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COURTESY PHOTO
Young Kayleigh Johnson stands behind a mound of "A Cuddle and A Prayer" pillows being sent to her cousin, 1st Lt. Craig Trotter,
executive officer of the U.S. Marines Fox Company stationed in Ramadi, Iraq. The over-200 pillows are for each Marine under
Trotter's command. Made by his aunt, Jeanne Newsome, mother Emily Trotter and grandmother Fronie Roe, the pillows are cam-
ouflage material on one side and tan on the other, with a pocketful of encouraging Bible verses. Lt. Trotter, the son of Wauchula
teachers Wayne and Emily Trotter, is a 1998 Hardee High School and University of Central Florida graduate. See additional photos
inside.




Stories In The News In 2006
'ere's a look back at the stories that made the news in the first half of2006. put a variety of commercial endeavors in the count 's Industrial
Development Authority Park off SR 62.


January
;/' Growth is coming to Hardee County in the new year. Proposed subdi-
visions, major planned unit developments and condos are all staking claims
in the county.
David Scheid, the chief of police for the town of Zolfo Springs was
arrested by state authorities on charges of official misconduct, grand theft,
tampering with a witness and fabricating evidence.


The remaining residents of the FEMA (Federal Emergency
Management Agency) temporary trailer park in south Wauchula have bare-
ly two weeks to vacate. Theyface a Feb. 13 deadline to be out of the park.
February
There are now two names for the K-8 school under construction in
Wauchula Hills. The east side of the divided campus will be Hardee Junior
High School and the west will be Hilltop Elementary School.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Library will
re-open on Tuesday at 9 a.m.
With a lot of cooperation,
Library. Director Diane Hunt and
her staff will be ready for readers to
return to the newly expanded and
renovated library.
' An anticipated two-month clo-
sure of the library turned into four
months as new air conditioning,
recessed lighting, carpeting and tile
were installed in both the old
library and 3,000 square foot addi-
tion.
General Services Department
head Janet Gilliard gathered %olun-
tary staff from each of her di isions
to help. Some came from Pete,
Zelyk's county probation office,
others from Jane Long's personnel
office, Jack Logan and purchasing
and Gilliard's community develop-
ment staff.
Their help encouraged the library
staff which has spent the last four
months moving books and shelving
around to accommodate work
crews. Finally, their work was done
and the staff stepped up getting the
library re-settled.
Tech Max Mindar
had to assemble and connect nine
new internet computers visitors can
use. Stacked shel] ing donated from
Lake Placid, Sebring and Avon
Park libraries hadjto be assembled.
Books had to be cleaned from all
the dust which somehow filtered
through the tarps covering them.
Then, came the massive job of
filing the thousands of books, peri-
odicals and audio-visuals.
The larger areas will allow for
new programs and sections. There
will be a front desk person inside
the U.S. 17-side entryway to direct


people.
Children, youth and teems will
split off to the south, where there
will be a large area for each group
and its own checkout desk.
Hardee was awarded a $10,000
grant for Accelerated Reader "tum-
blebooks, which allow the kids to
read on line," and other young and
youth reader materials," said Hunt.
The local library was the only one
to get a full $10,000 grant under the
Community Libraries in Caring
Program.
Adult library users will turn right
from the entryway to the main
floor, which holds rows and rows
of materials, an internet room,
magazine and newspaper. room,.
recent releases, Florida historN,
fauna and flora section, and a sec-
tion of reference books. There are
audio-visual materials, reading
rooms and, of course, rows and
rows of fiction and non-fiction
books and paperbacks. It, too, will
have its own checkout area.
The last area to be readied is the
Friends of the Library room, Where
shelving and used books have been
stored. Eventually, people will be
able to buy used books and paper-
backs donated to the library.
The Friends of the Library will
host an Open House in late January.
In ihe meantime, the library will
be open on Monday s from 9 a.m. to
6:30 p.m.. Tuesday through
Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m..
Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Saturday 9 a.m. until noon.
The library' staff is looking for-
ward to getting back to business as
usual. Hunt and administrative
assistant Bob Hendenberger will.
handle any problems which arise..
Dee Shackelford, the family ser-
See LIBRARY 3A


Manufacturing, spec buildings, business models or headquarters may .See NEWS 2006 2A


Man Robbed School Impact Fees Coming


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County schools are
planning to implement impact fees.
Last to jump on the band wagon,
the Hardee County School Board
workshop on Dec. 14 tackled the-
requirement to set impact fees on
new residents who will need
schools.
Schools Superintendent Dennis,


Jones opened the meeting by
explaining state Senate Bill 360 of
2005, called the growth manage-
ment bill. It sets a 2008'deadline for
counties to implement impact fees.
"As you know, a year goes by
quickly," said Jones.
Under a "concurrency rule,"
counties and school boards must
work together on impact fees and
other growth management issues to


First Baby Will


Be Welcomed

B JOAN SEAMAN possible.
'Of TheHrald-Advo'cate Verification of the birth, the
',.Pospctive parents .who are hospital birth card for instance,
expecting.a late present in the is needed.
arrival.of a new son or daughter The paper would like to take a
are invited to share that news photo of the proud parents and
with bur readers. their infant for presentation in
Candidates for the first baby the paper.
of the year in a Hardee County For more information, call
family should contact the paper 773-3255. or stop by the paper at
as early on Tuesday. Jan. 2. as 115 S. Seventh Ave., Wauchula.


ensure that schools, roads and other
infrastructure will meet the de-
mands of additional population.
Since the county's Comprehen-
sive Land Use Plan has to include
schools in its planning elements,
County Manager Lex Albritton and
planner 'Nick Stasko attended the
School Board meeting.
Since Central Florida Regional
Planning. Council completed the
county's impact fee study, its direc-
tor Pat' Steed and assistant Helen
Sears came to present a proposal to
do a similar study for the School
Board. At the end of the workshop,
.he board agreed to hire CFRPC to
do its impact fee study. The con-
tract will be finalized in the Jan. 11
meeting.
"' I've been working in growth
management for 20 years. You have
to keep to basic guidelines which
meet requirements and withstand
legal challenge," said Steed, report-
ing on a Polk County lawsuit on
this issue.
,' "We've been working with the
county looking at all areas on
growth and have a lot of data which
will be similar for the schools. But
you can't plan for growth without
considering school needs. If you
don't have a growth plan to pay for
schools and other infrastructure so
See IMPACT FEES 2A


PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY
Staff members Dee Shackelford (kneeling), Cathy Brant (back)
and Rhonda Darty file some of the thousands of books ready for
children, youth and adults.


At Knife Point
By JOAN SEAMAN
Ot The Herald-Advocate
A robbery victim avoided serious
injury Saturday night.
As Christmas Eve turned into
Christmas Day, Zolfo Springs Ofc.
Eric Fotheringham arrested the two
men accused of the late night theft
pt knifepoint.
Bernabe Garduna Pedroza, 33,
and Martin Ortiz-Perez, 35, both of
.114 Godwin Court, Zolfo Springs,
arrived at the Hardee County Jail
shortly after midnight.
,Pedroza faces the most serious
charges: armed robbery, a first-
degree felony; aggravated assault
with a deadly weapon, a first-
degree felony; and battery, a misde-
meanor. Ortiz-Perez is charged
with robbery, a second-degree
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Sherry White Ministries plans to open a homeless shelter for women
early next year. She needs volunteers to do interior renovation. Call 1-863-
245-1184.
The site is the old Roger's Market two-story building at 601 N. Florida
Ave. in Wauchula. Ministry offices will be located downstairs, and a 12-bed
transitional housing facility will be upstairs.
This will be for "deserving women who want to make a real change in
their lives and will be Christian-based," said Mrs. White. The women, ages
18 and up, could be released from jail, battered or pregnant.

Be careful of pets. An Ohio man last week was found strangled to death
by his pet, a 12-foot python.

The Florida Everglades has a problem with people in south Florida
releasing their pet pythons when they outgrow their cages. The pythons
then can upset the balance of nature.
University of Florida researchers have captured several pythons and
put radio transmitters on them and released them. The snakes find others of
their kind, and this ha, resulted in se\eial large p.thons being killed.,
Eradication is the goal in the E',ergljde'

A recent Tampa Tribune editorial called for the firing of Tampa Bay
Bucs head coach Jon Gruden. The Bucs won the next game over lowly
Cleveland. "
The Bups are now 4-11,, and Tony Dungy, fired b\ the Bucs, is 11-4
with the Indianapolis Colts. Gruden won a Super Bowl with Tampa in his
first year, but three of the next four seasons have been under 500.
Tribune sportswriter Roy Cummings suggested the Bucs keep Gruden
as head coach but hire a personnel manager who would have final authori-I
ty over personnel. Maybe Tampa has found a fairly good quarterback in
Tim Rattay.

President Bush is weighing options on Iraq, including increasing the
troop level over there. Probably none of the options are great.
I may be wrong but feel that increasing troop levels there would not be
a good idea, I think we are perceived as a foreign, invading, occupying
. force over there, trying to, impose our style of government and religion in
Iraq.
Our military commanders over there would naturally want more
American troops to help out. A lot of destroyed infrastructure will have to
be rebuilt in that country.

Fishing has been pretty good in Peace River lately in the deeper holes.
Recent rains this week should help water levels rise.
The citrus harvesting season is in full swing.

There has been a lot of publicity lately on too many mentally ill peo-
ple being in jails and prisons and not getting adequate treatment and thera-
py for their illnesses.

Jeb Bush has been an outstanding and popular governor. If not for his
brother being president, Jeb could be considered as a 2008 presidential can-
didate. Jeb can likely make some good money in the private sector. He
could become a U.S. senator one day and perhaps later a strong candidate
for president, especially if George W. can finish years 2007-08 on a strong
note.

Gov.-elect Charlie Crist has made a fine choice in naming Democrat
Bob Butterworth, former state attorney general, to head the controversial
and difficult Florida Department of Children and Families.

Football fans have a feast of bowl games coming up. Of particular
interest to me are FSU-UCLA, South Carolina-Houston, Clemson-
*Kentucky, Penn State-Tennessee, Iowa-Texas, Nevada-Miami, Auburn-
Nebraska, Wisconsin-Arkansas, Georgia Tech-West Virginia, Southern Cal-
Michigan, Boise State-Oklahoma, LSU-Notre Dame, and the big one,
Florida-Ohio State.

We hope all of you have a wonderful year in 2007.
It is now time to make some resolutions for the new year.
Time Magazine has named as its person of the year you!


k'~ Thae erald-A v ofCo
;.:; Hardee Cunty's Hometowni Coverage
JAMES R.-KELLY
.Pubylihii/Editor .
CYNTHIA M.KRAHL '"
Managing Editor
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Sports Editor o ProdudtioM ager
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Tire Rims
By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
A Wauchula man was
Thursday for robbing a ma
point.
Eduardo "Eddie" Rivera
Polk Road, Wauchula, was
with three felonies.
According to the Harde
Sheriff's Office report, D
Berrien, of Lakeland, had
ing to sell a set of Niche
valued at $1,700, and re
phone call informing h
buyer.


MAN ilOsI
Continued From
felony, and misdemeanor 1
According to his
Fotheringham was called
scene shortly after 1
Saturday, when the victim,
resident, reported the inci
said Pedroza pulled his
brandished a knife at hi
Ortiz-Perez forcibly to
money.
The victim was able
injury by fleeing when
allegedly tried to stab
swinging the knife at him.
Fotheringham was able
ly find and arrest the co-deo
who remain in the county


Taken At Gunnoint
Berrien agreed to meet with the
man at 4856 E. Main St, Wauchula,
arrested early Thursday morning to sell the,
an at gun- rims. Upon arrival, Berrien met
with a man named "Eddie" who
, of 1243 'claimed he wanted to purchase the
s charged rims.
After inspecting them, the man
e County allegedly pulled a semi-automatic
)emetrius handgun, cocked the hammer,
been try- pointed it at Berrien, and said he
car rims would be taking the rims. He
received a loaded them into his car and left the
tim of a scene.
Berrien positively identified
Rivera in a photo-line up as the
man who had robbed him. A search
*0 warrant was obtained, said Det.
Clay Nicholson, of the Hardee
1A County Sheriff's Office.
battery. Rivera was arrested late Thurs-
report, day as he left his home. A set of
d to the rims found in his car were identi-
11 p.m. fied by Berrien. An empty holster
a nearby and ammunition were also in the
dent. He vehicle. After searching the home,
hair and a handgun matching Berrien's
m while description was found, Nicholson
ook his said.
Rivera is charged with robbery
to avoid with a firearm, a first degree felony,
Pedroza and aggravated assault with a
him by firearm and grand theft, both sec-
ond degree felonies. Bond was
to quick- revoked on an outstanding capias
fendants, on a charge of *trafficking in
jail. methamphetamine.


NEWS 2006
Continued From 1A

Zolfo Springs fired the interim town clerk, the mayor resigned and the
whole office staff departed in one week, but Town Hall remained open in
spite of it all.

Amber Woods, 16, of Center Hill community, was found murdered in
nearby Manatee County.

The 65th annual Hardee County Fair ran smoothly with Rebecca
Durrance winning Miss Hardee County 2006 and Valerie Cobb taking the
Junior Miss Hardee County title.

March
Tracey Nix, veteran educator and administrator, was selected to
become principal of Hilltop Elementary School, the district's first new
school in 25 years. -.,

Vandolah Power Co. filed a civil action lawsuit in Hardee Circuit
Court in January, listing Property Appraiser Kathy Crawford, Tax Collector
Zee Smith and state Department of Revenue Executive Director James
Zingale as defendants. The lawsuit questions the basis on which its proper-
ty taxes were assessed.

Fifty people met for a tabletop exercise on how the county would han-
dle an event such as a breakout of Asian Avian Influenza.

"The Story of Jesus" began its five-weekend presentation. Mike
Graham of Power & Light Productions coordinates the well-known annual
production.

Sheriff Loran Cogburn got the green light to proceed with jail expan-
sion of 72 beds to increase revenue from housing federal prisoners.

Hardee County Judge Marcus J. Ezelle has announced plans to run for
election for circuit court judge in the 10th Judicial District in the primary
election on Sept. 5.
April
A federal jury has found in favor of former school administrator
Kenneth liames who claimed his civil rights were violated when the Hardee
County School Board did not renew his contract after two years.

Local businessman Richard Nicholson is enthusiastic about the deci-
sion for him, and his family, to join the America diplomatic team as a for-
eign ambassador.

.The Coast-to-Coast Corridor, from east to west and Heartland
Parkway Coiridor from north to south could become limited access roads
through Hardee County if plans by Florida's Turnpike Enterprise pan out.

The Hardee County Unit of the American Cancer Society spent last
week preparing for "Relay For Life," the annual celebration of life in honor
of those touched by cancer.

Fourth graders at Wauchula Elementary School hammered their state
counterparts in the writing portion of the Florida Comprehensive
Assessment Test; the state average was 3.9, but WES students topped that
with a 4.0.
.May
Hardee County third graders hae s.ho n great gains on state FCAT
testing. The\ closely follow statewide peers in reading and have overtaken
them in mathematics this year.

For the second time in three years the Hardee High Academic Team
has brought home a state championship. They placed first in their division
of the Commissioner's Academic Challenge.

A motor home full of volatile chemicals and the other makings of a
meth lab was discovered'and dismantled by authorities conducting a rou-
tine search of a suspect's home.

County Judge Marcus J. Ezelle became the first circuit judge elected
from Hardee County ass he faced no opposition in his bid for the job. This
county has never before had a resident circuit judge, neither elected nor
appointed.

A criminal who law enforcement officers had come to call "Teflon
Man" because they couldn't make any charges stick has been convicted on
four counts in Hardee Circuit Court.

June
The 2006 hurricane season began this week. Before it ends on Nov.
30, any one of the 16 named storms expected for the year could stop or pass
by Hardee County.

A couple of state road projects caused detours in Hardee County. The
state Department of Transportation noted detours on SR 62 and Ten Mile
Grade.

Two days of rain and temporary relief from drought seemed the
biggest results in the wake of Tropical Storm Alberto early this week.

When qualifying by the petition method closed on Monday, five of six
local candidates had opposition for the upcoming fall elections; each peti-
tion required 124 registered voter signatures.

Linda Boyette Adler was named as administrator at Florida Hospital
Wauchula, capping a nursing career that began decades ago.

NEXT WEEK: The final six months of 2006 will be reviewed.


you can pay for it within three
years, it causes a moratorium on
building," Steed said.
There is a provision, however,
that allows developers to continue.
If the developer pays his propor-
tionate share of the anticipated cost,
he can proceed with his project.
Developers can do this by setting
aside the money for construction or
acquisition of the necessary lands,
donation of the land or mitigation
banking.
An interlocal agreement be-
tween the county, municipalities
and School Board would help each
establish standards for the level of
service and financial feasibility of
projects which affect them all.
They have to annually re-evaluate
the level of service each needs.
The schools must include data
and analyses to support their five-
year work plan, document use of
public schools as emergency shel-
ters and make provision for co-
locating school in proximity to
park, libraries, community centers
and similar public projects.
Predictability and financial ac-
countability as parts of each five-
year plan is a big part for schools',
the county and cities. Each must
keep aware of whether the other
can meet its needs before a devel-
,opment order can be issued for a
final subdivision or site plan. For
instance, by the third year of plan-
ning, will schools be able to accom-
modate the children in that subdivi-
sion and still meet requirements of
class size amendments. If not, the
window for development is affect-
ed, that is when the subdivision can
build out to capacity, explained
Steed.
All this, a proportionate fair
share plan, an ordinance enacting
impact fees and credit options
must be in place by Dec. 1, 2007.
"And, expect the state to change its
growth management demands The
2005 requirement %\as the first
major one in 20 years, but others
are coming," said Steed.


COURTESY PHOiO
Many folks enjoyed the singing of carols and the good food pt
the tree trimming on Dec. 16.

Pioneer Creek RV News
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown


CILAPEL
Chapel service had 76 residents
attending. Pastor Jim Williams
spoke on the kings coming to pay
homage to the King. They brought
Him gold, frankincense and myrrh.
They followed the light that God
gave them; they confirmed their
steps by the word of God and
obeyed God without question.
Special music was by the Chapel
Choir with Tess Fullerton as
soloist. Ushers were Richard and
Rosie Reno, Minnie Hartman and
Nancy Singleton.

COFFEE HOUR
At'coffee hour we had 111.tA lot
of folks have gone back North for
Christmas. Our speaker was Rick
Foster from Comfort Cover Roof
Systems. Rick gave a very informa-
tive speech on the company and
.how their roofs were put on. The
50/50 was won by Yvonne
MacDonald.

NEWS OF INTEREST
We had a nice crowd for the
trim-a-tree and caroling event, and
a lot of finger food to eat. Everyone
there had a good time singing and,
of course, eating. The Songbirds


At i ne -erala-Aavocate, 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.


sang a couple of songs, for all of u .
too.
'We got the news that Rudy
Barham broke her elbow hanging
decorations.at their home back
North. We hope she gets better fyr
her return to Florida. At the pan-..
cake breakfast, 91 were served. To
let you know, Fern Glenn 'fell arid
broke her leg. We wish her a speedy
recovery. I want to say a speci l
welcome Back to Edna Bell and
. happy, happy, happy return
Herb Bell.

SHUFFLEBOARD 1
In Winter Haven, Larry Bro.ni
and Nancy Singleton took third jh
main on Dec. '16. On Dec. 18 ve
held a turkey shoot here in the part.
Winners were: first, Pat Kenn ;
second, Cheryl Conkle; third was a
tie with Bill Morrison and Maryalnn
Fisher.'

GAMES
On Dec. 13 euchre: first, Ralph
Wine; second, Dick Reno; and thiid
was a tie with Norb Stang and P&t
Kenney. Loners were Gdet
Lachance and Pat Kenney.
Dec. 17 bid euchre: first, Bonnje
Whitton; second, Rudy Hous&r;
and third, John Veneski.
Bowling: Dick Wilton had high
game of 199 and also high series 6f
546. Kay Glover had high game 6f
169 and also high series of 482. :

COMING EVENTS :
On Jan. 6 we will have our yaid
sale for the whole park. It will'stot
at 9 Saturday morning. We will
have our ice cream social on tle
7th, with Jo Marotta with us after
the social.



When we win on an issue, we
call it leadership. When we lose,
we call it politics. Practicing
'politics simply means increas-
ing your options for effective
results.
-John Eldred


IMPACT FEES
Continued From 1A


Hardee schools have the earliest
date of area counties to complete ts
impact fee plan. Its Jan. 1, 20(,
implementation date is well ahe4d
of others. Polk County's deadlines
March 1, 2008, Highlands May
2008, Okeechobee July 1,2008 a
DeSoto Dec. 1, 2008. Polk beg
work on its plan a year ago becau
of its many schools, rapid gro
and dense population, said Stee
Her agency is not a unit of goi-
ernment, but was created by te
Florida Legislature in 1978 to over-
see a multitude of growth project,
said Steed, who estimated the tot&
cost of the project at .$180,00),
payable in an initial $60,000 ard
$20,000 installments as portions f
it are completed.. .
So what do we do? "We keep
eye on the target, run as fast as e
can and celebrate when we all. gt
there," concluded Steed.
School Board attorney Gaven
O'Brien said the state has a veto
power of the school's funds and
operations if the growth and impact
fee study and results are not donb.
"It will be done or else. If. tte
schools don't have the financial
feasibility and plans, it stops growth
in the county.
"This is doable. It's a number of
new concepts for the School Board'
members to absorb. We need to be
cost-effective in understanding the
commitment to a financial and cogi-
struction plan. Yoiu need time to
understand this as it is new to fle
schools. Those with a vested inter-
est, such as developers and proper-
ty owners will want to tell you
what to do. But you have to sett e
down and deal with complex
issues. The planning council is non-
partisan and will keep to task," sa d
O'Brien in recommending the
board delay approving a contract
until the first meeting in January.Z
Stasko will be contact person ftr
the county and the school will
name its lead person shortly, said
Jones, as the meeting ended. ;


-REWARD -


LOST DOG

Small female tan Chihuahua. She

was wearing a multi-colored collar.

Lost in vicinity of Old Bradenton Road

on Christmas Eve. Part of the family.

If found, please call

781-0837 or 773-9925
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A Soft Spot


PHOTOS BY MICHAEL KELLY
Help came from many sources. Here Velia Crayecraft (front) files videos and Diane Moore pre-
pares them. Both are from the county Community Development office.


PHOTO BY MICHAEL KELLY
.Alexandria and Kayleigh Johnson carry one of many boxes containing the pillows into the post
office last Friday afternoon.


Librarian Diane Hunt shows off the new children's room located in the old hall-way entrance.
"With everyone's help, we will be ready to open Tuesday," she said.


Pillows filled the house while they were being made, being stacked wherever possible.
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We provide diagnostic services for physicians who feel their patients may have
some type of sleeping disorder. You no longer have to drive to Winter Haven,
Tampa or Sebring if your physician orders a sleep test.

But we don't stop there, we also offer the ability to treat the patient after the test
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JACOB G. SCHOFIELD
Jacob G. Schofield, 90, of Avon
Park, died on Wednesday, Decem-
ber 20, 2006.
He was the former owner and
operator of Schofield's Transmis-
sion Service in Miami and Naples.
He was a member of the Tavares
Masonic Lodge #234 and a mem-
ber of the Egypt Shrine in Tampa.
He is survived by his wife of 63
years, Rose Rogers; two grand-
daughters, Lisa Covington of
Hollywood and Jennifer Sanders of
Bell; four great-grandchildren,
Katie, Cody, Carie Anne and
Hailey; two nephews, James
Gravely and Thomas Badgett both
of Danville, Va.; and one niece,
Mary Wertz of San Antonio, Texas.
Graveside services were held on
Saturday, Dec. 23 at 10 a.m. at the
Wauchula Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


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NEWTON "FRED"
SPINKS
Newton "Fred" Spinks, 83, of
Wauchula, died December 20,
2006 at his home.
He was born Sept. 18, 1923 in
Mina, N.Y. and came to Wau-
chula from Sherman, N.Y. in
1965. He was a member of Lake
Dale Baptist Church, and a car-
penter. He invented the Endless
Track Convertible Chassis, a
multifunctional farm implement.
He is survived by three sons,
Arthur Spinks of Sherman, N.Y.,
Steve Spinks and wife Lori of
Bowling Green, Rodney L.,
Spinks and wife Maria of
Wauchula; three daughters, Janet
Ohmer of Avon Park, Shirley
Turner and husband Dale of
Costa Rica, Lois Robinson and
husband Johnny L. of Freeport;
two sisters, Alice Christiansen of
Jamestown, N.Y., Ella Spinks of
Mayville, N.Y.; 25 grandchildren
and 26 great-grandchildren.
Services were held at 1 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 23 at Lake Dale
Baptist Church, Wauchula, with
Pastor Jason Delgado officiating.
Burial was in Lake Dale Ceme-
tery. Visitation was Friday 6-8
p.m. at Robarts Garden Chapel.
Memorials may be made to
Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418
Sun n Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL
33872.



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529 W. Main Street
Wauchula



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BILLY ODOM
Billy Odom, 66, of Lakeland,
died Monday, December 18, 2006
at Lakeland Regional Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Lakeland,
he worked as a brick mason for
over 45 years in Lakeland.
He is survived by his two sons,
James Martin of Lakeland and
Mike Osler of Kayville; one daugh-
ter, Nina of Texas; five brothers,
Frank Lane and wife Libby of
Wauchula, Pat Lane and wife
Virginia of Auburndale, Tommy
Lane and wife Betty of Lakeland,
Mike Lane of Lakeland, and
Timmy Lane and wife Diane of
Colorado.
Services were held on Saturday,
Dec. 21, at the Brant Funeral
Chapel at 11 a.m. Burial followed
in the New Zion Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



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H.G.
GRIFFIN
H.G. Griffin, 88, of Wauchula,
died Monday, December 25,
2006 in Auburndale.
He was born Jan. 25, 1918, in,
Zolfo Springs, and had been a
resident of Hardee County all of
his life. He was a member of
New Hope Baptist Church and a
citrus grower. He was a World
War II veteran retiring from the
U.S. Navy after 20 years of ser-
vice, and was a lifetime member
of the V.F.W.
He is survived by his wife,
Ruth Griffin of Wauchula; one
son, Jim Griffin and wife Laura
of Sebring; and one sister, Polly-
anna Driskell of Wauchula.
Memorial services, officiated
by the Rev. Albert Blum, will be
held today (Thursday). at 1-1 a.pm.
at New Hope Baptist Church.
Military" honors will be provided
by the United States Navy, with
burial at sea to take place at a
later date.
Memorials may be made to
New Hope Baptist Church, 1999
SR 64 E, Wauchula FL 33873 or
Good Shepherd Hospice, 4418
Sun n Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL
33872.



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529 W. Main Street
Wauchula



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H.G. GRIFFIN
H.G. Griffin, 88, of Wauchula,
died Monday, December 25, 2006
in Auburndale.
He was born Jan. 25, 1918, in
Zolfo Springs, and had been a resi-
dent of Hardee County all of his
life. He was a member of New
Hope Baptist Church and a citrus
grower. He was a World War H vet-
eran retiring from the U.S. Navy
after 20 years of service, and was a
lifetime member of the V.F.W.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth
Griffin of Wauchula; one son, Jim
Griffin and wife Laura of Sebring;
and one sister, Pollyanna Driskell
of Wauchula.
Memorial services, officiated by
the Rev. Albert Blum, will be held
today (Thursday) at 11 a.m. at New
Hope Baptist Church. Military hon-
ors will be provided by the United
States Navy, with burial at sea to
take place at a later date.
Memorials may be made to New
Hope Baptist Church, 1999 SR 64
E, Wauchula FL 33873 or Good
Shepherd Hospice, 4418 Sun n
Lake Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula



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GEORGE H.
FRANK
George H. Frank, 72, a lifelong
resident of Wauchula, died Mon-i
day, December 25, 2006 in Wau-
chula.
He wa born July 26, 1934 in
XWauchula'. He was a citrus gro\e
manager:
Survivors include five sisters,
Anna Bethla of Zolfo Springs,
Lucille Fjasi and husband Bob of
Aurora, Col., Bertha Stephens of
Wauchula, Alma Durrance and
husband Raynmond: of Wauchula ,
and Verna Lastinger and husband
Pyatt of Fort Meade; and several
nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at 10 a.m.
tomorrow (Friday), Dec. 29 at
New Hope Baptist Church
Cemetery, Wauchula with the
Rev. Jim Harris officiating.
Visitation is itonighnl Thursday
6-8 p.m. at Rqbarts Garden
Chapel, Wauchula,



FUNERAL HOMES
529 W. Main Sireet
Wauchula



Provided as a courtesy of
Robarts Family Funeral Home


Obituaries


Old Bowling Green Fire


DONALD J. ALBRITTON
Donald J. Albritton, 67, of
Bowling Green, died Saturday,
December 22, 2006, in Sarasota
Memorial Hospital.
A lifelong resident of Bowling
Green, he was a member of the Fort
Green Baptist Church. He was
retired from the Army after 21
years of service and served two
tours of duty in Vietnam. He had
also retired from CF Industries and
was currently working for Hardee
County as a heavy equipment oper-
ator. He was a member of the Fort
Green Masonic Lodge, a member
of the Cherokee Tribe of Northeast
Alabama and a member of the Sons
of Confederacy.
He is survived by his wife of 45
years Gwen; two daughters, Donna
Chancey and husband Dale of Fort
Green and Sherri Himrod and hus-
band Joe B. Jr. of Torrey; one son,%
Jerry W. *Albritton and .wife
Machele of 'Wauchula; 11 grand-
children; and one great-grandchild.
Services will be held on Friday,
Dec. 29, at the Fort'Green Baptist
Church at 11 a.m. with burial to fol-
low in the Fort Green Baptist
Cemetery. Friends may call on
Thursday evening from 6 until 8
p.m. at the Brant Funeral Chapel in
Wauchula.
.Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula



GEORGE H. FRANK
George H. Frank, 72, a lifelong
resident of Wauchula, died Mon-
day, December 25, 2006 in Wau-
chula.
He was born July 26, 1934 in
Wauchula. He was a citrus grove
manager.
Survivors include five sisters,
Anna Bethea of Zolfo Springs,
Lucille Faist and husband Bob of
Aurora. Col., Bertha Stephens of
Wauchula. Alma Durrance and hus-
band Raymond of Wauchula and
Verna Lastinger and husband Pyatt
of Fort lMeade, and several nieces
and nephews.
Services \%ill be held at 10 a.m.
tomorrow IFrida i,; Dec. 29 at
Ne\\ Hope Baptist Church Ceme-
ter., Wauchula with the Rex. Jim.
Harris officiating Visitation is
(tonight') Thursday 6-8 p.m. at.
Robarts Garden Chapel, Wau-
chula.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


It is important that students,
bring a certain ragamuffin,
barefoot, irreverence to their
studies; they are not here to
worship what is known, but to
question it. .
--J. Bronowski


Station
By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Bowling Green
mission voted Dec. 12
tect/engineer fee to rer
fire station adjacent t
This was recommend
manager David Elbe
suggested the city wait
ing the old pool builc
Park.
The council voted to
and water impact fees
"Our fees are lower tha
Wauchula and Polk C
city commissioner D
stanti.


LAMAR JUNIOR A
Lamar Junior Allison
Meade, died Saturday


23, 2006, in Coleman.
Born Nov. 1, 1956,.in Hayti, Mo.,
he came to Fort Meade from Steele,
Mo. in 1972. He was a dragline
oiler for IMC Mining and Minerals
and of the Church Of God faith.
He is survived by his mother,
Etta Gray, of Fort Meade; two
daughters, Karry Teeter and Holly
Hall, both of Steele, Mo.; one
brother, Bill Allison of Steele,
Mo.; one sister, Jean Forbes of Fort
Meade; and five grandchildren.
Visitation was Wednesday from 6
to 8 p.m. at Hancock Funeral
Home. Funeral services are today
(Thursday) at 2 p.m. at the funeral
home.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


announced.
The commission adopted an ordi-
nance to remove duplexes as a per-
mitted use in the R-1, single family
residential zoning district.
Another ordinance was adopted'
to amend the unified land develop-.
ment code to increase the minimum
lot width in R-1 zoning from 75 to'
80 feet.
Ordinances were adopted to4
change the future land use to com-
mercial on the Abdel-Halim parcel"
at 4108 U.S. 17 Northbound and to
change the zoning to C-I (general
retail commercial) on the Abdel-
Halim parcel.
The commission approved a
$100 Christmas bonus for city
employees.


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GOOD SHEPHERD HOSPICE of Hardee County will be providing a Grief
Support Group for Hardee County residents who have lost a loved one. The
Support Group will be meeting at ROBARTS FAMILY FUNERAL HOME
at 529 West Main Street, Wauchula, every Tuesday evening beginning
January 9,2007 from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM thru February 13, 2007. There is
no charge and you do not have to have used Hospice or Robarts to be a part of
this support group.

If you would like to attend, please call ROBARTS FAMILY FUNERAL
HOME at 773-9773 to reserve a place.

If you would like loving support and help with your grief, I urge you to take
advantage of this wonderful community service offered by GOOD SHEP-
HERD HOSPICE. I personally know what it feels like to lose a spouse and I
know how helpful their grief support group can be because I went to it myself
and I want people to know there is help.

God bless you,
Dennis Robarts
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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.

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President


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Owner


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To Be Remodeled
The corimmission instructed.
Elbertson to prepare a map of,
n City- Corn- alleys the .city owns. Some alleysi
for an archi- have utility lines, and some do not.
nodel the old Some old surveys are. unreliablq
o City Hall. The commission may abandon
ded by city some alleyways and divide their
ertson, who between adjacent property owners!
on remodel- : Durastanti said the city does no
ding at Pyatt have a moratorium, on new con-
struction projects at this time. Th
adopt sewer issue will be discussed at the Jan. 9
s in the city, meeting.
an the city of City attorney Gerald Buhr said
county, said he was going to look over the city's
)avid Dura- dog ordinance and see if changes
should be made. Mayor Perry
Knight said there has been a prob-
lem in the city with dogs running
loose.
ALLISON City commissioner Randy Mink
, 50, of Fort said another city-wide clean-up
', December will be held soon. Dates will be


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Town Of Zolfo Springs Celebrates Thanksgiving


COURTESY PHOTOS
The town of Zolfo Springs hosted a Thanksgiving dinner last month in honor of its long-time res-
idents. The dinner was held in the Civic Center with all the traditional favorites. The honorees
were all given a proclamation which read: "Proclamation of the town of Zolfo Springs. Hear ye!
Hear ye! We recognize you as an outstanding citizen. Signed and sealed by the town."


George Neel, chairman of the Zolfo Springs Town Commission, presented keys to the
city to the two longest residents, Nicholas Mendoza and Imogene Gilliard.
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Pen sets were given in recognition of other long-time residents: Beatrice Sanchez, Idelle Jones, George Neel presented a plaque of appreciation and a bouquet of roses to Rebecca Allison for
porathy Carlton, Nancy Salas and Gladys White, who was not present but who was represented her dedication to the Zolfo Springs Bread Bank and the Zolfo Springs Neighborhood Watch. She
t the event by family members. also was recognized for her work in organizing the dinner.
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Town Commissioner Maggie Belcher received a plaque of
appreciation and a bouquet of roses from George Neel for her
work with the Zolfo Springs Bread Bank and the Zolfo Springs
Neighborhood Watch. Her love of the community and efforts in
organizing the dinner also were noted.





Simba is a male chocolate-point Siamese cat.
He has already been neutered, so his adoption fee is only $20.


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


Holiday Alters
Garbage Pickup
The upcoming New Year's
Day holiday will cause garbage
pickup schedules to change
accordingly. There will be no
pickup on New Year's Day
across the county. Wauchula
and Bowling Green have a dou-
ble pickup on Tuesday, taking in
Monday and Tuesday's routes.
Those serviced by Hardee
County Disposal Inc., including
Zolfo Springs customers, will
also be having Monday's
garbage picked up on Tuesday.
Tuesday routes will be changed
to Wednesday. There will be no
brush collection on Jan. 3.
Brush will be collected Jan. 10.

It takes humility to seek feed-
back. It takes wisdom to under-
stand it, analyze it, and appro-
priately act on it.
-Stephen R. Covey


Acting as servers for the Thanksgiving meal were (from left) Victoria Allison, Ashley Hodges and
Tyana DeLarosa. Also on hand was Police Chief Chris Baty, who spoke about his department
and its open-door policy for residents.


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CF Owns 22,000 Acres In Hardee


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY This large flock of white pelicans are in a CF clay settling and water reservoir in Hardee County.
Kenny Miller of CF points to map of mining and reclamation This year CF will mine just under 3.8-million tons of phosphate pebbles and produce two million
area. CF owns about 22,000 acres in Hardee County and mines tons of DAP (diamonnium phosphate). Phosphate mining by CF in 2007 is expected to yield 3.3
300 to 400 acres a year for phosphate. About 75 percent of CF's million to 3.4 million tons of pebbles.
phosphate is used in the United States.


This photo shows upland reclamation in foreground and wetland reclamation in background.
Wetland reclamation is the most expensive. CF has 179 employees, supports over 100 contractor
jobs, and operates two draglines. CF hosted an annual tour for Hardee County officials on Dec.
14.


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Clay settling areas and CF water reservoirs attract a lot of waterfowl. Shown here are ducks. Dam
walls when pushed down after reclamation are 300 to 600 feet wide and can be used for con-
struction of buildings and are considered uplands.


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2006-28

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance num-
ber 2006-28 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the second read-
irig at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 8th day of January,
2007, at 6:00 PM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of
the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula,. Florida 33873. Any person may
appear and be heard with, respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance
is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2006-28

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR
THE AMENDMENT OF ORDINANCE 2006-14 AND THE UNIFIED LAND
DEVELOPMENT CODE; PROVIDING FOR CODIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT, AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

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

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, does not discriminate upon the
basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment
or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as
provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact the-City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.


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


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




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Drainage ditches help dry out clay settling area. Then the area
can be mowed and turned into cattle pasture, sod field or other
agricultural use. Pre-mined land generally has about 20 feet of
overburden and 30 feet of matrix (phosphate, sand and clay).
These figures vary widely.

FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended December 21, 2006:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions. receipts totaled 2.047 compared to
9,463 last %week and 1,222 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-
State Livestock Market News Service: compared to last \\eek: slaughter
cows and bulls %were steady to 1.00 higher: feeder steers and heifers to fe%%
to offer trend
NOTICE: All of the Florida Cattle Markets will be closed Dec. 25
thru Jan. 1. 2007. This report will not be issued again until Jan. 4, 2007.


Feeder Steers:




Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 Ibs..
300-400 Ibs., I10.00-127.50; and
400-500 lbs., 92.00-116.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 Ibs.. 115.00-145.00;
300-400 lbs.. 98.00-120.00; and
400-500 lbs., 88.00-107.50


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs.. 85-90 percent, 40.00-45.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 54.00-61.00.




S^ Telling The Truth ...
By J. Adam Shanks
Preacher


COUNT ON GOD
It is amazing how many people involve themselves in the whole ritual
of New Year's Resolutions. It is a process of self-deception for most peo-
ple.
Whether it is the losing of weight, the getting in shape or any other
cliche resolution, why not do the one thing that is going to make a true dif-
ference in your life?
I have a challenge for you this year: Instead of resolving to make
changes -- focusing on the negative things and relying on your own deter-
mination. or strength to overcome what you've failed to do for years -- look
over the past year and count your blessings. Focus on the positive things that
God has sent your way and focus, on the glory and blessings of a generous
God.
I found a thought-provoking poem to share with you:
Count your blessings instead of your crosses;
Count your gains instead of your losses.
Count your joys instead of your woes;
Count your friends instead of your foes.
Count your smiles instead of your tears;
Count your courage instead of your fears.
Count your full years instead of your lean;
Count your kind deeds instead of your mean.
Count your health instead of your wealth;
Count on God instead of yourself.
Instead of depressing yourself with all the things wrong with you and
your life, focus on those things that are going right! Instead of beginning
the year making a bunch of easily forgotten promises, begin the year
remembering the great things that have happened in the last year.
If you want to resolve to change, learn from the past. Resolve doesn't
result from the abundance of promises but from the recognition of things
gone right.
I guess, in order to wrap up my thoughts, I challenge you to do some-
thing different this year: Instead of leaning on yourself to begin the year,
count on God.
After telling Christians to "dwell" on "whatever is true, whatever is
honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, Whatev-
er is of good repute" in verse 8, Paul said in Philippians 4:13, "I can do all
things through Christ who strengthens me." I'm Telling the Truth.


Nick Katzaras is general maq-
ager of CF, which is a publicly
traded company and formerly
was a cooperative largely:
composed of Mid-West farnl-
ers.
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
PROBATE DIVISION
FILE NO. 252006CP000130
IN RE: ESTATE OF
JESSE H. ABBOTT, a/k/a J.It.
ABBOTT, a/k/a JESSE HARTLEY
ABBOTT,
deceased, /

NOTICE TO CREDITORS
The administration of the estate of
JESSE H. ABBOTT, a/k/a J.H.
ABBOTT, a/k/a JESSE HARTLY:
ABBOTT, deceased, whose date: of
death was October 26, 2006, is penoi-.
ing in the Circuit Court for Hardee,
County, Florida, Probate Division, the
address of which is Post Office,
Drawer 1749, Wauchula, Florida
33873. The name and address for t.le
Personal Representative and tli
Personal Representative's Attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent ang,
other persons having claims 6,r(
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent 6i.
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons *having claims or
demands against decedent's estate
must file their claims with this court
WITHIN 3 MONTHS AFTER THE DATE
OF THE FIRST PUBLICATION OF
THIS NOTICE.
ALL CLAIMS NOT FILED WITHIN
THE TIME PERIOD SET FORTH IN
733.702 OF THE FLORIDA PROBATE
CODE WILL BE FOREVER BARRED.:
NOTWITHSTANDING THE TIME
PERIODS SET FORTH ABOVE, ANY
CLAIM FILED TWO (2) YEARS OR
MORE AFTER THE DECEDENT'S
DATE OF DEATH IS BARRED.
.-TERRI L. CONLEY
Personal Representative
2825 East Main Street
Wauchula, FL 33873
(863) 773-3710
Kenneth B. Evers, Esquire
KENNETH B. EVERS, P.A.
424 West Main Street
Post Office Drawer 1308
Wauchula, FL 33873-1308
(863) 773-5600
Florida Bar No. 0054852
Attorney for Personal Representative
12:28,1:4c
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLOR6i
DA, IN AND FOR HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIL DIVISION
Case No. 2006-CA-00454
MIDFIRST BANK
Plaintiff,
vs.
RONALD D. WOODS, UNITED STATES
OF AMERICA, DEPARTMENT OF
HOUSING AND URBAN DEVELOP-
MENT, AND UNKNOWN
TENANTS/OWNERS,
Defendants /

NOTICE OF SALE
Notice is hereby given, pursuant to
Final Judgment of Foreclosure for
Plaintiff entered in this cause on
December 18, 2006, in the Circuit
Court of Hardee County, Florida, I will
sell the property situated in Hardee
County, Florida described as:
BEGIN AT THE SE CORNER OF
BLOCK "F" OF A.y. TEACHY.:
SUBDIVISION OF WAUCHULA,.'
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA, i
AND RUN NORTH 301 2/3 FEET .
FOR POINT OF BEGINNING; "
THENCE RUN WEST 100 FEET;7
THENCE NORTH 126 1/3 FEET;
THENCE EAST 100 FEET;
THENCE SOUTH 126 1/3 FEET
TO POINT OF BEGINNING.
and commonly known as 402 WAL-
TON AVENUE; including the building,
appurtenances, and fixtures located
therein, at public sale, to the highest t
and best bidder, for cash, All sales are
held on the front steps that face West
Orange Street, on January 17, 2007 at
11 o'clock A.M. .
Any persons claiming an interest in
the surplus from the sale, if any, other
than the property owner as of the date
of the lis pendens must file a claim
within 60 days after the sale.
Dated this 19 day of December, 2006
Clerk qf the Circuit Court
By: Connie Cokeyr
Deputy Clerk
If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceed-
ing, you are entitled, at no cost to you,
to the provision of certain assistance.
Please contact Court Administrator's
Office, 10th Judicial Circuit, PO. Box


9000, Drawer J-102, Bartow, Florida
33830-9000, phone (941) 4690 within
2 working days of your receipt of this
notice; If you are hearing or voice
impaired, call 1-800-955-8771.
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December 28, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Hardee Youth Participate In Reality Ranch Rodeo


Tiffany Brown placed first in senior pole-bending with a time of
25.501 seconds.


Hailey Andrews is shown in junior pole-bending event.


COURTESY PHOTOS/KATHY ANN GREGG
.Kade Damboise in goat-tying event in Reality Ranch Rodeo
-'series on Dec. 8.


Dawson Cantu won first place in breakaway roping event with a
time of 9.72 seconds.


-Lani Damboise dismounts from horse in goat-tying event. She
was second with a time of 18.84 seconds.






WEATHER SUMMARY
Most areas received light showers, except for some areas in the southern
Peninsula during the week of December 11 through 17. West Palm Beach
as well as some surrounding areas recorded over nine inches of precipita-
tion for the week. Fort Lauderdale received over four and a quarter inches
of rainfall. Several areas in the southern Peninsula received over four inch-
es of rain for the week. Areas receiving over one inch of rain included
Frostproof, Fort Pierce, Miami, and Orlando. Other areas across the State
recorded less than an inch of rainfall. Temperatures for the week averaged
from four to seven degrees above normal. Cool evening lows were in the
40, 50s, and 60s with some areas experiencing lows in the 30s. Pleasant
daytime highs were in the 70s and 80g.

FIELD CROPS
Sugarcane harvesting continues in the Everglades region. Hay production
is down with drought conditions negatively impacting yields. Cotton grow-
.- ers are cutting the old crop in Santa Rosa County. Topsoil and subsoil mois-
:ture is rated mostly very short to adequate in the Panhandle and northern
Peninsula areas. Central and southern Peninsula areas soil moisture sup-
plies were rated mostly short to adequate with a few pockets of very short
.'supplies.
Moisture Topsoil Subsoil
Moisture
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 44 35 0 27 30 1
Short 27 35 .13 41 35 13
Adequate 29 30 78 32 35 82
Surplus 0 0 9 0 0 4
VEGETABLES
Some field activities were interrupted by the rains last week. Most har-
vesting is on schedule as producers satisfy the holiday demands. Harvesting
of the fall crop okra is nearing the end. Cooler temperatures aided straw-
berry development and growth in the Plant City-Dover area. Producers
marketed snap beans, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive, escarole,
peppers, radishes, squash, strawberries, and tomatoes.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Statewide, pasture is in very poor to good condition, with drought and
cold conditions slowing forage growth. In the Panhandle and northern


Whitney Adams rounds second barrel in senior barrel-racing
event.


areas, pasture remains poor due to extended dry weather this year. Frost has
killed all perennial grass. Cool season forages are delayed and drought
stressed. Hay supplies are dwindling fast. Pastures have been over seeded,
but nothing is coming up at this time. Ranchers are feeding hay everyday.
Cattle condition is very poor to good. In the central and southwest areas,
pasture is mostly fair to good. Statewide, cattle condition ranges from very
poor to good with most in fair condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 0 10 5
Poor 10 2 20 37
Fair 30 48 35 56
Good 55 50 35 2
Excellent 0 0 0 0

CITRUS
Light steady rainfalls throughout the day on Wednesday and Thursday.
covered the complete citrus producing region. All areas received at least
some rain over the two-day period. The east coast continued to have rain-
fall over the weekend, amounting to almost two inches for the week.
Daytime temperatures were slightly warmer than average for this time of
year, reaching the high 70s during the day, with cool mornings ranging
from the low 50s to low 60s. Overall, conditions have been very favorable
to maintain fruit quality and incite good growth. Gift fruit shipping is at its
busiest level this time of year for many small gift-fruit packers statewide.
Fresh shipments of both Navels and grapefruit have reached two to three-
hundred thousand boxes each week for the past couple weeks. Also, good
juice quality is being reported on fruit going to processing plants. Grove
maintenance activity included some irrigation, irrigation repair, and appli-
cations of fertilizer. All processing plants that are planning to open this year
have opened, except for one that is planning on opening in
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 5 0 10 5
Poor 10 2 20 37
Fair 30 48 35 56
Good 55 50 35 2
Excellent 0 0 0 0


Property Lines
By Kathy Crawford
Property Appraiser

Happy New Year! New Year's is full of celebrations and traditions
carried on from generation to generation. In the South, one of those tradi-
tions is to eat black-eyed peas and ham hocks on New Year's Day for good
luck and a prosperous year. There's an old saying that on New Year's Day.
you should eat pork along with your black-eyed peas, but you should never:
eat poultry. Supposedly, if you eat poultry you will scratch backwards all,
year, but if you eat pork you will root ahead all year!
Regardless of what you choose to eat on New Year's Day, we do want:
you to "root ahead" all year long. To begin this prosperous new year, we:
want to make sure that you are aware of all the property tax benefits avail--
able to youw..
If you purchased a home or built a new home during 2006 and made:
that home'your permanent residence prior to Jan. 1, 2007, you may be eli-;
gible for a $25,000 homestead property tax exemption. This exemption,
could save property owners roughlyi$440-$665 each year, depending on the:
taxes levied by each taxing authority.
Another significant benefit available for anyone qualifying for home-
stead exemption is the "Save' Our Homes" program. With "Save Our
Homes," each year the assessed value of your entire property does not
increase by more than three percent or the consumer price index, whichev-
er. is less. As property values increase, (as we have witnessed over the past
couple of years), homestead properties are protected and the assessed value
does not increase with standard market increases. Over the years this pro-
gram saves property owners thousands of dollars (Save Our Homes is auto-
matic when approved for homestead exemption).
In addition to the savings provided through homestead exemption,
other exemptions that may be available to you include the following:
-Widow or Widower exemption $500
-Disability exemption $500
Blind person's exemption $500'
-Disabled veteran exemption $5,000 Widows and Widowers of a
deceased disabled veteran
-Veterans Property Tax Discount Disabled Veterans with Combat.
Related Disability (new benefit contact our office for more information)
-Total and permanent disability quadriplegic Total Exemption
-Service connected total and permanent disability Total Exemption
-Exemption for Disabled Veterans confined to wheelchairs Total:
Exemption
-Total and permanent disability exemption Total Exemption
-Senior Exemption $10,000
Another benefit available to property owners that utilize their land for:
bona fide agricultural purposes is the Greenbelt classification. "Bona fide:
agricultural purposes" means good faith commercial agricultural use of the -
land. If you purchased land during 2006 that is primarily used for an agri-
cultural business, you may qualify for this classification.
Florida Statute 193.461 sets forth the criteria for qualifying for the'
agricultural classification. Some of the criteria used to determine qualifica-
tion includes, but is not limited to:
-Length of time the land has been utilized;
-Whether the use has been continuous;
-The purchase price paid (if purchase price is three times or more the',
ag land value, a presumption is made that it is not bona fide agricultural
purpose);
-Size, as it relates to specific agricultural use;
-Whether an indicated effort has been made to care sufficiently for
the land;
-Whether the land is leased and, if so, the conditions of the lease;
-Such other factors as may from time to time become applicable.
The filing period for these exemptions and classifications is Jan. 2-
March 1, 2007. We encourage everyone to come to our office at your earli-
est convenience after the first of the year to ensure that you don't miss the
deadline for filing.
If you currently receive the benefit of any exemption or ag classifica-
tion, you will be receiving a post card from our office that should be
returned if you no longer qualify for the exemption or ag classification. If
you receive a blue postcard in the mail please drop by our office before
March 1 you may be eligible for homestead, ag classification, or other
exemptions.
Don't forget: Those of you who are involved in a partnership, propri-
etorship, corporation or are a self-employed agent or contractor must file a,
tangible personal property tax return with our office each year. Property
owners who lease, lend or rent property must also file a return. All Tangible
Personal Property returns must be filed by April 1 in order to avoid a penal-
ty (all other exemption and ag classifications forms must be filed by March
1).
Remember, for all exemptions and ag classifications, any legal trans-
fer in ownership is viewed as "new ownership" (whether it is family trans,-
fer or transfers to a family trust). If you have made any legal transfer it may
be necessary for a new application to be filed with our office please con-s
tact us to find out whether or not you will need to complete a new applica-:
tion.
For more information regarding exemptions, agricultural classifica-4
tions and tangible personal property, contact our office at 773-2196 or visit
our Web site at www.hardeepa.net. Our office is open Monday-Friday 8
a.m. to 5 p.m., however if you are unable to make it to our office during
those hours, please contact us and we will make arrangements to meet with-
you after hours.
Have a Happy New Year!


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Range Cattle Station Held Holiday Lunch


DUI Crash Leads To


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
A fatal crash over a year ago has
led to the arrest of a Sebring man.
A warrant for the arrest of Davin
Sarad Simpson, 20, formerly of
1139 Old South Drive, Lakeland,
was issued by Circuit Court Judge
Robert L. Doyel on Dec. 19. Now
residing at 2004 Colman St, Se-
bring, Simpson was arrested the
same day.
He is accused of three DUI-relat-
ed charges in a 2005 crash that


claimed the life of Denise Ran-
dolph, 30, of the Lakeland address
and injured two children.
According to Florida Highway
Patrol reports, Simpson was travel-
ing east in a Ford Expedition, about
six miles from Ona on SR 64, when
he veered to the right and over-
steered back to the left, causing the
vehicle to overturn.
The SUV collided with a wire
fence and overturned once again,
coming to a rest on its roof, said
FHP investigator Roger B. Crews:


PHOTOS BY JIM KELLY
The Range Cattle Research and Education Center, a part of the University of Florida Institute of
Food and Agricultural Sciences, held their annual Christmas steak luncheon on Dec. 13. A five-
year service pin was presented to senior agricultural assistant Jeff Steele. From left are Maria
Silveira and her husband Joe Vendramini, and center director Dr. John Arthington. The couple,
from Brazil, moved here Aug. 1 from Texas. Maria is a soil scientist and Joe a forage agronomist.
The couple has been married four years and in mid-December bought a home in the Popash
community.


Arrest
Randolph was ejected from the4
vehicle and died at the scene'
Raylon Osbourne Pennycooke, 91
and Gaylon Toenise Randolph, 13;
both of the same address, sustained';
injuries and were taken, along witti*
Simpson, to Florida Hospital in7-
Wauchula.
Simpson is now being charged
with' two counts of DUI causing
serious bodily injury and one count,
of DUI manslaughter, a second^
degree felony.











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ate


Center director Dr. John Arthington, a Kansas:State graduate, is shown holding daughter Anne
Marie, 3, and his wife Katherine holding daughter Emma, six months. The family lives in a home
overlooking Peace River in Punta Gorda. The research center has 2,840 acres and is located
southwest of Ona.


IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
10TH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT IN AND FOR
HARDEE COUNTY, FLORIDA
Case No. 2006-CA-555.
JPMORGAN CHASE BANK, N.A.,
Plaintiff,
vs.
JOSE L. MONTOYA, et ux., et al.,
Defendant(s). /


NOTICE OF ACTION


JOSE L. MONTOYA, if alive,
and/or dead his (their)
unknown heirs, devisees,
legatees'or grantees and all
persons or parties claiming
by, through, under or against
him (them).
Address: 804 9th Avenue S.,
Wauchula, Florida 33873.
YOU ARE NOTIFIED that an Action
for foreclosure of a mortgage on the
following property in HARDEE County,
Florida:
LOT 10, BLOCK A, OF F.L.
REVELL FIRST ADDITION TO
THE CITY OF WAUCHULA,
ACCORDING TO THE MAP OR
PLAT THEREOF AS RECORD-
ED IN PLAT BOOK 4, PAGE 47,
PUBLIC RECORDS OF HARD-
EE COUNTY, FLORIDA.
has been filed against you and you
are required to serve a copy of your
written defenses, if any, to it on
SPEAR AND HOFFMAN, P.A.,
Attorneys, whose address is 9700
South Dixie Highway, Suite 610,
Miami, Florida 33156, (305) 670-2299,
within 30 days after the first publica-
tion of the notice, and to file the origi-
nal with the Clerk of this Court either
before service on SPEAR AND HOFF-
MAN, P.A., attorneys or immediately
thereafter otherwise a default will be
entered against you for the relief
demanded in the Complaint or
Petition.
WITNESS my hand and seal of
this Court on this 18 day
of DECEMBER, 2006.
B. HUGH BRADLEY
As Clerk of the Court
By: Connie Coker
As Deputy Clerk
"If you are a person with a disability
who needs any accommodation in
order to participate in this proceeding
you are entitled at no cost to you, to
the provision or certain assistance.
Please contact the Office of the court
Administrator, (863) 534-4690, within
(2) working days of your receipt of
this (describe notice); if you are hear-
ing or voice Impaired, call TDD (863)
534-7777 or Florida Relay Service
711./dca
12:21-28c


Ruth and Dr. Elver Hodges of Zolfo Springs attended Range
Cattle Station Christmas party. Dr. Hodges was a forage agrono-
mist at the center from January 1942 to September 1980. Dr.
Gordon Kirk was the first employee and Dr. Hodges the third
employee. The center was opened in 1941 to do forage and
other research to help the Florida cattle industry.


FIRST BUCK


COURTESY PHOTO
Eric Klein, 11, killed his first buck on Dec. 2 while hunting with
his dad on the family ranch south of Zolfo Springs. Eric took the
eight-point buck with one shot from about 75 yards away. Eric
is the son of Bruce and Donna Klein of Zolfo Springs.


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December 28, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 9A


Deal Me Out!
By Marjorie Bateman
Hardee Drug Abuse Prevention Coalition
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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The Hardee soccer boys have won their last five games. Seated (in front row, from left) are Luis Reyes, Adam Juarez, Alberto
"Chico" Rodriguez, goalie Francisco "Paco" Lozano, David Rodriguez, manager Miguel Rodriguez and Jesus Aguirre; kneeling.(in
second row), Chris DeLaRosa, Jose Alonzo, Johnny Huron, Andrew Cisneros, Jose Castaneda, Francisco Rivera, Ivan Narvaez,
Domingo Santiago and Efrain Ruiz; (in back row) head coach Ron Kline, Jorge Juarez, Martin Vega, Isaac Vasquez, Humberto
Nolasco, Roman Alvarez, Rafael Hilario, Elisio Diaz, Pablo Anselmo and assistant coach Gilbert Vasquez.
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UNDERAGE DRINKING
In our fast-paced information-saturated society, we are overloaded
with information-about concerns, crises and'issues from .around the world.
The result is often to look at our community and think: "We aren't so bad.
We don't have those problems!" Or, "That doesn't concern us. It's their
problem."
Fact: Alcohol is the number one drug of choice among'teenagers in
-Hardee County. The average age of first use is about 12.
And another fact: Experimenting with alcohol consumption leads to
other risky behaviors.
The Hardee County Drug.Pre\ enion Coalition works to raise aware-
ness of the fact that there is a problem in this community. How do we
begin to change the issue of underage (i inking? We begin with awareness.
Here are some questions to ask yourself honestly about Hardee
County that are part of a community personality survey produced by
F.A.C.E. (Facing Alcohol Concerns through Education).
1.) .How well does your community monitor the location of alcohol
advertising?
2) Is the type of alcohol advertising monitored?
3.) How well does your community monitor the location of alcohol
outlets and ba
4 i Does your community limit the number of alcohol outlets based
on population?
S 5.) Does )ourcommunity allow alcohol industry sponsorship at com-
munity e' ents such as walk-a-thons, festi\ als. cookoffs or car shows?
I 6.) When is alcohol sold?
7.) Is alcohol allowed in public places: parks, stadiums, outdoor
events?
S. Is alcohol mentioned as a contributing factor in media coverage of
accidents. assaultss. domestic \ violence, etc.'
Mans times. %\e don't realize the many ways our community uninten-
tion.ill\ suppolis the use of alcohol. And %while it may not be on purpose. it
sends a snon' mesa_,ge to our youth
Look at the follow ing list of problems. Do these exist in your com-
munity.' After iderntifying problems you aie aware or, prioritize the top
thi ee.


SA Daily Thought
T-MURSDAY
3Jsus was born in the town of
Bethlehem in Judea during the
time when Herod was king.
When Jesus was born, some.
wise men came from the east to
Jerusalem. They asked, "Where
is the baby who was born to, be
king of the Jews. We saw His
star in the east and have come
to worship Him."
1 Matthew 2:1 (NCV)
FRIDAY
Then Herod sent them to
Bethlehem, saying, "God and'
search diligently for the child,'
and when you have found him,
bring me word, that I may come
and worship him."
Maahew,2.8-9 (RSt.,

SATURDAY
The star appeared (to the. wise
men.) again, standing over
Bethlehem. Their foy knew no'
bounds! Entering the house
where the baby and Mary His
mother were, they threw them-
sqlves down before Him, wor-
skfipping. Then they opened
ttrhir presents and gave Him
god, frankincense and myrrh.
Matthew 2:9b-11 (TLB)

SUNDAY
After the wise men had gone, an
angel. of the Lord appeared to
Jqseph. in a dream and said,
"Flise. up, take the child and His
mrrother and .escape them to
Egypt and stay there until I.tell
you; fQr Herod is going to
search for the child to do away
with Him. So Joseph rose from
sleep, and taking mother and
child by night, he went with
them to Egypt, and there he.
s(yed until Herod's death.
S Matthew 2:13-14 (NEB)

MONDAY
When Herod realized that he
had been outwitted by the Magi,
he was furious, and he gave
oders to kill all the boys in
Bethlehem and its vicinity who
were two years old and under, in
accordance with the time he
had learned from the Magi.
Matthew 2:16 (RSV)

TUESDAY
But when Herod died, God's
al gel appeared in a dream to
Joseph in Egypt. "Up, take the
child and His mother and return
td Israel. All those out to murder
there child are dead."
Matthew 2:19-20 (ME)
WEDNESDAY
So Joseph got up and took the
cbild and His mother with him
aod journeyed toward the land
of Israel .. Then he received
warning in a dream to turn aside
into the district of Galilee and
came to live in a small town
called Nazareth.
Matthew 2:21,22b (PME)
Alltverses 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)
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PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The 2006-07 captains are (from left) junior Luis Reyes and seniors Alberto "Chico" Rodriguez,
Jose Alonzo and Pablo Anselmo.


'Cats, Miners; Split Soccer


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of Tne Herald-Advocate
The Hardee Wildcats and Fort
Nleade Miners battled to a 1-I tie.
In its only game last week. the
Hardee soccer squad traveled the
short distance up to Fort Meade and
battled for SO minutes before com-
ing home w ith another tie.
The 'Cats will meet informallN
for practices o'er the holiday\ break
as the.\ prepare for the second sea-
son. which begins Jan. 5. even
before school reopens.
"'The) ha'e committed to keep
in shape and meet me at Sarasota
Booker for the 6 p.m. game along
k ith assistant coach Gilbert
Vasquez," said head coach Ron
Kline, who is from Bradenton. .
The Wildcats host DeSoto,
Palmetto and Fort Meade in early
January, play a final regular-season
game at Frostproof on Jan. 19 and'
head into the district tournament at
Palmetto-Jan. 22-26,
The Wildcats, which lost to
Palmetto 3-0 early this month, hope
to avenge that loss rThen the teams-
meet here Jan. 11. Palmetto, on the
strength of its overall record, may
still be the top seed, but Hardee will
be a close second with an 8-1. dis-
trict record (its only loss to
Palmetto). Overall, Hardee is 9-1-


3. with .ties with NMulberr\. Port
Charlotte and now Fort Meade.
At Fort Meade last Wednesday,
the Miners scored 1.20 into the
game when "the\ caught us flat for
a moment. Pace 'goalie Francisco
Lozano, leaned one w\a\ and theN
shot the other."
From there, it \was a defensive
struggle. with the Miners still up 1-
0 at halftime They had scored
again. putting a header past
Lozano. but an offsides penalty
nullified that goal.
Earl\ in the second half. Alberto
"Chico" Rodriguez had a shot from
25-30 yards out and "it was low.
certain to be a score as their goalie
didn't get down on the shot, but it
lifted just a little left of the goal,"
reported Kline.
With 6:56 left in the game Jose
Alonso and Luis Reyes combined;
for a Hardee score. "Luis was out a'
bit and passed to Jose, who was
closer to the goal. However, he was.
in traffic and shifted it back to Luis,
who was now in good position arid


'boom,. boom' he ripped it through
waist high. It was a selfless act, and
a good assist for Jose. who is a
team player through and through.
He saw he didn't have a good shot
and Luis would ha'e a -better one.
so he passed it back." commented
Kline.
'"Fort Meade is a good. well-
coached, fast team, and plaNed us
tough. It was a ver\ good game."
he concluded.
Wildcats preparing for the final
push and pla offs are seniors
Rodriguez. Alonso, Lozanio, Pablo
Anselmo, Andrew Cisneros, Chris
DeLaRosa. Jose Gutinerrez. Rafael
Hilarino and Johnn\ Huron juniors
Re:,es, Jose Castaneda. Gilberto
Gutierrez and Adam Juarez, sophs
Roman Al.larez, Elisio Diaz, Jorge
Juarez, Humberto Nolasco, Carlos
Ramirez, Efrain Ruiz, Domingo
Santiago and Isaac Vasquez, and.
freshmen Jesus Aguirre, Ivan
Nar\aez. David Rodriiuez and
Martin Vega.


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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Final paving was going on Dec. 18 on U.S. 17 from English Chevrolet
south toward the RV park near Peace River.
There will remain about 24.8 miles of U.S. 17 between 1-75 and Zolfo
springs that has not yet been four-laned. Se% eral people are contacting U.S.
Sen. Bill Nelson to try to get those portions four-laned.

Congratulations to Sen. Nelson for his recent visit to Syria on a fact-
finding mission to find out more about the Middle'East situation.
W. has opened a can of worms with America's March 2003 invasion of
Iraq to overthrow Saddam Hussein who supposedly had weapons of mass
destruction and was developing nuclear capability and represented a threat
to the U.S.
Then W. proclaimed "Mission Accomplished" aboard a U.S. aircraft
carrier and told the terrorists to "bring it on." This cowboy diplomacy has
not worked, and W.., Cheney and Rumsfeld did not have an adequate post-
war plan after overthrowing Saddam. There was a thought the Iraqis would
welcome us with open arms. Wrong. There are three distinct populations in
Iraq Kurds, Shiites and Sunnis. Hussein was a Sunni.
Of the 19 airplane hijackers who attacked the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001,
some 15 were from Saudi Arabia, our big oil partner. None were from Iraq.
When W. was asked if he consulted his father George about invading
Iraq, he said he consulted a "higher father."
Maybe this will turn out O.K. in the long run. I hope so. The new mis-
sion is to establish a workable democracy in Iraq.
Has the invasion prevented another terrorist attack in the U.S.? There
has not been one. Is the argument correct that says we either fight terrorist
over there or in America? Don't know. Maybe.
The president announced Dec. 19 the U.S. is not winning the war in
Iraq and plans to expand the size of the "stressed" U.S. armed forces to
meet the long-term challenges of the global struggle against terrorists.
Clearly many Iraqis and Muslims view us as a foreign invading, occu-
, pying force instead of great American liberators.
Many people feel we cannot just walk away from Iraq, leaving chaos
and a power vacuum. The president cannot afford to say this was a mistake
in foreign policy.
For now the pottery rule is in effect. Iraq is broken, now fix it. I hope
it is not a Humpty Dumpty.
I am glad some of America's best minds are at work on this problem. I
hope and pray for a good outcome, for world peace and good will toward
men.
I hope our action in Iraq will turn out in the long run to be a good thing.
The final outcome is yet to unfold. The Golden Rule is to treat others as we
could like to be treated.
I believe America's next president in 2009 may have to deal with Iraq,
and I hope the situation is much better long before then.







10A The Herald-Advocate, December 28, 2006


In Business
By Brett Jarnagin



LIEN ON ME Two local Hardee Countians opened their second
business in Wauchula a few weeks ago.
Ann and Edward Schwartz opened Peace River Valley Title Co. Inc. on
Nov. 6 at their recently renovated office on U.S. 17. Some might remember
this as the building that once was Coker's Television Repair.
A title company is involved in real estate closings, drawing up deeds
and mortgages, and making sure that there are no liens or judgments against
a particular property. Liens are monetary fines placed against a property's
worth instead of charging the owner directly.
Ann Schwartz, who owned and operated A.M. Schwartz Jewelry Co.
prior to this business venture, said, "We felt the need to open a new closing
company. Most counties around us have 6-8 companies and we thought
there was room."
She started out as a paralegal but found it was hard to get employed
when she "stumbled into the field of real estate law." Schwartz said that she
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The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls


The sounds and sights of the
Holidays are all around us, people
going hither and yon to prepare for
celebrations that abound. However,
amid all the hustle and bustle we
are taking time for ourselves. The
walkers are a growing group, walk-
ing two to three miles a day. But,
not only walking; more of our peo-
ple are riding bicycles. Of course,
so far, no one can keep up with Jim
Walton. He sometimes rides 40
miles a day. Makes me tired to
think about it. I'll stick with my
walking. Be sure to walk around
the park in the evening and enjoy
the lights and decorations.
BREAKFAST
Breakfast was held on Dec. 16.
Our wonderful cooks this time
were Winnie DeWitt and Janis
Johnston who made gravy, Terry
Johnston fried sausage and Mark
Herman who made pancakes. There
was also biscuits, orange juice and
coffee rounding out the delicious
breakfast enjoyed by 58 people.
MUSIC
Sixty-seven people sat on the
lawn Sunday, Dec. 17, listening to
14 musicians entertain us. Frank
DeCocco was a lucky winner that


day. He won two of the 50/50s with
the other one going to Leon
Stimner. Frank also won a
Merchant certificate, with the rest
going to Carmela Stanley, Barb
Williams, Gordon Breedlove and
Winnie DeWitt. Music is held on
Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. There
will be no music on Sunday, Dec.
31, as in the evening there is a New
Year's Eve Party for the Oasis resi-
dents.
GAMES
As I mentioned last time I am
reporting two weeks of cards this
time. Cards on Wednesday, Dec.
13, four people played Pokeno.
Charlotte Longueuil was the big
winner. Phase 10 was played by
three people and I won two games
and Winnie DeWitt won one. Then
on Wednesday, Dec. 20, Pokeno
was again played by four. people.
This time Audrey Semler was the
winner. Phase 10 was played by
four people also. I won the first
game and Winnie DeWitt won the
second one. Shuffleboard is catch-
ing on nicely. On Friday, Dec. 15,
there were 10 people who played.
Don Alerding, Audrey Semler, Ray
Moore and Harold Lake were the
big winners. It was a fun afternoon


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fell in love with it and has been in the field ever since.
Peace River Valley Title Company, Inc. is open Monday Friday from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. However, if a closing takes longer than that the closer will
gladly stay late to help out. "After all, our company policy is real estate
closings anytime our customers need, 24/7," said Edward Schwartz.
For more information, call Peace River Valley Title Co. Inc at 767-
8844.
COUNTING SHEEP A new medical center has opened in
Wauchula, centering on the largest growing industry in medicine: sleep
studies.. W a
The Wauchula Sleep Center is a facility designed to evaluate patients
referred to by physicians for diagnosis of sleep disorders. Currently, there
are 84 known sleep disorders and the center tests for any one of them.
The president of the center is Terry Leapaldt,.a veteran of the medical


PHOTO BY BRETT JARNIGAN
Terry Leapaldt shows off one of the patient rooms at the
Wauchula Sleep Center.

field of 35 years. "I got into the sleep business about 16 years ago when I
took a sleep test and found that it actually helped," he said.
He has opened three sleep centers in addition to the Wauchula branch,
two in Tampa and one in Iowa. Leapaldt said that sleep studies is the fastest
growing industry in medicine, with an expected 20 percent growth in the
next 10 years.
In order to complete a sleep test, patients spend the night at the sleep
center in one of the three rooms available. All use Comfort Select beds,
with one electric bed for patients, with special needs.
They are monitored throughout the night through a camera system and
their breathing, heart rates and brain activity are monitored by one of the
tech specialists at the center. Afterward, the patients are diagnosed and
given a variety of treatment options.
"The most common disorder that people have is sleep apnea, which
causes people to stop breathing while asleep and thus causes the heart to
beat harder than normal to get blood to the brain," he said. "It is a leading
cause of heart disease and high blood pressure."
Anyone having problems sleeping or who thinks he might have a prob-
lem should get in contact with his physician to see if the Wauchula Sleep
Center is right for him. Call the center directly at 767-1888 for more infor-
mation.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call Brett
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BINGO
Claude Longueuil did a good job
of calling bingo for 29 people oh
Thursday, Dec. 14. Lucy Bush won
the jackpot and the 50/50.
Merchant certificates were given to
Dale Bohnett, Fred Lewis, Mark
Herman, Flo Nadeau and Emily
Witham.
On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Bill
LeBright was back to help Claude
Longueuil call bingo for 31 people.
Joan Newton won the 50/50 and a
merchant certificate. Flo Nadeau
won the jackpot. The rest of the
merchant certificates went to John
and Carolyn Bayme, Lucy Bush
and Dolly Hartigan

COVERED DISH DINNER
Fifty-four hungry people with


their covered dishes got together on
Wednesday, Dec. 13. All went
away satisfied and happy. One
thing for sure, we really have fan-
tastic cooks here at the Oasis. On
another note .- we can't say
enough about Fred Marsh. He
makes coffee for all our gatherings.
Anytime we -need something done
he is right there never waiting to 1e
asked. We appreciate Fred vary
much. It would be hard to do it
without him.
Speaking of" appreciation, what
about all those lovely Christmas
decorations Pat Allen donated. W6
had a drawing. All of us appreciat-
ed them. Everyone who got a prize
was happy, especially Raymond'
Ramey who won hugs and a prized
Enjoy your Holiday, Blessed
Christmas, Happy New Year.
Remember to stay safe. .. Inez--


2007
SCHEDULE OF MEETINGS FOR HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION AND
APPOINTED BOARDS.

Meetings to be held in County Commission Chambers, Room 102
Courthouse Annex, 412 W. Orange Street, Wauchula, Florida
unless otherwise noted
BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
Regular meetings every other Thursday at 8:30 a.m.
MONTH OF January 05th & 19th Regular meeting
Zoning meeting -January 19th at 8:35 a.m.
Planning Session January 13th at 8:30 a.m.
County Offices Closed January 01st New Years Holiday & January 15th,
- Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday
Joint Planning & Zoning & BCC Meeting January 04th at 5:30 p.m. C.F,:
Annual Review
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY "INDEPENDENT BOARD" '
MONTH OF January 09th at 8:30 a.m.
PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD meets first Thursday night of each
month at 6:00 p.m.'
MONTH OF January 04th
CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY LICENSING BOARD
Meets on the second Monday night of each month at 6:00 p.m. in
Conference Room 202, 412 W. Orange St.
MONTH OF January 08th
COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION BOARD
Meets first Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.
LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD
Meetings called as needed at Library in Annex II
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.
HOUSING AUTHORITY
Meets second Tuesday of each month at 1:30 p.m. at 701 LaPlaya Drive,
Wauchula
MONTH OF January 09th
HEALTH CARE TASK FORCE
Meetings called as needed
MONTH OF January No meeting scheduled.
HARDEE COUNTY INDIGENT HEALTH CARE BOARD
Usually meets fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
MONTH OF January- 23rd ..., .
HEARTLAND WATER ALLIANCE -
MONTH OF January No meeting schedule .
MINING AD HOC MEETING
Usually meet fourth Wednesday at 8:00 a.m.
MONTH OF January 24th
This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing t0
make special arrangements should contact the County Commissioner'$!
office at least forty-eight (48) hours prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes 286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public meeting arid be heard. It a per;,
son decides to appeal any decision made by the members, with respect to
any matter considered at such meeting or hearing, he/she will need a;
record of the proceedings, and that, for such. purpose, he/she may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made, which record
includes the testimony and evidence upon which the appeal is to be based.,
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BASS ANGLERS


,,This ,week in history, as
researched from the archival
gages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate of...
" 75 YEARS AGO
-;,College Students Home Foi
Holidays: Hardee County boys and
girls who are attending college are
at home for the holidays, and some&
40-50 of them are here to spend
Christmas and New Years with their
parents.
Groups To Dispense The
Christmas Cheer: Local civic'
groups which have been working
quietly will see to it that no one
facks for Christmas cheer in this
communityy this year.
i An announcement was made
Tuesday that some. 30 needy fami-
lies have been located and their
names turned over to the Christmas
basket committee to be taken care
of. The baskets will contain gro-
ceries that will last the families for
several days. : ,
The Royal Theater in Wauchula
is offerifig 'a special One Day Only,
showing on Thursday. Dec. 24, of
"The Phantom of Paris This hit
feature film stars John Gilbert,
Leila Hyams, Lew\is Stone and Jean'
- Hersholt.
There will also be a comedy
aired before starting at 3 p.m., and a
screen song continuous sho%\ after-
wards.
S 50 YEARS AGO
Wildcats Place 2nd In Tourney:,.
TheHardee Invitational Basketball
Tournament came to a close last
Friday night with Avon Park taking
home the championship trophyand
Hardee Wildcats runners up.
Plant City took third after defeit-


COUNCIL CAROLERS


ing Sebring in the consolation
game. Avon Park took the lead just
before the half and kept it till the
end, with a final score of 48-36.
Junior Woman's Club Party: Dec.
18, the Junior Woman's Club cele-
brated Christmas with a party at the
garden Club building. The decora-
tions were lovely and in the
'"Christmas theme.
Mrs. J.W. Perdue, Mrs. Billy See,
Mrs. Colan Tillis and Mrs. Alfred
Poucher did the decorating. The
entertainment was also commend-
able, as Wade.Schafe did a very
good Elvis Presley impersonation
and sang two songs from the motion
picture "Love Me Tender."
Highlights From Lake Dale
:News: Telephories are gradually
coming to Lake Dale. The J.W.
Perdues. the Milton Pouchers, the
L.B. Cowarts and the parsonage
now have working telephone lines.
Others are anticipating getting them
soon. :
Dean Griffin and Don Herndon
arrived to spend the holidays with
their parents. Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Ray Cowart are now occupying
their new' home. Mr. Alfred Plait, of
Perry, spent the weekend with his
sister, Mrs. Ted Buchanan, and
remained for Christmas.
25 YEARS AGO
First Baptist Church Of Wau-
chula Plans New Church Building
In 1982: The First Baptist Church
of Wauchula plans to build a nev.
facility next year. Shown in the
Dec. 31. 1981, issue of The Herald-
Advocate is an artist's depiction of
the new church that looks as it does
today.
Pastor Herschel Creasman said
construction will begin soon but
added no target date has been set for


the beginning or completion. Fund
raising is on the way. The 50,000-
square-foot complex will cost an
estimated $2 million.
Coaches Say Thompson's A
Streak Of Lightning: Lawrence
Thompson, former Hardee Wildcat
"superstar" and currently a member
of the: Miami Hurricanes football
team, is home in Zolfo Springs
spending the holiday break with his
family.
Thompson has been called by
many as Hardee High's greatest ath-
lete.; This is certainly high praise
When one thinks of the dozen or
more outstanding athletes who have
.won top honors for the Wildcats.
Local Coed To Vie For Southern
Beauty Title: Ten Florida Southern
College coeds, including Jama
Smith of Wauchula, have been
selected as finalists in the annual
Miss Interlachen contest. The con-
test is sponsored by the college's
yearbook. The Interlachen.
Miss Smith is the daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Smith. The final-
ists were selected from 36 %women
representing sororities, fraternities,
campus organizations or residence
halls. Miss Interlachen will be cho-
sen when the yearbook is released.
10 YEARS AGO
Annual First Baby Of The Year
Contest Opens: Are you planning to
paint the nursery over the holidays"
Perhaps you'd better hurry! That lit-
tle pink or blue bundle of joy may
be the w inner of The Herald-
Advocale's annual First Babk of the
Year Contest.
Hardee Counts's first ne\\ citizen
of 1997 %will share a dozen gifts
with his or her parents. Twelve local
businesses will sponsor this year's
celebration of the newest member
of the community.


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On Dec. 3, Lake Reedy in Polk County was invaded by a Hardee
'County angling club. The Bass Anglers of Hardee County spon-
sored a fishing tournament that featured several two-person
teams. Shown above is Matt George, the angler who caught the
biggest bass, weighing in at 5.44 Ibs., First place winners of the
tournament were Chris and Ray Rivas, Ray is. Chris's uncle, and
second place winners were Matt George and his father Steve.
Chris Rivas and Matt George are pictured below; their adult
partners opted not to be photographed. Not pictured was third-
-place partners Ricky Wyatt and Anthony Scheipsmeier. The Bass
Anglers will be holding its first official meeting on Jan., 15 at 7
p.m. at the Elks Club in Wauchula. The first tournament. of the
new year will be on Jan. 21 at Lake Istokpoga on U.S. 98.


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The Wauchula Elementary Student Council brought holiday cheer to Hardee Manor Healthcare
Center on Friday, Dec. 8. The council sang several Christmas carols and decorated the residents'
-doors with homemade Christmas cards. Students included (front row, from left) Holly Hughes,
Arissa Camel, Angel Mancillas, Leonel Rodriguez, Katie Smith, Austin Judah and Karlee
W'enderson; (middle row) Emily Hughes, Hannah Grisinger, Milli Jones, Makayla Deuberry, Brooke
;Dixon, Roby Paris and Savannah Miller; (back row) teachers Karla Patarini, Kathy Walker and
:Phyllis Barley with Andrea Gee, Stephanie Belmares, Alexan Maddox, Zachary Battles and Tammy
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

AND INTENT TO ADOPT ORDINANCE 2006-26
: PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance num-
ber 2006-26 will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the second read-
ling at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, on the 8th day of January,
S2007, at 6:00 RM. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of
the City Clerk, 126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula, Florida 33873. Any person may
!appear and be heard with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance
is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2006-26
AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, MAKING FIND-
INGS AS TO THE PROVISION OF ELECTRIC UTILITY SERVICES AND
ESTABLISHING THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A FRANCHISE AGREEMENT
WITH, AND RENTAL PAYMENTS TO, THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA;
PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR SEVERABILITY, AND PROVID-
ING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.
Pursuant to Section 286.0107, Florida Statutes, as amended, the City Commission here-
by advises that if any interested person decides to appeal any decision made by the City
:Commission with respect to any matter considered at the proceedings, he will need a
;record of the proceeding and that, for such purposes, he may need to insure that a verba-
tim record of the proceedings is made, which record includes the testimony and evidence
upon which the appeal is to be based.

? The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida, does not discriminate upon the
:lasis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
:aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment
:or treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as
,provided for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes,
should contact the City Clerk at (863) 773-3131.
s/ Clarissa Abbott
^. CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
'Clifford M. Ables, III, Esquire City of Wauchula
,Attorney for City of Wauchula
:.Clifford M. Ables, III, RA.
:202 West Main Street, Suite 103
,Wauchula, Florida 33873 12:28c
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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
AND FIRST READING OF ORDINANCE ANNEXING CERTAIN PROPERTY INTO
THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that a public hearing will be held and thereafter Ordinance
- Number 2007-O 0sill be,presented to the City Commission for approval upon the first reading at ,
City Hall, 225 .:ast Main Street. Wauchula, Florida 33873. on the 8th day of January 2007. at
6:00 P.M. A copy of the proposed Ordinance can be obtained from the office of the City Clerk.
126 South Seventh Avenue, Wauchula. Florida 33873. Any person may appear and be heard
with respect to the proposed Ordinance. The proposed Ordinance is entitled as follows:

ORDINANCE 2007-01

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA,
PROVIDING FOR THE ANNEXATION OF APPROXIMATELY 10.0.
ACRES LOCATED ON THE NORTH SIDE OF STENSTROM ROAD,
DESIGNATED AS THE BUFORD LONG A/K/A BUFORD E. LONG
ESTATE PROPERTY, INTO THE INCORPORATED LIMITS OF THE
CITY OF WAUCHULA, FLORIDA, WITH A ZONING
CLASSIFICATION OF R-3 MULTIFAMILY HOUSING AND A
FUTURE LAND USE MAP DESIGNATION OF MEDIUM DENSITY
RESIDENTIAL; PROVIDING FOR CONFLICT; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN EFFECTIVE DATE.

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

The City Commission of the City of Wauchula, Florida does not discriminate upon
the basis of any individual's disability status. This non-discriminatory policy involves every
aspect of the Commission's functions, including ones access to, participation, employment or
treatment in its programs or activities. Anyone requiring reasonable accommodation as provided
for in the Americans with Disabilities Act or Section 286.26, Florida Statutes, should contact the
City Clerk at (863) 773-3131 .


Clifford M. Ables
202 West Main S
Wauchula, Florid
Attorney for the (


CLARISSA ABBOTT, City Clerk
s, III, Esquire City of Wauchula
street, Suite 103
la 33873
City of Wauchula
LOCATION MAP
PROPOSED ANNEXATION ORDINANCE 2007-08
BUFORD E. LONG ESTATE PROPERTY

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INTENDED ZONING = R-3, MULTI-FAMILY RESIDENTIAL
INTENDED FUTURE LAND USE = MEDIUM DENSITY RESIDENTIAL,


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Of The Herald-Advocate
; GMAC representative Richard
Finney spoke to Hardee High
School seniors on Dec. 13 about
credit cards, financial management
and car buying.
He said the average credit card
debt of most Americans is $8,000
and the average interest rate is 15
percent.
2 He told the seniors they can
negotiate the price of a car, the
interest rate, length of the loan and
the payment date. The most expen-
sive purchase of most people is a
home, followed by a car or truck.
: Finney mentioned key credit
terms include charge-offs, collater-
al, credit report, credit score and
repossession.
Factors to consider on credit
requests include a person's charac-
ter, current debt, earnings and
financial worth.
He said national credit reporting
agencies are Equifax, Experian and
TransUnion.
Finney explained what is in a
credit report and credit file impact.
"It is very difficult to pay cash for
everything."
He recommended people check
their credit report once a year.
"Always make payment on your
credit card. Be aware of identity
theft.
For a free credit report, he said to
contact Credit Card Service, P.O.
Bo\ 105281, Atlanta, Ga. 30348-
5281.
' Finney' said credit scores range
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Richard Finney of GMAC spoke to Hardee High School seniors
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He said if you finance $21,000
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cent would be $445.50 and at 16.83
percent interest, $551, a difference
over five years of $6,000.
He said the monthly payment on
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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


BOWLING GREEN
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:WAUCHULA


PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA END TIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
Murray Road off Hwy. 17 375-2295 501 N.9th & Georgia SL 773-3470
Domingos Escuela Dom........9:45 am. Sunday School.. ..10 00 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion............11:00 a.m. Morndn Service .. ..10 30a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion............5:00.p.m. ending Service ........ ............7:30 p.m
Miercoles Servico -.. .. .. .6-30 p n -* W~d Bibleb Si & Yih. Gath .7 30 p m


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.
Suni.:,E e. W6rship 1st & 3rd .....3 0 .......
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 .. 0 30 p m
Thurs Mens Prayer 0 0 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 II 00 a.m,
Evening Worship ...... 6 30 p.m.
Wednesday 7 30 p m

COMMUNITY CHRISTLN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship. 10 30 a m
Sunday Evening .. 0 00 p m
Wed Prayer Meeting 7 00 p m

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hlwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School 9 45 a m
Morning Worship. .. 11 00 a m
Disciples Train & Choirs 5 30 p m
Evening Worship 0.0 p m
WednesdaN Prayer ... "00pm

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Boiling Green
S. Hw'. 17. 375-2253
.Sunday School ') 45 a m
:Morning Worship 110 a m
' Sunday E.ening 0 30 pm
VWcdnedaS Praer 6 30 p m

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday% School ) 45 a m
Morning Worship. 11 00 a m
Youth Fellowship 5 00 p m
Evening Worship 0 (00 p m
Wed Bible Study 00 p m

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School .. 9 45 a m.
Morning Worship 11I 00 a m
Sunday E'ening .. 0 00 ppm
Wednesday) Prayer 7 00 p m
HOLY CHILD
SPANISH CATHOLIC MISSION
Misa tEspanoli Sunday 7 00 p.m

IGLESLA DEL DIOS VIVO
105 Dixiana St. 375-3370
Domingo Ser, De Predicacioni 1 00 p m
Manes Estudio Biblico 7 00 p m
Miercoles Estudior Ju' enil 7 00 p m
Jue'es Sert De Predicacion 7 00 p m

IMEMLANUEL BAPTIST CHURCH
210 E. Broward St. 375-4228 or
773-9019


Sunday School.
Morning Worship
EBening Worship
Wednesday Prayer


1MALCEDONL PRIMITIVE
BAPTIST CHURCH
607 Palmetto St.
Church School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service.......................I11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 7:00 p.m.
Wed Bible Study/Prayer Ser 7 00 p m
Communmn-2nd Su .Eenmng 00 p m

MT. PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH
6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd. 375-4409
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...... .....11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training .... ............. 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ..........7:00 p.m.

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


- REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service................... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Leaming 6:30 p.m.
VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main SI.
Sunday School 10 00 a m
Morning Worship II 00 a m
Sunday Night Ser ice 700pm.
Mid-Week Bible Study, Thurs. 7;30 p.m.

ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Aie.* Limestone Commn
Sunday School 9 45 a m
Morning Worship I; 00 a m
E'eriing Worship 00 p min
Wednesday Prayer 7 00 p m

NE%% ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIS[
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday% School 9 45 a in
%\orship Ser' ice II 00 a m
Sunday Night Worship 0 00 p m
Wednesday Piayer Time 7 00 pm

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School .10 00 a n
Morning Worship II 00 a m
Disciples Training 6 OU p m
Evening Worship 600pm
Wednesday PraNer 6 00 p m

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School 1 0 00 a mn
Morning \orship II (00 a in
Wednesday Pra.er 7 00 p m

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School 10 001) a m
Morning Worship 11 001) a in
Evening WoVrship 6 00 p m
E\ednesda AW\ANA for Kids 6 30 p m
Wednesday Prayer Time 7 00 p in

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Aposiolic.Rd.
Sunday School 10) 00 a in
Englishg Scr ice II 30 a m
General Woiship Sernice. 1-30 p m
Tuesday Pia,er 7 (100 p m
Wednesday Service 7 00 p m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chapel)
773-0427 .1.
Celebrauon Serice .. .. 10-30 a m
Wednesday E%'ening 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 locantons
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday' School 10 00 a m
Morning Worship. 1 0U a m.
Evening worshipp .7 00 p m
Wed Evening Worship 7 00 p m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida A.e. & Orange St.
773-9678


Bible Studi
Worship Sern ice
Wednesday%


100 00 a m
... II 00am
7 00 p m


CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning m Worship 1 30 a m
Sunday Bible Clajs II 30 a m
Sunday Evening Worship 6 00 p m
Wed Night Bible Class. 7 00 p m
Men's Leadership & Training Class .
2nd Sunday of Month 4 00 p m
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blhd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576
CHURCH O JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ...............9:00 a.m.
Sunday Shool 10 00 a m
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 1000 am
Sunday Morning .. 11 00 a m
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night 7-30 pm


The following merchants

urge you to attend

your chosen house of worship

this Sabbath








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Hwy. 66 East (863) 735-0470
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F n 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 II 00 a m
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:15 p.m.
\\ednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m ..
Wednesday Bible Study ...7:00 p.m.
CHURCHOF NAZARENE ..
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10 00 a~m.
Morning Serice II11 00 a.m.
. ELninr WVolship 5 00 p.m.
Thuinda) Seice 7 00 p Ti
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 71h Ae 773-3800
l'ijiac & Wnishp 10 30 a m
Eniig Sciice 5 00 p m
Wednc'da:s Night Ser ice 7 00 p m
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 \\. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School h145 a m
M inmg \\orship I 00 Ua m
E..ciinig Woi-hip 00p m
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
E&cuela Dominical 0 415 a m
Sei'cioc Jde doiacion I I 00 a m
Piedicacion II 30 a m
EZiudiL Biblie. Mleicok.. 7 30 a m
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SrINn\^:
Children's Progiamniing
i0-.12h grajdci 1 30.-10 30. IT
dJull Bible bSlud, ." I0-10 30 a I
\\oiship SLi%.Icc lil 45 m
\WEDNEDDkP:
Dinner 5 30 p m
I'icK'3-4 .I old, ClaI
SLiI'K i/Sonshinc bingeis 6 30-S 00 p ni
Jam Team 0 3.07 15 p m
K-Sth Kd~i World Gioup&," 15-S 00 p m
6-12th Grade iOasii 6 30 S 01 p m
-Adult BibLe-Stud., 30-i.S 0 p m
F"JRSTCHURCHOF
THE NAZARENE
511 %\. Palminetto St.
Sunday) School 10 01 a m
Morning Service II .11 a im
Evening Worship ( 00 p m
Wednesday Pra'er 7 00 p n
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King A.e.
,; 773-6556
Surdaj School 1 l. a ni i
Morning Ser ice .. 11.00 a n
Evening \Voiship 00 p nil
Tuc \louth Mminliz) Meeting'
Bible Study 6-00 p m
\\ed Pi jyerBiblc Stud, 7 00 p ini
FIRST UNI FED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Sesenth A'e. 773-4267
Sunday School .. 9 45 a m
Traditional Sunday WVorship. II 00 a m
Casual Sunday Worship 6 00 p m
Tuesday Bible Stud 10 00i a m
Wednesday y Activities 0. .00 p in

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida A.enue 773-9386
Sunday Schuol '9 00 a m
Sunday\ Morning \orship 10 45 a m
Evening Woiship 0-00 p m
Tuesday) 'louth Ser, ice 7 00 p in
Wednesday Family Ministries 7 00 p m
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Ser'ice 1 000a m
Evening worshipp 6 00 p m
\\eJnesday Service 7 0i pm in
HEARTLAND
CONIMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ') 00 a. m
Sunday School ') 30 a m
Worship 10 30 a in
Wed Night Dinnei ( 0,0 p rn
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl
Crossroads & Lighthouse hMin 7 00 p in
IGLESIA DE DIOS
PENTECOSTAL. MI.
903 E. Summit St. (863) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
Marles 7 3( 9l.0 p inT
Viernes 7-30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo .11 00l a m 1:00 p.m.
IGLESIAADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010


JEHOAH-I'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road -1131
Sunday Morning...................... 0:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ..............7:30 p.m.

JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ................ 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening.................7:30'p.m.

LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL


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WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Serice .............1 :00 a.m.
Evening Worship. 6:00 p m
Wednesday Prayer 7 00 p m
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7thAve. & Palmetto St.
735-0555.:
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School 1) 45'a1m
Morning Sern ice 11 00 a.m..
Church Training 5 I5 p.m.
Evening Worship .............. 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday., Praer 00 p m
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King A.ve. 767-0023
NMorn Worship .1 sl & 3r Sun S t00 a m
Sunday, School '9 4 u IT
Morning `Worship II ili a In
2nd Sunda, Youlh Serice 4 00 pm
Allen Chrisian Endea'jer -1 ui p m
Wed & Fri Bible Study 7 011p in
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 81th. e. 773-6947
Sunday School 9 45 a m I
NMcaning Worship II 00 a m
Discipleship Ti aminig i0 l p I
E. ening W.rship u 00 p ni
Wedrie.da., Supper 5 i30i p in
Wcdnesda Pra.,ei ( p m
0%K GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Surida, School ') 4. a. m
Morning Worship II ii a mn
E' ring Worship (, lii p ni
Wednesday, B tli~ SLud', o 311 p m
PEACE \ALLE1 LliTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenslrom Road 773-2858
I' & 3 Sun Communion II0 Il0 a m
2 & 4' Sun Di.ine Worship 1Iii 0 a m
Bible Saud, II 15 am
Fello ship each Sunday after sen ice

PROGRESS\ E MISSIONARY
BA.PTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814
Sund-', Schoul '. U a irr
o".ship Seln .%ce 1i i"i J i
\eJ E.cnri;- Pla:,L 11. 1 p in
REAL LIFE CH-iRCl-I
3365 North US IhHiy 17
NMurrng Se cice 10 310 am I
Wcdrieida;, Stud, Lenining 6 30 p Irn
RI\ ERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURiRCH
1321 S.R. 636 Ea.t 773-3344
Radio Program W'ZZS Sundas s'.1 00 i am
Sunday, bchu,,Il 10 ii, a in
Morning \Aol ship II Ol.i m
Evening W\\ o hip 6 00i p ni
Wednisda), Pia:,ei 7 00 p m

SOITI. ThARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hw'). 17 South. Wauchula
Sunday, School 10)100 am m
Morning W'.:i hip II 00 a m
E'.% ning Sei .'ic 010 p rr
Wedne.dJa, Set ice ii0 pm in
ST.. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th ,Aie. 773-6418
Sund., 01 O.1 a m
Hol. Da.:, .

ST. MICHAEL'S
C.\THOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saluida', ls. iEnrilishi 5 )00p m .
Spin. n,, 7' 30 p iII
Sunday, Sipanishi .t aI m
Ern i, -li- 4 30 a i
i Spanishi 11 00 a m
I Ci cole i I i0111 p in
Dail, Mklajs. in Engl..h _.1 i

SEVENTH DAY
AD\ EN FIST CHURCH
205 S.11th Ave. 773-9927
S..bbaih Scl'ol 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship. II 00i a.m.
Tues Pia,er Mecein. 7 00.pin.
SOUITHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ae. 773-4368
Sunday Schuool c) 45 a.m.
.Morning W\csihip II 00 a.m.
E.ning W'or_ hip 1 00 p.m.
Wedne-.da Pil.,er .7:00 p.m.


Suiida., Ser' ice
Eening Ser ce
W\\dnesdja Sern ice
W'ednesdJa l,:.uth Serilce


11 010) a m
6 00 p m.
7 00 p m
7 00 p m


ZOLFO SPRINGS

CHARLIE CREEK BAPTIST
CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday Sh,:.ol 11) 00. m
Moinir: Wr hip II 00 a m
E'. eiing Waorhip 7-"11 p m
\\ednt .da Wolship ) 00 p m

COMMUNITY \ WESLEY\'N CHURCH
Gardner


Sunday, School
Morning _.i.hip
erieing Worship
Wednesdaxl Sciic


10 010 a m
I 0i0 a m
7 00) p m
1I.l p m


CREVlSVILLE BETHEL
BAPTIST CHURCH
8251 Cre%. alle Road
Church 735-0871 Pastor 773-6657
SunJa, School ') -15 m
lMo.rning \olship II U0) m
E'.Lerlg A,,ishtip 7 ii p m
%kednecd.d:', Pra'er 7 00pim

EVANGELISTIC HOLINESS
CHURCH INC.
Corner of 61h and Hickory
Sunday> School 10 00 a m
Mo.,ning worship p II1 0 a m
E.\ening Woiship 7.00 p m
drisda> 7 31 p m

FIRST UNITED
NIETHODIST CHURCH
Corner of 6th & Suwance 735-0114
Bibk Siudy 10.00 a m
ship Ser'. ice II Ou a m
GARDNER BAPTIST CHURCH
South Hy. 17 494-5456
Sunday% School 1 01) a m
Morning \\rship II 00 a m
SWdne.ida Pra'er 7 l00lpm

MNARAN.ATH BAPTIST CHURCH
Corner of Ste'e Roberts Special
& O\endine Rds. 735-2524 735-0989
Sunday School 10 00 a m
\Aorship 11 00 a m
E\r.ning 0 00 p m
Wed Bible & Prayer Meet 7 00 p.m
NE%% VISION WORSHIP CENTER
64 E. & School House Road
Church 735-8585 Childcare 735-8586
Morning worshipp 10 00 a m
Children'; Church 10) 00 a m
E'mnn7 \\Worship 0 00 p m
Wed Youth & FTH 7 00 pm


WAUCHULA

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School 0 100 am
Church 10-00 a.m
Youth Ser ice 6 00 p m
EBening Service .. 700 p m.
Wednesday Serice .7'30 pm
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School 10 00 a.m
Evening Worship 7 30 pm
Tuesday Praer 7 30 p m
ThursdjP Worship .7.30 p m
Saturday Worship 7 30 p m.

W\AUCHULA REVIVAL CENTER
jFulI Gospel)
501 N. 91h Ae.
Sunday School 1000 a m
Morning Wor.hip 11 00 a m
*outh & Child Church 600 p m
E.cning \worship 7 00 p m
ked Bible StIad 7 00 p m
Mlcii s Fri Pra'.rer 00 p m

WAUCHLiLA WORSHIP CENTER
102 N. 6th ,Ae. i.Earnest Plaza)
773-2929


SMichael A.Guido -
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The New Year had just started,
and Joe was feeling very sick. "Cu.-
down on your workload," advised
the doctor. "Can't," answered Joe.
"I haveseven kids to care for." -,
Finding his patient healthy ancr
happy a little later, the doctor
asked, "What happenedd" ".,
learned I'm just a pipe," said Jod"'
"not a cistern."

He. experienced God to be hi
Source. He had a breakthrough'
not a breakdown.
God is equal to every situation
He's ever-present, never-failing
and all-sufficient.
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SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship 10 30 a.m.
Eerning Worship 6 00 p.nm.
Wednesday, W'orship 7 30 p.m:
Friday, Worship 7 3i) p.m.
TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY
116 Orange St.
Sunday School .. .. . 10 00 a in
Morning Worship ........ 11:30 a.m.
Evening Worship...... . .. 7:00 p.m.
Tues. Bible Stdy. & Child Train.7:00 p.m.
Friday Prayer Service ..... 7:00 p.m.

WAUCHULA CHURCH OF GOD
1543 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.
773-0199
Sunday School ........ .. 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ......... 11:15 a.m.
Evening Worship ....... .. 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Fam. Training .... 7;30 p.m.
Thurs. Youth Bible Study ... 7:00 p.m.
Friday Night Worship........ 7:30 p.m.


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Saturday Worship. 7:30 p.m.

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2nd Sunday . . 10.30 a.m. -
E'ening Servic.e . ... 6.30 p.m.
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Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy
Fellowship .. 7-9 p m.

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Sunday School ... ... 9 30 a.m.:i
Morning Worship .... ...... 11 a.m..,
Wed. Prayer Service ...... 7.00p m.

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3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889:,
Domingo, NMisa en Espanol .. 10.30a m'
Confesiones ... 10.00 a.m:.-
Doctrina 11-30 a.m.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica 10.00 a.m
Servicio 11.00am
Pioneer Club .... 6 30 p.m
Servicio de la Noche.. 7-00 p.m.
Nlierecoles Menrienda 6.00 p.m.
Servicio ........ 8.00 p.m. .
Sabado Liga de Jo.enes .. 5 00 p.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO
320 E. 41h St. 735-1200
Sunday School .. .. 10.00 a m.'
Morning Worship II 00 a.m
Training Union ... 5:00 p.m
Evening Worship .. 600 p m.
Wednesday Prayer ... .7 00 pm.






December 28, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 3B


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Alan And Barbara Clark

Mark 40th Anniversary


Alan and Barbara Clark, of Fort
Meade and formerly of Wauchula,
celebrated their 40th wedding
anniersary with family on Sunday,
Dec. 24, at their home.
The Clarks were married on Dec.
24. 1966. at the community church


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Mr. & Mrs. Andrew Lininger

Amy Storts Weds

Andrew Lininger


in Alton, New Hampshire.
The couple have four children:
Scott Clark of Wauchula, Suzanne
Morran of Tallahassee, Lana
Nickens of Homeland and Lisa
Surrency of Bowling Green. They
also have eight grandchildren.


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lMary Storts of Wauchula. The
ijoom, of Farmington, Ark., is the
sn of John and Brenda Lininger,
also of Farmington.
j The bride's uncle, Dennis Storts,
Performed the 6 o'clock in ,the
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SGiven in;marr.iae by her father.
te brid"e-wore .- strapless white e
satin -line gown featuring a side
split with a tulle inset and adorned
With a beaded cluster at the waist.
She carried 'eight long-stem red
rbses.
. Serving as maid of honor was her
sister, Jennifer Billingsley, of
Fiayetteville, Ark. Bridesmaid was
C.rystall Bliss of Deltona. They
v'ore strapless red satin A-line
gowns gathered at the waist. Each


carried svi li.on'-sIem % irte roes
Michelle StotLs of W\auchula, the
bride's niece, was flower girl. She
wore a white satin A-line dress with
a rhinestone white satin bow. She
held three red baby roses in a bou-
quet of baby's breath.
Serving as the groom's best man
was Sam Busey of Texas. Grooms-
man was Derek St:.rs, of W:iuchuil
Following the ceremony, a wed-
ding reception was held in the ban-
quet room at the Best Western
Heritage Inn & Suites.
The newlyweds took a wedding
trip to Siesta Key, and now are at
home in Fayetteville, Ark.
The bride is a 2003 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School. She is
currently employed in the Fayette-
ville office of Dr. Nick Banks.
The groom is a 2005 graduate of
Fayetteville High School, and is
currently employed with Tyson
Foods Inc. in Springdale, Ark.


The Clarks on their wedding day.


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4B The Herald-Advocate, December 28, 2006


Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton
What an enjoyable night of music, dancing and singing for all present
at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center in Wauchula, Thursday, Dec. 21.
This was a special evening in that this was our final gathering at the center
for the year 2006. It has been a wonderful year; it just seemed the year flew
by so fast!
The "Three Note Band's" performance was superb, especially with the
added attraction of Jack Bowman, from Pioneer Park, on the electric bass
guitar. By the way, our dear friend Wanda, from the "Three Note Band,"
was unable to attend or perform this evening (much to her disappointment).
We all hope she gets feeling better soon and is able to join in the music
again.
There were several in attendance at the center for the first time tonight.
They all received a marvelous welcome from our hostess, Darlene Henry,
from Crystal Lake. Incidentally, there was another Darlene present tonight
for the first time, she was Darlene Thibert from Ontario, Canada. And low
and behold, Darlene Henry was born in New Brunswick, Canada. It was
nice to see Gene and Joann back with us again.
Feature numbers for the evening great for dancing included:. The 1930s
"What's The Reason"; "Heartaches"; "The Waltz You Saved For Me";
"Dream"; "Red Head"; "Write Myself A Letter"; "All Of Me"; "Why
Should I Cry Over You" and several others.
Art and Fran danced their special version to "The White Sports Coat".
.Real teamwork is required on this number and these two can't be beat when
it comes to smooth dancing!,
Then there was real swing and bit of jitterbugging by several dancers
to the, numbers, "Bye-Bye Blues"; "Shanty In Old Shantytown" and
"Anm ime'". The band closed out the evening with traditional Christmas and
New Year's music, saying so long to the year 2006 and hello to 2007.
Our hostess, Darlene read a wonderful letter to us from :our friends
Regis and Kitty Murphy from Pennsylvania wishing us all the best and hop-
ing to join our activities here soon.
Our hostess, as well as other friends, are to be commended again for
the tasty, abundant snack bar and floor arrangements creating a festive
mood. Our.friend, Forest, from The Oasis RV Park in Zolfo Springs, won
the door prize this evening.
Please come and join with us at our first meeting of the year 2007,
which will be on Thursda., Jan. 4. Bring friends, meet ne\% ones.
Be careful over the holiday s. eat and drink in moderation. Good future
in the days ahead.

GENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS


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from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked in
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Enjoying the Thanksgiving holidays were five generations of one Hardee County family. Jo Martinl
(far right) was joined by her daughter, Joyce Summers (far left); her grandson, Kenny Summers,
of Wauchula; and her great-granddaughter, Natalie Bahr of Tarpon Springs, who is holding'
Martin's great-great granddaughter, Reese Bahr. fl


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December 28, 2006, The Herald-Advocate 5B


S Rise & Shine
ByTed Simonson

m e PRODIGAL SON A SEQUEL
Remember the story of the Prodigal Son that Jesus told? The Prodigal's
st attitude was "I want what's coming to me now!"
So that's what happened. He demanded his portion of the inheritance,
: (nverted it into cash and went abroad to spend it all in wild living.
Eventually he found himself broke and in a pigpen fighting for scraps.
"iat's when he found a new attitude. "'The servants in my father's house are
:Itter off than this! I'm going home!"
SAnd so the Prodigal came home and discovered a father eager to for-
give him with a party to celebrate his return a wonderful picture of our
h heavenly Father receiving home anyone who repents.
But there might be a third chapter in this story. The Prodigal eats well,
: leps well and becomes truly grateful for his blessings.
One day he comes to his father and says, "Dad, I am truly thankful for
everything, but I have one question. What can I do for you? What do you
'have in your heart for this farm and all the people who work here? Is there
anything I can do to help you obtain your heart's desire?"
I think there may be something like this just ahead for a lot of us, a
;' third chapter" in our lives! We know all'about the selfishness that marked
chapter one. And many have tasted the wonderful experience of forgiveness
jaifd peace.
N.\ And- we are grateful. But isn't there something more?
o In John 15:15, Jesus said, "Henceforth I call you not servants'; for the
sprvant knoweth not what his Lord doeth, but I have called you friends."
' '. Friendship is rare. And friendship with God is rare indeed. Devotional
,liter Oswald Chambers puts it this way, "It means identity in thought and
'heart and spirit. The whole discipline of life is to enable us to enter into this
closest relationship with Jesus Christ."
Being "saved" is wonderful, but it is only a start, only a faint glimpse
of all God has in mind for us. Amazing as it may seem, He wants us to grow
up and participate with Him in achievements even more wonderful!


HEART OF HARDEE
Heart of Hardee has sponsored a
child and we gave them toys and
clothes. We also rang the bell for
the Salvation Army on Saturday
from 9 a.m. till 5 p.m. Thank you to
all who donated.
Everyone in 4-H is invited to join
us at the Ona Range Cattle Station'
& Research Center on Goose Pond
Road in Ona on Thursday, Jan. 4, at
10 a.m. A bag lunch will be provid-
ed by our group.
If you would like to go, please
contact Tracy Pate at (863) 767-
1118 or e-mail her at jam-
mer23404 @earthlink.net before
Friday, Dec. 30.
Thank you,
Heart of Hardee
Corin Roehm


Variety Show

Auditions Start
Anyone with talent is welcome.
Auditions for the Jan. 26-28 vari-
ety shows begin Tuesday at 6:30.
p.m. at historic Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium, 225 E. Main St.,
Wauchula.
Singers, dancers, actors, jugglers,
musicians, choirs, bands, stand-up
comics, magicians, ventriloquists,
. emcees and others are in\ cited to the
auditions, which continue on Jan. 4
at 6:30 p.m. and Jan, 6 at 10 a.m.
The varietyy shows will headline.
on. Jan. 26, 27 and ,28. "If you
would like to share your talent with
the community, the Hardee County
Players Inc. want you for their
show,"' said Nanc\ Kitchens,
Players' representative.
"Please attend only one audition,
and be prepared to demonstrate
your talent," she concluded. For
more information, call her at 767-
1220.


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LEGAL HOLIDAY

NOTICE

We will be closed

Monday,

January 1, 2007

in observance of

NEW YEAR'S DAY
Please transact your business with us with that in mind.




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WAUCHULA

STATE BANK


Wauchula, Bowling Green
and Zolfo Springs


Hardee Senior High School
senior David "Blake" Sta-g has
been selected the Hardee Jistrict
Sunshine State Scholar -in
Mathematics and Science for this
year.
The son of Monica and Everett
"Bubba" Stagg, of Wauchula, Blake
has had quite an impressive senior
year, proving himself to be a schol-
ar all around.
He is one of three seniors who
may be 2007 valedictorian. The
others are Lauren Raulerson,
already accepted .at Columbia
University, and Weston Palmer,
who may choose between Harvard,
Princeton and Duke University.
He holds several positions in the
student body. Stagg is captain of the
Academic Team, president of
Future Farmers of America, Key
Club treasurer and a member of the
National Honor Society.
Stagg has already been accepted
to Duke University in North
Carolina on early admission, a life


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ONE BLUE, NO PINKS
Mr. and Mrs. David Navarro,
Wauchula, a six pound 14 ounce
son, Austin Victor, Dec. 1, 2006,
Regency Medical Center, Winter
Haven. Mrs. Navarro is the former
Angie Alvarado. Maternal grand-
parents are Maximo and Felipa
Alvarado of Wauchula. Paternal
grandparents are Margarito and
Maria Navarro of Homestead
Hospital newborn shots, may be.
included with your ainoinceinent
free of charge. Any oilither photo is
$15.. .


Blake
ambition of his. He is one of the
465 freshmen admitted to the
school under the early decision
process.
He is also the only senior so far
who has qualified as Advanced
Placement Scholar, having com-
pleted three AP tests with a passing
grade above three. The tests are
graded on a 1-5 scale.
On Jan. 10, Stagg will compete
with the 94 other district scholars
that represent all of the Florida
school districts, to become one of
the 10 regional scholars in the
Sunshine State Scholars competi-
tion.
All district scholars will receive
recognition in their district and
individual awards from the program
in January at the regional competi-
tion.
From there, scholars will go on to
I compete inMarch, this time for the
title of Sunshine State Scholar in
Mathematics and Science for 2007.
Regional Scholars will receive
recognition at the March competi-
tion from the Governor and
Cabinet. Florida Legislature, the
state Department of Education and
pri% ate businesses.


HOMESTEAD
VETERANS TAX DISCOUNT (NEW)
WIDOWER
DISABILITY
SENIOR EXEMPTION


Stagg Is Scholar


Class Of '85

To Celebrate

40th Birthday
Members of the Hardee Senior
.High School Class of 1985 are
asked to mark their calendars for a
reunion planned for June 2.
The reunion will be a celebration
of the classmates' 40th birthdays.
The birthday reunion will be held
at the Wauchula Elks Club on West
Main Street. A menu selection will
be mailed out after the first of the
year.
Contact Lyn Davis Winter at
781-3832 with questions or sugges-
tions.


Musicale Plans
'Men In Music'
Program Jan. 10
The Wednesday Musicale is cur-
rently planning a program entitled
"Men in Music."
The program will be held at the
Wednesday, Jan. 10, meeting of the
club beginning at 4 p.m. The group
meets at the Wauchula Woman's
Club building at 131 N. Seventh
Ave.
Hardee Senior High School's
food and nutrition classes will pre-
pare the refreshments for the meet-
ing as a class project.
Serving as program director is
Dot Bell.

Never do anything against con-
science even if the state
demands it.. ~"
-Albert Einstein


Gerstorff

Holly's Sales &,
Engineering
Darrell Davis Owner
(863) 773-6969
www.hollyssales.comr
Computer Repair
Home ServiceCalls
Ebay Auctions S
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RELIGIOUS
. VETERANS DISABILITY
WIDOW
NON-PROFIT
CHARITABLE


HOMESTEAD
Exemption Up to $25,000
FLORIDA LAW requires that applications be made by March 1, 2007
To be eligible for this exemption you must:
Hold title to the property as of January 1, 2007
Reside on the property as of January 1, 2007
Be a Legal resident of the State of Florida as of January 1, 2007
Each property owner must appear personally at the County Property Appraiser's Office.
Please bring the following with you: Deed, Tax Bill or something showing the legal description of the property on which
you are claiming homestead exemption. Florida Driver's License, Florida Car Registration, Florida Voter's Registration
or Declaration of Domicile. If not a US Citizen bring Residency (Green) card for both husband and wife. If a mobile
home is involved, bring registration certificate or title.


AGRICULTURAL "GREENBELT"

CLASSIFICATION
All owners or lessees of agricultural lands who are engaged in a "bona fide" agricultural business and desire agricultural
classification for tax purposes must file application with the Appraiser's Office between January 1st and,-March 1st. Copy
of lease required if applicable.


EXEMPTIONS ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE
A NEW APPLICATION MUST BE FILED FOR ANY CHANGES IN OWNERSHIP


FILING PERIOD FOR TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS ENDS
MARCH 1ST


If you have any questions regarding Tax Exemptions or "Greenbelt" please feel
free to contact us for assistance 863/773-2196.

To apply for Property Tax Exemptions or Agricultural Classification "Greenbelt", stop by:
Property Appraiser's Office
Courthouse Annex II, Room 103
Wauchula, FL 33873

Office hours: Monday Friday 8:00 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.


KATHY L CRAWFORD

HARDEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER 12:28c


Josh Gerstorff

Earns Bachelor

Of Arts Degree
Joshua Ari Gerstorff has gradu-
ated from the University of South
Florida with a bachelor of arts
degree in history.
Gerstorff, a 2002 graduate of
Hardee Senior High School, cur-
rently resides in Tampa. He plans to
continue his education, at U-SF to
obtain a second degree in literature.
A party celebrating his gradua-
tion was held Saturday, Dec. 16, at
the Wauchula home of his parents,


JANUARY 2nd MARCH 1st

FILE NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING

TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS


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CLASSIFICATIONS:


Agriculture
Appliances
Automobile
Boats-
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
Lost & Found
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Mobile Homes
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Services
Wanted
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Open:
Mon Sat
-8:00 5:00
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My Florida *
Landscape"
Services Inc.
207 Illinois Ave. Wauchula, FL 33873
Phone: 863-832-2102

Whether it's your home or place of business, large or small
we keep it looking great. We can customize a maintenance,
program to fit your needs and budget. New construction,
renovation or just want to freshen things up a bit, we can
help. Give us a call today and see how MFLSI can add
value to your home or business.
Now HIRING ~


HAY FOR SALE! Round bales, fertil-
ized bahia, $28. 773-4642 832-0560.
12:28-1:25p
DIESEL INJECTION REPAIRS, pumps,
starting at $195, injectors, turbos,
misc. tractor repairs, clutches, engine
rebuilds. 863-385-5596. 12:28p
FOR SALE: 140 Farmall tractor,
$2,000. 863-781-9626. 12:20-27p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc


1988 CAVALIER, clean, good gas
mileage, $795. 735-0907 or 245-1496.
12:21-28p



BREAKFAST BAR cabinet base 72"
long x 30" wide, top 84" long x 40"
wide, top butcher block, cabinet dark,
brown formica made from 3/4" ply-
wood, v4ry good condition, $200. 863-'
375-4424. 12:21-28p


The homeland of the first immigrant processed at Ellis Island was
Ireland. Her name was Annie Moore and she was from County Cork.
She passed through Ellis Island on January 1, 1892.

Help Wanted!!
Immediate opening for a general laborer. We service and install
petroleum equipment and related services. Valid dri er's license
needed. Willing to train the right person. Call (863) 773-2213 for
application and appointment. EOE DFWP
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S-TF F IC SERVICEiS INC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell 1863) 528-7085
159 S R 64 E Zclfo Springs, FL 33890
www.laborsolutions corn ralbritton@laborsolulions.com
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State of Florida Department of Transportation
JOB OPPORTUNITY

AUTOMOTIVE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
Position Number: 10387
Work Hours: 7:00am 5:30pm Monday-Thursday
Bi-Weekly Salary Range: $917.76-$1171.00
S'*NO TOOLS REQUIRED**

This position will perform skilled work in the repair,
overhauling, disassembling and replacement of gaso-
line or diesel engines, transmissions and brakes.
Skilled in changing and balancing tires of all sizes.:
Skilled in', repairing/replacing -pistons, rods, gears,
valves and bearings. Required to have CDL Class A
License or Permit.
Apply on-line via the People First (1-877-562-7287) by
completing a State of Florida online job application at
www.myflorida.com by 5pm EST closing date or call
863-993-4634.
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The world is all gates, all oppor-
tunities, strings of tension wait-
ing to be struck.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up.
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up.
S 200-Recliners $297 up,.
50-2Pc Sofa & Loesealt s $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
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full/part time, local, good pay. 863-
464-0917. 12:28-1:25p
PROGRESSIVE EARLY Childhood
Development Center now hiring
teachers. Please call 773-5814.
Lic# C14HASOS 12:21-28c


MATURE EXPERIENCED ranch boo ,
keeper. Day 863-634-7552: nights 8630',
763-5321. 12:14t ,
SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST must
have experience & computer skills.'
Mail resume to: P.O. Box 1344!
Wauchula. FL 33873. 8:3t~&
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Direct Support Staff
Great new starting wages and benefits. Potential for growth!
Must have clean background/drug screening/driving record.
Please call 863-767-8941
for more information.


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


THE PRICE IS RIGHT for this 3B/1.5Bth, C/B with
brick %eneer home; situated on 2 lots, fenced yard, sep-
arate well for irrigation; outside storage shed.
$ 140.000
NEW LISTING! 10 acres with paved road frontage,
located in eastern Hardee Co.; 4" well. $18.000 per
acre
GOLF COURSE SETTING! This home has it all -
3B/2Bth, 3 car garage, high ceilings with upgraded
light fixtures, split bedroom plan, elegant master bath,
bonus room with built-in cabinets and sink, lovely
landscaping. $299,500
PERFECT FOR WINTER VISITORS OR SNLALL
FAMILY! 14'x70' River Birch, SW Mobile Home,
located in Charlie Creek ; nice lot 80x125. $59,900
GREAT PRICE on this C/B home with 2B/IBlh,
recently renovated kitchen, roof, tile floors: fenced
ward: excellent family neighborhood. $128,000
NO%% IS THE TIME TO BUY this 2B/2Bth Jacobson
D/W, built in 2004: nice 100x175 lot; peaceful location:
listed at $82.000
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful 5 acres with mature
oaks plus 2B/1.5Bth C/B home; outside storage 30x36:
located in secluded area. $200,000
LOCATION! LOCATION! LOCATION! This 4
B/2Bth home on 2.5 acres is perfect for those that want
country living but the convenience of town! Featuring
mexican tile floors, open floor plan, modern kitchen
with all new appliances and new cabinets plus 4 stall
pole barn.. Make this your home today!
LOOK NO FURTHER! This recently updated home
has 3B/1.5Bth, new carpet and flooring, new kitchen
cabinets, fenced )ard, convenient location close to
schools and shopping. $155,000
This 3B/IBlh home has plenty of room for children to
play; well maintained, desirable area; new flooring,
H/W% healer, roof and garage door. Listed at $155,000
BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED! 2B/IBth home situ-
ated on approx. I acre in town: mature oaks: new roof
and A/C. $175,000
COUNTRY SETTING FOR THIS IMMACULATE
3B/2Bth home: located on 5 acres just outside of town
in desirable area plus handyman's 24x36 concrete
workshop.


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For rore information, call
Colleen Rafatti at
(863) 784-7403
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Bus. (863) 773-0007
Fax: (863) 773-0038
www.lambertrealty.net
Charlotte Terrell


15 secluded acres, perfect for house site or investment:
scattered oaks. fenced pasture. $10,000 per acre
Quiet and serene surroundings overlooking man-made
lakes! 25 acres of grove and 15 acres in pasture; prop-
erty has been divided into 5 and 10 acre tracts; two 2"
wells and one 8" well plus pond. 10 acre tracts $16.000
per acre; 5 acre tracts are $16,500 per acre
BUILD YOUR NEW HOME on this I acre lot located
in very desirable area.$29,500
LET'S MAKE A DEAL! 15 Acres fenced with 3B/IBth
C/B house, barn, cow pens, feed lot; large oak trees on
a paved county road. Call today and make an appoint-
ment to see. $400,000
A IMUST SEE! 3B/2Bth CB/Stucco home: large family
room, new stainless steel appliances in kitchen, fenced
yard. $160,000
Large 3B/IBth home located in quiet neighborhood:
yard with large oaks; plus apartment studio apartment
in back. $100,000
INVESTMENT PROPERTY! Two houses located on
this Highway 64 road frontage property; one has
4B/IBth the other has 2B/lBth; property could be used
as rentals or store fronts; located in Ona, zoned C-2.
$175,000
EXCELLENT HOMESITE! 10.52 acres of pasture
land: nice fish pond with dock; located in eastern
Hardee County. $185,000
DESIRABLE LOCATION for this 6.6 acre tract, some
trees, small pond, located in eastern Hardee. $149,850
Beautiful 5 acre tract with some fruit trees, large oaks,
one (1) acre pond; would make a loosely home site or
weekend retreat. $110,000
40 Acres of native pasture; paved road frontage: nice
scattered oaks. Call for more information.
SLX ACRES! Well, septic, and electricity already in
place on this 6 acre tract; beautiful, large oaks, small
creek runs through the west part of property: perfect
building site. $200,000
10 Acres in Duette Area; property is fenced and has a
12" well. Call for details.


SERVICE YOU CAN COUNT ON


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


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781.2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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Classifieds-


GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM:
Part-time FTE Senior. Secretary
Hardee County, $12,484 annual. If you
need an accommodation because of
disability or to submit a SOF applica-
tion please contact GAL at PO. Box
9000, Drawer J-125, Bartow, FL 33831-
9000 or call 863-534-4605 by COB
01/12/07 GAL is an EEO/ADA/DFW
employer. 12:28-1:4c
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
SERVICE/ROUTE/PUMP REPAIR -
dependable person needed, able to
handle diverse tasks. Available @
Ullrich's Water, 409 Goolsby St. Apply
in person. 12:7-28c


HIGHLANDS COUNTY $1,000 MOVES
YOU INI Brand new 3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2CG,
concrete block-stucco home. Approx.
$895 mo. Own today, no credit need-
ed. 863-402-4600. 12:21-1:18p
HARDEE COUNTY $1,000 MOVES
YOU IN! Brand new 3 BR/ 2 BA/ 2CG,
concrete block-stucco home. Approx.
$895 mo. Own today, no credit need-
ed. 863-402-4600. 12:21-1:18p

3 BR/ 1 B, screened in ground pool,
large utility, close to college, quiet
neighborhood, $195,000 OBO. 773-
2859. 12:21-28p
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


PYGAMY GOATS for sale, $65 and up.
781-1947 or 773-9195. 12:28-1:3c


FOUND: SMALL male dog near Peace
River, wearing collar, no tags. Call
Trish ,to identify 781-1765. 12:28c
LOST: CHIHUAHUA old Bradenton
Road area. Reward. 781-0837 or 773-
9925. 12:28p


2 12" KICKER COMP speakers in the
box w/600 watt DHD amp only 3
.months old, $200. (863) 245-9131 pr
(863) 245-3845. 12:28p


WE BUY GOOD used mobile-hiomes,
singlewides & doublewides. Grace
Mobile Home Park. 863-375-3500.
12:21-1:18p
40' PARK MODEL w/shed at Wagon
Wheel Park, $10,000. 269-720-9784
leave message. 12:14-1:11p
'95, 2BR / 2B, 66x14. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
3 CUARTOS./ 2 banios double trailer
lisla para ser occupad. Tan solo
$5,544 Down y $625 mensual. No
necisita credit solo Ilameme al 863-'
773-2007. 11:30-12:28p
3 CUARTOS / 2 bafios traila y pro-
bidad paquete complete, vajo encan-
je, mensualedad reasonable con bue
credit para mas information Ilame al
863-773-2007. 11:30-12-28p


35' TRAILER, set-up at Oasis, fully fur-
nished! 863-781-1398 or 863-781-
4176. 12:21-28p
3 Br/ 2 Bath doublewide on land,
ready to move in, low down payment,
low monthly payments with your good
credit. Call 863-773-2007.
11:30-12-28p
3 BR/ 2 Bath doublewide, ready to
move in, $5,544 down, $625 monthly,
no credit needed. Call 863-773-2007.
11:30-12-28p

Your reputation is in the hands
of others. That's what a repu-
tation is. You can't control that.
The only thing you can control
is your character.
-Dr. Wayne W. Dyer


ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and'
see if you can find the pet you're look-l
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please*
call 773-3265 or more Information.
tfc-dh
ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29'
requires that all cats and dogs sold in'
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have-
an official health certificate, have nec-:
essary shots and be free of parasites.;
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COCKER SPANIEL, 4 months, black:
male, $150. 781-7758. Very good with'
children. 12:28pt
BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES for sale,:
5 males, 1 female, $300. each. 863-,
773-6224. 12:21-1;4p:


CAROL'S
POOL
SERVICE
-10 Years Experience-
Certrfed & Insured

Office: 863-452-6026
Cell: 863-449-1806


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PILKINGTON TREE SERVICE INC
SBobeat and Crane oervie Tree Trimming
Complete Troo Removal *
C* itrus Treo Removal Land Clearing

*FREE ESTIMATES*

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JIM SEE REALTY, INC.
206 North 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873
Office (863)773-0060 Evening (863)773-4774
www.jimseerealty.com
James V. See, Jr., Broker James V. See, Sr., Broker


500 ac grove in DeSoto County. 55% Valencia, 45% Early & Mids. All
microjet. E '& M\sold for $1.75/1lb, Valencias uncomitted. $5,200,000.
20- ac all Valencia grove. Fruit uncommitted. Estimated 8,000 boxes. 10'
deep well with diesel power unit. All microjet. Listed for $21,000 per acre.
7 1/2 Acre grove with mobile home and large pole barn. $225,000.
21. beautiful wooded acres on the Peace River. 2 BR 1 BA mobile home.
Huge Quonset also included. Asking only $416,000!
60 Acres
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. Frontage on two paved roads.
SHigh 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.
t 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.


Mary 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


LJ

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


John Freeman


*iave a Ilapi)y Safe New Year!
9jEIA1 @1 ThE W fEE
Must See to Appreciate-Brand New 2006 Doublewide 3BR/2B.A, fire-
place, iery nice kitchen cabinets and countertops. Big back yard with oak
Irees on paved road. Call now. Reduced to $79,900 MLS 190647
Motivated Seller-This amazing historical home, consists or 5BR/2BA,
large family room, fireplace, dinning room, and so much more. Enjoy tak-
ing time to bring this old homestead to its original state. There is plenty of
room to use your creativity. Reduced to $155,000 MLS 188921


Great 'Country Living and Room
to Spare-Enjoy the convenience
of a 4 bedroom 3 full bath beauti-
fully maintained C/B home.
Located on 1.38 acre parcel just
east of Fort Green Springs. Call
for your. appointment today. to
view this outstanding home. Listed
for $249,000 MLS 191061
Ready to Move Ini! 2004 Beautiful
CB home with 3BR/2BA. Includes
stoves, refrigerator, dishwasher,
and many extras. Just needs new
owners. Call for details. Price is
$160,000 MLS 190478
Curb ,Appeal-3BR/1BA Frame
home located in the city limits of
Wauchula. The home includes a
pool, shed, swing set, and many
other extras. Listed price is
$155,000 MLS 189934
Affordable Home-3BR/1BA with
front porch located in the city lim-
its of Wauchula. Home has poten-
tial with some TLC. Reasonably
priced at only $69,500 MLS
189976


REDUCED-$115,000 for this
3BR/2BA M.H. with 2 car carport,
approximately 2,400 sq. ft. plenty
of out buildings on 1 acre MLS
187656
Out of Town-Spacious 3BR/2BA
2002 M.H. on 1 acre. Includes
stove, refrigerator, dishwasher,
window treatments and ceiling
fans. Offerd at $92,000 MLS
183426
Start from Scratch-buy one or
two building lots just north of
Sebring. Located close to medical
facilities. Each lot is 80 x 125.
$39,900 each/both for $79,800
MLS 189716
Nice Clean Vacant Lot-Located
on the South Side of Bowling
Green just out of City Limits. The
lot has 180 front and 150 dept
fronting Chester Ave. Lot zoned as
C-1. Listed price is $62,000
W. Lake Buffum Rd.-We have
several tracts of land in Fort
Meade. Call to inquire!


** 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.het
*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
oP.P".U- "After hours 863-773-2840


Noey Adam Flores (863) 781-4585
Amanda Mishoe (863) 781-3587
Lisa Douglas (863) 781-3247


John Freeman
Steve Lanier
Jessie Sambrano


863) 773-6141
863) 559-9392
863) 245-6891
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HELP WANTED
Person with good communication skills, computer and bookkeeping
knowledge, and overall great personality! Bilingual A +, Must be
willing to work on Saturday every other week. Please call us at 773-
5959 for an application. Or send us a resume to:
Wauchula Auto Mart
P.O. Box 1284 Wauchula, FL 33873
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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 cl4:21tfc License CBC-12430.


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


U-PICK TOMATOES, 5 miles east of
Bowling Green on County Line Road,
$5 per 5 gal. bucket. Call 781-3112.
12:21-28c
GARDNER EZ-PICK FARM OPEN -
Strawberries, tomatoes, peppers 160
Fish Branch Road. 735-1000.
12:21tfc


RESIDENTIAL 2 lots for sale,
$35,000. Zolfo 781-2601. 12:28p
4.8 ACRES IN BG.city limits, devel-
oper's dream, oak trees, park like set-
ting. 863-245-1507. 12:21-1:18p
3 BR/ 2 B MOBILE HOME on 4 acres,
1 1/2 miles from Wal-Mart commercial
or residential, $137,000. 773-6692.
12:28p


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech
IE* Phone (863) 781-9720
gugles(earthlink.net home.earthlink.net/~-guglegrl
*0


3/2/2 in Knollwood 2500 sq. ft. with privacy fence. New roof and
paint in 05. Great location for kids. Asking $220,000 obo.
All offers will be accepted. Call for appointment. Seller motivated.
863-781-9494 cli2:21p


11.25 ACRES, Kelly Roberts Road,
east Hardee County, $150,000. 863-
443-1099. 12:14-1:11 p
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
MOBILE HOME lot 80x140 in ZS,
Gaylors Park. 260-416-2896 or 735-
8522. 11:30-12:28p


RENTA CASA GRANDE, 800/M
Commercial Rentals 1.00/S.F.M. 863-
773-6616 445-0093 445-0915.
12:21-1:18p
RESTAURANTS, SHOPS, store fronts,
warehouses, houses, trailers, apart-
ments, salons. 863-445-0915 or 863-
445-0093. 12:21-1:18p
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


Short Tunime Job Bankruptcy Repo.* Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally.
APPROVED* NO MONEY DOWN -
*Low monthly payments -Competitive Rates Not Buy Here-PA Here
Established Credit Late Mode Cars & Trucks. Call now for your credit approval on our 24 hr. toll free
HOTLINE 1-800-535-6061
You must meet our lender's credit standards. Income and equity requirements apply.


$prE GARDENCq
(A SOD
Sold by Pallet, Half Pallet, Piece
MULCH
Fill Dirt* Drainfield & Dri ei ay Rock, Stump Grinding
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Delivery Available


RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
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, call after 3 p.m. 773-2207.
12:7-1:4p

Help Wanted-Betsy Ross
Diner (old Rooster's) now hiring all
positions. Accepting applications
Monday-Saturday,; 10am-3pm at
825 SR 66 E., Zolfo Springs.
Call first (863) 735-0519 or
(863) 205-1250. Ask for Kay. 12:28c

We-Buy




AM-SOUTH REALtY ,
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WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD, brad
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 773L4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
2 BR/ 1 B apartment, $650 deposit
plus 1st & last of $650 month. 773-
0100. 10:12ftfc
1 BR/ 1 BTH unfurnished duplex, ito
pets, no smoking, $650 monthly. 781-
1528. 10:12tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising ahiy
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 pregneit
women. tfc-db



BUSH HOG MOWING, lowest possit-
ble price. Call 941-730-8180.
11:30-12:280
YARD WORK, cleaning beds, hedge
and tree trimming, raking, haul o81
appliances. Jim's Lawn Service 861.
767-0439. 12:28-1:25n6.


120 Hogan St.
Wautchula, FL
(Behind Panda Restaurano)


Topsy See
.REAL ESTATE
773-5994 '

New B nc e B Je Bn nun y ltxel. ICis. Cpletely
remo5JdAl Tee = 0,100. r- INL I! N!
New Listing: Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New
roof, new central air & heat. House completely remodeled inside & out. All you
have to do is move in. $175;00 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 Listing: 10 Ac. parcel. Fenced & Cross fenced has small country house
needs complete remodeling inside. $220,000.
New Listing: 3BR/2B MH in Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park. Central H/A
comes .with appliances and utility building. In great location. $46,000.
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.
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!
1 Topsy See, Broker Vanette See, Realtor Associate
Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 ci12:28c


Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
773-3500 c7:27te


LOCATION? Need Space and Security? Deed Restricted community.
Beautiful 3/2 on 1/2 ac. Den, formal sitting room, 10' ceilings open floor plan.
2 car garage. Lots of upgrades $349,900.
BACK ON THE MARKET! 3BR/IBA concrete block on 2.5 acres. NMoe in
condition. Ceramic tile and carpet. er. Nice! $209,900.
30 ac or 37 ac beautiful woods and pasture. Within 1/2 Mi. of College. Best
Western and Projected growth area. Access to Peace Ri'er $15,000 per ac.
A real beauty! 2058' under air, on 3.82 acres. Maintained & landscaped!
45x48 Steel gahlanized metal enclosed barn utith full kitchen. $314.900.
Homesites: 2 acre tracts available. Deed Restricted! Call for
details...$49,500.
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Office Ph: 375-3113

Mobile Ph: 781-4460



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backooe Work
Fond Digging Ditch Cleaning
Drivewas Febble Rock, etc.
NOW AVI LABLE1I :
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(863) 781-0412
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References Provided Upon Requests


CUSTOM METAL BUILDINGS
20 x 25 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2.12 Pitch)
1 Roll-up Door,
2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab $ 9,984

25 x 30 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (212 Pitch)
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Entry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab $15,096.

30 x 35 x9 Executive
Vertical Roof (3 12 Pitch)
2 Roll-up Doors, 1 Entry Door,
1 Window, 2 Gable Vents,
4" Concrete Slab $20,295.


- Mets 120 mph Wind Load
- Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
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Locally owned and operated

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


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HOSPICE
OPPORTUNITIES
Happy Holidays! Choose a
rewarding career at Good
Shepherd Hospice by pro-
viding end-of-life care to
patients and families in
your community. Join us in
one of the following areas:
RN, Case Manager
M-F, Days
Conduct patient assessments
in their homes and provide
ongoing care in conjunction
with the interdisciplinary team
and the plan of care.
LPN
M-F, Nights
Provide care at the patinet
bedside. Entire 8-hour shift
spent with one patient.
RN, Per Diem, Days
Provides care when
hospice needs arise in
the Wauchula area.
Our team members receive a com-
petitive salary and outstanding
benefits package, including paid
'health premiums, four weeks
vacation your first year, tuition
reimbursement, retirement plan,
mileage and much more.
Bilingual Pay Premiums!
For consideration, please apply
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Classifieds


-PRESSURE WASHING PLUS. Exterior
.painting. Free estimates. 781-5533.
Licensed & Insured. 11:16-1:18p
C&P CONSTRUCTION. Demolition, fill
..dirt, tree removal, stump removal,
,dlragline, 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
tHardee County at 735-2511. Several
,weekly meetings. dh


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


MI-LRIARALY



7733-0300


15 acre grove, irrigated, tiled, Rhynn Road, $300,000.
5 acres Prime location. Vandolah Rd and Dink Albritton Rd. $110,000.
421 Grape St BG 3/1, central cA, FR $65,000.


Prime 25 acres MOL at 50 s


Road. Spacious brick home with 3,126 SF under roof, Ig barn & sheds.
$950,000 or $750,000 for 15 acres incl. home & buildings.
1 acre in Ona with 1/2 zoned C-1 includes 3 rental houses at $900 per
month. $140,000.
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.
Celito Lindo 3.75 acres MOL frontage on North & South Hwy 17. 8,160
SF auditorium includes beverage license. $1,180,000.


DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
7:18tfcdh
LET US PICK up junk cars out of your
yard. Will buy old farm tractors.
Crooms- 773-0637. 2:24tfc
B SEE
SOUND
PRO-AUDIO for any event. 773-6375.
www.bseesound.com. 11:9-1:11 p



SATURDAY 7-?, 1006 Polk Road.
Children's, women's and men's cloth-
ing, some furniture. 12:28p
JEWELRY, clothes, toys, shoes and
more. 4925 North Chester Ave., BG.
12:28p


DeSoto County
Properties

8 acres, 4 miles east of
Arcadia on Paved Road,
$139,900 owner financing
80 acres, Brownville Area Will
Rezone, $20,000 per acre
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565
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Area Service Support
Assistant Opening avail-
able for the Hardee area.
Provide program and adminis-
trate support to the Area
Office. Assist with communi-
cating RCMA's family and child
development activities. High
ethical standards and discre-
tionary judgment are essential
for maintaining confidentiality
of information pertaining to
staff, families and children.
High.school diploma or GED.
Bilingual (English.'Spanish)
helpful. Apply with Hilaria
Cuevas, Hardee Area Office,
614 N. Florida Ave Wauchula,,
FI by 1/5/07.
RCMA is an Equal Opportunity
Employer. We do not discriminate on
the basis of race, color, creed, sex,
sexual orientation, age or national ori-r
gin, religion, or disabilities.
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702 SOUTH,6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873


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


AM-SOUTH REALTY

MAKING ; REAL ESTATE REAL EASY."
An Independently Owned and Operated Member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation


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


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575


Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


IMMACULATE COUNTRY HOME
This 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is located within 1 mile of
city limits. Open floor plan with cathedral ceilings, fire-
place, ceramic tile, sun porch, two car carport, work-
shop on 2.5 acres. Offered at $350,000.
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 $85,000.
6 Acres for 72,500
This property even includes a mobile home! Call today!
Hang 'Wreath Here! Warmth of Holiday Season
enhanced in beauty of this 3 bedroom, 1 bath CB home
with new tile, carpet and kitchen cabinets. This home is
in Excellent Condition! Price reduced to $93,000, was
listed at $98,000.
NEW LISTING
3 BEDROOMS 1 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 $155,000.
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
r3 bedroom 2 bath home with attached 2 bedroom 1
bath apartment, very conveniently located on 1.8 acres
only $198,500.


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-bedroom/1 bath has central air
and heat Only $58,000!
The Complete Christmas List! Everything you've always
wanted is in this 3-bedroom, 2-bath mobile home that
comes with washer, dryer, 3-sheds and an above ground
pool with deck. 2-car garage with screened in porch.
Reduced to $57,000 from original price of $65,000.
HANDY MAN SPECIAL. Located in prime area of Bowling
Green. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home on shaded lot
is only $59,000.
The Sound of Silence. 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 $72,000.
Happy New Year!!


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
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KOFFEE KLATCH
Cal and Betty Gadsby, Dick
Barker and Stella Niebauer were
the hosts on Dec. 20. The U.S.
pledge was led by Ed Frantz;
Sylvia Baker led the Canadian
Pledge and Don Merillat led the
prayer. The 50/50 winners were
Darlene Henry, Gene and Joanne
Rambacher, Neil and Gwen Taylor,
and Jeanette and Lawrence
Hierlihy.
BINGO
Beth Collins and Betty Tracy
split the paper special on Dec. 15.
On Dec. 18, Frances Harris and
Joanne Rambacher split the paper
special. Also, a special game was
played for one of the hot ball jack-
pots and Nancy Morrison was the
lucky winner. There is still a second
hot ball jackpot to be won.

HOME DECORATION
WINNERS
Red Section first Arlie and
Linda Thompson; second Lank and
Carrie Lankford.
Yellow Section first Ray and
Charlene Baker; second Jerry and
Judy McBride.


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COURTESY PHOTO
The totem pole at Crystal Lake
Village has been freshly
repainted.
Blue Section first Don and
Flo Smith; second Ralph and
Nancy King.
Green Section first Dale and
Sylvia Baker; second Esther
Boddy.

SCORES
Mixed Golf Dec. 18 A, B, C
and D with handicap -As Aurele,
Dufour; Bs Al Johnson; Cs Aideen
Dufour, and Ds Bill T. Johnson.
Shuffling in the first session,
the top male shuffler was Bob
Beshel and the top lady shuffler
was a tie between Marilyn
Funkhouser and Myrna Wilday. I
want to apologize to the men shuf-
flers of Crystal Lake as I had them
losing to Wagon Wheel when
recently, in fact, they were the win-
ners.

DANCES
There was a small crowd at the

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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
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dance on Dec. 16 with the Memory
Makers but everyone seemed to
have a good time. With the new
center light installed that afternoon
by Lowell Gordon, the Christmas
lights on and the newly waxed
floor, the hall looked really nice.
There are still tickets for sale for
the New Year's Eve dance. On Jan.
13, Southern Gold will play for the
dance.

-CRAFTS
The next craft class, I believe,
will be Jan. 15 with Pam Norris
leading the class.

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couple of ladies started a campaign
to get everyone to wear red on
Friday to support our troops serv-
ing in Afghanistan. It had nothing
to do with whether you are for or
against the war. It was started to
give moral support to the soldiers
and it has become a huge success.
The soldiers serving overseas have
heard about Red Friday and are
very appreciative. At this time of
year with our soldiers far away
from loved ones, it would be nice to
see a sea of red on Fridays support-
ing the American, British, Cana-
dian and other troops serving over-
seas to show them we appreciate
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Stump The Swami
By John Szeligo
Well Football Fans, it is Bowl Season. Conference championships are
decided and the bowl lineup is set. The coaching carousel is turning with
some bizarre twists. Coaching salaries and perks seem endless. Seniors are
making their college choices. College players are winning post-season
awards. All in all making it the most wonderful time of the year for foot-
ball.
Does anyone want to coach Alabama? Nick Saban turned it down.
Steve Sputrier turned it down. ESPN reported that West Virginia's Rich
Rodriguez had accepted the job for $2.2 million for seven years only to find
out they had reported in error. Coach Rod would never leave his Alma
Mater. Instead, he power-played the WVU folks to upgrade salaries for him
($1.7 million per year) and his assistants, facility upgrades including a $2.2
million academic center near the stadium and a private jet for recruiting,
according to the grapevine. His contract runs through 2014 with a $4 mil-
lion buyout. The Mountaineers return 18 starters from this year's 10-2 team
that will play Georgia Tech in the Gator Bowl. Rodriguez knew he has
another great shot at a National Championship in 2007. He made the right
choice in staying where he belongs.
Miami promoted from within. Randy Shannon took the reigns when it
seemed the "U" would not have many good options clamoring for its head
coaching position. Seems like that ACC luster is losing a lot of its shine
from 2004 when it unethically raided the Big East. Miami opens the season
in 2007 in the Orange Bowl against Marshall. Remember Tommy Bowdens
-opening game at Clemson? He lost to Marshall in 1999. History has a way
of repeating itself.
Chris Leak has one more game to play as a Florida Gator. He came to
Gainesville as the top high school quarterback in America. To many Gator
Fans, he has never lived up to his potential or hype. His delivery is too slow,
not enough zip on the ball, he is afraid to run the ball, he makes too mny
mistakes are included in the criticisms of the kid. Leak is, despite, it all,the-
leading passer in Gator history. He has thrown for more yards than Danny
Wuerffel, Rex Grossman and Steve Spurrier. In his time at UF, he has never
been in any type of controversy. He spends more time in the film room that
anywhere else. He was one of 17 finalists for the Draddy Award. That
award honors the top student athlete in college football or "The Academic
Heisman" is another way of looking at it. Leak has worn the Orange and
Blue with class and integrity. His biggest criticism will be put to rest Jan.
8. Chris Leak will never lead UF to a National Championship according to
his critics. When he does lead Florida to that National Title; he will finally
be endeared to the Gator Nation, his rightful spot with the previously men-
tioned QBs at Florida. Thank you Chris Leak for the memories.
The Heisman Trophy was awarded to Ohio State QB Troy Smith. The
voting was not even close but is he the best player in college football? Chris
Leak, Steve Slaton, Calvin Johnson, Reggie Nelson and Dan Mozes all
were equal to or better than the, players sent to New York. Brady Quinn
even being nominated was a tragedy. Could he even have started at UF,
West Virginia, Ohio State or Louisville'? Its doubtful. Oh well, if Doug
Flutie can win the Heisman, what more can be said.


Seems the Michigan folks were upset when Florida took the spot
against Ohio State. They thought the Wolverines had won a rematch with
the Buckeyes. Most find that the BCS got it right this time. Speaking as a
fan and expressing the sentiments on most message boards, we don't want
an Ohio State and Michigan replay. Any team that can't win its conference
does not deserve to play for a National Championship. The Gators, on the
other hand, were the champs from the best conference in the country.
Consider also that Florida played the toughest schedule in college football
and it was a no-brainer.
How bout them Bulls? USF won its first ever bowl game over East
Carolina in the Papa Johns Pizza Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. The 24-7 win
ended a 9-4 season for the Big East school which has emerged as the sec-
ond-best football program in the state of Florida. Jim Leavitt has most of
this team back in 2007. The Bulls recruiting has picked up also. Some boys
in Orange and Blue better take rrotice of the new kid on the block.
Now let's look at upcoming bowls:
1. Emerald Nut Bowl Dec 27 FSU versus UCLA Any team that
upset USC should handle the disarrayed Noles. However, Bowden teams
always play well in bowls. UCLA 27 FSU 20.
2. Sun Bowl Oklahoma State versus Alabama The Tide is in tur-
moil over the coaching situation. The Cowboys take advantage of it.
Oklahoma State 23 Alabama 21.
3. Holiday Bowl California versus Texas A&M Bears put on a
show for the Aggies. California 35 Texas A&M 20.
4. Texas Bowl Rutgers versus Kansas State Scarlet Knights
wear down Wildcats. Rutgers 41 KSU 21.
5. Music City Bowl Clemson versus Kentucky UK is happy just
to be in a bowl. Clemson 35 UK 17.
6. Liberty Bowl Houston versus South Carolina Spurrier wins
bowl games. USC 34 Houston 24.
7. Insight.Com Bowl Texas Tech versus Minnesota. Lots of points
here. TT 45 Minnesota 34.
8. Champs Sports Bowl Purdue versus Maryland Terps finished
strong. Maryland 31 Purdue 24.
9. Meineke Car Care Bowl Navy versus Boston College My
heart says Go Navy but my head says BC. BC 38 Navy 23.
10. Alamo Bowl Texas versus Iowa Iowa gets wiped out. Texas
45 Iowa 16.
11. Chick-Fil-A Bowl Georgia versus Virginia Tech No way
Dawgs lose two years in ia row in Atlanta. UGA 31 VPI 27.
12. MPC Computers Bowl Miami versus Nevada Here is one
the Canes might win. Miami 24 Nevada 13. /
13. Outback Bowl Tennessee versus Penn State Vols in a rout.
UT 38 Penn State 10.
14. Cotton Bowl Auburn versus Nebraska Zack Taylor passes
Huskers to win. Nebraska 31 Auburn 21.
15. Gator Bowl West Virginia versus Georgia Tech -
Mountaineers run over Jackets WVU 41 Ga Tech 24.
16. Capital One Al kan.a, versus Wisconsin Badgers shock
Hogs. Wisconsin 30 Arkansas 28.
17. Rose Bowl Michigan teisus Southern Cal. Michigan goes
down to Trojans. USC 27 Michigan 24.
18. Fiesta Bowl- Boise State versus Oklahoma. Dreams, ed here.


Oklahoma 44 BSU 23.
19. Orange Bowl Wake Forest versus Louisville. Good ruK:;
Deacons but its over. U of L 52 WF 17.
20. Sugar Bowl Notre Dame versus LSU. Not even a gooc;:
matchup. LSU 45 ND 13.
21. International Bowl Cincinnati versus Western Michigan.
Bearcats win battle in Canada. UC 27 WMU17.
22. GMAC Bowl Ohio versus Southern Miss. Bobcats under Frank"'
Solich lose to Eagles. USM 24 Ohio 14.
23. BCS National Championship FLORIDA 34 Ohio St. 20.
GOOOOOOOOO Gators.

The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo
lasts a great deal longer.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes.'

NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING

The Hardee County Economic Development,-
Authority (Independent Board) will meet on
Tuesday, January 09. 2007, at 8:30 a.m. in the:'
County Commission Chambers, 412 West Orange.
Street, Room 102, Wauchula, Florida. -:

During this meeting grant applications will be-
awarded funds.

For more information call the County Manager's'.
office at 863/773-9430.

This is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person ,
needing to make special arrangements should contact the
County Commissioner's office at least forty-eight (48) hours
prior to the public meeting.
This notice is published in compliance with Florida Statutes-'
286.0105.
Interested parties may appear at the public.meeting and be'
heard. If a person decides.to appeal any decision made by,,
the members, with respect to any matter considered at such
meeting or hearing, he will need a record of the!
proceedings, and that, for such purpose, he may need to
ensure that a verbatim record of the proceeding is made,'
which record includes the testimony and evidence upon
which the appeal is to be based.


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

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

Amendment #07-01-SS: A change of the official future land use
classification specifically changing the future land use
classifications from County "Town Center" to City "Medium
.. Density'Residential" on the Buford Long a/k/a Buford E. Long .,-'
Estate parcelofapproximately 10.0acres.

A public hearing will be held on the 8th day of January 2007, at 6:00 P.M., and'
thereafter Ordinance 2007-01B will be presented to the City Commission for approval upon the -
first reading at City Hall, 225 East Main Street, Wauchula, Florida 33873, at which public
hearings all parties and interested citizens may appear and be heard as to any and all matters
pertinent to the proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan. Comments to Amendment
#07-01-SS may be made orally at the hearing or in writing if submitted on or before the hearing
dates.

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

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

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

INTERESTED PARTIES MAY APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT SAID HEARING.


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


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COUNTY COURT Humberto Baustista-Gomez, dis-
The following marriage license orderly intoxication, adjudication
was issued recently in the office of withheld, time served, $190 court
the county court: costs.
Charles H. Petersen Jr., 49, Jerry Garcia, petit. theft, dis-
Wauchula, and Toni M. Ferry, 52, .,missed.
East Quogue, N.Y. Jesus Lopez, disorderly intoxica-
tion and resisting arrest without vio-
The following small clq1is lence, time served, $315 fine and
cases were disposed of recently by court costs, $100 public defender
the county judge: ., fee, $50.investigative costs.
Asset Acceptance LLC vs. Gerald'a,.- Julio Lopez-Paz. hunting at night
T. Cruz, stipulated settlement by light and gun. adjudication with-
approved. held, $190 court costs. $50 inves-
Palisades Collection LLC vs. tigative costs.
Iugo G. Diego, judgment. Jesus Felix Medrano, disorderly
Palisades Collection LLC vs. intoxication, time served, $315 fine
S)eanne Powers, judgment. and court costs, $50 investigation
Capital One Bank vs. David costs.
Sams, order approving stipulated Tomas Candido Mejia, disorderly
settlement. intoxication, time served. $315 fine
: Midland Funding NCC-2 Corp. and court costs placed on lien.
vs. Chiquita Robinson, judgment,, Ollie Moore Jr., .retail theft, adju-
execution withheld. dication withheld, probation six
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs. months. no contact with store or
Christopher A. Baty and the Zolfo victim. $315 fine and court costs.
Springs Police Department, order $60 investigative costs.
qbating proceedings. Gerardo Ramos, possession of
Chase Manhattan Bank USA vs. marijuana, 30 days, concurrent
Glenn T. Curry and Wauchula State with traffic court sentence. $315
Bank, judgment of garnishment. fine and court costs.
Ramon Romero III, domestic
: The following misdemeanor battery, 120 days. concurrent. $667
cases were disposed of recently in fine and court costs and $100 pub-
' county .court. lie defender fees placed on lien.
Obeymar Aguilar Aguilar, retail Luzeo Paz Velasco. attempting to
theft, time served. $315 fine and take wildlife at night by light and
court .costs, $100 public defender gun, time served, weapon forfeited,
fees, $50 investigative costs. $315 fine and court costs. $50
Gary Lee Balcer, domestic bat- investigative costs.
tery-amended to disorderly con- Natashia Shatavias Williams,
duct. time served, $315 fine and retail theft and resisting a merchant.
court costs. time served, $315 fine and court



PUBLIC NOTICE
The PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD
meeting as the Hardee County Planning Agency
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
: Thursday, JANUARY 04, 2007, 6:00 P.M.
or as soon thereafter in the BCC Board Room
412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL
for the following requests:
:Agenda No.
:07-16
-FING II requests approval of a Special Exception for the continued -
-operation of an Assisted Living Facility for 12-15 beds in an existing dwelling
"on 1.05MOL ac zoned A-1 in the Agriculture Future Land Use District
-On or abt W side of W Main Street
:S of Alton Carlton Rd 2434240000031200000
S 1.05MOL ac Corn NE corn of SW4 of SW1/4 S 89deg30min58sec W 32 ft to W
.R/W SR64-A to POB S 89deg30min58sec W 158 ft S 00degl8minOSsec E 275.70
:ft N 89deg30min58sec E 158 ft N 00degl8min05sec W 275.70 ft to POB & S 12
S ft of E 190 ft of NW/4 of SW4 S24, T34S, R24E -

:07-14
:Aretha Denise Faulk requests approval of a Special Exception forth
-location and setup of a siltlle-family mobile home dwelling on a 1.OMOL-acre-
-parcel zoned F-R (Farm-Residential) In the Town Center Future Land Use
:District
:On or abt N side of Honeysuckle
:Eof MLK Jr Ave. 1034 250500 000010006
:1.0MOL ac Lot 06, BIk 01, America South Addition S'10, T34S. R25E

:07-17
;Rojan, InclFlorida Engineered Citrus, InclRoy Brown by and
:through the Authorized Representative requests approval of a
:Preliminary Site Development Plan to be known as Horseshoe
:Acres for a project to develop 1,400-sq-ft-single-family dwelling with two-car
-garages on parcels totaling 106.40MOL acres with 88.40MOL acres zoned F-R
-and 18.00MOL acres zoned A-1 In the Agriculture Future Land Use District
:On or abt Post Plant Rd
:N of Goose Pond Rd 2435230000069700000
:10MOL ac W1/4 of NEll4 of NEil4 S24, T35S. R23E
:AND
2435230000093300000
'28.40MOL ac N1/2 of SE114 of NE1/4 & that part of N1/2 of SWI/4 of SW1/4 of
;NE1/4 S & E of rd S24. T35S. R23E
:AND


20MOL ac S1i2 of SE1/4 of NE1/4
:'AND

'30MOL ac E3/4 of NE1/4 of NE1/4


2435230000069800000
S24, T35S, R23E

2435230000 05450 0000
S24. T35S. R23E


a', 2435230000099400000
,18MOL ac S1/2 SW1/4 NE1/4 lying E of graded road S24. T35S. R23E

:07-15
:Wilt Family Ltd Partnership by.and through the Authorized Represen-
:tative requests approval of a Site Development Plan on 4.29MOL ac
.:zoned CIIBC (Commercial/Industrial Business Center) in the Highway Mixed
*:Use Future Land Use District for the construction and operation of a 12,000.
:sq-ft-complex for Milano Tile
::On or abt Lot 20,
:Hardee County Commerce Park 20 33 250500 000010020
.'4.29MOL ac Lot 20, BIk 01, Hardee County Commerce Park
S20. T33S, R25E

.Roger L. Conley, Chairman, Planning/Zoning Board


PUBLIC NOTICE

The BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
will hold a PUBLIC HEARING on
Thursday, JANUARY 18, 2007, 8:35 A.M.
or as soon thereafter .
and to receive recommendations from the Planning/Zoning Board
for Agenda No. 07-16, 07-14

412 West Orange St.
Courthouse Annex Room 102, Wauchula, FL

SBobby Ray Smith, Chairman, Board of County Commissioners

This Is a Disabled-Accessible facility. Any disabled person needing to make
special arrangements should contact the Building/Zoning Department at least
Stwo (2) working days prior to the public hearing.
4 This Public Notice is published in accordance with the Hardee County Land
: Development Code. Copies of the documents relating to these proposals are
: available for public inspection during weekdays between the hours of 8:30 A.M.
:and 3:00 P.M. at the Planning/Development Department, 110 S. 9"' Ave.,
SWauchula, Florida.
All Interested persons shall have the right to be heard. In rendering any
decision the Boards shall rely solely on testimony that is relevant and material.
Although minutes of the Public Hearings will be recorded, anyone wishing to
appeal any decision made at the public hearings will need to ensure a verbatim
- record ofthe proceedings is made by a court reporter. 12:21,28c


costs and $100 public defender fees
placed on lien.
Christopher A. Young, trespass
other than structure, adjudication
withheld, stay off property, $315
fine and court costs, $50 investiga-
tive.costs. .
Haywood A. Young' Jr., trespass.
other than structure, adjudication
withheld, stay :off property,- $315
fine and court costs,$50 idVestiga-
tive costs.
Luciano Lara In, disorderly con-
duct, time served, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fee.
Sergio Gabriel Benavidez, pos-
session of drug paraphernalia and
petit theft, 30 days, $315 fine. and
court costs. .-
Tia Winona Coik, retail theft,-
probation six. months, stay away
from store. $315 fine 'and court
costs, $100 public defender fees, 10
hours community service..
Paul Everett Fulton, possession
of drug paraphernalia, 60 days with
credit for time served (CTS). $315
fine and court costs, $40 public
defender fee. $60 court-appointed
attorney fee; possession of marijua-
na, not prosecuted.
Jerry Joseph Gannpn. domestic
battery-amended to assault, adju-.
dication withheld, probation six
months, four-hour domestic vio-.
lence class, no weapons or
firearms, mental health evaluation
and treatment, no drugs or alcohol,'
$190 court costs, $40 public'
defender fee.
Maridel Castillo Rodriguez, dis-
orderly conduct, adjudication withx-
held, probation six months. $315
fine and court costs, $40 court-
appointed attorney fee. $50 inves-
tigati e costs; resisting arrest with-
out violence, not prosecuted;' stalk-
ing-amended to assault, probation
six months (concurrent). no contact
with %ictim, no weapons or
firearms, four-hotur anger manage-
ment class, $315. fin.,.and court
costs. $60 c'ourt-appdointed fee, $50
investigative costs. .
Jerry Jerome Browdy, -violation
of probation (original charges pos-
session of marijuana and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia), proba-
tion revoked, six months CTS.
license suspended two years,
unpaid fines and' fees placed on
lien.
Robert Chris Albritton 'Jr.,
assault, not prosecuted. .
Joen Chavez. battery, esfreated
bond. .
Joel Chad Matthews, violation of
probation (original charge posses-
sion of drug-parpahernalia), proba-
tion revoked, 90 days, concurrent.
outstanding. fincis and fees placed
o n lien. .
Paul Zorano Ellis, violation of
probation, probation revoked. 30
days CTS. outstanding fines and
fees placed on lien. .
Francisco Valdez-Prieto, at-
tempting to take deer'during closed
season, $522.50 fine and court
costs.
Julius Robert NMerchant III,
resisting arrest without force. $190
fine and court costs.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Joel Chad Matthews, willful and
wanton reckless driving, driving
while license suspended (DWLS)
and possession of a suspended
license. 90 days. concurrent,' $315


fine and court costs, $100 public
defender fees.
Toni Carter, DWLS, not prose-
cuted.
Eliazar Garcia Garcia Jr., DWLS,
10 days, suspended if obtain valid
license, $-330 fine and court costs.
Adam Gonzalez, .DWLS, 10
days, .suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Armando Lucas Lopez, DUl-and.
no valid license, probation 12
months, license .suspended six
months, evaluation and treatment,
multiple offender DUI school, $990
fine and court costs on first charge,
$70 court costs on second, $60 pub-,.
lic.defender fee, $50 investigative
costs.
Ignacio Lopez-Carrillo, DWLS,
10 days. suspended, $330 fine and
court costs.
Pablo Macias, DUI and DWLS.
probation 12 months, license sus-
pended six months, evaluation and
treatment. DUI school, $622.50
fine and court costs on first charge.
$125 court costs on second, 70
hours community service.
Juan Israel Montercorono,'
DWLS, dismissed. $7.50 fee.
Miguel Angel Nava Flores,
DWLS. 10 days. suspended. $330
fine and court 'costs, $60 public
defender fee.
Maria Tomasa Quinn. DWLS, 10
days. suspended, $330 fine and'
court costs.
Manolo Quiroz Ramirez. DUI,
leaving the scene of an accident
with property, damage, no valid
license and operating a vehicle with
an- -expired tag, probation 12
months, license suspended six
months, ignition interlock six
months. no alcohol or bars. evalua-
lion 'and. treatment. $1.010 fines
and court costs, $100 public
defender fees. 60 hours community
service.
Gerardo Ramos, DWLS, 30
days, concurrent. $330 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees. -
Cebero Rivera-Fuentes, driving
an uninsured vehicle. 10 daNs, sus-
pended, $330 fine and court costs.
Lugo A. Balderas. two counts
DUI with property damage, proba-
. tion 12 months: license suspended
six months, random drug screens,
warrantless search and seizure,
$622.50 fine and court costs.
Juan Lopez-Santiago, DUI and
no valid license, probation 12
months, license suspended -six
months, no alcohol or bars. DUI
school, evaluation and treatment.
$622.50 fine and court costs, 50
.hours, community service.
Robert Anderson Smith, DWLS .
and-Tacing on highway, adjudica-
tionw withheld, $330 fine arid'courr'
costs, $60 public defender fees.
Lester White, DWLS. attaching
tag no.t assigned and no registration
.certificate, 10 'days, suspended.'
$330 fine and court costs.
Marie. Inez Ibarra., DWLS, 10
days suspended. $330 fine and'
court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Michelle Faye Lopez and the
state Department of. Revenue
(DOR) vs. Reyes Lopez, petition.
'for child support.
Linda Ray and DOR vs. Mary
Katherine "Kaihy" Ray, petition for
child support.
Annie Small and DOR vs. Jeffery
Williams, petition for child support..
Ford Motor Credit Co. vs.


Thomas C. Faulk, damages. ...*
Maria Vallejo Henson o/b/o.
minor child vs. Emilliano Galarza,
petition for injunction for .protec-
tion.
Beatrice Astorga and- DOR vs.
Jose Martinez, petition .for. child
support. .
Sandra Jimefiez and DOR ,vs.
Salvador Arana, petition for child
support.
-Constance Albritton o/b/o minor
child vs. Mildred Albritton, petition.
for injunction for protection.'. ."
South East Architect Services'
Inc. vs. Florida Reno LLC, petition
to enforce construction lien .arid
damages.: : . .
Judith Lynn Shultis and. Deanr
Lewis Shultis, divorce.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Midfirst Bank vs. Ronald D.
Woods et al, judgment of mortgage.
foreclosure. .
Herman Edward Spencer and
Bernice Spencer, divorce.
Wauchula Police Department' vs.
Judy Grissom, stipulated agree-
ment approved.
Bessie Lee Jones and DOR vs.
Jeffrey Bernard Williams," vol0mn-
tary dismissal.
Victor Parker vs. Captain Bell et
al, inmate appeal of circuit- court
order of Nov. 17.

The following felon) criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit-judge. Defendants- -
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted, otherwise. When,
adjudication is withheld, is. it
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.
Nicholas James Alv'arado.'viola-
tion of'probation (original' charge
possession of marijuana),-probation
revoked, 45 days in jail CTS, out-
standing fines and fees placed on.
lien.
Sergio Gabriel Benaidez, two
counts grand theft, 'resisting a mer-
chant. possession of cocaine-and
possession of drug paraphernalia,
transferred to county misdemeanor
court.
.Charlie James Cr.enshaw, petit
theft and dealing in-siolen property,
transferred to county misdemeanor
court.
Joel Armand -David.' possession
qo drug paraphernalia and resisting
","a-e fwithoifr'v iolence.' trarisfei-ed
to county misdemeanor court;
resisting arrest without violence,
not prosecuted.
Christopher 'DeLaTorre, posses-
.sion of a prescription drug without
a prescription, probation six
months, $262.50 fine and iourt
costs, $75 public defender' fee;
introduction of contraband into a
jail. not prosecuted..
Carlos Eduardo. no valid license;
transferred to county criminal traf-
fic court; possession of cocaine, not
prosecuted.
Daniel Farias. assault on a law
enforcement officer, transferred to
county misdemeanor court. --" '
Thomas Michael Fussell, posses-
sion of methamphetamine and pos-
session of drug paraphernalia,
returned 'to Drug Pre-Trial
Intervention program. .
Jerry Garcia, burglary. of a
dwelling or structure with no
- weapon-and-grand-theft-not-prose"- -
cuted.
Johnnie Garcia, violation of.
community control-house arrest
(original charges possession of
methamphetamine with intent to
sell, possession of drug parapher-
nalia and driving while license sus-
pended), probation revoked, three
months CTS, outstanding fines and.
fees placed on lien.
Gonzalez Mancelo Gomez, vio-
lation of probation (original charge
carrying a concealedweapon), pro-
bation terminated, outstanding
fines and fees placed on lien.
Stanley Jackson, possession of
marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia, two years-' drug
offender probation, license sus-
pended two years, $495 fine and
court costs. $100 public.defendet
fees; violation of probation (origi-
nal charged armed robbery), new
five-year drug offender probation
term, consecutive to above term.
Luciano Lara IV, violation of
probation (original charge burglary


of conveyance and. grand theft
auto), probation revoked, -i18
months community control wish
same other conditions.
Ronald Marett, violation of pro-
bation (original charge possession
of cocaine), probation modified to
18 months with same conditions.
Fatema Renee Mariner, posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, trans-
ferred to county misdemeanor
-court;,possession of cocaine, not
prosecuted.
Lance Rico McCumber, burglary
of a structure, probation three
years,- no contact with victims,
NCTI school, $495 fine and court
costs. $ 100 public defender fees, 75
hours community service.
.Frank' Francisco Moreno, DUI


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NOTICE OF APPLICATION

FOR TAX DEED

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

CERTIFICATE NO. 126 YEAR OF ISSUANCE 2001

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

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

AS RECORDED IN BOOK: 4 PAGE: 566

Name in which assessed: CARL DEVINE

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

Unless such certificate shall be redeemed according to law
the property described in such certificate shall be sold to the;
highest bidder at the courthouse door located at 417 West
Main Street on the 3rd day of January, 2007, at 11:00 a.m..

Dated this 22nd day of DECEMBER, 2006.

B. Hugh Bradley '"
Clerk of Circuit Court .
Hardee County, Florida
AD No 2
By: Alicia C. Albritton ,
Deputy Clerk .
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and. DWLS, transferred to county
criminal traffic court: grand theft
auto, not prosecuted.
Bartolome Lopez Ramirez, pos-
session of cocaine, not prosecuted.
Heath Sanchez, violation of pro-
bation .(original charge possession
of methamphetamine), probation
re-voked,-nine.:months in jail CTS,
outstanding:,fines and fees placed
on.lien. -' '
Calaster Thomas Jr., forgery,
uttering a forged instrument, crimi-
nal, use.of., personal identification
information, resisting an officer
without .violence, probation two
years, pay .all outstanding traffic
fines,.$49,5 fine, and court costs,
s100 publicidefender fees.
Elias .,Valdez4. violation of proba-
tion .(original, charges, possession
of. methamphetamine, and fighting
or baiting animals), probation
revoked. 12 months community
control .with same conditions.
SBernardo Estrella Virrueta, no
valid licenge,.transferred to county
criminal traffic court; possession of
methamphetamine and possession
of drug paraphernalia, not prose-
cuted. -
Lester.-White, possession of drug
paraphernalia, transferred to county
misdemeanor court; possession of
cocaine. notprosecuted.
Travis'Wilson, violation of pro-
bati'on, (original:, charges three
counts uttering a forged instrument,
five counts grand theft, two counts
uttering forged bills), restitution
p.aid~i, probatori.terminated.
Kdvin ,Dwiyne. Wingate, viola-
tiphnof-community control (original
charges, fleeing.,,to elude a law
enforcement officer using lights
and sirens,. resisting, arrest without
violence and felony driving while
license suspended), probation
revoked,, two years Florida State
Prison CTS..and concurrent with
DeSoto County sentence., outstand-
ing fines and fees.placed on lien.
Nelson Jacob Adams. violation
of community control (original
charge- possession .of marijuana'i,
community .control revoked. 10
monthsCTS, furlough denied, out-
standing fines and fees placed on
lien.
Anita' A Parrish, possession of
marijuana, not prosecuted.
Daivid Rohnie Parrish. manufac-
ture of :marijuana. adjudication
withheld, three-years drug offender
probation;.. $495. fine and court
costs. $1,000 investigative costs:
possession of marijuana with intent
to sell or deliver and possession of
drug paraphernalia, not prosecuted.
Felipe. Reyes-Delgado. posses-
sion of cocaine, not prosecuted,
successfully completed Drug Pre-
Trial 'Intervention,program.
Sandra M.'Moirgan, possession of
methamphetamine and possession
of '.drug paraphernalia, not .prose-
cuted, successfully completed Drug
Pre-Trial Intervenliion program.

'.The folloing'real estate trans-
a.tions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
: .Melvin H. and Marlene H. Taylor
to Larithi Lynn Roberts. $225.000.
Stirling. .Ranch LLC to F.F.J.
LLC $352,380.'
Mark L. and.Angela T. Manuel to
Josep fi'$"Disci pio, $516.000.
Charle .Jerald and Josephine E.
Abbqtt as, ..trustees to Lupe
Rodriguez, $100,000.
-Jarries-H. Webb Jr. to Steven L.
and Joyce E..; Smrith. $215,000.
Valentin, A. Abundo to Sophia
Martinez, $20.000.
...Hardee.'Courty' Industrial De-
e1opment-FAtthority to Pacer
Marine Engineering, $284.550.
Charles H. and Mary Jo Petersen
to Joao..M.B. Vendramini and
Maria L.A. Silveira, $250,000.
Darlinda DeVane Lambert to
Louis Esquiivel'J'., $27,000.
Hugh C. Jones Jr. and Terry G.
Jones d/b/a Alma Jones Ranch and
Citrus, and Terry S. Jones and
Hugh C. Jones Jr. to William Pat
Mercei- as trustee, $824,194.
M&M Ma'nagement .of Central
Florida LLC to Jose Alfonso MNier.
$60.000.
Debbie J. Rickeit as trustee to
Dennis R. Rdbarts, Dennis R.
Robarts' II and Summer Robarts.
$425.000.
FL Land-Partners LLC to Muros
Ranch LLC, $252,000.


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12B The Herald-Advocate, December 28. 2006





During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:
COUNTY
Dec. 25, a fight on Merle Langford Road, a robbery on Griffin Road
and a theft on U.S. 17 North were reported.
Dec. 24, Hidelberto Hernandez, 28, of 202 SR 62, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with stalking and trespass on an
unoccupied structure.
Dec. 24, Julio Gonzalez-Prolero, 22, of Middle Drive, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a DeSoto County bench warrant
alleging failure to appear in court on a charge of petit theft.
Dec. 24, burglary of a conveyance on Ratliff Road was reported.

Dec. 23, Jose Luis Martinez, 23, of 1320 Oak St., Arcadia, and Stella
Valdez Rodriguez, 27, of 125 W. Carlton St., Wauchula, were arrested by
Dep. Thomas Souther and each charged with domestic violence battery.
Dec. 23, a vehicle stolen on Hancock Road and criminal mischief on
Lindsay Lane and on U.S. 17 North were reported.
Dec. 22, Javier Valdez, 23, of 2250 Gilliard Farm Road, Zolfo Springs,
was arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody and charged with domestic violence
battery.
Dec. 22, a theft on U.S. 17 North and a fight on Gilliard Farm Road
were reported.
Dec. 21, Mariana Elizabeth Vigil, 18, of 2304 Ralph Smith Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by state ATFE (Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms,
Explosives) Agent Brannon Sheely and charged with sale of alcohol to a
person under 21.
Dec. 21, Mary Ilene Robinson, 41, of 106 Allison Court, Tampa, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on a charging her with uttering a forged
instrument.
Dec. 21, Eduardo Rivera, 22, of 1243 Polk Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Det. Clay Nicholson and charged with robbery with a firearm,
aggravated assault with a firearm and grand theft. He was detained on a
capias revoking his bond on a charge of trafficking in methamphetamine.
Dec. 21, a robbery on East Main Street, criminal mischief on Gebhart
Road and a theft .on South Lincoln Street were reported.
Dec. 20, Julio Vives Caldron, 35, of 6906 Squirrel Ben Road, Bailey,
N.C., was arrested on a Lee County warrant charging him with violation of
probation (original charge DUI).
Dec. 20, Emiliano Galarza-Rodriguez, 33, of 206 John St., Frostproof,
was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on capiases charging him with battery,
petit theft and criminal mischief.
Dec. 20, Matthew Aaron McMullen, 45, of 2430 Begonia Drive,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on warrants charging him, with
violation of probation (original charges DUI, refusal to submit to DUI tests
and driving while license suspended).
Dec. 20, William Edward Brown, 39, of 155 Old Bowling Green Road,
Bowling Green, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a capias charging
him with non-support.
Dec. 20, Jesus Felix Medrano, 25, of 1060 Sumter Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a warrant charging him with viola-
tion of probation (original charge aggravated battery with a deadly
weapon).
Dec. 20, Cedric David Williams, 27, of 3105 Madulla Road, Plant City,
was detained by corrections Sgt. Keith Powell on a Polk County warrant
charging him with violation of probation (original charge unlawful dispos-
al of solid waste).
Dec. 20, Antonio Quinton Williams, 34, of 3067 Singletree Court,
Lake Wales, was arrested by Dep. David Drake on warrants charging him
with violation of probation (original charges two counts grand theft).
Dec. 20, Jose DeJesus Covarrubias Caistro, 25. of 709 W. Main St..
Bowling Green, was arrested on Pinellas Count,, %ariants alleging failure
to appear in court on charges of trespass and failure to comply )
Dec. 20, Natasha Shatavias Williams, 24, of 418 E. King St., Cham-
bersburg, Pa., was arrested on a Polk County warrant alleging failure to
appear in court on a charge of domestic battery.
Dec. 19, Davin Sarad Simpson, 22, of 2004 Colmar St., Sebring, was
arrested by Dep. David Drake on capiases charging him with DUI
manslaughter and two counts DUI with serious bodily injury.
Dec. 19, William Glenn Sneed, 39, of 3913 Palazzo Drive, Sebring,
was arrested by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with battery.
Dec. 19, Joshua Daniel Milller, 20, of Citrus Valley Mobile Home Park
Road, Wauchula, was arrested by Dep: Thomas Souther on a Polk County
warrant charging him with violation of probation (original charge posses-
sion of methamphetamine).
Dec. 19, Zolly Allen Ziglar, 28, of 348 Hill St., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a DeSoto County warrant charging him
with criminal mischief.
Dec. 19, John Wayne Crews, 61, of 481 Hanchey Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on capiases charging him with two counts
of lewd conduct.

Dec. 18, Aurora Alamia Garza, 26, of 1030 Makowski Road, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with domestic battery.
Dec. 18, Samuel Abarca Cristobal, 23, of 817 E. Main St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a Hillsborough County warrant
alleging failure to appear in court.
Dec. 18, Jeffrey Scott Stringer, 44, of 812 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on warrants charging him with vio-
lation of probation (original charges resisting arrest without force and dri-
ving while license suspended).
Dec. 18, Saul Alamia, 29, of 315 Dade St., Bowling Green, was arrest-
ed by Dep. Todd Souther and charged with domestic battery on a pregnant
female. He was detained on a warrant charging him with violation of com-
munity control house arrest (original charge possession of methamphet-
amine).
Dec. 18, thefts on Paul Drive, Kelly Roberts Road and Paynes Creek
Road were reported.

WAUCHULA
Dec. 24, Emedio Vasquez Ramirez, 48, of Citrus Valley Mobile Home
Park Road, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly
intoxication.

Dec. 23, Adrian Gonzales, 30, of 722 S. Seventh Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with disorderly intoxication.
Dec. 23, Eduardo Aucencio, 34, of Townsend St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly intoxication.

Dec. 22, Efren Garcia Sanchez, 41, of 1845 Reif Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with DUI.
Dec. 22, Maurilio Espinolbarrro Mendosa, 38, General Delivery, Wau-
chula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with disorderly intox-


ication.

Dec. 21, Efrain Perez-Morales, 23, of 406 East Oak St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUI and no valid
license. He was detained on a warrant alleging failure to appear in court on
a charge of no valid license.



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Dec. 21, Catarino Dario Borjas, 22, of 615 Saunders St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and sheriff's Dep. Danny O'Bryan and
charged with possession of marijuana, possession of methamphetamines
with intent to sell, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of drug
paraphernalia. He was detained on capiases alleging failure to appear in
court on charges of trespass in an occupied structure and two counts driving
while license suspended.
Dec. 21, Joshua Daniel Johnson, 24, of 2563 Lake Lillian Drive, Avon
Park, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with possession of
ammunition by a felon.
Dec. 20, criminal mischief on Eason Drive was reported.

Dec. 19, Sandra Katey Daniels, 34, of 3134 Crystal Hills Drive,
Lakeland, was arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte on a Polk County warrant
charging her with failure to appear in court on a charge of battery.
Dec. 19, a theft on East Oak Street was reported.

Dec. 18, burglary of a conveyance on South Eighth Avenue and a theft
on North 10th Avenue were reported.
BOWLING GREEN
Dec. 24, Mario Lopez Santiago, 21, P.O. Box 88, Bowling Green, was,
arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold and sheriff's Dep. Danny O'Bryan and
charged with resisting arrest without force, fleeing to elude a police officer,
operating an unregistered vehicle, DUI and no valid license. He was
detained on warrants charging him with violation of probation (original
charges DUI and no valid license).
Dec. 24, Clint Morgan Albritton, 29, of 210 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Daniel Arnold on warrants charging him with viola-
tion of probation (original charges uttering a forged instrument and grand
theft).
Dec. 24, criminal mischief on Lynn Street was reported.

Dec. 23, Francisco Javier Ramagull, 40, of Lake Branch Road,


Bowling Green, Ladislado Rodriguez Lopez, 55, of 1520 Hinson Ave.,
Wauchula, and Antonio Maurilo Hernandez, 55, General Delivery,
Wauchula, were arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and each charged with vio-
lation of the open container law.
Dec. 22, Julio Gonzalez-Prolero, 22, of Middle Drive, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with violation of the open
container law.

Dec. 21, Antonio Morales, 29, and Hector Apolonio Trinidad, 21, both
General Delivery, Bowling Green, were arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and
each charged with violation of the open container law.
Dec. 21, Seberiano Bibiano Castro, 49, General Delivery, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Sgt. Edward Coronado and charged with violation
of the open container law.
Dec. 21, burglary of a conveyance on Myrick Avenue was reported...

Dec. 19, a 13-year-old Tampa youth was arrested by Capt. Brett
Dowden and charged with battery on a detainee.
Dec. 19, criminal mischief on U.S. 17 North was reported.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Dec. 24, Bernabe Garduno Pedroza, 33, and Martin Ortiz Perez, 35,.
both of 114 Godwin Court, Zolfo Springs, were arrested by Ofc. Eric
Fotheringham and each charged with battery. Perez was also charged with
robbery. Pedroza was also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly
weapon, armed robbery and detained on a warrant charging him with vio-
lation of probation (original charge petit theft).

Dec. 23, a robbery on U.S. 17 South and a theft on Bluebird Lane were
reported.

Dec. 20, Charles Nelson Rimes, 53, of 2934 Redbird Lane,` Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with disorderly
intoxication.


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