felony driving
while license suspended, probation
and new term set with same condi-
tions.
Robert Douglas Garner, purchase
of cocaine and possession of drug
paraphernalia, continue in drug
pretrial intervention program.
Manuel Hernandez' Jr., posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, trans-
ferred to county misdemeanor
court; possession of methampheta-
mine, not prosecuted.
Fredrick Brian Johnston, viola-
tion of community control house
arrest (original charges introducing
contraband into a detention facility
and escape), community control
revoked, 60 days in jail with credit
for time served (CTS), liens
revoked, fines and fees due.
Carl Dean King, possession of
drug paraphernalia and resisting
arrest without force, transferred to
county misdemeanor court; posses-
sion of methamphetamine, not
prosecuted.
Steven Garza Maldonado, viola-
tion of probation (original charges
21 counts forgery, 21 counts utter-
ing a forged instrument and two
counts grand theft), probation
revoked, five days in jail CTS, new
probation term with same condi-
tions.
Victor Melendez, violation of
probation (original charges resist-
ing an officer, without violence
force and felony driving while
license suspended). 30 da)s CTS,
outstanding fines and fees placed
on lien, probation terminated.
Norman Rivers, burglary of
structure, grand theft and trespass,
180 days CTS, $495 fine and court
costs, $140 public defender fees.
Latoya Roundtree, failure to
redeliver leased equipment, adjudi-
cation withheld, probation 30
months; fines and fees waived,
$1,200 restitution. ,
Jose Sanchez-Ruiiz,, burglary of
structure, trespass and criminal
mischief, transferred to county mis-
demeanor court.
Wallace Clayton Stewart, viola-
tion of probation (original,charges
possession of methamphetamine,
possession, of drug paraphernalia
and expired license), probation
revoked, 100 days CTS, outstand-
ing fines and fees placed on lien.
Polonio Fransisco DeLaRosa,
possession of cocaine, not prose-
cuted, successfully completed pre-
trial drug intervention program.
The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the


2006 SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE
COUNTY COMMISSION AND APPOINTED BOARDS
Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers. Room 102


Courthouse Annex 41 a


unless otherwise noted

BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF December -07th Regular meeting
No Zoning meeting in December
Planning Session December 15th at 8:30 a.m.
County Offices Closed December 25th & 26th for Christmas Holidays
Legislative Delegation Meeting December 28th 10:00 11:30 a.m.
CF Industries, Inc., Annual Mining Tour December 14th 8:30 a.m.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD"
MONTH OF December No meeting scheduled.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each
month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF December 07th


CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month
Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF December 11th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF December 04th
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF December No meeting scheduled.


HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m.
Wauchula
MONTH OF December 12th


at 6:00 p.m. in


at 701 LaPlaya Drive,


HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF December 19th at Noon
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF December 19th
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE
MONTH OF December No meeting scheduled.
MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF December 27th
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to
make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioner's
office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting and be heard. If a
person decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with
respect to any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will
need a record of the proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he/she
may need to ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based.
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman11:3
11:30nc


clerk of court:
Florida Harvesters Inc. to John
Stephens Inc, $155,000.
Jane Davis-McGurgan to Eduar-
do and Marietta Ramirez,
$193,000.
FL Land Partners LLC to
William M. Jr. and Debra G. Rusch
as trustees, $275,675.
William Reynolds Allen and
Bess A. Stallings as trustees to PTY
Holding Co., $196,800.
Bank of New York to Homes of
Wauchula Inc., $65,000.
Roberta L. Williams to Todd
Gerald and Bobbi Jo Bender,
$68,000.
Alice Faye Lee to George B. and
Deborah D. Doane, $115,000.
James B. and Melissa A. Platt to
Terry R. Toney, Debra D. Toner,
Joseph W. Bentancourt Jr. and
Leslie A. Landry (two properties),
$245,000.
Daniel L. Gibson to Daniel L.
and Amanda Gibson, $40,177.50.


CLASSIFICATIONS:

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


Richard and Nancy McCommach
to James B. and Melissa Platt,
$55,000.
Louise Lee Gantt and Martha
Lee Coker to Raul Juarez Jr. and
Victor Juarez, $67,500.
Heartland Properties LLC to
Ralph E. and Dorothy Gail Davis,
$27,500.
Mary Darlinda Devane Lambrt
and David Lambert to James and
Donna VanStickle, $150,000.
EL Land Properties LLC to
Ricardo J. Perez, $235,080.
Victor Juarez and Raul Juarez T:r
to Rodolfo Lopez, $125,000. '
David and Chrystal Rivera tf6'
Iron City Holdings Inc, $75,000.:
Monty A. Palma to Moran C. and
Sabrina Schneider, $85,000.
KRB Holdings Inc. to Jolanta
Mallon, $50,000. .
FL Land Partners LLC :to
Vasudeva R. Bommineri,
$222,670.
>*'


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


PUBLIC NOTICE

AMENDMENTS
to the

HARDEE COUNTY .

COMPREHENSIVE PLAN

The Board of County Commissioners
will hold the
First PUBLIC HEARING
for Ordinance No. 2007-04, Ordinance No. 2007-05 :
and Ordinance No. 2007-06
in the
Board Room of the County Commissioners
412 West Orange Street, Courthouse Annex, Room 102 :.W
Wauchula, Florida on
Thursday, DECEMBER 07, 2006, 9:00 A.M.
or as soon thereafter -

Proposed Amendment Ordinance No. 2007-04
Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan adopted 06120102, as
amended, amending the text of Policy S2.1--Sanitary Sewer, Solid
Waste, Drainage, Potable Water and Natural Groundwater
Recharge Element providing for the ability to locate public supply sewer r;
potable water facilities to be located in all land use categories identified in t t *
Future Land Use Element of the "Comp Plan; providing for severabilit,
providing for repeal of conflicting ordinances; providing for an effective date.
and authorizing transmittal to State of Florida Department of Community Affais

Proposed Amendment Ordinance No. 2007-05;
Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan adopted 06120102, 4s
amended amending the textof Policy L1.12 Future Land Use Eleme~t
and Policy C2.4--Conservation Element establishing that lots ofrecord
along the Peace River, Horse Creek, Charlie Creek and Payne Creek may be'
eligible for development provided a lot is not less than five acres in land area;J
providing that all other regulations as established in the Hardee Countyt
Comprehensive Plan, Hardee County Unified Land Development Code, and any|
other state or federal agency with jurisdiction shall apply to any request for
development permits on said lots of record; providing for severability;,
providing for repeal of conflicting ordinances; providing for an effective date1
and authorizing transmittal to State of Florida Department of Community Affairsf

Proposed Amendment Ordinance No. 2007-06
Amending the Hardee County Comprehensive Plan adopted 06120102 as!
amended expanding the Rural Center Future Land Use Map designation,
providing for assurance of implementation of Policy E1.1, Policy E1.2 and
Policy E1.3 to attain Goal El, Goal E3 and Goal L1 and to attain Objective L5 to
assure Policy L1.1; providing for severability; providing for repeal of conflicting
ordinances; providing for an effective date
and authorizing transmittal to State of Florida Department of Community Affairs

Bobby Ray Smith, Board of County Commissioners

Copies of the Ordinances may be obtained from the Hardee County Planning
Department, 110 South 9th Avenue, Wauchula, Florida between the hours of
8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M., Monday-Friday.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the PlanninglDevelopment 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 AIM.
and 3:00 P.M. at the Hardee County Planning Department, 110 South Ninth
Avenue, Wauchula, Florida.

All interested persons shall have the right to be heard. Although minutes of the
Public Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made
at the Public Hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings
is made by a court reporter
11:23,30c


Join The Club!
HARDEE LIVING DEADLINE IS THURSDAY AT 5 RM.


ABOUT...

Classifieds
DEADLINE....Tuesday noon
RATES ..........Minimum of $3.75 for 10 words. Each additionlI
word is 20 cents. Ads in all capitals are 32 cenfs;
per word. Headlines are $2 a line. Blind ad bo6
numbers are $3 extra.
BILLING........Ads must be pre-paid. I


I


NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 276 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2000

Description of Property:
Lots 34, 35, and 36, Vista del Sol Subdivision, a sub-
division in Section 17, Township 33 South, Range 25,
east.

SUBJECT TO COVENANTS,RESERVATIONS, REST-
RICTIONS AND EASEMENTS OF RECORD. RECOR-
DED IN THE OFFICIAL RECORDS OF HARDEE
COUNTY, FLORIDA

AS RECORDED IN BOOK: 272 PAGE: 847

Name in which assessed: UNIVERSAL LIFE CHURCH INC.

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 20th day of DECEMBER, 2006, at 11:00
a.m.

Dated this 9th day of NOVEMBER, 2006.

B. Hugh Bradley
Clerk of Circuit Court
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 1
By: Alicia C. Albritton
Deputy Clerk
11:16-12:7c


,


I









pp4
i 1
i ki
4


Hardee Choir


e


Tuesday,


a


s


December.


pm


e oI.ln u ror an


JOJ


0 0


US


c


eI


e


eve:


ra. o
Dran:3 or.


Refreshments will be serv


Santa & Mrs. Claus will be
making a special appearance.


Performing Groups


Tip


Toes Dance Studio


Hardee Junior &


SE


SChoirs
,nior Hig


FLORIDA HOSPIT


Wauch ula
533 West Carlton St.


Novf~'kew


I.: L
II :~
t ; b~` -1
~J-----
~
~-ti fi:~"~T~~


1

-j


603-0


F'


,1 .


h


,I"


Festive


w


i
i.







6 The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006



WayackWhen


* Thig 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
Hardee Hunters Get 29 Deer First
Week: Hardee County hunters
bagged 29 deer during the first
week of the hunting season, accord-
ing to reports brought to Wauchula
yesterday. Most of the parties were
back home the first of the week,
some with deer and turkeys and oth-
ers with fine new stories of the big
ones that got away.
County Commissioner G.N. Al-
britton had the best luck of all, it
seems, when he brought down two
deer, both bucks, with one shot. His
party reports seven deer. They got
no turkeys. Up to yesterday 375
hunting licenses were sold in this
county, while less than a hundred
were sold in a neighboring county.

Firm Plans To Ship Produce By
Air: Word was received here
Wednesday to the effect that within
30 days airplane service will be in
operation between Florida and New
York for the purpose of transporting
produce by air.
The plans, as announced by the
Airplane Food Market & Express
Co., call for the operation of an all-
express airline that will provide 24-
hour services between Florida
points and the Eastern markets.

Wauchula Musicians Play For
Radio Station WDAE: Two well-
known and popular Wauchula musi-
cians, Miss Kate Hadsell and Mrs.
1E.R. Harman, are now appearing
over the radio weekly in broadcasts
from radio station WDAE at
Tampa. The program is each,
Monday afternoon at 4:45 and is 15
minutes ;ong.
Miss Hadsell plays the saxo-,
phone, acLordion and other instru-
ments while Mrs. Harman plays the
piano. Both these young ladies are
members of the Business & Pro-
fessional Women's Club Orchestra.

50 YEARS AGO
Musicale Plans. Yule, Program:
The Wednesday Musicale invites
the citizens of Hardee County to
join their friends in observing one
of the most pleasant and enjoyable
events of the Yuletide Season by
attending its program of Christmas
-.- .. -.....- .. ..


music.
This entertainment will be given
at the First Baptist Church of
Wauchula on Wednesday, Dec. 5, at
8:15 p.m. The chorus, under the
direction of Mrs. Louis Koon, will
be accompanied by Mrs. Vaughan
Driggers, organist, and Mrs. O.K.
Stringer, pianist..

Wildcats Trim Bulldogs 19 To 0:
The Hardee High Wildcats closed
out their 1956 season last Wednes-
day night with a 19 to 0 victory over
the Arcadia Bulldogs in the annual
Thanksgiving game between the
two schools. The Cats scored in
each of the last three quarters to
down a fired Arcadia team.
The Bulldogs showed little on
offense against a sturdy Wildcat
defense that limited Arcadia to only
four first downs. A Wildcat fumble
on the Wauchula 15 in the first
quarter gave the Bulldogs their best
chance of the evening, but the Cats
held and recovered a Bulldog fum-
ble on the Cat four.

Cagers To Open Season Tonight:
Tonight at 8 the Hardee Wildcats
will open their 1956-57 basketball
season against the cagers from Alva
High School. Little is known of the
Alva team except they do not play
football and spend all their time
playing basketball.
Little more is known of the squad
that will represent Hardee. John
Terrell, only varsity player back
from last year, will be a doubtful
starter as he is still "slowed" from a
Charlie horse received in football.
Coach Terrell is undecided on his
starting lineup.

25 YEARS AGO
County Fair Steer Sale Largest
Ever In Hardee: There were more
steers sold at the annual livestock
sale at the Hardee County Fair this
year than ever before. FFA and 4-H
members sold 62 steer, altogether at
the fair last month, compared to 50
last year and 28 the year before.
Although the number of steers
was up, the prices were down.
Steers ranged from a high of $2.25
per pound to a low of $1 per pound,
compared to a range of $4 to $1.75
last year.

Hardee Praised For Blood
Donations: The blood drive last
month was possibly the most suc-
cessful ever conducted in Hardee
.. ..s -" .


HEARTLAND PEDIATRICS
"New Patients Welcome"


Infants, Children and Adolescents


Tricia Ahner
P.A.-C.


Specializing in Treatment of
* Allergies
* Asthma
* Attention Defecit Disorder


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


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


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


Se Habla Espanol


1125 S. 6TH AVE.
WAUCHULA
11:30c


County. The bloodmobile from the
R.P. Tew Memorial Blood Center in
Lakeland collected over 78 pints in
Wauchula on Nov. 20. Prior to this,
the most they had ever collected
here was 30 pints.
The staff at the center could not
get over the response, Mrs. Charlie
Whidden, organizer of the drive,
said. "They have never had this
type of response in Hardee County
before." Alan Padgett, director of
the center, had nothing but praise
for the people of Hardee County,
she said.

Methodist Ladies Prepare
Thanksgiving Dinner: There is
indeed a common bond between the
ladies of the First Methodist Church
of Wauchula and the -Hardee
County Association of Retarded
Citizens (HARC) located on North
Florida Avenue. This common bond
is one of love, and the fine expres-
sion of this association was
expressed with a lavish Thanksgiv-
ing dinner.
The dinner took place on Nov. 19
at the First Methodist Fellowship
Hall in Wauchula. The Ada Parker
Circle, some 30 strong, spent much
time in the kitchen preparing a most
splendid meal. The menu consisted
of turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed
potatoes and all the trimmings.

10 YEARS AGO
Chagoya Takes State Champion-
ship: Grinning from ear to ear,
senior Jason Chagoya said simply,
"I'm very happy to have won the
state championship. This is just the
beginning. Now I'm training for the&
Junior Olympics and hope to get
into the Nationals," added the 17-
year-old son of James and Josie
Chagoya of Bowling Green.
The state championship, the first
for the Hardee Senior High School
cross county program, caps the
four-year efforts of Chagoya, who
has been district and regional
champ in prior years, and partici-
pated in state championships twice
previously.

Teen Rushes Into Smoke-Filled
Apartment To Rescue Small Boy: "I
didn't think, I just ran in." With
these few simple words, 17-year-
old Ryan Garza of rural Zolfo
Springs describes his heroic actions
which may have saved the life of a
small Lakeland boy.
Ryan ran to answer the boy's
cries for help, and with another man
broke down the locked door to his
apartment. But when the other man
balked at entering the smoke-
choked residence, Ryan pulled his
shirt up over his nose and went in.
He found the crying boy and carried
him to safety.

'Cats Mangle Manta Rays 33-15:
The Hardee Wildcats took a first big
step last Friday on their path to the
state football finals with a 33-15
win. over the Lemon Bay Manta
Rays. Hardee's next step is an even
bigger one, as the 'Cats again face
the Bartow Yellow Jackets in,
Bartow.
Earlier this season Hardee trav-
eled to Bartow ard returned with a
26-13 victory, which was the only
loss for the Yellow Jackets in their
10-game season which saw them
outscore opponents 313-90. Bartow
will be looking to avenge its only;
loss when these teams meet on
Friday.
In giving advice seek to help,
not to nlease. your friend.


HARDEE COLUN
"Christmas, Past,


O Christmas
December
No Fee, Please
Applications d


IL
ie


O Christmnaw
Lighting will b
Applications d


Name of Organization:

Person to Contact:

Mailing Address:

Telephone Number:


Signature


Hardee Cou

or bring to Ch
Wa
i\\


Nov. 30


I


Palmetto
Palmetto
Fort Meade


Away
Away
Away


6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
6/7:30 p.m.


Dec. 01 Boys Basketball DeSoto Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball DeSoto HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer Port Charlotte HOME 7:00 p.m.
Dec. 04 HJHS Basketball DeSoto Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer Braden River HOME 6:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer Braden River HOME 7:30 p.m.
Girls Weightlifting Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 05 Girls Basketball Avon Park Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball Avon Park HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer Booker HOME 6:00 p.m.
Dec. 07 HJHS Basketball Avon Park Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Heartland Chr. Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball Lake Region HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer Sebring HOME 6:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer Sebring HOME 7:30 p.m.
Girls Weightlifting LaBelle Away 4:00 p.m.
Dec. 08 Girls Soccer Palmetto HOME 6:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball Frostproof HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball Frostproof Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 11 HJHS Basketball Sebring HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball Palmetto HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Dec. 12 Girls Weightlifting Tri-Meet HOME 4:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball Palmetto Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball Lakeland Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer Avon Park HOME 6:00 p.m.
Boys Soccer Avon Park HOME 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 13 Boys Soccer Bayshore HOME 7:30 p.m.
Dec. 14 Girls Weightlifting Dual Meet HOME 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Basketball Hill-Gustat HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Soccer DeSoto HOME 6:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball Lake Placid HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball Booker Away 6/7:30 p.m.












IIE O, Koch Construtio



3504 Office Park Road P.O. Box 1965
Sebring, FL 33871 -.Phone:4863))385-8649


Commercial & Residential Construction
Let our highly qualified staff develop your commercial property,
build your dream home, or do your remodeling.

ENGINEERED STEEL BUILDINGS
RESIDENTIAL AND COMMERCIAL DESIGN :

ROOFING
New and repairs 4.
ALUMINUM
Scree-, and glass enclosures carports patios siding soffit fascia

SEAMLESS GUTTERS AND DOWNSPOUTS
"For all of your Aluminum, Steel, and Conventional construction needs"


Email: kochcon@strato.net


8: 8tfc State Certified License #CBC058444


-'Y

TY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE FLOATS: Banner/Poster and flash lights are required to precede float. "
Please have 2 walkers beside 'flats.
SPresent & Future" Parade 2006 *Field Available from 9:00-4:30, required to be in i..
position by 4:30
Application I
CATEGORIES: CHURCH NON COMMERCIAL ]i
s Parade .
S2nd (Rain date Dec. 4th) RV PARK COM ERCIAL
NO Vendors or Live Santas! Size
ue November 28th.
Accompanied By Music? Yes No

FLOAT INFO: (to be used by announcer)
s Card Lane
)e provided by the City of Wauchula
ue by Nov. 17th

VEHICLES: *Please no Sirens!
*Must be in place by 5:00

Type:
Number Of:

MARCHING:
*Line up starting at 5:00 in front of Junior High
*Please have (at least) 1 adult assigned to every 20 children
at all times
Date
ANIMALS: horses, mules, llamas, etc.

Mail Entries To: OTHER: .
nty Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 683 FYI...
amber Office 225 E. Main Street Please have a float representative at the judging stand immediately
luchula, Florida 33873 after the parade for award ceremony. (Main Street Heritage Park)


: %:"' .' -:,


Sprt chdleNv.3 -Dc.1


"


- _I I


Girls Soccer
Boys Soccer
Girls Basketball








November 30, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 7


Signed Penny
By Penny Johnson
Q&A With A Biblical Perspective


WATCH OUR MOUTH
Q: I have a friend whom I love a lot but she can't keep a secret.
every time I try to confide in her she goes and tells it. She also brags a
lot What I'm trying to say is my friend has a problem with her mouth.
Should I tell her this bothers me or just watch my mouth around her?
Signed, Friend of a Big Mouth
A: I believe the truth is always the best policy. Even if she gets upset
for a moment; if she's a true friend she'll understand. Be real.tactful when
addressing this issue. Do it out of love in a godly manner.
People don't realize how much their mouth can get them into trouble.
I've had my foot in mine a time or two as well and after realizing the trou-
ble Joseph's mouth caused him I try to say less and listen more.
Joseph was his father's favorite son. The love this father felt was very
noticeable and it caused his brothers to become very jealous of him. To the
point they were ready to kill him. To make the matter worse Joseph had a
dream (Genesis 37:5-9) and he reported the details to his brothers. He said,
"We were in a field tying up bundles of grain. My bundle stood up, and then
your bundles all gathered around and bowed low before it!" "So your going
to be our king, are you?" His brothers taunted. And they hated him all the
more ... Then Joseph had yet another dream and this time the sun, moon,
and 11 stars bowed low before him.
One day his father sent him to check on his brothers. When they saw
him coming, they plotted against him to kill him. Instead they sold him to
Ishmaelite traders who were passing by.
Could Joseph have avoided some hard times in his life? Perhaps, but
his mouth was bigger then his wisdom.
We also read about another story in Luke. Mary gives birth to the
Savior of the world. We all know this story well. The shepherds were in the
field outside the village when an angel appeared. He tells them of the birth
of Jesus and they take off in that direction. When they reached the manag-
er they told everyone what had happened and what the angel had said to
them. Everyone was astonished. But, listened to what Mary did. Luke,2:19
LB "But Mary quietly treasured these things in her heart and thought about
them often."
We don't see this mother shouting to the world that her baby is the
Messiah. She knew God would reveal this miracle in His own timing. Many'
'may not have believed and that could have made life hard for Mary and
Jesus.
Sometimes the people that brag the loudest have the least. Sometimes
they ruin their own blessing by trying to toot their own horn. Don't let your
friend's words make you see your shortcomings. I know it can get very
aggravating to listen to such vanity but just know that your friend doesn't
have the greatest gift of all; that is wisdom. Also, just practice precaution
when sharing your deepest thoughts with anyone.
Signed Penny


>" Call Ray today ...
II/' give you the best deal on any new
S; -. or used car, truck or SUV!"


SCHIVULET l.EIIiil O -r
Ray Rivas SERVING FLORIDA'S HEARTLAND
rrivas 1126(5)yahoo.comr
e Ha Espaiol 773-4744 or 1-888-773-4744.


A COUNTRY WITHOUT GOVERNMENT
We have just completed a heated election where the American people
could and did vote for a change in our government, but we forget there are
many people who don't have that option because they don't have a govern-
ment.
When I read April Morley's second "Semester At Sea" e-mail from
Myanmar she discovered what it would be like to have no government at
all. She also witnessed the results of a nation addicted to an uncontrolled
product that affects the people's health, their behavior and their lives.
(April's e-mail) "After five days in Myanmar (Burma) my thoughts are
confused by the experience. I never realized the importance of a strong gov-
ernment until I went into a country that didn't have one. The word infra-
structure takes on a whole new meaning.
"I have definitely taken for granted such things as bridges and dams.
It's a pretty popular term, 'the road to Mandalay' but I can tell you the road
to Mandalay was flooded when I was on it.
"I was on a bus and we literally had to drive through the rivers. It got
to the point where we had to take our bags and walk across the river to be
able to continue. The crazy thing is that these are the main roads. I don't
even know if they would be considered roads by American standards. There
is not one place that doesn't have massive potholes.
"The poor people who live there were as devastated by the breaking of
an old dam as the victims of the Gulf states after Hurricane Katrina. The
only difference was, these people were smiling and happy, but that was
Probably because everybody was high from chewing Betel Nuts all day.
"One thing I will never forget about every country that I have been in
is the smell. Myanmar smelled likethe Betel Nut. It is about the same as
chewing tobacco, and the people spit a red juice all over the streets, and
everywhere you go there is the wretched smell permeating the air. I thought
my shoes were dirty at home, but I don't think I have ever owned a pair of
shoes that I was able to get as, dirty as I did during five days in Myanmar.
"Every little thing that we take for granted in the United States, like the
ability to talk to anybody that you want or having clean water. When these
people have something like that it is such a privilege for them.
"I have also never seen a bathroom so repulsive that I opted to walk
through the mud to go pee with the malaria/dengue fever mosquitoes biting
my bare skin while I had to watch to make sure the snakes didn't start slith-
ering in my direction.
"I did have an experience one night when were stuck between
Mandalay and Bagan. We had no food and only miles of potholes behind us
and a river overtaking the road ahead. I stopped and actually ate at a place
where I would normally be afraid to sit in for fear the spiders hanging from
the ceiling would be poisonous and the lack of walls would bring in bugs
that I thought never existed, but they did.
"The religion in Myanmar is primarily Buddhism. They spend so much
time and money covering the statues with gold that it almost made me sick.
These enormous statues are basically made of gold after thousands of peo-
ple apply "paper" gold strips.
"The poor people need food, and they are spending their money on
gold for a statue. They devote so much time to kneeling and praying to a
false god. It was really depressing.
"I always knew these things existed, but to stand in an entire Disney
World of gold Buddha's and watch people drop to the floor and.worship a
statue brings it to reality. I am grateful that I have a God wirh a nonstop
relationship in my life.
"This doesn't necessarily describe what I did in Myanmar. It wasn't
about what I did but what I learned from it and what couldn't be said that
made up the real experience. It is such a sad situation for the Burmese peo-
ple." .


The Oasis
By Inez

How do you like this brisk weath-
er? Did I hear that it snowed in
Orlando? They caught that strange
sight on video tape. Sorry not
enough to make snow-people.
Maybe next time. But the weather is
great for a lively game of horse-
shoes. Just ask George Semler.
On a sad note. We were sorry to
see Ben, Pat and Dale. Bohnett hav-
ing to fly home because Pat's father
was gravely ill. Pat reported he is
doing better but still serious.
The park is just about full now.
We looked forward to our
Thanksgiving Feast.
BREAKFAST
Our first breakfast of the season
was held on Nov. 18. Our hosts did
an excellent job. Beside setting up
and cleaning up, Charles and Emma
West made sausage gravy and bis-
cuits, Mark Herman cooked the
pancakes, and Bill LeBright the
sausage. There was also coffee and
orange juice. Forty-five people
dined on this great start to a morn-
ing.
BINGO
Yes, it is time to report on our


N~p


14


RV News
McFalls
bingo nights. As you know, we play
bingo every Tuesday and Thursday
beginning at 6:30 p.m. Thursday,
Nov. 16, found 17 people playing.
Audrey Semler won the 50/50.
Merchant certificates were given to
Joan Newton, Anita Bryant, Flo
Nadeau, LeeRoy Hymer and
Charlotte Longueuil. Charlotte also
won the jar that night. The jackpot
was won by Julie Hood.
Tuesday, Nov. 21, there were 19
people playing bingo. John Bayme
won the 50/50. Emma West, Eddie
Philips, Anita Albert, Joanna Bray
and Mark Herman received mer-
chant certificates. The jackpot and
jar went to Don Philips, the luckiest
winner of the night.
EXERCISE
The Exercise Class is going
strong. That is what you will be if
you join us. You will have some
fun, too, while there. Join us on
Tuesday and Friday at 10 a.m. in
the Rec Hall.
This is a short reporting week, so
watch for next week's article for the
rest of our news. Until our next lit-
tle visit, hope you had lots to thank-
ful for on Turkey Day.






4,'
"' r, 1' -



p rl l I
In_ .I I


COURTESY PHOTO
Our breakfast hosts, Bill, Emma, Mark and Charles, stopped
work for a minute for a photo.


YOUR BUSINESS COULD

APPEAR HERE TOO!!
Contact Amy Brown or Nancy Davis
At The Herald Advocate
___ *'-~ u ____ 1--- ___.,


'.,, .1 u i,.


First Christian Church Worship Choir presents...


Join the worship choir from First Christian Church as they present to you another

amazing musical for Christmas, entitled "King of Glory, King of Love." This seasonal

work is a bold new praise and worship experience unlike any other!



"King of Glory, King of Love" is full of Christmas favorites, best-loved praise and

worship choruses and a host of incredible new songs that are certain to become instant

favorites. All in all, "King of Glory, King of Love" is a powerful Christmas musical that

will bless your life!


Where: City Hall Auditorium, 225 E. Main St., Wauchula


When: Saturday, December 9, 2006


Time: Program


Starts -


7:00 pm (Doors open


- 6:30 pm)I


All seating


is general admission


Proceeds will benefit the Hardee Help Center


Tickets $5.00 (For more information or to purchase tickets call 773-9243)
11:30c


I I I~ I r. I -I I I I I I _


0~3


GI


K I


~J3~


(a


inn


(a


I (e


za









8 The Herald-Advocate, November 30, 2006


Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


OUR HEALTH
Pat Heacock had hip surgery in
October and is now walking with a
cane. Pat and Jeanette will be here
after Christmas. Percy Pletsch also
had hip surgery Nov. 9 and started
therapy Nov. 17. Percy, Mary, Peter
and Stanley hope to come in
January. Milt Miller sees his doctor
Dec. 4 and Milt and Shirley are
hoping to come shortly thereafter.
Ralph Glessner had back surgery
Nov. 16. Ralph could use some













ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal,' Doughnut,
Bagel Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice or
Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray,
Garden Peas, Peaches, Juice, Roll)
and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Savory Rice, Pears, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal,.Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or
Hamburger on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Baked ,Beans, Potato Rounds,
Pineapple Crisp, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Lasagna (Salad
Green Beans, Pears, Juice, Roll)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: .Cereal, Blueberry
Muffin, Mixed 'Fruit,; Milk
Lunch: Taco Hot Pocket or
Combo Sub (Salad Tray, Whole
Kernel Corn, Strawberries &
Peaches, Juice) and Milk


JUNIOR HIGH
Breakfast: Cereal Doughnut.
Bagel, Juice. Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza or
Chicken & Rice or Tuna Salad
w/Crackers (Tossed Salad, Garden
Peas, Buttered Carrots, Peaches,
Juice, Salad Bar, Roll) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal. Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que on a Bun or Cheese
Pizza (Tossed Salad; Savory Rice,
Salad, Pears, Juice, Roll) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Hamburger on a Bun
w/Dill or Pepperoni Pizza or Toasted
Cheese Sandwich w/HB. Egg
(Lettuce & Tomato, Baked Beans,
Juice, Pineapple Crisp, Potato
Rounds) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk.
Lunch: Burrito or Mozzarella
Stick or Lasagna (Tossed Salad,
Green Beans, Salad Bar, Apple-
sauce, Juice, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Blueberry
Muffin, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Taco Hot Pocket or
Combo Sub (Lettuce & Tomato,
Whole Kernel Corn, Strawberries &
Peaches, Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken & Rice (Tossed
Salad, Turnip Greens, Black-Eyed
Peas, Beets, Juice, Peaches,
Cornbread) and Milk
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Rib-B-Que on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice, Baked
Beans, Whole Kernel Corn, Pears,
Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk'
Lunch: Burrito (Tossed Salad,
Potato Rounds, Mexicali Corn, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Juice, Pineapple'
Crisp) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Lasagna (Tossed Salad,
Carrots, Veggie Cup, Green Beans,
Pears, Waldorf Salad, Roll, Juice)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Blueberry
Muffin, Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Pepperoni Pizza Hot
Pocket (Tossed Salad, Corn, Baked
Potato, Strawberries & Peaches,
Juice) and Milk


cheering up at the moment. Ralph
and Shirley are hoping to be able to
come in January. I am sure Pat,
Percy and Milt also would appreci-
ate receiving cards to speed them
along in their recovery.

BINGO
Betty Tracy won the paper spe-
cial on Nov. 17 and Cal Gadsby
won the hot ball jackpot. Six people
split the paper special on Nov. 20.
They were Bernice English, Mary
Kessler, Don Ahearn, Anne
Defreitas, Bob Tracy and Betty
Shuster.

DANCES
The first dance of the season was
Nov. 28 with Doin' It Rite. It was a
smaller crowd of regulars and
everyone enjoyed themselves.
Looks like the line dancers have to
have a few practices as they forgot
some of the steps ofer the summer.
At one point, there were onl, file
80+ youngsters line dancing.
Doesn't something seem wrong
with this scene? The next dance is
Dec. 2 with The Nite Lites. Come
and enjoy the music, even if you
don't dance.

COFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Nov. 22 were'Carrie
and Lloyd Lankford and Nancy and
Dewey Morrison. Ron Ackermann
filled in for Carolyn Gordon .as
activities director. Shirley Smith led
the U.S. Pledge. Slvia Baker led
the Canadian Pledge and Lee Roy
Behymer led the prayer. Flo Smith
filled in for Rosalie Folnsbee with
our morning joke. Quite a few peo-
ple went on the Manatee trip. Ron
announced that donations of candy
were needed to hand out by those
on the float during the Christmas
parade on Dec. 2.
The 50/50 w winners \were Neil and
G\\en Taylor. Jo\ and Don Stadler,
Jeanette and Lawrence Hierlb.. ana
Jack and BettN Jacobs

SCORES
Men's Golf No\. 16- Net indi id-
ual points. \winners were As Fred
Kessler; Bs Jack Elofson and Fred
Le\erone tied; Cs Joe Schrobback;
and Ds Bill Johnson.
Mixed Golf Nov. 20: Handicap
.winners were first Arlie Wooiers;
second Dewey Morrison; and third
Jack Jacobs.
Shuffling Nov. 21: Three-game
winners Were Ray BakeryDick
Baker. Bob Beckley, -Bob Beshel.
larilhn Funkhouser. GarN House-
holder, Carolyn Gordon, Lowell
Gordon and M1rna Wilday.


By C.J. Mouser



PLANNED CHAOS
I know it's not supposed to be funny, and actually laughing out loud
can get me in serious trouble, but watching my husband load up pigs to take
to market is never anything short of hysterical.
Nobody can put together cuss words with more flair and.artistic design
than my husband, and nothing prompts such a performance more pre-
dictably.than 12 six-month-old pigs that are perfectly willing to do anything
except what he. wants them to do.
Like any storm, these scenes start slowly, reach a crescendo, and then
wax and wane, and if it's in my power I won't miss a one of them. This past
Friday was only different in one aspect; the pigs he was trying to load had
been to market and back twice, because the price wasn't good enough to
part with them. Since the pigs already had a couple hundred miles on them,'
they were wise to the trailer and apparently not at all interested in repeating
the experience.
Fred had lost the element of surprise ... the pigs were jaded and stub-
born, so naturally I made sure that my coffee cup was full and I had a good
comfortable chair as he backed the trailer up to the holding pen. He opened
the trailer door, opened the pen door. and then all he had to do was force the
pigs into the trailer and close the door behind them, but that's never as easy
as it sounds.
The trouble started the minute he climbed over into the pen. The pigs
ran to the backhand huddled in a knot under the roof of the shelter, so in
order to gel to them, he had to bend over at the waist and wade in there with
them.
"C'mon, 'lets go.-he said calmly, his head hovering near his knees.
: Get in that trailer."'
SThe largest of the pigs rolled one eye back at Fred, squealed, and then
made a perfect figure eight. ending up right where he started out with all the
others following behind him. This is classic pig behavior: one moves and
the rest follow.
"Get in that trailer!"Fred repeated. and the pigs promptly repeated the
figure eight. only this time, the largest pig smeared Fred's leg with a gen-
erous gob of mud. I picked up my coffee cup ith my right hand and the
cat'with my left, and we both %watched ... spellbound. I knew the cussing,
was imminent, and I was not disappointed.
"Watch this." I sad to the cat. as Fred started selling.
"You sorry, no good (expletive deleted) pigs! I said get in that (exple-
tive deleted) trailer!"
I sipped mN coffee, not so much interested in the coffee as I w as in try-
ing to hide the grin on m\ face.
"You get in that expletivee deleted) trailer or I'll make barbecue out of
every (expletive deleted) one of you!" Fred threatened.
This time he got them moving in the right direction and a half-dozen
of them actually went into the trailer, but number seven in line decided that
he would rather not comply. and veered off at the last second, leading the
remaining half-dozen back under the little roof again.
This is where Fred pulled out all the stops and tossed a bucket of feed
into the trailer. The six that were loaded were happily eating, and when
you're a pig, watching another pig eat and not being able to eat as well is
akin to Chinese \water torture. Fred knows this, and uses it to his advantage.
Three more pigs loaded up abruptly and found the feed.
"C'mon. you know ,ou want it. Get in there!" He coaxed two more in,
and then, God forbid, the largest pig of the bunch %aulted out of the trailer
and landed squarely on one of Fred's feet with his sharp little hooves.
This time the cussing made no sense at all. The \ords all ran together
and new cuss words were formed. It was a veritable cuss fest. Cuss-mania.
A cuss-a-palooza. -
I spit coffee all over the porch. and the cat hissed and launched himself
out of my lap and ran under the truck. Fred danced around on one foot, and
pigs ran %%illv-nill around the pen squealing, and then in'a bizartle'stroke
ofluck, decided that the best place to escape the screaming, wild rfan \was
in the trailer. As I watched. amazed, they all crowded into the trailer and
then Fred slammed the door shut.
"There." He said with satisfaction. "That wasn't so bad. It's all in the


Letter To The Editor

American Red Cross


Thanks


Iear Editor:
This holiday .; season, the
American Red Cross extends our
thanks to the residents of Hardee
County for their generous support.
Disasters strike .every day in
America. Because of, your: gener-
,us contributions of time, talent and
treasure, the Hardee County Serv ice
SCenter has been able ,to provide
assistance to your neighbors in need
throughout the year.
As chairman of your local Red
Cross, I'm extraordinarily grateful
to be associated with an organiza-
tion that makes a difference in our
community every day. With your-
help, the American Red Cross
responded to more than 73,000 dis-


asters
67.00(
Hol
80 fa
and I
contain
of tim
Red C
your
need.
Bec


Hardee County
across the country last year, will continue to: flow between
0 of them home fires. members of the military and their
me fires devastate more than families at home.
miles each year in Manatee The American Red Cross helps
iardee counties. With your. individuals, families and communi-
Hardee counties. With your for and
iued support and contributions ties present. prepare for and
ne and moneu the American respond to emergencies We could-
rss will stand read) to help n't help our neighbors withoutt you.
neighbors i their time of On behalf of the Manatee County
SChapter-Hardee County Service
Center,: thanks for giving and
.ause of you Red Cross can Happy Holidays!
-A A -_ i -'I. f __A-


continue to provide snelter, iooa,
clothing and other desperately
needed assistance when disaster
strikes. Because of you Red Cross
can continue to provide life-saving
preparedness education. Because of
you emergency communications


Best regards.
Eugene Beckstein
Chairman of the Board
American Red Cross Manatee
County Chapter
Hardee County Service Center


planning," He informed me, and tapped his temple meaningfully.
I thought about the blue haze of curse words floating around in the aii
somewhere above, and had to wonder what kind of chaos occurred, whei
there was no planning.
C.J. Mouser is a Hardee County resident arid self-syndicated
columnist. She writes about everyday life growing up in Texas and
raising kids and livestock in rural Florida. Visit her Web site ai
www.cjmouser.com or e-mail her at cjmouserinfla@yahoo.com.




Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown

CHAPEL one. This was put on and paid for by
Chapel service had 64 residents the activity fund. The cooks and
in attendance. Pastor Jim Williams servers did a great job.
talked of the things we take for Our first ice cream social wa -
granted, but that we need to be well.attended; even if the weather
thankful for. They are life, our lib- was a bit cool, but we are in Floridat:
erty and love. The entertainment that followed th'
Bob and Ardeth Johns played the social was a really nice show. We
dulcimers for the special music. got the news that Jack Daubert,;
Ushers were Bob and Bonnie one-time resident in our park, had:
Whitton, Carlene Balavitch and to have triple bypass surgery. Boli
Mary Johns. We need to pray for all Johns reported that Jack is doing
those still on their w a. down to well.
Florida, that they have'a safe trip. I just received word that Atidre
Larabie passed away Nov. 21 ini
COFFEE HOUR Welland, Ontario, Canada. Andre
We had 111 at coffee hour. Our and his wife, Jean, have been resi-
speaker was Greg First from Blood dents of our park for about three
Net USA. Greg was ery informa-' years. We send our sympathy and
tive about all the blood they collect- our prayers to his family and
ed and what it is used for and the friends.
many different: parts of.the blood, ... .. ...
that are used. Greg also gave out GAME SCORES
some free gifts. Bowling is back in full swing. On
Chair people gave their reports Nov. 15 Kay Glover had a high
and merchants certificates were game of 202 and a high series of
given out. We all appreciate these 505. Bob Bellis had a high game of
certificates, so please support these 192 and a high series of 504.
merchants
COMING EVENTS'
SHUFFLEBOARD Thursday, Dec. 7. will be a'.
At Avon Park on Nov.16 Max potluck at 5. Dec. 10 we will have
Tate and Bob Myers were partners an ice cream social at 6 and, fol-
and they took third place in main, lowing that, the entertainment will
and Bill Morrison took second in be The Old Pro Comedy/Magic
consolation. On No'. 17 at Avon Show.
:Park Nancy Singleton took third
place in main.
Nothing will sustain you more
NEWS OF INTEREST potently than the power to rec-
.The welcome back picnic was ognize in your humdrum rou-
held on Saturday. No\. IS. A big tine, as perhaps it may be
crowd of 164 residents enjoyed the thought, the true poetry of life.
good food and visiting with every- -Sir William Osler




Chili

with crackers & drink
$3.50



Sat., Dec. 2, 2006
11:00 am 3:00 pm
113 North 7th Ave.


Yard Sale
8:00 am 3:00 pm
Household iems, including TV, Single bed, dressers,
Queen bedding, accordian, keyboard & bench,
Men's jackets, adult & children items, Christmas decorations,
Other items, too many to name.



fohn & Lorraine


Gillespie Minis ries
Alpha & Omega Freedom Ministries, Inc.


For More Information
Phone 773-5717

11:30c


noticed our new colors?

That's just the beginning ofthe good news.
Now you get free online banking. Free bill pay. You get every financial service from A to Z,
supported by up-to-the-minute technology.
And the best news of all you won't give up that personal, small bank attention you like.
Because that's how we like doing business, too. One-on-one.
We may have a snazzy new name, but our good old-fashioned approach to banking hasn't
changed a bit. So stop by soon. Or give us a call a real, live person still answers the phone.


Feelgood about your bank


Seacoast
NATIONAL BANK
BIG LAKE


NASDAQ SBCF
Al Ebsidiwry of SEacoast Bar-Aing corporation ol Florida


800-589-1657
www.seacoastnational.com


11 30-12 21