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City Considers 'Eminent

Domain' For Sidewalk

... Story 5A


YOUTH BASEBALL

SCHEDULES INSIDE!


Fire Assessments Could

Spread To Outbuildings

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Hardee County's Hometown Coverage


107th Year, No. 5
3 Sections, 32 Pages


Thursday, January 11, 2007


3 Local Projects




Get $2.5 Million
Economic Development Authority Approves Funding


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
One. man was airlifted by medical helicopter to a Tampa hospital Monday after he was ejected.from his vehicle as it flipped along
U.S. 17 in Zolfo Springs. Maj. Claude Harris Jr. of the Hardee County Sheriffs Office which was first to respond to the scene -
said the crash occurred at about 10:35 a.m. just south of the Peace River Bridge. The man had been .traveling southbound on the
highway when, for an unknown reason, he lost control of his vehicle and crossed over the median and into the northbound lanes
before overturning and landing in a ditch. The man, who was not wearing a seat belt, was thrown from the vehicle. Investigation
of the crash was turned over to the Florida Highway Patrol, which had no details available by press time.




BG Couple Win National Recognition


By JIM KELLY
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Economic
Development Authority (Independ-
ent Board) on Tuesday approved
funding for three projects totalling
over $2.5 million.
The board voted to fund the
entire request from the city of
Wauchula and Harvest Aviation for
$775,000 to establish an aircraft
maintenance hangar at the Wau-
chula Municipal Airport.
EDA also approved over 90 per-
cent of a $1.5 million request from
the Hardee County Commission to
go toward the wastewater and
water project in the Wauchula Hills
area and over 90 percent of a
request by the county Industrial
Development Authority for
$775,000 to help develop and
expand the Hardee Commerce Park
south of State Road 62.
It is possible both requests may


HARDEE HISTORY


be fully funded. Independent Board
Chairman Bill Lambert and County
Manager Lex Albritton said EDA
has $2,586,492 in severance tax
funds that have been available
since June 2006.
In addition, the County
Commission recently voted to send
the $441,138 balance from the
dependent board,now defunct, to
the Independent Board to be used
toward the Wauchula Hills waste-
water/water project and the indus-
trial park (Hardee Commerce
Park).
The Independent Board re-elect-
ed Bill Lambert as chairman and
David Royal as vice-chairman for
the coming year.
The board voted to reappoint
Roger Hood to the board as recom-
mended by the Agency for
Workforce Innovation for a three-
year term.
See PROJECTS 2A


Steve and Andrea Johnson of
Bowling Green have been named
runners-up in the American Farm
Bureau Achievement Award corm-


Andrea and Steve Johnson are shown
in Utah with their infant son, Bryson.


WEATHER
DBIE HIGH LOW BAIN
01103 84 63 0.00
01104 80 64 0.00
01105 82 63 0.00
01r06 86 65 0.00
01107 83 60 0.00
01/08 83 54 0.32
01/09 67 41 0.00
TOTAL Rainlall to 01/09/07 -.32
Same period last year -.01
Ten Year Average 58.45
Source: Univ. of na. One Research Center


INDEX
Classifieds..................... 6B
Courthouse Report.........6C
Crime Blotter.................5C
Community Calendar......2A
Hardee Living..................2B
Information Roundup.....2A
Lunch Menus..................3C
Obils 4A
Puzzle...... 5C


petition, placing them among the
top five young farmers in the
nation.
The award was .presented


COURTESY PHOTO
at the awards ceremony


Tuesday in Salt Lake City at the
annual American Farm Bureau
Convention.
The Johnsons received a Case IH
DX compact tractor and a $250
parts-and-service gift certificate,
courtesy of Case IH.
"We are proud of Steve and
Andrea," said Florida Farm Bureau
President John Hoblick. "This is
the first time in recent history that a
Florida contestant has risen to this
level in this competition. They typ-
ify the high quality of our up-and-
coming young farmers."
The national Achievement Award
recognizes young farmers and
ranchers who have excelled in their
farming or ranching operations and
have exhibited superior leadership
abilities.'
Participants are evaluated on a
combination of their agricultural
operation's growth and financial
progress, Farm Bureau leadership
and their leadership outside Farm
Bureau.
In October, after winning the
statewide award, the Johnsons
drove away from the Florida Farm
Bureau's annual meeting in a new
Dodge Ram quad-cab truck, cour-


tesy of Southern Farm Bureau
Casualty Insurance Co. They had
been named the Florida Farm
Bureau Federation's 2006 Out-
standing Young Farmer & Rancher
of the Year.
The couple manage 3,232 acres
in Hardee and Manatee counties.
Johnson Groves & Farm Inc.
includes cattle and citrus opera-
tions, with all aspects of the busi-
ness being handled internally. They
also own and operate Johnson
Harvesting Inc., which not only
brokers fruit but also manages har-
vesting crews for their and others'
farms.
Steve Johnson is an active mem-
ber of the Hardee County Farm
Bureau. He has served as vice pres-
ident since 2001. He is also on the
AgFest committees. Andrea John-
son is on the county Women's
Committee and the Ag Literacy
Day Committee.
At the state level, he is on the
Florida Farm Bureau's Labor Ad-
visory Committee and the Young
Farmer & Rancher Leadership
Group while she has served on the
YF&R Leadership Group and State
See BG COUPLE 2A


The Homeless Have Many Faces

Volunteers Needed To Help With Survey


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 8-year-old boy doesn't know
where he will sleep tonight.
The 10-year-old girl's only meals
may be the breakfast and lunch she
gets at school.
These and other families and
individuals are the faces of the
homeless in Hardee County, vic-
tims of a variety of situations that
have put them literally on the street.
The Homeless Coalition of
Hardee County needs your help to
do something about it. More than
20 volunteers are needed to spread
out in teams around the county to
gather information in the annual
Point In Time daylong survey on
Jan. 22.
They will be taking hygiene kits


(shampoo, toothpaste, washcloth,
soap etc.) and possibly blankets to
as many as possible. Anyone who
can donate a blanket can drop it off
at the Hardee Help Center, 131 N.
Eighth Ave., Wauchula.
There will be volunteer training
on Tuesday during the monthly
meeting of the Coalition at the
Alpha & Omega Freedom Mini-
stries, 113 N. Seventh Ave., Wau-
chula. The training will review the
survey and its questions and pro-
vide site maps dividing the county
into, hopefully, 10 districts, says
Coalition Chairman Bette Sneider.
Information from the simple sur-
vey on age, sex, nationality, ethnic-
ity, where living, how long home-
less or at risk of homelessness, will
be computerized and provide the


data for grant application to help
the coalition in its goal to end
chronic homelessness in the county
by 2010.
The group hopes to have a
domestic violence shelter and other
programs to help those whose lives
have been disrupted, said Sneider,
as she related some of the circum-
stances which cause risk of or actu-
al homelessness where people may
be living in a park, tent, vehicle or
on the street or be temporarily
jammed in with relatives unable to
bear the burden for long.
For instance, mine layoffs may
mean reduced income just as rents
are rising and result in eviction.
The displaced family was barely
making ends meet and finds itself
See HOMELESS 2A


FILE PHOTOS
An investiture ceremony set for next Thursday, Jan. 18, will make
history here as Hardee County's first circuit judge is officially
sworn into office. Former county judge Marcus J. Ezelle (left)
begins his term in office after becoming the first Hardee Count-
ian ever elected to the circuit bench for the 10th Judicial Circuit,
which includes Hardee, Highlands and Polk counties. Adminis-
tering the oath of office to Ezelle will be retired appellate judge
Oliver L. Green Jr. Elected to fill Ezelle's seat on the county
bench is Jeff J. McKibben (right), who will be sworn in by Judge
Charles A. Davis Jr. of the 2nd District Court of Appeal. The
event also makes history as the first dual installation of judges
here. The investiture will be held at the Agi-Civic Center in
Wauchula beginning at 4 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.





MLK Observance




Starts On Sunday


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
Two days of activities in Hardee
County are dedicated to honoring
slain civil rights leader Martin
Luther King Jr.
"The motto of all of the celebra-
tions this year is 'Building the
beloved community through ser-
vice' and we plan to have every-
thing revolve around that," said
Teresa White, activity coordinator.
At 6 p.m. on Sunday there will be
a candlelight worship service at the
New Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church,
1615 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave.,
Wauchula. The Rev. Reginald
Franklin of First Missionary
Baptist Church will be the speaker.
At the service, several African-
American ministers in Hardee
County will be recognized for what
they do.
Starting off Martin Luther King
Jr. Day on Monday will be a prayer
breakfast at the church at 8 a.m.
that is free for all to attend.
Speaking at the event, on building
the community through service,
will be educator Bessie Outley, of


Bowling Green Elementary.
"There will be an award ceremo-
ny recognizing the most outstand-
ing person who has contributed to
the community this year, but it just
won't be them that gets all the
attention. Everyone who has
worked for the good of the commu-
nity will be recognized," said
White.
From 10 a.m. until noon there
will be a series of workshops seek-
ing to teach life lessons to those
who attend.
There will be .lessons on health
awareness, character education,
diversity and importantly a work-
shop entitled, "Reality Check." It is
sponsored by juvenile justice and
will help youth learn the impor-
tance of making the right decisions.
At 1 p.m. is the Martin Luther
King Jr. Day parade, which begins
in the parking lot on MLK Jr.
Avenue, turns east on Will Duke
Road, makes a left onto Washing-
ton Avenue, runs to Tuskegee
Avenue, and makes a left back onto
MLK Jr. Avenue then ends at the
See MLK DAY 2A


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


JOAN M. SEAMAN
Sports Editor



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SKelly's Column
By Jim


As a boy I was taken to some Florida Gator football games by my dad,
sometimes with my mother, brother and and sister or with a friend of dad
such as George Trogden or Joe L. Davis Sr.
Sometimes we stopped at the Brahman, a steak house, in Ocala on the
way back from the game. In those days Bob Woodruff was the coach, fol-
lowed by people like Ray Graves and Doug Dickey.
Florida would generally lose three to five games a season and score 10
to 17 points a game. A highlight in Ray Graves' tenure was a thrilling 18-
17 win over Georgia Tech and his former mentor Bobby Dodd.
LSU and Auburn, coached by Shug Jordan, would often defeat Florida
in Gainesville.
I remember the game with Alabama, coached by the legendary Bear
Bryant who wore his houndstooth hat. The Crimson Tide with Johnny
Musso leading the rushing attack ran roughshod over the Gators.
I can recall some fine Georgia teams coached by Vince Dooley having
success against Florida and spoiling the SEC title chances of the Gators,
even when Steve Spurrier was the Gator quarterback. One cannot forget the
greatness of Georgia runningback Herschell Walker or the late Georgia pass
to Lindsay Scott that defeated the Gators once again.
Who can forget little Larry Libertorre or little Jimmy Dunn quarter-
backing the Gators. One of them once threw a lateral that was intercepted
by LSU and Billy Truax and run back for touchdown.
One cannot forget Florida's great runningback Emmitt Smith, who
later became the all-time NFL rushing leader.
One cannot forget the big opening day win over Houston when quar-
terback John Reaves and receiver Carlos Alvarez were an exciting combo.
Florida once had a big. home win over University of Southern
California.
New Florida head coach Charlie Pell came to a Gator Gathering at the
Crews ranch east of Bowling Green and talked about building a house -
you build a strong foundation first.
You remember the chain-smoking Pell who brought the idea of big-
time football to Gainesville and later trouble with NCAA rules violations.
One remembers nice guy Galen Hall's Gators finishing with the SEC's
best record but no title because Florida was on probation.
Then you remember Steve Spurrier as head coach of the Tampa Bay
Bandits of the USFL and how his team was more exciting than the Tampa
Bay Bucs owned by Hugh Culverhouse and how Culverhouse could have
hired Spurrier as the Bucs' head coach but would not because of whatever.
One remembers Spurrier, who won the Heisman Trophy at Florida in
1966 and kicked a game-winning field goal against Auburn, becoming head
coach at Duke and winning an ACC title.
Then you remember Spurrier in 1990 becoming head coach at Florida
and a big early road win at Alabama. Spurrier's Gators soon finished first
in the SEC, but no title because Florida was on probation when he took the
job.
You recall Steve's great 12 years with Florida as the Gators won their
first SEC title, then about five more. Who can forget the national title game
loss to Nebraska in 1995 and then the historic 1996 season and Heisman
Trophy winner Danny Wuerfell leading the Gators to the national title in a
rematch with FSU, which had gotten away with some late hits against
Wuerfell when the Seminoles defeated Florida in Tallahassee a few weeks
earlier.
One recalls how Spurrier left Gainesville to become head coach.in the
NFLCwith Washington and how his two-year tenure was not successful and-
he walked away from the $5 million a year job.
You can remember how Spurrier took a year off and Florida's good guy
coach Ron Zook was fired after a loss to Mississippi State. I hoped new
Florida president Bernie Machen would get Spurrier to return to
Gainesville for Round 2.
However, he and Jeremy Foley hired Utah coach Urban Meyer.
One remembers that 2006 was going to be the 100th anniversary of
Florida Gator football and the 10th anniversary of Florida's only national
title. You had a wish and dream that wouldn't it be storybook for the Gators
to win the national title in such a year.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and a great God behind the blue
sky and orange sun who is smiling on the Florida Gators, as Spurrier would
say. And Urban Meyer and quarterback Chris Leak have put their stamp on
Florida football forever.
And let us not forget the Gator captain, the son of a preacher man a few
miles up the road from Hardee County wide receiver Jemalle Cornelius
of Fort Meade.
Also, let us not forget Wauchula's Bull Gator in the sky, Buford Long
who shares the Florida single season rushing touchdown record with
Emmitt Smith.










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Buy A Sign At
Baseball Fields
Community businesses can
purchase space on the fences
of the Hardee County Youth
Sports complex on South
Florida Avenue in Wauchula.
Whether on Farr Field, or one
of the George Heine fields, sign
space is available. For more
information, call Monica Reas at
781-0888.

Lydia's House
Needs Support
The Sherry White Ministries
needs help remodeling a home
at 601 Florida Ave., Wauchula
as a residence, called Lydia's
House, for women seeking
Christian growth and healing.
Day and evening workers are
welcome Monday through
Saturday. To confirm the home
is open and materials are avail-
able, call Sherry White at 245-
1184.

R-C Club Field
Open Regularly
The Heartland Radio-Con-
trolled flying club field at East
Main Street and King. Road
(east of the Moose Lodge) is
now open on Tuesday, Thurs-
day and Saturday mornings for
radio-controlled flying, weather
permitting.
The club welcomes those who
wish to learn how to fly on its
computer flight simulator at the
field. For more information, call
Dick Sherwood at 375-2736.

Driver Training
Class Opens
Pre-registration is required for
the ADAPT (Alcohol-Drug
Accident Prevention Training)
course for first-time driver's
license applicants. The fee is
$27.. ... .
The four-hour course is on
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
at the Hardee Campus of South
Florida Community College,
2968 U.S. 17 N., Bowling
Green. To register, or for more
information, call 773-2252 ext.
7392 or 7153.

Diabetics Group
Meets Monthly
As part of the Diabetes
Prevention and Control
Program, the Hardee Health
Department has a diabetic sup-
port group for those diabetic or
pre-diabetic.
The group meets at 5:15 p.m.
the third Wednesday of each
month at the Health Depart-
ment, 115 K.D. Revell Road (off
U.S.17 North), Wauchula, start-
ing on Jan. 17. For more infor-
mation, call 773-4161 ext. 157
or 217.

Get Flu Shots
On Friday
Flu and pneumonia shots will
be available tomorrow (Friday)
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Hardee County Agri-Civic
Center, at the intersection of
-Altman and Stenstrom roads
west of Wauchula.
Flue shots are $20, pneumo-
nia shots $30. For more infor-
mation, call the Hardee County
Health Department at 773-4161.


THURSDAY, JAN. 11
VHardee County School
Board, regular meeting, School
Board Meeting Room (former
junior high media center), 200
S. Florida Ave., Wauchula, 5
p.m.
VMagnolia Manor Park
Committee semi-monthly meet-
ing, First Missionary Baptist
Church multi-purpose building,
Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue,
Wauchula, 6:30 p.m.

MONDAY, JAN. 15
&/Hardee County Bass Ang-
lers, bass fishing club initial
meeting, Elks Club, 318 W.
Main St., Wauchula, 7 p.m.

THURSDAY, JAN. 18
VHardee County Commis-
sion, regular and zoning meet-
ing, Room 102, Courthouse
Annex I, 412 W. Orange St.,
Wauchula, 8:30 a.m.


Human society is a network of
relations-spiritual, animate,
physical-between human
beings, alive, dead and still
unborn.
-Arnold J. Toynbee


HOMELESS
Continued From 1A


in an entirely unfamiliar and seem-
ingly hopeless situation.
Some of the homeless are resid-
ual from the 2004 hurricanes. They
were living in mobile homes at the
Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) trailer park which
has closed. They do not have
homes to return to or some are still
under construction.
Some have lost homes due to fire
or other disaster.
Some are domestic violence vic-
tims, an increasing problem in the
county. Others are discharged from
jail, a hospital, a juvenile Tacility
when they turn 18, and are unwel-


come at the family residence,
which may prohibit felons living in
public housing. If the family
accepts him or her, they can be
evicted.
"Whether the cause is fire, eco-
nomics, displacement or eviction,
we see it every day. Homelessness
is not just the poor concept of the
drug addict loitering in the door-
way. That's only a small fraction of
it," says Sneider, who works with
the county housing, law enforce-
ment, health facilities, Ex-Offender
Program, Florida Rural Health
Network, Heartland Workforce,


churches and other resources to
resolve the crisis putting people on
the street.
They may need a job, utility
deposit and/or rent assistance,
clothing, food or whatever. The
coalition works with the Hardee
Help Center, which is the first stop
in getting a person or family help.
Homelessness prevention is the
goal. "We want to end the home-
lessness of entire families, get to
them while they are still 'at risk.'
This survey helps bring grant
money into Hardee County.
PLEASE HELP US help your
neighbor," concluded Sneider.


MLK DAY
Continued From 1A


corner of Chamberlain Boulevard
and MLK Avenue.
"Last year over 130 people par-
ticipated in the parade, and this
year we are expecting an even big-
ger turnout," said James Carpenter,
one of the parade coordinators.
After the parade, Magnolia Park


will play host to a variety of family
oriented activities from 2 5 p.m.,
sponsored by the Magnolia Park
Board.
"We will just be having a big get
together after the parade with plen-
ty of fun for the kids. There will be
several vendors and food stands for


anyone that's hungry," said Daryle
Cook, Magnolia Manor Park Board
member.
Anyone that is looking for fami-
ly-oriented activities to attend on
Monday is invited to come and be a
part of the celebration.


PROJECTS
Continued From 1A


The board also voted to reappoint
Bridget Merrill of Enterprise
Florid4 to the board for a three-year
term.
Bill eeattie and County Com-
missioner Bobby Ray Smith were
reappointed to the Independent
Board for three-year terms.
Wauchula City Manager Rick
Giroux said the city airport current-
ly is adding T-hangars for storing
airplanes. The project will cost over
$1 million, with the state paying 80
percent and the city 20 percent. He





Women's Committee since 2004.
Andrea Johnson also works as a
credit administrator for Farm
Credit of Southwest Florida.
In addition to their aggressive
farming operations, the Johnsons


said the city's share is $288,000.
Independent Board member
Beattie, also Wauchula's Chief of
Police, said the proposed mainte-
nance hangar would include a
restaurant or food exchange and an
office.
"The airport is a main mode of
transportation for would-be
investors in Hardee County," said
Girbux. He said the maintenance
hangar would jump-start the city's
10-year master plan for the airport.
Lambert said the three requests
were more than the $2.58 million in



BG COUPLE
Continued From 1A
are new parents. Their son, Bryson
James, is 8 months old.
John and Jill Mahan of Kentucky
were the top winners of the nation-
al Achievement Award competi-
tion, and they received a 2007
Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Quad Cab


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But Not



Forgqlten!
ByMcKinsey


In 1784, Benjamin Franklin first suggested
what is now called Daylight Saving Time. In an
essay published in France, Franklin estimated
his proposal would save the city of Paris 64
million pounds of candle wax per year. The idea
went nowhere until 1916, when the British
Parliament introduced British Summer Time,
and the U.S. Congress adopted its own version
.two years later.


In 1934, Newsweek informed its readers about
the experiments of Yale scientists Howard
Haggard and Leon Greenberg whose research
"clarifies man's craving for nicotine."


In 1962, pull-top aluminum cans for packaging
carbonated and alcoholic beverages were
introduced.


available funds. The added
$441,000 from the dependent board
will help, he said.
Albritton said in June 2007 the
Independent Board will get more
phosphate severance tax. "I esti-
mate it may be another $2.5 mil-
lion," said Albritton. .
Harvest Aviation currently hais
one contract employee at the city's
airport said company executive Jim
Lewis. He hopes to add employees
in the future over several phases,
eventually reaching 21 employees.





4x4 pickup truck, courtesy of
Dodge. They also received free reg-
istration to the 2007 American
Farm Bureau Federation Young
Farmer & Rancher Leadership
Conference, to be held Feb. 10-13
in Jacksonville.


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In 1501, Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci
visited the southern half of the New World.
A German mapmaker later came up with the
name America for the continent Vespucci had
explored. The mapmaker later changed his
mind, but it was too late and the name stuck


Before the Civil War, Oberlin and Antioch colleges were the only
coed colleges to allow women to matriculate, but only in a special pro-
gram separate from men.









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JONATHAN R. KERSEY
Jonathan R. Kersey. 24, died
Saturday, January 6, 2007.
Survivors include his mother
Shirley of Leesburg; one daughter,
Tora Kersey and one son, Tyler
Kersey both of Arcadia; and an
extended family.
Services were held on Wednes-
day, Jan. 10 at the Brant Funeral
Chapel in Wauchula at 10 a.m.
Burial followed at Fort Green
Baptist Cemetery. Visitation was on
Tuesday, Jan. 9 from 6 until 8 p.m.
at the Brant Funeral Chapel.
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CATHERINE JANIECE
ROGERS
Catherine Janiece Rogers, 74,
of Wauchula, died Sunday Jan-
uary 7, 2007, at home.
She was born March 25, 1932
in Fort Meade and had been a
resident of Wauchula and taught
school since 1955. She was
active at Oak Grove Baptist
Church, a graduate of South-
eastern Bible College in Lake-
land, and a school teacher at
Zolfo Elementary and North
Wauchula Elementary Schools.
Survivors include her husband
James Alfred Rogers of Wau-
chula; one son, Steve Alfred
Rogers of Zolfo Springs; one
daughter, Gail Rogers Smith and
husband David of Wauchula; two
brothers, C.M. Barnett and wife
Elsie of Fort Meade, and James
Barnett and wife Iona of
Bowling Green; two sisters,
Louise Fisher of Fort Meade, and
JoAnn Royster and husband
Gene of Wauchula; five grand-
children, Justin Smith and wife
Cindi, Darrick Rogers and wife
Nikki, Heather Ratterree,' Jared
Smith and wife Caitlin, and
Jaime Smith; and three great-
grandchildren, Zackary, Blake
and Heidi.
Services will be held at 3 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 11 at Oak Grove
Baptist Church with burial in
Oak Grove Cemetery. Visitation
was Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at
Robarts Family Garden Chapel,
Wauchula.
Memorials may be made to
Oak Grove Baptist Church, 4350
W. Main St., Wauchula, FL
33873.



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GLOVER BECKHAM JR.
Glover Beckham Jr., 76, of Zolfo
Springs, died Monday, January 8,
2007, at his home.
Born in Clynch County Georgia
on Feb. 27, 1930, to the late Glover
and Mattie Beckham Sr., he came
to Hardee County in 1959. He
retired from Fields John Deere
Equipment as a shop foreman in
1992.
He is survived by his wife of 47
years Bettie Beckham; five sons,
Jimmy Beckham and Buddy
Beckham, both of Arcadia, Ben
Beckham of Zolfo Springs, Dale
Beckham of Wauchula and
Anthony Beckham of Jacksonville;
three daughters, Debbie Hanner
and Connie Beckham, both of
Arcadia, and Angela Ackley of
Zolfo Springs; 21 grandchildren;
29 great-grandchildren; two great-
great-grandchildren; and one sister,
Margaret Choate of Lake Wales.
Visitation will be tomorrow (Fri-
day) beginning at noon. Services
will then be at 1 p.m. at Brant
Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow
in Friendship Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

RUPERT L. CARLTON JR.
Rupert L. Carlton Jr., 88, of Fort
Meade, died Sunday, January 7,
2007, at Bartow Regional Medical
Center.
He was born Dec. 11, 1918 in
Wauchula. A U.S. Army veteran, he
served his country for five years in
WWII. He was a graduate of
Florida Southern College and did
post-graduate work at FSU. He was
the band director at Fort Meade
High School from 1950 to 1979and
also taught music at the middle
school. He was a member of First
United Methodist Church Fort
Meade and its former choir direc-
tor, a charter member and past pres-
ident of the Fort Meade Rotary
Club, now known as the Civic
Club. He was the recipient of the
Rotary Paul Harris award.
He is survived by his wife of 58
years, Mickey Carlton of Fort
Meade; two sisters-in-law Mary
Carlton of Winter Park and Alice
Carlton of Lakeland; and four
nephews.
Visitation was Tuesday evening
at the funeral home. Funeral ser-
vices were Wednesday at 11 a.m. at
the First United Methodist Church
with interment at Evergreen Ceme-
tery in Fort Meade.
Memorial contributions may be
made to First United Methodist
Church of Fort Meade, 135 E.
Broadway, Fort Meade, 33841.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


Obituaries


CATHERINE JANIECE
ROGERS
Catherine Janiece Rogers, 74, of
Wauchula, died Sunday January 7,
2007, at home.
She was born March 25, 1932 in
Fort Meade and had been a resident
of Wauchula and taught school
since 1955. She was active at Oak
Grove Baptist Church, a graduate
of Southeastern Bible College in
Lakeland, and a school teacher at
Zolfo Elementary and North Wau-
chula Elementary Schools.
Survivors include her husband
James Alfred Rogers of Wauchula;
one son, Steve Alfred Rogers of
Zolfo Springs; one daughter, Gail
Rogers Smith and husband David
of Wauchula; two brothers, C.M.
Barnett and wife Elsie of Fort
Meade, and James Barnett and wife
Iona of Bowling Green; two sisters,
Louise Fisher of Fort Meade, and
JoAnn Royster and husband Gene
of Wauchula; five grandchildren,
Justin Smith and wife Cindi,
Darrick Rogers and wife Nikki,
Heather Ratterree, Jared Smith and
wife Caitlin, and Jaime Smith; and
three great-grandchildren, Zackary,
Blake and Heidi.
Services will be held at 3 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 11 at Oak Grove
Baptist Church with burial in Oak
Grove Cemetery. Visitation was
Wednesday 6-8 p.m. at Robarts
Family Garden Chapel, Wauchula.
Memorials may be made to Oak
Grove Baptist Church, 4350 W.
Main St., Wauchula, FL 33873.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


FLABIO DIEGO BACILIO
Flabio Diego Bacilio, 29, of Fort
Meade, died Tuesday, January 2,
2007 in Fort Meade.
Born in Mexico City, Mexico in
1977, he was a seasonal citrus har-
vest worker and a Catholic.
Survivors include his mother
Isabel Diego in Mexico; four sisters
and two brothers in Mexico; and
cousin Ruben Diego of Fort
Meade.
Visitation was Saturday, Jan. 6 at
the funeral home. Funeral services
will be in Mexico at a later date.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


EARNEST WELBORN
DEAN JR.
Earnest Welborn Dean Jr., 76, of
Springhill, died Saturday, January
6, 2007 at Hernando Pasco Hospice
Care Center, Brooksville.
Born in Cochran, Ga., on Jan. 19,
1930, he moved to Springhill in
1998. He was an attorney, a 1948
graduate of Fort Meade High
School, Duke University and
Emory University School of Law.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and of
the Methodist faith.
He was preceded in death by his
parents Earnest W. Sr. and Nellie A.
Dean, and two brothers, Julius and
Howell Dean.
He is survived by two brothers,
Clayton T. Dean of Lutz and Edgar
J. Dean of Palm Harbor; and sever-
al nieces and nephews.
Visitation was at the funeral
home on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 11 a.m.
until the 1 p.m. graveside service at
Evergreen Cemetery in Fort
Meade.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be sent to the Hernando Pasco
Hospice Care Center in Brooks-
ville.
Hancock Funeral Home
Fort Meade


LENORA JONES LAMB
Lenora Jones Lamb, 63, of Zolfo
Springs, died Thursday. January 4,
2007.
Born June 29, 1943. to the late
Verone and Irene Jones, she was a
lifelong resident of Hardee County.
She was a registered nurse for 40
years, having worked at Polk
General Hospital. Hardee Memor-
ial Hospital and as Director of
Nursing at Hardee Manor Care
Center. She also served on the
Board of Directors for Hardee
Association for Retarded Citizens.
She was preceded in death by her
parents and a brother. Bill Jones.
She is survived by one sister,
Marion Cutchen and husband Paul
of Zolfo Springs; one sister-in-law,
Minnie Jones of Orlando; and
nieces and nephews, Matt Cutchen
of Norfolk, Va., Wendy Parrish of
Tallahassee, Marsha Robinson of
Orlando, Tim Jones of Cleveland,
Tenn. and Brian Jones and Melodee
Jones both of Orlando.
Services were held on Sunday,
Jan. 7 at the First Baptist Church in
Zolfo Springs at 2 p.m. Visitation
was on Saturday, Jan. 6, at the
Brant Funeral Chapel in Wauchula.
Burial was in New Hope Cemetery.
Brant Funeral Chapel
Wauchula

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NORMAN HOD)GE
Norman IHodge, 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 Vernon Hodge; 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
Bond, 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



DESSIE T. JONES
Dessie T. Jones, 84, of Fort
Meade, died Wednesday, Janaury 3,
2007, at Bartow Regional Medical
Center, Bartow.
Born June 23, 1922 in Stanton,
she had moved to Bartow 15 years
ago from Fort Meade. She was a
secretary for the Housing Authority
of Bartow and a Protestant.
She is survived by two sons,
Tommy Mills of Lake Wales and
Herbert Jones of Fort Meade; three
daughters, Marilyn R. Green of
Fairbanks, Alaska, and Linda Jones
and Barbara Jones, both of
Bayonne, N.J.; seven grandchil-
dren; and three great-grandchil-
dren.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 5,
from 6 to 8 p.m. at the funeral
home. Funeral services were Satur-
day at 10 a.m. at the funeral home
followed by interment at Lake
Buffum Cemetery in Fort Meade.
McLean Funeral Home
Fort Meade


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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 COOD SIIEP-
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WILLIAM "BILL"
McDOWELL
William "Bill" McDowell, 66,
of Little Village of Charlie
Creek, Wauchula, died Wednes-
day, Jan-uary 3, 2007.
lie was born May 28, 1940 in
Jonesboro, Ind., and came to
Hardee County eight years ago
from Gas City, Ind. He was a
salesman, member of Riverview
Heights Missionary Baptist
Church, and also attended
Charlie Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife,
Maria McDowell; one son, Rob
McDowell and wife Jennifer of
Nashville, Ind,; one daughter,
Susan Schlundt and husband
Gerard of McCordsville, Ind.;
one stepdaughter, Diana Clay
and husband Doug of Marion,
Ind.; one stepson. Gaynor Coble
of Lakeland; one brother,
Sanford McDowell and wife
Shirley of Muncie, Ind.; nine
grandchildren and four great-
grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at
7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 5 at Charlie
Creek Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Good Shepherd
Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N Lake
Blvd., Sebring, FL 33872.



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LEOLA HANCOCK PULLEN
Leola Hancock Pullen, 85, of
Fort Meade, died Tuesday, January
2, 2007, at Lakeland Regional
Medical Center, Lakeland.
The only daughter of Arthur Nora
Whidden Hancock, she was born in
Fort Meade and was a lifelong res-
ident there. She was a 53-year
member of the First Baptist Church
of Bowling Green where she was a
Bible Study teacher for 50 years.
She was preceded in death by her
parents and seven brothers.
She is survived by Chan Pullen,
her husband of 67 years; one son,
Billy Pullen of Fort Meade; two
daughters, Sandra Pullen Aber-
nathy of Bowling Green and Susan
Pullen Duva of Riverview; and five
grandchildren.
Visitation was Friday from noon
to 2 p.m. at the First Baptist Church
of Bowling Green, where funeral
services were held at 2 p.m., fol-
lowed by interment in Hancock
Cemetery in Fort Meade.
In lieu of flowers, donations may
be made to the building fund of
First Baptist Church of Bowling
Green.
Hancock Funeral Home
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WILLIAM "BILL"
McDOWELL
William "Bill" McDowell, 66, of
Little Village of Charlie Creek,
Wauchula, died Wednesday, Jan-
uary 3, 2007.
He was born May 28, 1940 in
Jonesboro, Ind., and came to
Hardee County eight years ago
from Gas City, Ind. He was a
salesman, member of Riverview
Heights Missionary Baptist
Church, and also attended Charlie
Creek Baptist Church.
He is survived by his wife, Maria
McDowell; one son, Rob
McDowell and wife Jennifer of
Nashville, Ind.; one daughter,
Susan Schlundt and husband
Gerard of McCordsville, Ind.; one
stepdaughter, Diana Clay and hus-
band Doug of Marion, Ind.; one
stepson, Gaynor Coble of Lake-
land; one brother, Sanford
McDowell and wife Shirley of
Muncie, Ind.; nine grandchildren
and four great-grandchildren.
Memorial services were held at 7
p.m. Friday, Jan. 5 at Charlie Creek
Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials
may be made to Good Shepherd
Hospice, 4418 Sun 'N Lake Blvd.,
Sebring, FL 33872.
Robarts Family Funeral Home
Wauchula


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
With the initial phase of a side-
walk along East Bay Street com-
pleted, the city waits for a settle-
ment to allow construction all the
way to U.S. 17 South.
Negotiations for a strip of land
along Azalea Acres with trustees of
the Tommy and Elizabeth Under-
wood estate had slowed. They will
be renewed as Wauchula makes an
offer on the 50-foot strip needed for
the sidewalk, making it safer for
school children and other pedestri-
ans to walk that busy street.
The Wauchula City Commission
voted unanimously on Monday
evening to tender an offer to the
trustee board as a first step in the
eminent domain taking of property
for the needed sidewalk. A 2004
appraisal set the value of the quar-
ter-acre needed at $23,200. The city
will offer $28,000.
In other action on Monday
evening, the commission:
approved final reading of a
pair of ordinances. One mandates
negotiation with other electric utili-
ty providers as the city annexes
areas in their territory. Currently
the city only annexes property at
the property owner's request, but it
sometimes causes encroachment on
an adjoining utility grid.
Another final reading approved
an ordinance clarifies a portion of
the Unified Land Development
Code regarding mobile homes in R-
4 zoning. No manufactured home
more than five years old or having
a roof pitch of less than 3:12 can be
placed in R-4 zoning and newer
ones that are placed must be skirted
and tied down within 30 days of
placement.
approved first reading of
three related ordinances, which will
come up for final hearing at the
Feb. 12 meeting. The first annexes
10 acres on the north side of
Stenstrom Road between U.S. 17
South and South Florida Avenue.
The second amends the land use
designation of that property from
the county classification Town
Center to city medium density resi-
dential. The final one changes the
zoning classification from county
R-3 multiple family residential to
city R-3 multifamily residential. A
senior village of apartments and
assisted living facility are planned
for that area.
approved three resolutions.
The first approves a variance of the
setback for freestanding commer-
cial signs. Because of the way oth-
ers on Carlton Street are placed,
DeSoto Applicance & Repair LLC
may have a zero front setback for
its sign.
Another resolution urges the
Florida Legislature to address leg-
islation to restore home-rule
authority for chartered municiapli-
ties, support a fair and equitable tax
structure, preserve the documen-
tary stamp fees funding source,
update a comprehensive and uni-
form workers' compensation sys-
tem, provide a recurring revenue
for local-option fuel taxes, taxi fees
and other transportation taxes to


fund road projects and urged the
state Department of Transportion
not to delay any project in its five-
year work plan.
The final resolution was a final
draft of the property swap between
the city and 4-2 Capital LLC of
properties since the city's grove
was between two that company
owned.
followed the Planning and
Zoning Board's recommendation in
denying a request from Carol
Metheny Knight to rezone her
property on South Florida avenue
from R-1 (single family) to R-3
(multifamily) which, however,
would require a major Compre-
hensive Land Use Amendment.
heard a report from Police
Chief Bill Beattie that the Christ-
mas toy drive was a huge success,
"triple what we had planned. It
touched a lot of families, who were
thankful for the support."
briefly discussed ongoing
negotiations with Comcast Cable
on an increase on the per pole con-
tribution (for 1,284 poles) and fran-
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Coming On Jan. 23


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
New developments in interna-
tional travel will change the way
tourists, including those from
Hardee County, visit abroad.
Different travel regulations be-
tween popular vacation destina-
tions, a wallet-size passport card
and an electronic passport will all
be implemented this year to
increase border security and to
encourage travel.
"Beginning Jan. 23, when you fly
between Mexico, Canada, Central
America, the Caribbean and Ber-
muda you will be required to pre-
sent a valid passport," said
Charlene Albritton, a supervisor
with the Clerk's Office here.
"There is also a proposed date of
Jan. 1, 2008, that travelers must
present passport information while
qn boat trips to other countries as
well," she added.
This stepped-up security measure
will promote national defense and
legal immigration.
To speed things up at ports of
entry, a small electronic passport
card can be purchased for those
traveling between those locations.
They are the size of a credit card
and can be scanned, reducing wait
times.
If the card is misplaced or stolen,
there is no need to worry as there is


no actual information on it. Once it
is scanned by a special machine,
the card accesses a government
database which contains biographi-
cal information of the card holder.
The passport booklet that travel-
ers recognize will also be getting a
facelift, having new artwork on the
inside pages and a new integrated
computer chip in the back cover.
On the chip will be the same
information as on the picture page,
giving biographical information of
the passport's owner, including a
digital image. This will allow the
owner to be identified, if need be.
The purpose is to have automated
identity verification, preventing
fraudulent passport use with the lat-
est digital security technology that
is commonly found on credit cards.
The chips will contain technolo-
gy that is unable to be hacked and
read, as well as unable to be
tracked.
Those who currently have pass-*
ports without the integrated chips
do not need to apply for a new one
if they do not want to go through
the process again, as the older pass-
ports will retain their validity until
their original expiration date.
Travelers who need a passport
can apply at the Hardee County
Courthouse in Room 105. Albritton
added that passport photos can be
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COURTESY PHOTOS
Zolfo Springs Elementary School hosted a Family Writing Night on Dec. 15. Families were invited
to take a tour of hallways displaying student writings. Safety Patrol and Student Council members
served as their guides. Then, parents and students gathered in the cafeteria to see classroom and
individually published hardcover books bound and printed by the Student Treasures Co. While
there, they were treated to hot chocolate and cookies while playing "writing bingo." Dad Larry
Torres Sr. enjoyed the fun along with his boys, Larry Jr. and Tristen (above). Between games, stu-
dents from each grade read their writing prompts aloud. Claudia Klein (bottom left) represented
the third grade. Meagan Shivers (bottom center) was the fourth-grade student reader. Fifth grad-
er Sabrina Stewart (bottom right) read her prompt before the third game. Wal-Mart donated gift
baskets of school supplies for bingo prizes.


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There's a whole lot of news, with winter sports staring their "second
seasons" and spring sports starting practices in the next few weeks.
Also starting is baseball, with the three youngest teams, Tee-Ball,
Machine Pitch and Minors, or Dixie Youth A, AA and AAA respectively,
getting under way on Saturday. Beginning at 9 a.m., there will be games
through the morning and early afternoon. Stop down to the ball fields off
South Florida Avenue in Wauchula and enjoy watching these youngsters.
By this time next year, they may be playing at new fields in the sports
complex to be built off Doyle Carlton Road north of the high school and
adjacent to Hardee Park.

Another thing coming up is the "One Hillacious 10K Run-and Fitness
Walk on Feb. 3. Start getting in shape now, and be sure to get your entry in.
One is attached for your convenience. All proceeds benefit the Hardee Unit
of the American Cancer Society, so be generous and participate. Charlie
Potter is spearheading this, so give him a call if you have any questions, or
can help with route set-up, publicity or whatever. He can be reached at
Hardee Junior High or 773-6216.

Already in the listing of major upcoming fights is the Feb. 17 main
event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City of local boxer Edner
Cherry. His 10-round junior welterweight bout against Paulie Malignaggi
of Brooklyn, N.Y. will be featured on HBO. A co-main event between
junior middleweights Sechew Powel of Brooklyn and Ishe Smith of Las
Vegas will also be on the card.

Congratulations are in order for former Hardee Wildcat punter Travis
Tubbs, who was among Webber International University Warriors named to
the Victory Sports Network All-Americans in the NAIA (National
Association of Independent Athletics). Four Warriors were named to the
honorable mention, including seniors Eric Potochney and Marshal Hurst,
junior Jamarcus Watkins and sophomore Tubbs.
Several of the Hardee sports teams got going last week and girls
weightlifting and girls soccer started again this week.
The soccer boys won a windy, soggy game over Sarasota Booker on
Friday night. Hardee is virtually tied with Palmetto for the district lead. A
win against Palmetto at home tonight (Thursday) could give the top spot to
Hardee. The playoffs will be in Palmetto Jan. 22-26.
Hoop boys opened the spring jaunt with a win over Braden River.
Hardee has been playing improved basketball as the football boys adjust to
the different demands of the hardwood vs. the football field. Hardee has
several key games coming up, including tomorrow (Friday) against top-
seed and unbeaten DeSoto. Come out and cheer Hardee to the win.
The JV boys lost an overtime thriller to Braden River but is becoming
more and more focused and competitive. The junior 'Cats were leading
until, the junior Pirates pulled the bunny out of the hat for a come-from-
behind overtime win. ,
Hardee hoop girls are struggling, but hope to regain form as their head
coach Don Gray continues to recuperate and has returned to the court as
their leader. Hopefully, this will spur the girls to victory. They lost 38-34 at
Braden River last Thursday. They were home Tuesday, but visit Lake
Placid and DeSoto today and tomorrow.

For those interested in soccer, there is a need for more soccer officials
in the area. They are trained, and are paid for mileage and officiating the
game. Anyone interested should contact Hardee Athletic Director Val
Patarini at the high school, 773-3181 or vpatarini@hardee.K12.fl.us.

One Hillacious 10K Run
WI en, Sat. Fnirary 3, 2007 8:00 a.m. Start 8:05 am.Fitness Walk
rWlj ep: Start/Finish is Hardee Rec. Complex on Altman Road
Registration Deadlines and Fees:
S15 if received before 1/26/2007
S20 thereafter and on race day (T-shirt not guaranteed to race day registrants)
All proceeds of this race will be forwarded to The American Cancer
Society Hardee Unit
Make check payable to One Hillacious 10K Run. Send entries to:
Charlie Potter
300 Park Drive
Wauchula, Florida 33873
For further information, cal 863-773-6216
10K Run Fitness walk (approximately 3 miles)
Awards: Overall top male, female, Master's male, Master's female- trophies
Male age divisions 15-19 five deep, 70 and above five deep. All other age division three
deep. 20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60- 64,65-69
Female age divisions 15-19 five deep, 70 and above five deep. Al other age division three
deep. 20-24,25-29,30-34,35-39,40-44,45-49,50-54,55-59,60-64,65-69
Last Name First Name
Address City State__
Age__ Male __ Female__ T-shirt size S M L XL Circle size
After the race is run, the miles are walked, awards presented, and prizes won, the City of
Wauchula invites you to come down to Main Street Wauchula and join in the festivities of its
third annual "Grillin and Chillin" barbeque contest. It promises to be a tasty experience!
Entry fees are non refundable. I hereby, for my heirs, my executor and administers waive
and release all claims for damages against One Hillacious 10K run/Fitness Walk and its
sponsors for any and all damages.


(Parent if under 18 years of age)


NASA Offers Help


To Local Businesses


By BRETT JARNAGIN
Fdr The Herald-Advocate
Having technical problems at
your business and wish you had a
rocket scientist who could help?
Now is your chance!
,The Space Alliance Technology
Outreach Program (SATOP) is part
of the U.S. space program designed
to give private businesses a helping
hand. It has been in Florida since
1995, it is a free service and it is
available right here.
"SATOP was created by the gov-
ernment as a way to apply the
research from the space program to
private citizens. Since they spend
so much tax money on research, the
government wants it to benefit
everyone," said Jim Berg, director
of. the Hardee County Economic
Development Council.
The program has the capacity to
solve a, 'arietv of problems like
food preparation, packaging, steril-
ization, manufacturing, materials,
chemical and electrical, but will
review any, problem submitted. -


"The biggest problem the pro-
gram faces is convincing business
owners that their little problems
can be solved," Berg said. "SATOP
has solved things as simple as heat-
ing loss in a bed and breakfast and
as complex as a chemical formula
for adhesives."
It is a simple process to get help
from the program. All that needs to
be done is submitting a page of
paperwork outlining what the tech-
nical problem is and then it is
reviewed by SOTAP, where it is
matched up with someone who can
solve it.
The program uses one of its over
50 partners to find an answer.
Partners include the University of
Central Florida, New Mexico State
University, Boeing, Florida Tech
and Lockheed Martin.
SOTAP will take around 90 days
from start to finish, gathering the
information needed and returning it
to the business for free.
For more information;-,or to
request help, call Berg at 773-.0155.


Property Lines
By Kathy .:-rawford
Property Appraiser

DON'T FORGET TAX EXEMPTIONS!
Don'r srget to file for your property tax exemptions. March 1 is the
deadline!
January 2nd was the opening day for the filing of all property tax
exemptions. Ms. Katie Williams was the first of our property owners to
grace us with her presence. Ms. Williams visits our office annually to file
for,the Additional Senior Homestead Exemption. She is always a pleasure
to see!
Lidenia Servin, our Customer Service Representative, assisted Ms.
Williams with her application. Lidenia said that she enjoyed her visit with
Ms. Williams and was delighted to have been able to assist her in receiving
a property tax savings.
Annie Henegar, our Tangible Supervisor, has been with our office
since 1979, and she has had the pleasure of getting to know Ms. Williams
over the years. Annie said that since the early nineties she can remember
Ms. Williamns and her late husband Mr. Willard Williams being the first
property owners to come to the office to take care of business related to
their property.
Arlene Conley, who retired from the Property Appraiser's Office last
year, has also known Ms. Williams for many years. She always looked for-
ward to assisting her with her application. Arlene said that Ms. Williams is
one of the finest, ladies she knows and she always received great pleasure
out of helping her.
The Additional Senior Homestead Exemption, which Ms. Williams
takes advantage of, has been available to Hardee County residents since
2002. This property tax exemption provides qualifying property owners
with a $10,000 reduction from the assessed value of their property and pro-
vides a tax savings of up to $90.00. For instance, if the assessed value of
your homestead property is $100,000, you first receive the homestead
exemption of $25,000 which is applicable to all the taxes levied within the
entire county, then from that amount you receive a $10,000 exemption from
the taxes levied:by the Board of County Commissioners.


Assessed Value
Homestead Exemption
Taxable Value


Neighbor Fund, checks may be
mailed to Progress Energy, P.O.
Box 33199, St. Petersburg, FL
33733, or you can register online.
For more information about receiv-
ing assistance through the Energy
Neighbor Fund, customers should
contact Progress Energy at 1-800-
700-8744 or visit www.progress-
energy.com.
SProgress Energy Florida, a sub-
sidiary of Progress Energy (NYSE:
PGN), provides electricity and
related services to nearly 1.7 mil-
lion customers in Florida. The com-
pany is headquartered in St. Peters-
burg, and serves a territory encom-
passing more than 20,000 square
miles including the cities of St.
Petersburg-and Clearwater, as well
as the Central Florida area sur
rounding Orlandbi '
Progress Energy is the 2006
recipient of the Edison Electric
Institute's Edison Award, the indus-
try's highest honor, in recognition
of its operational excellence. In
2005, the company also received
the prestigious J.D. Power and
Associates Founder's Award for
dedication, commitment and sus-
tained improvement in customer
service.
For more information about
Progress Energy, visit the compa-
ny's Web site at www.progress-
energy.com.


Taxes Levied
Taxes Before Sr. Exemption
Sr. Exemption Reduction
Taxes After Sr. Exemption


.0176333
$ 1,322.50
-90.00
$ 1,232.50


During the recent elections, voters approved increasing the exemption
amount available to seniors from a maximum amount of $25,000 to
$50,000 (in addition to the regular $25,000 exemption). The amount avail,,
able for Hardee County residents is currently capped at $10,000, however
the Board of County Commissioners recently committed to re-evaluating
the possibility of increasing that amount next year. They will discuss the
issue during their budget workshops which will be held in July.
In addition to the savings provided through the Additional Senior
Homestead exemption, other exemptions that may be -available to you
include the following:
Homestead Exemption Save between $441 and $665
Widow's and Widower's exemption $500
Disability exemption $500
Blind person's exemption $500
Disabled veteran exemption $5,000 Widows and Widowers o,
a deceased disabled veteran ,,j
Veterans Property Tax Discount Disabled Veterans with Combat,,
Related Disability (NEW Benefit contact our office for more.
information) '
Total and permanent disability quadriplegic Total Exemption,-
Service connected total and permanent disability Total Exemption
Exemption for Disabled Veterans confined to wheel chairs Total;
Exemption
Total and permanent disability exemption Total Exemption i.
Agricultural Classification "Greenbelt"
Again, the filing period for these exemptions and classifications is Jan<
2, 2007-March 1. We encourage everyone to come to our office at your ear-,
liest convenience to ensure that you don't miss the deadline for filing.
For more information regarding the Additional Senior Homestead("
Exemption, please feel free to contact me or Sandy Colvin, our Exemption.;i
Supervisor at 863/773-2196 we will be more than happy to assist you. : /
Ms. Williams, it was great to see you again. We look forward to seeing;,
you next year!


$ 100,000
-25,000
$ 75,000


Progress Energy Florida Fund

Helps Needy Electric Customers


Progress Energy Florida raised
more than $438,000 in 2006 for its
Energy Neighbor Fund, which pro-
vides assistance to families iA
Florida communities who need
help paying their energy bills. ,
The Energy Neighbor Fund is
maintained through voluntary con-
tributions from customers and
employees of Progress Energy
Florida. In 2006, the company and
its customers: raised $438,610,
which included a $200,000 contri-
bution from the Progress Energy
Foundation.
"We are proud of the impact the
fund has had in helping so many
Floridians to afford energy during
winter months," said Jeff Lyash,
Isident and CEQ. of Progress
z rgy Florida. "Our customers
d our employees share the com-
mitment to help those who are fac-
ing a crisis to pay their energy
bills."
All of the funds collected from
Progress Energy customers and
employees through the Energy
Neighbor Fund are distributed
through local social service agen-
cies to needy households, and
donations to the program are tax
deductible. Since 1988, Progress
Energy and its customers have
raised nearly $8 million and helped
thousands of families in financial
need pay their power bills.
To contribute to the Energy


trwilICUM paIO LU JUIII U 5lUl


COURTESY PHOTQP,
Lidenia Servin and Annie Henegar present Katie Williams with a
poinsettia to honor her for being the first property owner of the,,
year to file for her property tax exemptions.


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'Carolyn Krentz and her husband
Andrew have created their own
special tradition on Valentine's
Day. For the past few years, the
Krentzes from Fort Myers have
adopted a playful 1,800-pound
manatee by the name of "Brutus"
from Save the Manatee Club's Blue
Spring adoption program.
"Flowers and chocolates just
can't compare to a big, loveable
manatee," said Carolyn. "My hus-
band and I agree that we don't need
a special day of the year to cele-
brate our love, as every day is
Valentine's Day for us. Instead,
we'd rather spend our money
showing the manatees how much
we love them!"
'An adoption from one of the
three programs offered at the Club
is $25, and it includes an adoption
certificate, photo of a real manatee,
biography, membership handbook,
a subscription to the Club's quarter-
ly newsletter, "The Manatee Zone,"
and the bi-monthly e-newletter,
"Paddle Tales." Or for $35, each
new member who joins the Adopt-
A-Manatee program online will
also receive a special plush mana-
tee. As an added personal touch,
each adoption comes with a
Valentine's Day gift card.
"We plan on adopting Brutus


every year on Feb. 14," adds
Carolyn. "We're so glad that Save
the Manatee Club is taking the nec-
essary steps to save these beautiful
marine mammals by getting the
word out about the many problems
they face and by giving a voice to
the manatees."
There are 31 manatees to choose
from in the Club's three Florida
adoption programs at Blue Spring
State Park near Orange City,
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State
Park in Homosassa, and in the
Tampa Bay area.
Since love blooms year-round
and not just on Valentine's Day,
manatee adoptions are wonderful to
give for every heartfelt occasion.
Kristen Ort from Asheville, N.C.,
decided to adopt the curious, jour-
ney-bound Jemp from the Club's
Tampa Bay program for her hus-
band, Tom. Kristen looked high and
low for a one-year wedding
anniversary gift and because they
both care about animals, she adopt-
Sed a manatee for him.
"When I gave him Jemp's adop-
tion packet, he was very excited,"
said Kristen. "Turns out that for our
anniversary, he had planned a trip
to Florida so that I could see mana-
tees! Jemp's adoption made me
realize that we had more in com-


mon that I thought."
Manatees are lised as endangered
by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife
Service. A little more than 3,000 of
them live in Florida's busy water-
ways, where boat strikes continue
to be the leading known cause of
manatee injuries and deaths. Save
the Manatee Club, a national non-
profit advocacy organization, has
been working to protect manatees
and their habitat for over 25 years.
Funds from the Club's adoption
programs go toward education and
conservation efforts.
"We stand behind the club's
work completely," said Kristen.
"Manatees can really use all the
help they can get!"
For more information about man-
atees, or the adoption program,
contact Save the Manatee Club at
500 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland,
FL 32751, call 1-800-432-JOIN
(5646), or visit their web site at
www.savethemanatee.org. Also,
sign up for the Club's free E-
Newsletter.


January 11, 2007, The Herald-Advocate 7A


Housing Help Available


Valentine Day's Gift Idea:

Adopt A Florida Manatee


By BRETT JARNAGIN
For The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee County Office of
Community Development offers
housing assistance to local resi-
dents who need it.
Low-income families are offered
several grant-funded projects that
give them a helping hand with
housing arrangements.
One way the grants will help is to
bring homes already owned up to
current health and safety codes.
This is not a remodeling grantI the
office reminds. What the grant will
do is replace the old electrical
wiring and bring the plumbing up
to code.
If there is no insulation in the
attic, the grant will cover having it
properly insulated. Houses will
also be weatherproofed, preventing
leaks or drafts.
Another part of the assistance
will allow homes that have been
lost due to fire or other circum-
stance beyond the owner's control
to be reviewed by the office and,


depending on the situation, have
the home rebuilt.
Low-income renters will also
receive help. If you have the money
to pay your monthly rent but cannot
afford the security and utility
deposits and the last month's rent
up front, the program will pay for
all three. However, this does not
mean the program will make
monthly rent payments; this is only
to get renters on their feet.
Those who are buying a home for
the first time are also eligible for
the program. The only stipulation is
that you cannot have owned a home
in Hardee County for the past three
years.
The homeownership program
includes closing costs and down
payment assistance to the home
buyers.
These three programs for
rehabilitation of an existing home,
for rental assistance and for first-
time home buyers all have
income-level caps. To see if you are
eligible, call the Office of Com-


Come out of 2006 Fighting


entering into 2007


like the "eye of the tiger"

We will be featuring the'Rocky series in the fitness center
to help motivate you and get you in shape! :;


HERE IN HARDEE COUNTY, WE CALL IT "GATOR DISEASE"
I am firmly convinced that Gator fans are born with that zealous, unwa-
vering loyalty to the University of Florida sports programs. I only had one
and that was my son Dane who was born while I was attending school in
Gainesville to get my bachelor of science degree before I went to vet
school.
Before he was a year old Dane was in his high chair, parked in front of
the TV watching Gator football games. He wavered temporally when he
attended Florida State in Tallahassee, but with appropriate nurturing and
encouragement he is a dyed-in-the-wool Gator fan.
On the other hand, my son Clint was born a Seminole. When he was
about 9 years old I got him a Gator shirt for Christmas, and as I handed it
t6 him he looked me right in the eye and said, "Daddy, this would make a
god gift for somebody." I am sure he never wore the shirt.
Tamara, my daughter, was more interested in horses and riding with me
in the rodeo parades as a little girl, but now she is a devoted Seminole fan,
just like her little brother.
T finally got one honest Gator fan when my daughter Genie graduated
from University of Florida, but out of four children and two stepchildren
oply Dane and Genie are,,Gator fans. The rest are Seminole fans, and that is
terrible thingto happen to aGator dad.
You must understand what Gator fans go through during the football
season. We call it the Gator disease because there were years and years and
years, until Steve Superior showed up, that Florida had a pretty pathetic
football program so Gator fans suffered immensely.
During the four years I was in Vet School, Florida only won two junior
varsity football games. They lost all football games, all the basketball
games and all the baseball games at Auburn.
However; during my tenure, Steve Spurrier kicked the famous field
goal that beat Auburn at Florida. Six of my classmates and I had driven
dcwn to Gainesville, and we witnessed that momentous event that endeared
Spurrier to us for the rest of our lives.
.; At that time we had no idea what he had in store for us in the future,
but being a Gator fan is a terrible thing for us because we take losing so
badly. I was talking to Miles Judah, a local pharmacist, and he said the way
he handled it has always been to record the games and watch the tape if
they won.
I talked to Dr. Slade Hayman at the bank on Friday, and he has Gator
disease, too, but apparently he toughs it out because he said he stays right
there in front of the TV and watches win, lose or draw.
SMy sister, Beth Clark, who teaches school in Zolfo, on the other hand,
watches the game but runs back and forth to the porch if things start going
bad. I don't know whether she smokes anymore. She said she quit, but his-
torically she would turn the volume down, go out on the back porch, light
a cigarette and hide there until the Gators had the ball again.
: I developed a deep passion or hate for Notre Dame over the years
because when I was a student at Auburn it was possible to get a Notre Dame
fcjotball game on TV any time and anywhere in the country. I could only get
my precious Gators on the radio occasionally.
SThen Steve Spurrier came along and changed all that. Spurrier gave us
seven or eight glorious years when we seldom lost a game and when we did
wjn the game it was frequently a blowout.
This year the Gators had one of the most talented teams I have ever
seen play in The Swamp. They have managed to win some close ones and
squeakers, but now they are playing for a national championship. Frankly I
think they will do well, but it has the potential to be a cardiac event. We
managed to beat South Carolina by a blocked field goal and had some other
really close games. Then we lost to Auburn who subsequently got clob-
bered by Arkanses and Georgia. Talk about an up and down season.
As I watched the Gators dismantle the Ohio State Buckeyes Monday
night I couldn't help but think of that old cliche, "It's not the size of the man
in: the fight, but the size of the fight in the man." THE FINAL SCORE 41-
14! and to borrow a line from the late Jackie Gleason "HOW SWEET,
IT IS!"



Comngs I um


Ausi Grwes ene


Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, Jan. 30th &
Saturday, Feb. 3rd
Join us for the
Grand Opening of our
Garden Center at our
new location.


Our Garden Center will be located at
1329 US I-wy 17 North, Wauchula
(old Miller's Computer building, north of Farm Credit)
863.773.4450 1:11c


Youth Soccer

Register Now!
Season Dates: January 29th-March 17th

All registrations must be turned in to the
front desk of the Hardee County branch
YMCA by the deadline. Registration
information can be found on-line at
www.sarasola-ymca.org under Hardee
County Branch. Program fees must be paid at time
of registration by check, cash, or credit card.

Fees: Members $30.00 Non-members $60.00

If you have any questions call
Tyrone Roman, Youth Sports Director at., .


We are proud to introduce to out our new personal trainer, Jessica Spas.
She is a native of central Florida and graduated from the Universiti of Florida
with a degree in exercise & sports science.
Jessica interned at the YMCA.


PROGRAM SCHEDULE 2006/2007
DAY & TIME CLASS AGE GROUP INSTRUCTOR
Monday
2:15 3:00 PM Kiderscise K 6th Grade Melanie
5:00 6:00 PM Kickboxing Adult Juanita
6:00 7:00 PM Step & Sculpt Adult Sandy
Tuesday
9:30 10:00 AM HOPE of Hardee Adults Tyrone/Donna
10:15 -11:00 AM Low Impact & Stretch Adults Donna
2:15- 3:00 PM Pilates Adults Donna
3:00 4:00 PM Boxing K, 1"', 2d Grade Tyrone
4:00 5:00 PM Karate K-6" Jack
5:15 6:00 PM Tiny Tumbles 3yr K Amanda
6:00 7:00 PM Step Aerobics & Body Sculpt Adults Juanita
6:00 7:30 PM Gymnastics K-2nd Amanda

Wednesday
4:00 5:00 PM Mix Dance K- 6 Grade Kalee
6:00 7:00 PM Step & Sculpt Adult Sandy
Thursday
9:30 10:00 AM HOPE of Hardee Adults Tyrone/Donna
10:15 11:00 AM Low Impact & Stretch Adults Donna
3:00 4:00 PM Tumble K, 1', 2"n Kalee
4:00 5:00 PM Cheer 3d, 4th, 5th Kalee
6:00 7:00 PM Step Aerobics & Body Sculpt Adult Juanita
6:00 7:30 PM Gymnastics 3"'-8" Grade Amanda
7:00 8:00 PM Adult Karate Adult (14yrs. & above) Jack
Friday
3:00 4:00 PM Tumble 3rd, 4th, 5h Grade Kalee
4:00 5:00 PM Cheer K, 1"', 2nd Grade Kalee
6:00 7:00 PM Aerobics Adults Juanita
Saturday
10:00 12:00 PM Gymnastics 8h-12'h Grade Amanda


Hardee County Family YMCA

6 10 W. Orange Ave. Wauchula


773-6445 www.sarasota-ymca.org


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munity Development at 773-6349.:
Applications are available at the
office, in the Courthouse Annex at
412 W. Orange St., Room 201,
Wauchula, or on the office's,Web
site at www.hardeecounty.net.
Some may remember the office
as the government department that'
teamed up with various volunteer
organizations during Hurricane
Charley to help rebuild homes that
were lost.
"We combined efforts with
Mennonites and many other volun-
teers, and together rebuilt 76
homes," said Janet Gilliard, direc-
tor of the Hardee County Office of
Community Development.
The program has been running
since 1992, and only really blos-:
somed during the hurricanes, where
it was able to help out many Hardee
County residents.
"We are so pleased to have come
so far in such a short amount of
time," Gilliard said."
A small man can be just as
exhausted as a great man.


Gymnastics Beginning Jan. 9L'
Tuesdays,
Tiny Tumbles 5:15-6:00 pm (7 students per class)
K-2nd Grade 6:00-7:00 pm (8 per class)
Thursday:
3"-8" Grade 6:00-7:30 pm (20 per class)
Saturday:
8h-12' Grade 10am-12 pm (12 per class)

Instructor Amanda Justice
Cost of the programs
Tiiy Tumbles
$15 for members $30 for non members
All other classes
$25 for members $50 for non members


Grand Opening

January 30th


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8A The Herald-Advocate, January 11, 2007


| 'A large stained glass window inside the Boat Restaurant.
Overall view of Solomon's Castle southwest of Ona.


Howard Soloman Is King County To Revise Fire Assessments


By SUE ANN CARPENTER
For The Herald-Advocate
King of the castle, Howard
Solomon has always been a
Renaissance man in search of cre-
ative solitude. Solomon's Castle
Southwest of Ona is the expression
of his artistic soul.
Built by his own hand, the exte-
rior is of The Herald-Advocate's
discarded printing plates. Inside the
castle, Solomon entertains with
endless, silly puns as he guides you
through galleries of his found-
object art.
There are more than 80 stained
glass windows as a backdrop -
containing nursery rhymes, light-
houses, mammals, candles, etc.
His lightning-quick wit and pro-
lific creativity showcase his multi-
tude of discarded-junk sculptures.
Some examples are a grouper
made of beer can bottoms, and 50
pounds of coat hangers transformed
into a giraffe, penguin, unicorn, etc.
There's an elephant made of seven
oil drums with clam-shell toes.
Manatee ribs from Peace River cre-
ate the tusks.
The six-sided room has a 240-
-pound three-sided door. The walls
contain painted wood-scrap mon-
tages in the style of masterpieces
by Modigliani and Picasso.
A skilled metal crafter, Solomon
has used recycled objects like
gears, brake shoes, cylinder heads
and other car parts to create his
humorous sculptures:


A self-taught artist, Solomon
made his first wood inlay at age
nine. He was born and raised in
New York and moved to Florida in
1956. He said, "I was born an artist
and my arthritis chased me to
Florida."
In the 60s he owned two art gal-
leries in the Bahamas and one in
Miami. Later he decided to consol-
idate, downsize, and dream a new
dream. Outside Ona, Solomon orig-
inally purchased 40 acres, and over
the years it has increased to 90
acres.
He said, "I've seen the cost of
land run originally from $350 an
acre to $10,000 for the last piece I
purchased. My only regret was that
in'72 when I bought this swamp-
land and decided to build, I let the
local lumberyard talk me into not
elevating it more. I should have
made the castle taller. I have
worked on it off and on for 14
years. When I saw the ads for the
printing plates, I thought they'd
work fine because I always liked
the look of Airstreams. They're
very malleable and easily nailed
over plywood and tar paper."
After Solomon's 'wife died in
1972, he lost himself in the con-
struction and kept his hands busy.
"Then a friend of my daughter's
friend's mom -- a nurse came to
take stained glass lessons . and
wouldn't leave. That was Queen
Peggy who became my plant man-
ager. She's in charge of the land-


Inside Out
By Chip Ballard


TWO-THOUSAND-SOMETHING?
It doesn't seem that long ago that I sat in my desk by the window on
the first floor of the big building at Zolfo Springs Elementary School,
watching Mrs. Woods diagram sentences on the blackboard.
In those days Zolfo Elementary School consisted of two parts: the "lit-
tle building," which housed grades one, two and three, and the "big build-
ing" right next door for grades four, five and six. When we kids finally
made it to the big building, we had "arrived," and not only were we taught
proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation; we were convinced those skills
mattered.
If Mrs. Woods' spirit should revisit Earth, and while here she peeks
into someone's computer at e-mail communications, she will be stunned by
the glaring absence of any attempt at proper usage, even by educated men
and women who know better.
She'll be appalled that anyone educated beyond the sixth grade would
write something like, "hi jane how was your Xmas mine was fine ... pleez
come by the house cuz i have sumthing 4 u ... did u c chuck he shaved his
head. lol."
Of course, it has been a few full moons ago that I was privileged
(though I didn't know it then) to be in Mrs. Woods' class and learn the now
lost art of diagramming sentences. No one could have foreseen the
immense changes in the brave new world that lay just around the bend.
We ultra-mod children of the 1950s who witnessed the invention of
television and the rise of Elvis Presley, who studied in Mr. Stevens' science
class the inventions of Thomas Edison and George Washington Carver,
honestly believed there was nothing left to invent. We could not in our
wildest imaginations envision such soon-to-come, common household
items as hair dryers, microwave ovens, or computers.
Nor could we imagine a time as distant in the future as ... what is the
new year we've just been hurdled into ... 2000-something?
I remember watching Mrs. Woods write the date on the blackboard:
April 14, 1957. It was my birthday. I was40-years-old. I tried to imagine
what the world might be like in the year 200D, but it would not compute. I
honestly believed, as did most of my pals, that the world as we knew it
would not last that long. Before then the plpet would be blown up with
bombs like the ones we heard about that fell in Japan, or Jesus would come
back to Earth to claim His people.
Well, Jesus still hasn't come, except to take up residency in individual
hearts, and planet Earth still spins on through space. But we kids were part-
ly right: the world as we knew it then no longer exists.
There are times I wish I was 10 again. But when I look around at the
world 10-year-olds are growing up in, with XXX-rated rap music (if you
can call it music), out-of-control mega-violent filth-spewing movies and
TV shows, ahd national discrimination against God, I think that, if I had a
choice, I'd stay where I am. Today's kids will never know the thrill of expe-
riencing the magic of the first TV to come to town and the excitement of
gathering in the afternoons at the only house that had it to watch "Lassie,"
"Rin Tin Tin," "Sky King," "Howdy-Doody" and "The Honeymooners" -
or to be there during, the birth pangs of rock & roll and hear Elvis Presley
sing "That's All Right, Mama" and "Hound Dog" for the first time.
Sometimes I wonder what the world will be like in the year 3000. But
that's a long, long way away, a time so distant in the future I can't imagine
it. If Mother Earth is still spinning, won't she be sucked as dry as a prune?'
Now I'll reign myself back into the right-now and wish you a happy .
what is the number of the new year? Two-thousand-something?


scaping," Solomon said.
The Boat in the Moat, also built
by the artist, is a 60-foot replica of
a sixteenth-century Spanish gal-
leon. It took four years to complete
and houses the Castle's restaurant.
It seats 250 and is often reserved
for parties and special occasions
because the staff says, "you dream
it we'll do it."
Solomon's son-in law Dean
operates the restaurant. Sandwich-
es, salads and entrees are reason-
ably priced. Only closed on Mon-
days, their hours are 11 a.m. to 4
p.m.
"My daughter Alane runs a store
in Arcadia, but is the chef here.
She's always been my right hand.
She and her brother Ricky, who
now lives in Mississippi, were 10
and 15 when we moved here and
started building," Solomon said.
"We have a total of five kids:
hers, mine and ours: My stepsons
live in Minnesota and Tennessee.
Our youngest is 20, and we refer to
him as Prince Benjamin Reilly
Solomon, heir apparent to the cas-
tle. Alane had two girls and a boy.
Our grandkids are Julie, the
youngest schoolteacher in the state
of Florida, who teaches at Avon
Park. She was the youngest to grad-
uate USF, and she'll receive her
Master's in May at age 22. Cole,
20, is taking EMT training and
Hope is 15, attending both high
school and communi--College.
She plans to attend Edison
Community College in January,"
Solomon said.
The castle grounds were
designed by his queen, Peggy. "He
told me I was 'Plant Manager.'
Whatever I planted, I had to take
care of. I probably overdid it. I love
this location. It is so tranquil,"
Peggy Solomon said.
When visiting, take time to walk
the grounds to view whimsical
sculpture nestled amidst tropical
flowers and foliage. Then cross the.
drawbridge over the moat and walk
along an eight-minute nature trail
where you'll spot wildlife like tur-
tles, alligators and otters amidst
majestic oaks draped with Spanish
moss, palmettos, cypress and wil-
low along scenic Horse Creek.
There is even a special Blue
Moon Room at Solomon's Castle.
After climbing to the top of the
stairway to the stars, there is an
efficiency apartment on the top
floor. Tiki lamps and the sounds of
the Florida swamp create an en-
chanting, romantic overnight or
weekend at $99 per night. Two
additional bed, and breakfast units
are nearing completion at their
Horse Creek Life House.
Visit the gift shop and get an
.autographed copy of Solomon's lat-
est endeavor. This book for $12.95
is a humorous glimpse of his per-
sonality. Based on his grandfather's
stories, it tells the family's history
in Czarist Russia. To escape-
Siberia, his grandfather Sam
Udalevich hid in a manure wagon
to Poland. Later he married a
butcher woman named Hannah
who'd also immigrated to Poland.
Together with their kids, they
stowed away packed in crates of
animal kidneys headed to London.
When the family finally made it to
Ellis Island in 1905, their name was
changed to Solomon.
King Solomon's nature is to fol-
low his dreams. He always sees the
humor in life while making castles,
boats, art, and magical statements.
Be sure to allot half a fun-filled day
to get your creative juices flowing.
Solomon's Castle is closed on
Monday. Tours are 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. and cost $10 for adults and $4
for children. Credit cards are not
accepted. Solomon's Castle is lo-
cated at 4533 Solomon Road in
Ona (8.45 miles south of SR 64).
Call 863-494-6077 or go to
www.solomonscastle.com


Of His Castle In Ona


will be provided, said Ayala.
In approving the request, com-
missioners noted there were no
problems at last year's celebration
despite the detours and construc-
tion on U.S. 17, and the property
was properly fenced for the event.
accepted a $25,000 state
grant to help prepare the school
facilities element of the county's
Comprehensive Land Use Plan as
required under State Bill 360. The
work group preparing it includes
members from the School Board
staff and all three municipalities,
said Nick Staszko, county director
of planning and development, who
is coordinating the impact fee-relat-
ed study with the Central Florida
Regional Planning Council.
approved a large user waste
water agreement between the coun-
ty and Pine Cone Mobile Home
Park.
heard a report form a trio of
4-H Ambassadors on their activi-
ties.
Nine-year member Catherine
Polk said there are four two clubs,
bringing the total of 4-H clubs in
the county to 13. They have 297
members and 74 adults in the 4-H
programs.


Ten-year member Lauren Rauler-
son spoke on upcoming events in
public speaking, music, dance and
other competitions. Local winners
at the March 23 competition at First.
United Methodist Church will
advance to the district competition
which Hardee will host May 5 at
Zolfo Springs Elementary Schools.
From there, district leaders are
selected to go to the state 4-H
Congress at the University of
Florida in Gainesville the end of
July. The week-long event includes
leadership training an competition
with this year's theme Improving
Life Around The World. Executive
Board meetings and other 4-H
activities keep a lot of youth
involved, said Raulerson.
The March 4-H Day At The
Capitol where 4-Hers watch the
legislature in action is also exciting.
This year they hope to have at least
200 attend, enough to hold hands
across the Capitol.
Eight-year 4-H member Kaylee
Brummett concluded the presenta-
tion by talking about work with the
county Health Department and oth-
ers to teach younger students about
healthy, quick and easy snacks and
other intermediate 4-H community
events.


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
CountyvWide fire assessments
may change by next year, adding
pole barns, steel buildings and
vacant lots to the assessment rolls.
The Hardee County Commission
has authorized a $49,000 update
study of the county's fire assess-
ment program. A Small County
Technical Assistance Program
grant of $8,000 will help with the
cost.
Currently, residential property
owners pay $108 annually for fire
assessment, unless they have been
approved for a hardship financial
exception. There are proportional
costs for mobile homes and three
tiers for commercial developments.
During its meeting last week,
commission members raised ques-
tions on how to more equitably
decide fire assessments, noting that
fires in pole barns, vacant lands and
steel buildings require the same
service that a home or business
does.
County Manager Lex Albritton
said the study would be based on
case law in determining assessment
recommendations but definitions
would be an important part of it.
For instance, "what is a pole barn?
Does a pump shed qualify? How do
you decide to assess vacant land, by
parcel or individual ownership?"
Phase I of the study should be
completed by May and ready for
commission review before its July
budget discussions as which pro-
posed rate changes effective 2007
could be approved.
The commission also briefly con-
sidered its bonding options to pay
for road improvements and other
projects. Albritton asked that they
wait until he hires the financial
consultant for which he has adver-
tised. "He will look at the Capital
Improvement Plan, jail expansion,
roads and other infrastructure and
how best to pay for it."
An architect is working on major
renovations for the jail, estimated at
$4 million and an expansion, said
Albritton.
In other action, the commission:
approved accepting a
$14,009 emergency management
training grant. The focus is on con-.
tinuity of planning for a panderiiic
flu exercise involving health
providers, the Fire-Rescue Depart-
ment, law enforcement and the
public in a seminar to educate
everyone how to react if such a flu
reaches this area. Agri-terrorism is
another area of concern, agreed
Rich Shepard, director of
Emergency Management.
approved an interlocal agree-
ment with Polk County to share
costs on the badly needed milling
and resurfacing of 4.23 miles of
County Line Road west of Bereah
Road. The road will be 22 feet
wide. Hardee County may do some
of the shoulder work, reshaping
ditches, mulch and sod for credit
toward its half of the $924,287 esti-
mated cost. Work may begin by
February, said county Public Works
Director J.R. Prestridge, who said
the road was eroding from heavy
truck traffic causing potholes
which allow ground water to seep
into the road base and destroy it.
held a public hearing and
approved a request to close an
alleyway in Ona. Wauchula Gro-
ceries LLC recently bought the Jim
Platt store which has an alleyway
between the store and its parking
lot. The county has property south
of the store but has other access to
it, said county right-of-way agent
Dawn Stark.
approved waiver of the open
container ordinance from noon to 8
'p.m. on Feb. 18. Sponsor Robert
'Ayala said the 15th anniversary cel-
ebration of WAUC Radio Station
will be held at Cielito Lindo, 2347
U.S. 17 South, about a mile north
of Zolfo Springs. Alcohol will not
be served until 1 p.m. and security
(off-duty law enforcement officers)


Pioneer Creek RV News.
By Edna Bell & Wanda Brown

CHAPEL Weightman.
Chapel had 104 people in atten- Bowling for Dec. 27: John Posey
dance. Pastor Jim Williams spoke had high game of 203 and he also
on the healing of the paralytic: they had high series of 549. Edna Bell
had come, they heard the Word, had high series of 436. Bowling is
they saw a miracle and they glori- held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at
fied God. the Wauchula bowling alley.
Ushers were Don and Yvonne PEOPLE OF THE WEEK
MacDonald and Jim and Annella Park managers are Jack and Judy
Aurand. Special music by the Green. They came to us from
Chapel Choir, they sang "Heavenly Indiana and West Texas, but their
Sunshine" and "Only Believe." home base is Arkansas. They have
Fellowship was also Sunday, host- been married for six years and have
ed by Ray and Ruth Gunn. Com- five children between them. Our
union will be conducted the first park is the first one that Jack has
Sunday of each month. managed, but Judy has managed
NEWS OF INTEREST parks all over Florida.
We hope everyone had a safe This is their second season here
and a happy new year. Our New and they say this is the friendliest
Year's Eve Dance was well attend- park around. They both enjoy their
ed. Everyone had a good time danc- job and meeting the people from all
ing, reveling and eating, of course. around the United States, Canada
A lot of the holiday travelers are and wherever. They are also work-
returning to Florida now, we pray ing managers, not just delegating
they have a safe trip and hope they all the work to others. Judy said this
don't bring any bugs back with is her home and she wants it to look
them. Fern Flynn is now recuperat- nice. She is thankful so many good
ing in the Wauchula hospital long- people live here. We are lucky to
term care unit. have them as managers and friends.
SHUFFLEBOARD COMING EVENTS
On Dec. 30 at Avon Paik Lou On Jan. 20 the shufflers will
Faulkner took fourth in main, and have a ham and egg breakfast from
Bob Hoskins and Mamie Morton 7:30 till 9. This is a great breakfast,
tok third in consolation, so please be sure to attend. Also
\ GAMES on Jan. 20, at 5 we will have a
Euchre on Dec. '27: first, Norb spaghetti dinner, this is also a great
Sta g; second, Heb Bell; third, meal. Jan. 21 will be our ice cream
Plph Wine and Dick Reno. Loners social. Dan Schall will be with us
was Herb Bell and low was Shirley after the social.



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The Sutton family are life time residents of Hardee county, and we felt that
there was a service needed here in our community. We opened this business
to provide the families with quality service that is ALWAYS dependable. We
work hard to assure that each and every family is treated as part of our own.
We help families at one of the hardest and most trying times that they face
in their lives. Sutton Monuments and Cemetery Service vorks hard along
the side of some of the local funeral homes, with the grave and graveside
service. We provide quality care to those at the time of the service and for
many years after. The Sutton family hopes that this year is a blessed
New Year for your family. Thank you to all those families and funeral homes
who put their trust in Sutton Monuments and Cemetery Service.

212 West Main Street
O863O 73 U625 Wauchula, Florida 33873
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Front of boat at Solomon's Castle-Ii
Front of boat at Solomon's Castle


King Solomon and his Queen Peggy on the path to Solomon's Castle.


COURTESY PHOTOS
Stained-glass windowed room of wire hanger sculptures: giraffe, unicorn, polar bear.


Elephant made of oil drums, with clam shell toes and manatee ribs for tusks at Solomon's Castle.


Solomon with a newly created Modigliani-style painted wood montage in his large workshop.


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Letter To The Editor

Wanda Gunn Is Recovering

Well From 2004 Accident


Dear Editor:
-; My name is Wanda Carol Gunn.
I used to own the Ivy Room on 9th
Ave. in Wauchula on the north end
of the Tommy Bostick building.
SOn May 23, 2004, a group ,of
motorcycle riders rode up to Dade
City for lunch. I rode.a 1200 Harley
Davidson Custom. Jimmy rode his
' 1450 Harley Davidson Standard.
: He rode in front of me. On the
Sway back to Fort Meade outside of
Lakeland, I drove through some
gravel, my tires lost traction so I
drove in the right hand ditch.
Driving out of the ditch I hit a big
2 hole or big rock and came to a dras-
tic halt and went flying over my
handle bars and windshield and
landed face down, and my face.
shield from my full face shield hel-
met popped off.
;A lady stopped to help me.
Jimmy ahead of me looked in his
i~irrors and no Wanda, so he came
back to find me. He said when he
rolled me over, I gasped for air. So
he called the sheriff's department
and told them to send an ambu-
tlnce. They called a helicopter to
come so they flew me to Lakeland
Regional Hospital.
I then was rolled into the operat-
ifig room. I had blood in all four
Ventricals, so Dr. Michael Campa-
nielli bored a hole in my skull and
Dr. Olu Sobowale attached a
drainage tube and threaded it to my
stomach for drainage.
SI was in a coma five weeks and
-ihduced semi-coma state four
.weeks. When I got better I was dis-
,charged and went home to Pat
Jones, who .works at PRECo. She
was married to my brother Hugh C.
Jones Jr. I wrote him a letter and
said we moved to 1031 Morgan
Grice Road at Charlie Creek
Village.
I was good for a year then I
caught intestinal flu and started
vomiting violently and hurting. Pat
and Jimmy loaded me in a vehicle
and back to Lakeland Regional
Hospital. Dr. Campanelli opened
r e up and gangrene had set in, so
ihe rinsed me out for two hours,
then he removed one-third of my
Stomach, and Dr. Rau did the tube.
'So I stayed at Lakeland Regional
Hospital resort for a long time
again. When I was better I was dis-
charged and back to Pat's house
and back to my wheelchair. Zoom,
zoom! Then I started using a walk-
e
'. Now I walk about a half mile.


twice a day. I am cooking, cleaning
house and doing laundry.
I am still the same old Wanda.
Still a fabulous cook. I went to see
Dr. Campanelli on Dec. 8. He said I
was tough, doing fabulous, choles-
terol down and blood sugar perfect.
Jimmy asked if I could ride a bicy-
cle. He said no, only one of those
old people's tricycles.
Six months later after my second
surgery I had a gall bladder attack
and back to LRH again for more
surgery.
When the doctor put my
drainage tube in he did not put the
tube deep enough so I was pouring
fluid like a faucet. So back to his
office to deaden the area and shove
it deeper. I had to change clothes
six times a day or more and 10
stitches later, home again! Yea! No
hospital.
SsMy doctor bills and hospital bills
Same in excess of $2 million. Our
insurance company loves me! But I
am the same Wanda Gunn, just
thinner.
I was on a diet all the time until
the accident. Now I weigh 117
pounds soaking wet. I wear a 10
petite, look pretty darn good. Even
had my hair dyed red so now I look
like Wanda Gunn.
I hope to go back cooking for the
Hardee County Rotary Club,
American Legion, Kiwanis Club
and Lions Club and Highlands
County Shriners in 2007. I am
going to start cooking first and
catering, too, and make money.
We have a condemned mobile
home on our half acre, so Jimmy
will finish remodeling our home.
He has finished the kitchen and
now is going to start on the living
room. I have all new cabinets, new
floor, new gas stove and new
refrigerator and will soon have a
new living room suite, a freshly
painted living room and new
drapes.
I went to see Dr. Campanelli
Dec. 8. He said I was perfect
healthwise. Adult tricycles 'cost
over $400 and up to $1,300, so if
you know if someone has one for
sale, call my house at 863-773-
0002 or my cell phone at 863-773-
7927.
People who know me, come see
me or come out for supper. I am a
trained chef. I also used to do cos-
metology daily. Call, me or come
see me.
Wanda Gunn
1031 Morgan Grice Rd.
Charlie Creek Village


COURTESY PHOTO
jimmy and Wanda Gunn live at Charlie Creek Village.


A aY PN GO IE


Q: Are there tricks to make it
easier to start eating smaller por-
tions at home where there is plen-
ty of food?
A: Yes. Experiment with some
of these ways people have learned
to eat more appropriate portions
and see what might work best for
you. If you control how much food
is prepared and find that there is
always more than is really needed,
try cutting back on the amount you
fix, especially on the foods you are
trying to limit. If you don't want
extras to take for lunch or freeze for
a future meal, you'll save money
and face less temptation. If you cur-
rently put serving bowls on the
table, consider keeping food off the
table so you have to get up to get
any second portions. Simply not
having a bowl of food right in front
of your eyes and the need to make
an extra effort to get more is often
enough to help you reconsider.
Try starting off with portions
about 10 to 25 percent smaller than
usual. Studies suggest that we are
often satisfied with less than we
think we need. Some people fihd it
easier to take smaller portions if
they use a slightly smaller plate.
Others find that if they fill their
plates with a large portion of veg-
etables or salad, it makes it easier to
take smaller portions of everything
else. Allow for the possibility of
going 'back for seconds if you are
really hungry, but if you wait just a
few minutes in between, you may
be surprised at how often that per-
ceived need for more passes quick-
ly away. Many people also note that
when they eat more slowly and
focus on really tasting their food,
they are satisfied with smaller
amounts. ,
Q: Can people who need to
avoid gluten now assume that if
there's not a warning, the food is
safe? ;
A: Not completely. The Food
Allergen Labeling Law and Con-
sumer Protection Act (FALCPA)
requires that almost all foods
labeled after Jan. 1, 2006, contain-
ing an ingredient that is or contains
protein from one of the eight major
food allergens must identify such
substances either within or just after
the list of ingredients on the label.
Fresh fruits and vegetables and
highly refined oils are exempt from
this rule, but they wouldn't contain
gluten anyway.
However, although this law
requires identification of anything
that contains wheat, even in small
amounts in coloring, flavoring or
spices, it does not require the listing
of the other less common sources of
gluten. Make sure you also check
the list of ingredients for barley,
rye, malt, triticale and spelt (which
is technically a form of wheat).
Work is still in progress on creating
a legal definition for use of the term
"gluten free" on food labels.
Q: If beans like kidney and
garbanzo beans are good sources
of protein, does this include bean
sprouts?
A: No. A half-cup of mung bean
sprouts supplies only one to two
grams of protein. A half-cup serving
of most dried beans supplies about
seven grams of protein, about equal
to the protein in one ounce of meat
or poultry. Enjoy sprouts for the
crunch they add to salads and stir-
fries, but don't rely on them as. a
source of protein or minerals fo('a
"meatless meal." '
The FDA has issued health advi-
sories about eating raw bean
sprouts due to occasional illness
from E. coli or Salmonella. Raw
sprouts pose the most danger to
children, the elderly and others with
weaker immune systems. Sprouts
that have been thoroughly cooked
dt not seem to pose a risk.
Q: How concerned should I be
about inflammation throughout
the body and cancer risk?


Colton & Kayla Albritton would like to introduce their

new baby brother Cayden Robert Albritton.

Cayden was born
on 11-29-06,
weighing in at
9 lbs. 1 oz. and
~R* "l was 23 inches long.
I( I The children's parents
are Robby and Sherry
Albritton.
Paternal Grandparents
are Cline and Vickie
Albritton of
Zolfo Springs.
S- Maternal Grandparents
are Bill and Fran
McMillan of Okeechobee.





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A: Certain proteins produced in
the body can be measured in the
blood and seem to be indicators of
what is called systemic (whole
body) inflammation. Higher levels
of these markers are linked with
greater risk of cancer, heart disease
and diabetes. Scientists now consid-
er atherosclerosis ("hardening of
the arteries") as an inflammatory
process; inflammatory cells have
been found in the fatty plaque that
builds up in arteries. Inflammation
also seems to increase opportunities
for cells to become cancerous, and
then makes it easier for cancer cells
to grow and spread.
However, this concern about
inflammation will not require you
to take on any new steps to protect
your health; it just gives more rea-
son to do what The American
Institute for Cancer Research al-
ready advises. This includes reach-
ing and maintaining a healthy
weight, because fat cells enlarge
and secrete substances that stimu-
late inflammation.
A plant-based diet with plenty of
vegetables, fruits, whole grains and
beans provides many antioxidant
vitamins and phytochemicals that
protect cells from free radical dam-
age that leads to inflammation.
Keep a healthy balance of omega-3
and omega-6 fats by eating two
servings a week of fish high in
omega-3 fat (such as Alaskan
salmon and white albacore tuna) or
other good sources of omega-3 fat
(including flaxseed and walnuts),
and choosing healthful monounsat-
iiated fats, such as olive and canola
oils instead of vegetable oils that
are mainly polyunsaturated fat.
Finally, exercising regularly helps,
too.
: Q: How can reduced-fat pea-
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as regular peanut butter?
SA: Peanut butter is one of the
foods, as are some cookies, where
products with lower fat content may
contain more sugar and other
sources of calories to maintain fla-
vor and texture. In many other
foods, such as milk and cheese, cut-
ting fat does reduce calorie content.
If you are cutting fat as a weight-
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Because peanut butter contains a
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fat is not nearly as beneficial as
looking for lower fat cheese, ice
cream, meat, and other sources of
saturated fat and only eating small
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Q: Is turbinado sugar more
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well as other 'Asian diets. The
Japanese reliance on protein
sources low in saturated fat, such as
fish and soybeans, also promotes
good health. Other tips we can copy
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tural tradition of limited portion
sizes, smaller and less frequent
desserts, and flavoring food without
relying on lots of added fat. We can
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of eating.
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soy sauce and related flavorings
and frequent use of salted fish
would be better not to copy,
because excess sodium raises risk
of high blood pressure and possibly
stomach cancer.
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great source of vitamin C. What
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oblong, with five deep ribs running
its length. The name "star fruit"
comes from the shape of the slices
when it's cut crosswise. Star fruit
can be used in fruit or vegetable sal-
ads, or eaten on its own. Its citrus
flavor can vary from sweet to quite
tart, so don't give up if you don't
like the first one you try.
When ripe, star fruit is juicy and
fragrant, with a texture like a crisp
apple. Green-tinged fruit needs
more ripening, but those with a
bright, golden yellow are ready to
be eaten. The thin skin needn't be
peeled just wash and slice. Star
fruit is an excellent source of vita-
min C. One medium fruit, a little
less than one cup sliced, provides
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Thursday, January 11, 2007


PAGE ONE


Wildcats Whip



Pirates 53-45


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It was a nice way to start the new
year ....... .... .. .
The Hardee Wildcats reversed
tallies on the Braden River Pirates
to open the "second season" with a
victory. Hardee first played this
team Nov. 20 without a motley mix
of varsity and JV players before
football season was over.
But, football players now avail-
able, and tough holiday tournament
games to sharpen them, Hardee
took the Pirates seriously and put
the district record on the winning
track. Hardee hosts district compe-
tition Feb. 5-10.
The 'Cats played at Sebring on
Tuesday and get a visit from top-
seed DeSoto tomorrow (Friday).
Games in the next two weeks
against three other district oppo-
nents could improve Hardee rank-
ings even more.
Next week's games are at Avon
Park on Tuesday and Lake Region
on Friday.
SIn Friday's game, Hardee won
the opening tip-off, but Braden
River got the first hoops by juniors
Mike Egluff and Mike Romero. An
Arnold Louis free throw got
Hardee on the board at the 7-
minute mark, and he shortly stole
the ball and raced down the court to
score, making it a 4-3 game. Soph
Andrew Raunthur canned a three to
put Braden River up 6-3.
The scrappy Braden River team
caught fire, with Romero and Kal
Almadan hitting back-to-back shots
before Hardee got on track. When
Weston Palmer nailed a three, it
started Hardee on the comeback
trail, but the 'Cats were still trailing
13-7 as the first period ended.'
The Wildcats played a different
second period. A Tyrone Pace steal
and a three-point shot by Pete
Solis got them going. Palmer fed
St. Fort inside, Louis rebounded a
Palmer shot and St. Fort rebounded
a Louis shot. When Palmer was
fouled and hit both ends of a one-
and-one, Hardee had cut the Pirate
lead to 16-15. When Louis grabbed
a defensive rebound and went all
the way to give Hardee the lead,
Braden River called time out.
Lady Momentum had definitely
switched sides. A Marwin Sim-
mons steal led to a three-pointer by
Jermaine King and Olnel Virgile
went baseline for a deuce. He hit
another and Pace dropped a pair of
foul shots in the hoop. By halftime,
Hardee had a 30-21 advantage.
That widened to 40-28 in the
defensive third stanza as everyone
got into the game. Postene
Louisjeune and Solis had assists
and saves to keep Hardee in the
game and relieve starters. Despite
Braden River's best efforts, Hardee


stayed in front. Braden River made
it 49-42 at the 2-minute mark, but
King drove the lane and St. Fort hit
clutch free throws to make the final
score 53-45.
The Pirates had a pair of players
in double-digits. Romero had 11
and Almadani 10 points.
For Hardee, Louis topped all
scorers with 20 points. Bothered by
a sore foot, St. Fort had an unchar-
acteristic nine points. Palmer and
King each had seven points, Virgile
six and Pace four. Louisjeune, Josh
Jackson, Kierre Cook and Solis
didn't put points on the board but
helped with steals, assists and
defensive pressure.
"They came out on fire. They had
beat us at their place and knew we
had different players. They put up a
pretty good effort for a school with
no seniors yet. Our seniors may
have given up the win," said head
coach Vance Dickey. The win
places Hardee either third or fourth
in the district standings, behind
DeSoto and Sarasota Booker, and
about even with Palmetto, but
ahead of Sebring, Avon Park and
Braden River.
Dickey had also scheduled
Hardee to play in Saturday's Amare
Stoudemire Hardwood Classic at
the Lakeland Center, where focus
was on the host Kathleen and Lake
Wales. Hardee was assigned the
4:30 game against IMG Pendleton,
a Bradenton private academy
which features a traveling team,
plus A and B squads. Which Hardee
would face was unknown.
The 'Cats struggled early against
Pendleton, which raced out to an
18-7 lead at the end of the first
quarter, while Hardee could not
find its shooting range, even from
the free-throw line, where they
were just 8-for-27.
Perhaps not used to the cav-
ernous setting and lack of back-
drops such as walls, Hardee also
had difficulty hitting the hoop. "We
just never got on track. We couldn't
get any rhythm. Our shots were ter-
rible," summarized Dickey of his
team's 58-46 loss.
"We cut the lead to 10 in the third
quarter and then hit another dead
period and the lead stretched out
again. We started man-to-man, then
went to zone but they had an
answer for either defense. It just
wasn't our day," Dickey concluded.
Pendleton hit seven treys.
Jameson Tipping put a dozen points
in the hole. Conrad Fitzgerald
added 10 and Paulius Baletorees
had 11.
For Hardee, the high scorers
were Louis and King with a dozen
points apiece. St. Fort added eight,
and Palmer and Virgile each had
seven. Hardee was without Pace,
Solis and Alex Flores, so had little
relief when fatigue set in.


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
The Wildcats defeated a scrappy Braden River squad on Friday evening. In front row (left to right) are manager Daniel Boehm,
Kierre Cook, Pete Solis, Josh Jackson, Marwin Simmons, Weston Palmer and Postene Louisjeune; in back, head coach Vance
Dickey and mascot two-year-old Morgan Marie Dickey, Tyrone Pace, Arnold Louis, Mark St. Fort, Olnel Virgile, Jermaine King and
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Living


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Adam Newman & Lizzy Allan

Lizzy Allan & Adam

Newman Are Engaged


Deborah Allan of Bradenton
announces the engagement of her
daughter, Elizabeth Marie Allan, to
Spencer Adam Newman, the son of
Donna and Wayne Newman of
Bowling Green.
The bride-elect is a 2004 gradu-
ate of Palmetto High School. She is
currently employed at the Wal-Mart
store in Wauchula.


The prospective groom attended
Hardee Senior High School and is
currently employed as a supervisor
with the Hardee Association for
Retarded Citizens in Zolfo Springs.
Plans are being made for an April
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THE PURPLE PEOPLE
I was working at my computer late one night and getting sleepy-when
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help me.
It seems that the purple people of Polymar have a big problem. A
ridiculous notion has taken place in the public mind, a conviction that the
whole universe revolves around them each one of them! The illusion was
not taught in their schools. It simply seems to be part of every infant's con-
sciousness at birth!
The effects of this notion have been disastrous. If a couple, for exam-
ple, planned.to get married, the man, seeing himself as the all-important
center of the universe, could appreciate the woman only to the extent that
she contributed to his own high opinion of himself. The woman felt exact-
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each criminal feels he can commit any crime freely. As the center of the uni-
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Shouldn't society be willing to see such an important person happy and sat-
isfied? Could any personal sacrifice by an average person be too much?
The leaders of the purple people are divided about what to do. One high
official insists that people can overcome such an outlandish idea by simply
being "nice," if they would only try. Other leaders suggest that everyone be
tested by a battery of psychiatrists. Everyone, that is, except himself and
other members of the ruling party.
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puter are getting broken and confused. I'll just have to let you know more
when I find out more about the poor, troubled purple people on far off
Polymar.


Amy Jernigan

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At FSU
Amy Jernigan, the daughter of
James and Barbara Jernigan of
Wauchula, graduated cum laude
from Florida State University on
Dec. 16.
She is a 2003 graduate of Hardee
Senior High School.
Jernigan earned a bachelor of sci-
ence degree in elementary educa-
tion with a 3.6 grade-point average.
Jernigan currently resides in
Tallahassee, where she is employed
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with music provided by the Park-
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Blum will bring the message during
the 11 a.m. service.
Dinner will be in the Fellowship
Hall following the services. Every-
one is invited to the church at 210
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share the good food and fellowship.
Faith Assembly of God will
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University of South Florida in County Commissioners.
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COUPLE OF THE YEAR


COURTESY PHOTO
H-ardee County Employee of the Year Mary Mitchell is flanked by co-workers Lockie Gary and
:Carolyn Wyatt.

Mary Mitchell Honored As

County Employee Of Year


Mary Mitchell, a 21-year county
employee, was recently named the
2006 Employee of the Year.
Each year one county employee
is selected for this honor, and is pre-
sented with the award during the
Christmas party held for all em-
pl6yees of Hardee County. The cel-
febration took place at the Agri-
Civic Center in Wauchula on Fri-
day, Dec. 8.
Mitchell is the extension program
assistant, and works in the County


Extension Office. She was nominat-
ed by her co-workers, County
Extension Director Lockie Gary
and 4-H and Family and Consumer
Science Agent Carolyn Wyatt..
Mitchell has consistently helped
organize and maintain the county 4-
H program. She assists 4-H volun-
teers, members and parents, and
serves the public by answering any
questions about the 4-H program.
Her nomination reads, "She
views situations without bias,
showing impartiality when dealing


Howards Mark


60th Anniversary


Former Wauchulans Dr. and Mrs.
William "Bill" Howard were feted
on their 60th wedding anniversary
on Dec. 28.
Married on Dec. 28,. 1946 at
Trinity United Methodist Church in
Arcadia, the Howards were hon-
ored recently with a family dinner.
They were pleased that their Best
Man, now living in Tallahassee and
Maid of Honor, of Lakeland, were
able to attend the special event held
in the private dining room of the
.Estates of Carpenters.
Also present were their daughter
Suzanne Langford of Lake Juna-
luska, N.C. and son Bert Howard of
Lakeland and their six grandchil-


dren.
Native Floridians, he from
Bradenton and she from Arcadia,
the couple are both graduates of
Florida Southern College, who set-
tled in Wauchula after their mar-
riage. Dr. Howard was an
optometrist here for 53 years and
both he and his wife were active in
civic, community and church activ-
ities here before they retired and
moved to Lakeland in 2003.

The Howards welcome news
from their Wauchula friends. They
can be reached at 1001 Carpenters
Way, Apt. C105, Lakeland, FL
33809.


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with the public."
Mitchell often volunteers outside
of the office to ensure the efficiency
of the 4-H program by attending 4-
H meetings and keeping volunteers
and members informed about new
4-H events.
"She consistently contributes
more than is expected, and comes to
work each day with a good atti-
tude," the nomination letter noted.
Mitchell was chosen for her
expertise, impartiality and consis-
tency.




Fort Green
News
By Amy Davis Brown
781-1321 ftgreen4@strato.net

Congratulations to Anita and
John Keene on the birth of their
grandson, Thomas Black. Thomas
was born on Dec. 30 to proud par-
ents Anthony and Dawn Black.
Traveling to Georgia to welcome
the newest addition were John and
Anita, uncle Brad Keene and great-
grandmother Agnes Grimes.
They returned home last week-
end and are proudly showing off
pictures.
Gulf State Quartet will be host-
ing its annual homecoming at Fort
Green Baptist Church on Saturday,
Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. They will be
joined by various singing groups.
Before the concert begins, the high
school youth of Fort Green Baptist
will be serving a pork dinner in the
fellowship hall. Carryout is at 4
p.m. and dine-in will be at 5 p.m.
All proceeds from the dinner will
go toward the summer youth
retreat.

Married couples are encouraged
to attend the Home Builders series
which begins this coming Monday.
The first session will be held at the
home of Johnmark and Amy Brown
from 7 to 8 p.m. For other dates and
locations or for more information,
please contact Johnmark Brown,
Lee Chancey or Bret Pierstorff.

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can change its color to blend
with its surroundings.
There are some people who
leave impressions not so last-
ing as the imprint of an oar
upon the water.
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We Believe...
In the salvation of the human soul, including the
new birth, and in a subsequent work of God in the
soul, a crisis wrought by faith, where by the heart
is cleansed from all sin and filled with the Holy
Spirit. This gracious experience is retained by
faith as expressed in a constant obedience to God's
revealed will, thus giving us perfect cleansing
moment by moment, (1 John 1: 7-9). We stand for
the Wesleyan position.
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3297 CR 664
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863-245-1753
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P.O. Box 694
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were given to all Seminole Electric employees as holiday gifts, and 28 of the employees opted to
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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
Man Pulling Trailer From Miami
To Canada: Sgt. J. A. Foster, ex-ser-
vice man who says he served with
the Black Highlanders during the
World War, passed through Wau-
chula Wednesday morning en route
from Miami to Hamilton, Ontario.
Foster is pulling a homemade
trailer in which is all his household
goods, his wife, and two rosy-
cheeked children. It took him nine
days to make the 246-mile trip from
Miami to Wauchula, and he says he
will make the trip or die in the
attempt.
Hardee High School Names
Queen Of Berry Festival: The
Hardee County Strawberry Festival
has turned the election of the festi-
val queen over to the agricultural
class, and her election is to be spon-
sored by the senior high school.
Representatives of the four class-
es were elected by the school pupils
yesterday, and prizes will be award-
ed to each of the contestants and a
prize to the class having the win-
ning girl.
Two of the three men who
escaped from the Hardee County
Jail on Christmas night were back
behind bars this week. Sheriff
Dishong posted a $50 reward for
the third, Charles Mobley, whose
arrest is expected soon.
C. Douglas was caught in Plant
City Monday night and C. Gill was
apprehended at his parents' home in
Tampa Tuesday afternoon. This was
the first that anyone has escaped
from the county jail that has been
here for seven years.
50 YEARS AGO
Famed Quartet Comes To Wau-
chula: The South Central Florida
Mutual Concert Association will
begin its first season with a perfor-


mance by the brilliant concert male
quartet, the Chanticleers, in the
Wauchula City Auditorium at 8
p.m. on Thursday.
The Chanticleers, hailed as a
"male quartet extraordinary," have
parted from tradition and are a far
cry from the standard male ensem-
ble. They have been consistently
praised for their wonderful singing
and superb showmanship.
Hardee VFW Post Achieves
Member Goal: The Hardee VFW
post has been honored by the state
department for having achieved a
100 percent membership goal for
the year. It will be given a reflective
road sign as a prize.
The post plans to break ground
for its new home at Bowling Green
within the next few days, according
to Harold Robertson, commander of
the VFW post.

S3/C Owen Hanchey Completes
Courses: Army Specialist Third
Class Owen E. Hanchey, whose
wife Mable lives in Wauchula,
recently graduated from the
Infantry School's ranger course at
Fort Benning, Ga.
The eight-week course, one of the
most intensive in the Army, in-
cludes both jungle and mountain
combat training. Specialist Han-
chey is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Cronley Hanchey, of Wauchula, and
served in the European Theater of
WWII.

25 YEARS AGO
Citrus Hit Hard By Freeze: "It
was a hell of a freeze that we didn't
need." That was how Joe L. Davis
Sr., chairman of the Florida Citrus
Commission, summed up Monday
night's freeze.
"The cold came in yesterday
morning at 8:30. During the night I
had an 18 at Crewsville and a 21 at
Fort Green. All the oranges in
Hardee and DeSoto froze and 90
percent in Highlands ... We had 20
degrees for six hours in two differ-
ent groves on the ridge. Fruit begins
to freeze at 26 degrees," Davis said.


30%


Wauchulan Is Whiz With Rubik's
Cube: Dan Jensen's wife calls him a
"cube-aholic." The 32-year-old
manager of Burger Queen in
Wauchula has been entertaining
himself and others with his rapid
solution to the Rubik's Cube.
Jensen bought his first Rubik's
cube in October 1981. After a day
and a half he came up with the solu-
tion, which then took him 1 1/2
minutes to finish, which he says is
too slow. After buying and reading
four books on the subject, he was
able to reduce the time to his aver-
age of 45-50 seconds.
Mary Elizabeth Bryan And Mr.
Staton To Wed: Mr. and Mrs. James
lisdale of Arcadia announce the
engagement and approaching mar-
riage of their daughter, Mary
Elizabeth (Beth) Bryan, to Robert
Daniel Staton Sr.
Robert is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Bob Staton of Wauchula. The cou-
ple will take their nuptial vows on
Friday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 in the
evening. Music will begin at 7.
Pastor Ronnie Gilliard will offici-
ate, and all friends and relatives are
invited.

10 YEARS AGO
Meet First Baby Of The Year
Contest Winners: Paula Ellis and
Jimmy Jackson, of Pleasant Way in
Bowling Green, are the 1997 win-
ners of The Herald-Advocate's
annual First Baby of the Year
Contest.
They are the proud parents of
Danieva Jackson, born at 6:53 a.m.
on Jan. 3 at DeSoto Memorial
Hospital in Arcadia. Mom says the
newborn, who actually had been
due on New Year's Day, weighed in
at eight pounds 6.4 ounces and
measured 21 inches.

Country Music Star Performs
Locally: The grand lady of country
music, Jean Shepard, will give a
special performance locally on
Saturday, Jan. 18. Tickets, $5 per
person, are on sale at the Wagon
Wheel RV Park office, off U.S. 17
and Bostick Road.
Shepard, who has been a regular
at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville,
Tenn., for 41 years, winters in the
Zephyrhills area and spends part of
that time on tour around the
Southern states. She joined the
Opry in 1955 after becoming the
first female country-western artist
to reach a million record sales, of
"The Dear John Letter."
Local Archery Club Hosts Shoot:
Arrows flew for a day and a half in
the Central Florida Bowhunters
shoot last weekend, which included
archers from Vero Beach to Tampa
and as far south as Fort Myers.
Shooters fired down a 20-yard
alley, hoping to hit the dead center
of targets for the most points.
Shooters had 60 arrows for a possi-
ble score of 300. Central Florida
Bowhunters, headquartered in Fort
Meade and including all of Hardee
County, will host a night shoot at
animal silhouettes on Jan. 18.

ABOUT ...
School News
The Herald-Advocate
encourages submissions
from Hardee County
schools. Photos and write-
ups should be of recent
events, and must include
first and last names for both
students and teachers.
Identify photos front to
back, left to right.
Deadline for submissions
is 5 p.m. on Thursday.
Please include the name
and phone number of a con-
tact person. Qualifying
items will be published as
space allows.


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A Daily Thought
THURSDAY
This is what the Lord says,
"Heaven is My throne, and the
earth is My footstool. So do you
think you can build a house for
Me? Do I need a place to rest?
My hand make all things. All
things are here because I made
them," says the Lord.
Isaiah 66:1-2 (NCV)
FRIDAY
Dear friends, let us love one
another, for love comes from
God. Everyone who loves has
been born of God and knows
God. Whoever does not love
does not know God, because
God is love.
I John 4:7-8 (NIV)
SATURDAY
Say "Thank You," to the Lord for
being good, for always being so
loving and kind... Oh, that men
would praise the Lord for His
lovingkindness, and for all His
wonderful deeds.
Psalm 107:1,8 (TLB)
SUNDAY
Make this your common prac-
tice: confess your sins (faults) to
each other and pray for each
other so you can live together
whole and healed. The prayers
of a person living right with God
is something powerful to be
reckoned with.
James 5:16 (ME)

MONDAY
But Moses answered, "Don't be
afraid! Stand still and you will
see the Lord save you today...
You only need to remain calm;
the Lord will fight for you.
Exodus 14:13a-14 (NCV)
TUESDAY
Jesus said, 'Are not five spar-
rows sold for two pennies? And
not one of them is forgotten
before God. Whey, even the
hairs of your head are all num-
bered. Fear not; you are more
value than many sparrows."
Luke 12:6-7 (RSV)
WEDNESDAY
The Lord is slow to anger and
great in power. The Lord will not
leave the guilty unpunished .;; I
The Lord is good,; a refuge in
times of trouble. 'He cares for
those who trust in Him.
Nahum 1:3,7 (NIV)
All verses are excerpted from The
Holy Bible: (KJV) King James
Version; (ME) The Message;
(NCV) New Century Version; (NEB)
New English Bible; (NIV) New
International Version; (RSV) Re-
vised Standard Version; (PME)
Phillips Modern English; and (TLB)
The Living Bible.

Perseverance is failing nine-
teen times and succeeding the
twentieth.
-Julie Andrews
When wealth is lost, nothing is
lost; when health is lost, some-
thing is lost; when character is
lost, all is lost.
-Billy Graham


The Wauchula Garden Club will
meet Wednesday, Jan. 17, at noon
at the Wauchula Woman's Club,
when Eda Marchman of Bartow
will share advice and give a
demonstration on basic flower
show designs. The title of the pro-
gram is "We Can Do It!"
Hostesses for the noon luncheon
meeting will be Mary Weisman,
Helene Mancini and Joyce Butsch.
Members and guests will hear an
update on the cookbook which is
being co-sponsored by the
Wauchula Woman's Club, and will
receive the final report on the pro-
ceeds from the Antiques, Arts and
Crafts Under the Oaks show and
sale held on Dec. 2.
Prospective members are invited


to attend. For more information
call President Jeanette Perrine aI
773-6026.
If the heart be right, it matters
not which way the head lies.



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Mark your calendars!
Tuesday, Jan. 30th &
Saturday, Feb. 3rd
Join us for the
Grand Opening of our
Garden Center at our
new location.


Our Garden Center will be located at
1329 US Hwy 17 North, Wauchula
(old Miller's Computer building, north of Farm Credit)
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CLASS OF 2007

PROJECT GRADUATION
PARENT PARTICIPATION IS.NEEDED!!
MEETING DATES: 3RD MONDAY MONTHLY
PLACE & TIME: 205 HANCHEY RD. @ 6 P.M.
ALL "SENIOR" PARENTS ARE IN VITED
TO ATTEND.
PROJECT GRADUATION GOAL: $35,000.00
ONLY 100 DAYS UNTIL GRADUATION!!
220 SENIORS = 440 PARENTS
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!


MISS PROJECT GRADUATION WILL BE HELD ON
JANUARY 27TH AT 7 P.M. AT THE HARDEE COUNTY
CIVIC CENTER


Make a purchase at Burger King from 4 pm to 8 pm on
Jan. 15th and at Pizza Hut on Jan. 16th & 30th and 20% of
the purchase price is donated to Project Graduation.
(Don't forget to mention Project Graduation @ Pizza Hut)
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Senior Citizen News
By Jim Walton

What a turnout we had at the Catheryn McDonaid Senior Center ii
Wauchula on Thursday, Jan. 4! This was our first evening of entertainmerit
at the center for the year 2007. Friends both old and new appeared and wero
welcomed by our lovely hostess, Darlene Henry. Those in attendance werd
from The Oasis, Zolfo Springs, Crystal Lake RV Park, Wagon Wheel R'
Park, Pioneer Park and some from Fort Meade.
We were given a fine performance by the "Three Note.Band," accomn
panied again by Jack Bowman from Pioneer Park on the electric "upright"
bass. It was nice to see Wanda back with the band, and also good to heat
she is feeling much better. The first dance number of the evening
"Memories" was the theme of the band's performance, reflecting back t6
the beautiful dance music of the 1920s and 1940s. Such numbers as
"Whispering"; "Red Sails in the Sunset"; "Mexicali Rose"; "Melanchol
Baby"; "All of Me"; and "The Waltz You Saved For Me" gave us the moos
to hit the dance floor. The band then went into a series of wonderful lovi
ballads such as, "Hold Me"; "It Had to Be You"; and "Saving My Love Fq
You" to close out the first half of the evening's events.
Later we all enjoyed the snack bar prepared by our hostess and othel
friends. The door prize was won this evening by Art from Crystal Lake. B
the way, Art chose a fine lady from the audience and danced the numbi
"Alley Cat" for us. Art and his partner were superb on that number!
We then danced to some his of the 1950s, such as "Slow Poke"; '
Don't Know Why I Love You Like I Do"; "Seems Like Old Times"; "Wha
Now My Love"; "Side By Side"; and "Heartaches." The band then-closel
out the evening with a World War II number, "We'll Meet Again."
Yes, we all hope to meet again at the center tonight (Thursday). Pleas'
come and join us. Bring old friends and meet new ones. It's fine music anl
dancing, lots of fun!
Everyone at the Catheryn McDonald Senior Center has been so goopl
in allowing us the use of its assembly hall and facilities. A lot of our friend
helped with the set up for tonight. Good fortune to all!




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HARDEE COUNTY YOUTH SPORTS
2007 AAA SCHEDULE
FIELD MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Time J- .3
Field #1 Concession: 5 9:00am a v3
Field #1 Concession:1 I1:30am lv6
Field #1 Concession: 4 1:30pm 4 v 2

Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 18 Jan 19
Field #1: 6:00pm 1v2 3v4 5v6 3vl
Field #1: 7:45pm 2v4
Concession 1 3 5 3,2

Jan 22 Jan 23 Jan25 Jan 26
Field#1: 6:00pm 2 v5 6v4 3 v6 5v1
Field #1: 7:45pm 4v2
Concession 2 6 3 5,4
Jan 29 Jan 30 Feb 1 Feb 2
Field#1: 6:00pm 6vl 5v4 v3 4v5
Field #1: 7:45pm 6v2
Concession 6 5 1 4, 6
Feb 5 Feb 6 Feb 8 Feb 9
Field#l: 6:00pm 4v6 5 v3 6v5 4v3
Field #1: 7:45pm 2 vl
Concession 4 5 6 4,2
Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb15 Feb 16
Field#1: 6:00pm 3 v 1 6v3 4v3 1v4
Field #1: 7:45pm 2v5
Concession 3 6 4 1,2
Feb 26 Feb 27 Mar,. Mar. 2
Field #: 6:00pm 3v2 5v2 6v4 2v3
Field #1: 7:45pm Iv 5
Concession 3 5 6 2, 1
Mar 5 Mar6 Mar 8 Mar 9
Field#1: 6:00pm 1v5 6v2 3v5 2v6
Field #1: 7:45pm lv4
Concession 1 6 3 2, 1
Mar 12 Mar 13 Mar 15 Mar 16
Field #1: 6:00pm 3v6 Iv6 2v3 4vl Rain Out
Field #2: 6:00pm 5v4 Rain out 5 v 6v2 Rain Out
Concession 3,5 1 2,5 4,6
**First team listed will be the home team and occupy the third base dugout Home team will keep the official scorebook and the
visiting team will operate the scoreboard. Parents will work the concession as assigned by the team parent
Team 1: Ullrich's Pitcher Pump- Reds Team 3: Pete's Pharmacy- A's Team 5: Vols Cubs
Team 2: KMW Photo.- Devil Rays Team 4: C & B Cattle- Yankees Team 6: CF White Sox


Minors Make Their Play Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The half dozen teams in the
Dixie Youth AAA Minors division
start with a flurry of games on
Saturday.
The 9- and 10-year-old division
begins action with a 9 a.m. game
between the Vols Cubs and Pete's
Pharmacy A's. At 11:30, the
Ullrich's Pitcher Pump Reds will
compete against the CF Industries
White Sox. The final game et for
1:30 p.m., will feature the C&B
Cattle Co. Yankees vs. the KMW
Photo Devil Rays.


Team 1 is the Red Sox, coached
by Justin Battles and Chris
Spencer, with team parent Lisa
Spencer. On their squad are Marcus
Battles, Zack Battles, Conner
Crawford, Angel DeLaRosa,
Tomas Gomez, Andrew Hagans,
Juan Martinez, William McClel-
land, Robie Paris, Brandon Powell,
Cody Spencer, Kyle Stone and
Kenneth Vargas.
For Team 2, the Devil Rays, the
coaches are Keith Weems, Mike
Heine and Michelle Crawley, with
team parent Cindi Heine. Playing


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for them are Tyler Bragg, William
Bryant, Julian Galvez, Michael
Heine Jr., Jacob Pakovich, Tim
Perkins, Adam Salas, Ty Trammell,
Dalton Tubbs, Blake Vermilye,
Austin Walker, Jordan Ward and
Russell Weems.
Coaching Team 3, the A's, are
Raul Alamia and Walt Altman, with
April Altman as team parent. On
the tgam are Qmar Alamia, Austin
Altnmn,: Trentrt Armstrong, Marco
Briones, Jake Deanda, Frank
Farias, Senida Garcia, James
Gibson, Jose Gonzales, Colten
Howell, Nathan Naranjo, Jacob
Olmos and Ruben Olmos.
For the Yankees, Team 4, the
players are Jennifer Aguilar, Tucker
Albritton, Patrick Carlton, Erik
Estrada, Dalton Garza, Tyler
Helms, Christopher Keller, Seth
McGee, Justin Newman, Ryan
Ramirez, Cain Roman, Dylan
Salas, and Alyssa Tatum, coached
by Wally Helms and Mark McGee,
with Beth Carlton as team parent.
Team 5 is the Cubs, coached by
Kenny Hewett, Bobby Brewer and
Tommy Taylor, with Susan Brewer
as team parent. Taking the field for
them are Bradley Brewer, Kim-
berly Derringer, Kendall Gough,
Ryan Ham, Aaron Harrison, Tyler
Hewett, Jordon Jones, Keifer
Kedzoir, Dalton Krell, Camden
Metheny, Dylan Norwood, Eliseo
Sanchez and Cleston Sanders.
For the White Sox, team 6, the
coaches are Brian Smith, James
Blum and Todd Durden, with
Debbie Blum as team parent. On
their squad are Hunter Bryant, Zack
Carranco, Kyler Caskay, Alex
Clarke, Marco DeLeon Jr., Tanor
Durden, Cesar Fimbres, Kevin
Kunkel, Cierra Lee, Michael
Olivar, Devin Pearson, Naomi
Rivera and Chris Rogers.


Newcomers Added To Local Boards


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
Several local residents have
stepped up to fill vacancies on area
boards making decisions about the
county.
At last week's meeting, the
Hardee County Co,' :ssion re-
viewed each of the ,ilf dozen
boards which serve the county and
appointed or re-appointed mem-
bers for terms which expired at the
end of 2006.
Meetings of the boards are open
to the public and interested citizens
are encouraged to attend.
One of the most important was
the Economic- Development Au-
thority, the nine-member board
which includes state and local
members who decide how sever-
ance tax special funds are approved
for economic development pro-
jects. The county has four appoint-
ments to the board, which meets on
the second Tuesday of each month
at 8:30 a.m.
Presently, the only state member
is Bridget Merrill, senior director of
rural development for Enterprise
Florida. Roger Hood represents the
Heartland Work Force of which he
is executive director.
David Royal represents the
Florida Farm Bureau; Paul Samuels
of Mosaic Fertilizer Inc. represents
the Florida Phosphate Council; and
Terry Atchley represents the
Hardee County Chamber of
Commerce.
Former commissioner Bill Lam-
bert, its chairman, and current
Commission Chairman Bobby Ray
Smith are two of its appointees.
Others are Seat 8, Wauchula Police
Chief Bill Beattie and Seat 9,
Bowling Green City Commissioner
Perry Knight. Smith and Beattie,
whose terms were expiring, were
re-appointed. Since there are only
two municipal at-large seats and
Royal is the Wauchula mayor,
Commissioner Minor Bryant felt
one of the Zolfo Springs nominees,
George Neel and Dierdre "DiDi"
White should take Beattie's seat.
He was outvoted 4-1.
The Industrial Development
Authority, the local economic arm
which manages the county
Industrial Park on SR 62 and
works on other job-related opportu-
nities, needed a replacement for
Lory Durrance, who recently
resigned. There were four nomi-
nees to replace Durrance, Sam
Albritton, Mike Monoham, Tomas
S Macias and Rick Knight. Bryant
S recommended "who was appointed
S by the governor to the Central
S Florida Regional Planning Council
S and has been faithful, not missing a
S meeting. Commissioners Smith and
S Nick Timmerman preferred Knight
as "we really are not familiar with
Tomas Macias." The IDA meets on
the first Wednesday of each month
at 4 p.m.


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Other members of that board are
Jama Abbott, Lavon Cobb, Dana
English, Mike Manley, Rick
Justice (who replaced Dewey
Terrell) and chairman Marcus
Shackelford, who took the slot of
former chairman Richard Nichol-
son.
Members for the recently estab-
lished Economic Development
Council will be appointed at the
Jan. 18 commission meeting.
Two new members were appoint-
ed to both the Local Affordable
Housing Advisory Committee and
the related Citizen's Advisory Task
Force. Sue Baker and James
Jernigan will replace Noey Flores
and Jim Sampson and join Joyce
Maenpaa, Oralia Flores, Allen
Lang, J. Talmadge Albritton and
John Shaw who all agreed to be re-
appointed for another two year
term, and other members Dee
Williams-Tatis and Cynthia
Daniels. The group meets the third
Monday of each month at 5 p.m.
Re-appointed to three-year terms
on the Planning and Zoning Board
were James Barncord, Roger
Conley, Don Chancey and Tommie
Underwood. Charles Nicholson,
Oscar Ortiz, Carl Saunders, Vida
Tomlinson and Max Ullrich are
other members of that committee.
The board meets the first Thursday


of each month in the evening.
Nine members serve on the
Construction Industry Licensing
Board and related Construction
Industry Board of Adjustments and
Appeals. Thurman Bell, Tommy
Bostick, Terry Aatchley and Jimmy
Jernigan. Other members are Sam
Albritton, Lavon Cobb, Donald
Gray, Mark Moye and Jack
Strickland. The boards meet on the
second Monday of each month in
the evening, as needed.
The final re-appointments were
made to the Library Advisory
Board. Elinor Batey, Gina Neu-
hofer, Jan McKibben and Marsha
Timmerman, who resume their
seats along with Gloria Davis,
Dennis Jones and Diana Youmans.
That board meets as needed on the
first Thursday evening of each
month.
Each month the county puts in
the paper a list of the board meet-
ings for the month.
President Clinton was born
William Jefferson Blythe IV, but
took his stepfather's last name of
Clinton at the age of 16.
There is, incidentally, no way
of talking about cats that
enables one to come off as a
sane person.
-Dan Greenberg


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CLASSIFICATIONS:


Agriculture
Appliances
Automobile
Boats
Furniture
Help Wanted
Houses
Livestock
Lost & Found
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Mobile Homes
Notices
Pets
Plants/Produce
Real Estate
Recreational Vehicles
Rentals
Services
Wanted
Yard Sales


NOW RENTING!
THE PALMS APTS.
ATTENTION FARM WORKERS
2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments
Located at: 701 La Playa Drive
Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9:00 AM 5:00 PM
Monthly rent from $488 + utilities
Occupancy restricted to households with one family member receiving 50%
or more of their gross annual income from farm labor activities.
For Rental Info & Applications
The Palms at 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Equal Housing Opportunity
AHORA ARQUILANDO!
ATENCION TRABAJADORES DE FINCA
THE PALMS APARTMENTS
2, 3 & 4 cuarto
Localizado en: 701 La Playa Drive
Horas de Oficina: Lunes y Vieres de 9:00 AM 5:00 P.M.
Mensualidades de renta comenzando de $488 + utilidades
AiPaiamenritn de'signados para los encapacitados y desabi itados, t
InTrl:r~e L' retiecro a un miembro de familiar que reciban el 50%&omas d&
fgreiso grueso annual en actividades de labor en agriculture.
Para information de renta o solicitudes
Llame, The Palms al: 863-773-3809
(TDD #1-800-955-8771)
Iqual Oportunidades de Viviendas:1125
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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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HAY run aALE! nouna Dales, ierti-
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
I hate people who are not seri-
ous about their meals.


1974 CHEVY 3/4 ton, cold air, $5,000
OBO. 863-448-1725. 1:11p
2002 CHRYSLER Sebring convertible,
43,000 miles, just had motor replaced,
cold air, runs good, $4,800 firm. 863-
767-1541 or 863-445-0048. 1:11p
FOR SALE: '91 Dodge Dakota, good
condition and truck, $1,400; tool box
for small truck, almost new, $50 with
key. 1852 Pettway 781-3542. 1:11p


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
PAY RATE: $20,673.46 ($9.94) $28,498.60 ($13.70)
Wanted for Hardee County Shop/Maintenance Department.
Knowledge of office practices and procedures is required.
Must be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel to perform
the job responsibilities.
Must have High Diploma or GED.
Complete job description and Application forms posted on
County website: www.hardeecounty.net. Please submit
Applications to the Human Resource Department, 205
Hanchey Road, Wauchula, FL 33873, Phone: (863) 773-
2161, Fax: (863) 773-2154. Position closes at 5:00 p.m.,
January 25, 2007. EOE-F/M/V c 1:11,18C

The City of Wauchula will be accepting applications for
an Electric Distribution System Supervisor position
in the Public Works Department. Experience required
15 years in Electrical Distribution System including 3
yrs of Supervisory experience. Sub station experience
desired. Pay range: $52,000-$62,000. Excellent health
and benefit package. Applications may be obtained at
the City Administration office located at 126 S. 7th Ave.
Wauchula 33873. Send resume to Human Resource
Department, all inquires please call 863-773-3131.
Applications will be accepted until job is filled. The City
of Wauchula is a Drug Free Work Place and Equal
Opportunity Employer. 11,18
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Florida Small Business
Development Center at USF
Small Business Counselor serving rural areas of
Highlands, Hardee and DeSoto develop and teach
small business seminars and counsel rural small busi-
ness owners in, different aspects of operating a busi-
ness. Minimum BBachelor's degree in business reitaed
fields, five years small business ownership/manage-
ment experience. Prefer: MBA/Master's degree in
Business related fields with ten years small business
management and public speaking experience, with
high interpersonal skills, business development, expe-
rience and Powerpoint presentation skills. Bi-lingual
(English/Spanish) Internet research ability, e-com-
merce a plus. REPEAT APPLICATION NOT NECES-
SARY. Salary range $38-42K. Send resume to:
sbdc(dcoba.usf.edu or fax: 813-905-5801. This posi-
tion is an OPS (no benefits), grant funded position with
the University of South Florida. Interview process will
start on Jan. 16. c1:11
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2600 SUZUKI MARAUDER 800 moto-r
cycle, recent new tires, Corbin seat,
forward controls, leather saddlebags,
red. Asking $3,400 OBO. Call 773-
2480 or 781-2192. 1:11-18p
'92 NISSAN 240 SX, automatic, $300.
863-245-2503. 1:11p


3 PIECE FLORAL matching living
room suit. Loveseat, chair and couch,
$100. Futon, $50. 863-773-5892.
1:11p


BABYSITTER NEEDED- Will include
light housekeeping duties. 773-977d
ask for Summer or Dennis. 1:11c
HELP WANTED: PART-TIME with retail
merchandiser, large greeting cardc
company is seeking merchandiser foi
local Wauchula area, 10-15 daytime
hours/week, $7.50/hour. Call 1-800:
373-3636, voice mail 92610. 1:11-18p1
BETSY ROSS DINER (old Rooster's)
now hiring all positions including'
experienced cook. Apply in person at.
825 SR 66 E., Zolfo Springs. Call first'
863-735-0519 ask for Kay. 1:11-186'


HELP WANTED
JOB OPENING
$22,36000
The Hardee County Sheriff's Office is taking applications
for a full time Communications Officer. You must be at
least 19 years of age, have a high school diploma or equiv-
alent, never been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor,
be willing to be fingerprinted, pass a drug test and work
shifts. Applications may be obtained and returned at the
Sheriff's Office, 900 E. Summit St., Wauchula, FL. If other
arrangements are necessary, call 863-773-0304 ext. 211.
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azalea apartments

Now accepting applications!
S2, 3, & 4 Bedroom dpts.*
SRental rates beginning at $420 *
(plus electric, cable and phone)
Rental assistance available for qualified applicants *
Handicap Vnits available *
860 Pleasant Way Bowling Green, FL
(863) 375-4138
Monday friday 9:00 AM. 12:00 PM.
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NEW LISTING-Briarood,4/3,jmany extras, 1/2 ac. lot. $359,000.
3.87 ac. Whistler Woods. Deed. Resncled. '"
45 ac Valencia. I15.000,.ac .
75 ac. w/55 in citrus. crop mild0nO0 ."
Commercial 4 Lois -Hi % 17 $22'.00b Bowlin Green.
18.9 ac. Ft. Green. C-2 Zoning, HWY 62,Frontage. f-me home incl.. $500.000.
37 ac.- 1/2 pasture. 1/2 Hlmlin on o S gle,.mncrt imgauon. $14.000 per ac.
5 ac. wooded. pa\ed road. close$in,60.~320'. $18,000 per ac.


SPeace River Eletricative, Inc.
" P.O. Box 1310 *Wauchula, Fl. 33873 .(863) 773-4116 .fax (863) 773-3737 www.preco.org

SA Touchstone Energy' Cooperative ?,G


TIRED OF SITTING BEHIND THAT DESK?

Peace River Electric Cooperative, Inc. is looking for a self-motivated, customer-
focused, high-energy person to hire as a METER READER. If you are looking to
make a change, and the idea of working outside in all kinds of weather, appeals
to you, you might be the kind of person we are looking for. Our meter readers
must be able to operate a motor vehicle with automatic or manual transmission,
and possess a valid Class E Florida Driver's License. Safety is our top priority,
so a clean driving record is a must. We depend on our meter readers to
accurately read our members' meters using a hand held computer and to
represent the Cooperative courteously and tactfully when dealing with member
concerns or problems. We count on our meter readers to assist in resolving
billing and rate issues while in the field, so conflict resolution skills are a real plus.
Our meter readers are the Cooperative's first defense against potential power
outages or power theft. They help patrol our distribution system looking for
potential power outages or evidence of meter tampering. Meter readers connect
and disconnect meters, so there is a potential exposure to electrical current up to
600 volts. This is a great job for the person who likes to work alone. To work for
us, you will need to possess a high school diploma or GED. Applications may be
downloaded from our website at www.preco.orq; or by request from any of our
district offices. If you have any questions, please contact: Barry Terrell at 863 -
767-4691 or by email at barry.terrell(dpreco.org. Peace River Electric
Cooperative is an equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are
encouraged to apply. We are a drug and alcohol free workplace.


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Classifieds


DRIVER, CDL LICENSE required,
dump truck, Mon. Fri., (863) 735-
1614. DFWP. 1:11nc
COMMERCIAL ELECTRICIAN and
helpers. Local, long-term work.
Excellent starting pay. 941-232-2122.
1:11-18p
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
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


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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. 1:4-11ip
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.
Lic# C14HASOS 1:4-11c
PART-TIME NURSING position for
doctor's office needed. Nursing expe-
rience required. Please send resume
to P.O. Box 428, Wauchula, FL 33873.
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REDLANDS CHRISTIAN
MIGRANT ASSOCIATION

:The Redlands Christian Migrant Association (RCMA)
is a unique, well established, non-profit organization
that provides quality child care and education for
-migrant and rural low income children in 20 counties
-within the State of Florida.

iRCMA seeks highly motivated Seasonal Educator or
Retired Teacher who possesses a BA in Education or
.Early Childhood'& Education. Bilingual in
English/Spanish a plus. RCMA offers an excellent ben-
efit package that usually surpasses other child care insti-
tutions. Competitive pay range between $13.00 up to
$19.50 an hour depending on experience.

Send resume to: Sharon Fox at 241 S. Orange, Arcadia,
FL 34266 or email: Sharon@rcma.org
Deadline: January 23, 2007
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JoekDawis
INC R E A L T 0 R S
(863) 773-2128

REALTORS
JOE L. DAVIS
REALTOR JOE L. DAVIS, JR.
JOHN H. O'NEAL
Rick Knight
See more listings at www.joeldavis.com
REAL ESTATE INVESTMENTS
NEW LISTING! 2 BR, 2 bath, 27 ac. Hamlin grove. Eastern
2,290 SF, CB home with barrel tile Hardee Co. $15,000/ac!
roof in Sun-N-Lakes in Sebring. PRICE REDUCED! Close to
$159,900! schools and downtown. 3 BR, 2
Hardee Co. ranch includes 97 ac. bath home has new carpet, new
cleared pasture, 2 barns, cattle A/C, fresh paint, and a new roof in
2004. Enjoy relaxing evenings on
pens, fencing and ponds. Unique 5 the spacious, covered back porch!
BR, 5 bath, 9,000 SF, CB home. Many other amenities, so call
Marble foyer, stone fireplace, pine today! ONLY $150,000!
paneling& beams, garden tubs,
inground pool. $1,900,000! Beautiful deed restricted homesites
close to Zolfo Springs, Fl. on paved
This 3 BR, 2 bath, 2 story home road. Two 10 ac. tracts-$180,000.
with wrap around porches sits on Two 5 ac. tracts-$110,000. Corner
beautiful Peace River, close to town. 5 ac. tract-$125,000. Call today for
Includes 5 acs. with board fences full details.
and guest house. Many other extras,65 ac. grove in southwest Hardee
call for details. $450,000! 65+ ac. grove in southwest Hardee
Co. 25 acs.-Valencia, 40 acs.-
1.28 ac. vacant tract in apex where E&M, lots of resets. 12" well and
E Main St & E SR 64 come togeth- new barn. Plenty of wildlife.
er. 166' wide on west end & over $900,000!
600' long on hwy. Zoned C-2. East
of Wauchula, Hardee Co, Fl. Ten 5-6 ac. tracts. Friendship area
$120,000! of Hardee Co. Owner financing.
Some deed restrictions. $125,000
Take part and locate your business each!
in this growing commercial area! B, .
450' on North Florida Ave. Zoned 3 BR, 2 bath CB home in Riverview.
commercial. $360,000! Owners motivated! $159,000!
395 ac. grove, Desoto Co. Hamlin 2.5 acs. east of Wauchula. Zoned
on Cleo, Valencia on Swingle. for a home or MH. Land is high and
$5,000,000! dry. $60,000!
,! REALTORR ASSOCIATES AFTER HOURS
.ENNY SANDERS.....781-0153 DAVID ROYAL..............781-3490
"MICK KNGHT..........773-2472 SANDY LARRISON......832-0130
.ANICA REAS-............773-o609 nMIKE NICHOLSON

WU.S. HIGHWAY 17 SOUTH, WAUCHULA, FL 33873
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SECRETARY/RECEPTIONIST must
have experience & computer skills.
Mail resume to: P.O. Box 1344,
Wauchula, FL 33873. 8:3tfc


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
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


Livestock


QUARTER HORSE, gelding sorrell,
very gentle, $800. 735-1087. 1:11 p


FOUND: Female Lab, SR 64 east of
Ona, wearing collar. Call to ID 863.
781-4344. 1:11n
FOUND: Last Tuesday Boston Terrier,
New Hope area. 245-1788. 1:11nc
FOUND: Brindle/white Cur dog mix on'
10th Ave. in Wauchula. 767-0028.
1:11no
To pretend to know when you
do not know is a disease.


New Homes Pole Barns
FREE ESTIMATES
REFERENCES AVAILABLE
Ser\ ing Hardee Count\ tor o\er 20 years
(863) 781-0012 (863) 202-6465
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Topsy See
REAL ESTATE
773-5994

New Listing: 6.2 acres. Fenced & gated with utility building. Pond great loca-
tion in Western Hardee county. $129,000.
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. $ .58000 now $170,000.
Duplex with 2RBR-1BBR-. Very large lot. Room for another apartments
Good location $95,000. /
Very nice 2BR/2B DW Mobile Home sits on 1/2 ac. lot. 22x32 garage w1/2
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.
1987 DW 3 BR 2 Bth absolutely great condition. Porch with screen and vinyl
windows. Appliances and 2 utility buildings; city utilities. $85,000.


HELP WANTED
No Place Like Home, Inc. looking for highly motivated,
responsible, and caring people to work with
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.
Qualified Applicants please, stop by 955 Altman Road,
Wauchula to fill out an application or call (863) 767-6006.
1:4-1:18p


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
Wauchula, FL 33873
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PUBLIC NOTICE
Real Estate Auction
311 Riverside Dr, Wauchula, FL
3BR 2BA 1,400sf+
OPENING BID: $10,000
Inspections: 1-4pm Sun. Jan. 21st
and 2 hrs prior to sale.
Property Sells: 4:00pm Fri., Jan. 26 on site
Visit williamsauction.com or call 800-801-8003
FL W&W AUC#AB-0000760,
Dean C. Williams broker RE#3003737,
Monte W. Lowderman AUC#AU3278
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NOTICE OF INVALID VOTER
REGISTRATION AND NOTICE
TO SHOW CAUSE
Pursuant to Section 98.075(7), Florida Statutes,
notice is hereby given to the following persons)
to show cause why they should not be disqualified
as a registered voter:

Timothy Lee Murphy
411 Melendy St.
Wauchula, FL 33873

The above individual is notified to show cause why
his/her name should not be removed from the voter
registration rolls. Failure to respond within 30 days
will result in a determination of ineligibility by the
Supervisor and removal of your name from the
statewide voter registration system. For further
information and instruction, contact the
Supervisor of Elections at 863-773-6061
within 30 days of publication of this notice.
Jeffery Ussery
Supervisor of Elections
Hardee County

La NOTA DE VOTANTE
INVALIDO La MATRICULA
Y la NOTA para
MOSTRAR la CAUSA
Segln Secci6n 98.075(7), los Estatutos de la Florida,
la nota por la present es dada a la persona (s)
siguiente para mostrar la causa por qu6 ellos no
deben ser descalificados como un votante registrado:

Timothy Lee Murphy
411 Melendy St.
Wauchula, FL 33873
El encima del individuo es notificado para mostrar la
causa por que su nombre no se debe quitar de los
rollos de matricula de votante. El fracaso para
responder dentro de 30 dias tendri como resultado
una determinaci6n de ineligibility por el Supervisor y
la eliminaci6n de su nombre del sistema a todo el
estado de matricula de votante. Para la informaci6n y
la instrucci6n adicionales, avise al Supervisor de
Elecciones en 863-773-6061 dentro de 30 dias de la
publicaci6n de esta nota.
Jeffery Ussery
El Supervisor de Condado
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We Need Listings!


11 Vanette See Realtor Associatei
| 1 Topsy See, Broker Cindy Hand, Realtor Associatei


107 W. Main Street Wauchula, FL 33873


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Realtor
220 N. 6th Avenue
Wauchula, Florida 33873
(863) 773-3337 Fax: (863) 773-0144
www.floresrealty.net John Freeman
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Paradise on the 18th hole!! -Come enjoy this 2BR/2BA M.H. in the
Brookside Bluff 55+ community on a double landscaped lot. There are var-
ious types of recreation available. The Brookside Bluff is adjacent to "The
Bluffs" golf course. Call for details. MLS 191814 $69,900
Must see-Unique home with over Excellent Country Living-2005
5,040 total sq. ft. Two separate liv- MH 3BR/1BA on 2.5 acres all
ing units with 3BR/2BA, large fenced located off Murphy Rd.
open kitchen and extra large mas- Includes stove and refrigerator.
ter bath in each unit. MLS 189303 Ready move in! MLS 189913
$675,000
Great Country Living and Room $139,000
to Spare-Enjoy the convenience Be the First!-To live in this new
of a 4 bedroom 3 full bath beauti- spacious 4BR/2BA M.H. located
fully maintained C/B home, locat- on a corner lot. Close to schools.
ed east of Fort Green Springs on and shopping. Enjoy the comfort
1.38() acre parcel. Call for your of a new home with central air and
appointment today to view this heat plus new appliances. MLS
outstanding home. MLS 191061
$249,000 189017 $115,000
Think Victorian when you look at 2005 Mobile Home-3BR/2BA
this charming-2 story home located in the city limits of Zolfo:
4BR/2.5BA with 2 car garage Springs. Good starter home
3,404 sq. ft. total. On 120x140 includes pool and carport. MLS
corner lot located on the western 189358 $85,000
edge of Wauchula. $235,000 Easy on the Pocket-2BR/2BA
Ft. Meade Special-1/3 mile from Mobile Home in Zolfo Springs.
Lake Hendry 4BR/2BA, 1,892 sq.Show appointment only. Can
ft. living includes in-ground pool, n by appointment only. Can
sheds, and fence on 2.5 Acres. you believe a living unit for only
MLS 183867 $199,900 $55,000 MLS 190185
Good Starter Home!-2BR/1BA U-Pick-We have several listings
Home. Conveniently located close for tracts of land throughout
to schools and shopping centers. Hardee County. Call today about
Perfect home if planning to retire your tract of land!
or just starting a family. MLS
189615 $125,000

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

*All of our properties are on our website at www.floresrealty.net
*WE BUY LOTS ANYWHERE IN
HARDEE COUNTY TOP PRICE CASH.
QUICK CLOSINGS.
WE BUY HOUSES FAST CLOSINGS
Contact After Hours
S .R. (Tony) Flores, Broker, tony@floresrealty.net
1I[ J Oralia D. Flores, Broker, oralia@floresrealty.net
o,.aSSI 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
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Classifieds


5-TON MOBILE home central A/C unit,
$750.735-1087. 1:11p
PING-PONG table, like new, $50. 781-
2600. 1:11p
GOING OUT OF BUSINESS Herbalife
products, must go. Vicky 863-781-
1244. 1:11-2:8p
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


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
Science is organized knowledge.
Wisdom is organized life.


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Check this out! 2058' under air, on 3.82 acres. Maintained & landscaped!
45x48 Steel galvanized metal enclosed barn with full kitchen for entertain-
ing... $314,900
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.
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.
Homesites: 2 acre tracts available. Deed Restricted! Call for


details...$49,500.


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2 BEDROOM MOBILE home on Ratliff
Rd., $400 month. 781-2463. 1:11-18p
35' TRAILER, set-up at Oasis, fully fur-
nished! 863-781-1398 or 863-781-
4176. 1:11-2:8p
WE BUY GOOD used mobile homes,
singlewides & doublewides. Grace
Mobile Home Park. 863-375-3500.
12:21-1:18p
40' PARK MODEL w/shed at Wagon
Wheel Park, $10,000. 269-720-9784
leave message. 12:14-1:11 p
'95, 2BR / 2B, 66x14. 767-8822.
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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.
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For Sale

Beautiful
1 10 month filly.
?- Grey & White
Paint/Quarter


$900 OBO

bL Call 863-781-1652
or 863-735-0852
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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 Will
Rezone, $20,000 per acre
www.landcallnow.com
1-941-778-7980/7565
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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


PUPPIES FOR SALE Miniature wire
haired Dashounds, 3 male and 2
female, CKC registration available,
health certificates and first shots,
both parents on site. Will be ready for
pick-up on 2/1/07. Call 863-735-2862
for more info. 1:11p


SPhone (863) 781-9720


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



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


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


Special
Tandam A\le Load
1 -1-16 yards)
$75/Load
Fill Top Soil* Hard Pan
Hardee Counly Area onlvl


(163) 735-2415
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3BR/3B, apartment behind house included.

$229,000 OBO

(863) 781-1062


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REALTY INC.
402 South 6th Avenue
Wauchula, FL 33873
NEW ON MARKET! 4B/2Bth, new A/C and roof,
remodeled kitchen, walk-in closet in master; fenced
back yard and 14x20 storage on concrete foundation.
$133,000
5 acres of vacant land; beautiful homesite; paved road
frontage and excellent location. $125,000
JUST RIGHT FOR BUILDING! 5 secluded acres;
some citrus trees; this tract would make a nice place
for mobile home or house. $125,000
THE LOCATION IS PERFECT! Three really nice
building sites with scattered oaks; located just
moments from town; 3.61 acres total. $65,000
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
PRICE REDUCED! PERFECT FOR WINTER VISI-
TORS OR SMALL FAMILY! 14'x70' River Birch,
SW Mobile Home, located in Charlie Creek ; nice lot
80x125. $55,000
GREAT PRICE on this C/B home with 2B/1Bth,
recently renovated kitchen, roof, tile floors; fenced
yard; excellent family neighborhood. $128,000
NOW IS THE TIME TO BUY this 2B/2Bth Jacobson
D/W, built in 2004; nice 100x175 lot; peaceful location;
listed at $82,000
PRICE REDUCED! Beautiful 5 acres with mature
oaks plus 2B/1.5Bth C/B home; outside storage 30x36;
located in secluded area. $200,000
LOOK NO FURTHER! This recently updated home
has 3B/1.5Bth, new carpet and flooring, new kitchen
cabinets,, fenced yard, convenient location close to
schools and shopping. $155,000
This 3B/1Bth home has plenty of room for children to
play; well maintained, desirable area; new flooring,
H/W heater, roof and garage door. Listed at $155,000


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


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

Michael Adams
BEAUTIFULLY LANDSCAPED! 2B/1Bth home situ-
ated on approx. 1 acre in town; mature oaks; new roof
and A/C. $175,000
COUNTRY SETTING FOR THIS IMMACULATE
3B/2Bth home; located on 5 acres just outside of town
in desirable area plus handyman's 24x36 concrete
workshop.
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
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
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 Duette Area; property is fenced and has a
12" well. Call for details.


KENNETH A. LAMBERT, Broker
ASSOCIATE: MICHAEL ADAMS ......781-2413
ASSOCIATE: CHARLOTTE TERRELL...781-6971
ASSOCIATE: CAROL JACKSON..............991-1255
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2001 Kia Rio
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2001 Ford Taurus


2000 Chevy Monte Carlo


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2002 Ford Focus
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Classifieds


BUILD & REPAIR FENCE. 781-0501.
1:11p
BABYSITTING IN MY HOME, days,
nights, weekends. 445-0572 or 375-
4792. 1:11-18p
NEED A SITTER? I'm your woman!
Will watch your children in my home.
Dependable, honest, caring. Flexible
hours. F/T P/T. 863-304-2423. 1:11p
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


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
***
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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5105 N. Hwy 17 Bowling Green


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


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


Bo Espino
Auto Technician


CUSTOM META L BUILDINGS
rF J 20 x 25 x 9 Ambassador


Vertical Roof (2.12 Pitch)
1 Roll-up Door.
2 Gable Vents, $ 9
4" Concrete Slab '


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
- Up to 35' Wide; Unlimited Length
S"Stamped" Florida Engineered Drawings
-Florida Owned & Operated
SPncc.- P!ia Sal.o Tnx & County Feei Phatn for display pur pos


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877-951-2300
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Selling your house?


Call Billy Hill first?

He pays top $!


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Bowling Green Flea Market I


ATTENTION! State Statutes 489-119
Section 5 Paragraph B and Hardee
County Ordinance 87-09 Section 10
Paragraph D require all ads for any
construction-related service to carry
the contractor's license number.
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OSTOMY, COLOSTOMY, AND ideosto-
my supplies now in stock at Pete's
Pharmacy. tfc
DO YOU HAVE a problem with drugs?
Narcotics Anonymous meets Monday
nights 7 p.m. at St. Michael's
Catholic Church, Heard Bridge Rd.,
Wauchula and Tuesday, Friday and
Saturday nights 7 p.m. at First
Methodist Church, Corner of Grape &
Church St., Bowling Green.
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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BROOKSIDE BLUFFS GARAGE SALE:
Saturday, January 13, 8 a.m. 1 p.m.
at the club house, 8 miles south at
Zolfo, Hwy. 17. Multi-family. Bake
sale. Lunch served. 1:11 p
SIDEWALK SALE: Friday, Saturday, 8-'
12. 301 W. Main. American Cancer
Society building. All dollars fight can-
cer. 1:11nc
366 M.L.K. Fri. & Sat., 8-?. Some fur-
niture, carpet. 1:11c
YARD SALE AT EDNA'S Place: King
beds, $100 up; stoves, gas & electric;
all size beds; and sofa beds. 1:11c


FRIDAY/SATURDAY Manager's Sale -
210 N. 3rd Ave. Furniture, toys,
household. 1:11p
SATURDAY: 272 Georgetown Loop
(off Louisiana). Misc. hardware, wood
filing cabinet, motorcycle, and other
assorted junk. 1:11p
SATURDAY 7-?, 745 Altman Rd.,
Wauchula. Clothes, knick-knacks,
Christmas tree. 1:11p
SATURDAY: 8 a.m. 2 p.m. 219 Rainey
Blvd., Wauchula. 1:11p
'505 N. 8TH AVE. Thur., 1-?, Fri., 7:30-?
1:11p
THUR./FRI./SAT. 301 Georgia St.,
Wauchula. Clothes, dishes, blankets,
misc., 8-? 1:11p
SATURDAY: 208 Park Dr., Riverview.
1:11p
EAGLE DR. OFF HEARD Bridge Rd.
Sat., 8-3 or until all is sold. Lots of
stuff, too much to list. Rain or shine.
No early bird sales. 1:11p
YARD SALE: 4-FAMILIES, Sat. 13th.
Go north on 17, turn right on Maxwell
Rd., follow signs. 1:11p
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 1928 South
Florida Ave. Tools, plants, table and
chairs, clothes, sheets, dishes, toys,
misc. 1:11p
TWO FAMILY Saturday, 7-?, corner
lot behind Wauchula Post Office.
Baby clothes, stroller, bed, car seat,
swing, etc. 1:11p
BABY BOY & GIRL clothes, baby stuff,
maternity, lots misc. 2984 Hickory
Court, Zolfo, 7-? 1:11p



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

(863) 781-2089
Liconsod Insurod Aeopt M/C a Visa |


1/2 ac. comer of Link St. & Ridge
Ave. Next to SFCC & Torrey Oaks
golf course.
$25,000
1/2 ac. with 48x28 concrete block
bldg. 263 Otter Run, Ona
$25,000
Call Today!
(863) 699-2845 or (954) 328-0211
Leave message c1:11,18p


NEW FURNITURE
FOR LESS!
Lamps $17, 100-Barstools $39 up,
50-Desks $97 up, 3 Pc Dropleaf dinette
$197, 50-table and 4 chairs $397 up,
200-Recliners $297 up,
50-2Pc Sqfa & Lovesat Ats $687 up,
50-TV Ent. Centers $167 up, 2 Pc
Queen Bed Set $297 up, 50-4Pc bed-
room sets $387 up, 3 Pc Livingroom
tables $97 up, '
100-Headboards $79 up.
HIGHPOINT
FURNITURE
,OUTLET STORE
2346 U.S. 27 North Sebring Florida
Next to Lowes & across
from Home Depot d4:20tte


TRACTOR
'47 International Cub
Great condition,
runs like new,
rare dual wheels
$2800 or Best Offer

HORSE TRAILER
Good condition
4-horse slant goose-
neck, rear tack
$2800 or Best Offer

SADDLE
Billy Cook, Cow Horse
Special 16" seat
Like NEW
Retails for $1299
$850 or Best Offer
863-221-8327
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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.
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702 SOUTH 6TH AVENUE
WAUCHULA, FL 33873


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


AM-SOUTH REALTY


MAKING REAL, ETATrE REAL. EASY.'"
An Independently Owned and Operated Member of Coldwell Banker Real Estate Corporation


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


781-3627
781-1186
773-0575


Richard Dasher


Office hours 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM


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. This 5-acre tract is the
perfect place for horses or recreational purposes.
Located on Tall Oaks Trail in the Golden Oaks. Owner
motivated to sell! Reduced to $72,500.
Great Investment for Potential Rental Income.
3 BEDROOMS 1 BATH ON 2 LARGE SHADY LOTS ONLY
$65,000 WON'T LAST LONG AT THIS PRICE.
SECLUDED COUNTRY HOME
Immaculate 3 Bedroom, 2 bath MH on 5 beautiful acres.
Fenced for cattle or horses. Nice oaks and pines. Listed
price $155,000.
JUST LISTED
12 ACRES of Fenced Pasture land, with well and pond.
Great location for horses, or build you're new home.
Located south of Zolfo Springs. Listed price $179,500
Owner motivated make an offer.
HORSES ALLOWED
3 BEDROOM 2 BATH HOME WITH ATTACHED 2 BED-
ROOM 1 BATH APARTMENT, VERY CONVENIENTLY
LOCATED ON 1.8 ACRES ONLY $198,500.


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 on East Main Street Wuachula. 2.9 acre income
producing orange grove. Only $160,000.
Large lot with an affordable starter home located in
Bowling Green, This 3-bedroom/l 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. Owner says make an offer, call for an appoint-
ment today!
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.
TWO COMMERCIAL LOTS
Located on Hwy 17 North in Bowling Green Only $75,000.


FEATURES OF THE WEEK!!
135 x 120 ft. lot Zoned Duplex or Residential! Only $22,500.
RETIREES DREAM This 14x66 3-bedroom, 2-bath comes with screened porch, carport and shed. Also
included is a new washer, dryer, stove, refrigerator and microwave. Ready to move right on in. Only
$58,000 Wow, What a Deal!
IN THIS NICE NEIGHBORHOOD, THIS ONE WON'T LAST LONG
2 Bedroom, 1.5 bath on shaded lot, good neighborhood in Ft. Meade. Central air and heat. Only $82,500
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AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD puppies
only 3 left $300. 773-4308. 1:11p
MIN-PIN FEMALE puppy about 16
wks. old, $250 OBO; adult male &
female Min-pins, $100 each. 863-832-
0102. 1:11p
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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ATTENTION! State Statutes 828.29
requires that all cats and dogs sold in
Florida be at least 8 weeks old, have
an official health certificate, have nec-
essary shots and be free of parasites.
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If you can read this, thank a
teacher.


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SBy JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Hardee junior varsity boys
Sled for most of the game.
But, when Braden River caught
up and tied the game at the buzzer,
that momentum carried the Pirates
to the 59-58 victory.
"It was a hard-fought game, a
hard one to come out on the lower
end. We are learning by leaps and
bounds. We're improving," said a
slightly disappointed head coach
Rod Smith, who saw his squad sur-
render the lead it had built.
There wasn't much time to
bemoan the loss. Hardee traveled to
Sebring on Tuesday evening and
greets DeSoto tomorrow (Friday).
Next week's games are at Avon
Park on Tuesday and Lake Region
on Friday.
Hardee took a slim 9-8 lead into
the second quarter and immediately


give Braden River its only lead,
17-16.
Within seconds Ladarius Pace
answered to put Hardee in front.
Tyler Alden hit one-of-two at the
free throw line and shortly, Skylar
Alden stole the ball and laid it in for
a 21-17 Wildcat lead. An Alex Huff
shot and swap of free throws left
Hardee up 22-21 at halftime.
Juarez opened the second half
with a deuce, followed by a
Youyoute steal and hoop. Hardee
was up 26-21. That stretched to 33-
22 over the next few minutes. A
raised it on good defensive work.
Ezayi Youyoute and Antjuan Jones
keyed the surge with a steal and
shot, and a trip down the key. Jon
Wilson treys kept Braden River in
the game. Luke Juarez added a
shot, but Kancen Jackson and
Charles Hayman went on a run to


PHOTO BY RALPH HARRISON
'The Hardee junior varsity boys lost an overtime heartbreaker on Friday night. Kneeling (from left) are manager Rodney Spinks,
Charles Allen, Harree Cook, Ryan Blair, Raymond Deanda, Skylar Alden, Antjuan Jones and Nathan Tomlinson; standing, Tyler
Alden, Ezayi Youyoute, head coach Rod Smith, Ladarius Pace, Lucas Juarez, Nolan Neuhauser and assistant coach Jonathan
Pippkens-Smith.


Brendon Lissy shot at the buzzer
left the Pirates lagging 38-28.
The first two minutes of the final
period of regulation was a defen-
sive struggle. Braden River found
the range and cut the Hardee lead to
38-32. Jones counted with a goal
and free throw. Fouls began to
mount for Hardee with Youyoute
taking the bench and other Wildcats
hampered. Before the game was
over, Braden River had 34 free
throws, while Hardee had only 14.
Hayman and Wilson hit back-to-
back shots and it was a 43-41 game.
Rebounding by Nolan Neuhauser,
Ray Deanda and Juarez and Jones
shooting kept Hardee just in front.
With less than a minute left, Hardee
.had a 49-44. With a flurry of hoops
and foul shots, the Pirates knotted
the game at 49-all, still with 35 sec-
onds to go.
Jones drove the lane and dished


to Pace to put Hardee up 51-49,
only to have Wilson can another
shot with 3.7 seconds left. A des-
peration Wildcat shot went awry.
Momentum had swung. Braden
River notched a couple of shots to
lead 55-51. When Juarez was
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For Hardee, Youyoute had 10
before fouling out. Neuhauser had


no points numerous rebounds
before sitting down with his fifth
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Thursday, January 11, 2007


A New Year Means


New Shows At SFCC


the world's best-known vocal inno-
vators and improvisers. His record-
ings have sold over 20 million
copies. Performing with McFerrin
is Voicestra, 12 uniquely gifted
singers of jazz to opera.
Three amazing voices can be
heard at SFCC on Saturday, Feb. 24
when Three Mo' Tenors step on
stage. They are three classically
trained, African-American singers
who have perfected seven musical
styles: opera, Broadway, jazz,
blues, soul, spiritual, and gospel.
Doc Severinsen and his Big Band
will perform Monday, March 5.
The flamboyant, Grammy award-
winning music director of "The
Tonight Show" will be performing
with 15 of the show's best musi-
cians. Their repertoire includes
pop, jazz, ballads, and big band
classics. Severinsen has made more
than 30 albums. He started working
for NBC in 1962 as first trumpet
for the highly respected Tonight
Show Band. Five years later, he
took over as music director and
stayed with the show until Johnny
Carson retired in 1992. This season
is his farewell tour.
The 2006-07 Artist Series season
concludes with "Pirates of Pen-
zance" on Wednesday, March 28.
Join the band of swashbuckling
pirates, bumbling policemen and
ditsy maidens in a romp over the


South Florida Community Col-
lege has announced its schedule of
Artist Series performances for the
new year, featuring something for
everyone from rock to big band to
opera.
First on stage is Dallas Brass,
which will perform its highly
acclaimed show, "American Musi-
cal Journey," this Saturday. Since
its founding in 1983, Dallas Brass
has become one of America's fore-
most musical ensembles. The group
has established a unique blend of
traditional brass instruments with a
full complement of drums and per-
cussion. The Dallas Brass reper-
toire includes classical master-
pieces, Dixieland, swing, Broad-
way, Hollywood, and patriotic
music.
The Hungarian Symphony
Orchestra will bring international
flavor on Thursday, Jan. 25. The
orchestra, founded in 1907, cele-
brates its 100th anniversary with
this debut American tour. Perform-
ing over 60 concerts each season,
the symphony orchestra appears
mainly in Budapest. Under the
leadership of music director and
conductor Andras Ligeti, the it has
become one of the most prominent
ensembles in Europe.
Ten-time Grammy award winner
Bobby McFerrin will take the stage
on Thursday, Feb. 8. He is one of


rocky coast of Cornwall in Gilbert
& Sullivan's comedic opera. The
beauty, wit, and whimsy of the
show along with a colorful cast of
characters have made "Pirates of
Penzance" an enduring classic
since it first opened in 1879. This
lavish production features colorful
costumes and an 18-piece orches-
tra.
There will be a special perfor-
mance by Gary Puckett and B.J.
Thomas on Saturday, April 28, at
7:30 p.m. to celebrate the 40th
.anniversary of the college.
Puckett is best known for his
work with the Union Gap and hit
song "Young Girl." Thomas is best
known for his smash hits "I'm So
Lonesome I Could Cry" and "Rain-
drops Keep Fallin' On My Head."
Tickets for any concert are avail-
able online 24 hours a day, seven
days a week at www.south-flori-
da.edu. Tickets may also be pur-
chased by calling the SFCC Box
Office at (863) 784-7178 or by vis-
iting the Box Office located at the
front of the SFCC Auditorium, 600
W. College Dr., Avon Park, from
11:30 am to 2:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday.


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Jan. 11 Girls Basketball Lake Placid Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer Palmetto HOME 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 12 Girls Weightlifting Sebring Away 4:00 p.m.
Girls Basketball DeSoto Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Basketball DeSoto HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 15-19 Girls Soccer Districts Braden River Away TBA
Jan. 16 Boys Basketball Avon Park Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Avon Park HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 17 Boys Soccer Fort Meade HOME 7:00 p.m.
Jan. 18 Girls Weightlifting Avon Park Away 4:00 p.m.
HJHS Basketball Lake Placid Away 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Fort Meade HOME 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 19 Boys Basketball Lake Region Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer Frostproof Away 7:00 p.m
Jan. 22 HJHS Basketball DeSoto HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Boys Soccer Playoffs Palmetto Away TBA
Jan. 23 Boys Basketball Palmetto Away 6/7:30 p.m.
Jan. 24 Girls Weightlifting Sarasota Away TBA
Jan. 25 HJHS Basketball Avon Park HOME 5:30/6:30 p.m.
Girls Basketball Frostproof Away 6/7:30 p.m.


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of looking at life-the possibil-
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SPORTS NEWS DEADLINE IS MONDAY AT NOON


MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

Many don't want to give him the praise.
But God has said to him, "Thou good and faithful
servant, well done."
He gave his life so that we could walk proud and free.
He had a dream about humanity.
His dream was of love, peace and harmony.
He knew if we didn't get it together here on Earth,..
How can we get to Heaven?
How can we have a rebirth?
God loves us all: red, yellow, brown, black or white.
Martin knew this and he was willing to fight.
He was willing to fight for equal rights for humanity.
Let us pray that his dream will come true.
Let us continue the work!
His life was not in vain ...
For he had a dream.


Juanita Middleton
Wauchula
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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
Grape & Church Streets 375-2340
Sunday School 9-45 a m
\1.ming Worship. ... 11 00 am ,
Youth Fellowship......................5:00 p.m.
Evening Worship .....................:00 p.m.
'Wed. Bible Study ......................7:00 p.m.

FORT GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH
Baptist Church Road 773-9013
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship..:................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 Predicacion 11:00 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.....................11:00 a.m.
Sunday Night Worship..............6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer Time ............7:00 p.m

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

ONA BAPTIST CHURCH
131 Bear Lane 773-2540
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Morning Worship ....................11:00 a.m.
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 ................... 1:30 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 Chapel)
S 773-0427.
...elebration Ser ie . ..10 30 a.
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 ..................9:00 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Priesthood 11:00 a.m.
COMMUNITY LIGHTHOUSE
903 Summit St. 735-8681
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Morning......... .......11...I :00 a.m.
Sunday Night 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night......................7:30 p.m.


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WAUCHULA


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

FAITH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
114 N. 7th Ave. 773-2105
Sunday School .......................10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship .......... ....... 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.................. 1 :00 a.m.
Evening Worship ....................5:00 p.m.
Thursday Service ......................7:00 p.m.
FAITH TEMPLE CHURCH OF GOD
701 N. 7th Ave 773-3800
Praise & Worship .................. 10:30 a.m.
Evening Service 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday Night Service ........7:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
1570 W. Main St. 773-4182
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................... 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ......................6:00 p.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
MISSION BAUTISTA
713 E. Bay St. 773-4722
Escuela Dominical....................9:45 a.m.
Servicio de Adoracion ............11:00 a.m.
Predicacion 11:30 a.m.
Estudio Biblie, Miercoles ........7:30 a.m.
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH
1121 W. Louisiana St. 773-9243
SUNDAY:
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................1...1.. :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.......1....... 1:00 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.....................11:00 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 ................... 11:00 a.m.
Discipleship Training................6:00 p.m.
Evening Worship ...................7:00 p.m.
Wednesday Supper....................5:30 p.m.
Wednesday Prayer ....................6:45 p.m.
OAK GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
4350 W. Main St. 735-0321
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Morning Worship ................. 11:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ...................: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 ...................... 1:00 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 HARVESTiMINISTRY
1337 Hwy. 17 South, Wauchuale
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.
SSunday (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 ...................1:00 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 & FT.H ........ 7:00 p.m.


ZOLFO SPRINGS

PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD
FAITH TEMPLE
Oak Street
Sunday Worship ........... 10:00 a.m.
Evening Worship ........... 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday Worship ........ ..7:30 p.m.
Thursday Worship .......... 7:30 p.m.
Saturday Worship ......... . 7:30 p.m.
PRIMITIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
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.m.

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

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

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

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.m.
Wednesday Prayer .......... 7:00 p.m.



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paint sprayer and cans ofpaint'
Then they hurried home, saying|
"We've made it."
But they hadn't. In the morning
the police were at the door. A car
of paint leaked, and left a line from,
the station to their home.
Every sin you commit leaves
trail behind you. It may not always
be seen by man, but it is seen by
God.
The Living Bible says, "He:
knows about everyone, every-'
where. Everything about us is!
wide open to the all seeing eyes ofi
our living God; nothing can be;
hidden from Him."
Want your tracks covered?:
Confess your sins to God. He'll
cover them, and cleanse you, and
keep you clean.


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wondered why people
love to collect antiques?
Things were built
differently than they are
today...no assembly line
construction. Each piece
was custom made by
hand. It was a time
when individuality and
character were a big
part of life. Perhaps we
want to preserve those
times by owning a piece
of the past.


Today nearly every
item we purchase is a
clone of the others on
the shef. Mass
production allows us to
make more for less, but
where is the uniqueness?
Is individuality lost to
the past? Not to God.
God cares about each and every one of us individually. We are
matchless in His eyes. He hears our words and knows our thoughts the t
same as He did years and years ago when these old things were made.
Some things never change. We can still instruct our children about
God. We are free to pray for our needs. Even today, God has not
changed. He tells us in Malachi 3:6... "For I the Lord do not change...."
Celebrate your uniqueness this week at your house of worship.
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AA Machine Pitch Prepares For Season


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The 2007 Dixie Youth AA teams
are gearing up for a two-month sea-
son.
Preparation ends and competition
begins for the Machine Pitch 7- and
8-year-olds on Saturday with a
handful of games.
At 9 a.m., the Lake Branch Dairy
White Sox will contend with the
Elk's Club Giants and at 11 a.m. it
is the Scott Hardcastle State Farm
Insurance Cardinals vs. the Hardee
Fire-Rescue Yankees. Play resumes
at 1 p.m. with the Jack See Con-
struction Devil Rays taking on the
Hardee Petroleum Rangers. The
last game of the game is at 3 p.m.
between the Sunshine Foliage
Marlins and Culligan Water
Conditioning Braves.


Team 1 is the Cardinals, with
coaches Jeff Block, Scott
Hardcastle and Denny Robarts and
team parent Teresa Prestridge.
Playing on their team are Russell
Robarts, Mason Matthew Block,
David Hardcastle, Michael James
Kujawski, Matthew Laker, Mit-
chell Aller, Elizabeth Flores,
Rosinell Rivers, Johnnie Brown,
Clayton Prestridge and Elias
Montoya.
On Team 2, the Devil Rays are
Jhett See, Colt Hancock, Austin
Garcia, Sarah Welch, Desiree Ford,
Sebastian Estrada, Clay Jacob
Hawk, William Derringer, Charles
Adams, Jose Angel Valdiviez,
Armando Cardenas and Kyle
Hewett, who are coached by Jack
See, Jackie See and Gilbert Garcia.
Team 3, the Yankees, are coached


SFCC SUCCESS


COURTESY PHOTO
Once again South Florida Community College can boast the
success of its nursing program. This is the fourth year in which
100 percent of the graduates have passed the state board exam.
The exam is based on national standards and certifies nursing
graduates as registered nurses. This year, 36 SFCC graduates
passed the exam. Dr. Mary Ann Fritz attributes the success to
the program's faculty members, traditional program and critical
clinical experience. However, the success does not stop at the
end of the state board exam. Several SFCC graduates are report-
ing starting wages from $19 to $20 per hour. Pictured above,
Lisa Wilson (from left) and Jennifer Garner gain experience in
one of SFCC's clinical classrooms.


$1,330 FOR YOUTH SPORTS


PHOTO BY NANCY DAVIS
English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep of Wauchula recently presented a
check for $1,330 to Hardee County youth sports. The Dodge
Division of Daimler Chrysler donated $50 to Hardee County
youth sports for expenses involved in hosting the event and an
additional $5 for each demonstration drive completed. Dodge
urango, Caliber, and Mega Cab vehicles were provided for par-
.nts to test drive and examine. English Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep
provided the vehicles, and volunteers from the dealership were
on hand to assist. "Drive for the Kids is a great program. We're
interested in helping the schools, and everyone had a good
time," said Kevin Hanchey, sales manager of English. "Parents
are interested in testing the versatility of these vehicles, and we
are able to provide additional dollars to the school at no cost to
the community." From left are Kevin Smith, English sales/com-
munity relations representative, and Tanya Royal, event coordi-
nator.


by Michael Choate, Jose Flores and
Dan Smith, with Linda Choate as
team parent. On the s.. ad are
Tirease Morris, Kyle Choate, Keith
Choate, Larrett Smith, Noah Daniel
Valletutti, Isaac Santos Flores,
Carlos Camacho, Wyatt Lee
Zeigler, Johnny Shelton, Joshua
Ward, Laina Durrance and Kaylee
Barberee.
On Team 4, the White Sox, are
Ryan Moore, Trevor Walker,
Marquis Delgado, Abel Villarreal,
Joseph Crawford, Lawrence
Walker, Taylor Graham, Jessica
Bembry, Litzy Vargas, Brandon
Franks and Jocquez Campbell,
coached by Dale Crawford, Wayne
Graham and Kevin Moore with
Sabrina Crawford as team parent.
Team 5 is the Braves, coached by
Gerry Lindsey, Joe Albritton and
Jason Clark, with Beth Carlton as
team parent. Their players include
Carol Allison, Hayden Lindsey,
Landon. Ryan Albritton, Abby
Clark, Parker Carlton, Jason
Alamia, Dakota Altman, Cody
Cumbee, Hunter Scranton, Tanner












ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS
MONDAY
NO SCHOOL
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que on a Bun (Salad Tray,
Savory Rice, Pears, Juice, Roll) and
Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Breakfast
Pizza, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Cheese Pizza or Ham-
burger on a Bun (Salad Tray, Potato
.Rounds, Baked Beans, Pineapple
Crisp, Juice) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Lasagna (Salad
Tray, Green Beans, Pears, Juice,
Rolls) and Milk
.F-fR.L.AY..i .
Brdakfast:.rijereal,. .Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese, Mixed Fruit, Milk
Lunch: Taco Hot Pocket or Com-
bo Sub (Salad Tray, Whole Kernel
Corn, Strawberries & Peaches,
Juice) and Milk


JUNIOR HIGH I
MONDAY
NO SCHOOL
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken or
Rib-B-Que or Pepperoni Pizza
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice, Pears,
Juice, Salad Bar, Roll) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Cheese Pizza,
Pears, Milk
Lunch: Toasted Chees w/HB Egg
or Cheese Pizza or Hamburger on a
Bun w/Dill (Lettuce & Tomato, Potato
Rounds, Baked Beans, Juice, Pine-
apple Crisp) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage Patty, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Burrito or Lasagna or
Pepperoni Pizza (Tossed Salad,
Green Beans, Fruit Cocktail, Roll)
and Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs w/Cheese, Buttered Toast,
Fruit Cocktail, Milk
Lunch: Taco Hot Pocket or Com-
bo Sub (Lettuce & Tomato, Whole
Kernel Corn, Strawberries & Peach-
es, Juice) and Milk

SENIOR HIGH
MONDAY
NO SCHOOL
TUESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage Patty
Sandwich, Juice, Milk
Lunch: Oven-Fried Chicken
(Tossed Salad, Savory Rice, Broc-
coli, Roll, Pears, Juice) and Milk
WEDNESDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Sausage
Pizza, Pears, Milk
Lunch: Burrito (Tossed Salad,
Mexican Rice, Mexicali Corn, Pinto
Beans & Ham, Juice, Pineapple
Crisp) and Milk
THURSDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, French Toast,
Sausage, Juice,.Milk'
Lunch: LasacnT (Tossed Salad?
Green Beans, Veggie Cup, Garden
Peas. P64rs, Wald6rf Salad, :Roll,
SJuice) and' Milk
FRIDAY
Breakfast: Cereal, Scrambled
Eggs, Buttered Toast, Juice, Milkr
Lunch: Tacos (Tossed Salad,
.Whole Kernel Corn, Refried ,Beans
w/Cheese, Carrots, Strawberries...'&
PeacheS, Juice) and Milk


Matt Carlton, John Max Ullrich and
Boone Paris.
For Team 6, the Rangers, coach-
es are Scott Farr, Lamont Lee and
Kevin Coker. On their squad are
Jordan Turner, Kole Robertson,
Erik Rentz, Cade Roberts, Joel
Garland, Alexzandra Brant, Stevie
Rey Deanda, Ivan Badillo, Lance
Bursler, Joel Lee and Dawson
Ratliff.


On Team 7, the Marlins, are
Destinee Jackson-Pace, Juan Rene
Medina Jr., Gabrielle Allen, Jaylon
Ramirez, Zackary Richardson,
Benjamin Garrett Norris, Zachariah
Macias, Jesse Santoyo, Catalina
Longoria, William Roberts, Aaron
Delatorre and Daniel Sambrano,
who are coached by Ben Norris,
David Allen and Tim Madden, with
Tara Santoyo as team parent.


Team 8 is the Giants, coached by
Brandon Lambert, Fidel Melendez
and Randy-Benton, with Marivel
Garza as team parent. Their team
includes Samuel Perez, Alexis
Melendez, Diana Olivar, Ashleigh
Adams, Jacob Rickett, Justin
Herrin, Frankie Coronodo, Oscar
Trevino, Quinton Stone, Tamara
Griffis, Lorenzo Farias and Chase
Benton.


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HARDEE COUNTY YOUTH SPORTS
2007 AA SCHEDULE
FIELD MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Time Jan 13
Field #2 Concession: 4 9:00am 4vg
Field #2 Concession: 1 ll:00am 1v3
Field #2 Concession: 2 1:00pm 2 v 6
Concession: 7 3:00pm 7 v 5

Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan I8 Jan19
Field #2: 5:45pm 6v4 5vl 7v3 1v6
Field #2: 7:15pm 2 v3 8v7 5v8 4v2
Concession 6,2 5, 8 7,5 1,4

J Jan 23 an Jan 26
Field #2: 5:45pm 3v5 2 v 8 v2 v7
Field #2: 7:15pm 6v8 7v4 6v3 5v4
Concession 3,6 2, 7 8,6 1.5

Jan29 Jan 30 Feb I Feb 2
Field #2: 5:45pm 2v5 4v1 v 8 2v7
Field#2: 7:15pm 3v8 7v6 4v3 6v5
Concession 2,3 4,7 1,4 2,6

Feb 5 Feb 6 Feb Feb 9
Field #2: 5:45pm 5 v 7 3v1 4 v6 Iv5
Field #2: 7:lSpm 6v2 8v4 3v2 7v8
Concession 5,6 3,8 4.3 1,7

Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 15 Feb 16
Field #2: 5:45pm 3v7 6v 5 v3 1v2
Field #2: 7:S1pm 8v5 2v4 8v6 4v7
Concession 3,8 6,2 5,8 1,4

Feb 26 Feb 27 Mar. Mar. 2
Field #2: 5:45pm 2v8 7v1 5v2 Iv4
Field #2: 7:15pm 3 v6 4v5 8v3 6v7
Concession 2,3 7,4 5,8 1,6

Mar5 Mar 6 Mars Mar9
Field #2: 5:45pm 8 v 1 7 v 2 Rain Out Rain Out
Field #2: 7:15pm 3 v4 5v6
Concession 8,3 7,5

Team 1: Scott Hardcastle State Farm Team 4: Lake Branch Dairy Team 7: Sunshine Foliage
Team 2: Jack See Construction Team 5: Culligan Team 8: Elk's
Team 3: Hardee Fire Rescue Team 6: Hardee Petroleum
**First team listed will be the home team and occupy the third base dugout Home team will keep the official scorebook and the
visiting team will operate the scoreboard. Parents will work the concession as assigned by the team Darent


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4C The Herald-Advocate, January 11, 2007


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
On a windy, soggy night, the
Hardee Wildcats traveled to
Sarasota to upend the Booker
Tornadoes.
Hardee spotted the Tornadoes a
first-half tally, before coming back
in the second half for the 4-1 victo-
ry.
Home victories this week,
Tuesday vs. tough DeSoto and
today (Thursday) vs. Palmetto,
could give Hardee the top seed or a
top for the top seed during the
Class 4A-District playoffs the week
of Jan. 22-26 in Palmetto. Hardee
and Palmetto are running neck and
neck, each with 9-1 records. The
top two seeds draw a bye for the
"irst night of playoffs, when
)eSoto, Sebring, Avon Park and
Braden River will square off for the
right to advance.
In the first game of 2007, the
Wildcats chose to fight into the
wind in the first half. The
STornadoes got their lone score on
"the strangest ricochet goal. The
player was coming from the
goalie's right. The ball hit the left
pole. As Paco (Francisco Lozano)
reached for it, it ricocheted back to
the right pole and from their into
the net," relayed Wildcat head
coach Ron Kline.
"The second half was all of us.
Their goalie plays out, so Roman
Alvarez bounced one in front of
him, up over him and into the net.
Roman also hit another from closer
in, although he missed a header.
"After seven misses, Chico
(senior Alberto Rodriguez) got his


eighth shot in. We were teasing him
about his number 8 and the times it
took him to score. Luis Reyes got
the final score for us," reported
Kline.
On a very muggy night, the high
wet grass slowed the ball even
though the wind was blowing con-
siderably. "There were many other
factors than just skill levels.
However, it was a good tune-up for
the districts. This week, we'll work
on the defense against passing both
before the DeSoto game and the
Palmetto game.
Hardee finishes up the regular
season next week with two games,
a Wednesday home game against
Fort Meade at 7 p.m., the final time
for folks to cheer here for the 'Cats,
and a Friday trip to Frostproof.
At Senior Night next week, nine
boys will play their final home
game. Jose Alonso, Pablo Anselmo,
Andrew Cisneros, Chris DeLa-
Rosa, Jose Gutierrez, Rafael
Hilario, Johnny Huron, Lozano and
Rodriguez will be feted before the
game.
Also playing this year are juniors
Jose Castaneda, Gilberto Gutierrez,
Adam Juarez and Reyes, sophs
Alvarez, Elisio Diaz, Jorge Juarez,
Humberto Nolaso, Carlos Ramirez,
Francisco Rivera, Efrain Ruiz,
Domingo Santiago and Isaac
Vasquez, and freshmen Jesus
Aguirre, Ivan Narvaez, David
Rodriguez and Martin Vegan.
Team managers are Miguel
Rodriguez and Valentin Resales.
Kline is assisted by co-coach
Gilbert Vasquez.


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CAMELOT
Oh, fleeting Camelot, if I'd but known
That in an instant you'd be gone,
I'd have loved you better and cherished you more.
We were young and strong back then. Like knights we were,
Inspired by his crisp oratory and the beaming beauty of her.
Revered by all countries and creeds,
We marched forth to do noble deeds.
Astride a dashing steed, in a suit of armor and with hoisted spear,
We closed to conquer the new frontier.
Facedowns, parries and thrusts to the moving strains of
"Hail to the Chief".
Surely it would last forever! A cessation was beyond belief.

A plot. A shot! A final salute by a tiny tot.
Where art thou, my stately Camelot?
Oh, gallant Guinevere!
Your cries of anguish we did not hear.
Instead, you stolidly performed the rites
And gracefully descended from Everest's heights.
We plunged from soaring self-worth into a dungeon of despair.
But let it not be lost in legend! It was really there.
Though we've now scattered far and wide,
The pomp and class still reside
In a special corner of our mind.

Belton Dominick
Temple Terrace


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By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
"We do everything good but put
the ball in the basket."
Head coach Don Gray was realis-
tic about his team's play in talking
about Thursday's game at Braden
River, one which Hardee lost 38-
34.
The Lady Wildcats face a trio of
opponents this week. They hosted
Sebring on Tuesday evening, go to
Lake Placid today (Thursday) and
visit DeSoto tomorrow.
Next week's home games are
Tuesday vs. Avon Park and Thurs-
day vs. Frostproof. The season ends
with a trip on Thursday, Jan. 25, to,,
Frostproof.
Class 4A-District 10 playoffs are
the week of Jan. 30-Feb. 5 at
Palmetto.
Gray, who was forced to take a
leave of absence for quadruple
bypass heart surgery, is glad to be
back with his team but regrets all
the confusion his seniors have had
to endure with different coaching.
All have played under him for their
high school careers.
"I'm really proud of them. They
are trying so hard, they just can't
hit. They are taking good shots,
they just roll off the rim," said Gray
of his charges.
In the loss at Braden River last
week, Hardee battled to trail by 11-
10 at the end of the first period. A
cold second session gave the


Pirates a 19-13 halftime advantage.
They stretched that to 33-23 at the
end of the third period. Hardee
mounted a comeback of sorts,
outscoring Braden River in the
final period for the four-point loss.
Heather Mirabelli led Braden
River with a dozen points. Four
other players had nine points or
less.
One of the Lady Wildcat seniors,
Jamie Buckley, topped Hardee
scorers with 10 points. The other
seniors are D.K. Davis, Christina
Jena and Ciara Lambert.
Gloria Solis and Sabrina Holmes
were next high for Hardee with
eight points apiece. Holmes
notched a pair of treys. Andrea
Parkinson added a half dozen
points, Jena five, Davis three and
Paige Avery two points, Lambert
and Erica Ureste contributed to the
floor game.
The junior varsity girls showed
their layoff's effects as they were
overwhelmed ty Braden River 44-
14. Courtney Packard had five
points, Brandy Crockett four,
Barbie Hinojosa and Naomi Alvar-
ado two points each and Carleen
"C.J." Brown one point. Keeping
the floor action going were Ashley
Smith, Jennifer Redden, Lindy
Rossman, Andrica Rivers and
Megan White.
Latoya Neasman had 14 points
and Mandi McMurray, 10 more for
Braden River.


WEATHER SUMMARY
Most areas received showers during the v, ek of January 2 through 7.
Rainfall totals for the week ranged from under a tenth of an inch at Apopka
to over four inches at Pensacola. Areas receiving over three inches of pre-
cipitation included Bronson and Jay with Alachua, Marianna, and Talla-
hassee receiving over two inches. Other areas across the State received
from trc.. to over an inch of rain for the week. Temperatures for the week
in the major stations averaged from 6 to 13 degrees above normal. Daytime
highs were in the 70s and 80s. Nighttime temperatures were in the 30s, 40s,
and 50s.

FIELD CROPS
Sugarcane harvesting remains active in the Everglades region. Rains
increased soil moisture supplies in some areas but some areas still remain
dry. Soil moisture supplies in the Panhandle and northern Peninsula was
rated short to surplus. Topsoil and subsoil moisture supplies in the central
and southern Peninsula was rated short to surplus with some pockets of
very short supplies.
Topsoil Subsoil
MoistureLast
Rating This Last Last This Last Last
week week year week week Year
Percent
Very short 1 10 5 1 15 6
Short 49 15 22 25 40 11
Adequate 50 70 70 71 41 78
Surplus 0 5 3 3 4 5
VEGETABLES
Light rains interrupted planting and harvesting during last week.
Producers marketed snap beans, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce,
peppers, squash, strawberries, and tomatoes. Light supplies of celery, sweet
corn, endive, escarole, and radishes were also marketed. In cooperation
with the Florida Cooperative Extension Service whose county directors
participate in supplying field information.

LIVESTOCK AND PASTURES
Statewide, most pasture is in fair condition and improved slightly from
the previous week. In the Panhandle and northern areas, the winter forage
is growing. Pasture condition is mostly good, but grass needs to grow to
improve pasture condition. Cattle condition is mostly good. In the central
and southwest, hay feeding is active. Pasture condition is poor to good with
most in fair condition. Statewide, cattle condition ranges from poor to
excellent with most in good condition.
Cattle Pasture
Condition This Last This Last
week week week week
Percent
Very poor 0 5 0 15
Poor 5 10 10 10
Fair 45 55 75 60
Good 49 30 14 15
Excellent 1 0 1 0
CITRUS
Weather for the first week of January followed the same patterns as
December, with warm temperatures, high humidity, and rainfall on various
mornings and afternoons. One high of 86 degrees was recorded in Sebring.
The most rainfall recorded was in Ft. Pierce at just over a half of an inch.
Maturity levels on early and midseason fruit is high and harvesting should
go full steam ahead until the end of the season, baring inclement weather.
Navel orange and Sunburst tangerine harvest is slowing down and more
effort will be spent on Temple oranges and Honey tangerines. Trees and




Pirates Slip Past



Lady 'Cats


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
The Redlands Christian Migrant
Association has received a $25,000
gift from the Florida Fruit &
Vegetable Research & Education
Foundation.
RCMA provides child-care and
early-education programs to more
than 7,000 children of migrant
farmworkers and low-income rural
families.
"The significant gift will sponsor
100 children for the entire school
year," said Barbara Mainster, exec-
utive director. "Support of this
magnitude is truly a blessing for
our children and their families."
Florida agriculture was among
the earliest supporters of RCMA,
which was established in 1965 in
the Redlands farming area of south-
ern Miami-Dade County. The orga-
nization began in order to provide
safe, nurturing surroundings for
children while their parents worked
in the fields..
To this day, Florida agri-business
is represented on the RCMA Board
of Directors, including FFVA
President Mike Stuart and FFVA
former president George Sorn.
"Growers also support RCMA by


providing land and buildings for
our child-care centers," Mainster
said. "RCMA's founders knew that
growers and farmworkers have
much in common. For example,
both are deeply concerned about
their families, and neither farmer
nor farmworker wants children in
the fields in lieu of proper child-
care and learning."
From three initial centers in the
Homestead/Florida City area,
RCMA today operates more thin
70 centers, including two charter
schools, in rural Florida. In the
2005-06 season, RCMA served
7,544 children in 20 Florida coun-
ties, including Hardee.
Based in Immokalee, RCMA is
funded by local, state and federal
grants as well as the generosity of
businesses, individuals, the United
Way and other organizations.
RCMA relies heavily on charitable
contributions to draw down gov-
ernment grants and can generate
$16 for every $1 donated.
FFVA, based in Maitland, is an
agricultural trade organization rep-
resenting Florida's producers of
fruits, vegetables and other crops.
For more information, see
www.rcma.org and www.ffva.com.


PUBLIC NOTICE
You are hereby notified that on Thursday, January 4,2007, upon public hearing
the Board of County Commissioners of Hardee County, Florida, adopted
resolution vacating and closing a portion of an alleyway located in the Town o
Ona Subdivision, legally described as: the south 145 feet of the 20 feet wide
alleyway running north and south, located in Block 9, 33 34S 24E. The above
described alleywaybeing recorded in the originalplat of the Town of Ona, Florida
as shown in Plat Bar A-26 of the Public Records of Hardee County, Florida..

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FLORIDA MARKETS AT A GLANCE

For the week ended January 4, 2007:

At the Florida Livestock Auctions, receipts totaled 2,904 compared to
0 last week and 6,218 a year ago. According to the Florida Federal-State
Livestock Market News Service: compared to three weeks ago: slaughter
cows and bulls were steady to 1.00 higher; feeder steers and heifers 2.00
to 4.00 lower


Feeder Steers:



Feeder Heifers:


Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 130.00-195.00
300-400 Ibs., 106.00-126.00; and
400-500 lbs., 90.00-112.00.

Medium & Large Frame No. 1-2:
200-300 lbs., 108.00-142.00;
300-400 lbs., 90.00-112.00; and
400-500 lbs., 82.00 96.00


Slaughter Cows: Lean: 750-1200 lbs., 85-90 percent, 38.00-44.00.

Slaughter Bulls: Yield Grade No. 1-2, 1000-2100 lbs., 54.00-60.00.


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fruit are in good condition following a mild fall season and much warmer
than average beginning of winter. One remaining processing plant is sche4-
uled to open this week. Grove maintenance includes irrigation, irrigation
repair, as well as preparation needed for continuation of harvest.
ESTIMATED BOXES HARVESTED WEEK ENDED
Crop Dec 24 Dec 31 Jan 07
In thousands of 1-3/5 bushel boxes
Navel oranges 125 35 57
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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. 7, Jose Rosas, 21, of 1747 Ratliff Road, Wauchula, was arrested
by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with loitering and prowling, possession
of marijuana and introduction of contraband into a jail.
Jan. 7, a residential burglary on Dishong Road was reported.
Jan. 6, Juan Sanchez Jr., 48, of 436 Sweet Gum Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Jerry Rutledge and charged with domestic battery and
criminal mischief.
Jan. 6, Edward Lyle Beasley, 34, P.O. Box 1066, Zolfo Springs, was
arrested by Dep. Nathan Woody on a warrant charging him with violation
of probation (original charge possession of methamphetamine).
Jan. 5, Johnnie Garcia, 29, of 512 W. Jones St., Bowling Green, was
arrested on a U.S. Marshal's warrant charging him with possession of dan-
gerous drugs.
Jan. 5, burglaries on North Florida Avenue and Dena Circle, a theft on
SR 64 East and criminal mischief on Rainey Boulevard were reported.
Jan. 4, Jessica Lee Rodriguez, 23, of 669 Koala Court, Kissimmee,
was arrested by Det. Matt Tinsley on a capias charging her with grand theft.
Jan. 4, thefts on SR 62 and on Crewsville Road were reported.
Jan. 3, Lawrence Edward Larimore, 57, of 2121 Christy Lane,
Lakeland, was arrested by the countywide Drug Task Force and charged
with possession of methamphetamine, trafficking in methamphetamine and
possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jan. 3, Rufus Minor Howell, 33, of 570 Webb Road, Wauchula, was
arrested by the Drug Task Force and charged with possession of metham-
phetamine, tampering with evidence, possession of drug paraphernalia and
driving with knowledge of a suspended license.
Jan. 3, Daniel Shane Keene, 34 of 1436 Lisa Drive, Wauchula, was
arrested by corrections Capt. Jimmy Harrison on a warrant charging him
with violation of probation (original charge trespasss).
Jan. 3, a residential burglary on Causey Road was reported.
Jan. 2, Blanco Hilario Rubinos, 21, of 2304 Ralph Smith Road,
Wauchula, was arrested on a charge of sale of alcohol beverages to a per-
son under 21.
Jan. 2, Francis Peter Grzegorzewski, 23, of 6143 SR 64 East,
Wauchula, was arrested by Sgt. Lyle Hart and charged with domestic bat-
tery.
Jan. 2, Reynaldo Raul Martinez, 21, of 1404 NE Hickory St., Arcadia,
was arrested by Capt. Jimmy Harrison on charges of violation of commu-
nity control house arrest (original charges grand theft and burglary of
structure).
Jan. 2, a 16-year-old Zolfo Springs youth was arrested by Dep. Jerry
Rutledge and charged with battery.
Jan. 2, thefts on Murphy Road and Will Duke Road were reported.

Jan. 1, Kathy Jo Lee, 37, of 285 Washington Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Dep. Danny O'Bryan on a charge of non-support.
WAUCHULA
Jan. 7, Mayela Soto Yancey, 47, of 417 Walton Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Gabriel Garza and charged with violation of the open con-
tainer law, resisting arrest with violence and two counts battery on a law
enforcement officer.
Jan. 7, Antonio Lucas-Jose, 41, General Delivery, Wauchula, and
Martin Nava, 20, of Wauchula Hills, were arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte
:and each charged with disorderly intoxication and violation of the open
container law. Lucas-Jose was also charged with giving a fake identifica-
tion.
Jan. 6, Mildred Beatrice Dempsey, 64, of 1114 Downing Circle,
:Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Matthew Whatley and charged with reck-
,less driving with property damage.


Jan. 6, Juan Carlos Cardos, 29, of 204 E. Main St.,Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with aggravated assault.
Jan. 6, Joel Armond David, 39, of 135 Will Duke Road, Wauchula,
was arrested by Cpl. Gabriel Garza and charged with panhandling.

Jan. 5, Andrew Michael Rupert, 19, of 1120 S. Florida Ave.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Cpl. Gabriel Garza on capiases charging him
with false verification of ownership and petit theft.
Jan. 5, a theft on East Main Street was reported.
Jan. 4, thefts on South First Avenue and U.S. 17 South were reported.

Jan. 3, Job Isaias Martinez-CassaRubias, 29, of 303 E. Main St.,
Wauchula, was arrested by Ofc. Robert Spencer and charged with prohibit-
ed use of contain lights, driving an unregistered vehicle and no valid
license.
Jan. 3, Reynaldo Rivera, 21, of 1243 Polk Road, Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Sgt. Angie Hill on warrants charging him with violation of probation
(original charges two counts battery on a law enforcement officer).
Jan. 3, a theft on Tennessee Street was reported.

Jan. 1, Arturo DeJesus, 23, of 209 E. Main St., Wauchula, was arrest-
ed by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with disorderly intoxication and vio-
lation of the open container law.
Jan. 1, Gustavo Rodriguez, 36, of 705 S. Ninth Ave., Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Chris LeConte and charged with domestic violence battery.
BOWLING GREEN
Jan. 8, Jose Piedad Rivera, 44, of 2223 Falcon Drive, Wauchula, was
arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with DUI and no valid
license.

Jan. 6, Javier Martinez Rochas, 27, of 502 Pineapple St., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with DUI and
no valid license.

Jan. 3, burglary of a conveyance on Orange Street and a theft on Lynn
Street were reported.

Jan. 2, Willie James Robinson, 21, of 21 SE Third St., Fort Meade,
was arrested by Capt. Brett Dowden and charged with burglary of an occu-
pied structure, resisting arrest without force and battery.
Jan. 2, a burglary on West Banana Street was reported.

Jan. 1, Andre Maurice Baker, 40, of 4822 Sally Blvd., Bowling
Green, was arrested by Cpl. Robert Ehrenkaufer and charged with violation
of an injunction for protection.
Jan. 1, Anthony Jerome Redfin, 36, of 606 Jones St., Bowling Green,
was arrested by Ofc. Scott Grace and charged with obstruction of justice.
ZOLFO SPRINGS
Jan. 6, a theft on Suwannee Street was reported.

Jan. 3, a theft on Dove Lane was reported.
Jan. 1, Daniel Dewayne Noblett, 42, of 116 Hilton Road, Bowling
Green, was arrested by Ofc. Jose Ventura and charged with disorderly
intoxication.


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COUNTY COURT
The following marriage license
was issued recently in the office of
the county court:
Andres Carrillo-Sigala, 30, Wim-
auma, and Rosalba Rodriguez, 21,
Zolfo Springs.
Kenneth Mark Baucom, 41,
Bowling Green, and Debbie Lynn
Shiver, 40, Bartow.
John Russell Williams, 44, Bowl-
ing Green, and Beverly McCranie
Smith, 46, Dunnellon.
Micheal Allen Baker, 24, Zolfo
Springs, and Jessica Lynae Evan-
enko, 20, Zolfo Springs.

The following small claims
cases were disposed of recently by
the county judge:
Rocky Shoes & Boots Inc. vs.
Roberto Flores and Dalia Flores
d/b/a La Floresita, order approving
stipulated settlement.
World Omni Financial Corp. vs.
Jessie Trevino Jr., judgment for pos-
session of property.

The following misdemeanor
cases were disposed of recently in
county court.
Miguel Angel Balcatar, disorder-
ly intoxication, adjudication with-
held, probation six months, stay out
of business, evaluation, $315 fine
and court costs, $60 investigative
costs, 10 hours community service;
trespass in an occupied structure,
not prosecuted.
Josefat Barrada-Nicolas, obstruc-
tion of justice, adjudication with-
held, time served, $315 fine and
court costs, $50 investigative costs.
Agustin Caballero-Lopez, disor-
derly intoxication, probation six
months, stay out of business, evalu-
ation, $315 fine and court costs, $60
investigative costs, 10 hours com-
munity service; trespass in an occu-
pied structure, not prosecuted.
Joel Armand David, possession of
drug paraphernalia and resisting
arrest without violence, time
served, $315 fine and court costs,
$100 public defender fees, and $60
investigative costs.
Daniel Farias, assault on a law
enforcement officer amended to
assault, time served, $315 fine and
court costs, $100 public defender
fees.
Emiliano Rodriguez Galarza,
domestic battery, adjudication with-
held, probation 12 months, four-


hour domestic violence class, obey
injunction order, $667 fine and
court costs, $310 restitution, $50
investigative costs; petit theft and
criminal mischief, not prosecuted.
Aurora Alamia Garza, domestic
battery, transferred to pretrial diver-
sionary program with four-hour
anger management class.
William Glenn Sneed, battery,
probation 12 months, four-hour
anger management class, no con-
tact with victim, $667 fine and
court costs, $50 investigative costs,
restitution to be set.
Mariana Elizabeth Vigil, sale of
alcohol to a person under 21, adju-
dication withheld, $315 fine and
court costs.
Melissa Ann Terry, possession of
drug paraphernalia, not prosecuted.
Patrisio Tovar, stalking, not pros-
ecuted.
Candelaria Martinez, domestic
battery, not prosecuted.
Graciela Trevino, not prosecuted.
Everardo Becerra, violation of
probation (original charge battery),
probation revoked, 90 days in jail
with credit for time served, consec-
utive to traffic court sentence, out-
standing fines and fees placed on
lien.

The following criminal traffic
cases were disposed of recently in
county court. Dispositions are
based on Florida Statutes, dri-
ving record and facts concerning
the case.
Melissa Ann Terry, driving while
license suspended (DWLS), not
prosecuted.
Everardo Becerra, DUI and
DWLS, 30 days in jail, consecutive
to misdemeanor sentence, tag
impound 90 days, ignition interlock
two years, license suspended 10
years, DUI school, evaluation,
$1,410 fine and court costs, $60
investigation, $100 public defender
fees, 70 hours community service.
Susan Marie Wilson Nothern,
DWLS, dismissed.
Anthony Jamar Carlton, DWLS,
dismissed.
Eleazar Badillo, DUI, probation
one year, license suspended six
months, tag impound 10 days, DUI
school, evaluation, $720 fine and
court costs, 50 hours community
service.
Paulos Amogne Chale, leaving
the scene of an accident and no


PUBLIC NOTICE FOR

INVITATION TO BID
The Town of Zolfo Springs will accept sealed bids for a light duty
pick up truck for the water/wastewater department. Specifications
may be obtained by contacting the Town Clerks office at (863)
735-0405 or via e-mail @ twnzolfo@strato.net.
Bids 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
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
Town Clerk
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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 :4,1c
Town Clerk


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valid license, adjudication with-
held, 10 days in jail suspended if
obtain valid license, $430 fine and
court costs.
Lawrence Douglas, DUI, adjudi-
cation withheld, six months in jail
- suspended, license suspended
permanently, $723.50 fine and
court costs.
Andy Mendez, DWLS, 30 days
- suspended, probation six
months, $430 fine and court costs.

CIRCUIT COURT
The following civil actions were
filed recently in the office of the
circuit court:
Anita Guerrero vs. Jose Luis
Martinez, petition for injunction for
protection.
Thia Ray vs. Joseph Nathaniel
Aliff, petition for injunction for
protection.
Danielle Hines vs. Robert Hines,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Susan J. Martin and Christina L.
Martin vs. William Lovett, dam-
ages and petition to clarify ease-
ment.
Charles Workman and the state
Department of Revenue (DOR) vs.
Tanya Workman, petition for child
support.
John D. Freeman as personal rep-
resentative et al vs. Lyndel L.
Ayers, petition for partition of
property.
Heidi McClary o/b/o minor child
vs. parents of minor child, petition
for injunction for protection.
Briggs Construction Equipment
Inc. vs. BJD Enterprises Inc., and
Burton D. and Mary Jane McLeod,
damages.
Mary McVey as personal repre-
sentative vs. Florida Institute for
Neurologic Rehabilitation III LLC
and Joseph Brennick, damages.
Mark A. Sneider and Karen E.
Snider, divorce.
Flores & Flores Inc. vs. James A.
Messana, damages.
Marie McVey as personal repre-
sentative vs. medical staff members
of Florida Institute for Neurologic
Rehabilitation III LLC, notice of
intent to file suit.
Ashley Goolsby vs. Penny and
Jeff Johnson o/b/o minor child,
petition for injunction for protec-
tion.
Lysander Longmire vs. Florida
Department of Corrections and
facility staff, notice of intent to file
suit.
Charles Johnson o/b/o minor
child vs. Ashley Goolsby, petition
for injunction for protection.
Brandy Adams o/b/o minor child
vs. Deloris Jhons, petition for


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Brandy Adams o/b/o minor child
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The following decisions on civil
cases pending in the circuit court
were handed down recently by
the circuit court judge:
Gregorio Perez vs. Janet Lee
Perez, order.
Kathleen Patricia Ruschiwal and
Joseph Rudolph Ruschiwal,
divorce.
Pearl Welton and Charles
Welton, divorce.
Senaida Robledo and DOR vs.
Domingo Arroyo, order amending
child support.
Sheila R. Thompson vs. William
D. Blount, child support terminat-
ed.
Ivery T. Jackson Casso and DOR
vs. Rudy N. Casso Jr., administra-
tive child support order.
Constance M. Albritton o/b/o
minor child vs. Mildred Albritton,
transfer of injunction for protec-
tion.
Dione Shonta Graham and DOR
vs. Martell Adrian Brown, child
support order.
Mindy Apolinar vs. Jesus
Apolinar, amended injunction for
protection.
Adeline Hudson and DOR vs.
Ada Lorraine Dees, child support
order.
Billolanda Trevino and DOR vs.
Pete Solis, child support contempt
order.
Victor Garay and Ruthie Garay
vs. Progressive Express Insurance
Co., stipulated agreement approved
and case dismissed.
Senaida Robledo and DOR vs.
Justino Macedo, amended child
support order.
Crtstal Barnwell vs. Randy
Gillis, order on child support
enforcement.
BJD Enterprises Inc vs. Bermont
Grove LLC, voluntary dismissal.
Maria H. Cantello-Sosa and
DOR vs. Blanca E. Sanchez, child
support order.
Rebecca N. Hawk and DOR vs.
Myron Lorenze Refoure Jr.,
amended child support order.
GE Money Bank vs. Jenell C.
Ward, default final judgment.
Alejandro Salgado and Sonia
Aviles Salgado, divorce.

The following felony criminal
cases were disposed of last week
by the circuit judge. Defendants
have been adjudicated guilty
unless noted otherwise. When
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the state probation office and
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Ryan Cordra Bunch, possession
of cocaine, possession of marijuana
and possession of drug parapherna-
lia, not prosecuted.
Mark Allen Carter, battery on a
person 65 years of age or older and
assault on a person 65 years of age
or older, not prosecuted.
Phillip Wayne.Kersey, posses-
sion of marijuana, adjudication
withheld, 18 months drug offender
probation, evaluation and treat-
ment, warrantless search and
seizure, random drug screens, cur-
few, not alcohol or drugs, $495 fine
and court costs, $340 public
defender fees, 75 hours community
service; possession of methamphet-
amine within 1,000 feet of a school
with intent to sell, manufacture of
marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia, not prosecuted.
Julius Merchant, possession of
methamphetamine within 1,000
feet of a school with intent to sell
and possession of drug parapherna-
lia, not prosecuted.
Anita Belcher Platt, possession
of methamphetamine and posses-
sion of drug paraphernalia, adjudi-
cation withheld, 18 months drug
offender probation, evaluation and
treatment, warrantless search and
seizure, random drug screens, no
alcohol or drugs, curfew, $395
court costs, $340 public, defender
fees.
Samuel William Sink III, posses-
sion of methamphetamine, intro-
duction of contraband into jail and
possession of drug paraphernalia,
adjudication withheld, two years
drug offender community control
- house arrest, evaluation and
treatment, warrantless search and
seizure, random drug screens, no
alcohol or. drugs, $495 fine and
court costs on first two charges,
$125 fine and court costs on third
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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 1411
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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. Masten1:4,
Town Clerk


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actions of $10,000 or more were
filed recently in the office of the
clerk of court:
Joseph M. Gilliard to Orange &
Sons Inc., $400,000.
Pedro A. Serrano to Pastor
William Torres'and Rene Padilla,
$110,000.
Evelia M. Perez to Ignacio Lopez
and Leticia Gonzalez, $19,000.
Loca L. Spears to Rafael A.
Sanchez, $320,000.
Habitat For Humanity of Hardee
County' to Mabelene Mariner,
$132,480.
Joseph M. Gilliard to Charles
Guerndt as trustee, $153,744.
Joseph M. Gilliard to H. Fred,
Gierndt as trustee, $213,386.
Inocensia Lazo to Angel arid
Yolanda L. Hernandez, $104,000:
Pauline A. Richards as trustee 1o.
Karen E. and Harry L. Kise,'
$98,000.
Jack McNeal Bauknight to Juain
K. and Sandra P. McWhorter;:
$105,500.
Joseph M. Gilliard to G&T:
Citrus Holdings LLC, $491,279.
Joseph M. Gilliard to T&G;
$788,760.
Joseph M. Gilliard to Mikell S.:
Thompson as trustee, $135,378.
Joseph M. Gilliard to Kenneth E;
Thompson as trustee, $17,453.
Homes of Wauchula Inc. to Sau'
Delgado, $89,000.
FL Land Partners LLC to Charlic
Diaz and Claudia Quintero
$249,100.
Daniel Hill to Don Hunt
$84,900.
Joseph K. and Monique S. Prit
chard to Homes of Wauchula Inc.
$75,000.
Emiliano Tamayo Jr., and
Herlinda and Emiliano Tamayo Sr.
to FM & SJC Property Investments
LLC, $30,000.
Polk Home Services LLC tq
Samuel J. and Amber Lopez;
$159,900.
C. Jack Jr. and Vanette S. See td
Robert F. and Aleyda Y. Martinez;
$169,600.
Brian A. and Melissa Samuels to
Donald E. and Lizanna E. Woods;
$270,000.


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Tee-Ball Season Starts Saturday


By JOAN SEAMAN
Of The Herald-Advocate
It's early January and time for the
three littlest baseball teams to get
going.
SThe Dixie Youth A Division of 5-
and 6-year-olds, formerly called
Tee-Ball, open with four games
between 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. At 9 a.m,
it will be Albritton Insurance vs.


Seacoast, followed by the 11 a.m.
game between the Rimes & Sons
squad and Cooper Timber Mulch-
ing.
In the afternoon, the 1 p.m. game
features Jacobs Insurance vs.
Peace River Electric Cooperative
(PRECo) while the 3 p.m. finale
pits Robart's against Vandolah
Power.


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Team 1 is the Rimes & Sons
Agri-Services Inc. Devil Rays,
coached by Troy Brant, Shawn
Rimes and Keith Patterson with
Annabel Patterson as team parent.
On the squad are Devan Everett
Rimes, Christian Brant, Adrian
Sean Flores, Justin Long, Richard
Lorredo, Ashlee Patterson, Darby
Sanders, Lane Parks, Ayanna
Madison, Kareli Plata, Blake
William Richardson and Andrea
McVay.
For Team 2, the Jacobs Insurance
and Bail Bonds White Sox, the
players are Brison Glen Ward,
Trenton Roberson, Sierra Elizabeth
Coker, Yamilet Galvez, Malik
McMillian, Marc Delatorre,
Rebecca Kedzior, Ethan Ellis
Sambrano, Ismael Cruz, Austin
Santoyo and Giovanni Diego. They
are coached by John Roberson,
Brannon Ward and Glen Kirk with
Stephanie Roberson and Emily
Ward as team parents.
Team 3, coached by Shon
Whidden, assisted by Tami
Whidden and Celia Pate, with team
parent Vicki Pate, is the Cooper
Timber Mulching Mets. On their
squad are Hugh Pate, Joe Anthony
Byers, Andrew Rigney II, William
Wesley Redding, Jared Daniel
Rickett, Scott Meeks II, Heather
Coronado, Denali Briones, Logan
Whidden, Jasmine Pantoja, Weston
Roberts and Tyler Andrew
Lambert.
Team 4 is the Albritton Insurance
Red Sox, coached by Efran
Schraeder, Tony Pazzaglia and
Matt Tinsley, with Millie Tinsley as
team parent. Their team includes
Cade McCall Alexy, Joshua
William Albritton, Weston George
Schraeder, Blake Tinsley, Jackson
Robert Driskell, Lucia Galvez,
Griffin Clark; Dawson Lane Cantu,
Quinton Cole Lindsey, Adam
Pazzaglia, Caleb Turner and Cody
Alan Helms.
Team 5, the Vandolah Power
Marlins, is coached by Bobby
Bragg, Rick Prestridge and Tino
Obregon, with Stephanie Benton as
team parent. Playing for them are
Corie Benton, Aubry Bragg, Cody
Prestridge, Tre' Delos Santos,
Trevor Delos Santos, Adrian
DeLeon, Daniel Obregon, Jasmino
Alfaro, Hardee Pace, Xavier
Salazar, Tara Hines and Ethan
Hollinger.
Team 6 is the PRECo Braves,
with coaches Brent Stephens, Matt


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S Kitnderariten Perncess

I Entry Form ..
SI Print or Type
Contestant Name:

SParent/Guardian Name:


Mailing Address:

Phone Number: Day: Evening:

Competition Age: Date of Birth:
---------------------------------


Moye, Wade Sperry and J.R.
Gough, with team parent Amie
Gough. Their team is J.M. Brown,
Trey Stephens, Jordan Sperry,
SAndrew McGuckin, Zackary
Durastanti, Caleb Cutter McCoy,
Mario Seay Lopez, Matthew
Tyson, Benjamin Clarke, Kyle
Gilliard, Lizandro Villarreal III and
Gage Gough.
Team 7, the Robarts Family


Funeral Home Cardinals, is
coached by Doug Sutton, Robert
Deuberry and Ryan Thomas, with
P.J. Sutton as team parent. On their
squad are Eduardo Rivera, Jeffrey
Kulig, Tyson Sutton, Zackary
Deuberry, Marcus Julian Sam-
brano, Case Douglas, Miguel Ruiz,
Rouke Madronal, Rocky Joe
Ybarra, Jacob McKinney, Garrett
Williams and Haylee Davis.


Team 8 is the Seacoast Yankees,
with players Anthony Webb, Dustin
Willis, Isaac Moreno, Kaleb Joseph
Floyd, Hunter Presley, Madison
Bel Garcia, Aubry Pellom, Andy
Garza, Samuel Delatorre, Lyndsey
Welch, Michael Hunter Cruz and
Dallas Pellom.. They are coached
by Justin Webb, Mike Willis and
Ted Svendsen, with Lacey Webb as
team parent.


HARDEE COUNTY YOUTH SPORTS
2007 A SCHEDULE
FIELD MONDAY TUESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY
Time Jan 13
Farr Field Concession: 4 9:00am 4 v 8
Farr Field Concession: 1 1l:00am 1 v3
FarrField Concession: 2 1:00pm 2v6
Concession: 7 3:00pm 7 v 5

Jan 15 Jan 16 Jan 18 Jan 19
Farr Field: 5:45pm 6v4 5vl1 7v3 1v6
Farr Field: 7:15pm 2v3 8v7 5v8 4v2
Concession 6,2 5,8 7,5 1.4

Jan 22 Jan 23 Jan 25 Jan26
Fanr Field: 5:45pm 3v5 2 v 8v2 1v7
Farr Field: 7:15pm 6v8 7v4 6v3 5v4
Concession 3,6 2, 7 8,6 1,5

Jan 29 Jan30 Feb 1 Feb2
Far Field: 5:45pm 2 v5 4v v 8 2v7
Farr Field: 7:15pm 3v8 7v6 4v3 6v5
Concession 2,3 4, 7 14 2,6

Feb 5 Feb6 Feb8 Feb9
Farr Field: 5:45pm 5v7 3v 4 v6 1 v 5
Farr Field: 7:15pm 6v2 8v4 3v2 7v8
Concession 5,6 3,8 4,3 1.7

Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb 15 Feb16
Farr Field: 5:45pm 3v7 6v1 5v3 1v2
Farr Field: 7:15pm 8v5 2v4 8v6 4v7
Concession 3.8 6,2 5, 8 1,4

Feb 26 Feb 27 Mar. 1 Mar. 2
Farr Field: 5:45pm 2v8 7vl 5v2 1v4
Farr Field: 7:15pm 3v6 4v5 8v3 6v7
Concession 2,3 7,4 5,8 1,6

Mar 5 Mar6 Mar Mar9
Farr Field: 5:45pm 8 v 7 v 2 Rain Out Rain Out
Farr Field: 7:15pm 3v4 5v6
Concession 8,3 7, 5


Team 1: Rimes & Sons
Team 2: Jacob's Ins. & Bail Bond
Team 3: Cooper Timber Mulching


Team 4 :Albritton Ins.
Team 5: Vandolah Power
Team 6: PRECO


Team 7: Robart's Funeral
Team 8: Seacoast


I **First team listed will be the home team and occupy the third base dugout Home team will keep the official scorebook and the
visiting team will operate the scoreboard. Parents will work the concession as assigned by the team parent.

The real and lasting victories Reuters, one of the first news services To proviuc political, eco-
are those of peace, and not of nomic and general interest news to European newspapers, began its
war. service using pigeons to carry messages between the terminals of
-Ralph Waldo Emerson telegraph lines.


I---- ---- ---- --------------~-------- -- --
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
first scheduled meeting.

3. Only "dressy" dresses are permitted. No pageant style dresses. No formal or 9
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
PLACE: 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


SKindergarten Princess Pageant will be held Sunday, February 18th af
2 p.m. at the Hardee County Agri-Civic Center. g 1
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Crystal Lake Village 2006 Home Decoration Award Winners
seem pleased.

Crystal Lake RV News
By Joyce Taylor


Best wishes to everyone cele-
brating a birthday or anniversary in
January.
BINGO


Alice Hunt and Annie Wilkison
split the paper special on December
29. Darlene Henry won the small
Hot Ball jackpot.


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the animal. Contact 773-2320 if you are interested in adopting any cats or dogs that
desperately need a loving home. The kennel location is 685 Airport Road,
Wauchula, at the county landfill.


The world is full of cactus, but
we don't have to sit on it.
-Will Foley


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The greater the obstacle, the
more glory in overcoming it.
-Moliere


DANCES
Steve and Billy played for the
New Year's Eve dance. Fran and
Dick Robinson volunteered to be in
charge of the dances from
November to New Year's Eve so
we could have dances. Linda
Locket and Sylvia Baker helped me
with the spot dances on New Year's
Eve. The next dance is Jan. 31 with
Southern Gold.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST
The first pancake breakfast of the
year is Saturday, from 7:30 to 9.
Please come out and enjoy the
food.

KOFFEE KLATCH
Cal and Betty Gadsby and Jerry
and Barb Koehnee were the hosts
on Jan. 3. Keith Stephens led the
U.S. Pledge, Sylvia Baker led the
Canadian Pledge and Don Merillat
led the prayer. The 50/50 winners
were Betty and Harold Johnson,
Fred and Elaine Leverone, Wayne
and Linda Hubbard and Hal and
Bertha Wilson.
Keith Stephens reminded every-
one of the Chili Supper and Fun
Auction on Feb. 3.
SCORES
Men's Golf Dec. 28: A+B+C+D
Net the winners were Lank
Lankford, Jack Elofosn, Bert Barr
and Dick Robinson.
Ladies Golf Dec. 28: Low net
less putts first, Monique Harkin
and second, Betty Jacobs.
Shuffling: three game winners
were Charlene Baker, Ray Baker,
Dick Barker, Bob Beshel, Marilyn
Funkhouser, Al Johnson, Mary
Lagos, Joe Leverone, Keith
Stephens, Doug Taylor, Margaret
Van Veen, Marian Wooter and me.


CHURCH
Sunday morning Dec. 31, there
were 86 in attendance for church
service at the Rec Hall. The service
opened with the singing of the
hymn "Mansion over the Hilltop."
Rev. Don Merillat gave the offerto-
ry prayer and Jim Bolhouse and
Bob Wilday were ushers. Carol
Merillat, pianist, played "How
Great Thou Art" while the offering
was received.
Nancy Morrison directed the
choir for its anthem "Isn't the Love
of Jesus Something Wonderful,"
accompanied by the pianist.
Rev. Winne's sermon titled
"What Are We Doing That's Going
To Last" was based on Scripture
from Daniel 12:2-8. Hymns used
during the service were "Praise the
Lord" and "He Included Me". The
service closed with the singing of
"God Be with You Till We Meet
Again".


Anita Albert plays the keyboard for our gathering.

The Oasis RV News
By Inez McFalls


Happy New Year everyone. May
your year be healthy, happy and
blessed. There are many, many new
faces here at the Oasis. We wel-
come you. Be sure to join in our
activities, of which there are many.
We all need to keep our calendars
in a prominent place. And, don't
forget to check the board in the Rec
Hall for updates and also, the bul-
letin board in the Rec Hall for sign-
up sheets. This all should be done
on a regular basis so you don't miss
out on anything. Just another
reminder every site (RV and
Mobile Home) has a mail box that
needs to be checked on a regular
basis also. Glad to have Charles
and Emma West, Joanne and Bob
Bray and Raymond and Ruby
Ramey back from visiting family in
Kentucky and Indiana. Also wel-
come back to Claude and Charlotte
Longueiul who went to Virginia to
visit with their granddaughter, her
husband who is a Marine, and their
family. Thelma LeBright also took'
a quick trip to Kentucky to visit her
granddaughter and daughter and
her family.
BINGO
Need to catch up on bingo nights
this article. On Dec. 26, Audrey
Semler won the 50/50 and Carolyn
Bayme the jackpot. Five of the 26
people received merchant certifi-
cates. They were Mary Lou Katzur,
Lucy Bush, Anita Albert, Frank
DeCocco and Rita Clyde.
On Dec. 28, there were 24 play-
ers. The jackpot was won by Anita
Albert and the 50/50 went to Larry
Reid. Merchant certificates were
given to Audrey Semler, Larry Reid
(2), Rita Clyde and Doug JOlinson.
The lucky winner' of the dar was
Shirley Hyde.
Tuesday, Jan. 2, the number of
bingo players was up again to 35.


Rita Clyde won the 50/50 and Sue
Ellison the jackpot. Merchant cer-
tificates were given to Mary Lou
Katzur, Rita Clyde, Florence
Nadeau and Dale Bohnett (2).
BREAKFAST
We held our breakfast of 2006 on
Saturday, Dec. 30. Jo Moore,
Winnie DeWitt and Joni Branham
made the gravy. Ben Bohnett fried
the sausage. John Bayme cooked
pancakes. Carolyn Bayme baked
the biscuits. Dale Bohnett set the


tables. There was also juice and
coffee to round out the meal. And
what a meal it was! Fifty-five peo-
ple enjoyed it and went away
stuffed.
NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY
New Years' Eve found 36 of us in
the Rec Hall, having a good time
and ushering in the New Year
together. Audrey Semler and
Winnie DeWitt did a wonderful jdb
helping me decorate for our party:
Adding to our'enjoyment of the.
evening was Anita Albert entertain-
ing us on the keyboard..
GAMES
Phase 10 had three players on
Wednesday, Dec. 27. I won the first
game. Winnie DeWitt won the sec-:
ond game. Jackie Meadows won-
the third. On Jan. 3, there were six
players. Jackie Meadows won the
first game and Thelma LeBright:
won the second one.
Pokeno was played by four peo-
ple on Dec. 27. No one was espe-
cially luck that day but Mary Lou
Katzur had more luck than the rest.
On Jan. 3, there were five players
and Shirley Hyde was luckiest that
day.
Shuffleboard players had a bit of
competition this week. Twelve peo-
ple played. The winners were Flo
Nadeau and Mark Herman.
Happy New Year. Until next
time.


You're In My Heart

There's a lot of things I could say, and they would all be true,
For the Heavenly Father knows how much I truly love you.
SBut what words are really worthy, for all this love Ifeel,
Because you will be beside me, through all the ordeals.
I know I've let you down a few times, I even hurt your heart,
But you always forgave me, and even God gave me a new start.
Every night you had said your prayers, and prayed
for our sinful souls,
Until the running, and sinning, had finally taken its toll.
And I too have bowed my head, to just ask God about this test,
He has sent you, His very best.
So there are a thousand reasons, why I love you so much,
But no words will ever explain how much I miss
your sweet touch.
-Gray Lamb
Hardee County Jail, Wauchula
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