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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage
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Thursday, December 14, 2006


'Vandolah Estates' Would Add 1


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
If plans move forward, a new
community will offer over 1,200
places for people to live.
The proposed Vandolah Estates
got a boost last week when the
Hardee County Commission ap-
proved an ordinance to change the
zoning designation of its 582 acres
from agriculture to Rural Center.
:The family-oriented center will


have 'a series of bike and walking
paths interconnecting the different
housing types, pocket parks and a
larger recreational area for softball,
basketball, soccer and a clubhouse.
In a series of neighborhoods
spread over the acreage, there will
be 107 estate lots of more than an
acre apiece on 151 acres in the cen-
ter. To the north will be 350 single-
family lots, averagely 75'x120';
this area taking in another 216


acres.
On the northwest corner of the
project will be 230 units of paired
villas, occupying 73 acres. To the
south of that is a 40-acre group of
town homes/ill.s with 256 housing
units. Frally t the \xest end of the
project is a 55-acre of garden apart-
ments for about 306 residents.
The 1,249 units are estimated to
average thrde people per household
unit, making affordable housing for


,249


close to 3,000 people.
Presently, the county's 632
square miles is 95 percent agricul-
ture and mining. Over 385,000
acres of the unincorporated area of
the county is tied up in agriculture
or mined, being mined or to be
mined. About 4,250 acres are des-
ignated residential mixed use and
1,850 acres in rural center. There
are 3,826 acres designated Town
Center.


New Residences


The next highest land use is just
over' 4,000 acres in public/institu-
tional areas, such as the Florida
Institute For Neurologic Rehabili-
tation adjacent to the proposed
rural housing area and the
Vandolah Waste\\ater Plant to
which the rural center homes will
connect. FINR also plans develop-
ment to include hotel-type, apart-
ments and retail development.
Final designations of land in the


county are conservation, recreation
and highway mixed use.
When the planners presenting the
Vandolah Rural Estate project said
they .had no immediate plans for a
convenience store on its property, a
neighbor asked the commission if
requests of neighbors to convert
their properties forisuch uses would
be approved.
County planner Nick Statzko and
See VANDOLAH 2A


New Home Lost


To Sunday Fire


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
A ne\Il\, built home off SR 66
was destroy ed b\ fireSunda\ night.
"The call came in at 8:42 p.m.
and 11 minutes later members of
Hardee Count\ Fire Rescue were
on the scene." said Lt. Bob
Devereau\.
T\%o trucks and fi\e personnel
reached the home at 4274 Mineral
Branch Rd. at 8:53 p.m. and found
the front half of the house, includ-
ing the front porch, completely
engulfed by flames.
No'one \vas home at the time of
the fire, and no injuries were sus-
tained b. citizens or the firefight-


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
A Sunday evening fire demolished a new home on Mineral Branch Road off SR 66.




Hardee Schools Meet Class-Size Requirements


SBy CYNTHIA KRAHL
OfThe Herald-Advocate
S Only about two dozen of the
state's 67 school districts are in
Compliance with the Class-Size
Amendment.
:Hardee County is one of them.
Education Commissioner John
ft Winn has released figures show-
ing 177 public schools and 88 char-
ter schools in 42 counties have
failed to meet the mark for class-
size reduction as of last month. All
of Hardee County's schools, how-
ever, have made the grade,
That puts Hardee County at the
head of the class along with 23
other districts.
"We worked very hard with our
board and with our recruiting to
make sure we had enough certified


personnel in our classrooms to be
certain we would comply with the
Class-Size Amendment," Schools
Superintendent Dennis Jones said.
"The problem is when the calcu-
lations move from a schoolwide


NICE, NOT NAUGHTY


average to a classroom by class-
room calculation," he said. "While
we are in schoolwide compliance,
we do have 39 elementary class-
rooms that are constitutionally out
of compliance by one or more stu-


Around 11.000 gallons of water
\were used by the firefighters to get
the blaze under control, said
De\ereau.. At 9:45 p.m. the fire
\cas ruled under control bN the per-
sonnel at the scene.
However. it took until 1:30 a.m.
for the firefighters to put out all of
the embers and hot spots. making
sure that the fire did not start itself
up again later on in the night.
At first the state fire marshal had
suspected arson and conducted a
full investigation. After the investi-
gation the cause vas still unknown,
but, the..,fie .,is.. belie\ ed to av ..,.
begun in the attic.
Devereaux said that the fire mar-
shal suspects bad wiring in the attic
to be the cause of the blaze .


DEMO DELIGHT

S\r,
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Jones is referring to the imple- -l
mentation of the initiative passed
by voters. For the first three years.
compliance was determined by the
See CLASS SIZE 10A
COURTESY PHOTO
What could be more fun for a child than seeing a school being
torn down? Youngsters. at Wauchula Elementary School were
able to witness the recent demolition of much of the former
'" Hardee Junior High School. Four buildings came tumbling
down as little eyes watched in delight. the office, the original.
library and two classroom wings all built in 1961. The older
students have moved on tothe new junior high campus in
Wauchula Hills, and the vacated structures could no longer'
meet state Department of Education codes. The removal of the'
--" four buildings smoothes the path for the elementary pupils to.
use the newer cafeteria still on that old school site. Cleanup of
"' the area continues this week.


'Oi HWIG LOW IAW
-12/06 77 6O 0.00
112/07 74 58 0.00
12i08 64 45 0.00
r12109 73 45 0.00
Z-12/10 78 49 0.00
-12.11 i NA NA 0.00
S12/12 79 5e 0.03
STOTAL Rainfall to 12/12/06 34.06
.,. Samaperlod last year 60.33
Annual average 58,45
Unlv. of Fla. Ona Resarch Cemer

INDEX
Classifieds 6B
SCourthouse Report.........7C
SCrime Blotter 8C
k Community Calendar......2A
SHardee Living..................2B
SInformation Roundup.....2A
SLunch Menus...................3A
Obits........... 4A
SPuzzle 8A


Get Rid Of Haz-Waste

For Free On Saturday


COURTESY PHOTO
Mrs. Claus made a rare appearance in Hardee County last week as she accompanied her
spouse, Santa Claus, to his annual duties at Florida Hospital Wauchula's evening Christmas fes-
tival. Little ones were able to personally plead their cases as they sat on Santa's lap, hoping to
get their names on his "Nice" list. Meanwhile, adults enjoyed all the sounds of the season as they
listened to the choirs from both the junior and senior high schools. Performers from Tip Toes
Dance Studio rounded out the night of celebration, hosted by the hospital and led by Jim Beckley.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Here's a chance to clean out and
clean up before the holidays set in.
The fourth of the 2006 quarterly'
Hardee County Household Hazard-
ous Waste Days is Saturday.
From 8 a.m. until noon, residents
can take advantage of the opportu-
nity to safely dispose of hazardous
waste for free. Each household can
dispose of up to 60 pounds of a
variety of materials which would
otherwise contaminate and over-
load precious landfill space.
Items can be taken to the Hardee
County Sanitary Landfill, located
at 685 Airport Road, about three
miles east of Wauchula on the north
side of Main Street.
The list of acceptable items,


which should not be put in the reg-
ular garbage, includes different
products. Such risky rubbage
includes garden and household pes-
ticides, whether in old bags or left-
over spray cans. .
Household chemicals and clean-
ers, especially aerosols, are another
whole bunch of items to get out
from under your kitchen sink, clos-
ets or laundry room.
Old paint, especially lead-based
paints are important to safely
remove. Latex paints can be
brought too.
Florescent light bulbs, photo-
graphic chemicals, used cans of
hairspray, deodorant or other pres-
surized containers can explode
after being compressed in a garb-
See HAZ-WASTE 2A


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2A The Herald-Advocate, December 14, 2006


COURTESY
The site plan for Vandolah Estates shows the variety of 1,249 dwelling units planned, a mix of estate and single-family homes, tom
houses and apartments intermingled with pocket parks, a large clubhouse/recreation area and bike/walking trails.


d" Kelly's Column
By Jim


Hardee County got some much needed rain at mid-week and could use
a lot more. Peace River is quite low.

We hope everyone has a happy holiday season. Christmas is only about
11 days away.

Football season is about over, and the basketball season is underway.
Football bowl games are coming up.

The Florida orange crop estimate is up to about 140 million boxes, and
prices remain strong for growers. Florida has about 700,000 acres in citrus.

There are quite a few housing developments proposed for Hardee
County. It will be interesting to see how many actually occur.
Between 1-75 and I-4 about 25 miles of U.S. 17 is not four-lane.
Completing the job would help Hardee County's economic development.

Here's hoping for peace on earth and goodwill toward men and an end
,to wars and killing. I % ish wisdom and courage to those who are trying to
solve the Iraq situation.

The end of the year can be a time of reflection and planning. We are
over halfway through the first decade of the 21st Century A.D. What will
the next three-plus years bring?


Letter To The Editor

Parents Who Lose Children

Need God, Friends' Comfort


Dear Editor:
To all the parents who have lost
children at a young age ... It is not
easy.for the families who have lost
their children at a young age.
In our hearts and minds we.know
our kids are gone forever. We know
they are in Heaven looking down on
us. We wait for them to come home
every day to open the door and call
out to us, but we know that will
never happen again.
We wish they were here for their
children's birthdays, sharing
Thanksgiving with the family and
having the joy of Christmas, happi-
ness of laughter all through the
house, hearing our children and
their children laughing out loud and
having fun.
I know it is not fair'for us to ask
God why these things happen the
way they do.
We as parents picture ourselves
going to be with God before our
children do, but things do not.
always go the way we plan them,
because it is not for us to say who
goes first. You see, God has His
plans all worked out for each and
everyone of us.
A family never gets over the pain
and hurt that we feel so strongly for
our children. We just learn to live
with it and ask God to help us in our
time of need.
The babies who are left behind do
not understand why or where Mama
or Auntie or Uncle has gone, why
they are not around any more. It is
hard for us to answer their little
questions.
It is hard for my two grandsons
this year to understand why Aunt
Marsha, who passed away Jan. 9,
2006,. and their Uncle Punk, who
passed away Oct. 31, 2001, are not
here.
I would like to say to all of you
out there to hold on to God's unseen
hand. He is there to see us through
all our trials and burdens. Just look
up to Him and give God all the


praise, even though we do hot
understand why things happen the
way they do. God knows best for us
all:
I would like to say even though it
hurts us, we must pick ourself up
and go on when our burdens get-so
heavy that we think we cannot go
on. God tells us to look down and
when we see only one set of foot-
prints in the sand that was when I
was carrying you.
I know god carried my friend
Shirley Barrington through her
ordeal with Sondra. We all loved
Sondra very much. She was a sweet
girl to be with or around. I know
Shirley and her family are proud to
know that justice has finally been
done for her daughter. I cannot
imagine what she has gone through,
not knowing where Sondra was or
what happened to her, not being
able to have a service for her daugh-
ter, but I know one day God will
finish the job for her so she can
bury her baby, too.
We need to still hold Mrs.
Barrington and her family up in
prayer until her daughter is put to
rest. She was young and had her life
ahead of her and her two babies.
I would like to say to Mrs.
Barrington to hold on to God's love
and when you feel things getting to
you just look down in the sand for
God will carry you the rest of the
way through.
Mrs. Barrington had a true moth-
er's love the her daughter. Sondra is
gone to be with God, but she will
never be forgotten. Sondra had a lot
of friends who loved her very,
much. We will miss her but never
forget her. May God go with you,
the family of Sondra Barrington
and her children.
We hope you all have a Merry
Christmas and a very prosperous
New Year.
Your friend,
Brenda Carroll and family
Bowling Green


The Great Meteor Crater of Arizona 'lies between the toWns of
Flagstaff and Winslow. Scientists believe that a meteorite struck the
earth about 50,000 years ago and dug a hole about 4,150 feet across
and 570 feet deep.


THURSDAY. DEC. 14


VHardee County School
Board, .former Hardee Junior
High School media center, 200
S. Florida Ave., Wauchula,
workshop on impact fees and
school concurrency, 4 p.m., reg-
ular meeting, 5 p.m.

MONDAY, DEC. 18
&/Zolfo Springs Town Council,
regular, meeting, City Hall, 104
E.. Main St., Bowling Green, 7
p.m. .






Legislators
Visit Hardee
State Rep. Baxter Troutman
and -Sen. J.D. Alexander will
hold a legislative, delegation
meeting on Thursday, Dec. 28
at 10 a.m. in the Hardee County
Commission Chambers, 412 W..
Orange St., Wauchula.
Requests to be on the agenda
for that meeting must be sent to
Rep. Troutman's office no later
than next Wednesday, Dec. 20.
For any questions, call his office
at 863-298-5220.

Toys For Tots
Still Needed
Although the annual Hardee
County Chapter of the Toys For
Tots has finished its drive, there
is still a need for funds or toys.
The post office and U.S. Marine
Corps helped with the drive.
Anyonewho can give financial
support or a toy should take it to
the.post office, or St. Michael's
Church, 408 Heard Bridge
Road. Checks should be pay-
able for 'Toys For Tots Found-
ation." Any volunteers who can
help distribute gifts should con-
tact D. Wiliiams-Tatis at 375-
3186 or Starlet Noel at St.
Michael's 258-3699.


KELLY'S COLUMN
An entry in this column last
week should have said, 10
years ago in 1996 Florida won
its first and only national foot-
ball title under head coach
Steve Spurrier, a 1966 Heis-
man Trophy winner.
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.


VANDOLAH
Continued From 1A


commissioners said they envi-
sioned the rural center designation
to spread beyond the borders of this
project and extend from CR 663
(Ona-Fort Green Road) east to the
wastewater plant or Wauchula
Municipal Airport. They hoped it
would bring more travel to down-
town Wauchula.
Vandolah representative Klaus
Kunkel of German Florida Citrus


and Kelley Klepper of Urban
Resource Group/Kimley-Horn and
Associates Inc. said rhe.\ ere open
to contributing toward establish of
a Fire-Rescue and/or law enforce-
ment substation in the area to serve
those residents more quickly and
efficiently.
The 100-page Comprehensive
Plan: Amendment Application
attempts to answer any questions
which may come up. It notes the


adjacent Troublesome Creek south
and east of the property, wetlands,
nati e vegetationn endangered plant
and animal species, buffers and set-
backs and a host of other issues. ,

With delays for getting the state
to approve this major Comprehei-
sive Plan Amendment. permitting
and other factors, it likely \ ill be
two years before major construc-
tion begins.


.. HAZ-WASTEd
.. Continued From IA


age truck and should be brought in
for proper,' safe disposal.
Old petroleum products, anti-
freeze and similar garage items
should be brought too.
Cell phones, newspapers, alu-
minum cans and other recyclables
can also be brought in on Saturday.
There are some materials which
are not acceptable for Hazardous
Waste Days. These include explo-
sives, pyrotechnics, radioactive and


infectious waste, gas cylinders,
flares and ammunition. For infor-
mation on how to safely dispose of
them, call the landfill at 773-5089.
Businesses that generate less
than 220 pounds of hazardous
waste per month may bring their
waste for proper disposal, too. Fees
will be charged according to cur-
rent contract prices.
Businesses that generate more
than 220 pounds but less than 2,200


(IU gGor I

Bit Not


ForBYttenI



In 1609, German astronomer Johannes Kepler
determined that a planet orbits the sun in
an ellipse, rather than a circle. He also coined
the word "satellite" for the moons of
any planet.


In 1796, Dr. Edward Jenner administered the
first known vaccine inoculation in
Gloucestershire, England:


In 1960, Decca Records in England destroyed
25,000 copies of Ray Peterson's tragic-ending
pop song, "Tell Laura I Love Her," calling it
"too tasteless and vulgar for the English
sensibility." Later, singer Ricky Valance, took
the song to number one in England, and
Peterson's original version reached number
seven in the U.S.


pounds of hazardous waste pdr
month will be permitted to bring
their waste to the household
cleanup site. They can call Ei-
vironmental Quality Co. or the
landfill.for more information dn
pickup at their place of business.
Help protect the environment by
separating and' safely disposing of
hazardous waste on Saturday mori-
ing. Again, for any questions, call
773-5089.


In 1919, junior high textbook, Community
Health, used from 1919 to 1936, stated: "the
harmful substance in tobacco is nicotine, which
is a narcotic...its effect is distinctly poisonous."


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h-^'.:. Hardee County's HomI town-'overage
JA-MES .' KELLY
Publishi/Editor -
CYNTHIAGM. KRAHL
Managinig:Editor

* JOAN M. SEAMAN RALPH HARRISON
-Sports Editor Production Manager
:.; NOEY DE SANTIAGO
S p .. Asst. Production Manager
.O15 S. .Sventh Ave. Phone: (863) 773-3255
P/O. Box .338
WaIuchuia, FL 33873. Fax: (863) 773-0657

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u TOIL, Y'Wn-


Hoop 'Cats Chase Avon Park


IBy JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A Tuesday evening victory over
Avon Park set the tone for the
Hardee Wildcat basketball boys.
Hardee went on to beat Lake
=Region on Thursday night before
traveling to Frostproof and losing
by two points in a letdown at the
end of a busy week. The 'Cats got
back on track with a Monday
evening 58-44 shellacking of dis-
trict foe Palmetto.
Other games this' week were at
Lakeland on Tuesday evening and
,at Sarasota Booker tonight
,(Thirsday). With sprinkled prac-
gtices over the holiday break,
-Hardee will suit up for the three-
day Winter Haven tournament
-Dec. 28-30 which will feature some
of the top competition of, central
Florida.
, Last week began with a home
..game vs. Avon Park. The Red
;Devilsare a smaller and younger
but scrappy team. "We had a big
rebounding advantage. Overall,
they may have outplayed us, but we
.Were able to pull it out. It's a dis-
trict win and I'm happy with it. The
1-of-26 free throws certainly
helped us, especially in the fourth
quarter," said Wildcat head coach
Vance Dickey.
The Wildcats broke from the
anks early, taking a 26-18 advan-
tage after the first period. They also
outscored the Red Devils in the
second stanza by a half dozen
- points, leading 42-28 at halftime.
Avon Park mounted a furious
comebackk effort in the third period
nd outscored Hardee by a half
ozen points before Hardee fin-
shed big with 27 fourth-quarter
points to gain the 82-70 win.
As usual, Hardee was led by its
ig men. Mark St. Fort had 27
points and ARnold Louis added 16.
senior guard Weston Palmer added
7, Jermaine King nine, Olnel
Virgile five, Josh Jackson four and


Marwin Simmons two points. The
Red Devils counter with 19 from
guard Virgil Cooper.
On free throws, King (3-3) and
Louis (2-2) were perfect from the
charity stripe. Palmer went 5-of-6,
St. Fort 7-of-9 and Jackson 1-of-2.
Against Lake Region at home on
Thursday night, Hardee jumped out
to a 5-0 lead and stayed ahead of
the Thunder, which got within two
or three points. Each time Lake
Region scored,. a Hardee player
would answer with a deuce or trey.
Missed free throws by the Thunder
(6-of-16) and those made by
Hardee (14-of-23) again made a
difference.
"Basically, we finally put four
quarters together. We're getting in
better shape and executed better in
the second half against a quality 5A
school which had only lost to teams
such as Lake Wales. They came
back on us like any good team will
and we were able to weather the
storm and played well down the
stretch. Jermaine King has done a
good job on the boards, along with
Arnold and Mark, they are adjust-
ing well to what the opponent
does," commented Dickey.
Lake Region got 20 of its points
from junior Marcus Capers, with
junior Wildcat St. Fort countering
with, a 20-point evening. No other
Thunder players was in double dig-
its. For Hardee, Louis had 13 and
Palmer 10 point. King added nine
points and Virgile two points.
Friday's trip to Frostproof was a
learning experience for the
Wildcats, which had beaten the
Bulldogs at home 61-41 on Nov.
27.
"We obviously went in taking
them for granted and they paid us
excellently," said Dickey of the 52-
50 loss. "We got within two with
three seconds left, but they took
care of the ball. I hoped we learned
from it not to take a team for grant-
ed. They got the win and we got the


PUBLIC NOTICE
You are hereby notified that on Thursday, December 7, 2006, upon public
hearing, the Board of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida,
adopted a resolution vacating and closing a portion of Laurel, in the Town of
Fort Green Sub., legally described as that portion of Laurel located between
Blocks 18 and 19 and between Blocks 22 and 23 and lying between the north righi
of way line of Stewart Street and the south right of way line of the 20 feet
alleyway running east and west located in Blocks 18 and 19, now known as Ollie
Roberts Road. The above described street being recorded in the original
subdivision plat of the Town of Fort Green, Florida as shown in Plat Book 1,
pages 2-14 of the Public Records of Hardee County, Florida.


loss. We can't take a quarter, a half,
and most certainly not a night off in
this game," continued Dickey.
Frostproof had a high of 14
points from senior Cedric Cox,
with junior Rondell Walsh adding a
dozen. The team sank 10-of-15 free
throws. The Bulldogs led 14-10
after the first session and 32-26 at
halftime. They had a solid third
quarter to raise that lead to 45-38.
Hardee staged a comeback in the
Sfourth-quarter'whichi-fell just short
of its goal.
For Hardee, St. Fort had 19
points, King 11, Louis 8, Palmer 7,
Jackson three and Tyrone Pace two
points.
Hardee bounded back on
Monday evening. Palmetto got the
first deuce of the game, but Virgile
answered with a shot on a Palmer
dish. Palmer passed to St. Fort for
another two points and St. Fort
rebounded a Louis shot. Hardee led
6-2. From that point, Hardee kept
in front, opening up a 26-12 lead by
halftime.
Junior Brian Smith started the
Tigers with a trey to start the sec-
ond half. Hardee didn't wilt and
kept a five- to 10-point advantage
throughout the rest of the game.
Palmetto senior star Joe Hills
fouled out and high-scoring
Rodney Mitchell was ejected in a
torrid pace. As the Tiger fouls
mounted, Hardee's advantage grew.
Hardee ended the game with
reserves Pace, Alex Flores, Pete
Solis, Marwin Simmons and Kierre
Cook on the floor as Hardee
claimed the 58-44 win.
Mitchell had 20 for Palmetto
before fouling out. No other player
had more than five points.
For the Wildcats, St. Fort's 16
points included 6-of-8 at the free
throw line. Louis had 11, Palmer
eight, Jackson and Virgile each six,
King and Pace each four, Solis two
and Flores one point.

Once you choose hope, any-
thing's possible.
-Christopher Reeve

When a man-feels throbbing
within him the. power to do
what he undertakes as well as
it can possibly be done, this is
happiness, this is success;
-Orison Swett Marden


ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut.
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Macaroni & Cheese -or
Pepperoni Pizza (Salad Tray, Green
Beans, Pineapple Chunks, Corn-
bread, Juice Bar) and Milk ;

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Toast,
Scrambled Eggs, Pineapple
Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie or
Stacked Ham Sandwich (Salad Tray,
French Fries, Peaches, Juice) and
Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Pizza Pocket or Spaghetti
(Salad Tray, Corn, Juice, Roll,
Pineapple Chunks) and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffle, Sau-
sage Patty, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Ham & Cheese Sandwich
or Deli Turkey Sandwich (Salad Tray,
Juice, Fresh Fruit, Ranger Cookies)
and Milk
FRIDAY
'Holiday


Salad, Whole Kernel Corn, Roll,
Pears, Juice) and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles, Sau-
sage Pattie, Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Toasted Ham & Cheese
Sandwich or Cheese Pizza (Tossed
Salad, Juice, Mixed Vegetables,
Ranger Cookies) and Milk
FRIDAY
Holiday

SENIOR HIGH
;ni : n WMONDAY I, ,' !-'
, Breakfast: Cereal, .-Doughnut.
Juice, Milk
Lunch:-Ham, Macaroni & Cheese
(Tossed Salad, Black-Eyed Peas,
Steamed Cabbage, Peas and
Carrots, Juice Bar, Pineapple
Chunks, Cornbread) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled


Eggs, Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pot Pie (Tossed
Salad, Broccoli Normandy, Peas &
Carrots, Roll, Cucumber & Tomato
Salad, Peaches, Juice) and Milk,

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Spaghetti (Tossed Salad,
Green Beans, Veggie Cup, Corn,
Pears, Juice, Ranger Cookies,
Waldorf Salad, Roll) and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Waffles, Sau-
;:sage; Peaches, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
(Tossed Salad, Potato Rouns,' Corn,
Cucumber & Tomato Salad, Juice,
Pineapple Chunks) and Milk
FRIDAY
Holiday

Force without mind falls by its
own weight.
-Horace


JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Ham, Macaroni & Cheese
or Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Green Beans, Cornbread, Pineapple
Chunks, Juice Bar) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs, Cheese Toast, Pineapple
Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Chicken
Pot Pie or Stacked Ham Sandwich
(Lettuce & Tomato, Biscuits, Turnip
Greens, Peaches, Juice, Salad Bar)
and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Pancakes,
Baked Ham, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Hot Pocket, Pepperoni or
Spaghetti or Corndog (Tossed


Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners


12:14c


PUBLIC NOTICE
iu- are hereby notified that on Thursday, December 7, 2006, upon public
hearing, the Board of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida
adopted a resolution vacating and closing a portion of Laurel and Magnolia, ir
the Town of Fort Green Sub., legally described as that portion of Laurel located
between Blocks 31 and 30 and.lying between the south right of way line ol
Stewart Street as indicated on original plat described below and the north righ
of way line of Messick Street and that portion of Magnolia located between
Blocks 30 and 29 and lying between the south right of way line of Stewart Stree
as indicated on original plat described below and the north right of way line ol
Messick Street. The above described streets being recorded in the original
subdivision plat of the Town of Fort Green, Florida as shown in Plat Book 1
pages 2-14 of the Public Records of Hardee County, Florida.


Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners


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DOROTHY MAE "DOTTIE"
WINGATE
Dorothy Mae "Dottie" Wingate,
82, of St. Petersburg died Tuesday,
December 5, 2006 at home.
Born in Zolfo Springs, she
moved to St. Petersburg in 1955'
from Wauchula. She was a home-
maker and of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include one son, Dale
Wingate of St. Petersburg; one sis-
ter, Keeta Eddy of Wauchula; two
grandchildren; and five great-
grandchildren.
Visitation and services were held
on Saturday at Anderson-McQueen
Funeral Homes-NE, St. Petersburg.
Interment was held in Hart
Cemetery in Wauchula on Dec. 11,
2006.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to Hospice of the FL
Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd,
Clearwater, FL 33760.
Anderson-McQueen Funeral &
Cremation Centers
St. Petersburg, FL


ALICE GINWRIGHT
Alice Ginwright, 84, of Bowling,
Green, died December 8, 2006 at.'
her home.
She was born March 5, 1922 in
Hazelhurst, Ga., and had been a
Bowling Green resident since'
1963. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son,
Daniel Wood and wife Charlene of
Lyons, Ga.; six daughters, Annette
Smith of Bowling Green, Jeanette
Merritt of Auburndale, Martha
Willis of Uvelda, Ga., Linda
Albritton and husband Kelly of
Bowling Green, Barbara Wilson
of Reidsville, Ga., and Gerrell
Patsourikis of Wauchula; one
brother, Henry Lynn of Pembooke.
'Ga.; 25 grandchildren. 61 great-
grandchildren and one great-great-
grandchild.
Services were held at II a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Robarts
Garden Chapel with the Reverend
James Miller officiating. Visitation
was one hour prior to service.
Burial was in Fort Green Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


ALICE
GINWRIGHT
Alice Ginwright, 84, of
Bowling Green, died December
8, 2006 at her home.
She was born March 5, 1922 in
Hazelhurst, Ga., and had been a
Bowling Green resident since
1963. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include one son,
Daniel Wood and wife Charlene
of Lyons, Ga.; six daughters,
Annette Smith of Bowling
Green, Jeanette Merritt of Au-
burndale, Martha Willis of
Uvelda, Ga., Linda Albritton and
husband Kelly of Bowling
Green, Barbara Wilson of Reids-
ville, Ga., and Gerrell Patsourikis
of Wauchula; one brother, Henry
Lynn of Pembooke, Ga.; 25
grandchildren, 61 great-grand-
children and one great-great-
grandchild.
Services were held at 11 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 12 at Robarts
Garden Chapel with the
Reverend James Miller officiat-
ing. Visitation was one hour prior
to service. Burial was in Fort
Green Cemetery.



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ABIGAIL JANE ELISONDO
Abigail Jane Elisondo, born to
Monica Elisondo of Wauchula,
died Tuesday, December 12, 2006
at DeSoto Memorial Hospital.
She was proceeded in death by
her great-grandmother, Janie H.
Elisondo and an aunt, Mary Ureste.
She is also survived by her broth-
er and sister, Damian and Haylee
Elisondo; grandparents Ruben and
Elida Elisondo of Zolfo Springs;
great-grandparents, Pedro and
Delfina Galvan of Wauchula; aunts
and uncles, Amanda and Matthew
Revell of Fort Meade, Chris and
Hopic Garza of Avon Park, and
Ruben, Cindy and Rudy Elisondo
of Wauchula; and several cousins.
Graveside services will be Friday
at 10 a.m. at Wauchula Cemetery.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

DORIS FAYE SMOTHERS-
Doris Faye Smothers, 66, of Fort
Meade, died Sunday. December 10,
2006, at Lakeland, Regional.
Medical Center, .
She was born in Bartow on Oct.
22, 1940 and x\orked in the lunch
room at Lewis Elementary in Fort .
Meade for 15 years. She was a
member of Lake Buffum Baptist
Church.
She was preceded in death by her
husband Tommy James Smothers
Sr.
She is sur i\ed by two sons,
Barry Smothers of Fort Meade and
Tommy James Smothers Jr. of
Orlando; one daughter, Angie
Friedel of Orlando; one sister Doris
Louise Smith and husband Lindsey
Smith of Fort Meade; one brother,
Ronnie Blood'\orth of Palatka;
three grandchildren: 13 nieces and
nephews; and one great-nephew.
The family rece ied friends from
6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 13,
2006 at McLean Funeral Home.
306 E. Broad\'as. Fort Meade.
Funeral services \ ill be at McLean
Funeral Home at 10 a.m. today
(Thursday) with the Rev. Sam Haag
officiating. Interment is at Pleasant
Grove Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


PRAYERS NEEDED
We need prayers for Jean
Alexander and family.with the loss
of Carl Alexander this week, and
pray that they have a save trip
home.We also need prayer for
Cloyce Swisher for fast recovery
from surgery last week. Please pray
for Wilma and Norman Beveridge
as they have been sick since getting
here. Keep prayers with Norma and
George McNary, as they had a
small accident after Thanksgiving
when coming home from a family
get-together, and thank God that
they are OK. Please keep Tye
Moore and Alice in your prayers.
Ed Young's son, daughter and fam-
ily need our prayers with the loss of
their father. Ed Young will really be
missed.

COFFEE KLATCH
New people in the park this week
are Don and Lila Dobberstein, Iris
and Francis Smith, Mary Whitman,
Sam Armstrong, and Eddie and
Deane Hammond. We want to well
come them back.
Birthdays this week are Carvl'
Lauver, Bob Bell and Ruth
Brunger. Anniversaries are Joe and
Pat Nells, John and Glad\s
Chamber and Bob and Muriel Bell.
and we pray that they have many
more.
SThe 50/50 dra\\ ing was %\on by
Clarence Barbor and the gift cer-
tificates were won by John
Veldhuizer, Clarence: Barbor,
Clo\ce Swisher, Ed Young's son
and daughter, Anita and Len
Le'ger, Larry Callis, Eugene
Wagner, Sandy Waller. Martha
Able, Art Brown, Mary Whiteman,
Joyce Bates, Grace Moore. Iris
Smith, Joyce Kaleita. Wayne
Bonner, Joyce Pearson, Eddie
Hammond. Mick Graci, Carlyn
Lauver, Barbara Gersema. Ken
Reichel and myself.

PROCESS EUCHRE
We had a lot of fun playing
euchre and we had eight tables. The


College isn't the place to go for
ideas.


Weightlifting Trio First


Obituaries


Wagon Wheel RV News
By Virginia Merriman


high man was Sam Armstrong with
75, runner-up man was Bill King
with 66, and low man was Clyde
Anderson. The high woman was
Arlene Anderson with 66, runner-
up woman was Mary Whitman
with 63, and the low woman was
me. Joyce Bates and Ken Hewitt
had the most loners with three each,
and the luck under the chair went to
Arlene Anderson.
BID EUCHRE
Tuesday winners were high man
Earl Bodary with 181 and low man
Herb Tressier with 146. I was the
high woman with 149 and the low
woman was Fern Tressier. Herb
Tressier had two moon shots.
Thursday winners were high man
Earl Bodary with 181 and low man
was Sam Armstrong with 100. High
\woman was Barbara Gersema with
211 and low woman was Joyce
'Pearsall with 84.We had two moon,
shots, Shirley Swisher and Fern
Tressier. with one each.
SHUFFLEBOARD
We shuffled with Crystal Lake
today and the women won five and
lost 11 games, but we had a good
time and they served us a real good
lunch with plenty to eat. The men
didn't do so well; the men won six
and lost 12 games'.


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Also, at 6:00pm
Children's Christmas Program


Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


n~jii~E


THAT'S MY BOY
Sure enough, there stood Durant High School, just off Turkey Creek
Road. The cars and campers packing the grassy fields vibrated with excite-
ment, in\ king echoes of Pioneer Park Days in Zolfo Springs. Grills were
going and no matter where you went, even inside the gym, you could not
escape the tantalizing scents of smoking charcoal, sizzling hamburgers, hot
dogs and onions.
The gym floor was jam packed. So were the bleachers. I stood still just
inside the door for several moments looking for Kyle. A wrestler chasing a
girl bumped me.
"Hey, I'm sorry, man!" he said
"No problem, dude!"
Wrestling is a tough, intense sport and the hormone-driven, testos-
terone-powered teenagers who participate often find it hard to slow down
after having been wound so tightly for their matches.
A few minutes later a wrestler got furious because he lost. He snatched
off his head gear, slammed it down at the ref's feet, cursed the % inner and
ran. His coach ran after him and, again I got bumped, but again I stayed ver-
tical. I listened to part of the dressing down the coach was giving the spoil-
sport, but thinking maybe I should find a safer place, I moved on.
I found Kyle on the other end of the gym, way up high on the top
bleacher over against the \wall. surrounded by friends. A girl sitting close to
him and laughing had a brace on her leg I wondered if people still got
polio and a face.so beautiful it broke your heart to look at her.
I called him and he looked up from a cell phone he was tinkering with.
"Dad!" he said. "You made it!" He handed the phone to the beautiful
girl with the brace on her leg and got up and came to me. I wanted a hug,
but he stuck out his hand to shake. I shook knowing I'd get a hug later, out
of sight of his pals.
"This is my dad," Kyle said to his friends.
"Hey," I said.
Kyle had been among the first to wrestle that morning, lost, and was
out of the tournament. As he is a freshman and he lost to a senior, he was
not at all upset. His team was still in the lead; he was happy about that.
After lunch, I introduced myself to Kyle's coach, Andy Gugliemini, or
as he prefers to be called, Coach Gug. We exchanged phone numbers and
e-mail addresses. He told me he likes his wrestlers to stay, even if they are
.out of the competition, until the finals are over.
"What time do the finals start," I asked. He said 6:30. It was 1:30. I
told him how limited our time together was and I had work I wanted Kyle
to help me with at home.
"Listen," he said, "I understand your situation. Go ahead and take your
boy and get out of here. In the future we can communicate and work some-
thing out in advance."
So we began our journey home on country roads past strawberries
fields, tomatoes fields and then on through Bartow, Fort Meade, Bowling
Green, Wauchula and then home sweet home, Zolfo Springs.
Kyle's first job was to bathe Sally. I went inside for the doggie sham-
poo and towels. When I came back outside Sally was jumping all over him
and licking his face. Kyle took the shampoo and stripped off his shirt.
"Have you been lifting weights?" I asked.
"No, sir," he said.
With seven percent body fat and intense muscle definition his upper
body ripped, chiseled, cut. Kyle views himself with sort of a comical, pseu-
do arrogance, and he possesses a heavy sprinkle of humility that is very
real.
As he leaned over to take Sally's collar off I watched his back muscles
ripple.
"By gosh, I'm jealous, son," I said.
He looked at me with a wry grin. "You should be."
I laughed and so did Kyle. A group of ladies walking down the street
in front of my house looked at us and giggled.
"That's my boy!" I said.
ChipBallard welcomes comments at chipkyle746@earthlink.net.

The Bahamas were named for their shallow waters by Spanish
explorer Juan Ponce de Leon. He called them baja mar, Spanish for
"shallow water":


Oak Grove Baptist Church
; .50 W. aiSt Wauchula


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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 rely upon
our reputation and my personal commitment to back it up.

Dennis R. Robarts
President


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1912-1963


Dennis Russell Rc
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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Three Hardee girls took first
place in a meet last week.
The trio is part of the girls
weightlifting team at Hardee High,
which in its third year has brought
well over a dozen girls out for the
sport.
The girls began their season at
Avon Park last Tuesday and fol-
lowed that with a trip to LaBelle on
Thursday.
This week, Hardee has its only
home meets. The girls hosted
LaBelle, Lake Placid and Sebring
on Tuesday and greet Sarasota
Booker and DeSoto today (Thurs-
day) in a 4 p.m. meet.
They take a break until after the
holidays when a trip to Lake Placid
is set for Jan. 10.
Results from: the meet last
Tuesday at Avon Park were incom-
plete at press time. Avon Park won
the meet 42-35, behind the record-
setting lifts of Red Devil senior
Anachelle Mejias, who broke her
o\\ n state record with a 205-pound
lift in the bench press and 165 in
the clean-and-jerk.
Hardee had three girls win their
divisions. In the 101-class, junior
Samantha Hagans won \ ith a total


of 110 pounds in the two events. In
the 154-division, senior Danielle
Hines combined the bench and
clean-and-jerk for a 220-pound
total. In the unlimited division,
freshman Charity Webb finished
first with a 165-pound total.
On Thursday, the girls went' to"
LaBelle to battle Sebring, Lake
Placid and Avon Park as well as the'
host- Cowboys. LaBelle won, fol-
lowed by Sebring, Avon Park,
Hardee and Lake Placid;
Against stiff competition, none
of the Hardee lifters placed first,
but all made good showings. Junior
Sarah Ezelle and Hines both iBad
second-place finishes. Webb and
freshman Amber Pilkinigton both
placed third in their divisions.
Fourth-place finishes went to
soph Marvysha Morris, junior
Bridgette Singletary and Hagans.
Soph Rebecca Quinories added
fifth-place points.
Other Hardee lifters are juniors
Nicole Bromley, Katie Bryan and
Adilene Macedo, sophs Rian
Arnold, Katie Jernigan, Britiany
Wiggins and Casey Johnson, and
freshmen Heather Kouns, Shanique
Outley, Ariel Singletary and Alicia
Revell.


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WEATHER SUMMARY
Dry conditions kept vegetable harvesting on scheduleduring the week of
December 4 -10. Most localities reported no rain for the week. For areas
receiving rain, most reported a tenth inch or less. The southeastern
Peninsula around West Palm Beach was the exception with almost a half
inch or rain falling. Temperatures ranged from five to eleven degrees below
normal for some Panhandle and northern areas around Pensacola,
Tallahassee and Jacksonville. Elsewhere, temperatures in the major cities
hovered from two degrees below to two degrees above normal. Daytime
highs were in the 50s, 60s, 70s, and 80s while nighttime lows were in the
30s, 40s, 50s, and 60s. Several Panhandle and northern Peninsula localities
reported at least one low in the 20s.

FIELD CROPS
Cotton picking is almost finished in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.
Also, peanut digging and combining are nearly finished in Santa Rosa
County. In Escambia County, both cotton and peanut yields were reported-
ly very poor. Both Santa Rosa and Escambia counties reported poor peanut
quality. In Jefferson County, the cold temperatures put most deciduous
nursery stock into dormancy. Soil moisture supplies were rated short:to ade-
quate in the Panhandle, very short in the Big Bend area, and very short to
short elsewhere.

Topsoil Subsoil
S This Last Last This Last Lat
Raweek week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 35 23 0 30 21 0
Short 35 56 11 35 54 19
Adequate 30 21 65 35 25 58
Surplus 0 0 24 0 0 23
VEGETABLES
Warmer temperatures around Immokalee, Homestead, Balm, and Ft.
Pierce helped the growth and development of vegetables with harvesting
for the holiday market in full swing. Cabbage cutting got underway with a
very light amount shipped. Other vegetables marketed included snap beans.
sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole. lettuce. okra, parsley.
peppers, radishes, squash, strawberries, and tomatoes.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Statewide, pasture is still in poor condition due o\er grazing. dry weath-
er in the summer and lack of regular rain since then. The pasture condition
in all areas is mostly poor to fair due to drought and frost. Some small
grains pasture is near ready to graze in the Panhandle and northern areas.
Cattle condition is fair to good. Statewide, cattle condition ranges from
poor to good with most in good condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 0 0 5 5
SPoor 2 5 37 25
Fair 48 65 56 65
Good 50 30 2 5
Excellent 0 0 0 0
CITRUS
No rainfall was recorded in any monitored citrus producing areas for the
week. It has been very dry, but timely showers in November, in conjunction
with irrigation, have helped maintain healthy trees and good quality fruit.
Daytime temperatures were slightly warmer than average, reaching the low
to mid-80s during the day and dropping down to the 40s and 50s at night.
Growers have concentrated harvesting efforts on some of the more produc-


tive groves, leaving the others to mature as the season progresses. Industry
is reporting good juice quality on fruit going to processing plants. The color
and quality of fresh tangerines and tangelos is also being reported as good.
Grapefruit quality continues to be excellent with the majority of colored
grapefruit being picked for the fresh market. and white grapefruit being
equally distributed to fresh and processed. Otha than grapefruit, primarily
Navel oranges and Sunburst tangerines are being picked for fresh. Grove
maintenance is winding down but still includes irrigation, irrigation repair,
and some applications of fertilizer. All processing plants that are planning
to open this year have opened, except for one that is planning on opening
in Janua y.-.


ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEKENDED
Crop I Nov26 Dec03 Dec 10
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 153. 246 326
Early and Mid oranges 877 3,349 4,286
Grapefruit 298 441 430
Sunburst tangerines 109 189 227
Tangelos 29 68 96


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Impact

By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The county is still poised to
begin impact fees in July.
At last week's meeting,, the
Hardee County Commission ap-
proved an ordinance setting the
time frame for impact fees but not
setting their amounts.
Under Ordinance 07-07, residen-
tial impact fees (whether single- oi
multi-family or mobile home)
would become effective July 1,
2007. Those for industrial and
warehouse (business) would begin
Oct. 1,2007.
Fees would be based on the
potential costs to provide services
to a particular home or business.
Any money collected would be put
in separate accounts and held for
the purpose for which it was
intended, whether it be road
improvements, recreation or parks,
fire/emergency services, law en-
forcement, solid waste, corrections,
the library, or other services.
All of the surrounding counties


Fees Still

have already imposed such impact
fees on new development and have
not seen a slowing of construction.
Proposed fees for Hardee County,
suggested by a Central Florida
Regional Planning Council study,.
could be as low as $3,000 or as
high as. $5,000 for a single-family
home. Tentatively, commissioners
had discussed imposing fees at 75.
percent of the suggested amounts,
In last week's discussion, com-
missioners balked a bit. Commis-
sioner Gordon Norris said, "I was,
among the first to ask to look at
impact fees four years ago, but I
think these amounts are too high."
Commissioners also felt they
could not discriminate in setting
different amounts on household:
size or between mobile homes and
houses. "They both require the
same services," said Commission
Chairman Bobby Ray Smith. "We
can't be arbitrary; we have to use
the same criteria for everyone," a-
greed Commissioner Minor Bryant.
"There's really only two' ways to.


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pay for these services people want.
They'll either come from ad val-
Sorem (property) taxes or impact
fees. Homeowners have said they
don't want higher taxes to pay for
new construction needs," .com-
mented Smith.
Commissioner Nick Timmermar
was .concerned;, that setting high
impact fees would discourage
development. "Let's not run them
away," he said;.
Commissioner Dale, Johnson
said-'"There's never been a study
that showed that impact fees
decrease growth.
After more discussion, the com-
mission approvedthe ordinance on
a 4-1 vote, with Norris opposing it.
All commissioners, emphasized
that the amount of fees had not yet
been approved and were still tenta-
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pages of The Florida' Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
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75 YEARS AGO
Coin Race Getting Hot: Thik
week A.L. Turner took the lead in':
the Advocate's old-coin rakce. Mr.
Turner brought in"'a United States
penny bearing the date of. 1802,
which makes it just 129 years old.
This is the oldest U.S. money yet
brought to our attention.
If any reader of the Advocate has
a coin of this country older than
1802, we will appreciate his bring-
ing in or sending it in.
Funeral For E.P. Rust Was Held
Wednesday: Death last Monday
night claimed Mr. E.P. Rust, a well-
known and highly respected Wau-
chula resident for 28 years. Mr.
Rust died at his home, East Main
Street and Rust Avenue. His wife
preceded him last July.
The funeral services were held
Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. at
the Presbyterian church here, ser-
vices being conducted by the Rev.
Ryan Wood. There were numerous
beautiful and expensive floral offer-
ings, sent by-loving friends in all
parts of the state.
Legion Turkey Shoot Is On Next
Weekend: The American Legion's
annual turkey shoot will be held
here next Friday and Saturday, Dec.
18 and 19, .at the baseball park.
Fifty turkeys are available for the
bets shots of this and adjoining
counties.
'Indications are that a large num-
b~r of sportsmen will take advan-
tage of this opportunity to secure a
turkey for Christmas. Reduced
prices have been announced for the
shoot this year, according-to Jerald
Farr, who has it in charge.
50 YEARS AGO
5 fn A Row For The Cats: Hardee
High's surprising Wildcats have
swept:to five consecutive early sea-
son victories without a defeat. Their
latest triumph came Tuesday night
at Bartow in an upset 56 to 51 vic-
tory over a strong Yellowjacket
team.
STonight the Cats play a return
game with' Venice aT Venice.,
Tomorrow night the Cats p!ay host
to Palmetto in the local gym, and
Tuesday, night Coach Dunning
Terrell takes his charges to Plant


City for a conference go with the
Planters.
Evers To Head Masonic Lodge:
The Wauchula Lodge No. 17
F&AM at a regular communication
,elected the following officers for.
',the eajr of 1957. Joel Eters. \'or-,
shipful master: M.E. Hope, senior
:warden; Tom Sasser, junior w arden:
Carl F Hanna, treasurer: Walter W.
Moore, secretary.
Polio Foundation Willed
$3,936.32: A Wauchula woman
who died several months ago left a
bequest of $3,936.32 to the
National Foundation for Infantile
Paralysis and the money has been
turned over to the national head-
quarters.
Mrs. Bertella A. Atkins, of
Wauchula, was the donor. The
national, headquarters has an-
nounced it has credited the amount
of the bequest against the advances
its Hardee County Chapter has pre-
viously received.
25 YEARS AGO
HHS Band Concert Set Tonight:
Thursday (tonight) .the Hardee
Senior High and Junior High
School bands will be heard in con-
cert at the new high school auditori-
um. The program will be presented
at 8. Also featured in the concert
will be the Junior and Senior High
Jazz Band.
The Hardee Senior high Band
will present "Concord March" by
Erickson, "Christmas Suite" by
Walters, "Balladair" by Erickson
and "Christmas Round the World".
by Playhar.
DCT Students Of The Week:
DCT Student of the Week is Ezette
Butler. She is the daughter of Don
and Jo Butler of Zolfo Springs. She
is employed by Polk Auto Parts and
is a first-year DCT student who will
graduate in June.
The other DCT Student of the
Week is Roy Shaw. He is the grand-
son of Mrs. Kathrine Shaw of
Bowling Green. He is employed by
Green's Fuel. A senior, this is his
first year in DCT.
Stephanie Diane Farrer Is 3:
Little Miss Stephanie Diane Farrer
celebrated her third birthday last
Saturday with a party at her home.
Friends and family helped her cele-
brate with cake, ice cream, punch
and presents.
Stephanie is the daughter of Mr.


and .Mrs. Danny Lee Farrer.
Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs.
William R. Farrer of Wauchula and
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. McDonald of
Winter Halen.,
10 YEARS AGO
This Student Has Merit!: The
Hardee Count'y School Board
recently recognized Hardee Senior
High School student Douglas Storts
as a "Commended Student" in the
1997 National Merit Scholarship
Program.
About 35,000 students nation-
wide earned the honor for their
'exceptional academic promise."
Storts, who is number 20 in his
class, ranked in the top five percent
over the one million-plu- 'young-
sters throughout the United States
;who took part in the National Merit
Scholarship program exam.
Couple To Celebrate 50 Years Of
Marriage: The children of Roy and
Grace Roberts will honor them with
a 50th wedding g anniversary recep-
tion this Saturday in the fellowship
hall of Zolfo Springs Baptist
Church. Friends and relatives are
invited to call between the hours of
2 and 4 p.m.
The couple were married on Dec.
22, 1946, at New Zion Baptist
Church. They have resided in the
Ona- New Zion community for the
past 50 years. They are parents of
three children, Robert and Brenda
Roberts, Mike and Ellen Roberts
and Joan and Stanley Schontag.
Hardee Handles Lakeland 83-75:
It took three tournament games, but
Hardee Wildcats came together
Saturday for an 83-75 win over
Lakeland High School. The Wild-
cats lost a 63-62 thriller on
Thursday in the opening game of
the Jim Taveniere Tip-Off Tourna-
ment in Sebring.
Hardee came back on Friday to
face Port St. Lucie in a losing effort.
It was in the consolation game on -
Saturday that the 'Cats began to
jell, melding the football players
with those starting the season for a
total team win over Lakeland.


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Soccer Boys Applauded


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
A senior soccer official wrote a
letter of commendation for the
Hardee boys soccer squad.
That was the highlight of a three-
victory week for the Wildcats, who
pocketed a trio of district victories,
over Braden River, Sarasota
Booker and Sebring, last week.
This week, the Wildcats have
only a pair of home games. They
hosted Avon Park on Tuesday and


Bradenton Bayshone on Wednes-
day. The game tomorrow at Lake
Region has been cancelled.
Next week's only match is at Fort
Meade on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
Then, it's off until the Jan. 9 trip to
Booker in a 6 p.m. matchup.
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halftime.
Each team scored once in the
second half. Pablo Anselmo put one
in the 10 minutes into. the second
half and a Booker player got one by
Wildcat goalie Franscisco "Paco"
Lozano, one of few which get past
him.
The week's final game was on
Thursday. Coming on the heels of
the girls first victory of the season,
they boys game was a bit of anticli-


Braden River. I was the senior offi-
cial at the match. As you are aware,
this was a rather contentious match.
Your boys, however, conducted
themselves in a sportsmanlike man-
ner," opens the memo.
"There were several instances
where it would not have been out of
character for a teenager to retaliate.
Your players, however, walked
away from a possible confrontation
and allowed the officials to handle
the situation. This was clearly a
reflection of the values your coach-
ing staff has taught your players.
"Speaking of the coaches, I was
the official on the coaching side of
the field. I was impressed with the
positive reinforcement your staff
gave to the players. Many coaches
yell negative comments to the play-
ers but the Hardee coaches were
what you would hope for. that is
teachers.and molders of our youth.
Nice job, Hardee!"
The letter of support for coaches
Ron Kline and Gilbert Vasquez
came following a 6-0 victory over
Braden River last Monday night in
a game which saw an assistant
Pirate coach receive two yellow
cards and a red card, penalties
which will cost both him and the
school in fines and suspensions.
Kline was appreciative of the
comments on the deportment of his
squad. "We were able to get a shot
from 40 yards out by Alberto
"Chico" Rodriguez in the first
seven minutes. Luis Reyes got
another with a little over eight min-
utes left in the half and Chico put
another one in 40 seconds before
halftime. We led 3-0 at halftime "
Hardee put another three goals in
the hole in the second half.
Rodriguez got one eight minutes in.
Jose Alonzo added another and
Rodriguez got the final goal with
about five minutes left in the game.
t Interestingly. it 11 as Jose
Castaneda, not Jose Alonzo who
scored against Mulberry last \week).
With scoring going their way. the
coaches were able to get some
\ valuable experience for some of the
underclassmen. Freshman Ivan
Narvaez nearly scored but his shot
went off the cross bar. Jorge Juarez.
Eliasio Diaz. Isaac Vasquez and
Gilbert Gutierrez, a junior new to
the game, all got significant amount
of time in the game.
Last Tuesday, against the taller
and more physical Booker team,
Hardee won 3-1.
"They are skilled and pass the
ball well," said the third-.ear
Hardee coach We just did a little
bit better. We have the most speed
of perhaps any team in the district
and it helps us."
Hardee's score came when
Rodriguez pass to Reyes inside lust
five minutes into the game.
Rodriguez got his own tally three
minutes later. Hardee led 2-0 at


max, with the windy conditions one
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Sebring scored just three minutes
into the .game and Rodriguez
answered with a shot 8:40 before
halftime. :Rodriguez also scored
one minute into the second half, the
deciding score.
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the first half we were kicking into
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nice shot blocked. We outshot then
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Hardee is now. 7-1 in district
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10A The Herald-Advocate, December 14, 2006


Hardee Hoop Girls Trying Hard YNGAUTH


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Lady Wildcats put up a bat-
tle in both games last week but
ended up on the short side of the
ledger. .
The girls kept even for three
quarters in Tuesday's game at Avon
Park but ran out of steam when the
Lady Devils picked it up a notch in
a torrid fourth quarter in the 49-22
win. On Friday night, Hardee kept
within sight of Frostproof but the
Lady Bulldogs held on for the 39-
32 win..
This week Hardee hoped to get
back, on, the winning track, playing
at Palmetto on Tuesday evening,
and hosting Lake Placid today
(Thursday) and Sarasota Booker
tomorrow before taking off for the
holiday break.
Play resumes Jan 4 with a trip to
Braden "River and a visit from
Sebring on Jan. 9.
Recuperating Hardee head coach
Don Gray was on the sidelines dur-
ing the Tuesday game at Avon
-Park. Hardee started great guns,
leading 10-4 after the first period..
The Lady Devils held Hardee to
just two points in the second quar-
ter while getting eight of their own
to tie the game 12-12 at halftime.
The all-over-the-court defense of
,the Lady Devils paid off in the sec-
ond half. They only picked up four
points over Hardee in the third
quarter, but poured in 27 points in


the final eight minutes.
"We were right with them until
the final six minutes. It was any-
one's game up to then," comment-
ed assistant coach Ken Leupold,
who has been directing the team
during Gray's absence for heart
surgery.
Hardee hosted Frostproof on
Friday evening. The Lady Bulldogs
led by two points, 6-4, at the end of
the first period, but inched that up
to 19-12 by halftime. They upped
that to 11 points by the end of the
third quarter. Hardee narrowed the
difference to four points, but
Frostproof clung to its lead and
won the game 39-32.
Senior Christina Jena was high
scorer for the Lady Wildcats with
11 points. Junior Gloria Solis
chipped in with eight, soph Sabrina
Holmes added five. Senior D.K.
Davis and junior Andrea Parkinson
each had three and senior Jamie
Buckley added a deutice.
Solis pulled down 14 rebounds,
with Parkinson right behind with,
13, reported Leupold. Holmes
added nine rebounds and a half
dozen steals, while Jena had seven.,
steals.
The Lady 'Cat junior %arsitm con-
tinued to improve. battling Avon
Park on Tuesday night before los-
ing 35-27. Foul calling appeared a
%bit lopsided, with Hardee tapped
for 17 fouls and Avon Park for just
nine. Hardee made one of four at


the charity stripe and the junior
Lady Devils landed only 11 of 27.
Jamie Hawthorne had 12 points
and Johonequa Perry 10 for Avon
Park. For Hardee, Naomi Alyarado
was high with eight, Carleeni"C.J."
Brown added six, Megan :White
and Brandy Crockett each had four.
Courtney Packard added three and
AShley Smith two points. Barbie
Hinojosa, Andrica Rivers, Lindy
Rossman and Jennifer Redleh were
unable to score:
On Friday night, however, the
junior Lady 'Cats evened their sea-
son record to 4-4 with a.48-35 %. in
over Frostproof. Hardee led 11-6
after the first period and saw that
dwindle to 26-20 at halftime and
26-24 at the three-quarter mark. A
22-point effort in the final eight
minutes won the game for Hardee.
"They scored more than 10
points each quarter for consistent
play. They ran the ball well on the
fast break and. played good
defense," commented coach Karen
Polly.
Alvarado was the game's high
scorer %\ith 19 points. Crockett
chipped in with 14, while Hinojosa
added nine, Packard and Redden
each two points and Smith and
Rossman one apiece


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Students in Yesenia Brown's first-grade class at Wauchula Elementary School learned about the
publishing process by publishing their own book, titled "We Are Thankful for..." The class is pic-
tured presenting a copy of the book to the school library. Students include (front row, from left)
Lindsey Barwick, Alexx Brant, Diana Deloera, Lexi Harris, and Lilianna Ponce; (second row) Reyna;
Bautista, Miriam Garcia. Ayana Daniels, Tori Palma and Melissa Santellan; (third row) Rene
Medina, Jax Ullrich, Rico Arana, Christian Arreola, Guillermo Velasco, Jeremiah Mancilas and
Tanner Carlton. Standing behind the students, Brown (left) is pictured presenting the book to:
librarian Linda Stannage.


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By Rich Shepard
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'TIS THE SEASON
Well, friends and neighbors, with. the holiday season in full s% ing. it's
time to put out the Christmas tree and decoration safety tips issue. This time
of year, with the hustle and bustle of shopping, parties and family visits, it's
easy to overlook some basic safety precautions.
Let's look first at some history and statistics, then we'll discuss some
things you can do to keep you and yours from being a statistic.

Holiday Tragedies
The U.S. Fire Administration keeps detailed statistics on holiday-relat-
ed fires; not just the Christmas season but for all major holidays. It's al'% ays
unfortunate when a family is touched by the loss of life or property, but to
have it happen around this time of year makes it seem much more tragic.
The holiday season is i)picallx regarded as extending from late
November to early January and includes Hanukkah,- Christmas. Kwanzaa
arid, New Year's Day.
Using the latest three Nears of data. the )early estimated fire I9s f6br
-Dec. 24-26 is estimated at over S80 million. Each Near. these losses result
from an estimated 11.600 fires that required a fire department response.
These fires cause an annual average of 250 injuries and 40 fatalities.

Here are some facts from the U.S. Fire Administration:
From Dec. 24th through 26th, fire deaths, injuries and dollar loss
increase an average of 50 percent, 61 percent and 43 percent, respectively
As Christmas trees, .which are in one-third of all households, dry
out, the risk of fires increases
Nearly one-third of American households had a live or cut Christmas
tree inside the home

So What Can You Do?
Believe it or not, there are many things you can do to protect your
home and family during the holiday season. Here are just a few ideas:'
Consider an artificial tree (they are much safer and cleaner).
.* Leave the tree outside until ready to decorate.
Check the water level every day (a six-foot tree will use up to a gal-
lon of water every two days).
Use only UL-listed lights, not more than three strands linked togeth-
er.
Dispose of the tree properly.

Consider these safety tips when decorating in and around N our home:
Install a smoke detector or new batteries in the one(s) you have and
test it.'
Use only outdoor lights outside your home.
Examine light strings each year and discard worn ones.
Never use indoor extension cords outside.
Unplug light string before replacing a bulb.
Everyone loves the sight.of beautiful Christmas candles in a home. Of
course, anytime you have a candle, you are lighting a fire inside your home.
If you are using candles, follow these safety tips:' -
When using candles, place them a safe distance from combustibles.
Extinguish candles prior to going to bed.
Place candles in sturdy containers. Remember, hot wax burns.
Install at least one carbon monoxide detector in your home.
You can learn more about holiday decoration safety by visiting the
USFA Web site at http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/statistics/seasonal/. You can
also go to http://www.usfa.dhs.gov/safety/tips/holiday.shtm for more ideas.

It's Party Time
The holidays always bring out the "party go-er" in all of us. With that
in mind, let's talk about party safety, specifically getting home from the
party.
I'm only going to say this once, so pay attention: Do not drink and get
behind the wheel of a car. Don't let your friends do it and don't get into a
vehicle where the driver is impaired.
There, everybody got it? Please don't become a holiday traffic statis-
tic.

TIP OF THE MONTH
If you're traveling during the holidays, make sure to get your vehicle
. serviced including checking tire pressure before going "over the river and
through the woods." Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Remember,
,managing your emergencies begins with you.


PHOTOS Be JIAM 'ELL'
Oneita Revell paints on 40 by 8-foot mural on the north side of
Florida Fence Post Company building in Ona.


Cow and calf scene on Ona Mural.


CLASS SIZE
Continued From 1A


district average. This year is the
first for the tougher standard of a
school average. Later, the require-
ments, will become even stiffer, as
the state will measure compliance
classroom by classroom.
"We will be forced by the,
Constitution to add teachers and,.
perhaps, portable classrooms, and it
will, of course, put an additional
financial burden on the budget,"
Jones noted.
And for the 42 districts already
out of compliance, the tightening
requirements could spell failure.
"The DOE itself has been predict-
ing a train wreck of sorts unless
something is done," Jones said.
For now, Hardee can enjoy, a
passing grade.
But viewed one by one rather
than schoolwide, Jones points out
39 of the 139. elementary class-
rooms would not comply. "Twenty-
four are over by one or two stu-
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was not considered overcrowding,
but now that the requirement is 18,
if there are 20, it's overcrowded."
Jones said that the junior and
senior high schools, too, meet the


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Oneita Revell and Louise Weis, Hardee County artists, stand
next to eastern portion of mural. The mural depicts Hardee
County's cattle industry with trees and wildlife.


schoolwide standard, but would not
.pass' the classroom by classroom
test.
"Space is a problem," Jones con-
tinued. "It takes a long time to
build, even just a classroom wing.
Most districts will purchase porta-
bles."
The Class-Size Reduction
Amendment will literally ) cost bil-
lions" statewide in salaries and


buildings, Jones predicted.
On the local level, planning is
always in progress.
"All the staffing that we do no\T
is always with an eye toward class
size reduction," Jones said.
"We're pleased." he concluded
"We've done our work well, to thii
point. And. of course. we %will make
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,Hardee Seniors Play


All-Star Football

Py JOAN SEAMAN opportunity to be noticed by col-
pfThe Herald-Advocate lege scouts who will be on hand or
:-;The Hardee Wildcats may have to receive one of the scholarships
the largest group of seniors in awarded.
Saturday's All-Star game. Selected to represent Hardee
'The 'Cats join with players from High were linemen Reggie Griz-
Xvon Park, Sebring, Lake Placid, zard and Haceem Shweil, lineback-
Lake, Wales, Okeechobee, Bartow ers Ricky Wiggins and Will Krause,
Sand Haines City on the roster for'. defensive end Johnny Ray Harris,
the South-Central All-Star Football kicker Pablo Anselmo, receiver
Olassis on 4:30 Saturday. Jermaine King and quarterback
Sponsored by the Sebring Weston Palmer.
Firemen's Association, the game Palmer and Shweil declined
Will be played at Firemen's Field in because of other commitments and
Sebring, home of the Blue Streaks. will be replaced by defensive back
Avon Park's head coach Earnest Donald White and lineman
IPerkins will direct the Central Cameron Durham.
squad, with assistance from coach- The South squad will be coached
es from each team. For Hardee, that by Mike Messina of Lemon Bay,
Will be assistant coach David assisted by coaches from DeSoto,
Mahoney. Charlotte, Port Charlotte and other
.The game offers seniors a last southwest schools.


In Business
By Brett Jarnagin


SWEET LIFE Kash 'N Karry will soon be retiring from the gro-
cery scene across the state.
Taking its place is Sweet Bay, a "reinvented grocery store." The store
,-here officially changed over on Nov. 8
"We knew that Wal-Mart and Winn-Dixie would always have the low
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The construction team makes final preparations to hang the
new Sweet Bay sign on the storefront.
to do was to create a store that was all about the food," said store manager
Paul Laferriere.
Sweet Bay is a relatively new company from Tampa that first opened
in November of 2004 in Fort Myers. There are currently 109 stores in the
company, and the one in Wauchula %% ill official) be Store 66.
"We wanted to give the people Hardee County a wide variety of good
quality groceries, and that is what we intend to do," said Laferriere.
The store offers quite a variety of foods, with several exclusives such
as: Nature's Place organic foods, Angus Pride Beef, Ecce Panis European-
style bread, Hannaford Inspirations deli meat, On the Go Bistro frozen
foods:and Smithfield Pork.
'"Some other Sweet Bay exclusives are our varieties .of flavored
sausage, such as blueberry cinnamon, and our store-fried sour cream
doughnuts. We are the only supermarket in Florida that fries their own
doughnuts," he said.
The grand opening ceremony was held on Nov. 11 as the store offi-
cially got off the ground.

,- CUBAN DELIGHTS Motorists on Main Street might have noticed
the new sign for Mojitos Cuban Caf6 next to Heritage Park.
Fernando Gonzales, originally of South Florida, came to Wauchula
four years ago. Six months before Hurricane Charley he opened Canaan
Medical Supply. During the hurricane, it provided medical and relief sup-




















'Fernando Gonzales stands in front of the sign on his new down-
town restaurant.
plies and over 40 volunteers from Miami.
"Four years ago I was. driving from Lakeland down Highway 17 and
:found Wauchula. I fell in love with the city and knew that I wanted to live
.tiere. It was like the small towns that you see in movies," said Gonzales.
After having his first business destroyed by the hurricane, Gonzales
decided to shift his attention elsewhere and leased the building at 221 W.
Main St. Previously the building hosted The Coffee Club, which was also
destroyed by Charley.
"It had always been a dream of mine to run my own restaurant," he
said. It took Gonzales eight months to complete repairs and to get his
restaurantt up and running. "It was hard, but the city really helped us out,"
ihe added.
Mojitos offers a variety of Cuban dishes from the traditional pressed
:uban sandwich to flan dessert. House specialties include the Mojito sauce,
:which is used as a tangy marinade or dipping sauce, roast pork and chick-
en and rice.
The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through
:aturday. Soon, Gonzales said, it will be opening at 7 a.m. for breakfast.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call Brett
'arnagin at 773-3255 with your business news.
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Soccer Gir
By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee girls soccer is showing its
improvement with a trio of hard-
fought games last week.
: The Lady Wildcats sandwiched
a 1-0 win over Sebring between a
1-0 loss to Braden River and 9-1
loss to district-leading Palmetto in
action at home last week.
This week, Hardee is again at
home, greeting Avon Park on
Tuesday, Desoto on Thursday and
Fort Meade at 6:00 on Friday. The
earlier district games are each at 6
p.m., the opener in double-headers
with the boys squad, which plays at
7:30.
That leaves just a single game in
the post-holiday run, which con-
cludes with district playoffs Jan.,
15-19 at Braden River. Teams in
4A-District 10 are Avon Park,
Braden River, DeSoto, Palmetto,
Sebring and Hardee.
Coach Rob Beatty felt his team
played "some of its best soccer in a
. good game," last Monday. "We
limited their number of shots on
goal. They made one with 13 min-
utes left in the first half. The second
half was even more defensive and
'they scored only once."
Hardee's offense was stymied in
the first half. "We didn't get a lot of
shots on goal, but Kristina Garcia
(freshman goalie) had at least five
saves," continued Beatty, who
noted 'that senior Maggie Rod-
riguez had two or three goal shots
and soph Marce Ramirez had a
crossover shot that just missed.
Another senior, Mandy Cornelius
also must missed a couple of shots,
Beatty said, commenting that it was
much improved over the 5-0 game


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at Braden River in mid-November.
Senior Cynthia Briseno injured
an ankle early in the first half and
also missed the Thursday and
Friday games. "We definitely
missed her ball-handling skills,"
said Beatty.
Against Sebring on Thursday
evening, Hardee recovered from a
shaky first half which found
Hardee often on defense. "Kristina
did an awesome job with at least 10
saves. They had three on goal,
including two free shots, and it was
still 0-0 at halftime, reported
Beatty.
In the 'second half, Hardee
adjusted its speed on defense and
controlled it more, keeping the ball
on the Sebring side of the field and
generating more offense. The Lady
'Cats had nine shots on goal.
On a throw-in, the ball was
deflected to Ramirez, who was
pushed in the back. Garcia came up
from her goalie position to take the
penalty shot. She put it in and it
gave up the boast we needed.
Beatty applauded senior Ramona
Campos, who moved back to the
deep defensive slot, doing what
was needed for the team and reliev-
ing Garcia.
He applauded also the work on
Christina Badillo, Rodriguez and
Cornelius on offense, and Daisy
Escoto, Campos and Kimberly Holt
on 'defense.
On Friday night, the girls hosted
Palmetto, which shut Hardee down
early on its turf on Nov. 30. At
Wildcat Stadium on Friday, Hardee
showed its improvement. After an
early goal in the first two minutes
of the game, Hardee held off any
other scoring for most of the first


half.
In turn, Ramirez put in Hardee's
first goal off an assist by Rodriguez
on a comer kick. Palmetto got a
break-away and another shot late in
the first half to take a 3-1 lead at
halftime. "We had four good scor-
ing opportunities in the first half off
of great crossing passes by Maggie
(Rodriguez); had just a couple of
those resulted in scores, the second
half could have been different."
Beatty said the adjustments made
at halftime to take advantage of
more scoring opportunities but
"Palmetto's efficiency in passing
wore us down. They are a very
solid team with some skilled play-
ers and deserve the credit," he
added.
"We had faced this team just over
a week earlier, and had a poor
showing from the start. This game,
we put up a great fight for a good
50-plus minutes before they really
broke through us. Our girls should
feel good about the fight we put up
against a quality team.
"We still need to work on our
passing, but our competitiveness
and team chemistry are starting to
reach their peak. We are looking
forward to seeing Avon Park,
DeSoto and Fort Meade at home
this week," concluded Beatty.
The roster for the second-year
coach includes seven seniors,
Badillo, Briseno, Campos. Corne-
lius, Rodriguez, Nlelissa Hollon
and Ashley Islas. Add four juniors.
Ana Moric, Esmeralda Martinez,
Luisa Gonzalez and Holt; four
sophs, Escoto, Lucy Ruiz, Ramirez
and, Esna Francisco: and freshmen
Garcia, Vicky Contreras. Erika
Feli\, Chelsea Goolsby, Abigail
Hernandez and Sara Lopez.


PHOTOS BY RALPH HARRISON
Goalie Kristina Garcia moved up from goalie to take a penalty kick, scoring the only point of the
game add beating Sebring.


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HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS


COURTESY PHOTOS
Wauchula Garden Club
members and guests
began the holiday sea-
son making floral ar-
rangements for their
Thanksgiving dinner ta-
bles. Leading the Nov.
15 workshop at the
noon luncheon meet-
ing was Rita Hilton of
Bartow, District Nine
director. She is shown
in the top photo at with
Garden Club President
Jeanette Perrine and
Treasurer Carol Saund-
ers. Edna Marchman,
also of Bartow, is
shown at right assisting
Garden Club member
Mary Burnett (seated)
with her arrangement.


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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The Sanctuary Choir of the First Baptist Church of Wauchula, along with featured soloists and the
combined Children's Choir is presenting an inspirational evening of music on Saturday and
Sunday at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. A pre-service instrumental concert by the Praise Band and
Handbell Choir will begin at 5:30 p.m. each evening. The 90-minute Living Christmas Tree pro-
gram is centered around a 25-foot structure decorated with computerized controlled lights.
Admist the tree. the Sanctuary Choir will proclaim the Christmas Story in drama and song with
holiday favorites and beautiful carols. For information, stop by the church at 1570 West Main St.,
Wauchula or call 773-4182.


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
The Rotary Club of Hardee County on Wednesday of last week at the Panda Restaurant heard a
report on the Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union. The speakers were Jonelle Margione,
Wauchula service center manager, and Linda Dunmire, member financial representative.
Suncoast Schools has $5.3 billion in assets with 44 branches and over 400,000 members. The
Wauchula branch is located at 1451 U.S. 17 N. Pictured are (from left) Wanda Gunn, Linda
Dunmire, Jonelle Margione and Frankie Vasquez, a member of the credit union's Fair Housing and
Lending Committee.


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PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Rodger Brutus, a supervisor for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, spoke to
the Wauchula Kiwanis Club on Nov. 28. There are 700 FWC officers in Florida, and they have a
wide range of duties regarding fresh- and saltwater fish and wildlife. Brutus said Florida Gov. -
Elect Charlie Crist likes to fish for saltwater fish in Tampa Bay. Hardee County has public fishing
in Peace River and Hardee Lakes Park, with additional public fishing available just northwest of
Bowling Green on Mosaic property. He said Florida requires a safe boating course for operators
of boats with motors over 10 HP and a required hunter safety course. Shown (from left) M.E.
Wilkins, Brutus and club President Josh McKibben.


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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.
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COURTESY PHOTO
Billy Grimsley (left), a member of Hardee High School's Class of 1956, is shown here presenting
a $1,000 check to Mike Wilkinson, current principal at the school. The Class of 1956 had invited
Wilkinson to be the guest of honor at its Nov. 9 monthly dinner gathering at Nicholas' Family
Restaurant in Wauchula. The class noted that its Golden Anniversary Reunion at the Elk's Club
on Sept. 30 had been such a huge success, with a very large attendance, that funds were left over
after all the bills were paid. Reunion Committee members decided to donate the bonus bucks to
their old high school, to be used for a special project. Wilkinson received the money at the din-
ner, and said once a project is chosen, the school will inform the Class of 1956 and recognize it
for its gift.


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Bailey Ann, born Aug. 4, 2006,
Lakeland Regional Medical Center.
Mrs. Tinsley is the former Millie
Webb. Maternal grandparents are
Jack and Shirley Webb of Wau-
chula. Maternal great- grandparents
are Jackie Webb of Wauchula and
the late Emmett Webb, and Floyd
and Inez Murray of Bowling Green.
Paternal grandparents are Earl and
Diana Smith of Bowling Green.
Paternal great-grandparents are the
ate Arnold and Phyllis Scheips-
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late John Smith and Velma Smith of
Wauchula.
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Earns Doctorate
Degree
Kristen Newsome Halle, the
daughter of Randy and Jeanne
Newsome of Wauchula, has gradu-
ated from Belmont University with
a doctorate degree in physical ther-
apy.
Halle is a 1999 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School, where
she was a star pole vaulter on the
track team and a Top Ten scholar.
After high school, she continued
her education at the University of
Central Florida in Orlando, where
she continued pole vaulting in her
freshman through junior years
while pursuing a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in athletic training.
From there, Halle entered the
doctorate program at Belmont
University in Nashville. She gradu-
ated with the highest grade-point
average in her doctorate class at 4.0.
Halle has passed her board exam-
ination and is licensed to practice.,
She is currently-employed as a
physical therapist with Health
South in San Antonio, Texas.
Halle is married to Rob Halle, a
member of the Army Medical
Corps and a student in Baylor
University's doctorate in physical
therapy program.

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Caleb M. Flowers, the son of
Dawn and Michael Flowers, cele-
brated his first birthday with a party
on Saturday, Sept. 30.
Caleb was born on Oct. 1, 2005.
A party for Caleb and his guests
was held at his Wauchula home.
Theme for the event was Veggie
Tales.
Hamburgers and hot dogs were
served, with a Veggie Tales birthday
cake for dessert.
Joining in the celebration were
grandparents David and Jeri
Flowers, grandfather David Allen,
aunt Elizabeth Jaquez, uncle Roy
Jaquez, the Hodges family, the
Liotta family, aunt Mary Esther
Flowers, uncle James Gugle, the
Brown family and the Dunn family.


Little Jayce Garner turned 1 year
old on Saturday, Dec. 2. He is the
son of Russell and Trinity Garner of
Wauchula. .
Jayce celebrated.his big day with
a birthday party at Paynes Creek
Historic State Park in Bowling
Green. Theme for the occasion was
Baby Einstein.
Guests were served finger sand-
wiches, pigs in a blanket, Lil',
Smokies, chips and dip along with
punch. A special Baby Einstein
caterpillar cake was, made by the
honoree's great-grandmother,
Lorane Gilley.
Also joining in the celebration
were sister Lindsey Garner, grand-
parents David and .Norma Elbert-
son, grandparents Cecil and
Barbara Garner and many aunts,
uncles, cousins and friends.


Puppet Show

for all ages will be held at

Victory Praise Center

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Green) on Thursday,

December 21s' at 7 pm.


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Rise & Shine
By Ted Simonson


HJHS Boys Top DeSoto


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HOW, THEN, SHALL I LIVE?
One night at church we met to pray for persecuted Christians world-
wide. It was good that we did, but it raised some troubling questions in my
mind. B
How can a group of well-fed, comfortable American believers meet in -
a well-heated, attractive church to pray for people on the other side of the -
world who have nothing?. ,.
What do we know about worshiping God in a half-starved condition in
a bombed-out cellar while one of our children stands guard outside for any
sign of the secret police? What do we know about prisons, labor camps, tor-
ture or midnight executions? "

stand beside on that great and final day the Bible says is coming., '.
Here's the answer I've hammered out in my own heart. I don'tsay that
it is the only.one. '' ., h
I did not choose to be born in a free country. And I have not been called a
to be missionary. So, I live inhe mddle of the middle of the world's most prosperous S
nation. n
However, lifeis not a lottery, and I am here by appointment. I havel a ,k t
task to do, and Someone who will one day judge howi well I did it. J
- That half-starved believer in Sudan must deal v, ith the terrible trials set
before him with the grace a faithful God will provide. But I need !o deal g
with the trials and opportunities of my life with the same faith and courage, ti
I think, when the facts are in, it will turn out that I need prayer just as S
much as he does. The reason:. God is fair and He meters out His grace o
according to our circumstances. ... .
And who can say that the demonic forces working against us in
America are less than those in operation overseas?
So. then. how shall I live?
The requirements are everywhere the same: "Deny yourself, take up
your cross and follow me" (Matthew 16:24).
,If I fail to live unselfishly.,sensitively, generously and doing good to
those around me, I will not only disappoint my Lord, I will have to drop my
eyes'in shame when my persecuted brothers and sisters march in and take
their places beside me on that great day that is coming.


ly JOAN SEAMAN
)f The Herald-Advocate
Hardee Junior High School boys
basketballl got started on the upside.
Under coaches Carl Coleman and
Iryan Pelham, the boys went to
Arcadia and beat DeSoto Middle .
School 35-29 in the season opener
ast Monday. Thursday's trip to
Avon Park came out on the down- -




Oak Grove Baptist Church will
ave a special presentation by the
dult choir and drama team at its
sunday 11 a.m. service. Music
minister Tim Madden will direct
hem in "Christmas: What About
esus?" ., ..
Pastor Jim Davis and the congre-
ation invites everyone to join
hem at the church at 4350 W. Main
t., Wauchula. for this special time
f worship.


side 6fa.a51-31 score. ;
Hardee girls have started slowly,
losing their first two:- games.
Coaches Regan Davenport and'
Beth Sasser are looking up as the
teams come home for a pair of
games this week. On Monday, the
.visitor was Sebring; today (Thurs-
day) it is Hill-Gustat.,
Home games are in the new
Hardee Junior High School gym.
The girls play at 5:3,0 and the boys
immediately after, about 6:30.
The back-to-back home games
finish the fall season .as students
heid into the holiday break. Play
resumes Jan. 18 with a trip to Lake
Placid.
At DeSoto' last TLonda,, the
Hardee boys were down 8-5 after a
slow-paced first quarter for both
squads. TheN played an e\en sec-
ond stanza, leaving DeSoto up 17-
14 at the half.
In the second half. Hardee re-
%ersed the trend, outscoring
DeSoto 13-5 in the third quarter
and 8-7 in the final period for the


35-29 victory.
Kalan Royal and Tre' Anderson
paced Hardee with eight points
apiece. Andrew, Hooks and
KeShawn Rivers added five each,
Jarrius Lindsey had 'three and
Dylan Justiss, DeVonte Hooks and
Jake Mayer two apiece.
Also seeing some time on the
court were Scott Donaldson,
Deonte Evans, Jajuan Hooks.
Dillon Rabon, Justin Bromley,
Quinton Carlton and Kyle Bodeck.
On Thursday at Avon Park. it % as
a tight game in the first period, with
Hardee trailing 15-11 as the buzzer
sounded. The Red Devils more than
doubled Hardee's score in the sec-
ond period, taking a 31-18 lead into
the locker room at, halftime. Both
teams slowed again, in the third
period. wiih Avon Park surging for
an 18-point spree in the final period
for the 51-31 win. The Red Devils
had itwo players in doubled digits
and another pair with eight points
apiece.
For Hardee. ELans was the only


-, player in double -figures, with '11
Points. Royal, Donaldson. Ander-
son and Justiss added four eacdh,
and Andrew Hooks and Carlton
added a deuce' apieed +- '
Hardee girls showed ,their new-
ness at the sport in the opening
game at DeSoto, which ran away
from the opening kickoff, up 14t5
at the end of the first quarter.
DeSoto only gained one extra poiht.
in the second and third quarters arid
the fourth quarter was even, but the
damage had been done and Harde
came home with a 35-19. loss. !
Elvira-Servin was the bright spot
for'Hardee with 13 points. Yesenla
Vargas added three, Ivette Cisneres
Stwo and Paige Massey one point.
Other girls sharing time on the
court were Kate Krause, Summer
Palmer, Savannah Hagahs, Lacey
Garza, Courtney Buckley, .Kaa
-Noi'ris, Daisha Blandin.,Artrice
Hines and Ali Holle. .
.,In the game at Avon Park, Hardee
could not get momentum against
the opposition which included 18
points from Markeda Hawthorne
and 10 from Brahayla English.
Hardee countered with eight each
from Servin and Buckley, and tw.o
apiece from Holle and Hines.


Senior Citizen News
SBy Jim Walton '


It was a fine evening last Thursday. singing and dancing again at the
Cathenn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula.
This was the first night of entertainment since March. However, it
seemed just like only a week had gone by since we last met. Lots of old
friends as well as new acquaintances %were present to enjo\ the music pro-
Svided for us b% the"3 Notes Band" (Elina on keyboard, Wanda on mandolin
and Bill on lead guitar). We were especially glad to see our friends from
Canada, Bill and Judy again! Judy %%as kind of under-the-weather and %was
unable to sing any of her songs for us. However, she and Bill joined in with .
us in dancing to several numbers.
Since this was Dec. 7. most of the music for the evening's enterlain-
merit was reminiscent of the 1940s and the WWIl era. Such numbers as
"Seems Like Old Times." "It's The Talk Of The Town." "Memories." "My
Happiness." "All Of Me." "Harvest Moon" and "Tennessee Waltz" made
for some fine dancing and singing.
Things likened up a bit during the second half of the evening with a
few hot line dancing numbers such as "Alley Cat" and a"Shanty In Old
Shant\ Town."
The mystery number for the evening was a real oldie entitled "Tie Me
To Your Apron Strings." The band closed out with a love ballad.entitled-
"Hold Me" and "Now Is The Hour." --
Our hostess, Darlene Henry, is to be especially commended for her
S-excellent preparation of the hall for this evening's eents, along %with others
who helped set up the snack bar. All of us appreciate the Catheryn
McDonald Senior Center for allowing us use of the hall again this season.
Please come join us again tonight (Thursda)i at 7 p.m. for another
evening of music and dancing. Bring sour friends, singles are welcome, and
it goes without saying all seniors are welcome.




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JV Boys Get Going


By JOAN SEAMAN
'Df The Herald-Advocate
I,- After early games were can-
,icelled, the Hardee JV boys finally
:took the court last week.
i While waiting for the end of the
football season, the short-handed
bHardee hoop team merged into one.
"After tryouts and two practices, the
.boys opened their belated season
last Tuesday and earned a 56-51
(win over Avon Park. That was fol-
ilowed by a 35-38 loss to Lake
:Region and a 34-30 win at
iFrostproof in the first week of
-)action. A 73-47 loss to Palmetto on
tMonday shows the inconsistency
,:and need for, improvement in the
),young squad.
:_ They played at Lakeland on
Tuesday and go to Sarasota Booker
:today (Thursday) before breaking
.for the holiday, which will include
some practices.
.; Against Avon Park in the sea-
son's opener, Hardee fell behind
S17-13 at the .end of the first quarter
)but held the junior Red Devils to
just five points in the second period
to take a 28-22 lead into the locker
ifroom at halftime.
The game was knotted 42-all at
the end of the third period, but
again Hardee limited Avon Park to
less than 10 points to pull out the
56-51 win. Avon Park had a poor
night at the free throw line, hitting
only seven of 25.
Hardee got scores every period
from Antjuan Jones and Kelsheem
White with 17 and 15 points re-
spectively. Ezayi Youyoute chipped
in with a dozen. Ladarius Pace had


four, Nathan Tomlinson three and
Lucas Juarez two points. Other
players are Ryan Blair, Charles
Allen, Harree Cook, Skylar Alden,
Tyler Alden and Raymond Deanda.
On Thursday, Hardee battled to a
10-10 tie at the end of the first quar-
ter and was down 18-17 at halftime.
It was again an even 10-10 third
period before Lake Region picked
up an extra pair of points to win 38-
35.
Mike Molley led the junior
Thunder with 13 points. Hardee got
16 from Jones, a half dozen apiece
from Deanda and Pace, four from
White, two from Youyoute and one
from Juarez.
At Frostproof, Hardee continued
to find itself in the 34-30 win which
included three-of-six at the charity
.stripe. White, with 11 points, was
the only player for either team to
finish in double digits. Youyoute,
Tyler Alden and Pace each had six
points, and Jones five.
Without another practice, the
young Wildcats faced off against
the Palmetto junior Tigers on
Monday evening and never found
their rhythm as Palmetto won 73-
47.
Hardee battled vainly, hitting 15-
of-20 foul shots while Palmetto
was 6-of-13. Tavaris Woode topped
Palmetto with 19 points, with
Donald Campbell adding 16 and
Sam Silas 14. ,
For the junior 'Cats, Youyoute
was high man with 16 points, fol-"
lowed by White with 13. Jones and
Deanda each had seven points, and
Pace four.


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Calm yourself in the peaceable setting of this 5-Acre
wooded tract. Build a dream home or set your Mobile
Home. You owe it to yourself to see! Only S72,000.
If Cost IS an Objection! Overcome the obstacles with
this priced-Right 2-bedroom 2-bath mobile home. Only
$45,000!
DISCOVER 9 acres of natural Florida land South of Zolfo
Springs. Only S85.000.
6 Acres for 72,500
This property even includes a mobile home! Call today!
Outstanding!!! 3 bedroom I bath CB home in EXCEL-
LENT CONDITION makes other homes gobble with
Envy! This home has new tile, carpet and kitchen cabi-
nets. Listed price S98,000 all offers considered.
NEW LISTING
3 BEDROOMS I BATH ON 2 LARGE SHADY LOTS ONLY
$65,000 WON'T LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE.
JUST LISTED
Immaculate 3 Bedroom, 2 bath MH on 5 beautiful acres.
Fenced for cattle or horses. Nice oaks and pines. Listed
price 5155.000.
JUST LISTED
12 ACRES of Fenced Pasture land, with well and pond.
Great location for horses. Or build you're new home.
Located south of Zolfo Springs. Listed price $179,500
Owner motivated make an offer.
HORSES ALLOWED
3 bedroom 2 bath home with attached 2 bedroom 1
bath apartment, very conveniently located on 1.8 acres
only 5198.500.


"FOR SALE: 1985 CORVETTE. Call'-
781-7644 after 5. 12:14p
2004 CHEVROLET IMPALA LS, beauti-.
ful pearl white, mileage 21,800, still
under warranty until 8/07, one non-:
smoking owner. Call Dwight (cell)
513-422-1242. 12:14p'
AMERITRAC GENERAL TIRES, -
245/70R-17, 5,500 miles on them,|-
$180 (4). 863-735-0064. 12:7-14pII.


STAFFRNG SEVICES, INC.
-Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolufions.com ralbritton@lab.orsolutions.com
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Mon. Fri. 8-6 Wauchula
Sat. 8-12 (across from Wal-Mart)

863-773-0777
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873

3ary Delatorre Broker
(863) 773-2122
FAX (863) 773-2173


Donna Steffens, Associate
Jessica Smith, Associate
Richard Dasher, Associate


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575


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10 AM to 5:00 PM
Need a place to ride those Christmas gifts?
This 5-acre tract is the perfect place for horses or recre-
ational purposes. Located on Tall Oaks Trail in the Golden
Oaks. Owner motivated to sell! Reduced to $72,500.
Solace at Last! Escape to the quiet in these 40 Acres on
Maude Road. Raise cattle, horses or build our own dream
home in this quiet area. $15,000 per Acre.
Highway 66 Frontage lot in Zolfo Springs. 100 X 155. Call
today! Only $25,000.
5.5 Acres Located in The Golden Oaks Only $62,500.
East Main Street
This remodeled 2 Bedroom 1 Bath home has highway
frontage. 2.9 acres Income producing orange grove.
Only $160,000.
Large lot with an affordable starter home located in
Bowling Green, this 3/1 bath has central air and heat
Only $58,000!
Ready For New Owners! This 3-bedroom, 2-bath mobile
home in good condition comes with washer, dryer, 3-
sheds and an above ground pool with deck. 2 car garage
and screened In porch. Only $65,000! "This Is a must
SEE!"
HANDY MAN SPECIAL Located in prime area of Bowling
Green. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home on shaded lot
Is only $59,000.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
135 x 120 ft. lot Zoned Duplex or Residential! Only $22,500.
RETIREES DREAM This 14x66 3-bedroom, 2-bath comes with screened porch, carport and
shed. Also included is a new washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator and microwave. Ready to move
right on in. Only $58,000 Wow, What a Deal!
EXCELLENT LOCATION
2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath on shaded lot, good neighborhood in Ft. Meade. Central air and heat.
Only $82,500


Merry Christmas
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House For Sale


Picture yourself in this lovely, spacious country home.
This 3 BR. 2 B. CB is located close to the college and golf course. Just minutes from town,
it sits, on 2 acres of yard with exquisite lands-aping nd in ground sprinkler system.
Among numerous amenities, this super clean'- hom^eeatures ceramic tile, carpeted
bedrooms, space saver closets, a cozy vinyl windowed porch and an alarm system. Also
included, are two other structures which consist of a separate office with carport and an
additional workshop. A block privacy wall with a gated entry in front completes the
picture. $275,000.00
You won't believe all you get... A must see ...
Call today for an appointment 863-781-2600 u


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Classifieds


1989 BAYLINER completely restored,
125 Force motor, $2,500. 781-6933.
12:14-21 p



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
PART-TIME NURSING position for
doctor's office needed. Nursing expe-
rience required. Please send resume
to P.O. Box 428, Wauchula, FL 33873.
11:23tfc


J CODE ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
:Pay Rate: $29,224.27 (14.05) $40,285.98 ($19.37)
Wanted for the Hardee County Building, Inspections and Code
Enforcement Department. Must have knowledge of County Code
bf Ordinances and Land Development Regulations. Must have
experience with dealing with the general public in a municipal or
county capacity. Possession of a F.A.C.E. Certification as a Code
Enforcement Inspector I, II, Ill, or ability to obtain after hiring. A
Valid FL driver's license is required. Complete job description and.
application forms posted on County web site: www.hardeecoun-
ty.net. Please submit applications to the Human, Resource
department, 205 Hanchey Road,-Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone:
(863) 773-2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m.,
December 28, 2006. EOE/F/M/V 0112:14,21c


ACCOUNTING CLERK
'Pay Rate: $19,807.56 ($9.53) $27,304.94 ($13.13)
anted for the Hardee County Fire Rescue Department .
knowledge of: bookkeeping principles and procedures. Some
knowledge of the rules and regulations relative to financial
records. Ability to operate standard office machines and makes
|nath calculations with reasonable speed and accuracy. Files
insurance claims for Medicare, Medicaid, and Private Insurances.
Must have extensive experience in Microsoft applications and
Excel.
Complete job description and application forms posted on
County, web' site: www.hardeecounty net.. Please submit
applicatihns to the Human Resource Department, 205 Hanchey
Road, :Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone: (863) 773-2161, Fax: (863)
773-2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m., December 21, 2006. >
EOE-F/M/V 2:14c


HELP WANTED
Farm Credit of Southwest Florida, ACA Senior Credit.
Analyst (2 positions),, located in Arcadia, Florida. Association
;with over $1 Billion gross portfolio seeking experienced analyst with
technical.and analytical skillsip analyze all types of credit information.
Prepares and odnmpletes.,taior packages independently for large and
complex loais. Completes all docUments including projections and
analysis, and makes clear and appropriate recommendations for action
on loans and loan treatments. BS degree (.or equivalent experience) in
finance, accounting, economics, or related area required, with masters
degree desired. Salary and grade will be commensurate with education
and experience. We are an equal opportunity employer. For
immediate consideration, please submit resume confidentially
to Emma ,Lee Scott, Humanh Resource Department, Farm
Credit of Southwest Florida, ACA, 330 N Brevard Ave,
s'Arcadia, Florida 34266 or escott@agfirst.com. EOE/Drug-Free
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I-N C.REAL


TORS
(863) 773-2128

REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL


Kenny Sanders
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS


Hardee Co. ranch includes 97 ac.
cleared pasture, 2 barns, cattle
pens, fencing and ponds. Unique 5
BR, 5 bath, 9,000 SF, CB home.
Marble foyer, stone fireplace, pine
paneling& beams, garden tubs,
inground pool. $1,900,000!
This 3 BR, 2 bath, 2 story home
with wrap around porches sits on
beautiful Peace River, close to
town. Includes 5 acs. with board
fences and guest house. Many
other extras, call for details.
$450,000!
Frontage on paved county road
east of Wauchula. Excellent 10
ac. homesite with septic and well in
place. $12,500/ac!
1.28 ac. vacant tract in apex
where E Main St & E SR 64 come
together. 166' wide on west end &
over 600' long on hwy. Zoned C-2.
East of Wauchula, Hardee Co, Fl.
$120,000!
Take part and locate your business
in this growing commercial area!
#a5' on North Florida Ave.
ZEned commercial. $360,000!
395 ac. grove, Desoto Co. Hamlin
on Cleo, Valencia on Swingle.
$5,000,000!


27- ac. Hamlin grove. Eastern
Hardee Co. $15,000/ac!,
PRICE REDUCED! Close to
schools and downtown. 3 BR, 2
bath home has iew carpet, new
A/C, fresh paint, and a new roof in
2004. Enjoy relaxing evenings on
the spacious, covered back porch!
Many other amenities, so call
today! ONLY $150,000!
Beautiful deed restricted homesites
close to Zolfo Springs, Fl. on paved
road. Two 10 ac. tracts-$180,000.
Two 5 ac. tracts-$110,000. Corner
5 ac. tract-$125,000. Call today for
full details.
65 ac. grove in southwest HIardee
Co. 25 acs.-Valencia, 40 acs.-
E&M, lots of resets. 12" well and
new barn. Plenty of wildlife.
$900,000!
Ten 5-6 ac. tracts. Friendship area
of Hardee Co. Owner financing.
Some deed restrictions. $125,000
each!
3 BR, 2 bath CB home in Riverview.
Owners motivated! $159,000!
2.5 acs. east of Wauchula. Zoned
for a home or MH. Land is high and
dry. $60,000!


REALTOR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
'KENNY SANDERS.........781-0153 DAVID ROYAL................781-3490
RICK KNIGHT...........773-2472 SANDY LARRISON........832-0130
' MONICA REAS............773-9 S09H MIKE NICHOLSON

US. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH. WAUCH1rLA, FL 33873 .
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MATURE EXPERIENCED ranch book-
keeper. Day 863-634-7552; nights 863-
763-5321. 12:14tfc
DRILLER'S HELPER & turbine pump
helper needed, CDL license required,
excellent benefits. Call 941-776-1471.
12:14-21 c
ASSISTANT MANAGER, non-smoker,
computer literate, good with seniors,
able to work some weekends. Fax
resume to 773-0410. 12:7-21 p
DRILLER'S HELPER needed, CDL
license required, excellent benefits.
941-776-1471. 12:7-14c


97 PONTIAC GRAND PRIX, 4 dr., good
cond., low miles, $3,000. 445-1920.
12:14p
97 CHEVY VAN, AC, power steering,
good condition, $2,500. 375-4068.
12:14p
1977 F100, 4x4, 40" mud tires, 351-
450 mod. w/ extra rebuilt engine, runs
good, $3,500 OBO. Rocky 863-781-
2986. 12:14p
1983 GMC SUBURBAN, 4x4 diesel,
.3td seat, runs good, great on fuel,
$3,500. 1981 250 Honda motorcycle
on road/off road bike, $1,500. CJ7
Jeep, 4x4, $2,500. Ricky 781-3883.
12:7-14p


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
Personally, I'm always ready to
learn, although I do not always
like being taught.


600 West College Drive
Avon Park, FL 33825
(863) 784-7132- FAX (863) 784-7497
E-MAIL: jobs@southflorida.edu
www.southflorida. edu


DEAN, ARTS AND SCIENCES
South Florida Community College is seeking a dynamic leader to serve
as Dean for the Division of Arts and Sciences. Primary responsibility is
maintaining a positive student learning environment in the Associate in
Arts program, Honors, dual enrollment offerings, and college
prep/developmental program. Responsible for division strategic plan-
ning, budget, staffing, evaluation and program review activities. Works
closely with the Vice President in creating opportunities for student-suc-
cess. The successful candidate will possess an earned doctorate in an
Arts or Science discipline and 5 yrs. of experience in an Arts and
Sciences division encompassing both administrative and teaching
responsibilities. Community college and dean-level experience are pre-
ferred. Competitive salary and benefits. Application deadline: 5 p.m.,
Monday, January 15, 2007. Visit our website or call Human Resources
for an application and detailed job description. EA/EO. c112:140


Topsy See

REAL ESTATE
K773-5994^


New Listing: 1987 DW 3 BR 2 Bth absolutely great condition. Porch with
screen and vinyl windows. Appliances and 2 utility buildings; city utilities.
$85,000.
New tIt iIsel i etbr a.ntna -L..eN r -irr letely
remod s. S e.*$ .$W ,o & ,090. U .
New Listing: Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is re2a!y for new owners New
roof, new central air & heat. House completely remodeled inside & out. All you
have to do is move in. $4q7,0 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: Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32
garage w/1/2 bath. Also screened patio. New roof in 05. Appliances including
washer & dryer, Mostly furnished. $95,000.
New Likline: 10 Ac. parcel. Fenced & Cross fenced has small country house
needs complete iremodeline 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 with creek and Oak hammock. Call for more information.
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
ST s ee, BVanette See, Realtor Associate
Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate


107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


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SERVICE/ROUTE/PUMP REPAIR -
dependable person needed, able to
handle diverse tasks. Available @
UlIrich's Water, 409 Goolsby St. Apply
in person. 12:7-28c
SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST must
have experience & computer skills.
Mail resume to: P.O. Box 1344,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 8:3tfc


1245 KNOLLWOOD CIRCLE, 3 BR, 2
B, CB stucco, 2527 total sf, immediate
occupancy, $225,000. Days 773-6888;
evenings & weekends 773-6990 / 773-
6883. 12:14-1:11p
2904 GOLFVIEW DR., 4/2, 1 acre, cor-
ner lot, newly remodeled, 1440 s.f.,
$139,900; 703 Summit 3 BR/ 1 B, com-
pletely remodeled, new roof, $84,900.
941-627-2769 or 863-412-8932.
12:14c


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.
12:14-21p
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



2 FEMALE SHEEP for sale. 773-4811.
12:14p


$ rEEGARDEN C
SOD it
Sold by Pallet, Half Pallet, Piece
MULCH
Fill Dirt Drainifield & Driveway Rock, Stump Grinding
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Delivery Available


120 Hogan St.
Wauchula, FL
(Behind Panda Restaurant)


Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
773-3500 cl7:27tfc


PARKIER FILL DIRT

DEMOLITION


* Fill Dirt Tree Removal *

*Stump Removal *Dragline *
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell* Clay Top Soil.
* Bulldozer Dump Trucks *


December
Special
Tandam Axle Load
(14-t6 yards)
$75/Load
Hardee County Area only!


(863) 735-2415
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FloresFh rs Inc
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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net


Lisa Douglas


496MA. T0* WEEK *"
Business Opportunity-Commercial lot HC-1 with a 2BR/1BA on site.
Call to inquire. Listed at $115,000 MLS 191520


New Listing-Newly renovated
interior/exterior 3BR/1.5BA, C/B
home with central H/A located
close to hospital and shopping.
Listed for $115,000
Lake Front Property-3BR/2BA
with dock. Imagine enjoying your
time on one of the best lakes in
Florida. Asking $580,000. MLS
188059
Brand New Home--This gorgeous
3BR/2BA home with 1,645 total
square feet under roof in Bowling
Green has much to offer. Call
today for your personal tour.
$165,000 MLS 190886
Get Away Cottage-Under con-
struction on 10 acres located in
Zolfo Springs off Sasser Rd. The
cottage would be used as a guest
home if new construction is
desired. Call for details. Offered at
$280,000 MLS 190253
Unbelievable Space-Let your
imagination direct you to the use
of this huge basement. Over 3,000
sq. ft. of living is found in this 3BR
2 Bath home located in Golfview.
Call for appointment today!
Reduced to $189,900 MLS 187839
REDUCED--$115,000 for this
3BR/2BA, M.H. with 2 Car
Carport, plenty of outbuildings on
1 Acre MLS 187656
Mobile Home in Zolfo Springs-
4BR/1.5BA, Central H/A, sturdy
10x56 front porch and a 12x56
addition is waiting for you in Zolfo
Springs on a 70x130 lot. $89,900
MLS 190429


Out of Town-Spacious 3BR/2BA
2002 MH on 1 acre. Includes
stove, refrigerator, dishwasher,
window treatments and ceiling
fans. Offered at $92,000 MLS
183426
Must See To Appreciate-Brand
New 2006 Doublewide 3BR/2BA,
Fireplace, Very Nice Kitchen
Cabinets and Countertops. Big
back yard with oak trees on paved
road. Call now. REDUCED
$79,900 MLS 190647
Looks may be deceiving-Take
time to walk into this 4BR/2BA
spacious Mobile home with
approximately 1,568 sq. ft. of liv-
ing area, this may be what you are
looking for. Offered at $96,000
MLS 188076
Commercial Lot-Lot is 60x110
zoned C-2 in Wauchula. Call for
details! Offered at $65,000
Three 5 acre parcels on Big Oak
Lane-Three 5 acre vacant tracts;
will sell or all three. Offered
at$10,000 per acre.
The Sound of Nature-Large
mature oak trees whisper in the
gentle setting of this 12.6 acre
parcel located off Morgan Grice
Rd. Escape now! Asking $195,300
Great Location! Three 5 acre
tracts (FR-Zoning) located 2 miles
south of Wauchula on Johns Road.
Property is cleared and has excel-
lent paved road frontage. Call for
details!


** 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.**


*AII of our properties are on our website at www.floresrealty.net
*WE BUY LOTS ANYWHERE IN
HARDEE COUNTY TOP PRICE CASH.
QUICK CLOSINGS.
WE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS
Contact After Hours
O.R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
| Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
After hours 863-773-2840
Noey Adam Flores (863) 781-4585 John Freeman (863) 773-6141
Amanda Mlshoe (863) 781-3587 Steve Lanier (863) 559-9392
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247 Jessie Sambrano (863) 245-6891
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SOUTH FLORIDA
COMMUNITY COLLEGE


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
Minimum Requirements are H.S. Diploma or G.E.D., 18
years of age or older and no disqualifying 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
Adult Education Teacher. Qualifications are BS/Education
with FL Professional Educator's Certificate. ESE certification
and/or Adult Education experience is preferred. Salary range
$35,000 to $45,000.
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
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Classifieds


In old Germany, it was believed that a magical being with a white
dress, large feet and an Iron nose gently rocks crying infants to sleep
when no one else will.




*Beautiful 3BR 2 PV 1i+lWi-w y" yf. e with den or office,
2 car garage b.' 1e/dca&fMd'Kt(e'rFWe 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.
*20 Acres with D&yjr rinG0ffm o^X $250,000.
*4BR 3BA concrete block w/10 acres, beautiful home, 1 mile west,
Hwy 62 west of Wauchula. $399,000.
Frank Vasquez Broker Associate
863.781.4133 cell
Donald Buck, Broker 863 767 0071 Jerry Carlton, Sates Associate 863 781 3608



PUBLIC AUCTION.
Saturday December 16, 2006
9:00 AM
196 State Road 62*Bowling Green, FL

-CONSIGNORS WELCOME--
Tractors, Farm Equip., Vehicles,
ATV's Const. Mach., and More



eC Auction Co.

Terry DeMdtt, Sr. FL #AU 1833 AB1285
Phone (863) 773-6600
www.demottauction.com


A* JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.comr
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V See, Sr., Broker
60 Acres
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. Frontage on two paved roads.
High and dry. Zoned FR.
Listed for $18,000 per acre.
DRASTIC PRICE REDUCTION! MAKE AN OFFER!
10 beautiful acres of recreational property. Perfect for a small hunting
retreat! Creek runs through the back of the property. $70,000.
PRICE REDUCED!
13.83 acres of grove and house. Now only $295,000.
ONLY ONE 1 Acre tract REMAINING in a new development area.
Deed restricted. Reduced to $28,500.
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.
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.
Soon to be annexed, rezoned to single family with Developers Agreement.
83 ac. grove. Close to golf course and town.
Frontage on two 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. .


SMary Rollins
Robert Jones
John H. Gross


Realtor Associates
(863)781-9495 Ben Gibson
(863)781-1423 Bruce E. Schackelford
(863)273-1017 Jerry Conerly
Dusty Albritton


(941)737-2800
(941)725-1358
(863)445-0662
(863)781-0161


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FOUND SMALL DOG, found near
Bowling Green Elementary. 375-9971.
12:14nc


MOTOROLA SLVR L6, in box, comes
with extras! New in box, $150. 773-
2626. 12:14p
2006 HARLEY DAVIDSON motorcycle,
1200cc, black & chrome, custom, mint
condition, only 923 miles, must sell,
$10,000 OBO. 375-4068 anytime.
12:14nc
POOL TABLE for sale, $200.245-8466.
12:14p
2 COUCHES one' w/matching love-
seat, washer, weight machine &
lamps. 781-7644 after 5. 12:14p
18 MONTH OLD SNAPPER riding
lawnmower, paid $2,000 make offer.
832-1328. 12:14p
SOFA AND 2 end tables, excellent
condition, $150. 773-6990 or 773-
6883. 12:14c


40' PARK MODEL w/shed at Wagon
Wheel Park, $10,000. 269-720-9784
leave message. 12:14-1:11 p
'95, 2BR / 2B, 66x14. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
FORT MEADE, 12x60, 2 bedroom
mobile home, furnished, senior park,
very good, asking $7,500. Phone 863-
285-7657. 12.7-14p


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RESCHKE CONSTRUCTION, INC.
State Certified Building and Roofing Contractor
Residential Remodeling
Zolfo Springs, Florida
(863) 735-0660 (863) 832-0409
John Reschke CCC-045925
Bill Reschke cuI 2 tic License CBC- 12430




PT (8AM to 12 NOON). High School Diploma or GED required.
Assemble, review resident records for completeness. Good fil-
ing skills and computer knowledge a must.
Apply in person
Hardee Manor Healthcare Center
401 Orange Place Wauchula, FL 33873
PH: 863-773-3231 Fax: 863-773-0959 c 12142ic


Help Wanted
Counterperson wanted. High School diploma
or GED preferred. Drug free workplace Must
pass Drug test. Please apply in person-No
information by phone.

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306 N 6th Ave., Wauchula, FL 33873
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Paint and Electrical Departments
Great Pay and Benefits
Apply in Person at:
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Estares Spacious 4/3 split floor plan. Master suite thith tre, ceiling and 2!
,,alk-in closets. Master bath has garden tub. separate shower with dual con-:
trols for rain hood and hard held sprayer. Separate his and hers t anides, withP
a private enclosed after r closet. Custom-made cherry wood cabinets, granite
counter tops in kthcen. Cathedral ceilings. porcelain tile floors. four car
garage A must see for someone looking for a special home. $359,000



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HELP WANTED
ECMIHSP is now accepting applications for the
following positions for a Migrant Head Start Program:.
Teacher Work with children ages 6 wks to 5 years in a Migrant Head
Start Program. Responsiblefor providing a developmentally appropriate
Head Start environment and for overall management of the classroom.
Pro% ides training and assistance to Assistant Teachers, and volunteers,
under supervision of the Early Childhood Education Specialist.:
Preferred: A.A./A.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education or related
field with enrollment inBachelor's degree program, and two years expect.
rience in teaching early childhood. Bilingual (Sp/Eng or Creole[EngA.
Accepted: High School Diploma/GED and.CDA Credential for working
with appropriate age group (Infant/Toddler or Pre-school), enrollment ii
aniAssociate's degree program, and three years Working with young chil-
dren. Starting salary $9.64-10.13 per hour. Personal Leave and employee
er-matched retirement.
SSubstitute Assistant Teacher Work with children ages 6 wks to 5
years in a Migrant Head Start Program. Responsible for assisting in the.
provision of developmentally appropriate activities and care for Head
Start children under the guidance and direction of the. Teacher. Position
supported by the Early Childhood Education Specialist. Preferred: High
School Diploma/GED and two years experience working with young
children. Bilingual (Spa/Eng or Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School
Diploma/GED. Starting salary $7.97-8.37 per hour. Part-time position.
SBus Driver Responsible for providing transportation for children.
Preferred: High School Diploma/GED, CDL (class A or B) with P
endorsement and S restriction, current School Bus Driver Certificate of
Training, and six months experience driving a bus. Bilingual (Spa/Eng or
Creole/Eng). Accepted: CDL (class A or B) with P endorsement and S
restriction, current School Bus Driver Certificate of Training, and active
enrollment in a GED program with completion of GED within two years.
Starting salary $9.49-9.97 per hour. Personal Leave and employer-
matched retirement. "
' Bus Monitor Responsible for ensuring children's safety on the bus
and providing an environment, which is conducive to the optimum devel-
opment of each child while they are being transported. Serve as liaison
between center and families, maintaining on-going communication
between the center and families. Preferred: High School Diploma/GED
and one year experience as a bus monitor. Bilingual (Spa/Eng or
Creole/Eng). Accepted: High School Diploma/GED. Starting salary
$7.14-7.50 per hour. Personal Leave and employer-matched retirement.
Send resume/letter of interest or apply at:
511 Mason Dixon Ave., Bowling Green, FL (863) 375-2100.
EOE. ADA. License # CI4HAO01
Closing Date: 12/21/2006
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December 14, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 9B


The


Classifieds


-ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
, ,;6f Wauchula Invites you to come and
';see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
le 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
Elorida be at least 8 weeks old, have
;-an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
tfc-dh


READY NOW! Yellow labs, first shots,
wormed, health certificates, champion
bloodline. 773-2141 or 781-0446.
12:14-21 p
SUGAR GLIDERS with huge cage &
* accessories, good home only, $300
OBO, call for details 863-445-5626.
12:14p
.BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES for sale,
.5 males, 1 female, $300 each. 863-
'.773-6224. 11:30-12:14p


;4J-PICK TOMATOES, 5 miles east of
RBowling Green on County Line Road,
5 per gal. bucket. Call 375-4311.
12:14c


11.25 ACRES, Kelly Roberts Road,
east Hardee County, $150,000. 863-
443-1099. 12:14-1:11p
FORT MEADE, FLORIDA five acre
home sites, 4 available, located just
outside town on private lake.
$110,000 each, owner financing.
Quality Realty & Investments. 863-
533-0888. 12:7-1:4p
COMMERCIAL LOT in Ona, 1/2 acre,
$27,000. 863-699-2845 or 954-328-
0211. 12:7-21 p
MOBILE HOME lot 80x140 in ZS,
Gaylors Park. 260-416-2896 or 735-
8522. 11:30-12:28p
5 ACRES, vacant land, eastern
Hardee County, high & dry! Asking
$95,000.781-1353. 11:16-12:14p



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
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Prosource One a national company is.
seeking a dependable local driver. Must
have good driving record, Hazmat, Tanker,
and Air brake endorcements.
Apply at 804 South 6th Ave., Wauchula
112:14c




5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green


S Open: We repair most
S American cars
Mon- Sat Full time mechanic
-8:00 5:00 We are license
375-4461 and insured!
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HOUSE FOR RENT. 863-781-2360.
12:14-21p
WAREHOUSES, SEVERAL DIFFER-
ENT sizes. Jack UIIrich Warehouses.
773-6448. 12:14c
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
4/2 LARGE, END STREET, huge fin-
ished basement for storage, manufac-
turer or bakery, etc., $1,000 month.
863-458-0551. 12:7-1:4p
3 BR/ 1 1/2 B, BLOCK HOME for rent.
First & Last. $700 monthly. (863) 773-
0166. 12:7-1:4p
3 BR/ 2 B, HOME, large yard, close to
new school, $900 deposit, $900
month, cal; after 3 p.m. 773-2207.
12:7-1:4p
1/2 DUPLEX, 2 BR / 1 Bth, 312
Pennsylvania Ave., Wauchula. 863-
991-0094 cell. 12:7-14p
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD, brand
new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy. 17 frontage
in Zolfo Springs for lease 239-273-
7381. 12:7-28c
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
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


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


ASPHALT PAVEMENT REPAIRS, seal
coatings, free estimates, reasonable
prices, good workmanship. Henry B.
Smith 239-229-5048 or 800-825-8692.
11:23-12:21 p
Have. you heard Wauchula's
inspirational faith-based radio
programming originating in
France?
RADIO 74 INTERNATIONAL
on FM 99.9
Beautiful Christmas Music,
Health tips, Reading of the
Scriptures, 'Your Story Hour' at
12 noon and 7 pm' daily, Bible
stories, etc.
1211,4-1,4p


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech


* Phone (863) 781-9720


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LOCATION? Need Space afid Security? Deed Restricted community.
Beautiful 3/2 on 1/2 ac. Den. formal silting room. 10' ceilings open floor plan,
2 car garage. Lots of upgrades $349,900.
Country Home! 3 BR 1 R&p -A i a res. Concrete Block. $209,900.
30 ac or 37 ac beautiful -*oods and pasture. %Within 1/2 Mi. of College, Best
Western and Projected growth area. Access to Peace River $15,000 per ac.
REDUCED!! THIS IS A BARGAIN. 5 Acre< 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 Steel galvanized metal enclosed barn %%ilh full kitchen. $314,900.
Homesites: 2 acre tracts available. Deed Restricted! Call' for
details...$49,500.









60 acres with 50 acres MOL in young bearing grove with 8" well & micro
jets. Close to town, EST. crop for 2006 $100,000 at $15.000 per acre, can
be divided.. .
421 Grape St. BG 3/1, central H/A, FR $65,000.
1 acre in Ona with 1/2 zoned C-1 includes 3 rental houses at $900 per
month. $140,000. 1 1 .-.I
15 acre grove, irrigated, tiled, Rhynn Road, $300,000.
Prime 25 acres MOL at 5069 Oak Wood Dr. South of Nocatee off Woods
Road. Spacious brick home with 3,126 SF under roof, Ig barn & sheds.
$950,000 or $750,000 for 15 acres incl. home & buildings.
5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
Celito Lindo 3.75 acres MOL frontage on North & South Hwy 17. 8,160
SF auditorium includes beverage license. $1,180,000. '

The one thing that doesn't abide
by majority rule is a person's
conscience.


BUSH 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

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
OS.TOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc


BOOKKEEPING SERVICES Small
and medium size businesses. For
information call 781-2171.
1:16-12:14p
PRESSURE WASHING PLUS. Exterior
painting. Free estimates. 781-5533.
Licensed & Insured. 11:16-1:18p
ALUMINUM CONSTRUCTION, roof
overs, screen rooms, carports, glass
rooms, pool enclosures, rescreening.
Harold Howze Construction. 735-1158
RR0050181. 10:19-12:21p


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


New. Homes Pole Barns..
FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Ser ing Hardee Count" tor o er 20 \ ears
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465





LAND FOR SALE

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SR 64 Frontage across

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He pays top $!


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There's Still Time To Get A Flu Shot


MOWING GROVE OR PASTURE -
and bulldozer work. Call 781-1478.
11:23-12:21 p
PROFESSIONAL PRESSURE WASH-
ING for estimates call Barry. 781-
2171. 11:16-12:14p
DO'YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
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LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 11:9-1:11 p



SATURDAY 8 a.m. ?, 209 W. Bay St.,
Clothing, couph & loveseat, misc.
12:14p
SATURDAY 8 a.m.- 2 p.m., Little
Charlie' Creek RV Park, 1850 Heard
Bridge Rd., follow signs. .12:14p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 823 N. Florida
Ave. Furniture, antique glassware,
washing machine, children to large
i diess clothes, shoes, etc. 12:14p
'SAT., 8-?, 3890 East Main. Furniture,
'clothes, antiques, dishes, misc.
12:14p
5 FAMILY SATURDAY, 446 Metheny
Rd., Wauchula. Lots of children's
clothes, furniture, household goods,
'(etc. 12:14p
"FRIDAY 7-12, 3042 Suwannee, Zolfo.
*1Baby clothes, futon, pool table.
E 12:14p
,|EDNA'S PLACE King beds, $150/up;
rfull/queen beds, gas cook stoves, lots
of stuffed toys & furniture. 12:14c
HUGE YARD SALE Sat., 8:00 ?. 216
Park Dr. (Riverview Heights Sub),
.Wauchula. Dining table with 6 chairs.
clothes.. collectibles, prints and too
much to list. 12:14p
FRI. SAT, 9-4, Christmas items.
'knives, dolls, kitchen machines, print-
er, TV. cars. Downing Circle close to
Hosp. 12:14p
YARD SALE Saturday. 8 till ? 215 N.
. 10th, Wauchula. 12:14p
HUGE! Car, motorcycle, furniture,
CDs, electronics, housewares, cloth-
ing, etc. Sat., 7-4, 3911 Hwy. 17 N.,
:Bowling Green, brick house by
.Church of God. 12:14p
"ltVlI "SAtE-'-Everjything must go,
Painter Rd., just off Popash. Sat.,
12/16,8.a.m. ,x 12:14p
SATURDAY, 5032 Poplar Ave.,
Bowling Green: 12:14p
MULTI-FAMILY Saturday, 8-1, 3052
Schoolhouse Rd., Zolfo. 12:14p
FRI., SAT., SUN., 1928 S. Florida Ave.,
small appliance, elec. tools, kitchen-
ware, table & chair, TV cabinet,
clothes, suitcases, plants, oranges,
lamps, misc., insulating, sheathing.
12:14p
TWO FAMILY, Friday-Saturday, 8-2,
2161 Ralph Smith Road. 12:14p
SATURDAY, 8-12, 1023 Mockingbird
Rd., Charlie Creek MHP, SR 64 East.
Lots of household items. 12:14p
1487-1501 KAZEN ROAD, Christmas
decorations, toys, much more.
Saturday 7 a.m. noon. 12:14p
Earth provides enough to sat-
isfy every man's need, but not
every man's greed.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Health De-
partment urges residents, especially
those 50 and older, to make an
appointment with their primary
health-care provider to receive a flu
vaccine.
As flu season continues, there is
localized flu activity in Florida.
While the best time for vaccination
is October and November, vaccina-
tion can still provide protection in
December because influenza often
does not peak until February or
later.
"The best protection against the
flu is to get vaccinated every year. I
strongly encourage residents to call
their doctor to schedule a flu shot,"
said Hardee County Health De-
partment administrator Marsha F.
Rau.



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3703 U.S. Hwy 17 S.
Zolfo Springs
735-0311

CHRISTMAS BLOWOUT
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% Tax 10% Buyers Premium
Auctioneer:
WD Parker AU2907
App. Auctioneer:
John Shoffner AE324 + AB2266
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Direct Care Staff posi-
tions available in
Wauchula group homes.
High School Diploma or
GED and valid drivers
license (in good standing).
Local law enforcement
background completed.
Experience providing
services to the develop-
mentally disabled pre-
ferred. Apply at 114 W.
Carlton St. Wauchula,
Florida. (863) 773-0434.
E.O.E. NUF/V/D
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"Getting vaccinated not only
helps protect you from getting sick
with the flu but it also helps to pro-
tect others. Flu does not peak in
Florida until late February. Flu vac-
cine will be available now through
the first of the year. Check with
your physician as to when he or she
suggests you come in for your flu
shot."
Health-care workers are a group
at high risk for acquiring and trans-
mitting illnesses such as influenza
in their workplaces, and should be
immunized. "Protect yourself.
Protect your patients. Protect your
co-workers. Protect your family
members. Get your flu vaccine,"
advises Rau.
Annual vaccination is now rec-
ommended for the following
groups:
Persons at high risk for in-
fluenza-related complications
and severe disease, including
children aged 6-59 months
pregnant women
nursing-home residents
persons older than 50
persons of any age with cer-
tain chronic medical condi-
tions
Persons who live with or
care for persons at high risk,
including
household contacts who
have frequent contacts with
persons at high risk and who
can transmit influenza to those
persons at high risk
Health-care workers
Everyone who is 6 months or
older can benefit from the protec-
tion of a flu shot. According ltothe
Centers for Disease Control and


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typed or legibly written.
Send letters to: Letters to
the Editor, The Herald-
Advocate, RO. Box 338,
Wauchula, FL 33873. Fax
letters to (863) 773-0657.


Prevention, influenza-related
deaths average 36,000 per year,
many among the elderly and very
young. Influenza also results in
about 200,000 hospitalizations per
year. However, only five to 20 per-
cent of the population gets the flu
annually.
Since prevention is. the key to
reduce the probability .of contract-
ing flu, here are practical steps to
stop the spread of flu:
Get immunized.
Wash hands often with soap



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and water or an alcohol-based
hand cleanser.
* Avoid touching your eyes,
nose or mouth.
* Stay home when you are'
sick and keep sick children
home.
* Avoid close contact with
people who are ill, if possible.
* Do not share eating utensils,
drinking glasses, towels or
other personal items.
* Cover your nose and mouth
with a tissue when you cough


or sneeze.
Stay healthy: get plenty of!"
rest, healthy foods, fluids and',
exercise.
For information about how to
schedule a flu vaccination, contact
the Hardee County Health Depart
ment by calling 773-4161 or your
private physician. For more infor-
mation on flu, visit the Florida
Department of Health Web site it
http://www.:doh.state.fl.ius/dis-
easectrl/immune/flu/index.htm
or www.cdc.gov/flu


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Light One Candle
tr,' .: By Dennis Heaney
President Of The Christophers


PUTTING FIRST THINGS FIRST
Not too long ago, a flap developed over an anonymous letter suppos-
edly written by Catholic priests from a diocese in the Northeast.
Ordinarily the letter's very anonymity would have guaranteed its quick con-
signment to a wastebasket, but that was not to be. For one thing, the letter
found its way to the Internet;, for another far more important without-a
doubt itdealt with the Catholic Church. Given the mindset of the media,
that made it news.,
Reporters called on many priests for their comments, hoping they
would take sides, but most turned them down. Those who responded did
so, by and large, without giving their names. But one priest who readily
identified himself gave as perfect an answer as I might imagine.
I'm paraphrasing him here, but it went something like this:
"Let me tell you about my parish and my people. We're in a very potr
part of town, and my parishioners are too busy trying to make ends meet tc
worry about things like this.
"I'm their pastor, and my first concern is helping them," he continued.
"Sometimes that means coming up, with. extra food or a little money for
rent. Sometimes it's the right word at the right time. Sometimes it's hold-
ing a hand that's shaking with worry. Sometimes it's finding that the gloi
of the church's liturgy reaches out and comforts and inspires in ways yc.
might not have imagined. *
"But that's all in the job description," he. concluded, "and there's nev r
enough time to get it done. So that's why my focus is where it is.
Anything else isn't worth getting upset about."
That's classic Christopher wisdom, just as it was presented by our
founder 60 years ago. Everyone in life has a God-given mission, one given
to no one else. It's up to each of us to take that assignment and give it o;r
all.
Here's another example of the same thing, this time from Father.Fraik
Almade, a priest of the Pittsburgh diocese. Building on an example frotn
that city's Super Bowl-winning football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, le
lamented the way we all tend to let discouraging events distract us instead
of "moving on" with the task at hand. The "moving on" phrase, by the way,
came from Bill Cowher, the Steeler coach; he told team members to do just
that after an official's faulty call went against them. Here's what Almaie
said:
"Focus on the mission of Jesus Christ and His Church. Promote a
more just and peaceful world. Be a more fervent disciple. Do not worly
about what you cannot change. Lovingly perform the responsibilities ovbr
which you do have control. In whatever vocation God has called you, carry
it out with passion, integrity and pride. Be prophets of hope and bearers of
love wherever you find yourself." .
It's not hard to see a Christopher theme in all of this. Whether it comes
from the pastor of an impoverished neighborhood parish,'a championship
football coach or a priest offering some sound advice in a newspaper cO1-
umn, the message is the same: ';
God gave you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, your own special mi-
sion. Now get out there and do it. :4





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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 252006CA000465
SBJ LLC, a Florida Limited
Liability Company
Plaintiff,
vs.
DONALD L. QUINN, BARBARA
SELLERS, DENNIS TUCKER,
UNDA STONE, RONALD TURNER,
GERALD TURNER, THOMAS
TURNER, and DAVID TURNER,
If alive or If dead, and their
unknown spouses, heirs,
devisees, grantees, creditors,
and all other parties claiming
by, through, under or against
them,
Defendants. /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO THE DEFENDANTS:
GERALD TURNER, and DAVID
TURNER, If alive or if dead,
and their unknown spouses,
heirs, devisees, grantees,
creditors, and all other parties
claiming by, through, under or
Against them
Residence Unknown
-, YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
:tihas been filed against you to quiet
title on the following described prop-
erty in Hardee County, Florida:
Tracts #8, 9 and 10:
Commence at the NE corner of
NW 1/4 of NE 1/4 of Section 36
Township 33 South, Range 25
.', East; thence run South
4. 8946'00" West for a distance
of 533.23 feet for point of
beginning; thence continue
South 89'46'00" West for a
distance of 208.71 feet; thence
South 0'01'24" West for a dis-
tance of 233.71 feet; thence
North 89"46'00" East for a dis-
tance of 208.71 feet; thence
North 0401'24" East for a dis-
tance of 233.71 feet to the
point of beginning. LESS the
North 25 feet thereof for road
right-of-way.

-and you are required to serve a copy
:of your written defenses, if any, to
:JOHN W.H. BURTON of Burton &
.Burton, P.A., Post Office Drawer 1729,
:Wauchula, Florida 33873, on or before
-the day of Jan. 12, 2007, and file the
:.iginal with the Clerk of the Court
either before service on Plaintiff's
'attorney or immediately thereafter, or
a default will be entered against you
for the relief demanded in the com-
plaint or petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
,.- this Court on this 11 day
of December, 2006.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
Clerk of Courts

By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk
1'* .... .. 12:-4-21c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE
Case No. 25 2006 CP 000123
IN RE: THE ESTATE OF
BUFORD E. LONG /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
-.- The administration of the Estate of
Buford E. Long, File Number
252006CP000123 is pending in the
Circuit Court for Hardee County,
Florida, Probate Division, the address
of which is Post Office Box 1749,
Wauchula, Florida 33873. The name


and address for the Personal
Representative and the Personal
Representative's Attorney are set
forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured,- contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
*= A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
"and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate including unmatured, contin-
gent or unliquidated claims must file
their claims with this court WITHIN
THREE MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of the first publication of
this Notice is December 7, 2006.
.Dated this 21st day of November,
2006.
Sammie W. Long
Personal Representative
Post Office Box 1620
Wauchula, FL 33873
JEFF J. McKIBBEN, ESQ.
Post Office Box 1748
Wauchula, FL 33873
863.773.4449
Florida Bar# 168879
Attorney for Personal Representative
12:7,14c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TWELFTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
FOR DESOTO COUNTY, FLORIDA

Case No. 142006CA000710
IN RE: FORFEITURE OF
2001 Ford Motor Vehicle
VIN# 1FAFP52U71A260643
and
$751.00 U.S. Currency

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Aurella Torres
3222 E. Main St.
Wauchula, FL 33873
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
for forfeiture, wherein the Arcadia
Police Department is demanding that
the Court enter an order determining
that the 2001 Ford Motor Vehicle,
VIN# 1FAFP52U71A260643, and
$751.00 U.S. Currency is contraband
and should be forfeited to the Arcadia
Police Department, has been filed
against you and you are required to
serve a copy of your written defenses,
if any, to it on VINCENT A. SICA,
ESQUIRE, Plaintiff's attorney, whose
address .is Post Office Box 2080,
Arcadia, Florida 34265, on or before
the 22nd day of December, 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 or peti-
tion.
WITNESS my hand and the seal of
this Court on this 4 day of December,
2006.
MITZIE W. McGAVIC
Clerk of Courts
By: Marlene Harris
Deputy Clerk
12:14,21c


The first rule of holes: When
you're in one, stop digging.
-Molly Ivins


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
CMIL-DMSION ` ":
Case No. 2006CA519
HOUSEHOLD FINANCE CORPORA-'
TION III,
as Assignee to MBNA AMERICA
(DELAWARE),
N.A., a Delaware corporation.
Plaintiff
vs. '
SHARON K. VASTOLA; and all,
unknown parties claiming by, through,
under and against the above named
Defendant who are unknown to be
dead or alive whether said unknown.
are persons, heirs, devisees, gran-
tees, or other claimants; UNKNOWN
SPOUSE OF SHARON K. VASTOLA;
FARMERS HOME ADMINISTRATION,
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF
AGRICULTURE; TENANT IkUNKNOWN.
TENANT; and TENANT II/UNKNOWN
TENANT, in possession of the subject
real property,
Defendants /

NOTICE OF ACTION
TO: Sharon K. Vastola'
3032 Suwannee Street
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890
Unknown Spouse of Sharon K. 2
Vastola
3032 Suwannee Street
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890

YOU ARE NOTIFIED'that an action
for foreclosure, has been filed against
you regarding the subject property
with a legal description, to-wit:
Lot 3, Block 10,,WILLIAMS
ADDITION TO ZOLFO
SPRINGS, according to the
map or plat thereof as
recorded in Plat Book 1, .
Page(s) 27, Public Records
of Hardee County, Florida.
and you are required to serve a copy?
of your written defenses, if any, to it
on Gary I. Gassel, Esquire, Plaintiffs.
attorney, whose address is 2033 Main-
Street, Suite 301, Sarasota, Florida.
34237, on or before the 12 day of
January, 2007 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.
Dated this 7 day of December, 2006.
B. HUGH BRADLEY, CLERK
CLERK OF THE COURT
By: Connie Coker
Deputy Clerk'
12:14,21c'.
IIN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252006CP000124'
IN RE: ESTATE OF j
NICOLAS TORRES.
Deceased. '

NOTICE OF ADMINISTRATION
The administration of the Estate of
NICOLAS TORRES, deceased, File
Number 252006CP000124 Is pending'
in the Circuit Court" for Hardee
County, Florida, Probite Division, the
address of which li P.O; Dfawer 1749;
Wauchula, Florida '33873. The name
and address of the' personal repre-
sentative and the personal represen-
tative's attorney are set forth below.
ALL INTERESTED PERSONS ARE
NOTIFIED THAT:
All persons on whom this notice is
served who have objections that chal-
lenge the validity of the will, the qual-
ifications of the personal representa-
V. i


INVITATION TO BID
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
BOWLING GREEN WATER IMPROVEMENTS
CAS Project No. 05-1345
CDBG Project No. 06DB-3C-07-35-01-W13
Sealed BIDS will be received by the Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, hereinafter referred to
as "County", at:
Hardee County, Purchasing Department
205 Hanchey Road
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-5104
until 2:00 P.M. on Thursday. January 4. 2007, at which time they will be publicly opened by the County
Purchasing Agent or designee and read aloud. Any BIDS received after the time specified will not be accepted.
The BIDS shall be based on providing all materials, equipment and labor for the construction of the BOWLING
GREEN WATER IMPROVEMENTS. This project is partially funded by the State of Florida Department of
Community Affairs as part of the Hardee County Disaster Recovery Initiative Community Development Block
'Grant (CDBG) project for the Fiscal Year 2006. The Contractor shall be responsible for providing all materials,
equipment and labor necessary for installation of approximately 4,000 feet of water mains, 8 fire hydrants, and
asphalt road and driveway restoration, as necessary, to complete the project per the plans and specifications.
Drawings, specifications and other contract documents may be examined at the Hardee County Purchasing
'Office, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Drawings, specifications and other contract documents
'can be purchased at Craig A. Smith & Associates, 1000 West McNab Road, Pompano Beach, Florida 33069 for
"the non-refundable amount of $150.00. Checks shall be'made payable to Craig A. Smith & Associates. All tech-
:nical questions shall be addressed to.Craig A. Smith & Associates, Mr. Greg A. Giarratana, (954) 782-8222, ext.
219.
Hardee County is an equal opportunity employer and is inviting MBE and WBE firms to bid on this project.
Bidders shall make every effort possible to utilize local contractors for this project.
'BIDDERS shall confine their BIDS to the project in its entirety. Partial BIDS will not be considered. Each BID-
DER shall 'submit with this BID, evidence that he is licensed to perform the work and services or qualified by
,examination-to be so licensed. Each BID shall be accompanied by a certified check or by an acceptable
(according to the Department of Treasury, Circular 570) BID BOND in an amount equal to at least five (5) per-
cent of the amount of the BID payable to the Board of County Commissioners, Hardee County, Florida, as
;'a guarantee that if the BID is accepted the BIDDER will execute the CONTRACT and file acceptable PERFOR-
MANCE AND PAYMENT SURETY BONDS equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price within ten
(10) days after written notice of the AWARD OF CONTRACT. No bidder may withdraw its BID for a period of
ninety (90) days after the date of Bid opening.
Attention of Bidders is particularly called to the requirements as to conditions of employment to be observed
and minimum wage rates to be paid under the Contract, Section 3, Segregated Facilities, Sectiofn 109 Executive
Order 11246, and all applicable laws and regulations of the Federal government and State of Florida, and bond-
ing and insurance requirements.
Hardee County reserves the right to: waive informalities in any BID, delete any portion of the project; extend
the project within the limits of the work involved. The County reserves the right to reject any or all BIDS.
BIDS must be sealed and the outside of the envelope MUST be marked:
"BID BOWLING GREEN WATER IMPROVEMENTS", CAS Project No. 05-1345, CDBG Project No. 06DB-
.3C-07-35-01-W13


Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman
-Hardee County Board of County Commissioners


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December 14, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 11B.



City Hears Hospital Update


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"It's the best-kept secret in
Hardee "County," said Linda Adler.
The Florida Hospital-Wauchula
administrator updated the.Wau-
chula City:Commission on Monday
evening on the 25-bed hospital here
which provides a multitude of inpa-
tient, outpatient and emergency
room services to area residents.
Part of the faith-based "Healing
Ministry of Christ" which includes
38 hospitals worldwide, 17 in
Florida, the Wauchula facility now
has an eight-hour-a-day internist or
hospitalist available to see patients.
This is in addition to the round-
the-clock Emergency Room and
on-staff physicians. The hospitalist
is available to see patients or their
families, who don't have to wait
hoping to catch up with their doc-
tor. The on-site doctor can keep
constantly updated on test results

tive, venue, or jurisdiction of this
Court are required to file their objec-
tions with the 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 creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
on whom a copy of this notice Is
served.within three months after the
date of the first publication -of- this
notice must file their claims with this
Court WITHIN THE LATER OF THREE
MONTHS AFTER THE DATE OF THE
FIRST'. PUBLICATION OF THIS
NOTICE OR THIRTY DAYS AFTER
THE DATE OF SERVICE OF A COPY
OF THIS NOTICE ON THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against the decedent's
estate must file their claims with-the
court WITHIN THREE MONTHS
AFTER THE DATE OF THE FIRST
PUBLICATION OF THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS AND
OBJECTIONS NOT SO FILED WILL
BE FOREVER BARRED.
The date of first publication of
this Notice is December 7, 2006.

SAURNINO, NAVARRO TORRES'
Personal Representative
134 Oakside Drive, Lot #29
Goose Creek, South' Carolina
1-843-475-6484
JAMES W. KELLY
Attorney for Personal Representative
FLA. BAR #206237
14 South Lake Avenue
Avon Park, Florida 33825
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and relay these to the patients.
The 25 beds are a mix of acute
care and transitional beds for occu-
pational and physical rehabilitation
from strokes, heart attacks, ortho-
pedic surgery or whatever.
The Emergency room has state-
of-the-art Phillips monitors find 95
percent of laboratory and radiology
can be done at the local hospital,
with its mobile MRI, spiral CT
scanner, ultrasound and digital
imaging x-ray systems. Images can
be fowarded to the radiologist for
reading and to physician offices by
computer.
Faith-based does not mean fiscal-
ly irresponsible, said Adler as she
outlined the payor mix and efforts
to recoup expenses from patients.
She invited anyone with questions
to drop by and talk to her.

In other matters, the Commis-
sion:
approved two handicapped
parking spots in front of First
Methodist Church for its parish-
ioners.
heard an update on the agree-
ment with CF Industries on the 3.5
million gallons daily of effluent
disposal.
discussed the city's role in
the public/private partnership for
the flight school, maintenance
hangar and other facilities Harvest


Corp. plans at Wauchula Municipal
Aitqort.
- renewed the annual contract
wi$, Central Florida Regional
Planning Council for its work on
fiscal impact analyses and other
research for the city, that "the city-
could do ourselves fori that money,"
said City Manager Rick Giroux.
-- approved a supplement to the
contract with Chastain-Skillman
for its water facility plan update
and'briefly discussed drought con-
ditions and the need for a new well.
approved three ordinances.
One adds a phrase to the Land
Development Code permitting sin-
gle-family dwellings in R-3 (multi-
family) zoning. Another allows the
city to insist on setting down with
adjacent utility services to work out'
agreements on areas.. of common
bond annexed into:.the city. The"
third corrects some language on-
mobile homes parks, historic
downtown commercial and indus-
trial areas which were misstated in'
the ordinance approved a month or
twoago. ',


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describe things to us, qr to tell
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FISHERIES BIOLOGISTS
It has come to my attention that many readers don't understand the role
of a state fisheries biologist. So, my goal this month is to rectify that.
"Fisheries" is a term that refers to both the fish (either a species group
or geographic area) and the people who use them, and "biologists" are sci-
entists who study living things. So "fisheries biologists" are professionals
who are trained to know about how fishes' bodies work, fish populations,
habitats, anglers and others who use the state's waters.
It takes a special person with a wide variety of talents to be a truly suc-
cessful fisheries biologist with an agency such as the Florida Fish &
Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). A case in point is Phil
Chapman. He is a consummate fisheries biologist who, after 36 years of
service to Florida's angling community, retired on Oct. 31 an unfortu-
nate Halloween "trick" for those of us in freshwater fisheries management.
But all Floridians can relish the "treats" his commitment has generat-
ed.
Chapman began his career in 1970 as an assistant regional fisheries
biologist in Lakeland. In 1971, he coordinated evaluation of Florida's
largest pollution-caused fish kill. His assessment of the destruction of 70
miles of the Peace River led to the nation's first successful prosecution of
its kind, with fines totaling $900,000.
Chapman became a regional biologist in 1973 and led studies to pio-
neer techniques for artificially culturing and rearing striped bass, sunshine
bass and snook. His work on snook filled in informational gaps in their life
historythat provided valuable groundwork for spawning and rearing tech-
niques.
Another of Chapman's significant contributions came from his inves-
tigation into biological impacts of bass tournaments. Though Chapman
found, that tournaments do not significantly impact the fishery as a whole,
tournaments did impact trophy bass fisheries. The finding led to statewide
harvest regulations to protect this hallmark resource.
In 1982, Chapman was instrumental in the state's acquisinton of
Tenoroc Fish Management Area, once a 6,000-acre phosphate mine. This
nationally recognized fishery provides high quality recreational opportuni-



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ties to thousands of anglers annually. Chapman's research into restrictive
harvest regulations and support for family fishing produced a unique
approach to fisheries management at Tenoroc. Nearly a quarter-century
later, that approach continues to be highly successful in sustaining and pro-
moting this quality fishery.
Beginning in 1989, he took over the Aquatic Education Project and
supervised the Joe Budd Aquatic Education Center in Midway, the Boca
Raton Aquatic Program and the statewide Fisheries Outreach Program.
Chapman is widely known for his efforts to inform the public about
resource issues, and for leadership in promoting catch-and-release fishing.
Subsequently, Chapman became involved in the Special Projects
Section and was instrumental in creation of numerous publications and
posters and developed the most widely used archive of freshwater fishing
photographs in the division. His shots have graced several covers of the
Florida Freshwater Fishing Regulations Summary and been prominent in
the Education Series that included magazines about Florida bass, striped
bass and catch-and-release.
Publications such as the Florida Bass brochure and poster, catch-and-
release commandments and quarterly editing of the Web-based Florida fish-
ing sites and forecasts, and annual top-10 lists for bass, bream, crappie, cat-
fish and striper fishing destinations all resulted from his skill and commit-
ment.
During his career, Chapman received numerous awards for his work.
Chapman's expertise as a fisheries biologist, fly fisherman, part-time
fishing guide, writer, photographer and editor as well as his interpersonal
skills have consistently led to superlative outcomes that reflect great credit
on both him and our organization.
At his- recent retirement party, another group came forward to recog-
nize these accomplishments. Capt. Pat Kelly, executive director of the
Florida Guides Association presented him with the first Conservationist of
the Year Award an award that henceforward will be known as the Phil
Chapman Conservationist of the Year Award.
It was a fitting tribute to a world-class example of what being a fish-
eries biologist is all about.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

There will be a joint meeting of the
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
and the
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
for the purpose of receiving-
the 2006-2007
Annual Unit Review and Operating Report
for CF Industries, Inc. on
Thursday, January 2007 at 5:30 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the County Commission Chambers, Room 102,
Courthouse Annex, 412 West Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida.
Copies of the documents relating to these reports are available for public
inspection during regular office hours at office of the Hardee County Mining
Coordinator, 110 South Ninth Avenue, Wauchula, Florida, Monday througli
Friday between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. All interested persons
shall have the right to be heard. In rendering its decision the Board shall rely
solely on testimony that is relevant and material. Although minutes of the
Public Hearing 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.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the County Manager's Office at leasttwo
(2) working days prior to the public hearing.
Bobby Ray Smith, Chairman
Board of County Commissioners

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By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Even wild animals deserve a
Christmas celebration, and that is
exactly what is happening at Peace
River Refuge & Ranch this
Saturday.
The refuge is located at 2545
Stoner Lane off of Steve Roberts
Special in Zolfo Springs. From 1 to
4 p.m. the refuge will host its sixth
annual "Christmas for the Animals"
celebration, and visitors are invited
to attend.
The caretakers will be distribut-
ing edible gifts to the animals for
them to explore and destroy. "Prey
animals" apd paper mache gifts
will,,be filled with treats ,forthe
tigers, cougar's, black leopard, lynx
and other big cats at the sanctuary.
Gift boxes stuffed with food and
treats will be given to the bears,
wolves and other animals. The
monkeys will all receive stockings
and other gifts filled with goodies.
This Christmas. celebration will


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be a unique opportunity for guests
to see one form of enrichment pro-
vided to the animals of the sanctu-
ary as part of the refuge's high stan-
dards of care.
Guests are invited to come
through advance reservation at a'
cost of $10 per person. All of the
proceeds will go toward benefiting
the animals of the sanctuary.
Peace River Refuge & Ranch is a
nonprofit exotic animal sanctuary
and educational facility. It is fully
licensed and is accredited by the
American Sanctuary Association
and is a member of the World
Society fo'r the Protection of
Animals. ,a,
The purpose of the sanctuary is to
guarantee the lifetime care of
abused, neglected, confiscated or
unwanted animals to prevent them
from being destroyed.
For more information, to reserve
a spot for the Christmas celebration
or for directions, call 735-0804.


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PUBLIC NOTICE
You are hereby notified that on
Thursday, January 4, 2007, at 9:15 a.m., the
Hardee County Board of County Commissioners
will hold a public hearing for the adoption of a
Resolution vacating and closing that road/easement known as
A Portion of an Alleyway in the Town of Ona
being legally described as: the south 145 feet of the 20 feet wide alleyway
running north and south, located in Block 9, 33 34S 24E. The above described
alleyway being recorded in the original plat of the Town of Ona, Florida as shown
in Plat Bar A-26 of the Public Records of Hardee County, Florida.
The public hearing will be held in the Hardee County Board of County
Commissioners Board Room, 412 West Orange Street, Room 102, Wauchula,
Florida.
This procedure shall be in accordancewith the provisions of Section 336, Florida
Statutes.
A petition for the closing and vacating, of the above-referenced shall be
considered by the Board of County Commissioners after required publication
of this Notice. Copies of the documents relating to this proposal are available for
public Inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M. and 3:00 P.M
In the Hardee County Public Works Department, 205 Hanchey Road, Wauchula
Florida.
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Board of County Commissioners'
office at least five (5) days prior to the public hearing.
All persons are invited to attend and be heard. Although minutes of the Public
Hearing will be recorded, anyone wishing to appeal any decision made at the
public hearing will need to ensure a verbatim record of the proceedings is made
by a court reporter. .. .. o .,,...
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Career C

6 Sheila Daniels of Zolfo Springs
is one of 22 adults from all walks of
Ife who are planning to change
ieir current careers in favor of
becomingg teachers in public
Schools across Hardee, Highlands
and DeSoto counties.
t,. The 22 future teachers, members
6f the first Educator Preparation
Institute (EPI) of South Florida
Community College, can become
certified in time for the start of
school next August.
9: All of the future teachers already
|tave bachelor's degrees in varying
eas of expertise. They represent
verse backgrounds with real-life
"experience and a wide mix of work
experience. But these student
4pachers share a common dream: to
'fllow their hearts and become
feir future students' favorite and
post effective teacher.
Once fully certified, there is no
oubt the ,.new teachers will find
employment.
'%,. SFCC's Educator Preparation
Institute is one of 28 set up in com-
munity colleges across Florida to
.help offset the projected 200,000
teacher openings anticipated across
'Florida through the next 10 years.
State occupational growth statistics
'project teachers will make up four
of SFCC's three-county service dis-
trict's top 10 jobs requiring college
'degrees: elementary teachers
(.first) .secondary teachers (second),
*middle school teachers (third), and
,kindergarten teachers (10th).
.. For the 2006-07 school year,
!Highlands County had to hire 150
in*ew teachers, and Hardee and
DeSoto counties each hired more
than 50. Authorities attribute the.
looming statewide shortage to a
surge in students, a spike in teacher
retirements, and Florida's 2002
constitutional amendment limiting
classroom size.
Hardee County's Daniels. 42,
hopes to be part of the solution.
Having completed her bachelor's
degree in business six years ago,
Daniels found herself working as
4P operations. dispatcher for a
Mulberr trucking company. After
Sour years there, she realized "I'd
learned everything I can learn
about trucking." and knew it "\as
time for a serious career change.
"Although I liked working with
people. I hit the ceiling. It was time


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
. TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND
,. FOR HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 252006DR000595
Toby Tremalne Ellison,
Petitioner,
And
Eleta Rose McKay,
Respondent.
NOTICE OF ACTION FOR
a DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE
,TO: Eleta Rose McKay,
i.31 South Road Wauchula, FL 33873
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an action
has been filed against you and that
you're required to serve a copy of
four written defenses, if any, to it on
Toby Tremaine whose address is 531
.South Road Wauchula, FL 33873 on or
beforee January 12, 2007 and file the
Original with the clerk of this Court at
17 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL
3873, before service on Petitioner or
immediately thereafter. If you fall to do
ho, a default may be entered against
you for the relief demanded in the
petition.
Copies of all court documents in
this case, including orders, are avail-
able at the Clerk of the Circuit Court's
Office. You may review these docu-
ments upon request.
You must keep the Clerk of the
Circuit Court's office notified of your
current address. (You may file Notice
of Current Address, Florida
Supreme Court Approved Family Law
lorm 12.915.) Future papers in this
lawsuit will be mailed to the address
I record at the clerk's office.
j WARNING: Rule 12.285, Florida
Family Law Rules of Procedure,
requires certain automatic disclosure
of documents and information. Failure
to comply can result in sanctions,
including dismissal or striking of
pteadings.
Dated: 12-5-06
CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT
By: Connie Coker
;* Deputy Clerk
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oman Prepares For


changee To Teaching


SFCC's program started in
September.
"Students must be very commit-
ted to the program and must attend
and participate in every class ses-
sion," says Colleen Rafatti, EPI
program coordinator. The classes
are designed to be practical, and
emphasize small-group interaction
tailored to each student's interests.
Each student also completes a
series of projects for his personal
teaching portfolio.'
Much of the EPI curriculum at
SFCC emphasizes everyday "sur-
vival skills," mastery of instruc-
tional practices, and the importance
of diversity and the needs of special
populations.
The specific topics covered


include assessment, communica-
tion, continuous improvement, crit-
ical thinking, diversity, ethics,
human development and learning,
learning environments, planning,
role of the teacher, and technology.
Courses also include field experi-
ence, instructional strategies, class-
room management, professional
foundations, reading, and specific
workshops in career planning and
test preparation.
All classes. are led by experi-
enced teachers or administrators in
the K-12 environment in Florida
schools.
The institute hopes to serve
career changers, displaced workers,
early retirees, veterans, parents
returning to the-workforce, or sim-


ply people looking to make a dif-
ference.

Prospective teachers must pass
three separate exams: one demon-
strating general knowledge, one
showing knowledge in a specific
area, and the professional educa-
tion exam. The EPI program pri-
marily focuses on the third.
The EPI hosts a monthly infor-
mal orientation at the Highlands
campus on a Thursday night. For
orientation dates or specific pro-
gram information, phone Rafatti
directly at (863) 784-7403, or e-
mail her at Rafattic@southflori-
da.edu. The program also has a
page -on the college Web site:
www.southflorida.edu.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Sheila Daniels of Zolfo Springs is part of South Florida
Community College's first group enrolled in the Educator
Preparation Institute. Daniels decided she'd rather teach ele-
mentary pupils than manage truck deliveries The institute was
specifically created to put career-changers and others with
bachelor's degrees on the fast track to becoming certified K-12
teachers in Florida public schools.


for something different."
But what?
Her mother a special educa-
tion teacher for years pointed
out to Daniels a short article about
SFCC's EPI program. The idea of
becoming a teacher didn't immedi-
ately grab her, until she'd men-
tioned the program to a friend. He
encouraged her to think about it.
"I thought: How could I get out
in front off all those kids?" she
remembers. "I'd be petrified!"
But then the idea of'atteriding-
school just on Saturday began to
grow on her. "What? Am I nuts?"
she recalls thinking. After all, she
Nas working a demanding job full-
time.
But then she remembered how
much she used to enjoy school -
and how all her favorite teachers
from Hardee High School were all
. gone. She-had grown to appreciate
those teachers who made sure she
learned, and who made the special
effort to make class interesting.
Now, she's hoping to emulate
them by working weekdays' and
attending school Saturdays.."I'm
making it work, and love it!"
Daniels admits she gained a good
dose of enthusiasm from spending
an entire day obser, ing a first-year
teacher in a local school. "'I just
enjoyed watching the kids learn. I
thought: 'That will be me, too,'"
Her fellow EPI classmates pro-
vide a continual stream of support.
"I enjoy getting up early on
Saturday and, learning what the
instructors have to give us that day,
For me, it's definitely been worth
it."
And,, she no longer fears her


future elementary school students.
"You hear the media-hype stories
about violence towards teachers.
It's dramatic, yes, but now I don't
think about it. I know now there are
good kids out there that really want
to learn. You just try to reach the
ones you can.
State education authorities
expect such alternative certification
programs to help alleviate Florida's
critical shortage of highly-qualified
teachers.
'StuLdents like Daniels'get not just
an alternative but an accelerated
menu of coursework needed to
meet the state's professional educa-
tion requirements. Students can
complete the program in as little as
10 months.' Once certified, SFCC's
EPI graduates can take jobs any-
where in Florida.
Any adult with at least a bache-
lor's degree may be eligible for
training: These adults do not have
to be employed as a teacher, or
even have a leaching background.
Prospective students, however,
have to be prepared for a fast-paced
bat flexible program that accom-
modates working or parenting
adults.
SFCC's EPI students can sigh n on
any time. The series of seven class-
es starts nearly'every month, and is
specifically designed to be taken in
any order. Typical EPI core classes
are held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday at the Highlands Campus
in Avon Park. although additional
hours are completed as Internet
assignments, The program includes
two fieldwork experiences consist-
ingpf 30 contact hours of observa-
tion in local schools.


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Schedule Of Weekly Services-


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...........1......I11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .. .. 6 30 p.m.
Wednesday 7:30 p.m.

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship.... .... 10.30 a m
Sunday E\ening 600 pmr
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....................1:00 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. 375-22534 a-.
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 am
Morning Worship .. I1 00 am
Youth Fellowship .. 500pm
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
'Wed. Bible Study ................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship. .... 11 00 am
Sunday Eening ......... ... 6 00 pm
Wednesday Prayer ...........7 00'pm
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 II 00a.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.I
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 ............. I.....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......................0:30 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...................1 :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 Ser. ice II 00 a.m.
Sunday? Nighi Worship 6 00 p m
Wednesday Pra'er Time 7-01 p m

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH,
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 106-00 a.m.
Morning Worship II 00 a.m..
Disciples Training 0 00 p m
Etening Worship 6000 pm
Wednesday Prajer 6 00 p m

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School 1000a.m.
Morning Worship 11 00 a.m.
Wednesday Pa,.er 7 00 p m

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH,
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
SundaN School .. 10 00a.m.
Morning Worship .. I I-'00a.m.
-Evening Worship 600p m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids. 0 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.
Enghshg Service ...................1:30 a.m.
General Worship Service..........1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Ser ice 1 00 p.m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W Main SL i'RobarLs Chapel)
773-0427.~ ~ r,
Celebration Ser. ice 10 30 a.m.
\\ednesda\ Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group 7 00 p m.
Youth Cell Group .... 7 00 p m.
Children's Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH.
6885 State Road 64 Easi 773-3447
Sunday School 1000 a.m
Morning Worship 1.I 00 a.m
Evening Worship 7..... 70 p m
Wed. Evening Worship 7:00 p m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
S 773-9678
Bible Stud 10 00 am '
Worship Ser ice .11 00 am
.Wednesda) .700p m .
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship .......,9:30 a.m.
Sunday) Bible Clas I 1-30 a m.
Sunday) E\ening Worship 0 00 p m
Wed. Night Bible Class 7 00 pm
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month... ....4:00 p.m.
S CIIiRCHI OFGOD,
Marlin Luther King Blid.
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............1........11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night..............;....7:30 p:m.


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WAUCHULA

ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service................... 11:30 a.m.
Evening Service ...................... 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath. ....7:30 p.m.
Fri. Night (Holy Ghost Night)..7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH.
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship................1..... 1:00 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. Pahnetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service.................... 7:00 p.m.-
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800,
Praise & Worship...................10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship...... ....... 11:00a.m.,
Evening Worship ........ ........6:00 p.m.:.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA ,
713 E. Bay St. -7,73-4722 .
Escuela Dominical 9 45 a m
Servicio de Adoracion 11 00 am
Predicacion II 31.1 a m
Estudio Biblie. Miercoles 7 70 a ni
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHRURCII
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243


SUN1).W:
Children's Progiamming
(0-12th grade 9) 3 I 30 a m
Adult Bible Stud. '9 30.10 30 -a ni
Worship Sert ice 10-I .I n
WEDNESDAY: .
Dinner 5 30 p m
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class .
(Lil'Ki.'Sonshine Singers 6 306 00 p in
. Jam Team. 0 30-7 15 p m
K-5th Kids korld Groups 7 15.- 0 p.m-
6-12th Grade .o0jsisi 0 30 5 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 r
Morning Ser ice II 1 a m
Evening Worship. l0l p.m.
Wednesday' Prayer ..... ..........7;00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH!
S1347 Marlin Luthcr King At'e.


S / -6556O .
Sunda-, School ., in.a.m
.Morning Ser~ice II T.1100 a r
Evening Worship 0 00 p m
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting ;'
Bible Stud,' 6:00 p. n.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study .........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED '
METHODIST.CHURCH .
207 N. Seventh Ave. 77344267.,
Sunday School 9:45 a m
-Traditional Sunday Worship..;.-.l :00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............1.0:00 a.m.,
Wednesday Acti cities 6 00 p m

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMNIBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida .Aenue 773-9386'
Sunday School 00 a m
Sunday Morning Worship I' 1-41 a m
E\ening Worship 0 0I1 p m
Tuesday 'ourh Sen ice 7A. 0 p m
Wednesday Family Ministri "( 10p m
THE GOSPEL TA BE RNAGLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Ser ice IIIl 0l, a m
Evening w.,orship .. 00it p m
Wednesday) Set, ice 00i p 1-1
1 HEARTLAND r
CONMMUNIT- CHURCH
S, 1262 Main St. 767-6500>
Coffee & Donu s n OI.i j n
Sunday School j 30 a m
Worship ....... l0 30 a m
Wed. Night Dinnei 0 Iii p ri
Wed: Bodybuildeis AJul Cl(
Crossroads & Lighihou'c Mm 1 p m:

IGLESIA DE DIOS
PENTECOSTAL, M.I.'
903 E..Summit St. 8631 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortir
Martes... ........... 7 311. 0 ) pm .
Viernes 7:30-9:00 p.m."'"
Domingo .............11:00 a.m.- :00p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA :
Old Bradenton Road- "
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES E NG L IS H
155'A nIman Road 1131
Sunday Morning.. Ii.i i, ni
Tuesday.Evening 31.1 p m
Thursday Evening :.0Ii p m
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPiNISHIi
Sunday Evening 4:00 pm. m.
Monday Everiing c' 30 p
Wednesday Etenin-; 30 p m
LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7tliAve.
Wauchula, FL


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service............ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
... 735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1 999 State Road 64 East
Sun day School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service.......... ..... 11:00 a.m.
'Church Training 5:15 p.m.
S Everiing 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
Morn. \orship (Ist & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Mbrnin~ri Worship ............ ..:.,11:00 a.m.
2nd Sun'day Youth Service:......4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor f:....-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 ....... 1........11:.00 a.m.
-Discipleship Training 6 00 p.m.
Evening'Worship ................... 7:00 p.m.
XW. dnesda.i Suppper........,.., :...5:30 p.m.
Wednesday. Prayer ......... ........6:45 p n.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 %. Main St. -1735-0321
Sunday School 45 a, m
SM.-rning W'orship II 00a m .
E\criirig \orship 0 10 pm
\VeJneda., Bible Stud C 30 p m
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
ClCHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
I & 3' Sun Communion 10 00 a.m.
2'& 4" Sun Diuine \.:,rship 10 00 a.m.
Bible Stud 11 15 am.
Felloh ship each Sunda% after ser ice

PROGRESS E MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHUlRCH
149 Manles Road East Main 773-5814
Sunday% S.hol 9 30 a.m.,
Worship Ser, ic 11 00 a.m.
-Wed.,;Byening Praei 7 g10 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North iS Hyv17 :
Morning Serit ce 10 30 am
S\'ednLsda, Stud,/Learning 0 30 p m
RI1 ER\ IE\% HEIGHTS MISSIONARY.
BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program \\ ZZS Sunda% .9.00 a m
Sunday' School .10-00 a m
lMorning \\orshjp II OI a m
Evening \\'oi*hip 6 00 p m
\\ednrcsda, Pri ter ..:....7:00 p.m.
, ; 1 ,. .* c ,0' .- .riM rii c,/.
S SOUL j .ARN'ES;IfIINISTjlX .pT
1337 HA.. 17 South. l\auchula .,*
Sunday School 10 00 a.m.
Morrinm- \\orship II 00 a.m.
Eening Sei% ce 6 00 p.m
c\dnc'dja Sci'. ice 7 00-p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th A\e.- 773-6418
Sunday 00 a.m.
H DJ) s,.. .... ....

ST. MICHAEL'S '":''
CATHOLIC CHURCH'
i 408 HeardBridge Road.-'773-4089
Saturday) Mlss.iEnglish 500p.m.
(Spanish) ............7:30 p.m.
Supday ,(Spanish). ....... ..,. 7:00 a.m.,
S, Englih)' ,S 30 a.m.
i Sp ni.'hi II 00 a.m.
i .Cre..l)1. I O i p.A:"
Daily M.as in English '330 a.r 'n

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
S. 205S.-l1thtAve.-773-9927
Sablith Suhool .9 30 a m
I.Morning ..orship 11.00 a m
TucLS Pipaer Mecng 7 00pm
SOLITHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
515 S. 10th A'e. 773-4368
'Sunda', S,.hu'ol .. .0 45 am.
Mornrin.g \\oIhip II C0 a.m.
.E'enin. \\orihip. 000pm
\\edrie:day Pra.,er 7 )00) p m

SPIRIT \WIND TABERNACLE
(; 1652 Old Bradenlon Road
8nN *. f73-2946 '
Sunday N1Moming Worshilh... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship . .. .... ...6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ......... 7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship.. . . .7:30 p.m.
;t ERiNA'CLE OF PRAISE & JOY .:
b. I IOrange St. S '
Slinia, S>L _,i-.l I1 00 a.m.
lorninii \Orhnp II 30a.m.
'Evcnii. w.o'rship 7 00 p.m.
.+u s i'bl' bid, & Child Train 7 O0 p.m.
F'da., Pra,er SeCULcL 00 p.m.

IAlUCHUL', CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.'
,' 773-0199


SundaO School
Mdirning ,, or'hp

HeIJ Night Fam Training
. Thtiii 'oulh Bible Slud,,
'Ffida, Nignht worship *


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. ......... 730 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 p.m.

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
102 N. 6th Ave. (Earnest Plaza)
773-2929
Sunday Service. . . .. 1:00 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 Stalte Road 64.East 773-3447
Sunday School . . 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ........ 1:00 a.m.
E ening XXc.Worship ..... .. of 00 p min
"'.\ednsda., orhip ......... 00 p m

COMMUNITY \%hESLE.AN CHURCH
Gardner
Sunday School ...... 10:00 a.m.
Morning worshipp . . I11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .......... .7:00 p.m.
-Wednesday Service ..... ..... 7:00 p.m.

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

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHUtRCH INC.
Corner of 6th and Hickory
Sunday School 10-00 a.m.
Morning Worship II 00 a.m.
Evening worshipp 700' p.m.
Wdnrsda 7' 30( p m'

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 61h & Suvanee- 735-0114
Bible Stud 10:00 a.m.
worship Ser ice 11:00 a.m.
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
: South Hwy. 17- 494-5456
Sunday> School . . 10:00 a.m.
Morning worshipp ....... 11:00 a.m.
\\ednes Pr er . ....7:00 p.m.

I, MARANATHA BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Stee Roberts Special
& Oxendine Rds. 735-2524 735-0989
Sunday School .. 10:00 a.m.
Worship 11:00 a.m..
Evening 6:00 p.m.
\\ed Bible & Pra,,er Meet 7:00 p.m.
NE\% VISION \\ORSHFP 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. southh & F T H .. .... ..00 p m


ZOLFO SPRINGS

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD
FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street a
Sunday Worship .... ...... 10:00 a.m. Z
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ...... .... 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship .......... 7:30 p.m.-j
Saturday Worship........... 7:30 p.m. ,
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH '4
Pioneer Park j
2nd Sunday ............... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ............ 6:30 p.m. ',.
5th Sunday ... ............ 6:00 p.m.,)

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. 1

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. t
Servicio ........... .. 11:00 a.m. I
Pioneer Club ....... ....... .6:30p.m. {
Servicio de la Noche. ..... .7:00 p.m.
Nlierecoles Merienda ... .600 p.m.;
Servicio ............ .... 8:00 p.m.
Sabado Liga de Jovenes 5. :. .,5:00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO
320E. 41h St. 735-1200
Sunday School .. ... .. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ... ...... ... 11:00 a.m.
Training Union.. . .. 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p:.m.
-Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.,
.,* *' )


Reember Oaying 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.
wasn't it? "
You're older nowv. But you're
still playing hide-and-seek. You're
hiding from the Lord. But 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.


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Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown


A LETTER FROM GOD
I found the following excerpt on the Internet. It spells out my senti
ments exactly. It has been edited for space, but hopefully it will touch yoi
as it has me:
Dear Children,
It has come to My attention that many of you are upset that folks ar
taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn'
actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your pre
decessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a time
of pagan festival; although, I do appreciate being remembered anytime.
How I personally feel about this celebration can probably be most eas
ily understood by those of you who have been blessed with children of you'
own. I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birtl
just, get along and love one another.
Instead of griping about words like "Merry Christmas" versus "Happy
Holidays," remember that I gave everyone down there free will and choice
If someone doesn't want to acknowledge Me in the season, don't complain
about him. Pray for him. Now, having said that, let Me go on.
If it bothers you that the town in which you live doesn't allow a scene
depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and
put in a small Nativity scene on your own front lawn. If all My follower:
did that, there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town squan
because there would be many of them all around town.
Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday
tree instead of a Christmas tree. It was Me who made all trees. You can an
may remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if yot
wish; I actually spoke of that one in a teaching that explains who I am ii
relation to'you and what each of our tasks are (John 15:1-10).
If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth, here i:
my wish list. Choose something from it:
1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday
is being celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away front
home. They are terribly afraid and lonely this time of year. I know, they tel
Me all the time.
2. Instead of writing George complaining about the wording on the
cards his staff sent out this year, why don't you write and tell him that you'l
be praying for him and his family this year. Then follow up. It will be nice
hearing from you again. Remember, I'm the one who put George in tha
big white house in the first place.
3. Instead of giving your children a lot of gifts you can't afford and
they don't need, spend time with them. Tell them the sto i\ of M.y birth and
why I came to live with you down here. Hold them in your arms and remind
them that I love them.
4. Did you know that someone in your town will attempt.to take hi
own life this season because he feels so alone and hopeless ? Since you don'
know who that-person is, try giving everyone you meet a %%arm smile. I
could make the difference.
5. Finally, if you want to make a statement about your belief and loy
alty to Me, try behaving like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that yoi
wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you ar
one of Mine. :.
PS Don't forget: I am God and can take care of Myself. Just love Me
and do what I have told you to do. I'll take care of all the rest. Check out the
[list above and get.to work; time is short. Here's one more thing for you to
remember: While your kids believe those presents come from a big man in
Ia red suit, you remember that those gifts really came from Me. If I migh
quote Myself: "Every good and perfect gift is from above" (James 1:17).
? Adam Shanks is minister of the Church of Christ in Wauchula. He can be
e-madled at wearewe@earthlink.net
.. ........... ...


FinancialSolutions
y By Patrick M. Lange
Licensed Financial Advisor


HOW TO BE AN INFORMED GIVER
In the past few years, Americans have given generous:` to disaster
u relief efforts in our country and around the world, while at the same time
supporting local causes near to their hearts.
With the increase in charitable organizations, many people are taking a
, more active role in determining which causes to support by seeking confir-
mation of the charity's legitimacy as well as monitoring the effective use of
their donations. The process of selecting a charity can leave even the best-
e intentioned philanthropist confused and overwhelmed.
There are a few simple steps you can follow to help insure your money
is being used effectively and efficiently by the organizations you choose to
support.
Step 1: Clarify your own values and preferences. Before you reach for
your checkbook, ask yourself a few questions. What is important to you?
What do you want to support? Is there a particular area in which you are
interested? Healthcare?. Education? Hunger? Is there a particular demo-
graphic you would like to support? Children? The elderly? A specific eth-
nic group? Would you prefer to give to a local, regional, national or global
d organization?
By taking the time to answer these questions, you can identify causes
s and organizations that are important to you and take steps to align your
e financial resources with your personal values making your donation even
more meaningful. .
y .Step 2: Gather facts to evaluate charities. Once you have determined
d which organizations meet your criteria, it's time to do some research to
u make sure the programs. mission and goals of the charitable organization
match your own. You can start by asking who they are and what they do. A
legitimate organization will be able to articulate its strategy and purpose
clearly.
Make sure the charity can explain its shon- and long-term goals as well
y as the methods used for measuring success. You %want to be sure that the
charity is actually making progress toward achie% ing its goals and has spe-
cific criteria for evaluating its progress. Reputable charities % ill be willing
to share all of this information with you. If they don't have a policy of full
1 disclosure,. consider making a donation elsewhere.
In addition to evaluating a charitable organization's goals, you'll want,
It to investigate its financial health. Be sure the money \ou donate is actually
going to the purpose promoted by the charity as opposed to overspending
d on fund-raising and other administrative expenses. Charitable organizations
d are legally required to provide you with a copy of their most recent Form
d 990 if you ask. This form is filed annually with the IRS and outlines infor-
mation about the organization's budget and financial plans. The company's
annual report is also a resource for budget allocation and program informa-
t lion.
If you don't have the time or the resources to personally investigate a
charity, there are a number of companies BBB Wise Giving Alliance
(%%www.give.org). Charity Navigator (www.charitlyna\igator.org), and.
- GuideStar (w w\w.guidestar.org) to name a few that offer unbiased char-
ity evaluations., This is an excellent place to get more information on a char-
ity's financial health, fundraising practices. day-to-day efficiency and
accountability standards.
S These watchdog groups also offer guidelines and accountability stan-
0 dards on acceptable spending habits for a charitable organization. Generally
speaking, the standards advocate that a charitable organization spend at
least 65 percent of its total expenses on program activities and set limits on
the percentage allowed for fundraising and overhead costs.
Step 3: Document your charitable giving. When you're decided on the
charities you \would like to support and determined the most effective plans
for giving, it is important to keep records of your donations A gift to a qual-
ified charitable organization may entitle you to a charitable contribution
deduction against your income tax if you itemize deductions. For gifts of
less than $250, a canceled check or credit card statement is sufficient for
IRS teluirements. For donations of $250 or more. you will need a proper-
ly wodrded recip t' from the charity confirming your donation.
And remember, if you received a tangible., benefit %with your donation
such as tickets to an event or dinner, you can only deduct the excess of sour
donation over the fair market value of the tickets or dinner.
As evidenced by estimates that this year's charitable donations will
reach $250 billion in the United States, many people are taking" steps to
integrate philanthropy into their overall financial plan. A professional finan-
cial planner or tax advisor can offer help in selecting the most appropriate
method of charitable giving for you and ensuring that your choices meet tax
and legal requirements.
By taking the time to thoroughly evaluate charitable organizations.
you'll give yourself the peace of mind that your money is being used %wise-
ly, effectively and for the purposes you intended.


Before we set our hearts too
much upon anything, let us
examine how happy those are
who already possess it.
-Francois de La
Rochefoucauld


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Nature will bear the closest
inspection. She invites us to lay
our eye level with her smallest
leaf, and take an insect view of
its plain.
-Henry David Thoreau


CHAPEL
Chapel services had 93 residents
in attendance. Pastor Jim Williams
spoke on the process of Christ's
birth and His death. Special music
by The Chapel Choir. Ushers were
Nelson and Jamenelle Phillips,
Denis and Gert LaChance. Don't
forget choir practice at 2 p.m. and
Bible study at 3 on Wednesdays.

COFFEE HOUR
We are getting more people in
the park every day. There were 118
at coffee hour Monday morning.
We sang Happy Birthday and
Happy Anniversary to the ones
with these events in October,
November and December. Chair
people gave their reports and mer-
chants certificates, given out. The.
50/50 was won by Bob Gregore.
Our speaker was Joe Vessels
from Cox Pest Control. He gave a
very informative talk and also. gave
out some gift certificates.

SHUFFLEBOARD
At Lakeland Dec. 4 Ruth Tate
and Ruth Brown took second in
consolation. Our inter-park shuffle
is about to begin, 'this is always a


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"Twas the night of the Hardee County Parade and all through the town .
All the creatures were stirring and making quite a sound! There were clowns,
eauty queens, marching bands, galore, important officials, dancers, carriage
and more. But what to my wondering eyes that night did come alive, but the
Hardee County Chamber of Commerce "Christmas: Past, Preseht; & Futbre"',
Parade, December 2, 2006. All the floats, Hardee County Royalty, cars, and
trucks as well, marching bands, children, horses, Santa and some elves,
brought smiles and laughter to young and old alike spreading the joy of
Christmas with such a delight. Our grand Marshals for the parade; Elizabeth
Durrance and Miles Judah, were a nifty sight in a sporty red Jeep. Mrs. Hardee'
County Sophia Peavy and husband Eric, just home from Iraq,, rode to honor
those still overseas. The Chamber directors rode in a jazzy black truck, giving
us quite a treat. Great times and good fun for those who came, and may joy,
peace, and love flow out to all the same."
We appreciate your part in the parade. Of course it takes lots of prepa
ration before the parade rolls. Thanks to parade sponsors; Mosaic, and Doyle
Carton, Ill. The parade committee; Carol Hancock, Terry Atchley, Jama Abbott,
Sandy Larrison, Vanessa Hernandez, Jason Clark, Tony Pazzaglia, Lavon Cobb,
Bo Rich, Dottie Conerly, Janet Hendry, & Tamara Hendry."A special thanks to the
The Winners of the judges, Martha & Jennifer Lewis, Jim
lat me tition r e:Cobia, and Mike Deal. MC, Gary Deltoro,

CHURCHES Clark, Nichole Lindsey, Sid Crews, Austin
1" Place Faith Temple, Wauchula Scheipsmeier, English Chevrolet, Fl.
2n Place New Hope Baptist National Guard Armory, Cori Abbott karley
ChurchArmory, Co Abbott, Karley
Church & Madison White, Sheriff Posse, Sergeant.
RV PARKS
1, Place Crystal Lake Village John Vincent, Robarts Family Funetal
S COMMERCIALHome, Sam Fite, SchooL District, partici- .
1" Place CF Industries pants and fans, just to name a few. Thank
2" Place Long's Air Conditioning you to Roger Conley, First Baptist Church,
NON-COMMERCIAL Comcast, Sherry Williams, Herald
1" Place Sheriffs Dept. Jail Advocate, City of Wauchula, and Clear
Division Springs. And now it is time to say, "THANK
2nd Place North Wauchula YOU and Merry Christmas to all and to all,
Elementary we'll see you next year."
With our Thanks at Christmas time,
2:c1 ..-c The Hardee County Chamber of Commerce


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NEWS OF INTEREST
At our craft sale and snack bar
that was held on Dec. 2, we had a
big crowd. Lots of crafts and a lot
of good food was consumed. We all
appreciate the cooks, servers and
all the crafters for all the hard work
that goes into putting this on.

GAMES
Bowling for: Nov. 29, Cindy
Gregore had high game of 166 and
Arlene Seabright had high series of
466. Bob Bellis had a high game of
179 and he also had high series of
493.
One night of euchre had first
place Rose Mary Huesing, second
place Ralph Wine and third place
Pat Kenny. Second night of euchre
had first place Norma Houser, sec-
ond place Juanita Lee and third
place Norb Stang.

COMING EVENTS
Don't forget this Saturday we are
trimming our Christmas tree in the
rec hall. We will sing carols after
and have some good snacks and a
lot of visiting with all our friends.


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WES Honors Top Cats


The faculty of Wauchula Elementary School has selected. Top Cats for the first nine weeks of
school. Shown here are pre-k students (from left) Andy Lopez, A.J. Rodriguez, Cristal Miranda,
Isabella DeLaRosa, Veronica Santiago, Jesus Lopez and Owen Schraeder.


In addition to receiving a Top Cat certificate, students who are selected also get paw-print shoe-
lace covers as a special reward for showing good personal conduct. Shown here are: (front row,
from left) Gilberto Cardoza, Wanya Washington, Gemi Saunders, Alysa Salazar and Makyla
Deubary; (middle) Adriana Olivas, Miles Yates, Cesar Fimbres, Marissa Chancey, Danielle Smith,
Anahi Arroyo and Yesenia Flores-Galabis; (back) Felix Mancillas, Diana Arana, Tamara St. Fort,
Chris Reyna, Cody Spencer and Diante Leslie; not pictured is Hannah Napier.


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Students are even rewarded with a special "Top Cat Lunch" the following Monday, where they are
allowed to eat on the stage, which is decorated for the occasion, and are treated to iced tea nor-
mally reserved for the faculty. These excited Top Cats grin for the camera; they are (front row,
from left) Kaylan Birmingham, Bo Villarreal, Bryce Hernandez, Claire Carlton, Anahi Ramos, Alivia
Hodges and Julianna Harrison; (middle) Halley McLeod, Donquarius Rosario, Waylen
Richardson, Matt Tyson, Adriana Arana, Alan Nickens and Dustin Willis; (back) Dawson Cantu,
Andy Moreno, Denali Briones, Sarah Carlton, Conchita Torres, Shelby Zeigler, Yamilex Miranda,
Bryan Conrad and Marvin Cook; not pictured is Joely Garza.


The ceremony is held during a school pep rally, and after the awards are passed out staff mem-
bers and Top Cats get to participate in games like tricycle relays, "Dizzy Lizzy" and clothes ,
exchange relays that the student body gets to watch and cheer on. These smiling Top Cats are:
(front row, from left) Valeria Rodriguez, Brenda Rosas, Rosie Fimbres, Brooklyn Graham, Soraya
Castillo, Araceli Mota, Arianna Perez and Briana Hanchey; (back) Erika Ramirez, Shayna Harned,-.'
Sheila Parlor, Abel Villarrell, Juan Hernandez, Isaac Flores, Norberto Gonzales and Wyatt Zeigler.


All around students must show to their teachers that they are worthy of being called Top Cats
through good behavior and with their schoolwork. The students chosen for the prestigious award
shown here are: (front row, from left) Miguel Ruiz, Victoria Obregon, Emily Patarini and Shelby
Gibson; (middle) Alexx Brant, Alejandra Salgado, Cody Davis, Tanner Carlton, Darwyn Howard,
Jax Ullrich, Mariela Miramontes and Mallory Gough; (back) Jacques Brown, Lindsey Barwick,
Joley Pleger, Cameron Herrera, Kara Friers, Ellie Palmer, Gracie Albritton and Brooke Shaw.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Top Cat recipients must be responsible, considerate and show good behavior. Students pictured
here exemplify what a Top Cat should be. They are: (front row, from left) Kaydance Owens, Brenda
Miramontes, Valeria Cardenas, Jordan Evers, Cheyenne Pohl and Gloria Mejia; (middle) Raul
Diaz, Toby Richardson, Ricardo DeSantiago, Hannah Carlton, Austin Beck and Genesis Torres;
(back) Refugio Moreno, Hector Velerio, Eric Montoya, Christian Judah, Morgan Walters, Morgan
Evans and Rebecca Albritton.


Teachers secretly select up to four students from their respective grades to be recognized at
each Top Cat assembly, held in the gym of the former Hardee Junior High. Some of these stu-
dents chosen this nine weeks are (front row, from left) Brooke Conley, Hannah Grisinger, Sonya
Fowler, Stephanie Belmares and Cristal Huerta; (back) Lark Lukawski, Savanah Miller, Karlee
Henderson, Luke Winter, Dustin Goodwyn, Tyler Helms and Zachery Taylor.


A human being: an ingenious
assembly of portable plumbing.
-Christopher Morley


Miami, Florida, gets its name 'The past is a foreign country;
from an Indian word, "mayami;' they do things differently there.
meaning "biq water." -Lesley P. Hartley


During the Top Cat Assembly, the grade level that show the

most school spirit and audience manners gets awarded the
School Spirit Stick. These Top Cats seem happy to participate in
the schoolwide event. They are: (from left) Jonathan Martin,
Gabrielle Allen and Brandi Swearingen.


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COURTESY PHOTO
U.S. residents at Eastern Ontario Crystal Lake Reunion at Bass
Lake, Ontario in August.

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Once a student is selected for the award, parents are notified Students must also showcase cooperation with others, self-
ahead of time and often surprise their Top Cat, who will be rec- control and time management. Shown here are four students
ognized in front of the school. Recognized this nine weeks were who more than meet the requirements for Top Cats, (from left)
(from left) Jennifer Aguilar, Michaela Villarreal and Aaron Selena Miranda, Hollyann Brown, Parker Carlton and Hayden
Delatorre. Lindsey.


The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls

The walkers are already up to MUSIC
speed and they just started. It is a This week we also held our sec-
nice group. The mornings were ond music jam on Sunday, Dec. 3.;
crisp and clear. Fun for walking in Fourteen musicians came to enter-
with friends. Our exercise group is tain 57 of us sitting on the lawn out-
going strong. We have quite a side the Rec Hall. The 50/50 was
group of us getting fit. won by Donna Tucker, Ed Tipton
Have you noticed the park all and Rita Clyde. Merchant certifi-
decked out? We decorated the Rec cates went to Jerry Kruys, Arthur
Hall on Monday, Dec. 4. Claude Weyant, Jackie Meadows, Carolyn
Longueuil put the tree up. He and Bayme and Betty Wade.
Charlotte Longueuil put the lights
on it. Charles West, John Bayme ICE CREAM SOCIAL
and Mark Herman decorated the This is a week of "seconds."
windows. Six ladies came and real- Monday, Dec. 4, was when we held
. ly did a fantastic job on the tree and our second Ice Cream Social cele-
the rest of the room. Claude has put rating December birthdays and
up lights decorations around the anniversaries. Those having a birth-
park, too. It sure looks like Christ- day this month are Joni Branham
mas around here. and Thelma LeBright on Dec. 7,
Fred Lewis, Dec. 10; Emma West,
BREAKFAST Dec. 11; and Joan Newton, Dec. 20.
We held our second breakfast on Anniversaries are Charles and
Saturday, Dec. 2. It was a huge suc- Emma West, Dec. 20; Harry and
cess. Jo Moore and Forrest Grooms Joan Newton, Dec. 22; and friends
made sausage gravy. Forrest and of the Oasis, Curt and Jackie
Fred Marsh cooked sausage, pan- Meadows, Dec. 29.
cakes and biscuits. Coffee and The Ice Cream Social was not
orange juice rounded out the break- onl. enjoyed b\ them. there %were
fatL for: the 42 hungry eaters. 46 people there. Our hosts %ere




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GAMES
On Monday, Dec. 4, there were
four Pokeno players. Mary Lou
Katzur was the winner. Again on
Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Pokeno
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A Daily Thought


THURSDAY
A shoot will come up from the
stump of Jesse, from his roots a
Branch will bear fruit.
Isaiah 11:1 (NIV)
FRIDAY
A record of the jgenealogjy of
Jesus Christ, the son of David,
the son of Abraham ... Salmon
was the father of Boaz. whose
mother was Rehab, Boaz the
father of Obed, whose mother
was Ruth, Obed the father of
Jesse, and Jesse the father of
King David.
Matthew 1:1, 5-6 (NIV)
SATURDAY
This is what the Lord says, "A
voice was heard in Ramah of
painful crying and deep sad-
ness, Rachel crying for the chil-'
dren. She .refused to be com-
forted, because her children are
dead."
Jeremiah 31:15 (NCV)

SUNDAY
Herod,, when he saw he had
been tricked by the wise .men,
was in a furious rage, and he
sent and killed all the male chil-
dren in Bethlehem and in all that
region who were two years and
under Then was fulfilled
what was spoken by the prophet
Jeremiah:
Matthew 2:17 (RSV)

MONDAY
"Shout and be glad, 0 daughter
of Zion. For I am coming, and I
will live among you," declares
the Lord... I will live among you
and you will know that the Lord
Almighty has sent Me to you."
Zechariah 2:10-11 (NIV)

TUESDAY
The angel told the shepherds,
"Do not be afraid! Listen, I bring
you glorious news of great joy
which is for all people. This very
day in David's town, a Savior
has been born to you. He is
Christ the Lord. Let me prove it
to you: you will find a baby,
wrapped up and lying in a man-
ager.
Luke 2:10-12 (PME)
WEDNESDAY
"The Spirit of the Lord will rest
on Him the Spirit of wisdom
and understanding They
returned to Galilee to their own
town of Nazareth. The child,
Jesus, grew big and strong and
full of wisdom, and God's favour
was upon Him.
Isaiah 11:2a (NIV)
Luke 2:39b-40 (NCV)
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (ME) The Message;
(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)
New English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (RSV) Re-
vised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.


the scores were even. Phase 10 was
also played on Wednesday, Dec. 5;
by four people. The winners were
Winnie DeWitt and Thelma:
LeBright.
Horseshoes has finally brought'
out some competition On Monday.
Dec. 4, there % ere fi\e players. All
the pairs won one game each. There
were several people watching to
make the game more exciting and
cheer the teams on.
POT LUCK
Here we are at bingo again.
Thursday, Nov. 30, there were 23
players. John Bayme won the
50/50., Three people won the jack-
pot; Charlotte Longueuil, Audrey
Semler and Ruby Ramey. Merchant
certificates were given to Anita
Albert, Joahne Bray, Pat Hymes
and Bill LeBright, who won two.
Tuesday, Dec. 4, found 24 play-
ers at bingo. John Bayme again
won the 50/50. Is this becoming a
habit? The jackpot was won by
Thelma LeBright. Merchant certifi-
cates went to Flo Nadeau, Dale
Bohnett, Rita Clyde, Anita Albert
and Charlotte Longueuil.
Until next time have a great
week. '.


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Best wishes to everyone cele-
brating a birthday or anniversary in
December. Happy Hanukkah,'
Merry Christmas and Happy New
Year to everyone.
BINGO
Wayne Willis won the paper spe-
cial on Dec. 1. Elaine Leverone and
Nancy Morrison split the paper
special on Dec. 4. Carolyn Gordon
will be announcing that we are now
able to get new bingo equipment.
DANCES'
The next dance is Dec. 16 with
the Memory Makers. There will
also be a dance on Dec. 23 with
The Nite Lites. New Year's dance
tickets are now on sale. Please
bring finger food to share for it.

CRAFTS
On Dec. 4, Sharon Sutton visit-
ing from Indiana showed us hwo to
make 3-D greeting. cards. Sharon
does crafts at home and always has
a lot of new ideas and crafts to
show us. Joy Beckley's craft pro-
ject on Dec. 11 was a Christmas
night light:
KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Dec. 6 were Cal and
Betty Gadsby, Dick Barker and'
Stella Niebauer. The U.S. Pledge
was led by Gary Sutton, Sylvia
Baker led the Canadian Pledge and
Don Merillat led the prayer.'
Lawrence Hierlhy was presented
with the trophy for first place in the
Wauchula Christmas Parade in our


section. Lawrence thanked every-
one for helping him. The float will
be used again in the park parade on
Christmas eve.
It has not been a good start'to
December as we learned that Al
Walker, Pat Heacock, Iva Scott and
Harry Stewart have all passed
away. It is never good when some-
one passes away but even more so
for the families as the Christmas
season approaches. Carolyn Gordon
asked everyone to stand for a
minute of silence.
The 50/50 winners were Lot 57,
Don and Flo Smith, Ed Olson,. and
Buck and Frankie Walters.
SCORES
Men's Golf Nov. 30: the winners
were As Ray Baker, Bs, Don
Harkin, Cs Dick Barker, and Dx
George Strausbaugh.
Ladies Golf Nov. 30: Partners -
low net Jan Brinker and Betty
Jacobs tied with Marilyn
Funkhouser and Aideen Dufour.
Mixed Golf Dec. 4: A or B + C or
D the winners were Aurele
Dufour, Charlie McKnight, Barb
Kramer and Dick Barker.
.: Shuffling Dec. 5: three-game
winners were Dick Barker, Lee
Roy Behymer, Allan Christopher,
Bob Funkhouser, Al Johnson, Bob
Kramer and Dewey Morrison
A musician must make music,
an artist must paint, a poet must
write if he is to be ultimately at
peace with himself. What one
can be, one must be.
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Betty Davis, the calf that came from the auction, is doing just fine.
She's a Holstein so she's never going to be fat, but thanks to her two bot-
tles a day, she is getting bigger.:
The only problem is, bottle calves tend to have digestive issues, which
result in a messy south end. I kept hoping the situation would correct itself.
No such luck.
Day after day I sat on the front step, while she alternately tugged and
nudged at her bottle, and dropped hints to whoever happened to walk by.
"Betty sure does need a bath," I hinted at Jenny.
"I'm not doing it," she replied instantly, and went on her way without
a look back. Teenagers are not well known for their diplomacy.
Hints aimed at Jill resulted in a short autobiography.
"I work all night and barely get any sleep as it is. My back hurts and
my feet hurt, and if I don't go to bed right now I'm going to fall in a heap
in the floor. I do enough around here as it is without having to bathe some
cow ?"


"Never mind!" I said, interrupting her discourse.
Jake's reaction was predictable. He laughed and breezed by like I was-
n't even there.
I knew better than to even hint at Fred; he's never changed a messy dia-
per in his life and since this project was in the same vein, there was no point
in even bringing it up.
Beihg the only one in the family who appeared to think that action
needed to be taken, I thought about Betty and her situation a lot. Finally one
evening a plan developed, so on my way home from work I stopped and
picked up a $10 electric hair trimmer.
When I pulled in the yard Jenny was just sitting down to give Betty her
bottle. I explained my plan and she wrinkled her nose and started backing
away, fully prepared to bolt.
"All I need you to do is get me an extension cord, and hold her head.
Can you do that?"
"I guess," she replied with her eyes narrowed, clearly suspicious.
I expected at the very least to get kicked, but Betty took to the buzz of
the razor like she somehow knew that it was going to help her in the long
run. I bent at the waist and went to town, shaving her from the base of her
tail down to her bend of her back legs and she never once indicated that she
had any problem with the procedure. She was calm enough that Jenny
dropped the lead she'd been holding and went into the house.
I stepped back and surveyed my work, and sweet little Betty was no
longer loathsome to look at.
I went on to pick all the hitchhiker burrs out of her coat, and brush her


down with a floor-scrubbing brush. Then I dampened a cup towel and
wiped her face and eyes, and cleaned out her ears. I think it was safe to say
that Betty was the cleanest Holstein heifer this side of Georgia.
I was proud of my accomplishment and made an effort to show off my
work every chance I got.
"Did you look at Betty's rear?" I asked Jenny later.
"It looks good, Mom," she replied, which was a total token response.
There was nothing but relief from Jill, that the task had been taken care
of and there was no danger of her being asked to do it again.
Jake simply laughed and breezed on by like I wasn't even there.
But I expected better from Fred.
"Did you look at Betty's rear lately?"
"No. I'm not that kinda guy."
"Fred! Did you see how clean she is?"
"Yeah. Yeah, great."
But the next time I sat down to give Betty her bottle, and she moo'ed
softly and rubbed her head against my leg in the first display of affection
that I had seen from her, I knew that I wasn't the only one who was happy
with my work.
I had my reward. It just didn't come in English.
C.J. Mouser is a Hardee County resident and self-syndicated
columnist. She writes about everyday life growing up in Texas and
raising kids and livestock in rural Florida. Visit her Web site at
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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage licenses
>were issued recently in. the office
o:bf the county court:
Joseph Henry Fields, 36, Bowling
Green, and Dollene Lucinda Gay,
,25, Bowling Green.
Filiberto Soto Arriaga, 25,
I;,owlingGreen, and Debra Lynn
,;Sanson, 27, Bowling Green. -
:: Maria Mondragon-Gutierrez, 27,
':Myakka City, and Norma Angelina
.:Chapa Rodriguez, 31, Myakka City.

The following small claims
::pases were disposed of recently in
l:rounty court:
::: John Dorsey vs. Daniel Medrano
:.and Crystal Ramirez, default judg-
..ment.
:: Palisades Collection LLC vs.
:Diane A. Mabry, voluntary dis-
.nmissal.
: Grimsley Groves Inc. vs. Calvary
:Contracting Co. Inc. and Matthew
^.A. Roberts, voluntary dismissal.

There was no county misde-


meaner or criminal traffic court
last week as the judge was attend-
ing a judicial conference.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Wauchula Police Department vs.
Roberto Navarro, petition for forfei-
ture.
Raymond Jack Colson and
Angela Michelle Colson, divorce.
Wauchula State .Bank vs. Mary
Villarreal et al, petition for fore-
close mortgage.
C.B. Harden Jr. and Carmen Faye
Harden, divorce.
Michael David Huss and Angie
Martinez Huss, divorce.
Katheen Eason vs. John Eason
III, petition for injunction for pro-
tection.
Consuelo Solis Negrette and
Dario Negrette, divorce.
Citicapital Commercial Corp. vs.
Gerald W. Robinson, damages.
Christina L. Detwiler and the


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state Department of Revenue
(DOR) vs. James R. Monnin, peti-
tion for child support administrative
order.
Debra L. Sanson vs. Rene V. San-
son and DOR, interstate petition for
administrative child support order.
Gelalia Velez and DOR vs.
Genero Castellano, petition for
child support administrative order.
Toby Tremaine Ellison and Eleta
approved.
Hester Lane and DOR vs. Ellis
Hodges, contempt order approved.
Sharon Outley and DOR vs. Ellis
Hodges, contempt order approved.
Claretha Wilson and DOR vs.
Ellis Hodges, contempt order
approved.

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.
Stephen Chevo Rodriguez,
aggravated assault on a law
enforcement officer with a weapon
amended to resisting arrest with
violence, 18 months Florida State
Prison with credit for time served
(CTS), $495 fine and court costs
and $115 public defender fees
placed on lien.
Raymond Ross III, violation of
community control house arrest
(original charge lewd assault on a
child), community control revoked,
nine months in jail CTS, outstand-'
ing fines and fees placed on lien.
Albury Alfred, % violation of com-
munity control (original charge
possession of cocaine), community
control revoked, 11 months in .jail,
CTS and concurrent with Brevard
'County, outstanding fines and fees
placed on lien.
Stephen William Calderon, pos-
session of marijuana and felony
driving while license suspended, 20
months drug offender probation,
license suspended two years, ran-
dom drug screens, warrantless
search and seizure, no alcohol or
drugs, evaluation and treatment,
curfew, $495 fine and court costs.
$115 public defender fees.
Douglas Gerald Gibbons, felony
fleeing to elude a law enforcement
officer, adjudication withheld, pro-
bation 18 months. $495 fine and
court costs, $115 public defender
fees, 100 hourscommunity ser\ ice;
driving while e license suspended.
time served.
Jessica Baker Juarez, possession
of methamphetamine with intent to
sell, possession of marijuana and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
estreated bonds.
Christian Lopez, fleeing to elude
a law enforcement officer using
lights and sirens, adjudication with-
Rose McKay (Ellison), divorce.
Wells Fargo Bank NA vs. Rita
T.McCurry, petition for mortgage
foreclosure.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge: i
Brian Keith Staton and Lillian
Louise Staton, divorce.
Maurice Bell vs. Florida Parole
Commission, petition for inmate
review denied.
Joseph Colavito Jr. and Shirley
L. Colavito, divorce.
Alejandro Gonzalez and Cynthia
Ann Gonzalez, divorce.
Cheryl Lynn Group and Shawn
David Group, divorce.
Willie Munn Jr. vs. Cassandra
Cook, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Tomasa Selph and DOR vs.
Timothy Mark Selph, child support
order.
Ida Health vs. Hardee County,


petition amended.
Isabel Izaguirre vs. Angel Rod-
riguez, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Deborah Anderson Neal vs.
William A. Neal III, injunction for
protection.
Victoria Sanders vs. Robert
Sanders Jr., amended injunction for
protection.
Rutha Lee Means and DOR vs.
Karim J.Almatin, child support sus-
pended.
Cicilia Reyna and DOR vs.
Joseph N. Carmona, child support
order.
E.J. Groves LLC vs. Walker &
Co. Inc., order to clarify property
title.
Shirley Ann Lovett vs. Jerry
Wayne Lovett, injunction for pro-
tection dissolved.

Child support contempt orders
were entered in the following
cases:
Thomas Souther and DOR vs.
Beth Herrera, child support con-
tempt petition denied.
Flora Martinez and DOR vs.
Kelvin Anderson, contempt order
approved.
Maria Figueroa and DOR vs.
Jorge Figueroa, contempt order
approved.
Audra McLeod and DOR vs.
Ellis Hodges, contempt order
approved.
Billolando Trevino and DOR vs.


Pete Solis, contempt order
held, two years drug offender pro-
bation, random drug screens, war-
rantless search and seizure, no alco-
hol or drugs, curfew, evaluation'
and treatment, $495 fine and court
costs, $115 public defender fees,
100 hours community service; dri-
ving while license suspended, time
served; possession of methamphet-
amine, not prosecuted.
Andy Mendoza, felony driving
while license suspended, 18
months probation, $495 fine and
court costs, $115 public defender
fees, 50 hours community service.
Ollie Moore Jr., grand theft,
transferred to county misdemeanor
court.
Jose Moreno, violation of proba-
tion (original charges possession of
methamphetamine and possession
of a concealed firearm), probation
revoked, one year, one day Florida
State Prison CTS, license suspend-
ed two years, outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien.
Jose Luis Rodriguez, possession
of methamphetamine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, trans-
ferred to drug pretrial intervention
program.
Antonio Rosas, possession of
cocaine and possession of drug
paraphernalia, adjudication with-
held, 18 months drug offender pro-
bation, warrantless search and
seizure, random drug screens, eval-
uation and treatment, curfew, $495


NOTICE OF

ANNEXATION
TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA

Notice' is hereby given that the Town Council of Zolfo Springs, Florida will hold a Public Hearing on
December 18, 2006 in the City Hall, 3210 U.S. Highway 17 South, Zolfo Springs, Florida, at 7:00
PM, or as soon thereafter as the. proposed ordinance can be heard. Following the Public Hearing,
the Council will consider, shortly thereafter, the second and final reading of the proposed annexa-
tion Ordinance 2005-10 described below by title only. It can be read in its entirety, including descrip-
tion by metes and bounds, in the Office of the Town Clerk, City Hall, Zolfo Springs.
ORDINANCE 2005-10
AN ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR ANNEXATION OF CERTAIN REAL PROPERTY KNOWN AS THE
FLORIDA RENO PROPERTY INTO-THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA, PURSUANT TO A
PETITION FOR ANNEXATION; PROVIDING INTENT, SHORT TITLE AND FINDINGS PURSUANT TO
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FLORIDA RENO, LLC
BEGIN AT N.W. CORNER OF THE S.E. 1/4 OF THE S.E. 1/4 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 34
SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, RUN THENCE EAST 141.89 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE
EAST 524.78 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 662.46 FEET; THENCE EAST 261 FEET TO WEST SIDE OF
PEACE RIVER; THENCE SOUTH ALONG WEST SIDE OF RIVER TOSOUTH LINE OF S.E. 1/4 OF
S.E. 1/4; THENCE WEST TO STATE ROAD 35A; THENCE N 44"02'22" W 165.14 FEET; THENCE N
1934'54" E 307.60 FEET; THENCE N 34031'57" E 364.15 FEET; THENCE NORTH 619.07 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING; AND BEGIN AT THE S.W. CORNER OF S.W. 1/4 OF S.E. 1/4 OF SAID SEC-
TION 21, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N
0 26'30" W ALONG WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT 372.42 FEET; THENCE S 24042'08" E 407.53 FEET
TO SOUTH LINE OF SAID TRACT; THENCE S 8915'27" W ALONG SOUTH LINE 167.45 FEET TO
POINT OF BEGINNING.
AND
THE W 1/2 OF THE N.W. 1/4 OF THE S.E. 1/4 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE,
25 EAST, LESS RIGHT OF WAY TO STATE ROAD 35A, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, LYING WEST
OF THE FOLLOWING PARCEL;
THAT PART OF THE W 1/2 OF THE N.W. 1/4 OF THE S.E. 1/4 OF THE S.E. 1/4 OF SECTION 21,
TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST, HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, BEING DESCRIBED AS
FOLLOWS; BEGIN AT THE N.E. CORNER OF SAID W 1/2 AND RUN S 8912'11" W AND ALONG
THE NORTH LINE OF SAID W 1/2 25.00 FEET; THENCE S 037'33" E 1324.62 FEET TO A POINT
OF THE SOUTH LINE OF SAID W 1/2; THENCE N 89015'25" E AND ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE
20.00 FEET TO THE S.E. CORNER OF SAID W 1/2; THENCE N 024'34" W AND ALONG THE EAST
LINE OF SAID WEST 1/2; 1324.67 FEET TO THE POINT OF BEGINNING;
AND
ALL THAT PART OF S.W. 1/4 OF S.E. 1/4 OF SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25
EAST, LYING WESTERLY OF SR #35A, LESS A PARCEL IN S.W. CORNER DESCRIBED AS FOL-
LOWS; BEGIN AT THE S.W. CORNER OF S.W. 1/4 AND OF S.E. 1/4 OF SAID SECTION 21, TOWN-
SHIP 34 SOUTH RANGE 25 EAST FOR POINT OF BEGINNING, THENCE N 0o26'30" WEST ALONG
WEST LINE OF SAID TRACT 372.42 FEET, THENCE SOUTH 24-42'08" EAST 407.53 FEET TO
SOUTH LINE OF SAID TRACT, THENCE SOUTH 89015'27" WEST ALONG SAID SOUTH LINE
167.45 FEET TO POINT OF BEGINNING;
AND
BEGIN AT N.W..CORNER OF S.E. 1/4 OF S.E. 1/4 SECTION 21, TOWNSHIP'34 SOUTH, RANGE 25
EAST, FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; THENCE N 89013'35" E ALONG NORTH LINE OF SAID TRACT
141.89 FEET; THENCE SOUTH 0005'40" EAST 619.07 FEET; THENCE S 34031 '57" W 364.15 FEET;
THENCE S 19034'54" W 307.60 FEET TO EASTERLY RIGHT OF WAY OF STATE ROAD 35A;
THENCE N. 44002'22" W ALONG SAID RIGHT OF WAY 1338.44 FEET TO PC OF CURVE TO RIGHT
HAVING A RADIUS OF 683.68 FEET AND AN ARC LENGTH OF 519.71 FEET; THENCE NORTHER-
LY ALONG SAID CURVE 272.52 FEET TO A POINT ON THE NORTH LINE OF S.W. 1/4 OF S.E. 1/4
OF SECTION 21; THENCE N 8913'35" E ALONG NORTH LINE 1243.10 FEET TO N.E. CORNER
OF SAID S.W. 1/4 OF S.E. 1/4 FOR POINT OF BEGINNING;
AND
THAT PART OF THE N.E. 1/4 LYING WEST OF PEACE RIVER AND LYING NORTH OF SR #64 IN
SECTION 28, TOWNSHIP 34 SOUTH, RANGE 25 EAST.
ALL LYING IN HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PARCEL IDENTIFICATION NO 28-34-25-0000-06300-0000 AND 21-34-25-0000-09330-0000 AND 21-
34-25-0000-09320-0000.
Interested parties may appear at the Commission Meeting and be heard with respect to the proposed
ordinance. Copies of background materials, the proposed ordinance, staff comments, if any, and appli-
cable codes and land development regulations are available at City Hall. If a person decides to appeal
any decision made by the Commission with respect to any matter discussed at such meeting or hear-
ing, he will need a record of the proceedings and for such purposes, he may need to ensure that a ver-
batim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes testimony and evidence upon which
the appeal is to be based, per Florida Statute 286.0105. Verbatim transcripts are not furnished by the
Town. Any person with a disability requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request at Telephone (863) 735-0405, Fax
(863) 735-1684.
George Neel, Mayor


Attest: Linda Roberson
Interim Town Clerk


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- fine and court costs, $115 public
defender fees, 50 hours community
service.
Collin Shirley, fleeing to elude a
law enforcement officer and failure
to fulfill duty upon damaging unat-
tended property, estreated bonds.
The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
FL Land Partners LLC to Mark F.
and Erika Butler, $138,600.
FL Land Partners LLC to Liansy
Carbonell, $291,660. .
FL Land Partners LLC to Jairo
and Beatriz Serrano, $252840.
FL Land Partners LLC to Edward
and Mireya Gutierrez, $189,900.
FL Land Partners LLC to Aurea
AR. Tomeski, $129,900.
Juan C. and Amparo A. Martinez
to Timothy and Honny Martinez,
$86,500.
Mary R. Crews to Bobby Craig
'and Donna Lynn Harris, $95,400.
Beverly A. Low to Cypress Point
LLC, $28,000.
FL Land Partners LLC to Andres
Vicente Cejas, $227,530.
Philip A. Jr. and Staci M. Cicero
to Forrest Michael Freeman Sr.,
$125,000.
FL Land Partners LLC to Errol
Drummond and Vanessa A. Miller,
$137,550.
Wilbur Van Adams to NSHE Fort
Bragg LLC, $500,000.


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8C The Herald-Advocate, Decemlber 14, 2006


Crime Botter


During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
Dec. 10, Derek Dempsey Alday, 22, P.O. Box 262, Myakka City, was
arrested by Dep. Paul Johnson and charged with violation of an injunction
for protection.
Dec. 10, Pablo Lopez, 36, of 2188 Ralph Smith Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart on a charge of non-support.
Dec. 10, a burglary on Alderman Road, a vehicle stolen on U.S. 17
South and a theft on U.S. 17 North was.reported.
Dec. 9, Heath Barkley Sanchez, 23, of 3210 Magnolia St., Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation (original charge possession of- methamplhea-
mine).
Dec. 9, Stanley Deen Jackson, 19, of 310 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula, was detained by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on charges of violation of.
probation (original charges robbery with a weapon and armed robbery). He
was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force on Dec. 8 and charged
with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.:
Dec. 9, Luciano Lara III, 38, of 426 Lee St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters on a warrant charging him with violation of
conditional release.
Dec. 9, Otis Henry Kersey, 42, of 4525 Church Ave., Bowling Green,,
was arrested by Dep. Manuel Zuniga and charged with DUI and refusal to
submit to DUI tests.
Dec. 9, a theft on Peeples Lane was reported. i
Dec. 8, Luciano Lara IV, 20, of 4520 Maple Ave., Bowling Green. vwas
arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on %warrants charging him % ith violationn






Christmas Prayer
My Christmas prayer said one Silent Night
was to go back to 0 Little Town of Bethlehem.
When It Caine Upon A Midnight Clear
Away In a Alanager Mary's Little Boy Child
was born and Hark The Herald Angels Sing.

0 Come All Ye Faithful Celebrate The
Season -Go, Tell t On The AMountain" '- : *
lViat Child Is This.

I pray for Joy To The Wvorld and Let There Be Peace
On Earth and God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.

To God Be The Glorn Sing Praise To The Lord -
0 Worship The King

-Theresa A l-ers
Wauchula
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Dec. 4, Rand\ Tyrone McLeod. 28, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on Polk County warrants charging him
with violation of probation (original charges trespass, loitering and prowl-
ing. possession of burglary tools and burglars of a con\ e ance'.
Dec. 4, Joel Chad Matthe%%s. 37. of 5009 Parnell Road. Zolfo Springs.
was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a %%arrant charging him with %io-
lation of probation (original charge possession of drug paraphernalia).
Dec. 4, a vehicle stolen on Keeton Road and thefts on Alion Carlton
Road, U.S. 17 North and Keene Road %were reported.
SWAUCHULA
Dec. 9. Pablo Macias, 35. of 3115 Magnolia St., Zolf6 Springs, was
arrested by Det. Sgt.. Da% id Stimson and charged ~oith DUI and driving
with knowledge of a suspended license.
Dec. 9, Catarino Orozco Gallardo. 21. of 4419 Dixianna Drive,
Bowling Green, and Julio Ocampo Vargas. 20,. of 444 Water Oak Drive,'
. Windsor. S.C., were arrested b. Cpl. Chris LeConte and each charged with
two counts criminal mischief and resisting arrest without violence Vargas
was also charged with loitering and prowling and a minor in possession of
alcohol.
Dec. 9. criminal mischief on Stensirom Road and on U.S. 17 South
Swere reported.
Dec. 8, Jose Luis Alharez. 21. of 135 Oak Meadow% Lane. Wauchula.
was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged w ith DULI.
Dec. 7, a theft on K.D. Re'ell Road was reported '
Dec. 6. a residential burglar\ on South llth Avenue and a theft .on
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue were reported.
Dec. 5, Joel Armond David, 39. of unknown address. Wauchula. was
arrested bN Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged \ith possession of cocaine.
possession of drug paraphernalia and obstruction of justice.
Dec. 5, Fashionette Antwanae Stephens. 18. and Naiashia Shata\ias
Williams. 24. both of 418 E. King St., Chambersburg. Pa.. %were arrested b.
Sgt. Thomas Harris and each charged with retail theft. Williams \%as also
charged with resisting a merchant.
Dec. 5, Eliazar Garcia. 39, of 1030 Nlakowski Road. Wauchula. was
arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill on a Hillsborough County %warrant alleging fail-


ure to appear in court on a charge of trafficking.


of probation (original charges burglary of a conveyance and grand theft of
a motor vehicle) and a capias alleging failure to appear in court on a charge
of disorderly conduct.
Dec. 8, businesses burglaries on U.S. 17 North and Locklar Road were
reported.
Dec. 7, Ronald Allen Marett, 45, of 6 Vermillion Court, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges on a capias alleging violation of proba-
tion (original charge possession of cocaine).
Dec. 7, a 15-year-old Wauchula youth was arrested by Dep. Shane
Ward on orders to take into custody.
Dec. 7, a theft on Hobb Road was reported.
Dec. 6, Nicholas James Alvarado, 18, of 780 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther on a warrant charging
him with vioaltion of probation (original charge possession of marijuana)
and capiases alleging failure to appear in court on charged on two counts
no valid license, no registration and attaching a tag not assigned.
Dec. 6, Lance Rico McCumber, 19, of 977 SR 64 East, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Eric Harrison on warrants charging him with burglary of
a structure, grand theft and dealing in stolen property.
Dec.6, Jennifer Ellen Wolfe, 35, of 14350 Sugar Bowl Road, Myakka
City, was arrested by Dep. Carree Williams and charged with DUI and
refusal to submit to DUI test.
Dec. 6, a 16-year-old Zolfo Springs youth was arrested by Dep. Joe
Marble on a charge of failure to appear in court on a charge of carrying a
concealed weapon.
Dec. 6, thefts on Altman Road, U. S. 17 North and Ballard Road were
reported.
Dec. 5, John Marshall Keene, 38, of 1436 Lisa Drive, Wauchula, was
detained by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a federal warrantircharging him with
violation of probation. He had been arrested; on Dec. 4, by Dep. Todd
Souther and charged with trespass and resisting arrest without force.


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Dec. 4, Gary Lee Balcer, 33, of 227 SE 46th St., Cape Coral, was
arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill and charged with domestic battery.
BOWLING GREEN -
Dec. 10, Andre Maurice Baker, 40, of 4822 Sally Blvd., Bowling-
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and charged with child abuse.
Dec. 9, Jerry Garcia, 42, of 181 Old Bowling Green Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden on capiases charging him with
two counts burglary of a dwelling with no weapon, three counts petit theft;-
grand theft, and failure to pay fines on convictions for trespassing, resisting
arrest without violence, openly carrying a weapon and driving 'while license
suspended.
Dec. 9, criminal mischief on West Lemon Street was reported.
Dec. 8, Daniel Farias, -18, of 635 Grove St., Bowling Green, wag-
arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged with assault on a la"
enforcement officer.
Dec. 8, Charlie James Crenshaw, 35, of 3889 Dixiana Drive, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with theft and
dealing in stolen property.
Dec. 7, a theft on Church Avenue was reported.
Dec. 6, Jose Rubio Gonzalez, 37, of 2400 Hutchins Road, Fort Meade:
was arrested by Ofc. Jeremei Bridges on a Polk County warrant charging
him with violation of probation (original charge DUI). -
Dec. 5, Teresa Brewer, 47, of 3037 SR 62, Bowling Green, and
Gerardo Ramos, 34. of 828 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula. were arrested by Ofe'
Daniel Arnold. Brewer was charged with resisting arrest without violence
and Ramos was charged with possession of marijuana, failure to sign cita-"
tion and dri\ ing with knowledge of a suspended license. ,"
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Dec. 9, a vehicle was reported stolen on Pear Street.
Dec. 5, Jesus Felix Medrano. 25, of 1060 Sumter Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with disorderly intoxication. "
Dec. 4, a theft on U.S. 17 South was reported.


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