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SLandfill Near

To Capacity

: ... Story 3A


SLegislators Hear

Local Wish List

.... Story 7A


The


Herald-Advocate


Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 4
3 Sections, 24 Pages


46
plus 40 sales tax


Thursday, January 4, 2007


What's In Store For


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
After a quiet 2006, it promises to
be a very busy year as 2007 begins.
Much of the past year has been
spent in the groundwork for all
kinds of projects around the county,
gathering data to substantiate the
requests for permits and financing
from federal, state and regional
agencies.
Already some signs of growth in



Woman Who


Nearly Shot


Cop Wins


Her Appeal
By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
A woman sent to state prison for
25 years for trying to shoot a cop
with his own gun has seen her sen-
tence cut in half.
The Public Defender's Office
was successful in its appeal of the
2003 conviction of Stephanie
Sylvia Blandin, 35, of Bowling
Green. .
Jurors in the trial had found
Blandin guilty of attempted man-


Blandin
slaughter of a law enforcement
officer with a firearm, battery of a
law enforcement officer, unlawful
taking of an officer's firearm and
giving false information to an offi-
cer.
It was the attempted manslaugh-
ter conviction that the 2nd District
Court of Appeal overturned, noting
that Blandin had been charged with
attempted second-degree murder
but that jurors found her guilty of
the lesser charge of attempted
manslaughter.
They should have been given the
option of choosing an additional
lesser.charge of attempted aggra-
vated battery. They were not. In
that, the trial judge erred, the 2nd
DCA ruled.
Blandin had received a 15-year
term on that attempted manslaugh-
ter conviction. Judge Marcus J.
Ezelle, sitting as an acting circuit
See APPEAL 2A


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12/28 77 43 0.00
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S1230 82 60 0.00
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01/02 :: 73 60 0.00
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-. Annual average 5.45
Source: Unv. of Fla. On Research Center


INDEX
Classifieds 5B
Courthouse Report.........6C
Crime Blotter 7C
Community Calendar.....6A
Hardee Living...............2B
SInformation Roundup.....6A
SLunch Menus..................6A
SObits 4A
:, Puzzle 6A


the county are apparent, while oth-
ers will take much more time to
develop. Following is a summary
of the major projects for each enti-
ty.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
The international cargo airport
proposed on 22,000 acres west and
northwest of Fort Green is still in
the planning stages. "A lot of
behind-the-scenes work was done


in 2006, and I believe it will
progress much faster in 2007," said
Marcus Shackelford, general man-
ager of the Van Fleet Airport
Development Group which will
provide an update to county com-
missioners in mid-January.
A lot has been happening at the
county's 180-acre Industrial
Development Park off SR 62, not
too far from U.S. 17. Four compa-
nies have purchased properties


The New Year?


there and two are already in opera-
tion. First in was SCOSTA, headed
by SCOtt STAnley. On 18.84 acres,
the company manufactues wooden
and steel trusses and will eventual-
ly employ as many as 150 people.
Next in was Organix-South on
4.2 acres. The company produces
pet insect repellent and other Neem
Tree evergreen products for spe-
cialty and health stores.
Milano Ceramic Tile, which pur-


chased 4.29 acres recently under
the family name Allyndeb, will be
erecting a 12,000-square-foot
building for its roofing and con-
crete tile business.
Finally, Pacer Marine Harvest
has purchased 12.24 acres for its
25,000-square-foot building, which
will eventually grow much larger.
The company makes marine har-
ness for boats of various sizes. The
electrical transmission equipment


in the harness installed in the keel
of boats connects to the control
room.
Among the many residential
and commercial developments
under way or in planning stages are
the large Vandolah Estates about
six miles west of Wauchula and
another massive development south
of Sweetwater which may include
schools as well as commercial and
See NEW YEAR 2A


STUCKUP! ___ 2006 In Review

S. Top Stories Of The Past Year

Sii : Here's a look back at the stories that made the news in the second half of
2006.
July
.._ . ', Negotiations opened for teacher contracts. The teacher's union pro-
posed that a teacher fresh out of college will make $31,000 a year.
The tentative 2006-07 county-wide budget was presented and is over
$72 million.
-.r

S -An overturned tanker spilling gallons of fuel closed SR 64 West for an
S -- entire day. Rapid response kept the 4,000 gallons of gasoline from pollut-
ing Peace River.
.. ','
SThe annual back-to-school tax holiday began, giving a tax-free
S.exemption to many items used by students returning to school.
,,---,

STeacher contract negotiations were stalled by the Vandolah Power
SPlant contesting its tax assessment and bringing in fewer tax dollars than
expected.
c i.l, i. ".. t The local school district has been awarded a B grade by the state
Department of Education, up from last year's grade of C.


.... q :-August
Despite a major setback, school contract negotiations have ended with
a planned 9.48 % total package increase for teachers.
The new Hilltop Elementary/Hardee Junior High School campus
Suffered its first tour to the public, and was well received.
SA man searching Peace River for fossils drowned in its waters.
The new school year began for students all across the county, and
r :everything went well. Hilltop Elementary and the new Hardee Junior High
got off to a good start.
Early voting began for voters who wanted to get their primary elec-
1 .tion voting done quickly and easily.

The county braced itself for Tropical Storm Ernesto, deciding that all
schools would be closed as well as the Hardee County Courthouse and
county offices.
September
Gina Neuhofer, Wendell Cotton and Jan Platt remain on the Hardee
County School Board while Joe Jones must battle Paul Samuels in a runoff
in November.
COURTESY PHOTO The trial of Thomas Crews Jr. is set to begin on second-degree mur-
Students at Zolfo Springs Elementary School used duct tape to suspend their principal, Jan der charges in the disappearance of Sondra Barrington.
Beckley, from a power pole on their final full day of classes before the winter break. It wasn't a
rebellion but a reward. The youngsters had raised over $7,300 for the Parent Teacher The Hardee County Library closed its doors for renovations. It is
Organization at the school through sales of products in the Cherrydale Farms catalogue. Before scheduled to reopen in November.
the fund raiser began, students had been told that if they sold the equivalent of $7,500, their
administrators would perform some specially chosen stunts for them. Beckley and Assistant Testimony began in Bartow in the trial of Thomas Crews Jr.
Principal Melanie Henderson thought the kids came close enough to their goal, so they got to
watch Henderson eat chocolate-covered crickets and to help tape Beckley to the pole. See NEWS 2006 2A




Pioneer Park Days Cover Art Contest Opens


By CYNTHIA KRAHL
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Herald-Advocate's seventh
annual Pioneer Park Days Cover
Art Contest is now open.
Deadline for entries is Monday,
Feb. 12, at noon.
Artists of all ages and locales are
invited to try their hand at the com-
petition. The contest is open to any-
one and everyone familiar with the
five-day festival in Zolfo Springs,
which is Hardee County's largest
event of the year.
Again this year, there are two
divisions: one for children 12 and
under and one for adults.
The newspaper is seeking origi-
nal artwork to grace the front and
back covers of the special section it'
publishes each year commemorat-
ing the popular show. The tabloid
- or newsmagazine-size sec-
tion is inserted into the regular
weekly edition and is distributed
during Pioneer Park Days, set for


Divisions For Children & Adults


Feb. 28 through March 4 this year.
Adult artists will be vying for the
honor of having their drawing on
the cover of a newsmagazine seen
and read by thousands. A photo-
graph of and a biographical story
on the winning artist will appear
inside the cover page.
That first-place winner will be
awarded a $200 U.S. Savings
Bond.
Second- and third-place winners
will also be chosen. Second place
will receive a $100 Savings Bond,
and third place a $50 bond. Their
drawings also will be displayed
inside the special section.
In the children's division, the
winner will receive a $50 U.S.
Savings Bond. That drawing will


become the back cover of the spe-
cial section.
The awarding of second and
third places in the children's divi-
sion will depend on the number of
entries received as, generally, few
children apply. So, parents, encour-
age your child to enter!
Judging both the adult and chil-
dren's divisions will be an indepen-
dent panel made up of two local
residents and one out-of-towner.
Those judges are Jane Long, the
long-time director of Pioneer Park
Days; Circuit Judge Marcus J.
Ezelle, a Wauchulan who has
ascended to the circuit bench here;
and Circuit Judge Susan W.
Roberts, who formerly presided in
Hardee County and is a ninth-gen-


eration Floridian.
Rules are simple, but are strictly
enforced by the judges. Artwork
ruled ineligible by the judges will
not be in the running for prizes. To
pe in the competition, follow these
steps:
1.) Art must be the original
work of the entrant.
2.) The festival theme of antique
engines, farm machinery and/or
pioneer life must be reflected in the
piece.
3.) Art must fill an area 8-1/2
inches wide and 11 inches high,
including lettering which reads
"Pioneer Park Days 2007."
4.) Pen and ink, charcoal, dark
pencil or marker may be used.
Keep in mind the drawing must be


able to be reproduced in the news-
paper.
5.) List the division entered and
the name, address and daytime
phone number of the artist on the
back of the entry or on something
securely attached to it.
6.) Deadline is Monday, Feb. 12,
at noon. There can be no excep-
tions.
Drawings may 1e submitted by
mail or in person.
Bring entries to the newspaper
office at 115 S. Seventh Ave. in
Wauchula anytime from 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. on Mondays through Fridays.
Packaged and mailed entries
should be addressed to The Herald-
Advocate, Cover Art Contest, P.O.
Box 338, Wauchula, FL 33873.
Take care to mail your entry in time
to arrive by the deadline.
Winners wi. be contacted as
soon as the judges complete their
task.





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2A The Herald-Advocate, January 4, 2007


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



115 S. Seventh Ave.
P.O. Box 338
Wauchula, FL 33873


RALPH HARRISON
Production Manager

NOEY DE SANTIAGO
Asst. Production Manager

Phone: (863) 773-3255
Fax: (863) 773-0657


Published weekly on Thursday at Wauchula. Florida. by The Herald-Advocate Publishing
Co Inc Periodical Postage paid at L S. Post Office, Wauchula. FL 33873 and additional
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Ad.ocate, P.O Box 338, Wauchula. FL 33873


DEADLINES:
Schools Thirsday 5 p.m.
Sports Monday noon
Hardee Living-Thursday 5 pm
General News Monday 5 p.m
Ads Tuesday noon


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LETTERS:
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should be brief, and must be written in good taste, signed and include a daytime phone
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bI1


Living Well
By Linda B. Adler
Florida Hospital Wauchula Administrator


'Tis the season ... For colds and flu!
Everyone hopes to escape getting them and with better awareness, we
just may be able to do that! The way we catch these infections is by com-
ing into direct contact with the virus that causes them. To reduce contact
with these nasty germs, it helps to know how they get passed from one per-
son to another. The reason we catch more colds and flu bugs during colder
months is because we spend more time inside with windows and doors
closed. When someone sneezes or coughs, they spray their virus into the air
and it lands on surfaces in the environment.
We transfer these viruses by touching something contaminated such
as shaking hands, picking up a phone receiver, touching a doorknob, pen or
utensils- and then touching our own nose, eyes or mouth. The flu differs
from the common cold in the rapidity of its onset and the severity of its
symptoms, including fatigue, headache, fever and chills, nausea or lack of
appetite, and muscle aches. To protect others, cover your nose and mouth
with Kleenex when you cough or sneeze.

Your b6st line of defense?
avoid being around people with a cold or the flu.
Wash your hands and wash them often, especially in pub-
t'-~itsces. If you are away from running water the alcohol- -
based hand sanitizers are recommended.
Get enough sleep it helps maintain optimum health
and strengthens your resistance to germs.
Exercise regularly walking is usually the easiest, but
find something you enjoy doing. You might think you don't
have time, but exercise does so much for you that you should
take time for it.
Maintain a well-balanced diet with at least five fruit and
vegetable servings per day.
Get your flu shot. Receiving a flu shot before February
can help prevent influenza and decrease the severity of colds
and other flu symptoms. It is very low risk and is well doc-
umented in helping prevent the flu.
Discuss the pneumonia vaccine with your doctor.
Persons over age 65, anyone over 2 years of age who is
chronically ill, those with a weak immune system, and any-
one often exposed to pneumonia bacteria should receive this
vaccine.
All this may not protect you 100 percent from these seemingly
inevitable winter bugs, but it will likely reduce the number of cold and flu
viruses you catch. And that can be very good news for you!









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residential areas. Plans for it may
be brought before the Hardee
County Commission early in 2007.
The former Federal Emergency
Management Agency (FEMA) vil-
lage off Martin Luther King Jr.
Avenue south of Wauchula is being
annexed into the city and tentative-
ly will be replaced by a 135-unit
housing development of triplexes
and duplexes.

SCHOOLS
Schools Superintendent Dennis
Jones and his staff and the Hardee
County School Board will occupy
2007 getting a secure grip on a
variety of growth issues. Schools
have to work concurrently with the
county and municipalities on plans
to be ready to accommodate growth
and the additional students it will
bring to the county.
One area of focus will be finaliz-
ing plans and beginning construc-
tion around the Bowling Green
Elementary School campus. Since
the new K-8 school was completed
and is in successful operation,
interest now turns to renovating the
northernmost school.
"Legislative decisions in March
will determine many of our plans.
The legislature has a habit of mak-
ing new mandates which affect us,"
said Jones, whose challenge in the
next three years is to be fully in
compliance with the class size
amendment, which says that every
classroom must meet certain stu-
dent totals by 2010. Moving from
countywide averages to school
averages and finally individual
classroom size limits means "a lot
of analysis on the most prudent
plan to ensure teachers and facili-
ties can fully meet the goals," said
Jones.
He has three other major things
to consider in 2007. One is a con-
sultant recently hired to examine
the school system's health insur-
ance plan. "We spend about $6 mil-
lion a year on premiums and they
are rising 15 to 20 percent per year.
It's important to get the biggest
bang for our buck for our 741
employees. We are looking for the
best alternative," explained Jones.
Another that is controversial is
the state's proposed STAR (Special
Teachers Are Rewarded) bonus
plan. Every school district has to
prepare a plan on how to determine
how teachers will be chosen for the
top 25 percent to receive five per-
cent of their salary as a bonus. At
least 50 percent of the scoring for-
mula has to be based on student
achievement and must be coordi-
nated with the annual end-of-the-
year teacher evaluations.
The, last major plan is renovation
of the old Hardee High School, "a
community landmark which later
became the junior high school."
The. former media center has been
remodeled as the School Board
meeting room and curriculum
department where a large computer
room augments inservice training.
The two-story school will need a
lot of upgrades to meet current
handicapped accessible and other
codes and there is no timeline for
its completion. When it is done, the
current U.S. 17 School Board prop-
erty will be sold.

HARDEE COUNTY
County Manager Lex Albritton
reported on the full plate the coun-
ty hopes to swallow in 2007. Two
major endeavors will occupy a
major portion of the time and ener-
gies of county staffs.
Expansion of the Vandolah and
Wauchula Hills, sewer plants and
bringing potable water on line in
the Wauchula Hills and planned
Torrey subdivisions are among the
2007 goals. Design for the build-
out is under way. Bids may go out
for the water line expansion into
Wauchula Hills, starting with
homes nearest the new K-8 school.


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A $2.25 million state grant that will
allow installation of 15-foot deep
manholes will mean the beginning
of closing individual septic systems
and connection to the county's
sewer/water system. It will also be
extended north to include about 20
homes outside the Bowling Green
city limits which have extremely
low water pressure.
The other major county work
will be, of course, roads. Approval
has finally been received for a
year's worth of road work making
repairs from damages of Hurricane
Charley in 2004. Work on replacing
the Ollie Roberts Road Bridge will
begin in January along with resur-
facing on South Florida Avenue
from SR 64 to Carlton Street,
Goose Pond and Dansby roads and
finishing Sweetwater Road, which
is about 40 percent done. All these
are under state grant funding pro-
grams.
Mining department staff Will be
working on Developments of Re-
gional Impact (DRIs) for expansion
of the South Fort Meade Mine for
Mosaic Fertilizer Inc. and the South
Pasture for CF Industries.
At the courthouse, two years of
grant funds have accumulated for
the two-step water infiltration pro-
ject. Fresh mortar will be placed in
the chinks which have allowed
water to enter the lower story and a
subsurface drainage system will
also be installed. A temperature-
controlled storage unit for court
clerk files will also be completed.
Security for the courthouse will be
enhanced with construction of a
sally port. There will also be a glass
enclosed bench area erected for


APPEAL
Continued From 1A
judge at the time, also imposed five
.years each for the other two
felonies, and ordered them served
consecutively. A one-year term
imposed for the false ID would run
concurrently, he said, for a total of
25 years behind bars for Blandin.
But in a new plea agreement
worked out between Assistant State
Attorney Gary R. Ellis and defense
lawyer Paul Petruzzi, Blandin
agreed to plead no contest to the
aggravated battery charge rather
than seek a new trial.
In exchange for her plea, the
state agreed to ask for a sentence, of
2-1/2 years in state prison ano-1/2
years of probation, all to run con-
secutive to her current terms.
SAnd in Hardee Circuit Court last
month, Circuit Judge Robert L.
Doyel imposed that sentence.
With the five years on each of the
two other original felonies and the
2-1/2 years on the new charge,
Blandin will serve 12-1/2 years in
state prison. When she is released,
she will remain supervised on pro-
bation for another 2-1/2 years.
Charges against Blandin all
stemmed from what began as a rou-
tine traffic stop at Griffin and
Miller roads on the morning of
Aug. 19, 2001. Clay 'Nicholson,
now a sheriffs detective but then a
Wauchula police officer, stopped
Blandin for driving 37 in a 25-mph
zone.
Blandin lied about her name and
address, then slipped out of her
shoes and ran when asked to step
out of her truck.
In trial, jurors were shown a
videotape of the action, taken from
the officer's dash-mounted camera.
And as Nicholson chased Blandin
out of camera range, jurors were
still able to hear the ensuing strug-
gle.
They heard Blandin yell, "OK,
OK!" Then they heard Nicholson
shout, "Let go of the gun, lady. Let
go of the (expletive) gun!" And
they heard Blandin respond, "I
won't! I won't!"
Prosecutor Ellis showed through
the video and testimony that
Blandin had snatched Nicholson's
gun from its holster, pointed it at
him and pulled the trigger.
Nicholson, he said, had grabbed the
barrel and pulled back the slide,
ejecting shells and inserting his fin-
ger into the chamber to keep the
gun from firing.
That action was the only thing
that saved Nicholson, Ellis had
asserted at trial.


At I ne Herala-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.


smoking breaks.
There will be an estimated $4'
million work on the Hardee County
Jail, most pertaining to the retro-
fitting required for life and safety
issues and expansion beds for hous-
ing federal prisoners, a move which
may bring up to $1 million revenue
per year.
Two grants will lead to develop-
ment of a softball and soccer com-
plex at Hardee Park and off Doyle
Carlton Road west of Wauchula.
An 800-megahertz communication
tower under construction nearer the
Agri-Civic Center will be con-
structed. Another grant will add
more trails and prepare for an RV
parking area at Hardee Lakes Park.

WAUCHULA
Out of 30 projects for 2006, most
have been completed or are well
under way, said City Manager Rick
Giroux. Many include the back-
ground paperwork and planning to
make them become a reality in
2007. "A lot in the crockpot in 2006
will brew up for us in 2007," said
Giroux.
One of the biggest things hap-
pening is the planned addition of
over 2,000 residences (apartments,
condos, duplexes and single-family
homes) in or very near the city lim-
its.
To accommodate the planned
growth, the city will move forward
on expansion of its wastewater
treatment plant, hoping to break
ground by mid-summer and com-
plete the work by the fall of 2008.


NEW YEAR
Continued From 1A


Along with that, the city will ZOLFO SPRINGS
increase its treated effluent line to A change in the town's form of
CF Industries property for up to 1.2 government in 2006 led, to several:
million gallons disposal per day. other changes. Hired were new
A fifth deep water well is being Town Manager Howard Schofield,
engineered and a $1 million state Police Chief Chris Baty and Town
revolving loan grant application for Clerk Shannon Masten.
it is in the works. Many of the older citizens instru--
Electric substation upgrades are mental in work in the town were
being planned, if state legislative honored during its Thanksgiving
funds can be appropriated. Pur- dinner. For the first time, the town
chase of a hot patch asphalt cooker participated in the annual Christ-.
may speed up $250,000 of paving mas Parade and held its own tree-*
on the worse streets in each of the lighting ceremony.
three city districts. Grants recently received will
State and federal grants are bemg allow the community to double the'
State and federal grants are beig size of its wastewater plant and
used to add 10 44-foot hangars at skze of rts tewater plant and
the Wauchula Municipal Airport make road repairs. The new year
and the Wauchula Municipal Ahoping will see new construction at the
and the Harvest Programis hoping wastewater treatment plant, along
to get economic development funds with construction of a new police
for a public infrastructure project at and fire station which will include
the airport. an emergency operations center.-
Tentative plans call for re-arrang- said Masten.
ing of city properties, moving the Landscaping along U.S. 17 and:
Garden Center into a remodeled., purchase of a new backhoe will'
old Auxsley Library building where "also be accompItshed in 2007, shei
the Hardee Help Center now is and said:. 'We-are looking forward to a:
moving the center to another loca- great new year with expected:
tion. growth and developments,', she:
There will be some streetscaping added.



NEWS 2006
Continued From 1A

A rally for imprisoned trucker Jean-Claude Meus drew a crowd to the
steps of the Hardee County Courthouse, showing public support for him.

Thomas Crews Jr. was found guilty in the murder of Sondra
Barrington.
October
D.K. Davis and Jermaine King began their reigns as the Class of
2007s Homecoming Queen and King.

A Hardee County sheriff's officer was accused of committing a trio of
crimes in Highlands County.

Early voting in the General Election on Nov. 7 began for voters of al:
parties.

Thomas Crews Jr. was sentenced to life in prison for the murder
Sondra Barrington.

November
Hardee County voters joined those statewide as they headed to their
voting precincts for the General Election.

Joe Jones, the last of the incumbent School Board, members, won the
race against newcomer Paul Samuels by 86 votes.

Republican Vern Buchanan eked out a win over Democrat Christine
Jennings by less than one-half of a percentage point of votes. As close as it
is, a recount will take place shortly.

Celebration Church, a satellite congregation, was given the OK to
begin weekly church services at the Historic Wauchula City Hall
Auditorium this January.

After deliberation in his drug trafficking trial, defendant Joe Johns
failed to return to the courthouse. Circuit Court Judge Robert Doyel read
the verdict aloud and stated: "the defendant is missing," issuing a bench
warrant for his arrest.

A school bus from North Wauchula Elementary School was involved
in a crash that left six students slightly injured.

Hardee County played host over the weekend to a variety of yuletide
events, including the famous parade and chorale performances.

December
Circuit Court Judge Robert Doyel shot down plea agreements for ex-
Police Chief David Scheid, claiming it would erode public confidence in
law enforcement.

If passed, the proposed Vandolah Estates will add 1,249 new resi-
dences to the county. It will contain bike paths, trails and room for recre-
ational events.

Hardee County has rejected a state five-year road plan but approved
resolutions in support of a pair of toll roads to cross the county.

The Hardee County Library will reopen in January, as the anticipated.
two-month closure of the library turned into four months.

The King Ranch, the largest in Texas, covers about as much lar
as does the entire state of Rhode Island.


done in conjunction with the four-
laning of U.S. 17, city property
beautification at the old power
plant, large entry signs for the city'
to reduce sign pollution and still
tell visitors where businesses are
located, and more work at the Oaki
Street Park.
"These are just the tip of the ice-
berg. There's a lot of little things
too numerous to mention. We have
a narrowing window, the calm
before the storm when a growth
wave starts in about 18 months. We"
need to have the infrastructure to
accommodate it. Now is the time to
prepare and steer the direction of
growth," Giroux concluded.

BOWLING GREEN
A $2.25 million, disaster recovery
award will allow water, sewer,
stormwater and road improvements
to be done in Bowling Green in
2007, said City Manager David
Elbertson. Another $700,000 in
grants will add needed piping and
ditching for stormwater relief and
also add to work being planned at
the city's two parks.
A pair of Florida Recreation
Development Assistance Program
grants will pay for upgrades at
Pyatt Park and the Harrington-
Liston Community Park.
Engineering is started for plans
to remodel the old fire station adja-
cent to City Hall. Mapping of the
city utility lines and adoption of
impact fees are other topics on the
city's agenda in coming months.


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Landfill Tract To Close


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
An area of 12.5 acres at the
Hardee County Landfill will be
closing soon.
The large tract of land that has
been used since the early 1980s
will be closed shortly because it is
nearly filled to capacity.
A new five-acre area will be
allotted for disposal is to open in
May.
"We are working hard to con-
serve space by sloping the mound
before we have to close it off
entirely, but the new tract will be
open in a few months," explained
Teresa Carver, Hardee County
Solid Waste and Animal Control
Director.
Plans for the new $2.6 million
dollar waste disposal site have been
the works for several years now.
The site is undergoing construction
to prepare it for what is to come.
Once complete, it is estimated that,
with the growth in the county, it
will serve the county from five to
seven years.
For the new tract to open, several
things must take place to get the
OK from the state Department of
Environmental Protection. First, it
must be excavated and a quarter-


inch thick plastic liner must cover
the ground to prevent contamina-
tion of the ground water.
Then, there must be a system
installed to remove any contami-
nated or leachate water from the
area for treatment. A low perme-
ability soil layer must then be laid
over everything as another precau-
tion against ground water contami-
nation.
After DEP inspects the site and
declares it safe to the public and
also to the land, the site may open.
At the old site, waste must be
piled into a 157 feet high hill, with
a 3 tol foot slope, and then 18 inch-
es of soil must be. placed over the
waste to prevent contamination.
After the soil is laid out, it will be
covered in sod to make it more
pleasing to the eye. It has to be
monitored for at least 30 years.
"If the current site closes sooner
than the new one can be built,
garbage will be transported out of
the county," Carver said, "but
Hardee County citizens will not be
charged with any extra fees."
The three-month operation is
headed by Comancho Contractors,
and with DEP approval the new site
will be open for solid waste dispos-
al on schedule


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This excavated tract of land will become the new landfill site for
Hardee County; crews are already on the scene preparing the
site for what is to come. The water treatment facilities can be
seen in the background.
We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You
can just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's
going to get on by itself. You've got to keep watering it. You've got
to really look after it and nurture it.
-John Lennon


tENE DAVIS SAYS THANKS
Stop, by nd see why so many neighbors
from Hardee County buy from me. Ranked in
the top 10 in customer satisfaction in Florida
I have received Ford's highest Sales Honor
15 years running and been a member of
Ford's 300/500 Club for 20 years. Thanks
again and stop by soon.
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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
(God says), "Look, I will make
new heavens and a new earth,
and people will not remember
the past or think about those
things."
Isaiah 65:17 (NCV)
FRIDAY
All I can say is this: forgetting
what is behind me, and reach-
ing out for that which lies ahead,
I press toward the goal to win
the prize, which is God's call to
the life above, in Christ Jesus.
Phillipians 3:14 (NEB)
SATURDAY
God has given me a new song
to sing, of praises to our God.
Now many will hear of the glori-
ous things He did for me, and
stand in awe before the Lord,
and put their trust in Him.
Psalm 40:3 (TLB)
SUNDAY
For if a man is in Christ, he
becomes a new person alto-
gether the past is finished
and gone, everything has
become fresh and new.
II Corinthians 5:17 (PME)

MONDAY
God says, "I'l give you a new
heart, put a new spirit in you. I'll
remove the stone heart from
your body and replace it with a
heart that's God-willed, not self-
willed."
Ezekiel 36:26 (ME)
TUESDAY
Do not be deceived; God is not
mocked, for whatever a man
sows, that he will also reap ...
and let us not grow weary in
well-doing, for in due season we
shall reap, if we do not lose
heart.
Galatians 6:7, 9 (RSV)
WEDNESDAY
Remember your Creator in the
days of your youth .. here is
the conclusion of the matter.
Fear God and keep His com-
mandments, for this is the whole
duty of man.
Ecclesiastes 12:1, 13b (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy.B'itble: (KUJV) King James
Version; (ME)! The Message;
(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)
New English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (RSV) Re-
vised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.
Talk doesn't cook rice.
-Chinese proverb


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NOTICE

REQUEST FOR VARIANCE

All interested persons are hereby notified that Joe Brennick, as agent for FINR (Florida Institute
of Neurological Research), is requesting a variance of his property, located at 302 West Main
Street, to reduce the rear setback from 30' to 0' for the second floor only (which is to be built
over parking spaces for the building), to change the FAR (floor area ratio) from 1.0 to 2.0 which
would allow a second story to be built and therefore increase the size of the building from 10,850
square feet to 21,700 square feet and to remove the parallel parking spaces along the east
property line along 8th Ave north and replace with sidewalk. The property is legally described
as:

LOTS 1 & 2 BLK 18 CARLTON & MCEWEN ADD OR89P71
89P427 121P84 194P127 593P167 DC-600P410411P412

The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board at their
regular meeting on Monday, January 15, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. and by the Wauchula City
Commission at their regular meeting on February 12, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., in the Commission
Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite 105, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be
heard at these meetings. If any person decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or
Commission with respect to this request for which he will need a verbatim record of the
proceedings, he will need to ensure that such verbatim record is made.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City Commission


ATTEST:
s/Clarissa Abbott
City Clerk


NOTICE

REQUEST FOR VARIANCE

All interested persons are hereby notified that Ignacio Ontiveros is requesting a variance to
reduce the rear setback of his property from 20 feet to 16 feet for the purpose of building an
additional room onto his home. The property is legally described as:

S 40 FT OFF S END OF W V OF NW /4 BLK I PACKERS ADD

The proposed request will be considered by the Wauchula Planning and Zoning Board on
Monday, January 15, 2007 at 5:30 p.m. and the Wauchula City Commission on Monday,
February 12, 2007 at 6:00 p.m., at the City Commission Chambers, 225 E. Main Street, Suite
105, Wauchula, Florida. Any interested persons) will be heard at these meetings. If any person
decides to appeal any decision made by the Board or Commission with respect to this request for
which he will need a verbatim record of the proceedings, he will need to ensure that such
verbatim record is made.

CITY OF WAUCHULA
s/David B. Royal
Mayor, City Commission


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Obituaries


WILBUR L. JACKSON
Wilbur L. Jackson, 62, of Fort
Meade, died Monday, January 1,
2007, at his residence in Fort
Meade.
He was a retired Polk County
utility construction inspector and
was a member of First Baptist
Church of Fort Meade.
He was preceded in death by his
daughter, Rebecca Patten.
He is survived by his wife of 30
years Linda Jackson of Fort Meade;
two daughters, Annette Brown of
Fort Meade and Suzette Jackson
Toth of Orlando; two sons, Michael
Jackson of Dallas, Texas and Troy
Bell of Wauchula; one brother,
Eugene Jackson of Fort Meade; 10
grandchildren; and four great-
grandchildren.
The family will receive friends
from 6 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday),
Jan. 4. Funeral services will be at
11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 5 at the First
Baptist Church of Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
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ANNELLA POOLE
BAIN
Annella Poole Bain, 58, of
Wauchula, died Saturday, Dec-
ember 30, 2006, in Sarasota.
She was born Aug. 1, 1948, in
Kinston, N.C. She was a regis-
tered nurse in Kinston, coming to
Wauchula in May 2005. She was
a member of First Pentecostal
Holiness Church in Kinston.
She was preceded in death by
her husband, James H. Bain and
her father, Jonas Wood "Rip"
Poole.
Survivors include her mother,
Ella Poole of Wauchula; one son,
Charles Lynwood Potter, Wau-
chula; one stepson, Keith Everett
of Kinston; two brothers, Frank-
lin Wood Poole and wife Shelba
of Kinston; and John Henry
Poole and wife Sherrie of Snow
Hill, N.C.; one sister, Barbara P.
Myers and husband Gary of
Wauchula; one step-grandson,
Ryan Everett of Kinston; and 12
nieces and nephews.
Services are 7 Thursday, Jan.
4, at Robarts Garden Chapel,
Wauchula.



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EMMA F. FORTUNE
Emma F. Fortune, 81, died Satur-
day, December 30, 2006 at Bartow
Regional Medical Center.
Born on Sept. 1, 1925, in West
Virginia to the late Chase and
Eunice Holland, she moved to
Hardee County in 1960. She attend-
ed the Immanuel Baptist Church in
Bowling Green.
She was preceded in death by her
husband of 23 years Gilbert; one
son, Billy Joe Holland; one daugh-
ter, Louis Jean Lane; and her par-
ents.
Surviving her are four daughters,
Eunice Cooper of Bowling Green,
Sarah Rozell and husband Paul of
Highlands, Texas, Emma McQuaig
and husband J.D. of Zolfo Springs,
and Drema Reyna and husband
Vince of Wauchula; one son,
Charles Cadle and wife Betty; 15
grandchildren; several great-grand-
children; and one brother, Ernest
Holland and wife Fern of Union,
W.V.
Services were on Tuesday, Jan. 2,
at the Brant Funeral Chapel at 11
a.m. Visitation was from 10 a.m.
until time of service on Tuesday.
Burial was in Bowling Green
Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula


MERRILL ROY KNARR
Merrill Roy Knarr, 58, of
Bowling Green, died Thursday,
December 28, 2006 at home.
He was born March 9, 1948 in
Clearfield, Pa., and came to
Bowling Green in 1980 from
Reynoldsville, Pa. He attended
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green and was a truck driver with
John Stephens, Inc. in Fort Meade.
He is survived by his wife, Leona
Griffith Knarr of Bowling Green;
one son, paniel Knarr and wife
Robin of Bowling Green; two
daughters, Shelly Green and hus-
band Cephus of Tallahassee, and
Shannon Knarr of Bowling Green;
two brothers, Harry Knarr and wife
Bonnie of Lockport, N.Y., and Paul
Knarr and wife Donna of Wau-
chula; three sisters, Helen Smith
and husband Ben of Reynoldsville,
Pa., Lois Armagost and husband
Carl of Reynoldsville, Pa., and
Sarah Elaine Lamb and husband
John of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and six
grandchildren.
Services were* held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Robarts Garden
Chapel, Wauchula with burial in
Paynes Creek Cemetery. The Rev.
Ron Corom officiated. Visitation
was from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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ANNELLA POOLE BAIN
Annella Poole Bain, 58, of Wau-
chula, died Saturday, December 30,
2006, in Sarasota.
She was born Aug. 1, 1948, in
Kinston, N.C. She was a registered
nurse in Kinston, coming to Wau-
chula in May 2005. She was a
member of First Pentecostal
Holiness Church in Kinston.
She w~ _,,ceded in death by her
husband, James H. Bain and her
father, Jonas Wood "Rip" Poole.
Survivors include her mother,
Ella Poole of Wauchula; one son,
Charles Lynwood Potter, Wau-
chula; one stepson, Keith Everett of
Kinston; two brothers, Franklin
Wood Poole and wife Shelba of
Kinston; and John Henry Poole and
wife Sherrie of Snow Hill, N.C.;
one sister, Barbara P. Myers and
husband Gary of Wauchula; one
step-grandson, Ryan Everett of
Kinston; and 12 nieces and
nephews.
Services are 7 Thursday, Jan. 4,
at Robarts Garden Chapel, Wau-
chula.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula

NORMAN HODGE
Norman Hodge, 87, died Satur-
day, December 30, 2006, at Florida
Hospital; Wauchula.
He was retired from the Coca
Cola Co. after 25 years of service.
He was a member of the former
Church of God in Zolfo Springs.
He was preceded in death by his
wife Onnie Bell Hodge; one son,
George Thomas Craig; three broth-
ers, Simon Hodge, James Hodge
and VernoniHodge; two sisters, Ila
Grabowski and Beulah Ruby
Johnson; and two sons-in-law, Jake
Bond and Lavon Johnson.
Survivors include four children,
Norman Lester Hodge, Norma Jean
Boyd, Virginia May Johnson and
Ronald Perry Craig; one sister,
Martha Jarvis; 13 grandchildren; 26
great-grandchildren; and eight
great-great-grandchildren.
Services were held on Wednes-
day, Jan. 3, at 11 a.m. at the Brant
Funeral Chapel in Wauchula.
Visiting hours were Tuesday, Jan.
2, from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Funeral
Chapel. Burial was in Wauchula
Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

ROBIN LYNN ALBRITTON
Robin Lynn Albritton, 40, died
Thursday, December 28, 2006, in
Wauchula.
She was born in Avon Park to
Maurice G. and Nancy (Blomberg)
Albritton. She was a legal assistant
and attended the Christian Church.
She had been a resident of
Wauchula since 1988, coming from
Avon Park.
She is survived by two daughters,
Cheryl Treadway and Kari Tread-
way both of Wauchula; two broth-
ers, Danny Albritton and Gene
Albritton, both of Avon Park.
Funeral services were held Tues-
day, Jan. 2, at 10 a.m. in the Union
Congregational Church with the
Rev. Bill Breylinger officiating.
Burial followed in Bougainvillea
Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday
from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.
In lieu of flowers the family has
requested that memorial contribu-
tions be made to The Lord's Church
in Bowling Green.
Stephenson-Nelson
Funeral Home
Avon Park


CHAPEL
Chapel service had 80 residents
in attendance. Pastor Jim Williams
spoke on what is Christmas. Ushers
were Don and Karen Byrer, and
George and Reggie DeSmet.
Special music was by the Chapel
Choir with the song "If I Could
Visit Bethlehem."
The Christmas Eve service
included a Candlelight service in
the rec hall at 6:30 p.m., about 80
residents were there. Music was
under the direction of Ardeth Johns,
Cheryl Conkle on piano and J.C.
Brock on guitar. Greeters were
Dick and Rosie Reno, and Ron and
Marilyn Hartley.

NEWS OF INTEREST
We had a big crowd at the hall on
Dec. 21 to help Slim Barhorst cele-
brate his 85th birthday with ice
cream and cake. His daughter and
son-in-law flew in for the special
day. It was a big surprise for Slim.
At our Christmas dinner on the
25th we had 150 people enjoying
all the food, the singing and the gift
exchange. These dinners always
take a lot of work and a lot of peo-
ple giving their time to make every-
thing go smoothly, we appreciate
all who worked Christmas day.
We want to extend our sympathy
and prayers to the families of
Oliver Myers for the loss of his son
and to Tom Williams for the loss of


his brother.
I want to also make a correction,
I had Fern Flynn's last name wrong
in last week's paper. She is still
recuperating.

GAMES
Euchre Dec. 20: first Nancy
Singleton and Donn Rethlake; sec-
ond Denis LaChance; and third
Frank Feeser, Lou Kaulkner, Fran
Posey and Cal Oldham. Loners was
Lou Faulkner and low was Marion
Wine.
Bid Euchre Dec. 21: first Shirley
Weightman; second John Posey
and; third Lou Faulkner.
Bid Euchre Dec. 25: first Marion
Wine; second Annabelle Smith; and
third Gert LaChance.
Bowling: Dick Wilton had the
high game of 199; he also had high
series of 546. Kay Glover had the
high game of 169; she also had
high series of 482.

COMING EVENTS
On Jan. 11, we will have a pot
luck at 5, after the pot luck The
Beatenbos will entertain us.
On Jan. 13 will be another pan-
cake breakfast. That night of the
13th will be Country Nights
Karaoke with the dance starting at
7 and will last till 10.
On Jan. 14 we will have Barbara
Fairchild and Roy Morris perform-
ing, the show will start at 6:30.


COURTESY PHOTO
Bev Bremmer and Bud Brown set up the food for Christmas din-
ner, which included a delicious ham Bud prepared.


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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.


I think I should have no other
mortal wants, if I could always
have plenty of music. It seems
to infuse strength into my limbs
and ideas into my brain. Life
seems to go on without effort,
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MERRILL ROY
KNARR
Merrill Roy Knarr, 58, of
Bowling Green, died Thursday,
December 28, 2006 at home.
He was born March 9, 1948 in
Clearfield, Pa., and came to
Bowling Green in 1980 from
Reynoldsville, Pa. He attended
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green and was a truck driver
with John Stephens, Inc. in Fort
Meade.
He is survived by his wife,
Leona Griffith Knarr of Bowling
Green; one son, Daniel Knarr
and wife Robin of Bowling
Green; two daughters, Shelly
Green and husband Cephus of
Tallahassee, and Shannon Knarr
of Bowling Green; two brothers,
Harry Knarr and wife Bonnie of
Lockport, N.Y., and Paul Knarr
and wife Donna of Wauchula;
three sisters, Helen Smith and.
husband Ben of Reynoldsville,'
Pa., Lois Armagost and husband
Carl of Reynoldsville, Pa., and
Sarah Elaine Lamb and husband
John of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; and
six grandchildren.
Services were held at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 2, at Robarts
Garden Chapel, Wauchula with
burial in Paynes Creek Cemetery.
The Rev. Ron Corom officiated.
Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 1-
p.m.



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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE
TENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT OF FLORI-
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,
AND RUN NORTH 301 2/3 FEET
FOR POINT OF BEGINNING;
THENCE RUN WEST 100 FEET;
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
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 of the Circuit Court
By: Connie Coker
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, P.O. 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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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.H.
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 pend-
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 the
Personal Representative and the
.Personal Representative's Attorney
are set forth below.
All creditors of the decedent and
other persons having claims or
demands against decedent's estate,
including unmatured, contingent or
unliquidated claims, on whom a copy
of this notice is served must file their
claims with this Court WITHIN THE
LATER OF THREE MONTHS AFTER
THE DATE OF THE FIRST PUBLICA-
TION OF THIS NOTICE OR THIRTY
DAYS AFTER THE DATE OF SERVICE
OF A COPY OF THIS NOTICE ON
THEM.
All other creditors of the decedent
and persons having claims or
demands against 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. EVER, 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
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Kelly's Column
By Jim


Charlie Crist was sworn into office Tuesday and should make Florida
an excellent governor over the next four years. He has experience as state
senator, Florida commissioner of education and state attorney general.
Crist has already reached across party lines in his appointment of
department heads. The St. Pete native knows Florida well and has cam-
paigned in Hardee County several times.

Outgoing Gov. Jeb Bush has been a popular governor the past two
terms. He has tried hard to improve education and was a good leader in
times of crisis such as the hurricanes.
He is one of Florida best recent governors that include Leroy Collins,
Reuben Askew, Bob Graham and Lawton Chiles. Those were all fine gov-
ernors.

Challenges in the state include high property taxes and insurance,
growth and water management, jobs and industry, and protecting our envi-
ronment and agriculture.

It was nice to see Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno guide Florida State
and Penn State to football bowl wins.
Boise State is to be congratulated for its 13-0 season and a thrilling
overtime win over Oklahoma.
I have a hope and feeling that Florida will defeat Ohio State and win a
national title in its 100th football season.
It was good to see Larry Coker win a bowl game in his final game as
head coach at Miami.
The Bucs had a disappointing 4-12 season under Jon Gruden. The
Colts and Tony Dungy, fired by the Bucs owners after the 2001 season,
have a 12-4 record.

We have seen two good movies lately, Pursuit of Happiness and Rocky
Balboa. Both movies promote desire and not giving up.

My wife Jean finally talked me into taking her to the Webster Flea
Market, and it was an interesting three hours there. I liked seeing the old
Roy Rogers and Gene Autry comic books and some of the old magazine
covers.
The flea market has lots of aisles and merchandise, including fruits and
produce.

It is still early enough in 2007 to make some resolutions for the new
year.
I hope the national and world economy will be well in '07. Hopefully
interest rates and gasoline prices will come down some..I hope the Iraq sit-
uation improves.
Many people will be trying to lose a few pounds they gained during the
holidays. Healthy eating and exercise are always good resolutions but easy
to break.


Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


QUIT MAKING NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
TO QUIT SMOKING AND JUST QUIT SMOKING
Do you have your New Year's resolutions all neatly laid out, tied up
with pretty red riblbons and ready to put into practice?
I'm not making any NexYear's resolutions this year. I've never had
much luck with them. Keeping them, I mean. I've never had trouble mak-
ing them; it's keeping them that has been the problem.
Take smoking, for instance. I smoked for a lot of years and rarely did
the new year roll around that I didn't make a resolution to quit. One year
I'd make a big production of quitting and tell everybody; the next year I'd.
keep it to myself and not tell a soul.
Neither way worked.
I asked other smokers if they'd ever made New Year's resolutions to
quit.
"I've quit every year for the past 20 years," one lady told me. "And
every one of those years I've started back within a week ... no, one year I
made it almost till the end of January!"
She was very proud of having quit for one whole week. She had every
right to be.
Almost every smoker I talked to said basically the same thing. They'd
quit several times, but never managed to stay quit for more than a few days.
Not wanting to accumulate more failures, some people made New
Year's resolutions not to make any more New Year's resolutions. I was one
of them.
The second or third year after I quit making resolutions to quit, I quit.
And the quitting had nothing to do with New Year's resolutions. It had
everything to do with not wanting to set a bad example for my son.
When he was in the first grade his school had a huge anti-smoking
campaign. Almost every time I'd pick him up he'd tell me how bad smok-
ing was for one's health. Every time I'd light up, he'd look at me with wide
disbelieving eyes and say, "Dad, please don't smoke. Smoking is bad for
you."
I felt so guilty that when Kyle was with me, I started sneaking around
to smoke. That would make me feel even guiltier than I felt already.
One day, after a particularly poignant scolding, I laid a pack down and
haven't picked it up since. That's been seven years ago.
For a long time not smoking was a big deal, a daily battle. I wanted one
bad every day, all day. But every time I'd reach for one, I'd see the disap-
pointment in my son's eyes.
I don't know that I've quit yet, but I haven't smoked one in seven
years.
If you've ever made a New Year's resolution to quit smoking and
couldn't stick to it, maybe you are one of those who ought to quit making
New Year's resolutions to quit smoking and just quit smoking.
And if you can't do it for yourself, do it for someone who loveg.you.
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Play Auditions
The Hardee County Players
Inc. will be holding auditions for
its Jan. 26-28 Variety Shows.
Auditions are today Thursday at
6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10
a.m. at the Historic Wauchula
City Hall Auditorium at 225 E.
Main St. in Wauchula.
The hunt is on for singers,
dancers, actors, jugglers, musi-
cians, choirs, bands, stand-up
comics, magicians, ventrilogu-
ists and emcees. For more infor-
mation, call 767-1220.

Health Dept.
Flu Clinic
The Hardee County Health
Department will be running a flu
clinic next Friday, Jan. 12, from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Agri-
Civic Center. Flu shots will be
available for a cost of $20.
Pneumonia vaccinations will
also be available, and are rec-
ommended for adults aged 65
and older. These shots will cost
$30.

Magnolia Manor
Monthly Meetings
The Magnolia Manor Park
committee will hold its meetings
each month on the second and,
fourth Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
Meetings will be at the First
Missionary Baptist Church
multi-purpose building on Martin
Luther King Jr. Ave., in Wau-
chula.

Utility, Shelter
Money Available
Hardee County will receive
federal emergency funds in
March to help pay rent and utili-
ty bills.
The emergency monies will
again be available through St.
Michael's Catholic Church, 408
Heard Bridge Road in Wauchula
after March 1.

Good Shepherd
Grief Support
Good Shepherd Hospice will
be offering a six-week adult grief
support group running on
Tuesday from Jan. 9 through
Feb. 13 at the Robarts Funeral
Home, at 529 WtesgtMain street,
Wauchula. ,, -
The support group will be
meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. and is
open to anyone. Contact
Thelma Ralat at 863-616-2823,
or toll-free at 1-800-464-3994,
to reserve a spot or for more
information.

Republican Party
Monthly Meeting
The Republican Party's
January meeting will be held
Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the former
location of Miller's Computer
Repair off of U.S. 17 North next
to Farm Credit.
New officers will be elected
and a quorum is needed, so
everyone needs to attend. In
addition to president, vice-presi-
dent, secretary and treasurer
positions, a state committee
woman will be elected. Visitors
are welcome.

Let us go forth and resolutely
dare with sweat of brow to toil
our little day.
-John Milton


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MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Taco
Hot Pocket (Salad Tray, Mixed
Vegetables, Applesauce, Roll, Fruit
Snack) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits. Buttered
Toast, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun or
Hot Dog on a Bun (Salad Tray,
French Fries, Juice, Birthday Cake,
Ice Cream) and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs, Pineapple Chunks, Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich or
Cowboy Macaroni (Salad Tray, Pinto
Beans, Peaches, Juice, Roll) and
Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal, Cin-
namon Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz (Salad Tray, Potato
Triangle, Pears, Jell-O) and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered Toast,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chili Con Came or Fish
Sandwich (Salad Tray, Potato
Rounds, Broccoli, Applesauce,
Juice) and Milk


JUNIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets or Taco
Hot Pocket (Salad Tray, Mixed Vege-
tables, Applesauce, Fruit Snack,
Biscuit) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Grits. Buttered
Toast, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun or
Hot Dog on a Bun or Mozzarella
Stick (Lettuce & Tomato, Baked
Beans, Birthday Cake, Ice Cream,
Juice) and Milk

WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs, Biscuits, Pineapple Chunks,
Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich or
Cowboy Macaroni or Pepperoni
Pizza (Lettuce & Tomato, Pinto.
Beans & Ham, Peaches, Salad Bar,
Juice, Roll) and Milk

THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatmeal, But-
tered Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket or
Chicken Fryz or Cheese Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Potato Rounds, Jell-
O, Pears, Roll) and Milk
FRIDAY.
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered Toast,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chili w/Crackers or Fish
Sandwich or Pepperoni Pizza
(Lettuce & Tomato, Broccoli, Fresh
Whole Apples, Juice, Whole Kernel
Corn, Salad Bar) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Doughnut,
Juice, Milk
Lunch: Chicken Nuggets (Tossed
Salad, Savory Rice, Mixed Vege-
tables, Squash, Fruit Snack, Apple-
sauce, Juice, Roll) and Milk

TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Grits.
Buttered Toast, Pears, Milk


Lunch: Chicken Pattie on a Bun
(Tossed Salad, Fresh Potatoes;
Broccoli, Macaroni Salad, Birthday
Cake, Ice Cream, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs, Biscuit, Pineapple Chunks,
Milk
Lunch: Deli Turkey Sandwich
(Tossed Salad, Potato Salad, Corn,,
Cucumber & Tomato Salad, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Juice, Peaches) and
Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Oatrheal, Cin:
namon Toast, Applesauce, Milk
Lunch: Pig in a Blanket (Tossec
Salad, Potato Rounds, Bake'
Beans, Cole Slaw, Jell-O, Pears,;
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled;
Eggs, Buttered Toast, Juice, Milk '
Lunch: Chili Con Came w/'
Crackers (Tossed Salad, Squash',
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THURSDAY, JAN. 4
VHardee County Commis-
sion, regular meeting, Room
102, Courthouse Annex I, 412
Orange St., Wauchula, 8:30
a.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 8
/Wauchula City Commis-
sion, regular meeting, City Hall,
225 E. Main St., Wauchula, 6
p.m.

TUESDAY, JAN. 9
VTeen Pregnancy Prevention
Alliance/Drug Prevention, regu-_
lar meeting, Hardee County.
Extension Service Office, 507
Civic Center Dr., Wauchula, 9
a.m.
VBowling Green City Con,
mission, regular meeting, City
Hall, 104 E. Main St., Bowling
Green, 7 p.m.
VRepublican Party, monthly
meeting, former Miller's Corm
puter Repair, U.S. 17 N.
Wauchula, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, JAN. 11
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, form6e-
Hardee Junior High Media
Center, 200 S. Florida Ave.;
Wauchula, 5 p.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 15
,tBass. Angler Fishing Club,.
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W. Mlhri'St., Wauchula, 7 p.m.


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January 4, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Hoop Boys Home Friday


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
Aftending Friday's legislative delegation hearing at the Hardee County Courthouse were, from
left, Becky Simmons, legislative assistant to Sen. J.D. Alexander; Frances Stebbins, district assis-
tant to State Rep. Baxter Troutman; Rachel Barnes, legislative assistant to Sen. Alexander; Larry
Ford, legislative assistant for Sen. Alexander; Rep. Troutman; and Drew Love, legislative assistant
to Rep. Troutman. Not in photo but present at the meeting was Sen. Alexander.
Community Budget Issue Requests
Hardee County
12007 CBIR Projects __ Project Description Amt Requested Total Cost
Phase llp/IV improvements and build out construction to designed
Wauchula Hills area WWTP and line extensions. Phases include
Connecting additional homes in FDEP designated area of high nitrates,
1.1 Hardee County Regional Wastewater Service Area RV Parks & facilities/equipment. $ 2.285,000.00 $ 3,270,000.00
SPermit to design and construct sewer transmission lines/facilities to
allow for future City of Bowling Green connection to regional system,
Hardee County Bowling GreenNandolah Wastewater Vandolah plant effluent disposal lines/facilites and necessary
1.2 Service Areas improvements. $ 1,200,000.00 $ 1,910,000.00
SThe enhancement of this facility could serve as a shelter for livestock
as well as a livestock food and supply distribution center during
___ Hardee County Fairground Cattlemen's Arena disasters. $ 750,000.00 $ 750,000.00
STo complete construction of the urgently needed secure record storage
IHardand security facility, update courthouse security, and provide for
SHardeeCounty Courthouse lightening protection. $ 500,000.00 $ 590,000.00
SExpand, strengthen, improve, and consolidate multiple facilities,
allowing agencies to better respond to both disasters and everyday
needs. Also, help coordinate services among Hardee County law
Hardee County Zolfo Springs Joint Police/Fire Station enforcement, emergency management, and fire agencies. $ 650,000.00 7 $ 650,000.00
ITOTAL ||$ 5.385000.00 1 $ 7.176,000.00


County, Wauchula Seek State


Help For Projects In 2007


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
State Sen. J.D. Alexander and
State Rep. Baxter Troutman held a
legislative delegation public hear-
ing Friday at the Hardee County
Courthouse.
-Hardee county manager Lex
Albritton said the county's No. 1
need is for the rest of U.S. 17 to be
four-laned at an estimated cost of
$286 million, as projected by Itie
Florjda Department of Transport-
atlon. He said about 10 miles .is in
Hardee and 13 miles in DeSoto
with less than a quarter mile
remaining to be four-laned in
Charlotte.
,Albritton then presented a county
wish-list for state funding for $5.38
million, mostly for infrastructure.
The county requested that the
2007 Florida Legislature approve
nearly $2.3 million for the
Wauchula Hills Wastewater treat-
ment plant, lines extensions and
connecting homes and RV parks to
.the system.
The county wants $1.2 million
for expansion of the Vandolah
wastewater plant and lines and to
allow the city of Bowling Green to
connect to the regional wastewater
system.
The county is asking for
$750,000 to enhance the Hardee
Fairgrounds Cattlemen's Arena to
better serve as a livestock shelter
and livestock food and supply dis-
.tribution center during disasters
such as hurricanes.
The county is asking for
$500,000 for records storage facili-
ty, update courthouse security and
provide lightning protection at the
county courthouse.
:The county also would like
$650,000 for a new joint police sta-
tiofi/fire station/emergency rescue
center in Zolfo Springs.
Albritton also mentioned that the
Florida citrus industry may need
continued state help.
He said the proposed internation-


al cargo airport in northwestern
Hardee County has not yet filed for
a development of regional impact
study.
Albritton said the total Hardee
County budget is about $74 mil-
lion, with a lot of that funded by
grants, the county millage rate is 9
mills, and the county has a special
tax assessment for fire and solid
waste.
Bowling Green Mayor Perry
Knight said he supports the com-
plete four-laning of U.S. 17
through Hardee, DeSoto and
Charlotte counties. "It would be a
shot in the arm for our economic
development."
Rep. Troutman said highways are
an economic engine of communi-
ties, similar to the way railroads
were in the past.
Sen. Alexander said the state
may have about $2.3 billion in new
dollars in 2007 but that about $1
billion of that will be needed for
education.
Rick Giroux, Wauchula city
manager presented three requests to
the legislators for Wauchula
totalling over $26 million.
Wauchula's requests are $19 mil-
lion to help triple the size of its
wastewater treatment system,
going from a capacity of one mil-
lion gallons a day to three million
gallons a day. He said Wauchula
has a population of 4,500 but noted
there are several new developments
proposed for housing.
Wauchula wants to add a fifth
deep well for water at a cost of $5.1
million. "Four wells are in the same
general area. In May our water lev-
els usually become critical. The
new well would be deeper and be
located next to our water tank,"
said Giroux.
Giroux said the city is also
requesting $2.25 million to
improve the electrical substation.
"We buy wholesale power from
TECo and resell it. That is our main
source of revenue. Our tax millage
basically pays for the police depart-


On The Agenda

HARDEE COUNTY COMMISSION
The Hardee County Commission will hold its regular session today
(Thursday) beginning at 8:30 a.m. in Room 102, Courthouse Annex I,
412 W. Orange St., Wauchula. The following is a synopsis of agenda
topics that may be of public interest. Times are approximate except for
advertised public hearings.
Consider Emergency Operations training grant, 8:35 a.m.
Interlocal agreement with Polk County on resurfacing of County
Line Road East, 8:45 a.m.
Update on 4-H ambassador activities, 9 a.m.
Public hearing, closure of an alleyway in Ona, 9:15 a.m.
Waiver of Open Container law for WAUC Radio Station anniver-
sary at Cielito Lindo on Feb. 18, 9:25 a.m.
Grant to prepare draft school facilities element for Comp Plan,
9r40 a.m.
Appointments to advisory boards and Economic Development
Authority.
This agenda is provided as a public service of The Herald-
Advocate and the Hardee County Commission for those who may wish
to plan to attend.
.Sleeping on your back with a pillow under your head might prevent
your eyes from getting red and swollen, since fluid collects around
the eyes when your head is level with or below your heart.


ment. Our electrical substation has
been neglected for the last 30 years.
There is no money for grants on
this," he said.
Sen. Alexander said the city and
county look well-recovered from
the 2004 hurricanes.
He said most communities use
impact fees to pay for infrastructure
such as sewer and water expansion.
"I believe growth is ahead for you,"
said the senator.
Girou~x 'id the city in May 2006
implemented new impact fees for
sewer and water but did not say
how much. The old fees were $500
for sewer and $500 for water.
"We hope to have 400 to 500 new
housing units coming soon," said
Giroux.
Alexander said the state feels
growth should fund expansion of
infrastructure. "The state might
could help with one, two, three mil-
lion dollars."
The county school system and
the town of Zolfo Springs were not
represented. Albritton said he
understood the school system had
addressed needs at an earlier date.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Wildcat basketball gets going
again at home tomorrow (Friday).
Hardee faces district rival Braden
River here, hoping to avenge its
earlier season lost to the Pirates in
their gym.
On Saturday, the Hardee varsity
will journey up to the Lakeland
Center to participate in a hoop-a-
round. Hardee's 4:30 p.m. game is
against the Pendleton Academy of
Bradenton.
Between holiday happenings, the
varsity 'Cats had practices and par-
ticipated in a three-day holiday
tournament in Winter Haven.
Originally planned as a bracketed
competition, it was changed to a
12-team shootout, with each team
playing three games. Hardee ended
up playing a pair of 5A schools,
Winter Haven and Auburndale and
6A Lakeland.
At the end of the tournament,
Wildcat senior Jermaine King was
named to receive his team's Most
Valuable Player award. "Jermaine
set the pace for us. He was doing
everything we ask. He had nine
steals vs. Auburndale, averaged
eight or nine assists a game and
only two or three turnovers. He had
a solid floor game and did an excel-
lent job for us in all three games,"
said Hardee head coach Vance
Dickey.
"We could have played in a
smaller tournament, we were invit-
ed to others, but overall, it was a
great experience, although we did-
n't add to the win column. We
learned our major weaknesses and
strengths, who can do what well
against this caliber teams. We saw
what individual players need to
work on. This will be very valuable
and an important part of our.
progress to help us down the
stretch," said the coach whose
squad will host the Class 4A
District 10 playoffs Feb. 5-10.
Against the host Blue Devils in
the late game last Thursday night,
the Wildcats had a slow start. "We
got up there and found the format
had been changed and we were fac-
ing Winter Haven. We had a slow
start, but were working the ball
pretty good. We were just cold from
the field, not hitting our shots.
"They caught the momentum and
went ahead. We struggled until the
fourth quarter when we turned up
the defense and got it down to a
four- or five-point difference late in
the game. But we had used up the
gas in out tank and were not able to
finish the comeback," commented
Dickey.
The top Blue Devil scorers had
14, 13 and 11 points. Five others
had seven or less points.
For Hardee, junior 6-6 center
Mark St. Fort led all scorers with
21 points. Senior Weston Palmer
added 13, including his first pair of
10 treys during the tourney. Arnold
Louis, another 6-6 player, was in
foul trouble and able to score only a
half dozen points. Olnel Virgile and
Tyrone Pace each added four and
King had three points.


Friday's game was a bit earlier as
Hardee had the 6 p.m. game against
Auburndale. "We started out real
well, but they had a 6-9 junior,
Johnson Mesidor, who was big and
strong. Mark (St. Fort) did a good
job on him until he got in foul trou-
ble. Tyrone (Pace) came in and hit
some shots and Weston (Palmer)
got hot. We were up on them at the
end of the first period.
"Than we had some turnovers in
the second quarter and let them
back in the game. The third quarter
was the same and they had a four-
point lead. Again, we mounted a
comeback, but we were worn out
and it was hard for them to execute
down the stretch. We don't have
that deep a bench and we need
them to give us quality minutes,
come in and help us, not just play-
ing passes," Dickey reviewed.
Hardee bounded out of the gate
and took a 22-15 first-quarter
advantage, leading 33-28 at half-
time. The 'Cats were only down
52-48 at the third-quarter mark.
Under two minutes it was 67-62,
but Mesidor nailed seven-of-eight
free throws down the stretch for the
77-71 Blue Devil win.
Mesidor finished with a tourney-
high 34 points, hitting 11 of 14 free
throws, 10 deuces and a trey. Paul
Cooper added a dozen points and
Tyler Averbacher 11. Three other
players had eight or less points.
Mesidor, and Jeremiah and Paul
Cooper each had four fouls.
Palmer topped the Wildcats with
18 points, a dozen on treys. St. Fort
chipped in with a dozen points,


Virgile and Louis each 11, and
King and Pace each nine points. St.
Fort and Louis had limited playing
time with four fouls each, while
Virgile had three.
After two late games, Hardee
faced a fairly well rested Lakeland
Dreadnaught team which had
played the 10 a.m. Friday game,
while the Wildcats got home very
late Friday and had to turn around
and play early Saturday in the 2
p.m. game.
The Lakeland squad keyed on St.
Fort and Louis, getting each in foul
trouble early. "They just couldn't
stay on the floor consistently due to
the fouls on their big inside guys.
Weston shot well and Jermaine had
another excellent game," said
Dickey.
Julius Williams was the game
high-scorer for Lakeland with 18
points. Demetrius Baldwin, Quin-
ton Everett and Richie Edwards
each had 16. One player had seven
points and one a solo point. Former
Wildcat Chris Rich started all four
quarters but did not score, nor did
six of his teammates.
Palmer again led the 'Cats,
putting four treys, a deuce and two-
of-two free throws in the hole for
16 points. King added 14, Louis 13,
St. Fort his lowest of the year with
six points, Virgile four and Kierre
Cook two points.
Other Wildcats getting some time
on the floor during the tourney
were Josh Jackson, Pete Solis,
Postene Louisjeune and Marwin
Simmons.


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


PUBLIC NOTICE

All interested parties within Hardee, Highlands, and
Okeechobee Counties are hereby advised that the Central
Florida Regional Planning Council is applying to the Florida
Department of Transportation for a capital grant under
Section 5310 of the Federal Transit Act of 1991, as amend-
ed, for the purchase of two wheelchair accessible vehicles
at an approximate cost of 56,820 per vehicle to replace
vehicles currently used for the provision of public transit
services within the three county area.

A public hearing has been scheduled on January 10, 2007
at 9:30 a.m. at the Highlands County Health Department,
7205 South George Boulevard, Sebring, FL. The public
hearing is for the purpose of advising all interested parties
of service' beitng planned for it a grant is awarded, and to
ensure that planned services would not represent a dupli-
cation of current or proposed services provided by existing
transit or paratransit operators in the area.

This hearing will be conducted if and only if a. written
request for the hearing is received by 4:00 p.m. January 8,
2007.

Request for a hearing must be addressed to Marcia
Staszko, Central Florida Regional Planning Council, 555 E.
Church Street, Bartow, FL 33830 (863) 534-7130 ext. 103,
and a copy sent to Mr. Terry Beacham, Florida Department
of Transportation, District One, PO. Box 1249, Bartow, FL
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The Southwest Florida Water
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"Despite receiving heavy rain
over the holidays, the region
:remains well below normal annual
rainfall," reports the agency.
/ Rainfall in this district is divided
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water:
1) Lawns do not need to be
watered more than once every 10 to
14 days in the winter.
2) Place a shutoff nozzle on your
hose to control the flow of water so


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Living-


Dainian DeLeon Alaynah Mendiola


Turns One
Shaun Dainian DeLeon celebrat-
ed his first birthday on Dec. 17,
2006. He became one year old on
Dec. 14.
The theme for his birthday party
was Curious George. Hosted by his
mother Danielle DeLeon, the party
fare included chicken, hot dogs,
baked beans, chips and, of course,
his birthday cake.
Helping him celebrate the occa-
sion were his grandparents Greg B.
II and Julie Guzman, paternal great-
grandmother Jesusa Guzman, aunt
Naomi Guzman, uncle Keegan
Guzman, sisters Mercedes and
Alexis DeLeon and many other
family members.


Celebrates First
Birthday
Alaynah Isabell Mendiola,
daughter of Steven Mendiola and
Amparo Melendez, turned one year
old on Sept. 10.
She celebrated the event with
friends and family with a Disney
Princess-themed birthday party
held at Pyatt Park in Bowling
Green. Guests were served fajitas,
ribs, chicken, rice beans and of
course, birthday cake. A pifiata was
also burst in her honor.
Among those who joined
Alaynah in the celebration was her
brother, Steven Mendiola Jr., and
Juana Flores, Pinky Ruiz, Femia
Garcia, and little friends Angie,
David, D.J., Monica, Crystal,
Sandra, Warren, Christian, Fabian,
Damian, Amelia, Lupe, Fernando,
Mary, Amanda, Robert, Alyssa,
Alex, Eric, Elizabeth, Sophia, Fidel,
Alexis, Ramiro, Jaylin, Kelley,
Teresa, Amber, Logan, Nick,
Martha, Hermino, Christian, Aanhi
and Gabrial.


Dainian


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Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Dimock,
Wauchula, a seven pound eight
ounce daughter, Jordyn Renea,
born Dec. 21, 2006, Florida
Hospital, Sebring. Mrs. Dimock is
the former Kathy Hendley.
Maternal grandparents are Robert
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Green. Paternal grandfather is
James Dimock of Fort Lauderdale.
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THE ADVENTURES OF SIMPLE
Once upon a time, there was a young man named Simple who was
laughed at by all his peers because of his lack of cleverness and style. One
day he was thinking about all the good things he enjoyed, life and health,
fresh air and sunshine, the beauties of nature and a loving mother and father.
He asked himself, "Who has provided all these things for me?
His brothers laughed at his musings. "No one has provided them" they
told him, "They are just a part of natural life!" But Simple was not satisfied.
Finally they directed him to a large building called Religion that occupied a
prominent place in the center of town.
"Go and ask there" they said, "If anybody can help you, they can. They
are professionals!"
When Simple entered the huge building, he found the people there
intensely busy, hurrying from meeting to meeting with big briefcases under
their arms. He had to wait for some time before one of these officials paused
to help him.
"We take collections here" the man told him. "It takes a lot of money
to support the good work done around the word. What do you have to give,
young man?"
"Nothing" said Simple. "I have only myself to give."
The man looked at him closely and stroked his chin. He spoke as
though to himself. "An extremist. Amazing in one so young!" Then, to the
boy, "My lad, I think you need to talk to the old man of the mountain. He
lives high in that mountain yonder and you'll have to look sharp to find
him."
Simple thanked the man and set off without delay. High on a narrow
mountain trail the next day, he saw a white-robed figure climbing vigor-
ously some distance ahead. He ran to catch up.
"I am Simple" said the boy, somewhat out of breath. "And I've come
to ask you some questions."
The old man paused and studied him under shaggy brows. "Well, I do
have some answers for those who will pay the price to possess them."
"Pray tell me, sir, how are the young to learn?"
At this, the old man smiled and sat down on a rock. "Good question,"
-he said, "but you must understand that Man does not learn the most impor-
tant lessons by collecting information. He learns by faith and obedience."
"But maybe people will believe something wrong" the boy replied.
"True. But it is a risk that must be taken. It seems like a great chasm
between two mountains. An act of trust will carry a person across in an
instant while others spend lifetimes trying to construct a bridge. In fact, this
bridge-building goes on generation after generation with the project still
unfinished.
"I'm afraid I don't understand that" said Simple. The old man pointed.
"See that path there. You will need to follow that and find out for yourself
where God is an what His requirements are. No one can do this for you."
He thrust a book into the boy's hands and turned away to resume his
upward climb. For a long time, Simple looked at the dusty path that had
been pointed out to him, then at the book. He listened to the singing of birds
in the trees, then he stared walking.


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GENEROUS GIFT


PHOTO BY JIM KELLY
From left are Decie Rouse, who began work when the bank opened on Jan. 12, 1959, and retired
in 1987 as a vice president and cashier; Dewey Terrell; and Jeanne Archambault, who started at
the bank in 1967 and retired in 1999 as a vice president.

Bank President Retires


A well known Hardee County
businessman stepped down from
his position last week.
SDewey Terrell, president of First
National Bank in Wauchula, recent-
ly announced that he would be retir-
ing from the position which he has
held for 20 years. He began work-
ing as president in 1987, and has
been there ever since.
Taking over as president will be
Rick Justice.
Terrell is a Hardee County native,
who has been in the banking busi-
ness his entire career, and served as
A-member of the U.S. Army. There,
he stayed two years and was sta-
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He attended Stetson University,
where he majored in finance. While
at the university, he took a summer
course in banking. This was where
Terrell decided on his career.
"A lot of people try out different
jobs and aren't ever happy, I am
glad that I found my profession on
the first try. I knew it was what I
wanted to do, and I stuck with it,"
Terrell said.
In his career, spanning over 35
years, he has worked at every posi-
tion a bank offers, from president
down to cashier. His training had
led him to be able to work in all


PHOTO BY BRETT JARNIGAN
Dewey Terrell (left) retires as president of First National Bank of
Wauchula, turning the reins over to Rick Justice.


departments.
His first banking job was in
Okeechobee, where he worked in a
manager position. He was able to
return to Wauchula's First National
Bank as vice-president in 1970-
1974.
At the end of 1974, he moved to
Clewiston National Bank, where he
worked as president for four years.
He then moved again to the presi-
dency of Citizens Bank of Frost-
proof for 10 years. Terrell finally
returned to Wauchula to stay in
1987
"I have loved the opportunity to
work with my staff, customers and
with the directors. It is rare that you
get a chance to come back home
and work with the people you grew
up with," he said.
After his retirement, Terrell says
that he plans to do some traveling
and enjoy himself. The bank has
given him a two-week cruise
through the Panama Canal that will
have him traveling from Fort
Lauderdale, to Costa Rica, around
Mexico and finally to California.
Terrell also plans to tend to his
grove now that he has a chance to
selile down. H<\e\rer., ,he wants
'everyone to know that he is just
retiring, not disappearing from the
bank all together. He will still
remain on the Board of Directors
where he can keep in touch with
everyone and offer his insight.
"For now, I am just going to take
it a day at a time, and see what
unfolds," Terrell said.


Thursday Night Take-Out,

at







Corner of 7th & Main Downtown Wauchula
767-9004
Available beginning January 11.
Place your order by noon on the Wednesday before
and pick-up your complete meal to take home and enjoy
on Thursday between 5pm and 6pm.


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COURTESY PHOTO
Recently, Habitat for Humanity in Hardee County received a Christmas gift in the the form of a
donation from the Hardee Council of Realtors. Shown above is Habitat President Pam Warren
(left) receiving the donation from Rick Knight, representing the council. Habitat for Humanity is a
nonprofit organization which relies on donations and contributions, businesses and individuals
to help build houses for families who need a little extra help. Family members contribute by work-
ing alongside volunteers during construction and also learn about taking care of maintenance
and financing for their home.


%r. 9 Jardee Counly 9007 PL
INFORMATIONAL MEETING "
January 16, 2007 o
6:00 p.m.
South Florida Community College
Hardee Campus Conference Room

If you would like more information, please contact Susan Cartwright at
781-1954 or 773-9626 Or Stacy Sharp.


I


9th Annual

Ladies Night of Inspiration


I'


with


Sandra


Aldrich

Inspirational
and
Humorous
Speaker & Author


"Bless Your Socks Off"


Encouraging words have power to lift spirits, soothe emotions,
restore relationships and even change lives.

Thursday January 25
fellowship tall
6:00 p.m.
$12 per person
Includes: dinner, special music and guest speaker

Praise and Worship with Leslie Conerd Lounhlin


Please make your reservations by Noon Monday, Jan. 22
Limited Availability

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. MAIN STREET WAUCHULA


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4B The Herald-Advocate, January 4, 2007


More Funding Needed For Treating

Mental Illness, Substance Abuse


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
Hardee County's legislative dele-
gation, State Sen. J.D. Alexander
and State Rep. Baxter Troutman, on
Friday heard a request for the 2007
Florida Legislature to consider
increased funding for people with
mental illness and substance abuse
problems.
Community-based care is impor-
tant for these people, said Kathryn
Doddridge, director of business
development for Daybreak Behav-
ioral Health, Florida Hospital
Heartland Division. Many are in
county jails and do not get the help
they need, she said.








Victory Praise will be hosting a
gospel sing with the Fishers, at 7
p.m. on Jan. 6. Everyone is invited
to attend and refreshments will be
provided afterwards.
The church is located at 132 E..
Main Street in Bowling Green. Plan
now to enjoy this musical evening.
Lake Dale Baptist Church is
hosting the Gulf State Quartet, one
of Florida's favorite gospel groups,
on Sunday at the 6 p.m. service.
Rev. Jason Delgado and the con-
gregation invite everyone to join
them at the church at 3102 Heard
Bridge Road, north of Wauchula.
For more information, call 773-
6622.
Marantha Baptist Church will
have Casper Koning, U.S. director
of Gospel Text Mission, as a spe-
cial speaker in the 6 p.m. service on
Sunday. Brother Koning's group
produces and distributes signs con-
taining Scripture to assist Christ-
ians with their local witness.
A graduate of Bob Jones
University in Greenville, S.C. and
Temple Baptist Theological Semi-
nary, Chattanooga, Tenn., Brother
Koning is retired and spends his
time in special ministry. Pastor
Richard Paasch and the congrega-
tion of the church at 2465
Oxendine Road, Zolfo Springs,
invite everyone to come hear
Brother Koning.


Also present at Friday's hearing
at the Hardee County Courthouse
were officials with Tri-County
Addictions, which has an office in
Wauchula.
Below is her report to the two
legislators:
"Good morning, Representative
Troutman and Senator Alexander. I
am Kathryn Doddridge, director of
business development for Day-
break Behavioral Health of Florida
Hospital Heartland Division and a
member of the Florida Partners in


Crisis of District 14.
"I would like to recognize Neal
Dwyer, program supervisor for our
district's Substance Abuse and
Mental 9.,Ith Office. Charleen
Stroup spoke to you at the
Legislative Forum in Highlands
County earlier this month about
Florida Partners in Crisis and the
serious problem of mentally ill and
substance abuse victims being
housed in our jail system.
"Florida Partners in Crisis mem-
bers are judges, law enforcement,
corrections, hospital administra-


POTOUS BY JIM KELLY
Dean LaBoy, administrative residential program director, (left)
talks with Dr. Robert (Bob) Irvin, administrative outpatient pro-
gram director of Tri-County Human Services.


Neal Dwyer, program supervisor .of.the Tri-County Substance
Abuse and Mental Health Office, talks ith, athryIDoddridge of
Daybreak Behavioral Health.


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tors, public defenders, state attor-
neys, mental health and substance
abuse providers, families and peo-
ple living with mental illnesses
including substance use disorders
who hi'c worked for several years
to educate our lawmakers as to the
needs of the mental health and sub-
stance abuse treatment system.
"I remind you of our District 14
(Hardee, Highlands, Polk) standing
in the state as third in need of
increased demands for mental
health and substance abuse ser-
vices. Specific to Hardee County,
the latest numbers from the Sub-
stance Abuse and Mental Health
Services office report that 15 per-
cent of the inmates are currently
treated with psychotropic medica-
tion.
"In September 2005, Represent-
ative Troutman, you were our
keynote speaker for the Hardee
County Drug Prevention Coalition,
of which commissioner Dale
Johnson is a strong member and
advocate. I would like to publicly
thank you for your support.
"Despite our efforts Hardee
County variably is ranked over the
years between No. 1 and No. 2 as
having the highest rate of substance
abuse and teen pregnancy in the
state of Florida.
"On any given day, inmates with
mental health and substance abuse
disorders account for as much as 90
percent of the misdemeanor crimes.
Many of the inmates are arrested
for petty crimes yet remain in jail
an inordinately long time because
there is nowhere else for them to
go.
"Very recently in response to the
forensic bed crisis, Governor Bush
announced the release of $16.6 mil-
lion to help relieve the crisis and
add 233 secure beds as well as 140
community beds. This is very good
news. Members of Florida Partners
in Crisis praise Governor Bush for
allocating this money to address the
emergency facing the mental health
forensic system.
"These dollars are sorely needed
to ensure that inmates with serious
mental illnesses who need treat-
ment do not linger in jail but get the
treatment they need, deserve and
are entitled to under Florida law.
"As we move forward with the
legislative session we urge that
your focus will include the need for
significant investment into commu-
nity-based care. We do not want our
legislators or our newly-elected
Governor Crist to think the mental
health and substance abuse needs
of jpur pystetn-haw been "fixed'
with, these.dollatis .-
"We ask you to support or co-
sponsor legislation to bring about


changes in our community-based
treatment, to reduce admissions to
forensic programs at state facilities,
and to provide additional local ser-
vices and jail diversion programs to


Wow! What a blessed week this
was! Christmas everywhere.
On a sad note however, Pat, Ben
and Dale Bohnett again returned
home to Michigan. Pat, first be-
cause her dad took a turn for the
worst. Then Ben and Dale as Pat's
dad died on Christmas Eve. Our
sympathy is extended to this family
on the loss of their loved one.
This will again be a short
newsletter as it has to be turned in
early. But we did lots of things.
Horseshoes and shuffleboard for
instance. These two activities have
taken off this year and are going
strong. Look for tournaments in the
future. The walkers are still walk-
ing and the bikers biking in spite of
the inclement weather. There were
eight of us at exercise on Tuesday,
Dec. 26, getting fit for the New
Year.
MUSIC
Music on Sunday, Dec. 24 was
mostly a jam session held inside the
Rec Hall due to the weather. There
were eight musicians and 25 people
enjoying this time together.
CHRISTMAS DINNER
Talk about festive. Wasn't that a
great Christmas dinner and party
we had on Christmas Day! The
place was buzzing with activity, fun
and laughter. You know how much
fun 64 people can have. Everyone
had a hand in the day. If I were to


meet our increased needs.
"We will return to you as the leg-
islative year progresses for contin-
ued support to address the system
needs. Thank you."


mention everyone it would.take up
this' whole column with the 64
names. Terry Johnston and Winnie
DeWitt cooked turkeys. Frec
Marsh and I cooked hams. Ali
brought the side dishes. The food
was delicious, as usual.
Lucy Bush and Jim Walton head-
ed up the clean-up committee.
What a fantastic job they did!
Everything everyone did is greatly
appreciated. It helps to make the
day so pleasant. After dinner we
played "Card Bingo". Prizes were
given out. To say all had a good
time would be an understatement.
BINGO
The Rec Hall had 34 people
playing bingo on Thursday, Dec.
21. Charlotte Longueuil won the
50/50. The jackpot went to Jomi
Branham, Norma Reid, Joan
Newton, Doug Johnson, Emily
Witham and Julie Hood received
merchant certificates. I will catch
up on bingo for Tuesday, Dec. 26 ii
our next column.
CRAFTS
More and more people join our
crafts group each week. Some are
'making quilts, some crocheting dit-
ferent things like socks and tote
bags, and others are making
Christmas boxes. Come and join
us. Bring your ideas to share and
teach.
Hope you had a safe New Year's
Eve. Until next time... Inez.


A large crowd gathered for Christmas dinner.


Thursday Night Take-Out

at









Corner of 7th & Main Downtown Wauchula
767-9004

Available beginning January 11.
Place your order by noon on the Wednesday before
and pick-up your complete meal to take home and enjoy
on Thursday between 5pm and 6pm.


30


% 50% OFF

Winter & Fall

Clothing



SALE


begins Monday, January 8
(does not include new arrivals)





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210 W. Main ftroot Wauchula (863) 767-0017
Mon-Fri 9:30-5:30 Qaturday 9:30-1:30


Now SERVING BREAKFAST!
Saturday Sunday Monday
7:00 am 11:00 am

Out DAILY LUNCH & DINNER SPECIALS
1a8 83e' Served with our Soup & Salad Bar

Owners Camil & Lume Camili and their staff
look forward to serving you in 2007!
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The Hardee County Fair Association is proud

to present a new event to the upcoming

Hardee County Fair!



Little Miss Hardee County
* Entrants must be a 5th grade girl attending 00
Hardee County School, Home schooled or
living in Hardee County attending 5th grade.

* Entrant must have a B average and last
report card must be presented to committee
for approval.



There will be a meeting Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at 4:00 p.m.
at the Hardee Junior High School/Hilltop Auditorium.


Any questions please feel free to contact Donna Parks @ (863) 245-1579
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The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls


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CLASSIFICATIONS:


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Appliances
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Boats
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Help Wanted
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Mobile Homes
Notices
Pets
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Real Estate
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Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


HAY FOR SALE1 Round bales, fertil-
ized bahia, $28. 773-4642 832-0560.
12:28-1:25p
L. DICKS, INC. is now contracting to
purchase fruit for the 2006/7 season
and beyond. Contact Mark Manuel @
781-0384. 8:17tfc



2000 MERCURY SABLE, leather, 6 CD
changer, 115,000 miles, $4,800 OBO.
735-1538. 1:4nc
1992 CHEVY S-10, 4 cylinder, 5-speed,
$1,250 OBO. 781-0699. 1:4p
2004 PT CRUISER, super clean,
$6,500 cash! 781-3091. 1:4c


DRIVER, CDL LICENSE required,
dump truck, Mon. Fri., (863) 735-
6114. DFWP 1:4p
SAFETY MINDED security officers
needed, full and part-time, Wauchula,
Bowling Green, Zolfo Springs areas, D
security license required, customer
service skills a plus. Drug Free Work
Place. Call 1-800-888-2980. 1:4-11c

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. cll:4c


Early Childhood and 'Special Needs
Professional to assist child care programs in Hardee
& Highlands Counties. FT w/excellent benefits. Must
have related degree/exp. Duties include.provider train-
ing/technical assistance, & child screenings. Bilingual
English-Spanish preferred.
Fax resume & cover letter to 863-767-1007
or email to slamy@elcfloridasheartland.org
by close date 1-12-07.
EOE, pre-employment background/drug screen.l:4


HELP WANTED
MEDICAL RECEPTIONIST
Looking for an experienced top-notch person with
outstanding work references.
If you are a good receptionist, do NOT apply.
If you are outstanding, see what we have to offer
in excellent pay and opportunity.
Your application is completely confidential.
Send resume to Box N, PO Box 338


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EQUIPMENT OPERATORS NEEDED,
valid driver's license required. 735-
1300. DFWP. 1:4-11p
MECHANIC AND MECHANIC'S helper
needed, no tools required. 735-1300.
DFWP. 1:4-11p
WANTED CLASS A Dump drivers,
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.
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ASSISTANT MANAGER NEEDED. Full
time, able to work weekends, non-
smoker, office and computer skills a
must. Apply at Crystal Lake Village,
237 Maxwell Drive, 773-3582. 1:4-18p
MATURE EXPERIENCED ranch book-
keeper. Day 863-634-7552; nights 863-
763-5321. 12:14tfc
PART-TIME NURSING position for'
doctor's office needed. Nursing expe-
rience required. Please send resume
to P.O. Box 428, Wauchula, FL 33873..
11:23tft


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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Help Wanted
Busy accounting firm seeks part time,
temporary receptionist/office clerk. Ideal
candidate should be very dependable
and able to multi-task. Please send
resume to PO Box 400, Wauchula, FL
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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
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NEW LISTING!
Build your dream house. 10 beautiful acres for only $150,000.
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PRICE REDUCED!
13.83 acres of grove and house. Now only $295,000.
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.
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.
9
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!
9
60 Acres
1 1/2 miles from Wauchula. Frontage on two paved roads.
,High and dry. Zoned FR. Listed for $18,000 per acre.,
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.
S Deed restricted. Now only $91,000.
BUILD YOUR DREAM HOUSE! 4.8 Acre deed restricted homesite.
Large oak tree on property with a 6" deep well. Listed for $99,000.
17 acres of young citrus grove on Parnell Road.
Listed for $19,500 per acre!
BACK ON THE MARKET!
74 acres of prime development property.
City water and sewer within 1/2 mile.
Soon to be annexed, rezoned to single family with Developers Agreement.
83 ac. grove. Close to golf course and town.
Frontage on two County roads. $20,000 per acre.
442.6 acres in Polk County. Grove, woods and pasture.
S1,800 ac. will divide. Starting at $12,500 per acre.
500 ac grove in DeSoto County. 55% Valencia, 45% Early & Mids. All
microjet. E & M sold for $1.75/ib, Valencias uncomitted. $5,200,000.
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SMary Rollins
Robert Jones
John H. Gross


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


(941)737-2800
(941)725-1358
(863)445-0662
(863)781-0161
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DeSoto County
Properties
8 acres, 4 miles east of
Arcadia on Paved Road,
$139,900 owner financing
80 acres, Brownville Area Wi
Rezone, $20,000 per acre
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565
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L AMBER T
REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
THE PRICE IS RIGHT for this 3B/1.5Bth, C/B with
brick veneer 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 SMALL
FAMILY! 14'x70' River Birch, SW Mobile Home,
located in Charlie Creek ; nice lot 80x125. $59,900
GREAT PRICE on this C/B home with 2B/1Bth,
recently renovated kitchen, roof, tile floors; fenced
yard; excellent family neighborhood. $128,000
Sc NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY this 2B/2Bth Jacobson
D/W, built in 2004; nice 100x175 lot; peaceful location;
listed at $82,000
S PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful 5 acres with mature
S 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
a mexican tile floors, open floor plan, modern kitchen
d with all new appliances and new cabinets plus 4 stall
pole barn. Make this your home today!
O LOOK NO FURTHER! This recently updated home
n has 3B/1.5Bth, new carpet and flooring, new kitchen
s cabinets, fenced yard, convenient location close to
e schools and shopping. $155,000
1l This 3B/1Bth home has plenty of room for children to
e play; well maintained, desirable area; new flooring,
r H/W heater, roof and garage door. Listed at $155,000
9 BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED! 2B/1Bth home situ-
eB ated on approx. 1 acre in town; mature oaks; new roof
and A/C. $175,000
COUNTRY SETTING FOR THIS IMMACULATE
3B/2Bth home; located on 5 acres just outside of town
g in desirable area plus handyman's 24x36 concrete
d workshop.
s
n SERVICE YOU
S DORIS S. LAMBERT, G.R.I., Broker
ASSOCIATE: DELOIS JOHNSON.............773-9743
r.. ASSOCIATE: DAVID McCLINTOCK.781-1226
ASSOCIATE: RHODA McCOY............781-7230
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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 1 acre lot located
in very desirable area.$29,500
LET'S MAKE A DEAL! 15 Acres fenced with 3B/1Bth
C/B house, barn, cow pens, feed lot; large oak trees on
a paved county road. Call today and make an appoint-
ment to see. $400,000
A MUST SEE! 3B/2Bth CB/Stucco home; large family
room, new stainless steel appliances in kitchen, fenced
yard. $160,000
Large 3B/1Bth home located in quiet neighborhood;
yard with large oaks; plus apartment studio apartment
in back. $100,000
INVESTMENT PROPERTY! Two houses located on
this Highway 64 road frontage property; one has
4B/1Bth the other has 2B/1Bth; property could be used
as rentals or store fronts; located in Ona, zoned C-2.
$175,000
EXCELLENT HOMESITE! 10.52 acres of pasture
land; nice fish pond with dock; located in eastern
Hardee County. $185,000
DESIRABLE LOCATION for this 6.6 acre tract, some
trees, small pond, located in eastern Hardee. $149,850
Beautiful 5 acre tract with some fruit trees, large oaks,
one (1) acre pond; would make a lovely home site or
weekend retreat. $110,000
40 Acres of native pasture; paved road frontage; nice
scattered oaks. Call for more information.
SIX ACRES! Well, septic, and electricity already in
place on this 6 acre tract; beautiful, large oaks, small
creek runs through the west part of property; perfect
building site. $200,000
10 Acres in Dtiette Area; property is fenced and has a
12" well. Call for details.


CAN COUNT ON


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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Help Wanted!!
Immediate opening for a general laborer. We service and install
petroleum equipment and related services. Valid driver's license
needed. Willing to train the right person. Call (863) 773-2213 for
application and appointment. EOE DFWP


Heartland Pump and Tank Co., Inc.


HELP WANTED


Wauchula, FL 33873


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(863) 784-7132. FAX (863) 784-7497 ''
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benefits package, including pal
health premiums, four week
vacation your first year, tuitloi
reimbursement, retirement plan
mileage and much more.
Bilingual Pay Premiumsl
For consideration, please apply
online at www.LPHcareers.com.
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HIGHLANDS 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
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
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


5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green


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


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


Bo Espino
Auto Technician
B a ..wn n- rod






WE Pay CaSH



FOR HOUSES



AND LaND



Office Ph: 375-3113

Mobile Ph: 781-4460



BILL STATON
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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.
HES Admin Asst. Knowledge of Windows, Word,
WordPerfect & Excel programs preferred. Experience as a med-
ical secretary or medical office mgr. Must be able to prioritize &
coordinate multiple tasks.
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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START YOUR NEW YEAR off in a
newly remodeled home. 4 BR / 2 B on
1 acre lot, 2904 Golfview, $134,900.
Carol's Realty (863) 412-8932 or (941)
627-2769. 1:4tfc
417 N 9TH AVE. 5 BR / 2 B. Carol's
Realty (863) 412-8932 or (941) 627-
2769. 1:4tfc


PYGAMY GOATS for sale, $65 and up.
781-1947 or 773-9195, 12:28-1:4c
The kind of humor I like is the
thing that makes me laugh for
five seconds and think for 10
minutes.
-William Davis


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
SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST must

have experience & computer skills.
Mail resume to: P.O. Box 1344,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 8:3tfc


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*Beautiful 3BR 2B qlqW ,e with den or office,
2 car garage '# PaCefdcatMon'K"ae9t1Rd.'1/2 mile west of
Wauchula $275,000.
*13 to 20 AC with access to Kazen, Terrell and Polk Rd. Now in grove
$25,000 AC. 1/2 mile outside city limits.
10oAC on Hwy nlde ppii E raen
*Lot ready for mobile home at Charle Creek, east of Wauchula.
$20,000.
*MH in Charle Creek. 2BR 1B $54,000.
*Lot in Peace Edward Dr. Ready for MH $25,000.
-20 Acres with D l elm "iGn@O $250,000.
*4BR 3BA concrete block w/10 acres, beautiful home, 1 mile west, .
Hwy 62 west of Wauchula. $399,000. -0
Frank Vasquez Broker Associate
863.781.4133 cell
Donald Buck, Broker 863.767.0071 Jerry Carlton, Sales Associate 863.781.3608










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 H/A, FR $65,000.
Prime 25 acres MOL at 5069 Oak Wood Dr. South of Nocatee off Woods
Road. Spacious brick home with 3,126 SF under roof, Ig barn & sheds.
$950,000 or $750,000 for 15 acres incl. home & buildings.
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.







NEW LISTING! THIS IS A BEAUTY! 10 Acres. Top of the line
Manufactured Home (Palm Harbor) on 10 beautiful, fenced, high and dry
acres. Over 3000' ft including screened porches, in ground heated pool,
updated kitchen with breakfast bar and wet bar. Paved Road but private. All
this for $284,900.
NEW LISTING! 10 acres on CR665 Paved Country Road. 1982 MH in good
condition. Large 40x60 and 24x40 Metal warehouses. Storage for Cars,
Boats, equipment etc. Fenced for cattle, wildlife plentiful. $289,900.
BACK ON THE MARKET! 3BR/1BA concrete block on 2.5 acres. Move in
condition. Ceramic tile and carpet. Very Nice! $209,900.
Need Space and Security in a 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.
30 ac or 37 ac beautiful woods and pasture. Within 1/2 Mi. of College, Best
Western and Projected growth area. Access to Peace River $15,000 per ac.
Check this out! 2058' under air, on 3.82 acres. Maintained & landscaped!
45x48 Steel galvanized metal enclosed barn with full kitchen. $314,900.
Homesites: 2 acre tracts available. Deed Restricted! Call for
details...$49,500.:4c
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REAL ESTATE
Hwy 17 Mixed Commercial -12 acres on Hwy 17 south with
mixed commercial use. $35,000 per acre.
Beautiful Pasture 40 acre lush pasture 9 miles east of town.
$12,000 per acre.
10 Acres in Sweetwater Just cleared and ready for 2 homes,
tree farm or nursery. Deep well plus highway frontage! $139,000.
20 acre Roble orange grove Just east of Bartow. Top produc-
er! $324,000. Call David Hitchcock @ (863) 557-0082.
64 acre grove with Highway-mixed land use. Close to new
school and Walmart. $30,000/acre Call David Hitchcock @
(863) 557-0082.

Mark Manuel
1-877-518-LAND
863-781-0384 (cell)
www.saundersrealestate.com
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1-4 SMALL CALVES NEEDED,
weaned, good price paid. 773-5878.
1:4p
1350 BDFT AIR DRIED, yellow pine,
mostly 1x12x12, $650; 250 BDFT
Eastern white pine KD, dressed, 1x12,
2x4, 1x4 T&G, $150; Farmall Cub
w/belly mower, $1,500; 4'x8' utility
trailer, nice shape, $350; 6' picnic
table, PT, $75; bench vise, large,
heavy duty, $50, Zolfo. (518) 598-
6661. 1:4-11p


YAMAHA STUDIO PIANO elegant,
new, 2005, deep walnut cabinet.
Yamaha portatone PSR-730 keyboard,
new. Remote control black hummer.
(863) 773-4480. 1:4-2:1 p


40' PARK MODEL w/shed at Wagon
Wheel Park, $10,000. 269-720-9784
leave message. 12:14-1:11p


Short Time Job Bankruptcy Repo Slow Pay
Just meet our easy requirements and you are conditionally
APPROVEDP. NO MONEY D.OWN -
*Low monthly payments Competitive Rates Not Buy ere-Pay Here
Established Credit Late ModeI 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.



PILKINGTON TREE SERVICE INC
SBobcat and Crane service Tree Trimming *
Complete Tree Removal *
SCitrus Tree Removal Land Clearing *
*FREE ESTIMATES*

(863) 781-2089
license a Insured Aceopt M/C a Visa


PARKER FILL DIRT

I)DEMOLITION


* Fill Dirt Tree Removal *
*Stump Removal Dragline *
*Track Hoe Land Clearing *
Shell Clay Top Soil*
Bulldozer Dump Trucks *


Special
Tandam Axle Load
t 14-16 yards)
$75/Load
Fill Top Soil *Hard Pan
Hardee CountyArea only


I (163) 735-2415
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Flre & lrsIc


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


John Freeman


Great Country Living and Room to Spare Enjoy the convenience of a 4
bedroom 3 full bath beautifully maintained C/B home. Located on 1.38 (+-)
acre parcel just east of Fort Green Springs. Call for your appointment today to
view this outstanding home. Asking $ 249,000.00 MLS 191061


Motivated Seller This amazing
historical home, consists of
5BR/2BA, large family room, fire-
place, dinning room, and so much
more. Enjoy taking time to bring
this old homestead to its original
state. There is plenty of room to
use your creativity. Call today.
Reduced to $155,000.00 MLS
188921
Unbelievable Space- Let your
imagination direct you to the use
of this huge basement. Over
3,000 sq. ft of living is found in
this 3BR 2 Bath home located in
Golfview. Call for appointment
today! Reduced to $189,900.00
MLS 187839
Think Victorian when you look at
this charming 2 story home
4BR/2.5BA with 2 car garage
3,404+- sq. ft. total. On 120x140
corner lot located Western edge
of Wauchula. Reduced to
$235,000.00
Must see- Unique home with over
5,200 sq feet total. Two separate
living units with 3BR/2BA, large
open kitchen and extra large mas-
ter bath in each unit. Offered At
$675,000.00. MLS 189303


Quiet Private Setting Spacious
3BR/2BA home on 5.32 acres.
Located jut east of Wauchula
approximately 5 miles with a fenced
in area for livestock or a horse.
Asking $ 250,000.00 MLS 189393
Good Starter Home! 2BR/1BA
Home. Conveniently located close to
schools and shopping centers.
Perfect home if planning to retire or
just starting a family. Asking
$125 000.00 MLS 189615
Ready to Move In! 2004 Beautiful
CB home with 3BR/2BA in a great
location. Includes stoves, refrig-
erator, dishwasher, and many
extras. Just needs owners. Call
for details. Price is $160,000.00
MLS 190478
Beautiful Home with Acreage -
3BR/2BA CB home with approxi-
mately 2,200+-sq ft. of living area
and a 2 car garage. Located just
west of Wauchula on 10+- acres.
New roof, new insulation, new stuc-
co and fresh paint. Look at it today.
Offered at $449,900.00 MLS 179381
Easy on the Pocket 2BR/2BA
Mobile Home in Zolfo Springs.
Shown by appointment only. Can
you believe a living unit for only
$55,000.00 MLS 190185


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


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


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

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


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January 4, 2007, The IHerald-Advocate 7B


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Classifieds


FULLY REMODELED 3/2 1994 dou-
blewide mobile home, 1560 sq. ft.
under air, on 5.14 acres, about 5 miles
from U.S. 17 (3436 E. Main St.,
Wauchula), $165,000. Contact Rita,
(863) 773-5662 or visit www.3436-
mainstreet.com. 1:4-2:1 p
MOBILE HOME 55+ Park, 2 BD/1 1/2
B, hot tub in large screen room,
Florida room, carport, storage room,
AC/Heat, partially furnished, motivat-
ed seller, asking $12,000, 9 a.m. 5
p.m. 735-8656. After 5 p.m. 735-1040.
1:4-2:1 p


WE BUY GOOD used mobile homes,'
singlewides & doublewides. Grace
Mobile Home Park. 863-375-3500.
12:21-1:18p
'95, 2BR / 2B, 66x14. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
An education isn't how much
you have committed to memory,
or even how much you know.
It's being able to differentiate
between what you do know and
what you don't.


GARDEN
tt SOD
Sold by Pallet, Half Pallet, Piece
MULCH
Fill Dirt Drainfield & Driveway Rock, Stump Grinding
Potting & Top Soil (sold by the yard) R.R. Ties Delivery Available


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


Monday Friday 12:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:00 a.m. 1 p.m.
773-3500 ci7:27tfc


PERSONAL PROPERTY of Charlene
Coker will be sold pursuant to
Warehouseman's lien: clothes, toys,
tool, household items. Said sale will
be at Bowling Green Storage, 5018
Hwy. 17 North, Bowling Green, Florida
at 9 a.m. Monday Jan. 22. 1:4-11 p


BOSTON TERRIER PUPPIES for sale,
5 males, 1 female, $300 each. 863-
773-6224. 12:21-1:4p
ADOPT A PET! If you have lost a pet
or are looking for a new one, the City
of Wauchula invites you to come and
see if you can find the pet you're look-
ing for. The Wauchula Animal Control
is located at 685 Airport Road. Please
call 773-3265 or more information.
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S/ "On The Jo0 f


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


John Reschke
Bill Reschke


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CCC-045925
License CBC-f 2430.


Fill Dirt

Lamar Gilliard
Home: (863) 735-0490


1 6-3507


MALE ENGLISH MASTIFF, fixed, fawn,
2 1/2 yrs., no papers, $300. 781-2237.
1:4p
ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
tfc-dh


GARDNER EZ-PICK FARM OPEN -
Strawberries, tomatoes, peppers 160
Fish Branch Road. 735-1000.
i2:21 tfc
The Stegosaurus dinosaur
was believed to be up to 30 feet
long. However, studies show its
brain weighed only 2 1/2 ounces.


Shell


Rock


DAVID MILLS, OWNER
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Sand


olfo Springs
cInostfc Mobile: (941) 456-6507


10 ACRES MINERAL BRANCH
RD., east of Zolfo, two 4" deep wells,
one well has 5 HP submersible,
$125,000. 863-375-3669. 1:4p
4.8 ACRES IN BG city limits, devel-
oper's dream, oak trees, park like set-
ting. 863-245-1507. 12:21-1:18p
11.25 ACRES, Kelly Roberts Road,
east Hardee County, $150,000. 863-
443-1099. 12:14-1:11p
FORT MEADE, FLORIDA five acre
home sites, 4 available, located just
outside town on private lake. $110,000
each, owner financing. Quality Realty
& Investments. 863-533-0888.
12:7-1:4p
Don't ever take a fence down
until you know why it was put
up.


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!.
Lamps $17, 10-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Reciiners $297 up,
50-2Pc Sofa & Loveeat skts $687 up,.
50-TV Ent. Cepters $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bea-
room sets $387 Ap, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up,
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
,OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North* Sebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot d4:20tfc


Stephanie Gugle Computer Tech
INi SV Phone (863) 781-9720
gugles(@earthlink.net home.earthlink.net/~guglegrl



^W EAGLE

/ ] WATER WELLS & COMPLETE SYSTEMS
4" Wells

GEORGE GOINS DALE ROGERS
863-444-0181 941-302-2426
LICENSE # 9372 cl:1:4-2:1p


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"lI I jc-l Vulu "Cu I L,
FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Seri ng Hardee Countv' tor o\ er 20 years
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
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SrEJrmaS
STAFFING SERVICES. IhNiC.
*Employee Leasing Specialist Workers Compensation Payroll
Contact: Robby Albritton
Office (863) 735-9226 Cell (863) 528-7085
159 S.R. 64 E., Zolfo Springs, FL 33890


www.laborsolutions.com


ralbritton@laborsolutions.com
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CUSTOM METAL BUILDINGS
7', rno- 20 x 25 x 9 Ambassador


Vertical Roof (212 Pitch)
1 Roll-up Door.
2 Gable Vents, 9
4" Concrete Slab $ 9


,984


25 x 30 x 9 Ambassador
Vertical Roof (2.12 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
-Meets 120 mph Wind Load P I I
Up to 35' Wide, Unlimited Length METAL SYSTEMS PLUS, LLC
- "Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings 877 951 230
- Florida Owned & Operated 877-951-2300
Pncr, Plus Sales Tax &County Fe r Photo for displaypurpoa) only c112:28tfC www.metalsystemsplus.con


Topsy See
REAL ESTATE


New Listing: 6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great loca-
tion in Western Hardee county. $129,000.
Lovu f tc-errte oilfin. y--p modeled.
Wow this 3 BR-2B CB home is ready for new owners New roof, new cen-
tral air & heat. House completely remodeled inside & out. All you have to do
is move in. $759000 now $170,000.
Duplex with 2BR-1B/1BR-1B. Very large lot. Room for another apartment.
Good location $95,000.
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.
10 Ac. parcel. Fenced & Cross fenced has small country house needs complete
remodeling inside. $220,000.
3BR/2B MH in Charlie Creek Mobile Home Park. Central H/A comes with
appliances and utility building. In great location. $46,000.
1987 DW 3 BR 2 Bth absolutely great condition. Porch with screen and vinyl
windows. Appliances and 2 utility buildings; city utilities. $85,000.
We Have Buyers! We Need Listings!
r T B I Vanette See, Realtor Associate
\ Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associate
107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873 cl1:4c


Lone star
Con cxst- ctionaa Co1- -

General Contractor
Lic.# RG291103615
Locally owned and operated

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


GILLIARD FILL DIRT INC.


Sunrise Community is now
hiring the following position:
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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TREE EQUIPMENT
1983,60' bogn International truck
with chipper
1988 Ford 24' dumped
Gas chipper-12"
1980 Ford-60' boom bucket truck
$18,000-ALL RUNS
767-0934 or 781-2783 c:1:4,11p



MwMake A

SHouse

Call.


Selling your house?


Call Billy Hill first?

6 He pays top $!


1 j 781-1062


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Call for FREE Estimates 863-773-6195
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COMMERCIAL INDUSTRIAL RESIDENTIAL
Land Clearing *
Pond Excavation *
Dirt Hauling / Grade Work *
Citrus Tree Removal *
Demolition
Site Prep


I I -SII I nIcI Ill.II I

Citrus Removal Land Clearing
backI ho WoA
Fond Digging Ditch Cleaning
rivewags Febble Rock, etc.



Shawn Rimes
(863) 781-0412
A Agnet
158*17*9761
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8B The Herald-Advocate, January 4, 2007


The


Classifieds


'87 FLEETWOOD BOUNDER, 31', 6000
watt Onan generator, $7,000 OBO.
Call Dennis (863) 285-9511 for details.
1:4-2:1p



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
RVs IN CRYSTAL LAKE. 767-8822.
12:14tfc
4/2 LARGE, END STREET, huge fin-
ished basement for storage, manufac-
turer or bakery, etc., $1,000 month.
863-458-0551. 12:7-1:4p
3 BR/ 1 1/2 B, BLOCK HOME for rent.
First & Last. $700 monthly. (863) 773-
0166. 12:7-1:4p
3 BR/ 2 B, HOME, large yard, close to
new school, $900 deposit, $900
month, call after 3 p.m. 773-2207.
12:7-1:4p
WAREHOUSE OFFICE YARD, brand
new, 6,000 SF, 3647 Hwy. 17 frontage
in Zolfo Springs for lease 239-273-
7381. 1:4-25c
DOWNTOWN OFFICE space avail-
able, please call 773-4186 or 773-
6065. 11:23tfc
2 BR/ 1 B apartment, $650 deposit
plus 1st & last of $650 month. 773-
0100. 10:12tfc
1 BR/ 1 BTH unfurnished duplex, no
pets, no smoking, $650 monthly. 781-
1528. 10:12tfc
ATTENTION! The Federal Fair
Housing Act Prohibits advertising any
preference or limitation based on
race, color, religion, sex, handicap,
familial status or national origin, or
the intention to make such a prefer-
ence or limitation. Familial status
includes children under 18 living with
parents or guardians and pregnant
women. tfc-dh



EAGLE WELL DRILLING 4" water
wells, complete systems. Lic.# 9372.
(863) 444-0181 (941) 302-2426.
1:4-2:1p
YARD WORK, cleaning beds, hedge
and tree trimming, raking, haul old
appliances. Jim's Lawn Service 863-
767-0439. 12:28-1:25nc


History: Dec. 28, 1945


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,
dragline, track hoe, land clearing,
shell, clay, top soil, loader, bulldozer,
dump trucks. 735-2415. 1:19tfc
AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP. Every
Wednesday night at 6:30 p.m. Located
at the SFCC Annex, Room #105, Hwy.
17 North, Wauchula. 735-2511. tfc-nc
IS ALCOHOL CAUSING a problem?
Call Alchoholics Anonymous in
Hardee County at 735-2511. Several
weekly meetings. dh
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NEED A WELL OR HAVE PUMP
TROUBLE? CALL
ULLRICH'S PITCHER PUMP
For complete well, sales, service and
installation, call (863) 773-6448.
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ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
dh
OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
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

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THIMBLE COLLECTION, tools, full
size iron bed, 60 inch TV, floor lamp,
Southwest decorations, angel and
chicken statues and lots more! 1953
Heard Bridge Rd., Friday & Saturday,
8-? 1:4p
MOVING SALE: Friday, Saturday, 9-5,
2953 Bluebird Lane, Lazy Acres
mobile home Park. Also 14'x52' trailer
for sale. (231) 343-0281. 1:4o


Editor's Note: Spessard Stone has
submitted this edited article from
The Florida Advocate of Friday,
Dec. 28, 1945.

Personals
"The Rev. and Mrs. J.N. Hendry
Sr. held a family reunion at their
home Christmas day. All the chil-
dren and grandchildren were pre-
sent for the first time in several
years.
"Those present were: Mr. and
Mrs. J.N. Hendry Jr., their two chil-
dren, Ross and Beth; Mr and Mrs.
Sidney Waters of Bowling Green
and daughter, Gayle; Mr. and Mrs.
Marion Carlton and their children,
Claire and Tommy; Mr. and Mrs.
Warren Hendry and son, Larry; and
the Rev. and Mrs. J.N. Hendry Sr.
"Mr and Mrs. Harry E. Metheny
entertained the following, guests at
dinner on Christmas day: Mr. and
Mrs. E.L. Metheny, Harley Me-
theny, Miss Faye Metheny and
Myrtle Pollard, all of Frostproof;
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Newsome and
children, Linda, Phyllis arid Carl Jr.
of Fort Meade;
"Mr. and Mrs. Ed Powell and
son, Edwin Earl, of Lake Wales;
Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Phelps and
granddaughter Sandra Gail of
Kansas City, Kans.; Mr. and Mrs.
R.E. Metheny and son Bobby (just
returned from the European theater



Yard Sales

SATURDAY: 9-?, 307 Riverside Drive,
Riverview. 1:4p
SATURDAY: 9 a.m. 1 p.m., 821 So.
10th Ave., Wauchula. Misc. & truck
rack. 1:4p
SATURDAY ONLY! 208 Park Drive,
Riverview. Lots of misc. 1:4p
BABY CLOTHES, baby toys, clothes,
tools, toys. 918 Old Bradenton Rd.,
8:00 till 2:00 Saturday. 1:4p
SATURDAY: 8-?, baby clothes, furni-
ture, toys, 3627 Hanusch Rd., BG.
1:4p
SATURDAY 3 FAMILY Corner of
REA Rd., Wauchula. 1:4c


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of war) of Wauchula; Mr. and Mrs.
J.M. Metheny, of Wauchula;
"Mr. and Mrs. H.F. Me.the.nv
Mis Mary Metheny, Harold
Metheny (recently returned from
service in Europe) of Wauchula;
Frank Lozier and Jeff Flake of
Wauchula.
"The Metheny family reunions
are enjoyable occasions: food,
friendship and fellowship are lav-
ishly dispensed and fortunate,
indeed, are those who attend.
"The Lakeland Ledger says a
number. of Florida cowboys are
included with others from
Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma,
Wyoming and Canada to appear at
the fourth annual Jaycee rodeo, to
be present in that city (Lakeland)
on Dec. 30-Jan. 1, and among them
will be King Kong Smith, of
Wauchula, former champion of the
Arcadia rodeo.
"Mr. and Mrs. John Terrell and
two sons of Lake Alfred, spent
Christmas with relatives in
Wauchula.
Servicemen
"Pearl Harbor T/5 Morris L.
Albritton, son of Mrs. Clara
Albritton of Fort Green, and Pfc.-
Wallace M. Smith of Limestone,
husband of Mrs. Lillian Smith, of
Limestone, are on their way home.
"Lt. Grady Burton Jr., who is
attending the U.S. Naval Academy
at Annapolis, Md., spent the
Christmas holidays here with his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. L. Grady Sr.
"Grady Jr. will graduate with the
next June class.
"On the USS Winooski Ens.
Dunning R. Terrell, USNR, of
Wauchula, serves on this naval aux-
iliary, which for the last several
months has been on her oddest
assignment, hunting down, finding
and supplying ships separated from
convoys during the typhoon sea-
son.
Greetings
"Happy New Year, Ralph Lott,
Agent."



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Developmentally Disabled adults and children. You Must
Have a High School Diploma or equivalent and at least 2;
years Related Work History. Full & Part time positions,
evenings, nights & weekend shifts available.
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Bayside home in Englewood! Call today for full details. $320,000!
Located on deep water canal. PRICE REDUCED! 12.95 acs. on
$1,075,000! Murphy Rd, west Hardee Co.
Completely remodeled, 3 BR, 1 Beautiful, high & dry, fenced with a
bath, frame home on North 9th Ave 2 inch well. Now $14,500/ac!
in Wauchula. $119,000! PRICE REDUCED! Lovingly
20 ac. Hamlin grove approx. 2.5 maintained 3 BR, 2 bath, CB home
miles east of Wauchula. Paved rd in Bowling Green. Large fenced
frontage. $320,000! back yard. Includes all new high-
Two 6+ ac. tracts, paved road, deed end appliances. $136,000!
restrictions, beautiful homesites. Attractive 4 BR, 2.5 bath home with
$20,000/ac! 3,152 SF on 1 ac. in Golfview.
Two wooded 1 ac. tracts in the Gas fireplace, central vacuum, dual
Inverness area. Two minutes from A/C units, in ground pool, utility
boat landing to the Withlacootchee. shed. $350,000!
One tract has well, septic & electric 4 BR, 2 bath Fleetwood 2000 MH
plus fill for your home. $50,000! has 2,016 SF of living area. Master
PRICE REDUCED! Don't miss this suite has a garden tub, shower, and
opportunity to have your own 5 huge walk in closet. Some appli-
acs. on beautiful Peace River. Very ances included. Located on 0.413
close to Wauchula. Now $100,000! acs in Bowling Green. $95,000!
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NEW YEAR, NEW HOME
Start the new year In this 4 bedroom, 2 bath home,
located within 1 mile of Wauchula city limits. Open floor
plan with cathedral ceilings, ceramic tile, sun porch,
fireplace, two car carport and workshop 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.
POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING. 3 bedroom, 1 bath CB
home with new tile, carpet and kitchen cabinets. This
home is in Excellent Condition! Price reduced to
$93,000.
NEW LISTING
3 BEDROOMS 1 BATH ON 2 LARGE SHADY LOTS ONLY
$65,000 WON'T LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE.
SECLUDED COUNTRY HOME
Immaculate3 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
3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME WITH ATTACHED 2 BED-
ROOM 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-
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Oaks. Owner motivated to sell! Reduced to $72,500.
INVEST IN 2007. 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.
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-bedrooml/ bath has central air
and heat. Only $58,000!
OWNER SAYS SELL! 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. Owner says make
an offer, call for an appointment today!
INVESTMENT PROPERTY Located in prime area of
Bowling Green. This 3 bedroom, 1 bath frame home on
shaded lot is only $59,000.
SECLUDED! Calm yourself in the peaceable setting of this
5.5-Acre wooded tract. High and dry with beautiful oaks.
Located 3 miles south of Zolfo Springs. MUST SELL
$62,500.
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Located on Hwy 17 North in Bowling Green Only $75,000.


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DOES GOD STILL LOVE ME?
Q: I was wondering if God could ever stop loving someone. I have
:messed up a lot in my life and I was wondering if God can forgive me?
,'Do you think we are doomed once we mess up? I really need peace in
,my heart that there is still a chance for me to make things right with
God.
Signed, Desperately seeking forgiveness
A: Yes! God can and will forgive anything we do. He is a Heavenly
Father that loves His children dearly. There is only one sin the Bible says
God won't forgive and that is blaspheming the Holy Ghost. Luke 12:10
(Amp) ... but he who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit (that is, whoev-
er intentionally comes short of the reverence due the Holy Spirit), it will not
be forgiven him (for him there is no forgiveness).
God's love is so much deeper than ours. Come with me now to a story
in the book of Joshua Chapter 2 and let me show you a woman whose past
is not held against her. I pray this story will minister to your hurting heart.
S Rahab was a harlot (a promiscuous woman; a prostitute) and no mat-
ter for what the reason I'm sure it's a lifestyle she'd love to change. Her
house was built into the town wall and I'm sure it was easy to find. Surely,
everyone knew who she was and what she did. How can she ever get out of
this lifestyle, clear her name and start a new beginning?
Well, one night she is visited by two men. I'm sure as they knocked on
her door she thought they were there for reason other than the truth. They
were Israelites sent to spy out the land. They only wanted to use her home
as a lodging place. She could respect that. Jericho had already heard the sto-
:ries of the children of Israel and how God has parted the Red Sea for them.
:She shares with the two men that the people feared them. She agreed to hide
the men from the king but only if they agreed to spare her life along with
her family's when they took the city. They agreed and she placed a scarlet
cord in the window as a.sign. Joshua 6:25 "So Joshua saved Rahab the har-
lot, with her father's household and all she had."
Because of Rahab's faithfulness to God and His people she was spared.
Not only was'she spared but her past was forgiven and she received a brand
new future and found her place in the Hall of Faith in Hebrew 11. Ruth 4:17
records that Rahab has a son named Boaz who marries Ruth and so Rahab
becomes the great-great-grandmother of King David (the ancestor of Jesus
Christ). What a beautiful story of forgiveness!
Rahab's life should teach us all that it's not too late to turn to Jesus. He
:can change your heart, lifestyle and your future. It doesn't matter what your
'sin is. Where sin abounds, grace much more abounds. Don't be in despair,
because God still loves you and waits patiently with open arms for you to
come to Him.
Signed Penny
For answers with a biblical perspective, send your questions to Signed
Penny, P.O. Box 2604, Wauchula, FL 33873, or e-mail penny5@earth-
link.net.
When a sea elephant gets angry, his nose fills with air, swells like a
- balloon and forms a snout up to 20 inches long.


BPOST11Y T AXV

JANUARY 2nd MARCH 1st

FILE NOW FOR THE FOLLOWING
TAX SAVING EXEMPTIONS


HOMESTEAD
VETERANS TAX DISCOUNT (NEW)
WIDOWER
DISABILITY
SENIOR EXEMPTION


Memory Lane


PHOTO SUBMITTED BY BY JIM TURNER
After moving from Fish Branch, the Efran Whidden family relocted to this home in the Sweetwater
area. It was one of the earliest homes in Hardee County to install carbide lighting. The photo was
taken around 1914.


SHARE YOUR OLD PHOTOS WITH US!


Take readers on a walk down Memory Lane by sharing your photos from Hardee County's past. Bring your submissions to the news-
paper office al 115 S. Seventh Ave. or mail to The Herald-Advocate, P.O. Box 338, Wauchula., FL 33873. Photos will be returned.


Hardee County Fair Association


I KindeaVten PeCess

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I Print or Type
Contestant Name:

SParent/Guardian Name:

Mailing Address:


Phone Number: Day: Evening:

Competition Age: Date of Birth:
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'Eligibility Rules;
1. Child must reside in Hardee County and be enrolled in Kindergarten.
STUDENTS CAN ONLY COMPETE IN THIS CONTEST ONE TIME.

2. Entry fee is $25.00, made payable to Hardee County Fair, will be collected at the
S first scheduled meeting.


3. Only "dressy" dresses are permitted. No pageant style dresses. No formal or
floor length dresses. Dresses are subject to approval and must be age
appropriate. Sequins are prohibited.

4. The Fair Association reserves the right to cancel this contest due to lack of
participation.

5. ENTRY DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2006.

MEETING: January 11, 2006 9
LACE: Wauchula Elementary School Cafeteria
TIME: 6:00 p.m.

*Please bring entry fee and form with you to the meeting. Contestants will be given
the rules for the contest. Contestants will have their pictures taken and participate
in the coloring contest at a later date that will be given during the meeting.

If you have any questions, please call Dora Rodriguez at (863) 773-3141
and leave a message

lKindergarten Princess Pageant will be held Sunday, February 18t
2 p.m. at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Cent1411
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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 prop-
erty on which you are claiming homestead exemption. Florida Driver's License, Florida Cat 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 1:4c
HARDEE COUNTY PROPERTY APPRAISER


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-Schedule Of Weekly Services-


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

Deadline: Thursday 5 p.m.

BOWLING GREEN

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

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

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

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

COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN
FELLOWSHIP
Main & W. Centra.
Sunday AM Worship...............10:30 a.m
Sunday Evening 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer Meeting..............7:00 p.m.

FAITH ASSEMBLY OF GOD
4937 Hwy. 17 N. 375-4206
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .....................1:00 a.m.
Disciples Train & Choirs ..........5:30 p.m.
Evening Worship 6:30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer ..................7:00 p.m.

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

FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
SGrape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunda\ School 0 -15 a.m.
.Morning Worship....................11:00 a.m.
Youth Fellowship....................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .....,................6:00 p.m.
'Wed. Bible Study......................7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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


BOWLING GREEN

PRIMERA MISSION BAUTISTA
Murray Road off Hwy. 17 375-2295
Domingos Escuela Dom...........9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Servicio de Predicacion ............5:00 p.m.
Miercoles Servico ....................6:30 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 South US Hwy 17
Morning Service...................... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning ......6:30 p.m.
VICTORY PRAISE CENTER
128 E. Main St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Service ..............7:00 p.m.
Mid-Week Bible Study, Thurs. 7:30 p.m.

ONA

LIMESTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
4868 Keystone Ave. Limestone Comm.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

NEW ELIM
INDEPENDENT BAPTIST
Badger Loop Lane 773-4475
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship Service ...................... 1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
202 Sidney Roberts Road
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..............11:00 a.m.
Disciples Training ....................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer...................6:00 p.m

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

UNION BAPTIST CHURCH
5076 Lily Church Rd. 494-5622
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday AWANA for Kids...6:30 p.m
Wednesday Prayer Time...........7:00 p.m

WAUCHULA

APOSTOLIC ASSEMBLY
Martin Luther King and Apostolic Rd.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
English Service ................. 11:30 a.m.
General Worship Service ..........1:30 p.m.
Tuesday Prayer 7:00 p.m
Wednesday Service....................7:00 p.m
CELEBRATION FELLOWSHIP
529 W. Main St. (Robarts Chpel)
.. 773-0427 .
Celebration Service ........... ...10:30 i:m.
Wednesday Evening Cell Groups
Adult Cell Group .....................7:00 p.m.
Youth Cell Group......................7:00 p.m.
Children's Cell Group ..............7:00 p.m.
Call for locations
CHARLIE CREEK
BAPTIST CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................7:00 p.m.
Wed. Evening Worship ............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
201 S. Florida Ave. & Orange St.
773-9678
Bible Study 10:00 a.m.
Worship Service .................... 11:00 a.m..
Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF CHRIST
Will.Duke Road
773-2249
Sunday Morning Worship ..... ..9:30 a.m.
Sunday Bible Class ................11:30 a.m.
Sunday Evening Worship:........6:00 p.m.
Wed. Night Bible Class ............7:00 p.m.
Men's Leadership & Training Class -
2nd Sunday of Month............4:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF GOD
Martin Luther King Blvd.
767-0199
CHURCH OF GOD
OF THE FIRST BORN
807 S. 8th Ave.
773-4576

CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST
OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS
630 Hanchey Rd. 773-3532
Sacrament Meeting ..................:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning... ................1...1:00 a.m.
Sunday Night ....6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night......................7:30 p.m.


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WAUCHULA


ENDTIME CROSSROAD MINISTRY
501 N. 9th & Georgia St. 773-3470
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 1:30 a.m.
Evening Service ...................... 7:30 p.m.
Wed. Bible St. & Yth. Gath. ....7:30 p.m.
Fri. Night (Holy Ghost Night)..7:30 p.m.

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH .
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship ...................... 11:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................6:15 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Fellowship ..6:50 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............7:00 p.m.
CHURCH OF NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St. 767-8909
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service.................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship ................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical ....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Studio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
Children's Programming
(0-12th grade) ................9:30-10:30 a.m.
Adult Bible Study ..........9:30-10:30 a.m.
Worship Service ...................... 10:45 a.m.
WEDNESDAY:
Dinner 5:30 p.m.
PreK/3-4 yr. olds Class
(Lil'K)/Sonshine Singers..6:30-8:00 p.m.
Jam Team 6:30-7:15 p.m.
K-5th Kids World Groups 7:15-8:00 p.m.
6-12th Grade (Oasis)........6:30-8:00 p.m.
Adult Bible Study..............6:30-8:00 p.m
FIRST CHURCH OF
THE NAZARENE
511 W. Palmetto St.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Service................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
FIRST MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1347 Martin Luther King Ave.
773-6556
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Service...................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Tues. Youth Ministry Meeting/
Bible Study 6:00 p.m.
Wed. Prayer/Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
FIRST UNITED
METHODIST CHURCH
207 N. Seventh Ave. 773-4267
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Traditional Sunday Worship....11:00 a.m.
Casual Sunday Worship............6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Bible Study ..............10:00 a.m.
Wednesday Activities................6:00 p.m.

FLORIDA'S FIRST ASSEMBLY
OF GOD CHURCH
1397 South Florida Avenue 773-9386.
Sunday School 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning Worship ......10:45 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Tuesday Youth Service ............7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Family Ministries...7:00 p.m.
THE GOSPEL TABERNACLE
Pentecostal
810 W. Tennessee St. 773-3753
Morning Service...................... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service............:......7:00 p.m.
HEARTLAND
COMMUNITY CHURCH
1262 W. Main St. 767-6500
Coffee & Donuts ......................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship ..10:30 a.m.
Wed. Night Dinner....................6:00 p.m.
Wed. Bodybuilders Adult Cl.
Crossroads & Lighthouse Min. 7:00 p.m.

IGLESIA DE DIOS
PENTECOSTAL, M.I.
903 E. Summit St. (863) 452-6693
Pastor: Reinaldo Ortiz
Martes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Viernes 7:30 9:00 p.m.
Domingo..............11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
IGLESIA ADVENTISTA DEL
SEPTIMO DIA
Old Bradenton Road
767-1010
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ENGLISH
155 Altman Road 1131
Sunday Morning...................... 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Thursday Evening ....................7:30 p.m.
JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES SPANISH
Sunday Evening 4:00 p.m.
Monday Evening ......................7:30 p.m.
Wednesday Evening...............7:30 p.m.
LIGHT OF THE WORLD MINISTRIES
Every Friday evening at 6:00 p.m.
Womans Center 131 N. 7th Ave.
Wauchula, FL


WAUCHULA

LAKE DALE BAPTIST CHURCH
3102 Heard Bridge Road 773-6622
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service......................1:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW BEGINNING CHURCH
Corner of 7th Ave. & Palmetto St.
735-0555
NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH
1999 State Road 64 East
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Service.................... 1:00 a.m.
Church Training 5:15 p.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.
NEW MT. ZION A.M.E. CHURCH
10 Martin Luther King Ave. 767-0023
Morn. Worship (1st & 3r Sun.) 8:00 a.m.
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .................... 11:00 a.m.
2nd Sunday Youth Service........4:00 p.m.
Allen Christian Endeavor ........4:00 p.m.
Wed. & Fri. Bible Study ..........7:00 p.m.
NORTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
912 N. 8th Ave. 773-6947
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...... ...........1.1:00 a.m.
Discipleship Training................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .....................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper.....................5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ...................6:45 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ...................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Bible Study............6:30 p.m.
PEACE VALLEY LUTHERAN
CHURCH
1643 Stenstrom Road 773-2858
1" & 3" Sun. Communion ......10:00 a.m.
2" & 4' Sun. Divine Worship 10:00 a.m.
Bible Study 11:15 a.m.
** Fellowship each Sunday after service

PROGRESSIVE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
149 Manley Road East Main 773-5814
Sunday School 9:30 a.m.
Worship Service .................... 11:00 a.m.
Wed. Evening Prayer ................7:00 p.m.
REAL LIFE CHURCH
3365 North US Hwy 17
Morning Service...................... 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday Study/Learning......6:30 p.m.
RIVERVIEW HEIGHTS MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
1321 S.R. 636 East 773-3344
Radio Program WZZS Sundays9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship .................... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

SOUL HARVEST MINISTRY
1337 Hy. 17 South, Wauchula
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ..................11:00 a.m.
Evening Service 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service ...............7:00 p.m.
ST. ANN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
204 N. 9th Ave. 773-6418
Sunday 9:00 a.m.
Holy Days

ST. MICHAEL'S
CATHOLIC CHURCH
408 Heard Bridge Road 773-4089
Saturday Mass (English) ..........5:00 p.m.
(Spanish) ...........7:30 p.m.
Sunday (Spanish) ................... 7:00 a.m.
(English) 8:30 a.m.
(Spanish) ...................11:00 a.m.
(Creole) 1:00 p.m.
Daily Mass in English .............8:30 a.m.

SEVENTH DAY
ADVENTIST CHURCH
205 S. 11th Ave. 773-9927
Sabbath School 9:30 a.m.
Morning Worship ................11:00 a.m.
Tues. Prayer Meeting................7:00 p.m.
SOUTHSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH
505 S. 10th Ave. 773-4368
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................7:00 p.m.

SPIRIT WIND TABERNACLE
1652 Old Bradenton Road
773-2946
Sunday Morning Worship .... 10:30 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ........7:30 p.m.
Friday Worship. ... . .. 7:30 p.m.
TABERNACLE OF PRAISE & JOY
116 Orange St.
Sunday School .......... 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....... ... 1:30 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.


WAUCHULA

WAUCHULA HILLS HARVEST
TEMPLE ASSEMBLY OF GOD
210 Anderson
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Church .................. 10:00 a.m.
Youth Service .............. 6:00 p.m.
Evening Service ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service.......... 7:30 p.m.
WAUCHULA HILLS
SPANISH CHURCH OF GOD
1000 Stansfield Rd.
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:30 p.m..
Tuesday Prayer............. 7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship .......... 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship............ 7:30 p.m.

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

WAUCHULA WORSHIP CENTER
102 N. 6th Ave. (Earnest Plaza)
773-2929
Sunday Service ............ 11:00 a.m.
Evening Service............. 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Service. ......... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Youth Service .... 7:00 p.m.

ZOLFO SPRINGS

CHARLIE CREEK BAPTIST
CHURCH
6885 State Road 64 East 773-3447
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Worship ......... 7:00 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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


ZOLFO SPRINGS

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOif
FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ........:.. .10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.mA
Tuesday Worship ........... 7:30 p.m6
Thursday Worship ........... 7:30 p.m,
Saturday Worship........ :..7:30 p.m,,
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
.Pioneer Park
2nd Sunday .............. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service ............ 6:30 p.m
5th Sunday ................ 6:00 p.m.,

REALITY RANCH COWBOY
CHURCH
2-1/2 Miles east of
Zolfo Springs on Hwy. 66
863-735-8600
Sunday School. ............. 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Last Friday of Each Month Cowboy
Fellowship ......... ...... 7-9 p.mn,

ST. PAUL'S MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
3676 U.S. Hwy. 17 South 735-0636 "
Sunday School ............. 9:30 a.m'
Morning Worship. ............. 11 a.m.
Wed. Prayer Service......... 7:00 p.mb,

SAN ALFONSO MISSION
3027 Schoolhouse Lane 773-5889
Domingo, Misa en Espanol. .. 10:30 a.rm
Confesiones ......... ..... 10:00 a.m-
Doctrina ................. 11:30 a.mr.

SPANISH MISSION
735-8025
Escuela Dominica ......... 10:00 a.mir
Servicio ................. 11:00 a.m,;
Pioneer Club............... 6:30 p.m.:
Servicio de la Noche ....... 7:00 p.m.,
Mierecoles Merienda ........ 6:00 p.m.
Servicio .................. 8:00 p.m..
Sabado Liga de Jovenes ...... 5:00 p.mr'

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF ZOLFO
320 E. 4th St. 735-1200
Sunday School ............ 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship .......... 11:00 a.m.
Training Union............. 5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ........... 6:00 p.mi
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m,


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leopard skin that had been made
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thought on the price. "O cat," be
said, "you were better off before

you were worth so much." .
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that too.
Just because people are better
off doesn't mean they're better. A
Christian in a Cadillac is no more
precious in the sight of God thanra
believer on a bicycle.
What's life's poorest invest-
ment? Exchanging your soul for
silver.
Our Lord said, "What will it profit
a man, if he shall gain the whell
world, and lose his own soul?"


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January 4, 2007, The Herald-Advocate' 3C


This week in history, as
researched from the archival
pages of The Florida Advocate,
the Hardee County Herald and
The Herald-Advocate of...
75 YEARS AGO
Christmas Was Day Of Peace
And Quiet: Hardee Countians cele-
brated Christmas last Friday in a
sane, orderly manner. There was no
rowdyism and everything was
peaceful and quiet as the holiday
season passed into history.
Only one man was committed to
the local jail for drunkenness. The
weather was ideal with a low of 67
and a high reading of 80 degrees.
The day was fine for camping and
picnicking and hundreds spent the
day in nearby woods.
Work On New Highway Pro-
gressing Nicely: Work on the new
state highway which will extend
seven miles east from Wauchula
until it connects with the old Avon
Park road got under way within the
last few days and is progressing
nicely.
.The 40 state convicts who are
doing the work made their first


entry into Peace River swamp
recently and face several weeks of
intensive work in there before the
grade is ready.
Three Jail Breakers Are Still At
Liberty: Three men who last Friday
night shortly after 8 p.m. locked
Turnkey Amos Strunk in a cell and
escaped from the Hardee County
jail were still at large late yesterday
as officers continued their search.
The three men, Charles Mobley
and Chester Gill of Tampa, and C.
Douglas, of Wauchula, are believed
to have plotted their escape for
nearly a week before they had an
opportunity to carry out their plans.
50 YEARS AGO
Operation Carwash Aids Class-
mate: Pictured on the Jan. 4, 1957
issue of The Herald-Advocate are
members of the Hardee High
School sophomore class hard at
work washing cars to raise funds for
a classmate, Loretta Wingate, who
underwent an operation to remove
one of her legs.
The hard working sophomores
raised over $250 for the cause, and
the school was very pleased with


the results.
Funeral Services For Jack
Larimer: John Crawford Larimer,
80, died at his residence in
Wauchula Hills Sunday afternoon.
Funeral services were held in the
chapel of Coker's Funeral Home
on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., with
the Rev. George Harper officiating.
A veteran of the Spanish
American War, he came to Florida
in 1913 and operated the EEEE
Fishing Camp on the Kissimmee
River until his retirement in 1944.
He moved to Wauchula Hills where
he lived until his death.

Miss Maria Greco Wed To Jim
Smith: The wedding of Miss Maria
Greco to Mr. James Robert Smith
was solemnized at the First Baptist
Church of Wauchula on Sunday,
Dec. 23, at 2:30 p.m.
The double ring ceremony was
performed by the Rev. Otis W. Gar-
land. Palms and baskets of white
gladioli and chrysanthemums
formed the background with cande-


I Way Back When I


labras holding cathedral tapers
lighting the ceremony at the beauti-
ful service.
25 YEARS AGO
Mowatt Starts At Tight End In
'82: Zeke Mowatt will be a senior at
Florida State University when
school convenes this fall. He has
played football for the past three
seasons. Currently he i 'home for
three days visiting his pCatnts.
Coordinator George Henshaw of
FSU said,"With Sam Childers grad-
uating in the spring one thing seems
for certain: Zeke Mowatt will be
'the' tight end at Florida State in
1982."

Host Families Sought For Ex-
change Students: Host Families are
being sought for 25 high school stu-
dents from Sweden, Norway, Fin-
land, Germany, Spain and the
Philippines for the school year
1982-183, in a program sponsored
by the American Intercultural
Student Exchange.
The students, age 15 through 17,
will arrive in the United States in
August 1982, attend the local high
school, and return to their home
country in late June 1983. The stu-
'dents, all fluent in English, have


been screened by their school repre-
sentatives in their home countries
and have spending money and med-
ical insurance.
Johnsons Celebrate 60th Anni-
versary: Mr. and Mrs. Raymond
Johnson Sr. celebrated their 60th
wedding anniversary Sunday, Dec.
22, with a reception given by their
children, Mr. and Mrs. D.C.
Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. R.A.
Conley.
The double-heart cake was deco-
rated with pink sweetheart roses.
Granddaughters, Teresa Steghal and
Thelma Chambers, served the cake
and punch.
10 YEARS AGO
County Loses Native Son: Curtis
Ezelle, 75, passed away Monday
morning about 6:30 at Highlands
Regional Hospital in Sebring. "It
was a sweet irony that he was born
the same year, 1921, that Hardee
County was born. He loved Hardee
County so much," said his son,
Marcus Ezelle.
"One of the last things he talked
about early this morning was his
service in Bastogne, Belgium in
World War II. He was so cold, he
said if he ever made it back .to


In Business
By Brett Jarnagin



CAPTURE YOUR SOUND Local musicians will be excited to
hear of a new recording studio opening in Bowling Green.
Jimmy Miller, youth pastor at Faith Assembly of God in Bowling
Green, began his dream job as a music engineer four months ago when he
opened Music Works Recording Studio. After 30 years in the music busi-
ness, Miller is excited to bring his services to Hardee County.
"I started out with playing music when I was ten, and just progressed
from there. My entire family is involved in music," said Miller, who spe-
cializes in rock, blues, gospel and bluegrass. He personally plays bass, gui-
tar and drums.
"My main goal here is to make bands sound like who they are. I want
to make it sound like you, not anyone else," he said.
All sessions are made by appointment, and recordings can be done
anywhere as Miller has portable equipment. Miller says he has the ability
to make anywhere sound acoustically friendly.
For an entire, well rehearsed 10-track project, recording and mastering
:can be done in a little over a week. Mastering work on songs takes around
an hour per track, but can be made longer depending on how tweaked artists
'want their songs to be.
"When I record, I want to give an artist's music a live feel, to really
capture their sound," Miller said.
For more information, or to make an appointment, call Jimmy Miller
at 781-2494, .
BUSINESS UPDATE The Betsy Ross Diner is now up and run-'
.ning.
As of 9 a.m. Friday, the restaurant opened its doors for the first time.
Renovations to the Zolfo Springs building that once housed Rooster's
Restaurant have been going on since late September, and have resulted in
Ian entirely new kitchen, slight remodeling and a new paint job.
Kay Besiris, Nektario Besiris and George Filax own the family operat-
ed eatery, and have been eagerly waiting the grand opening.
The restaurant offers a variety of daily specials from lasagna to
goulash, with specialties such as St. Louis style barbeque ribs and quail.
Four different kinds of steaks are offered. Fried chicken is also on the
Imenu, coming in variety buckets.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served, with separate menus for each.
: Kay Besiris said, "We are going to be having take out, so you can pick
~up your food and enjoy it at home."
The Betsy Ross Diner, located on SR 66, is open from 6 a.m. 9 p.m.,
Monday through Saturday, and from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sundays.
SFor more information or to order, phone'735-0519.
New business or management? Remodeling or relocating? Call Brett
J.rnagin at 773-3255 with your business news.



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PUBLIC NOTICE FOR

i INVITATION TO BID
SThe Town of Zolfo Springs will accept sealed bids for a light,duty
Spick up truck for the water/wastewater department. Specifications
,may be obtained by contacting the Town Clerks office at (863)
S735-0405 or via e-mail @ twnzolfo@strato.net.
Sides are to be submitted to the office of the Town Clerk, 3210 Hwy
17 South, PO Box 162, Zolfo Springs, Florida 33890. The outer
envelope must be clearly marked "BID-TRUCK". Bids will be
accepted until 4:00 P.M., Friday, January 19th, 2007 and will be
opened and read aloud at the Regular Town Commission Meeting
on Monday January 22nd, 2007 at 7:00 P.M. The Town of Zolfo
Springs, reserves the right to accept or reject any or all bids and
is not bound to the lowest bidder.
Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this
meeting with respect to any matter considered therein, will need a
verbatimm record of the meeting for that appeal, and it is solely the
responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based, per Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town
:does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person with a disability
requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should contact, the Town Clerk's Office with their request
at Telephone (863) 735-0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.
George Neel
Mayor
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Town Clerk
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Hardee County he would never
leave again, and he hasn't," said his
son Monday.
HHS Holiday Toy Drive Helps
Local Youngsters: The holiday sea-
son was brighter for dozens of dis-
advantaged local children thanks to
a special effort, by a group of con-
cerned Hardee High School stu-
dents.
Over 250 toys were collected for
the children in the Bowling Green
and Zolfo Springs Early Childhood
programs and Wauchula's East
Coast Migrant Head Start program.
Students said the toy drive helped
add special meaning to Christmas
this year.
World War II Veterans Speak At
HHS Class: On Dec. 17 six Hardee
County veterans of World War II
spoke to a Hardee High school con-
temporary history class taught by
Ralph Starratt.
The speakers were Merle
Albritton, Bert Milligan, John
Stannage, Sam Wilson, Frank
Mancini and Bob Gibson. Some
veterans brought war memorabilia.
The students this year have been
painting world maps of the war on
classroom walls.


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WES All-Star Runners


Looking a little tired after their afternoon run are the fourth grade boys: (front row from left)
Wanya Washington; Ceasar Ramirez, second place; Roby Paris, first place; Cody Spencer, third
place; and Jordan Jones; (back from left) Austin Judah; Jose Paniagua; Hector Sanchez; Dylan
Salas; Timothy Perkins and Fransisco Salgado.


Smiling for the camera are these first grade runners. The girls are (front row from left) Ellie
Palmer, third place; Faith Arreola, first place; and Ayana Daniels, second place; (back from left)
Alexy Brant; Brook Shaw; Gracie Albritton; Hope Elliot andcyMallory Gough.


Finishing the Bobcat Mile were the third grade girls. The winners showing off their trophies are:
(front row from left) Mara Goodwyn, first place; Shelby Brown, second place; and Beatriz
Macedo, third place; (back from left) Rebecca Espinoza; Alley Dotson; Morgan Walters; Hannah
Carlton; Kaydance Owens; Cheyenne Pohl; Jemela Mancillas and Jordan Evers.


These boys are the proud runners from fifth grade, (front row from left) Luke Winter; Alex
Rodriguez; Dustin Goodwyn; Reed Woods and Germain Figueroa; (back from left) Refugio
Moreno; Zack Battles, third place; Tyler Helms, second place; Brandon Beatty, first place;
Bernardo Hernmadez and Luke Palmer.


Showing the younger girls how to run like a champion are the fifth grade girls, (front row from
left) Caroline Durrance and Savannah Miller; (back from left) Susana Oceguera, first place; Kaitlif
Thomas, third place; and Karlee Henderson, second place.


Shown at the track in Wildcat Stadium are the boys that ran for third grade. They are: (front row:
from left) Johnny Luna; Diote Faulk; Marco Deleon, first place; Seth McGee, second place; Jacob:
Castillo, third place; and Connor Crawford; (back from left) Cody Richardson; Ricardo:
DeSantiago; Erick Montoya; William McClelland; Austin Beck; Austin Garcia and Jose Martinez.
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The Bobkitten runners representing the kindergarten boys display their ribbons and medals
proudly. The runners are: (front row from left) Trey Stephens; Bo Villerreal, second place; Andy,
Garza, third place; Cody Helms, first place; and Jhakiri Cheatham; (back from left) Tomas:
Cardoza; Riley Boyette; Dawson Cantu; Joseph Long; Russell Long; Tyson Sutton and Ben:
Clarke.


These exemplary runners are the boys from first grade, they are: (front row from left) Adrian:
Deleon; Tanner Carlton, second place; Ricky King-Lopez, first place; Bladimir Perez, third place,
and Dawson Ratliff; (back row from left) Christian Wabanimkee; Miguel Perez; Tylor Alvarado,
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.^ These fourth grade girls were the stars for their grade, (front row from left) Anahi Arroyo; Tamara
These first grade boys don't even seem tired after their run. The runners are: (front row from left) St. Fort, first place; Elizabeth Alvarez, second place; Destiny Thompson, third place; and Diana
Jaquaries Kimbrough; Isaac Flores, second place; Jonathan Martinez, third place; Hayden DeSantiago; (back from left) Brinkley Yeomans; Makayla Deuberry; Alex Ulrich; Guadalupe
Lindsey, first place; Juan Manuel Paniagua and Boone Paris; (back from left) Landon Albritton; Rosales; Kirsten Ramirez; Caitlyn DuFresne; Alysa Salazar and Valentma Cardoza.
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Dominque McLeod, first place; Abby Clark, third place; Valeria Rodriguez, second place; Soraya Wauchula Elementary School was host to the Bobcat Mile (grades 3-5) and the Bobkitten Run
Castillo; Aracely Lopez and Alicia Villegas; (back from left) Amber Kilgore; Briana Hanchey; (grades K-2) for fitness. These happy kindergarten girls were winners, as they all finished the
Kendall inter; Holly Brown; Areah Wilkins; Selena Miranda and Jenner are: (front row from let) St Fort, first place; Elizabeth Av arez, second placerson; Rahe l St. Forthompson, second place; and Diana
aquaries Kimbrough; Isaac Torrores, second place; Jonathan Martine, t third place; Hayden DeSantiago; (back from left) Brinkley Yeomans; Makayla Deuberry; Alex Urich; Guadalupe
ndsey first place; Juan Manuel Paniagua and Boone Paris; (back from left) Landon Albritton; R les; Kirsten Ramirez aitlyn DuFresne; Alysa Salazar and Valentin McLeod.oza.
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Courthouse Report(


COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
Benjamin Joshua Herrera, 20,
Wauchula, and Kayla M. Maxwell,
16, Zolfo Springs.
Noe Javier Ramos-Santos, 27,
Bowling Green, and Mirasol Pala-
cios-Cruz, 22, Wauchula.
Joseph Trennon Adams, 21,
Wauchula, and Lonie O. Larimer,
20, Wauchula.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Palisades Collection LLC vs.
Allene A. Ornelas, dismissed.
Long's Air Conditioning Inc. vs.
James Johnston and Sue Johnston,
judgment.
Wauchula State Bank vs. Yolanda
Luna, default judgment.
Charlotte Mills vs. Dawn Vickers,
default judgment.
CACV of Colorado LLC vs.
Andrew D. Smith, judgment.
Capital One Bank vs. Yvonne W.
Pratt, voluntary dismissal.
Providian National Bank vs.
Beverly M. McIntyre, voluntary
dismissal.

There was no county misde-
meanor or criminal traffic court
due to the holidays.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Rose I. Ogle and Thomas Henry
Ogle, divorce.
Jose Luis Montoya and Stephanie
Anne Montoya, divorce.
Steve A. Rogers and Cynthia W.
Rogers, divorce.
Epifania Martinez Lee vs. Maria
Elizabeth Castillo, petition for
injunction for protection.
Stephanie N. Scott and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.


Raymond S. Young, petition for ad-
ministrative child support order.
Salvador Moreno Estrada vs.
Javier Valdez, petition for injunc-
tion for protection.

The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Allen W. Waldron and Jenna K.
Waldron, divorce.
Tiffany D. Collier and DOR vs.
Christopher Hearns, child support
order.
Amanda Lynn Terrell and DOR
vs. Michael Cruz, child support
order modified.
Ashley Slaughter and DOR vs.
Andrew Lamer, child support
order.
Cynthia Scullen and DOR vs.
Kevin Manning, child support
order.
Adan Hernandez Molina and
Sandy Rincon Hernandez, divorce.
Freda Kersey vs. Arlie Kersey,
voluntary dismissal of injunction
for protection.
GMAC LLC vs. Irven Milton
Locklar Jr., default judgment.
Patricia S. Carlton vs. Progres-
sive Express Insurance Co., dis-
missed.
Raymond Jack Colson and
Angela Michelle Colson, divorce.
Albert Ruhl Miller and Diane A.
Miller, divorce.
Krysia J. Staton Schofield vs.
Billy Joe Staton, case transferred to
Polk County.
Letiticia Aguirre vs. Jose
Castaneda, dismissal of injunction
for protection.
Rhonda Jo Smith vs. Andre
Baker, injunction for protection.
Tommy Parker vs. Charles
Derringer III, voluntary dismissal
of injunction for protection.
Louissa Froehlick vs. Daniel
Richardson, voluntary dismissal of
injunction for protection.
Maria Vallejo Henson o/b/o


Notice is hereby given that the Town Commission of Zolfo Springs,
Florida will hold a Public Hearing on January 22nd 2007, or as
soon thereafter as the proposed Ordinance can be heard.
Following the Public Hearing, the Commission will consider, short-
ly thereafter, the second and final reading of Proposed Ordinance
No. 2006-20 described below only by Title. It can be read in its
entirety in the office of the Town Clerk, City Hall, Zolfo Springs
Florida.
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-20

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF, ZOLFO
SPRINGS, FLORIDA, PROVIDING FOR PROHIBIT-
ING INDEMNIFICATION OF THIRD PARTIES.AND
SIMILAR ARRANGEMENTS; PROVIDING FOR
SEVERABILITY; AND PROVIDING FOR AN
EFFECTIVE DATE.

Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this
meeting with respect to any matter considered therein, will need a
verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal, and it is solely the
responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based, per Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town
does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person with a disability
requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request
at Telephone (863) 735-0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.

George Neel
Mayor
Attest: Shannon C. Masten 1:4,11c
Town Clerk


Notice is hereby given That the Town Commission of Zolfo
Springs, Florida will hold a Public Hearing on January 22nd 2007,
or as soon thereafter as the proposed Ordinance can be heard.
Following the Public Hearing, the Commission will consider, short-
ly thereafter, the second and final reading of Proposed Ordinance
No. 2006-19 described below only by Title. It can be read in its
entirety in the office of the Town Clerk, City Hall, Zolfo Springs
Florida.
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-19

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN COMMISSION
OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO SPRINGS, FLORIDA,
TO APPROVE, ADOPT AND ENACT AN ORDI-
NANCE CODIFICATION AND REVISION OF THE
ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF ZOLFO
SPRINGS COUNTY OF HARDEE, STATE OF
FLORIDA; PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINUATION
OF PREVIOUS PROVISIONS; REPEALING AND
SAVING FROM REPEAL CERTAIN ORDINANCES
NOT INCLUDED THEREIN; ADOPTING CERTAIN
CHANGES MADE TO PREVIOUSLY ADOPTED
ORDINANCES; AND PROVIDING FOR THE PROP-
ER MAINTENANCE OF THE CODE; AND TO PRO-
VIDE PENALTIES FOR TAMPERING WITH THE
CODE

Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this
meeting with respect to any matter considered therein, will need a
verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal, and it is solely the
responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based, per Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town
does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person with a disability
requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request
at Telephone (863) 735-0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.

George Neel
Mayor
Attest: Shannon C. Masten 1
Town Clerk


minor child vs. Emiliano Galarza,
injunction for protection.
Victoria Herrera vs. Mark
Hodges, dismissal of injunction for
protection.
There was no felony criminal
court last week because of the
holidays.
The following real estate trans-
actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Terraventures LLC to James R.
and Pamela E. Hayes, $805,800.
Jones Cattle & Citrus LLC to
Joseph M. Gilliard, $255,000.
Harry L. III and Bette L. Orwig
to Annie Dora Thompson as
trustee, $180,000.
FL Land Partners LLC to Merary
Ucles, $148,500.
David and Josephine Garza to
Redlands Christian Migrant
Association, $90,000.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to
Celerino Tapia, $49,000.
Robert C. Crews to C. Elton
Crews Family Limited Partnership,
$1,416,875.
Mitchell Ranch Partnership LTD
to J.R. Paul Jr. Family Limited
Partnership, $2,227,810.
Aimara Rodriguez to Raul
Valdes, $198,500.
Rafter D. Ranch Inc. to
Nickerson Brothers LLC,
$2,281,500.
FL Land Partners to Edward and
Mireya Gutierrez, $239,400.
William H. and Christine Shiver
to Bryant and Robin Richardson,
$28,000.
Hermie L. Parker to Andres G.
Hernandez, $25,000.
Rosa Lopez and Josephine Salas
to Josephine Salas, $14,500.
Byant and Robin Richardson to
Emilio and Ana Maria Juarez,
$35,000.
Phyllis L. Smoak and John F.
Smoak Jr. as trustees to Arthur S.
Womack as trustee, $179,190.
Richard M. Goranson to Roy A.
Brown and Angelo S. Gasparri,
$19,500.
Ernestine B. Butts and Ida Mary
Spears to Habitat of Humanity of
Hardee County, $131,611.
Shirley A. Johnson and Marilyn
G. Lafon as trustees to Arthur S.
Womack as trustee, $645,810.
Shirley A. Johnson as trustee to
Marilyn G. Lafon as trustee and
Phyliss L. Smoak and John F.
Smoak Jr. as trustees, $135,744.
Alton Wayne Sr. and Martha H.
Rowan to FLM Inc., $217,500.

In the U.S., a bale of cotton
officially weighs 500 pounds.


COURTESY PHOTO
Cindy and Bill Johnson hosted our Christmas dinner.

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Welcome back to everyone who
went home for the holidays. Wel-
come back to those who are just
coming now for the winter. The
park has a lot of empty trailers and
sites and it will be nice to see them
all filled again. Our activities have
been way down and we need every-
one to get out and participate, espe-
cially at dances as attendance has
been really down. We need partici-
pation at all activities if we are to
continue to have these activities.

KOFFEE KLATCH
The hosts on Dec. 27 were Cal
and Betty Gadsby, Stella Niebauer
and Dick Barker. Loyd Lankford
led the U.S. Pledge, Sylvia Baker
led the Canadian Pledge and Nancy
Morrison led the prayer. The 50/50
winners were Neil and Gwen
Taylor, Judy and Jerry McBride and
Alta and Jerry Lauer.

BINGO
Ron Ackermann won the paper
special on Dec. 22. There is still a
hot ball jackpot to be won.

CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES
There were 23 golf carts in the
parade Christmas Eve. Our Christ-
mas float brought up the rear with a
hastily gathered group of carolers.
The Crystal Lake Band was to play
on the float but due to inclement
weather did not want to take a
chance and get their instruments
wet. After the parade, everyone
gathered at the Rec Hall to sing car-
ols.
The winning tickets for the raffle


were drawn and the winners got to
chose which of the six items they
would like. The winners were
Rosalie Folnsbee, Pat Kimball,
Sherri Givens, Rosalie Folnsbee
again, Penny Kendorski and Flo


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Smith. The awards were given to
those who won first- and second-
place for the best decorated homes
in each of the four sections of the
park. After the awards, everyone
enjoyed the large variety of finger
foods that everyone brought.
Cindy and Bill Johnson were the
hosts for Christmas dinner and they
did an excellent job. There were
approximately 180 residents and-
guests in attendance for dinner.
Hopefully, we did not discourage
Cindy and Bill R. Johnson and
Shirley #2 and Bill T. Johnson so
that they will return as hosts for our
Thanksgiving and Christmas din-
ners next year. Both couples should
be congratulated for the great jobs
they both did to make these dinners
a great success.

SCORES
Ladies Golf Dec. 22: low putts
- first Barb Newman, second
Betty Jacobs.
There were no other scores avail-
able. Shuffling resumes Jan. 2.
Don't forget to wear red on
Friday to support our troops.

The hardest thing is to take less
when you can get more.
-Kin Hubbard


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COMMUNITY COLLEGE


Notice is hereby given that the Town Commission of Zolfo Springs,
Florida will hold a Public Hearing on January 22nd 2007, or as
soon thereafter as the proposed Ordinance can be heard.
Following the Public Hearing, the Commission will consider, short-
ly thereafter, the second and final reading of Proposed Ordinance
No. 2006-18 described below only by Title. It can be read in its
entirety in the office of the Town Clerk, City Hall, Zolfo Springs
Florida.
ORDINANCE NO. 2006-18

AN ORDINANCE RELATING TO AD VALOREM
TAXATION; PROVIDING FOR AN ADDITION-
AL HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION FOR CERTAIN
QUALIFYING SENIOR CITIZENS TO BE APPLIED
TO MILLAGE RATES LEVIED BY THE TOWN;
PROVIDING REQUIREMENT OF ANNUAL APPLI-
CATION AND SUBMISSION OF SUPPORTING
DOCUMENTATION; PROVIDING FOR WAIVER OF
EXEMPTION; PROVIDING FOR AN ANNUAL
INCREASE IN THE INCOME LIMITATION; PRO-
VIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE, AND INCLUSION
IN THE CODE.

Any person who may wish to appeal any decision made at this
meeting with respect to any matter considered therein, will need a
verbatim record of the meeting for that appeal, and it is solely the
responsibility of that person to ensure that such verbatim record is
made and includes testimony and evidence upon which the
appeal is to be based, per Florida Statute 286.0105. The Town
does not furnish verbatim transcripts. Any person with a disability
requiring reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this
meeting should contact the Town Clerk's Office with their request,
Telephone (863) 735-0405, Fax (863) 735-1684.

George Neel
Mayor
Attest: Shannon C. Masten
Town Clerk 1:4,11
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During the past week, sheriff's deputies and city police officers
investigated the following incidents and made the following arrests:

COUNTY
Jan. 1, a robbery on U.S. 17, criminal mischief on SR 64 east and a
burglary on Maxwell Road were reported.

Dec. 31, Roberto Sierra, 35, of Arcadia, was arrested by Sgt. James
.Adler and charged with disorderly conduct and battery on a law enforce-
.ment officer.
Dec. 31, Daniel Shane Keene, 34, of 1436 Lisa Drive, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Shane Ward and charged with burglary of an unoccupied
structure, grand theft and trespass.

Dec. 30, Sarah Isabel Morales, 23, of 1213 Odessa Ave., Avon Park,
was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with domestic battery and
trespass.
Dec. 30, Rushin Dealasalaam Ellison, 28, of 667 Sally Place,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and charged with domestic
-battery.
Dec. 30, Jerry Mathis Jr., 27, of 325 Eighth Ave. West, Palmetto, was
arrested by Dep. Robert Duncan on a Manatee County warrant alleging vio-
lation of a domestic violence injunction for protection.
Dec. 30, a fight on SR 64 East, thefts on Smith Road and on Shontag
Road and a vehicle stolen on Baker Street were reported.

Dec. 29, Nicholas James Alvarado, 18, of 780 Martin Luther King Jr.
Ave., Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble and charged with battery.
Dec. 29, Reginald Eugene Sutton, 41, of 2010 Rudder Drive, Valrico,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on warrants charging him with violation
of probation (original charges two counts grand theft and two counts utter-
ing a forged instrument).
Dec. 29, Jerry Jerome Browdy, 31, of 360 Cracker Lane, Wauchula,
was arrested by Dep. David Drake on a capias alleging non-support. At the
jail, he was detained on a DeSoto County warrant charging him with non-
support.
Dec. 29, Gilbert Luna, 36, of 4632 Pine Ave., Bowling Green, was
arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a warrant charging him with non-support.
Dec. 29, Jose Hector Sierra, 27, of Apopka, and Rigoberto Francisco
-Ramirez, 24, of 4636 Kelmar Drive, West Palm Beach were arrested by the
-countywide Drug Task Force and each charged with trafficking in metham-
:phetamine. Sierra was also charged with giving a false name to a law
:enforcement officer. Ramirez was also charged with possession of metham-
;phetamine within 1,000 feet of a school or nursery with intent to sell and
:possession of drug paraphernalia.
Dec. 29, a fight on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and a theft on
:Hanchey Road were reported.

Dec. 28, a residential burglary on Ballard Road, a fight on Chester
SAvenue and a theft on Old Bradenton Road were reported.

uec. 27, Daniel Balderas, 34, of 565 Cypress St., Wauchula, was
:arrested by Dep. Ryan Waters on a warrant charging him with violation of
probation (original charge possession of drug paraphernalia).
Dec. 27, Shannon Marie Castleberry, 36, of 2736 Barbara Green Road,
'Jacksonville, was arrested by Dep. Joe Marble on a capias charging her
:with failure to appear in court on a charge of grand theft.
Dec. 27, a business burglary on CR 663, a theft on Rhynn Road, a vehi-
cle stolen on Resthaven Road and criminal mischief on SR 62 were report-
ed.

Dec. 26, Donna Sue Willliams, 44, of 3528 James Cowart Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by the drug task force and charged with possession
of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug para-
phernalia.
Dec. 26, a business burglary on SR 663 and a theft on Ramon
Petteway Road were reported.

Dec. 25, Solito Solitarri, 36, of 4 Pine Cone Trailer Park Road,
Wauchula, was arrested by Dep. Robert Duncan and charged with petit


theft.
Dec. 25, Amy Louise Waters, 33, of 5935, Ric Road, Bowli Green,
was arrested by Dep. Mark McCoy and chargeedwith domestibattery.
Dec. 25, James C. Gunn, 58, of 1031 Morgan Grice Rd, Wauchula.
was arrested by Dep. Julie Bridges and charged with dom stic battery.

WAUCHULA
Jan. 1, Ophelia Virginia Ridenour, 45, of 1207 Corvette Ave< Sebring,
was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUT
Jan. 1, a residential burglary on East Main Street was reported.

Dec. 31, Gerardo Ramos, 34, of 828 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with resisting arrest without vio-
lence.
Dec. 31, Juan Jose Gaona, 42, of 2198 Gillard Farm Road, Zolfo
Springs, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with DUI.
Dec. 31, David Ramos, 27, of 828 S. Eighth Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Sgt. John Eason and charged with domestic battery.

Dec. 30, Francisco Morales, 20, of 707 Crosby Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with disorderly intoxication
and resisting arrest without violence.
Dec. 30, Barbara Lee Hassell, 25, of 520 W. Main St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with battery.

Dec. 29, a theft on North 10th Avenue was reported.

Dec. 28, Franklin Edward Williams, 31, of 309 Illinois Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Justin Wyatt and charged with DUI and dri-
ving with knowledge of a suspended license.
Dec. 28, Joshua Jeremiah Jackson, 30, of 609 E. Bay St., Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Angie Hill on Charlotte County warrants charging him
with violation of probation (original charges battery).
Dec. 28, a theft on Green Street was reported.

Dec. 27, Robert Michael Crews, 22, of 1150 Popash Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Ofc. Kevin Brock and charged with possession of marijua-
na with intent to sell, possession of a weapon during commission of a
felony and possession of drug paraphernalia. ,
Dec. 27, criminal mischief on South llth Avenue and a theft on K.D.
Revell Road were reported.

Dec. 26, Rene Cervantes, 19, of 1123 Lincoln St., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley on a capias alleging failure to appear in
court on a charge of disorderly conduct.
Dec. 26, a 13-year-old youth was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer on
a charge of loitering and prowling.

BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 1, Abraham Benitez, 43, of 804 West Main St., Bowling Green,
and Raymundo Leon, 28, P.O. Box 1164, Bowling Green, were arrested by
Ofc. Scott Grace and each charged with discharging a firearm in public and
discharging a firearm under the influence of alcohol.

Dec. 31, Otis Henry Kersey, 42, of 4525 Church Ave., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with DUI, refusal to sub-
mit to DUI tests and driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
Dec. 31, Anthony George Ameres, 55, of 1029 S. Idlewild St., Dundee,
was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with aggravated assault on a
law enforcement officer.
Dec. 31, Olegario C. Ontiveros, 36, P.O. Box 1125, Bowling Green,
was arrested by Sgt. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with resisting arrest
without force and allowing an unauthorized person to drive.

Dec. 30, Humberto Valdez Aguilar, 43, of Wauchula, was arrested by
Ofc. Jereme Bridges and charged with disorderly intoxication.
Dec. 30, a fight on U.S. 17 North was reported.

Dec. 26, Felipe Ruiz, 25, Hugo Alvarez, 26, and Arbey Gonzalez-Diaz,
22, all General Delivery, Wauchula, were arrested by Sgt. Robert
Ehrenkaufer and each charged with possession of methamphetamine.
Alvarez was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia-while Ruiz
was also charged with giving a false name to a law enforcement officer and
driving while license suspended.
Dec. 26, a theft on Pleasant Way was reported.


ZOLFO SPRINGS
Dec. 31, Isedro Garcia, 29, of 3316 Suwanee St., Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Ofc. Reginald Jones and' charged with domestic battery.
Dec. 31, a 15-year-old youth was arrested by Ofc. Eric Fotheringham
and charged with fleeing to elude.

Dec. 29, thefts on Bluebird Lane and West Fifth Street were reported.

Dec. 28, a vehicle was reported stolen on East "Fourth Street.

Dec. 25, Tomas Candido Mejia, 28, of 207 W. Palmetto St., WauchOla,
was arrested by Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with disorderly intoxication.


Wagon Wheel RV News
By Virginia Merriman


PRAYERS NEEDED
We pray that everyone had a
good Christmas and remembered
that it was Jesus' birthday and not
the gifts they had received or had
given. Please remember the ones
that have been sick and pray that
the New Year will be better for
them. I have been asked to thank
everyone for sending out so many
get well, sympathy, and thinking of
you cards to those who need our
prayers. God is always with you
and it is nice to know that you have
friends that are 'ith you across the
world.

COMING EVENTS
The Wayne & Pilgrims Country
and Gospel Group will be back
tomorrow Jan. 5, at the Red Barn
and every, Friday night at 7 to 9
p.m. Come and enjoy dancing

CHRISTMAS EVE
We had a very good time and a
real nice Christmas Program with
entertainment that was emceed by
Sandy Walker. Her helpers were
Kathy Vermeulen and Katee Craw-
ford, who met you at the door -
greeting everyone. We first had an
opening prayer from Dan Yurovich.
The audience sang "Joy to the
World" and "Silent Night." Cloyce
Swisher sang "Jesus" and Dan
Yurovich read the "Christmas
Story," then Wayne Bonner sang
"Away in a Manger." Elina
Henderson and Wanda May played
"Jingle Bell Rock" and then Mike
Geraci played "Silent Night" on the
key board.
We had fun getting our gifts with
a little game and after opening gifts
we had all kinds of refreshments
that everyone brought, with Cloyce
Swisher giving the blessing. Mike
Geraci gave out kisses to all the
ladies. We started our second half
with Len Legei playing "Christmas
Card" andlhen Claudette Leduc
and Frank Dust played the spoons.
Then the treat of "Grandma got


Run Over by a Reindeer" sung by
Bob Bell, grandpa was Clarence
Barbor, and grandma was Gerri
Geraci. Art Brown was accompa-
nied by Wayne Bonner with "All I
want for Christmas." Mary
Whitman on the accordion with
Len L6ger accompanying her, they
played "Silver Bells."
Larry Calliss did "Blue Clrist-
mas" and the audience sang "Santa
Clause is coming to Town". And,
guess what, Santa did arrive with
his sled and his reindeers. Santa
was played by Ted Metherett and
reindeers was Deroy Knowlton,
Doug Culp, Al Cluver, Carlos
Dennis, Bill Kaleita, Ward
Vermeulen, Frank Drust, and
Cloyce Swisher.
Santa could not control his rein-
deers and they had an accident on
the floor, but Santa did hand out
candy canes to everyone. We want
to thank all the kitchen help for set-
ting up everything. They were
Mabel Smith, Shirley Harmon,
Jean Hays, Grace Moore and any-
one I missed. I am sorry.

BID EUCHRE
Tuesday, we had only three
tables. The winner of the men was
Herb Tessier with 199 points and
low man was Dana Sweet with 121.
The high woman was Barbra
Gersema with 189 points and the
low women was Eunice Franks
with 31.
Thursday, we had four tables and
the high man was Cloyce Swisher
with 171 points and the low man
was Dana Sweet with 47. The high
woman was Marge Luff with 174
points and the low woman was me
with 57.


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HOW THE P- '-: WORKS
The Crime Stoppers program is designed to protect the iden-
tity of the caller. WE DO NOT WANT YOUR NAME, JUST YOUR
INFORMATION. When you report a tip using the Crime
Stoppers toll free number, you will be assigned a special iden-
tifier code.
Once your information has been received, the Crime
Stoppers staff notifies the appropriate law enforcement
agency. If your information leads to an arrest or the recovery of
stolen property, you may become eligible for a cash reward.
The Crime Stoppers Board of Directors makes the final deci-
sion on the reward amount.
Because your anonymity is guaranteed, it is very important
for you to retain the assigned identifier code in order to be able
to collect the cash reward. You will be given instruction on how
to collect the money.


PROCEDURES FOR CALLING IN A TIP
To anonymously report information for an unsolved case call toll free
1-800-226-TIPS (8477) and report your informatoin to the Crime Stoppers
staff member.
You will receive a special identifier code. This code is your only link to
the Crime Stoppers.
You will be asked to check back with Crime Stoppers and give your
code to find out if your information led to the arrest or the recovery of
stolen property.

WHY DO WE NEED CRIME STOPPERS
CRIME STOPPERS is based on the principle "Someone other than the
criminal has information that can solve a crime."
CRIME STOPPERS was created to combat the three major problems
faced by Law Enforcement in generating that information:
Fear of REPRISAL
Reluctance to get INVOLVED.
An attitude of APATHY.
CRIME STOPPERS resolves these problems by offering anonymity to
people, who provide information about crimes. Paying rewards whent the
information supplied leads to a Felony arrest or a Felony Warrantissued.
Your information can help solve a crime. It could be something you've
seen, heard, or found. It may be a name, a physical


description, or a license number. CRIME STOPPERS
is truly a community undertaking, with tthe flow of
information between the public, and the police, vital to
its success. You can pass along details of local crimi-
nal activity without ever revealing your identity. And in
doing so contribute towards a safer living environ-
ment.


WHO BENEFITS
The Community Citizens are involved. Crimes are
solved. Stolen Property is recovered. Narcotics are
confiscated. Criminals are placed behind bars.


DISCLAIMER
As of Monday, January 1, 2007 the fugitives fea-
tured in this section were assumed uncaptured as
verified by various law enforcement databases. Crime
Stoppers and The Herald-Advocate assumes no
responsibility for those featured who were not want-,
ed by law enforcement at the time of publication.


NAME: Vickery, Roger
R/S: White/Male
DOB: 09-19-45
HGT: 5'05 WGT: 164
HAIR: Grey EYES: Blue
CHARGES: FTA: Grand Theft Auto
ADDRESS: 2907 Iowa St.
Granite City, IL 62040














NAME: Beasley, Mark
R/S: White/Male
DOB: 06-20-74
HGT: 6'03 WGT: 264
HAIR: Brown EYES: Brown
CHARGES: Non-Support
ADDRESS: 1218 Camaro Dr.
Sebring, FL


NAME: Hall, Kip
R/S: Black/Male
DOB: 10-31-67
HGT: 6'01 WGT:. 210
HAIR: Black EYES: Brown
CHARGES: Non-Support
ADDRESS: 855 NW 75th St.
Miami, FL


NAME: Lopez, Ismael
R/S: White/Male
DOB: 06-17-64
HGT: 5'04 WGT: 180
HAIR: Black EYES: Brown
CHARGES: VOP: Domestic Battery
ADDRESS: Hwy 62
Parrish, FL


NAME: Brown, Jamaine
R/S: Black/Male
DOB: 01-13-83
HGT: 6'00 WGT: 160
HAIR: Black EYES: Brown
CHARGES: Grand Theft Auto
ADDRESS: 1216 David Court
Wauchula, FL


NAME: Mathis, Darryl
R/S: White/Male
DOB: 01-21-61
HGT: 5'11 WGT: 182
HAIR: Brown EYES: Blue
CHARGES: Non-Support
ADDRESS: 4108 US 17 N.
Bowling Green, FL


NAME: Mendoza, Robert
R/S: White/Male
DOB: 06-30-62
HGT: 5'07 WGT: 150
HAIR: Black EYES: Brown
CHARGES:VOP: D.W.L.S.R.
ADDRESS: 355 Popular Street
Zolfo Springs, FL 33890















NAME: Rodriguez, Jessica
R/S: White/Female
DOB: 04-10-83
HGT: 5'03 WGT: 175
HAIR: Brown EYES: Hazel
CHARGES: Grand Theft
ADDRESS: 669 Koala Court
Kissimmee, FL


NAME: Saldivar, Gonzalo
R/S: White/Male
DOB: 10-11-63
HGT: 5'05 WGT: 219
HAIR: Black EYES: Brown
CHARGES: VOP: Aggravated Child Abuse
ADDRESS: 1765 Tamarind Ct.
Bloomington, CA 92316


NAME: Juarez, Jessica
R/S: White/Female
DOB: 04-25-78
HGT: 5'03 WGT: 135
HAIR: Brown EYES: Brown
CHARGES:FTA: D.W.L.S.R.
ADDRESS: 315 Dade Street
Bowling Green, FL 33834


NAME: Rodriguez, Fernando
R/S: White/Male
DOB: 11-10-86
HGT: 5'06 WGT: 116
HAIR: Black EYES: Brown
CHARGES: VOP: Attempt Sexual
Battery
ADDRESS: 4902 E. Okara Rd.
Tampa, FL


NAME: Rivera, Rebecca
R/S: White/Female
DOB: 11-19-75
HGT: 5'00 WGT: 140
HAIR: Black EYES: Brown
CHARGES: VOP: D.W.L.S.R.
ADDRESS: 125 Carlton St. #38
Wauchula, FL


NAME: Sampson, Errol
R/S: Black/Male
DOB: 01-12-58
HGT: 5'08 WGT: 160
HAIR: Black EYES: Brown
CHARGES:Non-Support
ADDRESS: 3733 Larry Ct.
Tampa, FL














NAME: Wilson, Travis
R/S: White/Male
DOB: 11-28-71
HGT: 6'02 WGT: 190
HAIR: Brown EYES: Blue
CHARGES:VOP: Uttering a
Forged Instrument
ADDRESS: 5110 Halifax Dr.
Tampa, FL


NAME: Parlor, James
R/S: White/Male
DOB: 08-21-67
HGT: 6'00 WGT: 190
HAIR: Brown EYES: Hazel
CHARGES: Non-Support
ADDRESS: 1170 Summerlin St.
Bartow, FL


NAME: Hearns, Joe Allen
R/S: Black/Male
DOB: 12-27-75
HGT: 6'02 WGT: 270
HAIR: Black EYES: Brown
CHARGES: FTA: Grand Theft
ADDRESS: Unknown


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